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District: New panels will tackle policy Review by 45-member subcommittees to be done in 6 to 9 months BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com Promoted as part of its efforts to include the community in the operations of Sumter School District, the district’s Board of Trustees unveiled the makeup of its 45-member Policy and Procedures advisory subcommittees at a specially called meeting earlier this week. The collection of school administrators, teachers, parents, students and community members is being tasked with reviewing and making potential

ABOVE: Ron Adams looks for the name of a classmate on the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on Thursday at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens. RIGHT: Staff Sgt. Keith Pledger and Tech Sgt. Mike Hales from Shaw Air Force Base carry sections of the Wall to be installed. BELOW: Staff Sgt. Barry Williams and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Tyburski lift part of the Wall into place.

changes to the district’s extensive policy manual. No timetable for the review or for any official meetings have been established. The Rev. Ralph Canty, the trustee who chairs the committee overseeing the three separate subcommittees, each consisting of 15 people formed in the new process, said he hopes the review will be completed in six to nine months. “In my eyes, this is a rather new precedent for our community by involving all the stakeholders,” SEE DISTRICT, PAGE A8

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Safety, fun is focus for kids at festival BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com The Iris Festival will feature numerous activities for children from art to safety to a pet show. “Palmetto Amusement

will be bringing in rides and blowups,” said Chairwoman Lynn Kennedy. “SAFE Kids will have a safety demonstration with bicycle routes, and then also we’ll have a children’s pet show Saturday right

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after the parade. All this is free. We really encourage people to come out.”

2 p.m. — Gene Ray & Co., Garden Street 3 p.m. — Torn Allegiance, Garden Street 3:15 p.m. — Miss Libby’s dancers, Main stage 4 p.m. — Nicki & Jules, Garden Street 4:15 p.m. — Sumter High Show Choir, Main stage 5 p.m. — Garrett McLendon, Main stage 5 p.m. — Eddie Rogers, Garden Street stage 5:45 p.m. — Sumter Little Theatre, Main Street stage 6 p.m. — Blaine Alan, Garden Street stage

Sumter Iris Festival Schedule of Events Today 9 to 11 a.m. — Tuomey Community Health Initiatives, Swan Lake Visitors Center Free health screening, displays • 5:30 p.m. — Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall opening ceremony • ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE Noon — Crestwood High, Main stage 1 p.m. — Casey Schultz, Garden Street stage 1 p.m. — Harmony Church puppets, Main stage

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Saturday 9 a.m. — Shrine Day (Iris) Parade 10:45 a.m. — Introduction of festival queens, Main stage 11 a.m. — Diaper Derby & Parade, Main stage 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Quick Start Tennis Clinic 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — SAFE Kids Adventureland, playground, with: Kiwanis Kids Fingerprinting Bike Rodeo 2 to 5 p.m. — Iris Festival Flower Show, Alice Boyle Garden Center 11:30 a.m. — Children’s Pet Show, Heath Pavilion

Children’s activities will be held at the tennis courts and surrounding areas. Sponsored by The Tuomey Foundation, SAFE SEE FESTIVAL, PAGE A8

ENTERTAINMENT 11:30 a.m. — Dreamworks Dance, Main stage 11:30 a.m. — Children’s Pet Show, Heath Pavilion Noon — Jeremy & Tazz, Garden Street stage 12:15 p.m. — Allison Skipper, Main stage 1 p.m. — Freed School of Performing Arts, Main stage 1 p.m. — Prettier than Matt, Garden Street stage 1:30 p.m. — Aldersgate UMC Palms of Grace, Main stage 2 p.m. — Topper, Garden Street stage 2:15 p.m. — Academy of Martial Arts, Main stage 3 p.m. — Robert Gibbs & Mark Sobus, Garden Street stage 3:30 p.m. — Zumba, Main stage 5 p.m. — SEACO Music Guitar Student Showcase, Garden Street stage 6 p.m. — Unbroken Circle, Garden Street stage Sunday 1 p.m. — Lexi the Clown, Main stage 1 p.m. — Cross Anchor Quartet, Main stage 1 p.m. — Ikeda Ensemble, Garden Street stage

DEATHS Rufus Ragin Edward H. Marsh Rebecca Harvin Cheryl D. Laney Lillian Coker Viger

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Mariah McKellar of the Sumter Education Task Force and Sumter School District trustee the Rev. Ralph Canty speak after the first meeting of the 45-member Policy and Procedures advisory subcommittees Tuesday.

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2 p.m. — 4 Way Stop, Garden Street stage 3 p.m. — Sumter High Gospel Quartet, Main stage 3 p.m. – Sumter Civic Chorale, Patriot Hall 3:30 p.m. — Gospel music, Main stage 4 p.m. — Hands of Worship Dancers, Main stage Featuring live entertainment at the Heath Gardens Main Stage, the Garden Street Stage and the Bland Garden Gazebo. Ongoing Events 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday • Art in the Gardens • Gateway to Gardening • Arts and Crafts/Food Court/Marketplace • Just Kidding Around Children’s Area • Quilts of Valor, closes at 5 p.m. • Head Turnerz Classic Car Show (Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) • Military Veterans’ Display, closes at 5 p.m. • Sumter Cruisers Show & Shine (Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) • Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall (until 7 p.m., also open Monday)

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Multiple people arrested on drug, gun charges unlawful carrying of a pistol, as were Shakeela Bell, 19, of 1230 S. Pike E., Toney Bell, 29, of 1850 Campbell Court, Clyde Butler, 28, of 8238 Rufus Drive, Patrick Lamar Simon, 21, of 675 Mathis St., and Keith Tomlin, 23, of 346 Bowman Drive. Separately, Charon Rhodes, 29, of 4515 U.S. 15 North, was charged with possession of cocaine, and Edward Frederick Williams, 22, of 66 Milton St., was charged with possession of crack cocaine.

BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Several people were arrested on drug and gun charges Tuesday night during a community police action in multiple neighborhoods. Eric Bell, 26, of 214 Robney Drive, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, and Andrew Tarell Devon Wheeler, 22, of 342 Bowman Drive, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were also charged with

About 8 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Sumter Police Department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team and the Organized Crime and Vice Crime Unit on patrol in the neighborhood approached a home at 342 Bowman Drive where several individuals were standing on the porch. Officers reportedly noticed a medicine bottle containing suspected crack cocaine sitting on the porch, of which suspect Eric Bell reportedly claimed ownership. Simon, one of the people on

the porch, reportedly fled into the house and locked the door. Police broke through the door and detained Simon and Wheeler, the resident. Inside the home, officers reportedly seized 14.5 grams of marijuana and two digital scales. Underneath the porch, officers reportedly uncovered a black handgun, and when none of the group would claim it, all the suspects were charged with possession of the firearm. Earlier, in the 300 block of

Pinson Street, another Neighborhood Enforcement Team encountered a group including Rhodes and Williams. Williams is accused of removing a bag of suspected crack cocaine from his pocket and attempting to dispose of it. Officers also looked into a car belonging to Rhodes which reportedly contained a digital scale which field-tested positive for elements of cocaine. Both suspects were arrested and transported to SumterLee Regional Detention Center.

Festival flower show will feature patriotic theme Extension will have several educational booths, and of course, the Master Gardeners will be From novice to expert, the out there. There will be a few Iris Festival will feature garden- other people out there with ing opportunities for everyone. benches and bird houses.� Art in the Gardens and GateThe Mary Hinson Flower way to Gardening are ongoing Show will take place from 2 to 5 events that will take place from p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sat- Sunday in the Alice Boyle Garurday. Sunday, they’ll be from den Center. A ribbon-cutting 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ceremony to officially open the “Basically you’ll be able to show will be held at 1:45 p.m. get anything you could want for Saturday with the posting of the your yard from yard art colors, pledge of alleto flowers,� said Chairgiance and a solo woman Lynn Kennedy. ON THE NET being sung. “We have more venThere are two dedors than we ever had Read this sign divisions: tri-color, before. We sold out of story in which deals with fresh spots for arts and crafts its entireplants, and designer’s this year, so we’ve had ty online at choice, which can into sit some vendors theitem.com. clude dried materials. over on the north side.� There is also a hortiSharon Rogers, who culture category. has handled these sections of As it is an open flower show, the festival for at least a dozen anyone can enter, Edmunds years now, agreed. said. The plan is to accept hor“Some will have painted ticulture entries through this afgourds, and several vendors ternoon. Top awards and five will have plants,� said the coawards of merit will be given. owner of Rogers Greenhouses. With the Vietnam Traveling “Some will have tropical plants, Memorial Wall being part of the just roses, hanging baskets and Iris Festival this year, the theme perennials. Somebody is comis “Proud to be an American.� ing out with trellises. We’ve got For more information, call one vendor doing the compost (803) 436-2640 or visit irisfestiwith worm castings. Clemson val.org. BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

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Groups will meet to place flags on veterans’ graves The Sumter County Veterans Association groups will meet at the Ag Building of the Sumter County Fairgrounds at 8 a.m. Saturday to distribute flags to be placed on veterans’ graves in observation of Memorial Day.

Ribbon cutting held today for new sheriff’s office Law enforcement officers and county officials will gather

today for the formal opening of the new Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. A ribbon cutting will take place at 2 p.m. at the new sheriff’s headquarters, 1281 N. Main St. “Celebration ceremonies� are scheduled to continue until 5 p.m. at the offices. Sheriff’s deputies began moving into the 18,000-squarefoot building last month from the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center on East Hampton Street, which they had shared with the Sumter Police Department.

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Belk gives back to local school BY JAMIE H. WILSON Special to The Item In commemoration of their 125th anniversary, local Belk employees donated amenities to Willow Drive Elementary School. On Wednesday, about 10 employees from the local Belk department store worked in the teacher’s lounge at the school, building two bookshelves and a picnic table as well as painting art for the school. “We are using this as an outreach to the elementary schools,� said Jimmy Cusack, visual manager at the Sumter Belk. “Many of these kids’ parents are customers, and we want to give back to our community.� The Belk Corp. is teamed up with Points of Light, a nonprofit organization that operates various volunteer efforts to coordinate projects across the nation. According to a statement from Points of Light, Belk employees across the nation will “paint classrooms, build bookcases, beautify school grounds, plant gardens, update playgrounds, install educational murals and more� in schools located in low-income areas.

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‘Gambler’ named No. 1 fighter pilot in Air Force with 2 awards BY CAPT. ANN BLODZINSKI, 20TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS Special to The Item After returning from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on April 13, a 77th Fighter Squadron weapons officer has more than just a homecoming to celebrate. Capt. Hugh Walker was welcomed home with two prestigious awards, the Lt. Col. Anthony C. Shine Award and the Robbie Risner Award. The Lt. Col. Anthony C. Shine Award, awarded by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, focuses attention on and accords recognition to an outstanding fighter pilot for proficiency and professionalism in flying a fighter aircraft, making him the No. 1 fighter pilot in the Air Force. “Capt. Walker is the epitome of what being a weapons officer is all about,� said Lt. Col. Johnny Vargas, 77th FS commander. “He is humble, approachable and credible. He has instructed the men and women of the 77th FS and taken us to a level of capability previously not thought possible, enabling us to excel during combat operations in both Libya and Afghanistan. He is a true professional both on the ground and in the air. He is a warrior. He is a fighter pilot.� Current Shaw Air Force Base leaders Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells, 9th Air Force commander, and Col. Clay Hall, 20th

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Hugh Walker, also seen at top right; Maj. Brian Grossweiller; Capt. Jason Blodzinski; Capt. Joe Schenkel; and Capt. Patrick McAndrew, 77th Fighter Squadron pilots, depart the Shaw flightline after returning from Afghanistan on April 13. Capt. Walker was recently awarded the Lt. Col. Anthony C. Shine Award and the Robbie Risner Award for his contributions as a fighter pilot and weapons officer.

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flying community that the Risner Award in combat aviation is like the Heisman Trophy in college football, said Vargas. “Capt. Walker epitomizes the determination and leadership of the award’s namesake as he continually strives to train the men and women of the 77th FS and the 20th Fighter Wing,� said Col. Clay Hall, 20th FW commander. “Robbie Risner

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Writer expresses opinions on Tuomey case BY EARL REESE Special to The Item

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer, Earl Reese of Sumter, is a consultant and blogger who has worked for several local automotive dealers as an Internet sales specialist. He is married to Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” Reese, a current member of Tuomey Healthcare System’s board of trustees, and chief of medical staff.

omey’s lawyers and board have chosen this fight. That is patently untrue and since the trial is over it can be stated unequivocally. Tuomey, early on, accepted two separate offers of settlement made by the Department of Justice which were then inexplicably withdrawn by the government. Although exact details of settlement mediation are confidential, it is safe to say that all other “offers of settlement” from the DOJ far exceeded the actual jury award. Why? The answer is in Tuesday’s article. The DOJ wanted this decision to use as a hammer on literally hundreds of other hospitals that have similar physician agreements. It’s what your tax dollars buy. Then the editors at The Item suggest the community owns Tuomey and that some evil, nefarious usurpers have “commandeered” the hospital. Neither are factual. Timothy Tuomey’s will specifies how the entity that has become Tuomey is owned and is to be governed. This is specific and intended to be for the good of the community. Contrary to inflammatory and incorrect assertions no one person or any group has “commandeered” Tuomey Healthcare System. Further, I have news for the editors at The Item. The Tuomey administration and board have earned great respect among

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sat through Tuomey’s whole four-week second trial (less one day). No editor or past employee of The Item was there nor were any other members of our community. I wrote this column to help correct some of the many misstatements, erroneous ideas and unsupported assumptions in last Sunday’s editorial “Time for major changes at Tuomey” (http:// bit.ly/11exa1N). Then Tuesdays’ edition contained the article “Tuomey verdict may have lingering effects” (http://bit.ly/16Qo8dN) which is important to the understanding of the very real “truth is stranger than fiction” situation Tuomey has found itself in. Let’s start there. Sunday’s editorial, was, the way I saw it, virtually all fiction and unsubstantiated opinion. By that I mean I found only two statements of fact which I know to be correct and many that are not correct. The Item has consistently said or insinuated Tu-

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| the professional medical and health law circles for this forced battle with an overreaching government. And aside from this Drakeford lawsuit, Tuomey was and is highly successful in a very tough business and underserved market. Further, I have to wonder about motivation when the editors think private, volunteer members of a board should resign because they dared tell the truth in a court of law and under oath. The conflict of interest claim just doesn’t carry water. Another sentence by the editors starts, “It’s obvious to everyone in the community ...” Well, no it isn’t. Most of the good folks of this community haven’t a clue as to what the issues at hand are. How could they? The law is both arcane and complicated. Consider that top state and national lawyers and experts in market value were in Tuomey’s corner and Tuomey still lost the jury. Then, The Item has done its best to add to misunderstanding and confuse its readers with nonfacts and inflammatory statements. Little is obvious beside the facts in testimony that Dr. Drakeford was dissatisfied with the dollars offered in contract negotiations. So, then he filed a lawsuit and involved the DOJ. All the while Tuomey’s administration had worked diligently to do the

best for Sumter by trying to guarantee quality doctors for the community and did that with the expertise of nationally recognized experts and health care lawyers. In the end, 10 good people ruled on very highly complex issues with which they were totally unfamiliar. The editors at The Item have wanted Tuomey’s administration fired for a very long time. Now they want legal counsel fired, too, and board members replaced with The Item’s editors’ handpicked ones. I have to ask why. Why does the ownership of The Item want administrators and board members of a private organization fired? The editors contend Tuomey doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Nothing could be further from the truth as I see it. For reasons best not discussed yet there are many twists and turns still most probably ahead. While I can’t speak for the board, my understanding is that both the administration and counsel have the confidence of the board. It would be beyond stupid to change anything in mid-stream. The editors try to make this out as some sort of criminal action. It was not and the suggestion is disingenuous. No one was “convicted” of breaking a/the law. Juries in a civil action do not “convict.” Tuomey was found to be not in compliance with a civil, not criminal, portion of the law. Interestingly, the possi-

bly top legal expert in the nation on this matter, a professor of law who teaches this very Stark law at two different law schools, said under oath in testimony that the law the government was claiming damages under didn’t even apply to the Tuomey situation. The editors go on to place a veiled innuendo about repercussions on Tuomey employees for speaking up. I suggest they, themselves, speak up if there is evidence of that. Such should not be tolerated but unsubstantiated gossip by unnamed people is below honest editors. The Tuomey board is drawn from local leaders. It is a nonpaid position and members are rotated through years in service. Anyone can put themselves up for selection by the selection committee. While I believe the three people the editors mentioned would be good board members, they suggested a manner of appointment which is contrary to the manner that new board members are to be appointed. I think those mentioned would be fine member additions and should put themselves up to the selection committee if that is their choice. In the end it is my opinion it’s past time for the owners/ editors of The Item to get on the correct side of this situation. In lieu of that, let’s at least print the facts as they are. Reach Earl Reese at earljreese@gmail.com.

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ASHINGTON — “Horrible customer service.” That’s what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency’s only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment. In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor. Horrible customer service is when every patron in a restaurant finds a fly in his soup. Charles KRAUTHAMMER But when the maitre d’ screens patrons for their politics and only conservatives find flies paddle-wheeling through their consomme, the problem is not poor service. It is harassment and invidious discrimination. And yet both the acting and the previous IRS commissioners insisted that the singling out of groups according to politics was in no way politically motivated. More hilarity. It’s definitional: If you discriminate according to politics, your discrimination is political. It’s a tautology, for God’s sake. The IRS responds

that this classification was for efficiency, to cut down on overwork. Ridiculous. How does demanding answers to endless intrusive and irrelevant questions, creating mountains of unnecessary paperwork for both applicant and IRS, reduce workload? We are further asked to believe that a cadre of Cincinnati GS-11s is a hotbed of radical-left activism in America. Is anyone stupid enough to believe that? That’s why the IRS scandal has legs. And because pulling the myriad loose ends of this improbable tale will be the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Democrat Max Baucus. So much for any reflexive administration charge of a partisan witch hunt. On Wednesday, however, the issue was in the hands of the House Oversight Committee. It allowed Lois Lerner, the IRS official who had already apologized for targeting tea party groups, to read an opening statement claiming total innocence: “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other

congressional committee.” She then refused, on grounds of self-incrimination, to answer any questions. Perhaps not wanting to appear overbearing, Chairman Darrell Issa gave her a pass, pending legal advice on whether she had forfeited her Fifth Amendment shield by making a statement. Then again, Lerner’s performance may not have endeared her to the average viewer. Her arrogance reminded anyone who needed reminding why the IRS is so unloved. Try saying what she said — I deny, I deny, I deny, and I refuse to answer any of your questions — when you’re next called in for an IRS audit. Does the IRS scandal go all the way up to the top? As of now, doubtful. It’s nearly inconceivable that anyone would be

stupid enough to have given such a politically fatal directive from the White House (although admittedly the bar is rapidly falling). But when some bureaucrat is looking for cues from above, it matters when the president of the United States denounces the Supreme Court decision that allowed the proliferation of 501(c)4s and specifically calls the resulting “special interest groups” running ads to help Republicans “not just a threat to Democrats — that’s a threat to our democracy.” That’s especially telling when it comes amid letters from Democratic senators to the IRS urging aggressive scrutiny of 501(c)4 applications. A White House can powerfully shape other perceptions as well. For years the administration

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Utilities truck driver ticketed in wreck

From left, Girl Scout Cadette Jillian Vanderpool of Troop 5111 presents 1,000 copies of her Swan Lake Scavenger Hunt for Kids to Friends of Swan Lake president Mary Gene White and Mayor Joe McElveen as the Friends board of directors looks on. Jillian researched, devised and carried out the activity to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest a Cadette can achieve.

The driver of a Sumter Utilities truck that fell off the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge last week was ticketed for driving an unsafe vehicle, the Charleston Police Department said Thursday. Ronald Anthony Garvin, 38, of Semaht Street on James Island, was driving the Freightliner truck after 3 p.m. May 15 when a boom jutting from its side caught the Meeting Street exit sign on southbound U.S. Highway 17, the police said. The truck hit a concrete wall and tumbled off the edge to the ground 36 feet below. The mangled sign was dislodged and fell with it, but the overpass’ structure remained sound. Garvin and his passenger, 41-year-old Matthew Wayne Fluharty of Vista Drive in Ladson, were seriously injured. S.C. Electric & Gas said the crew had been contracted to do work for the company, but it didn’t specify the job. Police spokesman Charles Francis said Thursday that investigators issued Garvin a citation because the truck’s boom hadn’t been secured.

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Scout’s scavenger hunt highlights Swan Lake BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com Beginning today, young people visiting Swan Lake-Iris Gardens will be able to participate in a game developed by a local girl that’s not just fun but educational as well. Jillian Vanderpool of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 5111 spent more than a year doing extensive research on the gardens for her Silver Award project. The 14-year-old eighth grader already has a vest that’s covered in badges and patches for her accomplishments in Scouting, but she said the Swan Lake Scavenger Hunt for Kids has required many more hours of work. Jillian said she first got the idea for the scavenger hunt when her family was visiting Fort Sumter, which has a similar project to help

young people learn more about history. Her own project is as much a fun lesson on nature as it is on history. To earn the Silver Award, which is the highest award a Cadette can earn, she had to complete what’s called a Cadette Journey. The steps include identifying issues you care about, exploring your community, picking and developing a project in your local community, devising a plan and carrying it out, and last, “reflect, share your story and celebrate.� Picking the location was easy: Jillian said Swan Lake is one of her favorite places in Sumter. When she found there was no activity for children to teach them the history of what is often called “Sumter’s centerpiece,� she began planning her project. The result is a pam-

phlet with fill-in-theblank questions, puzzles, a word search and other activities that require some exploration of the gardens. Jillian said she then “planned an event with over 200 other Girl Scouts to get feedback.� Evaluations from the Scouts resulted in some editing to the brochure, which was presented on Thursday morning to Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen and the board of directors of the Friends of Swan Lake. As it turned out, there were a couple of questions even a few of them couldn’t answer.

Today is Education Day at the Sumter Iris Festival, so Jillian’s scavenger hunt will get its first real trial. Students from schools across Sumter will enjoy pontoon boat rides, Art in the Park and other activities. As they complete Jillian’s puzzles, they’ll be able to identify species of trees and birds, locate sculptures and individual gardens and learn about the origin of the

gardens, the Japanese irises and more. Visitors to Swan Lake for many years to come will be able to participate in the scavenger hunt, too, as Jillian has provided the means for the city to print as many of the illustrated pamphlets as they need. Here’s a sample question: The ___________ swan has an unusual 6 percent divorce rate.

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EARLY DEADLINE: Deadline for Church News to be published in the May 31 edition of The Item is noon today. Amazing Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 7 Providence St. (United Order of Tent building), announces: * Sunday, June 9 — Church’s first worship service at 10 a.m. A celebration service will be held at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Enrichment Center. Pastor Reginald Byrden, of Gill Creek Baptist Church, Columbia, will speak. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan, announces: * Sunday, June 9 — 30th annual youth day services at 10 a.m. Floyd Keels, president and CEO of Santee Electric Coop., will speak. Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive, Summerton, announces: * Saturday, June 1 — Prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. honoring Virginia P. Lawson. Evangelist Barbara L. nelson, of Dania Beach, Fla., will speak. Donation: $10. Briggs Chapel Baptist Church, 7135 Wash Davis Road, Summerton, announces: * Tuesday-Thursday, May 28-30, and Sunday, June 2 — 18 year anniversary services for the Rev. Bobby McDonald as follows: 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Rommie William will speak; 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Jonathan Smith will speak; 7 p.m. Thursday, Elder Sampson Pearson will speak; and 11 a.m. Sunday, Minister Arkus Frierson will speak. Calvary Baptist Church, 459 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, announces: * Saturday, June 1 — MidCarolina Singing at 7 p.m. featuring the Beulah Land Quartet and Cedar Creek Quartet. Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1275 Oswego Highway, announces: * Sunday — 37th anniversary celebration of soloist Clara Pringle at 4 p.m. On the program: Gospel Tones, Majestic Gospel Singers and more. Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham Road, announces: * Saturday, June 1 — Community day gospel singing from 1 to 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be served. Church of Christ at Kingsbury Road, 215 Kingsbury Road, announces: * Sunday-Saturday, June 1 — 15th annual Central Carolina School of Preaching Lectureship as follows: 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, dinner provided; 7 nightly Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday. Speakers will vary. Church of God of Prophecy, 720 Boulevard Road, announces: * Sunday, June 2 — Gospel singing at 11 a.m. featuring Pine Ridge Singers. Call (803) 7754267 or visit www. sumterblvdcogop.com. Clark United Methodist Church, 2980 U.S. 401 N., Oswego Highway, announces: * Sunday — Children / Youth Sunday with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. worship. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 25 Community St., announces: * Sunday — Pre-Memorial Day worship at 11 a.m. All veterans and active duty military members will be recognized. * Sunday, June 2 — Communion worship experience at 11 a.m. Wear white and/or black attire. * Sunday, June 23 — Homecoming celebration at 4 p.m. Pastor Larry C. Weston, of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Refreshments will be served immediately after worship. Cross Road CFM / St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 845 Webb St., announces: * Saturday, June 8 — Community Extravaganza 2013 11 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring various speakers, vendors, gospel singing, mime, praise dancers, food and children’s activities. Cypress Fork Free Will Baptist Church, 5152 N. Brewington Road, Manning, announces: * Saturday — Car wash at Sonic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations only. * Sunday — Gospel singing at 5:30 p.m. featuring One Focus. Refreshments will follow. Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday-Friday, June 16-21 — Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School for children age 3 to middle school. Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. each day. VBS program 6-8 p.m. Call (803) 469-0160 to leave a message and someone will return your call. Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry, 1098 Lemmon Ave. at Boyle’s Point on Wyboo (across from Camp Bob Cooper): * Beginning Sunday, May 26, interdenominational worship program at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday through Sept. 1. The Rev. Dr. Reginald Thackston will speak. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., announces: * Sunday — UMM memorial service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

followed by 11:30 a.m. worship. Fair Heaven Baptist Church, 2909 June Burn Road, Manning, announces: * Sunday — Fifth pastoral anniversary celebration at 3 p.m. Albertis Smiling will speak. Faith Deliverance Temple Church, 130 Corbett St., Mayesville, announces: * Sunday — Gospel singing celebration at 4 p.m. for the 27th anniversary of Deacon Robert W. Smalls and the Spiritual Wisemen. On the program: Sister of Faith, the Gospel Kings, Gospel Tones and many others. Faith Outreach Assembly, 42 Callen Drive, announces: * Saturday — Gospel singing at 2 p.m. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces: * Monday-Friday, June 10-28 — Summer camp 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call (803) 9837966 or (803) 773-5402. Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Oswego Road, announces: * Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21 — Revival at 7 nightly. Bishop Jeffery Johnson will speak. * Monday-Friday, June 24-28 — Team Jesus Vacation Bible School 5:30-7 p.m. for ages 5-16 years old. Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5405 Black River Road, Rembert, announces: * Monday-Thursday, June 10-13 — Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday, June 2 — Holy Communion after 10:15 a.m. worship. * Monday-Friday, June 10-14 — Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. * Sunday, June 16 ��€” Father’s / Men’s Day celebration during 10:15 a.m. worship. House of Judah Worship Center, 3098 White Oak Drive, Davis Station, announces: * Sunday, June 2 — Pentecost service “Reclaim Our Praiseâ€? will be held at 5 p.m. Bishop Micheal Blue, of Door of Hope Christian Church, Marion, will speak. Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces: * Sunday — Women’s Day vision service at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. * Monday-Friday, May 27-31 — Annual prerevival prayer and meditation week (spiritual growth worship experience) at 7 nightly. Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday, June 2 — Usher’s

anniversary program during morning worship. * Monday-Friday, June 10-14 — Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. each day. * Sunday, June 16 — Men’s Day program during morning worship. * Sunday, June 30 — Youth day and tiny tot baby contest. Church school begins at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10 a.m. Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces: * Saturday, June 8 — Knitting Hearts Cafe 10 a.m.-noon. Jane Sterling will speak on inner healing. Continental breakfast included. www. knittingheartsministry.org LaGree AME Church, 2920 Kolb Road, announces: * Sunday — Youth Sunday and “Come As You Are Sunday� at 11 a.m. Anointed Ones will provide music. A love feast will be served. Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 9788 Silver Road, Silver community, Manning, announces: * Sunday — Pastor’s Aide program at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Curtis Canty, pastor of Aimwell Missionary Baptist Church of Pamplico, will speak. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces: * Saturday-Sunday — Family and friends weekend celebration as follows: 9 a.m. Saturday, stewardship workshop by Dr. Travis Holmes followed by fun and games and a cookout 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, worship celebration. * Saturday, June 1 — Sumter Baptist M&E Association will hold ordination worship services at 5 p.m. for Ministers Johnnie M. Gist and Carolyn G. Vaughn. Dr. W.T. Johnson will serve as moderator. * Sunday, June 2 — First Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. The Rev. Alfred Washington will speak. * Monday-Friday, June 10-14 — Vacation Bible School 8-11 a.m. * Saturday, June 15 — Open clothes closet 9 a.m.-noon. Free to the community. * Sunday, June 16 — Father’s Day / Brotherhood ministry’s anniversary program at 10:45 a.m. * Monday-Friday, June 17-July 12 — Summer Academy (kindergarten through fifth grade) 7:3011:30 a.m. Cost: $20 per week. New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway, Manning, announces: * Monday-Friday, June 10-14 — Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4 through sixth grade. Call (803) 4733677.

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Union Hall, 1127 Old Pocalla Road, announces: * Sunday, June 2 — Gospel singing at 4 p.m. for the Corinthians Singers’ 17th anniversary. On the program: Gospel King, New Hope Gospel Singers, Sisters of Faith and more. Union Station AME Church, 945 S. Main St., announces: * Monday-Friday, June 10-14 — Vacation Bible School 5:30-8 p.m.

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St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, announces: * Saturday — Annie Mae Williams Missionary Society prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. The Rev. Donna Jackson, pastor of St. Matthew AME Church, Lynchburg, will speak.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St., announces: * Sunday-Thursday, May 30 — Revival at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 nightly Monday-Thursday. Dr. James S. Hall, pastor of Triumph Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa., will speak.

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St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 5450 Milford Plantation Road, Pinewood, announces: * Saturday — Celebration service of re-commitment and Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. The Rev. Calhoun Walpole, archdeacon of the Diocese of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, will speak.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane, Summerton, announces: * Sunday — Family and friends day.

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Sumter Baptist Missionary and Educational Association, 508 W. Liberty St, announces: * Today — Youth ministry explosion 2013 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St. The Rev. Darren Dixon will speak.

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Pinewood Baptist Church, S.C. 261, Pinewood, announces: * Sunday-Friday, June 9-14 — Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through adult as follows: 6-9 p.m. Sunday; 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 6:30 p.m. Friday, family night and commencement followed by supper. Call (803) 4525373 or visit www. pinewoodbaptist.org. * Sunday, June 30 — Men of Faith in concert at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow. Nursery provided. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit www. pinewoodbaptist.org.

* Sunday — Junior / Senior Trustee Day at 10 a.m. * Sunday, June 2 — The Robert E. Galloway Mass Choir will hold its eighth annual concert at 4 p.m. * Sunday, June 16 — Father’s Day celebration at 10 a.m. * Monday-Friday, June 17-21 — Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m. * Saturday, June 22 — Family and friends fun day 11 a.m.-5 p.m. * Sunday, June 23 — Family and friends day at 10 a.m. * Sunday, June 30 — Annie Mae Williams Missionary Society Day at 10 a.m.

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Hurricane forecast: Another busy Atlantic season 2013 HURRICANE NAMES: FROM ANDREA TO WENDY (AP) — Weather forecasters are predicting another busy Atlantic hurricane season. The storms will get their names from an alphabetical list of 21 names: WHAT NAMES ARE ON THE LIST? Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy. WHO PICKS THE NAMES? The National Hurricane Center started using women’s names for Atlantic storms in 1953; men’s names were added in 1979. The lists are now maintained by the World Meteorological Organization. ARE NAMES REUSED? Yes, there are six lists for the Atlantic that are used in rotation. This year’s list will be used again in 2019. Names are taken off the list and replaced to avoid confusion if a hurricane causes a lot of damage or deaths. For example, Katrina was retired after it devastated New Orleans in 2005. WHEN DO STORMS GET A NAME? Tropical storms are assigned a name when their top winds reach 39 mph. A storm isn’t a hurricane until it has maximum winds of at least 74 mph. WHAT IF WE RUN OUT OF NAMES? The Greek alphabet is used if there are more than 21 named storms in a season. That last happened in 2005; six storms were named Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon and Zeta. WHAT ABOUT STORMS IN THE PACIFIC AND ELSEWHERE? Yes, they get names, too. The lists are also determined by the World Meteorological Organization; the names are ones that are familiar in each region.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, federal forecasters said. Their prediction Thursday calls for 13 to 20 named Atlantic storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there is a 70 percent chance that this year will be more active than an average hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas along the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico coasts, “This is your warning,� acting NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said. A normal year has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major storms with winds more than 110 mph. Last year was the third-busiest on record with 19 named storms. Ten became hurricanes, and two were major storms. That included Sandy, which caused $50 billion in damage even though it lost hurricane status when it made landfall in New Jersey. All the factors that go into hurricane forecasts are pointing to an active season, or an extremely active one, said lead

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Despite the formation of more hurricanes recently, the last time a major hurricane made landfall in the United States was Wilma in 2005. That seven-year stretch is the longest on record.

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DISTRICT from Page A1 said Chairman Keith Schultz at Tuesday’s meeting, marking the first gathering for the group. Canty said part of the reason the extensive review is needed is because of the hasty way the district’s current policies were put in place a few years ago when Sumter schools were consolidated into one district. “The consolidation process was really on a fast track, and before we really knew it, we had been elected to serve as board members for a new district with nothing: no policies, no procedures, just absolutely nothing,” Canty said, adding that the current guidelines were, for the most part, a cobbled integration of the previous policies of former Sumter School Districts 2 and 17. “As we look forward to the future of our district, we recognize the need to revisit many of those policies,” Canty said. Each member of the three subcommittees has been granted “voting privileges” within his or her own subcommittee, however exactly how much authority will be granted to these groups remains unclear. The board’s threetrustee committee — Canty, Karen Michalik and the Rev. Daryl McGhaney — will each chair one of the three subcommittees, and they differed slightly when asked how they would handle any potential changes recommended by the citizen boards, especially if they did not agree with those recommendations. “We (the trustees)

haven’t talked about it, but I think what we’re willingly saying is that whatever our individual committees come up with we will bring before the board,” Michalik said, adding she doesn’t think any recommendations made would be blocked at the committee level. “I will present it to the board, but I don’t have to vote for it,” Michalik said. McGhaney, however, said he thinks anything coming out of his subcommittee would have to be agreed upon by all members of his subcommittee, including himself, before being presented to the full board. “I’m not going to send up anything up that isn’t the consensus of everybody,” McGhaney said, adding any divisions in the subcommittee would require further discussion. Canty, however, said he would definitely present anything coming out of his subcommittee, even if he did not agree with the recommendations. “It would be a total waste of the people’s time if they did not have the opportunity for their decisions to be seen before the total board,” Canty said. “And I’ll be honest with you, I think I’d have a problem voting against it in the board if it comes out of my committee.” “We would short-circuit the process if they did not have some legislative capability,” Canty said. Contact Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.

FESTIVAL from Page A1 Kids Sumter County will have bicycles for the bike rodeo. “We are going to have the kids ride a course,” said Cheryl Jackson, coalition coordinator. “On that course they will use hand signals for turning, right, left and stopping. We will also have the South Carolina Department of Safety with the rollover simulator at the playground. We will be discussing the use of and type of car seat a parent would need for their child. “The Aquatics Center will be there to talk about water safety. Success by 6 will be there. The Kiwanis will be there fingerprinting kids. The Family Health center will be there and the Children’s Trust of South Carolina. The Children’s Trust promotes prevention of injury and abuse of kids.” The fingerprinting and bike rodeo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration for the annual Children’s Pet Show starts at 11 a.m., and children 12 and younger are eligible to participate. The event is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. at the Heath Pavilion. “We’ve done the Children’s Pet show in conjunction with the Iris Festival at least the past 20 years,” said Cindy Cook, manager of the

local Sumter SPCA. The event is hosted by her organization and sponsored by the Bank of Clarendon. “We’re honored to participate in it. There is always good participation, but we always want to see more. I love to see kids with their animals. Kindness toward animals starts with children.” Normally about 30 sign up, she said. There are 10 classes, and trophies one through six will be awarded. Categories include: Cutest, ugliest, largest, smallest, most unusual, best groomed, best personality, most obedient, best trick and best dressed. The “grand prize” this year is a bicycle, Cook said, that can be viewed in the lobby of the SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive. “Anyone who participates is eligible to win the bicycle, even if you don’t win anything during the pet show,” Cook said. “But usually most everybody wins something. Even if your pet doesn’t do tricks, come out and enter it in another category.” A large trophy will be awarded to the winner of the best of show class. For more information, call (803) 436-2640 or visit irisfestival.org. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

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SPORTS FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

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

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Schumacher finds home in Presbyterian College BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com After a dismal senior year in which his team won just two games, Thomas Sumter Academy soccer standout John Luke Schumacher struggled with what to do next. “I was actually not planning on playing at all,” Schumacher said. “I was going to try and walk on at Clemson, but then that didn’t work out. I talked with Fran-

cis Marion’s coach and that didn’t work out. I had known (Presbyterian College’s) coach for awhile, and we figured out that’s where I wanted to go regardless of if I was going to play soccer or not, so I called him up and he said there was a spot on the team for me.” So Schumacher has signed to play collegiately with PC. It was hard enough to have a disappointing senior campaign, but perhaps just as tax-

ing was the fact Schumacher’s coach was his father, Paul. Former TSA head coach Brian Joyce retired after last season, giving way to his 7-year assistant in Schumacher. “Typically the SCHUMACHER bar for his behavior and performance was always higher than anyone else’s because I didn’t want anyone to feel like he was get-

ting preferential treatment from me as a coach,” the Generals first-year head coach said. “He’s persevered over the years and played outside his age group in club soccer.” As both dad and coach, Paul said John Luke perhaps gained far more from a losing season than he ever did from a winning one. “I think he’s going to have to work very hard to earn a spot and get playing time,” the TSA head coach said. “I

hope high school has taught him that things don’t always go your way, but you’ve got to work as hard as you can. I’m more proud of him from his leadership development where he really tried to encourage, teach, be a coach on the field and refused to get frustrated or give up.” John Luke, who was a part of two SCISA 2A state championship teams, said his final SEE SCHUMACHER, PAGE B6

USC swept in tourney BY NEIL WHITE The State HOOVER, Ala.— Jordan Montgomery’s throw on a bunt play in the second inning sailed over first baseman LB Dantzler’s head and with it sailed South Carolina’s chances to avoid elimination in the SEC baseball tournament. The erTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS rant toss by Vanderbilt’s Connor Harrell (20) flips over South Carolina second baseman Max Schrock on the final play of the Com- the sophomodores’ 4-3, 10-inning win in the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday in Hoover, Ala. USC was elimi- more leftnated from the tournament. hander led HOLBROOK to three unearned runs that proved critical in a 10-inning, 4-3 loss to No. 1 VanderGame 9 -- (7) Alabama 7, (6) Mississippi 5 Single Elimination Game 10 -- (1) Vanderbilt 4, (4) South Carolina 3 Tuesday bilt in a losers’ bracket Game 11 -- (3) Arkansas 4, (2) LSU 1 Game 1 -- (6) Mississippi 4, (11) Kentucky 1 game Thursday afterGame 12 -- (9) Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State, late Game 2 -- (7) Alabama 6, (10) Auburn 3 Friday Game 3 -- (9) Texas A&M 6, (8) Florida 3 noon at the Hoover Met. Game 13 -- (7) Arkansas vs. (2) LSU, 4 p.m. Game 4 -- (5) Mississippi State 2, (12) Missouri 1 The quick elimination Game 14 -- Vanderbilt vs. Loser Game 12, 7:30 p.m. Double Elimination Single Elimination Wednesday dropped USC’s conferSaturday Game 5 -- (3) Arkanasas 2, (6) Mississippi 1 ence tournament record Game 15 -- Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 11, 1 p.m. Game 6 -- (2) LSU 3, (7) Alabama 0 Game 16 -- Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 12, 4:30 p.m. Game 7 -- (9) Texas A&M 5, (1) Vanderbilt 0 over the past five seaSunday Game 8 -- (5) Mississippi State 5, (4) South Carolina 3 sons to 4-12. Conrad Game 17 -- Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16, 4:30 p.m. Thursday Gregor’s bases-loaded

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Inglis upsets top seed in PPO BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

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Alexandra Morozova returns a shot during her second-round match against No. 4 seed Fatma Al Nabhani in the Palmetto Pro Open on Thursday at Palmetto Tennis Center. Morozova won the match 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Palmer lead Colonial; Gainey 3 shots back BY STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Palmer was standing in the fairway on his last hole Thursday when his longtime caddie GAINEY and fellow Colonial member issued a challenge. James Edmondson, who won his third Colonial club

championship last year, told Palmer that a birdie would match the caddie’s low round at Hogan’s Alley. “What do you do when you get that thrown at you,” Palmer said. Palmer hit his approach to 5 feet at the 388-yard ninth hole for an 8-under 62 that matched the lowest PGA Tour first round at Colonial. That put him a stroke SEE COLONIAL, PAGE B2

Maddison Inglis was honest. “I really had no expectations for this match,” Ingliss said. The match was the second- INGLIS round matchup the 15-year-old Australian qualifer had against fellow countryman and No.1 seed Sally

Peers on Thursday in the Palmetto Pro Open at Palmetto Tennis Center. Oh, and by the way, this is Inglis’ first professional tournament — ever. All Inglis did was roll to a 6-2, 6-2 victory to advance to today’s quarterfinal round. “Honestly, I just wanted to win one match in the qualifying round,” Inglis said of her expectations entering SEE PPO, PAGE B6

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Ryan Palmer lines up a putt on the fifth hole during Thursday’s first round of the Colonial tournament in Forth Worth, Texas. Palmer leads at 8-under par.

Kenseth looks to continue winning BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Matt Kenseth is ready to get back to work. Kenseth and his firstyear team at Joe Gibbs Racing have had plenty to celebrate this season with a Sprint Cup-best three victories and seven top10 finishes in 11 events. But he wasn’t a factor in last week’s KENSETH all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and knows he’s got some challenges to overcome before getting back to his winning ways at the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night. “Last weekend didn’t exactly go as planned,” said Kenseth, who wound up ninth in the all-star event. Judging from Kenseth’s past performances in the 600, he might only need a couple of fast laps to turn things around. The 2003 champion won the circuit’s longest race in 2000, then finished among the SEE NASCAR, PAGE B7

RBI single past a drawnin infield provided the walk-off run in the 10th inning. But the game likely never reaches extra innings if Montgomery throws that second-inning ball into Dantzler’s glove. “We gave them three runs because we couldn’t field a bunt,” USC coach Chad Holbrook said. “Quite honestly, that was the difference in the game. If we field that bunt there, we probably win it in nine. We’ve got to make those plays. … We executed them all but one. And that one cost us the game.” Montgomery, who allowed no earned runs on five hits and two walks and struck out eight over his 72/3 innings, understood it marred a fine outing. “That’s a play I SEE GAMECOCKS, PAGE B3

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. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.624 mph. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 195.221. 3. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.094. 4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.595. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.503. 6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.349. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.238. 8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.952. 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.694. 10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.639. 11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 193.444. 12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.292. 13. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 193.271. 14. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 192.961. 15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 192.52. 16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.287. 17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 192.191. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.13. 19. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 192.123. 20. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 191.884. 21. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 191.884. 22. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.727. 23. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 190.988. 24. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 190.826. 25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.792. 26. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 190.665. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.49. 28. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.416. 29. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.409. 30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.241. 31. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 190.047. 32. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.967. 33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 189.793. 34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 189.401. 35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 189.049. 36. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.725. 37. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 188.659. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 188.219.


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Indians thump Red Sox in Francona’s return BOSTON — Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians’ 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park on Thursday night. Francona, let go by Boston after the 2011 season, got a standing ovation after the first inning during a video tribute on the centerfield scoreboard. But FRANCONA he didn’t have to leave the visiting dugout during the game because all of Cleveland’s pitching changes came at the start of an inning. In eight years as manager, Francona led the Red Sox to two World Series championships. In his first year as Cleveland’s manager, he has the Indians in first place in the AL Central after they went 68-94 last season. They’re 22-9 in their last 31 games. BLUE JAYS ORIOLES

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TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion hit his fifth career grand slam, J.P.

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Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury is tagged out by Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes while trying to score on a single by Dustin Pedroia during the third inning of the Indians’ 12-3 victory on Thursday at Fenway Park. It was the return of Indians manager Terry Francona to Boston, where he helped the Red Sox to two World Series titles.

Arencibia homered and drove in four runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 12-6 on Thursday night, spoiling the debut of Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman. Brandon Morrow (2-3) allowed six runs and a season-high 10 hits in seven-plus innings. He walked one and struck out five. NATIONAL LEAGUE PIRATES CUBS

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PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday for their fourth straight win. Leadoff hitter Starling Marte singled and scored in each of the first two innings as Pittsburgh built an early 4-0 lead. The Pirates moved a season-best 11 games over .500 with its 11th victory in 13 games.

The Cubs lost their fourth in a row. Edwin Jackson (1-7) gave up two runs in the first inning and two more in the second. He lasted only three innings and has a 6.11 ERA through 10 starts. Jackson is in his first season with the Cubs after signing a four-year, $52 million contract over the winter as a free agent. From wire reports

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Hamlin takes Coca-Cola 600 pole with record lap CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin isn’t ready to say he’s back, even after winning the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a record-setting qualifying lap Thursday night. He said it would take a win Sunday night or at another Sprint Cup race later in the season before he’s willing to make that declaration. But Hamlin showed he continues to be on the mend after being sidelined for four races with a compression fracture in his lower spine following a March 24 crash involving former teammate Joey Logano. Two weeks after finishing second at the Darlington 500, Hamlin broke the track record with a lap of 195.624 HAMLIN mph to capture his first pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin has a far bigger goal in mind anyway. He and Jimmie Johnson are the only two drivers to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup every year they’ve been eligible.

shooting 5-under 66 in breezy, cool conditions. The 59-year-old Haas, the winner of the major championship in 2006 and 2008, had a bogey-free round. The 50-year-old Waldorf had six birdies and one bogey.

KINGSTON LEADS BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

RICHMOND, Va. — Elon is joining the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2014-15 season. “A big day for Elon,” school President Leo M. Lambert said is making the announcement Thursday in Elon, N.C. He called the CAA a “venerable athletic conference” and said the league is “an ideal fit for Elon,” particularly since 56 percent of Elon’s enrollment hails from within the CAA footprint.

VIRGINIA WATER, England — South Africa’s James Kingston shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday at Wentworth to take the lead during the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship. JAY HAAS, DUFFY WALDORF TOP SENIOR PGA LEADERBOARD

ST. LOUIS — Jay Haas is familiar with Bellerive Country Club — and it showed in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship. Haas, who grew up in nearby Belleville, Ill., and Duffy Waldorf shared the lead Thursday,

LPGA TO USE AS MUCH OF FLOODED COURSE AS IT CAN

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Faced with a flooded course in which some fairways were more suited for fishing than playing golf, the LPGA Tour found a unique solution Thursday. It shortened the Ocean Club to 12 holes for at least the first round of its inaugural Bahamas Classic. The only other option might have been to cancel the tournament. The LPGA Tour policy says a tournament has to be 36 holes to be official, and this likely will be every bit of that — if not more. The tournament will start Friday over 12 holes, and the number of holes could be expanded each day depending on how fast the water drains. The hope was for an 18-hole finish on Sunday. ELON JOINS CAA IN LATEST EXPANSION MOVE

COLONIAL from Page B1 ahead of John Rollins, who had his best round this season. Bishopville native Tommy Gainey is tied for seventh at 5-under par after Thursday’s opening round. For all the rounds Palmer has played at Colonial, where he has been a full dues-paying member since 2010, he had never had such a low score. He generally plays there two or three times a week during the offseason and once or twice during weeks he’s not playing the PGA Tour. “These old men here make me grind because I have to give them so many shots. Maybe that helps,” Palmer said, smiling. “Usually in a practice round, I don’t think I’ve shot below 65. You just don’t grind a lot. In this situation, you grind a little harder. You are able to focus more. When I’m out here with the guys, I mean half the time I might grab a few (beers) for the back nine.” Graham DeLaet, wearing

pants with a plaid design similar to the jacket Colonial winners get, matched Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and John Peterson at 64. Matt Kuchar, No. 13 in the world ranking and the highest-ranked player in the 136-man invitational field, was in a group of six players at 65. Rollins, who like Palmer lives in nearby Colleyville, has playing privileges at Colonial like other PGA Tour players though he doesn’t play the 7,204-yard layout nearly as much as Palmer. “He’s a pretty permanent fixture in the men’s group and everything that goes on out here,” Rollins said. Palmer, the former Texas A&M player who has three PGA Tour victories, had a bogey-free round, hitting 12 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, with his first birdie putt being his longest. He was still even par until his 17-footer on his fifth hole, the 442-yard

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14th, that started his stretch of four consecutive birdies. The only other birdie over 10 feet was a 14-footer at the 391-yard sixth hole. “It’s pretty neat. A lot of fun,” Palmer said. “Being a member here, we played it so many times, James and I. I felt comfortable over every tee shot. I hit driver almost everywhere that I could. I drove it perfectly today I felt. I hit it close a lot and made a lot of putts from about 5 or 6 feet. ... (Playing partner) Brian Stuard’s caddie even made a comment on how comfortable I was because I’ve done it so many times.” In his nine previous PGA Tour appearances at Colonial, Palmer’s only top 10 was a tie for fifth last year. He missed the cut in 2010, the same year he became a full member. Now he finally leads at Colonial after matching his best-ever round on the PGA Tour. “This is what I dream about when I play here every year,” Palmer said. “ This is the one tournament I gear up for the most.”

SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour BMW PGA Championship Second Round from Surrey, England (GOLF). 11 a.m. -- College Baseball: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournment Game from Durham, N.C. -- North Carolina State at Miami (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 11 a.m. -- IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Carb Day from Indianapolis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). Noon -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Senior PGA Championship Second Round from St. Louis (GOLF). Noon -- IRL Racing: Indy Light Series Freedom 100 from Indianapolis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 1 p.m. -- IRL Racing: IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Carb Day from Indianapolis (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 2 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game One -- Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan (ESPNU). 3 p.m. -- College Baseball: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournment Game from Durham, N.C. -- Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Crowne Plaza Invivtational at Colonial Second Round from Fort Worth, Texas (GOLF). 4 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game Two -- Texas A&M at Oklahoma (ESPNU). 6 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game Two -- Washington at Missouri (ESPNU). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Second Round from Paradise Island, Bahamas (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game Three -- Oklahoma at Texas (If Necessary) (ESPN). 7 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game One -- Alabama at Tennessee (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournment Game from Durham, N.C. -- Norht Carolina vs. Clemson (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Philadelphia at Washington or New York Yankees at Tampa Bay (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at New York Mets (SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (WGN). 7:30 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Eastern Conference Playoffs Final Series Game Five -- Ottawa at Pittsburgh (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- WNBA Basketball: Indiana at San Antonio (NBA TV). 8:30 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Eastern Conference Playoffs Final Series Game Two -- Indiana at Miami (TNT). 9 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game Three -- Washington at Missouri (If Necessary) (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- College Softball: NCAA Tournament Super Regional Game One -- Florida State at Texas (ESPNU). 10 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Freddy Hernandez vs. Delvin Rodriguez in a Junior Middleweight Bout from Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2).

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB New York 28 18 .609 – Boston 28 19 .596 1/2 Baltimore 25 21 .543 3 Tampa Bay 24 22 .522 4 Toronto 19 27 .413 9 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 26 19 .578 – Detroit 25 19 .568 1/2 Kansas City 21 22 .488 4 Chicago 21 24 .467 5 Minnesota 18 25 .419 7 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 30 17 .638 – Oakland 25 23 .521 51/2 Seattle 20 27 .426 10 Los Angeles 19 27 .413 101/2 Houston 14 33 .298 16 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 8, Minnesota 3 Texas 3, Oakland 1 Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 3, 10 innings Detroit 11, Cleveland 7 Baltimore 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 1 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Houston 3, Kansas City 1 Thursday’s Games Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late Today’s Games Baltimore (Tillman 3-2) at Toronto (Jenkins 1-0), 7:07 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 0-0) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 4-4), 7:08 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 7-2) at Boston (Lackey 2-4), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 2-2) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 2-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 3-3) at Kansas City (Mendoza 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Miami (Koehler 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 4-5) at Houston (Bedard 0-2), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Grimm 3-3) at Seattle (J.Saunders 3-4), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 4:08 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago White Sox, 7:15 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 7:15 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 28 18 .609 – Washington 24 23 .511 41/2 Philadelphia 23 24 .489 51/2 New York 17 27 .386 10 Miami 13 34 .277 151/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 30 16 .652 – Cincinnati 29 18 .617 11/2 Pittsburgh 28 18 .609 2 Chicago 18 27 .400 111/2 Milwaukee 18 27 .400 111/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 26 21 .553 – Colorado 26 21 .553 – San Francisco 26 21 .553 – San Diego 21 25 .457 41/2 Los Angeles 19 26 .422 6 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 8, Minnesota 3 Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, Milwaukee 2 Colorado 4, Arizona 1 Washington 2, San Francisco 1, 10 innings Pittsburgh 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Philadelphia 3, Miami 0 St. Louis 5, San Diego 3

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NBA PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 1, Indiana 0 Wednesday, May 22: Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 3: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 2, Memphis 0 Sunday, May 19: San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21: San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Saturday, May 25: San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Monday, May 27: San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 29: Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x-Friday, May 31: San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 2: Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 1 Tuesday, May 14: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Friday, May 17: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Sunday, May 19: Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT Wednesday, May 22: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 Friday, May 24: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 26: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBD x-Tuesday, May 28: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBD Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Thursday, May 16: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 19: Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, May 21: Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 23: Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 25: N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 5:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 27: Boston at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Wednesday, May 29: N.Y. Rangers at Boston, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Detroit 2, Chicago 1 Wednesday, May 15: Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Saturday, May 18: Detroit 4, Chicago 1 Monday, May 20: Detroit 3, Chicago 1 Thursday, May 23: Chicago at Detroit, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25: Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Monday, May 27: Chicago at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, May 29: Detroit at Chicago, TBD Los Angeles 2, San Jose 2 Tuesday, May 14: Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Thursday, May 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Saturday, May 18: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Tuesday, May 21: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, May 23: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD x-Tuesday, May 28: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD

GOLF Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,204; Par 70 (35-35) First Round a-denotes amateur Ryan Palmer 31-31—62 -8 John Rollins 32-31—63 -7 Morgan Hoffmann 33-31—64 -6 David Hearn 30-34—64 -6 Graham DeLaet 30-34—64 -6 John Peterson 30-34—64 -6 Daniel Summerhays 34-31—65 -5 Matt Every 33-32—65 -5 Matt Kuchar 33-32—65 -5 Tommy Gainey 33-32—65 -5 Josh Teater 35-30—65 -5 Jordan Spieth 32-33—65 -5 Brendon de Jonge 33-33—66 -4 Carl Pettersson 31-35—66 -4 Marc Leishman 32-34—66 -4 John Huh 33-33—66 -4 Jason Kokrak 36-30—66 -4 Charley Hoffman 30-36—66 -4 Ken Duke 33-33—66 -4 Derek Ernst 33-33—66 -4 Freddie Jacobson 33-33—66 -4 Martin Flores 33-33—66 -4 Chris Stroud 34-33—67 -3 Jeff Overton 33-34—67 -3 D.J. Trahan 33-34—67 -3 Bud Cauley 35-32—67 -3 Michael Thompson 33-34—67 -3 Jason Dufner 34-33—67 -3 Chris Kirk 35-32—67 -3 Bryce Molder 33-34—67 -3 Jonas Blixt 33-34—67 -3 Bob Estes 33-34—67 -3 Ben Kohles 34-33—67 -3 Brian Stuard 32-35—67 -3 Greg Chalmers 33-34—67 -3 Boo Weekley 34-33—67 -3 Brian Davis 34-33—67 -3 Tim Clark 34-33—67 -3 Roberto Castro 32-35—67 -3 Erik Compton 34-34—68 -2 Henrik Stenson 34-34—68 -2 Rory Sabbatini 35-33—68 -2 John Merrick 36-32—68 -2 J.J. Henry 33-35—68 -2 Steve Flesch 35-33—68 -2 Ricky Barnes 32-36—68 -2


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COLLEGE BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS SOUTHERN CONFERENCE at Fluor Field in Greenville Wednesday Game 1 -- (4) The Citadel 6 (5) Appalachian State 5 Game 2 -- (1) Western Carolina 13, (8) Samford 7 Game 3 -- (6) Furman 10, (3) Elon 1 Thursday Game 4 --(7) Georgia Southern 2, (2) College of Charleston 0 Game 5 -- (5) Appalachian State 2, (8) Samford 1 Game 6 -- (3) Elon 18, (2) College of Charleston 8 Game 7 -- (4) The Citadel 12, (1) Western Carolina 11 Game 8 -- (6) Furman vs. (7) Georgia Southern, late Today Game 9 -- (1) Western Carolina vs. (5) Appalachian State, 3 p.m. Game 10 -- Loser Game 8 vs. (3) Elon, 7 p.m. Saturday Game 11 -- (4) Citadel vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m. Game 12 -- Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10, 1:30 p.m. *Game 13 -- Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 5 p.m. *Game 14 -- Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Game 15 -- Championship game, 2 p.m. *If necessary. If Game 13 is not necessary, Game 14 will

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Former Sumter High and Sumter P-15’s standout Jordan Montgomery delivers a pitch in South Carolina’s 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt on Thursday in an elimination game in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

begin approximately 40 minutes after the conclusion of Game 12. BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT at Liberty Baseball Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. Tuesday Game 1 -- (2) Coastal Carolina 6, (7) Longwood 1 Game 2 -- (6) Gardner-Webb 8, (3) High Point 2 Game 3 -- (1) Campbell 4, (8) Charleston Southern 0 Game 4 -- (4) Radford 6, (5) Liberty 3 Wednesday Game 5 -- (7) Longwood 11, High Point 3 Game 6 -- (5) Liberty 2, (8) Charleston Southern 1 Game 7 -- (2) Coastal Carolina 3, (6) Gardner-Webb 2 Game 8 -- (1) Campbell 4, (4) Radford 3 Thursday Game 9 -- (7) Longwood 6, (6) Gardner-Webb 5 Game 10 -- (5) Liberty 3, (4) Radford 2 Today Game 11 -- (1) Campbell vs. (7) Longwood, 10 a.m. Game 12 -- (2) Coastal Carolina vs. (5) Liberty 10, 1:30 p.m. Game 13 -- if necessary, 5 p.m. Game 14 -- if necessary, 8:30 p.m. Saturday Championship Game, 4 p.m. ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE at Conrad Park

in DeLand, Fla. Wednesday Game 1 -- (4) East Tennessee State 4, (5) Stetson 3 Game 2 -- (1) Mercer 12, (8) USC Upstate 6 Game 3 -- (7) Kennesaw State 3, (2) Florida Gulf Coast 1 Thursday Game 4 -- (3) North Florida 6, (7) Lipscomb 1 Game 5 -- (8) USC Upstate 6, (5) Stetson 0 Today Game 6 -- (2) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (7) Lipscomb, 9:30 a.m. Game 7 -- East Tennessee State vs. Mercer, Noon Game 8 -- (7) Kennesaw State vs. (3) North Florida, 3:15 p.m. Game 9 -- (8) USC Upstate vs. Loser Game 7, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Game 10 -- Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 6, 10 a.m. Game 11 -- Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 1:15 p.m. Game 12 -- Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10, 5 p.m. *Game 13 -- Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, TBD *Game 14 -- Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, TBD Sunday Game 15 -- Championship game, 1 p.m. Game 16 -- if necessary, 4:30 p.m. *If necessary. If Game 13 is not necessary, Game 14 will begin approximately 40 minutes after the conclusion of Game 12.

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GAMECOCKS from Page B1 should make 10 out of 10 times,� he said. Vanderbilt (49-8) advances to play Friday against the loser of Thursday night’s game between Mississippi State and Texas A&M. USC (39-18) returns to Columbia to await its NCAA tournament fate. The No. 17 Gamecocks hope to land a hosting role for the regionals. “You never want to come here and go two-and-out, but we haven’t been successful here since 2004,� said Dantzler, who hit his team-leading 15th homer in the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3. “We’re not going to let it get to us. I don’t think it’s going to affect how we play in the (NCAA) regional.� Adam Westmoreland (7-3) took the loss for the second consecutive day after he gave up a hit to Tony Kemp to lead off the 10th inning. After another single off reliever Patrick Sullivan and an intentional walk to load the bases, Gregor pushed his single off Tyler Webb past second baseman Max Schrock, who collided with base runner Connor Harrell as the winning run scored. Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer (2-0) got the win with 41/3 strong innings in relief of left-hander Kevin Ziomek. “The pick-me-up was obviously Carson Fulmer. He pitched very well,� Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin said. “He pitched out of pressure situations the minute he came in.� The Gamecocks collected 11 hits off Ziomek and Fulmer, but they also stranded 13 runners, seven of them from the second through fourth innings when it looked like they might have Ziomek, who beat USC 3-2 in Columbia on May 3, on the ropes. “Ziomek is an amazing pitcher, as is Fulmer,� said USC catcher Grayson Greiner, who had one single and an RBI groundout in the third. “We took good swings on both of them, but we just couldn’t get that big hit with two outs and a man in scoring position. That was the difference in the game.� Holbrook said his hitters must do a better job in key situations, especially with two strikes. “A lot of that is toughness and grit and fighting and trying to use the other side of the field,� he said.

DURHAM, N.C. — Kent Emanuel threw eight scoreless innings, while Cody Stubbs and Brian Holberton each drove in three runs to help North Carolina beat Miami 10-0 on Thursday in pool play of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Emanuel (10-3) allowed four hits for the top-seeded Tar Heels (49-8) in a game called in the eighth inning due to a 10-run mercy rule. UNC got a fast start with Colin Moran getting an RBI single and Holberton adding a two-run single in the third inning. Stubbs finished with four hits.

ACC TOURNAMENT Wednesday (7) Georgia Tech 4, (2) Florida State 3 (6) Virginia Tech 10 (3) Virginia 1 (4) N.C. State 6, (5) Clemson 3 Thursday 11 a.m. -- (3) Virginia 8, (7) Georgia Tech 2 3 p.m. -- (1) North Carolina 10, (8) Miami 0 7 p.m. -- (6) Virginia Tech 3, (2) Florida State 2 Today 11 a.m. -- (4) N.C. State vs. (8) Miami 3 p.m. -- (6) Virginia Tech vs. (7) Georgia Tech 7 p.m. -- (1) North Carolina vs. (5) Clemson Saturday 11 a.m. -- (2) Florida State vs. (3) Virginia 3 p.m. -- (5) Clemson vs. (8) Miami 7 p.m. -- (1) North Carolina vs. (4) N.C. State Sunday 1 p.m. -- ACC Championship

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North Carolina’s Kent Emanuel throws in the second inning during the Atlantic Coast Conference against Miami at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. on Thursday. The Tar Heels blanked Miami 10-0.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Mark Zagunis homered with one out in the

bottom of the ninth inning to give Virginia Tech a 3-2 victory over Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday. Zagunis’ shot over the left field wall against

reliever Gage Smith improved the sixth-seeded Hokies (37-19) to 2-0 in Pool B while dropping the second-seeded Seminoles (44-15) to 0-2 in Durham. From wire reports

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Arkansas rallies past LSU 4-1 HOOVER, Ala. — Arkansas scored the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt by Tyler Spoon in the eighth inning and tacked on two more insurance runs in the ninth to beat LSU 4-1 at the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek (9-2) earned the win, giving up just one unearned run on six hits over eight innings. LSU’s Aaron Nola was nearly as

good, giving up one run in seven innings. Colby Suggs threw a scoreless ninth inning for his 12th save of the season. Arkansas (37-19) outhit LSU (49-9) 12-6. The Razorbacks were led by Matt Vinson and Spoon, who each had three hits. LSU reliever Joey Bourgeois (3-2) took the loss. The Tigers didn’t have any extra-base hits off the Razorbacks’ pitching

staff, which came into the game with the lowest ERA in the country. ALABAMA MISSISSIPPI

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HOOVER, Ala. — Mikey White hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give Alabama a 7-5 victory against Mississippi at the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. From wire reports

SOCON ROUNDUP

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Citadel, App. State, Elon each pick up wins in SoCon tournament GREENVILLE — Fourth-seeded The Citadel knocked off No. 1 seed Western Carolina 12-11 on Thursday at Fluor Field to remain unbeaten in the SouthGRIFFIN ern Conference baseball tournament. The Bulldogs, who improved to 34-24 on the season, won’t play again until Friday at 10 a.m. against either WCU, 39-19, or Appalachian State, who face each other today in an elimination game at 3 p.m. The Citadel scored all of its run in the middle innings — three in the fourth, five in the fifth and four in the sixth. The final four put them up 12-9. Tyler Griffin led the Bulldogs, going 2-for-4 with a home run, four runs batted in and two runs scored. Johnathan Stokes was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI and Bo Thompson had three hits and three runs. Former Wilson Hall and Sumter P-15’s standout Zach Sherrill

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GREENVILLE – Will Callaway’s 2-out RBI single in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as No. 5 seed Appalachian State downed No. 8 seed Samford 2-1 in an elimination game in the Southern Conference baseball tournament on Thursday. Due to Wednesday’s severe weather, the matchup was moved from Fluor Field to Latham Stadium on the campus of Furman University. Appalachian State

improved to 29-23 and will face Western Carolina today at 3 p.m. in an elimination game. Samford ended its season at 27-30. ELON COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

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GREENVILLE – No. 3 seed Elon banged out 19 hits and used an 8-run

fifth inning to blow open a 1-run game en route to an 18-8 win over No. 2 seed College of Charleston in an elimination game in the Southern Conference tournament on Thursday at Fluor Field. Elon, which improved to 28-28, advances to

face the loser of Thursday’s Furman-Georgia Southern game on Friday at 7 p.m. College of Charleston, which lost to Georgia Southern 2-0 earlier on Thursday after the game was rained out on Wednesday, saw its season come to an end with a 31-26 record. Six of Elon’s starters recorded multiple-hit

games, with Alex Swim going 4-for-5 to lead the way and move into a tie for Elon’s career hits lead with 284. College of Charleston’s Car Wise was perfect at the plate on the day, going 4-for-4 with two 2-run home runs and an intentional walk. From wire reports

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RB Choice commits to ‘14 Clemson class R he said. Fuller also had offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State and Louisville. Defensive end Shamiek Blackshear of Bluffton High, the state’s top prospect in the ‘15 class, made a surprise early commitment to South Carolina this week. Blackshear announced his pledge via Twitter. At the same time, his rising senior teammate, defensive lineman K.J. Ford, announced a commitment to NCSU. Blackshear had more than a dozen offers, including Clemson, Alabama, Florida and Southern California. He was visited recently by Gamecock recruiter Everette Sands and then decided to make his pledge. Bluffton head coach Ken Cribb said the timing of Blackshear’s commitment surprised him, but not the fact that he chose USC. “He grew up a Gamecock fan,� said Cribb. Last season, Blackshear had 97 tackles with 17 tackles for loss and five QB sacks. And he’s just 15 years old. “He has grown like a weed,� Cribb said. “He’s so athletic he could be a tight end. He could be a wide receiver. He has great speed and quickness and is very strong.� Blackshear is the second ‘15 commitment for the Gamecocks. LB Kendall Joseph of Belton-Honea Path High is moving toward the end of his recruiting now that he’s cut his list to a final three of Clemson, Duke and Louisville. All three schools have had coaches come through this spring. Clemson recruiter Brent Venables was at practice last week and Joseph talked with him. “He likes the way I move and the way I play,� Joseph said. “He feels I can be a leader on defense at middle linebacker. He’s telling me real good things.� Joseph also has been in touch with his recruiters from Louisville and Duke. “Louisville wants me to come in and be the middle linebacker and the leader of the defense,�

he said. “Duke is showing me a lot of love, saying good things can happen and that Duke is on the rise.� Joseph said he has no favorite among the three and Clemson’s proximity is not a major issue. “It’s a plus for them to be 40 minutes away, but not a big factor in my decision,� he said. “The playing time at each is about the same. Each has a great coaching staff. I can’t go wrong. God will let me know what’s best for me.� Joseph went to a pair of Clemson games last season and to a spring scrimmage. He visited Duke this spring and was at Louisville two weeks ago. He is going back to Clemson in early June and will make his decision around the middle of the month. WR Demarre Kitt of Tyrone, Ga., has set June 10 for his commitment date and is down to Clemson, Tennessee and Ohio Phil State. All KORNBLUT three schools have been by to see him this spring. Kitt is not hinting at a favorite and had high praise for each school during an interview at a recent combine. “Clemson has been in it since Day 1 and they really showed me what I can do when I get there,� Kitt said. “Their depth chart is small right now and I’ve got an opportunity to come in and play as a freshman.� Kitt has visited Clemson on multiple occasions. He’s also been to Tennessee and Ohio State. Kitt added that distance will not be a factor in his decision. Working in Clemson’s favor is his friendship with Tiger QB commitment Deshaun Watson. DE Kendal Vickers of Havelock, N.C., has had his mind made up to go to USC for months, dating back to when former USC recruiting corner

unning back Adam Choice of Thomasville, Ga., ended his recruiting on Wednesday with a commitment to Clemson for the 2014 football class. Choice said on Tuesday Clemson had become his favorite, but was going to wait until a visit next week to possibly commit. However, Choice decided there was no reason to wait. He had also been considering Auburn, Georgia Tech and Texas. Choice attended Clemson’s spring game and started to get the feeling then that Clemson was right for him. “I could really tell they are one big family,� Choice said. “The whole city is behind Clemson and their athletic program. And the more I looked into the school, the academics looked great.� Choice played quarterback last season and rushed for 1,650 yards and 23 touchdowns. He’s Clemson’s seventh commitment for the ‘14 class, third from Georgia and the third RB for the class. The second RB commitment for the Tigers came on Monday in the person of Easley High School’s CJ Fuller. His initials bring to mind Clemson RB great CJ Spiller. “People around here always talk about CJ Spiller and stuff, but I just want to go in there and do my thing and see what happens,� Fuller said. Clemson offered Fuller last season and he has been favoring the Tigers sever since. “It feels great,� he said of the commitment. “It’s just a childhood dream fulfilled. I liked them from Day 1. I went out and I did my job and did my homework on other schools and came to the conclusion Clemson is on top.� Fuller rushed for over 2,000 yards last season in a zone read offense and feels Clemson’s offense will be a great fit. “I like how they put their running backs in space, give them an opportunity to make a move on the linebacker or defensive back,�

assistant Brad Lawing was recruiting him for the Gamecocks. He never publicly committed because early in the school year it did not look like he would qualify. But all of that has changed now. “He’s turned out to be a qualifier,� said Vickers’ head coach Jim Bob Bryant. However, Vickers will not enroll at USC this semester. Bryant said Vickers will enroll at Georgia Military Junior College this fall and will need to be there just one semester. So, he will play this season for GMJC and then he plans to transfer to USC in January, according to his head coach. That transfer, of course, hinges on USC reevaluating Vickers in the fall and deciding to take him. He has been talking with Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams and those talks have been positive for Vickers. Vickers will play DE or outside linebacker at GMJC. Assuming he plays and does not redshirt this season, Vickers would have four years to play three at USC. If counted toward the ‘14 class, Vickers stands as the fourth commitment for that class. RB Derrell Scott of Havelock made an unofficial visit to USC on Saturday with his father. “His dad has not been to South Carolina so this was a look-see opportunity for him,� Coach Bryant said. USC has been strong with Scott for more than a year but other schools, most notably Florida State, have made a move with him in recent weeks. “South Carolina is still in his top five,� Bryant said. FSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oregon round out the five. USC and Clemson have been in this spring. In fact, Clemson has been by twice. Oregon plans a return trip in a couple of weeks. Bryant said Scott will not make a quick decision. “He’ll take his official visits and then decide,� Bryant said.

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DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, Ga., also visited USC on Saturday, the second unofficial visit he’s taken with the Gamecocks. He’s also taken multiple visits to Clemson and plans to revisit there this summer. Williams has said USC and Clemson will be in his top 10 when he puts one together. RB Nick Chubb of Cedartown, Ga., plans to visit his three finalists of USC, Auburn and Georgia one final time before he makes his announcement on Tuesday. Chubb said on Saturday he has scheduled his visit to USC for Monday. He will visit Auburn on Saturday and UGA on Sunday. Chubb last visited USC on April 20. All three schools have been by to see Chubb this spring with the Gamecocks’ GA Mangus dropping in last Monday. “He said they are taking just one back and hopefully it will be me,� Chubb said. “I feel good about them. They were one of the teams I wanted to go to when I was younger.� Chubb said all three schools are equal with him at this point. “My decision will come down to where I feel most comfortable at and where I think will fit me best for my future plans and what I want to accomplish in life.� QB Tyler Harris of Blackshear, Ga., plans to attend a camp at USC this summer based on a conversation he had with the Gamecocks coaching staff recently. “I knew they were pursuing (Drew) Barker pretty hard and after he committed to Kentucky, I got in contact with (USC),� said Harris. “They told me they wanted to see me at camp because they don’t offer guys they haven’t seen. So I’ve got to get up there.�

Since then, USC’s Sands paid Harris a visit. His offers include Alabama, Mississippi State, UK, Troy, South Florida, Samford and Middle Tennessee. Other schools that have visited him include Alabama, Mississippi State, MT, Wisconsin and Western Kentucky. “If I got an offer from South Carolina, they would be one of my favorites,� said Harris. “It’s a good school in the SEC (Southeasatern Conference) and (USC head) Coach (Steve) Spurrier knows how to win games and coach quarterbacks.� Harris plans to take several visits over the summer before narrowing his list. Rising junior WR DJ Neal of Stone Mountain, Ga., committed to USC last week following his spring game. Neal became the Gamecocks’ first commitment for the ‘15 class. Neal had been planning to commit to the Gamecocks ever since he received an offer from them earlier this month. “I felt like I fit in around their program,� Neal said. “The depth chart is what really pulled me towards South Carolina. I think I’ll be able to make big plays for them.� Last season, Neal caught 91 passes for nearly 1,000 yards. Neal said he might visit some other schools over the next several months, but his mind is set on the Gamecocks. “It’s going to be pretty hard to pull me away unless something happens with the depth chart,� Neal said. “That’s the only thing that might change my mind.� Neal said Clemson and Tennessee were the other schools high on his list. He also has offers from Vanderbilt, UNC, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Connecticut.


NBA PLAYOFFS

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

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Memphis’ Zach Randolph (50) and head coach Lionel Hollins study the situation during the first half of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio. The Spurs lead the series 2-0.

Memphis’ Hollins focused on Spurs, not contract BY TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30. He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and has won more games with this team than any other coach. He probably wouldn’t have a problem getting another job, but is very happy with the one he has. And he’s not worrying about what the future holds. “I have a job,� Hollins said. “I’m happy with where we are and excited about what we’re doing. That’s my only concern. Everything else is irrelevant.� New owners took over in November and decided to wait until after the season to see what they had before extending contracts. That has made Hollins a popular potential candidate for other openings. Memphis needs Hollins’ full postseason attention right now with the Grizzlies down 0-2 heading into Saturday’s Game 3 against San Antonio. They rallied from an 0-2 deficit against the Clippers in the first round, becoming only the 10th team to win four straight and the first to win all four by double digits. The challenge now is tougher because no NBA team has won two series in the same postseason after trailing 0-2. Center Marc Gasol said Thursday that Hollins’ focus on the task at hand definitely helps the Grizzlies concen-

trate only on the Spurs right now. “We know that there’s nothing we can do about it right now,� Gasol said of Hollins’ future in Memphis. “Eventually, that’s going to come, and hopefully, it’s going to be solved quickly after we do what we’re supposed to do.� Dealing with adversity is nothing new for Hollins. The sixth selection overall in 1975 by Portland remembers having to wait to make sure his check had cleared in a career that included 673 games five teams. He also has a championship starting for the Trail Blazers in 1977 when they won the NBA title despite starting the finals with an 0-2 deficit themselves. Hollins started coaching at his alma mater Arizona State before returning to the NBA where he worked at Phoenix. He was an assistant on the original Grizzlies’ coaching staff as an expansion franchise in Vancouver in 1995 and even served as interim head coach twice before Memphis hired him the last time in January 2009 as the team’s 11th head coach. “As an assistant coach, I was on a one-year contract that ran out every summer,� Hollins said. “People that have jobs, their contract runs out. You still just have to do what you do while they’re there and while you’re under contract.� Since being brought back in January 2009, all Hollins has done is help the Grizzlies win a little bit more than they did the season before. He’s turned in his best season yet with a franchiserecord 56-26 that includes the most wins at home and on the road.

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MIAMI â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Losing a game at the final buzzer, no less than a playoff game on the road against the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat, would seem to have potential to demoralize the Indiana Pacers. Or not. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our belief,â&#x20AC;? Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Thursday, â&#x20AC;&#x153;has strengthened.â&#x20AC;? Barely 12 hours after LeBron James scored on a drive as time expired in overtime to give the Heat a win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Pacers were more steeled than shaken when they arrived for practice at the arena where it all went awry in the series opener. The second-guessing of Vogelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to keep Roy Hibbert on the bench for the final play was still going strong, but the Pacers insisted that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mentally fine. A short memory would likely help Indiana now, especially with Game 2 of the series back in Miami on Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Very encouraged,â&#x20AC;? Vogel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our belief in our ability to beat this team has strengthened after Game 1. Our familiarity in the playoffs, in the play-

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Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LeBron James (6) scores the winning basket at the buzzer as Indianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paul George (24) and Sam Young (4) look on during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday in Miami. The Heat won 103-102 in overtime.

off series grows with each day, grows with each game, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of things we can definitely do better.â&#x20AC;? And on that point, the Pacers and Heat are in total agreement. For as intense and down-to-the-wire as Game 1 was, with 35 ties or lead changes over 53 scintillating minutes where neither team ever held more than a seven-point lead, both the Pacers and Heat are expecting Friday to simply be better. Matching the level of drama may be difficult, but the actual level of play, they think, will improve. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see how that could be the case, after a series-opener where both teams were turn-

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SCHUMACHER from Page B1 season was his most humbling. “I know that’s kind of harsh, but we were bad,” he said. “I think we won two games and lost 15, but just being able to put out the work even if there is no return back I think really helped me out a lot being able to grow.” Schumacher, who also considered Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and Brevard College in North Carolina, found solace in the fact he knew PC head coach Bret Boulware. Schumacher said he always dreamed of playing at the next level and now might get an opportunity to make an impact right away for the NCAA Division I Blue Hose. “I talked with coach (Boulware)

and the position I play (left back) is actually open so I could be starting as a freshman, which would be pretty cool,” he explained. John Luke will be following in the steps of his older brother, Jake, who signed with Erskine as a goalie. TSA has had success with players moving on the next level and both Schumachers played a role in that. “I’m incredibly proud as a parent and I’ve enjoyed every moment spent on the soccer field,” Coach Shumacher said. “As far as playing Division I, I think it really helps position Thomas Sumter Academy as a place where players can go play and transition to the next level.”

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The Diamond Pro Instructional Baseball Camp will hold two sessions at Patriot Park SportsPlex in June. The camp will be conducted by Sumter High School assistant coaches Frankie Ward and Joe Norris, Laurence Manning Academy head coach Barry Hatfield, SHS junior varsity head coach Robbie Mooneyham and SHS JV assistant David Horton. The first session will be held June 10-13 and the second session will run from June 17-20. The camp is open to children ages 7-14 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. The camp fee is $60 for one session or $100 for two. All campers will receive at t-shirt. For more information, call Ward at (803) 720-4081 or Norris at (803) 9346670. TENNIS LUKE JENSEN CLINIC

A tennis clinic featuring 1993 French Open doubles champion and current ESPN tennis television analyst Luke Jensen will be held on Thursday, May 30, at Palmetto Tennis Center located at 400 Theatre Drive. There will be a juniors session from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an adult session from 6 to 7:30. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, call the PTC at (803) 774-3969 or go to palmettotennis@sumter-sc.com. FOOTBALL OFFICIALS CLASSES

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and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association are offering training classes for new officials for the 2013 season. Classes will be held at the Sumter County Recreation Department every Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Granderson James at (803) 968-2391 or grandersonj@aol.com or Richard Geddings at (803) 468-8858. SHS YOUTH CAMP

The Sumter High School Youth Football Camp will be held June 10-12 at the SHS practice fields. The camp is open to children ages 8-15 at a cost of $45 per camper. Each session will run from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, call SHS head coach Reggie Kennedy at (803) 351-0789 or e-mail him at John.Kennedy@sumterschools.net. BASKETBALL SUMTER CHRISTIAN CLINICS

There will be three sessions of the Sumter Christian Basketball Clinic held over the summer. The clinics, which will be ran by Bobby Baker, Tom Cope and Jim Davis, are scheduled for June 10-14, June 24-28 and July 15-19. The first session is for children in grades 3-6, the second is for grades 6-9 and the third is for grades 9-12. The clinic will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost of each session is $45 per camper. T-shirts will be given and trophies will be awarded. For more information, call Sumter Christian School at (803) 773-1902.

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PPO from Page B1 the USTA $10,000 women’s pro circuit event. “I hadn’t won a match since I came to America.” Inglis, who is from Perth, has been in the United States for about three weeks, playing ITF junior events in Florida. She has gone from not winning on the junior level to six straight victories in the PPO -four in the qualifying round to reach the main draw and the two victories there. So was Inglis simply playing at the wrong level to begin with? No, I don’t think so,” she said with an embarrassed smile and laugh. Inglis will try to make it seven straight wins today against another seed, No. 8 Elisabeth Fournier of Canada. Fournier defeated Alexandra Starkova 7-5, 6-0 on Thursday. One other seeded player fell on Thursday in No. 4 Fatma Al Nabhani. Alexandra Morozova defeate Al Nabhani 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals. Morozova will take on seventh-seeded Jamie Loeb, who defeated Magdalena Ekert 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday. Brooke Austin, the No. 6 seed and the PPO runner up in 2011, reached the quarters by beatin Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit 6-3,

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Josie Kuhlman returns a backhand shot in her doubles match in the Palmetto Pro Open on Thursday at Palmetto Tennis Center. Kuhlman and Sydney Campbell ombined to beat the No. 4 team of Stephanie Kent and Ashley Murdock 6-1, 6-4.

7-5. She will face thirdseeded Alexandra Mueller, who rallied to beat Csilla Borsanyi 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday. While Austin has not won as a professional, Mueller is a 6-time singles champion on the Pro Circuit. Trailing 5-4 in the second set and facing elimination, Mueller won seven of the next eight games to take control. Completing the singles quarterfinals are No. 5 seed and 2-time PPO semifinalist Piia Suomalainen and Hiroko Kuwata. Suomalainen got past Stephanie Kent 7-6(4), 6-3, while Kuwata took down Michelle Sammons 6-2, 6-3. The matchups for the doubles semifinals were set on Thursday. The top-seeded team of Loeb and Sanaz Marand will face Sydney Campbell and Josie Kuhlman in one semifinal. The other

semifinal will pit Borsanyi and Katerina Stewart against the No. 2 team of Mueller and Kristy Frilling. Loeb and Marand defeated Martina Frantova and Belinda Woolcock 6-0, 1-6, 10-3 on Thursday in one quarterfinal match. Campbell and Kuhlman advanced past the No. 4 team of Kent and Ashley Murdock 6-1, 6-4, Stewart and Borsanyi took down Jessica Lawrence and Sammons 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 and Mueller and Frilling stayed alive with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Kaitlyn McCarthy and Taylor L. Davidson. Play begins today at 10 a.m. with the quarterfinal matches between Morozova and Loeb and Austin and Mueller. The other two quarterfinal matches will follow those with the two doubles semis following those.


OBITUARIES

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

RUFUS RAGIN Rufus Ragin was born on Monday, Aug. 12, 1940, in Clarendon County, a son of the late Wallace Sr. and Ida “Tootie” Ragin. He departed this earthly life on Sunday, RAGIN May 19, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. Rufus attended the public schools of Clarendon County. He was a member of Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Summerton. He leaves to mourn his passing: two sons, James Ragin and Telly Savalas Ragin; a brother, Thomas (Vedia) Ragin; six sisters, LIllie (Thomas) Boyd, Mary R. Singleton, Julie Ann (Floyd) Bennett, Camilla Ragin, Mattie (Clayton) Fagin and Maxine Ragin; and a host of other close relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Summerton, with Dr. L.J. Lovett, pastor, officiating. Final resting place will be the church cemetery. Mr. Ragin will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Viewing for Mr. Ragin will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyson’s Home for Funerals. Online condolences can be sent to www.dysonshomeforfunerals. com. Professional services entrusted to Dyson’s Home for Funerals, 237 Main St., Summerton, SC 29148, (803) 4854280. EDWARD H. MARSH BISHOPVILLE — Edward Harris Marsh, 75, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home. Born in Bishopville, he was a son of the late Dexter and Bernice Watson Marsh. He retired from Reeve’s Brothers. Survivors include two sons, Blake Edward Marsh and Eric Outlaw; two daughters, Sherry Roberson and Shannon Sauls; a grandson, Blake W. Outlaw; forever friend, Faye Langley; nephew, Lavaughn Marsh (Rhonda); and niece, Kim Marsh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jay Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at HancockElmore-Hill Funeral Home and other times at 162 Kennington Crossing, Bishopville. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements.

REBECCA HARVIN Rebecca Harvin, 61, departed this life on Friday, May 17, 2013, at her home, after a brief illness. Born Oct. 17, 1951, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Henry Harvin Sr. and Victoria Huggins-Harvin. She attended the public schools in Sumter County. During her youth, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and became a foster parent. She leaves to mourn and cherish her loving memories: her son, Sean Harvin and his wife, Annisette, of Buford, Ga.; five sisters, Lucille Grinnell of the home, Rachel Harvin of Dalzell, JoCarol (Robert) Jamison of Sumter, and Mary (Troy) Harvin and Jackie Harvin, both of Asheville , N.C.; six brothers, Henry Harvin Jr. of Conway, Jacob Harvin and Tyrone (Paula) Harvin, both of Sumter, and Floyd (Anita) Harvin, Roosevelt (Ruby) Harvin and Stanley Harvin, all of Asheville; three loving granddaughters, Torene Harvin, Daizhane` Harvin and Dyandra Harvin; one foster grandson, Xayvier Johnson; special cousins, Ella Mae Maple, JoAnn Douglas and Carolyn Singleton; a special niece and caregiver, Kyeisha Harvin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. No viewing at the service. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with Pastor Dion Price officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 4561 Oak Road, Sumter, SC 29154. 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. CHERYL D. LANEY DALZELL — Cheryl Dew Laney, 64, wife of

Thomas S. Laney, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at home, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Born Nov. 5, 1948, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Edward Clement Dew and Marian McClam Dew. Cheryl graduated from Edmunds High School in 1967. She attended Winthrop College. Cheryl was previously employed by Thomas Sumter Academy and Johnson Co. Inc. She was a member of Dalzell United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are her son, Thomas Edward “Ed” Laney and his wife, Rangeley; two sisters, Carole Shlon (Andy) and Sandy Dew Hyatt; a brother, Michael Dew (Pat); and numerous nieces and nephews. Cheryl received very loving care from her niece, Rhonda Laney, during her illness. In addition to Rhonda, the family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Terry Smith, Kathy Chavis, Mary Leitch, and Julie Dawson at SCOA for their excellent and compassionate care. Also a special thank you to all of our friends who have been so good to us. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Wanda Altman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Mikell, Whit James, Francis Brown, Charles Segars Jr., David Kirven and Drew Spigner. Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Norris and Billy Langston. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Cheryl requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Dalzell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 85, Dalzell, SC 29040 or to Thomas Sumter Academy, 5265 Camden Highway, Rembert, SC 29128. 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.

LILLIAN COKER VIGER TURBEVILLE — Lillian Coker Viger, age 88, died Wednesday, May

22, 2013, at a Florence hospital, after an illness. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove United Methodist Church cemetery, conducted by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Lillian was born in Lexington County, a daughter of the late Readon and Lizzie Jane Turbeville Coker. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Viger; four sisters, Willie Zelda Williams, Thelma Green, Aurella Green and Leolean White; three brothers, Charles Coker, Keith Coker and Robert Coker; and three grandchildren, William Allen Viger, Pamela L. Frasier and Frank W. Mastrorocco. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Carol (Jim) Allen of Turbeville and Patricia Ann (Carl) DeRosa of Orange, Conn.; three sons, William (Linda) Viger Jr. of West Haven, Conn., Christopher Coker (Karen) Viger of Turbeville and Toby James (Frances) Viger of Manning; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six greatgreat-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www. floydfuneral.com.

CHAUSCER M. BROWN Chauscer Megril Brown was born Dec. 11, 1977, a son of Perry Lee Brown and the late Sammie Lee Brown. Chauscer’s soul took wings and went home to join his heavenly father early Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013. He was a graduate of Sumter High School Class of 1996 and a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. Loving memories will be cherished by his mother, Perry Lee Brown. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. Mr. Brown will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with Pastor Vernon Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 416 Love St., Sumter, SC 29150.

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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.

ROSE D. SINKLER Rose Marie Davis Sinkler, 50, wife of Corey Sinkler, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1962, in Sumter, a daughter of Rosa Lee Walters Davis and the late James Lee Davis. She was a member of Grace Cathedral Ministries, where she was a member of the choir. She graduated from Furman High School in 1980. She received her LPN from Central Carolina Technical College. She was employed as a LPN at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors are her mother, Rosa Davis; one daughter, Ebony Jade Jackson; two sons, Trevor Brandon (Charlese) Jackson and Darian Jackson; one grandson, Terry Jackson, all of Sumter; a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Davis can be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace Cathedral Ministries in Sumter with Apostle Sammy C. Smith. The family is receiving visitors at the home, 245 Kingsbury Drive, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements. WILLIE J. LOWERY Willie James “Brother” Lowery entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Bishopville, Lee County, he was a son of the late Charlie “Coot” and Nettie Jackson Lowery. “Brother,” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was a special person. He loved everyone, and everyone loved and cared for “Brother.” To his family, friends and workers, he was a jewel, a rose, a dove. He became an angel to those who knew him and cared for him. Willie leaves to cherish his precious memo-

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ries: his sisters, Carrie L. “Gladys” Gantt, Rosa L. Jones (Sam) and the Rev. Dr. Mary L. Harvin (Roosevelt); his brothers, Eddie “Mack” Charles (Martha) and Thomas “Bubba” Lowery; a special brother, Larry L. Holman (Tamara); a special sisterin-law, Betty S. Lowery; a brother-in-law, Calvin Hastie, all of Sumter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, who will miss “Brother” dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Beulah Lowery Hastie and Lillie Harris; and two brothers, Charlie Lowery Jr. and Sammie L. Lowery. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joshua Church, 508 W. Church St., Bishopville, with Pastor Annette H. Rubin, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Frank Williams Jr. as eulogist. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his brother, Thomas J. “Bubba” Lowery, 829 Legare St., Sumter. A wake service will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. The funeral procession will leave at 10:20 a.m. from the home of his brother. Floral bearers will be nieces. Pallbearers will be nephews. Burial will be in Barnettsville Baptist Churchyard cemetery, 106 Manville-St. Charles Road, Bishopville. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@ sc.rr.com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

ELEASE D. CHICK Elease Davis Chick, 72, widow of Willie Chick, departed this life on May 23, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1940, in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Singleton Davis. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Janie Prioleau, 5545 Shakemia Road, Dalzell, SC 29040.

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he swept past teammate Kyle Busch in the closing laps to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Kenseth stands third in points and, with NASCAR approaching its midseason before the 10race championship chase, looks a strong bet to contend for a second title. Kenseth has enjoyed the success, but has kept things in perspective. “Whether it was a great week or a terrible week, I think you always have to get focused on what’s coming next and keep working on trying to

get better,” Kenseth said. It’s an approach that’s fit well at Joe Gibbs Racing. Team president J.D. Gibbs has watched the 41-year-old Kenseth take a leadership role in the shop with the 28-yearold Busch and the 32-year-old Denny Hamlin. “I think it’s really been a blessing for Joe Gibbs Racing to have him join our team. We look forward to a great future,” Gibbs said. Kenseth will have plenty of competitors trying to take the checkered flag in NASCAR’s longest race. Defending champion Kasey Kahne broke through for his first

Sprint Cup victory as part of Hendrick Motorsports. Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson is on top in points again and took victory at Daytona and Martinsville along with his all-star win of last week. Johnson won’t get caught up in the chase for championship number six just yet. There’s too much time, he says, for anyone to focus too much on protecting positions down the road. “It is a fine balance, not only for the driver but for the teams,” Johnson said. Mental and physical stamina will be tested throughout the long, long

race, which starts at 6 p.m. when temperatures are their hottest and ends five hours or so later when the track has cooled considerably. The changing conditions keep a driver focused on what’s to come, Kenseth said, and attuned to things like handling and tire wear. “The main thing I always try to do is try to look ahead, especially in this race and try and stay on top of the track changes,” Kenseth said. Clint Bowyer, who won the fall race at Charlotte last season, says the fatigue of the long distance catches up with all the competitors eventually, no matter

how good their seasons have gone up to now. “There’s always a point where you’re ‘Where we at?’” he said. “And then you’ll hear ‘20 (laps) to halfway’ and you go, ‘What?’ It’s certainly a long race.” Few teams have handled things at all tracks better than Kenseth’s this season. Kyle Busch had the most dominant car at Darlington two weeks back while Kenseth maintained position in the lead group and took advantage when the opportunity — in this case a cut tire for Busch — came late in the Southern 500.


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A Sumter Masonic Temple Fundraiser will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at 215 Alice Drive. There will be hot dogs, french fries, cold drinks and free parking. Call (803) 7209488 for details. A St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital trail ride and cookout will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at 6850 Pisgah Road, Rembert. Call (803) 432-6212. The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Orangehill AME Church, 3035 S. Kings Highway, Wedgefield. The Sumter County Veterans Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens in front of the traveling Vietnam Wall. Chaplain Charles Clanton, retired U.S. Army colonel, will speak. Chaplain Clanton is a Silver Star recipient. Vietnam veteran Dave Nesbitt will serve as master of ceremonies. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Hopkins will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amazing Graceâ&#x20AC;? on the bagpipes. Pink Pizzazz, presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Eta Zeta Omega Chapter, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Sumter County Civic Center. Featuring Premium Blend Band, this is a formal attire event. Ticket/donation cost is $30. Call Dr. Cynthia R. Graham at (803) 406-2780 for tickets or more information. The 3rd Annual Jamil Jets Shriner Rumble in the Jungle Hunt will be held Saturday, June 1, at Fox Fire Fox Pen, Paxville. Cast at daylight and will run for four hours. Call Keith Hodge for dog numbers ($30 per hound and limited numbers issued) at (803) 468-4411 or (803) 481-4603. The Campbell Soup Friends Lunch Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Golden Corral.

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Summons & Notice NOTICE OF HEARING IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 2013-CP-43-19 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER First Citizens Company, Inc.,

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Executed this 8th day of May, 2013. S. Nelson Weston, Jr. Charles J. Webb Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, PA Post Office Drawer 7788 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-4400 Attorneys for First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.

Public Hearing PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Summerton will have a Public Hearing and 2nd Reading on their 2013/2014 budget at the Council Meeting on June 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Summerton Town Hall, 10 Main Street Summerton SC Total Revenues through March 31, 2013 is 1,148,730 for fiscal year. Total Expenditures through March 31, 2013 is 951,562. The proposed total projected Revenue 2,185,780 and operating Expenditures 2,185,780 for 2014 The proposed % change in operating budget between 2013 fiscal year and 2014 proposed budget is +7 % The Millage for the 2013 fiscal year 85 mills and the estimated Millage for 2014 fiscal year proposed budget 85 mills.

Notice of Sale MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE CASE NO. 2012-CP-43-2447 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company Successor by Merger to Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina against Michelle Lowder a/k/a Michelle M. Lowder, I, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 12:00 noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter, South Carolina, 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 County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 3 on that certain plat of Haywood Subdivision of Edmunds Land Surveyors, Inc., dated March 18, 1993, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 93 at Page 1759, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976 as amended. This is the identical property conveyed to Michelle Lowder by deed of Morris & Morris Construction Co., Inc., dated April 13, 2004 and recorded on May 13,

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Property Address 940 Lewis Road Sumter, SC 29154

12:00PM at the Sumter County Courthouse, Room 211, 141 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 selling the following described property to the highest bidder:

TMS # 226-08-04-003

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 0.83 acre, more or less, and being shown and delineated as Lot No. 6, Block "C" of

Green Acres Subdivision on that plat prepared by D.D. Edmunds, RLS, dated June 28, 1984 and recorded in Plat Book Z-48 at Page 607 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

2004 in Deed Book 937 at Page 1188.

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff's representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Master in Equity for Sumter County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.99% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Sumter County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-0797 Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff Sheree A. Poole, M.Ed. Paralegal Grimsley Law Firm, LLC P.O. Box 11682 (29211) Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 233-1177 (803) 233-0798 (fax) www.grimsleylaw.com

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Financial South Carolina, Inc. vs. Cynthia K. LaPalme; Danny N. LaPalme, C/A No. 10-CP-43-0920, The following property will be sold on June 3, 2013 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 in City and County of Sumter, South Carolina, School District 17, represented as Lot 2 on a plat of Joseph R. Edwards, dated March 16, 1990 and recorded in the Sumter County RMC Office in Plat Book 90 at Page 358. Derivation: Book 723 at Page 436

Property Address: 20 Wesley Hall Court, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS # 206-07-02-002, 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 8.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #10-CP-43-0920. 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 014158-00119 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1037725

ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company, as Successor in Interest by Merger to Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina v. David E. Graham a/k/a David Graham and Angelia R. Graham a/k/a Angela R. Graham a/k/a Angela Graham, Case No. 2012-CP-43-2013, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will hold a sale on June 3, 2013 at


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under ยง 30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This is the property known as 991 Meadowbrook Drive, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel No. 251-03-02-024 This being the identical property conveyed to David E. Graham and Angelia R. Graham by Shanna D. Witherspoon by deed dated August 29, 2011, recorded August 30, 2011 in the Office of the Sumter County Register of Deeds in Deed Book 1159 at Page 1201 and re-recorded on March 1, 2012 in the aforesaid office in Deed Book 1167, at Page 2868.

property will be sold on June 3, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder:

Property Address: 991 Meadowbrook Drive, Sumter, South Carolina 29153 TMS No. 251-03-02-024 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the SUMTER 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 7.625% per annum. DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED NOT ELIGIBLE FOR LOAN MODIFICATION UNDER THE H O M E A F F O R D A B L E MODIFICATION PROGRAM, 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 1036697

NOTICE OF SALE 2012-CP-43-1646 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. against Kimberly O. Ferguson, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 3, 2013, at 12:00 PM, at County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Providence, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #18, Section #1 of McLaughlin Estates Subdivision, as shown on that certain plat prepared by H.S. Willson, dated December 17, 1973 and recorded in the Register of Mesne Conveyances for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-36 at Page 273, and having such metes and bounds as are shown on a said plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted under section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina. This is the property known as 18 Beard Drive. This being the same property heretofore conveyed to Kimberly O. Ferguson by deed of Glen Coleman and Gloria B. Coleman dated April 13, 1995 and recorded April 13, 1995 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Deed/Record Book 621 at Page 504.

Property Address: 18 Beard Drive, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS No. 190-14-01-022 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of said bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the successful bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said defaulting bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.7500%. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES.

All that lot or parcel of land in Statesburg Township, County of Sumter, South Carolina, containing 0.87 acres, shown as Lot 4 on plat of Ro-Ka Downs Subdivision prepared by James D. Willson, RLS, dated November 19, 1999, and recorded in Plat Book 99 at Page 1127 in the RMC Office for Sumter County, being bounded and measuring as follows: on the North by Lot 3, and measuring thereon 159.98 feet; on the East by lands of Tucker and measuring thereon 195.85 feet; on the South by lands of Ruff and measuring thereon 172.30 feet; on the West by Lot 5 and measuring thereon 173.65 feet; and on the Northwest by a curved line of Ro-Ka Drive and having a radius of 50 feet, more or less, the chord of said curved line bearing S60-44W, distance of 61.66 feet. This property is generally described as 40 Ro-Ka Drive, Dalzell, SC and has the Tax Map number 135-00-03-029. Derivation: Book 759 at Page 1975

Property Address: 40 Ro-Ka Dr, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS #135-00-03-029 Subject to a right of redemption one year from date of sale afforded the United States of America pursuant to 28 U.S.C.A. ยง2410(c). 135-00-03-029, 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 9% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #12-CP-43-1922. Subject to a right of redemption one year from date of sale afforded the United States of America pursuant to 28 U.S.C.A. ยง2410(c). NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 012507-01065 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1037727

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 2012-CP-43-00923 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Jessie Lee I. Cooper a/k/a Jessie I. Cooper, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that tract of land situate in Mayesville Township, School District No. 2, Sumter County, South Carolina, being more fully shown and represented on that certain plat of H.W. Shaw, dated November 11, 1919 and record in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Plat Book V-4 a Page 211, according to which plat said tract contains 24.8 acres, and is bounded, now or formerly, as follows: On the North by lands of Tisdale, being separated therefrom by the Puddin Swamp Road, whereon it fronts and measures 900 feet; On the East by lands of Romeo Cooper; On the South by lands of H.P. Cooper; and On the West by lands of John C. Cooper. LESS, HOWEVER, that certain one (1) acre tract recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Volume 419 at Page 526. This being a portion of the same premises conveyed to Maxie W. Cooper by deed of Caddie W. Wheeler, Romeo Cooper and John C. Cooper, dated May 15, 1951 and recorded on May 19, 1951 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume B-7 at Page 308. Thereafter, Maxie W. Cooper conveyed the within described property to Maxie W. Cooper and Jessie I. Cooper, for and during the term of their joint natural lives and upon the death of either, the remainder to vest in the survivor thereof, his or her heirs and assigns, by deed of Maxie W. Cooper, dated October 14, 1977 and recorded October.14, 1977 in the said Office for Sumter County in Volume G-10 at Page 1517. Thereafter, Maxie W. Cooper died in 1981, as reflected by Sumter County Probate Estate No. 289/795 thereby vesting fee simple title in and to subject property in Jessie I. Cooper.

Property address: 6940 Skinner Road, Gable, SC 29051 TMS No. 338-00-03-001

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 1037501

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Linda M. Floyd; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency The Rural Housing Service; Merrick Bank Corporation; BB&T Recovery Dept.; C/A No. 12-CP-43-1922, The following

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of said bid is due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. In the event of a third party bidder and that any third party bidder fails to deliver the required deposit in certified (immediately collectible) funds with the Office of the Master in Equity, said deposit being due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding on the day of sale, the Master in Equity will re-sell the subject property at the most convenient time thereafter (including the day of sale) upon notification to counsel for Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to comply with the balance due of the bid within 20 days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder).

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No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity's Deed. 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 6.125% per annum. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale.

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OF THE MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS AND ACCORDING TO SAID MOST RECENT PLAT.

against JONTAY L. GAYMON, the undersigned Master in Equity for SUMTER County, South Carolina, will sell on 06/03/2013 at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Room 311, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO REGINA G. DAVIS BY DEED OF JAMES E. WHITE, JR. DATED APRIL 27, 2001 AND RECORDED ON MAY 2, 2001 IN DEED BOOK 802 PAGE 866 IN THE R.M.C. OFFICE OF SUMTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Property Address: 32 Barnette Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS: 228-15-02-036

The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. The sale or any resale will not be held unless the Plaintiff or its attorney's bidding agent is present and enters the Plaintiff's bid at the sale or has advised the Master in Equity's office of its bidding instructions. In the event a sale is held without the Plaintiff or its Attorney's bidding agent entering its bid, the sale shall be null and void. This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given. Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of any attorney licensed in South Carolina. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Scott Law Firm, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-2408 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee, against Jody Parks and Darlene Parks, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on June 3, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, identified as Lot 5, Section 1, Auburn Subdivision and being more fully shown and delineated on a plat prepared by Carl J. Croft, RLS, dated May 23, 1977 and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-39 at Page 372. 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.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1766 Kolb Road, Sumter, SC TMS Number: 208-09-03-016 This being the same property conveyed to Jody S. Parks and Darlene L. Parks by deed of Sheridan Duncan, dated March 29, 2004, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on April 15, 2004, in Deed Book 933 at Page 1677. 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 5.5% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps.

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Katheryn W. Pack a/k/a Katheryn Pack a/k/a Kathryn W. Pack; Household Finance Corporation II; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Westar Mortgage, Inc., its successors and assigns (MIN #1001263-0000005428-9); C/A No. 13-CP-43-0092, The following property will be sold on June 3, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the Township of Privateer, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being a 1.00 acres lot, more or less, shown and delineated as Lot No. 3 on that plat prepared by Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated July 10, 1992 and recorded in Plat Book 92 at Page 1281 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 the metes and bounds as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. Also conveyed herewith is a right-of-way, thirty feet (30') in width, running from the Southwestern corner of the property now or formerly of Winder (located to the North of the captioned property) to Frisco Branch Road, a public road. Derivation: Book 853 at Page 915.

Property Address: 4265 Winder Lane, Sumter, SC 29154-8634 176-00-02-072,

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.

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

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.

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 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 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. 2012-CP-43-00200 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Regina G. Davis; CACV of Colorado, LLC; and CACH, LLC, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on June 3, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND TOGETHER WITH THE DWELLING AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT NO. 33 ON THAT PLAT PREPARED BY PALMER & MALONE, CE'S DATED FEBRUARY 27, 1952, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK Z-10 AT PAGE 133. SAID LOT NO. 33 BEING BOUNDED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 32 AND MEASURING THEREON 127.6 FEET, ON THE EAST BY BARNETT DRIVE AND FRONTING THEREON 80 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO.34 AND MEASURING THEREON 127.75 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NOS. 35 AND 43 AND MEASURING THEREON AN AGGREGATE OF 70 FEET. BE ALL

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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 6.625% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-0092. 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 013263-03042 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1037321

ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN PRIVATEER TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DELINEATED ON PLAT PREPARED BY JAMES D. WILLSON, RLS DATED AUGUST 8, 2002 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2003 AT PAGE 211 IN THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY, BOUNDED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTHEAST BY LANDS OF HOLMAN AND MEASURING THEREON 135.98 FEET; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY LANDS OF HOLMAN AND MEASURING THEREON 325.11 FEET; ON THE SOUTHWEST BY RAMSEY ROAD AND MEASURING, THEREON 132.01 FEET; AND ON THE NORTHWEST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF MCENTIRE AND PALMETTO PROPERTY AND MEASURING THEREON 352.13 FEET; BE THE SAID MEASUREMENTS MORE OR LESS. THIS IS THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 6015 RAMSEY ROAD SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA 29154 BEARING SUMTER TAX MAP NUMBER: 212-00-02-072. THIS IS THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JONTAY L. GAYMON BY DEED OF JOHN A. BLOODWORTH, JR. DATED JANUARY 3, 2006 AND RECORDED 01/06/2006 IN DEED BOOK 1011 PAGE 1836.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 6015 Ramsey Road, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS: 2120002072 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). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.25% 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 MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CASE NO.2011-CP-43-606 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee of the Green Tree Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-HE1, against David Scott and Debra L. Scott, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on June 3, 2013, at 12:00 noon, at Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Township of Stateburg, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot No. 59, Block O, of Oakland Plantation, as shown in Plat Book Z-28 at page 61, and more recently and particularly shown on a plat by Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated June 1, 1982, recordedin Plat Book Z-46 at page 236, records of Sumter County. Said Lot No. 59, Block O, being bounded and measuring as follows: On the North by Lot No. 60, said plat and measuring thereon 139.5 feet; on the East by lands of Oakland Plantation, said plat, and measuring thereon 110.0 feet; on the South by Lot No. 58, said plat and measuring thereon 152.62 feet; and on the West by Derwent Drive, said plat, and fronting thereon 69.8 feet. Be all measurements a little more or less and according to said recent plat. This being the identical property conveyed to David Scott and Debra L. Scott by deed from George E. Sanford, II, dated February 6, 1996, recorded February 10, 1997, in the Office of the Sumter County Register in Book 667, Page 147.

Property commonly known as: 2441 Derwent Drive, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS Number:

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TERMS OF SALE: For cash. The purchaser to pay for papers and recording fees for deed, and that the successful bidder, other than the

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Plaintiff herein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to 5% of the amount of the bid, by 4:00 pm on the day of the sale and bid or immediately if directed by the Judge, same to be applied on the purchase money only upon compliance with the bid, but in case of non-compliance within twenty (20) days, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's Judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at th risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The property will be sold subject to any past due or accruing property taxes, assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the interest rate of 11.6% per annum. The Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchases at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina CRAWFORD & VON KELLER, LLC PO Box 4216 Columbia, SC 29240 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2006-43-1665 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP against, Tyrone Fullard, Cornthia Davis, and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 3, 2013, at 12 pm o'clock , at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description Address:

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All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 44, containing 0.59 acre, as shown on that certain plat of Edmunds Land Surveying, Inc., dated May 19, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Plat Book 2000 at Page 438, reference to which is craved for the exact metes, boundaries and distances pursuant to authority contained in Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This is the property known as 1115 Gilbert Street. This being the identical property conveyed unto Tyrone Fullard and Cornthia Davis by Deed of Mark Brody, dated April 17, 2002 and recorded April 24, 2002, in Volume 839 at Page 1342, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, State of South Carolina.

Property Address: 1115 Gilbert Street, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS#: 2511001027 Also: a 2002 Fleetwood Glenbrooke SLE 64'x32' mobile home, serial #NCFL241AB67386GB13. TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of 7.625 % to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. The purchaser to pay for papers and stamps, and that the successful bidder or bidders, other than the Plaintiff therein, do, upon the acceptance of his or her bid, deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County a certified check or cash in the amount equal to five per cent (5%) of the amount of bid on said premises at the sale as evidence of good faith in bidding, and subject to any resale of said premises under Order of this Court; and in the event the said purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of sale within 30 days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. As a personal or deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. CODE Ann. Section 15-39-720 (1976). If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Special Referee For Sumter County KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

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

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Carolina, being known and designated as Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, and a portion of Lot 27, as shown on a plat of Washington Park Subdivision recorded in plat Z-5, page 54, records of Sumter County. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Jack Brown JR. and Emma Lee Brown by deed of Marvin B. Poston dated May14, 1970 recorded June 2, 1970 in the office of the register of deeds for Sumter, South Carolina in deed/record book R-9 page 202.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 841 Murray Street, Sumter, SC TMS Number: 250-150-1052 This being the same property conveyed to Jack Brown and Emma Lee Brown by deed of Marvin B. Poston, dated May 14, 1970, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 2, 1970, in Deed Book R-9 at Page 202.

2011-CP-43-01532 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. David R. Gallahar, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 23, on a plat of Furman Place Subdivision, by Louis W. Tisdale, RLS, dated September 25, 1997 and recorded in the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97 at page 1217; This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. This being the identical property conveyed to David R. Gallahar by deed of Julie M. Bailey f/k/a Julie M. Jackson dated August 15, 2008 and recorded August 18, 2008, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1111, page 127.

Property address: 3720 Furman Rd., Sumter, SC 29154

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 11.25% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property.

TMS No. 177-00-03-003 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of said bid is due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. In the event of a third party bidder and that any third party bidder fails to deliver the required deposit in certified (immediately collectible) funds with the Office of the Master in Equity, said deposit being due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding on the day of sale, the Master in Equity will re-sell the subject property at the most convenient time thereafter (including the day of sale) upon notification to counsel for Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to comply with the balance due of the bid within 20 days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.000% per annum. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. The sale or any resale will not be held unless the Plaintiff or its attorney's bidding agent is present and enters the Plaintiff's bid at the sale or has advised the Master in Equity's office of its bidding instructions. In the event a sale is held without the Plaintiff or its Attorney's bidding agent entering its bid, the sale shall be null and void. This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given. Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of any attorney licensed in South Carolina. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Scott Law Firm, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2012-CP-43-1687

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC 501 Minuet Lane, #104A Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 334-7114 Attorneys for Plaintiff (298879)

NOTICE OF MASTER'S SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER: 2012-CP-43-2305 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Sumter Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Cynthia A. Ravy and American General Finance, Defendants. By virtue of a Decree of Foreclosure entered in an action entitled, Sumter Habitat for Humanity, Inc. vs. Cynthia A. Ravy, Civil Action Case No. 2012-CP-43-2305, the undersigned Master In Equity will sell at public auction to be conducted in Room 211 of the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, on June 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m., the following property will be sold to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or tract of land lying, being and situate in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina designated as Lot 53 of Fuller Garden, Phase I, Section I, on plat prepared by Louis White Tisdale dated September 26, 2002, and recorded October 14, 2002 in Plat Book 2002 at Page 589 in the RMC Office for Sumter County and bounded and measuring as follows: on the North by Lot 54 and measuring thereon 206.07 feet; on the East by lands now or formerly of Bennie A. & Hazel W. Pack and measuring thereon 25.30 feet; on the Southeast by Central Carolina Electric Cooperative right of way and measuring thereon 70.18 feet; on the South by Lot 52 and measuring thereon 262.94 feet; and on the West by Habitat Drive and measuring thereon 75.00 feet be the said measurements more or less. This is the property known as 1035 Habitat Drive Sumter South Carolina and bears Tax Map Number: 251-06-02-068. This is the same property conveyed to Cynthia A. Ravy by deed of Habitat for Humanity Inc. by deed dated January 27, 2005, and recorded February 11, 2005 at Book 969 at Page 553 in the ROD Office for Sumter County. TERMS OF SALE: At the conclusion of the bidding, the successful purchaser, other than the plaintiff, must deposit with the Master five (5%) per cent of the bid in cash or equivalent. Credit will be allowed for this against the purchase price. Personal/deficiency judgment having been waived, the bidding will not remain open, and compliance with the bid may be had immediately after the sale or within thirty (30) days thereafter.

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, National Association, f/k/a Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, solely in its capacity as Trustee for Provident Bank Home Equity Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 1999-3, against Jack Brown, Jr. and Emma Lee Brown, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on June 3, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder:

If the successful bidder fails to comply, his deposit will be forfeited and applied in the manner prescribed by law; and the property will be re-advertised and sold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at his risk.

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the county of Sumter, State of South

Richard L. Booth Master-In-Equity Sumter, South Carolina

NOTICE OF SALE 2012-CP-43-1885 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Household Finance Corporation II against Debra L. Mello a/k/a Debra L. Dixon a/k/a Debbie L. Dixon and The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 3, 2013, at 12:00PM, 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, lying, being and situate in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina and being more particularly shown and designated as Lot No. 3 on that certain plat of "Ravenwood" Subdivision prepared by Michael T. Arant, Sr., R.L.S. dated September 13, 1976 and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-45 (previously known as Z-49) at page 301 and said Lot No. 3 fronts on McCray's Mill road and has such boundaries and measurements as shown on said plat. A l s o i n c l u d e s a mobile/manufactured home, a 1993 Horton, VIN: H102307GL&R.This being the identical property conveyed unto Debra L. Mello by deed of Alder Corporation and R.J. Mathis, dated March 19, 1993, and recorded March 19, 1993 in Deed Book 566 at Page 1786 in the RMC/ROD Office for Sumter County, South Carolina.

Property Address: 3841 McCrays Mill Road, Sumter, SC 29150 TMS No. 159-12-02-006 (Land); 400-00-18-887 (Mobile Home) 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.

NOTICE OF SALE party bidder fails to deliver the required deposit in certified (immediately collectible) funds with the Office of the Master in Equity, said deposit being due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding on the day of sale, the Master in Equity will re-sell the subject property at the most convenient time thereafter (including the day of sale) upon notification to counsel for Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to comply with the balance due of the bid within 20 days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity's Deed. 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 4.875% per annum. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. The sale or any resale will not be held unless the Plaintiff or its attorney's bidding agent is present and enters the Plaintiff's bid at the sale or has advised the Master in Equity's office of its bidding instructions. In the event a sale is held without the Plaintiff or its Attorney's bidding agent entering its bid, the sale shall be null and void. This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given. Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of any attorney licensed in South Carolina. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Scott Law Firm, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff

CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011-CP-43-00756 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: HSBC Bank USA, as Trustee in trust for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc., Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2003-HE4 vs. Jerlean T. Fulwood and Anette T. Ceasar, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on June 3, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 1.0 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN CONCORD TOWNSHIP, THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS TRACT " B" ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT BY R.F MCLELLAN, C.E., DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 1937, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK G-5 AT PAGE 137; A N D , B E I N G M O R E PARTICULARLY SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON MORE RECENT PLAT BY ALLEN-MAKELA, INC., DATED DECEMBER 30, 1993 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 97 AT PAGE 723. PURSUANT TO SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1976), REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT IS HEREBY CRAVED FOR PARTICULARS OF THE BOUNDARIES, METES, COURSES, AND/OR DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY DELINEATED THEREON. THIS PROPERTY IS REPRESENTED AS TAX MAP PARCEL NO. 296-00-03-006 UPON THE RECORDS OF THE SUMTER COUNTY AUDITOR; SAID 1 ACRE PARCEL FRONTS ON S.C ROAD S-43-341. THIS BEING THE PROPERTY OF WHICH AARON TOMLIN ACQUIRED AN INTEREST, ALONG WITH WILLIE TOMLIN, FROM THE ESTATE OF ANNA FRANCES, AND BY DEED OF INTEREST FROM THE REMAINING HEIRS OF ANNA FRANCES, BEING ELOISE SMITH, ET AL, RECORDED DECEMBER 29, 2952 IN DEED BOOK G-7 AT PAGE 367, G-7 AT PAGE 198, T-5 AT PAGE 364, Q-5 AT PAGES 410, 411, 413; AARON TOMLIN SUBSEQUENTLY DIED

INTESTATE APRIL 23, 1978, ACCORDING TO HIS ESTATE PACKAGE FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PACKAGE 5144; HIS HEIRS AT LAW WERE MATIEL T. GRAY (A/K/A MATIEL T. JOHNSON, AARON TOMLIN, JR., JAMES W. TOMLIN, JERLEAN T. FULWOOD AND ANNETTE T. CEASAR; AN HEIR, WILLIE TOMLIN, SUBSEQUENTLY DIED TESTATE, HIS ESTATE BEING OF RECORD IN PACKAGE 93-ES-212, AND HIS DEVISEES WERE JERLEAN T. FULWOOD AND ANNETTE T. CEASAR.

Property Address: 3365 Tobias Rd, Alcolu, SC 29001 TMS: 296-00-03-006 (Part of) TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 11.6000%. 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 1037405

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-350 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, National Association vs. Rosemary B. Wilson, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 141 North Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Lying and being situated in SUMTER County, South Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land together with the buildings and improvement thereon situate, lying and being In Concord Township Sumter County, South Carolina delineated as Lot 14 on plat prepared by Hugh F. Longshore, Jr. RLS dated July 6, 1970 and recorded in Plat Book Z-28, Page 124 in the RMC Officer for Sumter County, and bounded and measuring as follows: on the north by the right of way of Coffey Street and measuring thereon 125.00 feet; on the northeast by the intersection of Coffey Street and Gibbons Street and measuring thereon 25.0 feet; on the east by Gibbons Street and measuring thereon 100.00 feet; on the south by Lot 15 and measuring thereon 153.00 feet; and on the west by Lot 13 and measuring thereon 97.00 feet, be the said measurements more or less.

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This being the same property conveyed to Rosemary B. Wilson by Deed from B&M Builders, Inc. dated February 12, 2001 and recorded February 15, 2001 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 794 at Page 1461.

Property address: 1204 Coffey Street, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS No. 2511402002

The sale will be subject to all accrued and/or delinquent Sumter County ad valorem property taxes (including roll back taxes) and all visible and recorded easements, covenants and rights of way and any senior liens. The purchaser is to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps and recording.

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of said bid is due and payable immediately upon closing of the bidding, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. In the event of a third party bidder and that any third

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NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2009-CP-43-1458 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP vs. Kewanna Davis and Cedric Davis, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on June 3, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 34 OF BLOCK F, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT PREPARED BY PALMER & MALONE, CE, DATED MARCH 28, 1946, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MESNE CONVEYANCES FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK Z-7 AT PAGE 136, AND HAVING SUCH METES AND BOUNDS AS ARE SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, THIS DESCRIPTION BEING IN LIEU OF METES AND BOUNDS, AS PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE 1976 CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ALL VISIBLE AND RECORDED EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, AND RIGHTS OF WAY AFFECTING SAID PROPERTY.

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Daniel's Lawn Care •Tree removal/trim •Clean-up jobs •Mowing •Pinestraw Mulch 803-968-4185 Newman's Lawn & Tree Service Mowing, hedge trimming, Spring clean-up, pinestraw, mulch bedding, tree removal. 803-316-0128 The family of Mrs. Flossie Dow Ludd wishes to express our love and appreciation for the many acts of kindness rendered. Your calls, visits, prayers, cards, floral expressions and kind words. Our hearts have been filled and our spirits have been lifted, whatever you have done, please accept our everlasting gratitude. Lovingly submitted, The Dow/Ludd Family We the family of the late Mrs. Patricia Major Vaughn would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all of you for your acts of kindness during this difficult time in our lives. We are sincerely grateful for the loving manner in which you shared your sympathy and prayers. With Gratitude, The Vaughn, Ford, Major Families

THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY HERETOFORE CONVEYED TO KEWANNA DAVIS AND CEDRIC DAVIS BY DEED OF W. SCOTT HAGLER AND TIMOTHY T. HUDSON DATED DECEMBER 18, 2007, RECORDED HEREWITH IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN DEED/RECORD BOOK 1098 AT PAGE 3549.

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TMS: 248-15-02-027 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff

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COMFORT KEEPERS is looking for an Energetic LPN to perform multiple job duties including home visits for our clients in the community,supervising CNA's in the field, training, performing Assessments and Evals to meet the needs of our clients and to ensure compliance, documentation and regulations are followed as well. Also, this position will be responsible for maintaining a positive and professional image of Comfort Keepers in the Community. Benefits package includes Company car, cell phone, PTO and on call pay to the right candidate. Please email resume to: ck766m@comfortkeepers.com

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