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UGA jumps up in 2 polls

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:25pm

The University of Georgia made the second-biggest jump of all the teams in the two national ranking polls, both of which were released Tuesday.

Following their 45-21 Saturday victory over then-No. 16 Clemson, the Bulldogs moved up six places to No. 6 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll and four spots to No. 8, according to the USA Today/Amway coaches poll.

Only Texas A&M enjoyed a bigger leap. The Aggies (1-0) moved up to ninth from No. 21 in the AP poll and from 20th to 13th in the coaches poll after beating South Carolina 52-28 this past Thursday in Columbia.

Man pleads guilty to reckless conduct by HIV-infected person

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:40pm

A man who denied his HIV status to a sexual partner pleaded guilty Monday to reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person.

Jason A. Young, 33, already had been charged and convicted of the same crime in Aiken County. He served two years in prison in South Carolina.

Because Young had the two sexual partners during the same time period in 2011 and already has served time in prison, Assistant District Attorney Garon Muller agreed to recommend probation, he told Judge James G. Blanchard Jr.

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Strom Thurmond-Silver Bluff is 'Chronicle' Game of the Week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:17pm

Two of South Carolina’s premier football programs will be in the spotlight for The Augusta Chronicle’s Game of the Week.

Strom Thurmond visits Silver Bluff on Friday night at 7:30.

Stop by to see Sports Editor John Boyette and Spotted! photographer Ryan Wehmeyer at The Augusta Chronicle booth for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card. Our team will be there promoting our new Augusta High School Football App, featuring team pages, latest scores, video and photos.

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Aquinas, Washington County still No. 1 in polls

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:27pm

 

The Augusta area is close to a clean sweep of the top spots in the first three classifications.

While Aquinas and Washington County remained No. 1 in the Class A and AAA Georgia Sports Writers Association high school football polls, Washington-Wilkes jumped three positions to second in Class AA. The Tigers, who beat rival Lincoln County 36-10 in Lincolnton on Friday, benefited from losses by Lovett and Heard County. Both teams were ranked ahead of Washington-Wilkes, with Lovett previously No. 1.

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Georgia tourism conference opens at Augusta Convention Center

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:18pm

 

More than 500 travel professionals from across the state will gather Wednesday at the Augusta Convention Center for the annual three-day Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference.

During the conference, participants will learn about tools, tips and information to help them market their destinations, hotels and attractions from an array of expert speakers, according to a news release.

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Video may show US journalist beheading

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:20pm

BEIRUT  — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

 

Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

 

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