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NEIGHBORS NAME: Josh Flowers FAMILY: Parents, Lisa Shoemake, Donnie Flowers, Darlington BORN: Hartsville, resides in Florence OCCUPATION: Firefighter with Florence Fire Dept. HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Kayaking, fishing, watching Clemson sports WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? The size and downtown redevelopment. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom because she always make me work hard.”

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South Carolina cotton crop looks promising By Denise Attaway, Clemson University Public Service, Agriculture After rain damaged it in the last two years, this looks to be a bumper year for the South Carolina cotton crop, just as a Clemson University economist predicted before planting even began. Mike Jones, South Carolina cotton specialist housed at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence said 250,000 acres of cotton were planted in the state this year, up from 190,000 last year. Jones said this year’s crop could produce record yields if the weather holds out. “Right now, we’re predicting 960 pounds per acre,” said Jones during the Clemson Pee Dee REC Field Day. “I’ve been driving around and talking with (Clemson) county agents in the cotton-growing counties. I haven’t seen nor heard of a bad crop in the state this year.” Jones credits this year’s bumper crop to the weather. “Summer temperatures were more moderate,” Jones said. “We’ve also gotten good, timely rainfall most of the growing season. Moderate temperatures and adequate rainfall, combined, have resulted in favorable conditions for an outstanding cotton crop in South Carolina this year.” The state’s cotton crop dodged Hurricane Irma for the most part and just suffered minimal damage, Jones said. During the South Carolina Cotton Growers’ annual meeting in January,

2017 looks to be a bumper year for South Carolina cotton. Photo by Denise Attaway /Clemson University Nathan Smith, an Extension professor and economist at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center, predicted the South Carolina cotton crop would increase this year. Prior to 2017, the highest-yielding cotton crop in South Carolina was 955 pounds per acre in 2012. Other high-yielding years were 2014 with 912 pounds per acre, 2010 with 898

pounds per acre, 2008 with 896 pounds per acre and 2004 with 875 pounds per acre. The USDA rates the South Carolina cotton crop at 98 percent good to excellent, which has never happened in South Carolina. About 80 percent of the South Carolina cotton crop is planted the first week in May. Cotton harvest begins in late September. A report

from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service shows 63 percent of cotton bolls opened as of Sept. 18. Some South Carolina fields have already been picked and filled with modules to be taken to gin yards. Harvesting and ginning are expected to be in full force in the next two weeks.

New ‘cherry picker’ DARLINGTON – The City of Darlington received a new cherry picker last week to begin operation this week. This is the second of three new pieces of equipment coming to the Street & Sanitation Department this year. The “cherry picker” vehicle makes collection of yard debris more efficient than raking up material by hand, which is what staff has had to contend with a lot this season. A portion of the equipment is being paid for through a $50,000 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. The final piece of new equipment headed to town will be a new garbage truck, which replaces a faltering one from 2008.

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Red Cross workers dedicated to hurricane response

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Red Cross disaster workers have been working tirelessly for four weeks, helping those impacted by three historic back-to-back hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, and Maria. While access to the islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria remains difficult, the Palmetto South Carolina region of the American Red Cross has a pre-positioned jump team in Atlanta, ready to head to the U.S. Virgin Islands once it is safe to do so. This team consists of two volunteers and one staff member. “Our hearts break for the residents of the islands in the Caribbean, who are dealing with a one-two punch from Hurricanes Irma and Maria,” said Louise Welch Williams, Regional CEO. “We remain committed to those folks, and we are working around-theclock to get supplies onto the islands.” Throughout the last four weeks, the Red Cross along with community and government partners have provided over one million overnight stays in shelters in eight states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They have served more than 4.1 million meals and snacks while providing more than 1.4 million relief items to people impacted by Harvey, Irma, and Maria. More than 5,200 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground right now helping. According to the most recent numbers available, more than 11,000 people sought refuge in 169 government evacuation shelters throughout Puerto Rico. On the U.S. Virgin Islands, almost 400 people stayed in six evacuation shelters. If you are looking for a U.S. citizen affected by recent international disasters, contact the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747. If cell phone or Internet service is available, go to safeandwell.org to search for loved ones who have registered with the site.

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Tractor Supply, 4H partner for clover campaign Tractor Supply Company will continue its successful partnership with National 4H Council by hosting its semi-annual Paper Clover fundraiser for 4-H students. The in-store donation event will be held Oct. 4-15. Tractor Supply customers can participate in the fall 2017 Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clover emblems during checkout. Donations, which begin at $1 and have no cap, fund scholarships that send in-state 4-H youth to 4-H camps, conferences and development programs where they learn everything from animal care to civic leadership. “We created the Paper Clover fundraiser because we know how important local 4-H groups are to protecting a way of life that’s built around community and service,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. National 4-H Council and Tractor Supply have worked

closely together to provide 4-H members with the tools they need for success. Their partnership has yielded more than $11 million to support 4-H programming since 2010. Earlier this year, the Spring 2017 Paper Clover Campaign raised nearly $825,000, resulting in 16,301 scholarships awarded to youth attending camps or other leadership experiences. Individual 4-H Clubs are encouraged to participate at their local Tractor Supply stores during the fundraiser. Many groups will hold bake sales, car washes and other activities to help boost donations. For example, the dedication of 4-H students in Timpoochee, Florida allowed them to attend a local 4-H camp where they learned new skills including archery, sports fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, cooking and more. In Columbia, Tennessee, 4-H students learned about animal care and participated in a variety

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of team-building and leadership activities at camp. “We could not be more thankful to the Tractor Supply customers who have helped make Paper Clover such a successful event over the past eight years,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Every clover sold contributes directly to an amazing 4-H experience for youth who may have otherwise not had the opportunity. “For more information about the Fall 2017 Paper Clover Campaign, please visit http://www.tractorsupply.com/4h. About Tractor Supply Company Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. As of July 1, 2017, the company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in

towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. About 4-H 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The researchbacked 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.

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Leibert, Phyllis Story, Darlington, died Sept. 29, Belk Funeral Home. Long, Amos, died Sept. 22, Smith Funeral Home. Lumpkins, Alford, died Sept. 22, Smith Funeral Home. McAllister Brooks, Patricia, died Sept. 23, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Parker, James Carl Sr., 86, died Sept. 30, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Pryor, Clifford “Jimmy” Jr., 74, died Sept. 16, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Rainwater, Anna Rose, 78, died Sept. 28, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Smothers, Robert Wayne “Bad Boy” Jr., 37, died Sept. 23, Belk Funeral Home. Springs, Charles Edgar Jr., 90. died Sept. 27, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Vaughan, Sara B., 85, died Sept. 25, Belk Funeral Home. Wall, Robert Earl, 85, died Oct. 1, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home.

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McLeod Health has been honored with 17 South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Awards” from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) in recognition of the hospital system’s excellent work in preventing hospital-acquired infections. McLeod Health received the most Zero Harm Awards by a hospital system. The following McLeod Health hospitals were recognized with Zero Harm Awards: McLeod Health Cheraw – • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, 12 months • Surgical Site Infections, Abdominal Hysterectomy,

Hospital Wide, 12 months • Surgical Site Infections, Colon Surgery, Hospital Wide, 12 months McLeod Loris – • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, ICU, 36 months • Surgical Site Infections, Abdominal Hysterectomy, Hospital Wide, 24 months • Surgical Site Infections, Colon Surgery, Hospital Wide, 12 months McLeod Dillon – • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, Hospital Wide Inpatient, 42 months • Surgical Site Infections, Abdominal Hysterectomy, Hospital Wide, 36 months

• Surgical Site Infections, Hip Replacement, Hospital Wide, 24 months • Surgical Site Infections, Knee Replacement, Hospital Wide, 24 months McLeod Regional Medical Center: • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, Cardiac Care Unit, 24 months • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, 18 months Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 24 months

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Women in Philanthropy grant awards Women in Philanthropy, a giving circle fund of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, will present 13 grants totaling $50,000 to Pee Dee regional nonprofits at their 9th annual grant awards event on Oct. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. The grant awards event will be held at the Floyd Conference Center on the Carolinas Hospital campus. The public is invited. 2017 marks the ninth anniversary of Women in Philanthropy, a giving circle created in 2009 to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy. At the conclusion of this year, the group will have distributed a total of $392,000 through 83 grant awards to 42 individual organizations to improve the Pee Dee region. Their actions demonstrate the power of collective giving. The nonprofits receiving funds in 2017 include mentoring and feeding programs, and services for indigent citizens in the counties of Florence, Williamsburg, Marion and

Darlington. Women in Philanthropy is an excellent example of how Eastern Carolina Community Foundation creates opportunities to invest in the future of the region we all love. The Foundation acts as a partner and grant maker that unites the generosity of donors with effective approaches to charitable giving. Through diverse and inclusive philanthropy, community foundations have become catalysts for positive community change around the world. Women in Philanthropy members represent a broad variety of incomes, religions, backgrounds, and educational and/or career achievements and each has a voice and a vote in how funds are directed. Any woman who resides in the Pee Dee and commits to contributing $500 annually is encouraged to join. Women age 40 or younger may join for $250. For more information, visit Eastern Carolina Community Foun-

Historical Society, American Legion plans two events The Darlington County Historical Society and the American Legion will hold a 75th Anniversary Billy Farrow Recognition Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at First Baptist Church. The service will end at the Darlington Veterans Memorial. The Veterans Day Program will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Darlington Veterans Memorial at the corner of Orange and North Main Streets.

Pee Dee Sierra Club meets Oct. 3 The monthly meeting of the Pee Dee Group Sierra Club will be held on Tues., Oct. 3 at Rebel Pie Restaurant, 864 2nd Loop Rd., Florence. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. but come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize. Featured speaker is Bonnie Calkins, Secretary of “Keep Florence Beautiful”. She will discuss the various programs sponsored by this organization. Members, visitors and potential members are encouraged to

dation’s website at www. easterncarolinacf.org.

Exchange traded funds, also known as ETFs, are among the fastest-growing investment products in the financial services industry. Their popularity is due to the unique benefits that the ETF structure offers investors. ETFs are versatile trading and investment vehicles that can be suitable for a number of investment objectives. An ETF is designed to provide investors with the performance return of a basket of securities, but it also offers the flexibility of trading throughout the day on a national stock exchange, as with an individual stock. One major benefit of ETFs is transparency. ETF providers disclose each fund’s underlying holdings on a daily basis, making ETFs easy to monitor. ETFs can also offer diversified exposure to virtually any segment of the market, both in the U.S. and internationally, making them attractive to investors who seek market exposure and diversification. In addition, ETFs can be a low-expense investment option. Because many ETFs use an index as a guide and are not actively

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managed, ETFs often experience lower transaction costs and total operating expense ratios than those of actively managed investments. ETFs can be tax-efficient investment vehicles when incorporated into a buy-and-hold strategy. Due to their unique structure, ETFs generally pass on a small amount of capital gains, if any, to investors. However, certain types of ETFs may experience higher turnover and be less tax efficient than broader market ETFs. Some ETFs are relatively simple, while others may have unusual investment objectives or use complex investment strategies that may be more difficult to understand and fit into an investor’s investment portfolio. It is important to consult with your Financial Advisor regarding any

questions you may have. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal, and may trade for less than their net asset value. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss. Investors should consider an ETF’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other important information, is available from your Financial Advisor and should be read carefully before investing. Article provided by Frank J. “John” Brand III, a Senior Vice President/Investments with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, member SIPC and New York Stock Exchange, who can be contacted in the Florence office at (843) 665-7599.

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina. Studies show that early detection can lead to survival rates of 95% or better. The best tool in early detection is the mammogram, which can identify breast abnormalities before they can be felt. At McLeod Health, we provide mammograms at each of our locations. We also have a mobile mammography unit that travels across the region throughout the year.

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Clearance backlog We can always be sure of death and taxes threatens national security By Michael James Barton Right now, more than 500,000 federal employees and government contractors are awaiting security clearances. That poses a serious threat. The enormous backlog of clearance applications prevents talented analysts, engineers, and coders from working on today’s most critical national security challenges. Some applicants wait more than 350 days before starting their jobs. Unsurprisingly, many highly qualified and badly needed security officials take other employment due to the unreasonable delay. The high-stakes waiting game leaves our nation needlessly short-handed and wastes taxpayer money. To keep America safe, the Trump administration should make ending the clearance backlog an urgent priority. There are two main reasons for the current clearance build-up. The first is the data breach that compromised the Office of Personnel Management in June of 2015. That hack forced the agency to shut down its systems for about a month to improve safeguards, bringing all background investigations to a halt. A few months later, the Defense Security Service, the agency that reviews clearance requests before passing them along to OPM, suffered budget cuts. As a result, DSS temporarily stopped processing almost all requests for government contractors. In both cases, pending applications piled up quickly. In four weeks, DSS alone faced a backlog of 10,000 clearance applications. OPM is now working through roughly 500,000 requests. The bureaucratic review process was already too slow – and these two incidents only made things worse. While investigations for mid-level clearances were supposed to take only 74 days last year, the average wait was about double that. “Top Secret” clearances took over 200 days to process during the first quarter of 2016 and close to 400 days to clear during the first quarter of 2017. With threats mounting each day, America can’t let qualified defense professionals sit idle. Consider cyber-warfare, which nearly three in four Americans see as a critical threat. It’s easy to see why; hackers attempted to infiltrate both the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee last year, demonstrating how a cyberattack could disrupt our institutions. The current clearance system also wastes taxpayer money. Newly recruited defense professionals still get paid by their employers while their background checks are cleared. One step to reduce the backlog? Eliminate application redundancy. Some agencies immediately grant applicants a certain clearance level if they’ve met requirements at a different agency. To minimize wasteful reapplications, federal regulators should make this policy – called reciprocity – mandatory across all agencies. The Trump administration could also ask Congress for funding to help agencies bolster staff for clearance applications. The National Background Investigations Bureau, for example, took on 400 new investigators in 2016 and aims to enlist 200 more in 2017. The clearance build-up is already hindering vital projects, squandering resources, and discouraging talented Americans from pursuing national security jobs. By enacting immediate, practical reforms, President Trump and his team can eliminate this backlog – and make sure our nation remains safe.

Michael James Barton, a policy fellow at ARTIS International, served as deputy director of the Middle East Policy Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2009. Earlier, he served on the Homeland Security Council at the White House. This piece originally ran in The Hill.

There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In light of the discussions in Congress about lowering taxes, maybe our elected officials should consider abolishing some, or many, of these “extra” fees: Building Permit Tax CDL License Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Tax

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Marriage License Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service charge Taxes Road Usage Tax (Truckers) Sales Taxes Recreational Vehicle Tax School Tax Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Tax Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Our government has found a way to tax everything, except someone standing still...or is there a loitering tax? And, most of these taxes weren’t in existence 100 years ago. These “extra” taxes (I’m probably missing more) are in addition to the big ones imposed on every working American, (except those living in states that don’t have state income taxes),such as: Federal Income Tax (Fed) Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Social Security Tax Medicare Tax Workers Compensation Tax Wonder what wise old Ben would say about taxes today?

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AG Wilson issues opinion on nuclear plant COLUMBIA – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released an opinion last week that the law at the heart of the failed nuclear reactors that were being built by SCE&G and Santee Cooper is “constitutionally suspect.” Four state House members requested the opinion on the Base Load Review Act, which lawmakers passed in 2007. “The Base Load Review Act, which is constitutionally suspect, is unprecedented in South Carolina history,” Attorney General Wilson said. “Our citizens have paid billions of dollars and got absolutely nothing from it but a money pit.” The more-than-50-page opinion says the state Constitution allows the General Assembly to regulate publicly owned and private utilities “to the extent required

by the public interest.” The opinion concludes that, “It cannot be considered to be ‘in the public interest’ to charge ratepayers for capital costs of an unfinished and abandoned plant,” and, “It is not ‘in the public interest’ to increase the power bills of consumers who receive nothing in return.” Solicitor General Bob Cook wrote the opinion, saying the Base Load Review Act must be presumed to be constitutionally valid and only a court can declare the act, or any part of it, unconstitutional. But the Attorney General’s Office opinion brings up potential constitutional issues that would likely arise if the law were challenged in court. State lawmakers passed the Base Load Review Act as a way to allow SCE&G and Santee Cooper to raise

rates before the nuclear plants were operating, in an effort to prevent larger rate hikes once they were online. However, the utilities have now abandoned plans to finish the reactors, meaning their customers have paid billions of dollars and gotten nothing in return. The opinion points out that, under South Carolina law, a power plant must be “used and useful” to recover the cost of building it. However, under the BLRA, “… the utility may still recoup, through rate increases, its capital costs, construction costs and a return on investment for utility investors. Yet, consumers receive nothing in return.” That provision may be seen by a court as an unconstitutional “taking” of property for private use, which violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment

protection against private property being taken without due process and a similar provision in the South Carolina Constitution. The opinion also looked at whether it would be constitutional for state lawmakers to retroactively change the BLRA. The opinion came to the conclusion that if the legislature does act it could do so constitutionally if lawmakers balance consumer and investor interests to avoid creating a “taking” from either side. The opinion advises members of the General Assembly that they may constitutionally take action to provide relief to ratepayers. You can read the entire opinion at http://www.scag. gov/opinions

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Drug overdose a leading cause in accidental death According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug epidemic has been consistently growing over the past couple of years with opiate addiction and overdose being one of the lead causes. Each year, more people use drugs for the first time and wind up addicted. Right now, the highest number of opiate overdoses are in the Northeast. The problem originally started with heroin as the main contributor, however newer drugs have begun to escalate the problem. Fentanyl has begun to be mixed into heroin with devastating consequences. This combination is so potent there have been fatal over-

doses of non-users who merely got the substance on their skin. Now more than ever, those in our country who are struggling with substance abuse need help getting into a heroin addiction rehab. According to the Center for Disease Control or CDC, drug overdose deaths have increased more than 2.5 times compared to what they were in 1999. In fact, according to a study by experts at 10 universities, the problem can get much worse. At this point, the best-case scenario would be overdose deaths

peaking in 2020 before going down and that would require government support. Please write your local officials and senators to begin taking action to combat the opiate epidemic and steer us away from the disaster course we are on. There are many different approaches to the challenge of how to address the opiate epidemic. For more information visit http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ blog/the-horrifying-future-ofthe-heroin-epidemic.html Aaron Olson, Narconon New Life Retreat

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Must be present to win “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 By Kaye Singleton June, 2016 we went on a cruise to Alaska. It was simply fabulous. If you’ve ever been on a cruise you know they take lots of pictures of you and your party from beginning to end. One evening they announced a drawing for “free” pictures. We signed up. The requirement was you must be present to win. So we showed up at the designated time. The drawing place was packed with folks desiring to win the picture packet. Reading this scripture brought back this memory. Being present at church is very important if you want to win. There are so many losing out by not attending church services. Church attendance will keep you encouraged to go on when your world is falling apart because Jesus is present and He is taking the roll. If you miss too many days of school you flunk. If you don’t show up for work, you’re fired. How in the world can you expect to make Heaven your final resting place by not being present at church? Faithfulness is a requirement for Heaven. I want to hear Him say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant!” That is my ultimate goal. When the roll is called up yonder I want to be present. I want to be a winner!

CRUISERS DONATION – Robert Garland of the Darlington Cruisers hands Laura Burns of the City of Darlington Beautification Board a donation for city improvements.The donation will help with the repair and replacement of the gas lanterns at the City entrances. With them are Jerry Evans, Doug Carter, Robert Bridgers, Ronda Brown, Susan Bridgers,Terry Evans, Jimmy White, Shannon Strickland, Howard Garland, and Joey Evans.The organization, formed this year, meets quarterly and puts on the Cruise-In at Joe’s Grill on the Saturday before Father’s Day. For information on the group, call 843-858-0902.

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NEW PRESIDENT – Pete Hoogendonk, right, Kiwanis Trustee, congratulates incoming Golden K Kiwanis Club President Buddy Dunklin during the new officer installation ceremony held Sept. 26 at the Venus restaurant. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

TIMMONSVILLE – HopeHealth welcomes George M. Harrison III, MSN, as a family nurse practitioner at HopeHealth in Timmonsville. Originally, from Darlington, Harrison earned his undergraduate degree and his bachelor of science in nursing from Francis Marion University. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Harrison began seeing patients at HopeHealth in September and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. HopeHealth is a nonprofit, federally-qualified health center providing quality and affordable health care services to individuals in Florence, Clarendon, and Williamsburg Counties. To become a patient, call 843-667-9414.

Learn to line dance at Poynor Learn the basic beginner line dances with Ray Knight and Cindy Dowdy during this six-week workshop at Poynor Adult Education Building through Oct. 16. Classes are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Poynor. The workshop costs $50 which includes step sheets and music CD. Please preregister by calling or texting Cindy 843-506-2998.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday the 19th day of October 2017 at 10:00 AM 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. A-11- Latoya Fenee Staley Household Items B-32- Sandy Tawyona Johnson Household Items C-32- Roman Garcia Household Items E-06- Kamisha McWhite Household Items H-26- Jennifer L. Fleming Household Items (9/27, 10/4/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01977 SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Geraldine P. Graham; Iverson Graham Jr.; Kent Court Condominium Association, Inc.; GianCo, Ltd., Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United

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

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. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for

Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 26, 2017. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (9/27, 10/4, 10/11/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01976 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as successor-in-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for MASTR Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2005-1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-1, Plaintiff, v. Florence N. Hoffmeyer a/k/a Florence Norris Hoffmeyer; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. s/b/m to Wachovia Bank, National Association; CACH, LLC; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be

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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. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 26, 2017. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (9/27, 10/4, 10/11/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday the 26st day of October 2017 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $50.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. F-18- Sarah CarteHOUSEHOLD ITEMS F-11 -Mandi AcresHOUSEHOLD ITEMS (10/4, 10/11/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF HORRY IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2016-DR-26-3312 Angel Hendrickson and Adam Hendrickson, Plaintiff, v. Joshua Edward Ellis, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said

Amended Complaint on the subscribers at their offices at 1303 Third Avenue, P. O. Drawer 1244, Conway, South Carolina, 295261244, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING: YOU WILL TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Amended Complaint win the above-captioned action were filed in the Office of the Horry County Clerk of Court on June 7, 2017 in case number 2016-DR-263312. Kathryn H. Sligh Attorney for Plaintiffs Singleton, Burroughs, Young & Sligh, P.A. P.O. Drawer 1244 Conway, SC 29528-1244 (843) 248-4229; facsimile (843) 248-7182 E-Mail Address: ksligh@horrylaw.com (10/4, 10/11, 10/18/17) ORDER AND NOTICE OF SALE DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT REQUESTED AS TO DEFENDANT BANDIT PROPERTIES, LLC AND RONALD CLIFTON CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CANTEY A/K/A R. CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFTON CANTEU NOT ELIGIBLE FOR LOAN MODIFICATION UNDER THE HOME AFFORDABLE MODIFICATION PROGRAM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FLORENCE COUNTY IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2017CP-21-00933 FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO FIRST CITIZENS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BANDIT PROPERTIES, LLC; RONALD CLIFTON CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CANTEY A/K/A R. CLIFF CANTEY A/K/A RONALD CLIFTON CANTEU, Defendant(s). BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, as successor in interest by merger to First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc. v. Bandit Properties, LLC; Ronald Clifton Cantey a/k/a Ronald Cliff Cantey a/k/a Ronald Cantey a/k/a R. Cliff Cantey a/k/a Ronald Clifton Canteu, case number 2017-CP21-00933, the Clerk of Court for Florence County will hold a sale on November 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29601, and sell the following described property to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 1.33 acres, said lot being more particularly shown and delineated by that certain map or plat of William F. Cox, Jr., Surveyor, dated June 12, 1998, and recorded in Plat Book 86 at Page 500, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, said plat being incorporated herein and made a part of this description by reference. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: On the North by David Jordan; on the East by lands now or formerly of Estate of Sidney S. Jordan and Donna J. Ellison; on the South by lands now or formerly of Estate of Sidney S. Jordan and on the West by S.C. Highway #341, all as is more particularly shown by above referenced plat. This being the same property conveyed to Bandit Properties, LLC by deed of Warren S. Parrott, dated November 2, 2009 and recorded November 3, 2009 in Deed Book B275 at Page 062, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Flo-

rence County. 1261 Olanta Highway, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS#: 00140-31078 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than Plaintiff, will deposit with the Florence County Clerk of Court at the conclusion of the bidding five percent (5%) of its bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff‚s debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions at the risk of the said highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the conveying deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.000% per annum. Should Plaintiff or one of its representatives fail to be present at the time of sale, the property shall be automatically withdrawn from said sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND SENIOR LIENS AND/OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCES OF RECORD. Doris Poulos O‚Hara Clerk of Court Florence County Florence, South Carolina ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF: Samuel D. Fleder Jeriel A. Thomas Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP P.O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Attorneys for Plaintiff JAT 15799134 (10/4, 10/11, 10/18/17)

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which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. • (TFN)

ROOMS FOR RENT 670 Furnished rooms for rent. Utilities included. City of Florence. Timrod park area. 843-493-0177 or 843-472-1395 (10/11)

CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 940 2014 Riverside fully loaded camper. Asking $26,700. 2006 Morgan furnished camper. Asking $5,900. 843-615-7207 (10/4) Camper for rent. $550.00 a month, water, electricity and cable furnished. 1/2 mile from Sonoco, 4 1/2 miles from Duke Energy. Call Tommy 843-6077061.(9/27)

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Central’s UMW to host barbecue fund raiser Oct. 11 The United Methodist Women at Central United Methodist Church are hosting their 15th annual barbecue fund raiser on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the church. They will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The meal is catered by Schoolhouse BBQ. Plates are $8 and include barbecue, rice and red gravy, sweet potatoes, slaw, bread and cake. A hot dog plate is availabe for dinner only for $3. All proceeds from this event go to local missions, such as Lighthouse Ministries, House of Hope of the Pee Dee, the Pee Dee Coalition, SNAC, Central’s Bed Ministry, Santahatchie, Rural Mission, The Wesley Foundation, Killingsworth transforming women, Wallace Family Life Center, Columbia Bethlehem Community Center and Epworth Children’s Home. Purchase tickets from the church office (843-662-3218) or from any UMW member. For more information, call Ann Wansley at 843-669-8716 or Joy Higgs at 843-2501016.

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FLT Friends plan 5th Annual Vino and Venders for Oct. 19 The FLT Friends will host their annual Vino and Vendors on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the lobby of the Florence Little Theatre. This is their fifth annual event and it will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event offers a relaxed atmosphere to shop while sipping wine and enjoying tasty hors d’ouevres. There will be a variety of art, jewelry, clothes and holiday decorations. Also offered will be paintings, pastels, sculptures made from musical instruments, candles, skincare and herbal cleansing products. “We’ll have a variety of items and unique art that you won’t find in stores,” commented event chairman Joyce Hill. “This event offers the chance to socialize while shopping for some unusual items. Bring along your Christmas list.” Husbands are welcome too, noted event FLT Friends President and event co-chair Debbie Stewart.

FLT Friends or at the event. Companies might consider buying tickets as prizes for their employees, Joyce suggested. You may call her at 843-2066257. “This is going to be fun....the

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VINO & VENDERS CO-CHAIRS DEBBIE STEWART, JOYCE HILL She said there will be lots of door prizes and the chance to buy

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In addition to the Fall workshop schedule, Lynda English has added Abstraction Collage. The workshop will be held on Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $50 plus a $10 supply fee. This will be a very relaxing and fun workshop. Call your friends to join you for this rare evening workshop. Other workshops: Batik with Lynda English, Oct. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. $50 plus a small supply fee. Bring your watercolors. Miniatures with Jackie Wukela, Oct. 26, any medium, 1 to 4 p.m., $50. Christmas cards with Jackie Wukela, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. until noon, $50. Paint on Gourds with Lynda English, Fall or Christmas scene, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. until noon, $50, plus $10 supply fee. Christmas ornaments for kids with Laurie Keaton, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon, $50 plus $10 supply fee. Sign up online at lyndaenglishstudio.net or call the studio, Monday through Friday, 10 to 5 p.m., at 843-673-9144.

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The local Operation Christmas Child organizers kicked off the 2017 shoebox campaign with a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Calvary Baptist Church. Participants were offered suggestions on how to pack shoeboxes with toys and hygiene items that will be delivered to underprivileged children around the globe. Autumn Hanline, OCC Regional Manager for the Carolinas, spoke to the workshop participants and a video was shown of a girl who received an OCC shoebox as a child and shared what it meant to her. A few changes were announced that will help the boxes get through customs faster: Toothpaste, candy and gum are no

longer allowed in shoeboxes due to customs regulations. Toothbrushes are still accepted. The suggested donation is now $9 instead of $7. This helps to pay for shipping as well as the Greatest Journey book for the child and several other things. Operation Christmas Child is administered by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Calvary Baptist Church serves as the Central Collection Center for the shoeboxes to be collected during National Collection Week, Nov. 13-20.

Collection hours are:Monday–Friday 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help at the Central Collection Center to help pack the cartons that are packed on the truck. Men, women, teenagers and children under 13 with a parent, are welcomed to come and help. A training will be held in the chapel at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p,m. For more information call Louanne Stewart at 843-662-5921. For more information on Operation Christmas Child, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.


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Yam Jam Concert DARLINGTON – The DDRA presents the Yam Jam Concert on Saturday, Oct. 14, with Level 10 and Eagle Wing Band performing live. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger, and free for ages two and younger. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers please. You may bring a chair. Info: info@buildupdarlington.org or 843-398-4000 x 103. The Yam Jam Concert extends the excitement of the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival, which includes well over 100 vendors of food, crafts, games, and exhibits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Public Square in Darlington on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event includes sweet potatoes and sweet potato dishes. Throughout the day entertainment takes place along with a classic/antique car show. A new feature this year will be a live auction of an array of interesting items worthy of your bid, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Darlington County Humane Society. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit the Pilot Club website at www.darlingtonpilotclub.org or contact Ruth Flowers at 843-393-3526.

At the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library this week: Oct. 4 - Practice Mouse and Keyboarding Basics Workshop (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) Self practice with the mouse and keyboard. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please call 843-4137075. Oct. 5 - Tech Talk (by appointment). Get a 30 minute appointment for help with questions on: tablet use, creating or using email, the Jasmine reading system, laptops, smart phones, cloud storage, safety and security for devices, or specific questions on software such as Word, Firefox, etc. Call the library at 843413-7074 to make an appointment. Oct. 10 - Computer Basics Workshop (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) This workshop covers general computer information, hardware, operating system, software, and file locations and organization. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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EVENING OF HOPE performers included a pantomime of ‘You Don’t Own Me’ with Jumana Swindler, left, Tippi Harwell and Rebecca Thompson. The benefit, presented Sept. 28 by the McLeod Foundation, raises funds for the McLeod Health’s HOPE Fund that assists cancer patients.

Pat Conroy Literary Festival slated “The great teachers of the world fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life.”— Pat Conroy BEAUFORT – Extending the remarkable experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the annual Pat

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experience, the debut of a new short film by Luke Parker Bowles and Danny Monico (Scoundrel Media) about the Conroy Center, and appearances by Pat’s teachers William E. Dufford and Nathalie Dupree, his students Sallie Ann Robinson and Valerie Sayers, his widow and fellow novelist Cassandra King Conroy, his brother Tim Conroy and daughter Melissa Conroy. Visit the Pat Conroy Literary Festival’s new website:www.patconroyliteraryfestival.org.

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Florence Tractor Supply market will celebrate homemade, homegrown Customers of the Florence Tractor Supply store are invited to shop crafts, produce and other local goods at the TSC Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 7. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., local farmers and crafters will showcase and sell their homemade and homegrown goods in front of the Tractor Supply store at 2590 S. Irby Street. “The Farmers Market will be a celebration of the talent and expertise in our community,� said Donald Matthews, manager of the Florence Tractor Supply. Some participating local vendors include: Garry Cowboy Evans BBQ, on site 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicken Swap, on site 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Goats for sale, on site 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Everyone is invited to stop by the Tractor Supply Farmers Market and join us in supporting our neighbors whose handcrafted goods and homegrown produce will be on full display,� Matthews said. “We are inspired by customers who live the out here lifestyle and we are excited to introduce them to members of the community who share similar interests.� In addition to the Farmers Market, Tractor Supply has everything needed for life out here, from lawn and gardening tools to canning products for preserving fruits and vegetables and making jams and jellies. To participate in the Farmers Market, participants can still sign up at TSCEventPartners.com or contact the store by phone at 843-676-9950. Nonprofit organizations and food trucks are also encouraged to register. About Tractor Supply Company Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. As of July 1, 2017, the company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Live@Central looks at War Between the States Live@Central will feature historian H.G. “Hub� Clapper on Wednesday, Oct. 4. In the words of Paul Harvey, Clapper will share the “rest of the story� with a program on the causes of the “War Between the States.� There will be a question and answer opportunity during the program. This free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church, 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 if you plan to attend dinner.

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