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Jury: Johnson is guilty Clarendon man gets life in 2011 double murder BY JIM HILLEY jim@theitem.com (803) 774-1211 “Your family asks for mercy,” Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Young told Justin Johnson shortly after a jury found him guilty in the shotgun murders of 9-month-old Jayden Caraway and the child’s great-grandmother, Maxine Caraway, in a Manning residence on April 6, 2011. “You were shown mercy when the solicitor did not seek the death penalty in this case. “I will show you the same mercy you showed Jayden and Maxine Caraway,” the judge said before Johnson received three consecutive life sentences plus 30 years. Johnson was also found guilty of kidnapping, burglary and the possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime. The jury found him not guilty of the attempted murder of Jayden’s mother, Kaisha Caraway. “In a civil society, we are ingrained to protect and give aid to the young and the elderly,” Young said. “To have a baby sitting in a high chair gunned down by your hand is absolutely beyond understanding. “It is my intention to sentence you to the maximum, and I have done that,” Young said. “It is my intention to use the law of South Carolina to make sure you never walk among the citizens of this state again.” Few who attended Johnson’s trial will forget the image of baby Jayden Caraway slumped over in his high chair, his short life ended by a 12-gauge shotgun blast through his right eye, or the photos of Maxine Caraway, sprawled on her back next to her car, hair curlers spread in the grass by the force of the shot that took her life. The jury found that the victims were killed by Johnson after he and Kaisha Caraway argued over access to money in his bank account and allegations Jayden was not his son. Before the sentencing, public defender Scott Robinson echoed what the prosecution had said at the beginning of the trial. “There are no winners here; everybody has lost,” he said. “Promising young people are either dead or facing prison.” “This is not the Justin Johnson anybody knew; it was an

Justin Johnson’s mother, above, is consoled after Johnson was found guilty Thursday in the slayings of 9-month-old Jayden Caraway and the child’s great-grandmother, Maxine Caraway. Kaisha Caraway, center at left, mother of Jayden Caraway, watches as Justin Johnson, right, is asked if he wants to make a statement by the judge. The jury found Johnson not guilty of the attempted murder of Kaisha Caraway. PHOTOS BY MATT WALSH / THE SUMTER ITEM

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What makes a pedophile? BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 The school choir teacher is accused of having sex with one of her students. A pastor faces charges he took advantage of his young parishioners. An older boy is accused of criminal sexual conduct by a younger relative. All of these cases have

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Supreme Court may take up Virginia sex registry case BY SAM HANANEL The Associated Press WASHINGTON — She was a 24-year-old swimming instructor who had a sexual affair with a male student under 16. The woman was convicted

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Bids, food will raise money for Crime Stoppers BY JADE REYNOLDS jade@theitem.com (803) 774-1250 Once again, a local business is stepping up to help a Sumter nonprofit. From 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Angel’s on Main Mexican Restaurant will be hosting a benefit for Crime Stoppers of Sumter County in memory of Officer Chuck Nesbitt at the City Centre Terrace. Corp. Charles Richard “Chuck” Nesbitt Jr. was killed in a wreck in January 2011 while serving in the line of duty.

The event will feature live entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction as well as servers’ tips will go to the local organization known for providing cash for information that leads to arrests. “This is another good example of businesses partnering with Crime Stoppers to help with funds and also to honor one of our own,” said Marie Hodge, secretary for the Sumter County Crime Stoppers board. “We’ve seen a big increase in that in the past couple of years, and it really helps a lot.” The last business Crime Stoppers

partnered with was Books-A-Million, and the plan is to hold a luncheon at Outback Steakhouse in the near future, she said. An individual with information pertaining to a crime calls either (803) 436-2718 or (888) 274-6372. The toll-free number connects the caller with volunteers in Columbia who will route the information to the appropriate law-enforcement agency. Rewards are based on factors such as type of crime, number of people arrested and recovered property. This isn’t the first time the Mexican

restaurant on Main Street has held such an event, and the proprietors say it will not be the last. “You have to give back to the community,” said Becky Zaragoza, coowner of Angel’s Mexican Restaurant. “The community gives to you, so you give back. We did Angel’s for Animals last September, and we’ll do it again this September. Those are issues close to my heart. I knew Chuck; I’m friends with his wife, Joyce; and I love animals.” Angel’s for Animals benefited the Sumter branch of the SPCA.

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Manning councilman dies after illness Manning City Councilman Gregory Witherspoon died Thursday after an extended illness. In honoring Witherspoon, Manning Mayor Julia Nelson described the man who served on city council since 1995 as the “voice of reason” during council meetings. “He spoke few words, but when WITHERhe spoke, his SPOON thoughts were purposeful and carried much weight in our decision-making of an issue,” Nelson said. “He was very familiar with the history and operations and could recall the rationale and thoughts that went into a decision from the past.” State Sen. Kevin Johnson, the former Manning mayor who served with Witherspoon on council, said he had personally lost a close friend. “He was a very effective member of city council,” Johnson said of Witherspoon, whom he also graduated with from high school. “He’s going to be missed on city council. He’s going to be missed throughout our community.” “Whoever takes that seat will have some big shoes to fill,” Johnson said.

Firefighters respond to school kitchen blaze Sumter Fire Department responded to a small fire in the kitchen boiler room at Ebenezer Middle School on Thursday afternoon. Students and faculty were evacuated immediately, and no injuries were reported. The fire was put out right away, and all faculty and staff were accounted for during evacuation of the building. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters checked the building for any further threats before students and faculty were allowed back into the building.

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Sumter city horticulturist Brock McDaniel leads a walk at Alice Lake at the beginning of the Sumter County Walk Series — Walks with Talks and More. The walk was the first of 10 sponsored by Sumter County Active Lifestyles to encourage physical activity while providing valuable information about the city and county. This Saturday’s walk is led by Kim Harrill of the Sumter YMCA. The public is invited.

Walk, learn about community BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com (803) 774-1221 Fifteen years ago, Sumter County Active Lifestyles began advocating “for a community environment that supports physically active lifestyles for all citizens in Sumter County,” according to Executive Director Catherine Blumberg. With many changes having been brought about by SCAL’s efforts, the nonprofit has initiated another event that encourages physical activity while making the community aware of the positive changes. Blumberg said SCAL, with the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center in Columbia, is sponsoring a group-based walking program, Sumter County On The Move! Through the Sumter County Walk Series — Walks with Talks and More, Blumberg said, “We are offering support, tools and walking-related resources. The walking series is part of these resources that are being offered to SCOTM! These walks also give SCAL more visibility and hopefully will help our organization to grow. It takes a lot of voices to effectively advocate

for an environment where there are places to walk, bike, play and be active.” In the effort to get “a variety of people from all walks of life to start walking,” Blumberg continued, “each walk has a theme” designed to appeal to those interested in many activities and aspects of the community. Already, the walks have taken participants to Alice Lake (adjacent to the former Rascals restaurant on Alice Drive) and to Patriot Park. Blumberg said few people realized Alice Lake’s trails are open to the public and that Patriot Park also has a scenic walking trail and is not “just for soccer and baseball people.” Of Alice Lake, City of Sumter horticulturist Brock McDaniel, who led the walk there, said, “The city was able to generate financial support for trail construction through the support of many community organizations.” Clemson Extension Agent Mary Caflisch talked with walkers about the rain garden and the ongoing conservation work that is helping to make Patriot Park environmentally friendly.

SUMTER COUNTY WALK SERIES There are eight more walks scheduled for the inaugural Sumter County Walk Series, Sumter County Active Lifestyles Executive Director Catherine Blumberg said. The public is invited to participate at little or no cost. • Saturday, noon — “Warm-up, walk and exercise,” led by Kim Harrill at the Sumter YMCA. “We’ll start with some warm-up and muscle-strengthening exercises at the Shot Pouch Creek trail entrance alongside the Y,” Blumberg said. “While the walk is only one-half mile, we’ll have intermittent exercise stops for some moderate aerobic activity and rest as needed.” Free. • Mondays, March 24, April 7 and 14, 8:30 a.m. — USC Sumter’s naturalist, Austin Jenkins, is offering three walks at Swan Lake. These walks will be fairly slow paced, as the focus and discussion is on plant life. Free. • Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. — Rembert Easter Walk, led by Sumter County Sheriff’s Department, followed by an egg hunt for the children. Starts behind Rembert Car Wash, 8420 Camden Highway. • Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. — Salterstown Community Walk to celebrate mothers, led by Jacqueline Sessions. Walk a mile on the track to earn opportunities to win door prizes. • Saturday, May 17, 5 p.m. — Downtown Sumter Memorial Walk led by Sumter historian Sammy Way will begin at the Vietnam Memorial behind the new judicial center and end at Memorial Park. • Saturday, June 7, time TBA. — Observe National Trails Day at Poinsett State Park with hiking and other activities. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation is partnering with SCAL for this special event. Call SCAL at (803) 774-3860 for more information.

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A handcuffed Justin Johnson watches his family weep outside after the verdict. Johnson was found guilty Thursday in the slayings of 9-month-old Jayden Caraway and the child’s great-grandmother, Maxine Caraway, in a Manning residence on April 6, 2011.

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A member of Justin Johnson’s family cries after the verdict is read.

isolated act, uncharacteristic of Justin Johnson.” Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III countered that the incident that led to the deaths was not the first time Johnson had had difficulties with the law. “This is not the first time he snapped,” Finney said. “He has a temper he is unable to control.” Emotions ran high in the courtroom after the verdict, especially among friends and family of the defendant. Johnson’s mother sobbed into a handkerchief, and several of his supporters went outside the Clarendon County Administration Building to console each other. “It’s a relief that it’s over,” Kaisha Caraway said. Members of the Caraway family spoke about Maxine Caraway before Young pro-

nounced sentence. “A lot of people loved this person,” Nell Conyers, Maxine Caraway’s sister, said. “She never did anybody any harm. She knew how to encourage people and make people feel good. Now, I can’t see her anymore.” Mary Whitfield, Maxine Caraway’s daughter, also spoke. “There are no winners,” she said. “I lost my mom and my best friend. Mrs. Johnson still has a son, but she has lost her dreams for his future. I know

Justin (Johnson), and my heart goes out to him.” Robinson had no comment after the trial, but Finney said he was grateful for the service by the jury. “We are very humbled and appreciative of the jury’s verdict. We know we put them through a lot. We feel the case was put together well by state and local law enforcement, and we were confident the jury would see that this young man had committed this crime and justice should be done.”


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POLICE BLOTTER CHARGES Charles Wheeler, 22, of 1675 North Saint Pauls Church Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and giving false information at 2:57 a.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of Confederate Road after an officer pulled him over for failing to use a turn signal. According to the report, Wheeler, who was driving a red Chevrolet Blazer, was patted down by the officer, who found suspected marijuana, a scale and three plastic bags. Wheeler originally told the officer that his name was J Aquan Gamble, but records did not contain any information on that name. After confessing his real name, records showed that Wheeler’s driver’s license was suspended, he had two active warrants and that he was previously arrested on marijuana charges. Wheeler was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. Marcus Sentele Rush, 31, of 1030 Belmont Drive, was charged with criminal domestic violence at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. According to the report, the victim told law enforcement that Rush, who had been drinking, attempted to strangle her with his hands. Rush was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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opened a Verizon cellular phone account in his name between 12:01 a.m. July 30, 2013, and 3:02 p.m. Tuesday. The account currently holds $3,700 in outstanding fraudulent charges. CHILD ABUSE A Department of Social Services worker contacted law enforcement at 11 a.m. Tuesday and said a child was assaulted in the right eye by a 32-year-old woman at a residence in the 5000 block of Alcott Drive, Wedgefield. She said that he has a visible bruise on his right eyelid. SEX OFFENSE A Department of Social Services worker received an anonymous tip at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday alleging a 29-year-old male fondled his son’s genitals at a residence in the 4000 block of Broad Street. A therapist told law enforcement at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday a minor told her a 13-year-old boy showed him a pornography video and inserted three fingers into his rectum at a residence on the 1000 block of Linwood Street. STOLEN PROPERTY Approximately $3,850 in

cash was reportedly stolen between 8:30 a.m. Feb. 15 and 8:30 a.m. March 13 from a business in the 400 block of Rast Street. An 800-watt amplifier and a car radio were reportedly stolen between 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Monday from a 2003 green Ford Expedition in the 300 block of North Main Street. A wallet containing approximately $1,000 in cash, a state ID card and a Social Security card was reported stolen at 7:20 p.m. Monday at a business in the 4000 block of Broad Street. Three weed trimmers, a pole saw and an edger were reported stolen at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 20 block of Vernon Drive. The items are valued at $2,000. A .38-caliber handgun, several pieces of jewelry and a Hi-Point 9 mm gun were reported stolen at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday from a residence in the 4000 block of Spencer Road, Rembert. The items are valued at $12,716. A tan-and-white female pit bull puppy valued at $500 was reported stolen at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday from the 10 block of Liberty Street, Mayesville.


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Health law has uneven impact on companies BY TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer The health care overhaul affects businesses both big and small in ways that are as widereaching as the law itself. Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. private employer, expects $330 million in additional health care costs this year in part because it thinks more employees are signing up for its insurance to meet the law’s requirement that most Americans have coverage. On the other end of the spectrum, the owner of a 1-800-Got-Junk? franchise near Philadelphia figures he’ll save money because his 12 workers now can shop for coverage on public insurance exchanges created by the overhaul. “For an employer at my level, it’s a win,” said Eric Blum, franchisee of the junk-removal service. The Affordable Care Act, which aims to provide coverage for millions, is playing to decidedly mixed reviews in corporate America. Its impact on companies varies greatly, depending on factors such as a firm’s number of employees and whether it already provides health insurance. Some businesses are dealing with administrative hassles or rising costs, while others worry about the law’s requirement that mid-sized and big companies offer coverage or face penalties. But the law hasn’t meant big changes for every company. And some small businesses now can offer employees a benefit they wouldn’t be able to afford without the law.

RISING COSTS Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expects a jump in its health care costs in part because enrollment in its health plan will climb by about 100,000 this year. The retailer covers about 1.1 million employees and dependents. Bill Simon, president of Wal-Mart’s U.S. division, speculated last month that some new enrollees signed up be-

cause of the law. Some companies that haven’t provided insurance are preparing for the requirement that firms with 50 or more full-time employees offer coverage or face a penalty. Sarah Curtis-Fawley, owner of Pacific Pie Co., a Portland, Ore., restaurant and wholesale pie company, said the cost of providing coverage for her 54 employees could amount to a tenth of Pacific’s annual revenue of about $1 million. So, she said she may have to raise menu prices or postpone opening a third restaurant. “I haven’t been able to find a plan that would seem to make sense financially,” Curtis-Fawley said.

MAKING CHANGES At the start of this year, United Parcel Service Inc. dropped health insurance benefits for working spouses of the parcel delivery company’s nonunion employees who could get coverage elsewhere. UPS said the change was because of rising health care costs and the overhaul. Indiana University has started trimming hours for about 750 employees who aren’t considered full-time but averaged more than 30 hours a week so the university can avoid the requirement that it provide those workers coverage. Spokesman Mark Land didn’t have an estimate for how much this will save in health care costs. But he noted that the university, which covers about 18,000 full-time employees, spends more than $213 million per fiscal year on health care, and its budget for that expense climbed more than 7 percent from last year. “At some point, we had to balance our commitment to employees with the realities of our financial situation and our responsibility to taxpayers and students who pay much of the bill,” he said.

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State Sen. Vincent Sheheen speaks at a news conference in 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Sheheen is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Nikki Haley four years after she beat him by 60,000 votes, a margin of 4.4 percent.

Deep South Democrats mount comeback with familiar names ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in the conservative Deep South are looking to recapture some old political magic in the 2014 elections. President Obama’s party is running candidates with familiar names, such as Carter and Nunn in Georgia, in hopes of rebuilding clout where Republicans rule. Given their recent political struggles in the region, some Democrats say they have nothing to lose. “We need known quantities while we continue to build our bench for the future,” said Georgia Democratic Chairman DuBose Porter, a failed candidate for governor in 2010. “This gives us a short game and a long game.” The candidates are carefully managing their family connections and their own political histories — a tactic that reflects the risk of looking like a party of the past and the sheer difficulty of winning in the face of widespread disdain for Obama and his signature health care law. Southern Democratic Party leaders counter that it’s still their best shot to restore an old majority coalition: blacks, urban liberals and just enough whites from small towns and rural areas. That

would mean remixes and retreads successfully luring voters who have trended Republican or stayed home in recent years while the GOP built a virtual monopoly on statewide offices. Republicans, predictably, remain confident. “It’s hard to run an effective campaign when you’re running from the president,” said Katon Dawson, a former GOP chairman in South Carolina, arguing that it’s difficult to go after conservatives and independents without alienating liberals. Chip Lake, a Republican campaign adviser in Georgia, added, “They’ve got the same problem in statewide races in the South that we have nationally in presidential elections. It’s not so much about the candidates as it is a problem with the math.” In Georgia, Democratic hopes are pinned on new generations of old political families. In South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi, former officials and a previously unsuccessful candidate are waging comebacks. Georgia’s likely lineup for November looks a lot like the 1970s, when governor-turnedpresident Jimmy Carter and

Sen. Sam Nunn towered over the state’s politics. This year, it’s Michelle Nunn, a nonprofit executive in Atlanta, making her political debut by running for her father’s old job in Washington. Jason Carter, who toddled around the White House Rose Garden and Oval Office when his grandfather was president, already serves in the Georgia Senate, but he’s making his first statewide bid by running for Republican Gov. Nathan Deal’s seat. In South Carolina, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen is trying to unseat Republican Nikki Haley four years after she beat him by 60,000 votes, a margin of 4.4 percent. Mississippi Democrats, meanwhile, hope former Rep. Travis Childers can knock off the winner of a potentially bruising Senate Republican primary between Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party challenger Chris McDaniel, a state lawmaker. “We’re losing elections because Democrats stay home, and we’re not persuading independents,” Mississippi Democratic Chairman Rickey Cole said. “In a statewide race, we have to look to our known prospects first to get those folks back.”


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referred by an employer or an attorney. Most of them are there for incidents as minor as looking at pornography on a work computer. But Burke has a particular focus on identifying and combating sexual misconduct in education. Between 1991 and 2000, 290,000 students were sexually abused by an educator. “The U.S. school system has produced 10 times as many abuse victims as the Catholic Church,” he said. In the world of sexually based offenses, Burke said educators evince a unique pattern. “Ninety-five percent of offenders outside the school system are male. Inside the school system it’s 52 percent male, 48 percent female,” he said. “The majority of female offenders’ victims are young adolescent (13-to-17 year-old) boys. Very few of them molest pre-pubescent children.” Clinicians make a distinction based on the age of the victim. Pedophilia is defined as sexual attraction to children under the age of 13. Sexual attraction to teenaged ado-

lescents is a separate disorder called ephebophilia. Among male offenders, half offend with adolescent girls, and half have pedophilic relationships with younger children, whether male or female, Burke said. There are no comparable figures for offenders outside the school system, because their victims can include both minors and adults. Getting inside the head of someone who sexually abuses a child can be difficult because no two sex offenders are alike. “Some believe they’re in love,” Burke said. “Some of them are predatory and exploitative.” There are four main reasons someone may develop a sexual attraction to children. Certain genetic disorders can impair an individual’s social and sexual development; or a traumatic event, such as being a victim of childhood sexual abuse oneself, can create a confused relationship with sex. “Usually our first sexual experience can be formative,” Burke said. “You think about

THE SUMTER ITEM it when you masturbate, and you can develop deviant sexual patterns.” In other cases, drug or alcohol abuse can lower inhibitions and lead someone to commit sexual assault, or someone’s sexual behavior can be changed by brain damage in adulthood. “Something like a brain tumor or a blow to the head can change someone’s sexual proclivities,” he said. Despite the public perception of pedophiles as a lurking danger, Burke said it is possible, though rare, for someone with such a sexual disorder to live normally without posing a threat to others. “I have maybe three or four people a year come to me and say ‘I’m a pedophile, I’ve never molested anybody, and I want help.’ And then we give them a polygraph to make sure they’re telling the truth.” A patient like that has a good chance at treatment, but by the time most patients are referred to Burke they’re already “in the system.” Burke administers a test to measure a patient’s risk of

committing sexual abuse called the “visual sexual preference test.” The patient is shown a series of scantilyclad images — men and women, boys and girls — and his or her sexual arousal is monitored for any deviation. The psychiatrist would like to see the test used to screen those who work with children, along with other changes to the law dealing with those labeled “sexually violent predators.” “The way the law is now, when you get out of the SVP program, there’s no legal requirement that you be watched, have to go to treatment or anything,” he said. Instead, convicts who go through treatment for predatory sentences should be required to have their movements monitored by GPS and go through regular polygraph testing, he said, even after finishing the treatment mandated by a court. “If the state determines you’re a predator, they don’t tend to make mistakes,” Burke said. “More likely than not, you’re dangerous.”

Drought, moderate flooding predicted for spring months LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the first day of spring, there’s some bad news for the weather-weary nation. As much of the United States remained in a deep freeze, government forecasters Thursday predicted temperatures will be below normal this spring across the northern U.S. There’s even a chance of snow on the East Coast next week. “This is one of those winters — the gift that keeps on giving,” said Jon Gottschalck of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The persistent cold is delaying any flooding into April in the upper Midwest to New England. While major flooding is not expected during the next three months, forecasters said the greatest threat exists in the southern Great Lakes because of abovenormal snowpack, thick ice on streams and rivers and snow on the ground. In the West, parched conditions that have clutched California and the Southwest will continue with little relief, the federal government reported in its annual spring outlook. If the drought persists, it’ll likely lead to a busy wildfire season. California is in its third consecutive dry year, forcing some rural communities to ration water and farmers to sell their cattle. “Looking forward, we see little improvement unfortunately in some of the most impacted drought areas,” said Gottschalck, acting operations

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Donald Croteau works to clear nearly a foot of snow off his car on the first day of spring Thursday in North Woodstock, N.H. Much of the country remains in a deep freeze, delaying the risk of spring flooding into April in the upper Midwest to New England. chief at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Below-average rainfall and snowfall coupled with the upcoming dry season could cause parts of Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas to develop

drought conditions, he said. While the northern U.S. could see below-normal temperatures, forecasters said it is likely to be warmer than usual along the West Coast and across the southern portion of the country.

“Soils are going to be slow to warm, so I think we’re facing the prospect of delayed planting issues across the northern cornbelt,” said Brad Rippey, meteorologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thanks for care of pet during final months I have always thought of the American Cancer Society as dealing with humans. This changed however, when my dog was diagnosed mid-October with Mast Cell Tumors (MCT). I had never thought of pets having cancer until then. MCT starts as a lump and is sometimes mistaken for a lipoma. My dog went through four months of chemotherapy and was in remission until a month ago. The treatment did give us four months of quality time that without it she would not have made it to Thanksgiving. The cancer drugs used on humans are the same ones used on pets. I encourage people to have regular checkups on themselves and their pets if they find anything suspicious. The following people were instrumental in caring for my dog, Cookie. Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine — Dr. Brandi Brunson, D.V.M. Wateree Animal Hospital in Camden — Drs. Peter McKoy, Patrick Wylie, Holly Gibson, Andrew Lavasser and all the staff. Guignard Animal Clinic in Sumter — Drs. Lynn Hawkins, Robert Cook, Nicolae Mut, Tereas Adicks, Leigh Anne Busbee and all the great staff that went out of their way to provide the utmost care for my dog. Their after-hours clinic was a lifesaver for her lab work and other needs she had sometimes at 10 p.m. S.C. Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Oncology Department in Columbia — Dr. Pamela Lucas. Her chemotherapy treatments gave her four good months with very little side effects. The staff was great in taking Cookie in and caring for her. I lost my good friend Ret. Capt. John Hutson two days after Cookie. So please, when people ask for your help with cancer funding, remember your family, friends and pets. We must stop this disease. CARL SMITH Sumter

State ban on texting while driving needed South Carolina is in desperate need of a statewide ban on texting while driving. The state Senate is historically where these bills have stalled, even after they were passed in the House. Today’s Senate should be showing leadership and concern for constituents’ safety on the roads while restoring public confidence in the legislative process by passing an anti-textingwhile-driving bill. Legislators are elected to oversee and protect the good of the public. By failing to pass an anti-textingwhile-driving bill, legislators are ignoring the fact that more than 850 people die annually on South Carolina roads. South Carolina and Montana consistently rank among the top three deadliest states to drive in, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They are also the only two states in the country without any laws regulating cellphone use while driving. This is a law that could save many lives. There are many reasons South Carolina should enact an anti-texting-while-driving law: • Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash when texting while driving, making it more dangerous than drunken driving. • Texting takes a driver’s eyes off the road an average of 5 seconds. That’s enough time to cover the length of a football field. • Texting not only takes drivers’ eyes off the road, but also their hands are off the wheel and minds are off the task of driving. • A November 2013 survey of 600,000 AAA Carolinas members in South Carolina showed that 99 percent of respondents were in favor of anti-texting regulation for all drivers. • Representing nearly 14 percent of the state population, more than a dozen municipalities in South Carolina have passed their own laws against texting while driving. Opponents of an anti-texting law say it’s hard to enforce. However, cities and counties in South Carolina with anti-texting laws have already issued hundreds of tickets. Additionally, once a law is passed, most lawabiding drivers who text today will refrain. Opponents also believe that the government shouldn’t tell people what to do behind the wheel, but is it an individual’s right to endanger others on public roads? DAVID E. PARSONS CEO and President AAA Carolinas Charlotte, N.C. Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on The Item’s website, www. theitem.com.

Bush was worst president since Carter Response to Gene Bradley letter on Thursday, March 20: President Obama is far from being the worst president we have had. Tell us what other president, perhaps other then FDR, inherited so many problems when coming into office. Two wars, a deep recession, auto industry collapsing, unemployment dropping 8,000 jobs per month and to have congressional leaders say from day one their job was to stop everything he wanted to do to help this country. Whose lie was greater: Obama saying you could keep your insurance if you liked it (which didn’t kill people) or the 4,000-plus soldiers lost in Iraq war because of the lie of WMD that was never found. At the end of Bush’s term this country was in big, big trouble. So who is the worst president since Carter? Answer: G.W. Bush. A. FRAZIER Sumter

COMMENTARY

The Ukraine invasion will be catered W ASHINGTON — Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that “we went to a knife fight with a baguette.” That was three months ago. Life overtakes parody. During the Ukrainian prime minister’s visit to Washington last week, his government urgently requested military assistance. The Pentagon refused. It offered instead military ration kits. Putin mobilizes thousands of troops, artillery and attack helicopters on Ukraine’s borders and Washington counters with baguettes, American-style. One thing we can say for sure in these uncertain times: The invasion of Ukraine will be catered by the United States. Why did we deny Ukraine weapons? Because in the Barack Obama-John Kerry worldview, arming the victim might be taken as a provocation. This kind of mind-bending illogic has marked the administration’s response to the whole Crimea affair. Why, after all, did Obama delay responding to Putin’s infiltration, military occupation and seizure of Crimea in the first place? In order to provide Putin with a path to de-escalation, “an offramp,” the preferred White House phrase. An offramp? Did they actually think that Putin was losing, that his invasion of Crimea was a disaster from which he needed some facesaving way out? It’s delusional enough to think that Putin — in seizing Crimea, threatening eastern Ukraine, destabilizing Kiev, shaking NATO, terrifying America’s East European allies and making the West look utterly helpless — was actually losing. But to imagine that Putin saw it that way as well and was waiting for American diplomacy to save him from a monumental

blunder is totally divorced from reality. After Obama’s Russian “reset,” missile-defense retreat and Syria comedown, Putin had already developed an undisguised disdain for his U.S. counterpart. Yet even he must have been amazed by this newest American flight of fantasy. Putin reclaims a 200-year-old Russian patrimony with hardly a shot Charles and to wild Krauthammer applause at home — Putin’s 72 percent domestic popularity is 30 points higher than Obama’s — and America’s leaders think he needs rescue? Putin made it clear that he preferred Sevastopol to good reviews from the “international community.” Yet Obama and Kerry held off doing anything until the Crimean referendum — after which, they ominously threatened, there would be “consequences.” Obama unveiled them Monday in a four-minute statement as flat-toned as a legal notice in the classifieds. The consequences? Visa denial and frozen assets for 11 people, seven of them Russian. Seven! Out of 140 million. No Putin. No Dmitry Medvedev. No oligarchs. Nor any of Putin’s inner circle of ex-KGBers. No targeting of the energy sector or banks, Russia’s industrial and financial lifeblood. This elicited unreserved mockery from the targeted Russians themselves. One wondered whether the president’s statement had been written by a prankster. The Duma voted that it should be sanctioned — all 353 members who’d voted for annexation. And the financial markets, which abhor disruptions and crave nothing but continuity, responded with relief: Russia’s spiked 3.7 percent; the Dow Jones rose 1.1

percent (180 points). Putin responded with appropriate contempt. Within hours he recognized Crimea’s secession. The next day, he signed a treaty of annexation. (Two days later, Obama expanded the list of sanctioned Russians and added one bank. It will make no difference.) Europe’s response was weaker still, sanctioning a list of even lesser Russian functionaries. The irony is that for two decades we’ve encouraged Russia’s integration into the world economic system — including Obama’s strong support for Russian accession to the World Trade Organization — thinking those ties, and the threat of losing them, would restrain Russian behavior. On the contrary. It restrained European behavior. Europe has refused to adopt any measure that might significantly affect its commerce and natural gas imports from Russia. What’s our excuse? We import no Russian gas and have minimal trade. Yet our president appears strangely disengaged. The post-Cold War order of Europe has been brazenly violated — and Obama is nowhere to be seen. As I’ve argued here before, there are things we can do: Send the secretary of defense to Kiev tomorrow to negotiate military assistance. Renew the missile-defense agreement with Poland and the Czech Republic. Announce a new policy of major U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas. Lead Europe from the front — to impose sanctions cutting off Russian enterprises from the Western banking system. As we speak, Putin is deciding whether to go beyond Crimea and take eastern Ukraine. Show him some seriousness, Mr. President. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@charleskrauthammer.com. © 2014, The Washington Post Writers Group

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SEX REGISTRY FROM PAGE A1 Fifteen years later, the state passed a new law that reclassified her and thousands of others as violent sex offenders. The woman — identified in court papers only as Jane Doe — has unsuccessfully challenged the law, and now her lawsuit is on the agenda today when the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court meet in private to consider taking up new cases. Her appeal comes as states across the country face growing public pressure to protect people from repeat sexual predators. Those labeled sex offenders are being subjected to a host of new limitations, including where they can live, work or travel. But the new restraints have not come without complaints, and courts in Georgia and Ohio have ruled that sex offender laws in those states went too far. Under Virginia’s 2008 law, the woman, who is now married with three young children, cannot enter public or private school property or attend church services without seeking permission from the state court or the local school board. But she hasn’t done that because she said it risks revealing her children’s identity and could take years to resolve. She wants the Virginia law thrown out, claiming the new restrictions interfere with her constitutional rights to raise and educate her children and violate her right to procedural due process. A federal district court rejected her claims, and the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed last year in a 2-1 ruling that she had to first exhaust state remedies before challenging the law. The dissenting judge argued that she had already suffered an injury and should be able to challenge the law immediately. “In her case, she never admitted to a violent crime, nobody told her she was accused of a violent crime, and 15 years later they say, ‘We decided you’re violent and no one can prove that we’re wrong,’” her lawyer, Marvin Miller, said in an interview. Although her name is publicly available in Virginia’s sex offender registry, the district court allowed the woman to file her case under a pseudonym to protect her privacy and that of her children. Lawyers for the state

consented to the arrangement, which is rare and usually reserved to protect the victims of sexual abuse cases. Like dozens of states, Virginia has moved to bolster its sex offender registration and notification laws since Congress approved the Adam Walsh Act in 2006. The federal law, named for a Florida boy abducted and murdered in 1981, sought to get states to better coordinate and expand their sexoffender registries. The changes in Virginia and elsewhere have seen the rolls of sex-offender registries swell to include those convicted long ago and those whose offenses were previously considered too minor to be placed on a registry. Lawmakers see the changes as a way to keep children safe from sexual predators who might strike again. Virginia argues in court briefs that it was entitled to create the new registry to protect residents from possible repeat sex offenders. It relies on a 2003 Supreme Court case that upheld a Connecticut sex offender registry. The state says it has offered a reasonable process for anyone on the registry to seek review in state courts and the school board to gain access to school property. “Although Doe may present a sympathetic case because she now has school-aged children of her own, the presumption against allowing access would apply equally to the most hardened offenders, including the 50-year-old man convicted of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old,” attorneys for the Virginia Department of State Police argue in their brief. The new restrictions have raised concerns that people convicted long ago and considered at low risk of re-offending will be publicly humiliated and made targets for harassment and violence. Mary Devoy, an advocate for reforming Virginia’s sex offender registry laws, says the expanded listings also make it more difficult for people to determine which listed offenders are the most dangerous. “The lawmakers feel better about being tough on crime, and the public feels better because they are on the registry for life,” Devoy said. “The public’s attitude is no second chances, no redemption, no rehabilitation.”

DAILY PLANNER

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Gaffney 69/45 Spartanburg 70/46

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Aiken 75/45

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Charleston 74/53

Today: Sunshine mixing with some clouds; pleasant. High 64 to 73. Saturday: Variably cloudy with a shower in places. High 71 to 77.

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LOTTERY NUMBERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep up the EUGENIA LAST momentum, but don’t make trouble as you move along. Someone may try to start a fight if you aren’t careful. Don’t take chances that can disrupt your personal or professional life.

The last word in astrology

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Back away from anyone questionable. You can achieve your goals without making unrealistic promises or getting involved in someone else’s scheme. Don’t let a personal relationship cost you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Share your thoughts and you’ll be given an opportunity to use your skills, expertise and knowledge to prove your point. Celebrating with someone you love will bring you closer together. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep moving and keep everyone around you guessing. The more you do, the easier it will be to move closer to your destination. Travel to a unique place or try something unusual and you’ll expand your interests.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take care of pressing matters at home. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stay on top Making alterations to your surroundings will lift your spirits and of information provided by others. impress someone you love. Look for Not everything you hear will be bargains and cut corners wherever factual. Focus on being the best you you can to eliminate financial stress. can be and enjoying the people who make you feel good about who you CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Finish are. what you start. It will be difficult to CANCER (June 21-July 22): Size up your situation and take action. Follow your gut feeling and make your move and decisions based on what you see and feel. Consider unique ways to change your daily routine.

relax if you leave things undone. Friends and family will be upset if you renege on a promise made. Be sure to organize your time to fit your responsibilities.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Follow your heart and your desires and you will find good fortune and good friendships. Opportunities will come through creative workshops, socializing or a self-improvement project you sign up for.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take an interest in personal investments and setting up a better health regimen. Taking care of personal matters will give you a healthier outlook and attitude when dealing with work and money.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emotional upset is likely to surface. Communication is best kept open, honest and to the point. Problems agreeing with someone you have a joint investment with will lead to a stalemate.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be prepared to go it alone if someone isn’t willing to bend. There’s money to be made and opportunities will develop if you use your creative imagination and present and promote something unique.

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2-19-23-34-43 Powerball: 14 Powerplay: 2

11-19-24-33-51 Megaball: 7 Megaplier: 3

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6-0-9-3 and 2-4-6-2

SPCA PET OF THE WEEK Joan of Bark, a 6-week-old tan and black female shepherd mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is playful, active, affectionate and friendly. She loves to cuddle, adores lots of attention, and loves to play with her siblings. The SPCA has many other puppies, dogs, cats and kittens up for adoption as well. The SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit www.sumterscspca.com.

“WOOFSTOCK 2014: A Music Festival Going to the Dogs!” will be held at noon Saturday, May 3, at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center, 1100 S. Guignard Drive. Participating bands include N&J Acoustic Express, Sanctuary Blues Band, Essence Band, High Ridge Bluegrass Gospel Band, Southeastern Way, 4 Way Stop, Pack Road Project, and Victoria Elizabeth Cook. Cost: $5 per adult; and free for children under 12. All proceeds benefit the Sumter SPCA. Call (803) 773-9292 for more information.


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Potential for success

Dodgers, D-backs set for opener Down Under BY DENNIS PASSA The Associated Press

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Crestwood’s Aaliyah McCall, right, steals third base during Wednesday’s 16-0 victory over Timmonsville at the Lady Knights softball field. Now in his second year at the helm, CHS head coach Jody Ortmann sees potential in his squad that went 8-9 last season and competes in one of the toughest softball regions in the state.

Ortmann believes Lady Knights capable of playing with anyone BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com Three games have gone by for the Crestwood High School varsity softball team and already second-year head coach Jody Ortmann sees potential. The Lady Knights, who are 2-1 overall and 0-1 in Region VI-3A, have shown the ability to compete in what Ortmann calls the toughest

softball region in the state. Crestwood will look to earn its first region victory today when it travels to Bennettsville to take on Marlboro County. “We’re going ORTMANN to play people like Hartsville and Marlboro County, who have a lot of experience, who’ve got girls who play a

lot of travel ball,” Ortmann said. “That’s a big difference between us and some of these teams like Hartsville, Marlboro County and Darlington.” In its region opener against Manning on Tuesday, CHS led 5-0 after four innings only to fall apart late and lose 10-5. The team’s victories have both come against 1A Timmonsville in routs.

Young TSA squad making early waves BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com Now in his sixth season as head coach, Lou DeMonte believes the Thomas Sumter Academy varsity softball program is right where he’d thought it be. “We’ve been building the program at TSA and the JV (junior varsity) has been doing really well as well,” DeMonte said “We’re there, we’re young,

and really I believe next year is going to be (our) year but we move up to (SCISA) 3A. But I’ll tell you, I think the 2A has got some quality teams as well.” While young, the Lady Generals are 10-2 on the season and have held their DEMONTE own against some tough competition. They’ve beaten defending 3A state champion Wilson Hall 2-0 and

“If we play like we can play and don’t make mistakes and hit the ball like we did against (Manning), we’ll be able to play with most of the teams (in our region),” Ortmann said. “If we don’t make mistakes we can play with anybody in the region,” he continued. “We hit the ball well (Tuesday). We’ve got to

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defending 3A runner-up Orangeburg Prep 10-2. “I believe in this team even though it’s young,” DeMonte said of his 11-member squad that doesn’t feature a senior. “They have the attitude and the effort to want to go out to play and win. And they understand that if we lose, but put it all out on the field, that’s fine. We know we’re young. Each win helps us get stronger and stronger and builds our confidence.” TSA is currently 1-0 in Region II-2A after beating Holly Hill 7-3 in nine innings. “We believe even though we’re young we believe we have a team that can — if we do what we can do — that we can compete with any team,” the TSA head coach said.

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SYDNEY — After taking its opener to Mexico, Japan and Puerto Rico over the past 15 years, Major League Baseball is expanding to a new territory this weekend: Down Under. When Arizona’s Wade Miley throws the first pitch of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the teams will be nearly 7,800 miles from Chase Field in Phoenix. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw celebrated his 26th birthday Wednesday by cuddling a kangaroo. “It’s been a good experience for us and, hopefully, we can get a couple of wins and make it a great one,’’ Kershaw said. “Opening day is always fun, no matter what continent it’s on.’’ The games will be played at a revamped cricket field that seats 40,000-plus and will air at odd times in the U.S. The opener is at 4 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday’s game starts at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. Some things will be familiar: Vin Scully will be in the Dodgers’ broadcast booth for the start of his 65th season, a run that dates to the team’s time in Brooklyn. Plate umpire Tim Welke will shout “Play ball!’’ not too different from a cricket umpire yelling “Play!’’ before the first ball is rolled. But there will not be “stumps,’’ the cricket term for when the umpire declares play over for the day. And no breaks for lunch or tea. Baseball began its season at Monterrey, Mexico, in 1999; at Tokyo in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012; and at San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2001. This series marks the 100th anniversary of an exhibition game between the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox at the same venue on Jan. 3, 1914.

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SATURDAY 4 a.m. — L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona from Sydney, Australia (MLB NETWORK) 10 p.m. — L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona from Sydney, Australia (MLB NETWORK)

MEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT: MIDWEST REGION

Michigan handles Wofford 57-40 BY GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press

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Wofford guard Spencer Collins (32) drives against Michigan forward Jordan Morgan (52) and guard Nik Stauskas (11) during the Terriers’ 57-40 loss on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE — While Michigan didn’t have a particularly pretty start to its NCAA tournament, head coach John Beilein felt his team proved a point to the rest of the field on Thursday night. Yes, they can play defense too. Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points in the arena his father used to call home in the NBA, Jordan Morgan added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the second-seeded Wolverines held No. 15 seed Wofford to 34 percent shooting in a 57-40 win. “We were able to get a win basically with our defense today,” Beilein said, “and that’s something a lot of people wouldn’t say if they watched us this year.” However the method, what mattered most was that Michigan is still

in the hunt to return to the Final Four in spite of pesky Wofford’s best efforts. Michigan (26-8) capitalized on its decisive edge in athleticism on the undersized Terriers (20-13) but had some nervous moments after missing 15 of their first 18 shots in the second half. Karl Cochran’s 3 with 9:25 left whittled an 18-point deficit to 40-33 — the only 3 Wofford hit all night. But the Wolverines regrouped, and Caris LeVert’s 3 with 4:17 left gave them a 15-point lead to deflate Wofford’s dreams of an upset. “We know we’re pretty efficient offensively. Most times we don’t have trouble scoring the basketball,” said Morgan, whose hustle in the paint helped turn away Wofford. “We know we’re only going to go as far as our

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SHS golf tops Heathwood Hall The Sumter High School varsity golf team defeated Heathwood Hall on Thursday at the Oak Hill Country Club in Columbia. Sumter won the match with a team score of 150 while Heathwood Hall carded a 167. SHS junior Charlie Dallery was the match medalist with a low of 35. John Keffer shot a 36 and Dixon Flowers carded a 38. Austin Baker had a 41 and Bradley Coulter scored a 43. Daniel Spencer and Drake Morte each shot a 44. WILSON HALL 152 ORANGEBURG PREP 183 FLORENCE CHRISTIAN 192 LAURENCE MANNING 221

FLORENCE — Wilson Hall won its SCISA Region II-3A golf opener on Thursday at Crossings Golf Club in Florence. The Barons carded a low 152 to win the match. Orangeburg Prep took second with a 183, Florence Christian was third with a 192 and Laurence Manning earned fourth with a 221. The Barons were led by Christian Salzer’s low of 35. Raines Waggett carded a 38, Grier Schwartz had a 39 and Coker Lowder finished with a 40.

JV BASEBALL WILSON HALL 10 HEATHWOOD HALL 0 The Wilson Hall junior varsity baseball team tossed its second consecutive no-hitter on Wednesday at the Barons in field in a 10-0 victory in six innings over Heathwood Hall. Dawson Price earned the victory striking out 13, including eight consecutive. He also led the offense going 3-for-4 with two doubles. John Ballard contributed two hits and two runs scored. Daulton Dabbs also had two hits as the JV Barons improved to 3-1 on the year. WH travels to Columbia on Saturday to face the Palmetto Athletic Club. MARLBORO COUNTY 11 CRESTWOOD 0

The Crestwood JV Knights baseball team fell to 0-3 on the season with a 11-0 loss to Marlboro County at the Knights field. Ryan Rodriguez had the lone hit for CHS while Shane Gamin had six strikeouts in the loss. The JV Knights lost 10-0 to McBee on Wednesday in a makeup game. Jackson and Bartlett each had a single on the loss.

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WILSON HALL 11 THOMAS SUMTER 5 Wilson Hall improved to 7-0 overall with an 11-5 victory over Thomas Sumter Academy on Wednesday at the Barons field. Brandon Spittle threw four innings of 1-hit ball while striking six and walking two. Chase Belk pitched three innings and struck out four and walked one while giving up a hit. Wilson Hall’s Robert James and Spittle each finished 1-for-3 with a run scored. John Wells Baker went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a run batted in. McLendon Sears had a sacrifice fly. Kemper Patton contributed a triple, RBI and a run scored. WH will travel to High Point, N.C., on Saturday to face High Point Christian Academy. LUGOFF-ELGIN 12 CRESTWOOD 0

Crestwood High School fell to 0-3 on Thursday with 12-0 loss to LugoffElgin at the Demons field. The Knights’ offense was held hitless. Christian Buford and Brandon Miller each reached on walks. Ryan Miller reached on an error. CHS will travel to Marlboro County today. HARTSVILLE 17 LAKEWOOD 4

Lakewood High School lost to Hartsville 17-4 on Wednesday at the Lakewood field. Josh Whitley had a double and scored a run for the Gators. Kyle Chandler also had a hit.

ORANGEBURG PREP 5-1 ORANGEBURG — Wilson Hall’s B team swept Orangeburg Prep in a doubleheader on Wednesday at the Indians field. Wilson Hall won the first game 6-5 as Tanner Epps pitched four innings and struck out four. Burgess Jordan got the win in relief and Jacob Holladay earned the save. Offensively Bryce Spittle and Wylie Coker drove in runs. Palmer Richburg had two stolen bases. In the second game, the Barons won 6-1. Jacob Holladay threw a complete game and allowed just two hits and struck out seven. Offensively Jordan had two hits including a double. He also had two runs scored and a RBI. Bradshaw Goodson had two hits and a RBI.

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Olsen dominant in LMA’s JV softball win

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TODAY

7 a.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Toronto vs. Philadelphia from Clearwater, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 10 a.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Milwaukee vs. Colorado from Scottsdale, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 11 a.m. -- College Wrestling: NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Matches from Oklahoma City (ESPNU). 12:30 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic First Round from Biloxi, Miss. (GOLF). 1 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Philadelphia vs. Boston from Clearwater, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 1 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Detroit vs. Atlanta from Kissimmee, Fla. (SPORTSOUTH). 3 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (FOX SPORTS 1). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational Second Round from Orlando, Fla. (GOLF). 4 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs from Glendale, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 4:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Treatmyclot.com 300 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (FOX SPORTS 1). 5 p.m. -- College Hockey: National Collegiate Hockey Conference Tournament Semifinal Match from Minneapolis -- Denver vs. Western Michigan (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 5 p.m. -- College Hockey: Hockey East Tournament Semifinal Match from Boston -- Massachusetts-Lowell vs. Notre Dame (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Treatmyclot.com 300 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (FOX SPORTS 1). 6 p.m. -- College Softball: Alabama at Florida (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:15 p.m. -- High School Baseball: Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (WPUB-FM 102.7). 6:30 p.m. -- College Baseball: Missouri State at Wichita State (ESPNU). 6:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: JTBC Founders Cup Second Round from Phoenix (GOLF). 6:30 p.m. -- College Baseball: South Carolina at Kentucky (WNKT-FM 107.5). 7 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Pittsburgh vs. New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Chicago at Indiana (WGN). 7:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Pole Qualifying from Fontana, Calif. (FOX SPORTS 1). 8 p.m. -- College Wrestling: NCAA Tournament Semifinal Matches from Oklahoma City (ESPN). 8 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Carolina at Chicago (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. -- College Hockey: Hockey East Tournament Semifinal Match from Boston -- Providence vs. New Hampshire (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8:30 p.m. -- College Hockey: National Collegiate Hockey Conference Tournament Semifinal Match from Minneapolis -- Miami (Ohio) vs. North Dakota (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 9 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Mario Alberto Lozano vs. Vanes Martirosyan in a Light Middleweight Bout from Cabazon, Calif. (ESPN2). 9:30 p.m. -- College Basketball: National Invitation Tournament Second-Round Game -- Robert Morris at Belmont (ESPNU). Midnight -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: San Francisco vs. Oakland from Scottsdale, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 2 a.m. -- NHL Hockey: Nashville at Calgary (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 4 a.m. -- Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona from Sydney (MLB NETWORK).

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First-place finishers Ky’Jon Tyler long jump; Devontaye Edwards, discus. Second-place finishers Tyreke Conyers high jump; Devontaye Edwards shot put; Erick Wright long jump. Third-place finishers Tyreke Conyers, Ky’Jon Tyler, Tiquan Colclough, Rodney Pitts 4x100 relay; Devontaye Edwards shot put; Covozio Wells discus.

feated Wilson Hall 13-12 in eight innings on Wednesday at the TSA field. Madison Elmore had three hits to lead Wilson Hall. Mary Daniel Stokes and Kathryn Sistare each had two hits and a run batted in, while Addy Carraway had a hit and four RBI. Kinsley Waynick and Liza Lowder each had a hit and an RBI.

VARSITY TRACK SHS TAKES FOURTH

COLUMBIA — Sumter High School’s varsity track and field team took fourth out of 15 teams in the in-

augural Armed Forces Relays at Westwood High School last Saturday. Sumter High’s shuttle hurdle relay team of Teresa Taylor, ZiAsia Jackson-Rose, Annissa Brayboy and Breanna Witherspoon took first. Ars’Breana Tyler won the long jump. First-place finishers Teresa Taylor, Zi-Asia Jackson-Rose, Annissa Brayboy, Breanna Witherspoon shuttle hurdles relay; Ars’Breana Tyler long jump. Second-place finishers Kadejah Kennedy triple jump, long jump; Sherah Pair discus. Third-place finishers Dae’Shondra Stephens discus; Ars’Breana Tyler triple jump.

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ORANGEBURG — Lundee Olsen recorded 14 of 15 outs via strikeout in Laurence Manning Academy’s 17-0, 5-inning victory over Orangeburg Prep on Thursday at the OP field in junior varsity softball action. Baylee Elms led the offense for LMA, which improved to 12-0 on the season, going 3-for-5 with a triple. Morgan Frye had two hits and three runs batted in and Christian Hodge had two hits, including a double.

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VARSITY TRACK COLUMBIA — Sumter High boys track team took fifth place out of 15 teams in the inaugural Armed Forces Relays at Westwood High School on Saturday. SHS’ Ky’Jon Tyler won the long jump event and Devontaye Edwards won the discus throw.

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TODAY’S GAMES

Miami vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:35 p.m. San Diego vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia SOUTHEAST DIVISION x-Miami Washington Charlotte Atlanta Orlando CENTRAL DIVISION x-Indiana Chicago Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee

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WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Varsity Baseball Crestwood at Marlboro County, 6:30 p.m. Darlington at Lakewood, 6:30 p.m. Manning at Hartsville, 6:30 p.m. East Clarendon at Scott’s Branch, 5:30 p.m. Laurence Manning at Robert E. Lee, 7 p.m. Jefferson Davis at Clarendon Hall, 6:30 p.m. Calvary Christian at Sumter Christian, 4 p.m. Junior Varsity Baseball Laurence Manning at Robert E. Lee, 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Davis at Clarendon Hall, 4 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer Sumter at Conway, 7:30 p.m. Hartsville at Crestwood, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood at Marlboro County, 7:30 p.m. Darlington at Manning, 5:30 p.m. Laurence Manning at Calhoun Academy, 5 p.m. Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Thomas Sumter at Sumter, 5:30 p.m. Wilson Hall at Hartsville Middle, 4:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer Sumter at Conway, 6 p.m. Hartsville at Crestwood, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Marlboro County, 6 p.m. Varsity Softball Sumter at Conway, 6:30 p.m. Crestwood at Marlboro County, 6:30 p.m. Darlington at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. Manning at Hartsville, 6:30 p.m. East Clarendon at Scott’s Branch, 6 p.m. Wilson Hall at Pinewood Prep, 6 p.m. Jefferson Davis at Clarendon Hall, 6 p.m. Junior Varsity Softball Darlington at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. Manning at Hartsville, 5:30 p.m. Jefferson Davis at Clarendon Hall, 4 p.m. Varsity Boys Tennis Sumter at Conway, 4:30 p.m.

Chicago 102, Philadelphia 94 Brooklyn 104, Charlotte 99 Boston 101, Miami 96 Memphis 96, Utah 86 Toronto 107, New Orleans 100 New York 92, Indiana 86 Minnesota 123, Dallas 122, OT Denver 118, Detroit 109 Phoenix 109, Orlando 93 San Antonio 125, L.A. Lakers 109

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at Portland, 10 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Miami, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Portland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Indiana at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

BAY HILL PAR SCORES

Thursday At Bay Hill Club and Lodge Course Orlando, Fla. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,419; Par: 72 (36-36) Firstn Round Adam Scott 31-31—62 Ryo Ishikawa 33-32—65 John Merrick 32-33—65 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 35-31—66 Brandt Snedeker 32-35—67

Toronto 3, Philadelphia (ss) 1 Washington 8, Detroit 1 Philadelphia (ss) 6, Houston 3 Miami 4, St. Louis 3 N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 6 Seattle 3, Chicago Cubs 0 L.A. Angels 3, Kansas City 2 Cincinnati 5, Texas 4, 10 innings Milwaukee 4, Colorado 3 Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh (late) N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston (late) Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay (late) San Francisco vs. San Diego (late)

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Minnesota at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Florida at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Colorado, 9 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 9 p.m.

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N.Y. Yankees 7, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 4 Toronto 11, Philadelphia 6 Milwaukee 9, Seattle 7 L.A. Angels 14, Chicago White Sox 10 Oakland 13, Cleveland 3 Houston 2, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 4, Boston 2 Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 3, 6 innings Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 6

St. Louis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Dallas, 3 p.m. Florida at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Washington at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

SPORTS ITEMS

USC Sumter baseball sweeps doubleheader from Newberry JV squad The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Newberry College junior varsity team on Thursday, winning 9-6 in the opener and 5-4 in the nightcap at Riley Park. In the second game both teams opened the first inning tied with three runs. USCS took a 4-3 lead after scoring a run in the bottom of the second and took a 5-3 lead after scoring a run in the fifth. Newberry managed a run in the sixth only to come up short.

Will Thompson led USCS offense with two runs batted in and Connor Collins had two hits. Will Smith threw four innings and struck out three. In the first game, USC Sumter scored three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to rally from a 5-4 deficit and beat Newberry 9-6. Newberry led 5-4 going to the bottom of the fifth when the Fire Ants scored three times. Thompson had two hits and drove in

three runs to lead USCS. Ryan Perkins also had two hits. Former Sumter High School and Sumter P-15’s player Calahan Kirkhart went 1-for-3 with a walk for the Wolves.

10-under 62 to build a 3-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Ryo Ishikawa birdied the 18th for a 65. John Merrick also shot 65.

SCOTT OFF TO A RECORD START AT BAY HILL

PHOENIX — Morgan Pressel chased a 59, but had consecutive bogeys and parred the last five holes for a 7-under 65 on Thursday at the Founder’s Cup that left her a stroke behind Mirim Lee.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Adam Scott made five putts from about 20 feet or longer, two of them for eagle and one of them from off the green for birdie, and matched the course record with a

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11 Iowa 65

16 Mt. St. Mary’s 64

12 Xavier 59

March 18-19 Dayton, Ohio

16 Texas Southern 69

11 Tennessee 78

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15 American 35

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Chants set to face top-seeded Cavs BY AARON BEARD The Associated Press

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Coastal Carolina’s Warren Gillis dribbles the ball during practice on Thursday in Raleigh, N.C. The Chanticleers play Virginia in a second-round game today at 9:25 p.m.

WOFFORD FROM PAGE B1 defense carries us.” When it counted, Michigan exerted its will on an overmatched opponent. Shooting 1 of 19 from 3-point range didn’t help Wofford, either. But the Terriers knew they were heavy underdogs coming into the game, and they exit the NCAAs with an appreciation of simply getting into the tournament. When players were asked why they shot so poorly from behind the arc, forward Lee Skinner spoke up first and said “I don’t shoot from the 3-point line” before drawing some smiles. A 39 percent shooter from long range on the season, Cochran finished with 17 points on 1-of-10 shooting from 3-point territory on Thursday and 8 of 21 overall. “Some nights unfortunately the ball doesn’t drop in the basket,” he said. “Unfortunately we just faced a tough night from the 3-point line.” Nik Stauskas had 15 points for the Wolverines, while Robinson hit big shots in the same arena his father played in while with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1990s. The elder Robinson, sitting in the Bradley Center stands, surely was impressed with Wofford, the Southern Conference champions who hustled to the final buzzer. Michigan opened the second half shooting 2 of 12, and Cochran’s 3 with 9:25 left got Wofford within seven points. Even the crowd broke out into a “Let’s Go Wofford!” chant. “Hats off to them,” Beilein said. “I was a

RALEIGH, N.C. — The celebration is over for Virginia after winning the program’s first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title in nearly four decades. Now the Cavaliers are playing with higher expectations as a Final Four favorite. Virginia opens play today against 16th-seeded Coastal Carolina as the top seed in the NCAA tournament’s East Region, the program’s first No. 1 seed since the days of Ralph Sampson. The Cavaliers (28-6) followed the program’s first outright ACC regular-season title since 1981 with their first tournament crown since winning their only other one in 1976. That secured the program’s first No. 1 seed since earning three straight from 1981-83 with Sampson in the middle and Terry Holland on the sideline. It’s the first trip for the Chanticleers (21-12) to the tournament

since 1993 and only the third ever. The Big South Conference champions are 0-2 in the tournament. “I want them to enjoy the moment,” Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis said. “First of all, what they’ve done for Coastal Carolina University, I mean, you’re seeing it. This is huge. This is something that they will never, ever, ever forget. They’ll look back on it and as they watch this tournament 20 years from now, they’ll be talking about it.”

CHASING HISTORY No 16th-seeded team has ever upset a No. 1 seed, a fact that Ellis and his players were asked about during Thursday’s pregame news conferences. Ellis said he’s told his team to focus on every possession and not to get caught looking back at what went wrong if Virginia pushes to a lead or looking ahead if it’s a tight game. “Somebody’s going to do it,” Ellis said. “So let’s make a point of doing everything we can to be the ones

coach that was today very concerned about how well they would guard us, and they did.” As if flipping on a switch, the Wolverines then turned up their intensity. Morgan glided in for a basket and Robinson followed with a tip-in. “Inside, they were a bigger team, they were physical,” Skinner said. After a missed jumper by Spencer Collins, LeVert hit his 3 from the top of the circle to get the lead back to 15. Michigan shot 33 percent in the second half after shooting 63 percent in the first. Fortunately for Beilein, his defense held firm. He said it was an emphasis in practice all week. “That probably was our best defensive performance overall for everybody,” said Beilein. The spunky Terriers fell well short of their goal of the perfect game required to have any shot at taking down Michigan, though they played with energy most of the night and never seemed intimidated. “You always have to keep an optimistic mindset, especially in an off night,” Cochran said. Smiling two seats away, coach Mike Young appreciated the positive vibes. “I’m beaming with pride with these guys sitting to my left and their accomplishments,” he said. “So, we’ll walk out of here with our head high.” Michigan was never truly threatened in spite of Wofford’s second-half spurt, leading 34-20 at halftime thanks in part to 11 points from Robinson.

that do it.”

GILL’S EMERGENCE Gill, a 6-foot-8 transfer from South Carolina, can play a big role in determining how far Virginia goes — if he can keep up his strong play from the ACC tournament. He’s averaging 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds this year, but provided extra bench production by averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds during the three ACC tournament games. “He brings another dimension to our team that we didn’t have,” coach Tony Bennett said.

PERIMETER PUNCH Coastal Carolina needs a huge game from its three-guard lineup of Elijah Wilson, Warren Gillis and Josh Cameron. Wilson averages a team-high 16.1 points, Gillis averages 14.8 and Cameron 14.1, while Gillis and Cameron each shoot about 38 percent from 3-point range. “We feel confident as a team that we’re better than a 16 seed,” Cameron said.


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Harvard upsets Cincinnati 61-57 BY TIM BOOTH The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Those kids from Harvard are getting a passing grade when it comes to the first game of the NCAA tournament. Ask New Mexico last year. Ask Cincinnati now. “I’ve heard this before where there really aren’t upsets anymore,’’ Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said. “There may be some surprises, but I just think when you’re looking at seeds and if you’re playing this time of year, you’re probably a pretty good basketball team.’’ Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday. Wesley Saunders led the Crimson (27-4) with 12 points as Harvard proved last year’s upset of New Mexico as a 14 seed was no fluke. The Crimson became the first Ivy League school with NCAA tournament wins in consecutive years since Princeton in

1983-84. They will play Michigan State in the third round. Harvard never trailed after the opening moments. They played with confidence and scrap against the fifth-seeded Bearcats, who shared the American Athletic Conference regular season title. Sean Kilpatrick led Cincinnati (277) with 18 points, but the Bearcats failed to win a tournament game for the second straight year. There was a reason Harvard was a popular pick on bracket sheets around the country. Even President Barack Obama was on Harvard to take out the Bearcats. “Getting a victory in this kind of environment and this kind of setting is very exciting,’’ Chambers said. “You can never describe it, no matter how many times you do it.’’ But don’t call it an upset. At least not in the eyes of Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin or Amaker. Last year’s win over New Mexico was the time for celebration. This victory — as evidenced by the subdued locker room — was expected by the Crimson. “In my mind, today’s game

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Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi (14) dunks against Cincinnati during the Crimson’s 61-57 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA men’s tournament in Spokane, Wash. popular pick: defense and balance. All five starters averaged in double figures for the season and that balance was needed against Cincinnati’s aggressive defense. Laurent Rivard, the Crimson’s 3-point

was anything but an upset,’’ Cronin said. “They’ve got a great team. Tough draw for us. In my opinion, they’re one of the best teams we played all year.’’ The reason Harvard was a

specialist, finished with 11 points, while Steve MoundouMissi and Brandyn Curry both scored nine. Harvard improved to 15-0 this season when holding its opponent to 60 points or less.

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Sanford’s layup leads Dayton past in-state rival Ohio State 60-59 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Vee Sanford scored on a layup with 3.8 seconds left to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Sanford finished with 10 points, while Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers (2410) with 12 points in a SANFORD matchup of Ohio schools separated by about 75 miles. Dayton advances to play thirdseeded Syracuse in a South Region matchup on Saturday. The Buckeyes (25-10) had one last chance to pull out the victory, but Aaron Craft’s driving 10-footer hit off the backboard and rolled off the rim as the buzzer sounded. Sam Thompson scored 18 points and Craft added 16 for Ohio State, which was eliminated after one game for only the third time in its 26 tournament appearances.

TODAY’S NCAA TV SCHEDULE WLTX 19 Noon -- Duke vs. Mercer 2:30 p.m. -- Massachusetts vs. Tennessee 7 p.m. -- Wichita State vs. Cal Poly 9:30 p.m. -- Kentucky vs. Kansas TBS 1:30 p.m. -- New Mexico vs. Stanford 4 p.m. -- Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky 6:45 p.m. -- Memphis vs. George Washington 9:15 p.m. -- Virginia vs. Coastal Carolina TNT 2 p.m. -- Arizona vs. Weber State 4:30 p.m. -- Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State 7:15 p.m. -- North Carolina vs. Providence 9:45 p.m. -- Iowa vs. North Carolina Central TRUTV 12:30 p.m. -- Baylor vs. Nebraska 3 p.m. -- Creighton vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 7:15 p.m. -- Virginia Commonwealth vs. Stephen F. Austin 9:55 p.m. -- UCLA vs. Tulsa

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Kasey Hill, who wasn’t sure he would be able to play because of turf toe, chipped in 10 points. Patric Young finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season. Casey Prather (16 points) and Scottie Wilbekin (10) also reached double figures for Florida, which will play ninth-seeded Pittsburgh on Saturday.

(16) ALBANY 55

(3) SYRACUSE 77

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dorian FinneySmith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55. The Gators (33-2) showed some vulnerability, though, while extending their school-record winning streak to 27 games. Finney-Smith, the Southeastern Conference’s sixth man of the year, was 6-of-10 shooting. Freshman guard

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Syracuse’s backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 34 points and the Orange defense clamped down in a 77-53 victory over Western Michigan. Syracuse (28-5), the third seed in the South Regional, will play 11th-seeded Dayton (24-10) on Saturday. Cooney led the Orange with 18 points, hitting 4 of 8 from beyond the arc, and Ennis had 16 points and six

assists with one turnover. (9) PITTSBURGH 77 (8) COLORADO 48

ORLANDO, Fla. — Talib Zanna scored 16 of his 18 points in the opening half, helping Pittsburgh build a 28point on the way to a 77-48 rout of Colorado. The Panthers (26-9) shot 51 percent and played stifling defense in advancing to a third-round matchup Saturday against No. 1 seed Florida. Colorado (23-12) had no answers for the 6-foot-9 Zanna. The Pitt center made six of seven shots in the first half. EAST REGION (4) MICHIGAN ST. 93 (13) DELAWARE 78 SPOKANE, Wash. — Adreian Payne scored a career-high 41 points to get Michigan State off to a solid start with a 93-78 victory over Delaware. Payne, a 6-foot-10 senior, scored 12 straight points in the first half to help the fourth-seeded Spartans (27-8) to an 18-point lead. He set an NCAA tournament record by making all 17 of his free throws and broke the program’s tournament scoring record, set previously by Greg Kelser in 1979. (7) CONNECTICUT 89 (10) SAINT JOSEPH’S 81

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Shabazz Napier shook off a miss at the second-half buzzer to score nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded

Connecticut to a 89-81 win over Saint Joseph’s. DeAndre Daniels scored 18 and Amida Brimah forced overtime by completing a 3-point play in the final minute for UConn (27-8). MIDWEST REGION (5) SAINT LOUIS 83 (12) N.C. STATE 80 ORLANDO, Fla. — Rob Loe scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, helping St. Louis wipe out a late 14point deficit and pull away in overtime to beat N.C. State 83-80. Jordair Jett overcame a slow start to score 18, doing most of his damage while the fifth-seeded Billikens (27-6) made a late comeback in regulation. T.J. Warren scored 28 points for the Wolfpack (22-14), but ACC player of the year made just six of his 14 free throw attempts, including one that could have tied it in the final minute of OT. WEST REGION (2) WISCONSIN 75 (15) AMERICAN 35 MILWAUKEE — Ben Brust scored 17 points and Wisconsin devastated American with a 22-5 run to close the first half in a 75-35 victory. (7) OREGON 87 (10) BYU 68

MILWAUKEE — Elgin Cook scored a career-high 23 points in a very happy homecoming, helping seventh-seeded Oregon beat 10th-seeded BYU 87-68. From wire reports


RECRUITING

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WR Bowman commits to USC while brother likely UNC-bound

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he Bowman brothers of Havelock, N.C., plan to take their athletic skills in different directions for college based on their commitment announcements made on Thursday. The older and more heralded of the pair, wide receiver Michael Bowman (6-feet-0-inches, 195 pounds) committed to the University of South Carolina for the 2015 football recruiting class. His younger brother, WR Kyran Bowman, made his pledge to North Carolina for the ‘17 class. He also plans to play basketball for the Tar Heels. Michael Bowman is considered one of the top WR prospects in the country. Last season, he had 52 catches for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns. His decision came down to USC and North Carolina State. The Gamecocks were the early leaders for him, but NCSU made up ground after he visited there last season. Ultimately though, he turned back to the Gamecocks. “The coaches,” Bowman said in explaining why he picked USC. “They made me feel like it’s home. It’s easy to make the decision because I’ve been there a lot and keeping in touch with coaches.” Bowman also had offers from Penn State, UNC, East Carolina, Georgia Tech and Tennessee. The Gamecocks have two players from Havelock, offensive tackle Corey Robinson and WR Pharoh Cooper. Bowman said he talked to Cooper a lot about USC and got positive reviews. He’s USC’s fifth commitment for the ‘15 class and the third WR. Offensive lineman Shane Lemieux of Yakima, Wash., is to visit USC today, the latest in a series of visits he’s making to schools that have offered him. He has already been to Washington, Washington State and Oregon. Lemieux’s father lives in Lancaster, and the two of them will hook up upon his arrival and make the ride to Columbia. Lemieux previously said he might visit Clemson as well on this trip, but at this point that visit is not definite. A new school has popped up for Lemieux, and it’s Miami. He might visit there on Saturday. He also is considering visiting ECU while in the Southeast. Lemieux has also been in touch with Alabama, UCLA and Southern California. USC and Oregon remain as his top two at this point. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush (6-2, 205) of Jersey City, N.J., projects as one of the top QB prospects in the country this season. He’s a dual threat as a passer and a runner. USC is one of his offers and Gamecock recruiter and QB coach GA Mangus is making a strong push. Wimbush plans to visit the Gamecocks and is excited about the opportunity USC offers. “They have a real exciting offense and I think I could fit in,” Wimbush said. “I’m looking at academics and opportunity for early playing time.” Wimbush also has offers from Miami, PSU, Boston College, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Florida, Louisiana State, Tennessee and others equaling about 20. He plans to cut his list down to about 10 in the next couple of weeks, and he wants to make his decision in June.

Wimbush visited Miami recently with his teammate, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, who also holds a USC offer. They may visit USC together, and they’ve discussed going to the same school. Wimbush visited BC and PSU last month and he also wants to visit Ohio State, Florida, VT and LSU in the weeks ahead. Former Greenwood High School and Shrine Bowl linebacker Da’Von Durant now attends Butler Junior College in Kansas. He is on track to graduate in December and will have three years to play two. As it appears now, he will spend those years at USC. Durant has offers from USC, Clemson, NCSU and Mississippi. He’s also drawing interest from LSU, Florida State, Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee. However, he was strong on the Gamecocks coming out of high school and that hasn’t changed. Durant talked on the phone last week with USC recruiter Kirk Botkin. “We’ve got a good relationship and we talk a lot,” Durant said. “He’s very interested and I’m very interested in them. I really like them a lot. I liked them coming out of high school and still feel that way. I’m leaning that way. It’s a good fit there. “I don’t have a No. 2. Carolina is definitely at the top and everybody else is about the same.” OL Tommy Hatton of Montvale, N.J., has 13 offers and wants more. USC is one of those that Hatton really wants. “I spoke with (USC assistant and OL) Coach (Shawn) Elliott today, as a matter of fact,” Hatton said on Sunday. “He is coming to see me work out sometime after April 15 and, hopefully, I’ll get an offer from them then.” After visiting USC last month, Hatton feels good about the Gamecocks. He was impressed with what he saw and said that USC had “a good feel.” He continues to familiarize himself with several schools through his visits. He was at BC over the weekend and is going to PSU this weekend. He also has been to Maryland and Rutgers. OL Paris Palmer of Lackawanna JC in Pennsylvania was offered last week by Miami. He also has offers from USC, ECU, PSU, Ohio State, Temple, Arizona State and South Florida.

CLEMSON The end of the recruiting process for OL Jake Fruhmorgen of Tampa. Fla., is near and right now the decision is between Clemson and Florida. Fruhmorgen attended Clemson’s junior day this month and stayed over to watch practice last week. “He enjoyed it; they rolled out the red carpet,” said father John Fruhmorgen, a former lineman at Alabama. “We met the president of the school. We went to dinner Saturday night with (Clemson head coach) Dabo (Swinney). We went to practice, which was the main reason we went up there, to see the culture of how they practice and the personnel. They are real short on tackles. It’s a good fit from that end of it. Jake is long enough to play tackle.” Fruhmorgen plans to make his decision within a couple of weeks and will hold an announcement at his school. He has been to Florida and the

plan is for one more trip to Gainesville in the next week or so to watch a practice. Fruhmorgen will graduate Phil Kornblut in December and enroll at RECRUITING his school of CORNER choice in January. Clemson is scheduled for a visit this weekend from WR George Campbell of Tarpon Springs, Fla. Campbell once was a Michigan commitment, but has opened things back up. Tight end Garrett Williams of Orlando, Fla., announced a final four from a list of nearly 30 offers. Clemson and USC were among those offers, and Clemson made the cut. Joining the Tigers in his final four are FSU, the perceived favorite, Auburn and Stanford. Williams’ father played for the Seminoles, but Williams has displayed a lot of interest in Clemson. Defensive lineman Kyle Henderson (6-2, 280) of Tampa made a visit to Clemson last week as part of a tour of schools he made with some teammates. He also visited Tennessee and Wake Forest. While at Clemson Henderson watched practice and talked with Swinney and recruiter Tony Elliott. Clemson has not yet offered Henderson, but he’s optimistic about one from the Tigers in a few weeks. “They said they are going to come down in the spring and they’ll probably offer me,” Henderson said, adding that a Clemson offer would lead to serious consideration from him. Henderson has offers from Mississippi State, Oregon State, Missouri, Cincinnati, Indiana, Central Florida, WF, Florida Atlantic and GT. LB Josh Bolar of Hampton, Ga., was at Clemson’s junior day earlier this month. Bolar had to sit out last season as a transfer and is waiting on offers to roll in. Bolar will attend a 3-day camp at Clemson this summer, and the Tigers are high on his list. Other schools showing interest in Bolar are Auburn, FSU, Alabama-Birmingham, UCLA, NCSU and Georgia State. LB Tyler Cooksey of Atlanta made an unofficial visit to Clemson last week. He has offers from GT, BC, Iowa, NCSU and UNC. Defensive end LaSamuel Davis of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School visited Clemson for the recent junior days. “I would say Clemson is in my top three,” Davis said. “I’m keeping that list to myself, but they’re definitely one of my favorites.” Davis is not far away from announcing his decision. He has set a tentative date for his decision sometime this June. Next up will be a visit to GT on March 26. His most recent offer was from ECU, his 17th. His other offers include Arizona State, Florida, NCSU, UNC, Kansas State, Southern Cal, UCLA, Tennessee, WF and VT. OL Drew Richmond of Memphis, Tenn., released his favorites list, which includes 11 schools. Clemson made the cut. The others on his list are Alabama, Auburn, FSU, LSU, Memphis, UNC, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and UCLA. He will take visits to

Auburn at the end of this month and to Tennessee and Clemson in April.

CLEMSON AND USC Highly touted LB Roquan Smith of Montezuma, Ga., released his top 12 list and USC and Clemson both made the cut. Smith listed his 12, in no order, as USC, Clemson, Auburn, UCLA, UGA, Florida, FSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Miami and Alabama. DE Marquavius Lewis of Hutchinson JC in Kansas will not be taking any visits during his upcoming spring break. The Greenwood native plans to stay in Kansas and won’t venture out to campuses until the summer. USC and Clemson are among his offers, and he talked with USC DL coach Deke Adams about a week ago. He has not heard from Clemson since getting the offer. Lewis has also talked recently with Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee. The latest to offer DE Austin Bryant (6-5, 248) of Thomasville, Ga., is USC. “Coach Botkin has been telling me they want to get me up there for a visit,” Bryant said. “I like South Carolina. They have produced a lot of NFL defensive linemen and they have a really good defensive coaching staff.” Bryant would like to visit Columbia this spring. Bryant also has a Clemson offer. His other offers include FSU, UGA, Alabama, UCLA, A&M, Florida, GT, Ole Miss, NCSU, Kentucky, PSU, Vanderbilt and Stanford. WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside of Dorman High in Roebuck was at Clemson’s junior day and plans to visit USC in the near future. He hopes to add both schools to his offer sheet. “Both schools want to see my athleticism in person, so I will definitely camp at Carolina and Clemson,” Arcega-Whiteside said. He just picked up offers from WF and James Madison. He also has offers from Elon and Appalachian State. DL DJ Jones of East Mississippi JC, a former standout at Wren High in Piedmont, stopped by Clemson briefly recently while home on spring break. Jones has not picked up any new offers since he got one from UGA. He also has offers from Clemson, USC, Alabama, FSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Southern Cal, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, UK, Arkansas and LSU. Jones has not yet worked up a favorites list. DB Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood couldn’t make it to

Clemson for the junior day, but stopped by the next day on his way back from a 7-on=7 event. Chalmers has offers from Clemson, USC, UNC, Duke, Stanford, WF, Tennessee, GT, Georgia Southern and Marshall. He might attend the Gamecocks’ junior day on March 29. Alabama OL commitment Dallas Warmack of Atlanta attended Clemson’s junior day. Warmack has been committed to Alabama since last July and has held firm to the pledge while visiting other schools. He has also been to Auburn as well as Alabama. USC also is an offer for Warmack and he has said he will visit there, too.

OTHERS WR Tavin Richardson of Byrnes High in Duncan recently picked up an offer from Virginia. The Cavaliers became the sixth Atlantic Coast Conference school to offer Richardson. He also has offers from Pittsburgh, Arkansas, BC, Cincinnati, Louisville, Illinois, Maryland, Ole Miss, Miami, GT, Mississippi State, UK and VT. Marshall is the third school to offer WR Markeyvious Adams of Greenwood. NCSU and App State are the other two. USC and Clemson have shown some interest in Adams, though he is unsure where he stands with the two instate programs. UNC, Duke, Louisville, FSU, Tennessee and UGA are other schools to have shown interest. WR Freddie Phillips of Pelion High was offered last week by Charlotte. He also has offers from UNC and NCSU. Phillips recently was awarded the overall athlete MVP at the VTO Elite 100 camp in Columbia.

BASKETBALL Adonis Delarosa, a 6-11 center from New York, helped lead his Christ the King High School team to the 2A Catholic League championship, scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. In an interview with SNY.tv after the game, Delarosa said he remains wide open on his college decision. USC is one of his offers. Delarosa also has offers from St. John’s, Fordham, Hofstra, Rutgers and Miami. He said he’s also considering Georgetown, Purdue, FSU, Wichita State and others. The big man said he‘ll start to take some official visits after his state tournament, which begins today.


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MARK MY WORDS: COMMENTARY

Communication always beats speculation A number of years ago, and quite by chance mind you, I received the best lesson ever on the art of communication. Two things about this lesson seem particularly appropriate to me. First, it happened here in my new home, Sumter, while I was playing in the Iris Festival Tennis Tournament some 30 years ago. And second, it occurred right smack in the middle of a doubles match. Here’s how the story goes. Bill and I are good friends and doubles partners, and we were playing against two guys we wanted to beat very badly. You know the kind of match I am talking about; these guys are going to call everyone in their area code and let them know if they beat us, so we just had to win this match. The first set wasn’t going so well, and my partner didn’t seem to be his usual supportive self. I think it is important for you to know that Bill was the stronger partner on our team and had carried me through more than a couple of tough spots. I was not playing up to normal standards, and I was beginning to perceive that my partner was a little hacked at my performance, especially in light of how much we wanted to win this match. Bill had little to say for at least two changeovers. You all know the feeling you have after missing a few easy balls and how the silence just seems to speak volumes. I vowed that on the next changeover I would break the silence and tell him that I would “get it together” by the next game. What happened next shocked me. Bill pulled me over to the

side of the court away from our opponents and told me that he was feeling quite ill, almost to the point of Mark throwing up. Reardon He said that in order for him to get through this match he needed to just concentrate on playing the points and not chat too much. He went on to tell me not to read anything into his body language or silence, especially after I missed a shot. He wasn’t aggravated at all; he was just trying to hang on. Naturally, I suggested we retire and get him off the court before his condition worsened. He wasn’t receptive to that idea at all, since this team rubbed both of us the wrong way, in a big way! The most immediate result from his revelation was now I had the real story about what was going on in his head instead of the conversation I had created for him. In an effort to help my partner, all of my concentration was now on the match instead of feeling defensive about how I was playing. The final result was that I played very focused and with no performance anxiety at all. I spent the rest of the match playing with more determination than I might have otherwise. Ultimately we went on to win the match. It is clear how my partner’s keen insight helped us to get over a tough spot in what was, to us, a very important match. I think the real lesson learned that day offers more practical applications in life than it does on the

tennis court. The two lessons learned that day are as follows: when my personality shows up differently than what is typical for me, for whatever reason (I’m sick, tired, upset, sad or just plan flat), then I can help my friends, family and coworkers out by letting them know that my change in behavior has nothing to do with them. In so doing, they can go about their day without adding my personality/mood swing to their own list of dayto-day stresses. This approach allows me to handle my problems without worrying them or by allowing them to help if they can. In any event, it puts an end to speculation about what might be going on between my ears. The second lesson, and probably the more valuable one, is that the story I create about what someone else may be thinking is at best speculative and at worst dead wrong. The better approach would be to go directly to the source and find out the real story. Being direct seems to be a better way to help quell mental fires that would eventually burn out of control if left unattended. My hopes in writing this article are that you will find some value in the lessons I learned from an old friend on the tennis court, and that those lessons will impact your life as they have mine. Mark my words. Mark Rearden has been the head tennis professional at Palmetto Tennis Center since June of 2010. In this column, he is not speaking on behalf of Palmetto Tennis Center or the City of Sumter.

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Crestwood pitcher Emily Horton throws during Wednesday’s 16-0 win over Timmonsville at the Lady Knights softball field.

LADY KNIGHTS FROM PAGE B1 make sure we don’t let a single turn into a triple or a routine fly ball drop in front of us. We can’t do those things.” Crestwood, which has a roster of 12 players, returns six players this year. Those players will provide a good nucleus for a team that has two seniors, three juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen. “We’ve just got to work at what we’ve got and hope we can bring about the most these young ladies can give us,” Ortmann said. “I’m excited about what we’ve seen so far. We’ve got some young ladies who really want to win and want to be out there.” Seniors Emily Horton and Kaci Dinkins provide a backbone for the team as its top two pitchers. They will also see time at both catcher and shortstop when they’re not on the mound. Tori Raymond, Johnia Parker and utility player Raven Bennett make up the rest of the infield. Samantha Stone, Dominque Edwards, Connie Griffin, Aaliyah McCall, Brianna Allen, Sabrora Lemon and Dee Jenkins will each see time in the outfield. “We’re dealing with some inexperienced players and some players that have never played the game before,” Ortmann said. “We’ve got to coach them from where they are, not where we want them to be, but we’ve just got to do a little coaching on them.” Crestwood went 8-9 last year in Ortmann’s first season.

So just how young are the Lady Generals? There are four juniors, two sophomores, three freshmen and three eighth-graders. They only lost two players from last year, while returning seven. Junior Emily DeMonte is the team’s main pitcher with junior Emily Nevels catching. Junior Sara Jackson moved from second base to first base. Eighth-graders Josie Reed, who plays second, and Carmen Silvester, who plays third, along with freshman Logan Morris at shortstop, complete the infield. Reed and Silvester have contributed both offensively and defensively thanks to their vast experience through travel ball. They also bat in the fourth and fifth spots, respectively, in the batting order. Junior Taylor Knudson

plays left field while sophomore Jordan Morris is in center after playing third last season. Freshman Victoria Bundy patrols right field. Freshman Lauren Jones and sophomore Kayla Posten complete the varsity roster and also see time. “I think we have pitching, we have defense,” Coach DeMonte. “We’re hitting the ball, but we’ve got to continue to work on hitting and getting our hitting stronger. (In order to win a state championship) I believe it comes down to whichever team can come out and put the bat on the ball.” Coach DeMonte said this year’s 2A preseason state tournament helped give the team some muchneeded experience against tough competition. “We were able to play eight games on Saturday and that helped seasoned this team, and that’s exactly what we needed.”

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DOWN UNDER FROM PAGE B1 The Cricket Ground, opened in 1882, has been transformed into a baseball field over a few weeks. The right- and left-field foul poles are each 328 feet from home plate and straightaway center field is 400 feet away. From all reports, balls have been carrying. The Dodgers defeated Australia’s national team 4-2 Thursday night in an exhibition that drew just 14,385. Yasiel Puig, batting .122 (5for-41) coming in, hit a tworun homer in the eighth, two innings after throwing out Mike Walker at the plate from right field. Miley will be pitching in place of Patrick Corbin, who has a partially torn ligament in his left elbow that may require seasonending surgery. Kershaw, the 2011 and 2013 NL Cy Young Award winner, will be making his first start since signing as $215 million, seven-year contract, the largest deal ever for a pitcher. “I don’t take for granted the contract,’’ Kershaw said Thursday. “It’s a really amazing thing that the Dodgers think enough of me to give me something like that. I understand the responsibilities that come with that. As long as you win, everything takes care of itself.’’ The Dodgers and Diamondbacks play each other nearly 20 times a season in the NL West, and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said this week that any teams would develop a healthy rivalry in such a situation. Last June, a brawl between the teams resulted

in the suspensions of eight players. And when the Dodgers clinched the West title in Phoenix, a decision by some of their players to jump in the Chase Field swimming pool angered some Diamondbacks. “I don’t know what their sentiment is, but for us, it’s just a new season,’’ Kershaw said. “We’re just going to play a game, not wonder what could or would happen. We’ve had our scuffles in the past and it should all be in the past. “Obviously their big name guys — Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, Martin Prado — some of these guys they have over there — they play the game the right way. I enjoy watching them play. It’s tough to beat them.’’ Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson plans to use Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius at shortstop over the two games as other teams discuss possible trades involving the infielders. With outfielder Cody Ross on the disabled list due to a hip injury, the Diamondbacks could carry two shortstops. “I’m probably going to play one of them each day,’’ Gibson said. “Not sure how I’m going to do it yet.’’ Los Angeles, which could overtake the New York Yankees as baseball’s biggest spender, went 92-70 last year and won the NL West title by 11 games over the Diamondbacks, then beat Atlanta in the best-of-five division series before losing to St. Louis in a 6-game NL championship.

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Arizona players train at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. The MLB season-opening 2-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Diamondbacks will be played here this weekend.


OBITUARIES

THE SUMTER ITEM

DOROTHY L. WILSON SUMMERTON — Dorothy Loretta Wilson was born July 7, 1953, in Clarendon County, to the late Judge and Jannie Bell Wilson. On Friday, March 14, 2014, God called her home to rest at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. She was predeWILSON ceased by one sister and two brothers. Survivors are one son, David (Diane) Wilson; five grandchildren; eight sisters; nine brothers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Summerton with the Rev. O’Donald Dingle, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to summertonfuneralhome@gmail.com. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Catherine W. Jackson, 2226 Bud Ross Road, Summerton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St., Summerton, (803) 4853755.

EMMA D. MOORE Emma Abrams DesChamps Moore, 54, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born July 3, 1959, in Sumter County, to Lillie Mae Bradford Abrams and the late Ernest Lynburg Abrams. She received her education in the MOORE public school system of Sumter County. She was employed by Target Distribution Center. Her survivors are her three children, Latoya Deschamps (James) and Katasha Deschamps, both of Mayesville, and Delvyn (Enwar) Deschamps of Fairborn, Ohio; her mother, Lillie Mae Abrams; five sisters, Nancy Gilliam (Joseph), Juanita Wilson, Beverly Abrams, Dora McFadden (Nathaniel) and Betty Lois Lenard (Felix); six brothers, Charles Abrams, Leroy Abrams, Michael Abrams (Barbara), Sammie Abrams (Odell), Ronnie Abrams and Clayton Abrams (Natasha); five grandchildren; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A son, Julius Deschamps, preceded her in death. The family will meet and greet from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 315 W. Fulton St., Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. James Blassingame, pastor, Elder Rickey Mickens, eulogist, assisted by Evangelists Julia Knox and Sylvia Miller. Burial will follow in New Hope Community Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of her sister, Betty “Lois” Abrams (Felix) Lenard, 1715 Elder Lane, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

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Bernice Perry Holliday, 86, widow of Doc Holliday, died Saturday morning, March 15, 2014, at Hospice HOLLIDAY House, Raleigh. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to the late James Wallace and Pattie Perry. She was educated at Lincoln Grammar School and New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle. She later pursued a career in nursing and worked at New York Infirmary Hospital, retiring in 1981 after 27 years. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in New Rochelle. She later joined First Calvary Baptist Church and Enon Baptist Church in Sumter. She later relocated to Angler, N.C., and joined the First Congregational Church of Raleigh. Survivors are two sons, Samuel (Lillian) McNeill of Angler and Dr. Kamae (Jeannette) McNeill of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Beatrice Priouleau of New Rochelle; one adopted sister, Beulah Jones of Staten Island, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-greatgrandchildren. Celebratory services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St., Manning, with the Rev. Donald R. Ingram Sr., pastor of First Congregational Church, Raleigh, officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Sumter. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

JULIA J. BOYD Julia Blondell James Boyd, 78, widow of Marion E. Boyd, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Born June 6, 1935, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Sam Jr. and Julia Fairey James. The family will receive friends at the home, 1286 Captains Log Road, Pinewood. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter.

SAMMIE LEE OLIVER MANNING — Sammie Lee Oliver, 76, husband of Christine Pearson Oliver, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. He was born Feb. 27, 1938, a son of the late Harry and Sarah Green Oliver. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1125 K.W. Hodge Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

TARA D. GRAHAM OLANTA — Tara Demetria Graham died Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral services for Tara Demetria Graham will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Believer’s Holiness Convention Center, 4301 US 52, Coward. Burial will follow in St. Mark AME Church, Truluck Road, Olanta. The family is receiving friends at the residence. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

TYRUS ARCHIE Tyrus “Stymmie” Archie, 33, departed this life on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Sumter County. He was born July 15, 1980, a son of Mattie Archie Wright and the late Albert “Sam” Brooks. He was married to Tiffany Lewis Archie in 2007. He attended the Sumter County public schools and graduated from Lakewood High School Class of 2000. As a youth, he followed in his father’s footsteps and developed a love for baseball. He continued his love for the game as an adult with the Expo’s Explosion baseball team of Wedgefield. He was employed by Harkins Moving & Storage Co. He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Mattie A. Wright; wife, Tiffany L. Archie; four children, Deontrae Charles, Tylaiah Archie, Tyraiana Archie and TyAvia Archie, all of Sumter; six siblings, Kevin (Latoya) June of Wedgefield, Alfreda (Eric) Archie, Tony Wright of Sumter, Gayle Bradley of Columbia, Thomas (Shontel) Wright of Atlanta and George Archie of Trenton, N.J.; a nephew and niece reared in the home as his siblings, Antione Bradley and Venitra Robinson of Wedgefield; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Archie will be placed in the gymnasium of Lakewood High School at noon Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakewood High School (gymnasium), 350 Old Manning Road, Sumter, with Elder Barrington Pierson, pastor of St. Paul Holiness Church, Sumter. Interment will follow at Bradford Cemetery, U.S. 5 South. The family is receiving friends at the home, 17 Sandra Court, Wedgefield. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.

RICHARD JENKINS Jr. Elder Richard Jenkins Jr., 74, husband of Shirley Ann

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 West Jenkins, departed this life on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia. He was born Jan. 15, 1940, in Sumter County, to the late Richard Sr. and Blanche Taylor Jenkins. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 867 Whatley St., Sumter. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

ANNIE LEE T. JOHNSON Mother Annie Lee Thomas Johnson, 87, widow of Deacon Leroy Johnson, departed this earthly life on Monday, March 17, 2014, at her home in Bishopville. Born July 18, 1926, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Leola Boykin Thomas. She was educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C. Mother Johnson later moved to Bishopville, where she met and married Leroy Johnson. She was an active member of Phifer Temple Church under the leadership of Elder Robert Phifer. After his passing, Mother Johnson became a member of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church. Knowing she could not merely attend church, Mother Johnson became active in the church and established a choir of young people known as the “Sunbeam Choir.” In 1979, Mother Johnson was ordained a licensed minister by Dr. Emma McBride, pastor of Fellowship Disciples of Christ Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. Soon after her calling to ministry, she founded and pastored Bible Way Holiness Church in Sumter, until she became ill. Her later church attendance was Lightwood Knot Deliverance under the leadership of Pastor Mary Price. Because of dedication to the will and plan of God, Mother Johnson leaves a legacy of prayer and worship to be celebrated by three children, Kenneth (Hattie) Thomas, Evangelist Leola Johnson and Lonnie (Dora Lee) Johnson; one adopted daughter, Susan Robinson; one daughter-in-law, Mary P. Johnson; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives and friends. She will also be greatly missed by four great-grandchildren who were instru-

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mental in helping with her care, Ja’Maurion, Cha’Niyah and Shakvra Johnson and Zinashia Samuel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Leroy Johnson; three children, Queen Ester Johnson, Sarah Pouge and Lucius Johnson; and one grandchild, Lucius Johnson Jr. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lee Central High School auditorium, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville, with Pastor Michael Woodham officiating and Evangelist Leola Johnson, eulogist. The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the home, 850 Lightwood Knot Road, Bishopville. The remains will be placed in the auditorium at noon. The procession will leave at 12:30 p.m. from the home. Flower girls will be granddaughters. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Burial will be in Cooksfield Cemetery, John D. Heriott Road, Dalzell. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc. rr.com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

WILLIAM L. JAMES William L. James died on Monday, March 17, 2014. He was born June 9, 1949. Surviving are his wife, Beverly James; four children, Sharonda James, Tawana Porter, Haasim Daniels and Lolonzo McCray; one sister, Colzie Harmon; four brothers, Lorenzo, Russell, McKinley and Arme Mona James; three brothers-in-law, Freddie, Errigh and Levan LaBoo; one sister-in-law, Diane Smith; and a host of family and friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Chapel AME, 471 Lynam Road, Sumter, with Pastor James Sutton. Interment will follow in Allen Chapel AME Church cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 198 Ida Lane, Mayesville. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.


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Smithsonian goes punk with Blondie film BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH The Smithsonian Institute has been called “America’s attic,” a repository of everything worth saving, and then some. If so, you have to figure there are a lot of records up there, including Blondie’s “Parallel Lines,” the subject of the documentary “Blondie’s New York” (10 p.m., Smithsonian). The film sets out to pinpoint the moment in musical history when the raucous energy of punk rock was tamed for commercial purposes and when the gritty spirit of a filthy city teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and social breakdown was distilled into a musical moment. Well, “Blondie’s New York” wants to do those things, but doesn’t come close. At its best, it’s a very good, if awkwardly written and strangely perfunctory, documentary about producing a record album, something VH1 might have done a decade or so ago, before “Behind the Music” began to pull the focus from music to gossip and lurid tabloid scandal. Australian music producer Mike Chapman returns to the studio along with members of Blondie, including singer Debbie Harry, to recall the painful and laborious process of laying down the tracks. As with the case of most people well into middle age recalling the events of their youth, there are conflicting accounts. But it offers a fascinating glance at the decision-making process that led to well-known songs. The album, released in 1978, would go on to sell 20 million copies worldwide and generate six singles, including “One Way or Another,” “Sunday Girl,” “Hanging on the Telephone” and, most notably, “Heart of Glass.” Younger viewers may also enjoy it for a glance at making records in the pre-digital era. “Blondie” wobbles when it departs from music production, offering a slapdash history of 1970s New York and the punk music scene. It pays lip service to those who criticized the band for “selling out” and departing the purity of the club scene, and even for using disco to chase record sales. Then — and now — such arguments miss the point. Bands like Blondie and the Ramones were not anti-commercial. Both sought radio play and success. If they were rebelling against anything, it was a music scene that had embraced belabored

seven-minute singles, pompous concept albums and “rock operas.” For an example of that, see “Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same” (9 p.m., VH1 Classic). Blondie wanted to return pop and rock music to snappy singles that were fun, furious and mercifully short. And with “Parallel Lines,” the band came close. • “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way” (9 p.m., Showtime) recalls the Forest Hills, N.Y., congresswoman who became the first woman nominated for vice president. • Hey, remember that war in Afghanistan? “Fault Lines” (9 p.m., Al Jazeera America) offers a look at the conflict from the other side, with “On The Front Lines With the Taliban.”

CULT CHOICE Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters and Rod Steiger star in “The Loved One” (12:15 a.m., TCM), director Tony Richardson’s 1965 adaptation of novelist Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Southern California eccentrics and the American funeral industry.

TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS • Keegan gets too close to a case on “Rake” (8 p.m., Fox, TV14). • A homicide investigation culminates at a carnival on “Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • Virginia thinks she saw a ghost on “Raising Hope” (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • Bees consume evidence on “Hannibal” (10 p.m., NBC, TV14). • A trap is set on “Helix” (10 p.m., Syfy, TV-14).

SERIES NOTES “Dateline NBC” (8 p.m.) * Boyd backslides on “Last Man Standing” (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) * Two episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CW, TV-14) * An invite from Debbie’s mother (Rhea Perlman) on “The Neighbors” (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Not quite cricket on “Shark Tank” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Zoe enjoys time with Mom on “Hart of Dixie” (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG).

LATE NIGHT Tyler Perry, John Caparulo, Grace Helbig and Bobby Lee

AROUND TOWN Free income tax filing services and FAFSA applications will be provided through April 15 as follows: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, 3-8 p.m. Saturdays, appointments only on Sundays, Goodwill Job-Link Center, 1028 Broad St., (803) 774-5006; and 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Lee County Adult Education, 123 E. College St., Bishopville, (803) 484-4040. For details or appointments, call Ms. Samuels at (803) 240-8355. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will offer free income tax assistance and electronic filing for taxpayers with low to middle incomes. All ages are welcome and you do not have to be an AARP member. Assistance will be available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15 at the Shepherd’s Center, 24 Council St. Call Lynda at (803) 469-8322. The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. today at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. All area veterans are invited. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will hold a dinner fundraiser 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Lincoln High School gymnasium, 26 Council St. Cost: $7 per dinner and includes fish, red rice, sweet peas and drink. Dine in or take out. Call (803) 968-4173. The Lincoln High School Class of 1960 will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the alumni building on Council Street. All classmates are invited. Call Lucile Davis at (803) 775-6253. The Sumter County Walks Series will offer “Warm-up, Walk and Exercise” at noon Saturday, March 22, starting at the Sumter YMCA on Miller Road. Warm up exercises, taught by Kim Harrill, will precede the walk along Shot Pouch Creek. Open to the public. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will meet for the third annual fashion show review from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at 310 Palmetto St. The Sumter Branch NAACP will hold its annual WIN (Women in the NAACP) Program at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St. The Rev. Debbie Bowens-Davis will speak.

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Blondie band members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein appear in the Smithsonian Channel documentary “Blondie’s New York” airing at 10 p.m. appear on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!, r) * Ice Cube appears on “The Arsenio Hall Show” (syndicated, check local listings, r) * Kaitlyn Farrington, Lupita Nyong’o and Little Dragon appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS, r) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Kevin Bacon, Jeff Musial, Ty Dolla $ign and Ann Wilson on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) *

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 p.m., ABC) is a repeat * Zosia Mamet visits “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Zooey Deschanel, Vera Farmiga, Julia Mancuso and Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS, r). Copyright 2014, United Feature Syndicate

The Swan Lake Garden Walks begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 24. Naturalist Austin Jenkins, of USC Sumter, will guide an exploration of nature’s wonders. Walks will also be offered at the same time on Monday, April 7, and Monday, April 14. Meet at the Swan Lake Visitors Center. The Sumter County Educators Association-Retired will meet at noon Wednesday, March 26, at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. New members are encouraged to join. Call Brenda at (803) 469-6588. In recognition of March being Credit Education Month, the Sumter County Library will host “Lunch and Learn: Smart Investing and Banking Tips” with a representative from Wells Fargo at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at 111 N. Harvin St. Bring your lunch and enjoy this free presentation while you eat.


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LEGAL NOTICES Legal Notice PUBLIC AUCTION Public Auction held by Harkins Moving & Storage 885 S. Guignard Dr. Sumter, SC 29150 on 3/26/2014 at 10:00 AM. one unit consist of misc boxes with contents and used household furniture. No telephone call please.

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Summons & Notice YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to represent said minor(s) within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. Columbia, South Carolina February 27, 2014 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED:

Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Krisha Aisha, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license permit that will allow the sale ON premises consumption of Beer & Wine at 356 Manning Ave. Suite B, Sumter, SC 29150. To object to the issuance of this permit / license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 6, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110.

Liquor License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Krisha Aisha, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Liquor at 356 Manning Ave., Sumter, SC 29150. To object to the issuance of this permit / license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 6, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110.

Summons & Notice

YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on January 9, 2014. Columbia, South Carolina February 27, 2014

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) J. Pamela Price (SC Bar # 014336) Laura R. Baer (SC Bar # 101076) Mary R. Powers (SC Bar # 16534) H. Guyton Murrell (SC Bar # 064134) John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635) Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444

SUMMONS

Public Hearing

IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET # 2014-DR-43-012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wm. Karl Newman, Jr. Plaintiff vs. Kristie L. Harris Defendant TO THE NAMED:

DEFENDANT

ABOVE

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscribers, Coffey, Chandler, Kent & McKenzie, at their offices, 2 N. Brooks Street, Manning, South Carolina, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for a judgment by default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. COFFEY, CHANDLER & MCKENZIE, PA Attorneys for the Plaintiffs 2 N. Brooks Street Manning, S.C. 29102 (803) 435-8915

SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-1635 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER PHH Mortgage Corporation , Plaintiff, v. Stephanie Nicole McClellan a/k/a Stephanie N. McClellan; Stephen M. McClellan; Alexander C. Haskell; Defendant(s). (011227-01257) TO THE DEFENDANT(S), Alexander C. Haskell: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 900 Perry Blvd, Sumter, SC 29154, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 207-07-02-019, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Ste 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the County Council of Sumter County, South Carolina (the "County"), in County Council Chambers located at 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, South Carolina, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, on Tuesday April 8, 2014, or at such other location as proper notice on the main entrance to the said building might specify. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider an Ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2014A or such other appropriate series designation, of Sumter County, South Carolina, in the principal amount of not exceeding $2,500,000 (the "Bonds"). The proceeds of the Bonds will be used for: (i) funding capital projects and equipment acquisition; (ii) paying costs of issuance of the Bonds (hereinafter defined); and (iii) such other lawful purposes as the Council shall determine. The full faith, credit, and taxing power of the County will be pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds and a tax, without limit, will be levied on and collected annually, in the same manner other County taxes are levied and collected, on all taxable property of the County sufficient to pay to principal of and interest on the Bonds as they respectively mature and to create such sinking fund as may be necessary therefor. At the public hearing all taxpayers and residents of the County and any other interested persons who appear will be given an opportunity to express their views for or against the Ordinance and the issuance of the Bonds.

COUNTY COUNCIL OF SUMTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

Notice of Sale NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1710 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Mortgage Investors Corporation, against Van A. Anderson a/k/a Van Alan Anderson, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and is described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land situate, lying and being in Stateburg Township, Sumter County, South Carolina, delineated as Lot

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306 of Autumn Lakes of Autumn Place Subdivision on a plat prepared by Michael C. Turbeville, III RLS, dated July 11, 2002 and recorded in Plat Book 2002 at Page 402 in the RMC Office for Sumter County and bounded and measuring as shown on the aforesaid plat which is incorporated by reference.

for Sumter County on June 16, 2003, in Deed Book 893 at Page 1147.

demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

TMS Number: 134-04-04-013 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2600 Turning Leaf Ln, Dalzell, SC This being the same property conveyed to Van A. Anderson by deed of Guardian Builders, Inc., dated June 11, 2003, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds

TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 2.5% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency

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Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search

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Notice of Sale performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Chanda C. Bradley, C/A No. 10-CP-43-2399, The following property will be sold on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon, lying,


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being and situate in the Providence Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 19, consisting of 2.00 acres, "Dogfennel" Subdivision, Phase 1, on a plat prepared by Walker, Parr, & Associates, Inc., dated January 18, 2001, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001, Page 225. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, reference to said plat is hereby craved for the particulars as to the metes, courses, distances, shapes, measurements and boundaries of said lot. This property is more commonly known as 5260 Cannery Road, Dalzell, SC, and is shown on the Sumter County Assessor's tax maps as parcel number 192-00-01-101. Derivation: Book 1026 at Page 00816 5260 Cannery Rd, Dalzell, SC 29040 1920001101, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #10-CP-43-2399. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011784-17016 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1084873

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-CP-43-0795 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, against Sammy C. Smith and Violet E. Seldon-Smith, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his/her agent, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying, and being in the Township of Privateer, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #251, containing 0.70 acre, of Lakewood Links, Phase VI, as shown on that certain Plat prepared for James F. Oakley, by Louis W. Tisdale, RLS, dated July 12, 1995, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Mesne Conveyance for Sumter County in Plat Book 95 at Page 658, and leaving such metes and bounds as are shown on said Plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted under Section 30-5-25 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina.

TMS Number: 223-10-01-005 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3025 Tidewater Dr, Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Sammy C. Smith by deed of James F. Oakley and Rose C. Walker, dated June 16, 2000, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 20, 2000, in Deed Book 725 at Page 342. Thereafter, by deed recorded February 4, 2008, in Book 1099 at Page 3421, Sammy C. Smith conveyed half his interest in the subject property to Violet E. Smith, thereby making Sammy C. Smith and Violet E. Smith the current titleholders of record. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 5.875% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps.

FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE 2010-CP-43-2256 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. against Harold R. Waynick, Jr.; Gail C. Waynick; Lakewood Links Property Owners Association, Inc., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 PM, at County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the Township of Privateer, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, containing 1.78 acres, more or less, and being shown and delineated as Lot No. 1 of Lakewood Subdivision on that plat prepared by Thomas M. Reynolds, PLS, dated December 21, 1995 and recorded in Plat Book 96 at Page 43 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This property is known as 341 Lakewood Drive, Sumter, SC. This being the identical property conveyed to Gail C. Waynick by Deed of Roberto Z. Lagarde dated January 5, 1995 and recorded January 13, 1995 in Deed Book 616 at Page 754. Subsequently, Gail C. Waynick conveyed the subject property to Harold R. Waynick, Jr. and Gail C. Waynick by Deed dated February 16, 2006 and recorded February 24, 2006 in Deed Book 1017 at Page 1987. TMS No. 223-15-02-002 Property Address: 340 Lakewood Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of said bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the successful bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said defaulting bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.5000%. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. The Honorable Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Riley, Pope & Laney, LLC, Post Office Box 11412, Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 799-9993 Attorneys for Plaintiff 1085095

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-2025 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Trustmark National Bank v. Waddell Mack, III, Flossie A. Mack, and North Star Capital Acquisition, LLC, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder: That lot of land with improvements thereon situate in Concord Township, Sumter County, South Carolina represented on plat of Edmunds Land Surveyors, Inc., dated August 31, 1995, recorded in the Sumter County RMC Office in Plat Book 95 at Page 1074. This is the identical property conveyed to Waddell Mack III and Flossie A. Mack by deed of Industry Mortgage Company, L.P., dated March 29, 1999 and recorded March 21, 1999, in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Book 736 at page 593.

TMS No.: 266-16-01-011

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is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County.

1996, and filed for record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, at Page 805; less, however, that 2,831 square foot parcel deeded to the South Carolina Department of Transportation by deed dated February 25, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 17, 1999, in Volume 734, at Page 1577. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976, as amended), reference to said plat is hereby craved for particulars of the boundaries and measurements of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina and is represented on the maps of Sumter County as Tax Parcel No. 206-00-04-018. This being the same property conveyed to John E. Gardenhire by deed of Annie C. Bradham and Allene C. Burgess, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Robert A. Burgess, Jr. dated July 10, 1997 and recorded July 13, 1997 in Book 679, Page 1879, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, John E. Gardenhire conveyed to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. and Nancy Jo Gardenhire by deed dated June 27, 2002 and recorded June 28, 2002 in Book 847, Page 626, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, Nancy Jo Gardenhire conveyed all of her interest to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. by deed dated January 17, 2008 and recorded January 22, 2008 in Book 1099, Page 171, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina 29154 TMS No. 206-00-04-018 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the SUMTER County Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.52% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL SUMTER COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS AND RESTRITIONS OF RECORD. Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF: Samuel D. Fleder, S.C. Bar No. 79819 Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP P.O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Telephone (919) 250 2000 Of Counsel: McDonnell & Associates, P.A. 2442 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 1081716

senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States (non-IRS) 1 (one) year right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.ยง 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order.

A personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will remain open after the date of sale for a period of thirty (30) days pursuant to South Carolina Code ยง15-39-720 (1976, as amended), unless the deficiency is waived. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.500% per annum. However, the plaintiff reserves its right to waive deficiency up to the time of the sale. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Jeffrey L. Silver S.C. Bar No. 5104 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300 Post Office Box 11656 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 252-7689

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 13-CP-43-1885 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff, -vsLemonica D. Nero a/k/a Lemonica Duevell Nero and I.S.P.C., Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. vs. Lemonica D. Nero a/k/a Lemonica Duevell Nero and I.S.P.C., I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, lot or tract of land, together with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being located in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, known and designated as LOT 411 and being more particularly shown and delineated on a plat of EAGLES NEST, PHASE 2, prepared by Michael C. Turbeville, III, P.L.S. No. 12524, dated October 2, 1998 and recorded February 3, 2000 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume PB2000 at Page 74; said lot having such metes and bounds as reference to said plat will show, all measurements being a little more or less. INCLUDED HEREWITH and being permanently attached to the real estate a 2009 Giles Manufactured Home, 28 x 56, Serial No. GM9157AB, which by intention of all parties, shall constitute a part of the realty and shall pass with it. This being the identical property conveyed to Lemonica Duevell Nero by deed of Beau S. King dated May 8, 2009 and recorded May 14, 2009 in Book 1123 at Page 227 in the Sumter County Register of Deeds Office.

TMS #: 153-01-02-012 Physical Address: 4825 Solstice Dr., Dalzell, SC 29040 SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master In Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.75% per annum. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County

SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES.

Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff

Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property.

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity for Sumter County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder).

Richard L. Booth

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ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE Case No. 2013-CP-43-01066 DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED, BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company v. John E. Gardenhire, Sr. a/k/a John Gardenhire, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will hold a sale on April 7, 2014 at 12:00PM at the Sumter County Courthouse Room 211,141 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 selling the following described property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as a 7.75 acres tract on that certain plat by Carl J. Croft, RLS, dated July 30,

Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2010-CP-43-1579 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP vs. Gregory T. Wiley, Tamiko A. Wiley, United States of America acting by and through its Agent, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and CACH, LLC, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on April 7, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING, AND BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PROVIDENCE, COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT #84, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT PREPARED BY MICHAEL C. TURBEVILLE, III, RLS, DATED DECEMBER 12, 2005, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 2006 AT PAGE 2, AND HAVING SUCH METES AND BOUNDS AS ARE SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, THIS DESCRIPTION IN LIEU OF METES AND BOUNDS, AS PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE 1976 CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS AMENDED. THIS IS THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED UNTO GREGORY T. WILEY AND TAMIKO A. WILEY BY DEED OF DAVIS & ROSS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., RECORDED AUGUST 31, 2006 IN BOOK 1043 AT PAGE 467. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2530 Navigator Circle, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS: 152-09-02-005 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other

Notice of Sale

The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 13-CP-43-1993 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, -vsShawn Lewis and South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Shawn Lewis and South Carolina Department of Revenue, I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All those certain pieces, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the Privateer Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina with the improvements thereon and being shown and delineated as Lots 4 & 5 in Pocalla Subdivision on a plat of Julian B. Allen, RLS dated March 8, 1979 and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-42 at page 333. Said lots being bounded and measuring as follows: on the North by lands of Newman and measuring thereon 212.50 feet; on the East by lands of Pocalla Village as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book Z-23 at page 32 and measuring thereon 174.25 feet; on the South by Rogers Avenue whereon it fronts and measuring thereon 210.95 feet; and on the West by Lot No. 3 and measuring thereon 198.9 feet; be all of said measurements, a little more or less and according to said plat. This being the same property conveyed to Shawn Lewis by deed of John Lewis, recorded March 21, 2002 in vol.836 at page 656 in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County.

TMS #: 2240501027 Physical Address: 401 Rogers Ave., Sumter, SC 29154 SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master In Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.0% per annum. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2013-CP-43-01992 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association against, Pete R. Sims, and Stella Sims, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12 pm, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

and

Property

Being shown and designated as Lot No. 11, Block "B", of a Subdivision of Lots on that certain Plat by Joseph Palmer, C.E., dated July 9, 1941 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book S-5 at Page 109. This being the same property conveyed to Pete R. Sims and Joanne S. Coward by Deed of Hannie Watson Richbourg a/k/a Hannie W. Richbourg, dated May 19, 1999 and recorded June 15, 1999 in Book 743 at Page 1599 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Pete R. Sims and Joanne S. Coward conveyed said property unto Pete R. Sims, by Deed dated July 27, 2006 and recorded October 2, 2006 in Book 1047 at Page 1232 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Pete R. Sims conveyed said property unto Pete R. Sims and Stella Sims, as Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship, by Deed

dated January 6, 2010 and recorded February 24, 2010 in Book 1135 at Page 3959 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina.

17 Gerald Street, Sumter, S.C. 29150 TMS # 248-09-04-034 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of Seven And 375/1000 percent (7.375%) to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within Twenty (20) days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Master in Equity For Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-00842 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee for holders of Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-RP4 vs. Annie Blanding; James C. Alexander, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on April 7, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL AND LOT OF LAND, WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 55 OF GUIGNARD PARK, SECTION NO. 1, AS SHOWN IN PLAT BOOK Z-31 AT PAGE 43, AND MORE RECENTLY AND PARTICULARLY SHOWN ON A PLAT BY JOSEPH R. EDWARDS, RLS, DATED MAY 18, 1988, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 88 AT PAGE 533, RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ANNIE BLANDING BY DEED DATED JUNE 23, 2000 AND RECORDED JUNE 28, 2000 IN BOOK 775, PAGE 1670 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUNTER COUNTY.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1006 Spaulding Avenue, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS: 2261102013 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.94% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff


CLASSIFIEDS

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 Notice of Sale

Notice of Sale

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CASE NO. 2013-CP-43-962

price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.39% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-1437. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 012044-00236 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1085555

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee on behalf of Green Tree 2008-MH1, against The Estate of Eddie Samuels and Roland Samuels, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 noon, at Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder. All that piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situated in the Mayesville Township, of Sumter County, State of South Carolina, which parcel is represented as Lot 15, Block K in the Mayesville East Subdivision, on that certain plat made by J.P. Edwards, RLS, dated February 21, 1978, and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book Z40, at Page 416. That according to said plat the within parcel is bound and measures as follows: On the North by Lot No. 9 of said Block and measuring thereon 41.64 feet; on the Northeast by property now or formerly of J.E. Mayes and measuring on the boundary of 37.67 feet; on the East by Lot No. 16 of said Block and measuring thereon 165.0 feet; on the South and fronting on 3rd Street and measuring thereon 95.0 feet; and, on the West by Lot No. 14 and measuring thereon 249.2 feet. Be all of said measurements a little more or less and according to said plat herein referred. This being the identical property conveyed to Eddie Samuels by deed from Willie M. Jeff, dated March 22, 1995, recorded April 10, 1995, in the Office of the Sumter County Register in Book 621, Page 93. Subsequently, Eddie Samuels conveyed one-half of his interest to Roland Samuels by deed executed on February 10, 2000, and recorded on March 9, 2000, in Book 766 at Page 1020. Subsequently, Roland Samuels a/k/a Roland Samuel conveyed his one half interest in the property to Daisy B. Samuel by deed executed on July 31, 2003, and recorded on August 4, 2003, in Book 901 at Page 432. Together with that certain 1996 Destiny mobile home, Serial No. 048322A&B.

Property commonly known as: 4085 Third Street, Mayesville, SC 29104 TMS Number: 3098201014 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. The purchaser to pay for papers and recording fees for deed, and that the successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff herein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equityfor Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to 5% of the amount of the bid, by 4:00 pm on the day of the sale and bid or immediately if directed by the Judge, same to be applied on the purchase money only upon compliance with the bid, but in case of non-compliance within twenty (20) days, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's Judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at th risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The property will be sold subject to any past due or accruing property taxes, assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the interest rate of 8.5% per annum. The Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchases at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina CRAWFORD & VON KELLER, LLC PO Box 4216 Columbia, SC 29240 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: OneWest Bank FSB vs. Gerlinde Brown; Ronald Snethen a/k/a Ronald L. Snethen; Ray Snethen a/k/a Raymond L. Snethen; Roxanne Snethen Brown a/k/a Roxanne S. Brown; Hector Snethen a/k/a Hector R. Snethen; Todd Klavon; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; CACH, LLC; Cord Montoya; The United States of America by and through its agency The Internal Revenue Service; The United States of America by and through its agency the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Rhonda Springer a/k/a Rhonda Sprenger, C/A No. 13-CP-43-1437, The following property will be sold on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Privateer, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #29, as shown on that certain plat prepared by J.P. Edwards, RLS, dated September 8, 1972, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in plat Book Z-32 at Page 133, and having such metes and bounds as are shown on said plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Derivation: Book 1134 at Page 003955 2746 Catie Circle, Sumter, SC 29150 223-14-01-012, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 13-CP-43-1885 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff, -vsLemonica D. Nero a/k/a Lemonica Duevell Nero and I.S.P.C., Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. vs. Lemonica D. Nero a/k/a Lemonica Duevell Nero and I.S.P.C., I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, lot or tract of land, together with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being located in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, known and designated as LOT 411 and being more particularly shown and delineated on a plat of EAGLES NEST, PHASE 2, prepared by Michael C. Turbeville, III, P.L.S. No. 12524, dated October 2, 1998 and recorded February 3, 2000 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume PB2000 at Page 74; said lot having such metes and bounds as reference to said plat will show, all measurements being a little more or less. INCLUDED HEREWITH and being permanently attached to the real estate a 2009 Giles Manufactured Home, 28 x 56, Serial No. GM9157AB, which by intention of all parties, shall constitute a part of the realty and shall pass with it. This being the identical property conveyed to Lemonica Duevell Nero by deed of Beau S. King dated May 8, 2009 and recorded May 14, 2009 in Book 1123 at Page 227 in the Sumter County Register of Deeds Office.

Notice of Sale

J. SCHLAGER BY DEED OF MICHAEL C. WATSON DATED JULY 20, 1999 AND RECORDED AUGUST 10, 1999 IN BOOK 749 AT PAGE 467, IN THE RECORDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF S O U T H C A R O L I N A . THEREAFTER, IVAN J. SCHLAGER CONVEYED HIS INTEREST TO REBECCA H. SCHLAGER DATED APRIL 28, 2008 AND RECORDED APRIL 28, 2008 IN BOOK 1104 AT PAGE 002877, IN THE RECORDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER, REBECCA E. HARDEE, F/K/A REBECCA H. SCHLAGER CONVEYED HER INTEREST BACK TO IVAN J. SCHLAGER DATED MARCH 21, 2013 AND RECORDED MARCH 28, 2013 IN BOOK 1185 AT PAGE 00548, IN THE RECORDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1019 Cutleaf Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS: 203-1605-008 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.ยง 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE

Physical Address: 4825 Solstice Dr., Dalzell, SC 29040

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 13-CP-43-2033

SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master In Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

Green Tree Servicing LLC

TMS #: 153-01-02-012

The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.75% per annum. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-01385 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Ivan Charleton Josh Schlager; Othniel Wienges Jr.; Carolyn Wienges; Cynthia White; Robert Wiviott; Wiviott Investments, LLC; United States of America, acting by and through its agency, Department of Justice; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury-Internal Revenue Service; The Willows Homeowners Association, Inc.;, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on April 7, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED BY EDWARDS LAND SURVEYORS DATED DECEMBER 17, 1998 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 98 AT PAGE 1396, AND ALSO DESIGNATED AS LOT 27B ON A PLAT PREPARED BY EDWARDS LAND SURVEYORS DATED MARCH 26, 1999 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 99 AT PAGE 451, OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY. PURSUANT TO SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, (1976, AS AMENDED) REFERENCE TO SAID PLATS IS HEREBY MADE FOR THE METES, BOUNDS, COURSES AND/OR DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY DELINEATED THEREON. THIS PROPERTY IS KNOWN AS 1019 CUTLEAF DRIVE AND IS SHOWN ON THE AUDITOR'S MAP OF SUMTER COUNTY AS PARCEL 203-16-05-008. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO IVAN

Plaintiff, -vsJames S. Regnier and Kimberly P. Regnier, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. James S. Regnier and Kimberly P. Regnier, I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with any improvements thereon, if any, situate Rafting Creek Township, School District No. 2, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, represented as Lot (tract) No. 4 containing 4.82 areas. more or less on that certain plat of D.D. Edmunds dated August 31, 1987 and recorded in Plat Book 87, page 1371. this said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This is the same property generally known as 7130 Boire Lane, Sumter, SC. Represented by Sumter County Parcel No. 078-00-02-009. LESS, however, all that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Rafting Creek Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina containing 1.13 acres as shown on that certain plat of Thomas Broadway dated May 31, 2001 and recorded in Plat book 2002, page 299 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter. This being the identical property conveyed to James S. Regnier and Kimberly P. Regnier by deed of Gardenia C. Wright dated June 18, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1083, page 285 on June 21, 2007.

TMS#: 078-00-02-009 Physical Address: 7130 Borie Ln, Rembert, SC 29128 SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master In Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.625% per annum.

Notice of Sale Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County

Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Flagstar Bank, FSB vs. Crystal Mack; Erica Mack, a minor; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Eric Mack, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Foxcroft Homeowners Association of Sumter, Inc.;, C/A No. 13-CP-43-1010, The following property will be sold on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 135, Section I of Foxcroft Subdivision, as shown on that certain Plat of Louis W. Tisdale, R.L.S., dated February 15, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2005 at Page 150, revised on August 8, 2005 and recorded in Plat Book 2005 at Page 385, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property is known as 3200 Foxcroft Circle, Sumter, SC. Derivation: Book 1104 at Page 323 3200 Foxcroft Circle, Sumter, SC 29154 206-15-03-016, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-1010. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 010853-00483 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1085551 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2014 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a Bank of New York, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Alternative Loan Trust 2006-43CB, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-43CB vs. Debra M. Allen a/k/a Debra Allen; Hunters Crossing of Sumter Homeowners Assn., Inc.; Firstar Homes, Inc. a/k/a Firstar Homes, Inc. d/b/a Great Southern Homes, Inc.;, C/A No. 13-CP-43-1682, The following property will be sold on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot 98 of Hunters Crossing Subdivision, Phase 1, Section 2 as more fully shown on a plat thereof prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, RLS, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2006 at Page 282; which plat is incorporated herein by this reference and having such metes, bounds, courses and distances, being a little more or less, as by this reference to said plat will more fully appear. Derivation: Book 1053 at Page 1414 1740 Mossberg Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 187-12-03-005, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-1682. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011847-03191 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1085558 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-2221 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of PNC Bank, National Association, against Jared N. Benenhaley, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that lot, piece, parcel or tract of land, with building and improvements thereon, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State

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of South Carolina, being more particularly described as Lot 503 of Eagle Nest Subdivsion, Phase I according to a plat of survey prepared for Longtown Investments, LLC by Michael C. Tuberville, III, PLS, on July 9,1998, which plat is recorded in Plat Book 98 at Page 1002 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. This is the property known as 140 Executive Circle, Dalzell, South Carolina bearing Sumter County tax map number: 134-05-01-015.

PLAT FOR THE EXACT METES AND BOUNDS OF SAID PROPERTY, THE PLAT BEING INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. THIS PROPERTY IS ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 2510805021 ON THE TAX MAP FOR SUMTER COUNTY.

TMS Number: 134-05-01-015 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 140 Executive Circle, Dalzell, SC ALSO: 1999 Horton, Serial Number: H208713GL&R This being the same property conveyed to Jared N. Benenhaley by deed of Courtney K. Fly, dated January 12, 2012, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on January 18, 2012, in Deed Book 1165 at Page 2160. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 3.75% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present.

ALSO, ALL OF MY RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY, SUCH AS SAID RIGHT MAY EXIST, WITH ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, THIS BEING THAT PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT 50 ON THE PLAT OF PALMER AND MALONE, DATED NOVEMBER 14, 1946, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK ZZ5 AT PAGE 213. PURSUANT TO SOUTH CAROLINA STATUTE, REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO SAID PLAT FOR THE EXACT METES AND BOUNDS OF SAID PROPERTY, WITH THE PLAT BEING INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. THIS PROPERTY IS SET FORTH ON THE SUMTER COUNTY TAX MAP AS LOT NUMBER 2510805026. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY WAS CONVEYED TO NATHANIEL QUICK BY DEED OF PEGGY PRINGLE DATED JULY 1, 2008 AND RECORDED ON JULY 3,2008 IN BOOK 1108 AT PAGE 3306 AND RERECORDED ON OCTOBER 10, 2008 IN BOOK 1113 AT PAGE 2580; AND BY DEED OF SYLVIA JACKSON DATED JUNE 6, 2008 AND RECORDED ON JUNE 6, 2008 IN BOOK 1107 AT PAGE 774 AND RERECORDED ON OCTOBER 10, 2008 IN BOOK 1113 AT PAGE 2588; AND BY DEED OF WILLIS PRINGLE DATED JUNE 2, 2008 AND RECORDED ON JUNE 6, 2008 IN BOOK 1107 AT PAGE 771 AND RERECORDED ON OCTOBER 10, 2008 IN BOOK 1113 AT PAGE 2583; AND BY DEED OF ELVIS PRINGLE DATED JUNE 2, 2008 AND RECORDED ON JUNE 6, 2008 IN BOOK 1107 AT PAGE 767 AND RERECORDED OCTOBER 10, 2008 IN BOOK 1113 AT PAGE 2576 ALL IN THE RECORDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 33 Dant Street, Sumter, SC 29150

The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record.

TMS: (Lot 50) 251-08-05-026 and (Lot 18) 251-08-05-021

Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property.

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.06% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States (non-IRS) 1 (one) year right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.ยง 2410(c).

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Beneficial Financial I Inc. vs. Diana L. Decker; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Internal Revenue Service; C/A No. 13-CP-43-2070, The following property will be sold on April 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot 227 of Hilldale Subdivision on that certain plat prepared by Julian B. Allen, RLS, dated June 30, 1978, and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-41 at Page 257. The said lot has such boundaries, metes, 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 South Carolina, 1976. This property is more generally known as 2622 Hilldale Dr. and is shown on the Sumter County Tax Maps as Parcel #207-09-04-010. Derivation: Book I-10 at Page 1343 2622 Hilldale Dr, Sumter, SC 29154 207-09-04-010, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 15.492% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2070. Subject to a 120 day right of redemption from date of sale afforded the United States of America pursuant to 28 U.S.C.A. ยง2410(c). NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 013057-01209 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1085554

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-01570 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Urban Financial Group, Inc. vs. Nathaniel Quick; The United States of America, Acting by and through its Agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on April 7, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL OF MY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN AND TO THAT LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, REPRESENTED AS LOT 18 ON A PLAT OF PALMER AND MALONE, DATED NOVEMBER 14, 1946, OF RECORD IN THE SUMTER COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE IN PLAT BOOK ZZ5 AT PAGE 213,. PURSUANT TO SOUTH CAROLINA STATUTE, REFERENCE IS MADE TO SAID

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

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1679 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of MidFirst Bank, against Veronica Holland, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his/her agent, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel and lot of land, lying, being and situate in the City of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated at Lot No. 48, and 21 feet of Lot No. 49 on the South side of Dogwood Drive, as shown on plat of Palmer and Malone, C.E.'s dated October 31, 1949, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-8 at Page 141. According to said plat, this property is bounded and measures as follows: On the North by Dogwood Drive, whereon it measures 87 feet; on the East by the remainder of Lot No. 49, on said plat, whereon it measures 150 feet; on the South by lands now or formerly of Robert E. Graham, whereon it measures 87 feet; and on the West by Lot No.47, whereon it measures 150 feet.

TMS Number: 249-02-04-006 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 422 Dogwood Drive, Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Veronica Holland and Janice J. Holland by deed of Dorothy L. Young, dated November 8, 2005, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on November 9, 2005, in Deed Book 1005 at Page 635. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 6.375% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps.


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Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

of Lee W. Baird and Rachel M. Baird dated May 31, 1989 and recorded June 1, 1989 in Book 489 at Page 464 in the ROD Office for Sumter County.

Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present.

TMS No. 229-15-02-011

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder.) No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Master in Equity's deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.50% per annum. The sale is subject to the right of the United States of America to redeem the subject property within 120 days after the date of sale as provided by law.

The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2013-CP-43-01081 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Champion Mortgage Company against, Paul Mickens, Thelma O. Mickens, and The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 7, 2014, at 12 pm, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

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All and singular that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being in Block "B" and shown as Lot No. 30 in Runnymede Subdivision, Township of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-25 at Page 113. Said lot is bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on Pembroke Court where Lots 29 and 30 of Block "B" meet, and running with said Pembroke Court in a Northwesterly direction for Sixty-One and Forty-Four One Hundredths (61.44) feet in an arch; thence in an Easterly direction for One Hundred Fifty-Four and Thirteen One-Hundredths (154.13) feet with the line dividing Lots 30 and 31 of Block "B"; thence in a Southwesterly direction with the line between Lot 30 and other properties of Buena Vista Development Corporation for One Hundred Twenty (120) feet; thence with the line dividing Lots 29 and 30 in a Northwesterly direction for One Hundred Fifty-Three and Ninety-Four (153.94) feet to the beginning corner. This being the same property conveyed to Paul Mickens and Mrs. Thelma O. Mickens by Deed of Buena Vista Development Corporation, dated June 11, 1969 and recorded June 11, 1969 in Book P-9 at Page 1281 in the Office of the Sumter County, South Carolina.

9 Pembroke Court, Sumter, S.C. 29153 TMS # 247-08-02-008 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of One And 419/1000 percent (1.419%) to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within Twenty (20) days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Pursuant to Section 2410(c), Title 28, United States Code, the Defendant United States of America has a right to redeem the subject property within 1 year after the date of the foreclosure sale. Master in Equity For Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-2242 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor-in-interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association f/k/a JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities Trust 2003-2, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2003-2 vs. Mary Yvonne Bradley Offord a/k/a Yvonne Bradley, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 Harvin Street, Courtroom 1A, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as the Lot at #40 Highland Avenue as shown on that certain plat by D.D. Edmunds , RLS dated June 6,1986 and recorded in the RMC Office for Sumter County in Plat Book 86 at page 888. This being the same property conveyed to Yvonne Bradley by Deed

Property address: 40 Highland Avenue, Sumter, SC 29150 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of said bid is due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. In the event of a third party bidder and that any third party bidder fails to deliver the required deposit in certified (immediately collectible) funds with the Office of the Master in Equity, said deposit being due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding on the day of sale, the Master in Equity will re-sell the subject property at the most convenient time thereafter (including the day of sale) upon notification to counsel for Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to comply with the balance due of the bid within 20 days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days after the sale date. The Plaintiff may waive its right to a deficiency judgment prior to sale, in which case the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 11.99% per annum.

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Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of any attorney licensed in South Carolina. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Scott Law Firm, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2012-CP-43-02215 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of U.S. Bank, N.A., as trustee on behalf of Mid-State Trust X, by Green Tree Servcing LLC, as servicer with delegated authority against Mary M. Porter, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at the Sumter County Judicial Center, Courtroom 1-A, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, Providence Township, State of South Carolina, being more particularly shown and delineated as Lot #6, Poxy Ridge S/D as shown on that certain plat of Harold S. Willson, RLS, dated March 13, 1992, and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Plat Book 97 at page 711. The said lot has such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This being the same property conveyed to Mary M. Porter by deed of H.C. Edens, Jr. and Sons, a Partnership, dated June 5, 2001 and recorded in the office of the Register fo Deeds for Sumter County on June 28, 2001 in Book 807 at page 1989.

TMS No. 198-00-01-078 Current address of property is 4875 Cannery Road, Dalzell, SC 29040 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY.

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Richard L. Booth As Master in Equity for Sumter County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong Post Office Box 944 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 803-779-8900

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The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record.

This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given.

Martin's Used Appliance Washers, Dryers, Refrig., Stoves. Special front end load washer $399 Guarantee 464-5439/469-7311 Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364

The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale.

The sale will not be held unless either the Plaintiff's attorney or the Plaintiff's bidding agent is present at the sale and either the Plaintiff's attorney or the Plaintiff's bidding agent enters the authorized bid of the Plaintiff for this captioned matter. In the alternative, Plaintiff's counsel, if permitted by the Court, may advise this Court directly of its authorized bidding instructions. In the event a sale is inadvertently held without the Plaintiff's Counsel or Counsel's bidding agent entering the authorized bid of the Plaintiff for this specifically captioned matter, the sale shall be null and void and the property shall be re-advertised for sale on the next available sale date.

For Sale or Trade

390 Planters Dr. Sat 7-1. Dryer, furn., boys & adult clothes. Lots of good stuff. Remembering you on your birthday for the special things you did to make life better for those around you. You were a jewel filled with laughter, warmth, and love. You left us so suddenly, but you left us with precious memories that will always be cherished. Loving and missing you, your husband, Verlyn W. Johnson; son, Torin V. Johnson; mother, Janie Mae James; sisters and brothers; sister-in-law, Pastor Alfreda Johnson; other relatives and friends.

Sumter Christian School yard sale. 420 S. Pike West, Sat 7AM-1PM Church Yard Sale Sat., March 22nd Wise Drive Baptist Church 2751 South Wise Drive 7am-11am. Moving Sale Sat 7AM-12. 2264 Stanley Rd. Hshld items, decorations, light fixtures, garage items, and supplies and more. Huge Sale! Gold Warehouse, Dorsey Dr. Cherryvale area. Sat 9am-Until.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Four Seasons Lawn Care Serving Sumter for almost 20 yrs! Free est. 494-9169/468-4008 Kaz's Lawn Care Spring Cleanup Specials. Free Est. & Military Disc .803-565-1910

822 Acacia Dr. Sat. 7:30AM. Household, baby items, clothes, glassware.

JT's Lawn Care: All your lawn needs, Tree cutting & debris removal, Senior disc. 840-0322

432 Robbins Ave. Sat. 8-4. Lots of furn., clothes, some dishes, kit. items, freezer, yard & gardening tools, linens.

Tree Service

2805 & 2811 DBar Cir Fri & Sat 8-? Small Kit. Appli. Misc Items, crib, toys, golf clubs Moving Sale: 1908 Polaris Dr. Sat. 7am. Trailer, Above ground pool, lawn mower, kids clothes/items and much more. LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up FLEA MARKET BY SHAW AFB

STATE TREE SERVICE Worker's Comp & General liability insurance. Top quality service, lowest prices. 803-494-5175 or 803-491-5154 www.statetree.net A Notch Above Tree Care Full quality service low rates, lic./ins., free est BBB accredited 983-9721 NEWMAN'S TREE SERVICE Tree removal , trimming & stump grinding. Lic & Ins.

803-316-0128

Ricky's Tree Service Tree removal, stump grinding, Lic & ins, free quote, 803-435-2223 or cell 803-460-8747.

Real Estate Office is seeking Administrative Assistant to perform functions as office receptionist. Able to handle multi line phone system. Pleasant personality and phone voice. General office knowledge. Microsoft word, Excel and computer skills. Email resumes to:

Exp A/C Service Tech/Installer Must have valid driver license, tools and own transportation. Pay based on experience up $16/hr. Call 803-825-9075 Mike

Lawn Service

Oxendine & Son Lawn Care All your lawn care needs & pressure washing. Call Jonathan 803-565-2160 or Kerry 316-8726.

F/T & P/T Class-A CDL Drivers needed in Sumter, SC to haul poultry. Night Shift! Must have 2-yrs verifiable experience and good MVR. Danny 803-236-0682

Assistant Aquatics Manager The City of Sumter is seeking qualified applicants. If interested, see details at www.sumtersc.gov

Land clearing on site mulching, tree and brush grinding, Free estimates. David 803-972-1090

Daniel's Lawn Care • Tree removal • Lawn Service • Mulch / Pine straw • Debris removal 803-968-4185

ROSE'S SUMTER MALL SUMTER, SC We have an immediate opening for Retail Assistant Store Manager. 1yr Retail Management experience req'd. F/T position with benefits. (Major medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k, paid vacation). Submit resume to Jerry Kotula District Manager, KotulaJerry@gmail.com

officemanager@advantagesumter.com

Business Services

Open every weekend. 905-4242

Indoor Sale: 1944 Pinewood Rd. Fri. & Sat. 7am until. Lots of Furn., Misc. items. Rain or shine. 958 Cherryvale Dr. Fri. 10-7, Sat 8-1. Old stuff, what-nots, dishes, glassware, Coke.

New!

Best Logistics Group is seeking local 1st & 2nd shift class A CDL drivers in the Bishopville, SC area. You must have 2 years' experience with 53' dry van within the past 5 years to qualify. Drivers will average between 2000-2300 miles per week at .40 cpm. Medical, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life and 401K. Apply online at www.shipwithbest.com or call 800-849-1818 ext. 1400 or 1460

Truck Driver Trainees Needed Now at H.O. Wolding Earn $800/wk Local CDL Training NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Be trained & based locally! 1-888-263-7364 CDL drivers needed 21 & older, two years exp. Call 843-659-8254 or 843-659-2268

Work Wanted I'm Available to clean your home. Affordable, reliable 16 yrs exp ref's. Melissa 803-938-5204

RENTALS

Lawn Spraying Technician, needed for local landscape company. Must be able to lift 50lbs on regular basis and have a good driving record. Call 499-9312

Rooms for Rent

F/T cashier & P/T cook needed. Apply at J & L Stop & Go, 2114 Hwy. 521 S. or email at jlstopgo@yahoo.com

Rooms for rent in spacious home. Many amenities included. Call 803-404-4662 for details

Finance trainees No experience needed. Applicants must have a sales personality and enjoy working with our customers auto required. Good starting salary and good benefits. We will train you on the job. Apply in person 304 Broad St Sumter SC.

Unfurnished Apartments 107 N. Salem Ave. 1Br, pvt. patio, full kitchen, C/H/A, $435/mo. Prudential 774-7368.

Help Wanted Part-Time Local Baptist Church seeking Mature Christian for Church Secretary position. Applicant should possess excellent communication skills and Word Processing ability. Current hours 9-3 M-Thur. 9-1 Friday. Send resumes to P- Box 354 c//o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151 $$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555

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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

BIZARRO

SOUP TO NUTZ

ANDY CAPP

GARFIELD

BEETLE BAILEY

BORN LOSER

BLONDIE

ZITS

MOTHER GOOSE

DOG EAT DOUG

DILBERT

JEFF MACNELLY’S SHOE

Maternity fashions reflect pride in pregnancy DEAR ABBY — I am wondering why pregnant women these days don’t wear smocks like we all wore years Dear Abby ago. While I do think ABIGAIL pregnant VAN BUREN women are attractive, I really don’t want to see their swollen bellies. Wouldn’t it be better to just “imagine” what is under that smock or long skirt? Does anyone agree with me? Dorothy in Washington DEAR DOROTHY — Some readers may agree, but I’m pretty sure most of them won’t. You are harking back to the days when

people were embarrassed about the subject of sex, and used euphemisms like “in a family way” or “a bun in the oven” to describe pregnancy. Women today are proud to show off their silhouettes. In fact, I saw a woman recently sporting a T-shirt with an arrow pointing downward and the words “Baby on Board.” While this may seem to be somewhat “in your face,” I think it’s healthier than pretending there’s nothing going on when the expectant mother is in her seventh month and it’s obvious there is. DEAR ABBY — I’m 21 and a college student. My mother recently came to visit me and took my boyfriend and me out to dinner. After we were through eating, we sat across the table from my mother and

DEAR EAR SNUGGLES — Playing with someone’s ear could be considered foreplay, and seeing it certainly made your mother uncomfortable. Perhaps among your contemporaries it would be acceptable, but as a general rule, it’s better to keep intimate gestures of affection private.

SUDOKU HOW TO PLAY: Each row, column and set of 3-by-3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 through 9 without repetition.

ASORE ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

FONET

TIMSAG

SANDIU

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

JUMBLE

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: ORBIT VENOM SICKEN FRUGAL Answer: The cemetery raised its burial fees and blamed it on the —COST OF LIVING

THE DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

engaged in post-dinner chatter. I draped my arm around his neck and began playing with his ear. It was absentminded, and I thought nothing of it, but my mother stared from across the table shocked. She later told me that ear fondling is not appropriate in public. I was taken aback. Isn’t it OK to play with my boyfriend’s ear in public? Does it make people around us uncomfortable? Ear snuggles in Vermont

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Answer here:

THE SUMTER ITEM

ACROSS 1 Chess ploy 7 Antique cane topper 11 Home of the N.Y. Rangers 14 Fundraising targets 15 Wrath, in a hymn 16 Scarfed down 17 Annual Christmas party group 19 Small group 20 Brightened, with ÒupÓ 21 Bible book 22 ÒLet it be so!Ó 24 Thrice due 25 Wetlands protection org. 26 ÒDriving Miss DaisyÓ setting 29 Humor that wonÕt offend 31 Long poem 33 One of two Pauline epistles: Abbr. 34 Ò__ for InnocentÓ: Grafton novel 35 Pentecost, e.g., and what can literally be found in this puzzleÕs four other longest answers 40 Same old

thing 41 ÒThis American LifeÓ host Glass 42 Run 43 Exercised caution 48 TheatergoerÕs option 49 Fla. NBA team 50 Maker of Ò3 SeriesÓ cars 53 ÒBelovedÓ author Morrison 54 Fromage hue 55 Yay relative 56 Part of a disguise 57 Singer with the debut solo album ÒLove. Angel. Music. Baby.Ó 61 Loan letters 62 LisaÕs title 63 Passes 64 Relaxing retreat 65 Against 66 Winning run, perhaps DOWN 1 Pens for Dickens? 2 Caine title role 3 Civilian garb 4 ASCAP rival 5 Grow 6 Jams 7 Social group 8 Org. co-founded by Gen. George Wingate 9 Knucklehead

10 Happen to 11 Got some attention 12 Flier that may have four lines 13 Prefix with thermal 18 ÒRight away!Ó 23 Key abbr. 26 ÒHe makes no friends who never made __Ó: Tennyson 27 Grass-androots layer 28 Ô50s Dem. presidential hopeful 29 Good, in Hebrew 30 Brilliance 31 Effort to equal others 32 Relative of a T-shirt

launcher 36 Hill worker 37 Creamy spread 38 Flowing out 39 Tankard contents 40 Tach no. 44 Dark side 45 ItÕs hard to untangle 46 Fifths on a staff 47 Knifelike ridges 50 Support 51 __ ray 52 ChefÕs tool 54 __ BÕrith 56 NintendoÕs __ Mini 58 Finished on top 59 Dr.Õs specialty 60 Distant


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THE ITEM Unfurnished Apartments

Mobile Home Rentals

Mobile Home Rentals

Senior Living Apartments for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 Bedroom apartments available EHO

Mobile Homes @ Santee/ 25 miles from Sumter. 3BR/2BA $750/mo. + dep. 2BR/1BA $525/mo + dep. 803-773-6655 & 803-983-9035

3BR 2BA Double Wide in the country. $450 mo. +$300 Sec dep. Call 481-0086

Resort Rentals

Brick 3BR 1BA Recently renovated. Mayesville Area $450 Mo. +Dep Call 843-374-3555 For Rent -1425 Morris Way 3BR/2BA, 1,900 sq ft. fenced yard. sprinkler system, new roof, new carpet. washer/dryer incl. Very spacious. $1100 Mo. Call 803-310-8745

INVESTORS DREAM DEAL Buy three houses get one free. Anxious to sell. 803-773-4391, 803-464-5960

Manufactured Housing

HOLLY COURT APARTMENTS located in Manning, currently have spacious two bedroom apartments for rent. Fully carpeted with central air and heat, water and sewer included. Please call to inquire about our Move in Special. Ph:( 803) 435-8786

Unfurnished Homes

REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale

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

2BR/1BA, Conv. to Sumter Mall. $530/mo + dep. 803-775-1281.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

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

Office Rentals

Tax Time is Here... Low Credit Score? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 3-4-5 bedroom homes. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

TRANSPORTATION

Autos For Sale A Guaranteed Credit Approval AUTO LOANS

Mopeds / ATVs / Motorcycles 2001 Kawasaki Bayou 220, like new. Less than 30hrs. $1500 FIRM. Call 803-260-9866

Vans / Trucks / Buses 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Super cab, 109K mi. Exc. cond. $5500 OBO. Call 803-447-5453

Autos For Sale

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

Auto Choice Sales & Rentals Buy Here, Pay Here. No Credit, No Problem. Cash Rentals. 494-8827

OPEN Ernest Baker Auto Sales & Equip. Located 3349 N. Main St 5.5 miles from 378 overpass at N. Main., on Hwy 15 N. next to Baker Mini Warehouse. Remember Cars are like Eggs, Cheaper in the Country!!! 803-469-9294

Office rentals: 3BR Mobile Home in Cresent MHP. 1st mo + security dep. Call 803-720-1600

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

712 Bultman Dr. Downstairs •(2) offices suite w/outside entrance. $300/mo. Upstairs: •450 sq ft, (2) offices $325/mo. •250 sq ft (1) lg office $225/mo. •170 sq ft $165/mo •300 sq ft lg office $275 o •265 sq ft (2) office $250/mo. 469-9294 or 491-6905

Land & Lots for Sale 3 Lots in City limits (Bishopville). Asking $20,000 or possible trade. Call 803-459-4773 Lot for sale in Deerfield Courtyard next to Wilson Hall School. Call 469-9667 for information

REDUCED $2,900. 1983 Pontiac Bonneville, 78,000 original miles. Excellent condition. 803-968-1004 or 803-983-9599

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