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Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

...Georgia's "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard, the toughest in the nation.The high...lawyers have long argued Georgia's high standard for proving intellectual disability is...beyond a reasonable doubt. Georgia's standard has repeatedly been upheld by state and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/judge-denies-challenge-death-
Jimmy Carter celebrates 90th birthday

...times" of his life since establishing The Carter Center, "this beautiful place on earth that has set moral and ethical standards that exemplify what a superpower like America ought to be." Rosalynn Carter choked up while introducing her husband, telling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-01/jimmy-carter-celebrates-90th
General Motors looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit as it shifts away from recalls

...think that's a good thing," she told reporters at the company's proving ground in Milford, Michigan, north of Detroit.Standard & Poors analyst Efriam Levy said the plan shows GM is headed in the right direction, although it faces significant challenges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-01/general-motors-looks-new-v
Columbia County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...include Administrative Services, the Criminal Investigative Division, Community Services, Detention Center, Professional Standards, Special Operations and Patrol Division. Perhaps the most public face of the Sheriff's Office, the Patrol Division...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/columbia-county-sheriffs-office
Richmond County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...treated impartially and in accordance with the established laws of the United States and the State of Georgia. The Professional Standards and Training Divisions is tasked with many functions. OPST is responsible for all training, oversight of the Field Training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/richmond-county-sheriffs-office
Neighborhood developer fined for erosion control violations

...control, conduct inspections and inspect all its properties in Richmond and Columbia counties for compliance with water quality standards.According to its Web site, Crown Communities has three other high-density subdivisions off Gordon Highway near Fort Gordon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-30/neighborhood-developer-fined
Olympic champ Phelps arrested for second DUI

...license and appeared to be under the influence," the statement said. "He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests."The statement said Phelps was cooperative throughout the process. Phelps was arrested and taken to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-30/olympic-champ-phelps-arreste
Wine Time: 365 Chianti 2011, Italy

...great, but it does mean the wine conforms to certain standards and the taste will be typical of the wines of that region. It regulates grapes used, yields in the vineyards and standards for aging.To guarantee quality you need to look for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-09-30/wine-time-365-chianti
Business news

...in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/business-news
Players get shot at redemption in MLB playoffs

...3 for 23 against St. Louis two years ago.Even two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hasn't quite lived up to his own lofty standards.They have company: Several of baseball's greatest players took their lumps on the sport's biggest stages. Ted Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/players-get-shot-redempt