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NEIGHBORS NAME: Virginia Peacock FAMILY: Four children, five grandchildren BORN: Pittsburgh, PA, lives in Florence OCCUPATION: Retired, worked for Chamber of Commerce SPECIAL INTERESTS: Reading, helping immobile friends and special needs children WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom who raised five children on her own and loved the Lord. Great inspiration!”

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New Soccer Complex now open BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. The Florence Soccer Complex officially opened last Thursday morning, Feb. 15, with a brief ceremony held at the site. The spacious 14-field complex designed by AECOM Engineering and constructed by D&L Sitework, is located near the intersection of I-95 and Highway 76 at 3701 West Palmetto Street on Soccer Way. Dr. Eddie Floyd of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation spoke briefly on how the soccer complex came into being. He said it was the result of city, county, recreation department and foundation all working together. “When it comes to Florence we don’t have Democrats and Republicans – we have Florentines. Everybody works together,” said Dr. Floyd. “I wish we could send that to Washington,” he added to a hardy applause. Explaining the partnership in this project, he said that the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation donated 93 acres of property purchased from the Ed Young family for the soccer complex. The land is valued at $2.5 million. The Foundation then donated $6 million toward the field design and construction of the complex. Dr. Floyd added that the South Carolina Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department provided a $50,000 grant to assist with the project construction. The city also contributed to the project with an allocation of

DR. EDDIE FLOYD OF THE DRS. BRUCE & LEE FOUNDATION SPEAKS AT OPENING OF THE NEW SOCCER COMPLEX OFF WEST PALMETTO STREET $395,000 for water, sewer, and stormwater utilities. It has also budgeted for staffing and materials to provide ongoing maintenance. Florence County Council participated in the project by funding the relocation of a portion of Twin Church Road and installing a new entrance road into the complex through $1,040,000 in proceeds from the county-wide one-cent Capital Sales Tax.

Dr. Floyd announced that the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation is providing additional funding for the design and construction of a Soccer Center to be built on the property in the future. The Foundation selected Collins & Almers to complete the design for the center. The architects’ drawing for the Soccer Center was on display near the podium. Mayor Stephen Wukela praised

the Foundation saying, “It’s hard to have friends as good as the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation.” The mayor noted that the new complex will provide playing fields for the local youth soccer program which is a cooperative effort between the City of Florence and the Florence Soccer Association. The complex officially began play with the first recreation league games on Feb. 17.

One lane on I-95 South at Lynches River to close for repairs The South Carolina Department of Transportation will close a lane on I-95 southbound at mile marker 147 over the Lynches River in Florence County on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The closing is necessary for the bridge deck rehabilitation proj-

ect. The single lane closure will remain in place continuously for 30 days while crews complete the work. The expected completion date is March 23, barring delays due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Over size-over weight trucks will be restricted to 11 foot wide loads. All vehicles exceeding 11 feet in width shall use the posted detour route. The posted detour route will be I-95 South to Exit 150 (SC 403 South) to Lynches River

Road to SC 341 North to I-95 South Exit 146. Detailed information on the project along with a map can be found at http:// scdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Map Series.

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Library hosting workshop on digitizing photos, records

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The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host the final presentation in the three-part series, De-Cluttering and De-Stressing on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. It is entitled “Digitizing Your Photos And Records.” Presented by library staff, this workshop will provide information on how to cut back on photo and records clutter and ensure that treasured memories are saved for years to come. Attendees will be provided with information on a variety of important information as well as hands on experience to ensure confidence for future scanning projects. This workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, call 843-413-7074. This program is made possible by Friends of the Florence County Library. For more information about library events visit www.florencelibrary.org.

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Record set for returning unclaimed property COLUMBIA – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and the Unclaimed Property Program returned nearly $33 million in 2017, bringing the total amount of money returned during his administration to $137 million, more than all previous state treasurers combined. “My Unclaimed Property team has done an outstanding job helping identify individuals who have money waiting for them,” Treasurer Loftis said. “This is money that can change people’s lives, and we want to reunite them with funds that are rightfully theirs.”

As immediate-past president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, Treasurer Loftis is dedicated to returning unclaimed money to its rightful owners. Since Treasurer Loftis has taken office, the annual amount returned has almost doubled. Treasurer Loftis often spends his own time researching the large and more difficult claims, resulting in millions of dollars being returned to hard-working South Carolinians. “We may have paid back nearly $32.9 million last year, but we still have $550 million

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in funds waiting to be claimed,” added Treasurer Loftis. “Everyone should check their name to see if they have unclaimed property. You might not even know that you have money waiting for you.” Millions of dollars are transferred to the program annually by companies that cannot locate the owners. Examples of the types of property covered by the program include dormant bank

accounts, stock certificates, uncashed checks (including paychecks), insurance proceeds and utility deposits. The Unclaimed Property Program does not include tangible property like land or vehicles. To see if the State Treasurer’s Office is holding unclaimed property for you or your family, go to www. treasurer.sc.gov/unclaimedproperty/

Turner Padget welcomes new attorney Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of R. Edward Henderson Jr. Based in Florence, he joins the firm’s Professional Liability, Employment and Insurance Litigation teams. “Edward is a talented attorney and we are pleased to add him to our team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The clients we represent seek quality, value-driven legal counsel, and these additions strengthen our ability to respond promptly and effectively to those legal needs.” Edward received his bachelor’s degree from Wofford College and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Between his first and second year of law school, he earned a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps after attending Officer Candidate School. He remained in the reserve component while completing his degree. After law school, Edward practiced law in Bennettsville before completing four years of service with the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC. His diverse background provides a solid foundation for his practice.

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Home. Ingraham, Kate Hoffmeyer, 82, died Feb. 10, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Johnson, Navonia Allen, 87, died Feb. 17, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Kelly, Ricky Vance Sr., 63, died Feb. 15, LaytonAnderson Funeral Home. Lippo, Jeffrey Dean, died Feb. 10, Belk Funeral Home. Mims, Laura Ann, 57, died Feb. 11, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Niver, Linda L., died Feb. 17, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Page, Lavinia James, 90, died Feb. 8, Belk Funeral Home. Player, Michael LeRoy, 69, died Feb. 12, Belk Funeral Home. Poley, Martha Louise, died Feb. 13, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Prosser, Lavonne Hyman, died Feb. 11, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Schroeppel, Carl Bernhardt Jr., 88, died Feb. 15, StoudenmireDowling Fumeral Home. Tart, Louis, died Feb. 8, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Taylor, Julius “Barney” died Feb. 9, Smith Funeral Home. Timmons, Karen Dail, 51, died Feb. 10, LaytonAnderson Funeral Home.

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Florence Country Club wins state award

CANDIDATE Phil Noble speaks at Florence County Democratic Convention on Feb. 6.

Gubernatorial candidates address Florence Democrats Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Noble and challenger Rep. James Smith both spoke to over100 attendees at the Florence County Democratic Convention on Tuesday night, Feb. 6, at the Poynor Adult Learning Center in Florence. “We have enormous potential as a state,” Noble said. “We can’t realize that potential, though, because we have a government in Columbia that’s corrupt and broken. It’s the same plantation politics state that has held us back. We don’t have to accept what we have now.” He stated his campaign is a big, bold message to them that their time is over, saying, “South Carolinians are ready for real reform in education, health care, environmental protection, and in creating a sustainable prosperity that works for all of us.” Noble said he will look to reinvent public education in South Carolina, but will start with government reform. Marguerite Willis, wife of former Florence Mayor Frank Willis, just recently announced her bid on Feb. 1 saying she would fight for equal rights and equal pay for women. “I promise that I will take my warrior self to the Governor’s mansion and I will not rest until the women of this state have equal pay and the same thing for men,” Willis said. “For years, I’ve gone around the state and preached the gospel of equality and financial freedom for women. Equal pay is the cornerstone of this.” The third Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Rep. James Smith of Columbia, was not able to attend but his wife, Kirkland, was his surrogate speaker. “While I can’t speak to you about all the issues, I can tell you that I do know James Smith,” she said. “He was a veteran and has been a great husband and father.” Rep. James Smith states on his website that his top priorities are reforming the education system, building an energy plan that works for the jobs of the future, and investing in building a higher quality of life for all SC citizens. The primary for both parties is on June 12 while the general election is Nov. 6.

The Florence Country Club was awarded the 2017 South Carolina Country Club of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Association at its January annual meeting. The award is bestowed on a club that best exemplifies a history of outstanding golf programs and championships. “We are certainly honored to be thought of so much by the S.C. Golf Association,” commented Sonny Slaughter, club president. “The award is really testament to the staff, particularly golf pro Steve Behr who has fostered such a close relationship with them over the years. In addition to Steve, the current staff under the leadership of Scott Simmerlink, club manager, is working hard to provide a better member experience for all their members and working hard to grow the game of golf.” The Florence Country Club hosted the 2017 SCGA State Amateur Championship in August,

FLORENCE COUNTRY CLUB RECEIVES AWARD – Pictured from left are Steve Behr, FCC golf pro, Greg Jones, South Carolina State Amateur Champion, Sonny Slaughter, FCC President and Dru Clark, FCC course superintendent. and the Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational is the longest running junior invitational tournament in

South Carolina. FCC was named State Club of the Year in 2006. It is the only club in South Car-

olina to have received this state award for a second time.

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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Central Methodist hosts Lenten mid week service Central United Methodist Church will host a Lenten midweek service on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The guest speaker will be Dr. Brent Driggers, Professor of New Testament at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Columbia. He specializes in the interpretation of the New Testament gospels for theology and preaching. Dr. Driggers received the Herman W. and Elizabeth P. Cauble Faculty Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the significant influence his life and teaching has had on students as they are formed for ministry. A $6 lunch will be served before 11:30 a.m. and after 1 p.m. following the service. Central United Methodist Church is located in downtown Florence on the corner of Irby and Cheves streets. For more information or for a full listing of Lenten mid-week services, call the church office at 843-662-3218 or visit centralmethodist.net.

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GOD’S WORD May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Psalm 119:76

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Washington’s advice rejected by both parties By Harold Pease, Ph. D Avoiding national debt was one of George Washington’s greatest admonitions yet neither liberals nor conservatives have paid much attention to it. It would be well to reflect on his advice this President’s Day. The trillion dollar Republican proposal will raise overall spending caps by about $300 billion over the next two years and will make interest on the debt the largest growing part of the federal budget. This expenditure of the people’s hard-earned taxes purchases nothing – simply vanishes. This prompted Senator Rand Paul to say, “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.” He added, “The dirty little secret is that, by and large, both parties don’t care about the debt.” We borrow “a million dollars every minute.” On Sept. 19, 1796, just prior to leaving the presidency, President George Washington issued his famous farewell address. He warned posterity of possible pitfalls that could undermine or destroy liberty. His warnings may well be timelier 222 years later as we near his birthday February 22. In strong terms he asked that we avoid debt. “As a very important source of strength and security cherish public credit… use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasion of expense… [Use the] time of peace, to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.” Unavoidable wars? Today our national debt sits at over $20.5 trillion – the highest in our history. I once viewed a CNN clip, “How Much is a Trillion Dollars,” that showed a trillion dollars stacked atop one another the combined thickness going 68,000 miles into the sky – a third of the way to the moon. Applying this formula to our 20-plus trillion dollars debt would take us to the moon and back, $6 trillion, to the moon and back a second time, 12 trillion, to the moon and back a third time, 18 trillion, and 2/3rds of the way to the moon a fourth time. Obviously today neither party has taken Washington’s advice. Presently the debt per taxpayer is over $170,370. We are spending our way into oblivion (See USDebtClock.org real time). But Washington gave other unheeded advice as well. He pled that the nation kept religion and morality strong. He said: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports…. Let it simply be asked, where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” The Founding Fathers never supported the notion of separation of religion and government – only the separation of an organization of religion from government. What would Washington say of the immorality that prevails today? But the warning about foreign aid was especially good. He told us that gift giving in foreign affairs is a good way to be universally hated. He said it placed us “in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more.” Today there is hardly a nation in the world that does not have its hand out and when, after once giving, the amount is reduced or terminated, we are hated all the more for it. He warned against the origin of “combinations and associations” whose intent was to suppress the desires of the majority in favor of the minority. He called them artificial power factions. What would he say of the influence of the Deep State in our government today or of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission or Bilderbergers? Would not this include Clinton’s foundation to pedal political influence for millions or Hillary’s rigging the DNC against Bernie Sanders or against Donald Trump with a fake dossier? Such factions, he said, “May answer popular ends and become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government….” The antidote for this, Washington explained, was “to resist with care the spirit of innovation” upon basic constitutional principles or premises no matter how flowery, appealing or “specious the pretext.” Washington worried about posterity not holding their elected officials strictly to the limits imposed by the Constitution. He knew many would seek to undermine that document by twisting it to give power they could not acquire without the distortion. Sound familiar? He said: “But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” Today much of what the federal government does is not even mentioned in the Constitution. But patriots are not likely to be popular, as for instance Rand Paul. Washington explained, “Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.” One need not look far for the “tools and dupes” they seem to be everywhere and in both parties. Dr. Harold Pease is a syndicated columnist and an expert on the United States Constitution. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He taught history and political science from this perspective for over 30 years at Taft College. To read more of his weekly articles, visit www.LibertyUnderFire.org.

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Listing a few superlatives of our world If someone was to ask me what is the most visited city in the world, I would not guess Bangkok. However, the Thai capital became the first Asian city to top the 2017 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Bangkok edged out London, the previous No.1, with 20.2 million international visitors who generated an estimated $14.4 billion U.S. dollars. London was number two, followed by Paris and Singapore. What city has the longest life expectancy? According to the CIA, Monaco, the second smallest country in the world boasts the highest life expectancy, with citizens living an average of 89.73 years. Men in Monaco live an average 85.3 years, and women live longer to an average of 89 years. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska with 4.3% compared to the national average of 1.3%. The next closest state, Vermont,

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had 3.1% of its working force commute by foot. D.C. beats them all at 5.8%, but the District of Columbia is not technically a state. In general, cities have more people that walk to work than rural areas. Source:http://factfinder.census.gov Would you believe North America has a higher percentage of wilderness than Africa? True, but this is mostly due to the Arctic Tundra and Boreal Forests, which in North America are mainly in Canada and Alaska. Twenty-eight percent of Africa is wilderness while 38 percent of North American is wilderness. You may have felt South Carolina

was one of the coldest places on earth last month, but that title actually belongs to East Antarctic Plateau. On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can drop to as low as minus 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, which was recorded in August, 2010. Where is the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city? Damascus is widely believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with evidence of habitation dating back at least 11,000 years, reports Mother Nature Network. Its location and persistence have made the city a nexus for civilizations come and gone. Today its metropolitan area is home to about 2.5 million people, and in 2008 it was named the Arab Capital of Culture. Jericho in the West Bank comes in at is number two, followed by Aleppo, Syria, which is believed to comprise the oldest human settlement. Athens, Greece is number four in oldest continuously inhabited city.

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Why Congress might buy Trump’s food stamp reform plan By Thomas L. Knapp Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of governmentpicked, nonperishable foods every month.” Under the plan, recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which these days are delivered as debit card balances rather than as physical coupons -- “stamps” -- would receive about half as much money to buy food with. The other half would be replaced by the “America’s Harvest Box,” stuffed with “100 percent U.S. grown and produced food” such as shelf-stable milk and canned goods. From the initial response, one might expect this plan to go nowhere. Its cost-cutting benefits are debatable (the US Department of Agriculture says it would save $129 billion over ten years, but they’re not including the cost of actually delivering the food). Grocers oppose it for the obvious reason that it

would reduce the amount of money flowing through their cash registers. Smaller-government types point out that it would entail a bigger USDA and that families are better judges of their own food needs than some box-packing bureaucrats. But it still might pass. Why? Because the purpose of “food stamps” is not what most people think it is. What is that purpose? No, it’s not to feed the poor. That’s a happy side effect and a convenient excuse. The real purpose of the program is to justify welfare checks to Big Agriculture. That’s where the program came from, starting during the New Deal, when US Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace proposed it as a bridge across “a gorge, with farm surpluses on one cliff and under-nourished city folks with outstretched hands on the other.” That’s why low-income households received “government cheese” in the 1980s when the federal government

got caught warehousing enormous quantities of dairy products it bought for the purpose of propping up milk prices. And that’s why SNAP remains the largest appropriation line in the “Farm Bill” that Congress passes every five years (the 2014 Farm Bill dedicated $756 billion to “food stamps and nutrition”). Good arguments against Trump’s proposal notwithstanding, the “America’s Harvest Box” would serve the program’s true purpose well in one particular respect: It would let government direct money to specific farm welfare queens in a way that can’t happen if SNAP recipients can buy whatever they want to eat using the debit card. If the dairy industry is the squeaky wheel this week, more milk and cheese goes into the box. Next week maybe it’s more cereal because the grain farmers hired a sharper lobbyist. And the week after that, more canned beef stew or ham after those industries make smartly

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The time is now to act on gun violence Like most Americans, I am fed up with the shootings. Why have we accepted these shootings as “normal” events in today’s society? l think desperate times call for desperate measures. Forget the typical arguments about the second amendment for a minute – what is for the good of America and our precious children? If the politicians from the top, the Congress and even local authorities will not act, to do something, we must demand it. Certainly, it will be difficult for some people to bend and accept the required action. There is too much at stake to ignore the problem for personal agendas. Before building a wall or a trillion dollar infrastructure program, let’s put metal detectors at all schools and staff the entry door with an armed guard. Not a walk around resource officer, but in addition to. Immediately ban the sales of assault type weapons without a special permit and background check. If you cannot protect your interests with a

handgun, shotgun or hunting rifle, you need to join the Army. Finally, perhaps the most important and painful next step is to get a handle on the mental status on potential active shooters. Just about every one of the past shooters have been people that everyone knew were “strange,” obviously dangerous or reported before. We must welcome reporting of suspicious people. That is people who have displayed behavioral problems, aggression, social media rants, etc. It must be handled by those in the most direct path of the possible conflict – first observer, family, local police, teacher, principal. This information must be confidentially communicated to the police. The report must be assessed and acted upon, either immediately, monitored or discarded. Yes, it is “Big Brother” and requires resources. It is for public safety and saving lives demand action. The time is now. Ken Curran, Florence

targeted campaign contributions. Yes, the whole thing has to be sold pursuant to the excuse, and it will be. The box will deliver more balanced nutrition than people are inclined to buy for themselves, and more food at less cost to the taxpayers. And so on. All of which may be true, but the decision, as always, will be made in favor of special interest groups with more clout than the hungry. Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org He lives and works in north central Florida.

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FSD1 School Board seeks input on search for superintendent The search for a new superintendent to lead the Florence One School District has begun, and the Florence One School Board seeks input from employees and the community to assist with the process. Community and staff engagement activities are planned for Feb. 20-22 and will allow employees and citizens in the Florence One community an opportunity to share feedback on the characteristics and skill set desired in the next superintendent. A team from BWP & Associates, the national search firm selected by the Florence One School Board to assist with the search process, will seek suggestions, answer questions, and explain the search process during scheduled meet-

ings and forums. “One of the main outcomes of this community engagement process will be the creation of a Leadership Profile which will identify the characteristics and skill set our next superintendent needs to be successful in our district and community,” said Barry Townsend, Chairman of the Florence One School Board. “This profile will assist the search team in its recruiting efforts and the Board in its selection process.” On Tuesday, Feb. 20, a public forum for the Florence One community will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in Poynor Auditorium located in the district at 301 S. Dargan St. This forum is open to anyone in the public who would

like to attend. An employee forum, open to all district employees, will also be held at Poynor on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. In addition, small group meetings will be conducted by search team consultants Feb. 20, 21, and 22 with established staff, parent, student, and community groups. The search team will utilize input collected from forums, the small group meetings, and interviews with school board members to draft a Leadership Profile of the next superintendent. The Board will work with the consultants to finalize and approve this profile, which will be used to both recruit and assess candidates.

In addition to community engagement meetings and forums, a community survey will be launched Feb. 20 on the district website www.fsd1.org and be open through March 6. Results of the survey will offer additional input collected during the search process. The community engagement process is designed to allow anyone in the Florence One community an opportunity to share feedback as the Board works to find the next leader for the district. “The Board encourages and appreciates any participation in these planned activities,” said Townsend.

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Florence residents urged to learn more about offshore drilling Residents of South Carolina coastal counties are bringing their message about the negative impacts of offshore drilling to Florence County on Feb. 26. “We want the people of the Florence area to understand how damaging offshore drilling will be to the Pee Dee and coastal counties,” stressed Sandra Bundy, a real estate broker with offices in Murrells Inlet and Bennettsville. Bundy, a leader in the grassroots, citizens group Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA), said Pee Dee area residents “who own or rent vacation properties on the coast have a lot at risk by industrialization of the

coastal areas. A massive spill, or even dayto-day leakage which always happens, environmental damage, or damage to the fishing industry means fewer tourists. And that equates to dollars lost, and a change in our way of life. “We are not just talking about oil rigs out in the ocean. The entire process needs a massive amount of land-based infrastructure,” Bundy said. “Do the people of Florence County want new pipelines going through their land? I doubt it.” The Feb. 26 meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Florence County Library, 509 S. Dargan Street. Guest speaker will be

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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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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

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

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 Florence-

Claussen 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 plain-

tiff, 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 (2/7,2/14,2/21/18)

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 des-

ignated 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 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 Subdi-

vision 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 circulation published in the County of Florence, State


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6A 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 (2/7,2/14,2/21/18)

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 Flo-

rence, 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 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 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 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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 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 DENNIS 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 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

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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)

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 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 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 (2/14,2/21,2/28/18) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE PROBATE COURT IN THE MATTER OF: CASE NO. 2016-ES-21-895 Cephus Jackson, Jr. (Decendent) Sonya Jackson, Petitioner vs. Kevin R. Jackson, Dwight Jackson, Dwayne Jackson, and Darius Miller, Respondents TO THE RESPONDENT(S) ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition for Formal Appointment herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to this Petition upon the subscriber, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service,

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and if you fail to answer the Petition, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Florence, South Carolina s/Frank C. Swaggard Petitioner/Attorney for Petitioner Dated: July 18, 2017 Wukela Law Firm Address: PO Box 13057, Florence, SC 29504 (2/21,2/28,3/7/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Saturday, the 17th day of March 2018 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. C-35 Pearline Robinson - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS D-02 Patrick Matthew Eaddy - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS G-35 Madeline Jean Ellison -HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (2/21,2/28/18) Notice of Sale: On March 3, 2018 at 10am, Florence Mini Storage will sell the following units of personal property at a public sale to the highest bidder pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rent at its self-storage facility. Purchased takes the property subject to any liens or security interest which are perfected and recorded or liens which owner has knowledge. The sale will take place at 2217 2nd Loop Rd, Florence, SC. Units contain furniture, appliances, and other household items. The following is a list of units and owners: 143E Phyllis Backus; 148E Khalil Goodson; 150E Wanda Norris; 189E Mary Buddin; 237E Ellen Lee; 260E Valeria Maddox; 128B Stephen McCrea; 242E Tiffany Stukes. (2/21,2/28/18)

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RESORT PROPERTY 660 ALL REAL estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination .” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. • (TFN)

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String students perform at Carnegie Hall Five string students of Florence, chosen by the Honors Performance Series, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Feb. 4 in orchestras with students from around the world. These students, Isabella Ouyang, Savannah Elgin, Nav Singh, Simran Singh, and Eddie Keeton, are from the Fleur de Lis Orchestra. This orchestra

is made up of advanced violin/viola students from the studio of Dr. Sherry Woods and cellists who study with Dr. Julia Krebs and the pre-college program at USC. The Fleur de Lis Orchestra will be performing at Live@Central on March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

FROM LEFT ARE ISABELLA OUYANG, SAVANNAH ELGIN, NAV SINGH, SIMRAN SINGH, AND EDDIE KEETON

FLORENCE STUDENTS JOIN ORCHESTRA STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PERFORM AT CARNEGIE HALL ON FEB. 4

Memorial service conducted for six who died homeless

Library to present African American genealogy program

Six homeless individuals who lost their lives in the last two years while trying to survive on the streets in Florence were remembered at a memorial service on Feb. 14. The memorial service, “Hearts for the Homeless, A Day of Remembrance” was conducted at the Levy Community Center at noon. Candles were lit in memory of each individual. They were Nicholas Dargan who died 9/02/16, John Harrison who died 9/15/16, Leon Gray who died 4/21/17, Ruth Ann Santos who was hit by a train on 8/16/17, George McElveen, who died 2/20/17 and Bernard Thomas who died 2/5/15 after being hit by a UPS truck. The Rev. Chris Handley of First Presbyterian Church opened the memorial with prayer. Singers from Resurrection Outreach Ministry provided music. Brief comments were made by City Councilwoman Pat Gibson-Hye Moore. Lunch was served to community leaders, local homeless organization leaders and homeless individuals in attendance. At the conclusion of the memorial service, six heartshaped balloons containing the names of the deceased were released outdoors.

Meals on Wheels benefit set The Senior Citizens Association will host a barbecue benefit, March For Meals with Meals on Wheels, on Saturday, March 3. The march will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Barbecue plates may be picked up from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 600 Senior Way. The menu will include half barbecue chicken, yellow rice, potato salad, green beans and cake. Plates are $10. Proceeds will benefit SCA’s Meals On Wheels program. For more information, call 843-669-6761.

THE REV. CHRIS HANDLEY LIGHTS A CANDLE AT MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Florence County Library System will celebrate Black History Month with a free African-American genealogy program on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a. m. Genealogy expert Wevonneda Minis will present “Digging Your Roots: Basic Research and Tips for Tracing African-American Ancestors.” Minis is a Charlestonbased researcher, speaker, and writer with 24 years of experience in genealogy. Her credentials include: President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, board member of the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation, board member of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, and founder of Roots and Branches: An African-American Genealogy Project (www.gullahroots.com). Her concentration is AfricanAmerican and Caucasian families in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, the Bahamas, England, Scotland and the Republic of Guinea, West Africa.

During Saturday’s presentation Minis will focus on genealogy research methods and tracing AfricanAmerican and former slave-owning families. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 843-413-7074 to register or for more information. This educational program is made possible by Friends of Florence County Library. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

Lenten Lunch series begins at St. John’s St. John’s Church begins a Lenten Lunch series on Feb. 22, with guest speakers focused on Gospels 101: Finding Jesus through the four Gospels. The parish will host Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. and lunch will begin at 11:45 p.m. The Teaching Series will follow at 12:10 p.m. with blessing and dismissal at 12:50 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


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Robbie Timms, Meggie Baker to samba for DFOFS BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Robbie Timms is banking on cashing in a win at this year’s Dancing For Our Future Stars competition on March 22 at the SiMT. He and dance partner Meggie Baker are perfecting their samba dance routine to the Temptation’s upbeat “I Can’t Get Next To You.” Robbie works at BB&T and Meggie is a lawyer employed with HopeHealth as Director of Corporate Compliance, Risk Management and Grants Administration. The two have known each other for a long time. Robbie claims he is not a dancer, but he and his wife enjoy shag dancing. He says he is happy to participate in this fund-raising event for The School Foundation because he grew up attending Florence schools and now he has a child attending Royall Elementary and another who will in the future.

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Debbie Hyler,” he said. Debbie is director of The School Foundation which raises funds for grants to public schools. Meggie began her dance training at an early age and has never stopped. She has participated as a professional dancer with Dancing For Our Future Stars for six years. Three years ago, she and then partner Chris Warner danced away with the Mirror Ball Award. They won with a samba dance routine. Meggie is also a veteran performer at the Florence Little Theatre. “I absolutely love to perform.” she stated. “I enjoy this event because of the friendly spirit of the dancers

who get along well.” It’s fun, she continued, watching the evolution of the unexperienced dancers as they progress from being nervous and scared, to becoming confident and dynamic on the stage. The local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square-off at the SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at this 8th annual dance 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.

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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 • Joey McMillan (Coldwell Banker McMillan and Associates) and Katelyn Rodgers • Dr. Calvin Robinson (Trinity Baptist Church) and Fallon Frierson • Chris Rogers (Carver Elementary School) and Morgan Truitt • Les Ward (Pepsi of Florence, LLC/Pee Dee Food Service) and Mallory Baxley 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.

Live@Central this week features Coker College music professors Live@Central! will continue its 13th season on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. with Coker College’s Dr. Ryan Smith, assistant professor of music, and Dr. Graham Wood, professor of music.The repertoire will include selections by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and others. The free public program will be held in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of Cheves and Irby streets in downtown Florence. Dinner, optional, will be served at 5:15 p.m. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under). For the menu, visit www.centralmethodist.net/wednesday. Call the church office at 843-662-3218 if you plan to attend dinner or need additional information.

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Members of the team from left are Michael Gregory, Hart Starling, Dylan Odin, Helen Player, team captain, Cooper Poston, and Pearce Scott.

Trinity-Byrnes middle school math team finishes first at Quiz Bowl The Trinity-Byrnes middle school quiz bowl team took first place at the SCISA regional meet on Feb. 7. The tournament, hosted by Wilson Hall, included TrinityByrnes, Wilson Hall, St. Anthony’s, and Holly Hill. Trinity-Byrnes won all three of their matches for the opportunity to advance to the state tournament on Feb. 15. Students answered questions based on literature, history, science, math and current events.

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First Baptist Church will host Missionaries Ken and Karen Buckner on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. The Buckners are full time missionaries in the southern country of Zambia. They focus primarily on bush ministry through evangelism, church planting, pastor training, discipleship and children's ministry. They have a passion for missions and invite you to consider joining them on the mission field. Everyone is welcome and invited to come hear this couple share their experiences on the mission field.

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Museum to offer spring studio for young kids Looking for engaging activities for your child during spring break? Spring Studio is an exciting program for children ages 5-10 at the Florence County Museum. This four-day hands-on workshop will focus on spring-themed art projects and activities. The workshop will end with an exhibit of student work and reception for family and friends. To register for the 2018 Spring Studio, visit the website at www.flocomuseum. org/spring-studio. Space is limited to 15 students, so

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