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Ruling for South Carolina's rural schools is encouraging for reform

...opportunities for its school-age children. AS A SOUTH CAROLINA native and a former educational leader, I monitored that equity suit very closely, having attended hearings on several occasions in the state's capital. I also observed the humble tenacity of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-11-23/ruling-south-car
Top turkeys get taste of their own medicine

...was running for mayor, at which time he was against the tax. It's called the Mason Shuffle, which he did wearing a warmup suit on Election Day.Mason also took issue with a $150,000 increase in the mayor's office budget."I'm not convinced the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-11-22/top-turkeys-get
Making Christmas Christian

...they are presents for baby Jesus' birthday. For him. You know, instead of telling a lie about a fat man in a red and white suit coming down a chimney by magic.Then, on Christmas morning we can tell our children that while Christ appreciates the presents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-22/making-christmas-christi
Veterans Affairs Hospitals | The Augusta Chronicle

...leaders - including Robert Hamilton who resigned last week - were not on the staff of ... A wounded Iraq War veteran has filed suit against the government after discovering the seeping wound he endured for years resulted from a sponge left inside him after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals/veterans-affairs-hos
Augusta VA nurses participate in National Day of Action for Ebola Safety

...said dozens of hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits that cover the body head to toe and include electronic, air-purifying...hospital created an Ebola task force to acquire full-body suits that are impervious to fluids and began rigor ous face-to-face...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-12/augusta-va-nurses-participat
His name is Peter

...Secretary Chuck Hagel's statement called him "Abdul-Rahman a.k.a. Peter Kassig."Many major media outlets followed suit in their tributes to the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-humanitarian aid worker, with some referring to Abdul-Rahman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-18/his-name-peter
Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

...being hurt were those who were prevented from getting married.U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, ruling last week on a suit brought in Charleston by Colleen Con don and Nichols Bleckley, tossed out the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-18/court-clears-way-gay-marriage-south
Georgia Regents University hit with age-discrimination suit

...receive a 2 percent raise and a bonus, the suit states. About two hours later, Duva's immediate...process without success, he stated.Duva's suit follows two other employee discrimination suits against the university. A sex discrimination...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-12/georgia-regents-univer
Bond denied for two Augusta men facing rape charges

...whereabouts, Syms said. Investigators also found a white clown suit at his home that could be expected to have a white mask, she...Krepps' home and the investigators didn't consider the clown suit important enough to take, Hawk said.Darby has been disabled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/bond-denied-two-august
Across the region

...threw out South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages and said such marriages could begin at noon this Thursday, ruling in a suit brought by Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley of Charleston.Attorney General Alan Wilson asked the appeals court to put the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-17/across-region