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Billy Graham’s ‘last message’ will air Friday BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

Local gun enthusiast Sherrie McGraw will hold the first meeting of The Well Armed Woman Sumter Chapter on Saturday. The chapter is open to women 21 and older. PHOTOS BY MATT WALSH / THE ITEM

Club for women shooters to meet in Eastover BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com Females and firearms will come together this weekend. Sherrie McGraw will be holding the first meeting of The Well Armed Woman Sumter Chapter from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Indigo Gun Club, 14068 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover. “My passion is to educate, equip and empower women shooters,” said the self-described gun enthusiast. “Women are now the largest growing demographic of new shooters and firearm owners. I wanted to provide opportunities for women to gather, practice and grow as women shooters in a safe and welcoming environment with other like-minded women. “Women, especially today, need to learn self-defense. I’m 50 years old, and I’ve been through a lot that I would not

McGraw says she “wanted to provide opportunities for women to gather, practice and grow as women shooters in a safe and welcoming environment with other like-minded women.”

wish on my worst enemy. I want to be part of the solution, not part of the statistics ever again. I don’t want any other woman to be part of the statistics.” McGraw’s story of starting a chapter is similar to that of Carrie Lightfoot, the National

Rifle Association certified instructor who founded The Well Armed Woman LLC. When she first became interested in shooting and gun ownership, Lightfoot found few resources or products

As the famous evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 today, his last message, “The Cross,” is scheduled to air in the tri-county area at 7:30 p.m. Friday on WIS/NBC and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the WBTW/CBS station. Local church leaders have been working for months toward the event taking place at the end of the week. “‘My Hope America with Billy Graham’ is really a grass-roots effort that utilizes personal relationships and a new video with Billy Graham sharing his thoughts on faith and life,” said Graham Bochman, lead pastor at GRAHAM Providence Baptist in Sumter. “The whole goal, of course, is to reach people with the message of Jesus Christ.” Bochman is also the state coordinator for My Hope America. “In his words, this is Billy Graham’s last message,” said Wayne McElveen, minister associate at Providence. “So many people are from broken homes, struggling with the economy or losing jobs. I can really relate to a number of things like that. People are hurting and searching for answers, and we have the answer. It’s the simple Gospel message that God loves us, and he sent his son, Jesus, to give himself for us.” Though this idea grew out of a model used in more than 57 countries so far, this will be a new video. “We are extremely excited to see what is going to happen with this media event coupled with personal relationships,” said Jim Mullen, regional coordinator for My Hope America. “We want to see broken homes put together, broken people and hearts mended and people enjoying the life God has given them. This is something phenomenal but so simple, as is everything Billy Graham does.” But this won’t be “classic” Billy Graham, Mullen said. “It’s a very high-energy, multifaceted program,” he said. “A couple of people tell their story, and woven into that is Billy Graham’s message of hope, love and forgiveness in a way never seen before. This is something new and something that is very relevant to today’s society.” People have received “Matthew training” to host viewing parties for the event. Named

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HENRY CURTIS ‘CURT’ EDENS ✦ 1924 — 2013

Family always came first for Army veteran, farmer Henry Curtis “Curt” Edens, a well-known Dalzell farmer, decorated World War II Army veteran, involved citizen and family man, died Wednesday at the age of 89. Born in Sumter County on May 4, 1924, to Henry Curtis Edens Sr., he was a 1941 graduate of Hillcrest High School and attended Clemson College. “He had great stories

about the friends he met at Clemson and how his dad dropped him off on the street with a suitcase. That is how they did it then,” daughter Carol Eden Epps said. He joined the Army in June 1943 and served in the 44th Infantry Division. He earned the Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic ac-

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tion while engaged with enemy forces near Rimling, France, in early 1945. “Like a lot of those who were in the thick of things, he didn’t talk about it much until the last few years,” his son, Charles Edens, said. Henry (Hank) Edens III said his dad saw some rough times in Europe during the war. “He was on the front lines during the Battle of the

Bulge and ended up with frozen feet. Then, in January 1945, he was back in action at Rimling.” After returning from the war, he married Sandra Brunson in 1945 and returned to Clemson, where he received a degree in agricultural engineering in 1948. Shortly afterward he returned to Sumter County,

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S.C. senators, public discuss health care bill COLUMBIA (AP) — State senators are holding public hearings to find out what people in South Carolina think about the new health care law as they try to put together a bill that would keep some parts of the law from being applied in the state. About 30 people spoke at a public hearing Wednesday morning in Columbia. The hearing concerned a bill that passed the South Carolina House last session but will likely be changed before the Senate takes it up when legislators return to Colum-

bia in January. As written, the bill would give tax breaks to people who have to pay a penalty for not having insurance, prevent South Carolina from ever creating a health care exchange and urge the state attorney general to sue on behalf of anyone harmed by the new health care law supported by President Obama. The bill initially took a much harder stance, making it a crime for any federal employee to try to enforce the new health care law in the state, but was amended before it passed the House.

Most of the 31 people who spoke in Columbia urged senators to do whatever they could to fight the health care law in South Carolina. The public hearings are part of a committee run by Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort. He said he will take the public input and add information from law professors, scholars and think tanks to craft a bill that he hopes can pass the Senate. It is currently set to be the second bill debated when the Legislature returns in January. But some business lead-

ers who testified see problems. The tax breaks could cost up to $100 million, keep healthier people from buying insurance and increase the possibility the government will have to take over health care, said Jim Ritchie, a former state senator and executive director of the South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans, which represents private insurance companies in the state. The language encouraging the attorney general to sue on behalf of anyone harmed by the health care

law could also become expensive, Ritchie said. “Is harm a letter of cancellation from a carrier?” Ritchie said. “Is harm a person losing a job or having hours reduced?” The public comments ranged from a small businessman who said he could never create another business again without removing the burden of the new law to several people who told stories about losing their old health insurance and having to buy more expensive coverage because of the law.

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Dealership will collect cellphones for military A Sumter car dealership is asking residents to donate gently used cellphones to help service members overseas stay connected to home. McLaughlin Ford has teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers to collect phone donations for some 200,000 Americans currently serving around the world. The phones will be recycled and the proceeds used to purchase prepaid international calling cards for servicemen and women. For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two-and-a-half hours of free talk time to deployed troops. “McLaughlin Ford is pleased to be a part of this campaign, especially since all the donations will be returned to families serving at Shaw,” said owner Bill McLaughlin. “The holidays are here, and everyone deserves an opportunity to talk to their family.” Located at 950 N. Main St., McLaughlin will be collected phones throughout November, starting with a kick-off celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

Air Force says landing gear collapse caused F-16 crash HAMPTON, Va. — The Air Force said a South Carolinabased fighter jet that crash landed in South Korea this summer did so because its landing gear collapsed immediately after touching down. The Air Force said the F-16C Falcon skidded off the runway, flipped and rolled over shortly after touching down during the July crash. The pilot suffered a minor back injury. The Air Force values the plane’s loss at $33.5 million. Details of the crash were released Tuesday in an accident investigation report conducted by Air Combat Command in Virginia. The plane and the pilot belonged to the 55th Fighter Squadron based at Shaw Air Force Base. The Air Force said when the crash occurred, the pilot was returning from a routine training mission to Osan Air Base.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land, speaks with supporters during a fundraiser dinner on Tuesday. Mulvaney spoke about trying to push through legislation that would set term limits for the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Mulvaney pushes term limits at fundraiser BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com While some Republicans might view their party’s low approval rating as a hindrance right now, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney thinks it could be used to pass some important legislation. Speaking to about 100 supporters at a fundraiser in Sumter on Tuesday, Mulvaney said the public’s dislike for elected officials — with congressional approval ratings after the recent government shutdown, as he put it, “slightly lower than cancer” — could make it a perfect time to finally push through legislation for term limits. “It’s a great time to push the term limits bill,” Mulvaney said. “We’ve been pushing it for three years, and haven’t gotten much traction on it.” Mulvaney plans to propose his term limit bill soon, he said, along with fellow Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana. Although the details of the legislation have yet to be finalized, Mulvaney thinks setting limits of two terms in the Senate — or 12 years

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in office — and four terms in the House of Representatives — or eight years in office — would be a popular option for the public disillusioned with elected officials now. “We’re trying to find a way to deal with the bureaucracy, because that’s the real risk that you run, when you get people out of office every couple of years, and you don’t kick the staffers out. Because then you really have an unelected, unaccountable group of people who are the only people who know how the place runs,” Mulvaney said. The term-limit proposal comes as Mulvaney is in the middle of his second term

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Democratic nominee Joyce Knott in 2012. And despite the fact that accomplishing this goal would leave him only a maximum of five more years in the House, Mulvaney said it would also bring him halfway to voluntarily leaving office. “If you pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution on Monday, term limits on Tuesday, I’m quitting on Wednesday and going and doing something else,” Mulvaney said. “Because those are the two ways you could really fix the country.” Shortly after mentioning the low standing of Republicans in national polls as an actual aid in promoting the term-limit legislation, however, Mulvaney warned the crowd not to be too easily influenced by them. “Never be misled by a national poll, because it doesn’t mean anything to anybody,” Mulvaney said. “It might mean it’s not cool to be a Republican, but I’ve got news for you — it’s never been cool to be a Republican.” Reach Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.

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Shutdown could be to blame for expected jump in jobless rate WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs report for October due Friday may be bleak. It might even be scary. The unemployment rate could jump by the most in three years. Hiring may slow from an already weak pace. Don’t panic. The ugly figures will reflect the government’s partial shutdown, which coincided with 16 days in October. The trends for the job market will likely reverse themselves in coming months. “It’s going to be a very messy report, and I don’t think we should take it at face value,� said Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets. Economists warn that the unemployment rate could surge as high as 7.5 percent from 7.2 percent in September. That would be the steepest one-month rise since 2010. The number of jobs added in October could slow to roughly 120,000 from the 148,000 added in September. That isn’t healthy. In the first nine months of this year, the average job gain was 180,000. The shutdown will be mostly to blame. But its effect

on the data won’t be easy to tease out. Economists have all but thrown up their hands trying to forecast Friday’s figures or to suggest what they might mean. However the numbers turn out, the distortions mean the monthly jobs data will be less useful in gauging the economy’s health than they normally are. “We have much less confidence in these numbers than usual,� economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch wrote in a note for clients. Why the confusion? Consider how the jobs report is compiled: It’s derived from two separate surveys. Each survey will be affected differently by the shutdown. One is a household survey. Government workers ask adults in a household whether they have a job. Those who don’t but are looking for one are counted as unemployed. That’s how the unemployment rate is calculated. The other is a payroll survey. The government asks mostly large companies and government agencies how many of their employees worked or received pay, typically during the second week

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Luis Mendez, 23, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, wait in line Oct. 23 at a job fair held by the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami. The jobs report for October, due Friday, could show a jump in the unemployment rate.

of the month. This survey produces the number of jobs gained or lost. Suppose you’re a federal worker who was furloughed by the shutdown. The payroll survey would consider you employed. But the household survey would count you as unemployed. Why the disparity? Because furloughed federal employees received back pay for the time they didn’t work.

So for the purposes of the payroll survey, they were employed. The same is likely true for government contractors who were temporarily laid off. Many were probably paid for at least part of the time covered by the payroll survey. So the payroll survey will consider them employed. That’s why October’s job gain isn’t expected to drop much. The household survey

takes a different approach: It will count both the federal workers and the contractors as unemployed because they weren’t working during the survey period. The shutdown furloughed about 450,000 federal employees in the second week of October. If the number of unemployed rises by that much in October’s jobs report, the unemployment rate could reach 7.5 percent.

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Health law clock is ticking for sickest patients BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law’s earliest beneficiaries. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country with pre-existing chronic conditions such as cancer, heart failure or kidney disease who are covered through high-risk insurance pools will see their coverage

dissolve by year’s end. They are supposed to gain regular coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which requires insurers to cover those with severe medical problems. But many of them have had trouble signing up for health insurance through the exchanges and could find themselves without coverage in January if they don’t meet a Dec. 15 deadline to enroll. Administration officials said the federal exchange, which covers more than half the states, won’t be working, probably, until the end of November, leaving people just two weeks to sign up if

they want coverage by Jan. 1. “These individuals can’t be without coverage for even a month,” said Tanya Case, the chairwoman of the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, which represents the nation’s highrisk pools. “It’s a matter of life or death.” High-risk pools were created by state legislatures to provide a safety net for people who have been denied or priced out of coverage. While the Affordable Care Act will forbid insurers from turning away people in poor health, those who qualify for a subsidy must enroll

through the state or federal marketplace. More than a dozen of the 35 states that run insurance pools for people with serious medical issues will permanently close their pools within a month and half. Other states will keep their pools running for a few more months. The federal pool covers about 100,000 people and was created in 2010 by the Affordable Care Act as a temporary bridge until the law fully kicks in. It will cease to exist at the end of December. “I’m scared. I’m in the middle of my cancer treat-

ment, and if my insurance ends, I’m going to have to cancel the rest of my treatment,” said Kelly Bachi, an Oklahoma boat repair business owner who has breast cancer and is covered through a pool. Cancer treatment without insurance would cost her about $500,000, she said. Bachi has not been able to enroll via the healthcare. gov federal website, although not for lack of trying. She attempted to sign up half a dozen times, was eventually able to create an account, but was later blocked from accessing the account.

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A meteorite contrail over the Ural Mountains’ city of Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Russia, is seen on Feb. 15. Scientists studying the aftermath of the fireball say that the threat of meteors hitting Earth is bigger than they previously thought.

Russian fireball shows meteor risk could be bigger BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought. Meteors about the size of the one that streaked through the sky at 42,000 mph and burst over Chelyabinsk in February — and ones even larger and more dangerous — are probably four to five times more likely to hit the planet than scientists thought before the fireball, according to three studies published Wednesday in the journals Nature and Science. Until the incident over Chelyabinsk, NASA had looked only for space rocks about 100 feet wide and bigger, figuring there was little danger below that. This meteor was only 62 feet across but burst with the force of about 40 Hiroshima-type atom bombs, scientists say. It released a shock wave that shattered thousands of windows and injured more than 1,600 people, and its flash was bright enough to temporarily blind 70 people and cause dozens of skinpeeling sunburns just after dawn in icy Russia. Up until then, scientists had figured a meteor such as the one in Russia was a once-in-150-years event, based on how many space rocks have been identified in orbit. But one of the studies now says it is likely to happen once every 30 years or so, based on how often these things are actually hitting. Scientists said a 1908

giant blast over Siberia, a 1963 airborne explosion off the coast of South Africa and others were of the type that is supposed to happen less than once a century, or in the case of Siberia, once every 8,000 years, yet they all occurred in a 105-year timespan. Because more than two-thirds of Earth is covered with water and other vast expanses are uninhabited deserts and ice, other past fireballs could have gone unnoticed. Lindley Johnson, manager of NASA’s Near Earth Object program, said that the space agency is re-assessing what size space rocks to look for and how often they are likely to hit. By re-adjusting for how often these rocks strike and how even small ones can be a threat, “those two things together can increase the risk by an order of magnitude,” said Mark Boslough, a Sandia National Lab physicist, co-author of one of the studies. In fact, the U.S. government got a new sense of urgency after February’s Chelyabinsk incident, quietly holding a disaster drill earlier this year in Washington that was meant to simulate what would happen if a slightly bigger space rock threatened the East Coast. In the early part of the drill, when it looked as if the meteor would hit just outside the nation’s capital, experts predicted 78,000 people could die. But when the mock meteor ended up in the ocean, the fake damage featured a 49-foot tsunami and shortages of supplies along the East Coast, according to an after-action report obtained by the Associated Press.


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So long, Blockbuster: Remaining locations set to close by January The cost-cutting measures culminate a Blockbuster downfall that began a decade ago with the rise of Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service, followed by the introduction of a subscription service that streams video over high-speed Internet connections. “This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment,� Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton said in a statement Wednesday. The shift has been a boon for Netflix Inc., which now boasts 31 million subscribers to its Internet video service and an additional 7.1 million DVD-bymail customers. The company’s success has minted Netflix with a market value of $20 billion.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S. About 300 Blockbuster locations scattered across the country will be closed by early January. But 50 franchised stores will remain open in the U.S. As part of Dish Network’s retreat, Blockbuster’s DVD-by-mail service is also shutting down next month. About 2,800 people who work in Blockbuster’s stores and DVD distribution centers will lose their jobs, according to Dish Network.

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EDENS from Page A1 where Edens joined his father’s farming operation growing peanuts and crops including corn, cotton, wheat and soybeans. Edens’ Peanut Farm was widely known and was among the largest and most successful peanut operations in the state. He was a recipient of the Sumter Jaycee Young Farmer Award in 1962, and his family received the Master Farm Family of South Carolina Award in 1968. Edens was a member of numerous county and state organizations, including serving 18 years on the Sumter School District 2 board and four years on the Sumter County Development Board. Charles Edens said his father’s proudest accomplishment was his children. “He was proud of all of us,� he said. “Family was first,� Carol said.“ He was a good and loving family man, and he loved his farming.� The father’s advice

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The Evening Optimist Club Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, on Main Street. The theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas Around the World.â&#x20AC;? Deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 8. Call (803) 983-3916 for a parade entry application. The Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center will offer public information classes at 24 Council St. from 11 to 11:50 a.m. as follows: today, Dr. Carolyn Brown will discuss dental health; and Nov. 14, Mayor Joe McElveen will speak. Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch High School JROTC will hold a Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day program at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the gymnasium. Dr. Albert Davis, retired lieutenant colonel and member of the Midlands Chapter of the 9th and 10th Horse Calvary of the Buffalo Soldier Association, will speak. Call Maj. Wallace or Sgt. 1st Class Dawson at (803) 478-7818. A fundraiser dinner for Ralph Justice Oxendine, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, will be held noon-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Sumter County Training Annex, 1281 N. Main St. Cost: $7 per plate and includes choice of barbecue chicken or pork, rice, green beans, potato salad, roll and slice of cake. Call (803) 9833499, (803) 883-6447 or (803) 934-6948. Delivery available for purchase of multiple dinners. The NCNS McLeod Section â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sumter will meet at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Morris College. Call (803) 773-1987. Carolina Coin Club will sponsor a coin show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sumter Mall. Free appraisals will be given for up to five coins. Call (803) 7758840. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop the Violenceâ&#x20AC;? Walk 2013 will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Crosswell Park. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Color Blindâ&#x20AC;? event will follow. Call Janet at (803) 972-5457 or Patricia at (803) 2578493. The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Golden Corral.

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CNN film offers brief history of nuclear energy apologists for the nuclear power lobby. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subjects contend that critics of nuclear energy are effectively helping support the fossil fuel industry. They contend that â&#x20AC;&#x153;safeâ&#x20AC;? alternatives like wind and solar provide an infinitesimal fraction of our energy needs, so they have to be backed up by gas power when wind and the sun are not enough. â&#x20AC;˘ A send-up of reality TV and gossipy entertainment shows, Adam Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Greatest Event in Television Historyâ&#x20AC;? (midnight, Cartoon Network, TV-14) presents a spoof â&#x20AC;&#x153;making ofâ&#x20AC;? documentary about an attempt to film a shot-forshot re-creation of a wellknown television show, to be revealed that night. Past series executive producer Scott has parodied include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hart to Hartâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simon & Simon.â&#x20AC;?

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Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Highlights â&#x20AC;˘ Cristina and Meredith bicker on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anatomyâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ The music of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga looms large on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gleeâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m. Fox, TV-14).

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p.m., CBS, TV-14) * Liz needs Seanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sean Saves the Worldâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) * Chaos unites Mary and Henry on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reignâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) * A real Wonder Woman on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two and a Half Menâ&#x20AC;? (9:30 p.m., CBS, TV-14) * Bedbugs strike on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Michael J. Fox Showâ&#x20AC;? (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).

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First responder ignores unconscious man I have been trying to push the following out of my mind since this past Friday, however, I have not been able to. On Friday of last week, I was in front of my boyfriend’s shop on Lafayette Drive. A local man known to be intoxicated all the time had fallen, and I could hear his head crack on the cement. I called for my boyfriend to bring me his phone so that I could call 911. While we waited for EMS to arrive, a man exited the business next to my boyfriend’s place and another onlooker realized he had on a Lee County paramedic T-shirt. When she called out to him, he simply looked at the guy lying unconscious on the ground and said “wrong county.” I was flabbergasted but was not able to say anything as he quickly got into his truck and left. I always believed that any first responder with special training should exert themselves into a situation where someone may need help. That is like telling me that if my house is burning and I am trapped inside that if another county firefighter was to drive by and see it he would keep going. Am I wrong to think this way? I just had to vent and get this off my chest. Thankfully the fellow that fell was not seriously injured and was out and about again the following day. SHERI WHARTON Sumter

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We are tired of providing for others Every day we hear the stories concerning the failure of the Affordable Care Act. But, hey, the president gave a nice speech concerning it last week. The speech reminded me of some of the scariest words ever uttered: “We’re from the U.S. government, and we’re here to help.” The law is a disaster, and the majority of Americans are now realizing it. People and their spouses are either being kicked off their plans or having sticker shock due to premium and deductible increases and all this is to help others who don’t have insurance. So, once again, hard-working Americans are providing for others (another entitlement program). If you are one of the many Americans who have had this happen to you, make it known. Contact your local paper and news media. Post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Contact your local state and federal representatives. If enough people put the word out, maybe we can get this disaster repealed. A lot of Americans feel that we already contribute enough to entitlement programs such as welfare, food stamps, housing assistance, free cellphones and Medicaid. Enough already. I, like a lot of people, am tired of providing for others. Don’t get me wrong — disabled veterans and individuals who are physically or mentally disabled should be getting benefits, and I don’t mind contributing for those individuals. I am referring to people who are able to work but refuse to do so. Individuals who keep on having children even though they know they cannot provide for them and don’t have the deadbeat fathers pay child support because they get money from the government and keep getting more for each child. My first responsibility is to provide for my family, not yours. Maybe if the individuals who were making a mockery of the entitlement programs were removed, people who contribute would not be so fed up. JEFF POTER Lynchburg

Our government fails to help us The news this week has been filled with reports on the “Super Storm” that hit the Jersey shore. What has taken our federal and state agencies, and our government, so long to respond to the needs of these people, still in anguish and despair? Our government has looked away from helping our own yet willing to give countless millions to countries that despise us. Politicians will shut down our government, our veterans services, etc., yet have no problem giving away money to finance other ridiculous projects. All this money does is provide for guns, bullets and other things that do so little for humanitarian efforts and provide for a better life in general. Yet the money keeps going to them. Come on America, take care of our people, the people who voted for you. Politicians “cut” deals for themselves, while providing only lip service to us. We’ll see and hear from them when elections come around. One final comment, Benghazi, are we ever going to get to the bottom of it, or as our former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate stated, “What difference does it make” and another “worldly” comment by Pelosi, “Let’s pass this bill so we can see what’s in it.” God Bless America. PAUL KORZEC Manning

The Post and Courier of Charleston on major advance against AIDS: Scientists from Cornell and Scripps Research Institute have announced a breakthrough in understanding the mechanism HIV uses to infect humans, opening the door to creating an effective AIDS vaccine. It is hard to underestimate the significance of their feat. AIDS is the most deadly global disease of our time, having killed well over 30 million people around the world since it was first identified in 1981. Another 35 million carry the disease, which also has inflicted an immense economic toll. AIDS is spread through mother’s breast milk, sexual intercourse, contaminated needles and other ways. Although the death count from AIDS and the new infection rate have declined dramatically in the past eight years, thanks to the widespread availability of anti-AIDS drugs and public health education, there is no way to prevent its spread through human contact. Roughly 2.5 million new cases are reported each year. More than 20 years of intense research into a vaccine that could inoculate humans against HIV and so prevent AIDS have failed to come up with an answer. This failure has happened in large part because the virus has evolved a complex and elusive protein envelope that allows it to enter cells. Once the HIV virus gets past the cell’s immune system, its outer envelope, in effect, falls apart, frustrating laboratory efforts to study its structure. Two papers in the Nov. 1 issue of Science magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, explain how researchers from Scripps in La Jolla, Calif., and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, were able to stabilize the HIV envelope protein and subject it to study by different methods that have produced strikingly similar results. Two studies using cryo-electron microscopy and one using X-ray crystallography produced high-resolution pictures of the molecular structure of the virus’s outer envelope. These studies have allowed researchers at Scripps and Weill Corner to begin identifying sites that could be attacked by a vaccine that would prevent the HIV

entry mechanism from functioning. ... The prospects for success against AIDS have never looked better.

tives are in line with their values and platforms. In exchange for that exclusivity, though, the parties must be willing to pay for events themselves.

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The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg on closed-primary system: Two Spartanburg County lawmakers plan to push legislation to close political party primaries when the General Assembly returns next year. It’s a change that is past due, as long as the parties are willing to foot the bills. Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Woodruff, and Sen. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, have said they plan to pre-file legislation that would close party primaries, forcing South Carolina voters to register by party and only cast ballots in that party’s primary. An analysis by FairVote.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, shows 17 states, including South Carolina, have open primaries. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have closed primaries, while 12 states have some combination of the two. Changing to a closed-primary system is an issue that has long been discussed in this state, with previous legislative efforts failing to become law. That led Republicans to seek a resolution in the courts. In 2009, the S.C. Republican Party and Greenville County Republican Party filed suit, alleging the open-primary system violated the party’s constitutional right to free association. In June, the state party dropped the suit, and in August, a judge dismissed the case, saying the county-level party, because it was part of the larger group, lacked standing to bring the complaint. Critics of closed primaries say the move will limit voters’ options, potentially disenfranchising voters in the minority party — largely Democrats in this state. Proponents argue Democrats can field their own candidates, and residents are free to cast ballots for whomever they like in general elections. This makes sense. ... Currently, the General Assembly allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund primaries, meaning taxpayers foot the bill. As long primaries are being funded by public money, any resident has the right to participate. It’s in the best interest of political parties to limit those participating in primaries to party faithful, helping make certain that their chosen representa-

The State on how the restaurant tax ruling should spur change in S.C. law: The biggest problem with the requirement that local restaurant taxes must be used for “tourism-related” spending is that it encourages cities and counties to spend money on festivals and sporting complexes and other things that are nice but not essential, even while they scrimp on police and fire and other essential services. And because “tourism” isn’t directly defined — and even less defined is the mandate that the spending be “tourism-related” — it has provided a huge temptation for local officials to push the envelope. As they do constantly. What this means is that Richland County and Columbia and the growing list of other cities and counties collecting the tax are not only squandering tax money. They’re compromising their integrity, and so further diminishing trust in our government. Now that a Circuit Court judge has sided with the law-skirters — saying that since the Legislature didn’t say whether “tourism-related” meant just for tourists or mostly for locals but maybe occasionally used by tourists, it could mean the latter — things are only going to get worse. Which is yet another reason our Legislature needs to change the law. Tourism officials, of course, want to change it to make sure local governments can use the tax revenue only on projects that will draw more tourists to the area. ... The point that our state legislators never can seem to come to terms with is that city and town and county council members are elected from their communities to serve those communities, and they know better than the Legislature what their communities want. Instead, we have a situation in which Richland County legislators tell Greenville officials what they can and can’t tax, and Charleston County legislators tell Lexington County officials what they can and can’t tax, and on and on across the state. If it weren’t so tragic, if it weren’t doing so much to keep our communities from reaching their potential, it would be laughable that this is the modus operandi for lawmakers who profess to value local control.

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for one of Jesus’ disciples, Bochman said, the idea is that as soon as the tax collector formed a relationship with Jesus, Matthew invited his friends over for dinner and to meet Jesus. “Invite them to see the reason for the hope you have,” Bochman said. “You, the host, are Matthew. Stand and share in a few minutes how you came to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Share ‘this is how he changed me.’ Then invite them to ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior.” The idea of giving one’s testimony can be intimidating, though, Mullen said, hence the training. “We tell them to just tell their story,” he said. “You were there. You know what happened. ‘This is the way I used to be and what happened in my life. I tried

to find answers. This is what I heard and prayed. You know me. I’m not perfect. I still make mistakes, but I’m not who I used to be. God helps me make better decisions. Maybe now is the time for you to ask God to help you.’” Just like any good relationship, it doesn’t end with this Matthewlike encounter. “This is when the work really begins,” Bochman said. “Follow up with them. Tell them, ‘I’m glad you said that prayer. Maybe you want to join us at church Sunday morning.’ Continue to grow in relationship with them as they grow in their relationship with the Lord.” For more information, visit myhopewithbillygraham.org. Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

SHOOTERS from Page A1 geared toward women, according to the website, thewellarmedwoman.com. So she designed her organization to be just that. McGraw knew of The Well Armed Woman from Facebook, but when she checked out South Carolina, she found none close by. “I do not want to drive one to two hours,” she said. “And nothing against men, but most women find working with other women more comfortable. We want them (women) to set a goal for themselves to be better than the last time. We don’t want them to feel inferior or bullied, and we’ve all felt that way. It’s training in a whole different atmosphere with no pressure and on our time at our pace. It’s a different kind of camaraderie.” So McGraw contacted Lightfoot for a chapter leader packet to start the sixth chapter in South Carolina. There are currently 132 chapters in 39 states, McGraw said. Open to women 21 and older, the first meeting is free, and first-time attendees are not required to join. Every meeting starts with going over safety rules. Then the topic of the day — which can range from holsters to gun safes — is covered and followed by a

question-and-answer period. The last hour to hour and a half is for actually firing the weapon. If a woman decides to join, the annual fee is $50. The money covers chapter expenses, insurance and events. Benefits include discounts and a membership kit. Every month there is a $10 range fee, McGraw said. Lane rental for Indigo Club members is free. If a woman does not have her own weapon, McGraw said she has wide variety of guns available that she’ll loan out for free with one clip. After that, clips will be available for a nominal fee. Similarly, women are asked to bring their own eye and ear protection, but some will also be available for sale. The group will continue to meet the second Saturday of the month. “I look forward to growing and finding out what other women like to do,” McGraw said. “It’s a give and take. We’ll incorporate what they want to learn. We’ll have fun and learn to be safe, to protect ourselves.” For more information on the Sumter Chapter, contact Sherrie McGraw at (803) 468-3999 or Sherrie_ mcgraw@live.com.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ARIES (March 21-April 19): the last word in astrology Extravagance, Concentrate on the overindulgence and lesson. Go through the eugenia LAST taking on more than you motions but don’t give in can handle will lead to to manipulation. relationship problems. Discipline will be Work hard and refrain from letting emotional required and a need to gauge your time matters slow you down. carefully a must. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Knowledge is key to SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): People from your past will surface. Reconnecting will bring new making the right choice. Ask questions and opportunities and memories that will discuss your concerns. A partnership will help influence what you do in the future. you see things from different angles. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take a serious, GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You thrive under conservative approach to whatever you do. pressure. The chance to multitask and Being hotheaded or pushy will work against diversify allows you to show off and challenge you. It’s time to make positive alterations at others. Your ability to leap from one thing to home that will make your life easier. another will keep you busy and out of trouble. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have more CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll do well if you control than you think. Don’t let the changes join in the fun and participate in unusual that someone else instills fluster you or cause activities that broaden your outlook and bring you to react impulsively. Take a well thought you in touch with all sorts of interesting out, calculated position. people. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make decisions LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may not want to and choices that benefit you instead of doing take care of domestic chores, but complaints what helps everyone else. Learn all you can to will be made if you fall behind. Pick up the ensure that you have the information you slack if someone else is to blame and you’ll need to excel. end up in control and out of trouble. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep busy and VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Choose what works active, and heading in a planned direction. best for you and follow your basic instincts. You stand to make gains and win favors and Making contact with people who share recognition. A celebration will attract personal common interests will bring you new and professional interest. opportunities.

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Barons set for playoffs, Heathwood BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com

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For the past 10 weeks, the Wilson Hall football team has had the same message — go 1-0 this week. That message has a different meaning this week as the top-seeded Barons host No. 8 seed Heathwood Hall at Spencer Field on Friday in the first round of the SCISA 3A state playoffs. “This is the only week in the season where you don’t have a chance to redeem yourself next week, so I think our kids underMATT WALSH / THE ITEM stand that the 1-0 actually takes Wilson Hall’s Thomas McGinnis (76) and William Kinney (9) will try to a little different meaning this help lead the top-seeded Barons past Heathwood Hall on Friday at time of year,” Barons head footSpencer Field in the first round of the SCISA 3A state playoffs. ball coach Bruce Lane said. “If

SCHSL Playoffs 3A Brookland-Cayce at Crestwood, 7:30 p.m. 2A Division II Garrett at Lee Central, 7:30 p.m. Regular Season Wando at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. SCISA Playoffs 3A Heathwood Hall at Wilson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Cardinal Newman at Laurence Manning, 7:30 p.m. 2A Thomas Sumter at Hilton Head Christian, 7 p.m. 8-Man Clarendon Hall at James Island Christian, 7:30 p.m.

you’re 1-0 you get to advance and play another one, and as a team that’s our goal this week, not focus on who’s in your bracket or who’s down the road

potentially because you better take care of this week or there is no next week.” The winner of the 7:30 p.m. game will face the winner of the game between No. 5 seed Cardinal Newman and No. 4 seed Laurence Manning Academy in the semifinals. The Barons beat the Highlanders 28-7 on Oct. 16, but it was not a focused performance, according to Lane. “I thought (Heathwood) came in and played well against us and we played not quite as well as we’ve played in the past,” Lane explained. “There were a lot of distractions (with homecoming), SEE BARONS, PAGE B3

TSA looks to upset defending 2A champs BY DENNIS BRUNSON dennisb@theitem.com

year head coach. “They played with heart all season, never gave up and this is the third (straight) game we’ve had to come back in the fourth quarter to make it happen,” Bantams head coach Donald Flippin said. “But they play with their hearts and their minds and they stick together. They never had a defeated attitude and I watched them grow from boys to men.” The Bantams won the first-ever conference title game 28-22 in overtime against Furman in 2011. Last year Alice Drive shut out Furman 200. The Wildcats finished the year with a 5-3 mark as runners-up in their first conference title game appearance.

“Shock the SCISA world!” That’s the rallying cry for the Thomas Sumter Academy football team as it prepares to face 2-time defending SCISA 2A state champion Hilton Head Christian in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday. And should the Generals pull off the upset on the road, “shocking” would be an apt description. The Eagles are 7-2 on the season, winners of seven straight games and beat TSA 54-14 on Oct. 4. Thomas Sumter brings a 2-7 record into KESSINGER the contest, beating Robert E. Lee Academy 32-8 last week to earn the final playoff spot from Region I. That being said, the Generals have won two of their three games since Michal Hoge returned to play quarterback after missing the first six games of the season. One other thing that TSA head coach Troy Kessinger hopes will play in his team’s favor is its focus. “That was probably just one of maybe two games since I’ve been here where we did not compete at all in any way,” said Kessinger, who is in his eighth year at Thomas Sumter. “It was a very frustrating game; it was one of the worst performances I’ve ever had a team have. We’d

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ABOVE: Bates Middle School’s Isaiah Drayton, left, stiff-arms Hillcrest’s Imari Hurte during the Bantams’ 26-24 victory on Wednesday in the Sumter County School District Middle School Conference championship game at Sumter Memorial Stadium’s Freddie Solomon Field. BELOW: The Bantams’ Marcus Phillips tries to catch a deep pass against Hillcrest on Wednesday.

Comeback champions Bates rallies in 4th quarter to win 2nd middle school title in last 3 years BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER mchristopher@theitem.com The Bates Middle School football team capped a historic season with a come-from-behind 26-24 victory over Hillcrest Middle School on Wednesday in the Sumter County School District Middle School Conference title game. Bantams eighth-grade quarterback Zykeim Jackson had 107 total yards of offense — 80 passing and 27 rushing — along with three rushing touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback at Sumter Memorial Stadium’s Freddie Solomon Field. The Bantams became the first school to sweep both the regular season and conference title games as they

finished with an 8-0 record. It was the Bantams’ second title in three years since the conference was formed. They accomplished it all with a first-

Tigers’ Brownell glad to have depth BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press CLEMSON — Clemson coach Brad Brownell believes he’ll finally have a chance to build some continuity and that the Tigers will rebound from their first losing season in BROWNELL nine years. In each of Brownell’s previous three seasons, he’s dealt with a roster that was without its lead-

ing scorers from the year before. And that meant watching that year’s upperclassmen develop into the takecharge players the Tigers needed. While that’s happening again with the departures of Devin Booker and Milton Jennings, who accounted for almost 24 points and 14 rebounds last season, Brownell said these Tigers don’t have any seniors and that the SEE TIGERS, PAGE B2

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Clemson head men’s basketball coach Brad Brownell is happy to have K.J. Daniels (32) back and a little more depth on his roster this season.

NEW YORK (AP) — World Series MVP David Ortiz has won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top designated hitter in voting by major league managers and coaches. Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Detroit third baseman ORTIZ Miguel Cabrera and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer each were selected for the fifth time. Silver Slugger awards are given to the top offensive player at each position in the American and Na-

tional Leagues. They were handed out Wednesday night on the MLB Network. Nine of the 18 recipients were first-time winners with major league home run and RBI leader Chris Davis of Baltimore taking home a bat-shaped trophy as the best AL first baseman. The Orioles led all teams with three winners: Outfielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy joined Davis in being picked for the first time. Pittsburgh, Detroit and St. Louis each had two SEE SLUGGERS, PAGE B2


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TV, RADIO TODAY Noon -- International Soccer: UEFA Europa League Match from Krasnodar, Russia -- Swansea vs. Kuban Krasnodar (FOX SPORTS 1). 1 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: Nashville at Colorado (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 1 p.m. -- PGA Golf: The McGladrey Classic First Round from St. Simons Island, Ga. (GOLF). 3 p.m. -- Professional Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals Round-Robin Matches from London (ESPN2). 3 p.m. -- International Soccer: UEFA Europa League Match from London -- FC Sheriff vs. Tottenham (FOX SPORTS 1). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. -- NHL Hockey: New York Islanders at Carolina (SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Clippers at Miami (TNT). 7 p.m. -- High School Football: Thomas Sumter at Robert E. Lee (FTC NOW). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Troy at Louisiana Lafayette (ESPNU). 7:30 p.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Turkish Airlines Open First Round from Antalya, Turkey (GOLF). 8 p.m. -- College Football: Oklahoma at Baylor (FOX SPORTS 1). 8 p.m. -- NFL Football: Washington at Minnesota (NFL NETWORK). 9 p.m. -- Women’s College Soccer: Pacific at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 9 p.m. -- College Football: Oregon at Stanford (ESPN). 9 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: Western Conference Playoffs Semifinal Series Game Two -- Los Angeles at Salt Lake (ESPN2). 9 p.m. -- Professional Baseball: Arizona Fall League Game -- Scottsdale at Salt River (MLB NETWORK). 9:30 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers at Houston (TNT). 11 p.m. -- Women’s College Soccer: Santa Clara at Portland (ESPNU). 11 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: Western Conference Playoffs Semifinal Series Game Two -- Seattle at Portland (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 4 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Turkish Airlines Open Second Round from Antalya, Turkey (GOLF).

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Top 25 Schedule By The Associated Press Friday’s Games (1) Kentucky vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m. (2) Michigan State vs. McNeese State, 7 p.m. (4) Duke vs. Davidson, 7 p.m. (5) Kansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m. (6) Arizona vs. Cal Poly, 10 p.m. (7) Michigan vs. UMass-Lowell, 7 p.m. (8) Oklahoma State vs. MVSU, 8 p.m. (9) Syracuse vs. Cornell, 7 p.m. (10) Florida vs. North Florida, 3 p.m. (12) North Carolina vs. Oakland, 9 p.m. (14) VCU vs. Illinois State, 7 p.m. (17) Marquette vs. Southern U., 8 p.m. (18) UConn vs. Maryland at the Barclays Center, 6:30 p.m. (19) Oregon vs. Georgetown at Camp Humphreys, Seoul, South Korea, 8 p.m. (20) Wisconsin vs. St. John’s at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, S.D., 7 p.m. (21) Notre Dame vs. Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. (24) Virginia vs. James Madison, 7 p.m. (25) Baylor vs. Colorado at American Airlines Center, Dallas, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games (3) Louisville vs. College of Charleston, 1 p.m. (11) Ohio State vs. Morgan State, Noon (15) Gonzaga vs. Bryant, 7 p.m. (16) Wichita State vs. Emporia State, 2 p.m. (22) UCLA vs. Drexel, Mid (23) New Mexico vs. Alabama A&M, 10:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games (1) Kentucky vs. Northern Kentucky, 4 p.m. (21) Notre Dame vs. Stetson, 1 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Top 25 Schedule By The Associated Press Today (2) Oregon at (6) Stanford, 9 p.m. (5) Baylor vs. (12) Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. Friday (20) Louisville at UConn, 8:30 p.m. Saturday (1) Alabama vs. (10) LSU, 8 p.m. (3) Florida State at Wake Forest, Noon (7) Auburn at Tennessee, Noon (9) Missouri at Kentucky, Noon (11) Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. (14) Miami vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (15) Oklahoma State vs. Kansas, 4 p.m. (16) UCLA at Arizona, 10 p.m. (17) Fresno State at Wyoming, 10:15 p.m. (19) UCF vs. Houston, 7 p.m. (21) Wisconsin vs. BYU, 3:30 p.m. (23) Arizona State at Utah, 4 p.m. (24) Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (25) Texas Tech vs. Kansas State, Noon

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 3 1 .750 Brooklyn 2 2 .500 Toronto 2 2 .500 New York 1 3 .250 Boston 0 4 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 3 2 .600 Atlanta 2 2 .500 Charlotte 2 2 .500 Orlando 2 2 .500 Washington 0 3 .000 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 4 0 1.000 Cleveland 2 2 .500 Detroit 2 2 .500 Chicago 1 2 .333 Milwaukee 1 2 .333 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Houston 4 1 .800 Dallas 3 1 .750 San Antonio 3 1 .750 Memphis 2 2 .500 New Orleans 1 3 .250 Northwest Division W L Pct Minnesota 3 1 .750 Oklahoma City 2 1 .667 Portland 2 2 .500 Denver 0 3 .000 Utah 0 4 .000 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 3 1 .750 L.A. Clippers 3 1 .750 Phoenix 3 1 .750 L.A. Lakers 2 3 .400 Sacramento 1 3 .250 Tuesday’s Games Miami 104, Toronto 95 Brooklyn 104, Utah 88 Indiana 99, Detroit 91 Charlotte 102, New York 97 Phoenix 104, New Orleans 98 Dallas 123, L.A. Lakers 104 San Antonio 102, Denver 94 Houston 116, Portland 101 Atlanta 105, Sacramento 100 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Miami, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m.

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L.A. Lakers at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m.

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 7 2 0 .778 234 175 N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 169 231 Miami 4 4 0 .500 174 187 Buffalo 3 6 0 .333 189 236 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 6 2 0 .750 214 155 Tennessee 4 4 0 .500 173 167 Houston 2 6 0 .250 146 221 Jacksonville 0 8 0 .000 86 264 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 6 3 0 .667 217 166 Cleveland 4 5 0 .444 172 197 Baltimore 3 5 0 .375 168 172 Pittsburgh 2 6 0 .250 156 208 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 9 0 0 1.000 215 111 Denver 7 1 0 .875 343 218 San Diego 4 4 0 .500 192 174 Oakland 3 5 0 .375 146 199 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 5 4 0 .556 257 209 Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 225 231 Washington 3 5 0 .375 203 253 N.Y. Giants 2 6 0 .250 141 223 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 6 2 0 .750 216 146 Carolina 5 3 0 .625 204 106 Atlanta 2 6 0 .250 176 218 Tampa Bay 0 8 0 .000 124 190 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 5 3 0 .625 217 197 Chicago 5 3 0 .625 240 226 Green Bay 5 3 0 .625 232 185 Minnesota 1 7 0 .125 186 252 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 8 1 0 .889 232 149 San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 218 145 Arizona 4 4 0 .500 160 174 St. Louis 3 6 0 .333 186 226 Thursday, Nov. 7 Washington at Minnesota, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Open: Cleveland, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, New England Monday, Nov. 11 Miami at Tampa Bay, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 Baltimore at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. San Diego at Miami, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, St. Louis Monday, Nov. 18 New England at Carolina, 8:40 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 14 10 4 0 20 47 35 Toronto 15 10 5 0 20 48 36 Detroit 16 9 5 2 20 40 41 Boston 14 8 5 1 17 38 28 Montreal 16 8 7 1 17 43 34 Ottawa 15 5 6 4 14 46 48 Florida 15 3 8 4 10 31 53 Buffalo 17 3 13 1 7 31 53 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 15 11 4 0 22 48 33 Washington 15 8 7 0 16 50 42 N.Y. Islanders 15 6 6 3 15 47 50 Carolina 15 5 7 3 13 29 45 N.Y. Rangers 14 6 8 0 12 26 40 Columbus 14 5 9 0 10 34 40 New Jersey 14 3 7 4 10 26 42 Philadelphia 14 4 9 1 9 22 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 13 12 1 0 24 42 19 Chicago 15 9 2 4 22 52 42 Minnesota 16 9 4 3 21 43 35 St. Louis 13 9 2 2 20 47 31 Nashville 14 7 5 2 16 31 40 Dallas 15 7 6 2 16 40 44 Winnipeg 16 6 8 2 14 39 47 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 16 12 3 1 25 52 40 San Jose 15 10 1 4 24 57 32 Phoenix 16 11 3 2 24 54 48 Vancouver 17 10 5 2 22 48 44 Los Angeles 15 9 6 0 18 43 40 Calgary 15 6 7 2 14 43 54 Edmonton 16 4 10 2 10 40 62 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Dallas 3, Boston 2, SO St. Louis 3, Montreal 2, SO Phoenix 3, Vancouver 2, SO Buffalo 5, San Jose 4, SO Washington 6, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 4, Columbus 1 Edmonton 4, Florida 3, OT Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1, OT Minnesota 5, Calgary 1 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Chicago, 8 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games New Jersey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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Quarles’ dad says Carolina DT will leave for NFL draft COLUMBIA — The father of South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles says his son will leave school after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. Buddy Quarles said by phone Wednesday his son had talked with Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier and defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward about his decision. Buddy Quarles says Spurrier told QUARLES his son that he could walk with the seniors and other players leaving early at South Carolina’s final home game against Clemson on Nov. 30. Quarles, 6-foot-4, 298-pounds, leads the team with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss. He’s third in the SEC in sacks.

SPORTS ITEMS first championship since 1908. He replaces Dale Sveum, who was fired after two seasons. The Cubs went 66-96 this season and finished at the bottom of the NL Central. NBA BOBCATS RAPTORS

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CHARLOTTE — Gerald Henderson broke out of his shooting slump with a season-high 23 points, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Toronto Raptors 92-90 Wednesday night. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 14 points for Charlotte. Second-year guard Jeffery Taylor scored 13 points off the bench. Josh McRoberts added 13 points and five assists for the Bobcats (3-2).

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The move ends a long search that began with the last-place Cubs targeting New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, only to be denied a shot when he decided to stay put. Instead, the Cubs are hoping Renteria can help develop their young players and lead them to their

INDIANAPOLIS — Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson accounted for all the points in a decisive 12-2 run, thwarting a late charge by the Chicago Bulls and sending the Indiana Pacers, the NBA’s last unbeaten team, to an 97-80 victory Wednesday night. Paul George had 21 points and six rebounds to lead Indiana, while David West had a season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds. Luol Deng and Derrick Rose scored 17 points each to lead Chicago (1-3).

SLUGGERS fromPageB1 winners. First-time selectee Pedro Alvarez (third base) was joined by Pirates teammate Andrew McCutchen. The star outfielder won his second prize. St. Louis’ Yadier Molina (catcher) and Matt Carpenter (second base) received their first Silver Sluggers. The Tigers’ Torii Hunter (outfield) got his second. Washington’s Ian Desmond (shortstop), Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce (outfield) and the Angels’ Mike Trout (outfield) each earned their second straight Silver Slugger. Other first-time winners were: Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt (first base), Colorado’s Michael Cuddyer (outfield) and the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke (pitcher). Several players earned bonuses or salary escalators for winning the award:

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Clemson’s most dynamic player is junior K.J. McDaniels, a 6-6 leaper who is the team’s only returning double-digit scorer (10.9 ppg)

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PHILADELPHIA — John Wall scored 24 points, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-102 on Wednesday night. Bradley Beal had 17 points, Trevor Ariza scored 15 for the Wizards. Evan Turner led Philadelphia with 24 points and Spencer Hawes had 13. Rookie Michael CarterWilliams finished with 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds. MAGIC CLIPPERS

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Nik Vucevic had 30 points and 21 rebounds and hit six free throws in the final 23 seconds to help the Orlando Magic hold on for a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 18 points and 10 assists. CELTICS JAZZ

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BOSTON — Brandon Bass scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 18 to lead Boston to its first win of the season, 97-87 over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. From wire reports

2013 SILVER SLUGGER TEAM By The Associated Press Selected by major league coaches and managers American League 1B — Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles 2B — Robinson Cano, New York Yankees 3B — Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers SS — J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles OF — Mike Trout, L.A. Angels OF — Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers OF — Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles C — Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins DH — David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox National League 1B — Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 2B — Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals 3B — Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates SS — Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals OF — Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates OF — Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies OF — Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds C — Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals P — Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

Cabrera, Hunter and Ortiz each get $100,000 bonuses, while Hardy receives $75,000 and Bruce, Cuddyer, Davis and Molina earn $50,000 apiece. Jones’ base salary next year escalates by $200,000 to $10.2 million and Cuddyer’s rises by $500,000 to $11.5 million.

TIGERS from Page B1 team can set a foundation for the future. “It’s something we haven’t felt like we’ve had here very much,” Brownell said. “Our best players have been our two older players almost every year I’ve been here so you’re never bringing two of your best players from the year before.” Clemson, which relied heavily on Booker and Jennings, was dead last in ACC scoring and 11th of 12 in shooting percentage. Brownell believes improvement will come. He sees more depth and scoring punch in the backcourt with sophomore guards Jordan Roper and Adonis Filer, plus the return from injury of Devin Coleman. Here are five things to watch for from Clemson’s basketball:

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from last year. McDaniels is most effective on the run, something the Tigers couldn’t truly take advantage of last year because of a lack of front-court depth. FRONT COURT

The losses of Booker and Jennings will take some time to fully replace up front. Brownell tried to address that in recruiting, adding a pair of 6-10 players in Ibrahim Djambo and Sidy Djitte to go along with 6-10 Landry Nnoko and 6-8 Josh Smith. BACK COURT

Clemson’s biggest improvement should come at the guard spot. Roper started 13 games as a freshman, led the Tigers with 41 3-pointers and was perhaps the team’s most consistent player down the stretch. Filer is a takecharge slasher who Brownell hopes becomes a finisher the Tigers haven’t had since Demontez Stitt. TOUGH SCHEDULE

There may be few teams in the country with a road stretch as brutal as

Clemson’s midway through the ACC season. From Jan. 21 through Feb. 11, the Tigers play five of six on the road including trips to all three of ACC’s newest members. Clemson starts at Pittsburgh, then goes to North Carolina (where its 0-56 all time) and Florida State. After returning home to take on Georgia Tech, they’ll go to Syracuse and Notre Dame. QUICK TURNAROUND?

New AD Dan Radakovich plans to spend about $80 million to rebuild Littlejohn Coliseum from top to bottom. That means putting a strong product on the court in a timely fashion to let boosters and donors know their funds are being well spent.

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OBITUARIES

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013

LEROY SIMS Sr. Leroy Sims Sr., age 69, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. He was born July 27, 1944, in Sumter, to the late William and Lessie Mae Johnson Sims. Mr. Sims spent his early years in Sumter, but in the 1960s moved to

Massachusetts. He worked as a machinist at Owens Illinois Manufacturing for many years, until his retirement. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Susan Washington Sims; two sons, Elder Leroy (Lillian) Sims Jr. and Anthony (Veronica) Sims; three daughters, Sherry Germain,

Tina Germain and Tammy (Ron) Beliveau; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Sims and James (Gail) Sims; a nephew reared as a brother, Leon (Felicia) Muller; four sisters, Vermell (Frank) Simmons, Louise (Calvin) Scott, Pauline Ryce and Carol (Eugene) Wil-

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liams; honorary nieces and nephews, Theresa and Andre Sims, and Dion and Frank Taylor; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1093 Oswego Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Geneva Stafford, pastor,

presiding. Elder Leroy Sims Jr. will be the eulogist for the service. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Orangehill Church cemetery, Wedgefield. A public viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Whites Mortuary.

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The family is receiving friends at 1749 Polaris Drive, Sumter. Message of condolences can be made at www.whitesmortuary. net. Services have been entrusted to Whites Mortuary, 517 N Guignard Drive, Sumter, (803) 774-8200. SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE B5

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BATES from Page B1 Hillcrest head coach Jamie Gore said a combination of lack of depth and several key players suffering from cramps hurt his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances down the stretch, yet he was proud of their season. The team was also perhaps hurt by the fact they went 0-for-4 on 2-point attempts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a great foundation to build on,â&#x20AC;? Gore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of seventh graders coming back, and unfortunately with us being a military school, I never know who is coming and whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaving, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of good seventh graders returning.â&#x20AC;? Hillcrest was led by quarterback Josh Simon, who had 51 yards rushing on seven carries, including a TD. Sheddrick Ervin led the Wildcats in rushing with 99 yards including a score. Trailing 14-12 at halftime, the Wildcats scored on both of their offensive possessions in the third quarter. Ervin scored on a 44-yard touchdown run at the 3:57 mark to give Hillcrest an 18-14 lead. Then Simon scored on a 7-yard TD run as time expired to end the third quarter, giving the Wildcats a 24-14 lead. But Bates once again found a way to win, led by Jackson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zykeim had to carry the team on his back,â&#x20AC;? Flippin said of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision making. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew they were strong up front, we knew they had good linebackers with great pursuit so we had to spread them out and I told Zykeim to pick a lane and protect the ball. He found the right lane and led us to the end zone.â&#x20AC;? Trailing by 10 points, Bates also got a little help down the stretch both on special teams and offense to seal the victory. Jackson scored on a 9-yard TD run with 6:30 to play, making it a 24-20 Wildcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lead after failing on the 2-point conversion. He then scored on a 1-yard QB keeper at the 2:57 mark to put the Bantams up by two after the 2-point conversion failed again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Coach told us to) just keep our head up, keep playing and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get through it,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said.. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach said to stick together and play hard until the fourth quarter.â&#x20AC;? Bates got the ball back on the ensu-

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Hillcrest Middle Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michael Parker, right, finds a running lane during the Willdcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 26-24 loss to Bates on Wednesday in the Sumter County School District Middle School Conference title game at Sumter Memorial Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freddie Solomon Field.

ing kickoff thanks to a Wildcat fumble at the Bates 47 with 2:45 remaining to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just happen to go that way,â&#x20AC;? Filppin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luck fell our way. We tried to kick it deep and out of bounds to make them try to return it and pin them deep, but things ended up going our way.â&#x20AC;? The Bantams converted a key thirdand-seven as Isaiah Drayton ran for 3 yards, but a Hillcrest penalty resulted in a first down with 2:11 to play and leaving them with no timeouts. Bates eventually turned the ball over on downs giving the Wildcats the ball at their own 26 with nine seconds left. One incomplete Hillcrest pass later and the Bantams were crowned champions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The critical (third-and-seven) that Isaiah (Drayton) had to stay in bounds to get the first down so they had to use their timeouts was the game-deciding moment,â&#x20AC;? Flippin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zykeim scored us the touchdowns, but that play was critical to get the first down to keep the

BARONS from Page B1 and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the plays we typically make offensively prior to that game.â&#x20AC;? The Barons allowed 161 passing yards and 186 rushing yards to Heathwood, which is 2-8. Sophomore Brandon Hill led HH on the ground with 147 rushing yards, including the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only score â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a 78-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Seniors Logan McGill and Will Detwiler split time at quarterback for the Highlanders. McGill ended up 11 of 15 with 111 passing yards and an interception while Detwiler was 4 of 8 for 50 yards and an interception. McGillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game is questionable as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nursing a hamstring injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now if McGill canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go then we feel good about (Will) Detwiler going in to play QB,â&#x20AC;? Heathwood Hall head coach Jon Wheeler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done it for three years prior to this

and half the time this year so we feel good about him if he has to take snaps.â&#x20AC;? The Barons need to execute in all three phases of the game in order to be successful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to change a whole lot, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to change a whole lot and I think most everybody has the mindset if we do what we do,â&#x20AC;? Lane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got us to this point and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to try and reinvent the wheel.â&#x20AC;? In order for the Highlanders to win theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need WH to be at its worst, according to Wheeler. He said his team has been outmatched all season, yet it continues to fight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only chance we have at all is for them to turn the ball over a bunch and we hold onto it,â&#x20AC;? Wheeler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The stars are going to have to align for us to even have a chance because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a great football team.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve faced a lot of adversity and the message this year has been to keep fighting, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give in and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quit,â&#x20AC;? the Highlanders coach explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boys have been outmanned every game and kept fighting, and a lot of credit goes to their character and their effort and attitude. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of them for that.â&#x20AC;? A big reason for WHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success has been the play of senior QB Williams Kinney, who is 93 of 132 for 1,589 yards and has thrown 17 touchdowns to two interceptions. He also is the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-leading rusher with 685 yards on 81 carries and 11 scores. Senior Jay Goodson leads the with 1,040 yards and 15 TDs on 97 carries. Parker McDuffie completes a trio of backs that have rushed for more than 500 yards as the senior has 550 yards and six scores on 94 carries. Devin Singleton leads the team in receiving with 556 yards and seven TDs on 20 catch-

clock running.â&#x20AC;? Bates opened the game with an effective first offensive possession scoring on a Trashad Jett 13-yard TD run to give the Bantams an early 6-0 lead. Hillcrest used a 7-play, 65yard drive using four different ball carriers, capped off with a Chris Simon 1-yard TD run to knot the game at 6-6. A 41-yard kickoff return set up the Bantams in prime field position on their second offensive drive setting up at the Hillcrest 32. Five plays later the team faced a fourth-and-six decision from the 17. Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17-yard TD scamper paid off and Jackson added a 2-point run to give the Bantams a 14-6 lead with 6:02 to play before halftime. Hillcrest got the ball and started its second offensive possession at their own 44 after a 24-yard kickoff return by Ervin. Ten plays later, Michael Parker ran in from 4 yards out for a score to make it a 14-12 game after a Wildcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2-point run failed.

es, but is still nursing an injury. Goodson, McDuffie and JD Croft each have at least 200 yards receiving. Goodson is the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-leading receiver with 340 yards on 21 catches while McDuffie has 221 yards receiving on 18 catches and Croft has 200 yards on 15 catches. Defensively the Barons are led in tackles by junior John Wells Baker with 88. Senior John Patrick Sears has 77 followed by sophomores Robert James with 66 and John Ballard with 61. Junior Will Watson leads the team in sacks with five and senior Tripp Whaley has five. James also leads the team in interceptions with four

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State zip codes determine who gets free Silver coins Vault Bags loaded with U.S. Gov’t issued coins are up for grabs as thousands of U.S. residents stand to miss the deadline to claim the money; now any resident of South Carolina who finds their zip code listed below gets to claim the bags of money for themselves and keep any valuable coins found inside by covering the Vault Bag fee within the next 2 days SOUTH CAROLINA - The phone lines are ringing off the hook. That’s because for the next 2 days Vault Bags containing valuable U.S. Gov’t issued coins are actually being handed over to Sumter area residents who find their zip code listed in today’s publication. “Now that the bags of money are up for grabs South Carolina residents are claiming as many as they can get before they’re all gone. That’s because after the Vault Bags were loaded with over 100 U.S. Gov’t issued coins the bags were sealed for good. But, we do know that some of the coins date clear back to the early 1900s, including: Silver, scarce, highly collectible, and currently circulating U.S. Gov’t issued nickels, dimes and quarter dollars, so there’s no telling what you’ll find until you sort through all the coins,” said Timothy J. Shissler, Chief Numismatist for the private World Reserve. The only thing residents need to do is find their zip code on the Distribution List printed in today’s publication. If their zip code is on the list, they need to immediately call the National Claim Hotline before the 2-day order deadline ends. Everyone who does is being given the 90% pure Silver Walking Liberty coin for free just by covering the fee for each Vault Bag loaded with over 100 U.S. Gov’t issued coins for only $99 each as long as they call before the deadline ends. Since this advertising announcement can’t stop dealers and collectors from hoarding any of the valuable coins they can get their hands on, the World Reserve had to set a strict limit of ten Vault Bags per resident. “Coin values always fluctuate and there are never any guarantees, but those who get in on this now will be the really smart ones. Just think what some of these coins could be worth someday,” said Shissler. Each Vault Bag is loaded in part with highly sought after collector coins dating clear back to the 1900s including a 90% pure Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar, an Eisenhower Dollar, some of the last ever minted U.S. Dollars, Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver Mercury Dimes, rarely seen Liberty ‘V’ Nickels, nearly 100 year old Buffalo Nickels and a big scoop of unsearched currently circulating U.S. Gov’t issued nickels, dimes and quarter dollars. “We’re bracing for all the calls because there are just hours left for residents to get the Silver Walking Liberty coin free,” he said. So, Sumter area residents lucky enough to find their zip code listed in today’s publication need to immediately call the National Claim Hotlines before the 2-day deadline ends to get the Silver Walking Liberty coin free. If lines are busy keep trying, all calls will be answered.

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NORMA PERKINS Norma Jean Allen Benenhaley Perkins, 49, wife of Lawrence J. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Larryâ&#x20AC;? Perkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Madaline Dew Allen. Mrs. Perkins was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was twice married, first to the late Loring Lee Benenhaley. Surviving are her husband of Sumter; her father, James Rudolph Oxendine; a daughter, Casey Benenhaley; a stepson, Eric (Stephanie) Benenhaley; a stepdaughter, Michele (Tom) Nichols; a sister, Diane (Ronnie) Sharp; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Theodora â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tippyâ&#x20AC;? Busshart. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Mosier officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church and other times at the home of Tiffany Marsh, 490 Pinecrest Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Norma Benenhaley Perkins Memorial FundFirst Citizens Bank, Bultman Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

AUDREY J. BAXTER Audrey Yvonne Jackson Baxter was born Nov. 6, 1957, in Sumter County, to Virginia and the late Henry Jackson. She departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Mrs. Baxter was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. After graduation from Sumter High School, she continued to pursue a higher education at USC, where she majored in business management. Mrs. Baxter was truly a dedicated and devoted Christian. In her early years, she was a member of Allen Chapel AME in Sumter. Later, she became a member of Full Gospel Word and Worship Center in Columbia. After receiving a promotion in the Kingdom in 2001, Mrs. Baxter, along with her family, was led to move to Jacksonville, Fla., to launch Higher Ground Ministries. Mrs. Baxter leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Virginia Martin Jackson; a loving and devoted husband, Otis Baxter; two sons, Andre (Teresa) Baxter and Jeremy (Star) Baxter; a sister, Virnetta Bennett (James) Evans; a brother, Elwood (Dorothy) Jackson, all of Sumter; a mother-inlaw, Julia Baxter; six brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, who really loved her.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem St., Sumter, with the Rev. John Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Beulah Haynesworth Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, 106 Keels Road, Sumter. Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to jobsmortuary.net.

ANNIE MAE SINGLETARY Annie Mae Singletary, 57, entered into a peaceful rest on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1956, in Lee County, she was a daughter of Mary Fortune Singletary and the late Henry George Singletary. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. Annie Mae was a member of Unionville AME Church, Mayesville. She joined UAC at an early age and was unable to attend after a failure of health. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her mother, Mary Singletary of Sumter; four beautiful children, Charlotte Burgess, Prince Singletary and Alexander (Charlista) Singletary, all of Sumter, and Priscilla (Bryant) Brown of Summerville; three aunts, Maxine McCray, Eunice Peacox and Belinda Boykin; six caring and loving sisters, Doretha (Eugene) Singleton, Geneva (Bobby) Mickens, Joria Singletary, Evelina Singletary, Edna Mae Jennings and Frances Singletary; two dear brothers, Henry and Donald Singletary; two loving grandchildren she reared as her own, Jessica and Jennifer Burgess; 19 grandchildren; a special daughter, Michelle Shannon-McKnight; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a close friend, Mitchell â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bubbaâ&#x20AC;? Shannon; and her loving grandmother, Drucilla Boone. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Unionville AME Church, 1330 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville, with the Rev. Alvin E. Webb, pastor, eulogist. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home, 429 Loring Drive, Sumter. A wake service will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. today in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Funeral procession will leave at 1:20 p.m. from the home. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Oakland Avenue, Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneral-

homeinc.com. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

HENRY C. EDENS Jr. Henry Curtis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Curtâ&#x20AC;? Edens Jr., of Dalzell, died on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Mr. Edens was born May 4, 1924, in Sumter County, a son of the late Henry Curtis Sr. and Nelle Moore Edens. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1941 and from Clemson College with a degree in agricultural engineering in 1948. His college education was interrupted in June of 1943 due to World War II, during which he served with the 44th Infantry Division until May 1946 after receiving a battlefield commission in Germany in 1945. While serving in the 44th Infantry Division, Mr. Edens was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action while leading his squad through enemy fire near the vicinity of Rimling, France. During his service to our country, Mr. Edens was also a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal in December 1944. Mr. Edens joined his father in 1948 with their family farming operation. At that time, peanuts were their main crop along with corn, cotton, wheat, and soybeans. They led in the growing, drying, and buying of peanuts from local farmers. In 1962, he was awarded the Sumter Jaycee Young Farmer Award. In 1968, his family was awarded the Master Farm Family of South Carolina Award, which was presented by the Progressive Farmer and the South Carolina Extension Service for notable accomplishments in farming, homemaking, and citizenship. Mr. Edens served 18 years on the Sumter County ASC Committee, which led and advised local farmers. Mr. Edens was an outstanding citizen who served on many county and state organizations. In the field of education, he served on the County School Consolidation Committee from 1951 to 1953. He also served on the District 2 school board for 18 years, serving as chairman for two of those years. He served the Sumter community as a member of the Sumter County Commission for Higher Education in the establishment of Clemson University in Sumter. He dedicated four years of service to the Sumter County Development Board, helping to bring local industries to Sumter County. Mr. Edens was a lifelong member of Dalzell United Methodist Church, serving many years as Sunday school superintendent, as well as serving on numerous other boards and

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committees. Mr. Edens was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Johnson Edens. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Curtis Edens III and Sandra Brunson Edens of Dalzell, Charles Tennyson Edens and Bobbi LeMoyne Edens of Sumter, and Mark Spears Edens and Ellen Chesson Edens of Dalzell; a daughter, Carol Edens Epps and Edwin Carlyle Epps of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Kipperlann Edens Ackerman and Curt McKenzie Ackerman of Sumter, Michelle Edens Long and Timothy William Long of Charlotte, N.C., Brienne Edens Oliver and Jeremy Adam Oliver of Charleston, Curtis Garrett and Lindsey Bailey Edens of Taylors, Anna Edens Hurst and Michael Garrett Hurst of Winston-Salem, N.C., Charles Tennyson Edens Jr. and Allison Minus Edens of Lake Wylie, N.C., Elizabeth Edens Quinn and Robert Alexander Quinn of Columbia, Catherine Clair Edens Epps of Asheville, N.C., Mark Spears Edens Jr. of Dalzell, William Fleetwood Tennyson Epps of Spartanburg, and CurtisLynne Edens of Sumter; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith Edens Baker and Arthur Wellington Baker of Blythewood and Alice Edens Newman and Van Tilberg Newman Jr. of Columbia; and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was also predeceased by one sister, Helen Edens Richardson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dalzell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wanda Altman officiating. Burial will be in Tirzah Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dalzell. Pallbearers will be Curt McKenzie Ackerman, Curtis Garrett Edens, Charles Tennyson Edens Jr., Mark Spears Edens Jr., William Fleetwood Tennyson Epps, Michael Garrett Hurst, Timothy William Long, Jeremy Adam Oliver and Robert Alexander Quinn. The family is receiving friends at the home, 3905 Black River Road, Dalzell. Memorials can be made to Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, Dalzell, SC 29040 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. The family would like to extend appreciation to Visiting Angels, Amedisys Home Health and Hospice, and all caregivers for their loving care and support. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

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ANNIE W. SIZEMORE Annie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nellâ&#x20AC;? Watts Sizemore, 79, widow of Chandler Sizemore, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at a local nursing center. Born in Tabor City, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Brice Luke and Isabelle Strickland Watts. Mrs. Sizemore was a member of New Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Jannette Sizemore Joyner and husband, Al, of Sumter; a sister, Sally Kalin and husband, Bob, of Columbia; one grandson, Chandler Joyner and wife, Ashleigh, of Sumter; and one greatgrandchild, Haleigh Joyner. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Chandler Sizemore; four sisters; and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Underwood officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

YOREONA Z. HAWKINS Yoreona Zacoy Hawkins, 9, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia. Born Sept. 4, 2004, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Jacob Dennis Jr. and Jennifer Hawkins. She was also the great-granddaughter of Benjamin Sr. and Josephine Grant Dawson. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home, 308 Council St., Sumter. Williams Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements. WILLARD J. BRADLEY Willard James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddyâ&#x20AC;? Bradley departed his earthly home on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the age of 74. Buddy was a son of the late John Burrell Bradley and Ruth Nesbitt Bradley and the

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SUMMONS IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEASE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-1036 State of South Carolina County of Sumter State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Plaintiff, v. Trivia McMillan, Charlie Jacobs, Curtis McMillan, Ruthie Prince, Marcia bethune China and Evette Washington, Defendants TO THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the undersigned attorneys at their offices, 935 Broad Street, P.O. Drawer 39, Camden, SC 29020, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

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of Lot No. 49, on said plat, whereon it measures 150 feet; on the South by lands now or formerly of Robert E. Graham, whereon it measures 87 feet; and on the West by Lot No.47, whereon it measures 150 feet.

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. KORN LAW FIRM, P.A. P.O. Box 11264 1300 Pickens Street Columbia, South Carolina 29211-1264

Columbia, South Carolina October 17, 2013

DEFICIENCY WAIVED

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 13-CP-43-1679

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF7, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF7, PLAINTIFF, vs. Isaiah Jackson, Mildred A. Jackson, and Branch Banking and Trust Company, DEFENDANT(S).

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned at their office, 1300 Pickens Street, Columbia, South Carolina, within thirty (30) days after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff, in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on September 11, 2013.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter "Order"), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, KORN LAW FIRM, P.A., P. O. Box 11264, 1300 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or call (803) 252-5817. KORN LAW FIRM, P.A., represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY / AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss

(NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER MidFirst Bank, PLAINTIFF, vs. Veronica Holland; The Estate of Janice J. Holland, and any other Heirs, Personal Representatives, Successors, Assigns, Spouses, Creditors, and all others claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate known as 422 Dogwood Drive, Sumter, SC, 29150, any adults or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any minors or persons under legal disability, being a class designated as Richard Roe; Marvin Holland; Johnnie Lee Holland, Jr.; and Songa N. Holland, DEFENDANT(S). TO THE NAMED:

DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action, together with the Summons, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on September 18, 2013 at 2:42 p.m.

NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

BY: MICHAL KALWAJTYS Attorney for Plaintiff

SUMMONS AND NOTICES

F11-07321 TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED:

State of South Carolina County of Sumter

Summons & Notice

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2013-CP-43-01644

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER

Summons & Notice

DuBose-Robinson, PC

Summons & Notice

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YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, P.O. Box 71727, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29415, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO THE MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference to the Master in Equity for Sumter, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in this Court upon Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendants for foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Veronica Holland and Janice J. Holland to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for 1st Choice Mortgage/ Equity Corp. of Lexington, a South Carolina Corporation, in the amount of $ 60,037.00 dated December 14, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in Book 1097 at Page 2294 on December 20, 2007. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage as by the foreclosure thereof, were, at the time of the making thereof, and at the time of the filing of this Notice, described as follows: All that piece, parcel and lot of land, lying, being and situate in the City of Sumter, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, shown and designated at Lot No. 48, and 21 feet of Lot No. 49 on the South side of Dogwood Drive, as shown on plat of Palmer and Malone, C.E.'s dated October 31, 1949, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-8 at Page 141. According to said plat, this property is bounded and measures 87 feet; on the East by the remainder

Summons & Notice

TMS #: 249-02-04-006 Property Address: 422 Dogwood Drive, Sumter, SC ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading and filing of the Petition of the Plaintiff for the appointment of Kelley Woody, attorney in Columbia, South Carolina, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi for all unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a legal disability, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Attorney at Law, be and she is hereby appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi on behalf of unknown minors or persons under a legal disability, all of whom may have an interest in or claim to have some interest in the real property known as 422 Dogwood Drive, Sumter, SC, 29150; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless the said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem for the said Defendants; AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendants by publication thereof in the The Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action.

Sumter, South Carolina October 17, 2013

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Supreme Court of South Carolina Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may be eligible for foreclosure intervention programs for the purpose of resolving the above-referenced foreclosure action. If you wish to be considered for a foreclosure intervention program, you must contact Finkel Law Firm LLC, 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450 (29405), P.O. Box 71727 (29415), North Charleston, SC 29405, or call (843) 577-5460 within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Finkel Law Firm LLC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you and is not authorized to provide you any legal advice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PROCESS, THE FORECLOSURE MAY PROCEED. NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq.): This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information you provide will be used for that purpose. However, if you have previously received a discharge from bankruptcy, this message is not and should be construed as an attempt to collect a debt, but only as a requirement pursuant to the administrative order. FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC P.O. Box 71727 North Charleston, S.C. 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff October 25, 2013

James C. Campbell Clerk of Court for Sumter County

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements COIN SHOW, SUMTER MALL Sat Nov. 9th 10am - 5pm Buy, Sell or trade coins. Drawing will be held for a Gold Coin. Tickets $1.00. Call 803-775-8840

BUSINESS SERVICES Home Improvements Professional Remodelers Home maintenance, ceramic tile, roofing, siding & windows doors, etc. Lic. & Ins. (Office) 803-692-4084 or (Cell) 803-459-4773 H.L. Boone, Contractor additions, painting, roofing, gutters, sheetrock, blown ceilings, decks. 773-9904

Roofing C&B Roofing Superior work afford. prices. Free est., Sr. disc. Comm/Res 30 yr warr. 290-6152 All Types of Roofing & Repairs All work guaranteed. 30 yrs exp. SC lic. Virgil Bickley 803-316-4734.

Hillcrest Masonic Lodge 2795 Frierson Rd Sat Nov. 9th 8-12 Sponsored by Order of the Amaranth Items for the entire family! LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up Open every weekend. 905-4242

Sumter Freewill Baptist 971 Blvd Rd. Nov. 7th, 8th 9th, 8am -until Hot dogs, drinks & sweets, Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun. 4 Families - 535 Mimosa Rd. Nov. 7th, 8th & 9th, 8-5. Clothes, golf balls, misc items. Near Alice & Wise Dr. Across from Gateway Baptist Church. 1360 Airport Rd. Fri & Sat. 6am-3pm. Some Furn, hshld items, appliances, jewelry and much more!!!!

For Sale or Trade 1969 Airstream $4,000 OBO AS IS! 803-406-6159. Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364 Firewood for Sale Will Deliver 803 651-8672 Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439

A Notch Above Tree Care Full quality service low rates, lic./ins., free est BBB accredited 983-9721

Junk Batteries $8 & up!

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

MERCHANDISE Want to Buy Golden Kernel Pecan Company 1214 S. Guignard Dr. Sumter, SC 803-968-9432 We buy pecans, We sell Pecan halves & Pieces, Chocolate, Sugarfree Chocolate, Butter Roasted, Sugar & Spiced, Prailine, Honey Glazed, English Toffee Gift Packages available, Fruit Cake mix

Farm Products Flowers Farm Produce 2037 Summerton Hwy 1 mi. N of Summerton, Hwy 15 M-F 9-5 Sat 9-3. Homegrown fresh vegetables. U pick tomatoes Ends 11/16/13

Junk Cars = CASH Call Gene 934-6734 Antique Side Board, lg. mirror, recliner, office chair, hutch, kitchen items. 316-7407. Seasoned Oak Firewood for sale, Full size truck $75 . Call Fred 464-5668 or 803-883-8074

EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Full-Time Established Heating and Air Conditioning Company looking for an experienced HVAC service technician. Must have experience, a valid driver's license, people skills, good personality. Great benefits offered and top pay! Send all responses to P-Box 343 c//o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151 The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SSG Michael Wright 803-667-0985 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979

REAL ESTATE

Private Home Health Care Sitter. Reasonable rates. Call 803-236-2685 for more info.

ASE Certified Mechanic 5 day work week, competitive pay. Apply in person to Jamie Bilton, Bilton Lincoln, 70 W. Wesmark, 803-773-7339.

RENTALS

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

Rooms for Rent

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Tree Service

The Tree Doctor Any size tree removal & stump grinding. Trimming & clearing. No job too big or small. Call 775-8560 or 468-1946. We accept credit cards and offer senior discounts

Ricky's Tree Service in search of certified bucket truck operator & power line trimmer. Call 803-435-2223

Work Wanted

F/T Optical Retail Sales. Experience preferred but not required. Must work Saturdays. Will accept resumes on Wed. Nov. 6th or 13th from 2 - 4 pm at H. Rubin Vision Center, 1057 Broad St., Box 1, Sumter Mall. Sumter, SC 29150 ONLY! No phone calls, please. Dress to Impress! Experienced person needed to work in Property Management/Real Estate Office. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Words computer applications. Experience with Property Management Software a plus. Outstanding organizational & multi-tasking skills are required. Send resume & referenced to Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc., 1229 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 Attn: Joyce Shorter (No Phone Calls Please!) Hoyt's is seeking an HVAC service tech. Must be EPA certified, min 3 years exp, residential and/or commercial. Must have a good driving record and clean background check. Top pay based upon attitude and experience. Apply at 710 N. Wise Drive, Sumter, SC Office Assistant/Vet Assistant with excellent computer skills and telephone 'etiquette. Full-time. Must be able to work with all types of animals. High school diploma needed. References are required. Send resume to 2093 Alex Harvin Hwy. Manning, S.C. 29102

ROOMS FOR RENT, $100- $125 /wkly. All utilities & cable included. 803-938-2709 ROOM For Rent Bi-weekly or monthly. Near Morris College. Kit. privileges, all utilities incl 469-4668

Unfurnished Apartments

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17.9 acres off Mims Rd. On London & Wells Rd. Asking $63,000 OBO. Call 803-795-7484

3Br 2.5 Ba Home Large workshop, fenced yard, $745 Mo+Dep Quiet neighborhood Call 803-406-6159 Must See! 3 Br, 1.5 ba, FD, office, covered carport with workshop in Pinewood. Call Donnie at 803-972-3110. For Rent 3BR 1BA house in Home Branch Paxville area $650 month/deposit (803)473-7577

MUST SELL, MAKE OFFER: 411 N. Magnolia, renovated. C/H/A. Garage, workshop & shed. Comm lot facing LaFayette. Fin Avail. 775-4391/ 464-5960

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

Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 1878 Amberwood off Pack Rd. 2BR/1.5BA, walk down Den 21x14, $350/mo. Call 803 305-5936

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Montreat St: (off Miller Rd.) 2BR 1BA gas & electric + appl's. No pets. $350 mo + dep. 316-8105.

Cake Decorator Needed Apply in person with current portfolio at Serendipity Cafe 118 S Main St Sumter 774-4007 Delivery Man needed for heavy deliveries and install for major household appliances. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Send resume to Box 342 c//o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 29151

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