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Changes to the NASCAR schedule might not happen

...Series schedule. Now it seems there only will be minor tweaks to a lineup that's been...through 2019. That means the season will continue to end in late November at Homestead. It's also a certainty the season will start in February with the Daytona 500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-30/changes-nascar-schedule-mi
Across Georgia

Hospital to close in suburban AtlantaSMYRNA, GA. - Emory-Adventist Hospital announced Wednesday that it will close its doors by the end of October.The 88-bed hospital, in the suburb of Smyrna just northwest of the city of Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office receives Taser donation

...agencies.The less-than-lethal weapons will only be used by officers in the department...carry them. "The additions of these units will greatly benefit the safety of our officers...said in the release.Beggs said the units will serve as an enduring reminder of Paugh...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-30/lincoln-county-sheriff
New opportunity might send Marcos Ambrose back to Australia

...which has been with Roush since 2012, will be the primary sponsor for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for several events. Zest will also be a season-long associate on...season in a three-driver lineup that will also include Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-30/new-opportunity-might-send
AAA: Top SC substandard bridges on I-26

...current traffic volume. The Department of Transportation says it will cost $1.5 billion annually over the next 20 years to bring...other needs.Incumbent Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has said she will unveil her plan to increase highway funding in January.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/aaa-top-sc-substandard-bridge
Rants & Raves

...belong. AMERICANS NEED to stop whining and start shining. I WILL BE SO GLAD at our next presidential election. It has been too many years since we have had a president. Hopefully we will get someone who knows what they are doing. SOMEONE NEEDS TO...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/rants-raves
New Redskins coach trying to develop his young quarterback

...Redskins scheme under new coach Jay Gruden. Gruden says there will be "sprinkles" of zone-read, but he's more interested...injury the last couple of years. He's healthy, but there will be a balance. We used some in Cincinnati with Andy Dalton and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-30/new-redskins-coach-trying-dev
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

...agreement "window dressing," saying the NCAA will be able to settle one-off suits for several...approval.If he does, affected athletes will have a chance to weigh in before Lee decides...This agreement's proactive measures will ensure student-athletes have access to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-29/ncaa-settles-head-injury-
Augusta Fire Department partners with GRU for emergency vehicle operating training for EMS physicians

...physicians.The first classroom course will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Fire...spokeswoman Dee Griffin. The instruction will focus on liability, legal responsibility...as defensive and offensive driving, and will be conducted by Augusta Fire Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-29/augusta-fire-department-partn
Palace Malice favorite for Whitney Stakes

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice will break from the No. 5 spot in Saturday's...mile race which features a field of nine.Will Take Charge is the second choice at 4-1...rail for the Grade I race.John Velazquez will be aboard Palace Malice, who is trained...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/palace-malice-favorite-whitn