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BY JOE KEPLER EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories examining $75 million worth of new construction needs in Sumter County, as identified in the proposal for a renewed penny sales tax. Sumter County voters will be asked to approve the tax in November, and funds raised by the tax, should it pass, will go toward a series of building, infrastructure and other projects throughout the county.

holds within its walls some of the most crucial facets of local government, but those walls could use some work. You may never know until you walk in, though, as the building has fallen into disrepair on the outside and needs major upgrades inside. Under the Penny for Progress renewal, $1.5 million has been set aside to help give a facelift to it and other downtown properties to revitalize an important area for the city. The building, which used to be Brody’s Department Store, was first built in the 1950s and went

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The Liberty Center, 12 W. Liberty St., is home to some of the most important facets of city government but is in desperate need of repairs. The Penny for Progress renewal would to bring $1.5 million in renovations to the building.

No ‘ums’ or ‘ahhs’ allowed here Levi Scarborough, front, writes down his thoughts on Chauncey Stern’s speech on how to survive in different situations during a recent Sumter Area Toastmasters Club meeting. Stern, back, went on to win the best-speaker ribbon for the night. The club, which meets most Tuesdays at 7 p.m., teaches and encourages public speaking and leadership skills.

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BY JADE REYNOLDS It’s probably safe to say most people try to avoid public speaking. That’s not so for about 20 people who gathered in an upper room of The Whiting Co., 455 Rast St., on Tuesday for a meeting of the Sumter Area Toastmasters Club. “We allow people the opportunity to fail, get better and not feel bad about it,” said Douglas Wilson, vice president of education. “It’s a safe environment.” He’s also one of the charter members of Club No. 4848 and a past district governor for the state. Toastmasters International is “a

non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills,” according to Sumter has two other Toastmasters clubs, one at Morris College and the other at Shaw Air Force Base. During Table Topics, members of the Sumter Area club were called on to test their improvisational speaking skills based on quotes and questions Wilson posed. Then, visitors were given a chance to flex their vocals. “We ask guests to volunteer,” he said. “If you don’t like the first question posed, you can do one you’ve already heard again.” Everything is timed from the

School board candidates present campaign pitches, grade district BY RAYTEVIA EVANS The Sumter Teacher Forum’s Meet the Candidates event Thursday gave administrators, faculty and staff, students, parents and other concerned community members the opportunity to hear the platforms of 12 of the 13 candidates running for seats on the school board this year. Because of a family emergency, Area 2 incumbent Karen Michalik was

unable to attend. The hourlong event, moderated by Sumter Living Magazine’s Keith Ireland, focused on the candidates’ campaign pitches and their opinions about the school district’s strengths and challenges and recent consolidation. The forum took place at Sumter High School’s auditorium, which was packed Thursday night, and sponsored by multiple organizations including Sumter Teacher Forum, Palmetto State Teachers Associa-

tion, SCPTA District 13, The South Carolina Education Association and Sumter Schools Education Association. Besides Area 1 candidate Philip Marlowe’s error in overlooking district Superintendent Frank Baker and mentioning the district’s need for a permanent superintendent after what they went through with Randolph Bynum, the more interesting portion of the evening was


short, two-minute pieces to the prepared speeches to evaluation. Duane Turner served as the timer this past Tuesday, signaling speakers and tracking the length of their expositions. “I really like that it teaches a different style of leadership than you get in the Army,” he said. “I was a decent public speaker, but I’ve really been able to hone my skills.” He started attending meetings last November when he was stationed in New Jersey. Yardyne Day served as the grammarian, ringing a bell and tallying the number of times speakers used




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Reserve your spot for Marion Symposium BY JIM HILLEY Students of history will have a great opportunity to learn about South Carolina’ revolutionary heroes at the Francis Marion Symposium on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, at the F.E. Dubose Campus of Central Carolina Technical College, 3315 Sumter Highway, Manning. The symposium grew out of an effort to improve the community’s understanding of the importance the area had during the American Revolution. “We realized that there was a lack of knowledge of the American Revolution and of particularly Gen. Francis Marion, ‘the Swamp Fox,’ in this area,” said organizer George Summers. After a dozen years supporting understanding of local Revolutionary War history, the symposium continues to improve, Summers said. The symposium also serves as a fundraiser for the Swamp Fox Murals program, which has enriched the landscape of Clarendon County with more than two dozen murals depicting Revolutionary War events in the area. Sign in begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and the afternoon will feature Will Nelson speaking about Nelson’s Ferry before and during Revolution. “He (Will Nelson) is part of the family that is descended from the people running Nelson’s Ferry,” George Summers’ wife, Carole, said. “It was important as a choke point for the British traffic going from Charleston to Camden to resupply, when the Brits took Charleston and took Camden.” David Neilan will discuss some of the myths that originated about Marion in early 19th-century literature. At a casual dinner at 6 p.m., historic interpreter Peggy Pickett will portray Eliza Lucas Pinckney. “She was the mother of the Pickneys, who were prominent in South Carolina during the American Revolution,” said Carole Summers. Saturday’s program begins with David Reuwer at 9:30 a.m., who will speak on one-time vice president (lieutenant governor) of South Carolina Christopher Gadsden. “He was one of the main players out of Charleston during the American Revolution,” George Summers said. Saturday also features Chris Swager, a teacher and author originally from Santee, who will make a presentation, “Marion — Stranger than Fiction.” JD Lewis will speak about the evolution of Marion’s brigade after the fall of Charleston. Saturday’s lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. and attendees will have the opportunity to browse the displays, join discussion and attend book signings. Afternoon presentations will include Fin Smith on Marion’s friend Isaac Hayne, who was hanged in Charleston during the Revolution, and Ben Ruben, who will speak of the Swamp Fox as an American literary archetype. The 6:30 p.m. dinner will feature Joe Stukes from Florence, portraying Gen. William Moultrie. Stukes grew up in Manning and was the head of the history department at Francis Marion University before retiring. Registration for the symposium is $95 per person or $175 per couple. Deadline for registration is Oct. 17. For more information, call George Summers at (803) 478-2645 or visit www.

Leaders take stand against violence BY MATT BRUCE Delegates from all corners of the county gathered in solidarity Friday morning inside Sumter County Courthouse to stand against the abuse of women. Nearly two dozen male civic leaders from all facets of life were on hand for the inaugural pledge against domestic violence toward women. And the message was clear … “Real men do not abuse women.” The group of delegates included Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen, Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark, city and county councilmen, school board officials and state elected officials. They were joined by representatives from community facilities such as the YWCA, which was established to assist abused women. Each of them signed a petition condemning violence against women. “We want to declare to everybody that most men do not abuse women,” McElveen said. “And you can’t understand any kind of abuse against women because women are caring, and men are supposed to be protectors.” The pledge project is one that was born out of a partnership between McElveen and a pair of women’s organizations in town. The mayor was approached by The Forum, which pointed out the need for action on the issue of domestic violence. He then collaborated with officials from the local


Sumter Mayor Joe McElveen speaks against domestic violence Friday morning during the Men Against Domestic Violence Pledge at the Sumter County Courthouse.


Sumter man charged in attack on family member A Sumter man was arrested after he reportedly brutally attacked a male family member after seeing him in bed naked with another man. Christopher McKenzie, 44, of 3125 Homestead Road, was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the incident. According to a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim said he invited his male partner over to visit late Thursday night, and the two spent the night together in the victim’s bed. When the victim’s mother entered the bedroom Friday morning, she found the two in bed and told McKenzie about it. The suspect stormed into the room moments later shouting homophobic slurs and began attacking the victim, punching him repeatedly in the face and left arm, causing deep cuts and bruising to his face. When deputies arrived, they could hear McKenzie’s tirade from outside and found the victim in the bedroom as the suspect stood over him with blood on both hands.

YWCA, which operates a women’s shelter and also offers abuse counseling. “We take this very seriously, and we will look out for our victims as much as possible,” 3rd Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III said. “We’re trying to get help and rehabilitation for batterers, but we are going to stop this, and we’re going to turn these numbers around. South Carolina is making progress thanks to law enforcement and victims’ advocates.” South Carolina has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most violent states for women, particularly those in domestic relationships with men. According to a national study of FBI data released in September, South Carolina had the second-highest rate of women murdered by men. Last year, the same annual report ranked the state first in that category. S.C. law enforcement numbers show that 61 women were killed by men in 2011, a year the state endured a total of 322 murders. That rate of deadly violence toward women is twice the national average, officials indicate. Furthermore, local community groups

noted Sumter County was the state’s fourth-worst county when it comes to violence against women. “We’re just astounded that South Carolina’s No. (2) and Sumter County’s No. 4 in the state,” Virginia Ray of The Forum said. “We are convinced that unless men get excited about this issue, it’s not going to work.” The issue is one that raised national headlines this summer after an NFL scandal, which brought domestic violence to the forefront. But for South Carolina legislators, it is one that has been a high priority for at least the past year. State Rep. David Weeks, chairman of the Sumter Legislative Delegation, serves on a special committee established by former House Speaker Bobby Harrell. The committee was assigned to take a look at the state’s criminal domestic violence laws and hopefully make them more effective. “What we will do in this committee is we will come up with a very strong law that’s going to be introduced in January, and it will probably deal with the penalty aspects of criminal domestic violence in the state,” Weeks said.

According to the report, McKenzie told officers his wife told him there was a naked man in bed with the victim. He said when he saw the two, he flew into a blind rage and admitted that he began assaulting the victim with intentions of harming him.

cess to the victim’s medication at the home. According to Friday’s SLED release, the sheriff’s office requested the state agency to investigate the misconduct claims. Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon could not immediately be reached Friday to discuss Stokes’ tenure at the sheriff’s department. A SLED spokesman was not able to indicate what kind of medications the former deputy was attempting to acquire. Stokes’ case will be prosecuted by the 4th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, officials indicated.

Former Lee County deputy faces misconduct charges A former Lee County deputy was arrested Friday after an investigation into allegations he posed as a federal officer to access medications. According to a SLED release, SLED agents booked Christopher Stokes, 31, of 914 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, at Darlington County Detention Center on Friday morning. Stokes faces a count of misconduct in office in connection with the arrest, a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in prison or a fine of up to $1,000. Arrest warrants indicate Stokes was still a deputy at Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 1 when he reportedly went to a Hartsville residence in the 1000 block of Palmetto Sands Drive in a marked Lee County patrol vehicle. Investigators allege he was wearing his deputy uniform when he misrepresented himself as a federal agent from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, attempting to gain ac-

Donate shoes at Art in the Park today Nancy Lee Zimpleman will be collecting new and used shoes for Soles4Souls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Memorial Park during Art in the Park. The group hopes to collect 30,000 pairs of shoes this month to donate to those in need in the U.S. and worldwide. The group is accepting all brands and styles of shoes, and they should be donated in pairs secured to each other. For more information about the organization visit its website,

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Sumter Civic Dance Company performs to “Wildflower,” a song by Youth by Daughter, with choreography by Kimberly Barrett, center front. The dance will open “Focus,” the company’s annual contemporary dance concert, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Patriot Hall. MATT WALSH / THE SUMTER ITEM

‘Focus’ on contemporary dance at Sumter Civic fall concert BY IVY MOORE Fourteen years ago, Sumter Civic Dance Company inaugurated the annual series of contemporary dance concerts. Challenged by then-Sumter Opera House manager Booth Chilcutt, the members of the 2000 company found themselves working hard but loving the demands made on them by the genre that was new to most of them. They haven’t missed a year since. At 7 p.m. Thursday, they’ll present their 15th contemporary concert in Patriot Hall. As the company’s love of contemporary dance grew, so did the country’s, Director Andrea Freed-Levenson said. “TV shows like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and

‘Dancing with the Stars’ have made audiences much more aware and knowledgeable of contemporary dance,” she said. “There are so many different styles of contemporary dance, ranging from the beautiful lyrical style to the (Martha) Graham and (Jose) Limone style to a ‘quirky’ style, that it has become a dance mainstay as popular and enjoyable as jazz, ballet or tap.” The title of Thursday’s contemporary concert is “Focus.” Not only do the dancers focus on contemporary dance, Freed-Levenson said, but also “they are performing in so many pieces, they have really had to ‘Focus’ on each different choreographic style that each choreographer is asking for.” Freed-Levenson has been

choreographing for the contemporary concert since its inception; other “seasoned choreographers (include) Erin Levenson Harms, Kimberly Barrett and Emily Woodard Ridgeway,” she said. Each year before the contemporary concert, Freed-Levenson names one or more company members recipients of the Young Choreographers Award and invites them to choreograph for the concert. This year, she said, there are four: Kylie Kendrick, Ta’Niss Robinson, Ashley Taylor and Maggie Watts. Each has written a brief explanation of the inspiration of her choreography. Taylor choreographed “Turning Tables” to Adele’s song by the same name; she wrote that the dance is about “a group of best friends who

In addition to Sumter Civic Dance Company, guest performers include Freed School of Performing Arts Youth Theatre, Thomas Sumter Academy Advanced Dance and Caroline Mack Center for the Arts. Mack’s dancers will perform to her choreography set to the music of Lorde and Sam Cooke. As is customary in the contemporary dance concert, Freed-Levenson said, “there will be a wide variety of music and dance styles.” The approximately hourlong concert at 7 p.m. Thursday is family friendly, she added. Tickets are $8 in advance at Freed School of Performing Arts, 527 N. Guignard Drive, or $10 at the door. For more information and to reserve tickets, call the school at (803) 773-2847.

have been hurt by each other (and) are battling to come to terms and forgive each other. All is forgiven, except for two the fight isn’t over yet.” Kendrick’s piece was influenced by John Legend’s “All of Me.” She wrote, “Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” Robinson recognizes that “words are powerful” in her dance choreographed to “Words as Weapons” by Birdy, and Watts will dance with four other company members to her own choreography to The Books’ “The Story of Hip Hop.” She describes it as “very abstract, loosely based on the concept of friendship and the happiness that is a result of having a good friend in your life.”



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‘Alexander’ is snappy comedy you will enjoy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Given its premise, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” could have been a lot more horrible and no good than it is. In fact, at a quick 82 minutes, this straight-arrow family comedy about a day when misfortune comes to visit and stays awhile goes down relatively painlessly if one considers the repetitive nature of the pranks and pitfalls and the predictable message about family togetherness prevailing over adversity. Thirty-two-page children’s books with 18-syllable titles that are basically about one thing aren’t the easiest properties to adapt into featurelength scripts, which may be why it took 42 years for someone to figure out how to handle Judith Viorst’s perennial, which has sold more than four million copies since its publication in 1972 and has spawned three sequels, the latest published this year. Screenwriter Rob Lieber’s way of filling out the conceit to feature-length running time is to have atrocious things happen not only to the 11-yearold title character, but also to his entire family and spread the calamities across two days. “The day before” the big day in question, the agreeable Alexander (open-faced Australian Ed Oxenbould) receives a mighty blow upon learning that the most popular kid in school is throwing a party the next night at the same time as his own 12th birthday party, meaning that no one, includ-


Ed Oxenbould appears in a scene from the film “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” ing the girl he likes, will come to his bash. Also on tap the next day: His unemployed dad Ben (Steve Carell) has a big job interview with a video gaming company, mom Kelly (Jennifer Garner) is overseeing a celebrity book reading event for her hard-to-please boss, teen brother Anthony (Dylan Minnette) is chauffeuring snooty girlfriend Celia (Bella Thorne) to the junior prom provided he passes his driver’s test, and sister Emily (Kerris Dorsey) is starring in

a school production of “Peter Pan.” Plus the baby of the family, Trevor (Elise and Zoey Vargas), can be counted upon to continue crying a lot. The worst day begins with everyone waking up late. Alexander is the recipient of the only good news: The popular kid has chicken pox, so Alexander’s bash is back on full steam. Otherwise, Murphy’s Law lays siege to the family: Emily becomes ill as well, endangering her performance; the car battery dies on the day

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event simply seem too preposterous to be funny, while the “Peter Pan” misadventures are similarly low-voltage. On the other hand, the interplay between Ben and the gamer geeks is not unamusing, even if Ben’s tolerance for agreeably filling the role of a “fommy” (father-mommy) would seem to exceed ordinary limits. The homily-laden wrap-up, stressing the upside of bad days, is enough to make you hold your nose, but it only lasts a moment.

Wry humor permeates new ‘A Demon Summer’ mystery BY OLINE H. COGDILL The Associated Press G.M. Malliet continues to update the traditional British village mystery in her highly entertaining “A Demon Summer.” While the village of Nether Monkslip is typical, the twist that Malliet spins so well is that the local vicar, Max Tudor, was a former agent with MI5, the British counterintelligence agency. While this conceit might seem a bit too precious, Malliet’s respect for the genre seamlessly makes Max’s former career a natural part of the plot. The fourth novel in this series offers a change in scenery as a nunnery stands in for the village. Max is asked by Bishop Nigel St. Stephen to take a brief break from his duties at St. Edwold’s Church to spend a few nights at

BY JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove. David Dobkin’s film doesn’t leave a melodramatic stone unturned, adding to its courtroom drama a sentimental tsunami of story lines: a mother’s funeral, a father-son reckoning, a fight with cancer, a dash of alcoholism, a custody battle, a mentally challenged younger brother and a hint of possible incest to boot. Objection! Badgering the moviegoer. But for a moment, the big-budget sheen of “The Judge” and its contrived, kitchen-sink emotionality is forgotten. Downey’s big-city, highpriced lawyer, Hank Palmer, helps his ailing father, Duvall’s Judge Joseph Palmer, in an excrement-soiled bathroom, pulling him into the shower while they both struggle for an excuse to keep Hank’s young daughter outside. Even with the scene’s gratuitous realism, it’s the one natural moment in the otherwise schematic “The Judge.” As it is, the considerable appeal of seeing two fine actors as perfectly opposite each other as Duvall and Downey — one a rigid old cowboy, the other a manic pinball — is limited by the film’s ceaseless heart string pulling. This is a movie that uses Bon Iver’s mawkish “Holocene” — the cheapest of ploys — not once but twice. Hank is a glib Chicago defense attorney (“innocent people can’t afford me”) who turns to his Indiana hometown for his mother’s funeral and a reluctant reunion with his domineering father, from whom he’s long been estranged. Despite being a community pillar, Judge Palmer is arrested for running over and killing a man he once put in jail. Hank defends him, along with a sheepish local lawyer (Dax Shepard) against a severe prosecutor (Billy Bob Thornton). The case is less the driver of the story than the frame for Hank’s return to his roots (Vincent D’Onofrio

of Anthony’s driving test, a calamity that also forces Kelly to bike to her event (featuring an unbilled Dick Van Dyke) that’s beset by a PG-lewd book misprint, and the lack of a baby sitter forces Ben to take baby Trevor along to meet his potential new bosses, who are half his age. The arguable comic highlight is Anthony’s driving test, which is presided over by a farcically overbearing woman (Jennifer Coolidge). Kelly’s mishaps with her author’s

Monkbury Abbey. The bishop has taken a hands-off approach to the nunnery since the sisters have been fairly self-supporting. But lately the bishop suspects “financial shenanigans” because some large donations have gone missing. Then, the despised Earl of Lislelivet became seriously ill after eating a fruitcake given to him by the sisters. The bishop worries that the poisoning wasn’t accidental, and he is relying on Max’s special skills as a spy to find the truth about the fruitcake and the abbey’s finances. Wry humor permeates “A Demon Summer.” After all, haven’t most of us thought that fruitcakes were, in some way, lethal? Yet Malliet also weaves in a serious subplot about families, devotion and the reasons that attract some people to a near cloistered life.


Robert Downey Jr. as Hank Palmer is seen in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “The Judge.” and Jeremy Strong play his brothers, Vera Farmiga his ex-girlfriend) and bonding with his father. Duvall is in his wheelhouse, playing a tough-talking, joke-dishing old man, but one haunted by regret and humbled by encroaching old age. Downey, too, is in typical form, though he’s never much tested to go beyond his easy, hyper-verbal charm. But his live-wire act remains a thing to behold. Where one actor reacts once, Downey reacts half a dozen times, alert to every word and gesture. Seemingly anxious that in today’s cinema there’s no place for a simple courtroom drama or a coming-home tale, “The Judge” fuses the two together. This is, after all, Downey’s first drama since 2009’s “The Soloist”; he’s had “Iron Man” and “Sherlock Holmes” franchises to attend to. If in eight years Downey’s dramatic output amounts to “The Judge” and “The Soloist,” we can only feel that something is being squandered. Instead, we get a perpetually watchable film in that lazy-afternoon-cable-movie kind of way. If “The Judge” proves anything, it’s that talented, likable actors like Downey, Duvall, D’Onofrio and Farmiga can keep a mediocre movie humming.

‘Alien’ game delivers terror BY LOU KESTEN The Associated Press Ridley Scott’s “Alien” has inspired dozens of video games since its debut in 1979, but “Alien: Isolation” is the first in a while that has aspired to the claustrophobic terror of the original film. Is “Isolation” that bone-chilling and nerve-wracking? Not quite, but it does deliver some thrills. It takes place 15 years after the events of “Alien.” The protagonist, Amanda Ripley, is searching for her mother — Ellen Ripley, Sigourney Weaver’s character in the movie — when she gets a lead drawing her to the decommissioned space station Sevastopol. Unfortunately, the joint has also attracted a visit from one of the toothsome alien xenomorphs that wiped out most of the crew of Ellen Ripley’s spaceship. The Sevastopol is a fascinating environment, with a retro-futuristic design that looks like something you’d see in, well, a 1970s sci-fi movie. The computers run on a primitive version of DOS. The emergency check-in points — where you save your progress

— look like wall-mounted pay phones. There aren’t any highpowered plasma rifles; the most effective weapon you’ll find is a flamethrower. Amanda has to scavenge everything she needs to survive, including medical equipment, bullets and the material to build bombs. There are a few friendly humans still onboard, but most have degenerated into a desperate survival mode and aren’t too welcoming. Worse, the androids that help run the station have gone haywire and are more likely to strangle you than assist you. Of course, the nastiest threat is still that hungry alien. You can’t kill it, and if it sees you, you have only a few seconds to live before it turns you into lunch. You do have a hand-held motion detector, which starts beeping and displays a moving dot if the xenomorph is in the neighborhood. It’s a unique game mechanic that requires a lot of patience. If the alien kills you — and it will, frequently — you’re sent all the way back to your last save point, which can mean losing up to a half-hour’s worth of progress.






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Lakewood High School marching band members invite Willow Drive Elementary School students to dance with them during their performance at the elementary school Friday morning. The band performed a short concert for students who purchased wristbands for the school’s March of Dimes fundraiser. As of Friday morning, the students, faculty and staff have raised close to $1,500.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola’s economic toll could reach $32.6 billion by year’s end if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads across West Africa, the World Bank said Wednesday. The outbreak has the potential “to inflict massive economic costs” on those three countries and their closest neighbors, according to the bank’s assessment. “The international community must find ways to get past logistical roadblocks and bring in more doctors and trained medical staff, more hospital beds and more health and development support to help stop Ebola in its tracks,” said Jim Yong Kim, the bank’s president. “Prudent” investment in better health systems could have lessened the economic fallout, he said. The report estimated the costs of two scenarios: • more than $9 billion if the disease is rapidly contained in the three most severely affected countries; or • $32.6 billion if it takes a long time to contain Ebola there and the disease spreads to neighboring nations. One way to ease the impact, the report said, would be if immediate action halted the outbreak and calmed fears. Concerns about the disease are causing neighboring countries to close their borders and airlines and businesses to suspend commercial activities in the three worst-affected countries. David Evans, a senior economist at the World Bank and coauthor of the report, said fear prompts flights to be canceled, mining operations to halt, businesses to close and farming and investment to slow as people try to avoid putting themselves and their employees at risk. That behavior has a larger economic impact than sickness and death, he said. “Policies to renew commercial activity while protecting other countries from contagion are what we need to mitigate this fear factor, which is key to mitigating the economic impact of the crisis,” Evans told the Associated Press. “Closing borders and halting flights has a huge impact,” he said. “These economies trade with the outer world. They have international investment in mining. Liberia imports

WHO: Death toll rises to more than 4,000 people MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian lawmakers on Friday rejected a proposal to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the power to further restrict movement and public gatherings and to confiscate property in the fight against Ebola. One legislator said such a law would have turned Liberia into a police state. The proposal’s defeat came as the World Health Organization once again raised the death toll attributed to the Ebola outbreak. The Geneva-based U.N. agency said that 4,033 confood. So as we close borders and cancel flights, there is a real impact on the food securi-

firmed, probable or suspected Ebola deaths have now been recorded. All but nine of them were in the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Eight of the rest were in Nigeria, with one patient dying in the United States. On Friday, David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy for Ebola, said the number of Ebola cases is probably doubling every three to four weeks and the response needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning. ty and the incomes of the households in these countries.”

Food flavors remain mystery NEW YORK (AP) — They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans. As the science behind flavors advances, some are calling for greater transparency about their safety and ingredients. Last month, five consumer and environmental groups sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration expressing their concern about the flavor industry, which determines the safety of its own ingredients. The letter noted that safety is sometimes de-

clared based on scientific data that isn’t publicly available. “If we’re eating the stuff, it shouldn’t be such a secret,” said Lisa Lefferts, senior scientist at Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group that was among those who sent the letter. The call for more transparency comes as Americans pay closer attention to what they eat. In some cases, they’re petitioning companies to remove chemicals. Many food scientists say the fears are unfounded because the unfamiliar ingredients often just mimic chemical structures found in nature or are used in trace amounts.

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and grow. You compete with yourself. You want to be a better you today than you were the day before.” He’s been the president of the club for at least three months now and has been involved with it for close to a year and a half. “I joined because Abe Thomy wouldn’t shut up till I did,” Jeffcoat said, recalling one of the charter members of the Sumter Area Toastmasters Club. “He knew I was going into ministry, (and) I needed to be in it. I thought I had a lot to say, but I didn’t know how. I’m learning.” Thomy, a well-known Sumter photographer, passed away earlier this year. The club meets most Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and is open to anyone 18 years old and up. Dues are $20 for signing up and then usually $57 on a semi-annual basis, Jeffcoat said. For more information, call (803) 7780917 or visit



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The new family portrait? 3-D-printed statue selfies NEW YORK (AP) — Walk into Eddie DaRoza’s office, and you’ll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer and a 5-inch statuette of him. “There are a lot of double takes. It’s like a little action figure of myself,” the Los Angeles native said. He had the statue made on a lark. While waiting for his brother at a mall, he stepped into a studio that scanned his body and sent the scan off to a 3-D printer. These studios are popping up rapidly as 3-D scanning and printing technology gets more advanced. In New York City alone, there are at least four stores that offer the service, including three just in the past year. You can get scanned in just a few seconds and get your statue delivered in days. The advent of digital cameras and smartphones killed the traditional mall portrait studio, but 3-D printing has sparked a new trend. Overloaded with digital photos, statues may be moving in to fulfill our desire for portraits that stand out. Many of the customers of the statue studios are parents who want statues of their kids. Sylvain Preumont, who opened a New York branch of his London-based iMakr store this year, said a soldier’s wife had their three children scanned so he could bring them to Afghanistan. Victor De Los Angeles, owner of New York 3-D printing and scanning store Cubo, has scanned several pregnant women. “I had a lady come in the day before she went into labor, and she was like: ‘I need it done today,’” he said. New York’s Museum of Art

and Design offered scans and statues earlier this year. Shapeways, the company that supplied the exhibit, said it scanned about 6,000 people and sold about 1,500 statues for $30. Woody Allen got himself scanned there, so it’s now possible to buy a 3.5-inch statue of a slumping Woody Allen in a cardigan. The Smithsonian Institution scanned President Obama and revealed a 3-D printed bust of him this summer. It will be added to the National Portrait Gallery. The typical 3-D-printed statue is printed in full color in a material known as “sandstone” — really, gypsum powder. It’s glued together by color ink ejected from a head similar to the one found in an inkjet printer. The statues range from three to eight inches tall. The technology allows for a lot of variation in materials. IMakr offered chocolate statues for Easter. Big businesses are getting into 3-D statuary as well, with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at the forefront. In July, at a newly opened Sam’s Club in Montgomery, Illinois, and another outside Fort Worth, Texas, 3-D printers scanned shoppers’ faces and placed resin printouts of their heads on action figure-sized bodies of one of three Marvel characters. Wal-Mart’s British unit, ASDA, starting testing a service in November that lets customers buy 8-inch figurines of themselves for $100. The studio is now permanent in one store, and it’s been so popular that the company is considering rolling it out to other locations. “It’s become the new family portrait,” said ASDA spokesman Russell Craig.

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through renovations in the 1970s. The city of Sumter purchased it in April 2004, and interior demolition started immediately. In September 2004 a permit was issued to begin building offices in it, and agencies on both the city and county level have called it home ever since. More than a dozen different departments operate out of the one-story facility, running the gamut from city events and tourism to codes enforcement and law enforcement. Repairs to the building would fix functional issues such as outdated electrical and HVAC units and would update the look of the building. Sumter Communications and Tourism Director Shelley Kile said the building’s leaky roof was repaired last year, but more work is needed. Kile and her staff call 12 W. Liberty St. home and said that it is important for the building to represent the city well. “We have a lot of important offices in here. No one is more or less important than the other, but the high-traffic areas are our business licensing and planning office,” Kile said. “We have businesses and contractors and new businesses that come here on a daily basis. This is really their first introduction to the city or the county when they’re applying for their business.” Along with the business license office and planning department, the codes enforcement department also has offices in the building. Sumter Police Department has an annex office that coordinates the department’s community outreach, and the city’s community development and community improvement groups as well as the volunteer department also take up residence, among others. With the project, improvements may be made to other downtown properties as needed. A quick scan around the same block the Liberty Center sits shows numerous buildings in need of repair, with many windowed storefronts showing off random debris, boarded-up interiors and even vines growing up inside the buildings. “It’s an important building to the city,” Kile said of the Liberty Center, “it’s in the central business district so we also don’t want it to look like a dilapidated or blighted structure. First impressions are important, so when somebody comes downtown we want to make sure that they can identify with this facility just as they do with any other government agencies or facilities.”

the grade each candidate gave the district as it is now and on its efforts in improving the district and creating unity after the consolidation. The lowest grades came from candidates who are now involved with the district or recently retired. Area 4 incumbent and current school board chair Keith Schultz gave the district a C+; recently retired Millwood principal and Area 4 candidate Johnny Hilton and school board vice chair and Area 3 incumbent Patty Wilson both said they would give the district a C. Schultz explained that he gave the school district a grade of C+ for its current state because as an administration, they have made much more progress in the past year than they did when they first consolidated a few years ago and they have a way to go to continue improvements for all schools in Sumter. “The first two years of consolidation, we accomplished nothing. In the past year and a half, this district has advanced by leaps and bounds. I point out to the newspaper’s headline this morning (Thursday) about the SATs at Sumter High School, and we can do that throughout our district,” Schultz said. Hilton explained his grade by emphasizing a concern many teachers and administrators have voiced in the past during the years of consolidation. Hilton said now that Sumter 17 and Sumter 2 are consolidated, they shouldn’t look or seem like one or the other but instead make more effort in combining the strengths of the two previous districts. “I think we need a clearer vision of where we’re supposed to go and where it is we want to go.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 Our goal is not to become a double-sized District 17 or a doublesized District 2. We need a vision to accomplish those things that were good about district 17 and good about district 2 and form a hybrid instead of a clone.” Wilson reiterated that the district is not completely consolidated in all aspects, and it’s something they continue to work on as an administration and as board members. “I gave us a C because when we first began we didn’t have a direction in where we needed to go. So basically we ended up throwing a lot of things in the air and figuring out how they shake out,” Wilson said to the packed audience. “We are now more clear on where we need to go, but until we are completely consolidated, we are not there yet.” The district received As and Bs from candidates Michele Reese, Lucille McQuilla, Lamar Atkins, Jeremiah Sumpter, Marlowe, Daniel Cook, Linda Alston, Caleb Kershaw Jr., and Brian Alston — who all emphasized the recent efforts of teachers and administration to improve schools in the district but acknowledged the work they have ahead of them to continue to excel. Throughout the forum, multiple topics the candidates have discussed at previous forums were addressed including the need to improve technology in the district, properly preparing students for the workforce, catering to the whole child and children’s families to help them succeed in all areas of life and teachers’ pay. Sumpter focused on the technology component during the forum. “Currently, I hear a lot of the candidates speak on technology. Well I’m the technology guy. A little about myself, my team and I are currently working on a Playstation game,” Sumpter said.



“With my current profession, I’m a training coordinator for a Fortune 500 company, so I’m able to implement a technology training program into a system or a school. On Nov. 4, vote Sumpter for Sumter.” Brian Alston focused on the district’s need to prepare students to compete for jobs in the global market and the need to have a younger, more open-minded member on the school board — a topic he has highlighted throughout his campaign. “I believe in pledging myself as an advocate for local public schools. I want to fulfill our obligations and prepare our students for the workforce and the demands of the 21st century,” Alston said. “We must invest in our students’ education because they are the future. I am a part of that future. We do not need a narrow-minded board member.” Reese said that her experience as an English professor at USC Sumter has shown her the areas students are lacking in when it comes to preparing for college and the workforce and that knowledge can help her as a board member in contributing to improving education in Sumter School District. Each candidate has a different platform, from improving pupilteacher ratios and teacher pay to upgrading technology across the entire district. Thursday’s event gave constituents an overview of each candidate, and Teacher Forum provided them with a worksheet to keep notes on each candidate. The organization and sponsors provided refreshments during the reception during which constituents were able to speak with candidates looking to represent their areas. Voters will go to the polls and decide on their school board representatives for Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Nov. 4.

OBITUARIES NORA WOOD Nora Clide Reeves Wood, 90, widow of F. Eugene Wood, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) Hamilton of Sumter and Mrs. William (Peggy) Sewell of Tampa, Florida; a nephew, Claude WOOD Morris Bales of Tampa; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Church of the Holy Cross at Stateburg with the Rev. Michael E. Ridgill and the Rev. Joel Osborne officiating. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

MARIE F. DENNIS Marie Floyd Dennis departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Eva Pollard Floyd. She attended night classes in the public school system of Sumter County when her children were small. She worked for many years as a housekeeper/babysitter for military families at Shaw Air Force Base, after which she began employment at Manchester Farms in Dalzell for several years, until the job was relocated to Hopkins. She then decided to stay at home fulltime, where she babysat for many babies and children. She also took care of the elderly in their own home. Marie, better known as “Oman” and “Granny,” was a very faithful member of Greater Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. She was once a member of the usher board, an active member of the missionary, and senior gospel choir. She also served as a homecoming captain for many years. She faithfully prepared the holy communion table and assisted new converts for baptism until she was no longer able.

She is survived by her former husband, Deacon Coleman Dennis; their five children, two daughters, Rosa Marie (Clifford) Canty of Rembert and Minister Daisy Mae Dennis of Bronx, New York, and three sons, Milton Trent Dennis, Jacob Dennis Sr. and James Dennis, all of Rembert; three sisters, Alene Floyd (whom Marie raised as her daughter) and Josephine Grant (Marion) Sanders, both of Rembert, Eva Mae Bonaparte of New York City, New York; two brothers, Arthur (Georgia Mae) Floyd of Rembert and Melton (Ethel) Floyd of New York City; 13 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Wyatt Floyd Sr.; her stepmother, Alene Rembert Floyd; and stepsister, Maude. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Greater Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 609 Miller Road, Sumter, with Bishop Marvin Hodge Sr., pastor, eulogist, assisted by Evangelist Miller, Minister Daisy Mae Dennis, Pastor Wanda Martin and Minister Lorie Parker. The family is receiving relatives and friends at 5535 Dais Road, Rembert. The remains will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The procession will leave at 2:20 p.m. from the home. Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the Greater Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr. com. Visit us on the web. Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

SANDFORD CATO Sandford Cato, 65, husband of Mildred Diane Watkins Cato, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born March 21, 1949, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Henrietta Jefferson Cato. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 712 WenLe Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

of Sumter.

GLADYS L. JOHNSON Gladys Ludd Johnson, 99, widow of Eugene Johnson, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at her home, 130 Dollard Drive, Sumter. Born on May 10, 1915, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Rubin Ludd and Sara Ann Ludd Jones. She was a life member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and served as a member of the senior and mass choirs, Missionary Circle 1, pastor’s ministry and Bible study class. She was employed with Sumter School District 17 before she retired. Survivors are five daughters, Virginia James, Sarah Sharper Reames, Wilhelmina (John) Rose, Lessie M. Dumas and Gardenia (Willie) McFadden, all of Sumter; a granddaughter raised in the home, Fannie (Robert) Booker of Georgia; 28 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 35 greatgreat-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Viewing for Mrs. Johnson will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with meet and greet from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and burial will follow in Bradford Cemetery with Pastor Willie Wright Jr., the Rev. Leroy Blanding, the Rev. Daniel Bennett and Minister Gloria Lee. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home. Online memorials can be sent to Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

DIANE L. MAILLARD Diane Lynn Maillard, 53, entered eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at her home, 2150 Boulevard Road, Sumter. Born on March 21, 1961, in Harlem, New York, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Isabelle Hammond Maillard. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home. Funeral plans will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter.

JAMES T. FUTRELL James Tayloe Futrell, beloved husband of Helen B.

King-Brookes-Futrell, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2014. He was the younger son of the late William M. and Willia Parker Futrell. He was born on July 26, 1946, at Edgecombe General Hospital in Tarboro, North Carolina. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by one brother, Dr. William M. Futrell and wife, Lesley; three children, Sharon F. Brunson, Matt Brunson and Lewis Brunson; five grandchildren through his marriage to Helen; and several cousins, Phil Parker, John Thomas Weaver Jr., Sandy W. Porterfield and Julian L. Futrell Ill. Jim was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Buies Creek, North Carolina, but had attended First Presbyterian Church since his marriage to Helen on Oct. 26, 2011. Jim’s passion was science and he enjoyed learning, therefore he entered the educational profession as a biology teacher. Jim attended Campbell University, Buies Creek, Western University and Eastern Carolina, earning his bachelor of science, master of arts, and educational degrees. He wore out two cars taking summer, night and extension courses around the state of North Carolina. He believed that any day that one didn’t learn something new was a lost day. Jim won several prestigious awards, not the least being the outstanding biology teacher for the state of North Carolina from the National Association of Biology Teachers. He also received the Wachovia principal award for energetic leadership in school administration. Before retiring, Jim served as a curriculum director and principal for elementary and junior high schools. He wrote four books on biology which were used in the North Carolina schools. He gave his time to the Harnett County School systems. After retiring, Jim taught medical students at Campbell University. His dentist and doctor are two of his medical students. Jim chaired the building of many educational schools in North Carolina, to include a nursing school. Also, he served on many levels in Kiwanis because he enjoyed helping children. His belief in God, his church activities to include

singing in the choir, and faith was his source of strength during challenging career assignments. Jim’s hobbies were collecting medical antiques and doing medical presentation for various organizations and civic clubs. His active pallbearers will be members of Angier Kiwanis Club and the honorary pallbearers will be members of Angier Kiwanis Club, the Rich Square Class of 1964, and the Sumter Kiwanis Club. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ray Fancher officiating. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 9 Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to a charity of one’s choice. You may sign the family’s guest book at The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

THOMAS B. OLESEN Thomas B. Olesen, age 75, beloved husband of Inga Olesen, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

WILLIE JACKSON Willie Jackson, 69, husband of Barbara Roman Jackson, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at his residence. He was born on May 20, 1945, in Jeanerette, Louisiana, a son of the late John and Gracie Louis Jackson. The family will be receiving friends at 1510 Radical Road, Sumter, SC 29153. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.




COLUMBUS DAY SCHEDULE BANKS — Wells Fargo will be open on Monday. All other area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday. GOVERNMENT — Federal government offices and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed on Monday. SCHOOLS — The following will be closed on Monday: Thomas Sumter Academy; Laurence Manning Academy; Clarendon Hall; and Clarendon School Districts 1, 2 and 3. All offices of The Sumter Item will be open on Monday.




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FYI Belly dancing classes are held at (803) 778-0197 or Rebecca Gonzalez at (803) 565-9271. 6 p.m. every Monday at the Parks and Recreation DepartThe Sumter Chapter of the Interment, 155 Haynsworth St. Only national Association of Adminis$20 per month. trative Professionals (IAAP) Get will in shape with dancing orp.m. on the secmeets at 5:30 Zumba classes be held at belly ond Thursday of each month 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Zumba in the Bultman Conference Wednesdays at the Parks and Room at USC Sumter. AdminRecreation building on Haynistrative professionals, assissworth Street. Classes are $5 each. No registration required. tants and secretaries are enContact Deanne Lewis at zum- couraged to attend. Call Mary Sutton at (803) 938-3760. Having cancer is hard. Finding The Rembert Area Community help shouldn’t be. Free help for Coalition (RACC) is accepting apcancer patients from the plications for the 2014-15 after American Cancer Society. school program. Applications Transportation to treatment, can be obtained at the main help for appearance related office, 8455 Camden Highway, side effects of treatment, nuRembert, SC 29128. Call (803) trition help, one-on-one breast 432-2001. cancer support, free housing The Rembert Area Community away from home during treatCoalition (RACC) offers a senior ment, help finding clinical tricitizens program 10 a.m.-noon each Monday and Wednesday als, someone to talk to — all free. Call (800) 227-2345. at 6785 Bradley St. (behind Navy and Marine Corps shipcommunity car wash), Remmates who served on the USS Cobert, SC 29128. Transportation lumbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 is available. Call (803) 432through 1976 and the USS Colum2001. Sumter High School Class of 1979 bus (SSN-762) past and present, to share memories and camawill hold a 35-year class reraderie with old friends and union Oct. 24-25. Contact Ramona Middleton McFadden at make new ones, contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hob(803) 778-2668 or lmcfadson Road, Fort Wayne, IN or Joan 46815-4505; (260) 486-2221 8 Howard Davis at (803) 7735240 or davisjh@jdavis065.jg@ a.m.-5 p.m.; fax (260) 492-9771; or email at hope4391@verizon. net. Sumter High School Class of 1975 Hospice Care of Sumter LLC is in will hold a 40-year class reneed of volunteers in Sumter union celebration May 29-31, and surrounding counties. Op2015. Send all addresses to portunities available for you to use your time and talents Are you a breast cancer survivor? to be of assistance include Maggie L. Richardson is seekreading, musical talents, coming other survivors to form a panionship, light housekeepmusic group and give back to ing, etc. Contact Joyce Blandthe community. If you are ining at (803) 883-5606 or hospiterested in joining, contact her at Agape Hospice is in need of volor (803) 236-9086. unteers. Whether your passion The Second (Indianhead) Division is baking, knitting, reading, Association is searching for singing, etc., Agape Hospice anyone/everyone who served can find a place for you. Conin the 2nd Infantry Division. tact Thandi Blanding at (803) Visit or contact 774-1075, (803) 260-3876 or tbMike Davino at MDavino@ or (919) 498-1910. Hospice Care of South Carolina is The Palmetto Singles Club holds in need of volunteers in Sumter a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on County. Do you have one extra the first and third Fridays of hour a week? Opportunities each month at the VFW on are available for patient/famiGion Street. Call Sarah Shorter ly companionship, administraat (803) 847-3288. tive support, meal preparation, light household projects, Sumter Area Toastmasters student education and various meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Sumter Mall community other tasks. Contact Whitney Rogers, regional volunteer coroom, 1057 Broad St. The ordinator, at (843) 409-7991 or group helps in developing speaking and leadership net. skills. Call Douglas Wilson at


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ARIES (March 21-April 19): An EUGENIA LAST opportunity will come through a friend you have worked with in the past. Making a lastminute change of plans will turn out to be advantageous. Travel, energetic activities and romance should all be put into play. Live in the moment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep expenses down and your life simple. Respond to situations at work with an open mind. Getting along with others will help eliminate stress and the potential to be an outcast. Shopping will cost you more than you bargained for. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Set your sights on what you want and don’t stop until you reach your destination. There are gains to be made if you do your homework and pursue your dreams. A domestic change will add to your comfort and improve your relationships. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stay in the background, keeping a watchful eye on what’s going on around you. Protecting your interests will be necessary, and guarding against someone taking advantage of you will pay off. Look for security and stability, not approval or fame. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Refuse to argue even if you do face opposition from family or your lover. You are best to keep your ideas and intentions a secret. Concentrate on making positive personal changes that will result in compliments, not controversy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Avoid unnecessary expenses. Not everyone will agree with what you do, but as long as you lower your stress and add security to your life,

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you have done what’s best for you. An encounter with someone from your past will inspire you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stick to simple pleasures that will not leave you in debt. Make positive adjustments to the way you live that will allow you to save more and spend less. Love is on the rise, and a mutual agreement will improve your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make plans to spend time with someone you love and you will reinforce how much you care. Stabilizing your personal situation will put your mind at ease and help you move forward with your life goals. Show moderation and be realistic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Spread your thoughts around and converse with people as proactive and productive as you and you will find a way to improve your life and your environment. Love is on the rise, and romance will bring you closer to someone special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep a watchful eye on what others do and how they react. Don’t let a lastminute change throw a wrench in your plans. Don’t make a fuss, just stay on course and do your own thing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make positive changes using past experience to help you reach your goals with ease. Children, family and domestic alterations will bring you great joy and a sense of satisfaction. Love is in the stars and romance will enhance your day. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look, see and follow through. Don’t let emotional situations slow you down or alter your course of action. Your energy should not be wasted on trivial matters. Engage in an opportunity to improve your reputation and status.




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SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK Cheshire, a 7-month-old black and white neutered male American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is housebroken, playful, active, affectionate and gentle. He loves to be given lots of attention and will sit on your lap and purr for more. Cheshire is a loving and sweet boy who would make an excellent addition to any family. The SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit www.sumterscspca. com.

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Bruins blast Gamecocks SHS drops Region VI-4A opener to S. Florence 44-21 BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS The Sumter High School football team was hoping to avoid a repeat of its last two games on Friday – ones that resulted in lopsided defeats prior to the Gamecocks’ bye week. Instead, defending Region VI-4A champion South Florence made sure the recurring nightmare lasted at least one more week. Bruins quarterback Nick Jones threw for 220 yards and three scores while running back Rodney Brunson plowed up 140 yards on the ground and added two more scores in a 44-21 victory over SHS at Sumter Memorial Stadium. With the loss, Sumter fell to 3-4 after dropping its third straight game and 0-1 in the region. South improved to 6-1 and 1-0. The Gamecocks host West Florence on Friday at 7:30 p.m. After suffering two straight routs, Friday’s game started ominously for the Gamecocks as South Florence scored on its first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead. Jones found David Vereen for a 7-yard strike on the opening drive and then Jones took the ball in himself from 37 yards out for the second SF score. The SHS defense bowed up somewhat after that, though, keeping the Bruins off the board on their next two drives.


Sumter quarterback James Barnes (10) gets taken down behind the line of scrimmage by South Florence defenders during the Bruins’ 44-21 SEE SHS, PAGE B3 victory at Sumter Memorial Stadium on Friday. It was the Region VI-4A opener for both teams.

Lakewood falls short against Bulldogs 24-14 BY EDDIE LITAKER Special to The Sumter Item

FRIDAY’S GAMES South Florence 44, Sumter 21

For the past two weeks, the Lakewood High School varsity football team pitched a shutout on defense in victories over Camden and Manning, but on Friday it was visiting Marlboro County who came into J. Frank Baker Stadium and left with a 24-14 victory thanks in large part to its defense and special teams play. Lakewood managed three first downs on its opening drive, only to stall at the Bulldogs’ 36 as quarterback Roderick Charles’ fourth-down pass attempt fell incomplete. From there, Marlboro County took over and drove 55 yards in nine plays before settling for a 26-yard field goal from Nick Rogers to take a 3-0 lead with 21 seconds left in the opening quarter. Quarterback London Johnson comKEITH GEDAMKE /SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM pleted three passes for 48 yards on the Lakewood’s Khafari Buffalo, left, attempts to bring down Marlboro County’s Dylven Cov- drive, including a 20-yarder to Dylven ington during the Bulldogs’ 24-14 win on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium. Civngton that got the Bulldogs to the


Watson performing at high level for Tigers BY DENNIS BRUNSON The tremendous performances that Deshaun Watson has had in his first two starts at quarterback for Clemson has Tiger fans absolutely giddy. Putting up 50 points against North Carolina and 41 against North Carolina State, with WATSON Watson doing most of the damage, is indeed noteworthy. That is until you look at

UNC’s and the Wolfpack’s previous game. The Tar Heels gave up 70 points to East Carolina and Florida State planted 56 on NCSU. So, really, what’s the big deal? Pause, pause, catch your breath. Now that you members of Tiger Nation have expressed all of the rage, it was just a joke. There’s no denying Clemson has played very well the last two weeks, especially in the shutout of N.C. State. All the Tigers can do is try to keep winning and hope FSU slips up a couple of times along the way.


Hartsville 41, Crestwood 6 Marlboro County 24, Lakewood 14 Darlington 21, Manning 20 Lake Marion 47, Lee Central 14 C.E. Murray 19, East Clarendon 16 Wilson Hall 28, Porter-Gaud 27 Laurence Manning 48, OP 3 TSA 34, Spartanburg Christian 22 Clarendon Hall 42, James Island 6

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Barons survive Cyclones with 28-27 overtime victory BY GRADY RUSSELL Special to The Sumter Item

LOUISVILLE (5-1, 3-1 ACC) AT CLEMSON (3-2, 2-1 ACC) WHERE: Memorial Stadium in Clemson WHEN: Today, 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPNU RADIO: WBBD-FM 94.7, WPUBFM 102.7

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It wasn’t easy, but Wilson Hall held on to beat PorterGaud 28-27 in overtime on Friday at Spencer Field. The Barons, who improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in SCISA 3A action, led 21-7 at halftime. However, the Cyclones, who fell to 4-4 and 2-3, used a couple of long scoring drives to send the game into overtime tied at 21-21. Wilson Hall got the ball first in overtime, and quarterback McLendon Sears threw a 10yard touchdown pass to Sam

Watford on the first play. Cody Hoover added the extra point to make it 28-21. P-G needed just two plays to match the touchdown. Jeremy Hunt broke off a 9-yard run on first down and went in on the next play to make it 28-27. Porter-Gaud didn’t send it to an extra overtime though as Coleman Smith missed the PAT. Coming off a stunning 26-21 loss to previously winless Cardinal Newman, won the toss, but deferred to the second half. Porter-Gaud drove deep





7 a.m. - Formula One Racing: Russian Grand Prix Pole Qualifying from Sochi, Russia (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Portugal Masters Third Round from Vilamoura, Portugal (GOLF). Noon – College Football: Georgia at Missouri (WLTX 19, WNKT-FM 107.5). Noon – College Football: Oklahoma vs. Texas from Dallas (WOLO 25). Noon – College Football: Rice at Army (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). Noon – College Football: Florida State at Syracuse (ESPN). Noon – College Football: Tulsa at Temple (ESPNEWS). Noon – College Football: Illinois at Wisconsin (ESPN2). Noon – College Football: Indiana at Iowa (ESPNU). Noon – College Football: West Virginia at Texas Tech (FOX SPORTS 1). Noon – NBA Exhibition Basketball: San Antonio vs. Fenerbahce Ulker from Istanbul (NBA TV). Noon – College Football: LouisianaMonroe at Kentucky (SEC NETWORK). 12:30 p.m. – College Football: Duke at Georgia Tech (WACH 57). 2 p.m. – International Gymnastics: World Championships from Nanning, China (WIS 10). 2 p.m. – College Football: Charlotte at The Citadel (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXYAM 1240). 2:30 p.m. - Senior PGA Golf: Champions Tour SAS Championship Second Round from Cary, N.C. (GOLF). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: North Carolina at Notre Dame (WIS 10). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Auburn at Mississippi State (WLTX 19). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Texas Christian at Baylor (WOLO 25). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Oregon at UCLA (WACH 57). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Virginia Military Institute at Navy (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Michigan State at Purdue (ESPN2). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Louisville at Clemson (ESPNU, WWBD-FM 94.7, WPUB-FM 102.7). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: Teams To Be Announced (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 3:30 p.m. – College Football: William & Mary at New Hampshire (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 4 p.m. – College Football: Oklahoma State at Kansas (FOX SPORTS 1). 4 p.m. – College Football: Chattanooga at Tennessee (SEC NETWORK). 4 p.m. - Major League Baseball: American League Championship Series Game Two - Kansas City at Baltimore (TBS). 5 p.m. – NBA Exhibition Basketball: Cleveland vs. Miami from Rio de Janeiro (ESPNEWS). 5 p.m. - PGA Golf: Open Third Round from Napa, Calif. (GOLF). 6 p.m. – College Football: Alabama at Arkansas (ESPN). 7 p.m. – College Football: Houston at Memphis (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 7 p.m. – College Football: Penn State at Michigan (ESPN2). 7 p.m. – College Football: East Carolina at South Florida (ESPNU). 7:30 p.m. - NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 from Concord, N.C. (WOLO 25, WEGX-FM 92.9). 7:30 p.m. – College Football: Louisiana State at Florida (SEC NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. – College Football: Teams To Be Announced (SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. – Major League Baseball: National League Championship Series Game One – San Francisco at St. Louis (WACH 57). 8 p.m. – College Football: Connecticut at Tulane (ESPNEWS). 8:30 p.m. – NBA Exhibition Basketball: Chicago at Milwaukee (NBA TV). 9 p.m. – Women’s College Soccer: Gonzaga at Brigham Young (BYUTV). 9 p.m. – College Football: Mississippi at Texas A&M (ESPN). 10:15 p.m. – College Football: Air Force at Utah State (ESPNU). 10:30 p.m. – College Football: Colorado State at Nevada (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 10:30 p.m. – College Football: Southern California at Arizona (ESPN2). 11:30 p.m. - LPGA Golf: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Final Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 1 a.m. – NBA Exhibition Basketball: Brooklyn vs. Sacramento from Shanghai (NBA TV).


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FAR WEST Washington St. (2-4) at Stanford (32), late San Diego St. (2-3) at New Mexico (23), late Fresno St. (3-3) at UNLV (1-5), late




EAST Rice (2-3) at Army (2-3), Noon Dayton (3-1) at Marist (1-5), Noon Robert Morris (0-5) at Sacred Heart (4-1), Noon Florida St. (5-0) at Syracuse (2-3), Noon Tulsa (1-4) at Temple (3-1), Noon St. Francis (Pa.) (2-3) at Wagner (2-3), Noon Holy Cross (2-4) at Brown (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Bucknell (4-1) at Lehigh (0-4), 12:30 p.m. Duquesne (3-2) at CCSU (2-3), 1 p.m. Princeton (2-1) at Colgate (3-2), 1 p.m. Penn (0-3) at Fordham (5-1), 1 p.m. Cornell (0-3) at Harvard (3-0), 1 p.m. Columbia (0-3) at Monmouth (NJ) (41), 1 p.m. Rhode Island (0-5) at Villanova (4-1), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (2-1) at Yale (3-0), 1 p.m. Richmond (3-2) at Albany (NY) (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Elon (1-4) at Delaware (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Georgetown (2-4) at Lafayette (2-3), 3:30 p.m. VMI (1-5) at Navy (2-4), 3:30 p.m. William & Mary (4-1) at New Hampshire (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Maine (2-3) at Stony Brook (2-4), 7 p.m. SOUTH Butler (3-2) at Campbell (2-3), Noon Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) at Kentucky (4-1), Noon Middle Tennessee (4-2) at Marshall (5-0), Noon Cincinnati (2-2) at Miami (3-3), Noon Duke (4-1) at Georgia Tech (5-0), 12:30 p.m. Towson (2-4) at James Madison (3-3), 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville (4-1) at Morehead St. (23), 1 p.m. Southern U. (3-3) at Alabama A&M (1-5), 2 p.m. Arkansas St. (3-2) at Georgia St. (1-4), 2 p.m. Delaware St. (1-5) at Norfolk St. (2-4), 2 p.m. Coastal Carolina (6-0) at Presbyterian (3-2), 2 p.m. NC Central (2-3) at SC State (4-2), 2 p.m. Charlotte (3-3) at The Citadel (1-4), 2 p.m. Alcorn St. (5-1) at Grambling St. (3-3),

3 p.m. MVSU (0-5) at Jackson St. (3-3), 3 p.m. Jacksonville St. (4-1) at Tennessee St. (4-2), 3 p.m. New Mexico St. (2-4) at Troy (0-5), 3 p.m. Liberty (3-3) at Appalachian St. (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Louisville (5-1) at Clemson (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Auburn (5-0) at Mississippi St. (5-0), 3:30 p.m. Boston College (3-2) at NC State (42), 3:30 p.m. North Texas (2-3) at UAB (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Wofford (3-2) at W. Carolina (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Howard (1-5) at Bethune-Cookman (4-1), 4 p.m. Austin Peay (0-5) at Mercer (4-2), 4 p.m. SE Missouri (4-2) at Murray St. (1-4), 4 p.m. Chattanooga (3-2) at Tennessee (23), 4 p.m. Savannah St. (0-5) at Florida A&M (05), 5 p.m. E. Illinois (1-4) at E. Kentucky (5-0), 6 p.m. Idaho (0-5) at Georgia Southern (4-2), 6 p.m. Houston (2-3) at Memphis (3-2), 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (3-2) at Nicholls St. (0-6), 7 p.m. Incarnate Word (1-5) at Northwestern St. (2-3), 7 p.m. East Carolina (4-1) at South Florida (2-3), 7 p.m. LSU (4-2) at Florida (3-1), 7:30 p.m. Charleston Southern (5-0) at Vanderbilt (1-5), 7:30 p.m. UConn (1-4) at Tulane (1-4), 8 p.m.

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST Buffalo New England Miami N.Y. Jets SOUTH Indianapolis Houston Tennessee Jacksonville NORTH Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland WEST San Diego Denver Kansas City Oakland

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Giants, Cardinals battle in another NLCS meeting BY R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS— Two years later, the sting is still fresh for Mike Matheny. His St. Louis Cardinals were seemingly on the verge of a second straight trip to the World Series under manager Tony La Russa’s first-year successor, and instead the San Francisco Giants ended up using them as a springboard to the championship. Barry Zito got it started, defying his recent track record, and Marco Scutaro batted .500 and became MVP of the NL Championship Series. Next thing the Cardinals knew, they were back home cleaning out lockers while the Giants finished the postseason on a seven-game winning streak, sweeping the Tigers in the World Series. “Obviously, the Zito game sticks out in everybody’s mind,” Matheny said. “He threw an exceptional game and it seemed like things turned around at that point.” The Giants outscored the Cardinals 20-1 the last three games, and carried that momentum into a championship. Minus those two surprise stars, they’re back for more: Giants-Cards once again in the NLCS. “There are a lot of players from 2012 on both sides, and I think you learn from that,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s a different year, though.” The Cardinals have the home-field advantage again in the best-of-seven matchup that begins Saturday night with aces Adam Wainwright


San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner will look to lead the Giants past St. Louis in the National League Championship Series and to a World Series berth. and Madison Bumgarner squaring off in a series matching teams accustomed to playing late into October. St. Louis is sticking with the same rotation as in the division series. After Wainwright, it’ll be Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller starting Game 2, 3 and 4. Bochy said Jake Peavy will start Game 2, but declined to go further, leaving Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong in limbo a bit.

“Right now we’re going to leave it at these two,” Bochy said. “But you can pretty much speculate what it’s going to be.” Tim Lincecum remains a “swing guy” for the Giants, the same role the Cardinals have for Michael Wacha. Neither pitched in the first round. “These are heightened times and it’s a big stage,” Lincecum said. “I’ll just be ready for whatever opportunity I get.”




Zmak, Confalonieri victory away from Super Bowl bracket return

Indianapolis 33, Houston 28 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Denver at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Carolina at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Miami, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Open: Kansas City, New Orleans


San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 2 2 0 0 4 6 4 Detroit 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 Tampa Bay 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 Boston 2 1 1 0 2 3 3 Florida 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 Ottawa 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 Toronto 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 Buffalo 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Columbus 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 New Jersey 1 1 0 0 2 6 4 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 0 2 6 4 N.Y. Rangers 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 Washington 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Islanders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Philadelphia 2 0 2 0 0 5 8

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 Winnipeg 1 1 0 0 2 6 2 Nashville 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 Chicago 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 Dallas 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 St. Louis 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 Colorado 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 Vancouver 1 1 0 0 2 4 2 Calgary 2 1 1 0 2 7 6 Anaheim 1 0 1 0 0 4 6 Edmonton 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 Arizona 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.


Montreal 2, Washington 1, SO Chicago 3, Dallas 2, SO Columbus 3, Buffalo 1 New Jersey 6, Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 6, Anaheim 4 Detroit 2, Boston 1 Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2, OT N.Y. Rangers 3, St. Louis 2 Nashville 3, Ottawa 2 Minnesota 5, Colorado 0 Calgary 5, Edmonton 2 Winnipeg 6, Arizona 2


N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m.


Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Winnipeg at San Jose, 10 p.m.

BY DENNIS BRUNSON Deni Zmak and Valentine Confalonieri, the defending Super Bowl singles champions in the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships, are a win away from getting back in the Super Bowl bracket of this year’s tournament on Thursday at Palmetto Tennis Center. Embry-Riddle’s Zmak advanced to the NAIA men’s singles final as Edberg Espinoza of Lindsey Wilson had to retire due to an injury. Lynn’s Confalonieri defeated Clara Perez of Armstrong State 6-4, 6-2 to reach the finals of the NCAA Division II women’s singles

bracket. The top-seeded Zmak will take on No. 2 seed Jordan Cox of Georgia Gwinnett today in the championship round. Confalonieri will take on second seed Dallas Zhang of BYU-Hawaii for the DII title. Each of the eight bracket championship matches will begin at 8:30 a.m. The other men’s singles championship matches will have No. 1 Armandi Levandi of Lewis taking on No. 3 Fernando Bogajo of Armstrong in the DII bracket, unseeded players Nicholas Chua of Chicago and Matthew Heinrich of Stevens in the DIII bracket and No. 2 Csongor Toth of Laredo facing unseeded Guy Iradu-

kunda of Seminole in the Junior/Community bracket. The women’s championship brackets will have unseeded Ashnaa Rao of Johns Hopkins meeting unseeded Megan Humphrey’s of Wisconsin-Whitewater in DIII, No. 1 Nour Abbes of Xavier (La.) meeting No. 3 Anastasiya Baranova of Oklahoma Baptist in NAIA and No. 3 Joanna Savva of Tyler and No. 4 Fatyha Berjane of Georgia Perimeter in the JUCO bracket. After the consolation and championship singles are completed this morning, the Super Bowl semifinals for both singles and doubles will be played in the afternoon.


Laird takes lead at Silverado NAPA, Calif. — Martin Laird wasn’t sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn’t found too much wrong after two rounds of the Open. Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour LAIRD season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. One last birdie on the par-5 18th at Silverado gave him a second straight 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Bae Sang-moon among the early starters Friday. BOROS LEADS CHAMPIONS TOUR’S SAS CHAMPIONSHIP

CARY, N.C. — Guy Boros

birdied the final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a onestroke lead over Tom Lehman and Marco Dawson after the first round of the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship. RYU TAKES 2-STROKE HALFWAY LEAD IN MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — So Yeon Ryu of South Korea shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, the second event of the tour’s six-tournament Asian swing. GEORGIA HIRES ATTORNEY FOR SUSPENDED RB GURLEY

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has hired an attorney for star running back Todd Gurley, who is suspended indefinitely while the school

investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. Athletic director Greg McGarity issued a statement late Friday afternoon saying the school is working “to resolve the eligibility matter as expeditiously as possible and in a manner that is in the best interests of the university, its coaches, and its student-athletes.” He did not address any specifics of the case. FLORIDA REINSTATES QB HARRIS, COMPLAINT WITHDRAWN

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The sexual battery complaint against Florida quarterback Treon Harris has been withdrawn, and the freshman has been fully reinstated by the university and the football team. From wire reports







Red Foxes stay perfect with 41-6 rout of Knights KELLEYTOWN -- Crestwood High School scored the first points of its varsity football game with Hartsville on Friday, but it was all Red Foxes after that as they defeated the Knights 41-6 at Kelleytown Stadium. Crestwood running back Ty’Son Williams broke off a 92yard touchdown run to make it 6-0 early in the first quarter. Hartsville, which improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in Region VI3A, led 34-6 at halftime. Crestwood fell to 1-6 and 1-1.

JV FOOTBALL CLARENDON HALL 34 HOLLY HILL 8 HOLLY HILL – The Clarendon Hall JV football team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 34-6 victory over Holly Hill Academy on Thursday at the Raiders field. The Saints had 191 yards rushing, led by Kameron Earles’ 11 carries for 107 yards. Earles rushed for a 15-yard touchdown to open the scoring and also connected with Stephen Henning for a 51-yard touchdown pass just before the half. Clarendon Hall also got scores from a 17-yard touchdown run by Josh Black, a 20yard run by Kade Elliott and a

93-yard interception return by Bobby Ashba. Ashba also led the defense with nine total tackles. Earles, Justin James and Micheal Bolston had seven total tackles each. The JV Saints will host Jefferson Davis Academy next Thursday in Summerton at 6:30 p.m. HARTSVILLE 22 CRESTWOOD 6

DALZELL – Crestwood’s JV football team fell to 1-6 on the season on Thursday with a 22-6 loss to Hartsville at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell. The Knights’ lone score came on a late 20-yard touchdown pass from Deondre Young to Carl Benjamin. Crestwood hosts Marlboro County next Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

B TEAM FOOTBALL SUMTER 22 RICHLAND NORTHEAST 14 COLUMBIA – Zykiem Jackson accounted for all 22 of Sumter’s points, scoring on runs of 27, 1 and 6 yards in a 22-14 victory over Richland Northeast on Thursday at the RNHS field. Jackson also added two

LAKEWOOD FROM PAGE B1 Charles and Terrance Nolen combined for a 3-play, 45yard drive. Nolen lost two yards on a first-down run and caught a Charles pass or no gain before hauling in a Charles pass in the open field and racing 47 yards for the score and a 7-3 Gator lead after Blake Carraher’s PAT kick with 11:04 left in the half. That lead would stand until a quirky play in which Lakewood players crowded around a rolling punt, seemingly waiting to down the ball. Then Tabari Hines scooped up the ball and was off to the races, returning the ball 83 yards untouched to put the Bulldogs up 10-7 with 7:50 left in the third quarter. Marlboro County was on the board again early in the fourth as Hines picked off a Charles pass and returned it 47 yards for the score and a 17-7 Bulldog lead with 10:20 left in the game. Lakewood took over at its 12 after the ensuing kickoff

and Charles had the Gators in the end zone nine plays later, opening the drive with a 23yard scamper of his own. Charles and Khafari Buffalo hooked up for 35 yards and the score to cut the Marlboro County lead back to three, 1714, with 7:21 left. The Bulldogs went to the ground to grind out the clock, with A.J. McLean six times for 41 yards and three first downs before Lakewood took over on downs at its 22 with 3:57 left. After failing to get a first down the Gators handed the ball back to the Bulldogs at the Lakewood 31. A 30-yard run by Johnson set up a 1-yard scoring run by McLean that gave the Bulldogs a 24-14 lead with 1:01 left. Lakewood had one last chance to get on the board, taking over at its 35 after the kickoff. Charles ran for 12, then Latheron Rogers-Andrerson for 7, setting up one final Rogers-Anderson scamper that finally ended at the Marlboro County 12.

Katlyn Jones had three points, one ace and 23 digs. Kara McKnight finished with 12 digs and one kill while Keymani Bradely added 12 digs.

2-point conversion runs as the Gamecocks improved to 6-0. Jordan Gregg had an interception and Shannon Isley had a fumble recovery to lead the SHS defense.





CALHOUN ACADEMY 0 DALZELL – Carmen Sylvester finished with 11 service points, two aces and two kills to help led the TSA JV squad to a 2-0 win over Calhoun Academy on Thursday at Edens Gymnasium in Dalzell. Diamond Gibson had points, three aces, two kills and three blocks for the Lady Generals. Sydney Baity had five assists and nine digs while Hannah Denithorne registered two kills and nine digs.

CALHOUN ACADEMY 2 DALZELL – Sydney Daniel had 28 combined service points and 42 assists to help Thomas Sumter Academy edge Calhoun Academy 3-2 on Thursday at Edens Gymnasium in Dalzell. Anita Cookie-Gam had 23 points, 18 kills and 10 digs for the Lady Generals. Olympia Coats had nine kills and eight digs. Sarah Moore registered 18 kills, Kennedy Roedl had eight and Emily Nevels finished with six digs.


Lakewood fell 2-0 to Darlington on Thursday at the Lakewood gymnasium by scores of 14-25 and 13-25. Aubry Quinzy led the Lady Gators with four points and seven digs.


Lakewood fell 3-1 to Darlington on Thursday at the LHS gymnasium by scores of 22-25, 18-25, 25-20 and 12-25. Payton Mickens had four points, three aces, two kills and 22 digs for the Lady Gators. Shanekia Jackson added 11 points, three aces, 11 digs and five blocks.


finished its regular season with a 9-0 victory against Orangeburg Prep on Thursday. The Lady Generals improved to 9-3 overall.

SINGLES 1 – B. Jenkins (TSA) defeated Walter 6-0, 6-2. 2 – Townsend (TSA) defeated Robinson 6-0, 6-0. 3 – Decker (TSA) defeated Riser 6-0, 6-0. 4 – Houde (TSA) defeated Frierson 6-0, 6-0. 5 – Chappell (TSA) defeated S. Patel 6-0, 6-0. 6 – St. Crye (TSA) defeated C. Patel 6-0, 6-0. DOUBLES 1 – Chappell/B. Jenkins (TSA) defeated Walter/Robinson 8-3. 2 – Decker/Houde (TSA) defeated S. Patel/Bogart 8-2. 3 – Kistler/Vise (TSA) defeated Riser/ Frierson 8-0.


COLUMBIA – Wilson Hall concluded its regular season with a 12-2 victory over Ben Lippen on Wednesday in Columbia. The Lady Barons improved to 12-2 overall.

SINGLES 1 – Beasley (WH) defeated Mitchell 6-1, 6-3. 2 – Lecher (WH) defeated Twitty 6-0, 6-2. 3 – Segars (WH) defeated Meetze 6-2, 6-4. 4 – Spencer (WH) defeated Eckstrom 6-2, 6-4. 5 – Munn (WH) defeated Kagle 6-0, 6-1. 6 – Clifton (WH) defeated Wu 6-1, 6-1. DOUBLES 1 – Beasley/Munn (WH) defeated Mitchell/Twitty 8-3. 2 – Lecher/Segars (WH) defeated Meetze/Kagle 8-4. 3 – Eckstrom/Wu (BL) defeated Jackson/Brunson 8-0.

SHS FROM PAGE B1 The Sumter offense could not convert, however. The Gamecocks’ lone drive deep into SF territory resulted in a turnover on downs at the Bruins 3. Sumter finally found the end zone in the second quarter, but the South offense came back with vengeance as well. SFHS made it 17-0 on Evan Rabon’s 32-yard field goal before SHS running back Russell Jenkins finally put the Gamecocks on the board with a 12-yard score to cut the deficit to 17-6. The momentum was short-lived. Jones and Vereen hooked up again for a 33-yard strike and Rodney Brunson’s 6-yard run made it 31-6 just before the half. But Sumter wasn’t done just yet. Quarterback James Barnes found Kalip Franklin for a 37-yard score as the Gamecocks regained some momentum just before the break, cutting the lead to 31-


Sumter running back Russell Jenkins (5) fumbles the football during the Gamecocks’ 44-21 loss to South Florence on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. 14. Things tightened up even more at the start of the second half. Sumter literally rode Jenkins to another score as the junior back carried the ball 10 straight times – the last of which for 33 yards to paydirt as the Gamecocks pulled within 31-21. Jenkins was the lone bright spot on offense with

140 yards on 27 carries and two scores. That was as close as SHS got, however. Jones found Hakeem White for a19-yard catch-and-run for his third passing TD of the night and Brunson added his second rushing score of the night on the following drive as the Bruins built a 44-21 lead and never looked back.


BARONS FROM PAGE B1 into Wilson Hall territory only to throw an interception on the Baron 5-yard line. P-G quarterback Kris Johnson tossed another interception that Wilson Hall eventually turned into a touchdown. The Barons’ Robert James scored on a 32-yard run in the first quarter. Hoover added the extra point to make it 7-0. The Cyclones responded, using runs of 17, 39, and 35 yards to set up a 3-yard run by Johnson. A couple of penalties hurt Porter-Gaud and Smith ended up missing a 37-yard field goal. The Baron’s took over with 2:30 left in the first half and ended up scoring. Sears threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to

Hoover for the touchdown with 47.5 seconds left in the half. The Barons scored 15 seconds later when Will Watson snagged a tipped pass and went into the end zone from five yards out for the score. to make it 21-7. At the start of the third quarter, Wilson Hall drove deep into P-G territory. The big run was a 27-yarder by Sears. However, the drive stalled and Hoover missed a 43-yard field goal. The Cyclones put together a 16-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Johnson scoring to make it 21-14. P-G tied the game with 1:19 left as Johnson again scored, this time from three yards out to cap off a 13-play drive.

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Earnhardt believes he’ll win Charlotte to advance BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — One bad race knocked three of NASCAR’s biggest names to the bottom of the championship standings, and a repeat Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put the trio on the verge of elimination. That’s the harsh reality for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski and six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. They combined to win more than a third of the races this seaEARNHARDT son, and their title hopes could end before the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR eliminates four drivers from the Chase field after every third race, and Keselowski, Earnhardt and Johnson are ranked 10th through 12th in the field. A win automatically advances a driver into the third round; anything else forces the drivers to depend on next week’s elimination race at Talladega Superspeedway to stay in title contention. It’s a mathematical longshot to think that Keselowski, winner of five races this season, and Earnhardt and Johnson, who have three wins apiece, can all recover enough to move into the third round. None is concerned about anything but Saturday night’s race. But after a solid first practice Friday, Earnhardt was confident. “We’re going to win this race. I really got a good feeling about it,” he said on his 40th birthday. “This is what we’ve got to do anyway to try to get further points and try to win the championship. The car’s been great all weekend. Atti-


Presbyterian Blue Hose head coach Harold Nichols applauds his team during a game against N.C. State. The Blue Hose will look to take its next big step with a victory over Coastal Carolina.

PC looks for historic win over Chanticleers BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press COLUMBIA — Presbyterian coach Harold Nichols knew the Blue Hose transition from Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision was going to be hard. But his team could get a big payoff Saturday as it hosts South Carolina’s current FCS powerhouse Coastal Carolina in a chance to show that Presbyterian also belongs with the elite small-college programs in the state. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity, but we know it will be a big challenge for our team and our program,” Nichols said. In other games Saturday involving South Carolina’s FCS schools, Wofford travels to Western Carolina; North Carolina Central is at South Carolina State; The Citadel hosts Charlotte; and Charleston Southern is at Vanderbilt. In Clinton, Presbyterian (3-2) plays what may be its biggest game since joining

Division I seven years ago in the Big South Conference opener against Coastal Carolina (6-0). The No. 3 Chanticleers are the highest ranked team to ever play at Clinton and have beaten Presbyterian six games in a row. They also are the favorites to win the conference, so if the Blue Hose want to make noise in the Big South, there is no better way than to knock them off. “It’s the best Presbyterian team we’ve seen since I’ve been here,” said Chanticleers coach Joe Moglia, in his third season. Presbyterian was a solid Division II team, but has struggled in the transition to a higher classification. The Blue Hose are 23-66 since joining Division I in 2007 and have won just five of their 32 Big South games. But they have opened this season with three home wins over Furman, Western Carolina and Bluefield. The only losses have been to Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

TIGERS FROM PAGE B1 things the Tigers need to do to secure a win and perhaps get back in The Associated Press Top 25. 1. BE CREATIVE WITH WATSON

There’s no doubt Watson has sparked the offense in a way that Cole Stoudt simply wasn’t able to do. However, with all of the exposure, teams are now getting a better look at him and can gameplan for him even better. Offensive coordinator Chad Morris needs to keep expanding the package with Watson so opposing defenses can’t start zeroing in on how to stop him.

back, but that didn’t happen. The Tiger defense is easily coming off of its best performance of the season. The Pack put up 41 points against FSU and Clemson just overwhelmed them. It doesn’t need to let the Cardinals get their feet under them.

board material for Clemson fans. Clemson is one of the few Atlantic Coast Conference schools that can stand toe to toe with Southeastern Conference schools when it comes to its fan base making noise. Petrino will think he’s back in Arkansas. 5. AVOID TURNOVERS

Louisville has forced 22 turnovers so far, 12 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries. That’s an average of almost four forced turnovers a game. Clemson has committed just six turnovers in its five games, four fumble and two picks. If it commits multiple turnovers against Louisville it can hurt its chances at victory.


When asked about playing Death Valley, Petrino commented that the Carrier Dome, where the Cardinals played last week in a 28-6 win over Syracuse, was also loud. That just meant his team was OK playing in loud venues. Of course, that is bulletin


The Tigers finally ran the ball well against N.C. State, and they need to continue to put forth that effort against the Cardinals. Louisville, 5-1 on the season, is the top-rated defense in the country, but hasn’t played the most difficult schedule. Clemson needs to continue to try and establish the run because it will help it later in the season. The Cardinals are allowing less than 60 yards rushing a game. To make a dent in that would be a good thing. 3. ATTACK ON DEFENSE

Surprisingly, Louisville hasn’t been an offensive juggernaut to date under new head coach Bobby Petrino. One has to wonder what Petrino could have done with Teddy Bridgewater at quarter-


Louisville at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU, WBBD-FM 94.7, WPUBFM 102.7) Charleston Southern at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Citadel, 2 p.m. Wofford at Western Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Presbyterian, 2 p.m. North Carolina Central at South Carolina State, 2 p.m. Newberry at Tusculum, 2:30 p.m. North Greenville at Lenior-Rhyne, 2 p.m. Stillman at Benedict, 2 p.m. Paine at Limestone, 2 p.m.


(1) Florida State at Syracuse, noon (ESPN)

(6) Notre Dame vs. North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (WIS 10) (22) Georgia Tech vs. Duke, 12:30 p.m. (WACH 57) Cincinnati at Miami, noon Boston College at North Carolina State, 3:30 p.m. (FOX SPORTSOUTH) Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

nessee, 4 p.m. (SEC NETWORK) Louisiana State at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (SEC NETWORK)


(25) Stanford vs. Washington State (late)



(2) Auburn at (3) Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. (WLTX 19) (3) Mississippi at (14) Texas A&M, 9 p.m. (ESPN) (7) Alabama at Arkansas, 6 p.m. (ESPN) (13) Georgia at (23) Missouri, noon (WLTX 19, WNKT-FM 107.5) Louisiana-Monroe at Kentucky, noon (SEC NETWORK) Chattanooga at Ten-

(5) Baylor vs. (9) TCU, 3:30 p.m. (WOLO 25) (8) Michigan State at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) (10) Arizona vs. Southern Cal, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) (11) Oklahoma vs. Texas, noon (WOLO 25) (12) Oregon at (18) UCLA, 3:30 p.m. (WACH 57) (16) Oklahoma State at Kansas, 4 p.m. (FOX SPORTS 1) (19) East Carolina at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)


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tude’s good. Everybody’s excited. The team’s working well together. The car’s responding well. The car ran some good laps in practice and felt real good.” Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 here in May and Keselowski is the defending race winner. Earnhardt won the AllStar race in his 2000 rookie season but has never won a points race at his home track.

They are all in a hole right now because of Kansas, the opening race of the second round. Earnhardt had a tire failure while leading, and Keselowski later also had a tire issue. Johnson just had a bad all-around weekend, was in an early accident, and finished 40th. He also was off in qualifying Thursday at Charlotte, where he’ll start 21st.

BANK OF AMERICA 500 LINEUP The Associated Press After Thursday qualifying; race Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 197.39 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 197.217. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 197.087. 4. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 196.542. 5. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 196.442. 6. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 196.1. 7. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 195.837. 8. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 195.744. 9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 194.953. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 194.861. 11. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 194.328. 12. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 191.598. 13. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 196.485. 14. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 196.464. 15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 196.442. 16. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 196.414. 17. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 196.278. 18. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 196.278. 19. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 196.271. 20. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 196.207. 21. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 196.171.

22. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 196.114. 23. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 195.73. 24. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 195.673. 25. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 195.291. 26. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 195.277. 27. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.665. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 194.273. 29. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 194.112. 30. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 193.736. 31. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.465. 32. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 193.368. 33. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 193.223. 34. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 193.175. 35. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 193.078. 36. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 192.974. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (66) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (33) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (83) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (77) Corey LaJoie, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (32) Blake Koch, Ford, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford.

Keeping Sumter Beautiful By Amanda McNulty, County Extension Agent Anticipation

that Extension agents receive that we can actually help with. In March, we’ll get call after call, visit after visit, about Anticipation! What a delightful Poa annua, or Po’ Anna, annual bluestate of mind waiting for an event to grass. Its early flowers are followed by occur can be. The birth of a child is small white seed heads which are certainly the most exciting (for the parents and grandparents; perhaps not noticeable and obnoxious in the lawns for the siblings). For those youngsters, of the grass purists. Once the weeds reach that degree of maturity, they’re anticipating Halloween is almost really too tough to tackle with a postequal to thinking about Christmas emergent herbicide.b since they don’t have to be good to You can, however, get some relief reap the rewards. from those and other winter weeds if Alas, for Clemson Extension you apply a pre-emergent herbicide Agents, different seasons of the year have us anticipating the same distress- right now. We used to recommend having these chemicals in place by ing calls we’ve had before. Lately, it’s insects. Although fall webworms cause October 1 but with this warmer fall, you are still in the zone. Find one little damage, people are distressed labeled for your turf and for the weeds about those raggedy clumps of silk you want to control. Some formulafilled with caterpillars and frass, the tions will give you protection against polite term for insect poop. Pecan grass and broadleaf annuals. Read the trees are the most common host, although this year hickories and sour- label and follow it to the letter. For best results, make a second application woods have also been on the menu, and occasionally they even nest in and according to the label instructions, consume bald cypress leaves, the only usually eight weeks later. Make certain that if it require irrigation, that you conifer they can digest. don’t just give it a sprinkling but put Unfortunately, you can’t prevent out the measured amount of water them and usually they are up high in that’s required for activation. the trees. If you can find a long cane Anticipate good results! pole, you can tear the nest open and stomp on the little herbivores when Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service the fall to the ground. Otherwise, just offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, look the other way and wait out this political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family yearly event. status and is an equal opportunity employer. There are some anticipated calls XEROX SOLID INK PRINTER

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Spend the weekend slaying zombies with ‘Walking Dead’ BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH How good is “The Affair” (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime, TVMA)? It’s a compelling new drama with a narrative twist, an excellent cast and prestigious pedigree. Every episode of “The Affair” is divided into two versions of the same story — told from a male and female character’s point of view. The pilot begins with Noah’s (Dominic West, “The Wire”) version. He’s a New York City schoolteacher who has just published his first novel. He and his family are embarking on a summer-long vacation at the posh Hamptons house of his wife’s (Maura Tierney, “ER”) aloof and condescending father, also a novelist and rather famous at that. When their young daughter nearly chokes at a local diner, they have an emotional encounter with the waitress, Alison (Ruth Wilson, “Luther”). Noah later meets Alison on the beach, and it is their subsequent adultery that gives the series its name. The second half-hour recalls the story from Alison’s point of view, a very different take indeed. We learn more about her husband (Joshua Jackson, “Dawson’s Creek”) and a tragedy they share. As on “True Detective,” each character’s story is related to police officers questioning them about some crime or incident, as yet unknown. “The Affair” was co-created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. Both worked on HBO’s “In Treatment,” a great, underpraised gem of a series that explored how stories could change from one character to the next. Not unlike “True Detective” and “Fargo,” “In Treatment” ushered in new ensemble players every season. No conversation about TV’s current “golden age” would be complete without mentioning that superior series, which now has a worthy successor in “The Affair.” Some who were put off by the cerebral approach to storytelling on “In Treatment” may find “The Affair” similarly chilly and hard to love. I find its tale of damaged and deceptive characters a perfect companion to Show-

threatens to derail delicate negotiations on “Madam Secretary” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG). • The Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants on “Sunday Night Football” (8:30 p.m., NBC). • Alicia mulls a statewide race on “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14). • Murder on campus on “Inspector Lewis” on “Masterpiece Mystery” (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). • Chalky looks for his daughter in Harlem on “Boardwalk Empire” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA). • Carrie enlists a new local on “Homeland” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA). • Victoria sets a trap on “Revenge” (10 p.m., ABC, TVPG). • The gun model on “Manhattan” (10 p.m., WGN, TV-14).


Andrew Lincoln, left, stars as Rick Grimes and Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” beginning its fifth season at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. time’s “Homeland,” another series where motivations and loyalties are difficult to determine. Having seen only the pilot episode of “The Affair” that was made available for review, I’m more than hooked. • Viewers can watch “The Walking Dead” and nothing but — as many have been doing all week. Repeats of the shocking shuffling corpse drama run continually from noon Saturday until the fifth season premiere (9 p.m. Sunday, AMC, TV-MA), which reveals the motivation of the Terminans. Fans can rehash developments on “Talking Dead” (10 p.m., TV-14). Kevin Smith’s loosely scripted “Comic Book Men” (midnight Sunday, AMC) follows. • “Auction Hunters” (9 p.m. Saturday, Spike, TV-PG) enters its fifth season as Allen Haff and Ton Jones scour the nation for lucrative deals locked behind the steel doors of auctioned-off storage units. This variation on the storage auction genre, itself a grim recession-era blend of “Hoarders” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” is Spike’s longestrunning series.

The fact that Spike’s signature show closely resembles A&E’s “Storage Wars” says something about the network’s difficulty in forging a distinct identity. Ditto its reliance on wrestling programming and “Ink Master,” the umpteenth series set in the world of tattoo parlors. For those keeping score, Spike used to be called The New TNN, and before that it was The National Network, and before that The Nashville Network. Viacom bought the old Nashville Network in the late 1990s and strived to find the network a broader audience. Oddly enough, as Spike meandered through identities, other cable outfits catered to the blue collar/rural audience (A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” etc.) that The Nashville Network used to own. • Jane disapproves of John’s girlfriend on “Mulaney” (9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox, TV-14). In trying so hard to imitate “Seinfeld” and failing so badly, “Mulaney” reminds me of the “Seinfeld” episode when NBC makes a botched, plastic sitcom out of George and Jerry’s script for a show about nothing. The writing and acting on “Mulaney”

don’t even rise to the level of bad parody.

SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS • The St. Louis Cardinals host the San Francisco Giants in game one of the MLB National League Championship Series (7:30 p.m., Fox). • The second race of the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (7:30 p.m., ABC), live from Concord, N.C. • The female warden of a maximum-security prison faces insurrection funded by a wealthy inmate in the 2014 drama “A Warden’s Ransom” (8 p.m., Lifetime, TV-14). • Bill Hader hosts “Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14), featuring musical guest Hozier.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS • Samaire Armstrong and Brendan Penny star in the 2014 romance “Heavenly Match” (7 p.m., UP, TV-G). • Moray defends his management on the “Masterpiece Classic” (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings) presentation of “The Paradise.” • A student’s asylum bid

Proof that age is relevant. Both released in 1994, “Forest Gump” feels 20 years old. “Pulp Fiction” (12:30 a.m. Saturday, VH1) does not.

SATURDAY SERIES Reunions can be murder on “Person of Interest” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) * A scandal derails a case on “The Mysteries of Laura” (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV14) * A case gets personal on “NCIS: New Orleans” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) * “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14) * “48 Hours” (10 p.m., CBS) * A vintage helping of “Saturday Night Live” (10 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14).

SUNDAY SERIES “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS) * Marge opens a sandwich shop on “The Simpsons” (8 P.M., Fox, TV-PG) * Rocky roads on “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Kyra Sedgwick guest-stars on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Too much of a good thing on “Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Bellamy admits his status to Tom on “Resurrection” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Sara and Greg are contaminated at a crime scene on “CSI” (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14). Copyright 2014, United Feature Syndicate

















Middle child’s cries for help go unheeded DEAR ABBY — I’m a teenage girl who is frustrated with my family. I am the middle child, and it seems like my parDear Abby ents prefer my brother ABIGAIL and sister VAN BUREN over me. I am constantly in trouble for things they have done, and my parents are aware that they did. When I try to express my feelings, nobody will listen. Several times I have almost committed suicide or run away. I am lost and I don’t know what to do. Please help me. Nowhere in Indiana


DEAR NOWHERE —When a person cries out in pain and feels she (or he) isn’t heard, it can be doubly painful. But suicide or running away is not the answer. What you need to do is explain to an adult -- an aunt, uncle, school counselor or close family friend — how you are feeling, so that person can intercede on your behalf with your parents, who may not realize what they’re doing and the effect it’s having on you. DEAR ABBY — When I approach someone to hug, is there a correct side to go for? Does a relative or friend have a bearing on your choice, or does it matter if it’s a man or woman or how well you know them? Is the left side as good as the right side? Which side? in Ohio


DEAR WHICH SIDE — Hugging anyone you don’t know well is a mistake because some people have an aversion to intimate contact with strangers. That said, I don’t think it matters a lot which side you “go for” — although I have heard some people bear to the left because that way their hearts are closer together. Personally, I tend to feint to the left because I’m lefthanded — but that’s just me. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order “How to Write Letters for All Occasions,” send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.



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Bid Notices 2. Provide for revisions as required to allow existing manhole to flush out with new concrete. 3. Install masonry screen wall around trash dumpster as shown on plans and elevation. 4. Build and install wooden doors as shown. Contractors may obtain bid documents by contacting the Architect: Jackson & Sims Architects, 7-1/2 South Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, 803-773-4329. Deposit for bid documents will be $50.00 (non-refundable). Electronic documents are available by request at The Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the site. Interested Bidder should enter thru Gate #5 - off of Stadium Road. The Owner will receive bids on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sumter School District Office, Conference Room, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC, 803-469-6900. Sumter County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive minor formalities in the bidding, and to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder if deemed to be in the best interest of the District.


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The following vehicle was abandoned at C & C Recycling, Inc., 491 E. Liberty St. Sumter SC 29150. Described as a 2010 Wacker, VIN # RT820517785. 2010 AMPAC VIN# P33124. 2010 DITCH VIN# 3R0973. Total Due for storage is $375.00 as of July 24, 2014, plus $35.00 per day thereafter. Owner is asked to call 803-773-7702. If not claimed in 30 days, it will be turned over to the Magistrate's Office for public sale.

SUMMONS (Deficiency Judgment Waived) (Mortgage Foreclosure) Non-Jury IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2014-CP-43-1910

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LEGAL NOTICES Bid Notices Sumter School District Invitation For Bids IFB # 14-0019 Sumter School District invites qualified contractors to offer Sealed Bids for a Dumpster Pad at Sumter High School, 2580 McCrays Mill Road, Sumter, South Carolina. The scope of work consists of: 1. Remove all grass, concrete curbing, etc., and install concrete paving as shown on site plan.

NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint in the above-captioned action were filed on September 8, 2014, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina. Crawford & von Keller, LLC. PO Box 4216 1640 St. Julian Place (29204) Columbia, SC 29204 Phone: 803-790-2626 Attorneys for Plaintiff


PLAINTIFF, vs. The Estate of DeLeon Holland; Ericka Holland, as possible Heirs of the Estate of DeLeon Holland, and any other Heirs, and all others claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate known as 822 Club Lane, Sumter, SC 29154, any adults or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any minors or persons under legal disability, being a class designated as Richard Roe, DEFENDANT(S). TO THE NAMED:

Summons & Notice


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YOUR ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem within thirty (30) days after service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff.

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Plaintiff, -vsKaren L. Cole and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for America's Wholesale Lender, Defendant(s) TO THE DEFENDANT(S), Karen L. Cole YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 1640 St. Julian Place, Columbia, South Carolina 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for a judgment by default granting the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDE(S), AND/OR TO PERSON UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY, INCOMPETENTS AND PERSONS CONFINED:



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


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Summons & Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action, together with the Summons, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on August 21, 2014 at 2:40 P.M.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendants by publication thereof in the The Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action.

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

ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading and filing of the Petition of the Plaintiff for the appointment of Kelley Woody, attorney in Columbia, South Carolina, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi for all unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a legal disability, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Attorney at Law, be and she is hereby appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi on behalf of unknown minors or persons under a legal disability, all of whom may have an interest in or claim to have some interest in the real property known as 822 Club Lane, Sumter, SC 29154; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless the said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem for the said Defendants;

Summons & Notice

James C. Campbell Clerk of Court for Sumter County Sumter, South Carolina September 25, 2014 FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Thomas A. Shook P.O. Box 71727 North Charleston, SC 29415 (843) 577-5460 Attorney for Plaintiff




and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint upon the subscribers, at their office, 1703 Laurel Street, Post Office Box 11682, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint in the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on August 26, 2014.

NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND ATTORNEY TO: THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN, NAMES AND ADDRESSES UNKNOWN, INCLUDING ANY THEREOF WHO MAY BE MINORS, IMPRISONED PERSONS, INCOMPETENT PERSONS, UNDER OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE, IF ANY, WHETHER RESIDENTS OR NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN OR COMMITTEE, OR OTHERWISE, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY MAY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Motion for an order appointing Kelley Y. Woody, Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi, for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe or John Doe, defendants herein, names and addresses unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, or under other legal disability, and as Attorney for said parties who may be in the military service, whether residents or non-residents of South Carolina, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said minors or persons under other legal disability, if any, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or either of them, a Guardian ad Litem to represent them for the purposes of this action, the appointment of said Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney shall be made absolute.



$30,800 2012 BUICK REGAL




Summons & Notice


of which are incorporated herein by reference.





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced in this Court upon the Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendants for the foreclosure of that certain Mortgage of Real Estate given by Samuel Jones, Jr. and Lou Ellen Jones, both deceased, to The National Bank of South Carolina, its successors and assigns, dated December 9, 1994, and recorded on December 9, 1994, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina in Book 614 at Page 961 (the "Mortgage"). By Mortgage Assignment (the "Assignment"), The National Bank of South Carolina assigned the Mortgage to the Plaintiff, and the Assignment was recorded December 9, 1994, in Book 614 at Page 969 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina. At the time of the filing of this notice, the premises affected by the said action were situated in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, and are described as follows:

GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC P. O. Box 11682 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 233-0797 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Documents related to this appeals are available for public inspection during regular business hours at City Hall, 29 W. Boyce Street, Manning, SC 29102.

NOTICE OF BOARD OF APPEALS HEARING The City of Manning Board of Appeals will meet on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., City Hall, 29 W. Boyce Street, to hear the following appeal: Request No. E-2014-01 by Onnie Kendall to be allowed a special exception for residential use at 321 S. Church Street, Tax Map#187-03-02-017-00, zoned Office Commercial (OC). Request No. E-2014-02 by Marsha Evans to be allowed a special exception to operate a child daycare

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with improvements thereon located in the City and County of Sumter, State of South Carolina being shown as the northern half of Lot No. 7 on a plat prepared by Ben J. Makela, RLS, dated December 7, 1994 recorded in Plat Book 94 at Page 1566 in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County. Said Lot having the following boundaries and measurements according to the aforementioned plat; to wit: On the Northeast by Lot No. 6 whereon it measures 199.95 feet; On the Southeast by Lot No. 1 and a portion of Lot No. 2 whereon it measures 59.73 feet; on the Southwest by the Southern half of Lot No. 7 whereon it measures 199.97 feet; and on the Northwest by Carolina Avenue whereon it measures 60.25 feet. This being the same property conveyed to Samuel Jones, Jr. and Lou Ellen Jones by deed of William F. Magboo and Julie L. Magboo dated December 9, 1994 and recorded December 9, 1994 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, South Carolina in Volume 614 at Page 956.


15 North Brooks Street, Tax Map# 169-15-06-020-00, zoned Core Commercial (CC).

Public Hearing


For a complete description of the property encumbered by the Mortgage, the undersigned craves reference to the Mortgage, the terms

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October 11, 2014