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BY BRADEN BUNCH Whether to launch a full investigation into the testing practices at Sumter High School remains under consideration by the State Law Enforcement Division, a spokesman with the department said Thursday. “There’s nothing new (regarding the investigation) with Sumter High. It is still under consideration,” said Thom Berry, spokesman for SLED. It has now been five weeks since the South Carolina Department of Education requested SLED launch a criminal investigation into the local high school for its testing conditions and practices during the annual High School Assessment Program exam conducted in April. This request came after the state education office investigated the local campus during the testing themselves and, according to its report, found several testing violations. Included in their findings, education department officials said they found testing materials not being secured properly at the campus, as well as evidence that teachers and testing administrators were not provided materials for adequate review and training, and an overall poor testing environment for students. Sterling Harris, principal at Sumter High, responded to the report with a letter in which he both denied some of the alleged violations occurred and also questioned the motivations for the investigation. As part of its request, the education department has asked SLED, if possible, to complete the investigation within three months, meaning the report could be finished before the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. According to state law, anyone found guilty of violating mandated procedures faces not only misdemeanor



U.S. AFCENT gets new commander in Shaw ceremony


ABOVE: From left, U.S. Central Command Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III salutes the color guard alongside outgoing AFCENT commander Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, center, and Goldfein’s successor, Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III, on Thursday. Hesterman formally took command of AFCENT on Thursday at Shaw Air Force Base before he takes up his post at an air base in the Middle East. TOP LEFT: The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is held in presentation during the ceremony at Shaw. U.S. AFCENT airmen came together to welcome their new commander.

Lt. Gen. Hesterman will now oversee Middle East, Central Asia operations BY BRISTOW MARCHANT Shaw Air Force Base has seen a procession of new faces march into high-ranking positions recently. Since the end of May, both the 9th Air Force and the Third Army/Army Central have welcomed new commanding officers, changing the top commanders of both the Army and Air Force components of Shaw in the span of a month. On Thursday, airmen mustered in an air hangar at the base for another change of command ceremony, this time joined by the commanding general of U.S. Central Command and a delegation of military officers from Middle Eastern nations, for the installation of a new commander of U.S. Air Forces Central, or AFCENT.

Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III took up the command flag from Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, and in the process accepted responsibility for air operations throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. The 30-year Air Force veteran previously served as AFCENT’s deputy commander from 2010 to 2011, along with deployments to Germany, England and Korea. He comes to the AFCENT job after serving for the previous two years at the Pentagon. Hesterman was handed command of AFCENT by Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of the Central Command area Hesterman will now serve. Austin praised Hesterman as an “incredibly capable pilot and war fighter” who was taking SEE CEREMONY, PAGE A7


Clarendon courthouse harbors surprises for architectural firm BY SHARRON HALEY


Animals have been calling the attic of the Courthouse home for quite some time, seen above left, while roof patches show where moisture has been seeping into the Clarendon County Courthouse roof and attic.


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chitectural firm hired to oversee the extensive project. “The trusses over the courtroom had damage from moisture and termites,” Tate said at Tuesday’s council meeting. “We’ll have to do some shoring to support the rafters and take the load off the trusses. That’s why the courthouse was vacated earlier than expected.”

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Sumter teen arrested for stealing street signs BY SHARRON HALEY MANNING — A Sumter teenager told authorities boredom led him and a couple of friends to steal 16 road signs in Clarendon County and at least two signs in the Sumter area, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew Black Turbeville, 17, of Canvasback Cove, was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. Sumter deputies assisted Clarendon County Investigator Donnie Drose with his arrest. Turbeville was transported to Clarendon County Detention Center and was released later in the day on a $2,500 person-


Stealing traffic control signs such as stop signs and yield signs are felony offenses, Drose said. Madaline Braxton, who creates the signs in Clarendon County, said the stealing of signs has been a problem ever since Clarendon County started the 911 system in the late 2000s. “One sign has been stolen 27 times,” Braxton said. “Another sign has been stolen at least 14 times.” The cost of the signs ranges from about $100 to more than $200 based on the length of the sign. “It’s a constant battle for us,” Braxton said. “We put up a sign on Thursday, and by the time we get back to work

on Monday, the sign is gone.” Clarendon County Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said the theft of signs has the potential for endangering lives. “We don’t have GPS on our fire trucks,” Richbourg said. “If we did have GPS, it doesn’t include all the smaller roads we have here in Clarendon County. Our firefighters rely on the map book the county printed years ago to find roads.” Richbourg said volunteer firefighters at times have to pull off the road to locate roads when they aren’t familiar with the area. “Stealing signs is extremely dangerous,” she added. “It could amount to life and death. Just a minute or two

can turn a minor fire into a major blaze. When our volunteer first responders can’t find the location of a heart attack victim, that’s life or death.” Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett echoes Richbourg’s comments. “Every agency has turnover with new employees learning areas of the county,” Garrett said. “They need those signs to get to unfamiliar locations.” Garrett said too often it’s young people who are stealing the signs. “They don’t know the impact it has when signs are gone,” the sheriff added. “They think it’s fun. It’s a game. They don’t realize that they are playing with people’s lives.”


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Haley, Sheheen raise $1.2M in last quarter COLUMBIA — Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen out-raised Gov. Nikki Haley in the quarter since he officially launched his second bid for governor, but Haley’s war chest for the expected rematch is still $1.9 million deeper. Donors gave $619,218 in cash and in-kind contributions to Haley between April 1 and July 10, while Sheheen received $611,314 between April 10 and June 30. Non-cash assistance accounted for $26,200 of Haley’s donations and $4,600 of Sheheen’s, according to campaign disclosure reports filed late Wednesday. Sheheen received $44,000 more than Haley in the second quarter after subtracting donations she reported coming in after its June 30 cutoff. State Democratic Party spokeswoman Kristin Sosanie accused Haley’s team of skewing the facts to make her numbers appear larger, and noted Sheheen’s collections span less than three months.


al recognizance bond. “He told us that he and his friends got bored while they were at the lake and decided to steal the signs,” Drose said Thursday morning. Drose said the suspect would not give authorities the names of his friends who assisted in the thefts. TURBEVILLE Drose said officers reported finding 18 signs in the suspect’s bedroom with many of them hanging on the walls. Turbeville was charged with grand larceny because the cost to replace the signs that were stolen amounted to more than $3,000, he noted.


Information was incomplete in a photo caption in Wednesday’s edition. Shaw chaplain reservist, Chaplain Capt. Michelle Law-Gordon, is searching for anyone who is a military ID card holder, ranging from vocalists to instrumentalists, who are interested in participating in a choir program dedicated to Christian and contemporary music. The choir practices every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and normally lasts about an hour at the Friendship Chapel on Shaw. If you are interested in joining the choir, contact the chapel at (803) 8951106 or stop by any time during practice.

BY ROBERT J. BAKER Sumer C. Jarvis will never forget the day last July when three men entered a finance company on Miller Road, pointed a gun at her and another co-worker and ordered them to get on the floor. “I still think about it a lot,” she said Thursday afternoon at the Sumter Judicial Center shortly after those three men and a getaway driver pleaded guilty SADDLER to common law robbery before 3rd Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young. Xavier O. Wells and William Saddler, J. HERIOT both 20; Jerel Heriot, 21; and Terrence J. Heriot, 24, were initially charged with armed robbery and criminal T. HERIOT conspiracy. Wells, Saddler and the younger Heriot were also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the incident, which happened July 30, 2012, after the three men entered the business and demanded two cash drawers holding about $520, according to 3rd Circuit Assistant Solicitor Edgar R. Donnald. Terrence J. Heriot was additionally charged with failure to stop for a blue light and for driving the suspects’ getaway car.


Xavier O. Wells, 20, described by 3rd Circuit Assistant Solicitor Edgar R. Donnald on Thursday as the “ringleader” of an armed robbery at a Miller Road business in July 2012, was sentenced to two 15-year concurrent prison terms for his role in that incident.

“They came around the corner, put me and my coworker on the floor and rummaged through all the

drawers for money,” Jarvis told The Item in 2012. “They walked in and didn’t say a word, just pointed a gun at

us. I don’t think it was their first time.” It was not the first time for Wells, whom Donnald called the “ringleader” of the 2012 incident. He was also charged with the Sept. 4, 2010, robbery of a woman living in a home on South Salem Street. “In that incident, he took currency, a cellphone and a Tom-tom GPS unit,” Donnald told Young. Wells received two 15year prison sentences Thursday, to be served concurrently, for common law robbery. His co-defendants each received 12 years. They will all have to serve 65 percent of their sentences. Each was given credit for time served at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center since their arrests last year. Jerel Heriot, who was injured during the robbery, had most recently been denied bond in October 2012. He was shot in the buttocks by Jarvis’ co-worker, a concealed weapons permit holder, who followed the suspects to the back door of the business as they left and fired twice. All suspects but Wells were arrested when the younger Heriot went to Clarendon Memorial Hospital for medical attention. “I’m sure he would have had a hard time explaining that to anyone,” Young said Thursday. Wells was later located in North Carolina in September and brought back to Sumter. Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.

Chase ends in confiscation of $31,500 in marijuana FROM STAFF REPORTS A Sumter man is in jail after deputies were led on a chase that ended with the confiscation of about $31,500 worth of marijuana. Marcus Rhodes, 23, of 37 Brand St., was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession with intent to dis-

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Courtland Geovontae Lesane, 20, of 1050 Porter St., was arrested July 4 and charged with financial transaction card fraud and financial transaction card theft. Lesane reportedly stole a card on April 13. Detondra Carmeshia Cooper, 27, of 17 Wallace St., was arrested Tuesday and charged with driving under suspension, sixth offense, and being a habitual traffic offender. At 1:23 p.m., Cooper was reportedly stopped for an expired tag at the intersection of Pike Road and Main Street. Charles Henry Jennings, 37, of 1230 Morehead Place, Apt. 206, was arrested Tuesday and charged with driving under suspension, second offense. Jennings was reportedly stopped at a police checkpoint on North Guignard Drive and Coral Way at 11:31 p.m.

denied being injured and declined medical treatment. A 20-year-old man reportedly punched his mother, sister and pregnant girlfriend at a home in the 800 block of Pitts Road at 10:23 p.m. Monday, then ran through a glass door. The man told law enforcement his mother had a knife. He was transported by EMS for treatment.





At 7:46 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to a house fire in the 4900 block of Cane Savannah Road in Wedgefield. Upon arrival, they found a 2,000-square-foot home fully involved, causing a total loss of the structure and its contents valued at $35,000. The cause of the fire could not immediately be determined. At 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a green garbage can was reportedly set on fire In the 100 block of Armstrong Boulevard. EMS CALLS:

On Wednesday, the Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 49 calls. Forty were medical calls, one was a motor vehicle wreck, and eight were listed as “other trauma.�

Medicaid agency gets ready for health care law questions COLUMBIA (AP) — next year, most U.S. citiSouth Carolina’s Medic- zens and legal residents aid agency is ramping obtain coverage or pay up its call center in exa penalty. Benefits expectation of a surge of changes will debut in questions about the October, enabling resifederal dents to go health care online to WANT MORE? law. compare Deputy 2014 coverLatest health law fight: Director Battle of mandates / A5 age terms John Supra and prices said the and then use agency began increassubsidies, if they qualiing its hours July 1 and fy, to buy a policy. the agency is hiring in South Carolina is not preparation of a full running an exchange, ramp-up in October, leaving that responsiwhen people can begin bility to the federal govbuying health insurernment. And unlike ance through online other states, it’s also not marketplaces called ex- marketing the health changes. care law. The call center for But officials want to Medicaid beneficiaries answer residents’ queswill be able to handle tions that are sure to 50 percent more calls, come. Supra said. “We expect people to The health care over- have questions about haul passed by Conwhat they’re eligible for gress in March 2010 and what it means for mandates that, starting them,� Supra said.

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The Sumter County Democratic Party has initiated a school supply drive for teachers in Sumter School District, saying they hope the effort will help offset some of the out-ofpocket expenses for teachers in the coming school year. Local party chairman Allen Bailey said while all school supplies are being accepted during the drive, the focus for the effort will be on collecting copy paper, with the group hoping to deliver at least two cases of paper to each school in the district. “We wanted to do something for the public schools that would directly and positively impact students and teachers,� Bailey said. “We contacted the Sumter School District to get a list of supplies that are needed most, and it was discovered that teachers often spend their own money purchasing copy paper due to shortages.� Donations will be collected at the party’s monthly breakfast meetings, as well as at several locations throughout Sumter, Bailey said. These locations include: CA Harler Trophy Shop, 703 Bultman Drive; Sen. Thomas McElveen’s law office at the Bryan Law Firm, 17 E. Calhoun St.; Rep. David Weeks Law Office, 35 S. Sumter St.; Sumter Cut Rate, 32 S. Main St.; MR Enterprises, 250 Broad St.; Sumter First Steps, 112 Broad St.; Palmetto Subs, 15 Wesmark Blvd.; and Busters, 1102 Broad St. Bailey said both Palmetto Subs and Busters are also offering dinner and drink specials to people who come in with donations. The chairman said the party hopes to distribute the donated supplies before the beginning of the school year in August. For more information on how to provide supplies, contact Sumter County Democratic Party chairman Allen Bailey at (803) 3161976 or via email at abailey51972@gmail. com.







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Battle of mandates for health law WASHINGTON (AP) — If businesses get an extra year to meet a new health care mandate, why not everybody else? Republicans, seizing on the White House delay for employers, are demanding that the Obama administration give individual Americans an equal break. But the White House says that’s just a thinly disguised gambit for dismantling the entire health care overhaul. What to believe? “If businesses can get relief from Obamacare, the rest of America ought to be able to get relief as well,� declared House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. “A delay in the individual mandate is repeal by another name,� responds White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri. It’s a political attempt to sabotage health care for the uninsured. The battle of the mandates is the latest clash in the long-running political fight over health care — a fight that’s far from over. Under President Obama’s big overhaul, most people will be required to have insurance starting Jan. 1, and larger businesses were supposed to offer affordable health care to their employees who average 30 hours of work a week. Here are some questions and answers in the aftermath of the administration’s sudden delay of the employer mandate: Q: SO WHAT ARE THE LAW’S MANDATES?

A: One is for individuals and another for employers. The individual requirement takes effect in 2014; the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015. Under the health care law, virtually all Americans must carry medical insurance, either through an employer or a government program, or by buying their own policies. Most people are unaffected because they already have coverage.


insurance pool. The premiums of healthy people are needed to offset the cost of covering people in poor health who currently can be excluded by insurers. “It’s what’s going to keep the insurance markets from collapsing once we open the door to people with pre-existing conditions,� said Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University in Virginia who supports the health overhaul. Starting Jan. 1, insurers are barred from turning away people in poor health. The employer mandate was designed as a guard rail, to deter employers from dropping coverage and shifting workers to taxpayer-subsidized programs. It’s expected to play only a supporting role in the expansion of coverage to millions of uninsured people. Q: WHAT’S THE IMPACT OF DELAYING THE EMPLOYER REQUIREMENT?


Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and GOP leaders meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. Republicans have seized on the White House delay of a health law requirement for employers and are demanding that the Obama administration give individual Americans an equal break. Q: IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT, HOW DO YOU GET IT?

Middle-class individuals and families with no access to job-based health insurance will be able to buy subsidized private coverage through new markets that open Oct. 1. Low-income people will be steered to an expanded version of Medicaid in states that accept it. Those who remain uninsured will face fines that start small — as little as $95 in 2014 — but build up over time. There are exceptions for financial hardship and other circumstances. Q: AND WHAT ABOUT BUSINESSES?

A: The employer mandate applies to companies with 50 or more workers. They could face fines for not providing coverage, and also if their plan is

deemed unaffordable under the law. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 95 percent of employers with 50 or more workers already offer health benefits. Nonetheless, it’s a big issue for small businesses that are growing and for companies that employ lots of low-wage workers not currently offered health insurance. Q: IF THE ADMINISTRATION DELAYS ONE MANDATE, WHY NOT THE OTHER?

A: Actually, the two mandates are in the law for different reasons and purposes. Delaying the individual requirement, which has survived a Supreme Court challenge, would have a much bigger impact. It serves as a stiff nudge to get as many Americans as possible into the

A: The administration says it will give more time to work out the rules in a way that’s fair to businesses. Reporting requirements that would allow the Internal Revenue Service to enforce the mandate turned out to be extremely complicated. Among the problems is that businesses have to keep track of employees’ hours in a different way. Business groups were relieved to have another year. However, the delay could also raise government costs and leave some workers uninsured. Taxpayers would wind up paying more because some workers will get coverage through the new insurance marketplaces instead of through employers, and they’ll be entitled to new tax credits to help with premiums. Q: WHY ARE REPUBLICANS OBJECTING TO A DELAY IN A LAW THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO REPEAL?

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The CIA and a secret vacuum cleaner BY ADAM GOLDMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency MOHAMMED allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, to design a vacuum cleaner? The agency officer in charge of the prison called CIA headquarters and a manager approved the request, a former senior CIA official told The Associated Press. Mohammed had endured the most brutal of the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods and had confessed to a career of atrocities. But the agency had no long-term plan for him. Someday, he might prove useful. Perhaps, he’d even stand trial one day. And for that, he’d need to be sane. “We didn’t want them to go nuts,� the former senior CIA official said, one of several who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the now-shuttered CIA prisons or Mohammed’s interest in vacuums. So, using schematics from the Internet as his guide, Mohammed began re-engineering one of the most mundane of household appliances. That the CIA may be

in possession of the world’s most highly classified vacuum cleaner blueprints is but one peculiar, lasting byproduct of the controversial U.S. detention and interrogation program. By the CIA’s own account, the program’s methods were “designed to psychologically ‘dislocate’� people. But once interrogations stopped, the agency had to try to undo the psychological damage inflicted on the detainees. The CIA apparently succeeded in keeping Mohammed sane. He appears to be in good health, according to military records. Others haven’t fared as well. Accused al-Qaida terrorists Ramzi Binalshibh and Abd alNashiri, who were also locked up in Poland and Romania with Mohammed, have had mental issues. Al-Nashiri suffers from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Binalshibh is being treated for schizophrenia with a slew of anti-psychotic medications. “Any type of prolonged isolation in custody — much less the settings described in the press — have been known to have a severe impact on the mental condition of the detainee,� said Thomas Durkin, Binalshibh’s former civilian lawyer. Durkin declined to discuss Binalshibh’s case. Mohammed was subjected to harsh interrogations in Poland. Agency officers and contractors forced him to stay awake for 180 hours, according to a CIA inspector general’s report. He also underwent 183 instances of waterboarding, or simulated drowning.


The National Registry Office for Classified information, also known as ORNISS, is seen in a busy residential neighborhood just minutes from the center of Romania’s capital city of Bucharest. According to a former senior CIA official, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was held by the CIA in a secret basement prison in Romania about a decade ago, and it was during his confinement that he requested and was granted approval to design a vacuum cleaner.

After the CIA prison in Poland was closed in September 2003, Mohammed was moved to Bucharest, to a black site code-named “Britelite.� Soon the CIA was trying to find ways to entertain Mohammed as his intelligence value diminished. The prison had a debriefing room, where Mohammed, who saw himself as something of a professor, held “office hours,� as he told CIA officers. While chained to the floor, Mohammed would lecture the CIA officers on his path to jihad, his childhood and family. Tea and cookies were served. Along with the other five detainees at the prison in Bucharest, Mohammed was given assignments about his knowledge of al-Qaida, or “homework,� as CIA officers called it. He was given Snickers candy bars as rewards for his studiousness. In Romania, the pris-

on provided books for detainees to read. Mohammed, former officials said, enjoyed the Harry Potter series. For the CIA officers at the prison, not so much. For security reasons, after a prisoner finished a book, they tediously checked every page to ensure detainees weren’t passing messages. They once caught Mohammed trying to hide a message

in a book warning his prison mates not to talk about Osama bin Laden’s courier. Mohammed graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1986. It’s not clear whether Mohammed was interested in designing a better vacuum or had ulterior motives. He might have intended to use the plans to con-

ceal secret information or trick his jailers. In Graham Greene’s spy thriller “Our Man in Havana,� a vacuum salesman in Cuba agrees to work for MI6, the British spy service. He dupes the British into believing his vacuum designs are military installations. The AP was unable to determine whether Mohammed ever read the famous novel.




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A modest agenda for the GOP in ’13


ASHINGTON — The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today it’s agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil — GOP resistance having now escalated to nihilism and indeed sabotage. Sabotage carries a fine whiff of extralegal, anti-constitutional vandalism. This from media mandarins who barely bat an eyelash when President Obama unilaterally suspends parts of his own health care law — just as he unilaterally stopped enforcing current immigration laws for 1.7 million young illegal immigrants, Charles thereby en- KRAUTHAMMER acting by executive order legislation that had failed in Congress. So much for faithfully executing the laws (Article II). The new CW knowingly deplores the 113th Congress for having passed the fewest pieces of legislation in at least four decades. Why, they were sneering, it couldn’t even pass the farm bill, the essence of bipartisanship for oh so many years. Which is the perfect example of the fatuousness of measuring legislative success by volume, as if every new law represents an advance of civilization. The farm bill is the quintessence of congressional logrolling, trade-offs and kickbacks — in which the public interest is systematically trumped by some moneyed and entrenched special interest. Its death (lamentably temporary — it was partly resurrected on Thursday) was well-deserved. Opposition to Obama’s entitlement-state agenda — beginning with Obamacare, long before it began falling apart before our eyes — should be a source of pride for Republicans. Nevertheless, they shouldn’t stop there. They should advance a reform agenda of their own. The major thrust should be tax reform. The time could not be more ripe. The public is understandably agitated by an IRS scandal that showed not just the agency’s usual arrogance and highhandedness but also its talent for waste, abuse, corruption and an overt favoritism that even Obama called outrageous. Support for tax reform is already bipartisan. Its chief advocates are Democrat Max Baucus and Republican Dave Camp, respectively Senate and House chairs of the tax-writing committees. Their objective is the replication of President Reagan’s 1986 bipartisan tax-reform triumph: closing loopholes and using that revenue to lower rates across the board, which helped propel two decades of near-uninterrupted economic growth. Tax reform is the ultimate win-win. It levels the playing

field by removing the advantage of lawyered, lobbied interests. It eliminates myriad distortions in capital allocation and lowers marginal rates — both of which spur economic growth. And it simplifies the code, thereby reducing the arbitrary and unaccountable discretion of IRS bureaucrats. The House Republicans are preparing a 25 percent cut in the IRS budget. This is silly and small. It will change nothing. Radical simplification of the tax code will change everything. Second, take a clear position on immigration reform. “Comprehensive” or piecemeal matters not. What matters is to stick to the essential principle: legalization in return for real border control — so that this is the last amnesty we will have to grant. Any law containing both deserves support. The current Senate bill does not. Setting soft goals for border enforcement is an invitation to this and future administrations to fudge and fake. Be clear. Be principled. Be unafraid. The country wants legalization and border control. Show that only the GOP is fighting for both. Third, on the policy front, demand from the president a clear policy on Afghanistan. After highly acrimonious exchanges with President Hamid Karzai, Obama is openly considering a complete pullout next year. U.S. national interests cannot hinge on personal piques. Karzai is both deeply unreliable and terminally ungrateful. But he will be gone one day, as will Obama. The terrorist breeding grounds of Afghanistan and Pakistan will remain. For four years, the president argued that our strategic interests require a residual presence in Afghanistan in order to prevent a re-establishment of terrorist safe havens in the region. Does he still believe this? Enough with the agonized ambivalence. Obama must be made to argue the case one way or the other. It’s a modest agenda, although true tax reform would be an achievement of historic dimensions. But it should by no means diminish rigorous GOP efforts to stop an Obama program that aggrandizes government in every sphere (education, health care, energy, finance) and passes monstrous thousand-page bills that not only effectively delegate unlimited power to the unelected bureaucracy but, like Obamacare, are so unworkable that the administration itself has to jettison one piece after another. Oppose further expansion of the entitlement state, reform the tax code, secure the border, demand clarity on Afghanistan. A modest, doable, responsible agenda for 2013. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sumter school board is a shame The Sumter School District Board members do not seem to know the meaning of the words “ashamed” or “shame.” In my dictionary, a meaning of ashamed is a consciousness of fault or impropriety, and a meaning of the word “shame” is a disgrace. In order to feel shame, one needs to acknowledge an error has been made. The members of the school board believe they did not make an error in judgment when they hired an inept, disruptive superintendent. Nor have they seemed to care that teachers, parents, students and other members of the community have been telling them for a very long time now of problems with the superintendent and administration. Do they care that the superintendent has hired the same type person as himself to be principal of Sumter High School? Apparently not. In the two years of Mr. Bynum’s stewardship of the schools, more than 60 teachers have left the high school, most of them highly effective teachers. In today’s Item (Wednesday, July 10) is an article about Mr. Bynum halting the SWEET 16 program. In my opinion the reason he did so is an effort to save his job because of the controversy in using our teachers and students as guinea pigs to develop a program which he and his lady friends intended from the beginning to sell. There is no trust in the community for the school board nor in the superintendent, his staff, nor the principal of Sumter High School. And the board is passing the buck by farming out the work they were elected to perform to multiple committees. The meaning I gave above

for the word “shame” is appropriate for a board which is a disgrace to all in this community. They have much for which to be ashamed, not the least being the unearned vacation they are now taking at taxpayers’ expense. However, as so many on the board keep saying, “It’s for the children.” F.D. SCHMIDT Sumter

Tolerance shouldn’t be one-sided at Sumter Mall I am outraged by the article “Puppet group asked to stop performing shows with religious messages at mall.” Many shoppers who do not listen to rock music or country music must endure the “messages” in these genres of music while shopping at the mall. Does Hull Storey Gibson, owner of Sumter Mall, object? Evidently not, since it has been going on for years. Oftentimes these lyrics have cuss words, yet we must tolerate it to shop at Sumter Mall. But then to read where the owners of the mall ask the “Hands-on Praise” puppeteers to discontinue their show because of a new policy on entertainment. I fully expect when I return to shopping in the mall that these genres will not bombard the shoppers, via the new policy. If not, then all shoppers who feel the same way should boycott the mall until all shoppers are considered, not just the nonreligious opposition. Does the new policy forbid school choruses to come in and sing Christmas songs, too? Who does the mall serve — all of the community or a select few? If all, then tolerance should not be one-sided. ANNELL SMITH Summerton

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I think it’s great that the Sumter School District Board of Trustees has finally opened their eyes to the disaster that is Randolph Bynum. We should not forget, however, that it was this very school board that hired Mr. Bynum, although he was the third choice of the final three candidates of everyone else involved in the selection process but this board. It was also this board that voted to give Mr. Bynum a contract extension very early in his tenure when he had already created chaos in our district and many, many people were questioning his judgment and leadership abilities. I find it ironic that the school board is now coming down on Mr. Bynum, in part, for his failure to listen and top down management style. Perhaps the board should take a collective look in the mirror. It is the board’s failure to listen to its constituents that brought us Randolph Bynum in the first place. It’s the board’s arrogance that extended his contract and imposed him on us for longer than necessary. It’s curious to me why our school board is now shocked when they hired and supported someone that is a reflection of themselves. If only we could give the board 30 days to remedy their shortcomings or face the consequences like they have required of Mr. Bynum. Actually we can do something and vote them out of office. It won’t be in the next 30 days but the sooner we elect competent members to the Sumter School Board the better we will be. JACK BARNES Sumter

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the department has no further comment on the matter at this time, other than to say the department continues to stand by its initial report. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 7741201.






had any major renovations since 1969, a span of more than 43 years. However, minor repairs have been made, including some after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and others to the roof. The courthouse’s Landscape Planting Plan was completed in 1990 and has been modified very little since then. “(In February,) we met with team members from the county and talked with them about the wants versus needs of the project,” Tate told council members. He said he gave the county’s team a list of nine questions to answer. Their answers were then redistributed to the group, and they were asked to rank the answers according to importance. According to Tate, the questions ranged from “List conditions important to your comfort in an ideal building” to “How do you make this facility more sustainable?” Tate listed four priorities for the renovation, including the exterior envelope, security, building systems and the interior space allocation and adherence to Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines. Various teams of engineers have been working in different areas of the courthouse to determine the amount of deterioration, he said, showing pictures of the courthouse’s roof, attic, attic trusses, terra cotta cornices, windows and doors, masonry and foundation. In each area, the courthouse showed extensive signs of wear from moisture, animals and failed repairs. From the roof to the basement, the courthouse has not weathered the years well, according to Tate. The basement showed signs of water damage. The exterior of the entire facility lacks a waterproof coating. The terra cotta cornices show gaps, lost mortar and cracks. The stained-glass windows need to be removed, re-glazed and reinstalled. The masonry will require steel rods for support, and the plantings around the courthouse are too close.

“We understand that there is a sensitive issue about the landscaping,” Tate told council. “We know that a lot of the plants have been donated, and we’re going to respect that. Dwight Stewart, council chairman, asked Tate if his firm had any plans for contouring the two majestic live oaks that stand sentinel at the front of the courthouse. “We have no plans right now for the live oaks,” Tate replied, “but it is something we can look into.” Councilman A.C. English asked Tate about whether the newly restored courthouse would have a secured parking area. “No, not at this time. We will run conduit to where pedestals would be located and to where the automatic gates would be,” Tate said. “Right now, our priority is securing the inside of the courthouse, which we have done.” Tate also presented council with tentative plans for the inside renovations for each floor, including where the Clerk of Court office would be located along with the Solicitor’s Office. The plans show secure holding areas in the basement for prisoners awaiting trial. The plans also include a second courtroom for non-jury trials, Tate added. Council was given a time schedule for the renovation project that included the initial assessment and budgeting that occurred in the fall of 2011; the OK to proceed with architectural and engineering drawing in the fall of 2012; an on-site investigation in January 2013; and an owners project requirements workshop in February 2013. Moving forward, Tate told council members the construction drawings will go out for bid in October 2013, with construction slated to begin in late fall 2013 or early 2014. The estimated construction completion date has been scheduled for spring/summer 2015. Tate said he would be updating council on a regular basis throughout the more than two-year project. Reach Sharron Haley at (803) 825-4640.




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Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms




Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms

A couple of showers and a heavy t-storm

Periods of sun with a couple of t-storms

Winds: SW 3-6 mph

Winds: E 3-6 mph

Winds: ENE 6-12 mph

Winds: ESE 6-12 mph

Winds: E 6-12 mph

Winds: E 4-8 mph

Chance of rain: 65%

Chance of rain: 60%

Chance of rain: 65%

Chance of rain: 60%

Chance of rain: 60%

Chance of rain: 30%

Sumter through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................... 89° Low ................................................ 73° Normal high ................................... 91° Normal low ..................................... 70° Record high ..................... 103° in 1993 Record low ......................... 56° in 1961

Greenville 84/68

Bishopville 82/69

24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00" Month to date .............................. 5.31" Normal month to date .................. 1.74" Year to date ............................... 29.45" Normal year to date .................. 24.53"

Lake Murray Marion Moultrie Wateree

Full 7 a.m. 24-hr pool yest. chg 360 358.18 -0.05 76.8 76.39 +0.12 75.5 74.90 +0.02 100 101.00 -0.44

River Black River Congaree River Lynches River Saluda River Up. Santee River Wateree River

Full pool 12 19 14 14 80 24

City Aiken Asheville Athens Augusta Beaufort Cape Hatteras Charleston Charlotte Clemson Columbia

Today Hi/Lo/W 84/69/t 80/62/t 86/69/t 84/69/t 84/73/t 82/77/t 84/72/t 82/69/t 84/70/pc 84/71/t

7 a.m. yest. 11.28 9.19 11.23 14.58 81.88 23.58

24-hr chg -0.15 -1.69 +0.86 +3.79 none -1.17

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 84/71/t 79/63/t 84/69/t 85/70/t 86/75/t 84/77/t 86/74/t 82/70/t 85/70/t 84/72/t

Columbia 84/71 Today: Clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around; humid. Saturday: Clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around.


July 15 Last

July 22 New

July 29

Aug 6

Myrtle Beach 82/72

Manning 83/70

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Aiken 84/69 Charleston 84/72

The following tide table lists times for Myrtle Beach.


Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2013 Today Hi/Lo/W 83/70/t 84/73/t 82/71/t 82/70/t 82/70/t 88/71/t 82/69/t 81/71/t 84/72/t 80/66/t


Florence 82/70

Sumter 84/69

Today: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 81 to 85. Saturday: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 83 to 87.

City Darlington Elizabeth City Elizabethtown Fayetteville Florence Gainesville Gastonia Goldsboro Goose Creek Greensboro

Partly sunny with a t-storm possible

Sunrise today .......................... 6:20 a.m. Sunset tonight ......................... 8:34 p.m. Moonrise today ..................... 10:21 a.m. Moonset today ...................... 10:59 p.m.

Gaffney 84/68 Spartanburg 84/69


Clouds and sun with a couple of t-storms

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 84/72/t 85/73/t 86/73/t 85/72/t 84/72/t 89/71/t 82/69/t 85/71/t 86/73/t 82/69/t


City Greenville Hickory Hilton Head Jacksonville, FL La Grange Macon Marietta Marion Mount Pleasant Myrtle Beach

Today Hi/Lo/W 84/68/t 78/66/pc 84/79/t 88/71/t 88/68/t 87/71/t 86/69/pc 80/65/t 84/73/t 82/72/t

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 83/68/t 82/67/t 85/78/t 89/72/t 85/71/t 86/71/t 84/70/t 82/65/t 86/75/t 85/76/t

High Ht. 12:30 p.m.....2.7 --- ..... --12:31 a.m.....3.0 1:10 p.m.....2.7

City Orangeburg Port Royal Raleigh Rock Hill Rockingham Savannah Spartanburg Summerville Wilmington Winston-Salem

Low Ht. 6:59 a.m.....0.3 7:10 p.m.....0.4 7:37 a.m.....0.2 7:57 p.m.....0.5

Today Hi/Lo/W 84/70/t 84/73/t 81/68/t 84/69/t 84/70/t 84/71/t 84/69/t 84/77/t 82/72/t 77/67/t

Sat. Hi/Lo/W 85/71/t 86/76/t 84/68/t 82/70/t 85/72/t 88/73/t 84/70/t 85/77/t 85/73/t 83/69/t

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Today Sat. Today Sat. City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Albuquerque 92/70/t 94/71/pc Las Vegas 96/85/t 101/87/pc Anchorage 72/56/s 70/57/s Los Angeles 82/65/pc 82/65/pc Atlanta 87/70/pc 84/72/t Miami 89/76/t 87/78/t Baltimore 79/68/t 85/69/t Minneapolis 85/67/pc 84/66/t Boston 74/66/c 78/67/t New Orleans 90/75/t 89/74/t Charleston, WV 80/60/t 86/66/t New York 77/67/t 82/69/t Charlotte 82/69/t 82/70/t Oklahoma City 104/73/s 99/67/s Chicago 83/61/s 84/64/pc Omaha 90/72/s 90/70/pc Cincinnati 84/62/s 85/67/s Philadelphia 79/68/t 85/70/t Dallas 102/76/s 99/73/s Phoenix 103/89/t 108/89/pc Denver 95/65/t 95/69/pc Pittsburgh 80/60/pc 83/65/t Des Moines 86/65/s 83/66/pc St. Louis 86/65/s 87/68/s Detroit 82/61/s 84/62/s Salt Lake City 85/71/t 93/73/t Helena 86/54/pc 86/53/s San Francisco 67/53/s 68/55/pc Honolulu 88/73/s 88/72/s Seattle 72/52/s 75/55/s Indianapolis 82/62/s 83/66/s Topeka 92/70/s 94/68/pc Kansas City 90/69/s 90/68/pc Washington, DC 78/70/t 84/73/t Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice

ARIES (March 21-April 19): LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): the last word in astrology Apply yourself and you Don’t step back when you can make improvements should be protecting your eugenia LAST to your life personally position. A high-spirited and professionally. A approach will show a change will lift your unique and unexpected spirits and encourage others to help you side of you that will leave an impression. reach your goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Being a participant TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Flirting with ideas will enable you to show your strengths. that lead to enjoyment, trying something Getting involved in a cause or making your new or visiting an unfamiliar destination will point heard will enhance your chance to take lead to knowledge, new options and a lead position. friendships. Be receptive. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotional GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An emotional issue problems will set in if you are judgmental or will surface and should be dealt with openly if you aren’t upfront about your feelings. Love and immediately. Letting things fester will is in the stars, but so is conflict. Caution must not be in your best interest. Love is on the be taken. rise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Consider your CANCER (June 21-July 22): Explore any beliefs and where you see yourself in five possibility that allows you to use imagination. years. Strategize and get your game plan in Travel or getting involved in community order. A partnership will weigh heavy in a events that have a unique cultural flavor will decision you must make regarding your broaden your perspective, options and position. opinions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discipline will be LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put more emphasis on required. Focus on personal relationships and money, investments, legalities and health property investments. A new deal is likely to issues. Protect what you have and make sure improve your lifestyle. Love is in the stars. you read the fine print of any document that PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional needs your signature. blackmail or deception may leave you in an VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Volunteer your awkward position. Don’t jeopardize what services or take a serious approach to making you’ve worked so hard to obtain. Step back, a difference. Vocalize your position and your be reasonable and focus on making love, not concerns and you will get a response. war.


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One of the roof tresses has deteriorated because of termites and moisture at the Clarendon County Courthouse. This was one of the primary reasons the offices were moved out of the courthouse earlier than anticipated.


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Life in minors keeping Webb busy Former Gamecock closer earns promotion to Class A Charleston BY ANDREW MILLER Post and Courier CHARLESTON — While the rest of his South Carolina teammates mourned the end of their baseball season without a fourth consecutive trip to the College World Series, pitcher Tyler Webb barely had time to pack. While maybe not as wellknown as former teammates Michael Roth or Matt Price, few

pitchers were as effective as Webb during the Gamecocks’ historic 4-year run. He made 20 saves over his final two seasons

and finished his career with a 2.34 ERA. When the Gamecocks were finally eliminated by North Carolina last month in an NCAA super regional, Webb, a 10th-round pick of the New York Yankees, had little time to reflect on the 2013 season or his college career. That will have to come later. “I enjoyed every minute I SEE WEBB, PAGE B3


With little time to breath after the season ended, South Carolina closer Tyler Webb has already earned a promotion in the minors and has pitched for the Charleston RiverDogs the last few weeks.

Jets’ game postponed BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER


Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) earned the final slot on the National League roster after fans voted him in over Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig.

Fans choose Freeman Braves 1B beats out Dodgers phenom Puig for final N.L. All-Star spot BY JAY COHEN The Associated Press So much for Puig-mania sweeping the country. Give this contest to Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman. Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar won the fan voting for the final spots in next week’s All-Star game, meaning Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig is likely headed for a few days off after a terrific stretch to begin his major league career. Freeman set a record with 19.7 million votes, and Puig was sec-

ond. Major League Baseball didn’t release the vote total for Puig, but said the Cuban defector also surpassed the previous record for the final vote of 15.6 million for Shane Victorino in 2009. “It’s unbelievable,’’ Freeman said. “I’m kind of speechless. I wouldn’t be here PUIG without the fans and I just saw that it’s 19.7 million votes. It’s incredible and it’s just a dream come true.’’ Freeman was taking ground balls during batting practice be-

fore Atlanta’s home game against Cincinnati on Thursday night when general manager Frank Wren called him over and told him about his first All-Star selection. The slugger is batting .307 with nine homers and 56 RBI in 78 games. “I never, ever thought that I would make one,’’ Freeman said. “I just wanted to get to the big leagues, and when I got here I just wanted to win ballgames. All-Star games were not on my mind. “To win this is just beyond me.’’ SEE FREEMAN, PAGE B2

The British Open that stopped a Grand Slam BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press The spiritual side of Stewart Cink keeps him from believing in golf gods. His last trip to Muirfield was enough to at least make him wonder. Eleven years ago, there appeared to be no stopping Tiger Woods. He won the Masters and the U.S. Open, the first man in 30 years to capture the first two legs of the Grand Slam. And after two rounds at Muirfield, he was only two shots out of the lead going into the third round of the British Open. “If the wind ever blows,’’ Woods said Friday after his bogey-free 68, “it’s going to be interesting.’’ Saturday appeared to be another bonnie day along the Firth of Forth, with only a mild breeze for most of the morning.

DALZELL — Down 1-0 in its bestof-5 first-round series in the American Legion baseball state playoffs, Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 hoped to even its series on Thursday with Lancaster Post 31. Once again though, BISHOP Mother Nature had other ideas. Lightning and rain forced the postponement of the game at Thomas Sumter Academy’s General Field. The teams will try to play Game 2 today at 7 p.m. at General Field. Thursday’s postponement will give

Tiger Woods plays from the rough in the rain on the first hole during the third round of the 2002 British Open at Muirfield golf course in Scotland. A sudden storm put an end to Woods’ hopes of winning all four majors that year after he finished the day with an 81.

And then it got interesting. Cink recalls being on the third tee, just as the outer loop of the front nine turns

clockwise. On the eastern horizon, he could see a black SEE BRITISH OPEN, PAGE B5


Junior P-15’s washed out BY KEN BELL Special to The Item Rain and sporadic lightning forced the postponement of the deciding game of the bestof-3 first-round series in the American Legion baseball junior state playoffs between Sumter and Marlboro County on

Thursday at Riley Park. The game has been rescheduled for today at Riley Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Junior P15’s defeated Marlboro County 10-7 in the first game on Tuesday. Marlboro SEE JUNIOR, PAGE B2

Jeter returns, exits with tight quad in Yanks’ win BY RONALD BLUM The Associated Press


the Jets some much needed rest as starters Juan Gardner, Matt Holloman and Shane Bishop all are suffering from injuries. All three players were in Thursday’s starting lineup, however. Bishop, who is slated to start on the mound today, is coming off a shoulder injury that occurred when he he made a diving play against Lexington. Lancaster, which is 10-8 on the season, has Tripp Rollins slated to throw. “This team has faced some adversity this season for sure, but we never give up, and I think that’s one of the strongest characteristics of this ball club, and I enjoy playing for a team

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter was back, and the New York Yankees felt a whole lot better. At least until he needed to make an early exit. The Yankees captain singled on his first pitch of the season, then was pulled for a JETER pinch-hitter in the eighth inning with a tight right quadriceps in an 8-4 victory Thursday over the Kansas City Royals. “I hope it’s not a big deal,’’ Jeter said. Jeter scored a run and

went 1 for 4 with an RBI groundout as the designated hitter in his return from a nine-month layoff from a broken ankle. He said his quad tightened up during his third at-bat, and added he didn’t think this injury came from pushing too hard in his debut. “It’s just stiff,’’ he said. “We’ll find out tomorrow.’’ Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the 39-yearold Jeter will be sent for a scan. “Jete thinks he’ll be ready to play’’ on Friday night at home against Minnesota, Girardi said. Andy Pettitte (7-6) settled down after another shaky first inning to win SEE JETER, PAGE B3




Freeman, Braves top Reds 6-5 ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman celebrated his newly won All-Star berth by driving in four runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Thursday night. Justin Upton also had three hits to help Tim Hudson (6-7) earn his second straight win. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 25th save. PHILLIES NATIONALS

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PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick outpitched AllStar Jordan Zimmermann, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and Philadelphia beat Washington 3-1.


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BALTIMORE — Chris Davis hit his major leagueleading 34th homer to back a dominating pitching performance by Miguel Gonzalez, and Baltimore beat Texas 3-1. RED SOX MARINERS

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SEATTLE — Daniel Nava hit a 2-out single in the top of the 10th inning to score pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr., and Boston rallied from a 5-1 deficit for the second time in four games to beat Seattle 8-7. WHITE SOX TIGERS

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Phegley’s sixth-inning grand slam helped Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 6-3. INDIANS BLUE JAYS

CLEVELAND — Rookie Danny Salazar pitched six superb innings to win his major league debut, leading Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over Toronto. RAYS TWINS

Puig won’t get to play in the July 16 game at Citi Field in New York unless he is added as an injury replacement. The outfielder is batting .394 with eight homers and 19 RBI heading into Thursday night’s home game against Colorado, helping the Dodgers shoot up the NL West standings following a slow start. “I don’t have my head down at all,’’ Puig said through an interpreter before the game. “I want to congratulate Freddie Freeman for winning the vote. I’m happy for everyone who voted. I have to keep playing. Hopefully the best things come out for this team for the future.’’ Puig has been in the majors for only five weeks, leading some to question whether he belongs on the NL team. “If he can continue to do what he’s doing over seasons, then we’re going to see a lot of Yasiel,’’ Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “How good you are really is measured over time.’’ The final vote for the AL team also had its share of controversy, with Tigers man-

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Moore won his 13th game, Luke Scott and Evan Longoria hit back-to-back homers, and Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 4-3.

DETROIT — Joshua

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ager Jim Leyland nominating five middle relievers for the spot. There was some talk about whether the list should have included more high-profile players, since the All-Star game is essentially geared toward the fans. Delabar won with 9.6 million votes. The right-hander is 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 37 appearances for the Blue Jays. The Braves and Blue Jays had partnered up in the process, asking fans to vote for each other’s player. The other players on the list included righties David Robertson of the Yankees, Joaquin Benoit of the Tigers, Koji Uehara of the Red Sox, and Tanner Scheppers of the Rangers. Freeman and Puig finished ahead of San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence, Washington shortstop Ian Desmond, and Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. MLB said a record 79.2 million votes were cast between the two leagues, easily cruising past the previous record of 68.6 million from 2009. Votes were cast through text message, Twitter and MLB. com.

AMERICAN LEGION PLAYOFFS Lower State First Round (1) GooseCreek vs. (4) Hartsville Monday Goose Creek 5, Hartsville 3 Tuesday Goose Creek 9, Hartsville 5 Wednesday Goose Creek 10, Hartsville 6, Goose Creek wins series 3-0 (2) Murrells Inlet vs. (3) Camden Monday Camden 2, Murrells Inlet 0 Tuesday Murrells Inlet 16, Camden 7 Wednesday Murrells Inlet 10, Camden 5, Murrells Inlet leads series 2-1 Thursday Murrells Inlet at Camden Today Camden at Murrells Inlet (if necessary) (1) Florence vs. (4) Moncks Corner Monday Florence 10, Moncks Corner 2 Tuesday Florence 3, Moncks Corner 0 Wednesday Florence 13, Moncks Corner 0, Florence wins series 3-0 (2) Cheraw vs. (3 ) Beaufort Beaufort wins series 3-0 by forfeit (1) Sumter vs. (4) Lake City Sumter wins series 3-0 by forfeit (2) Hilton Head vs. (3) Conway Monday Hilton Head 11, Conway 5 Tuesday Hilton Head 16, Conway 9 Wednesday Conway 6, Hilton Head 5, Hilton Head lead series 2-1 Thursday Hilton Head at Conway Today Conway at Hilton Head (if necessary) Upper State First Round (1) Lancaster vs. (4) Dalzell-Shaw Wednesday Lancaster 4, Dalzell-Shaw 2, Lancaster leads series 1-0 Thursday

Lancaster at Dalzell-Shaw, ppd., rain Today Lancaster at Dalzell-Shaw Saturday Dalzell-Shaw at Lancaster Sunday Lancaster at Dalzell-Shaw (if necessary) Monday Dalzell-Shaw at Lancaster (if necessary) (1) Irmo-Chapin vs. (4) Clover Monday Irmo-Chapin 8, Clover 0 Tuesday Irmo-Chapin 8, Clover 1, Irmo-Chapin leads series 2-0 Wednesday Clover at Irmo-Chapin, ppd., rain Thursday Clover at Irmo-Chapin Today Irmo-Chapin at Clover (if necessary) Saturday Clover at Irmo-Chapin (if necessary) (2) Rock Hill vs. (3) Orangeburg Monday Rock Hill 9, Orangeburg 8 Tuesday Orangeburg 12, Rock Hill 1 Wednesday Orangeburg 15, Rock Hill 5, Orangeburg leads series 2-1 Thursday Rock Hill at Orangeburg Today Orangeburg at Rock Hill (if necessary) (2) West Columbia vs. (3) Fort Mill Monday Fort Mill at West Columbia, ppd. rain Tuesday Fort Mill at West Columbia, ppd. rain Wednesday Fort Mill at West Columbia, ppd., rain Thursday Fort Mill at West Columbia Today West Columbia at Fort Mill Saturday Fort Mill at West Columbia Sunday West Columbia at Fort Mill (if necessary) Monday Fort Mill at West Columbia (if necessary)

JETS from Page B1 that never gives up,” Bishop said. Gardner hurt his ankle after a line drive hit him. Holloman, who went to get an X-ray early Thursday morning, hit a ball off the top of his foot and is dealing with some soreness. “We feel good,” Gardner said about his team’s chances and ability to rest going into today’s contest. “It’s going to be a competitive game so we’ll be rested and ready to play.” Despite a 5-11 record, players like Brendan Miller seem optimistic about the season and the series. “When we execute, we can get on base, make the plays we need to win, and I think we’ll able to hang with them, but they’re a good ball club,” he said. The rain certainly didn’t damper the spirits of either team as the crowd enjoyed a display of bowling, table tennis, hunting, jousting and other fun-filled rain delay

(1) Inman vs. (4) Greenville Warbirds Monday Inman defeated Greenville Warbirds Tuesday Inman 7, Greenville Warbirds 4, Inman leads series 2-0 Wednesday Greenville Warbirds at Inman, ppd., rain Thursday Greenville Warbirds at Inman Today Inman at Greenville Warbirds (if necessary) Saturday Greenville Warbirds at Inman (if necessary) (1) Greenwood vs. (4) Gaffney Tuesday Gaffney 4, Greenwood 2 suspended in fourth inning by rain Wednesday Gaffney at Greenwood, ppd., rain Thursday Gaffney at Greenwood Today Greenwood at Gaffney Saturday Gaffney at Greenwood Sunday Greenwood at Gaffney (if necessary) Monday Gaffney at Greenwood (if necessary) (2) Spartanburg vs. (3) Belton Monday Spartanburg 9, Belton 6 Tuesday Spartanburg 9, Belton 4 Wednesday Spartanburg 10, Belton 7, Spartanburg wins series 3-0 (2) Greenville Generals vs. (3) Greer Tuesday Greenville Generals 6, Greer 0, game suspended Wednesday Greenville Generals 6, Greer 0, Greenville Generals lead series 1-0 Thursday Greenville Generals at Greer Today Greer at Greenville Generals Saturday Greenville Generals at Greer (if necessary) Sunday Greer at Greenville Generals (if necessary)

spectacles put on by the teams. Dalzell-Shaw’s Edison Aldridge, who pitched Wednesday’s opener and scored the Jets only two runs, said he feels the team’s pitching is solid, but it still needs to make plays. “Every day (head) coach (Steve Campbell) has preached to us make plays and step it up in the sixth, seventh and eighth (innings) like it’s a new game and produce well,” Aldridge said. Campbell hopes some homefield cooking will do the trick to even the series. “We’ve got some weapons we can use; we’ve just got to get the bats going because you’re not going to beat a lot of people with five hits,” Campbell said. “I can’t say enough about these young men. They never quit or never die, the Jets coach said. “They’re full of energy and enthusiasm every day, they show up ready to play every day, and they’re the most courteous and respectful young men I’ve ever been associated with.”

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. -- International Athletics: World University Games from Karzan, Russia -- Men’s Basketball: United States vs. Canada (ESPNU). 5:30 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Scottish Open Second Round from Inverness, Scotland (GOLF). 8 a.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Consolation Game from Orlando, Fla. (NBA TV). 8 a.m. -- International Cycling: Tour de France Stage Thirteen from Saint-Armand-Montrond, France (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10 a.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Consolation Game from Orlando, Fla. (NBA TV). Noon -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Championship Game from Orlando, Fla. (NBA TV). Noon -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 300 Practice from Loudon, N.H. (SPEED). 12:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Second Round from Waterloo, Ontario (GOLF). 1 p.m. -- International Athletics: World University Games from Karzan, Russia -- Women’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Game (ESPNU). 1:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series CNBC Prime The Profit 200 Practice from Loudon, N.H. (SPEED). 2 p.m. -- International Athletics: World University Games from Karzan, Russia -- Men’s Beach Volleyball (ESPNU). 2 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Consolation Game from Orlando, Fla. (NBA TV). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: John Deere Classic Second Round from Silvis, Ill. (GOLF). 3:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 300 Pole Qualifying from Loudon, N.H. (SPEED). 4 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour U.S. Senior Open Second Round from Omaha, Neb. (ESPN2). 4 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas -- New York vs. New Orleans (NBA TV). 4 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (WGN). 5:30 p.m. -- IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Indy Toronto Pole Qualifying from Toronto (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6 p.m. -- Professional Golf: Tour Utah Championship Second Round from Sandy, Utah (GOLF). 6 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas -- Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta (NBA TV). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- International Soccer: Gold Cup Group Stage Match from Miami -- Haiti vs. Trinidad and Tobago (FOX SOCCER). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Texas at Detroit or Cincinnati at Atlanta (MLB NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. -- Major League Basebal: Cincinnati at Atlanta (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 8 p.m. -- International Softball: World Cup RoundRobin Game from Oklahoma City -- United States vs. Australia (ESPN). 8 p.m. -- International Soccer: D.C. vs. Chivas Guadalajara from Washington (ESPN2). 8 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas -- Cleveland vs. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA TV). 10 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Chris Avalos vs. Drian Francisco in a Junior Featherweight Bout from Las Vegas (ESPN2). 10 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas -- Charlotte vs. San Antonio (NBA TV). 12:30 a.m. -- International Soccer: Gold Cup Group Stage Match from Miami -- El Salvador vs. Honduras (FOX SOCCER).

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 57 37 .606 – Tampa Bay 53 40 .570 31/2 Baltimore 50 42 .543 6 New York 50 42 .543 6 Toronto 44 47 .484 111/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 50 41 .549 – Cleveland 48 44 .522 21/2 Kansas City 43 46 .483 6 Minnesota 37 52 .416 12 Chicago 36 53 .404 13 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 54 38 .587 – Texas 53 38 .582 1/2 Los Angeles 44 46 .489 9 Seattle 40 52 .435 14 Houston 32 59 .352 211/2 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 1 Pittsburgh 5, Oakland 0 Baltimore 6, Texas 1 Toronto 5, Cleveland 4 Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 5 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3, 13 innings L.A. Angels 13, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5, Houston 4 Boston 11, Seattle 4 Thursday’s Games Cleveland 4, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 4 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 3 Boston 8, Seattle 7, 10 innings Texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-6) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 3-0) at Cleveland (Kluber 6-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 5-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 5-5) at Baltimore (Tillman 10-3), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 7-6) at Detroit (Fister 6-5), 7:08 p.m. Houston (Cosart 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 6-6) at Oakland (J.Parker 6-6), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-4) at Seattle (J.Saunders 7-8), 10:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 52 39 .571 – Washington 47 44 .516 5 Philadelphia 45 47 .489 71/2 New York 40 48 .455 101/2 Miami 33 57 .367 181/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 55 34 .618 – Pittsburgh 54 36 .600 11/2 Cincinnati 51 40 .560 5 Chicago 40 49 .449 15 Milwaukee 37 53 .411 181/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 47 44 .516 – Los Angeles 45 45 .500 11/2 Colorado 44 48 .478 31/2 San Diego 41 51 .446 61/2 San Francisco 40 50 .444 61/2

JUNIOR from Page B1 County evened the series on Wednesday with an 8-4 win on Wednesday in Bennettsville to force the third and deciding game. Junior P15’s head coach Johnnie Griffin said he was disappointed that the game had to be rescheduled. “It’s really a hindrance,” Griffin said of the postponement. “We’ve got the pitching

| Wednesday’s Games Miami 6, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Mets 7, San Francisco 2 Pittsburgh 5, Oakland 0 Washington 5, Philadelphia 1 L.A. Angels 13, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5, Houston 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 5, 14 innings Colorado 5, San Diego 4 Thursday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Today’s Games St. Louis (J.Kelly 0-3) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-6) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 5-3), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 4-6) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 5-6) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-7) at Atlanta (Medlen 6-8), 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 1-2) at Arizona (Corbin 10-1), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-5), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (Gaudin 2-1) at San Diego (O’Sullivan 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

GOLF U.S. Senior Open Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At Omaha Country Club Omaha Neb. Purse: TBA ($2.75 million) Yardage: 6,711; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round Jay Don Blake 32-35—67 -3 Michael Allen 32-35—67 -3 Kenny Perry 34-33—67 -3 Gary Hallberg 35-32—67 -3 Tom Lehman 35-32—67 -3 Mark O’Meara 34-33—67 -3 Fred Funk 34-33—67 -3 Chien Soon Lu 36-32—68 -2 Peter Senior 33-35—68 -2 Bernhard Langer 33-35—68 -2 Rocco Mediate 34-34—68 -2 Jeff Brehaut 34-35—69 -1 Steve Lowery 35-34—69 -1 Colin Montgomerie 33-36—69 -1 Kohki Idoki 35-34—69 -1 Jeff Sluman 37-32—69 -1 John Deere Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At TPC Deere Run Silvis, Ill. Purse: $4.6 million Yardage: 7,268; Par: 71 (35-36) First Round Zach Johnson 31-33—64 -7 Camilo Villegas 33-31—64 -7 Brendon de Jonge 34-31—65 -6 Matt Bettencourt 31-34—65 -6 Daniel Summerhays 30-35—65 -6 Vaughn Taylor 32-34—66 -5 Robert Streb 34-32—66 -5 Jim Herman 34-32—66 -5 Kevin Streelman 32-34—66 -5 Boo Weekley 34-32—66 -5 Manulife Financial Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At Grey Silo Golf Course Waterloo, Ontario Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,336; Par: 71 (36-35) First Round Catriona Matthew 31-32—63 -8 Angela Stanford 32-31—63 -8 Irene Cho 33-32—65 -6 Meena Lee 33-32—65 -6 Belen Mozo 32-33—65 -6 Hee Young Park 33-32—65 -6 Inbee Park 32-33—65 -6

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Atlanta 10 2 .833 Chicago 9 4 .692 New York 6 7 .462 Washington 6 7 .462 Indiana 4 8 .333 Connecticut 3 8 .273 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 10 3 .769 Los Angeles 8 4 .667 Phoenix 8 6 .571 Seattle 5 8 .385 San Antonio 4 8 .333 Tulsa 3 11 .214 Wednesday’s Games Chicago 89, Washington 85 San Antonio 88, Phoenix 80 Thursday’s Games Minnesota 69, Indiana 62 Los Angeles at Tulsa, 9 p.m. Today’s Games Chicago at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

GB – 11/2 41/2 41/2 6 61/2 GB – 11/2 21/2 5 51/2 71/2

and (Marlboro County) is out. They’ve already thrown their No. 1 and No. 2 guys.” Griffin said there was an upside to the delay, however. “We’ll have Dustin Frye back from Clemson,” Griffin said. “That will give us another arm.’ Whichever team win’s today’s game will move on to face topseeded West Florence in a bestof-3 series starting Monday in Florence. Tuesday’s game will be played either in Sumter or Bennettsville. If a third game is needed, it will be played on Wednesday in Florence.


FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013



MLB union head assails leaks on Biogenesis inquiry BY RONALD BLUM The Associated Press


Pittsburgh starting pitcher Jeff Locke is among the most unlikely of players who be competing in Tuesday’s Al-Star game at Citi Field in New York.

Locke an unlikely All-Star BY WILL GRAVES The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke understands the entire premise is borderline preposterous. Four months ago, the 25-year-old left-hander was simply hoping to escape spring training with a spot at the back end of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation. Now he’s fielding questions about whether he’d feel comfortable appearing in the AllStar game on one day’s rest. No, seriously. “Every once in a while, there’s a little reality check,’’ Locke said. The reality, for the moment, is that Locke is one of baseball’s biggest surprises. With one start remaining before jetting off to New York, Locke is 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA, second-best in the NL behind Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. To be honest, Locke is so surprised about his rapid ascension from question mark to steadying presence, he says he doesn’t really care. If he pitches on Tuesday night, great. If he spends a couple days star gazing in the Big Apple

and giving his arm some time off, that’s just fine, too. “My main focus is here, it will always be here,’’ Locke said while surrounded by reporters in the Pittsburgh clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon. “I’d like to go there and play some catch with some of those guys but that’s about it.’’ In a game designed to showcase baseball’s household names, Locke may need to wear an ID tag just to get inside Citi Field. With his mop-top of brown hair and slight build, Locke looks more like a high schooler than one of the bright lights of the season’s first half. Yet don’t let the slender 6-foot, 185-pound frame or the kid-next-door grin fool you. Locke isn’t one for self-promo-

tion, but he never doubted he could excel in the big leagues if given the opportunity. “He’s always felt he’s got the skills,’’ Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “He’s always had that confidence. He came in this year ready to hunt, ready to go earn something and get something and he’s backed that up with his performance.’’ One that’s considerably outshined his higher profile teammates. Locke’s locker inside the Pittsburgh clubhouse is sandwiched — or more technically, smushed — in between the franchise’s present and future. Current staff ace and unquestioned leader A.J. Burnett’s sprawling estate lies to the left. Rookie and former No. 1 pick Gerrit Cole’s still relatively sparse digs are to the right. While Burnett and Cole spend baseball’s midsummer break taking a breather before the second half, Locke will be in New York City rubbing elbows with the game’s elite, some of whom probably didn’t know his name when the season began.

NEW YORK — The head of the players’ union said Thursday baseball’s drug agreement could be undermined by leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with an investigation by the commissioner. Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are among the players being interviewed as part of Major League Baseball’s inquiry into Biogenesis, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. “Repeated leaks threaten to harm the integrity’’ of the drug agreement, union executive director Michael Weiner said in a statement. He added that the leaks “call into question the required level of confidentiality needed to operate a sucWEINER cessful prevention program.’’ Braun is among several players who refused to answer questions about their dealings with Biogenesis, which was first reported Wednesday by ESPN and the Daily News of New York. Braun was interviewed last month and Rodriguez is BRAUN scheduled to be interviewed Friday. “The players want a clean game and they demand a testing program that is not only the toughest in professional sports, but one that guarantees each player due process rights accompanied by strict confidentiality provisions,’’ Weiner said. RODRIGUEZ The union said it has no information about the source of the leaks or any indication that MLB is the source. MLB has spent most of the year investigating about 20 players for their links to Biogenesis, including Rodriguez and Braun, both former MVPs. Miami New Times reported in January the clinic had distributed banned drugs to major leaguers. Braun and Rodriguez have said they didn’t do anything that merits discipline. MLB aims to complete the player interviews in mid-July, but is not sure whether it will meet that schedule. Management then will have to decide on possible discipline, which is likely to be challenged in grievances before an arbitrator. “It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged the results of the investigation based on unsubstantiated leaks that are a clear violation of the JDA,’’ Weiner said, referring to baseball’s joint drug agreement. Rodriguez has said he used performance-enhancing drugs while with Texas from 2001-03 but has denied using them since. Braun’s 50-game suspension was overturned last year by an arbitrator who ruled the Milwaukee star’s urine sample was mishandled by the drug collector.

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consecutive starts for the first time since April. Lyle Overbay hit a goahead, 2-run single in a four-run fifth against Ervin Santana (5-6) as New York overcame a 3-0 deficit and split the four-game series. Jeter batted second in his first big league game since he broke his left ankle during the AL championship series opener Oct. 13. He said after the initial injury he would return by opening day, then fractured the ankle again in April during his rehabilitation and missed the first 91 games of the season. “I was nervous going into the game,’’ Jeter said. New York cut short the star shortstop’s rehabilitation assignment in the minor leagues after just four games following injuries Wednesday night to Brett Gardner and Travis Hafner. Gardner pinch-hit for Jeter in the eighth. Jeter turned on a 95 mph fastball in the first and sent a threehopper up the third-base line that fell from Miguel Tejada’s throwing hand. Jeter didn’t acknowledge the crowd of 40,381, which chanted “De-rek Je-ter! De-rek Je-ter!’’ as he ran up the line well past first base, then returned to the bag. Jeter’s ankle got more tests when he raced to third on Robinson Cano’s single up the middle and came home without a throw on Vernon Wells’ sacrifice fly to right. The Yankees’ all-time hits leader grounded out in the second and again in the fifth, when second baseman Johnny Giavotella made a diving stop to prevent an RBI single. Jeter hit a sharp grounder to shortstop with the infield in during the sixth. Alcides Escobar bobbled the ball as Luis Cruz scored from third, and Jeter

played at South Carolina,” Webb said. “The season didn’t end like everyone hoped. To be that close to getting back to the World Series and come up a game short was tough, but I’ve got nothing to complain about.” Webb, who appeared in more games (110) than any pitcher in South Carolina history, had just two days to pack up his belongings in Columbia and head to Staten Island, the home of the Yankees’ short season rookie team. Webb still has most of his stuff in Columbia. Despite getting called up to the Charleston RiverDogs two weeks ago, he hasn’t had enough time to return to Columbia and get the rest of his things. “I’m hoping I get a day here pretty soon when I can get up to Columbia and grab some of my things and bring them back down here,” Webb said. “You don’t get many days off in the minors. You don’t get much free time, but it’s only a couple hours away and I’m hoping to get up to Columbia and get some clothes and see some friends.” The 6-6, 225-pound lefthander was assigned to Staten Island two days after the Gamecocks’ season ended but spent just two weeks in the short season rookie league. Webb appeared in four games, recording a save and striking out eight batters in five innings and did not allow a run. The Nassawadox, Va., native has quickly discovered that the biggest difference in facing a professional roster is a much deeper lineup. While college teams will have good hitters in the top of the order, every batter at the professional level is a capable hitter. “One through five is probably a lot like the SEC. There’s not a huge difference,” Webb said. “The biggest difference is one through nine. There are no easy outs at this level. It’s definitely better. There’s no decline through the lineup. You make a mistake, and you’ll pay for it.”


New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter runs toward home plate during the first inning of Thursday’s 8-4 victory against Kansas City at Yankee Stadium in New York.

was thrown out as he jogged up the first-base line. Jeter had not been introduced at Yankee Stadium by Bob Sheppard’s recording in 271 days, since he sprawled onto his stomach while trying to field Jhonny Peralta’s 12th-inning grounder up the middle, immobile on the infield dirt and yelled out in pain. He hobbled off the field on his good ankle, one arm draped around manager Joe Girardi and the other around trainer Steve Donahue. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made the decision to bring back Jeter when he was driving home after New York’s 8-1 win Wednesday’s and spoke with Jeter by phone. Jeter went 1-for-9 in his tuneup at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, including 0-for3 with a throwing error during seven innings Wednesday night.

Webb was prepared to spend the summer in the suburbs of New York City and admitted he was surprised when he got the call to move up to the RiverDogs. “I didn’t expect to be in South Carolina again so quickly,” Webb said. “I’m glad to be back. Obviously, I’m a little more familiar with this area and this ballpark.” Playing for the Gamecocks, Webb figures he must have pitched at Riley Park almost a half-dozen times during his career. “I feel very comfortable pitching here,” Webb said. “We played here at least once a year, and one year we played here twice. Living in Columbia for four years I definitely consider South Carolina my second home.” Webb has appeared in just two games since joining the RiverDogs. In three innings, he has giving up five hits and one earned run while striking out five batters. “I’m excited to get back out there and throw in meaningful games again,” Webb said. “The results haven’t been like I’d hoped, but it’s a learning process and I know that.” Webb’s sample size isn’t big enough for RiverDogs coach Danny Borrell to make any judgments on Webb. So far, Borrell has been impressed with Webb’s work ethic and willingness to learn. “It’s impossible to evaluate Tyler after only a couple of appearances,” Borrell said. “He seems like a very polished kid. He came from a big program that had a lot of success. He’s a big kid, with a good fastball and change-up. His slider is what’s going to need some work.” A dominant closer for the Gamecocks his senior season — Webb had 17 saves in 2013 — the hard-throwing left-hander isn’t sure what his role will be with the Yankees. Webb will be a valuable situational pitcher against left-handed hitters, but Borrell feels like he’s good enough to be used in all situations.




FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

Pats’ Dennard accused of DUI


BY HOWARD ULMAN The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested and accused of drunk driving Thursday in Nebraska while on probation for assaulting a police officer, the second New England player to get in serious legal trouble this summer. Dennard’s early-morning arrest in Lincoln, Neb., where he was a college star for the Cornhuskers, came 15 days after Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder and three days after Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the club will “be looking at our procedures and auditing how we do things’’ with regard to character reviews. “The New England Patriots are extremely disappointed to learn of Alfonzo Dennard’s arrest. We take this matter very seriously and are working to get more information on the incident,’’ the team said in a statement. Dennard’s arrest is his second in 15 months. He hasn’t served a 30-day jail sentence for the assault outside a Lincoln bar on Apr. 21, 2012. That is scheduled to begin next March. He also was sentenced to two years of probation. Hernandez, a star tight end, was arrested on June 26 and charged with murder in the killing of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. The Patriots cut Hernandez after he was arrested and before the charges were announced. Dennard and Hernandez both were highly-


The Free Spirit Church League’s Summer Jam Basketball Tournament will be held July 25-28 at Ebenezer Middle School in Dalzell. The tournament will be open to two age groups -- 16-and-under and 17-andover. The entry fee is $125 per team and the deadline to enter is July 21. For more information or to enter, contact David Glover at (803) 773-5740 or Thomas Nickens at (803) 464-4140. BATTLE ON THE HILL


New England cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has been arrested and accused of driving drunk in Lincoln, Neb., where he once starred as a Nebraska defensive back. Lincoln police say the 24-yearold Dennard was pulled over southeast of downtown Lincoln just before 2 a.m. on Thursday.

touted college prospects whose draft stock dropped because of character concerns. Seven days after being charged with assault, Dennard was drafted in the seventh round last year out of Nebraska by the Patriots. They drafted Hernandez in the fourth round in 2010 after he violated the substance abuse policy at Florida. “If this stuff is true, then I’ve been duped and our whole organization has been duped,’’ Kraft said Monday of the case involving Hernandez. The team did not respond to a request Thursday for Kraft’s reaction to Dennard’s arrest. The legal issues are bound to hover over the opening of training camp on July 25. Coach Bill Belichick rarely comments on such matters and instructs his players

to do the same. Belichick has sometimes signed players who had troubles elsewhere if he felt they could help the team win, hoping his disciplined approach and leaders such as Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork and now-retired Patriots including Tedy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel could keep them in line. Results have been mixed. Running back Corey Dillon and wide receiver Randy Moss, disgruntled on their previous teams, avoided offfield problems with the Patriots and were productive for several seasons. Chad Johnson, then known as Chad Ochocinco, caught just 15 passes in his only season with the Patriots in 2011 but caused no off-field distractions. Dennard became a starter at cornerback in

the seventh game of his rookie season. The other starter, Aqib Talib, was obtained from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Nov. 1 then signed a one-year contract on March 16. He missed his first game with the Patriots while completing a four-game suspension imposed by the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. Talib had been suspended without pay for the 2010 opener and fined one additional game check for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy. That followed an altercation with a St. Petersburg cab driver during training camp in 2009. He also had charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Texas dropped a week before he was due to be tried for allegedly firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend.



Sumter’s Dallery falls in Junior Match Play Championship LANCASTER — Charlie Dallery of Sumter fell in the Round of 16 on Thursday in the 36th SC Junior Match Play Championship at Lancaster Golf Club. Dwight Cauthen Jr. of Columbia beat Dallery 1 up. In Wednesday’s first round, Dallery beat William Harwood of Columbia 3 and 2. He followed that up later in the day with a 1 up victory over Bryce Miley of Lexington in a Round of 32 match. MILITARY BOWL STRIKES DEAL WITH AMERICAN

NEW YORK — The American Athletic Conference and the Military Bowl have agreed to a six-year deal that starts in 2014 and will match the league against Atlantic Coast Conference. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlantic Coast Conference is expected to be the other league with a tie-in to the Military Bowl. The Military Bowl is moving from RFK Stadium in Washington to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., this season, where it’s expected to make a permanent home. FORMER FSU PLAYER RECEIVES SEC TITLE RING

Former Florida State offensive lineman Menelik Watson posted a picture of the championship ring he earned by being a part of last season’s Atlantic Coast Conference title winners. Problem is it has SEC Champions engraved on the side. A Florida State spokesman tells that no other former players have reported a similar mistake with their rings and current players have yet to receive their ACC championship rings.

The Battle On The Hill 2013 basketball tournament will be held July 26-28 at the Hillcrest Middle School gymnasium in Dalzell. Players must be age 18 or older to participate in the tournament. The entry fee is $175. Teams must have jerseys or T-shirts with numbers printed on the back. Each game will consist of two 18-minutes halves. To enter, call Ronnie Morant (803) 463-7255 or Phil Morant at (704) 3458427. SUMTER CHRISTIAN CLINIC

The final session of the Sumter Christian Basketball Clinic will be held Monday through Friday The clinic is under the direction of Bobby Baker, Tom Cope and Jim Davis. The session is for grades 9-12. The clinic will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost of the session is $45 per camper. T-shirts will be given and trophies will be awarded. For more information, call Sumter Christian School at (803) 773-1902. TENNIS CHUCK KRIESE CAMP

The Total Tennis Training Camp ran by former Clemson head coach Chuck Kriese will be held July 14-19 at Palmetto Tennis Center. The cost of the camp is $365 per player. To learn more about the camp or to register, go to www.TotalTennisTraining. com. VOLLEYBALL SCISA OFFICIALS NEEDED

The South Carolina Independent School Association is looking for volleyball officials for the 2013 season. Those who are interested must have knowledge of volleyball and be willing to receive additional training and attend scheduled meetings. For more information, call SCISA district director Teddy Weeks at (803) 4463379 or e-mail him at TWeeks51@aol. com. BOWLING


DENVER — The Denver Nuggets bolstered their frontcourt Thursday by signing free agent forward J.J. Hickson to a 3-year deal. The 24-year-old bruiser is coming off his best season last year in Portland when he averaged 12.7 points and a career-high 10.4 rebounds. He joined Dwight Howard as the only players to average 12 points, 10 boards and shoot at least 55 percent from the field. CUBS, CITY OF CHICAGO AGREE ON WRIGLEY JUMBOTRON

CHICAGO — The proposed modernization of historic Wrigley Field overcame an important hurdle Thursday when the Chicago Cubs and the city reached an agreement allowing the team to build a first-ever electronic Jumbotron and another sign above the ivycovered outfield walls. The city’s landmarks commission unanimously voted to approve the deal, overcoming opposition from the local alderman and the owners of rooftop businesses who fear their negotiated views of the field will be obstructed. The matter now goes to the City Council. The deal would allow the Cubs to erect a 5,700-square-foot Jumbotron in left field of the 99-year-old ball park and a 650-square-foot sign in right field. DEVILS STAR KOVALCHUK RETIRES FROM NHL

NEWARK, N.J. — Star forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, retiring from the NHL to return to his native Russia. The 30-year-old Kovalchuk walked away from the $77 million that was left on the 15-year contract he signed with New Jersey in 2010, including guaranteed annual salaries of at least $11 million over the next four seasons.


The 2nd Annual Bowl A Paw bowling tournament will be held on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at Gamecock Lanes. The event is a fundraiser for KAT’s Special Kneads small animal shelter. The event includes three games and a pair of shoes at a cost of $12.50 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. For more information, call Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Gail McLeod at (803) 840-4519 or Gamecock Lanes at (803) 775-1197 or send an email to ROAD RACING CYPRESS TRAIL RUN/WALK

The first Cypress Trail 9k Run/ Walk will be held on Aug. 17 at Dillon Park. All registrations will be completed using Go-Green Events, with a $22 fee for the run/walk with a t-shirt and a $15 fee without a t-shirt. Awards will be given in the Overall, Masters, and Age Group categories. Proceeds from the event will be reinvested in the maintenance and improvement of the Cypress Trail. Additional information can be found at CT9k or by emailing race director Shawn Delaney at GOLF




TOURS, France — Germany’s Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line Thursday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome stayed safely in the main pack to preserve his big lead. Cavendish moved in front but Kittel gained ground and just beat him to the line to earn his second stage win in three days and third of this race. Froome still leads Alejandro Valverde by 3 minutes, 25 seconds and is 3:54 ahead of 2-time former champion Alberto Contador.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — It’s Peace out for the Los Angeles Lakers. They waived Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA’s amnesty provision. He averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 75 games last season, having joined the Lakers in 2009.

The 2nd Annual Par 4 Pets Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Crystal Lakes Golf Course. The format is 4-man Captain’s Choice with an entry fee of $160 per team or $40 per player. Entry is limited to the first 20 teams. There will be $5 per mulligan available at registration with a maximum of two per player. The event is a fundraiser for KAT’s Special Kneads small animal shelter. For more information, call Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Julie Wilkins at (803) 968-5176, Melissa Brunson at (803) 983-0038, Gail McLeod at (803) 840-4519 or Crystal Lakes manager Mike Ardis at (803) 775-1902.


SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili has signed his contract with the Spurs and will be joined in San Antonio next season by Marco Belinelli. The 36-year-old Ginobili has won three titles with the Spurs and helped them reach the NBA Finals this season despite battling injuries. Belinelli averaged 9.6 points in 73 games last season for Chicago.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired guard Kevin Martin from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team trade sending guard Luke Ridnour to the Milwaukee Bucks. The framework of the deal was agreed to earlier in the week, and the Wolves announced it was finalized on Thursday night. Martin was a sign-and-trade acquisition that gives the Wolves the veteran shooting guard with an outside touch they’ve needed for years. From wire reports


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Kenny Perry chips a shot on the third hole during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday in Omaha, Neb. Perry was one of seven golfers tied for the lead after the opening day.

Lucky number 7 Crowded leaderboard marks 1st day of U.S. Senior Open BY ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — It’s never been so crowded at the top of the U.S. Senior Open leaderboard. When Tom Lehman chipped in from 45 feet on the 18th hole Thursday, he joined six others at 3-under 67 for the first round at the Omaha Country Club. There had never been as many as seven co-leaders after the opening round of the event. The previous record was five in 1997. “In one round, 18 holes, it’s like a sprint,’’ Lehman said. “Over the course of four rounds, which is more like a marathon, things really do spread out. The field will thin out.’’ Kenny Perry shot a 67 in the morning, putting together a solid start in his bid for a second straight win in a senior

major. Michael Allen and Jay Don Blake also were 3 under after their morning rounds, and Gary Hallberg, Mark O’Meara, Fred Funk and Lehman came in with the same score in the afternoon. The hilly 6,700-yard course took a toll on the field of golfers age 50 and older, especially in the afternoon as temperatures reached the upper 80s with a light breeze. The small and undulating greens browned up in the heat and proved dicey. “When you get tough conditions and you’re playing good, you get rewarded,’’ Funk said. “More than likely, the guy that’s playing the best in these kind of conditions will be at the top. Hopefully, it will be me.’’ Perry, who won the Senior Players Championship two weeks ago at Fox Chapel, Pa., made five birdies against two

BRITISH OPEN from Page B1 wall of clouds. He remembered saying to himself, “Oh my gosh, it’s coming toward us.’’ “At it just clobbered us,’’ Cink said. “It was intimidating.’’ Woods caught the worst of it. He couldn’t reach the par-3 fourth hole. He hit only one fairway on the front nine. He made his first double bogey in 14 rounds at a major, and more followed. He went through 12 gloves trying to say dry. And when this remarkable day was over, Woods had an 81, the highest score of his career. And so ended his bid to become the first player to win all four professional majors in the same year. “That was unfortunate. We could have maybe been looking at a Grand Slam because Tiger was playing so well,’’ Cink said. “I don’t really believe in golfing gods, but if they were to exist, they would be smirking a little bit. We’re talking about a Grand Slam and then they threw that at us.’’ The squall only lasted a few hours, but it did plenty of damage. Ten players failed to break 80, including Colin Montgomerie, who went from a 64 on Friday to an 84 on Saturday. The last 32 players to tee off all shot over par. No one broke par who teed off in the last five hours of play. Ian Poulter was in the group ahead of Woods and Mark O’Meara. He was two shots out of the lead. He shot 78. When asked what he remembered about that day, Poulter’s eyes got as wide as when he makes a big putt in the Ryder Cup. “What bit of that three hours of torture would you like to know about?’’ he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever played a round of golf with it dropping that much water and the course was playable. It’s the most amount of cubic capacity of water I’ve ever seen drop and not flood a green. Have I ever played in it? No. Would I ever want to do it again? No. How can you prepare for that? Your caddie needs eight hands.’’ Mother Nature was only a contributing factor, however, to the end of Woods’ bid for the slam. Thomas Levet played in the group behind him and shot 74. Levet wound up losing in a sudden-death playoff. Ernie Els was won the claret jug in 2002. He was in the last group on Saturday and played most of the back nine in calmer conditions when the storm passed. Even so, he weathered the storm and shot 72. Woods wasn’t at his best, and it happened at the worst of times. “It’s just part of the deal when you play over there,’’ Woods said. “I think that’s the beauty of the playing The Open Championship. ... I just happened to be at that time when we got the worst of it

bogeys. The season points leader started on the back nine and had birdies on three of his first eight holes. He hit an 8-iron to within 10 feet on the par-3 11th, drove the green on the 312-yard, par-4 13th, and hit hybrid-pitching wedge on the 319-yard, par-4 17th and made his 15-foot putt. He birdied both par-5s on his second nine, but came away a bit disappointed after missing a 5-foot eagle putt on No. 6. “I took care of the par 5s today and drove it nicely, kept it in the fairway, kept it in play,’’ Perry said. “Like I said yesterday, if I hit it in the fairway, I really like my chances on this golf course.’’ Lehman, the 2012 Champions Tour points and money leader, overcame a bogey on No. 8 with three birdies on the back nine.

SILVIS, Ill. — It took years for Zach Johnson to feel comfortable at his hometown tournament. These days, Johnson is more relaxed than anyone in the field — and that’s a major reason why he’s in early position to repeat as the champion of the John Deere Classic. Johnson shot a 7-under 64 and is tied with Camilo Villegas for the lead after Thursday’s opening round of the John Deere Classic. It was the 17th straight round in the 60s at TPC Deere Run for Johnson, who grew up roughly 100 miles away in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Matt Bettencourt made the field as a late alternate and shot a 6-under 65. He’s tied for second with Daniel Summerhays and Brendon de Jonge. Boo Weekley is among a host of players at 5-under 66, while three-time tournament champion Steve Stricker is at 4-under 67 heading into Friday’s second round.

Johnson finished 69th here five years ago after shooting 75 and 71 in the final two rounds — but he hasn’t touched 70 since. Johnson, who was second in 2009 and third in 2011 before winning last year, topped his final-round 65 of 2012 by one stroke Thursday. He avoided bogeys while picking up birdies on five par-4s. STANFORD, MATTHEW LEAD BY 2A

WATERLOO, Ontario — Angela Stanford and Catriona Matthew shot eightunder 63s to share the firstround lead at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Thursday, two strokes ahead of top-ranked Inbee Park. Park is trying to become the first golfer to win four straight LPGA Tour events since Lorena Ochoa in 2008. Park was joined by American Irene Cho, Spain’s Belen Mozo and South Korea’s Hee Young Park and Meena Lee at 65. From wire reports


Zach Johnson lines up a putt on the 15th hole during the John Deere Classic on Thursday in Silvis, Ill.

right when we started.’’ The British Open is renowned for its wacky weather, and it can show up with little notice. Even with a forecast for dry conditions when the Open returns to Muirfield, it should serve as a reminder how much golf’s oldest championship depends on the weather. No one has to remind Woods. “We were just about ready to go out,’’ he recalled. “And it just hit. You could see this wall of rain coming in. The forecast was just for maybe some showers, no big deal. But no one had forecast for the wind chill to be in the 30s. For it to be that cold ... that was thing. No one was prepared for that. No one had enough clothes. It got to the point where the umbrella was useless. It was raining too hard, and it was too windy.’’ On the 560-yard fifth hole, Woods had hit driver and a 6-iron to the green the day before. In the third round, he hit driver, 2-iron and another 2-iron. Such tales are not unusual in links golf. What was unique about this day was the combination of wind, rain and cold. The lasting image was Shigeki Maruyama, crouching and shivering behind a wooden billboard that surrounded the tee, the only shelter he could find. The wind was strong enough to move golf balls on the green, which typically means a stoppage in play. But it was raining so hard that the balls stayed put on the wet greens. It was raining hard enough to form standing water on the greens. But it was blowing so hard that it dispersed the water. The perfect storm, one might say. “It’s easily the worst weather I’ve ever played in,’’ said Padraig Harrington of Ireland, who has seen his share of bad weather. “We’ve been called off the golf course in far nicer weather, but there was no reason for it. There were no balls moving. There was no lightning. So you had to play.’’ Steve Stricker, born and raised in Wisconsin, called it “the coldest I’ve ever been on a golf course.’’ Justin Rose and Justin Leonard made the cut with one shot to spare on Friday. They went off in the second hour of tee times for the third round and played in lovely weather, with only a mild breeze. Each had a 68. They started the day in a tie for 50th. When it was over, they were tied for third. “I got in with a black cloud chasing me down the 18th fairway,’’ said Davis Love III, who shot 71 playing two groups behind Leonard and Rose. “We literally were running. It looked like we were in Kansas with this big, black cloud coming. And it just turned on us.’’ Leonard could hear the tents flapping at lunch,

and he went out to the range to practice. He hit three balls and stopped. There was no point. “I was staying there in Greywalls, and Davis was a couple of doors down,’’ Leonard said. “The top of the door was open, and Davis would come down every hour and says, ‘Are you watching this? Do you believe this?’ At one point he said, `You’re going to be leading this thing.’’’ Leonard and Rose wound up three shots out of the lead, but that was as close as they got. Woods followed his 81 with a 65 the next day, not enough to make up much ground with good scoring all around him. Els kept this Open interesting to the very end, losing the lead with a double bogey on the 16th hole, finishing birdie-par to join a record four-man playoff, and winning in one extra hole when he saved par from a bunker on the 18th. What might have saved him that week was his 72 in the third round. It was the lowest score among the final 11 groups who teed off. “What he shot on Saturday was phenomenal,’’ said Stuart Appleby, part of the four-man playoff that Els won. “That was probably in the top five of hellish weather days that he and I have ever seen in our British Open history.’’




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The City of Sumter Aquatics Center will hold family night from 7 to 10 p.m. today; Friday, July 19; and Friday, July 26. The center is located at 1115 S. Lafayette Drive. Cost is $5 for a family of four (two adults and two children). The Downtown Friday Nights Classic Movie Series will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Curse of the Pink Pantherâ&#x20AC;? at 6:30 p.m. today at the Sumter Opera House. Admission cost is $2.50. Refreshments will be available for purchase. A book signing for Janie De Costerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;What My Sister Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Knowâ&#x20AC;? will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at BooksA-Million, Sumter Mall. The Ashwood Central High School Classes of 1976 and 1977 will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Bishopville. Plans are being made for the class reunion scheduled for Aug. 2-4. Reunion costs: $30 per person or $60 per couple. Contact Debra Martin Mickens at (803) 2292445 or Barbara Mathis Wactor at (803) 660-6706. The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the South HOPE Center, corner of South Lafayette Drive and East Red Bay Road. All area veterans are invited. The Lincoln / Sumter High School Class Reunion for classes 1970 and 1971 will be held Friday-Saturday, July 19-20. Registration / meet-andgreet reception will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln High School cafeteria. Class banquet will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln High School cafeteria. Cost is $50 per person. Contact L.J. Williams Sr. at (803) 240-6072 if you plan to attend. Second Nature will be the featured band for Downtown Friday Nights 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 26, on Main Street. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. KATS Special Kneads Small Animal Shelter will sponsor a bowl-a-paw fundraiser at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Gamecock Lanes. Cost: $12.50 per adult; $10 for children age 12 and under. Fee includes three games and shoes. RSVP to Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Gail McLeod at (803) 840-4519 or email All proceeds will benefit the animals.

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recent film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lone Ranger,â&#x20AC;? and its bloated budget, delayed debut and disappointing box office. I am always curious why the geniuses who run film studios invest so much in pop culture franchises that hearken back to viewers far too old to go to movies in great numbers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lone Rangerâ&#x20AC;? was a movie serial for Republic Pictures in the late 1930s and a television series in the mid-1950s. It was also the subject of some Saturday morning cartoons and a 1981 movie. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting to note that the youth-centric WB network created a TV movie version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lone Rangerâ&#x20AC;? as a series pilot in 2003, but decided not to go ahead with the project. That says a lot. Hollywood history is filled with flops featuring stars and fading stars based on TV franchises or movies forgotten or never seen by their intended audience. Who remembers Kelsey Grammer in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down Periscopeâ&#x20AC;?? Tom Arnold in â&#x20AC;&#x153;McHaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Navyâ&#x20AC;?? Steve Martin in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sgt. Bilkoâ&#x20AC;?? Or, my favorite: David Johansen of The New York Dolls in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Car 54, Where Are You?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lone Rangerâ&#x20AC;? is hardly Deppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first foray into vanity/nostalgia

projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dark Shadows,â&#x20AC;? based on a cult soap opera from the 1960s, was also a disappointment, though not on the epic level of his latest movie. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say that all TV adaptations are doomed to fail. The relatively ancient â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alvin and the Chipmunks,â&#x20AC;? featured on a 1958 novelty record, were successfully revived in a 2007 movie with Jason Lee and David Cross. But that may say more about the enduring potential of squeaky-voiced rodents (to delight and/or annoy) than mere pop culture nostalgia.

Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Highlights â&#x20AC;˘ Rachel Griffiths stars in the pilot episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Campâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ Brennan takes a round on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bonesâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ The show-within-ashow â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cultâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m. and 9 p.m., CW, TV-14) airs its final two episodes tonight. Was its cancellation for real? Or just part of the conspiracy? â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Need to Knowâ&#x20AC;? (8:30 p.m., PBS) wraps up its season. â&#x20AC;˘ Carroll wants a change of scenery on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Followingâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Mas-

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tersâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., PBS) repeats a 2010 profile of director Elia Kazan (â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Streetcar Named Desire,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Waterfrontâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;East of Edenâ&#x20AC;?), directed by Martin Scorsese. â&#x20AC;˘ Troy wants to settle a score on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warlocks Risingâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Discovery, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ Ike makes a dangerous proposal on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Cityâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Starz, TVMA). â&#x20AC;˘ A shooting victim may become a witness on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Bloodsâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).

Cult Choice Gang members embark on a homeward odyssey through hostile territory in a highly stylized version of 1979 New York in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Warriorsâ&#x20AC;? (9:45, Sundance). Based on a 1965 novel by Sol Yorick that was in turn loosely based on the classical Greek adventure â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anabasis,â&#x20AC;? written by Xenophon.

Series Notes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Undercover Bossâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * A disco van falls under scrutiny on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shark Tankâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) * Animal rights and human wrongs on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hawaii Five-0â&#x20AC;? (9 p.m.,

CBS, r, TV-14) * â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dateline NBCâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m.) * â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Would You Do?â&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., ABC) * â&#x20AC;&#x153;20/20â&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., ABC).

Late Night Stephen Moyer, Chris Franjola, Jen Kirkman and Brody Stevens appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chelsea Latelyâ&#x20AC;? (11 p.m., E!, r) * Melissa McCarthy, Idris Elba and Dale Watson and his Lonestars appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Show With David Lettermanâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Jay Leno welcomes Bill Hader on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tonight Showâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Rockwell and Ciara featuring Future with The Roots appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Night With Jimmy Fallonâ&#x20AC;? (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Jeff Daniels and Sarah Tiana on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Late Late Showâ&#x20AC;? (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2013, United Feature Syndicate


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NATHAN J. McARTHUR MISAWA, Japan — Staff Sgt. Nathan Joseph McArthur, age 29, beloved husband of Ashley E. McArthur, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Appleton, McARTHUR Wis., he was a son of Harry Lentz and Sharon Douglass. Nathan served 10 years in the United States Air Force, where he was recently honored with the Superior Performer Award for his duties in Japan. Nathan was a thrill seeker, who loved snowboarding, motorcycles, and playing poker but most of all loved spending time with his family. He will always be remembered as a very loving husband, stepfather, son and brother. Surviving in addition to his wife Ashley are one stepdaughter, Madison Rhea Gardner of Sumter; one brother, Jonathan McArthur of Appleton; and one sister, Alexa McArthur of Appleton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Lentz. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at noon Saturday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy McDonald officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bullock Funeral Home. You may sign the family’s guest book at The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

CHANNIE M. BENNETT GABLE — Channie McFadden Bennett, 82, widow of Kelly Bennett Sr., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at National Healthcare Center in Sumter. She was born May 13, 1931, in BENNETT New Zion, a daughter of the late Reese and Mary Tomlin McFadden. Channie attended Howard Chapel Elementary School and Melina Parochial School. She also took some high school classes at Walker Gamble High School. She was employed as a seamstress and later cooked in various restaurants including Jerry’s Truck Stop in Manning. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Howard Cha-

pel African Methodist Episcopal Church, New Zion. She worked in several capacities: church school, steward board (secretary), usher board (president), women’s missionary society, pastor’s aide, senior choir, and the chantler choir. Channie was a member of Clarendon County Council on Aging; a former member of the Homemaker’s Club; a former member of the Clarendon Branch NAACP; and trustee of the Magalenia Bennett, Abraham Fleming and Legatha McFadden Memorial Scholarship Fund. Survivors are a daughter, Mary Bennett Howard of New Zion; two sons, Kelly (Dorithene) Bennett Jr. of Columbia and Bennie D. (Frankie) Bennett of Clover / Prosperity; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Garrick), Jabbar (Retha), Latoya, Jemelle, Kelly and Brittany; seven great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Michael, Leportia, Garrick Jr., Jada, Zyon and Bailey; a niece reared as a sister, Willie Mae Williams; five sisters-inlaw; and three brothers-in-law. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St., Manning. The celebratory services for Mrs. Bennett will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Howard Chapel AME Church, New Zion, with Pastor Oliver Davis officiating, the Rev. Jerome McCray, presiding, and the Rev. Allen Lynch, Minister Elouise Jackson, the Rev. Eddie Mayes and the Rev. Mary Rose Hagan assisting. Mrs. Bennett will lie in repose one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina and the Magalenia Bennett, Abraham Fleming Sr. and Legatha McFadden Scholarship Fund, in care of Mary Howard, P.O. Box 75, New Zion, SC 29111. The family is receiving friends at her home, 1080 Rainbow Lake Road, Gable. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

educated in the Bronx public schools. While there, she was emDAVIS ployed for 10 years in the New York City Hospital System. In later years, Catherine moved to the Sumter community. She joined Ebenezer AME Church and served faithfully in many capacities including with the choir, the missionary board, and wherever her gifts and talents were needed. She was employed with Tuomey Healthcare System, Community National Healthcare, Community RFC, and Herriot’s RCF. She retired in 1999. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Andre Phillips Davis; two sisters, Lillian Mayer and Lillian Adams; and two brothers, Walter Diggs Jr. and Harry Diggs Jr. Surviving are her husband, Robert Davis of the home; a granddaughter, Sequoria Davis of Pennsylvania; a grandniece, Pamela Adams of Bronx; sisters-in-law, Annie Davis and Helen Wilson; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Ebenezer AME Church, 119 E. Sumter St., Mayesville. Interment will follow in Mayesville Cemetery. The public may view from noon to 5 p.m. today. Mrs. Davis will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the home, 1038 Roosevelt Drive, Sumter. Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

CATHERINE D. DAVIS Catherine Diggs Davis, 78, wife of Robert Davis, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Paterson, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Lattimore Diggs. Raised in Paterson, she moved to New York and was

LILA HORTON SUMMERTON — Lila Horton, 95, died July 10, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born July 20, 1917, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Neatha Hilton Oliver. The family will receive friends at the home of her niece,

THOMAS ROBINSON Thomas Robinson, 82, widower of Edith Grant Robinson, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born on May 6, 1931, in Sumter County, he was a son of Henry and Zilla Jackson Robinson. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his daughter, Edith Watkins, 422 Loring Place, Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

Linda Steward, 120 Engleside St., Apartment 116, Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC, (803) 4853755.

CAROL K. KENNEDY MOUNT PLEASANT — Carol King Kennedy died on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

ERIC C. DESSMAN Eric Charles Dessman, 38, departed this earthly life on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born April 18, 1975, in Sumter, he was a son of Helen Plowden Dessman and the late Charles Patterson. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was employed as a security guard with Dess Security. Survivors are his loving and devoted mother, Helen P. Dessman of Sumter; wife, Eugenia Ramsey Dessman of Sumter; daughter, Ericka M. Dessman of Durham, N.C.; nine stepchildren; a brother, Roderick K. Dessman of Sumter; a sister, Angela D. Copeland of Columbia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Olden Chapel Union Methodist Church, 189 Hoyt St., Sumter, with the Rev. Roger Mullins, pastor, and Bishop Eddie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Bradford Cemetery. The family is receiving relatives at the home, 129 Carver St., Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements. ALEXANDER LOWERY Alexander Lowery died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Jocobi Medical Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. He was a son of the late Alex Lowery and Tamor Moses. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Shirley Goodman, 372 Wells Church Road, Lynchburg, SC 29080. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.


LARRY B. PINCKNEY Larry Bush Pinckney was born June 10, 1954, in Sumter, to the late Clinton C. Bush and Dorothy Bush Pinckney. He departed this life on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter. As a young man, he worked for ECB Construction, until his health declined. Larry loved playing baseball, shooting pool, and playing checkers. He also liked going to church and entertaining family and friends. Loving and fond memories will be cherished by his daughter, Sherika Wimberly; a son, Virgil Wimberly; five grandchildren; one sister, Logretta Bush (Robert) Thomas; a brother-inlaw, Daniel Thomas; a stepbrother, Norman Lewis; two nieces, Sandra (Richard) Thomas and Tammi (Mark) China; three nephews, Donald Bush, Harry (Michelle) Thomas and Christopher Thomas; 23 grandnieces and nephews; special cousins, Jemmie and Josephine Williams; special friends, Mary Lee Muldrow, Leroy Holmes and Willie Arthur; a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Pinckney will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem, Sumter, with the Rev. Clarence Hunter officiating and the Rev. Bobby G. Damon, eulogist. Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Logretta Thomas, 1 Camellia St., Sumter SC 29150. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at or visit us on the web at www. JULIOUS C. BINGHAM Julious Cornelious Bingham, 80, of Sumter, went to his heavenly reward on July 9, 2013. Julious was also known by his CB handle of “Superbee” and also called “Sammie Davis Jr.” due to his physical characteristics. Julious was born in 1933 in Bennettsville, to John Wesley and Viola (Rich) Bingham. He attended schools in Bennettsville (Colter Academy) and graduated from Marlboro County High School in 1953. At an


early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized in Shiloh Baptist Church. Julious enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation and served with distinction for more than 26 years active duty, retiring with the rank of sergeant first class. He served in Vietnam and boasted working / living in 27 states and 17 foreign countries. He received numerous military awards and commendations. Julious joined Calvary Baptist Church, Red Bank, N.J. He was a life member VFW and past commander of VFW 9463, New Shrewsbury, N.J., and a life member of the DAV Fort Monmouth Chapter 29. Julious moved to Sumter in 2011, where he became a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. Julious was a very talented jack-of-all trades, an avid photographer, artist, repairman and builder. If it broke, he could repair it. He was the greatest backyard mechanic and had a love for big cars; he always had a Cadillac. Though small in stature, he had a big heart, a smiling face and a willingness to help everyone. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Loretta Nelson Bingham of Sumter; two sons, Robert L. Bingham of Norfolk, Va., and Raymond L. Bingham of Centreville, Va.; three daughters, Robin O. Hardy of Red Bank, Rosalind M. Ellington of Clementon, N.J., and Rhonda R. Bingham of Asbury Park, N.J.; adopted son / grandson, Justin E. Bingham of New Jersey; one stepson, Emmett L. Nelson of Myrtle Beach; a son-inlaw; three daughtersin-law; 14 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; one brother, Henry E. Bingham; one sister, Shirley B. Watson of Bennettsville; seven sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; mother-in-law; grandmother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Bingham will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church Center, Bennettsville, with the Rev. Dr. Coley Mearite officiating. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at or visit us on the web at www.

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Public Auction A Sale will be held at Sumter Self Storage, 731 Broad Street, Sumter S.C. on Saturday, July 13th, at 10:00 AM Items from the following units will be sold: Cedrick James - 916 Tiffany Junious - 502 Latoya Brooks - 135 Cleo Taylor - 509 Charlotte Plowden - 720 Leta Dennis -550 Matilda McFadden - 812 / 427 Sale handled by management "CASH ONLY" Everything must be removed day of sale. Rain Date: July 20th

Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Tammy Montgomery Scott intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer & Wine at 1104 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than July 28, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110

Abandon Vehicle / Boat Abandoned Boat Notice To all persons claiming an interest in: 1998-20'6"-519DVS-Ranger, John C. Willocks will apply to SCDNR for title on watercraft/outboard motor. If you have any claims to the watercraft/outboard motor, contact SCDNR at (803) 734-3858. Upon thirty days after the date of the last advertisement if no claim of interest is made and the watercraft/outboard motor has not been reported stolen, SCDNR shall issue clear title. Case No:20130508950387

Summons & Notice SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) DEFICIENCY WAIVED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2013-CP-43-00717 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER United States of America acting through the Rural Housing Service f/k/a Farmers Home Administration or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture, PLAINTIFF, vs. Lewis Allen Keith Durham a/k/a Lewis A.K. Durham, a/k/a Louis Durham, DEFENDANT(S). F13-01067 TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned at their office, 1300 Pickens Street, Columbia, South Carolina, within thirty (30) days after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff, in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on April 26, 2013.


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August 24, 2009, in Mortgage Book 1128 at Page 1247. This mortgage was subsequently assigned to Champion Mortgage Company by Assignment dated July 11, 2012 and recorded August 14, 2012 in Book 1175 at Page 493. The premises covered and

affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: All that certain parcel of land situated in the City of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of

South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 103-B, Tudor Place, Filed in Plat Book 93, Page 736, recorded 05/18/1993. This being the same property conveyed to Cornelia A. Spease and Willie Mae Spease by Deed of Scheller and

Roberts, Inc., dated May 17, 1993 and recorded May 18, 1993 in Book 571 at Page 627. Thereafter, Cornelia A. Spease and Willie Mae Spease conveyed the subject property to Willie Mae Spease by Deed dated August 3, 2009 and recorded and

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter "Order"), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, KORN LAW FIRM, P.A., P. O. Box 11264, 1300 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or call (803) 252-5817. KORN LAW FIRM, P.A., represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, Y O U R M O R T G A G E COMPANY/AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss mitigation options or further review of your qualifications. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. P.O. Box 11264 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, South Carolina 29211-1264 MICHAL KALWAJTYS Attorneys for Plaintiff Columbia, South Carolina

SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-0713 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff, v. Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Willie Mae Spease, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; The United States of America, by and through its agency the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Tudor Place Homeowners Association; Cornelia Spease; William Spease; Defendant(s). (017108-00054) TO THE DEFENDANT(S): Any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Willie Mae Spease, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 2200 Preot Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 204-06-03-023, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Anne Bell Fant, made absolute. Columbia, South Carolina May 16, 2013

LIS PENDENS Deficiency Judgment Waived NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain Home Equity Conversion Mortgage of real estate given by Willie Mae Spease to Metlife Home Loans, A Division of Metlife Bank, N.A. dated August 3, 2009, and recorded in the Office of the RMC/ROD for Sumter County on




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Property Address: 2200 Preot Street Sumter, SC 29150 TMS# 204-06-03-023 Columbia, South Carolina April 23, 2013 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: Any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Willie Mae Spease, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on April 25, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina May 16, 2013

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. Columbia, South Carolina May 16, 2013

ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI Deficiency Judgment Waived It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the appointment of Anne Bell Fant as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Anne Bell Fant, be and hereby is appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons under a disability, all of whom may have or may claim to have some interest in or claim to the real property commonly known as 2200 Preot Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150; that Anne Bell Fant is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendant(s), unless the said Defendant(s), or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians Ad Litem for the said Defendant(s), and it is FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendant(s) Any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Willie Mae Spease, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe by publication thereof in the The Item, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. James C. Campbell Clerk of Court for Sumter County Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Reginald P. Corley (SC Bar #69453) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635) Michael P. Morris (SC Bar #73560) Eve Moredock Stacey (SC Bar #5300) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Jaclynn B. Goings (SC Bar #77501) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) John F. McLeod, IV (SC Bar # 100693) Mary Powers (SC Bar #16534) J. Pamela Price (SC Bar # 014336) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Sumter, South Carolina 017108-00054 June 21, 2013 A-4398156

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER: 2012-CP-43-307 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Sumter Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Virginia W. Carter and Felicia L. Carter, and South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendant. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to this complaint upon the subscriber, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff against the Defendant, for the foreclosure of a note and mortgage executed by Virginia W. Carter and Felicia L. Carter to Sumter Habitat for Humanity, Inc., and which mortgages dated August 27, 1998, and recorded September 3, 1998, in Mortgage Book 716 at Page 778 in the ROD Office for Sumter County. The description of the property being foreclosed and that is the subject of this action is as follows: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land, situate; lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot 1 on plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated July 7, 1995 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 95 at Page 748. This property is known as 17 Hatfield Street, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel Number: 229-14-05-050.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS Tickets Hawaii! Two round trip airfares. Leave Columbia! $199 ea. Call 1-800-325-8816.

Lost & Found Missing 12 yr old black lab, blue collar, deaf and blind. Wedgefield area. Call 494-5871 Found in the area of Pizza Hut on Liberty & Alice Dr. Gray male adult cat. Owner call 803-486-9379 to identify. Found: chihuahua dachshund mix at Market Express at Pinewood & McCray Mill Rd. intersection. Call 316-5034 to identify.

BUSINESS SERVICES Business Services Hendrix Metal & Shingle roofing. Metal building erectors. Metal building repair. Call Steve at 803-968-0509. Free estimates.

Fencing AAA Fence Company: Over 30 yrs of service. Building all types of fencing. Call 803-464-0214 or 803-983-8933

Home Improvements Vinyl Siding & Home Improvement by David Brown. Vinyl replacement windows & seamless gutters. 803-236-9296 Professional Remodelers Home maintenance,ceramic tile, roofing, siding & windows doors, etc. Lic. & Ins. (Office) 803-692-4084 or (Cell) 803-459-4773

Farm Products Lee's Beans & Peas Fresh Shelled Butter Beans & Peas. At the shed or Delivered to Sumter. Call 803 428-5191

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales

Local since 1935 Sun Rooms Screen Porches Awnings Financing Available Ventu-Lite 773-9545 H.L. Boone, Contractor additions, painting, roofing, gutters, sheetrock, blown ceilings, decks. 773-9904

Lawn Service JT's Lawn Care: All types of lawn care, Debris removal, Senior discount, 10% off pressure washing. 803-840-0322

Roofing Robert's Metal Roofing, 29 years exp. 18 colors & 45 year warranty. Fin. avail, 803-837-1549.

Tree Service Tree Doctor Call us for an appt. Free est. 7 days/week. Prune trees, remove trees, grind stumps, proper limbing & treatment. 803-773-8402. STATE TREE SERVICE Worker's Comp & General liability insurance. Top quality service, lowest prices. 803-494-5175 or 803-491-5154 Ricky's Tree Service Tree removal, stump grinding, Lic & ins, free quote, 803-435-2223 or cell 803-460-8747. A Notch Above Tree Care Full quality service low rates, lic./ins., free est BBB accredited 983-9721 NEWMAN'S TREE SERVICE Tree removal , trimming & stump grinding. Lic & Ins.


PETS & ANIMALS Pets Blonde lab 6 wk old puppies $75.00 Ready for a good home! Call 803 983-4291.

Help Wanted Full-Time

420 Robbins Ave. Sat. 6AM. Household goods

Truck Shop Diesel mechanic needed. Local shop looking to grow. General knowledge of trucks/trailers a must. Welding skills desired. CDL pref. but not mandatory. Typical work wk is Tues.-Sat. Competitive hrly salary based on exp/knowledge. Call Michael 803-972-1517

For Sale or Trade

1164 Briarbend St(off Stadium rd) Multi Family Sat 7-? Desk, Dresser, table, toys, Kitchen items, lots of misc!

Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364

1770 Hwy 521 S (across from Continental) Sat 7-12 Home appliances, clothes & more!

Blow out Sale! 1st Cut Special Any size yard. GTW Lawn Service lic & ins. 803-236-6876

Multi-family Sale 310 Brown St. Fri/Sat. 8-2. Treadmill, jewelry, tools, etc. Price neg.

(4) Cemetery plots in Evergreen Cemetery (Front Acacia Sec). Asking $2,450 each or all 4 $8,500 803-606-6135

Moving Sale 1035 Morris Way Sat 7-1 Furn, baby items, toys, electronics, video games, clothing & shoes. Everything must go! NO Reasonable offer refused. 2109 Pinewood Rd, Sat., 7-12. Furn, A/Cs, clothes, hshld stuff. Everything must go. Cheap prices. LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up

Learning system. Leap pad & 6 books. Ages 4-8 years old. $30, call 481-8878 Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439 EVERGREEN BARGAIN; 2 Plots, 2 Vaults, 2 O/C 1 Marker $7000.00. 803-983-5374



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2357 Addison St. Fri July 12th & Sat. July 13th. Misc. items. 7 am-noon each day. 2120 Shallowford Rd. Sat. 7-12. No Early Sales! Radio control items, telescope, music equipment, furn, baby items, scrubs, rabbit hutch, clothes & misc hshld items. 1363 Shoreland Dr. Sat 7-11 Furn. boys clothes, ladies clothes, hshld items, Misc Yard Sale: Giftware, pictures, Furn, Housewares, Toys Etc. Priced to Sell, Sat. 7-11 205 S Wise Dr. Moving Sale 245 Burns Dr Thurs. & Fri 8-? Black Leather Sofa w /recliners (91.5 L) 2 wing back chairs, New Eng. Ant. Blanket chest, Maytag washer/dryer 1 yr old, Linens, clothes & more Multi-Family Yard Sale 956 Saltwood Rd, off Stadium Rd .Fri/Sat 7-11. Clothes, hshld, craft, books, misc. Too much to list. Sumter County Civic Center Indoor Garage Sale. 700 W. Liberty St. Saturday, August 3, 2013 8 am - 1 pm. Free admission. For booth space call 436-2271 on July 15th, 2013 @ 9:00am Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun. Indoor Yard Sale, 1944 Pinewood Rd. Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 7am-? Rain or Shine. Furn., appl's, other misc. items. 1994 Cadillac Paxville Community Development Coporation, Community Yard Sale, 10183 Lewis Rd, Paxville, SC. Sat. July 13, 8AM. $15 donation/space. Bring your own stuff to sell, and your table, chairs, and tent. We have tables available on a first come basis. Call for information Phyllis Way 803-464-5252 or Libby McLeod 803-452-6270 Will buy furniture by piece or bulk, tools, trailers, lawn mowers, 4 wheelers, etc or almost anything of value Call 983-5364 172 Curtiswood Dr Sat July 13 7am-3pm Recliner, Lawn Mower, New lawn mower accessories, BBQ Grill, ice cream maker, & much more!

Sage green sofa, loveseat, ottoman and matching printed chair. 5 matching printed pillows. great cdtn. for details call 775-7158


Planner/GIS Analyst The City of Sumter is seeking qualified applicants. If interested, see details at Experienced roofers needed. Apply in person at Southern Roofing Services, Inc. 785 N. Wise Drive, Sumter, SC. Drivers license preferred but not required. CNC PROGRAMMER/ Machinist, Great benefits. Experience needed. Send resumes to Office Manager PO Box 2578, Sumter, SC 29151 Tender Care Home Health Care Immediately Hiring RNs/LPNs with Pediatric Experience is a Plus 1-888-669-0104 May also apply online @ Looking for motivated male individual with HVAC duct-work, insulation and repair exp. Must have valid driver lisc, own tools, and truck. Salary neg . based on willingness to learn and grow within Company. All serious inquiries. Call Mike 803 825-9075 Need Experienced Duct Installers must have drivers license. Apply at Avanced Heating & Air, 2645 Warehouse Blvd. Sumter

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Tired of being taken granted? Want a job you actually enjoy? A local multi lined insurance agency is looking for the right person to fill a full time salaried office position. We are an industry leader. You must have or get insurance licensed and pass a background check. Duties include but not limited to great customer service and organizational skills. If interested email resume to:

Chef Wanted, part time good pay, call (803)473-9916

"WANTED: Experienced Roofers [no shingles]. Benefits include Health & Dental insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation. Apply Mon-Thurs, between 9 - 4 at 14 W Oakland Ave Sumter. No Phone Calls Please."

Wanted Ebay sales person. Will provide merchandise & financing. You make the sales on-line. Call 803-983-3227 between 2 - 6 pm.

EXPERIENCED Life Insurance Agent: Needed to manage a est. life agency. Base pay + Sales Commission. Great Benefit Package. Email Resume to The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SSG Michael Wright 803-667-0985 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979 Assistant Aquatics Manager The City of Sumter is seeking qualified applicants. If interested, see details at

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Medical Help Wanted Two positions available for a medical specialty practice in Sumter, South Carolina: â&#x20AC;˘Clinical Assistant- part time/PRN, CMA and BLS certification preferred, two yrs medical office experience and computer proficiency required.

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Salon Owner is seeking License Stylists or Barbers. 803-316-8031, 803-883-4639.

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Esther Jones Trimnal May 19, 1927 - July 12, 2011 It's been 2 yrs. since the Lord called you home. You are missed so much some days are unbearable. We Love you so much and still have a special place in our hearts for you. Your Children, Sherry, Charles, and Mac

TOMATOES- You pick $0.55lb. Call ahead for box orders $18. Hwy 401, in Oswego. Slicing, Romas, Cluster, Cherry types. 469-2277 or 428-8101 Tomatoes Richburg Farms HWY 261, Manning, SC 8am-6:30pm M-Sat (803)473-4844 Flowers Farm Produce l2037 Summerton Hwy 1 mile N of Summerton on Hwy 15 Mon-Fri (9to5) Sat (9to3) Homegrown fresh vegetables, U pick tomatoes

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FT RN Medical Team Administrator & FT LPN Day Shift IMMEDIATE NEED at the Sumter Lee Jail medical units. Excellent FT Benefits Pkg inc. Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Life, LTD, Paid Time Off. Must have Clear Background. Drug Free Workplace. For interview call 888-231-2888 or apply online at

For Sale, 4Bed/2Bath, Land, $325/mo. 803-494-5090

Work Wanted Will work any job for $50/day. Painting, lanscaping, & general home repair. Call Brien 803-481-0563 Seeking daily work in Sumter area. Health care, cooking, cleaning, landscaping, & painting. Will provide excellent references. Call Tammy 803-4863 Vintage Toy Repair Call Mark C. Smith @ 803-464-0153 for Free Estimate. Sewing Machine Repairs: Over 30 yrs. Exp. Will come to your location. Call Mark C. Smith @ 803-464-0153.

Homes for Sale


Unfurnished Apartments 2BR 2.5BA Apt. on Dartmouth Dr $850 Mo/Dep. Call 803 934-0434 Brick house for rent: Sumter, 2BR 1 BA, Central AC Fenced Yrd, $550 Mo. Call 239-293-5124 2br/2ba, new appl., floors & paint. W/D hook up $650/mo. or $30,000 for sale. Call 983-8792 or 795-9669. Quiet cul-de-sac, 905 Arnaud St 2BR/2BA All appl's, screened porch, lawn maintenance included. No pets, No Smoking, Single family dwelling, $850/mo. 803 464-8354 Senior Living Apts. for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 BR. apts. avail. - EHO

For Sale, 4Bed/2Bath, Land, $325/mo. 803-494-5090 4359 Confederate St 2BR 1BA $395 Mo., 1130 Middle St. 3BR 1.5 BA $395 Mo., 55 Sawgrass Ct 3BR2BA $550 Mo, 6105 Skinner Rd 3BR 2BA $550 Mo. Sec Dep. starting at $250 Sec. 8 Ok. Call 773 - 8022 Convenient to Sumter & Shaw. 2 Bedroom DW, stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer. Lg. sundeck, private lot. No pets. $550 mo. + dep. Call 983-8152

16x80 MH, 3BR/2BA, $450mo. + $350 dep. Background check. Call 803-775-0492 lv. msg.

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

Commercial Rentals Guignard Storage: 57 Neal St. Personal storage units. No deposits. Call 803-491-4914

3BR/1BA w/game room, Watts Drive, 1/2 mile from SHS. $700 /mo+ $750/dep. 803-983-0049. 3BR house on Burgress Ct. $495, 2br house 137 Carolina Ave. $420. 2br Apts (Miller Rd) $320-$420. 983-5691 or 774-8512. 2BR 1BA 215 Dingle St Sect 8 Accepted $300 Mo/dep 4BR 2BA 23 Meehan St (off Fulton St) $400/Dep Call 565-2908 Nice 3BR/2BA Brick home with garage. Lg fenced yard. $750/mo + $750/dep. Call 803-968-5816 3BR/1BA Brick, Quiet Country, W/D hook-up, Carport, 7 mins to Manning. $500/mo. 1st + last + DD 803-473-4400 3BR, 1BA on 15 Shuler. Quiet neigborhood, $450/mo+dep. Call 481-9195 or 418-9444 SAFB/Military welcome to apply. Rent or Sale 3BR1BA 1,800 sqft brick home. New carpet and laminate floors, LR, DR, bkfst knook, den, patio, fenced bkyrd, utily. bldg. $875mo. 803-633-5847 Shown by appt. Wkend of July 15th. Crosswell School area.

Mobile Home Rentals 2BR 2Ba Mobile home off Panola Rd. between Pinewood & paxville $450/mo. 843-884-0346 2, 3 & 4/BR's Trailers for rent, Cherryvale & Dogwood & Dalzell Area $250 & up. (803) 651-9926

REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale *************************** 40 houses to pick from. Buy one or more at a special discount. Prospective homeowners & investors inquiries welcome. 775-4391, 464-5960 ***************************

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OPEN Ernest Baker Auto Sales & Equip: 3349 N. Main St. SUMMER SPECIALS: '03 Buick Park Avenue $5495 '94 Ford Ranger 4SP/AC $2000 '99 Mazda Protege AT/AC $2995 '99 Cherokee AT/AC 4DR $3995 '00 Mit Eclip, loaded $3995. Call 803-469-9294

C&C Recycling Parts & Wrecker Service Top price paid for junk cars! We buy scrap metal, alum cans, batteries, copper. 773-7702

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Beautiful home for sale or rent 2202 sq ft. 3BR 2BA Large Florida Rm, New roof, Newly built shop in fenced back yard, Alice Dr. School Dist. $149K or $1250 Mo. Rent Call 803 468-3332 or 464-8427

2004 Ranger Edge 4DR. 3.0 Nice Loaded. $6,500 OBO. 803-983-4747 A Guaranteed Credit Approval AUTO LOANS We will arrange financing even if you have been turned down before. Loans available for no credit, bad credit, 1st Time Buyers & Bankruptcy buyers. No co-signers needed. Call Mr. Ashley Brown at 803-926-3235

2 & 3BR units avail. Water/sewer, stove/frig., C/H/A, trash pick-up incl. $475/mo. 803-773-2588 1996 2BR 2BA in Sumter All appl. Sect 8 Accepted 469-6978

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Farms & Acreage

FSBO: 1878 Conway Dr. 3 br, 1.5 ba, 4 car carport, lg. garage, $89,000. Call 803-983-1527.

Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350

Vacation Rentals Santee, Garden City Beach Michelle Hodge, 803-491-4914

Unfurnished Homes

The fish are jumping! 4BR/2BA in Stonecroft Subd. on pond, easy to Shaw and town. One owner only $169,900. 803-600-1125 Country Home: 1130 Pudding Swamp Rd. 4BR/2BA, w/3 ac. $115,000. 803-469-9294 or 803-491-6905

2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

1 & 2BR remodeled MHs. Appl. incl., heat pump. Water, sewage & trash P/U provided. $300 - $330 /mo+ dep. (803) 464-3437 or 464-7937, 12-8 pm.


LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 2-3-4-5 bedroom homes on our lot. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

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Beach Forest 1785 Titanic Ct. Custom Built Quality Home.

Property overlooks pond & community clubhouse/pool. 3BR w/maple hardwood floors, 3 full BA w/ceramic tile. Solid maple 42" kitchen cabinetry w/Charleston Style concrete countertops. Oversize 2 car garage. All appliances incl'd w/purchase. Seller will pay $2,500. toward closing. (REDUCED) asking $225,000. Call 803-968-1187

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