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WORSENING FLOODING IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THE OBSERVABLE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Jonathan Boncek file photo

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Lowcountry leaders tiptoe toward local climate plans, but action hard to come by BY SKYLER BALDWIN

City of Charleston leaders are currently working to update their climate action plan, starting with what Director of Sustainability and Deputy Resilience Officer Katie McKain called a robust community engagement process throughout 2020. Community volunteers split into groups with a wide range of representation from leaders, advocates and business owners have been meeting all winter, drafting recommendations that were just released last week for public input ahead of Wednesday’s meeting. “All the things the groups are working with have a host of great benefits for the community,” McKain said. “Protecting saltwater ecosystems, for example, serves a major floodmitigation technique, which comes with great economic benefits itself.” Alongside preservaMcKAIN tion of local ecosystems, groups focused on efficient home energy, increased composting efforts and ways to embrace electric vehicle technology. City officials say more than 25% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from vehicles, and more than 64% come from buildings relying on inefficient fuel sources for electrical power. Greenhouse gases have tipped the healthy balance of carbon dioxide levels worldwide, NASA reports have shown. Carbon dioxide

levels in Earth’s atmosphere have been rising consistently for decades, trapping heat near the surface of the planet, corresponding with increased temperatures and rising sea levels. “We see the effects of climate change firsthand,” McKain said. “Just look at all the flooding just [last week] after an hour of rain.” Embracing electric vehicles is one area that the city has already taken concrete steps toward, having applied for a grant last week that would replace the first of the city’s garbage trucks with an all-electric model. The trucks are hugely inefficient, McKain said, as they run all day and consume a lot of fuel. But, few initiatives have taken shape yet, and exact numbers and tangible goals are difficult to see. “There are a lot of pieces we’ve been working on, but ultimately, before you can really focus on the pieces, they need to be a part of a plan that the community supports and the city supports,” McKain said. “At the end of the day, we really need the community to help implement the plan; we can’t do this alone.” Charleston County Council passed its own climate action resolution March 9, putting its support of climate-focused education and advocacy in writing. Though there is no required action spelled out in the resolution, it leaves space for future countylevel plans to be put in place, local leaders say, and claims to support climate-centric measures at local levels. “Without proper planning, the adverse impacts of climate change could exhaust and

destabilize our infrastructure and emergency and social services; negatively impact our access to food, water and energy; and disrupt commerce, local business, property and our quality of life,” the resolution reads. But County Councilman Kylon Middleton, who proposed the measure, said there is more concrete language in the resolution than people realize. “It talks about the implementation of an equity-centeredcommunity-integrated climate action plan,” MIDDLETON he said. “That becomes the next step — getting community-oriented groups from all sectors to be able to develop and implement their own climate action plan.” Municipalities throughout the Lowcountry stand to gain from county support for addressing climate change, with coastal communities threatened by rising sea levels, increased rates of natural disasters and climbing temperatures. “Higher sea levels equate to more instances of sunny day flooding that damages infrastructure and homes, prevents emergency access and causes disruptions to daily life,” said Folly Beach City Administrator Aaron Pope. “Higher sea levels also mean storm surges will be higher, more destructive and more damaging.” Traditionally, the focus on long-term planning and infrastructure improvement for Folly Beach has been geared toward the beachfront, Pope said. But, continued changes have drawn attention to the marsh-

“Higher sea levels equate to more instances of sunny day flooding that damages infrastructure and homes, prevents emergency access and causes disruptions to daily life.” —Folly Beach City Administrator Aaron Pope

side of the island as well — and the beach town is just one of the local governments working to get a handle on the impacts of climate change. “Folly has been working hard at a local level to plan for the future and begin taking steps to put our plans into action,” Pope said. “County level leadership would have multiple benefits, including opening the door to a more regional, coordinated approach, funding and on the ground support for projects, and broadening public awareness.” But as the threat has grown, and leaders consider further action, Pope worries efforts may have fallen behind. “I think there are many people in the county that are not fully aware of the scope of the changes that are happening and how they translate into practical effects on everyday life,” he said. And, the changes have only just begun to take shape. “Houses that didn’t flood will flood, roads will be blocked, essentially facilities may need to be moved,” Pope said. “There are a lot of ways that life is going to change, and I think the earlier and more often that message gets out, the better prepared people will be.”

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Charleston-area governments have drawn up policies and resolutions they hope will alleviate some of the effects of climate change, but few have tackled the heart of the issue.

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“We’ve been going in the right direction for many weeks now … but I’m nervous.” —Assistant state epidemiologist Dr. Jane Kelly said she’s concerned about another wave of COVID-19 as policies loosen restrictions. Source: WIS-TV

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‘RHETORIC OF NORMAL’ COULD DAMPEN PANDEMIC INNOVATION, TEACHER SAYS

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Charleston-area teacher and SC for Ed representative Trever Etminan fears many people are already forgetting what they’ve learned during the pandemic as people get vaccinated and a sense of normalcy waits on the horizon. “It seems like there’s this national rhetoric about getting back to normal, but I want to caution people because this whole pandemic has given us an infinite number of opportunities to change and make things better,” he told the City Paper. “I think that’s the biggest obstacle,” Etminan continued. “The rhetoric of normal is overshadowing anything good that we have done and that has happened. And, the rhetoric of the vaccine is sort of echoing so loudly that we can’t hear the voices from within the classroom saying maybe we need to reevaluate.” Education in particular has been an area of much change, but also much scrutiny in the last year. But, Etminan said that even with the pandemic slowly being put behind us, there is still a lot left to do. “While we are going back to face-toface instruction, vaccinating teachers is just step one in a long process,” he said. “We are still living in a classroom with plexiglass barriers that fall off of desks and break daily. Kids are still having to wear masks. All of that will continue to be necessary until all people who choose to be vaccinated have that opportunity.” With the rollout of South Carolina’s vaccine distribution Phase 1B underway and teachers lining up for their shot in the arm, some districts are doing their part to help. Charleston County School District officials had their school nurses administer vaccines at up to six different school sites earlier this month. “It’s nice to see the districts on top of coordinating Phase 1B,” Etminan said. “The rhetoric of opening schools and the degree to which they are coordinating vaccinations in some districts is starting to align more. It’s promising to see that.” While the state and nation as a whole continue through what Etminan calls an awkward transitional phase, he said it’s important to keep a mindset geared toward making the system more equitable for students and families than it was before. —Skyler Baldwin

1,073,249 The number of S.C. residents who have started a vaccination as of March 22. More than 578,000 have completed their vaccination course. Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

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SC HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST GENDER WAGE GAPS IN THE NATION, STUDY FINDS South Carolina has among the most severe gender pay gaps in America, ranking 40th among the 50 states in a new study. According to data from the Business.org study, the average annual salary for S.C. women is $37,584 while men average $48,541 — a nearly $11,000 difference resulting in a pay gap of 23%. S.C. sits on the list between Montana and Mississippi, but our northern neighbor North Carolina ranked 7th in the nation with a gap of 14%. Vermont reportedly has the smallest gap at 9% followed by Hawaii and Maryland with 11%. The study also found there is not a single state in which women have a higher average salary than men. Even with a growing number of equal pay initiatives and more women-owned businesses opening across the country, the national gap still averages 18%. What’s causing the inequality? A number of factors can impact states’ pay gaps from discriminatory hiring processes with little legal ramifications to differing regional views on traditional gender roles. Though the pay gap in S.C. may be one of the largest in the country, the number of female-owned businesses is growing in the Palmetto State. Another study from 2018 found that S.C. ranked 4th for states with the fastest growing

rate of women-owned businesses. Between 2007-2018, women-owned businesses across the country increased by 58%. While more opportunities have been given to women in the past couple decades, not enough has been done to level the playing field. The pandemic has made career opportunities even tougher for women, with many economists speculating that the last year exacerbated the gender pay gap. According to the National Women’s Law Center, all of the jobs lost in December 2020 nationwide belonged to women. The economy netted 140,000 jobs that month — women lost 156,000 jobs, while men gained 16,000. The Business.org study also reported that the pay gap has plateaued since 2010, as the national average has hovered between 18-19% for more than a decade. To shrink the gap, Business.org suggests a cultural change is necessary, a shift in the way we think of men and women in the workplace. Promoting and hiring qualified women to higherlevel positions (managers, directors, executives, etc.), supporting female business owners in our communities and demanding equal pay policies at the corporate and government level are all important steps to achieving equality. —Samantha Connors

“If they’re doing it to me as an elected official in a professional community, I can only imagine what they’re doing to my community when I’m not there.” —Charleston County Sheriff Kristen Graziano said part of the reason she wanted to quickly withdrawl from an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement was because an agency official threatened to ramp up enforcement without the county’s cooperation. Source: American Civil Liberties Union podcast

South Carolina House members will consider something new next week in the state’s $10 billion budget — a single line item that sets aside $500 million to keep agencies from making mid-year cuts that could be brought on by unexpected pandemic expenses. “That is General Fund money (or money from state taxes) that was set aside as a first line of defense should revenues not continue to remain positive and stable,” said S.C. House Ways and Means Chairman Murrell Smith, R-Sumter. The state currently has two reserve, or “rainy day,” funds. But, rules on those funds restrict spending to balancing the state budget at the end of the fiscal year. In other words, if an agency had a shortfall during the year from something, like say a pandemic, then it would have to make program cuts, lay off workers — or both. Last fall, Senate and House staffers started discussing ways to give agencies more flexibility in case revenue streams are hit after July 2021 because of economic reactions to the pandemic. They came up with the notion of setting aside $500 million in surplus dollars if things go awry. But if nothing is spent by June 30, 2022, lawmakers can use the money for something else — or keep the reserve intact for other midyear rainy day needs as might come with a hurricane or flood. Observers say this is smart budgeting because it anticipates challenges with a solution that will improve the stability of the budget so state agencies don’t have ups and downs with staffing and programs. Major state general fund spending highlights:

• Reserves - $500 million for the Pandemic

Stabilization Reserve Fund; and $26 million in added funding to the capital and general reserve funds. With this budget, the state’s reserves are $1.1 billion, according to the committee. • Education - $50 million to increase the base student cost to $2,500 per student and a like amount for one-time pay increases to eligible teachers. The Department of Education’s $3.3 billion base share of state dollars includes an additional $48 million in instructional materials, $24.5 million for public charter school growth; and $10 million to expand full-day 4-year-old public kindergarten. • Higher education - Colleges and universities will get $171 million in new money, the lion’s share of which will go to deferred maintenance. The state’s technical college system will get $10 million for maintenance and capital needs as well as $33 million for workforce scholarships. Lawmakers also call for steering $318 million to fund LIFE, HOPE and Palmetto Fellows college scholarships, $51 million from the lottery for tuition help and $80 million to pay for tuition grants. • Economic development - The budget calls for an additional $3.7 million in the state’s deal-closing fund to attract more business and $20 million to promote tourism. • Health care - The House budget proposes $20 million more for child welfare programs and $27 million to match federal money for two veteran nursing homes. • Criminal justice - $90 million from federal funding for prison safety upgrades; and $17.9 million for staffing increases and retention needs. Also in the budget is $17.6 million for the state’s judiciary for an online court project and case management improvements, $2 million for more conservation grants, $5.9 million for health and dental insurance cost increases for state employees, $36 million to boost the employee pension system and $17.6 million for a local government fund to offset tax losses. —Andy Brack


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A traffic stop ended with police finding a plastic bag of brightly colored pills in a downtown man’s backpack. He told the officer they weren’t his and that he was only the middleman in an “illegal drug transaction.” Is that actually better? Someone was apparently tired of all the electronic billboards around town telling them to wear a mask, as four batteries were stolen from the message board trailer on Lockwood Drive. Be safe out there, folks; people have short attention spans and will likely forget to mask up if they aren’t reminded every few blocks. Police were called to a West Ashley steakhouse to remove a man believed to be intoxicated. He reportedly screamed offensive and degrading comments at officers once they arrived. Was he already banned from all the actual bars in town? A James Island woman reported a book of CDs was stolen from her car.

Talk about a flashback. No less than five different people had their marijuana stashes confiscated after various minor traffic offenses. As a public service, here are a few relevant reminders: stop at red lights, use your blinkers, drive the speed limit and don’t drive through your neighbor’s front yard in full view of a patrol officer. It’s possible that our favorite criminal contractor may have gotten caught, or at least read the Blotter entry that mentioned the police closing in on them, as this is the second week in a row with no reports of building materials going missing from local construction sites. Maybe they just decided to move their plans somewhere with more housing space. A West Ashley couple caught with a jar full of assorted, multicolored pills and cash in their car told officers there was anywhere between 50 and 100 pills, but police counted 102. Caught redhanded, dirtbags.

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A West Ashley woman was charged with embezzlement after scanning multiple items for her mother to purchase and then voiding them, allowing her mother to take them for free. What’s the point of working retail if you can’t get the goods for the fam?

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ederal judges have a way of getting in the way of Southern politicians who want to bend the law of the land to their own ends. Back in the 1960s, five federal judges from the Deep South, most appointed by a Republican president, put themselves in the eye of the civil rights storm to force states to desegregate schools and follow the rule of law, as historian Jack Bass wrote in his 1981 book, Unlikely Heroes. Now comes U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis in South Carolina, who reminds us how state legislators might not always get what they want, just because they pass a law. If something is unconstitutional on its face, then it can be put on hold. That’s what happened last week when Lewis issued an injunction stopping a recently passed ban on almost all abortions in South Carolina. In February, Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law a bill that banned abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat, not viability of the fetus, as is the current legal standard. A fetal heartbeat can be detected around six weeks after conception, whereas viability is presumed to start at 20 weeks. Abortions currently are illegal after viability, but not before. Some 96% of abortions in South Carolina occur after six weeks but before 20 weeks, according to court records. What Lewis wrote in a 22-page opinion is notable for

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how it bashed state arguments that the judge should deny the injunction, but also how people need to realize judges enforce the law, not reactionary politics of the moment. Lewis wrote that granting a motion by Planned Parenthood to stop enforcement of the new law wasn’t even a close call. “In fact, based on the law, the Court is unable to fathom how another court could decide this issue differently,” she wrote, citing multiple cases from across the country that held abortion is legal until viability. Lewis then described how the group was likely to succeed in proving the new law was unconstitutional. But, her message on how “judges are not politicians in robes” should sink in to politicians who try to use the courts for political purposes. Across the country, legislatures have passed fetal heartbeat bills, assuming that three new Supreme Court justices appointed by President Trump would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that struck down laws prohibiting abortion. “When the history of the District of South Carolina Court is written, it will show that we were neither liberals nor conservatives, Democrats nor Republicans,” Lewis concluded. “It will instead establish that we did our level best to follow the law. That is certainly what the Court has done here.” Hear, hear.

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See the Light Why SC should embrace rooftop solar and energy efficiency Many South Carolinians are realizing the economic upside of investing in solar panels and efficiency upgrades for their homes. The benefits, however, extend far beyond the savings that individual homeowners experience and include critically important implications for the resilience of our electric grid and ultimately our environment — things that all South Carolina citizens should care about and benefit from equally. As solar technology gains more of a foothold in the Palmetto State, it’s important to understand the full spectrum of benefits that solar provides. This is especially pertinent right now, as utility regulators are deciding the fate of Dominion’s rooftop solar proposal and major utilities like Santee Cooper are planning for future energy generation. To start from a system-wide perspective, a primary benefit of residential solar is that it reduces the need for utilities to build and charge for new energy-generation facilities. To put it another way — in the long run, residential solar reduces a utility’s “cost of service” which leads to lower costs for customers as well. Solar positioned on rooftops provides the added benefit of being close to the point of energy consumption and also provides a distributed source of energy generation. Energy from rooftop systems is often used

where it’s produced, saving energy by reducing energy lost in transmission and distribution lines — lines that often run hundreds of miles to reach your home. As a distributed source of energy creation, home solar also increases the resilience of our electric grid. Unlike a typical large-scale energy generation facility, rooftop solar is distributed across the state, making our grid less vulnerable to a single event threatening our access to electricity. With more focus on resilience at the local and state level, including a new resilience office appointed by Gov. Henry McMaster, this benefit of rooftop solar should not be overlooked. Clean energy sources like solar along with energy efficiency measures lower greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of coal and gas generation — thus mitigating climate change. The effects of which, like increased flooding and storms, are all too familiar to Lowcountry residents. In addition to being large contributors to climate change, both natural gas and coal are associated with high levels of pollution and are linked to myriad health and water quality concerns, especially in communities where those plants are located, which are often low-income communities or communities of color. When South Carolinians generate power from renewable energy sources (or use less altogether), the less those coal

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and gas plants are running, which means fewer pollutants are being emitted into South Carolina’s air and water. It’s important that we all do what we can to help S.C. transition to clean energy, but that includes taking steps to lower our energy usage too. While solar doesn’t work for every rooftop or household, simple energy efficiency upgrades and weatherization measures are a viable option for most. Of the $2,000 spent anually paying for energy by the average American, 20-40% could be going to waste from drafts, air leaks around openings, and outdated heating and cooling systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. South Carolina needs to be doubling down on a set of policies that protect residential solar and energy efficiency programs and allow them to flourish, not stifling those efforts. We need to be incentivizing and rewarding customers opt in, not disincentivizing or penalizing customers. We need to be moving toward making these options cost-effective for all ratepayers, not making them out of reach. Not just out of good for the individual customer, but out of good for our energy grid, our economy, and the environment that we all cherish. Bryan Cordell is the executive director of the Sustainability Institute in North Charleston.

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Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency Compiled by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock News Illustrations by Caitlyn Crites

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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut took to Twitter the day after the 2021 inauguration to declare: “Biden is making transparency cool again.”

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This was a head-scratcher for many journalists and transparency advocates. Freedom of information — the concept that government documents belong to and must be accessible to the people — has never not been cool. Using federal and local public records laws, a single individual can uncover everything from war crimes to health code violations. How awesome is that? If you need more proof: There was an Australian comic book series called Southern Squadron: Freedom of Information Act; the classic anime Evangelion has a Freedom of Information Act cameo; and the U.K. post-punk Mush received 7.4 stars from Pitchfork for its latest album Lines Redacted. OK, now that we’ve put that down in writing, we realize that the line between “cool” and “nerdy” might be a little blurry. But, you know what definitely is not cool? Denying the public’s right to know. Since 2015, The Foilies have served as an annual opportunity to name-and-shame the uncoolest government agencies and officials who have stood in the way of public access. We collect the most outrageous and ridiculous stories from around the country from journalists, activists, academics and everyday folk who have filed public records and experienced retaliation, over-redactions, exorbitant fees and other transparency malpractice. We published this rogues gallery as a faux awards program during Sunshine Week last week, the annual celebration of open government organized by the News Leaders Association. This year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is publishing The Foilies in partnership with MuckRock News, a nonprofit dedicated to building a community of cool kids that file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and local public records requests. For previous year’s dubious winners, visit eff.org/issues/foilies. And, without further ado ...

The Pharaoh Prize for Deadline Extensions Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot With COVID-19 affecting all levels of government operations, many transparency advocates and journalists were willing to accept some delays in responding to public records requests. However, some government officials were quick to use the pandemic as an excuse to ignore transparency laws altogether. Taking the prize this year is Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago, who invoked the Old Testament in an effort to lobby the Illinois Attorney General to suspend FOIA deadlines altogether. “I want to ask the average Chicagoan: Would you like them to do their job or would you like them to be pulled off to do FOIA requests?” Lightfoot said in April 2020, according to the Chicago Tribune, implying that epidemiologists and physicians are also the same people processing public records (they’re not). She continued: “I think for those people who are scared to death about this virus, who are worried every single day that it’s going to come to their doorstep, and I’m mindful of the fact that we’re in the Pesach season, the angel of death that we all talk about is the Passover story, that angel of death is right here in our midst every single day.” We’d just note that transparency is crucial to ensuring that the government’s response to COVID is both effective and equitable. And if ancient Egyptians had the power to FOIA the

Pharaoh for communications with Moses and Aaron, perhaps they probably would have avoided all 10 plagues — blood, frogs and all.

The Doxxer Prize Forensic Examiner Colin Fagan In July 2020, surveillance researcher and Princeton Ph.D. student Shreyas Gandlur sued the Chicago Police Department to get copies of an electronic guide on police technology regularly received via email by law enforcement officers around the country. The author of the guide, Colin Fagan, a retired cop from Oregon, did not agree that the public has a right to know how cops are being trained, and he decided to make it personal. In a final message to his subscribers announcing he was discontinuing the “Law Enforcement Technology Investigations Resource Guide,” Fagan ranted about Gandlur for “attack-

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The Most Expensive Cover-Up Award Small Business Administration In the early weeks of the pandemic, the Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded millions of dollars to small businesses through new COVID-related relief programs — but didn’t make the names of recipients public. When major news organizations including ProPublica, The Washington Post and The New York Times filed public records requests to learn exactly where that money had gone, the SBA dragged its feet, and then — after the news organizations sued — tried to withhold the information under FOIA Exemptions 4 and 6, for confidential and private information. A court rejected both claims and also forced the government to cough up more than $120,000 in fees to the news organizations’ lawyers.

The Secret COVID Statistics Award North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Seeking a better understanding of the toll of COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, journalists in North Carolina requested copies of death certificates from local county health departments. Within days, officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services reached out to county offices with guidance not to provide the requested records — without citing any legal justification whatsoever. DHHS did not respond to reporters’ questions about why it issued that guidance or how it was justified. Some local agencies followed the guidance and withheld records, some responded speedily and some turned them over begrudgingly — emphasis on the grudge.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Kids these days — overlaying cat faces on their videos and showing the Bureau of Prisons how it should redact media sought by FOIA requesters. That was the message from an incredulous

Demand disclosure from your public officials By Bill Rogers Last week was Sunshine Week across America. South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act — the Sunshine Law — gives you access to government meetings and public records. The preface to the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reads:

The Most Secretive Dog’s Bollocks Conan the Belgian Malinois Back in 2019, what should’ve been a fluff story (or scruff story) about Conan, the Delta Force K9 that was injured while assisting in the raid that took out an Islamic State leader, became yet another instance of the Trump administration tripping over itself with the facts. Was Conan a very good boy or a very good girl? Various White House and federal officials contradicted themselves, and the mystery remained. Transparency advocate and journalist Freddy Martinez wouldn’t let the sleeping dog lie; he filed a FOIA request with the U.S. Special Operations Command, aka SOCOM. But rather than release the records, officials claimed they could “neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records,” the much dreaded “Glomar response” usually reserved for sensitive national security secrets (the USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer was a secret CIA ship that the agency didn’t want to acknowledge existed). Never one to roll over, Martinez filed a lawsuit against SOCOM and the Defense Department in June 2020. Just in time for Sunshine Week, Martinez got his records — a single page of a veterinary examination, almost completely redacted except for the dog’s name and the single letter “M” for gender. Conan’s breed and color were even blacked out, despite the fact that photos of the dog had already been tweeted by Trump.

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federal appeals court in March 2020 after the BOP claimed it lacked the ability to blur out or otherwise redact faces (such as those of prisoners and guards) from surveillance videos sought through FOIA by an inmate who was stabbed with a screwdriver in a prison dining hall. The court wrote: “The same teenagers who regale each other with screenshots are commonly known to revise those missives by such techniques as inserting cat faces over the visages of humans.” The judge made clear that although “we do not necessarily advocate that specific technique,” the BOP’s learned helplessness to redact video foot. age is completely

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department’s Explorer Scouts program was supposed to give teenagers a chance to learn more about careers in law enforcement. For two LMPD officers, though, it became an opportunity for sexual abuse. When reporters asked for more information on the perpetrators, the city chose to respond with further absurdity — by destroying its records. The case against the city and the Boy Scouts of America, which oversees the Explorers, is scheduled to begin in April. The Courier-Journal in Louisville first asked LMPD in mid-2019 for all records regarding the two officers’ sexual abuse of minors. Louisville claimed it didn’t have any; they had been turned over to the FBI. Then the

Courier-Journal appealed, and the city eventually determined that — well, what do you know — they’d found a “hidden folder” still containing the responsive records — 738,000 of them, actually. Not for long, though. Less than a month later, they’d all been deleted, despite the ongoing request, a casualty of the city’s automated backup and deletion system, according to Louisville.

The Handcuffs and Prior Restraints Award Chicago Police Department and City of Chicago In February 2019, a swarm of Chicago police officers raided the wrong apartment with their guns drawn. They handcuffed the resident, Anjanette Young, who was completely undressed, and they refused to let her put on clothes as she pleaded with them dozens of times that they had the wrong house. Young sued the city in federal court and filed a request for body camera footage of the officers who invaded her home. The local CBS affiliate, CBS 2, also requested the body camera footage. The Chicago Police Department denied both requests, despite a binding ruling just months earlier that CPD was required to turn over body camera footage to people like Young who were involved in the recorded events. Young ultimately got the footage as part of her lawsuit, and her attorney provided it to the media. The city’s lawyers then took the extraordinary step of asking the court to order CBS 2 not to air the video, a demand to censor speech before it occurs called a “prior restraint.” The judge denied the city’s request. The city also sought sanctions against Young’s attorney, but the city withdrew its motion and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the request “ill-advised” in a letter to the court. The judge decided not to sanction Young’s attorney.

The Foilies were compiled by Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Dave Maass, Aaron Mackey and Naomi Gilens, along with MuckRock News’ Michael Morisy and Beryl Lipton, with help from Shawn Musgrave.

“The General Assembly finds that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that citizens shall be advised of the performance of public officials and of the decisions that are reached in public activity and in formulation of public policy.” This sentence sums up the intent of the state’s Sunshine Law — that it is crucial to be aware of the important decisions public bodies make in your community. But, the law and its intent mean nothing if the citizens of our state don’t take it to heart. They do this by attending public meetings to hear what is being discussed. They do this by demanding public documents they have the right to see. They do this by objecting when a school board goes into an illegal secret meeting. They do this by holding public officials accountable when they violate the FOIA. They do this by contacting officials when there is a problem with an FOI request. They do this, most of all, by voting. Several years ago, I lamented to an Upstate editor that “people don’t care about closed meetings.” He said I was wrong – people don’t care about any meetings. There is truth to his comment. The best reaction to violations of the FOIA is to hold errant officials accountable, often at the ballot box. If members of a public body refuse to follow the law, they likely should not receive your vote in the next election. You can’t complain about government if you don’t get involved and vote. S.C. newspapers lead the way in reporting about the misconduct of public officials, but it is really up to the citizens to do something about it. Get involved. Demand sunshine. It’s your right to know. Rogers is executive director of the S.C. Press Association.

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ing the best efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement to use effective legal processes to save innocent victims of horrible crimes and hold their perpetrators accountable.” Fagan included a photo of Gandlur, his email addresses, and urged his readers to recruit crime victims to contact him “and let him know how he could better apply his talents” — one of the most blatant cases of retaliation we’ve seen in the history of the Foilies.

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Intro to Rain Gardens Learn practical and eco-friendly landscape designs that protect your property and the environment from the harmful effects of stormwater runoff with a workshop hosted by Merideth Garrigan of Wecology Gardens. The workshop will cover a variety of topics such as the unintended consequences of stormwater runoff and local community highlights. March 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $15/members; $20/nonmembers. Charleston Horticultural Society. Virtual. chashortsoc.org S AT U R D AY

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Traditional Ukrainian/Eastern European designs and dye methods are creative ways to celebrate spring, and if you’re into crafting, 3D art and design—or just considering something different for Easter than your usual methods—Stephen Herchak has you covered. With some eggs, a couple colors and a few hours to spare, you can easily create these uniquely designed eggs all on your own. March 27. 1- 4 p.m. $55/ticket. Redux Contemporary Art Center. 1056 King St. Downtown. reduxstudios.org

Sit back, and let the Charleston Jazz Orchestra take you back through a musical timeline of the big band legacy and evolution of the jazz orchestra from when it took shape in the 1920s with early innovators like Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson, to the swing era in the early ‘30s with figures like Duke Ellington. Multiple ticket packages and seating options are available. Seating is limited, so grab a ticket soon. March 27. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Charleston Music Hall. 37 John St., Virtual. Downtown. charlestonjazz.com

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THE HALSEY INSTITUTE SHOWS OFF STUDENT WORK EACH YEAR WITH ITS JURIED EXHIBITION, ‘YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES’

Off Screen Halsey’s Young Contemporaries showcases student artists’ inspired work from a tumultuous year BY SAM SPENCE Young Contemporaries

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College of Charleston’s studio art students have had some time on their hands. But after a year of pandemic, protest and politics, that does not mean they’re lacking inspiration. After months spent creating or considering their art in isolation, the school’s Halsey Institute is set to exhibit some of those creations in its annual Young Contemporaries exhibition. Halsey’s yearly juried student art show spent 2020 as a virtual exhibit but makes its return with close to 100 pieces of artwork this week. The pandemic year presented opportunities for the school’s artists-in-training to continue their creative growth outside classrooms and studios. “With COVID and everything, I spend a lot more time making art, since time is all we really have,” said studio art sophomore Stella Stuchlak, whose “Childhood in Charcoal” will hang at the Halsey. “I wouldn’t say I’ve changed my approach to artmaking. I just spend far more time with it.” The exhibit’s in-person reprisal also marks a return of sorts for its juror, artist Bob Snead. A local native and product of CofC’s School of the Arts himself, Snead co-founded Redux Contemporary Art Center before decamping Charleston in 2005. Recently,

Snead and his family relocated back to the Palmetto State, settling into his late mother’s old Victorian home in Barnwell. Snead said the selections reflect what students have seen and experienced over a tumultuous year. “The pandemic is obviously hard to avoid, so isolation, masks and upheaval are prominent within the show,” Snead said. “But, it also felt like there was a sincere desire for escape with students using their creative work to get there.” Charleston-native senior Martin Allison said the past year hastened her evolution from painting familiar natural landscapes into large-format geometric and abstract work like “Gifted Child Burnout,” the oil-on-canvas work submitted to Young Contemporaries. “I just had more freedom at home to kind of explore what I wanted to do and not have the pressure of all my peers watching me or my professor,” she said. “I’m going a lot more into representative and color-play with my art than I ever have before.” Moments of upheaval over the past year influenced senior Tim Hunter, a chemistry and studio art double major, whose portraits depict people who traditional artists did not paint in the past. “The past year, not even including COVID, just the riots and polarization,” he said, “has really emphasized my desire to paint minority faces in the classical style.

“I think certain voices and faces need to be represented right now,” he said. Hunter’s submission, “Es la hora del jugo de manzana,” depicts a man with a dark beard and dreadlocks, with text laid over the portrait. Desmond Morrison, a fourth-year studio art major, said time away from classrooms and critiques last year made him a more confident artist. “I used that time period to cultivate my artistic skills and try to work towards a signature style,” he said. “Compared to last year, [when] I would only work in either drawing and painting and I was very limited in my art, now I’m more confident with experimenting more with digital art and other artforms.” Morrison’s “Color Me Three” acrylic painting is also the result of a concerted effort to depict people of color on canvas, to describe “the environment I inhabit, the people I interact with, and how I view myself in that narrative,” he said. Halsey visitors can find student work selected for the Salon de Refuses displayed on the main floor in addition to Snead’s picks for the annual juried show. “The Young Contemporaries exhibition has always been a space to see what the next wave of artists are producing and what is shaping their world,” Snead said. “I think folks will be excited to see a show that represents the moments we have all been living through by young artists who refuse to exist solely on a screen.”

North Charleston residents will get a newand-improved library by the end of 2022, according to plans unveiled by Charleston County Public Library officials Wednesday. The current Cooper River branch is the last in line for improvements set in motion with a 2014 county-wide referendum. New branches have already been constructed in Mount Pleasant, James Island, Hollywood and West Ashley, where two new libraries were built. Plans and renderings of the new library branch were discussed during an online public meeting March 17. The new branch will be dramatically bigger than the current Cooper River branch, totaling 20,000 square feet and will incorporate the current 5,000-square-foot building that has stood at the corner of Dorchester Road and Rivers Avenue since 1973. The updated branch will be named for current North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, who has held office since 1994. —Sam Spence

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES STILL SEEKING EXTRAS AS FILMING KICKS OFF

Filming for Danny McBride’s HBO comedy, The Righteous Gemstones, begins this week and continues through September. Casting directors are still seeking extras of a variety ages, ethnicities and types of people. The show follows the travails of the Gemstone family of Southern evangelical preachers, and stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Walton Goggins, Adam DeVine and others. Crews have already been spotted filming in the Park Circle area last week. On top of hourly pay, extras will receive $50 for each additional COVID test taken after the initial two tests, paid for and arranged by the production crew. Interested? Send two current photos (one close-up and one full-length) and your name, phone number, age, city/state in which you reside, height/weight, complete clothing sizes (for wardrobe purposes) and description of any visible tattoos or piercings to TRG2background@gmail.com with heading being your name, ethnicity, gender and city/state. Tona B. Dalquist casting is posting frequent updates with what producers are looking for in extras — there’s even a call for late-model cars. For more info, visit Tona B. Dalquist Casting on Facebook. —Cora Schipa For daily updates from Charleston’s art world, check out the Arts+Movies section at charlestoncitypaper.com.


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The Indigo Road opened Kingstide, March 24 at 32 River Landing Drive on Daniel Island, where executive chef Kevin Getzewich will be serving a seafood-forward menu highlighting local purveyors like Tarvin Seafood, Clammer Dave and Heron Farms, among others. Billed as “Daniel Island’s first and only waterfront restaurant,” Kingstide will “welcome guests via land or boat” to reserve a seat downstairs in its dining room or grab a first come, first served spot upstairs, where patrons will find a large indoor-outdoor bar and patio. Getzewich joins Kingstide after serving as a sous chef at The Macintosh and executive chef at Indaco, two of the group’s other local restaurants. Getzewich, who helped open One Broad in 2017, will serve food with “approachable, simple, clean flavors but executed with technique,” he told the City Paper. Look for dishes like stone crab claws, smoked fish dip, lobster rolls, crab tonnarelli and more — Getzewich will also add soft shell crabs to the menu once they’re in season, he said. The downstairs will be reservation-only, while the upstairs bar will have a “reformed oyster shack-y vibe,” Getzewich said, with a full raw bar and sandwiches. For more information, follow Kingstide on Instagram @thekingstide. —Parker Milner

Coterie serving Indian fare in downtown space previously occupied by Pan E Vino

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A downtown building that used to churn out handmade pastas and Italian favorites is now an eatery serving inventive cocktails and cuisine that imparts Indian flavors into classic Charleston dishes like shrimp and grits and chicken bog. Now open on Warren Street, Coterie is the latest restaurant to land in downtown Charleston. Coterie is a collaborative effort between cocktail specialist Jeremy Buck and experienced chef Viraj Borkar, who after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, helped open restaurants in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C. After serving as a culinary director at Rasika, a well-known D.C. Indian restaurant, Borkar co-founded Inday, a New York-based fast casual Indian concept with five locations. When Buck approached him about opening a restaurant in Charleston, Borkar was all in. “Charleston has a big food scene — it’s evolving, so I think this will be a good time to introduce something that’s Indianinspired,” Borkar said, describing Coterie’s menu as having “Charleston flair.” “I thought about doing something that’s midway, that connects the dots.” The restaurant’s okra flower logo points to this approach, highlighting an ingredient that’s widely used in Southern and Indian food — the majority of Coterie’s dishes will bridge the gap between these two types of cuisines, Borkar said. “We have shrimp and grits, but shrimps that are tossed in mustard seeds sitting on top of grits that are tempered with curry leaves,” he said. “It’s an all-day menu, so it’s all small plates, and the idea is to share.” “I also wanted to introduce different breads — everyone is familiar with naan,” added Borkar, who will serve whole wheat chapati and paratha, a multi-layered flatbread. “They’re all griddled breads rather than cooked in a tandoor. There are hundreds of breads in India, and everyone knows just the naan.” Look for more Indian-Southern fusion on Coterie’s menu, which will change with the seasons. “Bombay shrimp and grits,” ribs

COTERIE CHEF/PARTNER VIRAJ BORKAR’S MENU IMPARTS INDIAN FLAVORS INTO SOUTHERN DISHES

makhni, chicken tikka and okra with yogurt sauce are some of the dishes that will be executed daily by Coterie chef de cuisine Brian Gibson, a 20-year industry veteran who previously spent time in the kitchen at Barsa, Poogan’s Porch and Sermet’s, among others. Borkar will visit Charleston monthly to meet with local farmers and tweak the menu, he said. Located in the space previously occupied by Italian restaurant Pan E Vino, which closed during the pandemic, Coterie is open for outdoor dining on its spacious, partially covered courtyard while Buck completes renovations inside, where there will be modern decor such as an installation with three-dimensional okra flowers and a mural painted by Amrisa Niranjan, who has worked on pieces in Wynwood, Miami’s arts district. Buck’s fancy cocktails will add to Coterie’s contemporary vibe, with options like a masala mule made with spice-infused Sweatman’s All Natural ginger beer and The Audible, a combination of pulled-porkwashed dark rum and charred pina syrup. “Because okra is in our logo, we’re using it as the inspiration piece that brings Charleston and India together,” said Buck, who has developed beverage programs in Boston, New York, Mumbai and Charleston for all-vegan spot Neon Tiger. “We’re going to do an okra negroni, and besides that, we’ll do a lot of cool stuff that isn’t really done in Charleston very much.”

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Each drink will showcase Buck’s talent behind the bar, and cocktails calling for a large cube of ice will be stamped with Coterie’s logo. Cocktail enthusiasts will be able to order from the restaurant’s regular lineup or its “Coterie Features” menu offering specialty recipes submitted by bartenders from other cities. There’s a lot going on at Coterie, and that’s by design, Buck said. He hopes it can be a place unlike anywhere else in Charleston. “Coterie is (a group of) like-minded people with shared dreams and aspirations, so the idea is bringing all these people together,” Buck said. “Just continuing to expand and have a lot of influences in one place.” Coterie is open for outdoor dining on its partially covered patio 5-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, follow on Instagram @coterie_chs.

Sarah’s Dumps owners Sarah and Nathan Williams-Scalise haven’t brought back popups just yet due to the pandemic, but they’re giving Charleston-area dumpling lovers the chance to make their very own Sarah’s Dumps at home with new do-it-yourself kits. Now available online, each kit — which makes 45 traditional dumplings — comes with one package of wrappers (vegan), premeasured and chopped ingredients, two pairs of stainless steel Korean chopsticks and access to a page with instructions. Sarah taught virtual dumpling-making classes in April 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, later transitioning to an online business model where she and Nathan delivered frozen 30-packs of dumplings all over Charleston. The couple hopes to soon bring back inperson classes and pop-ups at local breweries, Sarah said. Until then, the kits give locals a fun and delicious at-home activity. “The first round is our traditional pork and beef dumps, but if it goes smoothly, maybe we can offer collaborative kits,” she said. “Kits are contactless stoop dropped to people’s homes on the same schedule as our frozen dumps.” Those who purchase a kit will receive an email with a link and password to a page with cooking instructions, side recommendations and more. Place your order at sarahsdumps.com. —PM


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PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 FOR INSERTION March 17, 2021 March 24, 2021 March 31, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity 4142

Master’s Sale Case No.: 2018CP1004595 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Marlon D. Brabham; Malachi K. J., a minor; Hidden River on the Ashley Homeowners Association, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Sioux Falls, SD); South Carolina Federal Credit Union; Hills Machinery Company, LLC; The Park Recreation Development; , DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 15th day of November, 2019, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of CHARLESTON COUNTY CHAMBERS, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina on the 6th day of April, 2021 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and be-

ing in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and being shown as Lot 114, Hidden River Townhomes on a plat by Empire Engineering, LLC, dated October 4, 2005 and entitled: “FINAL PLAT LOTS 41-49, 61-115 & 131-168, THE PARK AT RIVERS EDGE MULTI-FAMILY PHASE 1B, CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR CTM III, LLC” and duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EJ at Pages 714-716. SUBJECT to assessments, Charleston Ad Valorem Taxes, any and all restrictions, easements, covenants and rightsof-way of record, and any other senior encumbrances. This being the same property conveyed to Shavontee S. James by Deed of Martin Henry Investments, Inc. dated June 29, 2007 and recorded in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County on July 9, 2007 in Book N-631, at Page 074. Subsequently, Shavontee Shanell James-Brabham died intestate on June 4, 2015, leaving the subject property to her heirs namely, Marlon D. Brabham and Malachi K. J., a minor, as is more fully preserved in the Probate records for Charleston County, in Case No. 2015-ES-10-1213; also by Deed of Distribution dated September 12, 2016 and recorded September 14, 2016 in Deed Book 582 at Page 906 and by Deed of Distribution dated November 9, 2016 and recorded December 7, 2016 in Deed Book 601 at Page 772. TMS # 404-02-00-198 Case#: 2018CP1004595 Current Property Address: 7878 Park Gate Drive #B11 North Charleston, SC 294183686 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, certified funds in the amount of five per cent (5%) of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John J. Hearn (803) 744-4444 016831-00172 2018CP1004595 FOR INSERTION 3/17/21, 3/24/21, 3/31/21 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

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the same property conveyed to Louise Habersham by deed of Charles E. Habersham dated March 9, 1993 and recorded March 12, 1993 in Deed Book O 224 at Page 152 in the RMC Office for Charleston County, SC. TMS No. 556-00-00-482 (land) MH00052127 (mobile home) Property Address: 432 Harry Habersham Road (land) 434 Harry Habersham Road (mobile Home), Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.0000%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-004361 Helen Brown, Geneva Mitchell Bragg, Robbie Mitchell, Jr., Charles Mitchell, Linda G. Mitchell, Denning Mitchell and Russell Mitchell, Plaintiffs, v. Julius Baynard, Lucille Marie Baynard, Lona Mae B. Mitchell, Robbie Mitchell, Sr. and Joseph Bennett, all being deceased persons, their spouses and heirs, and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, commonly known as: Lot B, 0.83 acres, 5078 Storage Road in the Town of Hollywood, in Charleston County TMS # 126-00-00-202; and Residual Tract, 5038B Storage Road in the Town of Hollywood, in Charleston County TMS # 126-00-00-0005 and also any unknown heirs, devisees or distributees of the deceased Defendants and any unknown adults and those persons as who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; any unknown minors or persons under disability being a class designated as Richard Roe and Kevin Smalls; Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICE To the Defendants above-named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at his office at: 1721 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days, after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive if the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing summons, the Plaintiffs will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master-in-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lis Pendens, Summons and Notice, and Complaint, were filed on October 2, 2020, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on November 23, 2020 and the Order of Publication was filed on February 19, 2021 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina.

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FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Carl B Hubbard, Esquire of 2201 Middle Street, Box 15, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina 29482 has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated November 23, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf shall procure a proper person to be appointed Guardian ad Litem of them within 30 days after the final publication of this Notice.

THE PURPOSE of this action is to clear the title to the subject real property described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land situate lying and being in the Town of Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina measuring and containing 8.00 acres, more or less (now mapped as 6.42 acres, more or less). Butting and bounding on the North by lands of Earl Randolph Chapman formerly land of Henrietta Ballentine and Leon Mitchell; on the East by lands of James Mitchell formerly lands of William Mitchell; on the East by lands of Rodney Lemon and Alicestine Lemon Hamilton formerly lands of Estell N. Holmes; on the South by land of Paul E. Lee, Jr. and Emmie S. Lee, formerly land of Mamie Lee Howell; and on the West by Storage Road. Excepting 0.75 acres, more or less, as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book BJ at Page 50 in the RMC Office for Charleston County, South Carolina. Excepting 0.83 acres, more or less, as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book BM at Page 153 in the office of the RMC for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS # 126-00-00-005 And also: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land situate lying and being in the Town of Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina designated as Lot B measuring and containing 0.83 acres, more or less, shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book BM at Page 153 in the office of the RMC for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS # 126-00-00-202 s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for the Plaintiffs Date: March 1, 2021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GEORGETOWN IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-22-00947 Vandella Victoria Rainey Blye, Steven Townsend, Sr., Nathaniel Rainey, Jr., Arthur Rainey, Joel Rainey and Thomas Mengesha, Plaintiffs, v. Nathaniel Rainey, a deceased person, his heirs-at-law, distributees, personal representatives, successors, and assigns and spouses, if any they have and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, commonly known as: 56 Annie Rainey Lane Pawley’s Island, South Carolina Georgetown County TMS # 04-0203-115-01-00 and also any unknown adults and those persons as who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or Persons under a disability being a class Designated as Richard Roe, Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICE To the Defendants above-named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at his office at: 1721 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days, after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive if the day of such

service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing summons, the Plaintiffs will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master-in-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Notice, and Complaint, were filed on November 18, 2020, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on November 30, 2020 and the Order of Publication was filed on February 9, 2020 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Georgetown County, State of South Carolina. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Carl B Hubbard, Esquire of 2201 Middle Street, Box 15, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina 29482 has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated November 30, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf shall procure a proper person to be appointed Guardian ad Litem of them within 30 days after the final publication of this Notice. THE PURPOSE of this action is to clear the title to the subject real property described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel lot of land situate, lying and being in Tax District Number 4. County of Georgetown, State of South Carolina, measuring and containing one (1) acre as shown on a map surveyed for Nathaniel Rainey by Samuel M. Harper, R.L.S. 26 August, 1974, and to be recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Georgetown County. Said one (1) acre parcel is irregular in shape and measures and contains in front on Road shown on said map two hundred sixty six (266) feet and two hundred eight (208) feet on its rear line, one hundred forty-two (142) feet on the eastern side, line and three hundred twentyeight (328) feet on the western line and Butts and Bounds as follows: On the North by said road as shown on said map; on the East by lands of Rainey, Shown on aid map; on the South by lands of Annie Rainey; and on the West by Channel. All of which will more fully and at large appear by reference to said map which is hereby made, pro tanto, a part and parcel hereof. TMS #: 04-0203-115-01-00 s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for the Plaintiffs Date: March 10, 2021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2020-CP-10-01403 Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper, PLAINTIFF, VS. Kearney Bennett, individually, and as Legal Heir or Devisee of the Estate of Mary Ellen Bennett, Deceased; any other Heirs-at-

Law or Devisees of Mary Ellen Bennett, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; PNC Bank, National Association as successor in interest to RBC Centura Bank; and Longpoint Property Owners Association, Inc., DEFENDANT(S).

for Charleston County on the 4th day of March, 2021. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said Defendants, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or any of them, a Guardian Ad Litem to represent them or any of them for the purposes of this action, the Plaintiff will apply for an order making the appointment of said Guardian Ad Litem Nisi absolute.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff above named against the Defendant(s) above named for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by Mary Ellen Bennett to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper, dated February 2, 2018, recorded February 9, 2018, in the Office of the Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds for Charleston County, in Book 0697 at Page 980; thereafter, said Mortgage was assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper by assignment instrument dated March 9, 2020 and recorded March 16, 2020 in Book 0867 at Page 057.

TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, Post Office Box 2065, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-2065, 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. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-In-Equity or Special Referee for Charleston County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 (e) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedures, specifically provide that the said Master-In-Equity or Special Master is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this cause. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR 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, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Kelley Yarborough Woody, made absolute. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on March 16, 2020. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the order appointing Kelley Yarborough Woody, whose address is PO Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260, as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe, defendants herein whose names and addresses are unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, incapacitated, or under other legal disability, whether residents or non-residents of South Carolina; for all named Defendants, addresses unknown, who may be infants, incapacitated, or under a legal disability; for any unknown heirs-at-law of Mary Ellen Bennett, including their heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; and for all other unknown persons with any right, title, or interest in and to the real estate that is the subject of this foreclosure action, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court

AMENDED LIS PENDENS

The description of the premises is as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 317, Tract 6, Longpoint, as shown on a plat entitled “A Final Plat of Lots 317, 318 and 357 thru 362, Tract 6, a Portion of Longpoint, Owned by Longpoint Limited Partnership,” prepared by Southeastern Surveying, Inc., dated January 12, 1989, and duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County, SC in Plat Book BU at Page 91. Said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will by reference to said plat more fully and at large appear. This being the same property conveyed to Mary Ellen Bennett by deed of Lorne C. Kirkman and Caroline L. Carson n/k/a Caroline C. Kirkman, dated June 30, 2004 and recorded July 2, 2004 in Book A501 at Page 144 in the Office of the Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds for Charleston County. TMS No. 5561200162 Property address: 504 Castle Hall Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 SCOTT AND CORLEY, P.A. By: Ronald C. Scott (rons@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #4996 Reginald P. Corley (reggiec@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #69453 Angelia J. Grant (angig@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #78334 Allison E. Heffernan (allisonh@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #68530 Matthew E. Rupert (matthewr@scottandcorley. com), SC Bar #100740 Louise M. Johnson (ceasiej@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #16586 H. Guyton Murrell (guytonm@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #64134 Jordan D. Beumer (jordanb@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #104074 ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29204 803-252-3340

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2021-CP-10-00767 South Carolina Federal Credit Union, PLAINTIFF, VS. Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of the Estate of Margie D. Vereen

a/k/a Margie Vereen a/k/a Margie Dentley a/k/a Margie Carolyn Dentley Bryan a/k/a Margie C. Dentley Vereen, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Jane Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Rachel Roe, DEFENDANT(S). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (212258.00002) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, Post Office Box 2065, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-2065, 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. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-In-Equity or Special Referee for Charleston County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 (e) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedures, specifically provide that the said Master-In-Equity or Special Master is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this cause. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR 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, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Kelley Yarborough Woody, made absolute. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on February 18, 2021. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the order appointing Kelley Yarborough Woody, whose address is PO Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260, as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Rachel Roe, defendants herein whose names and addresses are unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, incapacitated, or under other legal disability, whether residents or non-residents of South Carolina; for all named Defendants, addresses unknown, who may be infants, incapacitated, or under a legal disability; for any unknown heirs-at-law of Margie D. Vereen a/k/a Margie Vereen a/k/a Margie Dentley a/k/a Margie Carolyn Dentley Bryan a/k/a Margie C. Dentley Vereen, including their heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; and for all other unknown persons with any right, title, or interest in and to the real estate that is the

subject of this foreclosure action, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on the 2nd day of March, 2021. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said Defendants, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or any of them, a Guardian Ad Litem to represent them or any of them for the purposes of this action, the Plaintiff will apply for an order making the appointment of said Guardian Ad Litem Nisi absolute. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff above named against the Defendant(s) above named for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by Wendell L. Vereen to South Carolina Federal Credit Union, dated May 3, 2013, recorded May 9, 2013, in the Office of the Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds for Charleston County, in Book 0329 at Page 706. The description of the premises is as follows: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Charleston County, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot, 3. Block L, West Oak Forest, on a plat prepared by A.L. Glen, PE & LS, dated June 1958 and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book L at Page 143; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, butttings and boundings as will by reference to said plat more fully and at large appear. This being the same property conveyed to Wendell L. Vereen and Iris M. Vereen by Deed of Aris Levon Odom and Mozelle Odom dated May 12, 1975 and recorded May 15, 1975 in the Office of the Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds for Charleston County in Book T106 at Page 201. Thereafter, Iris M. Vereen conveyed her interest in said property to Wendell L. Vereen by Deed dated March 14, 2001 and recorded March 29, 2001 in Book L367 at Page 816 in the Office of the Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds for Charleston County. TMS No. 350-08-00-206 Property address: 709 Wantoot Boulevard Charleston, SC 29407 SCOTT AND CORLEY, P.A. By: Ronald C. Scott (rons@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #4996 Reginald P. Corley (reggiec@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #69453 Angelia J. Grant (angig@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #78334 Allison E. Heffernan (allisonh@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #68530 Matthew E. Rupert (matthewr@scottandcorley. com), SC Bar #100740 Louise M. Johnson (ceasiej@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #16586 H. Guyton Murrell (guytonm@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #64134 Jordan D. Beumer (jordanb@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #104074 ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29204 803-252-3340

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL CASE NO.: 2020-CP-1004778 MAXINE BARR, JAMES C. SIMMONS, BILAL M. RAHEEM, TRÉVAUGHN SIMMONS, MARIAN LOUISE SIMMONS SMALLS and GILBERT SIMMONS, Plaintiffs, vs. DAVID HARRIS, JOHN HARRIS,

DONESE SIMMONS, SHAWN SIMMONS, MIASIA WHITE, DANIEL SIMMONS, ABRIALANNA SIMMONS, ISRAEL HARRIS, EDNA GREEN, EDWIN SIMMONS, LAWRENCE ASKIA, THOMAS SIMMONS, WILLIAM JOHNSON, J. A. MILLIGAN, (A MINOR CHILD) C. S. SWINTON (A MINOR CHILD), M. S. JOHNSON (A MINOR CHILD), MILDRED GREEN, ALFREDA SIMMONS, DANA SIMMONS, CLARENCE SIMMONS, HERMAN JOHNSON, BARBARA CHAVIS, JOSEPH SIMMONS, ELLIS SIMMONS, JEROME SIMMONS, ROBERT SIMMONS, EVELYN SMALLS, ANNETTE SIMMONS, PATRICIA BROWN, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, being fictitious names used to designate the unknown heirs at law distributees, devisees, legatees, widow, widowers, successors and assigns, if any, of MARIE SIMMONS, (deceased) and the following Deceased individuals: EDWARD SIMMONS, EDWARD SIMMONS, JR., ABRAHAM SIMMONS, DOROTHY SIMMONS, HENRIETTA SIMMONS MOULTRIE, CRYSTAL MOULTRIE JOHNSON, JUSTIN MILLIGAN, ELLIS SIMMONS, JULIA SIMMONS, RICHARD SIMMONS, MARIE SIMMONS and all other persons unknown claiming by, through or under them or having or claiming any interest in the real estate described in the Complaint, whether infants, incompetents, insane persons under any other disability. Defendants. SUMMONS (Quiet Title/Partition By Sale) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, located at 1847 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said Complaint. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Charleston, which action was brought by the above-named Plaintiffs against the abovenamed Defendants to determine the rightful owners and partition by sale of the below described real estate. That the premises affected by this action is located within the County and State aforesaid and is more particularly described as follows: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, containing 1.0 acre more or less and known as 527-A Fleming Road and 527-B Fleming Road in the present numbering system of the County of Charleston. TMS Nos.: 340-01-00-008 and 340-01-00-086 NOTICE NISI TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plaintiffs have applied to the Court for appointment of a suitable person as Guardian ad Litem for all unknown and known Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability, and said appointment shall become final unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, within thirty (30) days of the service of this Notice, shall procure to be appointed a Guardian ad Litem for them. NOTICE OF FILING


/s/ Arthur C. McFarland Attorney for Plaintiffs 1847 Ashley River Road Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29407 843.763-3900 843.763-5347 (fax) Email: Cecilesq@aol.com Charleston, South Carolina October 28, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., in the Beverly T. Craven Council Chambers, Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC on an amendment to the Charleston County Historic Preservation Ordinance. Public comments, written and oral, are invited. Submission of written public comments is encouraged and those wishing to provide written public comments for the public hearing should email comments to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Kristen L. Salisbury Clerk of Council NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., in the Beverly T. Craven Council Chambers, Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC prior to the final Council action being taken to extend a lease agreement for property owned by the County. The property is located at 1069 King Street. County Council is considering a lease extension agreement with Palmetto Community Action Partnership. Public comments, written and oral, are invited. Submission of written public comments is encouraged and those wishing to provide written public comments for the public hearing should email comments to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Kristen L. Salisbury Clerk of Council

ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401,

BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: BOBBIE JUNE PRIMM YANDLE 2021-ES-10-0179 DOD: 01/04/21 PERS. REP: DAVID S. YANDLE 8749 MARSH AIRE LN. EDISTO ISLAND, SC 29438 *********** ESTATE OF: DEAN WILLIAMS 2021-ES-10-0201 DOD: 01/02/21 PERS. REP: WILLIAM DENNIS COX 491 BLUE DRAGONFLY DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ ESTATE OF: BRITTANY ELIZABETH SMITH 2021-ES-10-0224 DOD: 10/01/20 PERS. REP: JARED BLAKE SMITH 2812 PINELOG LN. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: J. RICHARDS MCCRAE, III, ESQ PO BOX 707 ROCK HILL, SC 29731 ************ ESTATE OF: PHILLIP SMOAK 2021-ES-10-0249 DOD: 01/30/21 PERS. REP: KELLY PURCELL 2975 OLD TAVERN CT. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466 ************ ESTATE OF: CHRISTINE B. NEWMAN 2021-ES-10-0260 DOD: 01/23/21 PERS. REP: BRENDA GARVIN 1340 TRAILMORE DR., #A CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: R. CHILTON STONE, ESQ. 973 HOUSTON NORTHCUTT BLVD., #101 MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: RONALD ALAN HYDER 2021-ES-10-0274 DOD: 12/05/20 PERS. REP: PATRICIA ANN HYDER 2967 DONCASTER DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: CONRAD L. FALKIEWICZ, ESQ. 6 CARRIAGE LN., #A CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: ROBIN PATRONA HIGGINS 2021-ES-10-0280 DOD: 06/04/20 PERS. REP: SAMONE LASHAE GRANT 6935 RIVERS AVE., #2203 NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ATTY: ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS, ESQ. 171 CHURCH ST., #340 CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: BERNARD CHARLES KRAFSIG 2021-ES-10-0308 DOD: 01/08/21 PERS. REP: LAURIE ANNE CICCARELLI KRAFSIG 2003 COUNTRY MANOR DR. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466 ATTY: SETH A. LEVY, ESQ. 260 W COLEMAN BLVD., #B MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: AUGUSTUS LOFTUS MIDDLETON, JR. 2021-ES-10-0311 DOD: 02/07/21 PERS. REP: ELIZABETH MIDDLETON HERBERS 831 WESTOVER RD. KANSAS CITY, MO 64113 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: GERALD EDWARD BURN, JR. 2021-ES-10-0315 DOD: 02/05/21 PERS. REP: CORNELIA T. BURN 2148 FOREST LAKES BLVD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: E. REID GREEN, ESQ. 160 E. BAY ST., #201 CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: CHARLES PETE SMOAK 2021-ES-10-0318 DOD: 12/17/20 PERS. REP: MARIE DIANE SMOAK 2623 WOODLAWN AVE.

CHARLESTON, SC 29405 ************ ESTATE OF: PATRICIA JANE MACGEORGE 2021-ES-10-0319 DOD: 01/24/21 PERS. REP: DAVID BRIGMAN 2123 CLAYTON ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29414

utes E, 373.6 feet to a point on an old bank; thence S16 degrees 33 minutes E, along the old bank for a distance of 417.3 feet; thence N 83 degrees 48 minutes W, 294.7 feet to a point at the intersection of a ditch; thence N 57 degrees 56 minutes W, 270 feet to the Point of Beginning. TMS No.: 334-10-00-021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-04908 JOHNNY SCOTT, Plaintiff, vs. HEIRS OF JAMES PRIOLEAU, CRYSTAL ADAMS, JOHN DOE, SARAH DOE, RICHARD ROE AND MARY ROE, being fictitious names used to designate the unknown heirs-at-law, administrators, executors, successors and assigns if any and all other persons claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the lands of the estate of JAMES PRIOLEAU, or any portion thereof, including any such as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise under any disability, Defendants. SUMMONS (Quiet Title Action) (Non-Jury) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the Amended Complaint on the Plaintiff or his attorney Veronica G. Small, Esquire, 3300 W. Montague Avenue, Suite 102, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418, with in thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such Service; and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff(s) in this action will apply to the Court of the relief demanded in this Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned attorney will seek the agreement and stipulation of all parties not in default for an Order of Reference to the Master in Equity for Charleston County, South Carolina, stipulating that the said Master in Equity shall enter a final judgment in this case. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is pending in the Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, South Carolina upon the Complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above named Defendants, to determine the interests of the parties to the below described real estate: ALL that piece, parcel or tract of land, situate lying and being on James Island, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Tract B on a plat entitled, “PLAT OF JOHN RICHARDSON ESTATE, James Island Charleston County South Carolina” surveyed by A. Molinaroli and survey check and plat prepared by Tommy E. Ayers, May 1960, and recorded in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County in Plat Book M, page 149. Tract B Measuring and Containing 3.4 acres. To establish a Point of Beginning, begin at a point established by an old axle at the intersection of an old road separating Tract C hereafter described from the lands now or formerly of Praleau; thence n generally a Southerly direction to the Southeastern right-of way of the old road bounding on lands now or formerly of Praleau; in generally a Northeastern direction along the Southeastern side of the said old road on a line bearing N 20 degrees 03 minutes E, approximately 1,033.7 feet to a ditch separating the said Tract B from the lands now or formerly of Praleau, being the Point of Beginning; thence continuing along the old road on the aforesaid bearing 140 feet to a point; thence on a line bearing N 74 degrees 03 min-

NOTICE NISI TO THE INFANT DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED, IF THEY BE OVER THE AGE OF FOURTEEN YEARS AND TO THEM AND THOSE WITH WHOM THEY RESIDE IF THEY BE UNDER THE AGE OF FOURTEEN YEARS: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent you in this action within thirty (30) days after the service of this Amended Summons upon you, and if you fail, application for such appointment will be made by Plaintiff(s) herein. NOTICE OF FILING TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Lis Pendens, Notice of Filing, Notice Nisi, Amended Summons, Amended Complaint, Notice of Intent to Refer to Master-inEquity, and Petition for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, Court of Common Pleas, Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 2020. An Order Appointing the Guardian Ad Litem was filed on November 20, 2021. The purpose of this action is to declare Plaintiff to be the sole owner of the property which is the subject matter of this action and for an Order confirming the same pursuant to the request in Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint. /s/Veronica G. Small, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff 3300 W. Montague Avenue, Ste 102 North Charleston, SC 29418 Dated: March 8, 2021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case 2020-DR-10-2814 MARY ROE AND JANE ROE, Plaintiffs, ‑versus‑ JANE DOE, a minor under the age of fourteen (18) years, Defendant. NOTICE OF ADOPTION TO: LUIS CEASAR, ALLEGED PUTATIVE FATHER OF JANE DOE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED pursuant to the provisions of South Carolina Code Ann. Sec. 63-9-730 (B), that the Plaintiff, Mary Roe, seeks to adopt the Defendant, Jane Doe, a female Caucasian/Hispanic child born on May 9, 2006 at Medical University Hospital of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that an adoption action is pending in the Family Court for Charleston County, South Carolina; YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that within thirty (30) days of receiving this Notice, you shall respond in writing by filing with the Family Court for Charleston County, South Carolina notice and reasons to contest, intervene or otherwise respond in the pending adoption action; YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED the Court must be informed of your current address and of any changes in address during the adoption proceeding; and YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the Plaintiffs in the above captioned Notice are not named for the purpose of confidentiality; however, the Court knows the true identity of the Plaintiffs and in responding to this Notice, you are required to use the number 2020-DR-10-2814. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that failure to file a response within thirty (30) days of receiving Notice constitutes consent to

adoption of the child and forfeiture of all rights and obligations with respect to the child. BE SO NOTIFIED. EMILY M. BARRETT Attorney for Plaintiffs 44-B Markfield Drive Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 723‑1688 Charleston, South Carolina Dated: November 9, 2020 NOTICE: A Summons and Complaint for Adoption were filed with the Family Court for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina under Case No. 2020-DR-102814 on November 9, 2020. NOTICE TO CURRENT AND FORMER CLIENTS OF JASON F. TAYLOR: By Order of the S.C. Supreme Court, the law office of Jason F. Taylor of Charleston, SC, has been closed. The S.C. Supreme Court appointed Peyre T. Lumpkin as Receiver to protect the interests of the clients of Jason F. Taylor. Personnel from the Receiver’s Office are available to assist you in obtaining your file. Please contact the Receiver’s Office at 803-734-1186 to make arrangements to receive your file(s).

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL CASE NO.: 2020-CP-1004778 MAXINE BARR, JAMES C. SIMMONS, BILAL M. RAHEEM, TRÉVAUGHN SIMMONS, MARIAN LOUISE SIMMONS SMALLS and GILBERT SIMMONS, Plaintiffs, vs. DAVID HARRIS, JOHN HARRIS, DONESE SIMMONS, SHAWN SIMMONS, MIASIA WHITE, DANIEL SIMMONS,

ABRIALANNA SIMMONS, ISRAEL HARRIS, EDNA GREEN, EDWIN SIMMONS, LAWRENCE ASKIA, THOMAS SIMMONS, WILLIAM JOHNSON, J. A. MILLIGAN, (A MINOR CHILD) C. S. SWINTON (A MINOR CHILD), M. S. JOHNSON (A MINOR CHILD), MILDRED GREEN, ALFREDA SIMMONS, DANA SIMMONS, CLARENCE SIMMONS, HERMAN JOHNSON, BARBARA CHAVIS, JOSEPH SIMMONS, ELLIS SIMMONS, JEROME SIMMONS, ROBERT SIMMONS, EVELYN SMALLS, ANNETTE SIMMONS, PATRICIA BROWN, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, being fictitious names used to designate the unknown heirs at law distributees, devisees, legatees, widow, widowers, successors and assigns, if any, of MARIE SIMMONS, (deceased) and the following Deceased individuals: EDWARD SIMMONS, EDWARD SIMMONS, JR., ABRAHAM SIMMONS, DOROTHY SIMMONS, HENRIETTA SIMMONS MOULTRIE, CRYSTAL MOULTRIE JOHNSON, JUSTIN MILLIGAN, ELLIS SIMMONS, JULIA SIMMONS, RICHARD SIMMONS, MARIE SIMMONS and all other persons unknown claiming by, through or under them or having or claiming any interest in the real estate described in the Complaint, whether infants, incompetents, insane persons under any other disability. Defendants. SUMMONS (Quiet Title/Partition By Sale) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, located at 1847 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and, if you fail to

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TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons, Complaint, Lis Pendens and Notice Nisi were filed on October 29, 2020 in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, South Carolina. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Toya Hampton, Esquire of 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200, P.O. Box 32181, Charleston, S.C. 29417, has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated the 3rd day of November, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute thirty (30) days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, shall procure a proper person to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem for them within (30) days after the final publication of this Notice.

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answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said Complaint. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Charleston, which action was brought by the above-named Plaintiffs against the abovenamed Defendants to determine the rightful owners and partition by sale of the below described real estate. That the premises affected by this action is located within the County and State aforesaid and is more particularly described as follows: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, containing 1.0 acre more or less and known as 527-A Fleming Road and 527-B Fleming Road in the present numbering system of the County of Charleston. TMS Nos.: 340-01-00-008 and 340-01-00-086 NOTICE NISI TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plaintiffs have applied to the Court for appointment of a suitable person as Guardian ad Litem for all unknown and known Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability, and said appointment shall become final unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, within thirty (30) days of the service of this Notice, shall procure to be appointed a Guardian ad Litem for them.

KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS IN THE ABOVE REFERENCED MATTER: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition in this action for Determination of Heirs, dated and filed in the Charleston County Probate Court on August 26, 2020 and hereby served upon you, and you are to serve a copy of your Answer to this Petition upon the Petitioner or his attorney, Mark V. Evans, at his address below within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Petition within the time aforesaid, the Petitioner in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Petition. Dated at Charleston, South Carolina, on the Third (3rd) day of March, 2021. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hearing on the merits of this action has been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on April 19th, 2021 in a Virtual Hearing for the Charleston County Probate Court, located in the Historic Courthouse, 84 Broad Street, Second Floor, Charleston, S.C. 29401 on the Petitioner’s Petition for the Determination of Heirs. Notification of invitation for Virtual Attendance of the Hearing shall be provided by the Petitioner’s Counsel one week prior to commencement of the scheduled hearing and once received, Petitioner’s counsel shall provide this notification to all parties entitled to notice of same. Any and all Parties may also request attendance of the hearing by phone or E-mail communication to Mark V. Evans, Attorney at Law Attorney for Petitioner 147 Wappoo Creek Dr Suite 202 Charleston, SC 29412

NOTICE OF FILING TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons, Complaint, Lis Pendens and Notice Nisi were filed on October 29, 2020 in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, South Carolina. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Toya Hampton, Esquire of 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200, P.O. Box 32181, Charleston, S.C. 29417, has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated the 3rd day of November, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute thirty (30) days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, shall procure a proper person to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem for them within (30) days after the final publication of this Notice. /s/ Arthur C. McFarland Attorney for Plaintiffs 1847 Ashley River Road Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29407 843.763-3900 843.763-5347 (fax) Email: Cecilesq@aol.com Charleston, South Carolina

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF: ESTATE OF MARVIN J. HENSLEY CASE NO. 2020-ES10-1301 MICHAEL W. HENSLEY, PETITIONER, VS. MARVIN D. HENSLEY AND JOHN L. HENSLEY, RESPONDENTS SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION (Determination of Heirs) TO ALL RESPONDENTS, INTERESTED PERSONS AND

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AN FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY LAW DIVISION IN RE: THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A MINOR: CASE NO.: 21-DR-000427 DIVISION: A P.N.G. DOB: JANUARY 8, 2021 NOTICE OF ACTION, NOTICE OF PETITION, AND NOTICE OF HEARING TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING ADOPTION TO: RICKEY VELTMAN DOB: June 28, 1987 Hispanic Male, brown hair, blue eyes Approx. Age 28, Approx. Height 5’9”, Weight 240 lbs. Current Residence: UNKNOWN Last Known Residence: 8810 Deerwood Dr., Lot 51, North Charleston, SC 29406 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Termination of Parental Rights Pursuant to an Adoption has been filed, and you are required to serve a copy of your written response, if any, to it on Mary L. Greenwood, Esq., 1038 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, Florida 33511, Petitioner’s attorney, within 30 days after the date of first publication of this notice. You must file your original response with the Clerk of this court, at the address below, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Clerk of The Court 800 E. Twiggs Street Tampa, Florida 33602 NOTICE OF PETITION AND HEARING TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING ADOPTION A petition to terminate parental rights pending adoption has been filed. A copy of the petition is being served with this notice. There will be a hearing on the petition to terminate parental

rights pending adoption which will take place on April 13, 2021, at 11:30 A.M., in front of the Honorable Jared E. Smith, Circuit Judge, of the Hillsborough County Courthouse, via ZOOM, https://zoom.us/j/94736137435, Meeting ID 947 3613 7435, Password 549446. The ZOOM App is available for free for IOS and Android devices, and it may also be accessed via desktop computer. No account or fee is required. Please visit the ZOOM Help Center at https://support. zoom.us to familiarize yourself with the service. If you are unable to use the ZOOM link, to appear telephonically, you may call (301) 715-8592 and enter the ZOOM Meeting ID of 947 3613 7435, Password 549446. The Court has set aside fifteen (15) minutes for this hearing. UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE TO TIMELY FILE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE AND THE PETITION WITH THE COURT AND TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE OR ASSERT REGARDING THE MINOR CHILD. PARA TRADUCCION DE ESTE FORMULARIO AL ESPANOL LLAME A LA OFICINA DE INTERPRETES DE LA CORTE, AL 813-272-5947 DE LUNES A VIERNES DE 3:00 P.M. Y 5:00 P.M. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602, Telephone No.813-276-8100, within 2 workings days of your receipt of this document; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on this 4th day of March 2021. CINDY STUART CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: SANDRA SHATTLES Deputy Clerk /S/ SANDRA SHATILES Charleston City Paper Charleston County, SC LaGaceta, Hillsborough County, FL

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2196 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS JOHN PRIOLEAU, AMBER BRISBANE. DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2011, 2015 TO DEFENDANT: John Prioleau YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for CHARLESTON County on September 1, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Sally R. Young, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Sally R. Young, SC Bar # 4686, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, (843) 953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0034 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KARI LYONS & WESLEY BLAIR DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2015 TO DEFENDANTS: KARI LYONS & WESLEY BLAIR YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on January 8, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Sally Young, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave, N. Charleston SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Sally Young, SC Bar # 4686, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR- 08-1464 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS ALEXANDRIA MACKENZIE KELLEY & THOMAS KEITH CLARKE DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2019 TO DEFENDANT: Alexandria MacKenzie Kelley & Thomas Keith Clarke YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on September 17, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Stacey Kaufman, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Monck Corner SC 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Stacey Kaufman, SC Bar # 12105, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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Whitehall’s new album, Swordfish Catcher, is half garage-rock noise, half polished guitar pop. It’s 11 tracks of massive riffs and muscular rhythms, with singer/guitarist Paddy McKiernan’s coolly melancholy vocals riding above the din. Tracks like “Tuesday” and “Automated” are raw-but-melodic gems, gleaming with shimmering hooks and big, full-throated choruses. In other words, it is literally nothing like the first Whitehall album, 2018’s Ocean Fiction. That album was stylish, sleek, light and danceable. McKiernan and Avery Greeson’s guitars were typically used as texture or to accent the melodies; Pat Magwood’s warm tenor sax was the featured instrument, and even in its rawest moments, there was nothing unkempt about the sound. Or, as Whitehall bassist Brennan Clark put it, “The first record was a little more dance-y. This one feels a little more garage and heavier. It wasn’t super intentional; it just came out more like that.” Part of the reason for the change is that Magwood left the band before Swordfish Catcher was recorded. His departure meant the rest of the group had to completely rethink their sound.

Charleston Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker will sit down for a virtual conversation with Cheryl Boyce Taylor, the mother of late hiphop frontman Malik “Pfife Dawg” Taylor, March 25. Hosted by Bowery Poetry Club and the nonprofit indie publisher Haymarket Books, the event will showcase and discuss Taylor’s new book, Mama Phife. The conversation will be moderated by New York-based poet Jive Poetic. Taylor’s memoir, Mama Phife, was written about her son, who died in 2016 at 45 years old from diabetes. Phife Dawg was part of A Tribe Called Quest, an influential group in the early days of hiphop and rap. The book includes her son’s notes, drawings and hip-hop lyrics and discusses her journey with grief in the public eye. For details, follow @charlestonpoet on Instagram. —Katherine Jordan

“It got us to flex different creative muscles,” Clark said. “And obviously, the writing process changed our roles individually. Avery plays lead guitar now, and that takes up a lot of the space that Pat filled. It was definitely new and fun, and I think that’s why the album is so different.” Ocean Fiction generated a lot of buzz because of Whitehall’s unique sound anchored, in part, by Magwood’s sax. But knowing that evolution, the band is eager to see how Swordfish Catcher will be received. “I don’t know that we’ve prepared a ‘reaction,’” McKiernan said with a laugh, “But I think we’re just really stoked about this new chapter. And we hope we can bring everyone along with us and they’ll continue to change and grow with us, because I’m sure the third record is going to be different, too.” McKiernan is already eyeing Whitehall’s third album for good reason: The band has been living with most of the songs on Swordfish Catcher for two years or so. “We started writing them late 2018, early 2019,” Clark said, “right after Ocean Fiction came out. It was a two-year process of writing and recording, altogether.” Whitehall might be one of the few bands that’s found a silver lining in not being able to play live during the darkest days of the pandemic. The crew was able to work

without distraction at The Space Charleston (formerly Rialto Row) with producer Preston Dunnavant. “It kind of worked out because when we were going in to record it, it was right at the beginning of COVID,” said drummer Davis Rowe. “We weren’t trying to go out and play shows, so we had a lot more time to work on the record. It helped us a little bit in that sense.” Now that playing live is slowly becoming a possibility, the band has to figure out how to handle its old material without Magwood, all while they’ve also got a batch of songs ready for their third album. “I’ve heard it said that every band’s favorite songs are the ones they just wrote,” Clark said with a laugh. And as for the Ocean Fiction material, “There’s a few songs that we can’t pull off without the saxophone,” Clark said, “So that will probably limit some of our ability to play them in the short term. With enough time, we could probably rearrange them.” Nevertheless, Whitehall’s Ocean Fiction success has paid dividends, with over 1 million streams on Spotify and around 30,000 monthly listeners. A fact that helps sustain the group as they prepare to head back on the road. “This can be pretty grueling,” Clark added, “So, the affirmation and validation is very, very welcome.”

The Charleston Pour House is getting into the social-distanced concert game with two new shows coming up in April. Taking residence in PoHo’s sprawling back parking lot, situated under rambling oak trees, it’s the James Island venue’s first venture into pod-style shows that have been popular at The Bend and Firefly Distilling. Until now, the Pour House deck has hosted ticketed shows, and inside shows are also being worked back into upcoming schedules. The local crew of Susto will open the format, April 23. Grammy Award-winning modern bluegrass quintet The Infamous Stringdusters will take the stage two days later, April 25. Tickets will be sold in groups of four or six, and start at $40 per ticket. For more information, visit charlestonpourhouse.com. —Sam Spence

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Charleston Music Hall and Forte Jazz Lounge both have a full week of jazz favorites planned just steps from each other along upper King Street. Highlights include Charlton Singleton at CMH on Wednesday night. The next night, Gino Castillo takes the stage at Forte. Friday night, Forte promises an “unforgettable” Gatsby-themed night with two seatings at 7:30 and 9 p.m. At Music Hall, Charleston Jazz Orchestra reprises the big band era with two shows Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m. Visit charlestonmusichall.com or ortejazzlounge.com for more information. —Staff


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Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 34  

Founded in 1997, the locally owned and operated Charleston City Paper is Charleston’s only weekly alternative newspaper and the second-large...

Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 34  

Founded in 1997, the locally owned and operated Charleston City Paper is Charleston’s only weekly alternative newspaper and the second-large...