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NEIGHBORS NAME: Kristen White FAMILY: Husband Blake, son Kaydon,, 3 BORN: Florence, resides here OCCUPATION: Owner Groomingdale’s Pet Salon HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Shopping, travel WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: It’s a small town and friendly WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? ‘My child has changed me for the better.’

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Eat Smart, City support community gardens Five new community gardens will be built in the City of Florence this spring thanks to a collaboration between the City of Florence and the local chapter of Eat Smart Move More (ESMM). A recent ESMM grant for construction and design of community gardens was awarded to three schools and two churches. The goal of the community gardens is to add to the richness of community life by providing a place for learning and a new source for fresh food. Each of the selected sites has its own niche: John Calvin Presbyterian Church Mission Outreach Committee will oversee a garden at the church for community members and congregation to have access to gardening space. A percentage of the items grown will be given to a local nonprofit to help feed the hungry. Carver and North Vista gardens will be used to teach elementary school children about science, growing their own food, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and about sharing their bounty, while Central Methodist Church will focus on teaching pre-schoolers all about where their peas and carrots come from; and Southside Middle will get teenagers into the nitty gritty of growing and cooking their own food, learning about nutrition, and sharing garden harvests and

GARDEN PLANTER BOXES AT CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH recipes at school family nights. Inspired by the opportunities to teach nutrition and to engage younger members of the community, Cumberland United Methodist Church will bring new life to their spring youth project with a commu-

nity garden, as well. ESMM coalition members banded together to provide different parts of the grant: The City of Florence is building the raised garden beds; The Florence County Master Gardeners and SC

DHEC’s Community Systems are providing technical expertise about gardening and about funding and running community gardens; Briggs Elementary School Farm to SEE

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Community Center plans Easter Sunrise Service The Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter will host its first Easter Sunrise Service, “Meet at the Cross,” on Easter, April 1, at 7 a.m. The service will take place in the Prayer Garden behind this homeless shelter, located at 535 Church Street. It will be a brief service with song, prayer and a short message by Center Director Brock Spivey. The House of Hope of the Pee Dee encourages the community to take part in worship with those from all walks of life to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. Participants will still have time to get to their own church services.

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FROM PAGE 1A School coordinator offers advice from Briggs’ very successful school garden; and ESMM coalition member Natalie Robinson will provide seeds for the first season. Eat Smart Move More South Carolina is a statewide partnership advancing community-led change to reduce obesity, by making the healthy choice the easy choice for every South Carolinian. It is composed of representatives from community-based organizations, health care systems, voluntary health organizations, academic institutions, state agencies, professional organizations, government and policymakers, and the media. ESMM Florence is a partnership at the local level promoting healthy eating and active living as essential parts of everyday culture in Florence.

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THE U.S. POST OFFICE, front entrance facing West Evans St., with decorated podium/platform probably for Veterans Day program. Photo taken on Nov. 11, 1949 by Pete Thornell.

Local dentist named to MUSC Board CHARLESTON – Paul T. Davis, DMD, has been elected as the medical professions representative to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Board of Trustees for the 7th Congressional District. “MUSC has had a profoundly positive impact, not only on my life, but on the lives of so many others in our state and around the country,” Davis said. “I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to give back to the university by serving on its Board of Trustees.” He attended Wofford College on a golf scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biol-

DR. PAUL T. DAVIS ogy in 1994. He earned his doctorate from the MUSC College of Dental Medicine

in 1999, where he also completed an advanced education in General Dentistry residency. After practicing in Mount Pleasant for six years, Davis and his family decided to move back to his hometown of Florence, where he has maintained his private dental practice since 2006. Davis is a member of the Florence Dental Society and is the past president of the Pee Dee District Dental Association. He has served on the board of governors for the South Carolina Dental Association and is a member of the South Carolina Delegation to the American Dental Associa-

tion. At a local education level, Davis served on the board of trustees for All Saints’ Episcopal Day School and Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School, and is on the dental advisory board for Florence-Darlington Technical College. He volunteers his services at local medical clinics as well as participating in medical missions abroad. He is a member at First Presbyterian Church in Florence where he has served as an elder. A resident of Darlington, Davis and his wife, Tabatha, have two children, Haley and Thomas.

Baker, Alexis Marie, 32, died March 19, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Capps, Carl Ellis Jr., 62, died March 13, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Coleman, Raymond Wallace, 96, died March 16, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Cribb, Balford, 73, died March 18, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Edwards, Charles Morelle, Darlington, died March 22, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Gibson, Joyce Watts, 75, died March 18, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Green, Louree Cusaac, 87, died March 24, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Harllee, Geraldine Young, 96, died March 24, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Haselden, Everett Barry, died March 22, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Hudson, Shannon A., 35, died March 20, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Hutchinson, Faye Yarborough, died March 23, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Jordan, Wallace Herbert Jr., 81, died March 19, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Locklair, Betty Jean Brown, died March 9, Belk Funeral

Home. Maxwell, Theodore Lawrence “Ted” Jr. died March 9, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Maxwell, William James, DDS, 83, died March 17, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Parrott, Crystal N. died March 22, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Powers, Lonny, 56, Timmonsville, died March 16, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Rasmussen, Eugene J., 84, died March 23, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Rogers, Adrienne Hartmann, 90, died March 12, Belk Funeral Home. Sills, Doris Alsmeyer, 85, died March 7, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Smith, Annelyse Martin, 98, died March 10, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Tolson, Thomas Wayne, 79, died March 22, Belk Funeral Home. Weatherford, Don Edward, died March 23, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Williamson, John Ottis, 82, died March 18, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Young, Mamie Katherine Taylor, 87, died March 20, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home.

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Glenn Odom retires Longtime Florence real estate attorney M. Glenn Odom has retired from the practice of law. Admitted to the bar in 1978, Glenn practiced law in Florence for 40 years. When he closed his office in 2014, Glenn joined McGowan Rogers Law Firm. Focusing primarily on real estate transactions, Glenn represented countless clients in thousands of residential and commercial purchases and other mortgage finance transactions during his career. Glenn says he is “grateful for all of the clients, realtors, bankers and others I met in my professional career. Many of them became my friends. I truly appreciate everyone who entrusted me with their real estate closings and other legal matters.” In retirement, Glenn plans to focus on his health and family, particularly his grandchildren in the upstate and low country.

First Baptist Holy Week services First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby Street, is celebrating Holy Week with the following services: • Maundy Thursday, March 29, 5-8 p.m. – A Service of Silence with open communion served by Dr. Wayne Brown. Come into the sanctuary at any time and stay as long as you prefer and then leave the sanctuary in silence whenever God leads you. A devotional sheet will be provided as you reflect on the beauty and the meaning of this somber evening in remembrance of Jesus and His disciples at their Last Supper together in the Upper Room long ago. • Good Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. – A Celebration of “Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows,” remembering the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross through scripture reading, music, extinguishing of candles and darkness reflecting on the crucifixion and death of the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ. • Easter Sunday Service, 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to all of these worship services.

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PDRTA is Transit Provider of the Year At the annual Transportation Association of South Carolina Conference held recently, SCDOT awarded the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority with the 2018 Transit Provider of the Year Award for outstanding transit services to the general public. PDRTA was recognized in part for their compliance with financial reporting and ability to introduce new cost effective services. PDRTA Executive Director Chuck MacNeil accepted the award and offered praise and thanks to many involved in the recognition. “This award has been earned by our Board, our hard working employees, and community leaders throughout the Pee Dee who have supported our efforts to provide safe and cost effective public transportation service for our citizens. We are truly honored,” he said. PDRTA Bus Driver Albert McClain won the SCDOT award for “2018 Operator of the Year” in the Demand

PDRTA RECEIVES STATE AWARDS – Sandra Cokley, Albert McClain, and Director Chuck MacNeil are pictured with awards, surrounded by PDRTA employees. to demonstrate their abilities. Sandra Cokley from PDRTA came in third place out of 29 contestants in the small “cut-away” bus division.

Response category. The State Bus “Roadeo” competition on March 17 in Myrtle Beach was part of the conference when bus operators from around South Carolina competed on a skills course

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Central UMC Holy Week services Central United Methodist Church plans the following Holy Week services: • Lenten mid-week service on Wednesday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The guest preacher will be Rev. Larry Hays, retired UMC pastor. • Maundy Thursday: On March 29, Central will observe the first of three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, and will include Holy Communion, footwashing, and a Tenebrae service of darkness. • A Good Friday service will be held on March 30, beginning at noon in the sanctuary. The service will be led by Pastor Mary Finklea, who was pastor at Cross & Crown Lutheran Church in Florence for 12 years. • Easter: Central will celebrate the resurrection of our Savior on Sunday, April 1, with traditional services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary and a casual worship service at 9 a.m. in The Well.

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What Switzerland has to do with your paycheck By Patrick Gleason President Trump recently traveled to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deliver a message: America is once again open for business. He found a receptive audience. Thanks to tax reform, foreign companies are giddy about expanding their operations in the United States. Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of Swiss robotics giant ABB, told President Trump the tax bill is a game changer for his company. During a roundtable with the president, Spiesshofer exclaimed that ABB, which already employs 26,000 people in the United States, now plans to “grow further and invest significantly” more. Foreign direct investment, which currently totals $3.7 trillion and supports 13 million U.S. jobs, is set to surge thanks to passage of federal tax reform. But investors won’t set up shop just anywhere. If U.S. governors and state legislators want to attract an outsized share of this investment influx, they’ll need to implement their own rate-reducing tax reforms. Switzerland’s cantons offer U.S. states a proven model for the sort of tax competition that will allow state economies to flourish in the improved tax and regulatory environment. Switzerland’s 26 cantons, the equivalent of U.S. states, compete against each other to lure in corporations. Consider the canton of Obwalden, which in 2006 cut its corporate rate to 12.7 percent – the lowest in Switzerland at the time – to entice businesses from the neighboring canton of Zug. Almost 1,400 companies relocated to Obwalden in the three years following the cuts. President Trump and Congress rolled out the welcome mat for foreign businesses by slashing the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 percent – the highest in the developed world – to 21 percent. So far, at least 409 companies have announced wage and salary increases, bonuses, or 401(k) match increases. Many top business leaders are certain the reform will prove successful. Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestle, told President Trump that his firm is “excited about what’s going [on] in the U.S.” Those weren’t just empty pleasantries. The Swiss food and beverage conglomerate, which employs 50,000 Americans, recently announced new investments in the United States. It’s no coincidence that President Trump – as well as scores of American business leaders – headed to Switzerland to promote the tax bill. The tiny Alpine nation, which won the top spot in the Cato Institute’s Human Freedom Index, is America’s 7th largest source of foreign direct investment. Swiss companies have plowed $224 billion into the U.S. economy as of 2014. These investors range from giants such as Nestle and Novartis to lesser known manufacturers like Franke Food Services, which produces equipment for restaurants. Franke recently announced an $11.6 million expansion of one plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Now that foreign companies have decided to grow their operations in the United States, executives face a crucial question: to which states should we expand? Governors and legislators can attract these investors by embracing the Swiss model of local tax competition. America is open for business, and foreign companies are already scoping out expansion opportunities in the United States. State politicians can roll out the welcome mat for these job creators by implementing their own tax reforms.

Patrick Gleason is the Director of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform.

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More good advice to live by (born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia; August 8, 1938).

Following are some meaningful quotes that I have discovered and collected: The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr., 19291968.

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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Francois-Marie Arouet, 16941778, known by as Voltaire).

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. Charles Robert Darwin, 1809-1882.

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. Ferit Orhan Pamuk, known as Orhan Pamuk; born June 7, 1952.

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. Robert Nesta Marley (19451981).

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894.

Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. – Khalil Gibran.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887.

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (1929-45) “Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” Connie Stevens

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James (18421910). A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. John Burroughs (1837-1921). A person is a person no matter how small. Dr. Seuss There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965). God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Saint Augustine Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. Janine di Giovanni Blessings dear readers for a safe and happy Easter weekend!

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Sunlight for the gas tax Toward the middle of each March, open-government advocates observe “Sunshine Week.” It’s used to raise awareness of the dangers of closed-door government and the importance of so-called “sunshine laws.” Sunshine laws, such as the S.C. Freedom of Information Act, require meetings of public bodies to be open to citizens and grant people access to information in government records. They’re important because they help keep government honest. Your public officials are more likely to put your interests first when they know you’re watching. I typically use Sunshine Week as an opportunity to promote the value of online fiscal transparency – the itemized, checkbook-level posting of government spending details on the web. The idea is that taxpayers deserve access to specific details about how their money is being used. As a CPA, I can tell you there’s no better antidote to the age-old problems of fraud and spending abuse than opening up the books for all to see. My own push to make spending details publicly available online began a decade ago when my staff and I created the state’s transparency website, an “online check register” showing itemized, monthly expenditures by state agencies. Since then, public colleges, school districts and dozens of cities, towns and counties have since begun publishing online check registers to join our

Richard Eckstrom CPA and S.C. Comptroller

transparency campaign. Last month, I launched in earnest the latest component of this effort: Online gas tax transparency. A new law which took effect last year raises transportation-related taxes and fees – including a 12-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike, to be phased in by 2cent increases annually for six years – to repair and maintain our deteriorating roads and bridges. The debate over the law was heated, with strong feelings both for and against. Those against it thought the needed maintenance should be handled with existing funds rather than with more new taxes. Because of the immense public interest, I decided to add to the transparency website a separate report showing how these funds are being collected and spent. The gas tax spending reports are now online – visit cg.sc.gov, click the “Fiscal Transparency” tab, then click “New Taxes and Fees for Road Maintenance” – although there are no expenditures yet to show. When the Department of Transportation begins disbursing the new money on projects, the reports will show that information, as well as the specific sources of the money

collected and the state agency that’s collecting it. Right now, visitors to the site can see that the new taxes and fees have so far generated $131,963,632. About $94 million of that is from new fees being collected when a vehicle is registered, while about $37 million has come from the new fuel tax. In pushing the tax hike, which is expected to haul in more than $600 million per year, lawmakers promised that all of that money – not most of it or part of it, but all of it – would be spent to improve the state’s existing roads as opposed to new projects. Many people worried, justifiably, that the legislation lacked sufficient oversight controls to ensure the funds were properly spent. The gas tax spending reports aim to provide the needed scrutiny – and, hopefully, peace of mind that the money is being used only as intended. More broadly, this is another step in a continuous effort to equip citizens with access to useful information. Openness matters. Unfortunately, it’s a neverending battle. Even as government is becoming more transparent, there will always be public officials who resist change or who try to pull the curtains back shut. As always, I’d encourage every reader to make this fight your own. After all, it affects you. Ask the tough questions of local leaders: Does your city or

county publish its check register on its website? How about vendor contracts? Does it comply with records requests in a timely manner? Does it try to charge citizens for information requests? Challenge your local leaders to find ways to become more transparent. They want you to trust them with your money. They should trust you to know how it’s spent.

Richard Eckstrom is a CPA and the state’s Comptroller.

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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02431 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for GSAMP 2002HE2, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates Series 2002-HE2 vs. Cheryl Reese; Darrin Seay; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Rosie Seay a/k/a Rosie V. Seay, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of William Seay, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on April 3, 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, AND LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN FLORENCE COUNTY, SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2, DESCRIBED AS LOT 3 OF THE JW KEEFE PHASE I RIVER ROAD SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED BY ROBERT F. MORGAN, RLS, DATED APRIL 29, 1995 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT IN PLAT BOOK 57 AT PAGE 25, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY CRAVED FOR A MORE COMPLETE. AND ACCURATE METES AND BOUNDS DESCRIPTION. SAID PLAT IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 1997 PIONEER MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL N U M B E R PH2409GA2727A&B. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM SEAY AND ROSIE SEAY BY DEED OF J.W. KEEFE DATED APRIL 6, 2001 AND RECORDED MAY 29, 2001 IN BOOK A633 AT PAGE 1418 IN THE RECORDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1129 River Road, Pamplico, SC 29583 TMS: 00400-02-011 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent

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

(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% 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 (3/14,3/21,3/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02433 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wilmington Trust Company as Successor Trustee to Citibank, N.A. for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-33H vs. William C. Bruce, Jr., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on April 3, 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 ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. FORTY-SIX (46) ON A PLAT OF HIGHLAND PARK, SECTION THREE (3), MADE BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY, DATED NOVEMBER 16, 1953 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK "O" AT PAGE 23. THIS LOT IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COURTLAND AVENUE AND FRONTS 75 FEET ON COURTLAND AVENUE AND RUNS BACK IN DEPTH 195 FEET AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NOS. 54 AND 55; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 45; ON THE SOUTH BY COURT-

LAND AVENUE; ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 47, ALL AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM C. BRUCE, JR. BY DEED OF EMILY B. BRUCE A/K/A EMILY BROWN BRUCE DATED MARCH 19, 2003 AND RECORDED MARCH 19, 2003 IN BOOK A727 AT PAGE 17 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1207 Courtland Avenue, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90052-06-005 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, 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 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 (3/14,3/21,3/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02217 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Jason M. Cole; Bath, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on April 3, 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, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 5, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF THE POINTE SUBDIVISION, BY NESBITT SUR-

VEYING COMPANY, INC., DATED JULY 18, 1995, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 59 AT PAGE 93. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED NOVEMBER 10, 1998, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 69 AT PAGE 335. REFERENCE IS ALSO CRAVED TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR ZOTHANMAWII KHIANGTE, BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC., RECORDED HEREWITH, IN PLAT BOOK 91 AT PAGE 374. SAID PLATS ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE THERETO FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JASON M. COLE BY DEED OF ZOTHANMAWII KHIANGTE DATED MARCH 27, 2014, AND RECORDED MARCH 31, 2014, IN DEED BOOK B515 AT PAGE 752, IN THE OFFICE OF THE ROD FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3026 Pointe Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 01015-01-039 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (3/14,3/21,3/28) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02195 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: PNC Bank, National Association vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Ella Mae Wright, 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; Terry J. Parrott-Warren; CSGA, LLC; Williams Heights Community Association, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on April 3, 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 CITY AND COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. SEVEN (7), AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF WILLIAMS HEIGHTS, INC., MADE BY

ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, DATED JUNE, 1972, REVISED MAY 4, 1973, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 14 AT PAGE 292. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIE WRIGHT BY DEED OF COOK CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. DATED JUNE 1, 1976, AND RECORDED JUNE 2, 1976 IN BOOK A-150 AT PAGE 394 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. WILLIE WRIGHT HAVING DIED ON JULY 22, 2001; REFERENCE HEREBY MADE TO CASE NUMBER 2001-ES-21-421 IN PROBATE COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ELLA MAE WRIGHT BY DEED OF DISTRIBUTION RECORDED MAY 24, 2002 IN BOOK A-682 AT PAGE 1613 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1314 Rebecca Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 01472 01 007 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 Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (3/14,3/21,3/28/18)

SURVEYOR, DATED DECEMBER 4-8,1937 AND NOW OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, AND AS DESCRIBED AS THE ELLA F. JONES PROPERTY, TO WHICH MAP OR PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY DIRECTED FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THAN IS HERE GIVEN SAID LOTS ARE TOGETHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LANDS OF LOT NO. 26 NOW OR FORMERLY OWNED BY JAMES R. EPPS DAVIS; ON THE EAST BY SAID MCALLISTER STREET; ON THE SOUTH BY WILLCOX AVENUE; AND ON THE WEST BY LOTS NOS. 53 AND 70, AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EMMA EADDY BY DEED OF RETHA BURCH BROWN DATED MAY 5, 2006 AND RECORDED MAY 9, 2006 IN BOOK B9 AT PAGE 752 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 158 South McAllister Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80008-17001 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 4.625% 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 (3/14,3/21,3/28/18)

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02718 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Emma Eaddy, 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 April 3, 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 ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF MCALLISTER STREET IN THE TOWN OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE AND STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DESIGNATED AS LOTS NOS. 28 AND 27, ON A PLAT OR MAP THEREOF PREPARED BY S.C. MORRIS,

MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2016-CP-21-03052 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. against Mary E. Hill, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on April 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, MSC-E, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 19 Block Q on a Plat of Glendale Acres, Subdivision, Section 3 by Banks & Powers Surveyors, dated December 10, 1954 and recorded in Plat Book U Page 78 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being generally bounded and described as follows, to-wit: On the North by Winlark Drive which it fronts and measures 100 feet, on the east by Lot 20, Block Q on which is measures 150 feet on the south by Lot 9 Block Q of which is measures 100 feet and on the west by lot 18 Block Q on which it measures 150 feet as shown on plat by W.R. Reg. Surveyor, dated June 22, 1965. This being the same property conveyed unto Joan P. Kelly by Deed of Mary E. Hill by dated December 9, 2010 and recorded December 10, 2010 in Book B331

at Page 1469, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3608 Winlark Dr., Florence, SC 29506 Parcel No. 90163-02-012 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. Deficiency is waived and the sale will close on the Sales Day. 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 5.060% 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 (3/14,3/21,3/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Ester Darlene McCutcheon a/k/a Ester D. McCutcheon, individually and as Personal Representative for The Estate of Steven Jeryld McCutcheon a/k/a Steven J. McCutcheon, Vickie McCutcheon Boatwright a/k/a Vickie M. Boatwright ,individually and as Personal Representative of The Estate of Nettie Belle McCutcheon, The Estate of Darrell McCutcheon, Jimmy Poston, Andy McCutcheon, Kevin Andrew McCutcheon, Marlo Ward McCutcheon, Channon Lee McCutcheon, Candice McCutcheon, Jeffrey McCutcheon, Jason McCutcheon, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Uninsured Employers’ Fund, South Carolina Collections, LLC, and also, any other person claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate, and John Doe and Sally Roe, also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown minors or person under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe representing any unknown heirs of, or claimants against the property described in the Complaint, CA# 2017-CP-21-734, I, the undersigned, will sell on April 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. or thereafter, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, near the Town of Coward and being designated as Lot “D” and being more particularly shown on a plat prepared for Ester McCutcheon by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated January 11, 2018, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 106 at page 622 ; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. TMS # 0013503-014 All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, near the Town of Coward, designated as Tract 1, containing 67.49 acres, and being more particularly shown on a plat prepared for Ester McCutcheon by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated January 11, 2018, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book

106 at page 622; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. TMS # 00135-03-020 All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, near the Town of Coward, designated as Tract 2, containing 3.45 acres, and being more particularly shown on a plat prepared for The Citizens Bank by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated January 11, 2018, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 106 at page 622; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. TMS # 00135-03-022 All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 3.13 acres as shown on map made by Nesbitt Surveying Company for Baylane Park dated August 23, 2001 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 77 at Page 231; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. TMS # 0013503-035 All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 2.57 acres shown and designated as Lot 10 on a map made by Weston C. Snipes for Charles Driggers dated August 21, 1981 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 20 at Page 70; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. TMS # 0013503-041 ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land situate on the east side of US Highway 52 in the city limits of Coward, South Carolina, containing 1.95 acres and being combined Tracts numbers 5 and 6, both of equal length in their eastern and western boundaries as shown on a plat by W. C. Snipes, RLS, dated October 23, 1979, recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 18 at page 844; reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. For derivations, see deed from Ronald D. Carter to Nettie Belle McCutcheon dated December 8, 1981, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 21, 1981, in Book A-176, at Page 278, and see deed from Ronald D. Carter to Nettie Belle McCutcheon dated July 30, 1982 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 4, 1982 in Book A178, Page 578. Less and Excepting: 0.69 acres conveyed to Learline Eaddy, Lara Ann Felder and Samuel Davis by deed from Nettie Belle McCutcheon, dated December 12, 1989, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 13, 1989 in BookA314 at Page 225. TMS # 192-03038 and 192-03-039 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been waived, the bidding will not remain open and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording fees and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of $21.11 per day. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/Steven G. Mikell Special Referee for Florence County March 7, 2018 Florence, South Carolina Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (3/14,3/21,3/28/18) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the contents of the rental units listed herein will be offered for sale at public auction per South Carolina Self Storage Act. The property list contained herein will be sold to satisfy liens

imposed by A & W Storage on March 31,2018 at 10 am. The sale will occur on premises at 1459 Floyd Circle, Florence, SC 29501 (843-662-2202). The personal and or business property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and other household items stored therein by below named occupants: Unit 206- G Artis Unit 308 and 303 – L Herring Unit 240- L Lane Unit 139- A Rogers Unit 222 and 223- P Doctor (3/14,3/21/18)

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02673 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 2007-HE2 Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, Series 2007-HE2 vs. Devonya Eaddy; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; WMC Mortgage Corp., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 1, 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 IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, MEASURING ONE HUNDRED (100') FEET FRONT, MORE OR LESS, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF EVANS STREET AND RUNNING BACK THEREFROM TO A DEPTH OF TWO HUNDRED (200') FEET. SAID LOT IS BOUNDED, NOW OR FORMERLY, AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY EVANS STREET; ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY OF C. A. MOODY; ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY OF J.E. COKER; AND ON THE WEST BY PROPERTY OF ALMA H. BOWEY. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEVONYA EADDY BY DEED OF GLORIA K. LYLE DATED OCTOBER 31, 2006 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 15, 2006 IN BOOK B55 AT PAGE 1444 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 442 A & B West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 9007404020 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 8.5% 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 (3/21,3/28,4/4/18)

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-03384 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as successorin-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JPMorgan Chase Bank as


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6A Trustee for Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004AP2 vs. Beverly B. Toth; OneMain Financial of South Carolina, Inc. s/b/m to American General Financial Services, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 1, 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 SCHOOL DISTRICT #10 IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF KINGSTON DRIVE AND KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 5, BLOCK L ON A PLAT OF PARKWOOD SUBDIVISION #2 BY HARWOOD BEEBE COMPANY, C.E.'S, MADE IN JANUARY 1974. SAID LOT IS BOUNDED ON THE NORTHEAST BY KINGSTON DRIVE ON WHICH IT FACES 95 FEET; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY LOT 4,BLOCK L ON WHICH IT MEASURES 198 FEET; ON THE SOUTHWEST BY LOTS 12 AND 13, BLOCK L ON WHICH IT MEASURES 118 FEET; ON THE NORTHWEST BY LOT 6, BLOCK L ON WHICH IT FACES 195 FEET. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BEVERLY B. TOTH BY DEED OF KENNETH CHARLES CALCUTT AND ANN A. CALCUTT DATED JULY 14, 1978 AND RECORDED JULY 14, 1978 IN BOOK A160 AT PAGE 634 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2709 Kingston Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 01802-05-005 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, 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 condi-

tions 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 Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (3/21,3/28,4/4/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-03480 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Pennymac Loan Services, LLC vs. Latoya T. Rich; LVNV Funding LLC; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 1, 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 IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT 4, BLOCK O, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF GLENDALE ACRES RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK U AT PAGE 78 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AND

DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT 3, EAST BY KING DAVID DRIVE, SOUTH BY LOT 5; AND, WEST BY LOT 26. FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION, REFERENCE IS MADE TO SAID PLAT REFERENCED HEREIN. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LATOYA T. RICH BY DEED OF C-BECK ENTERPRISES, LLC DATED FEBRUARY 12, 2015 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 19, 2015 IN BOOK B561 AT PAGE 1148 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 315 North King David Drive, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 90158-05021 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. The Defendant United States of America (non-IRS) waived in writing any federal right of redemption under 28 U.S.C. § 2410(c). The Defendant United States of America waived in writing any federal right of redemption under 28 U.S.C. § 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within

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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 (3/21,3/28,4/4/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2017-CP-21-2183 Garry Gardner, Plaintiff, vs. Millie Gardner a/k/a Mildred Kennedy Gardner, Audrey Lee a/k/a Audrey K. Nelson, Christine McDowell, Willard McDowell, Jr., Kim McDowell, Roe Williams a/k/a Ronesha Williams, Norris Sellers, Norris Sellers, Jr., Cody Sellers, The Estate of Raymond Gardner, and if any of the abovenamed are deceased then any unknown heirs-at-law distributees, devisees, and their spouses, if any, personal representatives, administrators, creditors, and all other persons with any right, title or interest in the real property described herein along with any unknown adults and those persons who may in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class being designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown, and any unborn infants, minors or persons under disability being a class being designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, and Republic Finance, Defendants. SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO: THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on August 11, 2017 at 3:23 p.m., for purposes of partition by sale, as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT Heretofore, on September 25, 1981, Robert Gardner conveyed a remainder

interest in a tract of real property (the “Property”) to Sarah Gardner, a/k/a Sarah Sellers, Ray Gardner, a/k/a Raymond Gardner, Millie Gardner, a/k/a Mildred Kennedy, Audrey Lee, a/k/a Audrey K. Nelson, the Plaintiff, Garry Gardner, Gladys McDowell and Roe Williams, a/k/a Ronesha Williams, while retaining a life estate for himself. Said deed was recorded in October 11, 1992, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A179 at Page 2. The Property is more particularly described as follows: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the City and County and Florence, State of South Carolina, and being designated as Lot 63 as shown on a plat of West End Park recorded in Plat Book C at Page 237. The said lot fronts on the South side of Sumter Street for a distance of 43 feet, is in depth 180 feet, and is bounded as follows: North by Sumter Street; East by Lot 64; South by Sunset Park; and West by Lot 62. This being the same property conveyed to Sarah Gardner, Ray Gardner, Millie Gardner, Audrey Lee, Garry Gardner, Gladys McDowell and Roe Williams, as remainderman, by deed of Robert Gardner, dated September 25, 1981 and recorded on October 11, 1992, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A179 at Page 275. The Plaintiff seeks a declaration as to the lawful owners of the property and an order to partition the property. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. March 2, 2018 Florence, SC 29503 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing unto the satisfaction of this Court upon reading Plaintiff’s Petition to Appoint Guardian ad Litem Nisi, and Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, 201 W. Evans Street, Room T, Florence, South Carolina 29501, having consented to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi and to represent the Defendants including all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real property located in Florence County, South Carolina, and designated as Tax Map# 90072-11015, any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being classes designated under the fictitious names of John Doe and Richard Roe, hereinafter referred to as “Defendants,” and that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of such Defendants and has no interest herein adverse to the interest of said Defendants and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff in this action or with their counsel. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that the said Jesse S. Cartrette,

Esquire, 201 W. Evans, Room T, Florence, South Carolina 29501 be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said Defendants and he is hereby authorized to appear in and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants and to protect their interests, unless said Defendants, or any of them, shall within thirty (30) days of the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service as herein provided, apply to this Court for the appointment of another competent and discreet individual of their choice to serve as Guardian ad Litem for them, for the purposes of this action. Upon the failure of such application, within the specified time, this Order shall automatically become final and absolute. IT IS SO ORDERED. D. Craig Brown CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE Florence, South Carolina February 23, 2018 S/Patrick B. Ford Florence, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm P.O. Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (3/21,3/28,4/4/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2017-CP-21-2186 Garry Gardner, Plaintiff, vs. Willie Muldrow, Jr., Willie Cummings, Jr., Louise Cummings, Charles McKithen, Tyrone McKithen, Rosette McKithen, Anthony McKithen, Tracey McKithen, Bertha Cummings, Christine McDowell, Willard McDowell, Jr., Kim McDowell, The Estate of Raymond Gardner, Norris Sellers, Norris Sellers, Jr., Cody Sellers, Mildred Kennedy Gardner, and if any of the above-named are deceased then any unknown heirs-at-law distributees, devisees, and their spouses, if any, personal representatives, administrators, creditors, and all other persons with any right, title or interest in the real property described herein along with any unknown adults and those persons who may in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class being designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown, and any unborn infants, minors or persons under disability being a class being designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, Defendants. SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Flo-

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 rence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 11, 2017 at 3:44 p.m., for purposes of partition by sale, as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT Heretofore, on November 30, 1977, Rufus Muldrow died intestate, as may appear by reference to Probate Roll # 14,181. At his death, Rufus Muldrow was seized and possessed 8.88 acres in Florence County (the “Property”). Rufus Muldrow’s lawful heirs were his three children, Willie Muldrow, Albert Muldrow and Lizzie Cummings, and the children of his predeceased daughter, Pecola Gardner, Gladys McDowell, Ray Gardner, Sara Mae Gardner, Mildred Gardner and the Plaintiff, Garry Gardner. The Property was conveyed to the heirs of Rufus Muldrow when his estate was probated. The Plaintiff is informed and believes that Willie Muldrow, Albert Muldrow and Lizzie Cummings each receiving a one-quarter (1/4) interest, and the children of Pecola Gardner each received a one-twentieth interest (1/20). The Property is more particularly described as follows: All that certain parcel or tract of land containing eight and eight-tenths (8.8) acres situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, designated as Tract #2 on a map made by Ervin Engineering Co. March 20, 1958 of Lizzie Muldrow lands. The said land is bounded on the North by Tract #1 this day conveyed by me to Johnny Muldrow, on the South by tract #3 this day conveyed by me to Paul Muldrow, on the East by a road, and on the West by a branch line. This being the same property conveyed to Willie Muldrow, Albert Muldrow, Lizzie Cummings, Gladys McDowell, Ray Gardner, Sara Mae Gardner, Mildred Gardner and Gary Gardner recorded in the office of the Probate Judge of Florence County in Probate Roll #14,181. TMS# 00106-01045 The Plaintiff seeks a declaration as to the lawful owners of the property and an order to partition the property. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. March 2, 2018 Florence, South Carolina ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing unto the satisfaction of this Court upon reading Plaintiff’s Petition to Appoint Guardian ad Litem Nisi, and Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, 201 W. Evans Street, Room T, Florence, South Carolina 29501, having consented to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi and to represent the Defendants including all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real property located in Florence County, South Carolina, and designated as Tax Map# 00106-01045, any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being classes designated under the fictitious names of John Doe and Richard Roe, hereinafter referred to as “Defendants,” and that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of such Defendants and has no interest herein adverse to the interest of said Defendants and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff in this action or with their

counsel. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, 201 W. Evans, Room T, Florence, South Carolina 29501 be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said Defendants and he is hereby authorized to appear in and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants and to protect their interests, unless said Defendants, or any of them, shall within thirty (30) days of the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service as herein provided, apply to this Court for the appointment of another competent and discreet individual of their choice to serve as Guardian ad Litem for them, for the purposes of this action. Upon the failure of such application, within the specified time, this Order shall automatically become final and absolute. IT IS SO ORDERED. Florence, South Carolina February 23, 2018 D. Craig Brown CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE S/Patrick B. Ford Florence, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm P.O. Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (3/21,3/28,4/4/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that CITY GRILL & SPORTS BAR LLC, 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 137 N. DARGAN STREET FLORENCE, SC 29506. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than APRIL 6, 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. (3/21,3/28,4/4/18) Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 144-foot Monopole Communications Tower at the approx. vicinity of 1650 E. Palmetto Street, Florence, Florence County, SC 29506. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Paul Ramsey, p.ramsey@trileaf.com <mailto:p.ramsey@trileaf.c om> , 1051 Winderley Pl, Ste 201, Maitland, FL 32751 <x-apple-datadetectors://2/> ,407-6607840 (3/28/18) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2018-CP-21-34 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company Successor by Merger to Southern National Bank of South Carolina against Charles Godbolt, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to

the highest bidder: All that certain lot of land situate in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, fronting on Gladstone Street and being designated and described as Lot # 49, in Carver Place on a plat of Carver Place made by A. L. Ervin, C. E., dated February 10, 1950 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book L at Page 149. See also survey prepared by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, for Leonard L. Young and Edna Young dated December 9, 1986, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 26 at Page 900. Reference being had thereto for a more complete description.This being the same property conveyed unto Charles Godbolt by deed of Leonard L. Young and Edna Young, dated May 10, 1994 and recorded on May 12, 1994 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Deed Book A417 at Page 1865. 900 Gladstone Street Florence, South Carolina 29501 TMS # 90060-07-010 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.00% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (3/28,4/4,4/11/18)

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Palmetto Pony Club competes at Show Jumping Rally The Palmetto Pony Club had five members compete at the Carolina Region Show Jumping Rally Competition of The U.S. Pony Clubs on March 16-18 at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson. The team consisted of four riding members and a stable manager. Team #7 Savannah Palm, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Palm of Rembert, is a C2. Savannah competed on her 12-year-old bay Warmblood mare named I Do Wishes. Mary Elwyne Kennedy, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kennedy of Florence, is a D3. Mary Elwyne competed on her 16-yearold red roan Quarter Horse gelding named Gilligan. Kathleen Wilson, 23, daughter of Mrs. Laura Wilson of Chapin, is a C1. Kathleen competed on Calypso, a 13-year-old bay roan Welsh cross mare. Celeste Sullivan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan of Camden, is a D2. Celeste rode her 16-year-old liver chestnut Hanoverian mare named Genoa. Darby Waund, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dane Waund of Columbia, is a D3. Darby was the team’s stable manager. This team placed third regionally in horse management and fifth Overall in their division. Savannah Palm received top honors, placing first in the Equitation Round in the Horse I (3’3”) Division and qualified for the 2018

USPC Championships which will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, N.C. on July 25-29, 2018. Mary Elwyne Kennedy placed third in the Introductory (2’6”) Division in the Equitation Round. Celeste Sullivan placed first in the 2 Foot Division in the Equitation Round. To be eligible to qualify in a mounted division of the 2018 USPC Championships Pony Club members must hold a D3 certification or above and be at least 12 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2018. Additional riders to be notified of their qualification for Championships within seven days. About Pony Club The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including many of our Olympic team members and many business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25, and include adult members of the Horsemasters Program. There are approximately 10,000 members in 600 clubs and riding centers in 43 regions throughout the country www.ponyclub.org.

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McLeod Sports Medicine presents scholarships McLeod Sports Medicine presented the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarships to three local athletes. The scholarship recipients were recognized at the annual McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run Walk held Saturday, March 17. The athletes receiving the scholarships are: Katherine Brown, Caroline Falcone, and Baker Garland. Katherine Brown is the daughter of Craig and Kay Brown. She attends Florence Christian School where she participates in volleyball and basketball. She plans to enroll at Charleston Southern University and major in Nursing. Caroline Falcone is the daughter of Brian and Mary Falcone. She attends West Florence High School where she participates in track and field and cross country. She plans to enroll at the University of Georgia and major in Bio-Medical Sciences. She will then pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist. Baker Garland is the daughter of Thomas Kendall Garland II and Cathryn Garland. She attends Wilson High School and participates in soccer and tennis. She plans to enroll at the College of Charleston and major in

From left, Angel Knight, McLeod Sports Medicine certified athletic trainer; Sally Kier, mother of Geoffrey Kier; Katherine Brown, Baker Garland, scholarship winner and Brian Pettis, McLeod Sports Medicine certified athletic trainer. Exercise Science and German. After which, she will continue to a graduate level education and pursue a career in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Sponsored by McLeod Sports Medicine, the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship recognizes student athletes who personify excellence. The athletes chosen exhibit excellence in academics, athletics, and also possess strong lead-

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Reflecting on contributions of South Carolina women This Month in South Carolina History is provided by the South Carolina Historical Society: On March 17, 1856, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association received its charter, in large part because of Ann Pamela Cunningham (18191875) of Laurens District. The organization raised the large sum of money for the purchase and restoration of George Washington’s Virginia estate, which had fallen into disrepair and decay during the early nineteenth century. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, one of the earliest preservation and heritage organizations in the United States, still owns and maintains our first president’s historic home. March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout history. In addition to Cunningham, South Carolina boasts scores of other notable women philanthropists, writers, and educators who contributed to the welfare and the prestige of the state. Called “the most intellectually influential female author in the Old South,” Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord (1810-1879) garnered the most attention for her essays on antebellum social issues and economics, but she also wrote poetry, reviews, and blank verse drama. She lived at Lang Syne plantation in St. Matthew’s Parish and later in Columbia. In 1861, McCord became president of the Soldiers Relief Association and armed and clothed her son’s military company at her own expense. After his death at the Second Battle of Manassas, she devoted herself to nursing soldiers as matron of the army hospital on the South Carolina College campus in Columbia. As the state struggled to rebuild into the twentieth century, Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) strongly believed that education was key to ending poverty that plagued so many in rural South Carolina. In 1904, Dr. Bethune, a native of Sumter, started a school for African American girls that would eventually become Bethune-Cookman University. She founded the National Council for Negro Women to “represent the national and international concerns of Black women” in 1935 and served as a special advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt. Scarlet Sister Mary, a novel by Laurens native Julia Peterkin (1880-1961) won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1929 but also caused a scandal in the state. Set in the Lowcountry among the Gullah people, it tells the story of an orphan, Mary, and her personal struggle between goodness and sin. The book was banned at the public library in Gaffney, but the Gaffney Ledger published the entire

ANNE CUNNINGHAM Image courtesy of the South Carolina Historical Society book as a serial. Perhaps her setting inspired genius, for Peterkin grew up at Lang Syne plantation, former home of Louisa McCord. As she gathered material for her novels, Peterkin traveled with Doris Ulmann (18821934), a native of New York City whose photography documented rural people in the South in the early twentieth century, including the mountain peoples of Appalachia and the Gullah-Geechee of the Sea Islands. Together, she and Peterkin produced Roll, Jordan, Roll. The fine art edition of the book is considered to be one of the most beautiful books ever produced. Finally, Charlestonian Septima Poinsette Clark, known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” was a leader in the NAACP, the Highlander School, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked to establish citizenship schools throughout the South. Although often underappreciated by southern male activists, Clark also focused on education as a means to equality, believing that “knowledge could empower marginalized groups in ways that formal legal equality couldn’t.” Learn more about these and many other South Carolina women at the South Carolina Historical Society (schistory.org).

DFOFS winners Louie Callahan and Alexis McDonald captured the Mirror Ball Trophy (Technical Skills Award) at the 2018 Dancing For Our Future Stars fund raiser for The School Foundation held during the evening of March 22 at the SiMT building at Florence-Darlington Technical College. The Most Entertaining winners were Ken Baker and Mary Grace Colburn. People’s Choice Award winners (for most money raised) were David Hall and Erin Haynes, first place; Les Ward and Mallory Baxley, second place; and Robbie Timms and Meggie Baker, third place. The Social Stars winners for the most online votes were Dr. Ramzy Hourany and Julia Thompson.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS. Standing top row, from left, Lara Swartz, Hannah-Marie McKay, Madison Warren, Faith McMillan, 5th Grade Science Teacher, Drew Flynn, Franklin Emerson, Joan Pennstrom, Headmaster, Katherine Long, 6th Grade Science Teacher, Charley Mohr and Natalie Smith. Second row is Jack Clemson, Marcelo Gonzalez, Emma Clark, Savannah Kirby and McKenzie Foster.

All Saints’ Science Fair winners are headed to SCISA competition BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Eight All Saints’ Episcopal Day School students captured first place ribbons at the school’s Science Fair and will take their winning science projects to the SCISA Science Fair competition at the Sumter County Civic Center on April 10. SCISA is the S.C. Independent School Association. The fifth grade winners and their projects were: Hannah-Marie McKay for “Is Your Dog a Righty or a Lefty?” Lara Swartz for “Don’t Get Funky with Your Chicken.” Madison Warren for “Heat vs. Oranges.” Jack Clemson for “Aerodynamics in Action” Marcelo Gonzalez for “Rain, Rain, Go Away.” The fifth graders will compete in the Elementary Category at SCISA. Sixth grade winners were: Natalie Smith for “Perfect Population.” The team of Franklin Emer-

HANNAH MARIE MCKAY POSES BESIDE HER SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT Her love of animals inspired her project, Is Your Dog A Righty Or A Lefty son and Drew Flynn for “How Hot Are You?” They will compete in the Junior Category. Honorable Mention awards went to Charley Mohr, Emma

Clark, McKenzie Foster, and Savannah Kirby. Faith McMillan, All Saints’ fifth grade science teacher, said the science fair requirements included research and

MIRROR BALL WINNERS – Louie Callahan and Alexis McDonald were the Technical Skill award winners for the 2018 Dancing For Our Future Stars.

running trials. The SCISA competition allows seven projects from their school, she said, adding that fifth graders could only compete as individuals, but that sixth graders could compete in teams of two. Katherine Long is the sixth grade science teacher. Hannah-Marie McKay loves animals, so she chose a project about dogs, explaining how to determine if a dog is a righty or lefty. She worked with animals at the Florence Animal Shelter to run her test trials. Lara Swartz researched ways to determine the best cleaner for counters and utensils after working with raw chicken. She tested Lysol, Clorox and Mrs. Meyers’ cleaning products as well as a Norwex Cloth, making her determination by test tube trials. The Norwex Cloth came out on top, she said. The students expressed excitement about their wins and are looking forward to the next competition.


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said Costa Cockfield, Chief Nursing Officer of Carolinas Hospital System. Registered nurses at Carolinas Hospital System hold specialty certifications in areas including medical-sur-

Maundy Thursd Maundy Thursday, day, March March 29 Holy Communion, Footwashing Foottwashing & Tenebrae Teenebrae Service of Darkne Darkness ess at 7:00 pm Good Friday, Friday, March March 30 Stations of the Cro Cross oss at 10:00 am Goodd Friday Service Goo Servicce at 12:00 noon Guest Preacher: Pas tor Maryy Finklea Pastor Mary Finklea was w pastor at Cross & Crown Luthera Lutheran an Church in Florence for twelve years. yearrs. She is currently on a break from congregational coongregational ministry and is enjoyingg time with her family and volunteer work. As the ecumenical representative of the SC Synod Synood of the ELCA, she enjoys learning about traditions tradition ns different from her own.

Easter Sunday, E aster Sund ay, Aprill 1 Easter Sunday Celebration Celebbration at Central 9:00 am Traditional Tradition r nal (Sanctuary) 9:00 am Casuall (The Well) Well) 11:15 am Traditional Tradition r nal (Sanctuary) Corner of Irby & Cheves St 843-662-3218 www.centralmethodist.net www .centralmethodist.net Senior Pastor Pastor,, The Reverend Reveerend Will Will Malambri

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School’s Latin Chapter, consisting of 38 middle and high school students, traveled to Lexington, to participate in the South Carolina Junior Classical League (SCJCL) Spring Forum along with students from nine public schools. The Spring Forum consists of academic and athletic contests, including a Certamen or battle of the brains, Olympika, chariot races, and 100 and 200 yard team relays. Trinity-Byrnes students placed in the top three in the majority of topics covered, as well as in the games. The new state officers from TBCS are Andrew Saverance, SCJCL 1st Vice President 2018-2019, and Carson Munn, SCJCL president 2018-2019.

Piano students present Honors Recital The Florence Independent Music Teachers Association presented a piano Honors Recital on Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in The Chapel at Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee. Students participating in the recital were the division winners from the Florence Piano Festival, which was held March 10, at Central United Methodist Church. The 2018 Florence Piano Festival division winners were: Angela Chen, Alex Cotran, Darrin Davis, Princess Ellerbe, Lydia George, Evan Guo, Jessie Guo, Abigail Huang, Lydia Langley, Jubilee Lei, Emma Lynch, Lilli Lynch, Sarah Park, Mason Sandifer, Alby

DIVISION WINNERS of the Florence Piano Festival who performed in the 2018 Honors Recital. Photo by Gowoon Choi. Schirippa, Olivia Schirippa, Abby Severance, Josie Severance, Elah Strauss, Joe Strauss and Mi’Kala Woods. The following students were awarded Honorable Mention in the Florence Piano Festival: Caroline Corn, Michael Frost, Katie Langley and Ruth Player. The Florence Independent Music Teachers Associ-

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Carver STEAM apps Carver Elementary is accepting applications for its STEAM Magnet Program, which is open to students throughout Florence School District 1 for the 2018-19 school year. The STEAM Magnet program will focus on an integrated approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Parents whose students are not enrolled at Carver may apply to attend the Carver STEAM Magnet School for next year. Applications are due March 31. To apply for the program visit the website: www.fsd1. org/carver. STATE ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS – The Williams Middle School Academic Challenge Team emerged as Middle School State Champions of the 5th Annual State Championship of Academics Tournament. The team defeated Westview of Greenwood in round one and Pleasant Knoll of Fort Mill in round two. Pictured at the awards ceremony are, kneeling from left, William Walker, Thomas Merzlak and Harrison Walker. Standing from left are Coach Holly Hardee, Sivani Vish, Caden Shiver, Eric Kim, Maddie Nelson, R. Shumail, moderator Bob Jubak, Marguerite Wilson, Bryanna Grice, Lauren Gaskins and Dalton Boone. Wilson High’s Academic Team came in second place after a hard fought battle with the Spring Valley High Academic Team in Columbia, winner of the high school division.

Mayo named Palmetto Finest COLUMBIA – Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington was one of five schools named the 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools. The other four are: Batesburg-Leesville Elementary, Lexington District Three Joseph R. Pye Elementary in Ladson, Dorchester District Two Chapin Middle in Chapin, Lexington-Richland District Five Chapman High in Inman, Spartanburg District One About 1,000 excited teachers, school supporters and education leaders gathered in their respective schools on March 20, to learn which schools would take the top honors. The schools had progressed through an intensive application process requiring self-evaluation, peer review and two on-site examinations. Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology (Principal, Arlene Wallace) serves 286 students in grades 9-12, and is a nationally-ranked, countywide public magnet secondary school. They exemplify excellence and motivate students to reach their highest potential by combining strong academics with a STEAM focus in math, science, and technologies with enhanced humanities courses, supplemented with study groups and life skills sessions. Mayo’s test scores are above state and national averages, and boast a 100% graduation rate, with 97% of alumni matriculating to a postsecondary institution, while accruing more than $8-12 million in scholarships on average. “The Palmetto’s Finest award winners are models of innovation throughout our state,” said SCASA’s Beth Phibbs. “They set the standard of excellence by creating an outstanding school culture which includes setting high expectations and providing opportunities for personalized learning.”

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Scholarship for Wilson graduates Applications are being accepted for the Wilson High School Class of 1945 Scholarship Fund at Eastern Carolina Community Foundation. The application is open only to Wilson High School graduating seniors who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning in the state of South Carolina. To apply contact the guidance department at Wilson High. The deadline is April 16.


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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members Starr Ward Chamber Music spring concerts dedicated to service in the community ETA Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Florence hosted its annual Valentine luncheon on Feb. 17 at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant. Following tradition, the chapter crowned its 2018 queen, Mary Thames Gooden. A member since 2010, Mary is a retired high school English teacher who taught in Georgia and South Carolina, most recently at South Florence High. Her daughter and twin grandsons reside with her in Florence. “Mary is quite an asset. She is always willing to give 110 percent. She has a pleasant way about her, always smiling and positive – a joy to be around,”commented chapter member Ann Ray. Beta Sigma Phi is a service-based sorority which began in Kansas City, MO and is now worldwide. ETA Chapter focuses primarily on local needs and hardships of people in the Pee Dee area. Members have worked to raise awareness of the ever-growing problems of abuse, homelessness and hunger, especially locally, and worldwide. The chapter has chosen many service projects that address these problems. They have put

emphasis on local food banks and indigent families as much as possible, year round, rather than just during holidays. In addition to concern about human problems, most of the members are animal lovers who assist with animal shelters in Florence and Darlington, financially as well as by donating food, supplies and trying to raise awareness of abused and abandoned animals, opening their hearts to our fourlegged friends. There are many deserving organizations here, as well as families and individuals who have suffered catastrophic losses or major life-threatening health issues. It is quite rewarding for members to help as many as they can, especially when the members are able to meet the people they help. Members have attended ribbon-cuttings and celebrations for Habitat For Humanity’s new homes for local families. ETA Chapter boasts two Legacy members, six-year-old Maylee Brown and seven-year-old Abigail Watson. The chapter has five members who have been a part of Beta Sigma Phi for over 33 years.

Two special concerts are planned this spring as part of the FDDC Starr Ward Chamber Music Concerts. On Sunday, April 8, Yoonah Kim, clarinet, will perform. She is the winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. In 2016, Korean-Canadian clarinetist Yoonah Kim became the first woman to win first prize at the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and the first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years. She has performed with The Juilliard and Mannes Orchestras, and in recitals at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space and Alice Tully Hall. A member of Ensemble Connect, she serves as an ambassador for Carnegie Hall in New York City public schools. On Sunday, May 6 Sara Ann Mitchell Jebaily, soprano, will perform. An emerging coloratura soprano, Sara is known

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for her shimmering voice and engaging stage presence. Most recently, Sara performed the role of the first maid in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Austin Lyric Opera. As a regular at Des Moines Metro Opera, Ms. Mitchell performed the role of the First Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes, and covered the roles of Lisette in Pucinni’s La rondine and Sister Constance in

Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Sara also toured with Opera Iowa, the educational outreach division of Des Moines Metro Opera. Both concerts will be performed in the banquet hall of Victor’s Bistro in the Hotel Florence at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. A meet the artist reception will follow.

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