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Coroner: Driver in fatal wreck not drunk Toxicology report returns in 3-car, 2-death collision on North Lafayette BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 Investigators are still looking into what caused a wreck that claimed two lives on North Lafayette Drive last week, although autopsy results are starting to rule out some factors. Sumter County Coroner Harvin

Bullock said preliminary toxicology results indicate James Lee Rogers, 68, of 106 S. Magnolia St., who was the driver of the white 2005 Hyundai that collided with a Lincoln Navigator and a Cadillac CTS on that day, was below the legal blood-alcohol limit when the wreck occurred. “He had alcohol in his system and was approaching the legal limit, but

he had not surpassed that level at the time of the wreck,” Bullock said. “It’s an acceptable reading.” Those results come from ocular fluid collected and sent to a hospital in Newberry where officials can attain a quick test result. Blood samples are sent to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as well, but those results can take several weeks, Bullock said.

The coroner also said medical conditions have been ruled out at this point. “There’s no indication that he might have experienced a heart attack or some other trauma prior to the incident,” Bullock said. “Nothing out of the ordinary that would have contributed to the collision has been found.”

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Yarn bombing strikes Sumter Local budgets covered Revised forecast means full funding for governments BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 In recent weeks, local governments have been scrambling to keep their budgets in balance, faced with the prospect that funding from the state could be millions short of what’s expected. But Wednesday’s meeting of the S.C. Board of Economic Advisors updated the state’s revenue projections for the year, giving state legislators enough available funds to restore money removed from the Senate version of the budget. That means local governments will be funded at least at their 2014 level, and the state’s counties, cities and towns could actually see a little extra before the state budget is finalized. Economic forecasts presented to the BEA predict the General Assembly will have $55 million more to add to the state’s still-unfinished spending plan, including $35 million in “new” revenue for the current fiscal year and $20 million for next year. The unexpected windfall will fund the $16 million senators moved from local government to a supplemental budget, sometimes referred to as “maybe money.”

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Kayte Marchese yarn bombs a bike rack on Liberty Street in downtown Sumter on Tuesday morning. She says it takes her two hours to crochet the designs, and it takes about 10 minutes to decorate objects found throughout the town with them.

Woman decorates town with crocheted creations BY JADE REYNOLDS jade@theitem.com (803) 774-1250 owntown Sumter is brightening up with some new threads. Kayte Marchese has started decorating parking signs and bike racks in the city with colorful crochet covers. It’s called yarn bombing. “My husband makes fun of me, but it’s really about driving around, seeing a spot and thinking, ‘that would be beautiful covered in yarn,’” said the 27-yearold. “It doesn’t hurt the environment, and you can change it out.”

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hood’s homeowners association before decorating a tree in her yard and a stop sign down the street. “There have been a few people that are like, ‘does it hurt the birds?’” she said. “It’s not hurtful to the birds. It’s one solid piece. They don’t bother it. I have little strings all the time that I put out in the yard for them to put in their nests. They use them, but nothing bothers it (the yarn decoration). It’s survived the rain storm. In Toledo, it’s survived

Her husband, Vince Marchese, is a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. The couple have two children, Vinnie, 3, and Chloee, 6. “Chloee has helped me put some up downtown,” Marchese said. “She tells people, ‘My mom made this.’” The inspiration came after a recent trip home to Toledo, Ohio. “I was creatively stuck,” Marchese said. “When I went back, the whole downtown was covered with yarn bombs. I found the creator of those online, and she told me how to do it.” In Ohio, permits were required. Marchese started with her neighbor-

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Saturday • 9 a.m., Shrine Day Parade • 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Safe Kids Adventureland • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Swamp People’s Troy Landry, Visitors Center • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pearl Fryar, renowned topiary artist, Bland Gardens • 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Children’s Art in the Park

• 10:45 a.m., Main Stage, introduction of Iris Festival Kings and Queens • 11 a.m., Diaper Derby & Parade, Main Stage • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Quick Start Tennis Clinic • 11 a.m.-5 p.m., East Coast Golf Cart Show, Visitors Center lawn • 11:30 a.m., Children’s Pet Show, Heath Pavilion • 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Head Turnerz Classic Car Show, Garden Street • 2-5 p.m., Flower Show at Alice Boyle Garden Center

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Officers seek help finding shooting suspect Victim shot in neck reportedly in coma BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com (803) 774-1201 A shooting suspect wanted on an attempted murder charge and labeled armed and dangerous by Sumter County Sheriff ’s Office remained at large Thursday.

Sheriff Anthony Dennis said investigators were able to contact 25-year-old Travis Santell Miller via phone Thursday morning and that during the converMILLER sation, Miller said he would turn himself in to authorities. As of Thursday evening, however, Miller had yet to do so, and Dennis said deputies were actively and aggressively searching for the suspect.

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Meanwhile, the victim, a 20-yearold man who was found shot in the neck Tuesday night, remained in critical condition, in a coma and on life support at a Columbia area hospital, Dennis said. Police responded to reports of a shooting at a business in the 1000 block of Manning Road shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night, where they found the victim on the floor. According to reports, witnesses told investigators the two men had been fighting at the establishment, but

the cause of the altercation was not known. Miller, who was reportedly seen leaving the scene driving a gray or silver Mercury Grand Marquis, is described as a black man with brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. Anyone with information about Miller and his whereabouts is asked to call the Crimestoppers tip line at 1 (888) 274-6372 or Sumter County Sheriff ’s Office at (803) 436-2000.

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Good Samaritans will hold May giveaway Good Samaritans for All People is holding a giveaway starting at 8 a.m. May 31 at the old Bishopville High School’s football field, 600 N. Main St., Bishopville. Items will include new clothing and new footwear for families with children. For more information, contact the Rev. Eddie Thomas at (803) 459-4989.

Man sought for reportedly impersonating officer The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a man they think could be impersonating a law enforcement officer. The suspect, described as a white male in his 50s with a mustache and weighing about 190 pounds, was reportedly stopping people along Thomas Sumter Highway earlier this month. He was said to be driving an unmarked white Dodge Charger equipped with flashing lights and possibly a siren, as well. In at least one instance, the suspect reportedly asked for the driver’s license of the person he stopped and chastised the driver,before informing the driver that he was not a police officer but still had the authority to make the traffic stop. Maj. Allen Dailey said local law enforcement has not ruled out the possibility that the person could be a state or federal employee authorized to make stops but would like to find out definitively. Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to contact Lt. M. Lee or Capt. Terrance Colclough at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000.

Zais recognizes 2 Sumter High graduates State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais recently recognized 68 high school seniors set to graduate this year with 12 years of perfect attendance. They have spent their entire academic careers without missing a single day of school. Among the 68, two Sumter High School students — Diamond Carter and Clayton Williams — were recognized for being present for more than 2,000 consecutive school days. Twenty-seven districts in South Carolina had graduates with perfect attendance. Students in South Carolina can miss up to 10 days of school per academic year. Since 1979, the South Carolina Department of Education has recognized and awarded students with 12 years of perfect school attendance on an annual basis, according to a recent news release. This year, the students received a certificate and congratulatory letter from Zais. Sumter County was the only school in the tri-county area with graduates with 12 years of perfect attendance.

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Salvation Army board member Charlie Allen helps serve hotdog lunches to sixth-grade boys at Alice Drive Middle School on Wednesday in recognition of their collection of 220 coats recently — the most in Sumter School District. More than 1,800 coats were collected overall and donated across the county. On June 2, Bates Middle School will also be served a hotdog lunch by Salvation Army staff and board members for collecting the most bags of clothes overall in the school district.

Congress raises Savannah harbor price tag to $706M to begin construction.” The Army Corps of Engineers now says deepening the Savannah harbor will cost $54 million more than the agency’s last estimate in 2012. Inflation, higher fuel costs and final design details that boosted construction costs are the main reasons the price jumped from its previous estimate of $652 million, said Russell Wicke, an Army Corps spokesman in Savannah. Like other East Coast ports, Savannah is scrambling for deeper water to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an expanded Panama Canal in 2015. The federal government gave final approval to dredging more than 30 miles of the Savannah River in 2012. But an outdated spending cap of $459 million placed on the project in 1999 essentially stalled it for a year and a half. The bill that passed Thursday was a compromise reached by the House and Senate, which approved

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a new spending limit for deepening the Savannah harbor that raises the project’s price tag to $706 million, an increase of 8 percent from just two years ago. The new authorized cost for expanding the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah was contained in a sweeping water-projects bill that passed the Senate. Once signed into law by the president, the measure is expected to clear the last bureaucratic roadblock on the project. Georgia officials hope to see dredging begin by the end of the year. “For a decade and a half, we have completed every task set before us to get this project done,” Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson said in a joint statement. “We have now cleared the last congressional hurdle, paving the way for the administration to give a green light to the state of Georgia

different versions last year. House lawmakers gave near-unanimous approval to the final version Tuesday. “There’s nothing else really standing in the way,” said Rep. John Barrow, an Augusta Democrat. “It took a long time, but it wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been for Congress working in a bipartisan fashion.” Raising the spending limit comes with no guarantee of federal funding. To avoid further delays, Gov. Nathan Deal wants to spend $266 million state officials have already set aside for Georgia’s 40-percent share to get the dredging started. The federal government would be expected to fund its share later. Those details will be laid out in a cost-sharing agreement between the state and the Army Corps, which will oversee construction. The White House refused to let the agency sign any agreement until Congress raised the spending limit.

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POLICE BLOTTER STOLEN PROPERTY A black Toshiba laptop valued at $550, two pairs of sterling silver earrings valued at $100 and a yellow gold 14-carat ring with four square diamonds valued at $500 were reportedly stolen from the third block of Barnette Drive between 9:45 and 9:53 a.m. Friday. A window also sustained $40 in damage, according to the report. A lot of 20 steel shafts, a 24-inch floor fan, a Kobalt shop vacuum, a Troy-Bilt weed trimmer, two DeWalt grinders, a black-and-yellow bag of grinding accessories and a large tray full of sockets were reportedly stolen from a construction site in the 70 block of Myrtle Beach Highway between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Monday. The items are valued at $15,791. A 6-by-12 foot trailer was reported stolen from a home in the 1500 block of Trappers Run Drive in Wedgefield at 4:56 p.m. on Tuesday. The item is valued at $1,500. A 42-inch HD TV, a 19-inch Proscan TV, a 19 Proscan TV/DVD combo and a Dell tablet computer were reported stolen from a home in the 5700 block of Fish Road in Dalzell at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday. The items are valued at $1,070. A presidential citation signed by John F. Kennedy, a Ray Davenport painting of a 1933 roadster and a brown jewelry box were reported stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Richwood Drive at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday. The items are valued at $1,600. An assortment of jewelry, tools and accessories were reported stolen from a home in the 3100 block of Caitlynn Drive at 4:40 p.m. on May 16. The items are valued at $3,000. A Cobra .380 automatic pistol was reported stolen from a car parked at a business in the 300 block of Vesper Court at 6:36 p.m. on Tuesday. The gun is valued at $300. VANDALISM A 2014 Harley Davidson VROD parked in the 100 block of East Wesmark Boulevard was reported as having sustained $1,000 in damage at 2:22 a.m. Saturday. A vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Georgianna Drive was reported as having sustained $1,500 in damage when a 24-year-old female suspect reportedly scratched the entire driver’s side of the vehicle and carved an expletive into the driver’s side front door.

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Women’s health fair draws crowd

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Lisa Garcia, Colonial Aesthetics licensed massage therapist, gives a massage to an attendee of the women’s health fair at Shaw Air Force Base on Tuesday. Approximately 123 women came to the event that offered information about cancer, child safety, relaxation therapy, healthy lifestyles and dental care, as well as insurance and educational opportunities for themselves and their families from Shaw and the local community.

High schools plan summer sports camps Local high schools are hosting several sports camps for children this summer. Crestwood and Lakewood high schools will have a number of youth camps. Crestwood will host the 1st Annual Knights Pride Youth Football Camp for children ages 6-14. Camp is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 14 at the high school’s football practice field. Throughout the day, campers will participate in 7-on-7 challenges, drills, teamwork, individual drills and character-building activities and listen to a guest speaker. The cost for camp is $20 per camper. A T-shirt and lunch will be provided. Registration for camp will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Head Coach Roosevelt Nelson at (803)

469-6200, extension 7114, or (803) 3165908. Lakewood will host its 3rd Annual Gator for a Day Football Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 31 at the school’s football stadium. The camp is open to students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the first 100 campers will receive a Gator T-shirt. Lakewood will also host a minicheer camp from 9 a.m. to noon on July 19 in the school’s gym. Students ages 5 and older can participate. Basic camp cost is $10, and a small snack will be provided. Parents can pay an extra $5 to add a souvenir photo with the Gator mascot. There will also be cheerleading uniforms from previous seasons on sale during camp or by appointment ranging from $30 to $40.

For more information, contact Head Coach Shannon Collins at (803) 506-2700, extension 1502, or Shannon. collins@sumterschools.net. Sumter High School will host a Gamecock Youth Wrestling Camp this summer. Camp is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 7-10 and is currently open for registration. Wrestling camp will be open for children age 6-15. Participants will learn different techniques in neutral, bottom and top wrestling. They will also receive information regarding the importance of nutrition in sports. The cost of camp is $30 per participant. Registration forms are due to Coach Cody Slaughter by June 6. For a registration form and/or more information, contact Slaughter at (803) 968-3250.


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Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season El Niño expected to reduce number of 2014 storms NEW YORK (AP) — A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Niño, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared. The El Niño, which warms part of the Pacific every few years and changes rain and temperature patterns around the world, will likely reduce the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in New York City. Cooler temperatures on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean compared with recent years will also lower the probability of hurricane formation. Officials expect about eight to 13 named tropical storms and three to six hurricanes. Just one or two major hurricanes with winds more than 110 miles per hour are forecast. The six-month storm season begins June 1. Forecasters got it wrong last year when they predicted an unusually busy hurri-

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Acting Director Tom Evans of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center speaks during a briefing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Wednesday. Weather forecasters are predicting four to seven tropical cyclones in the central Pacific Ocean during this year’s hurricane season. cane season. There were just 13 named storms and two hurricanes, Umberto and Ingrid, both of which were Category 1, the lowest on the scale that measures hurricanes by wind speed. There were no major hurricanes.

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In 2012, storm surge was devastating to the New York area when Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, killing 147 people and causing $50 billion in damage. Sandy lost hurricane status when it made landfall in New Jersey. A new mapping tool this year will keep coastal residents updated on the storm surge threat in their communities. The Atlantic hurricane season goes through cycles of high and low activity about every 25 to 40 years based on large scale climatic patterns in the atmosphere. Since 1995, an average season has 15 named tropical storms, eight hurricanes and about four major

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storms. The last time a major hurricane made landfall in the U.S. was when Wilma came ashore in 2005, an eight-year stretch that is the longest on record. During the six-month season, forecasters name tropical storms when top winds reach 39 mph; hurricanes have maximum winds of at least 74 mph.

Hurricane Preparedness Week is Sunday to May 31 this year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide, you should take steps to protect your family before hurricane season begins June 1. Download the guide from the website at http://www.nhc.noaa. gov/prepare/. • Determine safe evacuation routes inland. • Learn locations of official shelters. • Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and battery-powered equipment such as cell phones and your NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver if you have one. • Buy food that will keep, and store drinking water. • Buy plywood or other material to protect your home if you don’t already have it. • Trim trees and shrubbery so branches don’t fly into your home. • Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts. • Decide where to move your boat. • Review your insurance policy. • Find pet-friendly hotels on your evacuation route.

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Report says rising seas threatening landmarks BY BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON — Charleston’s Historic District and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse are among the national landmarks threatened by rising sea levels, according to a report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The report cites 30 such sites nationwide scientists say need to be protected from climate changes ranging from sea level rise to floods and frequent wildfires. The 84-page report “National Landmarks at Risk” mentions such varied sites as NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Statue of Liberty, the Bandelier National Monument & Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico and the Bering Land Bridge National Monument in Alaska. The report notes that in Charleston, high tides and summer thunderstorms already routinely flood the popular City Market area. It says nuisance flooding will increase with rising sea levels, and if the sea level rises 2 feet, homes south of Colonial Lake would be inundated. “Even on sunny days, extreme high tides cause saltwater to back up through storm drains onto the

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Pedestrians walk by City Hall and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Charleston in April. A report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that Charleston’s Historic District is one of two dozen landmarks nationwide threatened by rising sea levels. roads, snarling traffic and sometimes forcing businesses to close,” the report said. It noted while the city is building new pump stations and drainage tunnels, water could back up when rainfall exceeds the capacity of the new systems. The report concluded “Charleston will have to be as aggressive in protecting itself from present and future climate change as it has been in preserving the city’s cultural past.”

In North Carolina, studies conducted a quarter century ago noted rising sea levels were endangering the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The 4,800-ton lighthouse was moved nearly 3,000 feet from the shore back in 1999, but in recent years, sea level rise on the Outer Banks has been two to three times the global average, the report said. All of the Outer Banks, the string of narrow barrier islands on North Carolina’s coast, are vulnerable to higher seas and stronger storms.

The report noted that North Carolina 12 along the Outer Banks was breached in two places during Hurricane Irene in 2011 and buried under sand during Hurricane Sandy the following year, while last year a nor’easter again buried the highway. As sea level rises, “the hard choices that were made in deciding how to respond to an imminent threat to the lighthouse’s future will have to be made again and again,” the report concluded.

Studies: Global warming worsens wildfires

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Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire recently in Escondido, California. Three studies and reports in the past three months have suggested wildfires are getting bigger and starting earlier in the year because of man-made climate change.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California recently offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three studies and reports have warned that wildfires are getting bigger, that man-made climate change is to blame, and it’s only going to get worse with more fires starting earlier in the year. While scientists are reluctant to blame global warming for any specific fire, they have been warning for years about how it will lead to more fires and earlier fire seasons. “The fires in California and here in Arizona are a clear example of what happens as the Earth warms, particularly as the West warms,

and the warming caused by humans is making fire season longer and longer with each decade,” said University of Arizona geoscientist Jonathan Overpeck. “It’s certainly an example of what we’ll see more of in the future.” Since 1984, the area burned by the West’s largest wildfires — those of more than 1,000 acres — have increased by about 87,700 acres a year, according to an April study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. And the areas where fire has been increasing the most are areas where drought has been worsening, and “that certainly points to climate being a major contributor,” study main author Philip Dennison of the University of Utah said Friday. The top five years with the most acres burned have all happened in

the last decade, according to federal records. From 2010-13, about 6.4 million acres a year burned on average; in the 1980s, it was 2.9 million acres a year. “We are going to see increased fire activity all across the West as the climate warms,” Dennison said. That was one of a dozen “key messages” in the 841-page National Climate Assessment released by the federal government earlier this month. It mentioned wildfires 200 times. “Increased warming, drought and insect outbreaks, all caused by or linked to climate change, have increased wildfires and impacts to people and ecosystems in the Southwest,” the federal report said. “Fire models project more wildfire and increased risks to communities across extensive areas.”


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Mother convinced kidnapped woman to go to police SANTA ANA, California (AP) — A California woman who says she was kidnapped a decade ago by her mother’s boyfriend lived a seemingly ordinary life with her alleged captor year after year, but was too scared to go to authorities until she recently reunited with her mother, police said Thursday. The woman, who disappeared when she was 15, eventually married the man and started a family with him. Neighbors said she worked for a nearby janitorial service, took Zumba classes and went on trips to the beach and Disneyland. Orange County prosecutors on Thursday filed five felony charges against the alleged abductor, Isidro Garcia, including rape and kidnapping to commit a sexual offense. He did not enter a plea, and his arraignment was continued until June 9. He was jailed on $1 million bail. Garcia’s attorney said the woman’s claims of physical and sexual abuse are lies made up because the couple is separating. Neighbors in a workingclass city south of Los Angeles described an outwardly happy family, while authorities and psychologists cautioned that both could be true — Garcia could have been a doting husband who controlled his wife without physically restraining her through years of abuse. The case began to emerge Monday, when the woman went two blocks from her apartment complex to the police department in working-class Bell Gardens and accused Garcia of domestic violence. During that conversation, officers learned of her connection to a 2004 missing-persons case in Santa Ana, about 20 miles away. Santa Ana police interviewed both Garcia and the woman and concluded that the husband had been sexually abusing her a decade ago and kidnapped her after a fight with her moth-

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Maria Sanchez holds a Jan. 29, 2012, photo of her neighbor, Isidro Garcia, while talking to the media on Wednesday in Bell Gardens, California. er, who was his girlfriend at the time. After holding her captive, Garcia moved at least four times and gave her multiple fake identities to hide her from family and authorities, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The woman, who police did not identify, told investigators she often thought about escaping but fear paralyzed her. She came to the United States illegally in 2004 and said Garcia used that to isolate her, telling her that her mother had given up searching and

that if she contacted authorities, she would be deported. Police said Garcia forced the woman to marry in 2007 and fathered a daughter with her who is now 3. In April, the woman got in touch with her mother after finding her sister on Facebook to wish her a happy birthday, according to Bertagna. The mother showed the daughter old news articles to prove that she had gone to the police and filed a missingpersons report, Bertagna said.

“The mother was able to show her that she was, in fact, looking for her,” Bertagna said. About three weeks ago, neighbor Ernesto Rios had a conversation with Garcia, who told him that his wife’s mother had come from Mexico and was causing problems. Rios said Garcia told him that his wife “just wants to be with her mom, and she got married with me, not with her mom.’” When reached by phone, the woman’s mother told The Associated Press that police told her not to speak with any media. Garcia’s attorney, Charles Frisco, said outside Thursday’s brief court hearing that his client denies all the allegations, never hit his wife and would never have prevented her from leaving. “Like all married people and like all couples, people have problems, people break up and sometimes get very belligerent during the divorce process, the separation process, and say things that aren’t true,” Frisco said. In Bell Gardens, several neighbors who knew the suspect as Tomas Medrano for the four years the couple lived there found the woman’s portrait of him hard to reconcile with the friendly man they knew. “He treats her like a queen. He does his best to do whatever she wants,” next-door neighbor Maria Sanchez said in Spanish after police announced Garcia’s arrest Wednesday. Other neighbors said they sensed not all was well. “He was always watching, you know, when she was outside, he was looking through the window,” said neighbor Maribel Garcia, who used to babysit the woman’s baby. “She would just look at him up and then she would go right back in.” The woman told KABC-TV that her neighbors might believe Garcia was a good man because he provided for her.


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Poll suggests it’s more stressful to care for spouse than mom LONG-TERM CAREGIVING EFFECT ON FAMILIES Half of people 40 and older already have been caregivers to relatives or friends. Six in 10 have provided care to a parent, mostly a mother, while 14 percent have cared for a spouse or partner. Overwhelmingly, caregivers called it a positive experience. But it’s also incredibly difficult, especially for spouses. While 7 in 10 who cared for a spouse said their relationship grew stronger as a result, nearly twothirds said it caused stress in their family compared with about half among those who cared for a parent. LONG-TERM PLANNING A third of Americans in this age group are deeply concerned that they won’t plan enough for the care they’ll need in their senior years and that they’ll burden their families. Yet two-thirds say they’ve done little or no planning. About 32 percent say they’ve set aside money to pay for ongoing living assistance; 28 percent have modified their home to make it easier to live in when they’re older. BECOMING A CAREGIVER Three in 10 Americans 40 and older think it’s very likely that an older relative or friend will need care within the next five years. Just 30 percent who expect to provide that care feel very prepared for the job, while half say they’re somewhat prepared. But only 40 percent have discussed their loved one’s preferences for that assistance or where they want to live. Women are more likely than men to have had those tough conversations. WHAT DOES IT COST? Some 53 percent of people underestimate the monthly cost of a nursing home, about $6,900. Another third underestimate the cost of assisted living, about $3,400. One in five wrongly thought a home health aide costs less than $1,000 a month. Contrary to popular belief, Medicare doesn’t pay for the most common long-term care — and last year, a bipartisan commission appointed by Congress couldn’t agree on how to finance those services, either. But nearly 6 in 10 Americans 40 and older support some type of government-administered longterm care insurance program, a 7 point increase from last year’s AP survey. WHAT ELSE MIGHT HELP? More than three-fourths of this age group favor tax breaks to encourage saving for long-term care or for purchasing longterm care insurance. Only a third favor a requirement to purchase such coverage. Some 8 in 10 want more access to community services that help the elderly live independently. More than 70 percent support respite care programs for family caregivers and letting people take time off work or adjust their schedules to accommodate caregiving. The AP-NORC Center survey was conducted by telephone March 13 to April 23 among a random national sample of 1,419 adults age 40 or older, with funding from the SCAN Foundation. Results for the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. — The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — You promise “in sickness and in health,” but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws. Americans 40 and older say they count on their families to care for them as they age, with good reason: Half of them already have been caregivers to relatives or friends, the poll found. But neither the graying population nor the loved ones who expect to help them are doing much planning for long-term care. In fact, people are far more likely to disclose their funeral plans to friends and family than reveal their preferences for assistance with day-to-day living as they get older, according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while 8 in 10 people who’ve been caregivers called it a positive experience, it’s also incredibly difficult. “Your relationship changes. Life as you know it becomes different,” said Raymond Collins, 62, of Houston, who retired early in part to spend time with his wife, Karen. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago, her mobility has deteriorated enough that she now uses a wheelchair. Collins, a former business manager for an oil company, said he has felt stress, frustration and, at times, anger. “The traditional vows are through sickness and health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, etc.,” he said. “At the age of 25 and 32, you say those things and you’re high on love and healthy, and life is all in front of you. The meanings of those words are pretty much lost, even when you concentrate on them.” Still, he said caregiving has strengthened his marriage commitment in ways he couldn’t foresee as a newlywed nearly 37 years ago. Caregiving may start with driving a loved one to the doctor or helping with household chores but progress to handson care, such as bathing. Increasingly,

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Pauline King cares for her husband, Jerry King, at their home in Anna, Illinois, in 2013. Jerry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1978. He can no longer go to the bathroom, bathe or dress himself without assistance from Pauline. family members are handling tasks once left to nurses, such as the care of open wounds or injections of medication. With a rapidly aging population, more families will face those responsibilities: Government figures show nearly 7 in 10 Americans will need long-term care at some point after they reach age 65. Yet just 20 percent of those surveyed think it is likely they will need such care someday. Almost twice as many, 39 percent, are deeply concerned about burdening their families. Contrary to popular belief, Medicare doesn’t pay for the most common types of long-term care — and last year, a bipartisan commission appointed by Congress couldn’t agree on how to finance those services, either. Oklahoma this month became the first state to pass the AARP-pushed Caregiver

Advice, Record and Enable Act that requires hospitals to notify a family caregiver when a loved one is being discharged and to help prepare that caregiver for nursing the patient at home. Just 30 percent in this age group who say they’ll likely care for a loved one in the next five years feel prepared to do so. Women tend to live longer than men and consequently most family caregivers, 41 percent, assist a mother. Seventeen percent have cared for a father, and 14 percent have cared for a spouse or partner, the poll found. The tug on the sandwich generation — middle-aged people caring for both children and older parents, often while holding down a job — has been well-documented, and the new poll found half of all caregivers report the experience caused stress in the family.


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Bullock said the impact of the wreck has been confirmed as the variable that claimed Rogers and his passenger, Ophelia Hinnant. “The cause of death was confirmed as blunt-force trauma,” he said. With medical conditions ruled out and toxicology cleared, many questions still remain as to how and why the wreck happened. “I’m not sure how fast he was going, but to rip a car in half, he had to be traveling at an excessive speed, I would think,” Bullock said. “It’s up to the investigators of (S.C.) Highway Patrol’s MAIT team, at this point.” Lance Cpl. David Jones, public relations liaison for S.C. Highway Patrol Troop 1, said the Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team investigations might require two to three months to complete, but the decisions are ultimately left to the original agency as to when that information is released. “A municipal law enforcement agency can request MAIT to investigate a wreck, and once they’re done, MAIT turns the information in to that municipality,” Jones explained. “Then the local agency decides who’s at fault and whether they’re going to charge anyone.” While one might give a rather high estimate as to how fast the Hyundai was traveling at the time of the wreck, Jones said it doesn’t take as

BUDGETS FROM PAGE A1 BEA chief economist Frank Rainwater said better growth than expected in 2013-14 boosted the state’s tax intake, and the forecasted revenue announced Wednesday reflects growth since the board’s last biannual forecast was released in February. “Usually around conference committee time, the Legislature asks us to take one more look at it,” Rainwater said. In addition, the Senate voted overwhelmingly last week to move money for senators’ in-district expenses into the local government fund, growing the total fund to $33 million. If the fund receives the full amount of money approved by the Senate, local governments could see an increase in state funding from last year, about $3 million more than has already been passed by the House of Representatives. When the Senate initially approved a lower total than the House, Sumter County was facing the loss of $300,000 in the midst of crafting its own budget, and the city of Sumter up to $120,000. “It put budgets in a holding pattern” around the state, said Scott Slatton, legislative advocate for the S.C. Municipal Association. “Cities have to defer making budget decisions longer than they need to or remove items from the budget entirely.” Even with the extra money, the funding levels still fall short of where the law says local governments should be funded. State law requires 4.5 percent of general-fund revenue to go to the fund, but the General Assembly has waived that requirement in each annual budget since 2009, leaving county and municipal coffers below

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Emergency workers analyze the mangled remains of a white 2005 Hyundai Sonata along the side of North Lafayette Drive on May 16 after a three-car collision claimed the lives of the driver and passenger. Toxicology reports have indicated the driver was not drunk at the time of the wreck. much as you’d think. “So if you’ve got a human body weighing 200 pounds traveling at 45 mph, that’s a force equal to 9,000 pounds. That doesn’t even take into account the speeds and weights of other vehicles involved.” Jones went on to explain that most traffic fatalities don’t occur at outrageous speeds. “We have people all the time tell us that they buckle up and obey the

where they would be otherwise. “No doubt, we’re thankful for any increase to relieve local taxpayers,” said Tim Winslow, assistant general counsel for the S.C. Association of Counties. “But by statute, they should be getting that, anyway.” The city of Sumter, for

speed limit on the interstate,” he said. “But we tell them that the real danger is on secondary roads, where the speed limit is often well below 70 mph, usually 45 or 55 mph.” Meanwhile, authorities investigating the tragic event did have a bit of better news. A puppy rescued from the incident and taken to Sumter County Animal Control is said to be in good health and has been picked up by its owner.

example, will receive $886,533 under the Senate plan instead of the $1,145,296 Sumter would receive if it were being funded at the statutory level. Manning’s portion of the local government fund will fall from $116,101 to $89,870, and Bishopville will get $75,934 in 2015 rather than

during the snow.” One neighbor did express concern, but when city workers came out, Marchese said they told her to maintain it and not obstruct the view of the sign. As yarn bombing is her art form of choice, Marchese said she certainly intends to maintain the creations. She talked to a friend of hers involved with the downtown committee about putting some up in the city. He wasn’t opposed, and an official with the Sumter Police Department has confirmed it’s not a concern. “So I got my little fingers to work,” Marchese said. “I think it’s a way to make downtown fun and different. There’s been a good response. People send me pictures of their kids with them (yarn bombs). There has only been one negative response.” She is not being reimbursed by the city or anyone else, Marchese said, and she uses scrap yarn from the hats she makes. “It doesn’t take much, and it uses it up,” she said. “Somebody in my family asked if it was a waste of yarn, but I enjoy doing it. Measurements are the hard part, and I can’t cover panels on the light posts.” She has crocheted since eighth grade, and now her daughter, a first-grader at Oakland Primary School, has begun. “She makes very pretty knots,” Marchese said. For more information, visit her Facebook page, Kayte-Did’s Crafts, at http:// on.fb.me/1glcPQB.

the statute’s $98,098. When the state doesn’t fund local government at the level set by statute, Winslow said, they still collect the tax money — about $70 million worth this year — leaving counties to raise money from local property taxes to cover the difference.

“They’re getting taxed twice for the same services,” he said. “I’m a big believer in the General Assembly, even when they don’t do what I want. In the end, if the public recognizes they’re getting the short end of the stick, then the Legislature will take care of it.”


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Warning: Literature happening W

ASHINGTON — Just when you thought American higher learning couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature. One never knows when a sentence, phrase or word might trigger some buried memory or traumatic experience. Life is a veritable assault on the excessively sensitive, but somehow most of us muddle through. C’est la vie, after all. But literature, apparently, is fair game for those tortured souls who fear that some -ism or another might leap from a page, causing what exactly? A moment of discomfort? An opportunity to sort through one’s emotional attic? Or, heavens, exposure to an involuntary insight? Several schools (including Oberlin College, Rutgers University, George Washington University and the University of Michigan) are toiling with these very questions as students have begun requesting “trigger warnings” on books and syllabuses. “Warning: This book includes a rape scene,” for example, would warn rape victims lest they be traumatized by the contents. Mightn’t students Google a book in advance of reading if they’re so fearful of a psychological crisis? One is surprised that student organizers at these schools would use such a loaded word as “trigger,” given its obvious association with guns. Without making light of anyone’s ethnicity, race or trauma, especially Kathleen rape or stress disorder suffered by Parker veterans (another specific group of concern), such precautions are misplaced in an institution of higher learning where one is expected to be intellectually challenged and where one’s psychological challenges are expected to be managed elsewhere. There are, besides, other ways to inform oneself about a course or literary assignment that might be problematic for whatever reason. Then again, if reading “The Great Gatsby” causes one undue angst owing to its abuse, classism, sexism and whateverism, then one might consider that college is not the right place at the right time. Moreover, part of literary criticism is understanding the historical context of a given work. Thus, when the egregiously offensive N-word appears in the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” is it too much to ask that readers reflect upon the word’s usage when Mark Twain wrote the book? Within that understanding is a world of learning, from the history of race to the evolution of language. Instead, we are enslaved to “responsible pedagogical practice,” as one sympathetic faculty member put it. Thus, a draft guide at Oberlin College suggests flagging anything that could “disrupt a student’s learning” or “cause trauma”: “Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism (transgender discrimination), ableism and other issues of privilege and oppression. Realize that all forms of violence are traumatic, and that your students have lives before and outside your classroom, experiences you may not expect or understand.” I don’t know about you but I’m presently suffering acute trauma caused by being trapped in a world full of (you say it, not me). What is the -ism that refers to discrimination against relatively sane people who can read “The Merchant of Venice” without a therapist on speed dial? Normalism? But then, this would be offensive to people who are ... The mind left free to wander happens upon a vacant building that used to house thousands of volumes. Now a museum, it was once called a library. Which is to say, a list of books that might be offensive to someone, or cause one to ponder the universe beyond one’s personal experience, would be so long as to make libraries obsolete. Most if not all of Shakespeare and the Greek tragedies would require so many labels they’d look like a Prius in Portland. Lest I leave anyone unoffended, studying at the adult level, that is, in an institution of higher learning, isn’t supposed to make one feel good — or necessarily bad. It is to make one feel challenged, excited by new ideas, elevated by fresh insights, broadened by others’ perspectives. Obviously, one should be sensitive but also sensible. We also might expect that professors, guided by their own educations, common sense and goodwill, might mention the potential to find some words or expressions disturbing. But requiring labels on books is the busywork of smallish minds — yet another numbing example of political correctness run amok and the infantilizing of education in the service of overreaching sensitivity. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com. © 2014, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Body bag on front page a sobering reminder While I dislike your “baitand-hook” tactics to obtain subscribers, I do want you to know this: Should I die in an automobile accident in Sumter you do HAVE MY PERMISSION to use photos of my dead body, in or out of a body bag, in your paper. I hope it will serve as a reminder to others that driving

is a serious undertaking. Speeds as low as 35 mph can be fatal in an automobile accident, and speeds of 80 are almost always fatal. Two vehicles at 40 mph in a head-on collision will make that 80 mph. People seem to feel that airbags and seatbelts will save them. This is not always true. A sudden stop at 80 mph (or 40 mph in a head on) causes the

brain to impact on the stopped skull, damaging it beyond repair. Yes, please use my picture to bring a sober reminder to others to watch what they are doing. We have “sterilized” death to the point that we are out of touch of its reality. STANLEY BREWER Wedgefield This comment first appeared on The Sumter Item’s Facebook page.

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Who made the pivot to Asia? Putin

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ASHINGTON — On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East. In Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal — $400 billion of Siberian natural gas to be exported to China over 30 years. This is huge. By indelibly linking producer and consumer — the pipeline alone is a $70 billion infrastructure project — it deflates the postUkraine Western threat (mostly empty, CHARLES but still very loud) to cut Eu- Krauthammer ropean imports of Russian gas. Putin has just defiantly demonstrated that he has other places to go. The Russia-China deal also makes a mockery of U.S. boasts to have isolated Russia because of Ukraine. Not even Germany wants to risk a serious rupture with Russia (hence the absence of significant sanctions). And now Putin has just ostentatiously unveiled a signal 30-year energy partnership with the world’s second-largest economy. Some isolation. The contrast with President Obama’s own vaunted pivot to Asia is embarrassing. He went to Japan last month also seeking a major trade agreement that would symbolize and cement a pivotal strategic alliance. He came home emptyhanded. Does the Obama foreign policy team even understand what is happening? For them, the Russia-China alliance is simply more retrograde, 19th-century, balance-of-power maneuvering by men of the past oblivious to

the reality of a 21st century governed by law and norms. A place where, for example, one simply doesn’t annex a neighbor’s territory. Indeed, Obama scolds Russia and China for not living up to their obligations as major stakeholders in this new interdependent world. The Chinese and Russians can only roll their eyes. These norms and rules mean nothing to them. They see these alleged norms as forms of velvet-glove imperialism, clever extensions of a Western hegemony meant to keep Russia in its reduced post-Soviet condition and China contained by a dominant U.S. military. Obama cites modern rules; Russia and China, animated by resurgent nationalism, are governed by ancient maps. Putin refers to eastern and southern Ukraine by the old czarist term of “New Russia.” And China’s foreign minister justifies vast territorial claims that violate maritime law by citing traditional (“nine-dash”) maps that grant China dominion over the East and South China Seas. Which makes this alignment of the world’s two leading antiWestern powers all the more significant. It marks a major alteration in the global balance of power. Putin to Shanghai reprises Nixon to China. To be sure, it’s not the surprise that Henry Kissinger pulled off in secret. But it is the capstone of a gradual — now accelerated — Russia-China rapprochement that essentially undoes the Kissinger-Nixon achievement. Their 1972 strategic coup fundamentally turned the geopolitical tables on Moscow. Putin has now turned the same tables on us. China and Russia together represent the core of a new coalition of anti-democratic autocracies challenging the Westernimposed, post-Cold War status quo. Their enhanced partnership marks the first emergence

of a global coalition against American hegemony since the fall of the Berlin wall. Indeed, at this week’s Asian cooperation conference, Xi proposed a brand-new continental security system to include Russia and Iran (lest anyone mistake its anti-imperialist essence) and exclude America. This is an open challenge to the post-Cold War, U.S.-dominated world that Obama inherited and then weakened beyond imagining. If carried through, it would mark the end of a quarter-century of unipolarity. And herald a return to a form of bipolarity — two global coalitions: one free, one not — though, with communism dead, not as structurally rigid or ideologically dangerous as Cold War bipolarity. Not a fight to the finish, but a struggle nonetheless — for dominion and domination. To which Obama, who once proclaimed that “no one nation can or should try to dominate another nation,” is passive, perhaps even oblivious. His pivot to Asia remains a dead letter. Yet his withdrawal from the Middle East — where from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, from Libya to Syria, U.S. influence is at its lowest ebb in 40 years — fait accompli. The retreat is compounded by Obama’s proposed massive cuts in defense spending, down to pre-Pearl Harbor levels, even as Russia is rearming and China is creating a sophisticated military soon capable of denying America access to the waters of the Pacific Rim. Decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice, Obama’s choice. And it’s the one area where he is succeeding splendidly. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@charleskrauthammer.com. © 2014, The Washington Post Writers Group


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MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE BANKS — All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday. GOVERNMENT — The following will be closed on Monday: federal government offices; U.S. Postal Service; state government offices; City of Sumter offices; County of Sumter offices; Clarendon County offices; and Lee County offices. SCHOOLS — The following will be closed on Monday: Sumter School District; Lee County Public Schools; Thomas Sumter Academy; St. Anne Catholic School; St. Francis Xavier High School; Laurence Manning Academy; Clarendon Hall; Sumter Christian School; and Robert E. Lee Academy. Clarendon School Districts 1, 2 and 3 will be open and schools will run as regularly scheduled on Monday. Morris College administrative offices will be open on Monday but classes will not be held. Central Carolina Technical College will observe a faculty workday on Monday but classes will not be held. USC Sumter will be open on Monday. OTHER — The following will be closed on Monday: Clemson Extension Service; Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce; Harvin Clarendon County Library; the Sumter County Library; Black River Electric Coop.; and Farmers Telephone Coop. All offices of The Sumter Item will be closed on Monday.

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event will feature a variety of foods, beverages, entertainment and conversation. Call Dr. Juanita Britton at (803) 432-2001 or (803) 4201255 for more information. “Gospel Fest by the Pond,” sponsored by the Mary McLeod Bethune Museum Development Association, will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at 1940 Mary McLeod Bethune Road and S.C. 154, Mayesville. On the program: Higher Calling; Sumter Violinares; New Generation; the Singing Jubilees; the Chosen Generation; and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Gospel Choir. Event will also feature a silent auction of various items, raffles of quilts and various items and numerous vendors. Bring your lawn chair. Call (803) 4535014. The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Mary Ingram, ADA coordinator of Santee Wateree RTA, will speak. The spotlight will shine on Belle Mosley and the associate member is Cynthia Faulkner. Transportation provided within the coverage area. Contact Debra Canty, chapter president, at DebraCanC2@frontier.com or (803) 775-5792. For more pertinent information regarding the federation or for chapter updates, call the 24/7 recorded message line at (206) 376-5992.

The last word in astrology

Now is not the time to take a risk, even if it looks tempting.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your private matters a secret. Focus on home, family and securing your position personally and professionally. Pick up skills, information or anything that will ensure future prospects. Keeping up with the fast-paced world we live in is essential. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discriminate when it comes to helping others. Don’t let anyone play on your emotions or blackmail you into doing something questionable. You can offer suggestions, but do so for your benefit, not others. Love is on the rise. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Strive for perfection, quality and uniqueness in all that you do. You will secure your position if you are reliable, entertaining and competitive. Don’t let anger get the better of you. It’s best to sidestep a no-win situation rather than waste time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep moving and improving. You’ll pick up valuable information watching the way others operate. Don’t hesitate to update your skills, appearance or interests. Getting involved in a project will lead to new friendships. Love is on the rise. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep a close watch on your financial, legal or health matters. The information you receive may be misleading. Take a conservative approach and protect what you already have.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t count on anyone. Follow through with your promises, and keep on moving. Idle time will bring you down and lead to trouble. Use your head, your experience and your quick wit to stay ahead of any competition you face. Avoid the past. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore new possibilities. Visiting unfamiliar places or people will open up all sorts of possibilities you hadn’t considered in the past. Express your interest, but don’t make a commitment or down payment that will bind you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your keen sense of timing and your abundance of energy will help you make choices and get things done. A personal update to your looks, lifestyle or love life will boost your ego and stimulate your imagination. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick close to home and avoid any feud with friends, relatives and neighbors. Stick to your plans and focus on taking care of your domestic chores and personal pampering. You deserve a break and should hide out where it’s safe and sound. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Communicate with old friends. Remembering the past will help you move forward. A change in the way you think and the goals you set can be quickly implemented into your routine. Positive, progressive action will lead to a better future. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Wheel and deal. Approach people you feel are the right ones to help you get a project up and running. Ask questions and address past issues that may stand in your way. Listen to your heart, but follow your head.

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Today: Sunshine; showers at night. A shower or thunderstorm. High 85 to 94. Saturday: Mostly sunny; pleasant and less humid. High 79 to 87.

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Hillcrest High School Class of 1975 will hold a reunion breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at Golden Corral. Call Ioma Prioleau at (803) 494-3454. The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, at Mt. Glory Baptist Church, 841 N. Main St. The Sumter County Veterans Association will hold its annual Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Mabry Memorial Park, located on U.S. 378 / U.S. 76 just east of Shaw Air Force Base. Retired Maj. Gen. William “Dutch” Holland will speak. Sumter historian Dr. Sammy Way will provide a walkthrough tour of Sumter’s Military History Museum and a brief history of Sumter’s veterans at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 26, at the Military History Museum, located in Suite 2 of the James E. Clyburn Intermodal Transportation Center, South Harvin Street. The Sumter County Education Association-Retired will meet at noon on Wednesday, May 28, at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Members are encouraged to invite newly retired educators to join the association. Call Brenda Bethune at (803) 469-6588. A “Rembert Friends & Family Day” will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at 6785 Bradley St. (behind Rembert Car Wash). Sponsored by the Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC), this family-oriented

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Snap EUGENIA LAST decisions, taking on too much and overreacting will all lead to regrets. Slow down, consider what’s at stake and think matters through mentally, not emotionally. Resist anyone trying to push or take advantage of you.

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SPCA PET OF THE WEEK Griffin, a 10-week-old tricolored male retriever mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is gentle, affectionate, active, playful and friendly. Griffin is great with other dogs and loves to play with his siblings, Whiskey and Alana. Check out Griffin, Whiskey, Alana and the many other puppies, dogs, kittens and cats currently available at the SPCA. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit the website at www.sumterscspca.com.

The SPCA is always in need of the following: Newspapers; stuffed animals (any size); heavy duty trash bags (30 gallon or larger); dishwashing liquid; laundry detergent; bleach; paper towels; sheets and comforters; baby blankets (for cat cages and puppies); litter; canned dog and cat food; dry dog, cat and puppy food; treats; leashes and collars; disinfectant spray; all-purpose cleaner; air freshener; no scratch scrubbers; two-sided sponges for dishes; litter freshener; monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.


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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

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PREP SOFTBALL

From progression to celebration TSA softball program earns 1st fast-pitch 2A state title BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com It’s nice when a plan comes together. Thomas Sumter Academy softball head coach Lou DeMonte, along with assistant coaches Katie DeMonte, Dean Morris and BJ Reed, put a 6-year plan into place and saw it come to fruition with a SCISA 2A state title last week – the school’s first fast pitch championship. “We put this plan into effect six years ago and to see it come through; there are a lot of things that can happen along the way, but the girls really did everything we asked them to do,” Lou DeMonte said. “It was a very disciplined group of girls.” The Lady Generals went 29-3, defeating Thomas Heyward Academy 7-3 and 7-2 to win the best-of-3 state championship series. It took a dozen players buying into the right system and doing their part to make history. The team felt it had a shot to compete for a title last year, but fell short, so it turned its focus to this season. Perhaps what’s even more impressive is the way the Lady Generals brought home the hardware. TSA competed against higher level 2A teams as well as some 3A teams in hopes to better itself. Two of

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Thomas Sumter Academy head softball coach Lou DeMonte, center, gets congratulations from assistant coaches BJ Reed, second from left, and Dean Morris while the team celebrates its first fast-pitch softball title in the program’s history. The Lady Generals went 29-3 defeating Thomas Heyward 7-3 and 7-2 to win the SCISA 2A title. Next year the team will move to the 3A classification. Thomas Sumter’s losses came by one run to the now 2-time defending SCISA 3A state champion Wilson Hall. “We’re young and close, and we’re the kind of team that sees a goal and will reach it,” junior Emily Nevels said. “We started out the season thinking this is our year and we proved it.” Oh yes. There were no se-

niors on this team. The squad was comprised of eighthgraders Josie Reed, Carmen Silvester and Diamond Gibson, freshmen Lauren Jones, Logan Morris and Victoria Bundy, sophomores Jordan Morris and Kayla Poston and juniors Taylor Knudson, Emily DeMonte, Nevels and Sara Jackson. “We knew we had some

girls coming along, so we knew we had to get some girls in the system that play travel ball,” Lou DeMonte said. “We knew how good they were going to be, it was just how fast they were going to pick it up. The thing is they picked it up very quick and their fundamentals were sound. And we just continued to build on that.”

In addition to five years of finding the right combination of players and building confidence, perhaps nothing could sum up the success of the team more than two words – attitude and effort. “(Coach DeMonte) always tell us to play and give all of our effort, and he always tells

SEE CELEBRATION, PAGE B6

LOCAL TENNIS

Chang, top seeds fall at PPO BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO

East Clarendon’s Elly Floyd connects on a hit during the Lady Wolverines’ 4-3 victory over Dixie on Wednesday in Game 2 of the 1A state championship series in Turbeville. EC and Dixie will play at 7 p.m. today at River Bluff High School in Lexington in the deciding game.

EC aims to defend 1A title today against Dixie BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com River Bluff High School in Lexington will be the site of deciding game in the 1A softball state championship series between East Clarendon and Dixie today beginning at 7 p.m. The Lady Wolverines forced the deciding game in the best-of-3 series with a 4-3 victory in Turbeville on Wednesday. EC trailed 3-1, but scored once in the fifth and two more times in the sixth to get the victory. Dixie, which will bring a 25-4 reARD cord into the contest, won the opener 5-1 on Monday in Due West. East Clarendon is 21-5 and is trying to win its second straight state title. These two teams played for the state title last season as well. East Clarendon won the opener at home before the Lady Trojans rallied to win the second game in Due West. The third game was played in Lexington – at White Knoll High – with the Lady Wolverines being victorious.

Sophie Chang saw her run of success at Palmetto Tennis Center come to an end on Thursday, while Anne-Liz Jeukeng is hoping she just took the next step to an early birthday gift. Petra Januskova defeated Chang, who earned a wild card berth in the Palmetto Pro Open by winning the Iris Jr. Tournament at PTC a couple of weeks ago, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, and the soon-to-be 18-yearold Jeukeng upset second-seeded Sonja Molnar 6-3, 6-2, in second-round matches in the PPO. Molnar was one of five seeded players to go down to defeat on Thursday. Nadja Gilchrist beat No. 1 Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-2, Josie Kuhlman beat No. 5 Angelina Gabueva 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, Kateryna Yergina defeated No. 6 Liudmila Vasilyeva 4-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(7) and Kristina N. Smith beat Anamika Bhargava 6-4, 6-3. The only seeds still alive are No. 3 Brooke Austin and No. 4 Caitlin Whoriskey. Austin, a 2-time runner-up in the PPO, beat Yolimar Ogando 6-3, 6-0, while Whoriskey whipped Steffi Carruthers 6-4, 7-5. Play begins today at 10 a.m. with Whoriskey taking on Smith and Januskova vs. Jeukeng. The other quarterfinal matches will follow with the doubles semis beginning after that. Chang, a 16-year-old from Harve de Grace, Md., gained her first spot in the main draw of a USTA Pro Circuit event with her earlier tournament victory in Sumter. She upset No. 7 seed Lauren Albanese in a first-round match on Wednesday and appeared to be ready to take down Januskova, a 23-year-old from Ottawa, Ontario, ranked No. 823 in the world. After Januskova won the first set, Chang battled

DENNIS BRUNSON / THE SUMTER ITEM

Sophie Chang rushes to the net to return a shot during her match with Petra Januskova in the second round of the Palmetto Pro Open on Thursday at Palmetto Tennis Center. Januskova defeated Chang 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. back to win the second set and had a 4-2 in the deciding set. However, Januskova broke her service twice and held her serve twice to roar back for the victory.

SEE PPO OPEN, PAGE B3

USC BASEBALL

Gators eliminate USC 7-2 in SEC tourney FROM STAFF, SEC REPORTS HOOVER, Ala. – On the strength of five runs over the first four innings and a home run from Josh Tobias, top-seeded Florida bounced back with a 7-2 elimination-game win against fourth-seeded South Carolina on Thursday in the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The Gators (38-20) advance to

face the loser between Kentucky and Mississippi State in today’s second game. South Carolina drops to 42-16. “Well it was obviously a disap-

pointing performance by our team,” USC head coach Chad Holbrook said. “I felt like we had a lot to play for and for some reason we didn’t handle adversity very well in the third inning. ... Florida kind of scratched and clawed and got back in it and took the lead and we didn’t do much after that, and that’s disappointing.

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SPORTS

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

SCOREBOARD

THURSDAY’S GAMES

TV, RADIO TODAY

5 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour BMW PGA Championship Second Round from Virginia Water, England (GOLF). 11 a.m. -- College Baseball: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Game Seven from Greensboro, N.C. – Florida State vs. Maryland (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 11 a.m. – IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Time Trials Carb Day Part I from Indianapolis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). Noon -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Senior PGA Championship Second Round from Benton Harbor, Mich. (GOLF). Noon – IRL Racing: Indy Lights Series Freedom 100 from Indianapolis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 1 p.m. – IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Time Trials Carb Day Part II from Indianapolis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 2 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Athens Super Regional Game One from Athens, Ga. – Baylor vs. Georgia (ESPNU). 3 p.m. -- College Baseball: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Game Eight from Greensboro, N.C. – Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Second Round from Fort Worth, Texas (GOLF). 4 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Tallahassee Super Regional Game Two from Tallahassee, Fla. -Michigan vs. Florida State (ESPNU). 6 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Tuscaloosa Super Regional Game Two from Tuscaloosa, Ala. -Nebraska vs. Alabama (ESPNU). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Airbus LPGA Classic Second Round from Mobile, Ala. (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Tallahassee Super Regional Game Three from Tallahassee, Fla. -Michigan vs. Florida State (If Necessary) (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Athens Super Regional Game One from Norman, Okla. – Tennessee vs. Oklahoma (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Game Eight from Greensboro, N.C.—Virginia vs. North Carolina (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. – Major League Baseball: St. Louis at Cincinnati or Texas at Detroit (MLB NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Colorado at Atlanta (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 9 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Tuscaloosa Super Regional Game Three from Tuscaloosa, Ala. -Nebraska vs. Alabama (If Necessary) (ESPN). 9 p.m. – Professional Boxing: Boxcino Finals from Verona, N.Y. -- Petr Petrov vs. Fernando Carcamo in a Lightweight Bout and Brandon Adams vs. Willie Monroe Jr. in a Middleweight Bout (ESPN2). 9 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Lafayette Super Regional Game One from Lafayette, La. – Arizona vs. Louisana-Lafayette (ESPNU). 10 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at San Diego (WGN).

MLB STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE

Miami 4, Philadelphia 3 San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-1) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-6), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (C.Anderson 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 3-5), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 3-2) at Miami (Koehler 4-3), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 6-2) at Cincinnati (Bailey 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Lyles 5-1) at Atlanta (Floyd 0-1), 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-3) at San Diego (Erlin 3-4), 10:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-3) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-3), 10:15 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 4:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:15 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:15 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press

CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Drew Van Orden struck out eight and Duke hit three home runs in beating Georgia Tech 6-0 at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. Van Orden (6-5) allowed five hits on Thursday to help the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (33-24) improve to 1-1 in pool play at the tournament. They will face top-seeded Miami on Saturday. Ryan Dietrich homered in the fourth and finished with four hits for Duke. Andy Perez hit a solo homer in the fifth and Jordan Betts — who had three hits — added a two-run shot in the seventh. Ben Parr (5-4) allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings for the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-25). They fell to 1-1 in round-robin play and will face fifth-seeded Clemson on Friday. A.J. Murray had two hits for Georgia Tech.

San Antonio 2, Oklahoma City 0 Monday, May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 21: San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 77 Sunday, May 25: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 2: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press

L 15 21 23 25 25

Pct .643 .523 .500 .479 .468

GB – 5 6 7 71/2

L 16 20 23 24 30

Pct .652 .565 .489 .478 .362

GB – 4 71/2 8 131/2

N.Y. Rangers 2, Montreal 0 Saturday, May 17: N.Y. Rangers 7, Montreal 2 Monday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22: Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25: Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 27: NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, May 29: Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, May 31: NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY’S GAMES

TODAY’S GAMES

Cleveland (Undecided) at Baltimore (B.Norris 2-4), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 5-1) at Toronto (Dickey 4-4), 7:07 p.m. Texas (S.Baker 0-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 1-2), 7:08 p.m. Boston (Lackey 5-3) at Tampa Bay (Archer 3-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-4), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-3) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 5-3), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 1-4) at Seattle (F. Hernandez 5-1), 10:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 4-3) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-3), 10:15 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Detroit, 4:08 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 7:15 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 10:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION Atlanta Washington Miami Philadelphia New York CENTRAL DIVISION Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago WEST DIVISION San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles San Diego Arizona

W 25 24 25 20 20

L 20 22 23 24 25

Pct .556 .522 .521 .455 .444

GB – 11/2 11/2 41/2 5

W 28 25 21 19 16

L 19 21 24 26 28

Pct .596 .543 .467 .422 .364

GB – 21/2 6 8 101/2

W 29 26 25 21 18

L 18 21 22 26 30

Pct .617 .553 .532 .447 .375

GB – 3 4 8 111/2

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago Cubs 2, 13 innings Cincinnati 2, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 9, Baltimore 8 L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 1 Miami 14, Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 3, Arizona 2, 12 innings San Francisco 5, Colorado 1 Minnesota 2, San Diego 0

ACC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE May 20-25 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C. Tuesday (7) North Carolina 4, (10) N.C. State 3 (9) Georgia Tech 5, (8) Wake Forest 3 Wednesday (5) Clemson 5, (4) Duke 3 (9) Georgia Tech 6, (1) Miami 3 (2) Florida State 7, (7) North Carolina 1 Thursday (6) Maryland 7, (3) Virginia 6 (4) Duke 6, (9) Georgia Tech 0 (5) Clemson 3, (1) Miami 2 Today (2) Florida State vs. (6) Maryland, 11 a.m. (5) Clemson vs. (9) Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (3) Virginia vs. (7) North Carolina, 7 p.m. Saturday (1) Miami vs. (4) Duke, 11 a.m. (6) Maryland vs. (7) North Carolina, 3 p.m. (2) Florida State vs. (3) Virginia, 7 p.m. Sunday ACC Championship, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)

(6) MARYLAND 7 (3) VIRGINIA 6

GREENSBORO, N.C. — LaMonte Wade hit two homers, and Jake Stinnett pitched eight innings as Maryland beat Virginia 7-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Wade’s two blasts Thursday were his first this year for the sixth-seeded Terrapins (3519), while Kevin Martir hit a two-run shot in the seventh for a 6-4 lead. Stinnett (7-6) had 10 strikeouts and threw 126 pitches, helping Maryland improve to 10-0 in May and set its season record for victories. Nick Howard went 4-for-4 for third-seeded Virginia (43-12), while Joe McCarthy hit a two-run homer in the ninth to pull within a run. But reliever Kevin Mooney struck out John LaPrise with the tying run on first to end it. Reliever David Rosenberger (1-1) took the loss, marking the first time Virginia has lost consecutive games all year. Maryland plays No. 2 seed Florida State in Pool B on Friday, while Virginia plays seventh-seeded North Carolina. From wire reports

FINALS

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, June 5: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 8: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10: Western champion at Indiana or Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 12: Western champion at Indiana or Miami, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 15: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 17: Western champion at Indiana or Miami, 9 p.m. x-Friday, June 20: Eastern champion at San Antonio or Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.

GB – – 1/2 4 6

Texas at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Steve Wilkerson’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Clemson past Miami 3-2 on Thursday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. Jon McGibbon homered to help the fifthseeded Tigers (36-22) improve to 2-0 in their three-team round-robin group. They will advance to the title game Sunday if they beat ninth-seeded Georgia Tech today. Tyler Slaton led off the ninth with a walk, and moved to second on Steven Duggar’s single two batters later. Wilkerson followed with a single to right field off Bryan Garcia (5-4) that brought home Slaton with the winning run. Dale Carey went 4 for 5 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (40-17), who fell to 1-1 at the tournament and play fourth-seeded Duke on Saturday. Drew Moyer (5-1) got the win in relief of starter Daniel Gossett, who struck out eight in 8 1/3 innings. (9) GEORGIA TECH 0

Indiana 1, Miami 1 Sunday, May 18: Indiana 107, Miami 96 Tuesday, May 20: Miami 87, Indiana 83 Saturday, May 24: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.

Pct .533 .532 .523 .444 .404

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

Tigers walk off against Miami

(4) DUKE 6

L 21 22 21 25 28

Cleveland 11, Detroit 10, 13 innings Texas 4, Seattle 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago Cubs 2, 13 innings Pittsburgh 9, Baltimore 8Oakland 3, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 6, Boston 4 Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Minnesota 2, San Diego 0 L.A. Angels 2, Houston 1

ACC TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP

EASTERN CONFERENCE

EAST DIVISION W New York 24 Toronto 25 Baltimore 23 Boston 20 Tampa Bay 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W Detroit 27 Minnesota 23 Kansas City 23 Chicago 23 Cleveland 22 WEST DIVISION W Oakland 30 Los Angeles 26 Seattle 22 Texas 22 Houston 17

THE SUMTER ITEM

CONFERENCE FINALS

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago 1, Los Angeles 1 Sunday, May 18: Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21: Los Angeles 6, Chicago 2 Saturday, May 24: Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Monday, May 26: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 30: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 1: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.

GOLF The Associated Press

Colonial Par Scores Thursday At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,204; Par: 70 (35-35) (a-amateur) First Round Dustin Johnson 31-34—65 Tim Wilkinson 32-34—66 Hunter Mahan 29-37—66 Harris English 33-33—66 Robert Streb 35-31—66 Jimmy Walker 34-33—67 Tim Clark 32-35—67 Brice Garnett 35-32—67 Freddie Jacobson 33-34—67 Bo Van Pelt 34-33—67 Jason Dufner 32-35—67 Jordan Spieth 34-33—67 Ken Duke 32-35—67 David Hearn 33-34—67 Wes Roach 33-34—67 Kevin Chappell 34-34—68 George McNeill 33-35—68 Robert Allenby 35-33—68 Brian Davis 33-35—68 Ricky Barnes 32-36—68 Josh Teater 35-33—68 Vijay Singh 33-35—68 Aaron Baddeley 34-34—68 Graham DeLaet 32-37—69 Chad Campbell 33-36—69 John Rollins 35-34—69 Trevor Immelman 34-35—69 Jim Furyk 35-34—69 Mark Wilson 34-35—69 Rory Sabbatini 33-36—69 Justin Leonard 34-35—69 Heath Slocum 36-33—69 Daniel Summerhays 35-34—69 Ryan Palmer 34-35—69 Brendon Todd 37-32—69 Geoff Ogilvy 33-36—69 Marc Leishman 33-36—69 Brian Harman 35-34—69 Nicholas Thompson 35-34—69 Hideki Matsuyama 37-32—69 Sean O’Hair 34-35—69 James Hahn 35-35—70 Cameron Tringale 36-34—70 Charley Hoffman 36-34—70 Rod Pampling 36-34—70 Jeff Overton 37-33—70 Brandt Snedeker 37-33—70 Bill Haas 36-34—70 Zach Johnson 34-36—70 J.J. Henry 35-35—70 Martin Laird 35-35—70 Jonathan Byrd 35-35—70 Jerry Kelly 33-37—70 Ben Martin 35-35—70 Brendon de Jonge 33-37—70 Paul Casey 36-34—70 Bryce Molder 37-33—70

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Mississippi eliminates Vanderbilt in SEC tourney HOOVER, Ala. — Austin Anderson had a two-run single and Mississippi hitters capitalized on eight walks in a 7-2 win over Vanderbilt Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Rebels (41-17) ousted the Commodores (41-18) from the double-elimination tournament while outhitting them only 7-6. Anderson helped Ole Miss produce a four-run seventh inning to take control of the game. Anderson and Auston Bousfield both had two hits for the Rebels. Starter Jeremy Massie allowed one run in 4-1/3 innings. Aaron Greenwood (2-1) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of relief, giving up one hit and a run. Bryan Reynolds was 2 for 3 and drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for Vanderbilt. Rhett Wiseman also had two hits and Vince Conde added an RBI single. Tyler Beede (7-7) allowed three hits and four runs, three earned, in six innings. He walked five batters. (3) LSU 7 (7) ARKANSAS 2

HOOVER, Ala. — LSU used consistent offensive production and another great outing by ace Aaron Nola to beat Arkansas 7-2 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament. LSU (42-14-1) fell behind 1-0 early, but scored at least one run in five of the next seven innings. The Tigers finished with 12 hits, including three from Tyler Moore. Nola cruised for most of the night on the

USC FROM PAGE B1 “But two days of baseball here, and we didn’t play very well. We didn’t play up to our capabilities. The result is we got what we deserved.” South Carolina now awaits word on the NCAA Division I Championship 64team field that will be announced on Monday at noon on ESPNU. Host sites to the 16 NCAA Regionals will be announced on Sunday at approximately 9 p.m. on the ESPN networks and at NCAA.com. “We went 42-14 in the regular season,” Holbrook said. “These last two days, they didn’t do much to make you proud and maybe I didn’t have them prepared. But we’ll go back to Columbia and start to prepare for next week and see what happen(s) on Sunday night and Monday; those things our out of our control.” The Gamecocks manufactured a run to go ahead 1-0 in the top of the second inning on Thursday. Joey Pankake led off with a dou-

SEC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE May 20-25 at Hoover Met, Hoover, Ala. Tuesday Game 1 — (6) Vanderbilt 3, (11) Tennessee 2 Game 2 — (7) Arkansas 4, (10) Texas A&M 0 Game 3 — (9) Kentucky 7, (8) Alabama 1 Game 4 — (5) Mississippi State 5, (12) Georgia 4, 10 innings Wednesday Game 5 — (3) LSU 11, (6) Vanderbilt 1 Game 6 — (7) Arkansas 2, (2) Ole Miss 1 Game 7 — (9) Kentucky 4, (1) Florida 2 Game 8 — (5) Mississippi State 12, (4) South Carolina 0 Thursday Game 9 — (2) Ole Miss 7, (6) Vanderbilt 2 Game 10 — (1) Florida 7. (4) South Carolina 2 Game 11 — (3) LSU 7, (7) Arkansas 2 Game 12 — (9) Kentucky vs. (5) Mississippi State, (late) Today Game 13 — (2) Ole Miss vs. (7) Arkansas, 3 p.m. Game 14 — (1) Florida vs. Loser 12, TBD Saturday Game 15 — Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 11, 1 p.m. Game 16 — Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 12, TBD Sunday Game 17 — Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

mound. The right-hander gave up two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven. He’s expected to be a first-round selection in next month’s Major League Baseball draft. LSU advances to Saturday’s semifinal round. Arkansas (37-22) will face Ole Miss in an elimination game today. The Razorbacks have already beaten the Rebels once in the tournament — 2-1 on Wednesday. The Arkansas offense managed just five hits. Colin Poche took the loss after giving up three runs in 2 2/3 innings. From wire reports

ble down the left field line, advanced to third on DC Arendas’ groundout to second and scored on Tanner English’s double to right field. The lead increased to a pair of runs in the third inning on a solo homer from Kyle Martin, his fifth of the season. Martin crushed a 2-0 pitch over the wall in center field. “It was a nice one, which I haven’t had in a while,” Martin said. “It was a 2-0 fastball, up and in, and I just stayed up the middle with it. I ended up getting a hold of it and it carried out.” Florida answered in the bottom of the third with three unearned runs to take a 3-2 lead. After USC starter Jack Wynkoop retired the first two batters, a 2-out single by Casey Turgeon, a fielding error by Wynkoop on a bunt by Richie Martin and a hit by pitch to Harrison Bader loaded the bases. Taylor Gushue bounced a 2-0 pitch up the middle to score a pair of runs. Braden Mattson followed that up with a squeeze bunt to score Bader and give the Gators a 1-run cushion.

“It was a botched play” Wynkoop said of his errant throw. “It’s the type of play I’ve made all year and I just didn’t get it. We’ve got to flush these two days and focus on what’s next.” The Gators extended the lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Gamecock reliever Cody Mincey issued walks to both Ryan Larson and Justin Shafer to open the frame. With one out and runners still on first and second, Turgeon singled into right field scoring Larson. Martin followed with a RBI base hit as well. Josh Tobias gave the Gators a 6-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a solo homer off of Joel Seddon -- just the fourth run allowed (third earned) by the USC right-hander this season. Florida added one more in the eighth inning. Turgeon went 3-for-5 and Bader added two hits. Gators reliever Bobby Poyner (5-3) earned the win, pitching the game’s final five innings and allowing just two hits in relief of starter A.J. Puk.


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Anne-Liz Jeukeng watches her serve during her second-round match against Sonja Molnar in the Palmetto Pro Open on Thursday at Palmetto Tennis Center. Jeukeng upset No. 2 seed Molnar 6-3, 6-2.

PPO OPEN FROM PAGE B1 “I felt like I had a pretty good game plan,” said Chang, who will be a senior in high school in the upcoming school year. “It was just a matter of execution for me. When I was executing it, things went really well. It was hard to keep up my focus though, and I think that comes from (lack of) experience and youth.” Januskova, who played collegiate tennis at Penn State, said her scrappiness allowed her to win. “I think the fight I had inside of me was the difference,” said Januskova, who lost the first set of her first-round match against Karina Kristina Vyrlan before rallying to win. “I just went out there and battled, kept going after it.” Januskova will meet Jeukeng, ranked No. 838 in the world, in a quarterfinals match today. Jeukeng dominated Molnar, ranked 524th. After winning the first set, Jeukeng won the first four games of the second set. “I always felt like I was in control,” Jeukeng said. “Even when she would win a point, I still felt like I was in control of the match. “I think my ability to make her move was the key to my success,” she added. “She hit the ball much better when she was able to stand there.” Jeukeng, who graduated from high school at the age of 15 and attended and played tennis at Clemson from January through August of 2013, turns 18 on Monday. Guess what she wants for her birthday? “That would be the greatest birthday gift ever,” Jeukeng said of winning the championship match on Sunday. Gilchrist is playing in her first professional tournament since ’08, and she had to go through qualifying to get to the main draw. “It was exciting to get through qualifying,” said Gilchrist. “Getting in all those matches, I got some groove in, some rhythm. “All I wanted to do was get to the main draw – that’s all I was focusing on,” she added. “People were like ‘Try to get a point (toward her ranking by winning the first round in the singles main draw).’ All I want to do is get to the main draw and then go from there.” The other quarterfinal matches will have Kuhlman and Austin, doubles partners in the tournament and future teammates at the University of Florida, facing each other, Whoriskey taking on Smith and Gilchrist meeting Yerkina. The doubles semifinal pairings were set on Thursday. The third-seeded duo of Januskova and Vasilyeva defeated Austin and Kuhlman 6-1, 4-6, 10-7, Albanese and Gabueva teamed up to beat Stephanie Kent and Lynn Kiro 6-4, 7-6, 10-7, the No. 1 team of Molnar and Whoriskey beat Elizaveta Ianchuk and Anita Safronenka 6-2, 6-4 and Chang and Andie K. Daniell upset the No. 2 team of Bhargava and Mertens 6-4, 6-4. Molnar and Whoriskey will meet Januskova and Vasilyeva and Albanese and Gabueva will meet Chang and Daniell.

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Pirates ride Volquez past Nats PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez allowed one run in six sharp innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Washington Nationals 3-1 Thursday night. Volquez (2-4) ended a threegame losing streak by limiting the Nationals to three hits, VOLQUEZ walking two and striking out four. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his eighth save. Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs for the Pirates and made a sliding grab with two on in the ninth to end the game. Josh Harrison added two hits for Pittsburgh. Ian Desmond hit his eighth homer of the season for the Nationals but Washington left 10 runners on base. Rookie Blake Treinen (0-2) struggled with his command in his second career start, giving up two runs on four hits in 5 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking five. The Nation-

als have lost three of four. CARDINALS 4

over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

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ST. LOUIS — Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out double in the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-2 Thursday.

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MIAMI — Christian Yelich hit a two-out, bases-loaded RBI single in the ninth inning Thursday to give the Miami Marlins their fifth walkoff win of the year, and they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE RANGERS 9 TIGERS 2 DETROIT-- Shin-Soo Choo homered, Chris Gimenez had four hits and the Texas Rangers rolled to a 9-2 victory

BOSTON — Mark Buehrle won his major league-leading eighth game, Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista homered on consecutive pitches, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Thursday for a three-game sweep. RAYS 5 ATHLETICS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sean Rodriguez hit a threerun home run with two out in the 11th inning Thursday to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Rodriguez’s team-leading fifth homer came off Luke Gregerson after Desmond Jennings’ two-out single had tied it against Dan Otero (41). From wire reports

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Johnson wins first pole of the year BY STEVE REED The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson is hoping he’s on the verge of turning around a disappointing season. The six-time Sprint Cup champion won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600, turning a lap at 194.911 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR’s knockout qualifying format. It was the first pole of the year for Johnson, who has yet JOHNSON to win a race this season. “It certainly shows that we’re going to be strong this weekend,” Johnson said. “I don’t know that it sends the same message that winning two or three races will send. But I would love to rattle off two or three wins and have people fear the No. 48 as they have in the past. I don’t think a pole position does that to the garage area, but you have to start somewhere.” Brad Keselowski qualified second and will start on the front row for the seventh time this season. Kasey Kahne was third, fol-

COCA-COLA 600 LINEUP The Associated Press After Thursday qualifying; race Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 194.911. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.567. 3. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 193.618. 4. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 193.334. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 193.244. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 193.119. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.092. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 192.472. 9. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 191.673. 10. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 191.272. 11. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 193.959. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 192.898. 13. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.692. 14. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 192.486. 15. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 192.438. 16. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192.027. 17. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 191.945. 18. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 191.925. 19. (33) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 191.884. 20. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 191.829. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.707. 22. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 189.98. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 189.208. 24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 184.344. 25. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 190.84. 26. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 190.255. 27. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 189.673. 28. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 189.553. 29. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 189.514. 30. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.148. 31. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 189.115. 32. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.062. 33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.732. 34. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 188.534. 35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 188.455. 36. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 188.422. 37. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (32) Blake Koch, Ford, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (44) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 188.062. 45. (77) Dave Blaney, Ford, 187.143.

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lowed by Danica Patrick and Clint Bowyer. Sprint Cup points leader Jeff Gordon’s struggles in practice runs carried over to qualifying. He didn’t make it out of the first round of qualifying and will start 27th — one spot behind last week’s All-Star race winner, Jamie McMurray. Johnson has won six Sprint Cup races at the Charlotte, twice from the pole. He said he isn’t concerned that he hasn’t won a race this season, which would secure a spot in the Chase for the Cup. What has bothered him is the lack of consistency. “We have been close to some wins and been pathetic at other tracks,” Johnson said. Johnson was asked if he agrees with the notion that some detractors have enjoyed the fact that he hasn’t won yet. “I think there are some people getting satisfaction out of it,” Johnson said. “But if I win, I win too much. If I don’t win, they say you aren’t winning enough. So it doesn’t matter what I do, I can’t win.” Johnson was a non-factor in the All-Star race last week at the track in his bid for a three-peat. He said his crew changed the setup in his car this past week, borrowing some advice from teammate Kasey Kahne.

Johnson shoots 65 to take Colonial lead at 5-under FORT WORTH, Texas — Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn’t even make it to the final round. In his return to Hogan’s Alley, Johnson took a one-stroke lead after the first round. Johnson shot a bogey-free 5-under 65 on Thursday, driving a lot of 3-irons off the tees into the fairways and hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation. His only birdie on the back nine was a 2-footer at the 177-yard 16th hole. That was enough to lead after his front-side 31 that included a 45foot birdie putt on the difficult par-4 fifth hole. JOHNSON Hunter Mahan, playing in the group ahead of Johnson, led before a double-bogey 6 at the 433yard 18th hole for a 66. He was tied for second with Harris English, Tim Wilkinson and Robert Streb. Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season, and 20-year-old Dallas native Jordan Spieth were in the group of 10 players at 67. MATTHEW LEADS AIRBUS LPGA CLASSIC

MOBILE, Ala.-- Catriona Matthew took the first-round lead Thursday in the Airbus LPGA Classic, holing a bunker shot for an eagle and finishing with an 8-under 64. BJORN SETS COURSE RECORD AT WENTWORTH, UP 2

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Thomas Bjorn set a course record at Wentworth with a 10-under-par 62 on the opening day of the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday. DURANT ATOP SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Joe Durant knows his future is on the Champions Tour. That doesn’t stop him from wanting to play on the PGA Tour. Durant leads after birdieing his final hole Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior PGA Championship. 50 SENATORS TO NFL: CHANGE REDSKINS’ RACIST NAME

WASHINGTON — Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it. In one letter, 49 senators cited the NBA’s quick action recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he was heard on an audio recording making offensive comments about blacks. They said Goodell should formally push to rename the Redskins. WOFFORD 4 CITADEL 2

CHARLESTON – The Citadel’s 2014 season came down to three at bats in the ninth, but Wofford closer Eric Eck proved up to the task, striking out the side to preserve a 4-2 win over the Bulldogs in an elimination game of the Southern Conference Tournament at Riley Park. After walking Hughston Armstrong on four pitches and allowing a two-strike bloop single to left center by Bo Thompson, Eck fanned Tyler Griffin, Drew DeKerlegand and Johnathan Stokes to move the Terriers along in the tournament. Austin Livingston took the loss for the Bulldogs, going four innings and giving up four hits and four runs (three earned). Zach Sherrill had another strong game out of the bullpen, working 2.1 innings of two-hit, shutout ball before Hunter went the final 1.2 frames. From staff, wire reports

Drivers not panicking near NASCAR’s halfway point of season BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson knows the panic to make Sprint Cup’s championship chase is coming. The defending Sprint Cup champion is among those drivers yet to win a race this season, the first since NASCAR expanded its 10-race playoffs to 16 cars and put a bitter emphasis on wins over

point standings. Nine drivers have won the first 11 races, with Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano the twotime winners. And each new winner has gleefully talked of locking up a spot to race for a title. For Johnson, it’s far too early to fret about lost opportunities. Not with the CocaCola 600, NASCAR’s longest race, coming up Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“There are always different challenges in this sport and I know we’ll get it,” Johnson said Thursday. In Johnson’s eyes, the window to make the championship has widened with the increase from 12 to 16 teams “and I really don’t think there’s going to be 16 different winners.” The Sprint Cup series opened with seven different winners this season. Harvick ended that streak with a second victory

this year at Darlington and Logano followed that with win No. 2 at Richmond. But then Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon added their names to the already lengthy NASCAR playoff list with victories at Talladega and Kansas. With just 15 races left, regular Sprint Cup winners like Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart join Johnson on the winless list.


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Thunder cling to 2012 for little signs of hope

Thomas, USC WR Sharpe voted into Hall of Fame

BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press All the Oklahoma City Thunder can do now is cling to history. Two more victories by the dominant San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, and Kevin Durant and the Thunder will be just that. The Thunder stagger home down 0-2 in the series, smarting from a 35-point beat-down in San Antonio in Game 2 on Wednesday night. It’s the same deficit the Thunder faced against the Spurs in the 2012 Western Conference finals before they won four straight and advanced to the NBA Finals. “We’ve been there before,” Durant said after managing just 15 points in the 112-77 defeat. “You know, we try not to just say since we were down 0-2 two years ago and we end up winning, we’ll do the same thing. We’ve really got to figure it out on how we need to get better, and we’ve always done that. We’ve got to just stick together and believe in each other that we can come out and try to get Game 3 on Sunday.” The situations are similar only at first glance. Sure, the two-game deficit is the same, but the hole seems so much bigger. Back in 2012, the Thunder dropped the first two games in San Antonio by a total of 12 points before using their superior athleticism, and a boost from a raucous crowd in Oklahoma City, to surge past the Spurs. This time around, the Thunder have lost the first two games by 52 combined points and looked completely overwhelmed. Durant and Russell Westbrook are struggling to hit shots on offense and no combination that coach Scott Brooks scratches together on defense has been able to slow down the Spurs. Back in 2012, the Thunder also had James Harden and Serge Ibaka, two stellar supporting players who could pick up the slack when OKC’s dynamic duo wasn’t clicking. This time around, Harden is in Houston and Ibaka is on the bench with a calf injury. Oklahoma City’s remaining role players haven’t done a thing. Kendrick Perkins, Thabo Sefolosha and Nick Collison — the Thunder’s

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San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili, center, shoots against Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson, left, and forward Kevin Durant during the Spurs’ 112-77 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday in San Antonio. other three starters — have combined to score nine total points in the two games. “As a group, we’ve got to play much better,” Brooks said. “It’s obviously nobody on our team feels good about what happened (Wednesday) night, and that’s what I love about our group. We take a lot of pride in what we do and how we do it and who we do it with, and Game 3 is going to be a great moment for us to bounce back and play much better.” In a way, the 2012 series also plays against the Thunder. As dominant as they have been in this series, the Spurs haven’t forgotten their stunning collapse two years ago. It’s in the forefront of their minds as they prepare for Game 3 in Oklahoma City, and they vow to be ready. “Yeah, I remember the series very well,” said Spurs guard Danny Green, who hit 7 of 10 3-pointers in Game 2 to bury the Thunder. “It’s a series that I won’t forget.” There is a lingering wariness among the Spurs at just how easy the first two victories have come. They know Durant can resume his MVP

form in the blink of an eye. They know Westbrook can catch fire with the smallest of sparks. And they know the Thunder crowd will have their team amped from the opening tip. “We were in that position in 2012. We were up 2-0, and so I know after the game, nobody is very happy in their locker room,” Spurs point guard Tony Parker said. “Everybody is very focused, and we respect that team. We know that they’re very capable of a comeback, and they did that against us in 2012. We’re just very focused, and nobody is satisfied.” As great as the challenge was for the Thunder to overcome in 2012, it pales in comparison to the one they face right now. “It’s easy for you to go hide and run and be negative and clash, but it’s hard for you to stay positive at a time like this when we lost by a lot two games in a row,” Durant said. “It’s hard for you to stay together, but we have a group full of guys that (are) not front-runners, and we’ll figure it out. That’s all we’ve got to do, come in and figure it out, stay together.”

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Slow, steady improvement might be better than you think

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ast year I was in Rock Hill watching some of our kids play in a Level 2 South Carolina junior event. As one would expect, I had the opportunity to chat with quite a few players and more than one or two parents about their children’s tennis game. When I have the chance to get into conversations that last longer than a few minutes it gives me the chance to look inside folks a bit more and to uncover what they really want for themselves or for their children. Before I get too far into this thing, let me admit openly that I tend to be a little too sensitive about sentence structure and what that may reveal about someone’s true thoughts. I do believe, however, that when one’s conversation becomes more at ease, unfettered if Mark you will, that it will reveal a Rearden little more about what’s going on between the ears. Let me also say that the conversation I am about to share was not about a player who plays out of Palmetto Tennis Center. Good, now that my disclaimer is out of the way, let me begin. About two years ago, I wrote a similar story, but one with somewhat of a different premise. I was chatting with the parent of a little boy in the 14 and under division. As mom and I watched the child play, we both agreed her son had improved quite a bit. Immediately following the conversation about the child’s improvement, however, she began a dialogue about rankings and where her child fared compared to some of the other good local players. At that point she became

quite a bit more anxious in her tone as this subject seemed to evoke much more passion than the fact that her youngster had made some pretty serious headway over the last year. Her last sentence to me was the one that sent up the red flag. “Mark, this is his last year in the boys 14s, he really has to do something this year.” He does? Gosh, that’s right, he only has five years left in junior tennis, and if he doesn’t do it this year then when will he do it? It is common knowledge that male tennis players do not show marked improvement beyond their second year in the 14s No, I did not say that, but I wanted to. I could make about a dozen points here as to what was wrong with our conversation, but I will limit it to just one. I hear that line about kids having to “do something this year” over and over and over. Is there a likely benefit to being the older kid in a division during the adolescent years? Heck yeah. Does anyone with half a brain already know that? Yes. It does not help the child to hear or perceive that this is the year they are expected to enjoy better match results than the previous year. They are already aware. It just creates more unhealthy stress and is more likely to cause performance anxiety than it is to help. A much better way to go is to isolate on continued improvement as the goal rather than using match results as the measuring stick. There are too many variables involved in winning or losing a tennis match to make that the primary goal for yourself or your child. The good news is that if you concentrate on slow, steady improvement you will likely end up getting what you really want: more matches in the “W” column. Give it a try. You may end up marking my words.

BY RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press The late great Derrick Thomas grew up in Miami and played his entire 11-year NFL career in Kansas City. In between he spent four years at the University of Alabama, dominating on defense as few players have ever done in college football history. “Alabama meant everything to Derrick, even after THOMAS he moved to Kansas City,” Edith Morgan, Thomas’ mother, said Thursday. “He still had his Alabama (license) plates and SHARPE went back to Alabama whenever he could.” It took longer than Crimson Tide fans would have liked, but Thomas was elected Thursday to the College Football Hall of Fame, highlighting a class of 14 players that also includes South Carolina standout receiver Sterling Sharpe, LaDainian Tomlinson and Tony Boselli. Sharpe held virtually every receiving record when he left South Carolina after the 1987 season. Thomas, who died in 2000 at age 33 shortly after an automobile accident left him paralyzed, was one of the Hall of Fame’s most obvious omissions. Alabama fans had been growing increasingly annoyed by the wait in recent years. His credentials could not be argued against. After choosing to attend Alabama over Oklahoma, Thomas played for the Tide from 1985-88. He won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker as a senior when he had 27 sacks. He finished his career with 52 sacks, a school record. “He was really, really fond of Alabama and he loved the Crimson Tide, not only the school but the city of Tuscaloosa itself,” Morgan said. Thomas was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and made nine Pro Bowls. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

The new Hall of Fame class announced by the National Football Foundation at a news conference in Dallas also included a couple of Heisman Trophy finalists and two of the best offensive linemen of the early 1990s. Tomlinson led the nation in rushing in his final two seasons at TCU (1999 and 2000) and finished fourth in the Heisman voting in 2000. “This is a great honor,” said Tomlinson, who attended the news conference. “As a kid you never set out to land in the College Football Hall of Fame. You’re just playing with your buddies, having fun, playing a game that you love.” Tomlinson thanked TCU for giving him a chance. “TCU was the first school to offer me a scholarship,” he said. “I didn’t have many, but they believed in me.” Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton was the Heisman runner-up to Ron Dayne in 1999. Boselli played tackle at Southern California from 1991-94 and was the second overall draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995. Louisiana Tech tackle Willie Roaf was a finalist for the Outland Trophy as a senior in 1992. The rest of the players who will be inducted during the National Football Foundation’s awards banquet in December are: North Carolina cornerback Dre Bly; Purdue defensive tackle Dave Butz; Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan; Maine linebacker John Huard; Stanford running back Darrin Nelson; UCLA quarterback John Sciarra; McNeese State defensive back Leonard Smith; and Mississippi tight end Wesley Walls. The two coaches who will join the Hall of Fame are Mike Bellotti, who led Oregon from 1995-2008, and Jerry Moore, who coached at North Texas, Texas Tech and Appalachian State. Conlan, who was also in attendance, helped lead Penn State and coach Joe Paterno to the 1986 national championship. “It’s been a tough time the last few years at Penn State,” he said, fighting back tears as he thanked “The late, great Joe Paterno. We miss you, Coach.”


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TIM O’NEILL SUMMERTON — Tim O’Neill, 60, husband of Donna Tobin O’Neill, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born on Jan. 26, 1954, in New York City, New York, he was a son of the late Grover Jr. and Kathryn Dunston O’Neill. He was a retired economist and a member of Santee National Golf Course. He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a daughter, Eliza O’Neill Sommerville

(Gavin) of South Salem, New York; a son, William O’Neill of San Francisco, California; a stepmother, ElizO’NEILL abeth O’Neill of New York, New York; two grandchildren, Marilyn and Cormac Sommerville, both of South Salem; and a sister, Carol Battersby of Orinda, California. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday

in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Garland Hart officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 3459 Wash Davis Road, Summerton. The family would like to thank Beth Craven for all of her loving care and attention. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2555 Lin-Do Court, Suite B, Sumter, SC 29150.

THE SUMTER ITEM Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 4352179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

THOMAS D. KEELS Jr. Thomas DuRant Keels Jr., 64, died on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter.

HERBERT LEE SLATER BISHOPVILLE — Herbert Lee Slater, son of Lizzie Mae Williams, entered eternal rest on May 20, 2014, at Washington DC General Hospital. The family is at the home of his mother, 1100 Browntown Road, Bishopville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home of Bishopville.

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The Thomas Sumter Academy softball team poses with fans after capturing the 2014 SCISA 2A state title after defeating Thomas Heyward Academy 2-0 in the best-of-3 championship series.

CELEBRATION FROM PAGE B1 us attitude and effort,” Emily DeMonte said of her father. “You can control the controllable, but not the uncontrollable like the umpires, the weather condition and stuff like that. But you can always control yourself, your attitude and how much effort you give.” All of the girls bought into the program and worked hard at their craft despite a learning curve for everyone. “I learned to keep my head up and never stay down and to always play to my potential,” Josie Reed said. “I also learned to never give up on my team. Even though you may have a bad game, always play for your team, not yourself.” Emily DeMonte excelled on the mound, striking out 244

batters and walking only 20 in 32 games. She also led the team in batting with a .600 clip and 21 runs batted in. Logan Morris led the team in home runs (10) and RBI (40) while batting .594. Reed was third on the team with a .429 average and 20 RBI. As a team, TSA batted .337 with a slugging percentage of .603. The offense continued to push to get better and was the focus of most practices. “In the middle of the season, we were winning, but we weren’t getting the amount of runs that we wanted to get,” Lou DeMonte said. “We went back to work on hitting and making a short swing versus a long swing. We told them we need them to make contact with the ball and the ball will go in play.”

Emily DeMonte, a verbal commitment to Furman University, was named the Region II Player of the Year. She, along with Logan Morris, Reed, Nevels and Jordan Morris, each were selected for the SCISA North/South All-Star Game. Leadership by the four juniors also played a big part. And three of the four juniors were perhaps still hungry for a state title after finishing as runner-up in basketball. “To come out in softball, all of us knew we had a good team and personally I thought we were the best team,” Nevels said. “We’ve always gotten close to the championship, we’ve made it to the (state) tournament, but this is the first time we were right there. It’s an amazing feeling to

Members of the TSA softball team, above, laugh as they fall on one another after trying to make a pyramid. The Lady Generals also gathered around the SCISA 2A state championship trophy, left, after beating Thomas Heyward Academy for the title by scores of 7-2 and 7-3. PHOTOS PROVIDED

know that we worked that hard, especially with a young team, to win it all.” TSA hopes to carry the momentum from this year’s title into next season when it moves up to the 3A classification and competes in Region II alongside Wilson Hall, Laurence Manning Academy, Orangeburg Prep and Florence Christian School. “We’re definitely looking to compete for a state title,” Lou

DeMonte said. “Just like this year, we’ll go into it with a plan and if it works, it works. “All I want is if we win, we win,” he explained. “But if they give the attitude and effort they can walk away at the end of the day and say they gave attitude and effort toward the game and the other team was better that day, then I don’t have a problem with that. We’re definitely going after a 3A state title.”


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JERRY LEE GRUBB WEDGEFIELD — Jerry Lee Grubb, 62, husband of Leoda Ruth Grubb, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Born on Jan. 5, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of William Thomas Grubb and the late Thelma West Grubb. Upon graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. GRUBB Army, where he was honorably discharged. Prior to his illness, he was employed at OAK-MITSUI for seven years. His love was to fish and hunt. His passion was watching the Kentucky Wildcats and NASCAR racing. He loved spending time with his family and friends. There was always humor and laughter that filled the hearts of all he came in contact with. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years; his father, William Thomas Grubb of Kentucky; nine children, Timothy Grubb, Tanya Gruen and Becky Miller, all of Ohio, Christopher Grubb of Kentucky, Joey Grubb of Texas, Daniel Grubb of Ohio, and Crystal Mason, Amy Bledsoe and Tabitha Lee of South Carolina; a brother, Ronnie Grubb of South Carolina; three sisters, Phyllis Grubb of Texas, and Stacey Cupp and Samantha Grubb of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In addition, Jerry has many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many family and friends that held a special place in his life. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma West Grubb; grandparents; and a grandchild, Hailey Bledsoe. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the chapel of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 5885 Wessex Drive. The family would like to thank Tri-County Home Health and Hospice and the staff of the Oncology floor at Tuomey Regional Medical Center for their kind and compassionate care. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals. com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

LEE VERN BRADLEY Lee Vern Bradley, 46, son of the late Turner Lee Bradley and Virginia Greene Bradley, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland hospital, Columbia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service Inc. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Lillie Mae Bradley, 335 Rolling Creek Drive, Sumter.

HATTIE WILDER SUMMERTON — Hattie Bell Mack Wilder, 89, widow of Richard “Nelse” Wilder, died on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Home in Summerton. Born on Jan. 12, 1925, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Wally and Annie Gibson Mack. The family will receive friends at her home, 4 Third St., Summerton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC.

DOROTHY MAE GADSON Dorothy Mae Gadson transitioned on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Sumter, to the late Emmanuel and Hagar Billie Green. Mrs. Gadson was educated in the public school system of Sumter County and

employed by Madison Industrial Co. of Sumter for more than 30 years. Public viewing will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Congruity Presbyterian Church, 3750 Congruity Church Road, Gable, SC 29051, with interment immediately following at Billie/ Simon Cemetery. Dorothy’s legacy will be cherished and celebrated by her sons, David (Lisa) Gadson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lincoln Gadson of Camp Humphreys, Korea, and the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. (Flora) Gadson and Harold Gadson, both of Sumter; three daughters, Sally Lesane, Genilla (John) Frierson and Georgia (Larry) Davis, all of Sumter; two sisters, Susan-Green Thompson and Anna Evans, both of Sumter; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family would appreciate your tributes on their memorial page found at www. PalmerMemorialChapel.com.

JAMES M. LACOSTE BISHOPVILLE — James Miller LaCoste, 72, husband of Carolyn Keziah LaCoste, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late W.T. and Ruby Mozingo LaCoste. Mr. LaCoste was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church and attended Memorial Chapel. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He was the owner of LaCoste Tax Services and was employed by Palmetto Oil Co. He retired as Lee County administrator after 13 years of service. Survivors include his wife of Bishopville; daughters, Daphne Hernandez (David), Sonya Woodmansee (Trey) and Deana Wallace (Mike), all of Tampa, Florida; granddaughters, Andrea Falcon, Denise Falcon, Marley Hayes and Kamille Hernandez; grandsons, Tom Woodmansee, Joshua and Nate Wallace, and Vince Hicks; greatgranddaughter, Ezi Martin; and a brother, Bill LaCoste (Pat) of Greenwood. He was preceded in death by a sister, Flora Mae Reynolds; and a brother-in-law, George Reynolds. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in the St. Charles community with the Rev. Paul Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home and other times at 416 N. Main St., Bishopville. Memorials may be made to Lee County EMS, P.O. Box 927, Bishopville, SC 29010. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements.

CHARLIE GATHERS Charlie Gathers was born on Jan. 1, 1047, in Wedgefield, a son of the late Johnnie Sr. and Louise Hunter Gathers. He departed this life on May 16, 2014. Charlie was raised in Wedgefield, where he graduated from Ebenezer High School in 1965. He later relocated to Port Chester, New York, to join his siblings and seek a home. In 1965, Charlie met and married Virginia Wiley and they became the proud parents of four children, Kelvin, Tracey, Vincent and the late Yena Nicole Gathers. He loved and adored his family. He worked for Ardsley Union Free School District as a maintenance mechanic for more than 35 years and was well-known and respected in the community. He also worked at the local gas station in Ardsley for more than 30 years. He attended the Greater Centennial AME Zion Church from time to time. “Gator,” as he was lovingly known, enjoyed a love for racing cars, his favorite being a Chevy Malibu. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 49

years, Virginia; three loving children, Kelvin Gathers of Mount Vernon, New York, Tracey (Andre) Williams of Sumter and Vincent Gathers of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; an aunt, Emma English; a sister, Fannie (Willie) Walker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie Jr. and Ernestine Gathers, Mattie Loney, Louise Gathers, Louise Wiley, Henry Wiley, Patricia (Gene) Wiley and Mary Wiley; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Louise Gathers; as well as his daughter, Yena Nicole Gathers. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. on Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at High Hill AME Church, Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with Pastor Thomas Habersham officiating. Interment will follow at High Hill AME Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 1725 Elder Lane, Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.

KATIE B. OSORIO Katie Bennett Osorio, 83, wife of Jose Osorio, departed this earthly life on May 17, 2014. Born on Oct. 31, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Rosa Felder Bennett. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and later moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she continued her education at Suffolk County Community College and received a nursing degree. She was employed by Suffolk County Long Island as a registered nurse. After serving 30 years as a home health care nurse, she retired and moved back to Sumter, where she worked at the Sumter Police Department for two years as a school crossing guard. At an early age, she joined Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Pinewood. Upon returning to Sumter, she joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board and missionary circle. Survivors include her husband of 32 years; four sons, Fred Bellamy, Eisenhower (Doreen) Coleman, Charles (Valarie) Bellamy Jr. and Frank (Debra) Bellamy; 11 grandchildren, Rhonda, Lil Frankie, Dominique, Justin, Ike, Dante’, Jete’, Charles Bellamy III, Amber, Tristan and Danielle Shuman; 12 great-grandchildren, Ashanti, Ty’reek Isaiah, Aisha, Kyree, Ikera, Ikee, Destiny, Indirah, Ismeal, Mya Leah Marie Zamboli; one brother, Bobby Bennett; a sister, Dorothy Myers; three sisters-inlaw, Iris D Brown, Janie Bennett and Margret Bennett; brother-in-law, Kenneth Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today with a wake service from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Willie Wright Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Leroy Blanding, the Rev. Daniel Bennett and Minister Calvin Hastie. Burial will follow in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pinewood. The family is receiving visitors at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Frank (Debra) Bellamy, 215 Rolling Creek Drive, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

OPHELIA E. HINNANT Ophelia Elaine Hinnant, 45, entered eternal rest on Friday, May 16, 2014. Born on Feb. 10, 1969, she was a daughter of Carrie Dell Gordon Hinnant and the late Willie Fair Hinnant. She was

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 a member of Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. Survivors include her mother, Carrie Dell Hinnant of Sumter; three loving children, LaQwanda Monique Hinnant and Jammie Tyjuan Hinnant, both of Sumter, and Shanta Hinnant of Augusta, Georgia; two sisters, Shelley Smith of Lake City and Sandra Michelle (Michael) Amos of Sumter; two brothers, Willie (Joycelyn) Hinnant Jr. and Stacey (Jessika) Hinnant, both of Sumter; paternal grandmother, Lillian McCray of Sumter; a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Nate Brock, pastor, Sonji Benjamin, eulogist, assisted by Minister William Dukes, Pastor Barrington Pierson and Minister Eugene Winn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is receiving visitors at the home, 396 Albert Drive, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

SHIRLEY S. GEORGIA Shirley Stewart Georgia, wife of Clarence Georgia, was born on Jan. 18, 1968, in Clarendon County, to the late Edward and Hattie Capers Stewart. On Monday, May 19, 2014, she peacefully slipped away at her residence in Pinewood. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Prayer House Mission Church in Summerton. Interment will follow at ClarkHouse LLC Cemetery. Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to summertonfuneralhome@gmail.com. The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Elijah Steward, 1279 Lang Road, Pinewood, and the home of her brother, Earl Steward, 1197 Lang Road, Pinewood. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St., Summerton, phone (803) 485-3755.

SARAH BLACKWELL DENTON, Texas — On Friday morning, May 16, 2014, Sarah Maeco Watson Blackwell, mother of Robert Stewart Blackwell and widow of George “Junior” Washington Blackwell, slipped away peacefully into eternal rest at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Nursing Facility in Denton. Maeco was born on Dec. 27, 1923, in the St. Paul community of Summerton, a daughter of the late Irene Watson Bennett and Robert Ragin.

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Her precious memories will be cherished by her loving son, Robert Stewart Blackwell of Denton; stepdaughter, Egertha Brailsford of Flushing, New York; her sisters, Mae Palmer Neal of Sumter, Deloris Breland of Rosedale, New York, Ruth Holiday of New York, New York, Mattie Goode of Huntington, New York, and Mary E. Spann of Pinewood; her brother, Harold Ragin of Sumter; her sister-in-law, Hattie M. Blackwell of Summerton; Mae B. Glover of Orangeburg; a dear devoted cousin who was like a sister, Annie Mae McDonald of Columbia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and caretakers. A celebration honoring her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, St. Paul community of Summerton, with the Rev. Dr. Leslie J. Lovett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be emailed to flemingdelaine@ aol.com. Fleming and Delaine Funeral Home & Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

SHARON GULLEDGE DALZELL — Sharon Elaine Turner Gulledge, age 64, beloved wife of the late William Randle Gulledge, died on Wednesday, May 21 2014, at her residence. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Ruby Sue Roberson Turner. Mrs. Gulledge enjoyed reading and watching football. She was an avid Clemson fan. She loved her family and especially her two grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Surviving are her children, William M. Gulledge and his wife, Carrie, of Sumter and Natalie Gulledge Johnston and her husband, Wes, of Dalzell; one brother, James M. Turner and his wife, Kelly, of Easley; one sister, Teresa Turner Brown and her husband, Danny, of Sumter; two grandchildren, Christian E. Gulledge and Samantha G. Monahan; one nephew, Jacob Turner; and two nieces, Suzanne Brown and Katelyn Turner. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at Bullock Funeral Home. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.


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‘Chrome Underground’ takes big risks in search of rare cars BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Will pursues Hannibal at his own peril on the season finale of “Hannibal” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). Despite its late-night Friday perch and low ratings, this series will return for a third season. Not unlike “Dexter,” it’s an excellent drama that just happens to turn my stomach with its overt violence and sadism. To each his own. • “Chrome Underground” (10 p.m., Discovery, TV-PG) follows car collectors and renovators Yusuf Johnson and Antonio Brunet as they scour the world’s chop shops, junkyards and garages for rare, vintage cars. Their business, Motoreum, which is based in Austin, Texas, has exhausted the domestic supply of quality antiques. Johnson and Brunet stand apart in their willingness to travel to places in Central America and South America that other dealers find a tad scary. They’ve come across Porsches and a 1937 Bugatti in Mexico City. But locating the automobiles is less than half the story. Dealing in black markets in sketchy neighborhoods is always dangerous. These are always cash transactions, subjecting Johnson and Brunet to robbery and worse. Many of the vehicles are unregistered and of dubious provenance, so they have to be smuggled out of one country and into the United States. Like Discovery’s several moonshiner and pot-selling shows, “Chrome” operates in a legal gray area. Hope the boys don’t end up on “Locked Up Abroad.” • Speaking of foreign imports, TCM continues its Friday night salute to Australian filmmakers and actors in movies from the 1970s and ‘80s. (See “Cult Choice” below.) An Australian journalist (Mel Gibson) befriends a photographer (Linda Hunt) and a British diplomat (Sigourney Weaver) on the eve of a bloody 1965 uprising and coup in Indonesia in the 1982 drama “The Year of Living Dangerously” (8 p.m., TCM), directed by Peter Weir. Elsewhere, Australians Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill star in the superior 1989 thriller “Dead Calm” (8

Related” (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV14). • A mother denies her daughter’s apparent kidnapping on “Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14). • Julian exposes the corporation’s evil deeds on “Continuum” (10 p.m., Syfy, TVPG)

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Car collectors Antonio Burnet and Yusuf Johnson travel the world in search of rare, vintage cars on “Chrome Underground” airing at 10 p.m. on Discovery. p.m., Sundance). Gibson, Kidman and Neill have had great success in American movies. Kidman portrays American beauty Grace Kelly in a new biopic that recently opened at the Cannes Film Festival. Australian actors are all over the television screen, including Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”), Toni Collette (“Hostages”), Poppy Montgomery (“Unforgettable”), Rachel Griffiths (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Six Feet Under”) and Rose Byrne (“Damages”). Think Scarlett on “Nashville” is really from Mississippi? Clare Bowen, the actress who plays her, is Australian, as is Rachael Taylor, who played the FBI agent on NBC’s “Crisis.” As I’ve noted before, Taylor participated in the Miss Teen Tasmania pageant. How many actresses can say that? • A city doctor, Michael Cayle (Sean Patrick Thomas), moves to a sleepy country town with his pretty wife and lovely daughter. What could go wrong? As the opening moments of “Deep in the Darkness” (9 p.m., Chiller, TV-14) tell us, “plenty.” Look for Dean Stockwell (“Blue Velvet”) in this lessthan-stellar shocker.

TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS • Events lead Jack Bauer back to the U.S. Embassy on “24: Live Another Day” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). • A 21st-century teen protects the Holy Grail in 13thcentury France in the conclusion of the two-night 2012

miniseries “Labyrinth” (8 p.m., CW, TV-14). • While completely made up, “Mermaids: The Body Found” (8 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-PG) looks like a nature documentary, blurring the line between fact and fiction, particularly for the network’s young audience. • A cop has dual loyalties on the pilot episode of “Gang

As suburbanites gather to watch election results, political arguments give way to booze, hanky-panky and rude awakenings in director Bruce Beresford’s 1976 adaptation of the Australian stage drama “Don’s Party” (1:45 a.m., TCM). A low-budget gem.

SERIES NOTES A franchise owner gets an education on “Undercover Boss” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * Two hours of “Dateline NBC” (8 p.m.) * Christmas comes early to Lubbock, Texas, on “Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) * “What Would You Do?” (9 p.m., ABC)

* A shooting victim has zombielike symptoms on “Hawaii Five-0” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * “20/20” (10 p.m., ABC).

LATE NIGHT Edie Falco, Dustin Ybarra, Jen Kirkman and Ryan Stout appear on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!, r) * Michael Emerson, Nicole Murphy, Jessica Canseco, Larry H. Parker and Ziggy Marley are booked on “The Arsenio Hall Show” (syndicated, check local listings, r) * Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Edwards and Real Estate appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS, r) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Seth MacFarlane, Thandie Newton and Rascal Flatts on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) * “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 p.m., ABC) is a repeat * Craig Ferguson hosts Jon Favreau and Carrie Keagan on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2014, United Feature Syndicate


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All Types of Roofing & Repairs All work guaranteed. 30 yrs exp. SC lic. Virgil Bickley 803-316-4734.

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4 Family Yard Sale: 956 Saltwood Rd, off Stadium Rd. Sat. 7-11AM. Clothes, hshld, books, crafts. 215 Haile St. Sat 7:30-12. Sewing machine, bread maker, uniforms, etc. Something for everyone. NO EARLY BIRDS!!! Garage Sale: Rain/Shine, 6120 Tarleton Rd., Dalzell, Fri/Sat, 7AM-2PM; Antiques, glass, jewelry, cast iron, misc items. Relay For Life - Kickin' Cancer Outdoor Yard Sale: Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St. Sat. May 24th 7AM. 10+ families. Will buy furniture by piece or bulk, tools, trailers, lawn mowers, 4 wheelers, etc or almost anything of value Call 803-983-5364 Huge 3 Family Yard Sale: 403 Wise Dr. Sat. 7AM-12PM. Too many items to mention. 1071 Sweetbriar Dr Sat- Sun & Mon 7-1 Ceramic bisque, stampen up stamps, hshld, & misc items Multi-Family Yard Sale: 1160 Pinewood Rd. Sat. 7AM Lots misc items.

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Close to Shaw. Dalzell 3br 2ba brick, fenced yd, screen porch, all appl. C/H/A No Pets. $800 /mo+dep 803-316-8105

Work Wanted I am a reliable CNA looking to sit with your elderly loved ones day or night. Ref. provided. Call 803-225-0924 or 803-225-0543

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

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300+ Landscaping bricks, 75+ flat stones 16"x16", $1 ea. 499-4786.

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I buy used Utility and Car trailers. Call 803-972-0900 Two Cremation Niches at Evergreen Cemetery.(1/2 Price.) $2000 for both. Call 843-393-2824

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EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Full-Time Immediate opening for 3 Residential Cable Techs. Will train the right candidates, Full time work, Company truck. Call 803 612-1150 to set up interview. Assistant Community Manager needed for elderly communities in the Sumter area. This is an exciting yet challenging 30 hrs. per week. If you are a team player who possesses marketing, written and verbal communication plus computer skills, then we need you on our team. Previous Property Management experience is helpful but not required. Must pass criminal check and drug screening. Our company offers competitive salary and benefits. Please fax cover letter and resume to: Ad # 26, 888-940-7773 or email jobs@cfhs1973.com Driver Needed Palmetto Gas Co. Good pay and benefits. CDL Class A. Haz and tanker preferred. Good Driving record, home every night. Contact Pat Joyner 803-775-1002 or 803-840-5337 Farm Machinery Salvage Parts Puller - Basic mechanical knowledge, having own tools a plus, able to lift 50 lbs. EOE / Drug Screen Required. Great Benefits, health insurance, dental, & 401K. Apply at Baker Abilene Machine, 1303 Sumter Hwy, Bishopville. 800-543-2451.

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Large 3BR 2BA Town Home in Historic Neighborhood $950 Dep/Rent Call 468-1900

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WE'VE MOVED. Vestco, Palmetto & Southland Properties & Lafayette Gold and Silver. 480 E Liberty Street (inside Coca-Cola building), 773-8022

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Manufactured Housing 99 Horton D/W, 27x64, 3 br, 2 ba, LR, DR, lg eat in kit., side patio, $18,000. Call 803-406-3437 Looking for your DREAM HOME? LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 3-4-5 bedroom homes. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN!! 2 & 3 Bedroom homes available, with low monthly payments financing options available! For more info call 803 469-8515 or visit us at www.mhcomm.com

WE'VE MOVED Vestco Southland, Palmetto Properties & Lafayette Gold and Silver 480 E. Liberty Street (Inside the Coca-Cola bldg). We buy Gold, Silver, Jewelry, Silver Coins/Collections, Sterling, Diamonds, Pocket & Wrist Watches. Business Hours Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:30PM, Sat 8AM-2PM. 803-773-8022

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Mobile Home Lots 2540 Burt Gin Rd, Wedgefield .9 acres with storage bldg $150 mo. Agent Owned. Call 236-2425

Farms & Acreage Looking for 75-105 Acres of farm land with partial woods. Call 494-3515

New 6 volt Golf Kart Batteries $85.95 + tax and exchange. Group 31 truck batteries $65 + tax and exchange. Dealer Discount. Auto Electric Co. 773-4381.

LEGAL NOTICES Legal Notice Public Hearing Notice This is to inform the public that the Wateree AIDS Task Force (WATF) intends to apply for the SFY 2014-2015 Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. The amount requested is $35,000, with 80% of Federal funds at $25,000 and local match funds at $10,000 in order to transport disabled individuals to services. Application was submitted to SCDOT by April 17, 2014.

Those interested can attend the WATF meeting on June 10th at 11 am at 508 W. Liberty St. Sumter, SC 29150 to share comments or learn more about this application. The application may be inspected at the address above from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays. Written comments must be sent to same address before June 10, 2014. Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application For Sale By Owner, 10 Acres, 8 miles to Sumter. $55,000. Owner Financing 803-427-3888.

GOING FAST 3BR 2BA Homes available for immediate occupancy. Country living with city convenience. For more info please call 803-469-8515 or visit us at www.mhcomm.com.

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15ft Game Fisher Aluminum boat, 15HP Yamaha motor. Electric & pull start, 54lb thrust trolling motor, depth finder, trailer w/ new tires. $2,500 OBRO. Call 803-236-2605

Autos For Sale 130 Hoyt St. Sumter County close to downtown. Call 864-349-1400.

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SUMMER SALE 200 cars $4,500 or less $$$ CASH $$$ Price is Right Auto Sales 3210 Broad St 803-494-4275

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Santee/Lake Marion: Sandy 200 ft beach, 3BR, dock, sleeps 6-7. Disc. for military. 803-492-3077

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Commercial Rentals 35,000 Sq Ft. Warehouse for rent. 803-773-8022

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Wanted Non-profit organization looking for 5-10 ac. of Farm Land, partially cleared in Sumter. Please email: katsspecialkneads@yahoo.com

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

1000 sqft office space for lease. 2 offices, conference room and reception area. 730-C Broad St., $650/mo. Call (803) 494-6204

Notice is hereby given that D. Rabon Inc. DBA Jimmy's of Sumter intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine & Liquor at 3201 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29154. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than June 22, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110

1996 Chevy S10 Ext Cab, exc. cond. Runs great. Good Heat/AC. Clean inside/out. $2,600. 803-447-5453 99 Chevy Blazer, PW, PL, Automatic with overdrive, 4 new wheel, CC. $4,500 803-236-2605

4DR, 4WD, transmission tires, A/C, tilt OBRO. Call

COUNTRY SPRING SALE "Remember Cars are like eggs" Cheaper in the country! Financing Available 99 Ford Ranger 4D $4,995 07 Ford F150 Supercab $8,995 04 Chevy Z71 4x4 Xt cab $11,995 08 Chevy Trailblazer $10,995 07 Chevy Malibu $6,995 '08 Ford Focus $8,995 '07 Dodge Magnum SXT $8,995 '09 Honda Accord (Lded) $13,995 '010 Dodge Charger SXT $13,995 '013 Dodge Charger SE $20,500 Ernest Baker Auto Sales & Equip.

3349 N. Main St., Hwy 15N. Across from Mozingo Conv. Store 803-469-9294 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 PKG 4x4 Chrome Bumpers & Running Boards. All extras 109k miles. Call 803-934-6124 or 803-469-9232 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra, Loaded. High mileage, but exc. condition. Many extras. Must see. $5,000. 803-840-1215

Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Shawanda Evans; Cindy Akers; Derek Cain; Tyrone Cain; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mary W. Cain a/k/a Mary Witherspoon Cain a/k/a Mary L. Cain, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Branch Banking and Trust Company; The South Carolina Department of Revenue; Republic Finance; Safe Federal Credit Union; Sumter Land and Realty, Inc.; Defendant(s). (013263-04337)

SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived TO THE DEFENDANT(S): Cindy Akers, Derek Cain, Tyrone Cain and any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mary W. Cain a/k/a Mary Witherspoon Cain a/k/a Mary L. Cain, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 122 Phifer Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3026, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 248-09-03-060, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Suite

Summons & Notice 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Anne Bell Fant, made absolute. Columbia, South Carolina February 28, 2014

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-2154 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Shawanda Evans; Cindy C. Akers; Derek Cain; Tyrone Cain; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mary W. Cain a/k/a Mary Witherspoon Cain a/k/a Mary L. Cain, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Branch Banking and Trust Company; The South Carolina Department of Revenue; Republic Finance; Safe Federal Credit Union; Sumter Land and Realty, Inc.; Defendant(s). (013263-04337)

LIS PENDENS Deficiency Judgment Waived NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Sylvester Cain and Mary L. Cain to Synovus Mortgage Corp. dated November 29, 2000, and recorded in the Office of the RMC/ROD for Sumter County on November 30, 2000, in Mortgage Book 788 at Page 1094. This Mortgage was subsequently assigned to Homeside Lending, Inc. by assignment dated March 5, 2001 and recorded August 3, 2001 in Book 812 at Page 135; subsequently assigned to the Plaintiff herein by assignment dated January 12, 2007 and recorded January 26, 2007 in Book 1062 at Page 974. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: ALL that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 20 on that plat of Wilson Park Subdivision, prepared by Palmer and Malone dated October 31, 1954 and recorded in Plat Book Z-12 at Page 82 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter county, and more recently on that plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, PLS, dated November 29, 2000 and recorded in Plat Book 2000 at Page 801, aforesaid records. Said Lot No. 20 consists of 0.25 acres, more or less, being bounded and measuring as follows: On the NORTHEAST by Phifer Street, a fifty foot (50') right-of-way, and fronting thereon 74.90 feet; on the SOUTHEAST by Lot No. 19, and measuring thereon 168.71 feet; on the SOUTHWEST by Lot No. 24, and measuring thereon 54.55 feet; and on the NORTHWEST by Lot No. 22 and Lot No. 21, and measuring thereon an aggregate distance of 168.16 feet. Be all said measurements a little more or a little less and according to said most recent plat. This is the property known as 122 Phifer Street, Sumter, SC. This being the identical property conveyed to Sylvester Cain and Mary L. Cain, as tenants in common with an indestructible right of survivorship, by deed of Anna B. Nesbitt f/k/a Anna B. Moseley, dated November 29, 2000 and recorded November 30, 2000 in Deed Book 788 at Page 1089; subsequently, Sylvester Cain died on August 24, 2005, as detailed in Probate Case 2005-ES-43-410, vesting title in the subject property in the surviving tenant, Mary L. Cain; subsequently, Mary L. Cain died intestate on April 14, 2011, leaving the subject property to her heirs or devisees, namely, Shawanda Evans, Cindy C. Akers, Derek Cain, and Tyrone Cain, as is more fully preserved in the Probate records for Sumter County, in Case No. 2011ES4300221.

Property Address: 122 Phifer St Sumter, SC 29150-3026 TMS# 248-09-03-060 Columbia, South Carolina December 5, 2013 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: Cindy Akers, Derek Cain, Tyrone Cain and any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mary W. Cain a/k/a Mary Witherspoon Cain a/k/a Mary L. Cain, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Summons & Notice YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on December 7, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina February 28, 2014

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. Columbia, South Carolina February 28, 2014

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-2154 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Shawanda Evans; Cindy Akers; Derek Cain; Tyrone Cain; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mary W. Cain a/k/a Mary Witherspoon Cain a/k/a Mary L. Cain, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Branch Banking and Trust Company; The South Carolina Department of Revenue; Republic Finance; Safe Federal Credit Union; Sumter Land and Realty, Inc.; Defendant(s). (013263-04337) ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI Deficiency Judgment Waived It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the appointment of Anne Bell Fant as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Anne Bell Fant, be and hereby is appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons under a disability, all of whom may have or may claim to have some interest in or claim to the real property commonly known as 122 Phifer Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3026; that Anne Bell Fant is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendant(s), unless the said Defendant(s), or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians Ad Litem for the said Defendant(s), and it is FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendant(s) Cindy Akers, Derek Cain, Tyrone Cain and any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mary W. Cain a/k/a Mary Witherspoon Cain a/k/a Mary L. Cain, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe by publication thereof in the The Item, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635)

Summons & Notice Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) J. Pamela Price (SC Bar # 014336) Laura R. Baer (SC Bar # 101076) Mary R. Powers (SC Bar # 16534) H. Guyton Murrell (SC Bar # 064134) John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635) Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 James C. Campbell Clerk of Court for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina 013263-04337 March 26, 2014 A-4457502 05/09/2014, 05/16/2014, 05/23/2014

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2014-CP-43-483 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JEREMY S. SPENCER; DAVID A. BROWN ARLENE B. MITCHELL, AND CARI M. BROWN, AS HEIRS-AT-LAW OF GEORGE A. BROWN, DECEASED AND ANY OTHER HEIRS-AT-LAW OR DISTRIBUTEES OR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR SPOUSES, IF ANY THEY HAVE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WITH ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; ALSO ANY UNKNOWN ADULTS AND THOSE PERSONS WHO MAY BE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ALL OF THEM BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS JOHN DOE; AND ANY UNKNOWN MINORS OR PERSONS UNDER A DISABILITY BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE; HATFIELD'S HEATING & AIR CONDT.; FRED HATFIELD; CITIFINANCIAL, INC.; and BEST LUMBER & MILLWORK, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT JEREMY S. SPENCER: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint upon the subscribers, at their office, 1703 Laurel Street (29201), Post Office Box 11682, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint in the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on March 10, 2014 and the Amended Complaint was filed on March 25, 2014.

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE NAMED:

DEFENDANTS

ABOVE

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint upon the subscribers, at their office, 1703 Laurel Street, Post Office Box 11682, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint in the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on March 10, 2014. NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND ATTORNEY TO: THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN, NAMES AND ADDRESSES UNKNOWN, INCLUDING ANY THEREOF WHO MAY BE MINORS, IMPRISONED PERSONS, INCOMPETENT PERSONS, UNDER OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE, IF ANY, WHETHER RESIDENTS OR


CLASSIFIEDS

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Summons & Notice

Summons & Notice

NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN OR COMMITTEE, OR OTHERWISE, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY MAY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE:

TO: THE DEFENDANTS STEVEN A. VARHOLY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REGISTERED AGENT FOR FLUID POWER OF THE CAROLINAS, INC. AND MLR FLUID POWER, INC.:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Motion for an order appointing Kelley Y. Woody, Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi, for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe or John Doe, defendants herein, names and addresses unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, or under other legal disability, and as Attorney for said parties who may be in the military service, whether residents or non-residents of South Carolina, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said minors or persons under other legal disability, if any, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or either of them, a Guardian ad Litem to represent them for the purposes of this action, the appointment of said Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney shall be made absolute.

AMENDED LIS PENDENS TO THE NAMED:

DEFENDANTS

ABOVE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced in this Court upon the Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendants for the foreclosure of that certain Mortgage of Real Estate given by the Defendant Jeremy S. Spencer to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Amerigroup Mortgage Corporation a division of Mortgage Investors Corporation, its successors and assigns, dated December 28, 2010, and recorded on January 5, 2011, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 1149 at Page 824 (the "Mortgage"). By Mortgage Assignment (the "Assignment"), Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Amerigroup Mortgage Corporation a division of Mortgage Investors Corporation assigned the Mortgage to the Plaintiff, and the Assignment was recorded February 20, 2014, in Book 1199 at Page 849 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina. At the time of the filing of this notice, the premises affected by the said action were situated in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and are described as follows: All those certain pieces, parcels or lots of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina which are shown and designated as Lots 23 and 25 in Block B on a plat made by Joseph Palmer, CE, dated July 9, 1941 and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book S-5, Page 109. The said lots have such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Law of South Carolina, 1976. This being the same property known as 39 Lemmon St., Sumter, SC 29150. Being the same property conveyed to Jeremy S. Spencer by deed of David A. Brown and Arlene B. Mitchell dated July 22, 2009 and recorded on July 31, 2009 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1127 at Page 950.

TMS#:

248-09-04-008

For a complete description of the property encumbered by the Mortgage, the undersigned craves reference to the Mortgage, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference. Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Civil Action No. 2014-CP-43-00257 NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Synovus Bank, N.A., formerly known as Columbus Bank and Trust, as successor in interest through name change and by merger with The National Bank of South Carolina, Plaintiff, vs. Fluid Power of the Carolinas, Inc., MLR Fluid Power, Inc., Manchester Fluid Power, LLC, Michael W. Baker, Steven A. Varholy, SCBT, successor in interest by merger with First Federal Bank, Pinewood Development Authority and Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina, Defendants. TO: DEFENDANTS STEVEN A. VARHOLY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REGISTERED AGENT FOR FLUID POWER OF THE CAROLINAS, INC. AND MLR FLUID POWER, INC.: TAKE NOTICE that the Complaint in this action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Sumter County on the 10th day of February, 2014 and an Amended Complaint filed on March 5, 2014.

AMENDED SUMMONS Foreclosure/Collection on Guarantees/Appointment of Receiver

Judgment Demanded Pursuant to S.C.Code Section 29-3-650 (Non-Jury)

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Amended Complaint upon the subscribers at 1320 Main Street, Post Office Box 11070, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Rule 53(b), of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended effective September 1, 2002, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference to the Master In Equity for Sumter County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the SCRCP, specifically provide that the said Master In Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this action. NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH LLP Jody A. Bedenbaugh SC Bar No. 71176 E-Mail: jody.bedenbaugh@nelsonmullins.com 1320 Main Street / 17th Floor Post Office Box 11070 (29211-1070) Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 799-2000

Notice of Sale Case No. 2013-CP-43-01066 SECOND AMENDED ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED, BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company v. John E. Gardenhire, Sr. a/k/a John Gardenhire, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will hold a sale on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM at the Sumter County Courthouse, Room 211,141 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 selling the following described property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as a 7.75 acres tract on that certain plat by Carl J. Croft, RLS, dated July 30, 1996, and filed for record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, at Page 805; less, however, that 2,831 square foot parcel deeded to the South Carolina Department of Transportation by deed dated February 25, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 17, 1999, in Volume 734, at Page 1577. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976, as amended), reference to said plat is hereby craved for particulars of the boundaries and measurements of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina and is represented on the maps of Sumter County as Tax Parcel No. 206-00-04-018. This being the same property conveyed to John E. Gardenhire by deed of Annie C. Bradham and Allene C. Burgess, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Robert A. Burgess, Jr. dated July 10, 1997 and recorded July 13, 1997 in Book 679, Page 1879, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, John E. Gardenhire conveyed to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. and Nancy Jo Gardenhire by deed dated June 27, 2002 and recorded June 28, 2002 in Book 847, Page 626, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, Nancy Jo Gardenhire conveyed all of her interest to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. by deed dated January 17, 2008 and recorded January 22, 2008 in Book 1099, Page 171, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina 29154 TMS No. 206-00-04-018 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the SUMTER County Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.52% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL SUMTER COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS AND RESTRITIONS OF RECORD. Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Attorneys for Plaintiff: Samuel D. Fleder, S.C. Bar No. 79819 Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP P.O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Telephone (919) 250 2000 Of Counsel: McDonnell & Associates, P.A. 2442 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 1091857 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Nicole Mary Willoughby, C/A No. 13-CP-43-2235, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Stateburg, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina and being more particularly shown and delineated as Lot No. 187 of Oakland North

THE ITEM

Notice of Sale

Notice of Sale

Subdivision Section 4 Phase III on that certain plat of Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated December 21, 1992 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book PB94, Page 592. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. Derivation: Book 1122 at Page 678 30 Rainmaker Court, Dalzell, SC 29040-8201 134-01-04-025, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2235. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 013263-04733 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094089 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot Nos. 424 and 425 on that certain plat of Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated October 20, 1997, filed for recorded in the Office of the Register of Mesne Conveyance (RMC) for Sumter County in Plat Book 97 at Page 1284. Said Lot Nos. 424 and 425 having such shapes, metes, courses, distances, boundaries and measurements as will more fully appear by reference to the aforesaid plat. Book 688 at Page 1449 236 Murphy Street, Sumter, SC 29150 251-02-03-050, 251-02-03-051, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.625% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #09-CP-43-0420. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011784-09450 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094094 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE

NOTICE OF SALE

CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1320

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 13-CP-43-2117

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Nationstar Mortgage LLC, against Betty Johnson, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his/her agent, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being designated as Lot. No. 17, on a plat of Windchimes, Phases I and II by Palmer & Mallard Associates, Inc., dated August 1986, and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book 88, at page 584, reference being made to said plat, which plat is incorporated herein by reference, for a more complete and accurate description; be all measurements a little more or less.

TMS Number: 138-07-01-006 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5500 Randolph Street, Rembert, SC This being the same property conveyed to Betty Johnson and Shiron Johnson by deed of John Lewis, dated October 5, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on October 10, 2007, in Deed Book 1093 at Page 2334. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 4.625% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, -vsMicheal James Carlson, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Micheal James Carlson, I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the township of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 43 of Wintergreen Subdivision, Section I, as shown on that certain Plat of Louis W. Tisdale, PLS, dated April 14, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001 at Page 110, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in ยง 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property is known as 20 Oleander Drive, Sumter, SC. This being the identical property conveyed unto the Mortgagor herein by Deed from John H. Webb and Erica L. Webb dated June 29, 2006 and recorded June 29, 2006 in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Volume 1034 at Page 1081.

TMS #: 186-02-01-021 Physical Address: 20 Oleander Ct, Sumter, SC 29154 SUBJECT TO SUMTER COUNTY TAXES

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

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

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

The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.750% per annum.

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina

Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County

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

FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York as Successor in interest to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA as Trustee for the Asset Backed Funding Corporation Loan Asset Backed Certificate Series 2003-WF1 vs. Jonathan Gregg, Sr.; Agnes N. Gregg; Cutler & Associates, Inc., C/A No. 09-CP-43-0420, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain pieces, parcel or lots of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and

Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-537 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. against Mary Ann Collins a/k/a Mary Ann Collins; Hunters Crossing of Sumter Homeowners Assn. Inc., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 PM, at County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot 129 of Hunters Crossing Subdivision, Phase 1, Section 2 as more fully shown on a plat thereof prepared by Louis W.

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Tisdale, RLS, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 13, 2006 in Plat Book 2006 at page 282; which plat is incorporated herein by this reference and having such metes, bounds, courses and distances, being a little more or less, as by this reference to said plat will more fully appear. This being the same property conveyed to James L. Collins and MaryAnn Collins as joint tenants with right of survivorship by deed of Firstar Homes, Inc. recorded July 7, 2007 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume 1085 at Page 1233. Subsequently, James L. Collins died June 5, 2008, thus vesting his interest in the subject property in the surviving joint tenant, namely, MaryAnn Collins. TMS No. 187-12-02-027 Property Address: 1760 Polaris Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of said bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the successful bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said defaulting bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5000%. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. The Honorable Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Riley, Pope & Laney, LLC, Post Office Box 11412, Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 799-9993 Attorneys for Plaintiff 1094166 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

the interest rates contained in the Order.

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County in the case of SC Community Bank vs. Tommy L. Muldrow, under Case No. 2013-CP-43-768 I, the undersigned, as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will offer for sale separately at public outcry at 12:00 P.M., on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC, the following described real property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the Township and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, containing Lot No. 17 and a portion of Lot No. 18, being shown and delineated on that plat prepared by Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated April 21, 1998 and recorded in Plat Book 98 at page 434 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under ยง30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This is the property known as 846 S. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel No.: 250-16-01-028 AND FOR SALE SEPARATELY All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 95 on that plat prepared by Lee & McLellan, C.E.'s, dated December 4, 1907 and recorded in Plat Book 4-A at page 12 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under ยง30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This is the property known as 202 Brand Street, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel No.: 250-09-03-032 TERMS OF SALE: For Cash: the purchaser shall be required to deposit the sum of five (5%) percent of the amount of bid (in cash or equivalent) as earnest money and as evidence of good faith. If the Plaintiff is the successful bidder at the sale, the Plaintiff may, after paying the costs of the sale, apply the debt due upon its Mortgage against its bid in lieu of cash. Should the person making the highest bid at the sale fail to comply with the terms of his bid by depositing the said five (5%) percent in cash, then the property shall be sold at the risk of such bidder on the same sales date or some subsequent date as the Master in Equity may find convenient and advantageous. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of his bid within thirty (30) days of the final acceptance of his bid, then the Master in Equity or his designated representative shall re-advertise and resell the property on the same terms on a subsequent date at the risk of such bidder. The purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at

Note: As a Deficiency Judgment was granted, the bidding shall remain open for a period of thirty (30) days after the date of the sale as provided by law in such cases and compliance with the bid shall be made within twenty (20) days after the second sale. Plaintiff reserves the right to waive deficiency prior to the sale. Note: The two (2) parcels of property will be offered for sale separately. Note: If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-referenced property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Note: This sale is also made subject to all Sumter County taxes and existing easements and restrictions of record. Richard L. Booth Sumter County Master in Equity Louise M. Johnson Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. PO Box 11889 Columbia, SC 29211-1889 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE Deficiency Judgment Demanded IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2012-CP-43-1070 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AFC TRUST SERIES 1999-2, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES E. DINKINS A/K/A CHARLES E. DINKINS, JR. A/K/A CHARLES ELLIS DINKINS, JR.; BROCK AND SCOTT HOLDINGS, LLC; SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, Defendant(s). BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR AFC TRUST SERIES 1999-2 against CHARLES E. DINKINS A/K/A CHARLES E. DINKINS, JR. A/K/A CHARLES ELLIS DINKINS, JR.; BROCK AND SCOTT HOLDINGS, LLC; SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, the undersigned Master in Equity for SUMTER County, South Carolina, will sell on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Room 211, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, AND STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT NUMBER 26, CONTAINING 0.69 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AS SHOWN ON THAT PLAT PREPARED BY EDMUNDS LAND SURVEYING, INC., DATED JANUARY 5, 1999 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 99 AT PAGE 544. ALL MEASUREMENTS BEING A LITTLE MORE OR LESS AND REFERENCE IS MADE TO PLAT FOR A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF METES AND BEING A PORTION OF THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BIBCO, INC., BY DEED OF B&G DEVELOPERS, DATED 3/25/96 AND RECORDED 3/25/96 IN DEED BOOK 643 AT PAGE 1041. ALSO BEING INCLUDED IS A 1995 REDMAN MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER 11426836AB. BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CHARLES E. DINKINS, JR. BY DEED OF BIBCO, INC., BY DEED DATED MAY 18, 1999 AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 743 AT PAGE 1610 OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY.

TMS# 100-00-04-041 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 6145 Waco Court, Wedgefield, SC 29168 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate


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of 9.65% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record. The sale shall be subject to the United States right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.ยง 2410(c). Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale.

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

South Carolina, will sell at public venue at the Sumter County Courthouse at 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina, at 12:00 P.M. on Sales Day, June 2, 2014 the lands hereinafter described on the following terms:

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.

be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record.

In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Butler and Hosch, P.A. Genevieve S. Johnson SC Bar No. 78480 1201 Main Street, Suite 1110 Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Telephone: (803) 252-7370 Fax: (803) 771-7768 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. vs. Vera J. Council a/k/a Vera Council; Santee Lynches Community Development Corporation; South Carolina Housing Trust Fund; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service; Santee-Lynches Affordable Housing and Community Developement Corporation; Dalzell Developers; C/A No. 13-CP-43-2106, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece parcel or lot of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Dalzell Acres Subdivision, in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, known as 3220 Raffield Court and shown as Lot No. 50 on a plat prepared by Donald E. Thompson, RLS, dated June 29, 1998 and recorded September 17, 1999 in Vol. 99 at page 864 the Office of the RMC for Sumter County. Said tract or lot has such metes, boundries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. Derivation: Book 765 at Page 914 3220 Raffield Ct, Dalzell, SC 29040 1890401071-, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. ยง15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2106. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 000098-00428 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094159 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CP-43-0020 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, against Kenneth Edward Crowder, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of John Morton Hamor a/k/a John Hamor, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot No. 126 of Beckridge Park, Section 7, as shown in Plat Book Z-41 at Page 158, and being more particularly shown on a plat by J.P. Edwards, RLS, dated April 19, 1985, verified on May 7, 1986 and recorded in Plat Book 86 at Page 632, in the Sumter County ROD. Said lot being bounded on the North by Orvis Street, on the East by Lot No. 127; on the South by Lots No. 114 and 113; and on the West by Lot No. 125. Be all measurements being a little more or a little less.

TMS Number: 207-06-02-004 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2362 Orvis St, Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to John Hamor by deed of John Hamor and Brent Hamor, dated May 24, 2010, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 10, 2010, in Deed Book 1140 at Page 2086. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 5.56% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on

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

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014-CP-43-336 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank, N.A. as Trustee on behalf of Manufactured Housing Contract Senior/Subordinate Pass-Through Certificate Trust 1996-3 v. Tommy L. Bethea, Sandra Bethea, HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A., and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder: ALL OF THAT CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND, CONTAINING 0.22 ACRE, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 1, BETHESDA PARK SUBDIVISION, BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING FURTHER SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON THAT PLAT ENTITLED BETHESDA PARK SUBDIVISION, AND FURTHER SHOWN ON THAT PLAT PREPARED FOR TOMMY LEE BETHEA AND SANDRA BETHEA BY THOMAS M. REYNOLDS DATED MARCH 12, 1996 TO BE RECORDED AND HAVING SUCH METES AND BOUNDS AS REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT WILL SHOW, ALL MEASUREMENTS BEING A LITTLE MORE OR LESS. BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TOMMY L. BETHEA AND SANDRA BETHEA BY DEED OF PALMETTO DEVELOPERS, INC. BY DEED DATED AUGUST 27, 1996 AND RECORDED ON APRIL 3, 1996 IN DEED BOOK 644 AT PAGE 757 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC/CLERK OF COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY. Together with that certain 1996 Fleetwood Manufactured Home (VIN # GAFLS35A&B10460HH12)

TMS No.: 251-06-02-044 (Land & MH) SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity for Sumter County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County. A personal or deficiency judgment being demanded against Sandra Bethea Only, the bidding will remain open after the date of sale for a period of thirty (30) days pursuant to South Carolina Code ยง15-39-720 (1976, as amended), unless the deficiency is waived. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.000% per annum. However, the plaintiff reserves its right to waive deficiency up to the time of the sale. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Jeffrey L. Silver S.C. Bar No. 5104 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300 Post Office Box 11656 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 252-7689 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013-CP-43-658 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. as successor in interest to Community Resource Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Debra S. Nichols and Unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Cheryle S. Browder, her Heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them, all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein, also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe and/or Jane Doe, Defendants. BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the above captioned action, I, the undersigned, as Master-in-Equity for Sumter County,

TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, but before his bid is accepted, he will deposit with the Master on his bid in cash or certified check, the sum of five (5%) percent of bid, to be deposited with the Master immediately, with the balance to be remitted within thirty (30) days after the sales day (but this shall not apply to a bid placed by the Plaintiff), which shall include Interest at the rate of Seven and 75/100ths (7.75%) percent to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. In the event the said purchaser(s) fail to comply with the terms of the sale within thirty (30) days, the Master-in-Equity shall forthwith resell the property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. THE PROCEEDS OF SALE shall be applied to the costs allowed, and the debts found due and to other payments found due in the Final Order. THE PROPERTY is situate in Sumter County, South Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Township of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina designated as Lot 23 of Ravenwood Subdivision on a plat prepared by Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated March 10, 1992 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 92 at Page 472. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) reference to said plat is hereby made for the metes, bounds, courses and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 3835 Hedgewood Drive and is shown on the Auditor's map of Sumter County as Tax Parcel 159-12-01-004. This being the same property conveyed to Cheryl Browder and Debra S. Nichols by Deed of Arless L. Skipper, Jr. and Shirlene H. Skipper recorded April 19, 2007 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume 1074 at Page 724. Also included is Brigadere Mobile Home

TMS # 159-12-01-004 This conveyance is subject to all restrictions and taxes of record. The Grantee(s) assume(s) and agree(s) to observe and abide by all reservations and restrictions of record, easements, zoning ordinances, and rights of way of record, including those as set out on the aforesaid map. PURCHASER will pay for stamps and papers. Deficiency being demanded, the bidding shall remain open for thirty (30) days after Sales Day pursuant to SC Code Ann. Section 15-39-720 (1976, as amended).

The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master-in-Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF Scott B. Umstead, Esquire 4226 Mayfair Street, Suite 100 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Telephone: (843) 913-4610

NOTICE OF SALE Deficiency Judgment Demanded Against EVERETT L WITHERSPOON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2013CP4301730 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff(s) vs. Everett L Witherspoon, E.L.W. Enterprises, LLC, Defendant(s). 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, June 2, 2014 commencing at 1141 North Main Street 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 with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 4, Block E, as shown on that Plat of J. P. Edwards, R.L.S., in Plat Book Z-47 at Page 549, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown onsaid plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1076, as amended. This property is known as 409 A & B North Magnolia Street, Sumter, SC

Tax Map No. 249-01-02-086 This being the same property conveyed to the Mortgagor herein by deed from Stephen Ray Lopp dated November 30 2001 and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume 824, at Page 101. Tax map & parcel number:

Property Address: 409 A & B Magnolia St., Sumter, SC 29150. 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

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Susan Shaw, Esq. Bar#6862 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 (770) 234-9181 ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF 77780/WITHERSPOON FEI # 2013.01324 05/16/2014, 05/23/2014, 05/30/2014 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Phyllis W. Dixon; Beneficial Financial I Inc.; Citibank, C/A No. 11-CP-43-1898, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with any and all improvements thereon, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina and being more particularly shown as Lot 49, Edgewater Subdivision, Section "B" on a plat of Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S. dated May 9, 1995 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 95 at Page 422, Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), reference to said plat is hereby craved for the particulars of the boundaries, metes, courses and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is located at 501 McFaddin Avenue, Sumter, South Carolina. Book 727 at Page 635 501 Mcfaddin Avenue, Sumter, SC 29150 205-12-03-034, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.875% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #11-CP-43-1898. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 004335-02723 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094096 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

NOTICE OF SALE Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2009-CP-43-02818 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER SRMOF II 2012-1 TRUST, U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, v. WALTER LEE ANDREWS; TAWAINA TENESE ANDREWS; ARTIA D. BURRUS; CARL T. BURRUS, Defendant(s). BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SRMOF II 2012-1 TRUST, U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE against WALTER LEE ANDREWS; TAWAINA TENESE ANDREWS; ARTIA D. BURRUS; CARL T. BURRUS, the undersigned Master in Equity for SUMTER County, South Carolina, will sell on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Room 211, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN "CHANCY FARMS" SUBDIVISION, SECTION 1, COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 31 ON PLAT ON BEN J. MAKELA, RLS DATED APRIL 23, 1997 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 97 AT PAGE 459. ACCORDING TO PLAT SAID LOT IS BOUNDED AND MEASURES AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY TREETOP LANE, FRONTING THEREON 110, FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 32, SAID PLAT, MEASURING THEREON 159.94 FEET; ONE THE SOUTH BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF MCELVEEN AND MEASURING THEREON 109.97 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 30, SAID PLAT, AND MEASURING THEREON 159.94 FEET. BE ALL OF SAID MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS AND ALL AS WILL MORE FULLY APPEAR BY REFERENCE TO THE AFORESAID PLAT. BEING THE SAME LOT OR PARCEL OF GROUND WHICH BY DEED DATED JANUARY 22, 2007 AND RECORDED JANUARY 24, 2007 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY IN BOOK 1062 PAGE 00628, WAS GRANTED AND CONVEYED BY ARTIA D. BURRUS AND CARL T. BURRUS, UNTO WALTER LEE ANDREWS AND TAWAINA TENESE ANDREWS, A JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON, FOR AND DURING THE TERM OF THEIR JOINT LIVES.

TMS#: 208-02-01-015 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2230 Treetop Lane, Sumter, SC 29154 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to

In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Butler and Hosch, P.A. Genevieve S. Johnson SC Bar No. 78480 1201 Main Street, Suite 1110 Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Telephone: (803) 252-7370 Fax: (803) 771-7768 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Daniel C. Kaylor; Tonah K. Kaylor, C/A No. 14-CP-43-0117, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land containing .99 acre, more or less, together with any and all improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in Statesburg Township, the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot A of a subdivision of lots recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-48 at Page 1113, and on individual plat recorded in Plat Book 86 at Page 1034; and being more particularly shown and delineated on a more recent plat by Edwards Land Surveyors, Inc. dated November 3, 1993, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 93, Page 1912. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) reference to said plat is hereby made for the metes, bounds, courses and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 5740 Edgehill Road, Sumter, South Carolina and is shown on the Auditor's map of Sumter County as tax parcel 134-16-01-012. Derivation: Book 1072 at Page 1841 5740 Edgehill Road, Sumter, SC 29154 134-16-01-012, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. ยง15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.41% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #14-CP-43-0117. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 012507-01819 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094156 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Eugene W. Brustowicz a/k/a Eugene W. Brustowicz, Sr.; Gloria J. Brustowicz, C/A No. 14-CP-43-0084, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Middleton Township, Sumter County, State of South Carolina, and being shown as Lot Number 135, Section B, Glade Park Subdivision, as shown on a plat made by H.S. Willson, R.L.S., dated May 12, 1977, and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-39 at Page 369; said lot being bounded and measuring as follows according to said plat: On the North by Glade Drive, whereon it measures 105.0 feet; on the East by Lot Number 134, said plat, whereon it

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measures 220.0 feet; on the South by property now or formerly of Vanette T. Aycock, whereon it measures 105.0 feet; and on the West by property now of formerly of Aylwyn E. Fortner and Sherry A. Fortner, whereon it measures 220.0 feet; be all measurements a little more or less according to said plat. Derivation: Book 969 at Page 587 20 Glade Drive, Wedgefield, SC 29168 099-11-06-010, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.125% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #14-CP-43-0084. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 012507-01828 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094093 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

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ACROSS 1 Meddle, in a way 7 Regarding 11 Shakes at rehab 14 Carelessness? 15 Skater Michelle 16 P-like letter 17 No ordinary creation 19 2008 govt. bailout recipient 20 Some Super Bowl highlights 21 Typical leader? 22 Send an IM to 23 More than glance over 24 “__ Tonk Women” 25 Golfer’s concern 28 Get ready on the golf course 30 Pelican relative 31 Like the action in “High Noon” 34 NFL’s Jim Brown et al. 35 Colonial environment? 38 __ patch 39 Walls are an important part of it 41 Drop-down item 42 Cartoon mouse 43 Instrument for Jimmy Dorsey 46 “The Hot

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