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Covered in Cotton (www.coveredincotton.com), was recently chosen as the overall winner in Gun & Garden Magazine’s annual ‘Made In The South’ contest. The business, owned by Ty and Tracy Woodward of Florence, was featured in the magazine’s December issue. The publicity led to Covered in Cotton being completely sold out of its high quality blankets and throws before the holiday shopping season began.

Online business in high cotton after winning ‘Made In The South’ contest NAME: St. Nicholas (a.k.a –Kris Kringle). FAMILY: Mrs. Claus and a workshop filled with hundreds of adopted Christmas elves. HOMETOWN: The North Pole. OCCUPATION: Santa Claus. HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Sleigh riding, eating cookies and milk, delivering toys. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? Good boys and girls.

Life is good for Ty and Tracy Woodward and family this holiday season. They have much for which to be thankful. Their online business, Covered in Cotton (www.coveredincotton.com), was completely sold out of its high quality cotton blankets and throws before the Christmas season began. They do still have hand towels available for purchase, but there will be no more blankets or throws available until January. As problems go, this would be a good one. The reason for the business’ recent success stems from its winning Gun & Garden Magazine’s Made in the South Awards contest. In winning the honor, the Woodwards received a $50,000 See COTTON, Page 2A

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Judicial center unveils murals A large crowd turned out Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Florence County Judicial Center for the unveiling of three murals painted by local artist Robert Garey. The paintings greet customers upon arrival in the rotunda of the $40 million building. Each of the 8feet by 10-feet paintings has a Florence setting. The centerpiece is of the famous “Mars Bluff Affair’ with Gideon Gibson in the center of the panel. The Florence County Historical Society commissioned Garey to create the mural. See MURALS, Page 3A

Sisters seeking assistance Sisters 4 the Future, a faithbased group with a mission to empower women, seniors and the homeless, is in need of assistance finding new kitchen appliances to operate their soup kitchen. “We are in need of a miracle,” said Sisters 4 the Future Director Terester McAllister McAllister said the organization is in need of a new stove as well as a new refrigerator for its soup kitchen. Located 4428 Pamplico Hwy.

Covered in Cotton owners Ty and Tracy Woodward pose in a field of cotton on the family farm in Darlington.

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Monster Jam returns

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The excitement will be at full throttle when the Monster Jam tour returns to the Florence Center in January. This. Is. Monster Jam!, an action-packed motorsports experience for families, will offer a high-octane weekend featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement. Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale now. Featuring skilled Monster Jam® athletes, fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor tearing up the dirt gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Racing competitions.

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CHERUB CHOIR: The Cherub Choir of First Baptist Church is shown in 1952 with the Sanctuary Choir and the Chapel Choir. Most are not identified, but on the front row, first on left is Lucille Cook, front row, second from right is Lannis Youmans (Coleman). A program lists choir mothers as Mrs. H.S. Humphries, Cherub I; Mrs. R.L. Nalley, Cherub II; Mrs. J.W. Webb, Carol Boys; Mrs. H.W. Creech, Carol Girls; Mrs. S.C. Foster, Chapel; Miss Joan Singletary and Miss Louise McCormick, accompanists; Samuel Shanko, Minister of Music and J. C. Hatfield, Minister of Education. Edward L. Byrd was pastor. Photo courtesy of Lannis Coleman. Do you have an old photo you would like to submit for The News Journal’s Do You Remember? You may do so by emailing a digital copy of the photo, including information on the photo, to editor@florencenewsjournal.com. You may also submit photos and information in person at our office, located at 312 Railroad Ave.

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prize and Covered in Cotton was featured in the magazine’s recent Made in the South edition. “It’s been pretty overwhelming,” said Tracy Woodward. “The response was far more than we anticipated, but we are very grateful.” Gun & Garden’s Made in the South contest drew hundreds of entries from potters, bakers, distillers, woodworkers, milliners, jewelers, glassblowers, and more. Editor’s sifted through the entries. In the end, Covered in Cotton came out on top. The judges were impressed by the beauty and quality of the blankets and

throws. The Woodward family lives in Florence, but their business is operated through their family’s 57-year-old farm in Darlington. Ty and Tracy began their business in 2017 with a vision to create a product from their locally grown upland cotton. All Covered in Cotton products are woven from a crop harvested from the family farm. Their three blanket designs are named for their children - Tate, Tyson and Tobin. To make the blankets, cotton harvested from Woodard Farms near Darlington travels to S.P. Coker Cotton Gin in Hartsville.

From there, it goes to Hill Spinning in Thomasville, N.C., then to the yarn plyer Shuford Mills in Hickory, N.C., down to the Weavetec Inc. in Blacksburg. Their final destination before returning home is Craig Industries in Lamar, where the blankets receive hand-sewn Covered in Cotton labels. Back in Florence, Tracy and Ty package and ship the finished blankets to buyers across the country. “It’s about a 500-mile round trip the cotton makes before it returns to us,” said Tracy. The company has a philanthropic side as well. Since last December, Covered in

Cotton has donated ninety blankets to families with children in hospitals in Columbia, Florence, and Charleston, and this fall, they added Greenville. Covered in Cotton recently added a few new offerings, including another throw, named for Ty’s grandmother; a line of swaddlestyle baby blankets; and six screen-printed dish towels. The Woodwards are excited about the future of their business. In the mean time, Tracy says they plan to enjoy the holidays before things get busy again in the new year.

Burch, John Robert, 91, ded Dec. 15, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Clark, Dr. John Robert Sr., 70, died Dec. 10, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Downey, Orville F. ‘Dusty’ Jr. ,75, died Dec.10, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Fischer, Geraldine W., 94, died Dec. 13, Belk Funeral Home. Gainey, Michael Lee, 49, died Dec. 9, Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Gerald, Danny Zack, 66. died Dec. 8, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Goebel, Ann Bird, 69, died Dec. 13, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Honney, Carolyn D., 82, died Dec. 11, Belk Funeral Home. Jordan, Helen Windham, died Dec. 10, Belk Funeral Home. Luke, Bryan, 60, died Dec. 11, Cain Funeral Home. Maclay, William Hayes, 88, died Dec. 14, Waters Funeral Home. Mixon, John Henry, 79, formerly of Timmonsville, died Dec. 11, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home Purvis, Wayne R.,76, died Dec. 11, Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Siebert, Ellen Chavis, 77, died Dec. 12, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Spell, Miriam King, 84, died Dec. 14, Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Young, Danny Leon, 66, died Dec. 14, Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Watford, Robert Dale, 68, died Dec.10. Belk Funeral Home. Wood, Henrietta “Rhetta” Blanding, died Dec.12, Belk Funeral Home.

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First Panel depicts early Florence village

Garey grew up in Florence and has been producing artwork since childhood. He lived and maintained a studio in New York City for 25 years before returning to his hometown in 2012. Since his return he has shown his work at ArtFields in 2013, '15, and '16. In 2017 had a solo show at the Florence County Museum entitled “The Fiddler’s Tale” that included the works he had shown at ArtFields. He has been producing murals in Florence as well as showing his paintings in different venues in Florence and in Charleston. Garey was joined at Thursday’s unveiling by his family and many friends.

Third Mural Panel depicts Florence scene in front of courthouse in 1940s. James ‘March of Dimes’ Jones can be seen on his bicycle on the left. Photos of murals courtesy of Robert Garey

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Toddler, Preschool Storytime The Florence Library will offer Toddler and Preschool Storytimes on Tuesday mornings. Children must be two years old to register for Toddler Storytime and 3, 4 or 5 years old to register for Preschool Storytime. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, simple crafts, and music for these programs. Toddler storytime will begin Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 9:30 a.m. and last 20 minutes. Preschool storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes.

The Florence Library will offer programs for babies birth to 23 months on Thursday mornings. There will be two groups: walkers and non-walkers. An adult caregiver will need to stay with the baby during the 15minute program. The programs will consist of music, fingerplays, and stories appropriate for these age groups. Baby Storytime begins Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. for non-walkers and Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. for walkers. The library will offer Fine Arts Friday for youth in grades 5K-3, beginning Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Children will work with a variety of art forms. Registration required. Call (843) 292-7382.

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Future Scholars offers the gift of education With a late Thanksgiving this year, I know many people are feeling the crunch of a shortened holiday season. And news of delivery delays and wondering whether your nifty packages will arrive on time just add to the holiday anxiety. But what if I told you there were some great last-minute gift ideas that could make a significant impact on the family and friends you care for most? As your State Treasurer and administrator of South Carolina’s award-winning 529 college savings plan, Future Scholar, giving the gift of a future education is an easy recommendation that I like to remind people of all throughout the year. An important child deserves an important gift – one he won’t break, grow tired of, or outgrow - the gift of education. And research has shown that children with college savings plans are more likely to attend, as well as graduate, from college than those with no savings at all. That’s why this holiday season, Future Scholar is making it easier than ever to give a treasured child in your life a truly meaningful gift with the introduction of Future Scholar gift cards. You can give the child a physical gift card as a present, or you can choose to send an instant link via text. Another option is to send a gift email. Gift cards are available in denominations ranging from $25 to $200, so you have plenty of gift giving options. And since presents aren’t just for the holidays, Future Scholar also offers gift card designs for new babies, birthdays, graduations and any other important milestone you wish to celebrate. The lucky recipient of your gift won’t need to have an existing Future Scholar account. Once the child has received your gift card, parents who haven’t already, can open an account and deposit your gift. There is no minimum to open an account, so whichever denomination you choose will help start the child on the path to higher education. Account holders can redeem the gift card by visiting www.futurescholar.com/redeem and depositing your gift in a Future Scholar account. At the State Treasurer’s Office, we have worked to make it easier for family and friends to save with top-rated Future Scholar because we want to help you give a child the key to a bright future through education. Before you know it, the important child in your life will be using these funds to pay for the educational expenses that will help him or her achieve exciting career goals. Future Scholar funds can be used at any accredited school in the nation, as well as more than 600 international schools. Accredited schools include universities, community colleges, technical colleges and many trade schools such as culinary schools, cosmetology schools or massage therapy schools. Not only can Future Scholar help pay for tuition, but it can also help pay for other educational expenses such as computers, printers, textbooks, housing, and meal plans. If you’re still looking for the perfect last-minute gift, I hope you will consider the gift of education. You won’t have to brave the holiday crowds, choose the best color, or pick the right size to give the best gift money can buy. And you can be sure the gift of education is one a lucky child in your life will never outgrow. Happy Holidays to you and your family! To give a child the gift of education, visit www.futurescholar.com/gifts.

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Shining the true lights of Christmas I love Christmas lights. Not the glowing bulbs strung on Christmas trees or the blinking and flashing offering some sort of season’s greetings. The Christmas lights I speak of are people who shine the true lights of Christmas, hope, peace, joy, and, by far the most important, love. When I see someone being a blessing to another in some way, the season seems so much brighter. When we give the gifts of hope, joy, peace or love to someone who really needs it, be they a friend or a complete stranger, we are shining the true lights of Christmas. The holiday season is not easy for many. It’s hard to find Christmas joy when your heart is breaking due to a loved one who is no longer with you, or when you are fraught with worry over an illness, or depressed over the loss of a job or a relationship that recently ended. Joy can be so elusive at times, and when we look around and see others being joyful while we are not, it can make matters even worse. Sometimes the best gifts we can give are the chance to smile, a reason to hope, some peace of mind, or just a real good hug that reminds a person they are loved and not alone. Some mighty fine folks from Mullins and Marion and many, many other places recently shined the true lights of Christmas on a family in desperate need of hope, peace, joy and love. Carla Peele of Mullins, a

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stay-at-home wife and mother of two boys, died Dec. 1 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was 40. Her parents, Raymond and Jean, husband, Andrew, sons Carl-Thomas and Samuel, and the rest of her family were left shattered by Carla’s tragic and untimely death. For them, Christmas joy will not come easy. Tracy Beanz, a family friend, heard of Carla’s death and decided to start a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses and to simply relieve some of the financial burdens from Andrew. The campaign began Dec. 2 with a modest goal of a few thousand dollars. “I just felt like it would be some help to him to start this (campaign) to help with expenses and take one thing off his plate,” Beanz wrote in her initial post. “If you could find it in your heart to give to this family it would mean the world to me. God bless you, and God bless the Peele family during this difficult time.” In less than 48 hours, the campaign had surpassed $34,000. As of Dec. 12, the campaign’s total was just over $40,500. More than 1,100 donors have contributed, from $5 or $10 to as much a few

hundred. This was Beanz post on Dec. 4: “Hello to all of the amazingly generous people who have given from their hearts to this campaign. It has far surpassed anything I could have hoped for. I’ve spoken with Andrew today. He wanted me to convey to you how overwhelmed he is with everything you have done here - in just a few short days over a thousand of you have taken what was one of the biggest stresses for this family and made it so that they could take a breath. He is so very grateful for each and every one of you - for the kindness you have shown and the time you have taken to share notes of support for he and his family through this difficult time. He is overflowing with thanks and gratitude for you. You may never understand what you’ve done for them. He thanks you all from the bottom of his heart.” On Dec. 6, two days before his wife was laid to rest, Andrew Peele personally offered his thanks in a post: “Thank you so much to everyone. I still can’t believe how many people wanted to help. My kids and I are still reeling from the sudden loss of their mother. But your compassion has given me enough breathing room to take care of my kids in a way that I couldn’t see possible before Tracy shared my story. It has truly warmed my heart and would have warmed (Carla’s) as well to see people from many different denominations, religions, faiths, political back-

grounds, states and even countries show such a level of compassion for a family they did not know. We are all connected. We forget that sometimes. Thank you.” Two days later, Andrew shared a second post expressing his overwhelming gratitude. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their kindness. It warms my heart and would hers as well to know how many people from all walks of life showed compassion to our family regardless of if they even knew us. (Carla) had the biggest and purest heart of anyone I’ve even known, my kids and I will always miss her, but you guys have helped soften this blow with your outpouring of love. Thank you.” Christmas will no longer be the same for the Peeles, and this year will be particularly difficult, but thanks to a thousand or so true Christmas lights, they will know that they are loved and cared for far more than they realize and that they are not alone. The gift they received through the GoFundMe can’t be measured in dollars. It came in the form of a glimmer of joy, a feeling of peace, a ray of hope, and a light of love in their darkest moments. Folks, say a prayer for the Peele family and remember the meaning of the true Christmas lights. “For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given.” – Isaiah 9:6.

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Holiday concert ushers in the season You know the lyrics … “Deck the halls with boughs of holly …” Sadly, songs like “Deck the Halls” fall victim to commercialism. This time of year businesses and ad agencies cram the airwaves with cheesy jingles. Yes, this time of year ads hijack Christmas songs to sell everything under the sun. It takes zero creativity to fit ad copy to music. Zero. But, genuine Christmas music lives on. Let’s deck the concert halls with great musicians so we can still hear heartfelt Christmas music, and not just in churches. Sunday, Dec. 1, I attended a concert in Charlotte, N.C., with my daughter, Beth, and her family. It was a long but special evening. We made the fivehour roundtrip from Apex, North Carolina, to Charlotte to the Dale F. Halton Theater to enjoy the Charlotte Civic Orchestra’s Eight Annual “Christmas Extravaganza,” a delight for the ears, eyes, and spirit. Beth’s oldest son, Ben, plays viola in the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, so it was especially special. Fifty-five musicians, a conductor, an emcee, fourteen ballerinas, thirty dancers, ten holiday singers, a soprano, a bari-

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tone, and my grandson entertained a packed house for well over two hours. For me the evening ushered in the Christmas spirit and I caught myself recalling many a Christmas as a child as the orchestra and dancers staged a spectacle. Fabulous costuming, wonderful music, Christmas decorations, and a well-organized and -performed concert made for a memorable evening. No political correctness on this night. We enjoyed a Christmas Extravaganza, not a Holiday Extravaganza. The word “Christmas” rang out loud and clear. “Christ Is Born,” in fact, provided the grand finale. Leading up to it were Christmas classics such as Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and somewhere among all the strings, brass, and percussions I heard “Jingle Bells,” a song that both Savannah, Georgia, and Medford, Massachusetts, claim as their own. (The towns feuded over the song

written by James L. Pierpont. Upset mayors even wrote tart missives to one another.) “Sleigh Ride,” “Wassail,” “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” and other songs provided an evening with something for everyone, including “The Santa Express,” as musical tastes go. I kept my eyes on Ben as he contributed to the harmonies pouring forth from the stage. I felt like I was in New York City—it was that grand. For me the concert was more than special. It was seeing just what a good upbringing accomplishes. I’ve followed Ben’s path to adulthood for over twentytwo years now. I have a photo of him as a toddler wearing his Lion King costume and I have photos of him receiving his college diploma. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he works as a data scientist for Lowe’s. His mom and dad made all the right decisions, sacrificed, and “raised him right” as we say down South. They raised all three children right, and it shows, beautiful music of another kind, music that gives well beyond Christmas year round, year after year.

Tom Poland is a syndicated columnist and a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest honor. Contact at www.tompoland.net.

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A reminder about Christmas By Carl Redding Christmas is the day of celebrating the supernatural birth of Jesus Christ our Lord, the Son of God. Jesus’ birth was supernatural because of the Prophetic accuracy of the Bible. Jesus was born of a virgin. This was the fulfillment of the words of the prophet Isaiah spoken seven hundred years before the birth of Christ. “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) Matthew quoted this verse in Matt. 1:23 and added “which being interpreted is, God with us.” Jesus is the incarnation of God. How supernatural is that? Matthew 1:22 declares: “Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet.” Jesus’ birth was supernatural because of His mother’s divine conception; not of her Immaculate Conception. Matthew 1:18 says, “She was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew

1:20 says, “That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Jesus was born of a virgin. Mary knew no man before giving birth to Jesus. Jesus’ birth was supernatural because of the plan and purpose for which He came. Matthew 1:21 says, “and she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.” Jesus’ name means salvation. He says in Luke 19:10, “The Son of Man is come to seek and save that which was lost,” God’s plan of salvation, the gospel of Jesus Christ, is for His Son to be born of a virgin, to live a sinless life, to die on the cross for the sins of the world, be buried, and be resurrected from the tomb and that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. The same supernatural power that caused Mary to conceive, and raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that restores life to man’s dead souls; i.e., the power of the Holy Spirit. “But if the Spirit of Him that

raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (make alive) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you” (Rom. 8:11). God offers us the supernatural gift of salvation. Will you receive Him? It is the only way. ”Ye must be born again.” John 3:7 Choice or Consequence; God gives man the Choice. We don’t get to choose the Consequence that will result in the rejection of Christ as Savior. This Christmas receive the greatest gift of all; God’s Son. “Merry Christ!”

SISTERS FROM PAGE 1A the soup kitchen serves meals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. No one is ever turned away. She said the soup kitchen is also in need of shelving. The soup kitchen is operated in conjunction with the Goodwill store. The meals are served by volunteers. To volunteers or make a contribution, contact Sisters 4 the Future through its Facebook page, by email at sister4thefuture@gmail. com, or by phone at (843) 610- 4549.

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2019-DR-21-1287 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Nicole Jones, Thomas Jones Charles Brundage Defendants. IN THE INTERESTS OF: Brenden Boivin DOB: 07/21/2005 Minor under the age of 18 TO DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the Complaint for Removal in and to

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the minor child in this action, the original of which has been filed on September 17, 2019 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County 181 N. Irby St., Suite 2700, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at Laura J. Bardsley/G. Conrad Derrick, 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the Merits hearing in this matter is scheduled for February 4,

2020 at 9:30 a.m.at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Laura J. Bardsley, SC Bar # 13484 G. Conrad Derrick, SC Bar # 1652 Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354/(843) 6739247 Florence, South Carolina 2019 (12/4,12/11,12/18/19 LEGAL NOTICE Whereas, Laurie Edward Jones died testate on February 2, 2019, leaving behind five (5) said daughters, Paula Leslie, Jennifer

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Jones, Lori McDonald, Michelle Douglas and Joy Lynn Wilson. James Keefe, Jr., personal representative of his estate has made diligent effort to locate Jennifer Jones, whose whereabouts are unknown. This notice by publication is a final attempt trying to contact Jennifer Jones an heir of the late Laurie Edward Jones prior to disbursing estate assets and closing the estate file. Now, therefore, this is to give notice to Jennifer Jones to notify the Florence County Probate Court or contact James Keefe, Jr. at (843) 3192784 by 12-20-19. (12/11,12/18,12/25/19) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that RALDEX V, INC DBA HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 3440 W. RADIO DR. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than DECEMBER 27, 2019. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed.

Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (12/11,12/18,12/25/19) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that RALDEX IV, INC DBA HAMPTON INN & SUITES, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 1735 STOKES RD. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than DECEMBER 27, 2019. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (12/11,12/18,12/25/19) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that RALDEX III, INC DBA HAMPTON INN & SUITES,

intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 3000 W. RADIO DR. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than DECEMBER 27, 2019. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (12/11,12/18,12/25/19) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2019-CP-21-02231 James T. Johnson, Plaintiff, vs. Ruth Dickey Martin, Joseph Jackson, Beulah J. Bynum, Minus Jackson, and Bertha Harkless, Alice Boyd, Estate of Bishop L. Hunter, and all other Persons unknown or having or claiming any Right, title, estate, or interest in or lien

upon The real property described in the Complaint Herein, being designated collectively as JANE DOE and RICHARD ROE, including All heirs, distributees, or devisees of any Unknown person, any minors, and including persons non compos mentis and all other persons under any disability of any kind or nature who might have claim to any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien upon the real property described in the Complaint, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint upon the subscriber, at his office, 403 Second Loop Road, Florence, South Carolina 295043057, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint in the time aforesaid, a judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. s/FRANK C. SWAGGARD FRANK C. SWAGGARD ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF WUKELA LAW FIRM P.O. Box 13057 Florence, SC 29502-3057 843-669-5634

Florence, South Carolina August 14, 2019 (12/18, 12/25, 1/2/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-02546 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Mary Spradley a/k/a Mary L. Spradley; Tara Village Neighborhood Association of Florence, SC, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on January 7, 2020 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 2 IN BLOCK BB ON A PLAT OF TARA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 5, MADE BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, DATED OCTOBER 1974 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15 AT PAGE 262, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. REFERENCE SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARY L. SPRADLEY BY

DEED OF CHARLES C. CHANEY AND VICKI T. CHANEY DATED MARCH 9, 1987 AND RECORDED MARCH 10, 1987 IN BOOK A261 AT PAGE 1946 AND RE-RECORDED MAY 5, 1987 IN BOOK A265 AT PAGE 637 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3737 Gable Terrace, Florence, SC 29505-7210 TMS: 0181201-382 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

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6A Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.64% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (12/18,12/25,1/1/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-01058 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust, not individually but as trustee for Pretium Mortgage Acquisition Trust vs. Charles Adam Evans a/k/a Charles A. Evans; Branch Banking & Trust Company; Florence County Clerk of Court; South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services; Banco Popular North America f/k/a Equity One, Inc; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on January 7, 2020 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the high-

est bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING SHOWN AS LOT NO. 1-B ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT PREPARED FOR CHRISTOPHER DORRELL, BY LIND, HICKS, & ASSOC. SURVEYORS, INC., DATED MAY 3, 2004 AND RECORDED MAY 11, 2004 IN PLAT BOOK 83 AT PAGE 440, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. REFERENCE SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2000 HORTON MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER H171248GL&R. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CHARLES ADAM EVANS BY DEED OF CHRISTOPHER R. DORRELL DATED JUNE 2, 2004 AND RECORDED JULY 2, 2004 IN BOOK A853 AT PAGE 776 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2921 Willow Creek Road, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 00213-01-134 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest

bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.24% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (12/18,12/25,1/1/19) NOTICE OF SALE 2019-CP-21-01557 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. against Pharish A. Pinckney a/k/a Pharish Adolphus Pinckney, Yolanda Graham Pinckney and QHG of South Carolina, Inc. dba Carolinas Hospital System, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on January 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence Florence County Judicial Center in Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel

or lot of land containing one (1) acre as shown on a map of property surveyed for Gary E. West by Nesbitt Surveying Company, dated March 21, 1999, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Plat Book 71 at Page 144. The said property being bounded on the Northeast and East by other property of the Grantors herein; on the Southwest by Bethel Road (State Hwy S403) and on the West by property of John L. Floyd. The said property measuring 95 feet on its Northeast and South West sides and 363.03 feet on its East and West sides. Reserving, however, unto Grantors, their heirs and assigns a 20 foot Easement for ingress and egress for Pedestrians and vehicular traffic to be used by the Grantors, their heirs, assigns and tenants and/or other invitees, said Easement being located on the Western side of the property as shown on the above referenced map. Also includes a mobile/manufactured home, a 1999 GRAN Mobile Home VIN# GAGMTD3670AB This being the same property conveyed unto Pharish Adolphus Pinckney and Yolanda Graham Pinckney by deed of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. dated October 31, 2017 and recorded November 1, 2017 in Deed Book B718 at Page 1628 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No. 00114-37-006 (land) 320045-382 (mobile home) Property Address: 1191 North Bethel Road, Scranton, SC 29591 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of said bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the successful 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 Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions (at the risk of the said defaulting bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supple-

mental Order. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.2300%. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. Honorable Haigh Porter Master in Equity Florence County Riley Pope & Laney, LLC Post Office Box 11412 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 799-9993 Attorneys for Plaintiff (12/18,12/25,1/1/20) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company vs. Elorie B. Blalock a/k/a Elorie B. Weaver a/k/a Elorie Broach Weaver a/k/a Elorie Blalock, Individually, and as Personal Representative for the Estate of Ellen W. Marlowe a/k/a Ellen Weaver Marlowe; John Marlowe, Jr.; John Marlowe, Sr.; Joseph Marlowe; United States of America, acting by and through its agency, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Any Heirs-At-Law or Devisees of Ellen W. Marlowe a/k/a Ellen Weaver Marlowe, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, C/A No. 2019CP2101806. The following property will be sold on January 7, 2020 at 11:00AM at the Florence County Courthouse to the highest bidder. ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL

OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 13 IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WEST MINISTER DRIVE AND KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 40 ON A PLAT OF DELMAE HEIGHTS MADE BY A.L. ERVIN ON MARCH 9, 1950, AND RECORDED IN THE RECORDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK K AT PAGE 17, SAID LOT MEASURES ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET ON WEST MINISTER DRIVE AND RUNS BACK IN DEPTH IN PARALLEL LINES ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) FEET. IT IS BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY WEST MINISTER DRIVE ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 41; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 15; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 39, ALL OF WHICH IS MORE FULLY SHOWN ON THE ABOVE REFERRED TO PLAT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ELLEN W. MARLOWE AND RESERVING A LIFE ESTATE TO ELORIE B BLALOCK BY DEED FROM ELORIE B. BLALOCK ( FORMERLY ELORIE B WEAVER) RECORDED AUGUST 29, 1996 IN DEED BOOK A473, PAGE 382, IN THE R.M.C OFFICE OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER ELLEN W. MARLOWE DIED ON NOVEMBER 24, 2008 LEAVING HER REMAINDER INTEREST TO HER HEIRS OR DEVISEES. TMS No. 90021-04-022 Property Address: 1516 S Westminister Dr, Florence, SC 29501 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 30 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.540%. For

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court at C/A 2019CP2101806. Notice: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining and independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. William S. Koehler Attorney for Plaintiff 1201 Main Street, Suite 1450 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 828-0880 Fax: (803) 828-0881 scfc@alaw.net Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County A-4712825 12/18/2019, 12/25/2019, 01/01/2020 MASTER IN EQUITY’S SALE CASE NO. 2019-CP-21-02585 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Cadle Company II, Inc. against Double D Enterprises of Florence, LLC, Cooper Dean McKenzie and Wanda G. McKenzie, I, the Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 11:00 am 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 all improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 11.5 acres, fronting 197.64 feet on SC 21-918, as shown on a plat made for William R. Andrews, a copy of which is filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 68 at Page 130. For a more particular description, reference is hereby made to said plat.This being the same property conveyed to Double D Enterprises of Florence, LLC by deed of Cooper D. McKenzie (d/b/a Carolina Estates Mobile Home Park) and Cooper D. McKenzie, Individually and Wanda G. McKenzie dated June 2, 2014 and recorded June 4, 2014 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County, South Carolina in Book B 524 at Page 1753. Old Wallace Gregg Road Florence, SC 29501 TMS # 00242-01014 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of 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 Master in Equity 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 demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. s/Benjamin E. Grimsley S.C. Bar No. 70335 Grimsley Law Firm, LLC Attorney for the Plaintiff PO Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 803-233-1177 (12/18,12/25,1/1/20) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-01873 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SOUTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FLORENCE DUPONT EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION vs. ESTATE OF SAMMY WINDHAM A/K/A SAMMY C. WINDHAM, deceased; and all other unknown children, issue, and spouses, as heirs of Sammy C. Windham, deceased, and any other unknown heirs, heirs-at-law, distributees, devisees, creditors, if any, of Sammy C. Windham, deceased, and, if any of the same be deceased, then their heirs, personal representatives, administrators, successors and assigns, and all others entitled to claim or claiming through them, also all other persons unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, interest, in or lien upon the real estate described in the

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Complaint herein, commonly described as 938 Turner Road, Florence, SC 29506; also any unknown persons who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, and/or persons under a legal disability, being a class designated as Richard Roe; MARY WINDHAM HARRELL SHIREY; DOROTHY WINDHAM O’NEAL, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the Southeast of the City and in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing seventy-two one-hundredths (0.72) acres according to a plat of the same made by D.C. Barbot & Associates, Inc. dated February 28, 1974 and lying East of State Road S 21-1000. This lot faces on said road one hundred (100) feet and runs back in depth in parallel lines on its Northern line three hundred twentyseven and twenty-seven hundredths (327.27) feet and on its Southern line three hundred twelve and two tenths (312.2) feet and is bounded as follows, towit: on the North by property of Johnny L. Montrose, on the East by property of Sarah Houck Temple, on the South by property of Johnny O. Terry and on the West by State Road S-211000. This being the same property conveyed to Sammy C. Windham and Laura F. Windham by deed of Dorothy Ayres Turner (now Calhoun) recorded on September 23, 1985 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A-235 at page 527; AND being the same property conveyed to Sammy C. Windham by Deed of Distribution of the Estate of Laura F. Windham by Sammy C. Windham, Personal Representative, dated April 24, 2015 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B571 at Page 1208. TMS #0017801-026 Property Address: 938 Turner Road, Florence, SC 29506 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) per cent 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 twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.00% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements, encumbrances 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. So Ordered s/Haigh Porter, 3082 Electronically signed on 2019-11-21 10:19:02 Cynthia Jordan Lowery Moore & Van Allen, PLLC 78 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 843-579-7000 (12/18,12/25,1/1/20)

NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First Reliance Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Joann Gannon Talbott /ak/a Joann G. Talbott, Christina T. Dewitt a/k/a Christi Dewitt, Discover Bank, Troy Capital, LLC, The South Carolina Department of Revenue and Stratford Place Condominium Association, Inc., CA# 2019-CP21-01679, I, the undersigned, will sell on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain residential unit, being Unit Stratford Place Horizontal Property Regime, undivided interest in and to the common area appurtenant to said residential Unit A-8, Building 701, together with the and 1imited common area appurtenant to said residential unit. This being the same property con-


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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 veyed to JoAnn Gannon Talbott and Christina T. DeWitt by deed of Nancy High and Marcia Lyles recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS # 00511 01 191 Property address: 701 Stratford Place, Florence, SC 29501 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been waived, the bidding will remain not open for a period of 30 days after the sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately after the sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees.SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, CONDOMINUIM FEES (OTHER THAN PLAINTFF), ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County November 21, 2019 Florence, South Carolina (12/18,12/25,1/1/20) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2019-CP-21-01615 First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company Plaintiff, -vsChandra T. Register, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Joseph R. Touchberry Jr aka Joseph R. Touchberry; Vickie T. Hediger, and any other Heirs-atLaw or Devisees of Joseph R. Touchberry Jr aka Joseph R. Touchberry, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe and The Citizens Bank, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company vs. Chandra T. Register, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Joseph R. Touchberry Jr aka Joseph R. Touchberry; Vickie T. Hediger, and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Joseph R. Touchberry Jr aka Joseph R. Touchberry, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or

persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe and The Citizens Bank, I, Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County , will sell on January 7, 2020, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements, thereon, situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being designated as Lot No. 1, in Block B, on a plat of Pine Forest Plantation made by Frank E. Hinson, dated February 26, 1961, and recorded in Plat Book Q at Page 95, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The said lot fronts on the East side of Rosemary Avenue for a distance of 100.5 feet and is in depth on its south side 200 feet and on its Northern line 205 feet and is bounded as follows: North by property now or formerly of Griffin; East by Rosemary Avenue; South by Lot No. 2, in Block B; and West by Lot No. 4 in Block B. Reference being made to the above referenced map for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Joseph R. Touchberry, Jr. by deed of Thomas C. Grice recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on June 24, 1964, in Deed Book A13 at Page 277. TMS #: 90111-01-007 2017 Rosemary Avenue, Florence, SC 29505 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date.The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.490% per annum. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County (12/18,12/25,1/1/20) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2019-CP-21-01540 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. against Eloise P. Lewis, et al., I, the undersigned Master in

Equity for Florence County, will sell on January 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Courthouse, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of Lake City, County of Florence and State of South Carolina, designated as Lot #1, Block A, located in McGregor Subdivision, containing 0.262 of an acre. Said Lot is more particularly shown, described and delineated on a Plat prepared by David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated March 22, 1985, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 26 at Page 760. This being the same property conveyed unto Eloise O. Lewis by Deed from The Citizens Bank recorded in the Florence County recorder's office on February 3, 2004 in Book A 814, Page 1603. Parcel No. 01682-01-001 Property Address: 500 McGregor Circle Lake City, SC 29560 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment being waived by Plaintiff, the sale shall close on the Sales Day. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.06% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, Florence COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columba, SC 29201 803-509-5078 / File # 1942005 (12/18,12/25,1/1/20)

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Duke grants will benefit non-profits Commitment to the communities we serve is part of all that we do at Duke Energy. It truly makes an impact when we roll up our sleeves to volunteer or help nonprofit organizations do the great work they do for those who might need a little help. After many conversations with nonprofits here in the Pee Dee, we came to understand a bit better how Duke Energy could help them help our neighbors across the region. That’s why today we’re proud to announce we are partnering with seven free medical clinics and three food programs to provide $140,000 in grants to assist

Representatives of the Quilts of Valor organization wrap Aubrey Snipes in a especially-made homemade quilt during a birthday celebration Sunday, Dec. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Snipes will turn 100 on Dec. 31.

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Francis Marion University’s School of Business is once again providing career-minded managers and managers-to-be with an opportunity to earn another credential that can help them become a more effective leader in their organization. The third cohort of the Certificate in Executive Management Class will launch in January and will provide an in-depth study of the skills and knowledge necessary to advance within the world of business. Organizers say only a few places remain for the class. The program focuses on five key components within business leadership – communication, creating organizational culture, leadership, data analytics, and strategic thinking. Dr. Hubert Setzler, associate professor of Management and the Nellie Cooke Sparrow Professor of Business at Francis Marion University School of Business, believes the course will offer ample opportunities for attendees to garner unique insights into how they can advance their careers. “The Certificate in Executive Management is part of Francis Marion’s mission to help organizations who are looking to enhance their upcoming manager’s leadership and management skills,” Setzler says. “For people looking to enhance their careers, this will be a big help. In today’s workplace, it’s often not enough to simply be good at your job. It’s necessary to function as an effective leader, and this program will provide the means to do that.” The course will be provided in five installments throughout the spring, meeting once a month beginning January at the Carter Center for Health Sciences at 200 W. Evans St. in downtown Florence

Close friend Gene Walsh shares a moment with Aubrey Snipes after he was presented a certificate and pin from the Veterans Administration

Purple Heart is among his many military medals, ribbons and honors. After recovering, Snipes returned to combat and was assigned to a unit to fight the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge. He said of the 36,500 days that he has been on earth, that one day in early June of 1944 helped shape

his life forever. When the war ended Snipes returned to work for CP&L. Two years later he met and married his wife, Josephine. They lived for some time in Raleigh before moving to Florence. Snipes retired after 40 years with the company. Snipes and his wife of 72 years are active members of

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WWII vet nears 100 William Aubrey Snipes celebrated his 100th birthday in grand style Sunday, Dec. 8 during a drop-in at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Florence. Dozens of family members and friends joined in the celebration. A resident of Florence, Snipes is a New Year’s baby, born Dec. 31,1919 in Bibb County, Ala. At age 22, he began his career with Carolina Power and Light. One year later, he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army. He served as staff sergeant under Assistant Division Commander Teddy Roosevelt Jr. In June 1944, Snipes, along with his Infantry Division and troops from England and Canada, sailed to the coast of Normandy to take part in the D-Day invasion. Snipes said he remembers jumping off his ship ready to take over Utah Beach. The day, June 6, 1944, is ingrained in his memory. Snipes was wounded in the fight and a

these agencies do the incredibly important and impactful work they do each day. Free medical clinics provide much-needed free medical assistance to low income, uninsured adults who do not have healthcare benefits. Each of the following free clinics will receive $10,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation: Sumter United Ministries Free Clinic, Helping Hands Free Medical Clinic in Marion, Mercy Medicine Free Clinic in Florence, Free

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Pets of the Week The Jayne H. Boswell animal shelter is a partnership with the Florence Area Humane Society and the City of Florence. The shelter is located at 1434 McCurdy Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Contact them by phone at either (843) 629-5456 or (843) 669-2921. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $85 for dogs. The fee includes first vaccines and spay/neuter. The shelter is always in need of volunteers, foster families, and donations.

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Book clubs Bookworms Club The Florence Library’s Bookworms Club is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 3-5 and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

An American Bald Eagle adorns the quilt of valor presented to World War II veteran Aubrey Snipes.

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himself to have a most fortunate life. During his birthday celebration, Snipes was presented a certificate and pin

from the Veterans Administration. He was also presented a handmade quilt by the Quilts of Valor organization.

Middle Grade Book Club This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 6-8 and meets on the fourth Monday of each month. The first meeting is Monday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Members of the HopeHealth Children of Hope committee gathered Dec. 10 to wrap hundreds of gifts for families receiving assistance through this program. The Children of Hope program was originally created more than 20 years ago by the HopeHealth Infectious Diseases staff in Florence, but it has now has expanded into Manning and Florence pediatrics and to HopeHealth in Orangeburg and Aiken. In 2016, 16 families were helped and 30 families in 2018. In July, the first-ever HopeHealth employee appeal, themed Christmas in July, raised more than $27,000 to help fund the 2019 Children of Hope program and will benefit more than 80 patient families this Christmas. Top left, the HopeHealth wrapping team poses with some of the more than 500 gifts wrapped for the HopeHealth Children of Hope Christmas program. Bottom left, Christmas elf, also known as Meggie Baker, director of corporate compliance at HopeHealth, wraps a gift.

Tweens program The Florence Library will offer programs for children in grades 3-5 on Wednesday afternoons, consisting of movies, stories, and crafts. The programs will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and will last 30 to 45 minutes.

Library activities Monday Labs The library will be offering Monday Library Lab for children in grades 4 – 6 beginning Monday, Jan.6 at 3:30 p.m. Children will be learning about a variety of science concepts. Registration is required and space is limited. Sunday Family Movies The Florence County Library will be having popular movies for families on Sundays beginning Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. The movies are rated either G or PG and are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at (843) 292-7382.

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No clear favorite entering Carolina Classic Several coaches pointed out at last week’s prep-tournament luncheon that there is no clear favorite for this year’s Pepsi Carolina Classic presented by S.C. Federal Credit Union, one of the area’s premiere high school basketball tournaments. “This is the first year in some time when there will not be a team designated as ‘the team to beat’ going in,” said Hartsville head coach Yusef English. Organizers chose not to seed the teams for this year’s tournament, which is scheduled for Dec. 26-28 at the Florence Center. Tournament director Larry Johnson did say organizers tried to match the teams so that each would have a first round game against an opponent they do not usually face. “We have a very talented field this year,” said Johnson. “That’s an indication of the high caliber of players and coaches we have in

this area.” This is Johnson’s first year as tournament director. Now the assistant superintendent of Darlington County Schools, Johnson played in the first Carolina Classic in 1986 as a member of Wilson High School. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and students and can be purchased at the FlorenceCenter box office or online at www.florencecenter.com. Children five and under will be admitted free. Thursday’s first round games include Marion against Darlington, South Florence against Hartsville, Wilson against Lee Central, and North Augusta taking on West Florence. The tournament will continue with semifinal games at 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s championship game will tip off at 7:30 p.m. West Florence, under coach Daryl Jarvis, enters the Classic as

defending champions. The Knights have won four of the last five classics. Jarvis said he knows to win again this year will not be easy and he hopes his players will rise to the occasion. Coach Anthony Heilbroom leads a young, but talented Darlington team in the classic. The Falcons and Knights have split a pair of early season match-ups. The two are scheduled to meet for a third time on Thursday. The Bruins of South Florence are off to a fair start under firstyear head coach Christian Savage. Wilson Head Coach Ken Spencer says his team is inexperienced, but is gradually improving. Hartsville’s Red Foxes won the classic in 2017. English said his team plans to give its best effort this year. Marion, a regular competitor in the Carolina Classic, enters this year’s tournament under new

FMU trio named to all-region team

Pepsi Carolina Classic presented by S.C. Federal Credit Union Dec. 26-28, 2019 Florence Center Thursday 3 p.m. – Marion vs. Darlington 4:30 p.m. – South Florence vs. Hartsville 6 p.m. – Wilson vs. Lee Central 7:30 p.m. – North Augusta vs. West Florence Friday 3 p.m. – Consolation Game No. 1 4:30 p.m. – Consolation Game No. 2 6 p.m. – Semifinal No. 1 7:30 p.m. – Semifinal No. 2 Saturday 3 p.m. – 7th Place Game 4:30 p.m. – 5th Place Game 6 p.m. – 3rd Place Game 7:30 p.m. – Championship Game

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the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 poll, including three weeks in the Top 10. The group also helped FMU allow only 80 shots on goal this season for a 3.64 per match average. Francis Marion scored the third-most goals (40) in the Peach Belt. For Zamora and Pollard, it was the second AllRegion accolades earned this fall as both were earlier chosen for the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Southeast Region Team.

Hall of Fame tickets on sale Tickets for the 2020 Chick-fil-A Florence Athletic Hall of Fame are on sale at the Florence Center administrative offices or through a Board of Directors member. The banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Florence Center ballroom, and will celebrate the 15th class of inductees. A social will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Information can be found at www.florenceathletichalloffame.com. or contact Board President Mark Wade, at (843) 992-4658.

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Flip White of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters paid a visit to the Boys & Girls Club in Florence Dec. 12. The Globetrotters will come to the Florence Center on Jan. 10. At top, White teaches a young man how to spin a basketball on his finger. Below, he speaks with the youth before putting on a display of his ball-handling skills.

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Three members of the Francis Marion University men’s soccer team have been selected to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s AllSoutheast Region Team.. Patriot sophomore midfielder Oliver Peters and freshman midfielder Alvaro Zamora were both named to the first team, while sophomore defender Sam Pollard was selected to the third team. The trio was instrumental in this past season’s historic run under first-year head coach Luis Rincon. Francis Marion registered a 16-5-1 record – equaling the third-most wins in program history – and won the Peach Belt Conference Tournament resulting in the program’s third trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament (FMU advanced to the second round). The Patriots spent six weeks nationally ranked in

head coach Leon Johnson. Lee Central is a first-timer to the classic. North Augusta returns to the classic after missing last year due to a scheduling conflict. The Yellow Jackets have played in four of the last five classics. The tournament has a new presenting sponsor this year in South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Other sponsors include Pepsi-Cola Bottling, McDonald’s, Jebaily Law Firm, the Florence Center, Blue Choice Health Plans of S.C., and the Florence Morning News/SCNOW.com. The holiday tournament, in its 34th year, serves as an annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee. Since its inception, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for the organization. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee.

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