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Sumter police purchase body cameras Mayor asks community to help town of Nichols JIM HILLEY Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark III told City Council his department has used $304,000 from South Carolina Department of Public Safety to purchase body cameras, storage space and management software to meet the

state’s body camera law passed in the 2015 General Assembly. “We began looking at this two years ago,” Roark said. “We knew by our research that it was a three-pronged issue,” he said. The body cameras are not very expensive, he said, but the storage of the data can be very expensive. It is software to manage the data that is the most important aspect of using body cameras, he said. “Otherwise, you would have a volu-

minous amount of data on a server, and it would be impossible to manage,” he said. After talking with several companies, Roark said the department selected Taser, a company known for making electric stun guns, but that also is in the body-camera industry. He said the department would receive cameras for all the departments officers, eight terabytes of storage, use of cloud space for storage of data beyond eight terabytes, docking stations

and management software. All the equipment and software would be replaced every 30 months, he said. “We are paid up until 2020,” he said. Roark said his department received the largest disbursement of any agency in South Carolina. “The reason we received the largest disbursement is we did an extensive study on data storage and data management, so not only did we ask

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Trial underway in 2004 club shooting BY ADRIENNE SARVIS

such as medical and dental expenses. Eligibility is determined on a case-bycase basis by a FEMA inspector. To be eligible for this assistance, homeowners, renters and business owners must have storm damage and losses that occurred as a result of Hurricane Matthew, according to FEMA. If not for her homeowner’s insurance with United Services Automobile Association, Kim MacLean of 34 Swan Lake Drive would be contacting FEMA for individual assistance. Heavy winds and rain from the hurricane caused a large oak tree to fall onto her roof and through the ceiling in various rooms of her home on Oct. 8. Her insurance adjuster estimated the tree weighed between 85,000 and 95,000 pounds and the home damage at $300,000. MacLean said she will be staying in a temporary furnished rental house for potentially a year while repairs are made.

COLUMBIA (AP) — Residents of Sumter and Lee counties who became unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Matthew may now be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, according to an announcement by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday. A total of 17 counties have been declared eligible to date, according to the state agency. The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program also is available to small business owners and the self-employed, including 1099 contract workers, who lost personal income due to the disaster. According to DEW, workers or business owners meeting the following

The trial for Muttaquin Abdullah, a Columbia man charged with allegedly shooting into a crowd outside of Club Lion Pitt in March 2004, killing one man and injuring another, started on Tuesday at Sumter County Judicial Center. Abdullah, 44, is charged with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill, felon ABDULLAH in possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon during a violent crime for allegedly killing 26-year-old David Way and injuring 21-year-old Marrell McBride. The trial, overseen by Third Circuit Judge D. Craig Brown, began with Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III bringing a witness to the shooting to the stand. Thurston Lane, who planned an event that was held at the club the night of the shooting, said the incident started when the club was about to close when a man was escorted from the building after having a confrontation with a bouncer. The bouncer, Coral Scott, later testified that while he was outside, other people got upset that he made the man leave the club. He said that was when Abdullah came out of the club with a black Hi-Point handgun and started shooting. Scott and Lane identified the defendant as the shooter. Lane said Abdullah fired his weapon seven or nine times into the crowd of people leaving the club and he saw someone fall to the ground.





A home on Hasel Street was hit by a large tree during Hurricane Matthew, knocking several holes in the home’s roof.

Counties join 13 others in eligibility for federal disaster assistance FROM STAFF REPORTS Residents in Sumter and Lee counties can now get financial help from the federal government to repair homes or businesses that were damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Matthew. On Monday night, the Federal Emergency Management Administration approved that homeowners, renters and business owners in Sumter, Lee and 13 additional counties in the state could become eligible for federal aid under its Individual Assistance program. The assistance can take many forms, including grants for temporary housing and home repairs as well as for other serious disaster-related needs

Residents unemployed because of storm may be eligible for benefits

Social Security recipients to get 0.3 percent increase WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds up to a monthly increase of less than $4 a month for an average recipient. The cost-of-living adjustment, announced by the government Tuesday, will affect more than 70 million people




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— about 1 in 5 Americans. For recipients, the average monthly Social Security payment now is $1,238. Unfortunately for some seniors, even the small increase will probably be wiped out by an expected increase in Medicare Part B premiums, which are usually deducted from Social Security payments. By law, rising premiums for most Medicare recipients cannot exceed their Social Security cost-of-living increase. That’s known as the

“hold harmless” provision. However, new enrollees and high-income retirees are not covered by that provision, so they could face higher Medicare premiums, which will be announced later this year. There was no Social Security benefit increase this year, and next year’s will be small because inflation is low, driven in part by cheaper fuel prices. The low inflation rate should help keep some older folks’ bills from rising very rapidly.




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Local independent schools release test scores BY KONSTANTIN VENGEROWSKY Several local South Carolina Independent Schools Association schools have released their test scores for the SAT, ACT and AP. Wilson Hall provided its ACT, SAT and AP scores; Laurence Manning Academy provided its ACT and SAT scores; and Thomas Sumter Academy provided its ACT scores. Laurence Manning Academy does not offer AP courses, as its students take dual-enrollment college credit. Three other SCISA schools that were contacted in Clarendon, Sumter and Lee counties did not provide information on their test scores. SCISA schools are not required to release their data, as they are private entities. The data for each school included seniors who took the tests in the 201516 school year, compared to seniors who took the same tests in the 2014-15 school year. The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The scores in this article are based on the old version of the SAT, which includes a writing section, with a maximum score of 2400.


The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the U.S. The AP Exam is a test that students in Advancement Placement courses take in each subject area at the end of the semester.

SAT (SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST) Wilson Hall saw a slight decrease in its seniors’ SAT test scores in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15. The average test score was 1742, with the writing section included, in 2015-16, compared to 1819 in 2014-15. Sixty seniors took the test in 2015-16, compared to 61 seniors the year before. Wilson Hall’s top 25 percent seniors averaged 2078, with the writing section included, in 2015-16, compared to 2105 in 2014-15. Laurence Manning Academy saw a slight increase in its seniors’ SAT test scores in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15. The average test score was 1620, with the writing section included, in 2015-16, compared to 1600 in 2014-15. Forty-seven seniors took the test in 2015-16, compared to 40 who took the test in 2014-15.

LMA’s top 25 percent seniors scored 1730 in 2015-16, compared to 1700 in 2014-15. No other school provided SAT data.

ACT Wilson Hall saw a slight decrease in its seniors’ ACT test scores in 2015-16, compared to 2014-15. Wilson Hall’s seniors composite score was 24.2, in 2015-16, compared to 25 in 2014-15. Fifty-nine seniors took the test in 2015-16, compared to 52 seniors who took the test the year before. Laurence Manning Academy saw a slight increase in its seniors’ ACT test scores, in 2015-16, compared to 2014-15. LMA’s seniors composite score was 23.2 in 2015-16, compared to 22.6 in 2014-15. Forty-three seniors took the test in 2015-16, compared to 41 seniors who took the test the year before. Thomas Sumter Academy saw a slight decrease in its seniors’ ACT test scores in 2015-16, compared to 2014-15. TSA’s seniors composite score was 23.2 in 2015-16, compared to 23.8 in 2014-15. Twenty-three seniors took the test in 2015-16, compared to 30 seniors who

took the test in 2014-15. At least half of Thomas Sumter Academy’s seniors do not take the ACT because they make high enough scores on the SAT to be accepted to the college of their choice, according to Head of School Debbie Nix.

AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) AP tests are based on advance placement courses offered at each school. The tests are scored on a one to five scale, with a score of three or higher considered passing. Wilson Hall surpassed the national and state averages on the AP exam. The percentage of test-takers, who included junior and seniors, with scores of three or higher was 78.4 percent. That score was compared to 60.3 percent among national AP scores and 58.9 percent in South Carolina. Twenty-four of the school’s students were recognized with honors or a higher designation. One of the students was a National AP Scholar. The National AP Scholar distinction is reserved for those students who pass at least eight exams with an average score of four or higher. The student passed 10 Advanced Placement exams with a 4.6 average score.

Grinding it out Gavin Fox, 6, Jadin Cagon, 6, and Katie Cagon, 9, work together to move the arm that helps grind sugar cane during the Fall Family Day on Saturday at Old McCaskill Farms.


2-mile breast cancer walk set for Saturday A 2-mile breast cancer walk will begin at the First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Participants and guests are asked to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Donations are welcome and proceeds will be given to Palmetto Health Baptist Breast Center Sumter and the First Baptist Health Ministry. For more information, call First Missionary Baptist Church at (803) 775-1462 or Rochelle Windley at (803) 5423990.


Property tax relief law creating problems COLUMBIA — A South Carolina law passed a decade ago as property tax relief has resulted in exorbitant tax bills on small businesses and rental property while short-changing fast-growing school districts, critics told a House study committee Tuesday. Those calling for an overhaul of the 2006 law included business owners, school officials and real estate agents. Only one person testified in support of the law. The law, sold as a tax swap, removed school operating expenses from the tax bills of owner-occupied homes. A penny-on-the-dollar increase in the state sales tax, to 6 cents, was supposed to pay for those cuts. But the additional penny has never generated enough to fully fund the relief, leaving taxpayers to cover the difference through the state budget.

Artist, author Adams to hold book signing BY IVY MOORE Artist, writer and Master Gardener Bobbi Adams will sign copies of her new book, “Gatherings from the Garden: Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Elephant Ear Gallery, 673 Guignard Drive. The book is illustrated with drawings, collages and photographs by the author and from her garden. Bishopville resident Adams is a Clemson University-trained Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and a life member of the Art Students League of New York; she has a master’s degree in art from New York Uni-

versity and has had many solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the State of South Carolina Collection; the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia; and the Municipal Museum in Brescia, Italy. Adams’ writings have been published widely, and her column, The Peripatetic Gardener, appears weekly in the Lee County Observer. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase and signing. The price is $35. For more information, call Elephant Ear Gallery at (803) 773-2268.


Bobbi Adams will meet the public and sign copies of her latest book from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Elephant Ear Gallery.

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Sumter Civic Dance Company goes ‘Beyond Boundaries’ BY IVY MOORE


ontemporary dance is arguably the most interesting and challenging dance

style for the choreographer and the dancers; however, for the nondancer, it’s simply fascinating to watch, especially when talented dancers are bringing a gifted choreographer’s work to life. The Sumter Civic Dance Company will go “Beyond Boundaries” in Thursday’s contemporary dance concert, its 16th since the initial concert in 2000. The program starts at 7 p.m. at Patriot Hall. Beyond Boundaries is an apt title for a contemporary dance concert because by its nature, the form is not bound by the limits of any other. Often, however, it does use elements of its predecessors — classical ballet, which Andrea Freed-Levenson always points out, is the basis for all dance; modern; lyrical; and jazz. All, or elements of all, will be part of Thursday’s concert. The director of the company, as well as the concert, Freed-Levenson said her dancers, who were at first skeptical about the form that arose in the mid-20th century, have embraced contemporary dance. Many proclaim it their favorite style, and they’re getting better every year, she said. They’re not just dancing, however; Freed-Levenson said her dancers are also interested in choreography. The contemporary concert is the one for which Freed-Levenson choreographs several dances but also allows others to do so. She chooses the fall to


The Sumter Civic Dance Company rehearses “Hooray for Our Favorite Son,” from the Broadway musical “Will Rogers Follies.” They will close their Thursday concert with this piece and also perform it at several polling stations on Election Day. recognize some of them with the Young Choreographer’s Award. This year the recipients, all of whom have choreographed a piece, are Brooke Delbocca, Mary Catherine Matthews and Caroline Toburen. Other choreographers for the concert are Erin Levenson Harms, Ashley Chappell, Caro-

line Mack — with her own dance company — and Ruby Hughes. Freed-Levenson said she always asks her dancers if any of them are interested in choreographing a piece. “They show me their idea,” she said. “It has to be doable. The hard part is visualizing it. It has to work; their

dancers have to be able to do it.” The award was created in 2001 solely for the purpose of giving the young choreographers the opportunity and experience not just to choreograph, but also to costume, light and stage a piece using Sumter Civic Dance Company members. This year’s pieces by the young choreographers are “all different,” FreedLevenson said. “The music is different, the dances are different. “It’s a learning experience for dancers as well as choreographers.” In addition, she said, “The dancers and the young choreographers are peers, and the dancers have to respect the choreographer as they would me.” Luckily, that isn’t a problem this year, Freed-Levenson said, and Thursday night’s audience will enjoy a wide variety of performances, beginning with Freed-Levenson’s own lyrical piece, choreographed to Christina Grimmie’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Among the other dances she’s choreographed is one called “If a Cello Could Dance,” with Sumter resident Bailey Elmore playing a Bach piece on cello. The Thomas Sumter Advanced Dance Class will perform to Melissa Ethridge’s “Pulse,” again with choreography by Freed-Levenson. The concert closes with “Hooray for Our Favorite Son,” with choreography and music from the Broadway show “Will Rogers Follies.” It is a patriotic piece added to the concert because of the upcoming election: Freed-Levenson said the company will dance this non-partisan piece at some of the polls on Election Day. The Sumter Civic Dance Company presents “Beyond Boundaries” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Patriot Hall. Tickets are $10. Call (803) 773-2847, or pay at the door.

Erin Levenson Harms, Mary Catherine Matthews and Ruby Hughes of Sumter Civic Dance Company dance to Christina Grimmie’s version of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” a lyrical piece choreographed by company director Andrea Freed-Levenson.

Caroline Toburen rehearses “Crash,” which she choreographed to the music of You Me at Six.

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Extremist group operating underground BADANA, Iraq (AP) — This farming village east of Mosul was turned into a bunker during more than two years of Islamic State rule: A network of tunnels and cramped living quarters betrays an extremist group increasingly forced to operate underground by a punishing air campaign and mounting territorial losses. Wrested from IS control on the first day of the offensive to retake Iraq’s second-largest city, Badana offers a glimpse of the battle ahead. Above ground, walls were shredded by airstrikes and artillery, homes were stained black with soot and the buildings still standing had been looted. Below ground, bags of fresh vegetables lay on the floor of a cooking area and a bowl of eggs sat beside a crude stove, suggesting the fighters managed to maintain supply lines up until days before their defeat. “They spent their lives in these tunnels,” said Tahseen Muhammed Sharif, a 35-year-old Kurdish fighter who said the Kurdish forces who drove the militants out of the village also found ammunition inside the tunnel network, which they seized. “I can’t imagine living like this,” he added, sifting through kitchen refuse beside a pot of chickpeas still sitting on the stove. “There is a definite difference between us and them — their behavior, it’s outside human behavior.” A small unit of Iraqi Kurdish fighters tasked with holding the territory in and around Badana, were camped Tuesday in a field behind a row of armored vehicles on the village’s edge. While free of IS fighters, the area remains littered with dozens of booby-trapped explosives. Kurdish fighters moving along the narrow village roads stuck to paths they had already used and walked in single file. When Iraqi forces reach Mosul, Patrick Martin of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington


A peshmerga fighter on Tuesday looks into an underground tunnel built by Islamic State fighters. The Kurdish forces found the tunnel in the town of Badana that was liberated from the Islamic State a day earlier. The fighters built tunnels under residential areas so they could move without being seen from above to avoid airstrikes. said they should expect to see similar complex defenses like the tunnel networks and booby-trapped explosives in Badana, but on a much greater scale. “They’re making sure that whenever the operation to retake the city commences it will be extremely difficult for the security forces to do so,” Martin said, adding that while there are reports of some IS fighters fleeing Mosul, the group has also displayed a willingness to defend the city by mobilizing car bombs, suicide bombers and building trenches. When IS fighters moved into the territory around Mosul more than two years ago, the group attacked


Jacob Carnall, 27, of 3204 Mayflower Lane, was arrested on Saturday and charged with second degree domestic violence after a physical altercation with a female victim at their shared residence. According to an incident report from Sumter Police Department, Carnall went to the residence to retrieve his things but the woman blocked him from entering. Carnall allegedly pushed the woman out of the way and entered the residence. Carnall told offi-

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A red 1993 Ford F150 valued at $1,300 was reported stolen after the victim, who was trying to sell the vehicle, allowed the subject to show the truck to other interested parties. DAMAGED PROPERTY Approximately $8,000 in damage was caused to a Duke Energy utility pole when it was hit during a vehicle collision about 2:50 a.m. Sunday. According to an incident report from Sumter Police Department, officers arrived on scene to find an unoccupied gold 2005 Ford 4500 with front end damage. Witnesses said the driver fled the

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FEMA FROM PAGE A1 Individuals who may qualify for FEMA assistance are encouraged to register with FEMA as soon as possible. People can register with FEMA online at or by calling (800) 621-3362. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call (800) 621-3362. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing should call (800) 462-7585 (TTY). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The other 13 counties approved for Individual Assistance on Monday night were Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper and Williamsburg. On Saturday, two S.C. counties — Marion and Orangeburg — were designated for Individual Assistance. The news of individual disaster relief for Sumter and Lee residents comes at the same

TRIAL FROM PAGE A1 Lane and Scott said they did not see nor hear anyone threaten Abdullah before he started shooting, but Scott testified that he thinks Abdullah came outside with the gun to protect him and not to intentionally kill anyone. After the shooting, Lane said he followed Abdullah back into the club and saw him enter the restroom. Lt. Jim Atkinson, who responded to the scene for Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, testified that he noticed a broken

time that Sumter and Lee counties were also approved for Public Assistance by FEMA. This aid will help local governments, state agencies and certain private nonprofits in the two counties repair and recover from Hurricane Matthew through a reimbursement grant program. Public Assistance covers as much as 75 percent of FEMAapproved costs for debris removal and emergency services from the storm as long as a 25 percent match is provided by the state and/or local governments, whereas eligible private nonprofit groups are responsible for the full 25 percent. Last year with the historic flooding, the state Legislature covered the complete 25 percent match for all affected counties. State Rep. Murrell Smith, RSumter, a member of the state House Ways and Means Committee, said Tuesday it was too premature to discuss whether a full state match would be provided with this natural disaster.

toilet in the restroom and a hole in the ceiling. He said he saw what looked like the handle of a gun when he looked inside the hole. Abdullah, representing himself, asked if investigators were able to determine how long the hole had existed in the ceiling. Atkinson said he inferred that the hole was made just before he arrived because the floor was wet from the broken toilet and the plaster that had fallen from the ceiling was dry. He said he also noticed that Abdullah’s clothes were wet during a search before he was arrested. Lane and Scott said there


“As a state, we are still doing damage assessment of counties,” Smith said. “It’s a very fluid process at this point, and we don’t have complete dollar amounts.” In addition to Sumter and Lee counties, four other S.C. counties — Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell and Hampton — were approved for FEMA Public Assistance on Monday. The six counties were added to a list of 13 counties initially declared to receive FEMA Public Assistance on Oct. 10. Those counties include Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg. Also on Tuesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration added Sumter and Lee counties to be eligible for its Disaster Assistance program. Businesses and private nonprofits may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster affected, damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets through the program.

were other people discharging firearms in the parking lot but they were aiming into the sky and not at other people. Lane said it was typical for some of the club patrons to fire weapons into the air before leaving the venue to show who has the biggest gun. Abdullah asked both witnesses if it were possible that one of the patrons could have fired a weapon into the crowd and both replied that it was possible. Vello Paavel, an examiner in South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s firearm department, said it was determined

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that the seven bullet casings that were recovered from the scene were fired by the Hi-Point pistol that was hidden in the bathroom ceiling at the club.

Capt. Jamie Turner, with the sheriff’s office, said no gun powder residue was found on Abdullah, McBride or Way. The trial continues today.

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Candidates hone arguments WASHINGTON (AP) — It was barely three weeks ago that Donald Trump opened the first presidential debate by asking, with faux deference, if it was OK to refer to his opponent as “Secretary Clinton.” By Round 2 he was back to calling Hillary Clinton “the devil.” Since then, the Republican candidate’s scorched-earth campaign tactics have left all sides wondering just how low things will go in the third and

final presidential debate, coming up tonight. For her part, Clinton steps up as a flood of hacked emails provides an unprecedented real-time look into the machinations of a presidential campaign — hers. In the disclosed material, Clinton is shown taking positions in paid, private speeches at odds with some of her public pronouncements. And she is revealed as resistant to advice by aides to apol-

ogize for her email practices and clear the air. That’s all fodder for the debate. Trump, never known for self-censorship, has pronounced himself “unshackled” at last in the final weeks of the campaign. That has people wondering what Trump possibly has left to unleash. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News will have new information about both candidates to delve into during this debate.

it has in past years, so CDBG recipients may not get the assistance they have been getting. City Manager Deron McCormick told council the county’s addition to Federal Emergency Management Agency declared disaster area will allow the county to be reimbursed for emergency protective measures and debris removal. He said the city would continue its own debris removal routes but a contractor would pick up debris from the storm only.

Also during the meeting, McElveen pledged Sumter’s support to Nichols, a rural Marion County town of less than 400 residents, which is experiencing a devastating flood in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. “We’re thankful that Sumter was spared the worst of Matthew, so we must humbly show our gratefulness by supporting another community that wasn’t as fortunate,” McElveen said. McElveen asked Sumter residents to donate items that are most needed as Nichols begins its recovery. Tools for construction repair such as

CITY FROM PAGE A1 for the cameras we asked for the operating system and the storage.” The Council also had a public hearing on Community Development Block Grant funding. Several local organizations, including the YMCA, the Wateree Aids Task Force and Sumter United Ministries asked for continued funding, while several residents said they hoped it could be used for litter control and public education. Mayor Joe McElveen said the city received less funding than

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gloves, goggles, hammers and crowbars, cleaning and storage supplies, personal care supplies, bottled water, gift cards and more are needed, McElveen said. Items can be dropped off at

the Alice Drive Fire Station, 225 Alice Drive, beginning at 10 a.m. each day through Friday, he said, and members of the Sumter police and fire departments will then deliver local donations to Nichols.




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Heading into last debate, Trump could still win


ASHINGTON — As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest. And this, my fellow sufferers, could bode better for Donald Trump. Lest you suddenly seek the highest perch from which to hurl yourself, this is strictly my personal unscientific prediction, based on instinct, experience and conversations with hundreds of voters across the country. This isn’t to say Trump will win, but it might give pause to those insisting the election is rigged. By most accounts, the election is all but over. Poll after poll shows Hillary Clinton winning. The Upshot, a New York Times polling site, puts Clinton’s chance of winning at 92 percent, leaving Trump at just 8 percent. At this stage, according to the site, the chance of Clinton losing is “about the same as the probability that an NFL kicker misses a 31-yard field goal.” The Upshot’s figures are reached through a complex melding of ratings from many polling groups and provides side-by-side comparisons of other forecasts that use different methodologies. Among them, for example, FiveThirtyEight uses statistical models; the Cook Report relies on expert opinion and reporting; and Pre-

COMMENTARY dictWise uses data from betting markets. The Upshot is worth checking out, if only to feel statistically significant. Or, perhaps to feel there’s no reason to vote. If the statistiKathleen cians, prognosticaParker tors and risk takers seem to have already figured it all out, why bother? Then again, models only work if people behave as they tend to and — crucially — if they tell truth when polled, give or take a hedge here and there. In a campaign season featuring daily tallies on which candidate is the biggest liar, why would everyday Americans feel any compunction about offering non-truths? More likely, voters may feel embarrassed by what they really believe. For the record, Trump wins at liar’s dice — by a long shot, according to PolitiFact. At last count, Clinton has told the truth 24 percent of the time, compared with Trump at 4 percent. Clinton’s statements have been “mostly true” 27 percent of the time compared with Trump’s 11 percent. In the “pantson-fire” category, meaning not just false but a bald-faced lie, Clinton scores 2 percent to Trump’s 17 percent. At

least he’s winning at something. None of the above means anything to Trump’s true believers, who, apparently, can’t be lied to often enough. Similarly, Clinton fans can perfume any scent of corruption, including recent revelations about questionable relationships among the State Department, the FBI, Clinton charities and the Democratic nominee’s war chest. Just days before a debate that has people buying Purell by the gallon, The Washington Post learned that a top State Department official tried to pressure the FBI into lowering the classification on one of Clinton’s emails. Although Clinton had left State by the time this happened, there can be little question that this was attempted to benefit the former secretary. At the same time, USA Today revealed Tuesday that at least a dozen companies that lobbied the Clinton State Department also gave up to $16 million to Clinton charities. At least four of the lobbyists employed by these companies have also raised at least $100,000 each for Clinton’s White House bid. The latter apparently is legal, while the former is still being investigated. But like Trump’s legal, if often shady, dealings, some of Clinton’s associations and loyalist interventions carry

an odoriferous whiff. These sorts of high-level maneuverings are, besides, the provenance only of the wealthy and powerful — and would at any other time in modern history leave most Americans cold. For now, “most” may be merely “many,” but these voters, assuming they vote, could create havoc in the corridors of commentary. They are people who deeply dislike both candidates equally, which is not the same as being an “undecided.” Undecideds are still waiting for some magical spark that will guide them to the Truth. “Dislikers” have formed their opinions but, given their obviously good character, could suffer a rush of conscience at the last moment, thinking: To not vote is to cede power to the extremists. The Dislikers and the Undecideds together form the Unknowables — this election’s monstrous, unquantifiable X factor. Most of them, I predict, will fall for Trump — not because he’s the better candidate but because more than two-thirds of Americans think the country is galloping in the wrong direction, the usual remedy for which is to switch horses. In other words, it’s a pretty good guess — and even NFL great Adam Vinatieri has missed a 31-yard field goal. Kathleen Parker’s email address is © 2016, Washington Post Writers Group.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR FELLOW EDUCATOR SAYS CORLEY THE RIGHT CHOICE Steve Corley is a candidate for City Council, Ward Four. I believe he is the right person for the position. An important and long term job of an effective city council member is to build relationships. For 33 years at Sumter High School, I saw first hand Steve’s ability and desire to build bridges between people. He has lived a life of service in Sumter. Steve’s life work has been guiding and teaching our community’s youth, instilling in them a knowledge of American history and showing them what good citizenship looks like. He brings an understanding and respect for the democratic process to the table. The residents of Ward Four can count on Steve to listen and learn from them. The citizens of Sumter will find him down in the trenches, working harder than anyone to insure the success of our community. He is a team player with strong leadership skills who demonstrates creativity and flexibility in finding solutions to challenges. Steve’s roots go deep in Ward Four as he and his wife, Ginny, have made downtown Sumter their home for over thirty years. He is committed to our community. Electing Steve to Sumter City Council will further strengthen Sumter’s future. I know that is a bold statement but it is the truth. For these reasons, I urge the residents of Ward Four to vote for Steve Corley. SUSAN HILTON Sumter

‘Creative destruction’ breaks down barriers to entry


f a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to protect the public? The prospective taxicab owner should show that he is honest and can operate a vehicle safely. His vehicle should pass a safety inspection, and he should have a liability insurance policy. Some cities require the purchase of an existing license, sometimes called a medallion. A medallion has cost as much as over $1 million, as in the case of New York City, and the cost has reached $700,000 in Boston and $360,000 in Chicago. There is no public protection interest served by forcing a person to go into debt to purchase a taxi medallion, but doing so does serve an interest. Before we talk about that, let’s look at some good news for prospective taxi owners. The Arlington, Virginia-based Institute for Justice is a nonprofit libertarian public interest law firm that has been on the forefront in the fight for economic liberty for 2½ decades. During that time period, it has piled up numerous victories. The most recent is its Oct. 7 win in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued two groundbreaking decisions

COMMENTARY that will help cities to sweep aside protectionist transportation regulations in order to make way for new entrepreneurs. The first case originated in Milwaukee, where Joe Sanfelippo Walter Cabs, the city’s largWilliams est taxicab operator in the city, filed suit claiming that the city had violated both the U.S. Constitution and Wisconsin state law when it lifted a longstanding cap on the number of taxicabs it would allow to operate. Of course, Joe Sanfelippo Cabs wanted to keep the number of taxis limited so as to maintain monopoly power and gain monopoly wealth. The second case originated in Chicago, where incumbent taxicab operators sued the city for permitting ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate. The plaintiffs charged that because city officials did not go out and arrest Uber and Lyft drivers, taxicab owners’ rights under federal and

state law were violated. Writing for the court in the case that challenged Milwaukee’s removal of a cap on the number of taxicab medallions, Judge Richard Posner wrote: “The plaintiffs’ contention that the increased number of permits has taken property away from the plaintiffs without compensation, in violation of the constitutional protection of property, borders on the absurd. Property can take a variety of forms, some of them intangible, such as patents. But a taxi permit confers only a right to operate a taxicab (a right which, in Milwaukee, may be sold). It does not create a right to be an oligopolist, and thus confers no right to exclude others from operating taxis.” In the Chicago case, Judge Posner, who is very knowledgeable about economics, applied the great economist Joseph Schumpeter’s notion of “creative destruction.” He explained that Uber, Lyft and other companies that are wreaking destruction on the old taxi cartel are examples of companies engaging in a natural part of free market behavior. Posner wrote: “When

new technologies, or new business methods, appear, a common result is the decline or even disappearance of the old. Were the old deemed to have a constitutional right to preclude the entry of the new into the markets of the old, economic progress might grind to a halt. Instead of taxis we might have horse and buggies; instead of the telephone, the telegraph; instead of computers, slide rules. Obsolescence would equal entitlement.” Some city officials gain from taxi monopolies. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s against more taxis because of traffic congestion. However, it could be because New York’s taxi industry contributed more than $550,000 for de Blasio’s mayoral campaign. And whose side do you think black politicians and civil rights organizations are on, the side of incumbent taxi owners and taxi unions or the side of prospective taxi owners who have the physical means to get into the taxi business but not hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a medallion? Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. © 2016

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SUPPORT GROUPS ence. Call (843) 661-3746. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: Amputee AA — Monday-Friday, noon Oct. 19, Support Groups: 2016 Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Carand 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 olinas Rehabilitation Hospital, p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 121 E. Cedar St., Florence. Call 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775(843) 661-3746. 1852. EFMP Parent Exchange Group — AA Women’s Meeting — Last Tuesday, 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren Airman and Family Readiness St. (803) 775-1852. Center. Support to service AA Spanish Speaking — Sunmembers who have a dependays, 4:30 p.m., 1 Warren St. dent with a disability or ill(803) 775-1852. ness. Call Dorcus at (803) 895AA “How it Works” Group — 1252/1253 or Sue at (803) 847Mondays and Fridays, 8 p.m., 2377. 1154 Ronda St. Call (803) 4945180. WEDNESDAY MEETINGS: 441 AA Support Group — MonSickle Cell Support Group — Last days, Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 8:30 p.m., Hair Force, 2090-D South Sumter Resource CenS.C. 441. ter, 337 Manning Ave. Call (803) 774-6181. AA Summerton Group — Wednesday, 8 p.m., town hall. Divorce Care — Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Bethel Baptist Manning Al-Anon Family Group Church, 2401 Bethel Church — Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., BeRoad. Call (803) 481-2160. havioral Health Building, 14 Church St., Manning. Call (803) Grief Share — Wednesdays, 435-8085. 6:30 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 2401 Bethel Church C/A “Drop the Rock” Group — Road. Call (803) 481-2160. Thursdays, 9:30 p.m., 1154 Ronda St. Call (803) 607-4543.


MONDAY MEETINGS: Sumter Vitiligo Support Group — Second Monday, 5:45-6:45 p.m., North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St. Call (803) 316-6763. Find the group on Facebook.

TUESDAY MEETINGS: Sumter Connective Tissue Support Group — First Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November, 7 p.m., 180 Tiller Circle. Call (803) 773-0869. Mothers of Angels (for mothers who have lost a child) — First Tuesday at noon and third Tuesday at 6 p.m., Wise Drive Baptist Church. Call (803) 4696059, (803) 979-4498, (803) 4694506 or (803) 938-8544. Sumter Combat Veterans Group Peer to Peer — Tuesdays, 11 a.m., South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. Veterans helping veterans with PTSD, coping skills, claims and benefits. Parkinson’s Support Group — Second Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital, 121 E. Cedar St., Florence. Call (843) 661-3746. Sumter Amputee Support Group — Second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Sumter Prosthetics & Orthotics, 259 Broad St. Call (803) 883-4356. Sumter Chapter Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) — Third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., Birnie HOPE Center, 210 S. Purdy St. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to murder in a violent way. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — Third Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital, 121 E. Cedar St., Flor-

TOPS S.C. No. 236 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — Thursdays, 9 a.m., Spectrum Senior Center,1989 Durant Lane. Call Diane at (803) 775-3926 or Nancy at (803) 469-4789. Alzheimer’s Support Group through S.C. Alzheimer’s Association — First Thursday, 6-8 p.m., National Health Care, 1018 N. Guignard Drive. Call (803) 9057720 or the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 636-3346. Journey of Hope (for family members of the mentally ill), Journey to Recovery (for the mentally ill) and Survivors of Suicide Support Group — Each group meets every first Thursday, 7 p.m., St. John United Methodist Church, 136 Poinsett Drive. Call (803) 905-5620. Alzheimer’s Support Group, sponsored by Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice — Last Thursday each month, 10-11:30 a.m., Home Health Services, 500 Pinewood Road, Suite 2. Call (803) 773-4663.



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not what you feel. Take part in a physical activity to help ease your stress. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Too much of anything will end up holding you back. Streamline what you want to do and you will accomplish far more than you have in the past. Your dedication and discipline will get others to take notice. Love is in the stars. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep secrets until you feel the time is right to divulge your plans. Examine every aspect of a deal or contract before you sign. Someone you work with will make a change that could influence your position. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dig deep and you’ll become privy to private information that will help you get ahead. Spend some time on the personal improvements that will help you do your job better as well as make you look more professional.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Question any information you receive and go straight to the CANCER (June 21-July 22): Channel source for verification. Someone your energy into something that might be trying to make you look will bring you good returns. An bad. A sudden turn of events will exhausting argument will be a leave you in a precarious position if waste of time and could end up you aren’t prepared. setting you back. Offer unique AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll solutions and you’ll end up in a be difficult to stop once you set position of leadership. your sights on what you want to LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make the achieve. A financial gain looks personal changes that will make promising and is likely to come you feel good. Raise the bar and from an unexpected source. Make a challenge yourself mentally. A stylistic change and you’ll receive personal relationship with compliments. Romance is someone special looks enticing. highlighted. Romance will brighten your day and lead to positive plans, PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): commitment and promises. Discipline will be required if you plan to turn your desires into a VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An reality. You’ve got what it takes, so emotional incident will leave you don’t let anyone tell you that you questioning what you should do can’t reach your goals. Where there next. It’s best to listen and make is a will, there is a way. changes based on what you see,

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Lee, Davis, Gamble, Jordan give LMA sweep of top honors BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS Friday marked a huge victory for the Laurence Manning Academy football team in more ways than one. With their 28-8 win over Pinewood Prep, the Swampcats not only jumped up to fourth place in the SCISA 3A standings but kept pace in the running for a top overall seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. LMA got major contributions across the board -- so much so

that the ‘Cats swept The Sumter Item’s Player of the Week honors as Taylor Lee, Maleke Davis, Cale Gamble and Jake Jordan were all selected. The quartet will be honored on Friday at the Sumter Touchdown Club’s weekly breakfast meeting at Swan Lake Visitors Center, located inside the gates of Swan Lake-Iris Gardens on Liberty Street beginning at 7:15 a.m. The guest speaker will be Sumterite Ben Burress, a football operations assistant with the National Football League’s Carolina Pan-

thers. Lee earned the nod as Offensive Player of the Week after hauling in nine catches for 154 yards and a touchdown against Pinewood. “That was our gameplan,” Lee said of the Swampcats’ passing attack, which has been utilized more and more as the season has gone on, he added. “We’ve been throwing the ball more each week, regardless of who we were playing. With the running game we have, that really opens thing












Sweep success


Wilson Hall No. 1 singles player Zan Beasley returns a shot to Cardinal Newman’s Mary Kathryn Gillespie on Tuesday at Palmetto Tennis Center during her 7-5, 6-2 victory in the Lady Barons’ 6-0 win in the opening round of the SCISA 3A state tournament.

Lady Barons roll past Cardinal Newman for 3rd straight time to set up semifinal showdown


Changing QB? USC’s Muschamp not saying BY PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA — Change could be coming to South Carolina’s last-place FBS offense. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp vowed after the 28-14 loss to Georgia on Oct. 9 that all BENTLEY positions were open and everything would be re-evaluated. With South Carolina (2-4) looking for a second-half run starting Saturday against Massachusetts (1-6), Muschamp may consider starting true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley for the first time. “I know, but I can’t tell you,” said South Carolina defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, with a smile. The truth is, no one’s sure because Muschamp’s not saying — and danced around the subject once more Tuesday. “Who says we’re making a change? We’ll see Saturday,” Muschamp said. Bentley had joined the season’s two previous starters in senior Perry Orth and freshman Brandon McIlwain in sharing first-team reps during preparations

for the Minutemen. If Bentley plays, he’d be the second freshman to open a game at quarterback this season after Brandon McIlwain, who enrolled in January, went through spring drills and started three games. McIlwain has struggled at times in the passing game, completing just over half of his throws as the Gamecocks have sunk to last among 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams with 14 points a game. Orth, who has made 11 starts the past two seasons, has been the better passer this fall, but not enough to move South Carolina, 126th nationally in total offense. Freshman tailback A.J. Turner said he’s not sure what will happen Saturday. “I’m just really putting my faith in the coaches that they’re going to put us in the best position, put the best players out there to win,” he said. “I’m just doing what I’m supposed to be doing in practice. Who’s ever in, they’re in and I just run with it.” Bentley, who turns 19 next month, is the son of South Carolina running backs coach Bobby Bentley and younger brother of




Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians

Debby Williams admits she was a little nervous heading into Tuesday’s SCISA 3A state tournament match against Cardinal Newman. “Whenever you beat a team twice, you never know how much they’ve improved over the season,” the Wilson Hall girls tennis coach said. “But at the same time I felt like we improved as well.” Any rust from all the weather delays in the second half of the season didn’t show at Palmetto Tennis Center as the Lady Barons kept their perfect record intact by sweeping the Cardinals for the third straight time -- 6-0. The victory bumps WH’s overall mark to 13-0 as it now prepares for a semifinal matchup on Friday at PTC against Ashley Hall, last year’s state runner-up, at 2:30 p.m. “I know their No. 1 singles player (Emma Navarro) is a tournament player, so she’s going to be a lot to handle,” Williams said. “I don’t know much about them down the line, but they beat (defending state champion) Porter-Gaud 5-4 in their last regular-season match. So we’re just going to have to practice and see.” Unfamiliarity wasn’t an

TORONTO — Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season. Now they have a chance to really make things interesting in this AL Championship Series. Donaldson backed up his fiery pep talk to teammates before the game, hitting a home run and turning in a timely diving stop Tuesday to help the Blue Jays avert a sweep with a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Indians still lead the matchup 3-1, but with a couple of big hits and a strong outing by Aaron Sanchez, Toronto handed them their first loss of this postseason. “I’m not going to give too much away of what I had to say, but just more so getting everybody’s attention and focus and understanding,” Donaldson said. “I mean, everybody knew coming into today how important today was. But at the same time I just wanted to kind of reiterate that and let the boys know that I was

BY NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer


Wilson Hall No. 2 singles player Sallie Spencer returns a shot to Cardinal Newman’s Kathryn Genasi on Tuesday at Palmetto Tennis Center during her 6-3, 6-2 victory in the Lady Barons’ 6-0 win in the opening round of the SCISA 3A state tournament. issue on Tuesday against CN. The Lady Barons had earned a pair of 9-0 sweeps during the regular season and wasted little time in turning the Cards away again. Carly Allred didn’t drop a game at No. 6 singles, topping

Madeline Fallaw 6-0, 6-0. Shelby Guldan and Emily Anne Beasley were equally as impressive in their matches -- a 6-1, 6-0 victory by Guldan over Eileen Winslow and a 6-0, 6-1



Toronto’s Josh Donaldson, right, watches his home run during the Blue Jays’ 5-1 win over Cleveland in Toronto.

coming to play today.” Cleveland will try again Wednesday to win to earn its first World Series trip since 1997, but the big concern for the Indians coming into the series — an injuryriddled rotation — still lingers. In Game 5, Cleveland will start Ryan Merritt, who has pitched just 11 innings in the majors, against Marco Estrada. It was an emotional day all around at Rogers Centre, where the home crowd had fallen silent watching







Silver: NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte in 2019 ‘a priority’ BY STEVE REED The Associated Press CHARLOTTE — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that returning the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019 is “a high priority,” provided there’s a resolution to a North Carolina law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. The NBA recently decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans because it didn’t believe it could successfully host the All-Star Game and related events in Charlotte under the climate created by the law known as House Bill 2. Los Angeles hosts the game in 2018. Silver spoke following a ceremony in Charlotte in which Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the first of three refurbished neighborhood basketball courts. “We were in an unfortunate position that we were moving the game, so for me it is a high priority given the investments in the arena, given the investments in the team that Michael and his ownership group has made, and the city and state have made in the Hornets,” Silver said. Several concerts and sporting events have been relocated from North Carolina because of HB2.


Charlotte owner Michael Jordan, center, with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, right, attend the dedication of the basketball courts by the Hornets and the NBA at Latta Park on Tuesday in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte. Jordan was not made available for interviews. In a statement to the Charlotte Observer in April, Jordan said the Hornets “are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment.” The law excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide antidiscrimination protections. It also requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. Silver was reluctant to

talk about what he wants to see changed with the HB2 law, but he did say he thinks it is a misnomer to call it the “bathroom bill,” as some have dubbed it. “The issues that we are primarily focused on are those of acceptance and inclusiveness — and the bill goes far beyond directing what bathrooms people should use,” Silver said. “From that standpoint, it has been misrepresented. Ultimately for us, it’s about creating the right environment, specifically for a celebratory event like our AllStar team.”


Hornet trolls Cubs with Bartman jersey CHICAGO — Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky has done his best to bring some bad luck to the Chicago Cubs as they look to continue their playoff run. Kaminsky showed up for Monday night’s NBA preseason matchup with the Bulls in Chicago wearing a Steve Bartman Cubs jersey. The Cubs had a 3-0 lead over the Marlins and were five outs from making their first World Series since 1945 in the 2003 National League Championship Series when Bartman deflected a foul ball that appeared destined to land in left fielder Moises Alou’s glove. The Cubs went on to lose the game and the series. Kaminsky grew up in suburban Chicago and is a fan of the Cubs’ crosstown-rival Chicago White Sox.

MIAMI AWAITS END OF NCAA PROBATION CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For the University of Miami, probation is ending. Miami’s three-year NCAA

probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday. It satisfies one of the most damning sanctions the Hurricanes were issued, though some aftereffects — scholarship reductions in football and men’s basketball, most notably — will remain felt for a few more months. What Miami does next is largely of its own accord. The Hurricanes self-imposed a number of additional stipulations to go along with the NCAA sanctions , including banning athletes from accepting invitations from boosters for occasional home-cooked meals — something that’s typically permissible.

injury-riddled backfield. The Packers gave up a conditional draft pick Tuesday for Davis, who has already started practicing with his new team. The Packers needed help at running back with Eddie Lacy nursing a bothersome ankle and James Starks undergoing knee surgery. Lacy was their only active running back against Dallas on Sunday, when he rushed for 65 yards on 17 carries in a 30-16 loss.


CHARLOTTE — NASCAR will resurrect its series in Mexico behind new title sponsor PEAK, an automotive products company seeking to boost its profile. The rebranded NASCAR CHIEFS SHIP RB DAVIS TO PEAK Mexico Series will PACKERS FOR DRAFT PICK mark its return with an exKANSAS CITY, Mo. — hibition race in Mexico City The Kansas City Chiefs trad- in December. The series ed backup running back plans to run a full champiKnile Davis to the Green onship schedule next year. Bay Packers, who desperately need to add depth to their From wire reports



6 a.m. – Professional Tennis: WTA Luxembourg, WTA Moscow and ATP Stockholm Matches (TENNIS). 11 a.m. – Women’s Professional Golf: Ladies European Tour Xiamen International Ladies Open Final Round (GOLF). 11 a.m. – Professional Tennis: WTA Luxembourg, WTA Moscow and ATP Stockholm Matches (TENNIS). 2:30 p.m. – International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Match – Basel vs. Paris Saint-Germain (ESPN2). 2:30 p.m. – International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Match – Manchester City vs. Barcelona (FOX SPORTS 1). 2:30 p.m. – International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Match – Ludogoretz Razgrad vs. Arsenal (FOX SPORTS 2). 2:30 p.m. – International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Match – PSV Eindhoven vs. Bayern Munich (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 4 p.m. – Major League Baseball: American League Championship Series Game Five – Cleveland at Toronto (If Necessary) (TBS). 6:05 p.m. – Talk Show: Sports Talk (WPUB-FM 102.7, WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. – Women’s College Volleyball: Baylor at Iowa State (ESPNU). 7 p.m. – Women’s College Volleyball: Florida State at Miami (FOX SPORTSOUTH). 7:30 p.m. – NBA Preseason Basketball: New York at Boston (ESPN). 7:55 p.m. – International Soccer: Mexican League Match – Queretaro vs. Cruz Azul (UNIVISION). 8 p.m. – Major League Baseball: National League Championship Series Game Four – Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers (FOX SPORTS 1). 8 p.m. – Women’s College Volleyball: Texas Christian at Texas (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST). 8 p.m. – NHL Hockey: Detroit at New York Rangers (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 8 p.m. – Women’s College Volleyball: Louisiana State at Missouri (SEC NETWORK). 9 p.m. – Women’s International Soccer: Switzerland vs. United States from Salt Lake City (ESPN2). 9 p.m. – Women’s College Volleyball: Auburn at Mississippi (ESPNU). 9:55 p.m. – International Soccer: Mexican League Match – Alebrijes de Oaxaca vs. Guadalajara (UNIVISION). 10 p.m. – NBA Preseason Basketball: Golden State vs. Los Angeles Lakers from San Diego (ESPN). 10:30 p.m. – PGA Golf: CIMB Classic First Round from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GOLF). 2:30 a.m. – LPGA Golf: Blue Bay LPGA First Round from Hainan Island, China (GOLF).


up down the field for us. “I just try to run my routes the best I can and get open.” Lee got himself open early for a TD strike from quarterback Braydon Osteen to give LMA the early lead against the Panthers. “It was just a straight fade route,” Lee said. “Braydon threw it up and I had to go get it. It was big to get the lead like that, and that 2-point conversion was huge.” The conversion in question also helped teammate Jordan earn Special Teams Player of the Week. He wound up throwing a pass to tight end Seth Green on a fake PAT attempt that gave the ‘Cats an 8-0 lead. “We decided the first touchdown we scored, we were going to go for two,” Jordan said. “When we scouted them, we noticed they didn’t have anyone back covering on special teams. So we decided to move our tight

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Boston 120, Brooklyn 99 Detroit 102, Milwaukee 78 Charlotte 108, Chicago 104 Utah 104, L.A. Clippers 78


Washington at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.


New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m.


Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m.


Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS By The Associated Press


GP W Florida 2 2 Tampa Bay 2 2 Boston 3 2 Ottawa 3 2 Toronto 2 1 Montreal 2 1 Buffalo 2 1 Detroit 3 1 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W Pittsburgh 3 2 N.Y. Rangers 3 2 Washington 2 1 Philadelphia 2 1 Carolina 2 0 N.Y. Islanders 3 1 New Jersey 2 0 Columbus 2 0

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST Dallas Washington Philadelphia N.Y. Giants SOUTH Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina NORTH Minnesota Green Bay Detroit Chicago WEST Seattle Los Angeles Arizona San Francisco

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right.” He was also perfect on shotgun snaps with no miscues in 77 plays. “That is something I pride myself in,” Gamble said. “You can’t have a good game without doing your job and doing it correctly. You’ve got to take pride in your position and do what you’re coached to do. “You’ve got to do your job so that everyone around you can build off of that.” Davis performed his job at linebacker especially well on Friday -- and his job was to blitz. “My coaches and I decided that this week I was just going to blitz a lot and try to disrupt the backfield,” Davis said. “So I just came off the edge hard and tried to make good tackles.” He finished with 15 on the night, including five tackles for loss. He also caused two fumbles and managed to recover one. “I was able to get to the running back a few times before the quarterback was able to hand the ball off,” Davis said. “Big highlight for me.”

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Chicago at Green Bay, 8:25 p.m.

end to the line and send him on an out route. “It worked. They all rushed and he was open. That was the first time we ever ran that play. I enjoyed it.” Jordan was also the holder on two other extra-point/ field goal attempts and registered eight tackles on defense. Gamble was another player who shined on both sides of the ball for Laurence Manning. He recorded four tackles on defense, including two for a loss, but made his biggest mark along the Swampcats’ offensive line. At center, he graded out at 92 percent with three knockdown blocks and helped pave the way for a stellar game from the LMA run game to earn Offensive Lineman of the Week. “(All of us on the offensive line) went into the game wanting to by physical,” Gamble said. “We wanted to play as a unit and make each other better and I think we accomplished that Friday night. I wouldn’t have been as good as I was without the guys to my left and to my

Portland Minnesota Utah Denver Oklahoma City PACIFIC DIVISION

N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles, 9:30 a.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, Carolina


Houston at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

NBA PRESEASON By The Associated Press

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION Boston New York Toronto Brooklyn Philadelphia SOUTHEAST DIVISION Atlanta Miami Washington Charlotte Orlando CENTRAL DIVISION Indiana Detroit Chicago Milwaukee Cleveland

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Colorado 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT N.Y. Rangers 7, San Jose 4 Detroit 5, Ottawa 1 Boston 4, Winnipeg 1


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


Toronto at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m.


New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Carolina at Calgary, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Arizona at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS By The Associated Press


American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Chip Hale third base coach, Jeff Collins assistant athletic trainer and Josh Cuffe strength and conditioning coach.


National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS — Re-signed F Cleanthony Early.


National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS— Placed DB Jordan Poyer on injured reserve. Signed DB Ed Reynolds from the practice squad. Signed DB Darius Hillary and WR Jordan Leslie to the practice squad. Released TE E.J. Bibbs from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Signed OL Brian Mihalik from the practice squad. Signed LB Brandon Chubb to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed TE Chase Coffman. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released G Blake Muir from the practice squad. Signed DT Brian Price to the practice squad. Acquired RB Knile Davis from Kansas City for a conditional draft pick. Placed CB Sam Shields on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released G Isame Faciane from the practice squad. Signed CB Tre Roberson to the practice squad.


American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Stockton C Mike Angelidis for three games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. San Jose on Oct. 15 and St. John’s C Michael McCarron for two games for a match penalty assessed in a game at Providence on Oct. 16. ECHL SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Announced D Joey Leach was recalled by Hershey (AHL).


Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS — Announced the retirement of MF Ned Grabavoy at the end of the season.







Wilson Hall girls, boys win region cross country titles Wilson Hall’s girls and boys cross country teams each took first place at the SCISA Region II-3A championship meet on Tuesday at Patriot Park SportsPlex. For both teams, this is their sixth region title in the past seven years. The girls took the first five spots for a perfect score of 15. Laurence Manning Academy was second with 55 and Florence Christian third with 56. Wilson Hall’s Molly Moss won the girls race in a time of 21:23. Kirsten Fisher was second (22:17), Emily Reynolds third (22:25), Natalie Ardis fourth (22:29) and Margaret Briggs Kelly fifth (22:50). All five girls earned All-Region honors. On the boys side, the Barons won by a score of 25-35 over Florence Christian. Orangeburg Prep was third with 70 and Laurence Manning fourth with 101. Florence Christian’s Conner Williams won the boys race with a time of 17:34, edging out Wilson Hall’s Drew Reynolds who placed second at 17:46. The Barons’ Bryce Lyles finished third (17:53), Layton Creech fifth (18:17), Patrick Bell sixth (18:40) and Paul Choe ninth (19:51). Reynolds, Lyles and Creech also all earned All-Region honors. The Barons will next compete on Oct. 29 at the SCISA 3A state championship meet at Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

B TEAM FOOTBALL LAURENCE MANNING 40 ORANGEBURG PREP 14 MANNING — Nolan Osteen rushed for 214 yards on 10 carries, scoring on runs of 56, 50 and 37 yards to lead Laurence Manning Academy to a 40-14 victory over Orangeburg Prep on Tuesday at Billy Chitwood



win over Canaan Muhel by Beasley. Beasley, the No. 3 player, wound up finishing first and needed less than an hour to dispatch her opponent. “I was able to just stay calm and think through it,” Beasley said. “I’d done it twice before. As the match went on, she kind of got down on herself a little bit and I was able to take advantage. “I had confidence that I was going to win, but you never want to be overconfident.” The other three matches were more competitive but ultimately ended the same way. Lizzy Davis earned a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Reagan Hamm at No. 4 while No. 2 player Sallie Spencer earned a 6-3, 6-2 win Subscribe today, and stay in the loop

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Sumter earned a pair of home victories against South Florence on Tuesday at the SHS courts, sweeping both matches 6-0. The Lady Gamecocks improved to 4-6 overall and 3-7 in Region VI-5A. FIRST MATCH


The Wilson Hall boys cross country team captured its sixth region championship in the last seven years on Tuesday at Patriot Park SportsPlex by edging Florence Christian 25-35. The Lady Barons also won the title. Field in Manning. Osteen also connected with Davis Campbell for a 56-yard score. Dalton Brown rushed for 77 yards on eight carries including a 2-yard TD run and Connor Smith scored on a 12yard run. Bryce Acord and Brandon King each recorded 2-point conversions for the Swampcats, who improved to 5-0. LMA was lead on defense by Anders Taylor, Brandon King and Smith with eight tackles each. Reid Jordan and Cantey Gardner both had five tackles and two assists. Mickey Jordan and Osteen recorded three sacks. The Swampcats return to action Thursday at 5 p.m. for a home game against PorterGaud.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL SUMTER 3 SOUTH FLORENCE 0 Sumter earned a 3-0 victory over South Florence on Tuesday by scores of 25-15, 25-16 and 25-9. Margaret McMahon had eight aces and 11 kills for the

eighth out of 10 teams at the SCISA state meet on Tuesday at the Orangeburg Country Club. Hilton Head Christian was the top team with a score of 359. The Lady Barons shot a team total of 423. Kelly Brady led WH with a LAKEWOOD 3 92 followed by Claire Kirkley (105), Drake Ives (115), Amelia CRESTWOOD 0 Weston (111) and Taylor JorLakewood earned a 3-0 victo- dan (123). ry over rival Crestwood on Competing as an individual, Monday, winning by scores of Laurence Manning Academy’s 25-10, 25-9 and 25-19 to improve Lexi Bennett shot an 81. to 2-4 in Region VI-4A and SHS FAILS TO QUALIFY clinch a spot in the state playFOR LOWER STATE offs. Sumter High School did not Madison Harris had eight qualify for the 5A Lower State aces and a kill for the Lady meet, nor did it qualify any inGators. Faith Alejo finished with two aces, two kills and 12 dividual players at the Region VI-5A Meet on Saturday. assists while Hope Alejo had Katy Murray and Gillian two aces, six kills and five Hagerty were the two lone digs. competitors for the Lady Izalia Martinez finished the Gamecocks. They both fell a night with three aces, a kill, few strokes off the qualifying two digs and two assists and mark as Murray finished with Saria Lee added two digs. a 123 and Hagerty finished with a 128. VARSITY GIRLS GOLF

Lady Gamecocks. Ayanna Holland added nine kills while Graycie Michelson finished with seven aces. McKenzie Michelson had three aces and 27 assists. SHS improved to 7-12 overall and 2-6 in Region VI-5A.



ORANGEBURG -- The Wilson Hall golf team finished


“I had confidence that I was going to win, but you never want to be overconfident.”

singles player Zan Beasley, who had the most competitive match of the evening. She rallied for a 7-5 victory in the first set against Mary Kathryn Gillespie and rode that momentum to a 6-2 win in the second set. “Instead of aiming for too much, I just starting making (volleys) and actually playing EMILY ANNE BEASLEY like I know I can play,” the elder Beasley said. “I knew I over Kathryn Genasi. could win. I just needed to get “Sallie was in control for the back to playing like I had been entire match, so I don’t usually playing her.” have to talk to her when she’s It wound up an identical rolling like that,” Williams score to her first match said. “Lizzy was very consisagainst Gillespie, Williams tent. We talked about being pa- added. tient and then going for that “When she was up 3-2 in the kill shot when the opportunity second set, I just reminded her was right. That’s what she did about what we had talked and she was successful. That’s about in the first set and she what I love about these girls. started executing again,” she They’re so coachable.” said. “She really listens and That proved true of No. 1 takes it to heart.”

TODAY Varsity Cross Country Sumter in Region VI-4A Meet (at Freedom Florence), 4:30 p.m. Middle School Football Ebenezer at Alice Drive, 5 p.m. Mayewood at Bates, 5 p.m. Hillcrest at Chestnut Oaks, 5 p.m. Furman at Manning, 5 p.m. East Clarendon at Spaulding, 5:30 p.m. Hannah-Pamplico at East Clarendon, 6 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis Sumter at Conway, 5 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Crestwood at Darlington, 6 p.m. Varsity and JV Volleyball Sumter at Conway, 5:30 p.m.


Varsity Cross Country Manning in Region VII-3A Meet (in North Charleston), TBA East Clarendon in Region VI-1A Meet, TBA Junior Varsity Football Conway at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Hartsville at Crestwood, 6 p.m. Lee Central at Andrew Jackson, TBA East Clarendon at Hannah-Pamplico, 6 p.m. Porter-Gaud at Laurence Manning, 7 p.m. B Team Football Lakewood (JV) at Sumter, 6 p.m. Porter-Gaud at Laurence Manning, 5

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SINGLES 1 -- Crawford (SUM) defeated Harris 6-1, 6-1. 2 -- E, Alan (SUM) defeated Osborne 6-1, 6-1. 3 -- Smutz (SUM) defeated Hutchinson 6-0, 6-1. 4 -- R. Alan (SUM) defeated Davis 6-0, 6-1. 5 -- Shuping (SUM) defeated Howze 6-2, 6-0. DOUBLES 2 -- Carrigan/Dubose (SUM) defeated Steele/Morris 6-3, 6-4.


Sumter earned a 2-0 victory over South Florence on Tuesday by scores of 25-9 and 25-11. The Lady Gamecocks improved to 8-8 overall and 7-2 in Region VI-5A and will travel to Conway today.

THOMAS SUMTER 2 WILSON HALL 0 DALZELL -- Thomas Sumter Academy earned a 2-0 victory over Wilson Hall on Monday by scores of 26-24 and 25-22. Lindsay Daniel led TSA with 10 assists, eight kills and six aces. Karleigh Young added nine kills and Mercedes Byrd had five kills. Logan Scruggs set for six assists and had one ace.


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SINGLES 1 -- Crawford (SUM) defeated Harris 6-1, 6-2. 2 -- E, Alan (SUM) defeated Osborne 6-1, 6-1. 3 -- Smutz (SUM) defeated Hutchinson 6-0, 6-1. 4 -- R. Alan (SUM) defeated Outlaw 6-4, 7-5. 5 -- Shuping (SUM) defeated Davis 6-3, 6-3. DOUBLES 2 -- Pittman/Dubose (SUM) defeated Steele/Phan 6-0, 6-0. SECOND MATCH

p.m. Middle School Football Robert E. Lee at Williamsburg, 6 p.m. Varsity and JV Volleyball Darlington at Lakewood, 5:30 p.m. St. John’s Christian at Clarendon Hall, 6:30 p.m. Middle School Volleyball Mayewood at Alice Drive, 5 p.m. Bates at Ebenezer, 5 p.m. Furman at Chestnut Oaks, 5 p.m.


Varsity Football Sumter at Conway, 7:30 p.m. Crestwood at Hartsville, 7:30 p.m. Bishop England at Manning, 7:30 p.m. Andrew Jackson High at Lee Central, 7:30 p.m. Hannah-Pamplico at East Clarendon, 7:30 p.m. Cross at Scott’s Branch, 7:30 p.m. Ben Lippen at Wilson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Laurence Manning at Porter-Gaud, 7:30 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Williamsburg, 7:30 p.m. Oakbrook Prep at Robert E. Lee, 7:30 p.m. Newberry Academy at Clarendon Hall, 7:30 p.m.


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days of this week’s bye to work on fundamentals. They’re off until Oct. 29 ATHENS, Ga. — Kirby against Florida. Smart’s first season as GeorThe offense lacks identity. gia’s head coach isn’t going as Nick Chubb began the season planned. as a legitimate Heisman TroVisions of an SEC East title, phy candidate but has five a premier bowl game and a games under 100 yards rushhigh national ranking were es- ing. He had just one below the sentially ruined by last weekmark in his first two years as end’s stunning home loss to the starting tailback. Vanderbilt. Freshman quarterback Fans might be getting restJacon Eason isn’t getting less, but Smart insists he’s still much time to throw. The Bullconfident in himself and his dogs have allowed 17 sacks, staff despite the Bulldogs (4-3) most in the Southeastern Conlosing three of four. ference. “Welcome to the world we His protection was better live in as coaches,” Smart said against Vanderbilt as Eason Tuesday. “You’ve got to figure threw for a career-best 346 out what you can do best and yards. But Chubb and Sony better to get these kids a Michel combined for just 68 chance to be successful. I yards rushing and neither think that comes through a lot touched the ball on a late of things — confidence, imfourth-and-one pitch that fell provement, recruiting. There’s apart. a lot of areas that we’re going The Bulldogs clearly must to improve on. But am I quesget Chubb, a bruising runner, tioning myself ? No, not at all.” more involved. He dominated Smart spent eight years as in two games but otherwise defensive coordinator at Alahasn’t been used enough. bama, where he helped the “I’m very pleased with how Crimson Tide win four nation- we run it some games, and al titles under head coach then I’m very upset where we Nick Saban and was made the couldn’t some games,” Smart nation’s highest-paid assistant said. “You’ve got to be diversiin 2013. fied enough. That’s the truth Smart was hired by his alma in the SEC and in college footmater last December, replacball.” ing Mark Richt and hoping to Special teams play has been make the Bulldogs a consispoor. Before Rodrigo Blankentent contender for the SEC ship hit on all three attempts East title. last Saturday, Georgia had It’s hardly been an easy ride gone 4 for 9 on field-goal atthus far. tempts. Big blunders against Georgia had a No. 9 ranking Vanderbilt dropped the Bullafter winning the opener dogs to a No. 120 ranking in against North Carolina, but kickoff coverage, 57th in kickit’s been out of The Associated off return average and 60th in Press poll since losing to Tenpunt average. They also rank nessee on a last-second touch- 70th punt return average. down pass three weeks ago. Smart is taking a closer look “With this job comes critiat what he can do to get it all cism. I’m accepting of that,” fixed. Smart said. “I’ve seen it. I’ve “I think I’ve got to be just as seen it with good friends. I’ve much hands-on with everyseen it with programs I’ve thing,” he said. “I think the been in. That doesn’t scare me. parts that I’m hands-on the What I’m worried about is our most would probably be the team and our players develop- defense and special teams. The ing and getting better. That’s offense, I get to spend time the most important thing.” there, but there’s only so Smart is using the first two much time in the day.”


school a season early to enroll at South Carolina this past FROM PAGE B1 summer and compete for the starting job. The late start and the emerChas Dodd, a South Carolina gence of McIlwain, a centergraduate assistant who was piece of last year’s recruiting Rutgers starting quarterback class, seemed to have Bentley for a time. ticketed for a year on the sideBentley, at 6-foot-3 and 223 lines as a redshirt. South Caropounds, is the biggest of the lina’s woeful offensive play three QB contenders. He threw may have changed that plan. for 2,834 yards, 28 TDs and Bentley was well behind eight interceptions as a junior Orth and McIlwain coming out last season at Opelika High of spring, Muschamp said. School in Alabama. He had “We have a good plan headenough credits to complete his ing into Saturday,” the coach degree to give up his senior said. “Obviously, we are not season and move up to college. going to disclose that until SatBentley had scholarship ofurday, but leaving training fers from Alabama, Auburn, camp, those guys were ahead Louisville and Nebraska of him. As we have continued among others and left high to work and meet and practice

J.T. Barrett was big-time in prime time last week and has two more showcase games in the next three weeks to boost his Heisman Trophy hopes. The Ohio State quarterback still has a long way to go to be a threat to Louisville’s Heisman front-runner Lamar Jackson, but if he is going to make a move now is the time. Barrett and the No. 2 Buckeyes are in the Saturday night slot on ABC again this week when they visit Penn State. Ohio State moves off the main stage the next week when it plays Northwestern at home before another prime-time game against No. 8 Nebraska, which could be a matchup of unbeaten teams. Against Wisconsin last week, Barrett ran for two touchdowns and threw what turned out to be the gamewinner in overtime. Heisman voters like clutch and Barrett was at his best leading the Buckeyes from behind in the second half and to the win in OT. At a time when fans can watch a football game on their phones while pretending to pay attention to a kid’s soccer match, you might think playing nationally televised night games is not so important for a Heisman Trophy contender. But performing well in the spotlight still helps a lot. 1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville (21 points) Last week: Jackson had an off night passing against Duke (13 for 26 for 181 yards) but his 144 yards and a touchdown on the ground made up for it. Even in a spotty performance Jackson has spectacular moments. This week: North Carolina State. The Wolfpack just lost to Clemson in overtime last week so Jackson can make a counter-point to Deshaun Watson’s performance. 2 (tie). Jake Browning, QB, Washington (8 points) Last week: Off. This week: Oregon State, which has the fifth-best defense in the Pac-12 at 5.27 yards allowed per play. 2 (tie). Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (8 points) Last week: Watson threw for a season-high 378 yards and the winning touchdown in overtime against North Carolina State. If not for a missed chip-shot field goal by the Wolfpack, the lasting memory of this game for

and the reps continue to add up, we have tried to evaluate the situation on what is best for our football team. We are not going to make a change for sake of making a change.” South Carolina left guard Zack Bailey said the offense has worked hard to improve, no matter the quarterback. “We’ve practiced with all three of them throughout the entire year,” Bailey said. “There’s no difference between any of them.” Muschamp was asked if his offense had difficulty preparing with questions swirling about their quarterback. His answer was succinct: “We don’t have a lot of questions in the building right now.”


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Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett scrambles against Wisconsin during the first half Saturday in Madison, Wis. Barrett was bigtime in prime time last week and now he has two more showcase games in the next three weeks to boost his Heisman Trophy hopes. Watson probably would have been the first pick-six of his career. This week: Off. 3. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State (4 points) Last week: Barrett passed for 226 yards and ran for 92 and two touchdowns against Wisconsin. He was 4 for 4 for 40 yards in overtime. This week: at Penn State, which has the eighth-best defense in the Big Ten at 5.34 yards allowed per play. 4. Greg Ward Jr., QB, Houston (1 point) Last week: Ward had his best rushing game of the season in a wild win against Tulsa with 147 yards. This week: at SMU, which has the ninth-best defense in the American Athletic Conference at 5.48 yards allowed per play.

FIVE MORE TO WATCH Jabil Peppers, LB/QB/PR, Michigan. Peppers needs to follow up that eye-catching performance against Rutgers two weeks ago to keep momentum going. Good time to play Illinois. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State. Of all those high-profile running backs that were getting Heisman hype in the preseason (Christian McCaf-

frey, Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb), only Cook is still in the race. Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State. The senior has 1,111 yards rushing in six games and needs 1,014 more to break Wisconsin Heisman winner Ron Dayne’s NCAA career rushing record of 6,397 yards. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma. Two early losses bumped Mayfield to the back of the Heisman line, but he is the third-highest rated passer in the nation (180.36). Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama. The freshman’s numbers aren’t gaudy, but he has accounted for 17 touchdowns (nine passing, eight rushing) and being the quarterback of the best team in the country is worth something.

POLL PANEL AP Heisman watch panel: National Writer Paul Newberry, Georgia; Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins, Texas; Sports Writer John Marshall, Arizona; Sports Writer Joedy McCreary, North Carolina; Sports Writer Eric Olson, Nebraska; Sports Writer Steve Megargee, Tennessee; College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo, New York.


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1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. 2 Ohio State at Penn State, 8 p.m. 3 Michigan vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. 5 Washington vs. Oregon State, 6:30 p.m. 7 Louisville vs. NC State, Noon 8 Nebraska vs. Purdue, 3:30 p.m. 10 Wisconsin at Iowa, Noon 11 Houston at SMU, 7 p.m. 12 West Virginia vs. TCU, 3:30 p.m. 16 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. 17 Arkansas at No. 21 Auburn, 6 p.m. 19 Utah at UCLA, 4 p.m. 20 Western Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m. 22 North Carolina at Virginia, 3 p.m. 23 Mississippi at No. 25 LSU, 9 p.m. 24 Navy vs. Memphis, 3:30 p.m.

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efensive end Aaron Sterling of Tucker, Ga., had been to the University of South Carolina before, but the Georgia football game was his first time seeing the Gamecocks play inside Williams-Brice Stadium. Sterling made the day trip to Columbia with his parents. He had seen the campus Phil Kornblut and footballrelated faciliRECRUITING ties before, CORNER so the visit gave him the chance to feel the game-day atmosphere and watch the coaches work in a game setting. Sterling also got the chance to talk with head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson and hear more from them from a recruiting standpoint. “They want me here, they need me there,” Sterling said. STERLING “They’ve got a good plan for me. It left a good impression.” Sterling is also considering UGA and North Carolina State and both will get official visits along with USC. He’s also been to NCSU unofficially, and he’s also considering Tennessee. Sterling said he doesn’t have a favorite at this point. Offensive lineman TJ Moore of Charlotte decommitted from USC last week, but USC still factors into his thinking and they have never stopped recruiting him. Moore said he never felt totally solid with his commitment and decided to reopen things so he could check other options. “I just had doubts about it and felt it wasn’t the best choice,” Moore said. “Everything was good though. The coaches treated me very nice. The players did. Everything was good, it’s just that I felt like it wasn’t the right decision for me right now. I still had doubts that it was the right school for me.” Moore said he received text messages from Muschamp and OL coach Shawn Elliott prior to his decommitment, as they were checking in with him. He last talked with Elliott earlier in the month. “Before I committed I talked to him like every day,” Moore said. “But after that, it didn’t go downhill, we were still talking, but not as much as we were.” Since his decommitment, Moore said he’s received a text from Elliott, who told him he will continue to recruit him. Moore was at Tennessee for the Alabama game. He’s considering official visits with USC, Virginia Tech, Louisville and Tennessee. “The process had gotten kind of crazy and I think that’s why I committed so fast and was in a hurry to get it over with,” Moore said. “This is a big decision for

my life so I’ve got to take it a day at a time and make sure I’m making the right decision.” Moore said he does not have a current favorite. DE Brad Johnson of Pendleton High School had planned to visit USC for the Saturday night game with UGA, but when the game was moved to Sunday he couldn’t make it so he will try to get to a game later in the season. He went to Tennessee for the Alabama game and has also been to VT. One recruiter coming on strong with Johnson is defensive coordinator John Chavis of Texas A&M and that could lead to an official visit to College Station. Mississippi State has also worked its way into a position for a possible official visit. Johnson had planned to set a visit to Notre Dame, but the contact from ND has dropped off since the firing of his recruiter and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder late last month. Johnson is looking at USC, VT, Tennessee and A&M for official visits unless he makes his decision before he gets around to making the visits. Per Gamecock Central, OL K’Rojhn Calbert (6-feet5-inches, 295 pounds) of McMinnville, Tenn., has set an official visit to USC for Oct. 29. He visited USC unofficially for the A&M game. He also has offers from Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State and Missouri. Defensive back Rennard Bozeman of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., continues to hear from USC’s Robinson, and he remains strongly interested in USC. Bozeman said he and Robinson talk every couple of weeks and the two are looking at him making a visit later this month. Bozeman said he’s also talking to Central Florida, South Florida, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Indiana, West Virginia, Florida State and others. He has set an official visit to UCF for Saturday and has been there for a game this season. He has a top three of USC, Mississippi State and UCF at point. USC DB target Johnathan Abram of Jones County Junior College in Mississippi has set official visits to Louisville on Dec. 2 and Mississippi on Dec. 10. He’s also looking at USC for an official visit, but no date has been set. Abram, a former UGA cornerback, has missed a couple of games after suffering a concussion. He will be a December signee. Former Tennessee OL commit Jordan Tucker of Roswell, Ga., said USC is one of the schools he’s now considering, but he is considering all available options at this point. Tucker said he was decommitting from the Volunteerss to have the chance to look at some other schools. USC remains in touch with OL Austin Pyne of Ashburnham, Mass. Pyne visited during the summer. His season is only four games old and

USC is waiting on his senior film next week to be able to take a closer look at him. Channing Tindall (6-2, 206), an ’18 linebacker from Spring Valley High in Columbia, landed an offer from USC last week. “I grew up attending games at South Carolina, so it is mind blowing that I have been blessed with the opportunity to play at the same stadium where I attended games when I was younger,” said Tindall, who also plays tight end. “They really like that I’m aggressive. When running backs come through the middle, they like how I fill the gap. I read plays well and react quickly.” Tindall was at USC for the UGA game. He also visited for the East Carolina game. Tindall also has offers from Coastal Carolina and Mercer, and he’s drawing other interest from Clemson, Purdue, Penn State, Georgia Tech, NCSU, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan and California.

CLEMSON DB Markquese Bell of Bridgeton, N.J., has taken an official visit to Rutgers and will visit Clemson next month. Bell said he hears a lot from Clemson secondary coach Mike Reed and the message is about how they can use him in the secondary. Bell will continue with his official visits on Saturday when he goes to Mary-

land. He will visit Clemson on Nov. 12 and Ohio State on Nov. 26. He is also looking at Michigan, Florida and Temple for his remaining visits. Clemson offered ‘18 defensive lineman Aeneas Hawkins (6-3, 260) of Cincinnati. Some of his other offers are Ohio State, ND, FSU UF, Tennessee and Penn State. Hawkins visited Clemson last spring and hopes to get to a game this season.

come up to visit with Claxton and watch him work out when they can. However, that’s the case with all the schools and the elder Claxton said no one has emerged as a frontrunner. An announcement might not come until the first day of the signing period in November. Clyde Trapp Jr., a 6-4 player from Lower Richland High in Hopkins, has taken an official visit to Rice and was scheduled to visit UGA until OTHERS Hurricane Matthew forced Athlete Tancey Richardson him to change his plans. That of South Aiken High was at visit has not been reschedUGA for the Vanderbilt game uled, but Trapp has set up on Saturday. He has set an three more official visits. He official visit with Maryland is going to Missouri on Frifor Dec. 2. day, USC on Oct. 27 and CharFormer USC baseball com- lotte on Nov. 4. He’s undecidmitment Brady Scott comed on a fifth visit. mitted to FSU for football. USC’s Martin offered He’s an OL. Trapp in late September and Kyle Wright, an ‘18 linehas kept up his recruiting efbacker from Ben Lippen, vis- forts with him. “Coach Marited ND over the weekend. tin has been real interested He was at Clemson for the in me,” Trapp said. “He likes Louisville game. He’s also me. He said I’d fit real well drawing interest from USC. in the program. We talk about every day and I might BASKETBALL get to a practice this week. Nick Claxton, a 6-10 player The whole coaching staff refrom Greenville has taken ally believes in me and that’s official visits to USC, UGA, a big thing.” FSU and Baylor and will Trapp has also made an visit NCSU this weekend. All unofficial visit to Clemson five schools remain in the on Saturday He does not hunt for Claxton, who plans have a favorite at this point to sign in the early period, and he’s planning to sign in which begins on Nov. 9. November. Claxton’s father, Charles Furman landed a commitClaxton, said they hear regu- ment from 6-7 Noah Gurley larly from USC head coach of Fayetteville, Ga. Clemson Frank Martin, and he and offered 6-8 ‘18 recruit Bryce assistant coach Matt Figger Golden of Hagerstown, Md.

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After win over Jets, Cardinals aim for Seahawks The Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Using a healthy dose of David Johnson, the Arizona Cardinals seemed to have righted their listing ship, just in time for a critical NFC West showdown with Seattle. The Cardinals’ methodical 28-3 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night lifted them to 3-3. There are 10 games to play, plenty of time to climb back into contention, but the schedule is daunting. First up is a Sunday night home game against the Seahawks, who at 5-1 are two games up on the Cardinals. Arizona never has beaten Seattle at home in coach Bruce Arians’ three seasons in the desert. The Cardinals have won twice in Seattle. Arians said he wouldn’t dwell on where the Cardinals have lost in the past. “It doesn’t matter if it’s on the road or at home, we’ve got to beat them,” he said. “If we’re going to win the division, we’ve got to beat them.” Just as they had the week before against San Francisco, the Cardinals won Monday night with a punishing running game. Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, including a 58-yarder that finally gave Arizona a score in the first quarter. “David had a heck of a ball game,” said Arians, who usually picks out things to criticize about his star running back, “and I might give him a game ball.” The Cardinals rushed for 171 yards against a Jets team

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the season slipping away because of a slumbering offense that totaled only three runs in the first three games of the series. “I thought we battled pretty good today, with the bats,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said. “Naturally, when you score, which we haven’t been doing, it always looks good.” Donaldson’s solo shot to leftcenter field off Corey Kluber in the third put the Blue Jays ahead for the first time all series. Two innings after that, the star third baseman made an outstanding play to preserve a onerun edge. Sanchez, the American League ERA champion, allowed a run and two hits in six innings, and the bullpen finished with three perfect innings. Kluber was starting on three days’ rest for the first time in his career. “I felt fine. I don’t think it physically affected me. I made a mistake to Donaldson,” Kluber said. “We’re one win away from the World Series and that’s what we’re focused on.” Kluber hadn’t allowed a run in either of his first two starts this postseason. Donaldson, the reigning AL MVP and sporting a still freshly shaved face, opened the

OBITUARIES JOSEPH D. COULTER II Joseph David Coulter II, age 75, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter. Born in Sumter, he was the son of the late Joseph David Coulter and Marie Benjamin Coulter. He graduated from St. Jude Catholic School in Sumter. After high school, he went to seminary at Westbury Catholic Seminary in New York. He served his counCOULTER try in the U.S. Army for more than seven years as an aviation mechanic. After he separated from the Army, Joe went to work at Exide Battery, where he retired as a supervisor after more than 33 years. He was an avid baseball fan and loved to study the game. He was a very devoted Christian and spoke at many churches. His true passion in life was his family. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Surviving are: one son, Chris J. Coulter and his wife, Inez, of Sumter; one daughter, Marsha Beam and her husband, James, of Shelby, North Carolina; two sisters, Gloria Bodiford Lewis and Martha Courtney and her husband, Charles, all of Sumter; eight grandchildren, Gabrielle Beam, Victoria Beam, Paris Beam, Marquis Wilson, Oniyah Miller, Jaleel Coulter, Rakim Coulter and An-Noor Coulter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie L. Coulter; three brothers, Richard Benjamin, Edward Benjamin and George Coulter; and one sister, Mary Lou Benjamin. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Singleton Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bullock Funeral Home. Memorials may be to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105-2479. You may go to and sign the family’s guest book. The family has chosen Bull-

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HENRY M. TURBEVILLE SR. SUMMERTON — Henry Martin Turbeville Sr. 77, widower of Martha “Ann” Lowder Turbeville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Dec. 8, 1938, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late James Martin Turbeville and the late Karl Hodge Turbeville. He was a member of Summerton United Methodist Church where TURBEVILLE he was treasurer and president of the Adult Sunday School class and the Methodist Men’s Club. He is survived by two sons, Henry M. Turbeville Jr. (Caren) of New Zion and Charles Warren Turbeville (Judy) of Timmonsville; two daughters, Penny Turbeville Fleming (Todd) of Sumter and Gina Turbeville Shuler (Wayne) of Macedonia; 10 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; a brother, R. Wright Turbeville (Dorothy) of Manning; a sister, Patsy T. Cox (Maxie) of Hebron; and a sister-in-law, Ginie Josey Turbeville of Turbeville. He was preceded in death by siblings, Louise Skinner, Martha Kennedy, Allen Turbeville, Mae Ardis, Martin Turbeville Jr., George Turbeville, Kizzie T. Brandenburg, Gertie Black, Warren Turbeville, Grace T. Coker, Sara Belle T. Martin, Betty Turbeville and William James Turbeville. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Summerton United Methodist Church with the Revs. Randy Bowers and Todd Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in Clarendon Memorial Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home and at other times at the residence, 18 Mood Drive, Summerton. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of the Summerton Diner


Toronto relief pitcher Roberto Osuna, left, and catcher Russell Martin celebrate after the Blue Jays defeated Cleveland 5-1 on Tuesday in Toronto. scoring with his first home run of these playoffs. The wild-card Blue Jays made it 2-0 in the fourth when Ezequiel Carrera’s blooper fell between three Cleveland fielders in leftcenter for an RBI single. Roberto Perez hit an RBI double in the fifth off Sanchez. Carlos Santana’s two-out grounder to the left side might have had a chance to score him, but Donaldson made the play to his left , then popped up and danced off the field with a bit of a fist pump. “I was locked in,” Donaldson said. “It helps when you have a guy like Sanchez in the zone, where you can really focus in on a certain area of the strike zone.

for their loving care and attention through the years. Memorials may be made to Summerton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 35, Summerton, SC 29148. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

PEGGY L. FLOYD FATOWE Peggy Lorene Floyd Fatowe, 55, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at her home. Born June 15, 1961, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Don Floyd and Frances Braxton Floyd. She was brought up in Freewill Baptist of Pentecostal Faith Church. She was a 1977 graduate of Mayewood High School. Survivors include two daughters, Maria Estelle Barkley of Sumter and Frances Joanna “Ana” Barkley of Rock Hill; a grandson, Noah Ian Seegers; four sisters, Carolyn Vernell Lessel of Newport News, Virginia, Ruby Louise Garris of Lynchburg, and Anne Shore and Donna Charlene Allen, both of Sumter; a half-brother, C.J. Hodge of Alcolu; a half-sister, Frosty Hodge Pollard of Sumter; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

JOHN D. HEATH John D. Heath, 85, husband of Annetta McIntosh Heath, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at his home. Born June 14, 1931, in Pineapple, Alabama, he was a son of the late William Thomas Clyde Heath and Carrie Newton Heath. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 34 years of service as the senior enlisted advisor to the Ninth Air Force. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife; three children, Barry Alan Heath of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Chester I. Heath of Sumter and Beverly Heath Weatherford (Gene) of Ashwood; five grandchildren, Melissa Brown (Antonio) of Warner Robbins, Valerie Woodward (Robert) of Florence, Corey Curren (Terry) of Aus-

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And I was able to get a really good read off the bat, and I was fortunate enough to be able to make the play.” The Indians didn’t have another baserunner after that. Brett Cecil, Jason Grilli and Roberto Osuna pitched an inning each in relief for Toronto. Taking no chances, Gibbons brought in Osuna, his closer, in a non-save situation to finish off Cleveland. The Indians were trying to become the third team to sweep a Division Series and Championship Series in the same postseason. The 2007 Colorado Rockies and 2014 Kansas City Royals both did it.

tin, Texas, Matthew Heath (Rachel) of Valdosta, Georgia, and Benjamin Heath of Augusta, Georgia; and eight greatgrandchildren, Ivy Heath, Aubrey Heath, Katie Woodward, Ellie Woodward, Samantha Cox, Kayla Brown, Dominic Brown and Logan Heath. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Stephanie Heath, John Heath II and Kyle Weatherford; a brother, George Milton Heath; and two sisters, Helen Miller and Evelyn Pickens. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Sweet officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve McIntosh, Robert Woodward, Billy McIntosh, Hewitt Grant, Leslie McIntosh and Benny Ray McIntosh. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Cancer Center at Palmetto Health Richland, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

FRAMPTON “FRANK” MATHEWS SUMMERTON — Frampton “Frank” Mathews, 90, husband of Sarah Felder Mathews, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his residence, 4169 St. Paul Road. He was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Aiken, a son of the late James Mathews and Margaret Nicholson Mathews. The family is receiving friends at the residence. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning.

ANNIE D. HARDY OLANTA — Annie Dorothy Hardy, 58, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Carolinas

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OLLIE MAE MCBRIDE Ollie Mae (Queen) McBride, daughter of the late Arthur McBride and Ruthie Lee Witherspoon McBride, died on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. The family will receive friends at the home, 525 E. Calhoun St., Apt 49, Sumter. Sumter Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

CORY J. SCOTT PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Cory Junior Scott, 45, husband of Dorothy Bradshaw Scott, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Hanemann University Hospital. He was born March 5, 1971, in Manning, a son of Leroy Abraham and Mary Scott Abraham. The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, Preese Abraham, 1021 Begonin Circle, Manning, beginning Thursday. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning.

LEE ERNEST NELSON Lee Ernest Nelson, 47, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born in Sumter County, June 10, 1969, he was the son of the late Sarah Nelson Pugh and Lee Ernest Moses. The family will receive relatives and friends at the residence of his sister, Daisy Wells at 4700 Christine Drive, Sumter. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Ephriam D. Stephens Funeral Home, 230 S. Lafayette Drive, Sumter.

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Spiritual Gumbo, an Afrikan drum ensemble will play during the opening reception for a visual art exhibition featuring works by David Sanders and Georgette Sanders in Gallery 135 in Patriot Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The event opens the 2016 Fall for the Arts presented by the Sumter County Cultural Commission.

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he opening event for Fall for the Arts 2016, the third such arts festival sponsored by the Sumter County Cultural Commission in as many years, features an exhibition by artists David Sanders and Georgette Sanders, with music by Spiritual Gumbo.

“From the Past ... Toward the Future” opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Gallery 135 at Patriot Hall, and as are all Fall for the Arts events, admission is free. David A. Sanders is a native of Sumter and currently lives here. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Morris College and has done graduate studies in art at Pratt Institute and the University of South Carolina. Sanders is the founder and director of the Manning Avenue Free Studio (MAFS) in Sumter. Through MAFS he has provided art instruction to many area residents and has guided the artistic development of the community. His artistic statement includes the words, “Every day is a living experience in which I create something from my passionate space. Time has allowed me to create continually. The material I use to create art — acrylic, wood, metal, and found objects — are signifiers that simultaneously speak to the future on a personal and global level, and honor the past and present.” His work can be found in myriad public and private art

collections in the United States. Georgette Sanders is also a native South Carolinian. She received her early education in the Sumter County public school system where she met David Sanders, who influenced her decision to pursue art as a career and became a lifelong mentor. The two are not related. Georgette Sanders’ artwork is also informed by her Trinidad and West Africa ancestry. Her use of natural materials such as sweetgrass, bulrushes, pine needles, beads, bamboo, gourds and a variety of fabrics reflects the connection of the beauty of what comes from earth’s natural resources. Sanders’ art pays homage to the legacies of the African basket weavers and the use of clay in forming one-of-akind art forms. Her work can be found in many public and private collections around the world. Spiritual Gumbo comprises, in their own words: Brother Ronald Moses, who is a drummer, poet, Jegna and helper of youth; sister Lynette Moses, poet, drummer, songstress and a willing vessel for God; and Baba Seitu Amenwahsu, priest, drummer, universal servant. The ensemble of Afrikan drummers’ mission is “to share and teach Afrikan rhythms with spiritual consciousness. ... Our name is laced with meaning delineating that we are part of a great Afrikan feast if everyone puts something in the pot, we can all eat!” Sumter County Gallery of Art also continues its exhibi-

Columbia Baroque Orchestra will present a matinee concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Booth Room of Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. Musicians, from left, are Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; Jerry Curry, harpsichord; Brittnee Siemon, mezzo soprano; Jean Hein, baroque recorders; and Mary Hosteler Hoyt, baroque violin.

SCHEDULE Oct. 28 and 29 Fall for the Arts will resume at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, with jazz under the stars in the Sumter Little Theatre courtyard. Saturday is devoted to chamber music, bringing a baroque music concert at 3 p.m. and a performance of original music by renowned guitarist Christopher Berg. 6–7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 The Rhythm Section Friends Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary jazz and pop. Comprising some of the area’s most talented musicians, the band was a big hit at last year’s festival. The casual atmosphere of the SLT courtyard provided the perfect ambience for Dick Booth on guitar; Darren Polutta, upright bass; Jay Shealy, drums; Kay Rasmussen, keyboards; Betsy Ridgeway, vocals; Sean Hackett, sax; Ray Francis, trumpet; and Ray Graham, trombone. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Chanel (Shay) Stevens often performs as Cher. Many of the artists in Saturday’s “Dragging You to the Arts: Divas Night” will do celebrity illusions. The show for mature audiences will begin at 10:30 p.m., following Sumter Little Theatre’s presentation of the musical revue “Ain’t Misbehavin.’” tion “William Dunlap — Look

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10:30 p.m., also at SLT. A cast of talented female impersonators, many of them returning from last year’s hit performance, will again be hosted by Patti O’Furniture in a cabaretstyle show with music, dancing, humor and fabulous costumes. Patti has asked the divas to do celebrity illusions. The cast comprises Nicole Roberts (John Roberts), Samantha Hunter (Sam Hunter), Julianna Jade (Julien Nicolas), Patti O’Furniture (Pat Patterson) and Chanel Stevens (Shay Stevens). This show is reserved for adults. Admission is free, but you’ll want to bring some cash to reward the ladies. Admission to all events is free, except for Sumter Little Theatre’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin.’” Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, military and students. For more information, call Carmela Bryan, executive director of the Sumter County Cultural Commission at (803) 436-2260.

through Oct. 26. On Saturday, Fall for the Arts presents Historic District Art Crawl. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants can tour artists’ studios and visit with the 22 working artists in 12 locations. The studios are all within easy walking distance of each other. Watch for signs and get a map at the studios. End up at Patriot Hall, where maps are also available, from 3 to 4 p.m. and sign up for a prize drawing. Refreshments will be served. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sumter Little Theatre continues its musical revue “Ain’t Misbehavin’” with Season Members Appreciation Night. Members can bring a friend for free to the 8 p.m. musical that celebrates the swing music of Fats Waller and his contemporaries. Directed by Eric Bultman with music direction by William Paul Brown and a talented cast of singers and musicians, this show will get you in the mood for

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3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Booth Room in Patriot Hall The Columbia Baroque Orchestra will celebrate the liaison between the British and German monarchies with selections from Handel’s Water Music and his Music for the Royal Fireworks, two of his Nine German Songs and a Trio Sonata; with additional music of the period by Purcell, Corbett, Locke and variations on Greensleeves. Musicians are Brittnee Siemon, mezzo soprano; Jean Hein, baroque recorders; Mary Hosteler Hoyt, baroque violin; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; and Jerry Curry, harpsichord. 6 p.m. Booth Room Christopher Berg in concert Guitarist Berg received his training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, in master classes with Andrés Segovia at the University of Southern California, and at the BERG Schola Cantorum Basilensis in Switzerland. He has directed the guitar program at the University of South Carolina since 1978. In 2008 the university appointed him a Carolina Distinguished Professor. He has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the U.S., including at Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York and has been awarded artist fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Recent tours include recitals at the New England Guitar Festival in Boston and the Appalachian Guitar Festival in Boone, N.C. Berg is the recipient of major teaching awards, and in 2003 his former students created the Christopher Berg Guitar Endowment Fund in his honor. He is the author of Mastering Guitar Technique, Giuliani Revisited, The Classical Guitar Companion, and has released The Pilgrim Forest, a recording of original music, some of which he will play in this concert.


















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Hugh Laurie stars in Hulu’s new thriller ‘Chance’ BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Hugh Laurie (“House”) returns to medical practice in “Chance,” a new thriller streaming today on Hulu. Laurie plays Dr. Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based neuropsychiatrist. The doctor and his patients are introduced as Chance dictates notes about them into a tape recorder, giving the series a slow, voiceover beginning. The narration gradually subsides, but the pace hardly picks up. We soon learn of Chance’s divorce from polished wife Christina (Diane Farr) and the financial burdens of paying for two households and their daughter’s private education. His need for money takes him to an antiques appraiser whose hulking assistant, D (Ethan Suplee, “My Name Is Earl”), acts as bodyguard and metal forger. He’s an imposing figure, first seen forging a tomahawk in a blacksmith’s fire, something he’s making for a fellow veteran, presumably as damaged as D. Chance’s practice also acquaints him with Jaclyn Blackstone (Gretchen Mol), a woman suffering from multiple personalities, seemingly due to spousal abuse at the hands of her brutish husband, a homicide detective. “Chance” swings into a semblance of action when the doctor develops a protective interest in her that’s more than professional. The fact that Jaclyn’s often seen walking the hilly streets of San Francisco accompanied by shimmering string music is a less than subtle homage to “Vertigo.” So it’s entirely appropriate that we believe, or fear, that Chance is being set up in some gaslight-

ing scheme. And it’s just as obvious that D’s dangerous lug character has not been introduced as mere background color. What does seem certain is that “Chance” unfolds at far too languid a pace, as if to pad out its multiple-episode arc. It seems like a mystery that might work better as a tidy 90-minute movie. This show is strictly for fans of Laurie, whose performances in “House” and “The Night Manager” were so compelling. • The opportunity to stream new series like Hulu’s “Chance” demonstrates the abundance of TV at our command. As well as the complexity of discovering it, knowing how to stream it and determining if such additional viewing opportunities are worth the extra money — not to mention worth adding yet another remote control device to our collection. Streaming has also been a bonanza for movie lovers. And that embarrassment of riches just got plummier. Starting today, the Turner Company launches the FilmStruck subscription service. It will offer a deep catalog of 500 classic films and arthouse favorites developed by the folks at Turner Classic Movies. For an additional fee, FilmStruck subscribers can access the Criterion Channel, which will offer up to 1,000 more films from the Criterion Collection. The Criterion movie library has been available on Hulu for some years now. Starting Nov. 11, it can only be accessed through the FilmStruck streaming service. If you are interested in subscribing, as of today FilmStruck will be avail-

able exclusively through the web, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android devices, and on Apple TV and other platforms and devices (presumably Roku) in the coming months.

CULT CHOICE What’s the weirdest “president” movie ever made? Released during the depths of the Great Depression, the 1933 fantasy “Gabriel Over the White House” (2:45 a.m., TCM) stars Walter Huston as a corrupt politician who receives a heavenly visitor after becoming president and then begins to act like a righteous dictator. Part of a nightlong TCM slate of movies about presidents and politics.

TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS • An assignment in Bulgaria on “Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14). • Murtaugh shows understanding for a Navy SEAL with a criminal record on “Lethal Weapon” (8 p.m., Fox, TV14). • A wildlife cameraman discovers a lush Eden in the “Nature” documentary “My Congo” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). • Linus professes unorthodox beliefs in the 1966 special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-G). • The gang searches for a missing pal in the 2013 special

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SERIES NOTES Tribal shenanigans on “Survivor” (8 p.m., CBS) * A wrestling star guest-stars on “Arrow” (8 p.m., CW, TV-14) * Raimy shares key evidence with her dad on “Frequency” (9

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Chicken with Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes in a Cheesy Cream Sauce

Cheesy cream sauce is perfect toping for thin-sliced chicken BY KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press

dried tomatoes. If you can find real sundried tomatoes — which won't be hard little driedup disks but rather pliant, brick-red, chewy bites — then that will make all the difference. Oil-packed sundried tomatoes can also be used, but use paper towels to blot excess oil before chopping them. You can buy thin-sliced chicken cutlets at the market or butcher, or use a steady hand and a large sharp knife to cut regular chicken breasts horizontally into thinner slices. Depending on how thick your chicken breasts are, you will get two or three slices per breast, about 1/2-inch thick apiece. And if you don't have fresh herbs, dried are perfectly acceptable here.

A while back, in honor of Julia Child's birthday (she would have been 104 this year), I created a dish that embodies one of her many excellent sayings: "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." You can fuss all you want with fancier dishes, exotic ingredients and new techniques, but isn't it true that when you make something super-homey, supercomforting, that's when everyone asks for seconds? When in doubt, choose comfort food. Here, thinly sliced chicken breasts are enveloped in a creamy, cheesy sauce peppered with wilted spinach and sun-

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CHICKEN WITH SPINACH AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES IN A CHEESY CREAM SAUCE Start to finish: 25 minutes Serves 4 to 6 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken cutlets 2 large shallots, chopped 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme 1/2 cup grated Fontina cheese 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups roughly chopped spinach 1/2 cup roughly chopped sundried tomatoes Hot cooked rice or pasta to serve In a very large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Sear the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side, or until browned and just barely pink in the center. Do this in batches if needed, and remove the chicken to a plate and set aside. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the shallots, and saute for 2 minutes until they start to become tender. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Stir in the heavy cream, oregano and thyme, and heat until the edges of the sauce start to bubble. Sprinkle in the Fontina and Parmesan cheeses and stir until they are melted. Stir in the spinach and sundried tomatoes, and keep at a very low simmer until the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and allow it to heat through, about 2 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce over hot rice or pasta. Nutrition information per serving: 524 calories; 330 calories from fat; 37 g fat (20 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 189 mg cholesterol; 494 mg sodium; 11 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 37 g protein.

Quesadillas are easy, handy meal for adults and kids BY KATIE WORKMAN The Associated Press If you have kids, then you know that thinking about dinner on Halloween is not easy. Quesadillas fit the bill nicely: Kids can pick up the cheesy wedges by hand and eat while they look around for the missing pieces of their costumes. After they are on their way, the quesadillas pair nicely with a glass of wine for the grown-ups left manning the door at home (and the friends who are will-

ing to hang out with them). This recipe's particular combination of cheese, chicken and vegetables makes my family happy, but quesadillas are a wonderful springboard for combining all kinds of ingredients, so feel free to use what you like and what's in your fridge. If you have left-over, simply cooked chicken, use it here. If not, this is what rotisserie chickens were meant for. The olives are optional, but my kids love them. These make fat quesadillas, which are so much more soul-satis-



Spinach, Mushroom and Chicken Quesadillas

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, any kind, or a mix 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 cup roughly chopped spinach Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 8 8-inch flour tortillas 1 cup shredded cooked chicken 1/4 cup chopped pitted black olives (optional) Sour cream and salsa to serve Combine the two cheeses in a small bowl. Heat 2 teaspoons of the butter in a skillet with a cover over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the mushrooms and sauté for about 8 minutes. The mushrooms will soften and probably release some liquid as they cook. Continue cooking until all of the liquid has been released, and evaporated, and the mushrooms start to brown a bit. Add the minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add the spin-

fying than flat, under-filled ones. I'd much rather have two wedges of slightly overstuffed quesadillas than four wedges of skinny ones. If you prefer differently, use more tortillas and fill them with less stuff. You can keep the quesadillas warm on a baking sheet in a 250-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut them into wedges just before serving. In addition to sour cream and salsa, guacamole or diced avocado makes fine toppings.

ach, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for two minutes until the spinach has wilted. Turn the vegetables onto a plate and set aside. Wipe out the skillet, then return it to medium heat and add a half teaspoon of butter. Place a tortilla in the pan and cook for 30 seconds, then flip the tortilla. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture over half of the quesadilla, and distribute about 1/8 (a couple of tablespoons) of both the sautéed vegetable mixture and the shredded chicken over the cheese, as well as some of the chopped olives, if desired. Top that with another 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese. Flip the bare half of the tortilla over the filling, cover the pan, and sauté for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is golden and the cheese has started to melt, then use a spatula to flip the half-moon quesadilla, and continue to cook, uncovered, until all of the cheese is melted and the underside is browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the quesadilla to a cutting board and let it sit for a minute before you slice into two or three wedges. Repeat until all of the quesadillas are cooked. Serve with salsa and sour cream. Nutrition information per serving: 569 calories; 259 calories from fat; 29 g fat (16 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 87 mg cholesterol; 628 mg sodium; 48 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 31 g protein.

October 19, 2016  
October 19, 2016