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One controversial request to rezone a residential area for commercial use was allowed to move forward this week, but the future of a second is uncertain after Sumter City Council declined to take action. GALIANO Council reconsidered two zoning requests Tuesday that drew opposition from neighbors of the proper-

ties during a public hearing two weeks before. Residents expressed concern about how the change, if it leads to new construction and businesses, would affect their homes and neighborhoods. One request asked to rezone two plots of land on Oswego Highway totaling 81.27 acres from singleMcGREGOR family residential to general commercial and multi-family residential. The other would rezone seven resi-


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dential lots on Alice Drive along Bon View and Thomas drives to limited commercial. Of the two, the Alice Drive change is closer to completion after council approved first reading of the request. Homeowners on the block want to rezone the area so they have the option to sell to a commercial developer after Alice Drive expands to five lanes. The lots are just north of several commercial businesses at the intersection of Alice and SEE COUNCIL, PAGE A10

Battle of the Badges rivalry fuels blood drive


Najah Blassingame, 15, of Sumter will audition for Apollo Kids at the Apollo Theatre in New York City on Sept. 21. She will be singing one of her favorite songs, “At Last” by Etta James.

Sumter teen to audition at prestigious theater BY IVY MOORE

Emergency responders compete in annual event

Close your eyes and listen to Najah Blassingame singing “At Last,” the love song made famous by the late Etta James, and you’ll be surprised when you open them. A big, mature voice comes out of the diminutive 15-year-old Sumter High School sophomore. It’s a voice she hopes will win her $20,000 at the famed Apollo Theatre in New York. She auditions on Sept. 21. Najah is a natural singer, her mother, Anita, said. She hasn’t had a lot of training outside of school choruses and her church choir. She sang with the Chestnut Oaks Middle School choir, the Sumter High School show choir, and this year, she’ll be in the SHS chamber and concert choirs. Her mother also coaches her. “And I had a couple of


ABOVE: Nick Rupert, left, with Sumter County Emergency Medical Services, watches Miranda McKenzie, American Red Cross collection technician, swab his arm with Betadine. The second annual Battle of the Badges was his first time donating. BELOW: Volunteers from the American Red Cross took over a room at the Sumter County Library on Friday for the Battle of the Badges blood drive. The weeklong event tapped county emergency agencies to collect blood for local use.



Sumter County’s emergency responders gave blood for the sake of the community this week. Not at the scene of any great disaster, but as a part of the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. The weeklong exercise in giving, which culminated in Friday’s drive at the Sumter County Library on Harvin Street, pitted the county’s different emergency agencies, and community SEE BLOOD DRIVE, PAGE A8 20 N. Magnolia St. Sumter, SC 29150 (USPS 525-900)

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months of voice lessons with Kipper Ackerman,” Najah said. Her daughter started singing when she was very young, her mother said. “I was 5 years old, and I was sitting in front of the TV, and my mom heard me singing ‘Santa Baby,’” Najah said. Anita Blassingame thought she was hearing Eartha Kitt on the program. “I made her sing it again,” she said. “From then on I kept singing it,” Najah said, “and I finally realized I could sing.” Ten years later, she said, “I like a lot of R&B, and I like music that has a lot of different beats.” No one is sure where Najah got her big voice. Anita Blassingame just sings “on the choir,” she said. “I’m still trying to figure out where her voice is coming from. SEE BIG VOICE, PAGE A10


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The Sumter Police Department is continuing to look for a 44-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week. Barbara Ann Jenkins was last seen about 6 a.m. Aug. 29 near her residence in the 500 block of South Sumter Street. Jenkins took her child to a bus stop but did not return. She is described as a black female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 170 lbs. She was last seen wearing JENKINS black jeans and a black shirt. Jenkins is known to frequent the Oakland, Council and Dingle street areas and is considered in danger because of her erratic behavior prior to her disappearance. Anyone who has seen Jenkins or has information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

It’s almost time for the sixth-annual nationwide 9/11 prayer gatherings, and Sumter is once again participating. “We are gathering to pray for our military and for our city, to remember 9/11 and to show solidarity as we face the possibility of war with Syria,” said the Rev. Diane Hodgson, chairwoman for the Sumter Ministerial Alliance and a parishioner at Bethesda Church of God. She, along with the Rev. Matthew Wilkie, are coordinating the event. They are asking people to gather at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn in front of the Sumter County Courthouse.

The Sumter Fire Department will also hold a 9/11 memorial service at 10 that morning at the main station, 129 E. Hampton Ave., Sumter. The evening prayer initiative was started by Cry Out America, “a grassroots prayer and renewal movement seeking to unite citizens of every state, every county and every church in prayer for a Christ Awakening in the nation,” said media relations coordinator Robin Cole in an August news release. For the past three years, South Carolina has registered a prayer coordinator for each county in the state. “Prayer is the only thing that will save America,” said Peggy Scarborough, South Carolina state coordinator, in the news release. “I’m

here to stand with Cry Out America and serve our state and nation until America has a real revival and a return to God.” Last year, city and county officials, first responders, pastors and committed laity gathered at 2,600 prayer points in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. About 260,000 people participated in these interdenominational, public prayer events. For more information on the event in Sumter, contact Hodgson at (803) 316-3217 or Wilkie at (803) 406-1394. For more information on the national level, visit Reach Jade Anderson at (803) 774-1250.


Man flees from deputies, leaves baby in car People who run from traffic stops sometimes leave cargo behind. But one man was so eager to avoid law enforcement he left an 11-month-old child in the back seat. Sheriff’s deputies found the child Wednesday after pulling over a blue Nissan on Burnt Gin Road. About 7:17 p.m., a deputy passing the car on S.C. 261 near Middleton Road reportedly noticed a passenger was not wearing a seat belt. He attempted to pull the car over, but the vehicle turned onto Burnt Gin and pulled sharply into a driveway, at which time the driver jumped from the car and ran on foot. A 34-year-old man stayed in the passenger seat and pointed out to the officer that the driver had left the child behind. The child was strapped in a car seat in the back. The passenger said he wasn’t sure why the driver ran, but law enforcement recovered the man’s wallet from inside the car and found he had an outstanding bench warrant from family court. The child’s mother was contacted, and she came to pick the child up.


A four-car pileup shortly after 5 p.m. on Guignard Drive near Wactor Street blocked both southbound lanes for about 30 minutes Friday as the Sumter Fire Department and Sumter County Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash. At least one person was transported from the scene to Tuomey Regional Medical Center with apparent non-life-threatening injuries.

Restaurant will host music groups to raise money for shelter Angel’s on Main will host at least eight hours of live music today to raise money for the Sumter Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Beginning at 1 p.m. behind the Main Street Mexican restaurant with N&J Acoustics (Nicki Blooze and Julius Brown), the music will span a variety of tunes, from pop and rhythm and blues to folk, country and rock. Others performing, in order of appearance, are Essence Band, Cristie and Kevin, Ashby Hall, Eddie Rogers, Hippy Mike, Kit and Darren Polutta, 4 Way Stop and Kerolinea (Jeremy Johnson and Tazz Cockerill). All proceeds benefit the rescued animals at the SPCA. For more information, call (803) 840-3581.

1 dead, 1 missing on Fort Mill lake after boat capsizes FORT MILL — Wildlife officials said one man is dead and another missing after a boat capsized on a lake in Fort Mill. Family members said two men went fishing together on Lake Haigler on Thursday afternoon. Fort Mill Police Maj. Bryan Zachary said someone walking near the lake noticed the boat was in trouble and called police about 7:30 p.m. The Department of Natural Resources is being assisted by the Fort Mill Fire Department and rescue squads from Fort Mill and Rock Hill, as well as York County sheriff’s deputies.

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Emily Wilson, Sumter Christian School student Eighth-grader Emily Wilson is settling into the new school year at Sumter Christian School. She was born in Hinesburg, Germany, into a military family before moving to Sumter as a part of her father’s orders when she was 3 years old. The now 13-year-old said she loves math, playing the trumpet in her band class and preparing meals for her family. Her father is a retired serviceman, her mother is a teacher at Sumter Christian School, and her brother just recently left to attend college in Greenville. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

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It’s a good school. I like having Christ in my education. It’s small, and you can get one-on-one help. My favorite teacher is Amanda Kish, who I had for fifth and sixth grade. She made learning fun. She was strict at the same time, but she would teach using games. I really liked it. WHAT’S IT LIKE HAVING A MOTHER WORK AS A TEACHER AT THE SAME SCHOOL YOU ATTEND?

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n recent decades, cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have been on the rise. This could be because it is now more commonly diagnosed in all ages or because of our changing life habits. ADHD is one of the most common childhood brain disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, BACHMEIER difficulty controlling behavior and hyperactivity. The most common drug prescribed for ADHD is Ritalin. This medicine is a stimulant that targets the central nervous system. According to, Ritalin sales have skyrocketed from about $184,000 in 2011 to $400,000 in 2012. Side effects of Ritalin include a lack of ap-

petite to the inability to sleep, and in some cases, depression; the downside is real. “The Feingold Diet proposed in the 1970s outlined particular foods to cut from a child’s diet like artificial coloring, artificial flavors, added preservatives, Salicylates (a pesticide added to some food plants) and other food additives like sulfites, artificial sweeteners, MSG (monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer) and others. Caffeine and processed sugar have also been shown to cause high energy and restlessness in children,� according to Discovery Health. Dr. Benjamin Feingold was a pe-

diatrician and allergist who studied cals called neurotransmitters, inthe effects that food had on chilcluding dopamine, which helps dren with hyperactivity disorders. with attention and clear thinking. Feingold’s research supports the People with ADHD often have less need to eat an organic and preserdopamine than usual in their vative-free diet. Recent studies brains, and the release of chemicals have shown that eating a can bring it to normal “plainâ€? diet (a variety of levels. A recent study TIPS FOR SUCCESS meats, vegetables, rice done by researchers at and water) can reduce or Michigan State University • Avoid processed foods; eliminate the need for has found that children • Eat healthier homemedication. with ADHD test better cooked meals; and Buying food at the groand are able to focus • Get 30-60 minutes of cery store and making more after short bouts exercise daily. your own meals can cut (approximately 20 minout the guesswork of what utes) of exercise. Some is in your food. It helps good options include parents to know specifically what swimming, running and hiking. their child is eating and not count These activities use constant moveon someone else to provide the ment that can keep up with the best for their family. child’s active mind. Exercise has also been shown to suppress the symptoms of ADHD. Daniela Bachmeier is a Health This is likely because when you exPromotion Intern at the Sumter ercise, your brain releases chemiFamily YMCA.



ABOVE LEFT: Wilson Hall preschoolers Jack Thalman, Thomas Jones and Lauren Burchett enjoy their first tour of the campus while searching for The Cat in the Hat. After reading Dr. Seuss’ classic book, “The Cat in the Hat,� the students went on a search throughout the campus to find the elusive cat Tuesday. This event gave the preschool students the opportunity to tour all of the buildings on campus and discover where their special classes, such as computer science and music, are located. The students eventually found the titular cat on their playground at the completion of the campus tour. ABOVE RIGHT: Wilson Hall preschool student Sriya Patel looks for the Cat in the Hat in the playground’s sandbox.



Devon K. McQuillar, 20, of 1241 Seegars Mill Road, Camden, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree burglary. On Aug. 11, McQuillar reportedly entered a home in the 6500 block of Black River Road, Rembert, and stole two televisions, two handbags, a Kindle, a BB gun, a shotgun, a rifle and a .38-caliber pistol, valued at $1,620. Michael Dean Coplin, 22, of 811 Boulevard Road, was arrested Wednesday and charged with receiving stolen goods and failure to stop for blue lights. At 12:06 a.m., a deputy attempted to pull over a stolen green Chevrolet Impala on Belmont Drive. The car turned onto Weatherly Road and continued until the end of the road, at which time the driver fled on foot. Coplin was apprehended after a short chase. Charles William Craft, 24, of 2604 Wheeler St., was arrested Thursday and charged with illegal possession of a weapon. At 11:44 p.m., Craft and other individuals were approached by a deputy in a parking lot in the 200 block of S.C. 261. A black-andbrown revolver was found on the ground nearby.

A red riding lawn mower and a black 5-by-14-foot utility trailer were reported stolen from the 200 block of East Clark Street in Pinewood at 2:07 p.m. Thursday. The items are valued at $2,400. A debit card and $800 in cash were reported stolen from a car parked in the 1800 block of Campbell Court at 10:53 a.m. on Wednesday. A Rossi .357 revolver was reported stolen from a car parked in the first block of Executive Circle in Dalzell at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday. The gun is valued at $329.35. A Hi-Point 9 mm handgun was reported stolen from a car parked in the 3100 block of Poley Bridge Lane at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The gun is valued at $170. RECOVERED PROPERTY:

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Churches, grocers could be signup points for coverage Health insurance navigators hustle to hire, train workers BY JOEY HOLLEMAN The State Starting in October, you might be able to sign up for health insurance at a folding table outside your grocery store, in the waiting room at your hospital emergency department or at church functions. The effort to cover nearly a million people in the state — about 750,000 uninsured and others who are underinsured — under the Health Insurance Marketplace will show up in places expected and unexpected. DECO Recovery Management, one of the three groups who earned federal grants to help people navigate the new system, is borrowing from one of the nation’s most successful sales forces. “It’s like the Girl Scouts

(selling cookies), you go to shopping centers and set up tables to capture people as they come and go,’’ said DECO vice president Andy Foland. DECO, a Maryland-based company that provides medical assistance eligibility management for hospitals, plans more conventional enrollment efforts throughout the state at libraries or community centers. It also will partner with The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, which connects state residents with government benefits. DECO has working relationships with South Carolina hospitals in Aiken, Clarendon and Greenville counties, and it plans to train its employees in those hospitals as navigators. Signing up an uninsured person at a hospital might not cover


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U.S. employers add 169K jobs; jobless rate falls to 7.3 percent WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S. employers have yet to start hiring aggressively â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much. Employers added 169,000 jobs in August but many fewer in June and July than previously thought, the Labor Department said Friday. Combined, June, July and August amounted to the weakest three-month stretch of job growth in a year. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years. But it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. The proportion of Americans working or looking for work reached its lowest point in 35 years. All told, the report adds up to a mixed picture of the U.S. job market: Hiring is steady but subpar. Much of the hiring is in lower-paying

occupations. And many people are giving up on the job market in frustration. The jobs picture is sure to weigh heavily when the Fed meets Sept. 17-18 to discuss whether to scale back its $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bond purchases. Those purchases have helped keep home loan and other borrowing rates ultra low to try to encourage consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more. David Jones, chief economist at DMJ Advisors, said he still thinks the Fed will begin slowing its bond buying later this month. But he suspects the August data and the reduced job totals for June and July will lead the Fed to trim more gradually than it would have otherwise: The Fed could start reducing its monthly purchases by $10 billion rather than $20 billion. Jones said he expects periodic reductions of $10 billion between now and mid2014. At that point, Chair-


People check out opportunities during a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., on Aug. 14. U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years, according to the Labor Department on Friday.

man Ben Bernanke has said the Fed expects the bond buying could likely end. The revised job growth for June and July shrank the previously estimated gain for those months by 74,000. Julyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gain is now estimated at 104,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the fewest in more than a year and down from a previous estimate of 162,000. Juneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was revised to 172,000 from 188,000.

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U.S. military action against Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 30 points. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.92 percent, from 2.95 percent before the jobs report was released at 8:30 a.m. Investors may think the report makes it less likely the Fed will significantly slow its bond purchases.

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God’s Creatures Deserve to Live will hold a Festival Fur Life 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at 3221 Camden Highway, Dalzell. Many of our “sister rescues” 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. The Campbell Soup friends lunch group will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral. The Shannon Town Community Association will hold a back-to-school bash noon-4 p.m. today at the corner of Laurel and Webb streets. American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 202 will meet 1:302:30 p.m. today at Ballard-Palmer-Bates Post 202, 310 Palmetto St. Call Barbara Davis at (803) 469-7133. The Regional Transit Council will meet 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at 36 W. Liberty St. Contact O.J. Papucci at (803) 775-7381, extension 379, or

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The Northside Neighborhood Association will resume its fiscal meetings at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the North HOPE Center. This is a special planning meeting for new officers. Call the Rev. Charles Joe at (803) 775-6473. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold About Boating Safety (ABS) classes as follows: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Family Development Center in Santee; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Sumter Department of Transportation. Cost is $20 per person or $25 for a family of four. Contact Ellen Newman at or (803) 4923387. The Sumter SPCA will hold a “Shaggin’ and Waggin’ Dance” 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Elaine D. Korn Memorial Center, 1100 S. Guignard Drive. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost is only $15 per person and all proceeds benefit the SPCA. Call (803) 7739292.

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The Sumter Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Bultman Conference Room at USC Sumter. Lorraine Dennis, assistant Sumter County administrator, will speak on resume writing, etc. Contact Mary Sutton at (803) 938-3760 or



Not to be technical, but the made-for-TV thriller “A Sister’s Nightmare” (8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime, TV-14) has the wrong title. It should be called “A Nightmare Sister.” Preposterous from the get-go, “Nightmare” stars Natasha Henstridge (“The Whole Nine Yards”) as Cassidy. She’s first seen as a mental patient, nervously laughing when her doctor asks her if she still considers herself a threat to her family. Then she’s seen being discharged from the facility and throwing away the medicine that’s designed to keep her under control. Hey, what could go wrong? She arrives unannounced at the home of her equally blond sister, Jane (Kelly Rutherford), and her law student boyfriend (Matthew Settle) and vulnerable blond daughter (Peyton List), who is prone to panic attacks. Tension between the sisters is palpable from the beginning. And who wouldn’t be nervous when your big sis drops in fresh from the longterm lockup for the criminally insane? Bloodflecked flashbacks gather in frequency until things come to a head between the peroxide set and we finally discover just what the fuss was all about. In addition to being implausible in every conceivable fashion, “Nightmare” moves at a glacial pace. • You never know what you’ll find behind suburbia’s placid facade. “Secret Sex Lives: Swingers” (10 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Fit & Health, TV-14) features five Georgia couples who appear to be juggling family and career to ca-

sual observers, but also in sin in Chicago, where on the 2001 terror attacks, induced revelation on the have a clandestine lifehe works for rival gangand television’s role in re- series finale of “Do No Harm” (10 p.m., NBC, style. ster Al Capone (Stephen porting them, from an TV-14). Chaste by compariGraham) and Dean entirely new angle. • Parents of sextuplets son, “Ex-Wives of Rock” O’Banion (Arron Shiver). “Tapes” shows local footreflect on their harried (11:30 p.m. Saturday, Believe it or not, Gretchage from all across the home on “Six Little McFuse) follows four en Mol’s stupendously nation on that Tuesday Ghees” (10 p.m. and women once married to depraved character, Gilmorning, as news was 10:30 p.m., OWN). members of the Scorpilian, finds even darker breaking from New York, ons, Motley Crue and depths. Washington and a field in Warrant as they struggle Look for new cast rural Pennsylvania. It Sunday’s Highlights to leave the tour bus lifemembers in riveting shows both on-air talent • Chosen from all over style behind. Shannon roles: Jeffrey Wright is a and ordinary citizens rethe country, “The AllTweed (wife of Gene Harlem activist/gangster acting with unfolding Star Orchestra” (12:30 Simmons) narrates. and rival to Chalky White horror and dread. p.m., PBS, check local • Time to celebrate. (Michael Kenneth Wil• Cast members, writlistings) begins its eight“Boardwalk Empire” (9 liams); Ron Livingston is ers and creators reflect on week season, performing p.m. Sunday, HBO, TVan out-of-town business- a hit show’s broad appeal classical favorites and MA) returns for a fourth man who falls into Gilas it enters its fifth season contemporary American season of 12 episodes. lian’s sordid orbit; and on “Modern Family: E! works. Conductor Gerard Playing on a variation Patricia Arquette is the Entertainment Special” Schwarz also handpicked that has been with us world-weary owner of a (9 p.m. Sunday). the talent. since the first season, speakeasy in Florida, • Scheduled on “60 “Empire” really follows a where Nucky sees a few Saturday’s Highlights Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): band of damaged, even new business opportuniRobots and unemploy• The annual bachelor damned characters as ties. ment; the National Sepfundraiser raises eyethey navigate their way That’s only skimming tember 11 Memorial & brows on “Cedar Cove” through Prohibition-era the surface of this rich Museum; Michael Jack(8 p.m., Hallmark, TVAmerica. Nearly every stew, fragrant with memson’s enduring brand. PG). scene reflects how the old orable characters and • Old sweethearts re• Durant makes a legal social order is giving way smart evocations of hisconnect in their golden ultimatum on “Hell on to a new bustling urban torical events that still years on “Last Tango in Wheels” (9 p.m., AMC, nation, a thriving melting resonate. “Boardwalk Halifax” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-14). pot of immigrants, artists, Empire” is a beautifully TV-14, check local list• Warwick’s evil visionaries and gangsters. produced series that not ings). Derek Jacobi stars. scheme culminates on Of all of the characters, only respects its audi• The Dallas Cowboys “White Queen” (9 p.m., war veteran Richard Har- ence’s intelligence, but host the New York Giants Starz, TV-MA). row (Jack Huston) best also depends upon it. on “Sunday Night Foot• Scheduled on two personifies the series’ • A dozen years on, ball” (8:20 p.m., NBC). helpings of “48 Hours” “Walking Dead” theme. September’s blue skies • An urban treasure(CBS): a wife wears a wire The maimed soldierstill haunt me. “9-11: The hunter becomes a victim (9 p.m.); murder for hire turned-killer tries to leave Heartland Tapes” (8 on “Unforgettable” (9 (10 p.m.). violence behind by rep.m. Sunday, Smithsonp.m., CBS, TV-14). • Jason has a medically turning to his sister in the ian) manages to reflect heartland. We’ll see how that goes. The series’ principal character, Nucky We’ve Got Treatments For Thompson (Steve Buscemi), knows that he’s Residential Properties R lost his wife (Kelly Macdonald) and much of his Iff yyou ou u ccan’t an’tt eenjoy njoy being being soul in the past few outside because of pests, outside years, as Prohibition has turned him from a small city fixer to a full-fledged gangster. And doomed prude Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon) is painfully aware that he’s fallen the furthest and fastest, from pious husband MASTER RSC.CO OM and Prohibition agent to WWW.TURFMASTERSC.COM murderer-in-exile, living


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Study shows childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use of e-cigarettes increasing ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like adults â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students. About 2 percent of the students said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d used an e-cigarette in the previous month, according to a survey done last year. That was up from 1 percent in 2011. More kids still smoke traditional cigarettes than the new electronic ones, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear how dangerous e-cigarettes are. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also not clear from the report how many are using them on a daily or weekly basis. But health officials are worried. The new study suggests many kids are now getting a first taste of nicotine through e-cigarettes and then moving on to regular tobacco products, they say. Electronic cigarettes are batterypowered devices that provide users with aerosol puffs that typically contain nicotine, and sometimes flavorings like fruit, mint or chocolate. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often been described as a less-dangerous alternative to regular cigarettes. Unlike conventional smokes, the federal government does not yet regulate e-cigarettes, although more than 20 states have banned store sales to minors. The devices began to appear in the United States in late 2006, but marketing has exploded in the last couple of years. The new study â&#x20AC;&#x201D; released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is based on a questionnaire filled out by nearly 19,000 students in grades 6 through 12 in 2011 and an additional 25,000 in 2012. In 2011, about 3 percent said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tried an e-cigarette at least once. That rose to 7 percent last year and translates to nearly 1.8 million students. In contrast, 6 percent of adults have tried e-cigarettes, according to a different CDC survey done in 2011.


A sales associate demonstrates the use of an electronic cigarette and the smoke-like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo., in 2011. According to a national study released Thursday, children are increasingly trying the devices. It was the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

Children still are more likely to light up regular cigarettes, though teen smoking rates have dropped in the past decade. More teens now smoke marijuana than tobacco, surveys have found. But health officials worry e-cigarettes could re-ignite teen cigarette use. They point to a finding in the study that 20 percent of middle school e-cigarette users had never tried conventional cigarettes. When the same question was asked of high school students, only 7 percent had never tried regular smokes.

BLOOD DRIVE from Page A1 members who donated in their names, to see which one could raise the most blood donations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great turnout,â&#x20AC;? said Jessica Garrett, donor recruitment representative from the American Red Cross, who oversaw the battle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw an increase (from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural blood drive), especially during the week at the donor center.â&#x20AC;? One hundred and seventy people took part in the drive throughout the week, including 81 who turned out for the draw Friday. The Sumter Fire Department won the competition with 80 votes (including people who, for whatever reason, were unable to

give blood). But the Sumter Police Department received the most donations on Friday with 35, compared to 19 for the fire department, 18 for the Sumter County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, five for Sumter County EMS and four for SumterLee Regional Detention Center. Donations from members of those agencies were topped off by walk-in donors with no connection to the agencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pleasantly surprised,â&#x20AC;? said Capt. Joey Duggan, who helped organize the blood drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was worried this morning because we still had several slots open from getting people scheduled, but we had a good donor turnout

just from word of mouth and having the blood drive bus outside.â&#x20AC;? In fact, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Battle of the Badges surpassed the blood drive total from last year, with a preliminary total of 157 pints collected. Seventy pints were donated Friday, and an additional 87 were raised at the Red Cross donation center at 1155 N. Guignard Drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried to get as many as we can, to

That suggests many kids experiment with the electronic devices and move on to cigarettes by high school, said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In effect, this is condemning many kids to struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine,â&#x20AC;? he said. Kurt Ribisl, a University of North Carolina tobacco policy expert, was a bit more restrained, saying the results â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prove that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking cigarettes.â&#x20AC;? Another study would be needed to more clearly establish the link, he added. He said the results may fuel the

compete against the other agencies,â&#x20AC;? said Lt. Robert Burnish with the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, who donated Friday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would strongly recommend it. We had another one (at the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in July), and that was actually my first experience donating blood. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt.â&#x20AC;? Organizers were thankful for all the help, and donations, offered by emergency service personnel and the public at large. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always glad

Food and Drug Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to eventually regulate e-cigarettes. Some makers of e-cigarettes said Thursday that they supported regulations that keep the devices out of kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands. But some are wary of steps that might affect adult buyers. Future regulations shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;stifle what may be the most significant harm reduction opportunity that has ever been made available to smokers,â&#x20AC;? Murray Kessler, chief executive of Lorillard Inc., the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-biggest tobacco company and owner of Blu Ecigs, said in a statement.

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JOHNNY O. LOWDER MANNING — Johnny Oneal Lowder, 61, husband of Kathryn Louise Noll Lowder, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his home in Manning. Born Sept. 9, 1951, in Kingstree, LOWDER he was a son of the late William Aaron Sr. and Pauline Vera McCants Lowder. He was the owner and operator of J.O. Lowder Trucking and a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church. He is survived by his wife of Manning; two sons, Jay Lowder (Cristy) and Matthew Lowder (Tonya), both of Manning; a daughter, Christy Reed (Rodney) of Manning; a brother, Billy Lowder (Pat) of Manning; two sisters, Daphne Lowder Simmons (Charles) of Charleston and Sharon Lowder Huntsinger of Manning; six grandchildren, Taylor, Jaycob, Justin, Aden, Hunter and Addy. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Murdoch officiating. Burial will follow in Clarendon Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lyles Freeman, Lonnie Freeman, Louis Howard, Louie Pete, Travis Clark and Johnny DuBose. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence. The family would like to thank Beebe and Linda with Amedisys Hospice, and Dori Fletcher for their care and support. Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 702, Manning, SC 29102 or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. ROY A. REINHARDT Sr. GABLE — Roy Albert Reinhardt Sr., 89, widower of Beulah Kennedy Reinhardt, Leola Pringle Frierson

Reinhardt and Seda Harrison Reardon Reinhardt, died WednesREINHARDT day, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence, 12519 U.S. 301, Gable. He was born May 29, 1924, in Lincolnton County, N.C., a son of the late James Willie and Lena Setzer Reinhardt. He received his formal education in the Catawba School System. He was employed on a U.S. Army base and later at Bethelehem Steel Railroad for many years. Returning to South Carolina, he farmed for more than 50 years. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and Green Hill Masonic Lodge No. 439. Survivors are his children: Mae Nelson, Laura Reinhardt, Ruby (Nero) Bell and Carolyn Preston; stepchildren, Ernest Reardon Jr., McArthur (Mona) Reardon, Emma McLean, Betty (Gene) Perry-Walker, Vivian Reardon, Norma Reardon, Karen (Terry) Dickey, Wanda McFadden, Ruby Hudson, Addie (Ed) Jordon, Lila Bell Butler, Willie Lee Frierson, George (Laura) Frierson and James (Lucy) Pringle; 36 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and eight great-greatgrandchildren. The celebratory services for Mr. Reinhardt will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7131 U.S. 301, Alcolu, with the Rev. Terry R. Johnson officiating, the Rev. Arkus Frierson, the Rev. Frederick Johnson, the Rev. John Nelson and the Rev. Annette Ragin assisting. Burial will follow in Harmony Presbyterian Church, USA Cemetery, U.S. 301, Alcolu. Mr. Reinhardt will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. The family is receiving friends at the residence. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

MARY L. SHAW ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — Mary L. Shaw, formerly of Mayesville, departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Rockville Centre. She was a daughter

of the late Essie Shaw Briggs; mother of Stephanie Legare of Rockville Centre; and sister of Bessie Wilson of Mayesville. Mrs. Shaw was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth S. Benjamin, Annie S. Oliver and Eliza S. Williams; and one brother, Willie Shaw. Funeral services will be held today at St. Paul AME Church, Pershing Avenue, Rockville Centre, with burial at Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, N.Y. Macken Mortuary of Rockville Centre is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy announcement by Job’s Mortuary Inc. 312 S. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150.

JOSEPH GRANT Graveside services for Joseph Grant, who died Sept. 3, 2013, will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. today at Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kimberley Ferguson. Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements. Online memorials may be sent to the family at or visit us on the web at www. INELL W. STOVER Inell Windham Stover, 84, widow of Deacon Carnell Stover Sr., entered eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born May 15, 1929, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Deacon Charlie Sr. and Carrie Durant Windham. She accepted Christ at an early age at Joshua Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until death. She was a member of the gospel choir, missionary society, missionary singers, deacon’s wives and a faithful member of the church school for many years. On April 14, 1948, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Deacon Carnell Stover Sr. To this union, three children were born. Mrs. Stover was employed with Sumter Frozen Foods and retired from Hampton Nursing Facility after 31½ years of service. She leaves to cherish fond memories: one daughter, Odell Stover Anderson of Hopkins; two sons,


Johnny (Mary) Stover of Dalzell and Carnell Stover Jr. of the home; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Carrie (Delphine) Rogers and Eva (James) Johnson; one brother, Charlie Windham Jr., all of Sumter; two sisters-in-law, Janie M. Richardson of Stanfield, N.C., and Minnie Stover of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers-in-law, James Stover of Camden and Lewis Stover of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, sister and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene Dennis, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. William Jefferson and the Rev. R.L. Williams. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of her son, Johnny Stover, 2425 Stover Lane, Dalzell. The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. The funeral procession will leave at 1:20 p.m. from the home of her son. Burial will be in Joshua Baptist Churchyard cemetery, Dalzell. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@ Visit us on the web at Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

LOYD B. ROBERSON SUMMERTON — Loyd Bethea Roberson, 88, husband of Evelyn Ridgeway Roberson, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his home in Summerton. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. JESSIE WILSON Jessie “T Top” Wilson, 55, husband of Brenda Brown Wilson, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1958, in Sumter County, he

was a son of Henry and Alice Coe Wilson. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his sister, Sonja Wilson Murphy, 1039 Huddersfield Drive, Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

NANCY E. BOYKIN Nancy Elizabeth Boykin, 68, widow of Otis Boykin, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Montgomery County, Md., she was a daughter of the late Delton and Barbara Ann Hahn Haines. She attended New Start Church of the Nazarene and was formerly employed by Campbell Soup Co. Survivors include four children, Edward C. Rogers Jr. (Tara) of Sumter, Tricia Rogers Hudson (John) of Sumter, Jeffery Allen Rogers Sr. (Joanie) of Leesville and James Bruce Coulter of Sumter; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Hudson of Maryland; and two brothers, Ray Haines and Delton Monroe Haines, both of Maryland. She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Parks; and three brothers, Wayne Richard Haines, Donnie Lee Haines and Larry Haines. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Start Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Dale Turner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at ElmoreCannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Rogers Jr., 3785 Blackberry Lane, Lot 11, Sumter. Memorials may be made to New Start Church of the Nazarene, 4686 J.W. Rhames Road, Manning, SC 29102. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.


Columbia hospital, after an illness. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Turbeville Southern Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Born in Florence County, he was a son of the late John R. and Vera Lynch Floyd. He was retired from Rigby Oil Co. in Manning. He was secretary of the Sunday school class for 30 years and a member of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Addie Mae Hodge and Gertrude Outlaw; and four brothers, LeGrande Floyd, Ardee Floyd, Acue Floyd and Tillman Floyd. He is survived by his wife, Jane Green Floyd of Turbeville; one daughter, Janet Lynn Floyd (Michael) Miller of Marion; one son, Russell Floyd of Turbeville; one grandson, Jackson Miller of Marion; one sister, Nettie Ridgeway of Manning; and two brothers, Johnnie (Joyce) Floyd of Lilburn, Ga., and Henry Floyd of Manning. Memorials may be made to Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, P.O. Box 233, Turbeville, SC 29162. Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences may be left online at our website,

JOHNNY SINGLETON Johnny Singleton, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of Johnnie Frank Singleton and the late Mary Louise Widener Singleton. Surviving are his father of Sumter; a sister, Gloria Cramer (Jeff ) of Georgia; two nephews, Brian (Cassandra) and Jeffery Cramer; and one great-nephew, Thomas Cramer. Services will be private. Online condolences may be sent to www. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.

RALLIE ELRO FLOYD TURBEVILLE — Rallie Elro Floyd, age 81, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in a

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BIG VOICE from Page A1 My mother, Eva Blassingame, is an awesome singer, though.” Najah, her mother said, is also on the youth and mass choir at Mount Zion Baptist Church (where her grandfather, the Rev. James Blassingame, is pastor), and the Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Association Youth Ministry Praise Team and Youth Choir. She recently won the talent competition and overall audience pick for the City of Sumter’s Songs from the Heart Talent Show. Najah also performs at numerous churches and public events. For the Apollo Kids audition, Najah has decided to sing “At Last,” which she considers her signature song. “I started to grow into the song,” she said, “and I added my own flair to it, my own style.” Najah got involved in the Apollo competition through the North Hope Center, where Ronnie Scott and Company held local auditions. “He does a local show every year,” Anita Blassingame said, “and she auditioned for it. They had the actual event in Kingstree in the original Apollo style, with audience participation.” Najah didn’t win the local event, but when Scott sent the videotape of the competi-

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Najah Blassingame tion to the Apollo Theatre, her mother said, “They told him to bring all his winners and also the girl who did Etta James. She was invited by Apollo itself to come and audition.” The Apollo Kids competition is for young people ages 3 to 15. To prepare for the audition in New York, Najah said, “I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to wear. I really don’t like dresses, so I’ll probably wear pants. I won’t wear any heels, because I don’t want to fall and embarrass myself.” She and her mother laughed. On a serious note, Najah said, “I’m trying to be committed. I’m not trying — I am committed.” She will perform her audition song at a 3 to 5 p.m. drop-in send-off celebration Sept. 14 at the Mount Zion Baptist Church Enrichment Center. The Rev. Blassingame will also speak at the program, which is open to the public. The church is at 325 W. Fulton St.




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COUNCIL from Page A1 Wise drives. But during a public hearing on the request, residents of the Greystone subdivision across from the lots on Alice Drive expressed concern that a new commercial operation in the area could create more traffic around the subdivision entrance. “We don’t want another strip mall,” Greystone resident Frank Dannals said during the hearing. Councilman Bob Galiano said he met with homeowners in the Greystone subdivision and the property owner on Alice Drive who made the request and said they worked through their concerns. “I met with the property owners, and they withdrew their objection to the request,” Galiano said. Council seemed more reluctant to take up the Oswego Highway request. The WenLi Corp. requested 51.52 acres of largely wooded area on the east side of the highway south of U.S. 76/378 be rezoned “general commercial” and an undeveloped 29.75-acre site on the west side of the highway be rezoned “multi-family residential.” But residents near the property told council they were concerned about the impact a new apartment complex would have on their neighborhood. Councilman Thom-

as “Bubba” Lowery, who missed the previous meeting, made a motion that council approve the request. “I read what was in the (council agenda) packet, and I don’t see a problem with it,” he said. “There’s already a multi-family residential complex next to that area.” But the rest of council declined to second the motion, which would have effectively killed the request. Planning Director George McGregor confirmed that without further action by council, the applicant would have to start the rezoning process over again and would be required to wait a year before filing the request again. Instead, Councilman David Merchant moved to defer action on the request until the next council meeting. He said he’s also been speaking with some of the residents in the area between Bagnal Drive and South Pike West, whose homes border the proposed multiresidential site. He thinks adjustments could still be made to make the proposal more amenable to them. Both items will be back on the agenda for city council’s meeting on Sept. 17. The Alice Drive request will receive its second and final reading, and the Oswego Highway request will have another chance at receiving its first.

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Sumter falls to Stratford 42-28 BY DENNIS BRUNSON With 28 points, close to 250 yards of total offense and a 7-point lead on the scoreboard at halftime on Friday, the Sumter High School football team appeared to be poised to get the first victory of the Reggie Kennedy era. Stratford though had other ideas. The Knights made a

slight defensive adjustment at halftime to shut the Gamecocks out in the second half and scored another 21 points to win the game 42-28 at Sumter Memorial Stadium. KENNEDY “They put an extra defender out against our receivers to take away the short pass,” said Kennedy, who is now

0-2 in his first two games at Sumter. “That was really effective for us in the first half, and when we did that we had to throw longer passes.” Sumter quarterback James Barnes thrived in the first half, completing 15 of 21 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns. In the second half, he was just 5-for-10 for 36 yards and



Sumter’s Xzavion Burson (1) tries to get by Stratford’s Michael Simmons during the Gamecocks’ 42-28 loss on Friday at Memorial Stadium in Sumter.

Barons roll past Pinewood 60-7 BY COREY DAVIS Special To The Item Wilson Hall suffered no letdown following its huge opening week triumph over defending SCISA 3A champion Augusta Christian. The Barons offense scored on all six of its first half possession while the defense forced four turnovers as LANE Wilson Hall rolled past Pinewood Prep 60-7 on Friday night at Spencer Field. Wilson Hall, now 2-0 on the season and 2-0 in SCISA 3A play, travels to rival Thomas Sumter next Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game. “I just thought we played well in all three phrases of the game, and


Lakewood’s Tyshawn Johnson (7) is tackled by Crestwood’s Michael Holloman (36) while teammate Johnny Smalley gets ready to help out during the Knights’ 37-20 victory on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

it takes all three to be a complete football team,” Barons head coach Bruce Lane said. “I thought in this victory, we were really close to being a complete football team. Our motto is being hungry and staying humble. I thought our kids did a great job of being prepared for this week’s game.” Barons quarterback William Kinney continued his strong play off last week’s big game. Kinney, who only played in the first half, completed 6 of 9 passes for 152 yards and threw for two touchdowns. Devin Singleton had three receptions — one for 76 yards and one for a score. He hauled in a 35-yard catch to set up Wilson Hall’s first scoring drive. SEE BARONS, PAGE B2

Finishing strong Knights pull away from Gators behind Williams’ big 2nd half BY MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER It’s only early September, but Friday’s high school football contest between Lakewood and Crestwood had the feel of a late season rivalry with playoff aspirations. Crestwood’s Ty’Son Williams had four rushing WILLIAMS scores, three of which came in the second half, and had 141 rushing yards on 14 carries to lead the Knights to a 37-20 victory over the Ga-

PREP FOOTBALL SCORES Friday Crestwood 37, Lakewood 20 Stratford 42, Sumter 28 Wilson Hall 60, Pinewood Prep 7 Manning 47, Marion 0 Lee Central 26, Buford 17 Johnsonville 56, East Clarendon 24 Laurence Manning 39, Hilton Head Prep 16 Spartanburg Chr. 40, Thomas Sumter 34 Trinity-Byrnes 7, Robert E. Lee 6 W.W. King 50, Clarendon Hall 8

tors on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium. “Lakewood came out ready to play and we kind of went through the motions (in the

first half) and had our butts handed to us,” Knights head football coach Keith Crolley said of the 17-point victory. “We came out a little bit better in the second half, but still didn’t do everything we needed to do and made a lot of mistakes. We’ve got to correct a lot of that, but non-region that’s what you hope to do.” There were a lot of lessons to be learned early by both teams in the first of two meetings between the Sumter School District teams. First, the Gators aren’t



Wilson Hall’s William Creech (18) tries to bring down a Pinewood Prep runner during the Barons’ 60-7 victory on Friday at Spencer Field.

5 Keys to Victory BY DENNIS BRUNSON When the University of Georgia was setting up its football schedule for the 2013 season, one has to wonder if the thought came to mind that both Clemson and South Carolina, its first two opponents, would be top 10 programs, and that a victory over the Bulldogs by those teams would go a long way to setting up would could possibly be tremendous seasons for them both. Whether considered or not, that is the case; Clemson’s 38-35 victory over UGA last week has the Tigers thinking the pieces are

in place for a run at the national title game. The Gamecocks get their shot at Georgia today in Athens, believing a victory sets them up to win the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division, which would put them in the SEC title game. Based on seven straight national champions from the SEC, the conference champion will be in the national championship game. However, USC has a tall order today. The Bulldogs have the same title aspirations and a 0-2 start to the season — barring some unforeseen circumstances — SEE USC, PAGE B3


(6) South Carolina at (11) Georgia in Athens 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)


(4) Clemson vs. S.C. State in Clemson 12:30 p.m. (FOX SPORTSOUTH)

BY DENNIS BRUNSON Goal No. 1 has been achieved for the Clemson Tigers; beating Georgia in the season opener last Saturday. Goal No. 2 awaits on Oct. 19 when Florida State comes to Death Valley for an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. Goal No. 3, of course, takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in November when the Tigers go to Columbia to face South Carolina. Meanwhile, there are nine other games Clemson has to win in order for the FSU and USC games to be at their utmost importance when they arrive. The first

one is today when the Tigers plays host to Football Championship Subdivision school South Carolina State. In reality, there is no way Clemson should lose this game. While the Bulldogs have a tremendous history and head coach Buddy Pough has done a great job during his tenure at the school, S.C. State is a 0-1 FCS school going up against the No. 4 team in the country. The Tigers should win, no problem. In reality though, Kansas State shouldn’t have lost to North Dakota State and Oregon State shouldn’t have SEE CLEMSON, PAGE B3





Manning shuts out Marion 47-0 MARION -- The Manning High School football team picked up its second straight victory of the season via a shutout on Friday with a 47-0 victory over Marion at the Marion field. Offensively for Manning, Dontavious Conyers had 176 rushing yards on four carries, scoring on runs of 93 and 67 yards. Raquan Bennett added three rushing scores, accumulating 73 yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Donny Baker was 5 of 7 for 62 yards and threw a 31-yard TD pass to Cam Darley. TRINITY-BYRNES ROBERT E. LEE

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BISHOPVILLE — A failed extra point cost Robert E. Lee Academy a shot at its second straight victory as the Cavaliers fell to TrinityByrnes 7-6 on Friday at Dick McCutchen Field. Both scores came in the second quarter. REL’s Zach Grantham threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tee Outlaw, while Dalton Russell threw a TD pass for the Titans. The Cavaliers fell to 1-2 on the season. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL SUMTER SPLITS

Sumter High School split a pair of matches on Thursday at the SHS gymnasium, losing to Hanahan 2-1 before beating BrooklandCayce 2-0. Hanahan won by the scores 25-21, 19-25, 25-20.

AREA ROUNDUP Christian Hithe led the Lady Gamecocks with seven kills and five blocks. Aubrey Rickard and Hannah Bettencourt both had four aces, while Rickard had 17 aces and Holly Richardson 10. Ashley Fleurant had 10 assists. In the B-C match, SHS won by the scores 25-23, 2513. Hithe had four kills while Sherah Pair and Zuri Smith both had three. Rickard had 10 assists, Margaret Rabon had six digs and Fleurant had four aces. GRACE CHRISTIAN SUMTER CHRISTIAN

Sumter Christian School lost to Grace Christian 3-0 on Thursday at the SCS gymnasium. Grace won by the scores of 25-6, 25-15, 25-19. SCS fell to 0-4 on the season. JEFFERSON DAVIS CLARENDON HALL


afraid to spread the ball around. Lakewood junior quarterback Roderick Charles was 11 for 22 with 248 yards passing. He also rushed 12 times for 22 yards and was the team’s leading rusher. “When I took this job everybody told me I couldn’t turn this team into a spread team and passing team,” Lakewood head football coach Perry Parks said. “And I’m that same kid that played at Sumter High (and there were those who said) that said I couldn’t play college football, so when you tell me I can’t do something I’m going to prove CROLLEY you wrong. We’re going to keep working and turn this into a premier football program in the county if not the state.” The second thing both teams learned is that Crestwood has a plethora of reliable running backs. After senior tailback Jason McDaniel was able to run for just five yards on one carry before popping his shoulder, his teammates picked up the load. And just as Lakewood thought it had keyed on the right guy, another one stepped in. “We’ve got guys who jump in and pick each other up,” Crolley said. “We’ve got each others back – that’s our saying this year. I think our kids rallied around one another and went from there. “I’m extremely proud of them; we needed to see this kind of stuff and know we need to practice harder,” the Knights coach explained. “We can’t think we’ve arrived because we’ve won one ball game.” After a tight first half with Crestwood leading just 9-7 at the break, the Knights found their running game rhythm. Lakewood took an

one interception. The Gamecocks led 28-21 at the break, but that lead didn’t last long in the third quarter. On the third play from scrimmage after a Sumter onside kick was recovered by the Knights, Stratford quarterback Jacob Park connected with wide receiver Thad Thompson for a 53-yard TD pass. Tyler Tekac’s extra point tied the game at 28-28 with 10:32 still remaining in the third quarter. After the quick strike, the defenses settled down and forced punts the remainder of the quarter. Things changed

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High School shot a 248 while Spring Valley shot a 169 in a match at Woodlands Country Club on Thursday. Ashley Schaffer was medalist for the Lady Gamecocks. Kathleen Curtis had the second lowest score for SHS. JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL GRACE CHRISTIAN SUMTER CHRISTIAN

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Sumter Christian School lost to Grace Christian 2-0 on Thursday at the SCS gymnasium. Grace won by the scores of 25-19, 25-14 as SCS fell to 1-3. JEFFERSON DAVIS CLARENDON HALL

BLACKVILLE — Clarendon Hall lost to Jefferson Davis 3-1 on Thursday at the JDA gymnasium. Jefferson Davis won by the scores of 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-17. Bailey Connors led the Lady Saints with 18 service points and Kaela Phillips added 16. CH is now 3-3 on the season.

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BLACKVILLE — Clarendon Hall fell to 0-2 on the season with a 2-0 loss to Jefferson Davis Academy on Thursday at the JDA gymnasium. Jefferson Davis won by the scores of 25-7, 25-19. Mallory McIntosh led the Lady Saints with seven service points. B TEAM FOOTBALL LAURENCE MANNING WILSON HALL

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MANNING — Garrett Black scored four touchdowns to lead Laurence Manning Academy to a 56-20 victory over Wilson Hall on Thursday at Billy Chitwood Field. Black scored on runs of

49, 65 and 29 yards for LMA, which improved to 2-0 on the season. Black also scored a TD on a 33yard pass reception from Jake Jordan. Black finished the night with 156 yards rushing on seven carries. Brewer Brunson had a 5-yard TD run and tallied 147 yards on 14 carries. Luke DeCosta returned two kickoff for TDs, one for 70 yards, the other for 65. Wyatt Rowland added a 55-yard TD run as well. Seth Stamps and Gregg Morris each had 2-point conversion receptions from Jordan, and Jordan and Rowland both ran for a 2-point conversion. Wilson Hall was led by Burgess Jordan with two touchdowns. JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS WILSON HALL 7 PEE DEE 2

FLORENCE — Wilson Hall’s JV tennis team defeated Pee Dee Academy 7-2 on Thursday at Timrod Park. SINGLES 1 — Eskridge (PD) defeated DuBose 8-7 (10-8). 2 — Barnes (WH) defeated Kirkley 8-1. 3 — Segars (WH) defeated Garris 8-7 (7-4). 4 — McCreight (WH) defeated Atkinson 8-5. 5 — Guldan (WH) defeated Neidermyer 8-1. 6 — Brunson (WH) defeated Waters 8-0. DOUBLES 1 — Eskridge/Kirkley (PD) defeated Barnes/Segars 8-3 2 — McCreight/McAdams (WH) defeated Garris/ Atkinson 8-4. 3 — Guldan/Jackson (WH) defeated Hamilton/ Brashear 8-2.

early 7-0 lead, scoring on its opening drive, an 11-play, 77-yard drive capped by Tyshawn Johnson’s Tim-Tebow like jump pass to Ryan Hughes for a 2-yard score. Then Charles went out with a hamstring injury and freshman Jalen White took his place the remainder of the first half before Charles was able to return for the second half. Williams scored on a 32-yard TD run at 2:27 in the third quarter give the Knights a 16-7 lead, but Lakewood quickly answered as Charles hit Terry Singleton with an 86-yard TD pass to make it a 16-14 game. Williams answered the bell again with a 9-yard scamper early in the fourth to make it a 23-14 advantage. Stavion Parker’s 7-yard run with 5:42 to play made it a 2-score game and the Gators would not go away quietly. Charles found Johnson with a 28-yard TD pass with 4:30 to play. Lakewood missed the 2-point conversion and trailed 30-20 before Williams iced the game late. Crestwood stalled on its opening drive, but tied the game on its second offensive possession on a 60-yard TD run by Williams early in the second quarter. On the Gators’ second offensive drive in the second quarter, they were backed up near their own end zone and trying to punt. The Knights picked up a special team score when Markeise Young blocked Khafari Buffalo’s punt attempt for a the 6:07 mark in the second quarter. “What I hope we learn from this is the level of play we need to have every week,” Crolley said of the victory. “You can’t get up to one ball game, we play 10 ball games in a season and we’ve got to take each one like it’s a rival game. We’ve got to play like that each week and we can’t take breaks.”

in the fourth quarter. The Knights, who improved to 2-0, took over at their 45-yard line following a punt. Park, a Georgia commitment, threw a swing pass to running back Tyree Scoggins for a 13-yard gain. On the next play, he threw another swing pass to running Jordan Johnson, who found a seam and went 42 yards for a touchdown to make it 35-28 with 10:17 left in the game. Sumter went three downs and out on its next possession, but caught a break when Scoggins fumbled the ball and Gamecock defensive tackle Nathan O’Connor recovered at the Stratford 31. The Gamecocks picked up a first down at the 17, but could get no closer, turning the ball

over downs. After the defense made a stop, Sumter got the ball back. Barnes, who was back in the game after sitting out the previous series, was fighting for yardage when he lost the ball. Stratford linebacker Cecil Smith recovered at the 41 and returned it for a touchdown to make it 42-28 with 3:16 left. “We didn’t make the plays when we needed to,” Kennedy said. “Stratford made the plays when they had the chance and that’s why they won. To win at this level, you’ve got to make plays, and we didn’t make enough of them.” Barnes finished 20 for 31 for 236 yards with the three TD passes, all of them to wide receiver Ky’Jon Tyler. Hunter

PREP FOOTBALL SCORES Friday Andrew Jackson 39, Lewisville 0 Augusta Christian 27, Ben Lippen 20 Aynor 44, Green Sea Floyds 14 Beaufort 21, Aiken 0 Bible Baptist, Ga. 44, Hilton Head Christian Academy 27 Blackville-Hilda 28, Denmark-Olar 0 Blue Ridge 55, J.L. Mann 26 Bluffton 37, A.C. Flora 31, OT Carvers Bay 40, St. John’s 0 Central 28, Marshville Forest Hills, N.C. 14 Chesterfield 47, McBee 7 Crestwood 37, Lakewood 20 D.W. Daniel 36, Greenville 28 Darlington 43, Hannah-Pamplico 0 Dillon 57, Latta 0 Dorman 21, Greenwood 7 Dreher 41, Columbia 7 Dutch Fork 48, Fort Mill 13 Florence Christian 40, Dillon Christian 0 Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy 70, Laurens Academy 30 Gaffney 27, Union County 14 Georgetown 28, Andrews 6 Goose Creek 77, Colleton County 30 Hanahan 35, Bishop England 0 Hartsville 41, Camden 7 Hemingway 38, Mullins 12 Holly Hill Academy 34, Oakbrook Prep 8 James F. Byrnes 82, Woodruff 49 Johnsonville 56, East Clarendon 24 Kingstree 48, C.E. Murray 20 Lamar 39, Timmonsville 7 Laurence Manning Academy 39, Hilton Head Prep 16 Lee Central 26, Buford 17 Lexington 30, Blythewood 27 Loris 32, South Columbus, N.C. 6 Manning 47, Marion 0 Myrtle Beach 42, West Florence 21 Nation Ford 45, Lugoff-Elgin 14 North 34, Bethune-Bowman 0 North Central 41, Whitmire 20 Northwestern 65, South Aiken 7 Northwood Academy 19, Colleton Prep 10 Orangeburg Prep 20, Hammond 0 Orangeburg-Wilkinson 14, Lower Richland 2 Patrick Henry Academy 58, Jefferson Davis Academy 36 Porter-Gaud 16, Heathwood Hall 13 Rock Hill 35, Conway 13 Scotland County, N.C. 21, Marlboro County 14 Socastee 41, Lake City 6 South Florence 56, Wilson 14 South Pointe 53, Chester 19 Spartanburg 19, Laurens 12 Spartanburg Christian 40, Thomas Sumter Academy 34 Spring Valley 49, Clover 14 St. James 38, Carolina Forest 19 Stratford 42, Sumter 28 Strom Thurmond 28, Saluda 17 Summerville 43, Berkeley 20 Thomas Heyward Academy 42, Calhoun Academy 26 Timberland 37, Cross 0 Trinity Byrnes School 7, Robert E. Lee Academy 6 W. Wyman King Academy 50, Clarendon Hall Academy 8 Waccamaw 57, Creek Bridge 6 Wando 45, Ashley Ridge 26 White Knoll 21, Airport 17 Williamsburg Academy 27, Dorchester Academy 15 Williston-Elko 30, Barnwell 9 Wilson Hall 60, Pinewood Prep 7 Woodland 36, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 27 Wren 24, T.L. Hanna 21 York Comprehensive 46, Boiling Springs 45

BARONS from Page B1 “We worked in the offseason on being a little more diverse offensively, instead of being a one-dimensional team,” Lane said. “I think we have showed that in these first two ball games.” The drive was capped by Parker McDuffie’s 3-yard touchdown scamper to help give Wilson Hall a 7-0 lead. Singleton recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and the Barons scored three plays later. Jay Goodson, who had eight carries for 132 yards, scored one of his three touchdowns to push Wilson Hall’s lead to 14-0 with 8:19 left in the opening quarter Following a Barons’ interception by William Creech, Kinney connected with Singleton on a 26-yard touchdown strike across the field for a 21-0 advantage. Wilson Hall’s defense forced another takeaway in the second quarter that resulted in a score. On a botched Pinewood handoff, John Patrick Sears eventually recovered a bouncing ball at the Panthers’ 3 and ran into the end zone to balloon the Barons’ lead to 39-0. Wilson Hall racked up a few more scores before the break for a commanding 53-0 halftime lead. Wilson Hall’s relentless defensive line pressured and hurried Panthers’ quarterback Lewis Vaughn in the first half. Vaughn was called for two intentional grounding penalties. The Barons held Pinewood Prep to 71 yards of total offense in the first half. “I thought defensively we were very aggressive and we put a lot of pressure on them,” Lane said. “I think they dressed only five linemen, and they didn’t have the depth behind them.” Pinewood Prep’s lone score came on a Dexter Coaxum’s 3-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to go in the fourth. “First of all, I know they are going to be well-prepared,” Lane said of TSA. “There are cross-town rivals and are kids are going to have to be ready to play a tough ball game next week.”

Thames was 5-for-8 for 41 yards. Wide receiver Xzavion Burson was the top target for the Gamecocks. He had 12 catches for 163 yards. Tyler had nine receptions for 72 yards and three scores. Park was 18-for-34 for 330 yards and three TD passes. Stratford took a quick 7-0 lead, going 72 yards in eight plays on its first possession. Johnson scored from 12 yards out with 7:06 left in the first quarter. A 40-yard kickoff return by Burson set the Gamecocks up at the Knights 39. Barnes threw an 11-yard TD pass to Tyler to tie the game at the 3:45 mark. Sumter forced a three and out and took over at the Strat-

ford 42 following a short punt. Barnes had a 19-yard scramble and scored on a 4-yard run to make it 14-7 with 1:17 to go in the first quarter. A 53-yard pass from Park to Jameak Jones set the Knights up at the Sumter 1. Johnson scored from a yard out to tie the game at 14-14 with 11:27 remaining in the first half. Barnes’ 3-yard scoring pass to Tyler put the Gamecocks up 21-14 with 9:10 to go. Park matched it with a 4-yard TD pass to Johnson with 6:37 to go. Sumter scored just before the half, going 80 yards in seven plays in 1 minute, 10 seconds. Barnes went up top to Tyler for a 41-yard scoring strike.



USC from Page B1 brings those to an end. So UGA will be playing with a tremendous urgency. Following are five keys if Carolina is to come away victorious today between the hedges. 1. WITHSTAND THE EARLY ONSLAUGHT

Athens is going to be a madhouse, from the fans on down to the players, with so much riding on the game’s outcome. Also, the fact that South Carolina has beaten UGA three years in a row and won three of the last four games in Georgia only adds to the motivation for the Bulldogs. There will be a groundswell of emotion at the start of the game, and the Gamecocks can’t allow themselves to be overwhelmed by it. That doesn’t mean they can’t fall behind early; they just can’t let what they did to Georgia last year — jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 35-7 victory — happen to them today. 2. BE A GURLEY WATCHER

With all due respect to Keith Marshall, Todd Gurley is Georgia’s best running back, hands down. The Gamecocks need to have their attention focused on Gurley — and Marshall when he’s in — and take the running game away from UGA. Based on quarterback Aaron Murray’s play in big games for Georgia and USC’s strong defensive front, one might think the Bulldogs will consider trying to establish the running game since Gurley is the team’s best offensive weapon. Whether UGA will do that remains to be seen, but


South Carolina will likely need a big game from defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) if the Gamecocks are going to defeat Georgia today in Athens.

it would seem to behoove it. If USC is able to stop Georgia’s rushing attack, that certainly puts the game in Murray’s hands. First team All-SEC QB or not, Murray has yet to step up in a big game. 3. BIG GAME FROM CLOWNEY

With all of the chatter about All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney being out of shape based on his performance and the times he had to go to the sidelines in the Gamecocks’ 27-10 season-opening victory over North Carolina, a highly motivated Clowney should take the field at Sanford Stadium today at 4:30 p.m. That should be a good thing for USC and a bad thing for the Bulldog offensive line. One has to wonder if ESPN analyst David Pollack criticized Clowney so vehemently just to “create” more news heading into this week. While Pollack may not have known about Clowney’s stomach virus, he apparently didn’t take into account the heat and humidity of the day or

the fact that UNC had a whole offseason to come up with a game plan specifically designed to keep Clowney from beating it. Georgia will definitely try to do the same, but it is more of a drop-back passing team, which should work in Clowney’s favor. Keep in mind that he’s had big games against the Bulldogs in each of his first two seasons, and that Clemson’s defensive front, not nearly acclaimed as Carolina’s, had great success against the Georgia O-line. 4. AVOID TURNOVERS

This is coachspeak at its best, but for the Gamecocks it is absolutely the truth in this game. They cannot afford turnovers anywhere on the field; deep in your own territory sets up a short field, deep in opposing territory takes away scoring opportunities from you. While Georgia was slowed down by Clemson, it still scored 35 points and had over 500 yards of total offense. The Bulldogs don’t need any help by setting up their offense. 5. BALANCED ATTACK

With tight end Roary Anderson out and wide receiver Bruce Ellington limited for the UNC game, USC was somewhat vanilla against the Heels, especially after it jumped out to a 17-0 lead. Carolina likely won’t be able to do such a thing against Georgia and will have to be more creative offensively. Of course, being creative on offense is right up head coach Steve Spurrier’s alley, and he probably limited what he called against UNC, not wanting to tip his hand to Georgia. He’ll probably take a knee on the sideline today drawing up some sort of play that no one expects.


CLEMSON from Page B1 lost to Eastern Washington last week. That’s why you play the games, and here are five keys to victory for the Tigers. 1. COME OUT FOCUSED

OK, Clemson doesn’t need a razor-sharp focus in order to beat the Bulldogs; heck, it probably doesn’t need a dull-blade focus to come out victorious. However, if the Tigers come out just thinking the Bulldogs are going to roll over and play dead, they will be sadly mistaken. The longer S.C. State stays in the game, the more confident it will become and the more it will think it has a chance of pulling off the upset. 2. PROTECT THE FOOTBALL

The Tigers do not need to be turning the football over, especially in situations that set the Bulldogs up with short fields and give the offense a chance to punch in a couple of easy touchdowns. Usually, the recipe for an upset of the magnitude this one would be includes the superior team helping out the underdog in such a way. Pough has acknowledged as much this week. 3. DOMINATE ON DEFENSE

While Clemson’s defense certainly had some big plays and series against UGA, it also gave up over 500 yards of total offense in the 38-35 victory. I would think defensive coordinator Brent Venables would love to see a shutdown performance by his defense, no matter how far he goes down the depth chart today. A dominating defensive performance would be important to the psyche of the Tigers and allow them to build off the good things they did against UGA. 4. GIVE THE BALL TO HOT ROD 20 TIMES

To honor Clemson sports information director Tim Bour-


rett, the master of interesting Tiger tidbits, Clemson is undefeated when running back Roderick McDowell gets 20 or more carries in a game. Of course, “Hot Rod” has had just one such game in his career, the victory over Georgia when he rushed for 132 yards on 22 carries, thereby firmly establishing himself as Clemson’s feature back. McDowell, a MCDOWELL fifth-year senior from Sumter High School, should get plenty of carries early; that will help him in his development as the No. 1 back, allowing him to become even more used to the workload that he no doubts crave, especially when the games get bigger. 5. DON’T LOSE BUS ROUTE TO ‘THE ROCK’

Boy, that would be embarrassing, wouldn’t it? Especially after college football fans around the nation got to see the Tigers load the buses on the west end of Memorial Stadium for the ride to the east end of the stadium where “Howard’s Rock” and “The Hill” are situated. No, the entire process that culminates with the Tigers running down on the field at Death Valley is pure college football pageantry and is deserving of observation and celebration. However, not at 8:15 p.m. when the game was scheduled to begin at 8:07, meaning the game itself didn’t start until almost 8:30. Admittedly, this is from a sports editor worried about deadlines and thus would rather have the game start at 7. Also, this is a fan who doesn’t start watching the Super Bowl pregame show until 6 p.m. with a 6:20 start to the game. In other words, shut up and show me the game!. Still, the only way Clemson loses this game is if the drivers get lost on the way to “The Rock.”



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The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings of the NFL’s 32 teams based on balloting from a 12-member media panel:


SAN FRANCISCO Must settle receiving corps, but defense is dynamic.


DENVER Manning and company will score plenty. How much will Von Miller’s six-game suspension hurt defense?


ATLANTA Will score plenty of points, defense is questionable.


SEATTLE Best home-field advantage in NFL will carry Seahawks to division title.


GREEN BAY A few holes, but Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews can camouflage them.


Wes Welker is in Denver. Aaron Hernandez is in prison facing a murder charge. Brandon Lloyd and Danny Woodhead are also gone. A rebuilding year on offense for the Patriots? That's nothing new for Tom Brady. It seems every few years New England changes the pieces around the quarterback and people wonder if he'll have enough talent helping him. Bill Belichick & Co. have won nine of the last 10 division titles. The star quarterback has been a constant stabilizing presence on an offense that has endured lots of turnover. Over in the Mile High City, look for another stabilizing presence, Peyton Manning, to utilize the talents of the elusive Welker.

AP PRO32 #2

HOUSTON Texans were AFC’s best team for three months, but you need five months to win it all.


NEW ENGLAND Other than Amendola, who will Brady throw to? He’ll find the answers. – Voter name


CINCINNATI Time for Bengals to show they are ready for big time. Can’t afford a stumble in this division.



BALTIMORE Don’t fret about no Ray Lewis or Ed Reed, Ravens still are solid.



Un-Patriotic behavior Patriots

Wes Welker

Tom Brady

Denver Broncos

New England Patriots

Aaron Hernandez

INDIANAPOLIS Andrew Luck doesn’t have Colts fans saying Peyton who yet. Soon, maybe?


NEW ORLEANS Will score plenty of points, defense even more questionable than Atlanta’s.


NEW YORK GIANTS Don’t appear any better than last year’s non-playoff group.


WASHINGTON A healthy RG3 makes difference in mediocre division.


PITTSBURGH Few good teams have as many questions as Steelers, beginning with run game.


MINNESOTA Adrian Peterson goes for second straight 2,000-yard season and Dickerson’s rushing mark.




TAMPA BAY Make-or-break year for QB Josh Freeman, who has weapons around him.


CHICAGO Departure of Urlacher sure to have effect on leadership.








Will be on fringe of playoffs, won’t make them.


Andy Reid will turn around the Chiefs, maybe even right away.

Preseason has been very unkind to supposed contender; not in Patriots’ class yet.

ST. LOUIS In another division, Rams would be playoff contender.

DETROIT Beginning to think 2011 playoff run was fluke.

Esteemed analysts rank the teams

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CAROLINA Panthers need Cam Newton of 2011 and second half of 2012 at QB.


CLEVELAND Clevelanders must hate the word patience by now. But ... patience.



NEW YORK JETS Rex can coach, but this bunch is his worst team in New York.






JACKSONVILLE Probably the least-talented roster in the NFL, but Gus Bradley was a good hire as coach.

New coach Bruce Arians will upgrade what was an awful offense.

SAN DIEGO Talent drain under previous regime has made Chargers an also-ran.

TENNESSEE Coach Mike Munchak’s job security depends on improved D.

PHILADELPHIA Chip Kelly brings quack attack from Oregon and excitement, but not a lot of wins yet.

Starting anew again, long non-playoff string will continue.

If Jaguars aren’t NFL’s worst team, Raiders are.

Meet the 12-member media panel who cover the league and its teams:

Herm Edwards

Bob Glauber

Rick Gosselin

Clark Judge

Ira Kaufman

Pat Kirwan

John Lynch

Alex Marvez

Jeff Legwold

Charean Williams

NBC Sports

NBC Sports



Dallas Morning News

Tampa Tribune


Fox Sports

Denver Post

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Game analyst for NBC’s coverage of the NFL; Joined NBC Sports as a game analyst in 1990 after an eightseason NFL career as a wide receiver with the Bengals (1981-88).

Super Bowlwinning head coach whose teams made the playoffs each of his last 10 seasons, un-precedented in his era; joined NBC’s Emmy nominated studio show Football Night as an analyst in 2009.

Former NFL head coach and player joined ESPN in 2009 as an studio analyst. Appears on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Audibles, and ESPN Radio; also contributes to ESPN’s annual NFL draft coverage.

Has been Newsday’s NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett WestchesterRockland Newspapers.

After moving to The Dallas Morning News, he covered the Cowboys from 1990-91. Served as the paper’s NFL columnist (1992-2010) before his appointment as general sports columnist in 2011.

Since 1982, has covered the Colts, Chargers and 49ers before making the switch from newspapers to the internet in 2000. He has worked for

Covers NFL/Broncos for ESPN; worked at Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post; Hall of Fame Board of Selectors member; Pro Football Writers of America VP.

Has covered the NFL for 20 seasons, including the past 14 for the Fort Worth StarTelegram. Served on Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee since 2006. Covered the Buccaneers from 1994-1999.

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the past nine years.

Prior to joining Began career with UPI in New, he was an onYork in 1976 air analyst and and has written columnist for about the NFL CNN/SI since 1979, Network and when he covered the Ray PerkinsAlso co-hosts led Giants and the popular a rookie QB Movin’ The named Phil Chains radio Simms. Worked program on for Tampa SiriusXM NFL Tribune since Radio. 1990.

Senior NFL Super Bowl writer at champion, nine-time Pro and a show Bowler with host on Broncos and SiriusXM NFL Buccaneers. Radio. Has Recognized as covered the an elite strong NFL since safety during his NFL days. 1995, including stints as a Joined Fox Bengals, Sports as Broncos and an NFL Dolphins beat analyst writer. in 2009.


Manning’s 7 TDs lead Broncos past Ravens 49-27 BY ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press DENVER — Peyton Manning has four MVP trophies, a Super Bowl ring and countless NFL records. He’d never had a night like this, though. Manning threw seven touchdown passes in directing Denver to a 49-27 rout of the Baltimore Ravens, showing the Super Bowl champs and the rest of the league Thursday night just why the Broncos are the trendy pick to

win it all this season. They walloped the Ravens behind the biggest day by an NFL quarterback in 44 years, when Manning’s father, Archie, was still running the offense at Ole Miss. After eight long months — plus 33 MANNING minutes because of a lightning storm — Manning recovered from a slow start to pick apart the Ravens’ retooled defense that said goodbye to seven starters after winning the

Super Bowl, including the heart and soul of that unit in Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Manning threw two TD passes each to Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, plus one to Bubba Caldwell. “I felt like we had to keep scoring because Baltimore can score at any time,’’ said Manning, who was 27 of 42 for 462 yards with no interceptions for an off-the-charts quarterback rating of 141.1. Manning was the biggest reason for this blowout, but there were plenty of other factors:


The Broncos harassed Joe Flacco even without their Pro Bowl pass-rush duo that collected 29 1/2 of their leagueleading 52 sacks last year. Elvis Dumervil bolted for Baltimore in free agency after his fax-foul up in Denver and All-Pro linebacker Von Miller got suspended for six games. Shaun Phillips had a pair of sacks and shared another with Wesley Woodyard in his Denver debut and Robert Ayers also got a sack of Flacco, whose first game since

signing a six-year, $120.6 million deal was a dud. Dumervil had one of Baltimore’s three sacks, dumping Manning for a 7-yard loss. NOT-SO SPECIAL TEAMS

Ravens returner Jacoby Jones got hurt when his own teammate ran into him as he was about to field a punt in the second quarter, and David Bruton ignited Denver’s dismantling of the Ravens with a blocked punt at the Baltimore 10-yard line. Two plays later, Manning put Denver ahead for good 21-17.



SCOREBOARD TV, RADIO TODAY 8 a.m. -- Formula One Racing: Italian Grand Prix Pole Qualifying from Monza, Italy (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9 a.m. -- Professional Golf: European PGA Tour European Masters Third Round from Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland (GOLF). Noon -- Professional Tennis: U.S. Open Men’s Semifinal Matches from Flushing, N.Y. (WLTX 19). Noon -- College Football: Western Kentucky at Tennessee (WOLO 25). Noon -- College Football: Florida at Miami (ESPN). Noon -- College Footbball: Cincinnati at Illinois (ESPN2). Noon -- College Football: South Florida at Michigan State (ESPNU). Noon -- College Football: Oklahoma State at Texas-San Antonio (FOX SPORTS 1). Noon -- College Football: Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky (SPORTSOUTH). 12:30 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati (WACH 57). 12:30 p.m. -- College Football: South Carolina State at Clemson (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WWBD-FM 94.7, WPUB-FM 102.7). 1:30 p.m. -- Professional Golf: Tour Chiquita Classic Third Round from Davidson, N.C. (GOLF). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Oregon at Virginia (WOLO 25). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Toledo at Missouri (ESPNU). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Delaware State at Delaware (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: San Diego State at Ohio State (ESPN2). 3:30 p.m. -- College Football: Buffalo at Baylor (SPORTSOUTH). 4 p.m. -- College Football: Old Dominion at Maryland (ESPNEWS). 4 p.m. -- Amateur Golf: Walker Cup Day One from Southampton, N.Y. (GOLF). 4:30 p.m. -- College Football: South Carolina at Georgia (ESPN, WIBZ-FM 95.5, WNKT-FM 107.5). 6 p.m. -- College Football: Wofford at The Citadel (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 6:30 p.m. -- College Football: Louisiana Lafayette at Kansas State (FOX SPORTS 1). 6:30 p.m. -- Professional Golf: Champions Tour Montreal Championship Second Round from Sainte-Julie, Quebec (GOLF). 7 p.m. -- College Football: West Virginia at Oklahoma (WACH 57). 7 p.m. -- College Football: Texas at Brigham Young (ESPN2). 7 p.m. -- College Football: Alabama-Birmingham at Louisiana State (ESPNU). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Pittsburgh at St. Louis or Detroit at Kansas City (MLB NETWORK). 7 p.m. -- Major League Baseball: Atlanta at Philadelphia (FOX SPORTSOUTH, WPUB-FM 102.7). 7:30 p.m. -- NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond, Va. (WOLO 25, WEGX-FM 92.9). 7:30 p.m. -- College Football: Arkansas State at Auburn (SPORTSOUTH). 8 p.m. -- College Football: Notre Dame at Michigan (ESPN). 10 p.m. -- Major League Soccer: Chicago at Seattle (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 10:30 p.m. -- College Football: Washington State at Southern California (FOX SPORTS 1). 10:30 p.m. -- College Football: Alabama State at Jackson State (ESPNU). 10:30 p.m. -- Professional Boxing: Mitchell vs. Arreola in a Heayweight Bout (SHOWTIME). 11 p.m. -- College Football: Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech (SPORTSOUTH).

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Varsity Swimming Wilson Hall, Thomas Sumter at Palmetto Christian, 9 a.m. Varsity Volleyball Sumter in Lady Gamecock Spike-Off, 8:40 a.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE STATE Today (4) Clemson vs. South Carolina State, 12:30 p.m. (6) South Carolina at (11) Georgia, 4:30 p.m. Furman at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. Wofford at Citadel, 6 p.m. Shorter at Charleston Southern, 11 a.m. Brevrd at Presbyterian, 2 p.m. ACC Today (2) Oregon at Virginia, 3:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Virginia Tech, 1:30 p.m. Old Dominion at Maryland, 4 p.m. Duke at Memphis, 4:30 p.m. Richmond at N.C. State, 6 p.m. Syracuse at Northwestern, 6 p.m. SEC Today (7) Texas A&M vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. (9) LSU vs. UAB, 7 p.m. (12) Florida at Miami, noon Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky, noon Western Kentucky at Tennessee, 12:21 p.m. Toledo at Missouri, 3:30 p.m. Alcorn State at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. Southeast Missouri State at Mississippi, 7 p.m. Samford at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Arkansas State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. TOP 25 Today (3) Ohio State vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m. (5) Stanford vs. San Jose State, 11 p.m. (8) Louisville vs. Eastern Kentucky, noon (13) Oklahoma St. at UTSA, noon (14) Notre Dame at (17) Michigan, 8 p.m. (15) Texas at BYU, 7 p.m. (16) Oklahoma vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m. (19) Northwestern vs. Syracuse, 6 p.m. (21) Wisconsin vs. Tennessee Tech, noon (22) Nebraska vs. Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. (23) Baylor vs, Buffalo, 3:30 p.m. (24) TCU vs. SE Louisiana, noon (25) Southern Cal vs. Washington State, 10:30 p.m.

MLB STANDINGS American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 85 57 .599 – Tampa Bay 77 62 .554 61/2 New York 75 65 .536 9 Baltimore 74 65 .532 91/2 Toronto 64 76 .457 20 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 83 .403 241/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 80 59 .576 – Oakland 80 60 .571 1/2 Los Angeles 65 74 .468 15 Seattle 63 77 .450 171/2 Houston 47 93 .336 331/2 Thursday’s Games Kansas City 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 8, 10 innings Baltimore 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Houston 3, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 2 Friday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Today’s Games Boston (Lackey 8-12) at N.Y. Yankees (Huff 2-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 4-8) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-7), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 4-1) at Oakland (Straily 8-7), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 12-10) at Kansas City (Duffy 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 3-5) at Minnesota (Correia 9-10), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Richards 5-6), 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6) at Seattle (Paxton 0-0), 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 –

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68 .511 14 75 .457 211/2 77 .450 221/2 86 .377 321/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 81 58 .583 – St. Louis 80 60 .571 11/2 Cincinnati 79 62 .560 3 Chicago 60 80 .429 211/2 Milwaukee 60 80 .429 211/2 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 83 56 .597 – Arizona 71 68 .511 12 Colorado 66 75 .468 18 San Diego 62 77 .446 21 San Francisco 62 78 .443 211/2 Thursday’s Games Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 2 Arizona 4, San Francisco 2 Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 5 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 14-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 14-5), 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Hellweg 0-3) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 2-1), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 3-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-12), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Roark 4-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 3-5), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 9-4) at St. Louis (Wainwright 15-9), 7:15 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 7-4) at San Diego (T.Ross 3-7), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 3-9) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-8), 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 Denver 49, Baltimore 27 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.

BY HANK KURZ JR. The Associated Press


RICHMOND, Va. — Jeff Gordon will try to race his way into NASCAR’s playoffs from the pole position. The 4-time series champion turned a track-record qualifying lap of 130.599 mph at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night to win his 73rd career pole position. “I can breathe now,’’ Gordon joked after seeing the time hold up. His lap pushed Kurt Busch to the outside of the front row, meaning the tension win be palpable once the green flag drops tonight for the 400-lap race around the 0.75mile, D-shaped oval. GORDON Busch is 10th in points, and the top 10 after tonight’s race earn automatic berths in the 10-race playoffs to finish the season. Gordon is 11th, six points behind, and needs to pass Busch or one of the other drivers now in the top 10 to assure himself a berth in the Chase for the championship. In all, 10 drivers are fighting for the last five spots. “There’s no doubt we all recognize what’s on the line here,’’ Gordon said. The pole extended to 21 Gordon’s NASCAR-record string of consecutive seasons with a pole position, breaking a tie with David Pearson, and gave him the No. 1 pit stall on the front stretch at RIR. “I didn’t think it was going to come this year. I’ll be honest,’’ Gordon said of the top starting spot. “Qualifying has not been very good for me and for our team this year. Very proud of this one. Boy, it comes at a great time. ...

By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Richmond International Raceway Richmond, Va. Lap length: .75 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 130.599. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 130.334. 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 130.158. 4. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 130.02. 5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 129.864. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 129.851. 7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 129.689. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 129.633. 9. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 129.366. 10. (48) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 129.286. 11. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 129.224. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 129.125. 13. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 129.119. 14. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 129.069. 15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 129.057. 16. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 129.026. 17. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 128.995. 18. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 128.946. 19. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 128.817. 20. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 128.743. 21. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 128.584. 22. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 128.559. 23. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 128.486. 24. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 128.382. 25. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 128.351. 26. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 128.29. 27. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 128.272. 28. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 128.254. 29. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 128.077. 30. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 128.047. 31. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 127.847. 32. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 127.799. 33. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 127.69. 34. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 127.527. 35. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.401. 36. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 127.286. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (51) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 127.208.

We know how important that number one pit stall is and starting up front.’’ Busch, the 2004 series champion, rallied after being 19th-fastest in practice, possible with the help of cloud cover that moved in front of the sun just as he was wheeling onto the track for his run.


NEW YORK — Serena Williams was cruising along in the U.S. Open semifinals, serving up another bagel, when, out of nowhere, a competitive tennis match S. WILLIAMS broke out. Didn’t last long. The defending champion won the AZARENKA first seven games of Friday’s match, then actually fell down a break early in the second set, before quickly regaining it on the way to a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifthseeded Li Na.

The victory set up a rematch of last year’s final against Victoria Azarenka, who beat 83rdranked Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2 in the earlier semifinal. KESELOWSKI GETS NATIONWIDE WIN

RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski passed Brian Scott on a restart with 11 laps to go Friday night and pulled away after another restart with six laps remaining to go to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond. Scott, seeking his first victory in 134 starts in the series, led the first 239 laps before Keselowski made the outside groove work for him, finally overtaking Scott on his way to his

25th career victory in the series and the 19th in a row for a Cup Series regular at Richmond. MAST LEADS AT MONTREAL

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec — Dick Mast took the first-round lead Friday in the Champions Tour’s Montreal Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 on La Vallee du Richelieu’s difficult Rouville Course. OWEN TAKES CHIQUITA LEAD

DAVIDSON, N.C. — England’s Greg Owen shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Chiquita Classic, the second tournament in the four event Tour Finals series. From wire reports


Montreal Championship Par Scores The Associated Press Friday At allee du Richelieu Rouville Sainte-Julie, Quebec Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 6,990; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round

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 Friday’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. Saturday’s Games Connecticut at Indiana, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Phoenix at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 4 p.m. Tulsa at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m.

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Serena, Azarenka to meet in U.S. Open final




SPORTS ITEMS Classic Scores The Associated Press Friday At River Run Country Club Davidson, N.C. Purse: $1 million Yardage: 7,321; Par: 72 Second Round Greg Owen 70-66—136 Camilo Benedetti 70-67—137 Andrew Svoboda 72-65—137 Will MacKenzie 69-68—137 Kris Blanks 70-67—137 Ben Kohles 67-71—138 Peter Malnati 70-68—138 Hudson Swafford 67-71—138 John Peterson 71-68—139 Vaughn Taylor 73-66—139 Tim Wilkinson 72-67—139 Tim Petrovic 69-70—139 Troy Matteson 71-69—140 Ben Martin 71-69—140 Troy Merritt 68-72—140 Bud Cauley 72-68—140 Edward Loar 67-73—140 Ricky Barnes 72-68—140 D.J. Brigman 68-72—140 Ariel Canete 71-69—140

Dick Mast 34-35—69 Kenny Perry 37-33—70 Mark Brooks 38-33—71 Mike Reid 36-35—71 Tom Pernice Jr. 36-35—71 Bernhard Langer 35-36—71 David Frost 38-33—71 Anders Forsbrand 34-38—72 Jim Carter 36-36—72 Bill Glasson 36-36—72



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Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Arthur L. Heyward; Estate of Mary Rouse Billie, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Mary Rouse Billie, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any rights, title interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants or persons under disability or persons in Military Service designated as a class Richard Roe; CitiFinancial; and the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s).

Summons & Notice SUMMONS IN THE PROBATE COURT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND IN THE MATTER OF THE CONSERVATORSHIP OF BRIAN MICHAEL DUVAL CASE NUMBER: 2013 GC40 00054 TO: LAUREN DUVAL AND BRIAN DUVAL YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONDED and required to answer the Petition in the action regarding the Conservatorship of Brian Michael Duval action, a copy of which was filed in the Richland County Probate Court on April 3,2013, and are hereby served upon you by publication and to serve a copy of your Answer to Chasity G. Stratton, 201 W. Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072, within (30) days after the service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Petition within the time aforesaid, the Petitioner in this action will apply to the Court for the relief as requested in the Petition. Chasity G. Stratton 201 W. Main Street Lexington, SC 29072 PETITION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER (Summarized) Petitioner: Anthony E. Gould, Director of Stepping Stones Ministry, Inc. Case Name: Brian Michael Duval Date of Birth: August 6, 1959 Date of Filing: April 3, 2013 NOTICE OF HEARING DATE: October 30, 2013 TIME: 9:00AM PLACE: Courtroom 2-F, Richland County Judicial Center, 1701 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201 WHEREAS, the Petitioner is unable to locate and serve LAUREN DUVAL AND BRIAN DUVAL. NOW THEREFORE, LAUREN DUVAL AND BRIAN DUVAL are summoned to be and appear before Judge Jacqueline Belton at Columbia, SC on October 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM to show cause why Anthony E. Gould should not be granted the relief requested in his Petition. A full copy of the Summons and Petition are available from the above-named attorney. If you do not appear at the hearing or file an Answer, the relief requested will most likely be granted.

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 920 Utah Circle, Sumter, South Carolina 29153 ; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in the Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. ORDER APPOINTING ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE Upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or

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may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants,

dated May 10, 2005 and recorded on May 13, 2005 in Book 980 at Page 956, in the Sumter County Registry, hereinafter Mortgage. Thereafter the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that piece, parcel or lot of land with improvements thereon including a 2002 28' x 66' Bellcrest Mobile Home, situate, lying and being in the County of Sumter, City of Sumter, State of South Carolina designated as Lot 41 on plat prepared for L.K. Properties dated May 25, 1990 and recorded in Plat Book 92 at Page 1236 in the RMC Office for Sumter County. This being the property known as 920 Utah Circle Sumter SC 29153 and bearing Sumter Tax Map Number: 251-12-05-014. Also included herewith is that certain 2002 Bellcrest Manufactured Home bearing serial number BL02GA0210962A&B.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in the Item, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Sumter, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. SO ORDERED. AMENDED SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: Estate of Mary Rouse Billie YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53, of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of South Carolina Code 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the attached mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original note and mortgage and Complaint attached hereto. AMENDED LIS PENDENS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Arthur L. Heyward and Mary R. Billie (a/k/a Mary Rouse Billie) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Landmark Mortgage Corporation

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND PROBATE COURT IN THE MATTER OF: Brian Michael Duval CASE NUMBER: 2013 GC40 00054 NOTICE OF HEARING DATE: October 30, 2013 TIME: 9:00AM PLACE: Courtroom 2-F Richland County Judicial Center 1701 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201 This hearing is regarding the Petition for Protective Order and the establishment of a Special Needs Trust filed with the Court on April 3,

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This being the same property conveyed to Arthur L. Heyward and Mary R. Billie by deed of Charles M. Smith dated May 10, 2005 and recorded May 13, 2005 in Deed Book 980 at Page 954, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sumter County, State of South Carolina. Property Address: 920 Utah Circle, Sumter, SC 29153 TMS No. 251-12-05-014 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for

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Sumter County on April 26, 2013 BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC, Suzanne E. Brown, SC Bar No. 76440 J. Marshall Swails, SC Bar No. 79067 J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200, 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, South Carolina 29210 (888) 726-9953 Attorneys for Plaintiff, 1056389

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

Lost & Found 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.

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3 Family Yard Sale: 6014 & 6015 Fish Rd. Sat. 8-12. No Early Birds. Longaberger baskets, fishing stuff, cherish teddies, covered trailer, 93 Toyota Camry wagon, and lots of other fun.

H.L. Boone, Contractor additions, painting, roofing, gutters, sheetrock, blown ceilings, decks. 773-9904

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MERCHANDISE Want to Buy Paying Top $$$$$ for junk cars. Will Pick up. John 803-840-1061

Garage, Yard & Estate Sales Neighborhood Yard Sale 889 & 890 Gordonia Dr Sat 7am-? LARGE GARAGE SALE 1st & 3rd Weekend Tables $1 & Up FLEA MARKET BY SHAW AFB

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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. 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. 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 116 E. Red Bay Rd. Sat 7-1. Furn, freezer, men/women, baby clothes, what-nots. Cash Only Sumter County Flea Mkt Hwy 378 E. 803-495-2281 500 tables. Sat. $8 free return Sun.

685 Lakewood Dr. (Lakewood Links) Sat Clothes, hshld good, toys.


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.

Henry F. Miller upright piano, very good condition. $500. Call 481-9207.

1930 Myrtle Beach Hwy Sat 8until. Hunting , fishing, tools, hshld items, books, misc items.

Antique Victorian Folding Tilt Top Card table/fireplace screen Decoupage top $40. 469-2689

INSIDE Palmetto Towers, behind Kmart Sat 7-11:30 BIG BIG Sale too much to mention! All costume jewelry half price.

SHOP ONLINE Over 400 Fragrances Home and Body Oil Scents

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...

Expert Tech, New & used heat pumps & A/C. Will install/repair, warranty; Compressor & labor $600. Call 803-968-9549 or 843-992-2364

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 Final Sale 790 McKay St Sat 7-12. All must go. Furn. hshld items, linens, books and more. 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 757 Henderson St. Sat 7-1. Multi-family, hshld items, sm appliances, clothes, shoes, hm decor, Xmas, etc. 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. ************************ Indoor Yard Sale Sat 8-12, Warehouse Corner of Blvd Rd & Liberty St. ************************ 901 Rockdale Blvd. (Stonecroft Subd.) Sat. 7am 1pm. Hshld items, DVDs, CDs, furn, and lots of misc. 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.... 1865 N. St. Paul Church Rd. Sat. 7AM. Men/Women/baby clothes, what-nots, some furn.

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2 & 3 BR units avail. Water, sewer, stove/frig., C/H/A, Rent Starts $475/mo. 803-773-2588 No Sec. 8 & No pets

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Truck garage w/ 3 pull thru truck bays w/ pit bay & automotive lift; 4 a/c offices; approx 5 ac parking. Utilities incl. Good for auction house. Easy access to hwy 378. $2250 mo Bobby Sisson 464-2730

REAL ESTATE Homes for Sale

2002 Ford F150 XLT super cab 4x4 loaded 2-tone gray $7,900 call 494-5900 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.

Military & Spouses Plot w/ 2 vaults at Evergreen Memorial Park, $2,700. 803-773-1303

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8N Ford Tractor, Runs good, clean, $2,800 CASH ONLY. 803-972-0900

2br/2ba, new appl., floors & paint. W/D hook up $650/mo. or $30,000 for sale. Call 983-8792 or 795-9669. Credit Check required.

EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Full-Time Wanted Exp Farm Help operate farm equip and trucks, clean drivers record FT & PT Contact Vikki (803)481-9444 Exp. body technician needed. Call 803-469-4560. Northwoods Senior Living is looking for a motivated independent Maintenance person with a valid SC driver license, general maintenance and construction skills. Time management and leadership skills a must. Apply in person at 1267 N Main St. 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. Medical office seeking a medical research assistant. The preferred candidate will have medical experience and preferably a BS in chemistry. Email resume to: or fax to 803-469-7519 PT-FT landscape/construction worker. Send resume & driving record to: P-335 c/o The Item, PO Box 1677 Sumter SC 2915. Retirees welcomed. 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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Multi-family sale!!! 914 Trailmore Cir. Baby, toddler & kid's accessories, toys & clothes. Knickknaks & household items, dog items, movies, more! Sat. 7 am - ?

$$$ AVON $$$ FREE TRAINING! 803-422-5555

SECRETARY - CHURCH 25-30 hrs/wk. Proficient in Word, Publisher, Explorer, etc. Good people skills. Request application from

PT Circulation Services Assistant - Mornings: Mon. thru Fri. Apply by Sept. 15th at the Sumter County Library or online at:

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

Newly renovated Apts. 2BR 1BA All new appliances C/H/A $550-$650 7A & 7B Wright St Call 803-773-5186 or 631-626-3460

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


Nice 1BR Apartment $350/mo & $325/dep. Water included. No pets. 803-775-5638

Unfurnished Homes House for rent 3BR + 1BA Large double yard $600 Mo + Dep 4246 Whitney Dr Call 803-609-4728 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.

Hunting / 3600 Dallas: Dalzell, 3BR, 2BA. Big Lot. Big storage & workshop. 1/2 ac lot. Financing Available. 775-4391, 464-5960


Autos For Sale 2003 Kia Rio station wagon, 30 mpg, AC, Auto, CD, AM/FM radio, $2500. 803-773-5877 or 236-0488. 99' Mercury Sable Great Cdtn, 6cyl, high mileage, AC, runs good, $2,000 OBO Call 499-3911 Btwn 6-8PM

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

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

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

Deer Cob Corn for Sale 50Lb bag $7.00 (Will Deliver- 50 bag min) Call 803-938-2945

2br/2ba Apartment Just Renovated Includes all appliances, $28,000. Owner Financing avail. Call 983-8792 or 795-9669. 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.

1102 Manning Rd. 3BR/1BA, C /H/A renovated. Hardwood floors. Fenced Backyard. Easy Financing. 775-4391, 464-5960

Big Back To School Specials 100 cars $3000 or less $$$ CASH $$$ Price is Right Auto Sales 3210 Broad St 803-494-4275

STATEBURG COURTYARD 2 & 3 BRs 803-494-4015 14 x 70 3 Br Industrial Park area. No Pets. $350 mo & $350 sec dep. 803-481-0365 1991 Dodge Dakota LE P/U; Ext Cab, 4x4, AT, PW, PS, PDL, AC, V8, AM/FM/CD, Grey & Silver, Alum. toolbox. Runs/drives good. 195k miles, $1,950. Call 236-6361 or 843-229-6996

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

Oaklawn MHP: 2 BR M.H.'s, water/sewer/garbage pk-up incl'd. RV parking avail. Call 494-8350 American MHP, 2 & 3/BRs, lot rentals, water/sewer/garbage pkup inc'd. Sec. 8 ok. 803-494-4300.

Pinewood: Singlewide Mobile Home, 3BR/2BA, stove, refrigerator, 2 decks (1 screened,) $500 /mo. + $500/dep. 803-506-4600 1996 2/3BR mobile home. C/H/A, all appliances. Section 8 OK. Call 803-469-6978 Taking applications for 2 & 3 BR Mobile homes. Large Rms, Clean, quiet areas $350 -$550 Mo. No pets. Call 803 840-5734

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Minutes from Walmart/Shaw, 1 acre, utilities, $5,500. 888-774-5720.

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


2Br 1Ba MH on private lot. No pets $330Mo & Deposit Call 803 481-4462

Autos For Sale

Room for rent, Utilities incl. Private bath , Female non smoker. $400 mo. Call 803-775-1097.

Palmetto Exchange Thrift Store new location. 1809 Hwy 15S. (Palmetto Plaza). 1/2 off sale. We have nice furn, clothes, wedding/prom dresses. 803-720-1882

Grace Full Gospel, Yard/Bake Sale/Car Wash, 1540 Bradham Blvd. Hot dogs, Chicken/Rice Sat. 7AM-1PM

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Land & Lots for Sale

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

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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

149 N. Milton Rd. Sat. 7:30AM-2PM. Some furn, clothes, what nots, and more.

Trucking Opportunities

Schools / Instructional 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

Yard Sale: 10 Oakview Dr. Sat. 8AM - 1PM. Women/boys clothes, colorful purses, shoes, hshld what-nots, some furn.

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3180 Caitlynn Dr. HUGE SALE! Saturday, 7 am - ? Furniture, clothes, pictures, misc.


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411 N. Magnolia, renovated. C/H/A. Garage, workshop & shed. Commercial lot facing LaFayette. Fin Available. 775-4391/ 464-5960

Manufactured Housing LOW CREDIT SCORE? Been turned down for bad credit? Come try us, we do our own financing. We have 2-3-4-5 bedroom homes on our lot. Layaway program available. For more information, call 843-389-4215.

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