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D E AT H S Millard C Allen Jr, 73, passed away Nov. 19. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Shirley T. Ard, 78, passed away Nov. 16. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Norman Keith Dionne, 66, passed away Nov. 16. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Leon Dale Floyd, 75, passed away Nov. 22. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Captain John Clyde Garrison, 88, passed away Nov. 15. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Theresa A. Griebel, 47, passed away Nov. 14. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. John Lerlie “Jack” Harrison, 88, passed away Nov. 19. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Master Chief (Retired) Patrick Michael Higgins, 72, passed away Nov. 21. StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Louise H. Hobgood, 93, passed away Nov. 20. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Nan Thompson Inabinet, 80, passed away Nov. 19. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.

PETE THORNELL’S SUPER X STATION, located on East Cheves Street, holds a birthday celebration with treats for kids in 1941. Photo courtesy of his niece, Peggy Key. Do you have an old photo you would like to submit for The News Journal’s Do You Remember? You may do so by emailing a digital copy of the photo, including information on the photo, to editor@florencenewsjournal.com. You may also submit photos and information in person at our office, located at 312 Railroad Ave. in Florence

TCF of the Pee Dee to hold candle lighting Grieving the deaths of children within their families, members of The Compassionate Friends of the Pee Dee Area, a national selfhelp bereavement support organization, will join hundreds of thousands of families worldwide in lighting candles at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 as an act of symbolic remembrance. The local candle lighting

will be part of a special service held from 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church Family Center, located at 2536 Hoffmeyer Road. The event will feature music, and poems. Tens of thousands of families united in loss annually light candles for one hour during the Worldwide Candle Lighting, held the second Sunday in December. Can-

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bolically displaying the love that they have for all their children who will not be physically present. However, when each candle is lit, the light of that love will shine brightly in hundreds of thousands of bereaved hearts in all countries around the globe. With the theme “…that their light may always shine,” the Worldwide Candle Lighting has grown larger every year with formal services last year in all 50 United States and Washington, D.C., as well as many countries around the world. To contact The Compassionate Friends of the Pee Dee Area, call Debbie at (843) 496-3254 or (843) 615-8485.

Creola B. Jackson, 98, passed away Nov. 22. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Barbara J. Kaylor, 74, passed away Nov. 24. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Blaine Hubert Little, 75, passed away Nov. 21. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Richard A. Moore Sr., 78, passed away Nov. 21. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Skye Rose Muldrow, Infant, passed away Nov. 19. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Celeste Jones Neel, 62,passed away Nov. 18. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Nichlos N. Rodgers, 70, passed away Nov. 19. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Anna Lee Ross, 68, passed away Nov. 17. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Alice Jordan Samuel, 83, passed away Nov. 3. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Brant David Speir, 59, passed away Nov. 22. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Brenda M. Stevenson, 59, passed away Nov. 23. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Milton Mack Stuckey III, 47, passed away Nov. 15. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Johnny James Thomas, 65, passed away Nov. 21. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Coleen King Ward, 74, passed away Oct. 28. Belk Funeral Home.

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Sara Margaret Dawkins Weatherford, age 89, passed away Nov. 18. Belk Funeral Home.

The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library will host a special Children’s Christmas Program on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3:45 p.m. The program will be performed by Porkchop Produc-

Nina Mae “Tennie” Williams-Frierson, 82, passed away Nov. 1. Ideal Funeral Parlor.

tions. This event is funded by Friends of Florence County Library. For more information about this event, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at (843) 292-7382, or visit www.florencelibrary.org

Dorothy “Dot” Bryant Windham, 84,passed away Nov. 11. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Christopher “Chris” Wallace Worrell, 38, passed away Nov. 21. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home.

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Nurses honored with DAISY Awards Jeritza Graves, a staff nurse on the postpartum floor, was recently named the November DAISY Award recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center. She was nominated by a patient for her extraordinary care and compassion. To recognize nurses at McLeod who are true examples of nursing excellence, patients, family members and co-workers may nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the remarkable efforts nurses perform every day. On the nomination form, the patient offered praise for Graves. “After a complicated and scary delivery of my son, we were moved to Postpartum where we met Jeritza,” the patient wrote. “She went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of as well as our son. She was patient with us, as I was learning how to breastfeed, and she gave me advice on how to make sure I was successful. “There were times when my husband and I were extremely tired and emotional, and Jeritza calmed us down. She comforted us and helped to calm all the fear we had of being parents for the first time. Because of her, we went home feeling a lot

more comfortable. I cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us and for just being patient with us as we began a new journey.”

MUSC Florence honors Costello Darlene Costello, a registered nurse in Day Hospital at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, was recently selected to receive the center’s DAISY Award. She has been in nursing for more than 30 years. Costello was nominated by a patient and their family member. Her nomination was received from a patient she cared for in Day Hospital. The patient and patient’s family described her as “full of kindness and patience; the exact kind of nurse that you would hope to have. She was so good to us the entire time of our visit.” The family member of the patient further explained that Costello provided additional resources and answers to their questions, which made their visit pleasant during a time when they were anxious. “Darlene cares for her patients as if they were her own family,” said Cheryl Dorriety, director of Outpatient Services – Day Hospital/Endoscopy. “Darlene explains and educates patients on the processes

and expectations; not only are patients a priority, she also assists and supports her co-workers and peers with her skill for teamwork and respect. She utilizes her skills of innovation with assisting other staff members and departments on improving customer experiences and outcomes. Darlene takes accountability for herself and the department through her words and actions, as demonstrated in her own daily practice, but also assisting with educational sessions, updates, and safety concerns within the department.” The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members

of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Recipients of the DAISY award are chosen quarterly by the DAISY committee at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center.

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Numerous events planned by McLeod Health Below is a list of upcoming McLeod Health events and support groups for the month of December. • The McLeod Health Foundations will be selling Young Pecans in the McLeod Foundation office through Dec.20. They can also be purchased online at www.mcleodfoundationevents.org. • Family Asthma Education Class will be held Dec. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the McLeod Pavilion Conference Center. This free educational asthma class is open to children ages 5 to 11. During the class, you and your child will learn how to manage their asthma through fun, interactive activities. Food will

be provided. Space is limited. Registration is required. Parent or guardian must attend. For more information, please call McLeod Reservations & Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. • The McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting will be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. • The Head & Neck Cancer Support Group will be held Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. This support group is for patients, survivors and caregivers. Check in at the front desk in the First Floor Lobby, in front of the waterfall, of the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research at 401 East Cheves St.

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In dire need of the true holiday spirit Yesterday, I was raking leaves. As the breeze blew the leaves to the ground, I thought I detected the scent of evergreen. When I did, I imagined the leaves were snowflakes gently falling. Also, I swear I could see a sled coming over the hill with children’s laughter filling the air. Yes, the holidays are just around the corner. Thank goodness! I am especially grateful they are because our country desperately needs them. A lot of folks look upon the Thanksgiving and Christmas season with dread. They see it as too much work and effort. They believe it is too commercial or too expensive. In other words, they have lost the essence of what the season means. Lynn They, along with the rest of Gendusa us, need to make the holiGuest days what God intended columnist them to be. This year our country has experienced political upheaval and discord. Our nation has been slammed by mother nature and terrorized by evil. We have lost countless citizens because of anger and severe mental issues, which resulted in rampages and innocent deaths. As citizens, we can’t seem to stop taking sides and calling each other names all in the name of believing we are right. Our lives are boiling down to being defined by political affiliation, race, or gender. Our conversations often are in the form of text and through social media. Our books and papers are on a screen, and love is being reduced to a pink heart emoji. Or, so it seems. In truth, I do believe we are better than that. I think the holiday season can bring healing to our collective table, but it will require effort from all. “For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son.” Christmas was His love in motion. Kindness and love are the essences of the holidays. To give to another expressing how much they mean to us is simply Christmas. To share a meal with those we love and being thankful for our bounty is simply Thanksgiving. This holiday season, why not take our personal holiday journey on a road trip? Each one of us can do more to spread the spirit of the holidays and heal not only ourselves but our country. Perhaps, we should buy one more toy for Toys for Tots or provide two more cans to a food pantry. Can we take one more poinsettia to the nursing home or to an ailing friend? Could we give a few more dollars to charity? We need to make the holiday season shine brighter by caring for our communities. Let’s not buy all our gifts online because it is easy, let’s buy a few from a local store that needs to survive. Don’t we need the walk anyway? Can we give away more smiles, prayers, forgiveness, and gifts from our hearts as well? Evil can fade only by putting goodness in motion. We can’t sit at home and forward kindness on our computers. We can’t continue to spread discord hiding behind the internet, and we can’t heal our nation by getting caught up in our differences. This time of year, let’s ask ourselves what can each of us do to give a layer of human kindness to warm this country? Isn’t our responsibility to defeat the evil that confronts us? If so, then each person needs to be called for service. As a nation, let’s rake the clutter from our own lives. Let’s find joy in spreading the gifts of kindness, love, and thankfulness so that our children’s laughter continues to fill the air, and God’s grace falls gently upon our land.

Lynn Gendusa of Roswell is the author of “It’s All Write with Me!” Essays from my heart. Contact her at www.lynngendusa.com.

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A Thanksgiving to remember The unmistakable smell of Thanksgiving drifted from kitchen to dining room to living room and all throughout the house. After days of planning and preparation, the feast was nearly complete. The table was perfectly set. Dozens of dishes lined the kitchen counters, each with an accompanying spoon or fork. The buffet was covered with cakes, pies, and other assorted desserts. The bird, juicy and golden brown, had been carved. Steam rose from an opening in the tin foil covering. Guests were already starting to arrive and it would not be long before we joined together to hold hands and say grace. Each of us would then take our seats and begin filling our stomachs to bursting. This was definitely going to be a holiday to remember. Boy, was it! The preceding scene took place last year at my girlfriend’s home. Knowing I had no other family living nearby except my grown daughter, she had invited me to join her family for Thanksgiving dinner. My daughter and her boyfriend were invited as well. Just minutes from calling everyone together for the prayer, all appeared to be perfect. Debbie, my girlfriend, asked me to complete one final task - fill the glasses with ice from the refrigerator. I was just two glasses in when I heard the highly troublesome grinding sound of an empty icemaker. “No big deal,” I said. “I’ll just run to the store and pick up a bag of

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ice.“ The closest open convenient store in Hartsville was about a 10 minutes drive away. The guests would have to be patient just a little while longer. I grabbed my coat, headed out the door and hopped into my Jeep Wrangler. I assumed – and we all know what that means – that my cell phone was in the pocket of my coat. Pulling out of the driveway, my only thoughts were on getting back as quickly as possible. About a mile and a half from the house I heard another horrible grinding sound. The Jeep gradually slowed and my heart rate rapidly accelerated. Nearing an intersection, I turned right and pulled onto the shoulder of the road. I did my best to contain the growing anxiety. The Jeep would not move. It was stuck in neutral. From the grinding sound I had heard moments before, I felt certain the problem was either the clutch or the transmission. Neither was good. Reaching into my coat pocket and finding nothing but lint, I made a hasty check of the vehicle only to realize my cell phone had been left at the house. No way to call for help and they had no way to call and check on me. This could not be hap-

pening. I decided it would be futile to put off the inevitable and began the mile and a half walk back to the house. At this point in the story it might be wise to mention something else. While I failed to bring my cell phone, I did not forget to bring Colby, my eight-year-old black Lab. I also did not have his leash. Needless to say, this made the walk home much slower and much more eventful. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 45 minutes to an hour had passed before Colby and I returned to my girlfriend’s house. It had been daylight when we left. It was now twilight. After locking Colby in the fenced-in backyard, I opened the front door and walked in. Every eye in the place was on me. They had not waited for me to get back and I could not blame them. Thanksgiving had proceeded, iceless and, yes, Bob-less. “What happened to you?” “Where in the world have you been?” “Is everything okay?” Rather explain all the sad and sordid details to everyone, I said I was fine and asked my daughter’s boyfriend to step out on the porch. I told him what had happened and he drove me back to my stranded Jeep. Having retrieved my phone from the house, I called roadside assistance. As one would expect, finding a towing service on Thanksgiving Day around 6 p.m. is darn near impossible. The roadside assistance

operator said the closest towing service was in Timmonsville and he could be there about an hour and a half. I told my daughter’s boyfriend to go back to the house while I waited. I sat in my Jeep in the dark on the side of the road as time crept by ever so slowly. The tow-truck eventually arrived and we returned to my girlfriend’s home. My Jeep would sit in her front yard until I could arrange for it to be towed again. It was close to 9:30 by the time my girlfriend and I sat down and bowed our heads before eating our reheated Thanksgiving dinner. Exhausted both physically and emotionally, I did my best to find reason for giving thanks amidst all the events that had taken place over the last few hours. Somehow, someway, I thought, it could have been worse. I was safe and unharmed. I had a hot meal. I had a wonderful and caring girlfriend. The Jeep could be repaired or replaced. In spite of everything, I was grateful – and tired. I’ll be eating at my girlfriend’s house again tomorrow. We have chosen to go non-traditional, opting for Frogmore stew rather than turkey and all the trimmings. Less preparation and stress, I am hoping. I feel certain it will be another Thanksgiving to remember, but this time for more pleasant reasons. And yes, I will arrive carrying a bag of ice. Contact Editor Bob Sloan at editor@florencenewsjournal.com.

The sad, sad ballad of Moses Corley We all cross paths with a person we can’t forget. And so, a man by the beautiful name of Moses Corley lingers in my mind. If every life is a song, then Moses’s life was a sad, sad ballad. Moses worked as the janitor in the library of a college where I once taught. He loved his job. Said it was the best job he ever had. Hoped to retire there. He always called me “Mr. Tom” and peppered his speech with “Yes sirs” and “No sirs.” It was a habit I couldn’t get him to break. He’d laugh at my jokes and slap his knees and his infectious laugh was unforgettable. That was long, long ago. Even now I see him sweeping the lab in the library basement where I taught. His snowwhite Afro was stately and a cataract gave him an owlish gaze. His left eye, white as milk glass, stared into space. But he was memorable for his sweet nature, a prince of a man. His wife was his sun, moon, and stars. She was bedridden and her chief joy in life was watching TV. Back then I taught Audio Visual Methods for aspiring elementary education teachers. Computers were light years away and the technology was embarrassingly simple. One method I taught was how to make colored overhead transparencies. My students use colored acetate to give transparencies impact. They’d cut out shapes and the acetate would cling to the transparency thanks to static

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electricity. At the day’s end, colored scraps of acetate littered the carpeted floor like some image from a kaleidoscope knocked askew, a colorful mess. Just before Thanksgiving a few students were working late when Moses came in to clean the lab. I noticed how closely he watched one student work on a food group presentation: red apples, yellow bananas, oranges, and so forth. He watched her position the acetate and after a while he began to clean up the scraps. Each day, Moses had done just that: clean up the scraps and trash them. So when I noticed Moses was picking up scraps of acetate and placing them in a box, I was curious. “What are you going to do with those?” “Mr. Tom, my wife’s got one leg and has the diabetes. All she can do is lie in bed and watch TV. I promised her I’d give her a color TV some day. I’m gonna make her one for Christmas. I’ll take these home and stick ’em on the TV and she can see in color!” He’d figured a way to make good on a promise to his beloved wife, a special Christmas gift. Not long after that, Moses

asked me if he could borrow $10? “Sure,” I said. He asked other faculty members too but one ratted him out. He was fired. A few months later I got my first writing position and began working downtown. I assumed Moses was working somewhere else too. A few years went by. One cold, windy November day close to Thanksgiving I ventured out for lunch. As I walked past the old bus station on Blanding, I saw legs sticking out of a green dumpster. Out popped a bedraggled Moses Corley. Seeing him was a joy, tempered by the fact that he was in dire straights. “Moses,” I shouted, it’s me, Tom!” Slowly he walked over. He had lost his home and his wife had died. That infectious laugh had died too. We talked a bit and parted ways. He was exiled to the streets because he had asked the wrong person for $10. I never saw him again. I drove past a group of homeless people once, a pretentious woman alongside for the ride. “You’d think those men would get a job,” she said. “Any job.” In a way she was right, but I knew that for some there is that job that’s the best you’ll ever have and if you lose it ... well life can sure go downhill. So here it is Thanksgiving, and I know other Moses Corleys are out there, homeless, hungry, and heartbroken. I’m sure the Moses I knew left

this green earth long ago to join his wife. They’re together again, up there, watching the biggest, most colorful flat screen TV ever imagined. It’s warm, food’s on the table, and there’s no need to borrow money and even if they did no one would care.

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TBCS drama team wins SCISA region title Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School recently took home first place in the SCISA Regional One-Act Drama Festival. It is the second year in a row TBCS has earned the honor. Trinity-Byrnes was one out of seven schools to prepare One-Act plays to perform at the hosting Sandhills School in Columbia. This year, the students decided to perform a comedic piece titled, “Check, Please!” by playwright Jonathan Rand, proving that they can conquer both comedies and dramas after placing in first last year with an abridgement of William Inge’s drama, “Bus Stop.” “This is such a fun piece,” said Director Chrissy Monaco. “It follows a man and a woman desperately searching for love while encountering disastrous first dates, including a screaming sports fan, a man suffering from panophobia, and a mime,

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The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $4,770 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to John W. Moore Intermediate School for creating an Environmental Center at Moore where students

and staff can take their learning outside. The Environmental Center will include a greenhouse, weather station, garden with raised beds, and fencing. Students will be able to investigate the environmen-

tal factors that affect plant growth. A team of volunteers installed pavers, a greenhouse, and weather station on Nov. 23. The project is scheduled to be completed in April of 2020.

Shown, left to right, are Director Chrissy Monaco, Luke Baker, Maddie Lowe, Lydia Barefoot, SallyAnn Frost, Trystan Elliot, Abbey Novinger, Nigel Robinson, Kat Glassman, Alek Huggins and Brennan Dowdy. among many others. I was excited to see our students interpret the script and really bring these characters to life. We’re beyond thrilled to be advancing to State, but we know what the competition holds, and we will need to continue to rehearse and avoid getting too comfortable with our win.” Student performing in the play were Kat Glassman, Alek Huggins, SallyAnn Frost, Luke Baker, Trystan Elliot, Abbey Novinger, Lydia Barefoot, Maddie Lowe, and Nigel Robinson. Brennan Dowdy served as a stage-

hand. “TBCS has such an amazing drama department and it was such an honor to get to represent it at regionals,” said sophomore Abbey Novinger. “I had such an incredible time performing with such wonderful people. We all love to act and perform, so having the opportunity to go to State is such an honor.” Lowe earned a Best Actress Award for her performance as “Linda.” Trinity-Byrnes competed in the state finals on Nov. 21 at the Sumter Opera House.

Christmas Warmup at Farmer’s Market The Pee Dee State Farmers Market kicks off the holiday season with its Christmas Warmup Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will have a large variety of Christmas trees for sale, plus activities

for kids including games and prizes and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa. Hot chocolate, cookies and roasted marshmallows round out the occasion. The free family event is a great way to kick off the hol-

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McLeod Hospice to hold annual Love Tree lighting McLeod Hospice will celebrate the 34th Annual “A Light for Someone You Love” Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony will be held at McLeod Regional Medical Center adjacent to the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research. During the ceremony, the family of Charlotte Jones will light the trees and Ashley Taylor will perform. Lights are available with gifts to McLeod Hospice of $25 each. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000 in honor of or memory of an individual. One hundred percent of each gift is tax-deductible. Please call the McLeod Foundation if you are interested in a sponsorship. Individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to participate by supporting McLeod Hospice in this meaningful way. “The Light for Someone You Love" program is sponsored by

the McLeod Health Foundation to directly fund items needed for the McLeod Hospice House, to help patients remain comfortable in their homes, provide bereavement care for families being served as well as others in the community, and to offer a grief camp for children, Camp Jessie's Kids. McLeod Hospice serves patients in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Horry, Lee, Sumter, Marion, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties. While the lighted trees will brighten the community this season, the gifts they represent will help bring the light of hope to McLeod Hospice patients and their families. For more information, call (843) 777-2694. Gifts to the McLeod Hospice Tree Lighting can also be made by visiting www.mcleodfoundation.org.

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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Museum to host Holiday Family Day

Come hear the sounds of the season by First Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Handbell Choir Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the church sanctuary. This free event is a First Presbyterian tradition rich with Christmas melodies from around the globe. Also at FPC Florence, the Florence Men’s Choral Society will present “Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Julian M. Young will serve as conductor. He will be accompanied by Betsy T. Johnson Special guest artists include Metropolitan Opera performers Deborah Saverance and Kyle Brazell. The First Presbyterian Church is located at 700 Park Ave.

The Florence County Museum will hold a special holidaythemed Family Day on Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Among the craft and creativity stations planned are: Gingerbread house decorating, hot cocoa cones, making jingle bell necklaces, patining puffy snowmen and making cinnamon salt dough Christmas tree ornaments. The Florence County Museum is located at 111 W. Cheves St. For more information, call (843) 676-1200. Visit the museum online at www.flocomuseum. org.

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 150 .........................................STATEWIDE 200..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215...............................................EVENTS 216..................................................TRIPS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440 .............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500 ....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520 ...........................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE

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NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-01505 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association vs. James Gregory Graham Jr.; Crystal L. Graham; Florence County Clerk of Court; Vintage Place HOA, Inc., the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 3, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 55 AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF VINTAGE PLACE SUBDIVISION BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS DATED JULY 29, 1990 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 41 AT PAGE 176. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED APRIL 14,1994 AND RECORDED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED OFFICE IN PLAT BOOK 53 AT PAGE 49. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CRYSTAL L. GRAHAM AND JAMES GREGORY GRAHAM, JR., AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON, BY DEED OF ROBERT AUSTIN HARRELL, EXECUTED JUNE 18, 2012 AND RECORDED ON JUNE 19, 2012 IN BOOK B 410 AT PAGE 0251 IN THE

530 ..................................WORK WANTED 600 ..................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605 .................................BURIAL SPACES 610..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612 .....................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615.............................................CONDOS 618 ....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620 ..............................HOMES FOR RENT 625 ..............................HOMES FOR SALE 630.................................LAND FOR RENT 632 ...............................LAND FOR LEASE 635 .................................LAND FOR SALE 636 ...................................LAND WANTED 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 640 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650....................................OFFICE SPACE 660............................RESORT PROPERTY 665............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670 .............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900 ...................................................ATVS 910 ...........................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 ..................................................CARS 930 ..................................MOTORCYCLES 940.................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980 ..................................................VANS 981...............................................WANTED

OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3326 Stafford Court, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00722-01-008 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Flo-

rence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/13,11/20,11/27/19 AMENDED SUMMONS, NOTICE OF HEARING (Termination of Parental Rights) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BAMBERG IN THE FAMILY COURT SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case No. 2019-DR-05-42 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Mercedes Hamil –Sutton John F. Jackson Ryheem Jackson John Doe Fulton John Jackson Defendants. IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor children born in 2012, 2015 TO: Fulton John Jackson YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Summons, Notice of Hearing (Termination of Parental Rights), in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Bamberg County Office of the Clerk of Court at 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, South Carolina 29003 on September 18, 2019 copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaints upon the attorney, Patrick McWilliam, for the Plaintiff at Post Office Box 1306, Barnwell, SC 29812, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, the Plaintiff will apply for judgment by default against the Defendant for the relief demanded in the complaints. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent

you. It is your responsibility to contact the Bamberg County Clerk of Court's Office, 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, SC 29003, to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply). YOU MUST APPLY FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ATTORNEY WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT, AN ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE APPOINTED FOR YOU. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a Termination of Parental Rights hearing will be held in this matter on Wednesday March 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bamberg County Courthouse located at 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, SC 29003. You should attend this hearing. If you do not attend, the relief sought may be granted in your absence. AMENDED SUMMONS, NOTICE OF HEARING (Removal) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BAMBERG IN THE FAMILY COURT SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case No. 2016-DR-05-146 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Mercedes Hamil –Sutton John F. Jackson Ryheem Jackson John Doe Fulton John Jackson Defendants. IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor children born in 2012, 2015 TO: Fulton John Jackson YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Summons, Notice of Hearing (Removal), Complaint for Removal in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Bamberg County Office of the Clerk of Court at 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, South Carolina 29003 on September 18, 2019 copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaints upon the attorney, Patrick McWilliam, for the Plaintiff at Post Office Box 1306, Barnwell, SC 29812, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, the Plaintiff will apply for judgment by default against the Defendant for the relief demanded in the complaints. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. It is your responsibility to contact the Bamberg County Clerk of Court's Office, 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, SC 29003, to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply). YOU MUST APPLY FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ATTORNEY WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT, AN ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a Pre-Trial TPR hearing was held in this matter on October 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and a TPR hearing was held in this matter on March 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bamberg County Courthouse located at 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, SC 29003. You should attend this hearing. If you do not attend, the relief sought may be granted in your absence (11/13,11/20,11/27/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-03235 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture v. Barbara M. Prosser a/k/a Barbara M. Tyler a/k/a Barbara M. Tyner Prosser, Barclays Bank Delaware, and Merrick Bank Corporation, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on December 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate on the west side of State Road S21-55, in the County of Florence and State of South Carolina, containing 0.694 of an acre, and being more particularly shown, described and delineated on a plat thereof by David A. Nesbitt, R.L.S., dated February 3, 1994, and recorded in Plat Book 54 at Page 201; and being designated as Lot 4 on a more recent plat by David A. Nesbitt, R.L.S., dated March 19, 1994, recorded in Plat Book 53 at Page 14. This being the same property conveyed to Barbara M. Tyner by deed of K. G. Smith dated August 3, 1994, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 3, 1994 in Book A423 at Page 325 TMS No.: 00137-03-100 Property Address: 2059 McAllister Mill Road, Scranton, South Carolina 29591 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity for Florence County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the

Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. A personal deficiency judgment being waived, bidding will not remain open. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.500% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County HARRELL, MARTIN & PEACE, P.A. Donald W. Tyler #5664 Taylor A. Peace #100206 135 Columbia Avenue Post Office Box 1000 Chapin, South Carolina 29036 (803) 345-3353 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (11/13,11/20,11/27/19) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2019-CP-21-01037 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc against The Estate of Mary Elizabeth Jones, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on December 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Courthouse, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: 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 72 on a plat of Fairfield Subdivision by Elbert E. Floyd, Surveyor, dated August 1963 and recorded in Plat Book “V” at Page 87 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being generally bounded and described as follows to wit: on the North by Waterman Avenue on which it fronts and measures 75 feet; on the East by Lot 71 on which it measures 125 feet; on the South by Lot 78 on which it measures 75 feet; and on the West by Lot 73 on which it measures 125 feet, all as shown on Plat by W. O. Powers, Reg. Surveyor dated June 24, 1971. Being all that parcel & land conveyed to Mary Elizabeth Jones, her heirs and assigns from TCIF REO2, LLC by that deed dated April 8, 2004 and recorded April 13, 2004 in Deed Book A832 at Page 1028 of the Florence County, South Carolina Public Registry. Parcel No. 90099-11-004 Property Address: 112 Waterman Avenue Florence, SC 29506 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence

of good faith, same 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 bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment being waived by Plaintiff, the sale shall close on the Sales Day. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.09% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, Florence COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND 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 W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columba, SC 29201 803-509-5078 / File # 1941160 (11/13,11/20,11/27/19) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2019-CP-21-02283 South Carolina Housing Finance and Development Authority Plaintiff, -vsBonita Glover, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of South Carolina Housing Finance and Development Authority vs. Bonita Glover, I, Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County , will sell on December 3, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 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 County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 34, as shown on a map prepared for Bonita Glover by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated July 22, 2002 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 79 at page 376. Reference being had to said map for a more complete and accurate description. TOGETHER with the right

of ingress and egress over and across the 50 foot RJW and Easement for Ingress/Egress leading to State Road S~21-26 as shown on the above mentioned map. This being the same property conveyed to the Mortgagor herein by deed of Lexus Development, Inc., said deed having been recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 30, 2002. TMS #: 1751801-001 643 McIver Road, Florence, SC 29506 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity 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 Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. 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. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. 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 6.250% per annum. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff Email: court@crawfordvk.com (11/13,11/20,11/27/19) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2019-CP-21-02700 U.S. Bank National Association, as successor in interest to Bank of America National Association, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-

Backed Certificates, Series 2006-3, Plaintiff, v. Kevin Redden, as Co-Personal Representative for the Estate of Delores Redden; Leon McDaniel, Jr., as CoPersonal Representative for the Estate of Delores Redden; Kevin Redden; Leon McDaniel a/k/a Leon McDaniel, Jr.; Larry Redden; Antoine Redden; Elizabeth M. McDaniel; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Ownit Mortgage Solutions, Inc.; SC Housing Corp., Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 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


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Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 23, 2019. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/20,11/27,12/4/19)

SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2019-CP-21-916 Carolyn Bostick McCray, Plaintiff, vs. Roy Lee McCray, Mona L. Andrews, Cynthia McCray, Marshall McCray, Jr., Michelle McCray, and Sheila Harley, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the Plaintiff, or its attorneys, Nettles, Turbeville and Reddeck, at their office, 261 Kelley Street, P.O. Box 699, Lake City, South Carolina 29560, 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, a judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS MICHELLE MCCRAY AND MARSHALL MCCRAY, JR. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above entitled action were filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, the object and prayer of which is to Partition real estate located in Florence County and other relief as set forth in the Complaint. LIS PENDENS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an action has been commenced and is now pending in this Court upon Complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendants for partition of real estate. The premises subject to and affected by said Partition thereof, was at the time of the making thereof, and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: Lot 1: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.40 acres as shown on a survey prepared by David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated January 24, 2003 and recorded in Plat Book 88, Page 419, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded as follows: On the Northeast by property being the Remainder of Tract II and the prop-

erty now or formerly of George A. Cusaac; on the Southeast by property of Alex Rowell; on the Southwest by property of Theresa E. Davis, et al and on the Northwest by property of Carolyn Bostic, all as is shown on said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as a part of this description. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Carolyn Bostick McCray and Marshall McCray by deed from Sarious Nelson Lyerly dated March 30,2006 and recorded March 31,2006 in Book A999 at Page 1029 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Marshall McCray died on January 27, 2014, intestate as shown in Probate Roll2016-ES-21-430, a Deed of Distribution being filed on September 18, 2017, in Book B-710 at Page 1781, TMS# 318-02004 Lot #2: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.97 acres as shown as Tract 4, on a survey prepared by David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated June 11, 2006 and recorded in Plat Book 89, Page 446, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded as follows: On the Northeast by Tract 1; on the Southeast by Tract 5 and property now or formerly of George A. Cusaac; on the Southwest by Tract 3, and on the Northwest by Tract 1, all as is shown on said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as a part of this description. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Carolyn Bostick McCray and Marshall McCray by deed from Thomas Bostick dated August 7,2006 and recorded on August 11, 2006 in Book B031, at Page 1784 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Marshall McCray died on January 27, 2014, intestate as shown in Probate Roll2016ES-21-430, a Deed of Distribution being filed on September 18, 2017, in Book B-710 at Page 1781, TMS# 318-02-056 NETTLES, TURBEVILLE AND REDDECK Attorneys for Plaintiff BY: S/ Elbert K. Turbeville Elbert K. Turbeville Post Office Box 699 Lake City, SC 29560 843-374-8511 Lake City, SC September 11, 2019 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION Having read AND FILED THE Petition of Elbert K. Turbeville, attorney for the Plaintiff herein, and it appearing that this is an action for the partition of real estate in Florence County, South Carolina, and further, that the defendants Michelle McCray and Marshall McCray, Jr., cannot , after due diligence, be located in said County and State. IT IS ORDERED that service in this matter be made on the defendants Michelle McCray and Marshall McCray, Jr., by pub-

lishing copies of the Summons, Lis Pendens, Notice of Filing of Complaint and this Order, in a paper of general circulation in Florence County, South Carolina, once weekly for three (3) consecutive weeks and by forwarding a copy of the pleadings to the defendants Michelle McCray and Marshall McCray, Jr., at their last known CLERK OF COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA Lake City, S. C. September 2019 (11/27,12/4,12/11/19) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that F.E. POP’S AT 5 POINTS, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE at 1811 CHEROKEE RD. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than DECEMBER 13, 2019. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (11/27,12/4,12/11/19)

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Florence TEDx event seeks speakers, performers Florence’s TEDxEvansStreet will return for a third year in Spring 2020. The theme for next year’s event will be “Polarity,” and organizers are presently seeking speakers and performers. “I totally cannot believe we are about to embark on our third TEDxEvansStreet event,” said event organizer Tonita Perry. “I maintain Florence County has quite a few thought leaders which this platform is fitting to give them voice. We hope TEDxEvansStreet will be a connector and catalyst for those who have new takes on old ideas, all going back to “ideas worth spreading” sparking action of innovation.” Florence is one of seven locations in S.C. to hold TEDx events.

TEDx events are independent, local, self-organized events licensed under TED. The events bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a nonprofit organization which began holding conferences in 1990 to allow a wide variety for well-known and knowledgeable speakers to talk on a wide array of subjects. Videos of TED conference speakers have gained global popularity through www.ted.com and www.youtube. com. At TEDxEvansStreet, videotaped and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The event will

feature approximately 15-18 diverse speakers and performers, with points of view based on an array of subject areas rooted in the theme of “Polarity.” The Oxford Dictionary defines polarity as being “the state of having two opposite or contradictory tendencies, opinions, or aspects.” Things that appear as opposites are in fact only two extremes of the same thing. As one of the seven Universal Laws, the Law of Polarity decrees everything in the universe has two sides. In fact, only two extremes of the same thing are simply varying degrees of the same thing. One steps into power through perception— to see both sides of a person, situation or circumstance. Negative or positive, hot or cold, love or

USC’s Caslen visits SoFlo High school is part of national iLEAD initiative on education University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen visited South Florence High School last week, talking to faculty members and teachers before touring classrooms and visiting with students. The visit was made as part of iLEAD, a national education initiative. iLEAD, which stands for improveCASLEN ment, leadership, education and development, is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation. South Florence is one of twelve schools from across the nation to participate in the initiative. Caslen said he hopes to strengthen the partnership between USC and the state’s public high schools. “I really want to reach out into our high schools, as a flagship university, to be able to enable them and partner with them and see what we can do to help them increase the path from high school to higher

hate, polarity is determined by how one chooses to think – choices, not situations or circumstances, will create the desired outcome. The Florence planning committee has an open call for speakers and performers, for which each is charged with speaking or performing between six to eight minutes. Those selected will have to participate in speaker and performer training in preparation for the event. Those interested in participating can visit the www.tedxevansstreet.org, and complete the application for consideration. The application process will close on Jan. 19, 2020. For more information about TEDxEvansStreet, visit www.tedxevensstreet.org.

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Trustees extend Carter’s contract Dr. Fred Carter has served as Francis Marion University’s president, and been the face of the growing University, for 20 years. The FMU Board of Trustees is making sure he’ll be around for a few more. During their regularly scheduled November meeting, the trustees voted unanimously to extend Carter’s contract through CARTER the 2025-26 academic year. They also named him FMU’s first president emeritus, a distinctive honor that takes effect immediately. “This is where he belongs,” said Robert Lee, chair of FMU’s Board of Trustees, “The impact he’s had on this place is really beyond words.” Carter, who is both the longest-serving college president at FMU and in South Carolina, said the board’s action was humbling. Carter’s contract was extended three years. That will take him through the 2025-26 academic year. At that point, he’ll have the option of returning to the faculty and resuming his academic work.

Jingle Bell Market Thousands of holiday shoppers made their way to the Florence Center’s Jingle Bell Market last weekend hoping to find a great bargain or the perfect gift. This marked the second year the Florence Center has hosted the three-day shopping extravaganza. At left, The Grinch has a little fun with a shopper. Top right, a tiny elf takes in some of the sights and sounds. Below right, Christmas trees decorated by House of Hope of the Pee Dee line the lobby hallways. Shoppers had a chance to buy raffle tickets to win the tree of their choice.

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education,” Caslen said. In speaking on the impact the initiative has had at South Florence, Principal Kimberly Mack said it has taken some time to see results. “It was slow at first,” said Mack. “This year we are seeing some of its

influence. It’s still a work in process, to be honest.” Caslen also spoke with administrators and teachers on ways to better inspire students to pursue higher education and on parental involvement in choosing a course of secondary edu-

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The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Leadership Florence class visited McLeod Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Vice President of Communications and Public Information Jumana Swindler welcomed the group and provided an overview of McLeod Health. Will McLeod, vice president of Patient Services, then presented to the class on McLeod Regional Medical Center. During their visit, part of the group followed the path of a heart patient from the emergency department to the cardiac catheterization lab and open heart surgical suite as well as the vascular hybrid operating room. The class heard from Dr. Thomas Lewis, Dr. Anil Om, Dr. Robert Messier and Dr. Eva Rzucidlo. A second part of the class visited the McLeod Cancer Center. They received information on radiation oncology treatment and stereotactic radiosurgery from Dr. Rhett Spencer. During a tour of the Cancer Center, the group met Lauren Snipes, Robin Aiken and Pam Worthy who shared details on the HOPE Fund, infusion services and the many services designed to support patients including the Hope Resource Center, the McLeod Cancer Clinic and the “We’ve Got You Covered” program

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Suzanne Todd Ford, daughter of Tom and Cherry Ford of Florence, S.C., and Alexis Beauchemin, son of Yves Beauchemin and Viviane St-Onge of Longueuil, Quebec, were married on Nov. 6, 2019. The ceremony was held at White Point Gardens in Charleston, with Vann Cochran officiating. A reception dinner followed at Peninsula Grill. The bride has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. She practiced at Salisbury Animal Hospital in Salisbury, N.C., for five years and has recently joined Parkway Veterinary Clinic in Plymouth, Mich. Mr. Beauchemin has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. A design engineer working in motorsports, he previously resided in Mooresville, N.C. He is currently employed by Pratt & Miller in New Hudson, Mich. The bride was escorted by her father. The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Elizabeth Ford of Charleston, The best man was the groom’s father. Following a honeymoon in Charleston, the couple will reside in Novi, Michigan.

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Walk/Climb event to raise funds for lung cancer research MUSC Health Florence Medical Center will host its second annual LUNG FORCE Walk/Climb to support lung cancer patients on Saturday, Dec. 7. This year’s walk/climb will take place on the front lawn of MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women and men in America, and the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative seeks to make lung cancer a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.

“Lung cancer remains the number one cause of cancer deaths in men and women; however, early detection can save lives,” said Dr. Rami Zebian, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. In South Carolina, approximately 4,360 women and men are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and on average, only 46.7 percent of women with lung cancer will be alive one year after diagnosis. With one of the lowest survival rates compared to other major

cancers, early detection and treatment is key to saving lives. LUNG FORCE educates and empowers patients and health care providers, in addition to raising critical funds for research. Registration is $20 per person. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/walkclimb2019. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk/climb at 9 a.m. For additional information, contact MUSC Health Florence Medical Center Marketing Manager Morgan Holley at (843) 674-2615.

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Gypsy is waiting patiently at the shelter for her "fur-ever" home. She is a young female spayed kitten. Come play with her and you will fall in love!

The Jayne H. Boswell animal shelter is a partnership with the Florence Area Humane Society and the City of Florence. The shelter is located at 1434 McCurdy Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Contact them by phone at either (843) 629-5456 or (843) 6692921. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $85 for dogs. The fee includes first vaccines and spay/neuter. The shelter is always in need of volunteers, foster families, and donations.

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The members of the Hartsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. sponsored a Nupes Night Out in which the chapter enjoyed fellowship and food. The event was held at Chili's in Florence on Nov. 18. The brothers of the Chapter also donated "Toys For Tots " at the event. Shown, left to right, are Amondo Harris, Antonio Cooper, Kevin N. Brown, and Christopher McGinnis.

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Men’s Soccer

Pats eliminated in second round by No. 2 Palm Beach Atlantic Second-seeded and seventh-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic took advantage of a pair of penalty kicks, one in each half, to rally for a 21 victory over seventh-seeded Francis Marion Sunday in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Patriots of first-year head coach Luis Rincon see their historic season come to an end with a 16-5-1 record. Francis Marion, winners of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament, were looking to win two matches in the national tournament for the first time, in this the Patriots’ third trip to the tournament and first since 2008.

The football contest winner for Week 11 was Neal Thigpen with a record of 18-2.

PBA (15-3-2) advances to the Round of 16 in Boca Raton, Fla., in two weeks. The Sailfish outshot FMU 17-8, but only six of the attempts were on target and two of those were from the penalty spot. PBC held a slight advantage in corner kicks 4-2. FMU All-Region goalkeeper Maximiliano Rocco made make four saves, but only two of a difficulty variety as the Patriot defense handled the Sailfish attack relatively well. Rocco did make a kick save of a 5-yard point-blank shot by PBA’s Simone Pacielli in the 87th minute as Francis Marion was pushing players forward. Sailfish goalkeeper Patrick Nettekoven also

registered four saves. FMU freshman Álvaro Zamora, another AllRegion selection, posted a shot in the second minute that went wide of the PBA goal. AllRegion midfielder Travis Cooke, one of only two seniors on the Patriot roster, did dent the scoreboard at 26:06 as he controlled a free kick by sophomore Oliver Peters and scored on a 10-yard attempt. Zamora sent a dangerous cross into the penalty area in the 29th minute that just missed FMU sophomore forward Javier Bello. Following a Patriot foul in the 34th minute that gave Palm Beach Atlantic a free kick on the

left side, Gian Scalise sent the ball into the box were Rocco attempted to clear the ball, but instead fouled Thomas Spear. Scalise stepped to the spot and converted the penalty kick. Rocco guessed the correct direction, but the shot was into the upper netting outside his reach. That was the only shot on target over the opening 45 minutes for the Sailfish. In the 55th minute, FMU sophomore Jafet Santiago was whistled for a foul on PBA’s Quenzi Huerman in the outer right corner of the penalty area. This time Claudio Rivadeneira took the PK and beat Rocco to his left giving the Sailfish a 2-1 lead.

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