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Christmas parade set for Dec. 21 The annual Florence Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 21. The theme for this year’s parade is “Rejoice.” For those wanting to take part in the parade, applications are now being accepted. Applications are available by contacting parade chairwoman Linda Becote at (843) 621-0001 or Florence City Councilwoman Pat Gibson-Hye Moore at (843) 472-9420. The parade will begin at 11 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the corner of North Edisto and West Evans streets. The parade route

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Florence 1 School District Spelling Bee Champion Cailin Foxworth, right, poses with McLaurin Elementary School Principal Debbie Cribb. Foxworth, a third-grader at McLaurin, outspelled 56 other students in the district finals held Nov. 21 at Delmae Elementary School. Abby Gainey, a fourth-grader at McLaurin, finished as the runner-up. Fourthgrader Allison Case of Greenwood Elementary took third place.

Cirque Musica show to grant holiday wishes The Florence Center will offer an all-new concert experience, Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes, on Saturday, Dec. 14 The Florence Symphony Orchestra will offer musical accompaniment for the performance. The event brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire See SHOW, Page 2A

Moore Farms to host first-ever Festival of Trees The Festival of Trees will debut this weekend at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, the first holidaythemed public event held at the garden. Presented in conjunction with Lake City Creative Alliance’s Hometown Holidays celebration, the Festival of Trees combines two public visitation days with a Christmas tree decorating contest. A total of 21 trees will be on full display, most decorated by a com-

munity nonprofit organization, including the Florence Area Humane Society; the Rotary Club of Lake City; Dramatic Coffee Beans Inc.; and Harvest Hope Food Bank. The public is invited to tour the garden and feel the spirit of the season by enjoying the trees decked out for the holidays. To get the full Hometown Holidays experience, they’re also encouraged to visit downtown

Lake City for ice skating, crafts, boutique shopping, live holiday music, dance performances and more. “This first year we have partnered with 18 area nonprofits for Festival of Trees, with the purpose of encouraging visitation of the garden and Lake City; giving area organizations an opportunity to express their creativity; and inspiring a strong sense of community and fellowship during the holiday

season,” said Haley Hughes, the MFBG marketing and communications coordinator. “Each nonprofit was encouraged to decorate its tree as creatively as possible for the chance to win a People’s Choice award.” Visitors to the garden during the Festival of Trees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite tree. See FESTIVAL, Page 2A

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family featuring the worldrenowned cast of Cirque Musica with your favorite holiday hits all performed live by the area’s own Florence Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Terry Roberts. Audiences will be amazed by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of a symphony orchestra. “Our musicians are excited about playing with such a unique production,” said Pamela Glass, FSO executive director. The Florence Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest symphonies in South Carolina, established in 1949. It has approximately 60 members from the Pee Dee and throughout the Carolinas. The FSO is a resident of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center and is almost midway through the 2019/2020 “Let’s Play!” season. TCG Entertainment President and founder Stephen Cook has brought together a vibrant creative team for Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes, including director/choreographer Antoinette Dipietropolo and costume designer Tristin Raines. Charles Ford with Vue Design, one of the most sought after video and lighting designers in the entertainment industry, is also on the production team. Broadway veteran James Olmstead will serve as music director. “This is one of the biggest holiday shows on tour and brings a full sensory holiday event to audiences,” said Cook. “With the top cir-

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The three organizations that get the most votes will receive a monetary donation. Light refreshments will be served during the Festival of Trees, and there will be an ornament decorating station for kids. Tours of the garden are self-guided, so visitors should dress accordingly.

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The Festival of Trees is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit moorefarmsbg.org/events/ garden-open-festival-oftrees/ or call 843-210-7582. Moore Farms Botanical Garden is located at 100 New Zion Rd. in Lake City.

cus artists from around the world, Broadway performers, and a live symphony orchestra all on stage, it really is a ‘must-see’ event for the entire family.” Ticket prices range from $45 to $75 and can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com, the Florence Center Box office, or at www.florencecenter.com. Get 25 percent off tickets when directly purchased at the Florence Center box office for a limited time. Use

code word TURKEY. A special VIP experience is also available where patrons can upgrade tickets to meet and take pictures with the cast, enjoy holiday refreshments and view a private performance. Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience.

D E AT H S Jackie “Jack” H. Arnold, 76, passed away Nov. 4. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Michael Eugene “Mike” Corriher, 66, passed away Dec. 1. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Christie Dore Braun, 70, passed away Nov. 26. Belk Funeral Home. Juanita Lorraine Faison, 83, passed away Nov. 26. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Helen Margaret Foster, 81, passed away Nov. 29. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. William Timothy Hardy, 57, passed away Nov. 27. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Sheila Faye Johnson, 47, passed away Nov. 27. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Charlie "Junior Boy" Joseph, Jr., 70, passed away Nov. 29. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Tempie Kingberry Joyner, 72, passed away Nov. 29. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Hugh Lawhon, 88, passed away Nov. 30. LaytonAnderson Funeral Home. Mary Kerns "Bettie" MacMillan, 96, passed away Nov. 30. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. John Terrell Miller, 55, passed away Nov. 29. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Tyree Wright Moose Jr. 76, passed away Nov. 25. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Kathryn Elizabeth Hoffman Morris, 91, passed away Nov. 26. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Johnny Eldredge Moseley, 82, passed away Nov. 29. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Dorothy Ann Palmer, 74, passed away Nov. 26. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Annie Bell Smith, 88, passed away Nov. 29. Ideal Funeral Parlor.

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McLeod announces new network option With the open enrollment period for Medicare underway as well as the annual enrollment period for many commercial health insurance plans having begun, McLeod Health recently announced a new network relationship with UnitedHealthcare. This new option for health care will give UnitedHealthcare plan participants enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare Advantage plans access to McLeod Health hospitals, facilities and physicians, effective Jan.1. This network agreement

means that UnitedHealthcare plan participants will be able to access all McLeod Health facilities on an in-network basis, including all seven McLeod Health hospitals. The agreement gives UHC members enhanced access to top-quality care for preventive, elective and emergency procedures right in their community. The McLeod Health network is comprised of more than 800 physicians and seven hospitals with locations in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Manning, Cheraw, Loris, and North Myrtle Beach.

Spherion, formerly Accustaff, of Florence recently presented a check for $1,000 to Resurrection Restoration Center for the Homeless. The center, which has been serving Florence County’s destitute and displaced since 2004, is located on 1807 North Douglas Street. Contact them at (843) 601-7935, or visit www.rrcfh.org. Shown in the photo are: Resurrection Restoration Center Elder Mary Ham, Victory Outreach Church Pastor Jacqueline Thomas, Spherion of Florence co-owner Doris Lockhart, Rita Hughes of Spherion, Resurrection Restoration Center Pastor Modestine Brody, Andrea Shoemaker of Spherion, Sheila Marley of Spherion, and Spherion of Florence co-owner Nathaniel Lockhart. Standing behind them are George Brown, Resurrection Restoration Center Program Director Pastor George Williams, and several clients presently living at the center.

Quilters to hold luncheon The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild Christmas Covered Dish Luncheon and monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m.

Holiday celebration at temple Kingdom Living Temple will host A Christmas Celebration Program Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. There will be songs, praise, and dancing. Gifts will be provided to one and all.

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE WEEK ““Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” – Hebrews 10:24

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‘Tis the season for holiday scam artists December has arrived and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Chances are your mailbox is beginning to fill up with three types of mail: Christmas catalogs, Christmas cards (although we still cannot understand how people can be so organized as to get those ready so early in the season), and solicitations from various nonprofit organizations asking you to donate to their causes before the end of the year. The vast majority of these solicitations are from legitimate organizations that do good work in our communities and around the world. Chances are good that you’ve donated to many of them in the past. However, this also is the season when scam artists roll out new schemes aimed at taking advantage of your generosity. So we appreciated a list of warnign signs issued this week by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs designed to help you sniff out the inevitable scams. • A scammer often asks you to pay in prepaid debit cards, gift cards, wire or bank transfer. Prepaid debit and gift cards are used like cash. Once in the hands of a fraudster, the money is gone and nearly impossible to trace. Same goes for a wire or bank transfer. • A scammer often asks you to verify personal information. Scammers love cash but your private information is just as valuable. Whether it’s an email, over the phone or text message, never give any private information to a cold-caller. This approach is common with fake shipping notifications, delivery and tech scams. • A scammer often asks for donations to a charity. You may be feeling more generous around the holidays and scammers create fake charities to take your hard-earned money. Before donating, go to the SC Secretary of State’s website to see if the charity is registered or call 1 (888) CHARITI (242-7484). • A scammer often makes an offer that seems “too good to be true.” If you are shopping on a third-party site or receive an email/text with an incredible deal for a hot holiday product or a gift exchange, chances are it isn’t real. Always do research by looking at reviews and checking other retailers for price comparisons. Selling something? Be wary of a scammer sending you a check for more than they owe, asking you to deposit it and return the extra cash. To report a scam or for more information on defending against scams call the Identity Theft Unit at 1(844) TELL DCA (835-5322) or visit consumer.sc.gov and click the Identity Theft Unit tab. The Department of Justice maintains an online database of charities that can be a useful tool if you’re trying to assess whether a charity is legitimate. You can access the website at this address: https://justice.oregon.gov/charities. The Attorney General’s office also recommends the Charity Navigator website, at https://www.charitynavigator.org/. Here’s the bottom line: It’s your money, and you want it go to a legitimate charitable organization, not into the hands of crooks. A little care on your part can ensure that’s what happens.

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Recalling the most famous reindeer of all The Christmas holidays glitter and glisten with all sorts of traditions. One of them is the telling, reading, singing, and watching a television program about a certain reindeer with an extraordinarily shiny nose. Everybody, young and old, loves the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Try hearing it for the first time or the twentieth time and see if you can keep from humming or singing along. Here’s a quick test: Name all of Santa’s reindeer without thinking about or following the song’s lyrics. Couldn’t do it, could you? The animated retelling of the Rudolph story, which debuted in

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1964, was broadcast on CBS Tuesday night. If you missed it, don’t fret. The network will air it again on Dec. 14. Here are some interesting facts about Rudolph you may or may not already know. The Book: The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer began in 1939 when a Jewish Chicago copywriter named Robert

May created a free Christmas coloring book for the Montgomery Ward department store chain. It was an instant hit. Montgomery Ward gave out 2.4 million copies, and only stopped issuing it afterwards because of wartime restrictions on paper. When they resumed in 1946, it was even more popular. The Song: The song was written by a songwriter named Johnny Marks who was married to Robert May’s sister. It was first recorded by movie star and recording artist Gene Autry in 1949 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. Autry did not like the song at first, but his wife persuaded him to put it out

as a “B” side. The “B” side became the second-biggest selling Christmas song of all time, behind only White Christmas. The Animated Show: In 1964, the popular holiday hit inspired the cartoon classic. With the exception of Burl Ives, all of the voices for the film were recorded by Canadian actors at RCA Studio in Toronto. It has been broadcast every year since 1964, making it the longest-running Christmas TV special in history. Rudolph, you certainly have gone down in his-tor-eeeee!!!

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Remember the greater value at Christmas Merchants around the world depend on the Christmas season each year for 20 to 50-percent of their yearly sales. The travel industry from airlines to gasoline stations see a nice bump during the holidays. People are going to buy airplane tickets and buy gasoline. Grocery stores do better during the holidays. People cook more for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. The alcohol industry does well during holidays. Wine, beer and bourbon whiskey all do well normally and more so during December. Charities and churches enjoy December. People give more money to the church in December than any other month. People who want to give make sure their gifts are given by December 31st. Churches normally have special children and music programs during the month that increases attendance.

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Counselors see a spike in activity during December. More people are depressed during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays than any other time of the year. Funeral homes are busy in December and January. Check your local funeral home obituaries for last December and January and you’ll be amazed at how many funerals took place. Fitness centers and gyms across the country prepare for their biggest month of the year which is January. Millions of people will drag into their local fitness center and sign up for a 12-month membership. About 50 percent of these people or less will only use

their memberships a few times during the year but will be stuck in 12 month contracts. Christmas is a profitable time for many it seems. The greater value of this wonderful season comes with the opportunities of Christmas. You have a good excuse to call or visit people during the holidays. Christmas is about personal relationships and connecting to real people. The Christmas story is about a personal God who came as a real person to help real people with real needs. The Christmas holiday is family time. Don’t exclude anybody. God is inclusive. He came to love all the people of the world. There are always people who feel excluded, unloved and seem to be the rag muffin person in the family. No one is perfect. Everyone has failed in different ways. Christmas is a different

L E T T E R S TO T H E E D I TO R Choice must be made between money and God To the editor “What shall we render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward us?” This question was asked by the Psalmist in Psalm 116:12. As Christians we may ask the same question today. While the answer remains the same, salvation is a free gift given to those who place their faith and thrust in the Lord Jesus Christ. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Eph.2:8)” There is nothing we can give to pay the debt we owe to Jesus. However, because Christ offered up His life as a substitute for our sin, the Bible teaches that we should offer up sacrifices unto Him-beginning with ourselves. The apostle Paul writes in Romans 12:1 and tells us to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Reasonable service to me means that it is the least I can do to live for Jesus because He died for me. “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it (Luke 9:23-24).” Someone has said ”One is no fool to give what they cannot keep to gain what they cannot lose.” Next, we should offer up to God for all His benefit is a sacrifice of praise as we are told in Hebrews 13:15. “By Him let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,

that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” We show our appreciation to God by the way we live and worship him. “Man’s chief aim is to worship and glorify God.” Thirdly, let us offer up to God a sacrifice of a life of service to His glory. Again let us look to the word of God. “But to do good” is a sacrifice in which God is well pleased. (Hebrews 13:16) ‘Be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only” is what James writes in Chapter 1 verse 22. “Faith without works is dead (James 2:20). Saving faith is evidenced by works. Finally, in Hebrews 13:16, the Bible tells us that sacrificial offering of our possessions is well pleasing to God. “But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Communicate in this verse means to share. Sharing with others God’s blessings on us is what God wants us to do. So, the scriptures inform us of what we can give to God for all His benefits He has given us through Christ Jesus. The sacrifice of our person, the sacrifice of our praise, the sacrifice of our performance, and the sacrifice of our possessions. In contrast to offering up ourselves to God in return for His love and grace is disobedience to the word of God. Romans 12:2 tells us “not to be conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” The choice is ours to make. Carl Redding Florence

day. Stores, most restaurants, workplaces and businesses are closed on Christmas. What are you going to do? Be happy, reflect, give thanks and don’t feel sorry for yourself. Take time to focus on the one that so many Christmas songs have been written about, “Christ, The Savior is born.” We need Christmas because we need The Savior of Christmas. We need peace on earth and good will to men. We need a Silent Night and a holy night. We need the Joy to the World as sung in the famed Christmas Carol. We need to know the grave is not the end. We need to have the hope of eternal life. We need help to deal with our grief and strength to face tomorrow. Jesus came to give us this and more. That’s why we need him and the message of Christmas so desperately in our lives.

Glenn Mollette is the author of 12 books and his syndicated column is read in all 50 states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com.

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up in small-cap growth funds, for example, this may be too much risk for their personal tolerance. It may be better to spread their assets out among large-cap and small-cap growth and value. Your own personal diversification strategy will depend on your tolerance for risk and long-term goals. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss. To find out if you’re properly diversified, contact your investment professional today.

HISTORIAN SPEAKS TO DAR CHAPTER: Local attorney and historian Ben Zeigler recently spoke at the November meeting of the Samuel Bacot Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution about Frances Marion, his men, battles, and his encampments. Shown, from left to right, are Vice Regent Betty Hester, Regent Ruth Barnett, Ziegler, and Chaplain and Past Regent Anne Jenkins.

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S.C. drivers should be mindful of deer on state roads As the state’s human population increases, and more people move to the country increasing commuting traffic, so does deer-vehicle collisions. Drivers throughout the state should be cautious of roaming white-tailed deer throughout the year, especially during the rut or breeding season, typically from October to December. Studies show that about 45 percent of deer-vehicle collisions occur during this time as deer naturally increase their movements related to

breeding. The S.C. Department of Public Safety reported approximately 2,900 reported deervehicle collisions in 2018. A similar or higher number of reported vehicle accidents involving deer are expected this year. Most vehicle collisions occur near dawn and dusk because deer tend to move more during these times. Unfortunately, these are also the times that most humans commute to work in their vehi-

cles. Sound deer management through regulated annual harvest is the most effective way of curtailing deer-vehicle collisions but following some commonsense rules for driving defensively in deer country will make the trip safer. White-tailed deer are masters at evading predators; however, these same predatoravoidance instincts often cause deer to bolt in front of oncoming vehicles. When deer are sighted well

ahead of the vehicle sounding the horn several times, flicking headlights (if no oncoming traffic is present) and reducing the vehicle’s speed. If deer are sighted only a short distance in front of the vehicle, these same collisionavoidance techniques - horn and flicking lights - may spook the deer into running across the road, so in that case it’s best to just slow down. Always anticipate another deer if you see one or more crossing the highway and do

not expect the deer to get out of the way. What should motorists do if they hit a deer? Report the incident to the S.C. Highway Patrol or local law enforcement and to your insurance company. Drivers can keep deer for consumption as long as there is

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SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2019-CP-21-02700 U.S. Bank National Association, as successor in interest to Bank of America National Association, suc-

cessor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2006-3, Plaintiff, v. Kevin Redden, as Co-Personal Representative for the Estate of Delores Redden; Leon McDaniel, Jr., as CoPersonal Representative for the Estate of Delores Redden; Kevin Redden; Leon McDaniel a/k/a Leon McDaniel, Jr.; Larry Redden; Antoine Redden; Elizabeth M. McDaniel; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Ownit

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named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling

payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 23, 2019. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/20,11/27,12/4/19) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2019-CP-21-916 Carolyn Bostick McCray, Plaintiff, vs. Roy Lee McCray, Mona L. Andrews, Cynthia McCray, Marshall McCray, Jr., Michelle McCray, and Sheila Harley, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the Plaintiff, or its attorneys, Nettles, Turbeville and Reddeck, at their office, 261 Kelley Street, P.O. Box 699, Lake City, South Carolina 29560,

within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, a judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS MICHELLE MCCRAY AND MARSHALL MCCRAY, JR. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above entitled action were filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, the object and prayer of which is to Partition real estate located in Florence County and other relief as set forth in the Complaint. LIS PENDENS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an action has been commenced and is now pending in this Court upon Complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendants for partition of real estate. The premises subject to and affected by said Partition thereof, was at the time of the making thereof, and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: Lot 1: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.40 acres as shown on a survey prepared by David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated January 24, 2003 and recorded in Plat Book 88, Page 419, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded as follows: On the Northeast by property being the Remainder of Tract II and the property now or formerly of

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George A. Cusaac; on the Southeast by property of Alex Rowell; on the Southwest by property of Theresa E. Davis, et al and on the Northwest by property of Carolyn Bostic, all as is shown on said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as a part of this description. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Carolyn Bostick McCray and Marshall McCray by deed from Sarious Nelson Lyerly dated March 30,2006 and recorded March 31,2006 in Book A999 at Page 1029 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Marshall McCray died on January 27, 2014, intestate as shown in Probate Roll2016-ES-21-430, a Deed of Distribution being filed on September 18, 2017, in Book B-710 at Page 1781, TMS# 318-02004 Lot #2: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.97 acres as shown as Tract 4, on a survey prepared by David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated June 11, 2006 and recorded in Plat Book 89, Page 446, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded as follows: On the Northeast by Tract 1; on the Southeast by Tract 5 and property now or formerly of George A. Cusaac; on the Southwest by Tract 3, and on the Northwest by Tract 1, all as is shown on said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as a part of this description. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Carolyn Bostick McCray and Marshall McCray by deed from Thomas Bostick dated August 7,2006 and recorded on August 11, 2006 in Book B031, at Page 1784 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Marshall McCray died on January 27, 2014, intestate as shown in Probate Roll2016ES-21-430, a Deed of Distribution being filed on September 18, 2017, in Book B-710 at Page 1781, TMS# 318-02-056 NETTLES, TURBEVILLE AND REDDECK Attorneys for Plaintiff BY: S/ Elbert K. Turbeville Elbert K. Turbeville Post Office Box 699 Lake City, SC 29560 843-374-8511 Lake City, SC September 11, 2019 ORDER FOR PUBLICATION Having read AND FILED THE Petition of Elbert K. Turbeville, attorney for the Plaintiff herein, and it appearing that this is an action for the partition of real estate in Florence County, South Carolina, and further, that the defendants Michelle McCray and Marshall McCray, Jr., cannot , after due diligence, be located in said County and State. IT IS ORDERED that service in this matter be made on the defendants Michelle McCray and Marshall McCray, Jr., by publishing copies of the Summons, Lis Pendens, Notice of Filing of Complaint and this Order, in a paper of general circulation in Florence County, South Carolina, once weekly for three (3) consecutive weeks and by forwarding a copy of the pleadings to the defendants Michelle McCray and Marshall McCray, Jr., at their last known CLERK OF COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA Lake City, S. C. September 2019 (11/27,12/4,12/11/19)

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Blueways & Greenways project gains assistance County project a part of National Park Service support initiative.

A traditional part of the holiday season, the South Carolina Dance Theatre will present ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet this weekend at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.

S.C. Dance Theater to perform The Nutcracker at FMU PAC Make your season merry and bright with the magic and tradition of The Nutcracker Ballet as the South Carolina Dance Theatre lights up the holiday season as it performs with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. The SCDT will present three performances of The Nutcracker this weekend at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. A traditional part of the holiday season, this beloved classic is a must see for the whole family. Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous music, the ballet features elaborate scenery, pro-

fessional quality costuming, intricate choreography and riveting dancing, all of which make for an exceptional experience for young and old. Performance times are Friday at 7:30 p.m., a matinee on Saturday at 3 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $32, $27 and $22, with all student tickets being $15. Reservations are available by calling the PAC box office at (843) 661-4444 during box office hours of noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets online, visit

www.fmupac.org. The story of The Nutcracker takes place in a German home where two children, Clara and Fritz, are entertained at a party given by their parents. Clara’s favorite uncle gives her a magical present of a nutcracker. She falls asleep and dreams. When she awakens, the room is filled with mice and toy soldiers who have magically come to life under the Christmas tree. A ferocious battle ensues and the nutcracker leads the See NUTCRACKER, Page 2B

The National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program announced the selection of eight new communities and partners across the South Atlantic-Gulf Region to receive expert consultation from NPS on projects to help spur local recreation, conservation and economic development opportunities. One of those communities is Florence County. “Through the technical assistance program, RTCA works with local partners to create new parks, greenspace and trails, while also protecting important water resources,” said Deirdre Hewitt, RTCA Program Manager, NPS. The recipients — located in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and South Carolina — were selected through a competitive process and will receive assistance to help make their

rivers, trails, greenways and open spaces vital, life-enhancing parts of their communities. The Florence County Master Plan for Blueways & Greenways was chosen for the initiative. The plan seeks to provide expanded recreational opportunities so that citizens and visitors will be able to enjoy a greater local outdoor experience. By mapping community resources, developing and strengthening local partnerships and identifying appropriate funding sources, the county will reinvent their local system of parks and recreation. This vision in its completion will feature publicly accessible greenways for walking, biking, equestrian or hiking, in addition to blueways for boating, fishing and kayaking. Another South Carolina project chosen for the initiative was Rocky Point Community Forest Recreation Plan of the Winyah Rivers Alliance of Georgetown. The plan envisions Rocky Point, historically a community gathering place and boat landing on the Black River, to be the first sustainable public use community forest in the state.

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Theodore Lester Elementary School students pose with stacks of canned goods that were collected during the school’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. More than 1,000 cans of food were collected and donated to the Courtney McGinnis Graham Shelter.

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Ella Warner will dance in the role of Clara.

FROM PAGE 1B charge of the soldiers against the mice who attack Clara. Clara saves the nutcracker’s life and the dream continues as he turns into a handsome prince. Together they journey into the Kingdom of the Sweets where toys come to life, flowers dance before their eyes and the Sugar Plum and her Cavalier perform their magical pas de deux. The ballet is under the direction of Artistic Director Susan Row. The symphony will be directed by Dr. Terry Roberts. Leading roles for the ballet are danced by company members Ella Warner as Clara, Rosemary Flamini as Sugar Plum, Kailey White as the Snow Queen, Alyssa Hanna as Dew Drop, Grace Munn as Arabian, Bailey Barefoot as Spanish, Ella Naylor as Russian, guest artist Tripp Taylor as

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Nutcracker, Ava Hatchell and Alaina Naylor alternating as Chinese, Alyssa McGee as the Mouse King, and Isabelle Dauksch as French Mirleton. The cast also includes Lily Merzlak as Columbine and Maria Evans as the Cadet Doll. Also, the company will welcome back to its stage Antonio Brown, a former company member and a frequent guest artist for the SCDT, as Cavalier and the Snow King. Other guest artists include Jeff Murrie performing as both Mother Ginger and Grandfather, with Rebecca McLain as Grandmother, Nick Townsend as Herr Drosselmeyer, Jimmy Wilson as Herr Stahlbaum, and Rachel Flamini as Frau Stahlbaum. Other company dancers include Giada Basta, Annie Ruth Eliason, Ella Grace Jordan, Arden Rand, Isadora Seeber and Emma Wentzel, who will perform as Clara’s friends and in other roles throughout the ballet. The Company’s younger dancers include Jewel Brodie, Carolyn Conner, Natalie Brewton, Yvie Dillard, Vanessa Brewton, Vivian Edwards, McCall Gregg, Louisa McLeod, Aly Powell, Isabel Quann, Olivia Kate Rand, McKinley Riley, Sofia Sargent, Abi Urquhart, Aubrey Youmans, Olivia Allred, Emma Kate Green, Eliza Johnson, Ella Quann, Hannah Quann, Willa Ann Ridenhour, Stella Stamato, Anna Claire Vincent and Miriam Welch. Preparatory students Anna Caroline Campbell, Brynlee Conrad, Genevieve Edwards, Casey Alexa McHugh, Finley Ruffin and Ashley Caroline Vincent will be angels. For additional information, visit www.scdancetheatre.org.

The legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine comes to the PAC Dec. 19 to perform Swan Lake with 55 of the brightest and most talented Ukrainian ballet stars.

Ukrainian dance troupe to present Swan Lake The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine will present a performance of Swan Lake Dec. 19 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event start at $30 and can be purchased at the PAC box office or online at www.fmupac.org This full-scale production is set to the music of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and is based on German legend. The plot of the ballet follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine comes to the PAC with 55 of the brightest and most talented Ukrainian ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life. The Yuri Vasyuchenko production is choreographed

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senko will dance opposite her as Prince Siegfried. Vasyuchenko is an Honorary Artist of Russia and exclusive soloist for Bolshoi in its glorious era under the tutelage of Yuri Grigorovich. The Odessa company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Russia and can boast an extremely varied repertoire, carrying the honor and the task to preserve the precious heritage of the great Ukranian ballets. The ballet company consists of the best performers, graduates of prestigious Ukrainian choreography schools. Many talented artists have danced with the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine company in its different periods and many of them have been soloists in major international companies. For additional information, visit www.fmupac.org.

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The Florene County Humane Society’s annual Lights 4 Paws will continue through Dec 26. The light show is located at 3251 Mears Drive.

Lights 4 Paws Humane society light show raises funds for animal care The Florence Area Humane Society flipped the on switch Sunday on its annual Lights 4 Paws fundraising event. The holiday light show will continue through Dec. 26. Lights 4 Paws is a quarter mile walk-through trail light show with more than 300,000 lights and stuffed

animals for people to enjoy. Pets are allowed, but they must be on a leash. Ross and Darlene Shotts have hosted the event in the front yard of their home at 3251 Mears Drive for three years. The light show will run from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. There will be a spot for donations to the Florence

Humane Society at the event. Florence Area Humane Society President Jayne Boswell said all funds will be used for the care of animals that arrive at the shelter. The shelter is located at 1434 McCurdy Road. Contact them at (843) 629-5456 or (843) 669-2921.

Pets of the Week

Hall and his twin brother Williams are 16weeks-old. They are both neutered. These two love to cuddle. They are at PetSmart so hurry in to see them!

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.

Ryleigh is a mischievous lab/retriever mix. He is 4 or 5-months old, loves to retrieve balls and other toys and will steal your heart! Come meet him!

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FMU women fall to Mount Olive

Members of the 2019 Trinity-Byrnes SCISA State Championship football team are: Will Bagwell, Reggion Bennett, Tim Brand, Austin Brown, McCoy Corbin, Michael Cusaac, William Duvall, Camron Ellis, Hampton Epps, Jarius Fajardo, Michael Gregory, Jaquaveon Jackson, Tracy Jackson, Dontavis Joe, Jailen Jones, Jordan Jones, Nick Jones, Cameron Jordan, Donovan Lambert, Townsend Matthews, Tre' McLeod, Light McNeil, Dexter McRae, Lucas Morgan, Truman Newsome, Isaiah Reichenbach, Michael Roach, Najawan Robinson, Powers Rodgers, Caleb Rogers, Andrew Saverance, Spencer Scott, Kershaw Sturkie, Blake Warren, and Kevis Williams.The head coach of the Titans is Jared Arnell.

Titans claim first SCISA state title The Trinity-Byrnes Titans won their first SCISA State Title by defeating Hilton Head Christian Eagles 55-49 in overtime. Nick Jones had a career game on the biggest stage. Nick accounted for five touchdowns and had a total of 388 yards, including a 99 yard kickoff return for a score. Reggion Bennett added 103 yards

rushing for Trinity-Byrnes. Nick Jones, Reggion Bennett and Donovan Lambert combined to rush for 462 yards. Jordan Jones was impressive playing both offensive and defense all night, rushing for 52 yards. Lambert’s last five yard run provided the winning touchdown in overtime, totaling three touchdowns.

Despite junior forward Kiana Adderton’s thirdcareer double-double performance, Francis Marion University suffered its first loss of the season 67-59 to the University of Mount Olive, Saturday in non-conference women’s basketball action. Francis Marion drops to 41 and will now break for exams. FMU will travel to Belmont Abbey College on Tuesday, Dec. 17, for a noon tip-off. The next home contest for the Patriots will be their Peach Belt Conference opener against the University of North Georgia Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Adderton led FMU with 24 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, followed by sophomore center Zaria Woods with eight points and eight rebounds. Senior 6-2 center Tatyana McClaney added seven points, while senior guard Abigail Bullock led the team with three steals while also chipping in

four points for FMU. Mount Olive (5-1) was led by Hope Toliver who registered 16 points. Men Tampa72 Francis Marion 67 Francis Marion University junior forward Kainan Pouncy tallied season highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds, but the Patriots came up empty on a possession in the final seconds allowing the University of Tampa to secure a 72-67 victory Saturday on the final day of the Eckerd College Thanksgiving Men’s Basketball Classic. FMU (1-4) will now take a break for exams before returning to action on Dec. 17 with a noon tip-off at the University of Mount Olive. The next home contest for the Patriots will be their Peach Belt Conference opener against the University of North Georgia on Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Titan’s defense was impressive with five interceptions from Nick Jones, Cam Ellis (2), Dontavis Joe, Tre’ McLeod. Tre’ McLeod ended the Eagle’s scoring opportunities with an interception on 4th and goal in overtime. The Titans ended the season 14-2, with a 14 game winning streak.

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