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Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

...trade group for tobacconists and suppliers."If and when Cuban cigars are allowed to be imported, I think there will be a spike in retail tobacco sales," he said. "The curiosity of a new product in the marketplace will drive people out to try those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/cuban-cigar-boom-not-yet-s
Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...facility at Savannah River Site are expected to minimize amounts of highly radioactive waste produced there. After discovering a spike in safety lapses and inadequate emergency response procedures at Savannah River Site, a federal nuclear safety oversight panel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/savannah-river-site
Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

...government said consumer prices rose just 1.3 percent in November compared with 12 months ago.But Yellen noted that oil price spikes in the past had only temporarily raised inflation and suggested that a corresponding drop will likely also have only a "transitory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/fed-promises-patient-appro
Judge throws out 1944 murder conviction that resulted in execution of 14-year-old in SC

...think of no greater injustice," Mullen wrote.The girls, ages 7 and 11, were beaten badly in the head with an iron railroad spike in the town of Alcolu in Clarendon County, about 45 miles southeast of Columbia, authorities said. A search by dozens of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-17/judge-throws-out-1944-
Price spikes for once-cheap generic drugs draw scrutiny from Senate lawmakers

...for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a...experts testifying Thursday said the price spikes reflect broader price increases for generics...where drug shortages have led to price spikes, FDA has approved emergency imports of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/price-spikes-once-cheap-ge
Mike Minor: Braves bounceback candidate

...Minor's tunnel for FB/CB to be important because his release was incredibly loose through Aug. 1. He throws a sharper spike curve that requires a tighter release, because it doesn't produce as much depth. Perhaps the most notable change in Minor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-12-16/mike-minor-b
Washington County ready to cement its legacy

...state football championship 17 years ago. Today's players work out of the same dilapidated fieldhouse where stars like Takeo Spikes and the Edwards clan (Robert, Terrence and Chris) established Washington County as a football force to be reckoned with producing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-11/washington-c
Michigan basketball team struggling like football team

...kindly on those NJIT and Eastern Michigan results.Next up for the Wolverines is a game Saturday at No. 3 Arizona.Guard Spike Albrecht, who says he's been dealing with an unspecified lower-body injury, said assistant coach LaVall Jordan had some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-11/michigans-struggles-arent
Federal nuclear safety board finds funding, staffing decreases for SRS emergency planning

After discovering a spike in safety lapses and inadequate emergency response procedures at Savannah River Site, a federal nuclear safety oversight panel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-19/federal-nuclear-safety-boa
Bulldogs romp past Mocs in Chattanooga

...10 points.Casey Jones led Chattanooga (3-5) with 19 points. MICHIGAN 68, NO. 17 SYRACUSE 65In Ann Arbor, Mich., Spike Albrecht rattled in a 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining to put Michigan (6-1) ahead, and the Wolverines held on to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-02/bulldogs-romp-past-mocs-c