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Crowd to school board: Change now Meeting packed by students, parents, public; most express disapproval BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

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Paige Huffman waits to speak as Lance Foxworth presents a petition to the Sumter School Board during their meeting Monday.

About a 100 people poured into Sumter School District headquarters Monday night for the school board meeting. A few times, one of the four Sumter County deputies had to ask people to not block the doorways. Judging by the applause and speakers, many were unhappy. “Regarding tonight’s public participation, I caution you, do not address individuals by name,” said Chairman

Keith Schultz. “Please maintain decorum.” Recent news regarding an investigation of reported irregularities during this year’s High School Assessment Program (HSAP) testing at Sumter High School and departures of nearly 40 teachers from the school likely prompted the large turnout. This is Sterling Harris’ first year in the Sumter School District

SUMTER HIGH CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATES

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LEFT: Sumter High School Class of 2013 Valedictorian Mary Mulholland speaks to her fellow graduates on Saturday at Memorial Stadium as part of graduation commencement ceremonies. Mulholland was one of more than 500 Sumter High students to graduate on Saturday.

BELOW LEFT: Thomas Abram Jr. and his 500-plus classmates wait for the commencement ceremony to begin Saturday morning.

BELOW RIGHT: Hundreds of parents, other family members and friends stand in the bleachers of the stadium as the Sumter High class of 2013 procession walks to their seats on Saturday.

and as Sumter High’s principal since the retirement of longtime Principal Rutledge Dingle. Eight people signed up for public participation. Seven got to speak with six of those addressing issues at Sumter High School or district administration. As only 15 minutes were allotted SEE SCHOOL BOARD, PAGE A6

Garrett: White shot 5 times BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com MANNING — Preliminary autopsy results have confirmed that Sadie Brown and Maebell White died from gunshot wounds, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett. “Mrs. Brown was shot twice and Mrs. White was shot five times,” Garrett said Monday afternoon. “Both died as a result of the gunshot wounds.” Garrett said his investigators think GARRETT Brown was shot either late May 27 or early May 28, and White was shot between 10:30 and 11 a.m. May 30. While Garrett confirmed that White was shot and EADY died at the 527 Subdivision Road Recycling Center, he said he would not elaborate on where investigators think Brown was shot. Following a four-state search, Jeffrey Eady, 31, Brown’s cousin, was arrested in Florida on June 1. He has been charged with murder in the deaths of Brown, 77, and White, 65, and now sits in the Clarendon County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing before a circuit court judge on the murder charges. He remains on suicide watch after authorities said he attempted to cut his wrist with the metal part of an inmate arm band. Eady has also been charged with murder in May 30 shooting death of a third woman, Crystal Johnson, 37, of Adams Run in Charleston County. He also faces Eady grand larceny, possession of a weapon during a violent SEE AUTOPSIES, PAGE A8

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Boys to Men, Girls to Women conferences soon FROM STAFF REPORTS It’s almost time for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office annual Youth Conferences. Boys to Men will be held Friday and Saturday, and Girls to Women will be held June 28 and 29. The conferences are aimed at building and promoting character and leadership skills among children and teenagers, and both will be held at Crestwood

High School, 2000 Oswego Highway, Sumter. The targeted ages for the conferences are 10 to 17 and 18 if still in high school. Business leaders and professionals from Sumter County will serve as presenters for the breakout sessions. Topics will include “The Landscape to Abstinence,” “Constructing My Finances and Character,” “The Architectural Design of a Man/Woman,” “Alcohol and Drugs, Unstable Structures,”

“The Internal Man/Woman: A Picture of Health” and “Stereotypes that Interrupt Life.” Campers will also tour South Carolina State University and visit the Orangeburg Water Park. Every year, students who participate in the program and graduate from high school return the following year as youth counselors. This will be the sixth year for the Boys to Men and the fifth for the Girls to Women.

“We are extremely grateful that we have an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life,” said Sheriff Anthony Dennis. “Many businesses, organizations, churches and individual citizens have joined forces with the sheriff’s office over the years in making the conferences successful. Every year we strive to exceed the success of the previous year in increasing moral, character, self-awareness and leader-

ship skills among the attendees.” Applications are available at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, 1281 N. Main St., Sumter, or at www.sumtersheriff. org. Cost of attendance is $25 per applicant. Applications for volunteers are also available, and a background check will be administered by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, call (803) 436-2000.

TUOMEY 5-MILER Runners take off from Tuomey Regional Medical Center on Saturday morning for the Tuomey Foundation’s 5-Miler. Runners, some walkers, and at least a couple on bicycles followed a five-mile route through Sumter’s Historic District before finishing back in front of the hospital on North Washington Street. The event raised money to benefit diabetes education and treatment in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties.

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EMORY BEDENBAUGH ✦ 1928 — 2013

WAGS radio station owner helped bring Coca-Cola to Lee County BISHOPVILLE — Bishopville has lost a business and community icon. Emory Bedenbaugh, 84, died Friday morning at a nursing facility in Chapin. Bedenbaugh owned and operated Radio Station WAGS for some 30 years. He moved to Bishopville in 1959 with his wife, Pat, and children to manage the radio station. Bedenbaugh served 36 years on the Lee County Economic Development Board and served as the department’s first director. He served 12 years on Bishopville City Council, including serving as the city’s mayor pro tem. Calbert Johnson, who served with Bedenbaugh on council, said he first met Bedenbaugh not long after he came to Bishopville. “Emory had a way of

working with people and had a personality that made him one of the most likeable people that I have ever known,” Johnson said. “He was dedicated to Bishopville and Lee County. I will always remember him for his personality, his dedication, his Christian attitude BEDENBAUGH and especially for his friendship throughout the years.” Bedenbaugh was recognized for his service on the economic development board at a retirement reception held in his honor in 1999. He was recognized by the city of Bishopville, Lee County Council and the South Carolina House of Representatives for his contributions to Bishopville and Lee County. The city of Bishopville proclaimed

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Brown said. “We did a tribute to Emory last night on my show.” Brown said Bedenbaugh’s morning program on WAGS and particularly the 8 to 9 a.m. time slot became Bishopville’s “Today Show.” “That was when you tuned in to find out what was happening in Lee County,” Brown said. As the voice of Bishopville, Bedenbaugh focused on local news and community events. Bedenbaugh played a prominent role in the ascension of the Lizard Man to the national scene in July 1988. In a 2004 interview with The Item, Bedenbaugh acknowledged his role and fondly shared his memories. “I had heard some rumors about this creature that was observed in Browntown, and I went to the sheriff’s of-

fice to ask about it,” Bedenaugh said. “I remember Deputy Chester Lighty saying to me ‘Oh, they call it the Lizard Man.’” Bedenbaugh said he returned to the radio station and started talking about the Lizard Man on air. He also made phone calls to the South Carolina News Network, the UPI and the Associated Press. Bedenaugh said they all were skeptical, and he didn’t expect anybody to follow the story. “They thought I was making it up, but Monday morning I saw it on the wire,” he said. Brown said he will remember Bedenbaugh for “the kind of person he was.” “He literally worshiped his family,” Brown said. “And he was just a gentleman’s gentleman. He had a wonderful personality. He always had a smile

on his face.” Bedenbaugh was well known for his warm smile and friendly nature. “He was such a nice man with a friendly smile,” said Edie Stuckey Varn, formerly of Bishopville. “He was a kind, handsome, Southern gentleman,” said Carolyn Cumalander of Bishopville. “I never saw him without a smile.” Daughter Tracey Bedenbaugh said the family appreciates the kind words and support of the community. “And the family is so proud to have had a loving, caring father that we did,” she said. Services will be private. Memorials can be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 167, Bishopville, SC 29010. — Randy Burns

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ABOVE: Sumter High School seniors march across the stage Saturday morning, some of them wearing a yellow ribbon in support of their teachers. BELOW: Salutatorian Eileen O’Dell Mahoney gives her speech, “The Choice is Yours,� to the Class of 2013.

ABOVE: Sumter High seniors are seen during the school’s commencement ceremony Saturday at Memorial Stadium. LEFT: Molly Duggan hugs her father, Joey, after crossing the stage to get her diploma. Molly’s twin brother, Jordan, right, also graduated. PHOTOS BY KEITH GEDAMKE / SPECIAL TO THE ITEM

2 National Merit Scholars hail from Wilson Hall BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item Two of the three students named as National Merit Scholars in Sumter County this year came from Wilson Hall School. Sam Umbaugh and Justin DuRant, Wilson Hall’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, were recently named as National Merit Scholars, adding the prestigious title to the long list of their academic and extracurricular activities. The two young men join a very elite group of students across the nation who earned the designation of National

Merit Scholars. Out of roughly 1.5 million high school juniors, only 1,300 are named finalists in the program. Each recipient gets a monetary scholarship as well as recognition for their achievement. Headmaster Fred Moulton said the pair’s success should inspire hope in the community. “When I see these students accomplish so much, whether in classroom or stage, it is remarkable statement for the city of Sumter,� Moulton said. “These kids can go anywhere and compete nationally.� Sam Umbaugh earned more than $1

million in scholarship opportunities. “It’s been a busy year,� he said. The 18-year-old is headed to the University of Virginia in the fall to pursue a degree in sciences which he hopes to use in a career as a teacher. “The ultimate goal is being able to teach,� he said. “My teachers at Wilson Hall have been tremendous.� Umbaugh said he and DuRant have always motivated each other academically. From the beginning, it’s always been me and Justin,� he said. “We pushed each other

very hard.� DuRant, also 18, garnered more than $760,000 in scholarships and a full ride to the University of South Carolina Honors College. In the fall, DuRant said he will begin a double major program in biomedical engineering and pipe organ performance. DuRant’s musical aptitude began four years ago. Now, DuRant plays for two churches almost every Sunday. He also won the 2013 Columbia Young Organist Competition in February. DuRant said he is ready to jump into his college schoolwork. “I’m looking forward

to having a schedule of classes that are interesting,� he said. The other local National Merit Scholar was

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2 convicted in separate trials at courthouse fendant to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on Dec. 23, 2008. Gibbs had been arrested moments earlier at his home after deputies initiated a warrant search related to a county-wide drug bust. “That statement stuck out to me because normally you don’t hear something like that,� Horton said. “It’s essentially someone admitting that he’s selling drugs.� Investigator Wayne DuBose said Gibbs’ wife answered the door and said her husband was in the bedroom. “He soon came out in boxer shorts and asked if I would retrieve his pants from the bedroom,� DuBose said. “We found forks, razor blades, measuring bowls and Pyrex

BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com A 37-year-old man who said “selling drugs is a lifestyle� within earshot of Sumter County sheriff’s deputies in late 2008 will spend 15 years in state detention. Leroy Gibbs, of 558 Mattison Avenue, was convicted Wednesday of trafficking crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine and manufacturing crack cocaine after a two-day trial at the Sumter County Courthouse. He received his sentence from 3rd Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young. Lt. Dale Horton told jurors last week that Gibbs uttered those words as he and another deputy transported the de-

(containers) consistent with the manufacture of crack cocaine. We also tested the glass plate in the microwave, and it tested positive for crack cocaine.� Gibbs was one of two defendants successfully prosecuted by the 3rd Circuit Solicitor’s Office at the courthouse last week. The other, Duane T. Miller, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended to time-served and four years’ probation after a jury convicted him of assault of a high and aggravated nature. Miller had been originally charged with assault with intent to kill after threatening a then-48-year-old neighbor and subsequently, police, with a bow and arrow at his and a neighbor’s home on

Whiffet Lane in Sumter. Sumter Assistant Public Defender Tiffany Butler argued to the jury, which convicted Miller on Thursday, that the incident stemmed from a “bad history� between neighbors. According to the Sumter Police Department, Miller had drawn a bow and arrow on Rosa Kelley and chased her into her home. Miller spent nearly six months in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center after his arrest on Feb. 4, 2009, before making bond. “Kelley stated she was standing in her front yard near the roadway when Miller came outside holding a bow and arrow,� a police report from 2009 reads. “Miller drew

back the arrow partially and mumbled something to Kelley. Miller then chased Kelley though the yard and up to her front door of her home.� Third Circuit Assistant Solicitor Edgar R. Donnald said during his closing argument to the jury that Miller told Kelley he was going to kill her while standing just six feet away. “There was an assault in this case because he pulled the bow back at someone who didn’t want someone pointing a bow and arrow at her,� Donnald said. “I submit that it’s a scary thing to point a loaded, drawn bow and arrow at anyone.� Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.

A decade on, Southern Baptists adapt to new role Protestant denomination finds itself in flux: It has less influence in government and a growing diversity that may be diminishing its role as a partisan political player. And some Southern Baptists are beginning to cry foul at what they see as discrimination by gays and liberals that violates their religious liberty. “For 100 years the Southern Baptists have been the dominating religious entity of the South,� said David W. Key Sr., director of Baptist Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and a Southern Baptist. “Now they are starting

BY TRAVIS LOLLER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A decade ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was riding high. The president of the United States was a conservative evangelical Christian who personally addressed the group’s annual meetings, either by satellite or video, at least four times in two terms, and SBC leaders were feeling their influence at the highest levels of government. Ten years later, as members prepare for their 2013 annual meeting in Houston on Tuesday, the nation’s largest

to feel religious victimhood. ... In many ways, Baptists introduced pluralism to America. Now they are feeling like victims of that pluralism.� A resolution passed at last year’s SBC meeting titled “On Protecting Religious Liberty� cites several issues of concern: They include the Obama administration’s mandate requiring religiously affiliated institutions (but not houses of worship) to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees, government defense of gay marriage and the acceptance of gay service members in the U.S. military.

Russell Moore, the incoming president of the Nashville-based SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said he would be very surprised if there was not at least one resolution on religious liberty introduced at this year’s annual meeting today and Wednesday. “The government is overstepping its bounds in breathtaking ways,� Moore said in an inter-

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The Lee County Adult Education’s graduation and recognition ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Lee Central High School, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville. The National Federation of the Blind (Sumter Chapter) will meet at 7 p.m. today at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Joan Howard-Davis, of Primerica Financial Services, will speak. Transportation provided within the mileage radius. Contact Debra Canty at (803) 775-5792 or via email at DebraCanC2@frontier.com. South Carolina Legal Services will present a free “Do-ItYourself� Divorce Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the main branch of the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. This workshop is intended for people who have been separated at least one continuous year, have no minor children of the marriage, have no property or debts to separate and who seek no alimony. All necessary forms will be provided at no cost to participants. First-come, firstserve basis. Call 1-888799-9668.

ABC Family’s ‘Twisted’ is dark teenage thriller BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH

The Regional Transit Council will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at 36 W. Liberty St. The Sumter Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Bultman Conference Room, University of South Carolina Sumter. Administrative professionals are encouraged to attend. Contact Mary Sutton at (803) 938-3760.

Who says formulas don’t work? The new series “Twisted� (9 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14) combines a dark whodunnit with an evergreen teen staple: the propensity for “good� girls to fall for “troubled� boys and try to reform them. And at least this time, he’s not a vampire. Avan Jogia stars as Danny Desai. He’s dark and handsome and more than slightly scary to his new classmates. He’s recently been released from juvenile detention where he was locked up for killing his aunt when he was just 11. The only fellow students he can turn to are his former childhood friends Jo Masterson (Maddie Hasson) and Lacey Porter (Kylie Bunbury). And even they can’t hide their trepidation. Any chance for

Danny to bury his past vanishes when a fellow classmate is found dead and suspicions immediately fall upon the newcomer with the homicidal record. Not unlike a teenage twist on “The Fugitive,� this new series follows Danny’s efforts to clear his name while retaining some dark secrets about the real reasons behind his aunt’s murder.

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BOARD from Page A1 for public participation, each speaker or set of speakers were given three minutes to speak. Lance Foxworth, recent Sumter High graduate and one of the founders of a student coalition at the school, came forward with a petition signed by more than 500 students requesting a change of the high school’s administration. “Over 80 educators between the 2011-12 and 2012-13 have left Sumter High by choice or force,� he said. “After extensive research, we have concluded the majority have left because of dissatisfaction with the new head of administration.� At least 20 students raised their hands to identify themselves with his group, and many audience members sported yellow ribbons in support of teachers, specifically those at Sumter High School. Numbers previously given to The Item showed 31 certified employees — which includes teachers, counselors and administrators — either retired, resigned or were not offered new contracts for

the upcoming year. Another eight teachers were transferred to other schools. Last year, figures provided showed 15 teachers leaving Sumter High, 10 of whom retired. “I have been to seven schools in five school districts in five cities and in four states,� said Sumter High student Paige Huffman. “I have never seen such discontent.� As the 16-year-old came to the podium with Foxworth, time was called before she finished. The clapping was so loud, Schultz had to call the audience back down. Nicole Williams, one of the founders of Sumter Education Task Force, said she originally came forward to praise and thank teachers but would then take up Huffman’s speech. “I thank the Department of Education and SLED (State Law Enforcement Division) for their competent oversight in testing,� she said. “If we have continued outburst, public participation will stop,� Schultz said regarding the loud applause following her statement. Officials with the state Department of Education announced last week that observers sent to Sumter High School had found some of the worse condi-

tions ever as far as testing preparation and training for teachers and administrators, securing of exams and properly providing for the testing needs of students with disabilities. Department officials requested SLED to conduct its own investigation. This is a common practice, and could take three months. State law holds that anyone deemed guilty of violating mandated procedures faces not only misdemeanor charges with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, but can also have their administrative or teaching credentials revoked. “Teachers are our most valuable members of our district,� Williams continued from Huffman’s speech. “They should not be afraid to speak or be forced out. Administrators should create a better learning environment, not dismantle it.� She then expressed her disgust with the board for not allowing Huffman to finish. David Morte questioned how the board could keep its commitment to keep the International Baccalaureate program at the school strong

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when transferring many IB teachers to other schools. He focused on the example of the Sumter High art teacher being moved to Crestwood High School. “You don’t break one program to start another,� he said. “The district would incur thousands of dollars in cost for IB training. Bring a new teacher to Crestwood. The two teachers can collaborate so Sumter High’s program stays robust, (and) he or she can leave his or her own flare (at Crestwood).� F.D. Schmidt called the board an embarrassment. “Teachers, students, parents and members of the community like me have been telling you that there are problems in our school,� she said. “You are the people we come to try to get it corrected. Our concerns have been dismissed. We have been accused of resisting change, of being racists and of being little children throwing temper tantrums. This has led to a SLED investigation of the high school testing, and I put that on you. You are not doing your job.� But not everyone had negative comments for the board. “Our superintendent,

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Mr. (Randolph) Bynum, and our board are working hard to try to pull the district together,� said Gloria Felder. “We as parents, if we don’t’ do what we are supposed to do to help them, they can’t get their work done. When we come in with outbursts, our children are going to act just like we act. It’s a new ball game. We’ve got to play ball whether we want to or not.� State Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, and Sen. Thomas McElveen, DSumter, were present for most of the meeting including public participation. “I heard some pros and cons tonight,� Smith said. “Obviously, some folks turned out who have strong feelings toward the school district. It’s difficult with the SLED investigation because they can’t say anything. We hope they will pull out of this and move forward. The whole delegation (Sumter Legislative Delegation) wants to show its support for education and the school district. We’re in the second year of consolidation, and we want this to be successful.� His fellow attorney and lawmaker concurred.

“We’re not here to be political,� McElveen said. “Public school is extremely important, and we’re here to watch. We’re concerned that the children of the school district get the best possible education.� Superintendent Randolph D. Bynum Sr. shared similar thoughts in his remarks. “Because SLED has been asked to investigate allegations from the state Department of Education, any person connected to the district should refrain from commenting until the agency has produced its findings,� he said. “We will conduct our actions accordingly pursuant to SLED findings.� Schultz announced a special called meeting for 8 a.m. Saturday for the board to meet in executive session for trustees to be briefed on legal matters. “My reaction to tonight’s meeting is it was not unexpected in regard to attendance,� the chairman said. “Once again, the board is cognizant of our responsibility to the community in regards to education and to its delivery.� Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

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ASHINGTON — The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory’s vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington’s Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers. These immortal measures just received the Senate’s benediction because they George WILL illustrate the only law Washington can be counted on to respect. It is the law of dispersed costs but concentrated benefits. The provisions by which Washington transfers wealth from 316 million American consumers to a few thousand sugar producers are part of a “temporary” commodity support program created during the Great Depression. Not even the New Deal could prolong the Depression forever. It ended. But sugar protectionism is forever. The Senate recently voted 54-45 against even mild reforms of the baroque architecture of protections for producers of sugar cane and sugar beets. The government guarantees up to 85 percent of the U.S. sugar market for U.S.-produced sugar. The remaining portion of the market is allocated for imports from particular countries at a preferential tariff rate. Minimum prices are guaranteed for sugar from cane and beets. Surplus sugar — meaning that which U.S. producers cannot profitably sell — is bought by the government and sold at a loss to producers of ethanol, another program whose irrationalities are ubiquitous. All this probably means $3.7 billion in higher sugar costs. It also means scores of thousands of lost jobs as manufacturers of candy and products with significant sugar content move jobs to countries where they can pay the much lower world price of sugar. The big companies like Mars and Hershey can locate plants around the world. The hundreds of familyowned American candy companies cannot. In the last four years, the U.S. price has averaged between 64 percent to 92 percent higher than the world price. The costs are dispersed to 316 million consumers. The benefits accrue primarily to 4,700 sugar beet and sugar cane farms. What begins in Washington as simple gardenvariety grasping becomes an entitlement, the argument being that the longer the benefit has lived,

the more its beneficiaries have built their lives around it, so ending it would be disruptive. Again, the Senate voted not on ending sugar protectionism but on making it slightly less irrational. Sugar protectionism is government planning. It is industrial policy — government picking winners and losers — applied to agriculture. It is politics supplanting the market in allocating wealth and opportunity. And it is perfectly all right with 20 of the 45 Republican senators. That many voted against modest reforms, thereby rendering themselves forever ineligible to speak the language of limited government. One of them is known as tea-party-favorite (this compound word is his first name, judging by the way he is constantly identified by the media) Marco Rubio. He is fluent in that language but he represents Florida. Actually, he represents the state’s sugar cane growers better than he does its 19.3 million sugar consumers, or his own tea party expostulations. Texas, too, has cane growers but Sen. Ted Cruz, elected by espousing tea party principles, voted for those principles by voting for reform. President Lincoln’s biggest blunder was — no, not Gen. George McClellan — creating the Agriculture Department. Since 1995, 75 percent of all agriculture subsidies have gone to the largest and wealthiest 10 percent of farms. Largely because of steadily loosened eligibility criteria — loosened at the collaborative behest of agriculture interests and the “caring class” (i.e., welfare workers) — food stamps are now used by 48 million Americans. The stamps buy less than they would were sugar quotas not raising the price of every edible thing, from ketchup to bread to yogurt, that contains sugar. But, then, big government always is most caring about the strong, the articulate and the organized. About 6,700 generations (200,000 years of 30year generations) ago, the human race arrived. About 400 generations ago, agriculture began. Seven generations ago (1800), it took five American farmers to feed one non-farmer. Until four generations ago, a majority of American workers were in agriculture. Today, less than 2 percent of the workforce are farmers, and one farmworker feeds 300 people. But 6,700 generations from now, there will still be today’s web of policies — not a safety net but a hammock — woven for the comfort of sugar producers. George Will’s email address is georgewill@washpost.com. © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Problems in church similar to problems of America In reference to the Rev. Roger Mullins’ letter on June 2, I love you my brother and fellow Sumter High school teacher. I am glad that you have been serving our God for all these many years. I love your question — “What type of Christian leaders would try to hold members to rules that they themselves break? It kind of sounds like what is going on in our country. I would say that probably about half of Americans now feel like rules and laws are meant to be broken or that rules and laws don’t pertain to them. I am not surprised with what is going on in your church. Maybe that’s the reason why church membership is on decline in our country. Your last paragraph explains the problem. It read, “Individuals are seeking prestige and self-glory and money rather than saving souls.” Here is a different example of what is wrong in our society. When certain people are taught to hate others of another race, which is racist, how would they expect those same people to love their own race? When you have hate in your soul it extends to everyone. You could think of it as cigarette smoke that doesn’t know where the no smoking area begins. Another example: When top officials in our country can break laws and either lie or mislead others then why would people think they should obey laws and tell the truth? I am willing to help you fight for the same rights that our forefathers fought for when they came to America. Don’t be concerned with those who threaten litigation to force the church to stay within the connection/denomination. They are bullies and cannot win. Read Psalms 71:1-8. I love Proverbs 17:4, my Bible, Good News Bible, says, “Evil people listen to evil ideas, and liars listen to lies.” Proverbs 19:22 says “It is a disgrace to be greedy; poor people are better off than liars.” Here’s one more: Proverbs 16:22b says “trying to educate stupid people is a waste of time.” JACQUELINE K. HUGHES Sumter

Obama is leading America into socialism What a situation we find ourselves in. When we should be concentrating on our economy and its reversal, we’re swept up in foolish problems and im-

portant time being used to cover up scandals. How and why did we ever elect this president to a second term? (I didn’t vote for him). How can a commander in chief ignore the salute from a military man and say he “forgot?” Unbelievable, we shouldn’t allow him to salute, nor should we salute him. This president has us on a bad path. He wants more and bigger government controls in our private lives, i.e., “Obamacare.” Can America see where this is leading? Socialism. He prefers we buy oil and fuel rather than explore our own resources. More oversees buying leads to less work, which causes a decline in a workforce, less future benefits for the elderly and fewer benefits for other services. This president is a firm believer in socialism, which is an injustice to us who remember what America is and was. Before the man ends his term, we could see an “America For Sale” sign. We’re resilient, and we shall overcome many adversities. However, we must begin now and not wait too long. We must be aware of “radicalism” in our country which pits even our friends against us and, in many cases, even Americans. This must be stopped and our administration must “step up to the plate” to protect us from further harm. With Mr. Obama at the helm, we’re on our way to “bad times ahead.” Heaven help us. Our country is crying for leadership. Let’s find it and move on to “greener” and better times. We can do it. PAUL KORZEC Manning

Main Street needs to be resurfaced Main Street in downtown Sumter is bringing in a new hotel, so I am told. When is the Main Street going to be resurfaced? Having a new hotel would seem that Main Street would need to be resurfaced. Driving down this street is very bumpy and not what Main Street should be. Main Street is the main street in Sumter, or at least it should be. Also, West Bartlette and East Bartlette need some resurfacing. Lots of bumps and holes. MARLENE DENEMARK Sumter

Deal needed for Tuomey to fulfill mission The mission of Tuomey Healthcare System is clearly stated in the Emergency Room. Everyone will be treated. There

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will be no exceptions. This is a federal mandate. Who comes to the ER for treatment? While working as a hospitalist, I kept records for a month. The average was eight admissions per night. One-third of the admissions were self-pay, which usually means little revenue. We frequently admitted VA patients. A VA patient can be discharged at 10 a.m. (in Columbia), become ill in 12 hours and be refused for readmission by the VA. The billing clerk said they pay poorly, if at all. VA physicians are good providers, but the leadership is poor. We admitted two illegal immigrants. They needed dialysis. Mexico refused care, a nearby hospital gave dialysis once, and then refused further care. Highly publicized Medicaid pays at a low rate equal to 15-20 cents for a newspaper. Medicaid is state assistance. Medicare is neither federal nor state assistance. Medicare is deducted from Social Security. Combined Medicare/Medicaid is good payment. Medicaid alone is poor. My work experience at Tuomey Healthcare System was positive. My paycheck was not covered by my admissions. Tuomey administration never complained about too many VA patients, too many selfpays, etc. Evolution of insurance payments over the last 30 years has left only one “gold nugget.” This is outpatient procedures. Why is this a gold nugget? No night shift. No meals served. Reimbursement is good and, remember, if you have complications at night go to Tuomey. Tuomey needed this gold nugget. Outpatient centers are described as competitors. However, if you have a colonoscopy and bleed overnight, you go to the Tuomey ER. The endoscopic doctor treats you, but Tuomey gives the care. Anyone who states that there are plenty of health care dollars available has a poor concept of the cost of alcoholism, drug overdose, homelessness, bath salts, gunshot wounds, psychosis, cocaine and dementia. The Tuomey contract has been ruled illegal. The same federal government that prosecuted Tuomey tells their own VA patients “We are closed for the night.” I am convinced that in order for Tuomey to fulfill its federally mandated mission, a deal was needed with someone. PHIL BRANDT, M.D. Sumter

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AUTOPSIES from Page A1 crime and credit card fraud in the deaths of White and Brown. A State Law Enforcement forensics team linked the shell casings from the bullets used to kill White with shell casings found at the site of the Adams Run shooting. White’s vehicle, a 2008 blue Ford Focus, was seen later in security camera footage parked at the scene of the Charleston County shooting. While Garrett said he thinks the two murder charges against Eady warrant the death penalty, 3rd Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III said last week that he is not rushing to make a decision. He said he would make up his mind after talking with authorities in Clarendon and Charleston counties and looking at the evidence in the cases. White’s body was discovered at the recycling center the day of her shooting where she worked by a family member. Brown’s body was discovered June in a

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heavily wooded area off Alderman Camp Road in the Alcolu community. Brown had been reported missing prior to White’s body being found. Eady was later identified as a suspect in the recycling center shooting and in Brown’s disappearance. Eady is no stranger to the judicial system. In 2001, Eady pleaded guilty to the October 2000 armed robbery of a grocery store in Williamsburg County and was sentenced to 12 years in jail. While in jail awaiting trial, Eady, then 17 years old, escaped and led law enforcement on a 10-day manhunt before being captured in Williamsburg County only a few miles from the Oakdale community in Clarendon County. Eady was released from prison in early 2012; however, he did not follow parole requirements and was sent back to prison in July 2012 to serve out a 49-day sentence. Reach Sharron Haley at (803) 425-4604.

2-vehicle wreck claims Summerton man FROM STAFF REPORTS A Summerton man is dead after his vehicle collided with another at the intersection of S.C. 260 and Raccoon Road on Saturday. Frederick John Howell, 62, of 1332 Tawcaw Drive in Summerton, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Columbia hospital from multiple trauma caused by the collision, according to Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol reports, Howell was travelling west on Raccoon Road on Saturday eve-

ning when his 2000 Honda four-door collided with a 2007 Honda fourdoor at the S.C. 260 intersection. Howell was then transported to Palmetto Health Richland to be treated for his injuries, where he succumbed to his wounds Sunday evening. The 2007 Honda was driven by a 17-year-old female who received treatment for the injuries she suffered. Samuels said the woman suffered no severe injuries to his knowledge. The collision remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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Hundreds crowd S.C. Irish Memorial dedication CHARLESTON — Irish Ambassador Michael Collins and Mayor Joseph P. Riley, at a memorial to those they said helped build the city, state and the nation, joined hundreds of residents Monday to dedicate the South Carolina Irish Memorial. The memorial in a small waterfront park includes the flags of the U.S., Ireland and City of Charleston. Its centerpiece is a raised 30-by-

24-foot carved granite map of Ireland. “The story of Ireland and America has never been once centered on the prominent and famous alone,” Collins said. “It has always been the story of communities and of hard work and the building of the social fabric with schools, the hospitals, the churches and the orphanages which established the foundation of this great country.”

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Temperature High ............................................... 86° Low ................................................. 74° Normal high ................................... 87° Normal low ..................................... 64° Record high ..................... 100° in 1993 Record low ......................... 50° in 1960

Greenville 91/67

Gaffney 90/66 Spartanburg 92/67

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24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.93" Month to date .............................. 3.47" Normal month to date .................. 1.72" Year to date ................................ 22.15" Normal year to date ................... 19.34"

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Columbia 94/69

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ARIES (March 21-April someone doesn’t want to the last word in astrology 19): A problem at home do the same things as or with regard to where you, make plans to carry eugenia LAST you currently reside will on alone. Compliments need to be addressed. and compromise will You must consider a help you avoid a stressful geographical move if it will help you get encounter. ahead professionally. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Plan a trip that TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think for yourself will take you to a unique destination. and ask questions if someone tries to Romance is on the rise, and sharing influence your next move. A friend or something special with someone you love relative will play an important role in a will make your relationship that much decision you must make. better. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Anger will mount SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t wait; due to a misunderstanding or someone make changes that will encourage and neglecting to honor a promise. Take matters promote something you enjoy doing. You into your own hands and do whatever you can make money if you use your skills wisely. want done personally. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): One-sided CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take advantage of partnerships are apparent. Don’t be too any opportunity to do something unique. eager to share your feelings with someone, Travel to a destination that intrigues or causing you uncertainties. Bide your time motivates you and you will be enlightened before making changes. by the discovery you make. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make plans to LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Avoid being overly have some fun and get involved in generous or overspending on luxury items. something that is geared toward selfStick to basics and do your best to utilize improvement. Physical challenges will help your skills to help a cause you believe in. ease your stress. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will attract PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look at your positive attention by helping others. Your financial situation and consider new and reputation will be enhanced due to your unique ways to invest or make your money kindness, concern and sincerity in reaching grow. Elaborate on a creative idea you have out to those you care about. and you will find a way to turn something you enjoy into a moneymaker. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Avoid arguments. If

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| pictures from the public Debra Riles shares a picture she took at Swan LakeIris Gardens during the recent Iris Festival.

LYNCHBURG TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., Teen Center, Magnolia Street, Lynchburg SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL Today, 6 p.m., County Council Chambers PINEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6:30 p.m., town hall TURBEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6:30 p.m., town hall SUMMERTON TOWN COUNCIL Today, 6:30 p.m., town hall MAYESVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Today, 7 p.m., town hall

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JoMo’s gem keeps USC alive Former SHS standout tosses complete game in 8-0 win over UNC

Wet weather postpones Legion games once again FROM STAFF REPORTS Rainy weather continued to wreak havoc on the American Legion baseball schedule on Monday as Sumter, Manning-Santee and Dalzell-Shaw all had their games postponed. The P-15’s League III home game against Camden was finally called around 9 p.m. on Monday after another storm moved in just before 8 to flood the field at Riley Park. The game has been rescheduled for July 2. Manning Post 68’s League III game at Hartsville was postponed. It has been rescheduled for today at Jimmy White Park in Kelleytown for a 7 p.m. start. The Jets’ League VIII

BY DAVID CLONINGER Special to The Item CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jordan Montgomery never wanted to worry about being as legendary as Matt Price. Which is good. He just might be better. Montgomery, just a week after throwing one of the best games of his career, topped himself one more time as he preserved the No. 18 Gamecocks’ season on Sunday. The sophomore nicknamed “Gumby” shut out powerful North Carolina for the first time in 97 games, setting up a winnertake-all Game 3 today, as USC emphatically stayed alive with an 8-0 win. Game 3 of the Super Regional between South Carolina and Game 3 was North Carolina at Chapel Hill originally set for was postponed because of inclement weather. The game will 7 p.m. on Monbe made up today at noon andday, but severe will be broadcast on ESPN2. weather and a tornado watch pushed the game back to noon today. It will be televised on ESPN2. On Sunday, Montgomery completely shut down the No. 5 Tar Heels, who came into the game with seven of nine starters batting at least .308. He only struck out three, but Montgomery, who improved to 6-1 on the season, walked just one and scattered four hits as he went the full nine innings against UNC, which fell to 56-10. “The elimination game kind of gave

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South Carolina starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery delivers during his 8-0, complete-game victory over North Carolina on Sunday in the NCAA Super Regional in Chapel Hill, N.C.

me a little more incentive to do good,” Montgomery murmured. “I didn’t want the seniors to go out that way. I wanted to get them back to Omaha.” Montgomery obviously won’t pitch today, but he gave 43-19 USC that

chance. The Gamecocks and Tar Heels throw down for a spot in the College World Series, a destination where one of the two teams has appeared every SEE MONTGOMERY, PAGE B4

Sunday Sumter at Hartsville, ppd., rain Columbia Northeast at Dalzell-Shaw, ppd., rain Monday Camden at Sumter, ppd., rain Manning-Santee at Hartsville, ppd., rain Lexington at Dalzell-Shaw, ppd., rain Today Sumter at Cheraw, 7 p.m. Manning-Santee at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Wednesday Camden at Manning-Santee, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Hartsville at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Friday Manning-Santee at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sumter at Florence, 7 p.m. Orangeburg at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. Sunday Sumter at Hartsville, 7 p.m.

Scott enters U.S. Open as a major champion BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. — Adam Scott can understand why so many people thought he would have a hard time getting over his epic collapse in the British Open. They didn’t understand his master plan of trying to get better instead of just trying to get better results. Ernie Els walked away from Royal Lytham & St. Annes with a silver claret jug. Scott walked away believing he finally was capable of winning a major, and it wasn’t just a pep talk to soothe the shock

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over losing a four-shot lead with four holes to play. “I think if I sat there and watched someone

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Adam Scott enters the U.S. Open as one of the favorites after winning his first major at the Masters in April. The U.S. Open begins on Thursday.

else do what I did, it would have been devastating,’’ Scott said Monday. “It’s maybe more apparent to me now that you were all surprised that I wasn’t just shattered. But honestly, that’s not how I felt.’’ In a decision that reshaped his career, Scott decided two years ago to play a limited schedule and practice smarter so that he would be ready for the biggest events. That Sunday afternoon at the British Open, despite the ugly finish, showed him he was on the right track. He promised that day the SEE SCOTT, PAGE B5

Heat beat Spurs to tie NBA Finals BY BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press MIAMI — For two days, the thought was that LeBron James needed to do more for his teammates. Turns out, it was Mario Chalmers and mates who did something for James. The supporting cast kept it close, and once the leading man joined in, the Miami Heat were back with a blowout in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Chalmers led the charge, James broke out to finish it with a flurry and the Heat

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used a 33-5 run to rout the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 on Sunday night and even the series at one game apiece. James missed 10 of 13 shots through three quarters and the Heat trailed by a point late in the period before unleashing the lethal brand of basketball that led them to a franchise-record 66 wins this season. “I already know what we have here,’’ James said. “Like I said, I don’t really read into it of what people want more of me or whatever the case may be. I will continue to find my shooters, if SEE FINALS, PAGE B4

SHS’ Locklin brothers sign with Benedict BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

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Miami forward LeBron James (6) blocks a shot by San Antonio center Tiago Splitter during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday in Miami. The Heat won 103-84 to tie the series at 1-1.

Antoinio Locklin and Antoine Locklin were never involved in track and field until their junior years at Sumter High School. “I think they did soccer one ANTOINIO L. year, and they came out and became a part of the football program,” said Gerald Tomlin, an assistant with the SHS varsity football team and the boys track head coach. “I was watching them and

thought they had a chance to do well in track. “I asked if they had ever done track before and they said no. When I asked why, they said, ‘Nobody ever asked us.’ Well, I told them, ‘I’m the track coach and I’m ANTOINE L. asking you to come out.’ “ The Locklins did just that, and after two years of high school competition, they will get an opportunity to continue in track and field. SEE LOCKLINS, PAGE B2


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY Noon -- College Baseball: South Carolina at North Carolina (ESPN2). Noon -- Minor League Baseball: Columbus at Gwinnett (MLB NETWORK). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WPUBFM 102.7, WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- American Legion Baseball: Sumter at Cheraw (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHM-FM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: San Francisco at Pittsburgh or St. Louis at New York Mets (MLB NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. -- International Soccer: CONCACAF World Cup Final-Stage Qualifying Match from Mexico City -- Mexico vs. Costa Rica (ESPN). 8 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (WGN). 9 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Finals Game Three -- Miami at San Antonio (WOLO 25). 10 p.m. -- International Soccer: CONCACAF World Cup Final-Stage Qualifying Match from Seattle -- United States vs. Seattle (ESPN). 10 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at San Diego (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 12:45 a.m. -- NBA Basketball: NBA Finals Game Three Postgame Press Conference from San Antonio (NBA TV).

SPRINT CUP LEADERS By The Associated Press Through June 9 Points 1, Jimmie Johnson, 521. 2, Carl Edwards, 470. 3, Clint Bowyer, 452. 4, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 439. 5, Kevin Harvick, 434. 6, Matt Kenseth, 418. 7, Kyle Busch, 412. 8, Kasey Kahne, 400. 9, Brad Keselowski, 398. 10, Greg Biffle, 395. 11, Jeff Gordon, 393. 12, Paul Menard, 385. 13, Tony Stewart, 378. 14, Aric Almirola, 377. 15, Kurt Busch, 374. 16, Joey Logano, 369. 17, Martin Truex Jr., 364. 18, Ryan Newman, 363. 19, Jamie McMurray, 363. 20, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 361. Money 1, Jimmie Johnson, $4,903,423. 2, Kyle Busch, $3,122,079. 3, Matt Kenseth, $3,044,224. 4, Brad Keselowski, $2,885,988. 5, Kevin Harvick, $2,870,491. 6, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $2,854,424. 7, Carl Edwards, $2,669,034. 8, Tony Stewart, $2,493,914. 9, Joey Logano, $2,456,246. 10, Clint Bowyer, $2,406,015. 11, Kasey Kahne, $2,402,228. 12, Jeff Gordon, $2,401,777. 13, Ryan Newman, $2,385,185. 14, Martin Truex Jr., $2,309,854. 15, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $2,302,512. 16, Greg Biffle, $2,243,564. 17, Aric Almirola, $2,182,085. 18, Kurt Busch, $2,153,858. 19, Juan Pablo Montoya, $2,097,895. 20, Jamie McMurray, $2,066,583.

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 39 25 .609 – New York 37 26 .587 11/2 Baltimore 35 28 .556 31/2 Tampa Bay 34 28 .548 4 Toronto 27 35 .435 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 35 26 .574 – Cleveland 30 32 .484 51/2 Kansas City 28 32 .467 61/2 Minnesota 27 33 .450 71/2 Chicago 27 34 .443 8 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 37 25 .597 – Oakland 38 27 .585 1/2 Los Angeles 27 36 .429 101/2 Seattle 27 37 .422 11 Houston 22 42 .344 16 Sunday’s Games Texas 6, Toronto 4 Detroit 4, Cleveland 1 Boston 10, L.A. Angels 5 Washington 7, Minnesota 0, 1st game Baltimore 10, Tampa Bay 7 Kansas City 2, Houston 0 Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 2, Seattle 1 Washington 5, Minnesota 4, 2nd game Monday’s Games L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels (Vargas 5-3) at Baltimore (Mig. Gonzalez 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 6-2) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 3-6), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 3-4) at Texas (D.Holland 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 8-0) at Kansas City (W. Davis 3-5), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-9) at Minnesota (Walters 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Wang 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-2), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 6-4) at Oakland (Colon 7-2), 10:05 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-5) at Seattle (Harang 2-6), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 39 24 .619 – Washington 31 31 .500 71/2 Philadelphia 31 33 .484 81/2 New York 23 35 .397 131/2 Miami 18 44 .290 201/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 41 22 .651 – Cincinnati 37 26 .587 4 Pittsburgh 37 26 .587 4 Chicago 25 35 .417 141/2 Milwaukee 25 37 .403 151/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 35 28 .556 – San Francisco 33 29 .532 11/2 Colorado 34 30 .531 11/2 San Diego 29 34 .460 6 Los Angeles 27 35 .435 71/2 Sunday’s Games Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 4, 10 innings Washington 7, Minnesota 0, 1st game Milwaukee 9, Philadelphia 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1 Atlanta 8, L.A. Dodgers 1 Colorado 8, San Diego 7, 10 innings San Francisco 6, Arizona 2 Washington 5, Minnesota 4, 2nd game St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 4, 10 innings Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games San Francisco (Lincecum 4-5) at Pittsburgh (Cole 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 4-7) at Miami (Ja. Turner 1-0), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-5), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-0) at Chicago Cubs

| (Garza 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-9) at Minnesota (Walters 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-7) at Colorado (Chacin 3-3), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 3-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-1), 10:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 4-5) at San Diego (Cashner 4-3), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 3:40 p.m. San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS Finals By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 1, Miami 1 Thursday, June 6: San Antonio 92, Miami 88 Sunday, June 9: Miami 103, San Antonio 84 Tuesday, June 11: Miami at San Antonio 9 p.m. Thursday, June 13: Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 16: Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 18: San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 20: San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS STANLEY CUP FINALS By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Boston vs. Chicago Wednesday, June 12: Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15: Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Monday, June 17: Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19: Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, June 22: Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 24: Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 26: Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.

GOLF St Jude Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At TPC Southwind Memphis, Tenn. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,239; Par: 70 Final Harris English (500), $1,026,000 66-64-69-69—268 -12 Phil Mickelson (245), $501,600 71-67-65-67—270 -10 Scott Stallings (245), $501,600 67-68-67-68—270 -10 Ryan Palmer (135), $273,600 72-67-65-67—271 -9 Patrick Reed (110), $228,000 69-69-64-70—272 -8 John Rollins (100), $205,200 67-71-67-68—273 -7 Justin Hicks (85), $177,650 67-69-69-69—274 -6 Rory Sabbatini (85), $177,650 69-69-68-68—274 -6 Shawn Stefani (85), $177,650 67-65-66-76—274 -6 Robert Allenby (62), $118,275 71-70-67-67—275 -5 Jonathan Byrd (62), $118,275 70-69-66-70—275 -5 Glen Day (62), $118,275 66-70-70-69—275 -5 Padraig Harrington (62), $118,275 69-70-65-71—275 -5 Billy Horschel (62), $118,275 71-69-68-67—275 -5 Dustin Johnson (62), $118,275 67-70-68-70—275 -5 Nick O’Hern (62), $118,275 68-71-67-69—275 -5 Camilo Villegas (62), $118,275 69-68-69-69—275 -5 Jason Bohn (49), $64,600 67-70-71-68—276 -4 Roberto Castro (49), $64,600 68-69-67-72—276 -4 Ben Crane (49), $64,600 69-68-68-71—276 -4 David Hearn (49), $64,600 69-71-67-69—276 -4 Doug LaBelle II (49), $64,600 70-66-70-70—276 -4 Davis Love III (49), $64,600 66-70-71-69—276 -4 Brendon Todd (49), $64,600 69-71-66-70—276 -4 Mark Wilson (49), $64,600 70-71-66-69—276 -4 Gary Woodland (49), $64,600 69-72-71-64—276 -4 Wegmans Championship Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford, N.Y. Purse: $2.25 million Yardage: 6,534; Par 72 Final (x-won on third playoff hole) x-Inbee Park, $337,500 72-68-68-75—283 -5 Catriona Matthew, $206,304 71-71-73-68—283 -5 Suzann Pettersen, $132,716 72-73-74-65—284 -4 Morgan Pressel, $132,716 68-70-71-75—284 -4 Amy Yang, $72,288 71-70-74-70—285 -3 Chella Choi, $72,288 67-73-73-72—285 -3 Sun Young Yoo, $72,288 73-69-70-73—285 -3 Jiyai Shin, $72,288 68-73-69-75—285 -3 Shanshan Feng, $46,121 74-70-72-70—286 -2 Michelle Wie, $46,121 76-68-71-71—286 -2 Na Yeon Choi, $46,121 72-70-70-74—286 -2 Anna Nordqvist, $37,122 71-74-73-69—287 -1 Cristie Kerr, $37,122 75-72-70-70—287 -1 Caroline Masson, $37,122 74-69-71-73—287 -1 Regions Tradition Par Scores The Associated Press Sunday At Shoal Creek Birmingham, Ala. Purse: $2.2 milliion Yardage: 7,231; Par 72 Final David Frost (660), $330,000 68-70-66-68—272 -16 Fred Couples (388), $193,600 66-71-68-68—273 -15 John Cook (290), $144,650 70-68-71-66—275 -13 Esteban Toledo (290), $144,650 70-69-69-67—275 -13 Michael Allen (182), $90,567 68-69-69-70—276 -12 Russ Cochran (182), $90,567 71-68-70-67—276 -12 Duffy Waldorf (182), $90,567 67-68-71-70—276 -12 Morris Hatalsky (132), $66,000 71-68-67-71—277 -11 Jeff Sluman (132), $66,000 65-71-72-69—277 -11 Bernhard Langer (110), $55,000 71-73-71-63—278 -10 Kirk Triplett (110), $55,000 71-70-69-68—278 -10

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Uggla’s 2 HRs power Braves’ win BY JOE RESNICK The Associated Press

eight games up right now — and that’s without me doing anything at all. But I know what I’m capable of doing. And if I can be more consistent and help these guys out by driving in some runs, that’s all that matters. “You always want to feel like you matter and feel like you were a factor. There were a lot of times this year where I didn’t. So to get some homers and UGGLA drive in some runs feels good,’’ he added. Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with a double and Mike Minor kept the Braves’ rotation rolling with six solid innings. Atlanta had an eightgame lead over second-place Washington — the largest of any division leader — pending the nightcap of the Nationals’ doubleheader against Minnesota. The Braves, who won the season series 5-2, grabbed a

LOS ANGELES — Dan Uggla’s batting average is the last thing on his mind. The slugging second baseman prefers to concentrate on home runs, RBI and the Atlanta Braves’ comfortable lead atop the NL East. Uggla had two homers and four RBI in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. It was the 18th multihomer game for the 3-time AllStar and his second this year. Since the start of the 2006 season, his first in the majors, Uggla leads all players at his position with 222 home runs — 42 more than Yankees slugger Robinson Cano. He entered this four-game series hitting .183. “The batting average is what it is,’’ Uggla said. “I mean, it ain’t the first time I’ve hit .180, .170, .160, whatever. But I throw those numbers out the door. The way I look at it, we’re

4-1 lead with four runs in the third against rookie Matt Magill (0-2). All of them were unearned because of an error by three-time Gold Glove first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who fielded Justin Upton’s dribbler a few feet from the foul line and dropped the ball while making a hurried attempt to tag him. It was his seventh error, two more than he had last season. Freeman’s single loaded the bases, and Evan Gattis followed with a sacrifice fly before Uggla drove a 2-1 pitch into the Dodgers’ bullpen in left field. He led off the fifth against Ronald Belisario with his 13th of the season and third in two days. Minor (8-2) allowed a run and six hits, struck out six and walked three while helping the Braves gain a split of the fourgame series. The left-hander is 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA over his last seven starts. Atlanta’s rotation has yielded four runs in 37 1/3 innings spanning the team’s last six games.

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AP Source: Tebow to sign with Patriots Quarterback Tim Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots and joining their minicamp Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made, told the AP on Monday that Tebow was headed for Foxborough. ESPN first reported that Tebow TEBOW would sign with New England. Tebow will need to pass a physical before a contract becomes official. Even when Tebow signs with the team, there is no guarantee he will make the Patriots. REAR SLAP GETS JOHNSON 30 DAYS JAIL

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a nojail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court. Johnson, known as Chad Ochocinco for his jersey number in Spanish during his playing days, had reached a deal with prosecutors calling for community service and counseling instead of jail. It was all set until Johnson, when asked by McHugh if he was satisfied with his lawyer Adam Swickle, gave the attorney a light swat on the rear — as football players routinely do to each other on the field. The courtroom erupted in laughter and at that McHugh said she wouldn’t accept the deal.

ENGLISH WINS 1ST TOUR TITLE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Harris English won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing two of the final three holes to hold off Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings by two strokes. The 23-year-old former Georgia star in his second year on tour survived a final round where he had six birdies and five bogeys. He finished with a 1-under 69 for a 12-under 268 total. PARK WINS LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP IN PLAYOFF

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Inbee Park birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Catriona Matthew to win the rain-delayed LPGA Championship. Park made a 20-foot putt on the par-4 18th to go 2-for-2 in LPGA Tour majors this season. She rebounded in the playoff after relinquishing a three-shot lead with a final-round 3-over 75. The top-ranked South Korean star bogeyed three of her final five holes in regulation. FROST EDGES COUPLES AT REGIONS TRADITION

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — David Frost parred the final two holes to hold on for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples in the Regions Tradition, the South African’s his first Champions Tour major title. Both birdied No. 16 after play resumed with the sun shining after a delay of 1 hour, 8 minutes for lightning in a round played at times in a driving rain. From wire reports

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The brothers recently signed with Benedict College, an NCAA Division II school in Columbia. “It’s just great to be able to get the chance to continue to run track in college,” Antoine said. “It just shows that working hard really pays off.” Antoinio said he and his brother have a familial connection with Benedict, as both their mother, Valerie, and their uncles attended the school. Also, the fact the Locklins got almost a full scholarship ride to Benedict through both academic and athletic scholarships. The Locklins ran both the 400-meter dash and

home game against Lexington was postponed. A makeup date has yet to be rescheduled. This mark the fifth straight time Post 175 has had a scheduled game postponed. Dalzell’s road game at Lexington last Wednesday and home game against Columbia Northeast last Friday were both postponed and their makeup dates on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, as well. The P-15’s, who are 4-1 on the season, play at Cheraw today at 7 p.m. Sumter plays host to Hartsville on Thursday and to Manning on Friday. On Saturday, they will play at Florence before going to Hartsville on Sunday. The Jets are 0-3 on the season. Their next regularly scheduled game is at home on Saturday against Orangeburg at 7 p.m. Post 68 is 1-4 in League III. After today’s makeup game against Hartsville, it plays host to Camden on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Sumter on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

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Johnson dominates in Pocono win BY DAN GELSTON The Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — Jimmie Johnson walked into the media center holding his daughter’s hand, his pregnant wife right behind them. Their second child is due in September, right around the time of the final race before the Chase field is set. With an automatic berth in NASCAR’s playoffs secured, Johnson has permission to skip the race for the big birth. “If Chani goes into labor early, I don’t have to worry about Richmond,’’ Johnson said. A week after a late penalty denied his chance at a win, Johnson absolutely dominated Sunday at Pocono Raceway, leading 128 of 160 laps for his third victory of the season. “Jimmie’s switched on right now,’’ crew chief Chad Knaus said. “He’s as good or better as I’ve ever seen him.’’ High praise for the five-time champion. Even during his championship run, Johnson rarely cruised like he did on the 2 1/2-mile triangle track. The Sprint Cup points leader, Johnson pulled away on both of the last two restarts over the final 10 laps to pull into Victory Lane at Pocono for the first time since he swept both races in 2004. Johnson was never seriously challenged a week after his run at a possible win at Dover International Speedway was taken away by a penalty off a restart. NASCAR penalized him for jumping leader Juan Pablo Montoya off the restart with 19 laps left and he finished 17th. It was a rare misstep for Johnson but he rebounded just fine at Pocono. “It would have been very easy to come in here with a chip on your shoulder or a grudge,’’ Knaus said. “Jimmie is not that kind of guy.’’

Nadal grabs record 8th French Open title BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Party in the Poconos 400 on Sunday in Long Pond, Pa.

Johnson, though, briefly flirted with the idea of pulling some sort of restart stunt to send a message to NASCAR. He just couldn’t bring himself to try and get one over on Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. “I wanted to prove a point and show everyone what could happen in that restart zone,’’ Johnson said. Earnhardt would love a repeat of last season when he was

in contention at Pocono before settling for eighth, then won the next week at Michigan International Speedway. He wasn’t won since — and Michigan is on deck. “We want to get a win, man,’’ Earnhardt said. “I can see it right there in front of me. I really thought we got close.’’ Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano rounded out the top 10.

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PARIS — If Rafael Nadal truly was going to be challenged, if his bid for an unprecedented eighth French Open championship would be slowed even a bit, this might have been the moment. Leading by a set and a break 70 minutes into Sunday’s final against David Ferrer, another generally indefatigable Spaniard, Nadal faced four break points in one game. The last was a 31-stroke exchange, the match’s longest, capped when Nadal absorbed Ferrer’s strong backhand approach and transformed it into a cross-court backhand passing shot. Ferrer glared at the ball as it flew past and landed in a corner, then smiled ruefully. What else was there to do? Dealing with Nadal’s defense-to-offense on red clay is a thankless task. His rainsoaked 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

victory over Ferrer was Nadal’s record 59th win in 60 matches at the French Open and made him the only man with eight titles at any Grand Slam tournament. “I never like to compare years, but it’s true that this year means something very special for me,’’ Nadal said, alluding to the way he managed to come back from a left knee injury that sidelined him for about seven months. “When you have a period of time like I had,’’ he added, “you realize that you don’t know if you will have the chance to be back here with this trophy another time.’’ But he does it, year after year. He won four French Opens in a row from 2005-08, and another four in a row from 2010-13. “Rafael was better than me,’’ said Ferrer, who had won all 18 sets he’d played the past two weeks to reach his first Grand Slam final at age 31. “He didn’t make mistakes.’’

PARTY IN THE POCONOS 400 RESULTS By The Associated Press Sunday At Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 160 laps, 148.1 rating, 48 points, $244,436. 2. (13) Greg Biffle, Ford, 160, 98.7, 42, $173,985. 3. (6) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 160, 119.4, 41, $143,060. 4. (19) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 160, 101.1, 40, $165,810. 5. (23) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 160, 96.8, 40, $144,343. 6. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 160, 106.3, 38, $141,318. 7. (20) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 160, 105.4, 37, $119,430. 8. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 160, 95.8, 36, $105,085. 9. (5) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 160, 98.8, 35, $130,571. 10. (21) Joey Logano, Ford, 160, 84.3, 34, $120,293. 11. (24) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 160, 76.4, 33, $94,610.

12. (11) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 160, 85.1, 32, $127,096. 13. (22) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 160, 76.2, 31, $109,380. 14. (25) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 160, 86.3, 30, $108,924. 15. (3) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 160, 82.7, 29, $120,343. 16. (10) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 160, 104.9, 29, $129,876. 17. (26) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 160, 67.5, 27, $107,199. 18. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 160, 104.1, 27, $114,260. 19. (14) Mark Martin, Toyota, 160, 71.8, 25, $87,235. 20. (39) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 160, 61.7, 24, $106,268. 21. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 160, 73.5, 23, $115,496. 22. (27) Casey Mears, Ford, 160, 56.9, 22, $102,368. 23. (15) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 160, 73.9, 21, $114,935. 24. (31) David Gilliland, Ford, 160, 51.3, 20, $91,793. 25. (4) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 160, 92.1, 19, $112,851. 26. (16) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 160, 61.9, 18, $123,796. 27. (29) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 160, 54.2, 17, $96,543. 28. (33) David Stremme, Toyota, 160, 49.2, 16, $86,182. 29. (30) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 160, 58.1, 15, $76,485.

30. (9) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 160, 62.9, 14, $105,826. 31. (32) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 160, 49.5, 13, $74,685. 32. (34) David Reutimann, Toyota, 159, 42.2, 12, $73,010. 33. (18) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 158, 54, 11, $80,810. 34. (36) Josh Wise, Ford, 157, 37.7, 0, $72,610. 35. (38) Timmy Hill, Ford, 156, 32.6, 9, $72,460. 36. (7) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 141, 61.3, 8, $90,210. 37. (28) David Ragan, Ford, 121, 40.3, 7, $80,028. 38. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, clutch, 70, 34.1, 0, $67,050. 39. (35) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, transmission, 39, 30.5, 5, $63,050. 40. (41) Michael McDowell, Ford, vibration, 33, 34.5, 4, $59,050. 41. (43) Scott Riggs, Ford, vibration, 28, 27.9, 3, $55,050. 42. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, engine, 11, 29.4, 0, $51,050. 43. (42) Jason Leffler, Toyota, transmission, 8, 28.3, 1, $47,550.

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Rafael Nadal lifts the victory cup after defeating David Ferrer in the French Open men’s final on Sunday at Roland Garros in Paris. Nadal won 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

Earnhardt gearing up to make a run at victory BY DAN GELSTON The Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — By the time Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached Victory Lane last season at Michigan, the win seemed as much inevitable as implausible. One top 10 finish at a time, Earnhardt built and built before a four year and 143-race

winless streak was snapped; a legion of fans sent into a frenzy as NASCAR’s most popular driver finally gave them all a reason to go wild. Well, look who’s back on a EARNHARDT hot streak. And look what track’s on deck for the ol’ No. 88.

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Earnhardt is set to roll into Michigan International Speedway, site of his last two Sprint Cup victories, enjoying a bit of a of a renaissance for Hendrick Motorsports. He’s in fourth place in the points standings (he finished 12th last season) and is coming off a third-place finish Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt can’t be blamed too much for being unable to

pull out his first win of the season. No driver was going to beat his Hendrick teammate Jimmie Johnson, who led 128 of 160 laps en route to his third win of the season. Earnhardt was there at the end, though, battling Johnson off two restarts over the final 10 laps before finally yielding to Greg Biffle for second. He has two straight top 10s and

three in his last four races. Oh, did we mention he’s going to Michigan? If Earnhardt was traded on Nasdaq, it’d be time to buy. “Hopefully, we can do this throughout the summer and get ourselves in the Chase pretty comfortably,’’ he said. “We’ve got a little work to do to get to where some of the other guys are.’’


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Bulldogs sweep Virginia 6-5 BY HANK KURZ JR. The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wes Rea waited for the ball to get to first base with Derek Fisher chugging down the line. When it did, and in just enough time to get Fisher out by a step, his gutsy fall prediction had come true. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Book your rooms,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tweeted then, telling Bulldogs fans their season would end at the College World Series. And it will. The Bulldogs held on for a 6-5 victory against Virginia on Monday in the completion of a suspended game, sweeping the No. 6 national seed. They are Omaha-bound for the first time since 2007, and the only time they had to sweat in the entire weekend was during a sloppy ninth inning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I caught it right behind the pitcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mound,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rea said of the throw from third baseman Alex Detz for the final out, killing a two-run rally and stranding runners on third and second. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unbelievable feeling. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I really canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t describe.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It capped a weekend where the Bulldogs dominated one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top teams, first by pounding Virginia pitching for 20 hits in an 11-6 opening victory, and then by getting 10 more in the second game, which was interrupted in the middle of the seventh by a rain delay that suspended play overnight. It will be the first College World Series under coach John Cohen, and 1990 Mississippi State graduate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all wanted to be in Omaha,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cohen said of his players, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but that was not the goal. Their goal is to try to win the whole thing. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited, but at the

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Mississippi Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunter Renfroe hits a triple in the eighth inning of Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-5 victory over Virginia in the NCAA Super Regional in Charlottesville, Va.

same time, I think we still have some journey to go.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; They looked the part against the Cavaliers (50-12), who had lost just three times in 38 home games. Adam Frazier, who was 6-for-6 in the opener with three RBI, had two more hits and two RBI in the second game, and Rea hit a 2-run home run as the Bulldogs built a 5-1 lead. The Cavaliers scored two runs in the top of the sixth to get within 5-3, but were otherwise shut down by reliever Chad Girodo, who struck out 10 in just 4 2/3 innings and stranded seven base runners, leaving when the skies opened, forcing the last two innings to be played on Monday.

NCAA DIVISION I SUPER REGIONALS By The Associated Press Best-of-3 x-if necessary At Boshamer Stadium Chapel Hill, N.C. Friday: South Carolina vs. North Carolina, ppd., rain Saturday: North Carolina 6, South Carolina 5 Sunday: South Carolina 8, North Carolina 0 Monday South Carolina vs. North Carolina, ppd., rain

Today: South Carolina (43-20) vs. North Carolina (56-10), Noon At Doak Field Raleigh, N.C. Friday: Rice vs. N.C. State, ppd., rain Saturday: N.C. State 4, Rice 3 Sunday: N.C. State 5, Rice 4, 17 innings At Alex Box Stadium Baton Rouge, La. Friday: LSU 2, Oklahoma 0 Saturday: LSU 11, Oklahoma 1 At Goodwin Field

MONTGOMERY from Page B1 year since 2006. Montgomery was introduced to the CWS last year, when he hurled eight innings of 3-hit shutout ball against Arkansas in Omaha, Neb., to also keep the Gamecocks alive. He was already being compared to Price due to both being from Sumter and their short trip to college. He has taken another step in that direction when, like Price, he shined the brightest in the biggest moments. But Montgomery just wanted to be himself, not Price. On Sunday, he definitely kept carving his own reputation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My guys didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quit. He just beat us,â&#x20AC;? UNC head coach Mike Fox said about Mongtomery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about that guy on the mound, and he was sensational.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jordan was incredible,â&#x20AC;? USC head coach Chad Holbrook said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him do that before. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him do it in high school, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him do it in Omaha.â&#x20AC;? Like in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAA Chapel Hill Super Regional Game 1, the Gamecocks scored first and knocked UNCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting pitcher off the mound by the third inning. Hobbs Johnson, who fell to 4-1, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get through the second as the Gamecocks solved

Fullerton, Calif. Friday: UCLA 5, Cal State-Fullerton 3, 10 innings Saturday: UCLA 3, Cal State-Fullerton 0 At Dick Howser Stadium Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday: Indiana 10, Florida State 9 Sunday: Indiana 11, Florida State 6 At Davenport Field Charlottesville, Va. Saturday: Mississippi State 11, Virginia 6 Sunday: Mississippi State 5, Virginia 3, 6

him early. Max Schrock started a great day at the plate with a leadoff double in the second, and then Johnson couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the plate. He walked Kyle Martin after being ahead 0-2 in the count and gave up an RBI single to Tanner English before Graham Saiko flew out. Chase Vergason then walked and Joey Pankake smoked a 2-run double down the thirdbase line. LB Dantzler, struggling during the postseason, swung through two pitches from Johnson before teeing a letter-high fastball into right for two more runs. Suddenly trailing 5-0, Johnson tottered off the mound and the Tar Heels again had to turn to their bullpen. UNC cycled through five relievers, each of whom had trouble with control as the Gamecocks walked nine times. With the offense finally firing after stranding half the team on Saturday, Montgomery could relax, even if facing the Tar Heelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lineup wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t soothing. He made it look that way though, facing one over the minimum through four innings before Cody Stubbs led off the fifth with a grounder that was bobbled by Schrock. Montgomery left Stubbs at second in the fifth, got a double

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play in the sixth and stranded two in the eighth when Vergason stuck his glove into the seats in foul territory to nab Colin Moranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foul pop. In the ninth, English made a sensational diving catch to blank leadoff man Skye Bolt, and Montgomery worked a grounder and a pop to short to end it. USC saved setup man Adam Westmoreland and closer Tyler Webb, plus the rest of its bullpen, and kept the bats booming. Although the Gamecocks stranded another 11 runners (making it 23 in two games), they were stealing bases, bunting and playing loose and confident even with their season on the line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comfortable sitting there in the seventh or eighth, up eight-nothing,â&#x20AC;? Holbrook said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not ever going to feel comfortable against their lineup.â&#x20AC;? With Montgomery a cool customer on the mound, though, Holbrook didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to sweat. Despite three errors, despite another late-inning disappearing act with runners in scoring position, the Gamecocks did enough, led by their ace left-hander, to survive. It all rolls into Game 3. Lights, camera, action, as they say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Momentum in this game is only as good as your next pitcher,â&#x20AC;? Holbrook said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jordan got it back for us.â&#x20AC;?

FINALS from Page B1 theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re open, and I will continue to try to put pressure on the defense. If I draw two, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find my shooters. I have confidence theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to knock them down. They did that tonight.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eventually, so did James. But it was Chalmers, who came into game with the goal of being a stopper and ended up being the guy who jump-started James. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My main focus is to stop Tony Parker. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my job. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the key to the game, is not let him get going,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chalmers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And if the offense keeps going for me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to take it as it comes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chalmers finished with 19 points, and James had 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three blocks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the best on Tiago Splitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dunk attempt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; while shooting only 7 of 17 from the field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly, for me, when I was struggling offensively, my teammates continued to keep it in range,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; James said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; And we even had a lead at one point, especially late in the second quarter when we made that run and I was struggling a little bit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I think Rio more than anybody kept us aggressive, him getting into the paint, him getting those and-ones and making a couple of 3s. It allowed me to sit back and wait for my time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

The Heat made 10 of 19 3-pointers and got 13 points from Ray Allen, and 12 points and 10 rebounds from the previously slumping Chris Bosh. Danny Green made all six shots, including five 3-pointers, and scored 17 points for the Spurs. They host Game 3 on Tuesday night. Parker had 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting for the Spurs, who were so precise in their 92-88 victory in Game 1 but threw the ball all over the white-surrounded court Sunday, committing 17 turnovers that led to 19 Miami points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the second half they just run us over,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the Spursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Manu Ginobili said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move the ball at all. Their pressure really got us on our heels.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tim Duncan shot 3 of 13 and finished with nine points and 11 rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play well. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shoot well. I know I played awfully,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Duncan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever it may be, they responded better than us. So hopefully we can look forward to this Game 3 and regain some of our composure.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; James insisted he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t force himself to do more after he had a triple-double in Game 1 but never seized the opportunity to take control of the scoring as the game was slipping away from the Heat.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

FRENCH BISHOP Jr. BISHOPVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; French Bishop Jr., beloved husband of Lois C. Bishop, died Sunday, June 9, 2013. He was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Kingsport, Tenn., to the late French Sr. and Winifred Gibson Bishop. French graduated from Leon High School in 1956 and went in to the United States Army as a bulldozer instructor. He later also served in the National Guard. He graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College and from the University of South Florida, receiving a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree

in electrical engineering. While employed by the Milton Roy Co., French designed, built and installed the first artificial kidney dialysis machine. In 1977, he relocated to Bishopville. He worked as a senior electrical engineer at Carolina Power and Light, until retiring in 1994. In 1995, he returned to work with the State of South Carolina Department of Transportation. He worked in the communications department for District 5 until his retirement in February 2013. French was a member of

Bethany Baptist Church in Bishopville, where he served as head deacon and brotherhood chairman. He was a member of the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School Class. French was a member of I.E.E.E., Bishopville Lodge 104, The Sumter Amateur Radio Association, and The Florence Amateur Radio Club. He was predeceased by his parents; twin brother, Calvin Bishop; grandparents, Henry C. and Bessie Bishop; and son, John L. Maddocks IV. He is survived by his son, James H. Bishop (Phylis) of

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Moncks Corner; daughter, Deborah Liady (Eduardo Mitchell) of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Patricia Parker (Larry) of Crystal River, Fla.; grandchildren, Christopher Schneider of Gainesville, Fla., Melinda Schneider of Roanoke, Va., Kimberly Parmigiano (John) of Roanoke, Micheal Bishop of Moncks Corner, and Kristina Bishop of Moncks Corner; nephews, Sean Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal of St. Louis, Mo., Patrick Parker of Vance, Ala., and Shay Parker of Crystal River; and many cousins and dear friends that had become part of his family.

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A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church, 1128 Manville-St. Charles Highway, with Dr. James Chandler officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, c/o Fred Sandy, 2600 Racoon Road, Mayesville, SC 29104. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B6

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The Swamp Fox Archers Charity Archery 3D Shoot will be held on Saturday at the Swamp Fox Archers Outdoor Range on Fremont Road in Summerton. All proceeds will go to the nonprofit charity Crossroads Wounded Warrior Archery Foundation. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. Cost is $15 for adults while children under the age of 17 shoot for free. For more information, contact Kimberly H. Daught at (803) 478-6511 or e-mail her at kim@cwwaf.com. BASEBALL POST 15 CAMP

The Sumter Post 15 Baseball Camp will be held June 24-27 at Riley Park. The camp is open to children ages 7-14 and it will run each day from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp will be conducted by Sumter P-15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coaches and players. Registration will be held on Monday, June 24, beginning at 7:45 a.m. The camp fee is $60 per camper and all campers will receive a t-shirt. For more information, call head coach Curtis Johnson at (803) 4643972 or e-mail him at cujo0130@ gmail.com Information can also be found online at www.p-15.net

SCOTT from Page B1 next time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he was certain there would be a next time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he would finish the job. Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story had a happy ending. At his hideaway in the Bahamas, the Australian starts each day by slipping on the green jacket he won at Augusta National two months ago, when he made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and then another birdie in the rain on the second playoff hole to win the Masters. Except that Scott doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see this as the end. He is among the favorites when the U.S. Open begins Thursday at Merion, a course that

The second session of the Diamond Pro Instructional Baseball Camp will be held June 17-20 at Patriot Park SportsPlex in June. The camp will be conducted by Sumter High School assistant coaches Frankie Ward and Joe Norris, Laurence Manning Academy head coach Barry Hatfield, SHS junior varsity head coach Robbie Mooneyham and SHS JV assistant David Horton. The camp is open to children ages 7-14 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. The camp fee is $60 for the final session. For more information, call Ward at (803) 720-4081 or Norris at (803) 9346670. BASKETBALL SUMTER CHRISTIAN CLINIC

The final two sessions of the Sumter Christian Basketball Clinc will be held June 24-28 and July 15-19. The clinics will be ran by Bobby Baker, Tom Cope and Jim Davis. The first session is for grades 6-9 and the third is for grades 9-12. The clinic will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost of each session is $45 per camper. T-shirts will be given and trophies will be awarded. For more information, call Sumter Christian School at (803) 773-1902. BATTLE ON THE HILL

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ence Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen that many people on a Thursday morning on the first tee. It was a great atmosphere.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And now? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m probably also the third wheel this week, as well,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scott said with a laugh. Maybe not. Woods still drives the show in golf, already a four-time winner on tour this year as he tries to end his five-year drought in the majors. McIlroy, a major champion each of the last two years, is in one of his slumps and has yet to win this year. Scott, meanwhile, is trying to join some elite company. Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan are the only players in the last 60 years to have won the Masters and U.S. Open in the same season.

was soaked by more rain Monday. Scott will be part of the feature group the opening two rounds, playing alongside Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in the world ranking. Scott has been part of this routine before. The first time the USGA put together the top three players in the world was at Torrey Pines in 2008 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Woods and San Diego native Mickelson at 1 and 2, and Scott feeling very much out of place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think anyone would have felt like the third wheel that week,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remembering back to Torrey Pines, the hype was enormous around that pairing. There was so much talk about it being Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown and Tiger dominating Torrey for years. It was an experi-

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ball tournament will be held July 5-7 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 per team if signing up by June 27. There will be an additional $25 for those who sign up after that. The last day to sign up is July 2. Teams must have jerseys or T-shirts with numbers printed on the back. Each game will consist of two 18-minutes halves. To enter, call Ronnie Morant (803) 463-7255 or Phil Morant at (704) 3458427. GOLF KIWANIS CLUB TOURNAMENT

The Kiwanis Club of Sumter First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 21, at Carolina Lakes Golf Course located at Shaw Air Force

Base. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $50 per player or $200 per team. Tee sponsorships are available for $100. Money raised from the event will go to the charities supported by the Sumter Kiwanis Club. For more information, call Bill Hoge at (803) 795-9299 or (803) 8958543 or e-mail him at bhoge@sc.rr. com. SUMTER HIGH TOURNAMENT

The first Sumter High Athletics Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 22, at Sunset Country Club. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $160 per 4-man team. For more information, call Drew Marlowe at (803) 464-5682 or e-mail him at drew.marlowe@yahoo.com.

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RECYCLE YOUR TELEPHONE BOOK What can you do with your old telephone book? RECYCLE your telephone book! In the past, telephone books were only suitable for disposal in landfills. Now, these books can be recycled with many benefits to our community. For every ton of paper recycled, approximately 17 pulpwood trees are saved. We also save energy when we recycle. It takes approximately 4,100 kilowattshours less energy to recycle one ton of paper.

Although telephone directories make up only half of one percent of our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total paper waste stream, it is still important to keep directories from being discarded into the landfill. r*GZPVBSFBDPVOUZSFTJEFOU  UBLF your telephone book to one of the County Recycling Centers located on Rainaire Boulevard, Cane Savannah Road, Pinewood Road, Bethel Church Road, Stamey Livestock Road, Queen Chapel Road, Spencer Road, Alligator Branch Road or Pleasant Grove Road.

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JAMES LEE RIDGILL Jr. MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James Lee Ridgill Jr., 86, husband of Jean Jayroe Ridgill, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Born Sept. 17, 1926, in High Point, N.C., he was a son of the late James Lee Sr. and Ruth Ward Ridgill. He was a 1948 graduate of Clemson University, having RIDGILL earned a degree in civil engineering; a degree in business from Texas Christian University; and in law from Southern Methodist University. He received substantial training at the Naval War College and studied patent law at George Washington University. He was employed by General Dynamics and was an engineer on the lift off panel of the Atlas E Missile. He was a U.S. Marine, having served in the first basic class of Marines called up for the Korean War, and later attended their reunions regularly. He attained the rank of major during active duty and later attained the rank of colonel with the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar, Toastmasters, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, a former attorney with the D.C. Court of Appeals and a member of Manning First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, Stephen Ridgill (Sharon) of Asheboro, N.C., James Leslie Ridgill of Frederick, Md., and Jerrold Lee Ridgill (Dimitra) of Cockeysville, Md.; four grandchildren, Nicole, Stephen II, Christina and Alexander; a great-grandson, Max; three sisters, Ruby Jacobs of Darlington, Dora Kinsey (Dr. Norman F.) of Kiawah Island and Doris Tatum (Dr. Ben) of Laurinburg, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Janie Marlene Ridgill; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert O. Ridgill and Laura Ridgill. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Erickson officiating. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery with military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the P.T. Bradham Sunday School Class. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 1165 Pointer Drive, Manning. Memorials may be made to Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 4352179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org TIMOTHY W. KELLY Timothy Wade Kelly, age 46, beloved father of Madison Rene Kelly, died on Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was a son of Patricia and Robert Hicks. Mr. Kelly attended the Department of Defense School in Italy and later graduated from Socastee High School. He was an avid bird hunter, golfer, online golfer, NASCAR fan and loved Clemson

and Dallas football. Mr. Kelly was, most importantly, a great father and will also be remembered as a loving son, brother and uncle. Surviving in addition to his beloved daughter, Madison, and parents are one brother, Damian Hicks of Summerville; two sisters, Robin Lynn Kelly and Angela Dawn Wilkins, both of Sumter; one uncle, James Kenneth Owens and his wife, Donna, of Virginia; three nieces, Kenzie Ann Franks, Haley Ellen Franks and Amanda Noel Wilkins; one greatKELLY niece, Bella Raen Wilkins; and a host of other family members. Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mamie Wood, Nellie Owens, James Owens and Cosma Marie Kelly. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home. You may sign the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

KINGSTON D. MOORER SUMMERTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Infant Kingston Demorris Moorer died June 8, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia. Born May 7, 2013, he was a son of Antoine Moorer and Lisa Pough. Those left to mourn his passing are his parents; three siblings, Shanice, Antoine (AJ) and Zaiah Rose; and his grandparents, Deborah Moorer, Brian Matthews, Ella Pough and James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ronnieâ&#x20AC;? Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Moorer; and great-grandmother, Bartha Tindal. Funeral services for Infant Kingston Moorer will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew AME Church, Mose Dingle Road,

Summerton. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Mary Rhodes, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to summertonfuneralhome@ yahoo.com. The family will receive friends at the home MOORER of his grandmother, Deborah Moorer, 1931 Jack Touchberry Road, Summerton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St., Summerton, (803) 485-3755.

HARVEY N. MUHAMMAD CAMDEN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brother Harvey N. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle Harveyâ&#x20AC;? Sims Muhammad, of Camden, passed away on June 8, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland. A memorial service is being planned and details will be announced. MUHAMMAD Friends may contact the family at (803) 425-5278 for further information. Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, Camden, is assisting the family. GEOFFREY L. GIBSON Geoffrey Linn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cheeseâ&#x20AC;? Gibson was born June 21, 1975, in Sumter to Mary Agnes Gibson and the late Albert â&#x20AC;&#x153;W.C.â&#x20AC;? Gibson Sr. He departed this life on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Geoffrey was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Sumter High School in 1994. He attended the Sumter Career Center, where he became a certified brick mason. He also attended Central Carolina Technical College, where he studied mechanics and computers. He was employed by Gold Kist for two years and was previously employed by Carolina Furniture Works for 10 years. He was a member of M.W. Mount Sinai Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. State of South Carolina, King James Lodge No. 2 of Sumter. At an early age, he joined Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Pinewood, and was a faithful member of the adult choir. He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving mother, Mary A. Gibson of Sumter; one daughter, Tieara Monique

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MARY LOGAN MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary Logan, 87, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital In Manning. Born Feb. 22, 1926, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Ben Sr. and Ocie B. Johnson. The family will receive friends at the home, 1071 Oliver St., Summerton. Funeral arrange-

ments are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC, (803) 485-3755.

ROWLAND SEYMORE Rowland Seymore, husband of Bessie Perry Seymore, entered eternal rest on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 2, 1952, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Ruth Seymour Montgomery and stepson of Clarence Montgomery Sr. He was reared by his grandparents, the late Eddie Sr. and Zola Clark. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 2700 Mulberry Church Road, Sumter. Services will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter. WILLIAM T. GREGORY IV MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; William Thurlow â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greggâ&#x20AC;? Gregory IV, 61, husband of Terri Jo Grimsley Gregory, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 4352179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org MARY S. BROOKS Mary S. Dargan Brooks, 62, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Born Feb. 14, 1951, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Angeline Smalls Dargan and the late Isaac Dargan Sr. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of her mother, 2680 Yank

Haven Drive, Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

EVELYN H. SNIECINSKI Evelyn H. Sniecinski, 82, widow of Frank S. Sniecinski Jr., died Monday, June 10, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Manning. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Marvin Sr. and Estelle Bartlette Hudson. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Evans Holladay (Bert) and Linda D. Lewis, both of Sumter, and Debbie Andrews Ard of Manning; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, James Hudson, Clyde Hudson, Gordon Hudson and Tommy Hudson; and a sister, Esther Whitehead. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hudson; and a sister, Corine Hudson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at her home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2401 Bethel Church Road, Sumter, SC 29154. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

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

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

James Mitchell Shorter Jr

#2013ES4300289 Personal Representative Robin Shorter Wadford 2835 Hathaway Drive Sumter, SC 29154

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Warren Ray Spence

#2013ES4300298 Personal Representative Sarah Ann Jacobs Dubose 433 Rattlesnake Road Ridgeway, SC 29130

#2013ES4300280 Personal Representative Evelyn M. Spence 121 Tern Court Yorktown, VA 23692

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Harrison Smith

#2013ES4300285 Personal Representative Mary E. Smith 830 Mayfield Drive Sumter, SC 29154

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Sara Louise Manning

#2013ES4600268 Personal Representative W Meredith Manning 211 N Purdy Street Sumter, SC 29150

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Esther Corine Deas

#2013ES4300271 Personal Representative Herbert Lee Dease 5438 Oakland Drive Sumter, SC 29154

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Ronald Geddings

#2013ES4300287 Personal Representative Mary A. Geddings 2131 Balmoral Court Sumter, SC 29154

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Ernest Richard Jenkinson

#2013ES4300295 Personal Representative William V. Josephs Jr 355 Carolina Drive Loris, SC 29569

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Benjamin M. Oliver, III

#2013ES4300297 Personal Representative Pamela A. Oliver C/O J Cabot Seth Attorney At Law PO Box 1268 Sumter, SC 29151

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Lottie B. Davis

#2013ES4300291 Personal Representative Roland H. Davis Jr C/O J David Weeks Attorney At Law PO Box 370 Sumter, SC 29151

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Willard Dennie Davis

#2013ES4300266 Personal Representative Constance Elaine Davis C/O Samuel L. Floyd Attorney At Law 15 Courthouse Square Kingstree, SC 29556

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Charyle S. Browder

#2013ES4300273 Personal Representative Daniel D. Browder Jr 3835 Hedgewood Drive Sumter, SC 29154

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Shaughn P. Wile

#2013ES4300279 Personal Representative Prissela Anne Wile 895 Winston Road Sumter, SC 29154

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#2013ES4300300 Personal Representative Vanessa Singleton 680 F Front Street Hempstead, NY 11550

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#2013ES4300276 Personal Representative James L. Broadway 1110 Waterway Drive Sumter, SC 29154

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#2013ES4300281 Personal Representative Walter F. Staples 5506 Linwood Court Lanham, MD 20706

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#2013ES4300278 Personal Representative Sam Belin Jr C/O Walter G Newman Attorney at Law 27 West Calhoun Street Sumter, SC 29154

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#2013ES4300269 Personal Representative Annie M. Benjamin 925 Salterstown Road Sumter, SC 29153

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Bern Earl Jackson

#2013ES4300267 Personal Representative Bertha Anderson 20 E Patricia Drive Sumter, SC 29150

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Legal Notice NON-RESIDENT NOTICE NO. 12-12-528 IN RE: ADOPTION OF JESSICA LOUISE RENAUD, DOB 9/6/2007 RICHARD RENAUD AND KATHRYN RENAUD VS. MINTON SERRANO AND UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL FATHER STATE OF TENNESSEE IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, MINTON SERRANO AND/OR UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF JESSICA LOUISE RENAUD is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or his whereabouts cannot be ascertained so that ordinary process cannot be served upon him, it is ordered that said defendant file an answer with the Chancery Court of Sevier County, Tennessee, and a copy with Plaintiff's Attorney, Charles C.

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Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53, of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of South Carolina Code 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the attached mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original note and mortgage and Complaint attached hereto.

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Sumter School District is seeking qualified and authorized vendors to provide deliver and installation of walk-in coolers/freezers for three schools.

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 mortgage of real estate given by Wardell Parker and Lottie R. Parker to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. dated January 20, 2005 and recorded on January 25, 2005 in Book 967 at Page 435, in the Sumter County Registry, hereinafter Mortgage. 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, more particularly described in the said mortgage and are more commonly described as:

Pre-Bid Conference: A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Sumter School District Maintenance Warehouse locate at 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150 (behind the Administrative Offices). Complete bid packets will be distributed at the pre-bid conference. Anyone wishing to bid must attend the mandatory pre-bid conference. Direct inquiries to: Dee Cook, Procurement Specialist Sumter School District Food and Nutrition Services Dee.Cook@sumterschools.net (803) 499-5950 Ext. 104

Summons & Notice SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2013-CP-43-00005 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Cynthia P. Stevens, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Wardell Parker; Sharon Russell; Donna Watson; Betty G. Parker; and Sumter Ob/Gyn, P.A., Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: Betty G. Parker and Sharon Russell YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, 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 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 Attorney for

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 particuarly shown and delineated as Lot 100, in the Flower Heights Subdivsion as shown on that certain Plat of Louis W. Tisdale, PLS, dated October 24, 1996 and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Plat Book PB96 at Page 1414. The said tract/lot(s) has/have such boundaries, meter, courses and distances as are shown on said plat which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provision of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of SC, 1976. This property is more generally known as 914 West Oakland Ave. This being the same property conveyed to Wardell Parker and Lottie R. Parker, as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, by Deed of Roosevelt Canty and Maude Canty dated October 17, 1996 and recorded October 30, 1996 in Book 660 at Page 69, Sumter County records. Thereafter, Lottie R. Parker passed away and the property passed to Wardell Parker by operation of law as her joint tenant with right of survivorship.

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Suzanne E. Brown, SC Bar No. 76440 J. Marshall Swails, SC Bar No. 79067 J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina 29210 (888) 726-9953 Attorneys for Plaintiff, 1041547

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For Sale or Trade Golf Cart- Good babysitter. Call 795-5367 or 481-4972 Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364 Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439 Sony In Home Theater Surround Sound System, Amp, DVD/VHS Player, Base, Center, 2 front, 2 rear speakers. Never used. $250, 469-2967

Exp. Shingle Nailers Must have own transportation. Only experienced need to apply. Call 803-968-2459. Wanted Brick Masons with at least 10 yrs Exp. must have own transportation Call 803 720-4092 or 803 464-4546 The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SFC Jeffrey Hudson 803-427-3104 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979 Position open for two Real Estate Agents to sell and list homes. Must have a Real Estate License. Classes will start in Manning on Weekends Starting June 22nd through July 14th (8 day course), to get license. Cost is $375. Commission paid job. Must have drivers license and car. Call and get registered for class now. Russell & Jeffcoat, 1229 Alice Dr 469-6350 ask for Donna or Joyce. Great Income Potential Seeking an Exp HVAC installer. Needs to be experienced with duct fabrication and installation of duct work with residential and some light commercial equipment. Salary based upon experience. Paid vacation and benefits. Call Lowery Heating and Air 803-778-2942 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Needed Immediately - OTR Tire Tech. Must be able to handle large truck tires, tractor tires, commercial tires, etc. Benefits include vacation, holidays, retirement. Salary negotiable. Apply in person at 156 Myrtle Beach Highway. Orangehill Church in Wedgefield, SC is seeking a church musician. Call 803-494-3829 or 468-1263 Looking for stylists to rent booth at long established salon in a great location. 803-469-7755 Seeking Counter Help. Must have experience using computers and also using hand irons for touch-up work. Apply in person at Tom and Mary's Cleaner's 1784 Peach Orchard Rd.

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RENTALS

Accepting Applications Oakland Plantation Apts. 5501 Edgehill Rd 499-2157 2 Br apts. available. Applications accepted Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am - 4:30pm.

W. Calhoun 2BR/1.5BA, newly renovated, full kitchen, C/H/A. water & W/D incl, $495/mo. Prudential 774-7368.

Iris Winds MHP: 3BR/2BA MH No pets. Ref/dep req'd, $500/mo. Call 803-775-6816, 803-460-9444 Scenic Lake 2BR/1BA & 2BR 2Bth. No pets. Call between 9am 5pm ONLY! (803) 499-1500.

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

Office Rentals

Mobile Home Rentals 4025 E. Brewington Rd. 3 Br, 2 Ba, SWMH, $400 mo. + $400 sd. NO section 8. Call 803-934-6845 or 803-938-3174. 3BR 1 BA MH: N. of Manning, N. Brewington Rd. Call 803-473-3100 or 803-410-1241.

120 Broad St Office space, Great location, Rent is $495-$695 Agent Owned Call 236-2425

REAL ESTATE

Price Reduced - Corner of Red Bud & Bay Blossom, 4BR/2BA Brkfst kit, LR, DR, 2 car garage w/strg rm, laundry rm w/sink, front foyer, attic space, lg den w/fireplace, scr'd pch, all appl's. $170K. Call 803-316-1664

1785 Titanic Ct. Custom Built Quality Home in Beach Forest.

Property overlooks pond & community clubhouse/pool. 3BR w/maple hardwood floors, 3 full BA w/ceramic tile. Solid maple 42" kitchen cabinetry w/Charleston Style concrete countertops. Oversize 2 car garage. All appliances incl'd w/purchase. Seller will pay $5,000. toward closing. (REDUCED) asking $229,000. Call 803-968-1187 Details & photos @ www.forsaleb yowner.com/23945649 & www.mili tarybyowner.com/MBO 264616

A Guaranteed Credit Approval AUTO LOANS We will arrange financing even if you have been turned down before. Loans available for no credit, bad credit, 1st Time Buyers & Bankruptcy buyers. No co-signers needed. Call Mr. Ashley Brown at 803-926-3235

Work Truck 2001 3/4 Silverado HD, Full load & Tow package, 4-5-7 hookups, electric trailer brakes. 6.0 Vortex, 135k miles. $5,000. Call 469-2967

Manufactured Housing 3 BD/3 BA MH on 1 acre in Bishopville. $5500 down. Easy financing. 803-983-8084 HUGE 2003 Fleetwood 4 Bedroom Double Wide Moble Home. Excellent condition. 1 acre lot included. Mobile home is bricked underpinned and has a back porch. Owner financing available! Call 843-389-4215.

'94 Lincoln Signature, fully loaded excellent mechanical shape, must see to appreciate $2495 call (803)418-9440

Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 For Sale, 4Bed/2Bath, Land, $325/mo. 803-494-5090

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Full-time licensed Physical Therapist Assistant needed for busy outpatient clinic in Sumter area. Outpatient experience necessary. Must have PTA licenses and be self-motivated. Excellent salary and benefits. Send resume to Progressive Physical Therapy, Attn: Angie, 100 Jimmy Love Lane, Columbia, SC 29212 or fax 803-798-3335

Trucking Opportunities Driver Trainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $800+ per week! No experience needed! CDL Trained and Job-Ready in 15 days! 1-888-263-7364

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Holiday Sale Auto,Truck, Moped 2013 Scooters $1700 Price Is Right Auto Sales 3210 Broad St, 803-494-4275

633 Boulevard Rd 8 Rooms, Upstairs bonus room, 1700 Sq Ft., 430 Sq ft detached garage, Fenced yard, $25, 000 Cash as is. Owner Fin. Ava. Call 803 778-0796

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Manning Sod is seeking individual to fill full-time year round Crew Leader position. Experience in agriculture (i.e. Farming, Landscaping, Turf grass,Industry) preferred but not required. Duties will include participation in all aspects of daily harvest operations, land prep and planting, operating center pivot irrigation, fertilizer & chemical applications and performing light mechanical repair. Applicant must have good communication skills and the ability to work some weekends. Benefits include medical insurance, dental, paid vacation and holidays. A valid drivers' license, drug test and background check required. Apply in person at 6756 Paxville Hwy Manning SC or Email resume to blowderbuysod.com

Minutes from Walmart/Shaw, 1 acre, utilities, $6,000. 888-774-5720.

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4BR, 2BA DW MH with Dbl. carport , C/H/A, near Summerton, $500/mo., $500 sec. dep, Housing Authority vouchers will be considered. 803-378-6206.

625 Baldwin Dr. 3BR, 2BA home in wonderful neighborhood off Alice Dr. All appliances, fenced yard. $1000/Mo and $1000/sec dep. Call 803-934-6845

For Rent or Sale remodeled large 3 BR 2 Ba house with large wired storage bldg. Located near lake 2 min. from boat landing 25 min from Sumter, 15 min from Manning Rent $650 mo +Dep. Call 803 478-4625

16 Warren St 3500 Sq Ft + 4 Br 3.5 ba with vintage tile, hdwd floors, marble floor in den, screened bck porch, wet bar, office, lrg kitchen , 2 car garage w/ workshop, inground pool on large lot, gazebo, new driveway, good neighbors, good schools, close to everything $179, 900. Serious inq. only Call 840-1974

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

Resort Rentals

3500 sq. ft. Brick House for rent. 3 bd 3 ba $1000 dep/month Manning area. (803)473-0321

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2 BR 1BA House Scrn porch $335 Dep/Rent 2 BR Apartment $365 Dep/ Rent 803 468-1900

Iris Winds MHP,Sumter Immediate occupancy. 3BR MH. $25,900. Fin. avail. 803-460-9444, 800-996-9540, 803-775-6816

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

Widow of drug abuser fears her brother will follow suit

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EAR ABBY — I DEAR CAN’T TURN have read your AWAY — If seeing your husband die from an column for as long as I can remember. overdose wasn’t enough My husband died from a to convince your brother drug overdose, and I am it was time to get into a substance abuse proa widow at 32. He was a gram, then nothing you good man before the can do will. There drugs, but he are two things that wouldn’t stop are more important and I was helpin your life than he less to interis, and those are vene. I am now your two sons. A raising our two narcotics addict desons alone. stroying his life is a My problem very poor role is my brother is Abigail model. headed down VAN BUREN Your boys are old the same road, enough to know and I don’t how dangerous drugs are know how to help him. I and that they caused the don’t have the money to premature death of their send him to rehab, and father. Do not permit he doesn’t think he has them to be in the presa problem. He has lost ence of anyone who is his job, has no vehicle abusing drugs and spiraland is losing what ing downward, or they friends he has left. will grow into adolesI don’t want to turn cence thinking it is normy back on him or lose mal. Your brother is the him the way I lost my only person who can help husband. I know he himself get back on his needs rehab or therapy, feet, no matter how much but with the lack of you might wish it were funds I don’t know otherwise. where to turn. Furthermore, how do I explain Dear Abby is written by Abthis to my 9- and igail Van Buren, also known as 10-year-old sons? The Jeanne Phillips, and was foundmost influential man in ed by her mother, Pauline Philtheir life is setting a terlips. Write Dear Abby at www. rible example. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box CAN’T TURN AWAY FROM MY BROTHER 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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June 11, 2013