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NEIGHBORS NAME: Kendall Holbrooks FAMILY: Husband Alex OCCUPATION: Executive assistant at House of Hope HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Tennis, crafts WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? Florence has a small town feel with everything you need, and is a close-knit community. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom who is the most thoughtful person I know and always looking for opportunities to help others.”

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Courtney Graham Center expansion announced at anniversary celebration The House of Hope of the Pee Dee is expanding its ministry to the homeless in the Pee Dee and beyond with the addition of a 50bed men’s dormitory at its Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter on Church Street in Florence. The 27-year-old non-profit agency announced the expansion on Oct. 17 during a celebration commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Graham Shelter. The new facility is part of a strategic re-positioning of the House of Hope’s physical assets. It includes leaving the group’s longtime shelter facility in Effingham, at the old Bonnaire School; moving its men’s transitional shelter to the former women’s transitional shelter on Darlington Street; and moving all the women in the program to the Graham Shelter. The Graham Shelter site and building was obtained by the House of Hope more than a year ago with help from the City of Florence and several generous donors, including the McGinnis family. Once the new men’s emergency shelter dorm is built, the Graham Shelter will be used exclusively as a facility for women and families. Currently, both men and women are housed at the Graham Shelter. The 6,000-square foot Graham Shelter can accommodate approximately 40 individuals per night and has been running near capacity since it opened in the fall of 2016. The proposed expansion will push the House of Hope’s capacity beyond 115 beds. Tuesday’s anniversary event celebrated the numerous volunteer hours and donations that have gone into the operation. That work has allowed the shelter to serve more than 700 different individuals during its first year of operation. Bryan Braddock, executive director of the House of Hope, calls the first year of operation “absolutely amazing.

CADE GRAHAM, SON OF THE LATE COURTNEY MCGINNIS GRAHAM, SPEAKS AT THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRAHAM COMMUNITY CENTER “We knew there was a tremendous need in the community and we hoped we could do something to help meet that need,” Braddock says. “But we had no idea it would progress as quickly as it has. We remain in awe. Of course, the numbers we’ve had so far just validate the need for more space, for more beds.” Braddock hopes construction on the new facility will begin soon. Tuesday’s celebration also served as a kickoff for the capital campaign, although in truth, the campaign is already well underway. The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, which contributed to the construction of the Graham Shelter, has committed $200,000 to the new project. And several other donors are lined up as well, says Brad-

dock. Additional donations are needed. But Braddock says he’s confident the new facility will be under way soon. “We’ve been so blessed with all that has happened in the past few years,” says Braddock. “There have been so many generous people who have stepped forward to support our mission. There’s never a guarantee, but with that track record, and all the people who care about this work and Courtney’s legacy, it’s bound to happen.” Donors large and small can contact Braddock at the House of Hope at 843-667-9000, or by email at bbraddock@hofh.org. About the Courtney McGinnis Graham Shelter – The Shelter hon-

ors community activist Courtney McGinnis Graham, who passed away suddenly in 2015. Among Graham’s many charitable endeavors was helping the homeless through a variety of causes, including the SNAC program, which she co-founded. About House of Hope of the Pee Dee – The House of Hope is a faith-based ministry to the homeless in the Pee Dee area, founded in 1990 by Bill and Jean Fryar. It operates a long-term, rehabilitative men’s shelter on Darlington Street and the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter, both in Florence. It also operates two Mission Mart department stores, which sell a variety of donated items. Proceeds from the Mission Mart go to House of Hope opera-

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Toy for Tots auctioning Clemson signed footballs

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The Toys For Tots Christmas campaign is underway at 237 West Evans Street. Toys For Tots is attempting to raise funds to pay utility bills by auctioning 20 Clemson footballs signed by Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney. “These make great Christmas gifts for those Clemson football fans,” says Toys For Tots coordinator Jim Williams. Bidding ends 11:59 a.m. Friday Nov. 24. The highest 20 bids win a signed Coach Dabo Swinney football. A starting minimum bid of $100 is requested. They also have 25 Clemson footballs without autographs. A minimum starting bid of $50 is requested for an unsigned football. When placing a bid please specify which football you are bidding on. Place bids at mcleaguedusenburydet410@yahoo.com in whole dollar amounts. Once you bid, you will receive an email verifying the bid. You may check on Facebook for updated bid information daily by following bidding on Marine Corps League Detachment #410 Facebook page Make checks out to Toys for Tots which makes them eligible for a tax write-off, Williams noted. Jim is also looking for volunteer drivers put out boxes. If you can help, call him at 843-758-5164.

Deaths EAST EVANS STREET IN EARLY 1900s, looking east. This block of merchants was known as Cohen Block. Photo is from a postcard.

SC Attorney General seeks documents on opioids COLUMBIA – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeks documents and information from distributors of prescription opioids as part of a multistate investigation into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids. There are 41 attorneys general participating in the multistate investigations. Nationwide and in South Carolina, opioids – prescription and illicit – are the main

driver of drug overdose deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, including 761 in South Carolina, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. “Opioid addiction is a public health menace to South Carolina. We cannot let history record that we stood by while this epidemic rages,” said Attorney General Wilson. The attorneys general sent information demand letters to opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson requesting documents about

SF Booster Club meeting The South Florence Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual open meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the South Florence auditorium. The evening’s guest speaker is Dr. Kelvin Wymbs, the Director of Secondary Education for Florence District One. This will also be an opportunity to meet the coaches of all sports and the officers and board members of the Booster Club. Afterwards, refreshments will be served and lots of door prizes awarded. There is no charge and everyone interested in the athletic program at South Florence is invited to attend.

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their opioid distribution business. The attorneys general are using these investigative tools to determine what role the opioid distributors may have played in creating or prolonging this epidemic and determine the appropriate course of action to help resolve this crisis. Attorney General Wilson also wants to assure the residents of South Carolina that he is continuing to actively

work towards addressing this opioid epidemic. On August 15, he filed a historic lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and other opioid drugs. The suit was filed in the Richland County Court of Common Pleas and alleges that Purdue unfairly and deceptively marketed opioids, which helped create and fuel South Carolina’s opioid epidemic.

Live@Central this week Live@Central! invites the public to a special program Wednesday, Oct. 25, about the military heroes of South Carolina from the Indian wars to the current conflicts. It will be presented by Steven Jeffcoat, director of the South Carolina Military Museum. He will also examine the origin of the South Carolina state flag. There will be a question and answer opportunity. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:15 p.m. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $3

for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Call the church office at 843-662-3218 for reservations or need additional information.

Have you packed your shoeboxes? Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is coming up the week of Nov.1320. Calvary Baptist is the central drop off site for the boxes. The hours will be: Mon.-Fri., Nov. 13-17, 4–7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. –1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. –5 p.m. Final Monday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Online driver’s license renewal now available The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) announces a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to do business with the agency. Most South Carolinians who have a regular (Class D, E, F, M, or any combination of the four) driver’s license, whose driving privileges are in good standing, may renew their license from the comfort of home at www.scdmvonline.com “This eliminates the need to visit an SCDMV branch and keeps wait times and lines

shorter for the public,” said Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “We’re a customercentric agency, and this is a small step in the process of bringing the SCDMV to customers, instead of making customers come to us.” Now, you will only need to visit the SCDMV every other time you’re due for renewal in order to take a new photograph for your license, as long as your driving privileges remain in good standing. If you renewed by mail the last time you renewed your license, you’re ineligible for online

renewal this time and must visit an SCDMV branch. If you have a commercial driver’s license or identification card or are an international customer, you must continue to visit an SCDMV branch to renew your license or ID. Due to state and federal laws, these cards are not available for online renewal. State law no longer requires vision screenings for most people when they renew their license. This means there’s no reason for many people to visit the SCDMV. A vision screening is still

required for a customer to receive his or her first South Carolina beginner’s permit or driver’s license or if returning to the state after being licensed in a different state. “Customers who did not renew their license the last time by mail can go to our website, confirm their address, and order their new license with a valid credit card,” said Director of Driver Services Annie Phelps. “We’ll use your current photograph and mail your new license. When renewing online, you’ll pay $12.50 for a five-year

license. Please destroy your old license when you receive your new one.” REAL ID licenses will not be available until the first-quarter of 2018. If you need to renew your license online or in person before REAL IDs are available, you will not be receiving this new type of card. Do not drive with an expired license. If you need to renew your license between now and when the REAL ID licenses are available, you will receive the same style of license the SCDMV currently issues.

To be eligible to order a REAL ID license online in the future, the SCDMV must have all of the correct documentation on file. For the most up-todate information, visit www. scdmvonline.com and follow the SCDMV on Facebook and Twitter.

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The next College Park Community Crime Watch meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church. Michael Hesbach, a certified gun instructor, will talk about gun safety and gun control.

‘Capitol Steps’ authors to speak at library The authors of “Capitol Steps and Missteps: The Wild and Improbable Ride of John Jenrette,” will make a presentation and host a book signing at the Florence Library on Nov. 2. Author John Clark and contributor Cookie Van Slice will be in the Joe Stukes Room at 5:30 p.m. Don Fowler, Wofford Class of 1957 and author of the foreword will introduce the speakers. Fowler is former National Chairman of the Democratic Party. John Clark is a Kingstree native who lived in Florence for a few years while working for Jenrette. Cookie Van Slice is a longtime confidante of Jenrette. When congressional aide John F. Clark met his future boss, South Carolina Congressman John Jenrette, in 1975, he was awestruck. Jenrette seemed to be

everything Clark was looking for in a leader. With intense charisma and uncanny knowledge of how Washington worked, Jenrette seemed poised to lead a New South and destroy the common stereotype of white southerners as narrowminded racists. Jenrette was indeed all the things Clark hoped him to be. He advocated for African Americans in an era when his political opponent insultingly sent a truckload of watermelons to a prominent black leader’s home. Jenrette became an enlightened champion of civil rights for both racial minorities and women. Then,everything changed. Jenrette may have been a political success story, but his personal failings were too big and too politically precarious to hide. “Capitol Steps and Mis-

Diabetes Center to host Diabetes Health Fair Each November, the McLeod Diabetes Center provides an extensive wealth of information at its largest community event, the Diabetes Health Fair. In its 18th year, the 2017 Diabetes Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McLeod Medical Plaza at 800 East Cheves Street in Florence. The free Diabetes Health Fair includes blood sugar screenings, blood pressure screenings, foot checks, and eye screenings. In addition, diabetes related nutrition, healthy food samples, stroke information and medication information. McLeod Endocrinologist Dr. Francesca Wilkins will present on managing diabetes. Many outstanding diabetes vendors will be present with the latest diabetes products, and everyone who attends can register for door prizes. The McLeod Diabetes Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient diabetes care through an extensive range of services provided by highly trained and experienced staff. The following diabetes selfmanagement education services are available: individual and group instruction to include; nutritional counseling, weight management and carbohydrate counting instruction; diabetes foot care teaching; insulin self-administration, insulin pump, and

insulin pen utilization: training for home glucose monitoring; and stress management teaching. These services are covered by most insurance plans. A physician referral is necessary. Diabetes self-management classes are offered weekly, and free support groups open to the public are held on the second Monday of each month except November. The McLeod Diabetes Center also coordinates with McLeod Women's Health Services to assist patients with Gestational Diabetes, or women who develop high blood sugar (glucose) levels during their pregnancy. The McLeod Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for meeting national standards of diabetes education. For more information about the diabetes education programs, call (843)777-6000 or visit www.McLeodDiabetes.org. The McLeod Diabetes Center is located in McLeod Medical Park East, Suite 290, 101 Johns St.

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steps” gives you a front-row seat to Jenrette’s eventual fall from power and the political scandal that set it all into motion. Wife Rita fueled flames by posing nude in Playboy, revealing a sexual tryst on the Capitol steps, and ridiculing South Carolinians and Washingtonians.

Jenrette’s career seemed ruined, but he still had a chance for redemption… “Capitol Steps and Missteps” presents an insightful picture of a complicated man and the ideals and charm that made him such a charismatic leader.

The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 , at 9:30 a.m., at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave, (corner of 3rd Loop Road and Marsh Ave) in Florence. Visitors and new members are welcome.

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How we can fight the opioid epidemic together By Alan Wilson, SC Attorney General South Carolina has a drug problem and many elected leaders have begun looking at how best to deal with it. In August, I also took action. My office filed a lawsuit against a company for its role in creating that problem. This lawsuit is not a magical silver bullet that will end this epidemic and the company being sued is not solely to blame for the crisis. However, when we look at the statistics and we read the stories we are left with the inescapable conclusion that we must take action now. In 2016, South Carolina ranked 9th in the nation in opioid prescribing rates. Since 2011, more than 3,000 South Carolinians have died from prescription opioid overdoses. In 2015, there were more deaths in South Carolina from taking prescription opioids or heroin than there were homicides. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of babies born addicted to opioids has quadrupled. There have been more opioid prescriptions written between 2012 and 2016 than there are residents in South Carolina. There are some who believe that this epidemic only affects “druggies” or heroin users, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most heroin users started with prescription opioids. More than three out of four new heroin users report abusing prescription opioids first. Typically, someone gets hurt or has surgery and is given a prescription opioid for pain. Because the drugs are so addictive, they may continue to take the drug even after they should have stopped or at doses that are dangerously high. Once they can no longer get more of the prescription drug, they turn to buying heroin on the street, since heroin is also an opioid. Many of the overdoses happen because the potency of street heroin varies so widely, and sometimes includes fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s even stronger than heroin. Whether it is prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl, the result is too often deadly. Many of our citizens have personally struggled or watched a loved one struggle with this addiction. Many have watched a loved one die from this addiction. As taxpayers, we need to be concerned as well. Since 2007, South Carolina has spent roughly $15.8 million on Purdue opioids through its Medicaid program and more than $28 million through our State Health Plan for public employees. Medicaid spending for OxyContin from 2013 to 2016 was 90% more than the closest competitor drug. There has been an additional burden and expense borne by law enforcement, emergency providers and social service agencies, including $6 million dollars in expenses for agencies treating substance abuse disorders alone. The statistics and stories are alarming and they demand action. That’s why my office has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and other opioids. Let me be clear that there is absolutely nothing wrong with a credible company lawfully selling an approved drug on the free market to people who desperately need it. However, when, as our complaint alleges, a company knowingly markets an extremely dangerous and addictive drug to doctors and patients in a way that leads them to believe that it is not as dangerous or addictive, or more effective, that is a problem. This lawsuit is one of the ways we can fight the opioid epidemic, however everyone has a role to play. We can all personally fight the epidemic by taking these steps: –If you have an injury or surgery and a doctor prescribes an opioid for pain, ask if there’s an alternative. –If you and your doctor decide an opioid is the best option, get it and take it for the shortest time possible. One problem now is that a doctor may prescribe a 30day supply when all that’s really needed is three or four days. –If you do have prescription painkillers, keep them locked up so someone else cannot abuse them. –And if you have leftover pills, dispose of them immediately by taking them to a participating pharmacy that’s a controlled substance public disposal location. You can also take them to your local police department or sheriff’s office that takes part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The next one will be on Oct.28. In addition to taking these steps, we all need to become better educated on this threat. The opioid epidemic is real and it is devastating our communities, but we can slow and even reverse it by having open conversations and working together.

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The skinny on being overweight For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn’t that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you’re average – hey, let’s get a pizza! Jay Leno You never really know how fat you are until you see yourself in a group photo. – Pinterest I’m not overweight. I’m just nine inches too short. – Shelley Winters “If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush!” – Dawn French The human body is 60 percent water. So I’m not fat, just flooded. – Pinterest Don’t be afraid of a few extra pounds. Fat people are harder to kidnap. – Pinterest

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. – Peter De Vries

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The hardest exercise for most of us (fat people) is pushing away from the dinner table. Dolly Parton People who are overweight don’t want unsolicited advice. Guess what. We know we’re fat. We live in homes with mirrors. – Al Roker I am a nutritional overachiever. – Author unknown Don’t let obesity get in the weigh of your fun. – Daniel Worona Dieting is wishful shrinking. – Author unknown

Obesity may have grave consequences! – Daniel Worona I keep trying to lose weight... but it keeps finding me! – Author unknown Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork. – English Proverb I try to avoid things that make me fat, like scales, mirrors and photographs. – Author unknown Oh no. I forgot to go to the gym yesterday. That’s 10 years in a row now. – Author unknown Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever! – Pinterest “Don’t go out of your weigh to please anyone but yourself.” – Anonymous

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Expand the health savings account ‘safe harbor’ to reduce healthcare costs A. Mark Fendrick, MD and Rashna Soonavala As the health reform debate continues, partisans in both parties should adhere to a simple, overarching principle: help people who were hurt by Obamacare, but don’t hurt those who were helped by the law. In other words, policymakers ought to focus on reducing the rising premiums and deductibles that have harmed millions while still preserving the coverage that’s now guaranteed to people with pre-existing conditions. Fortunately, the Trump administration is considering an executive order that would accomplish both goals. Specifically, the administration may allow highdeductible health insurance plans to cover services used to manage chronic diseases before customers have reached their deductibles. The plan already has broad, bipartisan support. High-deductible health insurance plans surged in popularity in the early aughts after health savings accounts, or HSAs, were established in the tax code. HSAs offer a triple tax advantage. Deposits are made with pre-tax

income. Savings grow tax-free. And people can withdraw from their accounts without paying any taxes, so long as they’re using the money to pay for a qualified medical expense. The kicker? HSAs are only available to consumers who enroll high-deductible health plans. This year, individual consumers with such plans are on the hook for the first $1,350 in healthcare expenses. The sole exception to this mandatory out-of-pocket spending is for preventive care services, such as screenings and vaccinations. A “safe harbor”provision in the tax code requires insurers to cover these services, even if individuals or families have not reached their deductibles. The administration’s efforts to improve the nation’s health insurance offerings would expand this “safe harbor.” Right now, medical services used to treat any “existing illness, injury or condition” are excluded from the safe harbor. So the 133 million Americans with diabetes, HIV, depression, and other preexisting conditions must pay the entire cost of their doctor visits, tests, and prescriptions until they

reach their plan’s deductible. This lack of pre-deductible coverage discourages people with pre-existing conditions from opening HSAs. When Americans are asked to pay more for medical care, they buy fewer services. About one in three Americans with a highdeductible plan admits to delaying or avoiding care for chronic conditions. Nearly 50 percent of enrollees with a chronically ill family member report problems paying for medical care or other bills. It’s senseless to prohibit highdeductible health plans from covering services that prevent the chronically ill from growing even sicker. This new generation of highvalue health plans would offer lower premiums than most existing health plans, bringing relief to those burdened by rising premiums, and more generous coverage for pre-existing conditions than current high-deductible plans. Leaders in both parties support this reform. In 2016, Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Earl Blumenauer (DOR) came together to introduce the Access to Better Care Act,

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Kudos to the Symphony and St.Luke’s on concert Last Monday night’s (Oct. 16) opening concert of the Florence Symphony Orchestra was a most entertaining and moving performance for the approximately 500 patrons in attendance. The outstanding first half of the concert included the popular Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni” and his Symphony #35, “Haffner.” The second half was the orchestra’s stirring rendition of Mendelssohn’s Symphony # 5, “Reformation”, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s triumph of Protestantism

in 1517. The varying themes in the fourth movement of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” was an uplifting experience for the listener. The Florence community owes a debt of gratitude to the congregation of St. Luke’s

Lutheran Church for their generosity in underwriting this performance. Reserve your seats for the diversified remaining four concerts of the 2017-18 season. Carroll Player, DDS Florence

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which would direct the IRS to expand the safe harbor. And Sens. Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) and John Thune (R-SD) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury urging the IRS to modify the safe harbor provision to ensure patients “have full access to adequate preventive care and chronic care management services.” By giving insurers the flexibility to expand the safe harbor, the Trump administration would make HSAs more attractive -- and boost the medical effectiveness of highdeductible plans. As a result, millions more Americans could find insurance that matches their financial and medical needs. A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the director of the University of Michigan Center for ValueBased Insurance Design. Rashna Soonavala is a sophomore at the University of Michigan and an intern with the Center for ValueBased Insurance Design.

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Dear fellow community members, Prescription drug abuse and its related negative consequences are rapidly increasing statewide and in our community. Our country has 4% of the world’s population yet consumes nearly 80% of the world’s prescription drugs. This provides a huge inventory of prescription drugs to be misused and abused and its increasing availability is one of the leading causes of this crisis. Florence County has one of our state’s highest rates for prescription drug abuse related emergency room visits. The individuals, families and lives it affects have no socio-economic, gender or cultural boundaries. This is a community wide problem that requires a community wide response. Each of us can be responsible and accountable in assisting with lowering the accessibility of unused and expired prescription drugs by disposing of them properly. I encourage you to inventory the unused and expired medications in your home and properly dispose of them and safeguard those that remain in your home. To assist with the disposal of unused and expired prescription drugs, the Florence City Police Department conducts a bi-annual drug take back day. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office also provides a drug drop box in the main lobby of their facility at 6719 Friendfield Road, in Effingham and it is available during normal business hours, 8:30-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. I urge everyone to take advantage of these local resources in decreasing the availability of unused and expired prescription drugs. By joining us in being accountable and responsible, we offer our community its best opportunity to minimize this crisis and provide a safer and healthier environment for us all. Warmest Regards,

Randall Cole, CEO Circle Park Behavioral Health Services

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Mentor-Connect names 2018 Mentor Fellows A new initiative that prepares the next generation of mentors to assist perspective grantees for the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Program has named three Mentor Fellows for 2018. The Mentor-Connect Project provides mentoring and technical assistance to help two-year colleges learn to prepare and submit competitive grant proposals to the NSF ATE Program. Mentor Fellows ensures that well prepared mentors are available for this work. Mentor-Connect is based at Florence-Darlington Technical College and is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant numbers 1204463 and 1501183. From a national pool of well-qualified candidates, the following three experienced NSF ATE Principal Investigators have been selected for a year-long fellowship: Diane Dostie, (Dean of Corporate & Community Services, Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME-retired), Dr. Edgar E. Troudt, (Assistant Dean for Research and Strategic Part-

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nerships, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY), and Danine Alderete-Tomlin (Executive Director, Automotive Manufacturing Technology Education Center (AMTEC), Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Versailles, KY). Mentor Fellows receive financial support and guidance as they shadow experienced Mentor-Connect Mentors and engage in a variety of learning activities throughout the year that prepares them to be Mentor-Connect men-

tors for potential ATE grantees. Mentor Fellows learn the specifics of NSF ATE grant proposal development and expand their own leadership skills as they observe and participate in the Mentor-Connect system that stimulates leadership development among the STEM faculty who participate as teams in a Mentor-Connect cohort. Mentor-Connect typically works with 20 new-to-ATE colleges each year. The Mentor Fellows experience, which begins in January 2018, is one facet of the MentorConnect regenerative leadership development effort. The main thrust of Mentor-Connect, an ATE project of the South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SCATE) Center, is to broaden the impact of the NSF ATE Program by diversifying the pool of two-year colleges and educators who receive ATE grant awards. Mentor-Connect mentees are faculty from twoyear, associate-degree-granting institutions that are eligible for

Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE. Mentor Fellows is a multiyear initiative. The next application date will be Sept. 28, 2018. The application and details about the next fellowship opportunity will be available at www.mentor-connect.org. Selected Mentor Fellow, Diane Dostie believes her “experience could be helpful to another college interested in embarking on an NSF ATE journey.” Ms. Dostie served as principal investigator for two NSF ATE advanced manufacturing projects, the Virtual Ideation Platform (VIP) and the Regional Advanced Machining Partnership (RAMP), and as Co-Principal Investigator for RapidTech, an ATE project in additive manufacturing. The projects involved research, curriculum development, collaboration with faculty across several institutions and dissemination of the results. Selected Mentor Fellow Danine Alderete-Tomlin wants to help future ATE partners learn les-

Open Door Baptist plans anniversary celebration Open Door Baptist Church will celebrate its 24th church anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 29. A wonderful day of worship is planned. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. at 236 W. Evans St. Pastor Michelle Law-Gordon will deliver the message. The afternoon program will be held at New Zion Baptist Church, 610 W. Roughfork St, at 4 p.m. The guest preacher is Rev. Anthony Hooks, pastor of Lawson Grove Baptist Church, Darlington. Those unable to attend who want to share in this celebration may sow into this ministry. Please make checks payable to Open Door Baptist Church BF and mail to P.O. Box 23, Florence SC 29501.

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Initiative for ATE is an initiative of the South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (SCATE) at FlorenceDarlington Technical College designed to actively engage more two-year technical and community colleges in the improvement of technician education. Mentor-Connect works in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to help STEM faculty teams from participating institutions apply for grant funding from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program (NSF ATE). Potential grantees are assisted in developing grant writing skills and leadership skills. Mentoring is used for knowledge transfer. Those with many years of experience with NSF ATE funded projects serve as mentors to those who are new to the program.

South Florence Softball team BBQ benefit South Florence Softball Team will hold a BBQ fundraiser on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at the school’s softball concession/equipment building. The food is prepared by Kenny’s BBQ and is $8 per plate. The menu includes barbecue, gravy with rice, yams, and slaw. Pickup or delivery is available for 10 or more plates by emailing bjones@ffd1.org.

TKA cheerleader squads take first place wins The King’s Academy varsity cheerleaders placed first in the SCISA Varsity Game Time Cheer competition at the Charleston Cheer Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 14 . The TKA JV cheerleaders, who competed in their first SCISA cheer competition, earned first in the SCISA JV Game Time Cheer. Varsity Coach Karen Holmes and JV Coach Cathy Parnell spent months preparing the teams. Both squads will compete in the SCISA State Cheer Competition on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Sumter Civic Center.

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Top Seed Taylor Townsend sweeps Florence Open Taylor Townsend, the top seeded singles player in the McLeod for Health Florence Open, takes home singles and doubles titles. Townsend defeated Ysaline Bonaventure 6-1, 7-5 in an intense, but quick match that lasted just one hour and 18 minutes at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center Sunday. Townsend won Saturday’s doubles championship making her the first player to win both single and doubles at the McLeod for Health Florence Open. Townsend is fresh off of a double victory in the Sumter Pink Open, where she won both the singles and doubles championships there as well. As for Bonaventure, she used her heavy hitting to power her way to become the only two time finalist of the McLeod for Health Florence Open. In 2014, she faced CiCi Bellis and eventually lost in the last round of competition. On Saturday, top seeded

doubles duo Taylor Townsend and Maria Sanchez beat Tara Moore and Amra Sadikovic to win the McLeod for Health Florence Open doubles championship. Townsend and Sanchez earned their third doubles title as a team with this win. Prior to Sunday's finals, Francis Marion University’s tennis team played an exhibition match at noon. The singles championship was followed by a Junior and Adult Hit and Get with free prizes provided by Wil-

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MCLEOD FOR HEALTH FLORENCE OPEN WINNER – Taylor Townsend, left, and Ysaline Bonaventure

Florence Gymnastics take first place awards at Ladsen The 2017-2018 Florence Gymnastics Team, under the direction of Head Coach Wes Woodward, assistant Coach Alex Holliday and Coach Trysten Herbert, began the competition season in Ladson, Sept. 16-17 at the 2017 SC Judges Cup. Twenty different gyms from across the state competed at the competition. Florence Gymnastics brought home first place team awards for the Xcel Bronze and Xcel Platinum team levels. The Florence team also received many individual medals for top placement scores in vault, bars, beam, floor and All Around performance. Xcel Bronze: Mary Campbell Adams finished with an All Around score of 31.450. Ember Boykin placed fifth on vault (8.725) and bars (8.900), first on beam (8.875) and third on floor (8.150) finishing second All Around with a 34.650. Tenea Cain placed third on vault (9.100), fifth on beam (8.575) and first on floor (8.750) while finishing first All Around with a 34.725. Susannah Carter placed second on vault (9.125), fourth on bars (8.925), second on beam (8.850), and finished third All Around with a 34.100. Liz Curl placed first on vault (9.400), beam (9.425), and floor (8.600), third on bars (8.950) and finished first All Around with a 36.375. Katie Kampiziones placed fourth on floor (8.075) and finished All Around with a 31.425. Caitlynn Kelly placed first on bars (9.200), fifth on floor (7.725) and finished All Around with a 33.600.

son Sporting Goods and McLeod Health as well as an Adult Tennis Apprentice Alumni Day and Junior Play Day. The McLeod for Health Florence Open is a US Tennis Association Pro Circuit event that attracts talented tennis stars from all over the world to compete for $25,000 in prize money. The net proceeds from the tournament are donated to Susan G. Komen South Carolina.

Sophie Middleton placed first on bars (9.250), third on vault (8.900), beam (8.600), and floor (8.500) and finished third All Around with a 35.250. Mary Elizabeth Mussman placed second on vault (9.300), bars (9.000), beam (9.225), and floor (8.550) finishing second All Around with a 36.075. Jayda Rivers placed first on vault (9.450), second on bars (9.150), third on beam (8.800) and finished All Around with a 32.400. Hayden Sherman placed fourth on vault (8.750), third on bars (9.100), and finished with an All Around score of 25.750. Elianna-Nicole Ward placed fourth on beam (8.700), and finished All Around with a score of 32.850. Xcel Platinum: Adelaide Bausmith placed second on vault (9.050), first on bars (8.200) and beam (8.950) and fourth on floor (8.450) and first All Around with a 34.650. Lindie Matthee placed first on vault (9.150), second on bars (8.100), third on beam (8.100) and floor (9.000), finishing second All Around with a 34.350. Emery McCutcheon placed fifth on vault (8.500), third on bars (8.100), fourth on beam (7.900), and fifth on floor (8.450), finishing All Around with a 32.950. Macy Pegram placed third on vault (8.950), fifth on bars (7.700) and beam (7.750) and second on floor (9.100) finishing All Around with a 33.500. Xcel Diamond: - Tori Watrous placed first on vault (8.850), bars (7.600), beam (8.800), floor (8.325) and first All Around with a 33.575.

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Level 4: Mia Cowdright placed fifth on bars (8.450) and beam (8.850), finishing with an All Around score of 34.425. Zoe Cowdright placed third on beam (9.400), and finished with an All Around score of 33.525. Brooke Floyd finished with an All Around score of 25.925. Myila Howard placed fourth on vault (8.725) and finished with an All Around score of 34.125. Elliana Kampiziones finished with an All Around score of 32.225. Daija Torian placed fifth on floor (8.925) and finished with an All Around score of 34.275. Level 5: Courtney Clemson placed fifth on floor (8.900) and finished All Around with a 33.775. Jenna Sherer placed fifth on floor (8.650) and finished with an

All Around score of 31.975. Kris Thomas finished with an All Around score of 33.250. Level 6: Carson Arthur placed second on vault (9.325), bars (8.600), beam (8.250), floor (8.750) and second All Around with a 34.925. Madison Floyd placed first on vault (9.325), bars (7.800), beam (8.700) and floor (9.350) and first All Around with a 35.200. Level 7: Ariel Davis placed first on vault (9.600), beam (9.400) and floor (9.500), third on bars (6.800) and finished second All Around with a 35.300. Level 9: Emily SantiAnna placed first on vault (8.750), bars (8.075), beam (8.200), floor (8.600) and first All Around with a 33.625.

The City of Florence Recreation Department and the Florence Youth Basketball League will begin registration for winter youth basketball on Nov. 1 and run through Nov. 30. A parent or guardian can sign the participant up online at www.cityofflorence.com/ParksRec_Live/Home. Parents can also sign up at the administrative offices located at 513 Barnes Street. All participants must be signed up by a parent or legal guardian. Each registrant needs to bring a birth certificate if they have never participated in any City of Florence program. Games will be played at the new Pearl Moore Gymnasium and Barnes Street Activity Center. Age groups for players will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 year olds. There will be separate girl’s teams in the age groups of 9-10 and 11-12. All other age groups will be co-ed play. Girl’s teams will travel to play other teams in towns surrounding the Florence area. Rules are specifically designed by age groups. The groups are based on the age they are as of Sept. 1, 2017. Anyone interested in volunteering as a coach should stop by the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices located at 513 Barnes Street, Florence and fill out an application. All coaches must be certified under the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) and approved by the City of Florence Recreation staff.


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Trinity-Byrnes goes pink for breast cancer awareness Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School observed a Pink Out on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in support of breast cancer awareness. Members of the JV volleyball team sold pink “Titans Have Hope” tshirts on campus for $10 each on Monday, Oct.16. Faculty, staff, and students were encouraged to wear them to school Tuesday, or other pink apparel. Middle school students made sweet treats for a baked goods sale during break on Tuesday. Proceeds from the shirt and baked goods sales will go to McLeod Cancer Center in honor of Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School moms who are breast cancer survivors.

FSD1 meeting to discuss plans for new school The Florence One Facilities Plan is currently in phase two of building new schools. The pay-asyou-go model schedules the construction of a new Williams Middle by the year 2022. A meeting, set for Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. will seek the input of citizens and parents of students who will benefit from the new school. This meeting will be held in the auditorium of Wilson High. All parents whose children attend schools that feed into Williams Middle, as well as Williams Middle School community members, are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the Florence One website to view the Facilities Plan found under the Board of Trustees section or call 843-669-4141.

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FDTC Entrepreneurial Forum Gala planned Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Educational Foundation hosts its third Entrepreneurs Forum Gala on Thursday, Nov.16, at 6 p.m. at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT). This year’s class of honorees were chosen by the last Forum awardees. During the event, the Foundation will recognize and honor seven entrepreneurs from Darlington and Florence counties whose hard work and dedication to the community has greatly influenced the local economy. Combined, they represent a very diverse group of companies and professions. “The individuals we’ll be honoring have played such a large role in the growth of the Pee Dee, and we want to celebrate their spirit of entrepreneurship,” Jill Lewis, Vice President of FDTC’s Foundation, said. “Through their business leadership and entrepreneurial activities, these individuals have set the benchmark of working towards the prosperity and growth of our region.” The seven Forum members that will be recognized and honored include: Husband and wife, James and Karen Aikens. He’s the Senior Director of Government Relations for ADP and the co-owner and operator of Rita’s Italian Ice. Karen is also the co-owner and operator of Rita’s; Wanda James,

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owner of Florence McDonald’s; Danny Johnson Jr., Vice President, of Hartsville’s North Industrial Machine; Brothers, Britt and Jim Poston, co-owners of area Zaxby’s; and Grey Raines, President of Raines Hospitality in Florence. A reception is set to begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The ceremony honoring the entrepreneurs follows. Tickets and sponsorships are still available, and they can be purchased by contacting Jill Lewis in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 843661-8003. Please visit www.fdtc.edu for more information on Florence-Darlington Technical College. You can also keep up with all of the latest news and updates by liking the college’s Foundation on Facebook and by following, @FloDar_Tech on Twitter.

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West Florence High accepted as associate member of National Consortium of Secondary STEM schools West Florence High School has been accepted as an associate member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS). As an associate member, West Florence joins other secondary schools and schools with specialized STEM centers located in the U.S. with non-profit status, whose primary objectives are parallel with the Consortium’s mission. The Consortium’s mission is to advance STEM education by providing professional development and networking opportunities for educators and enriched learning experiences for students. In order to be accepted as a member of the NCSSS, schools must have a science, technology, engineering and mathematics focus; require students to take advanced course offerings in STEM areas; include authentic research school-wide; maintain affiliations with local colleges, universities, and research facilities; and allow students to participate in external STEM related competitions. Among the benefits of the membership are an online profile of the school in the NCSSS directory; the opportunity to send students to the Student Summer Research Conference; and reduced registration fees for the annual professional conference. West Florence joins other school across the nation who have membership as well as South Carolina Schools: Dutch Fork High School, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and Spring Valley High School.


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Post 1 honors Boys and Girls State participants The Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 hosted a banquet on Oct. 10 to congratulate recent Boys and Girl State graduates The boys spent a week at Anderson University learning about government, team work and camaraderie. They set up fictitious cities, elected leaders and learned about governing. They worked hard and learned a lot. Many feel they made lifelong friends and would like to go back. Post 1 sponsored 40 young men under the leadership of Judge Gene Morehead, long time Legionnaire. Each participant spoke to the gathering about their experience and thanked the Legion for sponsoring them. They called it a life changing experience. Post Commander Don Handley presented each of the young men with a certificate, reflecting their participation in Boys State. The young ladies went to Presbyterian College in Clinton for the same week. There were two girls from Johnsonville High School and two from The Kings Academy. The experiences were the same – life changing. Legion Auxiliary President Vickie Gimla read a moving email from Madison Graham from Johnsonville describing her experience and how grateful that she was for the opportunity to attend Girls State. “It was fine community event that showcased some of our future leaders. The catered meal by Rogers BBQ was outstanding and the students and families had a wonderful time,” commented Kenneth M. Curran, Post 1 Public Relations Officer.

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Col. Frank Brown, President of the Col. Matthew Singleton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in Sumter, was guest speaker at the October meeting of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Samuel Bacot Chapter meeting held at the Florence Country Club. Brown educated NSDAR members about the SAR, the largest male lineage organization in the U.S., consisting of 50 societies, over 500 chapters and over 34,000 members. It is dedicated to assisting members, schools, teachers and the public in efforts to sustain and preserve history and constitutional principles. He said the local Col. Matthew Singleton Chapter is very involved in the area, working with local veterans, JROTC programs, Eagle Scouts, and community leaders. He added that the chapter represents the Pee Dee area and perspective members can visit www.scssar.org for more information. Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization

SAR member Dr. Tom Barnett, left, Col. Frank Brown, NSDAR Samuel Bacot Regent Anne Jenkins and Vice-Regent Ruth Barnett. 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 commemora-

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McLaurin receives $10,000 from Burlington Stores Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, presented a $10,000 donation to McLaurin Elementary School in Florence One, in celebration of its new store in Florence. Richard Tourtillotte, a representative from Burlington Stores, presented the check to McLaurin Elementary Principal Deborah Cribb during an assembly that took take place last week at the school. A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school administrators and helped to secure the donation for McLaurin Elementary. The donation from Burlington provides $10,000, divided equally among the teachers, to purchase new supplies for each teacher’s classroom. “On behalf of Florence One and McLaurin Elementary, I would like to thank Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org for adopting our entire school,” said Cribb. “Our teachers look forward to using the funds to enhance learning in our school

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Organ concert to be presented on Halloween at Central UMC A Halloween organ concert will be presented by Dr. Don Grice, organist and music director at Central United Methodist Church, on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Central UMC. The music will reference themes of Halloween and Reformation, including works by John Cook, J.S. Bach, Charles Marie Widor, and Henri Mulet. Admission is free. Central United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Irby and Cheves streets in downtown Florence. For more information, please call the church office at 843-6623218.

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DARLINGTON – Halloween’s almost here and downtown Darlington will be alive with activity. The Darlington Area Recreation Department and the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) will offer children a downtown Trick-or-Treat experience from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Public Square. Employees of area businesses will be handing out treats to costumed children, and some will be dressed in costumes themselves. “We want to make this one huge Halloween event for everyone in Darlington,” says Lisa Chalian-Rock, executive director of the DDRA. The Darlington Housing Authority, a patron of the event since its inception, will provide a bounce house and slide, as well as treats. Blue Choice Medical will have a variety of games, including giant Jenga, Dominoes, hula hoops, jump ropes, and giant checkers. Other booths on the courthouse grounds include Girl Scouts of Eastern Carolina, Darlington County Library, Molina Healthcare, First Baptist Church of Darlington, New Beginnings Church, and Paparazzi Jewelry. “It’s exciting to see this event grow over the last three years. We have had such great response from all the businesses and from the community as a whole. From the courthouse, we

just saw costumes streaming along the sidewalks there were so many kids.” The free event provides a safe environment for children to trick-or-treat as well as giving businesses an opportunity to show their community support. Those participating will have a pumpkin on the door. Most are on the square and one block out on Exchange, Pearl, and South Main Streets. Businesses include Howle Law Firm, Studio 36, Tenampa Mexican Restaurant, Darlington Family YMCA, Mamma Mia Italian Kitchen, Security Finance, The J Mann Hair Experience, Beauty N U Salon, Main Street Jewelers, Vaughan Insurance, Wilson Senior Care, Wells Fargo, Prescott Wireless, Darlington Office Supply, and the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce. The public square will be closed to traffic beginning at 4 p.m. for safety. The annual DDRA Business Costume Contest will be held during the Scare on the Square as well as on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Businesses should call Rock at 843-398-4000 x 103 by Oct. 30 to be included in the contest. If a church, civic club, or business wants to participate, call 843-398-4000 x 103 or 843-3984030. You also may email info@buildupdarlington.org.

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Pulitzer Prize winner headlines Pee Dee Fiction, Poetry Festival Poet Gregory Pardlo, whose collection of works Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, is the headliner for the 11th annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival held on the campus of Francis Marion University. The annual two-day festival will be held Nov. 9-10 in the Lowrimore Auditorium. It features panel discussions and book signings by the authors. It is free and open to the public. Pardlo will be joined by awarding-winning authors Jennifer Haigh, Ross Gay and Dan Chaon. The festival serves as a major cultural event at FMU and plays an integral role in fall classes. Works by the participating authors are taught in select classes. Students then have an opportunity to meet with the authors in special workshops and discussion groups. Dr. Rebecca Flannagan, the chair of the University’s Department of English, Modern Languages and Philosophy says this

year’s crop of writers aren’t attending just because they’ve won awards, but because of the impact they can have on students as well. “Whenever we choose writers for the Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival, we always consider one thing: choosing writers whose texts will impact and affect our students and community,” Flannagan says. “However, we have been fortunate to also bring in award-winning writers, as well… We’re happy when accessibility and award-winning go together.” The Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival originated in 2006 as the Pee Dee Fiction Festival. The festival has expanded to include poets as well as fiction writers. Notable participating authors have included Andre Dubus III, National Book award winter Terrance Hayes, former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Tobias Wolff, and others. For more information on the authors and events at the Festival,

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Interfaith Partners sponsor program on Hinduism The Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, Florence Branch invites the public to an educational program on Hinduism on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 2:30 till 5 p.m. at the Florence County Library. This presentation is part of our quarterly programs aimed at educating the public about the history, philosophy and practices of our diverse faith communities and promoting understanding and respect. Please come and join the conversation. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Nancy Thomas at 843-992-4101.

Central, Cumberland UMCs unite in fellowship Central United Methodist Church and Cumberland United Methodist Church held their annual C-Unity Gathering on Oct. 1. The churches are located across from one another on Coit Street. Rev. Will Malambri, Senior Pastor at Central UMC, commented, “I am very pleased with how the evening went and the deepening relationships among the churches. We are moving from reintroducing ourselves to reuniting with friends. The speakers were outstanding and their comments were very complementary. The conversations over dinner were meaningful. It was gratifying that before we had even left that night, people were talking about how to take our connections

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to a deeper level – ideas like sharing in youth ministry and a common mission trip. We are becoming brothers and sisters, not just talking about that.” The annual C-unity event is a celebration of the two church families being united in Christ, united in the United Methodist Church, and united on Coit Street for the sake of the gospel. “Given the climate of America these days, it’s refreshing to be in an environment where persons from varying backgrounds are able to worship and fellowship together without a lot of fanfare. I really appreciate the ways in which the clergy and laity of both churches have come together and sought to be intentional about spending

time with each other. I am of the mindset that others could benefit from what we have begun to establish between Cumberland and Central,” said Rev. Anthony Hodge, Pastor at Cumberland UMC. This year’s gathering was held at Central UMC where musicians from their casual service, The Well, led them in worship. The members then shared a meal, Holy Communion, and conversation which centered on each table creating a sentence to be included in a collective prayer reflecting their desire for grace, peace, and unity. Central UMC member Eliya Osaki said of the event, “Regardless of cultural and background differences, it was nice to see people getting together to sing together,

laugh together, fellowship and share the meal together. Also, it was inspiring to see and hear someone’s passion for taking down the walls that are dividing us. I hope we continue to get together like it's not a special event but it's a normal thing. After all, we are brothers and sisters in Christ.”

Trunk or Treat First Baptist and College Park Baptist Churches will host a “Trunk or Treat” this Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the parking lot at College Park Baptist Church, Third Loop Road. Children are invited to come, in costume, to play games and collect treats, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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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

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NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-03045 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Lionel Walker;

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

Belinda Walker; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to

the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATED IN THE MARS BLUFF COMMUNITY, SOUTHEAST OF FLO-

RENCE, IN FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 14 ON THAT CERTAIN FINAL MAP OF SUBDIVISION PREPARED BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, FOR BRETT MITCHELL DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2000 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 75 AT PAGE 306. REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO SAID FINAL MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2001 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMB E R NCFL146A\B11540CJ11. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LIONEL WALKER AND BELINDA WALKER, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF BRETT E. MITCHELL DATED OCTOBER 5, 2001 AND RECORDED OCTOBER 9, 2001 IN BOOK A651 AT PAGE 164 IN OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1920 Mercedes Way, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 00339-01-147 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 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 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 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00252 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Joshua H. Ard; Wellman Industries, Inc.; The Dwellings Homeowners' Association, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF JOHNSONVILLE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS UNIT 8-B ON A PLAT OF THE DWELLINGS, BUILDING B, MADE BY FLOYD, COLEMAN, ASKINS AND KELLAHAN, ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS, INC., DATED MAY 18 & JULY 11, 1983, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 21 AT PAGE 958, AND CONTAINING 1,317.6 SQUARE FEET. REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT IS HEREBY MADE

AS A PART AND PARCEL OF THIS DESCRIPTION. THIS CONVEYANCE IS SUBJECT TO ALL RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD, INCLUDING THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS DATED FEBRUARY 10, 1983 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 16, 1983, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A-181 AT PAGE 496; AND UTILITY EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY FOR UTILITY INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JOSHUA H. ARD BY DEED OF DOUGLAS G. JOY, JR., DATED JUNE 30, 2009 AND FILED JUNE 30, 2009 IN BOOK B253 AT PAGE 1791 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 488 Greenview Drive Unit 8B, Johnsonville, SC 29555 TMS: 04411-01-010 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 5.5% 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 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 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00789 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust vs. Francine Graham, CoPersonal Representative of the Estate of Sam G. Cameron a/k/a Sam Guy Cameron; Katrina T. Cameron a/k/a Katrina Tameika Cameron, Co-Personal Representative of the Estate of Sam G. Cameron a/k/a Sam Guy Cameron; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Rebecca Cameron, 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; Francine Graham; Katrina T. Cameron a/k/a Katrina Tameika Cameron; Corey Cameron; Alexander Cameron, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE,


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PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE ON A 40 FOOT DIRT STREET JUST OFF OF GRAHAM ROAD NEAR THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE AND STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY PROPERTY OF JOHN SMITH, ON THE EAST BY SAID DIRT STREET. ON THE SOUTH NOW OR FORMERLY BY JOHN SMITH; AND ON THE WEST BY KELSEY MAE SMITH SAID LOT IS MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN, DESCRIBED AND DELINEATED ON A PLAT THEREOF PREPARED FOR ISAAC FULTON AND MABLE FULTON ON FEBRUARY 17, 1975, BY WESTON G. SNIPES, R.L.S. AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 15 AT PAGE 834. SAID PLAT BEING INCORPORATED HEREIN AND MADE A PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION BY REFERENCE THERETO. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SAME G. CAMERON AND REBECCA CAMERON BY DEED OF ROBERT GAMBLE AND CARRIE GAMBLE DATED AUGUST 27, 1986 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 10, 1986 IN BOOK A252 AT PAGE 792 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 827 Barr Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 00199-31-046 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 7.05% 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 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00986 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Rebecca D. Briggs; Philip Dowling

Builders, Inc.; Southbrook Subdivision Homeowners Association, Inc.; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN FLORENCE COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK A925, PAGE 46, ID# 15215-01-081, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 4, SOUTHWOOD SUBDIVISION, PHASE III BY WILLIAM E. SMOTHERS, SURVEYOR, DATED 08/06/2003 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 174, RECORDED 08/06/2003. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EARL L. BRIGGS AND REBECCA D. BRIGGS, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF PHILIP DOWLING BUILDERS, INC. DATED MAY 6, 2005 AND RECORDED MAY 10, 2005 IN BOOK A925 AT PAGE 46 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3512 Southbrook Circle, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 15215-01-081 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 5.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. Although they are entitled to a one (1) year right of redemption, since the mortgage lien of the Defendant United States pf America derives from the issuance of insurance under the National Housing Act, any federal right of redemption under 28 U.S.C Section 2410 (c) is deemed waived by 12 U.S.C. section 1701K. 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 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01441 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: CIT Bank, N.A. vs. Richard Scott; Republic Finance, LLC a/k/a Republic Finance, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF TIMMONSVILLE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR G. MARK FORD AND REBECCA C. FORD BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOC. SURVEYORS, DATED APRIL 28, 1993 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 48 AT PAGE 271. SAID LOT FRONTS AND MEASURES ON S. KEITH STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 87.31 FEET AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTHEAST BY LAND N/F CAN-TIM-LEE FARMS, INC.; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY LAND N/F GENEVA A. MCLENDON; ON THE NORTHWEST BY LAND N/F OF BAROODY AND N/F OF JACK H. GAUSE; AND ON THE SOUTHWEST BY THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR S. KEITH STREET, ALL OF WHICH IS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT. REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD SCOTT BY DEED OF G. MARK FORD AND REBECCA C. FORD DATED OCTOBER 24, 2006 AND RECORDED OCTOBER 26, 2006 IN BOOK B50 AT PAGE 1365 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 207 South Keith Street, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 70013-09011 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 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 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 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2009-CP-21-01950 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC 2005-FR5 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-FR5 vs. Kenneth McClam and Tracy McClam, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS PROPERTY BEING SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR KENNETH MCCLAM AND TRACY MCCLAM BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED MAY 27, 2005, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 86 AT PAGE 401. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KENNETH MCCLAM AND TRACY MCCLAM BY DEED OF LANDAMERICA ONE STOP, INC. RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY ON JUNE 3, 2005 IN BOOK A931 AT PAGE 181 AND RE-RECORDED ON JULY 14, 2005 IN BOOK A940 AT PAGE 539. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 512 Forrest Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80020-16-006 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the

time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00824 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association as trustee for Holders of Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-RF1 vs. Ada O. Nwankudu; Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Sara W. Norwood, 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; Beth Sheppard Lee; Montessori School of Florence; Branch Banking and Trust Company s/b/m to Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina; First Reliance Bank; GMAC Mortgage LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONTAINING 0.17 ACRES, MORE OR LESS AND BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE EAST BY WARLEY STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 50.06 FEET; ON THE NORTH BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FLORENCE FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.02 FEET; ON THE WEST BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FLORENCE FOR A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; AND ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF BETH SHEPPARD LEE FOR DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET. ALL AS FURTHER AND MORE SPECIFICALLY SHOWN ON THAT PLAT OF SURVEY RECORDED NOVEMBER 2, 2016 IN BOOK 105 AT PAGE 270 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ADA O. NWANKUDU BY DEED OF WALTER RITTER AND LINDA RITTER, DATED FEBRUARY 16, 2001, AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 26, 2001, IN DEED BOOK A621 AT PAGE 1553, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 313 Warley Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90074-09-019 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 7.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2017-CP-21-01484 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Loan Source, Inc. against S & S Market NY Corp, et al., I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., at the City-County Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: Lot 41 - 608 Lawson Street All that certain lot of land situate in the northern part of the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, measuring 50 feet front on Lawson Street, and being in depth 140 feet, said lot being designated as Lot No. 41 on a map made by R.N. Whelchel, C.E. dated November 9, 1937 for Bynum-Ingram Lumber Company and J.E. Pettigrew and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book H at Page 17, and is bounded on the North by Lot No. 42; East by Lot No. 43; South by Lot No. 40; and West by Lawson Street. The said lot is located 77 feet South of the Southeast corner of Lawson Street and Ingram Avenue. Being the same property conveyed to S Suhad, LLC by deed of Tariq Koarti dated May 26, 2011 and recorded in the ROD for Florence County in Book B353 at Page 1655. TMS No. 90072-02-011 Lot 42 - 610 Lawson Street All that certain lot of land together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of Florence, State of South Carolina, at the Southeast corner of Lawson Street and Ingram Street, fronting and measuring 77 feet on Lawson Street being known as Lot 42 on a plat made by R.N. Whelchel, C.E. for J.E. Pettigrew and BynumIngram Lumber Co. dated

5B November 9, 1937, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book H at Page 17. Said lot being bounded as follows: on the North by Ingram Street; on the East by Lot 43; on the South by Lot 40; and on the West by Lawson Street. Reference being made to the aforementioned plat for a more complete and accurate description of said property. Being the same property conveyed to S & S Place, LLC by deed of Tariq Koarti dated May 16, 2011 and recorded in the ROD for Florence County in Book B352 at Page 0957. TMS No. 90072-02-010 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY IS: 608 Lawson Street and 610 Lawson Street Florence, South Carolina SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder.) As a deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days after the date of sale as provided by law in such cases. However, upon the filing of a written notice to the court, the Plaintiff may waive its right to a deficiency judgment up to the time of sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Special Referee's deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.00% per annum. /s/ Haigh Porter Haigh Porter As Special Referee for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@sowellgray.com (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17)

Notice of Sale On Oct. 28, 2017 at 10am, Florence Mini Storage will sell the following units of personal property at a public sale to the highest bidder pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rent at its self-storage facility. Purchased takes the property subject to any liens or security interest which are perfected and recorded or liens which owner has knowledge. The sale will take place at 2217 2nd Loop Rd, Florence, SC. Units contain furniture, appliances, and other household items. The following is a list of units and owners: Jacqueline Wilson 235E, Janet Avery 242E, Shaquanda Eli 248E, Lela Godwin 49F, Patsy Powell 163E, Nikkikel Hickson 35D, Denetric Dorsey 34C, Gwendolyn Damon 81D, Cile Fowle 225E & 264E, Constantia James 238E, Calvin Richardson 261E, Dorothy Scott 137E, Gertie Lide 106F, Phyllis Backus 143E, Jermaine Nowline 180E, Brent Butler 100B, David Clark 116B, Joshua McNeil 273E. (10/18, 10/25/17) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2014-CP-21-02152 Branch Banking and Trust Company Plaintiff, -vsGlendella Gaskins, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Glendella Gaskins, I, Doris O'Hara, as Clerk of Court for Florence County, will sell on November 6, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the City or Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being more particularly shown, described and delineated as Lot #135 on a plat of property prepared for Hopkins Real Estate Company by Weston C. Snipes, R.LS., dated September 15, 1980, and recorded in Plat Book 19 at page 833 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. This being the same property conveyed to Glendella Gaskins by deed of Rogers W. Kirven, recorded March 7, 1981, in Deed Book A173 at page 721, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS #: 80003-02-004 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of com-

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6B Helen Smith by Deed of Distribution from the Estate of Willie Joseph Smith, recorded June 7, 2010 in Book B304 at Page 1597. Subsequently, this being the identical property conveyed to Mary Helen Smith by Deed from Ketricia Smith Brown recorded June 7, 2010 in Book B304 at Page 1601. TMS #: 00398-02-031 Mobile Home: 2003 FLEE VIN GAFL335A/B88951 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.350% per annum. Doris O'Hara Clerk of Court for Florence County B. Lindsay Crawford, III (SC Bar# 6510) Theodore von Keller (SC Bar# 5718) Sara C. Hutchins (SC Bar# 72879) B. Lindsay Crawford, IV (SC Bar# 101707) Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Case No. 2016-CP-21-585 Eigram, Inc., d/b/a Charter Capital Plaintiff, vs. North Fork Group, LLC, Mark B. Williamson, Sally S. Williamson, and The Citizens Bank, Defendants. Pursuant to a Decree of the Honorable Haigh Porter, Special Referee for Florence County, dated September 15, 2017, in the matter of Eigram, Inc., d/b/a Charter Capital vs. North Fork Group, LLC, Mark B. Williamson, Sally S. Williamson, and The Citizens Bank, I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, before the court house door in Florence County, South Carolina, at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the following described premises, to-wit: That tract of land, together improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, located east of Coward town limits, containing three hundred and thirty-three and 03/100 (333.03) acres as shown on a survey prepared for North Fork Group, LLC, by Nesbitt Surveying, Co., Inc., dated October 5, 2011, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 99 at Page 9. Said property being bounded as follows, to wit: on the North by the lands now or formerly of William F. Rinehart, lands now or formerly of Betty C. Myatt, lands now or formerly Dean M. Cusack, and lands now or formerly of John L. Alexander, on the East by S. Friendfield Road (a/k/a South Carolina Road S-2134), on the South by lands now or formerly of Daniel R. Beal and lands now or formerly of James C. Alexander, Jr., and on the West by Lynches River. This being the identical property conveyed to North Fork Group, LLC, by deed of Susan Ruffin Brown, Trustee of the Johanna Finklea Ruffin Trust as recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B-230 at Page 167 on February 13, 2009. TMS 00257-02-010 The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, which include real property taxes, existing easements and restrictions of record. TERMS OF SALE: For cash, unless Plaintiff

becomes the successful purchaser. The Special Referee for Florence County will require a deposit of five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or the equivalent, the same to be applied on the purchase price in case of compliance, and if such deposit is not made, the Special Referee will re-sell said property on the same sales day or some subsequent sales day as may appear advantageous. In case the successful bidder shall fail to comply with his bid by payment of the balance of the purchase price after the acceptance of his bid, his deposit shall be forfeited and the property re-sold on some subsequent sales day without further order of the court. DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED: Deficiency judgment being waived, the bidding shall be final on the day of sale. Interest on the balance of the bid shall be paid to the day of compliance at the stated rate. Sale will not be held unless a representative of Plaintiff is present at sale. By: W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-01474 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority against George H. Wilson, Jr. et al., I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, situate and being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot 65 on a map of Pine Forest Plantation Subdivision by Lind Surveying Company, dated October 15, 1971, and recorded in Plat Book 14 at Page 91, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County whereon said lot is shown as bounded and measuring as follows, to wit: On the North by Lot No. 66, whereon it measures 125 feet; on the East by South Clairview Drive, whereon it fronts and measures 80

feet; on the South by Lot 64, whereon it measures 125 feet; and on the West by Lot 44, whereon it measures 80 feet. Further being shown on that plat prepared for George H. Wilson, Jr. by Lind, Hicks & Associates Surveyors, Inc. dated May 11, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 71 at Page 148. This being the same property conveyed to George H. Wilson, Jr. by deed of Thomas L. Cox and Catherine T. Cox dated May 14, 1999 and recorded May 18, 1999 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book A561 at Page 793. TMS#: 1792-04-031 Property Address: 2221 Clairview Drive Florence, South Carolina 29505 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.95% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, the Defendant IRS 120-day right of redemption, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177

By: W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (10/18, 10/25, 11/1/17) 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 Wednesday, the 22nd day of November 2017 at 10:00 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. G29-Lisa Charles- HOUSEHOLD ITEMS D10-Dwayne MalcolmHOUSEHOLD ITEMS H35- Melinda KuykendellHOUSEHOLD ITEMS E09Brianna MarksHOUSEHOLD ITEMS (10/25, 11/1/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02431 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for GSAMP 2002-HE2, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates Series 2002HE2, Plaintiff, v. Cheryl Reese; Darrin Seay; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Rosie Seay a/k/a Rosie V. Seay, 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; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of William Seay, 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

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that certain piece, parcel, and lot of land lying and being situate in Florence County, School District No. 2, described as Lot 3 of the JW Keefe Phase I River Road Subdivision as shown on a plat prepared by Robert F. Morgan, RLS, dated April 29, 1995 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court in Plat Book 57 at page 25, reference to which is hereby craved for a more complete. and accurate metes and bounds description. Said plat is incorporated herein by reference. Also included herewith is that certain 1997 Pioneer Manufactured Home bearing serial n u m b e r PH2409GA2727A&B. This being the same property conveyed to William Seay and Rosie Seay by deed of J.W. Keefe dated April 6, 2001 and recorded May 29, 2001 in Book A633 at page 1418 in the records of Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00400-02-011 Property Address: 1129 River Road, Pamplico, SC 29583 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 8, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1129 River Road, Pamplico, South Carolina 29583; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecu-

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02195 PNC Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Ella Mae Wright, 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; Terry J. Parrott-Warren; CSGA, LLC; Williams Heights Community Association, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto.

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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 Ella Mae Wright to National City Mortgage Co. d/b/a Commonwealth MidAtlantic Mortgage Corporation dated October 17, 2002 and recorded on October 22, 2002 in Book A703 at Page 990, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot No. Seven (7), as shown on a plat of Williams Heights, Inc., made by Engineering Consultants, dated June, 1972, revised May 4, 1973, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 14 at page 292. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Willie Wright by deed of Cook Construction Co., Inc. dated June 1, 1976, and recorded June 2, 1976 in Book A-150 at page 394 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Willie Wright having died on July 22, 2001; reference hereby made to Case Number 2001-ES-21421 in Probate Court for Florence County. This being the same property conveyed to Ella Mae Wright by Deed of Distribution recorded May 24, 2002 in Book A-682 at page 1613 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 01472 01 007 Property Address: 1314 Rebecca Street, Florence, SC 29501 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 14, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it

appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1314 Rebecca Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (10/25, 11/1, 11/8/17)

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