Summer in Sumter SC

Friday, September 27, 2013

SUMTER, SC: Sumter hospital execs resign | Business | The State

SUMTER, SC: Sumter hospital execs resign | Business | The State: "Cox — who has been the president and CEO of Tuomey since October 1990, having served as the hospital’s senior vice president for nearly five years before that — is expected to leave at the end of October, while Martin will depart from the hospital sometime between November and the end of the year. Meanwhile, Nexsen Pruet and Tuomey are expected to sever ties sometime in the next 60 days."

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gamblers Jay Cox and Gregg Martin Ousted

Editor: 
The Sumter Hospital, Sumter, South Carolina

No, the South Carolina Seismic Network has not reported any seismograph recordings which indicate unusual ground movement in and around St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina...

Lord knows it should have, for it is the final resting place of Timothy J. Tuomey, a local well known and admired philanthropist, whose last will and testament led to the purchase in 1913 of a hospital known as the Sumter Hospital .

Tuomey's current website boasts: "...Were he alive today, he would no doubt be amazed at the growth and transformation that is now under way at the hospital that bears his name...LINK

Back in September of 2007 when the case was in its infancy Cox
referred to it as  'An unbelievable experience' Link
VP Gregg Martin
"...You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run..." Tuomey's former President/CEO and his Vice-President/COO failed to heed the first three bits of advice, but the hospital's board has ensured that the duo is on the road after failing to heed the advice Country Music crooner Kenny Rogers offered in his hit song "The Gambler".

For those who believe, there is that supernatural force that almost always finds a way to use your former actions against you.... It's called Karma, and I believe that is exactly what happened in this case.

FROM WISTV


"The first federal prosecution of those claims led to a split decision: $45 million in penalties and an appeal to the 4th Circuit.(Tuomey's Leaders Should have walked away)

The second trial this spring puts penalties assessed against Tuomey at more than $230 million." (Lesson learned... Leaders Ousted)

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More Spoiled Kids for Spurrier to Baby Sit?

Spurrier loses 2 top recruits from Georgia | College Recruiting Blog | www.ajc.com: "That’s what they are used to. And if they’re not getting the attention, they feel like something is wrong. Our kids just hadn’t had a lot of contact with South Carolina. "

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Big homecoming weekend at Shaw | Shaw Air Force Base | The State

Big homecoming weekend at Shaw | Shaw Air Force Base | The State: "Small children waited anxiously for the plane to touch down, newborns slept before the first appearance of their fathers, and women dressed in high heels teetered on the runway while their husbands and boyfriends flew in from the other side of the world."

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Credit Card Fraud Leaving Sumter Station Low on Gas | wltx.com

Credit Card Fraud Leaving Sumter Station Low on Gas | wltx.com: ""Hey man don't swipe your card, give me $20 and I will use my credit card and fill up your car, they do that right in front of us and its nothing we can do."

She has called sheriffs deputies numerous times but by the time officers arrive, the suspects are already gone."

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

South Carolina Paper Removes Columnist Muzzle: All Topics In Play

South Carolina Paper Removes Columnist Muzzle: All Topics In Play: "“Moving forward, all topics — including USC football — are in play. As always, this is a newspaper committed to accuracy, fairness and holding accountable the news makers and institutions that serve our community and our state.”

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"...I Think We Need to make Some Changes..." Spurrier in September of 2012


I'm mad as hell Ain't gonna take it no more 
Editor: You have to give the Head Football Nazi over at UCAR credit for his tenacity... it took a couple of years but he delivered on his promise.
Ron Morris Banned 
From Reporting
on Gamecock Football 

Spurrier in October of 2011
 I’m not taking any more of this stuff
that’s coming out of our local paper anymore.
“...I’m not gonna talk when [Morris] is in here. That’s my right as a head coach. I don’t have to talk to him, and I don’t have to talk to him when he’s in here. So what we’re gonna do, all you TV guys, I’m gonna do a personal interview with you in this other room....” Read More At This Link

Spurrier in September of 2012
“...I think we need to make some changes. I think some positive changes are going to happen,” Spurrier said. “They have a little problem over there that we know about, but they’re working on it. Our president and our athletic director, they’re all backing me in this...

and

“...We’ve had some serious discussions about things. Basically, I said I’m not taking any more of this stuff that’s coming out of our local paper anymore. If that’s part of the job, I’ll head to the beach. That’s not part of the job. So, we’re going to get it straightened out...” Read More At This Link

Was the Bruce Ellington article the end for Morris? Link


Friday, September 13, 2013

SUMTER, SC: After $500K swindle of Sumter man, a guilty plea and prison time | Crime | The State

SUMTER, SC: After $500K swindle of Sumter man, a guilty plea and prison time | Crime | The State: "Pomfret twice sent account statements to the Sumter man indicating positive returns on his investment, but statements in early 2011 indicated a loss for late 2010.

“Further correspondence indicated (the victim’s) investment was being written down and claimed (the offshore funds) were being closed,” the indictment reads. “(The victim) demanded a refund of the balance.”"

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Columbia to Athens

Most road trips are for Fun and Relaxation.
The Gamecocks will miss out on both this trip.  

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Sumter Police Need Help Finding Woman Missing For a Week | wltx.com

Sumter Police Need Help Finding Woman Missing For a Week | wltx.com: "Jenkins is known to frequent the Oakland Street, Council Street, and Dingle Street areas. Jenkins is considered endangered due to her erratic behavior prior to her disappearance."

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

SUMTER, SC: 2 football players charged in attack on 14-year-old at Sumter High | Crime | The State

SUMTER, SC: 2 football players charged in attack on 14-year-old at Sumter High | Crime | The State: "Sumter School District superintendent Dr. Frank Baker said Sumter High principal Dana Fall and head football coach Reggie Kennedy were meeting Wednesday, planning a strategy on how to address the issue with the football team. At the same time, Baker said, it had become clear that the team expected there to be disciplinary action."

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sumter football players arrested for sexual assault - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

Sumter football players arrested for sexual assault - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |: "Two Sumter High School football players have been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor 2nd degree and conspiracy, according to the Sumter Police Department.

In May, a 14-year-old boy reported to police that three people assaulted him while in a bathroom/locker room at Sumter High School, police said.

According to investigators, the boy reported that two people held him down while a third subject penetrated him in a sexual manner with an unknown object. The alleged assault happened in February, police said.

The victim identified two of the subjects involved in the incident as Deonte Lowery, 16, and Tiquan Colclough, 16. Lowery is listed as a wide receiver and Colclough is listed as a cornerback on the Sumter High School football roster. Both are juniors. "
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