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No takers on Georgia policy allowing rural hospitals to convert into stand-alone emergency rooms

...have the underlying socioeconomic issues," Horne said in a November presentation. "People will still lack health insurance, or if they do have it, it will be bare-bones coverage. And they'll have difficulty in paying the bills."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-20/no-takers-georgia-policy-all
T-Mobile agrees to $90 million settlement

...consent before putting third-party charges on their bills. The company must clearly indicate any third-party charges on the bills.The settlement with T-Mobile came two days after another federal regulator, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/t-mobile-agrees-90-million
Falcons prepare contingency plans around status of Julio Jones

...pizza and ? what else? ? wings to the Lions' headquarters. The food was a thank you to the Lions for providing the Bills a home during a snowstorm that paralyzed the Buffalo region in November.Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold called the food...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-16/falcons-prepare-contingency-p
Empty Stocking Fund: Family coping with sick child

...doctor visits and labs."I was in and out of work at the beginning of the year and with money tight, we got behind on the bills."Your help would be appreciated."The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 84...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-16/empty-stocking-fund-family-co
Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...because the Supreme Court decision exposed a flaw, and now is the time for people to act."The General Assembly convenes Jan. 12 for its 40-day legislative session. So far, none of the bills filed in advance have addressed probation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
Third Day to play greatest hits for Joy tour's final shows

...host the Steven Curtis Chapman Christmas tour, but to get a bonus ? the addition of Third Day as a co-headliner on the bill.The trio of dates will close out touring for 2014 for Third Day, and from the sound of things, it's a great way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-16/third-day-play-greate
We don't need permission

...up there in the Land of Lincoln?The bill Illinois lawmakers sent the governor...recording the police. But the way the bill is written, a conversation is any...because of the way it was snuck in. The bill was introduced as an amendment to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-16/we-dont-need-permissi
Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...was introduced ahead of January's start to the legislative year, by Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg.The bill joins at least three others in the Senate that target hourly wages.In the Senate, Sen. John Scott, D-Richland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl
Stuck with the bill

...the hallmark of reckless spending. The bill funds most of the bloated and increasingly...vote. Despite Obama's support for the bill, a whopping 139 Democrats voted against...bonus for the Augusta-Aiken area, the bill also contained $345 million to continue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-13/stuck-bill
Liberal policies hurt us

...he was referring to are liberals, the news media and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."At what point of suffering are intelligent members of the left going to realize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-13/liberal-policies-hurt-us