News for Friday, May 27, 2011


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NHL PLAYOFFS: The quest for Lord Stanley's cup is down to two --- Bruins vs. Canucks

Boston eliminated Tampa Bay in Game 7 on Friday night, setting up a showdown between the Bruins and Vancouver Canucks for the Stanley Cup finals that start Wednesday.

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FRENCH OPEN, DAY 5: No. 1 seed Wozniacki out one day after No. 2 Clijsters falls

Dutch superstar Carolina Wozniacki is upset in the third round of the French Open on Thursday by little- Daniela Hantuchnova.

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INDY 500: Schmidt inspires at Indy from wheelchair

Former IndyCar star Sam Schmidt, who was paralyzed 11 years ago in a crash, is back at Indy inspiring others.

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'Rampage' Jackson puts movie career on hold for UFC 130 fight tonight

Rampage Jackson, who recently appeared in "The A-Team" remake, returns to the octagon tonight to fight in UFC 130.

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ACC/SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: UGA ousts No. 1 seed S.C.; Ga. Tech, FSU face off today

After eliminating No. 1 seed and defending national champ South Carolina from the SEC Tournament on Friday, the Bulldogs must now beat Florida twice today to advance to the conference title game and keep its NCAA College World Series hopes alive.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Albany's Skinner on pace to make cut at Senior PGA Championship; 17-year-old Texan shining once again at PGA Tour's Byron Nelson as Garcia, Palmer lead

Albany golf pro Sonny Skinner sits tied for 29th overall at the Senior PGA Championship, and if he can finish his second round strong today --- after it was halted due to darkness Friday --- he will make his first career cut in a major.

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Heartbreak for Westwood, redemption for Crisp Academy in GISA Class A State Championship

Westwood and Crisp complete Game 2 on Friday after it was disrupted by rain Thursday as the Wildcats from Cordele finish off the Wildcats from Camilla for the Class A state crown.

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Put the rally caps on

Wayne O'Neal hits a walk-off home run, countering Chris Moates' two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning, to give Westfield a 5-3 win against Deerfield in Game 1 of the GISA Class AAA State Championship series that sets up a do-or-die situation for the Knights in today's Game 2 of the best-of-three series.

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Wedding vows are renewed at Herald

Sarah and Lewis Hunter were married in 2003.

SUMTER COUNTY: Two arrested for copper wire irrigation theft

AMERICUS, GA-- Two men were put in jail by deputies Thursday for irrigation wire theft, according to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office report.

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Hubbard calls for special counsel to take lead in Heritage House demolition

The owner of the Heritage House hotel is appealing a municipal court judge's ruling ordering him to demolish the property.

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Judge Weaver released on $10K bail

Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver posts $10,000 bail in connection with his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge.

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WWII Marine to be reburied at Andersonville service tomorrow

Private James Benjamin was killed in action in October 1944 and was originally buried in Hawaii, officials say.

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Businesswoman Fletcher to run for mayor

Local businesswoman B.J. Fletcher will make her formal announcement Tuesday afternoon.