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NEIGHBORS NAME: Kristen Hollar FAMILY: Married to Trey Hollar BORN: Carmel, Indiana OCCUPATION: Full-Time Student HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Baking, reading, watching sports WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: “The people I have met here have been so welcoming. I enjoy having the conveniences of the big city, but the heart of a small town.” WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My parents have each provided a unique example for my sisters and I to live by. While they aren’t perfect, they have taught me to achieve humbly, fall gracefully, laugh constantly, and remain strong in my faith.

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Community comes together to honor Sgt. Carraway On Wednesday October 3, tragedy struck the Florence area. A violent standoff took place that resulted in several police officers being injured and the death of one officer. Sgt. Terrence Carraway was the officer that lost his life during the stand off. Carraway was born Florence. He went to school in Darlington County. Carraway had been working with the Florence Police Department for over 30 years. He was also a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, which is located in Darlington. On Monday, October 8, there was a viewing held for Carraway at the Florence Center from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., following the viewing was a memorial service. Hundreds were in attendance at the viewing to pay their respects and honor the life of Carraway. Flowers and balloons were present at the Florence Center. The service was broadcasted live for people who could not physically attend. During the service, friends and family of Sgt. Carraway spoke about his life and all that he accomplished. Sgt. Carraway earned the recognitions of Police Officer of the Year, Hometown Hero, and the Medal of Valor. According to the program at the memorial service: “Terrence devoted his life to developing long lasting relationships with children who loved and honored him like a father. If he ever befriended you, you surely had a friend for life. Brother Carraway did not limit the definition of family to a blood connection; for Terrence, brothers and sisters were connected by the heart.”

The community decorated Sgt. Carraway’s police car with flowers and balloons.

Henry L. Sneed Middle School flying the U.S. Flag and S.C. State Flag at half mast in memory of Sgt. Carraway. Blue ribbons were placed around the school in support of law enforcement.

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The races are at 7:30. People can enter their weenie dog or part weenie dog. The registration fee is $5 per dog. Proc e e d s benefit the Florence Area Humane Society. They are held at the 100 Block of S. Dargan Street. The link for the event is The rules and registration f o r m which can also be accessed at the above link. The city will provide prizes to the winners.

Deaths Armstrong, Debra Kaye, age 60, died October 1, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Artis, Jameisha, age 30, died October 1, People’s Funeral Home Becote, Roderick Steve ‘Rod’, age 55, died October 1, Ideal Funeral Parlor Blakley, Danny Ray, age 56, died October 3, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home


A survivor’s story - Karen Williams By Karen Williams My life as I had known it changed on December 2012. We have all heard, seen, or interacted with someone who has/had cancer. Often times, however, do we ever think ‘that could be me’. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like so many people when I first heard the word ‘cancer’ I was speechless and in shock. The following days after my diagnosis were filled with panic and sleepless nights. After receiving devastating news such as breast cancer, it is easy to think ‘my life is over’. I went days thinking,

praying, and discussing all my options with my husband. I eventually decided to proceed with a double mastectomy. I chose this option because I did not want to have a single mastectomy for fear of it reoccurring. The proceeder took place on January 30, 2013. The best weapon for going through a situation, where fear of the unknown and uncertainty is present, is love and support from family, friends, faith, and prayer. During this time I leaned on the Bible verse from Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to our own understanding, In all thy ways

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acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path.” Battling cancer can surface a plethora of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I’m going to be honest. I had good days and not so good days. As with any situation or scenario, my process had positive and negative aspects. Treatment is an important aspect in anyone’s battle with cancer. That aspect will vary and be different with each cancer patient. One of the most difficult aspects of the experience is the strain it puts on your mind and body. The body is resilient but sur-

gery, reconstruction, and chemotherapy can really wear on the body. I can remember sitting in my oncologist’s office with my husband, Elve. We were discussing treatment options and chemotherapy. Dr. James Smith informed me that I would need six months of chemo. I remember asking him what would happen if I did not move forward with chemo to which he advised there is a chance the cancer could return. So, with guidance from my oncologist and his staff, along with support from my family and friends I successfully battled and beat cancer. It was not easy, but my faith left me unshaken. I have been cancer free for five years. I sincerely hope that my story can be a beacon of love, light, and hope to anyone battling cancer.


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We need more, not less, separation of state and journalism By Thomas L. Knapp “Newspapers are dying,” writes Rob Kall, Editor-inChief of progressive (but refreshingly open-minded) opinion site OpEdNews, in a (recently updated) 2010 op-ed. “Let them. There may have been people who wanted to rescue the buggy whip industry. But they were misguided. It was transportation they really cared about. We need to initiate dynamic, bottom-up approaches to support the ailing field of journalism, not newspapers.” Kall’s analysis is as trenchant now as when he first addressed himself to the decline of the newspapers that previous generations knew, and to what looks like a “market failure” on the part of today’s Internet-based news culture. Any mistakes in translating that analysis here are mine, by the way. Here we go: The rise of free content and ease of entry into the field has us getting more “journalism” ... but less real information. Opinion writers (like me) are a dime a dozen. Amateur stringers and glorified copy editors cover five-point-lede “hard news” on the cheap. But the shock troops of news, full-time investigative journalists, have to learn the ropes and they have to be paid. That’s not happening. The result: Many important things get missed and many things that aren’t missed get only insufficient, inaccurate -- or worst, sponsor viewpoint biased -- coverage. Kall’s proposed solution: “If the US government invests directly in journalists, so their writings and reports can be freely used by any media organization or site, that investment will yield big results.” He suggests a $3.5 billion program, translating to 50,000 investigative journalists receiving salaries of $60,000 per year with benefits. My response to Kall: “If the US government invests directly in journalists, we’ll get the journalism the US government wants us to have.” Kall’s response to me: “That’s a knee-jerk, anti-government reaction. If the funding is structured so journalists can be independent ... it doesn’t have to be that way.” In fairness, I do resemble the “knee-jerk, anti-government” remark. On the other hand, as Karl Marx -- hardly an anti-government type -- pointed out long ago, the state is the executive committee of the ruling class. When the state pays the piper, the establishment calls the tune. $60k per year and benefits is a powerful incentive to step far from the paymaster’s toes. I agree with Kall on the problems journalism faces. But the supposedly “free” American press already tends to act as a free stenography pool/press release service for government. Direct government funding of journalists would just exacerbate that problem. I don’t see any easy way through the crisis in American journalism. If it can be saved, I suspect it will be independently minded newspaper and web site editors like Kall himself, and journalists who are willing and able to forego financial security while seeking truth, who save it. Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism ( He lives and works in north central Florida.

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‘Dear Uncle Dave’ - a requiem BY PHILIP MAENZA Editor of The News Journal On October 13, 2017 I got a phone call from my mother while I was eating dinner. I ignored the call and sent her a text saying that I would call her back later. She said that she needed to speak to me right away. I went outside of the restaurant and called her back. She sounded panicked. My usually calm demeanored mother had a unusual tone in her voice. I knew right away that something was wrong. She told me that my Uncle Dave had gone missing. Up until that point in time my Uncle Dave had been struggling with depression throughout his life, and this was recently exacerbated by some changes in his family. He seemed to be getting better though. He had just visited the doctor the day before and they had adjusted his medication. He had called my grandmother and told her how he felt that life was finally turning around. Upon the news of my uncle’s disappearance everyone had expected the worst. My uncle was a beloved member of his community along with being a postal worker. He was well known and well loved by so many people. After a few days of him being missing had gone by with no word of him the search parties began. It felt as though hundreds of peo-

ple had all come together to find my uncle. We were all hoping and praying that he was sitting in some hotel trying to get away from it all. Unfortunately, all those hopes were dashed on Thanksgiving Day, 2017. Roughly six weeks from my uncle’s disappearance some of his buddies had found his body in the woods while out hunting. He had committed suicide. At the time I had just moved to South Carolina. I was 700 miles away from home. I had felt hopeless for the duration of the search and even more so when I was not with my family on Thanksgiving when I received the news. My uncle was one of the strongest people I knew. He was always so kind, smart, and always ready to lend a helping hand. He knew how to have fun. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and a cold beer. He had always dreamed of owning a German Shepard, despite his history of owning dogs that were often so small they could fit into a shoe box. He loved his job. He loved being an active part of his community. He loved his kids. He worked countless hours so that they could have everything they needed and wanted. He was a good man. I wasn’t able to make it home for the funeral due to lack of funding, but I heard all

David Michael Maenza Dec. 17, 1964 - Oct. 13, 2017 about it. My uncle’s funeral was a celebration of his life and personhood. People from all over his city came to say their goodbyes. He was loved. However, he was also sick. Mental health is a very real illness that many people struggle with on a daily basis. He was trying to get better. Unfortunately, there is such a stigma around mental illnesses such as depression. There is even more of a stigma for men who struggle with mental health issues. Former First Lady Michelle Obama commented on mental health by saying “At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illnesss, and there should be no distraction.” According to the most recent Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention data on suicide, men are 77 percent of the 45,000 people who kill themselves every year in the United States. Similarly at the global level, according to the World Health Organization, men die by suicide at a higher rate than women do everywhere in the world—with a ratio ranging from 1.5:1 to 3:1— making up a majority of the more than 800,000 persons who kill themselves every year. Globally, suicides represent half of male violent deaths. Depression is real. Mental illness is serious. Be there for your loved ones. Men, it’s okay to not be okay. Reach out to those you love if you’re struggling. I miss my uncle. I miss hearing all his fun stories. I miss hearing him laugh at a joke that was not really even that funny. I often wonder if he knew how much people cared about him. I wonder if someone had reached out if this could have been prevented. There are tools out there for people who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.


What you need to know about interventions By Luke Nichols Dealing with loved ones can be difficult sometimes and that only gets harder when they have a problem with drugs and alcohol. A big part of dealing with a loved one’s addiction is getting them into treatment. But what if they are unwilling to go? Intervention is the next logical step, however what is an intervention and how you pull one off? Contrary to popular belief, successful interventions usually aren’t like the ones you see on TV or in the movie Hangover 3 with the family sitting around and reading off of notecards. Interventions that are successful usually consist of several different techniques. I hope they help you and your family to have the best chance of saving your loved ones. The first thing is to do your research on a treatment facility. Before an intervention takes place, you need to know where they are going. Once you get someone willing to go to treatment it is imperative that they go straight in. When someone is struggling with substance abuse they can waffle on the

idea of treatment, so you have to have the facility already picked out so there are no slows or stops on which facility. Adding time inbetween when your loved one becomes willing to go and them getting into treatment is deadly. Number two is building your team. An intervention can either be done by the family or by a professional interventionist. A family can choose the family or friends of the addict that the addict will most likely listen to so it is important those persons are at the intervention. On the other hand, an intervention done by an interventionist is usually conducted on a one-on-one basis, where the interventionist works with the addict alone to get their agreement to go to treatment. Since a lot of interventionists are ex-addicts themselves, they will have a point of reality with the addict which may facilitate the reach for treatment. In some cases, the interventionist may decide to call in family members but that will be decided by the interventionist. Once you have decided on your team, get them together and go over all the

details so everyone is prepared to pull off the intervention. Make sure any family or friends who are involved are all on the same page and have the same goal; getting the addict into treatment. With everyone on the same page, you would then bring in the addict. Approach them kindly and at first try to get them to see how treatment will benefit them. Show them the website or brochure of where they are going. It is also a good idea to have someone ready to talk to them from the center to answer any questions they may have. If this doesn’t work, you should be prepared to bottom line them (give them an ultimatum). An example of a bottom line is, “If you don’t go to treatment you aren’t staying here anymore.” If they run off and refuse to listen, do not give in. You must hold strong or they won’t take it seriously. Even if they do run, most of the time they will come back and listen and then agree to go to treatment. If you have more questions or want to find out more about getting someone into treatment, read here: h t t p s : / / w w w. n a r c o n o n - or call 1800-431-1754 to get help for your loved ones.

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Unlock the power of compounding As simple as it may seem, compounding can play a key role as you pursue a bright financial future. Compounding, simply put, is when an investment generates earnings on reinvested earnings. In your retirement accounts, where you’ll accumulate funds over the course of years or even decades, it can have a powerful impact. Consider the following scenario: You inherit $10,000 from a relative. Knowing that you need to begin saving for your retirement, you purchase a hypothetical investment vehicle offering a 5 percent annual return. In the first year, you earn $500 in interest. Your

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The longer you keep your money invested, the faster it may grow. which is a clear indication of the importance of starting to invest as early as possible. When it comes to investing, procrastinating can be costly. For more information on how the power of compounding can help you as you pursue your longterm goals, contact an investment professional today. Article provided by Frank J. “Buddy” Brand II, Senior Vice President/Investments with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, member SIPC and New York Stock Exchange, who can be contacted in the Florence office at (843) 665-7599.

Cooks for Christ hosts chicken bog Chuck Baker is 63 years old and is in need of a liver transplant. He was diagnosed at McLeod Health with two tumors in his liver and was transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston where they started treatments. He was told that there is no cure and needs a new liver. He is currently on the transplant list. When a suitable liver is found, he will return to MUSC for a transplant. He will remain in Charleston for two months after the transplant for observation. Chuck is waiting and praying for a second chance at life. Cooks for Christ is raising money for the transplant,

travel expenses and medications. 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 (7) 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,

CHUCK BAKER 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.


Research beneficial in breast cancer prevention and treatment By Dr. Karim Tazi McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates Discovering new ways to treat and prevent cancer is the goal of medical research. One cancer that has benefitted greatly from research is breast cancer. Breast cancer can have a hormonally driven engine in it. The female hormones – estrogen and progesterone – can stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. This is one of the reasons there is sometimes an increased risk of breast cancer in women who have used a post-menopausal progesterone-estrogen combination. In the 1970s, an antiestrogen drug was developed called Tamoxifen. This drug actually blocks the effects of estrogen in the body and in breast cancer cells. It had been used in women who had breast cancer as a prevention for relapse, but researchers wondered if women who had a high risk of developing breast cancer would also be protected by Tamoxifen. High-risk women include those who had a mother or sister with breast cancer. In the 1990’s, a large breast cancer prevention study of Tamoxifen was conducted across the

United States that McLeod participated in, where 7,000 women were part of the study. The women were selected as being high risk based on a computerized model – called a GAIL model, using such criteria as their age, when they first started their menstrual periods, family history of breast cancer and others. Results of this study showed that high risk women who took Tamoxifen for five years experienced about a 30 percent reduction in breast cancer, compared to those who did not get the anti-estrogen drug. McLeod also participated in another study with a drug called Raloxifene, a sister drug of Tamoxifen. Those results were found to be beneficial as well. A few years ago, there was a study published called the “ATLAS Trial." This study involved women who had large tumors or positive lymph nodes at diagnosis and had already completed five years of taking Tamoxifen. Half of the women were placed on another five years of Tamoxifen and the other half on placebo. The results indicated that the additional five years of Tamoxifen gave women a prolonged decrease in breast cancer risk. Now quite often physicians leave women on 10

years of Tamoxifen. Since these studies, there have been a number of other clinical trials and today there are four drugs available to high-risk women, depending on whether they are premenopausal or postmenopausal including Anastrozole and Exemestane which have both been proven to be useful. Research in breast cancer has led to the discovery of targets and new drugs that have changed the lives of patients tremendously. For example, women diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer are now treated with Herceptin, a form of targeted therapy. Effecting 25 percent of patients, this type of cancer used to be very aggressive with poor outcomes. Since Herceptin-based treatments began about 20 years ago, the outcomes for these patients have improved greatly. In fact, some women who were on the first experimental treatments with Herceptin are still in remission. Thanks to medical research, improvements in breast cancer care have been made over the past 45 years from giant leaps to ongoing progress with new treatments developed every few years.


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Determining breast cancer stage When receiving treatment for breast cancer, women will learn about cancer staging. According to the nonprofit organization Breastcancer. org, determining the stage of the cancer helps patients and their doctors figure out the prognosis, develop a treatment plan and even decide if clinical trials are a valid option. Typically expressed as a number on a scale of 0 through IV, breast cancer stage is determined after careful consideration of a host of factors. The staging system, sometimes referred to as the TNM system, is overseen by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and ensures that all instances of breast cancer are described in a uniform way. This helps to compare treatment results and gives doctors and patients a better understanding of breast cancer and the ways to treat it. notes that the TNM system was updated in 2018, but before then was based on three clinical characteristics: • T: the size of the tumor and whether or not it has grown into nearby tissue • N: whether the cancer is present in the lymph nodes • M: whether the cancer has metastasized, or spread to

others parts of the body beyond the breast While each of those factors is still considered when determining breast cancer stage, starting in 2018, the AJCC added additional characteristics to its staging guidelines, which make staging more complex but also more accurate. • Tumor grade: This is a measurement of how much the cancer cells look like normal cells. • Estrogen- and progesterone-receptor status: This indicates if the cancer cells have receptors for the hormones estrogen and progesterone. If cancer cells are deemed estrogen-receptor-positive, then they may receive signals from estrogen that promote their growth. Similarly, those deemed progesterone-receptor-positive may receive signals from progesterone that could promote their growth. Testing for hormone receptors, which roughly two out of three breast cancers are positive for, helps doctors determine if the cancer will respond to hormonal therapy or other treatments. Hormone-receptor-positive cancers may be treatable with medications that reduce hormone production or block hormones from supporting the growth and function of cancer cells.

• HER2 status: This helps doctors determine if the cancer cells are making too much of the HER2 protein. HER2 proteins are receptors on breast cells made by the HER2 gene. In about 25 percent of breast cancers, the HER2 gene makes too many copies of itself, and these extra genes ultimately make breast cells grow and divide in ways that are uncontrollable. HER2-positive breast cancers are more likely to spread and return than those that are HER2-negative. • Oncotype DX score: The oncotype DX score helps doctors determine a woman’s risk of early-stage, estrogenreceptor positive breast cancer recurring and how likely she is to benefit from post-surgery chemotherapy. In addition, the score helps doctors figure out if a woman is at risk of ductal carcinoma in situ recurring and/or at risk for a new invasive cancer developing in the same breast. The score also helps doctors figure out if such women will benefit from radiation therapy or DCIS surgery. Determining breast cancer stage is a complex process, but one that can help doctors develop the most effective course of treatment. More information is available at TF188216


INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 200 ..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215 ...............................................EVENTS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300 ........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425 ......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440..............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470 ................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500.....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520............................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE 530 ..................................WORK WANTED

600 ..................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605 .................................BURIAL SPACES 610..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612 .....................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615 .............................................CONDOS 618.....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620 ..............................HOMES FOR RENT 625 ..............................HOMES FOR SALE 630 .................................LAND FOR RENT 632 ...............................LAND FOR LEASE 635 .................................LAND FOR SALE 636 ...................................LAND WANTED 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 640 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650 ....................................OFFICE SPACE 660............................RESORT PROPERTY 665 ............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670..............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900 ...................................................ATVS 910 ...........................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 ..................................................CARS 930 ..................................MOTORCYCLES 940 .................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980...................................................VANS 990 .........................................STATEWIDE



NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2018-CP-21-01616 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Trustee, successor by merger to First Union National Bank as Trustee, for Mid-State Trust VIII against Valeshia V. Nesmith, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 11:00 A.M., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, located, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, the same being shown and delineated as Lot 4, Block D containing (1.40) acres, more or less, on a Plat prepared by Lind Hicks & Associates dated March 31, 1992, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 44 at page 348, which Plat is incorporated herein by reference; having such boundaries and measurements as shown thereon, more or less. All measurements being a little more or less. This being the same property conveyed to Valeshia V. Nesmith by deed from Green Tree Servicing LLC dated April 29, 2015 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on May 27, 2015 in Book B-575 at page 1224. TMS No. 166-31-156. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY IS ¬¬908 Boxer Lane, Lake City, SC 29560. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUM-

BRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, 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 Master in Equity may resell 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 will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Master in Equity'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 10.00% per annum. Haigh Porter As Master in Equity for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] ROBINSON GRAY STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: (9/26,10/3,10/10/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO:

2017-CP-21-00063 Rozena Davis, Plaintiff, vs. Minnie Robinson, deceased, Dorothy Robinson, Essie Mae Woodberry, a/k/a Assie May Woodberry, Jackie Wheatfall, Charles Robinson, Grover Giles III, Viola Taylor, Rachel Becoat, S.B. Becoat, G. Fred Becoat, Calvin Becoat, Jimmy Becoat, Queenie Mae Becoat, Henry Anderson Becoat, Wanda, Pam, Sandra Becoat, Henry Allen Becoat, Sheila F. Cusack, Mary Baker and Regina Williams, West Timmons, Josie Timmons, West Timmons, Jr., Carolyn Timmons, Charlotte Timmons, Mary Helen Timmons, Lindell Timmons, Marvin Timmons, Brenda Ceil Timmons, Marshall Becoat, Marilyn Becoat, Timothy Becoat, John Becoat, Willie Becoat, Jr., Marshield Becoat, Jessie Becoat, deceased, Jessie Robinson Garcia, Jacquelyn Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Carolyn Robinson, Donald Robinson, son of Leroy Robinson, deceased, H. Costello Robinson, a/k/a Billy Robinson, Angela, Donald Robinson, son of Leroy Robinson, Jr., deceased, Brenda Gardner, Nancy Cooper, Charles E. Kirkley, Sr., Lucille Jenkins, Debra Robinson, Karen Bryant and if any of the above-named are deceased then any unknown heirs-at-law distributees, devisees, and their spouses, if any, personal representatives, administrators, creditors, and all other persons with any right, title or interest in the real property described herein along with any unknown adults and those persons who may in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class being designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown, and any unborn infants, minors or persons under disability being a class being designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, Defendants. TO: THE DEFEN-

DANTS 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, 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 9, 2018 at 12:12 p.m., for purposes of partitioning the property, as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT Heretofore, on or about October 18, 1977, Minnie J. Robinson died intestate. Plaintiff is informed and believes that her estate was never probated. At her death, Minnie J. Robinson was seized and possessed twenty (20) acres in Florence County (the “Property”), more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in Pamplico School District #19 County of Florence, and State of South Carolina, containing twenty (20) acres, more or less, and being bounded as follows to wit: On the North by lands of A.Z. Robinson, on the West by lands of A. Robinson, and South by lands of Luvenia Robinson, and on the east by lands of now or formerly of Dargan. This being the same property conveyed to Minnie Robinson by deed of W. A. Coleman, dated September 17, 1934, and recorded in Book 46 at Page 416 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS# 00318-02-010 Plaintiff seeks an Order for Partition by Sale. A complete copy

of the complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. September 18, 2018 Florence, South Carolina s/Patrick B. Ford, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm P.O. Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 Phone: (843) 317-4900, Fax: (843) 317-4910 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, Jr., Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, 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 #00318-02-010, 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, Jr., 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, Jr., Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, 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. Florence, South Carolina August 23, 2018 Michael Nettles Presiding Circuit Court Judge (9/26,10/3,10/10/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday, the 18th day of October 2018 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. H-30 Curtis Preston Robinson Household Goods G-21 Laura V. Cordial Household Goods D-28 Laura V. Cordial Household Goods E-31 Thomas Dean McCrea Household Goods C-17 Thomas Dean McCrea Household Goods B-32 Sandy Tawyona Johnson Household Goods F-08 Tina Marie Gainey Household Goods (9/26,10/3/18)





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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

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McLeod Hospice is offering a new “Hospice Volunteering 101” class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff. The volunteer training program will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the McLeod Hospice House located at 1203 E. Cheves Street in Florence. Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice.







Florence School District One staff and students support local law enforcement by wearing blue

Dr. Richard O’Malley, the Superintendent of Florence School District One announced on Friday, October 5, that “We are one is our motto this year to bring us together. However, to help bring our community together and show a tremendous amount of support, I will respectfully ask that everyone wear blue to honor and show our support for our police officers.” Students and staff from Briggs Elementary are featured wearing blue to support local law enforcement.


Florence County Gamecock Club to host fall rally The Florence County Gamecock Club will hold their annual Gamecocks “Fall Rally” on Monday, October 29 at the Floyd Conference Center at Carolinas Hospital System with featured speaker, head Gamecock baseball coach Mark Kingston. A raffle will be held with all proceeds benefiting Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Roger’s BBQ House starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Pre-event tickets are on sale at both of the Micky Finns locations at 194 S. CashuaDrive and 550 Pamplico Hwy. and can also be purchased through one of the FCGC Board of Directors. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults/$25 at the door and $5 for youth 12 and under. For more information, please contact FCGC President Scat Scaturro at 843-6218008.

Local leaders to get a close look at day-to-day school operations through Chamber, Florence One, School Foundation partnership Through a three-way partnership among Florence One, the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and The School Foundation, a program designed for business and community leaders to spend time getting a unique, behind-the-scenes look into schools in Florence One continues in its fourth year. The program, known as the Fellows in Education Program, began with an orientation for its members. During the duration of the program, there are plans for business and community leaders to see first-hand some of the successes and daily challenges educators face in the classroom. Within this program, there will also be an opportunity for interested participants to take part in a “Principal for a Day” exercise where the local leader will spend a portion of the day with a school principal as he or she conducts the duties of running the school. “We are extremely excited about having members of our business community visiting our schools again this year, “said Dr. Richard O’Malley, Superintendent of Florence One Schools. “The commitment on the part of each of

these individuals is greatly appreciated. During these visitations, the Fellows in Education will gain knowledge of the many outstanding school initiatives, as well as the needs and the resources in our schools. Through their in-depth understanding of these outstanding programs, the needs and resources, we believe that they will be better able to serve as advocates for students in Florence One Schools,” he added. Organizers of the program say the ultimate goal of Fellows in Education is to create a cadre of local leaders who will be able to collaborate with policymakers and community members in developing better education policies in the local community. In its third year, the Fellows in Education Class of 2018 held an orientation for group members at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. The first of eight sessions began on Tuesday, October 2nd with a visit to Wallace-Gregg Elementary, and sessions will be held thereafter on the first Tuesday of each month through the month of May at different Florence One schools. For this fourth class of

PICTURED, LOCAL LEADERS AT ORIENTATION OF THE FELLOWS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM Fellows in Education, members of the three-way partnership have again sought after a select group of over twenty community and business leaders whom they believe are civic-minded supporters of the need for expansion of local educational resources. Members of the third group of the Fellows in Education Program include: Derrick Cattenhead, Central United Methodist Church; Kent Caudle, Palmetto Commercial Real Estate; Ryan Connor, Prime Pediatric Dentistry; Gloria Cooper, Cooper & Associ-

ates; Bailey Dabney, Morning News; Joe Edick, A1 Medical Inc.; Nick Foong, Pepsi of Florence and Pee Dee Food Service; Maggie Glover, retired educator and former member of the SC House of Representatives Senator; Kevin Goodwin, SPC Credit Union; Annie Ham, McCall Farms; Yulandra Heyward, retired FMU educator; Debbie Hyler, The School Foundation; Tryon Jones, Florence-Darlington Technical College; Jessica Jordan, Palmetto Pee Dee Behavioral Health; Jerry Keith Jr., Maud & Co. Rehab Services; Christina

Lawson, Florence Area Literacy Council; Doris Lockhart, Accustaff; Brandon Lyles, First Bank; Philip Maenza, The News Journal; Barbara Merrill, Health Facilities Credit Union; Mike Miller, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce; Bryant Moses, Wilson Alumni Association; Teresa Myers-Ervin, Florence City Council; Dr. Richard O’Malley, Florence One Schools; Gregg Parsons, Raldex Hospitality; Tania Patel, Naman Hotels; Tommy Pruitt, Ruiz Foods; Aaron Robinson, Honda of South Carolina; Tiffany Straus,

Hope Health; Don Strickland, PDRTA; Mindy Taylor, Duke Energy; Lauren Vause, Junior League of Florence. For more information contact Debbie Hyler, Executive Director, The School Foundation, dhyler@; Michael Miller, President, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, mmiller@; or Dr. Richard O’Malley, Superintendent, Florence One Schools, romalley@fsd1. org.


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McLeod Emergency Department nurse practitioner receives DAISY Nursing Award McLeod Nurse Practitioner Jason Hewett was named the September DAISY Award recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center on October 1. Hewett was nominated by Kellie James for the care he provided to her 12-yearold niece Sierra James in the Emergency Department following an incident that required multiple stitches. To recognize those nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center who are true examples of nursing excellence, patients, family members and co-workers may nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. “To say that Jason was amazing in caring for Sierra is an absolute understatement,” said James. “Words cannot express our gratitude for his professionalism, compassion, patience, understanding, communication, knowledge, empathy and love shown to her during those hours of care, which extended well beyond his shift.” “For her to have been so frightened being in the Emergency Department, Sierra has begged her mother to go back when it is time to have her stitches removed, wanting only Mr. Jason to do so,” added Harris. “Sierra’s outlook on healthcare could

Left, Jason Hewett with Sierra James. have been very different had he not cared for her that evening. He deserves to be recognized for bestowing exemplary, whole-hearted care to my niece.” About the DAISY Nursing Award The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Nurses may be nominated for their strong clinical skills and the compassionate

care they provide. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or can be found at www. Recipients of the DAISY Award are chosen by the DAISY committee, led by nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” The honoree is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

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On October 22, 1959, the last “Big Thursday” football contest between Clemson and South Carolina was played. The tradition began in 1896. That year, South Carolina College faced Clemson College at the state fairgrounds in Columbia on Thursday, November 12th. Following that, the teams met each fall, always on Thursday, with the exception of seven years between 1902 and 1910. There was a riot following the contest in 1902 and the game was sus-

pended. But in the years after 1910, the popular event, still held on a Thursday, was known as the State Fair Classic and attracted thousands of fans. The popularity of the event grew along with the institutions as they transitioned from colleges into universities. In 1934, the University of South Carolina constructed a new stadium. The arena could seat 17,000 and was adjacent to the state fairground. Each year the game was played at that location and the crowds steadily increased. By 1957, the number in attendance was estimated at 44,000.

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As attendance and enthusiasm grew, several traditions were established. Each year on the Tuesday before the game, Clemson students held a mock funeral for the University of South Carolina’s Gamecock on their campus. In Columbia, the Clemson Tiger was burned the night before the game. The event became so popular that schools and businesses in Columbia and across the state closed for the day. Those in attendance dressed in their finest, brought a picnic, and enjoyed a day at the fair. In 1956 the game took on a bit more seriousness as the two teams, both unbeaten in their conference, vied for a spot at the Orange Bowl. Tickets for this game were in such demand that rumor holds that funeral directors in Columbia received calls asking if any of their recent customers might be ticketholders. After a long day, Clemson won 7-0. Columbia was delighted with the crowds that flocked to the capital each year to see the game. However, in the late 1950s, Clemson began to see an advantage in playing on home turf. The 1959 game would be the last as the two schools moved to the tradition of meeting at the end of the season on alternating campuses. Clemson won the last “Big Thursday” game, 27 to 0. The series ended with the Tigers at a 33-21-3 lead.

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Former Stinger David Parkinson named Phillies’ MiLB Pitcher of the Year Former Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Stinger pitcher, David Parkinson was named the Philadelphia Phillies’ MiLB Pitcher of the Year following the conclusion of the 2018 season. The left-handed pitcher was awarded the Phillies’ prestigious Paul Owens Award for his accomplishments. Parkinson is a 22-yearold pitcher for the Clearwater Threshers, which is the Phillies’ Advanced-A MiLB team. The Henrico, Virginia native also played for the clubhouse’s Low-A Lakewood BlueClaws this year as well. Throughout the 2018 season, Parkinson finished with a 1.45 ERA, which was the lowest in the MiLB. He went 8-1 while pitching for the Lakewood BlueClaws and 3-0 on the mound pitching for the Clearwater Threshers. During the 124.1 innings that he pitched in 2018, Parkinson struck out 141 players and only allowed five homeruns, 20 earned runs, 91 hits and 35 walks. The prestigious Paul Owens Award that was presented to Parkinson is given to the Phillies’ top MiLB player and pitcher. The award is named after the late Paul Owens who worked with the organization for 48 years. While with the Phillies, Owens served in many roles. “Winning the Paul Owens Award this year has been an incredible honor, and I’m very humbled to have been able to accept it,” Parkinson said. “I was very blessed with a lot of good coaching and a lot of good teammates along the way that allowed me to learn more about the game in one year than I ever would have anticipated. I’ve been incredibly blessed with all the opportunities and paths that God has led me down and allowing me to continue to live out my dream.” Parkinson pitched for FDTC’s baseball team in 2015. While on the mound for the Tech Stingers, he made 12 appearances, pitching for 61.2 innings. Parkinson finished out his time with the Tech Stingers with 62 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA. “Playing at FlorenceDarlington Tech has really been a turning point for my career,” Parkinson said. “I came from not being highly recruited out of high school and a kid, to finding myself as a person and a player at Flo-Dar. I couldn’t be more

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Student leaders from 31 South Carolina Independent School Association schools, including Florence Christian School and The King's Academy, held their fall conference recently at the State House in Columbia.

DAVID PARKINSON, FORMER FLORENCEDARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE STINGER grateful for the opportunity that McDonald gave me in playing for the Stingers. I really learned how to be an independent young man and take care of my business without having someone to look over my shoulder. That has definitely trickled into my career in the long haul and has made me a very determined player and person. It has made me want to work harder than everyone else, and I’ll continue to try to do so.” Following the 2015 season, Parkinson transferred to the University of Mississippi, where he was drafted by the Phillies in Round 12 of the MLB Draft in 2017.

Florence Christian School and The King’s Academy attend conference the State House ORANGEBURG – Elected student leaders from members of the South Carolina Independent School Student Association recently held their fall conference in the House of Representatives Chambers at the State House in Columbia. The students attend schools in South Carolina and Georgia, including Florence Christian School, and The King’s Academy. While in session at the State House, the students held their general meeting, which included discussions on the student exchange program, the Student Council of the Year, the National Honor Society of the Year and the 2019 Spring Convention. Additionally, during a development session, students introduced and

debated resolutions, heard an explanation of student exchange week, discussed the headmasters’ paper, and heard the student exchange pairings. Students interested in running for a SCISSA office during the 2019 Spring Convention were allowed to speak with and question the present elected officials of the association. The South Carolina Independent School Student Association officers for 2018-2019 are Chandler Lawson, President, Florence Christian School; Addie Wright, First Vice-President, Calhoun Academy, St. Matthews; Mason Boney, Second Vice-President, Orangeburg Preparatory Schools; Dylan Matthews, Recording Secretary, W. Wyman King Academy,

Batesburg; Joey Carlisle, Treasurer, Clarendon Hall, Summerton; May Rogan, Historian, Clarendon Hall, Natalie Cabit, Parliamentarian, Curtis Baptist School, Augusta, and Kaia Thomson, Corresponding Secretary, Florence Christian School. “Student leaders from both South Carolina and Georgia participated in a parliamentary exercise to debate critical issues facing their schools from the floor of the historic South Carolina State House.” SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan said. “This activity, accompanied with the educational foundations provided by our member schools, offers these students a hands-on example of how the democratic process actually operates within the state and federal govern-

mental systems. Our goal is to make the participants of this program better leaders and better citizens for the future of our great country.” 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.

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Casey Humber, Store Manager of Lidl, made care packages for the City of Florence Police department and the County of Florence Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, October 4.The care packages had coffee, energy drinks, fresh fruits, four dozen cookies, and flowers for the officers. Humber stated that he wanted to thank both departments on behalf of Lidl for all the hard work that they do for the community.

William M. Mingus III, also known as Trey, is the newest member of the The News Journal team. Mingus will be our new advertising consultant. Mingus is originally from Mobile, Alabama. He moved to Florence in April with his spouse. He is a fan of Auburn football and video games. He has three dogs and two cats. He is an avid traveller. He

recently spent three months in Ireland. One of his favorite places travel is to Key West, Florida. He has experience working in sales, marketing and advertisement. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Auburn University in Marketing and Advertising with a minor in psychology. He is looking forward to the opportunity to get to know the community of Florence as he works to fulfill their advertising needs.

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