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NEIGHBORS NAME: Grace Sumpter FAMILY: Husband Alfred, two daughters and two grandchildren BORN: Cumberland,VA RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Retired from Board of Social Services in New Jersey HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Dancing, shopping, gardening and church WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom for teaching me to be a responsible adult.”

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Downtown construction projects taking shape Two new impressive structures are making footprints in downtown Florence. The massive new Florence County Judicial Center on Irby Street and the Florence City Recreation Department’s new gymnasium are both under construction and expected to be completed this year. Construction the $32 million judicial center, across the street from the County Complex, was started in April 2016. The center is expected to be finished in December and open in early 2018. Stone work is currently going up on the exterior of the 120,500-square-foot building which also includes a lot of glass. On the corner of Sanborn and Barnes Streets and diagonally across from the Barnes Street Recreation Center an imposing gymnasium is taking shape. City Recreation Manager Darlene Buchanan said the contractors predict the building will be ready sometime in June. Although construction is on schedule, she noted, sometimes weather can cause delays. She feels confident that the gym will be finished in the summer, long before the winter basketball leagues begin in December. The new gymnasium includes three full-size basketball courts – two of which can be converted into four half courts – concessions, a hospitality/lobby area, office space, restrooms, storage and program rooms. There will be new parking added, as well. The purpose of the new facility is to accommodate the city’s growing youth and adult basketball programs and create a sports tourism venue to attract competitive tournament play in basketball, volleyball and the increasingly popular sport of pickleball. Buchanan said the new gymnasium will be able to accommodate the city’s entire basketball program. In the past the city used gymnasium space at several local schools. The metal exterior walls are currently going up on this new space which will feature a brick-facade.

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The Florence County Library will host a Teen Poetry Slam on Monday, April 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is open to all sixth through twelfth graders. Teens have three minutes to share original works. There is a limit of 15 performers. Others are invited to attend and watch. For more information contact 843-413-7083 or jvaught@ florencelibrary.org.

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DHEC suggests care against Zika COLUMBIA – As springtime approaches, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is urging residents to take precautions now at home or while traveling to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika. Many South Carolinians are preparing for trips abroad, whether it be for spring break, mission trips or just vacations. Many of those destinations are warmer locations where mosquito populations are known to transmit Zika and other diseases. DHEC encourages all those travelers to do their part to prevent mosquito bites. “When traveling to any country with active Zika transmission, travelers should proactively take steps to prevent mosquito

bites, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “Zika is actively spreading in several areas of the world, including countries and territories in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, the Pacific Islands and Cape Verde.” Individuals planning to travel should consult a travel clinic or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to see if they are traveling to an area with active Zika transmission. A complete list of countries and locations with active transmission can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/ zika/geo/index.html.

There have been 61 travel-related cases of Zika virus reported in South Carolina since April 2016. However, there have been no cases caused by mosquitos in the state. “To help ensure this remains the case, it is very important for travelers to take these necessary precautions,” continued Dr. Bell. With temperatures rising in South Carolina, action on the home front is also needed to help fight mosquitoes. Eliminating breeding grounds is the No. 1 way to reduce mosquito populations, and all individuals can do their part by simply tipping and tossing any container with standing water. “Mosquitoes have the ability to spread illnesses other than Zika, such as West Nile virus, chikun-

gunya, dengue and eastern equine encephalitis,” said Dr. Bell. Most people infected with the Zika virus do not have any symptoms. When symptoms are present, the most common are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Oftentimes, symptoms of Zika infection can be mild, yet last as long as one week. Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and other severe birth defects. The virus can also be passed through sex. The CDC recommends that all women who are pregnant should not travel to areas abroad where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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SC Academy of Authors coming to Florence, April 21-23 The South Carolina Academy of Authors, in partnership with Francis Marion University, will hold its annual induction weekend in Florence, April 2123. Besides sponsoring annual fellowship competitions and promoting the influence of South Carolina’s literature on its heritage, the SCAA is South Carolina’s literary hall-of-fame. Each year it inducts notable South Carolina authors at its annual ceremony, a ticketed event to which the public is invited. Since its founding at Anderson University in 1986, the Academy has inducted over seventy of the state’s most prominent writers, including Pat Conroy, Dorothy Allison, Ron Rash, Dubose Heyward, Terrence Hayes, Julia Peterkin and Sue Monk Kidd. Among this year’s inductees is Florence native and historian Dan T. Carter, best known for his books “Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South” and “When the War Was Over: the Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867,” and the late Arthenia J. Bates Millican, a Sumter native and former Morris College profes-

sor known for her fiction, essays and poetry. Also being inducted are poet Cathy Smith Bowers, a native of Lancaster, and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Hoagland. The induction ceremony itself will be on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Dargan St. Tickets are $35 per person and are available at scacademyofauthors.org. The event will consist of a buffet dinner, music, an awards ceremony and acceptance speeches by the inductees or their representatives. The weekend will begin Friday, April 21 with readings/presentations by this year’s inductees. National Book Award winner Nicky Finney will read from and discuss the work of Millican. Bowers, Carter and Hoagland will present from their own work and be available for book signings afterward. Books will be available for purchase. The Friday night event is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Waters Building, 135 S. Dargan Street. During the weekend the SCAA will also acknowledge its four literary fellowship winners: Celeste McMaster, winner of

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the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Award for fiction; Amanda Rachelle Warren, winner of the Carrie McCray Nickens Award for poetry; and Julia Hogan and Anna Marie Green, winners of the student prizes in fiction and poetry, respectively. The SCAA is a non-profit agency that receives support from the South Carolina Arts Commission and benefits from close affiliations with the South Carolina State Library and many of the state’s colleges, universities, and corporations. For more information about the Academy or to make a donation, please visit scacademyofauthors.org or contact Jon Tuttle at jtuttle@fmarion.edu or 843-661-1521.

Offices closed Friday City of Darlington offices will be closed on Friday, April 14, in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 17.

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Chicken bog benefit for Roxie Smith Cooks for Christ will conduct a chicken bog benefit for Roxie Smith on Thursday, April 20, at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Roxie is 14 years old and suffers from a chronic illness called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). POTS is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system, which controls everything the body does automatically: digestion, regulate sleep cycles, body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, etc. She has various symptoms, but some of her worst symptoms are fainting and seizures, severe nausea (which leads to dehydration), malnourishment, fatigue and brain fog. Her team of specialists at Duke University believe that the best treatment for her at this point will be to send her to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is on the waiting list to see one of the best POTS physicians in the country. Roxie will be admitted to Mayo for 17 days of treatment as soon as she raises the necessary funds. Cooks for Christ is raising

ROXIE SMITH money to help with the cost of the treatments at Mayo in addition to the travel and accommodation expenses while they are there. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner will

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Three stories: a teacher, a family and a state By Phil Noble This column is about three stories – about a teacher, a family and a state. They are both historic and modern. But they are really about one very simple but very powerful idea – expectations. First the teacher. In 1804, in the deep South Carolina back woods of what is now McCormick County, at a cross roads called Willington, four men got together and decided that their little community needed a church and their children needed a school. They were all Scots Irish immigrants who had come to the Upcountry when it was still unsettled Indian territory, before the state was even a state. And, in keeping with their ancient families’ tradition, they were all Presbyterians. And Presbyterians (then and now) place a high value on learning. Church rules require that their minister be ‘educated and trained’ and thus many if not most backwoods Presbyterian ministers also taught school in their church community. The preacher who came to Willington Presbyterian Church and founded Willington Academy on the banks of the Savannah River was Dr. Moses Waddel. A native of North Carolina, Waddel had several schools before and after Willington in both North Carolina and across the Savannah River in north Georgia. But, they were all basically the same in two ways: what he demanded of his students on the front end and what his schools produced on the back end. He required every student every night to translate, memorize and recite 250 lines of classical Greek or Latin – every student every night. Think about this for a moment. These were not the sons of Charleston aristocratic privilege with private tutors and individualized attention. These were rough and ready boys from the hard scrabble back woods of the Carolinas and north Georgia. And what was more remarkable than what he demanded, is what he got. If you add up all the students from Dr. Waddel’s schools, they included: one president, two vice presidents, three secretaries of state, three secretaries of war, one assistant secretary of war, one U.S. attorney general, ministers to France, Spain and Russia, one U.S. Supreme Court justice, eleven governors, seven U.S. senators, 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 22 judges, eight college presidents, 17 editors of newspapers or authors, five members of the Confederate Congress, two bishops, three Brigadier-generals, and one authentic Christian martyr. In the presidential election of 1824, three of the five candidates were his students and when the electoral dust settled, the winning president and vice president were both South Carolinians who had studied under Waddel – Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. At one time, five S.C. governors in a row were his students. Dr. Waddel expected greatness from his students and he got it. Now the family. In 1945, a young man named Clay Matthews graduated from Charleston High School. He was a good athlete and went to Georgia Tech where he was a stand out in swimming, boxing and wrestling. But, his passion and greatest skills were in football. After graduation, he had a great pro career with the San Francisco 49ers. He married and had two sons, Clay Jr. and Bruce; they both played in the NFL and were named First Team All Pro multiple times. Clay Jr. had two sons and Bruce had three sons – and all five of them played NFL football. There are also three cousins that played in the NFL. That’s 11 NFL players in three generations of one family – thus, they are known as the First Family of the NFL. The family philosophy to their children was summed up by Clay Jr., “You guys can do whatever you want, and I’ll be proud of you. But whatever you’re going to do, apply yourself, be responsible, show up and do it like you mean it.” This was the family expectation that produced three generations of greatness. And a state. My father was a minister and we moved from Greenville to Alabama when I was a young boy. I grew up there when Bear Bryant was coach of the University of Alabama football team. From 1958 until he retired in 1982, The Bear compiled a record of 232 wins, 46 loses and 9 ties. He won 13 SEC championships and 6 national championships. Twice he won back to back national championships. In 1961, they were undefeated national champions and outscored their opponent 297-25. I vividly remember watching the Bear Bryant Show at the end of the season and listening to Bear apologize for the 25 points that had been scored on them – and he meant it. What was most amazing about Bear, was that he convinced everyone in the state of Alabama, including Auburn fans, that Alabama was going to win every game, every year and be the national champions. If it didn’t happen, we all thought there was something wrong. All of these stories are about one thing – expectations. And what of South Carolina today – we accept an education system that is 50th in the country, we accept being rated 48th in opportunity, we accept being 46th in overall quality of life. It’s basically the same with bad roads, violent crime, domestic abuse, etc. … ‘thank God for Mississippi.’ Sam Walton said it best, “High expectations are the key to everything.” We in South Carolina deserve better – and we must expect, and demand, better. Phil Noble has a technology firm in Charleston, is co-founder of EnvisionSC and writes a weekly column for the S.C. Press Association. Contact him at phil@philnoble.com and get his columns at www. PhilNoble.com.

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Are gadgets taking over our minds? In our fast-paced world of modern technology we quickly become habitized (made up word) to our electronics and fancy gadgets. I will use myself as an example. Recently I was looking at a sales brochure from a ladies clothing store and saw something I liked. Wondering if it came in a different color, I immediately tapped the photo twice, expecting to see if other colors were available as I do when using my iPad. Problem was, I wasn’t on my iPad and when I realized what I’d done I looked around to see if anyone saw me. Last week I got a laptop computer and I do the same thing to it. I tap on the screen, forgetting it takes the finger pad to activate apps. I asked co-workers and friends if they had similar experiences. They have, such as: One friend sometimes points her car key fob at her house door expecting it to unlock. Another person, accustomed to automatic hand dryers in public restrooms, sometimes holds her hands

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under a bathroom hand-drying appliance only to realize it is the old-fashioned kind that requires you to press a button or pull down the edge to release a paper towel. Not all doors to stores are automatic, so some of us get caught standing in front of a door, waiting for it to open, before noticing the push or pull sign. A co-worker’s daughter has a touchscreen laptop computer which leads to confusion when she tries to use her desk computer. My sister has a touch-on-and-off kitchen faucet and after helping her clean the kitchen after a meal, I go home and tap my old-fashioned kitchen faucet. Of course, nothing happens and

I feel silly. Some of the fancier faucets, like the one my boss has, come on when you hold your hands under them. I don’t have Bluetooth in my car but some of my friends do, and if they ride in car without it they feel awkward after tapping the radio to talk on their cell phones. As well as making us crazy, modern technology is making us lazy. We can shop online for anything while saving lots of time and gasoline. We can do this in our pajamas while relaxing in bed, on a sofa or comfy chair. We can find massive entertainment – programs, movies, music and books – with either a remote control and a few clicks, or by a few taps on our personal tablets. Again, we can do this in comfy clothes, while on our comfy furniture and – we ladies love this – without a dab of makeup. When at home, I use my cell phone instead of my cordless home phone because I don’t have to dial any numbers. One tap and I’m connected. So what does this say about me...about us?

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Students making support for Israel their mission In recent days, I watched as throngs of supporters of Israel unloaded from buses and blanketed Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress with a singular goal in mind: to strengthen America’s relationship with our beloved ally, Israel. Of course, this is nothing new. Strongly supporting Israel is one of the only remaining bipartisan issues left in a country that is deeply divided in so many ways. For me, the most inspiring sight was the thousands of college and high-school students who were beginning their involvement in the political process, exercising their democratic rights to engage with their elected representatives. Their excitement was palpable, and reminded me of the impact that every individual, including our young people, are able to make in our incredible democracy. At its annual gathering this week, the AIPAC Policy Conference, there were tens of thousands of attendees, including 4,000 students. It is heartening that so many young people would choose to take time out from their studies to advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. But it’s even more striking in what it hopefully means for the future of this relationship: the next generation is growing increasingly engaged, and they are ready to fight for what is right, which is standing with Israel. Despite all our differences and policy disagreements on how best to achieve a bright future for America, support for Israel still remains a largely consensus issue in this country, bringing together liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. It makes sense; after all, Israel is a beacon of American values in an oppressive region locked in a Dark Ages mentality. The very things that make America great also make

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Israel great. I also observed this week that at the very same time so many Americans were coming together to celebrate our ties with an important ally in a crucial region, there were angry and misguided people protesting and challenging the very right of Israel to exist. It was a stark reminder: Israel’s enemies are there, and they are trying to make some noise. And young students are increasingly on the front lines of the battle to stand with Israel. Those who would like to see Israel disappear from the map are constantly coming up with new, cynical methods to delegitimize and demonize the only Jewish state. Today, the conflict is being fought through the spreading of misinformation and the drowning out of dissenting voices. And at the epicenter of this brawl is the college campus. College campuses these days are often contentious places. If you dare to vocalize your support for the only democratic nation in the Middle East, you are likely to be accused of being a racist, of trampling human rights, of supporting an “apartheid” regime. You are likely to be told that your views are not valid. Those who loathe Israel refuse to see what is so plainly obvious: Israel remains a land of hope, innovation and rule of law that champions human rights – the very things we as Americans hold most dear. The college campus is where the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has sought to entrench itself and infect young minds

with its poison. At universities across the nation, Israel haters hold Israel Apartheid Week demonstrations, and dress as Israeli soldiers that harass students on their way to class. The shameful bullying and crass attacks on Israel’s supporters are not only tolerated, but far too often encouraged. Unbelievably, students who speak up in support of Israel often become the targets of verbal and even physical assault. Thankfully, there is a strong and vibrant community of young pro-Israel activists who refuse to believe the lies and who refuse to be cowed or silenced. A strong, unbreakable bond with Israel is absolutely critical for Israelis and Americans alike. Though Israel’s detractors scream moral outrage, the truth is that supporting Israel is the only moral action. Israel faces enemies who support and employ terrorism, and seek to sow destruction and death. Supporting Israel means supporting a democratic government that is a lone island in the midst of a sea of totalitarian regimes. Supporting Israel means advocating for a society that cultivates innovation instead of stifling it. It means supporting a government that promotes free speech, rather than quashing challenging voices with threats or imprisonment. And supporting the Jewish state means supporting a value system that places life above all else, instead of championing a culture of death and martyrdom employed by Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas and their supporters. Let us be clear: the threats that Israel faces from radial Islamist terrorists and nefarious dictatorial regimes are unrelenting and should be taken seriously. After all, they are the same ones that we ourselves now face. Continu-

ing to stand together, America and Israel can overcome, and we will. For young supporters of Israel, that is a message they must keep close to their hearts, and continue to make their mission. Williams is manager/sole owner of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the year. Watch our Right Side Forum every Saturday Live Newschannel 8 TV 28 in DC, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and repeats 6:30 p.m. est. Read Armstrong Williams, author of the brand new book Reawakening Virtues, content on RightSideWire.com and Come join the discussion live at 6-8 p.m. and 4-6 a.m. est. on Sirius/XM UrbanView 126 , Become a fan on FaceBook, and follow him on Twitter.

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Lenten mid-week service at Central Central United Methodist Church will host Lenten Midweek service on Wednesday, April 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary on the corner of Irby and

Cheves Streets in downtown Florence. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tenny Rupnick, Pastor of Ebenezer and Hemingway UMCs in the Florence Dis-

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100................................................LEGALS 200...........................................ADOPTION 210 .............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215................................................EVENTS 250...........................................AUCTIONS 300 ........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310...........................INTERNET SERVICES 320 .....................................INSTRUCTION 350 ..........................................PERSONAL 375 .........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400 ...........................................ANTIQUES 405....BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410 ..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425.......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435 ..................................FARM ANIMALS 440 ..............................LOST AND FOUND 450....................................MERCHANDISE 452 ............................................PRODUCE 455....................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460................................PETS & SUPPLIES 470 .....................................WANT TO BUY 480 .......................................YARD SALES 500 .....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 ..................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515.....................................HELP WANTED . 520 ............................................SERVICES 525 ........................................CHILD CARE 530 ...................................WORK WANTED

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SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-00314 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-NC3 Plaintiff, vs. Steve Chandler; Tabatha T. McKnight; Medlin Construction Co., LLC, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to

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 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 ...........................RV SALES/RENTALS 950.................................. .................SUVS 960 ............................................TRAILERS 970............ ..................................TRUCKS 980 ...................................................VANS 990 ..........................................STATEWIDE

do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of

default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Steve Chandler and Tabatha T. McKnight to New Century Mortgage Corporation dated November 21, 2005 and recorded on November 23, 2005 in Book A972 at Page 620, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage�). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mort-

gage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being located in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. Ninety-Three (93), as shown on a plat of West Pointe Subdivision, Phase II, as shown on a plat by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated January 6, 2003, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 81 at page 101. For a more complete and accurate description, reference is made to said plat. This being the same of the property conveyed to Steve Chandler and Tabatha T. McKnight by deed of Medlin Construction Co., LLC dated November 21, 2005 and recorded November 23, 2005 in Book A972 at Page 616 in the Records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 07514-01-004 Property Address: 3686 Trotwood Drive, Florence, SC 29501 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on February 3, 2017. Kristen E. Washburn, SC Bar No. 101415 Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (3/22, 3/29, 4/5/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy liens in accordance with the terms of Title 39 Chapter 20 Section 10 though 50 of the SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday the 20th day of April, 2017 at 10:00 AM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com All goods will be sold in “AS IS, WHERE IS� condition, all items or spaces may not be available at time of sale. Cash only and a $50.00 cleaning deposit will be accepted. prpoerty is located at Storage Rentals of America #34 1039 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505 UNIT NUMBER / NAME / ITEMS A-15 Stephan MooreMen’s athletic shoes,

Household items c-12 Nicole Neal- Household and personal Items F-06 Zondra B SamuelHousehold Items F- 25 Ester CobbHousehold items (4/5,4/12/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-02380 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: United States of America, by and through its agency, the United States Department of Agriculture v. Lillie Bell Williams, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the City of Lake City, County of Florence and State of South Carolina, designated as Lot #9, Block A, located in McGregor Subdivision, containing 0.460 of an acre. Said lot is more particularly shown, described and delineated on a plat thereof prepared by David A. Nesbitt, R.L.S., dated April 30, 1987, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 30 at Page 389. This being the same property conveyed to Ozelia Williams and Lillie Bell Williams, (during their joint lives and upon the death of either of them, then to the survivor of them, his or her heirs, and assigns forever) by deed of S.A. Moore & Co., Inc., dated April 19, 1988, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 20, 1988. Thereafter, Ozelia Williams died on May 17, 2007 and title vested in Lillie Bell Williams by operation of law under the survivorship clause of the aforementioned deed. TMS No.: 01682-01-009 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. 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 his 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 cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and

highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee for Florence County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. A personal deficiency judgment being waived, bidding will not remain open. 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 9.000% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County March 23, 2017. Florence County, South Carolina HARRELL, MARTIN & PEACE, P.A. Donald W. Tyler #5664 135 Columbia Avenue Post Office Box 1000 Chapin, South Carolina 29036 (803) 345-3353 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-3025 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture v. Fernander L. Barr, Marva J. McGill, Coastal Federal Credit Union, R.C. Rollins d/b/a Palmetto Casket Company, and Ouzts-Wilbert, Inc, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in

the City of Lake City, County of Florence and State of South Carolina, designated as Lot #2, Block C, located in McGregor Subdivision, containing 0.26 of an acre. Said lot is more particularly shown, described and delineated on a plat prepared by David A. Nesbitt, R.L.S., dated March 21, 1986, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 29 at Page 314. This being the same property conveyed to Fernander L. Barr by deed of S.A. Moore & Co., Inc., dated November 25, 1987, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on November 25, 1987. TMS No.: 01682-03-002 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. 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 his 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 cost and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee for Florence County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. A personal deficiency judgment being waived, bidding will not remain open. 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 9.000% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should

have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County March 22, 2017. Florence County, South Carolina HARRELL, MARTIN & PEACE, P.A. Donald W. Tyler #5664 Taylor A. Peace #100206 135 Columbia Avenue Post Office Box 1000 Chapin, South Carolina 29036 (803) 345-3353 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-01325 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Robert E. Hall a/k/a Robert Hall, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF GREGG AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FRONTING FIFTY (50') FEET AND DESIGNED AS LOT 8, BLOCK 5 OF WEST END PROPERTY ON A PLAT MADE BY AVERY CARTER, CE, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A AT PAGE 125 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THE PROPERTY IS BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY A FIFTEEN (15') FOOT ALLEY, ON THE EAST BY LOT 9, ON THE SOUTH BY GREGG AVENUE, AND, ON THE WEST BY LOT 7 AND IS A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF TIMMONS; SEE ALSO A MAP MADE FOR ELIZABETH GASKIN BY LIND, KICKS & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, INC. DATED JULY 16, 2004 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 84 AT PAGE 235 IN SAID RECORDS. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE AFOREMENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF METES AND BOUNDS. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ROBERT HALL BY DEED OF AMERICA CAPITAL MORTGAGE

CORP. A/K/A AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE CORP. DATED JANUARY 31, 2012 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 3, 2012 IN BOOK B389, PAGE 563 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 627 Gregg Avenue, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90062-05004 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 noncompliance. 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 resell 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 4.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17)

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6A York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for Amresco Residential Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 1997-3 vs. The Estates of Ruth White Mungo, Catherine White Weddington and Leonard D. White, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Ruth White Mungo, Catherine White Weddington and Leonard D. White, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as Richard Roe; Deborah White; Hurbert White; Andrea White; Rosland White; Milton White; Herman White; Jeffery White; Charles White, or if he be deceased, The Estate of Charles White, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Charles White, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as Richard Roe, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS A LOT SITUATE AT THE CORNER OF BOOKER STREET AND FRASER STREET ON A PLAT BY W.O. POWERS, REGISTERED SURVEYOR, DATED DECEMBER 8, 1970, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 6 AT PAGE 248, WHEREON SAID LOT IS SHOWN AS BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY UNDESIGNATED LANDS, WHEREON IT MEASURES 127.6 FEET; ON THE EAST BY UNDESIGNATED LANDS, WHEREON IT MEASURES 50 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY BOOKER STREET, WHEREON IT MEASURES 127.6 FEET; AND, ON THE WEST BY FRASER STREET, WHEREON IT MEASURES 50 FEET. REFERENCE BEING MADE TO THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT FOR A MORE THOROUGH AND COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RUTH WHITE MUNGO BY DEED OF ANDERSON MUNGO AND PERRY MUNGO, DATED MAY 28, 1997, AND RECORDED JUNE 12, 1997, IN DEED BOOK A494 AT PAGE 2000, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 800 Fraser Street, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 90084-10-021 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 4.24% 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 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-01056 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust, as indenture trustee, for the CSMC 2015-RPL1 Trust, Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2015-RPL1 vs. Carl M. Cox; Donna H. Cox; SC Housing Corp.; Investors Capital Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING, AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 3 ON A PLAT PREPARED BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED JANUARY 6, 1997, PREPARED FOR SAMUEL J. DEWITT, JR. RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 63 AT PAGE 236. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR CARL M. COX AND DONNA H. COX BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED JUNE 2, 2005, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 86 AT PAGE 432. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NOS. 1 AND 2 AND PROPERTY OF LUKES FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 188.35 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LANDS OF GEORGIA J. JEFFORDS STACK FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 4 FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.77 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY WOOD BRANCH ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CARL M. COX AND DONNA H. COX BY DEED OF NAJAH WAHDAN AND EYAD NAJI WAHDAN, DATED JUNE 8, 2005, AND RECORDED JUNE 16, 2005, IN DEED BOOK A933 AT PAGE 0923, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 909 Wood Branch Road, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 127.01.187 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 noncompliance. 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 resell 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 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-01725 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association vs. Thomas D. Duncan; Sheilah Parkin; South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority; 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 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING SHOWN AS LOT 19, BLOCK G OF WEST HAVEN SUBDIVISION, ON A MAP MADE BY A.L. ERVIN, C.E., DATED MAY 1929 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C AT PAGE 307. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR NIGEL PARKIN BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED APRIL 10, 2001 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 76 AT PAGE 246. SAID PROPERTY BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT 8, BLOCK G, FOR A DISTANCE OF 59.86 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT 20, BLOCK G, FOR A DISTANCE OF 157.66 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY GREGG AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET, AND ON THE WEST BY LOT 18, BLOCK G, FOR A DISTANCE OF 158.48 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THOMAS D. DUNCAN BY DEED OF SHEILAH PARKIN DATED JULY 12, 2011 AND RECORDED JULY 14, 2011 IN BOOK B359 AT PAGE 1555 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1209 Gregg Avenue, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90046-12008 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 noncompliance. 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 resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States (non-IRS) 1 (one) year right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 2410(c). However, this right has been waived pursuant to 12 U.S.C Section 1701k and (4). 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 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-03107 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Stearns Lending, LLC vs. Jamie L. Meadows, the undersigned Special Referee for Flo-

rence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 17A, CONTAINING 0.23 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT MADE FOR MARTIN REAL ESTATE, INC. BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC. DATED MARCH 22, 2005 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 86 AT PAGE 249, FLORENCE COUNTY RECORDS. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF METES AND BOUNDS. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMIE L. MEADOWS BY DEED OF MARTIN REAL ESTATE, INC. DATED APRIL 30, 2014 AND RECORDED MAY 9, 2014 IN BOOK B521 AT PAGE 408 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ROD FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1740 West Pine Lake Drive, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 00243-01103 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 noncompliance. 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 resell 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 4.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2009-CP-21-01950 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC 2005FR5 Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-FR5 vs. Kenneth McClam and Tracy McClam, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS PROPERTY BEING SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR KENNETH MCCLAM AND TRACY MCCLAM BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED MAY 27, 2005, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 86 AT PAGE 401. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KENNETH MCCLAM AND TRACY MCCLAM BY DEED OF LANDAMERICA ONE STOP, INC. RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY ON JUNE 3, 2005 IN BOOK A931 AT PAGE 181 AND RE-RECORDED ON

JULY 14, 2005 IN BOOK A940 AT PAGE 539. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 512 Forrest Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80020-16006 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 noncompliance. 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 resell 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 8.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2016-CP-21-01776 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A, as Trustee for Merit Securities Corporation Collateralized Mortgage Bonds Series 13 Plaintiff, -vs- Manly L. Touchberry, III; Stephanie G. Touchberry, SC Department of Revenue, Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Carolina Bank, Citbank, N.A., The United States of America, acting by and through its Agency the Internal Revenue Service and SC Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A, as Trustee for Merit Securities Corporation Collateralized Mortgage Bonds Series 13 vs. Manly L. Touchberry, III; Stephanie G. Touchberry, SC Department of Revenue, Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Carolina Bank, Citbank, N.A., The United States of America, acting by and through its Agency the Internal Revenue Service and SC Department of Motor Vehicles, I, Doris O'Hara, as Clerk of Court for Florence County, will sell on May 1, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that piece, parcel or lot of land, with any improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in Ebenezer School District in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot Number 3, as shown on a plat prepared for Claude V. Brown, et al., in the Penile Community of Florence County. Said plat made by Lind Surveying Company, dated 17 May 1973, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 14 at Page 341. Said lot being more particularly described as follows: Fronting on a county road approximately 800 feet west of Road S- 21-106, and measuring along said county road a distance of 245 feet, more or less; extending back therefrom on its western side a 350 feet, more or less; measuring on its eastern side 388 feet, more or less, and measuring on its rear or northern boundary a distance of 240 feet, more or less. Bounded on the South by said county road; on the West by Lot Number 4; on the East by Lot Number 2, and on the North by lands, now or formerly, of Hamer, all as shown on the above referred to plat, reference being had thereto for a more complete description. Said premises having been conveyed to Manly L. Touchberry, III and

Stephanie G. Touchberry by deed Marion Therell, dated _1_ October 1999, recorded October 5, 1999 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A574 at Page 2167. Said premises being designated as Florence County Tax Map Parcel Number 077-01058. TOGETHER WITH a Bellcrest Azalea Mobile Home bearing Serial N u m b e r GBHMM32223AB. TMS #: 00077-01-058 (lot) 20000-34-452 (mh) Mobile Home: 1999 BELLC VID GBHMM32223AB SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded by the Plaintiff, the sale of the subject property will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to Section 15-39720, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976; provided, however, that the Court recognizes the option reserved by the Plaintiff to waive such deficiency judgment prior to the sale, and notice is given that the Plaintiff may waive in writing the deficiency judgment prior to the sale; and that should the Plaintiff elect to waive a deficiency judgment, without notice other than the announcement at the sale and notice in writing to the debtor defendant(s) that a deficiency judgment has been waived and that the sale will be final, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. This Property will be sold subject to the 120 day right or redemption of the United States of America, by and through the its Agency the Internal Revenue Service. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.25% per annum. Doris O'Hara Clerk of Court for Florence County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (4/12, 4/19,4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2014-CP-21-3122 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of U.S. Bank, N.A., as trustee on behalf of Mid-State Trust XI against Charles A. Rose and Ann S. Rose, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Monday, May 1, 2017, at 12:00 P.M., at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, MSC-E, Rm B 11, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot 236 on a map of New Town made by A.L. Ervin, dated January 12, 1946 and recorded in Plat Book “G” at page 75; said lot measuring 51.67 feet on the southwesterly side of Ingram Street and extending back therefrom 145.5 feet on its southeasterly boundary, 132.5 feet on its northwesterly boundary and measuring 50 feet across the rear; being bounded on the northeast by Ingram Street; on the southeast by Lots 57 and 70; on the southwest by Lot 247; and on the northwest by Lot 235; Reference being made to said map for a more complete description. This being property conveyed to Charles A. Rose and Ann S. Rose by deed of David Laws, Jr. dated June 30, 1998 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 10, 1998 in Deed Book A529 at page 1534. TMS No. 900-59-11-016. Current address of property is ¬¬806 North Ingram Street, Florence, SC 29501. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES, IF ANY. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at the conclusion of the bidding, Five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may resell 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 will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the Master in Equity's deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording of the deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.50% per annum. Eugene P. Warr, Jr. As Special Referee for Florence County Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@sowellgray.com (4/12, 4/9, 4/26/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2016CP2101655 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DBA CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR VENTURES TRUST 2013-I-HR against ZERITA JOHNSON WILLIAMS AND CITIFINANCIAL SERVICING, LLC, I, the Special Referee for FLORENCE County, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11 AM, at the FLORENCE County Courthouse, FLORENCE, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF QUINBY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 2, BLOCK B. AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF QUINBY ESTATES SUBDIVISION, BY R.C. HIGGINS, C.E., DATED JANUARY 5, 1953 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLEARK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, IN PLAT BOOK “J” AT PAGE 42. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP FOR ANNETTE MARTIEN GEORGE BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES. SURVEYORS, DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 1986 AND RECORDED IN THE AOBVE OFFICE IN PLAT BOOK 26 AT PAGE 146. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOW, TO WIT: ON THE EAST BY WILDWOOD DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT 1, BLOCK B, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; ON THE WEST BY LOT 15, BLOCK B, FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; AND ON THE NORTH BY LOT 3, BLOCK B FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVEMENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ANNETTE MARTIEN GEORGE BY DEED OF EDWARD L. HIMMELMAN AND CHATTIE H. HIMMELMAN, DATED SEPTEMBER 15, 1986 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 1986 IN DEED BOOK A252 AT PAGE 1962; THEREAFTER, ANNETTE MARTIEN A/K/A ANNETTE MARTIEN GEORGE CONVEYED THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO ANNETTE MARTIEN BY DEED DATED JANUARY 6, 1998 AND RECORDED JANUARY 8, 1998 IN DEED BOOK A512 AT PAGE 541; THEREAFTER, ANNETTE MARTIEN CONVEYED THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO ANNETTE MARTIEN AND ZERITA JOHNSON WILLIAMS, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH THE RIGHT OF SURVIORSHIP BY DEED DATED FEBRUARY 26, 2004 AND RECORDED MARCH 5, 2004 IN DEED BOOK A822 AT PAGE 1084; THEREAFTER, ANNETTE MARTIEN DIED ON APRIL 18, 2015, LEAVING ZERITA JOHNSON WILLIAMS AS OWNER OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY BY RIGHT OF SURVIORSHIP. A/K/A: 108 WILDWOOD DRIVE, QUINBY, SC 29506 PARCEL ID#: 90136-04-017 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 the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to

costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) 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). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.2500% per annum. Subject to assessments, FLORENCE County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. The Geheren Firm, P.C. 4828 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30338 April 6, 2017 Attorneys for the Plaintiff. (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Zoe’s South Carolina, 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 and Wine at 2100 West Evans St., Suite B, Florence, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 27, 2017. 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) 898-5899 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-02294 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Vicki P. Hanna, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 2, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT LOT OF LAND SITUATE IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DESIGNATED AS LOT 10, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF LOTS SURVEYED FOR RUSSELL S. SCOTT, BY ERVIN ENGINEERING CO., DATED JUNE 10, 1964, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK "V", PAGE 52. CURRENT PLAT PREPARED BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED MAY 25, 1993, FOR DANIEL LAFRENIERE AND HAYLEY J. LAFRENIERE AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 48 AT PAGE 497 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. THIS LOT HAS THE FOLLOWING METES AND BOUNDS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE LOT, ON THE EAST SIDE OF SCOTT STREET RUNNING S81 DEGREES 19' 07" E A DISTANCE OF 186.02 FEET TO AN IRON; THENCE S 13 DEGREES 32' 45" W A DISTANCE 99.96 FEET TO AN IRON; THENCE N 81 DEGREES 23' 56" W A DISTANCE OF 177.38 FEET TO AN IRON; THENCE N 08 DEGREES 38' 48" A DISTANCE OF 99.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY LOT 11, EAST BY PROPERTY UNKNOWN, SOUTH BY LOT 9, AND WEST BY SCOTT STREET. REFERENCE CURRENT PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO VICKI P. HANNA BY DEED OF LARRY MORRIS KLINE DATED JUNE 13, 2003, AND RECORDED JUNE 17, 2003, IN BOOK A750, AT PAGE 1467, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CUR-

RENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1506 Scott Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90069-01015 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 noncompliance. 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 resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.7% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. Attention is specially called to the encumbrance held by CitiMortgage, Inc., ultimate successor to First Reliance Bank against Vicki P. Hanna recorded on June 17, 2003 in Book A-750 at Page 1472 and being in the original amount of $99,900.00. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17)

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A No.: 2016-CP-21-03052 Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. ., Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Mary E. Hill, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Mary E. Hill, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as Richard Roe, Joan Kelly, The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Department of Housing and Urban Development, First Franklin Financial, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE BCP No.:F16-49459 TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301, Columbia, SC 29201, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-inEquity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY:YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for the Plaintiff. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Mary E. Hill to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Cherry Creek Mortgage Co., Inc. dated April 9, 2015 and recorded on May 29, 2012 in Book 406 at Page 1014, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Subject Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Subject Mortgage being transferred to the Plaintiff by assignment. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land 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, towit: On the North by Winlak 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. Parcel No. 90163-02-012 Property Address: 3608 Winlark Dr., Florence, SC29506 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AS LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of J. Marshall Swails, Esquire as Guardian as Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 2336225, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of

whom may have of claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 3608 Winlark Drive, Florence, SC 29506; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire of 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVED NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 14, 2016. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A No.: 2017-CP-21-315 T.D. Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Carolina First Bank ., Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Kenneth E. Cooper, John Doe and Richard Roe, as representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Kenneth E. Cooper, Deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE BCP No.: F1648072 TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301, Columbia, SC 29201, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if

named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-inEquity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for the Plaintiff. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Kenneth E. Cooper to T.D. Bank, N.A. dated March 23, 2010 and recorded on March 30, 2010 in Book B294 at Page 1781, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Subject Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the School District No. 1-4 the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, on the South side of Florence Claussen Road and being in the North East corner of Thirty-Four (34) Acres Tract of land, as shown on a plat made by E.I. Isenhower on April 10, 1943 for James Cooper Estate. This lot contains 1.48 acres and faces on said road One Hundred Sixty (1600 feet and runs back in parallel lines Two Hundred (200) feet, and is bounded as follows: On the North by the FlorenceClaussen Road, on the East by property now or formerly of O. Isgett, and on the South and West by the remaining property of Mattie Cooper. This being the same property conveyed to Kenneth E. Cooper by deed of KEC Properties, LLC dated March 23, 2010 and recorded in Deed Book B293 at Page 1717, Florence County records. Parcel No. 243-01-024 Property Address: 3826 E. National Cemetary Road, Florence, SC 29506 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of J. Marshall Swails, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is FURTHER upon reading

the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 2336225, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have of claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 3826 E. National Cemetery Road, Florence, SC 29506; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire of 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVED NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on February 2, 2017. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26/17)

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ALL REAL estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination

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Annual Sheriff’s Office Golf Tournament is April 21 The 21st Annual Sheriff’s Office Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 21, at the Country Club of South Carolina, 3525 McDonald Blvd. The format is four person teams; Captain’s Choice. The field is limited to 54 teams (total team handicap minimum 40). Morning tee time is at

Proceeds from this tournament help sponsor the Florence County Sheriff’s Office summer camp program, Camp Pee Dee Pride. The camp, now in its 21st year, is held at Francis Marion University for youth, ages 8-12. Corporate sponsors are Anderson Brothers Bank, Outback Steakhouse, FTC and Coca-Cola. Tournament staff are Captain Wayne Howard, 843-687-9567 and James Allen, 843-245-2660.

8:15 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Afternoon tee time is 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $260 per team (includes cart fees, green fees, mulligans, range balls, refreshments and meal). Prizes will be given for first, tenth and twentiethplace teams. Longest drive and closest to pin on par 3’s will also receive a gift. Hole

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The next lifeguard class at the YMCA begins April 21. Participants must be at least 16 years old and have excellent swimming skills – a swim test is required to enter the course. Pre-work is required, so register at least one week in advance. For more information, visit www.florenceymca.org or call 843-665-1234.

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HOLY HOL LY WEEK W Maundy M aundy Thursd Thursday, day, April 13 Holy Communion, Footwashing Foottwashing & Tenebrae Teenebrae Service of Darkne Darkness ess at 7:00 pm Good Friday, Friday, Aprill 14 Stations of the Cross Crooss at 10:00 am Good Good Friday Service Service at 12:00 Noon Guest Preacher: Dr. D . Joe Baroody Dr Baroody Dr. Baroody Dr. Barooody has served as chaplain, chaplain p , minister, minister, and counselor at hospitals hospitals and medical centers in South Carolina over the course of his 35-year 35--year professional career. career. He is the author of Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverend: What Goes Wrong Wrrong Can Make Y You oou Better Better,, and operates Baroody Baroo dy Pastoral Counseling, a non-profit pastoral counseling ministry in Florence, Florencce, since 2001.

Easter E aster Sunday, Sunda ay, Aprill 16 Sunrise Service at St. John’s John’’s Church on Dargan St. 7:00 am a 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 www.centralmethodist.net .centralmethodist.net Senior Pastor Pastor,, The Reverend Reveerend Will Will Malambri

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Taste of the Symphony to present ‘Evening in Tuscany’ Griggs-Floyd & Grantham, HillIt’s almost time for the spring South, Honda of S.C., Icing Ink, social event that many FlorenOut in Left Field, Rebel Pie, tines look forward to. The annual Southern Hops Brewing Co., The Taste of the Symphony will be Carolinian, Top Hat Special-Teas, held on the evening of April 20 Town Hall, Tracks Cafe at Hope from 7 to 10 p.m. at Roseneath Health, and Victors. Farms. The ladies of the Florence With the theme, “Evening in Symphony Guild will bring their Tuscany,” patrons will sample the favorite hors d’oeuvres and culinary creations of 20 of the desserts to complement the work area’s finest chefs, compleof the celebrity chefs. mented with an array of cocktails, Tickets are $75 each and may wine and beer. be purchased at First Reliance Moss draped live oaks and Bank (Palmetto Street Branch), brightly lit tents provide the perTalbots, Fisher Jewelers and fect backdrop for a summer CYNTHIA Apparel & Shoes. You evening of fine dining and socialmay also contact any guild memizing, accented with live music for ber. listening and dancing. This will be the Florence SymCelebrity chefs include reprephony Guild’s 17th Annual Taste sentatives from First Reliance of the Symphony. Bank whose succulent lamb Organized in 1970, the guild is chops are alway a favorite, as a non-profit organization dediwell as Stifel’s scrumptious fried cated to supporting the symoysters. Raldex Hospitality, a phony, encouraging young newcomer this year, will present musicians and fostering good sweet bourbon wings. As usual, music in the Florence area. It is Red Bone Alley will surprise LOU AND BETTY SNYDER ENJOY LAST comprised of local women who guests with something special. YEAR’S TASTE OF THE SYMPHONY host this event as well as the HolAlso providing tasty sensaiday Home Tour each December. tions are Burger Bar, Block & Vino Neighborhood Butcher, Carolinas Hospital System/ Since its inception, the guild has provided more than Morrison Healthcare, Florence Presbyterian Community, $530,000 to the Florence music community.

Latin students participate in SCJCL Spring Forum Latin students from nine public schools came to Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School for the South Carolina Junior Classical League (SCJCL) Spring Forum on Saturday, March 18. There were more than 200 Latin students in attendance. The day consisted of testing, art and spirit competitions, elections, chariot races, certamen, and just fun. Trinity-Byrnes students placed in many competitions and projects. The new state officers from TBCS are Eleanor Farrell-SCJCL Historian 201718, Andrew Saverance SCJCL Parliamentarian 2017-18, and Rachael Dauksch-SCJCL Editor 2017-18.

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Piano students present honors recital The Florence Independent Music Teachers Association presented a Piano Honors Recital on Sunday, March 26, at 5 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 11, at Central United Methodist Church. The 2017 Florence Piano Festival division winners

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were: Ella Anderson, Sanjana Beeraka, Tannor Buck, Joshua Chang, Michael Frost, Savannah Gaymon, Lydia George, Ishan Gopal, Elizabeth Intemann, Dequan La Sane, Harris Naqvi, Eliza Parrott, Ruth Player, Alby Schirippa, Olivia Schirippa, Abby Severance, Josie Severance, Sasha Skaff, Sophie Skaff, and Annie Kate Wat-

son. The following students were awarded Honorable Mention in the Florence Piano Festival: Jada Hunt, Sina Moosman, Helen Player, Madison Salyer, Mason Sandifer, Elizabeth Sawyer, Sophie Watson, and Amelia Whitehead. The Florence Independent Music Teachers Associ-

ation sponsors the Florence Piano Festival each year. Margaret Rogers served as festival chairman. The follow-

ing teachers participated in the 2017 Florence Piano Festival: Gigi Anderson, Becky Brown, Mary Louise

Hill, Margaret Rogers, Madeline Sawyer, Sue Salyer, and Robin Thompson.

The Kings Academy seniors hosting barbecue The Kings Academy senior class is conducting a barbecue fundraiser on Tuesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plates are $8 and include pulled pork, loaded baked potato casserole, green beans and bread. Pick up or delivery for 10 plates or more is available. Call 843-665-7327 for plates to be delivered.

FAIR HOUSING MONTH

The City of Florence remains true to its commitment to Fair Housing. Each year the City celebrates the month of April as “Fair Housing Month”. This year’s scheduled event - in partnership with the Housing Authority of Florence - will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm at the City Center, 324 W. Evans St. For additional information, please contact Retha S. Brown @ 843-665-3175.

DIVISION WINNERS of the Florence Piano Festival who performed in the 2017 Honors Recital are Sanjana Beeraka, Tannor Buck, Savannah Gaymon, Lydia George, Elizabeth Intemann, Harris Naqvi, Eliza Parrott, Ruth Player, Alby Schirippa, Olivia Schirippa, Abby Severance, Josie Severance, Sasha Skaff, Sophie Skaff, and Annie Kate Watson. Michael Frost is not pictured. Photo by Abbas Naqvi

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George Brown gets first Frankie Award

LATIN STUDENTS DISPLAY GRANT – The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) donated a Caristia grant to help support Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate attendance at the National Junior Classical League Convention to be held in July. CAMWS is an organization for Classics (Latin and Greek) teachers of all levels who enjoy learning about the ancient world. Josiane Vero is the Latin teacher at TBCS.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area has presented its first “Frankie Award” to board member George H. Brown, a true champion for kids who has displayed an extra measure of generosity and leadership in service to the club. The award honors the late Frank Avent, a long term board member and generous supporter who demonstrated to board and staff how to give to the community by serving others who need us the most. George Brown has served on the board of directors of the Rick and Susan Goings Boys & Girls Club in Hemingway since 2004, and has been on the organization’s corporate board since 2009. “George’s influence in the Hemingway community is an example to other board members,” said Erik Marechal, board chair. “His willingness and ability to lead the Pepsi Classic com-

George Brown receives Frankie Award from Board Chair Erik Marechal mittee to one of its most successful tournaments in its 31year history is a testament to George’s commitment to the

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area and to the 3,200 children we serve at our six locations annually.”


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