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Kiwanis Club to hold 51st Pancake Day FROM STAFF REPORTS On Saturday, the Kiwanis Club of Sumter will celebrate its 51st year of flipping, serving and selling thousands of pancakes in the name of children across Sumter. “Pancake Day” has been a means of raising funds by Sumter Kiwanians for a half century. As many as 2,000 people come out each year to experience Pancake Day in Sumter. “I want to call on all the people of Sumter to come out and support deserving children by supporting Pancake Day,” said Kevin Conyers. “Our programs help

children and young folks who otherwise might not be able to achieve the things in live they should. We believe in helping children all over the world and especially here in Sumter.” The local Kiwanis Club, through its foundation, sponsors numerous programs aimed at local youth, including the Key Clubs at area high schools, the Kiwanis Terrific Kids program and others. In addition, Pancake Day finances other charitable activities like the holiday season food and gift drive programs that supply Christmas gifts and meals to Sumter’s poorest citizens and neediest children. Ed-

ucation is also a key focus, and the local Kiwanis Club sponsors scholarships to University of South Carolina Sumter, Central Carolina Technical College and Morris College. Pancake Day will be held at Alice Drive Middle School on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. and again from 5 to 8 p.m. The club will not be hosting a garage sale this year as it has in recent years. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat Pancake Day can be purchased from any Sumter Kiwanian or at the door. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 4-12 years old. For advance tickets, call Conyers at (803) 972-0145. The Kiwanis Club of Sumter is the community’s oldest civic club, dating back to 1922.

LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE Lakewood High School’s annual American Red Cross Blood Drive was held in the school Lecture Hall on Thursday, Feb. 21. The annual drive is sponsored by the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC unit. ROTC student volunteers register student donors, assist with setup and tear-down, process paperwork, verify ages, sign donors in and out, and man the snack and rest area. In addition to student donors, administrators, teachers, and representatives from the Sumter School District office also participated in the drive. A total of 66 units of blood were collected. Because the blood is split before being used each unit of blood has the potential to help save three lives, meaning Lakewood Gator donors impacted 198 lives in their 2013 drive. A special thanks to all who gave the “Gift of Life”. PHOTOS PROVIDED

City’s annual kite contest Saturday BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com The folks at the Sumter Recreation Department are hoping March “comes in like a lion” Saturday when they, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, Safe Kids Sumter County and The Tuomey Foundation host their 2013 Kite Flying Contest at Dillon Park. In addition to the kite competitions, which are open to participants of all ages, there is a Bike Rodeo sponsored by Safe Kids of Sumter County. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the kites go up at noon. There is a $1 entry fee. There are some simple rules for competing, Chambers said. They are: • Each kite must be registered; • Each kite must stay in the air one minute; and • Only one kite per event is permitted. Judging from past kite flying days, contestants should have no problem keeping their kites in the air for the required 60 seconds, Chambers said. Chambers said she expects more than 100 entrants this year, especially if the weather, forecast to be mostly sunny, holds. While kites are mainly used for recreational purposes, 3,000 years ago the Chinese invented

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them for use in catching fish. They attached nets to the kites and tied bait to the tails. Special kites were designed for fighting, and they remain popular. Aerial photographers often use kites in their work, and the military spied behind enemy lines during World War I with cameras attached to kites. Many baby boomers and their parents will remember making simple kites with tissue paper or newspaper stretched over two long, crossed balsa wood dowels and attaching tails for balance; these were usually made of strips of cloth from old clothes or bed linens. Prizes will be awarded in nine categories: best homemade kite, kites with longest and shortest tails, largest and smallest kites, most colorful kite, most unusual kite, and oldest and youngest participants. Chambers said the bike rodeo focuses on bike safety and will also test riders’ skills with a special obstacle course. Participants are required to bring their helmets and their bicycles, which will be checked for proper maintenance and safety. There is no age limit or entry fee for participants, Chambers said. Registration for Saturday’s kite flying contest at Dillon Park begins at 11 a.m., and the contest starts at noon. There is a $1 fee per entry. Refreshments will be served. For more information call (803) 436-2248, (803) 7755008 or (803) 774-8822.

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School molds history program into musical BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item One local school is taking a theatrical approach to its annual celebration of Black History Month. Students at Crestwood High School will perform the play “Something to Talk About: A Black History Musical” for the public at 7 p.m. Thursday at Crestwood High School Fine Arts Building. The musical is a collaborative effort between students and teachers. “We wanted to do something different” said Janet Adams-Lainé, Crestwood High School teacher and the co-director of the play. The plot of the musical centers on a modern-day interracial high school couple, navigating the taboos and stereotypes associated with one another’s cultures. The play pokes fun at some of the more outrageous stereotypes, Adams-Lainé said. “There is a lot of comedy in it,” she said. “It’s kids being kids.” The play features eight musical numbers that are most likely familiar to many. Adams-Lainé said hits like “ABC” by the Jackson Five and “Respect” by Aretha Franklin are threaded through the plot of the musical. “We knew we needed to be educational and entertaining at the same time,” she said. The musical should last about an hour, Adams-Lainé said, and will feature the Crestwood High School Band as well as about 20 students. Crestwood High School is located at 2000 Oswego Road. For more information on the play, contact the school at (803) 4696900.

Lee park offers pine needle basket crafting FROM STAFF REPORTS

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Tanea Clover found the winds brisk for last spring’s kite flying contest sponsored by the Sumter Recreation Department. This year’s competition will be held Saturday at Dillon Park.

BISHOPVILLE —Join a park ranger at Lee State Park to learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 or Saturday, March 16. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles and will then begin making a basket in class; they will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. The program fee is $30, which includes project materials. This program is suitable for adults and children 13 and older. The class size is small to ensure individual attention for each participant. Registration is required. Contact the park’s Education Center at (803) 428-4988. Lee State Park covers 2,839 acres of wetlands, sand hills and mixed pine-hardwood forests along the Lynches River in Lee County, four miles east of Bishopville. The park also features camping, hiking, picnicking, equestrian facilities and a boardwalk into the wetlands. For more information, go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

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Obama warns of risks over budget cut uncertainty WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama on Monday said looming automatic spending cuts are already affecting the economy, while a top administration official warned that the nation’s borders would be less secure if billions of dollars are yanked from the budget Friday. “The uncertainty is already having an effect,� Obama said. “Companies are preparing layoff notices. Families are preparing to cut OBAMA back on expenses. The longer these cuts are in place, the bigger the impact will become.� Despite the urgent rhetoric, there was no indication the White House and congressional Republicans were actively negotiating a deal to avoid the socalled sequester ahead of the end of the week deadline. The last known conversation between Obama and GOP leaders was last week, and there have been no in-person meetings between the parties this year. With Congress back from a weeklong recess, House Speaker John Boehner showed little will-

ingness to move off his long-held position that the sequester be offset through targeted spending cuts, not the package of cuts and tax increases Obama supports. “Mr. President, you got your tax increase,� Boehner said, referring to the tax rate increases that took effect on Jan. 1. “It’s time to cut spending here in Washington.� The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections. Domestic and defense spending alike would be trimmed, leading to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of government workers and contractors. The White House continued laying out in stark terms what the cuts would mean for government services, dispatching Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to warn of the implications for critical security functions. “I don’t think we can maintain the same level of security at all places around the country with sequester as without sequester,� said Napolitano, adding that the impact would be “like a rolling ball. It will keep growing.�

How possible cuts could affect S.C. COLUMBIA (AP) — The White House released information about the possible effects of spending cuts set for Friday. The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September. As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs. The White House did not have a list of which states or programs might have flexibility. The following are some examples of how automatic budget cuts could affect South Carolina:

EDUCATION:

• About $12.5 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting about 170 teacher and aide jobs at risk; • About $8.6 million in money for 100 teachers, aides and staff that help teach children with disabilities; and • Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for about 900 children. ENVIRONMENT

• About $1.8 million in environmental funding; and • About $650,000 in grants for fish and wildlife protection. MILITARY

• About 11,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by about $59.5 mil-

lion in total; • About $62 million for Army base operations in South Carolina; and • About $19 million for Air Force operations in South Carolina. HEALTH

• About $127,000 in reduced funding for vaccinations; • About $442,000 in funds to help upgrade state’s ability to respond to public health threat; • About $1 million in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse; • About $276,000 for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; • Up to $99,000 in funding for services to victims of domestic violence; and • About $791,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The real ‘assault weapon’ is the left As usual Mr. Baten is attacking an issue because he fundamentally disagrees with any and everything from “the other side of the aisle.” President Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, and other liberal anti-gun members of Congress are attempting to pervert and destroy the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. They are (once again) using misleading labels, in this case “universal background checks” to create confusion in an attempt to quickly pass twisted legislation through Congress. Their proposed legislation will criminalize private gun transfers between law-abiding citizens while having no effect on the criminal element in society. When do they intend to deal with criminals? The purpose of the Constitution is to limit the power of the federal government, not the American people — ”they” forget they work for us. The tragic Newtown, Conn., shootings were immediately seen as a political opportunity and a grandiose photo opportunity for the left to again force their “warped” ideas on law-abiding citizens simply because they disagree with a different set of thoughts. They are blaming the weapon and not the person. More gun control laws will not control guns they will simply disarm law-abiding citizens while those inclined toward violent acts will as easily find firearms as they do now. The real “assault weapon” now is the left, once again attempting to destroy the Constitution when they should be enforcing laws already on the books and controlling the guns of criminals. This is hypocritical. The law-abiding citizens of the United States must demand that the president and all of those holding positions of power in government offices abide by the rule of law as defined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and that they respect the balance of power as established in the Constitution instead of ignoring it. The American people are not willing to tolerate the continual subversion and destruction of our Constitution nor will they accept the habitual violations of our rights and freedoms and the unconstitutional mandates forced through Congress. LINDA PARKER Summerton Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350-word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Item’s website, www.theitem.com.

Poll worker proves existence of voter fraud In reference to Mr. Eugene R. Baten’s letter to the editor

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on Feb. 21: You almost had me fooled until you got to the part about the presidential election in November 2012. You are vice chairman of Sumter County Council now and was chairman of Sumter County Council when it happened. It seems to me that you would know the people to go to to find out why to the following: “… were there reductions in early voting days, long lines, purging of voting records, intimidation at the polls and the passage of voter ID bills to prevent voter fraud that does not exist?” Mr. Baten, I would like to think you are right about the following: “Voter fraud that does not exist.” That would make a good joke if it weren’t such a false statement. If there was no fraud in voting, that would be the only thing that I could think of that has no fraud attached to it. I can’t believe that you think intelligent people would even consider that statement to be true. I hope that you look into this matter of intimidation at the polls as it was really serious in Philadelphia for the 2008 election. Remember the New Black Panthers — you can Google “New Black Panthers Philadelphia Voter Intimidation” and there are several articles about it. Now I know that you are talking about the 2012 election so we’ll forget about 2008. For the 2012 election you can Google “Melowese Richardson Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio”. She is from Madisonville and has been a poll worker since 1988, so she should have known better. There are several articles about her. She voted up to six times but she has a good reason for each time, or so she thinks. You can find her interview on Channel 9 news out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Google fiscalconservatives.com, go to “Woman Votes Multiple Times in Election 2012 but Denies Voter Fraud!” Read more at http://bit.ly/ X9QE2M. You can see for yourself when she admits voting for herself and others but sees nothing wrong with it. JACQUELINE K. HUGHES Sumter Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350-word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Item’s website, www.theitem.com.

Stop making every issue a race issue Eugene Baten’s Nov. 21 letter implies that supporters of our Second Amendment (right to keep and bear arms) are hypocrites, considering it more important than others. He alleges as proof that during the November 2012 election there were “reductions in early voting days, long lines, purging of voting records, intimidation … and the passage

of voter ID bills to prevent voter fraud … .” He offers this as evidence that supporters of the Second Amendment would deny guarantees of the 15th Amendment: “The right of citizens of the U.S. to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” He states that “While demanding that law-abiding citizens show a picture ID card to vote, we willingly allow citizens, including criminals and the mentally ill, the freedom to purchase weapons of mass destruction at gun shows without a background check.” He exceeds even the usual “assault weapons” (fully automatic and illegal), and implies that we may now buy bombs, chemical, and biological warfare weapons at gun shows. I encourage Mr. Baten to search all U.S. gun laws and find one allowing anyone to conceal, carry use or possess firearms on property other than his own, without ID. If Mr. Baten wishes to compare his argued requirements, we need to first pass required background checks for all voters as well as legal firearms purchasers, or agree simply to accept a state ID as the only requirement for both. I remind him that The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently upheld the S.C. Voter ID law. As to his other examples of violations during the 2012 election, I point out the following: 1. Reductions in early voting days (Most of my 70 years, voting was 1 day — excepting absentee.); 2. Long lines (New in a hotly-contested race?); 3. Purging of voting records (Removing the deceased from lists?); and 4. Intimidation at polls (I recall the New Black Panther goons at a polling place.) Please, Mr. Baten, stop trying to turn every issue into one about race. BENTLEY G. FISHBURNE Jr. Sumter

Give someone else a chance during next election In less than two years we will have another major election locally and nationally. Many citizens believe our nation and state are in dire straits, e.g. taxes, gas prices, education issues, et. al. Many of our leaders locally and nationally have been in office for many years. Evidently these people don’t have a way to fix our many problems. I propose we don’t re-elect anyone who has been in office 10 years or more. Let’s give someone else a chance. I don’t think they could do worse than what we have now. In the United States Senate there are 27 members with 10 or more years. In the House of Representatives there are 167 with 10 or more years. There are two with 40 years and one with 50. There are 16 in the House and Senate with 36 or more. Wonder why these men and women, Re-

publicans and Democrats stay in so long? Perhaps they think they are doing a great job for us, the American citizen. A perfect example of their ineptness is the current sequestration issues. They’ve had a year to fix this, now they have less than a week. Great job politicians, from the president on down. I don’t think they are doing a good job at all. Let’s not reelect anybody. PAUL GREER Sumter

Republican idiot-ology causes problems in our state I do appreciate the letter from Mr. Baten dated Feb 21. It got the yahoos’ attention. Along with their being hypocritical, they are spreading fear and paranoia. They are paranoid about the government, guns and taxes, among other things. Do they not understand that paranoia is a mental condition? Mr. Baten, you have the same problem as President Obama, you spend too much time in that “tanning booth.” There is no right that we have that is more important than our right to vote. Without voting rights, all the other rights don’t matter. Voting rights are the foundation of our country. The recent voting problems in South Carolina was caused by a state government that doesn’t believe in voting rights. There are many problems in this state that have one common denominator. The common denominator for most of our ills in education, Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, postal service, government and others is the Republican idiot-ology. The weak link in our voting system is ignorant and uninformed voters. South Carolina and Sumter could be so much better if citizens would look at the future through the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. The politicians in office do not represent you. They are bought and paid for by the special interests. By the way, do you know the difference between a politician and a catfish? One is a scum-sucking bottom feeder and the other is a fish. LEE INGLE Sumter

Education head should have proper qualifications Recently there has been talk of making the position of state superintendent of education an appointed position. I have no problem with this idea provided the person appointed is qualified. I suggest proper qualifications include being a certified teacher, a certified principal and a certified superintendent as well as having experience in all three areas here in South Carolina. We currently have 85 district superintendents as well as many retired superintendents to choose from. This is an ample size pool to draw from.

We would never consider electing an attorney general who was not a lawyer. We would never consider electing an adjutant general that was not a career military officer. How can we set lower standards for our chief educator? MARK SWEETMAN Retired Educator Sumter

Voter ID law maintains integrity of the vote Mr. Baten tried to compare and contrast supporters of the Second and 15th amendments in his Feb. 21 letter. He mentions specifically long lines, purging of voting records, intimidation at the polls and the passage of voter ID bills to prevent voter fraud that does not exist. Since these charges seem rather nonspecific, I would like to take the opportunity to fill in some specifics. Long lines in Richland County caused by a “misunderstanding” about the number of voting machines for many precincts. The purging of voter records hit rather close to home for me when I learned that my father’s name was removed. He passed on two years ago in December. Intimidation at the polls was seen on Nov. 4, 2008, at a Philadelphia polling station when members of the New Black Panther Party were seen with billy clubs at a polling station. Voter fraud seems to have occurred in the case of Melowese Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio, who admits openly to voting twice. I am intentionally omitting the political affiliations of the parties involved in these specific examples because in the end, it is irrelevant. The fact is I’m absolutely certain anyone could find examples of people favoring either party pulling shenanigans. The point is that the shenanigans happen. In my opinion it is a reasonable requirement to show a photo ID when you vote. The voter ID law in particular only serves to maintain the integrity of the vote. Since Mr. Baten mentioned the Second Amendment, I would like to point out that we already have reasonable requirements for firearm purchases. It is entirely reasonable to vet anyone wishing to purchase a firearm. The failure is in the enforcement of the reasonable law. The Virginia Tech shooter bought two firearms in January and February 2007 and falsified his application. It seems the court records of mentally ill people are not entered into the database. Consider this: thanks to the Sixth Amendment, we have the right to a speedy and public trial. Since trials are public, there should be no issue putting the names in a public database. It is simply not done. I say to those wishing for more restrictions on gun owners, they should demand our existing laws be enforced before demanding more laws that also won’t be enforced. Please, let’s have facts and not innuendo. WES JOHNSTON Dalzell

WHO REPRESENTS YOU SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 Naomi Sanders 5605 Borden Road Rembert, SC 29128 (803) 499-3947 (home) DISTRICT 2 Artie Baker 3680 Bakersfield Lane Dalzell, SC 29040 803-469-3638 (home) DISTRICT 3 Jimmy R. Byrd Jr. 1084 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 778-0796 (office) (803) 775-2726 (FAX) countycouncil3@ftc-i.net

DISTRICT 4 Charles T. Edens 760 Henderson St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 775-0044 (home) DISTRICT 5 Vivian Fleming-McGhaney 9770 Lynches River Road Lynchburg, SC 29080 (803) 437-2797 (home) (803) 495-3247 (office) DISTRICT 6 Larry Blanding Chairman P.O. Box 1446 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-8518 (home) DISTRICT 7

| Eugene Baten Vice chairman P.O. Box 3193 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-0815 (home) SUMTER CITY COUNCIL MAYOR Joseph T. McElveen Jr. 20 Buford Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-0382 jmcelveen@sumter-sc.com WARD 1 Thomas J. Lowery 829 Legare St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-9298

WARD 2 Ione Dwyer P.O. Box 1492 Sumter, SC 29151 803-481-4284 WARD 3 Calvin K. Hastie Sr. 810 South Main St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 774-7776 WARD 4 Charlie Burns 422 W. Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-8859 WARD 5 Robert Galiano 608 Antlers Drive

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Maj. Gen. Lawrence L. Wells, commander of the 9th Air Force, invited Sumter High School AFJROTC cadets to join him and his staff for lunch, an informative briefing on the 9th Air Force and a visit to the 20th Fighter Wing “load barn” for a hands-on look at an F-16 Fighting Falcon and its ordnance. Wells asked all the cadets about their posthigh school plans and even escorted Cadet 1st Lt. LaRaven Temoney to visit the 9th Air Force Judge Advocate’s office after learning of her interest to pursue a law degree. From left, front row, are Temoney, Wells and Cadet 1st Lt. Teresa Taylor and back row, Peter St. Onge, Cadet Capt. Anthony Thomas, Cadet Maj. Dalton Bickford, Cadet Maj. Michael Humphreys and Maj. Fred Moore.

Farmer worries about cotton’s future AIKEN (AP) — Carl Brown Jr.’s home is surrounded by soil that will later turn into snow white fields of cotton. A wreath decorated with some of the fluffy fibers hangs above his fireplace, and a few long stems with the soft blooms stick up from a vase in the corner of his sitting room. During the summer months, it isn’t hard to find fields of cotton lining the highways in Aiken County. The cotton industry, which has a long, lucrative history in this area, is still going strong. But, though cotton farmers throughout South Carolina experienced a record year in 2012, there’s concern about the future of the industry in the United States in general as worldwide production has also spiked. Brown, a local cotton farmer and member of the state Cotton Board, said 2012 was a good year for him and many other local cotton farmers. Brown harvested approximately 1,000 acres and last year’s yield was above average. According to Clemson University, an average of 918 pounds of cotton per acre was produced in 2012, which set a state record — an average South Carolina crop produces about 750 pounds per acre. But, according to Brown, cotton is about 80 cents per pound. The price is down from $2, which was the average price just two years ago. The high price of cotton put pressure on mills and merchandisers, which caused a bit of panic. “It really hurt us. The cure for high prices is high prices,” Brown said. “Two-dollar cotton was something nice to contemplate, but the reality was we’d be better off if it didn’t get that high because our customers would have been able to cope with it much better.” In today’s market, the United States is the third largest cotton producer in the world with India ahead at second.

China tops out as the No. 1 producer and consumer of cotton, Brown said. Brown said two out of 10 cotton bales are used in U.S. mills as the textile industry is declining across the country. Brown said, in the 1970s and ’80s, about seven out of 10 bales were used in the United States. “Every 100 bales I produce, 80 of them have to be put in a container to be shipped,” Brown said. “That’s an average.”

The Chinese government supports its cotton prices at about $1.30 a pound, and it can buy cotton on the world market for approximately 80 cents. The product can then be used more cheaply than what’s produced by their own crops in China, Brown said. What really has cotton farmers concerned is the fact that China is stockpiling its cotton supply. Brown said it’s been indicated that China has nearly

enough cotton reserved that, by the end of this year, it may not need to purchase cotton from other countries, which could negatively impact farmers in the United States. “If they start releasing these reserves, we could see 50 cent cotton,” Brown said. “If cotton price were 50 cents right now, and the production costs remain the same, you might as well park your equipment, pay your rent (of the fields) and take a vacation.”

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Ernest Darin Seruya, 50, of 4175 U.S. 15 South, was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. On Jan. 23, Seruya allegedly struck a woman repeatedly in the upper body with an aluminum baseball bat and also damaged a 50-inch television screen. The victim was treated for her injuries at Tuomey Regional Medical Center and released. On Wednesday, Seruya was located by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies when they responded to an altercation in the 2500 block of Highview Drive at 7:36 p.m. and placed him under arrest for the domestic violence charge. Valerie Tameka James, 30, of 404 Bowman Drive, was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm. At 12:20 p.m., officers on patrol in the 400 block of North Main Street noticed a red 2003 Chrysler sedan parked in front of a motel room that matched a vehicle reportedly stolen in October. Officers spoke to James and another woman in the room, and James claimed the car belonged to her cousin, although she said she had possession of the car since October or November. When James reportedly gave the officer permission to retrieve the keys to the vehicle, he allegedly found a container attached to the key ring containing a gram of crack cocaine. Inside the vehicle, offi-

cers also found a .22-caliber rifle and 13 .22-caliber bullets, which James is prohibited by state law from possessing. The sheriff’s office seized the vehicle, and James was transported to SumterLee Regional Detention Center. John Patrick Morin, 26, of 70 Trailwood Drive, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal domestic violence. At 4 a.m. Morin returned to the address on Trailwood that he shared with his girlfriend before recently moving out, allegedly kicking in the front door and making threatening comments toward the 20-year-old woman. When law enforcement arrived on scene, Morin reportedly admitted to kicking in the door and was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. Robert Charles Burgess, 56, of no fixed address, was arrested Thursday and charged with theft of nonferrous metals. Between 10:45 and 10:59 a.m., Burgess was allegedly seen on the property of a burned building in the first block of Pinewood Road and was seen leaving with something on a cart. Police stopped Burgess near the intersection of South Guignard Drive and West Oakland Avenue, where he was allegedly found to be pulling a bent air-conditioning coil and copper tubing under a towel and sheet. Burgess reportedly told police he found the items on the side of the road near the Oakland Avenue bridge. Burgess reportedly had soot on his hands and pants and

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was identified as the man seen on the property. He was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. The stolen items are valued at $1,000. Willie Lee Mayrant, 52, of 112 Gertrude Drive, was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving under suspension, second offense, and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. At 5:29 p.m., Mayrant reportedly pulled up to a police checkpoint on Dicks and Rast streets. His license was reportedly suspended for cancellation of insurance, and a subsequent search of the car uncovered a cold, open beer can. Mayrant was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. Derrick Fionne Hastie, 24, of 227 Brent St., was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving under suspension, second offense, and misrepresentation of ID. At 1:24 a.m., Hastie was reportedly pulled over for speeding near the intersection of Camden Highway and Mason Road. He allegedly gave the officer a false name before he was identified and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. Ricky Winslow Holmes, 30, of 3 Andrena Drive, was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving under suspension, second offense. At 5:33 p.m., Holmes reportedly drove up to a police checkpoint at the intersection of Brunhill and Dicks streets. Holmes’ license had reportedly been suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets, and he was

transported to SumterLee Regional Detention Center. Corey Jamar Bell, 26, of 1121 Alice Drive, No. 51, was arrested Thursday and charged with driving under suspension, second offense. At 10:30 p.m., Bell reportedly pulled up to a police checkpoint at the intersection of Carter and Wilson Hall roads. Bell’s license was reportedly suspended for failure to pay parking tickets, and he was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault and battery. On Feb. 3, the juvenile allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old boy by punching him several times in the head. His name was not released because of his age. SHOOTING:

A man in the first block of East Williams Street reported hearing several gunshots between 11 and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. When the man returned home from work at 4:07 p.m. Thursday, he reportedly found a bullet had entered his residence and lodged in the shower. Police reportedly found a second round that struck the home. Damage is valued at $1,500. ASSAULT:

At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, a man was found laying in the roadway of the 1900 block of North St. Paul’s Church Road. The man reportedly had a deep cut above his left eye and the side of his head and noticeable swelling around his right

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At 4:13 a.m. Saturday, firefighters were dispatched to a doublewide mobile home fire in the 300 block of Corn Road. The home was reportedly “fully involved” when firefighters arrived on scene and wasn’t brought under control until 5:36 a.m. The home was listed as a total loss, with damage to the home valued at $35,000 and damage to the contents at $10,000. The cause of the fire has not been determined. No injuries from the fire were reported. STOLEN PROPERTY:

A dark blue 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was reportedly stolen from the 400 block of East Charlotte Avenue between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. At 8:13 a.m., the car was found in the 1000 block of Concord Circle. The ignition and both driver’s side windows were reportedly broken and the body of the car was scratched and covered with white spray paint. The car is valued at $5,000 and the damage is estimated at $2,000. More than 10,000 feet of copper wire was reportedly stolen from

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along Mount Zion Road in Olanta between Feb. 15 and 3:02 p.m. Tuesday. The wiring is valued at $2,000. Two flat-screen TVs were reportedly stolen from a home in the 300 block of Pack Road at 1:54 p.m. Thursday. The televisions are valued at $1,800. Assorted pieces of jewelry, a laptop computer and a tablet computer were reportedly stolen from the 800 block of Radical Road between 2:40 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The items are valued at $1,350. Two laptop computers were reportedly stolen from the first block of Wright Street between 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday. The computers are valued at $1,300. A Wii game console, a PlayStation2, a tablet computer, a pre-paid cellphone, two hoop earrings and a gold bracelet were reportedly stolen from the 400 block of Sanders Drive between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The items are valued at $1,274. EMS CALLS:

On Feb. 19, Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 50 calls. Forty-seven were medical calls, and three were listed as “other trauma.” On Wednesday, Sumter County EMS responded to 36 calls. All 36 were listed as medical calls. On Thursday, Sumter EMS responded to 41 calls. Thirty-eight were medical calls, and three were listed as “other trauma.”

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time, if I walked into a room full of people and asked how many people thought having high cholesterol, high blood pressure or smoking was bad for you, most everybody would raise their hands. What they lack is a symptom. (A) Symptom causes motivation.” Other companies that have taken advantage of SmartBeat include Kaydon, Apex Tools, SAFE Federal Credit Union, Farmers Telephone and the City of Sumter, Ackerman said. The firefighters were part of the city’s screenings. “It’s one of the things budgeted for and that city council approved,” Horton said. “They added it to the physical this year, and money was allocated. If it saves one person’s life, from dying early or not paying disability or having increased insurance premiums for longterm hospital care, it’s worth it.” Screenings are also open to the public once a month, and the date for March is pending. “It’s been a success and a blessing to most everybody,” Ackerman said. “For a few, it’s even been a life saver.” For more information or to schedule an appointment for a SmartBeat screening, call the industrial medical facility at (803) 774-8842.

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FIRESIDE from Page A1 memory of infant Kyle R. Cotton from Betty Trantham, $30; Maxine Cupp, $100; the Mission Action Group of Bethel Baptist Church, $25; and the United Methodist Women of Trinity United Methodist Church, $100. The FaHoLo Class of Trinity United Methodist Church, $150; in memory of Grandpa Pete from Kairi, Lola, Olive and Mahrley, $25; Eva Bjork, $50; in memory of William Walter Lowder and Harold W. Stewart from Nell McDaniel, $100; the XYZ Senior Group of Grace Baptist Church, $35; in memory of Willie and Rose Marie Keels from Mary Keels, $100. Combined anonymous donations totaled $150. Total this week: $965.00 Total this year: $36,959.57 Total last year: $50,657.95 Total since 1969: $1,317,052.02.

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Partly sunny and breezy

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Winds: SW 7-14 mph

Winds: WSW 10-20 mph

Winds: W 10-20 mph

Winds: WSW 10-20 mph

Winds: N 6-12 mph

Chance of rain: 75%

Chance of rain: 10%

Chance of rain: 5%

Chance of rain: 10%

Chance of rain: 10%

Chance of rain: 30%

Sumter through 4 p.m. yesterday High ............................................... 48° Low ................................................ 41° Normal high ................................... 61° Normal low ..................................... 37° Record high ....................... 82° in 1982 Record low ......................... 14° in 1967

Greenville 50/38

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Today: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 64 to 72. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 61 to 65.

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Nancy Byer comments on her photo submission, “This poor turtle at Lake Wateree looked like he’d swallowed a golf ball!”


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Sumter to play on Solomon Field BY BRADEN BUNCH BBunch@theitem.com For years, Sumter High School football players have followed in the footsteps of Freddie Solomon, with players hoping to emulate his success on the field and parents and teachers hoping they’ll follow in his efforts off

the gridiron. Now, future Gamecocks will officially play on a field named for the 2-time Super Bowl winner. The Sumter School District Board of Trustees officially named the field at Memorial Stadium Freddie Solomon Field on Monday, dedicating the playing surface to the

Knaus finally gets victory at Daytona BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As Jimmie Johnson racked up win after win, championship after championship, he was always chasing one important victory. Johnson already had one Daytona 500 victory on his resume. But he needed one more. He needed it for Chad Knaus, the crew chief

1971 Sumter High graduate who went on to an 11-year career in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers, the latter of SOLOMON which he played wide receiver with when they won the

Super Bowl after the 1981 and 1984 seasons. After watching the unanimous vote by the board, Richard Solomon said he was grateful for the tribute to his brother. “He’s done a lot of great things for children. He loved children,” Solomon said, adding Freddie has also been rec-

ognized in his adopted hometown of Tampa, Fla., for some of his community work. “We wanted to bring some of that back to Sumter.” After Freddie Solomon retired from football, he moved back to Tampa — where he attended the University of SEE SOLOMON, PAGE B4

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who has been with Johnson since the start of their ride into the record books. Knaus wasn’t there the day Johnson won his first 500; he had been suspended by NASCAR for a technical violation found the week before the race was deemed to be deliberate. So Darian Grubb, still a Hendrick Motorsports employee at the time, SEE KNAUS, PAGE B3

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Jimmie Johnson spins out after winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. It was his second career win at Daytona.

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Jimmie Johnson, left, gave his crew chief, Chad Knaus, right, his first Daytona 500 victory with his win on Sunday. It was Johnson’s second career win at Daytona.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson went two years without a title and suddenly became an afterthought at the Daytona 500. All the attention went to Danica Patrick and a handful of other drivers. Not that it mattered Sunday, because look

who pulled into Victory Lane. Five-time is back. Not that he ever went away. Johnson won his second Daytona 500 on Sunday, a year after he completed just one lap in the race and three months after falling short in his bid for a sixth Sprint Cup title. That so-called drought had made him something of a

no-name during Speedweeks. “In my mind, I didn’t feel like I was under the radar,” he said. “I felt like we were working hard to JOHNSON put the best product on the track. I guess I was quiet in the overall spectrum

Clemson hopes ‘13 schedule can help it take next step BY TRAVIS SAWCHIK Post & Courier CLEMSON — Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney said his program is on the “doorstep of greatness” following its win over LSU on Dec. 31 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Clemson’s quest to reach “greatness” was aided by quarterback Tajh Boyd’s decision to stay for his senior season along with offensive coordinator Chad Morris remaining at Clemson. The quest was further helped by its 2013 schedule, which was released Monday, Clemson can build its resume with its Aug. 31 season opener against Georgia at

home, a home date against Florida State on Oct. 19 and a trip to South Carolina on Nov. 30. All three teams figure to be ranked in the preseason top 15. While Clemson has several opportunities to impress poll voters, it should be favored against the remainder of its games: South Carolina State (Sept. 7), at N.C. State (Sept. 19), Wake Forest (Sept. 28), at Syracuse (Oct. 5), Boston College (Oct. 12), at Maryland (Oct. 26), at Virginia (Nov. 2), Georgia Tech (Nov. 14) and The Citadel (Nov. 23). Clemson’s game at N.C. State and its home date against Georgia Tech are Thursday night ESPN games.

TURBEVILLE — Kaitlin Alexander has a simple reason why she has signed to play softball with the University of South Carolina Sumter. “I just don’t want to quit yet,” said Alexander, the East Clarendon High School standout who ALEXANDER signed with the Fire Ants last week. And there’s a good reason why she’s getting the opportunity to extend her career to the junior college level: Alexander is pretty tough in the circle for

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Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) will be back to lead the Tigers in the 2013 season. Clemson’s schedule for the upcoming season was released on Monday.

Clemson had been against holding Thursday night games on campus but has reversed policy under new AD Dan Radakovich. “Having a Thursday night nationally televised home

football game on ESPN will be a tremendous positive for the university,” Radakovich said. “As the only football game on television that SEE CLEMSON, PAGE B4

Alexander signs with USCS to play softball BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

of things from the media side. I think people in the garage, people knew we were sitting on a lot of speed and had a very good race car.” But in winning the biggest race of the year, the No. 48 team wasn’t sending a message to the competitors. “I don’t think we

the Lady Wolverines, the preseason No. 1 among 1A schools in the state. Alexander had a 0.80 earned run average as the primary pitcher for EC, which finished 18-5 on the season and third in the lower state tournament after winning its district. Alexander also batted .400 for East Clarendon, but she said her primary focus with Sumter will be as a pitcher. Lady Wolverines head coach Lisa Ard isn’t worried about Alexander’s ability to perform for USC Sumter. “I know Kaitlin will be successful pitching at the next level,” Ard said. “She is a fierce competitor, a hard worker and a very talented ball player. The Fire Ants are getting a super young lady and I wish her all the best.”

Alexander said she likes everything about USCS. “It was close to home, and I like the (head) coach (Adrienne Cataldo) and the coaching staff,” said Alexander, who has played for the EC varsity since she was in the seventh grade. “Also, I just like the atmosphere of the campus. It just feels good to me.” It’s first things first for Alexander though. She is hoping she’ll be able to help the Lady Wolverines be No. 1 come the middle of May, meaning it would have won the state title. “I’m liking it, liking it a lot,” Alexander said of the preseason No. 1 ranking. “We’re going to work hard to try and keep it.”

MOUNT PLEASANT — Former Wilson Hall standout Ansley Ard hit a pinch hit, grand slam home run for the University of South Carolina softball team in its 17-3 victory ARD over Charleston Southern on Sunday at Patriots Point Park. The game was tied 2-2 entering the third inning when the Gamecocks loaded the bases with one out. Charleston Southern starting pitcher Jennifer Giles induced an infield pop fly before Ard stepped up and drove a 2-0 pitch over the wall in left-center field for her first career homer to give the USC a 6-2 lead. After the Buccaneers got a run back in the bottom of the inning, Carolina exploded for eight runs in the fourth to go up 14-3 and win the game in five innings. South Carolina, which improved to 8-3 on the season, beat Radford 9-0 in five innings in earlier game on Sunday. Audry Broyles tossed a 3-hit shutout for the Gamecocks. She struck out two and walked one. Dana Hathorn and Chelsea Hawkins both went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and a run scored to lead USC.


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 9 a.m. -- NFL Football: NFL Scouting Combine from Indianapolis -- Defensive Backs (NFL NETWORK). 11 a.m. -- Women’s College Gymnastics: Florida at Georgia (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 1 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia from Clearwater, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 2:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: English Premier League Match -- Everton vs. Oldham (FOX SOCCER). 4 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona from Tempe, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 4 p.m. -- College Baseball: Furman at South Carolina (WNKT-FM 107.5). 6 p.m. -- International Soccer: CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Third-Place Match from Bogota, Colombia (FOX SOCCER). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Indiana at Minnesota (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Memphis at Xavier (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Auburn at Alabama (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Carolina at Washington (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7:30 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Boston at New York Islanders (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Chicago at Cleveland (NBA TV). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Florida at Tennessee (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Wake Forest at Florida State (ESPN2). 10:30 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Charlotte at Los Angeles Clippers (SPORTSOUTH).

COLLEGE BASEBALL POLL TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through Feb. 24, points and previous rank. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Pvs 1. North Carolina 6-0 496 1 2. Arkansas 7-1 494 2 3. Vanderbilt 7-1 493 3 4. LSU 6-1 489 4 5. Oregon State 8-0 486 9 6. Oregon 6-1 485 5 7. South Carolina 5-1 483 7 8. Kentucky 5-1 478 8 9. Mississippi State 9-0 475 12 10. Oklahoma 9-0 471 14 11. N.C. State 5-1 469 13 12. UCLA 4-2 468 6 13. Rice 5-2 465 10 14. Stanford 5-2 464 11 15. Arizona 7-1 463 15 16. Mississippi 7-0 461 16 17. Cal State Fullerton 8-0 459 19 18. Florida State 7-0 457 18 19. Georgia Tech 6-1 456 17 20. Miami 7-0 453 20 21. UC Irvine 6-1 450 21 22. Texas 6-1 448 25 23. Louisville 6-1 447 26 24. Virginia 7-0 445 29 25. Florida Gulf Coast 5-1 442 — 26. Arizona State 4-2 439 23 27. Cal Poly 7-0 438 — 28. Clemson 5-1 436 28 29. Pepperdine 6-2 433 — 30. South Alabama 7-0 429 —

TOP 25 POLL The Top Twenty Five By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (64) 24-3 1,624 1 2. Gonzaga (1) 27-2 1,530 3 3. Duke 24-3 1,461 6 4. Michigan 23-4 1,411 7 5. Miami 22-4 1,317 2 6. Kansas 23-4 1,272 9 7. Georgetown 21-4 1,236 11 8. Florida 22-4 1,164 5 9. Michigan St. 22-6 1,105 4 10. Louisville 22-5 1,047 10 11. Arizona 23-4 998 12 12. Syracuse 22-5 915 8 13. Kansas St. 22-5 875 13 14. New Mexico 23-4 764 16 15. Oklahoma St. 20-6 692 14 16. Ohio St. 20-7 675 18 17. Wisconsin 19-8 558 19 18. Saint Louis 21-5 495 -19. Memphis 24-3 453 21 20. Butler 22-6 351 15 21. Notre Dame 22-6 328 25 22. Marquette 19-7 317 17 23. Pittsburgh 21-7 158 20 24. Oregon 22-6 61 23 25. Louisiana Tech 24-3 54 -Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 16, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.

MLB SPRING TRAINING Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 2 Toronto (ss) 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 5, tie, 10 innings Washington 2, Miami 2, tie, 10 innings Tampa Bay 10, Minnesota 7, 10 innings Houston 7, N.Y. Mets 7, tie Boston 5, St. Louis 3 Baltimore 5, Toronto (ss) 4 Cleveland (ss) 3, Cincinnati 0 Kansas City 7, Texas 5 Chicago Cubs 4, San Francisco 3 Cleveland (ss) 7, Milwaukee 4 Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 2, L.A. Dodgers 2, tie Seattle 8, San Diego 3 Arizona 8, Colorado 6 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB

| New York 33 20 .623 – Brooklyn 33 24 .579 2 Boston 29 27 .518 51/2 Toronto 23 33 .411 111/2 Philadelphia 22 32 .407 111/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 40 14 .741 – Atlanta 31 23 .574 9 Washington 17 37 .315 23 Orlando 15 41 .268 26 Charlotte 13 43 .232 28 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 35 21 .625 – Chicago 32 24 .571 3 Milwaukee 26 28 .481 8 Detroit 22 36 .379 14 Cleveland 18 38 .321 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 45 13 .776 – Memphis 37 18 .673 61/2 Houston 31 27 .534 14 Dallas 25 30 .455 181/2 New Orleans 20 37 .351 241/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 41 15 .732 – Denver 35 22 .614 61/2 Utah 31 25 .554 10 Portland 26 30 .464 15 Minnesota 20 33 .377 191/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 40 18 .690 – Golden State 33 23 .589 6 L.A. Lakers 28 29 .491 111/2 Sacramento 19 38 .333 201/2 Phoenix 18 39 .316 211/2 Sunday’s Games L.A. Lakers 103, Dallas 99 Golden State 100, Minnesota 99 New Orleans 110, Sacramento 95 Miami 109, Cleveland 105 New York 99, Philadelphia 93 Memphis 76, Brooklyn 72 San Antonio 97, Phoenix 87 Portland 92, Boston 86 Oklahoma City 102, Chicago 72 Monday’s Games Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. Boston at Utah, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Golden State at New York, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 19 13 6 0 26 65 48 New Jersey 19 10 5 4 24 48 49 Philadelphia 20 9 10 1 19 58 62 N.Y. Rangers 17 8 7 2 18 41 44 N.Y. Islanders 19 8 10 1 17 56 64 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 18 12 4 2 26 52 39 Boston 15 11 2 2 24 45 34 Ottawa 19 11 6 2 24 46 36 Toronto 19 11 8 0 22 53 44 Buffalo 19 6 12 1 13 48 63 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 17 9 7 1 19 50 51 Tampa Bay 18 9 8 1 19 69 58 Winnipeg 18 8 9 1 17 48 57 Florida 18 5 9 4 14 42 65 Washington 17 6 10 1 13 48 55 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 18 15 0 3 33 58 35 St. Louis 18 10 6 2 22 55 52 Detroit 19 9 7 3 21 57 54 Nashville 19 8 6 5 21 39 43 Columbus 19 5 12 2 12 40 56 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 18 10 4 4 24 52 48 Minnesota 17 8 7 2 18 37 42 Calgary 17 7 7 3 17 48 59 Edmonton 17 7 7 3 17 40 46 Colorado 17 7 8 2 16 42 51 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 16 13 2 1 27 57 42 Dallas 18 9 8 1 19 47 48 Phoenix 18 8 7 3 19 50 49 San Jose 17 8 6 3 19 41 39 Los Angeles 16 8 6 2 18 40 39 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Boston 4, Florida 1 Detroit 8, Vancouver 3 Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 2 Chicago 1, Columbus 0 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Colorado 3, OT Calgary 5, Phoenix 4 Tuesday’s Games Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

GOLF Accenture Match Play Championship Results By The Associated Press At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Sunday Seeds in parentheses Semifinals Matt Kuchar (21), United States, def. Jason Day (41), Australia, 4 and 3. Hunter Mahan (23), United States, def. Ian Poulter (11), England, 4 and 3. Championship Matt Kuchar (21), United States, def. Hunter Mahan (23), United States, 2 and 1. Consolation Jason Day (41), Australia, def. Ian Poulter (11), England, 1 up. Honda LPGA Thailand Par Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At Siam Country Club (Pattaya Old Course) Chonburi, Thailand Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,469; Par: 72 a-amateur Final Inbee Park, $225,000 67-71-71-67–276 -12 Ariya Jutanugarn, $140,305 69-66-70-72–277 -11 Yani Tseng, $73,935 75-68-72-63–278 -10

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Marquette beats Syracuse 74-71 MILWAUKEE — Davante Gardner scored a career-high 26 points and No. 22 Marquette beat No. 12 Syracuse 74-71 on Monday night in a game that further tightened things at the top of the Big East. Gardner played only 11 minutes in Marquette’s 60-56 loss at Villanova on Saturday, with coach Buzz Williams saying he benched the junior center because “he played really bad.” Gardner was the exact opposite against the Orange, making all seven of his shots and converting 12 of 13 free throws in 33 minutes to pull Marquette (20-7, 11-4 Big East) into second place, one-half game behind No. 7 Georgetown. C.J. Fair had 20 points for Syracuse (226, 10-5), which has lost three of five and dropped into a tie for fourth with No. 21 Notre Dame. No. 10 Louisville is alone in third, a game behind Georgetown. Reserve guard Todd Mayo hit two 3-pointers during a decisive 15-2 Marquette run in the second half, and Gardner gave the Golden Eagles the lead for good at 56-55 on an 8-foot jumper in the lane with 5:05 left.

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Marquette’s Vander Blue (13) drives to the basket against Syracuse’s James Southerland (43) during the Golden Eagles’ 74-71 upset victory in Milwaukee on Monday.

Michael Carter-Williams hit a 3-pointer with 1 second left to pull the Orange within 73-71, but Vander Blue hit a free throw with two-tenths of a second to go. Syracuse didn’t get a shot off and the game ended. (13) KANSAS STATE TEXAS TECH

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Thomas Gipson scored 20 points, Angel Rodriguez added 16 and No. 13 Kansas State beat Texas Tech 75-55 on Monday night giving the Wildcats 12 conference wins for the first time in 40 years. The 12 league wins are the most ever for a first-year coach at Kansas State (23-5, 12-3 Big

12) and more importantly for Bruce Weber and his team is that win keeps the Wildcats tied with No. 6 Kansas for first place in the Big 12. Dusty Hannahs scored 14 points for the Red Raiders (9-17, 2-13) and Jaye Crockett added 13. NBA HAWKS PISTONS

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games. Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks,

who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter. The Pistons have lost three straight, all without guard Brandon Knight, who has a hyperextended right knee. Will Bynum was also out Monday because of a suspension. Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14 of 33 from 3-point range. Kyle Korver scored 15 points, all from beyond the arc. Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points, and Jonas Jerebko added 21. From wire reports

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WH equestrian wins Zone 4 Region 4 title CAMDEN — The Wilson Hall High School Equestrian Team won the 2012-2013 Interscholastic Equestrian Association High Point Zone 4 Region 4, which was held Saturday, February 23rd at the South Carolina Equine Park. The horse show had to be moved from Bridlestone in Sumter due to the rain and cold temperatures. Wilson Hall will advance to Zone 4 Finals March 22-24 in Ocala, Florida. Individual winners include Savannah Palm (Varsity Open Over Fences and On the Flat), Brooklyn Prescott (Varsity Intermediate Over Fences), Savannah Grace Stewart (Varsity Intermediate On the Flat), Wells Osteen (Junior Varsity Over Fences X-Rails and On the Flat), Audrey Ann Atkinson (Junior Varsity Beginner On the Flat). Osteen will compete as an individual rider at the Zone Finals in the Junior Varsity Over Fences X-Rails class.

South Carolina cornerback Jimmy Legree (15) intercepts a pass intended for Michigan wide receiver Drew Dileo (9) during the 2013 Outback Bowl. The Gamecocks will open the 2013 season against North Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 29.

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GAMECOCKS SWEEP ALBANY WITH 6-4 WIN

COLUMBIA— South Carolina will again open its football season on Thursday night. ESPN has decided to open its 2013 broadcast schedule by showing the Gamecocks’ game against North Carolina. The game is now scheduled for Aug. 29. When the Gamecocks originally announced their schedule months ago, the opener was set for Saturday, Aug. 31.

COLUMBIA — Fresh off a no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader, fifth ranked South Carolina stormed ahead in the nightcap with six runs in the first three innings on the way to a 6-4 victory over Albany to sweep a doubleheader and the series vs. the Great Danes. Carolina is now 5-1 on the year while the loss drops Albany to 0-5 for the season. South Carolina returns to action 4 p.m. today hosting Furman at Carolina Stadium.

CGA TO HOST NIGHT GOLF

The Christian Golfers’ Association will play host to the Shot In The Dark Scramble on Saturday, March 23, at Sunset Country Club. The first nine holes of the tournament will be played in the daylight with a 3 p.m. tee time. After dinner, which will be part of the entry fee, the final nine holes will be played in the moonlight, beginning approximately at 6:30. Golfers can bring flashlights if they would like. To register for the event, call Tom Winstead at (803) 773-2171 or (803) 983-3457 or Eddie Porter at (803) 565-4104.

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of golf, Matt Kuchar and his easy smile made the Match Play Championship look like a weekend game with his buddies. Kuchar kept momentum on his side with four birdies on the back nine, the last conceded on the 17th hole for a 2-and-1 victory.

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CLEMSON — Scott Firth pitched 8.0 scoreless innings and Clemson scored five two-out runs in the seventh inning in its 7-0 victory over Wright State on Sunday. Firth allowed just five hits (all singles), no runs, and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win. He was aided by Steven Duggar, who threw out two runners at the plate to save runs on outfield assists. Shane Kennedy and Jay Baum both had twoout hits that scored multiple runs in the seventh inning. The Tigers amassed seven hits in the contest despite totaling no hits in the first five innings.

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Former NFL player Ray Lewis, second from right, waves the green flag as Danica Patrick (10) and Jeff Gordon (24) lead the way at the start of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Disappointing finish, but Danica shows she belongs BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Enough with the snarky comments about Danica Patrick. Sure, she gets more attention than her accomplishments warrant because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty face competing in a male-dominated sport. Who knows if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever be a series champion because, quite frankly, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rare breed that climbs to the PATRICK top of any sport. Maybe sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destined to be a middle-of-thepack racer her entire career, someone who can be counted on for solid results and an occasional win. But, you know what? She deserves to be here.

That was evident for 199 laps at the Daytona 500 on Sunday, when she started from the pole, led a total of five laps and ran near the front for most of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great American Race.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;At these speeds, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very comfortable,â&#x20AC;? five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She held a great wheel. She was smooth and predictable. She was able to take advantage of the runs when she had them.â&#x20AC;? Then, the guy who had just won the sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest race for the second time doled out the ultimate compliment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was just a car on the track,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about it being Danica. She was just another car on the track that was fast.â&#x20AC;? Patrick finally looked like a NASCAR Cup rookie on her last trip around the 2½-mile oval.

DAYTONA from Page B1 went anywhere; anybody in the garage area, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wise to all that,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win came on the same day that Patrick, who became the first woman in history to start a Sprint Cup race from the pole, again made history as the first woman to lead laps in the Daytona 500. She ran inside the top 10 almost the entire race, kept pace with the field and never panicked on the track. Her only mistakes were on pit road, where she got beat on the race back to the track, and on the final lap, when she was running third but got snook-

ered by the veterans and faded to eighth. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to stick with Patrick for some time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would imagine pretty much anyone would be kicking themselves about what they coulda, shoulda have done to give themselves an opportunity to win,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I was feeling today, was uncertainty as to how I was going to accomplish that.â&#x20AC;? There were several multicar crashes, but no one was hurt and none of them approached the magnitude of the wreck that injured more than two dozen fans in the grandstand at the end of the second-tier Nation-

Suddenly, she was timid and unsure of herself. Running third when the white flag waved, she never gave herself a chance to challenge the two guys in front of her, Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. In fact, she appeared to be going in reverse, hung out going down the backstretch as five cars zoomed past her. She came across the line in eighth, a bit of a letdown to be sure. Surely, the people who tuned in only because of Danicamania were disappointed she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a more aggressive run for the win. Patience, everyone. This is a driver who cut her teeth racing sleek, open-wheel cars. She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figured out how to win in one of these bulky stock cars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be better next time,â&#x20AC;? Patrick vowed.

wide Series race on the same track a day earlier. Daytona International Speedway workers were up until 2 a.m repairing the fence that was damaged in the accident, and track officials offered Sunday morning to move any fans who felt uneasy sitting close to the track. Several drivers said the accident and concern for the fans stuck with them overnight and into Sunday morning, and Johnson was quick to send his thoughts from Victory Lane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to give a big shout-out to all the fans, and I also want to send my thoughts and prayers out to everybody that was injured in the grandstands,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said.

called the 2006 Daytona victory in Knausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; place. Ever since, Johnson has wanted to win another so Knaus would have a chance to celebrate winning â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great American Race.â&#x20AC;? The time came Sunday when Johnson won his second Daytona 500, forcing the intensely private Knaus to admit just how badly he wanted the win with his No. 48 team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you guys know, I eat, sleep and breathe 48,â&#x20AC;? Knaus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taken away from that race car, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sad. But when those guys were able to come down here and win the Daytona 500 in 2006 in my absence, I think that really solidified the strength of the 48 car. Was I here? No. Was I here in spirit? Most definitely. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been prouder of the group of guys we had there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But to finally be able to come down here and win, and be a part of this is definitely a huge dream come true.â&#x20AC;? It was a moment Knaus has been working toward his entire life. He has sacrificed plenty in his personal life to get here. With no wife and no kids, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not kidding when he says he devotes most of his time to Hendrick Motorsports and building championship race cars. He is not satisfied with what he and Johnson have accomplished since they were paired before Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 rookie season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that includes five Sprint Cup championships.

No amount of wins or titles has so far satisfied Knaus. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been two years since Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last title, and he went down to the wire with Brad Keselowski last season before bad breaks in the final two races gave Keselowski his first championship. So Knaus was relentless â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of course â&#x20AC;&#x201D; during offseason preparations. And he devoted a considerable amount of time to the Daytona 500, the first race for NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Gen-6 car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know we worked at least 35 days straight on the car that we raced in the Daytona 500,â&#x20AC;? Knaus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know I put in personally one day of 38 hours straight. I actually sent Jimmie a text, saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen 6:48 three times today and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to bed yet.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153; Knaus believes that drive is the difference between the No. 48 team and the competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think what we have above everybody else is the desire to go out and win races,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got 500 plus employees at Hendrick Motorsports. When they all want to go out and win races, you put guys like (Johnson) behind the seat, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see magic happen.â&#x20AC;? This Daytona 500 win comes at a time of change for Knaus, who is trying as hard as he can to have a life away from racing. He got engaged in December to longtime girlfriend Lisa Rockelmann, who understands when he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come home for 38 consecutive hours.

DAYTONA 500 RESULTS The Associated Press Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (9) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 125.7 rating, 47 points. 2. (19) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 105.7, 42. 3. (14) Mark Martin, Toyota, 200, 95.5, 41. 4. (15) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 97.3, 41. 5. (34) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 76.5, 40. 6. (5) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200, 106.6, 38. 7. (40) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 80.9, 0. 8. (1) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 200, 113.4, 37. 9. (38) Michael McDowell, Ford, 200, 70.3, 35. 10. (41) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 200, 59, 34. 11. (10) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200, 104, 34. 12. (28) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 80.4, 32. 13. (26) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 78, 31. 14. (35) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 101.5, 31. 15. (23) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 200, 78, 29. 16. (42) David Reutimann, Toyota, 200, 66.9, 28. 17. (30) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 200, 65.7, 27. 18. (24) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 200, 77.6, 26. 19. (21) Joey Logano, Ford, 200, 93.1, 26. 20. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 200, 91.2, 25. 21. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200, 74.7, 24. 22. (29) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 200, 55.2, 23. 23. (31) Scott Speed, Ford, 200, 56.2, 22.

24. (37) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200, 73.9, 20. 25. (43) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 199, 56.7, 20. 26. (39) Terry Labonte, Ford, 199, 40.4, 18. 27. (33) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 198, 38.7, 0. 28. (11) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 195, 60.5, 16. 29. (17) Casey Mears, Ford, 181, 37, 15. 30. (18) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, accident, 176, 74.3, 14. 31. (8) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 175, 63.5, 0. 32. (20) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 161, 32.2, 12. 33. (36) Carl Edwards, Ford, 159, 51.1, 11. 34. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, engine, 151, 87.5, 10. 35. (22) David Ragan, Ford, accident, 150, 42.8, 9. 36. (6) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 150, 59.5, 8. 37. (12) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, engine, 149, 104.7, 9. 38. (25) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 144, 30.8, 6. 39. (7) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 144, 45.6, 5. 40. (32) Josh Wise, Ford, accident, 137, 47.9, 4. 41. (13) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 118, 39.2, 3. 42. (3) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, accident, 47, 47.9, 2. 43. (27) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, engine, 42, 23.3, 0. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 159.250

mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 8 minutes, 23 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.129 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 28 among 14 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Gordon 1-31; J.Johnson 32-36; M.Kenseth 37-39; C.Bowyer 40; M.Kenseth 41-71; P.Menard 72; R.Newman 73-74; M.Waltrip 75; R.Newman 76; D. Hamlin 77-85; T.Kvapil 86; M.Waltrip 87-89; D.Patrick 90-91; D.Hamlin 92; M.Kenseth 93-126; D.Patrick 127-129; J.Logano 130131; M.Kenseth 132-149; D.Hamlin 150172; R.Smith 173; B.Keselowski 174-176; S.Speed 177-178; B.Keselowski 179-185; J.Johnson 186; B.Keselowski 187; J.Johnson 188; B.Keselowski 189-190; J.Johnson 191-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): M.Kenseth, 4 times for 86 laps; D.Hamlin, 3 times for 33 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 31 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 17 laps; B.Keselowski, 4 times for 13 laps; D. Patrick, 2 times for 5 laps; M.Waltrip, 2 times for 4 laps; R.Newman, 2 times for 3 laps; J.Logano, 1 time for 2 laps; S.Speed, 1 time for 2 laps; R.Smith, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; P.Menard, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 47; 2. D. Earnhardt Jr., 42; 3. M.Martin, 41; 4. Bra. Keselowski, 41; 5. R.Newman, 40; 6. G.Biffle, 38; 7. D.Patrick, 37; 8. M.McDowell, 35; 9. J.Yeley, 34; 10. C.Bowyer, 34; 11. R. Stenhouse Jr., 32; 12. A.Almirola, 31.

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JOHN S. DENNY MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Scoggins Denny, 84, husband of 62 years to Juanita â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nitaâ&#x20AC;? Hutchins Denny, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home in Manning. Born Aug. 31, 1928, in Augusta, Ga., he was a son of the late James William and Pearl Scoggins Denny. He attended the University of South Carolina and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. DENNY He taught radio at The Southeastern Signal School at Ft. Gordon, Ga.; he owned and operated the North Augusta Golf Driving Range; was commander of American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta in 1954; and had Strom Thurmond as the

guest speaker at the Christmas banquet after Thurmond was elected as a senator. He was a longtime member of 40 & 8. He went to work for Ralston Purina Co. in 1956, and resided in Latta, where he was a member of Dalcho Masonic Lodge. He moved to Manning in 1958 and was district sales manager with Purina, where he received many sales awards and achievements, until his retirement in 1985. He founded D&H BarBQue in 1973 and operated it until he sold it in 1985. He was a member of Manning United Methodist Church since 1958, where he served on the board and various committees, and was past president of the Margaret Jones Gamble Sunday School Class. He was president of the Manning Monarch Club from

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1968 to 1969 and had USC Basketball Coach Frank McGuire as the guest speaker at the annual athletic banquet. He was an avid golfer for 60 years, and a charter member of Clarendon Golf & Country Club, where he served two terms as president and was on the board of directors for nine years. He also had three holes-in-one, two at Clarendon and one at Santee Resort. He was a charter member of Laurence Manning Academy. He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, John S. Denny Jr. (Leslie) of Oceanside, Calif., Dr. James W. Denny II of Lexington, and Michael A. Denny of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Denny of Manning; a sister, Mary Clark Cole of High Point, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amanda Ann Denny Phythian

(Charles) of San Francisco, Calif.; a grandson, T.J. Davis of Lexington; a great-grandson, Arthur Miles Phythian of San Francisco; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James William Denny Jr. and Willis P. Denny. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Manning United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Shugart and the Rev. David Marcy officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Kirkpatrick, Bob Mattox, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil Ward, John Bost, John Milton Odom, David Cole Jr., Jim Cole and Alan Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 1054 Hickory Ridge Circle, Manning.

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BOBBY E. WESTON Sr. Bobby Eugene Weston Sr., 74, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his residence in Sumter. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Anderson and Pauline Haynesworth Weston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B6

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noon classes. We will work with president Jim Barker, university administrators and the appointed team to make the event a wonderful example of what Clemson University can do.â&#x20AC;? Clemson is coming off its first back-to-back, 10-win seasons since the early 1990s. Said Swinney: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a challenging sched-

SOLOMON from Page B1 Tampa after graduating from SHS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and joined the Hillsborough County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, spending most of his time running an outreach program focused on at-risk kids in the inner city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope that this is the beginning of something that will have a great and long legacy from him with the children in the community,â&#x20AC;? Richard Solomon said. In addition to naming the field after Solomon, Bill Noonan â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

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after someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death before naming facilities in their honor. Solomon died in February 2012. Immediately after changing the rule, the trustees unanimously renamed the field. Superintendent Randolph Bynum said the district also hopes to honor Solomonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family at a Sumter High home game next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work as a community person, and what he did with children is just as memorable, to me, as what he did on the field,â&#x20AC;? Bynum said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re honored that we got to take part in making this happen.â&#x20AC;?

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Can ‘Golden Boy’ make it in retrospective mode? BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH “Golden Boy” (10 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) becomes the latest television drama set in the New York Police Department. After airing tonight and March 5 in the “Vegas” slot, it will move to Fridays on March 8, right before “Blue Bloods,” taking the place of “CSI: NY.” Too bad we can’t collect a pension from just watching all of these NYC cop shows. “Boy” unfolds in a series of flashbacks, telling the story of how Walter Clark Jr. (Theo James) became the youngest police commissioner in the city’s history. Along the way, we discover that he wasn’t always the nicest guy. We watch the flashbacks knowing that some of his mentors (including partner Donald Owen, played by Chi McBride) will die along the way. We just don’t know how or when. I suspect that should keep us returning. It’s unclear how long any series can operate in retrospective mode. It seems better suited to a character-driven British series, limited to six or eight episodes. On the other hand, it has worked for “How I Met Your Mother” all these years! “Boy” suffers from

clunky visual gimmicks and some cop genre cliches. Does Owen have to complain that his retirement is right around the corner? Still, James is convincing as the lean and hungry young man. And it’s interesting to see how little his colleagues like or respect him on his rapid way up the ladder. • Speaking of character-driven British series, “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch appears in the BBC-HBO miniseries “Parade’s End” (9 p.m. and 10 p.m., HBO, TVMA). The gorgeously produced and flawlessly performed period piece will air in five hours over three nights. Aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Cumberbatch) chooses the wrong woman at the wrong time and suffers on an epic scale. Seduced on a train, Tietjens marries Sylvia (Rebecca Hall), fully aware that the child she’s bearing may not be his. Shameless and adulterous, Sylvia is eventually bowled over by her husband’s rectitude, but not before he has developed a strong, if entirely chaste, bond with a young suffragette, Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens). World War I breaks out and sends Tietjens to the trenches. Rumors of his wife’s adultery (and

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her many German connections) haunt Tietjens and destroy his reputation among the military high command and gossipy ruling class. Don’t go looking for “Downton Abbey.” In this modern tragedy, the many nasty characters get all the best lines, and the good ones often end up doing, and saying, nothing at all. “Parade’s End” is based on a novel by Ford Madox Ford and adapted for the screen by Tom Stoppard. • Also debuting tonight: “Robot Combat League” (10 p.m., Syfy) and “Armed & Ready” (10 p.m., Travel), about a thrill seeker, Michael Connolly, born without legs.

Tonight’s Other Highlights • Familiar cable stars appear on “Celebrity Wife Swap” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). • The cast of “My Name Is Earl” cameo on “Raising Hope” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • The offal truth on “The Taste” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14). • Skye’s warning goes unheeded on “Cult” (9 p.m., CW, TV-14). • A wedding to forget on “The Lying Game” (9 p.m., ABC Family, TV14). • Seth Rogen guest-

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stars on “The Mindy Project” (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • Peter pushes Julia to work harder on “Smash” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • Megan must stay mum to save Lacey on “Body of Proof” (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14). • The search for Drew reaches a dangerous stage on “Justified” (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA).

Cult Choice While in Europe, an American businessman (Walter Huston) loses his social-climbing wife to shallow aristocrats in the 1936 adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel “Dodsworth” (8 p.m, TCM).

Series Notes Two men and a body on “NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) * Avoiding the obvious on “Hart of Dixie” (8 p.m., CW, TVPG) * The Afghan war comes home on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) * Lords of the ring on “Go On” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) * The big score on “New Girl”

(9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * A chance of showers on “The New Normal” (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

Late Night Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson are booked on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (11 p.m., Comedy Central) * Kevin Nealon and Nicholas Hoult appear on “Conan” (11 p.m., TBS) * Jordana Brewster, Greg Fitzsimmons, Sarah Colonna and Ross Mathews are booked on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!) * Joan Rivers and Kendrick Lamar are on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Colin Farrell, Joey King and Boz Scaggs on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Terrence Howard, the cast of “Duck Dynasty” and Morrissey are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 p.m., ABC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Sharon Osbourne on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2013, United Feature Syndicate

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CHARLES E. HALEY Jr. ELLOREE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Charles Edwin â&#x20AC;&#x153;C.E.â&#x20AC;? Haley Jr., 52, formerly of Manning, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland hospital. Born May 31, 1960, in Manning, he was a son of Charles Edwin Sr. and Cecile Morris Haley. He was a commercial conHALEY struction worker and he was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents of Elloree; a sister, Angela Haley Wilkes (B.G.) of Manning; two nieces, Cissy Wilkes of Manning and Cassie Geddings (Corey) of Elloree; three nephews, Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scooterâ&#x20AC;? Wilkes (Crystal) of Douglas, Wy., Beau Wilkes (Ashley) of Charlotte, N.C., and Shawn Dantzler (Sylvia) of Elloree; a great-niece, Gabriella Wilkes; two great-nephews, Keller Dantzler and Marshall Geddings; a number of close friends; and a special person, Tiffany. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Haley Dantzler. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Turner and the Rev. David Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in Clarendon Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bubba Inabinet, Kenneth Hatfield, Scooter Wilkes, Beau Wilkes, Shawn Dantzler and Corey Geddings. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Pelfrey, Andrew Hodge, Jay Jenkins, Josh Rogers and Kenny Pritchard. Visitation will be at the home of his parents, 610 Hampton St., Elloree. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210, or to a charity of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org WALLACE M. POWERS OLANTA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wallace M. Powers, 73, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in his home after a long illness. Mr. Powers was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Barbour County, Ala., a son of the late James Monroe and Annie Lee Smith Powers, and husband of Jerry Belle Powell Powers. Mr. Powers was raised in Blue Springs, Ala. After his schooling, he left for Chicago, where he worked for a major local railroad company. After many years, he moved to Sumter, where he worked for Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soup, then for Cooper Tools, where he worked for more than 25 years as a production line employee. Mr. Powers had proudly served in the United States Army, specifically serving with the famed special forces group, the Airborne Rangers. Mr. Powers was a friendly, outgoing and personable fellow who liked telling jokes, playing pranks and spend-

ing time with his friends and family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time, along with football, reading and following the NASCAR circuit, as well. Mr. Powers was a hard-working, dedicated family man who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Mr. Powersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surviving family includes his wife, Jerry P. Powers of the home; his stepson, Raymond Powell (Teresa) of Florence; his two stepgrandchildren, Christian Powell and Lily Powell, both of Florence; his three siblings, Ann Phillips of Sumter, Edward Lamar Powers (Susan) of Eufaula, Ala., and James Eugene Powers of Abbeville, Ala.; his nephew, Henry Williams â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sidâ&#x20AC;? Phillips of Sumter; his niece, Suzanne Brooks of Sumter; his grandniece, Catherine POWERS Ann Brooks of Sumter; and his godson, Willie R. Branch of Columbia. Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his son, Raymond Powers; his grandson, Joseph R. Powell; and his four siblings, James Coleman Powers, Morrell Powers, Jewell Williams and Myrtle Lois Powers. The family of Mr. Powers will have calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services for Mr. Powers will be held at noon Wednesday in the Keels Brockington Memorial Funeral Chapel of Brockington Funeral Home. Burial and committal services will follow the funeral in Evergreen Memorial Park in Sumter. Brockington Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH W. LINNEKEN MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joseph William Linneken, 80, husband of Margery Lloyd â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cookieâ&#x20AC;? Linneken, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his home in Manning. Born April 12, 1932, in Portland, Maine, he was a son of the late Ralph Vernon and Marion Farr Linneken. He served and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 20 years of service. He served in China, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, Korea, Vietnam and the Mediterranean. Serving in the United States, he was a recruiter in Rochester, N.Y., and a drill instructor at Parris Island. Upon his retirement, he joined Howard Johnson Co. as a restaurant manager, starting a new career that progressed in the hospitality industry. He was promoted to

general manager of restaurants and hotels, earning a CHA in the industry, and also president of a hotel holding company. He worked for Howard Johnson, Holiday Inns, Days Inn and Ramada Hotels in Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. He became a private consultant for the industry, using his experience and expertise in the field. He accepted Christ while in the military. He was a member of the DAV, a member of Manning First Baptist LINNEKEN Church, where he served as a deacon, and a member of the Kimbrough Johnson Sunday School Class. He was known for his compassion for his fellow man. In addition to his wife of many years, Margery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cookie,â&#x20AC;? he is survived by his son, Kelby Joseph Linneken of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Deryla Muriel McCarthy of Cleveland, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Stephanie Sue Hargett (Frank) of Sarasota, Fla.; two great-grandsons, Jackson McCarthy Hargett and Symeon Joseph Hargett; a great-granddaughter, Delaney True Hargett of Sarasota; three sisters, Elva Cimellaro (Peter) of Smyrna Beach, Fla., Charlotte Perham (Floyd) of Bridgeton, Maine, and Norma Killinger (Peter) of Portland, Maine; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Joyce and Cora Dobson. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Manning First Baptist Church with the Rev. Nick Erickson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Kimbrough Johnson Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

DAVID ALLEN WARD David Allen Ward, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 4352179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

ESSIE B. SANDERS Essie Bosier Sanders, of 624 S. Main St., entered eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center. She was born March 2, 1922. Funeral plans will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter. MARIE D. POLITE Marie Davis Polite entered eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center. Born Dec. 3, 1930, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Purdy Jr. and Grace Davis. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her daughter, Shirley Babcock, 861 Carolina Ave., Apartment 2. Funeral plans will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter. FREDIE BRACY Fredie Bracy, 84, son of the late Emma Dwyer and husband of Sallie Word Bracy, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center. The family is receiving friends at 640 Bowen Drive. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter. CREOLA T. RICHARDSON Creola Tomlin Richardson, 92, daughter of the late Asberry and Hannah English Tomlin, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at her residence. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2895 Drake St.. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter. MOSES SMITH Moses Smith, 92, husband of Ida Mae Lawson Smith, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his residence. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 905 ½ Bartlette St. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter. JEREMIAH GRANT Sr. Jeremiah Grant Sr. was born Jan. 2, 1939, to the late Deacon William and Willie Mae Grant. He departed this life on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, and was a graduate of Ebenezer High School Class of 1959. Jeremiah was employed at Nu-Idea, Georgia Pacific, and

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officiating, assisted by the Rev. Sammie Simmons, Dr. D.L. Grant and the Rev. E.L. Sanders. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 3760 McCrays Mill Road. Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

JULIA C. WARING Julia Chris Waring, 80, widow of Oscar Waring, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Geneva McFadden Hampton. The family will receive friends at the residence, 218 Red & White St. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter. BARBARA COLEMAN Barbara Coleman departed her earthly journey on Feb. 20, 2013, in Kings County, N.Y. She was born April 6, 1951, to the late Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;BCâ&#x20AC;? and Dorothy Montgomery Coleman. The family is receiving friends at the home, 312 Manning Ave. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service Inc., 623 Manning Ave. BERNICE SIMON Bernice Simon, 61, widow of Joe Kennedy, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Karo and Marie McDuffie Simon. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1031 E. Sherwood Drive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter. VIVIAN PRINGLE Vivian Pringle, age 68, died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES Persons having claim against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to ile their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Sumter County Courthouse, N. Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the irst publication of this Notice to Creditors, (unless previously barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to heir claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate:

Phoebe Lou Sweatte

#2013ES4300107 Personal Representative Lou Ella Holliday C/O Dwight C Moore Attorney At Law 26 North Main Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Bonnie Savage

#2013ES4300069 Personal Representative Henry Russell Savage PO Box 8702 Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657

Estate:

Sidney B Jackson

#2013ES4300111 Personal Representative Carol W. Marshall 1800 Pinewood Road Sumter, SC 29154

Estate:

Pauline C. Griffin

#2013ES4300085 Personal Representative Robert "Rhett" T Davis, IV 6004 Gladstone Court Matthews, NC 28104

Estate:

James E. McLeod

#2013ES4300077 Personal Representative William D. McLeod 425 Pritchard Lane Sumter, SC 29150

Estate:

Sylvia M. Mims

#2013ES4300072 Personal Representative William Mims Jr 1945 Trinity Road Lynchburg, SC 29080

Estate:

Frank Roger Conte, Jr.

#2013ES4300102 Personal Representative Michael Allen Conte C/O Jesse Near Attorney At Law 140 Gibson Road Lexington, SC 29072

Estate:

Katherine Delorme Shoffstall

#2013ES4300106 Personal Representative Frances D. Clement 1549 Longview Road Mt. Pleasant SC 29464

Estate:

Robert Glenmore Sharp

#2013ES4300097 Personal Representative Elise S. Moore PO Box 998 Sumter, SC 29151

Estate:

Marian T. Carey

#2013ES4300076 Personal Representative Donald F. Spivey 1003 Church Street Camden, SC 29020

Estate:

Charles Leroy Hetrick

#2013ES4300091 Personal Representative Robert Leroy Hetrick 6010 Dunsley Drive Katy, TX 77449

Estate:

Estate Notice Sumter County

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TO: DEFENDANT ROBERT WELLS

BOA-13-04, 710 S. Pike West (City)

Persons having claim against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to ile their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Sumter County Courthouse, N. Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the irst publication of this Notice to Creditors, (unless previously barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to heir claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate:

Richard T. Burkett

#2013ES4300084 Personal Representative Melissa R. Croft C/O Patrick Killen Attorney At Law 28 North main Street Sumter, SC 29150

Estate:

Wayne Jolly

#2013ES4300087 Personal Representative Camille Jolly 526 Godwin Road Sumter, SC 29153

Lucius Keels Farmer

#2013ES4300099 Personal Representative Dena Watt Farmer 1405 Florence Hwy Sumter, SC 29153

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Patricia Shaw

#2013ES4300066 Personal Representative: Bobby Shaw 24 Ashley Street Sumter, SC 29150

Estate:

Constance D. Hurley

#2013ES4300079 Personal Representative John D. Hurley 1295 Pleasant Grove Road Lynchburg, SC 29080

Estate:

Warren B. Padgett

#2013ES4300105 Personal Representative Bryan W. Padgett 831 Westfield Court Sumter, SC 29154

Estate:

Anna Bolich

#2013ES4300064 Personal Representative: Pete Watcher C/O J Cabot Seth PO Box 1268 Sumter, SC 29151

Estate:

Marguerite R McCain

#2013ES4300074 Personal Representative Carol Stone-Taylor C/O Larry C Weston Attorney At Law PO Box 1571 Sumter, SC 29151

Estate:

Emma D. Portee

#2013ES4300108 Personal Representative Ronnie E. Porter 2895 September Drive Sumter, SC 29154

Estate:

Harry Augustus Davis, Jr.

#2013ES4300075 Personal Representative Pamela T. Davis 860 Detyens Road Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Estate:

James Titus

#2013ES4300098 Personal Representative Patricia Titus 1090 McKeiver Road Sumter, SC 29153

Estate: Robert Donald Johnson #2013ES4300067 Personal Representative Roberta W Johnson 7 Crescent Avenue Sumter, SC 29150

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Mark Allen Schaaf

#2013ES4300086 Personal Representative: David D. Schaaf 6025 W Warren Place Lakewood, Colorado 80227

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Persons having claim against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to ile their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Sumter County Courthouse, N. Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the irst publication of this Notice to Creditors, (unless previously barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to heir claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate:

Carroll Spivey Rowell #2013ES4300090 Personal Representative Carlotte Eve Rowell and William Carroll Rowell C/O Jack W. Erter, Jr. Attorney At Law 126 North Main Street Sumter, SC 29150

Estate:

Clarence Lester Player, III

#2013ES4300096 Personal Representative Michelle W. Player 23 Conyers Street Sumter, SC 29150

Estate:

Marion Pinckney

#2013ES4300103 Personal Representative Dorothy M. P. Baker 31 Paperbark Ct Columbia, SC 29209

Estate: Newton Alonzo Tennies #2013ES4300088 Personal Representative Patrick L. Richmond 6165 Drycreek Drive Wedgefield, SC 29168

Estate:

Mamie McElveen

#2013ES4300065 Personal Representative: Bobbie Jean McElveen 1055 Lords Trailer Road Lynchburg, SC 29080

Estate:

John H. Thames, Sr.

#2013ES4300103 Personal Representative John H. Thames, Jr. 204 Clarkson Street Eastover, SC 29044

Estate:

Glenn D. Reynolds

#2013ES4300100 Personal Representative Clyde E. Hudson 3340 Nazarene Church Road Sumter, SC 29154

Estate:

Elizabeth Gary

#2013ES4300070 Personal Representative Barbara Gary-Sims 113 Perkins Avenue Sumter, SC 29150

Estate: Albert Joseph Drnjevic #2013ES4300101 Personal Representative Donald L. Stichler 2250 Vista Valley Lane Vista, CA 92084

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NOTICE IS HERBY PROVIDED TO: Frank Holmes, a/k/a Frank Holmes, Jr.; the heirs of Frank Holmes, a/k/a Frank Holmes, Jr.;Charles "Charlie" Holmes; the heirs of Charles "Charlie Holmes; Johnnie Smith; the heirs of Johnnie Smith; Maggie Smith; the heirs of Maggie Smith; Ashby Holmes; the heirs of Ashby Holmes; the heirs of Rosa Lee Carroll;the heirs of Christina Holmes, a/k/a Christiana Holmes, a/k/a Christana Holmes, a/k/a Christanna Holmes; and any persons claiming an interest in the property known as 1288 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC, TMS #230-12-02-001 1. The Sumter County Public Officer charged with determining whether dwellings are fit for habitation has preliminarily determined that the property located at: 1288 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC , bearing Sumter County tax parcel number 230-12-02-001, has the following defects which make the property uninhabitable: a) exterior walls open; b) damage to structural components; c) no heating, ventilation or air conditioning; and d) no working plumbing of any kind. 2. The following additional preliminary determination has been made. The unsafe dwelling must be demolished within 60 days of the date of the hearing set forth herein. 3. There is a hearing scheduled before the Public Officer at 10:00 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the office of the Sumter City-County Building Inspections Department, 12 West Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150. All parties with an interest in the property have the right to file an answer to the Complaint and to appear in person or otherwise and to give testimony at the hearing. The rules of evidence prevailing in the courts of law or equity shall not be controlling in hearings before the public officer. 4. A full explanation of the rights and responsibilities of the parties and the possible consequences of these procedures can be found in Sections 31-15-310 through 31-15-400, Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) and Sections 22-125 through 22-135, Sumter County Code of Ordinances,. H. J. "Butch" Avins Public Officer Sumter City/County Inspections Department 12 West Liberty Street Sumter, SC 29150

Notice American Storage March 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm or thereafter 4194 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29154 1) Nedith Woods - Christmas Items, boxes 2) Lashawnda Brunson - Mattresses

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Michael Woodrow Baird, Jr

#2013ES4300094 Personal Representative Sharon Hudson Baird C/O William Buxton Attorney At Law PO Box 3220 Sumter, SC 29151

SUMMONS IN THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT CASE NO. 2012-CV-14-101-01173 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLARENDON Lake Marion Motors, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Robert Wells and United Automobile Insurance Company, Defendants.

Harriett Lemieux

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YOU ARE SUMMONED and required to answer the allegations of the attached Complaint and present any appropriate counterclaims/ crossclaims to the attached Complaint within thirty (30) days from the first day after receipt of this Summons. Your answer must be received by the Clarendon County Magistrate located at 102 South Mill Street, Manning, South Carolina 29102. You must also serve a copy of your Answer to this Complaint upon the Plaintiff by mailing the same to Gundling Law Firm, Post Office Drawer 2547, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585. If you fail to answer the Complaint, judgment by default could be rendered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint.

The applicant is requesting a variance of 21 feet from the required rear yard setback requirement of 35 feet per Article 3, Section 3.h.5.b of the City of Sumter Zoning Ordinance in order to build an addition to their business. The property is located at 710 S. Pike West and is represented by Tax Map #230-16-02-032. Documents pertaining to the proposed request(s) are on file in the Office of the Sumter City-County Planning Department and are available to be inspected and studied by interested citizens. Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Mayor

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Attorney for Plaintiff Post Office Drawer 2547 239 Business Center Drive Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 J. Austin Thomas Telephone (843) 237-3400 Facsimile (843) 237-0270

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

Public Hearing NOTICE OF SUMTER BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING The Sumter City-County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Planning Department's Conference Room located in the Liberty Center (12 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, South Carolina). The following request is scheduled for public hearing: BOA-13-02, 1 Aubrey Circle (County) The applicant is requesting a variance of an additional 1,525 sq. ft. for his lot from the maximum sq. ft. allowed (1,675 sq. ft.) for accessory structures per Article 4, Exhibit 8A. The property is located at 1 Aubrey Circle and is represented by Tax Map #202-03-02-001. Documents pertaining to the proposed request(s) are on file in the Office of the Sumter City-County Planning Department and are available to be inspected and studied by interested citizens.

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to ile their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Clarendon County, the address of which is 411 Sunset Drive - Suite 1304 on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the irst publication of this Notice to Creditors (unless barred by opertion of Secion 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate:[fb]

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Roberta Rhames #2013ES1400017 Personal Representative: Keaira Rhames P.O. BOX 681 Summerton, SC 29102

SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Eugene Baten, Chairman Mary Blanding, Clerk

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Announcements

The Sumter City-County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Planning Department's Conference Room located at 12 W. Liberty Street (Liberty Center), Sumter, South Carolina. The following requests are scheduled for public hearing:

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The applicant is requesting a variance from the required rear yard setback requirement of 50 feet per Article 3, Section 3.i.5.b to allow a 15 foot rear setback, a variance of two parking spaces from the number of required 8 parking spaces per Article 8, Exhibit 23 and a variance of 5 feet from the front yard setback requirement of 10 feet for a freestanding sign per Article 8, Exhibit 19 of the City of Sumter Zoning Ordinance. The property is located at 722 Bultman Dr. and is represented by Tax Map #204-05-03-058.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

Micro-management wears thin on wife at home

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EAR ABBY — clean the stove, etc. “Harold” and I If I address it when it happens, he becomes have been marnasty. I have tried discussried for more than 20 years and have three chil- ing his overall change in attitude, but he says I am dren. We are both college “imagining” it. If I ignore graduates and held midhis “suggestions,” it dle-management results in angry outjobs until recentbursts. ly. Two years ago, I don’t know Harold was ofhow to get through fered a temporary to him that I’m the job in an exotic same competent location in anindividual I was beother country. Abigail fore we made this We jumped at the VAN BUREN change and that I chance. I can’t do not need microwork due to the managing. regulations here, JUST ABOUT HAD IT but the money is good. Now that I’m not workDEAR JUST ABOUT ing, Harold suddenly beHAD IT — Your husband lieves he has the right to may be stressed in his tell me what to do, how to new job and no longer manage activities, how to feel in control, which is care for the children, etc. why he is attempting to When we explore our host control you. Or, because country, he loses his temhe is now the sole wage per if I take a photo of something he has already earner, he may feel “entitled” to dictate your every photographed. At Halloween, we invit- move. If you are now lived some local friends over ing in a male-dominated to share the American tra- culture where women have no rights, his thinkdition of pumpkin carving may be influenced by ing. He literally took the the men around him. knife out of my hand and If marriage counseling shouldered me out of the is available, I urge you to way so he could do it. get some. If that’s not posThese are just two exsible, perhaps a long vacaamples, but the scrutiny is tion for you and the childaily and relentless. I am dren with your family instructed how to do the would defuse the tension. laundry, wash dishes,

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February 26, 2013  
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