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USC Aiken center awarded for fostering small business

...engineering to manufacturing and retail."They're the hopeful, optimistic members of our society that still want to take a chance," DiSano said of small businesses, both existing and emerging. "You're dealing with people that have creativity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-04-16/usc-aiken-c
Pop Rocks: Friends With Benefits finding success booking diverse acts

While I'm not a gambler by nature, I do admire people willing to roll the dice and take a chance on a lofty ambition. There's real pleasure in seeing What Ifs become What Ares ? particularly when endeavors are undertaken for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-12-31/pop-rocks-friends-ben
Cleveland Indians take change on reliever John Axford

...demoted by the Brewers before eventually being traded to St. Louis in August."We thought he was the right guy to take a chance on," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. "We feel like we added an experienced, power arm to the back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-12-19/cleveland-indians-take-c
Augusta Fire Department welcomes new recruits

...relief."After speaking with friends who had recently gone through firefighter training, Ruark said he decided to take a chance on the profession."I was looking for something to make me feel fulfilled," he said. "I was looking to make a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-03/augusta-fire-departmen
Hawks sparked by Ivan Johnson's toughness

...for flashing an obscene gesture during a playoff game, and it took a long time before any NBA team was willing to take a chance on him.Johnson's defensive presence helped free up Horford to focus more on the offensive end. He responded with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-04-28/hawks-sparked-ivan-johnsons-t
NFL Draft was low on stars, high on intrigue

...If we can develop this guy, he has the talent to take you to the dance," Nix said.Other than the decision to take a chance on Manti Te'o in the second round, the Chargers rookie tandem of GM Tom Telesco and coach Mike McCoy added right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-04-28/nfl-draft-was-low-stars-high-
Attack on ex-girlfriend results in prison term

...pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and aggravated assault. His attorney, Rodney Quesenberry, said that with the possibility of serving life without parole if convicted of rape, there was too much risk to take a chance with a jury trial.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-13/attack-ex-girlfriend-r
'Dead arm' might alter workload of GreenJackets' Agosta

...the season.GreenJackets manager Mike Goff said Agosta is going through "dead arm." Goff said he didn't want to take a chance with a second inning of work with him fighting it and losing his mechanics.As Goff confirmed after the game, Agosta's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-06-24/dead-arm-might-alter-wor
Spots still up for grabs at Georgia

...approached Santa Ana's Jones about joining the football team. A look at Quinn's frame and transcript convinced Jones to take a chance on him."He came out of nowhere," Geoff Jones said. "He wasn't a recruited football player. ... He came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/uga/2013-08-10/spots-still-grabs-georgia
Falcons are looking to turn things around

...Smith said. "It comes with just preparation, knowing what you're seeing, knowing when you have an opportunity to take a chance down the field."The Falcons know it's far too early to raise the white flag.Twenty-two teams have made the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-10-06/falcons-are-looking-turn-thin