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Richmond Community Federal Credit Union merges with Atlanta firm

A 3,500-member credit union based in south Augusta merged with a larger Atlanta credit union at the beginning of the month.Peach State Federal Credit Union, based in Lawrenceville, Ga., and Richmond Commu nity Federal Credit Union merged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-06/richmond-community-federal
SC Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

...great-grandfather's brother left a plantation and joined the Union army when Gen. William Sherman came storming through Columbia...monument with a statue honoring black soldiers who fought for the Union on the other end. Other ideas included displaying authentic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-06/sc-senate-votes-take-down-co
Judge warns Alabama counties to comply with Supreme Court and allow gay marriages

...Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.Opposition withered as some counties complied with the decision...in Louisiana, Red River Parish may be the last refusing the unions.In an emailed statement, Red River Court Clerk Stuart Shaw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-01/judge-warns-alabama-counties-comply
Doubling the minimum wage is fraught with employment dangers

...that, if real, they go to the employer to help defray the cost of the increased minimum wages rather than consumed by labor union bargaining, a tenuous assumption.In reaction to these overall arguments, the typical business owner can be heard declaring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/doubling-minimum
Rants & Raves

...wage is the contracts of a lot of the unions, which say they must keep their members...Liberal politicians receive money from the unions, so this means higher dues and in turn higher donations from the unions to the politicians during election years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-02/rants-raves
Donald Ashley

AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Donald Lee "Butch" Ashley will be 11am Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Williams officiating. Interment will be in Jessamine Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175221595
South Augusta Chick-fil-A opens Thursday

...at the shopping center. A post office, a Dollar General and Goodwill Indus tries will remain in the center, and SRP Credit Union will move to the neighboring Lowe's plaza.Chick-fil-A will join a Krispy Kreme that opened in December in Windsor Square...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-01/south-augus
Serena Williams survives scare against Heather Watson at Wimbledon

...Williams at love for a 5-4 edge, moving within a game of by far the biggest victory of her career.At the ensuing changeover, Union Jacks of various sizes flapped in the swirling wind while chants of "Heather!" reverberated through the nearly century-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-03/serena-williams-surv
Donald Ashley

...Funeral arrangements will be announced. Mr. Ashley was a member of the Union Baptist Church. He was also a member of the King David Masonic Lodge and the Long Shoresmen Union. Survivors include 4 stepchildren, Sheraine Peterson, Queens,NY...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175216190
Columbia County couple quick to take advantage of gay marriage ruling

...the first same-sex couple to obtain a marriage license in Columbia County after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized those unions in every state Friday."We always said that if it passed we would get married on the day of," Mendez said of the ruling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/columbia-county-couple-quick-