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More teams earn NFL playoff berths with victories

...taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.Spokesman Jason Penny says it doesn't appear that anyone was directly struck by the lightning Sunday afternoon. He says the lightning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-21/more-teams-earn-nfl-playoff-b
Cheaper gas, longer holiday to send more Americans traveling this season

...prices drop to about $2 a gallon by year's end."Gas prices should continue falling through the rest of the year," AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a news release Tuesday. "Prices are dropping at around 1-2 cents a day, and if that trend continues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-20/cheaper-gas-longer-holiday-se
No takers on Georgia policy allowing rural hospitals to convert into stand-alone emergency rooms

...that no one has applied, it's still out there as an available option for facilities to consider," said Jeremy Arieh, a spokesman for Georgia's Department of Community Health. In addition to supporting the rule change, Deal appointed a committee to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-20/no-takers-georgia-policy-all
US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

...there's some exciting possibilities," said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Carnival Corp. He said "some infrastructure for cruising...2012, said it has no immediate plans to fly to Cuba. But, spokesman Anthony Black noted that "having served there through our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-17/us-travel-industry-carefully-
Toll lane price in metro Atlanta hits record $10

...The toll's cost is set on a sliding scale depending on the level of congestion on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta.DOT spokesman Bert Brantley said the price is dependent on what people are willing to pay.Similar so-called "HOT lanes" south of Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-17/toll-lane-price-metro-at
Dalton police officer faces child molestation charge

...told her not to tell anyone, a Whitfield County sheriff's report states. Tolbert wasn't on duty at the time, police spokesman Bruce Frazier told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.The woman's daughter also said she once found Tolbert standing over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-19/dalton-police-officer-
US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba

...nation."Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, so there's some exciting possibilities," said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Carnival Corp. He said "some infrastructure for cruising already exists in the country," although other issues "need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/us-travel-industry-has-bee
Florida quarterback Treon Harris faces charge

...Chryst from making any offers to assistant coaching candidates until the application deadline of Dec. 29 passes. A Wisconsin spokesman said there are no plans to make any official announcement on assistants until some point after the bowl game. KENTUCKY Coach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-19/florida-quarterback-treon
Kickstarter users search for the secret to being chosen 'Staff Pick'

...says Harper, who raised nearly $12,000 in July to help pay for the printing of more ConQuest journals.A Kickstarter spokesman did not make employees available to be interviewed. The company says there is no science to how its employees choose their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/kickstarter-users-search-s
US-Cuba diplomatic thaw could benefit industries

...Wednesday. "We're encouraged by the announcements today, and we'll evaluate the opportunities," said General Motors spokesman Pat Morrissey, who declined further comment.Mortimer Singer, CEO of Marvin Traub Associates, a retail consultancy that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/us-cuba-diplomatic-thaw-co