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DECEMBER 6, 2017

VOL. 37, NO. 51

Carolinas celebrates one year with Mayo Clinic BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Carolinas Hospital System celebrated the one-year anniversary of its collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Care Network at a luncheon on Nov. 28 in the Medical Mall B. Education Room. Gary Malaer, Carolinas CEO, spoke briefly saying this alliance has been a huge asset for patients and will continue in the future. “This really comes down to the patients and what we can do for them,” he stated. “If we are able to go above and beyond and help just one patient, that’s all the proof I need. We’ve helped many, many more than that.“ He said the collaboration also allows the opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other. “We can essentially steal good ideas from everyone,” he said. Dr. Ryan Uitti, of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, spoke briefly and showed visuals of how Carolinas doctors and nurses have used the clinic’s Econsult, an online system where physicians and nurses can ask questions and do consults with staff at the Mayo Clinic. “Econsults is the most powerful tool and it is available to everyone,” he said. Dr. Uitti’s presentation

DR. RYAN UITTI SPEAKS AT CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE COLLABORATION WITH MAYO CLINIC CARE NETWORK showed Carolinas had 101 users by June, 2017. “This has been a great collaboration,” he continued. “We are proud to bring our expertise to the Pee Dee region. “The challenge is ahead. There are more things we can do with this.” Dr. Ziad Skaff with internal medicine, hematology and

oncology, spoke saying “This is really something rare. Both physicians and patients get all options at this institution providing up to six opinions,” he said. The patients know that if they were at Mayo Clinic this is what they’d receive, he added. Dr. Rami Zebian of Carolinas Pulmonology and a member of the medical staff, said this col-

laboration with Mayo Clinic has made a huge difference in the care and recovery of eight patients. “This team effort is making a difference in our patients’ lives and the lives of their relatives,” he stressed. These consults are zero cost to Carolinas patients, he concluded.

Florence Christmas Parade set for Dec. 16 Santa Claus is coming to town for the annual Florence Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at West Evans Street and Edisto and proceed downtown to East

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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ON 100 BLOCK OF WEST EVANS 1990 Looking west,Trust Building on left

Underneath a large white tent on John Paul Jones Road, the Florence One Board of Trustees will provide the local community with a symbolic groundbreaking for the new Southside Middle School. It is the second project on schedule in Phase Two of Florence One’s School Building Facilities Plan. The new Southside Middle School is expected to be completed by March of 2020. Members of the Florence One Board of Trustees will hold the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. on the future site of the new school. The public is invited to the ceremony; however, private vehicles will neither be permitted on the construction site nor along John Paul Jones Road on the day of the event. Therefore, attendees are asked to meet in the parking lot of Abundant Life Church, which is located at 3030 South Irby Street, at least 30 to 45 minutes prior to the ceremony for bus shuttle services to the John Paul Jones location. The architectural firm for the new facility is Goforth Brown and Associates, and the new school will have the capacity to accommodate 1150 to 1350 students.

SCDOT SHEP available thru 511 App Contacting South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) roadside assistance crews has become a little easier, just in time for holiday travel. The SCDOT has added a new feature on its 511 App to allow motorists to contact SHEP for roadside assistance. Selecting the “SCDOT SHEP Roadside

Assistance” tab connects users with the closest dispatch phone number. SCDOT’s State Highway Emergency Program, known as SHEP, has helped about 800,000 motorists across the state since its inception in 1996. “The motorists in our state know that when they see the blue

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trucks coming, help is on the way,” said Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall, “Their impacts to the state’s economy, the public and the flow of traffic is countless and without measure.” Vehicles broken down on the side of the interstate can quickly cause traffic to back up for miles; the sooner they’re helped and on their way, the sooner traffic gets back to normal. SHEP responders are able to quickly change tires, perform basic repairs and carry small amounts of gasoline for those who’ve run out.

SHEP responders are also trained in clearing wrecked vehicles from travel lanes. SCDOT’s 511 app, which is free and available with iOS and Android devices, has current travel information including live streaming traffic cameras. The SCDOT 511 website is SHEP can also be reached by dialing *HP. For more information on SCDOT SHEP, visit http:// aspx.

Deaths Aiken, Jeanette Ward, died Nov. 27, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Baker, Judith Gregg, 77, died Dec. 2, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Charles, Margaret Helen, died Nov. 24, Ideal Funeral Home. Cox, Debra Johnson, 49, died Nov. 14, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. DuBose, Dr. William Perry “Bill” III died Dec.1, Belk Funeral Home. Ham, David Legrande, 77, died Dec. 1, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Haney, Shirley, died Nov. 22, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Hatchell, George E. Sr., Timmonsville, died Nov. 28, Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Hill, Elizabeth Freeman, died Dec. 2, KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Huggins, Charles Ravenel, 91, died Dec. 2, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Humphries, Deborah Jean, died Nov. 18, Kistle-Hardee Funeral home. Lawson, Laurie Coke, 85, died Dec. 2, KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Lewis, Mary Parham Lewis, 95, died in Greenville on Nov. 27, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Moody, Larry Keith, died Nov. 29, Belk

Funeral Home. Moseley, Felecia Simpson, died Nov. 28. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Norwood, Robert E. “Bob” died Nov. 26, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Proveaux, Katherine Warner, 91, died Dec. 2, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Sauls, Allen Walter, 73, died Nov. 28, LaytonAnderson Funeral Home. Singletary, Bishop Fannie D., died Nov. 22, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Smith, Azalee Elizabeth Rutland died Nov. 28, Belk Funeral Home. Solomon, Thomas E. Jr., 55, died Nov. 25, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Usry, Susan Poston, 61, of Myrtle Beach and formerly of Florence, died Nov. 25, McMillanSmall Funeral Home. Varnadore, Glenn, 62, died Dec. 3, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Walters, Heidi L., died Dec. 3, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Weatherford, Glenda Page, died Nov. 27, Belk Funeral Home. Welch, Willa Mae, 78, died Dec. 1, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Williams, Martha Dibbert, 64, died Nov. 28, Belk Funeral Home. Young, John died Nov. 24, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home.

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McLeod announces new Chief Human Resources officer McLeod Health announces the promotion of Deborah D. Locklair to Chief Human Resources Officer. Locklair most recently served as Regional Administrator for McLeod Health with oversight of McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Health Cheraw. Board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, she is also a Senior Vice President for the organization. In this new role, Locklair’s responsibilities include the management of compensation and benefits for McLeod Health employees, the Human Resources Information Systems and providing leadership to the Recruiting, Employee Relations and Organizational Learning teams. Locklair previously served as interim administrator for McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Health Cheraw. Prior to these positions, she served as the administrator for McLeod Health Dillon for 10 years. Locklair began her career at McLeod in 1989 as a social worker and discharge planner for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 1992, she was named director of Discharge Planning, a position she held until 1994 when she assumed leadership as the administrator of McLeod Health Darlington and Vice President of McLeod Health. In 2003, she became Administrative Chief of Staff for McLeod President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Colones. In this position, she represented the office of the President of McLeod Health to both internal and external publics, as well as assisted in the review of correspondences, documents and contracts with outside organizations.

DEBORAH LOCKLAIR Locklair received her bachelor of science degree in health science from Furman University in Greenville. She also completed her Master of Education degree specializing in counseling from Francis Marion University. On a state level, Locklair serves on the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Hospital Association and the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health Board. She also serves on a variety of health care leadership boards including the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Vision Council for SC DHHS Healthy Outcomes Program. In 2017, she was named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Healthy Learners. Locklair is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina (LSC) and served on the Board of Trustees for LSC for four years. A native of Olanta, Locklair lives in Florence with her husband, Dale. They have three children and six grandchildren. Locklair enjoys international travel and being outdoors, as well as spending time with her family.



Unlock the power of compounding As simple as it may seem, compounding can play a key role as you pursue a bright financial future. Compounding, simply put, is when an investment generates earnings on reinvested earnings. In your retirement accounts, where you’ll accumulate funds over the course of years or even decades, it can have a powerful impact. Consider the following scenario: You inherit $10,000 from a relative. Knowing that you need to begin saving for your retirement, you purchase a hypothetical investment vehicle offering a 5 percent annual return. In the first year, you earn $500 in interest. Your investment is now worth $10,500. In the second year, you accrue interest not only on your original $10,000, but on the $500 you earned in the prior year as well. So, at the end of year two, your balance will be $11,025.

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Swamp Fox Quilters plan Christmas luncheon The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave, (corner of 3rd Loop Road and Marsh Ave.). The meeting will include the Guild’s annual Christmas covered dish luncheon. Please note change in meeting time. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Holiday wreath-laying to honor veterans Florence National Cemetery will host the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon at its Committal Shelter, 803 E. National Cemetery Road. The public is invited to come enjoy the program and stay to place a wreath on a veteran’s grave. To sponsor a wreath, contact Florence National Cemetery. Parking is available at the SC Dept. of Disabilities & Special Needs, 714 E. National Cemetery Road. Coordinators are Rolling Thunder SC4. Sponsors are Blue Star Mothers and Warrior Watch Riders of South Carolina.

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Confusion shouldn’t stop patients from buying health insurance By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans cost 34 percent more, on average, than they did in 2017. Skimpier bronze plans cost 18 percent more. Generous gold plan premiums have risen 16 percent. Many insurers won’t offer exchange plans at all. There will be just a single exchange insurer in nearly half of all counties. Luckily, Americans don’t have to settle for exchange plans. They can also buy coverage “offexchange.” And they may want to consider consulting a certified health insurance agent or broker to determine whether exchange or off-exchange plans are right for them. Exchange plans are generally more attractive for individuals and families who earn less than 400 percent of the poverty level. That’s because these folks – individuals taking home less than $48,240 or families of four bringing in less than $98,400 – qualify for subsidized coverage. But they can only claim those subsidies through the exchanges. Off-exchange plans aren’t subsidized. So they may be a better fit for the roughly 40 percent of Americans who earn too much to qualify for subsidies. Some of these plans also generally allow enrollees to visit a wider range of doctors and hospitals. About 5.4 million people purchased offexchange plans in 2017. Most people could use assistance when picking a plan. Less than four in 10 Americans are “very confident” that they can select the health insurance plan that’s right for them. Only four percent of people can define common insurance terms like “deductible,” “co-pay,” “coinsurance,” and “out-of-pocket maximum.” Health insurance agents and brokers can help these folks understand the benefits and drawbacks of various plans. Most of these professionals have 10 or more years of experience in the industry. Three out of four spend “most” or “a lot of” their time explaining options to clients. Consumers who have sought assistance from agents and brokers in the past have been extremely satisfied. Nearly 84 percent of people who requested assistance when shopping for plans in 2014 said insurance agents and brokers were helpful. That’s a higher satisfaction ranking than any other source of help. It’s easy to see why agents and brokers are popular. They’re often able to find better deals than consumers would have found on their own. Premiums are 13 percent lower in counties with the most brokers. Plus, agents and brokers generally don’t charge for advice. These professionals play a pivotal role in helping people sign up for coverage. In California, for instance, agents and brokers signed up 525,000 people for exchange plans in 2014. That represented 40 percent of the state’s total exchange enrollees. Their services will be even more important this year, given some recent changes to the Affordable Care Act. This year’s open enrollment period in only runs 45 days, until December 15. In past years, it ran until late January, and will run longer this year in some state exchanges. The federal Department of Health and Human Services is also not spending as much on advertising open enrollment this year. So fewer people may even be aware that they need to sign up. By helping people sign up for either exchange or off-exchange plans, brokers and agents can ensure a larger, more representative pool of enrollees. That will help stabilize the individual market and reduce future premium spikes. Americans only have a few weeks to decide on a 2018 health plan. They can ensure they make the right choice by calling in some professional help.

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Ingenious items for your Christmas List While looking for some unusual, but practical, Christmas gifts, I came across some interesting products. Following is a list of items that are pretty ingenious, but are they really needed? • The Illumbowl Shower Head lets you know when the water temperature is right. It features three colored lights that change with the temperature – red for too hot, blue for too cold, and green for just right. It also has three massage settings, all for $19.99. What is wrong with testing the water by touch? • A towel warmer at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $99. I don’t need it, but I think that would be a wonderful thing. • A color changing soap dispenser that is dimmable and motion activated. There are eight colors and you can set it to your favorite or let it rotate the colors. Sounds nice, but who needs this. • A germ defense toilet light that is motion activated. When you see blue, the UV light is fighting bacteria. Okay... • An Avocado Tree Growing Kit. It includes a bowl for water and a rubber gadget to keep the avocado seed from sinking in the water. It is $20 from Why not save $20 and use toothpicks to hold

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the seed? • The Negg: a hard boiled egg peeler. This hard-boiled egg peeler slides the egg shell off like butter with just cold water and some shakes. By the time I searched for this gadget, I could have peeled the egg all by myself. $17.95 • AquaNotes: a note pad for the shower. Is your mind the most creative when you’re in the shower? From book ideas to shopping lists, AquaNotes keeps you from forgetting the genius ideas you have in the shower. Really? • Remote Control Mop. This product cuts down on your cleaning and turns cleaning into a fun game. Who knew this was possible? • DipClip: a car vent dipping sauce holder for those having eating meals in the car as they travel. No more getting condiments all over your good suit and tie. $15 on

• Magic Tap Milk Dispenser. Pouring milk can be hard. No more picking up that heavy jug, pouring milk into a glass or bowl, screwing the cap back on and hauling the jug back to the fridge. The Magic Tap Milk Dispenser attaches to any standard container top and will automatically dispense milk, juice, liquor, or whatever kind of container you attach it to. Just $6.65 on • Easy Bath Kneeler mat makes bath-ing your kids so much easier on your aching knees and elbows. $20.07 on • Like to make your own sushi? The East Sushi Roller helps you make perfect sushi rolls. And, you can use it for any rolled food, not just sushi. $9.98 on Do you have someone on your list that makes sushi? • Auto Floss Dispenser that attaches to your bathroom mirror. Simply press the front face of the device and it will automatically dispense a perfect amount of floss. It includes an integrated floss cutter that easily chops your floss right off the dispenser so you can get to flossing immediately. Is this the ultimate in laziness? $29.99 on So, do we really need these? You be the judge.


Why your Christmas tree could cost more this year By Taylor Estes Carolina Reporter & News If you usually buy a real Christmas tree to celebrate your holiday season, you might be out of luck this year. Tree farms across the nation are reporting that they don’t have enough supply to meet the rising demand for live Christmas trees. According to Steve Penland, secretary of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Association, this is the biggest shortage he has seen in a few years. “The popularity of the live, or real, Christmas tree has started evolving. We’re seeing that generation Y is looking to go back to tradition and do things like they did when they were young, like pick out a tree with the family. Demand is going up,” Penland said. Bryan Price, owner of Price’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lexington, has also seen an

increase in the demand for his trees in the past few years. “We now open before Thanksgiving to meet demand every year, it’s what the customers expect,” Price said. Price’s Christmas Trees is a family-owned business that was started by Bryan Price’s father in 1984. Bryan Price and his wife, Leah Price, grow their own trees on their family property, but they normally order their Fraser fir trees from North Carolina to be sold at their lot. “We were warned by the company that sends our Fraser firs back in the summer that supply was going to be short and prices were going to go up,” Bryan Price said. “I suspect it is due to rising demand, as well as a few other reasons like wildfires, storms, and the lack of business back in the 2000s.” Live Christmas tree sales were at all time lows then and the industry is still feeling the

effects of the shifting change in demand. Back in the early 2000’s many Christmas tree farms went out of business because no one was buying the trees,” Penland said, agreeing with Price. “After that, farmers began planting less trees to stay even with the low demand. “Prices are up 10 to 20 percent in some locations and certain tree types will probably be more expensive than others due to higher demand,” Penland said. “I just hope prices stay affordable for those wanting a tree.” It takes five to seven years for a tree to reach maturity, and fir trees, which tend to be the most popular, take even longer. The combined higher demand and lowered supply of trees from the effects of previous years have people buying their trees earlier than usual. “Already in North Carolina, which is the number two pro-


Clean air essential to our health, environment Is breathing clean air important to you and to your family members? If it is, know that air quality as it relates to open burning in South Carolina is a serious health issue. Open burning occurs when unscrupulous site prep companies clear land for either a new or existing neighborhood. After trees are cut down and logs hauled away the rest of the tree stumps and debris are burned in a pit dug for that purpose; the resulting smoke pollutes the air we breathe. Because of continuing growth in our state this effects all of us. SC open burn laws must be changed – also existing

open burn laws must be consistently enforced with penalties tough enough to convince site prep companies not to pollute our air. Open burn smoke is toxic. It creates ozone and particle pollution. The EPA states that ozone and particle pollution causes unhealthy breathing conditions. The EPA also states that the pollution may cause reproductive harm. Developmental harm. Respiratory harm. Cardiovascular harm. Central nervous system harm. Cancer. In diabetes, particle pollution has been shown to increase stroke and heart attack risk and likely causes

early death. We want the burning caused by site prep companies stopped. We want industrial wood chippers and stump grinders to clean up debris left behind when land is cleared. The only way change will happen is if our state legislatures understand that the people are serious about the importance of breathing clean air. You can help by signing our petition at: p/help-us-safeguard-clean-airin-south-carolina Kathy Capuano and Helene Kugit, Bluffton

ducer of Christmas trees in the nation, we’re seeing trees selling out,” Penland said. The number one producer of Christmas trees is in the Pacific northwest, with Oregon and Washington producing the leading number of trees. Tree farmers in both states have reported similar shortages in tree supply. “It’s unfortunate to see, and we hate to have to raise the prices on people for the Fraser firs from North Carolina,” Price said. “However, I can’t say I’m not happy to see more people buying real Christmas trees. I think our farm would make my dad proud if he was alive today.”

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The Compassionate Friends of the Pee Dee Area will participate in the Worldwide Candle Lighting on Dec. 10 in the St. Anthony Catholic Church’s Family Center, 2536 Hoffmeyer Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and candles will be lit beginning at 7 p.m. Please arrive closer to 6:30 p.m. to allow for announcement and poem readings as the candles are being lit. The program is open to any family who has experienced the death of a child of any age, as well as the public wanting to show support. All are welcome to light a candle in memory of a loved one they have lost and wish to remember in this special way. Candles and holders will be provided, as well as light refresh-

Parents, do you need time to finish off that holiday to-do list? Here’s your ticket for a kid-free night. ScienceSouth’s Arctic Express Kids’ Night Out will be held on Dec. 15. It is open to children. ages 5-10. Register your child for ScienceSouth’s educational experience of the season. It’s full steam ahead as they journey to a magical wonderland full of science and imagination. Children will learn about engineering, thermodynamics, and more. The workshop is $20 for children, ages 5-10. Pizza and juice will be provided. It’s an evening workshop, so children can come dressed in their PJs. Register online at the ScienceSouth website.

Parents invited to Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Randy Bridges Florence One parents are invited to share coffee and conversation with Florence One Superintendent of Schools Dr. Randy Bridges. Parents are invited to share ideas to support academic success and discuss the latest topics affecting Florence One and public education. Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Bridges will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in Room 2A of the Poynor Building located at 301 South Dargan Street. Visit the web at to register. For more information call 843-669-4141.

ments and drinks, by the chapter. Feel free to bring a dessert or a simple dish that you wish to share. The Worldwide Candle Lighting gives bereaved families the opportunity to remember their child . . . that their light may always shine.

Advent Lessons, Carols Cross and Crown Lutheran and St. Catherine's Episcopal Church will offer Soup and Sandwich, followed by Advent Lessons and Carols, each Wednesday during Advent beginning Dec. 6 followed by Dec. 13 and 20. Supper starts at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.


First Baptist honors Willie Twiggs for service Willie A. Twiggs, 75, was recognized on Sunday, Nov. 26, for his 40 years of service to First Baptist Church. Twiggs, head custodian, started working at FBC on Nov. 27, 1977. He retired for three months in 2004, but was “called back,” into service, he said. Willie was born and raised in St. Stephens. As a young man, he went to work for the USDA in Washington, D.C., before moving to Florence in 1974. He was married to the late Mary Twiggs who passed in 1997. They had three children together, and Willie now has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. “First Baptist Church is a nice place to work,” Willie commented, adding that the members feel like family to him. “I enjoy working here and I try to help make everybody happy,” he stated. “As a custodian, you have to be here like a minister.” Asked if he has plans to retire again, Willie laughed, saying “I probably will one of these days.”


Wilson student advances to finals in German Olympics Rebecca Liu, a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program at Wilson High School, has advanced to the National Final Round of the International German Olympics 2018. Liu is one of the top 14 students in the U.S. to prevail in this competition. The selection and announcement of the winners were made by the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Based on the motto “Be The One,” the GoetheInstitut Chicago is searching for two “Olympic athletes” to represent the USA in Freiburg, Germany next summer. The participants will prove their knowledge of the German language and culture in a competition with students from 50 different nations. Liu will travel to Chicago to participate in the US Final Round held as an “Olympic pentathlon” – reading, listening, speaking, writing and presenting will be tested. In this all expenses-paid trip, she will visit the Christkindlmarket, a German-style Christmas market in Chicago and will also be able to view the Chicago skyline from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower. Liu is a student of Dr. Lucia Huang, German teacher at Wilson High School. For more information on the IB Program at Wilson High School, contact Mrs. Josie Stratton at

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INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 200 ..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215 ...............................................EVENTS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300 ........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425 ......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440..............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470 ................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500.....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520............................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE 530 ..................................WORK WANTED



NO.: 2017-CP-21-02123 U. S. Bank National Association as trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as trustee for Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust Mortgage Pass-Through

Certificates, Series 2005-4, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Linda Green, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled

DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Linda Green to

Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Aegis Funding Corporation dated July 25, 2005 and recorded on July 27, 2005 in Book A 943 at Page 1072, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: 1. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being on the West side of Williamsburg Avenue in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and having the following measurements, metes and boundaries: The said lot fronts on and measures along its eastern boundary line on Williamsburg Avenue 100 feet, measures along its northern boundary line 205 feet, more or less; measures along its southern boundary line 192 feet; and measures along its western boundary line 51 feet, and is bounded now or formerly as follows, to-wit: On the North by lands of land of J.V. Carter and C.A. Timmons; on the East by Williamsburg Avenue; on the South by lot of land of J. P. Truluck; and on the West by lands of land of Mrs. Annie Thomlinson and Jim Hanna, and being the southern portion of lot of land described in Deed from P.T. Askins, et. al. to R.H. Askins, dated July 20, 1936, recorded in Deed Book 64 at Page 106, Office of the Clerk of Court

for Florence County, and later conveyed to J.V. Carter. ALSO: All that piece, parcel or strip of land, being triangular in shape, situate, lying and being in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron 180.75 feet South of the Southern Margin of sidewalk on the South side of Main Street, corner common with this lot and the Southwest corner of lot of J.V. Carter, thence running South 20 degrees 17 minutes West a distance of 15 feet to an iron on the northern boundary of lot of land of James J. Carter and Mildred M. Carter a distance of 100.5 feet to an iron; thence running South 77 degrees 55 minutes East a distance of 101.5 feet to the point to beginning, and being designated as Parcel "A" on a plat of property of the Lake City Presbyterian Church, made by James B. Floyd, Surveyor, March 15, 1967, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book Y at Page 78, which plat and the record thereof are by reference, incorporated herein. ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or strip of land situate and being on the West side of Williamsburg Avenue, in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Parcel "B" on a plat made by Floyd, Coleman and Assoc., Surveyors and Engineers, dated September 17, 1975, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat book 15 at Page 767. Said parcel is triangular in shape and fronts along the sidewalk of Williamsburg Avenue a distance of 48.31 feet, extends back in depth therefrom on its northern boundary a distance of 197.63 feet; on its southern boundary a distance of 181.89 feet and is bounded now or formerly on the North by lot of land of Margaret Carter and Parcel "A" of said plat; on the East by the sidewalk of Williamsburg Avenue; and on the South by lot of land of James J. Carter and Mil-

dred M. Carter, all of which is shown and delineated on said plat and the record thereof which are, by reference incorporated herein. This being the same property conveyed to Linda Green by deed of Virginia C. Nettles dated July 25, 2005 and recorded July 27, 2005 in Book A943 at Page 1067 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 80016-10-007 Property Address: 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, SC 29560 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 7, 2017. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on

behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, South Carolina 29560; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/22, 11/29, 12/6/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold


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20. Type of missile (abbr.) 23. Criticizes 24. Midwife 25. Entwined 26. Supervises inter state commerce 27. A way to convert 28. Female sibling 29. TV network 30. Tropical Asian plant 31. Line on a map 32. Denotes songbirds 33. Made publicly known 34. He devised mud cleats for football 36. Trends Answers on Page 7A

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600 ..................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605 .................................BURIAL SPACES 610..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612 .....................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615 .............................................CONDOS 618.....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620 ..............................HOMES FOR RENT 625 ..............................HOMES FOR SALE 630 .................................LAND FOR RENT 632 ...............................LAND FOR LEASE 635 .................................LAND FOR SALE 636 ...................................LAND WANTED 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 640 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650 ....................................OFFICE SPACE 660............................RESORT PROPERTY 665 ............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670..............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900 ...................................................ATVS 910 ...........................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 ..................................................CARS 930 ..................................MOTORCYCLES 940 .................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980...................................................VANS 990 .........................................STATEWIDE

to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Acqunetta Green; Torriel Green; Tania Green, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL

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Trinity-Byrnes athlete signs letter to play for FDTC Trinity-Byrnes senior Berkleigh Mezzanotte signed with Florence Technical College to play softball. Berkleigh is excited about her future and the opportunity to play for Florence Darlington Technical College. “I am truly blessed and honored for this wonderful opportunity that Coach Heber and Coach Adrianna have given me,” she said. She added that there have been many people to thank for helping and supporting her along the way. “All I can say for any athlete that dreams about playing a college level sport is that they need to work hard every day, always thank your supporters and be humble. Good things can happen when you work your very hardest,“ stated Mezzanotte.

Very Merry Booky Christmas TIMMONSVILLE – The Baker Memorial Library will host a Christmas Program, “A Very Merry Booky Christmas on Friday, Dec. 15, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Santa Claus will make an appearance to share stories with families. There will be family-friendly crafts as well. Refreshments will be served. This free event is funded by the Friends of The Timmonsville Library.

Bradley receives YMCA award

BERKLEIGH MEZZANOTTE, second from left, seated, signs letter of intent to play softball for Florence-Darlington Technical College.

The Florence Family YMCA recognized County Councilman Al Bradley by presenting him the Community Ambassador Award. Every year, the SC Alliance of YMCAs honors a person who has helped the YMCA in the community where they live and work by presenting them with the Community Ambassador Award. County Councilman Al Bradley was presented this award for his commendable work for the Florence Family YMCA, promoting the many programs they offer

and by securing funding for several capital projects at the Y. The Florence Family YMCA is a non-profit, AL BRADLEY community organization that focuses on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

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Columbia City Ballet brings its ‘Nutcracker’ to Florence The Columbia City Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary production of its award-winning “Nutcracker.” Executive and Artistic Director, William Starrett, has created a captivating performance which waltzes to Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center for one performance on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., just in time for the holiday season. First performed by the Columbia City Ballet in 1967, the company presents its 50th anniversary production, making it the longest, continuously running, performing arts event in South Carolina. In its anniversary year, Nutcracker will be touring eight cities across the Southeast. The company’s 29 professional dancers will share the stage with over 150 local children, ages 4 to 16, and will feature critically acclaimed professional dancers. “This is a professional production replete with sets, scenery, and costumes.” Starrett says. “This isn’t just a ‘go to it because your neighbor is in it’ kind of experience – it’s a fully professional, once-in-a-lifetime holiday event.” Nutcracker is the story of a little girl, Clara, who receives a nutcracker as a Christmas gift from her uncle, Drosselmeyer. At the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Clara sees the nutcracker


magically grow into a lifesize prince and battle the Mouse Queen. Clara throws her slipper at the Mouse Queen and saves the Prince. The two enter the magical Land of Sweets and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, portrayed by South Carolina Ballet’s ballerina, Regina Willoughby. To honor Clara for having saved the Prince, sweets from all over the world perform for her. The celebration ends with a final waltz where visions of sugar plums dance in Clara’s head. Columbia City Ballet’s 50th anniversary production of Nutcracker will be at Francis Marion University ‘s Performing Arts Center for one performance only on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at w w w. f m u p a c . o r g / e v e n t / n u t cracker-columbia-city-ballet/, at the box office or by calling 843-6611720. Columbia City Ballet’s mission is to offer South Carolina and Southeastern audiences the highest quality ballet. South Carolina can proudly claim one of the strongest and most versatile ballet companies in the Southeast. Since the Columbia City Ballet’s founding in 1961, it has integrated the world of dance within the community as the largest performing arts organization in the state.

ERS employees begin this year’s Christmas project BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Employees at Employee Reward Solutions have begun this year’s annual Christmas fund-raising efforts to assist local charities. The employees have formed five teams which are competing to raise the most money for their chosen recipients – the House of Hope of the Pee Dee and Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. A different team is preparing and selling lunchtime meals each week until Christmas to compete for bragging rights for raising the most money from their efforts. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Team One offered a choice between four homemade soups and chicken pot pie, with salad, dessert and a beverage for a donation of $8 or more. The upcoming menus include: Dec. 6 – Barbecue chicken sandwich with slaw, chips, dessert and beverage for $8 donation. Dec. 12 – Grilled burgers and dogs with homemade chili, chips, cookie and bev-

ERS CHRISTMAS PROJECT – Some of the Team One members, from left, Depak Mallick, Paula Timmons, Paula Turner, Shiadra Davis and Brittany Smith erage for $8 donation. Dec.14 – Taco bar offering a choice of hard or soft shell tacos, chips and salsa, brownie, cookie or cake, and beverage for $8 donation. Dec. 19 – Taste of Italy featuring homemade

lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. This is being prepared by the Management Team. A $10 donation is requested. Food is served from noon until gone or 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come enjoy

a meal, on a first come first served basis, at the office at 151 West Evans Street (use back entrance from the County Complex parking lot). ERS has conducted this holiday project since 2010.

The funds raised by the employees are matched by the company and given to the two charities which had been selected by the employees. Last year, $4,500 was presented to the two non-profit agencies.


Central to present a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols The Chancel Choir will sing a mix of brand new and timehonored favorites at A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. This service retells the Christmas story from the Old Testament through the birth of Christ, to the visits of the shepherds and magi. The music ranges from bright and rhythmic to serene and reflective. Included will be “Jesus Child” and “What Sweeter Music,” both by John Rutter; “I Saw Three Ships” arranged by Ian Humphris; Malcolm Archer’s arrangement of “A Virgin Most Pure; There is No Rose of Such Virtue and Torches” by John Joubert; Bob Chilcott’s setting of “Away in a Manger;” and “The Three Kings” by Peter Cornelius. In between the lessons and carols, guests are invited to participate in the singing of favorite carols including “Once in Royal David’s City,” “Unto Us Is Born a Son,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Organ accompaniments and soaring descants will enhance the singing. The original Festival of Nine Lessons was held on Christmas Eve 1918 at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. It has been celebrated there every year since and the annual broadcast reaches an audience estimated to be in the millions. The Order of Service was revised in 1919 and since that time, the opening hymn has always been “Once in Royal David’s City.” While the lessons and prayers remain virtually unchanged each year, the choice of carols varies. Almost immediately after its inception, the service was adapted by other churches and the tradition has spread around the world. The community is invited. Civic leaders will read scripture passages, along with pastors and lay readers. This year’s readers include Peggy Knight, Chancel Choir Member; Ashley Taylor, The Well representative, Octavia Williams-Blake, Florence City Council; Laura Ballenger, SNAC Representative; and Nicole Hupfer, Central Council Chair. An offering will be received to support SNAC. A recital of Christmas organ music will begin at 3:40 p.m. and a reception will follow the service.


Handbell choir to ring in the season Come hear the sounds of the season by First Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Handbell Choir at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the sanctuary. This is a free event for the family, and it’s a First Presbyterian tradition rich with Christmas melodies from around the globe. First Presbyterian Church is located at 700 Park Ave.

Kingdom Living Temple presents Happy Birthday Jesus The Kingdom Living Temple, 2056 Second Loop Road, will be hosting “Happy Birthday Jesus” on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. There will be a Christmas skit by Francis Marion University students and alumni, free food, speakers, choirs and singers. Also, scholarships will be given to high school students. The public is invited. For more additional information call 843-468-5265.

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Miniature Art Show, Competition winners The fourth annual Lynda English Miniature Art Show and Competition award-winners were announced Nov. 28 during a reception at the studio. Adult first-place award winner was Doug Gray for his Surreptitious Terrain: “Waterway”, Ceramics. Beth Woodall won second place for her “Approaching Storms”, and Laurie Keeton won third place for her “Waiting for Carl Jr.” People’s Choice Award went to Tiffany Harrell for “Pop!” Student award wins went to Deeya Khambhaita, first place, for “Ocean Adventure: Lit Flame;” Katie Kirby, second place, for “Dreamer;” and Katherine Barker, third place, for “Love Yourself.” Deeya also won Student People’s Choice Award for ”Sunset Forest.” “We began this competition to teach emerging artists and our youth how to compete in a show. We help them through the process. Also, it is a challenge to work small, and it teaches the artist a great skill. We want the artists to be able to view their work from the eyes of friends, buyers, and judges,” said Lynda English of Lynda English Studio Gallery. “The works are for sale and several of our small works have already sold. The show will hang and works will be for sale until Dec. 18.” Judge Kimberly Washburn of the Florence County Museum commented on the

WINNERS – From left, Laurie Keeton, Beth Woodall, Doug Gray,Tiffany Harrell and Katherine Barker. adult first place winner’s piece, “This work exemplifies an artist’s successful use of materials paired with subject matter. The texture, both physical and implied, in this small ceramic piece create the perfect surface for landscape imagery. …” Washburn said of the youth first-place winner Deeya Khambhaita’s ‘Ocean Adventure: Lit Flame,’ “This wonderful composition is one of four works that can be viewed separately or together or a variety of arrangements. Good use of movement and color.” Lynda English Studio Gallery is located at 403 Second Loop Road in Flo-

rence. For more information about the art show or classes and workshops,

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Nick Townsend, Ann Miles to present Christmas program Live@Central! on Wednesday, Dec. 13, concludes its fall portion of its 13th season with the popular duo Nick Townsend and Ann Miles. This will be their twelfth presentation of their popular Christmas-theme program and a perennial favorite for Live@Central! The free public concert will be held in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby streets in downtown Florence beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner (optional) will be served at 5:15 p.m. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit Call the church office at 843-662-3218 if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Three South Florence Students perform with All-National Chorus Three South Florence High students traveled to Orlando, FL on Nov. 26-29 to rehearse and perform with the 2017 AllNational Chorus. Students from 49 states were represented in the ensemble. The three singers selected from South Carolina were Elizabeth Marsac, Jordan Taylor and Kaylee Worthington, all students of Dr. Erick J. Figueras, choral director at South Florence High School. The students were selected after successfully auditioning for South Carolina’s 2016 All-State Choir – a process which includes a vocal audition as well as a sightsinging exam – and then undergoing an additional audition process. Participation was made possible with financial support from Florence School District One, as well as grant funds awarded by the South Carolina Arts Commission. All-National ensembles are sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which is among the largest arts education organizations in the world and the

primary professional organization for music educators in the United States. The All-National Chorus which was hosted this year at the Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World, was directed by celebrated American composer Dr. Z. Randall Stroope. In addition to having published a large catalog of musical works, Dr. Stroope serves as the director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Oklahoma State University. As a conductor and lecturer, he regularly appears nationally and internationally in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Chicago Orchestra Hall, Sopra Minerva (Rome), and the Kennedy Center. ● Senior Elizabeth Marsac is the daughter of Michael and Suzanne Marsac. She plans to major in English literature. ● Senior Jordan Taylor is the daughter of Raymond and Laura Taylor. She plans to major in musical theater. ● Kaylee Worthington is the daughter of Jeffrey and Michelle Worthington. She plans to study cosmetology.

Pictured from left are Dr. Erick J. Figueras, Jordan Taylor, Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, Kaylee Worthington and Elizabeth Marsac.

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