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NEIGHBORS NAME: Linda Harris FAMILY: Husband Michael, two grown children, four grandchildren BORN: Seattle, WA, resides in Florence OCCUPATION: Works parttime marketing Senior Health Care book SPECIAL INTERESTS: Gardening, biking, kayaking WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? Warm friendly people, mild weather, the beautiful library WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My parents who showed me by example how to love and serve others.”
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Monument honoring Vietnam veterans to be unveiled BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. A new memorial honoring Vietnam veterans will be dedicated at the Veterans Day Ceremony set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in Florence Veterans Park. This recognition may be a long time coming, but greatly appreciated by four area Vietnam veterans who talked about their memories of serving in what was called the Vietnam Conflict. There was no fanfare or special welcome ceremonies for these soldiers after their service in this controversial war. “It was very different. We didn’t come back in groups like soldiers today,” commented Henry Moree of Society Hill. Moree, a Marine, remembers dreaming about a cheeseburger on his return from Vietnam. On his way home, while still in uniform, he stopped at restaurant in his hometown, “I didn’t have any civilian clothes, all I had was my uniforms,” he explained. “When I walked in the restaurant, I was told that I was welcome to eat there, but not in uniform,” he recalled. Roosevelt Wallace, U.S. Army, first stepped on U.S. soil in California after leaving Vietnam. He remembers there were barriers erected at the airport to shield returning soldiers from angry protestors. John Galloway, a Navy veteran, doesn’t remember anything specifically targeting him, but he does recalls whispers, such as “baby killer,” said behind his back. Roosevelt Wallace of Darlington, joined the Army in 1967, got special training for reconnoissance at Ft. Benning, GA. He was sent to Vietnam in June of 1968. In August he was wounded and sent to Japan for medical treatment. He went back to Vietnam in March of 1969 but got a different assignment – this time serving on APC tracks. Wallace was wounded a second time in April of 1969, sent
VIETNAM VETERANS – John Pendergrass, left, Roosevelt Wallace, John Galloway and Henry Moree. away for healing, and returned to the war in June of 1969. He exited military service in 1970, receiving the Purple Heart, first and second. John Galloway of Florence County joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and served several tours of Vietnam on the Navy Destroyer, USS Duncan (DER 874) from 1967 until 1970. He was a gunners mate. Galloway left service in 1970, but rejoined the Navy in 1973 and served until 1993, including service in the Gulf War. He retired with 26 years of service. John Pendergrass, Florence, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, served in Vietnam from 1970-72 at Phan Rang Air Base. As security police, Galloway’s job included providing flight line and base security. After leaving the Air Force, he joined the Air National Guard, retiring with 21 years of military service.
Henry Moree of Society Hill joined the U.S. Marines after being drafted by the Army in April of 1969. Following training at Parris Island, he was sent to Vietnam aboard the USS La Salle in early 1970. While serving with the First
Recon in the bush near Da Nang, he was wounded and flown to the Vietnam Navy Hospital. He returned to the bush where he served until exiting in 1971. He then served in the U.S. Marine Reserves for a short while.
Veteran’s Day ceremony A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in Florence Veterans Park. The guest speaker will be US Army retired MG Richard S. “Steve” Siegfried. The Vietnam monument will be unveiled and dedicated during the program. Also a new panel to the Wall of Honor will be unveiled. A SEE
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The Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 at 3631 E. Palmetto St. may be best known for its Legion baseball team, but members are busy serving veterans, their families and the community. Its four core pillars are veterans, national security, Americanism, and children and youth. Any veteran or family member can contact the post for assistance. Members have built wheelchair ramps, helped pay bills, provided family support at funerals and wakes.They have contacts for those needing Veterans Administration assistance. Post members greet deployed veterans when they return and gather to see departing troops off. They participate at graveside ceremonies for Legion members. They take great pride in joining the Wreaths Across America Program and placing thousands of wreaths at the Florence National Cemetery. For the youth in the area they sponsor high school students in the Boys State Program where future leaders are educated in government, team work and public service. They hold annual oratorical competitions for high school students to help them earn scholarship money. Their biggest high profile program is the American Legion baseball team. One of the best in the country, they had state champions two years in a row. SEE
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VETERAN’S DAY FROM PAGE 1A moment of silence will be held in tribute to Ed Young who died earlier this year. Young and the Byrd Estate donated the land for the Veteran’s Park. Florence Mens Chorale will perform and the Mullins High Marine JROTC will present colors. Siegfried retired from the U.S. Army in 1995, after 34 years of service. He was the Commanding General of Fort Jackson from December 1991 to March 1994. His last position in the Army was as Deputy, The Inspector General, and finally as Acting,
The Inspector General, U.S. Army. During his 34 years of service he served overseas tours in Panama, Germany, Great Britain and two combat tours in Vietnam. He wears two Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, The Soldiers medal for Heroism, the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts, as well as 27 other personal awards for bravery, achievement and service. In 1985 he was inducted into the Officers’ Candidate School Hall of Fame. He was
awarded the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor of South Carolina in 1995, and in 1997 he was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice, the highest recognition the infantry can confer on one of its own. The Secretary of the Army recalled Sigfried to active duty on Dec. 1, 1996 to chair the Senior Review Panel on Sexual Harassment. The panel conducted an unprecedented worldwide assessment of the human relations environment in the Army. He was retired for the second time in October
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1997. In 1998, he and a partner started The Leadership Academy, a company geared to training frontline supervisors up to CEO’s on leadership. The company dissolved in 2002 due to his commitment to Homeland Security. Siegfried served as the first director of Homeland Security for South Carolina, the state liaison to Secretary Tom Ridge and the National Homeland Security Office, and chairman of the South Carolina Homeland Security Council, 2001-2003. From January 20042011, he served as vicechairman and later as vice-chairman emeritus of Shotspotter Inc, the world’s leader in gunshot detection and location systems. He is the vice chairman of Honor Flight, South Carolina, and serves on the Advisory Board of USO, South Carolina.
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All Saints’ Church celebrates 60 years campus: All Saints’ Episcopal Day School and All Saints’ Parent’s Morning Out. In 1960, All Saints’ Church opened All Saints’ Episcopal Day School (3K-6 grade), which offers a very high standard of education while caring for the spiritual needs of the individual. They are truly “Building Strong Foundations.” All Saints’ Parent’s Morning Out (PMO) cares for children from 3 months through 3K, providing a safe environment for children to learn and grow in their early years. The impetus for Pelican House in Florence also came to the members of All Saints’ Church in 1979, when they identified that housing was the greatest need for the elderly in the Florence area. They worked together with Cumberland Methodist Church and the name ‘Pelican House’ was suggested as both churches shared a heritage through the ‘Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts’
By the Rev. Jason Hamshaw, new rector at All Saints’ All Saints’ Church is a Christian community in the Anglican tradition with a lively history in Florence. This year, we celebrated the occasion of two great anniversariesthe 60th year of All Saints’ Church and the 500th anniversary of The Reformation. As we celebrated our history, we sought to honor the 32 charter families of All Saints’ Church, who planted this church from St. John’s Florence. These families shared a vision more than 60 years ago of reaching the growing community of Florence, and that vision is carried out still today. So, on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of All Saints’ Church and the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation, All Saints’ Church presented St. John’s Church with The Luther Bible (1819). All Saints’ Church is believed to have come in possession of The Luther Bible through the Barnwell family who collected many rare books over their years. The Rev. R. W. Barnwell was a priest at St. John’s, and his sister-in-law (Miss Martha Brunson) gave the first acre of land on which All Saints’ Church was built. The giving of this bible therefore is not only tied to the 500th anniversary of The Reformation, but also to the history of both churches. With this
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 1959 symbol, we are happy to celebrate the partnership of Anglican churches standing on The Word of God. A phrase no doubt used by Martin Luther himself comes to mind: Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (‘The Word of the Lord endures forever’). Many of our founding members have passed away, but their vision lives on in Florence and some of their families still attend All Saints’ Church. We have two schools operating out of our
whose adopted Christian symbol was the Pelican. There is much to say about the dedication of All Saints’ Church parishioners and their love for the community of Florence. Our deacons give a little insight into our love of service and learning. Deacon Barbara Holliman is a professor at Francis Marion University and Deacon Sam Turbeville serves as chaplain to the police force in Florence. They both serve the community with open hearts and hands. As we celebrate our rich and full vision from generations past, we look forward to our future in Florence, as we seek to build the Kingdom of God, while loving and serving the community here.
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AMERICAN LEGION FROM PAGE 2A In the community, the legion sponsors a Civic Awards Banquet honoring the Police, Fire and Teacher of the Year. They participate in programs at the National Cemetery and the Florence Veterans Park. The Post currently has 117 members and are always looking for more to expand services for veterans and the community. If you are a wartime veteran, contact Kenneth M. Curran, Post 1 Public Relations Officer at (843)601-0257 for more information.
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Do no harm: What would Hippocrates think? By Richard D. Kocur A core tenant of the pledge taken by all physicians is their promise first and foremost to do no harm. A physician’s vow to care for patients in a manner which does not cause physical, mental, or emotional harm has guided treatment decisions since the days of Hippocrates. Recently, however, the National Health Service, known as the NHS, Great Britain’s socialized medical system, has seemingly trumped this aspect of the physician’s oath with a more pressing consideration: Do not waste limited resources. The NHS has recently released treatment guidelines stating that patients who are obese or who smoke will be banned from receiving “non-urgent” surgeries unless they first lose weight or quit smoking. While the NHS claims the new guidelines will increase the level of personal responsibility taken by patients, the healthcare bureaucrats behind this rule also acknowledge that it will help to free up limited healthcare resources. Any medical professional knows that it is in a patient’s best interest to be physically prepared for a surgical procedure, which may mean stopping smoking or losing weight. But don’t be fooled – allocation of limited healthcare resources is the real driver of the NHS’s decision. As a government-run healthcare system, the NHS faces a squeeze on resources from all fronts. First, the demand for healthcare in the U.K. is increasing due to an aging population and an increase in long-term medical conditions. Next, funding for large, state-run social programs like healthcare continue to shrink. Finally, the rate of primary-care physicians entering the system has not kept pace with demand, thus reducing patients’ access to first-line medical providers. The NHS limits on care afforded to two specific patient populations raises significant ethical questions, places bureaucrats on a slippery slope in determining treatment necessity, and sends a mixed message to patients who for years have been told that free and allencompassing government healthcare would always be available no matter the circumstance. In the final analysis, however, the decision of the NHS cuts to the heart of why socialized medicine ultimately fails those whom it is designed to serve. In a socialized healthcare system, there are only so many resources with which to work and the bottom line plays a disproportionately large role in healthcare decisions. The National Health Service claims that its move is designed to help “free up limited resources.” More bluntly put, this move amounts to rationing care for smokers and the obese; taking medical care decisions out of the hands of patients and physicians. What would Hippocrates think about that?
Richard D. Kocur is an assistant professor of business at Grove City College. He specializes in marketing and business strategy and has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
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Friends make our lives better Moosa Rahat
Where would we be without friends? Good friends are more valuable than gold.
Some talk to you in their free time and some free their time to talk to you. Author unknown.
Following are some quotes about the importance of friends and friendship: The act of friendship is different from the act of loving. In a relationship of friendship both parties care for each other and give and receive benefits from each other. This reciprocity may not exist in the act of loving, for we may love someone without our beloved giving anything in return or even knowing that he or she is being loved by us. – Alireza Nurbakhsh “Good friends are the rare jewels of life... difficult to find and impossible to replace!”– Thomas Jefferson In life we never lose friends, we simply learn who the real ones are. Author unknown. True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere. Author unknown.
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The only way to have a friend is to be a friend. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Best friends make good times better and hard times easier. Author unknown. You don’t lose friends, because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends and you’re better for it. –Mandy Hale Time and good friends are two things that become more valuable the older you get. – Linda Poindexter The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable. Author unknown Friendship is not about people who act true to your face. It’s about people who remain true behind your back. –
In life have a friend that is like a mirror and a shadow; a mirror doesn’t lie and a shadow never leaves.– Dodinsky Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time. – Susane Pieffer Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap. Author unknown Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life and said, “I’m here for you and proved it.” Unknown A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you are rich. – Michelle Kwan
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Drug makers are leading the way on R&D By Kenneth E. Thorpe Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. While a few drugs can temporarily alleviate symptoms, there’s no treatment that slows the progression of the underlying disease; so family members watch helplessly as their loved ones’ minds fade away. Drug companies are determined to end this suffering. So far, 99 percent of Alzheimer’s clinical trials have failed, costing companies billions. Despite these repeated stumbles, firms are undeterred and currently have more than 70 potential Alzheimer’s treatments in development. Despite these investments, some argue that drug companies aren’t devoting enough resources to research and development. The Institute for New Economic Thinking issued a scathing paper this summer. It condemns drug makers for buying back company stock and paying dividends to shareholders, rather than spending every available cent on research and development (R&D). The Institute urges the government to push aside these private companies and take a more active role in developing medicines. This criticism is unfair – and the recommendation to elbow aside the private sector is dangerous. Without the hundreds of billions of dollars commit-
ted by private-sector researchers, it will be virtually impossible to cure Alzheimer’s, cancer and dozens of other scourges. The pharmaceutical industry invests a much higher percentage of revenues into R&D than other sectors. The top 18 drug companies, according to the Institute, spent an average of 16 percent of proceeds on R&D from 2006 to 2015. Compare that to the automobile industry. Despite the prevailing narrative of a “spare no expense” race to develop self-driving vehicles, the sector reinvests just four percent of revenues into R&D, according to consulting firm PwC. Pharmaceutical companies’ investments have led to lifesaving therapies. Since 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved more than 550 new medicines. The most impressive breakthroughs are yet to come. Globally, more than 7,000 new treatments are in development. Seventy percent of these medicines use completely new methods to treat an illness. Consider CAR-T cell therapy, a technique that reengineers a patient’s own immune
system to kill tumors. The experimental medicine, which received FDA approval in August, put many patients with advanced leukemia into remission during clinical trials. It’s naïve to think that firms will continue making these costly, risky investments if there’s no chance of earning a return. Drug companies deliver enormous benefits to society, but they’re not charities. If they can’t offer investors a chance at attractive returns, they won’t be able to raise funding for future research. The government is in no position to supersede these firms. Private R&D spending dwarfs the National Institutes of Health’s $32 billion budget. Given the political realities in Washington, does anyone seriously think the government is able and willing to exponentially increase funding for medical research? Americas’ physical and financial health depends on continued private medical R&D. Currently, 40 percent of Americans suffer from a chronic illness. These diseases account for 90 percent of total U.S. health care costs. New treatments and cures offer the best hope of tempering this spend-
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
ing. If pharmaceutical companies develop a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, Americans could save $220 billion by 2030. Critics of the pharmaceutical industry say firms don’t spend all that much on research and development. If those accusations were true, who deserves credit for the hundreds of new medications that improve people’s lives and lower health care costs?
Kenneth E. Thorpe is a professor of health policy at Emory University and the chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
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Consultant speaks to entrepreneurship class Triza Cox, marketing consultant with Cox Marketing, addressed the entrepreneurship class at West Florence High School on Oct. 24. The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation arranged for Cox to speak to the students about networking and branding. The foundation plans to arrange other speakers during the school year. The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that offers services to educational institutions that are uniquely tailored for youth. It aims to be a leader in establishing innovative, hands-on entrepreneurship projects for high school students. The foundation collaborates with the local community, business leaders and their organizations to deliver these projects. The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation partners with likeminded organizations throughout the state of South Carolina. It is devoted to providing funding for microbusinesses to students who have entrepreneurial visions. Mentorship is offered to
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Eight area veterans enjoyed lunch and a shopping spree in Florence on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered with Captain Wayne Howard and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office to provide some Purple Heart and wounded veterans with $200 gift cards. The veterans were invited to lunch at the Library Restaurant on S. Dargan Street, complements of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Following lunch, they headed out to Academy Sports to shop for deer hunting equipment and apparel to prepare for their upcoming hunt with Captain Howard. The three-day hunt will be held at River Neck Acres in Florence County. In addition to supporting these area veterans, Academy Sports + Outdoors is honoring all active military members, veterans, and their family members by offering a military discount of 10% from Nov. 1 until Nov. 12.
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SCATE celebrates Manufacturing Day The South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SCATE) Center of Excellence, headquartered at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and funded by the National Science Foundation under a grant, celebrated Manufacturing Day on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12. National Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October and this year’s Manufacturing Day was officially Oct 6, but companies and community organizations can plan their events on the date in
October that works best for them. As part of the two day celebration, students from FDTC traveled to Sonoco Products in Hartsville to tour the facility on Wednesday. Then on Thursday morning, the SCATE Center hosted their annual Industry Consortium Partnership Breakfast at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology. Students from FDTC were greeted at Sonoco by Todd Scherich, Director of Engineering and Kristi Raines, Employer Brand & University Relations Strategist who welcomed the students and gave a brief presentation about Sonoco, who they were, and what they do. The students were also
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shown a short video about the roots of the company which began and is headquartered here in the South Carolina. Students were also invited to ask questions and tour the engineering facility, which included meeting other technicians and viewing Sonoco’s technology equipment. Dave Edwards, Instructor Engineering Technologies, who helped organize the students for the day said, “This tour complements the materials we’re sharing in the classroom” in reference to why this tour was beneficial for his FDTC students. Scherich, who conducted the tour also emphasized to be successful as an engineer “math is very important” and the future of engineering is in need of more “skilled workers” than unskilled so getting the training to complement your coursework is important.” FDTC has an active internship program for their technology students. The Industry Consortium Partnership assists in supporting this effort. The FDTC SCATE Internship Program provides an educational experience in which students complement their academic studies with relevant work experience. The Industry Consortium breakfast has been hosted each year since 2005 by FDTC and the SCATE Center with the goal of connecting industry leaders with student talent to increase the pool of well qualified techni-
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McLeod staff collaboration results in miraculous patient recovery Kenny Allen had come to McLeod Regional Medical Center on Aug. 31, for a minor outpatient procedure. The procedure was a success, and he was in the process of being discharged when he went into cardiac arrest, collapsed and coded. Medical teams immediately responded and began chest compressions and respiratory resuscitation. They worked for 90 minutes, used two crash carts and shocked him 10 times to revive him the first time he coded. While in the process of being transported to the Trauma Surgical Care Unit (TSCU), Allen coded again. Additional shocking was necessary to revive him again, and he was admitted to TSCU. When his condition stabilized, he was taken to the cardiac catheterization laboratory where a stent was placed in the coronary artery to regain blood flow. Following this procedure, Allen was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) in critical condition and required a ventilator to help him breathe. His condition quickly improved and he was able to breathe on his own. Buddy Freeman, RN, Patient Care Supervisor said, “I thought several times Mr. Allen was not going to make it. In fact, I was sure he was not going to make it, and if he did there would be some kind of everlasting effect on him that was not
McLeod Health and Fitness Center and, according to Barbara, he gets more independent every day. “It is truly a miracle,” said Barbara. “That day, every
step Allen took was ordered by God, everyone was where they were and did what they do every day here at McLeod. It was all in God’s plan.”
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KENNY ALLEN is reunited on Oct. 31 with the McLeod medical teams who saved his life two months ago. He is pictured with some of his ‘angels’ that cared for him that day. good. When I saw him in CCU the next day he was sitting up in bed grinning and laughing. It was amazing.” Medical teams from various hospital departments including Day Hospital, Emergency Services, Trauma, Cardiac Care, Surgical Services and Anesthesia all worked as one to save Allen’s life. Through this group effort Allen survived and did not experience any after effects. On Oct. 31, two months
after his cardiac arrest, Mr. Allen and his wife Barbara returned to McLeod Regional Medical Center where they were reunited with team members who were instrumental in his miraculous recovery. McLeod Day Hospital staff prepared a sunshine themed celebration in his honor. They chose this theme because one of the last things Allen remembers before he collapsed was Amy Prescott, RN, Recovery
Room Supervisor, singing “You Are My Sunshine” to him in the recovery room. Amy is known to sing hymns to her patients while they are in the recovery process. On this day, however she unknowingly chose a song that is special to Mr. Allen. It is a song that he sang to his daughter while she was growing up. Mr. Allen’s recovery continues with his participation in the McLeod Cardiac Rehabilitation program at the
Eastern Carolina Community Foundation (ECCF) will coordinate a collaborative giving campaign called #GivingTuesdayPeeDee for regional nonprofits on Nov. 28. Using #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, as its inspiration, #GivingTuesdayPeeDee will promote area nonprofits to inspire philanthropy in the Pee Dee on this day. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become an international movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving all together on one day. #GivingTuesday provides a platform for nonprofits to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals–to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is one of nearly 750 community foundation organizations across the nation that works with local citizens to improve the quality of life in their region.
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FDTC STINGERS HEAD COACH PRESTON MCDONALD GIVES INSTRUCTIONS TO A BASE RUNNER
Following Florence-Darlington Technical College’s (FDTC) first visit to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, CO, men’s Tech Stingers head baseball coach, Preston McDonald has been named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Diamond Sports National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) D1 Eastern Region Coach of the Year. He will be traveling to Indianapolis in January for the coach’s awards banquet. McDonald was also named NJCAA D1 Eastern District Coach of the Year earlier this year. This is his eighth year as the men’s baseball head coach at FDTC. “A coach of the year award is more of an award for the entire program,” McDonald said. “A head coach can’t win an award without having great players and assistant coaches and the team having an amazing season. It just puts in perspective that we had one of the top-10 teams in the nation.” McDonald is a native of Sumter and has served as the head baseball coach for the FDTC Stingers since May 2009. At just 24-years-old, McDonald became one of the youngest NJCAA coaches in the country. Earlier this year, the men Tech Stingers won the Region X Tournament in Burlington, North Carolina as
well as the Eastern District Championship that was held at Francis Marion University. The success berthed FDTC an opportunity to compete in the JUCO World Series. The Stingers finished out the 2017 season ranked seventh in the country with 42 wins, the second most in school history. “Having the opportunity to get to Grand Junction and play in the JUCO World Series was an amazing experience for our players and coaches and a huge step forward for our program,” McDonald said. “It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I’ve taken over here. It’s an exciting time to be a Stinger.” Since arriving at FDTC, McDonald has coached 48 NCAA Division 1 baseball signees and more than 100 total former Stingers that have gone on to play baseball at four-year colleges. McDonald has also coached 11 players that have been selected in the MLB Draft. Most notably, Trent Autry who played on the JUCO World Series team was drafted in the 17th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks at season’s end over the summer. Over the past eight seasons, McDonald has amassed a winning record of 273-165 for a .623 winning percentage. He has averaged more than 34 wins per season since he became head coach at FDTC.
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‘Game’s Afoot’ brings comedy, mystery to FLT
GAME’S AFOOT CAST – Seated from left, Joan Shortall, Rebecca Perkins, Larry Falck, Nikki Frabott, Meggie Baker; standing from left, John Eiler, Lloyd Willcox, Dorothy Selmon and Frankie Sullivan.The play opens Friday, Nov. 10 and runs through Nov. 18. Photos by local photographer John Cameron.
The Florence Little Theatre continues its 2017-18 season with the production of “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays” by the master of madcap comedy, Ken Ludwig. In the play, Broadway star William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. Directed by Shannon Dunn and underwritten by Habitat 2000 Apartments. The cast features Frankie Sullivan as William Gillette, Joan Shortall as Martha Gillette, Lloyd Willcox as Felix Geisel, Rebecca Perkins as Madge Geisel, Larry Falck as Simon Bright, Nikki Frabott as Aggie Wheeler, Dorothy Selmon as Inspector Goring, Meggie Baker as Daria Chase
FRANKIE SULLIVAN, MEGGIE BAKER AND LLOYD WILLCOX and John Eiler as the broadcaster This comedy is being performed Nov. 10 through Nov. 18, with the exception of Monday, Nov. 13. Curtain is at 7:30 each evening, except for Sunday, Nov. 12, which is a 3 p.m. matinee. Recommended for anyone
over age 13, tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $14 for anyone under 18 or a student. Tickets may be purchased online at www.florencelittletheatre.org, or by phone, M-F, noon until 5 p.m. at 843-662-3731, ext. 1, and the daytime box office.
Lutheran Men in Mission to present an Open Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show The Lutheran Men in Mission at St. Luke Lutheran Church will honor veterans, past and present, with an Open Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show on Nov. 18. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds at 1201 Cherokee Road. The show is hosted by the Eastern S.C. Mustang Club and will feature a variety of classic cars, trucks and bikes. The show will include 28 classes with trophies for the top two in each class. The registration fee to show a vehicle is $20. All proceeds will benefit the Veterans Resource Center of Florence. A V.A. representative will be on site to answer questions. For more information or to register, contact Joe Warren at 843-206-9712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact
MORE THAN 100 CRECHES WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT COME TO THE MANGER, SET FOR NOV. 17 AND 18.
St. Anne Ladies Guild invites the public to 9th Annual ‘Come to the Manger’ St. Anne Ladies Guild will host their 9th Annual “Come to the Manger” Exhibit on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Nov.19, from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. Displays will be at St. Anne Catholic Church’s Father Foley Hall, 113 South Kemp Street (one block due east of McLeod Regional Medical Center).
Come and enjoy over a 100 nativity sets from all over the world. This year, the guild will also host an arts, crafts and baked goods sale, along with the exhibits.
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USC First Lady coming to library with new book Patricia Moore-Pastides, the First Lady of the University of South Carolina, will present her new book “At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe” on Nov. 16, at noon in the Stukes Meeting Room in the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Florence County Library. The cost is $50 per person which includes the book.
Lunch will be provided by Venus Restaurant and Catering. You can purchase tickets at www.florencelibrary.org or mail to Mary Wiser, Florence County Library, 509 S Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506. During the event, there will be a drawing for two tickets for the USC vs. Wofford football game on Nov. 18.
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Pianist Smith to perform at First Presbyterian Church Pianist Dr. Ryan F. Smith, an assistant professor of music at Coker College, where he teaches theory and piano courses, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at First Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary.
Spoleto Festival, and Palmetto Theatre. He also is a past winner in the Bob Jones University-University of South Carolina Recital Exchange Competition. Dr. Smith earned his doctorate from University of South Carolina in piano performance and a minor in music history. He received his undergraduate degree in piano performance from Furman University and master’s degree in biblical studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
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DARLINGTON – Youth basketball registration will be held through Nov. 30 at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington, for ages 5 to 14. Cost is $25. For more information call 843-398-4030.
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Couple celebrates Library plans wrap 51 years of marriage program for teens Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Rhodes celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary at a family gathering on Oct. 14. The couple was married on Oct. 14, 1966 in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Rhodes is the owner of
Jimmy Rhodes Opticians on Second Loop Road. Mrs. Rhodes, the former Brenda Collins, is retired from S.C. State Credit Union. The couple has three children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The Florence County Library will host a Wrap It program for teens on Monday, Nov. 27 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. Teens will learn how to make gift bags, boxes, etc. using household items in order to provide the perfect packaging for all those holiday gifts. The program is free and open to all 6th through 12th graders. Materials will be provided. For more information please contact 843-413-7083 or email@example.com.
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Greek ladies donate $5,300 to Help4Kids The Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church presented a check for $5,350 to Help4Kids on Oct. 25. The money came from proceeds from a charity fashion show, “Fall Into Fashion,” hosted by the society on Oct. 14. This donation will go a long way to assist Help4Kids in supplying weekend food bags for over 2,000 “food insecure” children in all five Florence County school districts, seven Head Start schools and Palmetto Youth Academy, said Diane Welsh, founder and president of this non-profit organization. Help4Kids Florence is a program that supplies food packs to elementary schools in Florence County. Each Friday children at risk of being hungry get sent home with their backpack full of food items for the weekend, providing them food for Saturday and Sunday. “Our goal is that these children return to school on Monday rested, fed, and ready to learn,” said Welsh. She said it costs $2.17 to pack a brown paper bag with non-perishable food items, such as oatmeal, instant grits, applesauce, Ramen noodles, pork and beans, Vienna sausage, fruit and grain bars, and juice packs – enough to feed a child over the weekend. Robin Gioldasis, chairwomen of the fashion show and a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society, said supporting and creating awareness of Help4Kids was the motive for the fashion show and the desire to do something different. Another fund raiser for the society is the annual Greek Pastry Sale and Dinner which will be held this year on Nov. 16 and 17 in the church’s Hellenic Center. Welsh commented that Help4Kids always needs volunteers to hold food drives, pack food bags and make cash donations. For more information on Help4Kids, log onto their website www.help4kidsflorence.org.
Next Live@Central to feature program on infectious diseases LIVE@CENTRAL invites the public to join them on Wednesday, Nov. 8, when Fran Hall with SC DHEC will present a program on infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis A and B, tick fevers, the West Nile virus, and others. There will be a question and answer opportunity. The free public program will be held in Spears Fellowship Hall 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).
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HELP4KIDS RECEIVES DONATION – Diane Welch, president, left accepts oversize check presented by Robin Gioldasis, chair of fashion show hosted by the Ladies Philoptochos Society on Oct. 14.
The Florence County Museum’s next Adult Studio Workshops will be held Nov. 18. This will be block printmaking and is for ages 16 and older. Kimberly Washburn, museum’s curator of education, is the instructor. Explore the art of block printmaking with this handson workshop. Participants will learn the block printmaking process from start to finish, including image design and transfer, linoleum and rubber block carving, inking, and printing on paper and fabric. Bring your design ideas and creativity. All skill levels welcome. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A lunch break will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required. The cost is $75.
Library to offer basket weaving The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence will host a free “hands on” basket weaving workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will get to make their own basket to take home. This program will be presented by Deborah Bartell, a library employee and experienced crafter. She will demonstrate how to weave a four-inch coral reef trinket basket using a plastic basket form, without using a needle. Registration is required.Call the reference desk at 843-413-7074 to register for this program or for more information. This program is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library and is intended for adults, 18 and up. All materials will be provided.
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Friends of Revolutionary Rivers meeting The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers (FOREVR) next meets Nov.14 at 6 p.m. at Lynches River County Park, as the group continues to increase stewardship and conservation of 60 miles of Lynches River designated as a National Recreation Trail. The public is invited to attend to show their support for FOREVR or learn more about the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail. FOREVR is coordinated with help from the National Park Service through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. It is a special account of the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation. As a National Recreation Trail, the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail is a component of the National Park Service. “We are excited to be working in partnership with the Friends of Revolutionary Rivers in making this one of the premier water trails in the State of South Carolina,” said Bill Lane, South Carolina/North Carolina Project Manager of the Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program. “The trail will provide opportunities for recreation, conservation and historic education.”
FOREVR includes the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Florence County, Town of Johnsonville, Department of Natural Resources, SC Forestry Commission, Pee Dee Land Trust, Eastern SC Heritage Region, SC National Heritage Corridor, local outfitters and landowners. “The progress we have made to bring to life the rich history of Lynches River and share it as a major tourism and educational asset is tremendous, but the effort must be sustained for that to continue,” said Holly Beaumier, Executive Director of the CVB. Scheduled to attend the Nov. 14 meeting is guest speaker Matt Butler, Environmental Projects Manager with Sound Rivers Inc., which protects the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers in North Carolina. He will provide insight into how Sounds Rivers developed platform camping sites, which provide floors for
campers to pitch tents upon and greatly improves the outdoors experience. The SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail winds through the picturesque Lynches River from Lynches River County Park to the swampy former staging areas of Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion. It was Marion’s clever utilization of the cypress swamplands to evade the British that earned him the Swamp Fox nickname. The Revolutionary River Trail links up with the Stagecoach Hiking Trail at Lynches River County Park, and allows paddlers to float through the scenic swampland once the site of guerrilla warfare attacks led by Patriots against Loyalists. The trail also features a series of short excursions and overnight rustic camping opportunities provided by local outfitters. Self-guided driving tours to remote Francis Marion Trail sites also are available. For more information on the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail, please visit visitflo.com/sc-revolutionary-rivers.
If you’re interested in signing up for health coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace – but you find the information overwhelming or confusing – Carolinas Hospital System is ready to help. The hospital will have certified assisters on-site at the hospital to share information, answer questions, and to schedule free appointments for application assistance or help individuals begin the enrollment process. This service is available at the hospital Monday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Open enrollment runs Nov. 1–Dec. 15. This marks the federal government’s fifth annual campaign to extend healthcare coverage to more Americans, specifically to those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to services or who would face a financial crisis due to medical bills. “We have helped hundreds of individuals enroll on the Marketplace since it first launched four years ago,” said Gary Malaer, CEO. “It’s very gratifying to help individuals enroll knowing they will be able to access healthcare when they need it. It’s a relief for so many people.” Carolinas Hospital System is also offering free one-onone assistance throughout the open enrollment period at the hospital. Residents can schedule appointments by calling 843674-4564 in Florence. These services will also be provided at Carolinas Hospital System – Marion. For more information on the services in Marion, call 843-431-2519. Certified assisters will help with plan comparisons, determining any tax credits or discounts, and filling out applications.
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persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class
designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of William Seay, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United
States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move
before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by William Seay and Rosie Seay to Homegold, Inc. dated March 31, 2001 and recorded on May 29, 2001 in Book A633 at Page 1291, 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: All that certain piece, parcel, and lot of land lying and being situate in Florence County, School District No. 2, described as Lot 3 of the JW Keefe Phase I River Road Subdivision as shown on a plat prepared by Robert F. Morgan, RLS,
dated April 29, 1995 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court in Plat Book 57 at page 25, reference to which is hereby craved for a more complete. and accurate metes and bounds description. Said plat is incorporated herein by reference. Also included herewith is that certain 1997 Pioneer Manufactured Home bearing serial n u m b e r PH2409GA2727A&B. This being the same property conveyed to William Seay and Rosie Seay by deed of J.W. Keefe dated April 6, 2001 and recorded May 29, 2001 in Book A633 at page 1418 in the records of Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00400-02-011 Property Address: 1129 River Road, Pamplico, SC 29583 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 8, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing
that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1129 River Road, Pamplico, South Carolina 29583; 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
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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 Ella Mae Wright to National City Mortgage Co. d/b/a Commonwealth MidAtlantic Mortgage Corporation dated October 17, 2002 and recorded on October 22, 2002 in Book A703 at Page 990, 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: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot No. Seven (7), as shown on a plat of Williams Heights, Inc., made by Engineering Consultants, dated June, 1972, revised May 4, 1973, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 14 at page 292. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Willie Wright by deed of Cook Construction Co., Inc. dated June 1, 1976, and recorded June 2, 1976 in Book A-150 at page
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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 (10/25, 11/1, 11/8/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE No. 2016-CP-21-1773 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against Steve O Douglas, M. Elizabeth McKenzie and Branch Banking and Trust Company, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 9 as shown on a map of Forest Lake Subdivision - Phase I dated January 30, 2004 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 83 at Page 181. Reference being had to the above mentioned map for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Steve O. Douglas and M. Elizabeth McKenzie by deed of Forest Lake Shores, LLC dated May 26, 2005 and recorded on May 31, 2005 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A929 at Page 637. Property Address: 3117 Drake Shore Dr., Florence, SC 29501 TMS # 0010101-587 TERMS OF SALE:
The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Special Referee for Florence County W. Haigh Porter By: Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (11/1,11/8,11/15/17) NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2017-CP-21-1585 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company against Charles A. Timmons, et al., I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, MSC-E, Rm B 11, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Carolina, known as Lot No. 4, Oldfield at Windsor, as shown on that certain Final Plat of same prepared by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated November 7, 2001, revised on December 14, 2001 and recorded in Plat Book 78 at page 118, Florence County Records. Reference is also made to a plat for Charles Timmons by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated February 20, 2007 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 91 at Page 139. All references are to the aforementioned plat, to which further reference is craved for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Jewel C. Timmons and Charles A. Timmons by deed of Alan 0. Sturkie dated March 14, 2007 and recorded on March 16, 2007 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B-85 at Page 1050. This being the same property conveyed to Jewell C. Timmons by deed of Charles A. Timmons dated April 1, 2009 and recorded April 2, 2009 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B-238 at Page 1047. TMS No. 09817-01-004 CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY IS: 815 Oldfield Circle Florence, South Carolina 29501 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder.) As a deficiency judgment is demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days after the date of sale as provided by law in such cases. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Special Referee's deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% per annum. Haigh Porter As Special Referee for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (11/1, 11/8, 11/15/17) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Hugh Bernard Thornton, IV, CA# 2017-CP-21-2266, I, the undersigned, will sell on _December 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. or thereafter, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Portion Lot “B” containing 0.90 acres on a plat prepared for Hugh Bernard Thornton, IV and Virginia Lynn Coleman by Lind, Hicks and Assoc., Surveyors, Inc. dated July 21, 2011 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 98 at Page 295. Reference being had to the above referenced map for a more complete and accurate description. This being a portion of the same property conveyed to
the mortgagor, Hugh Bernard Thornton by deeds of Larry G. McElveen dated July 22, 2011 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 26, 2011 in Book B361 at page 377; and Virginia Lynn Coleman dated January 4, 2017 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on January 27, 2017 in Book B673 at page 65. Property Address: 5811 Meadow Prong Road, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS # 106-01-094 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days as provided by law. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording fees and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.75%. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/ Steven G. Mikell Special Referee for Florence County October 10, 2017 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (11/1, 11/8, 11/15/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FLORENCE COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 2017-GC-21-88 Fern Litman and Deborah Litman, Petitioners, Vs. Jane Doe, John Doe and Richard Doe, representing all unknown persons claiming any interest in the subject real property described herein and also all other persons claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the Petition by virtue of claims or interest or claims or as successor trustees through Dr. S.A. Greenberg, Dr. Samuel Litman and Judith G. Litman, Trustees of the Fern Litman and Deborah Litman Trust (Trust No. 2); and any others as may be minors, incapacitated or under other civil disability or in the Armed Forces of the United States of America as is contemplated by what is commonly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, and any heirs at law or devisees or heirs at law or devisees or successors of such known persons who themselves are deceased of the above as may claim interest herein collectively designated as Jane Doe, John Doe and Richard Doe, Respondents. SUMMONS (NON-JURY) TO THE RESPONDENTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscribers at their offices located at 229 S. Coit Street, Florence, S.C. 29501 (mailing address: P.O. Box 1461, Florence, S.C. 29503) within thirty (30) days [thirty five (35) days if served by certified mail] after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Petition within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. NOTICE TO PROCURE GUARDIAN AD LITEM TO THE UNKNOWN MINOR AND INCOMPETENT RESPONDENTS YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that within thirty (30) days from the date of the service of this Notice upon you, you should procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent the interests of the
minor and incompetent Respondents. Upon your failure to so apply and secure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem, the Petitioners will apply to this Court to have someone so appointed. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION Notice is hereby given that an action has been commenced and is now pending for an Order to determine and reform a trust, to quiet title and to determine ownership of the following described premises: All that lot of land, together with all improvements thereon, lying on the West side of Dargan Street, between Front and Evans Streets, in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, measuring on Dargan Street twenty-five and three tenths (25.3) feet between the property of the Estate of J. Nofal on the South and the property of Mary Brown and S.K. Lylo on the North and extending in depth to the lands of the City of Florence on the West by an irregular line on the North and a straight line on the South, the depth being approximately one hundred forty-two and eight tenths (142.8) feet from the building line on Dargan Street and one hundred forty-four and one tenth (144.1) feet from the true line on said street and being in width on the back line twenty-two and two tenths (22.2)feet and having the following boundaries, to wit: On the North by lands of Mary Brown and S.K. Lylo; on the East by Dargan Street; on the South by lands of the Estate of Joseph Nofal and on the West by lands of the City of Florence. This conveyance is subject to restrictions and wall rights as set forth in deed of E.L. Hubster to Irene H. Hubster, dated November 4, 1932, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book 47, at page 299, and also set forth in deed of Dorothy H. Jackson, et al to E.L. Hubster, Jr., dated May 14, 1958, and recorded in Deed Book 187, at page 218. TMS No. 90-167-02-017 S. PORTER STEWART, II McGOWAN, ROGERS, P.A. Attorneys for Petitioners P.O. Box 1461 Florence, SC. 29503 (843) 669-6395 Florence, SC. October 12, 2017 (11/1, 11/8, 11/15/17)
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-2096 State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Plaintiff, v. Britney Pettigrew, Kimberly Graham, and Aaron Durant, Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN: Britney Pettigrew, Kimberly Graham, and Aaron Durant YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the undersigned attorneys at their offices, 2725 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29205, or PO Drawer 39, Camden, South Carolina, 29021, 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, judgment will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT (Non-Jury) NOTICE that the Amended Complaint, Declaratory Judgment, Non-Jury in the above captioned matter was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on the 4 day of August, 2017 DuBOSE-ROBINSON, PC J. Kennedy DuBose, Jr. Jonathan M. Robinson John K. DuBose, III H. Thomas Morgan, Jr. ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 2725 Devine Street Columbia, South Carolina P. O. Drawer 39 Camden, South Carolina 29021 (803) 254-5445 (telephone) (803) 254-5007 (facsimile) email@example.com Columbia, South Carolina October ____, 2017 (11/1, 11/8, 11/15/17)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Docket No. 17-DR-21-1501 Amany Elshafei, Plaintiff, vs. Salem Ahmed, Defendant TO: DEFENDANT, SALEM AHMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which id herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at her office, 1506 W. Palmetto Street, P.O. Box 2260, Florence, South Carolina 29503 within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the date of such service; if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default shall be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. YOU ARE FUTHER NOTIFIED that the final hearing in this matter is scheduled for February 5, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. on the 9th Floor of the County Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Complaint in this matter was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 3, 2017. Michele Dahl Sturkie Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 2260 Florence, South Carolina 29503 (843) 799-1000 (11/8,11/15,11/22/17)
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Docket No. 17-DR-21-1501 Amany Elshafei, Plaintiff, vs. Salem Ahmed, Defendant TO: DEFENDANT, SALEM AHMED: 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 said Complaint on the subscriber at her office, 1506 W. Palmetto Street, P. O. Box 2260, Florence, South Carolina 29503 within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the date of such service; if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default shall be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the final hearing in this matter is scheduled for February 5, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. on the 9th Floor of the County Complex, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 2950l. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Complaint in this matter was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 3,2017. Michele Dahl Sturkie Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 2260 Florence, South Carolina 29503 (843)799-1000 (11/8, 11/15, 11/25/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-02433 Wilmington Trust Company as Successor Trustee to Citibank, N.A. for Struc-
tured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2003-33H, Plaintiff, v. William C. Bruce, Jr., Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. 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 11, 2017. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451
Attorneys for Plaintiff (11/8, 11/15, 11/25/17) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE LIEN PLACED UPON THESE UNITS FOR UNPAID RENT AND FEE’S. THE PUBLIC SALE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 WITH COMPETITIVE BIDDING STARTING AT 10:00 AM. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 825 E. HOWE SPRINGS RD. FLORENCE, SC 29505. HOWE SPRINGS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNIT. E101: PAMELA ORANGE - BOXES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. F118: JAMES HICKSON – HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MISC. Z03B: LINDA JONES – HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MISC. (11/8,11/15/17)
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CLUES ACROSS 1. River herrings 6. Body art (slang) 9. Taxis 13. Covered with asphalt 14. Mineral found in granite 15. Assist 16. Handled 17. Not drunk 18. Home to a famous tower 19. Songs 21. A way to designate 22. More infrequent 23. Medical man 24. Tellurium 25. Cycles/second 28. Neither 29. Home to a famous tower 31. Former Ravens tight end Todd 33. One who helps 36. Tries to persuade
38. Israeli city __ Aviv 39. Political distance (abbr.) 41. Emergency first aid worker 44. Canadian law enforcers 45. Fathers 46. Drain of resources 48. An awkward stupid person 49. Home of the Wolverines 51. Chinese 52. Gives a hoot 54. Emaciation 56. “Sam Malone” 60. Horses do this 61. Hillsides 62. River in Florence 63. Republic of Ireland 64. Lapse 65. Blemished 66. Backside 67. Woman (French) 68. An edict of the Russian tsar
CLUES DOWN 1. The Bird of Paradise 2. Emit coherent radiation 3. Above 4. Passover feast and ceremony 5. Commercial 6. Rome is on its banks 7. Kershaw and King Felix are two 8. Seaman 9. Stores an electronic charge 10. Teething babies need _ __ 11. Threaten persistently 12. Not fresh 14. Presides over 17. Astronomical period 20. Harding’s self-proclaimed mistress Britton 21. Nocturnal primate 23. Patriotic American women 25. Vietnamese river 26. Suspect 27. Heroic tales
29. Fences of wooden stakes 30. Venzetti’s partner 32. Outermost parts of an area 34. Type of student 35. Noncoding RNA gene 37. Frocks 40. Sunscreen rating 42. Opposite of women 43. Needed to play games 47. A partner to carrots 49. Absolute 50. Disgraced French aristocrat Antoinette 52. End 53. Food eaten between meals 55. Cold wind 56. Streetcar 57. Soluble ribonucleic acid 58. Singles 59. Intersecting point 61. Beats per minute 65. Gold Answers on Page 6B
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