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Page 1 0A Sumter Ct Friday November 13 1992 The ITEM E- QiHIB 3 nnmnrr' Election protest hearings erupt in pandemonium Uses for MB base considered at forum FROM PAGE 1 A didate Pearl McNeil then stormed the commissioners shouting heir too questioned why the elections were held without justice department could voice views on base redevel opment to Air Force officials in person before the closing a Air Force officials from Wash- ington DC' and "Texas pame to -Myrtle Beach to gather comments about a' draft Environmental Im- pact Statement released this week" The report is animportanfstep in detefmining'how the' military will Convert the base a fairly detailed said Lt Col Terry Armstrong explanation for their decision but commission Chairwoman Genie the reasons Warshauer yelled over the din Kyler shouted and shook hep telling candidates they could ap finger at commissioners the peal the decisibn td the state' elec- t- protesters reached the table but commission Kilgore was the most vocals If candidates don't appeal or if Kilgore narrowly defeated Reagan are white the decision is upheld on appeal low Trustee Andy Muller and chal- Kilgore had to run against Gov Carroll Campbell will set a 1 lenger Bob Reagan in District Muller because she movedintohis date for new elections o' Area 2 race but Muller and Rea district after the District 2 maps The District 2 decision came af- gan protested District 2 candidate were approved by the General Aster a grueling day-long hearing in Stephen Jackson who lost in Area which six candidates who lost on 5 to Roland Robinson' also pro-Nov 3 protested the results Three tested the District 2 elections had overwhelming evidence this morning and upheld those' (other) elections" Kilgore candidates lost races for the District 2 board two lost bids for Sumter County Council and one complaints and demanding to hear approval of the maps Many people considered Kilgore the underdog in -the three-way Area 2 race because she is black and -Area 2kaS a white population" of more thai 70 percent' Muller and sembly received 248 votes- in the election compared to 225 for Reagan and 218 -Kilgore lodged a complaint this summer with the justice department when- She realized she no shouted at Warshauer longer lived in Area 3 a black-ma-county council candidate) 'Bennie jority district lost in a Sumter School District 17 race The District 17 and county council protests were denied The commission heard testimony Thursday from candidates and poll workers who talked about the confiision during the general elec- tion which included some pre- elections and the state Attorney cincts having incorrect ballots and Office even though the some that ran out of ballots before justice department ap-the polls closed proved the voting lines About 12 people from an earlier telling you to run a new crowd of more than 60 remained Kilgore asked players in a courtroom for the late-after- changed so the rules have to noon District 2 hearing which was change This is all about Liz Kil- 2020-1648 said she i considering appealing Brogdon presented witnesses and 'evidence to support her claims that the wrong ballots were given tQ-some voters and that more District 7 votes Were counted in the Morrii College Jfrecinct than there were voters listed oh a sign-in sheet v- Mary LThompson a poll from' the 'Stone pill precinct said her precinct Wfis out of bal- lots for about an hour and a half but said those voters who left the precinct returned to vote later in the day -Part of Stone Hill is' in council District 7 But Elvira Washington testified that when she went to Stone Hill to vote many people left during the time the precinct was without ballots Commissioners also denied a new election for McNeil who said the 10 write-in votes she received were far less than should have been recorded Dault said earlier that McNeil received nine votes but that one of the votes was not counted Democrat Frank Williams Jr who received more than 2000 votes defeated McNeil and Republican Clayton Lowder Jr in that race McNeil who is considering an appeal said she also wanted to go on record and deny rumors that she was hired by the Sumter County Republican Party to run as a black write-in candidate to take minority votes away from Williams wlio is also black Lowder is white has no merit McNeil said members were against me The NAACP was against me and the black Baptists and Methodists preached against me from their The request for a new election by District 17 Area 3 candidate Walter Wilson was also denied Wilson argued that District 17 candidates had little time to campaign because they received information about voting lines only weeks before the election He also questioned why only one vote was cast in the board race in the Stone Hill precinct Wilson and Theo Moss lost to Charles Gibbs in Area 3 Dault said the state election commission will notify the county commission of any appeals 1 Dault said" the cost of new elec- tions would be less" than the cost of a general election -because paper ballots would most likely be used Brogdon had overwhelming i Warshauer told Kilgore the commission was instructed by the state Election Commission to go ahead on Nov 3 with the District 2 gore" Sanders told the commissioners that if they held the election knowing the lines were not approved then they be allowed to use that argument to void the results She then quickly left the room As the shouting continued Sumter County Clerk of Court OV Player asked his staff to call the police but the angry candidates abandoned their arguments and left the building before two officers arrived No one was arrested and no warrants will be signed Player said There was no security at the hearing Election commissioners Mala- chi Gibson Colleen' Yates Corned lius Davis and' Warshauer all vot-' ed ip favor of holding the new elections Commissioner Frank Avins left the hearing early and was not present for any voting Thursday afternoon Muller Reagan and Jackson all moved forward to listen to the shouting but did not join in The three had lodged protests of not only their races but all four of the races and testified Thursday about voting improprieties They all noted that the justice department had not approved the map Kilgore also testified and she the last of the day The hearing opened at 10 am with protests of the county council races The commissioners broke in the middle of their 90-minute-long deliberations on the District 2 races to ask for testimony from Sumter County Election Commission Director Kim Dault about the school voting lines which have yet to be approved by the US Department of Justice Dault explained that the justice department has yet to approve District new lines The Sumter County Legislative Delegation redrew voting lines in Districts 2 and 17 this year to create seven singlemember areas in each The justice department approved the lines for District 17 Oct 13 but requested more inform I mation from District 2 Commissioners voted to hold new elections in District 2 at about 5 pm and gave no explanation Warshauer said this morning that the voting areas on the District 2 map are difficult to read was hard for candidates to determine which streets were in their she said Kilgore Trustee Naomi Sanders Elizabeth Kyler and Roland Robinson all of whom won District 2 seats in the general election and unsuccessful Sumter County Council District 5 write-in can- MYRTLE BEACH (AP) -The Air Force is trying to find the best plan to convert the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base to private hse and among ideas are a theme park a space' museum and a college About1 50 people attended a Thursday to "discuss the ideas but most either were from the base or were connect- ed to community efforts to rede- velop the base The meeting was the last time the public- JAMES WALKER James Walker died Thursday morning Nov 12 1992 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center The family will receive friends at the home 124 St Services will be announced by Community Funeral Home LT COLLLOYD McBRIDE Lt Col (Ret) Lloyd George McBride died Thursday Nov 12 1992 at Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill Funeral Home SAMUEL SHAW Samuel Shaw 72 died Wednesday Nov 11 1992 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center Born in Sutnter County he was a son Of the late Ben Shaw and Lottie Muldrow Mr Shaw attended the public schools of Sumter County and joined Quinn Chapel AME Church in his youth He later joined Salem Baptist Church where he served with the trustee board and prayer band and was a missionary worker Survivors besides his mother of Sumter include his wife Susan Dupree Shaw of the home four sons George Sonny Jr Eugene and Charles Shaw all of Sumter four daughters Audrey Faust and Barbara A Shaw both of Sumter Ruby Jean McKnight of Philadelphia and Brenda Corbett of Wilmington NC five stepsons Willie Dupree Rev Joshua Dupree Jr of Sumter Isiah Dupree of Ta-koma Park Md Garry Dupree of Greenbeit Md and Gregory Dupree of Charlotte NC two stepdaughters Edith Davis of Fort Worth Texas and Carolyn Pitts of Brea Callt a Brother Marshall ShaW Of SUmter five sisters SS- 1 rah Lucky of Philadelphia Bennie Prescott Wilhemena Billups and Helen Conyers all of Sumter and Evelyn Wilkes of Columbia 38 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren Services will be held at 1 pm Saturday at Salem Baptist Church Fulton Street with the pastor the Rev TO Everett officiating assisted by Rev Thomas Blyther Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 am The ftmeral cortege will leave the home 42 Red Bay Road at 12:30 pm The family will receive friends at the home Williams Funeral Home Inc is in charge of arrangements BETTY GREEN Betty Green died Saturday Nov 7 1992 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center Born in Kershaw County she was a daughter of the late Isiah and Rebecca Taylor Green Survivors include a son David Green a daughter Bertha Green three brothers Isiah Green of Camden William Green of Charleston and Bubba Outen of New York City five sisters Lizzie and Emma Green and Eloise Howard all of Camden Brenda Moore of Brooklyn NY and Ethel Outen of Walterboro Conn and four grandchildren Services will be held at 3 pm Saturday at Mt Nebo Baptist Church with the pastor the Rev AL Smiling officiating Burial will be in the church cemetery The funeral cortege will leave the home 61 Harmony Court at 2:15 pm The family will receive friends at the home Williams Funeral Home Inc is in charge of arrangements SANDY HAYNESWORTH Sandy Haynesworth widower of Emma Burgess Haynesworth died Tuesday morning Nov 10 1992 at Bryan Nursing Center in Jeffersonville Ga Born in Sumter County he attended the public schools here and was a member of Bethel AME Church Survivors include a stepson Albert Dinkins of Sumter two stepdaughters Virginia Blackwood and Mae Frances Collins both of Rochester NY a grandson he raised Willie Dinkins of Rochester NY and eight other grandchildren and numerous greatgrandchildren Services will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the chapel of James Funeral Home Inc with the Rev DL Grant officiating assisted by Rev Lewis Walker Jr Burial will QdlVtiWftiC Ctilr a limwimf move left Area 3 with-! out an incumbent trustee and Kyler won that race over George Hampton and Donald Johnson Sanders was unopposed in Areal Dault issued a statement to the candidates in mid-October telling them the commission had reservations about the map situation in District 2 Kilgore did not say whether she would appeal decision and she could not be reached for comment this morning Muller said he had 'fought against having the elections since this summer when he realized Kilgore had moved into his district He said he was pleased with the decision think the public is who should be satisfied not Muller said is the only time we have for legal due process on these elections I just made my legal protest And very sorry for the yelling and screaming at the end The (election commission) is divided equally racially two blacks and two whites not a racial issue like they were was outrageous Player said of remarks in the courtroom put up with that over here no place to raise your voice nf even know the Player said we need those kind of people on the school The commission ruled quickly to uphold the other contested races Although commissioners acknowledged problems with incorrect ballots and an insufficient number of ballots Warshauer said the "problems enough to' change the outcomes of any of the races that were upheld Brogdon who was defeated by Republican Johnny Watt Color TVs Starting at $269 00 t)f IJV 1 si 1 1 be in Tiverton Baptist Church Cemetery James Funeral Home Inc is in charge of arrangements DAVIDS TAYLOR HOPKINS David Samuel Taylor 71 died Saturday Nov 7 1992 at his home 4404 Leesburg Road Born on July 29 1921 in Colon Republic of Panama he was a son of the late Alexander and Ellen fa*gan Taylor Mr Taylor graduated from high school and college in Jamaica West Indies and attended SL Mary Church Panama Canal Zone He retired from the Panama Canal Company in 1977 Survivors include his wife Eugenie Taylor of Hopkins a daughter Helena Brunson of Hopkins three sons David Taylor of Ft Campbell Ky Felix Taylor of Colon Republic of Panama and Donaldo Taylor of Denver a sister Estella Taylor of Colon Republic of Panama 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren Services will be held at 2 pnl Saturday in the chapel of Sumter Funeral Service Inc with the Rev Goodwin officiating assisted by Rev Jackie -Holland Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery Pallbearers will be Jessie Tucker Fred Head and Michael Cooper The family will receive friends at the home Sumter Funeral Service Inc is in charge of arrangements EUGENE LINTON Eugene Nathaniel Linton 47 died Tuesday Nov 10 1992 at University Medical Center in Newark NJ Bom in Sumter County he was a son of the late Robert and Sarah Wilson Linton Mr Linton attended the former Eastern High School and was a former member of ML Moriah United Methodist Church Survivors include a son Rodney Linton of Newark NJ a daughter Melody Linton of Newark NJ a stepdaughter Anita Pittman of Newark NJ six sisters Laura Singleton Cora Baker Geraldine Scott and Gardenia Hamilton all of Sumter Sarah Bundley of Orange NJ and Essie Shaw of Linden NJ three brothers Thomas Linton of East Orange NJ Robert Linton Jr of Hillside NJ and Odell Linton of Irvington NJ and a grandchild A brother Moses Linton preceded Mr Linton in death Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Mt Moriah United Methodist Church with the pastor Rev Lillian Washington officiating Burial will be in the church cemetery The body will be placed in the church at 1 pm The family will receive friends at the home of Laura Singleton 886 Kolb Road Palmer Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements WILLIES FLEMING NEW ZION Willie Ben Fleming 96 died Sunday Nov 8 1992 at Hampton Nursing Center in Sumter after an extended illness Bom in Clarendon County he was a son of the late Frank and Genia Brand Fleming Mr Fleming attended the public schools of Clarendon County He joined Howard Chapel AME Church in his youth where he served with the steward board and senior choir was chairman of the trustee board and trustee emeritus until his death Mr Fleming served in the US Army during World War I and was honorably discharged Survivors include his wife Bertha McKenzie Fleming a son Rev Abraham Fleming an adopted son Anthony McFadden a sister Ella Kennedy a brother Rhyan Fleming and1 several grandchildren great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Howard Chapel AME Church with the pastor Rev Eddy Mayes and the Rev Abraham Fleming officiating assisted by Presiding Elders TE Shields Sr Ljf Hyman and Levem Harry and the Revs WT Peterson and McAllister Burial will be in the church cemetery The family will receive friends at the home Route 1 Box 278-A Howard Chapel Road Samuels Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of Car Cassette Receiver Starting at 00 VCR PLUS Video Programming Universal Remotes Portable Stereos Blank Tapes Big Screen TV Starting As Low As 90 days same as cash Service Stereo Systems Starting at Convenient Financing FREE Delivery Sales With Approved Credit Monday Saturday 9:00 am 6:00 pm Closed Wednesday Sunday After hours by appointment I tl ifci hm.

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