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Stamkos has Lightning nearing spot in Stanley Cup Finals

TAMPA, Fla. - Steven Stamkos knows what it's like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup Finals and wind up not playing on the NHL's biggest stage.It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-25/stamkos-has-lightning-near
Georgia storms possible today

...moves into Georgia. The National Weather Service says the main threats from today's storms will be heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and frequent lightning. The weather service projects that the highest chances for storms in Georgia will be this afternoon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-26/georgia-storms-possible-toda
System checks teacher-prep by graduate ability

...colleges like Savannah State University that produce small numbers of teachers each year could face the risk that even if just a few wind up in poorly run schools or with a classroom of difficult youngsters, their student performance could throw off the results...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-25/system-checks-teacher-prep-gr
On The Money: What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

...batteries like these might someday do. They may make the electric power grid more robust and able to handle increasing amounts of wind and solar power. In conjunction with rooftop solar systems, batteries may help homeowners reduce their electric bills. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-23/money-what-do-you-really-g
Michaux: Ex-Richmond Academy golfer Greyson Sigg thinks Georgia can go run at NCAA Championships

...The Farms. "The course was really tight off the tee and the wind was a lot different in the practice round. It changed a lot...once you kind of feel uncomfortable with one tee shot and the wind is blowing, it kind of gets you off your game and out of your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-23/michaux-ex-richmond-academy-
Overtime

...previous stage lost him the overall leader's jersey. But a superb ride in another rain-affected stage with challenging winds on Saturday saw the Spaniard finish third and move 2 minutes, 28 seconds ahead of Aru. TennisThiem earns first crown in FranceIn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-23/overtime
Two share lead after third round at BMW

...way. So it went 460 degrees."Thirty of the 76 players who made the cut shot par or better on a sunny Saturday with a tricky wind. Eleven players go into the final round within six shots of Montgomerie."I am where I am. I would rather be leading by eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-23/two-share-lead-after-third-r
World's No. 1 Rory McIlroy misses the cut at European Tour's flagship tournament

...Molinari said. "But I managed to steady the ship. I made a couple of birdies to get even par before the turn and with this wind on the back, you can get a few birdie chances and I took three of them."Byeong Hun An shot 64 to move into second.He started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-22/worlds-no-1-rory-mcilroy-mis
Leaf blister fungus affects local oak trees

...transmitted like most fungal diseases. Microscopic spores are produced in leaf spots during midspring. These spores are carried by wind and rain drops to bud scales and twigs where they remain until the next spring. At this time, rain washes the spores into young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-05-21/leaf-blister-fundus-
Jordan Spieth grabs share of lead at Colonial

...clean and place their golf balls hit in the fairways."We couldn't have had better scoring conditions today. Just the wind died down, and you could just throw darts, and they were landing and stopping," Spieth said. "I'd like to play golf in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-21/jordan-spieth-grabs-share-le