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Georgia Democrats, Republicans reach out to voters

...otherwise to head to the polls."A lot of people think no matter who I vote for it doesn't matter," said Ryan Mahoney, a spokesman for the Georgia Republican Party. "I think there are abundant differences between Nathan Deal and Jason Carter and David...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-20/georgia-democr
Gas prices fall in Georgia and South Carolina

...prices under $3 a gallon as the months continue."It's going to be leveling off through the rest of the year," AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins said. "We've have no concern of shortage and plenty of supply, which keeps prices lower. It's very unlikely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-20/gas-prices-fall-georgia-an
Army official addresses leaders at private meeting

...decision was made "weeks ago" that media wouldn't be allowed and that the free event wasn't a public meeting.Fort Gordon spokesman J.C. Mathews said the decision to bar the media was made by AUSA. He said an Augusta Chronicle reporter was not allowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-19/army-official-addresses-lead
Water scooter victim still hospitalized

...after being injured in a personal watercraft accident on Thurmond Lake during the weekend, a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokesman said Monday.The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was called to investigate after Thomas Marshall Jay, 14, was injured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-18/water-scooter-accident
Not just Ebola: Drugs manufactured in tobacco plants being tested against array of diseases

...relative of the plant used to make cigarettes."It's definitely not something you smoke," said Jean-Luc Martre, a spokesman for Medicago, a Canadian company that's testing flu vaccines made with tobacco plants.Medicago has a new production facility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/not-just-ebola-drugs-manuf
Report highlights ongoing concerns with aging SRS infrastructure

...order to sustain functional performance of many facilities, equipment and systems," the report says.Energy Department spokesman Jim Giusti said in an e-mail to site stakeholders Tuesday that SRS is participating in a federal infrastructure assessment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-16/report-highlights-ongoing-co
Barrow's rival close to investing $1 million of own money

...declined a request to interview the candidate. Asked about Allen's decision to spend so much of his own money, campaign spokesman Dan McLagan said in an e-mailed statement: "Rick believes in paying his success forward for his grandkids and their generation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-17/barrows-rival-close-investing
Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

...with Bibb County this year, the population of about 155,000 has a local government staff of around 2,100, according to spokesman Chris Floore. Macon-Bibb's tax rate is 12 mills.The commission will hold a third and final public hearing on the tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-15/staffing-numbers-dont-be
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell says state grand jury investigation has ended

...Beach."I was very surprised and happy for him," said House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville.Wilson spokesman Mark Powell said Saturday that he could not comment because the Supreme Court's decision called for secrecy in future court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-16/sc-house-speaker-bobby-harrel
Jeff Gordon shatters track record en route to Michigan pole

...Sunday's race and part of an effort to promote diabetes awareness along with driver Charlie Kimball.Both Wilkins and Kimball have diabetes, and both serve as spokesman for Novo Nordisk, which also sponsors Kimball's No. 83 car.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-15/jeff-gordon-shatters-track