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Rory McIlroy builds six-shot lead at British Open

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:22pm


HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for 4-under-par 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at thousands of fans crammed into the horseshoe arena around the 18th green at Royal Liverpool and lightly pumped his fist.

He went from being tied for the lead to six shots ahead of Rickie Fowler in just over an hour.

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FBI issues AC coolant warning

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:26am



ATLANTA — As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.


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Firearms requalification different this year for Richmond County officers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:56pm


Capt. Gerald Metzler has been taking firearms requalification tests for 32 years, but Wednesday he learned something he didn’t know.

He was not gripping the pistol correctly.

Metzler discovered this after a restructuring of the annual shooting skills test for officers.

“This year was a little different,” Metzler said. “We went back to the basics so I picked up on some things I had been doing wrong that I didn’t even realize.”

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