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Man worried about cash, drugs going up in smoke pleads guilty Ham awaits sentence for 6 counts of possession with intent to distribute crack BY JIM HILLEY Special to The Item Rico Junior Ham will have plenty of time to ponder some burning questions after pleading guilty to six

counts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute in federal court. Ham’s problems began Jan. 11, 2009, when the mobile home he was renting in Sumter County caught on fire.

Firefighters were called to the scene and entered the home to douse the flames. Soon Ham was on the scene and, apparently worried about some portraits of United States presidents and

notable patriots he had stashed under the carpet, Ham asked the firemen to retrieve his stash of cash. Soon the Lincolns and Jacksons were safely in Ham’s possession.


Ham, however, was still not content. Secreted away in an old television set was a bucket, Ham told the firemen. Could SEE HAM, PAGE A10

Report card gives ‘Good’ rating for local district

Customers shop for shoes at Simpson Hardware’s Ladies Night event on Thursday. The event attracted hundreds of customers, seen below lining up outside the store, to kick off the Christmas shopping season. Scarves and newly released boots were popular items with this year’s customers.



LEFT: The doors are opened for a long line of patrons at the Ladies Night event.

Brice wins Song of the Year BY BRADEN BUNCH


Lee Brice, winner of the award for Song of the Year for “I Drive Your Truck,” is seen backstage at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.

For country music singer and Sumter native Lee Brice, the accolades continue to grow. Now, the 32-year-old also holds the reins on country Song of the Year, after “I Drive My Truck” from his latest album won the award Wednesday night at the 47th CMA awards. Despite his performance winning the award, Brice was quick to credit others for the accolades.

heard it,” he said. Wednesday night’s award ceremony was a busy one for Brice, who was also nominated for the New Artist of the Year award and presented the Vocal Duo of the Year award during the show. This also comes at a busy time in his life, as he and his wife, Sara, are expecting their second son. And the accolades could continue to grow very soon for Brice, as he is part of four more nominations for the American SEE BRICE, PAGE A10


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“This award is completely about the song and the writers,” Brice said. The song, written by the team of Ben Glover, Billy Montana and John Ozier, was actually competing with “Hard 2 Love,” another performance from Brice’s album of the same name. Brice said he felt the winning song, about a fallen soldier whose father still drives his truck, would connect with listeners the first time it was presented to him. “’I Drive Your Truck’ blew my mind first time I

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Sumter School District has received a “Good” rating from the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee for its performance during the 2012-13 school year. This is the second-straight year the consolidated school district has received an absolute rating of Good, as well as a “Below Average” growth rating. The EOC assigns both districts and READ MORE schools one of five rankings — Find a breakdown descending of ratings by from Excellent school on page A5. to Good to Average to Below Not good enough: Average to AtMath, reading Risk — as part scores up slightly of its annual asin U.S. / A6 sessment as required by the Education Accountability Act. A large majority of the Sumter schools, 19 of the 25 receiving ratings, were scored as Average, while three — Alice Drive Elementary School, Millwood Elementary School and Shaw Heights Elementary School — received Good ratings and three — Crosswell Drive Elementary School, F.J. Delaine Elementary SEE RATINGS, PAGE A5



The extended obituary on Henry Curtis “Curt” Edens that published in Thursday’s edition of The Item should have stated that he married Ruth Johnson in 1945, not Sandra Brunson. Read more about Edens on page A2.

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Bishopville council picks mayor pro tem

COLUMBIA — A former South Carolina State University trustee is facing dozens of new charges including racketeering and wire fraud in a public corruption investigation connected to at least one other former board member, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The new allegations against Jonathan Pinson, 43, come months after his arrest in January, when Pinson was accused of taking kickbacks. Prosecutors said he tried to get the Orangeburg school to buy land from a Florida developer in ex-

BISHOPVILLE — During the city council meeting Tuesday afternoon, Bishopville gained a new mayor pro tem. Council unanimously appointed Councilman Wesley Drayton as mayor pro tem, replacing Councilman Ennis DRAYTON Bryant. Bryant expressed his complete faith in Drayton, who has served on council since 2010. “Drayton will do very well as mayor pro tem in my opinion,” Bryant said. “He’s very energetic and really stays sharp at the meetings.” When the matter of mayor pro tem was addressed, Drayton was nominated by Councilwoman Willie Mae Muldrow. Council members Ken Currie, Michael Morrow, Craig Nesbit and Bryant voted “yes” on the nomination. Drayton was not present during the meeting. Mayor Alexander Boyd gave his sincerest gratitude toward Bryant during the meeting for his service as mayor pro tem. The mayor pro tem acts as the mayor during the absence or disability of the current mayor. If the mayor is recalled or steps down, the mayor pro tem would take over the position until the next general election.

change for a Porsche SUV. The new allegations include claims Pinson lied to law enforcement during the investigation, paid himself money that should have gone to contractors on a government-funded project and submitted false HUD paperwork in order to get more money. The indictment unsealed Thursday lists Pinson as an investor on projects named in the indictment of another former S.C. State board member, Lance Wright. Those projects include a Marion County development and the Columbia housing project funded in part by federal stimulus money.

Wright — who served on the board with Pinson from 2008 until 2012, when both men resigned — pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud and conspiracy. Among other allegations, prosecutors said he and two business partners used loans intended to fund certain projects to pay off other expenses and gave $5,000 to an employee of the City of Columbia, where the men were developing a 60unit, public-housing complex. Asked to elaborate on connections between the two cases, federal prosecutors would only characterize Wright’s charges as part of an ongoing fraud and public corruption case.


A large crowd of book lovers, all of them members of the Friends of the Sumter County Library, attend a preview book sale especially for them Tuesday at Sumter Mall. Now open to the public, the sale offers thousands of new and used hardcover and paperback books of all genres. Admission is free to the sale in a store next to Victoria’s Secret. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardcover books are $1. On Sunday, fill a bag issued at the door for $4. Proceeds benefit library programs.



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

After returning from the war, he married Ruth Johnson in 1945 and returned to Clemson, where he received a degree in agricultural engineering in 1948. Shortly afterward he returned to Sumter County, where Edens joined his father’s farming operation growing peanuts and ITEM FILE PHOTO crops including corn, H.C. “Curt” Edens Jr. talks about his life farming the land cotton, wheat and soythat his family has farmed for more than 100 years during beans. Edens’ Peanut a 2009 interview with The Item at his home in Dalzell. Farm was widely known and was among December 1944 and was Charles Edens, said. the largest and most awarded the Bronze Star Henry “Hank” Edens successful peanut operfor heroic action while III said his dad saw ations in the state. engaged with enemy some rough times in EuHe was a recipient of forces near Rimling, rope during the war. the Sumter Jaycee France, in early 1945. “He was on the front Young Farmer Award in “Like a lot of those lines during the Battle of 1962, and his family rewho were in the thick of the Bulge and ended up ceived the Master Farm things, he didn’t talk with frozen feet. Then, in Family of South Caroliabout it much until the January 1945, he was na Award in 1968. last few years,” his son, back in action at Rimling.” Edens was a member

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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. “He was an all round good fellow,” said Allene Compton. “I’ve known him since we were six years old and in grade school together. When you’ve known someone for all of your life, it is hard to put it in words,” she said. “He had a great sense of humor and was a real fine fellow.” 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 to his children showed the practicality of a farmer. “He told us to work hard at what you’re doing, and do it well,” Hank said. “He was a good money manager, and he taught us to live within our means,” Carol said. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, where he was a lifelong member. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Wanda Altman. Burial will take place at Tirzah Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dalzell. — Jim Hilley

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From left, Roland Robinson, membership chairman for the Sumter Branch of the NAACP; Elizabeth Kilgore, secretary; Gladys R. Mack, grandmother; and Ferdinand Burns, president, present the Junior Life Membership plaque to the branch’s youngest NAACP member, 2-year-old Chance T.K. Mack, at their monthly membership meeting Oct. 27 at Goodwill Presbyterian Church in Mayesville.



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A 31-year-old woman reportedly told law enforcement that a 35-year-old man choked her about 10:50 a.m. Saturday in the fifth block of Tumbleweed Court. Her juvenile son then went to a neighbor’s house to call law enforcement, and the man pulled a sawed-off, double-barrel shotgun from under the dresser and threatened her, according to the report. They struggled, and the man went into the bathroom. The woman heard choking sounds and reportedly found him hanging from the shower curtain rod with a curling iron cord. She cut the cord, and law enforcement found the 35-year-old man slumped in the bath tub. EMS transported the suspect to the hospital. BREAK-IN:

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, a man was asleep in his home in the 900 block of Houck Street when he reportedly noticed a light coming from under his bedroom door. He called out to see who was there, and a burglar reportedly ran out the home’s front door. The suspect apparently entered the home by removing a window air conditioner. At 10:42 p.m. Wednesday, a 20-year-old woman heard someone kick in the door of her home in the 900 block of

| A window also sustained $100 in damage. A Nikon digital camera with a Nikon 70-by20-inch lens valued at $5,700 was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Alice Drive between 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and 6 a.m. Nov. 1. A Toshiba laptop valued at $300 and a 32inch Sony flat-screen TV valued at $450 were reportedly stolen from the 800 block of Sliding Rock Lane between 7:10 and 11:45 a.m. Nov. 1. A door sustained $300 in damage. A .32-caliber H&R pistol valued at $300 was reportedly stolen from the 100 block of Macy Street about 6:35 p.m. Nov. 1. The rims and tires were reportedly stolen from a car parked in the 700 block of East Liberty Street between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30

Miller Road. She stepped out of her bedroom to see a man in his teens or 20s reportedly holding a knife. According to reports, the man called out “Alki, she’s home,� then ran out the front door. Another man, approximately the same age, struggled with the woman before fleeing the home and reportedly attempted to punch her as she pushed the door closed behind him. The woman then took her 4-year-old daughter, who had been asleep on the couch, and went to a relative’s home to call police. STOLEN PROPERTY:

A 46-inch Hisense flat-screen TV valued at $600 and three knives valued at $100 each were reportedly stolen from the 600 block of North Magnolia Street between 1 p.m. Oct. 30 and 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

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According to reports, electrical wires valued at $10,000 were cut; wires to three circuit boxes were cut, causing $200 in damage; and four copper water lines, valued at $200, were cut and missing at a construction site in the 2000 block of Broad Street between 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and 7:45 a.m. Nov. 1. A vehicle reportedly sustained scratches and dents while parked in the 900 block of Wolf Pack Court between 3 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $2,500. An apartment in the 1000 block of Companion Court reportedly sustained $150 in damage to the living room walls and $1,500 in dam-

On Tuesday, Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to 47 calls. Thirty-nine were medical calls, two were motor-vehicle wrecks, one was a fire stand-by, and five were listed as “other trauma.� On Wednesday, Sumter County EMS responded to 42 calls. Thirty-five were medical calls, three were motor-vehicle wrecks, and four were listed as “other trauma.�

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Absolute 2013 Report Card Ratings, by school and district, from the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee

School and Mayewood Middle School — received Below Average ratings. None of the Sumter schools were rated either Excellent or At-Risk. Dr. Joan Sagona, assistant superintendent for instruction, said the local district would analyze the results of the report to determine how to best aid area students. “The report cards contain a wealth of additional information about our schools for educators, parents and school partners,� Sagona said. “Ongoing assessment of our strengths and challenges guide our efforts for continuous improvement.� Doing this, with the goal of improving student performance, will be a team ef-

Excellent Clarendon 3 Summerton Early Childhood Manning Early Childhood East Clarendon High

Good Sumter Clarendon 1 Alice Drive Elementary Millwood Elementary Shaw Heights Elementary East Clarendon Middle Walker-Gamble Elementary

fort. “Sumter School District has strong teachers and instructional leaders in place who work collaboratively to ensure student success,� Sagona said. Locally, in addition to the Sumter results, Clarendon School District 3 received an Excellent rating, Clarendon School District 1 received a Good rating, Clar-

Clarendon 2 Alice Drive Middle Bates Middle Cherryvale Elementary Chestnut Oaks Crestwood High Ebenezer Middle Furman Middle High Hills Elementary Hillcrest Middle Kingsbury Elementary Lakewood High Lemira Elementary

endon School District 2 received an Average rating, and Lee School District received a Below Average rating. All four of these districts received the same rating last year, as well. While most of the area public schools fell within the middle tiers, there were three local schools, all in Clarendon, that received

Average Manchester Elementary Pocalla Springs Elementary R.E. Davis Elementary Rafting Creek Elementary Sumter High Wilder Elementary Willow Drive Elementary Scott's Branch Middle St. Paul Elementary Manning Elementary Manning High Manning Junior High Manning Primary

Excellent ratings. Summerton Early Childhood Center from Clarendon 1, Manning Early Childhood Center from Clarendon 2 and East Clarendon High School from Clarendon 3 all received the top marks. At the same time, three area schools — Phoenix Charter High School in Clarendon 2, and Lee Central

Below Average Lee Crosswell Drive Elementary F. J. Delaine Elementary Mayewood Middle Bishopville Primary West Lee Elementary

At-Risk Phoenix Charter High Lee Central High Lower Lee Elementary

High School and Lower Lee Elementary School, both in the Lee School District — received At-Risk ratings. The new ratings released from the EOC come as the state reported its highest on-time graduation rate since the 2003-04 school year, at 77.5 percent. Reach Braden Bunch at (803) 774-1201.

Most booster seats do well in new safety rankings BY DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer DETROIT — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute, which is funded by insurers, ranked 31 new models. Nineteen earned the top rating of “best bet,� which means they correctly position a 4- to 8-year-old child to use the regular shoulder and lap belts in almost any car. Britax, Evenflo, Ferrari, Graco, Harmony, Recaro and Safety 1st all had seats on the insti-

tute’s “best bet� list. Both booster seats with high backs and those without backs performed well. One seat — the Ferrari Beline SP — got a “good bet� rating when used in its high-back mode. That means the fit is acceptable in most vehicles. Eleven seats got a “check fit� rating, which means the seats may provide a good fit in some vehicles but parents should make sure. A belt fits correctly when the lap portion lies flat across the child’s upper thighs and the shoulder portion crosses snugly over the middle of the shoulder. The in-

stitute said children in booster seats are much more likely to escape serious injury in a crash than those without boosters. Children should use boosters until they’re big enough for adult belts to fit properly. The cheapest “best bet� was the Graco Connext backless seat, which costs $18. The most expensive, the Ferrari Beline SP, which has both high-back and backless modes, is $300. The institute said seats have made big improvements since it began testing them five years ago. In all, there are 58 seats ranked on its website, including

seats that weren’t new in 2013. The group tested the boosters based on how they positioned a child-sized test dummy to use a car’s seat belts. There are only two booster seats the institute warns people not to buy: The Safety 1st AllIn-One and Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite. Both

are made by Dorel Juvenile Group, which has several other seats on the “best bet� list. The institute said the seats — which can be used in rear-facing mode for infants as well as forward-facing mode for young children — aren’t recommended because the lap belt

comes up too far on the abdomen and the shoulder belt is too far out on the shoulder. Dorel Juvenile Group said in a statement that the seats comply with all federal safety requirements and are recommended by the institute in some of their other modes.

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FDA to ban trans fats WASHINGTON (AP) — Heartclogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year. Hamburg said that while the amount of trans fats in the country’s diet has declined dramatically in the last decade, they “remain an area of significant public health concern.� The trans fats have long been criticized by nutritionists, and New York City and other local governments have banned them. The agency isn’t yet setting a timeline for the phase-out, but it will collect comments for two months before officials determine how long it will take. Different foods may have different timelines, depending how easy it is to find a substitute.


Alexes Garcia makes cinnamon rolls Jan. 18, 2012, for students’ lunches in the kitchen at Kepner Middle School in Denver. The rolls are made using applesauce instead of trans fats. The Food and Drug Administration announced it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to the health of Americans.

“We want to do it in a way that doesn’t unduly disrupt markets,� said Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods. Still, he says, the food “industry has demonstrated that it is, by and large, feasible to do.�

Though they have been removed from many items, the fats are still found in processed foods, including in some microwave popcorns and frozen pizzas, refrigerated doughs, cookies, biscuits and ready-to-use frostings. They are also sometimes

used by restaurants that use the fats for frying. Many larger chains have phased them out, but smaller restaurants may still get food containing trans fats from suppliers. Trans fats are widely considered the worst kind for your heart, even worse than saturated fats, which also can contribute to heart disease. Trans fats are used both in processed food and in restaurants, often to improve the texture, shelf life or flavor of foods. Diners shouldn’t be able to detect a taste difference if trans fats are replaced by other fats. To phase them out, the FDA said it had made a preliminary determination that trans fats no longer fall in the agency’s “generally recognized as safe� category, which is reserved for thousands of additives that manufacturers can add to foods without FDA review. Once trans fats are off the list, anyone who wants to use them would have to petition the agency for a regulation allowing it, and that would likely not be approved. The fats are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it more solid, which is why they are often called partially hydrogenated oils. The FDA is not targeting small amounts of trans fats that occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, because they would be too difficult to remove and aren’t considered a major public health threat on their own.

Not good enough: Math, reading scores up slightly BY KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer WASHINGTON — Sometimes the best isn’t good enough: Most American fourthand eighth-graders still lack basic skills in math and science despite record-high scores on a national exam. Yes, today’s students are doing better than those who came before them. But the improvements have come at a snail’s pace. The 2013 Nation’s Report Card released Thursday finds that the vast majority of the students still are not demonstrating solid academic performance in either math or reading. Stubborn gaps persist between the performances of white children and their Hispanic and black counterparts, who scored much lower. Overall, just 42 percent of fourth-graders and 35 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above the proficient level in math. In reading, 35 percent of fourth-graders and 36 percent of eighth-graders hit that mark. Still, as state and federal policies evolve in the post-No Child Left Behind era, the nation’s school kids are doing better today on the test than they did in the early 1990s, when such tracking started, with more improvement in math than in reading. Students of all races have shown improvement through the years. The results come from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which is given every two years to a sample of fourth- and eighth-graders. This year’s results, compared to results in 2011, show average incremental gains of about one or two points on a 500-point scale in math and reading in both grades, although the one-point gain in fourth-grade reading was not considered statistically significant.

“Every two years, the gains tend to be small, but over the long run, they stack up,� said Jack Buckley, commissioner of the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics. Buckley said he was “heartened� by some of the results, “but there are also some areas where I’d hoped to see improvement where we didn’t.� Today, former President W. Bush’s landmark education law No Child Left Behind, which sought to close achievement gaps among racial groups and have every student doing math and reading at grade level by 2014, has essentially been dismantled.

After Congress failed to update the law before it was due for renewal in 2007, President Obama allowed states to get waivers from it if they showed they have their own plans to prepare students. Most states took him up on the offer. Meanwhile, a majority of states are rolling out Common Core State Standards with the goal of better preparing the nation’s students for college or a job. The states-led standards establish benchmarks for reading and math and replace goals that varied widely by state. Academic scholars have long debated what effects the law and other state-led reforms

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Agape Outreach Ministries, 328 W. Liberty St., announces: * Sunday — Family and friends day at 4 p.m. Bethel AME Church, 1605 S.C. 261, Wedgefield, announces: * Sunday, Nov. 17 — Inspirational Choir’s anniversary celebration at 3 p.m. The theme is “God’s Word Proclaimed Thru Song.� * Sunday, Nov. 24 — Janie Williams Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) Annual Four Seasons Harambee Celebration at 10:15 a.m. The WMS evening program will be held at 3 p.m. Bethesda Baptist Church, 4745 U.S. 15 South, announces: * Saturday — Church building fund gospel singing at 6 p.m. Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces: * Saturday, Nov. 16 — Craft sale (Crafts for a Cure-Relay for Life fundraiser) 9 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring handmade crafts of bows, scarves, yard decor, jewelry, dog clothes and more. Also, vendors such as Thirty-One, Premier, Scentsy and more. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 774 Douglas Ave., announces: * Sunday, Nov. 17 — Family and friends day at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Deborah Bradley will speak. Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1275 Oswego Highway, announces: * Today — Joy night service at 7 p.m. * Sunday, Nov. 17 — Eighth pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor and Mrs. Daniel Bennett Jr. The Rev. Willie Jones will speak at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Gregory J. Jackson will speak at 4 p.m. Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 8749 Old Highway Six, Santee, announces: * Sunday — Veteran’s Day observance at 10 a.m. Veterans will be recognized during service. Luncheon will follow. * Sunday, Nov. 17 — The Lord’s Supper will be administered at 10 a.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 1 — Baptism will be held at 9:30 a.m. Church of Christ at Kingsbury Road, 215 Kingsbury Road, announces: * Saturday — Food giveaway at 1 p.m. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 25 Community St., announces: * Sunday, Nov. 24 — Mass Choir anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Visiting choirs are asked to render two selections. Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, Dalzell, announces: * Donations of gently used or new coats, sweaters, blankets, scarves, gloves and new socks of all sizes are being accepted for the Coats for Christ giveaway. Drop off donations at Dorcas’ Closet at the church. Call (803) 499-5190 or (803) 469-0160 for more information. * Saturday, Nov. 23 — Coats for Christ giveaway 8 a.m.noon. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning, announces: * Sunday — Veterans Day program at 3:30 p.m. Lt. Col. Camilla Wood White will speak. * Saturday, Nov. 16 — 35th pastoral anniversary celebration dinner of the Rev. George Windley Sr. and Linda Windley at Serendipity Cafe. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. * Sunday, Nov. 17 — Pastoral anniversary program at 4 p.m. Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4829 Alex Harvin Highway, U.S. 301 South, Manning, announces: * Sunday — Family and friends day at 3 p.m. Pastor Eugene Thomas Jr. will speak. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., announces: * Sunday, Nov. 17 — Celebration for the 149th anniversary of the church. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. followed by 11:30 a.m. worship. First Baptist Missionary

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ASHINGTON — Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which as considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot. The other was a dictum so oft-repeated that it is permanently tattooed on my brain: “If you’ll lie by omission, you’ll lie by commission.” This first rule sheds light on why it was so shocking when Kathleen in 2009 PARKER Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted, “You lie!” as President Obama was addressing Congress. Beyond an insult to decorum, it was widely viewed as another tipping point in our descent into incivility. Now that the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, has been released upon the land — sort of — Wilson is being regaled in Republican quarters as the voice of Cassandra, though his outburst was prompted by Obama’s saying the ACA wouldn’t insure illegal immigrants. “The big lie,” as the president’s broken Obamacare promise is now known, was that everyone could keep his or her doctor and insurance policy under the ACA. No one, Americans were justified in inferring, would be remotely inconvenienced by Obamacare. Instead, the reality is well-known: Millions are expected to lose their insurance policies, while others will see their premiums skyrocket. It is still jarring to my adult psyche to impugn another, especially the president of the United States, as a liar, so I won’t. But it is not possible to pretend that the American people have been told the truth. Nor is it possible to pretend that Barack Obama has been completely honest. The question is, how much dishonesty from a president is tolerable? How can a dishonest president lead a nation? The truth is, if the president were not immune from such things, the American people could file a class-action suit on grounds they were sold a product under false pretenses. In the private sector, we call that fraud. Now the White House tells us that Obama always meant you could keep the insurance policy you like if it met the standards of the ACA. Apparently, plenty of people involved with the law, including the House minority whip, Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who recently said so, have known for at

least three years that between 40 percent and 67 percent of those in the individual market would lose their policies. Press secretary Jay Carney explained: “What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act that create minimum standards of coverage, minimum services that every insurance plan has to provide. ... So it’s true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don’t meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act.” Well, as the guardian of the Emerald City gates said to Dorothy: “Bust my buttons! Why didn’t you say that in the first place?!” We know why. This sin of omission wasn’t an accidental oversight. It was a feint because many Americans wouldn’t have followed the wizard had they known the truth. There’s a reason the ACA implemented the popular aspects of the bill first — allowing parents to cover their children until age 26 and eliminating their children’s preexisting condition barrier to insurance coverage -before the 2012 election and postponed the nasty news until enough people were hooked on Obamacare’s sugar. And, of course, after the president was re-elected. This is what Republicans were referring to when they wanted to impede the law before the rollout because people might like it. Sugar is addictive after all. Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tried to explain otherwise. The president kept repeating the promise — some 23 times — because the White House was trying to keep things simple so as not to confuse people with too many details, he said. This is not only insulting on its face but is also not precisely true. Some might have been alarmed by the details, but they wouldn’t have been confused. Either the White House doesn’t have faith in the people or it doesn’t have faith in its own plan. To sum up, the American people were duped; the administration did not misspeak, as The New York Times editorialized. The administration knowingly misled with a false promise and a deliberate omission. Worse, they did it for your own good because you might be confused by the truth. Call it what you will. Kathleen Parker’s email address is © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t forget Graham’s voting record Voting yes to increase the debt limit over $16.7 trillion with no cap and to fund Obamacare were Rep. James Clyburn and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Voting no were Reps. Mark Sanford, Joe Wilson, Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney and Tom Rice and Sen. Tim Scott. Let us all remember the actions of Sen. Graham and vote

for a 2014 primary candidate that is in step with the Republican Party of South Carolina. DON DAMM Sumter

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Rhetoric vs. reality: Reselling Obamacare “Obama to campaign to ensure health law’s success” — The New York Times, Nov. 4


ASHINGTON — The Obamacare website doesn’t work. Hundreds of thousands of insured Americans are seeing their plans summarily terminated. Millions more face the same prospect next year. Confronted with a crisis of governance, how does President Obama respond? He campaigns. “I’ve got one more campaign in me,” he told grass-roots supporters Monday — a series of speeches and rallies, explains The New York Times, “to make sure his signature health care law works.” Campaigning to make something work? How does that work? Presidential sweet-talk persuades the nonfunctional Web portal to function? This odd belief that rhetoric trumps reality leads to strange scenes. Like the ShamWow pitch, Obama’s nationally televised address trying to resell Obamacare. Don’t worry about the website, he said. I’ll get it fixed. And besides, there are alternatives, such as an 800 number that he promptly gave out. Twice. You half expected him to offer a ShamWow special: Add the mop and get a free year of Obamacare! But the 800 number was more than bad form. It was bad substance. Turns out you can give all the information you want to the person at the other end of the line — or to your friendly community “navigator” — but that person must enter your data into the very same nonfunctioning website. Doesn’t Obama know this? Does he really think that this TV campaign would work when anybody who actually does what he suggests would find

himself still stuck in the same cul-de-sac? And yet he tried precisely the same tack when the second crisis — the canceled policies — struck. Last Wednesday, he simply denied reality and said he really hasn’t changed his message from when he promised in June 2009: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” Instead of simply admitting he was wrong, he goes Clintonian, explaining that the pledge only applied to certain specified plans — which he now says he meant all along. Alas, this is one case of death by punctuation. “Period” means without caveats, Charles modifications, KRAUTHAMMER loopholes or escape hatches. Having denied the obvious deception, the president proceeds to say that, well, anyway, you’ll be better off under the plan my health care experts have imposed on you. But many of those getting notices will find this equally untrue: Their new plan is likely to carry a higher premium and a bigger deductible and cut them off from their current doctor. Does Obama really think that recipients of those notices — millions of them — won’t notice that? Even the mainstream media have featured dozens of interviews of people tossed off plans they like — only to be offered expensive, less attractive Obama-mandated alternatives. Obamacare proponents who live in the real world might admit that they intended to cancel people’s individual plans all along because kicking people off individual policies is at the heart of populating the

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health exchanges. You must cancel the good, less frilly plans because forcing these people into more expensive plans (that they don’t need) produces the inflated rates that subsidize the health care of others. The more honest Obamacare advocates are in effect admitting that to make this omelet you have to break 8 million eggs — roughly the number of people with individual plans who are expected to lose them. Obama, however, goes on as if he can conjure omelets out of thin air. This rather bizarre belief in the unlimited power of the speech arises from Obama’s biography. Isn’t that how he rose? Words. It’s not as if he built a company, an enterprise, an institution. He built one thing — his own persona. By persuasion. One great speech in 2004 propels him to the presidential level. More great speeches and he wins the White House. But then comes governance. A speech in Cairo, utterly crushed by the Arab Spring. Talk of a Russian reset, repeatedly thrown back at him by a contemptuous Russian dictator. Fifty-four speeches to get health care enacted — only to see it now imperiled by the reality of its ruinous rollout and broken promises. I’m not surprised that Obama tells untruths. He’s surely not the only politician to do so. I’m just surprised that he chooses to tell such obvious ones — ones that will inevitably be found out. Who will tell Obama that lies so transparent render rhetoric not just useless but ridiculous? Charles Krauthammer’s email address is letters@ © 2013, The Washington Post Writers Group


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Country Awards, which will be presented on Dec. 10. At that award ceremony, in which fan votes determine the winners, Brice is nominated for Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist for “I Drive Your Truck,” as well as both “I

Sunny much of the time and beautiful

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High ............................................... 75° Low ................................................ 58° Normal high ................................... 69° Normal low ..................................... 43° Record high ....................... 83° in 1959 Record low ......................... 26° in 1967

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Economy shows solid 3rd-quarter growth; spending weakens WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed surprising growth from July through September just before the government’s partial shutdown. But much of the gain came from a buildup in company stockpiles. Consumers and businesses slowed their spending — a cautionary sign for the current quarter and early 2014. Americans did purchase more autos and other long-lasting goods. Yet most analysts say the economy isn’t showing enough underlying strength to cause the Federal Reserve to scale back its stimulus any time soon. Overall, growth accelerated to a 2.8 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Thurs-

day. That’s up from a 2.5 percent rate in the AprilJune quarter. And it’s nearly a full percentage point higher than economists had predicted. Home construction rose at a double-digit pace, and state and local governments spent at their fastest rate in four years. Still, the bulk of the unforeseen strength came from the buildup in company inventories. That suggests businesses overestimated consumer demand. “The economy grew more rapidly than anticipated in the summer but for the wrong reason, due to an unwanted buildup in inventories,” said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University.

Lake Murray Marion Moultrie Wateree

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City Aiken Asheville Athens Augusta Beaufort Cape Hatteras Charleston Charlotte Clemson Columbia

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Today Hi/Lo/W 64/32/s 54/27/s 62/35/s 66/32/s 66/43/pc 56/46/s 65/41/s 59/31/s 58/36/s 63/35/s

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Gaffney 59/31 Spartanburg 59/33

Bishopville 62/34

24 hrs ending 4 p.m. yest. ............ trace Month to date .............................. 0.51" Normal month to date ................. 0.65" Year to date ............................... 44.00" Normal year to date ................... 41.34"

Drive Your Truck” and “Hard 2 Love” being nominated for Song of the Year. Brice will soon return to South Carolina for fans to see him. His “The Otherside Tour” will headline at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach on Friday, Nov. 29.


Plenty of sunshine


BRICE from Page A1


Mainly clear and chilly

Sumter through 4 p.m. yesterday

$110 in bills used by informants to purchase cocaine. On March 1, a state trooper in Sumter County pulled Ham over in a traffic stop. As the officer approached Ham’s car, Ham reportedly accelerated, and a chase ensued. The state trooper saw Ham throw items out of his car window before he stopped and tried to hoof it away, but police put the bite on him. When the trooper returned to the location where the items were thrown, he discovered crack cocaine laying in the roadway. Ham’s goose was cooked. Ham is now waiting for U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. of Columbia to dish out his sentence, which could be up to life in prison — something that was probably not on Ham’s bucket list.



Mostly sunny and cooler

HAM from Page A1




they retrieve that for him as well? The always helpful firemen fetched the pail, discovering five ounces of crack cocaine in the bucket. Possession of cocaine is illegal any way you slice it, so the firemen called police. When they arrived, Ham disappeared from the scene. By talking to Ham’s landlord and showing the firemen a photo lineup, police were able to identify Ham and learned that he was renting the trailer — paying each month in cash. Local police decided to smoke Ham out and put a stop to his gravy train. From November 2011 to January 2012, police informants purchased cocaine from Ham, and on Feb. 21, 2012, police executed a search warrant at Ham’s home, discovering approximately $8,000 in cash, including


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Today: Bright and sunny. Saturday: Plenty of sun.


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Aiken 64/32 Charleston 65/41

Today: Mostly sunny and cooler. High 60 to 66. Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 63 to 67.

The following tide table lists times for Myrtle Beach.


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City Orangeburg Port Royal Raleigh Rock Hill Rockingham Savannah Spartanburg Summerville Wilmington Winston-Salem

Low Ht. 6:53 a.m.....0.0 7:44 p.m.....0.2 7:55 a.m.....0.3 8:43 p.m.....0.3

Today Hi/Lo/W 63/36/s 64/45/pc 57/32/s 60/30/s 58/29/s 66/41/pc 59/33/s 64/45/pc 60/36/s 56/31/s

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): into how you earn your the last word in astrology Focus on relationships living. Take work home and get serious about the with you if it will help you eugenia LAST way you want to be secure your position or get treated and the type of ahead. Take the time to connections you want to form a close relationship make. Equality should be your goal. with your peers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your knowledge will SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Learning as you go come in handy. Rely on past experience when will be easier than you think and make you dealing with friends, relatives or your lover and look like a genius. A change at home will you will get your way. brighten your outlook and give you more room and comfort to develop creative interests. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do things your way. Show initiative and independence. Using SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Offer help but unusual methods will stir up interest that leads don’t meddle. Listening and comforting is all to using your talent to the max. you can do if you don’t want to end up being blamed. Stick close to home and make small CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow your heart improvements that add to your pleasure. and the desire you have to do something different. Let your imagination run wild and CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your serious, goalyour creativity unfold. oriented approach to work and life in general will bring high returns. A partnership will offer LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take control instead of you the chance to achieve a dream. being controlled. Your efforts and attention to detail will make the difference when it comes AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work under the to advancement. Don’t hold back; add your flair radar if you want to finish what you start and expertise. without interference. Be ready, willing and able to make an unexpected change to avoid being VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Schedule playtime. put in an awkward position. Travel plans or getting together with friends or family will bring you closer together. You will PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll read into have a chance to make plans that will improve whatever situation you face with precision. your life. Negotiate for what you want in a personal or professional contract. Romance is in the stars. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your heart and soul



spca pet of the week Muffin, a 1-year-old spayed female calico American shorthair/Manx, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, affectionate, gentle, playful and active. She loves to be held, petted and scratched. Muffin is great with other cats and is looking for her forever family. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit

The Sumter SPCA will hold Tails & Ales 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center, 1100 S. Guignard Drive (next to the SPCA). Cost is $15 per person and you must be 18 years or older. There will be live music from Virtually Unshockable and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds benefit the SPCA. Call (803) 773-9292.




To contact the Sports Department, call (803) 774-1241 or e-mail


Lady Wolverines face familiar foe for 1A tennis title BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS Three years ago, the East Clarendon High School girls tennis team walked into the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center and the Class 1A state championship match with very little experience behind it. “We really didn’t know what to expect,” 11year EC head coach Catherine Kirby said. “We just knew Christ Church was good.” Too good, as it turned out. The Lady Cavaliers won 6-0 in quick fashion to claim their fifth straight state championship. Now the Lady Wolverines get another shot at Christ Church and the state championship on Saturday at 10 a.m. when the two teams meet in Cayce once again. “It’s going to be fast tennis, but the biggest

1A GIRLS TENNIS STATE TITLE MATCH WHO: East Clarendon (8-3) vs. Christ Church (15-2) WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. WHERE: Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce Admission: $5

key for us is we can’t be afraid,” Kirby said. “We have to play with confidence.” Confidence has been high this season for the Lady Wolverines, who enter Saturday’s match with an 8-3 overall record. ECHS lost two matches to 4A Sumter High and one to The Governor’s School, but have been on a roll as of late. Earning a No. 2 seed for the playoffs, EC easily swept its two playoff matches 5-0 against Johnsonville and 7-0 against Green-Sea Floyds to earn the rematch with Christ SEE WOLVERINES, PAGE B2


Crestwood head football coach Keith Crolley, sporting a new purple hairdo, gives out instructions during a recent practice. Crolley told the team he would shave his head into a purple mohawk if the Knights won the Region VI-3A title. Crolley is one win away from his 100th career victory as the Knights get set to host Brookland-Cayce at 7:30 p.m. today at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell in the first round of the state playoffs.

Purple reign Coach keeps word after Knights win region title BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS

PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 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.

Lee Central faces Garrett at home in first round BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS While not enjoying the first-round bye it had last year, the Lee Central High School football team will enjoy another home playoff game as the Stallions TURNER kick off the 2A Division II state playoffs today in Bishopville. The Stallions take on Garrett Academy at 7:30 p.m. Garrett finished the

regular season 5-5 overall and 2-3 in Region VI. Lee Central is also 5-5 overall and finished 3-2 in Region VII – good enough for the lower state’s sixth seed and at least one home game. Garrett is the No. 11 seed. The winner will travel to third-seeded Bamberg-Erhardt next Friday. B-E received a firstround bye. “I think we’re still improving,” Stallions head coach Baron Turner SEE STALLIONS, PAGE B2

It was a spur-of-the-moment deal, but one Crestwood High School head football coach Keith Crolley has no regrets about making. Prior to Region VI-3A play, Knights offensive coordinator Brian Jackson shaved his head and the team jokingly asked if Crolley would ever do the same. “I told them I didn’t know, but what did they want to do (to me)?” Crolley said. “They

said they wanted to give me a purple Mohawk if we won the region and I said, ‘It’s a deal.’ ” Well, Crestwood captured its first region crown since 2008 – going 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the region in the process – and, true to his word, Crolley was seen soon after with his unique new hairdo. “I’d do it every week if I knew the results were going to be the same,” Crolley said. “Anything I can do to motivate them, I’m glad to do it.” The Knights might have something else in the works for

Crolley for a few weeks from now, but there likely won’t need to be any extra motivation for their next goal – a state championship. Capturing a top seed, Crestwood begins its journey to Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia today when it welcomes Brookland-Cayce to Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell for the opening round of the playoffs. Crolley will also be going for his 100th career victory at SEE CRESTWOOD, PAGE B3

Cardinals, Swampcats have new looks in SCISA playoff rematch BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER When the fourth-seeded Laurence Manning Academy football team plays host to fifth-seeded Cardinal Newman in the opening round of the SCISA 3A state playoffs today at 7:30 p.m. at Billy Chitwood Field, neither team will look like it did the first time they met. LMA beat the Cardinals 21-14 on HUTSON Aug. 30 — over three months ago. J.T. Eppley was at quarterback for the Swampcats while Cole Halverson was under center for the Cardinals. Both teams will have new faces directing their play-

off fate. “We’ve got a different quarterback; they’ve got a different quarterback,” Swampcats head football coach Robbie Briggs said. “Our quarterback is down because of injuries for the year, and their quarterback, they brought in a little more athletic kid in Garrett McNerney. “They’re much improved; I think we’re much improved,” the LMA head coach said. “We were very fortunate to win the game against them. They’re very well-coached and I think there are a lot of similarities between the two teams.” Senior Drake Hutson will be the signal caller for Laurence Manning, which is 7-4 on the season. It is just his second start after being moved from

fullback to take over for Eppley, who was lost for the season after breaking his collarbone against Porter-Gaud. “I thought (Drake) played real well considering the elements against Wilson Hall last week,” Briggs said of his team’s 27-20 loss to the undefeated Barons. “He’s a competitor and one of the leaders on the team. He brings a physical presence at 205 pounds where J.T. (Eppley) was more of a scat back quarterback where Drake is more of a Clydesdale.” For CN, which is 6-4, McNerney is 28 of 47 on the year for 411 yards, including three touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed SEE SWAMPCATS, PAGE B3

Kennedy: Win, then wait on playoff fate BY DENNIS BRUNSON Reports of a first-round playoff game at home for the Sumter High School football team have been greatly exaggerated. While the Gamecocks are in the 4A Division I state playoffs and will be the No. 2 seeds from Re- KENNEDY gion VI, they won’t know if they’ll get a home game until everything is settled after today’s games are MATT WALSH/THE ITEM done. “We’ve looked at it, all of the differSumter running back Russell Jenkins, center, and the rest of the Gamecocks will have their ent scenarios, and we just really don’t playoff fate determined after they finish today’s non-region home game against Wando.

know who will be playing or where we’ll be playing,” said SHS head coach Reggie Kennedy. “I’ve just told the layers and coaches for us to win on Friday, let everything play out and we’ll take what comes after all the chips fall.” Winning today for Sumter, which is 5-5 on the season, means beating 4-6 Wando in a 7:30 p.m. game at Sumter Memorial Stadium’s Freddie Solomon Field. A victory over the Warriors would help the Gamecocks in the 4A points system, but it wouldn’t secure a home game. Along with who are the region champions and runner-ups SEE GAMECOCKS, PAGE B3





Gay, Baird lead at Sea Island SPORTS ITEMS

BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Heavy fog allowed Brian Gay a quick nap, and he no longer felt so sluggish after traveling halfway around the world from Shanghai to Sea Island. Gay had enough energy Thursday to make eight birdies on his way to a 7-under 63, giving him a share of the lead with Briny Baird among early starters in the McGladrey Classic. Bishopville native and defending champion Tommy Gainey was among 54 players who did not finish the opening round because of a fog delay lasting nearly two hours. NBA HEAT CLIPPERS

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MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat held off the Los Angeles Clippers 10297 on Thursday night. LeBron James added 18 points for the Heat (4-2), who won their third straight and extended their club record by scoring at least 100 points in a sixth consecutive game to start the season. Chris



Briny Baird, above, and Brian Gay were tied for the lead on Thursday after the first round of the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga., was suspended. Defending champion and Bishopville native Tommy Gainey did not finish his first round.

Bosh, playing for the first time since his wife delivered a baby earlier this week, finished with 12 points for Miami. Blake Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers (3-3). His dunk with 31 seconds left got the Clippers within four, but Griffin allowed about 15 seconds to run off the clock without fouling James on the ensuing possession. CUBS HIRE RENTERIA

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hired Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their new manager Thurs-

day, bringing in a 51-year-old, first-year skipper they hope will develop their young talent and help establish the long-suffering franchise as a regular postseason contender. MCCLENDON LANDS SEATTLE JOB

SEATTLE— Lloyd McClendon wanted to be in Seattle three years ago, when he finished as a runner-up to Eric Wedge for the Mariners’ managerial opening. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik was impressed that every time he crossed paths with McClendon in the time that passed, there was no sulking or

no hard feelings about losing out. RANGERS SIGN PEREZ

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers and left-hander Martin (mar-TEEN’) Perez have agreed to a $12.5 million, four-year contract that includes three club options through 2020. Thursday’s agreement came after Perez went 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA as a rookie. He started the season on the disabled list after breaking his left forearm in a spring training game. From wire reports

Sumter Speedway closes regular season Saturday BY CODY TRUETT Special To The Item The purse in each division will be increased as Sumter Speedway closes out its 2013 season on Saturday. The Bomber-4 division has had some of the closest racing action all season and one of the strongest points battles as well. Luke Wilson and Bucky Deberry have banged their way to wins over the past two events and will look to wrap up the season with another victory. The purse is increased to $250. The Street Stock division has huge fields the last two events with 16 and 18 cars, respectively. That number could increase on Saturday as the winner will take home $600. The Crate Late Model division always draws a large crowd for the season finale. Last year, 17

drivers were in the field as Brandon Overton put on a clinic on his way to the win. The winner’s purse is $1,000. The Rookie division continues to showcase the future stars of Sumter Speedway. Anthony Hudson has dominated the past two events, but first-year competitor Kristin Rhodes is on the hunt to close out thet season of racing with a victory. Terrell Holloway has been the man to beat in the Super Street division, picking up wins in each of the last two features. The always exciting Stock-4 division will close out the 2013 season with a winners purse of $400. Gates will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with heat races beginning at 6. Pit passes are $20 for adults and grandstand tickets are $10 for adults. Active duty military will be admitted to the grandstands free of charge.

WOLVERINES from Page B1 Church. “We’ve really played our best tennis as of late,” Kirby said. “They’ve really caught fire as of late, especially Sidney (Coker). I don’t think I’ve seen her ever play as well as she has in the playoffs.” Coker is the Lady Wolverines No. 2 singles player and one of two seniors along with No. 3 singles player Jordan Evans. The top spot belongs to junior Morgan Keefe. “Jordan is the emotional leader of the team,” Kirby said. “She keeps me calm during the matches. Morgan doesn’t have that problem. She’s always very even-keeled and level-headed.

That’s what makes her so good. She’s never rattled.” Junior Ella Pate is the No. 4 singles player and sophomore Ashlee Lineberger rounds out the top five for the Lady Wolverines. In doubles play, Keefe and Coker occupy the No. 1 slot with sophomore Taylor Kirby and freshman Heather Knowlton providing a solid combo at No. 2. “They’re undefeated this year and have really played tremendously well,” Kirby said. All of the Lady Wolverines’ featured players were on the squad three years ago, Kirby said, giving them an added edge of experience this time around.

STALLIONS from Page B1 said. “We’ve had some injuries and have had other guys step up. We’re going to need them to step up again tonight. “We’re just looking to do what we do, play well and advance.” Injuries have shuffled the LC roster a little bit, however. Running back George Howard will be out at least this week with a pinched nerve in his shoulder. Turner has pulled up his junior varsity quarterback and a JV linebacker to give the Stallions more options in the running game tonight. “We’ve got some guys who can run well with the ball and hopefully they’ll be able to step into those roles,” Turner said. Still, it’s a tough blow for a team that enters the playoffs averaging 16.6 points per game. Lee Cen-

“It’s really a family (atmosphere),” Kirby said. “They’ve been together so long. I really think that’s been a big part of our success this season. “I don’t think they’re going to be nervous this time.” Christ Church’s reputation in 1A girls tennis can have that effect on teams. The Lady Cavs have played for every state championship every year since 2007, losing only once last year to Bishop England by a slim 4-3 margin when the 1A and 2A playoffs were combined. The Lady Cavs are 15-2 this season, having lost only to Traveler’s Rest and T.L. Hanna. “We’ve got to keep the ball in play against them,” Kirby said. “We have to be able to return the ball and play our game.”

tral has been shut out three times this season and has been held under 20 points on three other occasions. The Falcons are giving up 27.9 points per game, however, and have allowed 30 points or more in half of their games. “They play a 3-3 and a 5-3 defense a lot of times,” Turner said. “They’re very aggressive on defense, so hopefully that’s something we can take advantage of.” Garrett runs a split-back, option-style offense for the most part, Turner said, so playing sound assignment football will be key to stopping the Falcons. Garrett averages 28.1 points per game. “They have a very good quarterback who runs well and another fast runner who’s also very dangerous on special teams,” Turner said. “We just have to play our assignments and can’t get caught out of position.”



TODAY Noon -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series ServiceMaster 200 Practice from Avondale, Ariz. (FOX SPORTS 1). 1 p.m. -- College Basketball: All-Military Classic from Lexington, Va. -- Air Force vs. Army (ESPNU). 1 p.m. -- College Field Hockey: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Semifinal Match from Newton, Mass. (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 1 p.m. -- PGA Golf: The McGladrey Classic Second Round from St. Simons island, Ga. (GOLF). 1:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 Practice from Avondale, Ariz. (FOX SPORTS 1). 3 p.m. -- Professional Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals Round-Robin Matches from London (ESPN2). 3 p.m. -- College Basketball: All-Military Classic from Lexington, Va. -- The Citadel vs. Virginia Military Institute (ESPNU). 3:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series ServiceMaster 200 Practice from Avondale, Ariz. (FOX SPORTS 1). 3:30 p.m. -- College Field Hockey: Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Semifinal Match from Newton, Mass. (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 5 p.m. -- Women’s College Basketball: South Dakota State at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 6 p.m. -- College Basketball: Boston College at Providence (FOX SPORTS 1). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- College Basketball: Connecticut vs. Maryland from Brooklyn, N.Y. (ESPN2). 6:30 p.m. -- High School Football: Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (WPUB-FM 102.7). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Davidson at Duke (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- College Basketball: Cornell at Syracuse (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: New York at Charlotte (NBA TV, SPORTSOUTH). 7 p.m. -- High School Football: SCISA 3A State Playoffs First-Round Game -- Cardinal Newman at Laurence Manning (WWHM-FM 92.3, WWHM-FM 93.3, WWHM-AM 1290). 7 p.m. -- High School Football: 3A State Playoffs First-Round Game -- Midland Valley at Hartsville (WSIM-FM 93.7). 7 p.m. -- High School Football: Wando at Sumter (WIBZ-FM 95.5). 7 p.m. -- High School Football: 2A Division I State Playoffs First-Round Game -- Lake City at Ridgeland-Hardeeville (WWFN-FM 100.1). 7 p.m. -- High School Football: SCISA 3A State Playoffs First-Round Game -- Heathwood Hall at Wilson Hall (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7:30 p.m. -- College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic from Seoul, South Korea -Georgetown vs. Oregon (ESPN). 7:30 p.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Turkish Airlines Open Second Round from Antalya, Turkey (GOLF). 8 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 from Avondale, Ariz. (FOX SPORTS 1, WEGX-FM 92.9). 8 p.m. -- College Hockey: Minnesota at Notre Dame (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8:30 p.m. -- College Football: Louisville at Connecticut (ESPN2). 9 p.m. -- College Football: Air Force at New Mexico (ESPNU). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Weber State at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 9 p.m. -- College Basketball: Oakland at North Carolina (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 9 p.m. -- Professional Baseball: Arizona Fall League Game -- Glendale at Scottsdale (MLB NETWORK). 10 p.m. -- NBA Basketball: Sacramento at Portland (NBA TV). 10 p.m. -- College Basketball: Tip-Off Showcase Classic from Dallas -- Colorado vs. Baylor (SPORTSOUTH). 10:05 p.m. -- High School Football: Friday Night Prep Zone Scoreboard Show (WIBZFM 95.5). Midnight -- College Basketball: North Carolina Asheville at Kentucky (FOX SPORTSOUTH). Midnight -- NHL Hockey: Nashville at Winnipeg (SPORTSOUTH). 2 a.m. -- International Soccer: Under-17 World Cup Championship Match from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -- Nigeria vs. Mexico (ESPN2). 4 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Turkish Airlines Open Third Round from Antalya, Turkey (GOLF).

NBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 3 2 .600 – Brooklyn 2 2 .500 1/2 Toronto 2 3 .400 1 New York 1 3 .250 11/2 Boston 1 4 .200 2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Charlotte 3 2 .600 – Miami 3 2 .600 – Orlando 3 2 .600 – Atlanta 2 2 .500 1/2 Washington 1 3 .250 11/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 5 0 1.000 – Detroit 2 2 .500 21/2 Milwaukee 2 2 .500 21/2 Cleveland 2 3 .400 3 Chicago 1 3 .250 31/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 4 1 .800 – San Antonio 4 1 .800 – Dallas 3 2 .600 1 Memphis 2 3 .400 2 New Orleans 2 3 .400 2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 3 1 .750 – Minnesota 3 2 .600 1/2 Portland 2 2 .500 1 Denver 0 3 .000 21/2 Utah 0 5 .000 31/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 4 1 .800 – L.A. Clippers 3 2 .600 1 Phoenix 3 2 .600 1 L.A. Lakers 2 3 .400 2 Sacramento 1 3 .250 21/2 Wednesday’s Games Orlando 98, L.A. Clippers 90 Washington 116, Philadelphia 102 Indiana 97, Chicago 80 Charlotte 92, Toronto 90 Boston 97, Utah 87 Golden State 106, Minnesota 93 Milwaukee 109, Cleveland 104 New Orleans 99, Memphis 84 San Antonio 99, Phoenix 96 Oklahoma City 107, Dallas 93 Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Miami, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Today’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 New England 7 2 0 .778 234 N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 169 Miami 4 4 0 .500 174


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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 Washington at Minnesota, late 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.

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 16 11 5 0 22 49 38 Washington 15 8 7 0 16 50 42 N.Y. Islanders 15 6 6 3 15 47 50 N.Y. Rangers 15 7 8 0 14 31 41 Carolina 15 5 7 3 13 29 45 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 14 12 2 0 24 46 25 Chicago 16 10 2 4 24 56 43 Minnesota 16 9 4 3 21 43 35 St. Louis 13 9 2 2 20 47 31 Nashville 15 8 5 2 18 37 44 Dallas 15 7 6 2 16 40 44 Winnipeg 17 6 9 2 14 40 51 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 17 13 3 1 27 57 42 San Jose 15 10 1 4 24 57 32 Phoenix 17 11 4 2 24 56 53 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. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 4, Winnipeg 1 Nashville 6, Colorado 4 Anaheim 5, Phoenix 2 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. Today’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.

GOLF McGladrey Classic Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At Sea Island Resort, Seaside Course St. Simons Island, Ga. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,005; Par: 70 (35-35) 54 golfers did not finish the round First Round Leaderboard SCORE THRU 1. George McNeill -8 16 2. Brian Gay -7 F 2. Briny Baird -7 F 4. Kevin Chappell -5 F 4. Seung-yul Noh -5 F 4. Kevin Kisner -5 F 4. Webb Simpson -5 F 4. Robert Garrigus -5 13 9. Camilo Villegas -4 F 9. Chris Kirk -4 F 9. Scott Langley -4 F 9. Carl Pettersson -4 16 9. Jonathan Byrd -4 F 9. Will MacKenzie -4 17 9. Scott Brown -4 F 9. John Senden -4 F SCORES Briny Baird 32-31—63 -7 Brian Gay 32-31—63 -7 Webb Simpson 31-34—65 -5 Kevin Kisner 34-31—65 -5 Seung-Yul Noh 31-34—65 -5 Kevin Chappell 33-32—65 -5 Scott Langley 34-32—66 -4 Scott Brown 34-32—66 -4 Chris Kirk 34-32—66 -4 Jonathan Byrd 33-33—66 -4 John Senden 34-32—66 -4 Camilo Villegas 35-31—66 -4 Heath Slocum 35-32—67 -3 Matt Every 34-33—67 -3 Ted Potter, Jr. 35-32—67 -3 Boo Weekley 31-36—67 -3 Scott Piercy 33-34—67 -3 Tim Clark 33-34—67 -3 J.J. Henry 35-32—67 -3 Brendon de Jonge 33-34—67 -3 Brice Garnett 34-33—67 -3



SWAMPCATS from Page B1 for 117 yards on 27 carries and two scores. “He brings a little more athleticism to the position and a little bit more toughness,� Briggs said of McNerney. “I’ve been very impressed with how he’s played this year. Offensively he makes them more of a complete football team.� Zakki Parker is the Cardinals top running back as he’s accounted for 1,337 yards and 11 TDs on 205 carries. Cole Bacon and Evan Dubois each have rushed for more than 200 yards each. The Cardinals average 104.5 passing yards per game and nearly 200 rushing. Dubois is the leading receiver with 527 yards and five TDs on 46 catches. Parker and Stefone Brown are the only other players with double-digit catches for CN. Dubois is the team’s leading tackler with 68 followed by Sean Williams (64), DeSean McMillian (61) and Dreighton Tornovish (56). Tornovish lead the team with seven quarterback sacks. In the loss to the Barons, Rashae Bey rushed 25 times for 178 yards and three scores while Tyshawn Epps added 94 yards on 11 carries. That put Bey over 2,000 yards on the season. He has rushed for 2,048 yards and 26 TDs on 221 carries. Epps has rushed for 1,260 yards and 12 scores on 120 carries. The Swampcats are averaging 28.6 points per game while allowing 19.5. Briggs said his team will continue to take its same approach of playing to the

win game because he said nothing is guaranteed right now and you don’t need to save anything. “A lot coaches play close to the vest, but we play to win every week,� he explained. “I think that’s evident of the number of times we go for it on fourth down and the number of times we fake punt and things like that. We play to win regardless of if its Game 1 or Game 15, I’ve always played that way and that’s kind of our attitude and the style or brand we want to have here. We play to win every week and do whatever it takes to win every week.� Regardless of what happens today, Briggs said it’s been a strong season for LMA in his first year. At the beginning of the year he wanted the seniors to have accomplish some building blocks for the future and feels they’ve done that. First, the team beat defending state champion Augusta Christian, has had a winning season and is hosting a playoff game. The next step is for the seniors to get a playoff win. “We’re trying to get where we can be a part of the conversation when it came to SCISA state champions,� Briggs said. “Two of the top teams in SCISA 3A we played with them; we led 21-9 with seven minutes left and let that one slip away (against Orangeburg Prep). Against Wilson Hall, we had the ball at the (WH) 7-yard line with a chance to tie the game and we let that one slip away. We’re not far off considering the number of injuries we’ve had and I’m pleased with the kids’ resiliency.�

GAMECOCKS from Page B1 and the points playing a role in the seeding, there is also the variable of exactly who are the 16 schools in the DI playoffs. Since all of that is up in the air, Kennedy wants his team to take care of the business it controls, beating Wando and riding a 4-game winning streak into the playoffs. “We want to get a big win at home on Senior Night on what might be the last home game (for 23 seniors),� Kennedy said. “We’ve got a lot to play for.� Wando is coached by former SHS standout and former Wilson Hall head coach Jimmy Noonan. The Warriors are in the DI playoffs as well as the No.3 seed from Region VIII. Wando beat Sumter 52-34 last year during a 10-2 season. However, the Warriors lost over 30 seniors from that team and have had their share of ups and downs this season. “Jimmy is rebuilding from last year,� Kennedy said. “They’ve spent the year trying to find out what they do well, so they’ve had games where they’ve ran the ball well and games where they threw it well. Jimmy’s always ran a number of multiple sets, both running and throwing, so we’ve got to be prepared to stop both of them.� Kennedy has been impressed with the improved play of the defense over the second half of the season. Sumter has allowed just 63 points in its last five games; 28 of those points came in a 7-point loss to South Florence and two of those touchdowns came on kick returns. “I think this game is going to be won in the trenches,� Kennedy said.

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“One reason I think we’ve been successful of late is because we’ve done a good job of making teams one-dimensional. We’ve got to be able to take away the running game from Wando.� SHS has been more of a well balanced offense during the same period. Quarterback James Barnes has had tremendous games the past two weeks. After completing eight of 10 passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 39 yards on three carries in a 51-12 victory over Carolina Forest, Barnes hit on 12 of 14 passes for 157 yards and a TD and rushed for 33 yards and another score in a 31-6 victory over Conway. His favorite target has been wide receiver Ky’Jon Tyler, who has 51 catches for 862 yards and 12 touchdowns. Xzavion Burson has 29 receptions for 383 yards and two scores, and Justin Martin has 13 catches for 225 yards and two TDs. “I think the fact we were throwing it 30 to 40 times a game at the start of the season and have thrown it between 15 and 20 times the last few weeks is helping,� Kennedy said of Barnes, who is 113 of 209 on the season for 1,646 yards and 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions. “Also, I think he’s just getting past the learning curve of what we want him to do and is settling in.� Sumter has been running the ball better of late as well. Russell Jenkins leads the team with 544 yards and six touchdowns on 132 carries. Quintein Anderson has 304 yards and one score on 57 totes. Anderson had a big game against Conway, rushing for 111 yards on 17 carries.


PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS SCHSL First Round Friday 3A Upper State (4) Emerald at (1) Greer (3) Woodruff at (2) Westwood (4) Pickens at (1) Daniel (3) A.C. Florda at (2) Clinton (4) Chapman at (1) Chapin (3) Wren at (2) Greenville (4) Seneca at (1) Broome (3) Blue Ridge at (2) Belton-Honea Path Lower State (4) Hilton Head Island at (1) Socastee (3) Midland Valley at (2) Hartsville (4) Southside at (1) Hanahan (3) Marlboro County at (2) Swansea (4) Brookland-Cayce at (1) Crestwood (3) Berkeley at (2) Myrtle Beach (4) Darlington at (1) Strom Thurmond (3) North Myrtle Beach at (2) Orangeburg-Wilkinson 2A Division I Upper State (9) Indian Land at (8) Columbia (12) Mid-Carolina at (5) Crescent (10) Powdersville at (7) Keenan (11) Carolina at (6) Newberry Lower State (9) Battery Creek at (8) Wade Hampton (12) Waccamaw at (5) Edisto (10) Marion at (7) Aynor (11) Lake City at Ridgeland-Hardeeville Division II Upper State (9) Abbeville at (8) Saluda (12) North Central at (5) Chesterfield (10) Eau Claire at (7) Landrum (11) Buford at (6) Andrew Jackson Lower State (9) North Charleston at (8) Barnwell (12) Kingstree at (5) Mullins (10) Calhoun County at (7) Andrews (11) Garrett at (6) Lee Central

CRESTWOOD from Page B1 Crestwood. He is 99-86 in 16 seasons as the Knights head coach. The way the bracket falls, Crestwood could stay comfortably at home for the following three weeks as well, but that’s all dependent on the Knights taking care of business against the fourth-seeded Bearcats. Brookland-Cayce started off the season 5-0, but fell into a rough stretch when it hit Region V play. The Bearcats lost four out of their last five to finish the regular season 6-4 overall and 1-4 in the region. Three of those four losses were by a combined 18 points, however. “They’re a very good football team and not at all what you would think a fourth seed to be,� Crolley said. “They just had some bad breaks at the end of the season. “But they’re a really good football team, and they’re one of the most explosive on offense we’ve seen this season.� The Bearcats are averaging 30.8 points per game out of a pistol offense. B-C quarterback Zeke Walker has thrown for 1,232 yards and 11 touchdowns and leads the team with 15 total scores. He also anchors the defense as a Shrine Bowl selection at safety. Ti Meyers is the lead back and has 792 yards rushing and four TDs. Bernard McCall and DeJon Amaker have combined for 806 yards receiving and

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1A Division I Upper State (8) Southside Christian at (1) Lamar (5) St. Joseph’s at (4) Ware Shoals (6) C.A. Johnson at (3) Williston-Elko (7) Lewisville at (2) Christ Church Lower State (8) Baptist Hill at (1) Carvers Bay (5) Estill at (4) Johnsonville (6) Hemingway at (3) St. John’s (7) Latta at (2) Allendale-Fairfax Division II Upper State (8) Blackville-Hilda at (1) Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (5) Dixie at (4) McCormick (6) Ridge Spring-Monetta at (3) Wagener-Salley (7) McBee at (2) Great Falls Lower State (8) Lincoln at (1) Cross (5) Branchville at (4) Timmonsville (6) Creek Bridge at (3) Military Magnet (7) Denmark-Olar at (2) Lake View SCISA First Round Friday 3A (8) Heathwood Hall at (1) Wilson Hall (5) Cardinal Newman at (4) Laurence Manning (7) Augusta Christian at (2) Orangeburg Prep (6) Porter-Gaud at (3) Hammond 2A (4) Thomas Heyward at (1) Florence Christian (3) Spartanburg Christian at (2) Northwood (4) Thomas Sumter at (1) Hilton Head Christian (3) Palmetto Christian at (2) Calhoun Academy 1A (At-Large) St. Andrew’s at (1) Colleton Prep (3) Holly Hill at (2) Dillon Christian (4) Bible Baptist at (1) Williamsburg (3) Trinity-Byrnes at (2) Dorchester 8-Man (4) Clarendon Hall at (1) James Island Christian (3) Beaufort Academy at (2) W.W. King (4) Cathedral at (1) Carolina (3) Wardlaw at (2) Patrick Henry

seven scores. “They’ve got a lot of weapons on offense,â€? Crolley said. “(Walker) runs the ball really well and makes good decisions. (Meyers) reminds me a lot of (Crestwood running back) Jason (McDaniel). They like to run the pistol, but they’ll line up in a power formation and run it at you, too. “It’s going to be a challenge for our defense. We have to be able to tackle well and read where the ball is going. We run the pistol some ourselves, so we know how difficult that can be.â€? Crestwood’s defense has been solid all season, allowing 21.3 points per game. Kitrell Alston leads the Knights with 81 total tackles followed by Elijah Oaks (63) and Aaron Alston (62 1/2). Chase Rogers leads the team with 3 ½ sacks and Michael Hollman has four interceptions. Defensively, the Bearcats boast a solid line and linebacking corps, Crolley said. B-C is led by TyQuan Austin (51 tackles, three INTs) and Devin Johnson (54 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, two fumble recoveries). They will have to stop a Knights offense that is averaging 28.5 points and 325.9 rushing yards per game. McDaniel (1,318 yards) and Ty’Son Williams (1,220) are each over 1,000 yards on the ground for the season and the duo has combined for 26 touchdowns. “We’re going to have to get some push up front from our guys and create some lanes,â€? Crolley said. “We want to control the ball like we always do. That’s been our philosophy since Day 1.â€?


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The Associated Press TODAY EAST Louisville (7-1) at UConn (0-7), 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST Air Force (2-7) at New Mexico (2-6), 9 p.m. Saturday EAST W. Kentucky (5-4) at Army (3-6), Noon St. Francis (Pa.) (3-5) at Bryant (4-5), Noon Robert Morris (4-4) at CCSU (4-5), Noon Princeton (6-1) at Penn (4-3), Noon Duquesne (5-3) at Sacred Heart (8-2), Noon Monmouth (NJ) (4-5) at Wagner (2-7), Noon Brown (5-2) at Yale (4-3), Noon Harvard (6-1) at Columbia (0-7), 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross (3-7) at Lehigh (6-2), 12:30 p.m. James Madison (6-3) at New Hampshire (4-4), 12:30 p.m. Villanova (4-5) at Rhode Island (3-7), 12:30 p.m. Bucknell (4-4) at Fordham (9-0), 1 p.m. Richmond (3-6) at Stony Brook (3-5), 1 p.m. William & Mary (6-3) at Delaware (7-2), 3

p.m. Maine (8-1) at Albany (NY) (1-8), 3:30 p.m. Colgate (3-6) at Lafayette (3-5), 3:30 p.m. Hawaii (0-8) at Navy (4-4), 3:30 p.m. Cornell (1-6) at Dartmouth (3-4), 4 p.m. Texas (6-2) at West Virginia (4-5), 7 p.m. Notre Dame (7-2) at Pittsburgh (4-4), 8 p.m. SOUTH Florida St. (8-0) at Wake Forest (4-5), Noon Wesley (6-2) at Charlotte (4-5), Noon Vanderbilt (4-4) at Florida (4-4), Noon Missouri (8-1) at Kentucky (2-6), Noon UAB (2-6) at Marshall (5-3), Noon Auburn (8-1) at Tennessee (4-5), Noon Arkansas (3-6) at Mississippi (5-3), 12:21 p.m. Appalachian St. (2-7) at Georgia (5-3), 12:30 p.m. Virginia (2-7) at North Carolina (3-5), 12:30 p.m. Marist (6-3) at Campbell (2-7), 1 p.m. Coastal Carolina (9-0) at Charleston Southern (8-2), 1 p.m. NC Central (4-5) at Hampton (3-6), 1 p.m. Savannah St. (1-9) at Howard (3-6), 1 p.m.

San Diego (6-3) at Morehead St. (3-6), 1 p.m. NC A&T (5-3) at Morgan St. (3-6), 1 p.m. E. Illinois (8-1) at Murray St. (5-4), 1 p.m. Gardner-Webb (5-4) at VMI (1-8), 1 p.m. The Citadel (3-6) at Elon (2-7), 1:30 p.m. Samford (6-3) at Furman (4-5), 1:30 p.m. Florida A&M (3-6) at SC State (6-3), 1:30 p.m. Jackson St. (6-2) at Alabama A&M (3-6), 2 p.m. Southern U. (5-4) at Alabama St. (6-3), 2 p.m. Wofford (5-3) at Chattanooga (7-2), 2 p.m. W. Carolina (2-7) at Georgia Southern (4-4), 2 p.m. Texas Southern (2-7) at MVSU (1-8), 2 p.m. Jacksonville (4-5) at Mercer (8-1), 3 p.m. Davidson (0-9) at Stetson (1-7), 3 p.m. Austin Peay (0-9) at Tennessee St. (7-3), 3 p.m. Presbyterian (3-5) at Liberty (5-4), 3:30 p.m. Syracuse (4-4) at Maryland (5-3), 3:30 p.m. Tulsa (2-6) at East Carolina (6-2), 3:45 p.m. Norfolk St. (2-7) at Bethune-Cookman (8-1),

4 p.m. NC State (3-5) at Duke (6-2), 4 p.m. E. Kentucky (6-3) at Jacksonville St. (7-2), 4 p.m. FIU (1-7) at Middle Tennessee (5-4), 4 p.m. Lamar (4-5) at Northwestern St. (4-5), 4 p.m. UT-Martin (6-3) at Memphis (1-6), 4:30 p.m. Southern Miss. (0-8) at Louisiana Tech (35), 7 p.m. Arkansas St. (4-4) at Louisiana-Monroe (54), 7 p.m. Virginia Tech (6-3) at Miami (7-1), 7 p.m. Houston (7-1) at UCF (6-1), 7 p.m. LSU (7-2) at Alabama (8-0), 8 p.m. MIDWEST SMU (3-4) at Cincinnati (6-2), Noon TCU (3-6) at Iowa St. (1-7), Noon Penn St. (5-3) at Minnesota (7-2), Noon Iowa (5-4) at Purdue (1-7), Noon Valparaiso (1-8) at Butler (7-3), 1 p.m. W. Michigan (1-8) at E. Michigan (1-8), 1 p.m. Dayton (6-3) at Drake (5-4), 2 p.m. N. Colorado (1-8) at North Dakota (2-7), 2

p.m. Tennessee Tech (3-7) at SE Missouri (2-7), 2 p.m. Montana (7-2) at South Dakota (4-5), 2 p.m. Indiana St. (1-8) at S. Dakota St. (5-4), 3 p.m. Missouri St. (4-6) at S. Illinois (5-4), 3 p.m. Illinois (3-5) at Indiana (3-5), 3:30 p.m. Nebraska (6-2) at Michigan (6-2), 3:30 p.m. Illinois St. (5-4) at N. Dakota St. (8-0), 3:30 p.m. BYU (6-2) at Wisconsin (6-2), 3:30 p.m. Youngstown St. (8-1) at N. Iowa (4-5), 5 p.m. SOUTHWEST Kansas St. (4-4) at Texas Tech (7-2), Noon Tulane (6-3) at UTSA (4-5), 2 p.m. Nicholls St. (4-5) at Sam Houston St. (7-2), 3 p.m. Grambling St. (1-8) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-7), 3:30 p.m. UTEP (1-7) at North Texas (6-3), 3:30 p.m. Mississippi St. (4-4) at Texas A&M (7-2), 3:30 p.m. Kansas (2-6) at Oklahoma St. (7-1), 4 p.m. McNeese St. (7-2) at Stephen F. Austin (3-

6), 4 p.m. SE Louisiana (7-2) at Cent. Arkansas (5-4), 8 p.m. FAR WEST Southern Cal (6-3) at California (1-8), 3 p.m. S. Utah (6-3) at Weber St. (1-8), 3 p.m. Montana St. (7-2) at E. Washington (7-2), 3:10 p.m. Nevada (3-6) at Colorado St. (4-5), 3:30 p.m. Boston College (4-4) at New Mexico St. (18), 3:30 p.m. Arizona St. (6-2) at Utah (4-4), 4 p.m. Old Dominion (6-3) at Idaho (1-8), 5 p.m. Portland St. (5-4) at Idaho St. (3-6), 5:05 p.m. Utah St. (5-4) at UNLV (5-4), 8 p.m. Colorado (3-5) at Washington (5-3), 8 p.m. Sacramento St. (4-5) at Cal Poly (4-5), 9:05 p.m. UCLA (6-2) at Arizona (6-2), 10 p.m. Fresno St. (8-0) at Wyoming (4-4), 10:15 p.m. San Diego St. (4-4) at San Jose St. (5-3), 10:30 p.m.

Spurrier ready for Gamecocks’ stretch run BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier believes No. 13 South Carolina is healthy and ready for its stretch run, wherever it leads the Gamecocks. South Carolina (7-2, 5-2 SEC) has this weekend off before wrapping up Southeastern Conference play at home against Florida on Nov. 16. Spurrier knows his team can’t win the SEC Eastern Division on its own, needing losses by Missouri and Georgia for its cleanest road to the Georgia Dome. Still, Spurrier believes the Gamecocks are as healthy as they’ve been all season and prepped to chase another season of double-digit wins. “We’re probably one of the healthiest teams around,” Spurrier said. “Hopefully, we’re ready to make a run.” That’s been guaranteed the past few Novembers as the Gamecocks have gone 9-2 during the month from 2010-12. They’ve already started this November off right with a 34-16 win over Mississippi State last Saturday. “Oh, we’re feeling good, we’re feeling confident,” said cornerback Victor Hampton, who earned the SEC defensive player of the week for his effort against Mississippi State. The Gamecocks looked done in the divisional race with a mid-October, 23-21 loss at struggling Tennessee before re-


South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier hopes a healthy Gamecocks football team is ready for its stretch run in hopes of winning the SEC East and beating rival Clemson for a record fifth straight season.

gaining their swagger — and handing Missouri its first loss of the season — with a fourthquarter rally to defeat the Tigers 27-24 in double overtime. Improved defensive play has been key to South Carolina staying strong. The group figured to be a juggernaut led by defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, considered the top NFL prospect in college football. But there were big holes behind Clonwey as the Gamecocks had to replace four seniors in the back seven, including NFL players D.J. Swearinger and Devonte Holloman. Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said the young guys played like youngsters early on,

eager to make every play yet vacating their spots and leading to too many big plays. Hampton, a veteran, fell prey to it, too. He said he had a pair of busts late in the game with UCF on Sept. 28 that turned the Gamecocks easy, breezy 28-10 lead into an uncomfortably tight 28-25 game down the stretch. Hampton said he didn’t trust his young teammates in the secondary and the linebacking corps to be where they should and that led him to trying to make the extraordinary play instead of the simple one he was coached to do. “Just (not) pressing to do things you don’t have to do has really changed things around,”

Hampton said. South Carolina still needs help to make it to Atlanta, but the players believe if they stay focused and work hard, good things will happen. “I feel like we’re having more fun,” defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles said. “When you play defense, it’s all about fun and intensity. It’s football. I mean, you’ve been doing it since you were four years old, go hit the man with that brown thing.” Quarles leads the Gamecocks with seven sacks while Clowney has just two during a season of injuries and triple teams. “He’s missed some (sacks) and he knows he’s missed some,” Ward said. “I

think JD affects the game in a lot of different ways. He says stats don’t bother him which I believe because he’s a team guy.” On offense, the Gamecocks are led by the durable body of quarterback Connor Shaw and the emergence of tailback Mike Davis, the SEC’s leading rusher. Shaw has held up through an injured shoulder and a knee sprain to post one of the most efficient seasons in college football with 18 touchdown passes — he tied his personal best with four against Mississippi State — and just one interception. The senior is among the semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award and finalists for the Johnny Unitas Award. Davis, a sophomore, has had seven games with more than 100 yards rushing and became the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Marcus Lattimore in 2010. Davis said he was aware he was getting close to the 1,000-yard mark at Missouri. After Florida, South Carolina concludes the regular season with FCS opponent Coastal Carolina and state rival Clemson. All the games are at Williams-Brice Stadium where the Gamecocks last week tied a school record of 15 consecutive home wins. “Yeah, we went through our trials and tribulations,” linebacker Sharrod Golightly said. “Now, we’re seeing the production on the field. That swagger is showing.”

Panthers look forward to challenge of next 2 weeks BY STEVE REED The Associated Press


Miami guard Dallas Thomas, left, and tackle Tyson Clabo are among the Dolphins players divided on their opinions of Jonathan Martin’s treatment by the team and suspended guard Richie Incognito.

Players divided regarding Dolphins’ Martin BY STEVEN WINE The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — In a culture that fosters conflict, Jonathan Martin sought to avoid it. Upset by treatment he considered abusive, the Miami Dolphins tackle let the situation fester for months before leaving the team last week. Martin’s agent then complained to the Dolphins, who suspended guard Richie Incognito. The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin, and whether their teammates and the organization mishandled the matter. But pro football is a macho world, and some players believe Martin should have responded more firmly. “Is Incognito wrong? Absolutely. He’s 100 percent wrong,” New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle said. “No individual should have to go through that, especially in their workplace. “But at the same time, Jonathan Martin is a 6-4, 320-pound man. I mean, at some point and time you need to stand your ground as an indi-

vidual. Am I saying go attack, go fight him? No. I think we all understand we can stand our ground without anything being physical.” Dolphins players have robustly defended Incognito, long considered among the NFL’s dirtiest players. He’s now a notorious national villain, but teammates praise his leadership and loyalty. They’ve been less passionate in their support of Martin, saying he and Incognito behaved like best friends. “They did a lot of stuff together,” tackle Tyson Clabo said. “So if he had a problem with the way he was treating him, he had a funny way of showing it.” Martin is with his family in California to undergo counseling for emotional issues. A senior partner in a New York law firm was appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct and prepare a report. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said Thursday that he continues to be in touch with those involved.

CHARLOTTE — Jordan Gross said the next two weeks will go a long way toward determining how people perceive the Carolina Panthers nationally. The Panthers starting left tackle and co-captain says Carolina will start to earn some respect if they can beat San Francisco on the road Sunday and follow that up with a victory next Mon- GROSS day night at home against New England. “I’m excited about the challenge ahead,” Gross said. “If we win these games everybody is going to say we’re good. And if we lose these games everybody is going to say that we beat teams that weren’t good.” The Panthers (5-3) are starting to look like a playoff team having won four straight games. They’ve outscored their opponents 130-48 during that span have a plus-8 turnover ratio.

Quarterback Cam Newton, for the most part, has been playing lights out an the defense has kept its opponents to 15 points or less. However, some question the team’s legitimacy since Carolina’s five wins have come against teams with a combined 8-33 record. The Panthers have taken a page from coach Ron Rivera this week with several players reiterating his comments that this week’s game against the 49ers is “the biggest game because it’s the next game.” Despite the team’s efforts to downplay its importance, the reality is this is the franchise’s biggest game since their playoff loss in 2008 to the Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers haven’t been above .500 since then until the last two weeks. Rivera said given that the 49ers are NFC champions and are a talented team that plays physical and beating them on the road “would be big” for his team’s confidence. “They have a winning record,” Rivera said. By no fault of their own, seven of Carolina’s opponents this year so

far don’t. That’s a little ironic since the Panthers entered the season with the toughest schedule in the NFL based on last year’s records. The only team the Panthers have played with a winning record is the Seattle Seahawks (81), and they matched up pretty well against them. Carolina had a chance to win that game but running back DeAngelo Williams fumbled late in the game as the Panthers were driving for the goahead score. The Panthers look to show they can compete with the NFC’s best this week — and turn some heads. “It’s a game that a lot of football talking heads are talking about,” Carolina safety Mike Mitchell said. “So if we beat them, now they have to talk about us. “But don’t get it twisted in any way — we’re a confident team. We know we’re a good team and we made some mistakes early on and we know our record should be better than it is. We have a lot of respect for San Francisco, but we’d to keep ourselves relevant by beating them.”





DE Sawyer still has USC on radar after visit D the summer. Running back Bryce Love of Wake Forest, N.C., received an offer from Ohio State last month and took his first visit to Columbus last month. Love has 16 offers, including USC, Clemson, Tennessee, UNC, Stanford, North Carolina State, Duke, Arkansas, East Carolina and Virginia Tech. He has also been to games at Clemson, UGA, ECU, UNC, NCSU and Ohio State this season and plans to attend the Clemson-USC game. Love does not have any favorites, but has strong interest in Clemson and USC. His parents are USC grads. RB Traveon Samuel (5-feet-8-inches, 180 pounds) of Phenix City, Ala., has Clemson among his top five. “Alabama and Auburn are my two favorites. Clemson is No. 5. Florida State is somewhere in there at three or four,” Samuel said. He said he is in no hurry to make a decision and still has several visits he would like to take. Thus far, he has visited Alabama, Auburn, South Florida, Alabama-Birmingham, Louisville, Kentucky, FSU and Vanderbilt. He plans to be at Auburn for the Iron Bowl against Alabama. His offers include Clemson, Auburn, UAB, Washington, Louisiana State, Duke, USF, UNC, NCSU, Tennessee and California. USC remains the leader for DB Desmond Cain of Delray Beach, Fla. The Gamecocks are his only offer thus far, and he’s also getting interest from Miami, Michigan State, Indiana, Central Florida, UNC and Nebraska. Cain visited USC for the Black Magic camp. “I liked everything about it,” Cain said. “It is so well organized and they know what they’re doing. I love the coaching staff.” His only visit this season so far was to UCF where he saw the Knights host USC. Cain does not have any other visits planned, but wants to return to Columbia next summer. DB Terry Godwin of Hogansville, Ga., has 22 offers, including Clemson and USC. However, it’s the Tigers showing him serious interest right now and they stand to be on his short list when he puts that together in a few weeks. He was at the Clemson-FSU game earlier this season. While there, Godwin met with DB coach Reed. “He really wants me there and was telling me how with his DBs he doesn’t care if you’re a true freshman or a senior, he’s going to rotate you in and see what you are about,” Godwin said. Godwin said he talks with Reed about every other week. Godwin has also been to

games at UGA, Auburn, Mississippi and UNC. He plans to go to the upcoming LSU-Alabama and UGA-Auburn games. When he gets down to reducing his list, Godwin has a few factors he’ll use to select those schools. “Looking for mostly academics and then the coaching and how the coaches interact with the players,” he said. He plans to major in sports management. While Clemson likely will make the list, USC is not so likely at this point. Godwin attended USC’s Black Magic Camp last summer, but hasn’t heard from the Gamecocks since then so he’s not giving the Gamecocks much consideration at this point. Godwin would like to make his decision by the end of his junior year in school. DB Tanner Muse of Belmont, N.C., has been to two Clemson home games this season and Tigers are among his early offers. “I really like the coaching staff,” Muse said. “I’ve been there so many times that I feel like a part of the family. That’s what they’re all about...being a family.” He’s also been to Ole Miss and plans to attend the Ohio State-Michigan game. His offers include Clemson, UNC, NCSU, Vandy, Michigan, Ole Miss, Louisville, Northwestern, Duke and Virginia. Muse said that he did not have any favorites but did say, “Clemson Phil is close to KORNBLUT home so it would be a place my family could come watch me play. Distance isn’t really that important to me, but it is something to consider.” Wide receiver Akilian Butler of Mesquite, Texas, made the long trip to Clemson for the FSU weekend along with his quarterback, Chason Virgil. Clemson is Butler’s only offer right now, and the trip gave him a chance to see what the Tigers are all about. “I liked it very much, I enjoyed the visit a lot,” Butler said. “The fans, I liked their dedication toward the players. I talked to (offensive coordinator) Coach (Ron) Morris and (assistant) Coach (jeff ) Scott and they were telling me about the facilities and about Clemson. They said they like me a lot and want me at the school. I’m just letting the recruiting process sink in. I like them a lot, but I don’t know yet. I’ve got a lot to think about.” Butler is also drawing the interest of Notre Dame, UGA, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas A&M. recruiting corner

efensive end Dante Sawyer of Suwanee, Ga., is a highly regarded uncommitted 2014 prospect and he was at South Carolina on Saturday for the Mississippi State game. The Gamecocks have been one of his favorites along with Tennessee, Auburn and Missouri. He has also been to Tennessee, Auburn and Georgia for games. Sawyer has said he plans to take his official visits before making his decision and those have not yet been scheduled. Defensive back DJ Smith of Atlanta is another of the top uncommitted players for ‘14. On Sept. 11, he announced a final four of Clemson, USC, UGA and Tennessee. Entering November, those four remain intact on his board with no favorite and no decision coming until National Signing Day in February of ‘14. His last game visit was to Clemson for the Florida State game where he talked extensively with Tiger secondary coach Mike Reed and head coach Dabo Swinney. “Coach Reed was telling me he wants to be my coach and I can get a lot of going to Clemson,” Smith said. “And Coach Swinney was telling me he wants to add me to the family also. Both gave me positive feedback.” As for USC, Smith said he talks to recruiter GA Mangus a lot and gets a lot of mail from the Gamecocks. “They’re telling me they are holding that one spot for me at DB,” he said. He’s not been to USC for a game this season though he visited last June. He plans to get back for either the Florida or Clemson game. Smith has also been to UGA for a game and he thinks he’ll get to Tennessee. He is not sure he’ll take all four official visits and said Clemson is the only certain official visit at this point. No date has been set. Smith said his finalists are equal and he will evaluate them on “my best fit and playing time. I want to play early to gain some experience and then the next year would be more of a competing year,” he said. Juniors: DB Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood High School has been to Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Georgia tech and UGA for games. He was at Clemson for the FSU game. Chalmers said Clemson, Tennessee, UNC and Duke are making the strongest pushes for him and each has offered along with Stanford and Georgia Southern. USC has shown interest, but has not offered, according to Chalmers. Chalmers does not have a favorite at this point and won’t make his decision until

“Texas is showing a lot of interest,” he said. Butler does not have any favorites at this point and won’t rush a decision. DE Michael Barnett of Woodland High in Dorchester has had a top three of VT, Florida and FSU, but now there’s only one school on his mind and that’s VT. He said the Hokies are No. 1 on his list and there is not a No. 2 or No. 3 right now. “I like the family atmosphere; everybody is real nice down there,” Barnett said. “I like the stadium. I just like the whole atmosphere. I like Virginia Tech as a whole. I love (defensive coordinator) Coach (Bud) Foster. Coach Foster is pretty cool. He’s a real down-to-earth coach.” Barnett also likes the similarities between VT’s defensive scheme and the one he plays in at Woodland. Despite the strong feeling for the Hokies, Barnett is not ready to commit and will hold off on a final decision until next year. He has been to games at VT, Clemson, USC, NCSU, GT, FSU and Florida and will go to Tennessee this weekend. Barnett has an offer from Clemson and the Tigers continue to show interest. USC also remains in touch, with but has not offered. His other offers are Florida, FSU, Tennessee, NCSU and GT. The offer list for WR Tavin Richardson (6-4, 205) of Byrnes High in Duncan does not include Clemson or USC. Richardson has offers from Pittsburgh, Boston College, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Louisville, Illinois, Maryland, Ole Miss, Miami, GT and Mississippi State. He’s getting mail from Clemson and USC, but thus far no offer. “They want to see my junior film and see how I’ve increased my talents from last year,” Richardson said. He has been to Clemson, UGA, NCSU and Ole Miss for games. Ole Miss, Richardson said, has been showing the most interest with a steady supply of handwritten mail from the coaching staff. He does not have favorites, but admits to growing up a Clemson fan. Byrnes High RB Isaiah Hill (6-2, 210) is emerging as a prospect this season. “He has a tremendous skill set and has matured into a (NCAA) D(ivision)I prospect,” said Byrnes assistant coach Freddie Brown. “He runs extremely well and has tremendous ball skills, an SEC (Southeastern Confernce) skill set.” Brown said UNC is showing strong interest in Hill, and he’s also getting interest from USC. Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Wake Forest also have shown interest. Brown also said junior DB Lyrics Klugh (5-11, 165) is

emerging as a prospect. “He’s very fast and is a great ball skill guy,” Brown said. ‘He’s a tremendous athlete.” Klugh plays cornerback and safety and returns kicks. Brown said sophomore WR Chavis Dawkins (6-8, 180) is another young, emerging major prospect on the team. Offensive lineman Donnie Foster of Bradenton, Fla., continues to hear from USC and Clemson and has plans to visit Columbia following the season. His offers are from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Savannah State with interest from USC, Clemson, FSU, Miami, Mississippi State, GT and Indiana among others. Foster has attended games at FSU and Miami and has plans to attend a game at Mississippi State later this season. He does not have any favorites and is waiting to see if he will receive more offers following the season. WR Freddie Phillips of Pelion High has offers from UNC and NCSU and is hearing from Clemson, USC and FSU among others. He was at Appalachian State on Saturday and has also been to UGA, UNC and NCSU for games. Basketball News: Dante Buford, a 6-7 player from Jacksonville, Fla., who made his official visit to USC last weekend, committed to Oklahoma on Thursday. Along with USC, the Simpsonville native also made an visit to Miami. The November signing period commences on Wednesday. The USC women gained a pair of commitments last week from highly-rated guards from the Northeast. Doniya Cliney, a 6-0 player from Newark, N.J., is the 13th-ranked guard in the ‘14 class and the 105th-ranked prospect overall, according to In 30 games last season, Cliney averaged 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game. She shot 43 percent from the floor and 60 percent from the foul line. Bianca Cuevas, a 5-6 point guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., is ranked as the No. 8 PG in the class nationally and the No. 44 player overall by ESPN’s HoopGurlz. The USC women have four commitments for the ‘14 class. Davaris McGowen, a 6-7 player at Gray Military Prep in Columbia, committed to Southern Mississippi. He signed with High Point last year out of Eastside High in Taylors. Baseball News: Left-handed pitcher Banks Cromer (6-3, 150) of A.C. Flora High in Columbia announced via Twitter that he’s committed to USC for the ‘14 class. Cromer is the 15th commitment for the class and the third from Flora.

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NORMA JEAN PERKINS Norma Jean Allen Benenhaley Perkins, 49, wife of Lawrence J. “Larry” Perkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical PERKINS Center. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Theodore Allen and Madaline Dew Oxendine. 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 “Tippy” 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. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

HELEN CHATMAN CHARLOTTE — Helen Chatman, 72, died

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Carolina Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte. She was born June 28, 1941, in Alcolu, a daughter of the late Chester Sr. and Marie Johnson Chapman. The family is receiving friends at the home of her brother and sisterin-law, Purdy and Carolyn Chatman, 1177 Loblolly Drive, Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

JOHN W. GRAMES John William Grames, age 78, beloved husband of Maryland Grames, died on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.





The Sumter Sports Hall of Fame will induct nine new members on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Sumter High School Commons Area beginning at 6:30 p.m. The new inductees are Frank Galloway, Cleveland Pinkney, Katrina Anderson Sacoco, the late Robbie Evans, Tommy Player, the late Rudy Singleton, Dr. Arland Compton Jr,. Terry Kinard, Jimmy Noonan and Henry Marshall. The induction ceremony will be sponsored by The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Sumter. Tickets can be purchased on an individual basis for $25 per person, but tables can be purchased as well. A bronze table


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with seating for four will cost $100, a 6-seat Silver Table is $200 and an 8-seat Gold Table is $300. Those who are interested in attending can send checks by mail to the The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 2229, Sumter, SC, 29151, or contact the club at (803) 7755006 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event. All purchases are tax-deductible. BASKETBALL REC DEPARTMENT BASKETBALL

Registration for the Sumter County Recreation Department’s youth basketball leagues is under way and will run through Thursday, Nov. 14.

The leagues are open to boys and girls ages 5-17 as of Sept. 1, 2013. The registration is $40 for 5-6 year olds and $45 for children ages 7-17. No late registration will be taken. A coaches meeting will be held on Nov. 14 at the recreation department located at 155 Haynsworth Street. For more information, call the recreation department at (803) 436-2248 or visit www. YOUTH LEAGUE SPONSORS

The Sumter County Recreation Department is looking for sponsors for its upcoming youth basketball season. A team sponsorship is $150. For more information, call Christopher Williams at (803) 436-2248 or email him at

ugliest shots, most decorative water bottle, oldest and youngest finishers, first dog and first stroller across the finish line, the person that traveled the farthest and the Stan DuBose Award for the oldest finisher. To register online, go to www. For more information,call (803) 7741404 or go to www.facebook. com/SumterYmca.


Registration is being taken for the 31st Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Gobbler Dash to be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The fee is $20 for a runner who registers by Nov. 25 and $10 for each additional family member. Late registration (Nov. 26-28) is $30 per individual and $15 for additional family members. The race is free for children ages 4-9. There will be prizes for all participants and awards to the overall top three finishers. Tshirts are only guaranteed for the first 300 early registrants. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. with the races starting at 9. There will be special prizes and awards for the craziest hat,


The Sumter High School boys and girls varsity tennis programs are both looking for interested students at any of the seven Sumter County School District middle schools. For more information, contact head girls and boys head coach Jason Loudenslager at (803) 340-0165.

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BETTIE LOU TODD Bettie Lou Eleanor Wetmore Todd went to be with Jesus on Nov. 6, 2013. She was married to her sweetheart, H Carlton Todd, for 68 years. Bettie Lou was born June 29, 1925, in TODD Greensboro, N.C., to the late Thomas Hall Wetmore and Mary Sue Whitcomb Wetmore. After graduating as class poet from Conway High School in 1943, she worked with the FBI as a fingerprint technician. She later worked for and retired from Pilot Life Insurance Co. Following her Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s example, Mrs. Todd was a blessing to everyone she met as she opened her heart and arms to all. She was a member of First Assembly of God, where she sang in the choir. She served through the years as a Bible teacher at New Calvary Baptist Church, First Assembly of God, and Shaw Air Force Base Chapel. She also enjoyed writing poetry that she felt came from the Lord. Her poetry blessed many, including the military service personnel to whom she loved to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank you for what you do for usâ&#x20AC;? before giving them a copy of her poem written for them. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Carlton, and their five loving children, Tina Mikeal (Roger) of Matthews, N.C., Tom Todd (Melanie) of Charlotte, Eleanor Riggs (Don) of Sumter, Terri Haag (Doug) of Two Rivers, Wis., and Joe Todd (Pam) of Morristown, Tenn. Also cherishing her memory are her 11 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her six siblings. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God with the Revs. Phil Simun and Jason Banar officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to First Assembly of God, 1151 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or Amedisys Hospice, 2555 Li-Do Court, Sumter, SC 29150. You may sign the fam-

ilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest book at www. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.

MARTHA S. ROGERS Martha Strange Rogers, age 81, beloved wife of the late Jimmy Rogers, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rogers was born on June 16, ROGERS 1932, in Inman, a daughter of the late Charlie Fulton Strange Sr. and Mary Mahaffey Strange. She was owner and operator of Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beauty Salon on S.C. 441 in Sumter, until her retirement. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Shrinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ladies Auxiliary, and Alice Drive Baptist Church. Mrs. Rogers is survived by a son, Wayne Rogers of Sumter; five grandchildren, Tony J. Rogers Jr. and his wife, Amanda, Shannon Marie Rogers, Martha Theresa â&#x20AC;&#x153;Resaâ&#x20AC;? Rogers, Candice Leigh Shaulis and her husband, Jeff, and Jimi Rachel Miller and her husband, Robby; two sisters, Mary Ethel Lamb of Inman and Janie Willard of Landrum; and a special niece, Janice Weaver of Inman. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her son, Tony J. Rogers Sr.; four sisters, Myrtle Reid, Rosa Lee Strange, Emily Fowler and Ruth Sprouse; and four brothers, Hugh Strange, Glenn Strange, Charlie Strange and Frank Strange. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Walker officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, one hour prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. You may sign the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest book at The family has chosen



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C.R.F. BAKER III WACO, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Charles Richard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rickâ&#x20AC;? Furman Baker III passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his Waco home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at OakCrest BAKER Funeral Home with burial in the China Spring, Texas, Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd., Waco. Rick was an amazing person and the most wonderful father anyone could ever ask for. His family meant the world to him. He loved music, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. Rick worked with the fantastic people of Home State County Mutual for 15 years. He made many friends and memories with the great people of this company. He will be missed by many. Rick was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Baker; son-in-law, John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treyâ&#x20AC;? Echterhoff; and uncle, David L. Block. He is survived by his father, Dr. C.R.F. Baker Jr. of Edisto; mother, Jo Anne Block Wise of Charleston; stepmother, Mrs. C.R.F. Baker Jr.; stepfather, W.R. Wise III; brother, Randolph S. Baker; sister, Mary M. Baker; daughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Casey Crow, Jessica and Chris Smith, Linda Echterhoff, and Ashley and Stuart Illing; as well as 11 grandchildren and a beloved daughter-dog, Sally. John 11:25, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.â&#x20AC;? The guest book is at LATASHI M. BOYD BISHOPVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latashi McQuet Boyd entered eternal rest on Nov. 5, 2013, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Hartsville. Visitations will be held from noon until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at

Lee Central Middle School, Bishopville, with the Rev. Richard Addison, worship leader, and the Rev. Vernon Holland, eulogist. Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Garden. The funeral procession will leave from the home of Mayor and Mrs. Alexander Boyd, 529 Davis St., Bishopville. Condolences may be sent to the family at wilsonfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Bishopville, is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN D. McLANE Jr. John Daniel McLane Jr., 51, departed this earthly life on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital, Columbia. He was born on July 16, 1962, in Sumter County, a son of Shirley M. McLane and the late John McLane Sr. John, affectionately known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jayâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jr.,â&#x20AC;? attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Hillcrest High School Class of 1981. At an early age, he joined High Hills AME Church. John was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed with the Department of Mental Health for more than 20 years, until his health failed. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Linda Davis-McLane of Sumter; two brothers, Edward (Donna) McLane of Columbia and John Perry of Sumter; two sisters, Gloria R. (Earl) Jenkins of Dalzell and Janice Marie McLane of Sumter; three sons, DaJone (Antoinette) McLane of Houston, Texas, Antonnial Davis and Jonedrick McLane of Sumter; one daughter, Natalie McKelvie of Sumter; four grandchildren of Houston and one grandson of Sumter; two nephews, Earl Jenkins Jr. and Malik McLane of Columbia; one niece, Dr. Sarah Berry of Arlington, Texas; mother-in-law, Louise Davis of Sumter; brotherin-law, William Davis of Sumter; a special friend, Vivian Craft of Columbia; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John McLane Sr.; and his father-in-law, Johnnie Davis Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at High Hills AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Thomas H. Habersham, pastor, eulo-


gist, assisted by the Rev. Eric R. Dent, the Rev. Linda Richbow, the Rev. Ruth Robinson and Minister Donnie Rich. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his mother, Shirley M. McLane, 3460 Dirt Road, Horatio. The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. The funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the home of his mother. Floral bearers will be Hillcrest High School Class of 1981. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in High Hills AME Churchyard cemetery, Dalzell. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at Visit us on the web. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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 husband of Rosa Lee M. Bradley for 29 years. He attended Sumter schools and he worked for 18 years as a route salesman for Pepsi Co. He was co-owner of Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Parts and retired from NAPA Store due to his health. He was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church and the young menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday school class. Buddy leaves behind: his wife of Sumter; a son, James W. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jayâ&#x20AC;? Bradley Jr. and his children, Bretta, James and Landon; a daughter, Kay Bradley Gore (Craig) and their children, Brittany Hoffman (Jonathan) and Mallory Gore; his stepson, Larry Morse (Susan) and their children, Crissy and Jody; great-grandchildren, Kara McKenzie, Keylen, Jason and Abigail; two brothers, J.B. Bradley (Sharon) and Robert Bradley (Nancy); a sister, Betty Browder; and an aunt, Ruby N. Bradley. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jack Browder. Buddy loved sports. He played baseball in school and also played P-15 ball. He loved all kinds of sports from baseball, softball, ping-pong, golf and fishing. He loved to bowl and he was always competitive in sports. He also


attended all of the P-15 games, until his health declined. Buddy spent his last years at NHC Sumter. Thank you so much for the love and care that was given to him while he was there. Thanks Howard, Richard and Gallman, and CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and nurses that helped him. Dr. Mayes Dubose, thank you so much for your love in caring for him. The family received friends Thursday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2312 Gingko Drive. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Pinewood Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Barwick and the Rev. Sim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pinewood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Pinewood, SC 29125. Online condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 7759386.

DWIGHT W. GRAINGER Dwight W. Grainger, 73, husband of Mildred Sylvia Stroud Grainger, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his home. Born in Horry County, he was a son of the late Dwight Tuoney Grainger and Mattie Rosetta Roberts Grainger. Mr. Grainger was a retired truck driver with Smith Concrete Co. Surviving are his wife of Sumter; a son, Billy Grainger of Dalzell; a daughter, Ramona Lorick of Sumter; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery in Tabor City, N.C., with the Rev. Preston Grimsley officiating. Online condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 7759386.







The Evening Optimist Club Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, on Main Street. Deadline for entry is today. Call (803) 9833916 for a parade entry application. The NCNS McLeod Section â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sumter will meet at 5 p.m. today at Morris College. Call (803) 7731987. The 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) 775-8840. 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. Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Golden Corral. The Sumter SPCA will hold Tails & Ales 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center, 1100 S. Guignard Drive. Cost is $15 per person and you must be 18 years or older. Virtually Unshockable will provide music. Call (803) 773-9292.

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Divaz on Point will hold a coat and sock drive 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave. Call (803) 847-9074. Hillcrest High School Class of 1977 will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Vanessaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playland. Call (803) 494-9584. Berea Junior Academy will hold a Veterans Day program 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at 675 S. Lafayette Drive, to honor all veterans who attended Stone Hill School. The Sumter County Veterans Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veterans Day Ceremony will at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Sumter County Courthouse, Main Street. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Lefford Fate will serve as keynote speaker. The South Main Street Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the South Sumter Gym. The American Red Cross, Sandhills Chapter, will offer New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview classes at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1155 N. Guignard Drive, Suite 2. Call (803) 7752363 to register. Refreshments will be served.

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Some people might watch â&#x20AC;&#x153;The LYLASâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., WE, TV-14) to laugh at the display of trashy behavior and delusional attitudes. But as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned from every â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Housewivesâ&#x20AC;? episode or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here Comes Honey Boo Booâ&#x20AC;? special, a little stupidity goes a long, long way. The Lylas are a quartet of four singing sisters who just happen to have a favorite brother, Bruno Mars. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be known only for that fact. So, naturally, they talk about it all of the time. For the record, â&#x20AC;&#x153;LYLASâ&#x20AC;? is not a misspelling of the ancient Eric Clapton tune, but the acronym for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Ya Like A Sister.â&#x20AC;? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to use â&#x20AC;&#x153;yaâ&#x20AC;? for â&#x20AC;&#x153;you,â&#x20AC;? you might as well be consistent and write â&#x20AC;&#x153;sistaâ&#x20AC;? for â&#x20AC;&#x153;sister.â&#x20AC;? But I digress. Regardless, the Lylas arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about consistency â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or making much sense at all. After the tragic death of their mother, the sisters, Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti and Presley, â&#x20AC;&#x153;honorâ&#x20AC;? her by getting tattoos. Hey, nothing says â&#x20AC;&#x153;grievingâ&#x20AC;? like a trip to the tattoo parlor. They even startle the needlewielding artist when they ask if he can mix their late motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ashes into his ink. Sure, why not? All of this comes after their mother left them with one major, specific request: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get tattoos. Some â&#x20AC;&#x153;honor.â&#x20AC;? Some daughters. Some sisters! Did you hear they have a famous brother? â&#x20AC;˘ Who knew that Brooklyn-born Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione was a

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Abandon Vehicle / Boat Abandoned Vehicle Notice: The following vehicle was abandoned at Palmetto Auto Repair. Described as a 2000 Lexus, VIN # JT8BF28GXY5092557. Total Due for storage is $2,390.00 as of August 25, 2013. Owner is asked to call 803-469-8077. If not claimed in 30 days. it will be turned over to the Magistrate's Office for public sale.

Abandoned Vehicle Notice: The following vehicle was abandoned at Fulton Automotive, 801 E. Liberty St. Sumter, SC 29153.. Described as a 2005 Ford, VIN # 1FTSW20515EA00226. Total Due for storage is $2,987.00 as of February 8, 2013. Owner is asked to call 803-775-6378. If not claimed in 30 days. it will be turned over to the Magistrate's Office for public sale.

Summons & Notice IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-1437 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER OneWest Bank FSB, Plaintiff, v. Gerlinde Brown; Ronald Snethen a/k/a Ronald L. Snethen; Ray Snethen a/k/a Raymond L. Snethen; Roxanne Snethen Brown a/k/a Roxanne S. Brown; Hector Snethen a/k/a Hector R. Snethen; Todd Klavon; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; CACH, LLC; Cord Montoya; The United States of America by and through its agency The Internal Revenue Service; The United States of America by and through its agency the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Rhonda Springer a/k/a Rhonda Sprenger; Defendant(s).

(012044-00236) SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived TO THE DEFENDANT(S): Any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability

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being a class designated as Richard Roe

Company, Inc., dated August 10, 1978 and recorded August 21, 1978 in Book I-10 at Page 1598. Thereafter, Kathleen M. Snethen died intestate on or around July 26, 1990 leaving her interest in the subject property to her heirs or devisees, namely,

Harold L. Snethen, Ronald L. Snethen, Raymond L. Snethen, Todd Klavon, Rhonda Springer, Roxanne S. Brown, and Hector R. Snethen, as is more fully preserved in the Probate Records of Sumter County, Case No. 2009-ES-43-552. Thereafter,

Ronald L. Snethen, Raymond L. Snethen, Todd Klavon, Rhonda Springer, Roxanne S. Brown, and Hector R. Snethen conveyed their interest in the subject property to Harold L. Snethen by Deed dated January 16, 2010 and recorded

January 29, 2010 in Book 1134 at Page 003955. Thereafter, Harold L. Snethen died intestate on or around December 16, 2012 leaving the subject property to his heirs or devisees, namely, Gerlinde Brown, Ronald Snethen, Ray Snethen,

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 2746 Catie Circle, Sumter, South Carolina 29150, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 223-14-01-012, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Anne Bell Fant, made absolute. Columbia, South Carolina October 9, 2013

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-1437 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER OneWest Bank FSB, Plaintiff, v. Gerlinde Brown; Ronald Snethen a/k/a Ronald L. Snethen; Ray Snethen a/k/a Raymond L. Snethen; Roxanne Snethen Brown a/k/a Roxanne S. Brown; Hector Snethen a/k/a Hector R. Snethen; Todd Klavon; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; CACH, LLC; Cord Montoya; The United States of America by and through its agency The Internal Revenue Service; The United States of America by and through its agency the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Rhonda Springer a/k/a Rhonda Sprenger; Defendant(s). (012044-00236) LIS PENDENS Deficiency Judgment Waived NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain Home Equity Conversion Mortgage of real estate given by Harold L. Snethen to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Midland Mortgage Corporation, its successors a n d a s s i g n s (MIN#100854930002410200) dated August 30, 2010, and recorded in the Office of the RMC/ROD for Sumter County on September 3, 2010, in Mortgage Book 1144 at page 258. This mortgage was subsequently assigned to OneWest Bank, FSB by assignment dated July 19 2013 and recorded July 25, 2013 in Book 1191 at Page 00587. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in the Township of Privateer, County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot #29, as shown on that certain plat prepared by J.P. Edwards, RLS, dated September 8, 1972, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County in plat Book Z-32 at Page 133, and having such metes and bounds as are shown on said plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds as permitted under Section 30-5-250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. This being the same property conveyed to Harold L. Snethen and Kathleen M. Snethen by Deed of Carter Grading and Paving

NOTICE OF BOARD OF APPEALS HEARING he City of Manning Board of Appeals will meet on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., City Hall, 29 W. Boyce Street, to hear the following appeals: Request No. E-2013-07 by Marsha Evans to be allowed a special exception to operate a child daycare center at 207 S. Boundary Street, Tax Map #169-14-11-020-00 zoned Oice Commercial (OC). Request No. V-2013-02 by Connelly Development, LLC to be allowed a variance of 4t. 2in. to the height setback requirement of 35t. for property located of Edgewood Drive, Tax Map #169-09-00-003-00 zoned General Residential (GR-1) and contingent upon approval of annexation, Tax Map #169-09-00-002-00. Request No. E-2013-06 by Deborah Lucas to be allowed a special exception for residential use at 122 N Boundary Street, Tax Map #169-15-08-003-00 zoned Oice Commercial (OC). Documents related to this appeal are available for public inspection during regular business hours at City Hall, 29 W. Boyce Street, Manning, SC 29102.






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Roxanne Snethen Brown, Hector Snethen, Todd Klavon and Rhonda Springer a/k/a Rhonda Sprenger.

agency The Internal Revenue Service; The United States of America by and through its agency the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Rhonda Springer a/k/a Rhonda Sprenger; Defendant(s).

Property Address: 2746 Catie Circle Sumter, SC 29150 TMS# 223-14-01-012 Columbia, South Carolina August 9, 2013 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: Any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on August 12, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina October 9, 2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. Columbia, South Carolina October 9, 2013

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-1437 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER OneWest Bank FSB, Plaintiff, v. Gerlinde Brown; Ronald Snethen a/k/a Ronald L. Snethen; Ray Snethen a/k/a Raymond L. Snethen; Roxanne Snethen Brown a/k/a Roxanne S. Brown; Hector Snethen a/k/a Hector R. Snethen; Todd Klavon; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; CACH, LLC; Cord Montoya; The United States of America by and through its

(012044-00236) ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI Deficiency Judgment Waived It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the appointment of Anne Bell Fant as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Anne Bell Fant, be and hereby is appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons under a disability, all of whom may have or may claim to have some interest in or claim to the real property commonly known as 2746 Catie Circle, Sumter, South Carolina 29150; that Anne Bell Fant is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendant(s), unless the said Defendant(s), or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians Ad Litem for the said Defendant(s), and it is FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendant(s) Any unknown Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Harold Leo Snethen a/k/a Harold L. Snethen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe by publication thereof in the The Item, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. James C. Campbell Clerk of Court for Sumter County Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Reginald P. Corley (SC Bar #69453) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635) Michael P. Morris (SC Bar #73560) Eve Moredock Stacey (SC Bar #5300) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) J. Pamela Price (SC Bar # 014336) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Sumter, South Carolina 012044-00236 October 24, 2013 A-4424600 11/08/2013, 11/15/2013, 11/22/2013

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 13-CP-43-1565 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, in trust for the registered

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Summons & Notice holders of Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-BC1, Plaintiff, v. Vernell M. Jackson; Troy Shaw; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC, its successors and assigns (MIN #100077910004738395); HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc.; Defendant(s).

SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived (011847-03195) TO THE DEFENDANT(S), Vernell M. Jackson: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 20 Oakridge Court, Sumter, South Carolina 29154, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 1821304006, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 220 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to represent said minor(s) within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. Columbia, South Carolina October 17, 2013 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on August 28, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina October 17, 2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY

Yard Sale Corner MERCHANDISE Garage, Yard & Estate Sales 2109 Pinewood Rd Sat. 7-12. clothes, hshld items, christmas decor, Cheap prices. 50 Miller Rd Multi Family Sale Sat 7-1 No Early birds! Boys clothes & shoes 3mo. -18 mo, girls clothes & shoes 3mo-2T, Adult clothes, coffee tables, lamps, end tables, smoker grill, coca-cola items, Lots of other Good stuff! 106 Lindley Ave. Fri/Sat. 7-1 Crib, Furniture, clothes, computer desk & hshld items Estate/Yard Sale, 301 South Wise Dr. Sat. 7:30AM. Furn. linens, Christmas, kitchen, etc. 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. CASH PAID for yard sale and any other items of value. One item to complete estates. Call 840-0420 1903 Pinewood Rd. Fri. 10-3 Sat. 8-2. Baby clothes, 50¢, Lg. Baby items, new X-mas items, Winter items 1/2 off, Xmas fleece shirts $5, new gifts 803-481-8878 BIG, BIG, BIG, Carolina Anglers Annual Yard Sale. 378 E. Flea Market (Back row tables). Sat Nov 9th 7AM-1PM.

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30 Brandy Ct. House cleaning! Sat. Nov. 9th, 8 am - ? Christmas items, other misc.

1135 Falling Water Ln Sat 7am-11am tools, golf, hshld & holiday items 7 Reynolds, Sat. 7AM-?. Furniture, seasonal items, clothes, household items. 36 W. Charlotte Ave. Sat. 7-12. Plus size (Women/Men), kitchen items,Wedding gowns, furn. etc. 7 Stark St Three Family Sale Fri 9am-4pm Household & furniture No early Birds! Estate sale/indoor yard sale 07 Toyota Camry w/ 22K mi., furniture, spinet piano - exc. cond., cookware, pictures, sewing machine, clothing, misc. trinkets & treasures. Sat. 6 am - 1 pm. 314 Robbins Ave. 2 blocks from USC-Sumter. Concord Community Center Indoor multi-family yard sale; Sat., Nov. 9, 7am-12pm. Plowden Mill Rd next door to Concord Fire Dept 2841 August Dr Sat 7-12 Multi Family No early birds! Baby items, hsld, & furniture 2795 Antelope Dr. Sat. 7AM-2PM. Lots of misc items. Multi-Family Sale, 2426 Rosemary Ct. Sat. 7AM-12PM. Baby items, clothes, household items.

Hillcrest Masonic Lodge 2795 Frierson Rd Sat Nov. 9th 8-12 Sponsored by Order of the Amaranth Items for the entire family!

Summons & Notice PROCEED. Rogers Townsend and Thomas, PC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Samuel C. Waters (SC Bar #5958) Cheryl H. Fisher (SC Bar #15213) Reginald P. Corley (SC Bar #69453) Jennifer W. Rubin (SC Bar #16727) Ellie C. Floyd (SC Bar #68635) Michael P. Morris (SC Bar #73560) Eve Moredock Stacey (SC Bar #5300) Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) William S. Koehler (SC Bar#74935) Vance L. Brabham, III (SC Bar #71250) Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew A. Powell (SC Bar #100210) J. Pamela Price (SC Bar # 014336) 220 Executive Center Drive Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina 011847-03195 October 17, 2013 A-4424602 11/08/2013, 11/15/2013, 11/22/2013


IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO 2013-CP-43-1358 State of South Carolina County of Sumter State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Plaintiff/Petitioner, v. Latonya Benjamin, Vanessa Rivers, Jerome Vaughn, Ashley Williamson, Hattie Vaughn, Keyonta McKnight, Roger Prince and Shateja Rivers, Defendants/Respondents NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT DECLARATORY JUDGMENT NON-JURY NOTICE that the Complaint, Declaratory Judgment, Non-Jury in the above captioned matter was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on the 29th day of July, 2013.

Summons & Notice Jonathan M. Robinson, Esquire J. Kennedy DuBose, Jr., Esquire John K. DuBose, III, Esquire H. Homas Morgan, Jr. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF P.O. Drawer 39 (935 Broad St.) Camden, SC 29021 -0039 (803) 432-1992 - telephone (803) 432-0784 - facsimile




State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and and State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Plaintiff, v. Latonya Benjamin, Vanessa Rivers, Jerome Vaughn, Ashley Williamson, Hattie Vaughn, Keyonta McKnight, Roger Prince and Shateja Rivers, 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. DuBose-Robinson, PC

Home Improvements Professional Remodelers Home maintenance, ceramic tile, roofing, siding & windows doors, etc. Lic. & Ins. (Office) 803-692-4084 or (Cell) 803-459-4773

Lawn Service Chad's Lawn Care Service. Professional work at affordable prices. 803-236-8646

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.

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 STATE TREE SERVICE Worker's Comp & General liability insurance. Top quality service, lowest prices. 803-494-5175 or 803-491-5154 A Notch Above Tree Care Full quality service low rates, lic./ins., free est BBB accredited 983-9721

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


IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEASE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-43-1358 State of South Carolina County of Sumter


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 Tuesday, November 12, 2013, is the last day to redeem winning tickets in the following South Carolina Education Lottery Instant Games: (572) Tic Tac Snow; (574) Holiday Wishes; (575) Winter Wonderbucks

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Farm Products Lakeside Market Wedgefield Rd Sweet Potatoes 5lbs $1.98

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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

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15 Trailwood Dr Sat 8am-? Bikes, ps3 Games, home decor , linens boys-men-women clothes 585 Pringle Dr Sat 8-? Furn, hshld and misc items Lots of Stuff! 3245 Debidue Ln Friday & Saturday 8-?. Jewelry , books & Lots More! No Early Birds! 209 N Wise Dr Multi Family Sale Sat 7-? Lots of Everything! 30 Christopher Ct. in Meadowcroft S/D Sat. 8 am - ? No early birds! Too much to list!

Multi-family 3000 Sun Valley Dr. Sat 7-11:30 am. Misc items, clothes, baby items.

Huge Multi-family Gion St. (off Alice Dr.) Sat. 8-2. P/U truck, hshld, tv's, coats, etc.

Sumter Freewill Baptist 971 Blvd Rd. Nov. 7th, 8th 9th, 8am -until Hot dogs, drinks & sweets,

2891 Broad St. Sat. 6-9:30AM. Misc items, clothes, toys, hshld items.

CASH PAID for Furn, tools, and other items. One item to complete estates. Call 840-0420

Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun.

December 1, 2013

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Mobile Home Rentals

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DISH TV Retailer - Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-635-0278 Seasoned Oak Firewood for sale, Full size truck $75 . Call Fred 464-5668 or 803-883-8074 BIG AL, The man with the plan. The Sweet Potato Man. Call 803-464-6337.

Firewood For Sale, $60/truck load delivered. Call Chris at 803-464-8743 Estate remains: Some antiques, 30's China Cabinet, Trunk, Piano stool, 6 rose back Mahogany chains, mirrors, Fall front desk, Mahogany dresser & chest, Pine chest, paintings, and more. Phone 481-2995 DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-908-5974 1969 Airstream $3,500 OBO AS IS! 803-406-6159. Bassett Oak TV Cab. w/2 sections, 3 shlvs & outlet, Great Condtion. $100 Call 481-9766 Firewood Back of pick up 4 ft wide, 2 ft high $20 803-666-8078 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. Call 803 651-8672 Craft Stove fireplace insert with blower box, like new $300 OBO Call 720-7704 Kenmore Refrigerator OBO. Call 803-406-6159


Bring your chain saw. Pick your tree. Fill your pickup. $50 a load. 803-666-8078 Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves. Also new Gas stoves. Guaranteed. 803-464-5439

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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 ASE Certified Mechanic 5 day work week, competitive pay. Apply in person to Jamie Bilton, Bilton Lincoln, 70 W. Wesmark, 803-773-7339. 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!) Ricky's Tree Service in search of certified bucket truck operator & power line trimmer. Call 803-435-2223 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

Junk Batteries $8 & up!

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Drivers HOME WEEKLY & BIWEEKLY EARN $900 - $1200/Wk Major Benefits Available. Class A-CDL & 6 mos. exp. Req. No Canada, HAZMAT or NYC! Smith Transport 877-705-9261. ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER JOBS in 105 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377. Solo & Team CDL-A Drivers! Excellent Home Time & Pay! $3,000 to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus! BCBS Benefits. Join Super Service! 866-501-0946 WE NEED DRIVERS!! Immediate openings. OTR drivers, minimum 1yr. OTR experience. Late model conventional tractors/48' flatbed trailers. Top pay, insurance. Home most weekends. Senn Freight 1-800-477-0792 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiwa EOE CDL-A Drivers: Looking for higher pay? New Century Trans is hiring exp. Company drivers and owner operators. Solos and teams. Competitive pay package. Sign-on incentives. Call 888-705-3217 or apply online at www.drivenctrans. com Top 1% Pay & Home Xmas! Exp Pays-up to 50 cpm Full Benefits + Quality Hometime CDL-A Req 877-258-8782 m


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Help Wanted Full-Time Cake Decorator Needed Apply in person with current portfolio at Serendipity Cafe 118 S Main St Sumter 774-4007 Stylists, Barbers, Nail Techs needed at Paradise Beauty Salon, 735 N. Main. 803-773-7945 Help Wanted Iron Workers & Certified Welders needed. Must pass Background Check! 803-316-7006. Sparrow and Kennedy Tractor Co. in Manning is looking to hire an Ag technician with experience in the following areas: Diesel engine repair, hydraulics and electrical diagnostics. Must have valid SCDL. Applications can be picked up at 305 E. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. Submit applications to Service Writer. The #1 Furniture Retail Company in the U.S. is seeking highly motivated individuals with outgoing personalities to join our Sales Team. Candidates must have a working knowledge of computers. They will be required to build sales volume by providing superior customer service and knowledge of product and finance options. This full time position is based on a flexible work schedule that includes evenings, Saturdays and some holidays. Offering unlimited income potential based on commission and bonuses. Guaranteed salary during training process. Send resume to 2850 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150 MAINTENANCE PERSON needed for senior apartment community in Sumter. This will be a full-time position. Qualified candidate must have their own tools, valid driver's license, motivated, organized and results oriented. Painting and cleaning involved. Our company offers competitive salary and benefits. Must pass criminal check and drug screening. Applications may be picked up at 60 Hillard Drive, Sumter, SC or call 803-934-1449.

Trucking Opportunities FT/PT Drivers. Must have 2 yrs exp. & CDL. Night shift. Hauling poultry. Call 804-784-6166 Driver Trainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $800+ per week! No experience needed! CDL -Trained and Job-Ready in 15 days! 1-888-263-7364

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Statewide Employment REGIONAL CDL-A DRIVERS Averitt offers fantastic benefits & weekly hometime. 888-362-8608. Paid training for recent grads w/a CDL-A & drivers with limited experience. Apply online at Equal Opportunity Employer.

Boats / Motors

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

Resort Rentals Vacation Rentals Santee, Garden City Beach Michelle Hodge, 803-491-4914

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ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY FOR RENT OR SALE to more than 2.6 million South Carolina newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 105 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Call Jimmie Haynes at the South Carolina Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.

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Scenic Lake 2Br, 2Ba & 3 Br, 2 Ba. No pets. Call between 9am 5pm ONLY! (803) 499-1500. 12x60 2br/1ba, C/H/A. Stove & Frig. Quiet private lot. No pets. Background check. Military disc. $350/mo + $350/dep. Call 481-2836 before 8pm.

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OPEN Ernest Baker Auto Sales & Equip. Located 3349 N. Main St 5.5 miles from 378 overpass at N. Main., on Hwy 15 N. next to Baker Mini Warehouse. Remember Cars are like Eggs, Cheaper in the Country!!! 803-469-9294 3600 Dallas: Dalzell, 3BR, 2BA. Big Lot. Big storage & workshop. 1/2 ac lot. Financing Available. 775-4391, 464-5960

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Mobile Home with Lots Beautiful MH 1035 Island Dr Sumter SC 29154 $29,900 Call 803 883-2964

Farms & Acreage

2007 Buick Lucerne CXL, $10,900, Luxury & Chrome package. One owner, Garage kept, Clean. Serviced by Jones Buick every 3 mos. 89,500 miles. May see at 585 Covington St. 773-4486

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5.1 acres (Lee County). $18,500 OBO. Owner is absentee upstate for quick sale. 561-502-8598

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American MHP, 2 & 3/BRs, lot rentals, water/sewer/garbage pkup inc'd. Sec. 8 ok. 803-494-4300.

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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

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What food allergy sufferers don’t know can kill them



EAR ABBY — I gic to is dangerous beam a 25-year-old cause “just a little” CAN woman with a hurt you. food allergy. Last year I The symptoms of a powas a guest at a Thankstentially fatal allergic reacgiving dinner where the tion — which have aphost insisted I could eat peared in this column bethe food “since there was fore — are a tingling senjust a little in there.” sation, itching or metallic I understand that mak- taste in the mouth foling separate food lowed by hives, a is difficult, but all sensation of I ask is that peowarmth, asthma ple let me know symptoms, swelling if a dish contains of the mouth and an ingredient throat area, difficulthat will make ty breathing, vomitme sick. At best, ing, diarrhea, an allergic reaccramping, a drop in Abigail tion is uncomblood pressure and VAN BUREN fortable. At worst, loss of consciousit can be lifeness. The symptoms threatening. can occur in as few as five Would you please print to 15 minutes after expoa message about allergy sure, but life-threatening awareness before the holi- reactions may progress days? If you do, perhaps over several hours. Somesomeone will be spared one experiencing these what I went through. symptoms should be NOT PICKY, REALLY treated at the nearest ALLERGIC IN ILLINOIS emergency room or hospital. This information DEAR REALLY ALwas provided by Food AlLERGIC — I’m glad to lergy Research and Eduraise awareness because cation, an organization every year there is at least whose mission is to raise one story in the media public awareness about about some poor individ- food allergies, provide edual winding up in an ucation and advance reemergency room or dying search. Its website is loadbecause of an allergic reed with valuable informaaction. Exposure to even a tion on this important TRACE of a substance subject. Check it out at that an individual is dear abby










































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November 8, 2013