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NEIGHBORS NAME: Michael Wayne Poston Jr. FAMILY: Wife Jill, son Zander BORN: Florence, resides in Mars Bluff OCCUPATION: Captain with Florence Fire Dept. HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Hanging out with my family WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? Nice place to live, good size city. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My dad who has a good heart and is hardworking. He is a good example to follow.”
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Chrysalis Center receives $2.62 million grant Circle Park Behavioral Health Services has been awarded a $2.62 million grant to enhance and extend services to pregnant and postpartum women at the Chrysalis Center. The award comes from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is for a period of five years beginning Oct. 1. The Chrysalis Center is a unique, extended term residential facility for pregnant women and mothers suffering from substance use disorders. The facility includes 16 fully furnished private bedrooms allowing mothers to reside with up to two of their children under the age of 10, while undergoing extensive inpatient treatment services. Their children also receive appropriate support and counseling services to assist them in reducing the trauma associated with parental substance abuse and breaking the cycle of addiction. Onsite daycare, medical services, educational courses, individual counseling and group therapy provide the women an opportunity to seek recovery without the fear of losing their children. Established in 1994, the Chrysalis Center serves nearly 100 women and 45 children each year. Randy Cole, CEO, Circle Park Behavioral Health Services shared ”The Chrysalis Center provides invaluable services to one of the most critically underserved populations in our community. Being able to offer pregnant women and mothers with children an opportunity to seek and receive services, while residing with their young children, not only prevents tragedies but invests in their future lives and recovery. This gives them the best opportunity to become healthy, happy and productive individuals and families.” The grant award will specifically provide funding for extending the maximum length of stay for the women and their children from 90 to 120 days, increase onsite medical services including Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT), provide peer sup-
ROBIN MURPHY, RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SUPERVISOR, LEFT, AND RANDY COLE, CEO OF CIRCLE PARK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES port specialist to assist mothers with their recovery efforts, implement evidence based parenting programming and utilize telehealth to enhance referrals, family therapy and visitations. Robin Murphy, Supervisor, Residential Treatment, added ”This is so exciting to be able to not only extend the length of our services for the women and children, but augment the overall services they receive. Research clearly demonstrates the longer an individual remains in treatment services, the more likely they will have a successful recovery. By increasing the extent of services they receive, particularly through the peer support specialists, we anticipate that many more of our mothers will experience a successful 120 days stay and continue their recovery as they reenter their communities.
“Our admissions generally reflect the substance use issues that our community is experiencing, Murphy continued. “That is certainly true today, as we have seen an unusually large increase in mothers experiencing opiate and heroin abuse. This particular grant initiative arrives at a most opportune time as its services directly address prescription drug abuse and its related negative consequences.” The Chrysalis Center is located
at 1430 South Cashua Drive and is operated under the auspices of Circle Park Behavioral Health Services. The program generally operates at near full capacity and accepts only Medicaid eligible patients. Many of its admissions are from the Pee Dee region, but women and children from across South Carolina are accepted. If you or someone in need would like more information about the Chrysalis Center, contact 843-6730660 or visit www.circlepark.com.
Courtney shelter anniversary The Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter will celebrate its one year anniversary with a celebration and big announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A cook-out will be held on the back lawn. The shelter is located at 535 S. Church Street. To date the community shelter has served more than 700 individuals. To donate, go to www.hofh.org.
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A few tickets remain for the pre-release screening of “Same Kind of Different as Me.” The House of Hope of the Pee Dee is hosting this screening on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Regal Swamp Fox at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and are available on the event page of the House of Hope website: www.hofh.org. Buy 10 tickets or more at one time and get reserved seats for your group. “Same Kind Of Different As Me” is based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life. Based on the New York Times bestseller by Ron Hall.
Doug Gray exhibit The Florence Regional Arts Alliance will present Diminished: A Still Life, an exhibition of new ceramic works by Doug Gray. This exhibit will be on display through Dec. 15 and is a solo show of Gray’s most recent sculptural work. The exhibition will include an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Florence County Museum’s Waters Gallery in the Waters Building located at 135 South Dargan Street in Florence. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
FLORENCE POLICE TRAFFIC OFFICERS – From left, Andy Griffiin, S.M. Anderson, Richard Moore, J.C. Blackwell and Lt. Ray Eason are pictured in the traffic office in 1974. Photo courtesy of J.C. Blackwell.
Patient navigators helping patients manage their health The day before Rhonda Bennett was being discharged from McLeod Regional Medical Center she met Heart and Vascular Patient Navigator Karla Williams. Rhonda had been admitted to McLeod with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. As a Heart and Vascular Patient Navigator, Karla’s role is to remove barriers for heart patients, making it easier for them to be compliant with their health care after discharge and to inform them of services and treatments available to them based on their chronic diagnosis. “The goal of a Patient Navigator is to work with the patient on their health concerns to prevent re-admission to the hospital,” said Karla. Rhonda’s biggest barrier to improving her health was smoking. At the time, Rhonda smoked two packs a day. With nicotine patches and Karla helping her find motivational resources, Rhonda reduced her smoking to four cigarettes a day. It was also important to educate Rhonda’s family on the dangers of smoking to her health. Now, Rhonda’s family has scrubbed clean the smell
Rhonda Bennett with McLeod Heart and Vascular Patient Navigator Karla Williams of tobacco from the house and, they will only smoke outside. Transportation was another challenge for Rhonda. A resident of Johnsonville, Rhonda did not have transportation to her medical appointments in Florence. Karla educated Rhonda on how she can get rides to her physician appointments through com-
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arranges for the rides to get there, and is committed to taking care of what is important, her health. “Rhonda has five grandchildren, ages one to nine, that are her heart. She really wants to watch them grow up. But, if she continued to smoke two packs a day with her congestive heart failure that was not likely to happen,” added Karla. “I believe God put Karla in my life for a reason,” said Rhonda. “She keeps me motivated. I feel like she went above and beyond for me even though I know she treats all of her patients this way. With Karla’s help I have achieved a milestone in my health, but I stay in contact with her because now she feels like family to me.”
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Hope For Life to point the way for a better life Next week, Pee Dee area residents will have their firstever opportunity to hear encouraging messages about “HOPE FOR (a better) LIFE” at the Florence Civic Center, beginning at 7 p.m. on three successive nights – TuesdayThursday, Oct. 17-19 – in an event co-hosted by eight different regional congregations of the Churches of Christ. Steve Ridgell, director of the HOPE FOR LIFE ministry from Abilene, TX will be the featured speaker. Each evening’s lesson will be different, but all of them will simply and powerfully highlight the hope…for a better life that’s possible through obedient faith in Jesus. “Come one, come all,” said Jim Yarian, minister for the Gregg Ave. Church of Christ in Florence, one of the hosting congregations. “Since everyone truly wants a better life, there’s no situation or circumstance in a person’s experience – good or bad – for which these lessons won’t be thought-provoking, soul-searching and hopeful.” Attendance is free, but seating is limited; those planning to
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UMW hosting barbecue The United Methodist Women at Central United Methodist Church are hosting their 15th annual barbecue fund raiser on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the church. They will be serving lunch at 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The meal is catered by Schoolhouse BBQ. Plates are $8 and include barbecue, rice and red gravy, sweet potatoes, slaw, bread and cake. A hot dog plate is available for dinner only for $3.
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Ridgell is an effective storyteller, able to accurately recount scriptural incidents from Jesus’ life and draw fresh, relevant application for folks in an increasingly troubled world. His down-to-earth, often humorous illustrations enable people to see themselves in a different light from God’s perspective. Not a seminar nor a revival, neither “high-brow” nor “rahrah,” the hour-long nightly experience will re-examine how Jesus interacted with all kinds of people in healing, helpful and hopeful ways. Whether an avid Bible student or a first-time spiritual-seeker, Ridgell’s message not only poses the question, “Who is Jesus?” but also “What difference can He make in my life?” • Tuesday night, Oct. 17’s lesson will be “Healers in a Hurting World”; if you have a negative reaction to religious rules and primarily want to just help other people…you may have more in common with Jesus than you thought! • “Demons, Pigs, Jesus and You” is the curious title of Wednesday evening, Oct. 18’s
talk; Ridgell will address the alltoo-common feeling of “my life is so messed up” and powerfully demonstrate how change is possible when a person genuinely experiences the love of Christ. • The concluding Thursday night, Oct. 19’s message, “I Just Don’t Get It” will confront widespread confusion about unfamiliar religious jargon, worship practices and Bible teaching – “Is this stuff ‘real’…and what does Jesus want from me, anyway?” “HOPE FOR LIFE” is a ministry overseen by the Herald of Truth, a 65 year-old international religious organization that specializes in mass media (radio, TV, print, campaigns, seminars and films) and is affiliated with the non-denominational Churches of Christ.
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The Russia-blamers think you’re stupid By Thomas L. Knapp “Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit America’s racial and religious divisions,” the Washington Post claims in a September 25 headline. Over at The Daily Beast, Dean Obeidallah explains “How Russian Hackers Used My Face to Sabotage Our Politics and Elect Trump.” And US Senator James Lankford (R-OK) thinks that “the Russians and their troll farms” (as opposed to Donald Trump and professional football players) are behind the current “take a knee” kerfuffle between Donald Trump and professional football players. Because, you know, Americans never had rowdy disagreements with each other over race and religion until last year, and wouldn’t be having them now if not for those dirty, no-good Russian hackers who stole the 2016 presidential election from the second most hated candidate in history, on behalf of the most hated candidate in history, operating through subterfuge to achieve the outcome that some of us predicted months in advance, long before anyone mentioned Russian hackers.* Evidence? Who needs evidence? The people who hated the outcome and have been railing against it for nearly a year now have told us what happened, and why, and whodunit, and they’d never lie to us about something like that, would they? They lied about Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction, and about illegal wiretapping by the NSA, and about a thousand other things, but this is different. Keep in mind that when all the most wild and baseless accusations (e.g. that “them Russians” hacked the voting machines) are discarded, the basic claim remaining is this: By spreading “fake news” through social media, “them Russians” fooled a bunch of Americans into voting the wrong way. Let’s assume for a moment that the basic claim is true, although so far the actual evidence indicates a tiny propaganda operation in the scale of things. If it’s true, the conclusion it points to is: American voters are morons who can be gamed into doing anything by anyone with the ability to buy ads on Facebook and Twitter. I didn’t say that. Russian hackers didn’t say that, at least in public. That’s what the propagators of the new Red Scare are claiming. If the American electorate is really as abjectly stupid as the “blame the Russians” crowd insists, it seems to me that instead of blaming the Russians, they should get to work on either making the electorate smarter or coming up with a system that doesn’t leave important political decisions in the hands of the gullible. Just sayin’ ... *In May of 2016, I predicted that Donald Trump would carry every state Mitt Romney carried in 2012, plus Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. I didn’t predict Wisconsin and Iowa, but 48 of 50 states from six months out ain’t too shabby, is it?
Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org He lives and works in north central Florida.
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Florence, a great place to call home I hope you’ve noticed the new question we added to our weekly ‘Neighbors’ feature, appearing on our front page. “What do you like about Florence?” was added this month in conjunction with the city’s promotion of its new brand “Full Life. Full Forward. Florence, South Carolina.” I began thinking about how great it is to live here while sitting outdoors on South Dargan Street for the October Florence After Five concert while enjoying an evening breeze and listening to the Embers with a street full of friends, acquaintances and local folks. My first thoughts were about why I am proud to call Florence my hometown. Mostly, it is because of the caring and generous people here who are concerned about those in need. I am so proud of the volunteers who work humbly and tirelessly to assist in the efforts of our many non-profits. One of my favorites is Cooks For Christ which attracts hundreds of volunteers who give their time, service and money, to help someone here who is battling a catastrophic illness. Thousands of others support this effort by buying chicken bog plates.
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There is House of Hope and the new Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Center that reaches out to the homeless in our community. Mercy Medicine is helping provide health and dental care for those who don’t have resources to provide this for themselves. Other great agencies that work to serve the underserved include Lighthouse Ministries, Help4Kids, SNAC, and our United Way. Of course, there are many more helping agencies not mentioned here equally deserving of accolades. I am also proud of our cultural treasures: the Florence Little Theatre, the Florence Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Choir, the Florence Museum, and the Performing Arts Center. Add to this list the beautiful and spacious Florence County Library. I am so thankful for the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation which has been a
major contributor for many of the beautiful facilities in our community, and for supporting so many of our non-profit agencies. We are truly blessed by the work of this foundation. One of the things I love about Florence is its size – not too big and not to small – it is just right! Being situated on two major interstates is another big plus for Florence. Its location makes it easy to scoot down to the beach for a dinner or weekend; and it’s and easy drive to Columbia and to the hill country or mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Our local government is making great strides in improving and adding to our lifestyle, especially through parks and recreation. I’m thinking of the new soccer complex, the soon-to-be completed city gymnasium and the adjacent ADA playground, as well as big plans for park improvements. And, there’s the impressive, stateof-the art judicial center under construction. Last but not least, the redevelopment of our downtown is certainly something we can all be proud of. Florence is certainly a great place to proudly call home.
NFL, flag and police brutality issue is a hoax The mainstream media and the progressive left have created a completely false narrative regarding the disrespect of the national anthem and the American flag as a protest against police killings of black victims and have painted the entire law enforcement community as purveyors of systemic racism. The NFL players have no justification to use in the same sentence; “We respect our veterans” and “We kneel in support of our teammates’ protests.” Their rationale for disrespecting our American symbols of sacrifice and freedom is hypocritical political rhetoric. To kneel in support of “Team NFL” pales in comparison to standing for “Team America”. The FBI, CDC, DOJ, and the Washington Post reports show factual evidence that these perceived police injustices are misleading.
1. There are 321 million people in the U.S. In 2015, 990 individuals were shot and killed by the police, or .00031% of the population. 258/26% killed by lethal force were black, whereas 468/47% of those killed were white. 2. From 2013-2015, of the criminals who killed police officers in the line of duty, 33% were African-American. 3. Police kill fewer unarmed assailants than officers themselves are killed by assailants. 4. The use of lethal force by the police is not on the rise but has been declining over the years. Of the 11,205,833 criminal arrest charges in 2015, officers were assaulted 48,315 times, but only 990 deaths of those criminals occurred. Police killings of African-Americans have fallen by 70% since the late 1960’s. From 2012-2014, average decrease in deaths from use of deadly force by
police has decreased by 3.3% annually. One unnecessary shooting death is still one death too many, but critics are losing their perspective of the real picture. Having access to these statistics, the media and leftist political groups have simply chosen to ignore the actual facts. To imply through isolated incidents and hype by media pundits that the worsening of race relations is occurring in America is irresponsible journalism and is creating resistance to many organizations’ efforts to promote racial reconciliation. Although subtle class discrimination will always exist in any society, fewer than 2% of Americans are active members of the KKK and white supremacy groups, a much smaller number than existed 40 years ago. The other 98% of Americans actually want to live in harmony with their fellow citi-
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Treasurer shares college savings advice By Curtis Loftis Throughout my seven years in office, I’ve spoken with countless South Carolina parents about one of their biggest concerns: paying for their child’s college education. Though the price tag of college can subject anyone to sticker shock, Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is a smart, easy and beneficial savings vehicle available to our state’s residents. Here are valuable insights: Define your savings goals: The first step is to determine how much you ultimately want to save for your child’s education. Do you plan on covering tuition only, or also room and board? Do you foresee your child attending one of South Carolina’s fabulous universities, or do you want to save extra in case they decide to venture out of state or
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DV intervention Carolinas Hospital earns four Zero Harm Awards clients make pledges Allen McBride, Alternatives to Violence Coordinator with the Pee Dee Coalition, says this year many clients in Florence, male and female, have sought a new method for dealing with their anger by making pledges or declarations of nonviolence and sharing the pledge with others. Following are their pledges: I declare to maintain stronger communication without selfishness. I must remember to treat you like I want to be treated and pray about things that I feel is out of my control. I declare that I will continue to use a third party when it comes to my children thereby stopping any further conflict. I declare that I will listen and be more open to what you are saying and be more concerned about the children. I plan to show you that I appreciate you as the mother of my children. I declare that I will treat you with respect and talk things out with a level tone and not raise my voice about when I am upset. I declare that I will slow down and think through things before I make any harsh decisions. I declare that I will stop arguing, communicate better, do more things together and not be afraid to say that I am sorry or admit that I am wrong about anything. I declare that we will have a family night each week. That we will start spending more time with your family and mine too. I declare that I will talk more about our issues and not ignore them and that I will refrain from talking about any differences that we might have in the presence of our children. I declare that I will apologize when I am wrong and I promise that I will work on my communication skills I declare that I will be honest and loyal to this relationship and that I will invest my time in making happy memories with you. I declare that I will use what I have learned in my group sessions to make my relationship better with you and I will listen more and not interrupt you when you speak. I declare that I will take deep breaths, be empathetic toward you and have more patience about my actions when I am upset. I declare that I will think twice and I will go for a walk and take deep breaths before I will let anything escalate between us. I declare that I will do what makes me happy. That I will speak to others in a nice tone and with a respectable attitude. That I will walk away from what I might conceive as potential conflict and be more positive about myself. I declare to be more aware to the signs that precedes anger and violence and that I will work on improving my communication skills. I declare that I will keep my hands to myself and calm myself down when I become frustrated about anything. I declare that I will avoid as much contact as possible and try not to be affected by your triggers. That I will redefine what use to make me angry with you to give it new positive meaning. I declare that I will examine issues in a more positive way. I will agree to disagree on issues that become complicated and move on without regret. McBride says that clients will share their pledge or declaration with their significant others, family members and/or friends. The impact of the effects of this exercise is high, he said. It highlights the admission of guilt while at the same time influences a high level of resolve to make amends for the wrong doing. The posting of the pledges amplifies the promise in that each client is making plans to do something about the abuse, it puts all readers of the pledges on notice and it challenges the authenticity of the declaration. The more people the client shares the pledge with, the more effective the pledge becomes thereby creating a safer environment for the family and thereby reducing the chance of repeating the behavior. Clients involved in the domestic violence intervention sessions are referred by the upper and lower courts to complete a 26-week approved program to learn how to make better choices to their anger when faced with conflict. These members sit and engage in discussion about domestic violence and learn what better choices they can make as opposed to what they did to put their victims in fear of their lives. All sessions are 90 minutes long each week. Court ordered clients are faced with a huge fine up to $5,000 or 90 days if they fail to complete, and clients that are referred by SC Dept. of Social Services will get the opportunity to reunite with their children if they complete the program.
Carolinas Hospital System has earned four South Carolina â€œCertified Zero Harm Awardâ€? from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). The award is in recognition of the facilityâ€™s exemplary performance for patient safety in preventing hospital acquired infections. Carolinas Hospital System sustained zero bloodstream infections for: 18 months in SICU; no surgical site infections for 24 months in abdominal hysterectomy and hip replacement; and 45 months in knee replacement surgery. Since 2014, SCHA has presented Zero Harm Awards to hospitals that are on the forefront of preventing medical errors. By some estimates, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with an economic impact that could reach one trillion dollars annually. Thanks to collaboration with The Duke Endowment and The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health, SCHA and South Carolina hospitals have taken part in a statewide effort to create a culture of high reliability and reduce harm in our facilities. This effort implements robust, evidence-based practices that make a positive impact on patients and the safety and quality of care. Certified Zero Harm Award hospitals must experience no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time. All hospital data used for the awards is independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, recognizing the exceptional
CAROLINAS ZERO AWARDS â€“ Front row, left, Brandon Hooks, Ortho/Neuro/Joint Care Center; Shametra Swaringer, Critical Care Services and Melissa Demars, Surgical Services. Back row, left, Ann North, Infection Prevention; Costa Cockfield, Chief Nursing Officer;Trish McLeod, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer; Donna Sullivan, Chief Quality Officer and Gary Malaer, Chief Executive Officer. achievement the hospital or unit has made to the safety and quality of care within their facilities. â€œPatient safety is our number one priority at Carolinas Hospital System. These results prove our continuous commitment to high quality care and dedication of our staff,â€? said Gary Malaer, Chief Executive Officer, Carolinas Hospital System. â€œWe are proud to be a member of SCHA and recognized as a Zero Harm Award hospital since the awardâ€™s inception.â€? Lorri Gibbons, Vice President
for Quality and Safety at SCHA, said the awards are all part of the Associationâ€™s efforts to guide and support the stateâ€™s hospitals in creating and sustaining highly reliable healthcare. â€œHighly reliableâ€? care is defined as dependable, high quality and safe care over a long period of time. This is key to eliminating medical errors in hospitals. â€œCelebrating milestones, such as zero infections within a given time frame, is a crucial part of our hospitalsâ€™ collective journey to
highly reliable healthcare,â€? said Gibbons. â€œZero patient harm is possible only if physicians, clinical and support staff members work together. Weâ€™re very proud of the Carolinas Hospital System team members for their strong and shared commitment to patient safety. They are an inspiration to all hospitals across the state striving to provide measurable safety care for every patient,â€? Gibbons added.
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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
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01977 SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE
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
PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Geraldine P. Graham; Iverson Graham Jr.; Kent Court Condominium Association, Inc.; GianCo, Ltd., 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
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Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 26, 2017. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (9/27, 10/4, 10/11/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01976 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as successor-in-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for MASTR
Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2005-1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-1, Plaintiff, v. Florence N. Hoffmeyer a/k/a Florence Norris Hoffmeyer; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. s/b/m to Wachovia Bank, National Association; CACH, LLC; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Cir-
cuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 26, 2017. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (9/27, 10/4, 10/11/17) 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 26st day of October 2017 at 1:00 PM 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 $50.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. F-18- Sarah CarteHOUSEHOLD ITEMS F-11 -Mandi AcresHOUSEHOLD ITEMS (10/4, 10/11/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF HORRY IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2016-DR-26-3312 Angel Hendrickson and Adam Hendrickson, Plaintiff, v. Joshua Edward Ellis, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Amended Complaint on the subscribers at their offices at 1303 Third Avenue, P. O. Drawer 1244, Conway, South Carolina, 295261244, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such
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service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING: YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Amended Complaint win the above-captioned action were filed in the Office of the Horry County Clerk of Court on June 7, 2017 in case number 2016-DR-263312. Kathryn H. Sligh Attorney for Plaintiffs Singleton, Burroughs, Young & Sligh, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1244 Conway, SC 29528-1244 (843) 248-4229; facsimile (843) 248-7182 E-Mail Address: email@example.com (10/4, 10/11, 10/18/17) ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT REQUESTED AS TO DEFENDANT BANDIT PROPERTIES, LLC AND RONALD CLIFTON CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CANTEY A/K/A R. CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFTON CANTEU NOT ELIGIBLE FOR LOAN MODIFICATION UNDER THE HOME AFFORDABLE MODIFICATION PROGRAM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FLORENCE COUNTY IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2017CP-21-00933 FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO FIRST CITIZENS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BANDIT PROPERTIES, LLC; RONALD CLIFTON CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CANTEY A/K/A R. CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFTON CANTEU, Defendant(s). BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, as successor in interest by merger to First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. v. Bandit Properties, LLC; Ronald Clifton Cantey a/k/a Ronald Cliff Cantey a/k/a Ronald Cantey a/k/a R. Cliff Cantey a/k/a Ronald Clifton Canteu, case number 2017-CP21-00933, the Clerk of Court for Florence County will hold a sale on November 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29601, and sell the following described property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 1.33 acres, said lot being more particularly shown and delineated by that certain map or plat of William F. Cox, Jr., Surveyor, dated June 12, 1998, and recorded in Plat Book 86 at Page 500, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, said plat being incorporated herein and made a part of this description by reference. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: On the North by David Jordan; on the East by lands now or formerly of Estate of Sidney S. Jordan and Donna J. Ellison; on the South by lands now or formerly of Estate of Sidney S. Jordan and on the West by S.C. Highway #341, all as is more particularly shown by above referenced plat. This being the same property conveyed to Bandit Properties, LLC by deed of Warren S. Parrott, dated November 2, 2009 and recorded November 3, 2009 in Deed Book B275 at Page 062, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. 1261 Olanta Highway, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS#: 00140-31078 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than Plaintiff, will deposit with the Florence County Clerk of Court at the conclusion of the bidding five percent (5%) of its bid, in
cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff‚s debt in the case of noncompliance. 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 Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions at the risk of the said highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the conveying deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.000% per annum. Should Plaintiff or one of its representatives fail to be present at the time of sale, the property shall be automatically withdrawn from said sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND SENIOR LIENS AND/OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCES OF RECORD. Doris Poulos O‚Hara Clerk of Court Florence County Florence, South Carolina ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF: Samuel D. Fleder Jeriel A. Thomas Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP P.O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Attorneys for Plaintiff JAT 15799134 (10/4, 10/11, 10/18/17)
STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS 150 ANNOUNCEMENTS Struggling with DRUGS or ALCOHOL? Addicted to PILLS? Talk to someone who cares. Call The Addiction Hope & Help Line for a free assessment. 866-604-6857 Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 855-664-5681 for information. No Risk. No money out-of-pocket. DENTAL INSURANCE. Call Physicians Mutual Insurance Company for details. NOT just a discount plan, REAL coverage for 350 procedures. 855-397-7030 or h t t p : / / w w w. d e n tal50plus.com/60 Ad#6118 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1800-614-3945 to start your application today! AUCTIONS ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 99 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.1 million readers. Call Alanna Ritchie at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-7277377.
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ROOMS FOR RENT 670 Furnished rooms for rent. Utilities included. City of Florence. Timrod park area. 843-493-0177 or 843-472-1395 (10/11)
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Southside Principal named District Principal of the Year Robert Craig Washington, Principal of Southside Middle School, is the Florence One 2017-18 Principal of the Year. Washington, who has served as principal of the school for the past 11 years, received a surprise visit to the Southside Middle School faculty meeting by Superintendent Randy Bridges, who publicly made the announcement. Prior to joining Florence One, Washington served as principal of Crosswell Drive Elementary School in Sumter. Previously, he served as an Assistant Principal at Sumter High School from 1998-2001. His teaching career began as a band instructor at Timmonsville High School and Johnson Middle School in Timmonsville. He has also taught band at Lincoln High and McClellanville Middle School in McClellanville (Charleston County). Washington received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a Minor in Education from Charleston Southern University, and a Master of Education in Secondary School Administration from the Citadel. He has also received advanced educational leadership training through the University of South Carolina, and he is currently working toward completion of an Educational Specialist degree. “Mr. Washington is always looking for innovative ways to better serve his students, said Florence One Superintendent Dr. Randy Bridges. “He is an excellent communicator and has the ability to successfully lead by example. He will represent our school district well as our principal of the year.” In 2012, Washington was named South Carolina Art Education Association’s (SCAEA) Outstanding Principal and in 2015
PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR – Craig Washington, left, receives news of his recognition as POY from Superintendent Randy Bridges. he was named the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s 2015 Honor Administrator. “He is a tremendous leader and a staunch supporter of arts education,” said Gloria Turner, nominator of Washington for the art educator award, and fine arts department head at Southside Middle School. Turner said Washington is a firm believer that through the
arts, we can develop relationships with our students and help them explore and find their strengths and successes. “On occasion,” remarked Turner, “if you check the band or chorus rooms as Mr. Washington makes his rounds through the school building, you may find him playing the trombone with the band or singing with the chorus.” Florence One Fine Arts Coordinator Laura
Greenway, who nominated Washington for the music educator award, said, “Mr. Washington is dedicated to the arts, particularly music. The Southside Middle School band, choral, and strings program have all grown and flourished under Mr. Washington. Washington’s leadership.” Greenway also said that the school offers huge community events featuring the students’ musical talents where specific local citizens are encouraged to participate, including Swinging with Seniors (for senior citizens), Annual Veterans Day (veterans), and the Festival of the Arts (entire community). Under Washington’s leadership, the school has been recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for its work in transforming its campus into a healthy place for students and staff. Most recently, Southside Middle School is one of two schools in Florence One that has received AdvancED STEM Certification. Southside is among 52 schools in the nation to earn this mark of distinction and excellence that provides the schools' STEM programs a research-based framework and criteria for awareness, continuous improvement, and assessment of the quality, rigor, and substance of their STEM educational programs. Washington is one of two principals in Florence One who received nominations for the Principal of the Year Award by colleagues in Florence One. He emerged as the Florence One Principal of the Year after an interview session conducted by peers and school administrators. Washington will now represent Florence One in the South Carolina Association of School Administrators’ Principal of the Year Program.
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Charity Fashion Show slated The Ladies Philoptochos of Florence (at the Greek Orthodox Church) is hosting a Charity Fashion Show “Fall Into Fashion” on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Greek Church Hellenic Center off South Cashua, to benefit Help4Kids. All money raised will go to benefit this charity and buy food for hungry children in Florence County. Pretty ’n Bliss, Mainstream Boutique, and Chico’s will present the latest in fall designs for this fall fashion show. Help4Kids is an organization whose mission is "to fill the weekend hunger gap for the children in Florence County elementary schools receiving free or reduced breakfast/lunch during the week and who are identified as being “food insecure” on the weekend.” Currently, all Florence County elementary schools are benefiting from Help4Kids with 34 schools total. Volunteers, along with the seven board members of Help4Kids, pack almost 2,000 bagged lunches a weekend and receive no gov-
ernment help and solely rely on volunteers and business/church canned food drives. The Ladies Philoptochos has chosen Help4Kids as their charity this year simply because one of four children in our community are hungry. Not only are the statistics astonishing, it’s happening right here in our own community. Two times a week, volunteers gather at the Help4Kids warehouse located off Hoffmeyer Road to pack these bags: Tuesday from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Without these volunteers and the community support, this service could not be provided to the children in our schools. Volunteers and food donations are important for Help4Kids because it takes $10/month or $100/school year to feed a child through this program. However, getting the word out about this amazing charity is also key. Visit the FaceBook page at facebook.com/ fallintofashionflorence, for more information.
As the fall season arrives it brings not only great weather but a new festival to downtown Florence – an event recognized the world over: Oktoberfest. Saturday, Oct. 14, South Dargan Street will come alive with music, games and German food and beer as downtown presents its fifth annual Oktoberfest celebration. The event begins at 6 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. The food selection will be better than ever this year, featuring bratwurst, curry wurst, sauerkraut, sauerbraten, schnitzel, handmade German soft pretzels with beer cheese. Also, German strudels, Oktoberfest gingerbread hearts, and Black Forest cake, German Chocolate funnel cakes, German Spaetzel with beer cheese and bacon, and crispy German-style waffles with fried apples and a beer-infused caramel sauce. Oktoberfest is not complete without an ample assortment of beers and this year twelve different
beers will be available for purchase including Highlands Clawhammer, Southern Barrel Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Weihenstephaner Fest Bier, Schofferhofer Grapefruit, Angry Orchard, Catawba Pumpkin Ale, Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, Oktoberfest Marzen, Bohemian Pilsner and for domestic beer lovers, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra will also be available. In addition to beer, German wines will also be served. In addition to great food, beer and wine, there will be games for the entire family including beer barrel races, beer stein races and even something for the dogs – The “Running of The Wieners,” a short race for dachshunds, which will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone with a wiener dog (dachshund) or “almost wiener dog” can enter. The first place winner in each of the two categories will receive $50 cash and a trophy. There will also be a prize for best dressed wiener dog. Prizes will also be awarded for the best humans, $25 in cash and $25 in beer and food tickets for the best dressed male and the same prize for the best dressed female. Admission to the event is free and you are encouraged to bring your own chairs as only limited seating will be available. Oktoberfest is a presentation of the Florence Downtown Development Corporation, AECOM and Crown Beverage.
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Wagnons celebrate their Golden Anniversary The Rev. and Mrs. Leon Louis Wagnon III celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this summer with a small family gathering at Pisgah United Methodist Church. The couple was married on Aug. 5, 1967. Mrs. Wagnon is the former Carolyn Koonts of High Point, N.C. She is a retired school teacher. Mr. Wagnon, from Union, S.C., is a retired methodist minister. The couple has two children, Laura W. Rivers (Jerry) of Florence and Mark L. Wagnon (Mary) of Columbia. They have five grandchildren, Wyatt and Emma Rivers of Florence; Walt, Thomas and Helen Wagnon of Columbia.
The Florence County Library will host a variety of programs for teens in the month of October. To celebrate Teen Read Week, which has the theme “Unleash Your Story,” the library will be giving away free books to all 6th through 12th graders the week of Oct. 8-14. Teens just need to visit the Greenberg Children’s Library to receive their free book, while supplies last. There will be a Poetry Slam on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Teens are welcome to share their works or those that might be important to them. Each teen has three minutes to share. An Escape Room will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25. There will be two sessions, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Teens can register for one session only. Registration is required. All programs are free and open to 6th through 12th graders.
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The Education Department of the Florence County Museum announces the next Family Day at the Florence County Museum will be on Saturday, Oct. 14. 1 to 3 p.m. From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. There is no registration required and the event is free. Activities are for all ages and include: • Awesome Autumn Pumpkin Print in the Art Studio. Use an autumn fruit to create fun pumpkin prints. Participants will use fruit, paint, and construction paper to make an autumn composition. • Fall Trees in the museum lobby. Create a color fall tree with real leaves. Participants will create a composition inspired by nature using paint and real fall leaves. • Indian Corn Art in the Multipurpose Room. Colorful Indian corn compositions are sure to delight this autumn! Participants will use oil pastel and watercolor paint to create a colorful work of art.
Southside students make All-State Chorus Over 500 South Carolina Middle school students submitted vocal auditions for participation in the All State Honor Choir. Southside had six students among the 280 young singers who made the All-State choir. The South Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) sponsors the annual competition. Lynn C. Perkins and Chrissy Welch are the teachers who prepared these students for their auditions and for the for All-State Choir performance.
Pumpkins in the park DARLINGTON – Join Darlington Recreation for Pumpkins in the Park at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Williamson Park. For more Information 843-398-4030.
ALLSTATE CHORUS – Tripp Taylor, from left, Morgan Matney, Teacher Lynn Perkins, Shakayla Black, Olivia Parrott and Jennings Thompson. Not pictured is Hailey Williams.The students will attend All-State Oct.13-14 at Southern Wesleyan in Central.
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McLeod for Health Florence Open begins Sunday McLeod Health and the City of Florence are once again partnering to raise awareness of breast cancer and physical activity through the McLeod for Health Florence Open benefitting Susan G. Komen South Carolina. Now in its sixth year, Florence’s only professional tennis tournament will be held Oct.15-22 at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. The Florence Open tournament formed an alliance in 2014 with McLeod Health and Susan G. Komen South Carolina to help support the fight against breast cancer in the region. McLeod Health, the tournament’s presenting sponsor, is deeply committed to the early identification and treatment of breast cancer, and Susan G. Komen South Carolina has provided significant funding to regional programs, including grants totaling more than $400,000 dollars to support breast cancer programs and patients at McLeod Health. Among other things, these grants have been used for mammograms, follow-up diagnostic procedures, patient navigation services, and survivor support services, including transportation. In May of 2017, representatives with the McLeod for Health Florence Open presented its 2016 profits – a total of $12,704.09 – to Susan G. Komen South Carolina to help fight breast cancer in the northeastern region of South Carolina. Over the last three
McLEOD HEALTH FLORENCE OPEN TO BE HELD AT DR. EDDIE FLOYD TENNIS CENTER years, the McLeod for Health Florence Open has raised more than $27,000 for Komen South Carolina. Florence, one of the smallest cities on the circuit, was selected to host an event because of its world-class courts, its strong volunteer base, and the generosity of its sponsors. This nine-day tournament puts Florence on the world tennis map and generates significant tourism revenues for our community. The McLeod for Health Florence Open will draw some of the best young professional players from around the world
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The Florence Area Humane Society’s 8th Annual Canines in Costume For a Cause 5K and 10K Run/Walk will be on Oct. 14 at The Country Club of South Carolina, 3525 McDonald Blvd. Pre-register online by Oct. 12 at www.simplytiming.com. Pre-registration entry fees are $25 for run/walk and $30 for 10K run. Race day registration 8-8:45 a.m. Race day entry fees are $30 for run/walk and $35 for 10K run. One mile run is pledge money, t-shirt included. Go to florencehumanesociety.org for pledge forms and more information.
Live@Central, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, will feature Dr. Jeanette M. Myers, professor of astronomy and coordinator of the Astronomy Program at Francis Marion University and director of The Dooley Planetarium. She will review the recent solar eclipse and tell what we are learning from this spectacular event. There will be a question and answer opportunity during the program. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church, corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be available that night from 5-6:30 p.m. at the UMW’s 15th annual BBQ fundraiser. The cost is $8 per plate ($3 hot dog plate available for children only). Call the church office at 843-662-3218 to purchase UMW BBQ tickets or if you need additional information.
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