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NEIGHBORS NAME: Austin Strickland FAMILY: My mom, Polli and my dad, Jeremy and dog Benny BORN: Conway OCCUPATION: Athletic Administrative Intern at FMU HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Watching sports and going to sporting events. Spending time with family/friends WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: “It feels like home! I grew up right down the road.” WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom and dad have been the biggest influence in my life. They are the people who have made me into what I am today. They have taught me almost everything I know and have shown me right from wrong. I dont know where I’d be today without them.”
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A survivor’s story -There is life after cancer By Charlotte Berger Fourteen years of my life have passed since I was diagnosed with breast cancer on November 12, 2003, when I lived in Florida. Life is like a vapor in the wind. Where does time go? In March 2003, I had my annual mammogram and thought everything was fine. I went about my life as normal until November 8, 2003 when I discovered a small lump in my left breast. All kinds of thoughts went through my mind and I prayed to God that it was nothing. To be sure, two days later on November 10 I went to see Dr. M, my primary physician. She sent me to a wonderful woman surgeon whom I will name Dr. B, who did a needle guidance biopsy that day to confirm what was going on. My fiancé, Chuck, now my husband, went with me through it all. Then the results came back and I felt like I had been struck by a train and everything I ever was or hoped to be my whole life had died inside. I never dreamed I would ever have to go through such an ordeal. No one should have to feel the way I felt that night. Dr. B referred me to an oncology group with Dr. C and there my journey began. It was three months to the day of my first surgery, November 19, 2004 before I ever got my first chemotherapy treatment. At the time, my medical insurance was not active until January 2004 through my employer. I went to my first appointment and the receptionist informed me that I must pay the entire consultation payment that day, which was quite expensive for me at the time. I then asked if I could pay it in two payments. She said that was not the policy. I was somewhat disappointed and told her I would come back with the money in two weeks. My tumor was very aggressive and by this time I was a Stage 2-A. I thought that is too long to wait. Therefore, I proceeded to search for treatment elsewhere. So I went searching for another doctor to accept me as a patient. I was told
CHARLOTTE BERGER by my second doctor that the cost would be way over my head and I couldn’t afford him. I then had a third doctor accept me as a patient. Finally I thought! About a week prior to starting treatment there, I called to confirm my appointment just to be sure. They told me the doctor does not come to that hospital in the county I lived in, and if I were to be admitted she could not take that risk. In addition, that the hospital in the county she practiced in may turn me away if I ever needed a blood transfusion and they could not take that risk. At this point, I was about to give up. I then called my surgeon back and told her what had happened. I said to her, “Dr. B, I quit! Whatever God has in store for me, I will accept. I will be okay.” She said, “Charlotte, I want you to go back to see Doctor C in the morning.” Therefore, I went. During my examination, he held my hands, looked me in the eye, and said, “We are fortunate that I don’t have to tell you that it’s too late. You were supposed to be here three months ago. You needed treatment within 30 days after surgery. Where have you been?” I told
him my story and that I was there three months ago and what had happened with the payment matter. He said, “I don’t know why you were told that, we never turn patients away here for lack of insurance. Young lady, you are going to get your treatment if it is the last thing I do on this Earth. First, I must send you back to see Dr. B.” Tears streamed down my face and I asked him why. He asked me if my neck hurt. I told him I had a cramp and I assumed it was because I may have slept on my pillow wrong the night before. I was so wrong. The surgeon saw me right away and then she scheduled me for my second surgery. It was New Years Eve 2004 by now when I received the dreaded phone call after that visit. A call no one ever wants to answer. The surgeon had found one isolated cancer cell in my Supraclavicular Node. Wow! I was again devastated and I had not even had my first treatment yet. On February 4, 2004, I was in my second surgery. My treatments lasted from February 19, 2004 through November 22, 2004. I was well, praise the Lord. My prayer is that no cancer
patient and survivor views what happened to me as a “doom and gloom” story, but one we can rejoice in. Yes, it seems as if your life is over and sad to say, for some, the outcome is not always as we hope. I used to feel that a day never went by that it didn’t cross my mind and I thought “What if? What if it comes back?” I say it because that is what cancer is, an unnecessary evil demon with no mercy or respect of persons. Every day now, I believe that I am completely well. I tell myself that God is in control and that He is watching over me inside and outside and has healed me forever. Survival is a blessing as is life. I do not believe that God heals us and brings us so far only to let it happen again. However, we must also do our part in staying healthy. At first, I was angry because of what happened to me. However, with much prayer, the anger is gone and love and trust in Jesus Christ replaced it. I will never blame God or those doctors for my having had cancer. I am not an expert in this field of cancer, but staying positive, lots of prayer and faith, along with family support is a good start of getting though any illness. I always try to do right and live a clean and healthy lifestyle, but that does not matter to cancer. We must beat it. I have learned a lot on my journey these past 14 years, probably more than I ever wanted to know. It amazes me so much that I want to share it with all who have encountered this disease and want to overcome or have won this war. It is a natural desire to want to ignore it or hope it will go away without any help from the doctors or medicine, but I am living proof we cannot and should not ignore the big C word, cancer. I believe that one must truly live by faith in God to overcome the trials of life and disease. My faith has brought me to this point of truly being a cancer survivor. Currently, I am
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Cooks for Christ is raising money for the transplant, travel expenses and medications for Chuck Baker. Baker is 63 years old and is in need of a liver transplant. Chuck’s benefit will be held on Thursday, October 18 at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Drive through lanes will be open for your convenience and a bake sale will be held all day. Plates are $7 each. Lunch and dinner can be delivered for orders of seven plates or more. To schedule a delivery, please complete a delivery form and fax or email according to instructions provided on the form. The menu consists of chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread. To donate, please make checks payable to “Chuck Baker Medical Fund.” For additional information, please contact Chuck Baker at (843) 687-5504 or Beverly McKee at (843) 229-0348.
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LIFE AFTER FROM PAGE 1A writing my book entitled “My Blue Moon” which I hope to have published by December this year and telling my story to others. I pray it will encourage and give hope to those who encounter cancer or any other disease. Through prayer and faith we can overcome allthings through Jesus Christ. I want my story to enlighten others and hope it will lift their hearts and spirit, encourage, and give them peace of mind. We do not understand why God chooses to heal some people and not others at times. He knows what is best down the road for all of
us more than we do. We must fight this battle and win this awful war. We struggle against it with hope and medicine, but sometimes it is still too late. That is when we must go on and be stronger than ever. Whatever God has in store for us is His decision and not ours. We must trust in God. Being sick with any disease often makes us think about not being able to do the things we want to do, or accomplish all of our goals in life. We tend to put those things out of our mind and we focus on what we are going through, which is perfectly normal because we are
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just human beings and that is our nature. Praying hard for survival now becomes a priority. We must survive. There is life after cancer and you, too, can be survivor. I want to add in conclusion that when disease attacks our bodies, not just cancer, it is hard for us to remember the thousands of others who are going through the same thing or worse. We tend to focus on what we have and that is normal. However, this is not all about me. I also want to remember someone special to me, Angel, my daughter, who lives in Kentucky and all who may be going through any illness. She had a rare cancer and took chemother-
apy from May 16 this year until about three weeks ago. The doctor did complete body scans and told us the great news that she is now cancer free. Let us try to remember all those who may be going through sickness and remember that our God is still in the miracle business. God bless everyone who reads my story. I appreciate Philip, our editor, who gave me this opportunity. I hope it helps others who may need a little encouragement through faith and prayer. My upcoming book will also have some poetry in it as well. See, there is truly life after cancer. We only have to believe.
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Facebook meddles in the 2018 midterm elections By Thomas L. Knapp On October 11, Facebook announced the removal of 559 pages and 251 accounts from its service, accusing the account holders of “spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The purged users stand accused of posting “massive amounts of content ... to drive traffic to their websites” with suspicious “timing ahead of US midterm elections.” Facebook admits to “legitimate reasons” for such behavior -- “it’s the bedrock of fundraising campaigns and grassroots organizations.” Not to mention the operations of CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and a bunch of other users/ pages which weren’t purged. Facebook also admits that it has previously “enforced this policy against many Pages, Groups and accounts created to stir up political debate ...” In other words, Facebook’s administrators are meddling in politics -- including the 2018 US midterm elections -- in the name of preventing meddling in politics. Who benefits from the meddling? It doesn’t seem to fall along “left/right” lines in particular. The victims come from across the political spectrum -- from Reverb Press on the left, to Right Wing News on the right, to the libertarian Free Thought Project -- some with millions of Facebook followers. The primary thread connecting victims of the purge seems to be that they are critics and/or opponents of the American political “mainstream” or “establishment.” In a sense, this is nothing new. Even before Internet “social media,” the old guard “mainstream media” tended to draw fairly narrow lines on either side of the perceived political “center” or “consensus” and avoid coloring (or publishing e.g. reader letters that colored) very far outside those lines. One might support or oppose a tax increase, or even a particular tax, but opposing taxation in general? Why, that was just crazy and not worthy of consideration -- or of column inches. The Internet and social media threatened to change that. In fact, they DID change that ... for a little while, at any rate. But now Facebook, Twitter et al. are part of the establishment, and they’re starting to act like it. How can we fight that trend? Some would have us classify social media as “public utilities” or something of the sort and regulate them as such. But who would regulate them? The very establishment in question. On the other hand, it’s becoming clear that these companies are already looking more and more like extensions of the state -- and the establishment the state serves -than like bona fide “private sector” actors. What is to be done? From where I sit, the only real option is to see if the next generation of “social media” - sites/services like Diaspora, Mastodon, Minds, MeWe, Gab, et al. -- can supersede Facebook and Twitter in the same way that Facebook and Twitter superseded print and television news and the more centralized/static site model of the older Internet. Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org. He lives and works in north central Florida.
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Some of my favorite quotes “It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.” Harvey Milk “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” Michelle Obama “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” Eleanor Roosevelt
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“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” Henry David Thoreau “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” Hillary Clinton
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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama
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Down South: before cars came along -our equestrian past obese as today’s fast-food interstate travelers are. Yeah, things change and a lot of folks say the good old days weren’t that good. I get it, and I’m not about to trade my car for a horse, but I sure appreciate the quaint and simple way things worked back then. People sitting in saddles, carriages, and stagecoaches saw the land up close, and they saw it before bulldozers and asphalt brought blight to it. And, besides, what they say is true. You can’t miss what you never had. Horses worked just fine until that Ford fellow came along. Visit my website at www.tompoland.net Email me at email@example.com.
By Tom Poland For most people in this country, riding a horse is an act of recreation, not transportation. Riding a horse is a choice, not a necessity. I’ve ridden a horse maybe five times in my life. Didn’t care for it. Many times, however, I rode Granddad’s mule, a rough ride without a saddle, but I’ve never had to depend on a horse to get from point A to point B. I never had to worry about feeding a horse nor worry about tying up a horse like they did in the old westerns. I park and get out. Back in the wild, wild West, a gunslinger would swing off his mount, throw the reins around a post, and saunter into the saloon for a shot of whiskey. Soon, gunshots rang out and someone would throw a bad guy out a window. Well, no worries about the horse bolting and running. It was hitched. Going nowhere. Over the last month, two book events brought our equestrian past to light. In Laurens, South Carolina, I came across a hitching post right by Highway 76. That post, slender but stout, had rust running down it from where an iron ring impaled it. That the post existed surprised me. Some folks decided to save this old hitching post, and for that I thank them. Seeing it made me imagine a dusty trail, no power lines, no asphalt. No noisy engines. No fumes save currents of air off fresh road apples. No gas stations and no sharing the road with tanker trucks. I was in Laurens, by the way to speak about the surprises you see along the back roads. And there I found a surprise by a busy modern highway, a hitching post from the old days.
HITCHING POST ALONG HIGHWAY 76 IN LAURENS Thanks to an invitation forgotten ruins of an old in Edgefield from Bob Blair, another book plantation event took me to the Cole- County you’ll see a block of man-Feaster-Mobley reunion stone women used to step in the vicinity of Blair and from into horse-drawn carShelton, South Carolina. A riages and stagecoaches. lot of history lives there. Old Imagine a lady raising here homes, old churches, and an hoop skirt to enter the old school. In front of the old coach. Like a scene from a Feasterville Female and Male movie. What strikes me about Academy (circa 1840) stands a stone column with these stone relics of times lichens upon it. Chiseled into before cars is their quaint it is Col 44. Translation: It’s character. Quarried from the 44 miles from this upright earth, they needed no lights, stone marker to Columbia. no paint, no plastic. They didHow natural and simple com- n’t tower over the land pared to the giant road signs because horseback riders we see along the interstates. traveled close by. Riders Rocks endure, and so weren’t miles away on a fourstone artifacts of how folks lane highway. Situated by a used to travel remain. In trail, the words didn’t have to McCormick you’ll see be monstrously big. I’ll wager stones embedded in the that nearby cool spring water earth near a rail track. These slaked travelers’ thirst and flat stones served as steps the occasional fruit tree profrom the steam-driven iron vided sustenance. I’ll wager, horses to the site of the orig- too, that yesteryear’s horseinal Keturah Hotel. In some back riders were nowhere as
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Raising awareness of breast cancer Ravneet Bajwa, MD McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, McLeod Health is raising awareness of breast cancer, the most common cancer among American women. What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in one or both of the breasts. Breast cancer usually develops in the ducts or lobules, also known as the milk-producing areas of the breast. Breast cancer usually has no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is important to follow screening guidelines for early detection, before symptoms are noticeable. Some warning signs of breast cancer include: • Painless new lump in the breast or underarm (armpit) • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood • Any change in the size or the shape of the breast. Keep in mind that some of these warning signs can happen with other conditions that are not cancer. Who Develops Breast Cancer? According to the National Cancer Institute, a woman has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). The American Cancer Society estimates 268,670 new cases of breast cancer this year. It is also important to recognize that breast cancer can affect men as well. Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among
men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. Screening Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Three main tests are used to screen the breasts for cancer. Talk to your doctor about which tests are right for you, and when you should have them. Screening may include any or all of the following: mammogram, clinical breast exam by a health care provider and self-breast exam. Most expert groups recommend screening mammography to start at the age of 40 to 50 years in average risk women. Women at higher risk of breast cancer (e.g., women with a strong family history of breast cancer, previous benign biopsies of the breast) should begin annual screening earlier than age 40. Clinical breast examination by a health care provider and self-breast exam alone should not replace a mammogram in women above 40 years of age but can be used along with screening mammograms. The American Cancer Society recommends that clinical breast examination should be a part of a health examination for women in their 20’s, 30’s and more preferably yearly beginning at age 40. For many women in the region, access to a screening mammogram has been improved by the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, which each week travels to businesses, industries and healthcare facilities. The unit provides a convenient, comfortable, and private setting in which women can undergo a screening mammogram. How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed? Doctors often use additional tests to detect or diagnose breast cancer. These tests may include breast ultrasound, diagnos-
tic mammogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast and ultrasound guided biopsy (fine-needle aspiration or core biopsy). A tissue biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis of cancer. How is Breast Cancer Treated? Breast cancer is treated in several ways. It depends
on the kind of breast cancer and how far it has spread. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy and radiation. Patients with breast cancer often receive more than one type of treatment. Prevention The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown.
However, there are ways you can help lower your risk of breast cancer. A woman can help decrease her risk by maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI), getting daily cardiovascular activity, limiting alcohol intake, avoiding tobacco exposure and refraining from hormone replacement therapy. Where Can I Go to Get Screened? Most likely, you can get screened for breast cancer at a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office. If you want to be screened for breast cancer, call your doctor’s office. They can help you schedule an appointment. Most health insurance companies pay for the cost of breast cancer screening tests. If you do not have insurance, the Best Chance Network is available to help women ages 47 to 64, who need to be screened for breast cancer or cervical cancer. For more information on breast cancer screening and
prevention, please contact Tracey O’Neal, the McLeod Breast Oncology Navigator, at (843) 777-5418. Dr. Ravneet Bajwa cares for patients with Dr. Rajesh Bajaj, Dr. Michael Pavy, Dr, Sreenivas Rao, Dr. Jamie Smith, and Dr. Karim Tazi at McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates, a division of McLeod Regional Medical Center. A Board Certified Oncologist, Dr. Bajwa joined McLeod in November 2017 following the completion of her Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida Department of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. She received her medical degree in 2010 from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore of Manipal University in India, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency in 2014 at the University of Florida Department of Medicine.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SMITH AND PALMETTO MINI STORAGE WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE LIEN PLACED UPON THESE UNITA FOR UNPAID RENT AND OTHER FEES. THE PUBLIC SALE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018 AT 10:00 AM. WITH COMPETITIVE BIDDING. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 121 W. SMITH AVE, DARLINGTON, SC 29532. SMITH AND PALMETTO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SET A PRICE, REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNITS VANETTA WILLIAMS: B8HOUSHOLD QUANSHA BLAKENY: C26- HOUSEHOLD LAWANDA STEVENSON: D30- HOUSEHOLD KATHY CHARLES: G51HOUSEHOLD ERICA EDWARDS: G53HOUSEHOLD MARYANN HUNTER: I70 – HOUSEHOLD SHERRY HANNIFORD: I71-J85- HOUSEHOLD GREGORY GROOMS:
I73- HOUSEHOLD MONICA WRIGHT: P60HOUSEHOLD WILBERT RUBIN: P10HOUSEHOLD KIMBERLY SLOAN: P25HOUSEHOLD MAYA CANNON: A50HOUSEHOLD STACY PALL: A36HOUSHOLD CAROL OTTINGER: P48HOUSEHOLD MICHELE WILHOIT: P46HOUSEHOLD (10/10,10/17/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017CP-21-01648 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture v. Allen Louis Spears, I, the undersigned Master-in-Equity for Florence County, will sell on November 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, 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, and fronting on the south side of South Carolina Highway S21-46 for a distance of 120
feet and being in depth 250 feet and being bounded as follows: North by S.C. Highway S-21-46; East, South and West by lands of Louis H. Spears and Tisby S. Johnson. The above designated property being the same shown on a plat thereof made by Ferrell J. Prosser, R.S. dated March 23, 1972 and recorded in Plat Book 13 at Page 87 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. This being the same property conveyed to Allen Louis Spears by deed of Louis H. Separs and Tisby S. Johnson dated May 31, 1972 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 13, 1972 in Book 314 at Page 17. TMS No.: 00314-02-047 Property Address: 202 E Springbranch Road, Effingham, South Carolina 29541 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Masterin-Equity for Florence County 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 purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. 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 twenty (20) days, then the Master-in-Equity for Florence County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. A personal deficiency judgment being waived, bidding will not remain open. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.250% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised
and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. W. Haigh Porter, Masterin-Equity for Florence County HARRELL, MARTIN & PEACE, P.A. Donald W. Tyler #5664 Taylor A. Peace #100206 135 Columbia Avenue Post Office Box 1000 Chapin, South Carolina 29036 (803) 345-3353 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (10/10,10/17,10/24/18) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2017-CP-21-3365 O’Neal Rush, Plaintiff, vs. Darius Williams, Defen-
dant. By virtue of the Order for Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure heretofore granted in the case of O’Neal Rush vs. Darius Williams, the Master-inEquity for Florence County will sell on November 6, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Florence County Courthouse, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501 to the highest bidder property located at 133 N. Trade Street, Pamplico, SC, described as follows: All those certain pieces, parcels or lots of land situate, lying. and being in the city of Pamplico, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as lots 20, 21, 22, and 23, block "B", ward No. 1, as shown on a map of the town of Pamplico, by Adams & Ervin, CE's, dated December 18, 1913, and recorded in the office of the clerk of court for Florence County in Plat Book "A" at Page 350 and Plat Book "B" at Page 193. Reference is also made to a map made for Patsy E. Poston by Lind, Hicks & Associates, surveyors, dated March 3, 1992, and recorded in the above-mentioned office in Plat Book 43 at Page 390. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit:
6A on the North by N. Trade Street for a distance of 124.83 feet; on the east by Lot 24, Block "B", ward 1 for a distance of 199.82 Feet; on the South by Old Alley for a distance of 124.89 feet; and, on the West by 5th Avenue for a distance of 200.70 feet; all measurements being a little more or less. Reference may be had to the above-mentioned plats for a more complete and accurate description. Also: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the city of Pamplico, county of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as lot 24, block "B" ward No. 1, as shown on a map of the town of Pamplico, by Adams & Ervin, CE's, dated December 18, 1913 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence county in Plat Book "A" at page 350, and Plat Book "B" at Page 193. Reference is also made to a map made for Patsy F. Poston by hind. I-licks & Assoc. Surveyors, dated March 3, 1992, and recorded in the above-mentioned office in Plat Book 43
at page 390. Reference may be had to the abovementioned Plat for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to the Grantor herein by deed dated November 11, 2016 and recorded November 16, 2016 in Deed Book B661 at page 1527 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS# 60006-02-012 TERMS OF SALE The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Masterin-Equity at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the bid in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied to costs and then to Plaintiff’s debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be cancelled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after advertisement. 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 5.0% per annum. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Masterin-Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on a subsequent sales day, at the risk of said highest bidder. As a Deficiency Judgment is being waived, the bidding will be final as of the day of sale. PURCHASER TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF DEED, DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE DEED AND RECORDING OF THE DEED. August 23, 2018 HONORABLE HAIGH PORTER MASTER-IN-EQUITY BY: Charlie J. Blake, Jr.__ Attorney for Plaintiff (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) SPECIAL REFEREE'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: MEADOW GREENS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. KORAL P. NORTHERN,
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C/A No. 2017-CP-2100232, The following property will be sold on 11/06/2018 at 11:00AM, Judicial Center 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the city of Florence, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot No. 4 on plat of Meadow Greens prepared by Heller & Associates, Inc., C.EJL.S. dated February 1983 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County In Plat Book 21 at Page 156 and more particularly shown on a plat for James V. Warren Jr. and Sandra G. Warren by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors dated October 11, 1995, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 58 at Page 306. Reference being had to said maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Koral P. Northern by deed of Steve Tortorice dated August 17, 2007 and recorded August 21, 2007 in Book B 126, Page 0795 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. Property Address: 1804 Meadow Green Place TMS# 90023-03-016 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the court, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of his bid, in certified funds, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price if compliance is made, but in the event compliance is not made, the deposit shall be forfeited and applied first to costs of the action and then to plaintiff's debt. Should the successful bidder at the regularly conducted sale fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day, but at the risk of the defaulting bidder(s) NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Special Referee's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.00 % per annum. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUM-
BRANCES. SPECIFICALLY, THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A SENIOR MORTGAGE HELD BY FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY RECORDED IN BOOK B 126 AT PAGE 0799. Stephanie C. Trotter The Honorable James W. Peterson, Jr. Special Referee for Florence County Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 212069 Columbia, SC 29221 (803) 724-5002 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-01658 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Richard T. Walker; Omni Insurance Company, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, AND BEING SITUATE IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 2, BLOCK I AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF MAPLE PARK SUBDIVISION PREPARED BY ADAMS & ERVIN, C.E.S DATED APRIL 1, 1922, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK C AT PAGE 148. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR SUSAN STUKES BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES SURVEYORS, DATED JUNE 10, 1998, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 68 AT PAGE 69. SAID LOT IS SHOWN TO BE BOUNDED ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LOT 9, BLOCK I FOR A DISTANCE OF 69.00 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 1, BLOCK I FOR A DISTANCE OF 195.80 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY KING AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 69.00 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 3, BLOCK I FOR A DISTANCE OF 195.80 FEET. REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD T. WALKER BY DEED OF LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, WHICH IS SUCCEEDED BY BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE7, DATED AUGUST 18, 2009 AND
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RECORDED SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 IN BOOK B266 AT PAGE 971 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1003 King Avenue, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90061-16-004 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, 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 noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity 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 5.375% 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 Haigh Porter Master In Equity 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 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-02585 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Springleaf Financial Services, Inc. vs. Alberta Skipper; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITU-
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 ATE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BEAUREGARD STREET, IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, MEASURING ALONG SAID BEAUREGARD STREET A DISTANCE OF EIGHTY (80) FEET, AND RUNS BACK IN DEPTH TO A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTYFOUR (264) FEET, AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY SAID BEAUREGARD STREET; ON THE EAST BY A LOT OF THE ESTATE OF A. E. FLAGLER; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT OF LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF HOWLE ESTATE; AND ON WEST SIDE BY A LOT NOW OR FORMERLY OF J. W. FLOYD AND JAMES MCELVEEN D/B/A JIM'S IGA STORE, ET AL. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ALBERTA M. SKIPPER BY DEED OF BROWN AND COMPANY SOUTH, INC. DATED JANUARY 22, 2004 AND RECORDED ON JANUARY 23, 2004 IN DEED BOOK A813 AT PAGE 583 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 153 Beauregard Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80009-06-015 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 1.3177% 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 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) MASTER IN EQUITY’S SALE CASE NO. 2018-CP-21-00723 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture against Chanthanard McMillan, et al., I, the Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain lot of land situate in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being designated as Lot No. 13, Block E, Section 3, John F. Kennedy Park Subdivision, on a plat by L. M. Coleman, III, R.L.S., dated August 29, 1978, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 18 at Page 341. Said lot is more particularly shown, described and delineated on a plat by Weston C. Snipes, R.L.S., dated February 24, 1983, recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 21 at Page 470. This being the same property conveyed to Lillie Bell Washington by deed of Monarch Enterprises, a Partnership, dated June 28, 1983 and recorded June 28, 1983 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A-194 at Page 412. Property Address: 523 W Independence Ave, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS # 80029-05013 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (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 noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. 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, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Master in Equity for Florence County may re-sell 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 being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale
to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF SALE Case Nos.: 2018-CP-33-295 and 2018-CP-21-1050 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Marion County and Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the cases of Dechomai Foundation, Inc. v. T.A. Goldsmith and Associates, LLC, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Marion County and Master-in-Equity for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on November 6, 2018, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: PARCEL ONE: All those two (2) certain lots of land situated in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, and being designated as Lot Nos. 18 and 19 on a plat of property of Witcover made by Johnson & Roberts, C.E.s, September 1937, and recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 10 and together being bounded on the North by Arch Street; on the East by Lot No. 20 on said plat; on the South by land, n/f of J. H. Steedley and land of Schulmeyer; and on the West by Lot No. 16 and by Lot No. 17 of said plat; and together being 80 feet on the North side, 80.6 feet on the South side, 116.1 feet on the East side; and 125.9 feet on the West side. TMS Nos.: 50715-008 and 507-15-009 ADDRESSES: 210 Arch Street, Marion, SC and 212 Arch Street, Marion, SC PARCEL TWO: All that certain lot of land situated in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, and being bounded on the North by Lot of Charlotte B. Finger, on the East by lot of J. H. Jones by lot of J. P. Martin and by lot of Gladys B. Jolly, on the South by Arch Street and on the West by lot of Alma F. Walker, and being fifty-three (53) feet, more or less, on its North and South sides and 150 feet, more or less, on its East and West sides. PARCEL THREE: All that certain lot of land situate in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, measuring 50 feet, more or less, on its North side; 74 feet, more or less, on its East side; 40 feet, more or less, on its South side; 72 feet, more or less, on its West side and bounded n/f North by lot of T. C. Easterling; East by lot of Estate of E. C. Johnson; South by Arch Street; and West by lot of W. H. Fox-
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 worth. PARCEL FOUR: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situated in the Town of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, fronting 31.6 feet, more or less, on Arch Street and extending back therefrom 74 feet, more or less, and being bounded as follows: North by lot of Joseph P. Martin; East by Odd Fellows Lodge; South by Arch Street; and West by Yancy Braboy. This being the same property conveyed to T.A.Goldsmith and Associates, LLC by Haigh Porter Special Referee for Marion County by deed dated January 12, 2018, and recorded on January 16, 2018, in Book 403, Page 112 with the Marion County Clerk of Court. TMS No.: 507-14-003 ADDRESS: 213 Arch Street, Marion, SC PARCEL FIVE: All that tract or parcel or land lying and being in the City of Florence, South Carolina, according to a survey prepared for Texaco Inc. by Lind Surveying Company, Inc. Timmonsville, SC, dated November 30, 1977, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land situate in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, beginning at an iron pin on the northeastern R/W of Lucas Street, thence North 45° 03' East a distance of 179.1 feet to an iron pin, thence along the southwestern R/W of N. Coit Street, South 17° 18' East a distance of 386.02 feet to a pin on the northeastern R/W of Lucas Street, North 44° 57' West a distance of 341.96 feet, to an iron pin, the point of beginning. Bounded on the Northwest by J. Madison Rainwater, Inc., Southeast by N. Coit Street; and on the Southwest by Lucas Street. This being the same property conveyed to T.A.Goldsmith and Associates, LLC by Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County by deed dated January 12, 2018, and recorded on January 12, 2018, in Book 729, Page 354 with the Florence County Clerk of Court. TMS No.: 90084-19-001 ADDRESS: 313 Lucas Street, Florence, SC TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee/Master-in-Equity or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding but no later than the close of business on bid day, five (5%) percent of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to 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 noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within fifteen (15) days, then the Special Referee/Master-inEquity or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the said highest bidder. A back up bidder may be established on the sale day at the discretion of the Plaintiff. The sale shall be subject to Florence and Marion County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. Purchaser to pay for the preparation of
the 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 5.0% per annum. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Marion and Florence Counties. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. Deficiency Judgment being specifically waived by Plaintiff, the bidding shall be final on the date of sale. Sale shall not be held unless a representative of Plaintiff is present at the sale. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master-in-Equity for Florence County Special Referee for Marion County Florence, South Carolina October 8, 2018 Walker H. Willcox WILLCOX, BUYCK & WILLIAMS, P.A. PO Box 1909 Florence, SC 29503-1909 (843) 662-3258 Attorney for Plaintiff (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE C & S Used Cars INC located at 126 Farmers Rd will be having a sale of 4 units for default of rent to the highest bid on Oct. 26 2018 at 9:00 AM unit #17, #19,#20 and #14 (10/17,10/24/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2018-CP-21-1805 Charlene Scott Small, individually and as Parent and Natural Guardian of Aujayla Smith, Plaintiff, vs. Mary A. Batchelor, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Florence, South Carolina, 29501 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 9, 2018, of which is judgment against the Defendant for actual damages as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT On January 1, 2017, the Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle travelling east on Vista Street. The intersection of Vista Street and N. Irby Street was under control and care of the school crossing guard. The guard directed the Plaintiff’s vehicle to proceed through the intersection. Defendant Batchelor was travelling north on Irby Street. The Defendant disregarded the traffic guard, proceeded through the intersection
and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of Defendant’s negligence the Plaintiff was injured and Plaintiff seeks damages against the Defendant. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. October 11, 2018 Florence, South Carolina GARY I. FINKLEA Attorney for Plaintiff 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2018-CP-21-00114 Ron Teague, Plaintiff, vs. Evette L. Jones, Eddie C. Graham, Debra Harris, all persons claiming any right, title, estate interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is Unknown, TranSouth Financial Corporation, Nationscredit Financial Services Corporation, CACH, LLC, Mary Williamson, Willie J. Bush and the State of South Carolina, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED: 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 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on January 12, 2018, at 4:09 PM, the object and prayer of which is Mortgage Foreclosure, Quiet Title, and Confirmation of Tax Sale, as described in the Complaint, for the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being known and designated as Lot 10, Block B, as shown on a plat of Tara Village Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book E-2, at 296, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded as follows: North by Lot 9, Block B, on which it measures 150 feet; East by Tara Drive on which it fronts and measures 90 feet; on the South by Lot 11, Block B, on which it measures 150 feet; and West by Lots 25 and 26 of the said plat, on which it measures 90 feet. This being the same property conveyed to Evette L.
Jones by deed of Ron Teague, recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book B395 at Page 1413 TMS# 01811-01-106 A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. October 1, 2018 Florence, South Carolina PATRICK B. FORD, ESQUIRE Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing unto the satisfaction of this Court upon reading Plaintiff’s Petition to Appoint Guardian ad Litem Nisi, and Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, Post Office Box 482, Florence, SC 29503, having consented to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi and to represent the Defendants including all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real property located in Florence County, South Carolina, and designated as Tax Map# 01811-01-106, any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being classes designated under the fictitious names of John Doe and Richard Roe, hereinafter referred to as “Defendants,” and that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of such Defendants and has no interest herein adverse to the interest of said Defendants and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff in this action or with their counsel. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, Post Office Box 482, Florence, SC 29503, be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said Defendants and he is hereby authorized to appear in and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants and to protect their interests, unless said Defendants, or any of them, shall within thirty (30) days of the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service as herein provided, apply to this Court for the appointment of another competent and discreet individual of their choice to serve as Guardian ad Litem for them, for the purposes of this action. Upon the failure of such application, within the specified time, this Order shall automatically become final and absolute. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Michael Nettles August 31, 2018 Florence, South Carolina (10/17,10/24,10/31/18)
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Yoga in the park
FMU Volleyball hosted “Dig Pink” match for breast cancer
Yoga at the Park will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 8 a.m. You can join the group at the park for our outdoor yoga program. A local yoga instructor from Soulshine Yoga of Florence will be leading this session. Come get a nice morning stretch in before visiting us at the Pecan Festival in Downtown Florence. Cost for the yoga class is $5 per person. The group will meet outside the Splash Pad Complex. Don’t forget proper footwear, a yoga mat or beach towel, and water bottle.
Michael G. Hawkins '85 Francis Marion University Associate Athletic Director for Communication Services
The Francis Marion University volleyball team hosted its annual “Dig Pink” match on Oct. 12, the Patriots welcomed their localrival and Peach Belt Conference foe UNC Pembroke to the Smith University Center. The annual “Dig Pink” match benefits the Side-Out Foundation. Individuals that donated $15 or more at the
match received a free tshirt. Fans were encouraged to wear pink while rooting on their Patriots. Francis Marion University swept local-rival UNC Pembroke in three straight sets 25-18, 25-17, 25-20 in Peach Belt Conference volleyball action on October 12. With the victory, Francis Marion surpasses its win total from last season. It is the fifth straight time the Patriots have beaten the Braves. FMU volleyball team playing at the ‘Dig Pink” game
FMU’s Abdur-Rahim carries team past UNCP in five sets PEMBROKE, NC – Sophomore Courtney AbdurRahim registered a career-high 18 kills and served the opening three points of the deciding fifth set as Francis Marion University claimed a hard-fourth 25-20,17-25,25-19,2025,15-10 win over UNC Pembroke, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13) in Peach Belt Conference volleyball action. Francis Marion (11-10, 34) completes the home-andaway sweep of the Braves (7-14, 0-5) on back-to-back days. FMU will play host to USC Aiken on Friday at 7
p.m. Abdur-Rahim hit .302 on 43 swings and dug up 15 balls to record her fifth double-double of the season. Sophomore Kayla Arthur followed with 11 kills, a .429 hitting percentage, and four blocks. Senior Georgia Garrison and freshmen Alyssa Hansen and Iyanla Thigpen each added eight kills apiece. Thigpen also tallied seven blocks, including five solo blocks, while Garrison served three aces and dug up 10 balls. For the second consecu-
tive match, the setting duo of senior Carrie McGinnis (30 assists, 12 digs) and freshman Finn Millians (17 assists, 12 digs) both recorded double-doubles. Sophomore libero Natalie Ferrell dug up a team-high 20 balls. Shannon Skryd led UNCP with 16 kills and 21 digs. A 4-0 spurt in the opening set allowed FMU to stretch a 9-7 lead to 13-7. The Patriots went on to claim the 25-20 win, while hitting .378 as a team. Francis Marion was led by four kills apiece from
Hansen and Abdur-Rahim. The Braves rallied to even the match with a 25-17 victory in set number two. A pair of service aces by Garrison helped FMU close the third set on a 7-1 run to earn a 25-19 win. In the fourth set, the Patriots held a 17-9 lead, but the Braves answered with a 10-0 run to erase that advantage and UNCP went on to even the match with a 25-20 victory. Abdur-Rahim served the opening three points of the fifth set and FMU never trailed. The Patriots led 7-3, but UNCP rallied to within
Courtney Abdur-Rahim 10-9. However, Abdur-Rahim collected a key kill and capped a 4-0 run with a service ace as FMU claimed a 15-10 win.
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Over 1,000 high school students attend college fair Juniors and seniors from all three Florence One high schools converged upon the Francis Marion University campus last week to attend the annual College Fair. Florence One provided the opportunity for students to attend the fair so that they could meet with representatives from member colleges and universities of CACRAO (Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers). Representatives from CARCRAO in the southeastern region and beyond provided Florence One students with information offered by their particular institutions of higher learning. The number of students attending the fair increased from 80 students last year to over 1100 students this year. School officials arranged for the Florence One Transportation department to transport the high school students to and from the fair. “Our goal is to increase
NCCU Director of Undergraduate Admissions, far left, DaJanel Henry South Florence Juniors, left to right, Alyssa Woodard, Mackenzie Priester advised West Florence seniors, left to right, Autumn Scott, Jacquis and Josie Blackman spoke with Erskine College Representative Crawford and Deniya Scott. William Cooper. access to information about Dr. Richard O’Malley, Super- dents will become greater students to become inspired potential college or univercolleges and universities for intendent of Florence One aware of the post-secondary by attending the fair and sity available to meet each all of the students in Flo- Schools. “Through participa- opportunities that are avail- understand that for each one need,” he added. rence One Schools,” said tion in today’s fair, our stu- able to them. We want our of them, there exists a
The King’s Academy staff members attend S.C. Independent School Association coding workshop ORANGEBURG – Educators from 24 South Carolina Independent School Association institutions attended a workshop that helped enable them to teach grade-level appropriate computer science courses. Dr. Spencer Jordan, SCISA executive director, said Fran Matthews and Mandy Bass, staff members at The King’s Academy in Florence, attended the day-long session. Amy MaGaw of Clarendon Hall in Summerton, led the session, assisted by Heather Reitenga, digital integration specialist for Lexington County School District 5. Code.org developed the curriculum. Topics covered during the day included an introduction to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the on-line curriculum, teacher dashboard and strategies for teaching classroom activities when not connected to the Internet. At the conclusion of the event, participants received a printed curriculum guide, a certificate of completion and classroom supplies for the lessons taught off-line. Each of the courses for the grades builds on the previous courses, beginning with the course for kindergarten students. “Coding is such a vital part of 21st Century edu-
From left, Annie Kate Watson and Alice Lee.
Florence One seniors named 2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists The King’s Academy staff members Mandy Bass, second from left, and Fran Matthews, second from right, receive their certificates of completion from Heather Reitenga, digital integration specialist for Lexington County School District 5, left, and Amy MaGaw, of Clarendon Hall in Summerton, far right, following the South Carolina Independent School Association Coding Workshop. SCISA photo.
cation in the field of computer science and integrated technology,” Jodan said. “Each of our member schools must provide our students access to this important platform. This workshop is just the first step in the full integration of this technological process. We, as an association, look forward to the
advances that will be developed at each of our schools based on the framework of this workshop.” The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.
Two Florence One high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Florence One congratulates Annie Kate Watson and Alice Lee for their selection as semifinalists, an honor that less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors achieve. Nationwide, more than 16,000 seniors are competing in this prestigious national program which awards scholarships to academically talented students. In this high-stakes competition, students will compete for 7,500 scholarships worth $31 million. Finalists will be selected in February 2019, and scholarship winners will
be announced in the spring and summer. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships. Semifinalists are chosen based on high scores on the PSAT. There are three types of awards: National Merit $2,500 scholarships that are single-payment awards; corporatesponsored Merit awards that may be renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study or one-time awards; and college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards that are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.
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Local artist wins best in show By Brenda Harrison Lynda English received the “Best In Show” Tony Hardwick Memorial Award at the opening of the South Carolina Watermedia Society’s 41st Annual National Exhibition on October 6. Lynda was recognized for her watercolor painting, “Through The Eyes Of A Child, Looking Up.” The exhibition is on display at the City Art Gallery in Columbia through November 25. After that the exhibition of 63 paintings will travel around the state in conjunction with the S.C. State Museum. The exhibition was selected from 182 entries. Laurie Goldstein-Warren was the juror for this year’s competition. A local artist/teacher,
Award winning piece by Lynda English, “Through The Eyes Of A Child, Looking Up” Lynda is co-owner of the Lynda English Studio and Gallery with local artist/ teacher Jackie Wukela. Lynda also won the SC
Watercolor Society’s Best In Show Award in 2016 for her painting. “The Hands Of A Fisherman.”
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Inaugural HVAC Engineering and Technology Academy class at FDTC honored during scholarship ceremony The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Educational Foundation recently presented scholarship certificates to 10 high school students enrolled in the new HVAC Engineering & Technology Academy. The new dual enrollment program is designed for high school students, and it was founded through a partnership with Florence-based companies, Johnstone Supply and Quality Service Company. In addition to helping design the program, both sponsors pledged a combined $20,000 to create the HVAC Future Leaders Scholarship Fund. All 10 students in the inaugural class will receive scholarship assistance from the fund. The HVAC Engineering & Technology Academy allows high school students to take courses at FDTC and earn college credit towards a certificate in HVAC Technology. Students who complete the program may enter the workforce immediately upon graduation or continue their higher education at FDTC and earn an Associate’s Degree in HVAC Technology. The inspiration for the new program came from Angie Woodberry and Chris McDonald, two professionals in the HVAC industry. Woodberry is the owner of Johnstone Supply, a leading wholesale distributor of HVAC equipment, parts and supplies. McDonald is the owner of Quality Service Company, a locally owned and operated HVAC company.
Both business leaders said they have seen HVAC contractors struggle to find qualified employees in recent years, and they want to raise awareness about the benefits of studying trades. Woodberry believes that the traditional four-year college track is not necessarily the best choice for every student. “Tech schools are seen as the ‘alternative’ to a fouryear school,” Woodberry said. “We want very much to help people realize that trade schools are not the alternative at all. They are the absolute best place and should be the top choice for these kids!” Chris McDonald added that for many students, trade jobs like HVAC may offer an opportunity to develop natural skills into a career. “I think the decision about what to do after high school comes down to finding the best place to develop your natural skills,” McDonald said. “For those students who enjoy using the skills required in trade fields, there are many excellent career choices available to them. Skilled trade jobs are in high demand, because the services they provide are critical to the everyday lives of all people and cannot be outsourced to other countries.” Students recognized during the ceremony on Friday, October 5 at the FDTC Automotive and HVAC Technology Center included: Dawson Baker, South Florence High School; Frank Bateman, South Florence High School; Robert Brewer,
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South Florence High School; Clark Driggers, West Florence High School; Samuel Flowers, SC Association of Independent Home Schools; Kyle Grice, West Florence High School; Michael Kirby, West Florence High School; Billy McAllister, South Florence High School; Stephen Stalvey, West Florence High School; and James Weatherford, South Florence High School. In addition to a scholarship certificate, each student received a T-shirt and a new tool bag donated by Johnstone Supply and Quality Service Company. “We are so pleased to partner with Johnstone Supply and Quality Service Company on this innovative new program," said Celeste Kahn, Director of Development for the FDTC Educational Foundation. “Florence-Darlington Technical College strives to be a resource for students and employers in order to create a vibrant workforce, and this program will achieve just that.” Students interested in applying to the HVAC Dual Enrollment Program should contact Angela Hayek, FDTC Director of K-12 Relations at 843-661-8242 or by emailing angela.hayek@fdtc. edu.
Genealogy seminar to be held
There will be a genealogy seminar at the Drs. Bruce and Lee library on Sunday, October 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor computer classroom. This seminar is open to the public and there is no charge. The seminar is sponsored by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. State and local genealogists will be available to help participants start or even finish their family tree.
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Miss Kahn, Mr. Nunn join together in holy matrimony Celeste Marshall Allen Kahn and William Weston Nunn, both of Florence, were joined in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Friday, October 12 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence. The Reverend John M. Zimmerman celebrated the nuptial mass. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Alan Kahn of Florence. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Talmadge Padgett Jr., of Florence and the late Betsy Padgett, and Mrs. Russell Ray Kahn of High Point, NC, and the late Mr. Kahn. She is a graduate of Converse College and is employed by the Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation. The bride’s heirloom veil was of handmade Venetian lace and had been worn by her maternal grandmother, her mother, and her aunts. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mills Nunn of Florence. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mills Ferguson Nunn of West Columbia, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ruell Lyde Hicks of Florence. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College and Florida State University. He is employed by TrinityByrnes Collegiate School in
Darlington. Maid of honor was Mrs. Erica Lane McDonald of Nashville, TN. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Frances Swink Kahn of Arlington, VA, and Mrs. Kristen Kessinger Kahn of Beaufort, sistersin-law of the bride; Miss Katherine Elizabeth Padgett of Florence, cousin of the bride; Miss Anne Tillitt Lewis of Greenville, Mrs. Leslie Aberli Mikell of Florence, and Miss Bailey Nicole Szustak of Chicago, Il. Junior bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Morrah Padgett and Miss Frances Ashley Padgett, cousins of the bride, of Florence. Mr. Michael Mills Nunn, father of the groom, stood as best man for his son. Groomsmen were Mr. Mills Ferguson Nunn II, of Florence, brother of the groom; Mr. Clyde Talmadge Padgett Kahn of Beaufort, brother of the bride; Mr. David Robert Fifer of Washington, DC, Mr. David Andrew Schendel of Charleston, Mr. David Eugene Ward of Raleigh, NC, Mr. Robert Arthur Vaughn, junior, of Bluffton, and Dr. Andrew Thomas Zwilling of Middletown, RI. Readers were Mrs. Samantha Owens Nunn of Florence, sister-in-law of the groom, of Florence, and Mr. David Alan Kahn Jr., brother of the bride, of Arlington, VA.
MRS. WILLIAM WESTON NUNN A program of wedding music was provided by Miss Clara Temple Williams, organist and music director; Mr. Charles Shaw Thompson and Mrs. Rebecca Eaddy Thompson, soloists; Miss Anne Tillitt Lewis, soloist; Mr. Arthur Eugene Morehead III, cantor, and Mr. James Anthony
Rashaan Canty, trumpeter. The wedding was directed by Mrs. Arthur Eugene Morehead III. A garden reception followed at the home of the bride. After a wedding cruise on the Danube River the couple will reside in Florence.
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