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Arson fire kills 2 Grandson suspect in blaze, deaths BY ROB COTTINGHAM AND JADE ANDERSON,


Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies stand ready as triple murder suspect Jeffrey Eady, right, exits an airplane at Sprott Field outside Manning on Sunday afternoon.

Two people are dead after a fire fully engulfed a Sumter home Saturday, and law enforcement await the arrival of the suspected arsonist, who was apprehended Sunday in Ohio. Joann Topper, 79, and James William MANNERS Topper, 68, were burned beyond recognition, said Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock. Pending further tests, he suspects the cause of death will be smoke inhalation. The victims’ grandson,

Found body ends 6-day terror tour Brown’s corpse recovered; alleged culprit slits wrists; motive questions remain BY SHARRON HALEY


MANNING — One day after finding the body of missing 77-year-old Sadie Brown, Clarendon County authorities began the task of determining a motive for the killing spree that began possibly as early as May 28 and ended Saturday afternoon when Jeffrey Eady was arrested in Bay County, Fla. “We are just too thankful that we were able to locate Miss BROWN Sadie,” Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said Monday afternoon. “We had (Jeffery) Eady in custody, but we were not finished until we found her. Our guys, along with other agencies, worked around the clock. It was a team effort to bring her home.” However, circumstances involving Eady didn’t calm with his incarceration. Eady was transported to Clarendon Memorial Hospital before 5 p.m. Monday after he


ABOVE: Visible through a side window, barely more than ashes remain within the home of James W. and Joann Topper on Sunday afternoon after a fire that claimed their lives ravaged the residence Saturday night. LEFT: Melted plastic from the bumper of a minivan parked 20 feet from the Toppers’ house stretches to the ground Sunday.


Red Cross: Much of East Coast not prepared for hurricanes BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item In spite of the devastation suffered by millions of Americans in wake of last year’s Superstorm Sandy and the recent tornadoes in the Midwest and central U.S., Red Cross officials say many residents in the eastern United States are not prepared to take appropriate action in case they are affected by a natural disaster. Hurricane season officially began Saturday, and American Red Cross is urging all South Carolinians to take the time now to prepare for what

could be an active season, said Nancy Cataldo, executive director of the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average hurricane season with a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms, of which seven to 11 could become hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes, Cataldo said. “Southern Atlantic Coast residents are no stranger to hurricanes, but sometimes memories fade when we were lucky enough to be spared in

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Man accused in stabbing death could go to trial in late summer BY ROBERT J. BAKER A former Lee Correctional Institution inmate accused of stabbing another to death in early 2009 could have his case before a jury in late August. Third Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran tentatively set the state’s murder case against Leroy K. Smalls, 37, for the late summer term of general sessions in Lee County, which begins Aug. 26. Third Circuit Assistant Solicitor Cliff Scott told Cothran SMALLS on Wednesday at the Sumter County Courthouse that Smalls was on his trial list for the next term of general sessions in Lee County, which is June 10. Public Defender Scott Robinson, however, asked Cothran to delay the trial at least two months. “I took over (former Lee County Public Defender Debra Butcher)’s


case load at the first of March,” Robinson said. “I got about 1,000 pages of documents and 17 CDs of photographs about a week-and-ahalf ago. I’m honestly not going to be prepared to provide adequate representation in the short period of time required if this comes up (in June) in Lee County.” Smalls, now an inmate at Kirkland Correctional Institution on Broad River Road in Columbia, was charged in November 2011 for the death of 29-year-old Lenmont Jones at the prison in Bishopville on Jan. 4, 2009. According to an Item file story, Jones was stabbed inside a dormitory at the maximum-security institution. He was declared dead an hour later at an area hospital. Jones had been convicted in Richland County just a year earlier for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, and was serving a 20-year sentence. Smalls is serving a life sentence after being convicted in Charleston of the murder of Mark

Creech, 25, in 1994. According to a file Post and Courier story, Smalls had been selling $20 pieces of crack cocaine on Dobson Street in North Charleston two years prior when Creech attempted to pass off a $1 bill as a $20 bill. Only 16 at the time of Creech’s shooting, Smalls only faced incarceration until his 21st birthday at first, but prosecutors convinced a Charleston circuit court judge that Smalls should be tried as an adult. Cothran cited Smalls’ current life sentence as a main reason for the continuance. “It’s not like he will be going anywhere,” Cothran said. “He’s not out on the street, so it’s not an issue of him not showing up.” Cothran told Robinson and Scott to let him know if any further changes are needed at least 30 days before the trial start date. Reach Robert J. Baker at (803) 774-1211.



Hydrant flow tests Wednesday, Thursday The City of Sumter will perform fire hydrant flow tests between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on Loring Mill Road, Landmark Drive, Beacon Drive, Horizon Drive, Brushwood Drive, Andiron Drive, Constitution Drive, Constitution Circle, Declaration Boulevard, Southernhills Drive, Southernhills Court and Gristmill Lane. Water customers in these areas may experience temporary discolored water. Direct any questions or concerns to the City of Sumter Public Services Department at (803) 436-2558.

ABOVE: Walkers in the Remember Blake Amoeba Awareness 5K Walk take off on the Dillon Park track Saturday morning. The inaugural walk, organized by Gingi and Walt Driggers, was held to raise awareness of the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which inhabits bodies of fresh water and can cause death if it enters a swimmer’s brain through the nose. The Driggers’ 8-year-old son Blake died last year from contracting an amoeba. For more information, visit LEFT: Walt Driggers releases nine red balloons while surrounded by Blake’s friends and cousins. Nine balloons were selected for the release because Blake would have been nine this year, and red was his favorite color. The balloon release preceded the Walk held in memory of Blake.

SCE&G seeks 3 percent electric rate increase CAYCE — South Carolina Electric and Gas is asking to increase its electric rates by about 3 percent to help pay for costs of building two new nuclear reactors. The utility asked the state Public Service Commission to let it raise rates last week. It would be the sixth rate increase by SCE&G in four years. Many of those increases are to pay the $10 billion needed to build a pair of nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station north of Columbia. SCE&G will jointly own the reactors with stateowned Santee Cooper. If the rate increase is approved, residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity would see their bills increase $4.32 a month up to $142.43.


S.C. legislative session recap COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina’s legislators have passed more than 40 measures into law this year, with highlights that include providing incentives to Boeing, allowing for legal raffles and helping prevent the mentally ill from buying guns. Three days remain in the regular legislative session. Legislators haven’t reached consensus on any of the items that both parties deemed top priorities back in January. Efforts continue today on bills that reform the state’s ethics and election laws. A bill increasing oversight of state agencies’ cyber-security — in hopes of prevent-

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Stay hydrated BY MISSY CORRIGAN Special to The Item


s the temperatures begin to rise and you spend more time outside, staying hydrated becomes more vital for proper functioning and survival. We have all heard about the importance of water and sometimes grown tired of it, but do you really understand the importance of it? Approximately 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated. While the human body can survive for weeks without food, it can only last five to seven days without water. CORRIGAN Your body is about 70 percent water, your muscles and brain are about 75 percent water, and your blood is about 80 percent water. Your cells, tissues and organs need it in order to function properly. Without sufficient water intake, your body cannot work efficiently. Water not only keeps you hydrated, but it also makes you feel full, metabolizes fat, helps to keep you regular, helps you sweat to naturally cool your body, transports essential nutrients, flushes out toxins and even reduces joint pain. When you drink less water than your body needs, your body will suffer. Fatigue, inability to concentrate, muscle cramping, decreased metabolism, changes in blood pressure, increased resting heart rate, headaches, constipation, short-term memory loss and dry mouth are some of the most common symptoms associated with dehydration. The best way to check your hydration is through a urine test. If your urine is colorless or light yellow, then you are well-hydrated. If it is not, then you need to increase your water intake throughout the day. Your body loses on average about 10 cups a day through elimination, sweat, breathing and other normal body functions. Most of us aim for 8 cups of water a day but even fail to meet that goal. Ideally you need to take in more than you lose so your body can be proficient in healing itself. But your body can only regulate itself if it receives a sufficient amount of water. Since your body relies heavily on water, it is very hard to consume too much. Your goal should be 96 to 128 ounces of water a day. In order to reach this goal, try to drink 8 ounces of water every hour that you are awake. If you are on medication, be sure to check with your doctor before increasing your water intake. Missy Corrigan is director of healthy living for the Sumter Family YMCA. She can be reached at or (803) 773-1404. TIPS FOR PROPER HYDRATION • Always keep a water bottle with you. • Add fruits or unsweetened flavors to your water. • Drink a glass of water before your meals. • Keep a consistent schedule of water intake. • Avoid sugar loaded beverages. • Drink more water than you think you need.

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Ann August is seen working in Sumter. August stepped down last year after serving 12 years as SWRTA’s executive director. She spent 15 years with the organization and now works in Birmingham, Ala., as the executive director at BirminghamJefferson County Transit Authority.




At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, a woman stopped her car at a gas station in the 900 block of North Main Street when her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend reportedly approached the car carrying a metal pipe and “screaming obscenities.� The woman reportedly struck the car several times with the pipe, causing an estimated $600 in damage. When the victim confronted her, the woman reportedly threatened her with a kitchen knife. The victim then left the scene in the damaged automobile. STOLEN PROPERTY:

A 2012 Dongfang moped was reportedly stolen from the 100 block of McQueen Street between 12:01 and 7:20 a.m. The moped is valued at $1,700. An Xbox 360 and 15 video games were reported stolen from the 2200 block of Emil Road in Wedgefield at 11:41 a.m. Thursday. The items are valued at $900. EMS CALLS:

On Thursday, Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 48 calls. Thirty-seven were medical calls, two were motor vehicle wrecks, one was a fire standby, and eight were listed as “other trauma.�


August settles into new role at MAX Transit BY NOELLE PETTIES The Lewis Group The Birmingham Times EDITOR’S NOTE: Late last year, Ann August stepped down as SWRTA’s executive director after 12 years in the position and 15 total with the organization. She recently started her new job as executive director of the Birmingham-Jefferson Transit Authority in Birmingham, Ala. The Item has obtained permission to reprint this May 23 article taken from The Birmingham Times newspaper. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ann Dawson-August, executive director at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority, recently completed her first 100 days at MAX Transit. She is the first African-American and woman to hold this position at BJCTA. I had a chance to interview Mrs. August to reflect on her first 100 days on the job and discuss her future plans for the BJCTA; here is a brief recap of the interview: Petties: As you know, Birmingham is a staple city in the 1963 civil rights movement. Do you take a sense of

pride being the first African-American woman to be the executive director at MAX Transit? August: Yes ... it’s more than pride — it’s admiration for a city and state that have gone through so much over the years in order for me to be here today. I look at myself as a Rosa Parks, but in a different role. Now that we are able to come through the front doors of the buses, operate the buses and even run the transit system — the sense of obligation is even more now than ever before, for us to give back to a community that has allowed us to be where we are today. Petties: In your own words, describe the state that MAX Transit was in when you took office in January. August: When I took office in January, the agency was almost in a state of flux. You had a group of dedicated employees ... were providing the services as best they could with what they had. They had inadequate vehicles, inadequate staffing and inadequate funding. (They) also had

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and quality of life ... so we need to make sure we have a mobility system in place. We want to spread the word that public transportation is for everybody. We also need people to speak with their elected officials. The state of Alabama does not provide funding for public transportation. It is one of the only states in the country that does not provide funding for public transportation. We have to change that. This is part of the Constitution of Alabama. Times have changed, and we have to change the Constitution of Alabama. Petties: Where do you think MAX Transit will be in the next five years? August: We’re going to be recognized as the most improved transit system in the country

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Spartanburg vet offers at-home pet euthanasia SPARTANBURG (AP) — Spartanburg veterinarian Dale Paley said the most difficult part of her job is watching the light fade from a pet’s eyes as it takes a last breath. Euthanasia is a difficult task. It also may be a necessary last resort when a pet is suffering great pain. Paley has begun offering in-home pet euthanasia in Spartanburg County and the surrounding area. The service allows people to have their pets euthanized in a setting more familiar than a veterinary clinic. Paley does not own the business, Pet Loss At Home. She is part of a network of mobile veterinarians across the country that provide inhome pet euthanasia through the business owned and operated by veterinarian Karen Twyning and her husband, Rob. Paley also fills in for veterinarians in clinics throughout the area on an as-needed basis. Paley said a misunderstanding over her relief work prompted Twyning to contact her about in-home pet euthanasia. She thinks it’s a needed, useful service and “wonderful alternative� for some people. She recognized the need for the service after euthanizing her 12-yearold Golden retriever, Tara, last August. Paley, who is childless, considers her fourlegged companions more children than pets. Tara was euthanized at home after battling two types of cancer. She’s buried in a wooded spot overlooking a lake on Paley’s property. Paley said some people don’t want ailing pets further traumatized by a trip to a veterinary clinic. Paley recently euthanized a 140-pound Great Dane that belonged to an older couple in Hendersonville, N.C. Taking such a large dog to a veterinary hospital would have been difficult.

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Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; If worry about skin cancer doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin. Ultraviolet rays that spur wrinkles and other signs of aging can quietly build up damage pretty much anytime youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the sun â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lunchtime stroll, school recess, walking the dog â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and they even penetrate car windows. Researchers in sunny Australia used a unique study to measure whether sunscreens really help amid that onslaught. Participants had casts made of the top of their hands to measure fine lines and wrinkles that signal sun-caused aging. The research found that even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already middleaged, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late to start rubbing some sunscreen on

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she added, less sun-caused aging decreases the risk of skin cancer in the long term. Dermatologists have long urged year-round sunscreen use â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially for constantly exposed skin on the face, hands and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neck and upper chest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but say too few people heed that advice. Women may have better luck, as increasingly the cosmetics industry has added sunscreen to makeup and moisturizers. Skin experts hope the new study draws attention to the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regular use of sunscreen had an unquestionable protective effect,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Richard Glogau, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, who has long studied sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skin effects. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involved with the Australian research. The consumer message: â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can get a two-for-one

with sunscreen. They can do something that will keep them healthier and also keep them better-looking,â&#x20AC;? Glogau said. In his clinic near Philadelphia, Dr. Eric Bernstein lectures patients who insist theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in the sunshine enough for it to be causing their wrinkles, brown spots and dilated blood vessels. Even 15 minutes every day adds up over many years, he tells them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using one bottle of sunscreen a year, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably not using enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one thinks theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the sun, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the sun all the time,â&#x20AC;? said Bernstein, also a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How did you get here â&#x20AC;&#x201D; did you tunnel here?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The news comes just as tougher Food and Drug Administration rules for U.S. sunscreens are taking effect.

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DHEC: Guns used more in suicides than homicides in S.C. COLUMBIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Almost two-thirds of all gun deaths in South Carolina in 2011 were suicides, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control. In 2011, 672 people in the state were killed with a gun â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 421 people committed suicide, while 251 people shot and killed someone else, according to the health statistics obtained by The State newspaper. University of South Carolina Suicide Prevention Services Coordinator Jennifer Myers said people sometimes overlook how often guns are used by people who want to kill themselves and how quickly they can be used by someone deal-

ing with immediate stress, like a romantic break up, the loss of a job or a legal problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A suicide attempt with a firearm rarely affords a person a second chance,â&#x20AC;? Myers said. Guns are by far the most frequent way to commit suicide in South Carolina. Of the 652 suicides in the state in 2011, nearly two-thirds of them used a gun. That might be a little misleading, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, who said an overdose death might get reported as an accidental death in-

stead of a suicide if people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave a note or other evidence they wanted to kill themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you use a firearm, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such an overt act itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to say it was accidental,â&#x20AC;? Watts said. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention recommends temporarily removing guns from houses of anyone who talks about suicide or seems especially depressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have someone in the home suffering from a mental illness and in crisis, guns should be removed and stored with

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William and Vera LaGue of Surfside Beach celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary May 14.

Couple celebrates 70th anniversary BY PEGGY MISHOE The Sun News of Myrtle Beach SURFSIDE BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The moment they met, Bill and Vera LaGue of Surfside Beach knew they wanted to spend their lives together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just magic, I guess. I guess youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say it was love at first sight. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a happy marriage and made a lot of fun memories in our 70 years together,â&#x20AC;? said Vera, 89. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew right from the start. She was a cute gal, and she still is,â&#x20AC;? said Bill, 91. On May 14, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Outside their home, flowers thrive under Veraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green thumb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She can make anything bloom. They used to have beautiful gardens,â&#x20AC;? said their daughter, Terri Johnson. On their porch, there is a wood crafted crow and chicken with a sign the reads, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An old Crow and a Cute Chick live here.â&#x20AC;? Inside, the long mantle over their fireplace is lined with pictures of their four daughters, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. They bought that house in 1973 after vacationing in the area while they worked in Washington, D.C. They moved into the home in 1978 after Bill retired from 32 years at the Government Printing Office as a proof reader for the Congressional Record and Vera retired after 15 years as a telephone operator for the Department of Motor Vehicles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surfside is the best place in the world,â&#x20AC;? Bill said. Vera grew up on a dairy farm in Indiana. Bill grew up in a small town not far away. A strong sense of civic duty and patriotism was instilled in him by his father, a World War I veteran, and the people of that small town where the American Legion was the biggest organization. Bill and Vera met and fell in love when she went to the restaurant where he worked while she was baby-sitting in the town where he lived. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B29 bomber. In 1943, he was stationed in Chicago, and was bar-

racked in the famous Stevens Hotel, a 3,000-room hotel that later became the Hilton Chicago. Bill and Vera got married in the chaplainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office on the 25th floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give me a three-day pass, so they gave me three 24hour passes,â&#x20AC;? Bill said. Vera said they have had four big weddings, but they were for their daughters; Johnson of Surfside, and Carol Fox, Judy Simpson and Susan Humphries of Maryland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ours was only 13 people,â&#x20AC;? she said. Bill was never sent into battle, but Vera worried that he would be. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to sweat that all the time,â&#x20AC;? she said. The LaGues have lived in several states. They recall paying $19 per month rent for one of their apartments. Their first car was a 1936 Chevrolet that Bill paid $600 for in 1940. For 17 years, Bill served on the Surfside Beach Planning and Zoning Committee. For many years, he was active in the Knights of Columbus, but he has been dealing with some health problems and has had to forego some of his activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been one of those guys that is a doer,â&#x20AC;? Terri Johnson said.

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, endorsing a practice now followed by more than half the states as well as the federal government. The justices differed strikingly on how big a step that was. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment,â&#x20AC;? Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-justice majority. The ruling backed a Maryland law allowing DNA swabbing of people arrested for serious crimes. But the four dissenting justices said the court was allowing a major change in police powers, with conservative Jus-

tice Antonin Scalia predicting the limitation to â&#x20AC;&#x153;seriousâ&#x20AC;? crimes would not last. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make no mistake about it: Because of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, your DNA can be taken and entered into a national database if you are ever arrested, rightly or wrongly, and for whatever reason,â&#x20AC;? Scalia said in a sharp dissent which he read aloud in the courtroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will solve some extra crimes, to be sure. But so would taking your DNA when you fly on an airplane â&#x20AC;&#x201D; surely the TSA must know the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;identityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the flying public. For that matter, so would taking your childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DNA when they start public school.â&#x20AC;? Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler agreed that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing stopping his state from expanding DNA collection from those arrested for serious crimes to those arrested for lesser ones such as shoplifting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t advocate expanding the crimes for which you take

DNA, but the legal analysis would be the same,â&#x20AC;? Gansler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason why Maryland chooses to only take DNA of violent criminals is that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more likely to get a hit on a previous case. Shoplifters donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave DNA behind, rapists do, and so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re much more likely to get the hit in a rape case.â&#x20AC;? Twenty-eight states and the federal government now take DNA swabs after arrests. But a Maryland court said it was illegal for that state to take Alonzo Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DNA without approval from a judge, ruling that King had â&#x20AC;&#x153;a sufficiently weighty and reasonable expectation of privacy against warrantless, suspicionless searchesâ&#x20AC;? under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The high courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision reverses that ruling and reinstates Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rape conviction, which came after police took his DNA during an unrelated arrest.


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The 2nd Annual Bikers Against Diabetes Yard Sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at VFW Post 3034, 1925 Gion St. To donate, arrange pick-up of donations or for more details, contact Diane Sheesley at (803) 5062865 or Diane Bikersagainstdiabetes on Facebook.

The Sumter County Library will present the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man on Wireâ&#x20AC;? at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the main branch of the library, 111 N. Harvin St.

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Lincoln High School Class of 1964 will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Call Francis Woods at (803) 773-3804, Lillie Wilson at (803) 7759088 or Bertha Willis at (803) 775-9660.

The Rembert Area Community Coalition Friends and Family Day will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at 6785 Bradley St. (behind Rembert Car Wash). There will be a variety of food, beverages, live music and more.



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Register now for upcoming American Red Cross classes at 1155 N. Guignard Drive, Suite 2. Call 800-733-2767. Classes will be held: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13, adult and pediatric CPR, first aid and AED, blended learning; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, adult CPR, first aid, AED. Advance registration and payment required.

Volunteers needed for Stream Cleanup: Shot Pouch Creek 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8. Sumter Stormwater Solutions will provide trash bags, water and gloves. Volunteers should meet at Ozzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the Rustic Market, 433 N. Guignard Drive. We will be picking up trash along Shot Pouch Creek and in the creek with a few volunteers using kayaks provided by Carolina Clear. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them. A waiver (available on site) is required for all volunteers. If under age 18, a parent/guardian must sign waiver. For more details, call (803) 773-5561.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got Talentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; returns with 2 new judges BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got Talentâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., NBC, TVPG) arrives with new judges. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yet to be seen if they alter the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chemistry. But their addition has already changed the formula for success. As you may recall, longtime judge Sharon Osbourne has departed. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being replaced by Heidi Klum of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runwayâ&#x20AC;? fame and Mel B, long known as Scary Spice of The Spice Girls. Judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel return, as does host Nick Cannon. The presence of four showbiz solons means contestants must get three votes to proceed. A 2-2 tie is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;no.â&#x20AC;? And some fear that Klum, with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Runwayâ&#x20AC;? reputation for tart Teutonic perfectionism (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out!â&#x20AC;?), may not wield Osbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soft touch. And when Mel B previously appeared on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talent,â&#x20AC;? her penchant for buzzerpushing provoked audience boos. Perhaps they should hire Baby Spice instead! Mel B is pretty wellversed in such matters. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on the panel on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The X Factorâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing With the Starsâ&#x20AC;?

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ARSON from Page A1 Joseph M. Manners, 20, of 1324 Barnwell Drive, Sumter, is in the process of being extradited by Kentucky law enforcement and into the custody of the Sumter County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. He will be charged with one count arson and two counts of murder, Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the investigation, we determined he is the one responsible for the homicide of Mr. and Mrs. Topper,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is certainly a tragedy. Any murder is, but your own grandparents? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still trying to establish a motive. Everything weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen during the investigation says it was pretty much unprovoked. We know he had prior substance abuse problems and sometimes vio-

lent behavior.â&#x20AC;? A little more than a week before the fire, deputies responded May 23 to a simple assault at the same address. James Topper reportedly told officers that Manners had assaulted his wife and that both needed medical attention as Manners â&#x20AC;&#x153;was in the backyard passed out because he had inhaled dust remover and took a bottle of Percocet.â&#x20AC;? Joann Topper had a cut to her left forearm, was breathing heavy and complaining of severe pain. She told deputies the suspect hit her several times in the face and neck before pushing her to the ground. When deputies went to check on Manners, he took off in the woods. Joann Toppers was taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for treatment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (the Toppers) refused prosecution,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They said they were working to send him back to Kentucky.

CRIME SPREE from Page A1 attempted to take his own life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He tried to commit suicide by slitting his wrists,â&#x20AC;? Garrett said at 5:15 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what he used. We do know he was taken to the hospital.â&#x20AC;? Clarendon County Magistrate Shayne Stephens said he was prepared to hold a bond hearing at 6:15 p.m. for charges against Eady, excluding the murder charges. Stephens said he called for Eady at 5:40 p.m. and was told by Clarendon County Detention Center Director Shelton Hughes that Eady had been taken to the hospital. Eady, 31, of 527 Subdivision Road, was being held in the Clarendon County Detention Center

on three counts of murder as well as other charges including grand larceny, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and credit card fraud. One of the three murder warrants is out of Charleston County. Garrett said his office has requested Eady be denied bond on all local charges. The series of crimes began to unfold Thursday afternoon less than 30 minutes after Brown, a cousin of the suspect, was reported missing by a former caregiver. The caregiver initially listed Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age as 82; however, authorities were able to confirm her age as 77 years old. Within minutes of the caregiver leaving the Clarendon County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, officials

He had a prior juvenile record he was on parole for. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all related to drug abuse. You never know what effect drugs will have on anyone. They were trying to take him in and rehabilitate him. They were trying to do a good deed and lost their lives.â&#x20AC;? Once Manners is back in Sumter, Dennis said he intends to work with the solicitor to prosecute the suspect to the fullest for the deaths of the retired military man and his wife who had lived in Sumter since 2004. About 8 p.m. Saturday, firefighters of Sumter County Fire Department and deputies with sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office responded to reports of a house fire at 1324 Barnwell Drive with possible entrapment. When emergency responders arrived, the house was fully involved and the occupants were unaccounted for. Once firefighters managed to calm the flames, they discovered two sets of remains. The fire started

were notified that a body had been found at the 527 Subdivision Road Recycling Center. Maybell Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was found inside the office at the recycling center by her daughter who when unable to reach her mother by telephone went to the recycling center to find her. While at the scene, also on 527 Subdivision Road, Clarendon authorities were notified that someone had used a bank card belonging to Brown at a Charleston location. Shortly after that, Clarendon authorities learned of the robbery and death of a convenience store clerk, 37-year-old Crystal Johnson, on the Savannah Highway in Charleston County. The first report from Charleston authorities said there might have

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in the middle of the structure, according to the fire report, and a yet-to-be-determined accelerant or flammable material was used, said Capt. Allen Dailey of the Sumter County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Both the structure and its content were destroyed. A witness reported seeing a small white car leave the driveway of the home, then head north at a high speed as smoke first began to come from the home. Officials discovered the homeowners had three vehicles, one of which was a white Honda Accord that was unaccounted for when they arrived on scene. Law enforcement put out a national alert for the vehicle, including the assertion that the suspect might be in the vehicle. Sunday morning, law enforcement in Kentucky spotted the white Honda Accord and attempted to stop it. The driver refused, leading to a chase involving several agencies. After a long chase that ended when the

been a second person in the vehicle with the suspect when Johnson was killed. Later, they were able shortly afterwards to confirm that the suspect was alone when driving Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blue Ford Focus at the time of Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooting death. Early Friday morning, using forensics gathered at the recycling center and the convenience store outside Charleston, authorities were able to link the two deaths to the same weapon. At that time, the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offices in both Clarendon and Charleston counties issued murder warrants for Eady. With help from the State Law Enforcement Division and the U.S. Marshalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Eady was tracked from Charleston through Georgia, Florida and into Alabama before traveling back into Florida where he was arrested.

vehicle crashed into the Ohio River, a manhunt conducted by Ohio law enforcement resulted in the capture of Manners. When found he appeared to have overdosed on drugs, and he was taken to an area hospital, according to Cincinnati. com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe this was an isolated event that does not reflect on Sumter as a whole, and his target were the grandparents,â&#x20AC;? Dennis said. Both the 30-year law enforcement veteran and Capt. Dailey, who just started his 28th year in law enforcement, said this is one of the more violent crimes they had ever seen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I commend our officers and the fire department for how quickly their investigation developed leadsâ&#x20AC;? Dennis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I commend the agencies in Kentucky and Ohio who worked diligently with us in apprehending the individual and bringing him to justice.â&#x20AC;?

In Macon, Ala., an item belonging to White was found behind a church and reported to Alabama authorities. Authorities from the Clarendon County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office as well as the Charleston County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office flew to Bay County on Saturday night. Early Sunday morning at an extradition hearing in Florida, Eady waived his rights to extradition and he was returned to Clarendon County. The plane landed at Sprott Field shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Eady was immediately taken to the command center off Fire-

tower Road to talk with his minister and a lawyer. Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was located and Eady was transported to the Clarendon County jail. A SLED forensics team was called in to process the scene where the body was found. Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for an autopsy. Garrett said he would reveal the results from the autopsy on White at the same time he gives results from Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autopsy, which should be some time mid-week.

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ASHINGTON — News that women increasingly are the leading or sole breadwinner in the American family has resurrected the perennial question: Why do we need men? Maureen Dowd attempted to answer this question with her 2005 book, “Are Men Necessary?” I responded three years later with “Save the Males.” With each generation, the question becomes more declarative and querulous. Recent demographic shifts show women gaining supremacy across a spectrum of quantitative measures, including education and employment. Women outnumber men Kathleen in college and in most PARKER graduate fields. Increasingly, owing in part to the recession and job loss in historically male-dominated fields, they are surpassing men as wage-earners, though women still lag behind at the highest income and executive levels. My argument that men should be saved is that, despite certain imperfections, men are fundamentally good and are sort of pleasant to have around. Most women still like to fall in love with them; all children want a father no matter how often we try to persuade ourselves otherwise. If we continue to impose low expectations and negative messaging on men and boys, future women won’t have much to choose from. We are nearly there. The Pew Research Center recently found that four in 10 American households with children under age 18 include a mother who is either the primary breadwinner or the sole earner (quadruple the share in 1960). The latter category is largely owing to the surge in single-mother households. This reflects “evolving family dynamics,” according to The New York Times, which sounds rather nice — evolution being a good thing and all. But what it really represents is a continuing erosion of the traditional family and, consequently, what is best for children and, therefore, future society. Before you reach for the inhaler, permit me to introduce a few disclaimers. First, I’m all for women achieving all they can. Obviously, I’m on that treadmill myself. I’ve raised three children while working (mostly self-employed and briefly as a single mom). There is no moisture behind my ears. Second, women have joined the workforce in greater numbers because they’ve had to, not merely to hear themselves roar, as the Helen Reddy song once described women’s nascent self-realization. Children are expensive and one income seldom suffices. Thanks to

the recession, many Americans count themselves lucky if even one member of the household has a job. And a single mother clearly has no other choice, though it is increasingly the case that women choose to be single parents as the biological clock runs down. Nevertheless, trends that diminish the importance of fathers from the family unit cannot — or should not — be celebrated. Contrary to the Hollywood version of single motherhood, a trend that began with Murphy Brown more than 20 years ago, single mothers are more likely to be younger, black or Hispanic, and less educated, according to Pew, and they have a median family income of $23,000. In those families where married women earn more than their husbands, the woman is more often white, older and college educated and the median household income is $80,000. In discussions of Pew’s findings, conversations the past few days have veered toward practical questions of men’s value. During a recent segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” guests — all women except Joe Scarborough, who looked sheepish and mostly kept his own counsel — visited the familiar question: Why do women even need men? The ladies worked earnestly to find positive roles for their hirsute colleagues, noting that men can be useful in family planning, child care sharing, working as part of a team. Although a man’s presence was implicit in the hypothetical household, I waited futilely for emphasis to shift to the importance of fathers to their children’s well-being. Father, it seems, has become the new F-bomb. Oh, we’ll say “F#$&” in a in a 30-rock second, but “father”? The term, along with the concept, seems to have receded from popular usage, displaced by the vernacular of drive-by impregnators, the inane “baby daddy.” Women, indeed, may not need men, though they seem to want them — at least until the estrogen ebbs. Women have become more self-sufficient (a good thing) and, given that they still do the lion’s share of housework and child rearing, why, really, should they invite a man to the clutter? Because, simply, children need a father. That not all get a good one is no argument against what is true and irrevocable and everlasting. Deep in the marrow of every human child burbles a question far more profound than those currently occupying coffee klatches: Who is my daddy? And sadly these days, where is he? Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@



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decidedly anti-Tuomey point of view. I was particularly offended when Osteen erroneously described me as stating I thought the jurors were dumb. That was an outright fabrication and intentionally inflammatory. Mr. Hancock, I cannot know the exact motivation behind Drakeford’s lawsuit. I know the timeline and the undisputed by testimony facts in evidence listed above. There is already a not-for-profit trust dedicated to the medical well-being of Sumter. EARL REESE Sumter Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350-word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Item’s website,

I would like to thank Dan Hancock for his letter to The Item titled “Reese, community owe Drakeford an apology.” I hope to straighten out the several errors and misstatements in Mr. Hancock’s letter. In my guest commentary I deny no facts whatsoever. I listed several. Let’s go over those again. In 2003 Tuomey thought it necessary to sign medical specialists to contracts. By 2005, physician contracts were still somewhat novel but were becoming more and more regular. During this time Tuomey had employed nationally recognized fair market value experts and the county’s leading physician agreement and Stark Law legal minds, including a senior partner and a professor of law who teaches Stark Law at two universities, from the No. 1 health law firm, Hall Render. Steve Pratt testified under oath that Stark Law did not apply to Tuomey’s contracts. I’m not sure what more could have been done. At this time, several medical specialists had employed their own counsel and then signed the contracts. Several opted to not sign but become member owners of a forprofit outpatient clinic located on Wesmark Boulevard. It was at this time, according to sworn testimony, that Dr. Michael Drakeford wanted but was turned down for partial ownership of Tuomey’s outpatient clinic under a deal called an “under agreement.” He was further rejected for contractual compensation in an amount requested by him but deemed outside of commercially reasonable or fair market. He then filed suit. These are the factual chain of events. I would like to add that Graham Osteen’s “rebuttal” of my commentary offered no facts. All it contained were logical fallacies and misstatements intended to reinforce a

SUMTER COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 Naomi Sanders 5605 Borden Road Rembert, SC 29128 (803) 499-3947 (home) DISTRICT 2 Artie Baker 3680 Bakersfield Lane Dalzell, SC 29040 803-469-3638 (home) DISTRICT 3 Jimmy R. Byrd Jr. 1084 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 778-0796 (office) (803) 775-2726 (FAX) DISTRICT 4 Charles T. Edens 760 Henderson St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 775-0044 (home) DISTRICT 5 Vivian FlemingMcGhaney 9770 Lynches River Road Lynchburg, SC 29080 (803) 437-2797 (home) (803) 495-3247 (office) DISTRICT 6 Larry Blanding Chairman P.O. Box 1446 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-8518 (home)

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People are still throwing garbage on the side of the road in Sumter and Dalzell. I’m not proud of where I live. How hard is it to take your trash to the dump located on Stamey Livestock Road? I don’t blame visitors for not wanting to stop and visit. I see a lot of garbage and even dying deer and dogs on the side of the road. It would be wonderful to have some signs to alert people that it’s against the law to throw trash on the side of the road, and it would be kind if people who hit an animal and it’s still alive (dogs) to call animal control. I know the officers don’t want to kill them. Animals are like humans in many ways. Yes, sometimes they eat food thrown out on the road, but that’s no excuse to aim to hit them. They are not trash. So, pick your stuff up and take it to the trash place on Stamey Livestock Road. ELIZABETH HAIGLER Dalzell

WHO REPRESENTS YOU DISTRICT 7 Eugene Baten Vice chairman P.O. Box 3193 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-0815 (home) SUMTER CITY COUNCIL MAYOR Joseph T. McElveen Jr. 20 Buford Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-0382 WARD 1 Thomas J. Lowery 829 Legare St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-9298 WARD 2 Ione Dwyer P.O. Box 1492 Sumter, SC 29151 803-481-4284 WARD 3 Calvin K. Hastie Sr. 810 South Main St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 774-7776 WARD 4 Charlie Burns 422 W. Calhoun St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-8859 WARD 5 Robert Galiano 608 Antlers Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 469-0005


WARD 6 David Merchant 26 Paisley Park Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 773-1086 STATE LAWMAKERS Rep. Grady Brown, D-Bishopville District 50 420 S. Main St. Bishopville, SC 29010 (803) 484-6832 Columbia: (803) 734-2934 Rep. Phillip Lowe, R-Florence District 60 507 W. Cheves St. Florence, SC 29501 (843) 662-1234 Columbia: (803) 734-2975 Rep. Joe Neal, D-Hopkins District 70 P.O. Box 5 Hopkins, SC 29061 (803) 776-0353 Fax: (803) 734-9142 Columbia: (803) 734-2804 Rep. Dr. Robert L. Ridgeway III, D-Clarendon District 64 117 N. Brooks St. Manning, SC 29102 (803) 938-3087 Columbia: (803) 212-6929

Rep. Ronnie A. Sabb, D-Greeleyville District 101 P.O. Box 311, Greeleyville, 29056 (843) 355-5349 Columbia: (803) 212-6926 Rep. Murrell Smith Jr., R-Sumter District 67 P.O. Box 580 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 778-2471 Fax: (803) 778-1643 Columbia: (803) 734-3042 Rep. J. David Weeks, D-Sumter District 51 2 Marlborough Court Sumter, SC 29154 (803) 775-5856 Columbia: (803) 734-3102 Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington District 29 1216 Salem Road Hartsville, SC 29550 (843) 339-3000 Columbia: (803) 212-6148 Sen. Kevin L. Johnson, D-Manning District 36 P.O. Box 156, Manning, 29102 (803) 435-8117 Columbia: (803) 212-6108

Sen. J. Thomas McElveen, III D-Sumter District 35 P. O. Box 57, Sumter, 29151 (803) 775-1263 Columbia: (803) 212-6132 NATIONAL LAWMAKERS Rep. Mick Mulvaney — 5th District 1207 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5501 531-A Oxford Drive Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 327-1114 Rep. Jim Clyburn — 6th District 319 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3315 1703 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 799-1100 Sen. Lindsey Graham U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5972 FAX (202) 224-1189 101 East Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 250-1417 Fax: (864) 250-4322


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for communicating with family if they become separated in an emergency and three in 10 have no idea where to stay if evacuated. Red Cross is again emerging as one of the most important relief organizations on the ground and also one of the most prodigious fundraisers for disaster victims Americans have opened their wallets in the past seven months to Red Cross to assist disaster relief efforts in the U.S. As of Thursday, Red Cross has raised more than $15 million in donations and pledges for tornado response. More than $300 million has been donated to Red Cross for relief efforts in the Northeast in the aftermath of Sandy. Red Cross officials say they still have more than $100 million remaining from the pool of Sandy donations. Some have criticized Red Cross for not providing more immediate help in the wake of Sandy. Red Cross officials pledged that all the money in its Sandy fund will eventually be spent in the storm recovery and not diverted to other disasters or used to support general Red Cross operations. Over the next few months, the Red Cross expects to spend as much as $27 million of its remaining Sandy donations on a program providing “move-in assistance” grants of up to $10,000 to families displaced by the storm. Part of the delay in spending, officials said, is to wait to see how the hardest-hit states allocate a $60 billion pot of federal relief dollars and address gaps in the government aid package. “We are waiting to see where the greatest need is going to be over time,” said Josh Lockwood, CEO of the Red Cross Greater New York Region. “We are more concerned with

spending our resources wisely rather than quickly.” Cataldo said tri-county residents are always ready to reach out to others affected by a natural disaster. “People walk in the door every day and they bring in donations to help people in Oklahoma,” Cataldo said. “And last fall, they came in to help those impacted by Sandy.” Donations that are designated for a specific relief effort are always directed to that particular fund, Cataldo said. Donations that are not designated are spent locally for disaster relief including aid to fire victims. The Associated Press contributed to this report.




ANDREWS — A company that makes parts for airplanes is moving its manufacturing plant to Georgetown County. Davis Aircraft Products said Monday it expects to hire 100 people to work in the new $5.5 million plant when it opens next spring in Andrews. The company will make tubing for airplanes at the new plant. Davis Aircraft Products CEO Bruce Davis says he appreciated the support he got from state and local officials as he decided where to put his new manufacturing plant.


BISHOPVILLE CITY COUNCIL Today, 6:30 p.m., Colclough Building TOWN OF LYNCHBURG PLANNING COMMISSION Wednesday, 4 p.m., town hall


Clouds breaking, a thunderstorm in spots

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Mostly cloudy and humid with a t-storm

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Greenville 86/67

Bishopville 86/68

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The following tide table lists times for Myrtle Beach.


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Sumter 87/68

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Gaffney 84/66 Spartanburg 87/67


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Sumter through 4 p.m. yesterday

CONWAY — State officials will issue a new water permit for pools used to store coal ash in Conway. Environmental groups say the decision by the Sunday tornado near Department of Health and Environmental ConAnderson confirmed trol should help reduce CENTERVILLE — The pollution from the lagoons near Santee CooNational Weather Service has confirmed a tor- per’s Grainger Generating Station. nado touched down in

SUMTER CITY COUNCIL Today, 5:30 p.m., Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St.



S.C. seeks new permit for coal ash ponds




Anderson County. Forecasters said Sunday’s twister likely had winds around 100 mph and damaged two structures and a number of trees. The weather service reported sporadic damage over the tornado’s 4.5-mile path. The tornado touched down in Centerville around 4:30 p.m.



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Gamecocks win regional BY DARRYL SLATER Post and Courier COLUMBIA – When it was finally over, this first step that is now a rite of late spring, Chad Holbrook disappeared from view. Two months ago, he didn’t know if he would be here, encircled by his taller players after winning an NCAA tournament regional. Even when South Carolina overcame injuries to host this round, sleep did MARTIN not come easily for Holbrook recently. If USC stumbled in a home regional, his first season leading a proud college baseball power would be labeled a dud, by some. The conclusion of USC’s 6-4 win Monday afternoon over Liberty cer-

tainly stressed Holbrook as much as anything has all year. With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Liberty put runners at the corners, having already scored a run in the inning. But closer Tyler Webb got a swinging strikeout to end the game and let Holbrook exhale. Holbrook had to wait for this relief, because the game was suspended by thunderstorms Sunday night with USC up 4-2 entering the bottom of the fifth. Holbrook hid his weary eyes with sunglasses moments later as he spoke to his players along the first base line, their reflections visible in the sunglasses’ black lenses. Maybe this group will leave an indelible image at USC, by bringing the Gamecocks to a fourth straight College World Series,


Liberty catcher Trey Wimmer (10) misses the tag as South Carolina’s Kyle Martin (33) slides home as USC beat Liberty 6-4 on Monday to clinch the Columbia Regional. Martin was SEE GAMECOCKS, PAGE B4 named the regional’s most outstanding player.

Jets games postponed, will play today

McFadden signs with Fire Ants



Dalzell-Shaw Post 175’s American Legion baseball road game against Irmo/ Chapin on Monday was postponed due to wet grounds. The League VIII game has been rescheduled for today, but it will be Dalzell’s home game. The game will be played at Thomas Sumter Academy’s General Field in Dalzell beginning at 7 p.m. The Jets are 0-2 on the season after losing to Orangeburg 7-6 on Saturday in Orangeburg. Both of Dalzell’s losses have come by one run. The Jets lost to West Columbia 8-7 in their season opener on Wednesday. Dalzell plays at Lexington on Wednesday before playing host to Columbia Northeast on Friday. Sumter and ManningSantee continue League III play today. The P-15’s, who are 2-1 on the season, play host to Cheraw again, the team they lost to last week. The game is set for a 7:30 p.m. start. Post 68, 1-2, plays at Camden today at 7 p.m. Sumter plays at Hartsville on Thursday while Manning plays host to Cheraw in a doubleheader on Wednesday. The teams meet in Manning on Friday.

AMERICAN LEGION SCHEDULE SENIOR Monday Dalzell-Shaw at Irmo/Chapin, ppd., wet grounds Today Cheraw at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Manning-Santee at Camden, 7 p.m. Irmo/Chapin at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. Wednesday Cheraw at Manning-Santee (DH), 5 p.m. Dalzell-Shaw at Lexington, 7 p.m.

years.” SHS athletic coordinator Reggie Kennedy feels hiring Shumake back was the right move for the program. “One of the things we wanted to make sure of is we didn’t go backward with this move,” Kennedy said. “The baseall program has had a lot of success over the years, and Brooks obviously had a lot to do with it.” Shumake, who had a 269134 record in his previous tenure of 14 years at SHS, was 32-22 in two seasons at White Knoll. The Timberwolves were 23-8 in his first season, winning their district tournament and going 1-2 in the

Basketball is the sport that D’onna McFadden loves, but it will be softball that she plays in junior college. McFadden, the second baseman on the Lady Wolverines’ state championship team, has signed to play with the University of South Carolina Sumter. “My love is basketball, and I’m going to keep on working on that,” said McFadden, who averaged almost 13 points a game for East Clar- MCFADDEN endon girls basketball team. “This is an opportunity for me now though.” McFadden said she had been talking with BarberScotia College located in Concord, N.C., about basketball, but decided her best option at this time was to stay close to home and play softball at USC Sumter. McFadden was a 3-year starter for EC, which won its first state title in program history last month. East Clarendon head coach Lisa Ard said McFadden was one of the leaders on the team. “D’onna is a natural second baseman,” Ard said. “She’s a great leader on the field, swings the bat really well and plays with a lot of enthusiasm.” McFadden said she likes the environment at USC Sumter because it is similar




Sumter head baseball coach Brooks Shumake has a celebration bath after winning the 2011 4A baseball title with the Gamecocks. Shumake was hired as the school’s baseball coach on Monday after two seasons at White Knoll.

Shumake returns Former coach comes ‘home’ to SHS again BY DENNIS BRUNSON After guiding Sumter High School to the 4A baseball state title in 2011, its second in six years, head coach Brooks Shumake decided it was time for him to move on to another challenge. He resigned to take the head job at White Knoll in Lexington, only to rescind his resignation a day later. However, a couple of weeks later, he resigned again and this time indeed did go to White Knoll. After two years away though, Shumake is coming back to Sumter. He was hired as the Gamecocks head coach for a second time on Monday,

replacing the man who replaced him, Joe Norris. Shumake said he realized that Sumter is where he wanted to be. “Sometimes you realize home is where the heart is,” Shumake said. “Having been away from Sumter the last couple of years, I realized that. It’s one of those type of things. “Sometimes I think we look out for change and direction in life as human beings, when we need to realize that life if life wherever we are,” he added. “We look for different opportunities, and I realized community is built around relationships. The relationships I built in Sumter became more important to me having been away for a couple of

Heat beat Pacers 99-76, headed to Finals MIAMI (AP) — Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded to all of that in a manner befitting champions. With a blowout. It’s onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry. LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, ailing Dwyane Wade matched his postseason high with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from the Pacers 99-76 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night. The Heat earned the right to play the San Antonio Spurs in a series that starts Thursday night in Miami. Miami led by as many as 28 points, a shocking amount for a series that had an aggregate score of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heat 569, Pacers 564 entering Monday night. The Miami’s LeBron James (6) works against Indiana’s George Heat actually trailed by six in the early going, were Hill (3) during the Heat’s 99-76 victory in Game 7 of the still down 21-19 after the first quarter and it was starting to look like it was going to be one of those Eastern Conference finals on Monday in Miami.

down-to-the-wire nights. Not even close. James exited with 5:08 left, shaking retired soccer star David Beckham’s hand as he made his way to the Heat bench for a relatively subdued celebration. Not long afterward, security personnel started what’s become a familiar task in Miami — surrounding the court and stretching out a yellow rope, preparing to hold people at bay for the looming on-court trophy presentation. More than a few people didn’t stick around to see the East title formally presented. After all, it’s an all-or-nothing season for the Heat — and this trophy isn’t the one that will satisfy the Heat. Ray Allen added 10 points for Miami, which won its 78th game of the season, matching the 11th-best, single-season total in NBA history. Roy Hibbert scored 18 points for the Pacers, who got 14 from David West, 13 from George Hill and 10 from Lance Stephenson. All-Star Paul George was held to seven points on 2-for-9 shooting and fouled out early in the fourth quarter.




SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 1 p.m. -- Professional Tennis: French Open Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinal Matches from Paris (ESPN2). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Texas at Boston or Cleveland at New York Yankees (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Pittsburgh at Atlanta (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. -- American Legion Baseball: Cheraw at Sumter (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHMFM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 8 p.m. -- College Softball: College World Series Final Series Game Two from Oklahoma City -- Oklahoma vs. Tennessee (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Western Conference Playoffs Final Series Game Three -- Chicago at Los Angeles (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels (WGN). AMERICAN LEGION SCHEDULE SENIOR Monday Dalzell-Shaw at Irmo/Chapin, Rescheduled Today Cheraw at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Manning-Santee at Camden, 7 p.m. Wednesday Cheraw at Manning-Santee (DH), 5 p.m. Dalzell-Shaw at Lexington, 7 p.m. Thursday Sumter at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Friday Sumter at Manning-Santee, 7:30 p.m. Columbia NE at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. JUNIOR Today Sumter at Lake City, 7 p.m. Thursday Manning-Santee at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Friday Lake City at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Greer at Sumter (DH), 1 p.m.

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 35 23 .603 – Baltimore 32 25 .561 21/2 New York 31 25 .554 3 Tampa Bay 31 25 .554 3 Toronto 24 33 .421 101/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 30 25 .545 – Cleveland 30 26 .536 1/2 Minnesota 25 29 .463 41/2 Chicago 24 30 .444 51/2 Kansas City 23 31 .426 61/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 35 21 .625 – Oakland 34 24 .586 2 Los Angeles 25 32 .439 101/2 Seattle 24 33 .421 111/2 Houston 20 37 .351 151/2 Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay 11, Cleveland 3 Baltimore 4, Detroit 2 Minnesota 10, Seattle 0 Texas 3, Kansas City 1 Houston 5, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Boston 3, N.Y. Yankees 0, 6 innings Toronto 7, San Diego 4, 11 innings Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 4 Oakland at Milwaukee, late Houston at L.A. Angels, late Chicago White Sox at Seattle, late Tuesday’s Games Cleveland (Kazmir 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 8-0) at Detroit (Ani. Sanchez 5-5), 7:08 p.m. Texas (Grimm 5-3) at Boston (Dempster 2-6), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 4-2) at Houston (Harrell 4-6), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 1-1) at Kansas City (Mendoza 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-4) at Milwaukee (Lohse 1-6), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 5-4) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-1), 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 6-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-4), 10:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-5), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Toronto at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 34 22 .607 – Washington 28 29 .491 61/2 Philadelphia 27 30 .474 71/2 New York 22 32 .407 11 Miami 16 41 .281 181/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 37 19 .661 – Cincinnati 35 22 .614 21/2 Pittsburgh 35 22 .614 21/2 Chicago 23 32 .418 131/2 Milwaukee 21 34 .382 151/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 32 24 .571 – Colorado 30 27 .526 21/2 San Francisco 30 27 .526 21/2 San Diego 26 30 .464 6 Los Angeles 23 32 .418 81/2 Sunday’s Games Miami 11, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4, 11 innings Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 5 Atlanta 6, Washington 3 San Francisco 4, St. Louis 2 Arizona 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Toronto 7, San Diego 4, 11 innings Monday’s Games Philadelphia 7, Miami 2 Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 3, Colorado 0 Oakland at Milwaukee, late Arizona at St. Louis, late San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, late Tuesday’s Games Miami (Nolasco 3-6) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-5) at Washington (Zimmermann 8-3), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-2) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 5-1) at Atlanta (Minor 7-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-4) at Milwaukee (Lohse 1-6), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (Skaggs 1-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 0-0), 8:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 5-4) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-1), 10:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-2), 10:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-5), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

| Toronto at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 3, Indiana 3 Wednesday, May 22: Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24: Indiana 97, Miami 93 Sunday, May 26: Miami 114, Indiana 96 Tuesday, May 28: Indiana 99, Miami 92 Thursday, May 30: Miami 90, Indiana 79 Saturday, June 1: Indiana 91, Miami 77 Monday, June 3: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Memphis 0 Sunday, May 19: San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21: San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Saturday, May 25: San Antonio 104, Memphis 93, OT Monday, May 27: San Antonio 93, Memphis 86

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 1, Pittsburgh 0 Saturday, June 1: Boston 3, Pittsburgh 0 Monday, June 3: Boston at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5: Pittsburgh at Boston, 8 p.m. Friday, June 7: Pittsburgh at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, June 9: Boston at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 11: Pittsburgh at Boston, TBD x-Wednesday, June 12: Boston at Pittsburgh, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Los Angeles 0 Saturday, June 1: Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday, June 2: Chicago 4, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday, June 4: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, June 8: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 10: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 12: Los Angeles at Chicago, TBD

TENNIS French Open Results By The Associated Press Monday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $28.4 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Tommy Haas (12), Germany, def. Mikhail Youzhny (29), Russia, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (16), Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, def. Kei Nishikori (13), Japan, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3. Stanislas Wawrinka (9), Switzerland, def. Richard Gasquet (7), France, 6-7 (5), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 8-6. Women Fourth Round Victoria Azarenka (3), Belarus, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 6-3, 6-0. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, vs. Maria Kirilenko (12), Russia, 7-5, 6-4. Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Sloane Stephens (17), United States, 6-4, 6-3. Doubles Men Third Round David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco (8), Spain, def. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, and Andre Sa, Brazil, 6-2, 6-2. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, and Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer (6), Netherlands, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Treat Huey, Philippines, and Dominic Inglot, Britain, 6-3, 6-4. Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (2), Spain, def. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, Colombia, 6-3, 6-4. Tomasz Bednarek and Jerzy Janowicz, Poland, def. Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Women Third Round Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (2), Czech Republic, def. Zhang Shuai and Zheng Jie (13), China, 6-3, 7-6 (0). Varvara Lepchenko, United States, and Zheng Saisai, China, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Cara Black, Zimbabwe, and Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, and Sam Stosur, Australia, 6-4, 7-5.

GOLF Memorial Par Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,352; Par: 72 Matt Kuchar (500), $1,116,000 68-70-70-68–276 -12 Kevin Chappell (300), $669,600 71-71-68-68–278 -10 Kyle Stanley (190), $421,600 67-70-73-71–281 -7 Bill Haas (123), $272,800 68-67-76-71–282 -6 Scott Stallings (123), $272,800 70-70-75-67–282 -6 Russell Henley (95), $215,450 67-77-70-69–283 -5 Matt Jones (95), $215,450 69-72-70-72–283 -5 Brian Davis (75), $167,400 75-70-69-70–284 -4 Pat Perez (75), $167,400 72-69-72-71–284 -4 Justin Rose (75), $167,400 70-70-71-73–284 -4 Charl Schwartzel (75), $167,400 65-71-76-72–284 -4 Michael Thompson (75), $167,400 69-76-70-69–284 -4 James Driscoll (58), $119,867 70-75-73-67–285 -3 Ryan Moore (58), $119,867 70-72-73-70–285 -3 Adam Scott (58), $119,867 73-70-69-73–285 -3 Ken Duke (53), $93,000 75-69-72-70–286 -2 Hunter Mahan (53), $93,000 73-68-75-70–286 -2 Scott Piercy (53), $93,000 66-75-71-74–286 -2 Cameron Tringale (53), $93,000 71-71-74-70–286 -2 Gary Woodland (53), $93,000 70-73-70-73–286 -2 Roberto Castro (47), $58,203 71-70-75-71–287 -1 K.J. Choi (47), $58,203 72-74-70-71–287 -1 Graham DeLaet (47), $58,203


Medlen ends skid, Braves win 7-2 ATLANTA — Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each hit a tworun homer, helping Kris Medlen MEDLEN and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night. Medlen (2-6) pitched seven solid innings for his first win since April 9, ending a career-worst, five-game skid over his previous nine starts. The right-

MLB ROUNDUP hander allowed an unearned run and seven hits, lowering his ERA to 3.14. Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna in the fourth inning. Burnett (3-6) yielded a season-high six runs in five innings. REDS ROCKIES

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CINCINNATI — Bronson Arroyo limited the NL’s most prolific

| offense to four singles in eight innings, and Jay Bruce had a tworun homer among his three hits, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. PHILLIES MARLINS


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PHILADELPHIA — Domonic Brown hit his eighth homer in eight games to back Kyle Kendrick’s six-hitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami

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NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher’s first game back in the Bronx. From wire reports



Kidd retiring after 19 seasons NEW YORK — Jason Kidd retired Monday from the NBA after 19 seasons, ending one of the greatest careers for a point guard in league history. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is second on the career list in assists and steals, and was KIDD a 10-time All-Star.

DES MOINES, Iowa— Injuries kept Russ Cochran from playing up to his lofty expectations in 2012. Cochran won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his fourth career senior circuit title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake.



DUBLIN, Ohio — Matt Kuchar made a clutch 5-foot, par-saving putt on the 17th hole and then closed out a two-stroke win over Kevin Chappell by holing a 20foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Jim Kelly intends to confront the cancer found in his upper jaw bone much like the Hall of Fame quarterback has approached many of the numerous challenges he’s faced in life: Head on. Revealing on Monday that he’s been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma.


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Karrie Webb, thinking of her seriously ill 87-year-old grandmother, won the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Sunday. Webb won by shooting a spectacular 3-under 68, matching the best round of the day. Her 4-under 209 total tied the highest

winning score on the course. COCHRAN WINS CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT


MILWAUKEE — Larry Drew was introduced as the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks six days after his awkward tenure with the Atlanta Hawks ended with the hiring of his replacement. Drew has a three-year deal with the Bucks,

McFADDEN from Page B1 to that of East Clarendon. “It’s small like East Clarendon, and I like that,” she said. “The campus isn’t that big and I just feel like I’ll fit in there. Plus, I know people that I will be playing ball with.” One of those will be Lady Wolverine teammate

SHUMAKE from Page B1 4-team lower state tournament. This past season, White Knoll didn’t reach the playoffs, going 9-14 as it lost its top two pitchers to injury and discipline problems. Kennedy said he received Shumake’s application and was intrigued. “Yeah, I was surprised when I got it,” Kennedy said. Kennedy said there were around 20 people who applied for the job and two were interviewed, Shumake and SHS assistant coach Frankie Ward. Norris, 39-16 in his two seasons as head coach, stepped down at the end of the season last

month, saying he didn’t enjoy the off-the-field aspects of being head coach. Just as he was for the final nine years of Shumake’s first tenure of 14 seasons, Norris will be an assistant and the pitching coach. Shumake declined to be interviewed following his second resignation in ‘11. Instead, he released a statement to discuss his decision to leave. “I feel that having been in Sumter for 14 years and achieved moderate success, including two state championships, I would like to take on a new challenge,” Shumake said in the letter. “I have also been pondering moving to the

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ATLANTA — Third baseman Juan Francisco has been traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league left-handed pitcher Tom Keeling. SOUTH FLORENCE SUMTER

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FLORENCE — The Sumter Post 15 Junior Legion baseball team fell to 1-1 on the season with a 5-4 loss to South Florence on Thursday at the South Florence field. Evan Todd was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run batted in for the Junior P-15’s. Brandon Spittle was 2-for-3 with a walk, while John Ballard had a hit, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs. Ryan Taylor pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for Sumter, striking out five and walking four. Spittle pitched three innings with four strikeouts and two walks while allowing two unearned runs. From wire reports

and pitcher Kaitlin Alexander. Ard thinks McFadden has a chance to be successful with the Fire Ants. “She has the skill to go there and do well,” Ard said. “She has a lot of ability, and she is willing to do what she has to do to get on the field.” USC Sumter went 15-15 last season, finishing 11-13 in NJCAA Region X. The Fire Ants also went 2-2 in the region tournament.

Columbia area for personal reasons. I was contacted by White Knoll of Lexington School District One, and they were interested in me becoming their head coach. I have decided to embark on this new adventure and accept a new challenge.” He didn’t address the reasons for his two resignations in the statement either. “I wasn’t aware of that, and it didn’t come up in the process,” Kennedy said. “I have no doubt though that Brooks is fully committed to the program, to the Sumter community.” “I’m excited to be getting this opportunity to return,” Shumake said. “I feel very fotunate to have the oppor-

tunity.” Along with the ‘11 state championship, Shumake also led SHS to the ‘06 state crown the only two titles in the program’s history. The Gamecocks made the playoffs in all but one of Shumake’s 14 seasons (2007) and won six region titles. Over the last 11 years, aside from the two state championship seasons, the Gamecocks have played in the lower state tournament once, played for the lower state title once and been within a game of playing for the lower state title five times. Sumter won at least 21 games under Shumake each of the last four years.

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Djokovic, Nadal on course for semifinal BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press PARIS — Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to complete a career Grand Slam in honor of NADAL the woman he likened to a “second mother.” Still grieving, Djokovic began shakily Monday. Six of the match’s first seven unforced errors were his. After one poor exchange, he chucked his racket hard enough to break it. He dropped a set for the only time in four matches so far. After recovering quickly to dispatch 16thseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 4-6,

6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals at a 16th consecutive major tournament, Djokovic spoke from the heart about the passing of Jelena Gencic, who was 76. “It hasn’t been easy, but this is life. You know, life gives you things (but also) takes away close people,” Djokovic said. “We were very close throughout my whole life, and she taught me a lot of things that are part of me, part of my character.” Gencic connected with a 6-year-old Novak at a tennis camp, then worked with him for five years. “I feel even more responsible now to go all the way in this tournament,” said the No. 1-ranked Djokovic, who owns six Grand Slam titles but none from Roland Garros. “I want to do it for her.”


Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber in his 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.

He’ll need to beat three more opponents to accomplish that, starting with 12th-seeded Tommy Haas, who at 35 became the oldest French Open quarterfinalist since 1971 by eliminating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in less than 1½ hours. By the second set, Youzhny was so out of

sorts he destroyed a racket by slamming it nine times against his sideline seat. Haas is a four-time Grand Slam semifinalist who climbed to No. 2 in the rankings at age 24. But recent times have been difficult because of serious injuries and operations, including to his

right shoulder and hip, and he missed more than a full season. “Who would have thought two years ago I’d be in this position today?” Haas asked. “I wouldn’t have.” He’s certainly persistent. The 12 French Open appearances it took Haas

Stewart makes late move to win Dover BY DAN GELSTON The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him. After a mundane start, Stewart is back in Victory Lane — and in the thick of Chase contention. Stewart’s outside pass on Montoya with three laps left was enough to win Sunday at Dover International Speedway and snap a 30-race winless streak. “Our guys at our shop have been digging,” Stewart said. “None of these guys get down. We have been down, but they haven’t gotten down. That is what carries you to days like today at the end of the day.” Stewart was stuck in 20th in the standings and didn’t even have a top-finish before he rallied in Dover. Stewart hadn’t won on the concrete mile track since he swept both Cup races in 2000. The No. 14 team erupted in celebration in the pits after winning for the first time since last July in Daytona. It was a long time coming for the two-time Cup champ. “It’s been such a tough year,” Stewart said. It got a little easier Sunday. Stewart stoutly defended crew chief Steve Addington’s performance this year and thanked Hendrick Motorsports for supplying engines to his Stewart-Haas Racing team. He also knows their work is far from finished. “We realize this could put the 14 team in contention to

make the Chase,” he said. “That’s not good enough.” Meaning, he wants to not only make the 12-driver field, but know he’s a top contender to win another championship. His 48th career win pushed him to 16th in the points standings and aided his cause for a wild-card spot. The two drivers in the 11th to 20th spot in the standings with the most wins earn a slot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Stewart is the only driver in those spots with a win. “It’s been very hard when you have the start of the season that we had,” Stewart said. “You start questioning, you start doubting, you start looking for answers that you don’t have the knowledge to diagnose. That makes you feel very helpless at times.” Seven-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson appeared to have the car to beat, but jumped a restart and had to serve a pass-through penalty. Johnson argued over the radio and stayed on the track before he finally hit pit road. With Johnson out of the picture, Montoya and Stewart battled for the lead the rest of the race. Jeff Gordon was third, followed by Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. NASCAR said Keselowski, the reigning series champion, failed post-race inspection because the entire front of his No. 2 Ford was too low. This was crew chief Paul Wolfe’s first race back after a two-race suspension for unapproved parts. Stewart tested at Dover and hoped that would help at a track that’s given him fits the last few years. He hadn’t fin-

to reach his first quarterfinal in Paris is a record. And he needed 13 match points in the third round to get past John Isner in five sets. “It’s easy sometimes to ... throw the white towel and say, ‘I’m done. I have achieved a lot of things. I don’t really have to worry so much financially and I can live a good life.’ But at the same time,” Haas explained, “maybe there was something in me still that said, ‘You know what? I can maybe still do something.’” If Djokovic can get past Haas, he’ll find a familiar foe in the semifinals: seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, who played his first relatively routine opening set of the tournament and put together a 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 13 Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Broke part caused failed inspection BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tony Stewart poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won Sunday’s FEDEX 400 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

FEDEX 400 RESULTS The Associated Press Sunday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (22) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 400 laps, 94 rating, 47 points, $318,100. 2. (14) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 400, 109.6, 43, $226,504. 3. (20) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, 95.9, 41, $203,051. 4. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400, 130.8, 42, $196,198. 5. (8) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 400, 98.4, 40, $172,231. 6. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 400, 91.2, 38, $155,548. 7. (9) Joey Logano, Ford, 400, 85.5, 37, $140,598. 8. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, 103.4, 37, $152,001. 9. (6) Mark Martin, Toyota, 400, 101, 35, $114,365. 10. (12) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400, 87.2, 34, $117,815. 11. (29) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 400, 76.7, 33, $112,755. 12. (13) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 400, 97, 33, $128,575. 13. (23) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 400, 76.5, 31, $147,191. 14. (18) Carl Edwards, Ford, 400, 77.2, 30, $135,055. 15. (19) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400, 71.3, 29, $115,230. 16. (17) Casey Mears, Ford, 400, 74.3, 28, $125,113. 17. (24) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 399, 104.2, 28, $143,191. 18. (33) Aric Almirola, Ford, 399, 62.1, 26, $134,566. 19. (30) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 399, 56.2, 25, $124,019. 20. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 399, 63.2, 24, $126,846. 21. (26) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 399, 61.2, 23, $120,138. 22. (35) David Ragan, Ford, 397, 55, 22, $116,988.

ished better than 20th in his last four races at Dover. He might not have gotten this win had Johnson not been penalized with about 19 laps left. Johnson jumped ahead of Montoya out of the restart box and NASCAR quickly threw the black flag. “We certainly had the win-

23. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 396, 92.4, 22, $108,780. 24. (39) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 396, 44, 20, $93,630. 25. (41) Josh Wise, Ford, 395, 43.8, 0, $93,505. 26. (27) David Reutimann, Toyota, 394, 51.4, 18, $103,963. 27. (25) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 394, 50.1, 0, $109,202. 28. (34) David Stremme, Toyota, 394, 43.3, 16, $91,005. 29. (37) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 393, 39.7, 15, $90,855. 30. (40) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 390, 40.2, 14, $91,705. 31. (36) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 388, 33.9, 0, $87,555. 32. (21) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 388, 48.8, 0, $87,380. 33. (10) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 381, 79.3, 11, $113,575. 34. (1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, accident, 380, 95, 11, $118,830. 35. (42) Timmy Hill, Ford, 378, 28.3, 9, $86,805. 36. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 298, 65.6, 8, $120,863. 37. (28) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 296, 54.8, 7, $86,520. 38. (2) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, engine, 279, 97.6, 7, $113,405. 39. (38) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, engine, 161, 39, 5, $84,930. 40. (4) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, engine, 159, 99.8, 5, $107,921. 41. (32) Mike Bliss, Toyota, rear gear, 59, 28, 0, $68,930. 42. (31) Michael McDowell, Ford, overheating, 54, 29.5, 2, $64,930. 43. (43) Scott Riggs, Ford, transmission, 16, 26.9, 1, $61,430.

ning car,” Johnson said. “We’ll have to come back and do it in the fall.” Montoya’s only two career Cup victories came on road courses. He tried to play the spoiler after Johnson’s penalty but just didn’t have enough to hold off a hard-charging Stewart.

CHARLOTTE — Penske Racing says Brad Keselowski’s car at Dover failed a post-race inspection because of a broken part in the front of his Ford. Keselowski finished fifth in Sunday’s race and NASCAR said afterward the entire front was too low. Team owner Roger Penske said Monday KESELOWSKI the failure was due to a broken part that allowed a front spring to fall. NASCAR addresses infractions and issues penalties on Tuesdays. Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe just returned last week from a three-race suspension for using unapproved parts and is on probation through the end of the year. The typical penalty for a car being too low in inspection has been the loss of six points and a $25,000 fine for the crew chief.

Montoya finally has consistent cars to race for wins BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE — Juan Pablo Montoya has had 218 chances to win on an oval in NASCAR. He coughed up two legitimate opportunities to win at Indianapolis, and probably never had a realistic shot at Victory Lane in the others. Until now. Montoya is finally running consistently well at tracks other than road courses and putting himself in position for that breakthrough victory on an oval. It’s made his two nearmisses this season painful to

watch because they come at a time when Montoya desperately needs to prove his worth. Montoya finished second Sunday at Dover, where he was passed on the outside by racewinner Tony Stewart with three laps remaining. Stewart, mired in his own losing streak and trying to save his cham- MONTOYA pionship chances, had fresher tires and cruised past Montoya for the victory. Montoya isn’t necessarily racing for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup champion-

ship — he’s only made the Chase once in six years and went into Sunday ranked 23rd in the standings. But if Chip Ganassi doesn’t pick up the option on his current contract, Montoya could be out of a job next year and possibly out of NASCAR altogether. Ganassi has been noncommittal on Montoya this year, and his last public comments were in April. “We continue to work with him, try to get the most out of him,” Ganassi said of his longtime driver. “If I thought there was a quick fix, or if I thought

there was something we’re doing — we’ve put people around him, put other people around him and put other people around him.” So now Montoya waits to see what happens or what else might be out there for him. The Colombian, a former Formula One driver, CART champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, is too proud to take a crummy job. His racing resume is too rich to even consider a start-and-park ride simply to keep his face in the NASCAR garage. All he can do is race as hard as he can with the cars he has,

and finally they seem good enough for a checkered flag. Now Montoya needs to win. So Stewart, the head policeman on blocking, maybe would have understood if Montoya had made things very difficult for him over those final three laps Sunday. Montoya also deserves recognition for sticking with a Ganassi program that has slogged through several rebuilds since he left F1 for NASCAR in 2006. He wasn’t coming to NASCAR for a heavyweight, either, but a middle-of-the-road program at best.





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Vanderbiltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Yastrzemski (18) slides past the tag of Georgia Tech catcher Mitch Earnest, scoring on a single by Conrad Gregor in the first inning of Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament regional game in Nashville, Tenn. The Commodores advanced with a 7-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Commodores, Bulldogs advance NASHVILLE, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Philip Pfeifer threw five scoreless innings and Xavier Turner drove in three runs to lead No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt to a 7-1 victory over Georgia Tech in an NCAA regional championship game Monday night. Vanderbilt (54-10) tied the program record for wins in a season while claiming its fourth regional championship, and third in four years. The Commodores advance to host Louisville in a super regional. Pfeifer (4-0) scattered four hits and handed the ball over to closer Brian Miller, who allowed one run and no hits in four innings for his 16th save. Twelve of Vanderbiltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 hits were singles, including five off Georgia Tech starter Buck Farmer (9-5). Vanderbilt outfielder Mike

BASEBALL REGIONAL ROUNDUP Yastrzemski, grandson of Hall of Famer, Carl Yastrzemski, was selected tournament MVP. The Yellow Jackets (37-27) won three straight elimination games to force a second championship game against Vanderbilt after blanking the Commodores 5-0 on Sunday. MISSISSIPPI STATE CENTRAL ARKANSAS

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STARKVILLE, Miss. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hunter Renfroe had three hits and two RBIs, Alex Detz and Adam Frazier each added two hits and Mississippi State easily beat Central Arkansas 6-1 on Monday night to win an NCAA regional championship. Mississippi State (46-18) scored in four of the first six innings thanks to timely hitting and three errors by Central Ar-

unprecedented in their history. Maybe they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. But here they are again, one of the final 16 teams standing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told you before this event started that it was five one-game winning streaks away from the College World Series,â&#x20AC;? Holbrook told the players, as he recalled later. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re down to two.â&#x20AC;? Holbrook came to USC from North Carolina in 2009, and spent four years being the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good copâ&#x20AC;? assistant coach on Ray Tannerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff. When Tanner ripped a player in practice, he asked Holbrook to boost the kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go take care of him,â&#x20AC;? Tanner would say. Holbrook had to slightly alter his demeanor this season, but remains, at his core, a playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach. Since fall practices, he tried to give sophomore Tanner English confidence that he could handle a play that required chutzpah â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bunting for a single with a runner on third base and two outs. Holbrook frequently encouraged him to do it on his own, without a signal from the dugout, because English is fast enough to beat the throw to first. In Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth inning, USC stretched its lead to 5-2 on Graham Saikoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single. Two batters later, up came English, with two outs and Saiko on third. Libertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pitcher, Blake Fulghum, lacked the overpowering velocity that would make bunting tough. And English noticed the first baseman move in, but only slightly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I figured I could drop it in and make him make a play,â&#x20AC;? English said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Graham read it, then I knew heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to score.â&#x20AC;?


kansas (42-22). Chad Girodo (7-1) pitched 6 2-3 innings of stellar relief, striking out a career-high 12 batters. Bryce Biggerstaff (6-5) took the loss for the Bears, giving up five runs in 3 2-3 innings. The right-hander was coming off short rest, having thrown 74 pitches Saturday in a win against Mercer. Central Arkansas managed just six hits and struck out 16 times. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second time in three seasons Mississippi State has advanced to the super regional round. The Bulldogs will travel to face No. 6 national seed Virginia. From wire reports


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NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL REGIONALS The Associated Press Double Elimination x-if necessary At English Field Blacksburg, Va. Friday, May 31 Oklahoma 7, Coastal Carolina 3 UConn 5, Virginia Tech 2 Saturday, June 1 Virginia Tech 9, Coastal Carolina 1, Coastal eliminated Oklahoma 5, UConn 3, 12 innings Sunday, June 2 Virginia Tech 3, UConn 1, UConn eliminated Oklahoma 10, Virginia Tech 4, OU advances At Davenport Field Charlottesville, Va. Friday, May 31 Virginia 2, Army 1 Elon 10, UNC Wilmington 7 Saturday, June 1 UNC Wilmington 9, Army 5, Army eliminated Virginia 2, Elon 0 Sunday, June 2 Elon 6, UNC Wilmington 4, UNCW eliminated Virginia 11, Elon 3, UVA advances At Boshamer Stadium Chapel Hill, N.C. Friday, May 31 Towson 7, Florida Atlantic 2 North Carolina 6, Canisius 3 Saturday, June 1 Florida Atlantic 14, Canisius 6, Canisius eliminated North Carolina 8, Towson 5

Sunday, June 2 Florida Atlantic 6, Towson 5, Towson eliminated Florida Atlantic 3, North Carolina 2 Monday, June 3 North Carolina (54-9) vs. Florida Atlantic (42-21), 6 p.m. At Doak Field Raleigh, N.C. Friday, May 31 William & Mary 4, Mississippi 2 N.C. State 4, Binghamton 1 Saturday, June 1 Mississippi 8, Binghamton 4, Binghamton eliminated N.C. State 1, William & Mary 0 Sunday, June 2 William & Mary 4, Mississippi 1, Mississippi eliminated N.C. State 9, William & Mary 2, NCSU advances At Carolina Stadium Columbia, S.C. Friday, May 31 Liberty 8, Clemson 3 South Carolina 7, Saint Louis 3 Saturday, June 1 Clemson 10, Saint Louis 2, SLU eliminated South Carolina 19, Liberty 3 Sunday, June 2 Liberty 3, Clemson 1, Clemson eliminated South Carolina 4, Liberty 2, 5½ innings, susp., rain Monday, June 3 South Carolina 6, Liberty 4, South Carolina advances At Jim Patterson Stadium Louisville, Ky. Friday, May 31

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Miami 7, Oklahoma State 1 Louisville 8, Bowling Green 3 Saturday, June 1 Oklahoma State 7, Bowling Green 3, Bowling Green eliminated Louisville 6, Miami 4 Sunday, June 2 Oklahoma State 7, Miami 1, Miami eliminated Louisville 12, Oklahoma State 3, Louisville advances At Dick Howser Stadium Tallahassee, Fla. Friday, May 31 Troy 5, Alabama 2 Florida State 10, Savannah State 0 Saturday, June 1 Alabama 3, Savannah State 2 Florida State 11, Troy 0 Sunday, June 2 Troy 9, Alabama 8, Alabama eliminated Florida State 11, Troy 4, Florida St. advances At Bart Kaufman Field Bloomington, Ind. Friday, May 31 Austin Peay 4, Florida 3 Indiana 5, Valparaiso 4 Saturday, June 1 Valparaiso 5, Florida 4, Florida eliminated Indiana 15, Austin Peay 6 Sunday, June 2 Austin Peay 5, Valparaiso 4, Valparaiso eliminated Indiana 6, Austin Peay 1, Indiana advances At Hawkins Field Nashville, Tenn. Friday, May 31 Illinois 6, Georgia Tech 4

Vanderbilt 9, ETSU 1 Saturday, June 1 Georgia Tech 5, ETSU 1, ETSU eliminated Vanderbilt 10, Illinois 4 Sunday, June 2 Georgia Tech 6, Illinois 3, Illinois eliminated Georgia Tech 5, Vanderbilt 0 Monday, June 3 Vanderbilt 7, Georgia Tech 1, Georgia Tech eliminated At Dudy Noble Field Starkville, Miss. Friday, May 31 South Alabama 9, Mercer 4 Mississippi State 5, Central Arkansas 3 Saturday, June 1 Central Arkansas 6, Mercer 5, 11 innings, Mercer eliminated Mississippi State 6, South Alabama 2 Sunday, June 2 Central Arkansas 3, South Alabama 0 Central Arkansas 5, Mississippi State 2 Monday, June 3 Mississippi State 6, Central Arkansas 1, Central Arkansas eliminated At Alex Box Stadium Baton Rouge, La. Friday, May 31 LSU 11, Jackson State 7 Sam Houston State 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 2 Saturday, June 1 Louisiana-Lafayette 15, Jackson State 1, JSU eliminated LSU 8, Sam Houston State 5 Sunday, June 2 Louisiana-Lafayette 7, Sam Houston State 5, SHSU eliminated LSU 5, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, LSU advaces


At Goodwin Field Fullerton, Calif. Friday, May 31 Arizona State 4, New Mexico 3 Cal State Fullerton 4, Columbia 1 Saturday, June 1 Columbia 6, New Mexico 5, 13 innings, UNM eliminated Cal State Fullerton 1, Arizona State 0 Sunday, June 2 Arizona State 10, Columbia 5, Columbia eliminated Cal State Fullerton 6, Arizona State 1, CSF advances At Jackie Robinson Stadium Los Angeles Friday, May 31 Cal Poly 9, San Diego 2 UCLA 5, San Diego State 3 Saturday, June 1 San Diego 6, San Diego State 3, SDSU eliminated UCLA 6, Cal Poly 4 Sunday, June 2 San Diego 8, Cal Poly 5, Cal Poly eliminated UCLA 6, San Diego 0, UCLA advances Super Regionals June 7-10 Chapel Hill champion vs. South Carolina (42-18) N.C. State (47-14) vs. Eugene champion Cal State Fullerton (51-8) vs. UCLA (42-17) Oklahoma (43-19) vs. LSU (55-9) Vanderbilt (52-10) vs. Louisville (49-12) Indiana (46-14) vs. Florida State (47-15) Virginia (50-10) vs. Mississippi State Kansas State (44-17) vs. Oregon State (4810)

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WILLIE BURGESS MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Willie Burgess, 74, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Manning, a son of the late Johnny and Wilhelmenia Watson Burgess. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Ruth Nelson, 1061 Virginia Pine Court, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. WILLIE E. HAMMETT HOMESTEAD, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Willie Edward Hammett, 53, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at South Dade Nursing Home, Homestead. He was born Aug. 30, 1960, in Manning, a son of Vergie Ree Gibson Hammett and the late James Hammett. He re-

ceived his formal education at Air Base Elementary, Mays Middle, South Dade Senior High and Miami Dade College. In his youth, he joined the Church of Christ Written in Heaven. Survivors are his mother, Vergie Ree Gibson Hammett; two sisters, Rosa (James) Benjamin and Susanne (Ervin) Clay; one brother, Willie J. (Edith) Hammett; three aunts, Pearline McFadden, Pauline Walker and Mazell (Eddie) Cain; one uncle, George Hammett; two sistersin-law; and two brothers-inlaw. Graveside services for Mr. Hammett will be held at 1 p.m. today at Carolina Johnson Cemetery, Davis Station. The family is receiving friends at the home of Willie James Hammett, 1415 Palm Spring Drive, Manning.

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NATHANIEL ANDERSON LEXINGTON, Ky. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nathaniel Anderson, 52, husband of Josephine Simmons Anderson, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home in Lexington, Ky. Born Oct. 27, 1960, in Sumter County, he was a son of Levi Anderson and the late Dorothy Jenkins Anderson, and stepson of Bertha L. Anderson. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. In his youth, he was affiliated with Jehovah Baptist Church. He serviced in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. Survivors are his wife, Josephine Simmons Anderson; one son, Nathan (Kelly) Sim-


mons of Germany; one daughter, Samekia Anderson (Depriest) Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; his father and stepmother, Levi and Bertha L. Anderson of Sumter; one sister, Patricia (Bobby) McCoy of Clinton, Md.; in-laws, Eugene and Annie Bell Rhodes; one aunt, Gloria Anderson; two nephews; two grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 805 S. Harvin St., Sumter, with the pastor, Dr. Marion H. Newton. Burial will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his father and step-


mother, 20 E. Patricia Drive, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

LEROY F. WALCOTT Jr. Leroy Fitzgerald Walcott Jr., 63, husband of Normie McBride Walcott, entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 10, 1949, in Sumter, he was a son of Thelma Burgess Walcott and the late Leroy F. Walcott Sr. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 105 Brown St., Sumter. Funeral plans will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B6


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 Information can also be found online at DIAMOND PRO CAMP

The Diamond Pro Instructional Baseball Camp will hold two sessions 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 first session will be held June 10-13 and the second session will run from June 17-20. 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 one session or $100 for two. All campers will receive at t-shirt. For more information, call Ward at (803) 7204081 or Norris at (803) 934-6670. BASKETBALL SUMTER CHRISTIAN CLINIC

Registrartion is being taken for the three remaining sessions of the Sumter Christian Basketball Clinic. The sessions, which will be ran by Bobby Baker, Tom Cope and Jim Davis, are scheduled for June 10-14, June 24-28 and July 15-19. The first session is for children in grades 3-6, the second 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. Tshirts will be given and trophies will be awarded. For more information, call Sumter Christian School at (803) 773-1902. ROAD RACING TUOMEY FOUNDATION 5MILER

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on Saturday at Tuomey Regional Medical Center beginning at 8 a.m. The proceeds from the race will benefit diabetes education and treatment as well as other community outreach programs supports by the foundation. The cost to enter the race is $25 per runner. Registration is available online at For more information, call (803) 774-9014 or go online to tuomey. com/5miler.


The first ever 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@


The Battle On The Hill 2013 basketball 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.


The Swamp Fox Archers Charity Archery 3D Shoot will be held on June 15 at the Swamp Fox Archers Outdoor Range on Fremont Road in Summerton. All proceeds will go to the non-profit 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@


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


The South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials


Association are offering training classes for new officials for the 2013 season. Classes will be held at the Sumter County Recreation Department every Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Granderson

James at (803) 968-2391 or or Richard Geddings at (803) 468-8858. SHS YOUTH CAMP

The Sumter High School Youth Football Camp will be held June 10-12 at the SHS practice fields. The camp is open to

children ages 8-15 at a cost of $45 per camper. Each session will run from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, call SHS head coach Reggie Kennedy at (803) 351-0789 or email him at John.Kennedy@sumterschools. net.

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SAM C. MIXON Sam Clark “Bunk” Mixon, 76, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at a local nursing facility. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late Raymond and Odell Broach Mixon. Mr. Mixon is survived by two sisters, Mary Lou Baker of Sumter and Barbara Rabon of Timmonsville. He was MIXON preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Edward Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, 1817 Salem Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of his sister, 2969 Broad St. Ext. Online condolences may be sent to www. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

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ALEX L. COOPER MANNING — Alex Levern Cooper, 67, husband of Alfreda Hilton Cooper, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital, Kingstree. He was born Sept. 2, 1945, in Kingstree, a son of the late Willie Dave and Janie Cox Cooper. He was a 1964 graduate of Cades High School, Cades, and a 1972 graduate of Allen University with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. He was a decorated and retired United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf wars. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Jonnifer L. Cooper (C’iana P. Barker), Drs. Reginald L. (Jennifer N.) Cooper and Alfred L. Cooper; 10 brothers and sisters, Mary Lee (Robert) Snowden, Willie Dave Cooper Jr., JoAnn Tucker, Barbara Jean Cooper, Dorothy (Wilie) Huff, James E. (Dollie Mae) Cooper, Raymond

(Nina) Cooper, Lizzie A. (Abraham) Cyrus, Cleo B. Cooper, and Charles W. (Tammy) Cooper; and in-laws, Myrtle Cooper, Noisby (Carrie) Hilton, Celestine H. Space, Artrelle H. Washington, Thomisena (Leonard) Davis, Dr. COOPER Albertha (Huey P.) Lawson, Col. Clarence (Dorothy) Hilton, Elma Ruthen (Donald) Moody and Dr. Doreen Hilton. Celebratory services with full military honors for Senior Master Sgt. Alex Levern Cooper will be held Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church, 60 Credence Loop, Kingstree, with Pastor Donald E. McAllister officiating. Burial will follow in Florence National Cemetery, Florence. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister-in-law, Artrelle Washington, 907 Berry St., Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

SAMMIE L. MONTGOMERY Sammie L. “Blue” Montgomery was born June 27, 1936, in Mayesville, to the late Tony Montgomery and Emma Montgomery McFadden. He was formerly wed to Essie Lee Wilson Montgomery of Sumter. He departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Sammie was known to his family and friends as “Blue.” He was greatly loved and cherished. He will always be remembered for his warm spirit and sense of humor. Sammie was employed as a driver for the Mayes Farm in Mayesville for several years before he retired and moved to Shiloh Randolph Manor Seniors Complex, where he resided until his health failed. He was a resident of Sumter Health and Rehab East, where the staff provided him with excellent care and support. “Blue” was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church in Mayesville for several years. Later in his life, he became a member of First Baptist Missionary Church in Sumter. He was also a member of International Masons, Pride of Lodge No. 29. He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons, Sammie L. Montgomery Jr., of Washington, D.C.,

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MOLLY M. HUDSON KINGSTREE — Mary Adams “Molly” Montgomery Hudson, 46, wife of John Adam Hudson, died Saturday, June, 1, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Molly was born Feb. 5, 1967, in Sumter, a daughter of Martha Anne Dixon Montgomery and the late John J.B. “Gus” Montgomery. She was a graduate of Kingstree Senior High School and was a customer service representative at Farmers Telephone Coop. Molly was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Molly was an outdoors person who loved riding and caring for her horses. She was surrounded by many friends that she loved dearly. Surviving are her mother, Martha Anne of Kingstree; her husband, Adam of Kingstree; her brother, John J.B. “Bub” (Stephanie) Montgomery of Kingstree; a great-aunt, Kathryn Watson Dixon of Mullins; nephew, Brock Montgomery; two nieces, Ashley Montgomery and Ella Grace Barhite; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church with burial at 3 p.m. at Cedardale Cemetery in Mullins. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Grace Hall at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary.

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RAY G. FARMER BISHOPVILLE — Graveside services for Ray Gerald Farmer, age 64, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Darlington Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Cecil Stevens officiating, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Mr. Farmer passed away June 1, 2013. He was born in Bishopville, a son of the late Ervin T. and Marie Jackson Farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at Piggly Wiggly for 24 years as a meat cutter. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Parnell Farmer of Hartsville; brother, Paul Farmer (Susan) of Bishopville; sisters, Olene Marsh (LW), Ferris Beasley and Marilyn Huntley (Darren), all of Bishopville, and Annie Corbett of Sumter; and several nieces and nephews. DUANE N. CLARK BOONE, N.C. — Duane Norman Clark, 87, husband of Anne Watson Clark, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Homer and Beulah Motley Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of Brookside Presbyterian Church, ARP in Boone. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He was a retired school teacher. Surviving are his wife of Boone; one brother, Don Clark and wife, Patty, of Columbia; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Clark. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sumter Cemetery, 700 W. Oakland Ave., Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Larry C. Young officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the home of his niece, Kathy and Joe McElveen, 20 Buford St., Sumter. Memorials may be made to Brookside Presbyterian Church, 1122 Old Highway 421 S.,


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KIM THI GLAHN Kim Thi Glahn, 64, wife of Kurt Glahn, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born May 15, 1949, in Hung-Nhon, Vietnam, she was a daughter of Pham Van May and Vo Thi Su. She formerly attended Westside Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Joseph Martin and Jimmy Glahn; two daughters, Jennifer Drake and Michele Poston; nine grandchildren, Jacob, Landon, Madalyn, McKenna, Ryleigh, Justin, Joshua, Jillian and Joshua; and a great-grandchild, Yiara. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lee Martin. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. JOSEPH FRANKLIN MANNING — Joseph Franklin, 57, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia. He was born Aug. 29, 1955, in Alcolu, a son of Bertha Franklin Blanding and stepson of the late George Blanding. The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, Bertha F. Blanding, 523 Skyview Drive, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. NANCY B. HICKMAN ALCOLU — Nancy Beaufort Hickman, 75, wife of Ulysses Hickman, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning.

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ELTON RAY JENKINS Elton Ray Jenkins, 74, was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Suffolk, Va. He departed this life on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. The family will be receiving friends at 617 Coachman Drive, Apartment D, Sumter, SC 29154. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter. JUNIUS VAUGHN Junius Vaughn, 82, widower of Gloria Vaughn, departed this life on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia. He was born April 3, 1931, in Sumter, a son of the late Henry and Carrie Gayle Vaughn. The family will be receiving friends at 3915 St. Mark Circle, Sumter, SC 29154. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter. SADIE BROWN NEW ZION — Sadie Harrison Foster Brown, 81, widow of Ervin Brown, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in New Zion. She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in New Zion, a daughter of the late James and Coners Eaddy Harrison. The family is receiving friends at the home of Mary Lee Evans, 1254 County Road, New Zion. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. ADAM SWEAT Jr. MANNING — Adam Sweat Jr., 29, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Trident Medical Plaza, Charleston. He was born May 1, 1984, in Charleston, a son of Adam “Al” Sweat Sr. and the late Leana Lloyd Sweat. The family is receiving friends at the home of his father, 1106 Sweet Water Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.



She was born Jan. 9, 1938, in Greeleyville, a daughter of the late Nelson Beaufort Sr. and Tina Epps Nelson. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 5719 Brogdon Road, Alcolu. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

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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:

Joseph Hughes Sr

#2013ES4300270 Personal Representative Eleanor H. Hughes 4485 HWY 15 South Sumter, SC 29150


Harrison Smith

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


Sara Louise Manning

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


Harriet Pinner Mcintosh

#2013ES4300258 Personal Representative Alice M. Spann 3359 Shadow Moss Lane Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


Esther Corine Deas

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


Charles M. Dennis

#2013ES4300263 Personal Representative Herbert Dennis Jr C/O Dwight C Moore Attorney At Law PO Box 1229 Sumter, SC 29151

Estate Notice Sumter County

Estate Notice Sumter County



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.

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.


#2013ES4300256 Personal Representative Sylvia Jane Miles 4805 Christine Drive Sumter, SC 29150


Ronald Geddings

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


Charyle S. Browder

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


Shaughn P. Wile

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

James O. Cromwell

#2013ES4300261 Personal Representative Bonnie J. Cromwell 3091 Camden Road Sumter, SC 29153


Brinnell Manning

#2013ES4300264 Personal Representative Margie Francis 747 Warley Street Sumter, SC 29150


Marthena Nathaniel AKA

Marthena Heyward Nathaniel #2013ES4300262 Personal Representative Beatrice Ruth Nathaniel-Robinson 6001 Hamilton Avenue Rosedale, Maryland 21237

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Bern Earl Jackson

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


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

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. Harrison, whose address is, 320 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, within thirty (30) days of the last date of publication, exclusive of the day of publication, or a judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte as him. Further, for the purpose of hearing the Final Decree to be heard on the 2nd day of August 2013, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon as this cause can be heard in the Chancery Courtroom, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, TN; further, that failure to answer before or appear on that date will result in the judgment being taken against him and entry of a Final Decree of Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights. This notice will be published in The Item in Sumter South Carolina for four successive weeks. CAROLYN P. McMAHAN Clerk and Master Barbara H. Atchley Deputy Clerk and Master


Attorney: Charles C. Harrison


Rosa Broadway

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


Edward Jefferson

#2013ES4300257 Personal Representative Rebecca Jefferson 50 Heyward Drive Sumter, SC 29150


Warren Ray Spence

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

Veretta W. Cummings

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

Estate: Estate:


Willard Dennie Davis

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

Estate: Estate:

Lovia Diane Miles

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Gwendolyn Caples

#2013ES4300282 Personal Representative Kitty L. Caples C/O Kenneth Hamilton Attorney at Law PO Box 52359 Sumter, SC 29154


Joe E. Benjamin

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



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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 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

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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.

Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on January 2, 2013

LIS PENDENS: 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: 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.

BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC, 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

Public Hearing Notice of Public Hearing Lee County School District FY 14 General Operating Budget June 17, 2013 5:30 PM Lee County High School Cafeteria 1800 Wisacky Highway Current 12-13

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements WANTED: Donations of new or used hshld items in good condition for church auction fundraiser. Donations are tax exempt. Willing to pick up. Call 803-606-8687

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Monday 7PM 1945 Myrtle Beach Hwy Dinkins Auctions 803 840-0420

Farm Products Sweet potato plants 3.50 per 100, Squash, red potatoes, cucumbers , Call 840-1636

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Professional Remodelers Home maintenance,ceramic tile, roofing, siding & windows doors, etc. Lic. & Ins. (Office) 803-692-4084 or (Cell) 803-459-4773

For Sale or Trade Tent, 8 person & new 12ft screenhouse. Call $65.00 each. Call 803-983-6182 Twin Bed with mattress & box springs. Good condition. $30.00. Call 803-494-9161

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

H.L. Boone, Contractor additions, painting, roofing, gutters, sheetrock, blown ceilings, decks. 773-9904

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NO TITLE NEEDED Call Gene 934-6734 Howard Miller Asking $800 803-840-9339

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Painting Int/Ext Painting, Pressure washing. 30 yrs exp. Ref. Quality work/free est. Call Bennie 468-7592

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Fulton Town Electric, Service any electrical needs. Cert. Master Electrician, 938-3261/883-4607

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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

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4 Kittens 6 wks, 2 reds, 2 blues, lovable purrfect pets. $20. Call 803-795-5582 .

Dogs For Sale: 8 wk old Boxer Puppies. Vac and dewormed. 2 males 1 female Call (404)-519-1517

MERCHANDISE Auctions Auction June 8 6pm @ Jenni's Exchange 340 Pinewood Rd Sumter Auctioneer will be Patricia Jones Scal 2513 803-847-2323

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

Help Wanted Part-Time Licensed Nail Tech Needed: MUST have 1-2 yrs experience, own transportation & know how to do basic manicures, pedicures, gel nails, gel polish, acrylic nails, pink / whites. Please send resume to: 8 First Ave, Manning, SC 29102. Serious Inquires Only. $$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555 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

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RENTALS Unfurnished Apartments

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


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REDUCED: 740 Colony Rd. Brick 2BR/1BA, Laundry rm. In move-in condition. 2 car garage/workshop, insulated, wired with water & additional floored utility bldg/wired. Paved drive on .93 acres. New heat pump installed prior to closing. Call 803-469-9381

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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

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Holiday Sale Auto,Truck, Moped 2013 Scooters $1700 Price Is Right Auto Sales 3210 Broad St, 803-494-4275 2007 Chevy HHR, Loaded Auto, CD-Radio. Clean. $6,500. 803-481-8305 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

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5 receive scholarships named in memory of classmate BY SHARRON HALEY MANNING — Laurence Manning Academy’s 2013 Senior Awards Night was a joyous night for more than 75 graduates and their families, but for one family in the audience, the night was bittersweet. Instead of watching two sons walk across the stage, the Pack family could only watch as one son, Conner Wesley Pack, attended Awards Night. Pack’s stepbrother, Cody Michael Hall, a member of the Class of 2013, was killed along with two other LMA students in a vehicle accident on the


The family of Michael Cody Hall — Conner, Wesley, Joshua and Tracie Pack — stands on stage as scholarships are presented to five Laurence Manning Academy students in his memory. The Rev. Arthur Sharp spoke at the 2013 Awards Night for the Pack family.

Old Georgetown Road in the early morning hours of Oct. 3,

2010. On May 16, 2013, Tracie

Pack, her husband Wesley, and children Joshua and Conner presented “The Cody Michael Hall Scholarship” to five members of Cody’s former class: Mikayla Marie Swygert, Jonathan Andrew Miles, Nicole Elisabeth Sousa, William Van Richardson Jr., and Parker Ashton Reynolds. The Packs’ minister, the Rev. Arthur Sharp, spoke on behalf of the Pack family and asked the graduates, “How is my future dependent on the choices I made today?” “This is how his faith in God started,” he told them. “He was proud to be a Swampcat.” Sharp referenced the book,

titled “A Few More Yards,” that comprises two assignments Hall wrote for his 10th grade English teacher, Inger S. Walker, along with dozens of photographs of Hall growing up, at school, with friends and enjoying life. Proceeds from the book helped fund the five $500 scholarships that were presented at awards night. The second assignment in the book is titled “The Life of Cody Hall.” The paper had been graded by Walker, but had not been returned to the teenager before his death. SEE SCHOLARSHIP, PAGE C2

Clarendon GOP chair sets sights on Democrats BY SHARRON HALEY MANNING — Manning politician Moye Graham has been named the recipient of the South Carolina Republican Party’s 2013 Katon Dawson Award. Graham was honored on May 4, as he was beginning his third year at the helm of the Clarendon County Republican Party. “That’s quite an honor,” Graham said last week. “It only goes to one party chairman in the state, and this year I happened to get it. The award is for outstanding service as a county chairman. I am humbled and thankful they considered me for the award.” Graham said the party has real- GRAHAM ly grown in the past four years. In the last statewide elections, he said, statewide Republican candidates fared well in Clarendon County, with Mark Hammond and Hugh Weathers pulling in about 50 percent of the vote. “Our constitutional officers are getting close with 48 to 49 percent of the votes,” he added. “This is much better than just a few years ago.” Graham said the recent redrawing of the House seat has almost guaranteed a Democratic candidate will represent the county. “I didn’t like it and was told to take a hit for the team,” he said. “There was nothing I could do to fight it except beg.” Graham said the S.C. Senate seat recently vacated by Sen. John C. Land III and won by Sen. Kevin Johnson is “unwinnable as it stands right now. It was a seat that was specifically drawn for a Democrat.” Graham said his local party will probably look past the 2014 election and turn its sights on the 2016 election. “I’m not going to discourage anyone from

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FROM LEFT: Asya and her parents Yolanda and Shaheed Harris sell organically grown produce at the market behind Clarendon Memorial Hospital’s cafeteria each Wednesday starting at 2 p.m.

ANNING — Have you tried Siberian kale mixed into your salad or steamed for dinner? What about zucchini rounds or pattypan rounds for lunch or dinner? These vegetables and more can be found every Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. when the Midlands Organic Mobile Market sets up behind the Clarendon Memorial Hospital cafeteria in Manning. Sponsored by Sumter Cooperative Farms (SCF) the mobile market is dedicated to offering locally grown organic products to local communities. Asya, 14, and her parents Shaheed and Yolanda Harris offer dozens of organic products each week. Asya’s Organic SEE VEGGIES, PAGE C4


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he idea of freezing food as a method of preservation dates back to before the invention of home freezers. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to utilize this easy method for storing fresh foods. Freezing slows bacteria growth and enzyme activity down to an almost stagnant level, although it is not useful for killing bacteria. When freezing foods, it is important to start nancy with high quality HARRISON ingredients, since quality doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t improve in the freezer. When preparing to freeze foods, make sure to work in a clean, sanitary environment and prepare all materials before starting. Foods must be prepared well before packaging. It is advised that vegetables are blanched or steamed and then cooled rapidly in ice water to inactivate enzymes that would otherwise damage flavor, nutrients and texture during freezing. It is imclemson extension

portant that advised blanching times are observed in order not to over-blanch, leading to overcooked vegetables with a loss of flavor, nutrients and color, or under-blanch, resulting in enhanced enzyme activity. Some suggested blanching times are listed below: â&#x20AC;˘ Beans, green, pinto: 3 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Broccoli: 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Corn on the cob: 3 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Collard greens: 3 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Mushrooms, whole: 5 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Okra: 3 to 4 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Peas: 1 1/2 minutes â&#x20AC;˘ Summer Squash: 3 minutes Fruits should be packaged with ascorbic acid or a sugar syrup in order to prevent browning and loss of vitamin C. A sugar syrup can be made by dissolving 1 3/4 cups sugar in 4 cups water. For sweeter fruits a sugar syrup made of 2 3/4 cups sugar and 4 cups water may be preferable. It may be easier to dissolve the sugar in warm water and then cool the syrup before using. It is important to completely cover the fruits with syrup. An alternate method of fruit packaging involves a dry

sugar pack whereby sugar is sprinkled over the fruit until the juice is pulled from the fruit and the sugar is dissolved. This method works well with berries and small sweet fruit. Correct packaging is vital for proper preservation. Packages should be airtight to limit air contact, although some space should be left in rigid plastic containers in order to allow for expansion. The best packages also prevent moisture loss from foods, which would lead to freezer burn. Packages should be durable, leak-proof, resistant to oil, grease and water, and not susceptible to breaking at low temperatures. In general, semi-fluid foods should be packaged in rigid plastic or wide mouth glass containers that close tightly, while solid foods should be packaged in freezer bags, heat sealable bags, coated freezer paper, heavy aluminum foil, or clean plastic containers from previously frozen food. Meats should be repackaged into airtight containers for long-term freezing. When expecting to


chairman, Graham said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brought in dozens of running if that is their de- however. Republicans from across sire,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe there the state as guest speaksupport them, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t are any others like it in the ers, including candidates see anyone coming out at state,â&#x20AC;? Graham said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for statewide officers. this time.â&#x20AC;? not fair.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Lt. Gov. In 2016 Graham plans Putting a candidate up (Glenn) McConnell and to refocus his efforts on against Congressman our Adjutant General the Clarendon County James Clyburn is a sure have been the only two Courthouse. defeat, he said. who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t visited our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to run Monthly party meetcounty,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting people for countywide ings help keep the local that McConnell took over seats,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tak- party focused and cohethe lieutenant governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ing aim at the courtsive. office in 2012 from Ken house.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We definitely meet Ard, who resigned when Graham also said he once a month except dur- faced with indictments for thinks that the third dising summer,â&#x20AC;? Graham ethics violations. trict Clarendon County added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes we In 2014, Graham said Council seat currently meet two and three times he really wants to begin held by Benton Blakely is a month. We have a lot of promoting the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;winnable.â&#x20AC;? enthusiasm in the party race as well as the lieutenThe overlapping disright now.â&#x20AC;? ant governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race. trict lines are a sore point, While he has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next year I want to hit

freeze for less than 2 weeks, meats can simply be wrapped tightly with plastic wrap around the supermarket packaging. Freezing should be completed as quickly as possible in order to support the creation of tiny ice particles, which will not damage food as much when thawed as larger ice particles would. Only attempt to freeze 2-3 pounds of food per cubic foot of freezer capacity in order to freeze food within 24 hours, and make sure to leave air space in between packages to allow air circulation while freezing foods. It is important that the freezer temperature remains at 0Âş F or below in order to protect food quality. If temperatures fluctuate above 0Âş F then foods will thaw and refreeze, creating larger ice crystals and leaving foods damaged and mushy. It is advisable to turn the freezer temperature down to -10Âş F 24 hours in advance in order to ensure temperatures donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rise above 0Âş F when unfrozen foods are placed in the freezer.

it hard,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going after some seats.â&#x20AC;? When Graham took over the county Republican Party eight years ago, he decided to encourage retirees, volunteers and individuals who were heavily involved in their churches to join the party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are people who can beat the bushes. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re active and get out around and that was what we needed at the time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need more young people now. We need the support of more civic and business organizations too.â&#x20AC;? While Graham said he enjoys serving as chairman, he wants someone else to fill his shoes the


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Ladies Night Out benefits Heart Association pleased with the turnout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was pretty crowded right at 5 when everyone was getting MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ladies Night off work,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Out at the Cypress Center was have a lot of time to promote it, deemed a tremendous success and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy with the turnby attendees and the dozens of out.â&#x20AC;? vendors showcasing their Proceeds from Ladies Night items during the May 28 event. Out will assist in funding SaturSponsored by Clarendon dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;HeartChase,â&#x20AC;? the first of Health Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cardiac Rehab, five HeartChase events that will all the proceeds from the event be held in South Carolina over will benefit the June 9 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heartthe next several months. SHARRON HALEY Chase.â&#x20AC;? Tony Sylvester with the Lil Stukes, Erica Strecker, Tony Sylvester and Betty Dukes coordinated American Heart Association Hundreds attended the event, including the Pinewood the May 28 Ladies Night Out at the Cypress Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commons area. said the event was launched Proceeds from the event will fund Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HeartChase through the nationwide in January, but Satareaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeannie Richburg and streets of Manning. her daughter Jennifer Russell, urdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event in Clarendon Frances Lester and Jennifer County will be the first held in Johnson. carve one,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can Leslie Dykes, CHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director South Carolina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is really nice,â&#x20AC;? Richfind a lot of Tupelo gum in this of business development, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blend of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Amazburg said as she looked over area, particularly Ox Swamp manned a booth sponsored by ing Raceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Minute-to-Winthe venue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The massage was and Pocataligo Swamp.â&#x20AC;? the Clarendon Health System It,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have eight to wonderful. Everyone in ManChris Ridgill shopped at a Foundation. 10 stations set up around Manning is always so nice. I really booth displaying handmade â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of freebies in- ning and the contestants will enjoy coming over here.â&#x20AC;? jewelry by Connie Wood and cluding a set of concert tickets need to go to each station and Billy Geddings, a magistrate her husband. weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving away,â&#x20AC;? Dykes said perform the task there before and former business owner in â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are beautiful,â&#x20AC;? Ridgill as several women walked up to moving on to the next station.â&#x20AC;? Manning, had his carved Tupe- said, pointing to several neckthe table. Sylvester said 10 teams had lo gum trays on sale. laces and earrings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything Betty Dukes, director of Car- signed up to compete, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes about 12 hours to is so pretty.â&#x20AC;? diac Rehab, said she was there is room for more. BY SHARRON HALEY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tasks wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hard. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be fun,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At one we might have a calorie counter and at another we may have a mini-golf course set up. Each task will only take 2 to 3 minutes to complete.â&#x20AC;? Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a staggered start from each location at 9 a.m. Teams can comprised family members, co-workers, church groups and organizations. The impetuous behind HeartChase is to make the public aware and more conscious of heart health, Sylvester added. All the money raised from HeartChase will be used to fund research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The money will come back into this community through grants to local hospitals,â&#x20AC;? Sylvester said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event is a winwin for the community and the hospital.â&#x20AC;? For more information on HeartChase, call Betty Dukes at (803) 435-5203.

Clarendon citizens honor military dead BY SHARRON HALEY MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Not a cloud marred the skies as patriots from across Clarendon County gathered at the Clarendon County Courthouse on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives so that Americans can live in the land of the free. The Manning High School ROTC Honor Guard presented the colors, followed by Pam Stephensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; singing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Star Spangled Banner.â&#x20AC;? Her husband, the late Ranny Stephens, served in the Vietnam war. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All gave some. Some gave all,â&#x20AC;? American Legion Post 68 Commander Jack Matthews told the crowd of more than 75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are here today to

honor the memories of those who gave their lives and have gone on to eternal rest. Because of their sacrifices, we need to review our loyalty to our country and flag.â&#x20AC;? Past commanders of Post 68 laid a wreath at the foot of the Veterans Memorial, prompting guest speaker the Rev. David Carlson, pastor of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, to note, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The placing of the wreath is correct. It is right to remember those who did their duty.â&#x20AC;? He quoted from John 15:13: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Should the dead have died in vain?â&#x20AC;? he asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, no. We will not forget. We will not waste what they gave us. We need to be voting. We need to pray for our

leaders and our soldiers who are serving today.â&#x20AC;? Carlson shared a story about two Marines who died while guarding a facility during the Afghan War. He said that while the two Marines were at their post, a suicide bomber attempted to drive a truck through the gates and into the compound guarded by the Marines. The two Marines immediately began shooting at the truck, causing it to explode before it could enter the gates. While a couple of Iraqi soldiers ran, the two Marines never left their post and were killed, but the lives of the men and women inside the compound were saved, Carlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They stayed at their post,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our soldiers man the post whatever the cost.â&#x20AC;?


Pam Stephens sings â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Star Spangled Bannerâ&#x20AC;? while the Rev. David Carlson, far left, American Legion Post 68 Chaplain Ted Gardner, and members of the Manning High School ROTC Honor Guard salute the flag during the Memorial Day Ceremony.



VEGGIES from Page C1 Farm is located at 320 Brewington Road in Sumter, where the family grows all of their vegetables by heritage gardening; i.e., they do not use any type of irrigation on their plants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of gardening,â&#x20AC;? Shaheed Harris said as his daughter helped a customer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father grew up and farmed in the Horatio community and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I learned to farm and my daughter after me.â&#x20AC;? This particular week, Asya had Siberian kale for sale. Different from other kale because of its huge, bluegreen, feathery, oak leaf type leaves, Siberian kale is also unique for its white stems. Zucchini and pattypan squash, dozens of fresh herbs and essential oils were also on sale at the market. Among Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoppers were Judy Hooks and Gwen Limehouse, who lives in Salters. Limehouse said she saw the market from across the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking lot and decided to visit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The word organic drew me over,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love essential oils and fresh herbs.â&#x20AC;?

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Hooks was lured in because of the organic produce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going home with some of the zucchini,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all looks so delicious.â&#x20AC;? While Asya and her parents work at the Manning market, Asya spends her Saturdays at an organic market in Kershaw County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents have always farmed, and I enjoy watching the plants grow naturally. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun too.â&#x20AC;?


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The 8th Annual American Red Cross Auction in Clarendon County will be held Thursday at the Manning United Methodist Church, 17 E. Rigby St. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the auction starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes dinner and a beverage. Enjoy a delicious chicken and sausage purlieu provided by Lamar Kennedy and Jake Buddin as well as desserts provided by the United Methodist Church. Auction items will include art, furniture, gift certificates and much more. For more information, call Odom Auction at (803) 4608684.

citizens and business owners of the City of Manning from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall to provide an opportunity for the public to express their concerns and ideas regarding the City of Manning. Those wishing to schedule an appointment with Mayor Nelson should contact Daun Davis at 803-435-8477, ext. 121 by 5 p.m. on Friday. Citizens with appointments should enter the City Hall at the North Mill Street entrance. BROTHERS UNITED OUTREACH HOSTS COOKOUT

The Brothers United Outreach Program is hosting an End of School Year Cookout from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1794 Old Georgetown Road. There will be lots of fun, food, games and fellowship. For more information, contact Sheldon Pompey at (803) 361-7574 or Qurita Pendergrass at (803) 2250425. LEVEL 1 GOLF PROGRAM TO BEGIN

The Clarendon County Recreation Department is offering the next Level 1 Golf Program beginning June 10. The program will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Shannon Greens CLARENDON COUNTY DEMOCRATS TO MEET Golf Club off the Bloomville The Clarendon County Dem- Highway in Manning. The proocratic Party will meet at 6:30 gram for persons 7 to 13 years p.m. Thursday at the Manning old consists of learning the baRestaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. for sics of golf (etiquette, clubs and a Dutch dinner followed at 7:15 club selection, proper attire, p.m. with a meeting. The public etc.). Participants do not have to is invited. have their own clubs. The cost SATURDAY WITH THE MAYOR of Level 1 is $50. The class will Manning Mayor Julia Nelson be limited to 10 participants. For will make herself available to more information or to sign up,

June 15 at the Summerton Cultural Arts Center on South LITTLE TEE GOLF PROGRAM TO BEGIN Church Street in Summerton. The Clarendon County Rec- The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. reation Department is offering a Tickets are $5 donations. Door new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Tee Golf Programâ&#x20AC;? prizes will be offered. For ticket for children ages 4 to 6 from information, call (803) 505June 10 through 20. The pro2828. gram will be held from 9 a.m. to EDVENTURE VISITS CLARENDON The EdVenture Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays Museum from Columbia will be and Thursdays at Shannon Greens Golf Club off the Bloom- offering programs at the Clarenville Highway in Manning. The don Community Center behind Weldon Auditorium on July 9. cost is $50 and limited to the Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an exciting and fun learning first 10 to call and sign up. The opportunity for ages 2 to sixth program instructor is Donald Hardy. For more information or grade. From 9-10 a.m. and from 1-2 to sign up, call the Recreation Department at (803) 473-3543. p.m., enjoy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Leaves.â&#x20AC;? UnREPUBLICAN PARTY MEETING cover the world of plants. Where The Clarendon County Redo they come from? Why are publican Party will meet at 6 seeds different shapes and p.m. June 13 at Georgioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Insizes? Students will absolutely terstate 95, exit 115 for a Dutch love the worm farm that accomdinner followed at 7 p.m. with a panies this informative and fun program. Everyone is invited to program. attend. From 10:15-11:15 a.m. and CROSSROADS WOUNDED WARRIOR ARCHERY from 2-3 p.m., enjoy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art You CHARITY SHOOT Creative!â&#x20AC;? From three-dimenThe Swamp Fox Archers are sionality to congruent shapes, hosting a Charity Shoot with all this hands on inquiry based lesproceeds benefiting the Crossson introduces students to the roads Wounded Warrior Arbasic concepts of geometry. chery Foundation beginning at They will explore color schemes 8 a.m. June 15 at the Swamp Fox with sculptures, geometrical Archersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Range on Fremont concepts through origami, Road in Summerton. Registrahuman anatomy with clay and tion begins at 8 a.m. The cost is discover the math inherent in $15 per person and children art. CLARENDON REC DEPARTMENT FOOTBALL under 17 years of age shoot for free. For more information, con- CAMP Join the Clarendon County tact Scott Dault at Crossroads Recreation Department for Archery at (803) 478-8529. Football Camp from 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BORN TO DANCE noon Aug. 5-9 at J.C. Britton Clarendon School District Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dancing Eagles will pres- Park, 3057 Raccoon Road. The camp instructor will be Bryan ent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born to Danceâ&#x20AC;? at 4 p.m.

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Thames, also known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Country,â&#x20AC;? who was a former Manning High School standout. The camp is for children between the ages of 7 and 14. The cost is $40 per child. Register now until July 31 at the Clarendon County Recreation Department office at J.C. Britton Park, 3057 Raccoon Road. Participants will learn and strengthen their football fundamentals while focusing on rules, drills, individual exercises and team building exercises. Participants will need to bring snacks and drinks with them to camp, because it will be hot. VIETNAM VETERAN POKER RUN

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 960 in Manning is sponsoring its VVA Annual LZ960 Benefit Poker Run on Aug. 10. It will start at 11 a.m. at Lakevue Landing and end at 4 p.m. at Lakevue Landing. The entry fee is $10 for all participants. There will be six stops on the route: J&J Marina, Scarboroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Taw Caw Campground and Marina, Goat Island Bait and Tackle, Randolphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing and at Lakevue Landing at the end. First Prize is $100, second prize is $75 and third prize is $50. Door prizes will also be given away. Entry forms may be obtained in advance from any Chapter 960 member or by calling (803) 4784300 or (803) 460-8551 or at any of the six stops. The entry form must have all six stamps to be eligible for the cash prizes, door prizes and supper. Participants without the stamps are still eligible for door prizes.


A 30-year-old Manning woman told deputies that someone keyed her car while it was parked in her yard on Celissia Road between 12:01 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. May 23. Damage to her car was estimated at $3,000. A 60-year-old Manning man told deputies that his vehicle was sideswiped while it was sitting in front of his business on Raccoon Road between 11 a.m. May 24 and 11 a.m. May 25. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000. A 32-year-old Summerton woman told deputies that someone wrote on the rear driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side door of her vehicle while it was parked on Meadowfield Drive between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. May 26. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $150.

business on Burnt Branch Road between 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. May 28 and stole $500 in cash, a $50 VCR and two cameras, valued at $200. A 46-year-old Manning man told deputies that the alarm went off at his auto shop at 1:30 a.m. May 26. When he arrived at the shop, he said he heard what he thought was a four-wheeler leavBURGLARY ing the area. The man reA 65-year-old Sumported finding his ladder merton woman told dep- on top of the fence and a uties that someone broke bag full of items outside into her Furse Road home the fence near the ladder. through a bedroom win- The man also told depudow after she left home ties that someone had cut the morning of May 24 the gas line on his SUV with her husband and be- and drained $10 in fuel fore they returned home from the tank. THEFT FROM VEHICLE at 3 p.m. She told depuA 63-year-old Sumter ties that $600 in cash, a man told deputies some$500 gold chain and her one broke into his locked motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ring, valued at truck while it was parked $350, were missing. at a camping site next to A 71-year-old Cades Interstate 95 at Lake man told deputies that Marion between 10 p.m. someone broke into his DOG ATTACK

A 39-year-old Alcolu woman told deputies that a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brown, pit bull dog came onto the porch of her home on Ridge Drive at 6:20 a.m. May 23 and attacked her two dachshund dogs. She told deputies that she was able to get one of her dogs into her home, but she was unable to locate her second dog.

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value of the tires and rims A 43-year-old Wedgewas estimated at $4,000. field woman told depuLARCENY ties that someone stole A 60-year-old Mount two fishing rods, valued Pleasant man told depu- at $200, and a tackle box ties that someone stole with lures, valued at $300 his iPhone G4 from his between 11 p.m. May 26 pontoon boat while it and 10 p.m. May 27 while was docked on Coffey she was staying on Coffey Road in Manning beStreet in Manning. tween 4 p.m. May 25 and A 37-year-old Man9 a.m. May 26. The ning man told deputies phone was valued at that someone stole a $500. $500 weight board from A 54-year-old Walter- his home on Delano boro man told deputies Road between 8 p.m. that someone stole a May 25 and 10 a.m. May knee board and a trolling 26. motor off his boat while A 58-year-old Manhe was staying on Stukes ning man told deputies Road in Manning bethat someone stole two tween 7 p.m. May 25 and rings valued at $300 from 7 p.m. May 26. The value his home on Bethal of the stolen items was Highway between 3 p.m. estimated at $220. and 8:50 p.m. May 29.





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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to ile their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Clarendon County, the address of which is 411 Sunset Drive - Suite 1304 on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the irst publication of this Notice to Creditors (unless barred by opertion of Secion 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate: Richard Byrd #2013ES1400116 Personal Representative: Ruby L. Byrd 571 Beaver Dam Rd. Hartsville, SC 29550 05/21/13 - 06/04/13


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