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NEIGHBORS NAME: Sonyetta Cooper FAMILY: Three children, 9 grandchildren BORN: Florence RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Project coordinator for HYPE (Helping Young People Elevate) HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Writing poetry, karaoke, Pinterest, cooking, building relationships with women WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “Oprah Winfrey who believed in herself and turned lemons into lemonade.”

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Pastor, partner dancing to ‘Soul Man’ • Ashleigh McIntyre (Raines Hospitality Inc.) and Cole Davis • Chad Patterson (Raldex Hospitality) and Morgan Schoolfield • Dr. Christy Prose (Carolinas Hospital System) and Chris Mixon • J. Lawrence “Chipper” Smith II (Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC) and Georgeanna Kelley • Rebecca E. Smith (Assurant Specialty Property) and Tyler Jordan • Yancey Stokes (Honda of SC Manufacturing) and Erin Haynes Fans may vote online for their favorite dance couples at DancingForOurFutureStarsOfFlorence. com for only $10 per vote. The “People’s Choice” mirror ball trophies will be awarded to the three couples receiving the most votes. The judges will name one couple “Technical Skills Winner” based on the contestants’ overall skills. A 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.

BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. If you are a minister paired with a dance instructor for a dance contest, what song would you choose? “Soul Man” is the song the Rev. Chris Handley and Brandi Williamson selected for their upbeat Blues Brothers-style dance routine for the 2017 Dancing For Our Future Stars on March 30 at the SiMT. This will be the seventh dance competition conducted to raise funds for The School Foundation. Handley is the associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church. Although he has not danced since junior high school, he agreed to participate in this popular fundraiser “because I love this community and I want to help the schools.” Chris is more comfortable with the fine arts. He loves to draw, and he plays the guitar. His favorite hobby is cycling for exercise and roasting coffee beans. The father of three grown sons who has been married to Dottie for 31 years said his wife’s first response when he told her what he had committed to do was, “You’re crazy.” Nonetheless, this nondancer is busy learning and practicing the dance steps which Burnadene Kelley-Newman helped his partner Brandi choreograph. “It’s fun,” he admitted. Brandi has had a multi-dose of fun since the dance competition started here in 2011 – she has competed as a dance professional in all of the competitions. In fact, she and three of her past partners collected trophies as runner-ups for their fund-raising efforts. The mother of three, ages 4, 10 and 11, is a former dance instructor at Kelley Fine Arts. She lives in Kingstree and works in physical therapy in Manning. This year’s 12 celebrity dancers paired with professionals are: • David Copeland (Savannah

Library to host Teen Mardi Gras celebration THE REV. CHRIS HANDLEY AND BRANDI WILLIAMSON Grove Elementary) and Cheyanne Beck • Barnett Greenberg (Greenberg Real Estate, LLC) and Meghan Burgess • The Rev. Chris Handley (First Presbyterian Church) and Brandi Williamson

• Carl Humphries (HopeHealth, Inc.) and Meggie Baker • Andrew Imbeau (ProMotion Rehab and Sports Medicine) and Hannah Yarborough • The Rev. Will Malambri (Central United Methodist Church) and Katelyn Rodgers

The Florence County Library will host a teen Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m. Teens will learn the history and significance of Mardi Gras and complete crafts. Light refreshments will be provided. The program is open to all 6th through 12th graders. For more information please contact 843-413-7083 or jvaught@ florencelibrary.org.

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Wilson High students to compete in mock trial

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SUMTER – Wilson High School of Florence is one of eight schools that will compete in the SC Bar’s Sumter Regional High School Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Sumter City/Municipal Courthouse. The other participating schools include A.C. Flora High School, Dreher High School, Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Manning High School, Richland Northeast High School and Spring Valley High School, Students will present the plaintiff and defense sides of a fictitious civil case before a panel of local volunteer lawyers and judges. This year’s case is a wrongful termination suit filed by Jamie Crown, a hospital employee who refused to receive the flu shot after his/her child had passed away as a result of flu shot complications. Students will fill the roles of attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs and timekeepers, and each team will be judged on its presentation skills, rather than the legal merits of the case. A total of 12 teams from five regional competitions will advance to the state competition March 10-11 in Columbia. The 2017 state champion will advance to the national competition in Hartford, Connecticut in May. For more information visit www.scbar.org/lre.

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Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast set for Friday The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce continues its legislative informational series with the first 2017 Legislative Breakfast scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at the Florence Civic Center. Speakers for this event will be Florence City Councilwoman Octavia WilliamsBlake, U.S. Congressman Tom Rice and S.C. Representative Phillip Lowe. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 7:45 p.m. The event is expected to be over by 9 a.m. The program will feature presentations and candid discussions by area leaders on what is currently taking place at the local, state and federal levels within legislation and growth agendas.

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Michael Miller says, “These programs typically end up offering more details on the issues and actions that are taking place now and what we can expect in the near future to help spur eco-

nomic growth and improve the overall quality of life in the Pee Dee Region.” Tickets for this event are $20 and include breakfast. It is open to the public and area businesses and leaders.

You may pick up tickets at the chamber offices downtown Florence, order by phone at 843-665-0515 or visit the chambers website at flochamber.com.

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Carver to host STEAM Night Carver Elementary has announced its STEAM Magnet Program which is open to students throughout Florence School District One for the 2017-18 school year. The STEAM Magnet program will focus on an integrated approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. All students currently enrolled at Carver Elementary have automatic enrollment; however, parents of students not enrolled at Carver may apply to attend the Carver STEAM Magnet School beginning next year. All parents in FSD1 inter-

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Rotary members donate pavilion The Florence West Rotary Club purchased a pre-fabricated pavilion which was installed in the back yard of the House of Hope’s Courtney Graham Community Center last year. Club members recently completed their project by planting shrubbery, flowers and putting pine straw around the wood structure. The area is used by homeless people waiting to register for temporary housing at the community shelter. The pavilion provides a shady and comfortable place of refuge during the day.

ested in learning more about the program are invited to attend the Carver Elementary STEAM Night on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Applications will be available at that time. Carver Principal Chris Rogers will provide an overview of the STEAM Magnet program and there will be classroom activities for students and parents that

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focus on coding and engineering. They will have an opportunity to meet Carver Elementary teachers. A hot dog supper will be available in the school cafeteria for $2. For more information about the STEAM program, attend the Carver STEAM night, or call Carver Elementary at 843-664-8156.

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Three things to fix education in S.C. By Phil Noble Jon Butzon has spent years working to improve and reform education in South Carolina. He believes that not only should we have great schools but we can have great schools for every child in South Carolina. Here is what he thinks we should do. There is no point in waltzing around it. K-12 public education in South Carolina is not working. The 2020 Vision for South Carolina states all students will graduate “with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete successfully in the global economy, participate in a democratic society and contribute positively as members of families and communities.” Assuming our education and political leaders were serious about these goals, we are not even close, especially for disadvantaged children and children of color. It turns out our 2020 Vision is not a vision at all but simply wishful thinking. Last Spring, our public education system taught fewer than half of all tested students to the minimal state standard in English Language Arts in grades 3 through 8. In math, our public education system managed to teach 54% of all 3rd graders – but only 54% – to the state standard and fewer than half of all students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 to the standard in math. When these results are broken down demographically, they are even more shameful. Keep in mind these are not standards formulated someplace else and laid on us, nor is this a test that somebody else wrote and told us to take. These are OUR standards, standards which rank nationally in the bottom 20% in rigor, and they are measured by OUR test, and these sorry results are OUR school systems’ sorry results. Match the 2020 Vision and these results with the “Profile of the South Carolina Graduate” and it becomes clear that we talk a much better game than we play. So, what do we do? Let’s focus simultaneously on three fundamental areas: talent, model, and accountability. Talent. Of the three focus areas addressed here, this one is sure to prompt the most ire and fire. But it is, by far, the most important factor in improving the education outcomes of our children. Academic research shows that the greatest determining factor regarding a student’s academic success within a school is teacher effectiveness. Every student deserves the opportunity to learn from a great teacher. It is the teacher that makes programs, curricula, text books, teaching strategies and school and grade configurations work. An effective teacher makes them work. An ineffective teacher cannot make them work. The data shows us they are not working for most children in South Carolina. There is evidence that indicates that a quarter of South Carolina’s teachers actually take children backward in terms of academic achievement. Half of our teachers don’t make students any worse, but no better either. Only a quarter of our teachers take kids from wherever they are and improve their level of achievement. That mix cannot work in a state where more than half of our students do not meet even our low standards, or in spite of an 82% graduation rate, less than a quarter of our graduates are ready for college or careers. The focus on talent cannot stop at the classroom, it must include a laser focus on leadership. There is no such thing as an effective principal in a bad school or an ineffective principal in a good school. The same is true for superintendents and school districts, and I would argue, school boards. Model. The model of public education we employ today has its roots in 1840 in the work of Horace Mann. While the trappings and technology of public education have changed over time, especially in technology, the model by which we organize public education and the process by which we deliver education has changed little if at all in the last 175 years. And it is not working. To fuel your thinking on this matter, make yourself a list of the institutions and processes in our country that are essentially the same as they were 175 years ago. Think retail, medicine, transportation. But the vast majority of schools are still a collection of rooms with one teacher and 20 plus children in desks. The Law of the Hole applies here. If you find yourself in a hole trying to get out, put down the shovel. We need to put down the shovel and pick up new models – plural - for the education of our children. If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we always got. We don’t need another minute of the educational outcomes we are getting for most children now, especially but not limited to disadvantaged children and children of color. Accountability. In school year 2015-2016, the school year that produced the results for South Carolina’s children cited above, the South Carolina Department of Education reported revenues for K-12 public education of more than 8.8 billion dollars. This does not include money obtained from bonds for construction. I suggest that with fewer than half of all tested students meeting the state standards in ELA and math, the 3Rs, somebody needs to account for those results given an expenditure of almost nine billion dollars. Presently, we don’t have that kind of accountability for public education. We don’t have any accountability for public education.

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Some general laws of life Law of the Alibi If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire. Law of the Bath When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings. Law of Biomechanics The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach. Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance If the shoe fits, it’s ugly. Law of Close Encounters The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with. Doctors’ Law If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better. Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick. Law of Gravity Any tool when dropped will roll to

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the least accessible corner Law of Logical Argument Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about. Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee. Murphy’s Law of Lockers If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers. Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. Law of Random Numbers If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Variation Law If you change traffic lanes, the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time). Law of the Result When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will. The Starbucks Law As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. Law of the Theatre At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last. Law of Physical Surfaces The chances of an open-faced jam sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug. Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

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Pollinators are essential for crops By Becky Keim, Center for Rural Affairs beckyk@cfra.org, The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects. However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow. A large variety of fruits and vegetables would become scarce or incredibly expensive, and the cost of other products, including clothing (as cotton is beepollinated), would be impacted. Over 70 percent of the

world’s crop plants depend on pollination. In addition, many fruit and vegetable crops require pollination to produce. Wildlife like deer, quail, pheasants and other animals depend on the production of berries and fruits for food. Many human actions, such as pollution and conversion of natural habitat, have impacted pollinators and their ability to provide ecosystem services. In our modern agricultural world, drift (or unintentional off-target contamination) from aerial spraying of pesticides has become a major

NOBLE CONTINUED FROM COLUMN AT LEFT The 2015-2016 Accountability Manual, authored and published by the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC), mentions the word “accountability” just seven times in 51 pages. Five times it appears as part of the title of the document, “Accountability Manual.” Once it appears in the title of the Education Accountability Act (Section 59, Chapter 18 of the SC Code of Laws if you are curious). And once the word accountability is use in identifying some work of the EOC. Nowhere does it say how districts and schools will be held accountable for results where fewer than half our students meet even our puny standards (bottom 20%) for academic achievement in the most basic subjects of ELA and math. Our system of public education does not meet our standards for educating our children because we, you and I, don’t require it. And we, you and I, don’t require our elected leaders and policy makers to deliver it. Until that changes, until you and I insist that public education in South Carolina meets the standard implied in the 2020 Vision, we are going to continue to spend billions for excuses and a fifty-plus percent scrap rate and our children will ultimately pay an even higher price. Making the necessary improvements in all three of these focus areas will require significant investments. Notice that money is not one of those investments. But key in those investments is courage. Do we have the courage to make the changes in talent, model, and accountability that we have avoided thus far? If we don’t we will continue to make lame excuses, wring our hands and fail. We will continue to be cowards for our children.

Phil Noble has a technology firm in Charleston, is co-founder of EnvisionSC and writes a weekly column for the S.C. Press Association. Contact him at phil@philnoble.com and get his columns at www.PhilNoble.com

threat to our pollinators. Most insecticides (and a handful of fungicides and herbicides) can kill bees directly or have sublethal effects that can, among other things, negatively impact bees’ ability to reproduce and forage. The best thing we can do for pollinator conservation is to avoid using pesticides. Unfortunately, avoiding pesticide use, particularly in today’s precision farming world, is not an option for most farmers. A solution presented by DriftWatch and Xerces Soci-

ety is to take steps in reducing drift and maintaining buffer zones between sprayed areas and pollinator habitat areas. Check out driftwatch.org and xerces.org/pollinatorresource-center/ for more on pollinator conservation. Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.

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Businesses refuse to bake cake with Confederate flag Would you believe WalMart and Bi-Lo refused to make a birthday cake with frosting that made it looked like a Confederate flag? I wonder if that would apply if someone wanted a cake with a swastika, gang symbol or a gay symbol. Fortunately, a local bakery was willing to comply with this young man’s request. After all, he was planning to eat it and share with others, not run it up a flag poll. Dave Hicklin, Florence

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Burlington Store coming to Florence this fall Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, has announces that it will open a new 45,000 square foot store in Florence in the fall of 2017. The new Burlington will be located at Magnolia Mall at 2701 David H. McLeod Boulevard. This opening will bring approximately 50-100 new jobs to the community and will be one of seven

ladies’ apparel, accessories, menswear, family footwear, children’s clothing, a broad assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, and the largest selection of coats in the nation at up to 65 percent off other retailers’ prices every day. Burlington’s store design allows for a clean, simple and attractive shopping experi-

Burlington locations in the state of South Carolina. “We are thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Florence community, bringing even more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” says Tom Kingsbury, President, CEO and Chairman, Burlington Stores. The store will feature

ence for our customers, making it easy to navigate the store to find our great assortment of brand name merchandise. Employment Opportunities

This new Burlington store will hire for approximately 50100 new jobs. This spring, interested candidates can visit Burlington’s website for more information about employment opportunities.

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Brexit will be the topic for Live@Central Dr. Will Daniel, a political science professor at Francis Marion University, will present a program on Brexit, at Live@Central on Wednesday, Feb. 22. This will be a condensed program covering the origin of the EU and the problems that lead to the vote for Great Britain to leave the EU.The program will be presented in the Spears Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church on the corner of West Cheves and South Irby Streets beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program is free. There will be an optional meal at 5:30 p.m. The meal is $5 for adults and $2 for children (12 and under). Call the church office at 843662-3218 by noon Feb. 20, to reserve a seat at dinner.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE FAMILY COURT TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF FLORENCE Docket No. 2016-DR-21-1550

REQUEST FOR HEARING James M. Stephens, Jr.,

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Plaintiff, vs. Susanne Santagata, Defendant. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Lisa M. Carver Mailing Address: 8203 Nigels Drive, Suite 201, MB, SC 29572 Telephone: 843-213-1576 Email: lisa@carverlawfirmllc.com Type of Hearing: Motion for Temporary Relief Time Needed: 30 Minutes Dates and Times Unavailable: January 2-31; February 1-28; March 1-14, 15,

17, 21, 31; April 3, 10-19, 21; and May 19, 22, 23. Please scheduled after March 14, 2017 so we have ample time to serve by way of Publication, if necessary. Child Custody at Issue: Yes Are Other Issues Contested: Yes/No Hearing Requested by: Lisa M. Carver Date: January 11, 2017 For: Plaintiff ****Section below to be

completed by Clerk of Court. **** The hearing in this matter is scheduled for 16th day of March 2017,at 10:00 (time) a.m Courtroom 905, before the Honorable James G. McGee, III for 30 minutes (length of time). SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: SUSANNE SANTAGATA YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the Plaintiff's attorney, Lisa M. Carver, Esq. at 8203 Nigels Drive, Suite 201, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572 within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Your Answer must be in writing and signed by you or by your attorney and you must state your address or the address of your attorney, if signed by your attorney. October 24, 2016 COMPLAINT The Plaintiff would respectfully show unto this Honorable Court as follows: 1. The Defendant is a citizen and resident of the County of Florence, State of South Carolina and have been so for more than three (3) months prior to the filing of this action. Further, the parties’ minor child is currently a citizen and resident of Horry County, South Carolina; however, prior to the SCDSS action being filed,

the minor child was a citizen and resident of Florence County, South Carolina for at least six (6) months prior to the filing of this action. The Plaintiff is a citizen and resident of Horry County, South Carolina and has been so for more than three (3) months prior to the filing of this action. Therefore, this Court has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter in this action and venue is proper herein. 2. The Plaintiff and Defendant were never married; however, they were involved in a romantic relationship that resulted in the birth of one (1) minor child, to-wit: AS, age 8. No other children are now expected between the parties. COUNT I (Paternity of Minor Child & Name Change) 3. The Plaintiff would show that he and the minor child participated in a paternity test and he has been confirmed to an adequate degree of legal certainty to be the biological father of the minor child. The Plaintiff would therefore ask that he be legally determined to be the biological father of the minor child, both temporarily and on a permanent basis. 4. The Plaintiff would ask that as a result of the legal determination of parentage, the Court order that the minor child’s surname be changed from Santagata to Stephens. He makes this request both pendente lite and permanently. COUNT II (Custody & Visitation) 5. The Plaintiff would show that the SCDSS filed an action against the Defendant in August, who at that time, had custody of the parties’ minor child. The SCDSS asked and the

Court ordered sole physical custody to the Plaintiff of the minor child in the SCDSS action, with the SCDSS retaining legal custody of the parties’ minor child. The Plaintiff maintains sole physical custody of the minor child. 6. The Plaintiff would show that he is the parent with the most appropriate environment in which to raise the minor child. The Plaintiff would show that he has been the sole caregiver to the minor child, and is emotionally and physically capable of providing the minor child with the only stable and proper care that the minor child has ever known. For the reasons as stated in this Complaint and as will be established throughout this litigation, he so desires to have the minor child remain with him. He therefore requests sole custody of the minor child, both pendente lite and permanently. 7. The Plaintiff would ask that the Court issue an order granting supervised visitation to the Defendant at the Plaintiff’s sole discretion after considering the best interests of the minor child, both temporarily and on a permanent basis. COUNT III (Child Support & Uncovered medical expenses) 8. The Plaintiff would show that the Defendant is an able-bodied woman who is able to obtain and maintain gainful employment and can provide financially for the minor child. Therefore, the Plaintiff would ask for an order of monthly child support in an amount consistent with the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines, both pendente lite and permanently. 9. The Plaintiff would show that the parties should be

responsible for all uncovered medical, dental and counseling expenses, if any, for the minor child on a pro rata basis. He makes this request both pendente lite and permanently. COUNT IV (Restraining Orders) 10. The Plaintiff requests a restraining order that restrains the Defendant from coming about his person, bothering, harassing, contacting or otherwise persecuting him at his home, place of employment, worship, or any other place and by any means, or allowing any third party to do so on the Defendant’s behalf, except to effectuate necessary and constructive communication relating to the parties’ minor child, both pendente lite and permanently. 11. The Plaintiff requests that the Defendant be restrained from the use of illicit drugs or alcohol, abuse of prescription drugs, making disparaging remarks about the Plaintiff or his family or discussing the case with the minor child or while having custody, care and/or control of the minor child, exposing the minor child to violence of any kind, exposing the minor child to profane or vulgar language, non-age appropriate materials or mediums, or allowing any third party to do any of these things. He makes this request both temporarily and on a permanent basis. COUNT V (Guardian Ad Litem & Fees) 12. The Plaintiff would show that if the Defendant contests either the issues of custody or visitation, it is necessary and in the best interests of the minor child for the appointment of a

Guardian Ad Litem. The Plaintiff would request that if such appointment occurs, the Defendant be solely responsible for all expenses associated with such appointment. He makes this request both pendente lite and permanently. COUNT VI (Attorneys Fees) 13. The Plaintiff would show that based upon the Defendant’s actions prior to the SCDSS having to get involved in their lives and since that case has been filed, he has been forced to hire an attorney to protect his legal interests and those of the minor child by filing this action. He is incapable of paying for a long and sustained legal battle and it is inequitable to require him to do so. He would therefore request that this Court require the Defendant to reimburse him for his attorney fees and costs in bringing this action, both pendente lite and permanently. COUNT VII (Discovery) 14. The Plaintiff is informed and believes that he is entitled to an Order of this Court granting him discovery in order to pursue this action pursuant to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and the South Carolina Rules of Family Court. He requests an order of liberal but reasonable discovery. WHEREFORE, the Plaintiff prays that this Honorable Court inquire into this matter and that it issue Its Order granting unto him a. An order of paternity of the minor child; b. An order changing the minor child’s surname of Santagata to Stephens; c. Sole Custody; d. Supervised visitation to

Defendant at the Plaintiff’s sole discretion; e. Order of child support and uncovered medical expenses on a pro rata basis; f. Restraining orders as to contact; and behavior while having custody, care and/or control of the minor child; g. Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem if custody and/or visitation are contested by the Defendant with the Defendant being solely responsible for all fees associated with such appointment; h. Attorney fees; i. Discovery; and j. For such other and further relief as this Court may deem just and proper. MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF Pursuant to Rule 21 of the South Carolina Rules for Family Court, the Plaintiff hereby moves for this Court's Order granting him the following pendente lite relief: a. Order establishing paternity of the minor child; b. Sole custody to Plaintiff; c. Supervised visitation to the Defendant at the Plaintiff’s sole discretion; d. Child support by the Guidelines and uncovered medical expenses shared in a pro rata basis; e. An order joining the South Carolina Department of Social Services if the Court deems it necessary; f. Restraining orders as to alcohol use, illicit drug use, abuse of prescription drugs, discussing the case and disparaging remarks, immoral environments or exposure to violence or non-age appropriate materials or mediums of any kind; g. Restraining orders as to and contact or harassment or allowing any third party to do so on behalf of the


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Defendant; h. Appointment of GAL if custody or visitation is challenged with the Defendant being solely responsible for fees; i. Attorneys fees; j. Discovery; and k. For such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper. Respectfully submitted, Lisa M. Carver Attorney for Plaintiff 8203 Nigels Drive, Suite 201 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 213-1576 Tel (843) 213-1588 Fax lisa@carverlawfirmllc.com (2/8, 2/15, 2/22/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-02294 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Vicki P. Hanna, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that lot of land situate in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot 10, as shown on a map of lots surveyed for Russell S. Scott, by Ervin Engineering Co., dated June 10, 1964, recorded in Plat Book "V", page 52. Current Plat prepared by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated May 25, 1993, for Daniel LaFreniere and Hayley J. LaFreniere and recorded in Plat Book 48 at page 497 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. This lot has the following metes and bounds: Beginning at an iron on the northwest corner of the lot, on the east side of Scott Street running S81 degrees 19' 07" E a distance of 186.02 feet to an iron; thence S 13 degrees 32' 45" W a distance 99.96 feet to an iron; thence N 81 degrees 23' 56" W a distance of 177.38 feet to an iron; thence N 08 degrees 38' 48" a distance of 99.85 feet to the point of beginning and bounded on the north by Lot 11, East by property unknown, South by Lot 9, and West by Scott Street. Reference current plat for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Vicki P. Hanna by deed of Larry Morris Kline dated June 13, 2003, and recorded June 17, 2003, in Book A750, at page 1467, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1506 Scott Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90069-01-015 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 3.7% 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. Attention is specially called to the encumbrance held by CitiMortgage, Inc., ultimate successor to First Reliance Bank against Vicki P. Hanna recorded on June 17, 2003 in Book A-750 at Page 1472 and being in the original amount of $99,900.00. 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00765 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Indenture Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc., GMACM Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-GH1 vs. Ada O. Nwankudu; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. s/b/m to Wachovia Bank, N.A.; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to

the highest bidder: All those certain pieces, parcels, or lots of land situate, lying and being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot Nos. Sixty-one (61) and Sixty-two (62) on a map of Highland Park Subdivision, No. 2, by Ervin Engineering Co., Inc., dated August 10, 1953, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book "O" at page 49. Reference is also made to a map made for Ada 0. Nwankudu and Amadi E. Nwankudu by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., dated January 14, 2000, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 73 at page 123. Said lots together being bounded as follows, to-wit; on the North by Berkley Avenue for a distance of 160.21 feet; on the East by Lot No. 66 for a distance of 178.98 feet; on the South by Lot No. 67 for a distance of 159.85 feet; and on the West by Lot No. 63 for a distance of 181.15 feet. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Ada O. Nwankudu by Deed of Gary F. Flynn dated January 27, 2000 and recorded January 28, 2000 in Book A585 at Page 1 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1160 Berkley Avenue, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90053-06-008 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 2.875% 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. In the event an agent of Plain-

tiff 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-01386 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWALT, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust 2006-OA16, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006OA16 vs. Kendall L. Moses; Cypress Point Owners Association, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 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 located and situated in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 25 on plat of Cypress Point Townhouse Development being recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 15 at page 631 and also Plat Book 15, page 912; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will by reference to said plat more fully appear. This being the same property conveyed to Kendall L. Moses by deed of James Carter Byrd dated March 20, 2001 and recorded March 27, 2001 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book A 624 at Page 2354. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 700 South Cashua Drive - Apartment 16E, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 543-00-128.00 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 7.125% 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00680 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-NC1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006NC1 vs. Virginia Hannah; EMC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a EMC Mortgage Corporation, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All those certain pieces, parcels or lots of land, situate, lying and being near the City of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lots 5, 6, 7 & 8, Block D, as shown on a map of Brookgreen Park Subdivision, by T.E. Wilson, C.E., dated November 10, 1952, and recorded in Plat Book N at Page 87. Also reference plat prepared for Jeanette Marquis and Kim Francis by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated May 22, 1991 and recorded in Plat Book 40 at Page 498, Florence County records. Reference being had to the aforementioned maps for a more complete and accurate description of metes and bounds. This being the same property conveyed to Virginia Hannah by Deed of Kurt Ziegenfelder dated September 27, 2005 and recorded September 30, 2005 in Book A960 at Page 138 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1904 Tobin Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90056-13-005 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,

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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 7.5% 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-01840 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: HSBC Bank USA N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust 2007-HE1 Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates vs. Tonyel L. Jackson; Hoffmeyer Villas Homeowners Association, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain residential unit, being known as Unit 6-A of Hoffmeyer Villas Horizontal Property Regime, together with an undivided interest in and to the Common Area and Limited Common Area appurtenant to said residential unit. Reference is craved to a plat recorded June 2, 2004 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 84 at Page 28. Reference is also craved to the master deed recorded May 23, 2001 in Deed Book A632 at Page 2006 and amended in Deed Book A850 at Page 1575 for restrictions and easements as contained therein. This being the same property conveyed to Tonyel L. Jackson by Deed of John M. Singleton dated August 19, 2003 and recorded August 23, 2003 in Book B34 at Page 1654 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2201 West Jody Road Unit 6A, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 0012301123 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 4.75% 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014-CP-21-02730 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Financial South Carolina, Inc. vs. The Estate of Joe Lee Harley, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Joe Lee Harley, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as Richard Roe; Norecer B. Harley; Demetrius J. Harley; Krystian J. Harley; NationsCredit Financial Services Corporation, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 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, said lot being shown and designated as Lot No. Fourteen (14), Block F, on a plat of Brookgreen Park S/D, by WR Banks, R.S., dated February 5, 1960, and recorded in Plat Book H, Page 28; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Joe Lee Harley by deed from Jon O. Pickett December 12, 1995 and recorded December 18, 1995, in Book A454 at Page 1915; Subsequently, Joe Lee Harley died on August 14, 2006 and Norecer B. Harley was appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate under Probate Case No. 06-ES-488, filed August 28, 2006 in the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina; Said estate was closed pursuant to Rule 4. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2104 North Tobin Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90056-02-02 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). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. 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 10% 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00604 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association vs. Sara L. Murdock; Springcastle Finance Funding, LLC d/b/a Springcastle Finance Funding Trust through its Trustee Wilmington Trust, National Association, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 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 tract of land, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as 2.47 acres on a plat prepared for David A. and Sarah L. Murdock, dated July 14, 2000, by Lind, Hicks and Associates, Surveyors, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Plat Book 74 at Page 382. This being the same property conveyed to Sara L. Murdock and David A. Murdock by Deed of Larry D. Lloyd and Brenda K. Lloyd dated July 31, 2000 and recorded August 2, 2000 in Book A602 at Page 411 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. Also This being the same property conveyed to Sara L. Murdock by Deed of Sara L. Murdock and David A. Murdock dated August 23, 2011 and recorded September 15, 2011 in Book B368 at Page 1393 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3401 South Canal Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 00211-01-064 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other

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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 4.5% 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00037 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York Successor in the interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Trustee of GSAMP Trust 2004-SEA2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004SEA2 vs. Linda Gainey, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on March 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All those two certain lots of land located just outside the city of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, in East Side Development, being known and designated as Lots No. 150 and 151 in said development and bounded as follows: On the East by Lots No. 102 and 103, South by Lot No. 159; North by Lot No. 132; and on the West by Third Avenue. Said lots taken together measure one hundred (100) feet on Third Avenue and extending back in depth 135 feet. This being the same property conveyed to Frazier and Mary Gainey by Deed of A. T. Eaddy dated June 13, 1961 and recorded June 13, 1961 in Book 205, Page 90 in the Records for Florence County, South Carolina. Thereafter, _Frazier Gainey conveyed his onehalf (1/2) interest to Mary Gainey by Deed dated April 10, 1965 and recorded July 12, 1965 in Book A-20, Page 164 in said Records. Subsequently, Mary Brown Gainey died and her interest in the property was conveyed to Linda Gainey by Deed of Distribution dated June 3, 2010 and recorded July 6, 2010 in Book 308, Page 1761 in said Records. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 408 South 3rd Street, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 90129-08-006


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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 5.27% 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 (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17)

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2016-CP-21-00639 21st Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, -vs- Terry Davis; Beatrice Davis (deceased); South Carolina Department of Revenue; Howard R. Becker Jr., Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of 21st Mortgage Corporation vs. Terry Davis; Beatrice Davis (deceased); South Carolina Department of Revenue; Howard R. Becker Jr. , I, Doris P. O'Hara, as Clerk of Court for Florence County, will sell on March 6, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, lot or tract of land, with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in or near the City of Johnsonville in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as 0.23 acres, more or less, on a plat prepared for Terry Davis and Beatrice Davis by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated March 10, 2003, and to be recorded simultaneously herewith. This description is made in lieu of the metes and bounds description as permitted by law under Sec. 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976) as amended. DERIVATION: This being the identical property conveyed unto the Terry Davis and Beatrice Davis herein by the House of God on March 11, 2003 and recorded on March 25, 2003 in the RMC Office for Florence County in Deed Book A728 at Page 339. TMS #: 4361-05-025 Mobile Home: 2003 CAVA VID# BL030A0135811AB SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). 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. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.590% per annum. Doris P. O'Hara Clerk of Court for Florence County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (2/15, 2/22, 3/1/17)

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 2017-CP-21-63 U.S. Bank, N.A., as trustee for Mid-State Trust X, Plaintiff, v. King Rufus Burgess, deceased, Margaret F. Burgess, John Doe (a fictitious party representing all persons unknown claiming by or through the decedent, King Rufus Burgess); Also all other persons unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; and Richard Roe (a fictitious party representing all unknown persons by they minors, incompetents, or persons in the United States military services and subject to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, as amended, as heirs at law of King Rufus Burgess, deceased, if any), and South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT JOHN DOE: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at their offices, , P.O. Box 11449, Columbia, SC 29211, within thirty (30) days after service thereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in said Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned attorney on behalf of the Plaintiff herein, will seek the agreement and stipulation of all parties not in default for an Order of Reference to the Special Referee for Florence County stipulating that said Special Referee may enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint and Notice of Foreclosure Intervention in the above entitled action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on January 11, 2017. J. Kershaw Spong SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC PO BOX 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 February 17, 2017 LIS PENDENS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff above named against the Defendants above named for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by King Rufus Burgess and Margaret F. Burgess to Jim Walter Homes, Inc. dated the 13th day of March, 2000 and recorded the 24th day of April, 2000 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Book A592 at Page 1904, and subsequently assigned to the Plaintiff. The description of the premises as contained in said mortgage is as set out in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@sowellgray.com Attorneys for Plaintiff January 10, 2017 Exhibit A. All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, situate, lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Florence, containing 0.71 acre, more or less, and designated as Tract No. 2 on a plat of property prepared by Hanna Surveying, dated July 26, 1991, and revised on August 5, 1998, and recorded in Plat Book 71 at page 130, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, said plat being incorporated herein by reference. This being the same property conveyed to Margaret F. Burgess and King Rufus Burgess by deed of Leroy Burgess dated February 15, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on February 25, 2000 in Deed Book A587 at page 1358. TMS#: 00169-31-286. PETITION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND CONSENT. The Plaintiff would respectfully show unto the court: 1.This is an action to foreclose a mortgage of certain real estate located within Florence County, South Carolina. Petitioner has been informed King Rufus Burgess is deceased. 2. In

order that all persons who may have some interest in the property by and through King Rufus Burgess may be brought before this court, all such unknown persons have been named party defendants, of which all unknown minors and persons under disability are constituted as a class designated as "Richard Roe"; and it is necessary that some discreet, competent person be appointed to represent such unknown minors and persons under disability, unless such persons, or someone on their behalf, should apply to the court for such an appointment. 3. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Kelley Y. Woody is a competent and discreet person to so act. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff moves that Kelley Y. Woody be appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi to represent the unknown minors and persons under disability who have, or may claim to have, some interest in or claim to the subject real property, and should so serve unless and until any of these persons shall secure, by appropriate proceedings, the appointment of another to so act. Plaintiff also moves that the appointment should automatically be made absolute should the defendants so represented fail to move before the court to secure the appointment of a representative of their choice. J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@sowellgray.com Attorney for Plaintiff January 23, 2017 CONSENT TO APPOINTMENT. I consent to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi for all the unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability and who have, or may claim to have, an interest in or claim to the real property described herein, until and unless the court shall subsequently appoint others to serve as Guardian ad Litem. Kelley Y. Woody Columbia, South Carolina. January 23, 2017 ORDER. IT APPEARING to the Court from the foregoing petition and consent that Kelley Y. Woody has consented to act and represent Defendants representing such unknown minors and persons under disability who may have some interest in the subject property, and it appearing that Kelley Y. Woody is fully competent to represent the interests of said Defendants. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that Kelley Y. Woody be, and she hereby is appointed to act as guardian ad litem nisi to represent the unknown minors and persons under disability who have, or may claim to have, some interest in or claim to the subject real property and shall so serve unless and until any of these persons shall secure by appropriate proceedings the appointment of another to so act. The appointment shall automatically be made absolute should the Defendants so represented fail to move before the court to secure the appointment of a representative of their choice. Michael G. Nettles Presiding Judge Twelfth Judicial Circuit Florence, South Carolina February 15, 2017 PETITION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR PERSONS IN MILITARY SERVICE AND CONSENT. The plaintiff would respectfully show unto the court: 1. This is an action for the foreclosure of a real estate mortgage. Petitioner has been informed King Rufus Burgess is deceased. 2. Plaintiff is without sufficient knowledge or information to determine whether any defendants, known or unknown, are in the military service of the United States of America, thereby being entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, as amended. 3. Kelley Y. Woody, a member of the South Carolina Bar, is fully competent to protect the interests and rights of any defendant, known or unknown, who may be in the military service and that she has no interest in the real estate being foreclosed nor any interest adverse to that of the defendants. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff moves that Kelley Y. Woody be appointed as attorney for any defendant, known or unknown, who may be in the military service and therefore entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, as amended. J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289]

SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@sowellgray.com Attorney for Plaintiff January 23, 2017 CONSENT TO APPOINTMENT. I consent to act as attorney for any defendant, known or unknown, who may be in the military service of the United States of America and thereby entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, as amended. I have no interest in the real estate being foreclosed and have no interest adverse to that of the defendants. Kelley Y. Woody Attorney for Defendants in Military Columbia, South Carolina January 23, 2017 ORDER. It appearing to the court from the foregoing Petition and Consent that Kelley Y. Woody has consented to act and represent defendants, known and unknown, who may be in the military service of the United States of America, and it appearing that Kelley Y. Woody is fully competent to represent the interests of said defendants, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Kelley Y. Woody be, and she hereby is, appointed to represent the defendant who may be in the military service of the United States of America and who may thereby be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, as amended, and to protect their interests. Michael G. Nettles Presiding Judge Twelfth Judicial Circuit Florence, South Carolina February 15, 2017 ORDER OF PUBLICATION. It appearing to my satisfaction from the attached affidavit of J. Kershaw Spong, attorney for plaintiff, and from the complaint herein, that a cause of action exists in favor of the plaintiff against the defendants; that the action is for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage covering real estate located in Florence County, South Carolina; that the defendant King Rufus Burgess is deceased and the unknown heirs on whom service of the summons and complaint is to be made, cannot, after due diligence, be found within the jurisdiction of the courts of this state; and that pursuant to § 15-9710, SCRCP (1976), as amended, such defendant is a necessary party to this action, NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of J. Kershaw Spong, attorney for plaintiff, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the summons herein, together with the notice of filing thereof in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, the notice of appointment of GAL Nisi and Attorney for Military, the Order for Publication and the Lis Pendens, be served upon the defendants by publication in the The News Journal once a week for three consecutive weeks, and that, in accordance with statute, a copy of the summons and complaint be forwarded to the named defendant by depositing same in the U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, addressed to their last known address. Michael G. Nettles Presiding Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Florence, South Carolina. February 15, 2017 (2/22,3/1,3/8/17)

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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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Florence Gymnastics compete in Hilton Head FCC students advance Florence Gymnastics team competed at the Hilton Head Invitational on Jan. 1316. This meet was hosted by Rockdale Gymnastics. LEVEL 3: Mia Cowdright placed seventh on vault, sixth on beam, third on floor (9.200), and sixth all-around with a score of 35.725. Zoe Cowdright placed eighth on vault, fifth on bars, third on beam (9.075), first on floor (9.300), and first AA with 36.050. Brooke Floyd placed second on floor (9.325), finishing with 34.900. Myila Howard placed fifth on vault, third on floor (8.950), finish-

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ing with 33.175. Elliana Kampiziones finished with a score of 34.750 all-around. Daija Torian placed seventh on bars, fourth on floor, finishing with an all-around score of 34.750. Kamarie Goodman finished with a score of 30.700. LEVEL 4: Courtney Clemson placed seventh on vault, third on bars (8.575), fourth on floor, and fourth AA with 34.700. Macy Pegram placed sixth on beam, fifth on floor, and eighth AA with 33.925. Jenna Sherer placed second on vault (8.800), fourth on bars and beam, sixth on floor, and third allaround with 35.300. Savannah Temple placed seventh on vault and bars, sixth on beam, and eighth AA with a score of 33.900. Kris Thomas placed second on

vault (8.750) and bars (8.825), seventh on beam, fifth on floor, and third AA with 35.325. LEVEL 5: Addie Bausmith placed eighth on bars and floor, fourth on beam, and eighth all-around with 34.000. Amelia Lyles placed sixth on vault, first on bars (9.050), third on beam (9.125), fourth on floor, and first AA with a score of 35.875. LEVEL 6: Carson Arthur placed fifth on vault and beam, eighth on floor, and seventh AA with 34.450. Ariel Davis placed first on vault (9.600) and bars (9.275), second on beam (9.475) and floor (9.500), and first all-around with a score of 37.850. Destiny Harrell placed second on vault (9.200), fourth on bars,

third on beam (9.425), first on floor (9.550), and second AA with 36.650. Lindie Matthee placed fifth on vault, fourth on floor, and seventh AA with 34.350. Mattison Stephenson placed fifth on vault, third on bars (8.825), first on beam (9.525), sixth on floor, and third AA with 36.500. XCEL DIAMOND LEVEL: Tori Watrous placed second on vault (8.825) and beam (8.800), third on bars (8.100) and floor (8.550), finishing third all-around with a score of 34.275. LEVEL 9: Emily Santianna placed sixth on vault, eighth on bars, second on floor (9.275), and seventh allaround with a score of 33.900.

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Three students of Florence Career Center competed against hundreds of students at the FBLA District 3 Leadership Conference on Jan. 28. All three students earned the chance to compete at the State Leadership Conference on March 17-18 at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston. FBLA members who competed are: Tindall Hutchinson–First Place Sales Presentation Anjel Iriaghomo–First Place Client Service Jessica Outlaw–Fourth Place Personal Finance Future Business Leaders of America is a career and technical student organization designed to bring business and education together

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Lifeguard course offered The YMCA is offering lifeguards certification classes. Participants must be at least 16 and excellent swimmers. A swim test is required. The class includes all books and national certification for YMCA Lifeguard, American Heart and Safety Institute, CPR Pro, AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid. Pre-work is required, so register at least one week in advance. Classes meet two weekends. The first class is March 3. Visit www.florenceymca.org or call 843-6651234.


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Final Epiphany Concert to feature Florence Area Big Band at St. John’s

BRASIL GUITAR DUO Featuring João Luiz and Douglas Lora

Starr Ward Chamber Series presents a Season of Winners The first concert of the Starr Ward Chamber Music Series for the Spring of 2017 will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. It will feature the Brasil Guitar Duo, winners of international competitions. The performance will be held at the Florence Museum Waters Building, 135 S Dargan St., downtown Florence. A meet the artist reception will follow. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity,” is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Its innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule. The Duo has appeared internationally on major concert series and at festivals in Cuba, Germany, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil, Austria, Panama, Poland, and Bermuda. Recent and upcoming U.S. engagements include recitals at venues in New York, Santa Barbara, Miami, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, St. Louis, Tucson, Portland, Nashville, San Jose, and Oakland. Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than 15 years. The Duo’s primary studies were with Henrique Pinto, Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Sergio Abreu, and Alice Artz. Douglas Lora earned his master’s degree from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music as a student of Dr. Rene Gonzalez. João Luiz received his master’s degree from Mannes College the New School for Music under Michael Newman, and with sponsorship from the Augustine Guitar Scholarship Fund he is pursuing a doctoral degree at Manhattan School of Music as a student of David Leisner. He is head of the guitar department at the State University of New York-Purchase, and also teaches guitar at Jersey City University. This project is funded by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance's Quarterly Grants Program, which is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, and by local support of Honda of South Carolina.

The final concert of the 2017 Epiphany Concert Series at St. John’'s Church, 252 S. Dargan St., will feature Florence Area Big Band. The concert will take place in the church’s Fellowship Hall at the rear (east end) of the church campus at 6 p.m. Always a favorite of the Epiphany series is a program devoted to jazz. Big band is a type of musical ensemble which became popular during the Swing Era in the 1930s and 1940s. Florence Area Big Band brings this engaging sound to local stages. Their performance on the Renaissance plaza has attracted record attendance. They have brought crowds to Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s Amphitheatre. The public is cordially invited to this free concert. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring dona-

FLORENCE AREA BIG BAND TO PERFORM AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH tions of non-perishable food items for The Manna House. The concert series is held

annually, beginning the Sunday after The Epiphany (Jan. 6) and continuing weekly

until the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

9th Showcase of Schools underway For the next two months, Florence One schools are putting out the welcome mats for all local citizens to see what local public schools have to offer. The 9th Annual Showcase of Schools will be held in February and March, and each school in Florence One will put on programs and displays which range from the arts to an overview of how students are using technology. Royall Elementary Thursday, Feb. 23, Internet Safety John W. Moore Intermediate

Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Alfred Rush Academy Friday, Feb. 24 North Vista Elementary Friday, Feb. 24, The Wax Museum – 8:20-10:15 a.m. Greenwood Elementary Monday, Feb. 27, 6–7:30 p.m. Delmae Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. – Celebrating Our Diversity Night Carver Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 28, Magnet Program Debut The Child Development Center at A.

E. Rush Academy (The Nest) Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30–6:30 p.m. in recognition of Montessori Education Week Lucy T. Davis Elementary Tuesday, March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. West Florence High Thursday, March 9, 6-8 p.m. Timrod Elementary Monday, March 20 Briggs Elementary Thursday, April 27, 5-7 p.m. “A Taste of Briggs” For more information, visit the website at www.fsd1.org, or call your local school.

Girl Scout cookies have arrived Last weekend was “cookie delivery weekend” for Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina. Local Girl Scout parents who signed up for their girl scouts to sell cookies picked up their cookies from the cookie warehouses over the weekend. These are cookies that the girls plan to

sell at upcoming cookie booth sales. Cookie hunters can download the free Girl Scout cookie finder app for their smartphones, plug in their zip codes and search criteria to locate active cookie booth sale locations and times convenient to them. The Girl Scout cookie

finder app constantly updates throughout cookie season which goes through March. The cookie finder will populate with new locations as they are uploaded. Girl Scout cookie lovers should look for girl scouts selling cookies at locations like home improvement stores, big box discount

stores and outside grocery stores. To find out more information about cookie delivery weekend, contact Dana Spivey at 910-770-3619 or email her at danaspivey@ girlscoutsesc.org.

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Women in Philanthropy to host its annual meeting on Thursday Women in Philanthropy, a giving circle at Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, will hold its annual membership meeting at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, Stukes Meeting Room. Mary Dunbar, Executive Director of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation, will be speaking on how women impact philanthropy. The annual membership meeting serves to inspire women about philanthropy through fellowship. The event is open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Mary Dunbar joined the Marion County Healthcare Foundation as its second Executive Director in February 2015. Previously, she was the founding Executive Director of the Pokagon Fund, a private

foundation in New Buffalo, Michigan where she was responsible for the distribution of over $19.4 million to worthy nonprofits and municipalities. Membership in Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is open to anyone who cares about the quality of life in the Pee Dee. The giving circle was founded by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation in 2009 to bring about change through the power of small grants made annually to programs and organizations throughout the seven county region. Members of WIP believe that by combining both enthusiasm and financial resources, they can best address the Pee Dee’s high-priority issues collectively and strategically, and bring change through the power of small grants. Their annual grant program has awarded $342,000 over

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Montessori School team wins Quiz Bowl The Montessori School of Florence Quiz Bowl team won the SCISA Middle School Regional Quiz Bowl competition on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The team of sixth grade students, Ayan Guha, Brian John, Dejah Spencer, Kellen Kennedy, and Thomas Merzlak, demonstrated their knowledge of general topics including math, science, literature , geography, and history in the team competition. The Montessori School of Florence faced strong competitors from All Saints Episcopal Day School, Dillon Christian and Trinity Byrnes Collegiate School. The Montessori team will compete against teams from across South Carolina at the state-level meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

REUNION – The 1943 graduating class of Hannah High School. From left is Devon White Turner, Levedna Collins Eaddy, Rachel Creel Benton, Mary Jean Poston McPherson and Darlle Bellflowers Hawkins.

Hannah grads celebrate 70th class reunion After several attempts, the Hannah High School Class of 1943 finally were able to get together at the end of last year for another reunion. When eight of the 10 last surviving members of the 1943 Class of Hannah High School met for their 67th reunion on Memorial Day in 2010, it was decided to celebrate their 70th reunion of the class in 2013 but a date was not set. The years came and went. Six years had now gone by since the eight graduates were together and they were celebrating their 90th birthdays. Sadly two members had passed away. The remaining eight members decided that Oct.8 would be a good time to get together. The day came and so did Hurricane Matthew. The meeting was canceled to the great disappointment of all classmates. Even though the community was dealing with the devastation and clean up of the hurricane, Dec. 3 was decided upon for the gathering. A copy of the original let-

ter giving the plans and stating that “we needed to get together one more time before our children became too old to drive” was sent out with the first date marked through and the new date penciled in. The bright sun brought warm temperatures when the group met at the Lake City Country Club at noon time on the appointed day. Several family members were welcomed. Recalling changes along with long ago memories – sometimes with help from the children of members – brought much laughter from everyone. Amazingly, two members of the remaining eight graduates still have spouses. Messages from the Hon. Steve Windom, son of member Connie Mae Hinds Windom were shared with the group. Steve is an attorney and former Lt. Gov. of Alabama. It was with much sadness that the group learned that member Bussey and Ginny Poston’s youngest son, Cully, had died just hours

before the scheduled luncheon. So, the classmates decided to have another luncheon in the spring hoping to have 100 percent participation. Reunion graduates attending were Rachel Creel Benton, Devon White Turner, Darlle Belleflowers, Leveda Collins Eaddy, Mary Jean Poston McPherson. Absent were Bussey Poston, Myrtle Ard Baggett, and Connie Mae Hinds Windom. Deceased classmates are: Deloris Altman Bazen, Lanneau Bazen, Myrtle Calcutt Moore, Gene Daniels, Ruth Driggers Evans, Hazel Gardner Moe, Joel E. Hanna, Verna Rue Hanna Hanna, Earl Hatchell, Iva Lee Poston Poston, Ruth Stone Poston, Nelson Turner and David White. While every member present celebrated their 90th birthday during the past year, it is with great anticipation that spring and their 74th anniversary will be just as happy.

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Jebaily family sponsors Valentine’s luncheon The Senior Citizens Association/The Leatherman Senior Center was overflowing with members that loved Mrs. Sylvia Jebaily, on Feb. 14. For the second year in a row, the Jebaily family sponsored a Valentine’s luncheon in memory of Mrs. Jebaily who passed away Feb. 13, 2015. Mrs. Jebaily was 96 years old when she passed away and is remembered by the members of the Leatherman Senior Center and the Senior Citizens Association (SCA) as loving, kind, honorable and filled with life. She brought joy to the Bridge and Canasta Club members with over 10 years of her presence. SCA presented the Jebaily family with a star (International Star Registry) in memorial of Sylvia and John Jebaily. The star is located in the Cygnus constellation which translates into “Swan” and is represented by love. “Seeing the reaction of the Jebaily family as we presented them with the star made my heart full and it was gratefully received,” said Linda Mitchell Johnson, SCA Executive Director. The luncheon brought approximately 100 people out to the Leatherman Center where they were entertained by “The Legends,” Bob Wall and Sallie Ham. Janice Howard and West Florence High School students volunteered and

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NATIONAL FINALISTS – All six of Wilson High School’s National Semifinalists have moved to “finalists” standing and will go on to the final selections for the National Merit Scholarship. National Merit Finalists, standing from left, are William Ervin, Neil Dey, Zachary Zhao, Tyler Jackson; seated: Annie Abernathy, left and Vicky Hsu.

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