Top stories of 2014: Augusta mayor's race historic, controversial

...This year saw its share of historic and controversial events, sometimes all in one occasion. The Chronicle will recap the top stories of 2014 beginning today through Dec. 31 as selected by the newspaper's editors and reporters.A seven-month wait...

Illinois State rallies to oust top-seeded New Hampshire in FCS semifinals

...Illinois State scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Redbirds rallied for a 21-18 win over top-seeded New Hampshire in the FCS semifinals on Sat urday.Tre Roberson scored on a 47-yard run midway through the fourth...

Lakeside sophomore Alyssa Hooker runs away with cross country honor

...in spectacular fashion.Finishing in the top 10 in her first three races of the year...Ga., her strategy was to stay with the top five and move up throughout. "When they...two years left, Alyssa has a chance to top former Lady Panther Anna Bowles' two state...

Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason faces tough secondary

...weren't very accurate. Some of them the ball got tipped at the line of scrimmage."The Thorpe Award winner for nation's top defensive back can break the NCAA record with an interception against Georgia. Holliman is tied now for most interceptions in...

Willett narrowly earns spot in Masters

...the world ranking formula, Willett will move up to No. 50 in the final ranking of the year that is published Dec. 29. The top 50 at the end of each year earn invitations to the Masters. Willett will finish narrowly ahead of Tommy Fleetwood of England...

Manchester City continues its push to defend its title

...3-0 Saturday to draw level provisionally with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.Playing without a recognized striker...that made clear Chelsea faces a mounting challenge to stay on top as the league heads into its traditionally intense program of...

Federal Aviation Administration restricts landings at Daniel Field, citing trees and other objects in airspace

...Augusta Aviation, has spent more than $30,000 conducting land surveys, removing 30 trees and installing red blinking lights on top of the Newman Tennis Center clubhouse and light poles, said Becky Shealy, vice president of business development for Augusta...

Biz Bits

JOHN CHANDLERAward/honor: Named top producer in November for Georgia Bank & Trust CLAIRE STONEAward...November from Meybohm Realtors KEVIN MCDOUGALAward/honor: Named top producer of the month for November by Augusta Mortgage Co.

3 tips to help use remaining health account funds

Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money.December is the final month for many...

Florida State coach unsure if Jameis Winston will turn pro

...program for a third season -- would not surprise him."Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to be one of the top two players drafted," Fisher said on Mike and Mike. "He's got to make a choice. He's got to see what he wants to do...