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Ken Bevel, right, known for his roles in the movies “Fireproof” and “Courageous,” signs autographs Thursday after serving as the keynote speaker for the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. A retired Marine, he is currently an associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Georgia.

Annual breakfast focuses on daily time with God BY JADE REYNOLDS jade@theitem.com (803) 774-1250

ing the victims of the Holocaust, and the remembrance this year falls from April 27 to May 4. The military’s involvement is appropriate, Filler said, because “U.S. military personnel were the first to witness the evidence as they liberated the camps.” Thursday’s service, which included the screening of a short educational video on the extermination of six million European Jews, was the first official remembrance event held at Shaw. Retired Lt. Col. Gary Rudman helped organize the event. He’s served as the base’s lay Jewish leader since he became deputy safety director for the Ninth

While the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer, the message was that communicating with God is important every day. Keynote speaker Ken Bevel, a retired Marine and actor known for his roles in the movies “Fireproof” and “Courageous,” illustrated the point with a story about a beautiful Victorian mansion that a man was invited to stay at with the one condition that he visit with the house’s owner. Time and time again, the man kept planning to stop and talk to the owner after he had finished something else. “We sneak by the door hoping He won’t see us,” Bevel said. “God is waiting on us. We have an open invitation. He wants to be involved in our lives.” Bevel is now an associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Georgia, and even as a minister, he has to remember to make time to spend with the Lord, he said. “Don’t trade ministry for intimacy with Christ,” Bevel said. “There can be no community revival without personal prayer time. When we feel so busy like, ‘I’ve got to do this, take my son here, take my daughter to do that,’ God is saying, ‘Just spend time with me.’” ... Ask, ‘Lord, what do you want to tell me today?’ When we have personal revival, I believe our children will get right when they see what Mommy and Daddy are doing.” He opened and ended his part with prayer. Many bowed their heads and led the group of about 550 people in prayer. • Government — Chaplain Kevin Mateer with U.S. Army Central prayed that the nation would be blessed “through godly leaders that would act and lead according to Your word,” and if any leaders didn’t know

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Lilly Filler, co-chair of the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission, speaks in front of a slide from a traveling Holocaust exhibit currently on display at the S.C. Statehouse. Filler, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, spoke about her parents’ wartime experiences and the importance of keeping those memories alive at a Holocaust remembrance event Thursday at Shaw Air Force Base’s Palmetto Chapel.

Armed forces event honors millions lost BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 Almost 70 years after the end of World War II, the number of people who remember the full horror of the Holocaust from first-hand experience gets fewer and fewer every year. Once, survivors of the death camps, such as Lilly Filler’s parents, could testify to one of the worst events of the 20th century by their very presence, even if they often found it difficult to talk about. “Growing up, I knew we were different ... I knew they had suffered, but it was too painful for them to remember it,” Filler said at a Holocaust remembrance event Thursday in Palmetto Chapel at Shaw Air Force Base. “I knew they spoke with accents, had tattoos on their arms and my mother would wake up screaming at night.” Eventually, Ben and Jadzia Stern did begin to speak out publicly about their experiences in the Columbia community that welcomed them after the war, until they passed away in the 1990s. Today their memories and those of other Holocaust survivors are carried forward by their descendants and, during the annual Days of Remembrance, by the U.S. military. Since 1984, the armed forces have observed an eight-day period set aside by Congress for remember-

An airman flips through a commemorative publication on victims of the Holocaust during the presentation.

House hopeful featured in article on cross-dressing students BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 Democratic primary voters are faced with what could be an unusually high-profile race for a rural seat. A low-key race for a Lee County state House seat is about to get a lot more attention because of one candidate’s outspoken student days. Brian Alston, a 25-year-old Rembert resident and Democratic candidate for House District 50, was featured in a

2010 Vibe magazine article on a group of “gender-bending” students at Morehouse College who challenged the school’s dress code prohibiting men from dressing in women’s clothing. The four-year-old story has come out in the midst of a primary campaign waged by Alston against the district’s longtime incumbent Rep. Grady Brown, D-Bishopville. Alston is described in the story as a member of “the Plastics,” a group of students who clashed with the admin-

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istration about their choice of dress. In an interview, the reporters say the Plastics were “rocking foundation, tweezed eyebrows, flawless manicures and glossy lips.” Alston uses the term “androgynous” to describe himself. “When I first got here, the androgynous kids were called the Glams. And then one day we were all sitting together on Brown Street, and some straight guys walked by and called us the Plastics,” the Vibe article quotes

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4 facing criminal abuse charges Children, caretaker of elderly woman arrested after deadly house fire BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com (803) 774-1201 Three adult children and the live-in caregiver of an elderly Summerton woman killed in a March home fire are facing criminal abuse charges after an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. Earthy L. McCray, 83, was locked inside her Goins Road home, investigators with the SLED Arson Unit and Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office discovered, when fire swept through her house on March 26. Investigators said McCray, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, was able to open the back door to her home but could not open the locked screen door, leaving her trapped inside her home. Charged in the investigation are her children — 50-year-old Miriam McCray, 60-year-old Zephaniah McCray and 62-yearold Colbert McCray, all of Summerton — as well as the victim’s caregiver, 67-year-old Caroline House. The family members were all charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death of a vulnerable adult, while House is charged with failure to report abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. According to reports, the locks had been installed on the home to prevent Earthy McCray from leaving the house unattended, and family members were aware of the practice. The three adult children were all released on $2,500 personal recognizance bonds, while House was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond. The cause of the fire was not determined, although preliminary reports on the scene indicated the blaze could have started with an electrical problem.

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Maxcine Grant at Sumter High School prepares to serve up lunch to students on Thursday. Director of Food Services Leon Williams said the nutrition standards will change for all food sold in Sumter School District schools starting in 2014-15. The district will switch to 100 percent whole-grain foods and change the options offered in vending machines and school stores during school hours.

Local students’ meals, snacks will get healthy upgrades in upcoming year BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 Students in Sumter School District next year will notice a slight change in their snack and meal options. To meet the new nutrition guidelines according to federal and state laws, the school district will have 100 percent whole-grain options starting in the 2014-15 school year. Leon Williams, the district’s Director of Food Services, said the change will not affect funding for school meals and snacks or the school district budget. The law previously required schools to serve 50 percent whole grain, and the school district only received a meal reimbursement increase of a few cents, Williams said. The nutrition standards will apply

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Senate approves replacing Common Core in 1 year COLUMBIA — The Senate has unanimously approved a bill to replace Common Core education standards with those homegrown in South Carolina by the 2015-16 school year. The bill which passed 42-0 on Thursday is a compromise of legislation that initially sought to repeal math and reading standards already rolled out in classrooms statewide. Testing aligned to those standards must start next year.

snack bars, vending machines and other venues. The nutrition standards will also apply to any food sold during fundraisers held on campus during school hours. However, they do not apply to food sold during fundraisers and events after hours, off campus or on the weekends. Under these regulations, state agencies and local school districts are allowed to establish additional standards regarding the meals and snacks offered in schools. However, any additional standards have to be consistent to federal standards. Some exemptions do apply to any fresh fruits and vegetables sold without added ingredients besides water. Canned and frozen fruits with no added ingredient or that are packaged in 100 percent juice, light or extra light syrup, are also exempt from all nutrition standards.

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to all food and beverages sold to students on school campuses during the school day. Vendors the school district works with are already prepared for the change and will assist in the schools providing better food options for students. Williams said they’ll also implement Smart Snacks based on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. “The schools won’t be allowed to only sell sodas and the snacks that are in vending machines now,” Williams said. “The vending machines will still be there, but they’ll have healthier options for students.” According to the new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations, the nutrition standards will also apply to foods sold outside of school meal programs, on school campuses and any time during the school day. The standards are applicable to á la carte in cafeterias, in school stores,

A group of more than 20 students were inducted into the inaugural membership of the Interact Club at Crestwood High School on Wednesday. Members of the Sumter Palmetto Rotary Club attended the brief ceremony at the high school and made the program official. Interact Club is an organization for youth ages 14-18 who want to join to tackle issues in their communities that they care about and to help those in need internationally. Interact is a combination of the two words “international action,” and the program is sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs that also help children and those in need in their communities.

Rotary president Carl McIntosh said the previous Rotary president had started the process of beginning the Interact Club at Crestwood, and the club wanted to continue in that process and make it official and to encourage service. Interact Club helps members develop leadership skills, encourages them to carry out hands-on service projects and make international connections. The organization can be school- or community-based, McIntosh said. “Interact members are developed to be leaders and encourage others through service,” said Christina Heeringa, Crestwood Interact Club adviser. The inaugural members of the Crestwood organization have been working on multiple projects including litter pickup and collecting items

for the Boys & Girls Club. As an official Interact Club organization, the members will organize their own community service initiatives as well as assist their local Rotary Club with service projects. McIntosh said they already have plans to have the students assist the Rotary Club with its onion sales, which will go toward local scholarships for high school seniors. “We’re proud to have them, and they’ll help us with some of our projects starting next week with our onion sales,” McIntosh said. The students organized their previous projects with the help of Heeringa and Thomas Higginbotham, who was also present during the ceremony. Rotary Club members Cornelius Leach, Lauretha McCants and Dan Davis were also in attendance to confirm the inaugural organization.

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United States Army Spc. Frazier, right, announces from Afghanistan “It’s A Girl!” Frazier, and his wife, Keleigh, both Sumter natives, are expecting their first child. Frazier shared this photo through an email to The Sumter Item and wrote, “I wanted to say that I love my wife. My wife has been great supporting me in serving our great country. I found out about two weeks ago that the baby was going to be a girl, and I just want my wife to know how excited I am. I will be home right before the baby is due. So, I am excited and can’t wait to be a dad.” Holding the Clemson flag are Spc. Hudson, left, and Cpl. Mullen. The group also sent a second photo with Frazier’s sign changed to “Clemson. You can still pray for us!” Check out that photo online at theitem.com.

POLICE BLOTTER CHARGES Frederick Ricardo Nelson Jr., 24, of 245 W. Williams St., was arrested at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday and charged with speeding and driving under suspension, first offense. According to reports, an officer was on patrol about 7 a.m. Tuesday when he observed a silver Chevrolet driving south on Guignard Drive at 71 mph in a 40mph zone. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, during which he identified the driver as Nelson, who reportedly told the officer that he felt “boxed in” and wanted to get away from the traffic cluster. An SCDMV check revealed that Nelson’s license had been suspended for failing to pay traffic tickets. Nelson was arrested and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

began scratching the Cadillac with her car keys. As officers were watching, the wife scratched the rear quarter panel and the rear and front doors of the driver’s side of the car, as well as the roof. The wife had just delivered a baby by Caesarian section at Tuomey Regional Medical Center and left the hospital before being discharged. She was given a citation by law enforcement and transported back to Tuomey. The owner of the vehicle was given the case number and advised of the court date. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $1,500. A 2007 Chevrolet Impala parked in the 5300 block of Scenic Lake Drive West in Rembert was reported at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday as having sustained $2,000 in damage after an unknown suspect scratched the exterior of the vehicle.

VANDALISM According to reports, officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Pinewood Road in reference to a domestic disturbance about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. When law enforcement arrived, the complainant, a 36-year-old female, claimed her husband had a strange woman in the home with whom the wife alleged he was having sex earlier. The woman then announced that a blue Cadillac parked in the yard belonged to the woman. The wife reportedly became irate when her husband would not reveal who the woman was, and she

STOLEN PROPERTY A white-and-orange 1984 Chevrolet Caprice valued at $2,000 was reported stolen from a home in the 1000 block of East Sherwood Drive at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday. A black side-by-side Whirlpool refrigerator valued at $700 was reported stolen from a home in the 3500 block of Broad Street at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday after an unknown suspect gained entry to the facility by cutting the lock off the fence. The suspect also reportedly tore down an interior wall of the home, causing $600 in damage.

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NORTH CHARLESTON — A new phase in conserving the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship is beginning. Conservators at a lab in North Charleston are for the first time putting the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley in a chemical bath designed to remove salts and encrustation from the hull of the handcranked sub. One Hunley scientist said the process is the end of the beginning of the work of conserving the sub, which sank a Union blockade ship off Charleston in 1864. The Hunley was discovered off the coast in 1995 and raised in 2000. It will sit in the solution for about three months. Then it will be drained each day as scientists use tools to remove the encrustations. It’s expected the entire hull will be cleaned in a year.


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Sandi Davis, left, owner of Sandi’s Organizing Solutions, received the Ambassador of the Year award for her efforts in helping to plan events for the Chamber. Tara Williams, business development manager with AllSouth Federal Credit Union, presented the award.

BY TYLER SIMPSON tyler@theitem.com (803) 774-1295 The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce recognized several businesses and business leaders for their achievements at its annual Chamber luncheon Wednesday at the Central Carolina Health Sciences Center. Tara Williams, business development manager with AllSouth Federal Credit Union, began the ceremony by presenting Sandi Davis of Sandi’s Organizing Solutions with the Ambassador of the Year award in recognition of her help in planning projects for the Chamber. “She’s very valuable to the Chamber behind the scenes making calls to Chamber members and making them feel welcome with their membership,” Williams said. “She has made over 150 of those calls. That’s almost 15 percent of the Chamber’s members, so that’s a big accomplishment.” Lynn Blizzard, director of marketing with SAFE Federal Credit Union, presented the Minority Business Per-

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Lynn Blizzard, center left, director of marketing with SAFE Federal Credit Union, represented the company as it received the Sumter Beautification Award from the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce during its annual Chamber luncheon Wednesday. Lynn Kennedy, center right, events manager for the City of Sumter, presented the award. At far left is new Chamber President Bob Smith, and at far right is Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen. son of the Year Award to Baker’s Sweets owner Jennifer Baker, who recently added an additional 1,900 square feet to her business on Alice Drive. “We have grown over the years,” Baker said during an acceptance speech. “It started out with just me and my mom, and now we have 46 on staff. We are very pleased, and I thank the Sumter community graciously for supporting us.” Blizzard also accepted an award on behalf of SAFE, which received the Sumter Beautification Award. Lynn Kennedy, events manager with the City of Sumter, pre-

sented the award and said that the business works year round to improve Sumter. After the awards presentation, Nancy Lee Zimpleman, vice president of membership development with the Chamber, presented plans for a new smartphone app that will market its members to a younger generation. Zimpleman said the app underwent development for about three weeks. “We found a great company that came to us and had the platform developed,” Zimpleman said. “They have been working with Chambers and had such a great track record with those

Chambers. It just seemed to work for us.” The app works similarly to the Chamber website, where it will pull up the GPS location of a business searched, allow businesses to view sponsorship opportunities and let residents see upcoming events in Sumter. The app will automatically feature all 1,100 Chamber members listed by category, and their contact information will be included once it starts running. The Chamber will host an open house May 14 and 15 at the Chamber building on East Calhoun Street, where there will be a demonstra-

Jennifer Baker, center, owner of Baker’s Sweets, was given the Minority Business Person of the Year award. Blizzard, left, presented Baker with the award. New Chamber President Bob Smith is seen at right. tion of how the app works. The app will be available for download sometime next week from Apple’s iTunes store. Zimpleman also announced that the Chamber added a Job Portal link about a week ago to the website, where job applicants can upload their résumés and employers can post job openings. The job portal can be accessed through the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce website by clicking on the “JOBS” link on the homepage of the website, www.sumterChamber.com.


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People at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast bow their heads during the event Thursday. Areas prayed for included government, military, media, business and industry, education, church and family. PHOTOS BY JADE REYNOLDS / THE SUMTER ITEM

PRAYER FROM PAGE A1 the Lord they would come to. • Military — Chaplain Randy Croft with the 20th Fighter Wing asked that military men and women have courage to face challenges and have favor both deployed and at home. • Media — Derek Burress with WDXY 105.9 asked that God would guide those in the news industry to “honor You” as well as “serve as a voice for the powerless (and) as a challenge to the powerful.” • Business and Industry — Mitch Williams of Edward Jones asked for the Lord to be with small business owners and to “put your arms around our very own Tuomey.” • Teachers — Jesse Davis from Crestwood High School prayed for continued blessing on teachers and “principals to have the leadership they need from You.” • Students — Since only God knows what goes on behind closed doors, Shannon Ingram from Lakewood High School prayed for God to be with students and help them face each day.

• Churches — Patty Patterson with Bethesda Church of God prayed that churches would see the difference they can make in people’s lives and that “may the church doors be opened wide” as “we’re all God’s people.” • Family — Mark Champagne from United Ministries of Sumter County prayed “we’d be reconciled to You because you are a God of reconciliation” and that “families would reach out to other families in the community.” The event went well, said Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen, and attendees seemed to agree. “It was awesome,” Lauretha McCants said. “Everything said here today is how we should live our daily lives.” While she attends regularly, it was Robert Groover’s first Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. He was invited by his associate pastor at Harmony Church. “It was very impressive,” Groover said. “I had no idea who the speaker was going to be. For them to take time to do something like this, I think God will multiply the blessings. It was a good crowd. Now let’s see what happens.”

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Participants fix plates of eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, biscuits and fruit at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. Shoney’s restaurant provided food for about 550 visitors.


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Experiment grows new muscle in men’s injured legs WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men’s own stem cells to regrow new muscle. The research, funded by the Defense Department, included just five patients, a small first step in the complex quest for regenerative medicine. But the researchers described some of the men improving enough to no longer need canes, or to ride a bicycle again, after years of living with injuries that today have no good treatment. “The real rush for someone like myself is to see this patient being able to do these things and not struggle and have a smile on his face,” said Dr. Stephen Badylak of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He led the study, which was reported Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Muscles have some natural ability to regenerate after small injuries. But if too

much is lost — from a car wreck, a sports injury or, for soldiers, a bomb blast — the body can’t heal properly. Hard scar tissue fills the gap instead. Called volumetric muscle loss, a severe enough injury can leave an arm or leg essentially useless. The new experiment combines bioengineering with a heavy dose of physical therapy to spur stem cells that are roaming the body to settle on the injury and turn into the right kind of tissue to repair it. First, surgeons remove the scar tissue. Then they implant something called an “extracellular matrix” derived from pigs. It’s the connective scaffolding that remains after cells are removed from a tissue. (Without cells, the immune system doesn’t reject it.) Such material has been used for many years as a kind of mesh in treatments for skin ulcers and in hernia repair. What’s new here: The matrix temporarily fills in the injury, between edges of remaining muscle. As the scaffolding slowly degrades, it releases chemical signals that

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Dr. Stephen Badylak, a surgery professor at the university, and deputy director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, holds a sheet of “extracellular matrix,” scaffolding-like material derived from pig bladder. His team implanted a similar version, designed for use in humans, into a handful of men with severe leg injuries and reported Wednesday that the experimental treatment helped regrow muscle. attract stem cells to the site, Badylak said. Then physical therapy puts tension on the spot, in turn

signaling the stem cells that they need to form strong, stretchy muscle tissue, he said. Without the exercise,

Badylak cautioned, those cells won’t get the message to boost muscle mass, and scar tissue could return.


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Drug resistance found worldwide, new drugs needed BY MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer LONDON — Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization. In its first global survey of the resistance problem, WHO said it found very high rates of drug-resistant E. coli bacteria,

which causes problems including meningitis and infections of the skin, blood and the kidneys. The agency noted there are many countries where treatment for the bug is useless in more than half of patients. WHO’s report also found worrying rates of resistance in other bacteria, including common causes of pneumonia and gonorrhea. Unless there is urgent action, “the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era in which

common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, one of the agency’s assistant director-generals, warned in a release. WHO acknowledged it couldn’t assess the validity of the data provided by countries and that many had no information on antibiotic resistance available. Health experts have long warned about the dangers of drug resistance, particularly

in diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and flu. In a report by Britain’s Chief Medical Officer last year, Dr. Sally Davies described resistance as a “ticking time bomb” and said it was as big a threat as terrorism. In 1928, Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin revolutionized medicine by giving doctors the first effective treatment for a wide variety of infections. Despite the introduction of numerous other antibiotics since then, there have been no new classes of the

drugs discovered for more than 30 years. “We see horrendous rates of antibiotic resistance wherever we look ... including children admitted to nutritional centers in Niger and people in our surgical and trauma units in Syria,” said Dr. Jennifer Cohn, a medical director at Doctors Without Borders, in a statement. She said countries needed to improve their monitoring of antibiotic resistance. “Otherwise, our actions are just a shot in the dark.”

Botched execution could renew ‘cruel’ challenges BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS AP Legal Affairs Writer

right to a painless execution. The “Constitution does not demand the avoidance of all risk of pain in carrying out exCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The botched execution of an Okla- ecutions,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. homa inmate is certain to fire That decision involved a up the debate about what conthree-drug method that many stitutes cruel and unusual states no longer use because punishment — the phrase written into the U.S. Constitu- certain drugs have been cut tion and defined by the courts, off by European suppliers. More recently, attorneys piece by piece, during two cenmaking the cruel-and-unusual turies. argument have targeted the Convicted killer Clayton newer drug combinations adLockett, 38, began writhing, clenching his teeth and strain- opted across the country, their reliability and their suppliers, ing to lift his head off the pilbut they have had little success. low Tuesday evening after he Making that argument has was supposedly rendered unconscious by the first of three always been difficult. The Supreme Court has drugs in the state’s new lethal never declared a method of exinjection combination. ecution unconstitutional on The execution was halted, and Lockett died of a heart at- the grounds that it is cruel and unusual. During the past 135 tack about a half-hour later, years, it upheld the firing authorities said. squad (1879), the electric chair While officials later blamed (1890), and then lethal injeca ruptured vein — not the tion. drugs themselves — the case The court made it clear is raising questions about the through the years that the ability of states to administer lethal injections that meet the Eighth Amendment prohibits inflicting pain merely to torEighth Amendment requirement that punishments be nei- ture or punish an inmate, drawing a distinction between ther cruel nor unusual. a method such as electrocuDeath penalty opponents, tion and European practices such as the American Civil such as drawing and quarterLiberties Union, called for a moratorium on capital punish- ing. The Constitution prohibits “unnecessary and wanton ment. And the White House said the procedure fell short of infliction of pain,” the court said in 1976. the humane standards reIt has also held that “an isoquired when the death penalty lated mishap” during an exeis carried out. cution does not violate the In light of other apparently bungled executions across the Eighth Amendment, “because U.S. in recent years, Jen More- such an event, while regrettano, staff attorney at the Berke- ble, does not suggest cruelty or a ‘substantial risk of seriley School of Law Death Penous harm,’” according to a alty Clinic, said the risks are 1947 decision allowing Louisiclear. “To say that they’re isolated ana to return an inmate to the incidents is mischaracterizing electric chair after a botched them, and what they really are attempt a year earlier. That suggests that an isolatis foreseeable consequences of using an inherently dangerous ed episode — say, one bungled execution in Oklahoma — procedure,” she said. The U.S. Supreme Court up- might not be enough to bring the issue before the Supreme held the constitutionality of Court. lethal injection in 2008 in a But if it can be shown that case out of Kentucky. As part of that decision, the high court there’s a pattern, “at some point the court’s going to have said there is no constitutional

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From left, John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker hold a banner during a protest at the Governor’s Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday about the planned execution of two inmates. An execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney later Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate’s eventual death from a heart attack. to look at it,” said Dale Baich, a federal public defender in Arizona who has represented death row inmates. States have botched several executions previously, leading at times to changes in execution policies but no widespread prohibition. In 2000, Florida switched from the electric chair to injec-

tion after bungled electrocutions raised concerns that the state’s death penalty would be declared unconstitutional. Ohio executioners in 2006 needed more than an hour to put Joseph Clark to death because of trouble with his veins. Later that year, it took Florida killer Angel Diaz 36 min-

utes to die, with an autopsy showing that the needles that were used to send the lethal drugs into his veins had penetrated his muscles. In 2009, Ohio abandoned an execution attempt after Romell Broom was pricked 18 times with needles. Broom remains on death row, challenging the state’s right to try again.


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Gary Rudman, a lay Jewish leader at Shaw Air Force Base, talks to Lilly Filler, the speaker at a Holocaust remembrance event at Shaw on Thursday. Rudman helped organize events for the base’s Days of Remembrance.

ALSTON FROM PAGE A1 Alston, who went by the nickname “Bri” at Morehouse, as saying. “Straight boys are the ones who gave us the name.” The Plastics were outsiders on the Morehouse campus. They clashed with administrators and the straight student body, but Alston and others in the article describe a tense relationship between the more visibly different group and the campus gay community. “We know our lives aren’t really reflective of the Morehouse gay black experience,” Alston is quoted as saying. “And Morehouse has enough issues dealing with just the gay community. They don’t know what to do with us.” Alston graduated from Morehouse with a degree in sociology in 2011. Speaking to The Sumter Item, Alston played down the significance of the article, saying it was irrelevant to the issues facing District 50. He also pointed the finger at Brown for leaking the story. “I’m surprised that a veteran politician, who I’ve respected my whole life, would run on this kind of tactic. Politics can be a dirty game, but that’s how we make it,” the candidate said. “The issues remain the same, and I would love to sit down with him and discuss them.” Alston described his activity with the Plastics as an “act of civil disobedience” against the Morehouse administration. “I was standing up for what’s right,” he said but declined to answer questions about whether or how long he had been dressing in feminine clothes before the dress code policy was publicized. Alston said he doesn’t think the story is something worth being brought up on the campaign trail. “It’d be like running against Tyler Perry with a photo of Madea,” he said. When reached for comment, Brown almost seemed to agree with his opponent, saying he was unaware of Alston’s past until recently. “I have not and will not make it an issue in the campaign,” Brown said. “I plan

to run on my record and my years of service.” Both candidates will have a chance to address the district’s needs as the campaign goes on. Alston and Brown are scheduled to appear in a candidate forum hosted by the Sumter NAACP on May 22.

Air Force in 2011. “I learned in my civilian briefing, when we met the chaplain, that they didn’t have anyone for Jewish people,” Rudman said. “Since then, I’ve had some small events. Last year, we had a Hanukkah menorah lighting here.” For this year’s remembrance event, the guest speaker was Filler, co-chair of the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission. Both Filler’s parents grew up in Poland before they were rounded up along with their families and sent to the concentration camps, where most of their relatives died. Jadzia Stern didn’t learn her sister had survived the war until they were reunited by the Red Cross in 1950. When the Nazis came to Ben Stern’s home, he watched the soldiers murder his infant nephew before the family was even loaded into a boxcar headed to the camp. The child’s mother was his only relative who made it through the war alive. Stern would later attribute his own survival to sheer luck. When he was too weak from malnourishment to join a group of friends in an escape attempt, they were all captured and hanged. Toward the end of the war, as retreating guards fired into a row of marching prisoners, killing Stern’s brother, he only survived because he had already fallen to the ground from exhaustion. Filler’s parents only met

each other after the war, when Jadzia was reunited with her brother, who bunked with Ben Stern in a relocation camp. Their daughter was born while they were living in Munich, Germany, before the family came to America in 1949. Filler said she became very committed to promoting Holocaust education after hearing her parents tell these stories in synagogues and community events before their deaths. She continued a fundraising effort they started to establish Columbia’s Holocaust memorial. “They never said it, but by their actions, I could see how important it was to them,” she said. “I feel that very deeply.” At Shaw, Rudman is observing the Days of Remembrance by having airmen read to fifth graders at High Hills Elementary School from portions of Daniel’s Story, a child’s-eye view of the Holocaust prepared by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Shaw is also hosting an exhibit on the Holocaust during the remembrance period. Even after World War II, the lingering threat of antiSemitism was still strong enough during Rudman’s time in the Air Force to cause him to change his religious affiliation on his dog tags from Jewish to “no religious preference.” “In case we got shot down, in some of these places, that’s just another reason (to kill you),” he said. “I think there are some Jewish service members now who don’t express a preference for the same reason.”


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COMMENTARY

A foreign policy of self-delusion

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ASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s 949word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality. It began with a complaint about negative coverage on Fox News, when, in fact, it was The New York Times front page that featured Obama’s foreign policy failures, most recently the inability to conclude a trade agreement with Japan and the collapse of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East negotiations. Add to this the collapse of not one but two Geneva conferences on Syria, American helplessness in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine and the Saudi king’s humiliating dismissal of Obama within two hours of talks — no dinner — after Obama made a special 2,300-mile diversion from Europe to see him, and you have an impressive litany of serial embarrassments. Obama’s first rhetorical defense, as usual, was to attack a straw man: “Why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?” Everybody? Wasn’t it you, Mr. President, who decided to attack Libya under the grand Obama doctrine of “responsibility to protect” (helpless civilians) — every syllable Charles Krauthammer in which you totally contradicted as 150,000 were being slaughtered in Syria? And wasn’t attacking Syria for having crossed your own chemical-weapons red line also your idea? Before, of course, you retreated abjectly, thereby marginalizing yourself and exposing the United States to general ridicule. Everybody eager to use military force? Name a single Republican (or Democratic) leader who has called for sending troops into Ukraine. The critique by John McCain and others is that when the Ukrainians last month came asking for weapons to defend themselves, Obama turned them down. The Pentagon offered instead MREs, ready-toeat burgers to defend against 40,000 well-armed Russians. Obama even denied Ukraine such defensive gear as night-vision goggles and body armor. Obama retorted testily: Does anyone think Ukrainian weaponry would deter Russia, as opposed to Obama’s diplomatic and economic pressure? Why, averred Obama, “in Ukraine, what we’ve done is mobilize the international community. ... Russia is having to engage in activities that have been rejected uniformly around the world.” That’s a deterrent? Fear of criticism? Empty words? To think this will stop Putin, liberator of Crimea, champion of “New Russia,” is delusional. In fact, Putin’s popularity has spiked 10 points since the start of his war on Ukraine. It’s now double Obama’s. As for the allegedly mobilized international community, it has done nothing. Demonstrably nothing to deter Putin from swallowing Crimea. Demonstrably nothing to deter his systematic campaign of destabilization, anonymous seizures and selective violence in the proxy-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, where Putin’s “maskirovka” (disguised warfare) has turned Eastern Ukraine into a no man’s land where Kiev hardly dares tread. As for Obama’s vaunted economic sanctions, when he finally got around to applying Round 2 on Monday, the markets were so impressed by their weakness that the ruble rose 1 percent and the Moscow stock exchange 2 percent. Behind all this U.S. action, explained The New York Times in a recent leak calculated to counteract the impression of a foreign policy of clueless ad hocism, is a major strategic idea: containment. A rather odd claim when a brazenly uncontained Russia swallows a major neighbor one piece at a time — as America stands by. After all, how did real containment begin? In March 1947, with Greece in danger of collapse from a Soviet-backed insurgency and Turkey under direct Russian pressure, President Truman went to Congress for major and immediate economic and military aid to both countries. That means weaponry, Mr. President. It was the beginning of the Truman Doctrine. No one is claiming that arming Ukraine would have definitively deterred Putin’s current actions. But the possibility of a bloody and prolonged Ukrainian resistance to infiltration or invasion would surely alter Putin’s calculus more than Obama’s toothless sanctions or empty diplomatic gestures, like the preposterous Geneva agreement that wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. Or does Obama really believe that Putin’s thinking would be altered less by anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons in Ukrainian hands than by the State Department’s comical #UnitedforUkraine Twitter campaign? Obama appears to think so. Which is the source of so much allied anxiety: Obama really seems to believe that his foreign policy is succeeding. Ukraine has already been written off. But Eastern Europe need not worry. Obama understands containment. He recently dispatched 150 American ground troops to Poland and each of the Baltic states. You read correctly: 150. Each. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@ charleskrauthammer.com. © 2014, The Washington Post Writers Group

LETTER TO THE EDITOR There’s no benefit to raising minimum wage There has been a lot of talk lately about raising the minimum wage and recently about the expansion of overtime pay. Both are good talking points and ways to stir a voter base, especially with upcoming elections. The one thing that is failing to be mentioned is how it is going to be paid for. So what are some of the ways? One way is for the government to subsidize the employer to cover the cost (more taxes coming out of your pay, meaning less money or the government printing more money and devaluing the dollar even more). If I am an employer, I can reduce my number of workers to cover the in-

creased cost (less jobs available, meaning more unemployed people). I could cut or pass on the cost of benefits I offer to my employees to cover the cost of the increase (more cost to the employee to cover the benefit, meaning less pay). Raise the cost of the product or service I provide and pass the cost on to the consumer (more out-of-pocket expense for everyone, including the employee because the employees are also consumers). So while raising the wage and expanding overtime sound good, in reality there is no benefit because at some point the extra money you earned or were supposed to have earned is used up in extra cost. Minimum-wage jobs are a great way for people to start in the workforce and use

it as a stepping stone or to earn extra money and the individuals who work them are good, hardworking people, and a lot of employers pay more than the minimum for starting pay as it is. However, most people who work minimum-wage jobs do not look at the job as one that they plan to work their whole life and raise a family on. If you believe that you can, you are deceiving yourself. But there is one tried and proven successful method that has been used for decades to earn more money. It is work harder than the others in your job, increase your knowledge and skills about your job or the company you work for, and get promoted. JEFF POTTER Lynchburg

COMMENTARY

The heavy hand of the IRS

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LINT, Mich. — Earnest moralists lament Americans’ distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand. Terry, who came to Michigan from Iraq in 1970, soon did what immigrants often do: He went into business, buying Schott’s Supermarket in Fraser, Michigan, where he still works six days a week. The IRS, a tentacle of a government that spent $3.5 trillion in 2013, tried to steal more than $35,000 from Terry and Sandy that year. Sandy, a mother of four, has a master’s degree in urban planning but has worked in the store off and on since she was 12. She remembers, “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account. The IRS agents believed, or pretended to believe, that Terry and Sandy were or conceivably could be — which is sufficient for the IRS — conducting a criminal enterprise when not selling groceries. What pattern of behavior supposedly aroused the suspicions of a federal government that is ignorant of how small businesses function? Terry and Sandy regularly make deposits of less than $10,000 in the bank across the street. Federal law, aimed primarily at money laundering by drug dealers, requires banks to report cash deposits of more than $10,000. It also makes it illegal to “structure” deposits to evade such reporting. Because 35 percent of Schott’s Supermarket’s receipts are in cash, Terry and Sandy make frequent trips to the bank to avoid tempting actual criminals by having large sums at the store. Besides, their insurance policy cov-

ers no cash loss in excess of $10,000. In 2010 and 2012, IRS agents visited the store and examined Terry’s and Sandy’s conduct. In 2012, the IRS notified them that it identified “no violations” of banking laws. But on Jan. 22, 2013, Terry and Sandy discovered that the IRS had obtained a secret warrant and emptied the store’s bank account. Sandy says that if the IRS had acted George “the day before, Will there would have been only about $2,000 in the account.” Should we trust that today’s IRS was just lucky in its timing? The IRS used “civil forfeiture,” the power to seize property suspected of being produced by, or involved with, crime. The IRS could have dispelled its suspicions of Terry and Sandy, if it actually had any, by simply asking them about the reasons — prudence, and the insurance limits — for their banking practices. It had, however, a reason not to ask obvious questions before proceeding. The civil forfeiture law — if something so devoid of due process can be dignified as law — is an incentive for perverse behavior: Predatory government agencies get to pocket the proceeds from property they seize from Americans without even charging them with, let alone convicting them of, crimes. Criminals are treated better than this because they lose the fruits of their criminality only after being convicted. Sandy remembers her father exclaiming “Aren’t we in the United States? We did nothing wrong.” They did something right in discovering the Institute for Justice’s activities against civil

forfeiture abuse. IJ, a libertarian defender of property rights and other American premises, says that what was done to Terry is done routinely across the nation — indeed, it was done almost simultaneously to the owner of a gas station near Schott’s Supermarket who deposited his cash receipts whenever he could get to the bank, typically every few days. Civil forfeiture proceeds on the guilty-until-proven-innocent principle, forcing property owners of limited means to hire lawyers and engage in protracted proceedings against a government with limitless resources, just to prove their innocence. Says IJ: “To make matters worse, forfeiture law treats property owners like random bystanders and requires them to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the government against their property just to get it back. That is why civil forfeiture cases have such unusual names, such as United States v. $35,651.11 in U.S. Currency — the case involving Terry and Sandy.” In what it probably considered an act of unmerited mercy, the IRS offered to return 20 percent of Terry’s money. Such extortion — pocketing others people’s money — often succeeds when the IRS bullies bewildered people not represented by IJ, which forced the government to return all of Terry’s and the gas station owner’s money. IJ’s countersuit seeks an injunction to prevent such IRS thefts and extortions. Meanwhile, earnest moralists might consider the possibility that Americans’ distrust of government is insufficient. George Will’s email address is georgewill@washpost.com. © 2014, Washington Post Writers Group


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FYI Hillcrest High School Class of 1984 is planning a class reunion for Aug. 8-10. If you are a member of this class or know someone who is, contact Dianna Adams (Miller) at (301) 471-7250, adams_dianna@yahoo.com or visit http://hhs1984wildcats.com. The 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans Organization will hold its 20th Annual Reunion Aug. 28-30, 2014, in Charleston. All who served with the 101st Division in Vietnam, their guests and supporters, are invited to this event. For details, visit www.101namvet. com or call (803) 506-3120. The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center and Sumter County Active Lifestyles are sponsoring a free walking program. If you are interested in becoming more active, form a walking group of 4-8 members and join Sumter County On The Move! This program allows you to walk at your own convenience or with a group. Free workshops and physical activity information available. Call (803) 7743860 or register at https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/ scotm-test2. Are you a breast cancer survivor? Maggie L. Richardson is seeking other survivors to form a music group and give back to the community. If you are interested in joining, contact her at mlrminstry2012@ gmail.com or (803) 236-9086. Belly dancing classes are held at 6 p.m. every Monday at the Parks and Recreation Department, 155 Haynsworth St. Only $20 per month. The Rembert Area Community Coalition offers an after school program for students from kindergarten to sixth grade at the youth center in Rembert. Children receive assistance with homework, school projects, etc. A nutritious snack is served daily. There is a small monthly fee. Registrations are accepted noon-2 p.m. at 8455 Camden Highway, U.S. 521, Rembert, in front of the car wash. Call Dr. Juanita Britton at (803) 432-2001. The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone/everyone who served in the 2nd Infantry Division. Visit the website at www.2ida.org or contact Mike Davino at MDavino@yahoo. com or (919) 498-1910. Zumba classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Parks and Recreation building on Haynsworth Street. Classes are $5 each and no registration is required. Contact Deanne Lewis at zumbadeanne@ gmail.com. The Palmetto Singles Club holds a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at the VFW on Gion Street. Call Nancy McLeod, club president, at (803) 469-3433. Sumter Area Toastmasters

meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Sumter Mall community room, 1057 Broad St. The group helps in developing speaking and leadership skills. Call Douglas Wilson at (803) 778-0197 or Rebecca Gonzalez at (803) 565-9271. The Sumter Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Bultman Conference Room at USC Sumter. Administrative professionals, assistants and secretaries are encouraged to attend. Call Mary Sutton at (803) 938-3760. Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. Free help for cancer patients from the American Cancer Society. Transportation to treatment, help for appearance related side effects of treatment, nutrition help, one-on-one breast cancer support, free housing away from home during treatment, help finding clinical trials, someone to talk to — all free. Call (800) 227-2345. The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships Inc., a non-profit organization, announces the S.C. Weatherization Assistance Program. This program helps provide weatherization assistance to low-income South Carolinians. Services include, but are not limited to, insulating attics, walls, floors, water heaters and exposed pipes; stripping and caulking around doors and windows; and replacing broken glass panes. Call the Weatherization office of Wateree Community Action Agency Inc. at (803) 773-9716 or the state information line at (888) 7719404. Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505; (260) 486-2221 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; fax (260) 492-9771; or email at hope4391@verizon.net. Agape Hospice is in need of volunteers. Whether your passion is baking, knitting, reading, singing, etc., Agape Hospice can find a place for you. Contact Thandi Blanding at (803) 774-1075, (803) 260-3876 or tblanding@agapsenior.com. Hospice Care of South Carolina is in need of volunteers in Sumter County. Do you have one extra hour a week? Opportunities are available for patient/family companionship, administrative support, meal preparation, light household projects, student education and various other tasks. Contact Whitney Rogers, regional volunteer coordinator, at (843) 409-7991 or whitney.rogers@hospicecare.net.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be open to EUGENIA LAST suggestions and new possibilities. Don’t feel obligated to follow someone else or be reluctant to use some suggestions to come up with what works best for you. Focus on getting ahead, not standing still. A change will do you good.

goals.

The last word in astrology

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take control of your financial situation. It’s up to you to set your budget and stick to it. Don’t be fooled by fast-cash schemes. False information regarding deals, contracts or donations can be expected. A conservative approach will lead to success. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Go with the flow. You will be unpredictable, but that will add to your charm. Follow your heart and you will find your way. A creative venture will allow you to use your talent to reach a new goal. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Temptation will entice you. An emotional problem will crop up if you share personal information. You are best to be a quiet observer. Focus on creative projects and personal improvements. Romance may be your desire, but emotional upset will prevail. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Focus on making appropriate changes that will lead to greater happiness and personal stability. If you feel the generosity being offered is questionable, look into the motives that may be behind the actions being offered. Do what’s best for everyone involved. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your efforts are likely to feel futile. Look for an outlet that will calm your nerves. Interacting with people from a different background will help you discover the adjustments you need to make to reach your

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are on the right track. Don’t let laziness be your demise. Pick up the ball and run in a direction that promises you the success you’ve been searching for. A change of plans must not throw you off course. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t put off medical, financial or legal matters. Someone is likely to falsify information or try to send you in the wrong direction. Do your own fact-finding and put an end to any attempt to lead you astray. Romance is highlighted. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put greater emphasis on love, home and family. The changes you make now will improve your relationships with the people you care about most. Romance should be your intent and happiness your goal. Take action; show how much you care. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Speak up and take control of any situation you face at home that appears to need an adjustment. Your strength and courage will be appreciated by those who share your sentiments, but feared by those who don’t. Pick your allies carefully. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Changing the way you do things will help open up a window of opportunity professionally. Use your skills in an unusual way and you will discover new possibilities. Invest in what you know and do best. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Harbor your thoughts and act below the radar. The less you let others know, the easier it will be to reach your goals. Interference is the enemy and persistence your ticket to success. Strive to stabilize your financial future.

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SPCA PET OF THE WEEK Bear, a 5-year-old tan and white male Chihuahua, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, sweet, gentle, affectionate and friendly. Bear is great with other dogs and loves to cuddle in your lap. Bear would make a great new buddy for any family. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit the website at www.sumterscspca.com.

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


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PREP BASEBALL

Barons to begin postseason play coming off 1st loss

Stretching out a victory

BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com A loss in the Mingo Bay Classic Tournament may have been just what the doctor ordered for the Wilson Hall baseball team, and Wilson Hall head coach Tommy Jones should know since he is one. Before a 5-4 loss to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., last week, the Barons had won 22 straight games. Now they begin their journey toward a SCISA 3A state title. WH will host a familiar foe in Orangeburg Prep beginning at 4 p.m. today in a doubleheader in the bestof-3 quarterfinal series. “I think to be able to play in a 3-game tournament you have to think three games,” Jones said. “You can’t think, ‘Gosh, if we lose one it’s all over.’ “That loss we had toward the end of the season maybe helps us, saying, ‘OK, sure, we’re vulnerable, we’ve got some chinks in the armor, but we can come back and play hard. All we’ve got to do is win two out of three. And having that mindset that it’s a series, not a single game, and it’s JONES not a single inning — I think we pressed that point with our players and we’re ready as we can be.” The Indians, who are 10-12, beat Ben Lippen 7-1 on Tuesday to advance. WH swept OP during the regular season, but are not looking past it. Jones said seniors John Patrick Sears and William Kinney will likely be given the ball in today’s games. The Barons received a first-round bye after gaining one of the two No. 1 seeds. The other No. 1 is Hammond, the team that beat Wilson Hall for the state title last year. While disappointed with not being able to complete a perfect season, Kinney said the recent loss was good because it served as a reminder to what losing was like. “It’s almost like a burden is off our back. We can relax now and go play and not worry about being perfect,” Kinney said. “We’re worried about winning each game, trying to

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MATT WALSH / THE SUMTER ITEM

Sumter first baseman Charlie Barnes (2) tries to apply a tag at first base on Thursday during the Gamecocks’ 5-4 victory against Aiken High School at Gamecock Field in the opening game of the District VI tournament in the 4A state playoffs.

Top seed SHS edges Aiken 5-4 to open 4A District VI tournament BY EDDIE LITAKER Special to The Item Sumter High School’s top-ranked baseball team took advantage of a shaky first inning by Aiken starting pitcher Blake Cantrell to take an early 3-0 lead and held on down the stretch to eek out a 5-4 victory on Thursday at Gamecock Field in the opener of District VI tournament in the 4A state playoffs. Cantrell walked the first three batters he faced, with all three coming in to score. Leadoff hitter Jacob Watcher walked, stole second and took the next two bases on passed balls to cross home plate with the SHUMAKE Gamecocks’ first run. Javon Martin took second on the passed ball that scored Watcher, moved to third on a Phillip Watcher sacrifice bunt and came home on a Tee Dubose infield grounder. Charlie Barnes then stole home during James Barnes’ at-bat, which ended in an inning-ending strikeout. “(Cantrell) did a good job, but he came out tight in the first inning and he was a little bit tight, obviously, and

he couldn’t find the zone,” SHS head coach Brooks Shumake said after his team moved to 21-2-1 on the season. “We capitalized on his weakness there in terms of not being able to find the strike zone, so we scored three runs, which ended up being absolutely huge for us because he shut us down.” The Gamecocks seemed to be in decent shape after two innings as catcher Ian McCaffrey led off the second with yet another base on balls. Courtesy runner Chris Crawford then stole second and third before coming home on an errant throw to third by Aiken catcher Keaton Allison for a 4-0 Sumter lead. The comfort level of Gamecock starter Phillip Watcher decreased a bit in the third as Aiken cut the lead in half with two runs on three hits and a sacrifice fly from the top of the batting order. Alex Conaway got the rally started with a 1-out infield single, followed by a single to right from Caleb Heath. Brandon Miller slapped a double to left that plated Conaway, then Bryant Schmid lifted a sac fly to left to score

SEE SUMTER, PAGE B3

PREP SOFTBALL

PREP TRACK & FIELD

Altman, EC defeat H-P in playoff opener

Area SCISA track teams ready for state meet

BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com TURBEVILLE – Leslie Altman readily admits she’s more comfortable in the batter’s box than she is on the pitcher’s mound. “I’d much rather be at a 3-2 count facing a pitcher than 3-2 facing a batter,” the East Clarendon High School senior said. “It’s stressful. I’m not really a pitcher.” Anyone who saw Thursday’s opening game of the District VII tournament in the 1A softball state playoffs might beg to differ. After the first two batters of the game got on, Altman allowed just one hit and three baserunners the rest of the way in a dominant 7-inning performance – striking out eight in the process. Her day at the plate was highlightARD ed by three runs batted in, including two in a game-changing, 5-run fifth inning as the defending state champion Lady Wolverines earned a 7-1 victory over HannahPamplico at the EC softball field. ECHS improved to 15-4 overall and will play host to AllendaleFairfax on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. A-F defeated Military Magnet on Thursday. H-P will travel to Military Magnet on Saturday in an elimination game. “She was a little nervous at first; she hadn’t done this in a while,” Ard said of Altman. “We’ve used a lot of different pitchers this year, but with the playoffs starting she’ll probably

BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com

JUSTIN DRIGGERS / THE SUMTER ITEM

East Clarendon High School starting pitcher Leslie Altman delivers during the Lady Wolverines’ 7-1 victory over Hannah-Pamplico on Thursday at the EC softball field in Turbeville during the opening game of the District VII tournament in the 1A state playoffs. be out there a lot more now. “Once she got through the motions a little bit, she settled down and pitched well.” The Lady Raiders were able to take advantage of Altman’s early jitters, though. Madison Miles led

off the game with a ringing double and Altman plunked Riley Boyle to put runners on first and second with no outs. After a strikeout, a passed ball

SEE EC, PAGE B3

Paul Greer has had his share of individual state winners in his time as head track and field coach at Thomas Sumter Academy. This season might just be a golden opportunity to make a dent in the team standings as well, though. Since taking over in 2006, Greer and the Generals will field their largest team at Saturday’s SCISA state meet at Heathwood Hall in Columbia – with a combined 13 runners in multiple events, including 12 on the boys side. “Almost all of the events are covered with at least one (participant) and sometimes two,” Greer said. “So we feel like we’re in pretGREER ty good position to do well as a team (in the 1A-2A meet).” TSA isn’t the only local school looking for big things either as Wilson Hall, Laurence Manning Academy and St. Francis Xavier High School will be represented. The 2014 meet kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with the field events. The 3,200-meter runs will be at 9:50 followed by more field events at 10:50, the 4x800 relays at 11:45 and then the rest of the track events beginning at 12:30 p.m. Greer is hoping a larger than normal turnout this season leads to good things come Saturday. “We’ve had a lot of kids come out who don’t normally run, so it’s been a fun season,” he said. “I think we wound up second or third one year where we had seven (boys) who qualified, so hopefully we can put together some points and see where things go.” TSA will still have to rely on runners in multiple events, though. Taylor Roedl qualified in the 100 and 200 dashes and will be a leg in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. In competition this

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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY

9 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour The Championship at Laguna National Second Round from Tampines, Singapore (GOLF). 12:30 p.m. -- LPGA Golf: North Texas LPGA Shootout Second Round from Irving, Texas (GOLF). 2 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 Practice from Talladega, Ala. (FOX SPORTS 1). 2 p.m. – Major League Baseball: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (MLB NETWORK). 3 p.m. -- PGA Golf: Wells Fargo Championship Second Round from Charlotte (GOLF). 3 p.m. – Horse Racing: Kentucky Oaks from Louisville, Ky. (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 3:30 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 Practice from Talladega, Ala. (FOX SPORTS 1). 4:30 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: K&N Pro Series East from Richmond, Va. (FOX SPORTS 1). 6 p.m. – Professional Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Jr./Marcos Maidana WBC/WBA Welterweight Title Fight Weigh-In from Las Vegas (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 6 p.m. – College Baseball: GardnerWebb at Campbell (ESPNU). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. – NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 Pole Qualifying from Talladega, Ala. (FOX SPORTS 1). 6:45 p.m. – High School Baseball: 4A State Playoffs District VI Tournament Game – Lugoff-Elgin at Summerville (WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. – NBA Basketball: Eastern Conference Playoffs Quarterfinal Series Game Six – Toronto at Brooklyn (ESPN2). 7 p.m. – Major League Baseball: Oakland at Boston or Tampa Bay at New York Yankees (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. – NHL Hockey: Eastern Conference Playoffs Semifinal Series Game One – New York Rangers at Pittsburgh (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. – College Baseball: Baylor at Oklahoma (SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. – College Baseball: South Carolina at Georgia (WNKT-FM 107.5). 7:30 p.m. – College Baseball: Louisiana State at Texas A&M (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: San Francisco at Atlanta (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7:30 p.m. – Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Insperity Invitational First Round from The Woodlands, Texas (GOLF). 8 p.m. – College Baseball: Gonzaga at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 8 p.m. – NBA Basketball: Western Conference Playoffs Quarterfinal Series Game Six – San Antonio at Dallas (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: San Francisco at Atlanta (Joined In Progress) (WPUB-FM 102.7). 9:30 p.m. – NHL Hockey: Western Conference Playoffs Semifinal Series Game One – Minnesota at Chicago (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10 p.m. – Professional Boxing: Ishe Smith vs. Ryan Davis in a Light Middleweight Bout, Jesus Cuellar vs. Rico Ramos in a Featherweight Bout and Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera in a Lightweight Bout from Las Vegas (FOX SPORTS 1). 10:30 p.m. – NBA Basketball: Western Conference Playoffs Quarterfinal Series Game Six – Houston at Portland (ESPN). 11 p.m. – MLL Lacrosse: Boston at Rochester (SPORTSOUTH). 3 a.m. – Professional Boxing: Ronny Rios vs. Andrew Cancio in a Junior Lightweight Bout from Chicago (FOX SPORTSOUTH).

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY

Varsity Boys Golf Sumter in Southern Cross (at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken), TBA Varsity Boys Soccer Marlboro County at Crestwood, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 7:30 p.m. Manning at Hartsville, 6:30 p.m. Northwood at Thomas Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Bamberg-Ehrhardt at Lakewood, 6 p.m. Northwood at Thomas Sumter, 5:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Soccer Lakewood at Darlington, 6:30 p.m. Varsity Softball Wilson Hall at Clarendon Hall, 5:30 p.m. Providence Athletic Club at Laurence Manning, 5 p.m. Junior Varsity Softball Wilson Hall at Clarendon Hall, 4 p.m.

NASCAR By The Associated Press

Sprint Cup Leaders Through April 26 Points 1, Jeff Gordon, 341. 2, Matt Kenseth, 336. 3, Carl Edwards, 313. 4, Kyle Busch, 310. 5, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 309. 6, Joey Logano, 292. 7, Brad Keselowski, 287. 8, Jimmie Johnson, 282. 9, Ryan Newman, 272. 10, Brian Vickers, 256. 11, Greg Biffle, 256. 12, Austin Dillon, 252. 13, Kyle Larson, 251. 14, Denny Hamlin, 245. 15, Tony Stewart, 243. 16, Marcos Ambrose, 242. 17, A J Allmendinger, 240. 18, Paul Menard, 226. 19, Jamie McMurray, 226. 20, Kevin Harvick, 220. Money 1, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $2,695,643. 2, Brad Keselowski, $2,447,795. 3, Jeff Gordon, $2,254,487. 4, Joey Logano, $2,162,017. 5, Denny Hamlin, $2,097,885. 6, Jimmie Johnson, $1,958,697. 7, Kyle Busch, $1,956,692. 8, Matt Kenseth, $1,889,020. 9, Kevin Harvick, $1,743,145. 10, Paul Menard, $1,633,314. 11, Austin Dillon, $1,560,762. 12, Greg Biffle, $1,548,698. 13, Tony Stewart, $1,504,000. 14, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $1,495,568. 15, Carl Edwards, $1,490,838. 16, Kyle Larson, $1,478,943. 17, Brian Vickers, $1,477,753. 18, Jamie McMurray, $1,449,344. 19, Marcos Ambrose, $1,400,653. 20, Aric Almirola, $1,373,542.

MLB STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION W New York 15 Baltimore 12 Boston 13 Toronto 12 Tampa Bay 11 CENTRAL DIVISION W Detroit 14 Kansas City 14 Minnesota 12 Chicago 14 Cleveland 11 WEST DIVISION W Oakland 18 Texas 15 Los Angeles 14 Seattle 11 Houston 9

L 11 12 14 15 16

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GB – 2 21/2 31/2 41/2

L 9 12 12 15 17

Pct .609 .538 .500 .483 .393

GB – 11/2 21/2 3 51/2

L 10 13 13 14 19

Pct .643 .536 .519 .440 .321

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

GB – 3 31/2 51/2 9

Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 1 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, ppd., rain Seattle at New York, ppd., rain Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain Oakland 12, Texas 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, Minnesota 4

Kansas City 4, Toronto 2 Washington 7, Houston 0

AREA ROUNDUP

TODAY’S GAMES

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-1) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Straily 1-1) at Boston (Buchholz 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Jimenez 0-4) at Minnesota (Nolasco 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 3-1) at Kansas City (Shields 3-2), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-1) at Houston (Peacock 0-2), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Lewis 1-1) at L.A. Angels (H. Santiago 0-4), 10:05 p.m.

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

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L 9 11 12 13 14

Pct .654 .577 .571 .500 .481

GB – 2 2 4 41/2

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L 8 14 15 16 17

Pct .714 .517 .444 .385 .346

GB – 51/2 71/2 9 10

W 17 15 16 13 9

L 11 12 13 16 22

Pct .607 .556 .552 .448 .290

GB – 11/2 11/2 41/2 91/2

Top-seeded EC falls 6-3 TURBEVILLE – Top-seeded East Clarendon High School lost to Hannah-Pamplico 6-3 on Thursday at Shad Hall Field in the opening game of the District VII tournament in the 1A baseball state playoffs. The Wolverines, who fell to 16-3 on the season, will play host to an elimination game on Saturday at 2 p.m. They will face the loser of today’s game between Cross and Allendale-Fairfax. Fourth-seeded H-P will play at the winner of the game between Cross and A-F Saturday. W.W. KING 9 CLARENDON HALL 8

COLUMBIA – W.W. King scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Clarendon Hall 9-8 in the deciding game of the first-round series in the SCISA 1A state playoffs on Thursday at the Ben Lippen field. The fourth-seeded Saints lost the best-of-3 series 2-1 to finish its season 7-12.

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Pittsburgh at Baltimore, ppd., rain Miami 9, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 4 L.A. Dodgers 6, Minnesota 4 Washington 7, Houston 0 Arizona 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings San Francisco 3, San Diego 2

TODAY’S GAMES

St. Louis (Wainwright 5-1) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-3), 2:20 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 2-2) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 3-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 3-1) at Cincinnati (Leake 2-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 1-1) at Atlanta (Minor 0-0), 7:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 2-3), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 1-2) at San Diego (Cashner 2-3), 10:10 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

VARSITY SOCCER LAKE CITY 6 CRESTWOOD 3 Crestwood High School lost to Lake City 6-3 on Thursday at the Crestwood field. Jonathan Ray scored a goal and had an assist for the Knights. Brandon Dixon and CJ Becker both scored a goal.

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER CRESTWOOD 4 LAKE CITY 2 Crestwood High School improved to 4-10 on the season with a 4-2 victory over Lake City on Thursday at the Crestwood field. Megan Arnold had two goals and an assist to lead the Lady Knights. Alana Reynolds and Sabrina Terry both scored goals. Angelica Manzo had two assists and Ashley Griffin had one.

SCISA STATE TRACK & FIELD MEET Local Qualifiers WILSON HALL Boys Josh Gentile (100m, 200m, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay); Devin Singleton (100m, 200m, 400m, long jump); Brayden Fidler (800m, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay); Justin Timmons (800m, 4x800 relay); Andrik RiveraNesala (800m, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay); Rhett Howell (1600m, 4x800 relay); Matthew Tavarez (1600m, 3200m); Connor Curtis (1600m); Drew Reynolds (3200m); Hayes Goodson (110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4x100 relay); Greyson Young (4x100 relay, 4x400 relay); Michael Lowery (4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, triple jump); Brent Carraway (4x100 relay, triple jump); Evans Boyle (4x100 relay, long jump, triple jump); Campbell Mims (4x400 relay, 4x800 relay); Walker Ard (shot put, discus); Tanner Carraway (shot put, discus); Ken Ballard (shot put, discus). Girls Elliott Kassam (200m, 4x100 relay); Julia Ladson (400m, 800m, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay); Anna Lyles (800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4x400 relay); Aubrie Yarbrough (800m, 4x800 relay); Chandler Curtis (800m, 1600m, 4x800 relay); Brooke Michaels (3200m); Lauren Yarbrough (3200m); Kirsten Fisher (3200m); Cantey Jacocks (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4x100 relay); Chandler Patrick (100 hurdles); Amy Banghart (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay); Hayley Smoak (100 hurdles, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, long jump); Dubose Alderman (4x100 relay, 4x400 relay); Cori Moore (4x100 relay, long jump, triple jump); Leah Barwick (4x400 relay, discus); Nicolette Fisher (4X800 relay, triple jump); Jessica Tetterton (4x800 relay); McKenzie Smith (high jump, triple jump, shot put, discus); Mary Peyton Zilch (shot put, discus); Hazel Gray Hudson (discus); Kate Whaley (discus); Bailey Connor (discus); Claire Estep (discus). THOMAS SUMTER Boys Michal Hoge (100m, 200m); Taylor Roedl (100m, 200m, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay); Chris White (400m, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, triple jump); Patrick Kuzbary (400m, 800m, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay); Jacob Crotts (1600m, 3200m, 4x800 relay); Ty Cressione (110 hurdles); Ty Litsey (110 hurdles); Noah White (4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay); Cody Segura (4x100 relay); Liam Miller (4x800 relay); Dre Litsey (long jump, triple jump). Girls Bella Crowe (1600m, 3200m). LAURENCE MANNING Boys Charlie Walker (110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4x400 relay, triple jump); Maleke Davis (200m); Aaron Kruger (400m, 4x400 relay); Brandon Fenters (4x400 relay); Jordan Rock (4x400 relay); Cole Hair (long jump, triple jump). Girls Hannah Graham (100m, 200m, 400m). ST. FRANCIS XAVIER Boys Carlos Moore (400m).

SECOND ROUND EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston vs. Montreal Thursday, May 1: Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Montreal at Boston, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 10: Montreal at Boston, TBD x-Monday, May 12: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Wednesday, May 14: Montreal at Boston, TBD N.Y. Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Friday, May 2: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 9: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Sunday, May 11: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Tuesday, May 13: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Minnesota vs. Chicago Friday, May 2: Minnesota at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4: Minnesota at Chicago, 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Chicago at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Friday, May 9: Chicago at Minnesota, TBD x-Sunday, May 11: Minnesota at Chicago, TBD x-Tuesday, May 13: Chicago at Minnesota, TBD x-Thursday, May 15: Minnesota at Chicago, TBD Los Angeles vs. Anaheim Saturday, May 3: Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday, May 5: Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday, May 8: Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10: Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD x-Monday, May 12: Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD x-Wednesday, May 14: Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD x-Friday, May 16: Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD

GOLF The Associated Press

Wells Fargo Par Scores Thursday At Quail Hollow Club Course Charlotte, N.C. Purse: $6.9 million Yardage: 7,562; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Angel Cabrera 33-33—66 Martin Flores 33-34—67 Phil Mickelson 32-35—67 Jonathan Byrd 33-35—68 Stewart Cink 36-32—68 Webb Simpson 34-34—68 Shawn Stefani 35-34—69 Vijay Singh 35-34—69 Martin Kaymer 34-35—69 Kevin Na 34-35—69 Charles Howell III 34-35—69 Rory McIlroy 36-33—69 Hideki Matsuyama 37-32—69 Justin Rose 34-35—69 Martin Laird 37-32—69 David Hearn 34-36—70 Scott Langley 35-35—70 Daniel Summerhays 35-35—70 J.B. Holmes 33-37—70 Brian Harman 33-37—70 Ryan Moore 35-35—70 Retief Goosen 35-35—70 Jim Renner 37-34—71 Brice Garnett 34-37—71 John Merrick 34-37—71 Gary Woodland 36-35—71 Jonas Blixt 34-37—71 Brendon Todd 35-36—71 Danny Lee 35-36—71 Wes Roach 35-36—71 Will Wilcox 35-36—71 Bronson La’Cassie 37-34—71 Bud Cauley 38-33—71 Roberto Castro 34-37—71 Michael Thompson 35-36—71 Zach Johnson 37-34—71 Scott Brown 35-36—71 Lee Westwood 36-35—71 Chris Kirk 33-38—71 Jeff Overton 36-35—71 Troy Merritt 36-35—71 Robert Streb 35-36—71 Ben Martin 37-34—71 Brian Stuard 35-37—72 Stephen Ames 35-37—72 Chad Collins 36-36—72 Ricky Barnes 36-36—72 Josh Teater 36-36—72 Kevin Streelman 36-36—72 Mark Wilson 36-36—72 D.A. Points 37-35—72 Tommy Gainey

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OTHER: 35-41—76 +4

NBA ROUNDUP

Pacers force Game 7 with 95-88 win ATLANTA — David West led Indiana on a 16-4 run to end the game, extending the season for the top-seeded Pacers with a 95-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. Trailing 3-2 after losing at home for the second time in the best-of-seven series, Indiana was poised for an early summer when the Hawks pushed out to an 84-79 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining, cheered on by a raucous crowd. But, for the fourth time in this back-and-forth affair, the road team won. WEST West seemed to make every big play down the stretch, scoring four straight points and forcing a huge turnover to begin the turnaround. West hit two more baskets in the final minute to wrap things up, finishing with 24 points. Game 7 is Saturday in Indianapolis. Paul George also scored 24 points for the Pacers, making four straight free throws to help finish off the Hawks, trying to become only the sixth No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed.

THURSDAY RAPTORS 115 NETS 113 TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s prolific offense carried the Toronto Raptors to a big lead, and his defensive smarts saved the game. Lowry scored a career playoff-high 36 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer after Toronto had blown a 26-point lead, and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 115113 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. Joe Johnson scored 30 points and Mirza

Teletovic had 17 for the Nets, who scored 44 points in the fourth quarter but lost their final chance when Andray Blatche fired a pass well over Deron Williams’ head into the backcourt for a turnover. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 and Greivis Vasquez added 15 for the Raptors, who would advance to face Miami in the second round with a victory in Game 6 today in Brooklyn. The Nets, meanwhile, are facing elimination after consecutive losses. Game 7, if necessary, would be Sunday in Toronto. ROCKETS 108 BLAZERS 98

HOUSTON — Jeremy Lin was so unhappy with his performance in Houston’s Game 4 loss to Portland that he hardly slept at all after the game. Lin should sleep like a baby after his work in Game 5. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Lin came off the bench to score 21 points and help the Rockets beat the Trail Blazers 108-98 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination. The Trail Blazers lead the first-round series 3-2 entering Game 6 today in Portland. A basket by Damian Lillard got the Trail Blazers within two points before James Harden stepped back and swished a 3-pointer to make it 103-98 with about three minutes left. The shot brought the crowd, which was clad almost completely in red shirts emblazoned with the words “Clutch City” on them, to its feet. That started an 8-0 Houston run to close it out. Harden finished with 17 points and seven assists. From wire reports

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Marlins rally to beat Braves 5-4 for sweep MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee hit consecutive run-scoring singles off David Carpenter during a two-run rally in the seventh inning that led the Miami Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Thursday night for a three-game sweep of the NL East leader. Miami has won six straight home games for the first time at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. It is the longest home winning streak for the team since the Marlins won eight in a row from June 20 to July 1, 2009. With the Marlins trailing 4-3, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson singled off Ian Thomas (1-1) leading off the seventh and took second on Christian Yelich’s single. Derek Dietrich lined out, and Car-

penter relieved and gave up the back-to-back hits.

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BALTIMORE — Steve Pearce had three hits and two RBIs in his return to the Orioles, and Baltimore beat the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 Thursday in a doubleheader opener.

CINCINNATI — Brayan Pena’s second career pinchhomer started Cincinnati’s big eighth-inning rally and swept the Reds to over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Thursday.

INTERLEAGUE DODGERS 9 TWINS 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Yasiel Puig tied a career high with four hits and drove in two runs and Dan Haren struck out seven in 6 2-3 innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Game 1 of a day-night double-

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AMERICAN LEAGUE MARINERS 4 YANKEES 2 NEW YORK — Robinson Cano doubled and drove in two runs, Roenis Elias struck out 10 in seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-2 Thursday.

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East Clarendon High School’s Caitlin Timmons singles in the third inning of the Lady Wolverines’ 7-1 victory over HannahPamplico on Thursday at the EC softball field in Turbeville during the opening game of the District VII tournament of the 1A state playoffs.

EC FROM PAGE B1 moved the runners up and an RBI groundout by Logan Jordan put H-P up 1-0. “I was just nervous,” Altman said. “I was fine after the first inning. Just went back to basics. I didn’t worry about the batter, just concentrated on me and (catcher) Jordan (Evans).” Altman was lights out from then on. Including the final three outs of the first, she retired 18 of 19 batters at one point with only a hit batsman reaching in the third inning. Logan Jordan’s single to lead off the seventh was the only other hit by H-P on the day. Despite Altman’s rebound on the mound, the Lady Wolverines were still locked in a tight contest for most of the game. EC pulled even in the third when No. 9 hitter Caitlin Timmons singled to lead off the frame. She stole second, went to third on a throwing error and scored on Jessica Welch’s RBI groundout. It remained that way until the fifth when the Lady Wolverines broke the

game open. With one down, an infield single by Welch was followed by an infield error and walk to load the bases. Altman then took a 3-2 offering and lined into left field, scoring two. The ball got by the H-P defender and rolled to the fence, scoring another and putting Altman on third. Evans followed with another RBI single and pinch hitter Abby Reardon did the same three batters later as ECHS plated five runs and sent 10 batters to the plate. “I just sort of let the pitch come to me,” Altman said of her big knock. “I knew (H-P starter Lindsey Prosser) was pitching me outside, so I just went with it. “That took some of the pressure off and allowed us to relax.” Altman came through with an RBI triple in the sixth, finishing 2-for-4 on the day. Evans and Welch each had two hits and drove in one. Mikayla Anderson was 2-for-3. Timmons, Elly Floyd, Sarah Melton, Gracen Watts and Reardon each collected hits for EC as well.

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Sumter’s Chris Crawford slides into home plate during the Gamecocks’ 5-4 victory over Aiken on Thursday in the District VI tournament of the 4A state playoffs. Sumter will host Summerville on Saturday beginning at noon.

SUMTER FROM PAGE B1 Heath. Aiken scored single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to tie the score before Sumter put together the winning rally in the seventh. Martin reached on a walk, stole second and then failed to advance on a Charlie Barnes fly ball that Aiken centerfielder Heath seemed to catch, but lost as he rolled to the turf. With Martin at second and Barnes at first, Phillip Watcher drew Cantrell’s 10th and final base on balls of the night, loading the bases for Dubose. Cantrell, who limited Sumter to three hits, rallied to retire Dubose with his seventh strikeout of the night, but took the loss as James Barnes lifted a fly to center that was good enough to bring Martin home with the game-winning run. Shumake said his team’s struggles at the plate would definitely have to be addressed to ensure a long playoff run. “I just got through telling the guys that we

have got to produce, we’ve got to do a better job offensively if we’re going to make a legitimate run at something, and even to win this district,” said Shumake, who has led the Gamecock program to its only two state championships. “We’ve got to be able to put the ball in play and whatnot.” Sumter will play host to Summerville in the winners game on Saturday at noon. No. 2 seed Summerville beat No. 3 Lugoff-Elgin 2-0 on Thursday. “If Summerville wins tonight, they’ll bring a pitcher in here, Sawyer Bridges, who’s a Clemson commit as a sophomore, throws about 88 to 90 (mph) and he’s a very good pitcher, so it doesn’t get any easier,” Shumake said. “You’ve got to come out and you’ve got to execute, you’ve got to be able to get runners around and plate guys and score runs. We’re going to have our ace in Charlie Barnes going on Saturday, so we’re going to have to scratch out some runs and get us a win there.” Aiken, which fell to 11-10, will play at Lu-

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Cabrera leads at Quail Hollow Clemson: FFRF ‘misconstrued’ facts in complaint BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press COLUMBIA — An attorney for Clemson University wrote that the Freedom From Religion Foundation had misstated the law in its complaint that Tigers coach Dabo Swinney intertwines his Christian religion with the football program. SWINNEY The school’s senior associate counsel Erin Swann Lauderdale sent a letter dated April 24 in reply to the FFRF’s complaint. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press. Swann’s response to FFRF staff attorney Patrick Elliott said her initial review of the letter showed, “it is clear that you have misconstrued important facts and made incorrect statements of the law.” The group, based in Madison, Wisconsin, sent its complaints this month. According to the foundation, Swinney has promoted a culture in the program that promotes Christianity and violates constitutional guidelines against publicly funded institutions endorsing religion or engaging in religious exercises. The foundation’s complaint, sent to the university last month, said Swinney selected James Trapp as team chaplain, which it believed violated Clemson’s guidelines. Other issues the group cited were Trapp having an office in an athletic building and being given access to the “entire football team in between

drills for the purpose of bible study.” The foundation also said Swinney and staff members were coercive when asking the entire team to attend a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast in 2011, organizing team devotionals or taking the team and staff to church services as it says occurred several times. “The nonreligious and nonChristian student athletes who come through Clemson’s football program deserve to have their rights of conscience protected,” Elliott wrote. But Clemson’s response states the Supreme Court has upheld the right of public bodies to employ chaplains and has noted that using prayer “is not in conflict with the principles of disestablishment and religious freedom.” Swinney said last week he has coached players of all faiths or no faith at all and welcomed them to his team. He did not expect to change his practices in light of the complaint. Lauderdale said that Clemson continually reviews its programs to ensure the wellbeing of students and keep compliant with Constitutional requirements. She said the school would include the FFRF’s concerns in future reviews. On Thursday, Elliott called for Clemson to do a thorough review of the football program and its ties to religion. “As it stands, we have no confidence that the university has ended endorsement of Christianity to student athletes by coaches,” he said.

BARONS FROM PAGE B1 focus on what we’re doing at the time whether it be hitting, pitching, making the right play or whatever, just trying to find a way to win for our team.” The Barons’ strong point all season has been its pitching and defense while the offense has seen an improvement from last year. “I don’t ever take for granted our pitching; that’s our bread and butter,” Jones said. “That’s our signature, is how well we’ve pitched all year and how well we continue to pitch. That’s going to take it home for us, but that being said, hitting-wise we’ve been able to hit better than we did last year.” Kinney agreed and said the experience of eight seniors along with last year’s returning players has helped the team. “I think we’re a whole different team than last year up and down the lineup,” Kinney said. ‘We have a much stronger lineup offensively and defensively. This year I think we’re just as prepared. Another thing is we got a lot of experience after last year. A lot of us have played and this is our third year going into the playoffs, so we feel pretty experienced, and we’re just looking forward to it.” Wilson Hall has been a favorite all year to win the title. Jones said anything less than a state championship would be a disappointment. “Even last year we thought we were going to win it,” said Jones, whose team lost the deciding game on a walk-off home run by the Skyhawks’ Jae Roberts in the eighth inning. “We still think we want to play that one over and over in our minds. “Second place is not a consideration. We’re going to walk out there expecting to win; we feel like we can win. We don’t want to come home with any second spot.”

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CHARLOTTE — Phil Mickelson kept it entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the Wells Fargo Championship. Cabrera played in the morning and thrived on the new Bermuda greens at Quail Hollow. He made seven birdies in a round of 6-under 66. It’s his lowest score of the year and only the fourth time he shot in the 60s. The wind was strong and swirling in the afternoon. That didn’t stop Mickelson. He made birdies off the pine straw, made a long par save on one hole and threeputted another. Mickelson finished with a 6-iron from a tough stance in the bunker that led to par and a 67. Bishopville native Tommy Gainey shot a 4 over 76, leaving him 10 strokes off the lead. Stewart Cink and Charlotte resident Webb Simpson were at 68. PETTERSEN SHOOTS 66

IRVING, Texas — Suzann Pettersen shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to take the firstround lead Thursday at the North Texas LPGA Shootout. Pettersen, who returned to the LPGA Tour last week after missing a month with back issues, had a onestroke lead over playing partner Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie, Caroline Masson, Christina Kim, Cydney Clanton and Dori Carter. Top-ranked Inbee Park, the defending champion, and Texas native Stacy Lewis, the highest-ranked American at No. 3, both shot 71 at Las Colinas Country Club. POST 68 MEETING SUNDAY

The Manning-Santee Post 68 American Legion baseball program will hold a meeting on Sunday at the Manning Post 68 Legion Hut for all players interested in playing for either junior or senior team. The hut is located at 552 Sunset Drive in Manning. For more information, contact head coach G.G. Cutter at (803) 225-2929 or

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Angel Cabrera putts on the 15th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte on Thursday. Cabrera shot a 6-under 66 to lead the tournament by one stroke. ggcutter@fpsb.com.

BROWNS SIGN QB VINCE YOUNG

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BEREA, Ohio — The Browns have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011. Young was given a tryout this week at Browns’ threeday minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed quarterback Tyler Thigpen. The 30-year-old Young made two Pro Bowls during his five seasons with Tennessee, which drafted him with the No. 3 overall pick in 2006. Young last played for Philadelphia and is 31-19 as an NFL starter. He spent parts of the past two preseasons with Buffalo and Green Bay. The 6-foot-5, 229-pounder will move into a backup role behind Brian Hoyer, who is expected to begin next season as Cleveland’s starter.

CONCORD, N.C. — Marcos Ambrose says he understands the $25,000 fine NASCAR levied against him for punching Casey Mears in the face. His car owner wholeheartedly disagrees. Richard Petty argued Thursday that Ambrose shouldn’t be fined for defending himself in the postrace altercation at Richmond on Saturday night, and said he plans to discuss the penalty with NASCAR officials. Mears was fined $15,000 after he angrily approached Ambrose and shoved the Australian when Ambrose appeared to be walking away. Ambrose replied with a hard right to Mears’ face that drew blood near his eye. Ambrose is not appealing and said he will pay the fine.

STATE FROM PAGE B1 year, only Wilson Hall’s Devin Singleton bested him in the 100 and 200. Chris White actually qualified in five events, but can only run four, so he will be a leg on the Generals’ relay teams as well as competing in the triple jump and the 400 open. Jacob Crotts has been solid as an eighthgrader for TSA, qualifying in the 1,600 and 3,200 and will be a leg on two relay teams. Ty Cressione was second in the 110 hurdles at state last year and he returns in the event, along with the 4x100 relay. The lone girls runner for TSA, Bella Crowe, will compete in the 1,600 and 3,200. Crowe is only a seventh-grader. Wilson Hall will field the most competitors among local teams on Saturday with 18 boys and 23 girls in the mix. The Barons finished fifth in both the team standings last year in the 3A meet, a mark head coach Bruce Lane is hoping to improve upon. “We’d like to be in that top three,” Lane said. “I think we have a number of individuals who, if they compete to their full potential and match or exceed their best times, they’ll not only help us accomplish that goal but could very likely be crowned state champions as well.” The Barons have no returning state title winners as Cori Stroebel took home the lone WH championship last year in the high jump. But Amy Banghart and Singleton each came up with a second-place finish. Banghart was second in the 100 hurdles while Singleton was second in the 400, and fourth in the 200.

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“We’re obviously expecting big things from them,” Lane said. “Devin was also high point in the region meet along with Anna Lyles. “I think we’ve also got a lot of runners who have just worked hard and really performed well across the board. I think any of them can do really well if they continue to peak at the right time.” LMA qualified six boys and one girl for the 3A meet, but head coach Ben Herod is still expecting strong individual performances. “Most of the kids qualified in multiple events, so we’re going into it with personal goals and school records in mind,” he said. “They’re all very coachable and have come a long way, so I’m anxious to see how far they can go.” A lot of eyes will likely be on the Swampcats’ Charlie Walker, who recently signed with The Citadel to run hurdles. Walker came up second last year in the 400 hurdles in one of the tightest races of the day. “It came down to the sprint after the last hurdle,” Herod said. “Charlie lost by a tenth, maybe two-tenths of a second. He remembers that and I expect it to show on Saturday.” LMA relies heavily on Walker, who will also compete in the triple jump, the 110 hurdles and as a leg in the 4x400 relay. Ninth-grader Aaron Kruger will run the 100, 400 and the 4x400 relay. Cole Hair, another ninth-grader, will compete in the triple and long jumps while LMA newcomer Maleke Davis will run the 200. Brandon Fenters and Jordan Rock will be legs of the 4x400 relay team. Hannah Graham, the lone Lady Swampcat, qualified in multiple events as well and will run the 100, 200 and 400.


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NATHANIEL V. EVANS Nathaniel Vernard Evans departed this earthly life on March 26, 2014, at his home in Waldorf, Maryland. He was born on Sept. 12, 1951, in Sumter County, to the late Luscious Sr. and Sarah Regular Evans. Vernard attended Sumter County public schools. At an early age, he dedicated his life EVANS and faith to God and joined St. James United Methodist Church. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country faithfully in the Vietnam War. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he lived for several years, then moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania, and afterwards he lived in Waldorf, until he was called home. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: an estranged spouse; three sisters, Floree E. Grant of Sumter, Agnes Slater of Brooklyn and Bessie Greene of Fort Washington,

Maryland; one brother, Elder Evans of Sumter; two sistersin-law, Margaret Evans and Linda Evans, both of Brooklyn; five nephews; eight nieces; and a host of other family members and friends. Special thanks to the community for all of your prayers, visits, calls and cards given. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Luscious Evans Jr., Vincent Evans and Robert Evans; and two sisters, Teresa Brown and Luven Rivers, all of Sumter. Pope Funeral Home of Forestville, Maryland, was in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

SYLVESTER DAWSON Sylvester Dawson, 65, entrepreneur and co-owner of Evans Video Recording Inc., graciously answered the call of the heavenly father on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Mr. Dawson, husband of Lou Ella Spann, was born in Sumter County. He was a son of the late Evans and Beulah Carryall Dawson. Mr. Dawson

was educated in the Sumter County public schools and was a graduate of Ebenezer High School Class of 1966. In his DAWSON younger years, he served in the United States Air Force. After his military career, he was employed by Yuasa Exide Corp. of Sumter. He was a lifelong member of High Hills Baptist Church in Dalzell and served as church treasurer for more than 25 years. In the community, he was a member of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 0015, the Ebenezer Alumni Association, and the NAACP. Mr. Dawson and his wife had the honor and privilege to promote Bill Pinckney of the original Drifters. The highlight of Dawson’s video career came when he was privileged to tape the inauguration of President Barack Obama; Ms. America (1994) Kimberly Aiken; and Ms. Black USA (1997-98) Caroline Mack. He also worked with a number of individuals and groups to in-

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 clude: Al Sharpton, James Brown, The Mighty Golden Bells and The Five Singing Stars. He was an excellent videographer and businessman. Surviving are his beloved wife, Lou Ella; three children, LaJuana Dawson, LaTia Dawson and Marcus T. Spann; four grandchildren; two sisters, Albertha (Horace) Wade and Beulah (George) Floyd; a niece raised as a sister, Phyllis D. Hough; two brothers, Deacon Isra Dawson and Harold Alston; one sister-in-law, Dr. Ora Spann; six brothers-inlaw, Daniel Alston, Joseph Spann, Dr. Thomas C. Spann, Ransom Spann, Bobby Spann and James Spann; and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at High Hills Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Ellie Palmer officiating. The public may view from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter. The family will be receiving

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friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at 2545 S.C. 261 North, Dalzell. Mr. Dawson will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. on Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Interment will follow in High Hills Baptist Church cemetery. Please leave a condolence on their website at www.palmermemorialchapel.com.

MARY SINGLETON Mary Louise Marshall Singleton, 75, wife of Alvin Singleton, departed this life on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 6, 1939, in Summerton, a daughter of the late Willie and Georgia Bull Marshall. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 365 Stillwater Court, Sumter. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

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Tigers pick up former Irmo QB Olson With the loss of quarterback Chad Kelly, Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris were in the market for more help at QB for this season. They have found their man in former Irmo High School QB David Olson (6-feet-3-inches, 220 pounds), who just graduated from Stanford where he was a reserve for the Cardinal. Olson visited Clemson on Wednesday with his parents and accepted the offer from Swinney to join the Tigers for his final season of eligibility. “I’m happy to be home and going to Clemson,” Olson said. “My family is going to have a chance to watch me play. I looked at a number of places. This visit to Clemson, everything felt right about it and it’s a pretty good situation to come into. II’m excited to be a part of the Clemson program and family. There were a lot of good things I couldn’t pass up.” Passing is what Olson did well his senior season in high school. He threw for 1,857 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for five more scores. He was a career backup at Stanford and played in just one game in his career. However, he said his lack of game action won’t prevent him from being productive at Clemson. “I’ve been practicing and preparing to be the starter every year I’ve been at Stanford. You have to have the mentality, and that’s something I’ll carry to Clemson.” The Tigers have a clear starter going into the season in Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson is set as the backup. Olson is aware of the current pecking order at QB and is looking forward to the challenge of earning some snaps. “Coach Swinney and (assistant) Coach (Jeff) Scott said they both watched my film and I can play, and they felt I would be a good fit for the program and the team,” Olson said. “They offered me a spot; they are short on quarterbacks, and whatever I can win, I can win. I’m willing to go in there and compete given no promises at all. I’m real excited about it.” Olson will start classes at Clemson on May 14 for the first summer session. Defensive end Trevon Hill of Virginia Beach, Va., visited Clemson for the first time in April. Prior to visiting Clemson, Hill traveled to Wake Forest. Hill has offers from Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Old Dominion, North Carolina, Duke, WF and Norfolk State. Clemson offered DE Jonathan Holland of Potomac, Md., last week. Clemson also offered 2016 wide receiver Tavares Chase of Plant City, Fla., and ’17 running back Robert Burns of Miami, while both Clemson and Miami offered ‘17 WR James Walker of

Jonesboro, Ga., as well. Clemson visited WR Jayson Stanley of Fairburn, Ga., who also picked up an offer from Miami, offensive lineman Zack Bailey of Summerville High and WR Auden Tate of Tampa, Fla. QB Chason Virgil, a Clemson target from Mesquite, Texas, was offered last week by Florida. Clemson, Florida State and Tennessee are the current top three with defensive lineman Tim Settle of Manassas, Va. USC

Linebacker Da’von Durant of Butler Junior College in Kansas had said he would commit to South Carolina last week when he met with recruiter Kirk Botkin. That meeting took place, but the commitment didn’t’ come. “It went well, it went real well,” Durant said of the meeting. “We talked about the defense they are running, school, academics, a little bit of everything. I didn’t commit. I’m going to wait and get out and visit and see what’s out there and make a decision then. Ain’t nothing going to change as far as right now.” Durant said academics is not the issue. “I’m just going to go visit some places and see what else is out there,” he said. “Me and Coach Botkin have a great relationship. We talk almost every day. He didn’t say too much about going ahead and commit. “I think he feels pretty strong with me. He said he’s ready to get me back home

and get me on the field to make plays. I think I feel it in my heart, but just trying not to cause too Phil Kornblut much commotion right RECRUITING now and go CORNER out and visit some places.” Durant said Botkin is ready to take his commitment anytime, but he’d like to visit USC first just to get a closer look. “I really just want to get out there and visit and really get a feeling and see some stuff on film of what defense they are running. I want to see how well I fit in that defense. If I fit perfect I’ll make the decision then.” Durant said he would like visit Texas A&M, FSU and Arizona State along with a trip to USC this summer. Recruiters from A&M and FSU visited him last week. USC’s willingness to play WRs under 6 feet tall has it strong with athlete Jalen Christian (5-10, 165) of Damascus, Md. Christian announced his top 11 schools in March, and the Gamecocks made the cut. “A lot of teams are looking for receivers that are 6-5, but South Carolina plays the best player regardless of his height,” Christian said. “That’s what really stuck out to me about them.” Christian visited USC a year ago for its spring game. His final 11 are USC, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska,

Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Wisconsin and West Virginia. He has already visited USC, Maryland, WVU, Ohio State and ND. USC is one of over 30 offers for LB Justin Hilliard of Cincinnati, and he is planning a visit to Columbia this summer. “I don’t know much about the academics and that kind of stuff, but the football program speaks for itself,” Hilliard said. “They’ve obviously got a very good program. I keep in touch with the coaches and they don’t tell me too much. They just tell me they want to get me on campus so I can see for myself.” His previous visits include Alabama and Oklahoma. Defensive back Micah Abernathy (6-1, 185) of Norcross, Ga., is up to 21 offers, including USC, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, ND, Ohio State and Duke. He has not reduced his list as he wants to take his time to see all of his options. USC has been actively recruiting Abernathy and he’s been talking with recruiter GA Mangus. One of the attractions to him from the Gamecocks’ standpoint is that he has fami-

ly in the Charleston area. Abernathy played mostly RB last season, but said the Gamecocks, and most of the others, like him as a cornerback. Abernathy has visited UGA, Alabama, Tennessee, Duke and Cincinnati. Last season, he rushed for 1,664 yards and 22 TDs. OL Tommy Hatton of Montvale, N.J., plans to announce a commitment on July 4 with USC and Maryland his top two right now. He’s also looking hard at North Carolina, Boston College and VT. OL Martez Ivey (6-6, 280) of Apopka, Fla., has several schools courting him, and because of that he has decided to slow things down. Ivey is considering a visit to USC this summer and may have some interest in the Gamecocks, but added that he would need to visit before he knew for sure. He did see USC play in Orlando, Fla., last season when the Gamecocks visited Central Florida. Ivey has visited Florida, FSU, Alabama and Auburn. He’s expecting USC recruiter Everette Sands to check on him during spring practice.


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HURBERT ALSTON CAMDEN — Hurbert “Larry” Alston, 55, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Rembert, passed on Monday, April 28, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church, Rembert. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Haile’s Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.

PISANO H. BARNO Pisano H. Barno, 72, husband of Pauline K. Barno, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Phanes and Sadie Durant Barno. Mr. Barno was educated in the Sumter County public schools and later attended North Carolina A&T College. In 1960, he enlisted in the United States Army and served for three years. After his military career ended, he became owner and operator of the Barno & Associates Construction Co. in Sumter. His company constructed the former Union Camp in Eastover, now known as International Paper. Mr. Barno was preceded in death by a sister, Sallie B. Felder; three brothers, Phanes L. Jr., Walter Lee Sr. and Voicelle Barno. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Barno of the home; four daughters, Donna Peoples of Virginia, Angela Barno and Tonie Abraham, both of Sumter, and Tabitha Sims of Gadsden; one son, Gerald Abraham of Columbia; three brothers, William (Grace) Barno of New York, Reginald Barno of Ohio and George (Yvonne) Barno of New York; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Hopkins with Pastor Sammy L. Wade officiating. The public may view from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter, and the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Mr. Barno will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park cemetery, Sumter. Please leave a condolence on their website at www.palmermemorialchapel.com.

WILLIE D. COOPER Jr. Willie D. Cooper Jr., 70, departed this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 5, 1944, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Willie D. Sr. and Janie Wise Cox Cooper. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 2895 Drake St., Sumter. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

ABSOLUM McFADDEN Jr. NEW ZION — Absolum McFadden Jr., 81, husband of Ruth Deloris McFadden, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence. He was born on Sept. 14, 1932, in New Zion, a son of the late Absolum “Peter” Sr. and Bessie Burgess McFadden. The family will receive friends at his residence, 7139 Black River Road, New Zion. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

BETTY J. WILLIAMS Betty J. Williams was born on June 14, 1951, in Sumter, to Willie and Juanita Anderson Johnson. She departed this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She joined and attended Wayman Chapel AME Church. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter. She later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, where she did home health care. She met and married her late husband, Albert Williams Jr., and to this union one son was born, Albert Williams III. Betty shall always be remembered as a beautiful, kind-spirited woman. Memories shall be cherished by her son, Albert Williams III of Sumter; a sister-in-law, Gertha (Thurmone) Yarborough

of Franklinton, North Carolina; an uncle, Sammie Anderson; aunts, Mary Brown, Williemenia Anderson and Annie Anderson; two nieces she raised, Ebony (Michael and MJ) James and Jasmine Steplight; a special cousin, Betty Council; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, greatnephews, other aunts and uncles, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Williams II; and her siblings, Pearl E. Johnson, Geneva (Melvin) Williams and Levester Johnson. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Job’s Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Job’s Mortuary Chapel, 312 S. Main St., Sumter, with Pastor Rocky Simmons officiating. Interment will follow at Aycock Cemetery in Wedgefield. The family is receiving friends at 935 Mayfield Drive, Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary. net.

JANICE G. COLEMAN Janice G. Coleman, age 62, beloved wife of Marion Coleman, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

EVA D. CLARK Eva Dennis Clark, 65, passed away quietly on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia. Born on June 14, 1948, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. A.D. and Sarah Alston Dennis. Eva’s parents gave her permission to go to Summerville to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Ella and Allen Watson. While living in Summerville, she attended Sunday school and sang with the youth choir at First Baptist Church, where she later joined as a full-fledged member. Eva entered Alston Elementary School in the fifth grade. She was a member of the honor society through the 12th grade at Alston High School, where she played the clarinet with the marching band; was voted Miss Homecoming; and ranked second in the “Class of 1965.” She was salutatorian of her class and delivered the salutatorian speech at her graduation. After graduation, she relocated to Maryland with her sister and brother-in-law, Mamie and James Stephens. They enrolled her in Howard University. However, she later transferred to the University of Maryland, where she graduated. She then accepted a position with the Smithsonian Institute, where she worked for approximately 25 years. Her last position was at Homeland Security, where she worked for 10 years. Eva was married to James Clark, whom she adored, for 20 years. In warm regards, they referred to each other as “hon.” She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memories: her husband, James; six children, Katidra, Gary, Printee, Karita, Timothy and Sophie; Brandon and Earl, to whom she was a “second mother;” her mother-in-law, Gennie Clark; four sisters, Ella Watson (Allen), Naomi Sanders, Ruth Deas (Whitt) and Mamie Stephens; three brothers, the Rev. Willie Dennis (Gardenia), Jerry Wilson (Alene) and the Rev. James Wilson Jr. (the Rev. Angela); one sister-in-law, Annie King (Elijah); one brother-in-law, Harry Clark (Helen); 16 stepbrothers and stepsisters; one aunt, Helen Freeman; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Abe Dennis and Robert Dennis; one sister, Sarah Rollins; and one sister-in-law, Connie Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, with the Rev. Anthony L. Taylor Sr., pastor, presiding, the Rev. Eugene Dennis, pastor of Joshua Baptist Church, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Freddie Thomas, the Rev. Whitt Deas Jr. and the Rev. James Wilson Jr. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Whitt Deas, 5530 Dinkins Mill Road, Rembert. The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. The funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the home. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Churchyard cemetery. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

KATHERINE P. HOLLOWAY Katherine Porter Holloway, 93, widow of Otis “Junior” Holloway, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at McElveen Manor. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Robert Austin and Carrie Savilla Mitchell Porter. Mrs. Holloway was a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher. She was a master gardener. She was a retired bookkeeper at Carolina CocaCola Bottling Co. Surviving are one son, Lee O. Holloway Sr. (Pat) of Sumter; one daughter, June H. Rikard (George) of Sumter; one brother, Edward Porter of Sumter; five grandchildren, Brian Charles (Dana), Robert Rikard (Allison), Otis Holloway (Sabrina), April Geddings (Chris) and Katie Holloway; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine H. Charles. Private graveside services will be held at Sumter Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Barber and Pastor Rob Porter officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor and other times at the home of her son, 311 Lindley Ave. The family would like to thank the staff of McElveen Manor and Tri-County Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to The Tuomey Foundation, 102 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150; First Baptist Church Singing Christmas Tree Fund, P.O. Box 867, Sumter, SC 29151; or to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 219 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals. com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 7759386.

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NAOMI L. BURRESS Naomi Lyles Burress, 87, widow of Johnny Owens Burress Sr., died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Goose Creek. Services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 7759386.

REBECCA T. DAVIS Rebecca Tindal Davis, 90, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born May 23, 1923, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Sr. and Elizabeth Ramsey Tindal. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Sumter, where she served with the seniors on the move and the missionary ministries. She was employed as a baker with Nabisco National Biscuit Co. for 39½ years. Survivors include one sister, Lillie Mae Lane of Sumter; a devoted and close friend, Vivian Cox of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7:30 p.m. today with meet and greet with the family from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Betty Clark, pastor. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 102 Branch St., Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

JOSEPH RILEY Joseph “Blow” Riley, 78, husband of Mae Mickens Riley, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born on April 17, 1936, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Phronie Hampton Riley and Jacob Riley. He was a member of Antioch UME Church. He was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. Survivors are his wife, Mae Mickens; one son, Richard Nelson; two stepsons, George Mickens and James Lee Mickens; three sisters, Lena Ragin and Elenora (John) Simmons, both of Pinewood, and the Rev. Mary Lou Brailsford of Sumter; three brothers, Louis Riley, Benjamin (Lottie) Riley and Esau Riley, all of Pinewood; step-granddaughter, Robin Kelly; a devoted friend, Amelia Mitchell; a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Antioch UME Church with Pastor Barry Gadsden, Elder James O. Robinson, the Rev. Gloria S. Brown, the Rev. Dorothy Boyd and the Rev. Patrice Dow. Burial will follow in Antioch Memorial Garden, Pinewood. The family is receiving visitors at the home of his sister, the Rev. Mary Lou Brailsford,

3820 Pinewood Road, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

WINNIE FAYE BROWN Winnie Faye Brown, 61, wife of Wardell Brown, departed this life on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born on Sept. 7, 1952, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of Alma Kelly Conyers and Henry George Conyers. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Tyrone (Jonique) Brown, Alma Brown, Monica (Antonia) Bradley and Larry Brown; her mother, Alma K. Conyers; her sisters, twin sister Jenny Kay Conyers, Iretha Conyer, Mazzie (Wilbur) Dyer, Dianne Conyers, Eunice (Geroge) Rogers, Geter (Lawrence III) Vaughn and Loretta (Frankie) Whittleton; five grandchildren; a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Viewing for Mrs. Brown will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Community Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Wayne Brunson. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her sister, Wilbur and Mazzie Dyer, 979 Houck St., Sumter. Services have been entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@sc.rr.com.

THOMAS L. WRIGHT Thomas Leroy Wright, 88, widower of Rebecca Swinton Wright, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born on Nov. 25, 1925, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late January and Hattie Wright. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He leaves to cherish his memories: one daughter, Rebecca Wright of Florida; one brother, Willie Wright of Sumter; two nieces, Linda and Debra Taylor; one nephew, Calvin (Debra) Taylor; special cousins, Geraldine Fryson of South Carolina, Janie (Roy) Freeman, Wilhelmena (Jimmy) Rembert of Charlotte and Almena (Russell) Robinson of Florida; a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters, and one nephew. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Ernest Jackson officiating, eulogist. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc. com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.


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‘Writers’ Room’ focuses on Netflix hit ‘House of Cards’ BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Over five seasons, “Shark Tank” has emerged as a dependably popular series for ABC, mixing business education with a reality/game showfeel. Tonight’s special, “Shark Tank: Swimming With Sharks” (8 p.m., TV-PG), glances back at past participants and their ideas, and how they coped once the contracts were signed. We revisit the owners of Lollacup, a spill-proof “sippy” cup, who have not only expanded their product line, but also moved their business out of their garage and into a warehouse. Sock-makers Grace & Lace have done so well since their visit to “Shark Tank” that they have been able to expand their charitable donations to two orphanages. NFL veteran Al “Bubba” Baker’s boneless ribs can be found in 150 stores. “Shark Tank” also goes on the road with Johnny Georges, the inventor of Tree-T-Pee, a watersaving irrigation device that has helped farmers all across America. A second, new “Shark Tank” (9 p.m., TV-PG) follows. • “The Writers’ Room” (9 p.m., Sundance, TV-PG) welcomes the creative team behind the Netflix adaptation of “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey as the scheming Francis Underwood. Showrunner and creator Beau Willimon, series star Molly Parker, writer and story editor Laura Eason, co-executive producer John Mankiewicz and political consultant Matt Bai discuss this breakout hit for the streaming service. It should be noted that “House” is an Americanization of a 1990 British series, adapted by Andrew Davies from a novel by Michael Dobbs, a member of Britain’s Conservative Party. Many of the narrative tricks, including the protagonist’s habit of directly addressing the audience with withering asides and observations, can be found in the original. Davies’ writing credits for television include some of the more beloved BBC/PBS offerings of the past few decades: “Pride and Prejudice” (1995), “Bleak House” (2005), “South Riding” (2011) and “Mr. Selfridge,” currently seen on “Masterpiece Classic.” He also contributed to the popular 2001 film “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” • Just as the 1950s were known for an explosion of interest in Japanese and Italian cinema and the French New Wave, the late 1970s and early

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the 2012 documentary “The Rise and Fall of the Clash” (9 p.m., VH1 Classic).

TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS • A cyber-sleuth corners Eliot and the mayor in an elevator on “Unforgettable” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • Family feuds on “Kitchen Nightmares” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14). • Afghanistan-bound on “Hawaii Five-0” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • Nick leads an investigation into a young woman’s murder on “Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC, TV14). • An undercover officer with

much to hide is found slain on “Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS, TV14). • Will’s appetite for the dark side impresses Hannibal on “Hannibal” (10 p.m., NBC, TV14). • Taken hostage on “Continuum” (10 p.m., Syfy, TV-PG). • In West Virginia, a large freshwater lizard has gained the nickname “Fire Dragon” on “Mountain Monsters” (10 p.m., Destination America, TV-14).

CULT CHOICE A divorced father (Bing Crosby) fights rather ruthlessly for

Mary McCormack guesthosts Ian Somerhalder, Julian McCullough, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Ian Karmel on “Chelsea Lately” (11 p.m., E!, r) * Jeff Garlin, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Hit-Boy are booked on “The Arsenio Hall Show” (syndicated, check local listings) * Don Rickles, Carmen Lynch and The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger appear on “Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Kevin Spacey and Lewis Black on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Julie Bowen, Dave Attell and Cut Copy are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11:35 p.m., ABC, r) * John McCain, Billy Eichner and Jason Derulo visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC, r) * Craig Ferguson hosts Christiane Amanpour on “The Late Late Show” (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2014, United Feature Syndicate


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Children are collateral damage in wife’s war DEAR ABBY — My wife and I both served in the military. When she returned from Egypt 19 months ago, she Dear Abby dropped a bomb on me, ABIGAIL saying she VAN BUREN didn’t want to be married anymore. She said she had settled for second best all her life and that’s what she had done with me. She went on to say she knows there’s someone better than me out there, and she’s going to find him. All the evidence points to an affair, which she denies -- constant trips out of town, emails

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and phone calls. We are now living paycheck to paycheck. We have no more savings and I’m paying all the expenses when it comes to the kids. She retired a year ago and refuses to get a job worthy of her experience. The worst part is, our kids have suffered. We have been separated ever since she got back. She says our kids aren’t worth her trying to save our marriage. Our close friends and family are still shocked, but no one more than me. It has been a struggle, which almost caused me to have a breakdown. Everything I do now is to lessen the impact on our kids. What advice can you offer me? Trying to cope in Virginia DEAR TRYING TO COPE — Please accept my sympathy. Your

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marriage is over and you have to accept it. If you haven’t consulted a lawyer, you should do it NOW to figure out what your responsibility — and HERS — will be to the children once your divorce is final. They should be cared for by the parent who is willing and able to give them stability, and the lawyer can help you determine this. From your description of your wife, that would be you, while she searches for someone she “deserves.” Personally, I hope she finds him, because the way she has treated you has been brutal. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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

ACROSS 1 It comes from goats 7 Old hand 10 Margery of nursery rhyme 13 Reason to be at sea? 14 Leak slowly 15 Pub choice 16 Colorful freshwater fish 17 1994 Schwarzenegger film 19 Organized group of female monarchs? 21 Waterskiing challenges 24 Role for Ronny 25 Blood __ 26 Blood system letters 27 Pelion neighbor 29 Vulpine critter 30 Ingredient in a concrete American flag? 33 Overwhelming amount 35 Feel a strong desire (for) 36 Former German chancellor Adenauer 39 Fancy carp 40 Plastic leg bone? 43 Mooch 45 “Cows of Our

Planet” cartoonist 47 Mesozoic, e.g. 48 Old folk song composer, often: Abbr. 50 Bread often served with ghee 51 Hat material 53 Line of hunky monarchs? 56 Catholic recitation phrase 57 Poker variety ... and what the four longest across answers do? 61 Chess components 62 Parker array 63 Restless feeling 64 Hill occupant 65 Anti-aging treatment target 66 Named DOWN 1 Ran into 2 1992 U2 song 3 Popular song 4 Correspond 5 Mosque VIPs 6 Gravelly sound 7 Don’t give up 8 Practices one of the environmental three R’s 9 Barrel-conscious gp. 10 Jersey

owner, maybe 11 Syria’s most populous city 12 Thomas Hardy setting 14 Squish 18 Nephew of Abraham 20 Dull repetition 21 Cola __ 22 Help in a heist 23 Ideal time to snap? 27 Bovary title: Abbr. 28 Starting from 31 HUN neighbor, to the IOC 32 Baleful 34 Capt.’s course 36 Knowledge 37 Mystique

38 Billiards backspin 40 Wearing a lot 41 Yoga class regimen 42 Hawaiian coffee-growing region 43 Grand __ 44 Spotty 46 Lead singer of the Irish pop/rock group The Corrs 49 Where many vets served 51 Peach pit 52 “House of Payne” creator __ Perry 54 Snoozes 55 Turned (off) 58 Sire’s mate 59 Legal closing? 60 Club __


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F/T Service Technician needed for an apartment community located in Sumter. Candidate will handle all phases of maintenance. Must have a valid SC driver's license and reliable transportation. On call is a MUST! HVAC and CPO certifications are MANDATORY. Salary negotiable or commensurate with experience. Irrigation and Landscaping Co. looking for dependable person. Hard outside work. Attitude more important than experience. Must have own transportation. Call 803-651-6472 FT Unit Manager Position Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm, Occasional Nights, Weekends, or Holidays may be required. Participate in On Call Rotation. Responsible for day to day operations of a 44 bed Skilled Unit. RN preferred but not required. Will consider an LPN with Long term Care, Supervisor or Charge Nurse Experience. Medicare Experience preferred. Apply in person to : Covenant Place 2825 Carter Road Sumter, SC 29150 EOE

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MERCHANDISE Construction Equipment New Holland Backhoe 2wd $6000 OBO 1985 Chevy C70 Dump truck $3000 OBO Call 803 983-5315 Fair condition.

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For Sale or Trade Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364 GENERATOR Big 8,500 Watt, 2014, Honda Electric start. Battery /wheel kit incl'd. Never used. New retail $4,995 Wholesale $3,750. 1st $1,850 Cash, 864-275-6478 All furniture is good quality, clean and in good shape. 3 pc Entertainment center $500, Solid Oak Queen Headboard, Chest and night table $300, Super nice curved sofa with 2 recliners on ends $800, 2 end tables and coffee table $600, table and 4 chairs $350, table with 4 chairs $250 Solid Rosewood shelf with doors $300, Wood desk with file cabinet $200, 2 Wall ovens works good $300, Solid Oak table Bar height with 2 stools, $400, several tv's not flat screens, pictures are good 26' (1) 19' with dvd & video player $75 each. Call 803-494-4220, 803-565-0056.

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Sumter Mattress Mfg. Co Sat. May 3rd 9 am - 1 pm. Close out Mattress Models of all types & Sizes. 960 Oswego Hwy, Turn off Hwy 378 on Hwy 401 North towards Darlington down 1/4 mile on left. For Sale Dish washer $40, Lawn mower $50. Call 481-4596 I buy used Utility and Car trailers. Call 803-972-0900 Single Bed w/trundle, 2 mattresses and sheet sets. $400. Call 803-565-0643 (2) Riding Lawn mower for sale. Asking $600 each. Call 803-447-5453 Martin's Used Appliance Washers, Dryers, Refrig., Stoves. Guarantee 464-5439 or 469-7311

Established Heating and Air Conditioning Company looking for an experienced HVAC service technician. Must have experience minimum of 2 years, a valid driver's license, people skills, good personality. Great benefits offered and top pay! Send all responses to P-Box 343 c//o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151 CPC Logistics Inc. is hiring Full & Part time Class A Regional OTR Drivers for a private fleet operation in Timmonsville SC. We require min. 2 yrs OTR experience, min 24 yrs old, good MVR and Safety Record. This position requires Hazmat endorsement. We offer .31 cent per mi. $12 per hour, increased after 90 days. Full health coverage and paid vacations and holidays. Contact CPC 1- 800 -274- 3756 or email: m.petway@callcpc.com for an application. Experienced Dental Assistant needed for Busy Dental Practice. Fun, professional environment. Great pay benefits. Salary based on experience. Please send resume P-357 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151. Drivers Wanted- Hiring drivers to run from SC to PA. Avg trip 3 days. Competitive pay. Need 2 years exp and Class A CDL. Clean driving record. Great home time. Health and Life Insurance. Vacation pay. Call 800-334-7503 Charles D. Goodwin Inc. FT MAINTENANCE PERSON needed for a senior apartment community in Sumter. Qualified candidate must have their own tools, valid driver's license, be motivated, organized and results oriented. Painting and cleaning involved. Our company offers competitive salary and benefits. Must pass criminal check and drug screening. Applications may be picked up at 60 Hillard Drive, Sumter, SC or call 803-934-1449 for information.

Independent Living Coordinator Prefer LPN with experience in senior living. Coordinate supports and services for seniors living in CCRC apartments. Supervises staff providing non-medical services to seniors. Must have excellent hospitality skills. Full time salaried position. Apply in person to : Covenant Place 2825 Carter Road Sumter, SC 29150 EOE ROSE'S SUMTER MALL SUMTER, SC We have an immediate opening for Retail Assistant Store Manager. 1yr Retail Management experience req'd. F/T position with benefits. (Major medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k, paid vacation). Submit resume to Jerry Kotula District Manager, KotulaJerry@gmail.com Looking for a Poultry farm Manager needs to be energetic, detail oriented, some maintenance background. Must have a valid DL and equipment operating exp. Salary Position. Please send resume to Box 288 c//o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

Help Wanted Part-Time Deliver Phone Books Work Your Own Hours, Have Insured Vehicle, Must be at Least 18 yrs old, Valid DL. No Experience Necessary. 1-800-518-1333 x 224 www.deliverthephonebook.com $$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555

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RENTALS Rooms for Rent Rooms for rent in spacious home. Call 803-404-4662 for details

Unfurnished Apartments 2BR/2BA, Close to Sumter Mall. All appl & water included, W/D hookup. $625/mo + dep. (803) 491-5618. Avail now. 3BR DUPLEX $300/Mo + Dep. Call 803-420-4754 OR 803-432-5403 Senior Living Apartments for those 62+ (Rent based on income) Shiloh-Randolph Manor 125 W. Bartlette. 775-0575 Studio/1 Bedroom apartments available EHO

F/T & P/T Class-A CDL Drivers needed to work night shifts hauling live chickens and/or protein in Sumter, SC. Must have 2-yrs verifiable experience and good MVR. Local positions, drivers are home daily, and company offers benefits. Call Danny at 803-236-0682 Long Haul flatbed drivers wanted. CDL Class A. 3 years experience and 25 yrs old required with a clean 10 year MVR. Well maintained equipment. Excellent commission based pay. Steady freight. Call 843-906-7833

Medical Help Wanted Physician's Office need Admin staff a& Certified Medical Assistant. Fax resume to 803-774-7004

Work Wanted I will sit with elderly or sick. Will provide ref/exp. Call 803-236-3603 for more info.

3 Br, 1.5 Ba. in country but close to town. Fully carpeted, W/D hookup. Screen back porch. $700 mo. 803-491-5375

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3BR/ 2.5BA, 1900 sq ft. $850/mo + dep. Call William Anderson 803-775-0425

Extra large Lots for sale or rent 1008 Booker St. & 119 Murphy St. 840-3904 or after 7pm 778-1083.

Near Shaw AFB 3BR 1BA $500 Mo.+1 Mo. Rent & Dep Call 301-802-5263

Nice 3 Br, 3 Ba, downtown historical district, refrig, stove, dishwasher, C/H/A, hardwood floors, FP, fenced in yard, lg. workshop with C/H/A, alarm system. No Pets. $1200 mo. Call 803-491-5375.

E. Brewington Rd. near Mayewood School, 3BR/2BA DWMH. $550/mo + $550/SD. NO Section 8. Call 803-934-6845 or 803-938-3174 2BR 1 BA MH partially furnished on N. Brewington in Clarendon Co. Call 803-473-3100 or 803-410-1241.

3Br 1BA near Manning on 301 N. Rd $600/mo + $600/Dep. Call 803-473-3301

3 or 4BR house (Alcolu). $700/dep +$700/mo. 473-3301

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

503 Church St. 2BR/1BA $375mo. + $375dep. Ref. req. Call 803-783-4683

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2BR 1BA 14x52 MH near town, all appliances, C/H/A Sec 8 Accepted 469-6978 Great neighborhood! 2 Br, 1 Ba, very clean S on 1 acre, private lot. Water incl. Off 15 N. $450 month + dep. 803-469-0013

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

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Casual CDL Drivers needed with tanker endorsement and TWIC cards. Have plenty of weekend work available as well as some through the week. This is an opportunity to earn extra money besides your full-time job. Call for more information at 803-488-0100. OTR Drivers needed for family run trucking operation. Must possess CDL with tanker endorsement as well as TWIC card. Must be willing to stay out two weeks at a time. Great pay and working environment and well-kept equipment. Call for more information at 803-488-0100.

Beautiful 6BR/4BA home. Den, LR, DR, Lg kitchen w/Island, W/D hook-up. Featuring hardwood tile and carpet. Over-sized BRs & BAs. Huge fenced yard. Back/front patio. Like new. $1,250/mo + $1,250/dep. Call 803-316-7958 or 803-773-1838 between 9am-6pm Mon-Fri.

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MERCHANDISE Garage, Yard & Estate Sales Gigantic Multi-family: 2191 Gion St. (off Alice Dr.) Sat. 8-2. AVON, hshld items, etc. 891 Manchester Rd, off Lewis Rd. Sat 7am. Riding Lawn mower (Like new), Too much to list. Huge Indoor Yard Sale: Sat 9-1 Warehouse Corner of Liberty St And Blvd. Rd 4 Family Sale 3420 Green View Parkway Sat 7-1 (Lakewood Links) Near Club House. Puzzles, games, seasonal decor, $2 DVD's, books, shoes, purses, clothing priced to sell, pots & pans, tupperware, 2 single barrel 12 gauge shotguns , Lots of misc... Sumter County Civic Center Indoor Garage Sale 700 W. Liberty St. Sat., May 24, 2014, 8 AM to 1 PM Free Admission For booth space, Call 436-2271 After 9:00am

Neighborhood Yard Sale, Sat. May 3rd at Foxcroft subd where we have joined together for a massive garage sale. There is just about everything and anything you might be looking for. Located across from Sumter High /Career Center on McCray's Mill Road and we will start at 7AM to 1 PM. Please Park on sidewalk side of neighborhood streets. 1625 Ruger Dr. Sat 7-1 Fitness equip.,Furniture, Women & girls clothes, lots of shoes! Multi- Family Sale 202 Burns Dr., Sat 7-11. Fundraiser for Sumter Blue Jays Baseball travel team.

Multi Family 60 Long Barn Ct Sat 7-5 Name brand clothing, pet supplies, hshld & more CLEANED OUT MAMA'S HOME: Sat 7am. 20 Laval Court (Lakewood Links): dresser, fitness equip, tools, shelving, desks, lamps, something for every room. 777 Kenyon Dr, Behind Jones Chevrolet. Fri 7-1. Lots of misc items.

4035 Bush Branch Rd Sat 10-? Toys, Hshld items & More!

1173 Deberry Dr. Manning, Saturday, 8 am - ? A little of everything!

Downsizing Sale 835 Torrey Pines Dr Sat 7-12 Coffee tables,trampolene, & more

Huge Fund Raising Indoor Sale Westside Baptist Church & School Wide Donations 554 Pinewood Rd. Sat May 3rd 7:30-12. Clothes NWT, baby items, housewares, electronics, furniture & MUCH more!

Grandma moved in! Need to sell furniture, hshld goods, collectibles, electronics. Too much to list. Sat.8-12. 2875 Ebenezer Rd. Smithville Church Missions Sale: 2370 Hwy 521S, Sat. 7-11AM. A variety of items. All proceeds will go towards our Missions trip to Alaska in July. Huge Yard Sale: 26 Harrell Rd. Sat. 7AM. Child's bike, baby items, toddler bed, books, printers, comforter set, golf clubs, etc, etc!! Estate Yard sale - 291 Cromer Dr. Sat, 7am. Hshld items, washer & dryer, sofa, chair & ottoman, 2 bedroom sets, desk & file cabinet, dining room set, recliner, TV, lawn mower, tiller & lots more. 1715 Broome St. Sat. 7AM. Furn, clothes, toys, lots of misc., movies and much more. Garage Sale: (Rain or Shine), So many misc and household items, lots of furn. and tvs, new lawn and garden decorations just in time for Mother's Day. 4943 Wedgelake Dr. Fri/Sat. 8-4.

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales 1850 Kolb Rd Sat 7-12 Fishing Equip., Comm. Lawn mower, weed eaters, utility trailers, washer & Dryer, various tools, heavy duty casters, stereo syst. , books, clothing & many other items 2116 Avalon Dr. Sat. 7am - 1pm. Fabric, patterns, more fabric, household items, clothing, men's suits. Senior Indoor Yard/Bake Sale Fri & Sat May. 2nd & 3rd, 7am - 3 pm. Green Acres Assembly of God. 537 Lewis Rd. 1810 Escallonia - Sat 5/3 7am-12 Multi Fam Moving Sale. Clothes, home items, baby gear and more. BAKE SALE & CRAFT FAIR SAT 9-3 @ Wise Dr Church of the Nazarene 302 N Wise Dr All items handmade. jewelry, hair bows, crochet, clothes, cakes, pies, candies, cookies, Mother's Day pics will be taken for $25 Package. Will buy furniture by piece or bulk, tools, trailers, lawn mowers, 4 wheelers, etc or almost anything of value Call 803-983-5364 3285 Poppy Ct. Sat. 7-11AM. Clothes, hshld items, odds & ends. Big Yard Sale, 4325 Lisa Dr. Off Nazarene Ch. Rd. Sat. 8 am. Something for everyone. 807 Club Ln. Friday 7a - 12 noon. Big Cleaning out Sale!! Great deals! New items! Moving Sale, 424 Sanders Dr. (Crosswell Dr. area) Sat. 7:30-12. Furn., and many items.

Moving Sale: 11 Plainfield Ct., Sat. 7-1. Lots of children's clothes, toys, and lots of misc items.

5 Woodland Ct. (Off Curtiswood Dr.) Sat. 7am. Household items, children's items,

Jean's Flowers & Plants, 244 Wildwood Ave. Fri. & Sat. 7AM. Plants, flowers, lots of clothes, jewelry, etc.

4920 John Franklin (off Eagle Rd) Fri 9-5, Sat 7-12, dinettes, hutch, desk, clothes & misc

Huge Yard /Bake/Hot dog Sale. Lemira Church, 514 Blvd. Rd. Sat. 7a-1p. Tons of items added to our existing inventory. Furn., tv's, microwaves, saw, clothes and lots of misc. Must sell all at some price! 1087 Lynn Lane (off Blvd). Look for sign. Sat. 8AM. Furn, lots of new flowers, baskets, ribbons, hshld items, glassware, and lots of misc. 45 Burkett Dr. Sat. 7 am - 4 pm. Household, furniture, electronics, mens & ladies shoes, appliances, clothes, misc.

Multi-Family Yard Sale: 938 Jensen Rd (off Shallowford Rd) Sat. May 3rd 7am-2pm LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up FLEA MARKET BY SHAW AFB

Open every weekend. 905-4242

2 Family Yard Sale: 2687 Tindal Rd. Sat. 8-1. Polo and other name brand clothes, glassware, some furn, jewelry, odds and ends. 1015 Morris Way Sat 7 - 12. dishes, chairs, TVs, children's & adult clothes, and lots more!


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Vacation Rentals Waterfront @ Lake Marion 3BR 2BA DW $700/Mo. + Dep 2BR 1BA SW $525/Mo. + Dep. Call 803 983-9035 or 773-6655

Commercial Rentals Church Building in Mayesville located on Willow St. for rent. Contact 803-453-5187 or 803-775-3975

1986 16' Duracraft, with 1978 35hp Johnson motor, trailer, steering console, $2,500. See @ Savannah pk lot 803-840-7860.

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Vans / Trucks / Buses 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Ext. cab, 109K mi. Exc. condition $4,500 OBO. Call 803-447-5453

Autos For Sale

RENTAL INVESTMENT Nice 2 br, 1 ba, totally remodeled home, C/H/A, LR, DR, kit., computer room, lg workshop, monthly income $600 mo. 101 Cherokee St. $39,500. Call 491-5375.

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

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 1380 Britton Rd, Sumter, SC Saturday & Sunday, 3-4 May 2014 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Absolute Real Estate Auction 28 Riley Street, Sumter 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths, Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Den, Sunroom, Basement, Deck, 2 car garage. Preview Dates: May 6, 4-6 PM May 11, 3-5 PM May 13, 4-6 PM ABSOLUTE AUCTION May 15, 6 PM Details at: www.jrdixonauctions.com Rafe Dixon, SCAL 4059 (803) 774-6967

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same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, South Carolina 29214; or Faxed to: (803) 896-0110.

service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

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Summons & Notice SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 14-CP-43-0392 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Jimmy Huggins; Laura J. Morris k/n/a Laura J. Huggins; Defendant(s). (013263-05026) TO THE DEFENDANT(S), Jimmy Huggins: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 2460 Autumn Terrace, Dalzell, SC 29040-8639, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 134-00-02-053, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Ste 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to represent said minor(s) within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. Columbia, South Carolina April 11, 2014 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on February 27, 2014. Columbia, South Carolina April 11, 2014

2001 Silver BMW 530i, runs great, MP3 pkg. 150K mi. $4500 OBO. 803-464-3526

(2) 4BR/2BA (Dalzell, 15S). Easy Financing. 983-8084 Looking for your DREAM HOME? LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 3-4-5 bedroom homes. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

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

Farms & Acreage For Sale By Owner, 10 Acres, 8 miles to Sumter. $55,000. Owner Financing 803-427-3888.

Land & Lots for Sale 5775 Cane Savannah Rd. (Wedgefield). 1+ acre land for sale. Perfect for a new home or future investment. Close to Shaw AFB. 803-983-2261

10-acres for sale on Raccoon Road near Jordan CommunityClarendon County. Residential / well / septic / farming. Serious inquirers. Investors welcomed.Charles @ 704-699-6611, e-mail: cs.evans02@gmail.com 3.1 acres, 385 W. Foxworth Mill Rd. $15,500 + closing cost. Will Perk. Call 803-607-9500 Minutes Walmart/Shaw, 1 Ac $6,000. 16.2 ac $32,600. Water, Electric, Paved 800-774-5720

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

Very Nice 4BR DW on 5 ac. Owner fin. w/large down payment or boat trade. Call 803-236-5953

2006 Ford Ranger, 132k miles, 4 cyclinder, 5 speed. Extra clean, Cold A/C. $5,800 FIRM. 773-0035

LEGAL NOTICES Beer & Wine License Notice Of Application Notice is hereby given that Deirdre F. Hicks D/B/A Jay's Grocery, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer & Wine at 1275-A North Lafayette Drive, Sumter, SC 29154. To object to the issuance of this permit / license, written protest must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2014. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the

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Rogers Townsend and Thomas PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) J. Pamela Price (SC Bar # 014336) Laura R. Baer (SC Bar # 101076) Mary R. Powers (SC Bar # 16534) H. Guyton Murrell (SC Bar # 064134) John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635) Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444

SUMMONS AND NOTICES IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 14-CP-43-0532 (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE)

TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDE(S) AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Rule 53(b) SCRCP, as amended effective September 1, 2002, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference to the Master in Equity for Sumter County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this action. If there are counterclaims requiring a jury trial, any party may file a demand under rule 38, SCRCP and the case will be returned to the Circuit Court.

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action, together with the Summons, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on March 18, 2014 at 2:02 P.M. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Supreme Court of South Carolina Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may be eligible for foreclosure intervention programs for the purpose of resolving the above-referenced foreclosure action. If you wish to be considered for a foreclosure intervention program, you must contact Finkel Law Firm LLC, 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450 (29405), P.O. Box 71727 (29415), North Charleston, SC 29405, or call (843) 577-5460 within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Finkel Law Firm LLC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you and is not authorized to provide you any legal advice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PROCESS, THE FORECLOSURE MAY PROCEED. NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq.): This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information you provide will be used for that purpose. However, if you have previously received a discharge from bankruptcy, this message is not and should be construed as an attempt to collect a debt, but only as a requirement pursuant to the administrative order. FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC THOMAS A. SHOOK Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorney for Plaintiff

Notice of Sale NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CP-43-0119 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority, against Sonya L. Singleton, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements

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thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 6, as shown on that certain Plat of Joseph R. Edwards, P.L.S., dated September 6, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2006 at Page 424, 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 property is known as 665 Mathis Street, Sumter, SC.

PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN 30-50-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, AS AMENDED. THIS PROPERTY IS KNOWN AS 2629 HILLDALE DRIVE, SUMTER, SC.

TMS Number: 248-15-01-037 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 665 Mathis St., Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Sonya L. Singleton by deed of City of Sumter Housing and Economic Development Corporation, dated October 10, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on October 16, 2007, in Deed Book 1093 at Page 3218. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 6.0% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-00465 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2006-RS4 vs. William Jones Jr.; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Internal Revenue Service, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT NO. 163 BLOCK G, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT OF HILLDALE SUBDIVISION, BY JOSEPH R. EDWARDS, R.L.S., DATED JUNE 3, 1994 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 94 AT PAGE 898, AND HAVING SUCH BOUNDARIES, METES, COURSES AND DISTANCES AS ARE SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE

THIS BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM JONES, JR. BY DEED OF BILLY CRIDER DATED FEBRUARY 2, 2006 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 3, 2006 IN DEED BOOK 1015 AT PAGE 694.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2629 Hilldale Drive, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS: 207-09-03-012 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.625% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13-18536 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Chanda C. Bradley, C/A No. 10-CP-43-2399, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the Providence Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 19, consisting of 2.00 acres, "Dogfennel" Subdivision, Phase 1, on a plat prepared by Walker, Parr, & Associates, Inc., dated January 18, 2001, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001, Page 225. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, reference to said plat is hereby craved for the particulars as to the metes, courses, distances, shapes, measurements and boundaries of said lot. This property is more commonly known as 5260 Cannery Road, Dalzell, SC, and is shown on the Sumter County Assessor's tax maps as parcel number 192-00-01-101. Derivation: Book 1026 at Page 00816 5260 Cannery Rd, Dalzell, SC 29040 1920001101, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment

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being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #10-CP-43-2399. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011784-17016 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089128 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

conveyed to Mary Brisbon by deed of Melissa A. Kendall, dated September 4, 2009, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on September 4, 2009, in Deed Book 1128 at Page 3943.

Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on Monday, May 5, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 Harvin Street, Courtroom 1A, Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

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.

All that piece, parcel, or lot of land together with the buildings and improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the City of Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, delineated as Lot 27, Block E of Sherwood Forest Subdivision on plat prepared by James D. Wilson, RLS, dated September 24, 1997 and recorded in Plat Book 97 at Page 1148 in the RMC Office for Sumter County, and bounded and measuring as follows: On the North by Nottingham Drive and measuring thereon 79.96 feet; on the East by Lot 28 and measuring thereon 170.03 feet; on the South by Lots 15 and 16 and measuring thereon 79.96 feet; and on the West by Lot 26 and measuring thereon 169.93 feet, be the said measurements more or less.

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

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-00731 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Arthur L. Heyward; Estate of Mary Rouse Billie, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Mary Rouse Billie, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any rights, title interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants or persons under disability or persons in Military Service designated as a class Richard Roe; CitiFinancial; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON INCLUDING A 2002 28' X 66' BELLCREST MOBILE HOME, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, CITY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT 41 ON PLAT PREPARED FOR L.K. PROPERTIES DATED MAY 25, 1990 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 92 AT PAGE 1236 IN THE RMC OFFICE FOR SUMTER COUNTY. THIS BEING THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 920 UTAH CIRCLE SUMTER SC 29153 AND BEARING SUMTER TAX MAP NUMBER: 251-12-05-014. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2002 BELLCREST MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER BL02GA0210962A&B. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARTHUR L. HEYWARD AND MARY R. BILLIE BY DEED OF CHARLES M. SMITH DATED MAY 10, 2005 AND RECORDED MAY 13, 2005 IN DEED BOOK 980 AT PAGE 954, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 920 Utah Circle, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS: 251-12-05-014 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% 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 10-24459

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-2300 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, NA, against Mary Brisbon, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 9, Block M of Sherwood Forest Subdivision, on that plat prepared by McMillan Engineering Co. dated September 16, 1959, revised October 16, 1961 and recorded in Plat Book Z-18 at Page 126 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. 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.

TMS Number: 268-09-01-008 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1029 W Sherwood Drive, Sumter, SC This

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Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011-CP-43-01683 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS2 vs. Ranina R. Fischer, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard F. Owens, Sr.; Richard F. Owens, Jr. ( a minor over the age of 14 years old); Branch Banking and Trust Company; Dr. Arnold H. Compton; Barnette's Auto Parts Inc., et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL AND LOT/TRACT OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IDENTIFIED AS LOT 5, BLOCK G ON A PLAT OF LAFAYETTE HEIGHTS MADE BY JOSEPH PALMER, SURVEYOR DATED NOVEMBER 9, 1940 RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK S-5 AT PAGE 68, RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY. THIS PROPERTY BEING KNOWN AS 106 DICKSON AVENUE AND BEING FURTHER IDENTIFIED AS SUMTER COUNTY TAX MAP PARCEL NO. 248-01-02-005. AFORESAID PLAT IS SPECIFICALLY INCORPORATED HEREIN AND REFERENCE IS CRAVED THERETO FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE METES, BOUNDS, COURSES AND DISTANCES OF THE PROPERTY CONCERNED HEREIN. THIS DESCRIPTION IS IN LIEU OF METES AND BOUNDS, AS PERMITTED BY LAW UNDER SECTION 30-5-250 OF THE 1976 CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS AMENDED. BE ALL MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR A LITTLE LESS AND ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD F. OWENS AND LORAND R. BATTEN, III BY DEED OF RICHARD F. OWENS DATED AUGUST 28, 2003 AND RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2003 IN DEED BOOK 908 AT PAGE 475, RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 106 Dickson Avenue, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS: 248-01-02-005 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.375% 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 13-15702

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-01632 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for GSMPS Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-RP1 vs. Lavern Goodman, et al., I, the undersigned Richard L.

This being the same property conveyed to Lavern Goodman by Deed of Donald S. Morris dated September 24, 1997 and recorded September 25, 1997 in Book 685 at Page 1915 in the ROD Office for Sumter County.

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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).

Sumter County, State of South Carolina, containing 1.80 acres, more or less and being shown as 5340 Live Oak Road on a plat property for Charles Edwin Norris and Julia W. Norris, prepared by H.S. Wilson, R.L.S., dated May 17, 1994 and recorded February 8, 2002 in the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 2002 at Page 17. Includes the following described Manufactured Housing Unit: YEAR: 2002 MAKE: Anniversary MODEL: 4563J SERIAL NO.: NCFL241A&B54537-AV13 Derivation: Book 837 at Page 1924 5340 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, SC 29040 This includes a 2002, Anniversary mobile home with VIN# NCFL241A\B54537-AV13. 1930001035 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2238. 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 006735-01633 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089979 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

29150-5920 204-05-01-091, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2239. 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 013263-04755 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089982 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

§30-5-250 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS A M E N D E D . B E A L L MEASUREMENTS A LITTLE MORE OR LESS AND ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT.

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All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being located in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 100, Section No. 1, on a plat of Meadowcroft Subdivision, by Carl J. Croft, R.L.S., dated June 29, 1994, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, at Page 478. 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 for South Carolina, 1976.

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 balance of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8% 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. This property will be sold subject to the applicable right of redemption of the United States of America. The sale will not be held unless either the Plaintiff's attorney or the Plaintiff's bidding agent is present at the sale and either the Plaintiff's attorney or the Plaintiff's bidding agent enters the authorized bid of the Plaintiff for this captioned matter. In the alternative, Plaintiff's counsel, if permitted by the Court, may advise this Court directly of its authorized bidding instructions. In the event a sale is inadvertently held without the Plaintiff's Counsel or Counsel's bidding agent entering the authorized bid of the Plaintiff for this specifically captioned matter, the sale shall be null and void and the property shall be re-advertised for sale on the next available sale date. 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'S SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER: 2013-CP-43-328 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Dixie Properties, LLC and Robert T. Dubose, Plaintiffs vs. Willie Lowery, deceased and any children and heirs at law, distributes and devisees, and if any be deceased, then any persons entitled to claim under or through them; also all other persons unknown claiming any right title, interest or lien upon the real property described in the complaint herein, any unknown adults being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under disability or in the military service being a class designated as Richard Roe; and South Carolina Department of Revenue, South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Avery Sigler, CitiFinancial and Discover, Defendants. By virtue of a Decree of Foreclosure entered in an action entitled, Dixie Properties, LLC and Robert T. DuBose vs. Willie Lowery, deceased et al, Civil Action Case No. 2013-CP-43-328, the undersigned Master In Equity will sell at public auction to be conducted in the new Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 noon, the following property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land together with improvements thereon lying and being in the City of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, which consists of Lots 84, 85 and 86 as represented on a plat of A. B. Boykin dated 06/13/1935 and recorded in the Sumter County Register of Deeds in plat Book G-5 at Page 64. Refer to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. This is known as 11 Center St., Sumter, SC

TMS: 249-15-01-014 This being property conveyed to Willie Lowery by deed of Dixie Properties, LLC dated February 18, 2005 and recorded February 25, 2005 in Deed Book 970 at Page 1771 in the ROD Office for South 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 must be made within twenty (20) days thereafter with interest thereon at (9.25%) percent per annum. If the successful bidder fails to comply, the 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. 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. Richard L. Booth Master-In-Equity Sumter, South Carolina NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Everbank vs. Nicolas Jay Miller, C/A No. 13-CP-43-2238, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Providence Township,

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of MidFirst Bank, against Oscar R. Hurtado and Claudia Hurtado, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, identified as Lot 52-R of Hatfield Estates Subdivision, Section 1, as shown on that certain plat of Louis W. Tisdale, R.L.S., dated March 29, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2000 at Page 243. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) reference to said plat is hereby made for the metes, bounds, courses, and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 2620 Trufield Drive Sumter and is shown on the Auditor's map of Sumter County as tax parcel 200-08-03-018.

TMS Number: 200-08-03-018 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2620 Trufield Drive, Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Oscar R. Hurtado and Claudia Hurtado by deed of James R. Cripps, dated January 25, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on January 26, 2007, in Deed Book 1062 at Page 980. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 6.375% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Carolyn T. Horton a/k/a Carolyn Horton; Tudor Place Homeowners Association, C/A No. 13-CP-43-2239, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as lot No. 40-A of "Tudor Place", Phase IV, as shown on that certain Plat of Joseph R. Edwards, R.L.S., dated November 14, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97 at Page 1347, 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 Section 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property is known as 800 Grimble Court, Sumter, SC. Derivation: Book 933 at Page 37 800 Grimble Court, Sumter, SC

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1683 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, against Karal F. Wisner, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his/her agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter County Courthouse, 141 Main Street, Sumter, SC, to the highest bidder:

TMS Number: 181-04-03-007 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2970 Sun Valley Dr., Sumter, SC This being the same property conveyed to Karal F. Wisner and Stephanie M. Wisner by deed of Ernestina E. Van Leer, dated June 10, 2009, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 22, 2009, in Deed Book 1125 at Page 263. 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 5.0% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Should Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent fail to appear on the day of sale, the property shall not be sold, but shall be re-advertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney, or Plaintiff's agent, is present. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property.

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

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THIS BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SHAWN KELLY AND JAMEAL SINGLETON BY DEED OF DAVIS & ROSS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., DATED DECEMBER 1, 2004 AND RECORDED ON DECEMBER 7, 2004 IN THE SUMTER COUNTY RMC OFFICE VOLUME 961 AT PAGE 1905.

CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3340 Sheila Circle, Dalzell, SC 29040 TMS: 1511303008 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). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other 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 12-04650 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Cara R. Jansen; Scott B. Jansen; Wendemere Homeowners Association of Sumter, Inc., C/A No. 13-CP-43-0621, The following property will be sold on May 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain pieces, parcels and lot of land with improvements, thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina identified as Lot No. 31 of Wendemere Subdivision and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, R. L.S. dated 1/2/02 and recorded in Plat Book 2002 at Page 31, records of Sumter county. This property is known as 215 Wendemere Drive and is further identified as Sumter County Tax Map Parcel No. 252-15-02-002. Aforesaid Plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, As Amended. Be all measurements a little more or a little less and according to said plat. Derivation: Book 1048 at Page 1402 215 Wendemere Dr, Sumter, SC 29153 252-15-02-002, 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 on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to

pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.292% 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-43-0621. 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 011227-01114 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1089993 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1812 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, against Christopher M. Warren, the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land with improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, identified as Lot No.73 of Wind Chimes Subdivision Phase I and being more fully shown on a plat prepared by D.D. Edmunds, R.L.S. dated 12/14/90 and recorded in Plat Book 90 at page 1607, records of Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted by law under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. Be all measurements a little more or less and according to said plat.

TMS Number: 138-07-02-004 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5495 Randolph Street, Rembert, SC This being the same property conveyed to Christopher M. Warren by deed of Kenneth L. Webb and Marcia B. Webb dated March 1, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 1, 2007 in Deed Book 1067 at Page 767. By deed dated May 4, 2009 and recorded May 8, 2009 in Book 1122 at Page 3130, Christopher M. Warren conveyed property to himself and Cynthia Smith Warren. By quit claim deed dated August 29, 2011 and recorded August 31, 2011 in Book 1159 at Page 1600, Cynthia Smith Warren conveyed her interest back to Christopher M. Warren. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 4.5% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps. Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the sale. The Plaintiff may withdraw its demand for a deficiency judgment anytime prior to sale.

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Notice of Sale Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Post Office Box 71727 North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Notice of Sale C/A No: 2008-CP-43-2828 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the OWS Remic Trust 2013-1 against, Willie S. Spann, III, Carolina Finance, and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I the undersigned as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on May 5, 2014, at 12 pm o'clock, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Legal Description and Property Address: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot 3 containing 0.78 acre, more or less, on a plat prepared for Leslie Paul Livingston prepared by Thomas M. Reynolds SCRLS, dated March 10, 1993, recorded October 2, 1995, in Plat Book 95 at Page 999, and having such metes and bounds as reference to said plat will show, all measurements being a little more or less. Also includes a 2002 Fleetwood 32x60 mobile home, VIN #NCFL241A/B67346GB12. This being the same property conveyed to Willie S. Spann III by deed of Charles Smith, dated December 11, 2007 and recorded on December 13, 2007 in the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 1097 at page 881.

4040 Livingwood Lane, Sumter, SC 29154 TMS#: 163-00-01-173 TERMS OF SALE: For cash. Interest at the rate of 7.00 % 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 20 days, the Master in Equity shall forthwith resell the said property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale, shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. Since a personal or deficiency judgment is waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the above-described sale, then the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Master in Equity For Sumter County KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, SC 29211

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.

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-42-01722 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-13 vs. Jameal D. Singleton; Shawn M. Kelley; Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al., the undersigned Master In Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell on May 5, 2014 at 12:00PM, at the Sumter County Courthouse, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, T O G E T H E R W I T H IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT 36 OF BOYKIN ESTATES SUBDIVISION AND BEING MORE FULLY SHOWN ON A PLAT THEREOF PREPARED BY LOUIS W. TISDALE, RLS, RECORDED IN THE RMC FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 2003 AT PAGE 200. 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 BEING IN LIEU OF METES AND BOUNDS AS PERMITTED BY LAW UNDER

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