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Adopted daughters bless Saunders family This is National Adoption Month – a time to bring attention and awareness of the need for permanent families for children and youth. Following is a second story featuring a local family who has opened their home and hearts by adopting two little girls. BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C.

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NEIGHBORS NAME: Stephenie Parrott FAMILY: Husband Gary, three children BORN: Lake City, lives in Florence OCCUPATION: Works at Central UMC preschool HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Crocheting, baking WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? ‘Not having to drive 30 minutes to get anywhere.’ WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? ‘My mother faced lots of adversity in her life, but put herself through nursing school which made me realize I can do anything.”

Rick and Tiffany Saunders didn’t know adoption was in God’s plans for their family when they were married in 1999. Rick was already the father of 10 year-old Chris when they married and wasn’t interested in more children. “When we were in the courting phase I told Tiffany that I was done with having kids and if that was a deal breaker, we needed to end our relationship,” Rick recalls. Tiffany agreed that helping him raise his son would be enough and the relationship flourished into marriage. However, watching his wife interact with Chris and other young children, Rick began to change his mind. “She was so great with kids and had a way of making them feel wonderful,” he said. “I began to feel like I was cheating her out of becoming a natural parent.” After experiencing three miscarriages, the couple began thinking about adoption. Tiffany’s good friend Kim Bonnoitt had adopted an Asian-born girl, Callie, and that encounter along with other diverse families in the area, led the Saunders to consider China. “I wanted a daughter and we knew we could get a girl from China, so it seemed like the right thing to do,” Rick said. Tiffany’s friend introduced them to an adoption agency in Colorado that specialize in Chinese adoptions and helped them through the process. Their first home study interview was scheduled for Sept. 11, 2001. When news of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York hit the

SAUNDERS FAMILY – From left, clockwise, Rick, Reid, Tiffany, Reagan and Ryleigh pose for a photo while in Las Vegas to attend a wedding. Oldest son Chris, not pictured. airwaves, the interviewer traveling from Fort Mill turned around and the visit was postponed, Tiffany remembers. However, by 2002 the process was finalized and as the Saunders were waiting for a daughter, they found out they were pregnant again. “I was anxious and nervous, especially considering the previous pregnancies,” Tiffany admitted. This time, the pregnancy went well and their son Reid was born in April of 2003. Soon after, they got news that the adoption was approved and five weeks later they were on a plane heading to Nanchang, China, to meet and bring home their daughter. “I left a child to get a child,” Tiffany commented. This was during the SARS epi-

demic in China, so naturally there was much concern and anxiousness about traveling there. The couple talked to advisors about postponing the trip, but were told the chances of getting the daughter they had already chosen and fallen in love with would probably not happen. She would be placed back in the system. “When told that, we hesitated just a moment and then decided we had to go get her,” Rick recalled. His mother took care of their new son while the couple was away. In Denver, while enroute to China, the couple learned that their group would be the last one allowed to adopt until the SARS virus was under control. The group was quarantined while in China, so

it wasn’t the best trip, Tiffany noted. However, they met and bonded with their new daughter whom they named Reagan. She had been born May 7, 2002, so by now she was a year old. Her “gotcha date” is May 20, 2003. Reagan was very tiny, weighing only 14 pounds. She and Reid were 11 months apart in age, but just four pounds different in weight. “So here I am, a new mother of “Irish twins,” Tiffany said. She admits raising two babies was tiring. “I smiled all the time, cried a lot and was so busy, but it was wonderful,” she recalls. “They were so close. They didn’t play with toys much because they played with SEE

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AWARDEE – Frank M. ‘Buzz’ Rogers IV of Webster Rogers LLP, on left, speaks after being named the 2017 Business Person of the Year at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Luncheon at the Civic Center on Nov. 15. Rob Sasser of Wells Fargo Advisors, right, presented the award. MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S main building is under construction in this aerial photo. Known as The Tower, it was completed in the fall of 1979. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rhodes

SAUNDERS FAMILY FROM PAGE 1A each other.“ Tiffany said she enjoyed dressing them alike. Their older brother Chris, then around 14, was very helpful with his younger siblings, she said. Asked about raising two babies, Rick said there were no unique challenges, except maybe when they were both crying at 2 a.m. “Tiffany never faltered or lost her composure,” Rick remembers. “She was very patient. She is an amazing mother.” “She did all the heavy lifting” he continued, “because I was the CEO of a new business which took most of my energy.” Rick and his brother Paul had established First Reliance Bank in 1999, so growing that business was time consuming. Around 2005, the couple decided to adopt another daughter “because it was such an awesome experi-

ence,” said Tiffany. “Reagan was such a sweet blessing, we just want to keep it going.” The adoption process had taken 22 months to get Reagan. The next adoption took about four years. In late summer 2009, the couple traveled to the Jiangxi Province to meet their newest daughter Ryleigh. She was from the same province as Reagan. Ryleigh was 10 and a half months old and her “gotcha date” is Aug. 2, 2009. Unlike Reagan who came from an orphanage, Ryleigh was in foster care and was healthy. She also was very sweet, said her mother. This was a much better visit to China, Tiffany said, adding they had the opportunity this time to do some sightseeing with their new daughter. Today, Reagan, 15, and Reid, 14, are students at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate

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School. “They are typical teenagers,” said their mom. Both are part of their school’s cross country team. Reagan, who is very studious, is considering a career in pediatrics. Reid plays basketball for his school, but he hasn’t decided on a career path. “I’ll just take it one year at a time,” he quipped. Ryleigh, 9, is a third grader at All Saints Episcopal Day School. She enjoys photography, art, gymnastics and playing piano. She recently won first place in her age division in the SCISA Art Show. Rick said he has no regrets about adopting. “I was older when we decided to adopt and I think a more patient father and better contributor as a parent than when I was younger.”

Participating in the adoption process inspired the creation of Reagan’s Promise, a program established at First Reliance Bank for employees and customers interested in the adoption process. The program also assists foundations and organization that support adoptions. Reagan’s Promise was the recipient of the Dave Thomas Foundation’s List of “Best AdoptionFriendly Workplaces.” When first considering adoption, Rick worried if he could love a child as much as one of his own. However, he said, “from the moment I made the decision, I never had that fear again. You can love an adopted child with as much passion as you can a child you have yourselves,” he stressed.

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Deaths Allison, Jessie Mae, died Nov. 17, Smith Funeral Home. Brewer, William L., “Bill”, 91, died Nov. 17, Belk Funeral Home. Duprey, Helen Ruth Hunt, 74, died Nov. 14, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Goff, Vicki Lynn, 63, of Salley, died Nov. 13, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Green, Jane McCutcheon, 93, died Nov. 13, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Humphries, Deborah Jean, died Nov. 18, KistlerHardee Funeral Home.

Lynch, Gene “Dink” died Nov.12, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Madison, Ella Louise Robinson, died Nov. 18, Smith Funeral Home. McColl, Margaret Frances Parsons, 79, died Nov. 17, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Nelson, AC, 90, died on Nov. 13, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Stone, Waver Lamar, 87, died Nov. 16, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Tucker, Eunice Howle, 86, Darlington, died Nov. 15, Belk Funeral Home.

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WestRock to upgrade Florence operations COLUMBIA – WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced a planned investment in its Florence County kraft linerboard mill. This new investment will increase the mill’s efficiency, quality and service levels. Taking place over the next two years, a $410 million investment will include installing a 330 “state-of-the-art” kraft linerboard machine and related infrastructure that will replace three older, narrow-width paper machines. The company expects the new machine to produce 710,000 tons of kraft linerboard annually. In addition, the company plans to invest approximately $60 million over the next five years to support the new machine and other mill projects. When coupled with the recently-completed modern woodyard, the Florence mill will become one of the lowest cost kraft linerboard mills in North America. The new linerboard machine will be housed in a building adjacent to the existing complex, and the company expects production on the new equipment, along with the shutdown of the three existing machines to occur in the first half of 2020. “Any time a company invests in our state, it shows a commitment to our citizens that we couldn’t be more grateful for. This investment is something that South Carolina should be proud of, and we know that the future is bright for the partnership between our state and WestRock,” commented Gov. Henry McMaster “WestRock supports hundreds of jobs in Florence County and remains one of our top employers. We are very pleased that this company will continue to be an important part of Florence County’s economy,” stated Florence County Council Chairman Kent Caudle “Florence County is excited about WestRock and its new investment in our area – one of the largest in recent history. This is a significant development for the people of Florence County, “ said Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Frank J. “Buddy” Brand “This new investment is an important step for Florence County in preserving jobs that support so many families in our community, and is evidence that companies that come to Florence stay in Florence. I’m very pleased that this project will help sustain the significant economic progress that Florence has made in recent years,” said S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman

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McCall Farms expanding operations Investing $35 million to purchase brands and upgrade Effingham facility COLUMBIA – McCall Farms, the South Carolinabased manufacturers of Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts and Bruce’s Yams, is investing $35 million to expand its existing Florence County operations. This investment is expected to bring 150 new jobs to Effingham. Founded by James McCall in 1838, McCall Farms has grown significantly since its inception. Today, as one of America’s leading producers of fresh canned vegetables and fruit, the family-owned company grows its products on 2,000 acres of family farmland in Effingham, with an additional 25,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. This past September, as part of their long-term

growth initiative, McCall Farms acquired the brands of Sager Creek Vegetable Company from Del Monte. The nationally-distributed retail and foodservice brands include Allens, Veg-all, Popeye, Princella and Freshlike. McCall Farms will also be purchasing machinery and equipment from Sager Creek as part of its plant expansion. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the third quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit www.mccallfarms.com for more information. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $1 million Set Aside grant to Florence County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction. “Leading brands like Allens fit perfectly with our heritage of making authentic, southern-style vegetables that can be served as a meal, side dish or used as a key cooking ingredient. The opportunity we have to

expand the branded products we offer is made possible thanks to our employees. They are truly dedicated and passionate about McCall Farms being known as the preferred supplier for the highest-quality vegetables available in retail and foodservice,” said McCall Farms Co-President Woody Swink “South Carolina has a rich history in agriculture, and our manufacturing industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. To see McCall Farms continue to succeed here sends an important message to the world that companies are finding what they need to grow and thrive right here in South Carolina.” commented Gov. Henry McMaster “McCall Farms has been a longtime member of the South Carolina business community, and we congratulate them on this latest expansion. Agribusiness continues to be a powerful driver of our state’s economy, and announcements like this one are proof of

that,” noted Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “This latest expansion by McCall Farms is a wonderful example of how companies continue to flourish in Florence County. McCall Farms is an exceptional company that takes pride in their products and community. We look forward to helping them continue to grow their business,” said Florence County Council Chairman Kent Caudle “We are delighted that McCall Farms continues to grow their company in Florence County. This expansion, by a hometown company, will provide ample agribusiness opportunities to our local citizens, said S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman

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Democrats dig for Russians and uncover environmentalists By Merrill Matthews Democrats and the media have been on a yearlong deep dig into Russian involvement into U.S. elections. But when you dig a hole you sometimes run across things you wish had remained buried – like the dirt pointing to Russian ties to the U.S. environmental movement. Democrats hoped their digging would expose some kind of Russian connection to President Donald Trump. That hasn’t happened. But as the investigations have progressed, there is a growing realization that Russians were trying to influence the political process and policy debates, including environmentalists’ efforts to limit or stop hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, an innovative crude oil and natural gas drilling process. Back in 2014 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, then-secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and a former prime minister of Denmark, was publicly alleging that Russia was secretly funding the anti-fracking movement. “I have met with allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with socalled nongovernment organizations – environmental organizations working against shale gas – to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas,” Rasmussen asserted. According to the World Bank, oil and gas revenue accounts for about 40 percent of the Russian government’s revenues, which it uses to expand its influence and foment mischief and unrest around the world. Fracking has dramatically increased U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, which has pushed prices down. Lower energy prices, and especially for gasoline, have been great for consumers and the U.S. economy. But low oil and gas prices have been terrible for Russia and the OPEC countries, especially Venezuela and Iran. So it’s easy to see why Russia might fund a covert campaign to undermine U.S. energy production. Reps. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and Randy Weber, who chairs the Energy Subcommittee, have been investigating Russian involvement. They point out that last October WikiLeaks released Hillary Clinton emails that included a private 2014 speech in which then-Secretary Clinton said the State Department was “up against phony environmental groups, and I’m a big environmentalist, but these were funded by the Russians …” Smith and Weber recently sent Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin a letter outlining how money appears to be channeled from Russia through a Bermuda-based “shell company” known as Klein, Ltd., which doles out “tens of millions of dollars to a U.S. based … private foundation, the Sea Change Foundation.” The letter alleges, “Sea Change then passes the money originating in Russia to various … organizations such as the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and others.” Those environmental groups then use the money to oppose fracking, the congressmen claim. To be fair, environmental groups on the receiving end may not know the initial source of those funds, which is why Congress should investigate the financial chain. And that’s why Rep. Lamar has asked Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet (i.e., Google) to turn over any information they might have on Russian-backed entities pushing anti-fracking advertising. We don’t know where this will all lead, but it appears that the green movement is much “redder” than some people thought – or were willing to reveal. Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MerrillMatthews. This piece originally ran in The Hill.

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Join me in counting our blessings As we approach Thanksgiving Day this coming Thursday and all the busyness that day brings, take a few minutes to slow down and reflect on the many blessings our Creator has given us. I tend to take so many things for granted, so when I start counting my blessings I am overwhelmed. Here are just a few: Family and friends. Those are the people who love me most and show it in so faithfully by their generosity and kindnesses. Although not wealthy in material possessions, I am so very rich when I consider my family and my friends. My city, state and country. Florence is such a wonderful place to live, not so much because of the amenities, but because of the wonderful generous people who live here and do so much to

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look after our own. I am thinking of groups and volunteers who work with Cooks For Christ, Manna House, House of Hope, Lighthouse Ministries, Mercy Medicine, Help4Kids, SNAC, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee, Naomi Project, The School Foundation, Harvest Hope Food Bank, which are only just a few of the many wonderful organizations. I am also privileged to live in South Carolina and our United States. We are far from perfect, but surely blessed.

My job. What fun I have working for this newspaper. Every day is a learning experience as I meet and talk with so many unique and interesting people in our community. And, needless to say, my job ensures that I am able to sleep in a warm bed, have food to eat, water, clothes to wear, transportation, and many other comforts to enjoy. My health. I am thankful that I am able to work, to drive, and to travel when time allows. Most of all, I am blessed that I feel good! My church. I am blessed to be able to worship wherever and with whomever I choose. And I am blessed with caring church family. These are just a few of my many blessings. Try listing a few of your own. Happy Thanksgiving dear readers. May God continue to bless us all!

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Watchdog citizens strengthen communities They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend meetings, sometimes sitting in the front row and staying until the very end. They request information under the public-records law. Sometimes, they criticize. Watchdog citizens are an annoyance to a lot of politicians, muddying up the otherwise tidy business of government. But they serve a vital purpose, and many have made a positive difference in their communities. A few examples off the top of my head: • Years ago, a woman in S.C. fought both DHEC and her local well water provider over her neighborhood’s water quality and high utility rates. Taking on government – or a utility – is always an uphill battle, and the woman was initially unable to even obtain the public records she sought under the Freedom-ofInformation Act. But she persisted. After threatening to get the media involved, she got the documents she wanted… documents that suggested contaminants in the well water had been making people sick. The wells were shut down, and her efforts ultimately resulted in better water quality for her neighborhood. • In the Lowcountry this summer, a citizens group which is often at odds with the leadership of the local school district was reviewing the district’s spending when they noticed questionable charge card purchases – including one at Victoria’s Secret. The discovery prompted district leaders to explain some of the charges, and as it turns out the Victoria’s Secret charge was fraudulent and had been reimbursed. That’s good to know, I guess, but it was informa-

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tion that should have already been publicly available. The school superintendent later proposed improvements to the district’s spending reports – a positive step resulting directly from the involvement of watchdog citizens. • Concerned Columbia residents for years butted heads with city leaders over the annual transfer of millions of dollars from the water-and-sewer maintenance fund into the city’s general fund. The highlyunpopular practice left the city with both ever-increasing water bills and a crumbling water-sewer system, yet city officials insisted that ending it would leave them with a devastating budget shortfall. Unable to persuade the Mayor and City Council to stop raiding the water-sewer fund, a trio of good-government advocates pooled their money, hired an attorney and took the matter to court. The case made it to the S.C. Supreme Court, which sided with the citizen-watchdogs in ruling that water-sewer money shouldn’t be treated as a slush fund. The city soon abolished the practice and restored its water-sewer maintenance fund. And all turned out fine; there was no budget shortfall after all. • Some attentive residents in one county discov-

ered that three local elected officials had declined county-sponsored health insurance in favor of cash payments – each totaling about $24,000 over a several-year period. One county council member had also received $26,000 in public funds toward his college tuition. Both the cash-in-lieu-ofinsurance and the tuition payments ran afoul of the State Constitution. The citizens sought to have the money returned to the taxpayers and demanded the politicians’ resignations, though those efforts were rebuffed. The watchdogs’ work did pay dividends, however, as the county ended the questionable payments and the three incumbents were later ousted by voters. • When one school district barred citizens from recording public meetings, a local activist – one who happened to know that S.C. law allows citizens to record such meetings – took her district to court. The woman was publicly mocked and derided by district officials eager to discredit her. But the law was on her side. She prevailed, and as a result the district made its meetings truly open. In each of these cases, the watchdogs drew fire from the entities they sought to hold accountable…. yet their perseverance ultimately proved beneficial to their communities. I frequently get calls from such citizens seeking advice, and a recurring complaint is that they’re often maligned, sometimes

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

publicly and harshly, because of their efforts. Unfortunately, too many governmental bodies choose to shoot the messenger – even well-meaning citizens with valid concerns. That’s a shame. Citizenwatchdogs strengthen their communities (as do local newspapers.) They improve the quality of government by keeping officials honest; our leaders tend to walk a little straighter when they know someone’s watching. People who care enough to get involved in guiding their community’s future should be respected – even cherished – including those whose watchful eyes add another layer of government oversight. Especially those who take their lumps and refuse to relent.

Richard Eckstrom is a CPA and the state Comptroller.

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CARF – From left, Joey McMillan, chairman Circle Park Board of Directors, Randy Cole, CEO Circle Park Behavioral Health Services and Bishop Oscar Hardman, Circle Park board member.

Circle Park receives 9th CARF The International Commission on Accreditation on Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded Circle Park Behavioral Health Services a threeyear accreditation for its outpatient treatment programs, prevention services and Chrysalis Center residential program. “Circle Park is elated to receive its ninth consecutive three-year renewal of its CARF accreditation,” shared Randy Cole, CEO of Circle Park Behavioral Health Services. “By recognizing Circle Park, CARF validates that we are an organization focused on reducing the impact of alcohol and other drug use on the citizens of Florence County by providing high quality and cost effective behavioral health services. I am particularly proud of the fact that our last two award notifications included the recognition of one or fewer recommendations which only occurs in three percent of CARF surveys nationwide.” Since being established as Florence County’s authority on alcohol and drug abuse in 1973, Circle Park Behavioral Health Services has viewed addiction as a preventable and treatable disease. The programs and services they provide deals not only with the symptoms of abuse and addiction but their causes. Circle Park employs a staff of 75 and provides a variety of programs and services to nearly 3000 individuals and families throughout the year. Cole added that the award comes during a particularly exciting time for the agency and the community it serves. “With the recent move to our newly renovated state of the art facility in the downtown area we have greatly improved accessibility to our patients and the community as a whole. We are also excited to have received a five year 2.6 million dollar grant to expand and extend the services to pregnant and postpartum women

and their children receiving residential treatment at the Chrysalis Center. This grant will be supported by another newly funded grant initiative to provide Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) and peer support services to not only the Chrysalis Center women, but also other patients receiving services at Circle Park. These additional services will add highly effective tools to our cadre of services as we continue to support our agency’s mission.” Joey McMillan, chairman of the Circle Park Behavioral Health Services Board of Directors states “It is a pleasure to be a part of Circle Park and the services it provides to our community. Its reputation for providing quality behavioral health services with employees who are fully engaged in Circle Park’s mission is unparalleled. There is a pride and sense of commitment to excellence that permeates throughout Circle Park and indicates it is continually striving to be its best. As we have witnessed with the aggressive pursuit of additional grant funded services, accepting the status quo is not an acceptable approach. The staff are continuously seeking effective solutions to improving services and helping their patients and the community as a whole. The Board of Directors is extremely proud of this and will continue to assist the staff in ensuring this level of excellence continues.” Circle Park Behavioral Health Services’ mission is to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug use on the citizens of Florence County by providing high quality and cost effective behavioral health services. Its main campus is located at 238 South Coit Street. For more information on Circle Park Behavioral Health Services or its CARF accreditation, call 843-665-9349 or visit www.circlepark.com.

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Florence Track Club has three state champions DARLINGTON – The day was quite cold and breezy, but it was a perfect day for the USATF Jr. Olympic State Cross Country Championships, a meet which is at the pinnacle of the cross country season. Florence athletes came with hopes high for that day, and they did not leave disappointed. Twenty-four athletes from the Florence Track Club, a club sponsored through the City of Florence Parks and Recreation division, competed to win a spot at the USATF Jr. Olympic Cross Country Regional Championships – going after the top 45 spots in the region or finishing with the top seven teams. Three Florence athletes came away with State Champion medals: Kaylanna Burroughs (9-10 age division) with a 3K time of 12:26; her brother, Kaleb Burroughs (9-10 age division) with a 3K time of 11:07; and Darian Cole (1718 age division) with a 5K time of 20:40. The 11-12 girls team qualified for the regionals for the 3K coming in fourth. They were comprised of Caelin Sloan (14:14), Shaleigh Lacy (15:11), Sarah Beth Bailey (15:26), Morgan Banner

Logo contest In 2018, a new cultural parade will be held involving the City of Florence, members of MINGLE of the Pee Dee and Helping Florence Flourish, along with several other partners to be announced. The parade will be a celebration of different cultures to bring people of different races and nationalities together. The cultural parade is scheduled to take place on May 19, 2018. The City of Florence is holding a logo creation contest for Florence School District One students to help determine the branding strategy for the parade. The deadline to enter the competition is Dec. 15. Prizes for the winning logo include movie passes and media recognition. Send designs to florenceinternationalparade@gmail.com.

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Winston Stewart ran his 5K in 22:32. In the 17-18 year old young men division, Osei Stewart placed fourth in the state with a 5K time of 23:42. “Congratulations to all and a special acknowledgement to our state champions. I understand we had a tremendous showing and we are proud of all our athletes” commented Darlene Buchanan, director of the City of Florence Parks and Recreation division. The USATF Jr. Olympic Regional Championships were held Nov. 18 in Fayetteville, GA. The top five teams and top 30 athletes in this higher level of competition move on to the Nationals in Tallahassee, Fla on Dec. 9.

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McLeod Hospice tree lighting Dec. 7 McLeod Hospice will celebrate the 32nd Annual “A Light for Someone You Love” Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony will be held at McLeod Regional Medical Center adjacent to the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research. During the ceremony, the family of Mark Raines will light the trees and Masterworks Children’s Choir will perform. Lights are available with gifts to McLeod Hospice of $25 each. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000 in honor of or memory of an individual. One hundred percent of each gift is taxdeductible. Please call the McLeod Foundation if you are interested in a sponsorship. Individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to participate by supporting McLeod Hospice in this meaningful way. “The Light for Someone You Love” program is sponsored by the McLeod Health Foundation to directly fund

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City Council recognizes work of Cooks For Christ Henry Brunson and Cooks for Christ were recognized by the Mayor and Florence City Council by a resolution presented in council chambers on Nov. 13. Brunson and his group were honored for their work in the Florence community through their devotion to their faith and compassion for their fellow man. According to the resolution, for more than 25 years Brunson has been responsible for leading a small army of volunteers through the intense production of cooking and dishing out as many at 8,400 plates of homemade chicken bog in one day to residents of the Pee Dee. Over the years, Cooks for Christ has helped 182 families, served 130,000 meals and raised $650,000, all under the guidance of Henry Brunson.

Wednesdays at The Christmas Shop The Christmas Shop at National Hardware is offering demonstrations on bow making and decorating ideas every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. through Christmas. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for free give-aways, decorating tips and Christmas fun facts.

LIGHTED TREES ON MCLEOD CAMPUS BRIGHTEN THE COMMUNITY items needed for the McLeod Hospice House, to help patients remain comfortable in their homes, provide bereavement care for families being served as well as others in the community, and to offer a grief camp for children, Camp Jessie’s Kids.

McLeod Hospice serves patients in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Horry, Lee, Sumter, Marion, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties. While the lighted trees will brighten the community this season, the gifts they represent will help bring the

light of hope to McLeod Hospice patients and their families. For more information on the McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony, call (843) 777-2694. Gifts to the McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting also may be made by visiting www.mcleodfoundation.org.

Carolinas Bank donates to gateway project The City of Darlington Beautification Board recognized Carolina Bank’s generous donation toward the rejuvenation of the City’s gateways on Nov. 15 at the bank branch on Express Lane. Funds donated helped to remove dying wax myrtles and replaced them with cherry trees, shrubs, and drift roses. The project will continue with plans to install a new welcome sign with brick pillars, similar to the one at the Lamar Highway entrance near Pate Elementary. To contribute to the City’s Beautification Fund, mail checks payable to “City of Darlington Beautification” to City Planning Department, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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Golden K Kiwanis assist schools Florence Golden K Kiwanis Club donated $500 to four Florence School District 1 schools during their recent Terrific Kids assemblies. Receiving donations were Wallace Gregg Elementary, Timrod Elementary, Dewey Carter Elementary and Savannah Grove Elementary. The donations will be used at each school at the discretion of the principal to help fund supplies and scholarships for needy students to attend field trips. In addition, the service club also funds three additional FSD1 schools with $500 each for books as part of their reading program at Delmae, Briggs and Greenwood Elementary School. The club meets every Tuesday morning at the Venus restaurant.

MARYE MAYBIN, a resident in Bethea Baptist Health Care, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Nov. 15. She is pictured above with some of the many birthday cards she received.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Miniature Art Competition and Sale Reception set The Lynda English Studio Miniature Competition and sale was divided into an adult division, open to all artists 13 and over residing in South Carolina, and a youth division, open to all artists 6 to 12 years old. The Miniature Art Competition Reception and Awards Ceremony will be on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lynda English Studio and Gallery on Second Loop Road. The public is invited. The winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Kimberly Washburn, the curator of education at the Florence County Museum, is the judge for this competition.

WALLACE GREGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GETS DONATION – From left, Benton Dargan, Earl Dawkins, Principal Gloria Muldrow and H.A. Barrow.

Knights of Pythias donate to charities The Grand Lodge of The Knights of Pythias made two donations of items and services to local charities last month as part the National Pythias and Calanthian Volunteer Month. The Lord Cares Ministry in Darlington received canned goods and members helped stock the pantry on Oct. 26. On Oct. 31, The Knights of Pythias contributed hygiene products to the Pee Dee Coalition. The Knights of Pythias have supported this organization during the year, especially in October which was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pee Dee Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence and child abuse and to serving the needs of victims. The Knights of Pythias are dedicated to “Friendship,Charity and Benevolence.”

Grand Chancellor Kevin N. Brown, left, and Clarence Collins donate food items to The Lord Cares Ministry in Darlington.

City Recreation Dept. conducting coat drive Each year Florence City Community Centers hosts coat drives for less fortunate people in Florence. Anyone with good condition coats or warm clothing not needed is asked to consider donating those items. They

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FLT hosts open auditions for ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ The Florence Little Theatre will hold auditions for “You Can’t Take It With You” on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. Directed by Brittany Miles and underwritten by Raldex Hospitality and a Friend of FLT, “You Can’t Take It With You” is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. You must be 18 or older to audition. Registration will be in the theatre’s lobby 30 minutes before auditions. Bring a recent photo (non-returnable.) and a photo ID. Rehearsals will be every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening with potential rehearsals on Saturdays closer to opening night. The play will run March 9-17, 2018. Synopsis: Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them. But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s vice president Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory.

NSDAR chapter hosts National Defense Luncheon Members of the Pee Dee’s National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, (NSDAR) Samuel Bacot Chapter held its Annual National Defense Luncheon recently at Central United Methodist Church. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Rich” Clifford was speaker. West Florence High School’s JROTC Cadets were on hand to present the Colors for the luncheon. Clifford reflected on his years from a graduate of West Point and Master Army Aviator logging in over 3,400 flying hours to a NASA astronaut flying in three space flights (Space Shuttle Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis) logging over 665 hours in space including a 6hour spacewalk. He left NASA in January 1997 to accept the position of Space Station Flight Operations Manager for Boeing Defense and Space Group. He

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Thanksgiving meals to be served at Courtney Graham Shelter The House of Hope joins hands with a local business and a local non-profit ministry to serve Thanksgiving meals to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. Signature Wealth Strategies, a financial planning firm, and Helping Hands, an outreach of Junebug’s Care Ministries, will be providing meals for those in need at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Shelter located at 535 S. Church Street. Signature Wealth Strategies will host a meal on Wednesday, Nov. 22. from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is the second year that Signature Wealth has hosted this event and the company is excited to duplicate the successful feeding of hundreds of people in the local community. Signature Wealth Strategies CEO Chip Munn says “We created the Day of Thanks as a more meaningful way of being able to give back to our community and to our clients during the holiday season.” Helping Hands, an outreach of Junebug’s Care, will host their Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. through

11:30 a.m. Bo Myers and Lee Knight have been gathering folks to feed the homeless a warm Thanksgiving meal for years and chose the Courtney McGinnis Graham Shelter last year as their distribution location. Once again, they will be located at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter and are preparing 500 plus meals to give out at the shelter and to deliver throughout the community. The Courtney McGinnis Graham Shelter, a ministry of the House of Hope, is pleased that both of these groups have chosen

their location to feed those in need, said Bryan Braddock, the executive director of the House of Hope. “We named the shelter the Community Shelter because we want to be a place of “hope” for the local community. We are blessed to have partnerships with businesses and other organizations to provide meals and hope during the holidays and throughout the year,” said Braddock. “Hundreds will be fed during these two events and many volunteers will help in making Thanksgiving a blessing for both.”

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Family plans ‘sleep out’ Tory White and his family are planning a “Sleep Out’ to bring awareness to the plight of homeless families. He and his wife Carmen and five of their children will sleep outside under blankets on Dec. 1 in the parking lot of Majority Missionary Baptist Church, 414 N. Coit St. Tory said there is a problem in Florence of finding shelter for families. “There are families all over town who are homeless, he said, adding “many are sleeping in cars.” He praised the efforts of House of Hope and the Courtney Graham Community Shelter, the Community Action Agency Partnership, Salvation Army and the Resurrection Outreach, but noted there is still not enough beds to fit the needs. The White family will be accepting donations during the Sleep Out. Funds collected will go to the Courtney Graham Community Shelter to support its plans for a new 50-bed men’s shelter to be added to the current property off Church Street. Adding a new shelter will free up space for families in the Courtney Graham Community Shelter, he said. Donations will also be accepted at the Courtney Graham Community Center during daytime hours.

Fall band concert The Coker College band will host its annual fall concert on Monday, Nov. 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hartsville campus. The program is a collection of pieces that feature the theme of autumn. The 50 member concert band, directed by Kelly Jokisch, is composed of a combination of Coker College student and community musicians. Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, Coker College faculty members along with local students from Hartsville High School, McBee High School, the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and Florence District One. Concerts last 45-60 minutes without an intermission. The event is free and open to the public.

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Christmas Carols and Cookies will be presented by the Florence Men’s Choral Society on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 700 Park Ave. The men of the Florence Men’s Choral Society invite the public to attend their family friendly “Christmas Carols and Cookies” concert. Traditional carols written in beautiful arrangements will be performed by the men and soloists. The audience will have the opportunity to sing along on some of their favorite carols as well. As a special treat Christmas cookies and punch will be served immediately following the concert. Everyone is invited to dress in their favorite colors of the season. A love offering will be taken to support this non-profit male choral organization. Florence Men’s Choral Society is registered as a 501(c) 3 non-profit all male choral organization in the state of South Carolina.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Docket No. 17-DR-21-1501 Amany Elshafei, Plaintiff, vs. Salem Ahmed, Defendant TO: DEFENDANT, SALEM AHMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which id herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at her office, 1506 W. Palmetto Street, P.O. Box 2260, Florence, South Carolina 29503 within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the date of such service; if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default shall be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. YOU ARE FUTHER NOTIFIED that the final hearing in this matter is scheduled for February 5, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. on the 9th Floor

of the County Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Complaint in this matter was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 3, 2017. Michele Dahl Sturkie Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 2260 Florence, South Carolina 29503 (843) 799-1000 (11/8,11/15,11/22/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Docket No. 17-DR-21-1501 Amany Elshafei, Plaintiff, vs. Salem Ahmed, Defendant TO: DEFENDANT, SALEM AHMED: 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 said Complaint on the subscriber at her office, 1506 W. Palmetto Street, P. O. Box 2260, Florence, South Carolina 29503 within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the

date of such service; if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default shall be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the final hearing in this matter is scheduled for February 5, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. on the 9th Floor of the County Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 2950l. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Complaint in this matter was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 3,2017. Michele Dahl Sturkie Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 2260 Florence, South Carolina 29503 (843)799-1000 (11/8, 11/15, 11/22/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02433 Wilmington Trust Company as Successor Trustee to Citibank, N.A. for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-33H, Plaintiff, v. William C. Bruce, Jr., Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND

NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED

AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment

directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 11, 2017. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/8, 11/15, 11/22/17)

NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2017-CP-21-02298 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company against Glen Edward Coleman, Jr. a/k/a Glen E. Coleman, Jr., et al., I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., at the Florence County City-


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County Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in School District 2-18, County of Florence, and State of South Carolina, containing seven and two one-tenths (7.20) acres as shown on plat prepared for Chris A. Coleman and Martha S. Coleman by William F. Cox, Jr., RLS, dated May 9, 1996, and recorded in Plat Book 61 at Page 20, Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. This is the same property conveyed by deed from Martha S. Coleman to Glen E. Coleman, Jr., dated May 25, 2007, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on May 29, 2007, in Book B-103, at Page 1613. TMS No. 00292-02-060 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY IS: ¬¬2332 S. Friendfield Road Scanton, South Carolina 29591 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder.) As a deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days after the date of sale as provided by law in such cases. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Special Referee's deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.50% per annum. /s/ Haigh Porter Haigh Porter As Special Referee for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@ sowellgray.com (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17)

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-941 CALIBER HOME LOANS, Plaintiff, Vs. CELERSTEEN BROWN, AND IF SHE BE DECEASED, ANY CHILDREN AND HEIRS AT LAW, DISTRIBUTEES AND DEVISEES, AND IF ANY BE DECEASED THEN ANY PERSONS ENTITLED TO CLAIM UNDER OR THROUGH THEM; ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, INTEREST OR LIEN UPON THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; ANY UNKNOWN ADULTS BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS JOHN

DOE; AND ANY UNKNOWN MINORS OR PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE; JOHN BROWN; AND LILLIE MCKNIGHT, Defendants. NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND ATTORNEY TO: THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN, NAMES AND ADDRESSES UNKNOWN, INCLUDING ANY THEREOF WHO MAY BE MINORS, IMPRISONED PERSONS, INCOMPETENT PERSONS, UNDER OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE, IF ANY, WHETHER RESIDENTS OR NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN OR COMMITTEE, OR OTHERWISE, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY MAY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Motion for an order appointing Kelley Woody, Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi, for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe or John Doe, defendants herein, names and addresses unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, or under other legal disability, and as Attorney for said parties who may be in the military service, whether residents or nonresidents of South Carolina, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said minors or persons under other legal disability, if any, 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 either of them, a Guardian ad Litem to represent them for the purposes of this action, the appointment of said Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney shall be made absolute. SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING AMENDED COMPLAINT 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 upon the subscribers, at their office, 1703 Laurel Street, Post Office Box 11682, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within the time remaining for your response to the original Complaint or within fifteen (15) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, whichever period is longer, or within thirty (30) days after service hereof if you were not served with the original Summons and Complaint; and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint in the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem within thirty (30) days after such service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your

application for such appointment within thirty (30) days after service of the Amended Summons and Amended Complaint upon you. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 11, 2017, followed by the filing of the Amended Complaint on September 18, 2017. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC P. O. Box 11682 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: Edward L. Grimsley S.C. Bar No. 2326 egrimsley@grimsley law.com Benjamin E. Grimsley S.C. Bar No. 70335 bgrimsley@grimsley law.com Attorneys for the Plaintiff November 8, 2017 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02718 Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Emma Eaddy, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby

myflorencetoday.com gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Emma Eaddy to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. dated December 27, 2010 and recorded on January 5, 2011 in Book B335 at Page 323, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being on the Western side of McAllister Street in the Town of lake City, County of Florence and State of South Carolina, designated as Lots Nos. 28 and 27, on a plat or map thereof prepared by S.C. Morris, Surveyor, dated December 4-8,1937 and now of record in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and as described as the Ella F. Jones property, to which map or plat reference is hereby directed for a more complete description than is here given said lots are together bounded and described as follows: On the North by lands of Lot No. 26 now or formerly owned by James R. Epps Davis; On the East by said McAllister Street; On the South by Willcox Avenue; and On the West by Lots Nos. 53 and 70, as shown on said plat. This being the same property conveyed to Emma Eaddy by Deed of Retha Burch Brown dated May 5, 2006 and recorded May 9, 2006 in Book B9 at Page 752 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 8000817-001 Property Address: 158 South McAllister Street, Lake City, SC 29560 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 9, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley

Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 158 South McAllister Street, Lake City, South Carolina 29560; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF WILLIAMSBURG IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-45-388 TOWN OF KINGSTREE, Plaintiff, vs. Alki Properties Educational Trust, Sutton Boyd, Philippe Gadegbeku, Linda Toomer, Diane Evans, Irene Hodges, Samuel Gadegbeku, Polycarp Gadegbeku, Gerald Player, Sam Bonds, Luvenia R. Chanlder, Benetta G. Bell, Housing Authority of the City of Lake City, HRE Holdings IV, LLC., David H. Brown, Mary Evelyn G. Armstrong and New Town Land 2, LLC, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS, DIANE EVANS AND POLYCARP GADEGEKU: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED, advised and notified, that pursuant to the South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedures Act, Section 28-2-10, et seq., the within Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, has been filed with the Clerk of Court for Williamsburg County. The purpose of the lawsuit is to enable the Condemnor, the Town of Kingstree, to acquire real estate interests for purposes of constructing, maintaining, and operating any and all improvements or modifications to the existing Kingstree Canal to improve excess storm water drainage aid with the prevention of debris buildup and said canal bordering the Defendants/Landowners/Heirs property as is more fully stated in the attached Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment. Responsive pleadings to the Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment are not necessary. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons

and Lis Pendens, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Williamsburg County, South Carolina on July 3, 2017. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action is now pending in this Court concerning a parcel of real property described as: Bounded on the Northeast by lot now for formerly of Henry Pressley and lot now or formerly of McIntosh Feed and Seed Company; on the Southest by canal; on the Southwest by lot now or formerly of Luvenia Chandler, and now or formerly on the Northwest by Railroad Avenue; said lot of land having been conveyed to Barbara Toni Gadegbeku by deed dated July 13 1971, and recorded in said Clerk’s Office in Deed Book “A-94, page 383. -Williamsburg County TMS: 11-025-276 Ernest J. Jarrett, Esq. Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA Post Office Drawer 669 120 W. Main Street Kingstree, SC 29556 Attorneys for the Plaintiff (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-00014 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company vs. Kimberly Bell; QHG of South Carolina, Inc.; Carolinas Hospital System, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 30 AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF DOGWOOD COVE BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED MAY 10, 2007 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 92 AT PAGE 219. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KIMBERLY BELL BY DEED OF MARSHA A. STEELE DATED AUGUST 22, 2013 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 IN DEED BOOK B486 AT PAGE 1012, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3058 Red Berry Circle, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 12611-01-030 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful

5B bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. Mr. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01324 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC vs. David S. Jones; Velocity Investments, LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS CONTAINING 0.982 ACRES ON A SURVEY DATED NOVEMBER 21, 1985 BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 24 AT PAGE 850. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY PROSSER SURVEYING COMPANY, DATED JANUARY 21, 2004, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83 AT PAGE 148. SEE ALSO PLAT PREPARED FOR DAVID S. JONES BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., RECORDED HEREWITH, IN PLAT BOOK 91 AT PAGE 98. SAID PLATS BEING INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE THERETO. LESS AND EXCEPTING: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OR STRIP OF LAND, IN FEE SIMPLE, CONTAINING 0.06 OF AN ACRE (2,791 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS, AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, BETWEEN APPROXIMATE SURVEY STATIONS 431+00 AND 434+00, ON THE LEFT OF S.C. ROUTE 51 (PAMPLICO HIGHWAY), ACQUIRED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AS SHOWN IN THAT CONDEMNATION NOTICE AND TENDER OF PAYMENT FILED IN THE DEED RECORDS OF THE FLORENCE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT ON JULY 24, 2015. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DAVID S. JONES BY DEED OF CARTER W. WILSON, JR. DATED MARCH 5, 2007 AND RECORDED MARCH 6, 2007 IN BOOK B83 AT PAGE 859 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 5913 Pamplico Highway, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 00249-01-101 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of

the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01281 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Arthur D. Reinovsky a/k/a Arthur Reinovsky, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Anastasia Faith Smith; Kathryn Ann Perley, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING LOCATED ON S.C. HWY. 403 APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE TOWN OF TIMMONSVILLE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND CONTAINING 1.00 ACRE AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED JULY 17, 1986, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 25 AT PAGE 770. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE FOR BETSY P. LANGSTON BY WILLIAM E. SMOTHERS, JR., PLS DATED APRIL 2, 1996, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 60 AT PAGE 240.

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SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED, NOW OR FORMERLY, AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE EAST BY S.C. HIGHWAY 403, FOR A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET, ON THE SOUTH BY HENRY J. LOCKHART, FOR A DISTANCE OF 335 10 FEET, ON THE WEST BY HENRY J LOCKHART, FOR A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET, AND ON THE NORTH BY HENRY J. LOCKHART AND TIMMONSVILLESARDIS RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. FOR A DISTANCE OF 335.10 FEET REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARTHUR REINOVSKY BY DEED OF BETTY P. LANGSTON DATED DECEMBER 30, 2014 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 IN BOOK B555 AT PAGE 214 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1519 Cale Yarborough Highway, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00020-04-070 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00891 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2003-5 vs. John F. Joe; SC Housing Corp.; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of

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North Bradford Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90100-14-002 and 9010014-003 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 2% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an

agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02078 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-NC1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007- NC1 vs. Nikki Johnson; Safe Federal Credit Union, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND

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of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00666 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Equity Financial, LLC vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Ivory L. Lowery and Richard Andrew Harrell a/k/a Richard A. Harrell, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Priscilla Laviscount; Mark Lowery; Connie Chester; Jane T. Harrell a/k/a Jane Tedder Harrell; Elizabeth Hyman; Terri Permenter; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE NEAR TIMMONSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND CONTAINING 1.10 ACRES AS SHOWN ON A MAP DATED MARCH, 1977 BY LIND SURVEYING COMPANY, INC. AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17 AT PAGE 472, FLORENCE COUNTY

RECORDS. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION; SAID PROPERTY BEING BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY PROPERTY OF THE MCLAUGHLIN COMPANY, ET AL; ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY OF THE WHITE ESTATE; ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY OF THE MCLAUGHLIN COMPANY, ET AL; AND ON THE WEST BY A COUNTY ROAD. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 1996 REDMAN MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER 13904786A&B. THIS BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO IVORY LYNWOOD LOWERY AND CONREE LOWERY AS TENANTS IN COMMON WITH A RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP BY DEED FROM C. E. FLOYD DATED 11/23/1977 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 30, 1977 IN DEED BOOK A-157 AT PAGE 936 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. SUBSEQUENTLY, CONREE LOWERY PASSED AWAY, THEREBY VESTING TITLE IN THE SURVIVING JOINT TENANT, IVORY LYNWOOD LOWERY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IVORY LYNWOOD LOWERY PURPORTEDLY CONVEYED THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO PRISCILLA LOWERY LAVISCOUNT BY DEED DATED NOVEMBER 4, 2004 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 6, 2009 IN BOOK B275 AT PAGE 1051. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 312 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00009-04-041 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay

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DESIGNATED AS LOT NO: 21, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF SAVANNAH HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION BY CHARLES W. BAILEY, JR., DATED MAY 2, 2001, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY PLAT BOOK 7 AT PAGE 94. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED OCTOBER 7, 2003, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 82 AT PAGE 288. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE, AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DELACROIX JOHNSON AND NIKKI JOHNSON, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF EADDY & ASSOCIATES, INC. DATED OCTOBER 23, 2003 AND RECORDED OCTOBER 24, 2003 IN BOOK A792 AT PAGE 931 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2628 Wisdom Lane, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 00103-01-374 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.575% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 11.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014-CP-21-02796 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee for CIT Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 vs. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ; Wilmington Finance, Inc.; Ronald Siders, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT 22 ON A PLAT OF PLANTATION PLACE AND SHOWN IN A SURVEY OF ERVIN ENGINEERING FOR J.B. DURANT, DATED JUNE 18, 1998, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 68, PAGE 99. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD T. SIDERS BY DEED FROM MORTGAGE GUARANTY INSURANCE CORPORATION DATED OCTOBER 26, 2006 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 1, 2006, IN BOOK B 59 AT PAGE 1289, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1841 Joseph Circle, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 01251-01-008 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be

applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.7% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) AMENDED SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-01637 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of United States of America acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture against Tracie Cooper, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake City, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 125A, containing 0.32 acres and fronting on Smith Street, as shown on a plat of subdivision of Lake City, Florence County, S.C. of the property of P. C. Heiden prepared by James B. Floyd, Surveyor, dated October 28, 1964, and recorded in Plat Book V at Page 6 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference is further made to a plat pre-

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Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Linda Green, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Acqunetta Green; Torriel Green; Tania Green, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced

in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Linda Green to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Aegis Funding Corporation dated July 25, 2005 and recorded on July 27, 2005 in Book A 943 at Page 1072, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: 1. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being on the West side of Williamsburg Avenue in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and having the following measurements, metes and boundaries: The said lot fronts on and measures along its eastern boundary line on Williamsburg Avenue 100 feet, measures along its northern boundary line 205 feet, more or less; measures along its southern boundary line 192 feet; and measures along its western boundary line 51 feet, and is bounded now or formerly as follows, to-wit: On the North by lands of land of J.V. Carter and C.A. Timmons; on the East by Williamsburg Avenue; on the South by lot of land of J. P. Truluck; and on the West by lands of land of Mrs. Annie Thomlinson and Jim Hanna, and being the southern portion of lot of land described in Deed from P.T. Askins, et. al. to R.H. Askins, dated July 20, 1936, recorded in Deed Book 64 at Page 106, Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and later conveyed to J.V. Carter. ALSO: All that piece, parcel or strip of land, being triangular in shape, situate, lying and being in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron 180.75 feet South of the Southern Margin of sidewalk on the South side of Main Street, corner common with this lot and the Southwest corner of lot of J.V. Carter, thence running South 20 degrees 17 minutes West a distance of 15 feet to an iron on the northern boundary of lot of land of James J. Carter and Mildred M. Carter a distance of 100.5 feet to an iron; thence running South 77 degrees 55 minutes East a distance of 101.5 feet to the point to beginning, and being designated as Parcel "A" on a plat of property of the Lake City Presbyterian Church, made by James B. Floyd, Surveyor, March 15, 1967, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book Y at Page 78, which plat and the record thereof are by reference, incorporated herein. ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or strip of land situate and being on the West side of Williamsburg Avenue, in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Parcel "B" on a plat made by Floyd, Coleman and Assoc., Surveyors and Engineers, dated September 17, 1975, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County

in Plat book 15 at Page 767. Said parcel is triangular in shape and fronts along the sidewalk of Williamsburg Avenue a distance of 48.31 feet, extends back in depth therefrom on its northern boundary a distance of 197.63 feet; on its southern boundary a distance of 181.89 feet and is bounded now or formerly on the North by lot of land of Margaret Carter and Parcel "A" of said plat; on the East by the sidewalk of Williamsburg Avenue; and on the South by lot of land of James J. Carter and Mildred M. Carter, all of which is shown and delineated on said plat and the record thereof which are, by reference incorporated herein. This being the same property conveyed to Linda Green by deed of Virginia C. Nettles dated July 25, 2005 and recorded July 27, 2005 in Book A943 at Page 1067 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 80016-10-007 Property Address: 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, SC 29560 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 7, 2017. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, South Carolina 29560; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Serv-

ice of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/22, 11/29, 12/6/17) Notice Of Public Sale On Dec. 2, 2017 at 10am, Florence Mini Storage will sell the following units of personal property at a public sale to the highest bidder pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rent at its self-storage facility. Purchased takes the property subject to any liens or security interest which are perfected and recorded or liens which owner has knowledge. The sale will take place at 2217 2nd Loop Rd, Florence, SC. Units contain furniture, appliances, and other household items. The following is a list of units and owners: Sonji Shorter 144E, Jaime Johnson 200B, Amanda Blige 117B, Ruby Hickman 76D. (11/22, 11/29/17)

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ALL REAL estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Holds candles 7. In possession of 10. Rodents 12. Type of cofactor (Brit. sp.) 13. Hard candy on a stick 14. Animal of the weasel family 15. Things that should not be overlooked 16. “Silence” author 17. Dried, split lentils 18. People native to Ghana 19. Barros and Gasteyer are two 21. British thermal unit 22. Large oblong hall 27. Ethnic group in Asia

28. Holiday decoration 33. Milliliter 34. Open 36. Health physics concept (abbr.) 37. Tantric meditation 38. Where golf games begin 39. Birth swine 40. Rip 41. Remove 44. Puts together in time 45. Rotary engines 48. Skeletal structure 49. Member of a labor organization 50. Japanese classical theater 51. Undergarments

CLUES DOWN 1. “Snake Tales” cartoonist 2. Religious group 3. Singer Redding 4. __ and tuck 5. Head honcho 6. Second sight 7. Composer 8. About aviation 9. Senior officer 10. Forecasts weather 11. Seasoned Hungarian soup 12. Town in Hesse, Germany 14. Thought to derive from meteorites 17. Hit lightly 18. Seemingly bottomless chasm 20. Title of respect 23. Warms up

24. Man and Wight are two 25. Type of scan 26. Atomic mass unit 29. Article 30. Incriminate 31. Passes by 32. Most nerve-inducing 35. David Alan Grier sitcom 36. Achieve 38. Freshwater fish 40. Beginner 41. Dark brown or black 42. A newlywed wears one 43. DiFranco and Vardanyan are two 44. Diego, Francisco, Anselmo 45. Ancient Egyptian King 46. Old name (abbr.) 47. Brazilian city (slang) Answers on Page 6B


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