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West Florence’s Nicole Scipio was both surprised and overjoyed upon hearing her name announced as the 2019-20 Florence 1 Schools Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during the 18th annual School Foundation Gala at Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology Building on Oct.
22. Florence 1 Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley made the announcement. Scipio was chosen over three outstanding Honor Roll Teachers: Susan Bigham of Timrod Elementary School, Katharine Bobbitt of Royall Elementary School, and Valerie Church of McLaurin Elementary School. See TEACHER, Page 3A
Florence 1 Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley, left, with the 2019-20 Teacher of the Year, Nicole Scipio of West Florence High School.
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‘She wants to make a difference’ School Foundation honors Snowden as distinguished graduate
NAME: Michael G. Hawkins HOMETOWN: Originally from Porterville, Calif., but has lived in Florence for 49 years. Family: Wife, Kim, and two children. OCCUPATION: Associate Athletic Director for Communication Services at Francis Marion. HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTEREST: Sports, working with Helping Florence Flourish. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: Not too big, not too small. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? My parents.
Nancy C.G. Snowden, the chief executive officer and founder of NCGS, Inc. and a 1973 graduate of West Florence High School, was recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Graduate during the School Foundation’s annual Celebration Gala on Oct. 22.
“Overwhelming” and “humbling” were the two words that came to mind for Nancy C.G. Snowden as she stepped to the podium after being introduced as the 2019 Distinguished Graduate during the School Foundation’s 18th annual Celebration Gala Oct. 22 at Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology Building. The theme of the 2019 gala was “Entrepreneurship: The Bridge to Success.” Snowden, a 1973 West Florence High School graduate, is the chief executive officer and founder of NCGS, Inc., a contract research organization that functions as a high-level professional consultant to the healthcare industry. The company, founded in 1984, is based out Charleston. Since its inception, NCGS has supported the approval of 80 products to get on the market, affecting millions of people. In 2017, Charleston Business Magazine named See SNOWDEN, Page 5A
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O B I T UA RY Michael Shaw Michael Dennis Shaw, 63, formerly of Marion, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Born in Glendale, Ariz., he is the son of Bobby Joe Shaw and stepmother, Diane Beasley Shaw of Donalds, and of the late Betty Sue Smith Henderson. He was formerly a high school history teacher in Dillon. Shaw is survived by his father; a daughter, Megan Metz of Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister, Donna Turner (Mickey) of Marion; a brother, Kevin Shaw (Melanie) of Belton; two nephews; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc., www.havenofrest.cc/donate, or 219 West Whitner Street, Anderson, S.C., 29624.
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MIDWAY DINER: The old Midway Diner is shown in this postcard from 1950. The Midway Diner, Midway Truck Stop and Midway Motel were located on U.S. highways 301 and 76 in Florence County, 14 miles north of the city of Florence. The businesses were named as such because it was said to be the midpoint between New York City and Miami.
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Bids for the Art for the Cure auction at The Manor Senior Living Community will be taken through Friday.
Senior living center hosting Art for a Cure The Manor Senior Living Community is presently holding its annual Art for a Cure silent auction week. The auction will be open through Friday. Residents, family members, friends, staff, and members of the public are invited to view and bid on these works of art. Included in the auction are 82 paintings and crafts. Nearly all of the artwork and crafts were made or donated by residents of the
Manor or members of the local community. There are also two paintings from a famous local artist. All proceeds go toward The Manor’s team fundraising total for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 2. The Manor Senior Living Community is located at 2100 Twin Church Road in Florence. Contact them at (843) 6640700, or visit www.themanorseniorliving.com.
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The Medical University of South Carolina welcomes Christina O’Malley as External Affairs Lead for the MUSC Health Florence Division. In this role, she will establish partnerships with key external stakeholders in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina to drive effective collaboration. Based in Florence and an active O’MALLEY member of the local community, O’Malley will be responsible for connecting MUSC’s clinical, research, and education expertise to the community. She will be primarily focused on building relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with employers, non-profit organizations, civic leaders, and economic development organizations. O’Malley will also be charged with
extending MUSC’s strategic partnerships with industry like Siemens Healthineers and Medtronic to the MUSC Health Florence Division. Prior to joining MUSC, O’Malley served as senior vice president at a health care foundation that supported a local health system. There she set strategic direction and provided daily operational leadership for the foundation. Prior to entering the healthcare field, O’Malley established a diverse range of business skills through her leadership roles in pharmaceutical, software and marketing/communications companies, as well as state government. Throughout her career, she has shared her broad expertise as a volunteer and board member of numerous non-profit organizations. O’Malley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pa.
Church celebrates anniversary Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church invites the public to join them in celebrating the congregation’s 134th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker for
the event will be Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 112 Deep River Street in Lake City. The Rev. Amiri B. Hooker serves as pastor.
Roland Edward “Eddie” Kennedy III, 54, passed away Oct. 23. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Christal Jones King passed away Oct. 24. CainCalcutt Funeral Home. Howard Franklin Kirby, 69, passed away Oct. 24. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Caleb O’Quinn Lutz, 18, passed away Oct. 22. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Byron Alexander McWhite, 35, passed away Oct. 21. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Allie Dease Ellerbe Wanzer, 84, passed away Oct. 23. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Gregory Scott Reynolds, 50, passed away Oct. 25. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Doris Buehler Sheehan, 94, passed away Oct. 22. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Charles “Charlie” Socorelis, 61, passed away Oct. 23. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Dr. Arthur H. Smith, 93, passed away Oct. 24. Belk Funeral Home. Leona Black Tedder, 77, passed away Oct. 27. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Lawrence Major Welch, 85,passed away Oct. 24. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home.
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The teacher of the year application process required the teacher of the year from each school within the district to complete an application packet. Teachers whose application packets received the highest scores from a committee of four people chosen by the district became honor roll teachers. The honor roll teachers underwent classroom observations and personal interviews by the committee members. The honor roll teachers as well as the teachers of the year from each school were recognized during the gala. They are Jeff Murrie, Briggs Elementary; Mary Ellen Baker, Carver Elementary; Danielle O’Neal, Lucy T. Davis Elementary; Julie Shealy; Delmae Elementary; Connie Nettles, Dewey Carter Elementary; Troy Biddy, Florence Career Center; Kim Reynolds, Greenwood Elementary; Melanie Padgett, Lester Elementary; Shatoya Mouzon, John W. Moore Intermediate; Lisa Slone, North Vista Elementary; Jacqueline Farmer, Rush Academy; Hayley Taylor, Savannah Grove Elementary; Lowandra Sims, WallaceGregg; Vikki Cross, Sneed Middle; Dawn Gray, Southside Middle; Diane Duncan, Williams Middle; Ross Hill, South Florence High; and Jarrod Deas, Wilson High. Also recognized were the district’s Principal of the Year, Michelle McBride of Henry Timrod Elementary, and Assistant Principal of the Year, Ginger Baggette of Delmae Elementary School. As teacher of the year, Scipio said she believes the entire community has a role in public education, including teachers, parents, community leaders, community members, professionals and employers and entrepreneurs. “Imagine what our students could do if they had the support of the entire community, “said Scipio. “I encourage all stakeholders to call the schools and reach out and ask what they can do today.” Nichole Scipio explains her path to becoming a classroom teacher began with an original desire to work in the medical field. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’ degree in Biology, she began substitute teaching. “I enjoyed every day with the students,” said Scipio, “then I followed through to pursue a teaching career in the Critical Needs Program as a
biology and physical science teacher.” Scipio said she found teaching fulfilling for the next three years and obtained a teaching certificate through Program of Alternative Certification of Educators (PACE), a collaboration between Coastal Carolina University and the S.C. Department of Education. “I (still) longed to see what else was out there, turned in my resignation, and pursued a career in pharmaceutical sales,” said Scipio. “For ten years as a pharmaceutical representative, I interacted with medical professionals of all types, traveled all over the United States and won awards for achieving sales goals. However, my most fulfilling moments were the times when I ran into my students whom I had previously taught while serving those three years in the classroom. After ten years in pharmaceutical sales, I believed it was time for a change.” Scipio made a general comparison of her work in pharmaceutical sales and her service as a teacher. “Pharmaceutical sales allowed me to have an indirect impact on patient outcomes,” she said. “However, teaching allowed me to directly impact one student at a time by using my selling skills to get them to buy into a successful plan.” Scipio said she returned to the classroom at West Florence High armed with the knowledge that education was where she belonged and where she could have the most impact using her talents. A product of a long line of educators, Scipio explained how she became to admire the profession based on her family members’ experiences. “To see the admiration in the eyes of their former students and the genuine concern for their former students’ wellbeing is something that cannot be described, but only witnessed first-hand,” Scipio said. “To observe those interactions growing up and to now have those interactions myself is why education is my passion.” Scipio has worked at West Florence High School since 2012 serving as a biology teacher, a physical science teacher, and currently serves as the Project Lead the Way Human Body Systems and Lead STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) teacher at the school. “I believe that my role as a teacher has strengthened the teaching profession in the eyes
KATHERINE BOBBITT of parents and the community,” Scipio said. “I find it an honor to meet parents who have so much to share about what their children have experienced in my classroom,” said Scipio. “As a Project Lead the Way teacher, I have the opportunity to meet community members who visit my classroom. During their visits, community members usually engage in the lesson and leave with a better understanding of what teachers do in the classroom each day. These interactions with parents and community members provide a better understanding of what it is to be the teacher who fosters support and involvement.” This support and involvement from parents and the community improve overall student outcomes, she added. West Florence High Principal Matthew Dowdell applauds Scipio’s connection to her students. “Ms. Scipio is the type of teacher I want teaching my own children,” Dowdell said. “She is fun and engaging in the classroom and builds a rapport with students that makes them want to achieve their best.” Students in Scipio’s classroom speak admiringly of their STEM teacher. “She allows us to think for ourselves and to figure things out on our own, and I believe that’s important because that is what we will have to do in the future,” said senior Dashanti Price of Scipio. “Ms. Scipio genuinely cares about every single student whether he is barely passing or a straight A student,” said senior Jordan Cook. “She is down to earth and very willing to help,” said Meagan Reeves, “and I think that’s admirable. “Ms. Scipio is a fantastic teacher,” exclaimed senior Christopher Blakeney-Brigman.
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Scipio explains her philosophy of teaching in this way: “To teach today’s students one must first reach today’s students. They must understand
how the content is relevant to their lives, and it must be presented in a manner that the students will find interesting. From very first day of class, I
establish that I am there for them to leave my class with a better understanding of how they learn and how science impacts every aspect of their lives. Learning is made fun through the inclusion of all students, interactive activities, mutual respect and the freedom to laugh at our own mistakes.” After being announced as Florence One’s 2019020 Teacher of the Year, Scipio was presented with a check for $1,000 by Scott Mitchell and Chip Munn of Signature Wealth Strategies. Scipio will then vie for the title of South Carolina Teacher of the Year and has until December to complete a state application packet. The S.C. Teacher of the Year will be announced in May of next year.
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Rise in domestic violence cases a cause for alarm Amidst all of the pink ribbons recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, purple ribbons representing domestic violence awareness often get overlooked. Stating that October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month simply does not seem justifiable. Domestic violence is just as serious a problem and deserves just as much attention. It’s important that we recognize the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities and stand up for victims and survivors. According to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault web site, www.sccadvasa.org, domestic violence occurs “when one person, in an intimate partner relationship, uses abuse to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner.” Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and financial. No matter what form it takes, abuse usually does not get better on its own and typically gets worse over time. Locally, the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault is a nonprofit volunteer organization that is dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse. The coalition serves seven Pee Dee counties - Florence, Darlington, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Dillon, and Williamsburg. Satellite centers are located in each of these counties where services are available 24 hours a day. The coalition offers numerous programs to assist victims in both short and long term recovery. The coalition operates emergency shelters at nondisclosed locations where mothers and children can come to be safe from fighting and violence. The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day with people who understand the confusion, pain, shame, as well as love, that trap partners in a cycle of violence. They are people who know how to listen without judging and how to offer practical help. They don’t promise solutions, but give victims the space and support to see new options. While the primary purpose of the shelter is to provide a safe house for victims of domestic violence, it also offers structured programs for all residents, including counseling about the complicated issues surrounding violence in the home, support groups for women and children, court accompaniment, and advocacy regarding housing, education, legal matters. The Pee Dee Coalition offers a 24-hour, toll-free Crisis Line at (800) 273-1820, and a local hotline at (843) 669-4600. What is vitally important for anyone who feels they are being abused to know is that you are not alone and you have options. There are people out there like the Pee Dee Coalition who care and can offer you safety and help.
The Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is a non-profit organization which relies on grants and contributions from the public. To make a contribution, you may mail checks made payable to the Pee Dee Coalition to P.O. Box 1351, Florence, S.C., 29503-1351. You may also donate online at www.peedeecoalition.org/donate.
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Ghost stories of the Pee Dee Ready to get your spook on? In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to share a few ghost stories from around the Pee Dee. There is little or no truth to any of these tales, although I’m sure some out there would swear on their mother’s grave that the stories are true. True or not, just hearing them can cause a few goose bumps to rise on your arm or make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. For the record, these accounts are taken from the book, “Ghosts of the Pee Dee,” written by author Tally Johnson. Capt. Blakeney’s Cemetery Captain John Blakeney served in North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. He died at the age of 100 in 1832 and was buried in the family cemetery in the Dudley community of Chesterfield County. The cemetery is located near the intersection of S.C. 9 and U.S. 601. It is said that after nightfall, visitors can hear deceased Blakeney family members rustling about between the gravestones. Several have reported getting a case of the cold chills. Johnson Road Light Venture down Johnson Road behind Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church in Jefferson and wait until just after dusk. Gaze toward the
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begging for help. The complex is located near Greenlawn Cemetery and some say unmarked graves were disturbed when the apartments were first built. That could explain the restless spirits. Ghost of Madeline Savage
brush near Black Creek, not far from the Old Johnson place, and it is said you’ll be able to see an eerie glowing light. Locals have said the light serves as a death omen for those who see it. Lamar High Legend Local legend has it that a former star girls’ basketball player for the school still haunts the gymnasium. The story goes that the young lady was killed in a car wreck and returns to the sight of her glory days on the anniversary of her death. A young lady by the name of Courtney Bell played at Lamar. She also died in a car wreck during her senior year. Her jersey is still displayed in the school’s trophy case. Lincoln Village Apartments The former apartment complex in Hartsville closed in the late 1970s. It is said the reason the complex was shuttered is because residents complained that they would awaken in the middle of the night to the sound of babies crying and adult voices
For years, Coker University students have been told the ghost of a former student still haunts Memorial Hall, the campus’ oldest residence hall. Madeline Savage was an actual student at Coker in the 1920s. One version of Madeline’s story is that she had a tryst with a faculty member and ended up pregnant. Distraught, she hung herself in Memorial Hall and her ghost still walks its halls. The real Madeline Savage transferred from Coker during her junior year. She died rather uneventfully in 1978. Montrose Cemetery The legend of “Montrose” at Lowther’s Hill Cemetery in Darlington dates all the way back to the 1950’s. The tale is told of an eight-foot ghost that haunts the cemetery in the Darlington County town of Mechanicsville. It is said that children were murdered in the cemetery by a man named “Montrose” and their spirits still haunt the place. Visitors insist they can hear the children cry-
ing. Some have described feelings of fear and nausea as they walked through the graveyard. “Cold spots” have also been reported. The Bingham Lights No list of local ghost stories would be complete without the eerie swinging lights of Bingham. People have reported seeing a light similar to that of a swinging lantern in the distance near the town’s cemetery. If you call out, it is said the light changes colors, turning from white to red. One tale says the light belongs to a man who went out looking for his children during a blizzard in the 1800s. The man and his children are said to have perished in the storm. Legend has it that his spirit is still searching for his lost children. Another tale is of a railroad worker who was beheaded by a passing train one night while trying to fix the tracks. It is he who holds the light (lantern) as he searches for his missing head. Locals say if you cry out, “Bill Bingham, I’ve found your head,” the light (lantern) will change colors. Scared yet? There are plenty more where these came from. Have a safe and happy Halloween.
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The unsung colors of Autumn “I need to get out of the South. Fall here is no good.” A woman from California said that. I don’t get the criticism. Fall in the Kingdom of Grits can be mighty pretty. And even if fall color is flat now and then, four distinct seasons bless the South with cadence and beauty. Not so in some places. Most of Florida has one season, summer, and the North has a long winter I can do without. I’m fine with the seasons between the 31st and 36th parallels, thank you. Without doubt, leaves reign as fall’s superstars, and about this time of year leaves begin their anticipated change from ordinary to extraordinary. That green pigment, chlorophyll, fades to free colors, and the curtain rises on a dramatic spectacle known as Fall Color, playwright, Mother Nature. Weather forecasters predict fall color and people check online maps that track peak colors for pilgrimages into the mountains where multicolored valleys and peaks dazzle and daze. But what about fall’s unheralded performers? Unsung fall color brings beauty as well, even
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here in the flatlands. About this time of year I see lots of yellow butterflies. The color of a pat of butter, cloudless sulphur butterflies flutter along roads and highways. Generally you’ll be driving east to west or west to east and you’ll notice they tend to fly south. Migrating they are. For me, these yellow beauties signify the coming of fall as surely as the reddening of maple leaves, as surely as purple muscadines and gold, brown-flecked scuppernongs. Another unsung beauty come fall is a cotton field pearled over with white bolls. Gaze at a cotton field stretching out beneath a deep blue sky and you see yet another majestic fall setting. Along the roadside skirting that field don’t be surprised if you see goldenrod. Green with its pure gold head, it’s a fall beauty. It’s edible too, but don’t confuse goldenrod with ragweed. They’re different species. Goldenrod, to me,
is landlocked sea oats. They wave their flaxen crowns with dignity and grace. Need more unsung autumnal beauty? How about fog rising from ponds, rivers, and lakes? I love to see wisps of fog drifting like spirits over water. As cool air passes over warm water, here comes fog drifting in a spectral and ephemeral way, on little cat feet wrote the poet. Down Lowcountry way another unsung beauty blesses autumn. Marshes turn golden and when you lay all that gold laced through by blue creeks beneath an indigo sky you get a Lowcountry like no other. Deep-blue skies. They reign over us as a dome of fall splendor. As fall falls away, here’s another unsung beauty. Frost. Across your windshield its feathery crystals etch intricate designs, upon leaves it lays down a glaze like rime, and like the thinnest layer of snow it turns rooftops into wintry slopes. Vanishes as soon as the sun strikes it. So, Miss Californian, we have eye-appeal aplenty down South come fall. And while bright and colorful leaves are hard to beat, fall
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blesses us with subtle loveliness as well. Don’t let red maple leaves blind you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you’re advised to keep your eyes open to fall’s unsung colors.
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Cadet Davis earns ring at The Citadel
Jebaily announces candidacy
A 2016 graduate of Wilson High School, Cadet 2nd Lieutenant John “Tre’” Davis III was presented his ring during a recent ceremony at The Citadel.
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Snowden as one of the 50 most influential people in Charleston. “We are thrilled to honor Nancy as our 2019 distinguished graduate,” said Debbie Hyler, executive director of The School Foundation. “Nancy’s vision to improve the lives of countless individuals through clinical research is truly a testament that goals can be attained by hard work and dedication.”
In introducing her good friend, Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley praised Snowden for the contributions she and her company have made to many charities and organizations, including Trident Technical College, the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. “She believes in education,” Thornley said. She wants to make a difference
on this planet.” In a video presentation, Jennifer Snowden said “tenacity” is one of her mother’s favorite words. She described her mother as a “self-made and driven person who inspires other people to be their best.” As its 2019 Distinguished Graduate, the School Foundation presented Snowden with a beautiful Waterford vase.
Local attorney and City Council member George Jebaily announced last week his intention to run for mayor.
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant John “Tre’” Davis III, recently received his ring during The Citadel’s 2019 Ring Ceremony. The ceremony signifies the culmination of the physical training and rigorous academic study as required by cadets at The Citadel. In order to participate in the ring ceremony, cadets must have a specific academic classification, met a required cumulative grade point average, passed the Cadet Corps physical fitness test, and met all height and weight requirements. The Citadel’s ring ceremony also represents the strong tie between the State and the College, and the ideals which the college was founded. Almost every feature of the ring is symbolic of a goal or an attainment of past members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Cadet 2nd Lt. Davis is a 2016 graduate of Wilson High School and a senior at The Citadel. He is the son of Sheila and John Davis II.
Local attorney and Florence City Councilman George Jebaily announced his candidacy for mayor on Oct. 18 to a crowd of approximately 75 enthusiastic supporters. “Since 2014, I have been truly honored and blessed to represent the citizens of the City of Florence as an at-large city councilman,” said Jebaily. “Today, I announce my candidacy for the office of mayor of the great city of Florence. I am proud of the tremendous progress we have made to our downtown, to key neighborhoods, in our parks and through the creation of new recreation facilities, leading to a better quality of life for
all the citizens in our community.” Jebaily is the first to announce his candidacy since present Mayor Stephen Wukela announced that he will not seek a fourth term. “Our vison will elevate Florence through vigorously pursuing economic development, expanding the redevelopment of our downtown, investing in the renewal of our neighborhoods, supporting educational opportunities through partnerships, addressing the lack of funding for city roads and storm water infrastructure improvements,” said Jebaily, Florence’s mayoral election will be held in November of 2020.
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INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 150 .........................................STATEWIDE 200..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215...............................................EVENTS 216..................................................TRIPS 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
NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-01007 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC vs. James C. Jordan, III, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DESIGNATED AS LOT 5 ON A MAP OF THE CLOISTERS SUBDIVISION BY LIND HICKS & ASSOCIATES SURVEYORS, INC. DATED MAY 7, 1985 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 24 AT PAGE 21. SAID LOT IS MORE FULLY SHOWN AND DELINEATED BY A PLAT PREPARED BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES SURVEYORS, INC. DATED JULY 2, 2003 RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 81 AT PAGE 389. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE EAST BY DAMON DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF NINETY FOUR AND EIGHTY NINE HUNDREDTHS (94.89) FEET; ON THE NORTH BY LOT #32 LONG LEAF SUBDIVISION, MEASURING THEREON ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN AND NINETY HUNDREDTHS (157.90) FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT #6 AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, MEASURING THEREON ONE HUNDRED FIFTYSEVEN AND NINETY HUNDREDTHS (157.90) FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT #12 AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, MEASURING THEREON NINETYFOUR AND NINETY-TWO
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
HUNDREDS (94.92) FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES C. JORDAN, III BY DEED OF JOHN A. NEXSEN, JR. AND SUSAN NEXSEN DATED MAY 11, 2018 AND RECORDED MAY 14, 2018 IN BOOK 745 AT PAGE 1730 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2101 Damon Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 01506-01-005 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 non-compliance. 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% 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 (10/16,10/23,10/30/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-02423 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, in trust for registered holders of First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF2 vs. Louise Dubose Frierson; Louise Dubose Frierson, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Melvin Frierson; Emmanuel Frierson; Gregory Frierson; Isaac C. Harris; Angela Thigpen; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 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 CITY OF QUINBY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 27, BLOCK F, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF QUINBY ESTATES SUBDIVISION BY R. C. HIGGINS, C. E. DATED JANUARY 5, 1953, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK J AT PAGE 42 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN AND
DESIGNATED ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR LARRY A. TUCKER AND CHARLOTTE M. TUCKER BY LIND SURVEYING CO., INC. DATED OCTOBER 23, 1979, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 18 AT PAGE 883. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM DONALD W. MATHER TO MELVIN FRIERSON AND LOUISE DUBOSE FRIERSON BY DEED DATED JULY 25, 1988 AND RECORDED JULY 29, 1988 IN BOOK A-288 AT PAGE 1561 IN THE ROD OFFICE FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 115 Wildwood Drive, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 90136-05-003 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 4.875% 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 (10/16,10/23,10/30/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-00172 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006BC5 vs. Keith A. Smalls;
Misty M. Smalls, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 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, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 131, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF OLDE MILL SUBDIVISION, PHASE III PREPARED BY NESBITT SURVEYING COMPANY, INC., DATED JULY 9, 2001 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 77, PAGE 108 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA; REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KEITH A. SMALLS AND MISTY M. SMALLS BY DEED OF LESLIE TANNER, SAID DEED HAVING BEEN RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY ON MARCH 31, 2006. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1066 Rock Creek Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 18013-01-016 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3% 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 (10/16,10/23,10/30/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-01168 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of James Dowdy, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 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, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT #21, BLOCK T, SHOWN ON A PLAT OF GLENDALE ACRES SUBDIVISION, SECTION THREE MADE BY BANKS & POWERS, REG. SUR., DATED DECEMBER 10, 1960, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK U AT PAGE 78, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: ON THE EAST BY FENWICK CIRCLE ON WHICH IT FRONTS AND MEASURES 80 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK T, ON WHICH IT MEASURES 159.2 FEET; ON THE WEST BY LOTS 8, 9 AND 10, BLOCK T ON WHICH IT MEASURES 130 FEET; AND ON THE NORTH BY LOT 22, BLOCK T ON WHICH IT MEASURES 148.5 FEET, ALL AS SHOWN ON A PLAT MADE BY M. E. LIND, JR., REG. SUR. DATED AUGUST 21, 1968. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES DOWDY BY DEED OF JUDY M. HARPER AND DONALD FREDERICK HARPER DATED FEBRUARY 8, 1996 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 8, 1996 IN BOOK A457 AT PAGE 2508 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 307 North Fenwick Circle, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90163 03 008 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
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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 7.5% 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 (10/16,10/23,10/30/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-03202 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: NewRez LLC, F/K/A New Penn Financial, LLC, D/B/A Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing vs. Lemont Lighty, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON,, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SCHOOL DISTRICT 1, BEING MORE PA R T I C U L A R LY DESCRIBED AS LOT 28, BLOCK B, ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK Q AT PAGE 55, FLORENCE COUNTY RECORDS. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF METES AND BOUNDS. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LEMONT LIGHTY BY DEED OF BEDROCK PROPERTIES OF SC, INC. DATED MARCH 31, 2015 AND FILED FOR RECORD IN DEED BOOK B568 AT PAGE 673 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF FLORENCE COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3826 Pebble Rd, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00751-01-028 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 non-compliance. 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 3.875% 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 (10/16,10/23,10/30/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First Reliance Bank vs. Joann G. Talbott, Discover Bank, and Troy Capital, LLC, Defendants, CA# 2019-CP-21-00751, I, the undersigned, will sell on November 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 212, as shown on a certain map of Hampton Pointe Subdivision, Phase IV, by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated November 30, 1994 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 55 at page 450. Reference is also made to a map made for Peter Coultas and Winifred Coultas by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated January 31, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 63 at page 291. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to JoAnn G. Talbott by deed of David A. Beldyk and Karen W. Beldyk recorded September 4, 2001 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A646 at Page 2559. Property address: 208 Amesbury Point, Florence, SC 29501 TMS # 07411-01-034 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) 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 time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/ Haigh Porter Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Florence, SC September 10, 2019 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (10/16,10/23,10/30/19) ORDER FOR DELIVERY OF NOTICE OF INFORMATION TO HEIRS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NUMBER: 2019-ES-21-00548 ELIZABETH GOFORTH SIMONS, (DECEDENT) EX PARTE: REESE C. GRAHAM, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE This matter is before me on motion of Larry G. Reddeck, Attorney for the Personal Representative of the Estate of Elizabeth Goforth Simons. The Decedent died testate on May 24, 2019 and the Will of the Decedent has been filed. The devisees have received the Information to Heirs and Devisees by First Class Mail. The Personal Representative seeks to deliver notice of the Information to Heirs and Devisees to the heirs-at-law of the Decedent, who are not named as beneficiaries in the Will, as required by S.C. Code Ann. §62-3-705, by publication. Based upon the Affidavit of Larry G. Reddeck, it appears that the Decedent’s heirs-at-law are: (1) All of the issue of Preston (Bud) Goforth (DOD 12/28/1935) and Mary Elizabeth Ann Ormand Gorforth (DOD 2/04/1928), the paternal
grandparents of the Decedent, living on May 24, 2019; and (2) All of the issue of Reese Harrell Graham (DOD 6/04/1926) and Elizabeth Jane Gaskins Graham (DOD 4/15/1924), the maternal grandparents of the Decedent, living on May 24, 2019. It appears to the satisfaction of the Court from the Affidavit of Larry G. Reddeck that there has been a diligent effort to ascertain the names, whereabouts and addresses of the heirs-atlaw of the Decedent. It also appears that a complete list of the names and addresses of those heirsat-law are not readily available to the Personal Representative. I find that this Court has the authority to order the publication in this matter based upon S.C. Code Ann. §62-1-401, together with S.C. Code Ann. §62-1-103, S.C. Code Ann. §15-9-710 and the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 4 and Rule 81. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that this Order and the attached Information to Heirs and Devisees for The Estate of Elizabeth Goforth Simons be delivered and served upon the heirs at law by publication. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the publication be made in the Florence News Journal, a newspaper in the County of Florence, which is the County most likely to give notice to the persons to be notified and served, as well as publication in the Georgetown Times in Georgetown County and publication in The Fort Mill Times in York County, being the other two (2) counties in which the Decedent owned real property, and with the publication being for at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in each of the above-referenced counties. The Honorable Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr. Judge of Probate October 7, 2019 FLORENCE, SC INFORMATION TO HEIRS AND DEVISEES IN THE MATTER OF: ELIZABETH GOFORTH SIMONS (Decedent) To: All issue of Preston (Bud) Goforth and Mary Elizabeth Ann Ormand Goforth, paternal grandparents of the Decedent, living at the death of the Decedent on May 24, 2019; and To: All issue of Reese Harrell Graham and Elizabeth Jane Gaskins Graham, maternal grandparents of the Decedent, living at the death of the Decedent on May 24, 2019. On June 28, 2019, Application was made to the Probate Court of Florence County at 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, for the INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT in the above matter. The application was granted to Reese C. Graham on June 28, 2019. The Decedent’s Will dated June 16, 2009 was presented. Bond HAS NOT been filed. This notice is being sent to persons who have or may have some interest in the estate. Please note: This form is required to be sent to all potential heirs of the Decedent. Receipt of this form does not mean that you will inherit from the Decedent. You may review the file in the Probate Court or see an attorney if you desire further information. Applicant/Personal Representative: REESE C. GRAHAM, PO BOX 477, SCRANTON, SC 29591, 843-687-0098 Attorney for Personal Representative: LARRY G. REDDECK, PO BOX 699, LAKE CITY, SC 29560 843-374-8511 (10/16,10/23,1030/19)
SUMMONS (Deficiency Judgment Demanded) (Mortgage Foreclosure) Non-Jury STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2019-CP-21-02217 First Citizens Bank & Trust Company Plaintiff, -vsGlen Coleman aka Glen E. Coleman, Jr. aka Glen Edward Coleman Jr. and SC Housing Corp., Defendant(s) TO THE DEFENDANT(S), GLEN COLEMAN AKA GLEN E. COLEMAN JR AKD GLEN EDWARD COLEMAN JR. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 1640 St. Julian Place, Columbia, South Carolina 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff
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in this action will apply to the Court for a judgment by default granting the relief demanded in the Complaint.TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDE(S), AND/OR TO PERSON UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY, INCOMPETENTS AND PERSONS CONFINED AND PERSON IN THE MILITARY: YOUR ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem within thirty (30) days after service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint in the above-captioned action were filed on August 13, 2019, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. Crawford & von Keller, LLC. PO Box 4216 1640 St. Julian Place (29204) Columbia, SC 29204 Phone: 803-790-2626 Email: email@example.com Attorneys for Plaintiff (10,23,10/30,11/6/19)
SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2019-CP-21-02543 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Cirillo Reaves, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Latrice Potts; LaKendra Potts; Ebony Williams; Dennis Jr Reaves; Bonnie Doon Homeowners Association, Inc., Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE
FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. Â§ 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Cirillo Reaves to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. dated November 27, 2013 and recorded on November 27, 2013 in Book 500 at Page 106, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, â€œMortgageâ€?). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain residential unit, being Apartment No. 1110A, Third Loop Road, Bonnie Doon Horizontal Property Regime, Phase II, established by the Grantor pursuant to the South Carolina Horizontal Property Act, Section 27-31-10 et seq., South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, submitted by Master Deed dated April 24, 1996 and recorded May 8, 1996 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A-464 at page 2140 and amendments thereto. Together with the undivided interest of the Borrower in and to Common Area and Limited Common Area appurtenant to said residential unit. This being the same property conveyed to Cirillo Reaves by deed of Lynn E. Jason dated November 21, 2013 and recorded November 27, 2013 in Book B 500, at Page 0100 in the Records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 0012601-260 Property Address: 1110 Third Loop Road, Apartment A, Florence, SC 29505 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate
of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 4, 2019. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicememberâ€™s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1110 Third Loop Road, Apartment A, Florence, SC 29505; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicememberâ€™s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (10/23,10/30,11/6/19) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the contents of the rental units listed herein will be offered for sale at public auction per South Carolina Self Storage Act. The property list contained herein will be sold to satisfy liens imposed by A & W Storage on November 8,2019 at 10am. The sale will occur on premises at 1459 Floyd Circle, Florence, SC 29501 (843-662-2202). The personal and or business property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools, and other household items
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stored therein by below named occupants: Unit 222/223 P Doctor Unit 250 J Maleckar Unit 228 R Owens Unit 211 L Harper (10/23,10/30/19) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE LIEN PLACED UPON THESE UNITS FOR UNPAID RENT AND OTHER FEEâ€™S. THE PUBLIC SALE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2019, AT 10:00 AM WITH COMPETITIVE BIDDING. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 825 HOWE SPRINGS RD, FLORENCE, SC 29505. HOWE SPRINGS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SET A PRICE, REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNITS. JAMESY MORRISONX01- HOUSEHOLD DANTE HAM-A05HOUSEHOLD SCHLEVIA TAYLOR-E87HOUSEHOLD LYDIA MACK- A19HOUSEHOLD LINDA CARTER- B46HOUSEHOLD SEPTEMBER COX- F141HOUSE HOLD DANIELLE PARKHOUSEHOLD-E91A-B33 SHAKEALE CRIBB-F125HOUSEHOLD BRENDA OLDHAMHOUSEHOLD-D85 DOVANTA SPATES-F124HOUSEHOLD KENNETH BROWN-D84MISC ITEMS JAMES HICKSON-F118HOUSEHOLD NADINE CONYERS-E96HOUSEHOLD ANGELA GRAHAM-C52HOUSEHOLD MALEAKA HAM-A14HOUSEHOLD ANNIE ASHLEY- E101HOUSEHOLD ALVIN MCCLAIN-E100HOUSEHOLD (10/30,11/6/19) 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 Tuesday, the 19th day of November 2019 at 1:00 PM or on a later date with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. 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, Florence County. C-17 Lashannon Winetta Cannon-Household Items G-09 Ashely Nicole Williams-Household Items C-26 Betty Jean Cannon-Household Items E-30 Carolyn Yvette Rogers-Household Items B-19 Tiffany Janet Anderson-Household Items G-35 Madeline Jean Ellison-Household Items H-12 Barbara Harrison Linen-Household Items (10/30,11/6/19) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that CARTER SOCIAL CLUB,
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S.C. Pecan Festival Thousands to converge on downtown Saturday with tons of fun events, entertainment planned The 2019 South Carolina Pecan Festival will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The annual festival in its 16th year regularly draws thousands to downtown Florence Admission is free. The festival features eight stages of entertainment, a Kids Fun Zone, more than 250 vendors, amusement rides,
tractor hay rides, a chalk competition, corn hole tournament, a classic car show, an antique tractor show, cooking demonstrations, a Pecan Cook-off, the Run Like a Nut 5K/10K, a USATF-certified half marathon, the Bike Like a Nut 10-mile Loop ride, and more. Headlining this year’s festival will be The Ohio Players They will
perform at 5:30 p.m. at the Sharonview Federal Credit Union Main Stage located at North Baroody and Irby Streets. Funk and R&B hitmakers of the mid to late 70s, The Ohio Players topped the charts with such his as Love Rollercoaster, Fire and Funky See FESTIVAL, Page 3B
World War II veteran Monroe Rouse is joined by his daughter as a Quilt of Honor is draped around his shoulder during a ceremony at the Florence Veterans Affairs Center on Oct. 23.
Two WWII vets among those given Quilts of Honor
KNIGHTS MAKE DONATION TO MCLEOD: Grand Chancellor of South Carolina Sir Knight Kevin N. Brown., right, presents a donation to the McLeod Children's Hospital Fund from the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of the Jurisdiction of South Carolina and Perry Court No. 631 of the Court of Calanthe during a Spirit of Halloween event in Florence on Oct. 26.
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Blithe Spirit opens Friday Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward‘s classic stage comedy, will open at the Florence Little Theatre on Friday. The show will run through Saturday, Nov. 9. The production, directed by Meggie Baker, is underwritten by MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. The cast features Lloyd Wilcox as Charles Condomine, Teresa Brown as Ruth Condomine, Scar-
lett Sims as Elvira, Ben Daniel as Dr. Bradman, Dawn Porter as Mrs. Bradman, Lisa Hawkins as Madame Arcati, and Katie Kelley as Edith. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students and children. The show is approximately two and a half hours long and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. All showings begin at 7:30 p.m., except for
the Sunday matinee, which begins at 3 p.m. Blithe Spirit playfully mocks the traditions of love and marriage. The play is set at the house of writer, Charles Condomine, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. He asks along his friends, See FLT, Page 2B
Among the 24 veterans recognized for their service to the nation and presented a Quilt of Honor during a ceremony held Oct. 23 at the Florence Veterans Affairs Center were two World War II veterans. U.S. Navy veteran Bishop Bell served on a PT boat during the Battle of Midway Island. Another Navy veteran, Monroe Rouse, was assigned to and aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri when Japan formally surrendered to the Allies in 1945. The quilts presented to veterans during the ceremony were made by members of the Myrtle Beach Shore Birds quilting group and the Swamp Fox Quilters. Since 2005, the national Quilts of Valor organization has presented more than 231,000 quilts to fulfill its mission of thanking “those who serve in harm’s way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms.” Since 2010, the Myrtle Beach Shore Birds have joined with other quilters to present more than 3,200 quilts to deserving veterans. There are more than 400 veterans presently on the waiting list to receive a quilt. Each quilt is handmade by volunteers and takes close to a year
to complete. Each quilt comes with a tag stating the names of the individuals who made the quilt. A case is also given to each quilt recipient. Members of the Swamp Fox Quilters and Myrtle Beach Shore Birds made the presentations. Veterans receiving a Quilt of Honor were: Bryan Bailey, U.S. Army, 1950-56; Bishop Bell, U.S. Navy, 1942-45; Joseph Bell, U.S. Army, 2003-07; William Brown, U.S. Navy, 1965-04; Frank Coates, U.S. Army, 1968-70; Thomas Cockrell, U.S. Army, 1969-70; Charles Cook, U.S. Navy, 196888; Edward Hannah, U.S. Army, 1951-55; Patrick Higgins, U.S. Army, 1969-01; Nathaniel James, U.S. Air Force, 54-75; Wesley Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps, 1969-71; Louis Lewis Jr., U.S. Air Force, 1965-69; Issac Martin, U.S. Army, 1966-95; Joseph Montrose, U.S. Air Force, 1961-65; Eugene Piersol, U.S. Army, 1945-81; Melinda Price, U.S. Navy, 19952016; Monroe Rouse, U.S. Navy, 1941-45; Louis Salgueiro, U.S. Army. 1950-54; Marcia Scott, U.S. Army, 1983-1990; Gary Streett, U.S. Army, 1970-1992; Enda Warr, U.S. Navy, 1972-75; Kenneth Waters, U.S. Army, 1969-74; and Johnny Guest, U.S. Air Force.
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Physician presented FMUâ€™s Boyce Award Dr. Kevin Murr, clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Prisma Health in Columbia, recently received the 2019 John S. Boyce BiolMURR ogy Award from Francis Marion University. The award was presented during the Universityâ€™s Department of Biology
Awards Ceremony at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence earlier this month. The Boyce award is presented by the FMU Department of Biology, and is named after one of the departmentâ€™s first chairpersons. Recipients are outstanding alumni of the department who have illustrated a high level of professional achievement, persisted in supporting their community and the University. Murr graduated from Francis Marion University in 2005 with a degree in Biology.
Nurse practitioner Hucks joins staff at HopeHealth HopeHealth recently welcomed Family Nurse Practit i o n e r M a r t y Hucks to its Florence staff. Hucks has a mast e r â€™ s degree in HUCKS nursing from the University of South Car-
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Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book. Despite initially thinking the sĂŠance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charlesâ€™ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in his house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple. When Elvira unwittingly causes Ruthâ€™s death in her
attempts to bring Charles over to be with her, Charles becomes haunted by both of his now-deceased wives. Frustrated by their odd situation, the threesome call on Madame Arcati once more to send Elvira and Ruth back to the other side. Intensely funny and character-driven, Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion, and wit to great effect. For information, contact the Florence Little Theatre at (843) 662-3731, or visit www. florencelittletheatre.org.
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Ruth Barnett, left, regent of Florenceâ€™s Samuel Bacot Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presents Henry Brunson, center, with the chapterâ€™s community service award. At right is Chapter Historian Zilphy DuRant.
Local DAR chapter honors Brunson for continued community servic Members of the Samuel Bacot Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Cooks for Christ founder Henry Brunson for his excellence in community service during the organizationâ€™s monthly meeting held recently at the Florence Country Club. The award recognizes individuals in the community for unpaid volunteering achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship and environmental endeavors. â€œMany families in the Pee Dee area have been helped by the kindness of Henry Brunson and the Cooks for Christ ministry,â€? said Chapter Historian Zilphy DuRant. â€œHe and all who help him have hearts of gold and a deep compassion for their fellow man, and the Samuel Bacot
NSDAR Chapter is pleased to recognize him with the Community Service Award.â€? Originally called the â€œWe Careâ€? group, Cooks for Christ was started in 1987 when Brunson, a mill employee, came up with the idea to cook chicken bog to raise money to aid an employee of the mill. Some 30 years later, Cooks for Christ holds benefits for the Pee Dee community and has held hundreds of benefits serving thousands of people. â€œWithout the work of a wonderful core group of people and the hundreds of others who helped through the years, Cooks for Christ would not have happened,â€? said Brunson. â€œThey put God at the center of their efforts and give Him the glory,â€? A native of Latta, Brunson was named the cityâ€™s Citizen of the Year in 2000. He
received The Order of the Silver Crescent from the State in 2008. In 2014, Brunson was presented the Marion Medallion by Francis Marion University. For more information on Cooks For Christ, visit the organizationâ€™s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CooksforChristFlorenceSC. Known as the largest womenâ€™s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 170,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and the local Samuel Bacot Chapter, visit www.scdar.org/Samuel_Bacot.
QUIZ BOWL CHAMPS: The TrinityByrnes Collegiate School Upper School Quiz Bowl recently defeated Cardinal Newman High School at the SCISA Regional Quiz Bowl competition. The team won all three matches against Cardinal Newman, Camden Military Academy, and Sandhills School. The team consisted of seniors Sullivan Smith, Ruth Player, Grace Cleveland, and Jack Cleveland. Junior Trystan Elliott and sophomore Helen Player were alternates. Freshmen Jay Smith and Jash Patel attended as observers. The TBCS Upper School Quiz Bowl Team competed in the SCISA State Quiz Bowl competition on Oct. 24.
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Instructor Taz Little, left, works with Emily Barnett to take aerial drone photos for a local real estate listing.
For Emily Barnett, the drone certification course at West Florence High School is really paying off. Barnett is the first Florence 1 Schools student to be paid to use their drone operating skills. Jean Leatherman of ERA Leatherman Realty contracted with Barnett to use the drone to take aerial photos for a house listing for her agency. “You did a great job,” Leatherman told Barnett when presenting her with a check October 9 at West Florence. Leatherman also said that her company would be contracting with Barnett, or possibly another student based on availability, to get photos taken of other listings. Barnett said that she decided to take the drone certification course because it was something new and interesting. “We had the opportunity to do something that other students don’t usually do and it is kind of a small business that not a lot of people are aware of or very educated in,” Barnett said. “It was a very cool opportunity to have this experience, especially through our school.” She said when she first arrived to take the photos she was a little bit nervous but quickly got more comfortable as she went along.
“It was a little bit nerve wracking but at the same time we had done a lot of practice in class and I had somebody there helping me a little bit at first,” Barnett said. “After I did a little bit it got easier. It is kind of amazing that the pictures I took could influence how somebody might want to buy a house or might not want a house. It was a really cool experience.” Barnett said that after graduating from high school she wants to attend Clemson University. “Engineering it what I am planning to major in in college so this is definitely helping me prepare for those kinds of classes and things that I could possibly do in my future,” she said. Chris Rogers, Florence 1 Director of STEM, said that he was ecstatic that in such a short period of time, paying jobs are already becoming available for students. “Emily took a 16-week course at West Florence and she is now making money taking drone photos,” Rogers said. “These are the outcomes that we always hope for when we introduce our students to innovative coursework. We are very appreciative of the companies that are interested in working with our students in this venture.
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Pee Dee fishermen named IFA Team of the Year Hank Edwards of Darlington and his fishing partner Ian Matthews of Florence were named Team Of The Year for the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Atlantic Division following the IFA Redfish Tour Championship held Oct. 18-19 in Venice, La.
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