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There are no magic pills BY MISSY CORRIGAN Special to The Item


veryone is always looking for a quick and easy way to lose weight without having to put in a lot of work or change eating habits. Every year billions of dollars are wasted on diet pills and even though they fail, people remain hopeful that the next new diet pill to hit the market or that is recommended by a doctor on some popular morning TV show will work for them. Have you ever noticed that there is one statement that is always made either on the diet pill bottle label or information packet? It generally states, “For best results follow a healthy CORRIGAN diet and exercise program along with taking this product.” I wonder why that is. Could it be because the only thing that really works in shedding unwanted pounds and fat is a healthy diet and exercise program? Diet pills are known to cause more harm than good. Yet TIPS FOR A HEALTHY even with LIFESTYLE the listed negative • Learn the power of good nutrition. side effects, • Don’t fall for fad diets that seem we are willtoo good to be true. ing to risk • Find an exercise program that you our health enjoy and do it. just to see a few pounds come off the scale. Some contain stimulants that give you the effect that something is happening in your body while others have no immediate effects but may cause harm to your health in the long term. Appetite suppressants are among the worst. Why would you ever want to starve your body? Being hungry is a good thing, but starving is not. Fad diets may sound good and can help you reach your goals, but if it is not something you can adopt and maintain for life, you will find yourself back where you were before. Thus begins the yo-yo dieting roller coaster. The infomercials with the models who claim to have changed their bodies with a particular program are there to persuade you into buying their product. Many of us fall for these in the hopes that we will create the body of our dreams and look like them in just a few short weeks. With over 15 years in this industry, I have yet to see any quick fixes. The truth is that hard work, dedication and commitment to a healthy lifestyle is the only way to get the body you want. Fueling your body with nutrient-dense food frequently throughout the day and having an effective exercise program that has become a part of your everyday lifestyle is key. While you can find an overwhelming amount of information about nutrition and exercise on the Internet or in books, it can also be very contradictory, confusing and overwhelming. SEE HEALTHY LIVING, PAGE A8

A state bill allowing gun owners with a concealed weapons permit to carry handguns into bars and restaurants under certain situations will be opposed by both local state senators when it comes up for a vote, the senators say. The bill — sponsored by 18 Republican senators — has been scheduled for special order, making it one of the first issues senators will

drink alcoholic beverages while there. To enforce these rules, the bill makes it a misdemeanor to violate these terms, bringing with it a penalty of up McELVEEN to two years in jail and/ or a $2,000 fine. An initial special order vote to bring the proposed bill to the front of the Senate’s calendar failed. But SEE GUN BILL, PAGE A8

Firefighters win awards Fire Engineer Jeffrey Shirley is presented with the Gene Franklin Life Saving Award by the late fire chaplain’s daughter Chris Courson.


Four Sumter firefighters shake hands with Lester Peterson, center, whom they pulled from a burning house last August. Peterson helped honor, from left, Lt. Matt Carroll, Master Firefighters Brantley Hutchinson and Landon Cribb and Engineer Jeffrey Shirley. Behind Peterson is his mother, Rosetta Sheriod.

4 honored for saving man’s life “There were heavy flames coming out of the structure, and they didn’t know if anyone was still in there,” said Battalion Chief Brian ChristLester Peterson doesn’t rememmas. “They had to pull the attack ber when he first met the men he lines off the truck just to get the helped honor Thursday night. He smoke down enough to get inside.” was unconscious as the fire crew Carroll performed a search of the pulled him from a burning house living room using a thermal imaging last August. camera because of the thick smoke “I just woke up five days later in and saw Peterson Augusta (Burn Center),” he said. “I had ‘I’ve had so many lying on the floor. Carroll and Cribb third-degree burns all over my body.” situations where it pulled him toward the door, and Shirley On Thursday, Peterson stood alongdoesn’t go so well. picked him up and carried him down the side officials from the American Red Cross It’s very rewarding stairs into the yard. Hutchinson deteras they honored those firefighters — to know you mined Peterson wasn’t breathing and had no Lt. Matt Carroll, Master Firefighters Landwere able to help pulse, and he and Carroll performed CPR on on Cribb and Brantley Hutchinson and someone.’ the victim until EMS arrived. Meanwhile, Engineer Jeffrey ShirCribb continued to ley — for their lifesearch the burning saving work. All four men were Engineer Jeffrey Shirley home for anyone else who needed to be presented with the saved. Gene Franklin Life This week, the men were honored Saving Award at the annual recognifor their life-saving work using skills tion dinner of the Sandhills chapter taught by the Red Cross with the of the Red Cross held at St. James Gene Franklin Life Saving Award, Lutheran Church. named after a late Sumter fire chapThe award recipients responded lain. with the Sumter Fire Department to Members of the Franklin family a mobile home fire on Curtis Drive early on the morning of Aug. 20, 2012. SEE AWARDS, PAGE A8

Lt. Matt Carroll with the Sumter Fire Department accepts his award from Franklin’s daughter Patti Johns.



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Teens charged in string of Sumter County break-ins BY BRISTOW MARCHANT Two teens are facing charges related to a string of breakins around Sumter County dating back more than a month. David Edward Hudson, 17, of 4111 Camden Highway, Dalzell, is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and one count each of second- and third-degree burglary. Alleged accomplice Delonte Clinez Wright, 18, of 1929 Coral Way, is charged

with one count each of firstand second-degree burglary and one count of possession of stolen goods. Authorities think the suspects broke into a home on Feb. 17 by breaking through a sliding glass door. Once inside, a flatscreen TV and WRIGHT two BB guns, valued at $1,450, were reportedly stolen. That’s the only offense warrants indicate the two teenag-

ers committed together, but each is also charged with a series of other offenses. Wright is accused of breaking into a home Feb. 8 along with two as-yet unidentified accomplices by breaking out the home’s rear window. Inside, the suspects reHUDSON portedly stole six firearms, four knives and ammunition valued at a total of $2,345. Hudson is accused of

breaking into three more homes. The day after the Feb. 17 burglary, authorities suspect Hudson and two others of entering a home through a rear window and stealing a number of firearms, knives and a laptop computer, valued at a total of $1,830. Later, between Feb. 24 and Feb. 26, the suspect and another accomplice allegedly entered a shop surreptitiously through a rear door and stole a Craftsman chainsaw and Daisy air pistol, valued at $230. Finally, on March 13, offi-

cers think Hudson and his accomplices allegedly broke into a home by shattering the window on a rear door and stealing an assortment of firearms, jewelry and electronics, valued at a total of $8,050. Rounding out the charges for Wright, on Feb. 23 the 18-year-old allegedly had a stolen Aemc 3710 ground tester in his possession. Wright was taken into custody on March 11, and Hudson was charged just more than a week later on March 19.

New Morris board chairman to speak FROM STAFF REPORTS


Millwood Elementary School students point to a circling plane that was hired to take photos of the students positioned to spell out “Excellent x 2”.

Millwood is excellent times 2 BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item

The newly elected chairman of the board of trustees for Morris College, Dr. Charles B. Jackson Sr., will deliver the address at the college’s 102nd Commencement Convocation at 10 a.m. May 4 at the Sumter County Civic Center. A native of West Columbia, Jackson earned an undergraduate degree with honors from Benedict College in Columbia and a master’s degree from Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from JACKSON both Morris and Benedict colleges. Jackson has served as the senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia for 41 years. He has established himself as a community leader and a pacesetter. In addition to the growth and economic development taking place under his leadership at the church, he has made his mark in numerous organizations. A few include former president of the South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Board of Directors for Morehouse School of Religion, member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Board of Directors for Lexington Medical Center and Board of Visitors for the University of South Carolina. His honors include the Affirmative Action Award from the Black Faculty and Staff Association of the University of South Carolina, Lifetime Achievement Award, the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia Inc. and the Order of the Palmetto, conferred by former Gov. Jim Hodges.



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Armed with a megaphone, Millwood Elementary School Principal Dr. Johnny Hilton shouted out praises for his student body who stood in the recess yard of the school. “You did an excellent, excellent job,” said Hilton to the hundreds of students gathered outside last Friday. The entire student body, along with teachers and other staff, stood in formation to spell out “Excellent x 2,” visible to a circling airplane, which took pictures from the air. Hilton’s words were especially meaningful as the school earned an “Excellent, Excellent” report card rating, putting it among only 35 similar schools in the state to earn the accomplishment. Challenge teacher Deanna McElveen said it was a team effort. “It’s a combination of the students wanting to achieve, the teachers having high expectations and the parents wanting to be a part of

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Students spell out “Excellent x 2” on the recess yard at Millwood Elementary School on Friday. The school recently received the highest school report card ratings, which measure academic improvement.

it,” she said. Just a few years ago, the school had a Good, Average rating. Since then, the test scores have risen dramatically. Over the past two years the school has shown enough improvement to earn the Excellent, Excellent award. Millwood Teacher of the Year Diane King-Burgess said the school staff assessed weaknesses and then set about helping students reach specific academic goals. “We try to give them

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Two house fires early Friday have displaced a pair of Sumter County families. Sumter firefighters responded to one house fire on Highview Street about 9 a.m. By 11 a.m., firefighters were responding to a second house fire less than two miles away on Ramsey Road. No injuries were reported from either fire, but the damage to both homes was said to be extensive, according to Capt. Brian Horton with the Sumter Fire Department. While exact values of the damage were not immediately available, at least five people are said to have been displaced. Both families affected are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Haley seeks disaster declaration for Horry County fire destruction COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to declare Horry County a disaster area following last weekend’s fire that destroyed more than 100 homes near Myrtle Beach. Haley asked the agency in a letter Friday to implement its disaster loan program. The letter provided to the Associated Press says Haley won’t seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency because the fire didn’t meet its assistance thresholds. The fire started March 16 as a wildfire and spread quickly as winds gusted up to 30 mph. Two dozen condominium buildings in the Windsor Green golf course neighborhood were reduced to ankle-high rubble.

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TOP LEFT: Summerton native Chris Wells demonstrates how his cheeks moved when he rode a high-powered bass boat in his youth. Now a Greer resident and chaplain for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells was the guest speaker at Thursday’s Men’s Wild Game Supper at Belle View Farms near Goat Island. RIGHT: Nearly 1,000 men came out to the supper Thursday night to enjoy good food, fellowship and a Gospel message. ABOVE: Mark Griffit of Loose Stone sings during the event. For more, see Tuesday’s Clarendon Sun.

2 teachers will travel to Africa for conference

Alice Drive Elementary School teachers Karla Hafner, left, and Lisa Avins will be traveling to the African country of Botswana in April to lead a educational conference to roughly 400 of the countries teachers. JAMIE HUDSON WILSON / SPECIAL TO THE ITEM

BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item There were several obstacles in the way of teachers Karla Hafner and Lisa Avins traveling to Botswana to lead a teacher conference in the African country. While the trip would be during Sumter School District’s scheduled spring break, they would have to take additional time off during the home stretch of the school year. The actual conference would be expensive, as would the cost of traveling to Botswana and living in the country for a week. It took special permission from the district office and a lot of fundraising but from April 1-14, the two Alice Drive Elementary School teachers will travel to the Botswanan capital of Gaberone to lead hundreds of Botswanan teachers in an educational conference. “We want to refresh the idea of how important (teachers) are in the lives of these children,” Hafner said. “God is using teachers to reach children,” added Avins. “Refresh” is the name of the seminar and bears the intention of

Avins and Hafner. While the two will instruct teachers in the practical application of educational techniques, Avins said they are most interested in being an encouragement to the Botswanan teachers. “We need them to see us as equals,” she said. Since initially planning the conference, the interest in the two teachers’ visit has elicited participation from the Botswanan government. When the Botswanan minister of ed-

ucation heard about the conference, he mandated roughly 300 of the country’s teachers attend, Hafner said. Hafner had firsthand experience of the schools in Botswana after visiting a school village last year. The missionaries her group visited approached Hafner about an outreach program. “They realized that they could reach more children through the teachers,” she said. Avins said many of the teachers do not re-



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South Carolina jail fugitive caught in Los Angeles CONWAY — An inmate who walked out of a South Carolina jail more than a year ago has been captured in California. The U.S. Marshal Service arrested Charles Dewayne Ransom in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Ransom switched armbands with another inmate in the Horry County jail in November 2011 and walked away. Ransom had been arrested on drug trafficking charges stemming from a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration case named “Operation Snow Bird” that involved 14 people accused

of shipping cocaine from Los Angeles to Baltimore in 2010.

Woman accused of not disposing of dead animals GREENVILLE — A Greenville woman has been accused of failure to dispose of three dead animals found hanging on her property. Cheryl Lee Ross was cited Thursday morning after the cats or squirrels were found. Greenville County spokesman Bob Mihalic says crews found the badly decomposed animals hanging on her property. Mihalic says the animals had been dead for more than 48 hours.

alize the impact they have on the students. “They don’t necessarily value children like we value them here,” she said. Hafner said one of challenges for the students is not having educational resources that spur learning. In one school, the entire student body shared one very humble collection of books. “They aren’t interested in reading because they say, ‘I’ve already read that one 20 times’,” she said. The two said they hope others will donate funds to buy books when they arrive in Botswana. Because of weight restrictions on their flight to the country, it is easier for them

to purchase materials there. Avins and Hafner said they hope to share their faith with the teachers as well. “Any chance we will get, we will weave it in there,” Avins said. Although various schools in Sumter School District have raised funds for the trip, Avins and Hafner said they are personally paying for the cost of their travel, lodging and food expenses. Money raised in the schools and across the district will directly fund the conference and any collateral supplies handed out to the teachers and students.

While the two women are set on making a difference in the lives of the teachers and students in Botswana, they said they fully expect to return home changed by their experience. “I think we anticipate that we will have so much more of a global picture,” Avins said. “Every nation, tongue and tribe is God’s.” The two are accepting donations to purchase supplies for the Botswanan teachers and schools. For more information on how to donate, contact Mark Partin at Alice Drive Baptist Church at (803) 905-5200.


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3 dead in Marine base shooting Suspect kills female and male colleague, self BY MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press QUANTICO, Va. — A Marine who worked at a rigorous school that tests Marines who want to become officers fatally shot two of his colleagues before killing himself in a barracks dorm room. The three Marines — two men and a woman — were part of the staff at the officer candidates school on the sprawling Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia. Their relationship and whether they knew one another was not clear, though military officials described the shootings as “isolated.� They did not release a motive or the identities of those slain. About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities found one Marine dead in the Taylor Hall barracks, base commander Col. David W. Maxwell said. A second victim and the gunman were also located in Taylor Hall, a red brick building that can house about 110 Marines. Only Marines who work at the school live in Taylor Hall. The candidates for officer live elsewhere on the base. It wasn’t immediately clear how much time passed between the killings or how far apart the bodies were. After the first shooting, Marines and their families were told to stay inside over a loudspeaker known as the “giant voice.� The lockdown was lifted about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Base spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan said everyone else was safe, including the officer candidates. Officials did not say what the three Marines did at the


Col. David W. Maxwell holds a press conference at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va., on Friday regarding a murder/suicide that occurred on Thursday night that resulted in the deaths of three Marines. A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said early Friday.

school, which is known for its grueling 10-week program that evaluates candidates on physical stamina, intelligence and leadership. The candidates must complete obstacle courses, hikes of up to 12 miles in full combat gear and take classes on navigation and tactics that help them lead in the field, according to the school’s website. Some are sent home. Those that do graduate become second lieutenants. Along with the U.S. Naval Academy, the school is the way most Marines become officers. “Officer candidates school training will be more demanding than any you’ve experienced before, regard-

less of commissioning program,� according to the website. The Corps advises candidates to train by running four to six miles, twice a week, and to have body fat levels that do not exceed 18 percent for men or 26 percent for women. The shooting was the second tragedy the Marine Corps faced this week. Seven members of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force were killed Monday when a mortar shell exploded in its firing tube during an exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Eight others were injured. Maxwell referenced the Nevada deaths in his remarks, choking up as he told

reporters that chaplains at Quantico would be providing counseling for Marines and their families. “I want to express my sincere condolences to the families, friends and fellow Marines of the three Marines we lost last night,� Maxwell said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. This is a tragic loss for our Marine Corps family.� Maxwell said he anticipates a “lengthy investigation� and did not expect the identities of the shooter or the victims to be released until at least today. Pentagon press secretary George Little said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was saddened. “This tragedy, as well as

the tragedy in Nevada earlier this week, took the lives of Marines who volunteered to serve their nation,� Little said. “His heart and his prayers are with them and their families.� The Quantico base, which is 37 miles south of Washington, is also home to the FBI’s training academy. In 2010, the base was one of several targets of an exMarine reservist who, during five nighttime shootings, fired on military targets including the Pentagon. Yonathan Melaku, on two separate occasions, fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico. No one was injured and Melaku was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts BY JASON KEYSER Associated Press CHICAGO — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday of 149 air traffic control facilities that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month. The closures will not force the shutdown of any of those airports, but pilots will be left to coordinate takeoffs and landings among themselves over a shared radio frequency with no help from ground controllers under procedures that all pilots are trained to

carry out. The plan has raised concerns since a preliminary list of facilities was released a month ago. Those worries include the impact on safety and the potential financial effect on communities that rely on airports as key economic engines for attracting businesses and tourists. “We will work with the airports and the operators to ensure the procedures are in place to maintain the high level of non-towered airports,� FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement. The FAA is being forced to trim $637 million for the rest of the fiscal year that ends

Sept. 30. The agency said it had no choice but to subject most of its 47,000 employees, including tower controllers, to periodic furloughs and to close air traffic facilities at small airports with lighter traffic. The changes are part of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, which went into effect March 1. All of the airports targeted for tower shutdowns have fewer than 150,000 total flight operations per year. Of those, fewer than 10,000 are commercial flights by passenger airlines. Airport directors, pilots and others in the aviation sector

have argued that stripping away an extra layer of safety during the most critical stages of flight will elevate risks and at the very least slow years of progress in making the U.S. aviation network the safest in the world. Airlines have yet to say whether they will continue offering service to airports that lose tower staff. Any scaling back of passenger service could have major economic impact for communities. Mark Hanna, director of the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill., says without ground controllers as backup the risk to operate “goes up exponentially,� espe-



cially at airports like his, which have such a broad mix of aircraft types: everything from privately operated Piper Cubs to the larger passenger planes of United and American airlines. That an aviation sector as sensitive as air traffic control could become subject to political brinkmanship in Washington was especially frustrating, he said. Hoping to escape the final cut, he and other airport directors were left to argue with the FAA about whether the closure of their facilities would adversely affect what the agency described in a letter as the “national interest.�

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Senate Democrats on track to pass budget BY ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the Senate moved on Friday toward approving their first budget in four years, promising another, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases on top of more than $600 billion in higher taxes on the wealthy enacted in January. The nonbinding but politically symbolic measure would protect safety-net programs for the poor and popular domestic priorities like education, health research and federal law enforcement agencies from cuts sought by House Republicans, who adopted a far more austere plan on Thursday. The Democratic plan caters to party stalwarts on the liberal edge of the spectrum just as the House GOP measure was crafted to appeal to more recent tea party arrivals. The $1 trillion in new revenue would accrue over the coming decade and would be coupled with a net $875 billion in spending cuts, generated by modest cuts to federal health care programs, domestic agencies and the Pentagon and reduced government borrowing costs. The GOP budget proposal, similar to previous plans offered by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,


House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are pushing a plan that promises sharp cuts to federal health care programs and domestic agency operating budgets as the price for balancing the budget in a decade.

demonstrates that it’s possible, at least mathematically, to balance the budget within a decade without raising taxes. But to do so, Ryan, his party’s vice presidential nominee last year, assumes deep cuts that would force millions from programs for the poor like food stamps and Medicaid and cut almost 20 percent from domestic agency budget levels assumed less than two years ago. Ryan’s plan passed the House on a mostly party-line, 221-207 vote, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats against it. Senators braced for dozens

of votes during a session on Friday, with pessimists in the Capitol predicting a final vote on the Democratic plan in the pre-dawn hours today. In early voting Friday morning, Democrats rejected yet another attempt to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law by a strictly partyline vote. That tall stack of votes follows up a quintet of politically freighted Senate tallies Thursday night, including a move by Democrats to force a vote on the controversial Ryan budget, which was rejected by a 59-40 vote, with five Republicans joining every

Democrat in opposition. Republicans countered with a move by Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., putting Democrats on record in opposition to balancing the budget by the end of the decade. It failed on a near party-line vote. Indeed, Thursday’s votes demonstrated the raw politics driving the budget debate, which is more a display of party positions and priorities than an attempt to move the combatants closer together. The dueling House and Senate budget plans are anchored on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum in Washington, appealing to core partisans in warring GOP and Democratic tribes long gridlocked over how to attack budget deficits. The GOP plan caters to tea party forces, while Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., crafted a measure designed to nail down support from liberal senators like Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who vehemently oppose cuts to safety net programs. What the Ryan and Murray budgets both fail to do is reach out to the political middle, where any possible bargain would have to be forged. President Obama has been reaching out to lawmakers in hopes of sparking a budget compromise that has proved so elusive.

But Murray’s plan would actually increase government spending — on top of a baseline that already assumes automatic budget increases averaging more than 5 percent a year — after accounting for the $1.2 trillion cost of repealing the automatic cuts, known as sequestration. That means the net cuts to the deficit would amount to just a few hundred billion dollars in a federal budget estimated at $46 trillion or so over the coming decade. Murray’s position is that the automatic cuts were designed to prod Washington into action on the debt and were never intended to take effect. By that math, her budget promises $1.85 trillion in lower deficits after 10 years. She points out that Republicans on a 2011 deficit “supercommittee” used the same math when describing their proposals. “Sequestration was not deficit reduction,” Murray said. “It was there to trigger deficit reduction that would come from replacing it.” Murray’s plan promises a $693 billion deficit in 2014, dropping to the $400 billion range for the middle years of the decade. While large, such deficits would hover just above 2 percent of gross domestic product, a level that many analysts see as economically sustainable.

740 miles of U.S. coast critical loggerhead habitat BY BRUCE SMITH Associated Press CHARLESTON — A federal agency is designating 740 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi as critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles, including 175 miles in the Carolinas. While loggerheads have been listed under the Endangered Species Act since 1978, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 changed the loggerhead listing from a single worldwide designation to nine distinct groups to focus on need for conservation in specific areas. So the nesting areas are now being designated as critical habitat for the recovery of the species threatened in the northwest Atlantic. The areas selected have the highest densities of loggerhead nests. “Only occupied habitat is being proposed as we determined this is adequate for the conservation of the species,” Sandy MacPherson, the national sea turtle coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told reporters Friday. She said that about 19 percent of the shoreline

in the six states is owned by the federal government; 21 percent is owned by state governments; and the rest is private. “We do not envision additional landowner use restrictions that will result from this critical habitat designation,” she said, adding most coastal landowners are aware of state and federal rules designed to protect sea turtles. “It’s an informative process that identifies the habitats necessary for the recovery of the species,” said Jennifer Koches, a spokeswoman for the Fish and Wildlife Service in Charleston. “Anytime there is a federal project such as beach renourishment or dredging activities — things that are funded or permitted by the federal government — applicants have to consult for impacts on federal species.” At the time the agency changed the loggerhead designation to nine groups, it said it did not have enough data to identify the critical habitat. In January, three nonprofit groups, including Oceana Inc., sued in federal court in San Francisco seeking to

have those designations made. “It’s something we’re required to do ... and it was something we were working on when we received the complaint,” MacPherson said. Amanda Keledjian, a marine scientist with Oceana, said the National Marine Fisheries Service should now “designate (as critical) offshore areas as well as waters directly adjacent to nesting beaches if they want these vulnerable populations to recover.” Sea turtles often get tangled in trash such as fishing lines or are hit by boat propellers and injured. The new designation lists 96 miles of shoreline in North Carolina that includes eight nesting areas ranging from Carteret County south to Brunswick County. In South Carolina, 79 miles of shoreline has been designated critical habitat, including 22 nesting areas from Georgetown County south to Beaufort County. The loggerheads seem to be recovering in South Carolina — state Department of Natural Resources figures showing a record 4,600 nests were found last year.


ABOVE AND BELOW: Kelly Thorvalson, manager of the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium, moves a loggerhead sea turtle stunned by the cold off New England to a tank in the aquarium in Charleston. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Friday it was designating about 740 miles of shoreline from North Carolina to Mississippi as habitat critical to the recovery of the threatened turtles.

People like sea turtles and are more aware of their nesting, Koches said. “They are cute and cuddly and everyone can fall in love with a sea turtle,” she said. “We have a hard time getting people to embrace our freshwater mussels that are critically endangered. It’s hard to get people to wrap their hearts around a mussel. A sea turtle is something different.”

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| high rate of speed down a dirt road off Black River. Officers pursued the car, which came to a stop, and the driver fled the area on foot, leaving his girlfriend and two young children inside the car. The woman told officers the man ran because he didn’t have a driver’s license. He was not located at the scene.


Anthony Rashawn Jenkins, 28, of 460 Eagle Road, was arrested Thursday and charged with indecent exposure. At 9:55 a.m., Jenkins was reportedly seen in the 4900 block of Cane Savannah Road with his pants down and no underwear on. Deputies reportedly found Jenkins doing push-ups on the side of the road, with “his buttocks ... exposed to the public.� He was reportedly wearing one tennis shoe and one boot and smelled like alcohol. He was arrested and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.


An empty building in the 100 block of South Harvin Street was reportedly broken into between Jan. 2 and Jan. 28. An unknown amount of copper was reportedly stolen from the interior and damage was done to the offices estimated at $5,000. At 11:17 p.m. Thursday, a car reportedly came off the 3100 block of Old Manning Road and drove through a mailbox and pumphouse, causing damage valued at $1,100. The resident of the home did not see the wreck, but reportedly saw a man walking through her yard shortly afterward. A tan bumper was found on the ground at the scene. At 7:46 p.m. Thursday, a man and woman were driving on Starks Ferry Road when a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by a man they had previously exchanged words with pulled alongside them. The driver of the pickup reportedly threw a piece of wood at the vehicle, damaging the paint on the driver’s side door and breaking the side-view mirror. Damage is estimated at $850.


At 8:35 p.m. Thursday, a 41-year-old man discovered an unknown man approximately in his early 20s peeking through the window of a home in the 700 block of Miller Road, presumably at a 25-year-old woman inside. The man chased the Peeping Tom around the side of the house and struck him, then the unknown man pulled out a handgun and fired at his pursuer, missing him. Police responded but could not locate the man or any shells at the scene.


Will Singleton, 8, a second-grader at Wilson Hall School, holds his acrylic painting of a yellowfin tuna. A student of Michael Hodge at Michael’s Masterpieces since January, Will said he decided to paint a tuna because he fishes with his father, Rudy Singleton. Hodge entered Will’s painting in the S.C. Department of National Resources Reel Art Contest. Of 677 entries statewide, Will won first place in his division. He received a $200 U.S. Savings Bond, fishing and art supplies. His painting will be exhibited with other winners this weekend at the 29th Annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Will is also the son of Stephanie Barnes.


An outside air-conditioning unit was reportedly stolen from the 6400 of Dinkins Mill Road in Rembert at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday. The unit is valued at $1,500. A black Cobra 380 pistol was reportedly stolen from the 1000 block of Oswego Highway at 7:45 a.m. Thursday. The gun is valued at $140.


On Wednesday, Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 47 calls. Forty-three were medical calls, and four were listed as “other trauma.� On Thursday, Sumter County EMS responded to 54 calls. Forty-nine were medical calls, and five were listed as “other trauma.�


At 12:02 a.m. Friday, a gray Chevrolet Malibu reportedly approached a traffic checkpoint at S.C. 441 and Black River Road in Dalzell when instead of stopping the car cut through a yard and continued at a

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Sumter Seventh-Day Adventist 103 N Pike West 775-4455 Pastor Samuel Bonham Sat. Sch: 9:15am, Worship: 11:00 am Tues Bible Study 7 pm

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Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church 803 S Harvin St. * 775-4032 Marion H Newton, Pastor Sunday Worship: 7:45 & 10:45 am Sunday Youth Service: 10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm Salem Missionary Baptist Church 320 West Fulton Street 803-775-8054 Rev. Lei F. Washington Sun. Worship 10:00am Sun School 6:00pm Tue. Prayer Service 5:30pm Wed. Fellowship Dinner 6:00pm

Baptist - Southern Grace Baptist Church 219 W Calhoun St * 778-6417 Dr. Stephen Williams S.S. 9:45 am; Worship 11:00, 6:30 Wed. Meal-Choir-Missions: 5:30 pm Wed. Bible Study: 6:30 pm Hickory Road Baptist Church 1245 Cherryvale Dr 803-494-8281 Dr. Ron Taylor Pastor Sunday School 9:45am Worship 10:55am Long Branch Baptist Church 2535 Peach Orchard Rd. Dalzell 499-1838 James R. Allen Sun School 10:00am Worship 11:00am Sun Evening Worship 6:00pm Wed Mid Week Service 7:00 pm Midway Baptist Church 1210 Plowden Mill Rd 803-481-5064 Raymond Tobias, Pastor Mickey Lloyd Assoc. Pastor Sun. School 10am Worship 11am Tues. 6:30pm Pine Grove Baptist Church 433 Old Manning Road * 481-2041 Rev. Don Riner, Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Worship 10:50am Shaw Heights Baptist Church 2030 Peach Orchard Rd 499-4997 Rev. Robert White Pastor Sunday School: 9:45am Sunday Worship:11am & 6pm

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St John United Methodist Church 136 Poinsett Dr * 803-773-8185 Rev. J. Robert (Bob) Huggins Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 11:00 am Wed. Night Supper/Bible Study 6:30pm Trinity United Methodist Church 226 W Liberty St * 773-9393 Rev. Kevin Gorry Contemporary Worship 8:45 Traditional Worship 11:00 Sunday school 9:45

Love Covenant Church 245 Oswego Hwy * 775-7605 Apostle Tommy Fredrick Prophet Angela Frederick Sunday Worship: 11:00 am Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

Easter is celebrated in the springtime when flowers bloom anew and robins lay their eggs. It is a time we celebrate renewal of life‌Jesus rising from the grave‌His rebirth and Ascension into Heaven. 1 Peter 1:3 assures us, “By His great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.â€? This Easter let us praise God for the sacrifice of His Son and dedicate our lives anew in service to the Lord.

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Plaza Church of Christ 1402 Camden Hwy. * 905-3163 Stewart Schnur cell 361-8449 Sunday School: 10 am Sunday Worship: 11 am & 6 pm Wed. Bible Class: 7 pm

The Catholic Community of Sumter/ St. Anne Site 216 E Liberty St * 803-773-3524 Fr. Thomas Burke, C.Ss.R. Weekend Masses: Sat Vigil 5pm Sun. 7:30, 9:00 and 11:30 am Mass


The Catholic Community of Sumter, St. Jude Site 611 W. Oakland Ave * 773-9244 Fr. Charles Michael Donovan, C.Ss.R. Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm Sun. Euch.: 9:00, 11:30 am, 1 pm (Spanish)

Church of the Holy Cross 335 North Kings Hwy (Hwy 261 N) 803-494-8101 The Rev. Daniel Lee Clarke Jr Christian Education 9:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:00 am Morning Prayer Tues-Thurs 7:30am Holy Communion Wed. 12:00 pm

Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church of Sumter 9 W Calhoun St * 773-3814 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School - All Ages 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening program


Spiritual Life Christian Center 4672 Broad St. Ext * 968-5771 Pastors Randolph & Minerva Paige Sunday Worship: 11:00 am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

Lemira Presbyterian Church 514 Boulevard Rd * 473-5024 Pastor Dan Rowton Sunday School 10:00 am Worship 11:00 am Bible Study 6:00 pm

Bible Fellowship Church 227 Broad St *773-7101 Pastor Jim Ketchum Sunday Worship: 11 am Worship 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45 am Wed. Prayer Meeting 7:00pm

Victory Full Gospel Interdenominational Church 601 Pitts Rd * 481-7003 Joann P. Murrill, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11:00 am Youth Bible Study/Respect Monday: 7pm

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Christ Community Church(CCC) 525 Oxford St, Sumter 803-934-9718 Pastor Toby Toburen Sun. Worship 10:00am (Patriot Hall)

St James Lutheran Church 1137 Alice Dr, Sumter 773-2260 / Pastor Keith Getz Sunday Worship: 10:00 am Sunday School: 9:00 am

First Church of God 1835 Camden Rd * 905-5234 Ron Bower, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:30 am

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Miracle Deliverance Temple COSC (Church Of A Second Chance) 1010 North Guignard Drive*934-1444 Apostle Larry DeRant, Bishop Sunday School 10:30am & worship 11:30am

Immanuel Lutheran Church 140 Poinsett Drive * 803-883-1049 Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Nursery provided Wed Bible Class: 6:30 pm

Swan Lake Presbyterian Church 912 Haynsworth St Sumter 803-775-3146 Pastor Chuck Staggs Sunday School 9:45 Worship 11:00

The Salvation Army 16 Kendrick St * 775-9336 Major Robbie Robbins Sunday School: 9:45 am Worship Service: 11 am Wednesday Mid Week Lift: 7 pm Wednesday Men Fellowship & Woman’s Home League: 7:30 pm

Methodist - Southern First Southern Methodist Church 321 Miller Rd * 773-9723 Ellison Evans III, Reverend Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 11:00 am, 6:30 pm Wed. Sevs: 6:30pm, Epworth League Mtg: 6:30pm

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Word International Ministries 1010 North Guignard Drive * 934-1444 Apostle Larry DuRant Pastor Woship - 8:00am & 11:15am Sunday: School - 10:30am

Methodist - United Aldersgate United Methodist 211 Alice Dr * 775-1602 Dr. Webb Belangia, Reverend Traditional Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am Contemporary 11:15 am

Pentecostal-United First United Penecostal Church 14 Plowden Mill Rd * 775-9493 Pastor Theron Smith Sunday Service: 10:00 am & 6:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7:30 pm

Bethel United Methodist Church 5575 Lodebar Rd * 469-2452 Rev. Billy Lewis Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School: 10 am

Sumter First Pentecostal Holiness Church 2609 McCrays Mill Rd * 481-8887 S. Paul Howell, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am & 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Youth Group: 7:00 pm

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Isabella. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in Summerton Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Barrett, Bill Brewer, Bill Fenters, Ed Gamble, Charles Ridgeway and Alfred Breedin. The family will receive friends at the residence, 313 Alfred Henry Drive, Manning. Memorials may be made to Jordan United Methodist Church, c/o Colleen Bochette, 2048 Bethlehem Road, Manning, SC 29102. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome. org

GENERAL LEE BURGESS MANNING — 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. BURGESS Survivors are his wife, Lelan Lorraine Burgess; one son, Gerald Tyrell Burgess; one sister, Renee (Welvin) Starks; and two brothers, Roy Lee Burgess and the Rev. Benny (Mary Alice) McCants. The celebratory services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Memorial Chapel, Manning. Burial will follow in Cypress Fork AME Church cemetery, Alcolu. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. ROBERT M. RIDGEWAY MANNING — Robert Murray Ridgeway, 68, husband of Judy Causey Ridgeway, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at his home in Manning. Born Sept. 22, 1944, in Manning, he was a son of the late George Allen and Edith Alsbrook Ridgeway. At the time of his illness, he was store manager for Piggly Wiggly. He RIDGEWAY had a passion for playing and coaching all sports. He was a member of Jordan United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of Manning; a daughter, Robin Turner (Woody) of Sumter; and four grandchildren, Dale, Caleb, Joshua and

DEBRA BETHUNE MANNING — Debra Elaine Carroll Bethune, wife of Clinton Bethune, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Orangeburg Regional Center, Orangeburg. Born Feb. 28, 1953, in Miami, Fla., she was a daughter of Lillie “Ruth” Shaw and the late Charles Carroll. Debra attended the public schools in Miami Dade County and graduated from Edison High School Calss of 1971. After graduation, she attended Essex College of Business in Newark, N.J., and graduated in 1973. Prior to her retirement in 2007, Debra was a medical secretary two in the Department of Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital for 30 years. While in Miami, Debra was a Troop Leader and Service Unit Director of Girl Scouts USA Tropical, Florida. Over the years, she received several awards for distinguished service, including the honor

pin from the Girl Scouts USA. Debra was a devoted member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. After moving to Manning, she continued her Christian endeavors by attending Howard Chapel AME Church. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Clinton Bethune of Manning; two sons, Clinton Darnell Bethune (Joni) of Atlanta and Edward Witfield Bethune (Latonya) of Miami; mother, Lillie “Ruth” Shaw of Alcolu; mother-inlaw, the Rev. Etherleen Bethune of Manning; five brothers, Vernon Shaw of Alcolu, Charles Carroll of Miami, Nolan Carroll (Jenifer) of Fleming Island, Fla., Wayne Carroll (Deidra) of Boulder, Colo., and Earl Carroll of Miami; three sisters, Natalie Moore, Cheryl Bell and Joni Carroll, all of Miami; seven grandchildren, Kyana, Asia, Araiya, Skai, Edward Jr., Carson and Clinton III; and one great-grandchild, Aaliyah. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Drenda Octavia Bethune. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Howard Chapel AME Church, New Zion, with the pastor, the Rev. Ollie Davis, officiating. Interment will follow in the Howard Chapel AME Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1415 Loblolly Drive, Pine Knoll Subdivision, Manning. Online condolences may be sent to Flemingdelaine@ Fleming-DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is in charge of services.

BRINELL MANNING Brinell “Red” Manning, 67, was born July 31, 1945, in Sumter, a son of the late


Willie and Earnestine Balls Manning. He departed this life on March 21, 2013, at his residence. The family is receiving friends at the home, 747 Warley St., Sumter. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter.

JOHNNY REMBERT Johnny “Buster” Rembert, 91, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his home. Born Feb. 28, 1922, in Sumter County, he was a son of Hampton and Susan Sumpter Rembert. The family will receive friends at his home, 205 Woodlawn Ave., Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter. JAMES E. CONYERS SUMMERTON — James “Jay” Edward Conyers, 83, husband of Lueleatha Singleton Conyers, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in the Spring Hill section of Clarendon County, a son of the late Robert and Easter Gipson Conyers. The family is receiving friends at the home, 2689 Springhill Road, Summerton. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. LOUISE WILSON Louise Wilson, 78, wife of Isaac Wilson, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born May 28, 1934, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Hattie Montgomery.


COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s top prosecutor amended his campaign filings Friday to account for $134,000 in donations and expenses previously unreported on disclosures surrounding his 2010 election win. Attorney General Alan Wilson’s campaign chairman attributed the 68 donations and 16 payments to human error. “They were all simple clerical or scrivener’s errors, and they have all been corrected,” said Thad Westbrook. “The individuals who made those errors are no longer involved with the campaign’s disclosures. Today, new systems are in place safeguarding against such mistakes.” The 59 checks and nine online donations that came in after Wilson won the office totaled $66,890, ranging from $5 to the $3,500-per-campaign-cycle limit for statewide candidates. The payments totaled $66,797 — more than 80 percent of them to two vendors for television production and consulting, according to the information provided by the campaign. The corrected reports were filed online four weeks after the unreported donations were discovered. The first-term Republican attorney general, responding to a report in the

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

GREGORY N. CALLEN SUMMERTON — Gregory Norris “Gregg” Callen, 58, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Monte H. Sr. and Betty Richardson Callen. He was formerly coowner of Callen & Sons Roofing. He was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan. Survivors include two brothers, Monte H. Callen Jr. (Norma) of Charleston and Jeff Callen (Donna) of Lynchburg; a sister, Becky Thomas (David) of Lynchburg; and his faithful canine companion, Lucky. He was preceded in death by his companion of many years, Nancy Blackwell Tucker. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Elmore-CannonStephens Funeral Home. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements. LEILA J. SURLES Leila Jenning Surles, 86, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucy Mark Harris. The family will receive friends at her home, 34 Phillips St., Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.


Wilson’s campaign left $134K off his previous filings BY SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press Writer


Free Times, said he would return money that House Speaker Bobby Harrell gave for Wilson’s Jan. 11 gala. However, while Harrell’s online filings listed his $3,500 sponsorship, Wilson’s did not. Westbrook initially estimated that 10 to 15 donations were mistakenly unreported. That number represented other sponsors for Wilson’s inaugural gala that were unaccounted for in his online filings. But an independent accountant Wilson’s campaign hired to review his account found many more mistakes. The campaign asked for the review to cover a nine-month span. But 80 percent of the unreported donations were deposited in the bank on two days, Jan. 6 and Jan. 14. Five donations totaling $7,600 were deposited in late 2010. The eight donations of $3,500 include Harrell’s. “When human beings are involved, mistakes are inevitable,” Westbrook said. Wilson also last month returned $3,500 donated in October 2010 from a political action committee affiliated with Harrell. The decision to return $7,000 came days after Wilson forwarded an ethics complaint against Harrell to the State Law Enforcement Division for investigation, largely over questions about Harrell’s campaign filings. Harrell has denied wrongdoing.

LEFT: Luis Santiago tries to comfort Sherry West at her apartment Friday in Brunswick, Ga., the day after their 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago, was shot and killed. West says she was walking her baby in his stroller when a teenage gunman demanding money shot the baby in the face and shot her in the leg. BELOW: Antonio Santiago is seen celebrating his first Christmas in December 2012.


Police arrest 2 teens in baby’s death BY RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A pair of teenagers was arrested Friday and accused of fatally shooting a 13-monthold baby in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll through a leafy, historic neighborhood. Sherry West had just been to the post office a few blocks from her apartment Thursday morning and was pushing her son, Antonio, in his stroller while they walked past gnarled oak trees and blooming azaleas in the coastal city of Brunswick. West said a tall, skinny teenager, accompanied by a smaller boy, asked her for money. “He asked me for money, and I said I didn’t have it,” she Friday at her apartment, which was scattered with her son’s toys and movies. “When you have a baby, you spend all your money on babies. They’re expensive.

And he kept asking, and I just said ‘I don’t have it.’ And he said, ‘Do you want me to kill your baby?’ And I said, ‘No, don’t kill my baby!’” One of the teens fired four shots, grazing West’s ear and striking her in the leg, before he walked around to the stroller and shot the baby in the face. Seventeen-year-old De’Marquis Elkins is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, along with a 14-yearold who was not identified because he is a juvenile, Police Chief Tobe Green said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the boys had attorneys. Police announced the arrest Friday afternoon after

combing school records and canvassing neighborhoods searching for the pair. The chief said the motive of the “horrendous act” was still under investigation and the weapon had not been found. “I feel glad that justice will be served,” West said. “It’s not something I’m going to live with very well. I’m just glad they caught him.” West said detectives showed her mugshots of about 24 young men. She pointed to one, saying he looked like the gunman. “After I picked him, they said they had him in custody,” West said. “It looked just like him. So I think we got our man.” West said she thought the other suspect looked much younger: “That little boy did not look 14.” The slaying happened around the corner from West’s apartment in the city’s Old Town historic district. It’s a street lined with grand Victorian homes from the late 1800s.




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GUN BILL from Page A1 in a second vote on the matter, the Senate voted 31-9 to bring the bill to the forefront. Each time both Sen. Thomas McElveen, D-Sumter, and Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, voted against the special order. “The problem with these kinds of bills, when you come out and raise questions or you oppose them, then you get labeled as someone against gun rights and against the Second Amendment, but I don’t like the bill as it stands right now, because as a gun owner, no one’s going to convince me that guns and alcohol mix,” said McElveen. Still, the Sumter senator says there might be some middle ground that could be found if the bill is amended to where he could support it. “It’s a little easier for me to understand the concerns of a CWP (Concealed Weapons Permit) holder that would like to carry his weapon in to … a restaurant that may serve alcohol, as opposed to a bar that may serve chicken wings. There’s a big difference in my mind,” McElveen said. To that end, McElveen says he will propose an amendment putting a curfew on the times in which handguns could be carried into alcohol establishments. “That way, people that are really just going to dinner in a place that

may serve alcohol, they can do that, and can feel they’re exercising their right to have their concealed weapon, but that way maybe keep people out of places that are traditional bars,” the Sumter senator said. Johnson, however, sees very little chance that he will support the bill, even with any changes. “I just think it sets up a potential hazard to have people sitting around bars and drinking establishments carrying guns,” Johnson said. “I know some proponents think it’s a safety issue, but I wouldn’t feel safe if I was in a restaurant, or a bar, or just a place that sells alcohol, and half of the folks have weapons. It’s just a recipe for disaster.” If the bill passes the state Senate, it will then move on to the state House of Representatives before potentially heading to the governor’s desk. Senate approval is likely, since the bill received more votes in the special order vote than are needed for final approval. Still, Johnson thinks the bill is a bad idea. “I really feel like there are probably people sitting in prison now, or maybe in the cemetery now, because somebody was drinking and had access to a weapon,” Johnson said. “I just don’t think the two mix.” Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.


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Sheriod said. “I thank God for them giving my son another chance at life.” For the firefighters themselves, the ceremony gave them an opportunity to focus on the times they succeed in the face of disaster. “I’ve had so many situations where it doesn’t go so well,” Shirley said. “It’s very rewarding to know you were able to help someone.” “These guys don’t usually get the recognition they deserve,” Christmas said. “It’s not often you get the chance to save a life, but they train every day for that moment, and they acted from experience to do what they had to do.” In addition to the firefighters honored, Thursday’s dinner saw Greg Haskins with the Red Cross Disaster Action Team honored with the Jennie Geddings Humanitarian Award for his service to the Red Cross and the community. Exceptional Volunteer Awards were also presented to Kay Farmer, Tom Garrett, Debbie Kirven, Bob Levangie, Veronica Sharp, Steve Shumake and Ron Smithwick. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 774-1272.

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Gaffney 51/45 Spartanburg 52/45


presented each man with a plaque in his honor. Peterson also personally thanked his rescuers. “Thank you, and God bless you all,” he said. In addition to the Franklin Award, each man was also presented with the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder, a national citation signed by the president and chairman of the national organization. “National headquarters had to approve this one,” said Nancy Cataldo, executive director of the Sandhills Red Cross. “This is the highest award for an individual or team who saves a life using skills learned in a Red Cross course.” Besides the recognition of the Red Cross and members of their community, Thursday’s ceremony gave the firefighters a chance to hear directly from the man whose life they saved. “I really appreciate the service that they did, and this award shows how much they’re appreciated,” Peterson said. Peterson’s mother was no less thankful for the firefighters’ bravery and quick thinking. “I love them,” Rosetta

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): highest returns. the last word in astrology Get out and mingle, Establishing your place in focus on relationships a group will help you eugenia LAST and what you want to initiate reforms or engage in emotionally, suggestions that make a mentally and physically. difference. Someone from your past is likely to resurface. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow a creative TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Check out every idea or plan to its fruition. It’s important to angle before making an emotional decision. acknowledge anyone who helps you. A lot will You may not be given complete details be riding on the way you deal with others regarding a person’s background or situation. emotionally. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take part in functions SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Fixing up your that will bring you in contact with new and place will elevate your comfort level. Building old acquaintances. Sharing your thoughts and your assets or putting your financial papers in making suggestions will put you in a good order will keep anyone trying to take position for future opportunities. advantage of you at bay. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll get caught in CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t take an awkward position if you allow someone to chances. Physical, emotional and financial dictate how things are going to work. Put your problems will surface if you put pressure on ideas out there along with your reasoning and others or give in to something that doesn’t motives. feel right. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your outgoing, informed AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your best foot attitude will draw attention. Opportunities will forward. Share your ideas and you will get the unfold if you reestablish a connection to support and help you need. Making domestic someone you have worked with in the past. changes will be conducive to executing your plans. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Discipline will be necessary when it comes to discussing future PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t allow anyone plans. Money matters must not be looked at to make a big deal out of something you want casually. Overspending will lead to stress. to keep small and affordable. Use your ingenuity and you will come up with a good LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Embrace change. way to get what you want for less. Concentrate on what will bring you the


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Susan Hepler comments on her photo submission, “The Thomas Sumter Marching Generals did an outstanding job representing Sumter in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday. Students from fourth grade through high school marched and played the three-mile route and they sounded and looked great!”

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West rallies to beat Sumter in 10th TODAY’S PREP SCHEDULE

BY LOU BEZJAK Morning News FLORENCE — West Florence High School baseball head coach Bob Kleinknecht knows he has a special team this season. And getting victories like the Knights did on Friday didn’t do anything to disprove that.

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 Leg-

Logan McRae scored on error in the 10th inning as West

end 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

rallied from a 4-run deficit to defeat Sumter 5-4 at the WF field

and take two of three in a series between two teams ranked in the top 10 of the 4A polls. “Being down 4-0, some teams would have folded, but not this team. It’s special,” Kleinknecht said. “That was a great high school game and what



SHS’ Taylor McFaddin gets ready to swing during the first inning of Sumter’s 5-4, 10-inning loss to West Florence on Friday in Florence.

Earnhardt taking fast start in stride

USC’s Welch embracing new role as go-to scorer

BY GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press

COLUMBIA — The text messages popped up on her cell phone, tucked away in South Carolina’s locker room. They remained there for her to read after games, when their context made little sense, but their overall message remained clear as ever. “Why didn’t you take that shot?” Those were the things WELCH Aleighsa Welch’s older brother, Ernesto, texted her during games this season — whenever he saw her hesitate to attempt the midrange jump shot that they spent hours last summer trying to perfect. A physical post player since her days at Goose Creek High, Welch knew she would need to expand her offensive skills this season. The Gamecocks lost their top two scorers from last season’s NCAA tournament Sweet 16 team, on which Welch was a 6-foot freshman forward who averaged 7.6 points, fourth on the squad. Coach Dawn Staley’s message to Welch when they met after last season: “You’re going to have to play a bigger role next year. You’re going to have to be a scorer.” Defense remains the

FONTANA, Calif. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had never filled out an NCAA tournament bracket before this year, even though he’s a hoops fan. He would have done it earlier, but he doesn’t like to lose. “I didn’t really know if brackets were even that fun to do,” he said Friday. “I hate making the wrong pick, but what are you going to do? There’s a lot of games.” NASCAR’s most popular driver seems to be getting a whole lot closer to EARNHARDT some more important victories during his outstanding start to the year. With two top-five finishes already, Earnhardt is second in the standings through four races, trailing Brad Keselowski by nine points heading into Sunday’s race at Fontana. After his second straight second-place finish at the Daytona 500, Earnhardt followed up with three solid races, coming in fifth at Phoenix, seventh in Las Vegas and sixth last weekend at Bristol despite a rough day. Earnhardt has been driving too long to get excited a mere month into the season, even if his fans don’t share his caution. “When I hear people talking about the fast start, I just feel like you’ve got to take a lot of different factors into the equation,” he said. “We’ve had good fortune. We’ve got real lucky. ... We’ve ran well. We’ve had good cars, too. We also had real good fortunes on where we were restarting, SEE EARNHARDT, PAGE B4

BY DARRYL SLATER Post and Courier


Laurence Manning Academy starting pitcher Nick Gibbons throws during the Swampcats’ 3-1 victory over Wilson Hall on Friday at Tucker Belangia Diamond in Manning. It was the Barons’ first loss of the year.

‘Cats hand WH 1st loss BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER MANNING — Time after time the Laurence Manning Academy baseball team watched as its opportunities against Wilson Hall starting pitcher John Patrick Sears went by. LMA broke through for two runs in the fifth inning

against Sears to take a 3-1 lead, and that’s all it would need to hand the Barons their first loss of the year on Friday at Tucker Belangia Diamond. Despite the win, the Swampcats, now 8-3 overall and 3-0 in SCISA Region II-3A play, had just two hits offensively. Thomas Walker and Blake Winas each

singed. “I don’t care if we get no hits and win, that’s what we’re playing for – region wins, and I would be happy with a win no matter how we got it,” LMA head baseball coach Billy Slyvester said of the victory. The loss for Wilson Hall SEE LMA, PAGE B2

SHS softball falls to Carolina Forest BY TOM O’HARE Special To The Item The bus for the Carolina Forest High School softball team got lost finding its way to Sumter on Friday, but once safely in town, the players on board had no trouble finding their bats. The Lady Panthers scored four times in the top of the first inning, added five more in the WATSON top of the third on the way to an 11-6 win over Sumter at the SHS field. Carolina Forest, which came into the

game ranked first in the state among 4A schools, improved to 11-1 on the season and 3-1 in Region VI. The Lady Gamecocks fell to 4-3 and 2-2. “We fell behind in that first inning, but what I liked is the way our team battled back,” said Sumter head coach Angie Watson. “We had an eighth-grader pitching tonight, and start an eighth-grader in centerfield. We only have one senior starting. We’re still trying to develop some chemistry and learn how to play with each other, but we kept playing hard tonight, even when SEE SHS, PAGE B2


USC GAMEDAY WHO: South Carolina vs. South Dakota State WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Boulder, Colo. TV: ESPN2

FGC Eagles shock Hoyas 78-68 BY JIM O’CONNELL The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Florida Gulf Coast sure made an entrance at the NCAA tournament. A school that hasn’t even celebrated its first 20year reunion busted a load of brackets with a 78-68 victory over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional. In just their second season of eligibility for Division I postseason, the Ea-

NCAA TV SCHEDULE TODAY WBTW 13, WLTX 19 Noon -- Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan 2:30 p.m. -- Memphis vs. Michigan State 5 p.m. -- Colorado State vs. Louisville 7:30 p.m. -- Butler vs. Marquette TNT 6 p.m. -- Harvard vs. Arizona 8:30 p.m. -- Wichita State vs. Gonzaga TBS 7 p.m. -- Oregon vs. Saint Louis 9:30 p.m. -- California vs. Syracuse

gles used a 21-2 secondhalf run to pull away from the Hoyas and then held on in the final minute to become the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2. Sherwood Brown scored

24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast, the champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference. FGCU (25-10) will play the winner of the game between seventh-seeded San Diego State and No. 10 Oklahoma on Sunday. “We didn’t come here and have the attitude that we’re just glad to be here,” said FGCU point guard Brett Comer, who finished with 12 points,10 assists SEE EAGLES, PAGE B4


Florida Gulf Coast’s Chase Fieler, left, and Georgetown’s Mikael Hopkins leap for a rebound during the first half of the Eagles’ 78-68 upset victory on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Philadelphia.





Beatson’s 2B leads LMA softball past Manning MANNING — Grace Beatson’s double drove in the game’s only run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Laurence Manning Academy to a 1-0 softball victory over Manning High School on Thursday at the LMA field. Hannah Hodge had two hits for the Lady Swampcats and Maryanna Mason had a double. Beatson’s hit made her the winning pitcher as well. CLARENDON HALL PEE DEE

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SUMMERTON — Clarendon Hall remained undefeated on the seaon with a 6-4 victory over Pee Dee Acade-



my on Thursday at the Clarendon Hall field. Leading the Lady Saints, who improved to 5-0 on the season, were Emily Brunson and Abby Dara. Each had a hit and drove in a run. Gracyn Royce was the winning pitcher, striking out two.

Grooms had nine strikeouts in picking up the victory. Jada Thompson led the Lady Gamecock offense, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in. Shelley McCoy had two hits and an RBI and Anna Copeland had a hit, an RBI and a run.



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FLORENCE — Savannah Grooms tossed a 2-hit shutout to lead Sumter High School to a 5-0 victory over South Florence on Thursday at the SF field.

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COLUMBIA — Drake Ives had five hits, hit for the cycle and hit her first career home run to lead Wilson Hall to a 30-12 victory over Heathewood Hall on Thursday at the Heathwood field.

Becca Noyes added four hits for the Lady Barons, including a double and a triple. Madison Reaves had a double and two runs batted in and Aubrey Yarbrough had a hit and an RBI. ANDREWS LAURENCE MANNING

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MANNING — Laurence Manning Academy fell to 11-5 on the season with a 4-3 loss to Andrews High School on Thursday at the LMA field. Katelynn Edwards had a triple for the Lady Swampcats. Ansley Ridgill was the tough-luck loser.



Gillman’s penalty kick lifts Sumter JV soccer SUMMERVILLE — Andrew Gillman’s penalty kick goal gave Sumter High School’s junior varsity soccer team a victory over Ashley Ridge on Thursday at the Ashley Ridge field. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and after two overtimes. Gamecock goalie Damien McNeil saved six of the 10 AR penalty kicks. Gillman’s goal meant SHS hit five of its PKs and improved to 4-0 with the victory. Richie Cotton scored off a deflection from his corner kick for Sumter’s regu-

lation goal. Ryan Missildine had five saves in goal for the Gamecocks in regulation to force overtime. VARSITY SOCCER HAMMOND WILSON HALL

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COLUMBIA — Wilson Hall fell to 4-3 on the season with a 1-0 loss to Hammond on Thursday at the Hammond field. Michael High had eight saves in goal for Wilson Hall, while Matthew High


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BISHOPVILLE — Robert E. Lee Acdemy fell to 4-2 in SCISA Region IV-2A with an 11-1 loss to Williamsburg Academy on Thursday at the REL field. Casey Kelley had a double and drove in a run for the Cavaliers. Russell Watkins also had a hit and scored a run.



Arkansas routs South Carolina 15-3 COLUMBIA — No. 17 Arkansas sent 12 batters to the plate in the top of the fourth inning and scored nine runs on the way to a 15-3 college baseball victory over fifthranked South Carolina on Friday at Carolina Stadium. CLEMSON DUKE

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right-hander Daniel Gossett pitched a 5-hit shutout to lead Clemson to a 7-0 victory over Duke at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, was one shot out of the lead with three holes to play. He closed with three sloppy bogeys to fall four shots behind.



ORLANDO, Fla. — Bill Haas shot a 6-under 66 on Friday and was tied with Justin Rose for the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Beatriz Recari shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 Friday to take the lead after two rounds in the Kia Classic.

SUMTER from Page B1 a great series. We just kept plugging away and were able to pull one out in the end.” The win helped the Knights bounce back after a 7-3 defeat on Wednesday in which they blew a 3-run lead and lost on River Soles’ walkoff grand slam in the seventh. But Kleinknecht said the team put that loss behind it on the bus ride back from Sumter. It didn’t look that way early on Friday. Sumter jumped out to a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth as the Knights committed three errors during the third and fourth innings. Shortstop Garrett Chapman, however, gave West the lift it needed in the bottom of the fourth when he belted his areabest fourth home run, a 3-run blast to left field to cut the lead to 4-3. The Knights tied it at 4 later in the inning when Austin King scored on a 2-out error. “We had a bad inning and made a couple errors, but I was able to get a hold of one and that jump-started us a little bit,” Chapman said. “And we were able to carry it over into extra innings.”

LMA from Page B1 snapped an 11-game winning streak and dropped it to 11-1 and 2-1. “They deserved it; we didn’t hit it when we should’ve,” Wilson Hall head coach Tommy Jones said. “I congratulate them; their pitchers pitched well and they were coached well. I thought it was a good game; give them all the credit, they beat us… We gave them everything we had.” Sears’ stat line was not one that would indicate his team could stay in a close game. The WH junior pitched five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on just two hits while walking four, striking out six and hitting three batters. The Barons offense didn’t help itself either, leaving a total of 10 runners on base. Andrew Kinney led the team with two hits while Sears, Kemper Patton and Tyler Pannell each contributed a hit apiece. “They pitched well. There’s no ex-

Sumter had a chance to take the lead in the top of the seventh. Phillip Watcher doubled with one out and advanced to third on Taylor McFaddin’s single. Tee Dubose lined a shot to left field, which was caught by Zach Herndon. The West senior appeared to misjudge the ball, but was able to reach behind himself to make the acrobatic catch. Watcher tagged from third and crossed the plate. But West appealed the play and the umpires ruled he left early to end the inning. The call infuriated the Sumter players and coaches, who argued the decision. “Everybody here saw that he tagged,” Sumter head coach Joe Norris said. “The umpire had a huge impact on the game, which he shouldn’t have.” The Knights finally ended it in the 10th inning. McRae led off with a double off the fence in center and moved to third on Herndon’s groundout. McFaddin, who worked 3 2/3 innings of 2-hit relief, intentionally walked Chapman and struck out Austin King for the second out. Chris Crawford misplayed Zack Newton’s line drive to right, allowing McRae to score and give the Knights their 11th win in 12 games this season. It appeared Crawford was in position to

cuses, no bad umpiring, nothing’s wrong,” Jones said. “They just won the game; it was their night and they deserved it.” LMA took an early 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI groundout by Walker. J.T. Eppley and Jack Martin led off the bottom of the first off with back-toback walks. Davis Martin laid down a sacrifice bunt for the first out and Walker grounded to second, allowing Eppley to score. In the fifth, with the game tied at 1-1, Walker had an RBI groundout and Winans added a 2-out RBI single to give the Swampcats all the offense they would need. Walker finished with two RBI. “These are two really good ball clubs and the confidence level just rose right there because you see a team like that and you get a W, Nothing feels better,” Winans said. WH tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth thanks to a wild pitch. Patton hit a one-out single and advanced to third after a wild pitch and a passed


The Sumter Christian Golfers’ Association’s Night Golf event scheduled for today at Sunset Country Club has been postponed due to the forecast of rain. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 6. From staff, wire reports

catch the ball, but it went past him for an error. Akeem Bostick, who won Monday’s game, pitched two scoreless innings in relief and struck out four to get the victory. Kleinknecht said the plan was to use his ace one inning if needed, but the senior threw only 11 pitches in the ninth and wanted to go back out for another inning. Bostick came in for West starter Adam Pizzuti, who went eight innings, allowing four unearned runs on eight hits. The lefty struck out three and walked none. “He was a bulldog out there,” Kleinknecht said. “He has been one of our leaders all year long.” McRae led West with two hits and two runs scored. McFaddin, Sumter’s third pitcher of the game, took the loss and also had two hits. Charlie Barnes also had two hits, including a double, for the Gamecocks. Will Smith had a double and a run batted in. “We just didn’t play good enough,” Norris said. “If you can’t make routine plays defensively, then you pretty much aren’t going to win. That’s pretty much it.”

ball. With two outs and the bases loaded and Tripp Holstein at the plate, LMA pitcher Nick Gibbons delivered a low fastball that Holstein swung at and missed. The pitch bounced in front of the plate and several feet left of the catcher, allowing Patton to score. After allowing two walks and the first run of the game, Sears settled down and pitched out of trouble when he needed to for WH. After allowing a leadoff walk in the second, he struck out the next three batters. In the third, he pitched around a first-and-third situation with two outs by getting a comebacker to the mound. Perhaps his most impressive feat came in the fourth when he completed a 1-3 double play. After hitting the leadoff man, LMA’s Linc Powell attempted to bunt the runner over, but popped it in the air. Sears dove, caught it and threw to first base to complete the double play. Gibbons threw 4 1/3 innings of

SHS from Page B1 we got behind.” Carolina Forest had the bats ready in its first at-bat against Sumter starter Jennifer Bettencourt, the eighth grader Watson sent to the mound. Natalie Hardwick cleared the bases with a 3-run triple with one out to make it 3-0. Hardwick scored later in the inning on a base hit by Emily Merriam to give the Lady Panthers a 4-0 lead. The Lady Gamecocks, however, found the offerings of Merriam, the Carolina Forest starting pitcher, much to their likings as well. Rachel Vise slapped a single that scored Robbi Winfield to make it 4-1. Tara Rhodes, and Courtney Price added run-scoring singles with two outs in the inning to pull Sumter to within 4-3. “We do have some girls who can hit,” said Watson. “We came right back after that first inning and got to within a single run.” After both pitchers got through a scoreless second inning, the Lady Panthers went back to work in the third, They scored six times off of Bettenoucrt, to jump out to a 9-3 lead. Cheyenne McKenna got things started with a 1-out single that scored Marisa Runyon to make it 5-3. After consecutive RBI singles from Merriam, Emilee Best, and Kyleighla McKenna stretched the lead to 8-3, Sara Sweat’s triple down the right field line scored McKenna to make it 9-3. Carolina Forest added a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to make it 11-3, but the Gamecocks did not go down quietly in their final at-bat. Brooke Gentele got the inning started with a single and scored on Bettencourt’s infield single to pull the Gamecocks to within 11-4. A double by Madison Hodge scored Bettencourt to make it 11-5, and Vise added her second RBI of the game with a single that scored Hodge to make it 11-6. The Gamecocks had the bases loaded later in the inning, but Meririam retied Rhodes on a ground ball to first base to end the game. “Most of our remaining games are region games, and we play Carolina Forest at their place next Wednesday, so I think our girls learned a lot by playing them today,” said Watson. “There are times when our youth shows in the field, but with the way we hit the ball, if we can continue to improve that area we will be OK the rest of this season.”

3-hit baseball, allowing one earned run while walking four and striking out four. Reliever Russell Thompson picked up the victory, working 2 1/3 innings, allowing two hits. “I thought Nick set the tone. He came out and he threw strikes and we made plays behind him,” Sylvester said. “He was able to get his curveball over early – you’ve got Nick throwing low 80s (miles per hour), and then you get Russell in there at low 70s, throwing with a little sink on it from down under. I thought we kept them off balance.” Thompson relieved Gibbons in the fifth, coming into a situation with runners at first and third base and only one out. The junior submarine pitcher got the two batters he faced to ground out. In the sixth, Wilson Hall threatened to break the game open, loading the bases with no outs. Thompson settled down and got a fielder’s choice, a strikeout and a comebacker to the mound to avoid any damage.



16 N.C. A&T 73

11 Middle Tenn. 54

16 Liberty 72

11 St. Mary’s 67

Second Round March 21-22


9 Missouri 72

13 N.M. State 44 6 Memphis 54 11 St. Mary’s 52 3 Michigan St. 65 14 Valparaiso 54 7 Creighton 67 10 Cincinnati 63 2 Duke 73 15 Albany 61

8 Pittsburgh 55 9 Wichita St. 73

4 Kansas St. 61 13 La Salle 63

3 New Mexico 62 14 Harvard 68

Sweet 16

March 28-29

March 28-29

Colorado St.

March 23-24

1 Kansas 16 Western Ky.

Elite Eight

Elite Eight

8 N. Carolina 78

March 30-31

March 30-31

9 Villanova 71 VCU


Final Four Atlanta

Saint Louis


March 21-22


April 6

5 VCU 88 12 Akron 42 4 Michigan 71 13 S. Dakota St. 56




North Texas

6 UCLA 11 Minnesota 3 Florida 79

Mich. St.

14 NW State 47

National Championship


7 San Diego St. 10 Oklahoma

April 8

2 Georgetown 68


15 FGCU 78



Wichita St.


Ole Miss


La Salle


1 Indiana 83 16 James Madison 62 8 N.C. State 72 9 Temple 76 5 UNLV 61 12 California 64 4 Syracuse 81 13 Montana 34




Los Angeles

Washington, D.C.




6 Butler 68 11 Bucknell 56 3 Marquette 59 14 Davidson 58

7 Notre Dame

7 Illinois 57

10 Iowa State

10 Colorado 49

2 Ohio State 95


15 Iona 70



11 Belmont 64

Sweet 16

Second Round

Third Round


Salt Lake

6 Arizona 81

Men’s Division I Basketball Championship

San Jose

Kansas City

5 Wisconsin 46 12 Ole Miss 57

13 La Salle 80

2 Miami 78 15 Pacific 49 AP

La Salle holds on to upset K-State KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds, and No. 13 seed La Salle survived after blowing an 18point halftime lead to beat fourth-seeded Kansas State 63-61 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Wright, who scored a game-high 21 points for the Explorers (22-9), made the first two free throws to give La Salle a 62-61 lead. Kansas State’s Jordan Henriquez missed in the paint at the other end, and Wright made the first of two more free throws with 9.6 seconds to go. The Wildcats (27-8) raced down court, but point guard Angel Rodriguez got hung up in the corner by the Kansas State bench, and his offbalance shot over the corner of the backboard missed everything as the final buzzer sounded and the Explorers leaped off their bench to celebrate the upset. OHIO STATE IONA

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DAYTON, Ohio — Sam Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Friday night, part



scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002. For the cold-shooting Badgers (23-12), the upset loss snaps a string of six straight first-game victories. Ole Miss (27-8) trailed 25-22 at halftime and Henderson, who led the Southeastern Conference with 20 points a game, had only two points on one-for-11 shooting.


La Salle’s Ramon Galloway (55) tries to block a shot by Kansas State guard Shane Southwell during the Explorers’ 63-61 upset victory on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

of a dominating performance by Ohio State’s front line, and the Buckeyes ran away to a 95-70 victory over Iona in the second round of the West Regional. The second-seeded Buckeyes (27-7) are in prime March form with nine

straight wins, including their last five games of the regular season and a run to the Big Ten tournament title. MISSISSIPPI WISCONSIN

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and

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SALT LAKE CITY — Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Laurent Rivard had 17 to help 14th-seeded Harvard pull off Thursday’s biggest upset in the NCAA tournament, a 68-62 win over No. 3 New Mexico in the West regional. The Ivy League advanced for the first time in the tournament since a very good Cornell team made the regional semifinals in 2010. It also was Harvard’s first NCAA tourney win. From wire reports


Top-seeded Hoosiers pound James Madison out of reach with a 14-0 run midway through the first half of their first NCAA tourney game in five years.

DAYTON, Ohio — Freshman Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana slam dunked its way to an 83-62 win over James Madison in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Not taking any chances with a No. 16 seed, the Hoosiers (28-6) started fast and built a 33-point lead in the second half over the Dukes (21-15).


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AUSTIN, Texas — Durand Scott had

76 72

DAYTON, Ohio — Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points, finishing the game with an injured left thumb that had him grimacing before his clinching free throws, and Temple broke with its oneand-done NCAA tournament trend Friday, beating North Carolina State 76-72 in the second round of the East Regional. The ninth-seeded Owls (24-9) opened a 17-point lead before Wyatt hurt his left thumb and left the game briefly.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois the lead with 6 minutes left and the seventh-seeded Illini pulled out a tough 57-49 win over Colorado in a game of wild momentum swings Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Illinois led by 16 at halftime only to watch Colorado rip off a 21-2 run in the second to grab the lead. The Illini looked desperate until Paul and Richardson coolly knocked down their shots to put Illinois ahead 48-44. MIAMI PACIFIC

UNC gives Williams 700th win KANSAS CITY, Mo. — P.J. Hairston scored 23 points, James Michael McAdoo added 17 and North Carolina unleashed a flurry of 3-pointers to subdue gritty Villanova 78-71 in the NCAA tournament Friday night, giving WILLIAMS coach Roy Williams his 700th career victory. The never-say-die Wildcats (20-14) erased a 20-point deficit that North Carolina built in the first half and then nearly climbed out of a nine-point hole in the final minutes after the Tar Heels hit three consecutive 3s and once again appeared to take control. FLORIDA NORTHWESTERN ST.

79 47

AUSTIN, Texas — Erik Murphy had 18 points to lead four Florida players in double figures and the Gators shut down the NCAA’s highestscoring team Friday night, beating Northwestern State 79-47 in the second round of the South Regional. No. 3 seed Florida turned this one into a rout with a 19-1 run in the second half and held the 14th-seeded Demons (23-9) to their fewest points this season — 34 below their average. THURSDAY VCU AKRON

88 42

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Troy Daniels had 23 points, Juvonte Reddic scored 21 and VCU routed Akron 88-42 on Thursday night in the most lopsided victory by a fifthseeded team over a No. 12 in NCAA tournament history. The previous mark was set by Wyoming in a 35-point win over Howard in 1981 and matched by Tennessee against Long Beach State in 2007, according to STATS.





Salt Lake

1 Gonzaga 64 16 Southern 58

16 James Madison 68





4 Saint Louis 64

13 Boise State 71


Auburn Hills

5 Oklahoma St. 55


16 LIU-Brooklyn 55

Auburn Hills

12 Oregon 68

8 Colorado St. 84

March 23-24

March 19-20 Dayton, Ohio

Kansas City

16 NC A&T 48

San Jose

1 Louisville 79

Third Round

First Round


Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (4) dunks during the first half of the Hoosiers’ 83-62 victory over James Madison on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio.

21 points and Miami had a triumphant return to the NCAA tournament with a 78-49 victory over Pacific on Friday. The Hurricanes (28-6) put the game



Duke tops Albany 73-61 PHILADELPHIA — Seth Curry scored 26 points, Mason Plumlee had 23 and second-seeded Duke beat Albany 73-61 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional. Duke (28-5) shot 58.7 percent (27 of 46), just off its season-beat 60.8 percent against Florida State. CREIGHTON CINCINNATI

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PHILADELPHIA — Doug McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Gregory Echenique scored 13 points to help Creighton hold on to beat Cincinnati 67-63 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional. Ethan Wragge added 12 for the Bluejays, who won their NCAA tournament opener for the second straight year. THURSDAY COLORADO STATE MISSOURI

84 72

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brandon Triche scored 20 points, C.J. Fair added 13 and fourth-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 13 seed Montana with its zone defense in a 81-34 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday night.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dorian Green scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and eighth-seeded Colorado State used good shooting to run away from No. 9 Missouri 84-72 Thursday night in the NCAA tournament. Green, who went scoreless with five turnovers in last year’s second-round upset to Murray State, did much better this time as the Rams shot nearly 58 percent in the first half.

From wire reports

From wire reports


From wire reports


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

TODAY 9 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Malaysian Open Third Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 11 a.m. -- Women’s College Basketball: NCAA Tournament First-Round Games -- St. Joseph’s vs. Vanderbilt, Quinnipiac vs. Maryland, Creighton vs. Syracuse and Central Michigan vs. Oklahoma (ESPN2). 11 a.m. -- College Wrestling: NCAA Division I Tournament Medal Round from Des Moines, Iowa (ESPNU). Noon -- Figure Skating: World Championships from London, Ontario (WIS 10). Noon -- College Basketball: National Invitation Tournament Second-Round Game -Stanford at Alabama (ESPN). Noon -- College Baseball: Mississippi State at Kentucky (FOX SPORTSOUTH). Noon -- High School Baseball: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (WPUB-FM 102.7). 12:30 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational Third Round from Orlando, Fla. (GOLF). 12:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (SPEED). 1 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: St. Louis vs. Miami from Jupiter, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 1:30 p.m. -- Womens’ College Basketball: NCAA Tournament First-Round Games -Idaho vs. Connecticut, Marist vs. Michgian State, Stetson vs. UCLA and Oral Roberts vs. Tennessee (ESPN2). 1:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Purple Royal 300 Pole Qualifying from Fontana, Calif. (SPEED). 2 p.m. -- College Lacrosse: Face-Off Classic from Baltimore -- Colgate vs. Navy (ESPNU). 2:30 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational Third Round from Orlando, Fla. (WIS 10). 2:30 p.m. -- IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Pole Qualifying from St. Petersburg, Fla. (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 2:30 p.m. -- College Football: S.C. College All Star Bowl from Tigerville (THIS TIME WARNER 122). 3:15 p.m. -- College Baseball: Arkansas at South Carolina (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WNKT-FM 107.5). 3:30 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: Columbus at D.C. (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 3:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Practice from Fontana, Calif. (SPEED). 4 p.m. -- Women’s College Basketball: South Dakota State vs. South Carolina, Iowa State vs. Gonzaga, Wichita State vs. Texas A&M and Fresno State vs. California (ESPN2). 4 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Cleveland vs. Seattle from Peoria, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 4 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs from Mesa, Ariz. (WGN). 4:30 p.m. -- College Lacrosse: Face-Off Classic from Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins vs. Virginia (ESPNU). 5 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Purple Royal 300 from Fontana, Calif. (ESPN, WEGX-FM 92.9). 5 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Third Round from Saucier, Miss. (GOLF). 6:30 p.m. -- Women’s College Basketball: NCAA Tournament First-Round Games -South Florida vs. Texas Tech, Kansas vs. Colorado, Chattanooga vs. Nebraska and Montana vs. Georgia (ESPN2). 6:30 p.m. -- College Softball: Texas A&M at Tennessee (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Kia Classic Third Round from Carlsbad, Calif. (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Hockey: Hockey East Conference Tournament Championship Match from Boston (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Detroit at Charlotte (SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. -- College Wrestling: NCAA Division I Championships Final Match from Des Moines, Iowa (ESPN). 8 p.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Pittsburgh vs. Boston from Fort Myers, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Indiana at Chicago (WGN). 8:30 p.m. -- College Baseball: Texas A&M at Mississippi (ESPNU). Midnight -- NHL Hockey: Columbus at Nashville (FOX SPORTSOUTH). Midnight -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Washington vs. New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla. (MLB NETWORK). 2 a.m. -- International Soccer: Australian League Match from Brisbane, Australia -Melbourne vs. Brisbane (FOX SOCCER). 3 a.m. -- Major League Exhibition Baseball: Texas vs. Cincinnati from Goodyear, Ariz. (MLB NETWORK). 3:30 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Malaysian Grand Prix from Sepang, Malaysia (NBC SPORTS NETWORK).

By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 40 26 .606 – x-Brooklyn 40 28 .588 1 Boston 36 31 .537 41/2 Philadelphia 26 42 .382 15 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 Orlando 18 51 .261 36 Charlotte 16 52 .235 371/2 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 42 26 .618 – Chicago 36 31 .537 51/2 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-Okla. City 50 19 .725 – x-Denver 48 22 .686 21/2 Utah 34 34 .500 151/2 Portland 32 36 .471 171/2 Minnesota 23 43 .348 251/2 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 25 44 .362 22 Phoenix 23 46 .333 24 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday’s Games Portland 99, Chicago 89 Denver 101, Philadelphia 100 Sacramento 101, Minnesota 98 Friday’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. Today’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Washington at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 9 p.m.



Thursday’s Games Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Oakland 10, Cincinnati 9 L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs (ss) 4 Chicago White Sox 8, Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 5, Arizona 4 Houston 7, Detroit 2 Atlanta 4, Washington 3 Baltimore 0, Pittsburgh 0, tie, 10 innings Minnesota 6, N.Y. Yankees 1 Boston 6, Philadelphia 1 Texas 10, L.A. Angels 9 Chicago Cubs (ss) 7, Seattle 4 Colorado 10, San Francisco 4 Friday’s Games Detroit 4, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay (ss) 4 N.Y. Yankees 9, Minnesota 7 Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay (ss) 3 Toronto 1, Boston 0 Houston 3, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 6 Colorado (ss) 14, Texas 9 Cincinnati 6, L.A. Dodgers 5 Kansas City 13, L.A. Angels 9 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1 San Francisco 11, Colorado (ss) 6 N.Y. Mets vs. Miami, late Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland, late Arizona vs. Cleveland, late Seattle vs. San Diego, late Today’s Games Houston vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz.,


Thursday’s Games Buffalo 5, Toronto 4, SO Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Florida 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 New Jersey 4, Carolina 1 Boston 2, Ottawa 1 Washington 4, Winnipeg 0 Nashville 5, Calgary 3 Vancouver 2, Phoenix 1 Dallas 2, Los Angeles 0 Friday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Today’s Games Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 2 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m. Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 8 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

GOLF Bay Hill Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At Bay Hill Club and Lodge Orlando, Fla. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,419; Par: 72 (36-36) Second Round Bill Haas 69-66—135 -9 Justin Rose 65-70—135 -9 John Huh 67-69—136 -8 Ken Duke 70-68—138 -6 J.J. Henry 71-67—138 -6 Jimmy Walker 69-69—138 -6 Mark Wilson 71-68—139 -5 Vijay Singh 71-68—139 -5 Tiger Woods 69-70—139 -5 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 69-71—140 -4


EAGLES from Page B1 and just two turnovers. “We decided we can play with anybody and we did.” A night after America’s oldest university, Harvard, pulled off a major upset over fourth-seeded New Mexico, one of its youngest — FGCU’s first student was admitted in 1997 — got one that was even bigger. The Eagles’ monster run gave them a 52-33 lead with 12:28 to play. The Hoyas staged a furious rally to get within 72-68 with 52 seconds left but the Eagles went 6 of 10 from the free throw line to seal it. “In the second half, we pushed the ball, we got out, we ran, we made shots, got some alleyoop dunks to energize the crowd. I’m very proud of our players,” said coach Andy Enfield, whose wife — supermodel Amanda Marcum — was shown several times on the arena’s big screen. For those who don’t know FCGU, and that was probably plenty of people as of Friday afternoon, Florida Gulf Coast is a state university in Fort Myers with an enrollment of about 12,000 students. This is FGCU’s first tournament and Georgetown’s 29th, including the 1984 national championship. But the Eagles did beat Miami earlier

EARNHARDT from Page B1

this season. It was another disappointing NCAA exit for the Hoyas (25-7), who have lost to a double-digit seed in their last four appearances. The last time they made it to the second weekend of the tournament was in 2007, when they reached the Final Four. “I wish I could,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said when asked if he could figure out the losses to lower seeds. “Trust me, more than anyone on Earth, I’ve tried to analyze it. I don’t know.” Markel Starks had 23 points for the Hoyas, a tri-champion of the Big East regular season and one of the top defensive teams in the nation. That didn’t seem to bother the Eagles much. While Georgetown came in allowing 55.7 points per game, FGCU beat that number with 9:22 to play when it led 57-40. The Hoyas allowed opponents to shoot 37.6 percent from the field, fourth-best in the country. The Eagles shot 42.9 percent (21 of 49) and they held the Hoyas to 37.5 percent from the field (24 of 64). The FGCU fans who made the trip to Philadelphia were loud all game. The rest of the crowd at Wells Fargo Center joined them during the big run and there’s nothing to bring fans together like rooting against a heavy favorite.

his first win since 2008. Yet his current start is his best yet: Earnhardt had never put up an average finish of better than 10.25 in the first four races of the Sprint Cup series. He’s just one of five drivers to complete all 1,283 laps this season, and nobody has spent more time on the lead lap — 99.53 percent, or all but six laps. “It’s a long year, and we’re going to have some bad luck,” he said. “It’s bound to happen. Nobody runs the whole season perfectly, and I’m just trying to get as many points as we can early, so when that bad luck comes, it doesn’t hit us as hard as it hits some of these guys early.” Earnhardt saw the importance of early points up close last season, when Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon got off to slow starts and spent all summer playing catch-up. After two straight trips to the Chase, Earnhardt has proved he knows plenty about consistency. While other drivers whine about the new Gen-6 car’s quirks and worry about its development during its first four races, Earnhardt has been a vocal supporter from the start, and his comfort is showing up on the track. Earnhardt’s Chevy SS is lighter and more suited to his driving style.


what lane we were in, and just having good opportunities to get positions for various reasons at the end of these races.” His teammates realize it’s more than luck that’s keeping Earnhardt up front. He’s already comfortable in NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car, which suits his driving skills well. “Junior Nation, as we all know, is very vocal and large,” Jimmie Johnson said. “Any time he wins, it’s a nice reprieve from the pressure that’s associated with that. It would mean a lot to him on many levels, and for his team. They’ve been getting so much stronger year after year, week after week, and I think they’ll be winning on a regular basis here before long.” There’s a good reason Earnhardt always brings discussions about his early steadiness back around to the importance of finishing first. He has made a tradition of getting off to strong starts — most notably in 2004, when he won at Daytona and Atlanta early — only to cool off late in the season. Earnhardt has been fairly consistent in recent seasons,

The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.451. 2. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 187.217. 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 187.149. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.13. 5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 186.688. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 186.514. 7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.273. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 185.864. 9. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 185.792. 10. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 185.677. 11. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 185.157. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 185.085. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 184.876. 14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.715. 15. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 184.625. 16. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 184.374. 17. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 184.233. 18. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 184.044. 19. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 184.011. 20. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 183.988. 21. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 183.852. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 183.702. 23. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 183.697. 24. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 183.57. 25. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 183.248. 26. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 183.113. 27. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 183.02. 28. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 182.825. 29. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 182.658. 30. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 182.639. 31. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 182.519. 32. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 182.473. 33. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 182.44. 34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 181.493. 35. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 181.087. 36. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 181.087. 37. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, Owner Points. 39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (34) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

yet has still won only four races in the last eight years. His victory at Michigan last August was

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to drive and force people to body her up. But I think if she can balance hitting the mid-range and putting the ball on the floor and getting to the basket, she’ll be a really hard (player to) guard.” Welch was primarily a rebounder last season, when she averaged a team-best 6.1. This season, she averages 7.7, second to Ashley Bruner’s 7.9. Rebounding wasn’t an issue for Welch entering last summer. Developing a jump shot was. Welch, a former state high school player of the year, guessed she took a jump shot “maybe twice” last season.” “This year, it was just a matter of: If they’re going to leave me open, take it,” she said. “I probably haven’t taken it as much as I’ve wanted to, and that’s just because I’m really trying to pick and choose my spots. But I know I have to be more aggressive.”

Gamecocks’ best asset entering today’s NCAA tournament opener against South Dakota State in Boulder, Colo. But USC’s sparse scoring only makes Welch’s offensive growth more valuable, even if she remains a post player at heart. She leads USC with 12 points per game, and while she attempts just 6.6 shots per game (1.5 more than last year), she is an efficient scorer who makes 60.7 percent of them. Her best games came against two of USC’s toughest opponents. Against top-ranked Stanford, she shot 7 of 10 and scored 17 points. Versus No. 13 Georgia, she shot 8 of 10 and scored 19 points. USC lost those games by four and two points, respectively, but Welch proved her worth. Most of her points still come on high-percentage shots from the paint. Yet Staley has noticed the mid-range jumper emerging. “She finally is comfortable shooting the mid-range shot,” Staley said. “It’s something 2003 that she’s pretty good at. She just doesn’t Ford Taurus SE shoot it enough. She likes contact, so she likes


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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will offer free income tax assistance and electronic filing for taxpayers with low to middle incomes 9 a.m.3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 10 at the Shepherd’s Center, 24 Council St. Call Lynda at (803) 469-8322 or Sandra at (803) 469-2052. Goodwill of Sumter will offer free tax services 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 20 in the Job-Link Center of Goodwill, 1028 Broad St. Call (803) 240-8355. VFW Post 10813 will present Houdinisworld 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today at 610 Manning Ave. Events include magic shows, illusions, escapes and more. Treats such as cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones will be available. Donation: $5 / children 12 and under; $7 / age 13 and up; or $20 for a family of four. Call (803) 418-0896. Martha Chapter No. 12 of the Order of Eastern Star will hold its community Easter egg hunt noon-3 p.m. today at the Farmer’s Market on Manning Avenue (next to South Sumter Resource Center). Free food, games and fun. Hillcrest High School Class of 1973 will hold a reunion meeting at 4 p.m. today at Harry Graham’s Place, corner of Queen Chapel Road and Cannery Road, Dalzell. Call (803) 840-2082. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Eta Zeta Omega Chapter will hold Founders’ Day 2013 at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at St. Mark UM Church, 1093 Oswego Highway. The Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson will speak. The Sumter County Education Association-Retired will meet at noon Wednesday, March 27, at North HOPE Center, North Main Street. All retired educators are invited to join. Call (803) 5062832. The Fine Arts Department of Clarendon School District 2 will sponsor its Annual Fine Arts Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Weldon Auditorium. The program will feature musical performances from each school and art work on display in the gallery and front lobby of the auditorium. Free admission. The Sumter Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the office of the Sumter County Historical Commission, 155 Haynsworth St. Dr. Paul Krohne, NAP/AIP, will present a PowerPoint on “Orderly Meetings Call for Knowing which Motions are in Order.” Open to the public. Contact Laura LeGrand at (803) 775-0830 or

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‘Phil Spector’ is can’t-miss courtroom drama BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH The dramatic pairing of Helen Mirren and Al Pacino should be announced with a boxing poster: British understatement meets American operatic. The force behind “Prime Suspect” takes on the face behind Michael Corleone, Roy Cohn and Jack Kevorkian. It’s a bout, or rather, a movie you just can’t miss. Everything about the first 15 minutes of “Phil Spector” (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is deliberately procedural. Even dull. Lawyer Linda Kenney Baden (Mirren) arrives at the unremarkable law office of notorious lawyer Bruce Cutler (Jeffrey Tambor), hired by legendary music producer Phil Spector (Pacino) precisely because Cutler was the man who got mobster John Gotti acquitted. And Spector needs the best lawyer he can get after Lana Clarkson, a former actress, is found dead of a gunshot wound in his mansion. Baden arrives, sick, hungry and tired, but still full of nervous energy and looking for ways to make Cutler’s client overcome his horrible reputation for volcanic behavior, gunplay, threats of violence, and the damaging testimony of his ex-wife and a parade of girlfriends and one-nightstands. The mechanics of the legal procedural vanish when Baden arrives, alone, at Spector’s “castle.” Spector emerges from the shadows to greet his guest, not with legal chitchat, but with a long harangue about the making of the 1968 Dion single “Abraham, Martin and John.” In fact, the next 15 min-

utes or so belong almost exclusively to Pacino/ Spector and his extended rants, often on subjects with little or nothing to do with his case. Both Baden and the audience are immediately aware that we are in the presence of a rambling obsessive. Spector announces himself as a brilliant, paranoid, grandiose, mad recluse obsessed with his place in a history and completely unaware that his “legend” means nothing to anybody younger than 50. To call this extended visit anything less than spellbinding would be a lie. What screenwriter David Mamet has done here is turn a courtroom drama into a rock ‘n’ roll “Sunset Blvd.” with the genders reversed. Like Norma Desmond, Spector is all but entombed by his glorious past, capable only of luring women to his dangerous lair with money and keeping them there with threats; Baden is fully aware that she is the latest in that long list of women. Only she harbors more than a suspicion, based on evidence, that her client is innocent. The central question of the case, and the drama, is how do you defend a client who frightens and repels you and is certain to alienate a jury as well? But the trial, the facts and the real history

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of the case take a backseat to Mirren and Pacino at work. This may emerge as one of the more memorable performances in Pacino’s long career. And that’s saying a lot. • Television stars of the past return in several Saturday night television movies. When you’re making a Syfy Saturday night shocker, casting the movie and cobbling together a title is 90 percent of the effort. This has never been more true than with “Chupacabra vs. the Alamo” (9 p.m. Saturday), starring Erik Estrada (“CHiPs”). DEA agent Carlos Seguin (Estrada) suspects that a horrific rise in violence may not be explained by gang activity, but by a mythical creature using drug trafficker’s tunnels to navigate the area around San Antonio. When the monsters besiege the city, Carlos is forced to enlist gang members to protect the Alamo itself. Will the Texas shrine be saved? • A detective (Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace”) investigates a student (Matt Barr) accused of murdering his father and disfiguring his mother (Lolita Davidovich) in Lifetime’s “Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story” (8 p.m. Saturday). • Meredith Baxter (“Family Ties”), Gail O’Grady (“NYPD Blue”)

and Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) star in the 2013 Western “Shadow on the Mesa” (8 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark Movie Channel).

Cult Choice Danny Trejo stars in the hyper-violent 2010 exploitation fantasy “Machete” (8 p.m. Saturday, Fox Movie Channel).

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p.m., CBS, time approximate due to basketball coverage): a former football player accused of murder in California.

Sunday’s Highlights • Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (7:30 p.m., CBS): Russia’s punk rock rebels; the softer side of crocodiles; a football prospect discusses his years behind bars after a false conviction. • Mary Margaret finds a changed August on “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). • Kristin Chenoweth hosts “Live From Lincoln Center: The Dames of Broadway” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG). • A client’s death rattles Alicia on “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS, TV14). • “The Bible” (8 p.m., History, TV-14) relates the public life of Jesus of Nazareth. • Marta wears a wire on “Red Widow” (10 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). • Ragnar’s friends return to England on “Vikings” (10 p.m., History, TV-14).















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Minister’s daughter cloisters herself in boyfriend’s room



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EAR ABBY — My My mother says I should 25-year-old son, put my foot down and “Mark,” lives at send my grown son out home, has a full-time job the door. and dates a girl, “Julia,” MAMA IN OHIO who is a minister’s daughter. He keeps bringing her DEAR MAMA — Your to our home on son is seriously inoccasions when volved with a girl she’s “sick” or who either never needs to catch an learned basic good early flight and manners or who he needs to drive may be pathologiher to the airport. cally shy. You and Abby, when your husband she’s here, she should talk privately Abigail holes up in his with Mark and find VAN BUREN room and never out exactly what her comes out. She’s problem is. You also as quiet as a mouse. I am need to establish some boisterous, and I get the ground rules for when she feeling I turn her off. visits. The last time she Adult “children” live stayed over was before an with their parents for variout-of-state interview ous reasons. Some can’t Mark was driving her to. afford to live indepenAbby, she never even said dently; others are trying to hello or goodbye. He save money to buy a made her breakfast in home of their own. I don’t bed, and they sat there know Mark’s reason and laughing and eating with neither will you if you the door shut. don’t address this with When she visits she him. stays down in our den Your mother may be and ignores the rest of us right. It may be time for the entire time, as does him to move. But what Mark. After the holidays, concerns me about what she left without wishing has been going on is the us “Happy Holidays” or lack of communication even giving us a card. and a certain lack of reI want my son to move spect. And nothing will out. I do not want this girl change unless you and sleeping over or staying your husband insist under my roof anymore. upon it.


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OR TO PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE GO TO WWW.THE ITEM.COM/PLACEMYAD LEGAL NOTICES Bid Notices Invitation For Bids Sumter County School District invites qualified contractors to offer Sealed Bids for a New Technology Building to be located at the Sumter County School District complex, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, South Carolina 29150. Scope of work consists of the construction of a 2,016 sq.ft. pre-engineered building. Exterior finishes to match existing. Driveway/parking expansion to be included. A complete set of bid documents may be obtained for $75.00 (non-refundable) per set from the Architect: Jackson & Sims Architects, 7-1/2 South Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, 803-773-4329 or by all interested Bidders. Sending documents electronically will not be offered. The MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the project site. The Owner will receive bids on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sumter County School District Office, Conference Room, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC, 803-469-6900. Sumter County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive minor formalities in the bidding, and to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder if deemed to be in the best interest of the District. Mr. Randolph Bynum, Superintendent Sumter County School District P.O. Box 2425 Sumter, South Carolina 29151

Summons & Notice SUMMONS AND NOTICES (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 13-CP-43-0220 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER MidFirst Bank, PLAINTIFF, vs. Patrick O. Noonan; and United States of America, acting by and through its agency the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, DEFENDANT(S). TO THE NAMED:



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 subscribers at their office, 4000 Faber Place, Suite 450, P.O. Box 71727, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29415, 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.

Summons & 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) SCRCP, 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 South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this action. If there are counterclaims requiring a jury trial, any party may file a demand under rule 38, SCRCP and the case will be returned to the Circuit Court

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action, together with the Summons, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on February 11, 2013 at 1:51 P.M.

LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in this court upon Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendants for foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Patrick O. Noonan to Midland Mortgage Corp., in the amount of $82308.00 dated September 30, 2005, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1001 at Page 1542 on October 17, 2005. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage as 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 place, parcel, or lore !and, together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot No. 176 of Millwood Gardens Subdivision as shown on that certain plat by Julian B. Allen, R.L.S., dated September 27, 1978 and recorded in the Office at the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-41, at page 421, the exact boundaries and measurements of which can be determined by reference to said plat. Said Lot No. 176 being bounded and measuring according to said plat as follows: on the North by Lot No. 177, said plat, and measuring thereon 124.75 feet: on the East by Woodside Road, said plat, and measuring thereon 90.00 feet on the Southeast by the intersection of Woodside Road and Oakland Avenue, said plat, and measuring thereon 104.75 feet; and on the West by Lot No. 175, said plat, and measuring thereon 110.00 feet. Be all of said measurements a little more or less and according to said plat. This is the same property known as 1801 W. Oakland Avenue, Sumter, SC 29150. Tax Map No. 206-04-03-069.

Property Address: 1801 West Oakland Ave, Sumter, SC TMS#: 206-04-03-069

Notice of Sale

Notice of Sale

Master in Equity on Monday, April 1, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM during the legal hours of sale, at the Sumter Courthouse in the City of Sumter, South Carolina, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder the following described property:

Judgment Demanded Against Gerald S. Welch Defendant(s).

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the dwelling and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, Sumter County, South Carolina, more particularly shown and designated as Lot 36, Block E, Sherwood Forest Subdivision on a plat thereof prepared by J.P. Edwards, RLS, on June 29, 1979; said plat being filed for record in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sumter County in Plat Book Z43, Page 110 and incorporated herein by reference pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976 (as amended). Being the premises conveyed to the Mortgagor by deed of Household Finance Corp. II dated August 28, 2006 and filed for record herewith in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sumter County in Book 1052, Page 1882. TERMS OF SALE FOR CASH. The undersigned will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent) to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid. In the of case of noncompliance of the bid within 30 days the successful bidder's deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the Court's costs and to Plaintiff's debt and the property will be re-advertised for sale upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being sought, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale and compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

Under and by virtue of an Order of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the above entitled case, I the undersigned, as Master in Equity on Monday, April 1, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM during the legal hours of sale, at the Sumter Courthouse in the City of Sumter, South Carolina, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the City of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot Number 20B of Hampshire Estates on a plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards RLS, dated February 23, 2006 and recorded in Plat Book 2006 at Page 100 in the RMC Office for Sumter County and is bounded and measuring as follows on the northeast by Lot 17B and measuring thereon 37.0 feet; the southeast by Lot 19 and measuring thereon 100.12 feet; on the southwest by Darmouth Drive and measuring thereof 36.99 feet; and on the northwest by Lot 20A and measuring thereon 100.06 feet, be the said measurements more of less. This property is known as 2202 Dartmouth Drive Sumter South Carolina and bears Sumter Tax Map Number: 203-03-02-054. This is a portion of the property conveyed to Gerald S. Welch by deed of Palance and Palance Investments, LLC, dated June 11, 2004 and recorded June 18, 2004 in Deed Book 942 at Page 1174 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County

Property Address: 2202 Dartmouth Drive Sumter, SC 29150 TMS No.: 203-03-02-054

Interest at the legal rate shall be paid through the day of compliance on the amount of the bid. The purchaser shall pay for preparation and recording of the deed and required transfer taxes by any governmental authority. If the Plaintiff or its representative is not present at the sale, the sale shall be postponed to the next available sale date. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF: Johnson & Freedman, LLC Nicholas N. Sears, Jr., SC Bar No.: 78031 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0925983SC


NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2010-CP-43-2784 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER OneWest Bank, FSB, Plaintiff(s) vs. Gerald S. Welch, Hampshire Estates Homeowners Association and Shaw Lumber Company Deficiency

FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC THOMAS A. SHOOK Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorney for Plaintiff

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TERMS OF SALE FOR CASH. The undersigned will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent) to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid. In the of case of noncompliance of the bid within 30 days the successful bidder's deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the Court's costs and to Plaintiff's debt and the property will be re-advertised for sale upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder). The Plaintiff does demand a deficiency judgment. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale. Interest at the legal rate shall be paid through the day of compliance on the amount of the bid. The purchaser shall pay for preparation and recording of the deed and required transfer taxes by any governmental authority. If the Plaintiff or its representative is not present at the sale, the sale shall be postponed to the next available sale date. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County

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Roofing Robert's Metal Roofing 29 years exp. 18 colors & 45 year warranty. Call 803-837-1549.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF: Johnson & Freedman, LLC Nicholas N. Sears, Jr., SC Bar No.: 78031 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 J1001318SC

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


Tree Doctor Call us for an appt. Free est. 7 days/week. Prune trees, remove trees, grind stumps, proper limbing & treatment. 803-773-8402.

Business Services NEED AN ERRAND RUN??? Call Gail at 803-464-8825. Very reasonable rates. Gail's Go For Service

Home Improvements TW Painting, carpentry & all household needs. Call 803-460-7629.

NEWMAN'S TREE SERVICE Tree removal , trimming & stump grinding. Lic & Ins.


STATE TREE SERVICE Worker's Comp & General liability insurance. Top quality service, lowest prices. 803-494-5175 or 803-491-5154


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

Livestock Concrete Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, etc. 803-934-6692 Call today

Baby chicks

Call 803-410-3815

Lawn Service JW PROFESSIONAL LAWN Seasonal lawn maintenance, leaf removal, roof/gutter cleaning, pressure washing, hedging, pine straw, fencing, decks, small additions, and mulch, haul off junk and much more. 20 yrs experience. Call 803-406-1818 Newman's Lawn & Tree Service Mowing, hedge trimming, Spring clean-up, pinestraw, mulch bedding, tree removal. 803-316-0128 Looking for someone to clean and mow your yard at reasonable rate? Call 803-968-0104 or 803-494-4608

MERCHANDISE Want to Buy Wanted Appliances: Washers, Dryers, Stoves & Refrig. Working or not. 803-968-4907 Looking for a stump grinder in good condition. Call (803) 468-1946

Farm Products

Daniel's Lawn Care •Tree removal/trim •Clean-up jobs •Mowing •Pinestraw Mulch 803-968-4185

Roofing All Types of Roofing & Repairs All work guaranteed. 30 yrs exp. SC lic. Virgil Bickley 803-316-4734. Hodge Roofing Solutions, LLC, Lic.& Bonded. Free Estimates. Also do Vinyl Siding & Seamless Gutters. 803-840-4542

Easter Bunny Special. 1-40 Round bales. Must sell, will talk about any reasonable offer.. 775-4391, 464-5960



Plaintiff(s) vs. Samantha E. Richburg aka Samantha Richburg, and Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc, Deficiency Judgment Waived Defendant(s).

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

Under and by virtue of an Order of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the above entitled cause, I the undersigned, as

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JUTE AREA RUGS 60” X 96” RUGS 29 Progress St. - Sumter 775-8366 Ext. 37 Store Hours 0RQ6DW‡9:30 - 5:00 Closed Sunday

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I’ve never seen so many cars and people! What do you think is going on over there? Well, I was told she’s having one of those ‘Garage Sales.’ Can you imagine?! Minnie told me she made over $100 last time she had one... Just by placing a Classified Ad in Do you think we should 20 N. Magnolia St. Sumter, SC have one and place an ad? 803.774.1234 It sure would help with Spring Cleaning!


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

Furniture / Furnishings Coffee, Two end Tables w/slate & glass tops. Excellent cond. 3 yrs. old. Call 803-499-1896

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales RELAY FOR LIFE YARD SALE Fri., 5 pm - 8 pm and Sat., 7 am - 12 pm. 40 Huron Court. Children's and baby clothes, toys, men and women's clothes, household items, a little of everything! 100% of all sales go to The American Cancer Society. One more week until Neighborhood Sale Idlewild Sat., March 30th 7am -? All streets.

HVAC Service Technician needed. Experience and credentials required. Driving record required upon receipt of application. Gene's Heating & Air 803-505-4822.


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Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun.

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

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Need X-Tra $$$ Buy Wholesale $100 Min. Home & Body Oils, Oil Warmers, Bottles, More! 774-7823

Burgundy rug 7 1/2ft wide and 10ft long. In good condition. Asking $40 for it. Call 803-452-5758 17.5 HP Murray Riding Lawn Mower $125 OBO Call 803 506-2177 Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439 Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364

Resort Rentals

$$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555

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American MHP, 2 & 3/BRs, lot rentals, water/sewer/garbage pkup inc'd. Sec. 8 ok. 803-494-4300.

Bassett Mirror Desk- New paid $500 asking $250. Call 481-7119

Mobile Homes for rent. Section 8 OK. Call 803-773-8022.

Acreage Farm Rentals Approx.10 acres, pasture, all or part, with small pond & wooded area. Good for riding and boarding horses. Needs to be fenced to your specs. Owner will deduct fencing cost from rent. Call 481-9024

Fun Job Travel the US. Call today, start work today. 18 yrs & over. Will train. No exp. Company pays transportation. Earn $400 wkly, commission based. Cash advance while in training in sunny Florida. Call Mr. Berry 678-768-7470 Established Heating and Air Conditioning Company looking for an experienced HVAC service technician. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience, a valid driver's license, people skills, good personality and personal tools on hand. Great benefits offered and top pay! Please send resumes to P-Box 306 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

OPEN HOUSE, Sat (8-4), Sun. (1-5) 2176 Avalon Dr. Sumter, AGENTS WELCOME!! 3 br, 2 ba, 1975 sq. ft., $164,900. $$$ for closing, home warranty. AGENT BONUS!! 540-845-0322.

Mobile Home Rentals

1102 Manning Rd. 3BR/1BA, C /H/A renovated. Hardwood floors. Fenced Backyard. Easy Financing. 775-4391, 464-5960

Manufactured Housing

Campers / RV's/ Motorhomes

FOR SALE IN MANNING:1465 Herod $350/mo. 1356 Herod Dr. $350/mo. Owner Financing. 803-460-3787

Camper Spots Available at Randolph's Landing on Beautiful Lake Marion. Boat Ramp, Boat Docking, Fishing pier, Restaurant and Tackle Shop. Call for rates: 803-478-2152.

Tax Season is here! Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing.We have 2-3-4-5 bedroom homes. We have a layaway program. For more information call 843-389-4215. 3600 Dallas: Dalzell, 3BR, 2BA. Big Lot. Big storage & workshop. 1/2 ac lot. Financing Available. 775-4391, 464-5960

Very nice 3 br, 2 ba mobile home on Fish Rd. approx. monthly payments $290. Call 236-5953.

Farms & Acreage For Sale By Owner 5 ac near Paxville. $19,900. Owner Financing. 803-427-3888.

Land & Lots for Sale 411 N. Magnolia, renovated. C/H/A. Garage, workshop & shed. Commercial lot facing LaFayette. Fin Available. 775-4391/ 464-5960


Blow Out Sale Pre-owned Manufactured Homes 2, 3, 4 Bedroom homes at wholesale prices. Call 803-614-1165

Multiple lots for sale: Bush Lane, Spanish Moss Circle, Watermark Drive, Hwy 15 North. Call (803) 774-7208 for details. Nice lot, great neighborhood. The Oaks Subdivision. $74,000. Call 803-840-0520

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

Cars under $5K. Buy Here, Pay Here. Call 803-464-2275 2003 Ford Expedition XLT, Black/Tan Ext, Leather Int, TV, PW/PL, 3rd row, 130k miles. $6,000 OBO. 803-464-3526

Miscellaneous Utility Trailer, 4' x 8', Tilt Bed. $50.00. 803-236-3797.



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First Care Medical Transport has full/part time Emt positions available. Contact Michelle 843-372-1656


Country Inn & Suites Hotel Front Desk Clerk Immediately 32hrs Mature, Sincere, dep. Exp pref'd, but will train. Must able to work nights & wknds. Apply in person behind IHOP & Applebees on Broad St.

If you have good dependable transportation and a phone in your home and a desire to supplement your income,

Established Heating and Air Conditioning Company looking for an experienced sheet metal fabricator and installer. Employer needs to be experienced in sizing and installation for residential and light commercial work. Employer has to have a valid driver's license and personal tools on hand. Great benefits offered and top pay! Please send responses to P-Box 302 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

Renovated 1387 Raccoon Rd. 3BR/1.5BA. C/H/A 1,200sqft. Also has approx 2,200sqft, 4rm bldg. 1-4.5 acres available. Fin avail. 775-4391 464-5960.

Homes for Sale

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

Help Wanted Full-Time

Recently renovated 2BR MH on 1/2 ac shady lot in Burgess Glen Park. C/H/A, 4643 Allene Dr. Close to Shaw Fin Avail. 775-4391 464-5960


760 Goodson Rd Practically new mh, 2 Br, 2 full Ba, W/D, C/H/A, Call 469-3079 after 5pm.


Waterfront Lot Live Oak Subdivision (Dalzell) 5 acres $24,900 OBO Call 843-957-4752

61 Commerce St. Storage units for rent. 2nd month half price. Large storage area, car/boat. $300 month. Truck garage, $500 month. Call Bobby Sisson, 464-2730.

Unfurnished Homes

Fisher Wood Stove, fire brick lined, nice $250. Red Chevy Short bed cap,sliding windows $225. New Craftsman 13" plainer with 3 blades $375. New 5600 watt Generator, 8600 Watt surge power $750. Call 803-494-4149.

Mountain property with view on large lot - gated S/D. Brevard, NC. $48,000. 5.5 acres river/highway frontage. $98,000. Call Bobby Sisson 803-464-2730

Business Rentals


3200+ sq ft brick home on Sunset Dr. Manning. Available now, 3 BR, Appliance included, 2 months deposit and 1 month rent in advance. Reference required call 803-473-0321 for more info.

Land & Lots for Sale

Homes for Sale

2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015 2 Bd $350, Clean & in nice area. Call 803-840-5734

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Medical Lab Technician to join a large medical practice. Desired candidate will possess a BS in Biology or Chemistry or years of Lab experience. EOE Fax resume to 803-469-7519.

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