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NEIGHBORS NAME: Kathy Smith FAMILY: Husband David, twin grandchildren BORN: Tulsa, OK, resides in Florence OCCUPATION: RN with DHEC at Darlington County Health Dept. HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Walking, traveling, spending time with grands WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: Has everything for a small town WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? ‘My mother who was a good Christian woman, caring and loved everyone.’

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Garden park established as memorial BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Asa Godbold is honoring the memory of his wife, Marilyn Charles Godbold, with a garden park at the corner of Cherokee Road and Garland Drive. Marilyn passed away on Sept. 3, 2017, following a five-year battle with cancer. She had retired as the Volunteer Director at McLeod Regional Medical Center after 28 years with the hospital. “Marilyn loved her flowers,” her husband said. She often brought home a flower collected from her walking route in their neighborhood and put it in a vase to admire. As an artist, Marilyn also enjoyed painting flowers. The couple’s home is off Cherokee Road near the property where Asa has established the park. Asa’s desire is for the park and its flowers to bring enjoyment and inspiration to others. “It is for everybody to enjoy,” he stressed. While most people don’t know what’s going on with the beautified lot, those who do have expressed their appreciation, he said. Asa purchased the property, which included a house, about 15 years ago. The house was torn down leaving a heavily wooded lot until Hurricane Matthew blew through in 2016 knocking down 120 trees. Asa began this project in November, working with landscaper David Seabolt in designing and developing the garden park. The lot was cleared leaving a few tall trees. Next underground electrical and irrigation pipes were installed. Then the planting began with 1,000 trees and shrubs, along with 2,000 flowering bulbs. “The goal is to have something blooming all year,” Asa commented He feels he has a good background started and plans to add seasonal areas. In the spring, sod will be spread along the outside

ASA GODBOLD Stands in front of garden perimeter of the park. Asa is talking to an artist living on an island in Washington state in hopes he will design a wind sculpture to add to the park. He also plans to install benches and possibly a swing or two. The garden park includes four palmetto trees with one in the center. A large wooden crescent moon has been placed above it, representing the emblem on the state flag. The tree and the crescent moon are lit up at night. Trees that have been planted include dogwoods, sugar maple, fragrant tea olives, green arbor vitae, little gem and star magnolias, red buds, crepe myrtles, holly trees and flowering apricots which are already budding out in pink blossoms. Shrubs and plants include dwarf spruce, yellow bells, gardenias, camellias and Snow on the Moun-

tain sasanqua, dwarf roses and knock-out roses, oak leaf and limelight hydrangeas, dwarf loropetalum, gold thread cypress, snowball viburnum, cast iron plants, butterfly bushes and lots and lots of azaleas. Flowers and bulbs selected for the garden include canna lilies,

irises, amaryllis, and Mexican petunias. Also 210 daffodils have been planted on every corner. Come spring Marilyn’s garden will be bursting in color and everyone will get to enjoy this lovely tribute.

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery, in partnership with Francis Marion University, is displaying the works of renowned artist Leo Twiggs during the month of February in an exhibition entitled Requiem for Mother Emanuel. The gallery is on the second floor of the library and open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

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JONES AUTO WRECKING when it was located on North Sanborn Street, 1938 Photo from a 1938 publication featuring pictures and information about Florence County

Carbon monoxide sensors installed, tested in science labs at West Florence School officials in Florence School District One have announced that carbon monoxide sensors have been installed in the science labs at West Florence High. They say that this step is taken as another precautionary measure to allay some parents’ fears about carbon monoxide exposure. Last week after concerns of carbon monoxide exposure were raised by a school employee and subsequently by some students, Florence School District One responded with testing of

the areas of the school by an environmental services firm. The firm, known as ABS Environmental, Inc., noted that the schools CO concentration did not exceed OSHA’s permissible exposure limits. Florence One also received support from a medical director of the Clinical Laboratories at McLeod who indicated that exposure to such items as car exhausts, furnaces, kerosene heaters and smoking (primary or secondary) can result in elevated levels

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of carbon monoxide. Parents at West Florence and school staff members also received this written documentation from both the environmental firm as well as the clinical laboratories director at McLeod. According to Florence One Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Lionel Brown, the carbon monoxide sensors that have been installed will receive a test run as professional contractors and Florence One maintenance crew members work to make certain that the labs which have been equipped with the sensors are in good working condition. Florence One officials say only a few states require car-

bon monoxide detectors in schools; however, this solution of installation of detectors at West Florence is designed to ensure as well as restore, parent and student confidence in the safety of the school’s atmosphere when they returned to school on Monday morning.

Citywide prayer gathering Next CityWide Prayer Gathering will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in St. John’s Church Fellowship Hall in back of the church parking lot. The church is located at 252 S. Dargan St.

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Bonette, George “Porgie” Jr., 86, died Feb. 9, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Brown, Alma Louise, died Feb. 1, Smith Funeral Home. Brown, Cecil Newton, 95, died Feb. 7, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Bryant, Robert M., “Bobby”, 78, died Feb. 4, Belk Funeral Home Coleman, William Liston, “Pert” M.D., Pamplico, died Feb. 6, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Cutter, Claudia Miles, 91, died Feb. 1, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Daniels, Albert Jr., died Jan. 31, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Davis, Crystal Caroline, died Feb. 4, Smith Funeral Home. Dilloian, Janice Marie, 81, died Feb. 10, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Farmer, Robert Earl “Passo” died Feb. 4, Smith Funeral Home. Gainey, Billy J. “BJ” 38, died Feb. 7, Belk Funeral Home. Gee, James Allen “Boo Boo”, died Jan. 26, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Isaac, Shirley Ann, died

Jan. 30, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Lee, John Colen, died Feb. 4, Belk Funeral Home. Lowder, William Gary Sr., 64, died Feb. 7, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. McLaughlin, Willie, died Feb. 6, Ideal Funeral Parlor. McNeil, Simon H. died Feb. 1, Smith Funeral Home. Meggs, Norma Leach, 68, died Feb. 9, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Miller, Constance “C.H.” Hubert III, died Feb. 5, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Outlaw, Margaret Epperson, died Feb. 7, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Paige, Lavinia, 90, died Feb. 8, Belk Funeral Home. Revell, Sarah, died Feb. 8. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Reinhard, Velma Ann Rabon, 67, died Feb. 8, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Schleucher, Mildred Newham, 89, Timmonsville, died Feb. 5, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Smith, Michael Brandon, 39, died Feb. 7, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.

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DR. ED BEHLING, RIGHT, ACCEPTS OUTSTANDING CLINICAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD.

HopeHealth earns CIMS recognition HopeHealth and Dr. Edward Behling, chief medical officer, were recognized Jan. 20 by Community Integrated Management Services (CIMS) for excellent performance in meeting the goals and objectives of the for-profit organization. CIMS is an independent physicians’ association that partners with health centers in order to promote financial and clinical integration across the state in terms of the services health centers provide. More than 14 of South Carolina’s 22 centers are partners. “Partnering with CIMS is a real opportunity for us to bolster our negotiating power in contracts, to learn from one another, to improve clinical outcomes through working closely with other centers, and to meet financial goals as a group,” said Carl Humphries, CEO of HopeHealth. “CIMS recognized HopeHealth as one of the four leading health centers in South Carolina for performance, clinical excellence, and meeting the needs of patients during the first 10 years as a member. It’s an honor to receive an award like this, particularly in light of the excellent health centers we have in South Carolina.” In addition to earning organizational recognition, HopeHealth’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Edward Behling was presented the Outstanding Clinical Contribution award and recognized as one of two outstanding individuals across the state for CIMS over the last two years. The award is presented to individuals who aren’t managing partners or serving on the board of CIMS, but who have been an integral part in the success of CIMS within their communities. Behling received the award for his commitment to quality care and for the goals and objectives set by CIMS. HopeHealth is one of 22 nonprofit, federally qualified health centers in South Carolina and provides quality and affordable health care services to individuals in Florence, Clarendon, and Williamsburg Counties.

The City of Darlington named its next police chief, Kelvin C. Washington of Hemingway. He will take office in late March or early April once his term as U.S. Marshal expires. “Mr. Washington was the most qualified applicant, and he brings credibility and stability to that office. I feel he’s the right person at the right time for the City of Darlington,” City Manager Howard Garland said. Washington has more than 28 years of public safety leadership and administrative management. He is the current presidentially appointed U.S. Marshal for the District of South Carolina, serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer in the federal district court, and manages a $35+ million budget and a team of 170 staff. “I’m very thankful to Mayor Hines, City Council, and the city manager for selecting me to be the new police chief. I’m very humbled by the reception I have received thus far from the brave men and women of the police department and the residents of the City of Darlington,” Washington said. “I look forward to working closely with the police officers, residents, and city leadership as we move the City of Darlington forward.” Prior to that appointment, he served as sheriff of Williamsburg

KELVIN C. WASHINGTON County for 12 years. Washington holds an active Top Secret Security Clearance, Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University of Troy, Ala., and Bachelor of Science

in Criminal Justice from American Intercontinental University of Chicago, Ill. He is a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers’ Association and former president of the S.C. Sheriffs’ Association. “Mr. Washington is well qualified for the position, well rounded in all areas that one would require of a police chief, one that stands out is transparency which is needed for Darlington to grow,” Mayor Gloria Hines said. “We are looking forward to working with him, knowing he will be great for all.” Garland made the final choice but accepted input from council and the community. Area residents and council met the candidates in two public interviews on Jan. 30-31 at City Hall with the courtroom full of residents interested to ask questions. The four finalists were Washington, James Hudson of Hartsville, Kimberly Nelson of Hartsville, and Julius Riley of Cheraw. The position became open due to the recent retirement of Daniel L. Watson, who served in that post since 2011 after the death of Jay Cox. Darlington’s Captain James C. Davis has served as interim chief since Jan. 8.

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A friendship strengthened By Armstrong Williams The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence. According to the release, he spoke in “The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.” This may not seem groundbreaking at first glance, but the simple act of defining Jerusalem as a part of Israel is evidence of a long-awaited and much-needed shift in how America deals with this key ally. If there is one main thing to take away from Vice President Pence’s visit to Israel, it is that the U.S.-Israel relationship is finally back on firm footing where it belongs. Since the Trump administration replaced the Obama administration, dedicated supporters of the Jewish state have been put at ease. President Trump is a clear friend upon whom Israel can rely, and the strong backing of our most important ally in the Middle East extends throughout the President’s cabinet and reaches across his entire administration. This is a welcome change from the days when Obama mistreated our ally and needlessly created personal animosity between himself and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rather than working out any policy disagreements behind closed doors in private, members of Obama’s cabinet leaked insults about the Israeli Prime Minister to the press and attempted to use pressure to force Israel to make concessions to a Palestinian Authority which refused to recognize Israel’s legitimacy and repeatedly denied the Jewish people’s undeniable connection to the land. After one year of the Trump presidency, the evidence abounds of improved American Israeli ties. Gone are the days when the United States abstained on a key UN Security Council resolution denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. With the formidable Nikki Haley serving as US Ambassador to the UN, the United States is no longer allowing this biased international body to castigate and unfairly single out Israel. President Trump made the bold decision to right an historic wrong and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israel now knows that the United States truly has its back, both in word and in deed. When Vice President Mike Pence was still Congressman Mike Pence, he voted time and again to stand with our ally in the Middle East. His dedication to the Holy Land may be rooted in his deep Christian faith, but it stretches far beyond that. Pence understands intrinsically what Obama did not: Israel and the United States champion the same values of freedom, democracy and justice and the best way to advance them is to stand strongly shoulder to shoulder. Pence is a stalwart ally of the Jewish state, and his true friendship shined through in the public statements he gave during his time in Israel. At a special joint session of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Pence was warmly welcomed as he outlined the many reasons our two countries are united. “We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, in good over evil, and in liberty over tyranny,” he declared. “We stand with Israel because that’s what Americans have always done, and so has it been since my country’s earliest days.” Though there were some rocky years brought on by the Obama administration, Americans and Israelis alike can be confident that with Vice President Pence and President Trump, America truly does stand with Israel. With this administration, it is not just lip service. While the shameful UN resolution that the Obama administration let pass rejected Jewish claims to Jerusalem, Pence knows his history a little better. “The Jewish people’s unbreakable bond to this sacred city reaches back more than 3,000 years,” he said. “By finally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the United States has chosen fact over fiction.” Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed Pence and his wife Karen into his home for dinner, offering warm praise. After discussing Iran the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Netanyahu spoke words that ring true: “We know that in all these efforts, we have no better friends than President Trump and you, Mr. Vice President.” One of the most tragic aspects of the Obama presidency was the needless creation of a rift with an historic ally who shares our most closely held values. Whether fighting radical Islamists or serving as a bastion of stability and freedom in a dangerous and volatile region, Israel stands with America, and the relationship should never waver. Americans should be grateful that the damage done by President Obama has already been reversed. The U.S.Israel alliance is back where it belongs, and Vice President Pence’s visit will be one of many things that make this strategic friendship grow ever stronger. Mr. Williams is manager / sole owner of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the Year. Watch our Right Side Forum every Saturday Live Newschannel 8 TV 28 in DC, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and repeats 6:30 p.m. est.

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Happy birthday granddaughters, welcome to the teens The twins, my granddaughters Caroline and Madison, are now teen-agers. The pair will celebrate their 13th year on Feb. 15. So now my little girls are all grown up – at least they think so. In many ways they seem to be, but then in so many other ways they aren’t. They are excited with their new status. Maddie feels she is closer to having a car and a place of her own. Caroline is just happy to be moving up the age ladder. It has been another busy year for the two sisters. Last year on spring break they took a trip to New York City with this grandmother, another grandmother, and their mother. It was their first time flying, first time in New York and first time attending a Broadway show. They loved it so much they are begging to go back. Maddie thinks she would like to live there. Maybe one day she will. If so, I hope I’m still around because it would be nice to have a free place to stay when I visit the Big Apple.

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As they have for the past five years, they spent two weeks with this “mema” during the summer and attended a day camp. Sadly, they have aged out for that camp, but we are looking for another. We’ve had some fun day trips together. One to Congaree National Park to see the mating of the fireflies, and a couple of trips to Columbia for Edventure and to jump on trampolines at Plex HiWire. They still enjoy going to see plays at the Florence Little Theatre, They loved “The King and I” last spring and “Beauty and the Beast” this past fall. They so want to be involved in the theater, but don’t live close enough. Unfortunately there’s not a theatre in their

small town. However, they enjoy singing and are both are in the Honors Choir at their school in North Carolina. They are seventh graders now and seem to love it. They were so worried before starting middle school after hearing things they could not wear or do. Turns out their fears were naught because they have adjusted to the new rules just fine. Caroline who drove the family crazy with her gymnastic routines has switched her passion. She is now learning jazz and tap at a dance school. Madison is continuing with art lessons and doing quite well. She completed a nice painting of a red barn among trees and flowers which she presented to me and I proudly hung it in my den. Her most recent artwork was a painting of an owl. Caroline and Madison continue to bring joy to my life. I hope to be around for many more birthdays. Happy 13th year sweet girls!

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Rejecting cloudy logic of EPA Ozone Rules By Merrill Matthews The Environmental Protection Agency missed a courtordered deadline to announce which regions of the country are complying with an Obamaera ozone rule. The agency says it needs more time to make that determination. Green activists are livid. The Environmental Defense Fund accused the agency of “allowing vulnerable communities to suffer the consequences of polluted air while Administrator Pruitt stalls.” Ozone is the main ingredient in smog. So one might assume that the nation’s city dwellers are struggling to breathe. Only the activists’ rhetoric is breathless, though. Ozone levels have dropped by a third since 1980. This precipitous drop didn’t stop the Obama administration from issuing a strict new ozone rule in 2015. The regulation requires states to limit groundlevel ozone concentrations to 70 parts per billion. Previous standards issued in 2008 had set acceptable ozone levels at 75 ppb. States are poised to

waste billions adhering to these new rules -- all to address a problem that has been getting better for a decades. Regulators are working with states to ease the compliance burden as much as possible. But the EPA can’t nix the regulation on its own. Only Congress can do so. The new regulations aren’t needed. The United States has already slashed air pollution dramatically. Since 1970, levels of six common air pollutants have dropped by an average of 70 percent across the nation, even as economic output jumped over 240 percent. Levels of carbon monoxide alone have fallen by 84 percent since 1990, while lead concentrations have dropped by 85 percent. The 2015 regulation, known as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone, would create an immense compliance burden on many regions of the country. In roughly 180 counties, ozone levels still exceed the 2008 requirement of 75 ppb. The new 2015 standard would

move the goalposts. More than 958 counties – roughly one-third of all counties – could be classified as “nonattainment” areas if the standard is changed to 70 ppb. They’ll face severe penalties for failing to meet the new standards. The federal government can freeze funding for transportation projects. And it can force factories and other buildings in nonattainment areas to install expensive emission reduction technologies. As a result, local economies would pay a significant price. In 2015, the EPA claimed that compliance would cost states, excluding California, $1.4 billion by 2025. The actual costs will likely be far higher. As recently as 2011, the agency calculated the annual cost of meeting the 70 ppb standard at between $19 and 25 billion. An analysis from the economic consulting firm NERA estimates that new ozone standards could cost the economy $270 billion annually between now and 2040. Why would federal regulators choose to ignore the crippling costs associated with

Remember veterans on National Salute Week This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended. No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day, and with the help of our grateful community, no veteran has to be. Citizens in the community can arrange for a visit through our Voluntary Service Office during National Salute week to visit veterans at the Dorn VA and remind them that their sacrifices are not forgotten. Many of our veterans are coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with

special needs and challenges that require the hearts and hands of a new generation of VA volunteers. The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center invites citizens, young and old, to join us in honoring our veterans year-round by learning more about VA’s volunteer program as well. Every citizen can make a positive difference in the life of a veteran patient. Visits

from community groups do so much to lift the spirits of our patients. I invite every member of our community to participate. Please call our Voluntary Service office at 803-7764000, ext. 6038 to schedule a visit and learn how to join the VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients. David Omura, Columbia Director, William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC

First Amendment 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.

their rules? Because they’re required to. The Clean Air Act prohibits the EPA from considering costs when determining air-quality standards. Congress knows the updated ozone rules will devastate the economy. Last summer, the House passed the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 to delay the 2015 standards. It’s now up to the Senate to do the same. Over the last few decades, America has made extraordinary progress in ridding the air of harmful pollutants – including ozone. Imposing draconian ozone standards – at immense economic cost – is irrational and irresponsible.

Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MerrillMatthews.

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Counties to target McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers unsecured loads McLeod Hospice is offering a new “Hospice Volunteering 101” class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff. The volunteer training program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the McLeod Hospice House located at 1203 E. Cheves Street in Florence. Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. Volunteers may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients either in their homes or at the McLeod Hospice House. They may also provide massage therapy, pet therapy

South Carolina state law states that no vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public highway unless such vehicle is constructed, loaded or covered to prevent load from dropping, escaping, or shifting in a manner that creates a safety hazard or deposits litter on public or private property (56-54100). Otherwise known as an unsecured load, this form of littering contributes to more than 20 percent of roadside debris. While it can be thought of as unintentional litter, PalmettoPride is making this a priority and tackling this issue head on. There is a great deal of attention being placed on picking up the vast amount of litter that accumulates on our highways, and while pickup is necessary, prevention is better. “Tarp campaigns bring awareness to drivers on state litter laws and puts the power of prevention in the citizens’ hands,” said Sarah Lyles, executive director of PalmettoPride. “Our goal is to change the behavior that creates litter.” PalmettoPride is distributing 5,000 tarps to nine counties, who were selected to participate in the statewide pilot program. Working with law enforcement partners and Keep America Beautiful, the following counties are participating in the pilot program: Aiken, Bamberg, Berkeley, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Pickens, Spartanburg, Sumter and York. Participating agencies will provide a warning to drivers and a brochure on properly securing their loads. Several counties are currently doing their own local tarp campaigns, including Beaufort, Horry and Greenville. If positive results are noted, PalmettoPride plans to make the tarp campaign an on-going effort with counties across the state who are interested in participating. For more information, please contact Sarah Lyles at slyles@palmettopride.org or call 803-758-6034.

Connecting the Dots class offered KPI Fusion will offer Connecting the Dots, on Friday, May 2, in the Stokes Meeting Room at the Florence County Library. Connecting the Dots is a DiSC program that promotes better employee communication by helping participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. They also will learn how to communicate and persuade more

effectively. Everything DiSC® helps build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles. It is not a test – it is a personality assessment. This researchvalidated model helps people understand themselves and others, saving time, energy, and money. Participants will gain insights into their own behav-

ior and others. They create strategies for overcoming challenges when working with people of different DiSC®. The class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $135 per student and includes a customized personality report for each participant. Register at www.kpifusion.com. For more information, call 843-206-6957.

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unteer, individuals can choose to work directly with patients and families or help in a hundred other ways – making a difference in someone’s life. McLeod Hospice serves Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Lee, Marion, Sumter, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties. Attendees must register in advance if they plan to participate in the training. For more information or to register, call Courtney Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator for McLeod Hospice, at (843) 777-5667.

or play the piano or another instrument for patients. Volunteers perform clerical work (serving as a receptionist for the Hospice House, putting together charts or filing), bake or sew for patients/families or provide gardening skills in the McLeod Hospice Sensory Garden. A life-limiting illness can be devastating and have far-reaching effects. Patients and their families need a solid support system during this time of crisis. McLeod Hospice provides that support. The caring spirit and helping hands of hospice volunteers reach out to people in the community. As a hospice vol-

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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

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2017-CP-21-1377 South State Bank, Plaintiff, v The Estate of Cora Lee W. Johnson a/k/a Cora Lee Johnson a/k/a Cora L. Johnson a/k/a Cora Johnson, and Victoria Patterson a/k/a Victoria C. Johnson, individually and as Personal Representative for the Estate of Cora Lee W. Johnson a/k/a Cora Lee Johnson a/k/a Cora L. Johnson a/k/a Cora Johnson; Gary Sanders; Michael Lesesne; BB&T Financial FSB f/k/a BB&T Bankcard Corporation; and CFNA Receivables (SC), Inc. f/k/a

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

Citifinancial, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their office, 40 Calhoun Street (29401), P.O. Box 22129, Charleston, SC 29413, 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. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

that the Amended Summons, Lis Pendens and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina on August 7, 2017. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE, that should you fail to answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a General Order of Reference of this cause to the Honorable Haigh Porter, Special Referee for Florence County, which Order shall, pursuant to SCRCP Rule 53, of the South Carolina Code of Law (1976), as amended, specifically provide that the said Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case, which judgment shall be appealable to the Supreme Court of South Carolina. LIS PENDENS

(Mortgage Foreclosure) (Non-Jury) 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 Defendants for the foreclosure of the following Mortgage of real estate: Cora Lee Johnson, to First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston, dated May 12, 2003, and recorded in the Office of the ROD for Florence County, on May 13, 2003, in Book A740 at Page 719. On or about April 5, 2012, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston changed its name to First Federal Bank. On or about July 26, 2013, First Federal Bank merged into and operated as part of SCBT. Thereafter, on or about June 30, 2014, SCBT changed its name to South State Bank, the current lien holder and Plaintiff herein The property covered and affected by the said Mortgage and the foreclosure thereof is, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina and being designated as a portion of Lot No. 4 and a portion of Lot No. 5 as shown on a plat of West Haven Annex Subdivision recorded in Plat Book D at Page 112. The said lot fronts on the west side of Sunset Drive and is bounded as follows: North by Lot No. 6 and Lot No. 7; East by Sunset Drive; North by Lot No. 6 and Lot No. 7; East by Sunset Drive; South by remaining portion of Lot No. 4 and remaining portion of Lot No. 5; and West by Lot No. 3. For a more complete description reference is made to plat by Jones/Godfrey and Associates, Inc., Surveyors dated October 6, 1994, and recorded in Plat Book 55 at Page 77. This being the same property conveyed to Cora Lee Johnson by Deed of Barry M. Floyd and Beth T. Floyd, dated May 12, 2003, and recorded May 13, 2003 in the Office of the

Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A740 at Page 712. TMS #: 9003415-004 Property Address: 109 S Sunset Drive, Florence, SC 29501 CERTIFICATE OF NONOWNER OCCUPANCY The undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff has reviewed one or more of the following: tax records, real estate title, loan documents, or information provided by the Plaintiff or other persons with knowledge as to the occupancy status of the dwelling that is the subject of the above captioned action. The property secured by the Mortgage is not the primary residence of the Defendant(s), does not meet the definition of “owner-occupied” dwelling provided in the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative order and is not subject to foreclosure intervention as provided in the Order. CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION FROM ADR I certify that this action is exempt from ADR because this is a case involving a Mortgage foreclosure. Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. Elizabeth A. Blackwell, (SC Bar No. 78756) Post Office Box 22129 Charleston, South Carolina 29413 Direct: 843-579-8303 Fax: 843-577-1659 eblackwell@TurnerPadget.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Charleston, South Carolina 2017 Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A., is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. It is our understanding that you are not currently in bankruptcy. If you are in bankruptcy, please disregard this summons in its entirety and have your attorney contact our office as soon as possible. (1/31,2/7,2/14/18) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2017-CP-21-0315 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: T.D. Bank successor by merger to Carolina

First Bank against Kenneth E. Cooper, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, MSC-E, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the School District No. 1-4 the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, on the South side of Florence Claussen Road and being in the North East corner of Thirty-Four (34) Acres Tract of land, as shown on a plat made by E.I. Isenhower on April 10, 1943 for James Cooper Estate. This lot contains 1.48 acres and faces on said road One Hundred Sixty (160 feet and runs back in parallel lines Two Hundred (200) feet, and is bounded as follows: On the North by the FlorenceClaussen Road, on the East by property now or formerly of O. Isgett, and on the South and West by the remaining property of Mattie Cooper. This being the same property conveyed to Kenneth E. Cooper by deed of KEC Properties, LLC dated March 23, 2010 and recorded in Deed Book B293 at Page 1717, Florence County records. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3826 E. National Cemetary Road, Florence, SC 29506 Parcel No. 243-01-024 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). Purchaser to

pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.250% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, Florence COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee As Master in Equity for Florence County Bell Carrington & Price, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff (2/7,2/14,2/24/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-03481 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for GSAMP Trust 2005SD2, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-SD2, Plaintiff, v. Roberta Timmons; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Myers Floyd, 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; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Juanita Timmons, 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, Defendant(s). 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 Roberta Timmons to Indymac Bank, F.S.B. dated December 31, 2003 and recorded on January 6, 2004 in Book A 809 at Page 1575, 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


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of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain lot of land lying, being and situate in the Town of Pamplico, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot No. 6, Block B, as shown on a map of Sunrise Subdivision dated June 1981, and being more fully described on a map made by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated April 18, 1985 and recorded in Plat Book 23, Page 606, Florence County records. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description of metes and bounds. This being that same property conveyed to Roberta Timmons by deed from Myers Floyd dated October 11, 2000 and recorded October 13, 2000 in Book A-608 at Page 2136 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 0037602-066 Property Address: 629 Mcelveen Street, 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 December 29, 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 629 Mcelveen Street, 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 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 circu-

lation 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 (2/7,2/14,2/24/18) 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, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 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 SET A PRICE, REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNIT. VICTORIA HINSCH: D84HOUSEHOLD ADRAIN HILTON: B35 HOUSEHOLD VONDA ARD A16 HOUSEHOLD MICHAEL DELODOVICO: A08-HOUSEHOLD HAROLD SMALL: A06 TOOLS KIMBERELY BROCKINGTON: E91A- HOUSEHOLD WAYNE McALIISTER: Z03A- HOUSEHOLD TERESSA HUGHES: Y09 – HOUSEHOLD DARREL DANCY: F141HOUSEHOLD TIANA GREGG: F132HOUSEHOLD PAULINE BRONSON: F119-F125- HOUSEHOLD JAMES HICKSON: F118 HOUSEHOLD ABBIE PALMER: Z04HOUSEHOLD AUDREY ROGERS-D78HOUSEHOLD SHAWNTANIA MCKENNEY -D70- HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (2/7,2/14/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that FANNERY MORENO D.B.A. FONDITA RESTAURANTE EL NOA NOA, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 3931 EAST PALMETTO ST. FLORENCE, SC 29506 To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than MARCH 2, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-2101977 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: PennyMac Loan Services, LLC vs. Geraldine P. Graham; Iverson Graham Jr.; Kent Court

Condominium Association, Inc.; GianCo, Ltd., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: UNIT A1, KENT CORNER HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME ACT, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS (1976) AS AMENDED, 27-31-10 TO 21-31-300 AND BY THE RECORDING OF MASTER DEED IN BOOK A386, PAGE 278 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST TO THE COMMON AREA AND LIMITED COMMON AREA APPURTENANT TO SAID RESIDENTIAL UNIT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO IVERSON GRAHAM, JR., AND GERALDINE P. GRAHAM BY DEED OF GIANCO, LTD., A SOUTH CAROLINA CORPORATION DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 1993 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 22, 1993 IN DEED BOOK A397 AT PAGE 543 AND RE-RECORDED IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A397 AT PAGE 543 AND RERECORDED SEPTEMBER 22, 1993 IN DEED BOOK A398 AT PAGE 1603 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 743 Coventry Lane Apartment A1, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00511-01206 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-2101976 BY VIRTUE of the

decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as successor-in-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for MASTR Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2005-1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-1 vs. Florence N. Hoffmeyer a/k/a Florence Norris Hoffmeyer; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. s/b/m to Wachovia Bank, National Association; CACH, LLC; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 7, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF PETTIGREW PLACE BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES DATED JANUARY 11, 1990 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 36, AT PAGE 194. SAID LOT FRONTS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CHEROKEE ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 66.80 FEET AND EXTENDS BACK IN PARALLEL LINES TO A DEPTH OF 175.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 24 FOR A DISTANCE OF 66.80 FEET; ON THE EAST BY REMAINING PORTION OF LOT NO. 7 FOR A DISTANCE OF 175.00 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY CHEROKEE ROAD ON WHICH IT FRONTS AND MEASURES 66.80 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 6 FOR A DISTANCE OF 175.00 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. SEE ALSO PLAT BOOK 76 AT PAGE 141 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO FLORENCE NORRIS HOFFMEYER BY DEED OF JONATHAN S. JEFFORDS AND TARA S. JEFFORDS DATED DECEMBER 6, 2004 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 7, 2004 IN BOOK A889 AT PAGE 1773 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 911 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90064-03-001 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful

bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. The sale shall be subject to the United States right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-2102831 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for MASTR Asset Backed Securities Trust 2006-WMC3, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-WMC3 vs. Wayne Stuckey; Shirley Stuckey; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; WMC Mortgage Corp.; Tara Village Neighborhood Association of Florence, SC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING NEAR CITY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 15, BLOCK W, ON A MAP OF TARA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 4, MADE BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, DATED JANUARY, 1972 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY PLAT BOOK 10 AT PAGE 20. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WAYNE STUCKEY AND SHIRLEY STUCKEY, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF HATTIE L. BACOTE DATED MAY 11, 2006 AND RECORDED MAY 19, 2006 IN BOOK B12 AT PAGE 386 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 809 Candy Lane, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 01812-01-191 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judg-

ment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.07% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) CLERK OF COURT’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-00681 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Planet Home Lending, LLC against Victoria E. Edwards; et al., I, the Clerk of Court for Florence County, will sell on Monday March 5th, 2018 at 12:00 PM, at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following described property: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING SITUTATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS: LOT NO. 140, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF WOMACK GARDENS SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. DATED JUNE 5, 2006, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT OF FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 91 AT PAGE 80. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP PREPARED FOR VICTORIA E. EDWARDS BY LIND, HICKS, & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, INC. DATED JUNE 16, 2008, AND RECORDED IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED OFFICE IN PLAT BOOK 94 AT PAGE 96. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. SUBJECT TO ALL COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS IN AND FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, INCLDUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THAT CERTAIN WAIEVER OF SET-BACK VIOLATION FOR LOT 140, AS SHOWN RECORDED IN BOOK B193 AT PAGE 0567. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED AS SHOWN RECORDED IN BOOK B193 AT PAGE 0570, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS IN AND FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TMS: 10119 01 143 Property Address: 2153 Pathway Court, Effingham, SC 29541 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court 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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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 cancelled 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 twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court 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 no personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to 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 4.000% per annum. Subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. Clerk of Court, Florence County South Carolina Florence, South Carolina 2018 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-2102521 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Brendan Charles Semiklose a/k/a Brendan C. Semiklose, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 4 IN BLOCK B AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF PINE FOREST PLANTATION SUBDIVISION AND ALSO AS SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR BOBBIE JEAN VAUSE BY FERRELL J. PROSSER, R.L.S., RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 19 AT PAGE 948. REFERENCE ALSO A PLAT PREPARED FOR LAURA R. WEBSTER BY LIND HICKS & ASSOC. SURVEYORS, INC. DATED JULY 10, 2007 AND RECORDED JULY 19, 2007 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 92 AT PAGE 131. REFERENCE BEING MADE TO SAID PLATS FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BRENDAN CHARLES SEMIKLOSE BY DEED OF FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A/K/A FANNIE MAE DATED MAY 21, 2014 AND RECORDED MAY 27, 2014 IN BOOK B523 AT PAGE 1115 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT

ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 805 East Montclair Way, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90111-01-004 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02379 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: LakeView Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Heather D. Payne; Midland Funding LLC; SC Housing Corp., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL OF THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE NORTH OF JOHNSONVILLE IN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONTAINING 1.00 ACRE AND BEING SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON A MAP THEREOF MADE BY TRAVIS L. CARTER, R.L.S., DATED MAY 29, 1998, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 68 AT PAGE 4, BEING BOUNDED AND FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF HONEYSUCKLE DRIVE, A PRIVATE ROAD NOT COUNTY MAINTAINED, FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.56 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY B. MARSH FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.32 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY B. MARSH FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.56 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF DONALD DEN-

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NIS AND VICKIE DENNIS FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.32 FEET. REFERENCE TO THE SAID MAP IS HEREBY MADE AS A PART AND PARCEL OF THIS DESCRIPTION. ALSO, A PERMANENT, NON-EXCLUSIVE, EASEMENT 50 FEET IN WIDTH DESIGNATED ON THE ABOVE REFERENCED MAP AS HONEYSUCKLE DRIVE (PRIVATE ROAD), EXTENDING FROM WHITE OAK DRIVE ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LOT, TO BE USED AS A MEANS OF INGRESS, EGRESS, ACCESS OR REGRESS TO AND FROM THE SAID LOT. SAID EASEMENT SHALL RUN WITH THE LAND, BEING BINDING UPON THE GRANTOR AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF THE GRANTEE, HER HEIRS AND ASSIGNS. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 2001 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMB E R GAFLY75A37557WT21 (SEE RETIREMENT AFFIDAVIT IN BOOK B414 AT PAGE 229). THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY AND EASEMENT CONVEYED TO HEATHER D. PAYNE BY DEED OF LA LA LAND VENTURES, LLC DATED JUNE 7,2012, RECORDED JUNE 8, 2012, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK B408 AT PAGE 920. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 225 Honeysuckle Lane, Johnsonville, SC 29555 TMS: 00432 05 300 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00660 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Fredrick T. Wheeler; Celia A. McLaughlin; Samuel Rowland McLaughlin Jr.; Stephanie M. Rawlinson; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of S. Rowland McLaughlin, 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; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Donna A. McLaughlin, 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, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 3 OF MILLRIDGE/WINTERBROOK SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. DATED SEPTEMBER 27, 1999 AND REVISED OCTOBER 5, 2000 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 75 AT PAGE 200. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO FREDERICK T. WHEELER BY DEED OF LAQUINAS WOODS BY DEED DATED AUGUST 25, 2008 AND RECORDED AUGUST 26, 2008 IN DEED BOOK B204 AT PAGE 0979 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2764 Millridge Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 15114-01-055 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.625% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure

and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21.2/28/18) AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2010-CP-2103204 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-2 vs. Rickie L. Burgess, Sheila G. Burgess, Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. s/b/m with Aames Funding Corporation DBA Aames Home Loans, South Carolina Department Pardon, Parole and Probation Services, Florence County Clerk of Court and World Financial Network National Bank, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. THIRTY-EIGHT (38), BLOCK "AA", AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF TARA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 5, BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, DATED OCTOBER, 1974, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 15 AT PAGE 262. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE FOR JAMES E. WINDHAM BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES SURVEYORS, DATED AUGUST 9, 1984, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 22 AT PAGE 752. SAID LOT FRONTS THE NORTH SIDE OF GABLE TERRACE FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.0 FEET AND EXTENDING BACK THEREFROM AT A UNIFORM WIDTH TO A DEPTH OF 150.0 FEET AND BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE WEST BY LOT 37, BLOCK "AA"; ON THE NORTH BY A PORTION OF LOT 24, BLOCK "AA" AND LOT 23, BLOCK "AA"; ON THE EAST BY LOT 39, BLOCK "AA"; AND ON THE SOUTH BY GABLE TERRACE. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE D E S C R I P T I O N . TOGETHER WITH ALL AND SINGULAR THE RIGHTS, MEMBER, HEREDITAMENTS AND APPURTENANCES TO SAID PREMISES BELONGING OR IN ANY WISE INCIDENT OR APPERTAINING. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY WAS CONVEYED TO RICKIE L. BURGESS BY DEED OF SAMMIE L. GOODMAN AND DEBRA A. GOODMAN RECORDED MARCH 28, 1995 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A437 AT PAGE 1100. THEREAFTER THE SAME PROPERTY WAS CONVEYED TO RICKIE L. BURGESS AND SHEILA G. BURGESS BY DEED OF RICKIE L. BURGESS RECORDED JANUARY 23, 1998 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A513 AT PAGE 1263. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3634 Gable Terrace, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 01812-01-376 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be

applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.125% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-00066 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Reine S. Lantz; GianCo, Ltd.; Campo Anna Condominium Association, Inc., Defendant(s). 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

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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 January 9, 2018. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011-CP-21-02938 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon as Trustee for CWABS, Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-2 vs. Jimmy Roberson; Sherry Roberson, the undersigned Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 5, 2018 at 12:00PM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN AND DELINEATED AS LOT 2 BLOCK D MARTHA LAW SUBDIVISION ON A PLAT PROPERTY BY WILLIAM F. COX JR., RLS, DATED APRIL 1, 1993, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 48 AT PAGE89 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS; ON NORTH BY MARTHA LAW DRIVE ON A PLAT PROPERTY PREPARED BY WILLIAM F. COX JR., RLS DATED APRIL 1, 1993, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 48 AT PAGE89 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON NORTH BY MARTHA LAW DRIVE; ON THE EAST BY LOT 4-D AND 5-D; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT 3-D; AND ON WEST BY LOT 1-D ALL AS IS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY INCORPORATED HEREIN AS A PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JIMMY ROBERSON AND SHERRY ROBERSON AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP BY DEED OF WILLIAM MIKE RIVERS AND GLENDA M. RIVERS DATED JANUARY 12, 2007 AND RECORDED JANUARY 26, 2007 IN BOOK B72 AT PAGE 682

IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 402 Martha Law Drive, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 01981-031034 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Clerk of Court may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. Florence County Clerk of Court Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (2/14,2/24,2/28/18)

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Re-enactment of Sherman’s firing on Columbia set for Feb. 17 COLUMBIA – It has been called Columbia’s Longest Day…the day Gen. William T. Sherman’s troops shelled the capital city from across the Congaree River. A re-enactment of that bombardment -- featuring live cannon fire and Confederate sharpshooters defending the city – will be held Saturday, Feb. 17th, from noon to 1 p.m. on both sides of the Gervais Street bridge in downtown Columbia. There will be three cannons this year, firing blank rounds for a full hour from the west side of the bridge. Both Confederate and Union re-enactors are taking part. Confederate sharpshooters will be returning fire from the east side, much as it was 153 years ago. The event is free and is sponsored by the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, according to Don Gordon, event chairman. Special grand marshall for the event is U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War Buck Fulmer who will fire the first cannon shot (into the defenseless city). Also firing ceremonial cannon shots is Leon Johnson whose Great Great Uncle Thomas Falls was a Lieutenant in the 55th N.C. who distinguished himself at Pickett’s Charge during the battle of Gettysburg. Walter Curry is being honored as a descendant of an African American Confederate who received a pension from South Carolina for her service during the war. Gordon said the event will offer a great history lesson for all ages. For more details about the Columbia fighting and the burning of the city go to www.wadehamptoncamp.org.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WEST FLORENCE SIGNING DAY

KNIGHTS SIGN WITH NEWBERRY AND PIKEVILLE ON SIGNING DAY 2018 West Florence high school athletes signed letters of commitment to join athletic teams at Newberry and Pikeville last week. Pictured, from left are Briley Stokes (soccer);Tyzahn Lawson (football); and Trey Owens (foot-

ball) who will all be heading to Newberry this fall. Vick Johnson, at right, (football) will attend Pikeville University.

Timmonsville native named to S.C. Football Hall of Fame, class of 2018

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CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Ash Wednesday, February 14

12:30 - Rev. Will Malambri Senior Pastor, Central UMC, Florence

6:30 - Rev. J. Derrick Cattenhead Associate Pastor, Central UMC, Florence

February 21

Dr. Brent Driggers NT Professor, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

February 28

Rev. Brad Gray Pastor, St. Andrews Parish UMC, Charleston

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March 14

Rev. David McIntosh Pastor, Hartsville Prebyterian Church (PCA), Hartsville

March 21

Rev. Carlton McClam, Sr. Pastor, Mount Carmel UMC, Charleston

March 28

Rev. Larry Hays, Jr. Retired UMC Pastor

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GREENVILLE – The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) announces the Class of 2018 and information on the annual enshrinement ceremony. The 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony presented by IAG is set for April 19, at the Embassy Suites at Verdae in Greenville. The SCFHOF will also host their 4th annual Golf Tournament presented by Miller Direct at The Preserve at Verdae and their 4th annual Gun Tournament presented by Trehel Corporation at McConnell Hall Shotting Preserve in Anderson. The Class of 2018 will include five inductees, one being a legacy inductee. The legacy inductee honors those who have come from a past generation but laid the foundation for football in the state of South Carolina and beyond. The 2017 BlanchardRogers Trophy (Collegiate Player of the Year) presented by Hale’s Jewelers, Mason Rudolph (Rock Hill), will also be honored along with the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year which will be announced at the ceremony. The five Class of 2018 inductees include John Abra-

ham of Timmonsville (University of South Carolina), Dwight Clark of Kinston, N.C. (Clemson University), Paul Maguire Youngstown, Ohio. (The Citadel), Clay Matthews Sr. of Charleston (Georgia Tech/ Legacy Inductee), and Richard Seymour of Gadsen (University of Georgia). John Abraham was born May 6, 1978 in Timmonsville. He only played one year of football as a senior in high school at Lamar High School (same school as Class of 2017 Inductee Levon Kirkland). He is the current 200meter and 100-meter dash South Carolina record holder in track, and he also competed in shot put and discus while attending Lamar before turning his attention to football. His football talent during his senior year earned Abraham a scholarship to the University of South Carolina. While in Columbia, he recorded 23.5 sacks ranking second on the Gamecock’s all-time list. He was named a first-team AllSoutheastern Conference selection as a junior. After his junior season, he declared for the 2000 NFL Draft in which he was picked 13th overall in the first round

by the New York Jets. After six successful seasons (20002005), and three pro bowl seasons, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for seven seasons (2006-2012). He finished his career with a two season (2013-2014) stint with the Arizona Cardinals including a pro bowl appearance in 2013. In his career, Abraham totaled 133.5 sacks and 48 forced fumbles, earning five Pro Bowl nominations and four All-Pro teams (3 first-team) during a 15 year career. His productivity on the field was evident as he is currently ranked third (New York Jets) and Second (Atlanta Falcons) on the career sacks record books. The mission of SCFHOF is to honor South Carolina football legends, support player career transitions, improve player safety, and promote the game of football and South Carolina. Learn more about the SCFHOF and buy tickets for the enshrinement ceremony, golf or sporting clay events at www.scfootballhof.org/shop and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @scfootballhof.

PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Florence will be conducting public hearings to solicit citizen’s input on the use of the City’s 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award. Public hearings will be held at the following locations: March 1, 2018 March 5, 2018 March 6, 2018 March 8, 2018 March 14, 2018 March 20, 2018 March 21, 2018

5:00 pm - Boys and Girls Club 6:30 pm - House of God Keith Dominion Church 6:30pm - New Harvest Presbyterian Church 6:00pm - Maxwell Baptist Church 6:00pm - Levy Park 6:00pm - Northwest Community Center 3:00pm - City Council Chambers

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Realtor hopes to ‘cha cha’ to winner status at dance competition BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Joey McMillan and Katelyn Rodgers have found their groove with Michael Jackson’s “Blame It On The Boogie” for the 2018 Dancing For Our Future Stars competition on March 22 at the SiMT. The pair hope to cha cha their way to victory with a dance routine choreographed by Katelyn and Burnadene Kelley-Newman. “It’s a fun upbeat song,” said Joey who claims he’s never danced before. However, the event is for a great cause and he expects it will be great fun. When not rehearsing, Joey is a mover and shaker in the real estate world. He has been running Coldwell Banker McMillan and Associates. for the past 11 years. Joey is delighted with his partner and teacher, Katelyn, whom he says is very agreeable and patient with him. “She is doing a great job. I know she knows and I don’t,” he quipped. Katelyn has 16 years of dance training. She com-

JOEY MCMILLAN AND KATELYN RODGERS peted in last year’s DFOFS as partner to the Rev. Will

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hopes to attend Clemson in the fall. The remaining dance couples for this year’s event are: • Dr. Lisa Bishara (McLeod Health) and Joseph Steen • Ken Baker (WMBF News) and Mary Grace Colburn • Louie Callahan (Burch Oxner Seale Co., CPAs) and Alexis McDonald • Ron Glancy (Raines Hospitality) and Tiffany Welsh • David Hall (First Reliance Bank) and Erin Haynes • Dr. Ramzy Hourany (Carolinas Hospital System) and Julia Thompson • Jammie McDonald (First Citizens Bank) and Cole Davis • Dr. Calvin Robinson (Trinity Baptist Church) and Fallon Frierson • Chris Rogers (Carver Elementary School) and Morgan Truitt • Robbie Timms (BB&T) and Meggie Baker • Les Ward (Pepsi of Florence, LLC/Pee Dee Food Service) and Mallory Baxley These local celebrities

and their professional dance partners will square-off at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the 8th annual dancing competition on March 22. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the competition at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, fellowship, and an opportunity to win a custom designed jewelry piece donated by Lisa and Lex Matthews of Southern Jewelry Design. Fans can vote online for their favorite couple(s) at DancingForOurFutureStarsOfFlorence.com for $10 per vote. The “People’s Choice” mirror ball trophies will be awarded to the three couples raising the most votes. A panel of judges will name one couple “Technical Skills Winner” based on the contestants’ overall skills. One couple will also be chosen as “Most Entertaining” by the judges. Dancers receiving the largest number of online votes will be awarded the “Social Stars” trophy. School Foundation board member Ed Love and local celebrity Audra Coble will

serve as master and mistress of ceremonies. The 2017 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Fierce Team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening. All proceeds from this major fund-raising event will go to The School Foundation. Founded in 2000, the foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence, SC School District 1 through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success. To date, the foundation has provided over $1,355,377 in grants to FSD1 educators and is currently leading a school readiness awareness campaign focusing on preparing all children to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed. The foundation also launched Start2Read, a program that distributes age appropriate books and reading tips in local businesses. To learn more about The School Foundation, visit their website at www.theschoolfoundation.org.

Belle Baruch topic of program to be held at Florence Library Dr. Lynn Hanson of Francis Marion University will present “The Wealth of Information Inside Belle Baruch’s Checkbooks, 1940 - 1961” at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Belle Wilcox Baruch was the eldest daughter of Bernard Baruch, the wealthy Wall Street mogul of finance, known as the “park bench statesman” who advised six presidents. Documents removed from Ms. Baruch’s basement in May 2016, particularly her cancelled checks and check stubs, reveal new information about her life: her cares, accomplishments, and volunteer work, her pastimes, travels, and friendships, and her notable philanthropy, which included recipients in Florence. With the details of almost 7,000

BELLE BARUCH transactions, scholars and the public can now identify her patterns of spending, generate insights into Belle Baruch’s life and character, verify events in her life, com-

pare the impact of her wealth on South Carolina and New York economies, and illuminate the lives of those who lived and worked in her American sphere during the early 20th century. Dr. Hanson was recently named co-director of the new Belle W. Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies at Hobcaw Barony. The new institute was created late last year through a partnership that included FMU, Coastal Carolina University, and the Belle W. Baruch Foundation. Sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library and presented by Francis Marion University, this event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, visit www. florencelibrary.org or call (843) 413-7074.

Public schools hosting events to showcase their programs For the next two months, schools in Florence One are putting out the welcome mats for all local citizens to see what local public schools have to offer. The 10th Annual Showcase of Schools will be held in February and March, and each school in Florence One will put on programs and displays which range from guided tours of Montessori education to an overview of student demonstrations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs. School officials say that the showcases are varied and have provided the opportunity for schools to be creative in planning their events. For example, Greenwood Elementary will host its showcase at the Florence Museum on Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. to kick off Read Across America Week. “This showcase represents

Greenwood not as a building, but also as a community of people coming together for a night of family, fun, and fellowship,” said Dr. Susan Collins, principal at Greenwood Elementary. Southside Middle will showcase its STEM programs as well as its Fine Arts Academy offerings. Delmae Elementary has invited the community to experience programs at Delmae for the entire month of February. Wilson High will highlight its Early College Program as well as other unique features of the school. All parents and community members are invited to attend the Showcase of Schools. See the complete showcase schedule on the Florence One website <http://fsd1.org> or call any school in Florence One for details about its showcase.

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Math team take wins at SCISA competition Trinity-Byrnes Upper School Math Team competed well at the SCISA State Math Meet competition held Feb. 2 in Sumter. Special honors go to Eric Liang, a senior, who took first place overall and Adam Cheng, a senior, who took eighth place overall. Harrison Corns, a junior, took first place on the second team. The TBCS team 1 took second place overall and Team 2 took 10th place overall. Members of the winning team were Bang Tran, Eddie Buckhouse, Bennett

Joyce, Adam Cheng, and Eric Liang. Team 2 members included John Saverance, Sky Yu, Harrison Corns, Trae Buck and Amy Maistros. Other Division I team winners included Hammond School, Columbia, first, and Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, third. The High School Math Meet is open to students in grades 9-12. Each school may enter no more than two teams of five students each. During the competition all students take a one-

hour multiple choice written math test consisting of 50 questions. Following the test, each team member, one at a time, participates in a speed round of five questions. “The test scores at this year’s math meet were outstanding,” said Larry Watt, SCISA executive director. “The competition becomes stiffer each year. We congratulate the winners, and we appreciate all of the work the students and their sponsors did prior to the meet.” The High School Math Meet is an annual SCISA event conducted in two divisions, determined by high school enrollment. A total of 310 students on 62 teams representing 38 schools participated in the two-day event.

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League of Women Voters to host beer, tapas tasting The League of Women Voters of the Florence Area will play host to a beer and tapas tasting on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Seminar Brewing, 551 West Lucas Street. The menu for the organization’s annual fundraiser will feature a starter, main dishes and a dessert. For the starter the League will serve shrimp cocktail and steamed shrimp on crostini with fruit and it will be paired with Field Work Saison. For entrees the League will serve spicy chicken meatballs topped with bleu cheese crumbles paired with a Citrocity IPA and pork Korean bao with smoked Gouda paired with Howler Red Ale. For dessert, chocolate stout petit four with goat cheese mousse will be paired with Crowfood Stout. Tickets for the event are $40 and checks can be made payable to LWV. Tickets are available at Seminar Brewing and from league members. Proceeds will go to support the League’s Education Fund. Attendees are receiving goods of value and no part of the ticket price will be tax deductible. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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PROTEST – Friendship College students protest in front of McCroys in Rock Hill, 1960 Photo courtesy of www.zinnedproject.com

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S.C. experiences first ‘sit-in’ On Feb. 12, 1960, several African American students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill asked to be served lunch at the local McCrory’s and Woolworth’s. As was typical in the South, African Americans could shop in these stores but were forbidden to sit at lunch counters and eat. The first of several sit-ins to be held in Rock Hill, this one resulted in the lunch counters being closed for several days. Sit-ins had been held in other states, including nearby Charlotte, N.C., but this marked the first in South Carolina. The stores stayed closed until Feb. 23, but the students did not give up. Led by Leroy Johnson and trained by the civil rights organization CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), Thurgood Marshall praised the students in his 1960 address to the NAACP convention. The protests in Rock Hill continued for over a year. In the fall of 1960, CORE encouraged a “Jail, No Bail” policy. The following January, 10 Friendship College students again attempted to lunch at the stores and were arrested and found guilty of trespass. Nine of the students refused to pay the $100 bail fee and were sentenced to 30 days of hard labor and sent to York County Prison Farm. This resulted in large-scale media attention and the group became known as the “Friendship Nine.” Fifty-four years after his arrest David Williamson told NBC News: “It was a frightening experience, but the part that got me is when they put me in the cell and closed that door. And that clang, you can still hear it.” Once at the prison farm, the nine were forced to move large piles of sand, cut weeds, and carry cement blocks. If they refused to work, they were put on bread and water rations. Historians agree that the policy of “Jail, No Bail” helped rescue the civil rights movement from the costs of bail for protesters and gave new life to the movement. In 2015, in a municipal courtroom in Rock Hill, the convictions of the “Friendship Nine” were overturned. The former students, now in their seventies, were represented by the same attorney who defended their case in 1961. Their story has been featured in books and documentaries of the civil rights movement.

McLeod Heart and Vascular physicians from around the region helped McLeod celebrate national Go Red for Women day on Feb. 2, a day established by the American Heart Association to raise awareness of the number one killer of women. More than 545 women attended educational presentations on Women and Heart Disease during free Red Heart Healthy events in Florence, Cheraw, Dillon, Hartsville, Little River, Loris, Manning, Myrtle Beach, and Sumter as well as during a breakfast for the McLeod Angels in Florence. The McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute physicians who spoke at these events included Dr. Joshua Sibille, Dr. David Bjerken, Dr. Brian Wall, Dr. Robert Messier, Dr. Alan Blaker, Dr. Eva Rzucidlo, Dr. Anne Everman, Dr. Ryan Garbalosa and Dr. Dennis Lang.

RED HEART HEALTHY EVENT – Dr. Brian Wall with McLeod Cardiology Associates speaks to ladies at the luncheon held in the McLeod Medical Building.

Dr. Messier & Dr. Holley Join Top-Ranked McLeod Cardiothoracic Team The McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute welcomes Dr. Robert Messier, Jr. and Dr. Wayne Holley to the team. Dr. Messier, a board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Dr. Holley, a board-certified Thoracic Surgeon, bring experience and specialized expertise to our program. Dr. Messier and Dr. Holley join this distinguished team of surgeons Dr. Scot C. Schultz and Dr. Cary Huber in bringing top ranked heart care to our patients. Our extraordinary surgeons, robotics program, leading-edge technology, and state-of-the-art facilities support the recent rankings by CareChex®* naming McLeod Health as the leader in heart care.

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Santahatchie House to be dedicated On Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. Central United Methodist Church will conduct a dedication service for the Santahatchie House built during the 2017 Santahatchie Mission Project in December. During the service, donors will hear about the project from one of the Santahatchie founders at Central, Hank Leeke. Senior Pastor Will Malambri will lead the dedication service with prayer and scriptures will be read by leaders and students that served at the house during the project. A short open house will follow the service.

Central United Methodist Church will begin observing the 40 days of Lent with two Ash Wednesday services at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.14. The 12:30 service will be led by Rev. Will Malambri. Lunch at $6 will be available in Spears Fellowship Hall before the service at 11:30 a.m. and after the service at 1 p.m. The 6:30 service will be led by Rev. J. Derrick Cattenhead. Dinner will be available in the Davis Christian Life Center before the service at 5:15 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Both Ash Wednesday services will include the traditional imposition of ashes.

History program looks at potato chips

STUDENTS AND LEADERS pose in front of the Santahatchie House they built in December. The house will be dedicated on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. followed by an open house.

TIMMONSVILLE – During Black History Month the Baker Memorial Library will host “Bet You Can’t Eat Just One!,” a celebration of the innovation and accomplishments of African-Americans. Sources credit African-American chef George Crum with creating the potato chip in Saratoga, NY, in the mid-1800s. The program will remember that legacy by talking about Crum and how potato chips are made today. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste-test and rate potato chips. The event will be from 5:45-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. This free event is open to children from preschool to 6th grade and their guardians. For more information, call the library at 843-346-2941.

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