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Residents win rezoning battle Developers withdraw Oswego Highway proposal after petition BY BRISTOW MARCHANT bmarchant@theitem.com Developers have dropped their request to rezone almost 30 acres on Oswego Highway after the proposal drew a challenge from residents in the

surrounding neighborhood. Wen-Le Corp. had previously requested to rezone the undeveloped property to â&#x20AC;&#x153;multi-family residential,â&#x20AC;? which could have allowed for an apartment building or subdivision to be developed on the site. But the de-

velopment company dropped that proposal at Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sumter City Council meeting after neighbors submitted a petition to the Sumter CityCounty Planning Department opposing the request. Planning Director George Mc-

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Gregor told council members that his department received a petition dated Sept. 10 signed by 54 residents of the streets east of Bagnal Drive, whose properties border the 29.75-acre site SEE OSWEGO, PAGE A8

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Federal government provides final funds for $10M project BY BRADEN BUNCH bbunch@theitem.com A new training center for Central Carolina Technical College is fully funded after the federal government announced it would be providing about a quarter of the necessary funds for the project. Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration announced it HARDEE was awarding a $2.5 million grant to help fund the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center for the local technical college. This, coupled with the $7 million allocated by the South Carolina General Assembly during the past two years for the workforce development project, should bring the training center to its initial funding target. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This grant is an indication that the U.S. Department of Commerce considers Sumter to be a great investment,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Tim Hardee, President of Central Carolina Technical College. Hardee said he expects the new Broad Street training center to be up and running sometime in mid-2014 and that the building near the corner of Bultman Drive should have visible renovation activity soon.

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Finney to deliver USC’s Freeman lecture FROM STAFF REPORTS COLUMBIA — Poet and National Book Award winner Nikky Finney will deliver the University of South Carolina’s annual Adrenée Glover Freeman Memorial Lecture on Sept. 26. Finney, a native of Conway who grew up in Sumter and graduated from Sumter High School, joined the university’s faculty this fall as the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair of Southern

Literature and Creative Writing in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her presentation will take place from 7 to 8 FINNEY p.m. in the School of Law auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Her talk, titled “Diamonds in a Sawdust Pile,” explores the voice and vision of black Southern writers. It is one of the signature events of USC’s

yearlong commemoration for its 50th anniversary of desegregation. Finney, who has taught at the University of Kentucky since 1991, won the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry for her collection “Head Off & Split.” She was a writer, editor and photographer for the National Black Woman’s Project in Atlanta from 1984 to 1986 before turning her creative energy toward poetry. Since 1985, she

has published four collections of poetry, including “On Wings Made of Gauze,” “Rice,” and “The World is Round.” She also has published “Heartwood,” a collection of short stories, and edited “The Ringing Ear,” a poetry anthology. “The World is Round” won the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry, and “Rice” won a PEN America Open Book Award in 1995. USC’s Freeman lecture was established in 1993 in memo-

Art returns to galleries at USC Sumter

RIGHT: Betty Reese, a founder and current board member of the Elephant Ear Gallery, is seen just days before the gallery opened in 2010. The gallery and gift shop will celebrate its third anniversary Friday. BELOW: Martha Greenway signs a copy of “A Southern Sampler,” an anthology of stories, photos, art and recipes compiled by the Southern Sampler Artists Colony. She and other contributors will be signing copies of the book at Elephant Ear Gallery’s third anniversary celebration on Friday.

ry of Adrenée Glover Freeman, a Columbia lawyer who was active in civic affairs and served on the Community Advisory Board of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and its Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the African American Studies Program. For more information, visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/ wgst.

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VISIT THE GALLERY The Elephant Ear, 672 Bultman Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (803) 773-2268.

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Elephant Ear celebrates 3rd anniversary BY IVY MOORE ivym@theitem.com The Elephant Ear gallery will celebrate its third anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday with several special activities. The gallery at 672 Bultman Drive began as a cooperative of 27 local artists, offering them space to exhibit and sell their work, and making fine art and crafts available to the public at affordable prices. It continues to operate with that mission. Betty Reese, a founder and board member of the cooperative, said Elephant Ear artists, including herself, will be in and out of the gallery all day, talking to guests and giving demonstrations. “I’ll be set up to do palette knife paintings,” Reese said. “I’m really into that right now.” With about 20 artists showing their work at the gallery, Reese said, many mediums are represented, including fiber arts, photography, acrylics, oil, watercolor, collage and more. The professional arts continue to accept commissions and challenging special orders also. Reese noted that the Elephant Ear opened just as the recession was heading toward its height. “The last three years have not been without its ‘weak legs’ during financially trying times,” she said, “but (the gallery) has maintained its ability to stay open and lure Sumter community shoppers to shop locally. “Now, with a variety of vendors, the Elephant Ear is venturing into a new realm with more of a gift business feel than strictly an artists venue.” The gallery offers classes in both fine art and crafts for adults and

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children, and many artists create work in the shop, where customers can watch, Reese said. At several times during the year, the Elephant Ear sponsors art exhibits, speakers and other events. A book signing by a local author has also been featured during its anniversary celebrations. On Friday, Martha Dabbs Greenway, Myra Yeatts and other contributors to “A Southern Sampler” will sign copies of the anthology of poems, stories, photographs, art and recipes by members of the Southern Sampler Artists Colony. Books will be available for purchase at the gallery for $12.95. The colony was started in 2007 by Sumter natives Mary Brent DuCom Cantarutti and Greenway. Cantarutti has lived in California most of her adult life but returns home several times during the year, noting that “My soul is Southern.” Greenway returned to the Sumter

area 35 years ago and was involved with the arts primarily through the Sumter County Cultural Commission, for which she served as executive director for many years. She said, “The goal of the colony is to introduce artists from other areas to the South through weeklong residencies each spring. The first two were held in the Sumter area, and the next five were based on Sullivan’s Island. One of the weeklong residencies was led by an art historian; the rest have focused on writing and (have been) led by California author and writing instructor Linda Watanabe McFerrin.” The anthology is a compilation of works by participants and the storytellers, artists and chefs of the Sumter area and the Lowcountry. It contains stories by Sumter writers Brenda Remmes and Yeatts, poetry by Kathy China and recipes by Hugh China and Louise Bevan. Throughout the afternoon at Elephant Ear Gallery, they will be available for signing. Starting about lunch time, Reese said, Carletha Addison’s “Sumter Trolley Tours LLC will offer short complimentary rides from the Elephant Ear parking lot and around the area. This will go on until late afternoon, with rides lasting around 15 minutes.” Light refreshments will be served during the celebration, and one visitor to the anniversary celebration will receive a basket full of art-related items from the current vendors. Reese said the Elephant Ear accepts new artists through a jurying process. “There is always a consideration for new vendors who want to ‘start their own business,’” she said, “and we encourage them to apply at the Elephant Ear.”

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After several years’ hiatus, art has returned to the galleries at the University of South Carolina Sumter. Now on display in the Upstairs Gallery in the Williams Brice Edwards Administration Building is a collection of art photography from Dr. Richard E. Getty. “Reflections,” Getty’s digital photography display, can be seen through Dec. 14. It is free and open to the public. The display comprises 16 prints of reflections from glass and behind glass simultaneously. According to Getty, “At times the reflections in these prints are minimal, others are busy, and others suggest realities which could be, but are not, actually present.” Getty began his career as a professor of psychology, focusing in sensation and perception. He has studied photography since 1977 with help from friend and mentor John Rountree. He and his wife, Cara-lin Getty, often take pictures together and have a mutual appreciation of the visual arts. The Upstairs Gallery is located in the Williams Brice Edwards Administration Building on the USC Sumter campus. Hours for viewing are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of state holidays. Call (803) 938-3757 for more information.

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From left, members of Girl Scout Troop 3515 Brianna Morris, Clarissa Yanesh, Skylar Farrington and Hannah Giuffrida show off some of their favorite books. The Hillcrest Middle School sixth-graders are holding a book drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Simpson Hardware, 40 W. Wesmark Blvd., Sumter.

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Girl Scout troop collects books for Bronze Award BY JADE ANDERSON janderson@theitem.com

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Gently used books could soon get a new purpose, thanks to Girl Scout Troop 3515. The troop sponsored by Shaw Heights Baptist Church is collecting both used and new books to donate to the John K. Crosswell Home for Children, as well as the waiting areas at Sumter Pediatrics, FastER Care and Sumter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. While they are accepting books for ages 1 through 15, the troop members are hoping for some early reading books specifically for Crosswell, said Clarissa Yanesh, sixthgrader at Hillcrest Middle School. The Scouts will host a book drive from 10 a.m. to noon at Simpson Hardware, 40 W. Wesmark Blvd., on Saturday. Monetary donations will also be accepted during this drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been very blessed to have Simpson agree to work with us,â&#x20AC;? said Hannah Giuffrida, also a Hillcrest sixth-grader. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for them, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure we would be able to do it.â&#x20AC;? The idea sprang from troop leader Betty Farringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking about her recent experience with a car oil change. She had her 3-year-old with her, and the cable was out on the repair shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV. The waiting area had nothing to entertain her son during the three-hour wait. The troop was interested in conducting a Take Action project to try to earn a Bronze Award, and the girls latched on to the idea of providing books for chil-

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dren to read while waiting with their parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really, really like reading because a book can take you anywhere,â&#x20AC;? said Brianna Morris, sixth-grader at Hillcrest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are going to start getting entertained and like books. They are going to learn reading books can keep them entertained.â&#x20AC;? The Bronze Award is the highest Junior Girl Scouts can earn and requires the whole group to be involved in a project that requires at least 20 hoursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work and benefits the communi-

ty, Clarissa said. It also has to be sustainable, Farrington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do better than 20 hours,â&#x20AC;? said Skylar Farrington, also a sixth-grader at Hillcrest Middle and daughter of Betty Farrington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be way over.â&#x20AC;? It took some calling around and some work for the girls to organize the Take Action project, their leaders said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very impressed at how they have come together,â&#x20AC;? said Jaime Yanesh, co-leader of Troop 3515 and Clarissaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked really hard and became a true team.â&#x20AC;? Farrington agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thrilled,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put a lot of time into this, and one of them has even sacrificed her birthday party. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a struggle and tough at this age for them to actually pull together and be serious, so this has been amazing.â&#x20AC;? Collections boxes are also located at a number of area churches and schools through Sept. 26. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the schools have been ecstatic,â&#x20AC;? Farrington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The churches have been really supportive, too.â&#x20AC;? Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

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Bishop asks judge to reconsider in Episcopal case BY BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON — U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck has been asked to reconsider his dismissal of a federal lawsuit arising from the Episcopal schism in eastern South Carolina. Houck last month dismissed the action brought by Bishop Charles vonRosenberg and ruled that the legal issues should be settled in state court. The bishop represents parishes remaining with the national Episcopal Church following last year’s schism. vonRosenberg had asked the court to block Bishop

Mark Lawrence, heading parishes that left, from using the name and symbols of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. Lawrence and many parishes in the conservative diocese separated from the more liberal national church. Those parishes then sued in state court to protect use of the diocesan name and a half-billion dollars in property. In court documents filed Monday, vonRosenberg asks Houck to reconsider his decision dismissing the federal case. The filing argues Houck made two fundamental errors — applying the wrong legal

precedent to the case and finding that vonRosenberg’s federal complaint parallels the state court action. “In the interests of efficiency and judicial economy, Bishop vonRosenberg presents these errors for the court’s reconsideration prior to re-filing this action or appealing to the Fourth Circuit,” the documents said. The filing notes, as attorneys had argued before Houck earlier, that vonRosenberg is not a named party in the state lawsuit so his federal complaint should be allowed to go forward. The federal suit also alleges that the use of the diocesan symbols by the parish-

es that left the national church violates federal trademark law. Houck had ruled that “though Bishop vonRosenberg is not a named party in the state action, the right he possesses with regard to control of the diocese’s property and his office are already at stake in the state action.” He also ruled that the state of South Carolina has a strong interest in resolving the matter because the disputed symbols are registered with the Secretary of State. He added that hearing the case in state court is more efficient and that involving the federal courts would “constitute unnecessary entanglement” of issues.

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Bernardo Taverus Hardy, 32, of 214 Phifer St., was arrested Monday and charged with driving under suspension, third or subsequent offense; being a habitual traffic offender; and illegal possession of a firearm. At 2:02 p.m., Hardy was pulled over in the 300 block of Manning Avenue. Officers determined his license was suspended, and a search of the car also reportedly uncovered a black .380 handgun, which Hardy is prohibited from possessing because of a previous conviction. Ronnie Wayne Ard, 44, of 1566 Colin Road, Lake City, was arrested Monday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. At 8:40 p.m., Ard was reportedly inside a car parked in the 10300 block of Douglas Swamp Road. Ard reportedly claimed possession of an open container inside the car, and unspecified “drug paraphernalia” was also found inside the car. Rhonda Raylene Floyd, 38, of 1615 Colin Road, Lake City, was arrested Monday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and no proof of vehicle ownership. At

of medication, $40 in women’s clothing, a Chi hair dryer valued at $150, a Chi hair straightener valued at $200 and a child’s football and baseball glove valued at $20. A red 2004 Nissan Sentra was reportedly stolen from a home’s driveway in the first

block of Dixie Drive between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday. The car is valued at $3,000. The driver’s side door was reportedly left unlocked. A white 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe with purple stripes was reported stolen from the 3300 block of Kim Street in

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The following items were reportedly stolen from a home in the first block of Broad Court about 9:59 a.m. Saturday: a 9-inch Depo Internet Tablet valued at $100, a white iPod with a green case valued at $185, a phone charger valued at $30 and a Sanyo phone with a purple case valued at $400. A black 9 mm pistol valued at $500 was reportedly taken from a home in the 100 block of H Street between 8:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. The following items were reportedly stolen out of a 2005 Mazda GT parked in the fourth block of Alice Drive between 2 and 8 a.m. Friday: a blue-and-gold duffel bag valued at $10, a black-and-pink makeup bag with miscellaneous makeup inside valued at $400, a black iPhone with a black case valued at $100, a blue-and-gold wallet valued at $10, $50 worth

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The Pinedale Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. today at the South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. The meeting will focus on agenda items for 2014. Call Ferdinand Burns at (803) 968-4464. The Sumter Combat Veterans Group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at South HOPE Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive. All area veterans are invited to attend.

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NBC airs special on Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancer battle BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH Everybody loved Rhoda Morgenstern. Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to root for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mary Tyler Moore Showâ&#x20AC;? actress Valerie Harper to make a miraculous recovery from her recently diagnosed cancer? But at what point does the display of spunky fortitude become just another exercise in showbiz publicity? Having lived and performed in the spotlight, is it appropriate that someone face a fatal prognosis in public as well? Viewers genuinely interested in Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s march toward possible remission should not miss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valerieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story: A Meredith Vieira Specialâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., NBC). But watching her compete on the physically demanding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing With the Starsâ&#x20AC;? may be a bridge too far for some. â&#x20AC;˘ The sands of the hourglass run out for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Million Second Quizâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., NBC, TVPG), concluding tonight. The game show hosted by Ryan Seacrest saw its ratings decline on a fairly steady basis as its seconds ticked away. â&#x20AC;˘ Combining tongue-in-

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Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Highlights â&#x20AC;˘ SyFy offers a daylong marathon of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolutionâ&#x20AC;? (8 a.m. to midnight) to help fans of the NBC fantasy series catch up. â&#x20AC;˘ Jake Gyllenhaal appears on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside the Actors Studioâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., Bravo), hosted by James Lipton. â&#x20AC;˘ The Philadelphia Eagles host the Kansas City Chiefs in NFL Football (8:25 p.m., NFL Network). â&#x20AC;˘ The storm fills the wards on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anatomyâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., ABC, r, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ Contestants collaborate with diehard followers of the long-running series and design a special look for their super fans on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runwayâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).

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Series Notes On two helpings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Bang Theoryâ&#x20AC;? (CBS, r, TV-14) Leonard mulls a move (8 p.m.), a pep talk for the young (9 p.m.) * Graduation nears on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vampire Diariesâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., CW, r, TV14) * On two helpings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two and a Half Menâ&#x20AC;? (CBS, r, TV-14), Alan upgrades (8:30 p.m.), a cradle robbed (9:30 p.m.) * Old and in the way on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dadsâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14).

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bags and brightly colored, studded ball caps to cancer patients as part of her own charity, the Sparkle Caps Project. She came up with the idea for the caps while she was undergoing treatment herself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was starting radiation, I prayed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God, please use my journey to help others,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Heimbigner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then when I was walking in the hall, I passed two women and heard one say to the other, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cute cap.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Sparkle caps not only give patients something fun to wear, but they also serve the purpose of boosting a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-esteem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being bald, you know when you wore one, you would get a compliment,â&#x20AC;? she said. To find women for Chemo with Style, organizers pass out fliers at health fairs and local oncology offices, hoping to attract enough Sumter cancer patients to make the group as large and active as similar programs in other cities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Columbia and Orangeburg, they have fashion shows (in which) the women model. Those are their big fundraisers,â&#x20AC;? Tindal said. She hopes some of the women in Sumterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chemo with Style group could go on to participate in those fashion shows, and maybe one day, Sumter will even be able to put on one of its own. Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 774-1272.

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My sister had an extra dose of love, compassion BY DENNIS BRUNSON

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Zandee Michelle Brunson She came into this world on May 21, 1968, at 12:01 a.m. at Tuomey Hospital; she departed this world for eternal glory on Sept. 15, 2013, at 2:20 p.m. at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

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or 45 years, three months, 25 days, 14 hours, 19 minutes and how many ever precious seconds, I had the fortune and honor of being her brother. And what a special sister and person she was. Referred to as “Dee,” “Aunt Dee” or even “Dee Brunson,” along with her given name, Zandee was born with Down Syndrome. An extra chromosome in the body is the cause of Down Syndrome. With this extra chromosome though comes an extra dose of love and compassion. Such people were called mentally retarded at the time, and while the social norms were starting to change on the disorder, there was still a stigma attached to it. That didn’t matter to our parents, Jimmy and Mary Louise. Wherever we went, Zandee was there with us, proudly proclaimed as their daughter. Their reward was a child who loved them to death and was loved by many, many, many other people.

While Zandee may not have been able to express herself at times in the manner that we do, she was far from dumb. Zandee was smart, had plenty of common sense and a great sense of humor. She’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. Zandee went to Sumter Developmental Learning Center, a school for menZANDEE tally challenged people at the time, before going through Sumter School District 17. She attended Millwood Elementary, Alice Drive Middle and Sumter High, from which she graduated in 1989. During her time at SHS, Grady Locklear, a teacher at the school, organized trips to Disney World for the specialeducation classes. Zandee loved going on those trips, and there are plenty of pictures to prove it, but she was more than happy to see her momma a few days later. My mother sang in the gospel music group “The Heavenly Tones” for years, and where “Aunt Mary” went, Aunt Dee would go as well. The Heavenly Tones — Julie and Preston Mahoney, Glenda Devine, Bonnie and Bishop Young and countless oth-

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| ers — sang all across South Carolina and made several trips throughout the Southeast as well. Zandee would normally sing a song at the start of the group’s set; some of her favorites were “It’s Shouting Time In Heaven” and “Keep Walking.” The group also has a prison ministry, and Zandee was part of that as well, receiving certificates from two correctional facilities for her volunteer service. Julie said she has had people come up to her on the street who heard the group while they were incarcerated and they were led to turn their lives over to Jesus Christ because of Zandee’s witness. The words may not have always been clear, but the message was. Zandee was an integral part of Lemira Presbyterian Church. Whenever she walked through the doors of the church, she certainly livened things up. She loved the people of Lemira, and they loved her. While Zandee loved her gospel music, she had a wide range of musical tastes. If everybody had watched The Nashville Network the way Zandee did, it would still be on the air today. She loved her some Shania Twain, too,

her favorite song being “Man, I Feel Like A Woman.” She loved going to aerobics class with my wife, Alicia, and my daughter, Brooklyn, at the Sumter Family YMCA. Zandee had her own special routine that she did, and when “Funky Town” came through the speakers, she would take it to another level. Shouts of “Do that stuff, Leesha!” and “Get down, Brown!” could be heard throughout the room. Zandee was well known at FTC, where my wife is employed. If there was a party or shower going on amongst the FTC women and Zandee was able to go, she would be there with Alicia. Her special friend was Gail Lancaster. Zandee could often be heard on her cellphone, talking to Gail: “Hey Gail, whatcha doing?” You could say she was an honorary customer service representative. Now Zandee wasn’t perfect, as none of us are. She had a temper and could throw a fit when things didn’t go her way. Even though she couldn’t drive, she would have fits of road rage. “Dumb id-i-it” and “Me driver’s license” could be heard coming from the passenger seat. She even got sent to the principal’s office at Sumter High one time for kicking her classmate, James Gamble. She was sent to assistant principal Wilbert Dorsey,

who was a no-nonsense disciplinarian. Dorsey, who had a chopped speaking manner with a bit of a nasal twang, told Zandee’s teacher he said, “Now young lady…” Before he could say anything else, Zandee said, “Now, now, now, wait a minute Mr. Dorsey.” He said it took all he had not to bust out laughing. Zandee loved her nieces and nephews — Brooklyn (Blookley), Cameron (Cammie), Jonathan (Johnafin) and Alexandra (Zandria, often said in a melodious tone). In fact, she loved all of her aunts, uncles and cousins unconditionally. Zandee didn’t live as long a life as we would have liked, but she lived a good, full life thanks to my parents and the way they cared for her. God no doubt had his plan for all involved. Second Timothy 4:7 says: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,” and I Corinthians 9:24 says: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” These apply to Zandee Michelle Brunson. Enjoy the victory, Zandee. We will miss you, but you will always be with us. Dennis Brunson is the sports editor at The Item.

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ASHINGTON — About 30 years ago as a young reporter in Florida, I was assigned a series on gun control in response to gun violence, which had peaked in the U.S. in 1980. I began the series with profiles of three gun users, including a woman who had killed her would-be rapist, the owner of a sport shooting club and a convictKathleen ed murderer on PARKER death row at the Florida State Prison in Starke. Most dramatic was the woman, who was attacked as she entered her apartment after work one evening. She had just moved in and boxes were stacked floor-to-ceiling, nary a broom nor a pot to use in self-defense. In her panic, she suddenly remembered the small derringer in her purse, which still hung over her shoulder. Already, the man had her pinned against the wall. Reaching into her bag, she grabbed the gun, pressed it to his side and, boom! He died instantly. To my question, she replied: “Hell, yes, I’d do it again in a New York minute.” Or words to that effect.

Most chilling was the murderer, whose name I no longer recall. I do remember that his fingertips were oddly flared and he pressed them together, expanding and contracting his hands like a bellows. No doubt aware that I was nervous, he seemed amused by my questions. “Sure,” he chuckled. “I’m all for gun control. Because that means you won’t have a gun. And I will always have a gun.” All of which is to say, the conversation we’re having today about how to avert the next act of gun violence is nothing new. Yet, we seem always to fall into the same pro-con template when a fresh shooting occurs. Before we knew the name of the shooter who killed 12 civilians at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, social media were atwitter with the usual exclamations: More gun control! Guns don’t kill, people do! It is easy to become cynical when there’s nothing new to say and when, we know, nothing new will come of it. Gun control activists will push harder for tighter restrictions; Second Amendment champions will push back. The National Rifle Association will prevail. Hit repeat.

Despite the redundancy of our renditions, there are some differences in gun violence between today and more than three decades ago. Even though firearm deaths have decreased, the recent rash of spree killings — five incidents this year alone — justifies a heightened level of concern. Nearly 70 mass shootings have occurred since 1982, according to Mother Jones, 28 of them in just the past seven years. Half of the 12 deadliest mass shootings have occurred since 2007. Even so, for the sake of perspective, these represent a tiny fraction of total gun deaths. They’re more horrific, so we take greater no-

tice. But they represent less than 1 percent of all gun deaths between 1980 and 2008, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Indeed, nearly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides (19,392 of a total of 31,672 in the U.S. in 2010). In other words, the reflex to make tougher laws may be missing more important points. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t consider imposing restrictions on who owns guns, but as my guy in Starke suggested, there’s little comfort in forcing lawabiding citizens to submit to tighter controls knowing that criminals will not. As for the crazies who go on killing sprees, rules rarely apply.

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such characters than we used to — or that they seem more inclined to act on their impulses — may have less to do with guns than with underlying cultural causes. No, I’m not singling out video games or family dissolution or any other single factor, though none should be excluded. If we don’t take a serious look at the environment that spawns these individuals, we’ll likely be having this same conversation another 30 years from now. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost. com. © 2013, Washington Post Writers Group

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Thus, what we’re really fighting about in our national debate about guns is how to stop mentally ill people from wreaking havoc on society. And what are the causes that lead to the breakdowns that lead to the slaughter? No wonder we’d rather limit magazine sizes. Much more difficult to process and “fix” are the multitude of factors that lead a sick person to seek company in death. What we know about such people is that they tend to be loners and narcissists (low self-esteem, lacking in empathy, quick to take offense and blame others) who act impulsively and seek attention (and revenge) in dramatic and public ways. That we have more

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OSWEGO from Page A1 on the west side of Oswego Highway south of U.S. 378. During the same meeting, however, council decided to move forward with another proposal by WenLe to rezone a 51-acre site on the other side of Oswego Highway to “general commercial.” Originally, both of these rezoning proposals were coupled, but city council had declined to take action on the combined rezoning request during its last two meetings because of the opposition the proposals faced from neighbors. Some of the complaints by area residents included concerns about how the new development would impact their community, with residents fearing a new development could change the character of the neighborhood and possibly attract crime to the area. Colonial Drive resident Debbie Newman, one of the neighbors who spoke against the proposal at that hearing, addressed council again Tuesday after they approved the change on the commercial portion of the proposal. Newman said she didn’t have a problem with the other side of the Oswego development going forward but worried commercial development there could still cause problems for the area. “We’re going to need that road widened or something,” Newman

said. “If a business goes there, there’s going to be a lot more traffic, and Oswego Highway isn’t that wide.” Much of the opposition against the proposal had to do with the speculative nature of the rezoning. There were no proposals for what might go on the properties after the rezoning, which city council had questioned. “One issue was that there was no plan on what to do with the property,” Councilman Calvin Hastie told McGregor. But a proposal for a specific development isn’t necessary for a zoning request, McGregor said. Often an area would need to be rezoned in order to attract a business or for a developer to purchase the property. “Rezoning is open to any use that’s approved for that area,” he said. “You can’t attach specific conditions on how it could be used.” Council accepted the request to drop the multi-family rezoning and then approved the proposal for the commercial rezoning, both passing by unanimous vote. Members also approved second and final reading for seven residential properties on Alice Drive north of Wise Drive, which will also be rezoned for limited commercial use.

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house the local training for the Continental plant, but also provide training locations for other area manufacturers and house the school’s mechatronics department. Hardee has said the new facility will also allow the school to hopefully double the size of its mechatronics department, which he says is in high demand from local industry. Initial plans call for the 103,000-squarefoot facility to be renovated in stages as the school grows, with about half of the building renovated in the first stage.

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Development of the local technical college’s training center has been in the works for several years, spurred on by the need to provide training for future Continental Tire employees as part of an agreement reached by state and local officials with the company during the tire manufacturer’s initial recruitment to Sumter. Until the center opens, Central Carolina has been using multiple locations throughout the area — including the F.E. Dubose center in Manning — to handle the training for the tire manufacturer. The Broad Street center will not only

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Cops: Tired of Eagles music, woman stabs man NORTH CHARLESTON — There apparently was no peaceful, easy feeling when a North Charleston woman allegedly stabbed her roommate because she was fed up with his listening to the Eagles. North Charleston police said 54-year-old Vernett Bader is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature following the Monday night incident.

An incident report said police responded to a report of a stabbing and found Bader’s 64-year-old roommate with stab wounds to his arm, hand and elbow. The report said Bader grew angry as the roommate was listening to the Eagles and watching television with his brother. Police said she got a knife from a kitchen drawer and, when the men wrestled it away, went back and got another.

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Barons not looking past Hammond BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com The Hammond Skyhawks, usually the measuring stick for all teams in SCISA 3A football, already have as many losses through four weeks this year as they did all LANE of last year. Or in the previous 2 1/2 years combined. But Wilson Hall head coach Bruce Lane isn’t buying that the Skyhawks are finally going through a down cycle as the Barons get set to host them on Friday at

7:30 p.m. at Spencer Field. “Any team that thinks that will be the one down at the end of the game,” he said. Despite a 2-2 overall record and 2-1 mark in 3A, Hammond has played Charlotte Christian School — on of the top two teams in N.C. — and Orangeburg Prep, the current top-ranked 3A team in S.C. “They’ve played quality teams,” Lane said. “They’re a very good program. They’re not trying to reinvent themselves. They know what has worked in the past SEE BARONS, PAGE B4

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Crestwood running back Jason McDaniel (35) runs past a South Florence defender in the Knights’ 49-35 loss during last year’s meeting against the Bruins at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. Both teams come into tonight’s game unbeaten. The 3-0 Knights, who have already beaten an 4A team in the Gamecocks, will face a 4-0 South Florence squad in Florence.

Holding on to perfect Knights get early date with unbeaten Bruins BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS jdriggers@theitem.com

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Wilson Hall’s Jay Goodson (32) attempts to break the tackle of Thomas Sumter Academy’s Drew Stengel. Despite a 2-2 record, the unbeaten Barons are not taking perennial title contender Hammond lightly.

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The Crestwood Knights have seemingly found a winning formula through the first three weeks of the season — play a tough, close first half and then pull away in the second. It’s worked so far as CHS has gotten wins over Sumter, Lakewood and Wilson in similar fashion. The Knights are 3-0 for the second straight season as they preCROLLEY pare for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. road matchup against South Florence. “We had some big plays running the ball, a big pass play and a couple of big plays on defense in the second half,” CHS head coach Keith Crolley said of his squad’s latest victory. “It was a good game all the way around. “Our kids don’t quit. We fell behind early but we kept working and kept plugging away.”

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Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, center, and the rest of the Tigers open up Atlantic Coast Conference play today at N.C. State in Raleigh. Both teams are 2-0. CLEMSON GAMEDAY WHAT: (3) CLEMSON (2-0) AT N.C. STATE (2-0) WHEN: TODAY, 7:30 p.m. TV: ESPN RADIO: WWBD-FM 94.7, WPUB-FM 102.7

lose — four turnovers, three of them inside our own 20, against a good football team at their place? You can’t win that way. SEE CLEMSON, PAGE B3

Busch shakes off speeding penalty for big finish CHARLOTTE — Kurt Busch’s seventh speeding penalty of the season could have sunk his title hopes in the first Chase for the Sprint Cup championship race. He clearly had a top-10 car when he headed to pit road early in Sunday’s race at Chicago, and that speeding penalty assessed on Lap 80 dropped him to 35th in the field.

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BY JENNA FRYER The Associated Press

Crestwood blocked a punt for a safety and also had three takeaways on defense — with the first two coming in the first half and leading to scores. Jason McDaniel, The Item’s Offensive Player of the week, sealed the game with his second

Monarchs seek rare win over Berkeley

Tigers, Wolfpack open ACC play RALEIGH, N.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hasn’t forgotten what happened the last time his Tigers carried a top-10 ranking into North Carolina State. He’s focused on ensuring it doesn’t happen again Thursday night. The third-ranked Tigers (2-0) enter Raleigh with their highest ranking in 25 years and the Atlantic SWINNEY Coast Conference favorite is squarely in the national championship chase. That means they can’t afford a repeat of their inexplicably bad performance two years ago against the Wolfpack (2-0). Clemson, ranked No. 7 during that last visit, played without injured star receiver Sammy Watkins, gave up 27 second-quarter points and lost 37-13. Swinney called it “one of the most miserable games I’ve ever been a part of,” while Watkins said the Tigers “didn’t deal well with the success we had as a team.” “My job was to have the team ready, and when they’re not ready, that’s on me,” Swinney said. “We went up there and executed a plan to

Today Crestwood at South Florence, 7:30 p.m. Friday East Clarendon at Camden Military, 4 p.m. North Augusta at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Lee Central at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. Berkeley at Manning, 7:30 p.m. Scott’s Branch at Kingstree, 7:30 p.m. Hammond at Wilson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Heathwood Hall at Laurence Manning, 7:30 p.m. Thomas Sumter at Calhoun Academy, 7:30 p.m. Robert E. Lee at Thomas Heyward, 7:30 p.m. Richard Winn at Clarendon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

It also made him pretty angry, since Busch was convinced he was not speeding. “Chicago was a bogus thing in my KURT BUSCH mind,” Busch said. “My tach was green all the way down pit road,” he added. “There’s times when it might flicker red and then you hold your breath to see if you’re going to get by the police, in a

sense. Chicago was all green, never expected to be called in, and we were.” It was still bugging him when the race stopped for rain 30 laps later and Busch grumbled about it as he drove his Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet down pit road. But he had a five-plus hour rain delay to get over it, and did, rallying to an astonishing fourth-place finish. SEE NASCAR, PAGE B4

Manning High School head football coach Tony Felder will attempt something that’s never been done since he joined the Monarchs staff — beat Berkeley. The FELDER Monarchs (3-1) are on a 3-game winning streak after opening the season with an 18-15 loss against Timberland. It will be their last non-region contest before hosting Lakewood to open Region VI-3A play. “I think we kind of proved that we can come from behind,” the Monarchs head coach explained of Friday’s 34-15 win over Lake

City. “We were down 3-0 at halftime and came back, so I like that fight in the kids. “It was balanced win and it was a collaborated effort on the team’s part.” The Stags are coming off a 28-13 victory over 4A Cane Bay, their first victory of the season, after opening the season with consecutive losses to 4A squads – a 29-10 loss at Stratford and a 43-20 loss to Summerville. “They’ve got a gazillion formations and we’re going to have to be smart on defense and keep their offense off the field, which will keep scores off the board,” Felder said. “We also need to give our offense a chance to score.” SEE MONARCHS, PAGE B4

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Junior Varsity Football Sumter at North Augusta, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood at Lee Central, 6 p.m. Manning at Berkeley, 6 p.m. Wilson Hall at Hammond, 7 p.m. Laurence Manning at Heathwood Hall, 7 p.m. Calhoun Academy at Thomas Sumter, 6:30 p.m. Dillon Christian at Robert E. Lee, 6 p.m. Patrick Henry at Clarendon Hall, 6 p.m. B Team Football Sumter at North Augusta, 6 p.m. Camden Military at East Clarendon, 6 p.m. Wilson Hall at Hammond, 5 p.m. Laurence Manning at Heathwood Hall, 5 p.m. Varsity Girls Golf Spring Valley at Sumter (at Beech Creek Golf Club), TBA

Varsity Girls Tennis Sumter at Conway, 5 p.m. Johnsonville at East Clarendon, TBA Ben Lippen at Wilson Hall (at Palmetto Tennis Center), 4 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Sumter at Conway, 6 p.m. Darlington at Crestwood, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Lake City, 6:30 p.m. Hemingway at East Clarendon, 6 p.m. Scott’s Branch at Carvers Bay, 6 p.m. Orangeburg Prep at Thomas Sumter, 6 p.m. Patrick Henry at Clarendon Hall, 5:30 p.m. Junior Varsity Volleyball Sumter at Conway, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Lake City, 5:30 p.m. Orangeburg Prep at Thomas Sumter, 5 p.m. Patrick Henry at Clarendon Hall, 4:30 p.m. B Team Volleyball Thomas Hart at Robert E. Lee, 4:30 p.m.


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SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO Today 9 a.m. – Professional Golf: European Tour Italian Open first round from Turin, Italy (GOLF). 1 p.m. – Europa League Soccer: Valencia vs. Swansea (FOX SPORTS 1). 1 p.m. – Professional Golf: PGA Tour Championship first round from Atlanta (GOLF). 1 p.m. – UEFA Champions League Soccer: Zulte Waregem vs. Wigan (FOX SPORTS SOCCER PLUS). 3 p.m. – Europa League Soccer: Tottenham vs. Tromso (FOX SPORTS 1). 3 p.m. – UEFA Champions League Soccer: Real Betis vs. Lyon (FOX SPORTS SOCCER PLUS). 3 p.m. – Women’s College Soccer: Michigan State at Nebraska (BIG TEN NETWORK). 3:30 p.m. -- America’s Cup Yachting: Oracle Team USA vs. Emirates Team New Zealand Day Eight from San Francisco (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 6:05 p.m. -- Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXYFM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. – WNBA Basketball: Conference Semifinal Playoffs, Teams TBA (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Baltimore at Boston or Texas at Tampa Bay (MLB NETWORK). 7:30 p.m. – College Football: Clemson at N.C. State (ESPN, WWBD-FM 94.7, WPUBFM 102.7). 7:30 p.m. – College Football: Texas Southern at Jackson State (ESPNU). 7:30 p.m. -- NHL Preseason Hockey: Toronto at Ottawa (NHL NETWORK). 8 p.m. – NFL Football: Kansas City at Philadelphia (NFL NETWORK). 8 p.m. – College Football: West Alabama at Florida Tech (CBS SPORTS NETWORK). 9 p.m. – WNBA Basketball: Conference Semifinal Playoffs, Teams TBA (ESPN2).

COLLEGE FOOTBALL By The Associated Press (Subject to change) Today SOUTH Texas Southern (0-2) at Jackson St. (1-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 FAR WEST Boise St. (2-1) at Fresno St. (2-0), 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 EAST Wake Forest (1-2) at Army (1-2), Noon Vanderbilt (1-2) at UMass (0-3), Noon Georgetown (1-2) at Brown (0-0), 12:30 p.m. Tulane (2-1) at Syracuse (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Yale (0-0) at Colgate (0-3), 1 p.m. Columbia (0-0) at Fordham (3-0), 1 p.m. Chowan (1-1) at Sacred Heart (3-0), 1 p.m. Lincoln (Pa.) (1-1) at St. Francis (Pa.) (0-2), 2 p.m. Bucknell (1-0) at Cornell (0-0), 3 p.m. Stony Brook (1-1) at Villanova (0-2), 3 p.m. Kent St. (1-2) at Penn St. (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Arkansas (3-0) at Rutgers (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Wagner (1-2) at Delaware (2-1), 6 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) (0-3) at Holy Cross (1-2), 6 p.m. Lafayette (0-2) at Penn (0-0), 6 p.m. Lehigh (2-0) at Princeton (0-0), 6 p.m. CCSU (0-3) at Albany (NY) (1-2), 7 p.m. Michigan (3-0) at UConn (0-2), 8 p.m. SOUTH Middle Tennessee (2-1) at FAU (1-2), Noon North Carolina (1-1) at Georgia Tech (2-0), Noon FIU (0-3) at Louisville (3-0), Noon Marshall (2-1) at Virginia Tech (2-1), Noon North Texas (2-1) at Georgia (1-1), 12:21 p.m. Pittsburgh (1-1) at Duke (2-1), 12:30 p.m. Warner (0-3) at Jacksonville (1-2), 1 p.m. Jacksonville St. (3-0) at Georgia St. (0-3), 2 p.m. Davidson (0-2) at Johnson C. Smith (2-0), 2 p.m. Southern U. (1-2) at MVSU (0-3), 2 p.m. Towson (3-0) at NC Central (2-1), 2 p.m. SE Louisiana (1-2) at Samford (2-1), 3 p.m. Northwestern St. (2-1) at UAB (0-2), 3 p.m. Tennessee (2-1) at Florida (1-1), 3:30 p.m. West Virginia (2-1) at Maryland (3-0), 3:30 p.m. VMI (1-2) at Virginia (1-1), 3:30 p.m. Mars Hill (1-1) at W. Carolina (0-3), 3:30 p.m. SC State (1-2) vs. Benedict (2-0), at Columbia, S.C., 4 p.m. Charleston Southern (3-0) at Norfolk St. (02), 4 p.m. Arkansas St. (2-1) at Memphis (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Grambling St. (0-3) at Alabama St. (1-2), 6 p.m. Hampton (0-3) at Coastal Carolina (3-0), 6 p.m. Appalachian St. (0-2) at Elon (1-2), 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (3-0) at Florida St. (2-0), 6 p.m. Charlotte (2-1) at James Madison (2-1), 6 p.m. Berry (0-1) at Mercer (2-0), 6 p.m. The Citadel (1-2) at Old Dominion (1-2), 6 p.m. Liberty (2-1) at Richmond (1-2), 6 p.m. Colorado St. (1-2) at Alabama (2-0), 7 p.m. Savannah St. (1-2) at Miami (2-0), 7 p.m. E. Kentucky (1-2) at Morehead St. (0-3), 7 p.m. Langston (0-2) at Nicholls St. (1-2), 7 p.m. Birmingham-Southern (2-0) at Stetson (1-1), 7 p.m. Morgan St. (0-3) at W. Kentucky (1-2), 7 p.m. Rhode Island (1-2) at William & Mary (2-1), 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb (2-1) at Wofford (2-1), 7 p.m. Troy (2-1) at Mississippi St. (1-2), 7:30 p.m. Auburn (3-0) at LSU (3-0), 7:45 p.m. Weber St. (1-2) at McNeese St. (3-0), 8 p.m. Tennessee St. (2-1) at Tennessee Tech (2-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Toledo (1-2) at Cent. Michigan (1-2), Noon W. Michigan (0-3) at Iowa (2-1), Noon Louisiana Tech (1-2) at Kansas (1-1), Noon San Jose St. (1-1) at Minnesota (3-0), Noon Florida A&M (1-2) at Ohio St. (3-0), Noon Ball St. (2-1) at E. Michigan (1-2), 1 p.m. Indianapolis (2-0) at Drake (0-2), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (0-3) at Ohio (2-1), 2 p.m. SE Missouri (0-2) vs. S. Illinois (1-2) at St. Louis, 2 p.m. Murray St. (2-1) at Bowling Green (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Delaware St. (0-2) at N. Dakota St. (2-0), 3:30 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-0) at Nebraska (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Maine (3-0) at Northwestern (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Michigan St. (3-0) at Notre Dame (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (1-2) at Wisconsin (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati (2-1) at Miami (Ohio) (0-2), 4 p.m. Duquesne (1-1) at Youngstown St. (2-1), 4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (1-2) at Akron (1-2), 6 p.m. Dartmouth (0-0) at Butler (2-1), 6 p.m. Abilene Christian (3-0) at Illinois St. (0-2), 7 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (1-2) at Missouri St. (0-3), 7 p.m. E. Illinois (3-0) at N. Illinois (2-0), 7 p.m. Missouri (2-0) at Indiana (2-1), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Houston (2-0) at Rice (1-1), 3 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (2-1) at Baylor (2-0), 4 p.m. Alcorn St. (2-1) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (0-3), 7 p.m. Alabama A&M (1-2) at Prairie View (1-2), 7 p.m. Incarnate Word (2-1) at Sam Houston St. (2-1), 7 p.m. Montana St. (2-1) at Stephen F. Austin (1-2), 7 p.m. SMU (1-1) at Texas A&M (2-1), 7 p.m. Texas St. (2-0) at Texas Tech (3-0), 7 p.m. Bacone (2-1) at Lamar (1-2), 8 p.m. Kansas St. (2-1) at Texas (1-2), 8 p.m. UTSA (1-2) at UTEP (1-1), 8 p.m.

| MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 92 60 .605 – Tampa Bay 82 68 .547 9 Baltimore 80 70 .533 11 New York 79 72 .523 121/2 Toronto 69 81 .460 22 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 88 63 .583 – Cleveland 82 69 .543 6 Kansas City 79 72 .523 9 Minnesota 64 86 .427 231/2 Chicago 60 91 .397 28 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 89 62 .589 – Texas 82 68 .547 61/2 Los Angeles 73 78 .483 16 Seattle 66 85 .437 23 Houston 51 100 .338 38 Tuesday’s Games Toronto 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Detroit 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 3, Boston 2 Texas 7, Tampa Bay 1 Cincinnati 10, Houston 0 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 2, L.A. Angels 1 Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 3 Seattle 8, Detroit 0 Baltimore at Boston, late Texas at Tampa Bay, late Cincinnati at Houston, late Cleveland at Kansas City, late Today’s Games Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Detroit (Fister 12-9), 1:08 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 6-9) at Cleveland (U. Jimenez 12-9), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-11) at Toronto (Redmond 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 16-6) at Boston (Lackey 9-12), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 12-9) at Tampa Bay (M. Moore 15-3), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 9-12) at Oakland (Straily 10-7), 10:05 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 89 62 .589 – Washington 81 70 .536 8 Philadelphia 71 80 .470 18 New York 67 83 .447 211/2 Miami 55 96 .364 34 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 88 63 .583 – Pittsburgh 87 64 .576 1 Cincinnati 86 66 .566 21/2 Milwaukee 67 83 .447 201/2 Chicago 63 88 .417 25 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 87 64 .576 – Arizona 76 74 .507 101/2 San Diego 70 80 .467 161/2 San Francisco 70 81 .464 17 Colorado 69 83 .454 181/2 Tuesday’s Games Washington 6, Atlanta 5, 1st game Washington 4, Atlanta 0, 2nd game Philadelphia 6, Miami 4 San Diego 5, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 8, N.Y. Mets 5 Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 10, Houston 0 St. Louis 11, Colorado 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 3 Wednesday’s Games San Diego 3 Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 5, Washington 2 N.Y. Mets 5, San Francisco 4 Miami at Philadelphia, late Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late Cincinnati at Houston, late St. Louis at Colorado, late L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, late Today’s Games San Diego (Kennedy 6-9) at Pittsburgh (Cole 8-7), 12:35 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 12-9) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-7), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 2-2) at Milwaukee (Lohse 10-9), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 3-1) at Colorado (Oswalt 0-6), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 13-10) at Arizona (Miley 10-10), 3:40 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 4-4) at Washington (Strasburg 7-9), 7:05 p.m.

NFL STANDINGS By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 2 0 0 1.000 36 31 Miami 2 0 0 1.000 47 30 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 28 30 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 45 46 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 61 52 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 41 41 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 40 39 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 11 47 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 41 34 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 41 55 Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 16 37 Pittsburgh 0 2 0 .000 19 36 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 45 18 Denver 2 0 0 1.000 90 50 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 36 30 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 61 61 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 1 1 0 .500 52 48 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 63 60 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 54 77 Washington 0 2 0 .000 47 71 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 39 31 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 48 47 Carolina 0 2 0 .000 30 36 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 31 34 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 2 0 0 1.000 55 51 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 55 49 Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 66 54 Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 54 65 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 41 10 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 51 55 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 37 57 Arizona 1 1 0 .500 49 48 Thursday, Sep. 19 Kansas City at Philadelphia, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 22 San Diego at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New England, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.

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JV Knights hold off Bruins Tre Davis rushed for three touchdowns, including the gamewinning score with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, to lift the Crestwood junior varsity football team to a 30-26 victory over South Florence on Wednesday, Knights’ quarterback Tylas Greene connected with Tyric Gadson on a 21-yard pass play for the other Crestwood touchdown. Greene also threw for two twopoint conversions and ran for another to close out the Crestwood scoring. The victory lifts the Crestwood JV team to 3-1 on the season. They will host Lake City at 6 p.m. next Thursday. MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL ALICE DRIVE MAYEWOOD

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Zion Vaughn rushed for an 18yard touchdown and David Smith added 70 yards rushing and a two-point conversion to lead the Alice Drive Middle School football team past Mayewood Middle School 8-0 on Wednesday. Cooper Motta led the Hawks’ defense with six tackles in the game, while DJ Smith had five tackles and Ramere Roach tallied four tackles and an interception. Vaughn, who scored the game’s only touchdown, also added four tackles. With the win, Alice Drive moves to 2-0 on the season. Their next game will be at home against Furman at 5 p.m. Wednesday. FURMAN EBENEZER

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Travon Caldwell had 220 yards rushing, one rushing touchdown and a 75-yard kickoff return for another touchdown to help power Furman Middle School past Ebenezer Middle School 22-14 on Wednesday. Tiquarius Brown added a touchdown and two two-point conversions to round out the Fur-

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man scoring. Brown also added eight tackles, to lead the Indians’ defense. Furman moves to 2-0 with the win, while Ebenezer falls to 0-2. BATES HILLCREST

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Zykeim Jackson rambled for a 10-yard touchdown for the Bates Middle School football team, leading them to 6-0 victory over Hillcrest in an otherwise defensive battle on Wednesday. Kenny Stann and Trashae Jett led the Bates defense, each recording six tackles for the game. The win moved Bates to 1-0 on the season, while Hillcrest fell to 0-2. Bates will travel to Mayewood next week. VARSITY TENNIS THOMAS SUMTER PALMETTO CHRISTIAN

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The Thomas Sumter Academy varsity girls’ tennis team defeated Palmetto Christian 8-1 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Daniel Island on Wednesday. The victory moves the Lady Generals move to 6-2 on the season.

SINGLES 1 – Calder (PC) defeated H. Jenkins 6-2, 6-3 2 – Green (TSA) defeated Quinn 6-3, 6-0 3 – B. Jenkins (TSA) deated Goolsby 6-1, 6-4 4 – Chappell (TSA) defeated Rippell 6-2, 6-2 5 – Townsend (TSA) defeated Quinn 6-0, 6-0 6 – Decker (TSA) defeated Crandle 6-3, 6-3 DOUBLES 1 – Green/Chappell (TSA) defeated Campbell/Goolsby 8-1 2 – Patterson/Houde (TSA) defeated Parnell/Jiemize 8-2 3 – McFarland/Twohig (TSA) defeated Campbell/Kizer 8-4

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The Heathwood Hall junior varsity tennis team defeated Wilson Hall 6-3 at the Palmetto Tennis Center on Wednesday. The Barons’ next match is 4 p.m. Monday at the PTC against Carolina Academy. SINGLES 1--F. James (HH) def DuBose 6-4, 6-1 2--Barr (HH) def. Barnes 7-5, 6-0 3--Lord (HH) def. Segars 6-0, 6-4 4--Guldan (WH) def. Merritt 6-3, 7-5 5--McCreight (WH) def. Mullins 6-1, 7-5

6--Brunson (WH) def. Leidinger 7-5, 6-0 DOUBLES 1--Phillips/McLeod (HH) def. DuBose/McCreight 8-0 2--Smith/Gaton (HH) def. Barnes/Segars 8-1 3--Lauterbach/M. James (HH) def. Guldan/Brunson 8-3

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY WH THIRD, TSA FIFTH

ORANGBURG— Wilson Hall and Thomas Sumter boys cross country teams each finished in the top five on Wednesday at the Orangeburg Prep Invitational at Edisto Gardens. The Barons finished third overall led by Trey Davis, who won the race. Davis was followed by Drew Reynolds (7), Scott Harvin (9), Matthew Tavarez (15) and Bryce Lyles. The Barons will host the Wilson Hall Invitational next Wednesay at Patriot Park. Josh McCoy led the Generals to a fifth place finish after coming in 42nd overall. He was followed by Tucker Chapman (43), David Crotts (51) and Zach Fugate (54). GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY WH WINS, TSA FIFTH

ORANGBURG— Wilson Hall and Thomas Sumter girls cross country teams each finished in the top five on Wednesday at the Orangeburg Prep Invitational at Edisto Gardens. The Lady Barons won the event while TSA took fifth. WH’s Julia Ladson won the girls race with teammate Anna Lyles taking second. Other top finishers for the Lady Barons were Nicolette Fisher (9), Amanda Doseth (10) and Jessica Tetterton (15). Atlanta Haynes led TSA placing 33rd overall followed by Anne Marie Kildron (38), Julie Coffey (40) and Emily DeMonte (54). In a race at Sumter High last Tuesday, the WH girls placed first, with Anna Lyles finishing first overall and Ladson second. The boys came in third, with Trey Davis finshing second overall.

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Browns trade Richardson to Colts BEREA, Ohio — Trent Richardson didn’t fit into the Browns’ plans. They’re pushing forward without him. Cleveland traded the powerful running back to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, a stunning move just two games into this season and only one year after drafting Richardson in the first round. Richardson was dealt for a first-round selection in next year’s draft, when the Browns will have two openinground picks and 10 overall. Cleveland is rebuilding and the team hopes to use those picks — seven in the first four rounds — to help turn around a floundering franchise mired in losing for more than a decade. BOXING CHAMP NORTON DIES

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Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday. The Browns (0-2), struggling on offense under new coach Rob Chudzinski, also announced they will also bring in veteran running back Willis McGahee for a physical.

mer heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local

care facility, his son said. He was 70. CLADY LOST FOR SEASON

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning will have a new left tackle protecting his blindside

after the Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. Clady hurt his left foot Sunday when New York Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins rolled up on him while the Broncos were trying to run out the clock in their 41-23 win. Clady will soon undergo surgery for what’s being called a Lisfranc tear, which involves a separation of ligaments and joints in the foot. GOLDSON WINS APPEAL

TAMPA, Fla. — Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson’s one game suspension has been reduced to a $100,000 fine for his helmet-tohelmet hit on Darren Sproles of New Orleans. From wire reports

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Braves rally past Nationals for 5-2 win WASHINGTON — Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each homered in a three-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals for a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, lowering their magic number for clinching the NL East title to two games. PADRES PIRATES

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PITTSBURGH — San Diego’s Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. UPTON

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NEW YORK — Josh Satin hit a two-run single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Wednesday night. AMERICAN LEAGUE

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CHICAGO — Scott Diamond pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since June, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday. ANGELS ATHLETICS

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Hamilton hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday. YANKEES BLUE JAYS

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TORONTO — Vernon Wells had a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning, Mariano Rivera earned a four-out save and the New York Yankees rallied from three runs down to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night and snap a four-game skid. From wire reports


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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has directed his new team in Kansas City, Mo. to a 2-0 start. The former Eagles coach will face his old team 8:25 p.m. tonight in Philadelphia.

Reid downplays return to Philly BY ROB MAADDI The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Andy Reid cleared his throat, uttered some familiar phrases and downplayed his return to Philadelphia. Same old Andy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at right now,â&#x20AC;? Reid said when asked if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be emotional when his Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) play the Eagles (1-1) on Thursday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel that way. If we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t playing a football game against a good football team, maybe your mind goes there. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see my mind going there. My mind is going to be on the job at hand and what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get accomplished in a tough place to play.â&#x20AC;? Clearly, Reid is still a stoic guy. But he also has to be aware of the spicy plot in which he is the centerpiece? Reid led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances, six division titles, five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl before he was fired after going 4-12 last year in his 14th season. While heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off to an excellent start with the Chiefs, who were 2-14 last year, Chip Kelly has reinvigorated the Eagles and their fans with his fast-paced offense and all-around energy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have great respect for Andy,â&#x20AC;? Kelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a coach in the NFL, anybody head coaches in one spot for 14 years, you kind of look to them and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holy Smokes!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; If you just walk down these hallways and look at the championships, the division championships, the conference championships, what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a huge impact on this organization. Five things to watch for in Chiefs-Eagles: WHAT GIVES ON THE GROUND?

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Coyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NFL-best 237 yards rushing, the Eagles are second in the league with 352 yards on the ground. The Chiefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense is second against the run, allowing 54 yards per game. Something has to give. Last week, the Chargers geared up to stop the run, so McCoy had a big day catching the ball. KC may be strong enough up front to contain the run without having to commit an extra defender in the box. The team that wins this battle likely wins the game. PASS-HAPPY ANDY VS. POROUS SECONDARY

Reid has always employed a pass-first philosophy and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no different with the Chiefs. Alex Smith has thrown on 59 percent of Kansas Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays, excluding his scrambles that probably started as pass plays. The Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; woeful secondary only gives Reid more incentive to pass, allowing 748 yards passing, third worst in the league. BLOCKING POE

Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe already has 3½ sacks, including 2½ on Tony Romo last week. The big guy is a disruptive force and presents a difficult challenge for the Eagles. MISTAKE-FREE MIKE

Michael Vick is off to an excellent start in Chip Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up-tempo offense. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making smart decisions, protecting the ball and operating the read option to perfection. Vick threw for a career-best 428 yards last week and has a 119.0 passer rating. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accounted for six TDs (four passing, two rushing) and zero interceptions. TIRED LEGS

The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to start the season with three games in 11 days. The Chiefs are playing their third game in 12 days. Expect some weary players out there.

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ATLANTA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; No matter what happens at the Tour Championship, Tiger Woods is assured of being No. 1 in the world and No. 1 on the PGA Tour money list. Everything else is up for grabs. Woods has five wins this year, and no one else has more than two. Even so, the parity among top players this year is illustrated by how many of them have something to play for at East Lake when the Tour Championship gets underway Thursday. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than just the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two trophies here this week, and also potentially throwing my name in a player of the year debate, which I think is quite a prestigious honor amongst the company that I play golf against,â&#x20AC;? Masters champion Adam Scott said. The two trophies are the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, and they have gone to the same player four out of seven years. Woods already is assured of winning the Ar-

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Tiger Woods will try to finish his season strong as both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup are on the line this weekend.

nold Palmer Award for leading the money list, which will be the 10th time in his career. He appears safe to win the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average. Going into East Lake, his scoring average of 68.87 is slightly ahead of Steve Stricker (69.02). This is one time when figuring out who wins the FedEx Cup â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a reset of points and all the projections â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will be easier than predicting the player of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to get a sixth win, how about that?â&#x20AC;? Woods said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what happens.â&#x20AC;? A victory would in-

deed give Woods six this year, including two World Golf Championships, The Players Championship and the Tour Championship, along with the FedEx Cup. That would make it a fairly simple choice and allow players to overlook no majors when casting their votes. Scott not only has a green jacket, he won the opening playoff event at The Barclays. He could make a strong case with three wins â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all against strong fields â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a major and the Fed Ex Cup. Phil Mickelson has a claret jug from the British Open, where he pro-

CLEMSON from Page B1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully these guys on our team have grown through their whole team experience, and will put their best foot forward.â&#x20AC;? While that experience is one the Tigers would like to forget, it offers confidence for the Wolfpack and first-year coach Dave Doeren. He inherited a team that followed its upset of Clemson with a come-from-behind win against No. 3 Florida State last year with a last-minute touchdown. Doeren is hoping that his team, a two-touchdown underdog, can upset a top-10 team for the third straight season. It also marks the Wolfpackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first ACC game under Doeren, the former Northern Illinois coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those games arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to win this game for us,â&#x20AC;? Doeren said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But at least thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guys in the room that remember. Our young guys are just out there playing. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know any better. For the older guys, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a source of pride and our fans obviously are a big part of those wins with the noise we can generate on third down and

on key moments defensively.â&#x20AC;? Here are five things to watch in Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clemson-N.C. State matchup: TEMPO

Both teams like to get plenty of snaps in no-huddle schemes. Quarterback Tajh Boyd directs Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attack, which averaged nearly 86 plays in wins against highly ranked Georgia and South Carolina State. N.C. State averaged about 82 plays in its wins against Louisiana Tech and Richmond. That could lead to some worn-out defenses Thursday night. WOLFPACKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SECONDARY

N.C. State struggled to slow Richmond quarterback Michael Strauss, who completed 29 of 45 passes for 300 yards and two scores on Sept. 7. In addition, four Spiders grabbed at least five passes in the 23-21 win by the Wolfpack. N.C. Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secondary, which lost three of its four starters from 2012, will face even more pressure from Boyd and Watkins. DAYES & CREECY

N.C. State running backs Tony Creecy and freshman Matt Dayes

duced one of the greatest final rounds in major championship history. He won the Phoenix Open this year after coming within a fraction of an inch of shooting 59. He could bring the same credentials as Scott if he were to win the Tour Championship, boosted by having been a runnerup at the U.S. Open and the sentimental factor of having never won player of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be hard not to give him the vote,â&#x20AC;? Scott said of Mickelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then he has three wins with a major, and Tiger has five wins, and Phil has the FedEx Cup. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty strong case to say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Phil.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But if you feel like five wins is more impressive, you can put Tiger. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know. I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a strong case to argue for both.â&#x20AC;? Woods also knows this is a big week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This tournament has a lot of value to it,â&#x20AC;? Woods said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are guys who have won a couple times, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had major championships in there. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won five times. I think that this week has a lot to do with it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up for grabs for player of the year.â&#x20AC;?

could play a big role in keeping the Wolfpack in this one. N.C. State must move the chains to sustain drives while keeping Boyd and the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense on the sidelines. Dayes has already scored four touchdowns in his first two games. THOMASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GROWTH

N.C. State lost starting quarterback Brandon Mitchell to a broken foot on the third series of the season opener. That meant Colorado State transfer Pete Thomas had to take over leading an offense thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better suited to Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skillset. Doeren said Thomas has benefited from his increased practice work with the starters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a defense like this one yet so this will be a tough test,â&#x20AC;? Doeren said. PEAKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ABSENCE

This will be Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first game since losing second-leading receiver Charone Peake to a season-ending knee injury in practice. That means reserve Adam Humphries is expected to move into the starting lineup. Humphries has started five of 29 games in his career with 63 catches and one touchdown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where this really hurts us is our depth,â&#x20AC;? Swinney said.

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GLADYS V. GIBSON MANNING — Gladys Vivian Billups Gibson, 94, widow of Edmond Wesley Gibson Sr., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Windsor Manor Nursing Center, Manning. She was born Sept. 25, 1919, in the Sammy Swamp section of Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Clyde and Elease Stokes Billups. The family is receiving friends at the home of her daughter, Cathy Scippo, 21 Branch St., Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. WILLIAM O. JONES William Oneal Jones, 50, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 6, 1962, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Donald and Thelma Wells Jones. The family will re-

ceive friends and relatives at the home, 137A Highland Ave., Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

HENRY P. MARTIN Sr. Henry P. Martin Sr., widower of Dorothy West Martin, of 11589 Camp Mac Boykin Road, Pinewood, entered eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born June 12, 1941, he was a son of the late Paul Boatman Martin and Virginia Ferry Martin. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home. Funeral plans will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter. JOHNNIE SINGLETON Johnnie “Buck” Singleton, 78, widower of

Marie Louise Widener Singleton, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Sumter Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Charlie Ellis Singleton and Marie Walker Singleton. Mr. Singleton was of the Pentecostal faith. He retired from Korn Industries. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Cramer (Jeff); two grandchildren, Brian Cramer (Cassandra) and Jeffery Cramer; and one greatgrandson, Thomas Cramer, all of Warner Robins, Ga. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Singleton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Walkers Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Nat Brown officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www. sumterfunerals.com.

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BONNIE LOPEZ Bonnie Gene Creech Lopez, 86, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Okeene, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence T. and Hazel B. Hamilton Creech. She retired from the U.S. Census Bureau. Survivors include four children, Lloyd Ray Horton of Sumter, Bonnie Sue Hutchins of Cape Coral, Fla., Lawrence E. “Gene” Horton (Alana) of Wichita, Kan., and Randall L. “Randy”

Horton (Tammy) of Piggott, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; one brother, Warren Creech of Texas; and one sister, Gwen Daniels of Kansas. Services will be private. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

PAMELA JEAN ZEICH Pamela Jean Zeich, age 71, beloved wife of Alan J. Zeich, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

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vices for Alfair Jackson will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Palmer Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Palmer Memorial Chapel of Columbia is in charge. Mr. Jackson died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Wilson Sr. and Amanda Granison Jackson. Alfair attended the public schools of Sumter County. He was baptized and became a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Dalzell. Surviving are his children, sister, brother, grandchildren, other relatives and friends. The family would appreciate tributes on their memorial website found at www.palmermemorialchapel. com.

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NASCAR from Page B1 Busch heads into Sunday’s race at New Hampshire tied for fifth in the Chase standings, 23 points behind leader Matt Kenseth. The speeding penalties are a concern, and Busch conceded his team needs to be careful the remaining nine races. “We’re setting our pit road tachometer too aggressively and too close to the margin, so we just have to be more conservative,” he said. “The thing that has to be clear internally with Furniture Row Racing is that the guy setting the tach isn’t going conservative on his own, and then I’m going doubly conservative to make sure we’re not too conservative once we’re out performing, because we have to perform in this Chase. “We can’t lose spots on pit road with slow pit stops and we can’t lose spots on pit road driving too slow in a speed zone.” ENGINE WOES?

Matt Kenseth goes into Round 2 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with an eight point lead over Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch. With five-time champion Jimmie Johnson lurking right behind them — he’s just 11 points out of the lead — neither can breathe easy. Their own equipment may be cause for some sleepless nights. JGR teammate Denny Hamlin suffered an engine failure late in Sunday night’s race at Chicago, and Brian Vickers also had an issue, giving manufacturer Toyota two engine failures in

the same race. “It’s always a concern breaking any kind of parts, having any kind of failure, anything that’s going to take you out of a good finish when you’re trying to race for a championship and stay in contention,” said Kenseth, who will make his 500th career Sprint Cup start on Sunday. “There’s not a lot we can do about it. You try to get all the information you can, try to control all the things you can, try to be easy on any parts or pieces that could possibly break. “Certainly engines are one of the most critical pieces, and they take a lot of abuse. I guess you maybe always worry about that a little bit.” Toyota also had issues three races ago at Atlanta, where four engines had problems. Hamlin suffered two engine failures that weekend — one in Saturday practice, one in the race, Vickers lost an engine on Friday, and Clint Bowyer’s failed while leading in the race. “I’m not sure about Atlanta. I know we were trying some new stuff there, something for next season, something to use later in the Chase. I know there was a little bit of experimenting in Atlanta,” Kenseth said. “When you get to the race track, you can’t do a lot about it so you concentrate on the things you can control and try to help that as much as you can and go from there.” RIDE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

IndyCar Series champion Ryan HunterReay will participate in the annual Dolphins

Cycling Challenge as part of Team AutoNation to support cancer research. The two-day cycling ride Nov. 2-3 is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with 100 percent of rider-raised funds going directly to cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hunter-Reay lost his mother to colon cancer in 2010 and has been committed to raising funds for cancer research through Racing for Cancer, which he cofounded. AutoNation is a presenting sponsor of Racing for Cancer. “Nearly one-third of cancer is said to be preventable and with early detection, many more cancers can be caught in their early stages saving lives,” said HunterReay. “Our goal is to create an awareness of the importance of getting tested.” BILL FRANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Frank Kimmel is the winner of the Bill France 4 Crown Championship following his third-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series’ event at Salem Speedway. The Bill France 4 Crown is a miniseries within the ARCA season that challenges drivers on four different types of courses. This season’s 4-Crown schedule included a superspeedway event at Michigan International Speedway, a road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park, a mile dirt oval at Springfield and a short track at Salem. Kimmel’s showing Saturday at Salem gave him his sixth Bill France championship.

KNIGHTS from Page B1 touchdown run late in the fourth. McDaniel had 223 yards on 24 carries and two scores. The Knights will likely need another all-around solid game against the 4A Bruins. South Florence is 4-0 for the first time since 1991 after a decisive 48-21 victory over Myrtle Beach last week. The Bruins handed Crestwood its first loss last season, 42-28. “They’re probably the best team we’ve faced so far this season,” Crolley said. “They run the ball well and they throw the ball, so you can’t key on stopping just one or the other. They’re very good defensively, too. They’ve got speed and fly to the ball.” Rodney Brunson leads the Bruins with 572 yards rushing and seven TDs. Quarterback Nick Jones has thrown for 823 yards and 11 scores compared to

just three interceptions. SF has three different players with 100 yards receiving or more, led by Tabari Hines with 316 and six TDs. The Bruins are averaging more than 40 points a game offensively. “We’re going to have to try to make the right reads on defense and slow them down,” Crolley said. “Hopefully we can force a few more turnovers this week as well.” Defensively, SF has been stingy as well — giving up an average of less than eight points a game. The Knights will have to get their Wing-T working early in the hopes that McDaniel and Ty’Son Williams can churn up big chunks of yardage. “We’re going to need to control the ball and keep it out of their hands,” Crolley said. “We’ve also got to be able to take advantage of scoring opportunities when they’re there.” CHS has scored 35, 37 and 43 points in its three games while allowing 24, 20 and 27.

BARONS from Page B1 and they’re building towards another successful season.” Some of the names that have been synonymous with Hammond over the last few years are gone, however. Davis King, grandson of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, has taken over at quarterback. T.J. Brady is the featured back and has six scores on the year, including three last week against Laurence Manning during a 24-14 victory. The Skyhawks remain balanced. They had 193 yards rushing and 176 passing against LMA. “I expect a good ballgame,” Lane said. “We just have to limit

our mistakes, take advantage of red zone opportunities and continue to improve on both sides of the ball as we have through the first few weeks of the season.” The Barons, who are 3-0 overall and 2-0 in 3A, have rolled in their last two games and are putting up an average of 48.3 points per game offensively. Running back Jay Goodson has 324 yards and five touchdowns while quarterback William Kinney has completed 25 of 32 passes — including going 8-for-8 last week — for 445 yards, six passing TDs and three rushing scores. The numbers stand

out even more considering most of Wilson Hall’s starters have only played the first halves of the last two games. “I think those guys will say that none of that is possible without the outstanding job our offensive line has done so far,” Lane said. “They’ve blocked well and created lanes for our running backs and have really won that battle at the line of scrimmage.” The Barons defense has done more than its share too, holding opponents to an average of 6.7 points per game. John Wells Baker leads the team with 20 tackles followed by Lake Kirven with 17. Baker also has three tackles for a loss. WH has also forced six turnovers.

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MONARCHS from Page B1 In last Friday’s win over the Panthers, Felder said the team spread the ball evenly and got some key special teams plays that helped put them in the driver’s seat late. They’ll need to outperform Berkeley in every phase of the game in order to come away with a win. “If it gets into a shooting match, I hope we’re the last ones with the ball,” Felder said. “We would love to control things and keep their offense off the field as much as possible. We

also need make some plays on special teams.” A big key this season has been the success of the stable of running backs they possess. Whether it’s been John Maddox, Dontavis Conyers or Ra’Quan Bennett, all three have delivered and been a valuable option on offense for the Monarchs. Felder hopes that trend continues. “That’s the beauty of it,” he explained. “If they key on one then the other one will take the load. You can’t just key on all three of them and we hope we’re smart enough to get the ball in the right running back hands. If they start keying in on one hopefully we’re smart enough to get it in another guys hands.”

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Pinewood: Baconhill Rd. Singlewide Mobile Home, 3BR/2BA, stove, frig, $500/mo. + dep. 803-506-4600

Gun Show Sept. 21-22 Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 10-5 Atlanta, GA Expo Center (3650 Jonesboro Rd.,) Exit 55 off I-285 Buy-Sell-Trade info: (563-927-8176

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