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Adoption was a double blessing for this family November is National Adoption Month – a time to bring attention and awareness of the need for permanent families for children and youth. Following is the third and final in a series of local families who have opened their home and hearts to adoption. BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C.

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NEIGHBORS NAME: Reeshemah Harrison FAMILY: Husband Wendell, one daughter BORN: Florence, resides here OCCUPATION: First Step and Palmetto Youth Academy SPECIAL INTERESTS: Spending time, motivating and inspiring children WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? Growing with increasing opportunities WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom who was the strongest person I ever met. She worked hard and taught us by example.”

Adopting was a double blessing for Don and Cathy Swartz. Their completed family includes sisters Cassie and Lara from Russia. The couple’s plan didn’t include a second adoption, but God’s plan did. Don and Cathy were married in 1998 in Indiana where they lived for a short while. Both are natives of Tennessee. Cathy was not able to have children, so when she and Don, age 40, married they planned to adopt. A couple of years passed so Don thought Cathy had forgotten about adoption. However, after moving to Florence when Don became publisher of The News Journal, Cathy began her research on adoptions. They decided on an international adoption, Cathy said, because they were older and the international adoption process took less time. Eventually they settled on Catholic Social Services based in Asheville, N.C., mainly because it was a highly recommended accredited adoption agency. After going through the paperwork process, the couple watched videos of some of the children available for adoption in Russia. When they saw Cassie, then nine months old, they knew she was their daughter. “It was love at first sight,” Don recalls. “It was an immediate connection.” Cathy and her parents flew to Moscow in December of 2003 to meet the beautiful blonde little girl who would become their daughter and granddaughter. Don was not able to take the time off to go. At

SWARTZ FAMILY – From left, Lara, Don, Cathy and Cassie the time, Cassie was living in an orphanage in Kaluga, a region south of Moscow about two hours away. Cathy and her parents were with Cassie through the Christmas holidays allowing Cathy to experience her first Christmas with her little girl. “It broke her heart when she had to leave her to come back home,” remembers Don. In February, Don and Cathy, along with Don’s sister and nephew, traveled to Russia for the adoption. They were there nearly three weeks, mostly waiting for Cassie’s passport to be issued. She was officially adopted on Feb. 20, 2004, which is her “gotcha date.” It was cold, Don says, and because they were not familiar with the food, everyone lost weight. However, it was happy times when

they boarded the plane that brought them to Florence. When the plane touched U.S. soil, Cassie was an American citizen. She has dual Russian citizenship until she reaches age 18. Arriving in Florence, around 10 p.m., they were greeted by Cathy’s parents, and a dear friend and his wife – Forrest and Ashley Matthews. Sadly, Forrest died earlier this year, but Don will never forget that they were there. “It has always meant a lot to me,” he commented. Don and Cathy named their daughter Catherine Marie and call her Cassie. She was 11 months old when she came here and on March 23, 2004, they celebrated her first birthday. Cassie, who had probably never tasted sweets, didn’t like her birthday cake or anything sweet, her parents remember. But that is

no longer true, Cassie admits. She was a normal toddler, said her mom. She was always smiling and learned to walk shortly after coming here. Also, she was talking within a month. About three years later, Don received a call at his office from the adoption agency, telling him that Cassie’s birth mom had another daughter up for adoption, explaining that their policy was to offer parents of siblings the first opportunity for adoption. Don immediately said yes, they wanted her. Advised to talk with his wife first, he gave them her phone number, saying, ‘You call her, I know her answer will be yes,” and he was right. “I couldn’t believe we had the opportunity to allow two sisters to

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Anderson, Clara Jean, 76, Darlington, died Nov. 21, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Bacote, Hattie Lee, died Nov. 6, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Brown, James, died Nov. 25, Belk Funeral Home. Bullock, Travis Ray Sr, 60, Nichols died Nov. 20, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Cannon, Benjamin “Byrd”, 30, died Nov. 19, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Campbell, Furman Leverne “Bennie” died Nov. 21, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Evans, Curtis, 79, Timmonsville, died Nov. 26, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Frierson, Etrulia E. died Nov. 16, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Gilbert, Billy “B.G.” died Nov. 17, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Hancock, Janie Miller,

died Nov. 21, Belk Funeral Home. Haney, Shirley, died Nov. 22, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Joye, Robert Edward “Robbie” Sr., died Nov. 24, Belk Funeral Home. McFadden, Grizzel Thomas, died Nov. 17, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Oliver, Frank G. “Buck,” 78, died Nov. 22, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Parker, Elizabeth “Libby” Atkins, 63, died Nov. 19, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Powell, Doris “Dot” Langston, died Nov. 21, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Scott, Ronald “Ron” died Nov. 22, Belk Funeral Home. Stricklin, William “Bill” Meadors Jr., 45, died Nov. 21, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. White, Wallace Benedict Sr. died Nov. 19, Ideal Funeral Parlor,

FROM PAGE 1A grow up together,” he said. This time, knowing what to do, and having already been approved as parents, the adoption process only took five months. In October of 2007, Don and Cathy traveled again to Russia and to the same orphanage to meet another blonde child whom they named Larissa Anne and call Lara. Lara was 17 months old when they brought her home. Her “gotcha date” is Dec. 11, 2007. They came home on Dec. 23. This time they flew into Columbia, where good friends, Jay and Beth Shealy, picked them up from the airport. The Swartz family have learned that Cassie and Lara have an older brother, Alexander, who was born in 1998 and adopted by a Russian

family. When children are put up for adoption in Russia, the country’s policy is to allow six months for Russian families to adopt first before opening them for international adoptions. Being older, it took Lara longer to transition into a new home, family and culture. Being cared for by women in the orphanage and not having contact with men made her afraid of them, including her dad. Also, she was already jabbering in her language and did not understand English. It took about a year and a half for her to transition. Don feels like they bonded on a snowy day when he took her outdoors and they built a snowman together. Remembering the orphanage in

Kaluga, Cathy noted that it was obvious that the women caring for the children loved them. They had photos of them on a wall, and when she and Don returned for Lara, she gave them an updated photo of Cassie. Some who remembered her cried when they saw the photo, she said. The couple wants their girls to know as much as possible about the culture where they were born. “We want them to be proud of where they came from,” Don explained, adding the Russian people are very proud people.” The girls expressed interest in the Russian culture and both hope to one day visit the orphanage where they once lived. As sisters, they get along quite well, said their mom. They thrive on

each other. Cassie, 14, is a freshman at West Florence High School. Quiet and reserved, she enjoys reading, writing and art. Lara, 11, is the opposite – very outgoing and energetic. “She’ll talk to a brick wall and never meets a stranger,” said her dad. Lara loves the outdoors and photography. She wants to be a photographer. Don’s nephew who traveled to Russia with them when they went for Cassie, is now married and in the process of adopting a child. He was 12 at that time, but that trip obviously inspired him to open his heart and home to the adoption process as well.

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“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Training is not an easy task for parents or children. Sometimes as parents it seems like all we poured into them has been wasted. Often it takes years to see the fruit of our efforts. As parents we initiate and educate them in the way they should go and hold our breath to see if they do what we have taught them. Our

By Kaye Singleton time of training is really a short space of time. My children are in their 40’s and I’m hearing stories of what they are doing with the training they received from home. Our son is in a medical facility and our daughter is a medical professional. Both received the same training and I hear reports that make me proud

Two grant webinars to be offered at library The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host two programs to help nonprofit organizations in search of funding: Dec. 6 – Introduction to Finding Grants, 2-3 p.m. Dec.13 – Introduction to Proposal Writing, 2-3 p.m. Introduction to Finding Grants: Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what their motivations are, what funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding, how to identify potential funders, and how to make the first approach. Introduction to Proposal Writing: An excellent overview for those who want to learn how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. The presentation will include the basic ele-

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of them. Stephen, our handicapped son knows how to pray and the power of prayer. His supervisor had a horrible headache and he did what he had been taught and prayed for him. The supervisor said, “ would you believe my headache went away?” Yes, good training does pay off. Shana, our daughter is over an LPN program of nurses in training in Marion. One of her students was caring for a senior saint in our church. When the student found out that she was my daughter she said, “You sure trained her well. She’s an excellent teacher.” It takes years for good training to pay off. So don’t

give up Mom. If you trained them right you will see that training show up. I am thankful for the opportunity we had to place truth and His Word in the hearts of our children. And to see it all pay off makes it all worthwhile.

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No, the end of ‘Net Neutrality’ is not the end of the World Wide Web By Thomas L. Knapp I get lots of email, including emails from political advocacy groups trumpeting the Impending Doom of the Month. This month, that doom is the coming end of “Net Neutrality” at the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. “Donald Trump and his corporate cronies are about to destroy the Internet,” writes Eden James of Democracy for America. “[FCC chairman Ajit] Pai is paving the way for monopolistic ISPs to block and censor what we see online, and push anyone who can’t pay extra fees into ‘internet slow lanes,’” warns Carli Stevenson of Demand Progress. Kurt Walters of Fight For The Future says that the impending end of the FCC’s “Net Neutrality” rules is a “plan to end the Internet as we know it ...” For some reason, those alarmist emails leave out the fact that “the Internet as we know it” – the World Wide Web – survived and thrived for nearly a quarter of a century without “Net Neutrality,” which was only imposed by a previous FCC a little more than two years ago. But now the alarmists insist that axing the twoyear-old rule will suddenly, for unspecified reasons, cause Internet Service Providers to divide the Internet into “fast” and “slow” lanes at the expense of their own customers and of small web site owners. Why ISPs would cut off their noses to spite their own faces in this way isn’t explained, probably because the prediction makes no sense at all and simply isn’t based in reality. The fight over “Net Neutrality” is best understood as a duel between corporate interests – Big Telecom on one hand, Big Data on the other, with Big Data doing a better job of fooling activists into making a moral crusade out of the matter. Big Data – specifically companies that deliver high-bandwidth services like streaming video (Netflix, Google’s YouTube service, et al.), or that consume lots of bandwidth simply by virtue of being very popular (Facebook and so forth) need ever larger pipes to shove that data at you. They want ISPs to shoulder the costs of building and fattening those pipes. Big Telecom – the ISPs – want to charge the bandwidth hogs extra for getting such large amounts of data to your screen in a timely manner, so that Big Data bears the costs of building those pipes and keeping them uncongested. If Big Data wins (“Net Neutrality”), ISP customers will end up paying more for Internet access. Everyone’s Internet access fees will go up (or at least remain higher than they otherwise would) and broadband Internet’s expansion into rural areas will slow down. If Big Telecom wins, different customers (streaming video subscribers, web hosting users) will see our fees rise. There’s no such thing as a free Internet. Someone’s going to pay to make it keep working. The only question is who. I’d rather pay an extra $5 a month for my web hosting and Netflix binges than shift that cost to my neighbor next door who checks her email once a day. Good riddance to “Net Neutrality.”

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Wise old sayings on people and life of the mind and the narrowness of the waist change places. – unknown

All the world is mad save for me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee. – Old Quaker saying Gingerbread man is a perfect man. He’s cute, he’s sweet and if he gives you any heck, you can bite his head off. – unknown

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Credit cards are like mosquitoes. You can keep them away for a while, but sooner or later they will be back to suck your blood. – Ted Steckley

Man has his will but woman has her way. – Oliver Wendell Holmes (180994)

All would live long, but none would be old. – Ben Franklin

It’s not easy being green. – Kermit the Frog

Do what you think is right in your heart. You’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Blessed is he that can laugh at himself, he will never cease to be amused. – unknown

If something can go wrong, it will. – Unknown, but often attributed to Murphy as in Murphy’s Law.

A husband is someone who takes out the trash and gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house. – unknown

My idea of housework is to sweep a room with a glance. – unknown

Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment. – Ben Franklin If “ifs” and “ands” were pots and pans, there’d be no work for tinkers’ hands. – Charles Kingsley (1819-75) A diplomat is one who thinks twice before saying nothing. – unknown A bulldog can whip a skunk, but sometimes it’s not worth it. – J. Nowell Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else. – Will Rogers (1879-1935) How many observe Christ’s birthday, how few his precepts. – Ben Franklin Source:www.wiseoldsayings.com

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The paradox of abundance Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers. But as we age, a whole host of desires and ambitions begin to take shape in our minds. For the most part, whether we want to admit it or not, those ambitions generally center around wealth and social status. These things replace the womb as the object of our desires, and give rise to an almost insatiable desire for more. As we recently celebrated Thanksgiving, perhaps it is time for us to put things into greater perspective. I can remember clearly when I started out in business, I merely wanted to save fifty thousand dollars. As a spiritual wealthy and poor financial, righteous government staffer with conservative leanings, I thought that princely sum would remove all fear of my lack of financial resources and want. I could upgrade my car from an old jalopy to a used Ford truck. I could furnish my small 201 Mass apartment on Capitol Hill. I could travel and live a little. Fifty grand is all it would take. And so I got to work. I poured all of my heart and ambition into building a business marketing nutritional supplements. I became very good at it. By the time I sold my business I had my fifty grand and then some. But that was not the end of the story. By that time I had become known around town as somewhat of an entrepreneur. Back then, D.C. didn’t have many of those. In fact, business was frowned upon, as the name of the game in Washington was respect, power and then money. In that order. But through the grace and mercy of God, I persevered. My friend Steadman Graham and I started our

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own public relations firm. We figured, ‘hey, we’ve been doing this for politicians and celebrities for almost a pittance. Why not do it for ourselves and make it pay off?’ Those were the fun old days in retrospect. Learning to close deals. Dealing with the stress of meeting payroll every month. Becoming creative and resourceful. Building a team, and then forging relationships that would help our firm to grow and thrive. I remember when one day at age 33 my accountant informed me that my net worth had reached a million dollars. In fact it happened at age 31 and I had no idea. Wow! I stopped and paused. I didn’t really feel much richer than I had at fifty thousand. I was actually working harder. My expenses and obligations had increased. A million dollars sure didn’t seem like the princely sum it appeared to be from a distance. When I got up close to it, it seemed like barely a year of rent, business expenses and payroll. It certainly was not a luxurious cushion. And so it went, on and on. By the time I became a multi-millionaire, many of my friends were billionaires. They could do things I couldn’t. They had private jets. They had luxury yachts. They had vacation homes in exotic places. They had wine cellars fit for a king. I studied them. I wanted to grow. I learned how to use even greater leverage. I became a better manager of my character, people and resources. I got to know the captains of industry on a first name basis.

But there were certain things that never changed. That proved to be the core of my life over the years. My daily phone conversation and prayer with my mother at four a.m. every morning. The workouts at my gym every morning at 5 a.m.. My daily radio show. Writing my weekly column. Hanging out with my good friend David Modell at the Preakness or at Baltimore Ravens games. Hosting my family on Thanksgiving – when they would all come up from South Carolina and we would eat, and sit and laugh together. I began to appreciate these luxuries more than any others. The famous Indian novelist Rabrindrath Tagore once wrote, “I get a dinner of some kind every day, but the Goddess of Plenty keeps behind the scenes. Now that the goddess herself has appeared, it matters little if the dinner lags behind.” I don’t believe in gods and goddesses, as a follower of Christ. But the lesson is a good one. We should be mindful and grateful for the source of all of our abundance. For it is not the things in themselves that are the miracle but it is the source of miracles that we should appreciate. When considering all of the material abundance we have been blessed with this year, let us be more mindful of the source. God appears to us in our friendships and our relationships with his fellow creatures. Let us not place material things above love and comradery. Many of my dearest friends lost a parent in 2017. I lost my friend David Modell this year. My beloved mother passed away April 7 and the devastation of that loss continues consistently every day with no end in sight. My mother’s sister Ruth and brother Roosevelt also died

this year. I am thankful for the riches they brought to my life. They are and continue to be my most cherished fortune.

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Lamb’s Chapel Christian Center will host a live nativity on Saturday, Dec.16, from 6-8 p.m. They are celebrating the birth of Jesus. There will be live animals and free refreshments. Families are welcome.

Christmas Christology course to be presented at FBC Darlington DARLINGTON – A course tracing the origin of orthodox Christology from the first century through the fifth century will be presented at Darlington First Baptist Church. The course will be presented in three classes on Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at 9:15 on the second floor of the church’s Education Building. Harrison Boatwright will be present the course, entitled, “Fully God: Fully Man, Christmas Christology in Its Historical and Theological Context.” Boatwright is a student at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He will highlight the major church councils, creeds and heresies.

Live@Central! invites you to join them on Wednesday, Dec. 6, as they welcome the Coker College Music Department and The Coker Singers to present a Christmas program. This is an annual favorite for Live@Central! attendees. The free public program will be held in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:15 p.m. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist. net/wednesday. Please call the church office at 843-662-3218 by noon on Monday, Dec. 4, if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

“With a multitude of changes underway in downtown Florence, it may appear that things are looking up for our little town. It’s important to acknowledge, however, that rapid growth can sometimes perpetuate economic inequality. “Those served by the Manna House remain in need and we are committed to serving the community,” stressed Daphine Tedder, Manna House executive director. “As we approach the end of 2017, the Manna House is in a financial quandary. While both our individual meals and food pantry operations continue to grow, our operating budget is at an all time low – currently under $40K for the upcoming year.

Without your help, the Manna House will be in dire straits in 2018 and beyond. “We humbly ask that you donate today. Remember, even the smallest contribution of time or funds count toward improving lives and sustaining our work,” said Tedder. Checks may be made payable to “The Manna House” and mailed to PO Box 13541, Florence, SC 29504 You can contact the Manna House at 843-667-6077. This year the soup kitchen has served 41,761 individuals. The food pantry has served 417 families.

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NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2017-CP-21-02298 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company against Glen Edward Coleman, Jr. a/k/a Glen E. Coleman, Jr., et al., I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 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 tract of land situate, lying and being in

School District 2-18, County of Florence, and State of South Carolina, containing seven and two one-tenths (7.20) acres as shown on plat prepared for Chris A. Coleman and Martha S. Coleman by William F. Cox, Jr., RLS, dated May 9, 1996, and recorded in Plat Book 61 at Page 20, Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. This is the same property conveyed by deed from Martha S. Coleman to Glen E. Coleman, Jr., dated May 25, 2007, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on May 29, 2007, in Book B-103, at Page 1613. TMS No. 00292-02-060 CURRENT ADDRESS OF

PROPERTY IS: ¬¬2332 S. Friendfield Road Scanton, South Carolina 29591 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and

applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder.) As a deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days after the date of sale as provided by law in such cases. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judg-

ment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Special Referee's deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.50% per annum. /s/ Haigh Porter Haigh Porter As Special Referee for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211

(803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@ sowellgray.com (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-941 CALIBER HOME LOANS, Plaintiff, Vs. CELERSTEEN BROWN, AND IF SHE BE DECEASED, ANY CHILDREN AND HEIRS AT LAW, DISTRIBUTEES AND DEVISEES, AND IF ANY BE DECEASED THEN ANY PERSONS ENTITLED TO CLAIM UNDER OR THROUGH THEM;

ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, INTEREST OR LIEN UPON THE PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; ANY UNKNOWN ADULTS BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS JOHN DOE; AND ANY UNKNOWN MINORS OR PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE; JOHN BROWN; AND LILLIE MCKNIGHT, Defendants. NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND ATTORNEY TO: THE DEFENDANTS

HEREIN, NAMES AND ADDRESSES UNKNOWN, INCLUDING ANY THEREOF WHO MAY BE MINORS, IMPRISONED PERSONS, INCOMPETENT PERSONS, UNDER OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE, IF ANY, WHETHER RESIDENTS OR NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN OR COMMITTEE, OR OTHERWISE, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY MAY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Motion for an order appointing Kelley Woody, Esquire, as

Guardian ad Litem Nisi, for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe or John Doe, defendants herein, names and addresses unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, or under other legal disability, and as Attorney for said parties who may be in the military service, whether residents or nonresidents of South Carolina, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said minors or persons under other legal disability, if any, or someone in their behalf or in


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6A behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or either of them, a Guardian ad Litem to represent them for the purposes of this action, the appointment of said Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney shall be made absolute. SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the Amended Complaint upon the subscribers, at their office, 1703 Laurel Street, Post Office Box 11682, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within the time remaining for your response to the original Complaint or within fifteen (15) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, whichever period is longer, or within thirty (30) days after service hereof if you were not served with the original Summons and Complaint; and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint in the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended 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 such service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such appointment within thirty (30) days after service of the Amended Summons and Amended Complaint upon you. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 11, 2017, followed by the filing of the Amended Complaint on September 18, 2017. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC P. O. Box 11682 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: Edward L. Grimsley S.C. Bar No. 2326 egrimsley@grimsley law.com Benjamin E. Grimsley S.C. Bar No. 70335 bgrimsley@grimsley law.com Attorneys for the Plaintiff November 8, 2017 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17)

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02718 Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Emma Eaddy, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you

fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. 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 Emma Eaddy to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. dated December 27, 2010 and recorded on January 5, 2011 in Book B335 at Page 323, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being on the Western side of McAllister Street in the Town of lake City, County of Florence and State of South Carolina, designated as Lots Nos. 28 and 27, on a plat or map thereof prepared by S.C. Morris, Surveyor, dated December 4-8,1937 and now of record in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and as described as the Ella F. Jones property, to which map or plat reference is hereby directed for a more complete description than is here given said lots are together bounded and described as follows: On the North by lands of Lot No. 26 now or formerly owned by James R. Epps Davis; On the East by said McAllister Street; On the South by Willcox Avenue; and On the West by Lots Nos. 53 and 70, as shown on said plat. This being the same property conveyed to Emma Eaddy by Deed of Retha Burch Brown dated May 5, 2006 and recorded May 9, 2006 in Book B9 at Page 752 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 8000817-001 Property Address: 158 South McAllister Street, Lake City, SC 29560 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 9, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 158 South McAllister Street, Lake City, South Carolina 29560; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260

phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF WILLIAMSBURG IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-45-388 TOWN OF KINGSTREE, Plaintiff, vs. Alki Properties Educational Trust, Sutton Boyd, Philippe Gadegbeku, Linda Toomer, Diane Evans, Irene Hodges, Samuel Gadegbeku, Polycarp Gadegbeku, Gerald Player, Sam Bonds, Luvenia R. Chanlder, Benetta G. Bell, Housing Authority of the City of Lake City, HRE Holdings IV, LLC., David H. Brown, Mary Evelyn G. Armstrong and New Town Land 2, LLC, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS, DIANE EVANS AND POLYCARP GADEGEKU: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED, advised and notified, that pursuant to the South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedures Act, Section 28-2-10, et seq., the within Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, has been filed with the Clerk of Court for Williamsburg County. The purpose of the lawsuit is to enable the Condemnor, the Town of Kingstree, to acquire real estate interests for purposes of constructing, maintaining, and operating any and all improvements or modifications to the existing Kingstree Canal to improve excess storm water drainage aid with the prevention of debris buildup and said canal bordering the Defendants/Landowners/Heirs property as is more fully stated in the attached Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment. Responsive pleadings to the Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment are not necessary. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Lis Pendens, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Williamsburg County, South Carolina on July 3, 2017. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action is now pending in this Court concerning a parcel of real property described as: Bounded on the Northeast by lot now for formerly of Henry Pressley and lot now or formerly of McIntosh Feed and Seed Company; on the Southest by canal; on the Southwest by lot now or formerly of Luvenia Chandler, and now or formerly on the Northwest by Railroad Avenue; said lot of land having been conveyed to Barbara Toni Gadegbeku by deed dated July 13 1971, and recorded in said Clerk’s Office in Deed Book “A-94, page 383. -Williamsburg County TMS: 11-025-276 Ernest J. Jarrett, Esq. Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA Post Office Drawer 669 120 W. Main Street Kingstree, SC 29556 Attorneys for the Plaintiff (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-00014 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company vs. Kimberly Bell; QHG of South Carolina, Inc.; Carolinas Hospital System, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 30 AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF DOGWOOD COVE BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED MAY 10, 2007 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 92 AT PAGE 219. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND

BOUNDS AND FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KIMBERLY BELL BY DEED OF MARSHA A. STEELE DATED AUGUST 22, 2013 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 IN DEED BOOK B486 AT PAGE 1012, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3058 Red Berry Circle, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 12611-01-030 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% 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. Mr. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01324 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC vs. David S. Jones; Velocity Investments, LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS CONTAINING 0.982 ACRES ON A SURVEY DATED NOVEMBER 21, 1985 BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 24 AT PAGE 850. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY PROSSER SURVEYING COMPANY, DATED JANUARY 21, 2004, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83 AT PAGE 148. SEE ALSO PLAT PREPARED FOR DAVID S. JONES BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., RECORDED HEREWITH, IN PLAT BOOK 91 AT PAGE 98. SAID PLATS BEING INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE THERETO. LESS AND EXCEPTING: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OR STRIP OF LAND, IN FEE SIMPLE, CONTAINING 0.06 OF AN ACRE (2,791 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS, AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, BETWEEN APPROXIMATE SURVEY STATIONS 431+00 AND 434+00, ON THE LEFT OF S.C. ROUTE 51 (PAMPLICO HIGHWAY), ACQUIRED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AS SHOWN IN THAT CONDEMNATION NOTICE AND TENDER OF PAYMENT FILED IN THE DEED RECORDS OF THE FLORENCE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT ON JULY 24, 2015. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DAVID S. JONES BY DEED OF CARTER W. WILSON, JR. DATED MARCH 5, 2007 AND RECORDED MARCH 6, 2007 IN BOOK B83 AT PAGE 859 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 5913 Pamplico Highway, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 00249-01-101 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other

than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01281 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Arthur D. Reinovsky a/k/a Arthur Reinovsky, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Anastasia Faith Smith; Kathryn Ann Perley, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING LOCATED ON S.C. HWY. 403 APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTH OF THE TOWN OF TIMMONSVILLE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND CONTAINING 1.00 ACRE AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED JULY 17, 1986, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 25 AT PAGE 770. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE FOR BETSY P. LANGSTON BY WILLIAM E. SMOTHERS, JR., PLS DATED APRIL 2, 1996, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 60 AT PAGE 240. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED, NOW OR FORMERLY, AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE EAST BY S.C. HIGHWAY 403, FOR A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET, ON THE SOUTH BY HENRY J. LOCKHART, FOR A DISTANCE OF 335 10 FEET, ON THE WEST BY HENRY J LOCKHART, FOR A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET, AND ON THE NORTH BY HENRY J. LOCKHART AND TIMMONSVILLESARDIS RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. FOR A DISTANCE OF 335.10 FEET REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARTHUR REINOVSKY BY DEED OF BETTY P. LANGSTON DATED DECEMBER 30, 2014 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 IN BOOK B555 AT PAGE 214 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1519 Cale Yarborough Highway, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00020-04-070 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or

equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00891 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2003-5 vs. John F. Joe; SC Housing Corp.; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OF LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 41 ON A PLAT MADE BY F.N. RHODES, MEASURING 50 FEET ON ITS EAST AND WEST LINES AND 115 FEET ON ITS NORTH AND SOUTH LINES, BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 40, NOW OR FORMERLY OWNED BY G.B. STOKES, JR.; ON THE EAST BY BRADFORD STREET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 42; AND ON THE WEST BY EXTENSION OF BOYD STREET. ALSO: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 40 ON A PLAT MADE BY F.N. RHODES. THIS ALSO BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JOHN F. JOE BY DEED OF JOHN COOPER CONSTRUCITON CO., INC., DATED MARCH 17, 2003 AND RECORDED MARCH 31, 2003 IN DEED BOOK A729 AT PAGE 1077 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 603 & 605 North Bradford Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90100-14-002 and 9010014-003 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 compliance with the bid at the rate of 2% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02078 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-NC1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007- NC1 vs. Nikki Johnson; Safe Federal Credit Union, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO: 21, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF SAVANNAH HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION BY CHARLES W. BAILEY, JR., DATED MAY 2, 2001, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY PLAT BOOK 7 AT PAGE 94. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED OCTOBER 7, 2003, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 82 AT PAGE 288. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE, AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DELACROIX JOHNSON AND NIKKI JOHNSON, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF EADDY & ASSOCIATES, INC. DATED OCTOBER 23, 2003 AND RECORDED OCTOBER 24, 2003 IN BOOK A792 AT PAGE 931 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2628 Wisdom Lane, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 00103-01-374 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.575% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00666 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the

case of: Equity Financial, LLC vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Ivory L. Lowery and Richard Andrew Harrell a/k/a Richard A. Harrell, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Priscilla Laviscount; Mark Lowery; Connie Chester; Jane T. Harrell a/k/a Jane Tedder Harrell; Elizabeth Hyman; Terri Permenter; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE NEAR TIMMONSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND CONTAINING 1.10 ACRES AS SHOWN ON A MAP DATED MARCH, 1977 BY LIND SURVEYING COMPANY, INC. AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17 AT PAGE 472, FLORENCE COUNTY RECORDS. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION; SAID PROPERTY BEING BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY PROPERTY OF THE MCLAUGHLIN COMPANY, ET AL; ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY OF THE WHITE ESTATE; ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY OF THE MCLAUGHLIN COMPANY, ET AL; AND ON THE WEST BY A COUNTY ROAD. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 1996 REDMAN MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER 13904786A&B. THIS BEING THAT SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO IVORY LYNWOOD LOWERY AND CONREE LOWERY AS TENANTS IN COMMON WITH A RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP BY DEED FROM C. E. FLOYD DATED 11/23/1977 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 30, 1977 IN DEED BOOK A-157 AT PAGE 936 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. SUBSEQUENTLY, CONREE LOWERY PASSED AWAY, THEREBY VESTING TITLE IN THE SURVIVING JOINT TENANT, IVORY LYNWOOD LOWERY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IVORY LYNWOOD LOWERY PURPORTEDLY CONVEYED THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO PRISCILLA LOWERY LAVISCOUNT BY DEED DATED NOVEMBER 4, 2004 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 6, 2009 IN BOOK B275 AT PAGE 1051. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 312 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00009-04-041 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 11.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540

Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014-CP-21-02796 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee for CIT Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 vs. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ; Wilmington Finance, Inc.; Ronald Siders, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on December 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT 22 ON A PLAT OF PLANTATION PLACE AND SHOWN IN A SURVEY OF ERVIN ENGINEERING FOR J.B. DURANT, DATED JUNE 18, 1998, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 68, PAGE 99. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD T. SIDERS BY DEED FROM MORTGAGE GUARANTY INSURANCE CORPORATION DATED OCTOBER 26, 2006 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 1, 2006, IN BOOK B 59 AT PAGE 1289, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1841 Joseph Circle, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 01251-01-008 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.7% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17)

AMENDED SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-01637 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of United States of America acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture against Tracie Cooper, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake City, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 125A, containing 0.32 acres and fronting on Smith Street, as shown on a plat of subdivision of Lake City, Florence County, S.C. of the property of P. C. Heiden prepared by James B. Floyd, Surveyor, dated October 28, 1964, and recorded in Plat Book V at Page 6 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference is further made to a plat prepared for Tracie Cooper by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated June 14, 2006, and recorded in Plat Book 89 at Page 474 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference is made to said plats for a more complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Tracie Cooper by Deed of Hopkins Construction Co., Inc., dated August 15, 2006, and


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book B033 at Page 764. Property Address: 306 Smith Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS # 80-022-05-010 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (11/15, 11/22, 11/29/17)

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02123 U. S. Bank National Association as trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as trustee for Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-4, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Linda Green, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Acqunetta Green; Torriel Green; Tania Green, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the

service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. 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 Linda Green to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Aegis Funding Corporation dated July 25, 2005 and recorded on July 27, 2005 in Book A 943 at Page 1072, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: 1. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being on the West side of Williamsburg Avenue in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and having the following measurements, metes and boundaries: The said lot fronts on and measures along its eastern boundary line on Williamsburg Avenue 100 feet, measures along its northern boundary line 205 feet, more or less; measures along its southern boundary line 192 feet; and measures along its western boundary line 51 feet, and is bounded now or formerly as follows, to-wit: On the North by lands of land of J.V. Carter and C.A. Timmons; on the East by Williamsburg Avenue; on the South by lot of land of J. P. Truluck; and on the West by lands of land of Mrs. Annie Thomlinson and Jim Hanna, and being the

southern portion of lot of land described in Deed from P.T. Askins, et. al. to R.H. Askins, dated July 20, 1936, recorded in Deed Book 64 at Page 106, Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and later conveyed to J.V. Carter. ALSO: All that piece, parcel or strip of land, being triangular in shape, situate, lying and being in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron 180.75 feet South of the Southern Margin of sidewalk on the South side of Main Street, corner common with this lot and the Southwest corner of lot of J.V. Carter, thence running South 20 degrees 17 minutes West a distance of 15 feet to an iron on the northern boundary of lot of land of James J. Carter and Mildred M. Carter a distance of 100.5 feet to an iron; thence running South 77 degrees 55 minutes East a distance of 101.5 feet to the point to beginning, and being designated as Parcel "A" on a plat of property of the Lake City Presbyterian Church, made by James B. Floyd, Surveyor, March 15, 1967, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book Y at Page 78, which plat and the record thereof are by reference, incorporated herein. ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or strip of land situate and being on the West side of Williamsburg Avenue, in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Parcel "B" on a plat made by Floyd, Coleman and Assoc., Surveyors and Engineers, dated September 17, 1975, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat book 15 at Page 767. Said parcel is triangular in shape and fronts along the sidewalk of Williamsburg Avenue a distance of 48.31 feet, extends back in depth therefrom on its northern boundary a distance of 197.63 feet; on its southern boundary a distance of 181.89 feet and is bounded now or formerly on the North by lot of land of Margaret Carter and Parcel "A" of said plat; on the East by the sidewalk of Williamsburg Avenue; and on the South by lot of land of James J. Carter and Mildred M. Carter, all of which is shown and delineated on said plat and the record thereof which are, by reference incorporated herein. This being the same property conveyed to Linda Green by deed of Virginia C. Nettles dated July 25, 2005 and recorded July 27, 2005 in Book A943 at Page 1067 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 80016-10-007 Property Address: 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, SC 29560 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 7, 2017. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the

myflorencetoday.com United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, South Carolina 29560; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/22, 11/29, 12/6/17) Notice Of Public Sale On Dec. 2, 2017 at 10am, Florence Mini Storage will sell the following units of personal property at a public sale to the highest bidder pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rent at its self-storage facility. Purchased takes the property subject to any liens or security interest which are perfected and recorded or liens which owner has knowledge. The sale will take place at 2217 2nd Loop Rd, Florence, SC. Units contain furniture, appliances, and other household items. The following is a list of units and owners: Sonji Shorter 144E, Jaime Johnson 200B, Amanda Blige 117B, Ruby Hickman 76D. (11/22, 11/29/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday, the 28th day of December 2017 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. E20- Melissa Harrell F13- Yolanda Howard H35- Melinda Kuykendell A20- Michael Kirby (11/29,12/6/17)

STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS 150 ANNOUNCEMENTS Struggling with DRUGS or ALCOHOL? Addicted to PILLS? Talk to someone who cares. Call The Addiction Hope & Help Line for a free assessment. 866604-6857 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 is the last day to redeem winning tickets in the following South Carolina Education Lottery Instant Games: (SC899) CASH B L O W O U T , (SC930) SUPER 7 11 21, (SC938) $20,000 LUCKY WIN Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 855-664-5681 for information. No Risk. No money out-of-pocket. DENTAL INSURANCE. Call Physicians Mutual Insurance Company for details. NOT just a discount plan, REAL coverage for 350 procedures. 855-397-7030 or h t t p : / / w w w. d e n tal50plus.com/60 Ad#6118 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-6143945 to start your application today! S E R I O U S LY INJURED in an AUTO ACCIDENT? Let us fight for you! We have recovered millions for clients! Call today for a FREE consultation! 855-669-2515 AUCTIONS ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 99 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25word classified ad will reach more than 2.1 million readers. Call Alanna Ritchie at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888727-7377. AUCTION - Charming House - Furniture - Collectibles & More. Saturday, December 9, 10 AM, 3908 Stillwood Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC. Damon Shortt Auction Group, 8776 6 9 - 4 0 0 5 . SCAL2346 damonshorttproperties. com

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Children’s Library plans Christmas Program The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library will hold its annual Children’s Christmas Program on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 p.m. The program is entitled “A Christmas Program with Santa Claus,” and features the North Pole’s most famous resident with an afternoon of storytelling, music, crafts, and fun. Children may bring cameras and have their picture taken with Santa and take home a special treat. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382 or visit our website at www.florencelibrary.org.

Lions to host Toy Run on Sunday The Florence Lions Club’s Toy Run Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 3. The gathering will start at the Florence Civic Center at noon and the parade of riders will depart around 2 p.m. down David McLeod Blvd. to Palmetto Street and out to the Florence fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by Black Jack Harley-Davidson and will feature hundreds of riders.

Coloring Contest winners Congratulations to the winners of The News Journal’s Coloring Contest: Anna Claire, daughter of Rachel Maxwel, won in the 3-6 age group. Scarlett, granddaughter of Brenda Coker, won in the 7-8 age category. Natalie, daughter of Tracy Lessmeister, won in the 9-10 age category. They will receive tickets for Disney On Ice’s Frozen Ice Show at the Florence Civic Center.

Wildlife Winterfest Wildlife Winterfest will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lynches River Environmental Discovery Center. Get up close and personal with animals from around the world during the Wonders of Wildlife animal shows, presented by Stephen Hughes. Make a toy in Santa’s workshop and enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate, all while enjoying the beauty of the Environmental Discovery Center. This event is free and open to the public. Free photos with Santa will also be available (from 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.) to anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots, or a minimum of five items of non-perishable food to donate to Harvest Hope Food Bank www.harvesthope.org.

Ice skating at Civic Center Following two great years of ice skating, the Florence Civic Center has brought back the ice for the 2017 winter season. The ice rink opened for the first session Thanksgiving weekend and is offering sessions throughout December. “Coming to the ice rink has become a family tradition for many and we love to see the smiles on everyone’s face,” says Kaylen Snapp, marketing coordinator at the SMG-managed Florence Civic Center. “We are bringing back the ‘Skate Buddies’ which makes this an activity that any skill level can have fun and enjoy doing,” continues Snapp. The ‘Skate Buddies’ offer support and stability to those new to skating and come in two sizes, child and adult. A lot of work goes on behind the scene before the ice rink can open to the public. The entire

process starts with installing the dasher boards in and building the rink. The underground chillers have to get the floor temperature down to around 19 degrees to create the inch and a half thick sheet of ice. The crews use about 15,000 gallons of water. After a few layers of ice have been created the crew replaces the water tank on the back of the ice cart with a paint tank and paint the ice white then more layers of ice are created until it reaches the correct thickness. The spray cart does a lot of the heavy lifting as crew members drive it back and forth shooting a thin mist into the air and with every pass, a little more ice is formed. Public ice skating sessions continue Dec. 6-Jan. 1. Admission for children under 12 years is $7, plus a $3 skate rental if needed. Adult admission is $9, plus $3 skate rental if needed.

Each skate session lasts two hours. Tickets will be sold at the door. Private skate parties and group outings are also available for birthdays, schools, reunions, corporate outings, holiday parties, youth groups, churches, and for any special occasion. For more details, visit florenceciviccenter.com or call the venue at (843) 679-9417.

College Park Crime Watch The College Park Community Crime Watch meeting will be held on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at College Park Baptist Church. Lt. Robert Drulis will be the guest speaker. He will discuss safety issues to be aware of during Christmas.

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S.C. Dance Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ The Holiday Season begins in Florence with dancing snowflakes and a magical Nutcracker who comes to life when the South Carolina Dance Theatre presents the “The Nutcracker Ballet.” This familiar story features a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker which leads her into a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. There she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince and is entertained by dancers from the Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian kingdoms. The Nutcracker opens the company’s season with performances on Dec. 1, 2 and 3 in the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The ballet also features orchestral accompaniment by the Florence Symphony Orchestra, courtesy of Debi and Panos Kalaritis and other community individuals. This unique partnership brings together two of Florence’s artistic and non-profit entities for a live ballet to live music – a special event for the entire community. The orchestra joins the ballet for all of the performances except for the Sunday matinee. This beloved classic is an

BAILEY BAREFOOT AS MIRLETON event for the whole family. Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous music, the ballet features elaborate scenery, professional costuming and intri-

cate choreography and riveting dance, all of which make for an exceptional experience for young and old.

Performance times are Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., a matinee on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., an evening performance on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee on Dec. 3, at 3 pm. Make reservations by calling the PAC box office at 661-4444 during box office hours or noon to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Patrons who wish to obtain tickets online, may visit the online box office at www.fmupac.org. Tickets are $32, $27 and $22 in accordance with three levels of seating. All student tickets are $15. The ballet is under the direction of Susan Rowe, artistic director. The Nutcracker story begins with children, Clara and Fritz, being entertained at a party given by their parents. Drosselmeyer, Clara’s favorite uncle, gives her a magical Nutcracker. She falls asleep and dreams, and when she awakens the room is filled with mice and toy soldiers who have come to life under the Christmas tree. A ferocious battle ensues and the Nutcracker leads the charge of the soldiers against the mice who attack Clara. Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life and the dream continues as he turns into a handsome prince. Together

they journey into the Kingdom of the Sweets where toys come to life, flowers dance before their eyes and the Sugar Plum and her Cavalier perform their magical pas de deux. Leading roles in the ballet are Isabelle Dauksch as Clara, Hannah Griffin as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Camille Knockemus as Snow Queen. Dolls in the party scene are danced by Ava Hatchell as Gypsy Doll, Alaina Naylor as Columbine Doll and Ella Warner as Cadet Doll. The Mouse King will be performed by Bailey Barefoot and Natalie Dean. Luke Baker is the Nutcracker. Dancers from the Kingdoms visited by Clara include Alyssa Hanna and Gracie Wilson as Spanish, McKenna Dynan and Rosemary Flamini as Arabian, Kailey White and Grace Munn as Chinese, Natalie Dean as Russian, and Ella Naylor and Bailey Barefoot as French Mirleton. Other senior dancers include Ella Miller who performs in Snow and Flowers, and as a maid in the party scene. Other company members include Kaylee Bair, Maria Evans, Alyssa McGee, Lily Merzlak, Faith Miller, Katelyn Whitlow, Giada Basta, Natalie Brewton, Caroline Corn, Lydia Dandford, Annie Ruth Eliason, Ella Grace Jordan, Maya

Lee, Arden Rand, Lauren Schneider, Emma Wentzel, Vanessa Brewton, Louisa McLeod, Jia Jia Lin, Aly Powell, Megan Pugh, Olivia Kate Rand, McKinley Riley, Sofia Sargent, Mary Ashley Snipes, Abi Urquhart, Aubrey Youmans, McCall Gregg, Isabel Quann, Ella Quann, Hannah Quann, Willow Ridenhour, and Miriam Welch. The SCDT welcomes Caleb Roberts as guest artist in the roles of Cavalier and Snow King. He has trained with the Columbia Music Festival Association, Carolina Ballet, the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, North Carolina School for the Arts, and Boston Ballet. He danced with the Cincinnati Ballet for five years until he retired to Hartsville and now works across the Southeast as a guest artist. The South Carolina Dance Theatre is a non-profit dedicated to the training of dancers in a preprofessional setting with emphasis on performance. The company holds annual auditions and sponsors preparatory classes and summer camps for younger dancers. For more information, contact the SCDT at 843-6693991 or by email: scdancetheatre@gmail.com.

Dialysis patient writes book BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Carol Coaxum never had the desire to be a writer, but after living on dialysis for 15 years, she felt compelled to write “Twelve Steps To Surviving Kidney Dialysis.” Her book was published earlier this year. Carol, 48, wrote the book with new patients in mind hoping those living on dialysis will benefit from her guidance and advice. “For many years, I watched new people come to the hospital or clinic for dialysis and I could see they were scared and anxious. So, I tried to help by telling them what to expect and by answering questions,” Carol said. Friends suggested she write a book. She began taking notes and

journaling her experiences during kidney treatments. At the age of 29, Carol, who had never been sick, suddenly noticed vision problems. She was a busy mother, wife and nursing student at the time, so she kept putting off a doctor’s visit until the pain got to bad to bear. She discovered she was blind in her left eye and going blind in her right eye. Further tests revealed fluid on her brain. A neurologist at MUSC diagnosed her with pseudotumor cerebri, a rare condition associated with excess fluid in the skull. The fluid which protects the brain and spinal cord, is normally absorbed into the blood stream. This condition can happen when the fluid isn’t fully absorbed causing build up, which can lead to headaches and vision problems.

Carol had emergency surgery to remove the fluid and was hospitalized. After about a year living with this disease, her kidneys started shutting down and in 1999 she began dialysis treatments. During this time, it was discovered that one of her kidneys had never developed, so she had just one working kidney. Also in 1999, a shunt was inserted to keep the fluid off her brain. During dialysis treatments, the patient is connected to a machine that acts as artificial kidneys. Three times a week for three to four hours each session, the dialysis machine cleans the blood of toxins and extra fluid. Carol initially began dialysis treatments during daytime SEE

CAROL WITH HER BOOK AND THE DRESS SHE WORE TO A RECENT EVENT

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SCA hosts its 10th Thanksgiving Blessing event “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving”- W.T Purkiser. For the Senior Citizens Association (SCA), November is one of the busiest times of the year. Ten years ago, community leaders and founders, Bubby Floyd and William “Bill” Bradham proposed an idea to Linda Mitchell Johnson, SCA’s Executive Director. That idea was to provide Thanksgiving dinners for the Florence County senior community. What a grand idea it was. The 10th Annual Thanksgiving Blessing luncheon took place at the Leatherman Senior Center on Nov. 3. A turkey dinner was served to over 200 Senior Citizens Association members and guests. The Thanksgiving Blessing continued at the Lake City Senior Center on Nov. 9 with nearly 200 additional members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal. This year an additional site was included; the SCA Timmonsville Center, one of four nutrition

LINDA MITCHELL JOHNSON,TINA MARIE CRISS sites in Florence County, received a Thanksgiving dinner with nearly 100 senior citizens attending. Celebrating with SCA members is just the beginning of the annual Thanksgiving Blessing event. The second phase is providing Thanksgiving dinners to

Florence County homebound and in need seniors. Boxed

meals including a frozen hen, packaged dressing, and three canned vegetables are provided for 1,000 Florence County seniors. The recipients include many participating in the yearround SCA homebound meal program (Meals on Wheels). Faith Christian Academy students volunteered on Nov. 14 to bag items for distribution to the community on Nov. 16 and 17. The Thanksgiving Blessing is made possible through the sponsorship of Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, McCall Farms, Woody and Henry Swink, Piggly Wiggly (Palmetto St. location), State Farm Insurance Agency/ Scotty Campbell Agent, Lake City Community Hospital and the generosity of many community individuals and businesses. The mission of the Senior Citizens Association is to pro-

vide a full range of services and assistance to senior citizens 60 years and older in Florence County. The purpose of these services is to assure the physical and mental well-being of the county’s senior citizens, to enhance their quality of life, and to assist them in maintaining independence. SCA not only provides a full range of services to seniors over 60 it also works through the Leatherman Senior Center, Lake City Senior Center, and group dining sites to partner with other agencies and county/ cities to provide social events, lunch programs and, classes that are geared towards seniors over 50. If you or someone you know may need a hot meal, transportation, homecare, or just a daily telephone call, SCA pro-

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SERVE THANKSGIVING DINNER – Kevin N. Brown, left, and Ernest Brailey, assist church volunteers from Bethlehem Baptist Church in serving a community Thanksgiving meal.

Knights of Pythias officers assist with meal TIMMONSVILLE – The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias officers participated last week in Bethlehem Baptist Church's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Grand Outer Guard Sir Knight Ernest Brailey and Grand Chancellor of South Carolina Sir Knight Kevin N. Brown served at the event held on Nov. 23 in the Bethlehem Bap-

tist Church's Fellowship Hall in Timmonsville. The Knights of Pythias are based on "Friendship, Charity and Benevolence." Various organizations and persons worked with Bethlehem Baptist Church family to provide meals for the community. Dr. L.L. Cain is the pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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CAROL FROM PAGE 1B hours, but now she is nocturnal which means she takes her treatments from 8:30 p.m. until 4:30 a.m., three days a week. It is a slower process requiring 8 hours, but she sleeps through much of the treatments. Carol said she feels a lot better after dialysis and with the slower treatments she has noticed more energy. Carol has retained her sight in her right eye, but she admits problems distinguishing some colors. Due to her illness, she had to leave nursing school. Today, she can’t walk as much and she doesn’t drive anymore, admitting driving was hard to let go of. However, as the mother of a 12 year old at home, she is able to cook, clean, do laundry and shop. She also sings in her church choir. Carol is still able to travel and goes to New York every year, getting treatments there. Dialysis patients can go where ever they like and get treatments in the city they visit, she noted. “You can live life in fullness,” she explains. “You just have to do it a different way.” She and her husband Gerald have three older children and seven grandchildren. In 2004, Carol had a kidney transplant, but a dose of double pneumonia in 2006 caused it to fail and she was back on dialysis. Carol receives her dialysis treatments at Fresenius Kidney Care on North Cashua Drive. She and many of the other patients have become good friends. Carol says it is a scary thing to be hooked up to a machine and watch your blood go in and out of it, but it doesn’t bother her anymore. Many of the newer patients who have purchased her book have read it over and over, they tell her. The book is $15 and Carol says she wishes she could give it away, but she has to reimburse herself for the printing costs of her labor of love. If interested in obtaining a book, email carolcoaxum@gmail.com Her book is divided into 13 chapters, with one chapter for each step. The most importance steps are support from family and friends, she says. “My heart just goes out to them,” she commented, explaining you sometimes have to ask for help. Willpower, spiritual focus, humor, independence, motivation, nutrition, trusting, patience, knowledge, faith, facility and staff compete her 12 steps for surviving kidney dialysis. Carol is proud of her nephew, Alonzo Rivers of Pamplico, who did the illustrations for her book. Now that she has her first book behind her, Carol plans to write a children’s book.


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The Florence Little Theatre presents its first Schoolhouse Players production of the year, ‘Toy Land,’ to the public on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. We know how happy a toy is when it belongs to a little boy or girl, but what happens to a toy before that? It lives in Toy Land. The play begins on Christmas Eve and new toys arrive. The Toy Soldier must make sure they are ready to be taken to kids all over the world by Santa. Can the Toy Soldier get everything settled in time for Santa’s arrival? The FLT Schoolhouse Players troupe performs this fun, highly-interactive play that includes holiday music. Tickets are $4 for all ages. The play is recommended for ages 2-10 and families. The show length 35 minutes. Chuck Bender is the director for this production. It is sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Carolinas Hospital System is holding a Community Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 2, on its main campus, 805 Pamplico Highway. The event is free and open to the community. Festivities will get underway starting at 4 p.m. There will be hot cocoa, cookies, kids crafts, pictures with Santa, live music and an evening movie with popcorn. Live music will include choir performances by elementary and middle school students and Pee Dee TUBACHRISTMAS. Pee Dee TUBACHRISTMAS is part of the national Merry TUBACHRISTMAS events happening every December in more than 300 cities and foreign countries. Celebrating its 44th anniversary, TUBACHRISTMAS is made up of tuba, baritone and euphonium players from across the state and North Carolina. The group will play Christmas carols exclusively written for the tuba. “We’d like to invite the community and surrounding area to join us for this holiday event,” said Gary Malaer, Carolinas Hospital System CEO. “The holidays are a special time to be with loved ones and this event will be a great activity for the whole family. We hope to see everyone for this free event.”

Breakfast with Santa COWARD – Join Santa for breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Lynches River County Park from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Tickets are $5 a person and include a free photo with Santa and a goodie bag for the kids. Reservations are required. Call (843) 389-0550 to reserve a spot.

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