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Gun, ammo found on SHS student BY BRADEN BUNCH A Sumter High School junior, who police say had a stolen handgun in his book bag, was arrested on campus Thursday afternoon. Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark confirmed the student, a 16-year-old male, was arrested on the campus

grounds while school was in session. According to Roark, officers assigned to the school were checking ROARK into an unrelated incident when they received information that the student was in possession of the weapon.

Upon searching, officers said they found a .45-caliber handgun inside the student’s backpack. While GALLOWAY the gun itself was not loaded, there was a loaded magazine found in the bag as well. In addition, police said a records check

of the handgun’s serial number revealed the gun had been reported stolen last week from Richland County. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a firearm on school property, minor in possession of a handgun and possession of a stolen firearm. He is cur-

rently being held at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Columbia, pending a detention hearing. Sumter School District spokeswoman Shelly Galloway said the student will also receive disciplinary action in accordance with the SEE GUN, PAGE A6

Teen’s family urges public to help with investigation

Mayesville bridge will reopen today

Police have 2 persons of interest in killing

After 15 months of detours and delays, Mayesville residents will finally be able to drive over the bridge on U.S. 76/ Florence Highway heading into Sumter starting today. Workers with the state Department of Transportation are expected to begin removing barriers on the bridge this afternoon, according to Sumter DOT engineer Jeffrey Wilkes. The last step construction workers needed to take before the bridge could reopen is the installation of a guard rail, which DOT expected to be complete Thursday. “The other things they’re working on, they can finish later, but that has to do with safety, and it can’t open without that,” Wilkes said in reference to the guard rail. Other tasks to be completed include laying grass, asphalting and finishing work on the shoulders, but Wilkes said those can be completed after the bridge reopens. Some asphalt will be laid this morning, after which the bridge will open as soon as the barricades and detour signs can be removed. The bridge originally closed in June 2012 for engineers to demolish the structurally deficient 270-foot-long bridge and replace it with a new structure. Officials expected it to be closed for a year, but delays extended the project until today. For several weeks last summer, work on the bridge stopped completely after a protected species of barn swallow was found to be nesting


BY ROBERT J. BAKER Patricia Marie Abraham says every day she lives without her son Aaron is challenging. But what makes it most difficult is not knowing who took the 18-year-old Sumter High School student’s life last year, shortly before what would have been his senior year. “Not a day goes by where he ain’t A. ABRAHAM on my mind,” Abraham said Wednesday. “He’s on my mind 24-7 it seems like.” Abraham and the Sumter Police Department are hopeful that her son — or his killer — is also on someone’s mind. “We’re hopeful putting his name back out there will trigger someone’s memory, or that someone who has been afraid to come forward will come forward with something,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Williams. Aaron Marquis Abraham’s body was found Aug. 22, 2012, one month exactly after his mother reported him missing. A man collecting cans on the side of Cane Savannah Road near S.C. 261 in the Wedgefield area discovered the grisly final resting place of the young man, who had been shot in the head. Aaron had last been seen July 19, 2012, and Sumter County Library security camera footage showed him leaving about 6 p.m. that day. Family members told The Item last year that it was typical for Aaron to walk the two miles from his Boulevard Road home to the library. “But it wasn’t like him not to come home,” Abraham said. “He always called if he was SEE AARON, PAGE A8


Barriers close off the bridge on U.S. 76/Florence Highway near Mayesville earlier this year. After 15 months of detours and delays, during which the old bridge was demolished and rebuilt, the road will reopen today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Shaggers invited to help raise money for shelter pets BY JADE ANDERSON A local nonprofit is bringing out the state dance to try to raise some money. The Sumter Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold its first “Shaggin’ and Waggin’ Dance” on Sept. 14. Tickets are $15 per person and are on sale now.

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Teen charged with sexual assault of child

A 28-year-old Sumter man has been arrested and charged in connection with a business burglary and theft. Ernest Lee Gipson was arrested Wednesday at his residence after stolen property from the business was found on the premises. On Sunday at approximately 1:45 a.m., Sumter Police officers responded to an alarm activation at a warehouse owned by Vesco Properties at 220 Calhoun St. Officers discovered the back door of the warehouse had been forced

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection to a reported sexual assault of a neighbor’s child. The 16-year-old suspect will be charged as an adult with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office confirms. The sheriff’s office declined to release the suspect’s name because of his age. Warrants allege the teen sexually assaulted an 11-year-old on July 1 at a home on Oswego Highway. He was arrested Thursday.

Former S.C. Rep. Hines dies; service honored FLORENCE — Former South Carolina Rep. Jesse Edison Hines Sr. is being remembered as a fair and thoughtful educator and lawmaker. The Morning News of Florence reported that Hines was remembered by colleagues as a fair and deliberative representative. He was elected in 1992 and served in the House representing Florence and Darlington counties for 14 years. Hines was a familiar face to Lee countians as well, having served as the public school district’s vocational center director from 1977 to 1989. Carlissia Brunson of the Hines Funeral Home said the 80-year-old Hines died Sunday.

Registration under way for county fair flowers The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter Inc. and the Sumter County Fair Committee will host this year’s Standard Flower Show at the Memorial Building, 34 Artillery Drive, during the Sumter County Fair, Sept. 24-29. Amateur gardeners in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon and Kershaw counties are invited to participate, as well as attend, free of charge. The theme for this year’s flower show is Southeastern Birds and Their Habitats. The registration deadline is noon Sept. 19. Application forms can be obtained from the fair office or printed from the fair website at Horticulture entries must be submitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 23. For design registration, call Fair Edmunds, chairwoman, at (803) 4943420. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. Exhibits must be picked up between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. Prize money will be available at this time at the Civic Center on Liberty Street. For more details, call Carol Boyd, flower show superintendent, at (803) 494-5695.

open. Employees reported to law enforcement that a quantity of jewelry, watches, coins and other currency valued at $2,000 was stolen from the business. Detectives investigating the incident learned that Gipson was in possession of some of the stolen property reported from the wareGIPSON house burglary. Based on the information gathered during the investigation, a warrant for possession/receiving stolen goods was obtained. When

Gipson was located at his residence on Chandler Street, he stated to detectives that he knew why they were there and informed them that the stolen property could be located hidden behind a shed on his premises. Detectives were able to locate and recover the stolen items. During an interview with detectives, Gipson confessed to committing the burglary. Gipson’s charges were upgraded to burglary second degree. Gipson is being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing on the charges.

Northside to host Operation Christmas Child kick-off BY JADE ANDERSON Northside Memorial Baptist Church’s mission project for 15 years has been Operation Christmas Child, the outreach ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that supplies shoe boxes of goodies to children in need around the world. For at least the past seven years, the church on North Main has served as a rally location for all the shoe boxes in Sumter. But this is the first year the church will hold a kick-off celebration. The featured speaker will be Elena Hagemeier, who received a shoe box while she lived in a Russian orphanage. “It’s a simple gift with a simple message of the Gospel,” said Associate Pastor Jim Johnson. “This is a chance for members of the Sumter community to make a global impact. It’s an opportunity for someone who may never set foot in a foreign mission field to impact someone’s life.” Besides fun items such as small toys and hard candy and necessities such as hygiene products and school supplies, each box includes a religious lesson or tract in the recipient’s language. “They’re (the recipients) offered more lessons if they want them,” said Tom Garrett, relay coordinator for Operation Christmas Child for the church and Sumter. Northside’s youth will perform skits, empty shoe boxes will be handed out, and attendees will learn more about the program as well at the Sept. 15 event. Both men were clear this is a community event, not one limited to their church.


Jim Johnson, left, associate pastor for Northside Memorial Baptist Church, and Tom Garrett, Operation Christmas Child coordinator for the church as well as Sumter, hold a bag of tennis balls that will be packed to go to children all over the world. The church is hosting its first kick-off celebration for this annual project.

“It’s not a Northside thing,” Johnson said. “It’s a Kingdom thing. I think of the Ray Boltz song (“Thank you”). I know it sounds simplistic, but I think of a child walking up to you in heaven and thanking you for the shoe box that included a tract.” Both men have also heard stories of how the right box reached the right person. “There was a little girl who shared her shoes with her brother,” Garrett said. “She’d been asking for shoes, and when she opened her box, they were right there on top.”

WANT TO GO? WHAT: Kick-off Celebration for 2013 Operation Christmas Child season WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 15 WHERE: Family Life Center of Northside Memorial Baptist Church, 1004 N. Main St. Sumter, SC 29150 COST: Free BENEFITS: Children around the world through Samaritan’s Purse For more information, call Tom Garrett at (803) 774-0302.

“And they were the right size,” Johnson said. He recalled another girl who received a pair of gloves to protect her hands on cold

nights and the pile of boxes with school supplies that reached an orphanage that had just started a school. “It’s amazing how God picks,” Johnson said. “Those stories move you. Every gift is simple, yet so powerful because it meets a need.” For more information on the kick-off, call Garrett at (803) 774-0302. For more information on Operation Christmas Child, visit Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.

Volunteers needed for annual Turkey Creek cleanup FROM STAFF REPORTS Help Sumter Stormwater Solutions keep local waterways clean of trash, debris and pollution during the 2013 River Sweep Cleanup. Volunteers can join the cleanup of the Turkey Creek watershed from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. Volunteers should meet at Eastside Baptist Church, 701 Boulevard Road. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Jolie Brown at (803) 773-5561 or Sumter Stormwater Solutions will provide trash bags, safety vests, gloves and drinking water. Participants are encouraged to wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toed shoes. A waiver is required (available on site) for all volunteers. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all volunteers under the age of 18. Unaccom-

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Jonathan Wesley Cole, 22, of 2765 Bonnell Drive, was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. At 10:26 p.m., Cole was reportedly pulled over for speeding on Camden Highway near Pike Road. Inside the car, officers reportedly found a backpack containing 167 grams of marijuana, a black digital scale and a silver grinder with suspected marijuana residue on it. John E. Birch, 54, of 505 Atlantic St., was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal domestic violence. At 11:04 p.m., Birch reportedly spit on a 47-year-old woman in the home, punched her in the eye and caused a scratch to her left forearm. Eddie Key, 60, of 431 N. Main St., was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault and battery. At 8:10 p.m., Key reportedly pushed a 45-year-old to the ground at the home and threw a brick at the man, striking him on the side of the head. The victim was treated for a minor injury. Jerelle Martice

Rudd, 27, of 830 Webb St., was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree burglary. At 8:56 a.m., Rudd was reportedly seen jumping over the back fence of a home in the 800 block of Webb Street when the homeowner came in. A TV from the home, valued at $800, was later found behind Rudd’s home. Westley A. Brown, 24, of 5695 Brogdon Road, Alcolu, was arrested June 22 and charged with financial transaction card fraud of less than $500 and one count each of financial transaction card fraud of more than $500, bank fraud and conspiracy. Between June 19 and June 22, Brown and co-defendants reportedly used a credit card to pump gas at several Sumter County gas stations in exchange for money, running up a total charge of $11,952. Iasha Thomas, 23, of 1685 Boulevard Road, was arrested Wednesday and charged with filing a false police report, bank fraud and conspiracy. Between June 19 and June 22, Brown and co-defendants reportedly used a credit card to pump gas at several Sumter County gas stations in ex-

change for money, running up a total charge of $11,952. Ze’brian Jackson, 31, of 1685 Boulevard Road, was arrested Aug. 7 and charged with financial transaction card fraud of more than $500, bank fraud and conspiracy. Between June 19 and June 22, Jackson and co-defendants reportedly used a credit card to pump gas at several Sumter County gas stations in exchange for money, running up a total charge of $11,952. William Frampton Stanley III, 37, of 17 Vernon Drive, was arrested Friday and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 29, Stanley accepted $3,725 to do contracting work, then failed to do any of the work or purchase the materials necessary to perform the work. Angela Lanette Mosses, 34, of 415 Loring Drive, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 29, and charged with two counts of forgery. On Oct. 11, 2012, Mosses presented two counterfeit checks in the amount of $365 to a business in the 5700 block of Broad Street. ROBBERY:

At 5:37 p.m. Tues-


day, a man in his 20s reportedly grabbed a woman’s purse in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Broad Street and fled the scene in a gray or white SUV. ASSAULT:

At 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, a 31-yearold man reportedly punched the 25-yearold mother of his child in the 400 block of North Salem Avenue and pushed her to the ground, causing her arm to go through a glass door. The woman reportedly had a knot on her forehead and cuts on her arm. She declined medical treatment. At 8 a.m. Tuesday, a 33-year-old woman was reportedly arguing with a 34-year-old man at a home on Hoyt and Warley streets. After the man left by car on Palmetto Street, the woman followed him, and at a stop sign struck him with her hand and a 10-pound weight. The woman also reportedly struck the vehicle with the weight, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage.

A police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it accelerated and turned left onto Wise Drive and then left onto Bultman Drive, reaching speeds of 85 mph. It later turned from Guignard Drive onto Williams Street and ran several stop signs in a residential area before striking a stop sign on the corner of Branch and K streets and crashing into a fence. The driver then ran from the vehicle on foot. THREATENING LETTER:

On Aug. 24, a woman in the first block of Herbert Circle reportedly received a letter from an unknown sender threatening to “slice her open like a potato.� STOLEN PROPERTY:

Two thousand feet of copper, three PVC pipes, a case of PVC primer, two quarts of PVC glue and eight extension cords were reportedly stolen from a construction site in the 2600 block of

Broad Street between 6 p.m. Aug. 27 and 10:27 a.m. Wednesday. The items are valued at $5,689. A blue laptop computer, a 12-pack of sodas, two packets of doughnuts and 15 DVDs were reportedly stolen from the first block of Hoyt Heights between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. The items are valued at $1,458. One desktop computer, three laptop computers and several phones were reportedly stolen from the 400 block of Rast Street between 2 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. The items are valued at $999. A pink purse containing a U.S. military ID, several credit cards, a Social Security card, a Wisconsin driver’s license, several pain medications and $50 in cash was reported stolen from a car in the 700 block of Haile Drive at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, along with a Tom-Tom GPS. The items are valued at $535.

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NEW NURSES PINNED The Central Carolina Technical College nursing program pinned 46 new nurses recently, 34 from the Associate Degree Nursing program and 12 from the Practical Nursing program. The nurses’ pinning ceremony traces its roots back more than 130 years to Florence Nightingale. Since the early days of Nightingale’s “Training School for Nurses,� it has been tradition for new nursing graduates to be pinned upon their successful graduation. ABOVE: Members of this fall’s Central Carolina Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing class are in alphabetical order: Michael A. Briley; Detarsha D. Buckmon; Cynthia S. Childers; Linda H. Dabney; Ashley A. Dannelly; Brianna L. Dought; Delta D. DuRant; Erin N. Fink; Virginia W. Gray; Connie Grooms; Christine E. Haig; Teressa G. Hall; Shelly M. Hopkins; Melissa T. Hucks; Sarah E. Johnson; Amy M. McCusker; Rebekah M. McCutcheon; Tabitha E. McCutcheon; Stephanie C. McLaughlin; Secelia J. McNeil; Ashley A. Miller; Abigail D. Moore; Tiffany S. Morris; Jennifer L. Nelson; Chelsey M. Packer; Marina N. Parker; Felicia A. Permenter; Robin R. Robertson; Rebecca Rose; Page L. Shepard; Katherine S. Smith; Dawn G. Timmons; Shannon R. Vincent; and Melissa R. White. LEFT: Members of this fall’s Central Carolina Technical College’s Practical Nursing class are in alphabetical order: Denise B. Ahtonen; Jessica Louise Alford; Ashley N. Ardis; Amanda Thomas Berry; Virginia A. Buckley; Melissa S. Halbert; Jodie P. Harden; Alyssa Lennard; Rozalynd Moore; Melissa B. Shadoan; Laura A. Stuckwisch; and Heidi Wood. PHOTOS PROVIDED

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pastor appreciation program at 10 a.m. The Rev. Ruth Maple Oliver will speak. Anointed Word Christian Worship Center, 3525 Camden Highway, Dalzell, announces: * Today â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One night kingdom building service at 7 p.m. Apostle Altheresa Howard will speak. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Preanniversary celebration for Pastor Sam Livingston Sr. / praise and worship service at 6 p.m. featuring Pastor David Lawson and the Bethlehem Baptist Church family of Summerton. * Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 126th annual homecoming / church anniversary celebration weekend as follows: 5 p.m. Saturday, pack a pew, Pastor Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donald Dingle will speak; and 10 a.m. Sunday, Pastor Moultrie of Georgetown will speak. * Sunday, Sept. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sixth anniversary celebration for Pastor Sam Livington Sr. Minister Eloise C. Jackson will speak at 10 a.m. and Pastor Winfred Verreen, of Elim Baptist Church, Orlando, Fla., will speak at 4 p.m. * Saturday, Sept. 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fall festival / flea market beginning at 7 a.m. on the parsonage grounds, S.C. 260 and Joseph LemonDingle Road, Manning. Call (803) 478-2432 or (803) 478-5333. Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Annual day of festivities and fish fry 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bethany Fellowship Baptist Church, 350 E. Red Bay Road, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ladies in white program during 11 a.m. service.

Bethel AME Church, 218 E. Calhoun St., currently meeting at Crosswell Elementary School in the multi-purpose room, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morning worship service will be held at 10 a.m. at Swan Lake. Calvary Baptist Church, 459 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mid-Carolina singing at 7 p.m. featuring Holy City and Cedar Creek Quartet. Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1275 Oswego Highway, announces: * Sunday-Wednesday, Sept. 15-18 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Revival as follows: 6 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Dale Edwards will speak; and 7 nightly Monday-Wednesday, the Rev. Willie Wright Jr. will speak. Church of Christ at Kingsbury Road, 215 Kingsbury Road, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Food giveaway at 1 p.m. Clark United Methodist Church, 2980 U.S. 401 N., Oswego Highway, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Men of distinction service at 4 p.m. The Rev. Ernest Frierson, of Wesley United Methodist Church, will speak. Theme: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving Our Sovereign God who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.â&#x20AC;? * Saturday, Sept. 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Anointed Jubilaires 18th anniversary program at 6 p.m.


Motionâ&#x20AC;? praise dancers anniversary program at 3 p.m. * Sunday, Sept. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Legacy Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. followed by 11:30 a.m. worship.

* Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Trustees / trustee wives anniversary celebration during 10:15 a.m. service. The Rev. Donald Amis will speak. * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aide anniversary during 10:15 a.m. service.

First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces: * Friday, Sept. 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day celebration at 10:45 a.m. Audrey P. Neal, president of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, will speak.

Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christian and academic school golf tournament at 8 a.m. at Crystal Lakes Golf Course, 1305 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive. * Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 12-14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Music workshop at 6 nightly ThursdayFriday and concert at 5 p.m. Saturday. Professor Wilbur A. Belton Jr. will be featured. * Sunday, Sept. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Caregiver worship service at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by the Golden Ministry. Minister Carnes Duren will speak.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Family and friends day at 4 p.m. * Sunday, Sept. 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Church anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5405 Black River Road, Rembert, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Usherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anniversary celebration. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. worship. * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Missionary Day celebration. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. worship. * Friday, Jan. 31, 2014-Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conference. Greater St. Phillip RMUE, 4574 Old River Road, Pinewood, announces: * Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 10-12 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Revival at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Clifford Gaymon, pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptsit Church, Paxville, will speak.

Concord Baptist Church, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, announces: * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Homecoming at 10 a.m. Dr. Rodney Hord will speak. The Achormen will provide music. Fellowship dinner to follow service.

Harmony Church, 1021 Sterling St., announces: * Tuesday, Sept. 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gospel concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring Blind Faith.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angels in

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Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, announces: * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Trustee and wives anniversary during morning worship. * Sunday, Sept. 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Youth service. Church school begins at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10 a.m. Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces: * Saturday, Sept. 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Knitting Hearts Cafe will meet 10 a.m.-noon. Speaker will be April Heflick. Special music and drama presentation. All ladies are invited to this community-wide, interdenominational womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry. www. LaGree AME Church, 2920 Kolb Road, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Car wash 8 a.m.-noon at Walgreenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Pinewood Road. Cost: $5 for cars and $10 for SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and trucks. * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appreciation program at 4 p.m. The Rev. Lenore

Bonaporte, pastor of New Fellowship Covenant Ministries, will speak. Theme: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Servant Embracing the Call.â&#x20AC;? Land Flowing with Milk & Honey Ministry, 1335 Peach Orchard Road, announces: * Sunday, Sept. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; First anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Bishop Troy Price, of Newberry, will speak. * Sunday, Sept. 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Youth with SWAG during 11 a.m. worship. Christopher Nelson will speak. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces: * Sunday, Sept. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 120th church anniversary homecoming worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. Pine Grove AME Church, 41 Pine Grove Road, Rembert, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Appreciation worship service at 11 a.m. for Pastor Lorenzo Dinkins. Presiding Elder Malachi Duncan will speak. * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunbeam choir anniversary program at 2 p.m. Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m. * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Homecoming. Blind Faith will provide music at 10 a.m. and the Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will speak at 11 a.m. Dinner on the grounds. No evening service. St. James AME Church, S.C. 261, Pinewood, announces: * Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Church sponsored community yard sale 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pinewood football stadium. St. John Baptist Church, 3944 Brewer Road, Manning, announces: * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Homecoming / family and friends day at 4 p.m. The


Rev. Terry Johnson will speak. St. Luke AME Church, 2355 St. Paul Church Road, announces: * Sunday, Sept. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sounds of Gospel musical program at 4 p.m. St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Homecoming with young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program at 1 p.m. and brotherhood program at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dwayne Bruce, pastor of Beulah AME Church, and the Rev. Hazel Charles, pastor of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane, Summerton, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 31st pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor William T. Johnson. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. with devotional service at 9:45 a.m. Worship service and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church will be held at 10 a.m. Pastor Leon Winn, of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Three Pillars Missionary Baptist Church, 1205 N. Main St., announces: * Saturday, Sept. 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Empowerment workshop â&#x20AC;&#x153;How does worship of God strengthen marriageâ&#x20AC;? at 9 a.m. Dr. Annette West will speak. Union Hall, 1171 Old Pocalla Road, announces: * Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gospel appreciation program for Frankie Lee Smalls at 5 p.m. On the program: Gospel Kings; Corinthian Singers; Committed; and more. Westend Community Church, 101 S. Salem St., announces: * Saturday, Sept. 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brothers reaching brothers 9-10:30 a.m. Eric Walters, Eric Allen and Elder Richard Jenkins will speak.

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Director: Medicaid agency wants to increase access BY SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicaid agency is working to make health care more convenient for its enrollees, as part of efforts to improve residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health while decreasing costs, director Tony Keck said. Initiatives to expand access include covering visits to walk-in pharmacy clinics and paying doctors more when they see patients outside normal business hours. The idea is that if people can get medical care at times convenient for them, they are less likely to end up in the emergency room,

where treatment is more expensive, especially if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve waited until their problems are advanced, said Keck, director of the state Department of Health and Human Services. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Republican leaders have repeatedly rejected Democratsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and hospitalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of additional poor adults beginning Jan. 1, as encouraged in the federal health care overhaul, saying the state canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford the eventual cost. Keck has repeatedly argued that simply adding people to the rolls of the government program for the

GUN from Page A1 Sumter School District Code of Conduct. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sumter School District has a zerotolerance policy for weapons,â&#x20AC;? Galloway said. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrest marks the second time this week that Sumter High students have been have been arrested by

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police on serious crime charges. On Tuesday, two of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity team football players were arrested on second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and conspiracy charges after a three-month investigation by police. Because of the significant penalty the sexual assault charge brings with it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; up to 20 years in jail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; those two stu-

South Carolina is unique among states in providing the option to all of its Medicaid patients, said Dr. Andrew Sussman, MinuteClinic president at CVS Caremark Corporation, calling the program a national leader. The state agency is also in discussions with Walgreens to allow coverage at its clinics, opening over the next year, Giese said. To encourage greater access to primary care doctors, the agency began in April paying an additional $12 per visit for patients seen on weekends, certain holidays and after 6 p.m. on weekdays.

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ASHINGTON — Because Syria’s convulsion has become as serious as Barack Obama has been careless in speaking about it, he is suddenly and uncharacteristically insisting that Congress participate in governance. Regarding institutional derangements, he is the infection against which he pretends to be an immunization. In the Illinois Legislature, he voted “present” 129 times to avoid difficulties; now he stoops from his executive grandeur to tutor Congress on accountability. In Washington, where he condescends as a swan slumming among starlings, he insists George that, given the urgency of everything WILL he desires, he “can’t wait” for Congress to vote on his programs or to confirm persons he nominates to implement them. The virtues of his policies and personnel are supposedly patent and sufficient to justify imposing both by executive decrees. In foreign policy, too, he luxuriates in acting, as most modern presidents have improvidently done, without the tiresome persuasion required to earn congressional ratifications. Without even a precipitating event such as Syria’s poison gas attack, and without any plausible argument that an emergency precluded deliberation, he waged protracted war against Libya with bombers and cruise missiles but without Congress. Now, concerning Syria, he lectures Congress, seeking an accomplice while talking about accountability. Perhaps he deserves Congress’ complicity — if he can convince it that he can achieve a success he can define. If success is a “shot across the bow” of Syria’s regime, he cannot fail: By avoiding the bow, such a shot merely warns of subsequent actions. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has advertised his skepticism about intervening in Syria. His very public intrusion in a policy debate may exceed what is proper for the uniformed military, but he seems to have played Obama as dexterously as Duke Ellington played a piano. Dempsey assured Obama that the military mission could be accomplished a month from now. (Because the bow will still be there to be shot across?) This enabled Obama to say that using the military to affirm an international norm (about poison gas), although urgent enough to involve Congress, is not so urgent that Congress’ recess required abbreviation. Britain’s Parliament inadvertently revived the constitutional standing of the U.S. Congress when Prime Minister David Cameron’s incompetent management of the vote resulted in Parlia-

ment refusing to authorize an attack. His fumble was a function of Obama’s pressuring him for haste. If Parliament had authorized an attack — seven switched votes would have sufficed — Obama probably would already have attacked, without any thought about Congress’ prerogatives. The Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman reports that in an Aug. 24 telephone conversation with Cameron, Obama “made it clear that he wanted a swift military response — before global outrage dissipated and Bashar alAssad’s regime had the chance to prepare its defenses.” Many Republicans are reluctant to begin yet another military intervention in a distant and savage civil war. Other Republicans, whose appetite for such interventions has not been satiated by recent feasts of failure, will brand reluctance as “isolationism.” Reluctant Republicans can invoke Dwight Eisenhower. He, who in 1961 enriched America’s lexicon with the phrase “military-industrial complex,” sought the presidency in 1952 to prevent its capture by what he considered an isolationist, or at least insufficiently internationalist, Republican faction represented by “Mr. Republican,” Ohio Sen. Robert Taft. Yet after one look as president-elect at the front line in Korea, Eisenhower ended that war. To advisers urging intervention on France’s behalf in Vietnam, he said (this from his memoirs): “Employment of airstrikes alone to support French troops in the jungle would create a double jeopardy: it would comprise an act of war and would also entail the risk of having intervened and lost.” He was not an interventionist regarding the 1956 Hungarian revolution, and he not only refused to support the 1956 British-French-Israeli attack on Egypt, he ruthlessly forced its termination. About his brief and tranquil intervention in Lebanon, he wrote: “I had been careful to use the term ‘stationed in’ Lebanon.” Obama’s sanctimony about his moral superiority to a Congress he considers insignificant has matched his hypocrisy regarding his diametrically opposed senatorial and presidential understandings of the proper modalities regarding uses of military force. Now he asks from the Congress he disdains an authorization he considers superfluous. By asking, however reluctantly, he begins the urgent task of lancing the boil of executive presumption. And surely he understands the perils of being denied an authorization he has sought, then treating the denial as irrelevant.



Unless he’s serious, vote no


en. Bob Corker: “What nally by a massive poison is it you’re seeking?” gas attack, he sends Kerry to Gen. Martin make an impassioned case Dempsey, chairman of the for righteous and urgent reJoint Chiefs of Staff: “I can’t taliation — and the very answer that, what we’re next day, Obama underseeking.” mines everything by declar— Senate hearing on the ing an indefinite timeout to use of force in Syria, Sep. 3. seek congressional approvWASHINGTON — We al. have a problem. The presiThis stunning zigzag, foldent proposes attacking lowing months of hesitaSyria, and his top military tion, ambivalence, contraofficer cannot tell you the diction and studied delay, objective. Does the comleft our regional allies mander in chief shocked and our enknow his own objecemies gleeful. I had tive? Why, yes. “A strongly advocated shot across the bow,” going to Congress. explained Barack But it was inconceivObama. able that, instead of Now, a shot across recalling Congress to the bow is a warning. emergency session, Its purpose is to say: Obama would simply Charles Cease and desist, or KRAUTHAMMER place everything in the next shot will suspension while sink you. But Obama Congress finished its has already told the world Labor Day barbeques and — and Bashar al-Assad in he flew off to Stockholm particular — that there will and St. Petersburg. So much be no next shot. He has infor the fierce urgency of ensisted time and again that forcing an international the operation will be finite taboo and speaking for the and highly limited. Take the dead children of Damascus. shot, kill some fish, go Here’s how deterrence home. works in the Middle East. What then is the purSyria, long committed to the pose? Dempsey hasn’t a destruction of Israel, has clue, but Secretary of State not engaged Israel militarily John Kerry says it will upin 30 years. Why? Because it hold and proclaim a norm recognizes Israel as a seriand thus deter future use of ous adversary with serious chemical weapons. With a policies. few Tomahawk missiles? In this year alone, Israel Hitting sites that, thanks to has four times launched airthe administration having strikes within Syria. No Syrileaked the target list, have an response. How did Israel already been scrubbed of get away with it? Israel had important military assets? announced that it would This is risible. If anything, not tolerate Assad acquiring a pinprick from which or transferring to Hezbollah Assad emerges unscathed advanced weaponry. No would simply enhance his grandiloquent speeches by stature and vindicate his the Israeli foreign minister. conduct. No leaked target lists. InDeterrence depends endeed, the Israelis didn’t actirely on perception and the knowledge the strikes even perception in the Middle after they had carried them East is universal: Obama out. Unlike the American wants no part of Syria. president, they have no inAssad has to go, says terest in basking in perObama, and then lifts not a ceived toughness. They care finger for two years. Obama only about effect. They care lays down a red line, and about just one audience — then ignores it. Shamed fithe party to be deterred,

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namely Assad and his allies. Assad knows who did it. He didn’t have to see the Israeli prime minister preening about it on world television. And yet here is Obama, having yet done nothing but hesitate, threaten, retract and wander about the stage, claiming Wednesday in Sweden to be the conscience of the world, upholding not his own red line but the world’s. And, incidentally, Congress’ — a transparent attempt at offloading responsibility. What should Congress do? To his dovish base, Obama insists on how limited and militarily marginal the strike will be. To undecided hawks like Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who are prepared to support a policy that would really alter the course of the civil war, he vaguely promises the opposite — to degrade Assad’s military while upgrading that of the resistance. Problem is, Obama promised U.S. weaponry three months ago and not a rifle has arrived. This time around, what seems in the making is a mere pinprick, designed to be, one U.S. official told the Los Angeles Times, “just muscular enough not to get mocked.” That’s why Dempsey is so glum. That’s why U.S. allies are so stunned. There’s no strategy, no purpose here other than helping Obama escape self-inflicted humiliation. This is deeply unserious. Unless Obama can show the country that his don’tmock-me airstrike is, in fact, part of a serious strategy for altering the trajectory of the Syrian war, Congress should vote no.

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BRIDGE from Page A1 underneath the bridge. “We had one extension because of the birds, and then we had other extensions because we had an unusually wet summer,” Wilkes said. “By the time the water dried up one time, it would rain again.” The length of the project has caused concern among Mayesville residents, who had to drive long detours around the closed bridge to reach Sumter. “It costs a lot of people who work in Sumter extra mileage and gas,” said Mayesville Town Administrator Bill Rhodes. “And it hurts businesses not only here but further up (U.S.) 76, because there’s no traffic going by.” Locals came to think more attention was being paid to the simultaneous project to build a new flyover bridge in Sumter between Broad Street Extension and U.S. 76/378, which opened in July after a sixmonth reconstruction project. United Contractors of Great Falls provided crews to work both projects, but Wilkes said the contractors were able to serve both projects. “They fielded crews to both of them as needed,” Wilkes said. “They have a lot of guys internally they could use.”

Depending on the day, between five and 15 people were working on the Mayesville bridge over the course of the project. The number fluctuated because different crews installed the guardrail, poured concrete, laid the foundation, handled asphalt and even put in dirt around the project. Regardless, Mayesville residents will be happy to have the main road between their town and Sumter open again. “I know everybody’s going to be glad it’s over with,” Rhodes said. “Every council meeting, we had somebody come up and say ‘what about the bridge?’ and we didn’t have any answer.” Wilkes got to experience that impatience first hand. “I went to a town meeting about it,” he said. “We just tried to keep to the schedule ... I wish we’d finished sooner, but we just got hit by delays.” Some work may still require lanes on the bridge to be closed. Crews are tentatively scheduled to put markings on the bridge in three weeks. “But that will only take a day or two,” Wilkes said. “And it won’t close the bridge.” Reach Bristow Marchant at (803) 7741272.

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1st Sgt. Gene Williams, Sumter Police Dept. to justice. She hopes keeping her son’s name “out there” will compel “someone to come forward.” “Someone knows something,” she said. “They shouldn’t be scared to tell. They will be helping get someone off the street that done killed somebody for no reason. They need to think about how we have someone roaming free who killed someone for no reason. No reason at all.” Williams agrees. “Someone is still out there who did this,” he said. “People need to be careful, especially younger people. They should try not to be out alone, and if they do go out, they need to go with someone else.” Anyone with information about Aaron Abraham’s killing should call Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Temperature High ............................................... 91° Low ................................................ 71° Normal high ................................... 86° Normal low ..................................... 66° Record high ....................... 99° in 1954 Record low ......................... 50° in 1997

Greenville 86/65

Bishopville 88/66

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Gaffney 85/64 Spartanburg 86/66


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‘Someone is still out there who did this. People need to be careful, especially younger people. They should try not to be out alone, and if they do go out, they need to go with someone else.’

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going to stay at a friend’s house or with other family.” “It’s still hard to believe he’s gone,” she continued. “I just don’t know why someone would do this to him. He didn’t hurt nobody. He was artistic. He loved to draw and play on computers. He was a friendly person, lovable and trusting. I just don’t know why someone would do this to him for no reason.” Sumter High Assistant Principal Tamra Smith described him as “polite, quiet and talented.” “He was an awesome young man,” she said. “I can’t imagine losing someone just so genuine as he was.” Williams said the department has two persons of interest, one of whom is being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on a $25,000 surety bond for an unrelated incident. Markice Hunter, 22, was arrested in February in New Jersey and charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is accused of sexually assaulting a friend’s 12-year-old daughter. Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark said at the time of Hunter’s arrest that he thought the suspect “can provide vital information into the murder investigation.” “He is still one of our persons of interest,” Williams confirmed on Wednesday. He declined giving further specifics on Hunter or the other person of interest, however. Abraham said she is confident that police will bring her son’s killer


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spca pet of the week Charlie, a 15-month-old chocolate and white neutered male lab mix, is available for adoption from the Sumter SPCA. He is gentle, friendly, playful, shy and affectionate. Charlie is a sweet fellow, who loves attention. He prefers a home without other dogs and would love to be your best buddy. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Visit the website at

The Sumter SPCA presents a “Shaggin’ and Waggin’ Dance” featuring DJ Grady Brown 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center (next to the SPCA), 1100 S. Guignard Drive. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost is $15 per person and all proceeds benefit the Sumter SPCA. Call (803) 773-9292.


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SHS tries to focus on Stratford



Ky’Jon Tyler (23) and the Sumter High School football team look to get back on the winning track on Friday when they host Stratford at Memorial Stadium.

The Sumter High School Gamecocks were going to have a difficult time in their second football game of the season as they play host to Stratford today at 7:30 p.m. at Sumter Memorial Stadium. Things certainly didn’t get any easier for the team with the arrests of two players on criminal sexual conduct charges this week.

Deonte Lowery and Tiquan Colclough, both juniors, have been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree, as well as conspiracy charges after a threeKENNEDY month investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred in February in a boys locker room at the school.

First-year SHS head coach Reggie Kennedy said he cannot comment on the situation and chose not to comment on how he felt the situation would affect his squad heading into its second game of the season. Colclough started at cornerback in the seasonopening 35-24 loss to Crestwood last Friday, while Lowery was part of the wide SEE SHS, PAGE B5

Execution on offense big key for Monarchs BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER


Crestwood’s Aaron Alston (10) is defended by Lakewood’s Robert Bellamy during the Knights’ 47-6 victory last year at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. The Knights and Gators renew their rivalry today at 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood’s J. Frank Baker Stadium.

County clash, week 2 Crolley hopes Knights can match last Friday’s intensity BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER For the second straight week, the Crestwood High School football team will have another rivalry game on its hands and Knights head coach Keith Crolley hopes his team can match the same intensity CROLLEY from last week’s 35-24 season-opening victory against Sumter. “We’ve got to continue to just keep playing hard, and that right there is half the

battle — you’ve got to keep playing hard and go as hard as you can and not worry about mistakes,” Crolley said of today’s non-region matchup against Lakewood High School. The Knights will travel to J. Frank Baker Stadium for the Gators’ home opener. Both teams are 1-0 on the season as Lakewood opened with a 39-21 victory over Keenan. “I like these early games because you get a chance to come out and see what kind of team you got and SEE KNIGHTS, PAGE B4

Parks, Gators look to slow down CHS’ running game BY JUSTIN DRIGGERS Second-year Lakewood head coach Perry Parks wasn’t too happy with the way his team started last Thursday’s season opener against Keenan, but he did like the finish. The GaPARKS tors scored 18 second-half points en route to a 39-21 victory over the Raiders in Columbia — marking Lakewood’s first win of the

season and the second under Parks. “We came out a little slow, but made some adjustments and really played good ball in the second half, so that’s something to build upon heading into this week,” Parks said. Lakewood now faces a more daunting challenge today as the Gators prepare to host rival Crestwood at J. Frank Baker Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The Knights, also 1-0 on the season, earned SEE GATORS, PAGE B4

After falling short against Timberland, first-year Manning High head football coach Tony Felder said his team was hungry for a win going into their game last Friday against Scott’s Branch. The 76-0 victory gave Felder his first win at Manning, but also showcased what the Monarchs are capable of doing. In fact, the end result surprised even Felder. “I really didn’t expect our kids to FELDER perform the way we did,” he said. “The score really reflects what we were able to do.” That same intensity and execution in all three phases of the games is what the Monarchs hope to bring into today’s contest against Marion. The Swamp Foxes, led by former Scott’s Branch head coach Leonard Johnson, fell 46-36 to Lee Central in their opener. “Offensively we know what we’re going to see is that power run and a well-disciplined football team in Marion,” Felder said. “Basically what you’re going to see is the old SEE MANNING, PAGE B5

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Varsity Football Stratford at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Crestwood at Lakewood, 7:30 p.m. Manning at Marion, 7:30 p.m. Lee Central at Buford, 7:30 p.m. Johnsonville at East Clarendon, 7:30 p.m. Pinewood Prep at Wilson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Hilton Head Christian at Laurence Manning, 7:30 p.m. Spartanburg Christian at Thomas Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Trinity-Byrnes at Robert E. Lee, 7:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall at W.W. King, 7:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Sumter Christian at Conway Christian, 5 p.m. Junior Varsity Volleyball Sumter Christian at Conway Christian, 4 p.m. SATURDAY Varsity Swimming Wilson Hall, Thomas Sumter at Palmetto Christian, 9 a.m. Varsity Volleyball Sumter in Lady Gamecock Spike-Off, 8:40 a.m.

Sumter volleyball eyeing playoff push starting with Lady Gamecock Spike-Off BY DENNIS BRUNSON The Sumter High School volleyball team has missed out on the 4A state playoffs each of the past two seasons. Therefore, it isn’t hard to figure out goal No. 1 for the Lady Gamecocks this season. “We’re on a 2-year hiatus from the playoffs, so that is what’s at the top of our list,” said SHS head coach Warren Coker, “We also want to win the region title as well.” Sumter hopes to make

LADY GAMECOCK SPIKE-OFF WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m. WHERE: SHS gymnasium TEAMS: Sumter, Johnsonville, North Central, Irmo, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Rock Hill, Carolina Forest, Brookland-Cayce, Summerville, Camden, Aiken, Branchville, Cardinal Newman, West Florence, York. TICKETS: $6 a person with children under 5 admitted free.

some steps in that direction on Saturday when it plays host to the 15-team Lady Gamecock Spike-Off

at the SHS gymnasium beginning at 8 a.m. “We feel like we’ve got a good field of teams from throughout the state,” Coker said. “This should be a good, competitive tournament.” The Lady Gamecocks are hoping to make a marked improvement on last season’s 13-17 overall record and 2-6 mark in Region VI. They return four full-time starters from last year in junior Holly Richardson, sophomores SEE SPIKE-OFF, PAGE B6


Sumter’s Rayven Pringle, center, and Courtney Price (5) try to block a shot against Lakewood’s Asia Ewing on Wednesday at the LHS gym. The Lady Gamecocks are eyeing a playoff run, starting with Saturday’s Spike-Off at the SHS gym.





JV Knights top rival Gators DALZELL — Crestwood’s junior varsity football team picked up its first win of the season with a 22-15 victory over Lakewood on Thursday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. Julius Pearson had two rushing scores for the JV Knights while Tre Davis added one rushing TD and a 2-point conversion. Crestwood will travel to Florence next Thursday to take on Wilson at 6 p.m. WILSON HALL LAURENCE MANNING

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MANNING — Wilson Hall’s JV squad beat rival Laurence Manning Academy 20-7 on Thursday at Billy Chitwood Field to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Barons were led by McLendon Sears’ two rushing scores of 9 and 11 yards. Dawson Price also added a 66-yard punt return for a score. On defense Brenton Cox led WH with 11 tackles while Sears had a fumble recovery. The Barons will host Northside Christian Academy next week. LMA, who fell to 1-1 on the season, scored its lone touchdown after Steven Touchberry hauled in a 36yard pass from Crayton Osteen. THOMAS SUMTER TRINITY-BYRNES

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FLORENCE — Thomas Sumter Academy’s JV squad shut out Trinity-Byrnes 13-0 on Thursday behind Jacob Brown’s two touchdowns. TSA’s Richard Huntly had 80 yards rushing while Ty Listley added 70 yards on the ground. The Generals were led on defense by Johnathan Etling’s 12 tackles. B TEAM FOOTBALL SUMTER STRATFORD

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ter’s B-team football squad improved to 2-0 on the season with a 23-0 victory on Thursday at the Knights field. SHS was led by Tyler Garvey’s touchdown runs of 15 and 10 yards. Ryan Missilvine caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Anderson. Owen Brooks added a 20-yard field goal and connected on three extra points. The Gamecocks will travel to Camden next week. VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS CAROLINA ACADEMY THOMAS SUMTER

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The defending SCISA 2A girls tennis champion Carolina Academy defeated last year’s runner-up Thomas Sumter Academy 6-3 on Thursday at Palmetto Tennis Center. TSA fell to 1-2 on the season and will host Robert E. Lee Academy on Tuesday. SINGLES 1 — R. Weaver (CA) defeated H. Jenkins 6-0, 6-0. 2 — H. Weaver (CA) defeated Green 6-3, 6-0. 3 — Brown (CA) defeated B. Jenkins 6-1, 6-3. 4 — Matthews (CA) defeated Chappell 6-1, 6-4. 5 — Townsend (TSA) defeated Taraschos 6-3, 6-4. 6 — Decker (TSA) defeated Parrot 6-1, 2-6, 10-8. DOUBLES 1 — R. Weaver/H. Weaver (CA) defeated H. Jenkins/ Townsend 8-1. 2 — Brown/Taraschos (CA) defeated Green/Chappell 8-0. 3 — B. Jenkins/Decker (TSA) defeated Matthews/ Parrot 8-6.


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Wilson Hall fell to 3-2 on the season with a 7-2 loss to Cardinal Newman on Thursday at the Palmetto Tennis Center. The Lady Barons will host Holly Hill on Monday. SINGLES 1 — Desmond (CN) defeated Hendrix 6-1, 6-0. 2 — Hill (CN) defeated Lecher 7-5, 6-0. 3 — Snoddy (CN) defeated Segars 6-2, 1-6, 10-8. 4 — Maddock (CN) defeated Stewart 6-1, 6-2. 5 — Beasley (WH) defeated Gervais 7-6, 0-6, 10-8. 6 — Wineland (CN) defeated Spencer 7-5, 3-6, 10-3. DOUBLES 1 — Desmond/Hill (CN) defeated Hendrix/Lecher 8-0. 2 — Snoddy Maddock (CN) defeated Segars/Bell 8-3. 3 — Beasley/Munn (WH) defeated Herbkersman/ Bumgardner 8-4.


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Wilson Hall dropped a home match to Heathwood Hall on Thursday at Sunset Country Club by a 156161score. Heathwood’s Madison Branum was the match medalist with a 45. The Lady Barons were led by Kaylee Pitts’ 48 followed by Kyanna Dawson and Samantha Wild. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL WILSON HALL LAURENCE MANNING

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MANNING — Wilson Hall picked up its first region victory with a 3-0 win over Laurence Manning Academy on Wednesday at the Bubba Davis Gymnasium. WH won by scores of 25-7, 25-10 and 25-15. Haley Hawkins had 10 points, seven aces, three kills and a block to lead the Lady Barons. Simmons deHoll had five kills and five aces. Lauren Goodson had five kills and two blocks. Carolina Clark added two kills and a block while Breanna Kimbrell had 13 points and five aces. The duo of Clark and Kimbrell combined for 15 assists in the victory for WH, which pushes its record to 3-1 overall on the season. JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LAURENCE MANNING WILSON HALL

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MANNING — Wilson Hall fell to 2-2 on the season with a 2-1 loss to rival Laurence Manning on Wednesday at the Bubba Davis Gymnasium. LMA won by scores of 2826, 24-26 and 25-14. Katie Duffy had seven points and three kills to lead WH while Madison Reaves had six points and a kill.



Reds bounce back, beat Cardinals 6-2 CINCINNATI — Todd Frazier hit two homers, including the first of Cincinnati’s three off Lance Lynn, and the Reds recovered from a 16-inning loss by overpowering the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday, taking three of four in their final series of the season. Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo also hit solo homers off Lynn (13-10), who lasted five innings FRAZIER and gave up three homers for only the second time in his career. Frazier also connected off Seth Maness for the third multihomer game of his career. By winning their final series together, the Reds tightened the NL Central race and ended the Cardinals’ dominance. AMERICAN LEAGUE ROYALS MARINERS

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Moustakas homered to lead off the 13th inning, lifting Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over Seattle.

Moustakas homered to right on an 0-2 pitch from Chance Ruffin (0-1), who had not pitched in the majors since 2011. Louis Coleman (3-0), the eighth Kansas City pitcher, retired the only batter he faced in the top of the 13th. ORIOLES WHITE SOX

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BALTIMORE — Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over seven innings and Baltimore hit three solo home runs in a 3-1 victory over the skidding Chicago White Sox. Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Brian Roberts homered off Jose Quintana (7-6) to provide Baltimore with a much-needed win. The Orioles were coming off a 3-6 road trip that dropped them four games off the pace in the AL wild-card hunt. Gonzalez (9-7) gave up four hits — all singles — walked one and struck out six to earn his first win in seven starts since July 20. He was 0-4 in that span. From wire reports



4 tied atop Chiquita Classic leaderboard DAVIDSON, N.C. — Hudson Swafford, Nick O’Hern, Edward Loar and Ben Kohles shared the lead in the Chiquita Classic, shooting 5-under 67 on Thursday in the first round of the Web. com Tour Finals event. The tournament at River Run Country Club is the second in the four-event series that will determine 25 PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season. The bulk of the field is made up of players in the top 75 on the Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the money list are assured PGA Tour cards, while the other players are fighting

for 25 additional cards. Loar was fourth on the Tour money list, and Swafford finished 61st. Kohles was 148th on FedEx Cup list, and O’Hern was 176th. Swafford missed the cut last week in the series opener in Fort Wayne, Ind. EAGLES’ COOPER, WILLIAMS SCUFFLE

PHILADELPHIA — The first punch thrown at Riley Cooper since it became known he made a racial remark didn’t come from an opponent, but a teammate. Cooper, who left the Philadelphia Eagles for three days in training camp after a video of him using the Nword surfaced on the Internet, found himself in a scuf-

fle with defensive back Cary Williams at practice Thursday. Cooper, a wide receiver, said afterward it had nothing to do with his comment at a Kenny Chesney concert in June. And Williams declined to speak to reporters. BOBCATS SIGN F SOUTHERLAND

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats announced they’ve signed undrafted free agent forward James Southerland from Syracuse. The 6-foot-8 Southerland averaged a career-high 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior last year at Syracuse. He shot 39.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. From wire reports

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MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 84 57 .596 – Tampa Bay 77 61 .558 51/2 New York 75 64 .540 8 Baltimore 73 65 .529 91/2 Toronto 64 76 .457 191/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 81 59 .579 – Cleveland 74 65 .532 61/2 Kansas City 73 67 .521 8 Minnesota 61 77 .442 19 Chicago 56 82 .406 24 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 80 59 .576 – Texas 80 59 .576 – Los Angeles 64 74 .464 151/2 Seattle 63 77 .450 171/2 Houston 46 93 .331 34 Wednesday’s Games Houston 6, Minnesota 5 Oakland 11, Texas 4 Arizona 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings Cleveland 6, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 5 Boston 20, Detroit 4 Seattle 6, Kansas City 4 Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 1 Thursday’s Games Kansas City 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Today’s Games Boston (Doubront 10-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-9), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 4-11) at Baltimore (Feldman 4-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 7-3) at Cleveland (Kazmir 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 12-7) at Kansas City (Shields 10-8), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 11-12) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-10), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-8) at Oakland (Griffin 12-9), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Garza 3-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 14-6), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-3) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 85 54 .612 – Washington 71 68 .511 14 New York 63 75 .457 211/2 Philadelphia 63 77 .450 221/2 Miami 52 86 .377 321/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 81 58 .583 – St. Louis 80 59 .576 1 Cincinnati 78 62 .557 31/2 Milwaukee 60 79 .432 21 Chicago 59 80 .424 22 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 83 56 .597 – Arizona 70 68 .507 121/2 Colorado 66 75 .468 18 San Diego 62 77 .446 21 San Francisco 62 77 .446 21 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 2 Chicago Cubs 9, Miami 7 Arizona 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings San Francisco 13, San Diego 5 Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 4, 16 innings Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 5 Thursday’s Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

| Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Today’s Games Milwaukee (Lohse 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-3), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 13-5) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 11-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 7-3) at Cleveland (Kazmir 7-7), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-7) at Cincinnati (Leake 11-6), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 8-12) at Miami (Fernandez 106), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 7-9) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 7-3), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 8-7) at San Diego (B.Smith 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 13-5) at San Francisco (Petit 2-0), 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 8:05 p.m.

NFL SCHEDULE Thursday’s Game Baltimore at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 6:55 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 N.Y. Jets at New England, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Denver at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:40 p.m.

GOLF Classic Scores The Associated Press Thursday At River Run Country Club Davidson, N.C. Purse: $1 million Yardage: 7,321; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Hudson Swafford 32-35—67 Nick O’Hern 37-30—67 Edward Loar 34-33—67 Ben Kohles 34-33—67 Troy Merritt 34-34—68 D.J. Brigman 33-35—68 Peter Tomasulo 33-35—68 Matt Davidson 33-35—68 Jeff Klauk 35-34—69 Bronson La’Cassie 32-37—69 Tim Petrovic 37-32—69 Will MacKenzie 37-32—69 Michael Putnam 33-36—69 Brett Stegmaier 33-36—69 Peter Malnati 35-35—70 Russell Knox 35-35—70 Greg Owen 36-34—70 Ryo Ishikawa 36-34—70 Alex Cejka 34-36—70 Kris Blanks 37-33—70 Alex Aragon 34-36—70 Mathew Goggin 34-36—70 Colt Knost 35-35—70 Miguel Angel Carballo 36-34—70 Tag Ridings 34-36—70 Camilo Benedetti 34-36—70 Philip Pettitt, Jr. 37-33—70 Brad Fritsch 36-34—70 Kevin Foley 33-37—70 Chad Collins 36-35—71 Roland Thatcher 36-35—71 Steve Wheatcroft 36-35—71 Mark Anderson 34-37—71 Steven Alker 35-36—71 Chris DiMarco 35-36—71 Jin Park 36-35—71 Fernando Mechereffe 37-34—71 Joe Durant 34-37—71 Jhonattan Vegas 35-36—71 Ben Martin 36-35—71 Troy Matteson 33-38—71 Brendon Todd 35-36—71 Scott Gardiner 35-36—71 John Peterson 34-37—71 Jim Herman 38-33—71 Ariel Canete 36-35—71 Andrew Loupe 37-34—71 Aaron Watkins 38-34—72 Scott McCarron 37-35—72 Glen Day 37-35—72 Alex Prugh 36-36—72 Ryan Spears 36-36—72 Brice Garnett 36-36—72 Tim Wilkinson 33-39—72 Hunter Haas 34-38—72 Chesson Hadley 38-34—72 Scott Parel 36-36—72 Andrew Svoboda 34-38—72 Steve LeBrun 36-36—72 Casey Wittenberg 34-38—72 Chad Campbell 35-37—72 Nick Flanagan 38-34—72 Kelly Kraft 38-34—72 Len Mattiace 35-37—72

WNBA STANDINGS By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Chicago 21 8 .724 – Atlanta 16 13 .552 5 Washington 14 15 .483 7 Indiana 13 16 .448 8 New York 11 19 .367 101/2 Connecticut 7 22 .241 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB x-Minnesota 23 7 .767 – x-Los Angeles 21 10 .677 21/2 Phoenix 15 13 .536 7 x-Seattle 15 15 .500 8 San Antonio 11 19 .367 12 Tulsa 10 20 .333 13 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 89, Indiana 80, OT Minnesota 83, Los Angeles 74 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 10 p.m.





Gamecocks’ Spurrier doesn’t feel old Georgia hate BY PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he doesn’t feel the same old hate from Georgia fans like he faced during his Florida days. “You’ve got to realize, it’s hard for Georgia to really get mad at South Carolina,’’ Spurrier said. “They’ve got so many teams they’re mad at or are mad at them.’’ Still, he’s doing his best to make Bulldogs supporters just as angry about the Gamecocks. The sixth-ranked Gamecocks (1-0) have won three straight in the series and four of the past six. South Carolina faces No. 11 Georgia (0-1) on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Spurrier was one of top targets for angry Georgia fans during his successful run at Florida from 1990 to 2001. Spurrier’s Gators won 11 of 12 over the Bulldogs in the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party’’, including the famous game at Athens in 1995 where Florida became the first to score 50 or more points at Sanford Stadium in a 52-17 blowout. The Gators accomplished that with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last on a drive — Spurrier called a flea-flicker to set up the final score — from backup Eric Kresser with 1:10 remaining. “We wanted to try to make it a memorable game for the Gators, and it was,’’ Spurrier said in postgame remarks.


South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, right, and Georgia coach Mark Richt meet at midfield in 2001 after South Carolina’s 45-42 victory in Athens, Ga. There was a time when Georgia fans couldn’t mention Spurrier’s name without anger because of his Florida success. Spurrier’s doing a good job raising that ire again as No. 6 South Carolina looks for its fourth straight victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw was a Florida fan growing up in Flowery Branch, Ga., and remembers the landmark win. He said Spurrier’s mentioned it, too, this week. “Oh yeah, we’ve mentioned that,’’ Shaw said. Spurrier has long downplayed wanting to set the milestone, but that hasn’t stopped Georgia fans from detesting “Darth Visor.’’ They’ve got some new reasons to dislike South Carolina’s head ball coach as the Gamecocks have come out on

Clemson-S.C. State already a win-win for both programs BY MANDRALLIUS ROBINSON Greenville News CLEMSON — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney guaranteed a win for South Carolina State this Saturday. He also guaranteed a win for Clemson. Neither victory has anything to do with the final score. Swinney measured the benefits of No. 5 Clemson scheduling S.C. State, a member of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), and he could not deterSWINNEY mine any negatives to counter those benefits. Neither could S.C. State athletic director Charlene Johnson, who estimated that between the guaranteed payout and the ticket allotment negotiated between the two schools, S.C. State’s financial benefit for visiting Clemson could exceed $250,000. “It certainly does help the bottomline,” Johnson said, after listing the trip’s other attractions. “It serves as a good marketing tool for the university,” Johnson said. “We have a lot of alums in that area. We’re always seeking to bring not only good student athletes but excellent students from that area, so it’s a good recruiting area for us. It’s good exposure for the university, and we think it’s good for our team to compete against some of the top teams.” “I like having one,” Swinney said, before acknowledging Clemson

will play a second FCS team, The Citadel, on Nov. 23. “It’s good for your team,” Swinney added. “You get the opportunity to develop some guys hopefully, and I think it’s good for our state. I really do. I’m a big believer in that.” Since 1998, Clemson has limited its FCS rotation to instate schools Furman, Wofford, The Citadel, Presbyterian, S.C. State and Coastal Carolina. “All these kids that grow up wanting to go to South Carolina or Clemson, not everybody gets that opportunity,” Swinney said. “It’s great for Furman or Wofford or The Citadel, South Carolina State and Coastal or whoever. “It’s a lot of money staying in this state, and I don’t think there’s anything bad about it at all. If we didn’t have a tough enough schedule then it’d be different, but we really don’t have a strength of schedule problem.” Clemson and S.C. State already have combined for a win at the box office, achieving the first pregame sellout for a Clemson game against an FCS opponent. Presumably, Clemson also should earn a win in the box score, although Swinney wishes he could get that guarantee on the contract along with the payout. He recalled the headache he endured in 2011 when Wofford wrestled Clemson to a halftime tie. Clemson survived 35-27, but the scare was only the sixth time that Clemson defeated an FCS opponent by fewer than 20 points.

top the past few years. And with Spurrier wins come Spurrier woofs, South Carolina’s coach saying last year he liked playing Georgia early in the season “because they always had two or three guys suspended.’’ Spurrier’s teams have backed it up on the field in recent years. The Gamecocks behind then freshman Marcus Lattimore’s 182 yards and two touchdowns rushing won 17-6 in 2010. A season later, South Carolina won “Between The Hedges’’ for the second time in the previous

three trips in a 45-42 shootout that included two defensive touchdowns and a fakepunt TD. The Gamecocks won in a blowout in 2012, taking a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 35-7 victory that gave him a 15-5 mark overall in two decades of facing Georgia. The Bulldogs are desperate not to let that losing streak grow. “You always circle the games you know you have to win to get where you want to go,’’ Georgia cornerback Da-

mian Swann said. “And with us not beating South Carolina in a matter of years, I think we’re hungry for one.’’ Especially after Georgia fell, 38-35, at No. 4 Clemson last week. The Bulldogs held a 21-14 lead midway through the opening half at Death Valley and looked able to move the football on the ground with star tailback Todd Gurley or through the air with quarterback Aaron Murray. But the Tigers defense stiffened midgame — they forced six straight three-and-outs — as Clemson built a 38-28 lead that the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome. Murray, who was sacked four times despite throwing for 323 yards, knows the offense will have to improve if they hope to defeat South Carolina. Murray was sitting out a redshirt season in 2009 the last time Georgia defeated the Gamecocks. “We definitely want to change that before we leave, at least,’’ he said. Spurrier believes that win or lose, he won’t get that much attention from Georgia supporters, who care more about defeating Georgia Tech, Florida, Auburn and other more traditional rivals. “They almost had a fight with Vanderbilt a couple years ago, some of their coaches at least,’’ he said. “So anyway, it’s hard for them to have too many enemies. We still haven’t beaten them enough for them to sort of circle South Carolina.’’

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE TODAY Wake Forest (1-0) at Boston College (1-0), 8 p.m. UCF (1-0) at FIU (0-1), 8 p.m. SATURDAY EAST E. Michigan (1-0) at Penn St. (1-0), Noon Norfolk St. (0-1) at Rutgers (0-1), Noon Shorter (0-0) at Charleston Southern (1-0), 11 a.m. Miami (Ohio) (0-1) at Kentucky (0-1), Noon E. Kentucky (1-0) at Louisville (1-0), Noon Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0), Noon W. Kentucky (1-0) at Tennessee (1-0), 12:21 p.m. S.C. State (0-1) at Clemson (1-0), 12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee (1-0) at North Carolina (0-1), 12:30 p.m. W. Carolina (0-1) at Virginia Tech (0-1), 1:30 p.m. Brevard (0-0) at Presbyterian (0-1), 2 p.m. Alcorn St. (1-0) at Mississippi St. (0-1), 3:30 p.m. Oregon (1-0) at Virginia (1-0), 3:30 p.m.

Old Dominion (0-1) at Maryland (1-0), 4 p.m. South Carolina (1-0) at Georgia (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Duke (1-0) at Memphis (0-0), 4:30 p.m. Furman (0-1) at Coastal Carolina (1-0), 6 p.m. Richmond (1-0) at N.C. State (1-0), 6 p.m. Wofford (0-1) at The Citadel (0-1), 6 p.m. UAB (0-1) at LSU (1-0), 7 p.m. SE Missouri (0-1) at Mississippi (1-0), 7 p.m. Arkansas St. (1-0) at Auburn (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Austin Peay (0-1) at Vanderbilt (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati (1-0) at Illinois (1-0), Noon Missouri St. (0-1) at Iowa (0-1), Noon South Florida (0-1) at Michigan St. (1-0), Noon Indiana St. (0-1) at Purdue (0-1), Noon Tennessee Tech (1-0) at Wisconsin (1-0), Noon Army (1-0) at Ball St. (1-0), 1 p.m. Toledo (0-1) at Missouri (1-0), 3:30 p.m. San Diego St. (0-1) at Ohio St. (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Navy (0-0) at Indiana (1-0), 6 p.m. Southern Miss. (0-1) at Nebraska (1-0), 6 p.m.


Syracuse (0-1) at Northwestern (1-0), 6 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) at Kansas St. (0-1), 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame (1-0) at Michigan (1-0), 8 p.m. SE Louisiana (1-0) at TCU (0-1), Noon Oklahoma St. (1-0) at UTSA (1-0), Noon Buffalo (0-1) at Baylor (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Samford (1-0) at Arkansas (1-0), 7 p.m. West Virginia (1-0) at Oklahoma (1-0), 7 p.m. Sam Houston St. (1-0) at Texas A&M (1-0), 7 p.m. UT-Martin (1-0) at Boise St. (0-1), 3 p.m. Utah St. (0-1) at Air Force (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Texas (1-0) at BYU (0-1), 7 p.m. Hawaii (0-1) at Oregon St. (0-1), 8 p.m. Cal Poly (1-0) at Fresno St. (1-0), 10 p.m. Washington St. (0-1) at Southern Cal (1-0), 10:30 p.m. Arizona (1-0) at UNLV (0-1), 10:30 p.m. San Jose St. (1-0) at Stanford (0-0), 11 p.m.

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Andy Murray returns a shot to Stanislas Wawrinka during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Thursday in New York. Wawrinka upset Murray, the 2012 champ, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Murray upset at U.S. Open BY HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press NEW YORK — The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray’s body language was as poor as his play. When the 2012 champion pushed a simple forehand into the net, he smacked his palm against his forehead, once, twice, three times. When he left a similarly routine forehand too low, he mocked his footwork by pressing one shoe atop the other. When he sailed a later forehand long, he rolled his eyes and muttered. When he delivered his second doublefault, he swiped the ground with his racket. And when he rushed yet another forehand on break point No. 6 of that key game — the ball drifting long to cede a set to his far-less-accomplished opponent, ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka — Murray cracked his racket on the court. Not satisfied, he trudged to his changeover chair and whacked the racket again, mangling the frame. Trying to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time, and not quite two months re-

GATORS from Page B1 their fifth straight win over rival Sumter last week thanks to a running attack that chewed up 418 yards on the ground. It’s also mostly the same running attack and

U.S. OPEN RESULTS By The Associated Press Thursday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $34.3 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Stanislas Wawrinka (9), Switzerland, def. Andy Murray (3), Britain, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles Men Semifinals Leander Paes, India, and Radek Stepanek (4), Czech Republic, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Alexander Peya, Austria, and Bruno Soares (2), Brazil, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (10), Brazil, 7-5, 6-4. Women Quarterfinals Serena and Venus Williams, United States, def. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (1), Italy, 6-3, 6-1. Semifinals Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua (8), Australia, def. Sania Mirza, India, and Zheng Jie (10), China, 6-2, 6-2.

moved from his historic Wimbledon championship, Murray bowed out quickly, if not quietly, at Flushing Meadows, losing 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to Wawrinka in a result that was surprising both because of who won and by how much. “I have had a good run the last couple of years,’’ said the third-seeded Murray, who shook his hands in front of his

personnel that handed Lakewood a pair of lopsided losses last year – 47-6 and 37-0. “We’ve got to a do better job of tackling this year and of making sure we don’t give up the big plays,” Parks said. “I thought our defensive effort was good (against Kennan), but we still gave up too many big plays, and

KNIGHTS from Page B1 show what you can do,” Crolley said. “If you come out and play well you’re going to expect that all the other games. I expect us to play like we did (last) Friday night and start to eliminate the mistakes we made.” The Knights showcased their capabilities early as they rushed for more than 400 yards against the 4A Gamecocks. They also played some tough defense as well. In fact, seniors Johnny Smalley and Marcus Hilton were instrumental on each side of the ball leading by example for their team. Smalley had a career high 19 tackles including nine solo, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in earning The Item’s Defensive Player of the Week honors. Hilton, who graded out at 87 percent and had two knockdown blocks, earned The Item’s Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Crolley said from what he’s seen on film this year Lakewood was able to execute well against Keenan and he expects them to play better than last year’s two drubbings as they are in the second-year of head coach Perry Parks’ system. “They’ve got some talented players and they do a good job of coaching them,” he said. “It’s one of those things he’s in his second year and I feel like they know their offense and defense a lot better now. They’ll get

face and screamed after dropping the second set. “It’s a shame I had to play a bad match today.’’ A terrible match, truthfully. He managed only 15 winners, 30 fewer than Wawrinka. He tapped in second serves as slow as 75 mph, allowing Wawrinka to hit four return winners and easily take control of countless other points. Murray, one of the sport’s top returners, never earned a single break point during any of Wawrinka’s 14 service games. “I didn’t get into enough return games, which is disappointing for me,’’ said Murray, who had won 30 of his preceding 32 Grand Slam matches. “That’s normally something I do pretty well. I always give myself opportunities to break serve, and I didn’t today.’’ Give Wawrinka credit — something Murray made sure to do. Wawrinka reached his first career Grand Slam semifinal in his 35th appearance, at age 28. He also finally made it further at a major tournament than his Swiss Olympic teammate and good friend, Roger Federer, who lost in the fourth round and sent a congratulatory text to Wawrinka after his breakthrough victory. “Today, for sure, it’s my moment,’’ Wawrinka said.

that’s something we’ve got to correct for this week.” A lot will be placed on the Lakewood run defense that now has to contend with not only Crestwood’s Wing-T scheme, but the added Hammer offense as well. “The Wing-T is about playing assignment football,” Parks said.


CHARLOTTE — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new look during the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as Hendrick Motorports has finally sold the remaining inventory on his No. 88 Chevrolet. Time Warner Cable signed on as primary sponsor for five races this season, beginning Saturday night at Richmond in the final race before the 12-driver Chase field is set. Time Warner will also sponsor Earn- EARNHARDT hardt at Chicago, New Hampshire, Kansas City and Charlotte. It closes out the inventory on the No. 88, which opened the season with races to sell. Hendrick was able to fill the void over the course of the year when National Guard picked up an additional eight races, pushing its total to 29 total races. Diet Mountain Dew also sponsors five events. Time Warner’s sponsorship is part of an expanded sponsorship package with Hendrick Motorsports that saw the company add one additional race with Kasey Kahne, bringing its total to six this year, while adding five races in 2014 and 2015. The additional races means the No. 5 Chevrolet is sold out for 2014 for Kahne, who has been featured in Time Warner’s “Enjoy Better’’ national brand campaign. “This is the second time in the last year that Time Warner Cable has expanded its commitment to Hendrick Motorsports and NASCAR,’’ said team owner Rick Hendrick. “We’re now leveraging more of our assets, from both Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group, to drive even greater value into what’s been a very effective program. It’s a terrific partnership that works on multiple levels.’’

“Nobody needs to be a hero. Everyone needs to key on their reads, not the backfield. “Stopping the Hammer is basically about bowing up and playing football. Our defensive line has to win up front. Our outside defenders also have to step up and set the edge. If they can’t run sideways, they have to run straight at

in there and compete and come hard after us, especially with it being their first home game.” Crestwood won both games last season beating Lakewood 47-6 in first meeting last year then 37-0 in final game of regular season last year. The Knights will be without starting center Noah Zion for the next six weeks with a broken foot. Brendon Dixon started the other night with Edward Neiswonger and Kevin Peoples seeing action. “It’s hard to beat a team twice in a year — everybody knows that but it’s something we’ve done that is usually gives a good gate for both schools,” Crolley said. “It’s non-region so you try to correct mistakes and not make those same mistakes when you enter region play.”

Martin Truex Jr. had a new cast applied to his broken right wrist after the one he had on last week appeared to melt in the late stages of Sunday night’s race at Atlanta. Despite the issues, Truex managed to finish third to stay in contention for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He heads into Saturday night’s race at Richmond ranked 13th in the standings with one win on the season, good enough for the second wild card. Truex is only 15 points out of 10th, but believes his Michael Waltrip Racing team is far better than where they sit in the standings. “To be honest, with the season we have had with all the ups and downs, I am so excited to still be in this thing,’’ he said. “We have fought so hard this year and have overcome a lot to be in this position. It will be awesome and a huge deal for us if we can make it in again. This NAPA team is not a 12th- or 13th-place team. In my opinion, we are a topfive team. We want to get in and make up for the mistakes and mishaps we experienced earlier in the year to have a great ending to our season.’’ LABONTE STILL AILING

Bobby Labonte will miss his second consecutive race while recuperating from three broken ribs suffered in a cycling accident near his North Carolina home Aug. 28. AJ Allmendinger will again drive the No. 47 Toyota for JTG Daugherty Racing at Richmond on Saturday night. “I am feeling a lot better, but I don’t want to put the race team in any compromising position this weekend,’’ Labonte said. “It just makes more sense to focus on my rehab one more week to ensure that I’m ready to go at Chicago with no issues. I plan to be back with the team then and back behind the wheel.’’

you, and that’s just good old fashioned physical football.” The Gators best weapon might be another strong showing by its offense. Lakewood racked up 518 yards last week – including more than 300 in the second half. Quarterback Roderick Charles had three touchdown passes and

D’onte Washington also ran for three scores. “We showed improvement, but we still left too many plays out on the field,” Parks said. “We still left points out there and we didn’t execute properly at times. Those are things we have to work on and get better at to get to where we want to be.”

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SHS from Page B1 receiver rotation against the Knights. He did not have any catches in the game. Kennedy did say Jalen Lewis would start at one of the corners along with Erick Wright, who had an interception in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. After watching Crestwood roll up over 400 yards on the ground last week using the Wing-T and the Hammer, the Gamecocks will face a more balanced offense against Stratford, which is also nicknamed the Knights. Stratford will have senior Jacob Park, a Georgia commitment, starting at quarterback. Park completed 12 of 23 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in Stratfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 29-10 season-

Millan of Hinesville, Ga., brought his family with him to Clemson on Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted my family to see Clemson and the atmosphere,â&#x20AC;? McMillan said in a recent video interview with â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want them to get the wow factor from Clemson. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen all the highs and lows.â&#x20AC;? McMillan is down to Clemson, Ohio State, UGA, Alabama and Florida. He has visited each and has scheduled official visits with each. WR Trevion Thompson of Durham, N.C., was at Clemson as well. He has a short list of Clemson, Ohio State, Florida State, NCSU, North Carolina and West Virginia. Other uncommitted senior prospects at Clemson included offensive lineman David Sharp of Jacksonville, Fla.,, DB DJ Smith of Atlanta and WR Josh Malone of Gallatin, Tenn. Running back Derrell Scott of Havelock, N.C., has South Carolina and NCSU as his top two schools, but still gives the Gamecocks a slight lead. Scott has the two very close. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have a favorite, but I think South Carolina has a slight lead right now,â&#x20AC;? Scott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both of my schools (USC and NCSU) are really close to home and both have a lot to offer. South Carolina is telling me that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m their No. 1 guy and that if I commit, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take another running back. They say I could play early and that my style fits perfectly into their offense. N.C. State is pretty much telling me the same thing.â&#x20AC;? Scott plans to make his announcement on Oct. 25, but

said that is not set in stone. There is the possibility he could announce prior to that date. He could not make it to USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against UNC last week, but plans to get to Columbia again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do plan on attending several games down there including the Clemson game,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; I want to get my parents down there so they can see the atmosphere.â&#x20AC;? Ohio State, FSU and Tennessee are among the other schools that continue to court Scott. Defensive end Andrew Williams of McDonough, Ga., is one of the top uncommitted sePhil niors in the KORNBLUT country, and USC and Clemson remain strongly involved. Williams is in the process of deciding on his five official visits, and among those he is considering are USC, Clemson, Mississippi, UGA, Georgia Tech, FSU, Auburn, Notre Dame and Louisiana State. His five official visit schools will be his top five, and he plans to take all five visits before making his decision. He could not say for certain if USC and/or Clemson will be on the visit list, but he did say the two â&#x20AC;&#x153;are very high on my list.â&#x20AC;? WR Braxton Berrios of Raleigh, N.C., made an official visit to Oregon over the weekend and will visit Miami this coming weekend. Junior OL Mason Veal (6-feet-6-inches, 290 pounds) of Charlotte, whose father recruiting corner


aturday was a big day for Clemson football all around with a pair of commitments complementing the victory over Georgia. The Tigers had over 100 prospects of various ages on campus for the game and picked up one pledge each for the 2014 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;15 classes. Defensive back Jefferie Gibson of Hope Mills, N.C., committed for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;14. Gibson recently decommitted from North Carolina State and said last week there was a strong chance he would commit to Clemson on the visit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have a great tradition, a great football program that comes second to none and the academics are great,â&#x20AC;? Gibson said earlier this month. Gibson had committed to NCSU as a wide receiver, but he plans to be a safety at Clemson. He is Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17th commitment for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;14 class, including â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13 signee WR Kyrin Priester, who did not qualify and plans to enroll in January after a semester at prep school. DB Van Smith of Charlotte committed for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;15 class, becoming Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third commitment for that class. He chose the Tigers over Duke, Charlotte, Kansas State and NCSU. Two players came off USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board last week, but neither went on the Gamecocksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; commitment list. WR Blake Bone of Woodruff High School committed to Kentucky and defensive lineman Peyton Newell of Hiawatha, Kansas, committed to Nebraska. Linebacker Raekwon Mc-

opening win over Berkeley last week. Park also tossed three interceptions. Still, Kennedy is impressed with Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His arm strength is impressive, and so is the way he distributes the football,â&#x20AC;? Kennedy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best quarterback weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll face this season; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the best in the state and probably one of the best in the country.â&#x20AC;? While SHS has worked on toughening up against the run, Kennedy had mixed feelings about his offense. Sumter had 317 yards of total offense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 166 on the ground and 151 through the air â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the SHS head coach felt his team missed out on several opportunities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had too many penalties and some of them took points off the board,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

played for USC, was at Clemson on Saturday. He attended camps at Clemson and USC this summer and has offers from both. UNC and NCSU are his other offers with UGA, Tennessee and Vanderbilt showing interest. A USC game is also in Vealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future, though he has not settled on which one. His other camps included UNC and UGA. Though Veal does not have any favorites, he named Clemson, USC and UNC as his top schools in no order. Junior DE Austin Bryant (6-4, 240) of Thomasville, Ga., has a Clemson offer along with offers from FSU, GT, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Bryant has not visited Clemson, but he is interested in the Tigers. Bryant attended a camp at FSU this summer and is showing a lot of interest in the Seminoles. He planned to attend Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season opener against Washington State this past weekend. Bryant totaled 106 tackles with 19 for loss as a sophomore. He does not have any favorites. BASKETBALL NEWS

TeMarcus Blanton, a 6-5 player from Locust Grove, Ga., made an official visit to USC over the weekend and committed to the Gamecocks on Sunday. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second commitment for the Gamecocksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;14 class. Blantonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach, Reginald Johnson, is on board with him joining Frank Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want him to stay somewhere close and we think South Carolina would be a really good fit,â&#x20AC;? Johnson

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing the SEC (Southeastern Conference), with the competition level heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have, it would be a real good fit for him.â&#x20AC;? Blanton averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds a game last season and has a solid offensive game, according to Johnson, who is a native of Darlington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He can shoot and his ability to get to the bucket is great,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing he likes to do is go to the cup.â&#x20AC;? The USC visit was the first for Blanton. FSU, Auburn, George Mason, Michigan State and Arkansas are some of his other offers. He was scheduled to visit Auburn this weekend and George Mason on Sept. 20. One of USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top basketball targets for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;14 class, 6-7 Dante Buford of Jacksonville, Fla., made a quick unofficial visit to Columbia last week for the season-opening football game. Buford is also set for an official visit to USC the first weekend in November. Between now and then he is scheduled for official visits to Oklahoma, Miami, Oklahoma State and Southern California. BASEBALL NEWS

Junior left-handed pitcher Logan Allen (6-2, 190) of Fletcher, N.C., committed to USC last week. Allen attends IMG Academy in Florida. According to, Allen also considered NCSU, Stanford, Arizona, UCLA, Florida, Miami and UNC. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second southpaw and fifth pitcher to commit to USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;15 class.

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got to do a better job of that.â&#x20AC;? Running back Russell Jenkins had 133 yards rushing, including a 60-yard scoring run, on 25 carries. Kennedy, however, hopes the Gamecocks will be able to sustain some drives offensively after scoring on two big plays and having the other TD set up by a Crestwood turnover. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be successful in high school football youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be able to run the football and stop the run,â&#x20AC;? Kennedy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to put together some 80-yard drives this week.â&#x20AC;? Junior quarterback James Barnes completed 12 of 23 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown against Crestwood. Kennedy was pleased with the way Barnes ran the offense and the fact he had no turnovers.

Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch.â&#x20AC;? Defensively the Monarchs held the Eagles to minus-61 yards on 17 carries and minus-3 yards on 12 attempts. Keenan Brown led Manning with eight tackles and two fumble recoveries. Keshoan Johnson would have had an interception returned for a score if was not nullified because of a penalty. It was just that kind of night for the Monarchs. Offensively tailback John Maddox had five carries for 116 yards and three TDs. Raâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quan Bennett also

had three rushing scores on nine carries for 89 yards. On special teams Dontavious Conyers had a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown. Monarchs starting quarterback Donny Baker was 3 of 5 passing for 49 yards and touchdown. Even junior varsity quarterback Greg Canty found success with two scores. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marion is traditionally a pretty big rival, so that kind still sticks with our fans,â&#x20AC;? Felder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to putting on a good show.â&#x20AC;?

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ROOSEVELT PEARSON Deacon Roosevelt Pearson was born on July 22, 1944, in Sumter County, to the late Marion and Emma Dow Pearson. He passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his residence. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Lincoln High School Class of 1964. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country from 1965 until 1968. Deacon Roosevelt was an active member of Joshua Baptist Church in Dalzell, where he served faithfully on the deacon board, senior usher board, senior brotherhood and Sunday church school. He was also an active participant with the Neighborhood Watch Committee. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his devoted wife, Jennifer L. Pearson of the home; three daughters, Teresa Thomas, Michele Liburd and Dr. Racquel (Ron) Perry; four brothers, Aaron (Irene) Pearson, William (Frances) Pearson, Thomas (Mary) Pearson and Elijah (Barbara) Pearson; two sisters, Mary Pearson and Martha P. Kelly; seven grandchildren; one uncle, Leroy (Deloris) Pearson; two aunts, Eva McKoy and Mary McMillian; three goddaughters, Ursela Williams, Walisha Gordon and Michele A. Washington; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Joshua Baptist Church, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene G. Dennis, pastor, officiating. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A public viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Whites Mortuary. The family is receiving friends at 5230 Cotton Acres Road, Dalzell. Services have been entrusted to Whites Mortuary, 517 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, (803) 774-8200. Online condolences can be made at www. DERRICK A. MILLER Derrick Agus Miller, husband of Michelle Jenkins Miller, entered eternal rest on Sept. 3, 2013, in Camden. The family is receiving friends at the resi-

dence, 4815 Camden Highway, Bishopville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Bishopville.

WADDELL H. PORCHER Sr. Waddell Harry Porcher Sr., 63, widow of Vernice Brunson Porcher, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Sumter County, to the late Deacon Henry and Estelle Gallashaw Porcher. Shortly after his graduation from Ebenezer High School in Dalzell in 1968, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a disabled veteran from the Vietnam era. He was employed with B&D and Campbell Soup companies. He also worked many years as an entrepreneur, providing automotive, refrigeration, air conditioning and heating and a variety of other maintenance services. Waddell accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior at an early age. He was baptized at Barnettsville Baptist Church, where he was a member until death. As a teenager, he had an interest in music and, through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he was able to play the guitar. He played this instrument for many gospel groups and was instrumental in establishing and directing a group that was fondly called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Southern Tones.â&#x20AC;? He worked faithfully with this group, until his illness prevented him from being able to serve any longer. On June 28, 2008, he was recognized, along with other musicians with gospel groups in Barnettsville Baptist Church, with an appreciation program. Waddell was a gospel radio announcer for the former Morris College Radio Station WQMC, until the radio station was dissolved. He also worked as a gospel announcer with a station in Bishopville for a short period. He was recently instrumental in re-establishing Sumterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original Singing Cousins Gospel Group. He was instrumental in teaching and encouraging two of his granddaughters to be gospel musicians. One granddaughter, Jasmyne, played the drums while he played the guitar during services at Barnettsville Baptist Church. The

other granddaughter, Leilani, sings in the youth choir, is a liturgical dancer, and plays the piano at her home church. His family and friends will always cherish precious memories. They include: his loving wife, Vernice; a daughter, Yolanda Richburg; a son, Waddell Jr.; four grandchildren, Jasmyne, Leilani, and twin toddlers, Nijaria and Nigila; two sisters, Addie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gladysâ&#x20AC;? Dyson of Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Gloria Boyd of Fort Washington, Md.; four brothers, Evans (Willie Mae) Porcher and Charles (Betty) Porcher of Sumter, Matthew (Jeannette) of Washington, D.C., and Henry (Annie) Porcher Jr. of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a foster sister, Everlina Porcher of Sumter; a father-in-law, Oscar Hopkins Sr. of Springfield Gardens, N.Y.; a brotherin-law, Jimmy Haynesworth; two sisters-inlaw, Evon (Michael) Boyd and Vivian (Reginald) Smith; an aunt, Victoria Gallashaw; a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at Barnettsville Baptist Church, 106 Manville St. Charles Road, Bishopville, with Pastor Wayne Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in Barnettsville Baptist Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 1340 Salterstown Road, Sumter. Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc. or visit us on the web at

ANZIE OLIVER Anzie Oliver, 73, widow of Clyde Oliver Jr., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born May 7, 1940, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Benjamin Williams and Nettie Albert Cooke. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Annette Oliver Stephney,


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MASHACK AJ WILLIAMS Mashack AJ Williams, 77, widower of Sarah Burgess Williams, entered eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1935, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Henry and Agnes Plowden Williams. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. He was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors are four daughters, Joyce A. (Leon) Lowery, Minnie P. Williams (Ernie L. McDonald), Veneza M. Williams and Agnes M. Williams, all of Sumter; raised in the home as his own children, Lisa Anderson, Gail Anderson and Thomasina Thompson, all of Miami, Fla., and Joseph Anderson of Sumter; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Shedrack (Virginia) Williams of Sumter and Frednan (Earline) Williams of Pottstown, Pa.; three sisters, Betty McDonald, Mary Lee James and Girleen Jackson, all of Sumter; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Williams can be viewed from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter, with the pastor, Dr. James Blassingame, assisted by the Rev. Johnnie Mae Gist, Evangelist Savitrus McFadden, Evangelist Agnes Bland and Pastor Marquise Jackson. Burial will follow in Bradford Cemetery. The family is receiving visitors at the home of his daughter, Minnie Williams, 1055 Mineral Circle Spring Creek Apartments, Sumter. Online memorials can be sent to comfhltj@ Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

2, 2013. At an early age, she was baptized and was a member of Mission of Reconciliation under Pastor Ken Rodney. She graduated from Blake High School at the age of 16 and attended the University of Florida for two years. She worked for Coca-Cola as a quality manager engineer. She leaves to cherish memories: her mother, Beatrice Graves of Sumter; her father, Elder Anthony (Verdell) Graves of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Priscilla Maria Graves of Sumter; two brothers, Anthony B. Graves Jr. of Sumter and Kevin M. Graves of Killeen, Texas; grandmothers, Priscilla Lewis of Sumter and Julia M. White of Estill; grandfathers, James Abrams of Sumter and Joe L. Graves of Beaufort; great-grandmother, Iris Singleton; aunts, Sheila (Charles) Washington and Sandra Williams, both of Sumter, Priscilla (Patrick) Phillips of Clayton, N.C., Patricia (John) Duncan of Estill, Wyleatha Amediku of Atlanta; uncle, Samuel Lewis of Sumter, Joe Graves Jr. of Allendale and Sgt. Timothy (Melissa) Graves of Hampton; and a host of grandaunts and uncles; a nephew, Caliel Morgan; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at 9 a.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with Pastor Sammie D. Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Mark 4-B Baptist Church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, 112 E. Charlotte Ave., and the home of her grandmoth-

TOMMY L. WHEELER Tommy L. Wheeler was born on May 7, 1957, in Lee County, to the late Junious and Edith Wilson. He departed this life on Sept. 3, 2013, at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital in Columbia. Tommy received his education at Lower Lee School in Lee County. He leaves to mourn his passing: a wife, Rosa L. Wheeler of Sumter; three children, Jessica Moore, Rondrell Moore and Tommy L. Wheeler Jr., all of Sumter; six sisters, Addie Ragin and Almeta (Ben) Sumter of Mayesville, JoAnn Brown, Betty Brown, Aleshia Smith and Shirley (Mike) Snipes; three brothers, Eddie (Caroly) Wheeler, Charlie Wilder and Odell Wheeler; seven grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, all of Sumter; and a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Saturday for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter. The family is receiving friends at 315 Pinson St., Sumter. Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at jobsmortuary@sc. or visit us on the web at

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Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association (British Wives) will meet at 11 a.m. today at The Spectrum, Pinewood Road. All British expats are welcome. Call Josie at (803) 775-8052.

The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Golden Corral.


WIS News 10 at 7:00pm Local news update. News 19 @ 7pm Evening news update. Wheel of Fortune: Southern Hospitality (HD) Best of Making It Grow

Girls on the Run is Back beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, and running through Nov. 23. Girls on the Run is a program for thirdthrough fifth-grade girls that combines training for a 5K race with â&#x20AC;&#x153;confidencebuilding lessons that enhance physical and mental health,â&#x20AC;? according to Join in to play games and meet new friends. Meetings will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is $150 and there are $25 scholarships available. Call Coach Kahla at (803) 458-4241.

Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creatures Deserve to Live will hold a Festival Fur Life 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 3221 Camden Highway, Dalzell. Many of our â&#x20AC;&#x153;sister rescuesâ&#x20AC;? will be in attendance. The goal of this family oriented fundraising event is to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. The festival will feature: adoptable animals; face painting; balloon animals; live music; bounce house; craft fair; a thrift store; food vendors; and much more.

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Queen Latifah hosts 2-hour CBS special â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Teachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BY KEVIN MCDONOUGH CBS brings an apple to Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., TV-PG) celebrates the vital profession through the eyes of four young teachers, navigating their way through their first year of teaching public school students in very different communities from Denver to Idaho and Los Angeles. Queen Latifah hosts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachâ&#x20AC;? will repeat on the new network Pivot, aimed at young â&#x20AC;&#x153;millennialâ&#x20AC;? viewers. â&#x20AC;˘ Robin Williams returns to network television comedy on Sept. 26 in the CBS half-hour sitcom â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Crazy Ones,â&#x20AC;? co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. His brand of hyperactive comedy delighted viewers of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mork & Mindyâ&#x20AC;? when it debuted in 1978 and represented an outgrowth of his manic standup act. Many consider the crossdressing 1993 comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Doubtfireâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., CMT) to feature Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best live-action performance. In contrast, the 1999 drama/biography â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patch Adamsâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., HBO Family) showcased Williams in a mawkish performance that critics Siskel and

Ebert described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;overbearing,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;obnoxiousâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;sanctimonious.â&#x20AC;? Even the real Dr. Adams profiled in the movie became a critic. He told Roger Ebert that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;hatedâ&#x20AC;? the movie. â&#x20AC;˘ Las Vegas lawyers defend visitors whose shenanigans get a little too wild in the 2013 made-for-TV movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wildcardâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., USA, TV-PG), starring Ben Lawson, Jennifer Finnigan, Edi Gathegi and Julie White. Other TV movies making their debut include the 2013 fantasy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Dumb Diaryâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., Hallmark, TV-G), starring Emily Alyn Lind as a girl whose private ruminations erupt into musical numbers. Meredith Monroe (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creekâ&#x20AC;?) stars in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Secret Liaisonâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., Lifetime Movie Network, TV-14) as a young attorney who defends her sister from charges of killing her boyfriend.

Tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Other Highlights â&#x20AC;˘ The Rev. Al Sharpton hosts the concert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Advancing the Dream: Live From the Apolloâ&#x20AC;?

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(8 p.m., MSNBC), featuring Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson, Condoleezza Rice, Tyler Perry and Cathy Hughes. â&#x20AC;˘ Laser beams, baubles and scantily clad women with names like Plenty Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole (Lana Wood) loom large in the 1971 James Bond adventure â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diamonds Are Foreverâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., Encore). â&#x20AC;˘ Send in the clowns on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Next Top Modelâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG). â&#x20AC;˘ Women aspire to stand on the sidelines on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Teamâ&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., CMT, TV-PG). â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Fear 2â&#x20AC;? (9 p.m., Chiller) explores the true stories behind horror movies. â&#x20AC;˘ Two brokers die during drug deals on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Bloodsâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14). â&#x20AC;˘ A cracked hull needs welding on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alas-

kan Steel Menâ&#x20AC;? (10 p.m., Discovery, TV-14).

Cult Choice The 1927 silent masterpiece â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metropolisâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., TCM) offers a fearful view of the 21st century. Cinematic visions of dark, strange futures continue with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things to Comeâ&#x20AC;? (10:45), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Escape From New Yorkâ&#x20AC;? (12:30 a.m.) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brazilâ&#x20AC;? (2:15 a.m.).

Series Notes Mike plays mind games on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Man Standingâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) * Two episodes of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perfect Scoreâ&#x20AC;? (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CW, TV-PG) * A musical moment on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Neighborsâ&#x20AC;? (8:30 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG).

Late Night Kendrick Lamar, Ian Karmel, Heather Mc-

Donald and Julian McCullough are on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chelsea Latelyâ&#x20AC;? (11 p.m., E!, r) * Arsenio Hall and Laura Mvula appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Show With David Lettermanâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Simon Cowell, Adam Carolla and American Authors on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tonight Showâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Celine Dion and Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Heir appear on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmy Kimmel Liveâ&#x20AC;? (11:35 p.m., ABC) * Katie Couric, Patton Oswalt, New Politics and Tamar Braxton visit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Night With Jimmy Fallonâ&#x20AC;? (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Craig Ferguson hosts Tom Lennon and the Wild Feathers on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Late Late Showâ&#x20AC;? (12:35 a.m., CBS). Copyright 2013, United Feature Syndicate



LEGAL NOTICES Legal Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 260-foot Self-Support Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 3215 Beulah Cuttino Road, Sumter, Sumter County, SC 29154, N 33째 48' 57.3" W 80째 22' 11.4". Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A0857210. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS Interested persons may review the application ( by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Summons & Notice above captioned matter were filed in the Probate Court for Sumter County, South Carolina, the object and prayer of which is an action to establish heirs of the decedent and other related relief as set forth in the Complaint

Bid Notices

Memorial Gathering is being held on Sat. Sept. 7th from 2-6PM at 518 Benton Court, Sumter, for the late Mr. Joseph Grant, Jr. of (Borden, SC).

Looking for persons who have LYME DISEASE to become members of an awareness group. Call 803-481-8826

In Memory of Mr. Herbert Champagne On his birthday We miss and love you, Your Wife, Children, and Grands

Project: Sumter County Administration Building Parking Lot and Miscellaneous Improvements. Separate sealed bids for: the construction of an asphalt parking lot and misc improvements will be received by Sumter County in the County Council's Chamber located on the third floor of the Sumter County Administration Building, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, SC until 10:00 a.m. on September 19, 2013 there at said office opened and read aloud.


Danny Ray Gainey Nov 11, 1960 - Sept 6, 2011 You have been remembered, loved, and missed everyday in the two years you have been gone. Until we see each other again, you will be in my heart. Love Your Sister, Margie

Lost & Found

Estate of Birnie Holloman Gardenia Holloman, Petitioner, TO: HEIRS OF THE DECEDENT: You are hereby summoned and required to Answer the Petition in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said petition on the Petitioner, or his attorney, Kenneth R. Young, Jr., within thirty (30)days after the service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer to the said Petition within the time aforesaid, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for a default judgment granting the relief demanded in the said Petition. TO: HEIRS OF THE DECEDENT: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Petition to Establish Heirs and the Order for Publication in the

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To request a bid package and plans, email A hard copy of the bid package and plans may be picked up at Sumter County Purchasing Department, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Hodge Roofing Solutions, LLC, Lic.& Bonded. Free Estimates. Also do Vinyl Siding & Seamless Gutters. 803-840-4542


Public Notice

Sumter County/City Animal Control 1240 Winkles Rd. 803-436-2066 or 436-2755. Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm Found on Significant Dr. Bull mixed Brn/Blk, on Flamingo Dr. Chihuahua Blk,Tan, on Allen Dr. Mixed Brown, on Poole Lab Blk, on Dorsey Dr. Mixed Black, on Salterstown Rd. Pitt mixed Blk, on Log Cabin Rd. Lab mixed Blk, on Jasper Dr. Retriever mixed Brn, on Marigold St. Rott Weilder Blk/Tan Found: projector & film in Forest Lake S/D area. Call 236-7698 to identify. Lost medium sized brown dog with black markings in the Pitts Rd area. Reward! Call 803 468-4260

NOTICE OF BOARD OF APPEALS HEARING he City of Manning Board of Appeals will meet on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., City Hall, 29 W. Boyce Street, to hear the following appeal: Request No. E-2013-05 by James L. Simpson to be allowed a special exception to operate a bed and breakfast at 303 North Brooks Street, Tax Map# 169-16-07-017-00, zoned Single-Family Residential (RS-20). Documents related to this appeal are available for public inspection during regular business hours at City Hall, 29 W. Boyce Street, Manning, SC 29102.


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Kenneth R. Young, Jr. Attorney for Petitioner 23 West Calhoun Street Sumter, SC 29150 803 773-4371

HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Danna Allen, 200 Wingo Way, Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 416-5100,

There will be a meeting of the Dalzell Rural Water Board of Directors on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Community Center in Dalzell, South Carolina.


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The Trading Post 3550 Camden Hwy, Dalzell, open Fri. 11 am - 6 pm & Sat. 7 am - 2 pm. Antiques, collectibles, furniture & more. Buy, Sell or Trade. 803-847-1805

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

3275 Lee Altman Rd. Dalzell, Fri 12-6 & Sat. 7-12 Womans clothes, furn, baby clothes/toys

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Multi-family sale!!! 914 Trailmore Cir. Baby, toddler & kid's accessories, toys & clothes. Knickknaks & household items, dog items, movies, more! Sat. 7 am - ?

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Multi-family Sale 580 Adger Ln, (Banbury Subd), 441 near Shaw. Sat 7AM. Tools, furn., kitchenware, clothes inl'd maternity/baby/toddler, Xmas decor, icl'd lighted tree, elem. teaching supplies & MORE. Neighborhood Yard Sale Ginko Hills Sat 7th 7:30-12. Off Old Camden Hwy between Sumter & Dalzell Estate Tag Sale 1284 N Main Street Across from new Sheriffs Dept. Let's do it again! Dbl Bed, Vanity, Single Bed, Grill, Desk, Vintage Office chair, Old Stereo, Records, Dishes, Pots, Pans, Marble top table, Duncan Phyfe Sofa, Gooseneck Rocker Fri. 5:30 - 8:30 & Sat 8 - 1.




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Garage, Yard & Estate Sales Multi Family 620 Portsmouth (Deerfield Courtyard) Sat 7-12 , office desk, gun rack, gas grill, ceiling fans, curtains, valances, throw pillows, bedding, Hshld treasures, books, kitchen items and so much more Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun. Multi-family yard sale on Saturday, September 7th at 66 Alice Dr. from 7 am - 11 am along with $5 delicious BBQ sandwiches. 109 Davis St Bishopville Sat 9/7 8am -12pm Linens, drapes, hshld items, children items, exercise equip. & clothes 872 Twin Lakes Dr Sat 6:30-1 Furniture, electronics, scrubs, name brand clothing & much more! Multi-family Yard Sale, 100 Tradd Circle, Sat. 8-12. Name brand clothes (ladies sz S-XL). 2590 Maidenhair Ln, (Gingko Hills Subd) Sat. 7AM. Everything must go! Need jean for work, girl dresses, golf clubs, or bunk bed; we got & a whole lot more! Everything is priced to sell. Rain or Shine. 30 Shaginaw Ct (Wendemere subd.) Fri & Sat 7-12 Quality items for men & women, Hshld, 2 axle trailer, Industrial Scale Etc... 2610 Nicholson Dr (Brewington Subd.)Sat 7-2 Some of Everything! 716 S. St. Paul Church Rd. Sat. 7AM. Fireplace, Linoleum flooring, clothes, and much more. Multi-family 310 Brown St. (behind Riley Park), Fri/Sat. 8AM -2PM. Scrubs, hshld, Ford P/U truck, etc.

Community Sale Sat 8-2 at 2816, 2870, 2832, 2834, 2760, 2702, 935 Camden Hwy Bishopville 232 &188 Cedar Creek Rd Bishopville Contents of storage unit, appliances, furniture, dishes, hshld items,, clothes, handicap accessories, lift chairs, lawn mowers, 55 gal steel drum, something for everyone! INSIDE Palmetto Towers, behind Kmart Sat 7-11:30 BIG BIG Sale too much to mention! All costume jewelry half price. Multi family 203 Barefoot Ct (Idlewild Subd.) Sat 7-1, boys clothes, ping pong table, Hshld items, Plus sz clothing, nerf guns, 2 wedding dresses, ps3games, Misc... Yard Sale: 10 Oakview Dr. Sat. 8AM - 1PM. Women/boys clothes, colorful purses, shoes, hshld what-nots, some furn. Huge Yard /Bake Sale, (Chicken salad, Pint Pickup $7 ea.) Sat Sept 7th 7AM-1PM. Sumter 1st Church of the Nazarene. 3700 Patriot Parkway. 803-494-7000 12 Bobs Dr. (off W. Oakland) Sat. 7-1 Furniture, Household goods & more. 684 Aidan Dr. Sat. 8-2. Love seat, bike rack, blower, clothes, DVDs, hard drives, Christmas items, misc hshld items, camera . 3 Family Yard Sale on Sat. everything must go, flowers, cloths, bird houses, ect. Urbana Road, Summerton Huge 3 family Yard Sale: 301 Benton Dr. Sat. Sept. 7 8am until. Lots of Misc. Items. No Early Sales Flea Market Size Yard sale Fri 9/6 & Sat 9/7 8am-2pm 1823 Dunbarton Dr 41 Tucson Dr. Saturday, 7: 30 am - 11 am. Too much to list. Multi Family 1176 Pinewood Rd Sat 7:30-1:30 No Early Sales! Scrubs, furniture, kitchen ware, (2 blue velvet chairs) pictures, antique bed, TV cabinet, Misc.items.... Pinewood 1st Community Yard Sale, Pinewood Stadium, Hwy 261, Pinewood. Sat. 6:45AM-3pm. $10 table rental. Seller are welcome. No reservations needed. For more info call 803-651-4156. 1865 N. St. Paul Church Rd. Sat. 7AM. Men/Women/baby clothes, what-nots, some furn.

For Sale Varity Furniture, excel shape dresser $25, mirror match $10, sofa $150, w/ loveseat $275, wood buffet $125, Office chairs $15-20, ceramic lamps $15, and more call (803)435-8075 Henry F. Miller upright piano, very good condition. $500. Call 481-9207. SHOP ONLINE Over 400 Fragrances Home and Body Oil Scents Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364 Military & Spouses Plot w/ 2 vaults at Evergreen Memorial Park, $2,700. 803-773-1303


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House for lease with option to buy. 3 Br, 2 Ba, stove, refrig., C/H/A, $750 mo. 14 Brooks St. (c) 491-4026 or 775-8840 after 5 pm.

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The SC Army National Guard wants High School Juniors, Seniors, Grads and GED holders, and Prior Service! Ask about college tuition. Receive paid technical training and more while serving your Country and Community on a part-time basis. Call now for this great opportunity! SSG Michael Wright 803-667-0985 SSG Lorraine Lordy 803-360-1979

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2BR/1.5BA, duplex Ceiling fans, carpet/tile flrs, wht kit, stove/fridge, laundry rm, carport, shed, big yard, $600/mo + dep. No Pets. 803-481-8286 lv msg.

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Huge office unit. 28x76, located on Broad St. in Sumter. 11 rooms, incl. kitchenette, 2 one half baths, vinyl siding, shingle roof, porch awning, underskirting, steps, handicap ramp, total elec. Ideal for ready made office unit or remodel for home or hunting club. Priced to sell quick at $15,500. Exc. cond. Call 803-468-6029.

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


2003 Kia Rio station wagon, 30 mpg, AC, Auto, CD, AM/FM radio, $2500. 803-773-5877 or 236-0488.

Rent to own 4BR 4BA MH on 1.25 Acre, Large Kitchen, Hdw Floors, 2 car garage, Guest house in back, Quiet neighborhood Call 803-316-8222. Appraised at $84K 2Br 1Ba MH on private lot. No pets $330Mo & Deposit Call 803 481-4462

Mechanic needed at busy car lot. Salary based on Exp. Apply in person, at 1282 N. Lafayette Dr. NO PHONE CALLS!!! Valid Driver's License Required. Must have own tools.

Scenic Lake 2BR 2Bth. No pets. Call between 9am - 5pm ONLY! (803) 499-1500.

PT-FT landscape/construction worker. Send resume & driving record to: P-335 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 2915. Retirees welcomed.

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3BR/2BA, C/H/A, lrg fenced yard (Wedgefield). $500/mo + $400/dep. 803-458-8758

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AUCTION 2004 Buick LeSabre 77K Miles, Great Shape Online bidding and details Rafe Dixon, SCAL 4059 (803) 774-6967

99' Mercury Sable Great Cdtn, 6cyl, high mileage, AC, runs good, $2,000 OBO Call 499-3911 Btwn 6-8PM

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2003 Ford Expedition XLT, Black/Tan Ext, Leather Int, TV, PW/PL, 3rd row, 130k miles. $4,300 OBO. 803-464-3526

For lease or sell: 254 Broad St. Sumter, 7 rm bldg, C/H/A. Sec Sysw/ extra lot. Fenced in storage area w/ 2: 8x12 storage bldgs. Owner financing to qualified buyer or $1,000 mo 775-8840/469-0722

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EAR ABBY — I TRUTH — Either your have a half-sister former stepfather was the with whom I greatest father in the share a mother. Her father world to HER, or your and my mother were half-sister needs the fanmarried for almost 10 tasy she’s clinging to for years. This man, I believe, her emotional well-being. had some mental issues. Let her have her fantasy if He would quiz it comforts her. If me about my sexshe raises the subual relations with ject of good old dad my boyfriend at with you, just tell the time, wanting her you’d prefer not details. He would to discuss it. often fly off the handle and argue DEAR ABBY — Abigail with my mother Our daughter was VAN BUREN for no reason. married recently. There are too During the wedmany other exding or the recepamples to list. Quite frank- tion, someone stole ly, he was a horrible husmoney from the purses of band and father. at least two of the bridesThis man died two maids. Are the bride’s years ago. My half-sister parents responsible for has since immortalized the loss? her father into someone MOTHER OF BRIDE he was not. She even tattooed his initials on her DEAR MOTHER OF wrist. BRIDE — Unless you Abby, how is a person agreed to look after the supposed to deal with a young women’s belongrelative who is living in ings, you are not responsifantasyland about a parble for the loss. They ent? His widow has sent should have left their her emails telling her the purses with someone they kind of man he really was, trusted or secured in a but she continues to act as locked room or car. if he was the world’s best As a gesture of good father even though he will, depending upon the wasn’t. state of your finances, you KNOWS THE TRUTH might want to make good on their loss. But you are DEAR KNOWS THE not required to do so.






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