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Michaux: Woods' play encouraging

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:22pm

Typically only insomniacs turn on the television to watch golf at 4 a.m. in a desperate effort to go back to sleep.

On Thursday, golf junkies were actually waking up intentionally to do just that.

The start of ESPN’s live 11-hour coverage of the first round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool just happened to coincide with the major championship return of Tiger Woods. And the man who moves golf’s needle the way The Beatles once did rewarded the diehards with an encouraging performance.

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Police quit probe after victim balks

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:11pm

Police say their investigation into an Appling home invasion and the reported thefts that followed it was terminated Thursday after the victims refused to cooperate.

Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said the investigation was closed.

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Poll: Kingston edging ahead of Perdue

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:45pm

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston’s one-point lead one week ago over businessman David Perdue has stretched to five points in the Republican Senate runoff, poll results showed Thursday.

The InsiderAdvantage/Fox5/Morris News survey was conducted with OpinionSavvy July 15-16 and included telephone and online surveys of 696 likely voters in Tuesday’s Georgia GOP primary runoff.

The latest results show Kingston leading Perdue 46-41 percent, a spread just outside the margin of error. Thirteen percent said they were undecided.

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Men robbed after stopping with flat tire

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:18pm

Two men told police they were robbed at gunpoint after stopping with a flat tire early Wednesday.

Rooney Dupuy, 27, of Texas, and Antwaun Fambro, 28, of Arkansas told police they were driving on Morgan Road around 1:30 a.m. to get to Gate 1 of Fort Gordon on Gordon Highway when they had a flat tire. The men had previously attempted to enter the base’s Tobacco Road entrance after returning from downtown but found it closed.

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