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After 50 years, big changes coming to Cuba tourism

HAVANA - U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old...last week's announcement by Cuba and the U.S. that they would work to restore normal...in more than 50 years.Obama has said the U.S. is easing the rules on visiting Cuba...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/after-50-years-big-changes-coming-c
The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

...honored?Medal of Honor recipient Barney Barnum, retired U.S. Marine Corps;. Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President...722-8454 ? are always most welcome. (The writer, a retired U.S. Air Force major general., is president emeritus of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-28/jimmie-dyess-sym
In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014...a historically low sub-2 percent.The U.S. economy proved it could thrive even as...Japan and Russia.So what explained the U.S. economy's resilience this year?Economists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/2014-us-economy-began-shak
Top travel destinations for 2015

...topped Lonely Planet's "best in the U.S." destinations for 2015.Several...countries will be participating. The U.S. will be doing its part by sending...France and 50 years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived at Da Nang, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/top-travel-destinations-2015
Skiing can be cheaper than you think when hunting for deals

...Association found that skiing in the U.S. has increasingly become a sport for...significantly more affluent than the general U.S. population," according to the report...surveys of skiers and snowboarders at 87 U.S. resorts. The resorts surveyed hosted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/skiing-can-be-cheaper-you-think-whe
Farmers brace for workforce shortage under Obama's executive action on immigration

...year, it will protect parents of legal U.S. residents from deportation and expand...deportation people brought into the U.S. illegally as children.Manuel Cunha...cutting into the supply of farmworkers."U.S. and Mexican farmers have to compete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-28/farmers-brace-workforce-sh
Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...a presidential appointment with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...which Copenhaver participates, the U.S. Army Cyber Command, and the Starbucks...about whether he was required by the U.S. Constitution to sign off on a "gay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-27/copenhaver-served-mayor-
Veto violence in America: Crime and its causes require everyone to act

...area. The Weed and Seed project that was implemented by the U.S. Justice Department prompted a drastic reduction in crime...an avenue of family values and positive life choices.The U.S. Justice Department reports that Chicago saw 435 murders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-28/veto-violence-am
You Remembered: Fort Gordon

...enter my mind was that we were going to war! Fortunately, that did not occur but for a young man who had only been in the U.S. Army for three and a half months, it was rather frightening.Also, I recall that December 1963 was rather cold for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-28/you-remembered-fort-gordon
New Year's is not always a quiet time for news

...Depression loomed on New Year's Day 1928, an upbeat Chronicle editorially touted what thing to look forward to:A. Paving of U.S. Highway 1 "all the way to Waycross."B. A bridge at Furys FerryC. A 15-foot channel for boats in the Savannah RiverD...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-27/new-years-not-always-quiet-ti