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Confederate flags placed near MLK church

...effort to intimidate us in some way, and we will not be intimidated."Atlanta police Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the National Park Service, which operates the Martin Luther King Jr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-30/confederate-flags-placed-near-mlk-c
Property Transfers

...Homes of Georgia LLC, 2674 New Hope Circle, Lot 35, New Hope Estates, $17,500Charles W. Jackson Jr. to Electrical Workers Home Association, Parcel 1, Reynolds Street, Deed Book B7 Page 126; and Parcel 5, 13th Street, Deed Book B7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/real-estate/2015-07-31/property-transfers
Augusta event aims to start conversation on human trafficking, help young women

...Johnson, a co-founder of Truth in Chaos, an Atlanta-based nonprofit. Christian musician Mike Sarge, of Augusta, will perform.Fernandez said 20 adults including church ministers and youth workers will help facilitate the event.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-30/augusta-event-aims-start-conv
Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

...inspectors to police worker misclassification.Sen...employers that classify workers as independent contractors...look at the construction workers, in Atlanta you can...are all misclassifying workers," he said...hearing on the topic of worker classification included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/lawmakers-claims-construct
Selective hearing strikes at any age

...watched the men as they checked her gas meter.Finishing the meter check, the senior supervisor challenged his younger co-worker to a foot race back to the truck to prove that an older guy could outrun a younger one.As they came running up to the truck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-27/selective-hearing-strikes-any
Accident closes intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Brown Road

...intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Brown Road.The intersection is closed in all directions, and the Augusta Fire Department and emergency medical workers are on scene.Authorities gave no time frame for when the roads would reopen.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-29/accident-closes-intersection
Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez's number during ceremony

...possible, including Expos manager Felipe Alou and Ralph Avila, the scout who first discovered him. He thanked the clubhouse workers and the Red Sox public relations staff. He thanked his family, he thanked the Red Sox ownership and teammates, and he thanked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-28/red-sox-retire-pedro-mar
In Aiken, Rick Santorum says GOP needs skilled communicator to win 2016 election

...voter. ... There is a large group of voters out there up for grabs that we haven't gotten. Those are ... blue collar workers. If you look at the voting analysis, those are the voters who either stayed home or if they came out to vote they didn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-28/aiken-rick-santorum-says-gop-ne
Georgia will develop mountain truck terminal

...a public-private partnership that benefits everybody," he said.Operating the facility will take perhaps a dozen or so workers. It isn't a new endeavor for the Ports Authority which already runs a larger train yard in Savannah that handled 360,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/ga-develop-mountain-truck-
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

...for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California...for its employees."How we support our workers and their families impacts Californians...proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-propos