SPLOST 7 | The Augusta Chronicle

...area also go to fund improvements to schools and roads. Augusta voters swept the city's seventh sales tax to victory Tuesday with 61.5 percent of votes. As voters decide whether to renew the special purpose, local option sales tax Tuesday...

Johnny Manziel cleared by NFL, named Browns' starter

...his left calf.Nicks played last season with the Indianapolis Colts.COWBOYS: Waived quarterback Brandon Weeden on Tuesday with the possibility of Tony Romo's return this weekend after missing seven games with a broken collarbone.Weeden went...

SPLOST passes overwhelmingly

Augusta voters swept the city's seventh sales tax to victory Tuesday with nearly 62 percent of the vote.The number of yes votes was 9,590, or 61.5 percent, while those opposing the measure cast...

Campaigning continues in House 122, Columbia County Commission runoff elections

...will face Mack Taylor, a former assistant district attorney and county commissioner.Lott garnered the most votes on Tuesday, with 2,999, or 41 percent of the votes cast ? piling up lopsided totals in all but about two of the district's 20 precincts...

Vote remains deadlocked on new commission director hire

...with the Augusta Commission deadlocked between two candidates.Each of four commission votes to fill the job failed Tuesday, with one or more members' abstention or absence each time, preventing the mayor from breaking a tie. The same scenario...

Scandal at Volkswagen widens with new problems in C02 emissions in 800,000 vehicles

...faces the prospect of more fines and lost sales.It was not immediately clear whether the 800,000 vehicles announced Tuesday with the newly discovered carbon dioxide emission problems were among those already affected.Jeannine Ginivan, a spokeswoman...

Xi says 'without reform' no progress for business in China

...cybercrimes.American officials say hacking attacks originating from China are approaching epidemic levels.A meeting Tuesday with governors from five U.S. states and local Chinese officials produced a deal to work on clean energy.

Majority in poll support tax package

A poll conducted for The Au gus ta Chronicle suggests the city's next sales tax is heading for victory Tuesday, with 54 percent of likely voters contacted saying they support the tax.The telephone poll, conducted by Atlanta research firm Opinion...

Xi signs UK nuclear-power deal as Cameron says Britain will be China's 'partner of choice'

...plant's owners a minimum power price for 35 years.Xi has been welcomed with lavish ceremony on his visit, which began Tuesday with a day of pomp that included an address to Parliament by Xi and a banquet at Buckingham Palace during which Kate, the...

Colts top Texans on the road

...second straight game with a shoulder injury. Hasselbeck may not have been 100 percent, either, after missing practice Tuesday with an illness.Johnson extended the lead to 27-17 with the 2-yard reception with about 10 1/2 minutes left. The...