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MOVING ON TO THE BIG DANCE

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Gang leader gets life in prison Jury finds 29-year-old Sumter man guilty of ordering ’11 fatal shooting

Mickey M. Johnson, 29, sits quietly on Tuesday at the Sumter County Judicial Center during the first day of testimony in the state’s case against him. On Thursday, Johnson was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of ordering a hit.

BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com Mickey M. Johnson has spent 28 months in a Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center jail cell since he was accused by law enforcement of ordering a shooting that left 27-year-old Adrian Davis of Friendship Apartments dead. Johnson, 29, will spend

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the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on Thursday of accessory before the fact to a murder, pointing and presenting a firearm, unlawful carrying of a pistol and criminal conspiracy. At-large Circuit Court Judge Williams Seals Jr. sentenced Johnson to life for the first charge, with concurrent sentences of one to five years for the others.

State Assistant Attorneys General Cary Goings and Curtis A. Pauling argued during their case, which started Tuesday before Seals at the Sumter County Judicial Center, that Johnson ordered Rasheed B. Brandon, 23, Bryant Deante Bradley, 22, and John W. Stamps Jr., to drive to Friendship SEE JOHNSON, PAGE A6

Heavy downpour floods much of area Jobless rate

jumps to 9.9 percent in Sumter BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com

See your photos of the flooding

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A truck drives through flood waters around the Mallwood area on Wednesday after heavy rains pounded the Sumter area.

Public works crews spend hours on cleanup

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH DELUGE

Works and (state) Department of Transportation get crews out when ditches are flooded, and they’ve got crews riding around spot checking. If it is something they can alleviate, they will. So much of it is we’ve had so much rain the past six months that the water tables have risen, and there is no place for the water to go.” In some parts of town, the total rain that fell in less than an hour is more. “Calls are coming in nonstop,” said Al Harris, assistant city manager. “We had workers up and out until about

• Don’t go out in it unless absolutely necessary. • If you can’t see the roadway, don’t drive through the water. You don’t know how deep it is or if the road is still there, especially with rural, dirt roads. • If a home or business owner, get flood insurance. • If a tenant, purchase renters’ insurance. • If water is coming in under a door, move items that might be damaged as quickly as possible. • If the item can’t be moved, such as furniture, put aluminum foil around the legs. • For car mats, replace or dry out well and use deodorizers. • Be careful of mold and mildew. Remove affected areas and have professionals treat with growth-inhibiting chemicals such as sporicide. Sources: Al Harris, assistant city manager; Erik Hayes, emergency management director for Sumter County; Charles Bostic Jr., State Farm Insurance; Hiram Spittle, owner of Spittle’s Cleaning and Restoration

BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com Many places around Sumter experienced flooding following Wednesday’s downpour, which measured 2.15 inches, according to Shaw Air Force Base’s weather station. Public works crews from city, county and state agencies were out fixing what they could Thursday. “We’ve had a few calls, even some from some of our volunteer support agencies (such as) Salvation Army and the American Red Cross,” said Erik Hayes, emergency management director for Sumter County. “Public

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The Sumter County unemployment rate jumped dramatically in June, climbing to 9.9 percent, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce said Thursday. The increase, however, comes as a recent study of job conditions in cities nationwide says Sumter is showing significant improvement. According to statistics from the DEW, Sumter’s June unemployment rate increase of 0.9 percentage points could be attributed both to a slight decrease in the number of people actually working while at the same time the total number of people in the area labor force continued to grow. As is often the case during the summer months, the pattern of a growing labor force repeated itself in counties across South Carolina, as 44 of the state’s 46 counties saw increases in their unemployment rates. This included Clarendon County, which saw its unemployment rate climb a full percentage point to 12.7 percent, as well as Lee County, which climbed 1.1 percentage points to 11.1 percent. The two South Carolina counties SEE JOBLESS, PAGE A10

Gear Up for Learning seeks school supplies BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com This year marks the 15th annual Gear Up for Learning campaign sponsored by United Ministries of Sumter County. The group has set a goal of collecting 1,850 bags of supplies for students in the county. Unfortunately, despite having sent out cards to businesses, churches and other organizations, the

response to its requests for donations has been slower in coming this summer, according to Executive Director Mark Champagne. “It may be our communication isn’t working or because of the economy,” he said Wednesday afternoon, “so we’re hoping donations will start coming in soon.” On the other hand, Champagne said, “Volunteer support has been

incredible,” with plenty of hands to collect, sort and pack the school kits. Denise Spivey, cochairwoman of Gear Up for Learning with Rosanne Christie, said the program is set up so that anyone can afford to make a donation. “We try to concentrate on the basic tools students need to do their school work,” she said. SEE SUPPLIES, PAGE A10

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From left, Denise Spivey, Mark Champagne and Carole McCaskey look through some of the supplies that have been donated for United Ministries’ annual Gear Up for Learning campaign. The nonprofit organization seeks to collect essential school supplies to benefit local students whose families might not be able to afford them. IVY MOORE / THE ITEM

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Hearing on proposed apartments draws crowd BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com A proposal to build a new apartment block on Lewis Road received some push back from residents whose homes abut the developer’s property. Several residents of National Street filled the audience for the public hearing before Sumter City Council, worried about how the proposed development might affect them. The property owner had requested the city re-zone two undeveloped parcels from a single-family to a multi-family residential area. The request covers a threeacre parcel on Lewis Road south of McCrays Mill Road as well as a separate parcel of less than an acre behind

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homes on National Street. Surveyor Don Willson told council the owner wants to develop the Lewis Road parcel into apartment-style housing. Planning Director George McGregor recommended the project for approval, saying both parcels border on multi-family residential zones to their south. “Right now, it’s a primarily wooded area,” McGregor said. “It may be ripe for multi-family residences.” But one resident of National Street spoke in opposition to the plan. Essie Mae Ramsey said those on her street already see encroachment on their property from residents at Huntington Place Apartments nearby, and another apartment complex is already under construction at the complex property on the

southern end of National. “We already have people loafing through here,” Ramsey said. “How are these apartments going to benefit us?” National is an unpaved, dead-end road of single-family homes running south of McCrays Mill a block east of Lewis Road. Although all the property zoned for multifamily use is inside the city, National Street and the homes running alongside that property fall outside the city limit. Mayor Joe McElveen waived the requirement that speakers at council meetings be city residents to allow residents to air their concerns. Addressing Ramsey’s concern, Willson said the developer currently has no plans to place anything on the

smaller parcel behind National, and would only develop the parcel facing Lewis Road. He also pointed out a larger, currently undeveloped, property bordering National’s homes is already zoned for multi-family use. Council members Ione Dwyer and Charlie Burns moved to defer action on the proposal so they could look into the issue. Immediately after the hearing closed, a large portion of the audience for the meeting rose and left, suggesting more residents took an interest in the proposal than spoke. Council members did vote to approve another zoning request to re-zone 143 acres on U.S. 15 South from commercial to residential, so the property can be subdivided into parcels for homes. The

parcel already borders a residential development, and McGregor said the property’s location directly behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes it illsuited for more commercial development. In other news, council approved a contract for a required study of the Pocotaligo River to determine its capacity for additional wastewater effluent. The contract was awarded to Davis & Floyd of Florence for $294,000. Council also agreed to coapply with Central Carolina Technical College for an economic development grant for the college’s planned manufacturing technology center on Broad Street. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 774-1272.

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USC Sumter faculty members get grants Five University of South Carolina Sumter faculty members were recently awarded Research Initiative for Summer Engagement (RISE) grants. Drs. Mary Ellen Bellanca, Kajal Bose Ghoshroy, Hayes D. Hampton, Michele Reese and Park Bucker were recipients of the grants for their respective areas of expertise and will spend the summer performing research related to their field. The RISE program provides financial support to faculty members at senior and regional campuses for summer salary, research supplies, travel related to research and undergraduate student support. Faculty members can also use these funds to spend the summer collaborating with USC Columbia faculty members.

Job fair today for corrections officers Lee Correctional Institution is hosting a jobs fair today for potential corrections officers. The job fair will be held at the corrections center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for officers who can work 12-hour shifts for 14 days a month. Jobs start with a base salary of $24,096, with a chance to grow up to $31,312 after two years. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years old with a high school diploma and no criminal record. Lee Correctional is located at 990 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville. Applicants should bring their driver’s license to enter the institution. For more information contact a recruiter at (803) 8961665.

Lee County library now SC Works site BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item BISHOPVILLE – A new partnership promises to make it easier for Lee County job seekers to find employment. Santee-Lynches Workforce Development Deputy Director Gwen Davis said the Lee County Public Library is now serving as a SC Works site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays “This partnerSC WORKS CENTERS ship started July 1, and we think it BISHOPVILLE is a perfect fit,” Address: Lee County Public Davis said. Library, 200 N. Main St., Hours: Monday and Wednes“SC Works day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. staff will be on hand to assist job SUMTER Address: 31 E. Calhoun St. seekers in accessHours: Monday through Friday, ing employment 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. related services. MANNING For 15 years, Address: 3351 Sumter South Carolina Highway has been impleHours: Tuesday and Wednesmenting the 1998 day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Workforce InvestCAMDEN ment Act through Address: 205 E. Dekalb St. Hours: Monday through Friday, a statewide sys8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tem that helps job seekers prepare for employment and helps businesses access employees, Davis said. The Lee County Library has a dozen computers available to patrons and job seekers, said Head Librarian Dawn Ellen. “I think it is a natural fit,” Ellen said. “Our regular patrons will still be able to use the computers. They (career specialists) will also have laptops that can be used. I don’t think there will be any problem at all accommodating our patrons and those participating in this program.” SC Works Online Services links all of South Carolina’s state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are

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Santee-Lynches Workforce Career Counselor Katrina Lake, standing second from left, helps job seekers at the newest SC Works site in the tri-county area, the Lee County Public Library.

the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce and South Carolina’s 12 Workforce Investment Boards, which administer SC Works Centers in South Carolina. Lee County is part of the Santee-Lynches region which is comprised of Lee, Sumter, Clarendon and Kershaw counties. “Job seekers are able to access all the services on a website (www.scworks.org),” Davis said. “They don’t have to leave their home. But our career specialists at the centers are there to help job seekers navigate the (SC Works) system, so they can get registered. They can find out the jobs that are available. They can build a résumé, and the system will match them with a job that fits their resume.” The employment services are delivered through the state’s comprehensive SC Works system. In Lee County, the centers, formerly called one-stop shops for job seekers, has had various sites and has been housed at the Bishopville campus of Central Carolina Technical College, located on the top floor of the

Lee County Education Center, above the library. Workforce Career Specialist Katrina Lake said the library has an advantage over other part-time employment support centers. “When we were upstairs (Central Carolina), people could only come when we were on site and that’s just two days a week,” Lake said. “At the library, people can come in whenever it is open to work on their résumé or to access any of the services.” Lake said today’s job seekers must understand how to be successful in today’s changing job market. “The job market has changed a lot in 10 years,” Lake said. “Today, job seekers must restructure themselves to be successful. Now, everything is on the computer. You must have an online résumé.” Workforce career specialists often provide computer training as a strategy to support the individual seeking employment, Davis said.

Be careful when posting on social media sites FROM STAFF REPORTS Sumter Police Department officials are advising the public not to over share personal information on social network sites that potential criminals might use to their advantage. Posting information about when and where you are on vacation or your daily activities provides criminals with vital information about you, your routine and your whereabouts, according to the department.

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Many social media platforms tag your posts showing the location where your posts are made from. This allows someone to see if you are posting from home or elsewhere. Comments like “watching the game on my new big screen” tell thieves what items they can find in your home. Posting your birth date gives criminals valuable data that can assist them in stealing your identity. “The information you post is

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all there for anyone to see,” Police Chief Russell Roark said. “While we have not had any reported incidents in which crimes were committed due to information gathered from social networking sites, the potential for it to be used unlawfully is readily apparent,” he added. Taking the following precautions can help reduce the risk of social media information being used in a crime against you: • Don’t share personal data, daily routines or schedules;

• Share information only with those on your friend list, and do not post anything that can be seen publicly; • Don’t reveal any information that you wouldn’t want a stranger to know about you; and • Use privacy settings to control who can see information that you post. For more information, contact the Sumter Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at (803) 436-2723.

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WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN?

Dolly Parton said, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Local residents are crossing their fingers the clouds will part long enough for a rainbow or two — and soon. After the dry summers of the past few years, daily flooding of the streets is not exactly a blessed relief to many; however, they are an anomaly to some readers, who were so astounded at the amount of water in the streets, they stopped to snap these photos and send them in. Time will tell if the excessive rainwater will make our melons mushy, our tomatoes mealy and our toes mildewy. Meanwhile, whoever’s doing those rain dances, how about a little break?

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Water flows from Kmart to Wesmark Plaza in this photo taken by Stacy Strickland.

ABOVE: Stacey Robertson’s photo shows what resembles a pond next to Ashleigh Furniture on U.S. 378.

LEFT: Debbie Keslo submitted this photo of water flowing under the new U.S. 521 bridge taken at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. Kimberly Harrington’s yard on Pinecrest Drive, across from Sumter Flea Market, showed significant flooding. Sumter County workers cleaned out drainage ditches early Thursday morning to help the water to recede.

Stacy Strickland submitted this photo of a car in the water at Boulevard and Craig streets.

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Re-enactors pray on the beach on Morris Island on Thursday in Charleston in a ceremony honoring the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the black Union unit that attacked Confederate Battery Wagner in a fight recounted in the film “Glory.� Six days of events next week will mark the 150th anniversary of the battle.

Civil War battle by black troops recalled during re-enactment SULLIVANS ISLAND (AP) — Dozens of Civil War re-enactors gathered Thursday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a famed attack by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry — a battle in South Carolina that showed the world black soldiers could fight and was chronicled in the movie “Glory.� Re-enactors portraying members of the black Union regiment as well as Confederate counterparts defending Battery Wagner in Charleston Harbor planned to travel Thursday afternoon by boat to Morris Island, site of the battle, to lay a wreath and fire a salute. Speeches and Civil War-period music also were planned on nearby Sullivans Island — an inhabited barrier island near the harbor entrance — about the time of the evening attack 150 years ago. Luminaries were to be lit by nightfall in memory of the dead. The 54th was raised in Boston and of the 600 black troops who bravely charged Battery Wagner, 218 were killed, wounded or cap-

tured in fierce fighting. The 54th later served in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida before returning to Massachusetts at war’s end. “This is probably the most significant anniversary of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War,� said Walter Sanderson, a re-enactor from Upper Marlboro, Md. “It was a primary test for AfricanAmerican troops in a very difficult assault. They proved themselves to be a quality regiment under the most severe duress.� Usually, there are about a dozen black re-enactors who make the trip each year. This year, more than 50 black re-enactors and several dozen Confederate re-enactors were gathering, some from such distant states as California. “Going out on that island has special meaning today,� said Joe McGill, a black Charleston re-enactor who makes the journey every July 18. The attack was part of an unsuccessful campaign by federal forces to capture Charleston, the city where the Civil War began in

1861 with a bombardment of federally held Fort Sumter. The Confederates would hold Charleston until late in the war, when they abandoned it as Union troops moved across South Carolina further to the west. While the Battery Wagner attack was unsuccessful, the valor of the black troops dispelled the thought — common in both the North and the South early in the war — that blacks could not fight. It also encouraged the enlistment of another 200,000 black troops in the Union army. “It’s just an honor to be here. The 54th proved that black troops could fight in a battle,� said Louis Carter of Richmond, Va. He said Battery Wagner and several earlier smaller fights involving black troops “disproved that stereotype that we would run.� Leon Watkins of San Francisco carried the flag in the movie “Glory.� A former Marine, he said “if this hadn’t happened here 150 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to help provide the blanket of security we all sleep under.�

DOT looks into possible 8,000-year-old site LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators from the South Carolina Department of Transportation and archaeologists have begun looking into whether a site near Lake City contains human remains and artifacts from 8,000 years ago. The Morning News of Florence reported Thursday that transportation department archaeologist Chad Long said the site was discovered two years ago. Long said the site is being studied to see if the deposits need protection. “Right now we’re trying to protect the site and the sensitive deposits there,� Long said. “A crew is in the very ini-

tial stages of data recovery, and we’re learning more about the site by the day. We plan to do an intense investigation to retrieve information, interpreting it and doing analysis.� The site contains human remains, ceramic shards and other artifacts, Long said. He said the transportation department is consulting with the Catawba Indian Nation and historic preservationists. The site was found during studies for the widening of Highway 378, but the dig work is not expected to cause a delay in the highway project, Long said. The archaeologist said the quality of de-

posits is good because they aren’t highly fragmented, and researchers will be able to determine certain time periods when the site was being used. Long said the investigation will take at least

10 more weeks. “Due to the very sensitive deposits, the site is not open to the public. It’s not safe to be out there, and we are asking people to stay away until the investigation is complete,� Long said.

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FLOODING from Page A1 midnight dealing with some of the worse issues. We had 2-and-a-half inches to 3 inches in 45 minutes. That’s a tremendous amount, and the drains cannot handle all that water at one time.� Insurance companies and cleaning companies also received an influx of calls following Wednesday’s deluge. “Most of our calls at this point are from water damage,� said Charles Bostic Jr. with State Farm Insurance. “We’ve had roofs leaking and the most of them lately have been standing water in the yard that is coming into homes, apartments and businesses.� While the roof is usually covered in home insurance provided it is not a maintenance issue and water damage to vehicles is covered in a comprehensive policy, coverage for damage caused by standing water entering a home must fall under a separate flood insurance policy. “There is a misconception that you only need flood insurance if you live near a river or lake, but the definition of flood is actually standing or rising ground water,� Bostic said. The cost of flood insurance policies vary depending on

value and location of the home in relation to flood zones, he said. Property owners are responsible for flood coverage, but tenants are responsible for renters’ insurance for water damage to personal property. “In most cases, unless you are in a special flood hazard zone, flood insurance is relatively affordable,� Bostic said. “Renters’ insurance is extremely inexpensive averaging $120 a year or less.� While Hiram Spittle, owner of Spittle’s Cleaning and Restoration, had only half a dozen calls Thursday, he said he is expecting more. “People are going to go in and find water where they didn’t know they have it,� he said. “When it comes in that much that quick it gets to be a mess.� Despite the wet weather, Hayes said the Sumter area has been fortunate so far. “As far as we know, public works has not had any roads washed out or major damage,� he said Thursday. “Last night we did have some trees down. I just really hope we don’t get a tropical storm or hurricane skimming the coast any time soon.� With the weather still calling for anywhere from 20 to

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A home off Alice Drive across from First Assembly of God sees water flood the yard Wednesday night, a consequence of heavy rains and storms that swept through the area.

60 percent chance of rain the next few days, people may not have the chance to dry out before the next round hits. And while the storm water system and sewer system are separate, such washouts can lead to storm water infiltrating the sewer system causing

sanitation issues, Harris said. That is why regular maintenance is important. “Every 10 to 15 years, it comes down like this,� Harris said. “Having dealt with it 35 years, the drainage is working pretty good. It’s functioning the way it was supposed to. We’re just in an unusual situ-

ation with some areas that haven’t seen this kind of rain in years, (and) we are doing everything we can to deal with the issues.� He encouraged continued patience. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan compromise on student loans promises better deals for students and parents during the next few years but could spell higher rates as the economy improves. The Senate deal pegs the interest rates on new loans to the financial markets and was expected to come to a vote next week, well before students returning to campus this fall had to sign their loan agreements. Under the deal, undergraduates this fall could borrow at a 3.9

percent interest rate. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would be able to borrow at 6.4 percent. Those rates would climb as the economy improves and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. The compromise heads off the doubling of rates on some students loans, which would cost students an extra $2,600. “We have gone through weeks of negotiations and we have an

agreement,� said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack was “glad to see that a compromise seems to be coming together.� And Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said students benefited: “For every one of them, the interest rates on their loans will be lower.� At least for now. The compromise could be a good deal for students through the 2015 academic year, but then interest rates are expected to climb above where

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JOHNSON from Page A1 Apartments on March 22, 2011, knock on apartment doors and shoot the first person who answered, aside from females. Jurors took about two hours to agree with the state, although they returned a not guilty verdict for an additional charge of accessory after the fact to murder, finding Johnson did not help his associates after the shooting. Davis died not long after a shot was fired into his apartment in the late evening hours of March 22 shortly after the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlfriend answered the door. Testimony indicated Brandon, the suspected killer, had previously gone to a different apartment, but no one answered the door. Stamps testified Wednesday that the initial apartment was chosen because a man had left that unit earlier and shot at Stamps, who was guarding another apartment after a prior altercation between rival gangs. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gang connections, and alleged leadership of the local 135 Piru set of the Bloods, was central to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case against him, and Manning attorney Shaun Kent told Seals after the verdict that he thinks the jury judged Johnson based on his gang affiliation, not his guilt in the actual killing. Kent asked for a new trial, but Seals denied that request. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they convicted him for being the mem-

ber of a gang, and its possible leader,â&#x20AC;? Kent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe they convicted him for his role in the murder.â&#x20AC;? Members of Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set, including Stamps, Bradley, Dontae Clayton, and an associate of a prior Bloods-affiliated gang Johnson led, William C. Morgan, however, told jurors this week that Johnson made every decision carried out by the Piru members, including punishments handed out for disobedience. Stamps told jurors that he was even threatened to join the gang. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You either get down with them or they make more problems for you in the future,â&#x20AC;? Stamps said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Johnson) told me to either get down or lay down. That means Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to get beat up either way. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worse if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t join.â&#x20AC;? Bradley said Wednesday that Johnson, known by his street name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bless,â&#x20AC;? was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;big dog of Sumterâ&#x20AC;? for the Piru, a gang that started in Compton, Calif., and includes sets on the East Coast in New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bless want you to put in work, ... that means to rob and get other people (wearing rival gang colors),â&#x20AC;? Bradley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our turf (which included Friendship Apartments) was very important. We protect that under Blessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; command. You not down

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with 135 and come around us, something bad going to happen, especially if you in another gang.â&#x20AC;? Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shooting, according to multiple witnesses, stemmed from a situation roughly nine hours earlier on March 22 where members of rival gang Folk Nation came into the parking lot of ROBERT J. BAKER / THE ITEM Friendship Apartments At-large Circuit Court Judge William Seals Jr., center, listens to a recording of pre-trial moafter attending a nearby tions made in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case against Mickey M. Johnson on Thursday at the Sumter funeral service. Morgan County Judicial Center. said Johnson took a gun from him and fired it at rival gang members, arrested about a week â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t talk to (Branâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried to make after the shooting. Bradthough no one was hurt don) because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sense of this ... and the in that incident. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ley and Stamps have here. His case is still only answer that has pleaded guilty to accesso- pending due to his menpointing and presenting come up each time is selfand unlawful carrying of a ry after the fact to murder tal evaluation, which ishness, power, rank and pistol charges came from and voluntary manhasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done yet. In no regard for human life,â&#x20AC;? that incident. slaughter, respectively, for this case, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conshe said. Her identity is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bless was angry that their roles in the shooting. cern isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to solve a murbeing withheld at law enthey on our turf,â&#x20AC;? Bradley They have yet to be sender, their concern is shut- forcementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. said. Morgan said he tenced, and Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ting down gangs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Punishment wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring never joined the Piru bemurder charges remain Johnson told Seals bemy beloved back, but I cause he â&#x20AC;&#x153;knows how pending after his attorney fore sentencing that he think it will give me some (Johnson) is.â&#x20AC;? was granted a motion for â&#x20AC;&#x153;canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m perfect.â&#x20AC;? peace.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He ask me a few times a mental evaluation last â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the bad Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brother, Michael to be Piru, but I know ... year. choices I have made gave Tindal, agreed, sending something donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go right, In his closing argume the image that has me an email to The Item sayments, Kent tried to use you going to have to deal in this court now,â&#x20AC;? he ing Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conviction Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pending case with it,â&#x20AC;? Morgan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t order, I and sentence gives his to sway the jury away didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want any part of didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t told anybody to family some closure. that.â&#x20AC;? from convicting his client shoot anybody. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing is going to Bradley and Stamps of accessory after or beI pray for the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fam- bring Adrian back, but told jurors that ultimately fore the fact to murder. ily. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry the girl lost this will keep another Johnson and his secondKent had admitted in his her boyfriend. But she family from going in-command, Garnett opening arguments that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what I did. I through what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had Davis, no relation to the his client did indeed point donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right what to go through,â&#x20AC;? he said. victim, drove them to a lot and present a firearm and happened to him, but I â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully this helps near Friendship Apartunlawfully carried a pistol didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything to send a message to these ments, and that Johnson in the afternoon altercado with it.â&#x20AC;? young men out there gave Brandon instruction on March 22, 2011. Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; girlfriend at the committing these sensetions outside the car in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The one thing we time of his death told less acts.â&#x20AC;? the shooting. Stamps was should care about here is Seals during sentencing to serve as lookout, while the murder and that case that she struggles every Reach Robert J. Baker Bradley was to be the get- is still pending,â&#x20AC;? Kent said. day with his loss. at (803) 774-1211. away driver. Bradley, Stamps, Garnett Davis, Johnson and Brandon were ultimately

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OPINION FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

THE ITEM

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GUEST COMMENTARY

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Terminate Bynum, no matter the cost BY BLAKE WARD

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o Chairman Schultz and members of the Sumter School District Board of Trustees: I would like to take this opportunity to first say “thank you” for putting immense pressure on the superintendent to fix the many problems in Sumter School District. Also, thank you to those who have realized that SWEET 16 is an ineffective tool that only puts unnecessary pressure on teachers and a heavy workload on administrators. As a former student, I can attest to the fact that discipline became a joke at Sumter High School the minute administrators started SWEET 16 all simply because they had to focus on SWEET 16 rather than dealing with problematic students. How can teachers teach effecBlake tively if there WARD is no discipline? They can’t. So, thank you for solving a big piece of the problem. I agree that all of these problems as mentioned at the last meeting cannot be resolved overnight. It simply wouldn’t be logical to try to do so. I applaud you all for agreeing to take your time in an effort as it seems to do this right. As a recently graduated student who has observed and has a good idea of how education in Sumter works, as well as a taxpayer and as a leader in the movement for change in the school district’s leadership, I feel as if it would be in the best interest of the students, teachers, parents and the board for Mr. Sterling Harris to be terminated immediately. His taunting of teachers and students (I was stopped by him in the hallway several times by him for him to comment on something I had posted on Facebook) for speaking out against obvious wrongdoing is unacceptable and he has no place in the Sumter community. He obviously agrees with that statement because he chooses to reside in Columbia thus having no real interest in the Sumter community past having a 7-5 job here. Give Harris the boot. There is no other option for Sumter High, the district’s flagship high school, to rebuild. Next, it would be in the best interest of said parties to terminate Dr. Dixon. She pulled the wool over the board’s eyes knowing good and well her ownership of SWEET 16 as it exists in Sumter was a definite conflict of interest and controversy. She obviously is not loyal to the school district or its students and thus deserves no seat in Sumter (or any of our tax dollars, might I add). If she was loyal, she would have had no shame in coming clean about the ownership in the very beginning. Next, I believe that regardless of whatever be part of the plan he releases or will

have released by July 22, Superintendent Randolph Bynum should be terminated no matter the cost. The hole he as dug himself with regard to trust by all members of the community is too deep for him to recover from. Simply put, there is no way that any member of this community can trust him ever again in a manor necessary to improving education in such a dynamic community. Randolph Bynum has to go. Period. Once he is gone, it would be appropriate to reverse all of the personnel moves that he has made (some on the advice of Harris) within the walls of Sumter High. Put Luther Barnett, the most sophisticated and intellectual teacher I’ve ever had, back in the IB program that Sumter High has boasted for almost 10 years. Put Heidi Adler back at her post in the IB program. Put Stephanie Johnston, one of the most loyal members and brightest law teachers I’ve had at Sumter High back at her home on C Hall. For crying out loud, the all-knowing Sterling Harris has accused her of being disloyal. Disloyal? She graduated from Sumter High School. She was a member of Student Government, Prom Committee, Beta Club, etc. The list goes on. Her life has revolved around Sumter High and this selfanointed narcissist has the gall to call her disloyal to her home in the comfort of his closed-door office? Give me a break. All of the moves that he and Bynum have made together obviously, again, are not in the best interests of the students. Board members, please listen to what I tell you. These are the problems. If we allow these opportunistic arrogant bullies to continue, Sumter’s future will be destroyed. Our kids will stand no chance. The history hallway at Sumter High alone will be unrecognizable from three years ago. These teachers who were there three years ago who will no longer be there are as follows: Evelyn Whitmire, Chris Shefer, Steve Corley, Grayson Howell, Herb Keefe, Stephanie Johnston, Nancy Hart (who moved to the remedial education department and has thus gotten a job elsewhere) and John Taylor. That’s easily 200 years of experience that has just walked out the door because of Sterling Harris and Randolph Bynum. Ask any of them if that is the real reason and they will be glad to tell you more. Please. Make it stop. You can save Sumter. You can be my unborn children’s heroes and my grandchildren’s heroes. Your legacy can be remembered for generations as the courageous school board that single handedly saved Sumter’s education. Save Sumter, people. The responsibility lies with you today. I hope to see the changes continue in a positive direction, and I thank you for work so far and your attention to my concerns. Blake Ward is a former student in Sumter School District.

GUEST COMMENTARY

An atmosphere of intimidation can be seen throughout district BY SHIRLEY JAMES

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o the Sumter School District Board of Trustees: I have been teaching for over 30 years, 16 of those at Alice Drive Elementary School. I want to personally thank you for the efforts you are putting forth to bring about needed changes in our school district. As a product of the former Sumter School District Two and an employee of the former Sumter School District 17, I was delighted when the two districts were consolidated because it unified two important aspects of my life. It also provided Sumter County the opportunity to take the best from two very good school districts and apply them to the newly formed consolidated district — Sumter School District — making us one of the more outstanding school districts. I looked forward to the changes. As a veteran teacher, I feel compelled to share my concerns about the direction in which this district is moving. First, one major change that captured my attention took place on the first day students returned to school during the first year of our current administration. On that day, a representative from the district office was dispatched to each school wearing his/her identification badge with clipboard and pen in hand. The district office representative assigned to our building was pleasant and very helpful. He helped us in any capacity where he saw there was a need. I’ll always remember how he assisted us with the children’s lunch numbers. In spite of his pleasantness and helpfulness, there was something unnerving about the presence of a district representative with a clipboard in the school building the entire week of the first week of the school year. This was the beginning of the creation of an atmosphere of intimidation throughout the entire school district. Second, the next change was the implementation of the Systematic Way to Ensure Effective Teaching, better known as SWEET 16. As the title indicates, this instrument or audit did some of everything except create effective teaching. It further advanced an environment

of intimidation. So much time and energy were spent preparing for the SWEET 16 audit. Why? What was the purpose? How could this instrument have had a positive effect on the quality of my teaching that would have benefited my students? When I was observed Dec. 11, 2012, I did not receive any formal feedback until May 8, 2013. At that late date, how could this instrument have had a positive effect on the quality of my teaching that would have benefited my students? The time that was taken for administrators and other SWEET 16 observers to process their performance reports must have been a tremendous waste of professional time and talent, not to mention cost. These costs included, but were not limited to, paying substitutes to cover teacher observers’ classrooms and costly publications. The observers had to transcribe the observations and these reports were sent to the district office where they remained for quite some time. In addition to the SWEET 16 audits, school administrators were required to make a number of SWEET 16 “walk through” observations each week. Third, during the course of the school year, when teachers attended various workshops, the presenters did not have needed materials to adequately complete the training for the workshops. Fourth, the disciplinary policy requires a lot of teacher documentation which consumes a tremendous amount of time. The steps and levels in the discipline procedure provide a disruptive student too many opportunities to disrupt the learning environment. The disruptive student has rights, but these rights should not infringe on the rights of the students that behave. There have been numerous editorials, commentaries and letters to the editor in The Item, and I hope that you have been reading them because they have been the voices for many of us who have been reluctant to speak out. Mrs. Anita Jones wrote a commentary that appeared in The Item on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, that gave a vivid account of

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many of the concerns of others throughout the school district. I highly recommend the reading or the re-reading of her commentary to anyone who wants to understand the recent decisions you, the members of the Sumter School District Board, have made and will have to make prior to the July 22 board meeting. There are teachers and other district employees who would gladly express their concerns to you if they were not fearful of losing their positions. Some of us have been reluctant to be seen at certain school board meetings for fear of being reprimanded. I am a district employee who is fearful of voicing my concerns. However, I have decided that the quality of our students’ education is far more important than the risk of my job. If I am reprimanded, I will let you, the Board of Trustees, and the public know, and I will ask for your support. I am not a complainer, and I am one who usually goes through the chain of command, but I do not want to involve anyone other than myself if there are repercussions. This is why I am addressing these concerns in a public format. As Mrs. Jones stated in her commentary, “It is truly a sad time, and it is the students who will suffer the most in the long run.” Therefore, as you prepare to make decisions between now and July 22, I implore you to consider the facts presented to you by district personnel and the members of the community and do what is right, fair and best for our children and for Sumter County. The decisions you have to make are important, but at this point the major ones should not be difficult. They should be about providing our children with a sound educational environment. The recent decision concerning SWEET 16 gives us some hope, but we must have more than hope. We are all stakeholders, and an essential part of our future is in your hands. May God be with you during this important decision-making process. Shirley James is a fifthgrade teacher at Alice Drive Elementary School.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Parents need to speak out about uniforms at Furman Middle I have been reading with interest letters to the editor concerning Sumter School District, in particular, Mr. Bynum, Ms. Dixon and the school board that is the voice for our children. Some of the administrators, including the school board members, should put them first instead of themselves. They should also value teachers. Good teachers can inspire and help children succeed therefore contributing to our society. Which teacher inspired you Mr. Bynum? Unfortunately, some teachers are just there for the pay and like the students, waiting for the day to end and dreading tomorrow. Mr. Bynum, it seems, like you are trying to turn our small town schools into urban schools, I have to wonder, do you receive any incentives? I see our schools on a downward spiral as long as this administration remains. I would like to address another issue: Furman Middle School uniforms. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only looking at the negative aspects of not wearing uniforms. You say, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less violence, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more respect out of the students, less bullying while in uniform because everyone is dressed the same. Whatever happened to freedom of expression? Why not just punish those students that dress inappropriately? Let the kids have some individuality. How humiliating is it to make students wear garbage bags over their feet, and in addition to the humiliation and in-school suspension, they get picked at and bullied. If photographers for school pictures are wondering why parents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buying photos, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because when pictures are taken, we choose to dress in our best or favorite at-

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tire, and parents and students realize that we/ they do not have a choice in what is worn. Navy blue or white? These are such drab colors. Did a male decide them? What happened to freedom of expression? Furthermore, why arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t school uniforms mandatory for every school within the district? SWEET 16 was implemented in all of the schools. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fair to students. My daughter would rather attend Alice Drive Middle School or Bates Middle School because uniforms arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t required. I urge the board to reconsider making uniforms mandatory at only some of the schools within the district. Students and parents of Furman Middle School, please, speak out against uniforms. GINA NASWORTHY Sumter

Sumter High faculty has never been against change I have heard enough of Sumter High Principal Sterling Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; constant refrain that the problems being experienced at the school are due to the faculty members being resistant to change. Nonsense. I served two decades as a faculty member and administrator at Sumter High School. The faculty is not, nor has it ever been against change. They are, however, resistant to incompetent change. Working with the Sumter High faculty is really very easy if the leadership takes the time to work collaboratively with them about pending change. Collegiality is expected and deserved by educational professionals. Suggestions offered by the experienced faculty after collaboration strengthens the end product and serves to gain their support. What follows is support for the change even from fac-

ulty who did not individually agree with the change. The difference in this process and the one currently being imposed by Mr. Harris is that the faculty was informed, allowed to participate and voice their opinions and knew that their professional advice was considered. Above all, they were respected as professionals in the process. It has been my experience that professionals in any endeavor do not react positively to tactics of intimidation, vindictiveness, bullying, threats and retaliation. Unfortunately, these are the most prevalent tactics being employed by the leadership in Sumter School District. This includes Mr. Bynum, Mr. Harris and many others. Mr. Harris has had many embarrassing and noteworthy moments in his brief tenure at Sumter High. My favorite is in his letter to the South Carolina State Department of Education in which he accuses the agency of colluding with Sumter High faculty to thwart the HSAP testing program this year. Supreme arrogance is the only explanation, along with a generous helping of falsifications for his style. The best descriptors I can think of for the leadership style of Mr. Sterling Harris is paranoid, aggressive incompetence. The sooner this leadership experiment is rectified by Sumter School District, the sooner the healing process can begin. It will take years to recover from the chaos created in the past couple of years, but it is necessary that it begin immediately. PHIL COOK, Ed.D. Blairsville, Ga.

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Many still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand Zimmerman case After reading Eartha Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter of July 17, 2013, I was left wondering how so many people still do not understand what really happened in the case of George Zimmerman vs. Trayvon Martin. I think I may have come up with a better way to explain it so that even those with closed minds or who only see the color of people in a case and not the facts can understand it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does our freedom give us the right to gun down a fellow American simply because we suspect he or she is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;up to no good,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wearing a hoodie or because of the color of his or her skin?â&#x20AC;? The answer is no. The continued belief that Mr. Zimmerman was a racist is a media-promoted miscarriage of justice. For those who have done more than listen to CNN or MSNBC we have learned that George and his wife mentored two young black children. That does not sound like something a racist would spend their time doing. Anyone at all who followed this case or listened to the trial knows that George did not simply walk up and gun down Trayvon Martin. According to testimony and evidence, Trayvon was beating George Zimmermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head into a concrete sidewalk and that is the reason he was shot. Let me reiterate that, he was not shot because of a hoodie or skin color, he was shot because he was bashing another manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head into a concrete sidewalk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was no denial

that George Zimmerman pulled the trigger, regardless of the excuse he gave for committing the crime.â&#x20AC;? Well, the evidence shows and so does witness testimony that Trayvon Martin had offensive wounds to his fists while George Zimmerman had defensive wounds to his head. Regardless of the fact that George followed Trayvon, Trayvon did not have a right to attack him or try to bash his head into a concrete sidewalk. If Trayvon felt threatened he should have called the police (something George did do), or run home or to a neighbor, anything but confront the person who is following you. JOHN GAYDOS Wedgefield Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350-word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Itemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, www. theitem.com.

New Jim Crow invented for young black men W.E.B. DuBois said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery.â&#x20AC;? Young black men, why are we in record numbers shooting and killing each other and returning to slavery and the New Jim Crow; incarceration for life, sometimes two life sentences. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you realize that the two-strike law and the three-strike law were designed primarily for you? Why are you shooting each other over $200 or $1,000 worth of drugs, something that will ruin your

health and destroy your family life? You are being used to begin with. Why are you the cheap pimp? Why arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you the big man? Last time I checked, there were 480 persons in the Sumter County Jail, 380 of them were black. The 380 didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get away, what makes you think you could get away? Stop helping the New Jim Crow. Many of your people are dying for your right to vote and get an education. You want to fight and die for something, try that. Stop killing each other and try helping each other. When was the last time you took your younger brother or sister to one of the HOPE Centers and did something positive? When was the last time you hugged your mother or father and told them that you loved them and that you wanted to go to church with them? When was the last time you did something for an elderly person in your family or the community? When was the last time you looked in the mirror and said I need to change my life? When was the last time you said thank you to anyone? Stop the killing. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to shoot somebody to be a man. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to be able to walk around free than to be locked up and have someone to tell you when to wake up, when to get up, when to sit down, when to eat, when to watch TV, when to go to bed and when you can call your momma. Think about it. The New Jim Crow called incarceration wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t invented by you, it was invented for you. FERDINAND BURNS Sumter

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Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Sunday — Adult ministry’s anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces: * Sunday, July 28 — Youth Explosion at 10:30 a.m. Minister Joshua Brand will speak. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive, Summerton, announces: * Sunday — 16th pastoral anniversary celebration of the Rev. David Lawson at 3 p.m. Minister Delbert Singleton will speak. Beulah AME Church, 3175 Florence Highway, announces: * Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25 — Revival at 7 nightly as follows: Tuesday, ladies night; Wednesday, young people’s night; and Thursday, men’s night. Speakers vary. Calvary Baptist Church, 459 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, announces: * Saturday, Aug. 3 — MidCarolina singing at 7 p.m. featuring Vocal Reunion and Cedar Creek Quartet. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 774 Douglas Ave., announces: * Sunday — 18th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 2:45 p.m. Pastor Mary Harvin will speak. Concord Baptist Church, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, announces: * Saturday — Pre-registration for Vacation Bible School 4-6 p.m. * Sunday-Friday, July 26 — Vacation Bible School for age 3 years through fifth grade as follows: 6-8 nightly SundayThursday; and 6:30 p.m. Friday, VBS commencement. Dinner served at 6 p.m. * Thursday, Aug. 8 — Gospel concert at 7 p.m. featuring LeFevre Quartet. A love offering will be received. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 25 Community St., announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 4 — Lord’s Day communion worship at 10:30 a.m. Wear white or black attire. Cross Road CFM / St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 845 Webb St., announces: * Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26, and Sunday, July 28 — 2013 Holy Convocation as follows: 7 p.m. Wednesday, prayer and consecration services; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Mary J. Ragins will speak; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bishop Joseph Miller will speak; and 11 a.m. Sunday, Bishop Sylvester Francis will speak. * Friday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 11 — Celebration services in honor of the fifth ministerial anniversary of Evangelist Samantha White Francis as follows: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pastor Dorothy Maple will speak; and 11 a.m. Sunday, Associate Minister Cynthia Golden will speak. Ebenezer AME Church, 119 E. Sumter St., Mayesville, announces: * Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24 — Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. Lemuel Washington will speak. Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry, 1098 Lemmon Ave. at Boyle’s Point on Wyboo (across from Camp Bob Cooper): * Interdenominational worship program at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday through Sept. 1. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., announces: * Sunday — Youth Sunday service. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by worship services at 11:30 a.m. First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces: * Saturday-Sunday — Family and friends weekend as follows: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, cookout; 10:45 am. Sunday, worship service; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Gospel Jazz on the Yard. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces: * Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26 — Revival at 7 nightly.

* Sunday, July 28 — Member appreciation program at 11 a.m. Full Proof Deliverance Ministry, 2758 S.C. 341 S., Olanta, announces: * Today-Sunday — First anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5405 Black River Road, Rembert, announces: * Through July 31, the church is hosting a Harvest Hope Food Bank food drive. Contact Quentina Gregg at (803) 840-6405 or project kingdomwork@gmail.com. * Friday, July 26 — Mini shut-in worship service: Girl’s night out! “Date Night with a King” 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Pastor Linda Speed and Minister Roneika China-Jeannette will speak. Elder Erica Lakin will serve as guest Psalmist. Call Quentina Gregg at (803) 8406405. * Sunday, July 28 — Women’s Day celebration. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. worship. High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday — Senior choir anniversary celebration during 10:15 a.m. worship. Historic Santee AME Church, 1045 Dingle Pond Road, Summerton, announces: * Sunday — Layman program at 3 p.m. Program will consist of the 66 books of the Bible. Howard Chapel AME Church, 6338 Old Manning Road, New Zion, announces: * Saturday, July 27 — Community and family fun day festival beginning at 9 a.m. at Britton Park, Bellwood community, Manning, with games, food, singing and more. * Saturday, Aug. 3 — Family fun day festival and health fair at 9 a.m. featuring games, singing, and food. There will be workshops and free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, carseat safety, and more. Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell,

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announces: * Sunday — Pastor’s Aide anniversary during 10 a.m. worship. Church school begins at 9 a.m. * Sunday-Friday, July 28-Aug. 2 — Revival at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 nightly Monday-Friday. Kingsbury Road Church of Christ, 215 Kingsbury Road, announces: * Saturday, July 27 — Food drive giveaway at 1 p.m. LaGree AME Church, 2920 Kolb Road, announces: * Sunday — Morning prayer line at 8 a.m. Dial in number is (641) 715-3300, Code 1070915#. Church school begins at 10 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. worship. * Monday, July 22 — YPD SWAG Bible study at 6 p.m. * Tuesday, July 23 — Adult study of Revelation at 7 p.m. * Thursday, July 25 — SWAG tutoring program focusing on reading and math at 6 p.m. Open to all ages. * Sunday, July 28 — SOA breakfast served from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. SWAG Sunday. Land Flowing with Milk & Honey Ministry, 1335 Peach Orchard Road, announces: * Saturday, July 27 — Graduation commencement ceremonies at 11 a.m. for International Overcoming College of Religion, The James Dussault University. Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 9788 Silver Road, Silver community, Manning, announces: * Sunday, July 28 — Men’s Day program at 4 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Sam Whack will speak. Mount Pisgah AME Church, 217 W. Bartlette St., announces: * Sunday — Pastoral appreciation service at 10 a.m. honoring the Rev. Dr. Betty D. Clark and family. Mount Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 Paxville Highway, announces: * Sunday — Homecoming at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. W.T. Johnson will speak. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:

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JOBLESS from Page A1 that saw their unemployment rates drop in June — Fairfield and York — were also the only two counties in the state to see their labor force shrink. During the past two months, Sumter’s unemployment rate has climbed by 1.6 percentage points, and is threatening to return to the double-digit rates the local area has not seen since January. A year ago, the Sumter County rate sat at 11.0 percent. Statewide the unemployment rate — which unlike county figures is seasonally adjusted — climbed slightly, up 0.1 percentage points to 8.1 percent. Both of South Carolina’s neighboring states saw their unemployment rates remain unchanged and higher than the Palmetto State’s rate, with Georgia sitting at 8.3 percent and North Carolina at 8.8 percent. But while the recent figures from the DEW could cause doubts about the local job market, a recent study by economic developers says the Sumter job outlook appears to be is improving. Newgeography.com,

a website produced in part by the economic development consulting firm Praxis Strategy Group, recently said the Sumter market improved significantly in their “Best Cities for Job Growth” rankings for 2013, climbing some 164 spots in the annual study. Last year, newgeography.com ranked Sumter near the bottom nationally, saying 372 of the 397 other metropolitan areas in the country had a better job market. This year, however, the study said Sumter improved to move to the middle of the pack nationally. With the rapid increase, Sumter passed several regional metropolitan areas in their job outlooks, including both Florence and the AugustaAiken metropolitan areas. For comparison, the city directly below Sumter in the newgeography.com study – Rapid City, S.D. – currently has an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent and last year ranked 73rd in the report. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 7741201.

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“That means we need supplies like pencils, pens, notebook paper — both college and wide rule — composition books, three-ring binders, that sort of thing. We’ll accept any quantity.” United Ministries has a list on its website of items needed to complete kits for students. All items on the list should be new, with the exception of gently used books. They should be in at least by July 31, to allow time for packing. Donations are distributed through guidance personnel during the first week of school. Champagne said teachers are careful to distribute the supplies in such a way that no one knows which students receive them. “They’re in a plain bag so nobody else knows where they’re coming from,” he said. United Ministries has received many notes and cards from students who receive the supplies telling how much they meant to them. “We have a volunteer who said she received a kit when she was in school,” Spivey said. “She said it meant a lot to her to have new school supplies like the other kids, and having them enabled her to succeed in her studies. She was volunteering to pay back the deed. “It’s neat to see how it comes back around.” Sometimes, Spivey said, donations more suitable for teachers’ rooms are received, and they are welcomed. These might include Kleenex tissues, hand sanitizer and other items from the list distributed to parents by Sumter School District.

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Spivey noted that groups can check the list and choose to donate all or part of one particular item, such as glue sticks or scissors; individuals might choose to put together an entire kit for a single child; or individuals can give one or more items from the list. “We do ask that churches or groups wanting to donate a large number of a particular item call us to be sure we don’t have them already,” she said. Other basic items needed include crayons, ink pens, pencil boxes and pouches, spiral notebooks and primary writing tablets. For a complete list, visit the United Ministries’ website, www.unitedministriessumter.org. Champagne said backpacks are always needed, as well. “This is a great opportunity to provide the necessary school supplies to children who may not have the tools they need to succeed in school,” he said. “It can lighten the burden of feeling unprepared and not being equal with the other students. Let’s help level the playing field for all of Sumter’s schoolchildren.”

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Donations to the Gear Up for Learning program should be taken to the parish hall at St. Anne Catholic Church at 11 S. Magnolia St. from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday through July 30; they can also be dropped off at United Ministries’ headquarters, 36 S. Artillery Drive, from 9 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday. Workers are usually there until 2 or 2:30 p.m.; call them before going by to drop off supplies after noon. Donations are tax deductible. For more information call United Ministries at (803) 775-0757 or Christie at (803) 469-0103. More information, a list of supplies needed and a page to pledge items can be found at www.unitedministriessumter.org.

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spca pet of the week Betty Boop, a 3-month-old tricolored female boxer/spitz mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is friendly, affectionate, gentle and active. Betty Boop loves to play with the other pups at the SPCA, and she adores attention. Won’t you consider Betty Boop for your next new family member? The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit the website at www.sumterscspca.com.

Would you like to help? The SPCA is always in need of the following: newspapers (no ads); stuffed animals; heavy duty trash bags (yard bags 30 gallons or larger); dishwashing liquid; laundry detergent; bleach; paper towels; sheets; comforters; baby blankets; cat litter; canned and dry kitten and cat food; canned and dry puppy and dog food; treats; leashes and collars; disinfectant spray; all-purpose cleaner; air freshener; no scratch scrubbers; two-sided sponges for dishes; litter freshener; and, of course, financial donations.


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Crimson Tide still favorite to win SEC championship BY JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — Nick Saban is as hard to distract as he is to beat. Ask the Alabama coach what winning a third straight national title would mean, and he wonders why he’d waste brain juice thinking about it. Compare him to Bear Bryant, and he swiftly dismisses such talk — though it isn’t sounding so farfetched these

days. The Crimson Tide’s ultra-focused coach didn’t let 1,000-plus reporters at Southeastern Conference media days change his process-oriented approach.

Three straight titles sure would be huge, huh? “I don’t think about it in that regard. I never, ever do,” Saban responded before his podium address. “I think the most important thing for me to do is to get our staff, the people in our organization, our players to be as good as this team can be. Can we get them to make a commitment to a standard that is going to let

SEC PRESEASON PICKS SEC Champion Alabama 182 Georgia 38 South Carolina 18 Texas A&M 4 LSU 1

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Eastern Division Georgia (149) 1,570 South Carolina (75) 1,474 Florida (19) 1,300 Vanderbilt 858 Tennessee 694

Hitting on all cylinders Sumter Ponytails headed to DSWS

P-15’s advance after HH forfeits

tournament. “I feel confident that I can throw any of the girls at any time if I need them to get through an inning or two,” Coach Dinkins said of his pitching staff. Another positive the team has going for it is the fact that seven members have played in the Dixie World Series at one time or another. Riley DeLavan, Ellen Dinkins and Daniel each played as Darlings approximately four years ago when Sumter hosted the World Series. Last year, Rebecca Dinkins, Emily Jackson, Chelsie Logan and Josey each played as members of the Angels X-play

After playing practically a game a day for the better part of a month, the Sumter P-15’s can’t seem to find a way to play a game now that the American Legion baseball state playoffs are here, and well, now done for Sumter. After winning their first-round series by forfeit when Lake JOHNSON City didn’t turn in its team roster to national headquarters on time, the P-15’s closed out their second-round series against Hilton Head when the Lowcountry Heat forfeited Game 3 of the best-of-5 series scheduled for Thursday at Riley Park after losing the first two games by a combined score of 29-7. The P-15’s earned a spot in the state tournament, which they will be hosting beginning on Friday, July 26, and running through Wednesday, July 31. By the time the tournament starts, Sumter will have played just two games in three weeks. “This is frustrating,” said Sumter head coach Curtis Johnson, whose team is now 27-5 on the season. “We’re just trying to find a way to play some baseball games right now. It worries you when you get out of your routine.” The game was supposed to be played on Wednesday, but was postponed

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Sumter Ponytails X-Play all-star softball team won the state tournament in North Charleston, going 5-0. Sumter will travel to the Dixie Youth World Series in Alexandria, La., Aug. 2-7. Emily Jackson, top, makes contact during a recent game while Rebecca Dinkins, below, has been the team’s ace in the circle.

“They are an aggressive batting team and real good at base running,” the Sumter head coach said of his team. “They have the ability to put the ball in play whether it be bunting or hitting. I have confidence in every girl that they can put the ball in play at any point.” Sumter has four pitchers in Ellen Dinkins, Sydney Daniel, Rebecca Dinkins and Maggie Josey. Josey was the only pitched not used in the state

Johnson leads, Woods lurks

Sumter O’Zone all-stars win state FROM STAFF REPORTS

BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press GULLANE, Scotland — Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods sure know how to start the British Open. WOODS Now, they’ve got to show they can finish. Bouncing back from a tough loss last weekend, Johnson opened with a 5-under 66 on a

Western Division Alabama (225) 1,681 Texas A&M (11) 1,333 LSU (7) 1,324 Mississippi 883 Auburn 579 Mississippi State 516 Arkansas 488 ()—Denotes first-place votes

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BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com The Sumter Ponytails X-play all-star softball team is hitting on all cylinders after sweeping its way through the South Carolina state tournament. It now hopes to continue its run in the Dixie Softball World Series. Sumter went 5-0 in the state tournament, outscoring its opponents 51-18 for an average of 10.2 runs a game through the tournament. Hitting is what head coach Rob Dinkins said will make or break the team as it travels to Alexandria, La., for the DSWS on Aug. 2-7. “I see what the level of play is and I feel we can play at that level if we need to,” Dinkins said. “I think our girls can step up, and if we keep hitting then we have a good shot of doing well and winning some games. “I feel comfortable with our girls and I think we can go a long way,” Dinkins said. “As long as our girls are hitting, I think we can hit with any team out there.” Sumter will open the World Series against the host team from Alexandria on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Zach Johnson plays out of a bunker on the 14th hole during the first round of the British Open on Thursday at Muirfield, Scotland. Johnson leads after the first round, shooting 5-under par.

sunny Thursday at Muirfield — another brilliant start after a 65 at Lytham last year.

“I don’t know what the secret is,” Johnson said. Can he keep it going? A year ago, the 2007 Masters champion followed up with a 74 on the way to a

ninth-place finish. “This game demands resilience,” Johnson said. “That just comes with experience.” SEE BRITISH, PAGE B4

FLORENCE— The Sumter O’Zone 11-12 year-old all-star baseball team beat Abbeville twice on Thursday to win the state tournament at Greenwood Athletic Park. Sumter, needing two wins to claim the title, won the first game 4-0 and followed it up with a 5-2 victory. Sumter will now play in the Dixie World Series in Laurel, Miss. It will run Aug. 3-8. Trent Frye tossed a nohitter in the opening game, striking out 14 batters in the 18-out, 6-inning contest. That tied a

record for the O’Zone state tournament. Burgess Jordan led Sumter offensively with a 3-run home run. In the second contest, Sumter won 5-2 behind the pitching of Josh Bryant and Cory Blackley. Sumter advanced to the championship series with an 8-6 victory over defending state champion Midland on Wednesday. Jacob Holladay hit a walk-off 3-run home run to win the game. This is Sumter’s first O’Zone state championship since 2008. Sumter will play the Louisiana state champion in its opening game in the DWS.


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. -- International Cycling: Tour de France Stage Nineteen from Le Grand-Bornand, France (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 7 a.m. -- PGA Golf: British Open Second Round from East Lothan, Scotland (ESPN). 2 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Marathon Classic Second Round from Sylvania, Ohio (GOLF). 4 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Sanderson Farms Championship Second Round from Madison, Miss. (GOLF). 4 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 4 p.m. -- Exhibition Golf: American Century Championship First Round from South Lake Tahoe, Nev. (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- PGA Golf: British Open Second Round from East Lothan, Scotland (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: New York Yankees at Boston (MLB NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Chicago White Sox (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 8 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 8:25 p.m. -- International Soccer: Mexican League Game from Quertaro, Mexico -- Queretaro vs. Monarcas (ESPN2). 8:30 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Colorado (WGN). 10 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Summer League Game from Las Vegas (NBA TV). 10 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Badou Jack vs. Farah Ennis in a Super Middleweight Bout and Mickey Bey vs. John Molina in a Lightweight Bout from Las Vegas (SHOWTIME). 10:30 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Olusegun Ajose vs. Henry Lundy in a Light Welterweight Bout from Salem, N.H. (ESPN2).

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 58 39 .598 – Tampa Bay 55 41 .573 21/2 Baltimore 53 43 .552 41/2 New York 51 44 .537 6 Toronto 45 49 .479 111/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 52 42 .553 – Cleveland 51 44 .537 11/2 Kansas City 43 49 .467 8 Minnesota 39 53 .424 12 Chicago 37 55 .402 14 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 56 39 .589 – Texas 54 41 .568 2 Los Angeles 44 49 .473 11 Seattle 43 52 .453 13 Houston 33 61 .351 221/2 Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Price 3-5) at Toronto (Rogers 3-4), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-6) at Boston (Doubront 6-3), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 4-3) at Texas (D.Holland 8-4), 8:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 6-7) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-6), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 5-4) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-7), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 7-6) at Kansas City (E.Santana 5-6), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 8-8) at Houston (B.Norris 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 8-6) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 3-5), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 54 41 .568 – Washington 48 47 .505 6 Philadelphia 48 48 .500 61/2 New York 41 50 .451 11 Miami 35 58 .376 18 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 57 36 .613 – Pittsburgh 56 37 .602 1 Cincinnati 53 42 .558 5 Chicago 42 51 .452 15 Milwaukee 38 56 .404 191/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 50 45 .526 – Los Angeles 47 47 .500 21/2 Colorado 46 50 .479 41/2 San Francisco 43 51 .457 61/2 San Diego 42 54 .438 81/2 Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9) at Washington (Strasburg 5-7), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 8-6) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 9-3) at Cincinnati (Leake 8-4), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 6-7) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-6), 8:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-1) at Milwaukee (Lohse 5-7), 8:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 9-4) at St. Louis (Westbrook 5-4), 8:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 5-9) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 9-5), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 3-6) at San Francisco (Gaudin 3-1), 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.

TENNIS ATP World Tour bet-at-home Open Results The Associated Press Thursday At Rothenbaum Sport GmbH Hamburg, Germany Purse: $1.44 million (WT500)

| Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Third Round Juan Monaco (5), Argentina, def. Benoit Paire (9), France, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. Nicolas Almagro (3), Spain, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-2, 6-3. Fabio Fognini (12), Italy, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-2, 6-4. Tommy Haas (2), Germany, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 6-2, 6-4. Fernando Verdasco (14), Spain, def. Jerzy Janowicz (4), Poland, 7-5, 4-0, retired. Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Jan Hajek, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-3. Federico Delbonis, Argentina, def. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Feliciano Lopez (11), Spain, 7-6 (1), 6-2. Doubles Quarterfinals Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic, and Martin Klizan, Slovakia, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, and Benoit Paire, France, walkover. Alexander Peya, Austria, and Bruno Soares (2), Brazil, def. Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, and Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-1, 6-4. David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco (3), Spain, def. Frantisek Cermak, Czech Republic, and Filip Polasek, Slovakia, 6-3, 4-6, 10-8. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, def. Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (1), Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-4. ATP World Tour Claro Open Results The Associated Press Thursday At Centro de Alto Rendimiento Bogota, Colombia Purse: $727,685 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Matteo Viola, Italy, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (4), France, 6-3, 7-5. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. Doubles First Round Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, and Frank Moser, Germany, def. James Cerretani, United States, and Chris Guccione, Australia, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3). Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, and Igor Sijsling (2), Netherlands, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, and Matteo Viola, Italy, 7-6 (0), 3-6, 10-2. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah (1), Colombia, def. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Victor Estrella Burgos, Dominican Republic, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 10-8. WTA Nuernberger Gastein Ladies Results The Associated Press Thursday At Hotel Europaischer Hof Bad Gastein, Austria Purse: $235,000 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Second Round Annika Beck (2), Germany, def. Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Yvonne Meusburger, Austria, def. Irina-Camelia Begu (3), Romania, 6-3, 6-3. Arantxa Rus, Netherlands, def. Estrella Cabeza Candela, Spain, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austria, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-4, 6-4. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, def. Chanelle Scheepers (6), South Africa, 7-5, 1-6, 6-1. Doubles Quarterfinals Kristina Barrois, Germany, and Eleni Daniilidou, Greece, def. Eva Hrdinova, Czech Republic, and Shahar Peer (4), Israel, 6-1, retired. Sandra Klemenschits, Austria, and Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, def. Raluca Olaru, Romania, and Valeria Solovyeva (3), Russia, 6-2, 6-3. WTA Sony Swedish Open Results The Associated Press Thursday At Bastad Tennis Stadium Bastad, Sweden Purse: $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Second Round Richel Hogenkamp, Netherlands, def. Lesia Tsurenko (6), Ukraine, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. Flavia Pennetta, Italy, def. Simona Halep (2), Romania, 4-6, 7-5, 2-0, retired. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, 6-2, 6-3. Mathilde Johansson, France, def. Andrea Gamiz, Venezuela, 7-5, 6-2. Doubles Quarterfinals Mariana Duque-Marino, Colombia, and Teliana Pereira, Brazil, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Olga Savchuk (3), Ukraine, 6-1, 6-1. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, and Klara Zakopalova (1), Czech Republic, def. Marina Melnikova, Russia, and Ksenia Palkina, Kyrgyzstan, 6-2, 6-3. Lara Arruabarrena and Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, def. Arantxa Parra Santonja and Silvia Soler-Espinosa (2), Spain, 6-4, 6-3.

GOLF Sanderson Farms Championship Leading Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At Annandale Golf Club Madison, Miss. Purse: $3 million Yardage: 7,202; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Daniel Summerhays 31-32—63 -9 Will Claxton 33-33—66 -6 Michael Bradley 35-31—66 -6 Jonathan Randolph 35-31—66 -6 Bill Lunde 34-33—67 -5 Dicky Pride 35-32—67 -5 Skip Kendall 37-30—67 -5 Peter Lonard 34-33—67 -5 D.J. Trahan 33-34—67 -5 Chad Campbell 35-32—67 -5 Donald Constable 30-37—67 -5 Jeff Overton 34-34—68 -4 Rory Sabbatini 33-35—68 -4 Seung-Yul Noh 36-33—69 -3 Nathan Green 36-33—69 -3 Nicholas Thompson 33-36—69 -3 Rod Pampling 33-36—69 -3 Steve Flesch 34-35—69 -3 Leaderboard THRU 1. Daniel Summerhays -9 F 2. Michael Bradley -6 F 2. Jonathan Randolph -6 F 2. Will Claxton -6 F 5. Dicky Pride -5 F 5. Skip Kendall -5 F 5. Chad Campbell -5 F 5. Donald Constable -5 F 5. Bill Lunde -5 F 5. D.J. Trahan -5 F 5. Peter Lonard -5 F

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AMERICAN LEGION STATE PLAYOFFS Lower State Second Round (2) Murrells Inlet vs. (1) Goose Creek Monday Murrells Inlet 9, Goose Creek 8 Tuesday Murrells Inlet 11, Goose Creek 4 Wednesday Murrells Inlet 7, Goose Creek 4, Murrells Inlet wins series 3-0 (1) Florence vs. (3) Beaufort Monday Beaufort 12, Florence 11 Tuesday Florence 13, Beaufort 1 Wednesday Beaufort 3, Florence 0, Beaufort leads series 2-1 Thursday Florence 4, Beaufort 2, series tied 2-2 Today Beaufort at Florence (if necessary) (1) Sumter vs. (2) Hilton Head Monday Sumter 11, Hilton Head 2 Tuesday Sumter 18, Hilton Head 5, Sumter leads series 2-0 Wednesday Hilton Head at Sumter, ppd. rain Today Sumter wins by forfeit over Hilton Head, Sumter wins

series 3-0 Upper State Second Round (2) West Columbia vs. (1) Inman Monday West Columbia at Inman, ppd., rain Tuesday Inman 6, West Columbia 0, Inman leads series 1-0 Wednesday Inman at West Columbia, ppd., rain Thursday Inman 12, West Columbia 1, Inman leads series 2-0 Today West Columbia at Inman Saturday Inman at West Columbia (if necessary) Sunday West Columbia at Inman (if necessary) (2) Spartanburg vs. (1) Irmo-Chapin Monday Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin, ppd., rain Tuesday Irmo-Chapin 15, Spartanburg 5, Irmo-Chapin leads series 1-0 Wednesday Irmo-Chapin at Spartanbvurg, ppd., rain Thursday Irmo-Chapin 10, Spartanburg 8, Irmo-Chapin leads series 2-0 Today

SUMTER from Page B1 when a thunderstorm came through Sumter. The Post 185 team was on its way to Sumter when Johnson called Hilton Head coach Chris Seelbach to tell him the game was postponed. Johnson got a call from Seelbach on Thursday morning to tell him the Heat wouldn’t be making the 3-hour trek inland. “I was surprised when I got the call,” Johnson said. “He told me that his players had been texting him and told him they didn’t want to come all the way here to play.” In Monday’s first game at Riley Park, Sumter beat Hilton Head 11-2 before traveling to the coast on Tuesday to post an 18-5 victory.

Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin Saturday Irmo-Chapin at Spartanburg (if necessary) Sunday Spartanburg at Irmo-Chapin (if necessary) (1) Lancaster vs. (2) Greenville Generals Wednesday Greenville Generals 7, Lancaster 2, Greenville Generals lead series 1-0 Thursday Lancaster at Greenville Generals Today Greenville Generals at Lancaster Saturday Lancaster at Greenville Generals (if necessary) Sunday Greenville Generals at Lancaster (if necessary) (3) Orangeburg vs. (1) Greenwood Wednesday Orangeburg at Greenwood, ppd., rain Thursday Greenwood 6, Orangeburg 3, Greenwood leads series 1-0 Today Greenwood at Orangeburg Saturday Orangeburg at Greenwood Sunday Greenwood at Orangeburg (if necessary) Monday Orangeburg at Greenwood (if necessary)

Johnson said his team would practice on Thursday and then take off until Monday when it will begin to prepare for the state tournament. The P-15’s will be the No. 1 seed from the lower state since it is the only lower state team to go undefeated in the two rounds. One other team had earned a spot in the 8-team tournament as of Thursday’s games. Murrells Inlet swept its series with Goose Creek, closing out the series with a 7-4 victory on Wednesday in Goose Creek. Goose Creek will be part of a play-in to determine the fourth team from the lower state in the state tournament. It usually involves the losers of the three second-round series, but it is unclear whether Hilton Head will participate in it since it forfeited the game to Sumter.

Former USC TE Saunders gets 8-game suspension INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended eight games without pay after violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. SAUNDERS League officials did not say Thursday what substance was found in Saunders’ test. He can practice with the Colts throughout training camp and will be eligible to play in preseason games. But he won’t be eligible to play in the regular season until after the Colts’ game Nov. 3 against Houston.

Saunders is no stranger to controversy. Last year, the NFL imposed a four-game suspension on Saunders for violating the same substance policy. The Steelers subsequently released Saunders in October. Indianapolis signed him five days later and he wound up catching two passes for 15 yards with the Colts. He also got into trouble in college. At South Carolina, he was questioned by NCAA investigators about possible contact with an agent and was later suspended by Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier for violations the coach said were not related to the NCAA probe.

Less than a month after first announcing the suspension, in August 2010, Spurrier kicked Saunders off the team. Instead of transferring, Saunders wound up forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Saunders is the third Colts player in less than a month to run into trouble off the field. In June, the league announced receiver LaVon Brazill would be suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Earlier this month, backup safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in Washington on a gun possession charge. He has not been disciplined by the league.

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New players ready to make most of move to Nets NEW YORK — Paul Pierce stared straight ahead, an occasional smile or laugh interrupting the otherwise distant look on his face. Now a Net, it’s clear he’s still getting over not being a Celtic. But he’s getting used to it, and he and Kevin Garnett are ready to make the most of their new surroundings. Traded from Boston to Brooklyn, the duo was introduced along with Jason Terry on Thursday at a news conference at Barclays Center, their new home. Pierce said it was difficult to leave the city where he’d spent his entire career. He appeared dazed at times while listening to questions and answers, even having to ask for one to be repeated while trying to fight his way out of a fog. SHS SWIM TEAM MEETING

The Sumter High School swim team will hold an organizational/ parent meeting on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Sumter Family YMCA. The team is open to all boys and girls at Sumter High and seventth- and eighth-graders at Bates, Alice Drive and Chestnut Oaks middle schools. For more information, send an email to cathykirkhart@yahoo. com.

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Brooklyn Nets players, from left, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, pose for photographers with their new jerseys during Thursday’s NBA news conference at Barlcays Center in New York. The Nets introduced the trio they acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics. COWBOYS DT BRENT RETIRES

IRVING, Texas — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent retired from football at the age of 25 on Thursday, saying “doing the right things in life” is more important as he prepares to defend himself against a manslaughter charge in the drunkendriving crash that killed a teammate. Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, though he could also get probation. Suburban Dallas police accused Brent of driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit the night of the crash. SUMMERHAYS LEADS

MADISON, Miss. —

Daniel Summerhays rebounded from a disappointing finish last week in Illinois to take the lead Thursday in the rain-delayed first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. Four days after squandering the finalround lead in the John Deere Classic, Summerhays shot a 9-under 63 to open a three-stroke lead. He had an eagle and seven birdies in a bogey-free round at Annandale Golf Club. WALSHE LEADS MARATHON

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Alison Walshe put herself in prime position at the Marathon Classic for her first LPGA Tour victory. Walshe shot a 6-under 65, her best score in her four years

on the LPGA Tour, to take a one-stroke lead Thursday in the opening round of the tournament formerly known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. FROOME KEEPS TOUR LEAD

L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France — Tour de France leader Chris Froome is so dominant that even when he loses time for eating an energy bar, he extends his lead. The British rider was hit by a 20-second penalty for taking an energy bar from a teammate near the end of the 18th stage Thursday. But he still increased his advantage over main rival Alberto Contador to more than 5 minutes. From wire reports


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PONYTAILS from Page B1 squad. Dinkins said he has coached every girl on the team at one point or another with the exception of one. “They’re a very competitive group and when it’s time to get serious they get serious,” he explained. “When they step up against a better team they keep their poise. They play to their opponent’s level, but they will step up to the next level.” The Ponytails are young with seven of the dozen players eligible to play as Ponytails next year. The youth hasn’t seemed to slow down the team. “Everybody has accepted their roles as players, whether it’s at bat, to play defense or whatever,” he explained. “We’ve got a good group of girls, they get along well and when it’s time to play, they’re ready. It’s like a whole different look on their face when you look at the dugout 10 minutes before the game and their attitude changes.” Sumter opened state with a 7-1 victory over Aynor as Ellen Dinkins allowed two hits over five innings while striking out six. Ellen Dinkins also helped herself offensively, going 3-for-3 with a run batted in. Rebecca Dinkins

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The Sumter Ponytails X-play all-star softball team won the state tournament and is headed to the Dixie Softball World Series in Alexandria, La., on Aug. 2-7. Team members are Ellen Dinkins, Rebecca Dinkins, Sydney Baity, Riley DeLavan, Sydney Daniel, Kaylee Posey, Maggie Josey, Carly Allred, Kinsley Waynick, Chelsie Logan, Erin McCaffrey and Emily Jackson.

went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Kaylee Posey added two RBI. Sumter then defeated Turbeville 16-6 as Rebecca Dinkins and Daniel combined to pitch a 4-hitter and offensively every player had at least one hit. Sumter followed that by beating Jefferson 7-2 victory as Daniel and Rebecca Dinkins combined for a 1-hitter. Daniel

pitched the first four innings, allowing the lone hit as Dinkins pitched the final two innings, striking out three. Ellen Dinkins had two runs batted and Rebecca Dinkins was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Sumter’s toughest contest was next, a 7-6 win over Florence in seven innings. Ellen Dinkins pitched a complete game, striking out four while

allowing two hits and two walks. Offensively, Sydney Baity led the team, going 3-for-3 and scoring the gamewinning run. Rebecca Dinkins and DeLavan each went 2-for-3 with a run scored. In the championship game Sumter had to face Jefferson again. It won 14-3 by scoring 12 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

“We have girls from (No.) 1 through 12 that can hit the ball and put it in play,” Dinkins said. “I don’t believe we had maybe five strikeouts out of five games throughout the tournament. Our girls stepped up to the challenge, and when we needed them to, they stepped up and outhit these other teams, and that’s how we won.”

PEDs, Pirates and Puig headline second half in MLB BY HOWIE RUMBERG The Associated Press Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful PUIG of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance enhancing drug scandal. Puigmania, a Pirates revival and one impressive power show in Baltimore may shift the gaze back onto the field, where there will be a lot to watch headed down the stretch of the regular season. Fans who have been celebrating Mariano Rivera at every stop of his farewell tour should get a chance to watch returning stars Derek Jeter, Chris Carpenter, A-Rod and even Manny Ramirez after a first half dominated by 20-somethings. The American League won the All-Star game on Tuesday night, giving home-field advantage in the World Series back to the junior circuit after three years of NL dominance. Now the race is on to get to the Fall Classic, and some underachieving preseason favorites are looking to make their moves. Every playoff spot is legitimately up for grabs, with no team leading a division by more than a half-dozen games. And the NL East, where Atlanta is up six on Washington, is the only place where the division leader is ahead by three games or more.

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Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez (24) and teammate Russell Martin (55) have reason to celebrate as the Pirates had a strong first half. Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half is being placed on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. Puigmania, a Pirates revival and one impressive power show in Baltimore should shift the gaze right back onto the field.

What to look for in the second half, that begins Friday: CLOCK IS TICKING

— The Washington Nationals need a healthy Bryce Harper to get into a groove and help them chase down Atlanta. — The big-spending Dodgers are suddenly surging, 17-5 since June 22, thanks to the youthful exuberance of Yasiel Puig, with a smile to match that of owner Magic Johnson. — North of the border, the Blue Jays made the biggest offseason moves but NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball has been mostly off-target and Toronto finds itself in last place in the powerful AL East. But don’t count anyone out in what’s widely consid-

ered the toughest division in the majors. — Pedro Alvarez and the Pittsburgh Pirates appear poised to put 20 years of misery behind them, after two years of teasing their fans by being in the hunt heading into the break only to fade down the stretch. With the Houston Astros now in the AL, the NL Central is one of the most competitive divisions. Reds manager Dusty Baker knew it would be a stiffer challenge this year. “I figured it’d be close, closer, because none of us have the Astros in our division that we were counting on — not to malign them — but they were in our division last year and every team kind of counted on beating

them,” he said. “Now you’ve got to beat each other.” — So far it’s only been California dreamin’ for Josh Hamilton in his first year in Los Angeles, even with Houston in the division. He’ll have to improve on his .224 average, .413 slugging percentage for the Angels to have a shot to overtake Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and the pesky A’s. Albert Pujols’ ballclub is 11 games back in the AL West and nine games behind for the wild card. HOMER CRUSH

Baltimore’s big bopper Chris Davis is off on a race of his own. With 37 homers before the break — tying Reggie Jackson (1969) for best ever in the AL — talk of the single-season home

run record is bubbling again. Crush Davis, however, doesn’t have his sights set on Barry Bonds’ 73 homers, he wants to top Roger Maris’ 61, the number he thinks is the legitimate, untainted mark. “After everything came out, I assumed 61 was the record,” Davis said. “I think it’s what a lot of fans would agree on.” Davis, whose previous career high for homers was last year’s 33, needs 25 long balls in 66 games to reach 62. Of course, most of the rest of baseball goes with Bonds’ number, including Davis’ teammate Adam Jones. “He still hit them over the fence,” Jones said. A HALF FOR THE AGED

Move over whippersnappers, the old guard is back — maybe. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Matt Harvey, Patrick Corbin and a record 39 first-time AllStars grabbed the spotlight in the first half but expect to see some seasoned stars in the next few weeks that could impact the pennant races. The injury-ravaged Yankees have hung around in the potent AL East with a “Who’s on First?” lineup. Now they should get Derek Jeter back after a one-game false start and Alex Rodriguez’s return from offseason hip surgery is imminent. The St. Louis Cardinals have surged to baseball’s best record in part behind the pitching of some pretty good rookies. Imagine how much better they’ll be if 2005 NL Cy Young

Award winner Chris Carpenter is fully recovered from a nerve injury and bad back. Talking about back, how about Manny Ramirez — all the way from Taiwan? The twice suspended slugger is hitting .300 with three homers in eight games for Texas’ top minor league club, Triple-A Round Rock, and the Rangers are in need of a big righty bat. Could it be the dreadlocked Ramirez? WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’

After pushing their payroll over $200 million this offseason, don’t expect the Dodgers to sit quietly as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. They got an early start acquiring Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins to bolster the rotation and could make further moves. The resurgent Red Sox might be on the lookout for another reliever after picking up left-hander Matt Thornton when lefty Andrew Miller was lost for the season with an injury. Teams hoping to fill a spot in the rotation can call Cubs executive Theo Epstein. Matt Garza is up for grabs and he’s one of the most prominent names fans will hear a lot of in the next two weeks. The flagging Phillies could look to move infielder Michael Young. The pitching-rich Giants might try to trade Tim Lincecum after he threw a no-hitter just before the break. If A-Rod is unable to play because of his hip, expect the Yankees to look for a corner infielder. Pitchers Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain could be the bait.

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Pettersson abandons the broom putter BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press

BRITISH OPEN PAR SCORES The Associated Press Thursday At Muirfield Gullane, Scotland Purse: $7.8 million Yardage: 7,192; Par: 71 First Round Zach Johnson 31-35—66 -5 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 34-33—67 -4 Mark O’Meara 31-36—67 -4 Miguel Angel Jimenez 31-37—68 -3 Dustin Johnson 32-36—68 -3 Brandt Snedeker 36-32—68 -3 Tom Lehman 35-33—68 -3 Shiv Kapur 30-38—68 -3 Todd Hamilton 36-33—69 -2 Phil Mickelson 35-34—69 -2 Angel Cabrera 34-35—69 -2 Jordan Spieth 35-34—69 -2 Tiger Woods 37-32—69 -2 Francesco Molinari 36-33—69 -2 Oliver Fisher 34-36—70 -1 Bubba Watson 36-34—70 -1 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 37-33—70 -1 Ken Duke 36-34—70 -1 Martin Laird 33-37—70 -1 Henrik Stenson 36-34—70 -1 Thomas Aiken 35-36—71 E Bernd Wiesberger 35-36—71 E Hideki Matsuyama 36-35—71 E a-Jimmy Mullen 34-37—71 E Gareth Wright 36-35—71 E Adam Scott 36-35—71 E Kiradech Aphibarnrat 35-37—72 +1 Mikko Ilonen 35-37—72 +1 Stewart Cink 34-38—72 +1 Jimmy Walker 34-38—72 +1 Jonas Blixt 36-36—72 +1 Marc Warren 36-36—72 +1 Martin Kaymer 35-37—72 +1 Jason Dufner 36-36—72 +1 Ian Poulter 34-38—72 +1 Tim Clark 38-34—72 +1 Camilo Villegas 36-36—72 +1 Mark Calcavecchia 39-33—72 +1 Josh Teater 36-36—72 +1 Steven Tiley 34-38—72 +1 Freddie Jacobson 36-36—72 +1 Michael Thompson 35-37—72 +1 Darren Clarke 36-36—72 +1 Ryan Moore 34-38—72 +1 Lee Westwood 36-36—72 +1 Hunter Mahan 35-37—72 +1 Richard McEvoy 36-37—73 +2 Jason Day 36-37—73 +2 Shingo Kayatama 35-38—73 +2 Thomas Bjorn

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BRITISH from Page B1 Woods has plenty of experience winning majors — he’s got 14 of ‘em — but it’s been more than five years since he captured the last one, the longest drought of his career in the tournaments that matter most. Woods also got off to a strong start, posting an impressive 69 in the increasingly difficult conditions of the afternoon. Don’t get too worked up about his chances just yet, however. He shot 67 in the opening round at each of his last two Opens, only to watch someone else leave with the claret jug. Woods faded to 23rd at St. Andrews in 2010, skipped a year because of injuries, and tied for third at Lytham. This one didn’t begin so well for the world’s topranked player. Woods yanked his very first shot off a lone tree far left of the fairway and was forced to take an unplayable lie, leading to bogey. But a stretch of three birdies in four holes after the turn moved Woods into contention, and he added another twoputt birdie at the par-5 17th set up by a couple of iron shots that just kept rolling and rolling on turf that played more like a tabletop. “It was tough,” Woods said. “The golf course progressively got more dried out and more difficult as we played. I’m very pleased to shoot anything even par or better.” Rory McIlroy, ranked No. 2 in the world, is still trying to recapture the form he showed last August, when he won his second major title with a runaway victory at the PGA Championship. At the moment, he’s not even close. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland hacked his way to a 79 — the second-worst round of his Open career and the continuation of a baffling slump that began after he changed equipment. The only time McIlroy shot worse in the Open was an 80 at St. Andrews in 2010, but that was more a product of a brutal wind than poor shots.

GULLANE, Scotland— Carl Pettersson’s golf bag was a little bit lighter. And the burly Swede didn’t stand quite so tall Thursday in the British Open. All because of his putter. Pettersson has used a long putter that he anchors to his chest since he was in college at North Carolina State. For the first time in a major — for the first time that it really mattered — he switched to a conventional putter on Thursday at Muirfield. “Putted nice,” Pettersson said without even being asked a question. The USGA and R&A adopted a new rule in May that will ban the anchored stroke starting in 2016. Pettersson was among those who were strongly opposed to the rule, and he was one of the players singled out as how the ban might affect a career. The broom-handled putter is all he has used as a pro. He has put in thousands upon thousands of hours practicing with it. But he also realizes change is coming. Pettersson used what he called a “split claw” grip, in which the bottom of the putter handle near the shaft rests between his right thumb and forefinger. “Since this rumor of the ban came out last year, I grabbed a couple of regular putters — regular length — and put my hand on it and gripped down on the shaft,” he said. “And it felt pretty good. It was not serious practice, but I hit a few. It’s essentially the same grip with the right hand, so I just had to change the left hand. It’s the

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Carl Pettersson used a conventional putter in the first round of the British Open on Thursday as opposed to the broom putter he normally uses.

same motion I’ve been doing with a long putter. It’s just not anchored.” A week after the U.S. Open, Pettersson was at the Travelers Championship when he saw a bunch of putters and thought about changing. “We always have a Tuesday game, a gambling game, and I used it in that and made nine birdies,” Pettersson said. “I was going to put it in at Hartford but I didn’t have the (guts) to do it.” Pettersson first used the conventional putter in the final round of the John Deere Classic, where he was at the bottom of the pack. He shot 70 and tied for 54th. “It was nerve-racking at the John Deere,” he said. “If it hadn’t gone well, I would be back to square one. But I did nice. I holed all the putts you’re supposed to hole. I didn’t run the tables, but it

was nice.” The real test was the British Open on Thursday, when he essentially started out in a tie for the lead. And he had no complaints, especially after making a 30-foot birdie putt on the opening hole. More pleasing was that he didn’t three-putt in his round of 74. Is that the end of the long putter forever? “I can’t say forever. Well, we only have two more years,” Pettersson said. ODE TO THE 2-IRON: Dustin Johnson wasn’t tempted by the firm links of Muirfield to make any changes in his bag, such as putting in a 2-iron instead of a 5-wood. That 2-iron appears to be gone for good. The last time Johnson said he had a 2-iron in his bag was Sunday afternoon at Royal St. George’s in the 2011 British Open. He was challenging for the lead on the par-5 14th hole when he tried to lay up with a 2-iron and it sailed way to the right, out-ofbounds. He never recovered, finishing runner-up by three shots behind Darren Clarke. That shot stuck with him. Johnson believes if he had hit a 5-wood, even with a poor swing he wouldn’t have lost as much to the right. Besides, he tried out the 2-iron on a Trackman radar device and found it only goes about 7 yards longer than his 2-iron. “I tried a 2-iron on the range and it lasted for about five minutes,” he said. The real difference, though, was Royal St. George’s. That was the last time he hit one in competition.

Long day and good score for Woods BY TIM DAHLBERG The Associated Press GULLANE, Scotland — By the time Tiger Woods finally made his way up to the 18th green, the bleachers were half empty and long shadows crept across the fairway. If Woods needed to be reminded how long this day was, the clock on the giant yellow scoreboard read 7:37 p.m. — more than five hours after he teed off. The major championships are usually grinds, but for anyone playing in the afternoon Thursday the first round of the British Open proved more of a test than ever. The wind was blowing harder than expected, the golf course was drying up by the minute, and anything around par was a score to be respected. And there was Woods, feeling awfully good about a 2-under 69

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Tiger Woods plays out of the rough on the first fairway during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, on Thursday.

that had to give him hope his five-year drought in the major championships might come to an end this week on a golf course playing like it is in the middle of a drought. “It was tough,” Woods said. “The golf course progressively got more dried out and more difficult as we played. I’m very pleased to shoot

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anything even par or better.” A day that began with a near catastrophe off the first tee ended with a six-footer that found the center of the cup on the 18th green. Hardly surprising since Woods had 10 one-putts as he scrambled his way around the links course for one of the better scores of the afternoon.

He was three shots off the lead set by Zach Johnson, who was part of a morning surge of players who took advantage of easier conditions to set the pace. More importantly, perhaps, Woods has a morning tee time of his own Friday on a course that at least for the first day was set up to favor the early players. “The guys that played early had a huge, huge break,” Phil Mickelson said after shooting a 69 himself in the morning. “Because even without any wind, it’s beyond difficult.” That Woods managed to break 70 in the afternoon was impressive enough. That he did it after nearly snap hooking a 3-wood out of bounds on his opening tee shot and having to take an unplayable when the ball nestled in a deep clump of unruly grass was doubly so.

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JIMMIE LEE SCOTT Jr. Jimmie Lee Scott Jr. was born Jan. 26, 1987, in Sumter County, and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Memories will be cherished by his parents, Jimmie Lee Scott Sr. and Hilda Clark Scott of South Carolina; brother, Tyler Timothy

Bulter; paternal grandmother, Rachel Scott; special aunts, Linda Scott (godmother who he affectionately called â&#x20AC;&#x153;MAâ&#x20AC;?) and Cynthia Simmons; five uncles, Ricky Scott, Willie L. Scott Jr., Tommy Scott, Steven Clark and Terry Wilson; a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held

from 1 to 7 p.m. today. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Community Funeral Home with the Rev Dr. Leon Winn, eulogist. Services have been entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comf-

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JOHNNIE MAE MORRIS Johnnie Mae Morris, 84, widow of James M. Morris, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Services will be announced by ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crema-

ETHEL MAE D. FRANKLIN Ethel Mae Days Franklin, 80, widow of Hinnant Franklin, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 17, 1933, in the Jericho section of Charleston County, a daughter of

the late Rosa Days. The family is receiving friends at the home of her son and granddaughter, Michael Lewis and Rashecca Bell, 109 Carolina Ave., Sumter. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B7

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The Sumter Pop Warner Football & Cheer Association and Youth Athletics of Sumter is currently taking registration for the upcoming season. The football and cheer teams are open to children ages 5-13 years old. The fee is $80 for both football and cheereleading. Registration will run through July 31. The fee for football will cover insurance, ID Badge, use of shoulder pads, use of helmet, use of practice clothes and a mouthpiece. Parents will be responsible for buying game jersey, game pants, cleats, cup, and socks. The fee for cheer will cover insurance, ID badge, use of uniform, use of pom-poms, socks and undergarment. Parents will be responsible for buying shoes. The practice season will run from Aug. 1-30 with the season starting on Aug. 31. For more Information call (803) 464-8453, (803) 201-4531 (803) 720-6242 or (813) 786-9265 or send an email to youthathleticsofsumteryas@ yahoo.com. BASKETBALL LOVE COVENANT FREE CAMP

Love Covenant Church located at 245 Oswego Highway will hold a free basketball camp on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is open to children ages 12-17. For more information, contact Omar Stewart at (803) 847-2569. FREE SPIRIT LEAGUE TOURNEY

The Free Spirit Church Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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-and-over. 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) 4644140. BATTLE ON THE HILL

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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) 345-8427. 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) 446-3379 or e-mail him at TWeeks51@aol.com. BOWLING BOWL A PAW

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 KATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) 8404519 or Gamecock Lanes at (803) 775-1197 or send an email to katsspecialkneads@yahoo. com.

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The first Cypress Trail 9k Run/Walk will be held on Aug. 17 at Dillon Park. All registrations will be completed using GoGreen 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 http://www.gogreenevents.com/CT9k or by emailing race director Shawn Delaney at sumterstryders@gmail. com. GOLF PAR 4 PETS

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 Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice with an entry fee of $160 per team or $40 per player. Entry is limited to the first 20 teams. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. There will be $5 per mulligan available at registration with a maximum of two per player. The event is a fundraiser for KATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Kneads small animal shelter. For more information, call Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Julie Wilkins at (803) 9685176, Melissa Brunson at (803) 983-0038, Gail McLeod at (803) 8404519 or Crystal Lakes manager Mike Ardis at (803) 775-1902.

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with the sturdiest of shock absorbers. Bama barely pulled out wins over both LSU and then Georgia in the SEC title game last season. Once again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Les Miles points out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Tide doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to play East powers Georgia, Florida or South Carolina in the regular season. LSU, meanwhile, faces Georgia and Florida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There can never be an equal path to the championship,â&#x20AC;? said Saban, the lone coach who voted for a nine-game league schedule in the spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless everybody plays everybody, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only equal path to the championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play everybody in the NFL. You rotate your schedule.â&#x20AC;? Quarterback AJ McCarron has started on two of the national title teams and been around for all three. He adhered to the seemingly ingrained philosophy in Sabanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program of avoiding using that dynasty word for the Tideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know what we have achieved,â&#x20AC;? McCarron said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need one word to describe what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve accomplished as a team and as a university as a whole.â&#x20AC;? Offensive lineman Anthony Steen isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite so reticent on what a fourth title in five years would mean. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t explain how special that would be,â&#x20AC;? Steen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know all the guys are thinking about it, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just focusing on the first game.â&#x20AC;?

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

CURTIS J. McGEE Curtis James McGee, 70, was suddenly taken from our midst to live with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2013. Curtis was born in Sumter to the late Alpha and Amelia McGee. He spent most of his childhood years in Sumter and attended West Lee High School in Bishopville. He migrated to Jersey City, N.J., and later returned to Sumter, McGEE where he retired after years of employment with Hill Plumbing Co. He was reunited with his high school sweetheart, Willie Mae Stukes, whom he married. Curtis was a devoted husband and loving father. He looked forward to waking up each day and having the freedom to plan his entire day with his wife. They cherished each other and she is grateful for the time they had together. He loved life and enjoyed many activities, including gardening and fishing. Curtis was patient, kind, loving, dependable, honest and a truly good friend. He leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife, Willie Mae McGee; his children, Amelia G. McGee and Frank C. McGee of Paterson, N.J., Mark McGee of Brooklyn, N.Y., Keysha Turner and Crystal (Patrick) Onuoh of Grand Prairie, Texas, Levonda (Marvin) Anthony of Maplewood, N.J., Angela (Akbar) Hill-Ali of Raleigh, N.C., Sharon Turner-Waller of Crest Hill, Ill., Lisha (Everett Sr.) Smith of Selma, Ala., and Queen Abney of Washington, D.C.; 16 grandchildren; his siblings, Janie Williams, Robert L. McGee and James E. McGee, all of Sumter, and Sheila Prince of Jersey City; a host of other relatives and friends, namely Amelia Turner-McGee and Mozel Wilson. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Sarah McGee, Lillian Frieson, Alpha (Buster) McGee Jr., Preston McGee and Joseph McGee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA), 907 Legare St., Sumter, with the Rev. Rhetha Nelson, officiating, eulogist. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home, 530 Mims Road, Sumter. The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 1:30 p.m. Floral bearers will be nieces. Pallbearers will be Marion Magazine, William Magazine, Lucius Magazine, James Magazine, Alexander Williams and Christopher Nickens. Burial will be in the Martin Town / New Covenant Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Martin Town Road, Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

HARRY N. POULOS Jr. BISHOPVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harry Nick Poulos Jr., 65, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center in Bishopville. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Harry Nick Sr. and Willie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billâ&#x20AC;? Hatfield Poulos. He was a member of Northside Memorial Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from CDC Trucking Co. Survivors include a daughter, Ashley P. Kennon of Lamar; a sister, Linda P. Jackson (George) of Bishopville; three grandchildren; a nephew, Ted Wyatt Jackson of Bishopville; and two nieces, Reenie Smith (Roger) of Maryland and Robin Miles (Doug) of Sumter. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Hatfield officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home and other times at 185 Crosswell Lane, Bishopville. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements. LEVI N. JONES ELGIN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral services for Levi N. Jones, who died Monday, July 15, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Leevyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, Columbia. Viewing will be held beginning at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Born in Kershaw County, he was a graduate of Camden High School and the owner of Jones Construction Co. Surviving are his wife, Diane Jones; sons, Cory (Carmen) Dozier and Shawn Jones; daughters, Kim (Aaronson) Franks and Cheryll Jones; seven grandchildren; sisters, Alice Singleton, Sadie Lemons, Johnny Ann Massey, Trudi Khan, Randi Jones, Yvette Mobley, Gwendolyn Jones, Bernadean Smith and Jeffer Mae Mills; brothers, Aaron Jones and Larry Jones; other family members and friends. www.leevy.com MAGGIE T. ANDERSON Maggie Thomas Anderson, 94, widow of James Anderson, departed this life on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Clarendon County, to the late Henry and Louise Green Thomas. She received her education in the Clarendon County public school system. She was a devoted life mem-

ber of Antioch Union Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served on the missionary society and ministerial alliance ministry. Left to cherish her memories are a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and the family will greet friends at other times at the home of her niece, Louise T. James, 21 Area Drive, Pinewood. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Antioch UME Church with the Rev. Barry Gadsden, pastor. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com.

RONALD RICHARDSON BALTIMORE, Md. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ronald Richardson, husband of Lauren Parker Richardson, died on Monday, July 15, 2013, at his residence in Baltimore. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Dorothy Ragin Richardson and the late Willie Richardson. He was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. During his youth, he joined St. Phillip RUME Church. Upon moving to Baltimore, he became affiliated with Calvary Baptist Church. However, he maintained his membership with St. Phillip RUME Church. Ronnie served his country for four years as a member of the United States Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge. Ronnie retired from the state of Maryland after 25 years of service as a certified automotive mechanic. He was presently employed with Sears in the automotive department. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Lauren P. Richardson of Baltimore; son, Ronald Richardson Jr. of Baltimore; daughter, Charice Richardson of Baltimore; mother, Dorothy Richardson of Pinewood; four brothers, Willie T. (Marion) Richardson of Ypsilanti, Mich., Charlie (Barbara) Richardson of Pinewood, Anthony (Sharon) Richardson of Temple Hill, Md., and Billie (Alfreda) Richardson of Pinewood; one sister, Joyce Richardson of Baltimore; four grandchildren, Darron, Adoria, Donaven and Darien, all of Baltimore; mother-in-law, Sarah Parker; and sisters-inlaw and brothers-in-

law, Ronda Parker of Baltimore, Charles Parker of Baltimore and Frank (Kathy) Parker of Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater St. Phillip RUME Church, Pinewood, with the pastor, the Rev. Daniel Green, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Amos Hatcher, the Rev. Theola Parker, the Rev. Warren Hatcher and the Rev. Nathaniel Richardson. Interment will follow in the Greater St. Phillip RUME Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the residence of his mother, Dorothy R. Richardson, 4142 Old River Road, River Road community, Pinewood. Online condolences may be sent to Flemingdelaine@aol.com. Fleming-DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is in charge of services.

JAMES H. FELDER SUMMERTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James Henry Felder, 47, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Summerton. He was born on Monday, Aug. 16, 1965, in Summerton, to the late Willie Thomas Sr. and Mary Lou Brown Felder. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Essie Oliver, 1534 Olin Road, Summerton, SC 29148. Services have been entrusted in the professional care of KingFields Mortuary of Summerton. ISAAC K. JACKSON Isaac Kennedy Jackson, 51, was born Aug. 31, 1961, in Sumter County, a son of the late Isaac Colclough and Geneva Singleton Jackson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kenny,â&#x20AC;? as he was affectionately called, departed this life to be with our father in heaven on July 15, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA) and a graduate of Hillcrest High School Class of 1981. Kenny also attended truck driving school in Kennesaw, Ga., and Sumter Area Technical College. Later, he was employed with the City of Sumter for five years. He lived most of his life in Sumter except for a brief time in Black River Falls, Wis. After his health failed, he returned to his home from being a truck driver with Millis Transport, Black River Falls, for the past 17 years. He was also owner and operator of Kenny Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Towing Service in Sumter for a brief period of time. Kenny was a kind and gentle person of good spirit. He had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help and lend a help-

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ing hand to anyone he could. His favorite saying was â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is what it is.â&#x20AC;? He loved music and his hobby was repairing cars, trucks and motorcycles. Kenny loved his family dearly and will certainly be missed. To cherish his memories are his mother and one brother, Mitchell C. Jackson of the home; one sister, Alma Jackson Harrison; three nephews, Brian L. Harrison, Benjamin A. Harrison and Brandon W. (Lola) Harrison, all of West Columbia; one niece, Celena N. Jackson; one grandniece, Brianna N. Harrison of Columbia; one uncle, John Singleton of Bishopville; four aunts, Amelia Prescott of Opa Locka, Fla., Ann Cooke of Brooklyn, N.Y., Laura Singleton of Sumter and Caroline Singleton of Camden; two special friends and caregivers, Virginia Hickman of Florence and Sarah Bolden of Sumter; and a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends who are deeply grieved by his passing. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, moderator, the Rev. Dr. Ernest Jackson, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Ralph Singleton. The family will receive friends and relatives at his home, 690 Rainbow Drive, Sumter. The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. The funeral procession will leave from his home at 10:30 a.m. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in Ebenezer Presbyterian Churchyard cemetery. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

CLIFTON WELLS Jr. Clifton Wells Jr., 51, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 10, 1961, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Clifton Eugene Sr. and Estell Pack Wells. He received his education in the public schools of Sum-

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ter County. He worked a number of years at Gandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upholstery shop. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: two brothers, Michael Wells of Sumter and Tonye Wells of Charleston; and four sisters, Betty (Esau) Green of Dalzell, Carolyn Wells, Annie Ruth Wells and Barbara (Kevin) McCall, all of Sumter. Viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today with family greetings from 6 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olden Chapel Church, 189 Hoyt St., Sumter, with the Rev. Roger Mullins, pastor. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his cousin, Andrew Pack, 1048 Porter St., Sumter. Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com.

DEBORAH B. THOMAS MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Deborah B. Glover Thomas, 63, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Jan. 23, 1950, in North Carolina, she was a daughter of Wilhelmina Dorsey. Those who remain to cherish her memory are her children, Anthony Glover of New York, Roxanna (Harsen) Richardson of Rimini, Violet Glover of New York, N.Y., and Stephanie Laonzo of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Laurdis Glover, David Richardson, Andria Richardson and Dashon Richardson; two brothers, Tyrone (Dorian) Dorsey of Union, N.Y., and Dennis (Danielle) Woodley of Virginia; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her daughter and son-inlaw, Roxanna and Harsen Richardson, 4149 Governor Richardson Road, Rimini. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Community Funeral Home, 353 Manning Ave., Sumter, SC 29150, with Chaplin Ed Cheeks officiating. Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com.

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A Bill English Evangelistic Association flapjack fundraiser will be held 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Applebee’s, 2497 Broad St. All proceeds will go toward the support of the radio ministry. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (803) 968-4450. A Sumter High Class of 1978 meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. Plans are being made for the Aug. 23-24 reunion. Call Altoya Felder Deas at (803) 316-7320 or Delores Evans McMillan at (803) 565-9642. The Sumter Tea Party will meet Thursday, July 25, at the Elks Lodge, 1100 W. Liberty St., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and meeting starting at 7 p.m. Richard Cash, challenger to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will speak. Second Nature will be the featured band for Downtown Friday Nights 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 26, on Main Street. The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 817 will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at VFW Post 3034, 1925 Gion St. All Purple Heart recipients and those interested in associate membership are invited. Call (803) 506-3120. 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 katsspecialkneads@yahoo.com. All proceeds will benefit the animals. The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Congruity Presbyterian Church, 3750 Congruity Road. The National Federation of the Blind (Sumter Chapter) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at ShilohRandolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Transportation provided within the mileage radius. Janice Williams, of RSVP, Sumter Senior Services, will speak. Contact Debra Canty at (803) 775-5792 or DebraCanC2@frontier. com. The Annual Teacher’s Luncheon will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the M.H. Newton Family Life Enrichment Center, 415 Manning Ave. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. and the program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Luncheon is open to all administrators, staff and teachers of public, private and home schools. RSVP by Aug. 9 to teacherprayerluncheon@ gmail.com.

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Trapped in a time warp with ‘Teen Beach Movie’ BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Few things are more review-proof than a Disney musical. So I’m not surprised I didn’t get anything to screen for “Teen Beach Movie” (8 p.m., Disney, TV-G). To be honest, I’m a little relieved. Viewers in this desired demographic, as well as their beleaguered parents, have already been saturated by marketing for “Teen Beach Movie.” Not to mention plenty of chances to buy or download songs from the movie musical within a movie musical. Set in the present day, “Teen” concerns a young girl, McKenzie (Maia Mitchell), who finds herself caught in the whirlwind of the production of a retro beach movie set in the surf-crazed 1960s. Make that the early 1960s, before things got rebellious, crazy and experimental and young people seemed to recoil from Disney’s rather plastic view of reality. McKenzie is not the only one apparently caught in a time warp. It seems current popular culture aimed at teens and tweens is trapped in a circular loop, forever repeating the safest period of post-rock pop history, the bland era between the end of rock’s dangerous beginnings and the arrival of the British Invasion and the creative tumult that followed. “Teen” reflects and celebrates a time when youth culture itself was defanged by adults. Chuck Berry went to prison, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis fell into disgrace, Buddy Holly fell from

the sky and Elvis was drafted into the Army. Record buyers were sold a bill of prefab heartthrobs like Pat Boone, Fabian, Frankie Avalon and assorted Mousketeers. More than a half century later, Disney still won’t mess with the formula. Like the singers from that era, today’s teen talents come and go quickly — often interchangeably. In an era dominated by retro culture like “American Idol,” “The Voice” and “High School Musical,” it’s really the managers and the marketers who matter. Do movies like “Teen Beach Movie” really count as youth culture, or merely marketing? • “Teen Beach Movie” viewers can stick around for “Liv & Maddie” (9:45 p.m., Disney, TV-G), about identical twins reunited after Liv “retires” from her hit musical TV show. Not unlike the twin madness from the period discussed above, the era of the original “Parent Trap” (1961) and “The Patty Duke Show” (1963).

Tonight’s Other Highlights • A teen victim’s reputation does not survive his autopsy on “Bones” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). • FBI interference raises eyebrows on “The Following” (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). • Phil has a cash flow problem on “Warlocks Rising” (9 p.m., Discovery, TV-14). • Meg and Ike collaborate on “Magic City” (9 p.m., Starz, TV-MA). • Drivers of gas-guz-

zlers come under fire on “Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14). • A vintage Harley stars on “Philly Throttle” (10 p.m., Discovery, TV-14). • A wedding party goes aloft in a leafy bed and breakfast on the season finale of “Treehouse Masters” (10 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-PG). • Scorned females can be murder on the season premiere of “Deadly Women” (10 p.m., ID, TV-14).

Series Notes “Undercover Boss” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * Capture the flag on “Camp” (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14) * An invention to ease the commute on “Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) * “Whose Line Is it Any-

way?” (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) * McGarrett recalls a fateful mission on “Hawaii Five-0” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * “Dateline NBC” (9 p.m.) * “Perfect Score” (9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) * “What Would You Do?” (9 p.m., ABC) * “20/20” (10 p.m., ABC).

p.m., ABC, r) * Jeff Bridges, Stacy Keibler and Jesse and the Rippers visit “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Jane Lynch and the Goo Goo Dolls on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS).

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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.

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Marie Crowe, Jennifer Minter a/k/a Jennifer Hatchell Minter, a/k/a Jennifer Meghan Minter Hatchell, individually and as Personal Representative for the Estate of Pauline Nell Cannarella, a/k/aPauline Hatchell, a/k/a Megan Monday, James M. Hatchell, Jr. a/k/a James Maurice Hatchell, John Matthew Hatchell a/k/a Matthew Hatchell, Samantha Addison Minter a/k/a Samantha Minter, a minor, Jeremy Liam Minter a/k/a J. Liam Minter, a minor, St. Anne Catholic Church, Citibank, N.A., American InfoSource, servicer on behalf of Bank of America, Dunbar Funerals and Cremations - Devine, and Wells Fargo Card Services, DEFENDANT(S).

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 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 recorded August 24, 2009 in Book 1128 at Page 1243.

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

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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

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, AND NOTICE TO APPOINT GUARDIAN AD LITEM (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) DEFICIENCY WAIVED IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2013-CP-43-00653 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Synovus Bank, formerly Columbus Bank and Trust Company, successor in interest through merger and by name change with The National Bank of South Carolina, PLAINTIFF, vs. Lisa C. Dubay individually and as Personal Representative for the Estate of Jewell C. McGorty, a/k/a Jewell Virginia McGorty, a/k/a Jewell R. Cannarella, Nancy H. Cannarella a/k/a Nancy Hoar Cannarella, individually and as Personal Representative for the Estate of Joseph J. Cannarella, a/k/aJoseph J. Cannarella, Jr., Anne

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 15, 2013. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) 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 and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Mortgagee immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter "Order"), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, KORN LAW FIRM, P.A., 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

Notice of Sale NOTICE OF SALE (DEFICIENCY WAIVED) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013-CP-14-00007 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLARENDON Harry Lee Wise, Jr.

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Notice of Sale Plaintiff, vs. Kirk McLeod, Defendant. The undersigned, Richard L. Booth, Special Referee for Sumter County, hereby gives notice that pursuant to an Order Of Foreclosure And Sale of the Court of Common Pleas for Clarendon County in the above captioned case, he will sell at public auction for cash, in front of the Sumter County Judicial Center, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina on Sales Day in August, the same being August 5, 2013, during the legal hours of sale, at 12:00 o=clock p.m., the following described property: The following is a description of the premises herein to be sold: All of that piece, parcel or tract of land, being and situate in School District #2 of the County of Clarendon , State of South Carolina, said tract containing 15.8 acres, more or less, and bounding now or formerly as follows: on the Northeast by the right of way of S.C. Highway S-14-379; on the Southeast by right of way of S.C. Highway S-14-378; on the Southwest by the right of way of S.C. Highway S-14-378, by Lot 31 as shown on a plat by H.F. Oliver, dated March 8, 1972, by a 50 foot right of way, and by lands of the South Carolina Public Service Authority; on the Northwest by a 50 foot right of way, by Lot #1 as shown on a plat by H.F. Oliver, dated March 8, 1972 and by lands of the South Carolina Public Service Authority, and by Lee Akers. For a more particular description of said tract, reference may had to a plat by H.F. Oliver and Associates, dated September 16, 1975 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Clarendon County in Plat book 27 at Page 657, whereon the above described tract is designated as Tract #5.

Tax Map No.: 196-01-013-00 AND ALSO: All that said piece, parcel or lot of land, located in Clarendon County, School District #2, being designated as Lots #1 and #2 on plat of T.G. Gamble, R. L. S., dated March 8, 1972 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Clarendon County in Plat Book #24 at Page 181, Said lots being bounded and measuring as follows: on the North by other lands of Grantors and measuring thereon 250 feet; on the East by other lands of Grantors and a 50 foot right of way and measuring an aggregate distance of 240 feet; on the South by Lot #3, said plat, and measuring thereon 250 feet; And on the West by lands of the South Carolina Public Service Authority and Measuring an aggregate distance of 240 feet. Be all of said measurements a little more or a little less and according to said plat.

Tax Map No.: 196-01-01-013-00 AND ALSO: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in School District #2 of the County of Clarendon, State of South Carolina. Said lot being designated as Lot #1 on a plat hereinafter referred to, according to Which said lot is bounding and measures as follows: on the Northeast by a 25 foot right of way providing access to a public road and measuring thereon 70 feet; on the Southeast by lands formerly of Reese and measuring thereon 160 feet; on the Southwest by lands of the South Carolina Public Authority and measuring thereon 70 feet; on the Northwest by lot #2 on said plat and measuring thereon 160 feet. For a more particular description of said lot, reference may be had to a plat by W.B. Sykes, Surveyor, dated may 3, 1967 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Clarendon County in Plat book 20 at Page 8, whereon the above described lot is designated as Lot #1.

Tax Map No: 195-04-01-018-00

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AND ALSO: All that certain, piece, parcel, or lot of land, located in School District 20, County of Clarendon, State of South Carolina being designated as Lot No. 3 on plat of T.G. Gamble, R. L.S. dated March 18, 1972, and recorded and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Clarendon County in Plat Book 24 at Page 181, which is incorporated herein by reference pursuant to

MEASURING THEREON 127.6 FEET, ON THE EAST BY BARNETT DRIVE AND FRONTING THEREON 80 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO.34 AND MEASURING THEREON 127.75 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NOS. 35 AND 43 AND MEASURING THEREON AN AGGREGATE OF 70 FEET. BE ALL OF THE MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS AND ACCORDING TO SAID MOST RECENT PLAT.

Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of the State of South Carolina. Said lot being bonded, now or formerly, and measuring as follow: On the North by Lot No. 2 of said plat, and measuring thereon 250 feet; on the East by a 50 foot street right of way, and measuring thereon 82.6 feet; on the South by spur of SC

BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO REGINA G. DAVIS BY DEED OF JAMES E. WHITE, JR. DATED APRIL 27, 2001 AND RECORDED ON MAY 2, 2001 IN DEED BOOK 802 PAGE 866 IN THE R.M.C. OFFICE OF SUMTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Highway S-14-378, and measuring hereon 310.3 feet; and on the West by lands of the South Carolina Public Service Authority along an irregular and angular line and measuring an aggregate distance 179.1 feet.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 32 Barnette Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS: 228-15-02-036

Tax Map No.: 196 - 01-010-00 This being the same property conveyed to Kirk McLeod by deed of Harry Lee Wise, Jr., dated August 12, 2010, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Clarendon County on August 13, 2010 in Deed Book 772 at Page 29 TERMS OF SALE: For cash, the successful bidder to deposit with the Master-in-Equity at the conclusion of the bidding five (5%) percent of his bid in evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to the purchase price in the event of compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of his bid within thirty (30) days after the final acceptance of this bid, then the property shall be re-advertised and resold on the same terms and at the purchaser's risk on some subsequent sales day. Bidding shall close on sales day inasmuch as the Plaintiff has waived the right to a deficiency judgment. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6%. The Sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions and restrictions of record, and any other senior encumbrances. Purchaser to pay for any statutory commission on the sale from the proceeds of the final bid amount. Purchaser to pay for deed preparation, cost or recording the deed, and transfer taxes on the Deed. The property will be withdrawn from sale in the event Plaintiff or agent for Plaintiff is not present at sale. RICHARD L. BOOTH SPECIAL REFEREE FOR SUMTER COUNTY

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TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-00200 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Regina G. Davis; CACV of Colorado, LLC; and CACH, LLC, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND TOGETHER WITH THE DWELLING AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT NO. 33 ON THAT PLAT PREPARED BY PALMER & MALONE, CE'S DATED FEBRUARY 27, 1952, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK Z-10 AT PAGE 133. SAID LOT NO. 33 BEING BOUNDED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 32 AND

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Financial South Carolina, Inc. vs. Cynthia K. LaPalme; Danny N. LaPalme, C/A No. 10-CP-43-0920, The following property will be sold on August 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon, situate in City and County of Sumter, South Carolina, School District 17, represented as Lot 2 on a plat of Joseph R. Edwards, dated March 16, 1990 and recorded in the Sumter County RMC Office in Plat Book 90 at Page 358. Derivation: Book 723 at Page 436.

Property Address: 20 Wesley Hall Court, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS #206-07-02-002, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES,

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EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES.

BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: STARTING AT A PIN AND RUNNING N32 ° 33' 55''E FOR A DISTANCE OF 104.95 FEET, THENCE TURNING AND RUNNING S57 ° 27' 25''E FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.02 FEET, THENCE TURNING AND RUNNING S 32 ° 30' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 104.96 FEET, THENCE TURNING AND RUNNING N57 ° 27' 15'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.14 FEET. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EXISTING RESERVATION, EASEMENTS, RIGHT-OF-WAY, ZONING ORDINANCES, AND RESTRICTIVE OR PROTECTIVE COVENANTS THAT MAY APPEAR OF RECORD OR ON THE PREMISES.

within Twenty (20) days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record.

preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Sumter County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances.

TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #10-CP-43-0920. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 014158-00119 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1047231

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: New Day Financial, LLC vs. Linell E. Anderson, III, C/A No. 10-CP-43-2026, The following property will be sold on August 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, is any situate, lying and being in the Providence Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 23, as shown on that certain Plat of Julian B. Allen, R.L.S., dated October 3, 1988 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 89 at Page \347, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said Plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property known as 3127 Bush Lane, Dalzell, South Carolina. Derivation: Book 914 at Page 750.

Property Address: 3127 Bush Lane, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS #190-10-03-004, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #10-CP-43-2026. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 010904-00073 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1047250

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-01349 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association as successor in interest to Bank One, National Association, as Trustee for registered holders of Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp. CSFB Mortgage-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2002-30 vs. Betty Jean Grant; AB & G Developers; Discount Homes, Inc.; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DELINEATED AND SHOWN AS LOT 9, AND BEING 0.6 ACRES, ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR BETTY GRANT BY BEN J. MAKELA, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR. PROPERTY

ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2001 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER GAFL154B86544HS12. BORROWER, THE TRUE AND LAWFUL OWNER OF RECORD OF THE MOBILE HOME BEING MORTGAGED WITH THE PROPERTY, DECLARES THAT IT IS BORROWER'S INTENT THAT THE MOBILE HOME LOSE ITS NATURE AS PERSONAL PROPERTY AND BECOME REALITY. BORROWER FURTHER DECLARES THAT THE MOBILE HOME SHALL REMAIN PERMANENTLY ATTACHED AS PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY AND WILL NOT BE REMOVED THEREFROM. DERIVATION: THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BETTY J. GRANT BY DEED FROM JAMES R. ADAMS, BARBRA H. GULLEDGE AND ROBERT D. BELK DATED MAY 13, 2002 AND RECORDED JUNE 19, 2002 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ROD FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN BOOK 846 AT PAGE 89.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 150 Apollo Road, Sumter, SC 29168 TMS: 157-00-04-039 (Land) 400-00-29-742 (Mobile Home) TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2012-CP-43-1520 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Bank of America, N.A. against, Bernard L. Martin, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12 pm, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

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All that piece parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon situate, lying and being in Sumter County, South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot No. 93 on that certain plat of Robert G. Mathis, R.L.S., dated May 2, 1994, and recorded in the Sumter County, R.O.D. Office at Plat Book 95, page 3, 4, and 5. Reference is directed to said plat for a more complete description of metes, courses, distances, boundaries and lengths.

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CASE NO. 2013-CP-43-265 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Trustmark National Bank against Gregory Godard, as heir at law of and as personal representative of the estate of Carl Godard; Karl Godard, Monica Godard, and Stephanie Godard as heirs at law of Carl Godard, deceased, and any other heirs-at-law or distributees or personal representatives and their spouses, if any they have, and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, I, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING, AND BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF STATEBURG, COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS NORTHERN PORTION OF 1240 RHONDA STREET (THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS ARE SHOWN IN PLAT BOOK 87 AT PAGE 1104), BEING BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF ROBERTS, WHEREON IT MEASURES 135.00 FEET; ON THE EAST BY RHONDA STREET, WHEREON IT MEASURES 149.96 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF SAID LOT, WHEREON IT MEASURES 134.58 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF HOUSTON, WHEREON IT MEASURES 149.96 FEET.

All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land with improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina identified as Lot No. 52 of Wintergreen Subdivision, Phase I and being more fully shown on a plat thereon prepared by Michael C. Turbeville, III, PLS dated April 30, 2002 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2002, at page 237. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.

ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 1992 CHAMPION MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER 49921266282A&B (SEE RETIREMENT AFFIDAVIT IN BOOK 1100 AT PAGE 3542).

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This being the same property conveyed to Carl Godard by deed of Donald W. Swensen and Kristianne J. Swensen dated October 27, 2006 and recorded on October 30, 2006 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1051 at Page 707.

Property Address: 1635 Yaupon Dr., Sumter, SC 29154 TMS # 186-02-06-001 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff's representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Master in Equity for Sumter County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for

THIS IS THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JULIET L. MAHONEY AND JULIA M. BILLUPS BY DEED OF CHARLES SMITH BY DEED DATED MAY 9, 2008 AND RECORDED MAY 14, 2008 IN BOOK 1105 AT PAGE 2932.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1230 Ronda Street, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS: 155-08-01-024 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and

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Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff, -vsJohn F. Jefferson, RMC Financial Services Corp, and Glasscock Cdl Driving Institute, Inc. , Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-01937 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. vs. Karin Stacy Brown; Mark Randall Brown; Harold Christopher Nettles; Richard C. Nettles; Wade Hampton Nettles; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Inc., et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING, AND BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PRIVATEER IN SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 5A, BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK 89, PAGE 1076 RECORDED IN THE RMC OFFICE FOR SUMTER COUNTY. REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF METES AND BOUNDS THEREOF. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2003 HENDERSON MADISON MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER HHC014876NCAB. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KARIN BROWN AND MARK R. BROWN BY DEED OF KARIN S. BROWN, DATED NOVEMBER 26, 2007 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 26, 2007 IN BOOK 1096 AT PAGE 356 IN THE RMC OFFICE FOR SUMTER COUNTY. THEREAFTER, MARK R. BROWN CONVEYED HIS INTEREST TO KARIN BROWN BY DEED DATED FEBRUARY 28, 2012 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 28, 2012 IN BOOK 1167 AT PAGE 1617.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 374 Pack Road, Sumter, SC 29150

BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. vs. John F. Jefferson, RMC Financial Services Corp, and Glasscock Cdl Driving Institute, Inc. , I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Mayesville Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot Number 23, Block F on a plat of Mayesville East Subdivision made by J.P. Edwards. R.L.S., dated September 18, 1979 and recorded in the Office of the. R.M.C for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-43, Page 240 and according to said plat being bounded and measuring as follows: On the North by land now or formerly of Southern Builders, Inc. and Lot Number 12, said block and plat, and measuring thereon 156.61 feet; on the East by Lot Number 22, said block and plat, and measuring thereon 278. 15 feet; on the South by Fourth Street, and measuring thereon 156.61 feet; and the West by Lot 24, and measuring thereon 278.15 feet, be all of said measurements a little more or less. This being the identical property conveyed to John F. Jefferson by deed of Southern Builders, Inc. dated September 30, 1982 and recorded October 13, 1982 lit the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Deed Book 319 at Page 992.

Physical Address: 4105 4th St., Mayesville, SC 29104 TMS #: 30982022007 Mobile Home: 2000 Clayton VIN#OHC011059NCAB SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES

TMS: 224-13-01-015 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 12-CP-43-617 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County

BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. vs. Julia M. Billups; Juliet L. Mahoney, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

Notice of Sale

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master In Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.99% per annum. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2010-CP-43-1823 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of SYNOVUS BANK, formerly known as Columbus Bank and Trust Co., as successor in interest through name change and merger with the National Bank of South Carolina against RONALD A. WELDON, the Master in Equity for

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Also includes a 1997 Homestead Mobile Home, VIN# HMST11525ABGA. This being the same property conveyed to Bernard Martin by deed of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., dated March 31, 2009 and recorded April 8, 2009, in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, State of South Carolina, in Book 1121 at Page 001157.

Property Address: 4120 Angel Drive, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS # 151-12-04-002 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of Five And 00/100 percent (5.00%) to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale

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Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on August 5, 2013 at the Sumter County Judicial Center, 141 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

Courthouse, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property, to wit:

and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances.

but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record.

THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY AND TOWNSHIP OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT NOS. 5 AND 6, BLOCK M, OF GEDDIE GARDENS SUBDIVISION, AND BEING SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED BY EDWARDS LAND SURVEYORS DATED MAY 14, 1987, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE R.M.C. FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 87 AT PAGE 762. SUBJECT PROPERTY BEING BOUNDED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTHEAST BY LOT NO. 4 AND MEASURING THEREON 200.24 FEET; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY LOT NO. 15 AND 16 AND MEASURING THEREON 99.77 FEET; ON THE SOUTHWEST BY LOT NO. 7 AND MEASURING THEREON 200.48 FEET; AND ON THE NORTHWEST BY PRATT AVENUE WHERE IT FRONTS AND MEASURES 100.85 FEET. BEING ALL OF SAID MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT.

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the Township of Providence, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, containing 12.64 acres, more or less, and being shown and delineated as Lot "A" on that plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, PLS, dated July 1, 1997 and recorded in Plat Book 97 at page 957 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under § 30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This is the property known as 3755 Red Lane Road, Dalzell, South Carolina. Tax Parcel No.: 150-00-03-060. This property is subject to a forty foot (40') access easement along the eastern boundary of Tract "A" as evidenced by the aforesaid plat. This being the identical property conveyed to Ronald A. Weldon by that deed of James S. Weldon, Jr., dated April 22, 2002 and recorded April 25, 2002 in Deed Book 839 at page 1899, aforesaid records. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 6.0% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser will pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Kent J. Wiggins; Alyson Mark Wiggins; Bank of America, N.A, C/A No. 13-CP-43-0459, The following property will be sold on August 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any situate, lying and being tin the City and County of Sumter, Sate of South Carolina being and shown delineated as Lot No. 62 of Deerfield Subdivision IndianHill Addition No. 1 on that certain plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated September 23, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, page 1196. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This being the same property known as 81 Powhatan Court, Sumter, SC Represented by Sumter County Parcel No. 204-09-03-005. Derivation: Book 1106 at Page 183.

Property Address: 81 Powhatan Ct, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS #204-09-03-005, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.375% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-0459. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 015262-00951 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1047249

NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2012-CP-43-0029 By virtue of a Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, heretofore granted in the case of Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Frederic G. Daniels, et. al. Defendant; I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, August 5, at 12:00 o'clock Noon, at the Sumter County

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter County, in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 64 in "Gingko Hills" Subdivision, Phase 2, as shown on that certain plat of Michael C. Turbeville, 111, P.L.S., dated March 15, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2006 at page 374. Reference is directed to said plat for a more complete description of metes, courses, distances, boundaries and measurements. This is a portion of the identical property conveyed to Ginkgo Hills Development Company, LLC, by Deed of Betty C. Peeler, Cynthia C. Thompson, formerly known as Cynthia A. Carter and Vickie L. Carter as Trustees under those three certain irrevocable trust agreements heretofore entered into for their benefit by William J. Carter dated May 31, 1989, and recorded in said Register's Office in Book 870 at page 89. This is the property generally known as 3125 Kaempfer Circle, Sumter, South Carolina 29153. TMS# 200-08-03-024. Said property is the same property conveyed to Frederic G. Daniels by Deed of Wayne C. Coker dated August 27, 2007, recorded August 27, 2007, in the Office of t he Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1090 at page 2548.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY IS: 3125 Kaempfer Circle Sumter, SC 29153 TMS# 200-08-03-024. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH: The undersigned Master in Equity will require a deposit of Five (5%) per cent of the amount of bid (in cash or equivalent), same to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid, but in case of non-compliance within twenty (20) days after the date of the sale, same to be forfeited and applied to costs and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to taxes for the year 2013 and subsequent years, and to existing easements and restrictions of record, and to homeowners association assessment accruing after issuance of the Master's Deed. Purchaser shall pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance at the rate of 3.375% per annum. Purchaser shall pay for all costs of recording the deed. Since a personal and deficiency judgment has been demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of thirty days, and will close on September 4, 2013, at 12:00 o'clock Noon. RICHARD L. BOOTH as Master in Equity for Sumter County Attorney for the Plaintiff: Kevin T. Brown P. O. Box 58 Columbia, South Carolina 29202

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011-CP-43-00756 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: HSBC Bank USA, as Trustee in trust for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc., Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2003-HE4 vs. Jerlean T. Fulwood and Anette T. Ceasar, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 1.0 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN CONCORD TOWNSHIP, THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS TRACT " B" ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT BY R.F MCLELLAN, C.E., DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 1937, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK G-5 AT PAGE 137; A N D , B E I N G M O R E PARTICULARLY SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON MORE RECENT PLAT BY ALLEN-MAKELA, INC., DATED DECEMBER 30, 1993 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 97 AT PAGE 723. PURSUANT TO SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1976), REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT IS HEREBY CRAVED FOR PARTICULARS OF THE BOUNDARIES, METES, COURSES, AND/OR DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY DELINEATED THEREON. THIS PROPERTY IS REPRESENTED AS TAX MAP PARCEL NO. 296-00-03-006 UPON THE RECORDS OF THE SUMTER COUNTY AUDITOR; SAID 1 ACRE PARCEL FRONTS ON S.C ROAD S-43-341. THIS BEING THE PROPERTY OF WHICH AARON TOMLIN ACQUIRED AN INTEREST, ALONG WITH WILLIE TOMLIN, FROM THE ESTATE OF ANNA FRANCES, AND BY DEED OF INTEREST FROM THE REMAINING HEIRS OF ANNA FRANCES, BEING ELOISE SMITH, ET AL, RECORDED DECEMBER 29, 2952 IN DEED BOOK G-7 AT PAGE 367, G-7 AT PAGE 198, T-5 AT PAGE 364, Q-5 AT PAGES 410, 411, 413; AARON TOMLIN SUBSEQUENTLY DIED INTESTATE APRIL 23, 1978, ACCORDING TO HIS ESTATE PACKAGE FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PACKAGE 5144; HIS HEIRS AT LAW WERE MATIEL T. GRAY (A/K/A MATIEL T. JOHNSON, AARON TOMLIN, JR., JAMES W. TOMLIN, JERLEAN T. FULWOOD AND ANNETTE T. CEASAR; AN HEIR, WILLIE TOMLIN, SUBSEQUENTLY DIED TESTATE, HIS ESTATE BEING OF RECORD IN PACKAGE 93-ES-212, AND HIS DEVISEES WERE JERLEAN T. FULWOOD AND ANNETTE T. CEASAR.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3365 Tobias Rd, Alcolu, SC 29001 TMS: 296-00-03-006 (Part of) TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs

In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE (DEFICIENCY WAIVED) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2012-CP-43-2376

The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-0392. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 003231-02485 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1047450

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2013-CP-43-0156 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Trustmark National Bank against, Robert L. Pickering, II, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12 pm, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wayne Webb, Plaintiff, vs. Tommy Greene, Jr., and Vickie Greene, Defendants. The undersigned, Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County hereby gives notice that pursuant to a Order Of Foreclosure And Sale of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County in the above captioned case, he will sell at public auction for cash, in front of the Sumter County Courthouse on Sales Day in August, the same being August 5, 2013, during the legal hours of sale, at 12:00 o'clock p.m., the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina being shown and designated as Lot 59, containing 0.25 acres, more or less on a plat prepared for James M. Dwyer and Ione J. Dwyer, by Edwards Land Surveyors, Inc., dated December 3, 1997 and recorded December 18, 1997 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 97 at Page 1466 Reference to said plat for more complete and accurate description. This being the same property known as 210 Perkins Ave., Sumter, SC. Represented by Sumter County Parcel No.: 226-04-03-002. This being the same property conveyed unto Tommy Greene, Jr., and Vickie M. Greene by Deed of Wayne Webb dated June 16, 2011 and recorded in Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1156, Page 00562 on June 21, 2011, TERMS OF SALE: For cash, the successful bidder to deposit with the Master-in-Equity at the conclusion of the bidding five (5%) percent of his bid in evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to the purchase price in the event of compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of his bid within thirty (30) days after the final acceptance of this bid, then the property shall be re-advertised and resold on the same terms and at the purchaser's risk on some subsequent sales day. Bidding shall close on sales day inasmuch as the Plaintiff has waived the right to a deficiency judgment. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5%. The Sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions and restrictions of record, and any other senior encumbrances. Purchaser to pay for any statutory commission on the sale from the proceeds of the final bid amount. Purchaser to pay for deed preparation, cost or recording the deed, and transfer taxes on the deed. The property will be withdrawn from sale in the event Plaintiff or agent for Plaintiff is not present at sale. RICHARD L. BOOTH MASTER-IN-EQUITY FOR SUMTER COUNTY

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All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Stateburg, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 203 of Oakland North Subdivision, as shown on that certain Plat prepared by Allen-Makela Land Surveyors dated October 24, 1991 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 92, at Page 25. This said lot having such metes, boundaries, courses, and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This is the same property known as 2700 Watermark Drive, Dalzell, South Carolina. Represented by Sumter County Parcel No. 092-13-01-010. This being the same property conveyed to Robert L. Pickering, II and Helen M. Pickering, as joint tenants with rights of survivorship by deed of Guardian Builders, Inc., dated August 30, 2007 and recorded on August 30, 2007, in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, State of South Carolina, in Book 1090 at Page 3589. Thereafter, Helen M. Pickering conveyed her interest in said property to Robert Lee Pickering, II by Quit Claim Deed dated December 10, 2008 and recorded on December 12, 2008, in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, State of South Carolina, in Book 1116 at Page 782.

Property Address 2700 Watermark Drive, Dalzell, South Carolina 29040 TMS # 092-13-01-010 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of Four And 13/100 percent (4.125%) to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within Twenty (20) days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale.

Master in Equity For Sumter County KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-02136 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Hunters Crossing of Sumter Homeowners Association, Inc.; Eriya Osaki; Natalie Osaki, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 15 OF HUNTERS CROSSING SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1, SECTION 1 AS MORE FULLY SHOWN ON A PLAT THEREOF PREPARED BY LOUIS W. TISDALE, RLS, DATED FEBRUARY 9, 2006 RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 2006 AT PAGE 91; WHICH PLAT IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY THIS REFERENCE AND HAVING SUCH METES, BOUNDS, COURSES AND DISTANCES, BEING A LITTLE MORE OR LESS, AS BY THIS REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT WILL MORE FULLY APPEAR. THIS BEING A PORTION OF THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO NATALIE OSAKI AND ERIYA OSAKI BY DEED OF FIRSTAR HOMES, INC. DATED AUGUST 24, 2006 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN BOOK 1043 AT PAGE 1858.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1488 Ruger Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS: 187-13-01-002 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-00560 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Clinton O. Roberts and Gail A. Roberts, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH

THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CLINTON O. ROBERTS AND GAIL A. ROBERTS BY DEED OF J. M. BARRETT, DATED 05/14/1987 AND RECORDED ON 05/19/1987 IN BOOK 450 AT PAGE 1621.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 85 Pratt Avenue, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS: 268-11-01-022 and 268-11-01-033 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-321 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Household Finance Corporation II against Jim E. Ridgill, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12:00 PM, at County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel and tract of land, situate, lying and being in Privateer Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown as 0.22 acre on a plat by Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S., dated February 5, 1998, recorded in Plat Book 98 at Page 230, Records of Sumter County, said 0.22 acre is bounded and measured as follows: on the North by Tract A, lands of Ridgill, said plat, and measuring thereon 145.78 feet; on the Southeast by lands of Ann T. Reynolds, said plat, and measuring thereon 181.44 feet; and on the Southwest by lands of Ann T. Reynolds and lands of Herman D. and Betty B. Jackson, said plat, and measuring thereon 105.35 feet. Be all dimensions a little more or less and according to said plat. Being the same property conveyed unto Jim E. Ridgill by deed from Ann T. Reynolds dated March 5, 1998 and recorded March 6, 1998 in Deed Book 699 at Page 315 in the ROD Office for Sumter County, South Carolina. Also containing the following found in Book 692 at Page 452: all that certain piece, parcel and lot of land, situate, lying and being in Privateer Township, County

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Garvin D. Watson; Janice LeBourne Watson; Hunters Crossing of Sumter Homeowners Assn., Inc., C/A No. 13-CP-43-0392, The following property will be sold on August 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot 166 of Hunters Crossing Subdivision, Phase 1, Section 1 as more fully shown on a plat thereof prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, RLS, recorded December 19, 2006 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2006 at Page 609; which plat is incorporated herein by this reference and having such metes, bounds, courses and distances, being a little more or less, as by this reference to said plat will more fully appear Derivation: Book 1090 at Page 74.

Property Address 1780 Benelli St, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS #187-12-01-017,

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SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale,

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of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown as Lot A on a plat by Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S., dated September 28, 1994, recorded in Plat Book 94 at Page 1315, and more recently and particularly shown on a plat by Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S., dated January 24, 1995, recorded in Plat Book 95 at Page 56, Records of Sumter County. Said Lot A contains 0.70 acre, more or less, and is bounded and measured as follows: on the Northwest by Kolb Road, said plat, and fronting thereon 119.51 feet in an arc; on the Northeast by Lot B, said plat, and measuring thereon 277.51 feet; on the South by lands of Ann T. Reynolds, said plat, and measuring thereon 64.01 feet and 145.77 feet; and on the Southwest by lands of Herman D. and Betty B. Jackson, said plat, and measuring thereon 157.4 feet, be all dimensions a little more or less and according to said most recent plat. Being the same property conveyed unto Jim E. Ridgill by deed from Frank L. Ridgill and Mary R. Ridgill dated December 10, 1997 and recorded December 15, 1997 in Deed Book 692 at Page 452 in the ROD Office for Sumter County, South Carolina.

a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five per cent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within 30 days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. As a personal or deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. CODE Ann. Section 15-39-720 (1976). If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record.

make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of any attorney licensed in South Carolina.

THIS IS THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SANDRA Y. PETTY BY DEED OF CHARLES SMITH DATED APRIL 11, 2006 AND RECORDED APRIL 12, 2006 IN BOOK 1024 AT PAGE 56.

Property Address: 2221 Kolb Road, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS No. 209-00-01-012 2221 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of said bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the successful bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said defaulting bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 12.3180%. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date.

Special Referee For Sumter County KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 2012-CP-43-2092 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Melvin J. Bennett, et al., I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any situate, lying and being in Providence Township, Sumter County, South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #7 of Rolling Hills Subdivision, Section II, Phase I, as shown on that certain plat of Lindler Land Surveyings, LLC dated January 29, 1999 and recorded in Plat Book 2002 at Page 489 in the RMC Office for Sumter County, and having such metes and bounds as are shown on said plat. This description being in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. This is the property known as 3365 Drayton Drive. This being the same property conveyed to Melvin J. Bennett by Deed from Guardian Builders, Inc. dated November 1, 2002 and recorded November 1, 2002 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 863 at Page 50.

Property address: 3365 Drayton Drive, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS No. 1511403007

The Honorable Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Riley, Pope & Laney, LLC, Post Office Box 11412, Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 799-9993 Attorneys for Plaintiff 1049487

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2006-CP-43-1665 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP against, Tyrone Fullard, Cornthia Davis, and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12 pm o'clock , at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

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All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 44, containing 0.59 acre, as shown on that certain plat of Edmunds Land Surveying, Inc., dated May 19, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Plat Book 2000 at Page 438, reference to which is craved for the exact metes, boundaries and distances pursuant to authority contained in Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This is the property known as 1115 Gilbert Street. This being the identical property conveyed unto Tyrone Fullard and Cornthia Davis by Deed of Mark Brody, dated April 17, 2002 and recorded April 24, 2002, in Volume 839 at Page 1342, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, State of South Carolina. Also: a 2002 Fleetwood Glenbrooke SLE 64'x32' mobile home, serial #NCFL241AB67386GB13.

Property Address 1115 Gilbert Street, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS#: 2511001027 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of 7.625 % to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of said bid is due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. In the event of a third party bidder and that any third party bidder fails to deliver the required deposit in certified (immediately collectible) funds with the Office of the Master in Equity, said deposit being due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding on the day of sale, the Master in Equity will re-sell the subject property at the most convenient time thereafter (including the day of sale) upon notification to counsel for Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to comply with the balance due of the bid within 20 days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.375% per annum. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. This property will be sold subject to the applicable right of redemption of the United States of America. The sale or any resale will not be held unless the Plaintiff or its attorney's bidding agent is present and enters the Plaintiff's bid at the sale or has advised the Master in Equity's office of its bidding instructions. In the event a sale is held without the Plaintiff or its Attorney's bidding agent entering its bid, the sale shall be null and void. This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given. Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Scott Law Firm, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 2013-CP-43-19 BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., v. Estate of Dorothy B. Lemon, et al. I, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the Sumter County Judicial Center, 215 Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the Township and County of Sumter, State or South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 266, Section 7, In the Twin Lakes Subdivision on that plat prepared by D. D. Edmunds, RLS, dated March 20, 1991 and recorded in Plat Book 91 at page 309 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Said Lot No. 266 consists of 0.40 acre, more or less, being bounded and measuring as follows: On the NORTH by McCrays Mills Road, and measuring thereon 88.78 feet; on the EAST by Lot No. 265, and measuring thereon 150.56 feet;on the SOUTH by Lot No. 12A, and measuring thereon an aggregate distance of 133.63 feet; on the WEST by Twin Lakes Drive, and fronting thereon 110.14 feet; and on the NORTHWEST by the intersection of Twin Lakes Drive and McCrays Mill Road, and measuring thereon 37.70 feet. Be all said measurements a little more or a little less and according to aforesaid plat. This is the property known as 861 Twin Lakes Drive, Sumter, SC. LESS, HOWEVER, that certain parcel previously conveyed to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Columbia, South Carolina, recorded March 17, 1999 in Deed Book 734 at page 1610, aforesaid records. This being the identical property conveyed to Onless C. Lemon and Dorothy B. Lemon by that deed of Janie Durant-Williams dated May 16, 2003 and recorded May 21, 2003 in Deed Book 889 at page 1710, aforesaid records; full title to which subsequently transferred automatically to Dorothy B. Lemon upon the death of Onless C. Lemon on October 20, 2007 due to the fact that the Lemon's held the Property by Joint Tenancy with a Right of Survivorship.

Property Address: 861 Twin Lakes Drive, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS # 207-08-02-012 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment has been waived, therefore, the bidding will be final on the said sale date. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.125% per annum. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights prior to sale. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Charles J. Webb, Esquire Attorneys for Plaintiff Richardson Plowden & Robinson, P.A. PO Drawer 7788 Columbia South Carolina 29202 (803)771-4400

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2010-CP-43-02003 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Sandra Y. Petty, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: THAT LOT OF LAND WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON SITUATE IN SUMTER COUNTY, S O U T H C A R O L I N A , REPRESENTED AS LOT 21 ON PLAT OF JAMES D. WILSON, RLC DATED JANUARY 13, 2000, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUMTER COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS IN PLAT BOOK PB2000 AT PAGE 22. THIS IS THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 6885 CLAREMONT LANE SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA 29154 AND IS REPRESENTED ON THE SUMTER COUNTY TAX MAP AS PARCEL 073-00-05-012.

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CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 6885 Claremont Lane, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS: 0730005012 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC vs. Robert D. Silvey, C/A No. 11-CP-43-0844, The following property will be sold on August 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, represented as two lots (1 and 2), on a plat of H.S. Willson, dated November 22, 1976 and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-38 at Page 468, the boundaries and measurements were reconfirmed by plat of H.S. Willson, dated June 22, 1988 and recorded in Plat Book 88 at Page 692 in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of the metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. This being the property known as 2128 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina. TMS No: 246-02-01-003. Derivation: Book 1074 at Page 513

Property Address 2128 N Main St, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS #246-02-01-003, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #11-CP-43-0844. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as

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Marcell C. Fox; Marcus Gregory Choice; Earl Vernon Choice; Mattie LaRell Choice; Sandra Evelyn C. Love; Haywood Choice, Jr., C/A No. 12-CP-43-0377, The following property will be sold on August 5, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder:

Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 013225-01634 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1047429

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2013-CP-43-00654 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. against, Wendy A. Lamb, Randy D. Browder, Palisades Collection, LLC, Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, William Varnes, Sumter Christian School, and Midland Funding, LLC, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12 pm , at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

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All that certain piece, parcel, lot or tract of land, lying being and situate in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being more particularly shown and delineated as Lot 5, Block P, Oakland Plantation, on that certain plat of M. J. Belter and Company, dated February 11, 1970, revised October 9, 1970, and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter county in Plat Book Z-29 at page 119; and also being shown on that plat prepared for Jerry L. Meachum by Melvin J. Belter & Company dated April 5, 1971 and recorded in Plat Book Z-30 at page 4; and having such shapes, courses, distances, metes and bounds as shown upon said latter plat, all measurements being a little more or less, to which reference is hereby craved as often as necessary for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Wendy A. Lamb and Randy D. Browder as joint tenants with rights of survivorship by deed of M. Richard Thorpe., dated December 6, 2006 and recorded December 8, 2006, in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, State of South Carolina, in Book 1056 at Page 945.

Property Address 2444 Derwent Drive, Sumter, SC 29154

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Middleton, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #27, containing 0.82 of an acre, as shown on that certain plat prepared for Alphonzo Maurice Choice, by James D. Wilson, RLS, dated April 15, 1996 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Mesne Conveyances for Sumter County in Plat Book 96 at Page 588, and having such metes and bounds as are shown on said plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina. This is the property known as 2270 Haywood Choice Road. Derivation: Book 691 at Page 1787.

Property Address 2270 Haywood Choice Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168 This includes a 1996, Horton mobile home with VIN# H81208GL&R. 1010002025, TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 11.4% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #12-CP-43-0377. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County,

TMS # 134-09-02-093 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of Six And 50/100 percent (6.50%) to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within Twenty (20) days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. As a personal or deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of Thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. CODE Ann. Section 15-39-720 (1976). If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Master in Equity For Sumter County KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association, as Indenture Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee for AFC Trust Series 1999-1 vs. Alphonzo Maurice Choice; Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. f/k/a Green Tree Financial Services Corp.; Dwendolyn Elaine Choice; Ida

Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 006443-01272 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1047428

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-02055 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Martha Jacqueline Jackson; Cach, LLC, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on August 5, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING SET FORTH AS LOT 91 OF THE CURTIS PARK SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON THAT PLAT OF MICHAEL C. TURBERVILLE, III, PLS, DATED FEBRUARY 19, 1992, AND RECORDED IN THE SUMTER COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS OF IN PLAT BOOK 92 AT PAGE 392; PURSUANT TO SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1976), REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT IS HEREBY CRAVED FOR THE PARTICULARS OF THE BOUNDARIES, METES, COURSES, AND/OR DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY DELINEATED THEREON. THIS PROPERTY IS KNOWN AS 205 CURTISWOOD AVENUE, SUMTER, AND IS SHOWN ON THE AUDITOR'S MAP OF SUMTER COUNTY AS PARCEL 206-05-02-034. THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARTHA JACQUELINE JACKSON BY DEED OF KRISTI B. MCLEOD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RUTH H. MAYE DATED MARCH 4, 2008 AND RECORDED MARCH 5, 2008 IN BOOK 1101 AT PAGE 2843 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY.

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equivalent) as earnest money and as evidence of good faith. If the Plaintiff is the successful bidder at the sale, the Plaintiff may, after paying the costs of the sale, apply the debt due upon its Mortgage against its bid in lieu of cash. Should the person making the highest bid at the sale fail to comply with the terms of his bid by depositing the said five (5%) percent in cash, then the property shall be sold at the risk of such bidder on the same sales date or some subsequent date as the Master in Equity, or his designated representative, may find convenient and advantageous. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of his bid within thirty (30) days of the final acceptance of his bid, then the Master in Equity, or his designated representative, shall re-advertise and resell the property on the same terms on a subsequent date at the risk of such bidder. The purchaser to apply for documentary stamps on deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the interest rates contained in the Order.

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TMS: 206-05-02-034 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE CASE NO. 12-CP-43-2444 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., v. Edgell & Myers Properties, LLC, et. al, case number 12-CP-43-2444, I, the Master-in-Equity for Sumter County, will sell on August 5, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel and lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, identified as Lot 2, containing 1.11 acres, more or less, and being more fully shown on plat recorded in plat Book Z-42, at Page 169, records of Sumter County. Aforesaid Plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Be all measurements, a little more or less, and according to said plat. BEING the same property as conveyed to the Mortgagor herein by deed of A Southern Ministorage, L.L.C. dated December 6, 2007 and recorded in the R.O.D. Office for Sumter County, S.C., simultaneously herewith.

TMS #: 189-00-01-016 TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. If the successful bidder is other than the Plaintiff, the Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 7.5% shall be paid to the day of compliance. If the 5% deposit is not placed with the Court on the day of the sale, the property will be offered to the second highest bidder. In case of noncompliance within twenty (20) days after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to the Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser shall pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. As a deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding not will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days after the date of sale, with the sale to be final upon that date. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements, and easements and restrictions of record. The Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County in the case of Porter's of Sumter, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Vernond Davis, Defendant, under Case No. 2011-CP-43-139 the undersigned Master in Equity, for Sumter County, or his designated representative, will offer for sale at public outcry at 12:00 P.M., on August 5, 2013, at the Sumter County Courthouse,215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC, the following described real property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Mayesville, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, containing 1.00 acre, more or less, and being shown and delineated on that plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, PLS, dated March 19, 2002 and recorded in Plat Book 2002, at page 340 in the records of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under ยง 30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976, as amended). This property is known as 4465 Daffodil Lane, Gable, South Carolina and is designated as Sumter County Tax Map Parcel No.: 314-00-01-020. TERMS OF SALE: For Cash: the purchaser shall be required to deposit the sum of five (5%) percent of the amount of bid (in cash or

Note: As a Deficiency Judgment was granted, the bidding shall remain open for a period of thirty (30) days after the date of the sale as provided by law in such cases and compliance with the bid shall be made within thirty (30) days after the second sale. Plaintiff reserves the right to waive deficiency prior to the sale. Note: If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-referenced property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Note: This sale is also made subject to all Sumter County taxes and existing easements and restrictions of record. RICHARD L. BOOTH Sumter County Master in Equity Thomas E. Player, Jr. Player & McMillan, LLC Post Office Box 3690 Sumter, South Carolina 29151 803.775.2306 Attorney for Plaintiff

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EAR ABBY — I UNHAPPY IN SOUTH have been living CAROLINA with my girlfriend, “Robin,” for four years. DEAR UNHAPPY — She has children from a Because the woman previous marriage, and you’re living with shows their father is fairly active no interest in improving in their lives. I jumped in the quality of the relationand have taken the kids to ship, wanting to leave activities, helped with does not make you a bad homework and I person. You will pay the majority have to accept that of the bills. I dearbecause the chilly love the children depend upon dren. you for certain My problem is things they will be I no longer love affected by your detheir mother. parture. It’s too bad Abigail Robin and I are you didn’t consider VAN BUREN like roommates that before moving who share a bed. in with someone There is no paswho had a family. sion, no joy together and Try to make the breakno partnership. I spend up as civil as possible. Bemy time with the kids or fore you go, talk to each of alone. She’s with them at the children individually. different activities or busy Make it clear that they are on her computer. When I not the reason the relasuggest ways we could tionship is ending and bond together, she says, that you will always care “I’m too tired,” or “I don’t about them. That way, want to do that,” or “This they won’t think they did is the way it is!” something bad and blame I have stayed this long themselves. only for the kids, but I’m unhappy to the point of Dear Abby is written by aching. I feel guilty about Abigail Van Buren, also leaving and the strain it known as Jeanne Phillips, will put on the kids. Is and was founded by her there a way to leave a situ- mother, Pauline Phillips. ation like this? Am I a bad Write Dear Abby at www. man for wanting out and DearAbby.com or P.O. Box possibly leaving the chil- 69440, Los Angeles, CA dren to a tougher life? -- 90069. dear abby

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