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Draft budget given to board of trustees BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 Sumter School District is proposing a 2-mill property tax increase for the 2014-15 school year, according to the draft budget recently presented to the board of trustees. The proposed increase is about 1.3 percent of the current local revenue of 151 mills. According to Steven Mann, chief financial officer for the school district, the increase will not have a huge impact on homeowners if approved by the board and city council. “We try to balance it out, and this won’t impact homeowners except on their vehicles,” Mann explained. “It will also affect businesses and those who have second homes and boats.” By law, the cap for an increase in mills is about five or six, and the local revenue of 151 mills in Sumter County is on the lower end compared to other counties, Mann said. If approved, the local revenue will have an increase of $360,000. During Monday’s meeting, the school district presented the board with a balanced budget for the 2014-15 school year with a proposed revenue budget and expenditure budget of $108,832,963. Mann said the main thing with the budget is that they’re funding all the state mandates, including retiree insurance increases and employer increases in health insurance and retirement. “We’re not offering new programs or anything next year, so we’re doing the bare minimum, except for those state

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Gary Dargan, seen Thursday at the Sumter County Judicial Center, listens as he is found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Mario Carrbarus Scott.

Dargan gets life plus 5, Helton gets 35 years BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 Gary Dargan was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus five years that will run concurrent as the jury found him guilty of murder in the 2012 shooting death of Mario Carrbarus Scott after four days of hearings at the Sumter County Judicial Center. Shonta Helton, who faced a charge of accessory to murder before the fact, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Young handed down these sentences after a nearly two-hour-long deliberation by jurors, and he was especially fierce in his condemnation of Dargan. “I’m amazed how people act. I find that Mr. Dargan is an unrepentant murderer,” Young said. “He is the epitome of evil in our society. He not only did this act, but then he tried to subvert this court system by getting other people to lie for him. This court shall show no mercy on Mr. Dargan.” Young’s harrowing words were pro-

voked by Dargan’s final statement before the court, which was laced with malice and vulgar language. “Sorry for the pain all the families went through ... the victim’s family. Mrs. Scott, I prayed for you, honestly,” Dargan said. “As far as the prosecutors, the detectives, the judge and all the (expletives) who testify on me, all y’all can suck my (expletive).” Young acknowledged the unfortunate nature of Helton’s involvement in

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Firefighters get new rescue tools BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272

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Firefighter Grant Hogue loads a new hydraulic rescue tool onto an engine at the Thomas Sumter station Wednesday. The Sumter Fire Department received eight separate sets of new rescue equipment this week, valued at a total of $182,000.

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If you’re pinned inside a wrecked car, the last thing you’re likely to notice is what kind of rescue tool a firefighter is using to cut you out. But the firefighter operating that tool likely will notice the difference between the older equipment Sumter Fire Department has been using and the new tools that arrived this week. Firefighters at four different stations got their first look at the rescue equipment when it was delivered to the Alice Drive fire station Wednesday and quickly assessed it as

more portable and efficient. “It’s so much easier to use,” said firefighter Grant Hogue of the light, three-in-one rescue tool loaded onto his engine. “You just push one button.” The department is receiving eight equipment sets from Hurst Rescue Tools — five “heavy” sets including separate cutters, spreaders and rams commonly used to remove victims trapped inside wreckage and three “lighter” sets that include all three features. The multi-use tool features spreading arms that include a serrated inner edge that doubles as a cutting feature. It operates off a rechargeable bat-

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tery pack, which eliminates the need to plug it into an outside power unit or attach a dangling hose. “You don’t have to hook it up,” said Engineer Daren Avins, “You just grab it and go.” The fire department purchased the items from Hurst (makers of the famous Jaws of Life line of equipment) through the contractor MES Carolinas of Charlotte for $182,000 to replace older equipment previously on the department’s rescue trucks. Fire Chief Karl Ford said firefighters compared several pieces of equipment before settling on the items.

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Draft county budget still needs new millage figures BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 Sumter County Council got its first look at next year’s budget on Thursday, the beginning of a two-month process of closing a projected $900,000 gap between incoming revenue and county expenses. But council members will have to wait for more information before they can start making any adjustments. “There are some key things we have not put in yet,” County Administrator Gary Mixon said of the estimated $45 million county budget. One challenge is county staff hasn’t received an updat-

ed millage value, and so the draft budget couldn’t say whether any growth is projected for fiscal year 2014-15. Instead, staff drew up the budget using last year’s millage while awaiting an updated figure from the county auditor. “We did receive an estimate of the value, but we weren’t comfortable with that,” Mixon said, because “we determined there were some errors in there.” Some figures in the estimate apparently didn’t convert between the auditor’s computer software and the program used by the assessor’s office. Mixon said both offices and the county treasurer are working to provide

an updated millage in time for council’s next meeting on the budget. Council members seemed uncomfortable making projections based on old millage figures. “I feel for y’all, because once you get the new millage rate, it’s back to the drawing board,” said councilman Charles Edens. The administrator’s executive summary does include an expected increase in the consumer price index of 1.46 percent, which would boost ordinary county millage from 80.5 to 81.7, and millage for fire districts 1 and 2 will go from 28.9 to 29.3 and 17.3 to 17.6, respectively. Revenue is expected to grow

by $170,955 next year, to $44,494,495. But expenditure is projected to increase by $1,111,049 to $45,434,589. Council has to approve a final budget before the new fiscal year begins July 1. The draft budget also includes the same amount of funding from the local government fund as last year because a new funding level hasn’t been set by the state Legislature, and county officials have to coordinate with their counterparts with the city of Sumter on joint ventures. Requests by individual departments haven’t been adjusted yet either, although the draft includes no cost-of-living adjustment for county em-

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ployees. Councilman Eugene Baten said that will have to be addressed through the budget process. “I’m sure our elected officials are going to ask for a raise for their personnel,” Baten said. “The state is talking about a 1.5 percent raise for next year; the school district is talking about a 2 to 3 percent raise.” Council will hear requests from elected officials at a future budget meeting, and Mixon said a COLA will be considered when the budget is adjusted. “It’s a priority for this administration and staff to look after our employees,” he said, “but that’s unknown right now without the mill value.”

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The Panther Players at High Hills Elementary School present “The Caterpillar’s Voice,” a folktale from Africa, and “The Apple Dumpling,” a folktale from England directed by math teacher Kendall Van Sickle, who also works with Sumter Little Theatre. The students performed Tuesday and Wednesday for parents, teachers and classmates.

Advisers say state tax projections unchanged COLUMBIA (AP) — State economic advisers said Thursday their tax collection projections for South Carolina are on target. The Board of Economic Advisors made no changes in its revenue projections. That means the Senate Finance Committee gets no additional money to spend as members craft their state budget proposal for the fiscal year starting July 1. The committee will finish its work after next week’s legislative break. Chief economist Frank Rainwater said the state’s economic outlook is positive. “Things are generally running

on track,” he told board members. “Overall, I think it’s positive, but we could get a surprise one way or the other.” State coffers have $63 million more than estimated through March. But Rainwater said much of that is because of the timing of tax season this year. Personal income taxes are a major source of state revenue. The annual filing deadline was Tuesday. Refunds going out to taxpayers will bring earlier income tax estimates in line, Rainwater said. Adjusting for that and other factors, such as additional lawsuit settlements, puts revenues at $27.5

million above estimates, he said. The board does not meet again until May 21, two weeks before the legislative session is scheduled to end. That could be as the House and Senate are in negotiations to reach a compromise between their separate budget proposals. The House passed its $7 billion budget plan for state taxes in March. That was a month after the economic board adjusted revenues up by $108 million. That included $28 million recognized from a lawsuit settlement, as well as $80 million in lottery profits above earlier estimates.

When the Sumter Fire Department has been busy, it’s no surprise the Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross has also been hopping. “We’ve averaged a fire every other day since Jan. 1,” said Nancy Cataldo, executive director of the local Red Cross. “We’ve been on a roll.” Now the organization is seeking more volunteers and fiWANT TO HELP? nancial donations. “We’re al• To volunteer, visit redcross. ways in org/sc/sumter to fill out an need of volapplication. All ages unteers, welcome. (and) we’re • Sponsorships are still glad to acavailable for the April 25 golf cept any dotournament. Call (803) 775nation sent 2363. our way,” • Financial contributions are Cataldo tax deductible and may be said. made by: It takes • Calling (803) 775-2363 and $1,250 to giving a credit card number; support a family of • Donating online at redcross. four imorg/sc/sumter; or pacted by • Or mailing a check to 1155 fire, accordN. Guignard Drive, Suite 2, ing to a Sumter SC 29150. Wednesday news release from Red Cross. Based in Sumter, the agency serves Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Kershaw counties. Volunteers from the chapter have responded to 115 fires in that four-county radius since July 1, 2013, Cataldo said, and 52 of those have just been January through March of this year. In such situations, the Red Cross provides financial assistance based on damage; food and clothing; lifesustaining medication; vouchers for eye glasses, dentures, etc.; lodging; “comfort kits” which contain hygiene items; referrals to other agencies in the community; and counselors to follow up with the clients. For more information, call (803) 7752363 or visit redcross.org/sc/sumter.

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Words and music Sumter singer in concert with friends BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com (803) 774-1221 Sumter native Rob Crosby will bring two of his friends and fellow singer-songwriters to town Saturday, April 26, when Sumter Opera House presents Rob Crosby & Writers in the Round. Crosby, Brett Jones and James Dean Hicks have all written hit songs for themselves and others, and they will share both music and stories of their experiences during the conCROSBY cert whose format is similar to that of Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café program. The youngest child of the late John and Julia Hoar of Sumter, Crosby has himself had eight singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts and has recorded six studio albums. He was a co-writer of “Concrete Angel,” recorded by Martina McBride, and has written songs for Lady Antebellum, Paul Simon, Brooks and Dunn, Trace Adkins, Lee Brice and many others. In an interview this week, Crosby talked about growing up in Sumter, early music experiences, his career and the upcoming concert. “I come from a musical family,” he said. “Mama taught music and was a very good pianist. Daddy had a very nice voice and sang with Mama in the church choir. My sister and brother (Nan Cannarella and Steve Hoar) are both good singers and both played in school bands and orchestras from junior high through college. On long family trips we’d all sing songs like ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ and ‘Down by the Old Mill Stream’ in five-part harmonies, so I learned how to sing harmonies at an early age.” Now an accomplished guitarist, Crosby was fascinated by the instrument from an early age. “When I heard my first guitar I was transfixed,” he said. “I was too little to get my fingers around the neck, so Mama bought me a ukulele, and my sister, Nan, showed me how to read the chord charts and make chords. “Then I heard the Beatles. It was all over.” Along with the Fab Four, Simon and Garfunkel were great early influences. “Then my brother-in-law Joe Cannarella turned me on to (Bob) Dylan,” Crosby said. “I’ve found ancient tapes of me singing self-composed songs sounding very much like Dylan when I was in high school. James Taylor and Jackson Browne are also big influences.” As a teenager in Sumter, Crosby “ ... teamed up with Johnny Hilton and another singer-songwriter Johnny had been working with. We had a really great three-man group called Savanna with wonderful harmonies and original songs. We all went to USC and began playing the clubs in Columbia. That was the beginning of my professional music career.” Sumter musicians have played a big part in Crosby’s Nashville career, as well. “Buzz Arledge and Hank Martin gave me my first publishing deal in Nashville,” he said. “Later I met and worked with two other Sumter boys, Lee Brice and Frank Rogers. Lee and I have written a bunch of songs, and one made a Curb Records special compilation CD. Frank is a very successful producer (and songwriter), and he recorded my song ‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired’ (sung by) Trace Adkins which has become the theme song for Wounded Warriors.” Crosby performed solo after his band with Hilton broke up, but soon, he said, “Columbia musicians began migrating into my life, and The Rob Crosby Group emerged. I think we may have been the hottest band in Columbia before Hootie and the Blowfish. Playing in that band was the most fun I’d ever had playing music. I

was surrounded by great musicians. We conquered the club scene in Columbia and toured up and down the East Coast playing colleges. We made two tours of Europe and the Middle East for the Department of Defense. We still get together a few times a year at festivals in Columbia.” His country music career began when “Dylan and Kris Kristofferson led me to country music. I was never a slick electric player, so the singer-songwriter thing suited me. My first publishers in Atlanta encouraged me to focus on country, and I guess it’s worked.” During the course of his career in Nashville, Crosby said, the music has changed. When he first got to the center of country music, he said, “Singers like Sylvia, The Oak Ridge Boys and Ronnie Milsap were singing some pretty lightweight songs like ‘Elvira’ and ‘Your Somebody Called Today.’ When I signed with Arista Records in 1991, some of my label mates like Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, and Diamond Rio were singing more substantial songs. “I was singing ‘She’s a Natural’ and ‘Love will Bring Her Around,’ which were Top 10 hits but didn’t sell too much. ... Steve Earle brought a Springsteen-like roots flavor to Nashville music. Vince Gill brought a real artistry in his voice and guitar abilities. Martina McBride brought a big voice, a pop flavor and some real serious content. She recorded my song ‘Concrete Angel’ — my song

WANT TO GO? WHAT: Rob Crosby & Writers in the Round WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 WHERE: Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. PHONE: (803) 436-2500 TICKETS: $50 stage seating / $27 orchestra and box seats / $25 balcony ONLINE: sumteroperahouse.com

about an abused child. My favorites now are Keith Urban and my man Eric Paslay, the new artist I wrote ‘Friday Night’ with.” Although Crosby has had a lot of success with writing, he said he likes performing better. “Now that I get to play for receptive audiences, it’s not work,” he said. “There’s nothing like pouring out your emotions in a song and hearing and feeling the audience respond. It’s immediate gratification. “It’s like winning a football game or a tennis match — the adrenaline just flows. Writing is fun, but you seldom see a pay-off,” he said. “You spend a few hours creating the best song you can, and the odds are 1,000 to 1 it will be a hit. But it’s a great way to make a living. It beats working, I’ll tell you that!” His philosophy in writing songs and getting airplay is “if I write a song I would be proud to cut myself, there’s a good chance someone else might want to cut it,” Crosby said. His writing process varies. “Sometimes it starts with a title

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The cover of Rob Crosby’s album “Catfish Day” is a photo of Sumter’s Main Street in the early part of the 20th century. The inscription in the lower right corner reads “Sumter, SC 1905.” Crosby will be in concert at the Sumter Opera House on Saturday, April 26. like ‘I Want to Be Your Friday Night’ or ‘Concrete Angel.’ Sometimes it starts with a lyric like the first verse of ‘Last Shot Fired,’ which came to me while jogging in the morning. “Sometimes it starts with a melody that you start fitting words into. It’s part craft, part mystical.” Crosby described the format of Saturday’s concert. “The Songwriters Show we’re bringing to the Sumter Opera House springs from The Bluebird Café, which sprang from three or four songwriters like Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash sitting at Cash’s house and passing around a guitar and maybe a bottle of Jack, showing off new songs,” he said. “We take turns telling

the story behind the songs, what inspired them, who recorded them and how they were written. My fellow performers, Brett Jones and James Dean Hicks, have written smashes like ‘Little Past Little Rock,’ ‘Crazy Town,’ ‘Goodbye Time’ and ‘It Takes a Little Rain.’ These guys are amazing writers, performers and storytellers. They are my favorite writers and two of my favorite people. They will blow you away.” Seth Reimer, city cultural manager, promises a great concert. “We are going to do a real intimate setting with Rob and his friends,” he said. “We have some stage seating and will make it feel as if they are performing just for you.”


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Cadets tour Shaw Air Force Base

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Crestwood High School AFJROTC cadets toured Patton Hall at Shaw Air Force Base on Tuesday. The tour was led by Lt. Col. Michael Dillingham, chief of joint visitors bureau. The cadets also toured the Headquarters Support Company motor pool during their time at Patton Hall.

Bill would repeal state’s ‘stand your ground’ law COLUMBIA (AP) — Members of the Legislative Black Caucus said recently South Carolina’s “stand your ground” law is wrong and should be repealed. The government should not tell people to confront force with force, rather than just walk away, said its chairman, Rep. Harold Mitchell. “We were taught in Sunday School to retreat,” said Mitchell, D-Spartanburg. “We’re taking back ‘stand your ground’ and protecting the citizens of this state.” His bill would delete from state law residents’ right to use deadly force to defend themselves against an attacker wherever they are, as long as they have a right to be there. That language was added in June 2006 as part of a law dubbed the “Protection of Persons and Property

“We were taught in Sunday School to retreat. We’re taking back ‘stand your ground’ and protecting the citizens of this state.” REP. HAROLD MITCHELL, D-SPARTANBURG Act” that sailed through the Legislature with little attention, receiving unanimous approval in the House. The Senate passed it on a voice vote. Mitchell’s bill would still allow people to use deadly force against someone illegally and forcibly entering a home, business or occupied vehicle. “We are here to put the castle back in the castle doctrine. We are not opposed to people protecting themselves and their property. What we are opposed

to is the misuse and abuse of the castle doctrine,” said Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, DOrangeburg. She is among 16 other caucus members who have signed on to Mitchell’s bill. They argue the law provides an excuse for violence rather than preventing it. Those disagreeing include fellow caucus member and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, an attorney who has successfully argued that defense for clients. Rutherford, D-Columbia, said people instinctively

think they can defend themselves, and the law guarantees that. He thinks the law is working, saying he’s yet to see a criminal set free by using that defense. “Stand your ground” laws have gotten a lot of attention since the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., but Rutherford points out it was not directly used in George Zimmerman’s self-defense case.

Zimmerman was acquitted last year in the shooting death of the unarmed teenager. While not directly mentioned in the trial, Florida’s “stand your ground” law was included in the jury instructions and sparked protests across the country. Rutherford said the law is not the problem. “What needs to be repealed is racism and bigotry,” he said.

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Dancing for a good cause

Participants are photographed Wednesday, above, at the Junior Cotillion Presentation at the O’Donnell House. The event raised more than $5,000 for the Sumter Museum. Dancers, left, take their places on the floor at the event.

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POLICE BLOTTER STOLEN PROPERTY A stove and a refrigerator were reported stolen at 8:48 a.m. Friday from a mobile home in the 3500 block of Broad Street. The items are valued at $1,500. Two RCA 32-inch flatscreen TVs, a Sony PlayStation 3 gaming system and a Magnavox DVD player were reported stolen at 10:28 p.m. Friday from a residence in the 6100 block of Waco Court, Wedgefield. The items are valued at $810. A Kenwood stereo, amplifier and speaker set were reported stolen at 11:45 a.m. Saturday from a 1998 Honda Accord parked in the 7900 block of Camden Highway, Rembert. The items are valued at $900. A black-and-brown Colt 1911 9 mm handgun valued at $300 was reported stolen at 12:56 p.m. Saturday from a bluish-green Nissan Altima parked in the 900 block of North Main Street. A Charter Arms .38-caliber revolver, a Taurus PT 140 .40-caliber handgun, a Garmin GPS, a woman’s purse with various documents and $1,500 in cash were reported stolen at 9:43 a.m. Sunday from two Chevrolet trucks in the 1700 block of Jessica Drive. The items are valued at $2,500. Approximately 50 used tires were reported stolen at 10:23 a.m. Monday from a business on the 1000 block of Manning Road. The items are valued at $1,000. VANDALISM The driver’s door and the entire passenger side of a burgundy 2003 Ford F-250 were reported keyed at 7:17 p.m. Friday at a repair shop in the 2500 block of Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell. The damage was estimated at $1,000. The roof, hood and both sides of a 2005 Dodge Magnum were reported keyed at 3:05 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Mason Road, Dalzell. The damage is estimated at $1,500.

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President skeptical on Russia in Ukraine WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine and said the United States and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn’t make good on its commitments. “My hope is we do see followthrough,” Obama said at an impromptu news conference at the White House a few hours after Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up a meeting in Geneva with diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. “The question now becomes, will in fact they use the influence that they’ve exerted in a disruptive way to restore some order so that Ukrainians can carry out an election, move forward with the decentralization reforms that they’ve proposed, stabilize their economy and start getting back on the path of growth and democracy and that their sovereignty will be respected?” he said. Obama did not say what additional sanctions might be in the offing if commitments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva do not materialize. U.S. officials have prepared penalties on wealthy Russians in Putin’s inner circle, as well as on the entities they run. The president discussed the developments with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose support for additional sanctions would be crucial

given her country’s close economic ties with Russia. In a statement about their discussion, the White House said the two leaders agreed that they were prepared to enact further penalties on Russia if it does not de-escalate the situation “in short order.” In his comments from the White House, Obama noted that Russia has thousands of troops massed along its border with eastern Ukraine, a deployment he called a measure of intimidation. He said the United States and others think Russia has played a hand in the “disruption and chaos” that have recently spread through southern and eastern Ukraine. The agreement sketched out in Geneva would give amnesty to protesters who evacuate buildings they have occupied, except those found guilty of capital crimes. It says Kiev’s plans to reform its constitution and transfer more power from the central government to regional authorities must be inclusive, transparent and accountable — including through the creation of a broad national dialogue. At the same time, the agreement gives Moscow a days-long reprieve from threatened U.S. and European Union economic sanctions. The U.S. accuses Russia of stoking a potential eastern Ukraine separatist revolt against Kiev following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s strategic Crimean peninsula.


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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet BY ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earthlike planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system. “This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely rock solid,” University of California, Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy, who had no role in the discovery, said in an email. The planet was detected by NASA’s orbiting Kepler telescope, which studies the heavens for subtle changes in brightness that indicate an orbiting planet is crossing in front of a star. From those changes, scientists can calculate a planet’s size and make certain inferences about its makeup. The newfound object, dubbed Kepler-186f, circles a red dwarf star 500 lightyears from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. A light-year is almost 6 trillion miles. The planet is about 10 percent larger than Earth and may very well have liquid water — a key ingredient for life — on its surface, scientists said. That is because it resides at the outer edge of the habitable temperature zone around its star — the sweet spot where lakes, rivers or oceans can exist without freezing solid or boiling away. The find “is special because we already know that a planet of this size and in the habitable zone is capable of supporting life as we know it,” lead researcher Elisa Quintana of NASA’s Ames Research Center said at a news conference. The discovery was based on observations that were made before the Kepler telescope was crippled by a mechanical failure last year. The planet probably basks in an orange-red glow from its star and is most likely cooler than Earth,

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This artist’s rendering shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers say the planet may hold water on its surface and is the best candidate yet of a habitable planet in the ongoing search for an Earth twin. with an average temperature slightly above freezing, “similar to dawn or dusk on a spring day,” Marcy said. Quintana said she considers the planet to be more of an “Earth cousin” than a twin because it circles a star that is smaller and dimmer than our sun. While Earth revolves around the sun in 365 days, this planet completes an orbit of its star every 130 days. Scientists cannot say for certain whether it has an atmosphere, but if it does, it probably contains a lot of carbon dioxide, outside experts said. “Don’t take off your breathing mask if you ever land there,” said Lisa Kaltenegger, a Harvard and Max Planck Institute astronomer who had no connection to the research. Despite the differences, “now we can point to a star and know that there really is a planet very similar to the Earth, at least in size and temperature,” Harvard scientist David Charbonneau, who was not part of the team, said in an email. If the planet is habitable, photosynthesis may be possible, said astronomer Victoria Meadows of the Uni-

versity of Washington, Seattle. “There are Earth plants that would be quite happy with that,” she said. Since its launch in 2009, Kepler has confirmed 961 planets, but only a few dozen are in the habitable zone. Most are giant gas balls like Jupiter and Saturn and not ideal places for life. Scientists in recent years have also found planets slightly larger than Earth in the Goldilocks zone called “super Earths,” but it is unclear if they are rocky. The latest discovery is the closest in size to Earth than any other known world in the habitable region. Astronomers may never know for certain whether Kepler-186f can sustain life. The planet is too far away even for next-generation space telescopes like NASA’s James Webb, set for launch in 2018, to study it in detail. NASA has not yet decided whether to keep using the crippled Kepler telescope on a scaled-back basis. While the instrument may never detect another planet, scientists have a backlog of observations to wade through.


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Heart attacks, strokes plummet in diabetics BY MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. During the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research also confirms earlier reports of drastic declines in diabetes-related kidney failure and amputations. The drop is mainly attributed to better screening, medicines and care. The improvements came even as the number of U.S. adults with diabetes more than tripled in those 20 years. “It is great news,” said Dr. John Buse, a University of North Carolina diabetes specialist, of the drop in rates. “The prognosis for folks with diabetes has improved dramatically over the last two decades, at least for those with good access to care,”

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Man fined $525 for drink refill at hospital CHARLESTON — A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525. WCSC-TV reports there are signs in the cafeteria telling people refills are not free. When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston refilled his drink without paying Wednesday, a federal police officer gave him a ticket. Lewis is a construction worker and said he never noticed the signs and has refilled his drink without paying before. The medical center said in a statement that Lewis was ticketed for shoplifting but that the VA doesn’t determine the amount of the fine. Lewis said he wasn’t given a chance to pay for the refill and will contest the fine in federal court.

Buse said in an email. He was not involved in the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research is reported in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. Diabetes is a disease in which sugar builds up in the blood. The most common form is tied to obesity, and the number of diabetics has ballooned with the rise in obesity. Today, roughly 1 in 10 U.S. adults has the disease, and it is the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death, according to the CDC. The obese are already at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes. But diabetics seem to have more narrowing of their blood vessels — a condition that can further foster those problems. In the 1990s, key studies showed that diabetics could keep their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol under control. The research suggested that vision and heart problems, leg and foot amputations and other diabetes complications were not necessarily inevitable.

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Chan Lai Ly, right, is examined by Honghue Duong, a physician’s assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to diabetes at International Community Health Services on March 1, 2013, in Seattle. According to a new study, during the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics have fallen by more than 60 percent. Meanwhile, insurance programs expanded coverage of blood sugar monitors and diabetes treatment. Gradually, larger numbers of diabetics were diagnosed earlier and with milder forms of the disease. For the new study, the CDC tallied complication rates

from 1990 to 2010 for diabetics ages 20 or older. During that time, the heart attack rate fell 68 percent, from 141 to 45.5 per 10,000 diabetics, according to hospital records. The decline was so great that, despite the growing ranks of diabetics, the actual number hospitalized with heart attacks

dropped from more than 140,000 to about 136,000. The stroke rate fell less dramatically — but still declined by more than half, finishing at 53 per 10,000. The heart attack and stroke rates for diabetics are essentially even now, lead author Edward Gregg noted.


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mandates for increases,” Mann said. With next school year’s budget in mind, the school district is continuing to work on being a little more lean. This is something Superintendent Frank Baker has been working on by eliminating positions at the district level and shifting a few employees around to the school level in an effort to improve operating efficiencies. Mann said in coming months, the district may see a few more changes as they continue to work toward becoming a leaner and more effective school district. “We’re doing all we can to pay our bills. Health insurance, retirement and teacher pay are all state mandates,” Mann said about the proposed budget. “All of these are very essential, and there will be more changes in the next month.” Mann met with Baker frequently to discuss the draft budget for the next school year. The school district will request approval of the budget from the board on April 28 during the next regular meeting, Mann said. Ideally, they would approve the budget and county council would receive it on May 13. Because the school district doesn’t have autonomy, Sumter County Council will need to approve the proposed budget before it is finalized.

Scott’s death but decided her actions warranted a stiff penalty. “Ms. Helton, although she is very wrong in this situation,” Young said, “and I don’t know that this would’ve happened without her. It may have at some point in time, but the sentence I’m giving her is substantial. I’m not going to max her out.” Helton’s attorney, Shaun Kent, said after the verdict — but before sentencing — that the weight of his client’s charge, which could have been maxed out to life in prison, was hefty, considering Helton’s limited actions. “If she pulled out a gun right then and shot someone in the ear or whatever, she’d be facing less time than she is for making this phone call,” Kent said. “I’m a firm believer in the jury system, but she’s facing life for a phone call.” The testimony of Scott’s family was less lenient than Judge Young, as the family desired strict punishment for both defendants. “My son isn’t here anymore,” said RosaLee Daney, Scott’s mother. “I’ve been in a hole that I can’t dig myself out of since he was killed. It hurts so bad. He was shot down in the street like a dog. Give (Dargan) life. Give (Helton) life. Please.” The mother of Scott’s child was present to read a letter written by the deceased’s 17-year-old daugh-

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Firefighter Grant Hogue with Thomas Sumter Fire Station checks out a set of new rescue tools delivered to the Sumter Fire Department this week.

EQUIPMENT FROM PAGE A1 “It’s really going to benefit the department because some of that equipment was eight or 10 years old,” Ford said. “Now they’re all new, and they come with a warranty, so if they break, we can get them replaced.” The portability of the new tools are also a plus if emergency responders need to reach a remote area. “You’re not trailing a hose into the woods,” Ford said. In addition to Alice Drive, the equipment will be distributed to the Thomas Sumter, Stadium Road and headquarters stations. The heavier sets, which do include a hydraulic power pump for the separate tools, will be assigned to the rescue trucks that respond to major wrecks. According to fire department officials, rescue equipment regularly needs to be updated because manufacturers try to keep pace with the stronger body types of newermodel cars and trucks.

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Shonta Helton reacts Thursday after she was sentenced to 35 years in prison for being an accessory in the murder of Mario Carrbarus Scott. ter, Raven Pugh. “He will never see me graduate or hear of my accomplishments,” the letter read. “He won’t be able to see me get married. I’ll never get a hug or see him smile again. ... I still have emotional breakdowns. ... It is my hope that the person who ended my father’s life will be punished for ending

my dreams.” Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III said he was happy with the results of the trial and gave his best wishes to the victim’s family. “I’m proud of my whole team, including the work done by Tyler Brown and John Meadors,” Finney said. “I hope it helps

(Scott’s) family get some closure. They were amazing throughout the duration of the investigation and trial. There are no guarantees in court, but we do our best to convince the jury, and luckily some good people came forward to testify. That really helped us get this conviction.” Finney also noted a special element in this case that he’d never used before. “This is the first case as a solicitor that we’ve used law enforcement as an expert witness in the field of forensic cellphone technology,” he said. The expert witness referenced by the solicitor was Detective Heath Gardner, who used several cellphone towers to map out the movements of Dargan, Helton and Bernard Mellette, the driver whose initial testimony was vital to the case brought against Dargan and Helton. While Gardner said Helton’s statement didn’t conflict with what the map showed, it was indicated by Deputy Solicitor John Meadors that the movements of Dargan’s phone calls coincided with the estimated time of death for Scott. Meadors echoed Finney’s sentiments, expressing his pleasure in the outcome of the trial. “I’m very pleased with the verdict, and I hope it brings peace to the victim’s family,” Meadors said. “Sumter Police Department did a fantastic job and deserve a lot of credit. This was a tragedy with no rhyme or reason. “Mario Scott should still be alive.”


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sunday alcohol sales will add more sorrow to our community The approval of alcohol beverages on Sunday is simply about the money. The Bible says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). Many know this part of that verse, but few seem to take heed to the rest of the verse: “which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” A vote for Sunday sales is a vote to add more sorrows to our community. Proverbs 23:29-35 should serve as a warning, “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.” According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol misuse is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and it accounts for 89,000 deaths annually (over 240 per day). About.com reports “Ninety-two percent of the domestic abuse assailants reported use of alcohol or other drugs on the day of the assault.” Why would someone with knowledge of these facts support more alcohol use? The love of money. Matthew 6:24 says, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money or materialism).” RON DAVIS Pastor Sumter Bible Church Administrator, Sumter Christian School

South Carolina statistics prove that ‘war on women’ is no joke I have long thought that more women should get involved in all things political and otherwise. Wednesday’s letters may be a start in that all letters are from women. I totally agree with the letter from Colleen Yates and Beverly Gagne concerning violence toward women. I hear horror stories from women almost every day. I have said before and I repeat, if a woman lives in a house where a weapon is present, make it disappear. Some people, including some women, think that “the war on women “ is a joke, but South Carolina proves otherwise. I hope that all women vote in the next election with this in mind. Really, everyone should do the same. In all situations, all women should keep personal safety in mind and get out of bad situations. LEE INGLE Sumter

NOTABLE & QUOTABLE In “The New ABCs of Business,” Stanley Bing offers new definitions to common business terms at www. wsj.com. Here are a few: Administrative assistant is the servant and master of senior management. Though all the trappings of everyday work are there — the computer, the phone bank, the piles of incoming and outgoing paper — the real function of the job is to grant or block access. More than any other player in the infrastructure, AAs are both high and low. They feel this status acutely. Treat them as the power brokers they are, and they will sometimes respond in kind. Treat them as functionaries, and you will slowly be expunged from the face of the planet. Cost cutters do a lot of things under various euphemistic names, but what they really do is fire people. Cubicle is a tiny space imposed on powerless workers to take away their individuality and crush them into the role of anonymous cog in a machine run by somebody, somewhere who has access to a door behind which they can take a nap or eat their lunch in peace. Drinks are one of the most venerated institutions in business life, the glue that bonds gray multinational robots to slick sharks in Hawaiian shirts. Eccentricity is any expression of excessive personality. Keep it wrapped pretty tight unless you’re the big boss. Eccentricity is tolerated in organizations that value creativity. Insanity is frowned upon almost everywhere. In “Cold War 2.0, the Videogame,” Daniel Henninger writes, “Obama’s uninterest in Ukraine forgets history.” Read it online at www.wsj.com: Now the battle for Ukraine is ending without much more than a yawn in Washington, London, Paris and most ironic of all, the Berlin that the Cold War divided in two. In 1947, President Harry Truman, a Democrat, began a year-long allied airlift to supply Soviet-occupied and isolated Berlin. The Berlin airlift broke the blockade. Nobody running the West would do that now. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the Iron Curtain countries chose to be democracies and turned to the West. Now, 25 years later, Vladimir Putin has demolished de-

mocracy in Russia and is proposing Potemkin-village votes in Ukraine held under the barrel of a gun. Earlier this month, Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, said, “If there is a thing such as NATO’s border that needs diligence it would be Poland’s eastern border.” He knows that pressure from his neighbor in the east will come after Ukraine. What remains of NATO now is a good question. Mr. Putin gave his answer in Ukraine. The post Cold-War West stands un-led by the American president. Vladimir Putin famously believes the U.S. and Western Europe in 2014 are filled with self-indulgent populations who can barely lift their eyes from an iPhone screen to see a European nation swallowed. Yes, it does look like Cold War 2.0. The videogame. The New York Times reports on the death of F. Reid Buckley of Camden, a novelist and columnist who died Monday at 83. F. Reid Buckley, a novelist, columnist, founder of a school of public speaking and, in family lore, the most literary of Aloise and William F. Buckley Sr.’s 10 children, including former Senator James L. Buckley and the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr., died on Monday in hospice care in Columbia, S.C. He was 83. The cause was cancer, his son William Huntting Buckley said. Mr. Buckley had lived in Camden, S.C., since the early 1970s. He was often mistaken for his brother William, the founder of the conservative magazine National Review. The brothers not only looked alike. They also shared political views; a somewhat aristocratic, stiff-jawed accent; and a love of polysyllabic words. Partly to set himself apart from his siblings, Reid Buckley lived overseas for much of his early life. He wrote articles and columns for National Review and other conservative publications. The Item’s “Notable & Quotable” column is compiled by Graham Osteen. Send comments or ideas to graham@theitem.com.

Full disclosure ruined by the zealots W ASHINGTON — The debate over campaign contributions is neverending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit. On one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with which they agree. The most disdainful dismissers of this argument are editorialists and incumbent politicians who — surprise! — already enjoy access to vast audiences and don’t particularly like their monopoly being invaded by the unwashed masses or the self-made plutocrat. On the other hand, of course money is corrupting. The nation’s jails are well stocked with mayors, legislators, judges and the occasional governor who have exchanged favors for cash. However, there are lesser — and legal — forms of influencepeddling short of the outright quid pro quo. Campaign contributions are carefully calibrated to approach that line without crossing it. But money distorts. There is no

denying the unfairness of big contributors buying access unavailable to the everyday citizen. Hence the endless law-writing to restrict political contributions, invariably followed by multiple fixes to correct the inevitable loopholes. The result is a baffling mass of legisCharles Krauthammer lation administered by one cadre of experts and dodged by another. For a long time, a simple finesse offered a rather elegant solution: no limits on giving — but with full disclosure. Open the floodgates, and let the monies, big and small, check and balance each other. And let transparency be the safeguard against corruption. As long as you know who is giving what to whom, you can look for, find and, if necessary, prosecute corrupt connections between donor and receiver. This used to be my position. No longer. I had not foreseen how donor lists would be used

not to ferret out corruption but to pursue and persecute citizens with contrary views. Which corrupts the very idea of full disclosure. It is now an invitation to the creation of enemies lists. Containing, for example, Brendan Eich, forced to resign as Mozilla CEO when it was disclosed that six years earlier he’d given $1,000 to support a referendum banning gay marriage. He was hardly the first. Activists compiled blacklists of donors to Proposition 8 and went after them. Indeed, shortly after the referendum passed, both the artistic director of the California Musical Theatre in Sacramento and the president of the Los Angeles Film Festival were hounded out of office. Referendums produce the purest example of transparency misused because corrupt favoritism is not an issue. There’s no one to corrupt. Supporting a referendum is a pure expression of one’s beliefs. Full disclosure in that context becomes a cudgel, an invitation to harassment. Sometimes the state itself does the harassing. The IRS scandal left many members of political groups exposed to

abuse, such as the unlawful release of confidential data. In another case, the Obama campaign website in 2012 published the names of eight big Romney donors, alleging them to have “less than reputable records.” A glow-in-thedark target having been painted on his back, Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot (reported The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel) suddenly found himself subject to multiple audits, including two by the IRS. In his lone dissent to the disclosure requirement in Citizens United, Justice Clarence Thomas argued that American citizens should not be subject to “to death threats, ruined careers, damaged or defaced property, or pre-emptive and threatening warning letters as the price for engaging in core political speech, the primary object of First Amendment protection.” (Internal quote marks omitted.) In fact, wariness of full disclosure goes back to 1958 when the Supreme Court ruled that the NAACP did not have to release its membership list to the state, understanding that such disclosure would surely subject its mem-

bers to persecution. “This court has recognized the vital relationship between freedom to associate and privacy in one’s associations ... particularly where a group espouses dissident beliefs.” A different era, a different set of dissidents. But the naming of names, the listing of lists, goes on. The enforcers are at it again, this time armed with sortable Internet donor lists. The ultimate victim here is full disclosure itself. If revealing your views opens you to the politics of personal destruction, then transparency, however valuable, must give way to the ultimate core political good, free expression. Our collective loss. Coupling unlimited donations and full disclosure was a reasonable way to reconcile the irreconcilables of campaign finance. Like so much else in our politics, however, it has been ruined by zealots. What a pity. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@charleskrauthammer.com. © 2014, The Washington Post Writers Group


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SUPPORT GROUPS AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA — Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 7751852. AA Women’s Meeting — Wednesday, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking — Sunday, 4:30 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA “How it Works” Group — Monday and Friday, 8 p.m., 1154 Ronda St. Call (803) 4945180. Al-Anon “Courage to Change” Support Group — Tuesday, 7 p.m., Alice Drive Baptist Church, Room 204, 1305 Loring Mill Road. Call Dian at (803) 316-0775 or Crystal at (803) 775-3587. 441 AA Support Group — Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 p.m., Hair Force, 2090-D S.C. 441. AA Summerton Group — Wednesday, 8 p.m., town hall. Manning Al-Anon Family Group — Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Behavioral Health Building, 14 Church St., Manning. Call Angie Johnson at (803) 4358085. C/A “Drop the Rock” Group — Thursday, 9:30 p.m., 1154 Ronda St. Call Elizabeth Owens at (803) 607-4543.

HIV/AIDS: Positive Outlook, through Wateree AIDS Task Force, will meet at 11:30 a.m. third Friday of each month. Support group for those living with HIV / AIDS as well as their friends and family. For meeting location, contact Kevin at (803) 778-0303 or at watereeaids@ sc.rr.com.

MONDAY MEETINGS: Sumter Vitiligo Support Group — second Monday of each month, 5:45-6:45 p.m., North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Call Tiffany at (803) 316-6763. Find us on Facebook at Sumter Vitiligo Support.

TUESDAY MEETINGS: Sumter Connective Tissue Support Group — 1st Tuesday of Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov., 7 p.m., 180 Tiller Circle. Call (803) 773-0869. Mothers of Angels (for mothers who have lost a child) — Every Tuesday, 6 p.m., Wise Drive

Baptist Church. Call Betty at (803) 469-2616 or Carol at (803) 469-9426. EFMP Parent Exchange Group — Last Tuesday each month, 11 a.m.-noon, Airman and Family Readiness Center. Support to service members who have a dependent with a disability or illness. Call Dorcus Haney at (803) 895-1252/1253 or Sue Zimmerman at (803) 847-2377.

WEDNESDAY MEETINGS: Sickle Cell Support Group — last Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Call Bertha Willis at (803) 774-6181.

THURSDAY MEETINGS: TOPS S.C. No. 236 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — Thursdays, 9 a.m., Spectrum Senior Center,1989 Durant Lane. Call Diane at (803) 775-3926 or Nancy at (803) 469-4789. Asthma Support Group — Every 1st Thursday, 6 p.m., Clarendon County School District 3 Parenting Center, 2358 Walker Gamble Road, New Zion. Call Mary Howard at (843) 6592102. Alzheimer’s Support Group through S.C. Alzheimer’s Association — Every 1st Thursday, 6-8 p.m., McElveen Manor, 2065 McCrays Mill Road. Call Cheryl Fluharty at (803) 905-7720 or the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 6363346. Journey of Hope (for families members of the mentally ill), Journey to Recovery (for the mentally ill) and Survivors of Suicide Support Group — Each group meets every 1st Thursday, 7 p.m., St. John United Methodist Church, 136 Poinsett Drive. Call Fred Harmon at (803) 905-5620.

FRIDAY MEETINGS: Celebrate Recovery — Every Friday, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, Salt & Light Church, Miller Road (across from Food Lion). For help with struggles of alcohol, drugs, family problems, smoking, etc.

SATURDAY MEETINGS: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group — 1:30 p.m. every third Saturday, 3785 Blackberry Lane, Lot 7. Call Donna Parker at (803) 4817521.

FYI The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles — even ones that don’t run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at auction or recycled for salvageable parts. For information, call (800) 488-2277. The Muscular Dystrophy Family

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Refuse to let EUGENIA LAST petty comments or disruptions stop you from enjoying life and having fun. An aggressive approach to social events and interaction with people will lead to interesting proposals or moneymaking opportunities. A change to your living arrangements will be beneficial. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll face frustrating situations with friends, relatives or neighbors. Look for an investment that can help you save money or improve your skills or the services you can offer. Put time aside to appease the youngsters and seniors in your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Separate your business from your personal life. Don’t trust someone offering too much and asking for too little. Make changes based on what will help you the most. Your actions will draw enough attention and support to move you forward. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stick to your original plan. Interference is apparent and will only lead to confusion and uncertainty. Stay focused on the task you want to accomplish and don’t stop until you reach your destination. Your strength will be in your ability to follow through. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make plans to have fun. Getting together with old friends or sharing your thoughts with your peers will lead to better relationships and strong alliances. Positive changes at home will improve your surroundings and add to your entertainment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be wary of anyone trying to coerce you into making a snap decision regarding a financial, legal or medical matter. Get all your facts straight first. After all, it’s you who will have to answer for

Foundation Inc. (MDFF), a nonprofit organization, accepts vehicle contributions. To complete a vehicle donation, contact MDFF to make arrangements by calling 1-800-544-1213. Donors may also log onto the organization’s Web site at www. mdff.org and click on the automobile icon to complete an online vehicle donation application.

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Greenville 56/44

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Sumter 60/48

IN THE MOUNTAINS Aiken 58/48

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Today: Heavy rain. High 62 to 66. Saturday: Windy and cool with rain. High 61 to 65.

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the outcome that unfolds. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Ask questions and dig deep to find out as much as you can about family, background, traditions and anything else that will help you improve your personal life. Communication will be key to developing a warm and loving relationship with someone special. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Consider a situation that has influenced your work and future prospects. Understanding what’s changing and how you can update your skills in order to fit in will help you feel secure. Improvements at home should be geared toward an updated workspace. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Find out the facts and move on swiftly. Don’t waste time on accusations or feeble rumors. Focus on home, family and making the changes that will ensure your happiness and a brighter future. Take action instead of just talking about your plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick close to home and be very observant. Back away from any situation that appears to be out of control. An unpredictable individual will lead you astray. Get your information straight and make the right choice. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Step outside your comfort zone if it will help you get ahead. Be progressive and look at the financial factor and benefits of an opportunity that arises. You have more to offer than you realize and you should shoot for advancement. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful how you handle emotional situations. A problem will develop if you haven’t been completely honest regarding your motives. Stabilize your situation by expressing exactly what you want to see develop and your plan to make it happen.

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SPCA PET OF THE WEEK Contessa, a 5-month-old calico and gray tabby spayed female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, playful, gentle, affectionate and adores being given lots of attention. Contessa is great with other cats and would love to find her forever family. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 7739292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit www.sumterscspca.com.

“WOOFSTOCK 2014: A Music Festival Going to the Dogs!” will be held at noon Saturday, May 3, at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center, 1100 S. Guignard Drive. Participating bands include N&J Acoustic Express, Sanctuary Blues Band, Essence Band, High Ridge Bluegrass Gospel Band, Southeastern Way, 4 Way Stop, Pack Road Project, and Victoria Elizabeth Cook. Cost: $5 per adult; and free for children under 12. All proceeds benefit the Sumter SPCA. Call (803) 773-9292 for more information.


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A race to the finish to become the best in Sumter County

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Several runners take off during the boys 800-meter run in the Sumter School District Championship meet on Thursday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. Sumter High School won both the boys and girls meets over Crestwood and Lakewood. More photos from Thursday’s meet can be found online at www.theitem.com. Click on the Photos tab on the main website page.

PREP FOOTBALL

Knights’ Oaks signs to play with DII Shaw

PRO GOLF

PREP BASKETBALL

Tangled at the top

McElveen signs with Newberry

BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com

BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

An injury in middle school dimmed Eljah Oaks’ outlook on his athletic future. A growth plate slipped out and had to be screwed back into place. His flexibility was limited and he thought his future in football was limited as well. That all changed on Wednesday after Oaks, a Crestwood High School standout, signed to play college football at Shaw University, an NCAA Division II school in Raleigh, N.C. The Bears participate in the Central InOAKS tercollegiate Athletic Association. Oaks also considered Winston-Salem State and North Carolina Central, but chose Shaw because he felt he had a better chance of playing right away. “I kind of landed where I needed to be and they accepted me with my hip,” Oaks said. “And I learned anything is possible if you work for it because with my hip I had to go through a lot.” Oaks, a 6-foot-1-inch, 315pound defensive tackle and nose guard had nine solo tackles, 50 assists, 13 tackles for loss, five quarterback sacks, five hurries, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior. “You need your hips and you’ve got to stay low so (former Crestwood head coach Keith Crolley) helped me build my confidence back up,” Oaks said. “Any college was the goal. I shocked myself; I didn’t think I would get a scholarship because of (my hip), but thank God.” The signing of Oaks came as no surprise to Crolley, who wished nothing but the best for his former defensive

Sunday in the pressure cooker that is the Masters’ final round. But neither player allowed any lingering disappointment or fatigue from a grueling week to slow them down here. “I was anxious to get back out and play another competitive round,” Spieth said. “So today was going to GAINEY be kind of therapy, in a sense, from last week.” Bishopville native Tommy Gainey opened Thursday’s first round with a 72,

MANNING — It was during the summer before her sophomore year of high school that Emily McElveen began to seriously consider she might have a future in the game of basketball beyond Laurence Manning Academy. “I went to a camp at Chapel Hill (N.C., home of the University of North Carolina), and out of 55 girls I was chosen as one of the top eight girls,” McElveen said. “That made me think it was a real possibility.” MCELVEEN That came to fruition for her on Wednesday when McElveen signed to play with Newberry College, an NCAA Division II school that is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said McElveen, who began playing basketball in the third grade and was on the LMA junior varsity team in the fifth grade. She began playing on the varsity team as an eighthgrader, and she wasn’t occupying a spot on the bench. She was an all-region performer in SCISA Region II-3A each of the five years, capping it off by being named the region’s most valuable player this past season. She was named to the all-region tournament team four times, winning the MVP this past season. She was all-state three of her last four years, and scored her 1,000th career point during her junior season. Lady Swampcats head coach Kendra Rowland thinks the potential is there for McElveen to continue to grow as a player.

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SEE MCELVEEN, PAGE B5

SEE OAKS, PAGE B5

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Matt Kuchar makes his approach on the ninth hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage on Thursday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island.

Kuchar, Langley, McGirt at 5 under, share Heritage lead BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt. The 20-year-old Spieth tied for second behind Bubba Watson last Sunday and continued his strong play with a 69, part of a large group tied for fifth at Harbour Town Golf Links. Kuchar and Spieth both spent much of

USC SUMTER BASEBALL

USCS hoping to climb Region X ladder this weekend vs. FDTC BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com Last weekend provided exactly what the doctor ordered for the University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team. After a 4-game sweep at the hands of Spartanburg Methodist College the previous weekend, the Fire Ants rebounded by taking four straight from Guilford Technical Community Col-

lege. The big weekend propelled USCS to a 9-7 mark in Region X and put it back in the top four in the conference standings PINILLOS – with one big series remaining. The Fire Ants travel to FlorenceDarlington Technical College for a 4-game set beginning with a double-

header today at 1 p.m. The two teams play another doubleheader on Saturday, also at 1 p.m., to wrap up the Region X schedule prior to Easter Sunday. The Stingers, who are 16-7 in the region, are one of three teams currently above USC Sumter in terms of winning percentage. A sweep of FDTC would move the Fire Ants into no worse than third place. A sweep cou-

pled with USC Lancaster dropping at least two games to Pitt Community College would move USCS into the No. 2 slot. But another rough weekend could slide USC Sumter all the way down to the seventh seed. Regardless of how the seeding shakes out, the Fire Ants have a tough

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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY

9 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Malaysian Open Second Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 12:30 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Greater Gwinnett Championship First Round from Duluth, Ga. (GOLF). 1 p.m. -- College Softball: MarylandEastern Shore at Hampton Doubleheader Game One (ESPNU). 2:15 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (MLB NETWORK, WGN). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: The Heritage Second Round from Hilton Head Island (GOLF). 3:30 p.m. -- College Softball: Maryland-Eastern Shore at Hampton Doubleheader Game Two (ESPNU). 6 p.m. -- College Softball: Arkansas at Kentucky (SPORTSOUTH). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: LPGA Lotte Championship Third Round from Kapolei, Hawaii (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Lacrosse: John Hopkins at Navy (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Eastern Conference Playoffs Quarterfinal Series Game Two -- Montreal at Tampa Bay (CNBC). 7 p.m. -- High School Basketball: Jordan Brand Classic from Brooklyn, N.Y. (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at New York Mets (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Baltimore at Boston or New York Yankees at Tampa Bay (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: South Carolina at Auburn (WNKT-FM 107.5). 7:30 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Eastern Conference Playoffs Quarterfinal Series Game One -- Detroit at Boston (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- College Softball: Weber State at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 8 p.m. -- College Softball: Florida at Texas A&M (ESPNU). 9 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Boxcino Middleweight Semifinal Matches from Verona, N.Y. -- Vitaliy Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr. and Brandon Adams vs. Ray Gatica (ESPN2). 10 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Alan Sanchez vs. Jorge Silva in a Welterweight Bout Ryan Karl vs. James Burns in a Welterweight Bout and Errol Spence Jr. vs. Raymond Charles in a Welterweight Bout from San Antonio (FOX SPORTS 1). 10 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Eastern Conference Playoffs Quarterfinal Series Game Two -- Dallas at Anaheim (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10:45 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Alexei Collado vs. Rod Salka in a Lightweight Bout, Felix Diaz vs. Emmanuel Lartei Lartey in a Welterweight Bout and Samuel Vasquez vs. Juan Rodriguez Jr. in a Welterweight Bout from Monroeville, Pa. (SHOWTIME). 2 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Chinese Grand Prix Pole Qualifying from Shanghai (NBC SPORTS NETWORK).

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GB – 1/2 11/2 2 3

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WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago Cubs 0, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago Cubs 0, 2nd game Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Texas 3, Seattle 2 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 4, 14 innings Kansas City 6, Houston 4, 11 innings Toronto at Minnesota, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4, 12 innings

TODAY’S GAMES

Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 7:08 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-1) at Texas (M.Perez 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Toronto at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

SUNDAY’S GAMES

Toronto at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:05 p.m.

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W 10 9 8 6 6

L 4 6 7 8 10

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Pct .733 .600 .467 .400 .286

GB – 2 4 5 61/2

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Pct .667 .600 .467 .438 .222

GB – 1 3 31/2 71/2

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Chicago Cubs 0, 1st game Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago Cubs 0, 2nd

AREA ROUNDUP

TODAY’S GAMES

SHS baseball wins Forest Acres Classic

SATURDAY’S GAMES

COLUMBIA – Sumter High School’s varsity baseball team defeated Wesleyan Christian of High Point, N.C., 4-2 on Thursday in the championship game of the Forest Acres Classic at the A.C. Flora High field. Tournament most valuable player Charlie Barnes went 2-for-2 with a home run and three runs batted in. Phillip Watcher was 2-for-3 and Javon Martin was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Ian McCaffrey had a double. Jacob Watcher pitched four scoreless innings to get the victory. He struck out four while walking two and allowing two hits. Phillip Watcher and Tee Dubose were named to the all-tournament team and Dubose was on the all-academic team. On Wednesday, Barnes tossed a 4-hit shutout as 16-2-1 SHS beat A.C. Flora 3-0. Barnes had 10 strikeouts and no walks. Barnes and Jacob Watcher both had two hits and Dubose had two hits and an RBI.

Cincinnati (Simon 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 2-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Harang 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Pettibone 0-0) at Colorado (Chatwood 0-0), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-0), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-2), 10:10 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

SUNDAY’S GAMES

Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD SUMTER SWEEPS MEETS

The boys and girls track and field teams

from Sumter High School both won the Sumter School District Championship meets on Thursday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. In the boys meet, Sumter won with 79 points followed by Crestwood with 57 and Lakewood with 40. SHS dominated the girls meet. The Lady Gamecocks scored 116 points to 26 for Lakewood and 7 for Crestwood. In the boys meet, Sumter’s Devontaye Edwards set meet records in both the discus and the shot put. Edwards threw the shot a distance of 49 feet, 1inch and the discus 14308. The Gamecocks’ Tyreke Conyers set a new high jump record at 6-08. Lakewood’s Otis Jones set a record in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 03.5 seconds, and the Gators’ Adrian Eaglin set a new record in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.93 seconds. In the girls meet, Sumter’s Sherah Pair set a new record in the discus at 116-08 and Dariana Reid in the high jump at 4-10. Lakewood’s Senora Dengokl set a triple jump record.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Indiana vs. Atlanta Saturday, April 19: Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Indiana at Atlanta, 2 p.m. Miami vs. Charlotte Sunday, April 20: Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Monday, April 28: Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto vs. Brooklyn Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Chicago vs. Washington Sunday, April 20: Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Washington at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Chicago at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Varsity Baseball Robert E. Lee in Spring Break Tournament (in Myrtle Beach), TBA

By The Associated Press EAST DIVISION W L New York 9 6 Toronto 8 6 Baltimore 7 7 Tampa Bay 7 8 Boston 6 9 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Detroit 6 5 Chicago 8 7 Cleveland 7 7 Kansas City 6 7 Minnesota 6 7 WEST DIVISION W L Oakland 10 5 Texas 8 7 Seattle 7 7 Los Angeles 7 8 Houston 5 10

game Washington 6, Miami 3 San Diego 4, Colorado 2 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1

THE SUMTER ITEM

San Antonio vs. Dallas Sunday, April 20: Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26: San Antonio at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28: San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City vs. Memphis Saturday, April 19: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 21: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Saturday, April 19: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 21: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. Houston vs. Portland Sunday, April 20: Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

SPORTS ITEMS

Haith frontrunner for Tulsa job OKLAHOMA CITY — Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa. A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he was traveling to the school on Thursday afternoon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized. Haith coached at Miami (Fla.) before taking over at HAITH Missouri. He led Missouri to a 30-5 record in 2011-12 and was The Associated Press Coach of the Year. The Tigers went 23-12 this season. Manning left Tulsa after two seasons to take over at Wake Forest. He coached the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA tournament this season. SMUGGLER THREATS FOLLOW PUIG FROM CUBA

MIAMI — Court documents in Miami say the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL’ pweeg) leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig. The boxer describes in an affidavit a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts and threats of violence that have followed Puig since he left Cuba in June 2012. Boxer Yunior Despaigne (YOON’-yur deh-SPAWN’-yay) says the smugglers claim Puig owes them money. Puig’s smuggling venture was first reported by Los Angeles Magazine. Despaigne says Puig promised 20 percent of his contract to Miami men who set up the smuggling venture. Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year con-

tract with the Dodgers in June 2012. The outfielder is declining comment. ALOUETTES SIGN JOHNSON TO 2-YEAR CONTRACT

MONTREAL — Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver has signed a twoyear contract with the Montreal Alouettes. Johnson attended the Alouettes’ minicamp this week in Florida. SHARPER LOSES ARIZONA BID TO BE RELEASED

PHOENIX — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there’s enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state. Sharper’s lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail in California, where he faces separate charges that he drugged and raped two women in October after meeting them at a West Hollywood nightclub. A California judge had set Sharper’s bail at $1 million but ruled in March that Sharper should remain in jail without bail after the Super Bowl champion was indicted in Arizona on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in November. EX-QB MCNABB SPENDS DAY IN ARIZONA JAIL

MESA, Ariz. — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning. From wire reports

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Detroit vs. Boston Friday, April 18: Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m. Montreal 1, Tampa Bay 0 Wednesday, April 16: Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT Friday, April 18: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh 1, Columbus 0 Wednesday, April 16: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Monday, April 21: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers Thursday, April 17: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Minnesota vs. Colorado Thursday, April 17: Minnesota at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Minnesota at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 21: Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Colorado at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Chicago vs. St. Louis Thursday, April 17: Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Chicago at St. Louis, 3 p.m. Monday, April 21: St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: St. Louis at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim 1, Dallas 0 Wednesday, April 16: Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Friday, April 18: Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Monday, April 21: Anaheim at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles vs. San Jose Thursday, April 17: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 22: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 24: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

MLB ROUNDUP

Revere’s RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0 PHILADELPHIA — Ben Revere’s RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon. A.J. Burnett tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to outpitch Alex Wood (2-2). Dominic Brown led off the bottom of the eighth with a single. He advanced to second on a sacrifice and scored on Revere’s hit up the middle. Wood became the 10th Braves starter in the first 15 games this year to allow one REVERE run or none. The Braves wasted an opportunity after Gerald Laird led off the eighth with a double to left-center off Bastardo. Wood struck out trying to sacrifice, Jason Heyward lined out to right and B.J. Upton popped out. The NL East-leading Braves took two of three in a rain-shortened series.

in the Cardinals’ 8-0 victory.

DODGERS 2

INDIANS 5

GIANTS 1

DETROIT — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

SAN FRANCISCO — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings this season and 28 in all, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a sweep. ROCKIES 3 PADRES 1

SAN DIEGO — Franklin Morales allowed four hits in six innings and Wilin Rosario hit a tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday. CARDS 8 NATS 0

WASHINGTON — Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington

PIRATES 11 BREWERS 2

PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday.

AMERICAN LEAGUE TWINS 7 BLUE JAYS 0 MINNEAPOLIS— Unfazed by the subfreezing temperature at first pitch, Kyle Gibson, pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday that opened a day-night doubleheader. TIGERS 7

RANGERS 8 MARINERS 6

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered again, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners 8-6 Thursday. YANKEES 10 RAYS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the New York Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners. From wire reports


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HERITAGE FROM PAGE B1 1-over par. Langley and McGirt each had five birdies on the front nine to match Kuchar. Harris English was two shots behind after a 68 before Spieth topped a group of 15 another stroke back. In all, 54 competitors shot par or better despite the gusts of 20 mph that swept through the course much of the round. The week after the season’s first major is generally one of rest for many of golf’s big names and this year’s no different. Masters champ Watson took off as did Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. World No. 1 Tiger Woods continues recuperating from back surgery that kept him from playing Augusta National for the first time in 20 years. Just six of the world’s top-20 ranked golfers teed it up this week, led by Kuchar at No. 6. Spieth, who tied with fellow Masters rookie Jonas Blixt for second last week, didn’t consider withdrawing at Harbour Town, convinced of the benefits of quickly getting back to work. It was also a get-to-knowyou session for Spieth, who was paired with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson and 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. “It was unbelievable just to be playing with them,” Spieth said. For Kuchar, playing was a no-brainer considering the strong run he’s been on the past month or so. He tied for fourth at the Texas Open three weeks ago and lost in a playoff at the Houston Open a week later right before the Masters. And Kuchar understands being focused at the Masters

can mean being zoned in at Harbour Town. “You’re going to see a lot of guys, if they’re not too run down from a major championship, come out and play some pretty good golf the week following.” Kuchar played with confidence and precision, avoiding the winds when possible and playing to the meatiest parts of the smallish greens. After starting on the back nine, Kuchar birdied both the par 5 holes on the front side before finishing with a birdie on his final hole, the ninth, to shoot in the 60s for the sixth time in his past 11 rounds here. “It was some awfully steady golf,” he said. Langley, with his early birdie run, looked as if he might finish on top alone after a 17foot birdie putt on the par-3 14th moved him to 6 under. But Langley wound up in the scrub along the 18th green and took bogey to fall into the three-way tie for first. Langley has missed seven cuts this season, including his past two tournaments. But he felt confident in his game and took motivation from his friend Spieth’s run at a green jacket last week. “Seeing Jordan do so well, almost win the Masters, inspired me a little bit,” Langley said. McGirt played in the same group with Langley and matched his partner with five front-nine birdies. He chipped in on the par-3 17th to move up into the tie for first. “Scott and I were both making birdies left and right,” McGirt said. “It was easy to feed off each other.”

RBC HERITAGE SCORES The Associated Press Thursday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.8 million Yardage: 7,101; Par 71 (36-35) First Round a-denotes amateur Matt Kuchar 33-33—66 -5 Scott Langley 31-35—66 -5 William McGirt 31-35—66 -5 Harris English 33-35—68 -3 Russell Knox 34-35—69 -2 Rory Sabbatini 32-37—69 -2 Billy Horschel 34-35—69 -2 Matt Every 35-34—69 -2 Robert Allenby 36-33—69 -2 Bo Van Pelt 35-34—69 -2 Brian Harman 37-32—69 -2 Ben Martin 33-36—69 -2 Tim Herron 34-35—69 -2 Brian Stuard 35-34—69 -2 John Mallinger 35-34—69 -2 Lucas Glover 36-33—69 -2 Jordan Spieth 35-34—69 -2 Kevin Streelman 35-34—69 -2 Charles Howell III 35-34—69 -2 Jeff Maggert 33-37—70 -1 Scott Brown 35-35—70 -1 Ted Potter, Jr. 34-36—70 -1 Brian Gay 36-34—70 -1 Richard H. Lee 35-35—70 -1 Tim Wilkinson 36-34—70 -1 Nicholas Thompson 37-33—70 -1 K.J. Choi 37-33—70 -1 Stewart Cink 33-37—70 -1 Davis Love III 34-36—70 -1 Luke Donald 38-32—70 -1 Charl Schwartzel 34-36—70 -1 Erik Compton 37-33—70 -1 Billy Hurley III 37-33—70 -1 Andrew Loupe 35-35—70 -1 Kevin Tway 35-35—70 -1 Brian Davis 35-36—71 E Stephen Gallacher 34-37—71 E Vaughn Taylor 37-34—71 E John Huh 35-36—71 E Kevin Stadler 34-37—71 E Chris Kirk

33-38—71 E Jim Furyk 35-36—71 E Graeme McDowell 34-37—71 E Johnson Wagner 37-34—71 E Hideki Matsuyama 34-37—71 E Chris Stroud 38-33—71 E Robert Garrigus 35-36—71 E Jonathan Byrd 36-35—71 E Zach Johnson 36-35—71 E Patrick Reed 35-36—71 E Jason Kokrak 36-35—71 E Aaron Baddeley 34-37—71 E Mark Anderson 35-36—71 E a-Matthew Fitzpatrick 36-35—71 E Steve Marino 36-36—72 +1 John Rollins 37-35—72 +1 Spencer Levin 36-36—72 +1 Vijay Singh 37-35—72 +1 Chesson Hadley 35-37—72 +1 Ernie Els 36-36—72 +1 Brandt Snedeker 35-37—72 +1 Bill Haas 36-36—72 +1 Tommy Gainey 36-36—72 +1 Danny Lee 38-34—72 +1 Camilo Villegas 35-37—72 +1 Briny Baird 35-37—72 +1 J.B. Holmes 35-37—72 +1 Martin Laird 35-37—72 +1 Ken Duke 38-34—72 +1 Geoff Ogilvy 36-36—72 +1 Marc Leishman 37-35—72 +1 Kevin Na 35-37—72 +1 Tim Clark 37-35—72 +1 James Hahn 35-37—72 +1 Ricky Barnes 36-36—72 +1 Brendon de Jonge 37-35—72 +1 Dudley Hart 38-35—73 +2 Brice Garnett 34-39—73 +2 Boo Weekley 37-36—73 +2 Justin Leonard 35-38—73 +2 Stuart Appleby 36-37—73 +2 Charley Hoffman 34-39—73 +2 Martin Kaymer 36-37—73 +2 Cameron Tringale 38-35—73 +2 Stephen Ames 35-38—73 +2 Charlie Wi 36-37—73 +2

Charlie Beljan 38-35—73 +2 David Toms 36-37—73 +2 Mike Weir 38-35—73 +2 Chad Collins 36-37—73 +2 Kevin Kisner 35-38—73 +2 Paul Casey 35-39—74 +3 Woody Austin 37-37—74 +3 Hunter Mahan 38-36—74 +3 Glen Day 39-35—74 +3 Trevor Immelman 37-37—74 +3 John Daly 35-39—74 +3 Shawn Stefani 39-35—74 +3 Bryce Molder 37-37—74 +3 Mark Wilson 36-38—74 +3 Josh Teater 33-41—74 +3 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 37-37—74 +3 Jason Bohn 36-38—74 +3 Pat Perez 37-37—74 +3 a-Hunter Stewart 35-39—74 +3 David Hearn 38-37—75 +4 Roberto Castro 37-38—75 +4 Will MacKenzie 39-36—75 +4 Carl Pettersson 39-36—75 +4 Scott Verplank 38-37—75 +4 Steven Bowditch 40-35—75 +4 Justin Hicks 38-37—75 +4 Paul Goydos 36-39—75 +4 Jim Renner 38-37—75 +4 Tom Watson 36-39—75 +4 Brendon Todd 38-37—75 +4 Kevin Chappell 36-39—75 +4 Chris DiMarco 38-38—76 +5 Ben Crane 38-38—76 +5 Jerry Kelly 38-38—76 +5 Tyrone Van Aswegen 39-37—76 +5 Rick Lewallen 40-36—76 +5 Russell Henley 37-39—76 +5 John Peterson 40-37—77 +6 Michael Putnam 42-35—77 +6 Nick Faldo 37-40—77 +6 Wes Roach 37-40—77 +6 Ryo Ishikawa 38-39—77 +6 Kyle Stanley 40-37—77 +6 James Driscoll 39-38—77 +6 Ben Curtis 39-40—79 +8 Greg Chalmers WD

7:20 a.m. — Camilo Villegas, Tim Herron, Briny Baird. 7:30 a.m. — Greg Chalmers, John Mallinger, Hideki Matsuyama. 7:40 a.m. — Bryce Molder, Robert Garrigus, J.B. Holmes. 7:50 a.m. — Ken Duke, K.J. Choi, Geoff Oglivy. 8 a.m. — Marc Leishman, David Toms, Stewart Cink. 8:10 a.m. — Kevin Streelman, Kevin Na, Charles Howell III. 8:20 a.m. — Patrick Reed, Russell Henley, Charl Schwartzel. 8:30 a.m. — Josh Teater, Brendon Todd, Gozalo Fernandez-Castano. 8:40 a.m. — Ricky Barnes, Erik Compton, Chad Collins. 8:50 a.m. — Pat Perez, Brendon de Jonge, Billy Hurley III. 9 a.m. — Kevin Kisner, Kevin Tway, Matthew Fitzpatrick. 11:50 a.m. — Dudley Hart, Roberto Castro, Steve Marino. 12 p.m. — Ben Crane, Brice

Garnett, Stephen Gallacher. 12:10 p.m. — Vaughn Taylor, Michael Putnam, Spencer Levin. 12:20 p.m. — Woody Austin, Boo Weekley, Justin Leonard. 12:30 p.m. —Ted Potter Jr., Stuart Appleby, Vijay Singh. 12:40 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Hunter Mahan. 12:50 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas, Graeme McDowell. 1 p.m. — Brian Gay, Martin Kaymer, Robert Allenby. 1:10 p.m. — Stephen Ames, Trevor Immelman, Nick Faldo. 1:20 p.m. — Paul Goydos, John Daly, Richard H. Lee. 1:30 p.m. — Tim Wilkerson, Tyrone Van Aswegen, Rick

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7:20 a.m. — Scott Langley, William McGirt, Danny Lee. 7:30 a.m. — Nicholas Thompson, Brian Stuard, Jim Renner. 7:40 a.m. — Charlie Wi, Chris Stroud, Ryo Ishikawa. 7:50 a.m. — Martin Laird, Ben Curtis, Lucas Glover. 8 a.m. — Charlie Beijan, Mark Wilson, Jonathan Byrd. 8:10 a.m. — Jordan Spieth, Davis Love III, Tom Watson. 8:20 a.m. — Zach Johnson, Harris English, Luke Donald. 8:30 a.m. — Kyle Stanley, Tim Clark, Mike Weir.

8:40 a.m. — Jason Bohn, Jason Kokrak, James Hahn. 8:50 a.m. — Aaron Baddeley, James Driscoll, Kevin Chappell. 9 a.m. — Andrew Loupe, Mark Anderson, Hunter Stewart. 11:50 a.m. — Jeff Maggert, David Hearn, John Peterson. 12 p.m. — John Rollins, Chris DiMarco, Brian Davis. 12:10 p.m. — Paul Casey, Will MacKenzie, Russell Knox. 12:20 p.m. — Scott Brown, John Huh, Rory Sabbatini. 12:30 p.m. — Billy Horschel, Carl Pettersson, Scott Verplank. 12:40 p.m. — Steven Bowditch, Chesson Hadley, Kevin Stadler. 12:50 p.m. — Matt Every, Chris Kirk, Jim Furyk. 1 p.m. — Tommy Gainey, Johnson Wagner, Charley Hoffman. 1:10 p.m. — Bo Van Pelt, Glen Day, Cameron Tringale. 1:20 p.m. — Jerry Kelly, Brian Harman, Justin Hicks. 1:30 p.m. — Shawn Stefani, Ben Martin, Wes Roach.


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unning back Ty’son Williams of Crestwood High School is emerging as a national prospect as his offer list grows. Notre Dame recently offered Williams, who also can count Clemson, South Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina State, Duke and Georgia Tech on his offer sheet. Williams attended USC’s spring game on Saturday, his second visit to Columbia in the last three weeks. “It was a good visit. I enjoyed it,” Williams said. “I just watched the game and then went into the locker room. I talked with (RB) Coach (Everette) Sands, and he was WILLIAMS just telling me about getting back up there. I liked how they used their running game.” Williams also has visited Clemson and UGA and has no future visits planned. He also has no favorites right now. As for the instate schools however, Williams does have a lean to the Gamecocks. “They are two good schools and I like them, but I like USC more than Clemson,” Williams said. “I’ve been down there more times, and I’ve been bonding with their coaches a lot, communicating with them.” Williams will begin his spring practice on May 5. Offensive lineman Zack Bailey of Summerville High passed on several spring game invitations for Saturday to spend his spring break with family in Florida. Clemson, USC, UGA, Auburn and Southern California are some of the schools that encouraged Bailey to visit. “I’m just taking recruiting slowly and am getting ready for spring ball that starts in May,” Bailey said. Bailey did say he has a list of favorites in no particular order: Clemson, USC, UGA, Auburn, Alabama and Oregon. This summer he plans to attend camps at USC and Clemson. Tight end Jackson Harris of Columbia, Tenn., now has 35 offers, but he has cut that to a top 10 of Clemson, USC, Alabama, UGA, Florida, Florida State, Penn State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Ohio State. Harris was at UGA on Saturday and might visit Alabama this weekend. He’s also been to Florida, Alabama and Vandy this spring. He visited Clemson last season and plans to return this summer, when he will also visit USC for the first time. Harris has been in recent contact with the Gamecocks. “I’ve talked with (USC head) Coach (Steve) Spurrier and (assistant) Coach (Steve) Spurrier Jr.,” Harris said. “I talked to Coach Spurrier about a week ago. He said I’m what they are looking for at tight end and would be a good fit. He wants me to come see the campus.” Harris last talked to Clemson recruiter Robbie Caldwell about two weeks ago. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell of Richmond, Va., has cut his list to 11 and Clemson and USC are on the short list. Also on his short list are Louisiana State, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, UNC, Ohio State, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. Highly coveted linebacker Roquan Smith of Montezuma, Ga., planned to be at Clemson’s spring game on Saturday, and he plans to visit USC today. Smith has several other schools he plans to visit this summer, including Florida, Tennessee, UGA, Auburn and Ole Miss among others. He did not name any of his leaders, but said that Clemson and USC are very much in the picture. Florida Atlantic commitment RB Jordan Scarlett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., planned to be at USC for the spring game. Scarlett remains in touch with the Gamecock coaching staff and has expressed interest in the program. “I like the way they run the ball and they’re doing good things in the SEC (Southeastern Conference),” Scarlett said. “My old teammate Skai Moore is there and has told me what a family atmosphere they have.” Wisconsin is the only other out-ofstate visit that Scarlett has planned. He also wants to visit Central Florida.

USCS FROM PAGE B1 task ahead in the Stingers, who have been one of the top three squads in the conference from the start. Balance has been one of the main keys. The Stingers, who are coached by former Lakewood High School standout Preston McDonald, are batting .282 as a team (.294 in Region X) and the team earned run average is 3.01 overall and 3.22 in region play. Freshmen Alex Murphy and Luke Westerberg have provided a solid 1-2 punch at the plate. Murphy leads the team with a .372 average, .554 slugging percentage, six home runs and is

His offers are from USC, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Miami, UGA, GT and Nebraska among others. USC is one of the recent offers for QB Phil Kornblut Lorenzo Nunez of RECRUITING Kennesaw, Ga., and CORNER he visited Saturday for the spring game. He also has offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Miami, NCSU, Arizona State and Ohio State. Nunez talks regularly with Gamecock recruiter GA Mangus, and knows he and Brandon Wimbush of New Jersey are USC’s two QB targets. “I’d have a pretty good shot at starting at South Carolina by my sophomore year,” Nunez said. He attended Clemson’s junior day in February. Nunez said there is no favorite, and he is planning to make his decision after his spring practice, which commences in three weeks. He plans to visit as many of his favorites as he can to determine which will provide him what he’s looking for in a college and a football program.

had planned to visit Clemson on Saturday, but his 7-on-7 tournament in Atlanta ran long so he couldn’t make it. Parks was offered this month by Clemson and immediately put the Tigers at the top of his list. Arizona State and Minnesota have also been high up on Parks’ list. Clemson also is recruiting his teammate, DB Xavier Lewis. QB Chason Virgil of Mesquite, Texas, has cut his list to a final three of Clemson, Auburn and Arizona State. He plans to visit Auburn this weekend. He will make his announcement on May 20 at his spring game. WR Tyron Johnson of New Orleans made an unofficial visit to Clemson on Sunday. He also has offers from LSU, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others. Clemson last week offered ‘17 WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. of California, the son of the former Southern Cal and National Football League star WR. Johnson and a teammate visited Clemson last week. USC

Defensive lineman Gage Cervenka (6-feet-3-inches, 265 pounds) of Emerald High in Greenwood is a lifelong Clemson fan. On Tuesday, he realized that childhood dream of joining the Tiger program when he committed during an on-campus visit with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney. Cervenka was offered by the Tigers a couple of weeks ago and that put the wheels in motion that led to his decision. “My biggest thing is when I was younger, and this recent season when I went to the Georgia game, all the fans, they are never quiet,” Cervenka said. “It’s just unique. Seeing them run down The Hill, I just love being up there. It’s close to home. And I love Coach Swinney and the coaching staff. I love what he does. He tries to make you into a great young man.” Cervenka also had offers from Miami, VT, Duke, Wake Forest and NCSU, but the Clemson offer quickly put those offers to the rear. Cervenka is also a 3-time state wrestling champion and the Clemson defensive coaches view him as a runplugging interior lineman. Last season, he had 100 tackles with 28 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks. Cervenka is Clemson’s 10th commitment for the 2015 class. Early last week, Greenwood High defensive back Kaleb Chalmers (5-11, 170) said he wasn’t sure if he would make a commitment to Clemson while visiting for Saturday’s spring game. He’s sure now, committing to the Tigers soon after arriving on campus on Saturday afternoon. “The first visit I ever took, I kind of figured that Clemson was where I wanted to go,” Chalmers said. “Clemson has a different atmosphere than other places. They have great coaches and a great environment.” The Tigers have not told him if they like him for cornerback or safety. Chalmers also had offers from USC, UNC, Duke, Stanford, Tennessee, GT, WF, Virginia and Washington State. Clemson had been showing the strongest interest in Chalmers and was one of his early offers, going back to last summer. Last season, Chalmers had 80 tackles with four interceptions and 12 passes broken up. Also committing with Chalmers last week were OL Jake Fruhmorgen (6-5, 280) of Tampa, Fla., and LB Chad Smith (6-4, 205) of Sterling, Va. Smith also had offers from UVa, VT, Duke, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Old Dominion, Toledo and Charlotte. Last season, he had 94 tackles, 13 TFLs, six sacks and five INTs. He also blocked three field goals. Wide receiver Juval Mollette visited Clemson on Saturday and now calls Clemson his favorite over UNC, according to TigerIllustrated. Mollette brought his mother along for the visit. The pair will visit UNC later this month. DB Antonio Parks of Reserve, La.,

USC signed DE Devante Covington (6-3, 230) in ‘13, but he failed to make the grades to qualify and enrolled at Georgia Military Junior College. Last season, he totaled 17 tackles with one sack. Covington has another season to spend at GMJC and will graduate next May. After that, according to his head coach, he appears headed to USC. “He’s working hard and gaining weight,” GMJC head coach Bert Williams said. “His grades are doing pretty good, and he’s making the progress he needs. South Carolina is still in touch, they are still on board. Several other schools are exhibiting interest, but he’s not interested. There’s a good likelihood he will resign barring any change.” Covington is from Rockingham, N.C., and played in the ‘13 Shrine Bowl. He actually committed to USC in April of ‘12. He also had offers from Clemson, Tennessee, GT, WF, NCSU and ECU. Assuming everything progresses as planned, Covington would have three years to play two at USC. OL Shane Lemieux of Yakima, Wash., is gearing up for his spring practice in a few weeks. Lemieux visited USC last month and gave the coaches a commitment though he won’t make it official and final until his mother and stepfather visit. And that visit won’t be until late July. “I’m still a Gamecock,” Lemieux said. “I’ve talked to (OL) Coach (Shawn) Elliott pretty much ever single day. My mom is real excited for me, but she wants to get down there.” Lemieux continues to hear from other schools despite his public position on the Gamecocks and will take some visits in the coming weeks. “I’m talking to Oregon a lot, and they want me to get down there for another visit and see the academics,” he said. “Arkansas is showing strong interest. You owe it to yourself to see every single school and make sure South Carolina is No. 1 and you don’t look back.” Lemieux visited Boise State over the weekend and will go to Arizona and Arizona State this weekend. But his plan is to play in Columbia. “I’ll make my official commitment in July,” he said. “I’ve told the coaches I’m a loyal guy, but they understood. They want to meet my mom.” Lemieux’s father lives in Lancaster and is in regular contact with Elliott. USC is targeting another major OL talent in Georgia in Brandon Sandifer (6-3, 326) of Warner Robins. In fact, the Gamecocks and Alabama are in the lead for Sandifer at this point, according to his head coach. “Alabama and South Carolina are the two he’s leaning towards,” head coach Kevin Kinsler said. “He’s been to South Carolina twice, and he’s been to Alabama a couple of times. They are the two he’s most interested in. Alabama has been on him since the 10th grade. And Ohio State wants him to visit and he has talked to them.” Sandifer’s last visit to USC was for its recent junior day. Sandifer holds offers from USC, Alabama, Florida, Cincinnati, Ohio State and Mississippi State. Sandifer will be a 3-year starter

tied for the team lead in runs batted in with Westerberg at 36. Westerberg is batting .349, has five homers and leads the team with a .422 on-base percentage. Hayden Buffkin is also among the heavy hitters with a .330 average and 24 runs driven in. On the mound, FDTC’s top four pitchers have combined for 136 strikeouts in 168 2/3 innings. Evan Raynor leads the way with 50 in 59 2/3 to go along with a 3.62 ERA. Willie Nastasi (2.49 ERA, 37 K) and Trevor Hutto (3.25 ERA, 24 K) give the Stingers a trio of sophomore right-handers toeing the rubber

while freshman Zach Wimmer (1.73 ERA, 25 K) completes the main rotation. The Fire Ants pitching staff rebounded from a tough series against SMC with a strong showing versus Guilford. USCS allowed just three runs in four games against the Titans. Fernado Pinillos tossed a 4-hit shutout in the opener while Jamie Strock went the distance in the second game. Dillon Hodge – taking over a spot start for the injured Victor Gonzalez – went 4 2/3 innings for the victory while Trevor Bradley struck out four and scattered six hits in the final

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this season and has excellent skills, according to his head coach. “His run blocking skills are good,” Kinsler said. “He has a good punch and a good first step. He’s worked hard on keeping a low, flat back and rolling his hips. When he locks on, people stick to him. And he does a good job in pass protection.” Sandifer is also a basketball player. After visiting LSU earlier this month, OL Zach Giella of Augusta, Ga., has the Tigers as his new leader. Though LSU has jumped out front, Giella will still consider USC. “I still like the Gamecocks a lot and I’m not dismissing them by any means,” he said. “They will definitely get a fair shake.” Giella was at UGA on Saturday and this weekend he heads to Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He will go to Kentucky the next weekend. TE Kyle Markway of St. Louis visited USC for the spring game. The Gamecocks have offered along with Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Western Kentucky. USC was one of the first to offer DB Desmond Cain of Delray Beach, Fla., and continue to lead for his services. Cain recently picked up an offer from Southern Methodist and is hearing from Tennessee and Syracuse. He’s expecting USC to watch him during spring practice. USC offered TE Will Gragg of Pine Bluff, Ark. He’s a national recruit with dozens of offers. He brother is a TE at Arkansas. OTHERS

Things may be heating up between WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside of Dorman High in Roebuck and WF. The rising senior visited the Demon Deacons last week and is calling them his leader. “They’re really pursuing me and I’m liking them more and more,” ArcegaWhiteside said. While there, he had an opportunity to attend a spring practice, meet with players and go to a team meeting. “It went really well,” he said. “I would definitely say they’re my favorite right now.” He attended USC’s spring game on Saturday. WF, Furman, Elon, ODU, James Madison, Appalachian State and Charlotte are his current offers. The offers have not started to fall yet for WR Latrell Nieves (6-0, 170) of Colleton County High in Walterbor, but his head coach is confident they will come later this summer or fall once more people see him on the gridiron. Last season was the first for Nieves in football and he put down his basketball for a few months and caught 48 passes for 890 yards and seven TDs. He also returned three kickoffs for scores. “He’s explosive, a freak of an athlete,” Colleton County head coach Chris Collins said. “He started out as a wide receiver and then we moved him into the slot.” Nieves has visited USC, Clemson and UNC and the Tar Heels have been on him the hardest, according to Collins. QB Will Brunson of Carolina Forest High in Myrtle Beach is hearing from Duke, Charlotte, Tennessee, Cincinnati and UK. He is still looking for that first offer and said that Charlotte and Duke appear to be the most interested. DB Dominique Lemon of Blythewood High picked up offers recently from Furman and Charleston Southern. Mauldin High WR Taz Richardson was offered last week by ECU. BASKETBALL

Josh Cunningham, a 6-6 player from Chicago, plans to make his college decision known today. He made an official visit to USC over the weekend with his mother. “South Carolina has been on his list for a long time,” head coach Nick Irvin said. “He has a great relationship with (USC head) Coach (Frnak) Martin,” Irvin said. “He really likes Coach Martin, gets along with him fine. He likes the way he coaches and how he holds his players accountable.” Cunningham is down to USC, Indiana, Bradley, Creighton, DePaul and Minnesota. This season, Cunningham averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds per game.

game. USCS’s offense, which had been struggling in Region X play, erupted for 32 runs in the series. Will Thompson had five hits last Saturday. Bradley had a pair of hits in the nightcap while Brett Auckland, Ray Murphy and Brett Duckett each drove in two runs. On Sunday, Anthony Paulsen had two hits in the opener while Ryan Perkins drove in two. Perkins also had three hits and drove in two more in the series finale. Taylor Kellner had two hits in the finale while Murphy and Paulsen drove in two apiece.


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Bobcats need to solve LeBron for first playoff win I BY STEVE REED The Associated Press CHARLOTTE— The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history. That’s something they’ve yet to figure out. Miami is 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with the Heat as a free agent in 2010. Charlotte, the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, will play the secondseeded Heat in a best-of-seven series that begins Sunday in Miami. James is averaging a whopping 37.7 points per game in four outings against the Bobcats this season, buoyed by a career-high 61-point effort on March 3. Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker called James “one of the best players in the world” and said it will take a total team effort to shut him down and help the Bobcats win. “We have to make sure there are five guys in front of him at all times,” Walker said. Sometimes even that doesn’t help. Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, selected as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month on Thursday, wasn’t upset the night the Bobcats allowed James to pile up 61 points on 22 of 32 shooting. Clifford’s strategy coming into the game was to clog the lane and force James to beat them from the outside, a game plan his players executed fairly well. The problem was James got hot, knocking down 8 of 10 3-pointers. Given Miami’s overwhelming playoff experience and superior talent, it will hard to find anyone picking an upset in this series. But that hardly means a thing to the Bobcats, who have thrived in the underdog role all season. “They didn’t give us a chance in November, if you remember,” Charlotte’s Al Jefferson said. “... It’s not time to fold now. It’s time to take it to another level. We reached our goal and regardless of what happens in the playoffs we are one of the teams that has stood out this year — and we’re proud of that. But we want more.” Walker said nobody is invincible — not even James and the Heat. “Anybody can be beat,” Walker said. “I’m confident in my team. We definitely don’t expect to lose like everyone else expects us to lose.”

OAKS FROM PAGE B1 standout. “The defense kind of rallied around him all year long and, of course, he’s a great player, kid and person in general,” Crolley said. “He’s a good leader on the team, just a

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The Charlotte Bobcats will have to try and solve Miami’s LeBron James (6) if they are to win their first ever playoff game, much less series. The Bobcats face the defending NBA champion Heat in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series that begins on Sunday in Miami. The Bobcats clearly have a monumental task ahead of them. To put things in perspective, the two-time defending NBA champion Heat won more playoff games (32) the previous two seasons than the Bobcats won regular season games (28) in that span. Henderson was the only player on the Charlotte roster the last time the Bobcats made in the playoffs in 2010, when they were swept by Orlando. But he said he would rather be playing the Heat right now than packing up his locker. “You don’t want to be going to the Bahamas right now,” Henderson said. “Hey, the Bahamas is great, but you’d rather be competing against the best players in the world. That’s what we do this for. So it’s going to be a lot of fun.” The Bobcats do have some things going for them. They’ve won eight of their past nine games, including a 91-86 overtime victory over a Chicago to close the regular season.

happy, go-lucky guy that’s as big as an ox and plays football like it’s meant to be played.” Oaks also gave credit to linebacker Markeise Young, who signed with Newport News Apprentice School on Wednesday. The pair signed together because they felt

MCELVEEN FROM PAGE B1 who is going to get better because of the way she works,” Rowland said. “She will work hard and she will see the results. She’s a great leader too.” McElveen will be attending the school for which her father, the late Edward “Mack” McElveen, played baseball and from which he

They’ve been competitive against the Heat for the most part, too. Other than James’ big game, which Miami won going away, the Bobcats have taken the Heat to the wire losing three games by a combined 13 points. And then there’s Jefferson, who has proven to be one of the toughest low post players in the league and is drawing All-NBA team consideration after averaging 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game this season. Jefferson re-injured his knee Wednesday night against Chicago but was able to return and play the fourth quarter. He said the knee won’t limit him in the postseason. “Miami is a great defensive-minded team,” Jefferson said. “They step up and adjust to whatever they have to. So I’m not going to sit here and think this will be a walk in the park facing them. They play great team defense and I know they will have some sort of a plan for me.”

they fed off one another on the field. “Without Markeise, a lot of tackles wouldn’t happen, and without me, a lot of tackles wouldn’t happen for him,” Oaks said. “They couldn’t keep track of both of us, so one of us had to be free to make a play.”

earned a degree. She said she really began to consider Newberry after going to a team camp at the school. She then went for a visit and was hooked. “I really liked the coaches,” said McElveen, who was also considering Francis Marion University. “I also liked the small-campus atmosphere since I went to a small school.”

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was recently considering how debilitating fear can be to a tennis player. I think I can say with reasonable certainty that fear rates the highest on the scale of things that can negatively impact a tennis player’s performance. Keep in mind that I am not making reference to the fear that exists because of lack of practice, poor conditioning or just plain absence of talent. I am talking about how Mark fear affects Rearden how one uses their tools on any given day they step out onto the court. The thing that I find intriguing is that, for the most part, the fear we experience is relatively unfounded. I think the best way to relate this to you is by giving a few examples. A good example of how fear can influence our performance is the scenario where we play someone who is one level below us, but a player who can still play us a reasonable match. If for some reason the match gets a little tight and we don’t remain in control, then we start getting a bit anxious about the outcome. We become fearful that we may lose and suddenly we begin changing the way we play. I am not talking about changing a losing game style that isn’t working. Instead, I am making reference to those times when we get completely out of the framework of what we do well. More important than the fact that we do this is the question: Why do we do this? What is it that causes us to lose confidence so completely and become so afraid that we abandon what we do well? Over the years I have seen countless examples in our junior program where two players who could be of immense help to each other completely avoid playing because they are both afraid of the outcome. Both players become more concerned with everyone’s perception of who the best player may be, so much so that they lose sight of grand opportunities for competition right in front of them. I have to claim my share of the battle with fear as well. In days gone by, I often struggled mentally with what people’s perception of me was if I played

in a tournament and did not win. I have to be honest and say it affected my performance badly when those fearful thoughts started to creep in. I thought that because I am a tennis pro that everyone expected me to win most of the time and so I projected that unfair burden onto myself. So what is the common thread here? Obviously, the examples listed have been affected negatively by fear. More importantly though is that each person became afraid as a result of some unrealistic expectation, either their own or from an outside force. First of all, nobody dies when you lose a tennis match. You would probably be surprised how few people actually give it much thought or even care, save your immediate family. Secondly, nobody, not even your biggest fan, really expects you to win all the time. Tennis just isn’t an “I went undefeated” kind of sport. So what sort of advise can I offer to help overcome these unfounded fears? Well, you know that I firmly believe sports to be a microcosm of life and visa versa. There are times when we avoid returning a phone call because we fear it may be uncomfortable. We may ask someone else to handle a certain situation at work for the same reason. We may not try something new because of our inability to control the results of taking that chance. We may avoid a potentially fun social occasion because of who may be there. All of these represent opportunities to conquer fearful situations that really don’t impact us significantly regardless of their outcomes. We need to practice being bold when the consequences are not so serious. I believe all that we do is just a dress rehearsal for whatever is next. So you see, it’s all just practice anyway. The sooner you start practicing out there in the real world, the sooner you will do it in your matches and visa versa. Mark my words.


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EMMA ORMOND Emma Jane James Jenkins Ormond was born on June 20, 1923, in Sumter County, to the union of Deacon Hamilton L. and Mary Emma Israel James. She departed this life on April 12, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She attended the public and church schools of Sumter County. Mrs. Ormond acORMOND cepted Christ into her life at an early age. She was a true woman of faith, patience, and understanding. She instilled in her children compassion and the value of integrity. She was a dedicated member of Second Presbyterian Church, USA, holding the offices of deacon and usher. She was active in every aspect of her church including Vacation Bible School, kitchen committee, and member of the church choir. She loved to sing and was singing up until her passing. She was a very strong, vibrant, happy, caring person. Everyone who met her loved her. Her smile was infectious. She was also an avid gardener, seamstress and adored all flowers. She could grow anything and was one of the best cooks ever. Her other love was her flea market escapades. The only thing that would keep her away was a storm. Mrs. Ormond is survived by her devoted and loving daughter, Deborah Jenkins-Picou (Cornell) of Dalzell; three loving sons, Nigel (Jessica) Jenkins of Bowie, Md., Kendall Jenkins of Sumter and Bernie D. (Teresa) Ormond of Sumter; seven grandchildren, Gajarah Picou, Mubarak Picou, Madison Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, Lavonya Ormond, Lavondre Ormond and Sydney L. Stewart; great-granddaughter, Courtney N. Whitfield; a sisterin-law, Alma Ormond of Brooklyn, N.Y.; cousin, Corine Bligen; niece, Linda (Darryl) Mack; great-niece, Lindsey Mack; and very special and loving friends, Betty Rhodes and Sheibra (Harold) James. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church, 1125 Old Pocalla Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Ella F. Busby officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park. The family is receiving friends at 2420 Autumn Terrace, Dalzell. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary. net.

DEBRA JAMES PHILADELPHIA — Debra Lynn Tindal James, 50, wife of Anthony James Sr., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Philadelphia. She was born Feb. 13, 1964, in the Paxville section of Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Alphonso “Gent” Sr. and O’Bell Simon Tindal. She received her formal education in the public JAMES schools of Clarendon County and was a 1984 graduate of Manning High School. She was member of Friendship AME Church, Silver community, Manning. She was employed for more than 20 years at Glaxo Smith Kline, King Prussia, Pa. Survivors are her husband, Anthony James Sr. of the home; a son, Anthony James Jr.; three sisters, Gloria Tindal and Betty Ann Tindal, both of Paxville, and Sylvia (JJ) Tindal-Harris of North Carolina; five brothers, Tony (Evonne) Tindal and Lorenzo (Cynthia) Tindal, both of Paxville, Alphonzo (Regina) Tindal and Danny Tindal, both of Philadelphia, and Raymond Tindal of New York, N.Y.; two sistersin-law, Janice W. Tindal and Helen Tindal, both of Manning; one grandson, Landon Tindal of Philadelphia; five aunts; three nieces; and one nephew.

Celebratory services for Mrs. James will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship AME Church, 6156 Furse Road, Silver community, Manning, with the Rev. Albert Thompson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. James will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister, Gloria Tindal, 2637 Boyd Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

ANDREW S. JURUSIK Andrew S. Jurusik, age 65, beloved husband of Rosemary Jonas Jurusik, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

ZELIA PERRY Zelia Perry was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Sumter, to the late Cuff and Mary Jane English Perry. She departed this life on April 16, 2014, at KershawHealth Medical Center at Camden. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. Survivors include her siblings, Bessie Mae Seymore, Alma Perry, Cuff (Ola Mae) Perry and Joseph Perry, all of Sumter, and Haze Perry of Florence; aunts, Maggie Mack and Virginia Perry, both of Philadelphia, and Mary Ellen Perry of Sumter; and other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem, Sumter, with the Rev. Richard Hampton officiating. Interment will follow at Mulberry Baptist Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 2700 Mulberry Church Road, Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary. net.

WARREN PLOWDEN Jr. Warren Plowden Jr. departed this earthly life on April 15, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 13, 1939, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Warren Sr. and Lula Johnson Plowden. He received his education in the public schools of Clarendon County. He was employed in New York at Cimmie Mattress Co., until he retired. Upon retiring in 1994, he and his wife returned to Manning and reunited his membership with St. John Baptist Church, where he was a dedicated and active member. He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers. Survivors include his wife, Willamena Pringle Plowden; his children, Darrell Plowden of New Jersey, and Joan, Cathy and Joe Plowden, all of New York; stepchildren, devoted stepson Kevin Cherry of the home, Bobby Cherry of Ridgeland and George Pringle of New York; grandchildren; two sisters, Evangelist Cassie (Edward) Gibson and Martha Bines, both of Manning; brother-in-law, the Rev. J.H. Pringle of Pinewood; and sister-in-law, Easter Mae Plowden of New York. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home. Service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Bloomville community, 3944 Brewer Road, Manning, where the Rev. David Pugh will bring

words of consolation. Service of committal, benediction and interment will follow in the family plot of St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is in charge of services. Online condolences may be sent to Flemingdelaine@aol. com.

FREDDIE CANTY Freddie Canty, husband Ruthie Mae Canty, entered eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1934, in Sumter County, a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Goines Canty. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a member of Beulah UME Church. He worked many years as a farmer with Jackson Farms. Survivors are his wife, Ruthie Sinkler Canty of the home; three children, Freddie Canty Jr., Cathy McDonald and Rosa Lee B. Canty; three adopted brothers, George (Rhonda) Bell, Thomas E. (the Rev. Aurelia G.) Hill and Richard (Mary) Hill; two adopted sisters, Frances Hill Sharpe and Vermell Wells; two brothers-in-law, Willie Sinkler and Tom Sinkler; three sisters-in-law, Mary Williams, Helena Canty and Carrie Sinkler; a brother-in-law raised as a son, Leroy Sinkler; a niece as a daughter, Mary H. Wilder; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Canty and Everlena C. Heyward; and his adoptive parents, Tom and Rosa Hill. He can be viewed at 1 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, Dr. Aurelia G. Hill, eulogy by Pastor Eric Dent (St. Paul AME), assisted by the Rev. Joseph D. Ricks and Pastor E.L. Sanders. Burial will follow in Cain’s Cemetery. The family is receiving visitors at the home, 225 Apollo St., Wedgefield. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

THE SUMTER ITEM with the pastor, Bishop Sylvester Frances. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. The family is receiving visitors at the home of his cousins, Betty Rhodes and Bobie Jenkins, 524 S. Harvin St., Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

REBECCA PORCHER HERBERT C. MICKENS Herbert C. Mickens was born Sept. 10, 1959, in Bronx, N.Y., to Simon and Fannie Osborne Mickens. Herbert departed this life on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia. Herbert leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Julia Mickens; five daughters, Sherika Mickens, Queendella Mickens, Cindy Mickens, Christy Mickens and Shanique Mickens; son, Herbert C. Mickens Jr.; mother, Fannie O. Mickens; father, Simon (Sara) Mickens; sister, Lener Winn; four brothers, Minister Ricky (Deloris) Mickens, Barry (Tawana) Gholson, William (Stephaine) Gholson and Larry (Lacy) Gholson; 10 grandchildren; two aunts, Betty O. James and Corneala Razor; two uncles, James (Mary) Mickens and Garfield Mickens; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Greater Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 609 Miller Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Hodge, pastor. The family is receiving friends at the home, 5409 John Leary Lane, Rembert. Services entrusted to Whites Mortuary LLC of Sumter, (803) 774-8200.

TERRIE McMOORE Terrie McMoore, daughter of the late Tommy and Dorothy Loney McMoore, of 2005 N. St. Paul Church Road, died on April 16, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Sumter Funeral Service Inc. The family will receive friends at the home of her cousins, Eva Loney Dease and Lt. Col. Muriel “Nina” Loney, 2360 Beckwood Drive.

JAMES SESSIONS James Sessions entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Doctor Hospital of Augusta, Ga. Born Jan. 1, 1957, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Thomas McCray and Lillie Mae Sessions. He received his education in the Sumter County public school system. After high school, he enlisted in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge from the Air Force. He gained employment as a claim adjuster with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He was a member of St. Peter Baptist Church. Survivors are his brother, Michael Sessions (Anette Watson); niece, Patrice Shantell Watson; aunt, Mary Walters; uncle, James Sessions; foster children, Roderick O. Pringle, Willie C. Harrison Jr. and La Shaune D. Harrison; a host of other relatives and friends. He can be viewed at 2:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church

Mr. Tinsley will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Doris R. Bright officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter. Please leave a condolence on their memorial page at www. palmermemorialchapel.com.

DAVID A. TINSLEY Sr. David Arnold Tinsley Sr. died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was a son of the late William Bell Tinsley and Doris Williams Tinsley. As a young man, he joined the United States Navy and later the United States Air Force. During his military tenure, he served in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He was a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and served faithfully in various capacities. Surviving are three daughters, Linda Tinsley and Angela Brimmer of Sumter, and Darlene Tinsley of Greenville; three sons, Charles D. Tinsley and William B. Tinsley of Columbia and David A. Tinsley Jr. of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. The public may view from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter.

Sister Rebecca Porcher, 70, departed this earthly life on Monday, April 14, 2014. Born May 23, 1943, in Savannah, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Inez Clark Lonnon. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and became a member of St. Paul Holiness Church, Sumter, where she served on the usher board and the pastor’s aide staff. She leaves to cherish precious memories: her loving husband, Richard Porcher Sr.; four daughters, Deloris Lonnon, Angela (Tommie) Davis and Katrina Porcher, all of Sumter, and Michelle Porcher of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one son, Richard Porcher Jr. of Sumter; four brothers, Buster (Tekabshe) McClary of Oxonhill, Md., James Drayton of Sumter, and Jonnie (Patricia) Lonnon and Ulysees Lonnon, both of Savannah, Ga.; one daughter-inlaw, Janice Haynesworth of Sumter; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Marion) Carter of Palmetto, Fla., and Minnie Lee Drayton of Sumter; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Isaac Haynesworth; her aunt who raised her, Marie Drayton; four brothers, Daniel Lonnon, Charles Lonnon, William Lonnon and Bennie Drayton; and her sister, Bernice Wade. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, 129½ W. Moore St., Sumter, with Elder Barrington Pierson, pastor, eulogist, assisted by Pastor Sammie Simmons, Minister Viola Linton and Minister Beatrice Charles. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home, 14 Copeland St., Sumter. The remains will be placed in the church at noon. The funeral procession will leave at 12:30 p.m. from the home. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, Martin Town Road, Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

ELLEN M. ARL Ellen M. Arl died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.


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‘Writer’s Room’ kicks off season 2 discussing ‘Scandal’ BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH “The Writers’ Room” (9 p.m., Sundance, TV-PG) returns for a second season. It sits down with the creators and writing staff of a different series every week. As such, it’s one of the few shows on television where people discuss television production in depth. Host Jim Rash shared an Oscar for the screenplay for “The Descendants.” Viewers may recognize him for his role as the quirky Dean Pelton on “Community.” Tonight’s season opener features the creative team behind the ABC soap “Scandal,” including creator Shonda Rhimes, series star Kerry Washington, executive producer Mark Wilding, co-executive producer Jenna Bans and supervising producer Heather Mitchell. Look for “Writers’ Room” discussions of “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife,” “The Walking Dead,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Pretty Little Liars” over the course of the second season. • Are dogs born bad, or merely ruined by the wrong people? If you’ve watched dog trainer Cesar Millan often enough, you know his answer to that one. With “Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull” (9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild, TV-PG), he hopes to redeem a breed from guilt by association. As Millan explains, the dogs were once commonly used on farms and ranches and were celebrated as family-friendly in the early 20th century. Theodore Roosevelt, George Patton and Helen Keller all owned pit bulls. Pit bulls are now abandoned and euthanized at a higher rate than any other breed. According to Millan, more than 2,000 are put down every day. He sees it as his mission to save these dogs from human neglect, abuse and intolerance. • Gems from the stream: While Netflix has gotten the lion’s share of attention for allowing viewers to stream series both old and original on demand, many other services including Crackle and Amazon Prime are also vying for viewers. Hulu Plus is a pay service that allows viewers to stream most current network series a day after they air on “nor-

Show” (syndicated, check local listings, r) * Bryan Cranston, Melissa Rauch and Le1f appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS, r) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Justin Timberlake on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC, r) * Tracy Morgan, Kate Mara and Birds of Tokyo appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 p.m., ABC, r) * Kenan Thompson, Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski and Sarah Lewis visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC, r) * Craig Ferguson hosts William Shatner and Jaime Pressly on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS).

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From left, Matt Byrne, Heather Mitchell, Kerry Washington, Jim Rash, Shonda Rhimes, Mark Wilding and Jenna Bans discuss “Scandal” on the second season premiere of “The Writer’s Room” airing at 9 p.m. on SundanceTV. mal” television. One of the hidden gems of the Hulu Plus service is the Criterion Film Collection. Viewers can stream more than 800 films from the greatest directors in history. It’s like having a great art house cinema or an excellent film school at your command. So commemorate Good Friday by streaming “The Gospel According to St. Matthew” on Hulu Plus. This subtitled 1964 Italian film consists of dialogue taken directly from the New Testament, shot in a neo-realistic, near-documentary style, with a cast of mostly non-actors. The film has been praised over the past 50 years as one of the finest religious films ever made, ranking seventh on the Arts and Faith website. It’s also on best film lists compiled by Roger Ebert and the Vatican. Many were surprised that its director, Pier Paolo Pasolini, a Marxist and atheist (and publicly gay long before that was legally accepted), could make so pious a film.

TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS • A recently released con may be making up for lost

time on “Unforgettable” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • Gordon Ramsay helps transform a Colorado restaurant on “Kitchen Nightmares” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • “Charlie Rose: The Week” (8:30 p.m., PBS, check local listings) looks back. • An actor studying police behavior becomes the victim of true-life violence on “Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV14). • A killer stashes a victim inside a horse’s body on “Hannibal” (10 p.m., NBC, TV14). • Carlos can’t concentrate on “Continuum” (10 p.m., Syfy, TV-PG).

SERIES NOTES Two helpings of “Dateline NBC” (8 p.m. and 9 p.m.) * On

two episodes of “Last Man Standing” (ABC, TV-PG): Vanessa’s sister has a hidden agenda (8 p.m.); a mystery bouquet arrives (8:30 p.m., r) * “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., r, CW, TV14) * A Texas Ranger arrives in search of a loved one on “Hawaii Five-0” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * A kid’s toy sports a hefty price tag on “Shark Tank” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Zoe and Lemon share advice on “Hart of Dixie” (9 p.m., CW, TVPG) * “20/20” (10 p.m., ABC).

LATE NIGHT Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jo Koy, Claire Titelman and Ryan Stout appear on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!, r) * George Lopez, Albert Tsai and Camille Solari are booked on “The Arsenio Hall

TCM’s 48-hour salute to great MGM films includes two musical gems from director Vincente Minnelli: “The Band Wagon” (9 a.m.) and “Meet Me in St. Louis” (8 p.m.). Copyright 2014, United Feature Syndicate


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Assistant’s gruff attitude needs to be smoothed out DEAR ABBY — How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a “brownnoser”? She did it again yesDear Abby terday at a staff meeting ABIGAIL in front of VAN BUREN my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude. Should I address her comments during her next employee evaluation, or would it be better to speak to her privately? The boss in Lakeland, Fla.

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DEAR BOSS — Talk to her privately and tell her what she said is insulting, not funny and you don’t want it to be repeated. Then, put a note about her disrespectful attitude and poor judgment in her personnel file. And by all means revisit the subject at her next evaluation. She should also be made aware that people have complained about her rudeness. DEAR ABBY — I would like to ask your readers — especially women — what is the one thing they feel is “make or break” in a relationship. A few months ago I divorced a man who was so disrespectful I don’t think anyone in the world can match him. As it turns out, I did myself a huge favor. Everything else

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— trust, compromise and honesty — is important in a relationship, but if there is no respect, it falls apart. That is what happened to me. Abby, am I correct about respect being the most important aspect of a partnership? Deserving in Salt Lake City DEAR DESERVING — I think so, and I’m sure most readers will agree. When people respect each other, it follows that there will be honesty, trust and a willingness to compromise. Without these components, relationships usually don’t last — or they shouldn’t. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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A-1 Self Storage May 2nd. 2014 @ 10:30am 3501 Broad Street Ext. Sumter, SC 29150 The following units are up for auction: Joy Jackson- A14- MISC, bags, heater, TV, MISC, household items Clarissa B. Webb-B08- MISC, boxes, MISC furniture, movies, MISC clothes Edmund Gadson- B09- MISC bags, Mattress/Boxspring, MISC furniture, Lg TV Mario T. Benbow-C01-Misc furniture, MISC. bags, couches Todd Sims-C23- Dressers, MISC Trunks, MISC boxes, Bed frame

Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Black Ice Social Club intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license permit that will allow the sale ON premises consumption of Beer & Wine and Liquor at 863 East Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150. To object to the issuance of this permit / license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 20, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110.

Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Deirdre F. Hicks D/B/A Jay's Grocery, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer & Wine at 1275-A North Lafayette Drive, Sumter, SC 29154. To object to the issuance of this permit / license, written protest must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110.

Abandon Vehicle / Boat Abandoned Boat Notice To all persons claiming an interest in: 1975 Durana aluminum boat, Model # 1517 will apply to SCDNR for title on watercraft/outboard motor. If you have any claims to the watercraft/outboard motor, contact SCDNR at (803) 734-3858. Upon thirty days after the date of the last advertisement if no claim of interest is made and the watercraft/outboard motor has not been reported stolen, SCDNR shall issue clear title. Case No: 20131023951033.

Summons & Notice SUMMONS AND NOTICES IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) C/A NO: 2013-CP-43-02298 Deficiency Waived STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Trustmark National Bank., Plaintiff, vs. Alain Cottrell Flonnory, and Nicole Shantel Flonnory, Defendant(s) TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned at their office, 1300 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201 within thirty (30) days after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff, in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on December 30, 2013

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter "Order"), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Korn Law Firm, P.A., Post Office Box 12369, Columbia, SC 29211, or call (803) 252-5817. Korn Law Firm, P.A., represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not

SUMMONS represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY/AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss mitigation options or further review of your qualifications. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Korn Law Firm, P.A. 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29201

SUMMONS AND NOTICES IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 14-CP-43-0532 (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Nationstar Mortgage LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. Barbara Faison, Individually and as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Mallard Singleton; Todd Singleton; Job's Mortuary, Inc.; and CitiFinancial, DEFENDANT(S). DEFENDANTS

ABOVE

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, 4000 Faber Place, Suite 450, P.O. Box 71727, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29415, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDE(S) AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Rule 53(b) SCRCP, as amended effective September 1, 2002, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference to the Master in Equity for Sumter County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this action. If there are counterclaims requiring a jury trial, any party may file a demand under rule 38, SCRCP and the case will be returned to the Circuit Court.

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action, together with the Summons, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on March 18, 2014 at 2:02 P.M. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Supreme Court of South Carolina Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may be eligible for foreclosure intervention programs for the purpose of resolving the above-referenced foreclosure action. If you wish to be considered for a foreclosure intervention program, you must contact Finkel Law Firm LLC, 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450 (29405), P.O. Box 71727 (29415), North Charleston, SC 29405, or call (843) 577-5460 within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Finkel Law Firm LLC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you and is not authorized to provide you any legal advice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PROCESS, THE FORECLOSURE MAY PROCEED. NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (15 U.S.C. ยง 1692 et seq.): This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information you provide will be used for that purpose. However, if you have previously received a discharge from bankruptcy, this message is not and should be construed as an attempt to collect a debt, but only as a requirement pursuant to the administrative order. FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC THOMAS A. SHOOK Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorney for Plaintiff

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER SAFE Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff(s), vs. Michael Fornbacher and Revelyn Fornbacher Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to this complaint upon the subscriber, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

LIS PENDENS

BY: MICHAL KALWAJTYS Attorney for Plaintiff

TO THE NAMED:

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER: 2013-CP-43-1906

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff against the Defendants, for the foreclosure of note and mortgage dated April 2, 2008, executed by Michael Fornbacher and Revelyn Fornbacher to SAFE Federal Credit Union, which mortgage was recorded April 28, 2008, in Mortgage Book 1104 at Page 2795 in the ROD Office for Sumter County. The description of the property being foreclosed and that is the subject of this action is as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the dwelling and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, South Carolina, designated as Lot No. 48 of Flowers Heights, shown on a plat by Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated June 15, 1998 and recorded in Plat Book 98 at Page 682, in the ROD office for Sumter County. This being the property known as: 9 Daphne Street, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel Number: 227-02-02-010.

NOTICES Please take notice that an action has been commenced and is now pending to foreclose a mortgage on property as described above. The Plaintiff will move to refer the case to the Master in Equity with any appeal to the South Carolina Supreme Court. The pleadings in this case are on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County. A. Paul Weissenstein, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiffs P.O. Box 2446 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 418-5700

SUMMONS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO.: 2014-ES-43-219 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Alma Murray, Petitioner, IN RE: Estate of Hampton Ceasar Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Petition on the Plaintiff(s) or her attorney, Larry C. Weston, Esquire, at his office, 201 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer, appear or defend, judgment by default will be rendered against you for relief demanded in the Complaint.

NOTICE OF HEARING IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NUMBER 2014-ES-43-00219 DATE: June 10, 2014 TIME: 10:00 am PLACE: Sumter County Probate Court PURPOSE OF HEARING: Petition for Formal Appointment Larry C. Weston Attorney for Plaintiff 201 N. Main Street P.O. Box 1571 Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 778-2421

1029 W Sherwood Drive, Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Mary Brisbon by deed of Melissa A. Kendall, dated September 4, 2009, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on September 4, 2009, in Deed Book 1128 at Page 3943. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 5.5% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011-CP-43-01683 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS2 vs. Ranina R. Fischer, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard F. Owens, Sr.; Richard F. Owens, Jr. ( a minor over the age of 14 years old); Branch Banking and Trust Company; Dr. Arnold H. Compton; Barnette's Auto Parts Inc., et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL AND LOT/TRACT OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IDENTIFIED AS LOT 5, BLOCK G ON A PLAT OF LAFAYETTE HEIGHTS MADE BY JOSEPH PALMER, SURVEYOR DATED NOVEMBER 9, 1940 RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK S-5 AT PAGE 68, RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY. THIS PROPERTY BEING KNOWN AS 106 DICKSON AVENUE AND BEING FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS SUMTER COUNTY TAX MAP PARCEL NO. 248-01-02-005. AFORESAID PLAT IS SPECIFICALLY INCORPORATED HEREIN AND REFERENCE IS CRAVED THERETO FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE METES, BOUNDS, COURSES AND DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY CONCERNED HEREIN. THIS DESCRIPTION IS IN LIEU OF METES AND BOUNDS, AS PERMITTED BY LAW UNDER SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE 1976 CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS AMENDED. BE ALL MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR A LITTLE LESS AND ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD F. OWENS AND LORAND R. BATTEN, III BY DEED OF RICHARD F. OWENS DATED AUGUST 28, 2003 AND RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 IN DEED BOOK 908 AT PAGE 475, RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 106 Dickson Avenue, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS: 248-01-02-005

Notice of Sale NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-2300 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, against Mary Brisbon, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 9, Block M of Sherwood Forest Subdivision, on that plat prepared by McMillan Engineering Co. dated September 16, 1959, revised October 16, 1961 and recorded in Plat Book Z-18 at Page 126 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.

TMS Number: 268-09-01-008 PROPERTY ADDRESS:

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.375% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and

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Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13-15702

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-01632 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for GSMPS Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-RP1 vs. Lavern Goodman, et al., I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, May 5, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 Harvin Street, Courtroom 1A, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel, or lot of land together with the buildings and improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the City of Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, delineated as Lot 27, Block E of Sherwood Forest Subdivision on plat prepared by James D. Wilson, RLS, dated September 24, 1997 and recorded in Plat Book 97 at Page 1148 in the RMC Office for Sumter County, and bounded and measuring as follows: On the North by Nottingham Drive and measuring thereon 79.96 feet; on the East by Lot 28 and measuring thereon 170.03 feet; on the South by Lots 15 and 16 and measuring thereon 79.96 feet; and on the West by Lot 26 and measuring thereon 169.93 feet, be the said measurements more or less. This being the same property conveyed to Lavern Goodman by Deed of Donald S. Morris dated September 24, 1997 and recorded September 25, 1997 in Book 685 at Page 1915 in the ROD Office for Sumter County.

TMS No. 2681603006 Property address: 1024 Nottingham Drive, Sumter, SC 29154 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of said bid is due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. In the event of a third party bidder and that any third party bidder fails to deliver the required deposit in certified (immediately collectible) funds with the Office of the Master in Equity, said deposit being due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding on the day of sale, the Master in Equity will re-sell the subject property at the most convenient time thereafter (including the day of sale) upon notification to counsel for Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to comply with the balance due of the bid within 20 days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder).

Counsel's bidding agent entering the authorized bid of the Plaintiff for this specifically captioned matter, the sale shall be null and void and the property shall be re-advertised for sale on the next available sale date. This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given. Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of any attorney licensed in South Carolina. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Scott Law Firm, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF MASTER'S SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER: 2013-CP-43-328 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Dixie Properties, LLC and Robert T. Dubose, Plaintiffs vs. Willie Lowery, deceased and any children and heirs at law, distributes and devisees, and if any be deceased, then any persons entitled to claim under or through them; also all other persons unknown claiming any right title, interest or lien upon the real property described in the complaint herein, any unknown adults being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under disability or in the military service being a class designated as Richard Roe; and South Carolina Department of Revenue, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Avery Sigler, CitiFinancial and Discover, Defendants. By virtue of a Decree of Foreclosure entered in an action entitled, Dixie Properties, LLC and Robert T. DuBose vs. Willie Lowery, deceased et al, Civil Action Case No. 2013-CP-43-328, the undersigned Master In Equity will sell at public auction to be conducted in the new Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 noon, the following property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land together with improvements thereon lying and being in the City of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, which consists of Lots 84, 85 and 86 as represented on a plat of A. B. Boykin dated 06/13/1935 and recorded in the Sumter County Register of Deeds in plat Book G-5 at Page 64. Refer to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. This is known as 11 Center St., Sumter, SC

TMS: 249-15-01-014

No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

This being property conveyed to Willie Lowery by deed of Dixie Properties, LLC dated February 18, 2005 and recorded February 25, 2005 in Deed Book 970 at Page 1771 in the ROD Office for South County.

Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8% per annum. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale.

TERMS OF SALE: At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful purchaser, other than the plaintiff, must deposit with the Master five (5%) per cent of the bid in cash or equivalent. Credit will be allowed for this against the purchase price.

The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. This property will be sold subject to the applicable right of redemption of the United States of America. The sale will not be held unless either the Plaintiff's attorney or the Plaintiff's bidding agent is present at the sale and either the Plaintiff's attorney or the Plaintiff's bidding agent enters the authorized bid of the Plaintiff for this captioned matter. In the alternative, Plaintiff's counsel, if permitted by the Court, may advise this Court directly of its authorized bidding instructions. In the event a sale is inadvertently held without the Plaintiff's Counsel or

Personal/deficiency judgment having been waived, the bidding will not remain open and compliance with the bid must be made within twenty (20) days thereafter with interest thereon at (9.25%) percent per annum. If the successful bidder fails to comply, the deposit will be forfeited and applied in the manner prescribed by law; and the property will be re-advertised and sold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at his risk. The sale will be subject to all accrued and/or delinquent Sumter County ad valorem property taxes (including roll back taxes) and all visible and recorded easements,


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covenants and rights of way and any senior liens. The purchaser is to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps and recording. Richard L. Booth Master-In-Equity Sumter, South Carolina NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Everbank vs. Nicolas Jay Miller, C/A No. 13-CP-43-2238, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Providence Township, Sumter County, State of South Carolina, containing 1.80 acres, more or less and being shown as 5340 Live Oak Road on a plat property for Charles Edwin Norris and Julia W. Norris, prepared by H.S. Wilson, R.L.S., dated May 17, 1994 and recorded February 8, 2002 in the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 2002 at Page 17. Includes the following described Manufactured Housing Unit: YEAR: 2002 MAKE: Anniversary MODEL: 4563J SERIAL NO.: NCFL241A&B54537-AV13 Derivation: Book 837 at Page 1924 5340 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, SC 29040 This includes a 2002, Anniversary mobile home with VIN# NCFL241A\B54537-AV13. 1930001035 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2238. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 006735-01633 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089979 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CP-43-0034 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of MidFirst Bank, against Oscar R. Hurtado and Claudia Hurtado, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, identified as Lot 52-R of Hatfield Estates Subdivision, Section 1, as shown on that certain plat of Louis W. Tisdale, R.L.S., dated March 29, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2000 at Page 243. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) reference to said plat is hereby made for the metes, bounds, courses, and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 2620 Trufield Drive Sumter and is shown on the Auditor's map of Sumter County as tax parcel 200-08-03-018.

TMS Number: 200-08-03-018 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2620 Trufield Drive, Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Oscar R. Hurtado and Claudia Hurtado by deed of James R. Cripps, dated January 25, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on January 26, 2007, in Deed Book 1062 at Page 980. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 6.375% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property.

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Carolyn T. Horton a/k/a Carolyn Horton; Tudor Place Homeowners Association, C/A No. 13-CP-43-2239, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as lot No. 40-A of "Tudor Place", Phase IV, as shown on that certain Plat of Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S., dated November 14, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97 at Page 1347, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in Section 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property is known as 800 Grimble Court, Sumter, SC. Derivation: Book 933 at Page 37 800 Grimble Court, Sumter, SC 29150-5920 204-05-01-091, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2239. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 013263-04755 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089982 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1683 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, against Karal F. Wisner, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his/her agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being located in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 100, Section No. 1, on a plat of Meadowcroft Subdivision, by Carl J. Croft, R.L.S., dated June 29, 1994, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, at Page 478. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws for South Carolina, 1976.

TMS Number: 181-04-03-007 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2970 Sun Valley Dr., Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Karal F. Wisner and Stephanie M. Wisner by deed of Ernestina E. Van Leer, dated June 10, 2009, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 22, 2009, in Deed Book 1125 at Page 263. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 5.0% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property.

Richard L. Booth

CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-42-01722 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-13 vs. Jameal D. Singleton; Shawn M. Kelley; Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, T O G E T H E R W I T H IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT 36 OF BOYKIN ESTATES SUBDIVISION AND BEING MORE FULLY SHOWN ON A PLAT THEREOF PREPARED BY LOUIS W. TISDALE, RLS, RECORDED IN THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 2003 AT PAGE 200. AFORESAID PLAT IS SPECIFICALLY INCORPORATED HEREIN AND REFERENCE IS CRAVED THERETO FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE METES, BOUNDS, COURSES, AND DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY CONCERNED HEREIN. THIS DESCRIPTION BEING IN LIEU OF METES AND BOUNDS AS PERMITTED BY LAW UNDER ยง30-5-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS A M E N D E D . B E A L L MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS AND ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT. THIS BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SHAWN KELLY AND JAMEAL SINGLETON BY DEED OF DAVIS & ROSS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., DATED DECEMBER 1, 2004 AND RECORDED ON DECEMBER 7, 2004 IN THE SUMTER COUNTY RMC OFFICE VOLUME 961 AT PAGE 1905.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3340 Sheila Circle, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS: 1511303008 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff 12-04650 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Cara R. Jansen; Scott B. Jansen; Wendemere Homeowners Association of Sumter, Inc., C/A No. 13-CP-43-0621, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain pieces, parcels and lot of land with improvements, thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina identified as Lot No. 31 of Wendemere Subdivision and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, R. L.S. dated 1/2/02 and recorded in Plat Book 2002 at Page 31, records of Sumter county. This property is known as 215 Wendemere Drive and is further identified as Sumter County Tax Map Parcel No. 252-15-02-002. Aforesaid Plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, As Amended. Be all measurements a little more or a little less and according to said plat. Derivation: Book 1048 at Page 1402 215 Wendemere Dr, Sumter, SC 29153 252-15-02-002, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR

ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.292% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-0621. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011227-01114 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089993 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1812 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, against Christopher M. Warren, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land with improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, identified as Lot No.73 of Wind Chimes Subdivision Phase I and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by D.D. Edmunds, R.L.S. dated 12/14/90 and recorded in Plat Book 90 at page 1607, records of Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Be all measurements a little more or less and according to said plat.

TMS Number: 138-07-02-004 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5495 Randolph Street, Rembert, SC This being the same property conveyed to Christopher M. Warren by deed of Kenneth L. Webb and Marcia B. Webb dated March 1, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 1, 2007 in Deed Book 1067 at Page 767. By deed dated May 4, 2009 and recorded May 8, 2009 in Book 1122 at Page 3130, Christopher M. Warren conveyed property to himself and Cynthia Smith Warren. By quit claim deed dated August 29, 2011 and recorded August 31, 2011 in Book 1159 at Page 1600, Cynthia Smith Warren conveyed her interest back to Christopher M. Warren. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 4.5% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the sale. The Plaintiff may withdraw its demand for a deficiency judgment anytime prior to sale. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff AMENDED ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE Case No. 2013-CP-43-01066 DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED, BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company v. John E. Gardenhire, Sr. a/k/a John Gardenhire, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will hold a sale on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM at the Sumter County Courthouse, Room 211,141 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 selling the following described property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as a 7.75 acres tract on that certain plat by Carl J. Croft, RLS, dated July 30, 1996, and filed for record in the

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Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, at Page 805; less, however, that 2,831 square foot parcel deeded to the South Carolina Department of Transportation by deed dated February 25, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 17, 1999, in Volume 734, at Page 1577. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976, as amended), reference to said plat is hereby craved for parliculars of the boundaries and measurements of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina and is represented on the maps of Sumter County as Tax Parcel No. 206-00-04-018. This being the same property conveyed to John E. Gardenhire by deed of Annie C. Bradham and Allene C. Burgess, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Robert A. Burgess, Jr. dated July 10, 1997 and recorded July 13, 1997 in Book 679, Page 1879, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, John E. Gardenhire conveyed to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. and Nancy Jo Gardenhire by deed dated June 27, 2002 and recorded June 28, 2002 in Book 847, Page 626, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, Nancy Jo Gardenhire conveyed all of her interest to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. by deed dated January 17, 2008 and recorded January 22, 2008 in Book 1099, Page 177, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, SC 29154 TMS No. 206-00-04-018 The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the SUMTER County Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.52% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL SUMTER COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS AND RESTRITIONS OF RECORD. Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Attorneys for Plaintiff: Samuel D. Fleder, S.C. Bar No. 79819 Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP P.O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Telephone (919) 250 2000 Of Counsel: McDonnell & Associates, P.A. 2442 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 1090426 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2008-CP-43-2828 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the OWS Remic Trust 2013-1 against, Willie S. Spann, III, Carolina Finance, and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12 pm o'clock, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description and Property Address: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 3 containing 0.78 acre, more or less, on a plat prepared for Leslie Paul Livingston prepared by Thomas M. Reynolds SCRLS, dated March 10, 1993, recorded October 2, 1995, in Plat Book 95 at Page 999, and having such metes and bounds as reference to said plat will show, all measurements being a little more or less. Also includes a 2002 Fleetwood 32x60 mobile home, VIN #NCFL241A/B67346GB12. This being the same property conveyed to Willie S. Spann III by deed of Charles Smith, dated December 11, 2007 and recorded on December 13, 2007 in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 1097 at page 881.

4040 Livingwood Lane, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS#: 163-00-01-173 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of 7.00 % to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five per cent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within 20 days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and

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assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Master in Equity For Sumter County KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CP-43-0119 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority, against Sonya L. Singleton, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 6, as shown on that certain Plat of Joseph R. Edwards, P.L.S., dated September 6, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2006 at Page 424, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property is known as 665 Mathis Street, Sumter, SC.

TMS Number: 248-15-01-037 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 665 Mathis St., Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Sonya L. Singleton by deed of City of Sumter Housing and Economic Development Corporation, dated October 10, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on October 16, 2007, in Deed Book 1093 at Page 3218. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 6.0% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-00465 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2006-RS4 vs. William Jones Jr.; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Internal Revenue Service, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT NO. 163 BLOCK G, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT OF HILLDALE SUBDIVISION, BY JOSEPH R. EDWARDS, R.L.S., DATED JUNE 3, 1994 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 94 AT PAGE 898, AND HAVING SUCH BOUNDARIES, METES, COURSES AND DISTANCES AS ARE SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN 30-50-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, AS AMENDED. THIS PROPERTY IS KNOWN AS 2629 HILLDALE DRIVE, SUMTER, SC. THIS BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM JONES, JR. BY DEED OF BILLY CRIDER DATED FEBRUARY 2, 2006 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 3, 2006 IN DEED BOOK 1015 AT PAGE 694.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2629 Hilldale Drive, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS: 207-09-03-012


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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Sale TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.625% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13-18536 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Chanda C. Bradley, C/A No. 10-CP-43-2399, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the Providence Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 19, consisting of 2.00 acres, "Dogfennel" Subdivision, Phase 1, on a plat prepared by Walker, Parr, & Associates, Inc., dated January 18, 2001, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001, Page 225. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, reference to said plat is hereby craved for the particulars as to the metes, courses, distances, shapes, measurements and boundaries of said lot. This property is more commonly known as 5260 Cannery Road, Dalzell, SC, and is shown on the Sumter County Assessor's tax maps as parcel number 192-00-01-101. Derivation: Book 1026 at Page 00816 5260 Cannery Rd, Dalzell, SC 29040 1920001101, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #10-CP-43-2399. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011784-17016 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089128 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-00731 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Arthur L. Heyward; Estate of Mary Rouse Billie, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Mary Rouse Billie, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any rights, title interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants or persons under disability or persons in Military Service designated as a class Richard Roe; CitiFinancial; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON INCLUDING A 2002 28' X 66' BELLCREST MOBILE HOME, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, CITY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT 41 ON PLAT PREPARED FOR L.K. PROPERTIES DATED MAY 25, 1990 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 92 AT PAGE 1236 IN THE RMC OFFICE FOR SUMTER COUNTY. THIS BEING THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 920 UTAH CIRCLE SUMTER SC 29153 AND BEARING SUMTER TAX MAP NUMBER: 251-12-05-014. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2002 BELLCREST MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER BL02GA0210962A&B. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARTHUR L. HEYWARD AND

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MARY R. BILLIE BY DEED OF CHARLES M. SMITH DATED MAY 10, 2005 AND RECORDED MAY 13, 2005 IN DEED BOOK 980 AT PAGE 954, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

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CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 920 Utah Circle, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS: 251-12-05-014 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff 10-24459

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Waterfront @ Lake Marion 3BR 2BA DW $750 Mo. +Dep 2BR 1BA SW $525 Mo. +Dep Call 803 983-9035 or 773-6655 Senior Living Apartments for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 Bedroom apartments available EHO

6 Middle St. 3BR & 4th optional/2BA. C/H/A. New construction. Financing Available. 775-4391, 464-5960

4BR 2BA House for rent, Hdwd floors, fenced yard $750 mo +$1000 Dep 803-468-1612 SOUTH FORGE APTS. 1BR, Water, stove & frig furnished. Linda at 803-494-8443

Unfurnished Homes

3600 Dallas: Dalzell, 3BR, 2BA. Big Lot. Big storage & workshop. 1/2 ac lot. Financing Available. 775-4391, 464-5960

Safe Friendly Neighborhood 3BR/1Ba Well kept house. Near Shaw AFB Call 973-979-7387 or 609-447-0698 For Rent 3BR 1.5 BA 858 Griffin St $675 Mo. + 500 Sec. Dep.Call 803-481-9093 50 Frodo Circle 1,925 Sq Ft. 4BR /2.5 BA, Spacious, porches, LG Fenced back Yard $1,250/mo. + dep. 803-795-6140 3BR 1BA Completely remodeled home on Thomas Dr,(near Alice Dr) with den, Lv Rm, Dining Room, washer/dryer HU, LG Fenced Yard, $750 Mo. + $750 Dep. A must See. Call 803-316-7958 or 803-773-1838 Btw 9am-6pm Mon-Fri.

Mobile Home Rentals 1997 3 Br, 2 Ba D/W in Dalzell, all appliances, Section 8 accepted. 469-6978. Rent to own 2BR/1BA all appl. incl. C/H/A, water & sewer incl. $385/mo. Call 803-464-5757 Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 E. Brewington Rd. near Mayewood School, 3BR/2BA DWMH. $550/mo + $550/SD. NO Section 8. Call 803-934-6845 or 803-938-3174 3BR Mobile Home in Cresent MHP. 1st mo + security dep. Call 803-720-1600

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

Resort Rentals Ocean Lakes 2BR/2BA C/H/A Sleeps 8, near ocean, Call 803-773-2438

Campers / RV's/ Motorhomes 2013 26Ft Innsbruck Camper with slide out. Never been used $16,000 OBO 803-494-2060 Leave Message 2011 Ultra-lite 32' camper. Elec slideout, AC, heat, sleeps 8. Exc cond. $16,998. 803-481-8301

TRANSPORTATION Mopeds / ATVs / Motorcycles

Office Rentals

28 Ft. 1BR 1BA Camper For Sale- needs some work. $1200 Call 406-5582

RENTALS

10-acres for sale on Raccoon Road near Jordan CommunityClarendon County. Residential / well / septic / farming. Serious inquirers. Investors welcomed.Charles @ 704-699-6611, e-mail: cs.evans02@gmail.com

RECREATION

Unfurnished Apartments

Medical practice seeking someone w/exp. in electronic insurance billing & posting, full knowledge of CPT and ICD-9 codes required. Only qualified candidates need apply. Send resume to: kjones1953gmail.com

Home Improvements

Hwy 441 Dalzell, ac, cleared, water, septic, elec $3K dn $225 mo 60 mo $13K. 713-870-0216

Plaid Sofa Good Condition. Asking $50 Call 803-495-2278

New Papa John's near Shaw AFB is seeking Delivery Drivers. Please call 803-629-8405 or email SumterBitetheCrust@yahoo.com

Land clearing on site mulching, tree and brush grinding, Free estimates. David 803-972-1090

A Guaranteed Credit Approval AUTO LOANS

OTR Drivers needed for family run trucking operation. Must possess CDL with tanker endorsement as well as TWIC card. Must be willing to stay out two weeks at a time. Great pay and working environment and well-kept equipment. Call for more information at 803-488-0100.

Help Wanted Full-Time

Business Services

Church Musician Needed for new Church in Bishopville. Send resumes to onestepministries891@gmail.com or call Pastor Neal at 803-586-9924.

Ricky's Tree Service Tree removal, stump grinding, Lic & ins, free quote, 803-435-2223 or cell 803-460-8747.

EMPLOYMENT

BUSINESS SERVICES

Land & Lots for Sale

Trucking Opportunities

In Memory

In Memory of Wilbert Lee Frank April 18, 2012, 2 yrs ago today you will always be loved within our hearts. Your Family Joetta Clay, Mildred, Anthony & Taquana Frank, and your precious grandchildren.

Autos For Sale

A Notch Above Tree Care Full quality service low rates, lic./ins., free est BBB accredited 983-9721

Guarantee 464-5439 or 469-7311

Lost at Quality Inn Sumter: lg male mix dog, med length gold / lt brown fur. No collar. If found call 803-317-7566. REWARD

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Help Wanted Part-Time

For Sale 411 N. Magnolia, Hrwd floors, C/H/A. Garage, workshop & shed. Comm. lot on Lafayette also available. Fin Available. 775-4391/ 464-5960 (Sumter) W. Sherwood Dr- Brick 3BR 1BA 1016 sq ft. attached garage. Lease or Cash. $1,000/down & $605/mo. 877-499-8065

Manufactured Housing 2000 Fleetwood Westfield 16x80 2BR/2BA and Sunroom with all appl's., deck & storage shed. Exc cond. $15,000 Cash. On Lake Marion in Park. Ser. Inq. Call 803-473-0247 Looking for your DREAM HOME? LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 3-4-5 bedroom homes. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

2005 Honda 250 Rebel, 12,500 miles, 90MPG. Garage kept, excellent condition. $2,200. Call Paul 407-443-6172 Honda VTX 1300cc Cruiser. Like new 3,000 miles, windshield V & H pipes. 200 series, rear tire, Ghost flames paint. $7,000 or trade for small auto or P/U. 803-406-5356 Joe, Wedgefield, SC.


April 18, 2014