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NEIGHBORS NAME: Marcia Hargrove FAMILY: Husband Rolfs, one son and one grandson BORN: Savannah, Ga. RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Retired teacher from Savannah Grove HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Crafts, reading, singing in the choir WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My grandmother because she drilled into me that you can do anything you set your mind to with God’s help.”

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Remember to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8 Voters will go the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the presidential and general election. Polls are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Candidates with opposition include the following: President and Vice President Hillary Rodham Clinton, Timothy Michael Kaine,Democratic Darrell Castle, Scott Bradley, Constitution Evan McMullin. Nathan Johnson, Independence Jill Stein, Ajamu Baraka, Green Donald J Trump, Michael R Pence, Republican Peter Skewes, Michael Lacy, American Gary Johnson, Bill Weld,Libertarian U.S. Senate Thomas Dixon Democratic, Working Families Bill Bledsoe, Constitution Thomas Dixon, Green Tim Scott, Republican Rebel Michael Scarborough, American Bill Bledsoe, Libertarian U.S. House of Representatives, District 6 James E. Jim Clyburn, Democratic Prince Charles Mallory, Green Laura Sterling, Republican Rich Piotrowski, Libertarian US. House, Dist. 7 Mal Hyman, Democratic, Working Families, Green Tom Rice, Republican Florence County candidates with opposition: Florence County Council District, 4 Mitchell Kirby, Democratic Jerry W Yarborough Jr., Republican Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone, Republican

MABLE KING AT THE VOTING BOOTH LAST WEEK Jody Lynch, Democratic Florence City Council, two at large seats Octavia Willliams-Blake Glynn Willis Chris Wegmann School Board District, Florence School District 4 Henry Anderson Richard Butch Hodges Latonia D Jackson Chippy Johnson Brenda Mckithen School Board District, Florence School District 1, Seat 2 John D Galloway Marshall Tyrone Rainey Carlos O Washington

School Board District, Florence School District 1, Seat 4 Danny Ellerbe Alexis Demetrious Pipkins Sr. School Board District, Florence School District 1, Seat 7 Will Breazeale Porter Stewart Darlington County Candidates with opposition: SC House District 54 J D Chaplin, Republican Patricia M “Pat” Henegan, Democratic - Incumbent

Board District, 2 Connell Delaine, Nonpartisan Denise Douglas, Nonpartisan Darlington County School Board District, 4 Warren Jeffords, Nonpartisan Stacie Phillips, Nonpartisan Darlington County Treasurer Robin Slater Edwards, Democratic Jeff Robinson, Republican Fire District Commissioner, West Florence Bob Beverage, Nonpartisan David Brown, Nonpartisan Paul Girard, Nonpartisan

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Asset allocation According to a study by Ibbotson Associates, as much as 90% of the variance in an investor’s total returns may be attributed to asset allocation. During times of market volatility, many investors who had prospered in a decade of upswing for their growth stocks may wish they had paid a little more attention to asset allocation. So what exactly is asset allocation, you ask? Asset allocation is the process of deciding what percentage of your money to put into three major asset classes: stocks, bonds, and cash. Such classes can be further defined in terms of market capitalization, style (value or growth investments), and international or domestic securities. While asset allocation does not ensure a profit and may not protect against loss, by balancing your risk and returns over several asset classes and investment types, you may experience less fluctuation in the value of your portfolio. This means in times of market volatility, your overall

GRAND OLE OPRY SINGER TEX RITTER, second from left, is pictured in the WJMX Radio studio in the 1950s. Others not identified. Photo by the late photographer Ethel Grantham and courtesy of her grandson David Hewitt.

City proposes debris collection plan City Manager Drew Griffin discussed the next steps being taken by the City for the clean-up efforts with #NextPhaseFlorence during a press conference in City Council chambers on Oct. 27. He explained that the city was divided into six neighborhood zones for debris clean up. He noted that the estimated cost for clean up is $2 million. FEMA will reimburse 75 percent of the cleanup cost, he said, but the work must be done according to FEMA rules for reimbursement. Clean Up Schedule: City crews began cleaning Zones 1 and 6 on Monday, Oct. 31. The clean-up efforts of vegetative debris for Zones 2 through 5 will be contracted out, Griffin said, explaining that City crews are not equipped to deal with commercial debris. The City will be contracting this work through public bids. Hazardous trees and stumps will be bid separately as they must be accounted for differently in the FEMA regulations. Contractors interested in bidding should contact Lyn-

CITY MANAGER DREW GRIFFIN TALKS ABOUT CITY CLEANUP, SHOWING TWO NOTEBOOKS OF FEMA REGULATIONS wood Givens at 843-6653162. This clean up work is expected to be done over a six-week period, estimated to begin by Nov. 28. The City hopes to have the clean-up process completed by December 2016 or early 2017, Griffin said. “It is important for residents and businesses to get debris separated and to the street as quickly as possible so that when the contractor is selected in the next two to

Children’s Classes Oct. 18 - Nov. 22 • Still Life and Landscapes

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three weeks, they can begin work immediately,” stressed Griffin. He asked residents not to co-mingle vegetative debris with other trash, such as building materials. The trash must be kept separate or it will not be picked up, he explained, due to FEMA regulations. “It is also critical that we all follow FEMA guidelines so that as a City, we can do our due diligence to keep costs down and get reimbursed for some of the cost of the destruction left behind from Hurricane Matthew.” Debris collection will be based on cubic yards. The City is prepared to collect more than 150,000 cubic

yards. “All of the debris collected by the City of Florence will be taken to our public works lot to be run through a tub grinder. We are extremely fortunate that the 20-year-old grinder was just replaced prior to Hurricane Matthew,” said Josh Whittington, Field Debris Collection Manager. Residents with concerns or questions should email the City at NextPhaseFlorence@CityofFlorence.com. Residents can apply for assistance by registering online with FEMA at https:// www.fema.gov/disaster/ 4286 or by calling 1-800621-3362. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 1-800-462-7585 (TTY), and those who use Video Relay Service can call 1-800-621-3362. Toll free numbers are operating from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. seven days per week until further notice. To stay up to date with all of the latest information regarding #NextPhaseFlorence, visit the page on the website www.cityofflorence.com/resources/nextp haseflorence dedicated to the clean-up efforts. You can also follow the City of Florence on Facebook www. facebook.com/cityofflorence Twitter https://twitter.com/ scflorencecity and Instagram https://www.instagram.com /cityofflorencesc/.

Buddy Brand Financial Advisor

financial outlook doesn’t have to be hit quite as hard. Asset allocation is important in not only your stock portfolio, but in all your investments, such as 401(k)s, IRAs, and college savings plans. When determining what allocation is right for you, it is important to examine factors such as age, goals, current and future income, and your personal tolerance for risk. As you age and have changes in your life, these factors may change, so it important to reevaluate your allocation periodically. Article provided by Frank J. “Buddy” Brand, a Senior Vice President/Investments with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., member SIPC and New York Stock Exchange. He may be contacted in the Florence office at (843) 6657599.

Deaths Bazen, Wayne Ervin, 70, died Oct. 26, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Boykin, Rhonda, 57, died Oct. 27, Darlington, KistlerHardee Funeral Home Cagle, Virginia Munn, 92, died Oct. 27, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Davis, Ernest Leroy Jr., 67, died Oct. 26, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Dixon, Fannie, died Oct. 25, Smith Funeral Home. Freeman, Dorothy Ethelene, 87, of Effingham, died Oct. 29, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Graham, Shirley M., died Oct. 21, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Hayes, Annie White, died Oct. 29, Smith Funeral Home. Hopewell, Fred Nyland, died Oct. 23, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Isgett, John David, 39. Pamplico, died Oct. 27, Carolina Funeral Home. Kelley, Joseph, died Oct. 28, Smith Funeral Home

Kunz, Lillian Barber, 95, died Oct. 26, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. McAlister, Dorothy Mae Hickson, died Oct.20, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Moody, Tammy, 54, Darlington, died Oct. 27, KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Phillips, James W., 63, formerly of Dallas, died Oct. 25, Cain-Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Pilot, Kathy, died Oct. 20, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Prescott, Dorothy Creekmire, 91, died Oct. 23, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Rushing, Miriam Lee, died Oct. 29, Belk Funeral Home Stone, Linda, Aynor, died Oct. 26. Timmons, Glen, 61 died Oct. 20. Timmons, Sunnie “Munchie” McAllister, died Oct. 30, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Windham, McIver Williamson “Mack,” 86, died Oct, 27, Belk Funeral Home.

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Republican for Florence 1 School Board, District 7 • Boeing 737 Airline Pilot/Nationally Certified Flight Instructor for the past 23 years (over 11,000 hours of flight time) • Masters Degree (Religion and Pastoral Counseling), Liberty University (3.6 GPA) • B.S. (Political Science), Francis Marion University • Florence District 1 Graduate (City Cross Country Champion), 16:48 5K • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve (3 time Iraq War Veteran Awarded the Bronze Star), 30 years service and counting • Elected National Councilman, Reserve Officers Association (50,000 members) • Member, Calvary Baptist Church, Florence SC • Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Florence SC

20 years and counting of liberal trial lawyer and Obama supporter Porter Stewart as a Florence District 1 School Board Member has led to: X Record high dropout rate X 33% of Florence adults functionally illiterate

X Huge bond debt for taxpayers X The majority of students failing standardized testing

Republican and Donald Trump supporter Will Breazeale offers a chance for us to be proud of our schools again: ✔ Replace Memorial Stadium with a new one built downtown Florence ✔ Look for and find 30% savings in operating budgets to fund a new intensive summer school and tutoring program truly preparing our failing students for the next grade level

✔ Total transparency with standardized tests ✔ Neighborhood school zoning ✔ Increase charter schools to provide competition for increased learning

Vote early at the Florence County Voter Registration office at 219 Third Loop Road, Florence or at your normal precinct November 8th! "I have deployed to combat 3 times earning the Bronze Star for this country as an Army Officer. Now I am fighting for a new day for Florence District 1. I will not stop fighting until you are proud of our schools! Please cast your vote for me and call me at 843-845-0847 with any questions! God Bless you, our teachers, our students and our schools!" ......Will Breazeale, USAR LTC, ATP, CFII, MEI, MAR

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DELI BAKERY/FLOWER SHOP 1945 W. Palmetto St. (Florence Mall) • 661-5323 Sup-Rx Pharmacy 1945 W. Palmetto St. (Inside Florence Mall) • 673-9107 221 Cherokee Road, Florence • 662-5605

PRICES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 6, 2016

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$2.99 EA.

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59 OZ. MINUTE MAID NFC

5 - 8 OZ. SARGENTO

10 LB. BAG

3 LB. BAG FLORIDA

ORANGE JUICE

SLICED CHEESE OR CHEESE SHREDS

DOZEN DUTCH FARMS LARGE

6 PK. .5 LT.

EGGS

COCA COLAS

5/$5

2/$3

12 OZ. PIGGLY WIGGLY

59 OZ. MINUTE MAID

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

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3/$5

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8 OZ. DUTCH FARMS

12 OZ. DUTCH FARMS SLICED

CHUNK OR SHREDDED CHEESE

10/$5

12 - 16 OZ. FRESH FROZEN

6 OZ. DANNON FRUIT ON THE BOTTOM

2/$5

90 - 96 OZ. STOUFFER’S PARTY SIZE

7.6 - 11 OZ. TGIF

24 PK. .5 LT.

2/$4

11.5 - 11.7 OZ.

9 - 16 OZ. BIRDS EYE FROZEN

$4.99

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18.5 - 19 OZ. CAMPBELL’S

12.4 - 14 OZ.

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CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF (BONE-IN)

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FRESH FAMILY PACK

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PASTA SAUCE

SUGAR

CAPTAIN CRUNCH

VEGETABLE SELECT HARVEST OIL SOUPS

CEREALS

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COWBOY RIB-EYE STEAKS

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2/$5

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5/$5

5/$5

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11.6 - 12.2 OZ. GENERAL MILLS

9.4 - 14 OZ. KRAFT DELUXE

14.5 - 15.25 OZ. DEL MONTE

14.5 - 15 OZ. MARGARET HOLMES

10.75 OZ. CAMPBELL’S

CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH CEREALS

MACARONI AND CHEESE

CANNED FRUIT

CHICKEN CANNED NOODLE OR VEGETABLES TOMATO SOUPS

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6 CT. - 8 CT. SPARKLE

21 - 32 CT. JUMBO PACK PAMPERS

8 0Z. BEECH-NUT

16.5 - 20 LB. BAG PURINA

8.9 - 10.8 OZ. OSCAR MAYER

2.6 - 3.3 OZ. ARMOUR

1 LB. JIMMY DEAN BREAKFAST

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PAPER TOWELS

BABY DRY DIAPERS

BABY CEREALS

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2/$6

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CHIPS AHOY COOKIES

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SNOW CRAB CLUSTERS

1 LB BAG 51/60 CT NATURE’S BEST EZ PEEL

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CERTIFIED ANGUS COWBOY (BONE IN)

FAMILY CRACKERS PACK SACK OR COOKIES

4/$10

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DELI BAKERY/FLOWER SHOP 1945 W. Palmetto St. (Florence Mall) • 661-5323 Sup-Rx Pharmacy 1945 W. Palmetto St. (Inside Florence Mall) • 673-9107 221 Cherokee Road, Florence • 662-5605

PRICES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 6, 2016

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59 OZ. MINUTE MAID NFC

5 - 8 OZ. SARGENTO

10 LB. BAG

3 LB. BAG FLORIDA

ORANGE JUICE

SLICED CHEESE OR CHEESE SHREDS

DOZEN DUTCH FARMS LARGE

6 PK. .5 LT.

EGGS

COCA COLAS

5/$5

2/$3

12 OZ. PIGGLY WIGGLY

59 OZ. MINUTE MAID

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

PUNCH

3/$5

3/$5

8 OZ. DUTCH FARMS

12 OZ. DUTCH FARMS SLICED

CHUNK OR SHREDDED CHEESE

10/$5

12 - 16 OZ. FRESH FROZEN

6 OZ. DANNON FRUIT ON THE BOTTOM

2/$5

90 - 96 OZ. STOUFFER’S PARTY SIZE

7.6 - 11 OZ. TGIF

24 PK. .5 LT.

2/$4

11.5 - 11.7 OZ.

9 - 16 OZ. BIRDS EYE FROZEN

$4.99

PANCAKES

LIMIT 10 WITH PC AND $20 ORDER

BOGOF

98¢ LB.

99¢ LB.

$1.98 LB.

FRESH FAMILY PACK FRYER

DRUMSTICKS OR THIGHS

98

¢

PORK RIBS

LB.

BABY BACK

$2.99 LB.

$7.99 LB.

$1.99 EA.

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4 LB. BAG PIGGLY WIGGLY

48 OZ. PIGGLY WIGGLY

18.5 - 19 OZ. CAMPBELL’S

12.4 - 14 OZ.

CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF

CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF (BONE-IN)

FRESH FAMILY PACK

FRESH FAMILY PACK

FRESH CUT-UP OR SPLIT

PASTA SAUCE

SUGAR

CAPTAIN CRUNCH

VEGETABLE SELECT HARVEST OIL SOUPS

CEREALS

BOTTOM ROUND OR RUMP ROAST

COWBOY RIB-EYE STEAKS

SPLIT FRYER BREAST

2/$5

2/$5

5/$5

5/$5

5/$5

11.6 - 12.2 OZ. GENERAL MILLS

9.4 - 14 OZ. KRAFT DELUXE

14.5 - 15.25 OZ. DEL MONTE

14.5 - 15 OZ. MARGARET HOLMES

10.75 OZ. CAMPBELL’S

CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH CEREALS

MACARONI AND CHEESE

CANNED FRUIT

CHICKEN CANNED NOODLE OR VEGETABLES TOMATO SOUPS

FRYER WINGS

WHOLE FRYERS

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FRESH FAMILY PACK

FRESH BONELESS

PORK TENDERLOINS

12 OZ. CAROLINA PRIDE HICKORY SMOKED

1 LB. LAND O FROST PREMIUM

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2 LB. PKG. CAROLINA PRIDE RED OR BROWN

SLICED BACON

$5.99 EA.

$5.99 EA.

$8.99 EA.

3/$5

$10.99 EA.

2/$5

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6 CT. - 8 CT. SPARKLE

21 - 32 CT. JUMBO PACK PAMPERS

8 0Z. BEECH-NUT

16.5 - 20 LB. BAG PURINA

8.9 - 10.8 OZ. OSCAR MAYER

2.6 - 3.3 OZ. ARMOUR

1 LB. JIMMY DEAN BREAKFAST

BATH TISSUE

PAPER TOWELS

BABY DRY DIAPERS

BABY CEREALS

DOG CHOW

FUNPAK LUNCHABLES

LUNCHMAKERS ROLL SAUSAGE ALL VARIETIES

SLICED LUNCHMEATS ALL VARIETIES

SMOKED SAUSAGE LINKS

4/$5

2/$6

1 LB. SUNNYLAND

12-14 OZ. HILLSHIRE FARMS

JUMBO MEAT FRANKS OR SLICED MEAT BOLOGNA

COCKTAIL SMOKIES REG. OR BEEF

BOGOF

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Stewart seeks re-election Pipkins seeks re-election Porter Stewart is a candidate running for re-election to the Florence School District One Board of Trustees. He has served on the Board since 1995 and has been chairman since 2005. In addition, he was elected as President of the South Carolina School Boards Association, having served in that office in 2004-05. He also serves on the board of The School Foundation. Looking ahead, he has expressed his interest in helping to focus action and continued emphasis in several areas: 1) aggressively pushing forward on all fronts in early childhood development and education; 2) continued emphasis on innovations in programs and learning in existing schools; 3) securing the means to position FSD1 as a technology district; 4) seeking ways to accelerate the building of modern and safer school facilities; 5) the establish-

PORTER STEWART ment of state of the art downtown high school programs in arts and health sciences in cooperation with FMU; 6) securing community partnerships for the construction and enhancement of recreational and sports facilities. “I appreciate the support that the voters have shown me and ask for that support for re-election on Nov. 8,” he

stated. “I continue to be motivated to work for a public school system that will meet student needs and nurture and support the highest quality of teaching and learning. The details and processes necessary to get us there are not always easy, as times and circumstances change, but I pledge to always give my best for our students and their families and for our community.” In addition to school board service, Stewart is a member and ordained elder of First Presbyterian Church; a board member of the Pee Dee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; a member of the Rotary Club of Florence West; and a board member of SNIP. He is married and he and his wife raised their two daughters here, both of whom were educated in FSD1 schools and earned IB diplomas from Wilson High School.

Alexis Demetrious Pipkins Sr. is seeking re-election to seat 4 on the Florence District 1 School board. “I have spent the past 15 years being a voice and advocate for our community on the Florence School District 1 Board of Trustees,” he said. “As a graduate, former teacher, and now a parent of four children who have attended FSD1, and being married to my wife of almost 22 years, I am aware of the educational social and economic needs of our students and families for the 21st Century. Presently, Pipkins is the executive director of Lee County First Steps, and president of the SC Caucus of Black School Board Members. He has 25 years of program and administrative experience working to improve the quality of life for children and parents, he said. These experiences include: Pee Dee Community Action Partnership as the JTPA Summer Youth Program Coordinator, teacher in Florence 1 and Florence 4, coordinator of Student Life and Internships at Florence Darlington Technical College, and owning and operating Shekinah Child Care Center. He is a member and Associate Minister of Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church in Florence.

ALEXIS PIPKINS He graduated with honors from Wilson High School in 1990 and has a B.A. degree in political science with secondary education concentration from Winthrop University (1994); M.A degree in management from Webster University (2002); and Ed.S. degree in leadership in educational administration from Capella University (2016). His record on the School Board includes: • Led the Steering Committee to build the new North Vista Elementary School • Led the 32 mill increase, which has assured the district a solid financial position • Led the equity in pay and establishment of salary schedules for classified, maintenance and administrative employees • Led the expansion of the

upper Montessori and Reach Programs at North Vista • Led the implementation of the Behavioral Health counselors at all schools in District 1. • Led the continuation of partnership with Head Start at Beck Community Center • Advocating for college ready, career ready, work ready skills and programs for students • Advocating for early childhood and true middle school concept programs • Advocating for quality teachers and staff at ALL schools • Advocating to accelerate funding options to establish programs in our schools in order for our students to meet the needs of the 21st Century “I have always read, researched, and studied issues to ensure that dialogue and transparency occurs,” Pipkins stated. “I am not running for school board because of some special interest group, special business group, political group, or social group. I am a proven, progressive, experienced leader that is keenly aware and has a proven record of knowing the educational issues that impacts students, parents, and the community. Not only am I a voice, but I am a learner.”

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We need less division and more unity By Armstrong Williams This presidential cycle has arguably brought out the very worst in our nation. Insults are hurled and people’s character is assassinated as we witness a cascade of name-calling, personal threats, intimidation, bullying, outright lying and sneering false sanctiomony–and that was just during the latest presidential debate. It’s a sad commentary on the state of our union to observe the behavior of the two people who aspire to lead our country. How has it come to pass that these are the two options from which we must choose? The nominees for president are two of the most unpopular candidates in history. Many people who are voting are not inspired to support one candidate, but are casting ballots simply to prevent the other from winning. The question of who should hold the highest office in our nation – and instantly become the most powerful person in the world – has transformed from one of who deserves this honor and can handle this responsibility to deciding who would be most likely to do the least damage. Choosing from the lesser of two evils is not an ideal situation, to say the least. Distrust toward our government is at an alltime high, and the American people are badly polarized. As the election campaign wears on, the language is becoming more and more crass. The attacks the candidates are leveling upon one another are becoming more and more personal. Lines have been crossed time and again as we are no longer surprised by anything that happens. Disgusted, perhaps, but not surprised. The media must bear responsibility for the role it continues to play in fomenting this political blood sport. The continuous pre-debate coverage and the speculation of how the candidates might attack each other proved to be a self-fulfilling prophecy and does our country no favors. The build-up and the outrage fomented by the press serves to further polarize our country. It is reminiscent of pre-fight hype before a boxing match. On the debate stage, as in the ring, the candidates circled each other. They swung hard and fought tool and nail to achieve “victory.” But at what cost? The truth is that we all come out bruised and bloodied, and ultimately we all have lost. With just a week before the election, I pray that the presidential candidates and the American people raise ourselves from this muck and focus instead on what is truly important–the policies that will drive our nation forward, or mire us in stagnation. Instead of discussing who is more hateful and who can be nastier, let’s discuss how to boost the economy. Let’s hear serious discussions about healthcare, trade and foreign policy. Instead of beating each other down, let’s discuss how we can all play a role in keeping America at the top. The future of our country, and of the entire world, depends upon it. Ironically, the second presidential debate fell squarely in the middle of the High Holidays, the holiest time of the year for our Jewish brothers and sisters. During this period, between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), the Jewish people embark on a process called teshuva, where they recognize their past mistakes and make amends for anything they have done wrong during the past year. Most importantly, they promise to try to be better in the future. We should all try to be better in the year ahead. Let’s elevate our rhetoric. Instead of concentrating on our differences, let’s focus instead on our commonalities. Believe it or not, we have some. Even Trump and Clinton agree on some issues. America is the greatest country in the world. We should not be rolling around in the gutter. We should not allow our rhetoric to devolve into foul language and rampant disrespect for fellow citizens. I continue to believe that the majority of the American people are honest, respectful and hardworking. They do not deserve to see the very people vying for the highest office in our land to be brawling and swearing and adopting a scorched earth approach to this election. A more dignified approach is in order and long overdue: one where the candidates share their thoughts and plans and philosophies. As Americans, we need to recognize the humanity in people who may share different thoughts about how to secure our future and ensure the best possible outcome for the generation to come. Our electoral decisions should not be hinge upon name-calling or the leaking of scandals, but by whose policies we believe have the most merit. America is the land of the free. We are free, and we are also free to argue. But we should do so with respect. We must understand that other opinions are valid – and perhaps, we can even learn from those with whom we disagree. On Nov. 8, we will elect a new president. That person will lead our country for the next four years. And regardless of the outcome of the election, we will have a peaceful transfer of power. That’s what this democracy does; and America is a shining example for the world. Regardless of what happens at the polls, we will need to come together, find some common ground and restore some level of decorum to our politics. America does not have to be divided. We must truly be the United States of America. We have a diverse population and many different opinions, and that is what makes our country great and unique. But at the end of the day, we should remember the words on the Seal of the United States. E pluribus unum – out of many, one. Williams is Manager / Sole Owner of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the year.

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Quotes on life and living “See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.” –Pope John XXIII

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis Age is important only if you are cheese and wine. “The happiest people don’t worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it.” – Andrew Matthews Life is an endless struggle, full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. “No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.” ― Carroll Bryant “A bird is safe in its nest – but that is not what its wings are made for.” – Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a

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Mountain Bird “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.” –Robert Louis Stevenson “The only thing standing between you and your dreams is ... reluctance.” – Carroll Bryant “Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” – Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

The only time a woman wishes that she were a year older is when she is expecting a baby. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.” –Victor Hugo “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” –Leo Aikman “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” –Jimmy Johnson “Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” – Elbert Hubbard

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ObamaCare: Things fall apart By Thomas L. Knapp The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” was intended to dramatically increase the number of Americans with health coverage while “bending the cost curve” (that is, reducing the expected increases in price over time). The plan managed the first goal, at least in the short term. Unsurprising, isn’t it, that more people get coverage when the law requires them to buy it, penalizes those who won’t, and subsidizes those who can’t afford to? But the progress on that metric is beginning to disintegrate and we’re moving in the other direction. Bloomberg reports that 1.4 million Americans in 32 states will lose their health plans next year as major providers pull out of the ObamaCare “exchanges” because they’re losing money. Apaprently a business has to take in more than it spends if it wants to remain a going concern. I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere. As far as “bending the cost curve” is concerned

... well ... according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, cited by US News & World Report, average premiums rose by 7.5% last year and will rise by 25% in 2017. Price inflation for most consumer goods over the 2015-2016 period averaged a little more than 1%. Forgive me for thinking that when costs increase at 725 times the rate of inflation, that’s not really a lot of “bend” to the “curve.” In 2009, I described (the then notional, yet to be passed into law) ObamaCare as “[g]overnment feeds you to the insurance companies, while simultaneously feeding the insurance companies to you. The state takes home a doggie bag.” Which is about the size of it, and I was far from the only person who noticed and warned that the plan not

only wouldn’t work, but COULDN’T work, if the goal was reducing costs and increasing access to health care. Artificially increasing demand relative to supply can only have the opposite effects. Since 2010, Republicans (who, by the way, first proposed the “individual mandate” scheme) have slowly but surely retreated from the idea of repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with nothing, instead proposing various schemes for keeping government as involved as possible in health care while pretending to “return” it to “the free market” (there hasn’t been a free market in health care for more than a century, since the American Medical Association got licensing schemes imposed by the states so that it could limit the number of doctors and thereby

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keep their salaries high). Most Americans are now worse off vis a vis health care than they were six years ago. The only winners have been government health bureaucrats. And unfortunately, the politicians don’t seem to be interested in getting out of the way and letting the market fix things. Next stop: “Single payer.”

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Register for Winter Gymnastics The City of Florence Recreation Department will hold registration for their Winter Gymnastic and Tumbling classes from Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Monday, Nov. 21. Each session runs for 10 weeks at a cost of $100 per child. Classes for the session begin on Monday, Nov. 28 and are available for youth 18 months through 17

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Go nuts at S.C. Pecan Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5 The 13th Annual South Carolina Pecan Festival is right around the corner, and this year promises to deliver brand new attractions and fantastic live entertainment throughout the 11block festival grounds in Downtown Florence. From its humble beginnings in 2003 with one stage and one block of activity, this event has transformed into one of Florence’s most iconic festivals and one that locals and visitors should not miss. The family-friendly SC Pecan Festival kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 5, featuring six stages of live entertainment, amusements, rides, a free Kids Fun Zone, pecan culinary competitions, classic car and truck show, antique tractor show, the ACO Pecan Classic cornhole tournament, Bike Like a Nut and Run Like a Nut races, and over 250 food and craft vendors. In addition to these festival staples, there’s a new attraction in town – the Pecan Pub, a place to kick back, catch the big games, and sample several pecan-brewed beers. The Pecan Pub will be located next to the FMU Performing Arts Center on Cheves Street. Spend the day at the South Carolina Pecan Festival and catch one (or several) of the Pecan Festival entertainers. With everything from gospel and blues to bluegrass, beach music, and rock and roll, there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out another new attraction this year with the Hope Health Dance Stage featuring dance troupes from across the Pee Dee Region. Don’t miss the headlining act, Average White Band, who hits the Main Stage at Irby and Baroody at 5:30 p.m. Don’t want to get caught up in the crowd? Check out the new Main Stage VIP Area sponsored by Conway Rental–$25 gets you access to a prime viewing spot and a few beers to enjoy the show. Are you a culinary master looking to show off your talents and win great prizes? Enter the annual Pecan Cookoff to show what you’ve got. Fill out the registration form (available online) and bring your recipe and best dish using pecans to the 100 block of Evans Street at 10:15 a.m. to compete for the $250 Best Overall Award. Pick up your pecans, pies, pecan treats, and festival t-shirts from the Official Pecan Festival Booth – come early for the best selections and sizes. Are arts and crafts more

your style? Check out the live artist demonstrations at the Breezeway on Evans (100 Block) and check out the arts and crafts vendors scattered throughout the festival grounds. If that wasn’t enough, don’t forget about the free Kids Zone located on the lawn of the FMU Performing Arts Center (S. Dargan Street). The Kids Zone Stage will feature live entertainment, inflatables, roaming characters, balloon sculpting, petting zoo, Soda City Cirque performances, a bicycle giveaway, storytelling, Joy the Clown, and more. The South Carolina Pecan Festival is one of the largest events held annually in Florence, attracting over 50,000 people each year. Go nuts this year and enjoy great food, fellowship, family fun, and of course, pecans. For more information and a festival map, visit our website, www.scpecanfestival.com and Facebook for updates and features leading up to festival day.

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Mayor Wukela honored at Gala The School Foundation honored Mayor Stephen J. Wukela as a Distinguished Graduate at its 15th Annual Gala on Oct. 25 at the SiMT. Following a reception and buffet dinner, the program began with an invocation by the Rev. Merritt B. Graves of Mt. Zion AME Church and the Presentation of the Colors by the South Florence High School NJROTC. Three members of the South Florence High School Choraliers – Maria Allen, Brianna Boyd and MyKaria Davis – sang the National Anthem, directed by Dr. Erick J. Figueras. Members of the South Florence Drama Club presented a comedic skit, “Robert’s Rules in Retrospect,” which featured a South Florence Student Council meeting with the student cast portraying members of Florence City Council. The audience seemed to enjoy the parodies of the city council members. The skit was written and directed by Kate Smolen-Morton. Mayor Wukela is a 1993 graduate of South Florence High School. He also attended Briggs, Wallace-Gregg and Southside Middle Schools. In welcoming the audience in the packed reception hall, Jeff Helton of The School

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trict One, but the job has gotten much more difficult as proponents of extreme ideologies oppose education funding at every turn,” he said. Referencing the fight for equal education across the state, Wukela said that something has to change. “The fact is, every year Chairman (Sen. Hugh) Leatherman is forced to contend with those who argue that we should do more with less,” Wukela explained. “Folks, educating children, just like building roads or bridges, costs money; it costs tax money. There is no way around it. You don’t do more with less; you do less with less. We must pay our teachers professional wages and not force them to beg and pay out of their own pockets for school supplies.” Wukela stressed that education should not be tied to socio-economic situations. “The fact of the matter is about 90 percent of the students at Savannah Grove Elementary, where my two youngest boys attend, qualify for free or reduced lunch,” Wukela said. “My children’s classmates deserve the same quality of education as every other student in the state of South Carolina.” He ended his remarks saying he has hope for the future graduates of Florence School District One because of those who are educating them. Before leaving the stage, the Mayor was presented with a large canvas photograph, “Downtown At Dusk,” by Patricia Burkett Photography. The same photo had been enlarged and used as a backdrop image for the stage. Near the conclusion of the Gala, the Florence School District One Honor Roll Teachers were recognized. They were Sarah Caulkins of McLaurin Elementary, Bill Ward of West Florence High, Brittany Bennett of Henry Timrod Elementary and Mary Woodward of North Vista Elementary, who had been selected as the District Teacher of the Year.

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Royall Elementary ranked among the top 50 schools in S.C. Royall Elementary has been listed as one of the top 50 schools in the State of South Carolina. The ratings were released on SchoolDigger.com, a website which provides K12 school performance data. The South Carolina SC READY and SCPASS test scores as well as updated rankings for the 2015-16 school year were just recently posted to the site which catapulted Royall Elementary into the top 50 ranking. “Being recognized as one of the top 50 schools in the state of South Carolina is a confirmation that our school’s high expectations for educational excellence, which are shared by all of our students, staff and parents, have resulted in academic achievement rivaling schools across the state,” said Royall Elementary School Principal Julie Smith. According to its website, SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on SC READY English Language Arts; SC READY Mathematics; SCPASS Social Studies; and SCPASS Science test scores released by the South Carolina Department of Education. These rankings were last updated on October 19, 2016, and are based on the most recent test scores available. The rankings are updated as new test scores are received from the South Carolina Department of Education, usually on a yearly basis. SchoolDigger.com, ranks Royall Elementary number 48 in the listing of the top 100, along with additional statistics: number of students (661); student/teacher ratio (15.3); free lunch recipients (53.6); average standards score (88.1); last year’s ranking (72) and rank change in this case where Royall Elementary is up by 24 points from last year. “We are especially proud of our ranking because of the top 50 schools recognized, only one school has a higher free/reduced student population. This is a tribute to our success in closing the achievement gap and insuring that all students are afforded the challenges and opportunities to be the best that they can be.” Sources of data for SchoolDigger include the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Education. SchoolDigger.com provides school ranking and other useful information for over 120,000 elementary, middle and high schools in the United States. For more information, visit www.SchoolDigger.com.

Cooks for Christ benefit planned for Dorothy Toney Cooks for Christ will host a chicken bog benefit for Dorothy Toney on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road. Dorothy Toney was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and is in need of a lung transplant. In June 2016, she was placed on the transplant list at Duke Medical Center and is in the process of relocating to Durham, N.C. As soon as she is settled, she will begin treatment in preparation for the transplant and will remain there for three to six months for monitoring and rehabilitation as she recovers. Cooks for Christ is raising funds to help with medical and living expenses. Dorothy is a member of Mount Pleasant A.M.E. Church in Lynchburg. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The menu consists of chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread. A bake sale will be held all day. Plates are $7 each and lunch and dinner can be delivered for orders of 7

DOROTHY TONEY plates or more. To schedule a delivery, complete a delivery form and fax or email according to instructions provided on the form. To donate, please make checks payable to the “Dorothy H. Toney Medical Fund.” For additional information, contact Louvenia Wilson at (803) 437-2210 or 437-2190, Larry Goodson at (843) 610-5007, or Beverly McKee at (843) 229-0348.

Blood drive The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew which forced the cancellation of more than 100 blood drives. Consider donating at Central United Methodist Church’s blood drive on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 1:306:30 p.m. in the Davis Christian Life Center (265 West Cheves Street). Register by calling the church office (843-662-3218) or going online to redcrossblood.org.


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Collection week nears for shoeboxes Thousands of Pee Dee area residents are on a mission to make a lasting impact on children in need. They are looking beyond their own wish lists and packing shoeboxes with gifts for boys and girls around the world. For many of the children who receive a shoebox, it will be the first gift they have ever received. The week of Nov. 14-21 is designated National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. “Our goal for the Pee Dee, which includes Florence, is 30,000 shoeboxes this year, noted Pam Smith, Operation Christmas Child Area Coordinator for the Pee Dee. Shoeboxes will be collected in Florence at Calvary Baptist Church, 915 Cherokee Road. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 14-18; 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19; 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20; and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, share the good news of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. Anyone may participate. Pack a shoe box with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies for a child 2-4, 5-9 or 1014 and share the love of Jesus Christ. For more details, go to the website: www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 1-800353-5949.

Build-a-Bed workday Time is quickly approaching to build and distribute beds to children in Florence School District 1. A Build-A-Bed mission project will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Irby Street parking lot of Central United Methodist Church. The target is 35 beds. To register for the workday, visit the church website (www.centralmethodist.net/

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The local Toys For Tots organization sends a desperate plea for volunteers to help with this year’s campaign. “There is a need here to help families provide toys for Christmas, but if we can’t get help, I don’t see Toys for Tots operating here next year,” said coordinator Jim Williams. We mainly need volunteers to place collection bins and money canisters in local businesses and organizations, and then check and empty them once a week,” he added. This would involve 10 to 15 stops weekly. Volunteers may do this when their schedules allow. Williams said he also needs people at the Toys for Tots headquarters to sort and pack toys, and to call people to pick up their packages. Volunteers may offer as much or as little time as they can, he noted, saying he is grateful for all help. Right now, there are only four volunteers working in the campaign office sorting and packing toys. There are many bins and canisters that still need to go out, Williams noted. The Toys for Toys headquarters is located in the Freedom Plaza Shopping Center (near Goody’s) at 1621 S .Irby Street. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This store front office closes

JIM WILLIAMS asks for help getting collection bins and money canisters placed in businesses. on Dec. 22. The Toys for Tots campaign is a registered trade-

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mark of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. The local campaign is co-sponsored by the Marine Corps League Detachment 410. Williams started the local Toys for Tots campaign in Florence 14 years ago when he saw the need, explaining it had not been here before.

The local effort now serves five counties, including Florence, Darlington, Marion, Dillon and Williamsburg. There is a large population of needy people in Marion and Williamsburg County, he noted. Williams gives a lot of his time during the year preparing for the campaign, ordering toys and supplies, soliciting donations and setting up the headquarters. When the campaign begins in October, he is there at the headquarters every day. “I’m doing it for the kids,” he states. Toys for Tots fills applications from the five counties that are pulled from the website: toysfortots.com. The applications are filled ageappropriately from what is available. The website gets approximately 1,500 applications a year and most include three to four children which represents a need for toys to make Christmas brighter for around 6,000 kids, Williams noted. The community is asked to help with this effort by donating new toys or money to purchase them. Cash donations go a long way because he can get toys at prices much than the public gets, and because he knows what is needed most. Cardboard toy collection bins and money containers are located in businesses and churches in the Pee Dee area. All money collected locally stays in this area, Williams stressed. Donations are tax deductible. To volunteer, come to the store at Freedom Plaza or call Jim Williams at 843-4537686.

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Jody Lynch seeks FDTC to host Preservation Hall Jazz Band sheriff’s post Jody Lynch of Effingham is running for Florence County sheriff. “I am running for sheriff because it is time for a change,” she stated. The lack of trust in law enforcement nationally is rising. Because of my years of experience as a veteran, law enforcement officer and mother, I want to make that change.” “One year ago I was directing traffic, as a citizen, on Highway 52 in one of the worst floods in my lifetime while Sheriff Boone was in Arizona. I decided that day that we deserved a sheriff who would commit to standing by our communities in the best and the worst of circumstances,” Lynch said. “There are some great officers and their leader abandoned them and us. I made a choice to be part of the solution. I stood proudly for the country that I love and I am prepared to do the same for the county I would be privileged to serve.” “We have witnessed in our community a lack of integrity, zero accountability, and improper use of taxpayer’s dollars,” she continued. “We need comprehensive solutions to those issues and I believe that I am in the best position to help implement those solutions.” “It is time for equal treatment of all with candor, empathy, and respect. We need an increase in law enforcement visibility and accountability. Bridging the gap between law enforcement and our community is imperative for a decrease in crime. I intend on being a leader who leads with empowerment not a leader who leads with fear and intimidation. I have and will continue to be dedicated to my community.” Her awards include: Florence County Special Recognition Award 1999, awarded by Sheriff James C “Jimmy” Gregg; Florence County Sheriff’s Office Special Achievement Award 2004, awarded by Sheriff Kenney Boone; NAPW – Woman of the Year 2010-2011; The International Women’s Leadership Association – Delegate and the Continental Who’s Who – Pinnacle Professional of the Year 2013. She is a member of the PEEDEE Business & Professional Woman’s Network; NAPW – National Association of Profes-

JODY LYNCH sional Woman; NRA – National Riffle Association; NRA Fire Arm Instructor – shotguns, riffles and pistols; SC Concealed Permit Instructor; Stanford’s Who’s Who. Lynch said there are stark differences between her and her opponent. “Two of the most apparent and important are honesty, transparency and open communication. I am the only candidate in this race who would be afforded the opportunity to bring Florence County a clean slate, a slate not marred by past iniquities and historical mismanagement. “It is my plan to once again have a department that serves the people while creating a holistic community based approach that gives every member of Florence County a voice. “A fresh start and a proven track record of successful community based solutions. That is what sets us apart.” If elected sheriff, Lynch said she will work on the Community Based Policing model (C.O.P). “In doing such it is my plan to ensure the citizens of Florence County know and understand that the office of the sheriff is an open door. Their concerns will become my concerns. “It is my plan to implement a resident deputy program to decrease call times and increase officer visibility. I will also ensure more of the department motorcade is marked thus, maximizing crime prevention standards. “I will increase mandatory trainings to include diversity training, mental health, drug dependency, C.O.P and standard firearm training, she concluded.

The world famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans is coming to Florence on Thursday night, Nov. 3 at Club SiMT to help raise scholarships for Florence-Darlington Technical College students. FDTC Educational Foundation brings you the 52nd annual “Let’s Get Jazzed” event for what will be a night of New Orleans Dixieland Jazz at Club SiMT at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology. It’s to benefit the FDTC Educational Foundation and its important work helping deserving students go to and stay in college. “When you purchase your jazz tickets your funds will go directly to make sure a young person continues their dream of getting a higher education,” says Jill Lewis, Vice President of the FDTC Educational Foundation. The President’s reception begins at 6 p.m. and the

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McLeod Hospice offering volunteer training on Nov. 5 McLeod Hospice is offering a new “Hospice Volunteering 101” class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff. The volunteer training program will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves St. Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. Volunteers may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients either in their homes or at the McLeod Hospice House. They may also provide massage therapy, pet therapy or play the piano or another instrument for patients. Volunteers perform clerical work (serving as a receptionist for the Hospice House, putting together charts or filing), bake or sew for patients/families or provide gardening skills in the McLeod Hospice Sensory Garden. A life-limiting illness can be devastating and have farreaching effects. Patients and their families need a solid support system during this time of crisis. McLeod Hospice provides that support. The caring spirit and helping hands of hospice volunteers reach out to people in the community. As a hospice volunteer, individuals can choose to work directly with patients and families or help in a hundred other ways – making a difference in someone’s life. McLeod Hospice serves Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Lee, Marion, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties. Attendees must register in advance if they plan to participate in the training. For more information or to register, please call Courtney Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator for McLeod Hospice, at (843) 777-5667.

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Enrique Graf to perform at Performing Arts Center Pianist Enrique Graf will be performing in the Francis Marion University Artist Series on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The program will include piano favorites such as Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy, Ballade No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin, Elegy and Prelude in C-sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Three Preludes by George Gershwin, and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Internationally acclaimed pianist Enrique Graf is one the world’s premiere virtuosos equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has been variously described as an “assured and technically complete pianist” (The Washington Post) and “one of the best interpreters of his generation” (El Pais), who plays with “fiery virtuosity” (The New York Times). “If you ever have the opportunity to hear Graf, do yourself a favor and go” (Newark Star Ledger). Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Graf began study-

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Needing to be heard “I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.” Psalm 77:1 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. If I’ve heard it once I heard it over and over again, “I need to talk with someone.” Reading this Psalm made me realize that needing to be heard is a real need of humanity. Just listening to a sincere heart helps relieve them of whatever they are going through. Asaph was experiencing great difficulties. He began to pray audibly. No quiet prayer. It was a fervent prayer. Read the entire chapter and you can feel his frustration of not knowing what to do. Perhaps he has physical trouble that brought him to God. Notice he anticipated the results at the beginning. His past deliverances were remembered and faith began to rise in his heart and he let us know right away that God heard him. I’ve been there. Needing to be heard in a desperate hour and not knowing where else to turn, God zeroed in and heard me.

By Kaye Singleton Just a few months ago a young lady in our church became very ill. Her mother took her to the emergency room. After doing an ultrasound they found she had a large tumor on her liver that had burst. She was hemorrhaging and time was of the essence. We begin to pray. They took her by ambulance to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston as the local hospital didn’t know what to do. She was rushed into surgery; the bleeding was stopped and the next day they removed the non-malignant tumor off the liver. He heard our prayers. Today, if you are facing an impossible situation, take it to Jesus. He always listens and knows what to do. I am so thankful that we can call upon Him and He will hear our pleas. He is aware of all that is going on we can trust Him to work it all out for our good.

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Savannah Grove Baptist Church is celebrating 150 year anniversary Savannah Grove Baptist Church, 2620 Alligator Road, Effingham, will celebrate its 150th church anniversary. The anniversary celebration will include the anniversary gala which will be held at the Florence Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 25. at 7 p.m.

Interfaith Partners of S.C. annual meeting to be held Nov. 13 Mark your calendars for Interfaith Partners of South Carolina annual meeting on the theme The Gift of Diversity. Everyone is invited and light refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at the Florence County Library at 509 Dargan Street on Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Stukes Room. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Louis Venters, Associate Professor at Francis Marion University. There will be group dialogue on the Gift of Diversity. Come join the conversation on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Florence County Library on Dargan Street.

Dr. Ralph W. Canty is the pastor. The church anniversary banquet speaker is Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., Senior Servant Emeritus of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Dr. Hicks will also be the speaker

during the morning services on Sunday, Nov. 27. For ticket information to the Savannah Grove Baptist Church Anniversary Gala, or for information about the 150th anniversary church celebration, call the church office at 843-662-7851.

Family, Lutheran men plan open car, Friends Day truck and bike show The Lutheran Men in Mission of St. Luke Lutheran Church will present an Open Car, Truck and Bike Show on Saturday, Nov. 19, as a benefit for the Veterans Resource Center of Florence. The show is hosted by the Eastern S.C. Mustang Club. The show will be held at the church, 1201 Cherokee Road, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Registration to show your vehicle is from 9 a.m. until noon. The fee is $20. Trophies will be given for the top two in each of the 20 classes. Awards will be given at 4 p.m. For more information, contact show chairman Joe Warren at 843-206-9712 or joesandie@yahoo.com

CityWide prayer gathering to take place on Nov. 7 CityWide Prayer Gathering for this month will be held at Effingham Presbyterian Church on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 526 E. Effingham Hwy., Effingham. Phone (843) 662-2894 for more information. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes. 5:16-18

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE PETITION TO CLOSE ROAD STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT James E. McLeod and Glenda D. McLeod, Plaintiffs, vs.AMW Investments, LLC, L.A. Rowe,) South Carolina Department of Transportation, and Florence County, Defendants.PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that within thirty (30) days after the publishing of this notice, the undersigned, attorney for Plaintiff, intends to petition the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County to be allowed to close an arguably public road, more particularly described as: All that certain lot or parcel of land, lying, being, and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, approximately thirty by three hundred sixty-eight feet (30’ x 368’), designated as a road shown on a Plat

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 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 ...........................RV SALES/RENTALS 950.................................. .................SUVS 960 ............................................TRAILERS 970............ ..................................TRUCKS 980 ...................................................VANS 990 ..........................................STATEWIDE

of A. L. Ervin, C.E., dated March 31, 1951, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book M at Page 149. Said tract is bounded and further described as follows: on the east by land now or formerly of James E. McLeod and Glenda D. McLeod; on the South by Road S-1086, also known as Rosedale Street, as shown on said plat; on the west by lands of James E. McLeod and Glenda D. McLeod; and on the North by the remainder of said road. October 7, 2016 s/Patrick B. Ford Florence, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm 814 West Evans Street Post Office Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) pford@finklealaw.com (10/19,10/26,11/2/16) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-1542 BY VITURE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of SAFE Federal Credit Union –v- Barnett

and Thomas W. Garland, 2016-cp-21-1542, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 7, 2016 at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the followingdescribed property, to wit: All that certain piece, parcel, or tract of land, together with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying, and being in Florence County, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot 8, Block X, Tara Village, Section 4, as shown on that certain plat prepared by Lind, Hicks & Assoc., RLS, dated October 11, 1989, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County in Plat Book 35 page 391, and having such metes and bounds as are shown on said plat, this description being in lieu of metes and bounds, as permitted under Section 30-5250 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended. This is the identical property conveyed unto Barnett Bennett by

deed of Thomas W. Garland, dated July 3, 2003, and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Florence County in Deed Book A758, page 1416 on July 15, 2003. CURRNET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY IS 800 E. CANDY LANE, FLORENCE, SC 29501 TMS#01812-01-167 TERMS OF SALE The successful bidder; other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. 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 bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. The sell 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, 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 Eugene P. Warr, Jr. Special Referee for Florence County Kenneth Hamilton Attorney for Plaintiff 1203 Peach Orchard Road Post Office Box 52359 Sumter, South Carolina Telephone: (803-494-3353 Telecopier: (803) 494-3388 (10/19,10/26,11/2/16) NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2016-CP-21-01282 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of U.S. Bank, N.A., as

trustee for Mid-State Trust X against Shavon Boatwright, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., at the Florence County CityCounty Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, located, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, the same being a Lot containing (1.00) Acres, more or less, having the following boundaries and measurements: North by Property N/F Lewis Keels and Marie Keels, whereon it measures (244.00') Feet; East by an unnamed Street, whereon it measures (155.00') Feet; South by Property N/F L.L. Benton, whereon it measures (197.00') Feet; West by State Hwy. 52, whereon it measures (114.00') Feet; all measurements being a little more or less. Being the same property conveyed to Shavon Boatwright by deed from Walter Mortgage Company dated June 14, 2008 and recorded July 11, 2008 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B-196 at page 868. TMS No. 8001102-004. Current address of property is ¬¬536 S. Church Street, Lake City, SC 29560. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder.) 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. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Special Referee's deed, documentary stamps on the deed,

recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.750% per annum. Haigh Porter As Special Referee for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] ROBINSON, MCFADDEN & MOORE, P.C. Post Office Box 944 Columbia, SC 29202 (803) 779-8900 Email: kspong@robinsonlaw.com (10/26, 11/2, 11/9/16) SUMMONS FOR RELIEF COMPLAINT SERVED (JURY TRIAL DEMANDED) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF FLORENCE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-582 Erica L. Josey, Plaintiff, vs. Alexandra Boatwright and Spencer Wayne Rogers, Defendant TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint on the subscribers at their offices at 403 Second Loop Road, Florence, South Carolina 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, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint and judgment by default will be rendered against you. WUKELA LAW FIRM s/Patrick J. McLaughlin PATRICK J. MCLAUGHLIN Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 13057 Florence, SC 29504-3057 Telephone: 843-669-5634 Facsimile: 843-669-5150 March 3, 2016 (11/2,11/9,11/16) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenant will be sold for cash to satisfy liens in accordance with the terms of Title 39 Chapter 20 of the SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted at Storage Rentals of America #34 located at 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505 on November 17, 2016 at 10:00AM. All goods will be sold in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition, all items or spaces may

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not be available at time of sale. Cash only and a $50.00 cleaning deposit will be accepted. UNIT NUMBER / NAME / ITEMS F-25/ Ester Cobb/ Household items E-13/ April Denise Collins/ Household Items B-07/ Michelle Day/ Household Items E-28/ Alvin Leon James/ Household Items E-21/ Kimberly Jerido/ Household Items (11/2,11/9,11/16/16) ORDER FOR PUBLICATION STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FLORENCE COUNTY IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2016-CP-21-01558 FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO COMMUNITY RESOURCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BETH J. CAMERON; RODNEY C. CAMERON; ANN W. PEARCE A/K/A ANNE W. PEARCE; COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL SOLUTIONS, INC., Defendant(s). Having read and filed the Affidavit of Samuel D. Fleder, attorney for the Plaintiff(s) herein, and it appearing that this is an action for foreclosure and other related issues and that Defendant Beth J. Cameron cannot, after due diligence, be located, IT IS ORDERED that service in this matter be made on Defendant Beth J. Cameron by publishing copies of the Summons, Notice of Filing of Complaint, Lis Pendens, and this Order for Publication, in News-Journal, 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 Defendant Beth J. Cameron at his/her last known addresses. IT IS SO ORDERED. Connie Reel-Shearin Clerk of Court Florence County Florence, South Carolina October 13th, 2016 SUMMOMS (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED TO: THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, PO Box 26268, Raleigh, NC 27611, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service (excepting the United States of America, if named a defendant, which must serve its Answer to said Complaint within sixty (60) days after service hereof pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2410(b)), and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Raleigh, North Carolina June 8, 2016 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO: BETH J. CAMERON YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Complaint in the above-captioned action was filed on June 29, 2016 in the Florence County

Court of Common Pleas, Florence, South Carolina under Case Number 2016CP-21-01558. Raleigh, North Carolina October 6, 2016 LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Beth J. Cameron to Community Resource Bank, dated February 19, 2008, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County on February 26, 2008, in Book B-167, Page 1265. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice described as follows: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 4 on a map made by Ervin Engineering Co., dated December 8, 1977, and recorded in Plat Book 66 at page 326, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference is made to the above mentioned survey. This being the same property conveyed to Beth J. Cameron by deed of Randall W. Cameron and Rita A. Cameron, dated January 7, 1998 and recorded January 8, 1998 in Deed Book A512 at page 537, Florence County Records. 4831 Eureka Road, Florence, SC 29506 TMS#: 00275-01258 SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS, LLP SAMUEL D. FLEDER S.C. Bar No. 79819 Post Office Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611 Telephone (919) 250-2000 Attorneys for the Plaintiff(s) Raleigh, North Carolina June 8, 2016 This communication is from a debt collector. The purpose of this communication is to collect a debt. (11/2, 11/9, 11/16/16)

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