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NEIGHBORS NAME: Julie Maxham FAMILY: Husband Dave, three children, one granddaughter BORN: Hartford, Conn., lives in Florence OCCUPATION: Development Director for the House of Hope HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Traveling, beach, reading WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? The pace, especially after living in Baltimore for 25 years. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? Everything is based on my relationship with Christ. Also my husband.

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New Year looking bright for Florence BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. The new year looks bright for Florence with several major construction projects expected to be completed in 2018. The new Florence Judicial Center is expected to be finished in January, said Florence County Council Chairman Kent Caudle. “It looks like we’ll have a February ribbon-cutting,” he said, hopefully. The $32 million, 120,000square-foot building is nearing completion at North Irby Street, across from the existing County Administration Building. The threestory structure will provide space for approximately 170 court employees and delineate the different functions of the Circuit Court, Family Court, Probate Court, Clerk of Court, and judicial support areas. Stevens & Wilkinson, based in Atlanta and Columbia, serves as the architecture, engineering and interior design firm. Goforth Brown & Associates of Florence, is associate architect, and BE&K Building Group of Greenville is in charge of construction. Visitors will enter the impressive new building through a lightfilled three story rotunda in the southeastern corner. Functions on the first floor will represent the most public traffic – the jury assembly room, Clerk of Court and Probate Court. The sheriff’s sally port, holding cells, and work area were also incorporated on the first floor with secure access opposite the public entrance. The second floor focuses on the Family Court system. The Clerk of the Family Court will have office space, with easy access to the courtrooms via a restricted corridor. Pairs of courtrooms will share a high-security core connected to the sheriff’s holding area. The judges’ chambers will have easy access to each courtroom.

FLORENCE JUDICIAL CENTER ON NORTH IRBY STREET NEARING COMPLETION The third floor offers a similar sequence of spaces for visitors. A monumental stair and the elevators open to a generous lobby, overlooking the multi-story entry space. Access to the bar of courtrooms will be through a light-filled lobby. The restricted corridor provides access to judges’ chambers and jury rooms along the north wall. State-of-the-art monitoring equipment reinforces the fundamental security of the design. Control rooms and secondary controls, both part of the engineering plans, will give the sheriff a reliable mechanism for global building security. City Recreation The Florence City Recreation Center expects its new gymnasium off Barnes Street to be completed in the early part of the new year. “We are very close,” said city recreation manager Darlene

Buchanan. “We are hopeful to start the winter league in the new gym sometime in January,” she said, adding that games are currently being played at local schools. “We’re just playing it by ear, as we wait for final inspections and finishing touches.” The 35,000 square-foot multicourt facility will feature three full basketball courts, as well as office space, etc. Next door, Phase One of an inclusive playground is also nearing completion. The equipment and pad is in place, but the playground is waiting for an accessible entrance and parking. Buchanan said this infrastructure will be completed following the curb and parking construction for the gymnasium. She explained that this new inclusive playground, located

across the street from the Barnes Street Activity Center, is in partnership with the I Play Florence group which secured grants to help with the construction costs. With additional grants secured, Phase Two for the playground is in the planning stages, she said. The city’s new soccer field complex, located off West Palmetto, is done, Buchanan said. “These fields are pristine,” she commented. One soccer game was played under the lights on Nov. 9 before the fall season ended, she said. A grand opening will be held before soccer games resume in February, she added. Buchanan noted that the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation has indicated interest in building a center facility for the soccer complex, SEE

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Parkinson’s Disease Support Group A meeting of the Florence area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 121 E. Cedar Street. Kitty Weaver, Director of Palliative Care, Agape Hospice, will speak on “What Is Palliative Care and Its Benefits.” Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family, and friends.

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Military Career, Resource Fair planned for Jan. 10 A Milliary Career and Resource Fair is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Florence Armory, 400 South Greer Road. Veterans, active/retired service members and family members are invited to connect with local employers, state agencies, and organizations that provide employment and military/veteran services. Free cell phones for those in need, call or email for information. Meet with service member and family care representatives in the following areas: employment, VA benefits, behavioral health, ID cards, ESGR, family assistance, health and wellness, financial and legal guidance and education The fair is hosted by SC National Guard Service Member and Family Care. For more information, email dangelo.brisbon @sebapro.com or call 803-299-1583.

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Prominent local banker dies Henry Wesley “Wes” Beasley, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 19. Mr. Beasley was born in Lamar, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Richard L. “Dick” Beasley and Jaqueline Adele Beasley. He graduated from Lamar High School and Clemson University. At Clemson, he majored in microbiology and was a member of the Tiger Brotherhood, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and played on the Tiger’s Rugby team. Following college, he joined the Peace Corp. He was a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mr. Beasley was a third-generation banker at Carolina Bank and Trust Company (which was founded by his grandfather, J. Wesley Beasley). He currently served as Executive Vice President of Carolina Bank and held a seat on the bank’s Board of Directors. Wes enjoyed life. He had an abundance of family and they were very close. He also had a great group of friends who he loved spending time with. He enjoyed all kinds of music and was quite the guitar player. Surviving are his wife, Julie Jones Beasley; his children, H. Wesley Beasley Jr., Megan Gioldasis and husband Pete, Daniel Beasley and Ethan Beasley; his brothers, Rick Beasley and wife Deborah, and David Beasley and wife Mary Wood; his aunts, Belva Beasley Few and Verida Blackwell Marchette; his in-laws, Ed and Emilie Jones and his sister in law, Kristen Jones. The family received friends at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington on Thursday evening, Dec. 21. A private memorial service is planned for a later date. The family suggests memorials be made to Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, 210 Serenity Circle, Mayesville, SC, 29104.

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PROJECTS FROM PAGE 1A similar to one at the tennis complex. Design plans are underway and she expects the facility will be built in about 18 months. She noted that the Florence Soccer Association is partnering with city recreation and its travel club plans to host games at the new complex that bring out-of-town teams and tourist dollars to our community. Hyatt Place Hotel The five-story Hyatt Place Hotel is rising at the corner of East Evans and South Dargan Streets and this 103 room hotel is expected to open during the fourth quarter of 2018. Kristen B. Myers, Vice President of Development for Raines Hospitality Inc., says construction is on schedule. The slab on grade has been poured and roughed in. The elaborate engineering of post tension cables which were laid out on top of the form work to support the second-floor podium slab has also been completed. The second floor slab has been formed and

poured on top of the firstfloor columns. Both the first and second floor slabs have been roughed in for electrical and plumbing. Dargan Construction is now dropping the concrete forms under the secondfloor slab. The next step will be framing vertical concrete columns to the third floor, Myers continued. They will also begin masonry on stair shafts and elevator hoist way. “We expect for all of this to be complete before the holidays. We are looking forward to 2018.” The new Hyatt Place continues the partnership of SpringBridge Development and Raines Hospitality. Carolina Bank Carolina Bank is renovating and adding a third floor back on the historic building located on the corner of Irby and West Evans. This building, constructed in the early 1900s, originally housed retail space on the first floor and the Masonic Temple on the

second and third floors. Brian Falcone, Senior Vice President of Carolina Bank, said the construction is on schedule and the building is expected to be completed in September of 2018. The bank will then move its corporate headquarters from Darlington to Florence. The first floor will include a bank branch and financial training space. Bank administrative operations will be located on the second and third floors. Florence Center The $16 million expansion project at the Florence Civic Center will be finished in January of 2018, says Nick Hooker, Director of Marketing for the center. The new space will open with the S.C. Agri Business Expo as its first event, Jan. 17 and 18, he said. The expansion and renovation increases conference, meeting and tradeshow space. It includes several new meeting rooms, ballroom, expanded concourse and pre-function space, an outdoor terrace area, as well

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Green light at FERC Corral By Robert L. Bradley Jr. The Senate recently confirmed two new appointees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, ending a seven-month dormancy due to lack of a quorum. With three members, two Republicans and one Democrat, one pick from each party remains for a full five-member commission. This delay, on top of a fossil-fuel animus by Obama’s FERC, has created a $13 billion backlog of regulatory approvals for 17 market-ready natural gas projects. With its other business, FERC’s total project backlog represents $50 billion. FERC should begin greenlighting projects immediately. Under the authority of the Federal Power Act of 1935 and the Natural Gas Act of 1938 (NGA), the primary duty of this agency is to “ensure just and reasonable rates, terms, and conditions” concerning interstate transmission of electricity and natural gas. One can only wish. Sadly, FERC delays often impede otherwise ready-to-go projects. Section 7(c) of the NGA, in fact, was designed to allow coal and oil interests to intervene in hearings to slow the spread of (consumer-preferred) natural gas. And now, energy obstructionists want to complicate the certification process to keep natural gas (and other fossil fuels) in the ground. The new FERC has a lot of catching up to do. Approvals are entirely consistent with President Trump’s America First energy policy. Many stalled projects are hosted by states that he won with his promises of economic revitalization. FERC is off to a good start. In late August, it approved the NEXUS, a natural gas pipeline between Ohio and Michigan. This $2 billion project could bring 3,300 jobs to those two states as well as Pennsylvania. And just this month, FERC started fighting state-level obstructionism in places (like New York) where authorities were withholding water quality permits to stymie new pipeline construction. The next approval could be the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would run between West Virginia and North Carolina. It would create 10,000 jobs for those two states and Virginia. FERC is also expected to greenlight the Mountain Valley Pipeline across West Virginia and Virginia, which would involve almost 9,000 jobs. These projects, and three others waitlisted during FERC’s inactivity, could create more than 26,000 jobs in total. Encouraged if not empowered by the Obama Administration, radical environmentalists employed vandalism and violence against new pipelines. According to the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, a coordinated group of environmentalists burned the pipeline with torches, and tried to hack into the company’s networks. This ecoterrorism led to $300 million in damages and over 760 arrests. In the Trump era, an anti-energy fringe group is attempting to kill FERC’s productivity. Beyond Extreme Energy is dedicated to stopping or delaying “all fossil fuel infrastructure before the [FERC].” “There is no such thing as a good FERC commissioner,” the group states. “Until Congress takes steps to replace the agency with one dedicated to a just transition off of fossil fuels, the Senate should oppose all nominations.” Environmentalists’ objections are rooted in fantasy – and they impede safety. Pipelines are the safest way to transport fossil fuels, meaning they’re less likely to damage crops than the alternatives. And based on average annual accident rates, pipelines are over three times safer for natural gas transport than rail. With Commissioners Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee confirmed, FERC is free to greenlight projects that put consumers and economies first. The sooner FERC starts greenlighting projects, the sooner consumers receive the economic benefits associated with natural gas. Robert L. Bradley Jr. is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research.

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Celebratory traditions for the New Year It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost here. In just a few days we will be welcoming this brand New Year. A New Year signifies a new beginning, and since the beginning of time inhabitats of this earth have been celebrating this newness with traditions, customs and even superstitions. The “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” reports the following folklore and beliefs passed down by people around the world: • On New Year’s Eve, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing. • If New Year’s Eve night wind blows south, it betokeneth warmth and growth. • For abundance in the new year, fill your pockets and cupboards today. • If the old year goes out like a lion, the new year will come in like a lamb. • Begin the new year square with every man. (i.e., pay your debts) suggested Robert B. Thomas, founder of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac.” Turn Over A New Leaf The dawn of a new year is an opportune time to take stock of your life, continues “The Old Farmer’s Almanac.” Jews who observe Rosh Hashanah make time for personal introspection and prayer, as well as visiting graves. Christian churches hold “watchnight” services, a custom that began in 1770 at Old St. Georges Methodist

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Church in Philadelphia. The practice of making New Year’s resolutions, believed to have begun with the Babylonians as early as 2600 B.C., is another way to reflect on the past and plan ahead. Giving Gifts New Year’s Day was once the time to swap presents. Gifts of gilded nuts or coins marked the start of the new year in Rome. Eggs, the symbol of fertility, were exchanged by the Persians. Early Egyptians traded earthenware flasks. In Scotland, coal, shortbread and silverware were traditionally exchanged for good luck. Eat Lucky Food Many New Year traditions surround food. Here are a few: In the South, black-eyed peas and pork foretell good fortune, and greens, such as collards, represent money. Eating any ring-shaped treat (such as a doughnut) symbolizes “coming full

circle” and leads to good fortune. In Dutch homes, fritters called “olie bollen” are served. The Irish enjoy pastries called bannocks. The tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight comes from Spain. In India and Pakistan, rice promises prosperity. Apples dipped in honey are a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) tradition. In Swiss homes, dollops of whipped cream, symbolizing the richness of the year to come, are dropped on the floors – and allowed to remain there. Have A Drink Although the pop of a champagne cork signals the arrival of the New Year around the world, some countries have their own beverage-based traditions. Wassail, a punch-like drink named after the Gaelic term for “good health,” is served in some parts of England. Spiced “hot pint” is the Scottish version of Wassail. Traditionally, the Scots drank to each others’ prosperity and also offered this warm drink to neighbors along with a small gift. In Holland, toasts are made with hot, spiced wine. No matter how you celebrate, here’s wishing you a safe and blessed New Year!

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Some New Year’s resolutions for public officials For many of us, the arrival of January 1 means more than a new calendar year. It’s an opportunity for a new chapter… a chance to get things right, to commit to bettering ourselves in some way. We resolve to eat healthier and exercise, save more, spend more time with loved ones, learn new skills or achieve a personal goal. For those of us in public office, the New Year is an opportunity to take stock of how we serve and commit to ways we can improve. To that end, I offer some suggested resolutions for everyone in a position of public trust – from elected officials to agency administrators and members of government boards and commissions. 1. Remember whose money we’re spending. Too many public officials view increased spending as the answer to every problem, without much regard for the ever-growing burden being placed on taxpayers. Such decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly. Every dollar so spent is a dollar taken from someone’s pocket, which means there’s one less dollar available for bills, groceries, college tuition, or retirement savings. We should always weigh the constant pressure for higher spending against the drawbacks. After all, there’s probably no better way for government to bolster peoples’ finances than to allow them to retain their own, hard-earned money. Higher spending and taxing does just the opposite. 2. Commit to transparency. In my experience, the policy-makers who best serve the public interest are

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those who operate in full public view. They’re more sensitive to their constituents’ needs when they know those constituents are watching. Thus, one of the most important things any governmental body can do is to let citizens see how it makes decisions and spends funds. (Above all, in my opinion, financial records should be conveniently accessible on the web.) Transparency creates government which answers to the people and connects with them. 3. Focus on issues that matter. The hot-button issues aren’t always the most important issues. Especially at the state level, there’s a tendency among some to spend much time and energy on items that are likely to generate headlines or score political points – often at the expense of matters which are less exciting but of greater relevance to the lives of average South Carolinians. Not long ago the political

debate seemed dominated by a series of hot-button issues including flags, statues, and names on school buildings and city streets. Meanwhile, far more consequential problems – for example, the crisis facing our state’s vastly underfunded and deteriorating pension system – have been left unsolved. It’d be worthwhile to revisit our priorities, and perhaps devote less effort to things that have little direct impact on citizens’ lives and place a greater emphasis on the more important – even if less politically rewarding – nuts and bolts of government. 4. Elevate the debate. For those seeking an elected position or otherwise engaging in political debate, the temptation to play hardball against an opponent can be strong. But so-called “mudslinging” only distracts us from the serious discussions needed to help voters size up candidates and make informed decisions. And it can have a disillusioning effect, discouraging people from becoming involved in the process. Candidates who genuinely want the best for the community they hope to serve can help keep the debate on a higher plane by refusing to engage in per-

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

sonal attacks. Public service is a noble pursuit. Sadly, trust in our leadership is an ever-dwindling commodity… further eroding with each new case of a government official gaming the system or mishandling resources. That means that those who conscientiously serve must aim a little higher to salvage whatever public trust remains. As we leave 2017 behind, let’s make a commitment to doing so. Finally, I wish you a joyous, healthy and prosperous 2018. Happy New Year!

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Atlantic energy could bring more revenue to S.C. Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) hosted federal and state officials, as well as business community leaders, at the 2017 Atlantic Energy Forum – South Carolina, on Dec. 18 at the Civic Center for a discussion on the potential for Atlantic offshore energy and its importance to the state, region, and nation. In advance of the upcoming U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announcement, the discussion addressed the new federal offshore energy leasing program currently under development and how opportunities for both continued and expanded access to Atlantic offshore energy could benefit families and businesses in South Carolina. Forum panelists included:

PANEL, from left, Michael Whatley, Stephen Goldfinch, Kate MacGregor, Robert Alario Managing Member of Alario & Associates, L.L.C Stephen Goldfinch, SC State Senator of 34th district Michael Whatley, CEA’s Executive Vice President,

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said: “CEA strongly supports consideration of offshore energy exploration in the Atlantic as part of a balanced and rational all-of-the-above energy policy. Environmentally responsible development of these vital American energy resources can help lower energy costs for South Carolina families, farms and small businesses, as well as create tens of thousands of high paying jobs and provide a significant boost to the economy. We encourage the Department of the Interior to include the Atlantic in the next OCS plan and help bring down energy prices in South Carolina and across the country. Anyone who says we can’t both protect our environment and meet our energy needs is playing politics with your pocketbook.”

In discussing the upcoming announcement of the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Draft Proposed Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Kate MacGregor stated “Every barrel of oil or cubic foot of gas that we produce in the United States is one less that we have to import from foreign shores. The Department’s process for developing a new five year plan takes into consideration the economic and environmental impacts on affected states, as well as the comments that we receive. We are tasked with hearing from all sides and crafting a plan that will benefit all Americans.” As a native of Louisiana, Robert Alario discussed the impacts offshore development has had on the Gulf

state. “The economic benefits of offshore energy development are not confined just to the coast. They extend all the way across the state. You will not find one town in Louisiana that will say we are sorry we ever bought into the business of offshore drilling.” Sen. Stephen Goldfinch discussed the economic needs of South Carolina and how offshore energy development could play a role in filling those needs. “In South Carolina, we need more funding for education, we need more money for roads and bridges. I don’t know if offshore development can provide all of the funding we need, but I do believe we need to have this conversation.”

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NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the Special Referee's Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale in the Court of Common Pleas in the case of Sharonview Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff vs. Geraldine Johnson a/k/a Geraldine J. Timmons a/k/a Geraldine Johnson Timmons and CitiFinancial Servicing LLC, as successor in interest to CitiFinancial, Inc., Civil Action No. 2017-CP-21-01862, the undersigned will sell at pub-

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lic auction at the Florence City-County Complex located at 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to-wit: 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of January, 2018, to the highest bidder the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Florence, shown and designated as Lot 62 on a plat of Westfield prepared by Ervin Engineering Company, dated October 12, 1953, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Flo-

rence County in Plat Book S at Page 56. Said plat is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Geraldine Johnson by Deed of Synan Cook d/b/a Cook Construction Company, dated July 8, 1970 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A89 at Page 142; also being the same property conveyed to Julius Timmons by ½ interest deed of Geraldine Johnson Timmons, dated August 19,

1976 and recorded August 20, 1976 in said county office in Deed Book A151 Page 504. TMS NO.: 90044-03-003 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1209 W. Dixie Street Florence, SC 29501 As deficiency judgment has been waived, the bidding will be closed on the date of the sale. Notice is further given that the successful bidder at the sale, other than the Plaintiff, shall be required to immediately, pursuant to the Court's instructions at the sale, deposit with the undersigned as earnest money and as evidence of its good faith an amount equal to five (5%) per cent of its bid in cash, certified check or cashier's check to be applied to the costs allowed and the debts found to be due with the balance to be remitted prior to the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date that the bidding is closed, which date is thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Interest on the bid shall be paid to the date of compliance at the rate of 7.375% per annum. The purchaser shall pay for the preparation of all papers and for all recording fees. The sale will be made subject to all outstanding property taxes, if any. Should the successful bidder fail to make such deposit at the time of the acceptance of the bid, with time being of the essence, or should a representative of the Plaintiff or Plaintiff's attorney not be present at the sale, or should the property for any reason whatsoever not be sold on the sales date above, the undersigned shall sell said property at the next sales date, and this process shall continue until the property is sold, without the necessity of any further advertising. 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 prior to the foreclosure sale date. In addition, the successful bidder shall take the property subject to any superior liens or interests. s/W. Haigh Porter HONORABLE W. HAIGH PORTER SPECIAL REFEREE FOR FLORENCE COUNTY Florence, South Carolina Dated:November 20, 2017 BELLAMY, RUTENBERG, COPELAND, EPPS, GRAVELY & BOWERS, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff Sharon Federal Credit Union s/Douglas M. Zayicek Douglas M. Zayicek, Esquire S.C. Bar No. 11304 1000 29th Avenue North (29577) P.O. Box 357 Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-0357 (843) 448-2400 (843) 448-3022 (Facsimile) dzayicek@bellamylaw.com (12/13. 12/20, 12/27/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00915 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Deandre C. Harris; West Florence Holdings, LLC; West Lake Homeowners Association; The Citizens Bank; Onemain Financial of South Carolina, Inc. f/k/a Springleaf Financial Services of South Carolina, Inc.; 1st Franklin Financial a/k/a 1st Franklin Financial Corporation; Branch Banking & Trust Co. a/k/a Branch Banking & Trust Company; LVNV Funding LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on January 2, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Court-

house, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT #64 ON A PLAT OF WEST LAKE SUBDIVISION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 89, AT PAGE 104. SAID LOT BEING MORE PARTICULAR SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT, WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE THERETO. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEANDRE C. HARRIS BY DEED OF KAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC DATED AUGUST 30, 2013 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 IN BOOK B488 AT PAGE 1658 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1814 Lake Wateree Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 005312-01-064 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. 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 (12/13, 12/20 12/27/17) NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 2017-CP-21-1600 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank vs. Joseph Raymond Coluzzi a/k/a Joseph R. Coluzzi and Barbara Carraway Coluzzi a/k/a Barbara C. Coluzzi, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence

County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on January 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Salley Hill Community, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.79 acres and bounded and described as follows: On the Northwest by lands n/f of Edward Jones; on the Northeast by lands n/f of Edward Jones; on the Southeast by the right of way for a public road; and on the Southwest by lands n/f Naomi and Virginia Jones and lands n/f Edward Jones. Reference is hereby made to a plat prepared for Lee Carl Jones by Lind Surveying Company, Inc. dated November 14, 1974 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 15 at Page 228. Reference is hereby made to said plat for true metes and bounds and for a more complete and accurate description. DERIVATION: This being the same property conveyed to Joseph R. Coluzzi and Barbara C. Coluzzi by deed of Joseph A. Medlin Jr. and Joseph A. Medlin recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on February 18, 2009, in Book B230 at Page 1462. TMS No: 00053-04-050 ADDRESS: 4504 Spring Hill Road, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to pur-

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6A Graham Grig NEXSEN PRUET, LLC Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-8900 Attorneys for Plaintiff (12/13, 12/20, 12/27/17) NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 2017-CP-21-431 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank vs. Byron A. Miller, FIA Card Services, N.A., SC Housing Corp. acting through SC State Housing and Development Authority’s SC Homeownership and Employment Lending Program and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on January 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, and being situate in the City of Johnsonville, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 2.15 acres and being shown and delineated on a map thereof by Travis L. Carter, R.L.S., dated March 23, 1994, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 52 at Page 513, being bounded and further described as follows, to wit: On the North by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller; on the East by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller; on the Southeast by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller and by Lots 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 of Pine Oaks Subdivision as shown on the said map; and on the Southwest and West by Maple Avenue. Reference to said map is hereby made a part and parcel of this description. ALSO: Includes a 1994 Horton Mobile Home, 24x70, Serial #H66799GL&R. DERIVIATION: This the same property conveyed to Bryon A. Miller by Deed dated April 8, 1994, recorded April 8, 1994, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A-414 at Page 2444, and by deed of Mary Lee Flowers Roper as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sophie F. Poston dated December 14, 1994, recorded December 19, 1994, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A431 at Page 1758. TMS: 00433-05-248 ADDRESS: 444 Maple Avenue, Johnsonville, South Carolina

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent 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 the time of the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the said highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to Florence County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record. Purchaser to pay for the preparation of the 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 contract rate of interest. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale as provided by law. THE PLAINTIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE THE DEFICIENCY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF SALE. If the Plaintiff or its representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-described property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County November 27, 2017 Florence, South Carolina Suzanne Taylor Graham Grig NEXSEN PRUET, LLC Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-8900 Attorneys for Plaintiff (12/13, 12/20, 12/27/17) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the

case of The Citizens Bank vs. Richard D. Avant a/k/a Richard Avant, CA# 2017CP-21-2489, I, the undersigned, will sell on January 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. or thereafter, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate on the northwest side of State Road S-21-646 in the Town of Coward, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.75 of an acre and being more particularly shown, described and delineated as Lot #4 on a map by Nesbitt Surveying Company, David A. Nesbitt, RLS dated January 17, 1990 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 47 at Page 171. TMS# 191-03-151 ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Coward, County of Florence, State of South Carolina containing 0.73 of an acre, and being more particularly shown, described and delineated as Lot #5 and a plat prepared by David A. Nesbitt, RLS dated January 17, 1990 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 47 at Page 171. TMS# 19103-152 These being the same properties conveyed to Richard Avant by deed from Teresa E. Mims, dated April 8, 2015 and recorded April 8, 2015 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book B568 at Page 1117. 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 twenty (20) 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 demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days as provided by law. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording fees and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with

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the bid at the rate of 7.75%. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/ Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County November 28, 2017 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (12/13, 12/20, 12/27/17) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Tony M. Feagin and Marjorie A. Linyard a/k/a Marjorie N. Linyard, CA# 2017-CP-21-2661, I, the undersigned, will sell on January 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. or thereafter, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that piece, parcel or lot of land located in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 9 on a map of a subdivision of Singletary lands made by SC Morris, Surveyor, October 1-6, 1935 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book D at page 87. Said lot is more particularly shown, described and delineated on a plat thereof prepared by Floyd and Coleman, Land Surveyors, on August 5, 1974, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 15 at page 55. This being the same property conveyed to the Grantors by deed of Marjorie A. Lynyard, reserving a life estate to herself recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 5, 2007 in Deed Book B137 at page 1412. Property Address: 505 Williams Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS # 80020-12-008 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 twenty (20) 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 demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days as provided by law. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording fees and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.75%. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/ Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County November 28, 2017 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (12/13, 12/20, 12/27/17) NOTICE OF SALE Case Nos.: 2016-CP-33-484 and 2016-CP-21-1724 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Marion County and Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Lowcountry Private Lending, LLC vs. Kennedy and Associates, LLC, Ann B. Finklea-Kennedy f/k/a Ann Carolyn B. Finklea, and Dechomai Foundation, Inc., I, the undersigned Special Referee for Marion and Florence Counties, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on January 2, 2018, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: PARCEL ONE: All those two (2) certain lots of land situated in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, and being designated as Lot Nos. 18 and 19 on a plat of property of Witcover made by Johnson & Roberts, C.E.s, September 1937, and recorded in Plat Book 5

at Page 10 and together being bounded on the North by Arch Street; on the East by Lot No. 20 on said plat; on the South by land, n/f of J. H. Steedley and land of Schulmeyer; and on the West by Lot No. 16 and by Lot No. 17 of said plat; and together being 80 feet on the North side, 80.6 feet on the South side, 116.1 feet on the East side; and 125.9 feet on the West side. TMS Nos.: 507-15-008 and 507-15-009 ADDRESSES: 210 Arch Street, Marion, SC and 212 Arch Street, Marion, SC PARCEL TWO: All that certain lot of land situated in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, and being bounded on the North by Lot of Charlotte B. Finger, on the East by lot of J. H. Jones by lot of J. P. Martin and by lot of Gladys B. Jolly, on the South by Arch Street and on the West by lot of Alma F. Walker, and being fifty-three (53) feet, more or less, on its North and South sides and 150 feet, more or less, on its East and West sides. PARCEL THREE: All that certain lot of land situate in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, measuring 50 feet, more or less, on its North side; 74 feet, more or less, on its East side; 40 feet, more or less, on its South side; 72 feet, more or less, on its West side and bounded n/f North by lot of T. C. Easterling; East by lot of Estate of E. C. Johnson; South by Arch Street; and West by lot of W. H. Foxworth. PARCEL FOUR: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situated in the Town of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, fronting 31.6 feet, more or less, on Arch Street and extending back therefrom 74 feet, more or less, and being bounded as follows: North by lot of Joseph P. Martin; East by Odd Fellows Lodge; South by Arch Street; and West by Yancy Braboy. This being the same property inherited by Ann Carolyn B. Finklea n/k/a Ann B. FinkleaKennedy, from the Estate of Lillie Mae F. Braboy (Probate #9100) and Yancy Braboy (PR#9099), Marion County Records. TMS No.: 507-14-003 ADDRESS: 213 Arch Street, Marion, SC PARCEL FIVE: All that tract or parcel or land lying and being in the City of Florence, South Carolina, according to a survey prepared for Texaco Inc. by Lind Surveying Company, Inc. Timmonsville, SC, dated November 30, 1977, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land situate in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, beginning at an iron pin on the northeastern R/W of Lucas Street, thence North 45° 03' East a distance of 179.1 feet to an iron pin, thence along the southwestern R/W of N. Coit Street, South 17° 18' East a distance of 386.02 feet to a pin on the northeastern R/W of Lucas Street, North 44° 57' West a distance of 341.96 feet, to an iron pin, the point of beginning. Bounded on the Northwest by J. Madison Rainwater, Inc., Southeast by N. Coit Street; and on the Southwest by Lucas Street. This being the same property conveyed to Kennedy and Associates, LLC by deed of Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity by its deed executed April 2, 2015, and recorded simultaneously herewith in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No.: 90084-19-001 ADDRESS: 313 Lucas Street, Florence, SC TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent 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 the time of the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within ten (10) days, then the Special Referee or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the

said highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to Florence and Marion County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. Purchaser to pay for the preparation of the 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 41.23% per annum. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Marion and Florence Counties. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. Deficiency Judgment being specifically waived by Plaintiff, the bidding shall be final on the date of sale. Sale shall not be held unless a representative of Plaintiff is present at the sale. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Marion and Florence Counties Florence, South Carolina December 6, 2017 Walker H. Willcox WILLCOX, BUYCK & WILLIAMS, P.A. PO Box 1909 Florence, SC 29503-1909 (843) 662-3258 Attorney for Plaintiff (12/13, 12/20, 12/27/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALECASE NO. 2017-CP-21-01471 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority against Janessa Reese, Janae Washington, Jordon Washington as heirs at law of Farah Williams a/k/a Farah Fany Williams, Deceased, et al., I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All those certain pieces, parcels, or lots of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as portions of Lots 8 and 9, as shown on a map prepared for Paul S. and Cindy J. Brokaw by Lind, Hicks and Associates, Surveyors, dated June 16, 1999, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book 71 at Page 316. Reference is also made to a plat prepared for Donald J. Backer and Thelma F. Backer by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 79 at Page 307. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Farah Williams by deed of Donald J. Backer and Thelma F. Backer dated May 8, 2006 and recorded May 19, 2006 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book B012 at Page 442. TMS#: 90123-07-023 Property Address: 2633 Myrtle Drive Florence, South Carolina 29505 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 Demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed,

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 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 5.50% 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 W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (12/13, 12/20, 12/27/17) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2017-CP-40-02434 James Fulmer, Plaintiff, vs. Lance C. Crouch and Florence Soccer Association, Defendants. TO: FLORENCE SOCCER ASSOCIATION, THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Summons and Complaint herein which was filed on May 30, 2017 in the County of Richland and State of South Carolina, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint upon the subscriber, at his office at 2801 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. CHAPPELL, SMITH & ARDEN, P.A. /s/Mark D. Chappell Mark D. Chappell 2801 Devine Street Post Office Box 12330 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803)929-3600 (803) 929-3604 (Fax) Attorneys for the Plaintiff (12/20, 12/27, 1/3/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that THOMAS J. MITCHELL DBA JUST KICKING IT JAZZ CAFE, 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 137 S. DARGAN ST., FLORENCE, SC 29506 To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JANUARY 6, 2018. 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. (12/20, 12/27, 1/3/18) ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO. 2017-CP-21-01614 Ditech Financial LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing LLC, Plaintiff vs. The Personal Representative, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Leroy Singletary, Mildred Dean Singletary, LaKendra E. Keller, Kendrick Singletary and Gabriel Singletary and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Leroy Singletary, 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; E. L. Clements, III, Solicitor Twelfth Judicial Circuit and Florence County Sheriff's Department and Coastal Federal Credit Union, Defendants. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the Appointment of Kelley Y. Woody as Guardian ad Litem for all unknown persons and persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America (which are constituted as a class designated as “John Doe”) and any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability (which are constituted as a class designated as “Richard Roe”), it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Kelley Y. Woody is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown persons and persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America (constituted as a class and designated as “John Doe”), all unknown minors or persons under a disability (constituted as a class and designated as “Richard Roe”), all of which have or may claim to have some interest in the property that is the subject of this action, commonly known as 108 S Edisto Drive, Florence, that Kelley Y. Woody is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent all unknown persons and persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, constituted as a class and designated as “John Doe”, all unknown minors and persons under a disability, constituted as a class and designated as “Richard Roe”, unless the Defendants, or someone acting on their behalf, shall, within thirty (30) days after service of a copy of this Order as directed below, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for the Defendants constituted as a class designated as “John Doe” or “Richard Roe”. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be served upon the unknown Defendants by publication in the News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Anderson, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. SUMMONS AND NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) 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 MILDRED DEAN SINGLETARY, KENDRICK SINGLETARY AND GABRIEL SINGLETARY; YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above action, a copy which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at their offices, PO Box 4216, Columbia, South Carolina 29240, within thirty (30) days after service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in this action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on 06/15/2017, thereafter amended on January 19, 2016. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been commenced and is now pending or is about to be commenced in the Circuit Court upon the complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above named Defendant for the purpose of foreclosing a certain mortgage of real estate heretofore given by to Leroy Singletary bearing date of February 9, 2005 and recorded February 18, 2005 in Mortgage Book in Book A906 at Page 540 in the Register of Mesne Conveyances/Register of Deeds/Clerk of Court for Florence County, in the original principal sum of $73650.00 that , and that

the premises effected by said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof are situated in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and is described as follows: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 38 ON A PLAT MADE BY A.L. ERVIN, C.E., ON JUNE 4, 1956, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK D AT PACE 102, THE SAID LOT FRONTING SIXTY (60) FEET ON SECOND STREET (NOW KNOWN AS EDISTO) AND BEING IN DEPTH ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY (180) FEET AND BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOTS 12, 13 AND 14; ON THE EAST BY LOT 11; ON THE SOUTH BY WEST HAVEN DEVELOPMENT; AND ON THE WEST BY SECOND STREET (NOW EDISTO) REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MORE RECENT PLAT PREPARED FOR LEROY SINGLETARY BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, INC., DATED JULY 31, 2002 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 79 AT PAGE 392. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LEROY SINGLETARY BY DEED FROM DON O. COX AND ULDINE P. COX RECORDED 08/01/2002 IN DEED BOOK 1969 PAGE 2560, IN THE R.M.C. OFFICE OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.. TMS # 90046-09-022 Physical Address: 108 S Edisto Drive, Florence, SC 29501 Crawford & von Keller, LLC. PO Box 4216 1640 St. Julian Place (29204) Columbia, SC 29204 Phone: 803-790-2626 Attorneys for Plaintiff (12/20, 12/27, 1/3/18)

SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-2630 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against James L. Floyd a/k/a James Lewis Floyd and Helen L. Floyd a/k/a Helen Leverne Floyd, et al., I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 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 lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina being known and designated as Lot 66 of Fenwick Grove II, Phase I, containing 0.23 acres, and being a portion of that property owned by Fenwick II, Inc., developed by Charles E. Courtney, Jr., and being a portion of Tax Parcel 180-00-01-149 as shown on plat by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated March 6, 1998 and recorded in Plat Book 67 at Page 66. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description thereof. This being the same property conveyed unto James L. Floyd and Helen L. Floyd by deed of Charles E. Courtney recorded on August 11, 1999 in Deed Book A569 at Page 1979, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Together with a 1998 Oakwood Mobile Home bearing serial number HONC02233579AB. 2871 Park Place Florence, South Carolina 29505 TMS # 01804-01-140 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

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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 3.75% 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 W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County By: Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (12/27,1/3,1/10/18)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that GO FLOTOWN, LLC, 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 154 S. DARGAN ST., FLORENCE, SC 29506 To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JANUARY 12, 2018. 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. (12/27,1/3,1/10/18)

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SC Football Hall of Fame finalists GREENVILLE – First round of voting concluded Monday, Dec, 11 for the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) Class of 2018. In September, 55 modern-era and nine Legacy nominees were chosen that have ties to South Carolina either at one of the state’s 13 collegiate football programs or lived in the state at some point during their childhood. The vote is determined by sports media, the SCFHOF Board of Advisors and Directors, and supporting members of the SCFHOF via an online ballot at www.scfootballhof.org. Due to the results of the vote, the SCFHOF has

revealed 17 modern-era and three Legacy finalists eligible to be part of a five-person (1 Legacy) Class of 2018 to be enshrined at their 6th Annual Enshrinement Celebration presented by IAG on April 19, 2018 at the Embassy Suites at Verdae in Greenville. The 17 modern day finalists boast six with University of South Carolina ties, five with ties to Clemson, and two with ties to Furman and The Citadel. South Carolina State and Presbyterian College also have a representative. Three of the finalists were born in South Carolina and went out of state to play at Florida State, Georgia,

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and Marshall respectively. The three Legacy finalists represent Clemson, the city of Charleston, and Erskine College. The final round of voting is open now through Jan. 19, 2018. Class of 2018 Finalists (Alphabetical Order): • John Abraham - Timmonsville, U of SC: 5 x Pro Bowler, 2 x First Team AllPro & 100 sacks Club (Jets, Falcons, and Cardinals) • Art Baker - Sumter, Presbyterian College: Head Coach at Furman, The Citadel, and asst. at Clemson • Jeff Bostic - Clemson University: 3 x Super Bowl Champion (Washington Redskins) • Peter Boulware Columbia, Florida State: 4 x Pro-Bowl & SBXXXV Champion (Baltimore Ravens) • Troy Brown - Barnwell, Marshall: 3x Super Bowl Champion with New England Patriots • Bobby Bryant Macon, GA, U of SC: second all-time in interceptions (51) in Minnesota Vikings history • Dwight Clark - Clem-

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PD Tennis League update Team creation and player registration is open for the 2018 Adult PD League Spring Tennis Season for the 18 and over, 40 and over, and 55 and over age groups. A captains meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. in the upstairs meeting space at the Dr Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. If you are captaining a team you need to be present. If you cannot attend have a team member attend in your place. PD League Dates 18 & Over Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018 Registration closes: 4/1/2018 Season begins: 2/10/2018 Season ends:4/29/2018 State championships: 5/18 -5/21/2018 - Aiken 40 & Over Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018 Registration closes: 4/1/2018 Season begins: 2/10/2018 Season ends:4/15/2018 State championships: 5/55/7/2018 - Florence 55 & Over Initial roster deadline: 1/14/2018 Registration closes: 3/16/2018 Season begins:2/3/2018 Season ends:3/23/2018 State championships: 4/26 -4/30/2018 – Hilton Head Island

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City Recreation will conduct Zumba classes

Downtown Florence presents Holiday Music & Light Show Downtown Florence comes alive each night through New Years Day as the City of Florence and Florence Downtown Development presents our annual Holiday Music and Light Show. Enjoy the holiday atmosphere of downtown Florence and experience a synchronized show of lights and music in the Cultural Garden located in the 100 block of South Dargan Street, next to Wholly Smokin’ Restaurant. See thousands of lights flashing in synchronization with your favorite holiday songs as well as animated characters. Additional displays are located adjacent to the music and light show and in the 100 block of North Dargan. Ray Reich, Downtown Development Manager for the City of Florence commented, “last year was our first year for a music and light show downtown and this year we have doubled the number of lights and animated characters.” The show runs continuously from 5 until 10 p.m. each night through New Years Day and on New Years Eve, Auld Lang Syne will play at midnight synchronized to the lights. For additional details go to www.florencedowntown.com.

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Zumba classes will be held at the Barnes Street Gymnastics Center on Jan. 8–March 1, 2018 The session is eight weeks. Choose one day and time: Mondays or Thursdays 9–9:45 a.m. 10–10:45 a.m. One class per week is $55. Sign up on-line at https://cityofflorenceathletics.com. Contact the City of Florence Gymnastics Center at 843-667-5090 between the hours of 2 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for more information.

Jr. Leadership Florence receives $5,000 grant The Florence Chamber, Florence County 4-H Clemson Extension and Francis Marion University work in partnership to put on the Jr. Leadership Florence program. The program was awarded a $5,000 grant from AT&T on Monday, Dec. 18, in the community room at the Chamber office. The program meets monthly and Monday was the Community Service Session. During the session, Jr. Leadership participants visited Help4Kids where they assisted in packing food bags that are distributed to food insecure students. Lunch followed at the Chamber office, in addition to the check presentation. Speakers included Chamber President Mike Miller, Cecilia Meggs, executive director of Lighthouse Ministries, and Nicole Echols, executive director of the Red Cross. The students also wrote thank you letters to program sponsors and sent cards to veterans through Project Operation Gratitude. The Community Service Session concluded at the Pee Dee Thrift Shop on Palmetto Street where the participants made Christmas crafts for Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs consumers. Jr. Leadership Florence is a prestigious program that is designed for public and private high school sophomores and juniors in Florence County. The program enables students to develop leadership skills, exposes them to various career opportunities and increases their awareness of the community. Jr. Leadership consists of an opening retreat, followed by eight monthly sessions, and seeks to provide an investment in the community’s future leadership by fostering interest in the county and inspiring students to become the leaders of tomorrow. The program is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program. All rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by March 30, 2018. The Junior Leadership Florence County (JLFC) 4-H Program is presented by the Florence County Extension Service and 4-H Office, The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and Francis Marion University in collaboration with the JLFC Advisory Board and community sponsors. The program is offered to high school sophomores and juniors from each private and public school in Florence County, as well as home-school students who qualify. For more information, jrleadershipflorencecounty.com.

JUNIOR LEADERSHIP FLORENCE receives $5000. From left, are Cody Simpson, Francis Marion University, Kent Caudle, Chairman of Florence County Council, Representative Jay Jordan, Senator Hugh Leatherman,Ted Creech, AT&T, Michael Miller, Florence Chamber, Ashley Christenbury, Florence Chamber, Faith Truesdale, Florence County Clemson Extension, and Jay Lavrinc, Florence Chamber. Jr. Leadership students are wearing green t-shirts.

Live@Central to feature program on Kennedy assassination LIVE@CENTRAL! will continue its exciting 13th season on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Mal Hyman, Professor of Sociology at Coker College, will present an introspective review of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, in

light of new information released this past fall. Professor Hyman is known nationally as an expert on this persistent conundrum. Central member Zilphy DuRant will have a set of complete Charlotte Observer newspapers from the week of the

assassination on display as part of the presentation. There will be a questions and answer opportunity. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall at 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.cen-

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MINGLE of Pee Dee distributes toys at shelter For the fourth straight year, MINGLE of the Pee Dee held a toy drive on Dec. 15 for underprivileged children to make their holiday season better. The toys collected are given to local charities, where they are distributed to children in local communities. This year, Pee Dee Community Action Shelter was one of the recipients of the toys. MINGLE representatives dropped toys off for the 20 children at the shelter ranging in age from 1 month to 17 years old. Shelter Program Manager Sonyetta Cooper was on hand to receive the toys on behalf of the shelter. “We truly appreciate MINGLE and our other community partners for assisting us with toys for our guests. Without these collaborative efforts, we could not have been able to have a Merry Christmas,” said Cooper.

GIFTS FOR PEE DEE COMMUNITY ACTION SHELTER _ Sonyetta Cooper is pictured with MINGLE co-founder and board member, Les Echols.

Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous New Year!

Birthday girls request gifts for animals DARLINGTON – Jenna Storm and Rachel Creech recently celebrated their 11th birthdays. Instead of gifts, they asked their family and friends to give supplies for the Darlington County Humane Society or Rae’s Readers. The girls collected more than 116 pounds of dog and cat food, blankets, cleaning supplies and $50 in cash donations for the Humane Society. Ten books were collected for Rae’s Readers. Rae’s Readers collects new and gently used books for children and teens which are distributed to the Hartsville Soup Kitchen. If you would like to donate to Rae’s Readers, contact Rita Nuckles at (843) 861-3955.

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LASAGNA LUNCH – Employee Reward Solutions completed their 2017 Charity Christmas Project serving a lasagna lunch on Dec. 21. At left is Paul Seward and his wife being served lunch last Thursday. On right, serving salad is Maya Lowery.

ERS raises $7,600 for charity Employee Reward Solutions completed its 2017 Charity Christmas Project serving a lasagna lunch on Dec. 21. Five teams of employees prepared lunches during December with funds raised given to the Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs and the House of Hope of the Pee Dee. Below is a breakdown of the money that each team made to date. Soup Team - $483

BBQ Chicken Sandwich Team - $653 Hot Dogs, Burgers and Day off Raffle Team – $693. Taco Bar Team - $837. Lasagna Team - over $1,600. Snack Cart - $334. The company matched the funds raised, which totalled a little over $7,600. Each of their designated charities will receive over $3,800.

McLeod Cancer team welcomes new oncologist The McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research announces the addition of Medical Oncologist Dr. Ravneet Bajwa to the cancer team. Dr. Bajwa joins Dr. Rajesh Bajaj, Dr. Michael Pavy, Dr. Sreenivas Rao, Dr. Jamie Smith, and Dr. Karim Tazi in serving patients at McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates, a department of McLeod Regional Medical Center.

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McLeod receives Primary Stroke Center certification McLeod Regional Medical Center announces that it has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center from DNV GL Healthcare, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical illnesses. McLeod became the first hospital in the region to become a certified Primary Stroke Center in 2014. “This certification is an acknowledgement to our community that we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” said Dr. Timothy Hagen, Medical Director of Stroke and Neurology Services for McLeod Regional Medical Center. “It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to quickly assess and treat strokes. “Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and fourth leading cause of death. One third of all patients have their first stroke prior to age 65. This is why the exceptional stroke care we provide for our patients, and improving the care overall for our community is so crucial,” added Dr. Hagen. The DNV GL Healthcare Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. “Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV GL Healthcare. “And it helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.” Committed to the care of the stroke patient, McLeod also opened the first Stroke Unit in the region in 2000. It is dedicated exclusively to the treatment and care of patients who have suffered a stroke. The 17-bed unit is staffed by specialty trained nurses who recognize even subtle changes in their patients’ condition. According to the National Stroke Association, stroke kills nearly 130,000 each year. Because stroke or “brain attack” effects blood flow to the brain, rapid and effective treatment can save lives and provide the best chance of limiting the extent of long-term damage. It is essential to help prevent a stroke from occurring by seeking medical treatment quickly at the first onset of symptoms. Everyone should be able to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. “It is a team effort beginning with Emergency Management Services (EMS). EMS pre-alerts the Emergency Department so the Stroke Team can be waiting on the patient when they arrive,” added Dr. Hagen. Common stroke symptoms in both men and women include: • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg -especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination • Sudden severe headache with no known cause. Call 911 immediately if you have any of these symptoms. F.A.S.T. - If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and do this simple test: F-FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A-ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S-SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? T-TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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