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5 Sumter streets to get facelift Staff quells State-allocated funds to repair roads in dire need of rehabilitation BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Five Sumter streets could soon see significant rehabilitation work after city council approved an allocation of state funds for local road work. The money, called C-Funds, is required to be spent on streets maintained by the state Department of Transportation but selected by the city’s public services department.

In all, the selected work is spread across the city, touching parts of five of Sumter’s six council wards. The total estimated cost is $544,700. “State streets are not always evenly distributed within a district,” Al Harris, HARRIS the assistant city manager of public services, told council members Tuesday. “We tried to find the areas in need of

the most repair.” The most expensive to repair, although not the longest, is 3,790 feet of Plowden Mill Road between Boulevard Road and S.C. 763. With a re-paving area of 83,500 square feet, that project will cost $168,700. An even longer stretch of Paisley Park is being considered for repair work — 3,900 feet between Henderson Street SEE ROADS, PAGE A10

Continental lends hands to community Volunteers help around town, express values BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com The plant may not be ready yet, but that hasn’t stopped Continental Tire the Americas from moving into Sumter. Since the beginning of the month, people who have had orientation but have not been sent to their sites for on-the-job training have been volunteering around town. “It’s part of our core values,” said Johnny Bland, production supervisor. “We’ve made a huge investment bringing a factory here to Sumter, (and) we want to be part of the community. We had this opportunity, and we decided ‘let’s go ahead and jump-start community service.’” On Thursday, the groups helped out at Habitat for Humanity,

school gun situation BY SHARRON HALEY sharron@theitem-clarendonsun.com TURBEVILLE — Ten minutes after an East Clarendon Middle School resource officer learned Wednesday a student might have a handgun in a classroom, the situation was handled with little disruption to the school, according to Dr. Connie Dennis, superintendent of Clarendon School District 3. “Our system worked,” Dennis said Thursday morning. “Ten minutes within learning of the issue through a tip, the situation was resolved.” The superintendent said a hearing has been scheduled for March 27 to determine what DENNIS type of reprimand or sanctions the district will take against the student. The student — whose name, age and grade level are not being released by authorities to protect his identity — was taken into SEE HANDGUN, PAGE A10

Olympian named 1st recipient of group’s award BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com Sumter’s Home Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, named Helen Johns Carroll its first recipient of the DAR Woman in American History Award at the chapter’s monthly meeting on Wednesday at Patriot Hall. Regent Linda Hawkins recognized Carroll for winning a gold medal as a member of the 1932 Olympics women’s 4-by-100 relay swim team. The medal was a highlight of Carroll’s swimming career, her competitive swimming ended by a burst appendix three months after the Olympics in Los Angeles. But it was not merely her Olympic accomplishment that prompted the chapter to honor Carroll.

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Regent Linda Hawkins, left, presents a certificate to Helen Johns Carroll, right, honoring her as a DAR Woman in American History during the monthly meeting of Sumter’s Home Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Business leaders named Ambassadors for Economic Development FROM STAFF REPORTS Three tri-county area business leaders were recognized by the S.C. Department of Commerce this week as part of the state’s annual Ambassador for Economic Development awards. Brian T. Mezei, facility manager for Caterpillar Hydraulics, was named the Sumter County ambassador, while John Coleman, plant manager for REXAM, was awarded the Lee County award and Kay J. Finley, corporate human resources manager at Trimaco, received the Clarendon County award. With its annual awards, the

commerce department selects local leaders in each county from the private sector they recognize as representing a COLEMAN variety of businesses and economic development organizations committed to securing new jobs and investment in their MEZEI communities. Mezei, who relocated to Sumter from a Caterpillar plant in Mexico, is credited with crafting the plans for the $20 million, 80-job expansion

of the Sumter facility, nearly doubling the size of the facility’s workforce and nearly tripling the size of the faFINLEY cility. Coleman is a native of Lee County and has worked for REXAM for the past 25 years, having worked in a number of positions in the company’s facilities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina. He also currently serves as a member of the Lee County Economic Development Alliance. Finley, who serves on the Clarendon WorkReady Initia-

tive Board, began her career at Tufco as the human resources manager in 1998. In 2003, when Tufco became Trimaco, she was named the corporate human resources manager. She has also served on Clarendon County’s Rural Economic Workforce for Resource Development (REWARD) program. “Economic development is a team effort, requiring input from organizations and individuals across the state,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “South Carolina continues to enjoy economic development successes because of the work of the individuals recognized as Ambas-

Suspect arrested in stabbing incident BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com A 22-year-old Sumter County woman has been arrested after another woman was stabbed in the neck. Karima Ashaki Ford of 1805 Britton Road was taken into cusFORD tody Thursday on a charge of attempted murder. According to reports, the suspect and two other women reportedly went to a home in the 2800 block of Pelfrey Road about 6 a.m. Wednesday to confront a woman Ford had reportedly been arguing with online. At the scene, the women reportedly got into an argument with yet another woman in the roadway when the suspect allegedly pulled out a small knife and

swung at the 25-yearold victim, stabbing her in the right side of her neck. The three women then reportedly fled in a silver Ford sedan. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene to find that the victim had already been driven to Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Law enforcement reportedly found a trail of blood leading down the road from the site of the stabbing to a nearby home. The victim and a friend were reportedly met on the way to Tuomey by EMS and were transported to the hospital, where the woman was treated for her injuries. After a search for Ford that included releasing a “wanted poster” of the suspect to the media, she was taken into custody and is now being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center pending bond.

sadors for Economic Development. They are a vital part of Team South Carolina.” The awards, presented by Gov. Nikki Haley at the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, were part of the state’s Industry Appreciation Week. “South Carolina is becoming the new ‘it’ state for doing business. And industry and local leaders are helping show the nation and the world the benefits the Palmetto State has to offer companies. Today we celebrate the local leaders who are making a difference and improving the competitiveness of their communities,” Haley said.

SELLING THEIR WARES Hazel Wallace, left, and Diane Siegel with the local chapter of the Red Hat Ladies, called the Rockin’ Grinchettes, sell items during Saturday’s Daffodil Arts and Crafts Show. Wallace and Siegel sold some hand-knitted crafts made by fellow Grinchette Delores Bostic, who couldn’t attend the show because she was helping her sick mother in West Virginia. BRISTOW MARCHANT /THE ITEM

3rd man accused in mob assault in custody BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com A third suspect accused of being part of a mob that violently assaulted a man in Cherryvale last month is now in custody. Tavares Keiwaun McFadden, 20, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnap- McFADDEN ping after the man was beaten into unconsciousness and left in a field at the end of a dirt road. McFadden was taken into custody by Sumter County sheriff’s

deputies on Tuesday. Two other men have already been charged in connection to the Feb. 21 assault. Quinton Tremane Brown, 25, of 1435 Cherryvale Drive, Lot No. 18, and Charles Corey Jackson, 31, of 943 Fulton St., are both also charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping. In addition to his other charges, Brown, who is accused of putting a gun to the victim’s head during the attack and pulling the trigger, is also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The gun failed to fire. Brown, Jackson, McFadden and a fourth man — identified as Larry

Andre Archie — were reportedly drinking in a home in the 1900 block of North St. Pauls Church Road when the 38-year-old victim was attacked and beaten with sticks and poles. It was at this point that one of the suspects allegedly tried to shoot the man. When that failed, the group allegedly loaded the man into a car and drove to a remote location at the end of an unnamed dirt road. They then allegedly continued to beat the man until he lost consciousness. The men are also accused of taking the victim’s wallet. McFadden is being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center pending bond.

Suspect in shooting death denied bond reduction BY ROBERT J. BAKER bbaker@theitem.com Trevor Davis had spent 518 days in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center as of Thursday after being charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery nearly two years ago. Sumter Assistant Public Defender Grant Smaldone told 3rd Circuit Judge George C. James on Thursday at the Sumter County Courthouse that his client will spend even more time at the jail as he cannot afford the $150,000 surety bond that James set in 2011 on the charges. U.S. marshals arrested Davis in New York City on June 9, 2011, according to Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis, for his suspected

part in the shooting death of Raphael Gunter, 17, of Eastover at South Forge Apartments in Wedgefield about a month earlier. According to police reports, Gunter was riding in a car with two other men when they were blocked by a tan sedan near the apartment complex’s exit. Four men got out of the car, told Gunter and the other two men to lay on the ground and shot the 17-year-old and one of the other men. The assailants then took an undetermined amount of money and left. Davis was the third of four suspects to be arrested in the incident. Frederick Charles Benjamin, 33, and Sherrod Carlton Smith, 24, were arrested shortly after the shooting. Willie T. Brown Jr., 46,

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was arrested in Jacksonville, N.C., on June 17, 2011, by the North Carolina Fugitive Task Force. All four men now face charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Third Circuit Assistant Solicitor Edgar Donnald opposed Smaldone’s motion to reduce bond on Thursday, saying the suspect’s own actions in fleeing the state before his arrest make him a flight risk. Smaldone contended that Davis, who was shot during the incident himself, was not allowed to leave New York. “A judge there told him he would not be leaving,” Smaldone said. “He wanted to come back.”

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Smaldone also said Davis’ mother’s medical issues warrant a change of circumstances to ask for a reduced bond. “She needs a caregiver,” Smaldone said. “Her other children live out of state or have their own medical issues. They need him out.” James declined to lower the bond but told Donnald that if the 2-year-old case is not tried by the end of July, “He’s going to get a substantially lower bond.” Benjamin also appeared before James on Thursday to request that electronic monitoring be reinstated as part of his $50,000 surety bond for the charges. Benjamin was out on bond when he was rearrested Jan. 21 for possession of crack cocaine, third offense. Attorney Ken Young

told James that the drugs belonged to Benjamin’s wife. He said his client also passes weekly drug tests as a condition of his previous bond. “There was cocaine in the console, and he put it in his pocket,” Young said. “His wife was (questioned for shoplifting in a store and released). He consented to a search and police found the cocaine.” James called Benjamin’s actions foolish, but granted the request. He said he will revoke Benjamin’s bond altogether if the wife is later charged with possession and asserts the drugs are her husband’s. “I can tell you that if she attempts that defense at a later time, both of them are going to stay in jail,” James said.

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RAISING MONEY FOR SHRINERS Local race car drivers and other automobile enthusiasts filled up the parking lot at Cut Rate Drug Store on South Main Street on Saturday. The cars and their owners took part in the 4th Annual Motorsports Show at the drug store and soda fountain, which raised money for the Shriners’ Hospital transportation fund. LEFT: Bob Courtwright attended Cut Rate’s motorsports event Saturday along with his cockatoo Boo Boo. Courtwright, who also has a race car, manages Feathered Friends Forever parrot sanctuary in Harlem, Ga.

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Golden Apples reward students’ character BY JAMIE HUDSON WILSON Special to The Item Proud parents and teachers packed the multi-purpose room at Bates Middle School on Feb. 20 for the school’s 2013 Golden Apple Awards, which recognize students who have exhibited outstanding character in their everyday lives. “They choose the right decisions,� said Bates Middle School Principal Ayesha Hunter. “Students, I’m very proud of you.� Based on teachers’ nominations and suggestions, about 12 students at each of Sumter School District’s middle and high schools were recognized for their pride, determination or honesty. It is the students’ character that makes them eligible for the Golden Apple Award. The awards are a collaborative effort between the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Sumter School District and various sponsors around the community. This year the awards went to the following

Golden Apple Award recipients from Bates Middle School pose together at the Wednesday ceremony where they were recognized by school staff for the strength of their character. The program aims to celebrate middle and high school students throughout Sumter School District who exhibit good examples of integrity, commitment and determination.

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Bates Middle School students: Zachery Griffin, Destini Burgess, Audra Chaney, Gustavo Garcia, Jacenia Hawkins, Kateesha Lewis, Randall Price, Roger Priest, Christopher Sanders, Jillian Vanderpool and Alijuandra Williams. Les Thompson, who spoke on behalf of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, said the program focuses on the character of the individual. “You need to be good citizens, and that is the brunt of what we are recognizing this

“legacy to be applauded.� Ginny Dority, human resources manager for Caterpillar Inc., said the company lives by the same principles that the awards recognize: integrity, commitment and determination. “That’s why we want to support what they are supporting,� she said. The parents of sev-

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Seven gold rings were reportedly stolen from the first block of Guyton Drive between Feb. 25 and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The rings are valued at $12,800. Four tires and rims were reportedly stolen out of a shed in the 1000 block of Driftwood Court at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $4,700. Two bicycles, a slide, two childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairs, a potted plant, a teeter-totter, Tonka truck, two swings, carwash supplies, a table, soccer ball and various toys were reportedly stolen from the yard of a home in the 500 block of Laurens Avenue at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $1,270.

BY SENIOR AIRMAN AMBER JACOBS 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs About 200 Team Shaw members scoured the Shaw Wateree Recreation Area near Camden on their fourth annual beautification day March 16. Volunteers came out to Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakeside site to rake, trim, paint, pick up litter and maintain landscaping. The Wateree Recreation Area is composed of 25 acres of land and about one mile of shoreline. It hosts more than 50,000 people a year, and with a staff of only five people, it is difficult to maintain the grounds without the help from volunteers, explained Curt Marshall, 20th Force Support Squadron manager of the park. The beautification day really kicks off the season by cleaning up and maintaining the grounds after the winter season, he said. The Wateree Recreation Area beautification day was created in 2010 after several winter storms flooded the property on three occasions, leaving the area overrun with debris, trash and branches, said Mary Marshall, 20th Force Support Squadron publicist. A single customer came up with the idea of having volunteers help with the winter storm cleanup. Throughout the last several years, the cleanup has become an annual spring tradition and is the largest volunteer effort at the site, she added. Initially, the program started off with only 57 volunteers, but during the last four years, the effort has grown into more than 200 people participating in the yearly restoration. While most of the volunteers are active-duty members from Team Shaw, family members, retirees and local groups such as the Girl Scouts come out to support the effort as well.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryan Norris and Senior Airman Alaina Deines, 20th Maintenance Operations Squadron maintenance management analysis data base managers, bag leaves and debris during the fourth annual beautification day at the Wateree Recreation Area in Camden recently. Volunteers donated their time to clean the area before the beginning of the busy season.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteering gives individuals an opportunity to give back,â&#x20AC;? said Lt. Col. Dalian Washington, 20th Force Support Squadron commander. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As military members we have a volunteer ethos, so this event gives people a mechanism or avenue to act on that ethos to volunteer. It has been amazing. Not only do people come out and volunteer, but they bring their own equipment and supplies. One lady purchased flowers with no expectation of anything in return but a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thank you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? All of the volunteer contributions at the site this year are expected to save the Air Force approximately $10,000 in pay, Mary Marshall explained. Efforts like this not

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only save a massive amount of payroll dollars and man-hours, but they also instill a sense of pride and ownership of the facility, Curt Marshall added. It also shows that the airmen take pride in what is offered to them. Wateree has a new addition this year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a community vegetable and herb garden. The community garden will be a seasonal effort for visitors to tend to and enjoy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a community

effort, when folks forget to bring tomatoes for their salads or burgers they can come out and take one,â&#x20AC;? said Curt Marshall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plus, we want to teach the children who come here how to garden. I learned as a tiny tot how to garden from my grandfather, so it will help teach them about gardening skills and the life cycle of food.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the Wateree Recreation Area, visit www.20thfss.com or call (803) 432-7976.

A 23-year-old woman told police that a 26-year-old man â&#x20AC;&#x153;punched her in the head and choked herâ&#x20AC;? until she passed out shortly after midnight on Saturday. When the victim awoke, she checked her room and reported that the suspect broke her black 55-inch Sony TV and a black 32-inch Emerson TV and kicked the door off the hinges. Damage was estimated at $2,400.

broke through a window to get into the house, punched the older man several times in the face and body and also allegedly struck him with an unknown object. VANDALISM:

About 10:14 p.m. Wednesday, a 27-yearold man in the 1600 block of Pleasant Grove Road, Lynchburg, asked his sister if she could drive him to Columbia. When told he would have to wait a while, the man became upset and reportedly slashed or let the air out of all the tires on her car. The man then left the scene by unknown means. FIRE:

At 9:07 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to a house fire in the first block of Riley Street. An unattended pot on a stove reportedly burned the vent hood on the stove, the cabinets above the stove and the beams in the ceiling, causing the fire crew to remove sheet rock and insulation to get access to the attic. The fire did approximately $7,500 in damage to the structure and $2,500 in damage to the contents. EMS CALLS:

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An 18-year-old man reportedly got into an argument with his 50-year-old stepfather outside a home in the 100 block of Dixie Drive between 8 and 9 a.m. Tuesday. The stepfather then went into the home and locked the door behind him. The young man then reportedly

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Lee Chamber â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;moving forwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with fundraiser BY RANDY BURNS Special to The Item BISHOPVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County Chamber of Commerce is on the road to recovery, according to chamber President Thaddeus Dickey. The spring kickoff fundraiser, the Chamber Golf Tournament held last week at the Bishopville Country Club, raised some $2,160 for the chamber, Dickey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will help with the current bills and improvements for the future,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now focusing on a membership drive and filling vacancies on the current board of directors.â&#x20AC;? The next event will be the Chamber Banquet, Dickey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay tuned for the date which will be coming soon,â&#x20AC;? he said. Dickey credited a number of community sponsors for making the golf tournament a success: Zaxbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Lee County Economic Development Alliance, SAFE Federal Credit Union, Allied Waste; Stuckey & Alexander Insurance Co., Pizza Hut, Coca Cola Bottling Co. and the Bishopville Country Club. The chamber office on North Main Street has been closed for

the past six months. Dickey said the office will reopen in the months ahead, most likely in a new location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a matter of economics; we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the money to keep paying staff,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now in the process of reorganizing. We thank everybody for their support and understanding as we go through our reconstruction period.â&#x20AC;? Beverly Surma, the division comptroller at Allied Waste in Bishopville, has served as treasurer for the chamber for the past three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have raised almost enough money to pay off the bills we had last year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, we are moving forward. We are looking for a new site for our chamber office.â&#x20AC;? Surma said she expects the annual chamber banquet will take place some time this summer. The chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors currently has four members, Surma said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be adding members to our board,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we will begin our membership drive and continue to have fundraisers to raise money.â&#x20AC;?

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SUMTER INDUSTRY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

BRADEN BUNCH / THE ITEM

About 40 people gathered at the Iris Room of the Central Carolina Technical College Health Sciences Center for the Sumter Industry Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by the Sumter Development Board. At the luncheon, Dr. Tim Hardee, president of Central Carolina, told the attendees that the school is in the process of remodeling the old Walmart building on Broad Street for its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center, with hopes of having the facility completed during the next year.

Panel advances bill to keep guns from the mentally ill COLUMBIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A bill designed to prevent residents deemed mentally ill from buying guns advanced Thursday in the House, six weeks after a botched shooting at a Charleston school drew attention to a loophole in reporting. The measure heading to the Judiciary Committee ensures the names of those determined mentally insane by a South Carolina court are put into a federal database for purposes of background checks for gun purchases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a public

safety reporting bill,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston, whose niece attends the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes the existing prohibition and addresses the fact that we have a glaring loophole.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already illegal to sell guns to someone who is mentally ill. But the lack of reporting means gun shops donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that information when they run a check. Last month, authorities charged a 28-yearold woman with trying to fire a handgun at employees of Ashley Hall girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; school during a busy after-

noon carpool pickup. No one was hurt because she had loaded the gun incorrectly. Court records showed her disorders include schizophrenia and Aspergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s syndrome. Ashley Hall parent Ana Murray said parents are outraged that a woman clearly judged insane could so easily buy a gun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our teachers and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classmates came within a breath of

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THE ITEM

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

PHOTOS BY ROB COTTINGHAM / THE ITEM

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ring Around Rosy,â&#x20AC;? designed and quilted by Anne Jones, was one of the 227 quilts displayed at the Swan Lake Quilt Guildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth Quilt Extravaganza. Mary Richardson, left, and Frances James discuss their favorite features of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Onion Peel,â&#x20AC;? a quilt designed by Karla Alexander and pieced and quilted by Judy Longtemps, at the event held Saturday at Patriot Hall.

Swan Lake Quilt Guild takes over Patriot Hall BY TIFFANY CASTEEL Special to The Item More than 300 people visited Patriot Hall last weekend for the Swan Lake Quilt Guildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth Quilt Extravaganza. The biennial event displayed 227 unique quilts crafted by many of the 85 guild members. The exhibit featured quilts ranging in size and techniques and featuring both traditional and contemporary designs. The guild showed off two yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of quilts, from small table runners to large bedspreads, purses and clothes. Also featured was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;bed turning,â&#x20AC;? demonstrating various quilting designs and techniques by stacking different quilts on top of a bed and turning them one by one for spectators to view. Guild member Bar-

bara Fitzsimmons showcased her collection of quilts based on childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture books called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books About Quilts, Quilts About Books.â&#x20AC;? Fitzsimmons made 12 quilts from the books, including one from a book she plans to write herself. The showcase caught the attention of viewers of all ages, many remembering the books from their own childhoods. Norma Holland, chairwoman of the 2013 Quilt Extravaganza, said it is the guildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;mission to keep quilting aliveâ&#x20AC;? by preserving the art. The group uses its quilt extravaganzas, held every other year since 2007, to showcase new pieces made by members using old and new methods of quilting. Holland also said she thinks the introduction of newer styles of quilt-

LEFT: Featuring T-shirts from several hard rock and heavy metal acts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock & Roll Teeâ&#x20AC;? was designed by Linda Cox and machine quilted by Joanne Crowson. ABOVE: More than 300 people viewed the vast array of colorful and intricate quilts such as this one.

ing are a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tradition with a twistâ&#x20AC;? and that moving forward with new designs and methods will help keep people interested and invested in the art. The event had many vendors, a boutique and

raffles, with many people entered in the drawing for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opportunity Quilt,â&#x20AC;? which raised money for the guildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project of making quilts for local foster children. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quilt was won by Wendy Ray-

mond, a visitor from Massachusetts. Attendees were also encouraged to vote for their favorite quilts as they walked through Patriot Hall. The Viewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice small quilt winner was Betsy Stewart,

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CARROLL from Page A1

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was a dedicated teacher for many years in Sumter, raised a family, is a motivational speaker, especially for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groups, and she is a member of many halls of fame,â&#x20AC;? Hawkins said. Among them are the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame and the Brown University Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. Hawkins also quoted Carroll, who has often expressed pride in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress, both in sports and in society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I love anything that means women are advancing in interest or popularity and setting a good example for people,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Hawkins said, adding that Carroll â&#x20AC;&#x153;has been an excellent role model herself. The fact that she has so many friends who love her attests to that.â&#x20AC;? Carroll recalled to the crowd several â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful friendshipsâ&#x20AC;? and modestly added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am pleased to have so many friends, and there are many more to be made.â&#x20AC;? Known for her wide knowledge and intelligence, avid love of reading, good nature and sharp sense of humor, she also told the group that she still has the swimsuit she wore in the Olympics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It weighs 6 ounces,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so it should cover me.â&#x20AC;? A graduate of Brown University, she married Gene Carroll in 1937 and moved with him to Swansea, Mass., where they had two daughters, Deborah and Judith. The family moved to Sumter in 1957, where she taught special needs children in Sumterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public schools until her retirement in 1980. She has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, United Ministries and Sumter Senior Services for a combined total of 216 volunteer man-hours, said Kimberly Simpson, production manager. The rest of the month theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve accumulated about 140 hours, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve clocked in well over 300 hours,â&#x20AC;? Bland said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That equates out to two full-time employees for a month.â&#x20AC;? A good bit of that time has been spent working with Sumter Senior Services. From preparing and delivering meals to yard work, fixing and cleaning, the Continental volunteers have done it all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a big heart and are willing to do anything we ask,â&#x20AC;? said Neicy Matthews, manager for the Activity Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They never say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;no.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to get a lot done. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to miss them.â&#x20AC;? Ray Charles from Florence is familiar with volunteering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done it plenty of times, (and) itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing,â&#x20AC;? the process technician said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad we got to be a help to them.â&#x20AC;? Logan Burrows, also originally from Florence, had already spent 10 years serving his country in the Marines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to help seniors and work around the community,â&#x20AC;? said the training coordinator. Kelly Campbell is from Ohio, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be working in the physical test lab. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very good,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not from around here, so it lets me get to know the area and especially the people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful thing to be doing.â&#x20AC;? Continental volunteers will probably take on more projects this summer when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve returned from training but before they occupy the Sumter plant, Simpson said.

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ABOVE: Helen Johns Carroll, top, dives into the pool to swim the second lap in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-by-100 relay during the 1932 Olympics. The team won the gold medal by nine full seconds, setting a world record in the process. IVY MOORE / THE ITEM

BELOW: Carroll, seated, is surrounded by family and friends after receiving the DAR Woman in American History award, a recent honor created by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Carroll is also pictured on the poster at right, the year she and three teammates won a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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ASHINGTON — The proposition that entitlement curbs are the key to maintaining national solvency is widely accepted, though not by many congressional Democrats. President Obama, however, has endorsed it on various occasions. And he could make it happen. If he wants. I remain skeptical that he does. But national solvency is important enough to test this proposition at least once more. The obstacle is Obama’s current position that entitlement cuts Charles must be “balKRAUTHAMMER anced” with new revenue from closing loopholes. Republicans are adamantly opposed. No more revenues, Mr. President. You got your tax hike on Jan. 1. Is there a solution? Yes: tax reform with a twist. The problem begins with definitions. By tax reform, Obama means eliminating deductions, exclusions, credits of various kinds with all the

money going to the Treasury. That’s radically new. The historic 1986 Reagan-O’Neill tax reform closed loopholes with no extra money going to the Treasury. The new revenue went directly back to the citizenry in the form of lower tax rates. This is called revenue neutrality. The idea is that tax reform is a way not to fatten the Treasury but to clean the tax code. It means eliminating special-interest favors and behavior-altering deductions that create waste and inefficiency by inducing tax-preferred rather than market-oriented economic activity. And it introduces fairness by removing breaks and payoffs for which only the rich can afford to lobby. As a final bonus, tax reform’s lower rates spur economic growth. A unique winwin-win: efficiency, fairness, growth. Obama’s own SimpsonBowles deficit-reduction commission offered a variant. First, it identified an astonishing $1.1 trillion per year of these “tax expenditures.” That’s more than $11 trillion in a decade. In one scenario, it

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knocked them all out and lowered marginal tax rates to just three brackets of 8 percent, 14 percent and 23 percent. But here’s the twist. Using the full $1.1 trillion annually of newly redeemed “loophole” revenue, Simpson-Bowles could have dropped the rates a bit below 23 percent. But instead it left some of that money in the Treasury, an average of almost $100 billion a year, or about $1 trillion over a decade. It was a reasonable compromise, so reasonable that even the Senate’s most fierce spending hawk, commission member Tom Coburn, signed on. Now, Simpson-Bowles is not on the table but it could be a model. Obama’s “tax reform” would send 100 percent of the revenue to the Treasury. Reagan-O’Neill sent zero percent. Simpson-Bowles fell somewhere in between. So should any grand compromise. Before deciding exactly where to locate that compromise, however, we have to decide which deductions to cut, yielding how much revenue.

The bad news is that, given all the lobbying and haggling this would occasion, it could take years to work out. The good news is the formula proposed by Harvard economist Martin Feldstein. Before even picking and choosing which deductions should remain permissible, it simply allows no one to reduce his tax bill by more than 2 percent by using any or all of the deductions and loopholes in the current tax code (except charitable contributions). There should, of course, be separate negotiations over which of the hundreds, thousands, of loopholes/deductions should be tossed out as corrupt or counterproductive rent-seeking. But the 2 percent ceiling means that we don’t have to wait until full tax reform — because the Feldstein formula significantly and immediately reduces the impact of all the loopholes. Feldstein calculates that his tax reform would yield $2.1 trillion in new revenue over a decade. Now we can cut the pie. Obama wants the govern-

Precinct reorganization will help us take our country back

ERIC GANN Sumter

Republican leaders can’t see ‘forest before the trees’ I am responding to the Republicanled S.C. House of Representatives who are denying health care expansion and job creation. he Republicans in this state are walking a ine and thin line of holding to conservative and southern conservation principles of Jim Crow politics and radical discrimination practices. How did the Republican Leadership in the SC State House and our very own Rep. Murrell Smith who is the Ways and Means committee chairperson came to this unfounded conclusion? Why do the Republicans hate the president of United States who is trying to implement a health care system that was created by a former Republi-

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SANDRA SELLAR Sumter

Thank you to panelists for Save Our Children Forum

can governor and loser of the presidential election in 2012 whose name needs to remain nameless? Sorry, it was Gov. Mitt Romney. Rep. Murrell Smith is a noticeable and respected person in the Sumter community, but it seems he and his Republican friends do not like their fellow South Carolinians receiving afordable and much-needed health care and not to mention jobs that will come in the form of setting up this exchange. Maybe it is because Gov. Haley, Rep. Murrell Smith and other Republicans in the Statehouse do not believe in the Bible or live in the Bible Belt State. We know they live here, but maybe, there are reading another Bible that does not reference Jesus Christ helping the blind, deaf, poor, lame, sick, etc. his is a very hypocritical vote and stands by Rep. Murrell Smith, which he stated, “We need to deal with that before we deal with expansion,”meaning, the $2.4 million funding gap that currently covers 1 million people on the South Carolina Medicaid Program. If you really want to ill in the gap or deal with Medicaid funding problems, take the 11 billion dollars, which (South Carolina will be third highest among all states receiving these funds). his is a no brainer, but these people (Republican Leaders in this state like Rep. Smith) don’t have

reasonable logical cognitive capabilities to see “the forest before the trees.” I agree with Rep. David Weeks who is an honorable man and very reasonable and common sense thinker when he stated, “his is a deining moment and we cannot aford not to do this.” TRAVIS HOLMES Sumter

Editor’s note: Because this letter exceeded the 350-word length as stated in our Editorial Page Policies which appears regularly on this page, it can be read in its entirety under Opinion on he Item’s website, www.theitem. com.

Check your bank statements because president wants money Deinition of Eminent Domain: he concept in which the state can use the power of common law to seize a citizen’s private property without their consent. In order to help stabilize Greece, their government has attached the bank accounts of the people and took 10 percent of all their money. Some banks have closed temporarily and no one even has access to the money that they have left. As I said in a previous letter, our government wants us to have direct deposit for Social Security, veterans’ beneits and other federal programs.

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We, the members of the Social Action Committee of the Sumter Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma heta Sorority Inc., would like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals listed below for serving as panelists on our irst Save Our Children Forum: Ernest “Chip” Finney III — Solicitor for 3rd Circuit of SC Anthony Dennis — Sumter County Sherif Minister Maggie Richardson — Victim’s Mother Soror Willie Mae hompson — Prevention Specialist Soror Sharmane Anderson — Central Regional FDA Inspector Michelle Eason — Lakewood High School student William Richburg — Sumter High School student Rudolph Wheeler — Morris College Program Director for “Call Me Mister” and Upward Bound Julia Nelson, Mayor of Manning, served as moderator Each of you unselishly shared time from your busy schedules on a Saturday afternoon. You rendered an invaluable service to the community sharing your expertise by answering the questions of both the youth and parents. Your eforts made all the difference in the success of our program. Again, thanks! ABIGAIL BUSBY-WEBB Chapter President MARGARET WALKER Chapter Vice-President and Social Action Committee Chair Sumter Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Sumter

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his will give them access to our bank accounts. Our current administration says they need more money to spend. hey have already raised our taxes twice so far this year, once in January, plus the Obamacare taxes that are now in efect. hey now want to raise taxes again, claiming that’s not enough. If Obama can’t get more in taxes from us, what makes you think he may not take the same approach as Greece? He wants money, and based on all the other secretive transactions he has done, maybe you should be checking your bank statements a little closer. After all, he does seem to be a president who gets what he wants, one way or another. his would be called “inancial” eminent domain.

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As most of you know the GOP is going through its precinct reorganization this Saturday at multiple locations and if you voted Republican in the last primary you are highly encouraged to participate and even become a delegate to the county convention and possibly be elected to the state convention. This reorganization is more important though than most know. While we have gained some Republican seats, we lost two positions that South Carolina needed to win, the District 35 Senate race and the presidential race. While we maintain a majority at the state level and in the U.S. House of Representatives, we have allowed our ethics to be challenged here at home with a senator that does not have the liberties of South Carolinians and Sumter as a priority. In addition, we have a president that is attempting to dismantle the main product of our freedom, the Constitution. For whatever reason, Republican voters did not participate in last year’s election, but we must become active again and take our nation back. Precinct reorganization is the first step to taking our great nation back to exceptionalism. I pray that we have a great turnout this Saturday and for the return of individual prosperity to our great city, county, state and republic.

ment to keep it all. The GOP wants to give it all back to reduce tax rates. Let’s be Solomonic. Divide the revenue in half — 50 percent to the Treasury for reducing debt, 50 percent to the citizenry for reducing rates. That’s roughly $1 trillion each. Everybody gets something. Republicans unexpectedly get a rate cut, minor but symbolic after having had to swallow the fiscal-cliff rate hike. The country gets the first significant tax reform in a quarter century. Obama gets $1 trillion worth of “balance,” his price for real entitlement reform. And if he turns out to be serious about that, we get the Holy Grail — tax and entitlement reform all at once. Which means a deal that manages to simultaneously promote efficiency, fairness, growth, debt reduction and a return to national solvency. In other words, the best deal since the Louisiana Purchase.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph LemonDingle Road, Jordan, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Community egg hunt noon-until. Free food, games, door prizes and fellowship. Bethel AME Church, 2600 S.C. 261, Wedgefield, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; WMS prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. The Rev. Larry Clark Jr. will speak. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 774 Douglas Ave., announces: * Friday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Last seven sayings of Christ at 6:30 p.m. Various speakers. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Christian Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3018 U.S. 15 S., announces: * Sunday-Wednesday, March 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. David Cockrell will speak. Concord Baptist Church, 345 Myrtle Beach Highway, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus and Calvaryâ&#x20AC;? Easter cantata at 11 a.m. presented by the sanctuary choir. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Easter Medleyâ&#x20AC;? will be presented by the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir at 6 p.m. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter services as follows: 7:30 a.m. breakfast; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school; and 10 a.m. Easter message. Congruity Presbyterian Church (USA), 3750 Congruity Church Road, Gable, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 35th annual choir concert at 4 p.m. Cross Road CFM / St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 845 Webb St., announces: * Friday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Good Friday worship service at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Dorothy Maple will speak. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunrise worship service at 6:30 a.m. Evangelist Tameka Holmes will speak. Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, Dalzell, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter egg hunt 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Questions? Call (803) 4690160. Ebenezer AME Church, 119 E. Sumter St., Mayesville, announces: * Thursday, Friday and Sunday, March 28, 29 and 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Holy Week observance as follows: 7 p.m. Thursday, Maundy Holy Communion service; 7 p.m. Friday, Good Friday, Seven Last Words; and 7 a.m. Sunday, Easter sunrise service. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., announces: * Sunday, March 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Celebration of the Palms. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. followed by 11:30 a.m. worship. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Jehovah MBC. Easter celebration at Emmanuel: 10 a.m. childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program and 11:30 a.m. worship. Faith No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church, 504-C Miller Road, announces: * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Resurrection Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

Church League Annual Community Youth Service at 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Middle School gym. Minister Jake Sanders III will speak. * Saturday, March 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter Fiesta for children, youth, family and friends at 10:30 a.m. at Swan Lake. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Presentation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gift from the Kingâ&#x20AC;? Easter play at 10 a.m. High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 21st anniversary celebration of Choir No. 2 during 10:15 a.m. service. Pastor Samuel Palmer will speak. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joint sunrise service with High Hills AME Church at 6 a.m. at High Hills AME. House of Judah Worship Center, 3890 White Oak Drive, Davis Station, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Age rally at 4 p.m. The Rev. Andrew McFadden, of Stephen Baptist Church, Marion, will speak.

First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Benedict College Day at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Davis will speak. Benedict College Chorale will provide music.

Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Hand Full of Nailsâ&#x20AC;? Easter drama at 6 p.m. * Wednesday, March 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PreEaster worship at 7 p.m. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter services as follows: 6 a.m. sunrise service; 7:45 a.m. Easter worship; and 10:45 a.m. youth Easter worship.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m. * Friday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Celebration of Christâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m.

Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter services: 6:30 a.m. sunrise service; 9 a.m. church school; 10 a.m. Easter program followed by worship service.

Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Oswego Road, announces: * Today â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joy night service at 7 p.m. by Youthful Praise. * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Singing Cousins first anniversary celebration at 4 p.m.

Kingdom Life Worldwide Ministries, 648 W. Liberty St., announces: * Today â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Youth on Fire Christian Association at 7:30 p.m. Minister Kimberly King of Pentecostal Temple Holiness Church, Elliott, will speak.

Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5405 Black River Road, Rembert, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Free Spirit

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* Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Resurrection service at 11 a.m. Youth will have expression for the King of Kings. Lord of Lords of Hope Ministries, 531 W. Huggins St., Manning, announces: * Friday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The first church anniversary celebration at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Stephanie Genwright of Safe Haven Ministries, Fayetteville, N.C., will speak. Love Covenant Church, 245 Oswego Road, announces: * Today-Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Making marriage work workshop 7-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.noon Saturday. All married couples are invited to attend. Call Harold or Sheryl Brogdon at (803) 464-4235. New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3249 U.S. 15 S., announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Missionary Circle No. 3 annual program at 4 p.m. featuring the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department Gospel Choir. * Thursday-Friday, March 28-29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Holy Week services at 7 nightly. Minister Calvin K. Hastie Sr. will speak Thursday and the Rev. Eartha Reed will speak Friday. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter Sunday service at 9:45 a.m. featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days of Christâ&#x20AC;? Easter drama. Pine Grove AME Church, 41 Pine Grove Road, Rembert, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anniversary program of the praise dancers ministry at 6 p.m. * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stewards Day worship at 11 a.m. * Friday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Good Friday concert at 8 p.m. featuring Cedar Creek Quartet and Pine Grove male chorus. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Resurrection Day worship at 8 a.m. Church school program will follow. Breakfast will be served. Pine Grove Baptist Church, 433 Old Manning Road, announces: * Wednesday, March 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Food bank hours 4:30-7 p.m. * Saturday, March 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter egg hunt 2-4 p.m.

Vigil Celebration at Our Lady of Hope Church; 7 a.m. Easter Sunday service at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 12 N. Canty St., Summerton; 9 a.m. Easter Sunday service at Our Lady of Hope Church; and 11 a.m. Easter Sunday service at St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church.

Pinewood Baptist Church, S.C. 261, Pinewood, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Community Easter egg hunt 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. for ages birth to sixth grade. There will also be games, prizes and snacks. Adult chaperones need to accompany all children. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit www. pinewoodbaptist.org. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter Sunday services as follows: 7:15 a.m. sunrise service; 7:45 a.m. breakfast; 9 a.m. Sunday school; and 10 a.m. worship service. Nursery provided. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit www.pinewoodbaptist.org.

St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, announces: â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Annie Mae Williams Missionary Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Sara Allen Day at 10 a.m. Sister Paulette Cryer, former Seventh Episcopal District YPD Director, will speak.

Renewed Life Worship Center, 1744 Peach Orchard Road, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Services at new location: 9 a.m. Sunday school and 10 a.m. worship service.

Summerton Southern Methodist Church, Felton Street, Summerton, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Barbecue chicken supper 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Served cafeteria style or take out. $7 per plate.

Spring Hill AME Church, 4309 Bill Davis Road, Summerton, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day at 11 a.m. The Rev. Leonia Gipson will speak. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunrise service at 6 a.m. The Rev. S. Morton will speak.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane, Summerton, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 128th church anniversary will be celebrated with one service at 10 a.m. Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St., announces: * Friday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Good Friday service at 7 p.m. * Saturday, March 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter egg hunt 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Singing Sensations Youth Choir of Baltimore, Md., will perform at 5 p.m. * Sunday, March 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Youth Easter presentations at 9:15 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. worship.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 510 ManvilleWisacky Road, Bishopville, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Relay for Life â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith and Hope Walkâ&#x20AC;? 8 a.m.noon. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and fee is $5. Walk begins at 9 a.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings prior to walk. Assembly program will follow walk. Continental breakfast. Contact Sandra Small at (803) 665-0127 or Yolanda Pack at (803) 464-4297.

Unity Evangelistic Church, 200 Newtown Road, Eastover, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Building fund program at 5 p.m. featuring Connie Constell.

St. Mary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Our Lady of Hope Catholic Parish announces: * Thursday-Sunday, March 28-31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Holy Week and Easter Mass Schedule for Catholic churches in Manning, Summerton and Santee as follows: 6 p.m. Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper at Our Lady of Hope Church, 2529 Raccoon Road, Manning; 3 p.m. Good Friday, Celebration of the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Passion at St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 2205 State Park Road, Santee; 8 p.m. Holy Saturday, Easter

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acted quickly. “They did what needed to be done,” Dennis added. “You prepare for these types of issues and you hope that they work well if needed,” Dennis said. “Our preparation and planning ahead worked well and helped resolve the problem quickly. I’m satisfied with the way the school’s officials handled the situation.” Dennis said school officials removed the student from the classroom and took him into another area of the school to be questioned about the weapon. From all the reports that she’s heard, Dennis said students in the classroom where the student was removed were unaware of the problem. “We’ve had a lot of positive input from the public today,” Dennis said. “We’ve received a lot of calls thanking us for handling the issue so quickly.”

ROADS from Page A1 and South Wise Drive, or 102,300 square feet. But work on Paisley Park is only projected to run to $131,100. Nearby, 1,910 feet of Snowden Street running from Henderson to Alice Drive will receive $56,700 worth of work on 47,750 square feet. The north and south portions of Artillery Drive, totaling 2,300 feet, will be resurfaced for $96,500, and 2,400 feet of North Salem Avenue will be repaved between Broad and Calhoun streets at a cost of $88,800. A number of factors are used to determine which roads are most in need of repair, Harris said, including how heavily traveled a road is, its age, and whether any previous road work has been in the area, for example if a patch of road was dug up to access a water line. “For streets like Salem Street, where in the last five or six months we’ve had two sewer projects, we want to go back and repave them,” Harris said. While Plowden Mill in Ward 3 will be the single most expensive project, in total, Ward 6 will receive the most money, $172,022. That’s because the westside ward includes all of Snowden Street as well as much of Paisley Park and the northern portion of Artillery Drive. Because of costs and the requirement that only DOT-maintained roads could be included in this round of funding, Ward 1

on the north side of town won’t see any C-Fund work from this allocation. But future rounds focused on streets maintained by the city are still to be allocated. “We get 25 percent of what comes from this fund,” Harris said. “Fifty percent goes to the county, and the other 25 percent has to be spent on DOT.” DOT wanted to get its projects under way first so it could spend its currently allocated funds during this fiscal year, Harris said. Council members unanimously approved the proposed streets, with the understanding a similar amount of money will also be spent on selected city streets. “If (the state is) happy, we can get these projects under contract and move forward,” Harris said, “then we can do the city streets in the next few weeks.” In other news; • Council approved a $119,850 contract with Insituform Technologies of Monroe, N.C., to repair a sewer line on Main and Liberty streets. The company will pump a liner material into the pipe that will fill any cracks or holes in the pipe walls without the line needing to be removed. • Members also approved a $262,264 contract with TCO Construction of Sumter to extend a water line on Brewington Road from Wise Drive Extension to Beckwood Road.

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HOMICIDE Law Enforcement Task Force Seeks Assistance in Sumter Homicide Investigation Sumter law enforcement agencies have formed a multi-jurisdictional task force in an extensive effort to apprehend the person(s) responsible for killing 18-year-old Sumter High School senior Aaron Abraham. Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark and Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said the State Law Enforcement Division, the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and the Camden Police Department are working together in this investigation.

Aaron Abraham A Abraham, who is described by friends and family as easy-going aand artistic, was last seen at the Sumter County Library on North HHarvin Street on July 19. Security footage from the library shows tthe teen leaving the library alone about 6 p.m. and wearing a gray TT-shirt. Abraham was reported missing by his mother on July 22. A man collecting cans discovered Abraham’s remains along S.C. 2261 and Cane Savannah Road in the Wedgefield area of Sumter CCounty, about 14 miles from the victim’s last known location.

Anyone with i h iinformation f that could help identify the person(s) responsible for the killing of Aaron Abraham is urged to contact law enforcement using the following: E-mail: aaronabraham@sumter-sc.com

(803) 607-8927

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Fat Cat, a 1-year-old male tabby American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, sweet, cuddly, playful, affectionate and gentle. Fat Cat is great with other cats and adores attention. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit the website at www.sumterscspca.com.


SPORTS FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

THE ITEM To contact the Sports Department, call (803) 774-1241 or e-mail sports@theitem.com

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in to talk to kids and up-andcoming Clemson fans, however. McDowell and Brogdon share a common link in that both were born with a physical defect that has required braces and two surgeries for McDowell and will require at least one surgery for Brogdon coming up in June. The 5-foot-9-inch, 195pound McDowell was born with a clubfoot – his right leg and foot are smaller than his left. Similarly, Brogdon was diagnosed with Tibial Torsion – a twisting of the shin bones in his left leg. Brogdon’s condition will require both of his leg bones to be broken, rotated outward and pinned. With the surgery impending, Brodgon’s mother, Vanessa, happened upon an article in The State detailing McDowell’s bout with clubfoot. Knowing the similarities and

When Carl Baker is inducted into the South Carolina Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday, he will tell you that achievement didn’t come on his hard work alone. “It means a great deal to me,” said Baker, the longtime Sumter High School coach. “In reaching this accomplishment, there were a lot of BAKER adults and students that crossed my path who helped me to this point.” While that may be true, Baker took all of that and turned it into what is now a 40-year career. Over that span, he was the head coach of two state championship teams, four teams that finished as a runnerup, 43 individual state champions and 11 relay state champions. Baker will be inducted at a ceremony between 1 p.m. and 1:30 on Saturday at the Coaches Classic at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins. Baker is a Sumter native, having graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. He was a state champion in the 100meter dash and as part of the 4x100-yard relay team at Lincoln. He went to South Carolina State where he ran track until graduating in 1973. He took a teaching job at Choppee High School right out of college, and that included him being the head coach of the track program. In his first year, Choppee’s boys team won the 2A state title; It was the runner-up the following

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Former Sumter High standout and current Clemson running back Roderick McDowell, left, talks with11-year-old Hunter Brogdon on Thursday at lunch inside the Willow Drive Elementary School cafeteria. McDowell dropped by to speak with and offer words of encouragement to Brogdon after learning the two shared a common birth defect — one that will require Brogdon to have surgery this June.

Going the extra mile Tigers standout, elementary student share common bond BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com Hunter Brogdon bounced back and forth between cafeteria tables and friends on Thursday, hardly hampered by the oversized article of clothing he was now wearing. The 11-year-old Willow Drive Elementary School student wasn’t as concerned with the fact that it nearly touched his knees as he was with the name and number on the back – the person to whom the jersey belonged. Former Sumter High School standout and current Clemson University running back Roderick “Hot Rod” McDowell made a surprise visit to Willow Drive and to Brogdon’s classroom for a meet-and-greet, an impromptu lunchtime autograph session and a little backyard football. “It’s amazing,” Brogdon said. “I’ve never had anything like this happen in my life. It’s

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Hunter Brogdon, left, plays catch with former Sumter High standout and current Clemson running back Roderick McDowell on Thursday at Willow Drive Elementary School.

great to be able to talk to him. I just want to enjoy the moment while he’s here.” “To walk in and see his face light up and hear him

shout ‘Hot Rod’ is something that’s priceless to me,” McDowell said. The meeting was not circumstantial or a random pop-

Marquette escapes Davidson USCS set for series against Lancers BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team had one of its biggest offensive outputs in last Saturday’s doubleheader against USC Salkehatchie – 22 hits and 21 runs combined. But the Fire Ants’ inconsistency resurfaced on Sunday as USCS tallied only three hits in a 2-1 loss before giving up a late lead in Game 2 to fall 5-4. A Tuesday sweep of Limestone College’s JV squad upped USC Sumter’s record to 18-9 overall, but the Fire Ants sit at 3-5 in Region X with a 4-game series at USC Lancaster upcoming this weekend. The teams will play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday beginning SEE USCS, PAGE B2

BY GARY GRAVES The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky.— Vander Blue had no doubt where he was going with the ball. The Marquette guard’s only concern was whether he’d have room to make it happen. Blue needed just four seconds to make his own path. Taking Jamil Wilson’s inbounds pass at midcourt with 5.5 seconds remaining, he drove left past Jake Cohen for a layup

that completed a rally from nine points down and gave the third-seeded Golden Eagles an improbable 59-58 victory over No. 14 Davidson in Thursday’s secondround NCAA tournament game. “All I was thinking was, ‘if I get to the rim, I have to finish,’” said Blue, who scored seven of Marquette’s final 10 points including a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left. “I’m not ready to go home, SEE ESCAPES, PAGE B4

TV SCHEDULE WBTW 13, WLTX 19 Noon -- Albany vs. Duke 2:30 p.m. -- Creighton vs. Cincinnati 7 p.m. -- Iona vs. Ohio State 9:30 p.m. -- Iowa State vs. Notre Dame TRUTV 12:30 p.m. -- Mississippi vs. Wisconsin 3 p.m. -- La Salle vs. Kansas 7:15 p.m. -- Northwestern State vs. Florida 9:55 p.m. -- Minnesota vs. UCLA TBS 1:30 p.m. -- Temple vs. North Carolina State 4 p.m. -- James Madison vs. Indiana 6:45 p.m. -- Florida Gulf Coast vs. Georgetown 9:15 p.m. -- Oklahoma vs. San Diego State TNT 2 p.m. -- Pacific vs. Miami 4:30 p.m. -- Colorado vs. Illinois 7:15 p.m. -- Villanova vs. North Carolina 9:45 p.m. -- Western Kentucky vs. Kansas

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Marquette guard Vander Blue (13) scores the game-winning basket against Davidson forward Jake Cohen (15) on Thursday in Lexington, Ky., during the NCAA men’s tournament.

Seniors forge winning program at South Carolina BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press COLUMBIA — Ashley Bruner remembers the punishing runs most of all from her earliest days with South Carolina coach Dawn Staley. The GameSTALEY cocks senior forward said her freshman

year was a sustained series of team disciplines for not following rules or giving effort the way Staley expected. “I tell the younger players all the time, ‘You’d never make it with all that running,’” Bruner said Wednesday. These days, Bruner and the Gamecocks do their most significant running on the court and have used a highenergy, tough-minded de-

fensive style to reach a second-straight NCAA tournament. It’s an accomplishment Bruner and South Carolina’s seniors hope to build on in the Norfolk Regional. The fourth-seeded Gamecocks (24-7) open play against South Dakota State (25-7) on Saturday in Boulder, Colo. South Carolina advanced to the round of 16 a year ago, winning at Purdue to get

there. The Gamecocks could face a similar hurdle this year with host Colorado. But it’s nothing like the obstacles Bruner recalls her first couple of years in Staley’s system. There was yelling, frustration and lots of losses. The Gamecocks were 9-21 in the Southeastern Conference in Staley’s first two seasons. Bruner, from SEE USC, PAGE B5


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Houston vs. Detroit from Lakeland, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 9 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Malaysian Open Second Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 9 a.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Minnesota vs. New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 11 a.m. -- College Wrestling: NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals from Des Moines, Iowa (ESPNU). 12:30 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic First Round from Saucier, Miss. (GOLF). 1 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Detroit vs. Washington from Viera, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 2:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (SPEED). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational Second Round from Orlando, Fla. (GOLF). 3:55 p.m. -- International Soccer: World Cup Qualifying Match from Gijon, Spain -- Finland vs. Spain (ESPN2). 4 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City from Tempe, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 4 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Milwaukee vs. Chicago Cubs from Phoenix (WGN). 4:30 p.m. -- NASCSAR Racing: Nationwide Series Royal Purple 300 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (SPEED). 5 p.m. -- College Baseball: Kansas at Brigham Young (BYU TV). 5 p.m. -- College Hockey: Hockey East Conference Tournament Semifinal Game from Boston -- Boston University vs. Boston College (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6:05 p.m . -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:15 p.m. -- High School Baseball: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (WPUB-FM 102.7). 6:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Kia Classic Second Round from Carlsbad, Calif. (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Wrestling: NCAA Tournament Semifinals from Des Moines, Iowa (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Pole Qualifying from Fontana, Calif. (SPEED). 7:30 p.m. -- College Baseball: Arkansas at South Carolina (WNKT-FM 107.5). 8 p.m. -- College Hockey: Hockey East Conference Tournament Semifinal Game from Boston -- Providence vs. Massachusetts-Lowell (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Atlanta vs. Philadelphia from Clearwater, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 9:30 p.m. -- College Basketball: National Invitation Tournament Second-Round Game (ESPNU). 10 p.m. -- International Soccer: World Cup Qualifying Match from Commerce City, Colo. -- United States vs. Coasta Rica (ESPN). 10 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Donovan George vs. David Lopez in a Super Middleweight Bout from Chicago (ESPN2). Midnight -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox (MLB NETWORK). 3 a.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Arizona vs. Cleveland from Goodyear, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 4 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Malaysian Grand Prix Pole Qualifying from Sepang, Malaysia (NBC SPORTS NETWORK).

MLB SPRING TRAINING By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Kansas City 18 6 .750 Baltimore 15 6 .714 Seattle 17 7 .708 Cleveland 14 9 .609 Tampa Bay 14 9 .609 Detroit 14 10 .583 Boston 13 12 .520 Chicago 10 10 .500 Texas 12 12 .500 Minnesota 11 12 .478 Oakland 9 12 .429 Houston 9 13 .409 New York 10 15 .400 Toronto 9 14 .391 Los Angeles 6 13 .316 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Atlanta 15 11 .577 Colorado 11 10 .524 Arizona 12 12 .500 St. Louis 11 11 .500 Washington 11 11 .500 San Diego 13 14 .481 Philadelphia 11 12 .478 San Francisco 10 11 .476 New York 9 10 .474 Chicago 12 14 .462 Miami 10 12 .455 Milwaukee 9 12 .429 Pittsburgh 10 14 .417 Los Angeles 9 14 .391 Cincinnati 8 14 .364 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesday’s Games Washington 7, Miami 5 Baltimore 7, Toronto 5 Atlanta 18, Pittsburgh 9 N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 0 L.A. Angels 6, Cleveland 5 San Francisco (ss) 0, Milwaukee 0, tie, 10 innings San Francisco (ss) 6, San Diego 4 Kansas City 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 5 Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., ccd., Rain Today’s Games Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 10:05 p.m.

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 40 26 .606 – Brooklyn 40 28 .588 1 Boston 36 31 .537 41/2 Philadelphia 26 41 .388 141/2 Toronto 26 42 .382 15 Southeast Division W L Pct GB y-Miami 53 14 .791 – Atlanta 38 30 .559 151/2 Washington 24 43 .358 29

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18 51 .261 36 16 52 .235 371/2 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 42 26 .618 – Chicago 36 30 .545 5 Milwaukee 34 33 .507 71/2 Detroit 23 46 .333 191/2 Cleveland 22 46 .324 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 52 16 .765 – Memphis 46 21 .687 51/2 Houston 37 31 .544 15 Dallas 32 36 .471 20 New Orleans 23 46 .333 291/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 50 19 .725 – Denver 47 22 .681 3 Utah 34 34 .500 151/2 Portland 31 36 .463 18 Minnesota 23 42 .354 25 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 47 22 .681 – Golden State 39 31 .557 81/2 L.A. Lakers 36 33 .522 11 Sacramento 24 44 .353 221/2 Phoenix 23 46 .333 24 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Miami 98, Cleveland 95 Charlotte 107, Toronto 101 New York 106, Orlando 94 Atlanta 98, Milwaukee 90 Brooklyn 113, Dallas 96 Houston 100, Utah 93 Memphis 90, Oklahoma City 89, OT New Orleans 87, Boston 86 San Antonio 104, Golden State 93 Washington 88, Phoenix 79 L.A. Clippers 101, Philadelphia 72 Today’s Games New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 31 23 8 0 46 110 81 N.Y. Rangers 29 15 12 2 32 70 70 New Jersey 30 13 11 6 32 74 84 N.Y. Islanders 29 13 13 3 29 86 96 Philadelphia 30 13 16 1 27 81 92 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 29 19 5 5 43 92 73 Boston 28 19 6 3 41 82 60 Ottawa 30 16 8 6 38 77 65 Toronto 30 16 12 2 34 90 85 Buffalo 30 11 15 4 26 79 95 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 30 16 12 2 34 80 86 Carolina 29 15 12 2 32 84 82 Tampa Bay 30 13 16 1 27 98 90 Washington 29 12 16 1 25 79 87 Florida 30 8 16 6 22 74 110 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 30 24 3 3 51 102 66 St. Louis 29 16 11 2 34 87 83 Detroit 30 14 11 5 33 80 79 Columbus 30 12 12 6 30 68 79 Nashville 30 11 13 6 28 70 81 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 29 17 10 2 36 77 71 Vancouver 29 14 9 6 34 81 82 Edmonton 29 11 11 7 29 72 85 Calgary 27 11 12 4 26 78 91 Colorado 29 11 14 4 26 75 92 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 29 22 3 4 48 99 71 Los Angeles 29 17 10 2 36 88 73 San Jose 29 13 10 6 32 71 77 Phoenix 30 13 13 4 30 79 85 Dallas 29 13 13 3 29 76 88 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games San Jose 4, Edmonton 3, SO Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 4, Detroit 2 Colorado 4, Dallas 3 Anaheim 4, Chicago 2 Today’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma (22-10) vs. Central Michigan (2111), 11:10 a.m. UCLA (25-7) vs. Stetson (24-8), 30 minutes following Knoxville, Tenn. Syracuse (24-7) vs. Creighton (24-7), 11:20 a.m. Tennessee (24-7) vs. Oral Roberts (18-12), 30 minutes following SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Spokane, Wash. Iowa State (23-8) vs. Gonzaga (27-5), 4:15 p.m. Georgia (25-6) vs. Montana (23-7), 30 minutes following Lubbock, Texas California (28-3) vs. Fresno State (24-8), 4:20 p.m. Texas Tech (21-10) vs. South Florida (21-10), 30 minutes following Regional Semifinals Spokane, Wash. Saturday, March 30 Stanford-Tulsa-Michigan-Villanova winner vs. Iowa State-Gonzaga-Georgia-Montana winner, TBA California-Fresno State-Texas Tech-South Florida winner vs. Penn State-Cal Poly winner vs. LSU-Green Bay winner, TBA NORFOLK REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Boulder, Colo. South Carolina (24-7) vs. South Dakota State (25-7), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (25-6) vs. Kansas (18-13), 30 minutes following College Station, Texas Texas A&M (24-9) vs. Wichita State (24-9), 4:05 p.m. Nebraska (23-8) vs. Chattanooga (29-3), 30 minutes following BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt (20-11) vs. Saint Joseph’s (23-8), 11:05 a.m. Connecticut (29-4) vs. Idaho (17-15), 30 minutes following College Park, Md. Maryland (24-7) vs. Quinnipiac (30-2), 11:15 a.m. Michigan State (24-8) vs. Marist (26-6), 30 minutes following

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

SHS soccer picks up region win The Sumter High varsity boys soccer team improved to 5-5 on the season and 1-1 in Region VI-4A with a 2-1 victory over Carolina Forest on Thursday at Sumter. Vince Watkins and Ryan Perez each scored goals for the Gamecocks and Ben Cardone added an assist. Sumter travels to West Florence on Tuesday. WILSON HALL TRINITY-BYRNES

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Wilson Hall improved to 4-2 on the season with a 2-1 victory over Trinity-Byrnes on Wednesday at Patriot Park SportsPlex. Drake Shadwell and Jimmy Latham both scored goals for the Barons. Adam Jenning and Harris Jordan each had an assist. Matthew High had eight saves in goal. VARSITY TENNIS WILSON HALL WILLIAMSBURG ACADEMY

BOYS AREA ROUNDUP on Thursday. The Barons will host Trinity-Byrnes on Monday at Palmetto Tennis Center. SINGLES 1 – Brown (WH) def. DiDonada 6-0, 6-0. 2 – Davis (WH) def. McGill 6-0, 6-0. 3 – Stover (WH) def. Whetsell 6-0, 6-2. 4 – Hendrix (WH) def. Brown 6-0, 6-0. 5 – Thompson (WH) def. L. Fennell 6-0, 6-0. 6 – Stone (WH) def. Rogers 6-0, 6-0. DOUBLES 1 – Stover/Hendrix (WH) def. McGill/ Whetsell 8-0. 2 – Thompson/Stone def. Brown/L. Fennell 8-2. 3 – Umbaugh/King (WH) def. Rogers/B. Fennell 8-0.

VARSITY GOLF WH WINS REGION MATCH

MANNING – Wilson Hall’s golf team shot a 164 to win a 4-team region match on Thursday in Manning. The Barons defeated Orangeburg Prep, Florence Christian and Laurence Manning Academy. Christian Salzer took medalist honors for WH, which improved to 9-0, with a 35.

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KINGSTREE – Wilson Hall improved to 6-0 on the season with a 9-0 sweep of Williamsburg Academy

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Augusta Christian won with 116 points followed by the Barons with 95. Heathwood Hall was second with 32 and Cardinal Newman had 3. Devon Singleton won three events to lead Wilson Hall — the 100-meter dash (11.75 seconds), the 400 (55.12) and the 200 (23.94). David Bradham won both the 3,200-meter run and the 1,600 (5 minutes, 9 seconds) and Scott Harvin won the 800 (2:10). The 4x800 relay team of Harvin, Ryan Norris, Will Watson and Brayden Fidler won in 10:08. JUNIOR VARSITY GOLF LUGOFF-ELGIN 201 SUMTER 232

Lugoff-Elgin defeated the Sumter High JV team on Thursday at Beech Creek Golf Club by a 201-232 mark. Hayoung Moon led Sumter with a 52 followed by Jarquis Brown with a 59. Michael Spurling and JP Montgomery each had 60s.

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Dawson Price allowed one hit in six innings and struck out nine to help lead Wilson Hall to an 8-1 victory over Ben Lippen on Thursday at Baron Field. John Ballard, Brandon Spittle and Sam Watford each tallied a hit for WH, which improved to 7-1. Ballard scored two runs and Robert James scored three runs. The Barons play again on Tuesday. B TEAM BASEBALL WILSON HALL THOMAS SUMTER

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Seven Wilson Hall players recorded hits and Charlton Commander drove in two runs as the Barons earned a 10-0, 5-inning victory over Thomas Sumter Academy on Thursday. Daniel Reynolds scored three runs for WH and starter Dalton Dabbs allowed no runs on one hit in four innings. Reynolds also pitched a scoreless inning.

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Crestwood softball falls to Buford Buford earned a 16-6 victory over the Crestwood High School varsity softball team on Thursday at the Knights Field. Raven Bennett went 3-for-4 to lead the Lady Knights followed by Kaci Dinkins who was 2-for-4. Crestwood, now 5-7 overall, travels to Darlington today for a 7 p.m. game B TEAM SOFTBALL LAURENCE MANNING ORANGEBURG PREP

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ORANGEBURG — Laurence Manning Academy remained unbeaten on the season with a 13-11 victory over Orangeburg Prep on Wednesday at the OP field.

Ellen Dinkins went 4-for-5 with three runs batted in to lead the LMA offense. Ann Bethea Barwick had three RBI and Abbie Patrick had two hits. Dinkins pitched four shutout innings with five strikeouts. VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD WILSON HALL WINS MEET

Wilson Hall won a 5-team meet at Spencer Field on Wednesday. The Lady Barons won with 120 points. Heathwood Hall was second with 76.5 followed by Ashley Hall with 68, Augusta Christian with 52 and Cardinal Newman with 6. Wilson Hall had five event

winners. Cori Stroebel won the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), Mary Peyton Zilch the shot put (27-3), Amy Banghart the 100meter hurdles (17.60 seconds), Anne Davis Shaw the 1,600meter run (5 minutes, 25 seconds and Leah Barwick the 400 hurdles (1:13). VARSITY SOCCER RICHLAND NORTHEAST CRESTWOOD

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Crestwood fell to 1-4 on the season with a 4-0 loss to Richland Northeast on Thursday at the Knights Field. Kayla Ridsinski made 11 saves in goal for the Lady Knights, who travel to Lake City on Monday.

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Rose takes lead with 65 at Bay Hill; Woods 4 back ORLANDO, Fla. — Justin Rose started out as another guy in Tiger Woods’ group Thursday at Bay Hill. He wound up in the lead. Rose put on a clinic with the putter and ran off four straight birdies late in his round for a 7-under 65, giving him a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods had two sloppy bogeys from greenside bunkers and didn’t hit it as well as he did when he won Doral two weeks ago. But he made enough key par saves and manhandled the par 5s to scratch out a 69, a reasonable start as he tries to win Bay Hill for the eighth time and return to No. 1 in the world. MARYLAND DENVER

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utes to beat Denver 62-52 Thursday night in the second round of the NIT. KIRADECH LEADS IN SUSPENDED MALAYSIAN OPEN

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the clubhouse lead at the Malaysian Open before thunderstorms caused the suspension of the first round. HUDSON WILL START SEASON OPENER FOR BRAVES

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Tim Hudson has been picked to start on opening day for the Atlanta Braves. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced his choice Thursday. It will be the third time Hudson has pitched the opener for Atlanta. He also made three opening-day starts with Oakland.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Dez Wells scored 19 points and Maryland rallied in the final nine min-

USCS from Page B1 at 1 p.m. each day in Lancaster. The Lancers are 7-13 overall and 3-5 in the region like the Fire Ants. After losing three out of four to Guilford Tech, USC Lancaster rebounded with a 4-game split against Spartanburg Methodist College last week. The two teams find themselves in a crowded middle of the pack in Region X. Louisburg College stands alone at the top at 7-1, with Pitt CC in last at 1-7. USCS, USCL, Salkehatchie, Guilford Tech, SMC and Florence-Darlington Tech are all mired within two games of each other. Guilford and FDTC are

5-3 with SMC and Salkehatchie sitting at 4-4. The Lancers have been solid on offense this season and have scored five runs or more in nine of their 20 games. The Fire Ants are averaging 5.4 runs per game this season, and despite their inconsistency, the team boasts a .291 batting average. During its 8-5 and 13-5 victories against Limestone, USCS was led by John Hughes, Brad Johnson, Matt Peden and Andrew Reardon. Reardon collected four hits – including two home runs – while Hughes drove in seven runs. Peden had four hits on the day and Johnson collected three in the second game. Reardon and Ryan Perkins were each 2-for-3 in Sunday’s second game against the Indi-

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ans, with Reardon collecting two more RBI. Trevor Bradley was 3-for-4. The Fire Ants’ pitching continues to be a strong point. Josh Bowers took his second hardluck loss of the year in the opener on Sunday after allowing two earned runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts in eight innings. In Game 2, the Indians scored two runs in the top of the seventh off John Fissel to negate USCS’ bid for a 3-win weekend. Chris Orlando (2-1) got the win in Tuesday’s opener after allowing just two hits and no earned runs in 3 1/3 innings against Limestone. Dillon Hodge (1-0) picked up the win in relief in Game 2 after tossing 2 2/3 innings and allowing just one run. Fernando Pinillos picked up his second save.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Varsity Baseball Sumter at West Florence, 6:30 p.m. Crestwood at Darlington, 7:30 p.m. Manning at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. East Clarendon at Hemingway, 5:30 p.m. Wilson Hall at Laurence Manning, 7 p.m. Palmetto Christian at Thomas Sumter, 6:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Colleton Prep, 7 p.m. Sumter Christian at Fountain Inn Christian, 6 p.m. Junior Varsity Baseball Crestwood at Darlington, 5:30 p.m. Manning at Lakewood, 5:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Colleton Prep, 4:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer Carolina Forest at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Buford at Crestwood, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Hartsville, 7:30 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Covenant Christian, 5 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer Carolina Forest at Sumter, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Hartsville, 6 p.m. Varsity Softball Carolina Forest at Sumter, 6:30 p.m. Crestwood at Darlington, 7 p.m. Manning at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. Carvers Bay at Scott’s Branch, 5:30 p.m. Wilson Hall at Robert E. Lee, 6 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Florence Christian, 5:15 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Colleton Prep, 5:15 p.m. Junior Varsity Softball Crestwood at Darlington, 5:30 p.m. Manning at Lakewood, 5:30 p.m. Wilson Hall at Robert E. Lee, 4 p.m.

Thomas Sumter at Florence Christian, 3:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall at Colleton Prep, 4:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Tennis Carolina Forest at Sumter, 5 p.m. SATURDAY Varsity Baseball East Clarendon at Chesterfield, 2 p.m. Junior Varsity Baseball West Florence at Sumter (DH), noon Wilson at Lakewood (DH), noon East Clarendon at Chesterfield, 11 a.m. B Team Baseball Sumter at Cane Bay (DH), noon Robert E. Lee at Wilson Hall (DH), 10 a.m. Varsity Boys Golf Sumter in Panther Invitational (at Legend Oaks in Charleston), 1 p.m. Wilson Hall in Pinewood Invitational (in Summerville), TBA Junior Varsity Softball Sumter, Lakewood, Manning, East Clarendon, Thomas Sumter in EC JV Classic, TBA Varsity Track and Field Sumter in Wingtime Woodland High School Meet, 10 a.m. Wilson Hall in Coaches Classic (at Spring Valley High in Columbia), TBA SUNDAY Varsity Boys Golf Sumter in Panther Invitational (at Legend Oaks in Charleston), 1 p.m. Wilson Hall in Pinewood Invitational (in Summerville), TBA

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Belcher hopes to keep streak, USC going BY WILLIE T. SMITH III Greenville News COLUMBIA-- Nolan Belcher declines to comment on whether he is in the middle of his best pitching streak. If the South Carolina senior fifth-year senior has thrown better, he must have been perfect. “His numbers are unheard of,” USC coach Chad Holbrook said. “But he’s one of those guys we thought had a chance to be a frontline SEC guy. He’s just battled the BELCHER injury bug. Now his command is back. Now he has confidence and he can throw any pitch at any count. And he’s left-handed and his stuff is pretty good. He has incredible makeup, a tough nut.” Belcher, who will start Saturday night against Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas at Carolina Stadium, enters with a 4-1 record and a 1.25 earned run average. In 36 innings, he has struck out 36 and walked one. “I don’t really think about it,” Belcher said. “Last week is last week. Three weeks ago is three weeks ago. I’m just worried about Arkansas right now.” The Razorbacks (14-7, including 1-2 in the SEC) enter tonight’s 7:30 opener of the threegame series rated No. 17 nationally. In several

preseason polls, they were ranked No. 1, but a difficult schedule has taken a toll. However, a formidable pitching staff could give No. 6-ranked USC all it can handle. “They return an incredible pitching staff, led by (Ryne Stanek), (Barrett) Astin, (Brandon) Moore,” Holbrook said. “They’ve got young guys, too, who are throwing well. I told our guys that we are going to face three Friday night starters this weekend, and I certainly believe that.” Arkansas enters with a 1.81 earned run average, a tad better than the Gamecocks’ 2.18 ERA. Four of the five announced starters in the series own ERAs under 2.00, including tonight’s starters — USC sophomore Evan Beal (2-0, 0.56) and the Razorbacks’ Astin (1-1, 1.90). Beal has been impressive and at a key time for the Gamecocks (18-3, 2-1), who have been without ace Jordan Montgomery because of an elbow injury. “We know what they bring to the table,” Beal said. Montgomery has been cleared to return to workouts Monday. Holbrook said he should return for the Florida series, which begins April 11. Center fielder Tanner English, who has a shoulder injury, is not expected to play tonight but could Saturday. Outfielder Graham Saiko (wrist) could play Sunday, but outfielder Ahmad Christian (back) may have to wait another week before returning.

Tigers hoping for more offensive output BY TRAVIS SAWCHIK Post and Courier

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Cleveland’s Wayne Ellington, right, fouls Miami’s LeBron James during the Heat’s 98-95 comeback victory in Cleveland on Wednesday. It was the 24th straight win for Miami.

Even huge deficits aren’t derailing Heat BY TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI — For the Miami Heat, it has been anything but an ordinary path along the way to this extraordinary 24-game winning streak. There have been blowouts, buzzer-beaters and now a pair of huge second-half rallies. Or, as Dwyane Wade would call it all ... “Fun,” the Heat guard said. These days, everything — even huge deficits — seems like fun for the reigning NBA champions, who haven’t lost a game in nearly two months. And this week has brought perhaps the two most scintillating additions to the league’s second-longest winning streak ever, now nine shy of matching the Los Angeles Lakers of 1971-72 for the top spot on that list. They were down by 17 in Boston on Monday, then trailed by 27 in Cleveland on Wednesday. Somehow, someway, the streak lived on both times, and Miami now has a chance at consecutive win No. 25 on Friday night when they play host to the Detroit Pistons — a team that has lost nine in a row. “Faith,” said Heat forward Shane Battier, whose 3-pointers helped spark the comeback in Cleveland. “We have a lot of faith in each other, a lot of faith of what we can do. When we give the effort and the concentration, we can do some pretty amazing things. We don’t want to keep proving that. We’ll take a more consistent effort versus turning the jets on when we have to, but I’m proud of the resolve of this team.” Apparently, so are those 1971-72 Lakers. At least, some of them are. Heat President Pat Riley played for that 33-in-a-row club, so it’s a safe bet that he’s thrilled to see history possibly repeating itself with him being part of it again. And on Thursday, NBA legend Jerry West — another part of that Lakers team — made clear that he’s enjoying watching this Heat run as well. “It may not end,” West said. “That’s why I think it’s so remarkable.” During this stretch of 24 straight victories, the Heat have not trailed at any point in the second half on 10 occasions. In 13 of their previous 14 games before the trip to Boston, they never faced even a double-digit deficit, the lone exception being when they trailed the New York Knicks by 16 points at Madison Square Garden before pulling off a comeback. In their past 11 games before Boston, Miami’s fourth-quarter deficits — combined — were 22 points. Against the Celtics and Cavs alone, the combined Heat deficits in the fourth quarter were, again, 22 points. So dizzying was the comeback that, when it was over, Wade wasn’t sure about the streak’s length. “What are we at, 24 games?” Wade asked. “You start losing count.”

CLEMSON — Clemson coach Jack Leggett knew it would be difficult for his youthladen baseball team to produce runs this season. Much has been made of the loss of slugger Richie Shaffer, a first-round draft pick, and college baseball’s offensedepressing bats. But the bats have LEGGETT also turned Doug Kingsmore Stadium from a neutral park into a pitcher’s paradise. All these factors conspire against Clemson’s ability to produce runs, and thereby reduce the team’s margin for error. “Nothing’s been easy,” Leggett said. “Power numbers are tough to come by for anyone in this park, with these

bats.” Nothing has been easy, in fact, power has been historically low thus far for Clemson. As Clemson (13-7, 3-3 ACC) prepares to host a three-game series with Duke (11-10, 2-4) this weekend, the Tigers have eight home runs through 20 games. At that pace, Clemson will finish the season with 25 homers. The Tigers have not hit fewer than 30 home runs in a season since 1974, when they hit 26. In 2002, former Clemson star Khalil Greene hit 27 home runs and teammates Michael Johnson and Jeff Baker each hit 25. The Tigers are slugging .360, which would put them on pace to finish with their lowest slugging mark since 1971. Clemson has slugged below .400 as a team just twice since 1974. “As I told the team, we can be better offensively, take less pitches,” Leggett said, “be more

aggressive.” Perhaps as temperatures warm in April and May the Tigers will enjoy an uptick in offense. Perhaps sophomore catcher Garrett Boulware has found his swing after homering twice against N.C. State ace Carlos Rodon earlier this month, and hitting his team-best fourth home run against Morehead State this week. Leggett hopes to get more power from first baseman John McGibbon, who is slugging .272, and JUCO transfer Shane Kennedy, who is the only other Tiger with multiple home runs (2). Despite the low offensive output, Clemson is scratching out wins because of a pitching staff that has a 2.92 ERA — Clemson hasn’t had a team ERA below 3.00 since 1992 (2.86) — and a defense which leads the nation in double plays.

Kyle Busch has confidence back — and he’s winning NASCAR SPRINT CUP SCHEDULE

BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch left little doubt his confidence is just fine during prerace introductions at Bristol Motor Speedway, where the track allows drivers to say whatever they want to the crowd. Most drivers play it safe by stating their name and hometowns, while others add a greeting to the crowd and maybe a little bit of personality. Busch went all out beginning with the Nationwide Series race on Saturday when he grabbed the microphone and simply stated, “You know who I am.” Arrogant? Sure. But he backed it up by grabbing his fifth Nationwide victory at Bristol, which tied him with Kevin Harvick for most in the series. Busch, by the way, has a series-record 53 wins, and two in the last four weeks after going winless last season. He was even brasher the next day before the main event Sprint Cup race. Grinning as he strutted down Bristol’s version of the red carpet, Busch name-dropped

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Kyle Busch celebrates after wining the Nationwide Series race last Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. Busch is finding early success this season.

the track’s all-time winner: “I may not be no Darrell Waltrip, but I sure as heck don’t need no introduction,” before dropping the mic and walking off. He came up short in his bid to sweep the weekend, but staged a wicked battle in the closing laps of the race to snag second-place from Brad Keselowski.

He left Bristol with a win, a runner-up finish and a track record in Sprint Cup qualifying. Not a bad day’s work for a guy coming off the worst season of his career. So what’s changed? It could be something as simple as driving Joe Gibbs Racing cars again in the Nationwide Series.

The Associated Press x-non-points race March 24 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. April 7 — STP Gas Booster 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 13 — Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 21 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. April 27 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. May 5 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 11 — Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 18 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 18 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 26 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 2 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. June 9 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. June 16 — Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 29 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 6 — Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 — New Hampshire 300, Loudon, N.H. July 28 — Crown Royal Presents The Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis Aug. 4 — Pennsylvania 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 11 — Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 18 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 24 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 1 — AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 7 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 15 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 22 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 29 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 6 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 12 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 20 — Camping World RV Sales 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 27 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 10 — AdvoCare 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla.


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Butler fends off Bucknell for 68-56 win LEXINGTON, Ky. — The cast of characters has changed. Butler’s character has not. Rotnei Clarke scored 11 of his 17 points in the last 8:44, Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points and Butler withstood a late rally from upsetminded Bucknell for a 68-56 victory in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Roosevelt Jones added 14 points for the sixth-seeded Bulldogs, who watched an 11-point lead turn into a 6-point deficit before regaining control of the game for good. Butler has now won 11 of its last 13 games in the NCAA tournament, the only two losses coming in the 2010 and 2011 title games. Joe Willman had a career-high 20 points for Bucknell. But the

the foul line. The Bulldogs made 25 of 28 free throws — 18 of 20 in the final 4:43 alone — while Bucknell went to the line just eight times. Butler (27-8), headed to the Big East next season after one in the Atlantic 10, will now face the winner of Davidson-Marquette on Saturday in the East Region. LOUISVILLE NC A&T

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Butler forward Kameron Woods (31) wrestles with Bucknell’s Joe Willman, left, and Bryson Johnson, right, for a rebound during the Bulldogs’ 68-56 second-round tournament victory on Thursday in Lexington, Ky.

11th-seeded Bison couldn’t overcome an off day from two-time Patriot League Player of the year Mike Muscala, who had nine points, only the second time this season he’s

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Pay attention, No. 1s. This is how it’s done. Russ Smith scored 23 points and set a Louisville NCAA tournament record with a career-high eight steals, and Peyton Siva had eight assists as the Cardinals demolished North Carolina A&T 79-48 on Thursday night. Louisville finished with a seasonhigh 20 steals as it forced the Aggies into 27 turnovers. It was the 11th

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straight win for the Cardinals (30-5), and only their sixth victory ever at Rupp Arena. Of course, that’s because Louisville is usually facing Kentucky here, but the defending national champions are spectators these days after being bounced out of the first round of the NIT this week. Rick Pitino and his Big East champions will play the winner of Colorado State-Missouri on Saturday. No 16th seed has ever beaten a No. 1 and, unlike that Southern-Gonzaga squeaker that ended shortly before the Aggies and Cardinals tipped off, this one was never even a contest. Oh, the Cardinals let A&T (20-17) hang around for a few minutes, giving the small handful of Aggies fans enough time to take photos of the scoreboard while the margin was still respectable. From wire reports

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Oregon knocks off Oklahoma St. 68-55 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dominic Artis anticipated Marcus Smart’s pass and took the interception the other way for a layup early to set the tone for Oregon. Despite the seedings and the all the pregame hype surrounding Oklahoma State’s star, the Ducks had the better team and the better freshman point guard Thursday night. Artis had 13 points, four steals and helped slow down Smart while fellow freshman Damyean Dotson led the way with 17 points to help 12thseeded Oregon extend a run that began in the Pac-12 tournament by beating the fifthseeded Cowboys 68-55 in the second round of the NCAAs on Thursday. Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 17 rebounds to give the Ducks (27-8) their first tournament win in six years. Oregon advanced to play fourth-seeded St Louis (27-6) on Saturday for a spot in the Midwest regional in Indianapolis next week. The Billik-

ens beat New Mexico State 64-44. The selection committee raised some eyebrows when Oregon was given a 12 seed despite tying for second place in the Pac-12 in the regular season, winning the conference tournament and going 21-4 with Artis in the lineup. SAINT LOUIS NEW MEXICO STATE

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Saint Louis is carrying on the memory of Rick Majerus the best way it knows how: by advancing in the NCAA tournament. Dwayne Evans had 24 points and six rebounds, Cody Ellis scored 12 points and the fourth-seeded Billikens overwhelmed New Mexico State 64-44 in the second round Thursday behind a dominating defense. Playing with a heavy heart since Majerus died in December, Saint Louis reached another mark in March for its late coach. The Billikens (28-6) eclipsed the 1988-89 team’s school record of 27 victories

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Oregon players celebrate on the court during Thursday’s 68-55 second-round NCAA tournament victory against Oklahoma State in San Jose, Calif.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Allen Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds, reserve Robert Thurman scored all 12 of his points on dunks and 12th-seeded California held off fifth-seeded UNLV 64-61 in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday. Buoyed by the crowd support of a strong contingent so close to Berkeley, the Golden

Bears (21-11) held the Runnin’ Rebels (25-10) without a basket for more than 11 minutes in the second half. Cal turned a tie game into a ninepoint lead during that stretch and withstood a late UNLV push for its first tournament win since 2009. The Rebels rallied to within a point in the final seconds before missed free throws and a costly inbounds pass sealed the loss. From wire reports

not ready to go home, I know our team’s not ready to go home. “We got down by like seven, nobody ever panicked. ... Nobody missed a beat. We knew the game isn’t over until the clock hits zero.” Blue was there to ensure time ran out on Davidson, intercepting the last-ditch inbounds pass to seal a remarkable rally and set off a noisy celebration among players and Golden Eagles fans at Rupp Arena. Marquette advanced to Saturday’s third round against Butler, a 68-56 winner over Bucknell It’s mostly thanks to Blue and Wilson. Blue finished with 16 points while Wilson added 14, but their consecutive 3-pointers brought Marquette to within 58-57 with 11 seconds left. The Golden Eagles then caught a huge break when De’Mon Brooks’ long inbounds pass went out of bounds at midcourt with 5.5 seconds left, providing another opportunity. “De’Mon just threw it a little too far,” said Davidson forward Jake Cohen, who scored a game-high 20 points including 12 in the second half. “That’s how it goes sometimes.” On the game-winning play, Cohen added, “I got switched onto him and he got by me. Hindsight’s 20-20. It’s really easy to look back now and draw up something different. He made a big play and made a big shot.” The Golden Eagles (24-8) won for the fifth time in six games despite shooting 20 of 58 from the field (35 percent) including 4 of 15 from 3-point range. Marquette’s known more for its inside scoring than outside to begin with, but it got clutch shots from Blue and Wilson when the game seemed to be in Davidson’s hands. A 9-1 run gave the Wildcats a 49-40 lead, and they seemed poised to seal the game thanks to Cohen — plus Brooks and Nik Cochran, who both scored 11. But Marquette kept plugging away and found itself within range in the final minutes. Then came perimeter jumpers from Blue and Wilson. Brooks’ turnover followed and Blue took over from there. “After my first 3, it felt like things were going good,” Wilson said. “Van put the ball in the basket. It just opened up, going back to what we know best.” The comeback spoiled Davidson’s upset bid and halted the nation’s longest winning streak at 17 games. The Wildcats entered the game shooting nearly 47 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free throw line. Their numbers weren’t as good on Thursday, but the Wildcats thought they had enough. “We emptied our tank today,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. “Credit Marquette, they made three plays down the stretch.”


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2 Duke (30-2) 15 Hampton (28-5)

15 Oral Roberts (18-12)

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16 Tulsa (16-16) 8 Michigan (21-10)

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11 Green Bay (29-2)

3 N. Carolina (28-6)

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14 Albany (NY) (27-3)

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7 Dayton (27-2)

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7 Texas Tech (21-10)

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6 LSU (20-11)

7 Oklahoma St. 21-10) 10 DePaul (21-11)

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5 Iowa St. (23-8)

3 Texas A&M (24-9) 14 Wichita St. (24-9)

2 Tennessee (24-7)

1 Stanford (31-2)

6 Nebraska (23-8) 11 Chattanooga (29-3)

7 Syracuse (24-7) 10 Creighton (24-7)

4 So. Carolina (24-7) 13 So. Dakota St. (25-7)

3 UCLA (25-7) 14 Stetson (24-8)

5 Colorado (25-6) 12 Kansas (18-13)

12 Middle Tenn. (25-7)

13 Liberty (27-6)

1 Notre Dame (31-1) 16 UT Martin (19-14)

Storrs, Conn.

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Memphis avoids late collapse AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Down by five with only a few seconds remaining, Matthew Dellavedova and Saint Mary’s nearly pulled off an NCAA tournament stunner. Instead, the senior star’s last-second shot sailed long, and sixth-seeded Memphis moved on to the next round. Dellavedova’s 3-pointer from the right wing missed everything as time expired, allowing Memphis to hold on for a 54-52 win over 11th-seeded Saint Mary’s on Thursday. The Tigers led by 15 in the first half but nearly gave the game away in the final seconds. With Memphis (31-4) ahead 54-49, Eividas Petrulis banked in a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds to play. The Tigers then lost the ball when the Gaels’ Jordan Giusti deflected the inbound pass off Joe Jackson of the Tigers and out of bounds. Saint Mary’s (28-7) was out of timeouts but had a chance to regroup while officials reviewed the previous sequence. It didn’t matter. Dellavedova, the career leader in scoring for Saint Mary’s, was able to get a shot off, but it didn’t come close to going in. MICHIGAN STATE VALPARAISO

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. Nix had 23 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help power the third-seeded Spartans past 14th-seeded Valparaiso 65-54 on Thursday with an inspired effort by their only senior.

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Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova, right, dives for the ball as Memphis guard Chris Crawford defends during the Tigers’ 54-52 second-round NCAA tournament victory in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Thursday. MICHIGAN SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan overcome a rough night for Trey Burke in a 71-56 NCAA tournament victory over 13th-seed-

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Armstead leads Wichita State past Pitt SALT LAKE CITY — Malcolm Armstead scored 22 points, Cleanthony Early added 21 and ninthseeded Wichita State defeated eighth-seeded Pittsburgh 73-55 Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Freshman Steven Adams led Pitt (24-9) with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Call Hall added 11 points for the Shockers (27-8), who face the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga. GONZAGA SOUTHERN

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Wichita State’s Malcolm Armstead (2) shoots as Pittsburgh’s Steven Adams, left, defends in the Shocker’s 73-55 second-round tournament victory on Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Still don’t think Gonzaga deserved that No. 1 seed? There might be a few more doubters now. Entering the NCAA tournament top-seeded and top-ranked for the first time in program history, the Zags nearly made another kind of history Thursday — coming only a few minutes and a rimmed-out shot or two from becoming the first 1 to lose to a 16. Gonzaga prevailed 64-58 over

Southern University in a game that wasn’t safely in hand until the final buzzer sounded. No. 1 seeds improved to 113-0 since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Bulldogs (32-2) will play No. 9 Wichita State on Saturday. ARIZONA BELMONT

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mark Lyons scored 23 points and the sixth-seeded Arizona Wildcats rolled past No. 11 seed Belmont 81-64 Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats (26-7) used their huge size advantage to shut down the Bruins (26-7), who are 0-6 in tourney games. Arizona held a 44-18 edge on the boards, outscored Belmont 36-18 in the paint, blocked five shots and outshot the Bruins from 3-point range. From wire reports

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USC from Page B1 Norman, Okla., and Ieasia Walker, from Amityville, N.Y., were both freshmen in Staley’s second year and wondered what they’d gotten themselves into under their driven coach. “Discipline was big because we had people who weren’t used to discipline,” Bruner said. Staley, the college AllAmerican and three-time Olympic gold-medal winner, acknowledged the difficulty at turning South Carolina around. When she arrived, Staley said players didn’t know what it took to succeed. That slowly changed as Staley attracted hard workers like Bruner and Walker to the program. “When you bring in winners,” Staley said, “you’re generally going to win.” That’s occurred the past three seasons. The team played in the women’s NIT after the 2011 season, then broke through with an NCAA at-large berth a year later. The Gamecocks showed their coach’s grit with two wins in last year’s tournament before falling to Stanford in the round of 16. Bruner, Walker and junior college transfer Sancheon White wanted to make their final season memorable and took the reins from last year’s stellar senior class of La’Keisha Sutton and Markeshia Grant, who combined for more than a third of South Carolina’s 61.2 points a game in 2012. South Carolina tied a school record with a 10-0 start. Its 11 SEC victories were a program best and Walker became the school’s third player with at least 1,000 points, 250 assists and 250 steals on the way to her being named the SEC’s defensive player of the year. More importantly, sophomore Aleigsha Welch said, the seniors set a tone for how the players would perform in practice, in games and around campus. “Being able to hold this team together, they’ve showed me the meaning of leadership,” Welch said. They’ve also gotten Staley and her staff to lighten up a bit. There’s not as much yelling at practice or disciplinary runs for not following rules. “I think we’ve become a better practice team and that’s why you’re seeing the results,” the coach said. It’s almost as simple as players growing up, Staley said. Five years ago, Staley and her assistants were challenged by players questioning the increased emphasis on weight-room training and fitness, or the harder regimens at practice. The questions kept coming as losses continued. “But kids are tangible beings and being in the spotlight is something they like to do,” Staley said. “And when they find that they’re successful with things, it’s a little easier to coach, it’s a little easier to motivate.” Staley believes she’s got a highly motivated group heading into the NCAAs when they leave campus Thursday morning.


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DONNA WIGLE Donna Jean Warner Wigle, age 63, beloved wife of 20 years to Dana Eugene Wigle, died on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Newark, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Alice Grubaugh Warner. Mrs. Wigle was a member of the National Federation WIGLE for the Blind, Coffee Cup Campers and worked at LC Industries with Shaw Air Force Base. Mrs. Wigle enjoyed camping and kayaking. She was a master gardener. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all. Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Lee Derringer; three stepsons, Donald Wigle, James Wigle and Jeremiah Wigle; three brothers, Cliff Warner, Homer Warner and Gary Warner; four sisters, Karen Collins, Faith Kent, Lucy Sanders and Pam Smith; two aunts, Nettie Warner and Mu-

riel Rice; mother-in-law, Rose Mary Wigle; four sister-in-laws, Tina Walker, Lori Abott, Diana Alderydce and Patty Wigle; brother-inlaw, Tim Wigle; two grandsons; and two granddaughters. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bullock Funeral Home. You may sign the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

GENERAL L. BURGESS MANNING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; General Lee Burgess, 60, husband of Lelan Lorraine Dixon Burgess, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. He was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Alcolu, a son of

the late Rev. Golden Jr. and Ethel Mae Preston Burgess. He was a member of Cypress AME Church. He received his formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County and graduated from Manning Training Class of 1971. He was employed by Georgia Pacific for 17 years and Carters Transport for eight years. Survivors are his wife, Lelan Lorraine Burgess; one son, Gerald Tyrell Burgess; one sister, Renee BURGESS (Welvin) Starks; two brothers, the Rev. Benny (Mary Alice) McCants; five aunts; three uncles; six sistersin-law; and two brothers-in-law. The celebratory services for General Lee Burgess will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St., Manning, with the Rev. Benny McCants, eulogist, the Rev. Jerome McCray, presiding, the Rev. Rufus Gaymon, the Rev. Franklin McCants, the Rev. Dr. Leroy Green and Minister Earl Sin-

gleton assisting. Burial will follow in Cypress Fork AME Church cemetery, Alcolu. The family is receiving friends at 8036 Juneburn Road, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

ROSE J. McFADDEN Rose Johnson McFadden, 76, widow of Samuels McFadden Jr., died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her residence, 3 Belton Court, Sumter. She was born Dec. 28, 1937, in Richland County, a daughter of the late Rev. Robert C. Sr. and Sally Mae Taylor Johnson. Her birth parents were the late Mack Eleazer and Annie Johnson. She received her formal education at Melina Parochial School and Walker-Gamble High School. After graduating from Walker-Gamble, she attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of Melina Presbyterian Church. Rose worshipped at Bethel Pres-

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byterian Church in Philadelphia, where she served as a missionary, Sunday school teacher, nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aide and in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry. As an adult member of Melina, she was an active member of the United Presbyterian Women and Sunday school. Her passion was for her service with the hospitality ministry. Mrs. McFadden was a former member of Mount Car- McFADDEN mel Grand Chapter, State of Pennsylvania, Order of the Eastern Star and the South Carolina State Troopers Coalition. Mrs. McFadden was employed by the South Carolina State Highway Department for 23 years as a telecommunications operator for the Sumter Patrol District. Survivors are three daughters, Gail McFadden (William) Roberts of Laverock, Pa., Cynthia McFadden Murray of Atlanta and Marcia McFadden Holland of Philadelphia; a stepson, Ronald (Cassandra)

Dawson of Yeadon, Pa.; two brothers, Robert C. (Eva) Johnson Jr. of Bennettsville and William Albert (Joanne) Johnson of Camden; two half-sisters, Gwen (George) Bitting and Edith Watford; sistersin-law, Theola McFadden and Mildred (Joseph) Elliott; brotherin-law, Weldon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chickâ&#x20AC;? McFadden; nine grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. The celebratory services for Rose J. McFadden will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Melina Presbyterian Church (USA), Gable, with the Rev. Samuels Sparks, pastor, presiding, the Rev. Carnell Hampton, eulogist, the Rev. Franklin Golelough, the Rev. Mary Rose Hagan and the Rev. Ella Busby assisting. Mrs. McFadden will lie in repose one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 3 Belton Court, Sumter. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B7

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how much her son loved Clemson, she reached out to the Tiger running back via Facebook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always loved Clemson and Hot Rod,â&#x20AC;? Vanessa said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I read that article, it just touched me. I contacted him and he responded right away and said he wanted to meet Hunter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sort of set this thing up at the last minute and he came through. I just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be more thankful. He thanked me for the opportunity to help Hunter.â&#x20AC;? McDowellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message was simple; one of faith, family and football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really just told him to pray, listen to his parents and listen to his teachers,â&#x20AC;? McDowell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take you anywhere you want to go. I told him to look at me. I went through the same things he did, went through the same struggles and came out on the other side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only can I still walk, but I can run. donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of it as a negative. think of it as a positive. At the end of the day, Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got you.â&#x20AC;? It was a similar message McDowellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Roxanne Solone, shared with Vanessa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the second surgery didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t correct the problem, I talked with my brother and basically just said this is the way God made him, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be,â&#x20AC;? Solone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it stop him, though.

year before winning the title again in his third and finla year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have our own track,â&#x20AC;? Baker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run all of the events, but we won two state titles.â&#x20AC;? What Baker did have was two future National Football League players, brothers Robert Geathers and James Geathers. After working with the track teeam at S.C. State as a fulltime graduate student during the 197677 school year, Baker returned to Sumter at the behest of Dr. Earl Vaughn to work at Sumter High School starting in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;77-78 school year. He first worked with Sammy Way, focusing on the discus and shot put. After Way stepped down, Rut Dingle took over and Baker added working with the sprint relay teams to his duties. Baker said both Dingle and Way helped him in his development as a coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had the fortune of working with two Hall of Famers in Sammy and Rut,â&#x20AC;?They taught me all that they knew and helped me with everything that I thought I already knew. I received a lot of tutelage under them.â&#x20AC;? Under Way, SHS had six state champions and three runner-ups in the discus and shot combined. Sumter won three 4A team state titles and was the runner-up two other times. Under Dingle, Baker had two shot and discus champions and two sprint relay champions. Sumter won one state and

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically what I told (Vanessa). Just pray and encourage him. He can do anything he wants. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a handicap. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a testimony.â&#x20AC;? McDowellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s testimony might soon be heightened when the Clemson season begins. After working behind C.J. Spiller, Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington through his first three years, McDowell is on the short list of running backs to take over the starting job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just competing 24/7,â&#x20AC;? McDowell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working to show the coaches that I want to be the guy. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blessing where I am right now. I want to inspire kids and show them that there are bigger things out there. There are bigger things that can come from this (type of) surgery.â&#x20AC;? The message was received loud and clear by Hunter, who plays football, basketball and soccer at Willow Drive, and intends to do so again as soon as he can after the surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes me feel better about the surgery,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said of his talks with McDowell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes me feel better to have it done now so I can get back out on the field later. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I want to do. I want to be on that sideline one day.â&#x20AC;? The possibility of switching from wide receiver to running back like McDowell? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see,â&#x20AC;? he said.

was runner-up three times from 1987 to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;93. Baker was the SHS girls head coach from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;93-01. Sumter won the region four times and was state runner-up on three occasions. He had three 100-meter champion, seven champions in the long jump and triple jump and five 4x100 relay champions. He was the head coach of both programs from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;01-06, winning the region title with the boys twice and four times with the girls. After retiring from SHS, he went on to be the girls head coach at Lee Central for two years. He is now back at SHS, assisting two of his former athletes, boys head coach Gerald Tomlin and girls head coach Karen McFadden. Baker remembers athletes such as Norman Greene, Cleveland Pinkey and future Olympian Nicole Gamble who came through the Sumter program. But he also has a soft spot in his heart for those who were molded into outstanding track and field athletes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took a lot of people who were not quite good enough to play football or basksetball, and we were able to mold them and develop them to their potential.â&#x20AC;? Another of the adults who has helped Baker through all of his career is his wife, Gloria, whom he married the year he started teaching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria was taking care of our kids at home, while I was going off helping the other kids,â&#x20AC;? Baker said.

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HAZEL T. DAY GREENVILLE — Hazel Turner Day, beloved wife of Jarvis Day, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2013, at home. Mrs. Day was born April 23, 1923, in Lockhart. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband while working in the Pentagon. Hazel was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sumter and was an avid golfer and loving homemaker for her husband and three children. Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Stephen (Marie), Debra D. Knott (James) and Ken (SamDAY mie); five grandchildren, Lauren, Leslie, Kendal, Stephanie and Brooke; and a sister, Carrie Belle of Gaffney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in The Mackey Mortuary Chapel. A committal service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park in Sumter. The family will receive friends from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at The Mackey Mortuary prior to the funeral service. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mackeymortuary.com. SAMUEL C. REIGHLEY Sr. GREENWOOD — Samuel Camillus “Sam” Reighley Sr., 70, resident of 510 Marietta Drive, husband of Faye Taylor Reighley, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1942, in Laurens County, he was a son of Charlotte Eugenia Senn Reighley and the late David Alan Reighley Jr. A 1960 graduate of Newberry High School, Mr. Reighley was also a 1963 graduate of S.C. Highway Patrol School. A veteran of the South Carolina National Guard, he was retired as district captain from the S.C. Highway Patrol, where he served in Greenwood for 35 years. A member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, Mr. Reighley was also a member of the Charles Poore Sunday School Class. Surviving in addition to his wife of 48 years of the home and his mother of Newberry are three children, Betsy Hodgin and husband, John, of Lexington, Samuel C. “Cal” Reighley Jr. of Irmo and Jenny Miller and husband, Chris, of Donalds; two grandchildren, Madeline Hodgin and Taylor Hodgin, both of Lexington; and two brothers, David Alan Reighley III and wife, Mabel, of Reading, Pa., and Daniel Senn Reighley and wife, Michelle, of Westminster. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Ann Reighley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark United Methodist Church, River Street Campus, with the Rev. Barrett Alewine officiating. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gene Cooley, Randy Stevenson, Wayne Bedenbaugh, Greg Johnson, Andy Johnson, Patrick Johnson, John Hodgin and Christopher Miller.

Honorary escort will be members of the S.C. Highway Patrol Honor Guard along with all current and retired law enforcement officers. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Sunday until the service hour at St. Mark United Methodist Church, River Street REIGHLEY Campus, and at other times at the home. Those desiring may make memorials to St. Mark United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 550 Bypass 72 West, Greenwood, SC 29649. For online condolences, visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Reighley family. Courtesy announcement by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

HENRIETTA PETERS Henrietta Frances Hill Peters, 93, widow of Howard Gilbert Peters, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Morningside. Born in Boswell, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Ross and Lula Sanders Hill. Mrs. Peters was a member of Green Acres Assembly of God Church. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Pink (Thomas) of Jackson, Mich., and Jean Wright (Pete) of Sumter; two brothers, Otto Hill of Adrian, Mich., and Clarence Hill of New Tazwell, Tenn.; two sisters, Elsie Quesenberry of Delphi, Ind., and Shirley Seago of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Jason Pink (Jessica), Dr. Michael Pink, Peter Wright (Lee Ann) and Matt Wright (Allison); and one great-grandchild, Charlie Pink. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Graveside services will be held in Loyall, Ky. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169 or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 7759386.

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SAMUEL LEE RHAMES Sr. Samuel Lee Rhames Sr., 72, entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1940, in Sumter County, a son of the late Churmie Sr. and Ida Green Rhames. He was a member of Jehovah Baptist Church and graduated from Lincoln High School. He moved to New York and was employed as a supervisor with Dykes Lumber Co. He joined Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon and trustee ministries and was a member of the male chorus and the Inspirational Choir. He was also a past worshipful master of Masonic

Lodge Keystone No. 8. After retiring, he moved back to Sumter and rejoined Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Eleanor Glisson Rhames of the home; one son, Samuel L. (Towanda) Rhames Jr. of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three grandchildren, Loren Shelton, William Barnett and Camryn Rhames; one great-grandchild, Aubrier Shelton; one sister, Dorothy (Euless) Pratt of Washington, D.C.; a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Rhames. Viewing for Brother Rhames will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, Dr. Marion H. Newton, assisted by Minister Edmond Hamilton, Minister Randolph Green and Minister Linda Speed. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family is receiving visitors at the home, 412 W. Oakland Ave., Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

MARY KELLY Mary Kelly, 87, widow of Lloyd Kelley, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Bronx, N.Y. She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Clarendon County, a daughter of the late James Samuels and Mary Bannister Samuel and stepdaughter of the late Sarah Samuel. She was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. At an early age, she joined Taw Caw Baptist Church. She later moved to New York and joined LaGree Baptist Church, Harlem, N.Y. Survivors are one granddaughter, Charletta Darville of Richmond, Va.; six sisters, Hattie Bannister of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ellen (William) Moore of Richmond, Va., Ruth Bannister, Gertrude Singleton, Tenet McFadden and Susan (Phillip) Johnson, all of Brooklyn; one greatgrandchild; two special nieces, Joan Dingle of Bronx and Virlyn Tillie of Summerton; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by three children, Margaree Samuel, Geneva Adams and Robert Lee Samuel; twin sisters, Martha Samuel Dingle and Carrie Stukes; and two brothers, Samuel and James “Bubba” Samuel. Viewing for Mrs. Kelley will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Satur-

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day at Taw Caw Baptist Church, Summerton, with the pastor, Dr. William T. Johnson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is receiving visitors at the home of her niece, Virlyn Tillie, 1053 Wilson Ave., Summerton. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

LUCILLE RUBIN-PETERSON Lucille Rubin-Peterson, 82, was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Lee County, a daughter of the late Carrie Rubin and Willie Hudson. Widow of Willie Peterson, she departed her earthly journey on March 19, 2013. At a very young age, she became a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Mayesville. She was educated in the Lee County Public Schools system. She devoted 10 years of her life working in New York City at White Plains Hospital. She enjoyed singing gospel music and entertaining her loving family. Her precious memories will be cherished by her five sons, Isaac Peterson (Beverly), Earl Peterson (Edna) of Sumter, Terry Peterson (Chasity) of Hartsville, Robert Rubin and Lester Rubin of Sumter; three daughters, Barbara Dukes (Nathaniel), Carrie Rubin (John) and Pansy Butler (Clayton), all of Sumter; 35 grandchildren; 71 greatgrandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nettie Mae Gamble (James) of Bishopville and Lillie Carol of Balitimore, Md.; one son-in-law, Charles Dukes of Sumter; two special friends, Rozena Brown-McKnight and Mattie Gregg of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sons, Willie, David, Johnnie and Robert Lee Peterson; two daughters, Lucille PetersonDukes and Janet Peterson-Hudson; two grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, and one aunt. Public viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today. Homegoing services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Word International Ministries South, 710 Manning Ave., Sumter, with Bishop Jeffrey Johnson officiating. Internment will follow in Mayesville Cemetery. The management and staff of Sumter Funeral Service Inc., 623 Manning Ave., Sumter, is serving the Rubin-Peterson family. Online memorials may be sent to the family via sumterfuneralsvs@ sc.rr.com.

JAMES A. BURGESS James Abraham Burgess was born on May 31, 1963, to the late Nehemiah A. and Mary L. Burgess. He departed his earthly journey on March 18, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. James was the second oldest child of five siblings and was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He was employed by New York Hi-Style Clothing Store, and had a passion for fishing. Loving and precious memories will be cherished by his loving wife, Michelle Burgess; one stepson, Gerard Doss; one step-granddaughter, Grikeria Doss; an aunt, Rosa L. White, who raised him; two sisters, Dorine (Anthony) Wilson and Linda Q. Prince; one brother, Harvey (Victoria) Burgess, all of Sumter; and one sisterin-law, Mikey (Lawrence) Ludd of Sumter. Public viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today. Homegoing services will be held at noon Saturday at Sumter Funeral Service Chapel, 623 Manning Ave., with Dr. D.L. Grant Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford Cemetery. The management and staff of Sumter Funeral Service Inc., 623 Manning Ave., Sumter, is serving the Burgess family. Online memorials may be sent to the family at sumterfuneralsvs@ sc.rr.com. GREGORY ANDERSON Gregory “Crunch” Anderson was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Sumter County, to Willie and Hattie Anderson King. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at his residence in Brooklyn, N.Y. Gregory was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Sumter High School Class of 1983. He was employed by Phoenix Beverages for more than 20 years. Gregory leaves to cherish his memories: his parents, Willie and Hattie Anderson King of Sumter; two sons, Gregory Anderson and Christian Anderson, both of Brooklyn; one daughter, Brittany Denise Anderson of Sumter; two grandchildren, Heaven Nevaeh Anderson of Sumter and Deandre Glover of Brooklyn; three brothers, Johnnie Lee Anderson of Brooklyn, Walter Lee Anderson of New Jersey and Joe Louis Anderson of Sumter; one sister, Geraldine Anderson of Brooklyn; one special nephew raised as a brother, Marcus Anderson of Germany; one uncle, James Anderson of Brooklyn; one aunt, Marie Anderson of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m.

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GILBERT FULWOOD LYNCHBURG — Gilbert Fulwood was born April 29, 1923, in Sumter County, a son of the late Isaac and Sarah Ben Fulwood. Widower of Anslia Keels Fulwood, he departed this life on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. He was educated in the local public schools. Afterwards, he volunteered for a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II. Upon his return to civilian life, he served as a truck driver and farmer. A member of Mt. Sinai AME Church, he sang with the choir, taught Sunday school, was a prayer warrior, and was a steward emeritus. He was also a member of Sky Way Lodge No. 351. Survivors include five children, Eddie L. Fulwood of Washington, D.C., E. Patricia (George) White of Hillside, N.J., W. Cynthia (David) Capers of Lynchburg, Leon (Lela) Fulwood of Hyattsville, Md., and Linda (Doly) Hearon of Timmonsville; 12 grandchildren; four siblings, Jenipher (Edward) Wilson of Barstow, Calif., Anglia C. Fulwood of New Carrollton, Md., the Rev. George G. Fulwood of Forestville, Md., and Zonda (David) Holloway of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. The funeral cortege will leave at 10:25 a.m. from the residence, 3600 Trinity Road, Lynchburg. Friends may visit the family at the church, where Mr. Fulwood will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday at Mt. Sinai AME Church, Lynchburg, with the pastor, Marie Webb, officiating. Interment will follow in Edwards Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 3600 Trinity Road, Lynchburg. 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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ABC’s ‘Last Man,’ ‘Malibu Country’ end seasons BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH “Last Man Standing” (8 p.m., ABC, TVPG) ends its second season with a familiar face. Jonathan Taylor Thomas reunites with fellow “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen. Thomas plays Jon, who used to work with Kristin (Amanda Fuller) at the diner. She’s impressed to see that he’s worked his way up to owning a trendy club, as she’s trying to figure out her own life. Thomas’ career trajectory has taken an educational route since graduating from “Improvement.” He’s gone on to study at both Harvard and Columbia. Viewers too young to remember his old show may recognize him as the voice of Simba in Disney’s “The Lion King.” Reunions like this are fun for fans of “Improvement,” but they also remind us just how much television has changed since the early 1990s. “Last Man” has done OK for ABC this season — well enough, some think (or hope), to be renewed for another season. The show reached an audience of less than 6.5 million viewers last Friday; it nearly tied with a repeat of “Undercover Boss” for the most-watched show in its time period. By comparison, “Im-

provement” reached audiences of about 20 million viewers from 1993-94, and was never out of the network ratings’ top 10 over its eight-year run. • An online date (with guest star Stacy Keach) does not go smoothly for Reba on the season finale of “Malibu Country” (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). The jury is still out on a second season for “Malibu.” While this series and “Last Man Standing” harken back to earlier shows, the latter at least tries to echo a huge hit. In its heyday, the WB’s “Reba” had a smaller audience than “Malibu” does now. It never even cracked the list of top 100 most popular shows. If anything, both “Malibu” and “Last Man” seem more like series you’d find on TBS, TV Land, Disney or Nickelodeon, where obvious setup gags and laugh track-soaked dialogue still reign. Nancy Travis, who plays Tim Allen’s wife on “Last Man,” migrated from the decidedly oldschool 2007-09 TBS comedy “The Bill Engvall Show” without missing a beat. • Viewers who can’t wait for Al Pacino’s turn in HBO’s “Phil Spector” on Sunday can settle for his over-the-top performance in the 1983 drug

trade epic “Scarface” (8 p.m., Spike).

Tonight’s Other Highlights • “NCAA March Madness 360” (2:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., CBS Sports) reviews the day’s basketball action. • The 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament (noon, CBS) continues; games also appearing on TBS, TNT and Tru TV throughout the day. • The Winter X Games continue from Tignes, France (7 P.m., ESPN). • Ramsay sets out to save a restaurant as well as an owner’s reputation on “Kitchen Nightmares” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). • The co-creator of “Jackass” needs a special aquarium on the season premiere of “Tanked” (9 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-14). • The gang returns to Goldfield for an extended lockdown on “Ghost Adventures” (9 p.m., Travel, TV-PG). • A woman’s sudden blindness leads Nick to a tearful discovery on “Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • Calvin is found, after much ado, on “Touch” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • Jeff gets word of a not-so-innocent costume party on “Cult” (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).

• A dearth of snow affects the hunting season on “Yukon Men” (9 p.m., Discovery, TVPG). • Aldo Fabrizi stars in the 1950 biography “The Flowers of St. Francis” (9:30 p.m., TCM). This should be of particular interest now that the new pope has taken the name of the saint from Assisi. • The gang mourns John on “Bering Sea Gold” (10 p.m., Discovery, TV-14). • A chance encounter turns a woman’s life upside down on “Who the (Bleep) *” (10 p.m., ID, TV-14).

Series Notes Contestants must design for every body type on “Fashion Star” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) * Justin Timberlake is featured in “The iHeartRadio Album Release Party” (8 p.m., CW, r) * A new crack at the spatula on “Shark Tank” (9 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG).

Late Night Olivia Wilde, Brad Wollack, Annie Lederman and Ryan Stout appear on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!, r) * Jay Leno welcomes Don Cheadle and Wynonna Judd on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) * “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 p.m., ABC) glances back at the past

week * David Spade, Kenny Licklider and Aaron Neville appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (12:35 a.m., CBS, r, time approximate due to basketball coverage) * Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Mitchell, Gary Dell’Abate and Sigur Ros visit “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Bradley Cooper and Wolfgang Puck on “The Late Late Show” (1:35 a.m., CBS, r, time approximate due to basketball coverage).

Cult Choice A photographer’s camera is endowed with the power to eliminate “evil-doers” in the 1952 Italian fantasy “The Machine That Kills Bad People” (11 p.m., TCM), directed by Roberto Rossellini. Copyright 2013, United Feature Syndicate


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE On April 5, 2013 At 10:00 AM MH Acceptance Corporation will sell, after payment of all outstanding liens, the following personal property: One 1993 CLAZ manufactured home, VIN# N0108291TN located at 44A Somerset Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 where the sale will be conducted. Sale terms: cashier's check only, if manufactured home to be removed from sale site, security deposit required and removal to be within 5 days of sale. For information regarding sale and inspection terms contact SARA NIDIFFER at 574-389-7298 ext 333.

Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that SONA LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Beer & Wine at 1083 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29153. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110

Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that KANAOI LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Beer & Wine at 440 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29153. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trusteefor the registered holders of CDC Mortgage Capital Trust 2002-HE2 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2002-HE2, PLAINTIFF, vs. James H. Ramsey, Sr. if he be dead, his heirs, personal representatives, successors, assigns, spouses and creditors, and all others claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate known as 400 Pitts Road, Sumter, South Carolina, James Henry Ramsey, Jr., LueJene Oliver, Cynthia McCrea, Valerie Hayes, and any unknown adults or persons 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 legal disability, being a class designated as Richard Roe, DEFENDANTS. TO THE ABOVE DEFENDANT(S):

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YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the Plaintiff's attorneys at their office, 501 Minuet Lane, #104A, Charlotte, NC, 28217, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after 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 such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDE(S), AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended effective September 1, 2002, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference to the Master in Equity for Sumter County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the SCRCP, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this action.

NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM TO:THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN, NAMES AND ADDRESSES UNKNOWN, INCLUDING ANY THEREOF WHO MAY BE MINORS, IMPRISONED PERSONS, INCOMPETENT PERSONS, RESIDENTS OR NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN OR COMMITTEE, OR OTHERWISE, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY MAY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Motion for an order appointing Kelley Woody, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi, for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe or John Doe, defendants herein, names and addresses unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, in the military service or

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SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-0077 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff, v. Barbara G. Sims; Tangier Gary; LaToya Gary; any Heir-at-law or Devisees of Elizabeth F. Gary a/k/a Elizabeth Gary, 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 including any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Department of Housing and Urban Development; Defendant(s). (017108-00039) TO THE DEFENDANT(S): Any unknown Heir-at-law or Devisees of Elizabeth F. Gary a/k/a Elizabeth Gary, 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 including any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 927 South Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 227-13-07-020, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Anne Bell Fant, made absolute. Columbia, South Carolina February 5, 2013.

LIS PENDENS Deficiency Judgment Waived NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain Home Equity Conversion Mortgage of real estate given by Elizabeth F. Gary a/k/a Elizabeth Gary to Village Capital and Investment, LLC dated December 1, 2010, and recorded in the Office of the RMC/ROD for Sumter County on December 9, 2010, in Mortgage Book 1148 at Page 753. Subsequently, this Mortgage was assigned unto Metlife Home Loans, a Division of Metlife Bank, N.A. by assignment dated October 19, 2012 and recorded November 16, 2012 in Book 1179 at Page 1787. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with any improvements thereto, situate, lying and being just south of the limits of the City of Sumter, in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot 64 on a plat of Victory Heights made by R.F. McLellan, CE, recorded in Plat Book Z-5 at Page 8 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Reference to said plat is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description. Said lot is subject to all restrictions, covenants, and easements of record, including those in Book 806 at Page 597. This being the same property conveyed to Elizabeth F. Gary and Randolph Gary by deed of Mazie Witherspoon dated November 4, 1964 and recorded December 8, 1964 in Book H-9 at Page 120. Subsequently, Randolph Gary died intestate on September 15, 1998, as is more fully shown in the Probate Records for Sumter County bearing Case No. 1999-ES-43-328; his interest in the subject property was conveyed to Elizabeth F. Gary by Deed of Distribution dated July 19, 2001 and recorded July 19, 2001 in Book 810 at Page 669. Subsequently, Elizabeth F. Gary a/k/a Elizabeth Gary died August 4, 2011, leaving her interest in the subject property to her heirs, namely, Barbara G. Sims, Tangier Gary, and LaToya Gary.

Property Address: 927 South Main Street Sumter, SC 29150 TMS# 227-13-07-020 Columbia, South Carolina January 14, 2013

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NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: Any unknown Heir-at-law or Devisees of Elizabeth F. Gary a/k/a Elizabeth Gary, 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 including 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.

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment,

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 15, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina February 5, 2013

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC.. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. Columbia, South Carolina February 5, 2013

ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI Deficiency Judgment Waived It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the appointment of Anne Bell Fant as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Anne Bell Fant, be and hereby is appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons under a disability, all of whom may have or may claim to have some interest in or claim to the real property commonly known as 927 South Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150; that Anne Bell Fant is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendant(s), unless the said Defendant(s), or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians Ad Litem for the said Defendant(s), and it is FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendant(s) Any unknown Heir-at-law or Devisees of Elizabeth F. Gary a/k/a Elizabeth Gary, 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 including any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe by publication thereof in the The Item, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. James C. Campbell Clerk of Court for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Reginald P. Corley (SC Bar #69453) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635) Michael P. Morris (SC Bar #73560) Eve Moredock Stacey (SC Bar #5300) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Jaclynn B. Goings (SC Bar #77501) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 017108-00039 A-4365761

ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2012-CP-43-01244 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Bank of America National Association as Successor by Merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as trustee under the Trust Agreement for the Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust Series 2004-3, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Finnie Darant Hines, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Finnie Darant Hines, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any rights, title interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants or persons under disability or persons in Military Service designated as a class Richard Roe; People's Choice Home Loan, Inc. ; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s).

it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 5755 Hines Road, Rembert, SC 29128 ; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action.

ORDER APPOINTING ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE Upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Service member's Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Service member's Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. SO ORDERED SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: People's Choice Home Loan, Inc. and Estate of Finnie Darant Hines YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53, of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of South Carolina Code 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the attached mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original note and mortgage and Complaint attached hereto.

LIS PENDENS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Finnie D. Hines (a/k/a Finnie Darant Hines) to People's Choice Home Loan, Inc. dated December 12, 2003 and recorded on January 2, 2004 in Book 921 at Page 1527, in the Sumter County Registry, hereinafter Mortgage. Thereafter the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises

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covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel, or tract of land, together with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Rafting Creek Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Tract No. 2 containing 1.14 acres as shown on that certain plat by Julian B. Allen R.L.S., dated 2/26/93 and recorded in the RMC Office for Sumter County in Plat Book 93 at Page 274, the exact boundaries and measurements of which can be determined by reference to the said plat. Said 1.14 acres being bounded and measuring according to the said plat as follows: one the North by Tract No. 3, said plat, and measuring thereon 556.26 feet; on the East by lands of Brown said plat, and measuring thereon 82.69 feet; on the South by Tract No. 1 said plat, and measuring 557.54 feet; and on the West by a 50 foot right of way, said plat, and measuring thereon 96.00 feet. Be all of said measurements a little more or a little less and according to the said plat. Including a 2001, Oakwood, Mobile Home, Serial Number H0NC02237199A/B. Borrower, the true and lawful owner of record of the mobile home being mortgaged with the property, declares that it is Borrower's intent that the mobile home lose its nature as personal property and become realty. Borrower further declares that the mobile home shall remain permanently attached as part of the real property and will not be removed therefrom. Derivation: Conveyed to Finnie D. Hines by deed from Deborah A. Bruns dated 6/21/94, and recorded 9/7/94 in Book 608 at Page 1903 in the RMC Office for Sumter County. TMS No. 140-00-02-059 Property Address: 5755 Hines Road, Rembert, SC 29128.

AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff.

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, 2013

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on June 22, 2012 BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC, Suzanne E. Brown, SC Bar No. 76440 J. Marshall Swails, SC Bar No. 79067 J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina 29210 (888) 726-9953 Attorneys for Plaintiff, 1028287

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO: 2013-CP-43-202 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Donald L. Davis and Lillie Davis, PLAINTIFFS, vs. Deshon Jeray Goodman, DEFENDANT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Complaint was filed in the above entitled action in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on February 5, 2013, for the purpose of instituting an action against the Defendant as a result of a motor vehicle collision which occurred on January 22, 2011.

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

LIS PENDENS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Charlene B. Hardy to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for AmeriGroup Mortgage Corporation dated May 12, 2004 and recorded on June 18, 2004 in Book 942 at Page 000991, in the Sumter County Registry, hereinafter Mortgage. Thereafter the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: The following described property in the county of Sumter and State of South Carolina, To Wit: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in The Township of Providence, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #50 of Segars Subdivision, Section 3, as shown on that certain plat prepared by Edmunds Land Surveyors, RLS, dated March 26, 1992, and recorded in the Office of The Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 92 at Page 619, 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. Being the same property conveyed to Charlene B. Hardy by deed of Renato C. Delbeni dated March 26, 2002 and recorded March 27, 2002 in Deed Book 837 Page 49 in the R.M.C. Office of Sumter County, South Carolina.

Property Address: 3330 Kim Street Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS No. 190-13-05-001

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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 at their offices at 17 East Calhoun Street, Sumter, South Carolina, within thirty (30) days of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on December 13, 2012 BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC, Suzanne E. Brown, SC Bar No. 76440 J. Marshall Swails, SC Bar No. 79067 J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina 29210 (888) 726-9953 Attorneys for Plaintiff, 1026573

SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived

BRYAN LAW FIRM OF SC, L.L.P. By s/John R. Moorman John R. Moorman Attorney for the Plaintiffs 17 East Calhoun Street P. O. Box 2038 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 775-1263 Sumter, South Carolina February 1, 2013

SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2012-CP-43-02375 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Plaintiff, vs. Charlene B. Hardy; Dalzell Rural Water Company, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: Charlene B. Hardy YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-0236 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER U.S. Bank, N.A., a successor trustee to Wachovia Bank, N.A. (formerly known as First Union National Bank) as trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2002-2, Plaintiff, v. Carley T. Workman; Hospitality Housing Outlet, Inc.; Defendant(s). (012507-00940) TO THE DEFENDANT(S), Carley T. Workman and Hospitality Housing Outlet, Inc.: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 2300 Equinox Avenue, Dalzell, South Carolina 29040, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 153-08-02-014, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to represent said minor(s) within

NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: 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 February 14, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina February 27, 2013

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC.. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Reginald P. Corley (SC Bar #69453) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635) Michael P. Morris (SC Bar #73560) Eve Moredock Stacey (SC Bar #5300) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Jaclynn B. Goings (SC Bar #77501) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) John F. McLeod, IV (SC Bar # 100693) Mary Powers (SC Bar #16534) Martin H. Kiser (SC Bar # 3552) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina 012507-00940 A-4370407

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NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-CP-43-1719 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank, National Association, against J.C Jones, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, 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 City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot 21A of Hampshire Estates on that certain plat prepared by Edwards Land Surveying, Inc., RLS, dated August 22, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book PB2006, page 464. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This being the same property known as 2240 Dartmouth Drive, Sumter, SC. Represented by Sumter County Parcel No.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2240 Dartmouth Drive, Sumter, SC TMS Number:

203-03-02-042

This being the same property conveyed to J. C. Jones by deed of Yue Yin and Didi Na, dated June 23, 2009, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on November 9, 2009, in Deed Book 1131 at Page 3339. 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 5.25% 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. 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.


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NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-1967 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of US Bank, National Association, as Trustee for HomeGold Home Equity Loan Trust 1999-1,, against Hugh L. Monroe And Mildred A. Monroe, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 P.M. noon, at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder: All of that piece, parcel, or lot of land situate, lying and being in Providence Township, Sumter County, State of South Carolina, being represented on plat of H.S. Willson dated May 30, 1979, revised March 28, 1980, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-43, at page 31, as Lot No. 49 with an assigned address of 3307 Annie Street, Dalzell, SC 29040. The said Lot No. 49 fronting on Annie Street at its northern boundary for a distance of 262.3 feet, then on the East by Lot No. 50 and a portion of Lot No. 51 whereon it measures in the aggregate 238.5 feet, then on the South by lands of Black River Electric Coop., Inc. whereon it measures 100 feet, then on the West by lands of Black River Electric Coop., Inc., whereon it measures 42.7 feet, then on the North by Lot No. 48 whereon it measures 23.3 feet, then on the Southwest by Lot No. 48 in a straight line to Annie Street as shown on said plat; be all of said measurements a little more or less. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Hugh I. Monroe and Mildred A. Monroe by deed of Annie L. McLaughlin, dated May 22, 1985, and recorded on May 22, 1985 in Book 403 at page 134, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3307 Annie Street, Dalzell, SC

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TMS # 228-60-01-003 The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record, and any senior encumbrances. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH: the undersigned will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent), same to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid, interest on the balance of the bid at five and no/100 (5.00%) shall be paid to the day of compliance as established in the Master in Equity's Order and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale. If the 5% deposit is placed with the Court, in case of noncompliance within 30 days, same to be forfeited and applied to the costs and Plaintiff's debt and the property readvertised for sale upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Personal or deficiency judgment being waived, 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 deed and deed stamps. Richard Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County

OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. 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). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County.

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A personal deficiency judgment being waived, bidding will not remain open. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.250% per annum.

BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Trustmark National Bank vs. John J. Morrisett; , C/A No. 12-CP-43-2277, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder:

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.

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 12 of Mayfield Subdivision on that certain plat prepared by D.D. Edmunds, RLS dated December 17, 2003 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book PB2004, Page 48. This said lot has suche metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This being the same property known as 1285 Mayfield Drive, Sumter, SC. Represented by Sumter County Parcel No. 155-09-03-003.

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.

Weston Adams Law Firm Attorneys for Plaintiff

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County February 19, 2013 Sumter County, South Carolina Jeffrey L. Silver S.C. Bar No. 5104 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300 Post Office Box 11656 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 252-7689 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF

TMS Number: 190-14-01-024 Derivation: Book 1125; Page 326 This being the same property conveyed to Mildred A. Monroe by deed of Malcolm Ian Monroe, dated February 23, 2011, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on February 24, 2011, in Deed Book 1151 at Page 653. 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 9.99% 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. 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 The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC 501 Minuet Lane, #104A Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 334-7114 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE By virtue of a Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of EverBank -v- Estate of Margaret E. DeBerry, et al., C/A NO. 2012 CP 43 1577, I the undersigned Richard Booth, as Master in Equity will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12 o'clock P.M. at the County Courthouse in Sumter County, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel and lot of land with improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina identified as Lot No. 3 of DeLorme Court Subdivision and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S. dated 5/12/93 and recorded in Plat Book 93 at page 723, records of Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30 5 250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as Amended. Be all measurements a little more or a little less and according to said plat. This being the identical property conveyed to Margaret E. DeBerry by deed from Harold R. and Gwendolyn D. Hendrix recorded April 14, 2008 in Deed Book 1103 at page 378.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 30 Delorme Court Sumter, SC 29150

Property Address: 1285 Mayfield Drive, Sumter, SC 29154 155-09-03-003 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #12-CP-43-2277. 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 019680-00002 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources/Foreclosure Sales)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-0065 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank, N.A. as trustee on behalf of Manufactured Housing Contract Senior/Subordinate Pass-Through Certificate Trust 2000-6 by Green Tree Servicing LLC, as Servicer with delegated authority under the transaction documents v. Myrna R. Bryant, Arnulfo A. Agapito, and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with all improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 69, Wessex Subdivision, on a plat recorded in Plat Book 89, Page 645, and having such metes and bounds as reference to said plat will show, all measurements being a little more or less. This being the same property conveyed to Myrna R. Bryant by Title to Real Estate of The Sun Company, recorded November 29, 2000 in Book 788 at Page 781. Together with that certain 2001 Fleetwood/Glenbrook SLE Manufactured Home (VIN: NCFLY41AB66403GB13). TMS No.: 0991201018 (land) & 4000028319 (MH) SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2012-CP-43-1383 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Bank of America, N.A, successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP against, Patricia D. Secor, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12 pm o'clock , at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

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All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Privateer Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina and being shown and delineated as Lot "A", consisting of 1.0 acre, on that certain plat of Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated August 24, 2001 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001, at Page 572. 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 the metes, bounds, courses, and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 4715 Huckabee Road, Sumter, South Carolina and is shown on the maps for Sumter County as tax map parcel 257-00-03-016(P) and 257-00-03-017. This being the same property conveyed to Patricia D. Secor by deed of Terry Hodge, dated June 11, 2004 and recorded June 14, 2004, in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, State of South Carolina, in Book 941 at Page 1459.

Property Address: 4715 Huckabee Drive Sumter SC, 29150 TMS#: 257-00-03-017 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of 6.50 % to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five per cent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within 30 days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. As a personal or deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. CODE Ann. Section 15-39-720 (1976). If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record.

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MADE BY JOSEPH O. RAMSAY, RLS DATED MARCH 21, 1968 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK Z25 AT PAGE 74 AND BEING BOUNDED AND MEASURING ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LANDS OF J. C. HIGGINS AND MEASURING THEREON 88.25 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LAND FORMERLY OF PEOPLES STATE BANK, NOW PARTIES UNKNOWN, AND MEASURING THEREON 78 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY WEST OAKLAND AVENUE AND FRONTING THEREON 86.25 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LANDS OF RICHARDSON AND MEASURING THEREON 79 FEET, BE ALL OF SAID MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS. THIS BEING THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 205 W. OAKLAND AVENUE.

Property Address: 1767 Polaris Drive, Sumter, SC 29153

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 12-CP-43-1702 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff, -vsCourtney R. Koonce a/k/a Courtney Renee Koonce, Michael T. Walker and Sharon Wazney, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. vs. Courtney R. Koonce a/k/a Courtney Renee Koonce, Michael T. Walker and Sharon Wazney, I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being located in Mayesville Township, in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot "B", containing 2.80 acres, more or less, and being more particularly shown and delineated on a plat prepared for Teresa Pl Simon by Joseph R. Edwards, P.L.S. No. 7255, of Edwards Land Surveyors, Inc., dated April 3, 2003 and recorded January 28, 2011 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2011 at Page 17; said lot having such metes and bounds as reference to said plat will show, all measurements being a little more or less.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 205 West Oakland Avenue, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS: 228-13-05-023 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances.

This being the identical property conveyed to Michael T. Walker by deed of Teresa Pecola Walker Simon dated March 2, 2011 and recorded on March 11, 2011 in Book 1152 at Page 1276 in the Sumter County Register of Deeds Office.

Physical Address: 4455 East Brewington Road, Gable, SC 29051 TMS #: 314-00-01-013 Mobile Home: 2011 Gile VIN# SG1010769TN 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 12.04% per annum.

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

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: GMAC Mortgage, LLC (successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation) vs. Dean Segal; Hunters Crossing of Sumter Homeowners Assn., Inc.; , C/A No. 12-CP-43-1363, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder:

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. 2012-CP-43-01679 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. vs. Sarah Jackson; Kahlil Wells; City of Sumter, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on April 1, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot 149 of Hunters Crossing Subdivision, Phase 1, Section 2 as more fully shown on a plat thereof prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, RLS, dated June 13, 2006 and 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.

ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH THE DWELLING AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS THEREON; SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING FULLY SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT

Derivation: Book 1094 at Page 751.

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. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #12-CP-43-1363. 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 008045-04491 FM Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources/Foreclosure Sales)

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 12-CP-43-1736 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc Plaintiff, -vsJuanita Mickens aka Juanita R. Mickens, Iyeshia Mickens and Citifinancial, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc vs. Juanita Mickens aka Juanita R. Mickens, Iyeshia Mickens and Citifinancial, I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, represented as LOT 61, DABBS ACRES, on plat of John M. Mahon, RLS, dated November 12, 1956, recorded in the Office of the Sumter County ROD in Plat Book Z-14 at Page 44; 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 2007 Giles Lonestar Manufactured Home, 32 x 76, Serial No. GM7896AB, 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 Juanita Mickens and Lyeshia Mickens by deed of Southland Properties of Sumter, Inc. dated May 15, 2008 and recorded on May 20, 2008 in the Sumter County Register of Deeds Office in Book 1106 at Page 408.

Physical Address: 921 Gene Drive, Sumter, Sc 29154 TMS #: 1560702001 SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES

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401 SUNSET DR., MANNING, SC

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

THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SARAH JACKSON AND KAHLIL WELLS BY DEED OF ALEX RANDOLPH JAMES III, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARY J. REED, DATED JANUARY 9, 2009 AND RECORDED JANUARY 9, 2009 IN BOOK 1117 AT PAGE 596 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY.

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TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (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 9.15% 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 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: IndyMac Federal Bank F.S.B. vs. James Clark; Alethia Clark; State of South Carolina; Clerk of Court for Sumter County; C/A No. 09-CP-43-0873, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #64, Country Springs Subdivision, as shown on that certain Plat prepared by D. D. Edmunds, RLS, dated February 27, 1997, and revised March 13, 1997, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 88 at Page 587 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 1054 at Page 1356

Property Address: 260 Country Springs Dr, Sumter, SC 29150 221-12-01-007 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 6.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #09-CP-43-0873. 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 010581-00905 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources/Foreclosure Sales)

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: GMAC Mortgage, LLC (successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation) vs. Frank Hastie, Jr.; Conseco Finance Servicing Corp.;, C/A No. 12-CP-43-1482, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with improvements thereon located in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina containing 1.98 acres and being shown as Lot No. 1 on a plate prepared by Palmer & Mallard & Assoc., Inc dated March 2, 1992 and recorded in Plat Book 92 at Page 492 in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County. Said lot having the following boundaries and measurements according to the aforementioned plat, to wit: on the Northeast by land of Hastie whereon it measures 344.32 feet; on the Southeast by an unnamed, unimproved 50' R/W (reference is made to plat for measurements); on the Southwest by Lot No. 2 whereon it measures 330.00 feet; and on the Northwest by Lakewood Links whereon it measures 264.[00] feet.

Notice of Sale #12-CP-43-1482.

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 008045-04346 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources/Foreclosure Sales)

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-2369 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 Darnella D. McCants, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon situate in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, represented as Lot 31-A in the Essex Park Subdivision on plat of Joseph R. Edwards dated October 29, 1998 recorded in the Sumter County Register of Deeds Office in Plat Book PB98, Page 1239. This property is represented on the Sumter County Tax Map as Parcel 206-02-073.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 390 Wildwood Ave, Sumter, SC TMS Number:

206-06-02-073

This being the same property conveyed to Darnella McCants by deed of Michael C. Watson, dated October 30, 1998, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on November 4, 1998, in Deed Book 722 at Page 609.

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 7.25% 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. 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 By virtue of a Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. -v- Henry J. Wilson, C/A NO. 2010 CP 43 2275, I the undersigned Richard Booth, as Master in Equity will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12 o'clock P.M. at the County Courthouse in Sumter County, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Privateer of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina designated as Lot 3602, containing .69 acres, more or less, on a plat prepared by Carl J. Croft, RLS dated September 14, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book PB98 at page 1091. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This being the same property known as 160 Corn Road, Sumter, SC. Represented by Sumter County Parcel No. 219-05-02-003. This being the same property conveyed to Henry J. Wilson by deed of John Barcello recorded December 18, 2008 in Deed Book 1116 at page 1547. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 160 Corn Road Sumter, South Carolina 29150 TMS # 219-05-02-003

Derivation: Book 542 at Page 1865

Property Address: 535 Frank Hastie Rd, Sumter, SC 29150 222-00-01-031 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 8.99% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A

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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). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.8% 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.

of land with improvements, thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina identified as Lot No. 17 of Whitehall Subdivision and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by Michael C. Turbeville, III, PLS, dated February 13, 1992 and recorded in Plat Book 92 at Page 356, records of Sumter County. This property is known as 901 Pelham Drive and is further identified as Sumter County Tax Map Parcel No. 182-00-01-030.

C/A No: 2012-CP-43-1102 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.

The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record, and any senior encumbrances. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH: the undersigned will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent), same to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid, interest on the balance of the bid at five and 125/1000 (5.125%) shall be paid to the day of compliance as established in the Master in Equity's Order and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale. If the 5% deposit is placed with the Court, in case of noncompliance within 30 days, same to be forfeited and applied to the costs and Plaintiff's debt and the property readvertised for sale upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Personal or deficiency judgment being waived, 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 deed and deed stamps. Richard Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Weston Adams Law Firm Attorneys for Plaintiff

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of RBS Citizens, N.A. successor in interest to CCO Mortgage Corp., f/k/a Charter One Mortgage Corp., f/k/a American Home Funding, Inc. against, James E. Samuel, III a/k/a James Samuel, III, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, South Carolina Department of Revenue, The United States of America, by and through its Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, Tucker Oil Company, Inc., and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust 2006-OPT3, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-OPT3, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12 pm, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description and Property Address: ALL THAT CERTAIN piece, parcel or lot of land with improvements thereon located in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina being designated as Lot #2 as shown on a plat prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, PLS, dated 4-15-97 and recorded in Plat Book 97 at page 437 in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County. The said tract 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, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976 as amended. THIS BEING the same property conveyed to James E. Samuel, III by virtue of a Deed from City of Sumter, dated April 16, 1997 and recorded April 18, 1997, in Deed Volume 672 at Page 1301, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina.

Property Address 75 Fulton Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 TMS # 227-05-02-050 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of Eight And 13/100 percent (8.125%) to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within Twenty (20) days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. 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 120 days 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

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-02222 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee to Bank of America, N.A. as Successor to LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the Holders of the Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF2 vs. Sylvia Samuel, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on April 1, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT LOT OF LAND WITH THE IMPROVEMENT THEREON, SITUATE IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF S O U T H C A R O L I N A , REPRESENTED AS LOT 27 ON A PLAT OF BLACK RIVER LAND SURVEYING DATED JANUARY 25, 1997 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 97 AT PAGE 140. THIS BEING A PORTION OF THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SYLVIA SAMUEL BY DEED OF KINGDOM PROPERTIES, LLC DATED DECEMBER 01/2006 RECORDED JANUARY 10, 2007 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN VOLUME 1060 AT PAGE 1157.

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. 2012-CP-43-2418 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Bank of America, N.A., against Jason Ardis, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the dwelling and any and all other improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in Sumter Township, the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 9 of Sherwood Forest Subdivision on that certain plat by Joseph R. Edwards, RLS dated August 24, 1978, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-41 at Page 357. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), reference to said plat(s) is hereby craved for particulars of the boundaries, metes, courses and/or distances of the property delineated thereon.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1033 Robin Hood Avenue, Sumter, SC TMS Number: 268-09-06-020 This being the same property conveyed to Jason Ardis by deed of James A. Campbell, dated February 28, 2005, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 15, 2005, in Deed Book 973 at Page 24. 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 6.5% 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 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. 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

from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.025% 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-43-0933. 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 011596-01387

Derivation: Book 815 at Page 1816.

Property Address: 901 Pelham Drive, Sumter, SC 29154

MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE

182-02-01-030

CASE NO. 2012-CP-43-1343

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

BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority against Thomas E. Mimms, Jr., J.T. Conner, as Trustee for Mimms Family Trust, a Land Trust, Sheryl West Robinson, Rashawn Douglas et al., I, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 12:00 o'clock p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

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 5.875% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #12-CP-43-1803. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 003231-02418 FM Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources/Foreclosure Sales)

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-WL1 vs. Sherry E. Blackmon; Michael K. Blackmon; Citifinancial, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association; , C/A No. 10-CP-43-0933, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at theSumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with any and all improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina and being particularly shown and delineated as Lot 27 of Section 5, Bay Springs Subdivision, on Plat of Edmunds Land Surveyors dated September 13, 1991 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat book 91 at Page 1261; Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), reference to said Plat is hereby craved for the particulars of the boundaries, metes, courses, and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. Book 974 at Page 1942

Property Address: 2752 Sandhill Dr, Sumter, SC 29154 207-01-06-020 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

All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land with improvements, thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina identified as Lot No. 157 on of Hill Dale Subdivision and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by Ben J. Makela, R.L.S. dated August 9, 2005 and recorded in Plat Book 2005 at Page 391, records of Sumter County. This property is known as 2641 Hilldale Drive and is further identified as Sumter County Tax Map Parcel No. 207-09-03-009. Aforesaid Plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Be all measurements a little more or a little less and according to said plat. This being the same property conveyed to Thomas E. Mimms, Sr. by deed of Michael D. Rickard by Betty W. Rickard, Attorney-in fact dated August 12, 2005 and recorded August 12, 2005 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 992 at Page 001817. Thereafter, the property was conveyed to Thomas E. Mimms, Jr. by Deed of Distribution dated March 17, 2011 and recorded March 18, 2011 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1152 at Page 00683. Subsequently, Thomas E. Mimms, Jr. conveyed the property unto J.T. Conner, as Trustee for Mimms Family Trust, a Land Trust by deed dated March 17, 2011 and recorded March 18, 2011 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1152 at Page 00689.

Property Address: 2641 Hilldale Drive Sumter, South Carolina 29154 TMS#: 207-09-03-009 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff's representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Master in Equity for Sumter County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.50% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Sumter County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street

FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

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TMS: 249-01-04-015

BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Sharon M. Kolb; SunTrust Bank; C/A No. 12-CP-43-1803, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder:

TERMS OF SALE: The successful

All that certain piece, parcel and lot

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 336 Bowman Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Be all measurements a little more or less and according to said plat.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Notice of Sale P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-0797 Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County By:Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Amylynn M. Bills-Levi a/k/a Amylynn Bills-Levi a/k/a Amylynn M. Warfield; Branch Banking and Trust Company (Whiteville, NC); C/A No. 12-CP-43-2012, The following property will be sold on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the dwelling and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, as shown on a plat by P.J. Edwards, RLS, dated October 5, 1972 and recorded in Plat Book Z-32 at Page 129, records of Sumter County. Said lot being bounded and measuring as follows: on the Northeast by Saratoga Street, said plat, and fronting thereon 240 feet; on the Southeast by lands of Jennie S. Merritt, said plat, and measuring thereon 294.15 feet; on the South and Southwest by Lot No. 10, 11, 12 and 13, as shown in Plat Book S-5 at Page 128, said plat and measuring thereon 61.7, 35.3, 104.7 and 16.6 feet; and on the Northwest by lands of John S. Marshall, Jr., said plat, and measuring thereon 353.47 feet. Be all dimensions a little more or a little less and according to said plat. This being the property known as 34 Saratoga Street bearing Sumter Tax Map Number: 228-03-03-004. Derivation: Book 1061 at Page 1283

Property Address: 34 Saratoga Street, Sumter, SC 29150 2280303004 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. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §15-39-720 (1976). The 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 6.375% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #12-CP-43-2012. 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.

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End of Season Sale: Load your pick up $30 & 40. 5400 Old Camden Rd. 803-666-8078.

This being the same property conveyed by Barbara Peebles and Elsie Lemaster unto Kenneth H. Williamson and Teresa A. Williamson by deed recorded March 3, 1994 in Deed Book 594 at Page 1515. Thereafter, the interest of Teresa A. Williamson was extinguished by Order to Quiet Title filed in the Clerk of Court's Office on April 6, 2011. Thereafter, the interest of Kenneth H. Williamson was conveyed to Daniel Allen and Rebecca Allen by Deed dated January 29, 2009 and recorded May 22, 2012 in Deed Book 1171 at Page 1734 in the Sumter County Register of Deeds.

Property Address: 4185 DuBose Siding Road, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS No. 242-00-01-002 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five 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 2.0000%. 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

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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 004335-02962 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources/Foreclosure Sales)

NOTICE OF SALE 2012-CP-43-1050 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. against Daniel Allen and Rebecca Allen, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, lying and being and situate in the Providence Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Designated as 4185 DuBose Siding Road as shown on that certain plat by Michael C. Turbeville, III, dated February 16, 1994, and recorded in the RMC Office for

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EAR ABBY — respond by saying: My 87-year-old “That’s right. You are mother is narwho you are, but I don’t cissistic, self-absorbed have to subject myself and extremely cruel. to this. If it happens Her physician has conagain, I’m out of here.” sulted with my sister Then follow through. and me and verified If that doesn’t disthese challenging traits. courage her unpleasant When she says somebehavior, consider hirthing or acts ing a social workout, she’ll say, er or licensed “I am who I am, caregiver to see so don’t expect her needs are atme to change.” tended to. That’s How can my not abandonsister and I deal ment; it’s self-dewith the needs fense. Abigail of an elderly VAN BUREN parent who Dear Abby is continues to written by Abigail verbally and Van Buren, also emotionally mistreat us known as Jeanne Phillips, and others? My sister is and was founded by her beginning to react in a mother, Pauline Phillips. defensive, angry manWrite Dear Abby at www. ner (rightfully so), and DearAbby.com or P.O. Box all I do is cry and feel 69440, Los Angeles, CA guilty for wanting to get 90069. away from her. What teens need to REACHED WIT’S know about sex, drugs, END IN LOMA LINDA, AIDS and getting along CALIF. with peers and parents is in “What Every Teen DEAR REACHED Should Know.” Send your WIT’S END — Because name and mailing adyour mother is behavdress, plus check or ing the way she always money order for $7 (U.S. has, her unpleasantness funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen can’t be blamed on old Booklet, P.O. Box 447, age. The next time she Mount Morris, IL 61054acts out and tells you, “I 0447. (Shipping and hanam who I am, so don’t dling are included in the expect me to change,” price.) dear abby

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