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Midshipmen romp past Eagles

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 7:19pm


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Georgia Southern’s smooth sailing in the Football Bowl Subdivision met rough waters Saturday.

The Eagles had no answers for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds while suffering their worst loss of the season, 52-19, to the Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Georgia Southern (8-3) had a seven-game winning streak snapped. The Eagles lost all three of their FBS nonconference games this season.

“We didn’t execute and they did,” Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz said, summoning up the painful day for the Eagles.

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Jackets dominate Tigers; Clemson loses QB to injury

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:23pm


ATLANTA — On a day with more than one significant injury in the cold air at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the biggest came early and hit the hardest.

As Deshaun Watson limped off the field with less than 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Clemson’s momentum left with the gifted true freshman quarterback.

Georgia Tech’s defense feasted on the Watson-less Tigers as the Yellow Jackets won 28-6 on Saturday.

“I was so proud of our guys, especially defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “We haven’t had a game like that on defense in a while.”

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Gamecocks pull off comeback, top Gators in OT

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:21pm


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This might have been the final game in the Swamp for South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Florida’s Will Muschamp.

After Muschamp went conservative again and settled for a field goal to start overtime, Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper to give the Gamecocks a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday.

South Carolina (5-5, 3-5 SEC) ended a four-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference play and knocked Florida (5-4, 4-4) out of contention in the league’s muddled Eastern Division.

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Expect better enrollment second time under Affordable Care Act

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:28pm

As he was at the opening minutes of the first open enrollment period, Russell Head will be at his computer today just minutes after midnight as the second open enrollment period begins in the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.

He is hoping for a “much better” result from logging onto, instead of hours staring at an error message and continually refreshing the screen.

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Academy of Richmond County students embrace technical skills, career-based classes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:42pm


Technical education helped Academy of Richmond County student Hope Campbell make the jump from home schooling to public school.

Campbell, 16, transferred to Richmond Academy three years ago and felt lost when deciding which classes to take. After talking to her counselor, she decided to enter the school’s cosmetology “career technical pathway” to learn how to create hairstyles and maintain professionalism with potential clients. She’s earning credits toward college and preparing to enter the workforce after graduation.

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Savannah River Site to host military training on Saturday

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:16pm


There’s no reason to be alarmed by the sound of helicopters over Aiken County Saturday. Officials say it’s just an exercise.

Beginning about noon, several helicopters will fly in and out of Savannah River Site as part of the South Carolina National Guard’s Carolina Thunder exercise, according to a news release.

Simulated rifle fire and battlefield noise may be heard in the area of Highway 125, and several full-size replicas of anti-aircraft weapons have been positioned around the site.

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