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Town Changes Name to Hill Valley to Celebrate ‘Back to the Future’ 30th Anniversary

Just about everyone in the known world loves Back to the Future, but one town in Kansas may have even the most fervent fans beat. The City of Augusta has decided to officially rename itself “Hill Valley” in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Show More Summary

The Confederate Flag Flap

Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Making Sense by Michael Reagan You can tell it’s presidential election season. Once again, politicians and the mainstream media are being stupid and irresponsible. They are wasting our time on minor issues...Show More Summary

A Case for Business Involvement in Education

Georgia Power CEO and Georgia Chamber Board President Paul Bowers addressed Augusta business leaders earlier this week, and while talking up certain portions of the state’s educational system, lamented the fact that many prospective workers don’t have the education needed to enter the workforce. Show More Summary

Over Easy: Is the Governor of Maine Mentally Ill?

According to the necn news station, calls for Maine Governor Paul LePage to be impeached are increasing. More than 100 people rallyied outside the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine on Tuesday, following allegations that the bombastic governor blackmailed a school, threatening to withdraw funding if it did not fire a political opponent: Last week, Democrat Speaker...

Allegation that LePage pressured school shocks lawmakers

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics said Thursday they were troubled by accusations that the Republican had the top Democrat in the House of Representatives removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution. [...]Show More Summary

Girls and STEM: How We Can Up the Numbers

We've come a long way since Miss Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, translated Luigi Menabrea's memoir on Charles Babbage's analytical engine in 1843, which led to the first algorithm to be processed by a machine, making Ada, the...Show More Summary

Steve Kerr promised to take Andre Iguodala and Steph Curry to Augusta National

NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, and revealed that he made a few deals with Golden State (...)

Jordan Spieth wins U.S. Open as Dustin Johnson chokes on final green

The Jordan Spieth train keeps a-rolling... and this time, it ran over Dustin Johnson. The Masters champion wasn't quite as steady at Chambers Bay as he'd been at Augusta, but he was good enough to outlast the field and win the 2015 U.S. Show More Summary

Spieth Looks to Build Major Ties With U.S. Open Win

last weekSports / Golf : On Par

Manicured Augusta National and the gnarly links-style layout of Chambers Bay may be as different as southern hospitality and grunge rock but the two venues could have a common bond after Sunday -- Jordan Spieth.

The Beautiful Network of Ancient Roman Roads

A Roman Milestone from the Via Romana XVIII, which connected Bracara Augusta to Asturica Augusta. (Photo: Júlio Reis/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0) In today's terms, it's hard to fathom how much of the world that the Romans once controlled. Show More Summary

SC deputy charged with involuntary manslaughter after shooting bathing wife in head with military rifle

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was charged with involuntary manslaughter after investigators said he shot his wife in the bathtub with a military-style rifle. Matthew Blakley called North Augusta police shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday to report that he had accidentally shot his wife and that...

Warriors Celebration Includes Broken Glass, Augusta and a Cigar for Riley Curry

Every team celebrates an NBA Finals win differently. The Miami Heat pop champagne in South Beach. The San Antonio Spurs ice their bunions and nap. Drake does whatever they do, and the world spins on. Judging by a piece published by Sports...Show More Summary

Masters Behind Him, Spieth Looking for Next Goal

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Jordan Spieth was home last week in Dallas when he slipped into his green jacket from Augusta National.

Sleeveless in Seattle

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Shopping : Fash365

Sleeveless in Seattle Rag & Bone Augusta Embroidered Cropped Top $295, saksfifthavenue.com Rag & Bone Harvey Pleated Silk Track Pants $495, saksfifthavenue.com Lagos 18K Gold & Sterling Silver Soiree Caviar Tiered Drop Earrings $448,...Show More Summary

AARP Hosts Fraud Protection “Scam Jam” Event For Elderly Residents In Maine

The Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine was a busy place on Thursday as AARP hosted a fraud protection forum, or “Scam Jam,” to help the elderly citizens of the region recognize internet fraud. More than 300 Mainers were in attendance. Show More Summary

Alinta to close 760W Port Augusta power stations

Solar thermal push as coal-fired stations and associated mine to close by 2018 on demand stall.

Mastermind: The Evil Genius Behind the Migrant Crisis

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Red Cross members help a migrant after he disembarked in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta in May Antonio Parrinello/Reuters It is a sunny morning in April 2015 on Sicily's east coast and Mount Etna is a postcard, rising from a green-blue...Show More Summary

Tell Us Your Pettiest Golf Club Stories

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Earlier today, we ran an excerpt from author Shane Ryan’s new golf book. It was about the unrelenting pettiness of Augusta National Golf Club, from which even squirrels and birds can be banished for getting out of line. That post inspired commenter Clue Heywood to tell us a story about Randy Johnson scandalizing a local golf club for daring to rock a backwards hat … Read more...

How Augusta National Became Golf's North Korea

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The following is excerpted from Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour. Read more...

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