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Sunday alcohol sales could face limit BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 If some Sumter City Council members have their way, area sippers may have to wait just a little later in the day before they take their first legal Sunday drink. Council members voted earlier this

month to send the issue of Sunday alcohol sales to the voters, allowing city residents to decide whether to allow sales of alcoholic beverages in bars and restaurants when they go to the polls in November. But that may not be council’s last word on the topic. Councilwoman Ione Dwyer wants the city to take an extra step to limit

alcohol sales even if Sunday sales win voter approval. Dwyer will ask her fellow council members to pass an ordinance restricting the hours alcohol could be served on Sundays. She wants to ensure no drink is served before 1 p.m. “By then, most churches will be out,” she said. Voters will have to decide to allow

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Sunday sales at all before any regulations can go into effect, but Dwyer thinks ensuring there will be limits on when drinks can be served will alleviate some of the concerns of those opposed to lifting the city’s blue-law ban. “I think that could have a great effect on how people feel, because it

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Suspect in attempted murder on wanted list Victim still in critical condition BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 The fugitive in a shooting earlier this month has been elevated to Sumter County’s Top 10 Most Wanted list as authorities continue their search. Travis Santell Miller, 25, of 25 Harrison St., remained at large as of late Thursday afternoon, wanted on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a 20-year-old man in the neck at a business in the MILLER 1000 block of Manning Road last week. Recent tips led investigators to a Williamsburg County residence where Miller was suspected to be in hiding. Miller was

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Summer feeding program status remains unclear BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com (803) 774-1272 MATT WALSH / THE SUMTER ITEM

For years, hungry children in Mayesville have had a place to go to fill their bellies during the summer. When schools let out, it’s not unusual for some children to lose their only regular source of daily, nutritious meals, and the Seamless Summer feeding program provides a way for children to get a bite to eat during their summer vacation. But a change in the status of Mayesville Community Center means it is unclear whether the program would go forward this year. The Sumter County Recreation and Parks Department administers the program at its community centers across the county, but the county no longer manages the Mayesville center after the building was damaged during a flood. Some residents worried about how some local kids would be able to eat through the summer without the meal program. “Mayesville is the most poverty-stricken areas in the county,” said Willie Jefferson, a former mayor of the small town on U.S. 76 between Sumter and Florence. “(The

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Sumter High School baseball players, above, look at a copy of the resolution that was given to them on Thursday at the Statehouse in Columbia for winning the 4A state baseball championship. The Gamecocks defeated Northwestern on May 21 at Gamecock Baseball Stadium. Sumter won the best-of-three series 2-0. The team ended the season with a 21-game winning streak. Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, right center, presents Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell with a Gamecock hat on Thursday when the baseball team was honored at the Statehouse.

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Teacher Forum gears up for 2014-15 BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 While officially kicking off summer with a good old-fashioned cookout, the members of Sumter School District Teacher Forum recalled this year’s achievements and looked ahead to the 2014-15 school year by discussing ideas and issues they would like to address next year. The teacher’s organization, made up of the district’s junior and senior teachers of the year, had its end-of-theyear meeting at Alice Drive Middle School on Thursday afternoon where it welcomed the newly selected teachers of the year and started the transition into new leadership. This year’s Teacher Forum chairman, Trevor Ivey, said the group has had a strong, productive year as an organization, and he knows incoming chairwoman Tina Sorrells will continue the work they’ve accomplished throughout the 2013-14 school year. “Our vision has been accomplished, and this has certainly been a year of renewal for us,” Ivey said. “It has been my goal to make you feel better about what you do because we get beat down a lot. I’m excited about where we’re going and Tina’s ideas because there is so much more we can do.” Among many achievements this year, the group organized multiple fundraisers to raise money for the organization’s first scholarships that were awarded to eight Sumter School District seniors interested in studying education at a South Carolina university. With help from Sumter County students, faculty, staff and the community, the organization was able to raise $7,500 for scholarships. Sorrells said they will continue to raise money for the scholarship for next year, starting with putting together a cookbook they plan to sell. Sumter Teacher Forum members also discussed Gov. Nikki Haley’s K-12 Education Reform Initiative and visited Columbia to meet the gover-

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Tina Sorrells, incoming chairwoman for the Sumter Teacher Forum, talks to a group of about 60 educators during a strategic planning session to prepare for the 2014-15 school year. The Teacher Forum had its end-of-the-year meeting and lunch at Alice Drive Middle School on Thursday afternoon. nor, State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais and their local representatives earlier this year. Through these activities and quarterly meetings, Ivey said the teachers in the district were able to voice their concerns and ideas and build relationships with each other. During Thursday’s meeting, 2014 State Teacher of the Year Darleen Sutton celebrated the room full of educators and encouraged them to get rejuvenated during the summer break and return to the classroom ready to make a difference for students next year. “You’re more than just a teacher; you change the future,” Sutton said. Local legislators were invited to join Thursday’s meeting and celebration of the end of another year but were unable to attend, Ivey said. However,

Superintendent Frank Baker was present and said a few words as well as Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Schultz. Board members Barbara Jackson and Patty Wilson were also present for the meeting. Sorrells and Hillcrest Middle School’s Instructional Coach Libby Ortmann led the group in a session of strategic planning, where Sorrells said next year’s achievements with Teacher Forum will not only be what she wants to accomplish, but also what they all want to accomplish as a group. “We’re doing strategic planning today and talking about issues we’re concerned about and some ideas we want to do next year,” Sorrells said. “My motto is, ‘Let’s work smarter, not harder.’ We’ll do more fundraising and focus a little

more on professional development. Legislation is what Trevor is so good at, and I’m glad he’ll be here to help me along the way with that.” Moving forward, Jason Fulmer, program director for the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, advised the incoming teachers of the year and those serving their second year with Teacher Forum to keep in mind passion, persistence and purpose. “You’ve been selected to represent your peers. Teacher Forum gives you the opportunity to make a difference collectively. You get the opportunity to serve alongside someone who has been here for awhile. The one thing you can do is be a passionate leader for your school. I encourage you to embrace this role and have a great year.”

Web page will help former students petition for diploma BY RAYTEVIA EVANS revans@theitem.com (803) 774-1214 The South Carolina Department of Education is launching a new Web page for former students who failed to receive a high school diploma solely because they didn’t pass the state exit exam. Earlier this year, Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation eliminating the requirement for high school students in the class of 2015 onward to pass the exit exam in order to receive a diploma. In addition, the bill allows students who, since 1990, have met all other requirements except for passing the exit exam to petition for a high school diploma. State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said the new Web page on the department’s website — www.sc.ed.gov

Cornelius Leach, assistant superintendent for school services for Sumter School District, recently said students will still be required to take the HSAP exam, but there will be no minimum score requirement to receive a diploma based on the new legislation. In preparation for the anticipated petitions for diplomas from past students, Leach and the district’s record clerks recently met and discussed the procedure for checking eligibility for each petition. According to Leach, records clerks will pull students’ files to determine if they met all other graduation requirements before petitions are presented to the Sumter School District board of trustees. The local school district has posted a high school diploma petition form on its website as well for past students interested in petitioning for a diploma.

— will include detailed information for former students looking to file a petition. “We are working with school districts and school boards across the state to ensure that every student who meets the requirements receives his diploma,” Zais said. To be eligible, students must no longer be enrolled in public school and must also file a petition with his or her local school district by Dec. 31, 2015. At the same time, students graduating with the class of 2014 are still required to pass the High School Assessment Program exam before receiving a diploma. However, students who did not pass the exam this year can take it during the summer or file a petition as soon as they are no longer enrolled in public school.

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A 26-year-old Summerton man is in police custody, accused of shooting two men late Wednesday night at Dameon’s Social Club in Davis Station. Marco Javon Johnson, of 3220 Wash Davis Road, was the subject of a law enforcement search Thursday before he ultimately turned himself in to police about 6 p.m. Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Kipp Coker said Johnson will face two counts of attempted murder and will JOHNSON most likely face additional charges. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the club at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and found one victim with gunshot wounds to the face and chest. He was flown to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and is listed as being in critical but stable condition, Coker said. The other victim was taken to Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning with gunshot wounds to both feet, Coker said. Coker said the incident was not part of a robbery attempt. Thursday afternoon, during the hunt for Johnson, Coker said deputies had a description of the suspect’s vehicle and were responding to where the suspect was reportedly located. At about that same time, law enforcement had a driver’s license checkpoint set up under the Interstate 95 underpass on Moses Dingle Road, about 4 miles from the scene of the shooting. A man who answered the phone at Dameon’s Social Club on Thursday confirmed a bartender was one of the shooting victims but refused further comment. “You are going to have to talk to the police on that,” he said.

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Police crack down on illegal parking BY ROB COTTINGHAM rcottingham@theitem.com (803) 774-1225 A surge in complaints concerning illegally parked vehicles has sparked a crackdown from local law enforcement. Officials with Sumter Police Department said Thursday they are asking citizens to be mindful of local and state laws regarding restricted parking areas, such as disabled parking spots and fire lanes. Police have begun canvassing areas of Sumter for possible violations after receiving what they described as a flurry of complaints from local business owners and citizens about vehicles parking in restricted areas without the proper credentials. According to state law, it is illegal to park in a space designated for people with disabilities for any length of time without a valid parking permit or placard. It’s also illegal to use a

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Missionaries will speak at Holy Cross Two missionaries to the Horn of Africa, which comprises the countries of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea, will speak at the Church of the Holy Cross at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Anglican Bishop Grant LeMarquand and his wife, Dr. Wendy LeMarquand, who serves as a medical missionary, are seeking to create awareness of their ministry in East Africa. Sponsored by Holy Cross in Stateburg and the Church of the Holy Com-

parking permit in an unauthorized manner. Permits that have been altered, photocopied, reproduced, disfigured or reported lost or stolen are considered invalid. The permits must also be in a clearly readable area of the vehicle. Parking on diagonal stripes next to an accessible parking space is also against the law, even if you hold an accessible parking permit. Blocking an accessible parking space or access area will fetch a fine, as well, whether it’s with a vehicle or an object. As a misdemeanor, violating disabled parking laws can result in several penalties, including fines or jail time. The fines range from $500 to more than $1,000 per offense and can also result in jail time, up to 30 days for each infraction. Fire lanes are established for public safety, as limited access for firefighters can be the difference between life and death in some situations. Locally, parking in a marked fire lane is a $100 offense, and vio-

forter in Sumter, the LeMarquands will provide information on the challenges facing the rapidly growing Anglican church in Ethiopia in the midst of a flood of refugees from the troubled Southern Sudan. Both Anglican churches in the Sumter area, Holy Comforter and Holy Cross are members of the Diocese of South Carolina. The public is invited to attend the program at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Cross on S.C. 261 in Stateburg in the Parish Hall, accessed from the lower parking lot. For more information about the LeMarquands’ mission, visit http:// grantandwendy.com.

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Cpl. Jerry Hughes checks recently for the proper credentials for a vehicle in a space marked for use by disabled drivers or passengers. Authorized users must display a valid permit or placard. lators can be fined an additional $100 fine under state law. Information regarding

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Democrats pick sides in U.S. Senate primary COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina Democratic Party is taking sides in one of its primaries for the U.S. Senate. The party’s executive committee voted unanimously late Wednesday to endorse state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg over businessman Jay Stamper in the race for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s seat. The news release from Democrats announcing the decision was full of praise for Hutto and criticism for Graham. But the decision from party leaders is more of a repudiation of Stamper. Democrats hope to avoid choosing a nominee that many party members can’t support. That

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happened in the U.S. Senate races in 2010 with Alvin Greene and 2008 with Bob Conley. Party leaders cannot support Stamper because he has felony convictions from 2008 for selling unregistered securities in Nevada, and the party isn’t sure he has Democrats’ best interests in mind after moving to South Carolina last year without a lot of explanation, said state party leader Jamie Harrison. Stamper said his convictions were a paperwork mistake and he has been open about what happened. Harrison and Democratic leaders are against him because he supports gun control, abortion rights and

gay marriage — positions some Democrats are against because they want to win elections, Stamper said. “The endorsement is consistent with Jaime Harrison’s belief that we need to act like Republicans to be elected as Democrats,” Stamper wrote in an email. “On a positive note, at least the state party is apparently no longer supporting Lindsey Graham, a departure from a year ago when it effectively endorsed him in a press release as ‘one of the few federal elected officials in South Carolina who actually works to try to get things done to help our state’s families and businesses.’”


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POLICE BLOTTER CHARGES Perry Benjamin McLeod, 47, of 9 Betsy Lane, was arrested at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday and charged with assault and battery. According to reports, officers responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Bush Branch Road in reference to an altercation. When they arrived, the victim informed them that McLeod arrived at his home unannounced and was asked to leave. McLeod then reportedly got into a car with the victim’s granddaughter, at which point the victim managed to get McLeod out of the car and an argument ensued. McLeod then reportedly pulled a slat off an old swing and struck the victim with it. Officers noted the victim was bleeding heavily from his forearm and McLeod, who was found in a neighbor’s backyard, had minor scratches on his hand. The victim was transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for treatment while McLeod, who officers noted was intoxicated, was treated by EMS and then transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. Jonathan Hayman Smalls, 28, of 1515 E. Edwards Court in Florence, was arrested at 4 p.m. Wednesday and charged with driving under suspension, second offense; operating an uninsured vehicle; speeding; and having an expired vehicle license. According to reports, an officer on patrol in the Mayesville area noticed a black Honda traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 76. The officer assessed the car’s speed to be 57 mph in a 45-

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mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop, during which Smalls reportedly told the officer that he didn’t have his license on him and that the car he was driving wasn’t insured. A call to dispatch confirmed that Smalls’ license had been suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets. He was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. STOLEN PROPERTY An air-conditioning unit valued at $3,500 was reported stolen from a business in the 1700 block of Peach Orchard Road at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. An Xbox 360 game console, 50 Xbox games, a 46-inch Vizio flat-screen TV, a Magnovox DVD/VCR combo, an iPod, three BB guns, a Lanzar 2,000-watt amplifier, a pit bull mixed-breed puppy, a jar containing change and food from the refrigerator were reported stolen from a home in the 5900 block of Wedgefield Road in Wedgefield at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $3,200. EMS CALLS On Wednesday, EMS responded to 44 calls including 38 medical calls, one fire standby and five calls listed as other trauma. On Tuesday, EMS responded to 39 calls including 33 medical calls, four motor-vehicle wrecks and 2 calls listed as other trauma. On Monday, EMS responded to 53 calls including 42 medical calls, one motor-vehicle wreck and 10 calls listed as other trauma.

Boy Scouts with Troop 342 and other volunteers help set up a trail kiosk at Poinsett State Park in Wedgefield as part of Life Scout Kyle Wright’s Eagle Scout Project. The 21 volunteers also cleaned up three trails and built a new fire pit to replace a dilapidated one in the cabins’ common area. Through donations from local businesses, family and friends, Wright, seen left at center, was able to complete this Eagle Scout project at no cost to the park, and volunteers donated 156 hours of their time to complete the project. PHOTOS PROVIDED


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community center) was the place you could go to have activities and a meal. That’s why they were so concerned.” Vivian Fleming-McGhaney, who represents the Mayesville area on Sumter County Council, said she sees the need for food aid daily at her job with the school district. “My school has a 96 percent poverty index, and most of the students here come from the Mayesville area,” she said. McGhaney said she’d like to see the county do what it can to see that the program continues. Efforts to continue the summer program are underway. While the rec department, which provides meals at its 19 community centers across Sumter County, is the largest provider of Seamless Summer meals in the county, any group or facility offering meals during the summer can qualify for food aid. “We have the program at summer camps, vacation Bible schools, and we also have several open sites in the program,” said Stacey Champagne, the program director with Sumter School District, which operates the summer program through a federal grant provided by the S.C. Education Department. The program provides for meals at both “closed sites,” such as camps that need to feed children in the program, and “open sites” where anyone 18 and under is eligible to come in and get two meals a day throughout the summer. “They can select which of the two meals we can provide — breakfast, lunch or snacks — and we’ll provide any two of those meals,” Champagne said. Seamless Summer runs weekdays between June 9 and Aug. 1 at about 50 sites across the county, although individual feeding sites don’t have to operate through that whole period. Someone from Mayesville did attend the training seminar for the program and took an application, although Champagne said she had yet to receive the document back. The only requirement to host the program is that the site pass an inspection, which shouldn’t be a problem since the Mayesville center hosted meals before. “Hopefully the one thing they didn’t do is remove the refrigerator,” she said. Anyone interested in hosting a program can still sign up at district.sumterschools.net under the Food Service department.

would show we are trying to satisfy the religious sector,” she said. The councilwoman hopes the city can take action on the issue before November’s vote, and the issue may come up as soon as Tuesday’s meeting of city council. Dwyer initially proposed to make the 1 p.m. time limit a condition of the referendum itself, trying to add the language to the ballot question at its final reading. That wasn’t possible because the standards for the referen-

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dum set out by state law only allow for voters to be offered two choices: to allow on-premises consumption in establishments that also serve food, or to also allow off-premises sales of alcoholic beverages at grocery stores. However, municipalities are empowered to set “hours of operation more restrictive than those set forth” in state law. Currently, Sumter is the largest city in South Carolina that enforces the blue-law prohibition against Sunday sales, but state law allows local governments to waive the ban if voters approve the change in a referendum. Time limits on those sales, on the

WANTED FROM PAGE A1 not found at the location by law enforcement, however, and was subsequently elevated to the most-wanted list. According to Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis, Miller made contact with law enforcement last week and agreed to turn himself in to authorities. The arrangement was set for Thursday, but Miller never arrived and has not maintained or initiated any contact with law enforcement since the initial talks. Since those negotiations fell through, officials with Sumter County Sheriff’s Office have consulted members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force to aid in the search and apprehension of Miller. According to original reports, officers responded to the incident location shortly before 11 p.m. on May 20 in reference to reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the floor, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to his neck.

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other hand, would only require action by city council. Both changes would only apply inside Sumter city limits. According to state law, if voters reject Sunday alcohol sales in November’s vote, the issue cannot be brought back up for at least four years. While Dwyer said she has reservations about Sunday alcohol sales, she voted in favor of the referendum going forward. She hopes adding a time restriction will satisfy as many city residents as possible. “We can’t satisfy everybody,” she said, “but we as a council can’t put our personal feelings into it.”

Witnesses said an altercation between Miller and the victim began within the business and escalated quickly, resulting in Miller pulling out a small black handgun and firing shots at the victim. The cause of the altercation remains unknown by investigators. The victim was still listed as being in a comatose state and on a ventilator at a Columbia-area hospital as of Thursday evening. Authorities think Miller is still most likely in either Williamsburg or Sumter counties, but investigators have not limited their search to those areas. Miller was last seen driving a gold or silver Mercury Grand Marquis. He is described as being a black male with brown eyes, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He is considered by deputies to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Miller and his whereabouts is asked to call the Crimestoppers tip line at 1 (888) 274-6372 or Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000.


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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will be joining in from Earth, undergoing medical testing before, during and after his brother’s American-record-setting flight. It’s part of an unprecedented study of identical twins, courtesy of the Kellys and NASA. Researchers hope to better understand the effects of prolonged weightlessness by comparing the space twin with the ground twin. The Earthbound Kelly draws the line, though, at mimicking his brother’s extreme exercise in orbit or eating “crappy space station food.” “It’s not bad when you’re in space,” Mark said. But he won’t be carrying around “a can of Russian lamb and potatoes when I’m out to eat with my friends.” As for matching his brother’s 1½ to 2 hours of daily exercise, Mark replied with a mutinous chuckle, “Sure, I’ll try. No problem.” This is the genetic double, mind you, of the 50-year-old astronaut who has volunteered to spend an entire year aboard the International Space Station beginning next March, along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, 54, a former paratrooper. No American has come close to a year; seven months is NASA’s max for a single human mission. The Russians, on the other hand, are old hands at long-duration space-

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine scientists won awards Thursday for theories about the first moments of the universe, discoveries about the brain and techniques to let researchers see ever-tinier things. The winners, announced by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will share three $1 million Kavli Prizes. Awarded biennially since 2008, the prizes are named after philanthropist Fred Kavli, a native of Norway. Kavli died last November. The prize for astrophysics goes to Alan Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andrei Linde of Stanford University and Alexei Starobinsky of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. They were honored for developing the theory of inflation, which holds that the universe grew extremely quickly in the first split-second after its birth in the Big Bang. The theory, formulated in the 1980s, hit the headlines this past March when other scientists reported seeing evidence for it in the cosmos. The prize for neuroscience was awarded to Brenda Milner of McGill University in Montreal, John O’Keefe of University College London, and Marcus Raichle of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Milner and O’Keefe linked specific regions of the brain to particular kinds of memory and mental skills. Raichle designed techniques to visualize the workings of the human brain and discovered key patterns in brain activity. The prize for nanoscience, the study of structures smaller than a bacterium, for example, is shared by Thomas Ebbesen of the University of Strasbourg in France, Stefan Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany, and Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London. Their work has helped researchers use ordinary light to get images of very tiny things, which the Norwegian academy said promises to aid such fields as physics, chemistry and biomedical sciences.

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Space shuttle Discovery commander Mark Kelly, right, gestures May 28, 2008, as he walks with his twin brother, astronaut Scott Kelly, left, and mission specialist Ron Garan after arrival at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. flight, claiming title to a record-setting 14½-month mission back in 1994-95. “No second thoughts — I’m actually getting kind of excited about the whole idea as we get closer,” Scott said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. Reaction from others has varied from “‘Oh, that would be really cool to be in space for a year’ to ‘What, are you out of your mind?’” he said with a laugh. Scott knows what he’s getting into: He spent five months on the

orbiting lab in 2010-11. He began counting down the days on Twitter in late March. Eager to explore new medical territory, Scott offered to have a pressure sensor drilled into his skull to study the impaired vision experienced by some long-term space fliers. He’s also volunteered for spinal taps in orbit. He’ll share quarters at one point, after all, with an emergency medical doctor-turnedNASA-astronaut. The space station crew typically numbers six.


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ASHINGTON — It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect. You don’t hear R2P bandied about much anymore. Not with more than 50,000 civilians having been slaughtered in Syria’s civil war, unprotected in any way by the United States. Nor for that matter do you hear much about Libya, now so dangerously chaotic and jihadi-infested that the State Department is telling Americans to get out. And you didn’t hear much of anything in the West Point speech. It was a somber parade of straw men, as the president applauded himself for steering the nation on a nervy middle course between extreme isolationism and madcap interventionism. It was the rhetorCharles Krauthammer ical equivalent of that classic national security joke in which the presidential aide, devoted to policy option X, submits the following decision memo: Option 1. All-out nuclear war. Option 2. Unilateral surrender. Option 3. Policy X. The isolationism of Obama’s telling is a species not to be found anywhere. Not even Rand Paul would withdraw from everywhere. And even members of Congress’ dovish left have called for sending drones to Nigeria, for God’s sake. As for Obama’s interventionists, they are grotesquely described as people “who think military intervention is the only way for America to avoid looking weak” while Obama courageously refuses to believe that “every problem has a military solution.” Name one person who does. “Why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?” Obama recently and plaintively asked about Ukraine. In reality, nobody is. What actual earthlings are eager for is sending military assistance to Ukraine’s woefully equipped forces. That’s what the interim prime minister asked for when he visited here in March — and was denied. Two months later, military assistance was the first thing Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s newly elected president, said he wanted from the United States. Note: not boots on the ground. Same for Syria. It was Obama, not his critics, who went to the brink of a military strike over the use of chemical weapons. From which he then flinched. Critics have been begging Obama to help train and equip the outmanned and outgunned rebels — a policy to which he now intimates he might finally be coming around. Three years late. Qusair, Homs and major suburbs of Damascus have already been retaken by the government. The battle has by now so decisively tilted toward Assad — backed by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, while Obama dithered — that Assad is holding triumphal presidential elections next week. Amid all this, Obama seems unaware of how far his country has fallen. He attributes claims of American decline to either misreading history or partisan politics. Problem is: Most of the complaints are coming from abroad, from U.S. allies with no stake whatsoever in U.S. partisan politics. Their concern is their own security as they watch this president undertake multiple abdications from Warsaw to Kabul. What is the world to think when Obama makes the case for a residual force in Afghanistan — “after all the sacrifices we’ve made, we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win” — and then announce a drawdown of American forces to 10,000, followed by total liquidation within two years on a fixed timetable regardless of circumstances? The policy contradicts the premise. If you want not to forfeit our terribly hard-earned gains — as we forfeited all our gains in Iraq with the 2011 withdrawal — why not let conditions dictate the post-2014 drawdowns? Why go to zero — precisely by 2016? For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan surge was ended precisely in 2012, in the middle of the fighting season — but before the November election. A 2016 Afghan end date might help Democrats electorally and, occurring with Obama still in office, provide a shiny new line to his résumé. Is this how a great nation decides matters of war and peace — to help one party and polish the reputation of one man? As with the West Point speech itself, as with the president’s entire foreign policy of retreat, one can only marvel at the smallness of it all. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@ charleskrauthammer.com. © 2014, The Washington Post Writers Group

COMMENTARY

Ignoring the path to recovery

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ASHINGTON — It is said that the problem with the younger generation — any younger generation — is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting. Barack Obama, forever young, has convenient memory loss: It serves his ideology. His amnesia concerning the policies that produced the robust recovery from the more severe (measured by its 10.8 percent unemployment rate) recession of 1981-82 has produced policies that have resulted in 0.1 percent economic growth in 2014’s first quarter — the 56th, 57th and 58th months of the recovery from the recession that began in December 2007. June begins the sixth year of the anemic recovery from the 18-month recession. Even if what Obama’s administration calls “historically severe” weather — aka, winter — reduced GDP growth by up to 1.4 percentage points, growth of 1.5 percent would still be grotesque. America has a continental market, a reasonably educated and remarkably — considering the incentives for not working — industrious population, an increasingly (because of declining private-sector unionization) flexible labor market, an efficient financial system, extraordinary research universities to fuel innovation, and astonishing energy abundance. Yet the recovery’s two best growth years (2.5 percent in 2010 and 2.8 percent in 2012) are satisfactory only when compared to 2011 and 2013 (1.8 and 1.9, respectively). The reason unemployment fell by four-tenths of a point (to 6.3 percent) in April while growth stalled is that 806,000 people left the labor force. The labor force participation rate fell by four-tenths of a point to a level reached in 1978, which was during the Carter-era stagflation and early in the surge

of women into the workforce. There are about 14.5 million more Americans than before the recession but nearly 300,000 fewer jobs, and household income remains below the pre-recession peak. Paul Volcker, whose nomination to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board was Jimmy Carter’s best presidential decision, raised interest rates to put the nation through a recession to extinguish the inflation that, combined with stagnant growth, ruined Carter’s presidency. Then came the 1983-88 expansion, when growth averaged 4.6 percent, including five quarters over 7 percent. Ronald Reagan lightened George the weight of government as Will measured by taxation and regulation. Obama has done the opposite. According to the annual “snapshot of the federal regulatory state” compiled by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, four of the five largest yearly totals of pages in the Federal Register — the record of regulations — have occurred during the Obama administration. The CEI’s delightfully cheeky “unconstitutionality index,” measuring Congress’ excessive delegation of its lawmaking policy, was 51 in 2013. This means Congress passed 72 laws but unelected bureaucrats issued 3,659 regulations. The more than $1.1 trillion of student loan debt — the fastestgrowing debt category, larger than credit card or auto loan debt — is restraining consumption, as is the retirement of baby boomers. In 2012, more than 70 percent of college graduates had student loan debts averaging about $30,000. This commencement season’s diplo-

ma recipients are entering an economy where more than 40 percent of recent college graduates are either unemployed or in jobs that do not require a college degree. This is understandable, given that 44 percent of the job growth since the recession ended has been in food services, retail clerking or other low-wage jobs. In April, the number of persons under 25 in the workforce declined by 484,000. Unsurprisingly, almost one in three (31 percent) persons 18 to 34 are living with their parents, including 25 percent who have jobs. So, the rate of household formation has, Neil Irwin reports in The New York Times, slowed from a yearly average of 1.35 million in 2001-06 to 569,000 in 2007-13. And investment in residential property is at the lowest level (as a share of the economy) since the World War II. “If,” Irwin writes, “building activity returned merely to its postwar average proportion of the economy, growth would jump this year to a booming, 1990s-like level of 4 percent.” However, a Wall Street Journal headline announces that Washington has a plan: “U.S. Backs Off Tight Mortgage Rules.” It really is true: Life is not one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over. There is, however, something new under the sun. The Pew Research Center reports that Americans 25 to 32 — “millennials” — constitute the first age cohort since World War II with higher unemployment or a greater portion living in poverty than their parents at this age. But today’s millennials have the consolation of having the president they wanted. George Will’s email address is georgewill@washpost.com. © 2014, Washington Post Writers Group

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DAILY PLANNER

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

AROUND TOWN Good Samaritan’s for All People will hold a giveaway at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, at the old Bishopville High School football field, 600 N. Main St., Bishopville. Items will include new clothing and footwear for families with children. Call the Rev. Eddie Thomas at (803) 459-4989. A “Rembert Friends & Family Day” will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at 6785 Bradley St. (behind Rembert Car Wash). Sponsored by the Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC), this family-oriented event will feature a variety of foods, beverages, entertainment and conversation. Call Dr. Juanita Britton at (803) 432-2001 or (803) 420-1255. The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 will hold a class reunion meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 2, at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Call Francis Woods at (803) 773-3804. The Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet on Thursday, June 5, at the Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St., Manning. The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 class reunion will be held Friday-Sunday, June 6-8, as follows: Friday, registration / drop-in 5-7:30 p.m. at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave.; Saturday, 9-11 a.m. breakfast and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. activities at South Sumter Resource Center, and 6-10 p.m. banquet at Lincoln High School cafeteria, 26 Council St.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service at St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, with luncheon to follow. A National Trails Day celebration, hosted by Palmetto Conservation Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 7, at Poinsett State Park. The pub-

lic is invited to attend this free event but you must register by June 4. To register, go to http://palmettoconservation.org/NTDAwendawPoinsett.asp and scroll down to “Hiking, Biking, and Lunch at Poinsett State Park Event Schedule,” where you will see the events schedule and a link to complete your registration. If you have questions or find it inconvenient to register online, contact Mary Roe at (803) 771-0870 or mroe@palmettoconservation.org. “Gospel Fest by the Pond,” sponsored by the Mary McLeod Bethune Museum Development Association, will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at 1940 Mary McLeod Bethune Road and S.C. 154, Mayesville. On the program: Higher Calling; Sumter Violinares; New Generation; the Singing Jubilees; the Chosen Generation; and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Gospel Choir. Event will also feature a silent auction of various items, raffles of quilts and various items and numerous vendors. Bring your lawn chair. Call (803) 453-5014. The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Golden Corral. The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Mary Ingram, ADA coordinator of Santee Wateree RTA, will speak. The spotlight will shine on Belle Mosley and the associate member is Cynthia Faulkner. Transportation provided within the coverage area. Contact Debra Canty, chapter president, at DebraCanC2@frontier.com or (803) 775-5792. For more pertinent information regarding the federation or for chapter updates, call the 24/7 recorded message line at (206) 376-5992.

WEATHER

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 in Charleston. All who served with the 101st Division in Vietnam, their guests and supporters, are invited to this event. Visit www.101namvet.com or call (803) 506-3120 for details. 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) 774-3860 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.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pursue causes EUGENIA LAST that mean a lot to you. If you don’t get the response you want, find another way to follow through with your plans. Put love and romance at the top of your to-do list. Affectionate gestures will enhance your personal life.

feelings will help you improve your personal life.

The last word in astrology

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pursuing your ideas can lead to a better life. Broaden your horizons and consider ways to make your home more conducive to achieving your goals. Clear away a workspace that will help you develop something you want to explore. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Rethink your personal situation. Making minor adjustments can lead to greater happiness. Speak your mind, but don’t make demands. Focus on what works for you and let everyone else follow his or her own path. Get in touch with someone from your past. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep your life simple. Don’t overdo or overspend. Problems with partners will arise if you aren’t willing to compromise. Don’t argue -- it’s a waste of time that could be put to better use. Hold off making domestic changes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your unique ideas will impress whomever you encounter. Volunteer for something that interests you and you will meet people who inspire you. Travel will be fun, but don’t go over budget. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t take on anything you don’t think you can finish. Be open and honest in your assessments and discuss what you feel is reasonable before you make a commitment. Love is on the rise, and sharing your

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take on a challenge that interests you, and you will meet intriguing people and discover attributes you didn’t realize you had. Let go of the past and refuse to let a difficult personal situation stop you from having fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take the plunge and become immersed in activities and places that you feel drawn to. Let your creative imagination run wild and you will find answers to situations that have baffled you in the past. Live, love and be happy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put muscle behind whatever you want to see happen. Taking an active role will help you make personal changes that will add to your comfort and ease your stress. Don’t fight a losing battle; make positive changes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Proceed with caution and avoid unnecessary mishaps. Arguments are likely to flare up if you disagree with a friend or neighbor. Listen carefully and try to find a compromise. Keep the peace if possible, but don’t let anyone take advantage of you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take on a new challenge and you will feel good about your accomplishments. Getting together with good friends or doing things with youngsters will spark an idea that can change the way you live or how you earn your living. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do your best to stifle bad habits. Self- and home-improvements will help build your confidence and boost your reputation. Don’t hesitate to ask for a favor. You’ll form a close bond with whoever assists you. Love is on the rise.

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AccuWeather® five-day forecast for Sumter TODAY

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Aiken 88/66

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Today: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 82 to 90. Saturday: A couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 81 to 87.

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LOTTERY NUMBERS PALMETTO CASH 5 THURSDAY

POWERBALL WEDNESDAY

MEGAMILLIONS TUESDAY

2-15-27-29-35 PowerUp: 2

2-24-28-32-59 Powerball: 25 Powerplay: 3

1-6-10-46-58 Megaball: 13 Megaplier: 2

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9-1-1 and 7-1-3

4-7-5-2 and 7-9-1-0

SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK Banjo, a 1-year-old tan and white neutered male pointer mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, playful, affectionate, gentle and love lots of attention. Banjo gets along great with other dogs and children. 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.

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


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PREP BASKETBALL

Vandevander steps down BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com It had been brewing in the back of her mind for nearly a year and a half, but the timing never seemed to be right. Until now. Sumter High School head varsity girls basketball coach Chris Vandevander has decided to step away from the program she has guided for the past six seasons, and from basketball altogether for the foreseeable future. “I’ve been a head coach at various levels for 17 years now,” Vandevander said. “It was just a timing thing with me and my family. I felt like I needed more time at home and I was tired. “I told the girls at the end of the sea-

son that I expected to be back, but my assistant coach (Christy) Kelly was thinking about stepping down to spend more time with her family as well and the timing just seemed to be right.” Vandevander nor Kelly will be gone from coaching completely, though. Positions opened up to coach Sumter’s junior varsity volleyball team and Kelly will step into the head coach’s role with Vandevander working as an assistant. “I wanted something that would allow me a little more personal time but also the opportunity to keep my hand in coaching because I love doing it,” Vandevander said. Time was the main theme for why she decided to step down, realizing

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Sumter High School girls basketball head coach Chris Vandevander has resigned after SEE VANDEVANDER, PAGE B7 heading up the program for the past six seasons. She finished with a 92-45 record and four region titles.

LEGION BASEBALL

Weather wins out for now

Camden’s 9-run fifth leads to victory over Jets BY TOM DIDATO Special to The Sumter Item

Manning-Santee leads P-15’s 4-0 when game halted BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com MANNING – The Sumter P-15’s and Manning-Santee Post 68 managed to avoid the weather for two innings on Thursday, but eventually the storm found its way to Monarchs Field. With Manning-Santee up 4-0 in the top of the third inning, the game was halted because of steady lightning in the area. After about 30 minutes, the rain, wind and pieces of small hail ended any thoughts of playing on, and the game was eventually called off. It will be made up on June 5 in Manning with a 7:30 p.m. start time. It was not known at press time whether the game will be replayed in its entirety or picked up where it left off. Sumter (2-0) had taken the first two games of KEITH GEDAMKE / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM the 3-game series against Post 68 on Tuesday Manning-Santee’s Linc Powell (21) is greeted by teammate Russell Thompson and Wednesday. The P-15’s are now set to host

in Post 68’s game against Sumter on Tuesday. Manning was leading the P-15’s SEE WEATHER, PAGE B3 4-0 in the third inning on Thursday when the game was halted due to rain.

USC BASEBALL

CAMDEN -- Camden Post 17 used a 9-run fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie and it held on for a 13-7 win over visiting DalzellShaw Post 175 on Thursday at American Legion Field. The victory evened the 3-game series between the League III rivals heading into today’s 7 p.m. game at General Field. CAMPBELL The visiting Jets answered a 2-run Camden bottom of the second by scoring three times in the third with Michal Hoge and Juan Gardner legging out consecutive one-out infield singles. Edison Aldridge then sent a liner off of Post 17 pitcher Grey Hoke to load the bases with two gone for Shane Bishop whose three-run double to center gave Post 175 a 3-2 advantage. After Grayson King’s 2-run home run to left field returned the lead to the hosts at 4-3, Dalzell-Shaw evened things with a run in the top of fourth. Ron York drew a leadoff walk and later scored on Hoge’s 2-out single to shallow center.

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CLEMSON BASEBALL

Tigers hope for friendly regional Carolina looks to build on NCAA home winning streak BY AARON BRENNER Post and Courier

VANDERBILT REGIONAL AT HAWKINS FIELD Nashville, Tenn.

BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Chad Holbrook knows his team’s 27-game NCAA tournament win streak at home comforts supporters and throws a big scare into postseason team headed to Carolina Stadium. He also knows all those victories from the past won’t mean much when the Gamecocks (42-16) open the Columbia Regional on Friday night against Campbell (40-19). “We do play well at home,” Holbrook said Thursday. “But as loud as our fans are, they can’t be inside the white lines with us so our players have to perform.” Few teams have done that better in NCAA play than South Carolina the past decade or so. The Gamecocks have reached the College World Series six

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

South Carolina shortstop Marcus Mooney and the rest of the Gamecocks will put their 27-game NCAA tournament home winning streak on the line at 7 p.m. today as they host Campbell in the Columbia Regional. times the past 12 years, winning national titles in 2010 and 2011. They finished as Omaha runners-up twice more in

that stretch. At home, they’ve been unstoppable with

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Maybe this year, loser buys dinner. The night his team’s 2013 baseball season ended with an NCAA superregional loss to Louisville, Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin sought solace in a private meal in Nashville with a guy who’s basically family. Corbin, Clemson coach Jack Leggett and their wives dined at Ted’s Montana Grill, a LEGGETT rare moment for the longtime friends and old-time dugout mates to catch up and reminisce on working together at Clemson from 1994-02. Leggett made the trip, since his Tigers had lost in the Columbia regional the week prior. “He’s like a brother,” Corbin told Vanderbilt media earlier this week. “He came here last year when he could have just gone somewhere because they were out, and he chose to come here and stay with us and watch us play and be a support system.” A year later, Ted’s might need to hold a table aside, since the Commodores or Tigers are paired in the 2014 NCAA Nashville Regional in Nashville, which begins Friday with Clemson’s 1 p.m. opener against Oregon and Vanderbilt’s 8 p.m. first pitch with Xavier. First things first, of course. Out of

Game 18), 1 Game 27), 8

TODAY

1 — Clemson (36-23) vs. Oregon (42p.m. 2 — Vanderbilt (41-18) vs. Xavier (29p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

Clemson and Vanderbilt, if one wins and one loses Friday, they’re in different brackets and the Day 1 victim is in danger of bowing out early, not even setting up a tasty matchup between their head coaches and baseball lifers. Corbin actually would prefer not to face the man he called a second dad, a brother and a best friend — all in the same interview with local reporters. That’s why Clemson and Vanderbilt haven’t faced each other since the mid-1980s, the Bill Wilhelm years. “I don’t like doing that,” Corbin said. “Now if we’re matched up against each other, that’s someone else’s choice. But no, I’d rather just play against other people I don’t

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THE SUMTER ITEM

NCAA BASEBALL REGIONALS SCHEDULE By The Associated Press Double Elimination; x-if necessary

AT DAVENPORT FIELD Charlottesville, Va.

TODAY

Game 1 — Virginia (44-13) vs. Bucknell (30-19-1), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Liberty (41-16) vs. Arkansas (38-23), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

AT ALFRED A. MCKETHAN STADIUM Gainesville, Fla.

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m. Monday x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

AT DICK HOWSER STADIUM Tallahassee, Fla.

TODAY

Game 1 — Kennesaw State (37-21) vs. Alabama (34-22), Noon Game 2 — Florida State (43-15) vs. Georgia Southern (39-21), 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, Noon Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m.

AT A-ROD PARK AT MARK LIGHT FIELD Coral Gables, Fla.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 1 — Texas A&M (33-24) vs. Texas (38-18), 4 p.m. Game 2 — Rice (41-18) vs. George Mason (34-20), 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 4 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m.

AT SWAYZE FIELD

MONDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 4 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.

MONDAY

Oxford, Miss.

TODAY

Game 1 — Georgia Tech (36-25) vs. Washington (39-15-1), 4 p.m. Game 2 — Mississippi (41-18) vs. Jacksonville State (36-25), 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.

AT JIM PATTERSON STADIUM

MONDAY

Louisville, Ky.

TODAY

Game 1 — Kansas (34-24) vs. Kentucky (35-23), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Louisville (45-15) vs. Kent State (36-21), 6 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, Noon Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5 p.m.

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

AT ALEX BOX STADIUM Baton Rouge, La.

TODAY

Game 1 — LSU (44-14-1) vs. Southeastern Louisiana (37-23), 3 p.m. Game 2 — Bryant (42-14) vs. Houston (44-15), 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 3 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

AT BART KAUFMAN FIELD

MONDAY

TODAY

Game 1 — Columbia (29-18) vs. Texas Tech (40-18), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Miami (41-17) vs. BethuneCookman (26-31), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

TODAY

Game 1 — North Carolina (34-25) vs. Long Beach State (32-24), 1 p.m. Game 2 — Florida (40-21) vs. College of Charleston (41-17), 7 p.m.

winner, 6 p.m.

Bloomington, Ind.

TODAY

Game 1 — Stanford (30-23) vs. Indiana State (35-16), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Indiana (42-13) vs. Youngstown State (16-36), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

AT M.L. ‘TIGUE’ MOORE FIELD Lafayette, La.

TODAY

Game 1 — San Diego State (42-19) vs. Mississippi State (37-22), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Louisiana-Lafayette (53-7) vs. Jackson State (31-23), 7 p.m.

Wise to lead Cougars in regional BY ANDREW MILLER Post and Courier GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Trailing by three runs to UNC Wilmington in the opening round of the Colonial Athletic Association baseball tournament last weekend, College of Charleston head coach Monte Lee knew the Cougars were teetering on the brink of losing the game and possibly missing out on a spot in an NCAA regional for the second straight season. UNC Wilmington starting pitcher Jordan Ramsey had WISE been dominant through the first four innings, striking out seven Cougar batters, while allowing just one run. The Cougars were in desperate need of a spark. Enter Carl Wise.

STREAK FROM PAGE B1 a win streak that stretches back to 2002 and the second of three games with Miami in that year’s super regional series. They closed defunct Sarge Frye Field with 11 straight NCAA home wins and have started their five-year-old ballpark with 16 consecutive tournament victories. “It’d be pretty cool to mess that up,” said a smiling Maryland coach John Szefc. Maryland (36-21) of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Old Dominion (36-24) of Conference USA join the Camels of the Big South as regional teams hoping to put South Carolina’s streak to rest. The problem, though, is none of those teams have played an NCAA tournament game since the Gamecocks’ run of success began. Maryland reached the NCAAs for the first time in 43 years, Campbell went 0-2 in 1990 in its only previous tournament appearance while Old Dominion last reached the NCAA tournament in 2000. All of South Carolina’s chasers are confi-

TIGERS FROM PAGE B1 know as much.” Funny thing about that dinner at Ted’s, which included Karen Leggett and Maggie Corbin. Jack Leggett introduced Maggie to Tim his first week on staff, two decades ago. “She probably didn’t want to date me. But she became my wife,” Tim Corbin said. “My lifestyle is because of Jack Leggett. Everything that I have as a college baseball coach at this level is because of Coach Leggett.” Back in Clemson, Leggett also sounded a tad uncomfortable, but also resigned to the idea of the prospect of playing such a dear friend. “We just kind of knew this was going to happen eventually, and it happened,” Leggett said. “The more coaches you get out there...” Of Leggett’s 10 former assistants or players who are currently Division I head coaches, four have led teams to the 2014 NCAA tournament, and two are No. 1 seeds

After Champ Rowland’s single to start the fifth inning and Blake Butler’s RBI double that closed the gap to 4-2, Brandon Murray reached on an infield single. Wise stepped up to the plate with a chance to give Charleston its first lead of the game. A year ago, the Lexington native had led the Cougars with 10 home runs and was a consensus freshman All-American. But word had gotten out on Wise by the spring and teams were pitching around the talented third baseman. As a result, the former White Knoll High School standout had seen considerably fewer fastballs and his home run production had dropped to just two during the regular season. Wise knew he would was going to see a steady diet of off-speed pitches from Ramsey and understood the need to be patient. “You don’t want to be too aggressive in that situation, you want to wait on a good pitch,” Wise said.

dent. “I really think they’re ready for the moment,” Campbell coach Greg Goff said of his players. Still, it’s hard not to be awed by the 8,000seat field and the trophy cases, murals and accolades throughout the facility. “You see all the stuff, the glimmer and glitz which they’ve earned,” says Maryland’s Szefc, “it tends to creep into guys’ heads.” Holbrook wants the past out of the Gamecocks minds. South Carolina was ranked No. 1 early in the season until injuries limited regulars in second baseman Max Schrock and outfielders Connor Bright and Elliott Caldwell. Schrock, who played just 31 games this year, is scheduled to play designated hitter this weekend because of continuing back issues, Holbrook said. Bright, who leads the club with a .331 average, was one of the team’s hottest hitters but has dealt with elbow issues since April. He’s played just three games and gotten only four at-bats since April 19.

in Corbin’s Commodores and Kevin O’Sullivan with Florida. Two of Leggett’s players at Western Carolina, Tim Sinicki and Rodney Hennon, have brought Binghamton and Georgia Southern to the main draw, respectively. Only Corbin won’t just be somewhere random in the field. He’ll be in the same city, and if the cards fall right, in the opposite dugout as Leggett sometime this weekend. “I’m excited to see him, but he’s a gamer, he’s a competitor as well as I am,” Leggett said. “So it will be more of a business trip than it is a personal trip. But at the same time, I always enjoy seeing him. It’ll be great competition.” As usual when coaches tire of the storylines centering around them, Leggett and Corbin chose to downplay their own relationship in the potential Clemson-Vandy showdown. “Once the kids get on the field,” Corbin said, “they play against each other, and that’s all that matters.”

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

AT ALLIE P. REYNOLDS STADIUM Stillwater, Okla.

TODAY

Game 1 — Cal State Fullerton (32-22) vs. Nebraska (40-19), 1 p.m. Game 2 — Oklahoma State (45-16) vs. Binghamton (25-25), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

MONDAY

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AT CHARLIE AND MARIE LUPTON STADIUM Fort Worth, Texas

TODAY

Game 1 — Sam Houston State (41-17) vs. Dallas Baptist (40-19), 3:30 p.m. Game 2 — TCU (42-15) vs. Siena (2631), 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

AT GOSS STADIUM AT COLEMAN FIELD Corvallis, Ore.

TODAY

Game 1 — UC Irvine (35-22) vs. UNLV (35-23), 5 p.m. Game 2 — Oregon State (42-12) vs. North Dakota State (25-24), 11 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 11 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 5 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 11 p.m.

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 11 p.m.

AT BAGGETT STADIUM San Luis Obispo, Calif.

TODAY

SATURDAY

Game 1 — Pepperdine (39-16) vs. Arizona State (33-22), 4 p.m. Game 2 — Cal Poly (45-10) vs. Sacramento State (39-22), 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 4 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 9 p.m.

MONDAY

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 4 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 9 p.m.

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 3:30 p.m. Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.

AT RECKLING PARK Houston

TODAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 9 p.m.

10 things to know about today’s NCAA baseball tournament BY ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — The NCAA baseball tournament starts today with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 14. 1. YEAR OF THE BEAVER?

Oregon State has lived up to preseason expectations, and now it’s time to see if the overall No. 1 seed can finish the job. Ben Wetzler and Jace Fry are two of the nation’s best starters, and left fielder Michael Conforto will be a first-round MLB draft pick. The Pac-12 champs have survived with freshmen in prominent roles — Logan Ice at catcher, Trever Morrison at shortstop and Caleb Hamilton at second base. 2. THE NO. 1 PROBLEM

As good as Oregon State has been, the Beavers are up against some bad history. Since the tournament was expanded to 64 teams in 1999, Miami is the only top-seeded team to win the national championship — and that was in 1999. 3. WHO’S HOT

Louisiana-Lafayette has won 10 straight thanks to its highscoring offense. The Sun Belt Conference’s Ragin’ Cajuns also had a 10-game win streak the first month of the season and a 14-gamer in March. Their 53 wins are eight more than any other team. SEC tournament champion LSU has won eight straight, and Cal State Fullerton and Kennesaw State have won seven in a row. 4. WHO’S NOT

The Anteaters of UC Irvine are sucking air right now. They’ve lost six in a row and eight of their last nine. The good news is they made the tournament. The bad news is they played their way into Oregon State’s regional. 5. THE GUY EVERYONE KNOWS

Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the first Heisman Trophy winner to play college baseball since Auburn’s Bo Jackson in 1986. Winston has been a shutdown reliever with his 95-mph fastball, striking out 29 and allowing four earned runs in 30 2-3 innings for a team-best 1.17 ERA. Winston, who has started two games in left field and three as designated hitter, is batting .132 in 38 at-bats.

6. GUY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

Max Pentecost of first-time tournament participant Kennesaw State is the best draft-eligible catcher. He chose to go to the Georgia school instead of turning pro after the Texas Rangers drafted him in the seventh round in 2011. His .423 batting average is second nationally — and best among players in the tournament — and he’s batting .481 since March 15. Pentecost has driven in 55 runs with nine homers and 21 doubles, and he’s thrown out 21 of 41 base stealers. 7. THE GUY WHO DOES IT ALL

Kentucky’s A.J. Reed is by far the top two-way player in the nation. He’s blossomed from a 25th-round draft pick coming out of high school to the SEC player of the year and probable first- or second-round pick. The left-handed Reed leads the nation in home runs (23) and slugging percentage (.768) and is fourth in RBIs (70). Oh, and the pitcher is tops in the SEC in wins (11). 8. PENGUIN POWER

Horizon League champion Youngstown State enters the national tournament 16-36 and, at .308, with the lowest winning percentage of a participant since at least 2001. The Penguins got 25 percent of their wins in their conference tournament. Before last weekend, they had won back-toback games just three times. Two other teams with losing records are in the field: Siena and Bethune-Cookman, which are both 26-31. 9. YOU LOOK FAMILIAR

Texas A&M’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC didn’t sit well with Texas and led to the end of their famous football rivalry. Since the Aggies’ SEC membership took effect in 2012-13, the schools have met in a sport just once, that being women’s basketball last season. It took the Division I Baseball Committee to bring the Longhorns and Aggies back together on the diamond. They’ll play Friday in Houston in one of the most anticipated regional matchups. 10. HOME SWEET HOME

The host team has won 70 percent (169 of 240) of the regionals held since the tournament went to its current format in 1999. Last year 14 of the 16 hosts made it to super regionals. No year has come close to matching the debacle of 2007, when only seven hosts advanced.


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SEC hoops coaches turn to network, schedules for help BY MARK LONG The Associated Press DESTIN, Fla. — New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has some ideas about raising the profile of men’s basketball in the Southeastern Conference. Most of them involve the SEC Network. One of them would be must-see TV. “Bring the SEC Network to my home, let them see a barbecue and let them see what a barbecue looks like,” Pearl said. “Let them see me cooking.” The suggestion drew laughs since the former Tennessee coach was fired after he invited recruit Aaron Craft to his home for a barbecue in 2010 and later lied about it to NCAA investigators. Pearl ended up with a three-year, show-cause penalty. “Got to make sure the guest list is what it needs to be, right?” Pearl said, taking a playful shot at himself. “But don’t you think the fans want to see that? So much of what we do is beyond just the basketball.” Pearl and his fellow SEC coaches are counting on the SEC Network’s national exposure and better non-conference schedules to bolster a league that has been criticized in recent years for a lack of depth. The football powerhouse has been far from a hardwood heavyweight — even with Kentucky and Florida advancing to this year’s Final Four. The league ranked seventh in conference RPI last season, got just three teams in the NCAA tournament and then had two coaches at high-profile places leave for other jobs. Missouri’s Frank Haith bolted for Tulsa, and Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin jumped to Cal. Those moves did little to change the SEC’s reputation as a mostly football-first conference. Coaches and administrators are looking for solutions that would ultimately land teams in the NCAA tournament. “This is as focused as I’ve seen this league and these coaches and the programs and the ADs in how do we move this ball forward,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “We had three teams in the Elite Eight, two teams in the Final Four, a team in the national championship game and still ... come on now. Our goal is let’s get half of our teams in within the next three years and two of us playing for a national championship.”

JETS FROM PAGE B1 Post 17 responded by taking control of things by sending 14 batters to the plate in a 9-run, 5-hit bottom of the fifth to go on top for keeps at 13-4. Dalzell-Shaw scored a run in the eighth when Christian Buford walked and came in

on Cole Benenhaley’s single. The visitors added two runs in their final at-bat as consecutive RBI singles from York and Benenhaley drove in Aldridge and Buford, who both got on by error. The Jets, who are 1-1, collected 12 hits on the night with Hoge having three singles. Benenhaley and Aldridge had two-hit nights.

WEATHER FROM PAGE B1 Murrells Inlet in a doubleheader on Saturday at Riley Park beginning at 1 p.m. Each game will be a 7-inning contest. Manning-Santee meanwhile heads to Whiteville, N.C., to play a doubleheader on Saturday Post 68 will play Duplin, N.C., at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Wilmington, N.C. at 1:30 p.m. The P-15’s appeared poised to strike first in Thursday’s contest. Phillip Watcher led off the game with a single and stole second before Jacob Watcher walked. Charlie Barnes then grounded into a very unusual double play. Barnes’ sacrifice bunt was placed perfectly, but Barnes stumbled down the first base line and was thrown out. With the throw going to first, Phillip Watcher broke for home and was tagged out by Post 68 catcher Adam Lowder on the throw back. Taylor McFaddin then grounded out to the shortstop to end the inning and the threat with no runs across. Manning-Santee broke through for a 4-spot in its half of the second. Steven Cox led off the frame with a ringing double down the third base line. Jared Hair followed with an infield hit, beating out second baseman Jacob Watcher in a foot race to the bag at first. After Hair stole second, William Ard came through with a 2-run single. Collin Lee followed three batters later with an RBI single and Post 68 scored its final run on a passed ball for a 4-0 advantage before the umpires stopped the game during warmups for the third inning.

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Kurt Busch collected a top rookie award after finishing sixth in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Busch also raced in the Cola-Cola 600 on Sunday, but failed to finish because of engine problems.

Kurt Busch emotional after collecting top rookie award BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE — After his whirlwind month, Kurt Busch earned a one-day trip to Virginia International Raceway for a day of road course testing with StewartHaas Racing. His first day off finally came Wednesday, when Busch finally got to reflect on becoming the fourth driver to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Although he came up short in his bid to complete all 1,100 miles, he earned widespread praise for his strong showing in his first career IndyCar race. An engine failure cut short his run in the NASCAR race, but Busch was sixth in the Indy KURT BUSCH 500 and earned the rookie of the year honors at the post-race awards banquet. Busch fought back tears as he accepted his award and thanked team owner Michael Andretti for the opportunity. “This whole dream of mine started two years ago when my career was at a crossroads,” said Busch, who lost his ride with Roger Penske after the 2011 season. “Michael Andretti, I met up with him, and I’ll tell you, it was a unique chance to talk to him about running a NASCAR team and it was like, ‘Hey, if you’ve got an open-wheel ride, I’d like to try out that Indy 500.’ And he said, ‘Kid, you can come race for me anytime.’” Although there were fans who felt 19-yearold Sage Karam, who drove from 31st to ninth, was a worthy choice of at least corookie honors, Busch believed he was a true newcomer despite his vast racing experience. He said he was “blown away” by adapting to the aerodynamics of an Indy car and the nuances of open-wheel racing. His speech on Monday night made it clear he was truly humbled by his entire experience. “I’ve been to 15 Daytona 500s, I’ve been to that many Brickyard 400s, but honestly, the Indianapolis 500 will blow you away,” he said. But will he do it again? “The million-dollar question is, ‘Will I be back?’ I’d love to be back,” he said. “I had so much fun. The key to all this was the blindfold, and they took it off right at the end of the race and I ended up sixth.” RARE RED-FLAG

When Townsend Bell crashed with 10 laps to go in the Indianapolis 500, race control

took the unprecedented step of stopping the race to clean up debris. The move came two days after top team owner Chip Ganassi called on IndyCar to adopt NASCAR’s policy of using greenwhite-checkered flag finishes to ensure fans see a race to the end, instead of events ending under caution. IndyCar did not go that route, instead choosing to red-flag the race for a delay that lasted a little more than 10 minutes. The restart led to a six-lap sprint to the finish and Ryan Hunter-Reay beat Helio Castroneves by 0.06 seconds, the second-closest finish in Indy 500 history. “In previous 500s, we would have just run out under caution, so kudos to race control for giving the fans the finish they wanted to see,” reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon said. Juan Pablo Montoya, who spent the past seven seasons in NASCAR, said he was “shocked” by the red flag. But, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner believed it was the right call. “I think it was great for the show because it was a hell of a finish there,” he said. “The last five cars were right against each other, we were right there. I mean I think the fans would have missed a hell of a race if we don’t get that. And I think that brought a lot of attention to IndyCar and made it really good. Now the question is, we’ve got to make sure that now if they do it that, is it always going to happen?” DOVER GRAND MARSHALS

Dover International Speedway has named country music star Luke Bryan co-grand marshal of Sunday’s race along with Joey Principe, a 17-year-old Delaware native with Asperger’s syndrome. The race is sponsored by FedEx and is called the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Principe is about to complete his junior year at Delcastle Technical High School in Newport, Delaware. He has a 15-year-old sister, Samantha, who has autism. ENGINE PENALTIES

Honda was docked 50 engine manufacturer championship points for unapproved engine changes on five cars at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The engines were changed on the cars for Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal, Justin Wilson, James Hinchcliffe and Carlos Munoz. IndyCar also issued 10point penalties to four teams and drivers for unapproved engine changes.


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5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: French Open Men’s and Women’s ThirdRound Matches from Paris (ESPN2). 5 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Nordea Masters Second Round from Malmo, Sweden (GOLF). 9 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Nordea Masters Second Round from Malmo, Sweden (GOLF). 11 a.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Practice from Dover, Del. (FOX SPORTS 1). Noon -- LPGA Golf: ShopRite LPGA Classic First Round from Galloway, N.J. (GOLF). 12:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 Pole Qualifying from Dover, Del. (FOX SPORTS 1). 1 p.m. -- College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Stillwater Regional Game One from Stillwater, Okla. -- Nebraska vs. Cal State Fullerton (ESPNU). 2 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series Buckle Up 200 Practice from Dover, Del. (FOX SPORTS 1). 2:30 p.m. - PGA Golf: The Memorial Tournament Second Round from Dublin, Ohio (GOLF). 3:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Pole Qualifying from Dover, Del. (FOX SPORTS 1). 4 p.m. -- College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Houston Regional Game One from Houston -- Texas vs. Texas A&M (ESPNU). 5:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 from Dover, Del. (FOX SPORTS 1, WEGX-FM 92.9). 6:05 p.m. - Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. - College Softball: College World Series Game Five from Oklahoma City -- Baylor or Florida vs. Florida State or Oregon (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Charlottesville Regional Game Two from Charlottesville, Va. -- Arkansas vs. Liberty (ESPNU). 7 p.m. - Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Miami (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. -- Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour Principal Charity Classic First Round from Des Moines, Iowa (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Columbia Regional Game Two from Columbia -- Campbell vs. South Carolina (WNKT-FM 107.5). 7:30 p.m. -- WNBA Basketball: Seattle at Atlanta (SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Baltimore at Houston (MLB NETWORK). 8 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (WGN). 8:30 p.m. - NBA Basketball: Eastern Conference Playoffs Final Series Game Six - Indiana at Miami (ESPN). 8:30 p.m. -- WNBA Basketball: Connecticut at Chicago (NBA TV). 9 p.m. - NHL Hockey: Western Conference Playoffs Final Series Game Six -- Chicago at Los Angeles (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9:30 p.m. -- MLL Lacrosse: Charlotte at Denver (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 9:30 p.m. - College Softball: College World Series Game Six from Oklahoma City -- Louisiana-Lafayette or Kentucky vs. Oklahoma or Alabama (ESPN2). 11 p.m. -- College Baseball: NCAA Tournament Eugene Regional Game Two from Corvallis, Ore. -- North Dakota State vs. Oregon State (ESPNU).

LEGION BASEBALL League III Schedule TODAY

Camden at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. Hartsville at Cheraw, 7 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 2

Dalzell-Shaw at Cheraw, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3

Manning-Santee at Hartsville, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

Hartsville at Manning-Santee, 7:30 p.m. Cheraw at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

Manning-Santee at Hartsville, 7 p.m. Dalzell-Shaw at Cheraw, 7 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 9

Hartsville at Sumter, 7 p.m. Manning-Santee at Dalzell-Shaw, 7 p.m. Cheraw at Camden, 7 p.m.

MLB STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE L 22 24 25 29 31

Pct .593 .538 .510 .442 .426

GB – 3 41/2 8 9

L 20 27 26 28 30

Pct .592 .509 .480 .462 .444

GB – 4 51/2 61/2 71/2

L 21 23 26 26 32

Pct .604 .558 .509 .500 .407

GB – 21/2 5 51/2 101/2

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Texas at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

Colorado (Nicasio 5-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 2-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 4-3) at Washington (Strasburg 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 4-2) at Toronto (Happ 4-1), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 4-4) at Boston (Workman 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 3-3) at Houston (Oberholtzer 1-6), 8:10 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-4), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 4-1) at Oakland (Pomeranz 4-2), 10:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 5-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 3-1), 10:10 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Texas at Washington, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. San Diego at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Colorado at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:15 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION W 28 28 25

L 24 25 27

4 4

L 22 24 28 29 32

Pct .593 .547 .451 .442 .373

GB – 21/2 71/2 8 111/2

L 19 25 25 30 33

Pct .642 .537 .528 .444 .400

GB – 51/2 6 101/2 13

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

N.Y. Mets 5, Pittsburgh 0 San Francisco 5, Chicago Cubs 0 Philadelphia 6, Colorado 3 Miami 8, Washington 5, 10 innings Boston 4, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 8, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, St. Louis 4 Arizona 12, San Diego 6 Cincinnati 3, L.A. Dodgers 2

THURSDAY’S GAMES

N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

TODAY’S GAMES

Colorado (Nicasio 5-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-3), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (R.Montero 0-2) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 4-3) at Washington (Strasburg 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 4-3) at Miami (Koehler 4-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-4) at Milwaukee (Estrada 4-2), 8:10 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-4), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 8-2), 8:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 2-4) at Arizona (Arroyo 4-3), 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 3-1), 10:10 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Texas at Washington, 12:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 10:10 p.m.

Pct .538 .528 .481

GB – 1/2 3

NBA PLAYOFFS

Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6 of Eastern finals BY TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press

MIAMI — By now, Lance Stephenson’s list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James’ ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time. And on Thursday, the Heat tried to get their focus back on themselves. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra almost never holds a practice JAMES the day after a road game, especially when the team plane lands around 3:30 a.m. as was the case in the wee hours of Thursday. But Spoelstra deviated from the norm on the day before Game 6 of this East title series, not for any one on-court issue but rather so the twotime defending NBA champions could relieve some frustration. “Clear heads ... and to connect,” Spoelstra said. “We didn’t want to leave it all to tomorrow. There were some things we wanted to go over, and for time’s sake, splitting it up was a little bit more efficient.” The Heat still lead the series 3-2, and get

the chance to close the Pacers out for the third straight year on Friday night. The game is in Miami, where the Heat have won their last 10 playoff contests. Predictably, the talk on the off day wasn’t so much about Paul George scoring 39 points to lead his team to a season-saving win, or even how James was held to seven points on a night that he was rendered silent for long stretches because of foul trouble. Instead, the buzz was almost entirely about Stephenson, who has simultaneously become a Heat frustration and Internet sensation. Images of his already-infamous ear-blowing stunt were widely distributed on social media moments after it occurred in Game 5, and he didn’t back down Thursday when asked about his desire to pester the Heat. “Just playing ball, man, having fun and enjoying the moment,” Stephenson said. Spoelstra didn’t react when Stephenson — who said James was showing signs of “weakness” earlier in the series — crashed the Heat huddle. Much like his players, Spoelstra didn’t bite when asked about the excitable Pacer guard’s attempts to throw Miami off its game. “Very bizarre game,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “Weird game. But it’s over.”

NBA PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press CONFERENCE FINALS

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

Miami 3, Indiana 2 Sunday, May 18: Indiana 107, Miami 96 Tuesday, May 20: Miami 87, Indiana 83 Saturday, May 24: Miami 99, Indiana 87 Monday, May 26: Miami 102, Indiana 90 Wednesday, May 28: Indiana 93, Miami 90 Friday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

San Antonio 2, Oklahoma City 2 Monday, May 19: San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 Wednesday, May 21: San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 77 Sunday, May 25: Oklahoma City 106, San Antonio 97 Tuesday, May 27: Oklahoma City 105, San Antonio 92 Thursday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 2: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

FINALS

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

CONFERENCE FINALS

Houston 9, Kansas City 3 Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 4, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 8, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 2 Texas 1, Minnesota 0 N.Y. Yankees 7, St. Louis 4 Oakland 3, Detroit 1 Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 1

Atlanta Miami Washington

28 .462 27 .460

NHL PLAYOFFS By The Associated Press

EAST DIVISION W Toronto 32 New York 28 Baltimore 26 Boston 23 Tampa Bay 23 CENTRAL DIVISION W Detroit 29 Chicago 28 Minnesota 24 Kansas City 24 Cleveland 24 WEST DIVISION W Oakland 32 Los Angeles 29 Texas 27 Seattle 26 Houston 22

New York 24 Philadelphia 23 CENTRAL DIVISION W Milwaukee 32 St. Louis 29 Cincinnati 23 Pittsburgh 23 Chicago 19 WEST DIVISION W San Francisco 34 Los Angeles 29 Colorado 28 San Diego 24 Arizona 22

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

N.Y. Rangers 3, Montreal 2 Saturday, May 17: N.Y. Rangers 7, Montreal 2 Monday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22: Montreal 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 25: NY Rangers 3, Montreal 2, OT Tuesday, May 27: Montreal 7, NY Rangers 4 Thursday, May 29: Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, May 31: NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Los Angeles 3, Chicago 2 Sunday, May 18: Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21: Los Angeles 6, Chicago 2 Saturday, May 24: Los Angeles 4, Chicago 3 Monday, May 26: Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2 Wednesday, May 28: Chicago 5, Los Angeles 4, 2OT Friday, May 30: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 1: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.

FINALS

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday, June 4: TBD Saturday, June 7: TBD Monday, June 9: TBD Wednesday, June 11: TBD x-Friday, June 13: TBD x-Monday, June 16: TBD x-Wednesday, June 18: TBD

GOLF Memorial Scores

The Associated Press Thursday At Muirfield Village Golf Club course Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,392; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Rory McIlroy 32-31—63 Paul Casey 32-34—66 Chris Kirk 32-34—66 Bubba Watson 32-34—66 Keegan Bradley 34-33—67 Michael Thompson 32-35—67 J.B. Holmes 35-32—67 Hunter Mahan 34-34—68 Ryan Moore 31-37—68 Justin Leonard 33-35—68 Ben Curtis 34-35—69 Mark Wilson 36-33—69 Martin Flores 35-34—69 Kevin Kisner 33-36—69 Aaron Baddeley 29-40—69 Jordan Spieth 35-34—69 Adam Scott 34-35—69 Charles Howell III 35-34—69 Nick Watney 34-35—69 Charley Hoffman 36-33—69 Hideki Matsuyama 34-36—70 Ernie Els 33-37—70 Hyung-Sung Kim 35-35—70 Thomas Aiken 34-36—70

SPORTS ITEMS

McIlroy posts 63 for Memorial lead DUBLIN, Ohio — One week after finally getting a big win, Rory McIlroy showed Thursday that he might be ready for another in the Memorial. McIlroy made two eagles on the back nine at Muirfield Village and opened with a 9-under 63 — despite making a double bogey with a wedge in his hand on the 14th hole. That MCILROY gave him a three-shot lead over Masters champion Bubba Watson, Paul Casey and Chris Kirk. McIlroy won the BMW PGA Championship last week in England. That was the strongest field he had beaten in more than two years. Adam Scott, the Colonial winner last week in his debut at No. 1 in the world, had a 69. Phil Mickelson was within range of McIlroy until dropping five shots on the last three holes for a 72. SEATTLE, WR BALDWIN AGREE TO EXTENSION

RENTON, Wash. — Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract

extension that locks up the former undrafted wide receiver through the 2016 season. The team confirmed the new deal for Baldwin during a news conference Thursday. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. The new contract is expected to add two additional seasons. Baldwin was a restricted free agent for 2014 and had a secondround tender placed on him by the club, but was hoping to get a long-term deal done. Baldwin posted details of the deal on his Facebook page early Thursday morning, but the post was later removed. Baldwin has proven to be invaluable for the Seahawks throughout his career. CAVALIERS TO INTERVIEW LUE, GENTRY

CLEVELAND — A person with knowledge of the talks says the Cavaliers are interviewing Los Angeles Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry for their coaching job. The Cavs are meeting with Lue on Thursday and Gentry today. From wire reports

MLB ROUNDUP

Error helps Boston rally for 4-3 win over Braves BOSTON — Chris Johnson’s throwing error from third base allowed Jackie Bradley Jr. to score from second with none out in the ninth inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves for their fourth straight win after a 10-game skid. Bradley and Brock Holt drew back-to-back walks off closer Craig Kimbrel (01). Xander Bogaerts followed with a hard grounder to Johnson at third. Johnson stopped it and picked it up, but his attempt to force Holt at second base was off and the Red Sox were rushing out of the dugout as the ball trickled into right and Bradley came around for the winning run. The Red Sox scored twice in the eighth to tie it at 3-all and set up closer Koji Uehara (1-1) for the win. METS 4 PHILLIES 1

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Young hit a tworun homer and Zack Wheeler struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings to lead the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night in the opener of a rare fivegame series. AMERICAN LEAGUE RANGERS 5 TWINS 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the goahead run in the eighth

inning, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road. TIGERS 5 ATHLETICS 4

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two of the American League’s top teams have struggling closers who are accustomed

to being among the best in baseball. Joe Nathan held on through another rocky ninth inning for his 13th save a day after blowing one, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders. From wire reports


TENNIS

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Nadal mulls tennis’ future after French Open BY CHRIS LEHOURITES The Associated Press

MEN’S FRENCH OPEN RESULTS

PARIS — Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis. And the top-seeded Spaniard doesn’t see himself in the picture. Or Roger Federer. Or Novak Djokovic. Or Andy Murray. True, Nadal advanced to the third round of the French Open on Thursday, beating a 20-year-old Austrian in straight sets. But it’s that same 20-year-old Austrian, Dominic Thiem, who is one of the men who could start winning the major titles that have been so elusive to almost everyone outside that famous quartet. Together, they have won 34 of the last 36 Grand Slam titles. But, to drive home his point, Nadal notes he’s almost 28 while Djokovic and Murray are 27 and Federer is “I don’t know, 32.” “(We’re) not going to be here for 10 more years,” he said. The eight-time French Open champion followed that last statement with a chuckle, probably because he quickly realized how ridiculous that kind of prognostication sounds after his 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Thiem. It was, however, quite a contest on Court Philippe Chatrier, the main stadium at Roland Garros and Nadal’s favorite place to play. Thiem broke Nadal’s serve twice, once in the first set and once in the third. The first time, Nadal was serving for the set at 5-1 and leading 40-30, but Thiem hit three straight thundering shots into the same corner, the first a backhand the next two forehands, to make it 5-2. “He has very powerful shots,” said Nadal, who can become the first man in history to win five straight French Open titles with another victory this year. “Very powerful forehand and good backhand, too.” Good, for sure, but not yet good enough to take down Nadal. “It’s really important to play against these guys a lot, against these top guys because it’s more important than

The Associated Press Thursday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $34.12 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Men Second Round David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Simone Bolelli, Italy, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Donald Young, United States, def. Feliciano Lopez (26), Spain, 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Kevin Anderson (19), South Africa, def. Axel Michon, France, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Andreas HaiderMaurer, Austria, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Dominic Thiem, Austria, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Jurgen Zopp, Estonia, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Andreas Seppi (32), Italy, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Philipp Kohlschreiber (28), Germany, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Andy Murray (7), Britain, def. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Richard Gasquet (12), France, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4. Jack Sock, United States, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. Fabio Fognini (14), Italy, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Gael Monfils (23), France, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1. Fernando Verdasco (24), Spain, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 4-6, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Dominic Thiem during his 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory in Thursday’s Second-round match in the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. every practice,” said Thiem, playing in only his second Grand Slam tournament. “I hope I can take a lot with me from this match.” The three other old-timers have also reached the third round, with Murray beating Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Despite the lopsided score, Murray still had to work to keep himself sharp, at times chastising himself out loud for all to hear. “From a player’s perspective ... the beginning of sets are very important to try and get ahead whilst the opponent’s head is down a little bit,” Murray said. “I was just trying to make sure that my intensity was there

every moment, especially at the beginning of the sets. I managed to get ahead early in all of them, and that helped.” Murray has never won the French Open, nor has anyone else in the men’s draw besides Nadal and Federer. But the Wimbledon champion reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2011 and the quarterfinals in 2012. He missed last year’s tournament because of a back injury. The women’s tournament started with six former champions in the main draw, and three remain — Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic.

Kuznetsova and Ivanovic won second-round matches Thursday. Sharapova advanced on Wednesday and will play again today. But the one player just about everyone expects to see holding the trophy yet again at Roland Garros is Nadal, the only man with eight major titles from the same Grand Slam tournament. Nadal’s only loss at Roland Garros came in the fourth round in 2009, a result that split his eight titles into two neat groups of four. And his start so far this year is already a tad better than the one last year, when he needed four sets in the first round and four in the second to advance. “No one year is the same, no, no, no,” Nadal said. “No, no, no, doesn’t mean nothing, doesn’t mean nothing that last year I (started with) a very hard week, but I played well when I had to play well.” In the third round this year, Nadal will face Leonardo Mayer, a 27-yearold Argentine who has lost in his two other attempts to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros.

MARK MY WORDS

Remember where you’ve been before you get to where you want to go

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bout this time of year, I generally dedicate “Mark My Words” to some renewal of spirit and awakening of sorts for the coming season. The end of the school year is certainly a good time to reflect on the year gone by and consider what this next one may have for us. My advice has always been to be proactive with regard to what you want to accomplish. I am very much a proponent of breaking the coming year into two 6-month segments and defining what goal you want fulfilled within each segment. Experience has taught me that when players have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish and a plan for doing so, they typically reach their goal. As you set your goals in tennis for the remainder of 2014, rest assured that we at Palmetto Tennis Center want to help in whatever way we can to help you reach “your dream.” I want to stray from the norm, however, and share with you a recent epiphany that came as a result of conversations I had with some former students. During a

wedding party I recently attended for a former junior player, I found myself chatting with players who are now away at college or who are out in the workforce. They seem so pleased to share stories of their new independence, tribulations along the away and to just reminisce about the old days. In each of the cases there seemed to be an interesting side note. Take a wild guess what subject matter was curiously absent from most all of our conversations. Tennis! Now don’t get me wrong, tennis was certainly mentioned but only as a precursor to the conversation, an obligatory greeting if you will. Absolutely no one talked of their wins over Jenny the Jerk or how persistent work

on their serves eventually yielded a great big, old kick serve. No one even talked about how good it made them feel to reach their goal of being No. whatever in the state or South. All of our conversations were about the things that happened along the way. We talked of how many pushups Mark Chris had to Rearden do for angrily hitting a ball into my chest during clinic, how funny it was when Morgan threw up in front of a bunch of customers at the Huddle House and what an insufferable “suck-up” Lau-

ren was. We talked about funny stories, about integrity issues and where life is headed now. So what have I gleaned from all this, what is my epiphany? To begin with, I still believe that goal setting and aspiring to reach a higher peak are the things that spur us on along the way. Once we reach that peak however, it no longer holds that same desirable elusive quality. So, as successoriented achievers, we set more goals. I do think this is good, but it does have a certain Sisyphean quality about it. What I have learned from this wonderful collection of young adults though is that maybe, just maybe, it’s not about reaching the goal, but savoring the journey. Every single

one of them remembered the paths they all climbed together and all seemed to cherish those memories so much more than the summits they reached. My encouragement for you is this: to set ambitious goals and put in place a means for achieving those goals, but consider that the journey along the way is quite possibly more important than the goal itself. Good luck with your goals going forward, but don’t forget to sniff a rose or two. Mark my words, it will make a difference. Mark Rearden has been the head tennis professional at Palmetto Tennis Center since June of 2010. In this column, he is not speaking on behalf of Palmetto Tennis Center or the City of Sumter.


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DUANE JOHNSON MONTEZUMA, Iowa — Duane Johnson, 53, of Montezuma, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Holland-Coble Funeral Home in Montezuma. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can JOHNSON be directed to the family. Friends can sign the online guestbook at www.hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com. Duane Earl Johnson was born on March 16, 1961, in Corona, California, a son of Duane and Wanda (Martin) Johnson. His life journey took him to Montezuma, where he graduated with the class of 1979. After graduating high school, Duane entered the United States Air Force and was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his time in the Air Force, he served as an aerospace ground equipment mechanic. On June 29, 1991, he married his partner in life, Patricia. The following year on March 26, they welcomed their son, William, into the world. The family lived in Sumter for six years, before returning to Montezuma. Even during his time away, Duane always considered Montezuma his home. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Duane put his mechanical skills to use for several different companies. He worked for Manatts, Swift, Jeld-Wen, and the Grinnell CoOp. He was a devoted employee for many years, until his health forced him to retire. He continued to work hard at his favorite job, being a devoted husband and father. Duane was always there to help, whether it was a construction project for a friend or working on a vehicle that he knew needed a mechanic’s touch. While Patricia continued to work, Duane became in charge of the kitchen at home. He was a wonderful cook who enjoyed trips to Penzeys Spices in Des Moines to select new spices to try in the kitchen. When not in the kitchen or helping friends, Duane enjoyed building models of all types, reading books, RC cars and planes and working as a gunsmith. He was a man of many talents and a caring heart who will be deeply missed. Duane was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, LeAnn. Left to honor Duane’s memory are his loving wife, Patricia; his sons, William Johnson and Joshua Johnson; two brothers, Randy and Keith Johnson of California; and one sister, Rae Stallings of Califor-

nia. He also leaves behind a lady he always referred to as mom, Caroline Woods, and her two daughters, Christy Kaisand and Missy Eilander.

LORETTA G. ROSE TURBEVILLE — Loretta “Ret� Gamble Rose, 65, wife of LeVern Rose, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. He was born on Oct. 2, 1948, in Turbeville, a daughter of the late Roy and Lillian Wells Gamble. She received her formal education in the public schools of ClarenROSE don County School District 3. She also studied briefly at Voorhees College and received her associate degree from Sumter Technical College. For more than 30 years, she dedicated her life to working with the children in the district, the neighborhood and the church. In her youth, she joined Mt. Sinai AME Church. Later, she joined Oak Grove AME Church and taught Sunday school for more than 30 years. Survivors are her husband, LeVern Rose of the home; five daughters, Stephanie (Earl) Jefferson of Turbeville, Cheryl Rose of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Melanie Rose of Turbeville, Bridgett Peak of Clarksburg, Maryland, and Vanessa (Quincy) Durant of Charlotte; one adopted son, Jerrell Johnson of Manning; one brother, Joseph Gamble of Turbeville; three sisters, Helen (Vernal) Howard of New Zion, Delsenia Thompson of Hemingway and Ella (Daniel) Prince of Gable; two sisters-inlaw; four brothers-in-law; 15 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Celebratory services for Mrs. Rose will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Oak Grove AME Church, 1709 Burnt Branch Road, Lake City, with the Rev. Shernard Barnes, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Jerome McCray and the Rev. Deloris Rose assisting. Burial will follow in Old McFadden Cemetery, St. James Road, Lake City. Mrs. Rose will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 3434 Hicks Road, Turbeville. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

ALTON L. DEAS Alton Laverne Deas, age 73, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Mr. Deas was born on Feb. 20, 1941, in Mayesville, a son of the late Heyward H. and Lillie Belle Deas. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to be

in the woods and also enjoyed fishing. Mr. Deas is remembered as someone who enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family. He will be loved and missed by all those who knew him. Surviving are two sons, Paul Deas and his wife, Vallerie, of Greenvile, Tennessee, and Daniel Deas of Sumter; and three grandchildren, Michael, Paul Jr. and Holly Deas. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home. You may sign the family’s guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

ROSA WOOD Funeral service for Rosa Wood, 78, of 73 Trinity School Road in Lugoff, will be held at 11 a.m. today at James Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Wood died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MELVIN J. WHITE Melvin Joe White, 55, was born on Dec. 17, 1958, in Sumter, a son of Tisher Johnson White and the late Hazel White. He departed this life on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, Tisher White, 335 South St., Sumter, SC 29150. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Whites Mortuary LLC of Sumter, (803) 774-8200.

ALFRED B. WHEELER OLANTA — Alfred Bernard Wheeler died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Funeral services for Mr. Wheeler will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at AFC Restoration & Deliverance Family Worship Center, 297 W. Main St., Olanta. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

SAMUEL PRINCE Jr. Samuel Prince Jr. died on May 23, 2014. Funeral services for Mr. Prince will be held at 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014 today at Mt. Sinai AME Church, Lynchburg. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

ALVIN MACK Alvin Mack, 62, departed this life on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Manhattan, New York, after a long illness. Born on Oct. 9, 1951, in Sumter County, he was the third child of seven born to Leon Mack, whom he is survived by, and Rebecca Prince Mack, his dearly departed mother. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Lincoln High School Class of 1969. He then migrated to New York City, New York, where he worked in shipment of merchandise nationally and internationally until the company downsized and illness settled in. He met and married Inez Davis and cared for his stepson Charlie. Alvin was known to be the shy and quiet type but enjoyed dancing and spending time with family and friends. He leaves to mourn: his brothers, Isaiah, Bruce, Raynard and John Mack; his only sister, Gloria Mack Meadow; sisters-in-law, Denise Mack, Elaine Mack and Cheryl Mack; uncles, Arthur and Raymond of Sumter; his aunts, Carlita Prince and Rosa Baylor of New York City and Lotty Belle of Sumter; special cousins, Joenetta and Cassandra Prince of New York City; nine nieces; two nephews; a host of greatnieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his eldest brother, Leonard Mack. 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. David Bennett officiating, eulogist. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home of his brother and sisterin-law, John and Elaine Mack, 1665 London Road, Sumter. The procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the home of his brother and sister-in-law. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the St. Paul AME Church cemetery, U.S. 378, 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. of Sumter.

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VANDEVANDER FROM PAGE B1 that more personal time meant she would not be able to put in the professional time necessary that comes with being a head coach at the varsity level. “I think in order to do this job right, you have to put 10 months into it easily,� Vandevander said. “With offseason weight lifting and camps and everything that goes into it, it does wear on you after a while and I was at the point where I felt like I needed to make a change.� But whoever comes in now will at least inherit a program that has been a consistent winner the last few years. The Lady Gamecocks won the last four Region VI-4A crowns under Vandevander – three outright and a shared title this year. “Those were very nice,� she said. “We seemed to keep losing tiebreakers those first few years, but we kept at it and made a couple of deep playoff runs. We made it to the third round two years and lost to the eventual state champion both times.� SHS went 92-45 in Vandevander’s six seasons, making the playoffs each year and making at the least the second round three of those years. “I have no complaints about the work ethic of the kids we’ve had,� she said. “They came in and worked hard. We improved every year. “Whoever comes in should

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78, entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born on Oct. 7, 1935, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Alex Sr. and Marie Herriott Holmes. She attended the public schools of Lee County and graduated with honors from Dennis High School Class of 1954. She was united in marriage to John Davis Sr. To this union seven children were born. She was a loyal member of Jerusalem Stuckey Baptist Church, where she served in numerous capacities. She was employed by Wateree Community Actions and various nursing homes, until her health declined. She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons, Nathaniel Davis and John Davis Jr. of Sumter, Alexander (Joann) Davis of Pinewood and Hope Davis of Lithonia, Georgia; one daughter, Yvonne (Lindsay) Hall of Eastover; two brothers, Alex (Dora) Holmes of Brooklyn, New York, and James (Jeanette) Holmes of Sumter; three sisters, Gertrude Holmes and Marie (Charles) Frierson of Sumter, and Ruth Wilson of Brooklyn; four sisters-in-law, Lucille Davis, Jean Taylor and Mary Holmes, all of Sumter, and Dorothy Davis of Roselle, New Jersey; two brothers-in-law, Hope Davis Jr. of Roselle and Franklyn Leroy Davis of Elizabeth, New Jersey; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Rodney and Nathan Davis; and a daughter-in-law, Audrey Durant Hart-Davis. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Jerusalem Stuckey Baptist Church, 1407 Jamestown Road, Bishopville, with the Rev. Julia V. Sanders, eulogist, and the Rev. Derrick Arthur presiding. The family is receiving friends and relatives at her home, 140 E. Brewington Road, Sumter. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc. The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. The processional will leave at 1:20 p.m. from her home. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the Jerusalem Stuckey Baptist Church cemetery. 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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3BR/1.5BA Oakland Ave. 1,400 sq ft., lg. yard, Millwood Elem. $750 mo. + dep. 303-751-1460.

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

14-A Creed St. 3BR//2BA, $625/mo + dep. Yard maint. incl. 4 person max. 803-968-2553

REAL ESTATE

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

GOING FAST 2 & 3BR 2BA Homes available immediately! Site rent as low as $180. Refer a friend & get $100. For more info please call 803-469-8515 or visit us at www.mhcomm.com.

Rooms for Rent ROOMS FOR RENT, $100- $125 /wkly. All utilities & cable included. 803-938-2709 Rooms for rent in spacious home. Call 803-404-4662 for details

Nice brick 822 Acacia Dr. 1,750 sq ft 3BR/2BA home on .40 acres. Central location to Shaw & Sumter. $154,900. 803-236-7216

SOUTH FORGE APTS. 1 & 2 BR Water, stove & frig furnished. Linda at 803-494-8443

2086 Kingsbury Rd. Fri 6am -4pm & Sat, 6am - 2 pm. LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up FLEA MARKET BY SHAW AFB

Open every weekend. 905-4242

1794 Anburn Dr. Sat. 7-3. Our BIGGEST Yard Sale EVER! On June 7th everything 1/2 off. Moving Sale - 2231 Clematis Trail, May 31st Sat 7-11am.

813 Bay Blossom Ave Sat 7-2 Sofas, lots of toys, clothing, baby items, other misc.

Support United Ministries/ Samaritan House, Please Yard Sale/Car Wash/Fish Fry,

1030 Morris Way Dr. Sat. 7am to 2pm. Glassware, furniture, military items, misc stuff. Rain/Shine.

MOVING SALE: 822 Acacia Dr. Sat. 7:30AM. Hshld, baby items, children's toys, clothes, glassware.

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015

(Scenic Lake) 3BR 2BA 16x80. No pets Call 803-499-1500. From 9am- 5pm

Open House Sunday June 1 2pm-4pm 800 Grimble Ct 3BR 3BA Large Duplex. $119,000 Call 803 938-2768

We Want to Sell Your Car

530 Laurens Ave. Sat. 7 am - 12 noon. Kids clothes, toys, furniture, kitchenware, other misc. items.

240 Keels Rd. Multi-family. Sat. 8 am - 11:30 am. A little bit of everything!

2 Br, 2 Ba, MH, private quiet neighborhood. 15 min. from Shaw. No pets, no children. Off 15 N. $500 month + dep. 803-469-0013

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

1163 Briarbend St. Sat 7-2 Furniture, girls clothing, household items & more

1105 & 1080 Morris Way Dr Sat 8-1 Comforters, linens, recliner $80, hshld & more!

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

Mobile Home Lot Rentals

476 Pringle Dr. Sat 7am. Attic fans, fountains, bird feeders, household and much more.

help us by donating New or Used items from your yard sale or business for our future yard sales. Call Ed: 803-464-7643 for Pick-up.

DALZELL 2BR 1.5BA MH quiet family park, 5 min from SAFB & Sumter, $450 mo.499-2029 lv msg

Unfurnished Apartments

Multi Family 5205 Silver Rd Sat 7-? Manning electronics, yard equip, hshld & more

Will buy furniture by piece or bulk, tools, trailers, lawn mowers, 4 wheelers, etc or almost anything of value Call 803-983-5364

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

RENTALS

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales

Notch Above Garage Sale. 895 Grimble Ct Sat 6-11 China, Glassware, Small appl.,books, new wading pool, collectibles, & more!

Real Estate Wanted

Homes for Sale

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales

1915 Pinewood Rd Sat 6-? Multi Family Baby clothes, Hshld , yard equipment & more!

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

Office Rentals

I have 15 Years Experience as a Caregiver for Elderly and Young. Give me a call today , can start immediately 803-764-5227

Assistant Community Manager needed for elderly communities in the Sumter area. This is an exciting yet challenging 30 hrs. per week. If you are a team player who possesses marketing, written and verbal communication plus computer skills, then we need you on our team. Previous Property Management experience is helpful but not required. Must pass criminal check and drug screening. Our company offers competitive salary and benefits. Please fax cover letter and resume to: Ad # 26, 888-940-7773 or email jobs@cfhs1973.com

1291 Rockdale Blvd Sat 7AM Clothes, Nascar collectibles, furniture. No Early Birds!

Vacation Rentals

Houses & Mobile Homes in Sumter & Manning. 2 Br & 3 Br. First month's rent and security deposit required. Please call 803-225-0389.

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

Yard Sale Corner MERCHANDISE

Unfurnished Homes

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

Guarantee 464-5439 or 469-7311

Four Seasons Lawn Care Serving Sumter for almost 20 yrs! Free est. 494-9169/468-4008 JT's Lawn Care: All your lawn needs, Tree cutting & pressure washing, Senior disc. 840-0322

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2860 Imperial Way Multi Family Sat 7-1 Furniture, Clothing, baby items, Custom playhouse & more

3525 Camden Hwy, Dalzell, Sat. 6:30AM-Until. Chicken Dinners & Hot dog meals. 803-469-7555 4920 John Franklin (off Eagle Rd) Fri 9-5, Sat 7-12, Sofa/sleeper, dinette, hutch, desk, recliner Multi-Family Moving Sale: 1913 Georgianna Dr. Sat. 7AM. Kitchen appliances, furn., clothes, antiques Singer sewing machine, teaching supplies, lots of household items and much more.

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Manufactured Housing 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.

Autos For Sale

Notice of Sale

2008 International 4300 Truck, 26,000 GVWR Maxxforce DT 466 air brakes, 26' Van Body, air ride suspension. No CDL required 175K mi. $38,000 Call 803 773-7012 for appt.

recorded in Plat Book 4-A at page 12 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under ยง30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This is the property known as 202 Brand Street, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel No.: 250-09-03-032

1999 Nissan Pick up. Auto, All power, bedliner, toolbox. Call 803-473-7644

Antiques / Classic Cars 1954 Cheverlot Belair 4dr, hard top, very good condition. 803-468-5215.

Miscellaneous

(2) 3 & 4BR/2BA (Dalzell). Easy Financing. 803-983-8084

Mobile Home with Lots

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

LEGAL NOTICES 5 Coulter Dr. Wedgefield, Fleetwood 3br 2ba, den w/ fireplace, all appliances, completely remodeled. like new, on 0.45 ac lot in cozy neighborhood. Drastically reduced to $49,900. Please call (803) 468-6029.

Mobile Home Lots 2540 Burt Gin Rd, Wedgefield .9 acres with storage bldg $150 mo. Agent Owned. Call 236-2425 2003 FXD Dyna Super Glide Annv. Edit. 5K mIles Garage kept, windshield, saddlebags, shorty pull backs, fwd controls, Vance & Hines pipes, padded sissy $7000 Call 803 481-8740

Farms & Acreage 2540 Burt Gin Rd, .9 acres in Manchester with horse barn.. $150 mo. Agent Owned. Call 236-2425 Looking for 75-105 Acres of farm land with partial woods. Call 494-3515 For Sale By Owner, 10 Acres, 8 miles to Sumter. $55,000. Owner Financing 803-427-3888.

Land & Lots for Sale Dalzell 16.57 acre paved. $2425 dn. $580 mo. 120 mos. $2500 Ac. 888-774-5720. Minutes Walmart/Shaw, 1 Ac, Water, Electric, Paved $6,000 cash. 888-774-5720

TRANSPORTATION

Autos For Sale 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 PKG 4x4 Chrome Bumpers & Running Boards. All extras 109k miles. Call 803-934-6124 or 803-469-9232

Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Moore's Mini Storage Auction 9AM Saturday, May 31, 2014 1117 N. Main St. Sumter, SC 29153 12 Tamika Jones 17 Danielle Laws 23 Shiveen Hilton 41 Deloris Davis 53 Kevin Pinkney 59 Debra Pringle Storage Auction Moore's Mini Storage 1117 N. Main St. Sumter Saturday May 31, 2014. 9AM

PUBLIC AUCTION A sale will be held at Sumter Self Storage, 731 Broad St, Sumter, SC June 21st, 2014, Saturday at 10:00AM. Items from following units will be sold: Geraldine Burroughs 822 Selina Butler 339 Edward Roberts 320 Shelia McCray 709 Sylvia Harry & Marcus Benbow 511 Timothy Harvin 803 Sale handled by management all items must be removed by 9:00PM Saturday. "CASH ONLY"

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

Notice of Sale NOTICE OF SALE

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

3349 N. Main St., Hwy 15N. Across from Mozingo Conv. Store 803-469-9294

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County in the case of SC Community Bank vs. Tommy L. Muldrow, under Case No. 2013-CP-43-768 I, the undersigned, as Master in Equity for Sumter County, will offer for sale separately at public outcry at 12:00 P.M., on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC, the following described real property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the Township and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, containing Lot No. 17 and a portion of Lot No. 18, being shown and delineated on that plat prepared by Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated April 21, 1998 and recorded in Plat Book 98 at page 434 in the records of the Register of Deeds Office for Sumter County. Aforesaid plat is specifically incorporated herein and reference is craved thereto for a more complete and accurate description of the metes, bounds, courses and distances of the property concerned herein. This description is made in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted by law under ยง30-5-250 of The Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended. This is the property known as 846 S. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC. Tax Parcel No.: 250-16-01-028 AND FOR SALE SEPARATELY All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the dwelling and improvements thereon, lying and being situate in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 95 on that plat prepared by Lee & McLellan, C.E.'s, dated December 4, 1907 and

TERMS OF SALE: For Cash: the purchaser shall be required to deposit the sum of five (5%) percent of the amount of bid (in cash or equivalent) as earnest money and as evidence of good faith. If the Plaintiff is the successful bidder at the sale, the Plaintiff may, after paying the costs of the sale, apply the debt due upon its Mortgage against its bid in lieu of cash. Should the person making the highest bid at the sale fail to comply with the terms of his bid by depositing the said five (5%) percent in cash, then the property shall be sold at the risk of such bidder on the same sales date or some subsequent date as the Master in Equity may find convenient and advantageous. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of his bid within thirty (30) days of the final acceptance of his bid, then the Master in Equity or his designated representative shall re-advertise and resell the property on the same terms on a subsequent date at the risk of such bidder. The purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the interest rates contained in the Order. Note: As a Deficiency Judgment was granted, the bidding shall remain open for a period of thirty (30) days after the date of the sale as provided by law in such cases and compliance with the bid shall be made within twenty (20) days after the second sale. Plaintiff reserves the right to waive deficiency prior to the sale. Note: The two (2) parcels of property will be offered for sale separately. Note: If the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-referenced property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. Note: This sale is also made subject to all Sumter County taxes and existing easements and restrictions of record. Richard L. Booth Sumter County Master in Equity Louise M. Johnson Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. PO Box 11889 Columbia, SC 29211-1889 Attorneys for Plaintiff

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

Notice of Sale ALSO BEING INCLUDED IS A 1995 REDMAN MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER 11426836AB. BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CHARLES E. DINKINS, JR. BY DEED OF BIBCO, INC., BY DEED DATED MAY 18, 1999 AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 743 AT PAGE 1610 OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY.

TMS# 100-00-04-041 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 6145 Waco Court, Wedgefield, SC 29168 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.65% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record. The sale shall be subject to the United States right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.ยง 2410(c). Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Butler and Hosch, P.A. Genevieve S. Johnson SC Bar No. 78480 1201 Main Street, Suite 1110 Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Telephone: (803) 252-7370 Fax: (803) 771-7768 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. vs. Vera J. Council a/k/a Vera Council; Santee Lynches Community Development Corporation; South Carolina Housing Trust Fund; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service; Santee-Lynches Affordable Housing and Community Developement Corporation; Dalzell Developers; C/A No. 13-CP-43-2106, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece parcel or lot of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Dalzell Acres Subdivision, in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, known as 3220 Raffield Court and shown as Lot No. 50 on a plat prepared by Donald E. Thompson, RLS, dated June 29, 1998 and recorded September 17, 1999 in Vol. 99 at page 864 the Office of the RMC for Sumter County. Said tract or lot has such metes, boundries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. Derivation: Book 765 at Page 914 3220 Raffield Ct, Dalzell, SC 29040 1890401071-, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. ยง15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.25% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2106. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 000098-00428 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094159 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-CP-43-0020 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, against Kenneth

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

Notice of Sale

Notice of Sale

Edward Crowder, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of John Morton Hamor a/k/a John Hamor, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his agent, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder:

comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity for Sumter County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder).

All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot No. 126 of Beckridge Park, Section 7, as shown in Plat Book Z-41 at Page 158, and being more particularly shown on a plat by J.P. Edwards, RLS, dated April 19, 1985, verified on May 7, 1986 and recorded in Plat Book 86 at Page 632, in the Sumter County ROD. Said lot being bounded on the North by Orvis Street, on the East by Lot No. 127; on the South by Lots No. 114 and 113; and on the West by Lot No. 125. Be all measurements being a little more or a little less.

For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County. A personal or deficiency judgment being demanded against Sandra Bethea Only, the bidding will remain open after the date of sale for a period of thirty (30) days pursuant to South Carolina Code ยง15-39-720 (1976, as amended), unless the deficiency is waived. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.000% per annum. However, the plaintiff reserves its right to waive deficiency up to the time of the sale.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2362 Orvis St, Sumter, SC

Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff's attorney or agent is present.

This being the same property conveyed to John Hamor by deed of John Hamor and Brent Hamor, dated May 24, 2010, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 10, 2010, in Deed Book 1140 at Page 2086.

Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed.

TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH. The Master in Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the bid amount in cash or certified funds, which is to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid. Interest on the balance of the bid at 5.56% shall be paid to the day of compliance. In case of noncompliance within 20 days, after the sale, the deposit of 5% is to be forfeited and applied to Plaintiff's judgment debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for deed recording fees and deed stamps.

Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County

Deficiency judgment not being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

TMS Number: 207-06-02-004

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

TMS No.: 251-06-02-044 (Land & MH) SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Sumter County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or

Jeffrey L. Silver S.C. Bar No. 5104 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 300 Post Office Box 11656 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 252-7689 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013-CP-43-658

First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. as successor in interest to Community Resource Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Debra S. Nichols and Unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Cheryle S. Browder, her Heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them, all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein, also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe and/or Jane Doe, Defendants. BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the above captioned action, I, the undersigned, as Master-in-Equity for Sumter County, South Carolina, will sell at public venue at the Sumter County Courthouse at 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina, at 12:00 P.M. on Sales Day, June 2, 2014 the lands hereinafter described on the following terms: TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, but before his bid is accepted, he will deposit with the Master on his bid in cash or certified check, the sum of five (5%) percent of bid, to be deposited with the Master immediately, with the balance to be remitted within thirty (30) days after the sales day (but this shall not apply to a bid placed by the Plaintiff), which shall include Interest at the rate of Seven and 75/100ths (7.75%) percent to be paid on balance of bid from date of sale to date of compliance. In the event the said purchaser(s) fail to comply with the terms of the sale within thirty (30) days, the Master-in-Equity shall forthwith resell the property, after the due notice and advertisement, and shall continue to sell the same each subsequent sales day until a purchaser, who shall comply with the terms of sale shall be obtained, such sales to be made at the risk of the former purchaser. THE PROCEEDS OF SALE shall be applied to the costs allowed, and the debts found due and to other payments found due in the Final Order. THE PROPERTY is situate in Sumter County, South Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Township of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina designated as Lot 23 of Ravenwood Subdivision on a plat prepared by Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated March 10, 1992 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 92 at Page 472. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) reference to said plat is hereby made for the metes, bounds, courses and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 3835 Hedgewood Drive and is shown on the Auditor's map of Sumter County as Tax Parcel 159-12-01-004. This being the same property conveyed to Cheryl Browder and Debra S. Nichols by Deed of Arless L. Skipper, Jr. and Shirlene H. Skipper recorded April 19, 2007 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume 1074 at Page 724. Also included is Brigadere Mobile Home

TMS # 159-12-01-004 This conveyance is subject to all restrictions and taxes of record. The Grantee(s) assume(s) and agree(s) to observe and abide by all reservations and restrictions of record, easements, zoning ordinances, and rights of way of record, including those as set out on the aforesaid map. PURCHASER will pay for stamps


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and papers. Deficiency being demanded, the bidding shall remain open for thirty (30) days after Sales Day pursuant to SC Code Ann. Section 15-39-720 (1976, as amended).

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

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independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 004335-02723 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094096 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

Auditor's map of Sumter County as tax parcel 134-16-01-012. Derivation: Book 1072 at Page 1841 5740 Edgehill Road, Sumter, SC 29154 134-16-01-012, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid after the deposit is applied from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.41% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #14-CP-43-0117. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 012507-01819 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094156 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

the SUMTER County Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.52% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL SUMTER COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS AND RESTRITIONS OF RECORD. Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Attorneys for Plaintiff: Samuel D. Fleder, S.C. Bar No. 79819 Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP P.O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Telephone (919) 250 2000 Of Counsel: McDonnell & Associates, P.A. 2442 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 1091857 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

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.

20 Oleander Ct, Sumter, SC 29154

NOTICE OF SALE Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2009-CP-43-02818 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

NOTICE OF SALE Deficiency Judgment Demanded Against EVERETT L WITHERSPOON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2013CP4301730 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff(s) vs. Everett L Witherspoon, E.L.W. Enterprises, LLC, Defendant(s). Under and by virtue of an Order of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the above entitled case, I the undersigned, as Master in Equity on Monday, June 2, 2014 commencing at 1141 North Main Street during the legal hours of sale, at the Sumter Courthouse in the City of Sumter, South Carolina, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 4, Block E, as shown on that Plat of J. P. Edwards, R.L.S., in Plat Book Z-47 at Page 549, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown onsaid plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1076, as amended. This property is known as 409 A & B North Magnolia Street, Sumter, SC

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

Property Address: 409 A & B Magnolia St., Sumter, SC 29150. TERMS OF SALE FOR CASH. The undersigned will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent) to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid. In the of case of noncompliance of the bid within 30 days the successful bidder's deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the Court's costs and to Plaintiff's debt and the property will be re-advertised for sale upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder). The Plaintiff does demand a deficiency judgment. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale. Interest at the legal rate shall be paid through the day of compliance on the amount of the bid. The purchaser shall pay for preparation and recording of the deed and required transfer taxes by any governmental authority. If the Plaintiff or its representative is not present at the sale, the sale shall be postponed to the next available sale date. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Susan Shaw, Esq. Bar#6862 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 (770) 234-9181 ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF 77780/WITHERSPOON FEI # 2013.01324 05/16/2014, 05/23/2014, 05/30/2014

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

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

TMS#: 208-02-01-015 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2230 Treetop Lane, Sumter, SC 29154 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County Butler and Hosch, P.A. Genevieve S. Johnson SC Bar No. 78480 1201 Main Street, Suite 1110 Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Telephone: (803) 252-7370 Fax: (803) 771-7768 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Daniel C. Kaylor; Tonah K. Kaylor, C/A No. 14-CP-43-0117, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land containing .99 acre, more or less, together with any and all improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in Statesburg Township, the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot A of a subdivision of lots recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-48 at Page 1113, and on individual plat recorded in Plat Book 86 at Page 1034; and being more particularly shown and delineated on a more recent plat by Edwards Land Surveyors, Inc. dated November 3, 1993, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 93, Page 1912. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976, as amended) reference to said plat is hereby made for the metes, bounds, courses and/or distances of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 5740 Edgehill Road, Sumter, South Carolina and is shown on the

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Eugene W. Brustowicz a/k/a Eugene W. Brustowicz, Sr.; Gloria J. Brustowicz, C/A No. 14-CP-43-0084, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Middleton Township, Sumter County, State of South Carolina, and being shown as Lot Number 135, Section B, Glade Park Subdivision, as shown on a plat made by H.S. Willson, R.L.S., dated May 12, 1977, and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-39 at Page 369; said lot being bounded and measuring as follows according to said plat: On the North by Glade Drive, whereon it measures 105.0 feet; on the East by Lot Number 134, said plat, whereon it measures 220.0 feet; on the South by property now or formerly of Vanette T. Aycock, whereon it measures 105.0 feet; and on the West by property now of formerly of Aylwyn E. Fortner and Sherry A. Fortner, whereon it measures 220.0 feet; be all measurements a little more or less according to said plat. Derivation: Book 969 at Page 587 20 Glade Drive, Wedgefield, SC 29168 099-11-06-010, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.125% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #14-CP-43-0084. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 012507-01828 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094093 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014 Case No. 2013-CP-43-01066 SECOND AMENDED ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED, BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company v. John E. Gardenhire, Sr. a/k/a John Gardenhire, I, the undersigned Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity for Sumter County, will hold a sale on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM at the Sumter County Courthouse, Room 211,141 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 selling the following described property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Sumter Township, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as a 7.75 acres tract on that certain plat by Carl J. Croft, RLS, dated July 30, 1996, and filed for record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 97, at Page 805; less, however, that 2,831 square foot parcel deeded to the South Carolina Department of Transportation by deed dated February 25, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on March 17, 1999, in Volume 734, at Page 1577. Pursuant to Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976, as amended), reference to said plat is hereby craved for particulars of the boundaries and measurements of the property delineated thereon. This property is known as 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina and is represented on the maps of Sumter County as Tax Parcel No. 206-00-04-018. This being the same property conveyed to John E. Gardenhire by deed of Annie C. Bradham and Allene C. Burgess, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Robert A. Burgess, Jr. dated July 10, 1997 and recorded July 13, 1997 in Book 679, Page 1879, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, John E. Gardenhire conveyed to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. and Nancy Jo Gardenhire by deed dated June 27, 2002 and recorded June 28, 2002 in Book 847, Page 626, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. Thereafter, Nancy Jo Gardenhire conveyed all of her interest to John E. Gardenhire, Sr. by deed dated January 17, 2008 and recorded January 22, 2008 in Book 1099, Page 171, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County. 2515 McCrays Mill Road (2525), Sumter, South Carolina 29154 TMS No. 206-00-04-018 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Nicole Mary Willoughby, C/A No. 13-CP-43-2235, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Stateburg, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina and being more particularly shown and delineated as Lot No. 187 of Oakland North Subdivision Section 4 Phase III on that certain plat of Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated December 21, 1992 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book PB94, Page 592. This said lot has such metes, boundaries, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, which are incorporated herein in accordance with the provisions of Section 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. Derivation: Book 1122 at Page 678 30 Rainmaker Court, Dalzell, SC 29040-8201 134-01-04-025, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #13-CP-43-2235. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County, John J. Hearn, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 013263-04733 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094089 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-CP-43-1320 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Nationstar Mortgage LLC, against Betty Johnson, et al., the Master in Equity for Sumter County, or his/her agent, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 P.M., at Sumter Judicial Center, 215 North Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being designated as Lot. No. 17, on a plat of Windchimes, Phases I and II by Palmer & Mallard Associates, Inc., dated August 1986, and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County in Plat Book 88, at page 584, reference being made to said plat, which plat is incorporated herein by reference, for a more complete and accurate description; be all measurements a little more or less.

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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: The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York as Successor in interest to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA as Trustee for the Asset Backed Funding Corporation Loan Asset Backed Certificate Series 2003-WF1 vs. Jonathan Gregg, Sr.; Agnes N. Gregg; Cutler & Associates, Inc., C/A No. 09-CP-43-0420, The following property will be sold on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Sumter County Courthouse to the highest bidder: All that certain pieces, parcel or lots of land with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot Nos. 424 and 425 on that certain plat of Joseph R. Edwards, RLS, dated October 20, 1997, filed for recorded in the Office of the Register of Mesne Conveyance (RMC) for Sumter County in Plat Book 97 at Page 1284. Said Lot Nos. 424 and 425 having such shapes, metes, courses, distances, boundaries and measurements as will more fully appear by reference to the aforesaid plat. Book 688 at Page 1449 236 Murphy Street, Sumter, SC 29150 251-02-03-050, 251-02-03-051, SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, SUMTER AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.625% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Sumter County Clerk of Court at C/A #09-CP-43-0420. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. Richard L. Booth Master in Equity for Sumter County, Samuel C. Waters, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 100200 Columbia, SC 29202-3200 (803) 744-4444 011784-09450 Website: www.rtt-law.com (see link to Resources / Foreclosures Sales) 1094094 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 13-CP-43-2117 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, -vsMicheal James Carlson, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Micheal James Carlson, I, Richard L. Booth, as Master In Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC 29150, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the township of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as Lot No. 43 of Wintergreen Subdivision, Section I, as shown on that certain Plat of Louis W. Tisdale, PLS, dated April 14, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Plat Book 2001 at Page 110, and having such boundaries, metes, courses and distances as are shown on said plat, reference to which is hereby made pursuant to authority contained in § 30-50-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. This property is known as 20 Oleander Drive, Sumter, SC. This being the identical property conveyed unto the Mortgagor herein by Deed from John H. Webb and Erica L. Webb dated June 29, 2006 and recorded June 29, 2006 in the Office of the ROD for Sumter County in Volume 1034 at Page 1081.

TMS #: 186-02-01-021

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master In Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.750% per annum. Richard L. Booth Master In Equity for Sumter County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-43-537 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. against Mary Ann Collins a/k/a Mary Ann Collins; Hunters Crossing of Sumter Homeowners Assn. Inc., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Sumter County, will sell on June 2, 2014, at 12:00 PM, at County Courthouse in Sumter, South Carolina to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with any improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot 129 of Hunters Crossing Subdivision, Phase 1, Section 2 as more fully shown on a plat thereof prepared by Louis W. Tisdale, RLS, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County on June 13, 2006 in Plat Book 2006 at page 282; which plat is incorporated herein by this reference and having such metes, bounds, courses and distances, being a little more or less, as by this reference to said plat will more fully appear. This being the same property conveyed to James L. Collins and MaryAnn Collins as joint tenants with right of survivorship by deed of Firstar Homes, Inc. recorded July 7, 2007 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Volume 1085 at Page 1233. Subsequently, James L. Collins died June 5, 2008, thus vesting his interest in the subject property in the surviving joint tenant, namely, MaryAnn Collins. TMS No. 187-12-02-027 Property Address: 1760 Polaris Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of said bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the successful bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said defaulting bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5000%. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. The Honorable Richard L. Booth, Master in Equity Sumter County, Riley, Pope & Laney, LLC, Post Office Box 11412, Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 799-9993 Attorneys for Plaintiff 1094166 5/16, 5/23, 05/30/2014

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

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