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NEIGHBORS NAME: Deborah Bartelle FAMILY: Two sons, three grandchildren BORN: Florence, resides here OCCUPATION: Information Services Manager at Library HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Reading, beach, nature walks and festivals WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: The oneness and hospitality WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? ‘My mother and grandmother. Observing their strength has helped me to be strong.’

BY PHILIP MAENZA Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. People often dream of the day when they can finally retire from work, however, that is not the case for Yvonne Chastain, the nearly 90year-old bookkeeper at Duncan and Floyd’s accounting firm. Chastain was born in Mullins, but moved to Michigan during her childhood and then eventually to Georgia during her senior year of high school. It was in Georgia where she started her first job after high school. She has been working ever since. Chastain met her former husband in Georgia and had three daughters. She eventually moved to Roanoke, VA, but ultimately after having separated from her husband decided to move back to the Florence area to be with her parents and raise her daughters. Once in Florence she worked as a secretary for the state of South Carolina. According to Chastain, she was the first secretary to work for the state. This job would eventually lead Chastain to where she is today. The secretary position was for the office of state income taxes. This job as a secretary exposed her to the world of accounting and bookkeeping.

YVONNE CHASTAIN – pictured at her office at Duncan and Floyd Certified Public Accountants While working various other positions as a secretary Chastain went to a business school in Florence during the 1960’s. This is where she learned how to use the 10-key adding machine. She says that this skill was the most important skill set she could have

learned. She remarked, “Even to this day I still use the skills I learned from those classes.” As she continued various secretarial positions, Chastain began working on her boss’ depreciation schedules. This was her big break into the world of finances.

An accounting company, formerly known as Mcintosh and Earp, which is now Duncan and Floyd, had asked Chastain if she would like to come work for them.

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Florence Little Theatre presents annual awards night On Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m., Florence Little Theatre will present its 55th Annual Awards Night. This will be a night where the 2017-18 season will be celebrated and the dynamic 2018-19 season will be announced. It’s an evening sure to be filled with laughter as well as suspense as the Theatre’s acting award, The Irving, will be announced for each of the past

year’s productions. At the end, everyone will congratulate the winners at a light dessert reception. The event is free and open to the public. And the nominees for the 201718 Irving Awards are... Music Man, Jr. - Freeman Williams, Bradford Averitt, Daniel Hilbourn, Jordan Taylor Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Justin Johnson, Emily Coker,

Amanda Graham, Nikki Frabott, Cole Davis, Faith Hyman, Joey Webster, Brandon Michaelangelo Herron, Frankie Sullivan, Devin Jennings The Game's Afoot - Frankie Sullivan, Nikki Frabott, Joan Shortall, Lloyd Willcox, Rebecca Lynne Perkins, Dorothy Rushton, Larry Falck, Meggie Baker Driving Miss Daisy - Alonzo Davis, Maggie Evans

You Can’t Take It With You Meggie Baker, Shannon Dunn, Susan Capps Oliver, Cliff Jones, Lloyd Willcox, Joey Webster, Heather Ward, Raymond Taylor, Daniel Knight Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Ken Kammer, Tripp Taylor, Matt Sims, Michael Lindley, Candy Barefoot Carter, Cole Davis.

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Florence Library presents artist The opening reception for an art exhibit for the art of the Rev Dr. Lisa Baroody Culpepper took place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence on May 20. The Rev. Dr. Culpepper serves as pastor of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Hemingway. She has been involved cross-culturally for many

years through participation and leadership of mission teams to Latin and Central America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. She holds a doctoral degree in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies. The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library.

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the firm. The company has since changed owners, currently owned by Allen Floyd and William Duncan. Subsequently it is now called Duncan and Floyd, but Chastain has been there through it all for the past 55 years. When current firm coowner Allen Floyd was asked about the work that Chastain has been doing for the organization he said, “I don’t know of anyone more devoted than Yvonne Chastain” and that she is affectionately called “everyone’s mama”. Floyd’s co-owner, William “Bill” Duncan, described Chastain as “the most loyal, dependable, enthusiastic, warm, and delightful.” Chastain never thought that she would be working in bookkeeping as she is today. She said that as a secretary she was “not ever good at

short hand”, but she was “always good at figures”. It was this ability and her passion, drive, and determination that led her to where she is today. When asked whether or not she likes what she does she said, “Yes, figures are never dull or boring. Figures are just fascinating!” Chastain says that the hardest part of the job is when she is not working with figures. Over time she has had to adapt to the changes in technology for the world of accounting. She said, “I learned what I had to do for the job,” in regards to the changes that have happened in the field. She said that one of the biggest changes is the amount of paperwork. She claims that there is more paperwork and more deadline today then there were in the past.

When asked if she ever plans to retire she said. “I have no plans to retire. As long as they want me here, I will be here.” She feels as though if she were to retire then she would spend all day reading, “Which would be too much of a good thing.” Chastain has a love of reading. She especially enjoys reading mysteries or historical novels. Her main requirements are that the book has a good plot and deep meaning. In fact, it is not uncommon for Chastain to read up to seven books in one whole week. Chastain will turn 90 years old this June. Through her three daughters she is a grandmother to six grandchildren and a great-grandmother to eight great-grandchildren. She has spent a lifetime working and she has no intentions of stopping anytime soon. Chastain never imagined that she would end up raising her daughters or working in her hometown. However, she said she “has been immensely blessed by the Florence area and could not imagine being anywhere else.”

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Summer reading kick-off TIMMONSVILLE--The Baker Memorial Library in Timmonsville will host a summer reading kick-off on Monday, June 4, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. This event will promote early literacy and encourage parents to bring their children to the library to enjoy different art forms and activities that reinforce learning. Mad Science will provide a science-based enrichment program for children in 5K through 6th grade. This free

event will also feature face painting, balloon sculpting, crafts provided by Home Depot, and much more. Refreshments will be served. This event is funded by the Friends of the Timmonsville Library with additional support from local businesses, and is free and open to the public. For additional information about this and other programs, call the Baker Memorial Library at 843-346-2941.

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Eighteen high school students graduate from FDTC Eighteen high school students who made up Florence-Darlington Technical College’s (FDTC) largestever Early College program class, graduated on May 10, at the Florence Center. This is the third graduating class of the Early College program. The students graduated with an Associate of Arts degree, and they repre-

This month in SC history On May 6, 1815, William Linnen, a tailor in Charleston, stood behind the columns of St. Michael’s Church, watching intently as Dr. David Ramsay walked home. Linnen was notorious for making frequent threats against lawyers, judges, and jurors, so the court asked Ramsay, the city’s preeminent physician, to evaluate his mental state. Declaring him insane, Ramsay recommended that Linnen be confined in prison, the only institution available for mentally ill patients at the time. When his behavior improved, he was released, redoubling his threats, including ones against Ramsay. As Ramsay approached the church that Saturday afternoon, Linnen made good on his threats. Stepping into the street, he drew a horseman’s pistol from under a handkerchief, and fired three times into Ramsay’s back. Passersby carried Ramsay to his home— only a few steps from the scene—where Ramsay reportedly absolved Linnen, reiterating that he was mentally disturbed and therefore “free from guilt.” He lingered for two days, then finally succumbed to his wounds on May 8, 1815. With Ramsay’s death, the state lost one of its greatest supporters and one of the first historians of America. Born in Pennsylvania in 1749 to Irish immigrants, Ramsay studied medicine at the College of Pennsylvania under Benjamin Rush, the most prominent American surgeon

DAVID RAMSAY, M.D. From the collections of the South Carolina Historical Society and physician of the period. In 1773 he moved to Charleston, where he set up a large medical practice. When the colony broke from England, Ramsay became an ardent patriot, serving in the state legislature during the entire war and traveled with the militia as a field surgeon. On the second anniversary of the Declaration of Independence—in perhaps the first Independence Day speech in America—he boldly declared: “Our present form of government is every way preferable to the royal one we have lately renounced.” After the 1780 fall of Charleston, the British imprisoned him in St. Augustine, FL, for 11 months. There he started writing his History of the Revolution in South Carolina, eventually published in 1785. At war’s end, Ramsay read copious public and congressional records and collected information from Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and notable figures to compile his best-

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known work, History of the American Revolution (1789). The brief remainder of his life was devoted to practicing medicine and writing history, including The History of South Carolina (1809), “A Eulogium on Dr. Rush,” (1813) delivered at the funeral of his former mentor, and A Brief History of the Independent or Congressional Church in Charleston. He is buried in the graveyard at Charleston’s Circular Congregational Church.

sent Darlington High School, Wilson High School, West Florence High School and Grace Home School. “We are thrilled to have this many students graduating with Associate’s Degrees,” said Maggie Gause, Director of K-12 Relations at FDTC. “These students have made a great decision by starting their college careers early. They have managed to complete their degrees while participating in activities, athletics, fine arts and more that their high schools had to offer. FDTC wishes them all well in their future endeavors.” Graduates from Darlington High School included Haylie Blackwell (Francis Marion University), Andrea Goodson (University of South Carolina), Aryana Inman (Wingate University), Johnny James (Francis Marion University), Kyra March (Harvard University), Kendrell Parker (University

of South Carolina), Jazmine Robinson (USC Sumter), Shayla Samuel (University of South Carolina), Zachary Sandifer (Clemson University), Olivia Vacanti (Francis Marion University), Rickya Washington (Greenville Technical College), Kaitlyn Westbrook (Coker College) and Emily Yarborough (University of South Carolina). McKenzie Gallo (College of Charleston) is the West Florence High School student who graduated. Wilson High School graduates included Hannah Griffin (Clemson University), Avahna Baker (Coker College) and Jerrisha Genwright (Winthrop University). Grace Home School’s Katie Lynn Johnson (Bob Jones University) also graduated from the Early College program. Hannah Griffin, Katie Lynn Johnson and Kyra March completed their degrees with a 4.0 GPA.

The Early College program was established in the summer of 2014, and it offers students the opportunity to take college classes leading to an Associate of Arts degree. In the high schools, a certified college instructor teaches the students of the program. High school students of the program will earn at least three hours of college credit for each class once they have successfully earned a C or higher. The Early College program offers 71 college hours. More than 400 students walked across the stage at the Florence Center on Thursday, May 10, and the college had more than 600 students graduate overall. For more information on the FDTC Early College Program, contact Maggie Gause at Maggie.Gause@fdtc.edu or 843-661-8020.

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Note to Seattle: If you want less of something, tax it By Thomas L. Knapp What’s the best way to help the homeless? While there are lots of reasons for homelessness in America, ranging from mental illness to the use of e.g. “sex offender registries” to put certain areas off-limits to certain people, poverty likely places high on the list -- and a major cause of poverty is the inability to find a good job. Apparently the city council of Seattle, Washington, disagrees. On May 14, the council voted unanimously to start reducing the Emerald City’s employment opportunities for the purpose of funding the city government’s homeless services and affordable housing schemes. They didn’t put it that way, of course. In fact, at least one city council member accused companies like Amazon and Starbucks of “blackmail” for pointing out the obvious and inevitable consequence of demanding that employers pay a $275 annual “head tax” on each fulltime employee in the city. According to the Associated Press coverage of the tax, it would “raise roughly $48 million a year to build new affordable housing units and provide emergency homeless services.” That figure is likely based on an untenable assumption: That Seattle will continue to have as many or more full-time employees working within the city limits after the tax is implemented than it had before the tax was passed. In fact, what Seattle’s politicians are telling prospective employers and current employers is “don’t locate here, and if you are already located here, move away, or at least don’t expand.” The tax may raise some money, but its main effect will be to increase unemployment in Seattle. Its secondary effect will be to raise the cost of building “affordable housing” in the city since the labor cost for every carpenter, bricklayer, electrician, etc. will go up. And the cost of everything else, too. Grocers and cab companies and landscapers and restaurants aren’t going to just grin and fork over the tax. They’re going to raise prices to cover it. Both of those effects lead to a tertiary effect: Fewer jobs and more expensive housing, transportation, food, etc. will mean more, not fewer, homeless people. Naturally, the likely “solution” to the problem getting worse rather than better will be to increase the tax. And that likelihood creates “regime uncertainty.” Perhaps some companies would consider the other benefits of locating in Seattle worth $275 per year per employee. But if the tax can go from $275 to $500 to $1,000 at the drop of a hat, Seattle just won’t look like a good place to start a new enterprise or expand an existing one. I dislike “targeted” tax measures because they smack of social engineering. But if Seattle’s politicians really want to help the homeless by messing with the tax code, the better way would be to offer tax BREAKS to companies that employ people, and especially companies that employ people to build homes. Seattle cannot and will not tax its way out of its homelessness and housing problems. But it should at least stop looking for ways to tax itself more deeply into those problems.

Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org ). He lives and works in north central Florida.

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News Journal’s new editor says “Hello” Hello, my name is Philip James Maenza III. I am the new editor here at The News Journal. I have already met so many new people and long time readers of The News Journal and I look forward to meeting many more. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself a little bit more in-depth to you, the readers. I grew up in Pennsylvania. My parents are pastors of an Assemblies of God church in my hometown. I am the oldest of four siblings. I have two brothers and sister. I went to Houghton College. It is a small Christian liberal arts college in Western New York, about an hour south of Buffalo. Last fall a good friend was moving to Florence to start a new job. I had just begun my master’s degree online and thought that it would be a wonderful new opportunity to live in South Carolina. I packed up

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my bags, my cat, and left my winter boots behind and made the nearly 12 hour drive down here. The area of Florence has grown on me so quickly over the past few months. I have enjoyed the events downtown, ice skating in the Florence Center, reading a lot of books at the public library, and of course the food. I had been a reader of The News Journal before I even knew of the opportunity of this position. It was because of the paper that I was able to know of local events, community news, and some of the people that live here. I felt as though the

paper was a bridge between all the community members and it is what brought me a little closer to this wonderful area. But that’s enough about me, I want to you talk about you, the reader. I know change is not always easy. I had the opportunity to train with Brenda Harrison, the former editor of 30 years here at The Journal before she retired. I saw the impact she had on this community and the important role she played for you as readers. I know I will never be able to replace Brenda. But I do plan to carry on her legacy. I want to continue what she started all those years ago: bringing good news to the community of Florence, Hartsville, Marion and Cheraw. The past two weeks here have already been fun and rewarding and I look forward to many years working to provide the readers of The

News Journal with the good news they love. I am always looking for a good news story, but more importantly I am always looking to get to know the readers. I am excited to see what the future holds for all of us. I look forward to the stories yet to come. I especially look forward to the friendships that are going to be made. I’ve heard it said that “it takes a village to raise a child”, but I also think it takes a community to make a newspaper. As I begin to create relationships in this community I am going to rely on each of you to help me find the best news, good news, that you as the readers love. Please feel free to contact me at philipm@florencenewsjournal.com, call the office at 843-667-9656, or by stopping by the main office in Florence.

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4 tips for blending 5 generations into the same workplace By Sue Hawkes “A divided country” is a prevalent theme in America today, and simultaneously many business leaders find the need for their employees to work well together has never been more important – or perhaps more challenging. For the first time in modern history, the workforce consists of four and sometimes five generations within a single company. That age/experience difference can lead to varied ways of looking at things – and also varied ways in which coworkers perceive those from another generation. Research by firms that explore office interaction reveals generation gaps in areas such as communication style, goals, adaptation to change and technical skills. Bosses face the challenge of how to bridge these differences. “It starts with dropping the stereotypes,” says Sue Hawkes (www.suehawkes. com), a leadership expert and author of Chasing Perfection: Shatter the Illusion,

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Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success. “Belief in generational stereotypes limits your ability to harness the best from everyone at the table. A company’s leader can learn how to unlock potential from all generations by engaging everyone around shared values.” Hawkes gives four tips on how business leaders can get employees in a multi-generational company to work well together through effective communication: • Building bridges. Despite wide age disparities, common ground needs to be found. Hawkes says that requires investing the time to learn about others and their motivations. “The research and conversations about generations tend to focus on the differences,” Hawkes says. “Millennials, for instance, get a bad rap in the working world, like they have an inflated sense of entitlement. Yet research shows they share some traits with entrepreneurs.” • Daily check-ins. Reading the temperature in your multi-generational office doesn’t include trying to read employees’ minds. Hawkes emphasizes that younger people new to their career need interaction. “Don’t assume people

you’re mentoring haven’t asked a question because they already know the answer,” Hawkes says. “Be proactive and make daily check-ins a habit. It gives them a chance to air thoughts and ask questions.” • Share a big enough “why.” Employees of all ages and backgrounds are key gears that turn the big wheel. At the center of that wheel is the why – essentially, the core values of the company culture. “Some people are put off by a new or younger employee’s need to know the why for the things they’re asked to do,” Hawkes says. “Once rules and methods are explained as connections to success, everybody moves forward with a renewed purpose.” • Set clear expectations for projects, goals. No matter what generation leaders are from, they should make sure their mentee or employee understands exactly what they want and how with a specific timeline. “It’s important to be explicitly clear,” Hawkes says. “Someone from a different generation may not have the same ideas about what is relevant and necessary toward certain business objectives.” “I challenge the belief

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that any generation can be categorized and generalized in behavior,” Hawkes says. “We can move from seeing the barriers between us to a place of common ground and opportunity, doing so with courageous and open conversations expanding on what each person brings to the table.” Sue Hawkes (www.suehawkes.com) is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, Certified EOS Implementer, Certified Business Coach, WPO Chapter Chair, and globally recognized, award-winning seminar leader.

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Historical marker recognizes waterway used. The earliest record of Jefferies (Jafries) Creek is found on the Welsh Grant Map (November 29, 1735) that locates the creek in the lower corner of the Queensborough Township, which is now Florence County. The headwater of this black water stream is Bird’s Nest Bay in Darlington County. There is a total of 229.5 stream miles and 353.2 acres of lake waters in the Jefferies Creek Watershed that flow into the Great Pee Dee River several miles below the City of Florence. This stream was made navigable by statutes passed by the state after the American Revolution. Early Pee Dee families obtained land grants on Jefferies (Jeffries) Creek from King George III of England, but most were obtained through the Colony, and later the State of South Carolina.

SC farm and art tours in Florence The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour canvasses a large swath of the state in June, with the Pee Dee Region first up June 2-3. Every weekend in June the largest farm and art tour in the United States visits participating farms and farmers markets while featuring artisans at those locations. The free, self-guided tour includes Florence, along with Chesterfield, Darlington, and Horry counties. The farms participating in Florence County Saturday, June 2, include Moore Farms Botanical Garden, McKenzie Farms and Nursery, City Center Farmers Market, Pee Dee State Farmer’s Market, The Barn, and Green Acres Country Market. Saturdays hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except the City Center Farmers Market, which will follow its regular 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. hours. Sunday the event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with The Barn and Moore Farms Botanical Gardens participating. In Florence, visitors on the tour will get the chance to visualize how their food is created, quiz artists about their creative wares and purchase their works, and learn more about the idiosyn-

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Health fair planned Darlington County First Steps is hosting a community health fair on June 1st at the Darlington Recreation Department, 300 Sanders Street, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PDRTA will provide all rides free of charge to and from the health fair. Pick up and drop off will be every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the event. The goal is to have as many residents as possible attend this event. The Darlington County First Steps is offering free lunch to the first 50 people to arrive. There will be free health screenings, door prizes, and giveaways. There will be a variety of vendors representing health care, employment services, and community service organizations. Job employment services will also be available. For more information call, 843-639-0441.

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The Pedee Chapter of the South Carolina State Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century held a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, May 16, overlooking Jefferies Creek, for the unveiling of a historical marker identifying Jefferies Creek as an important waterway during the Colonial era. The local Chapter researched and provided necessary documentation to the National Society for approval of the historical marker and then coordinated with the City of Florence for its placement. Jefferies Creek was one of the main water highways of the colonial period of the area now know as Darlington and Florence Counties. It is speculated it was named to honor Lord Chancellor George Jeffreys of England circa 1683. Many different spellings of the name were


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3D mammography™ now available at McLeod McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and McLeod Health Dillon now offer the most accurate mammogram available – 3D Mammography™. The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina regardless of race. It is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the state and the leading cancer site diagnosed at McLeod Health. Early detection significantly increases a woman’s chance of survival. The National Cancer Institute recommends that women begin having annual mammograms at age 40. What is 3D Mammography™?

3D Mammography™ produces a three-dimensional view that allows doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer unlike the flat images used in conventional mammograms. A good analogy for 3D Mammography™ is like thinking of the pages in a book. If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages – but when you open it up, you can go through the entire book page-bypage to see everything between the covers. What are the advantages of 3D Mammography™? Studies show that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is the only mammogram that is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone. This is good news for patients, as nearly fifty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense

breasts. 3D Mammography™ also allows for earlier detection, finding 20 percent to 65 percent more invasive cancers than conventional mammography. In addition, 3D Mammography™ provides greater peace of mind, reducing call back exams by up to 40 percent. How does a 3D Mammogram™ work? Women will see little difference between a conventional 2D mammogram and a 3D mammogram™. The exam takes about the same amount of time – a 3.7 second scan time – and the positioning is the same. The real difference is in the information available to the doctor. If it’s time for your annual mammogram, schedule your 3D Mammogram at either of the McLeod locations by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 7772095.

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

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that DOLCE ENTERPRISES, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of LIQUOR at 160 S. DARGAN ST. FLORENCE, SC 29506. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than MAY 25, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same

600 ..................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605 .................................BURIAL SPACES 610..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612 .....................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615 .............................................CONDOS 618.....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620 ..............................HOMES FOR RENT 625 ..............................HOMES FOR SALE 630 .................................LAND FOR RENT 632 ...............................LAND FOR LEASE 635 .................................LAND FOR SALE 636 ...................................LAND WANTED 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 640 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650 ....................................OFFICE SPACE 660............................RESORT PROPERTY 665 ............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670..............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900 ...................................................ATVS 910 ...........................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 ..................................................CARS 930 ..................................MOTORCYCLES 940 .................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980...................................................VANS 990 .........................................STATEWIDE

county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (5/9,5/16,5/23/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-2100146 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. vs. Walter J. Treadway; Dee Treadway; Atlantic Credit & Finance Special Finance Unit III, LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 5, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL

THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 2, BLOCK "C, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF LAURELWOOD SUBDIVISION BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY DATED AUGUST 24, 1979 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 18 AT PAGE 741. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY, DATED APRIL 7, 2010 AND RECORDED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED OFFICE IN PLAT BOOK 96 AT PAGE 469. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WALTER J. TREADWAY

AND DEE TREADWAY, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF ADVANTA IRA ADMINISTRATION, LLC F/K/A ENTRUST GEORGIA, LLC, F/B/O R.E. HARLESS, JR. IRA #SC-10109 DATED APRIL 5, 2012 AND RECORDED MAY 15, 2012 IN BOOK B404 AT PAGE 806 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 320 Bayberry Circle, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00983-03-002 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. 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 sup-

plemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-2102832 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital I Inc. Trust 2002NC5 vs. Teresa I. Breeden, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 5, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF QUINBY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT 11, BLOCK C, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF QUINBY ESTATES RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK J AT PAGE 42, AND PLAT BOOK N AT PAGE 7. THE SAID LOT FRONTS ON CREEK DRIVE AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: NORTHEAST BY LOT 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 425 FEET, MORE OR LESS; SOUTHEAST BY CREEK DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; SOUTHWEST BY LOT 10 FOR A DISTANCE OF 438 FEET, MORE OR LESS; AND NORTHWEST BY A BRANCH. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BARRY E. BREEDEN AND TERESA I. BREEDEN, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OR SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF TIMOTHY CRAIG SWINTON AND IDA MAE MURRAY DATED NOVEMBER 4, 1985 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 22, 1985 IN BOOK A238 AT PAGE 572 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 220 Creek Drive, Quinby, SC 29506

TMS: 90135 01 009 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.49% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-2100824 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted

in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association as trustee for Holders of Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-RF1 vs. Ada O. Nwankudu; Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Sara W. Norwood, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Beth Sheppard Lee; Montessori School of Florence; Branch Banking and Trust Company s/b/m to Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina; First Reliance Bank; GMAC Mortgage LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 5, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONTAINING 0.17 ACRES, MORE OR LESS AND BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE EAST BY WARLEY STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 50.06 FEET; ON THE NORTH BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FLORENCE FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.02 FEET; ON THE WEST BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FLORENCE FOR A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; AND ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF BETH SHEPPARD LEE FOR DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET. ALL AS FURTHER AND MORE

SPECIFICALLY SHOWN ON THAT PLAT OF SURVEY RECORDED NOVEMBER 2, 2016 IN BOOK 105 AT PAGE 270 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ADA O. NWANKUDU BY DEED OF WALTER RITTER AND LINDA RITTER, DATED FEBRUARY 16, 2001, AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 26, 2001, IN DEED BOOK A621 AT PAGE 1553, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 313 Warley Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90074-09-019 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.25% 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 Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (5/16,5/23,5/30/18)

NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014-CP-2102324 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust vs. Michael M. Friday; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 5, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CARTERSVILLE TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF FLORENCE AND STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY OTHER LANDS OF THE GRANTOR AND MEASURING TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) FEET; ON THE EAST BY LANDS OF THE GRANTOR AND MEASURING 111.59 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LANDS OF ISAIAH DICKEY, FORMERLY WAYNE HILL AND MEASURING TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY PUBLIC ROAD NO. S-21-53 AND MEASURING 111.59 FEET. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL M. FRIDAY AND BARBARA FRIDAY, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, FOR AND DURING THEIR JOINT LIVES, AND UPON THE DEATH OF EITHER OF

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-00149 American Advisors Group Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Ann M. Angelides and the Personal Representative of the Estate of Ann M. Angelides if any, and any other heirs-at-law or Distributees of Ann M. Angelides; hers heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns and Spouses, if any they have, and all other persons entitled to claim under them or through them, all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described herein; also any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being designated as “John Doe”; and any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as “Richard Roe”;

The United States of America, acting by and through, its agent, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Brock and Scott Holding, Inc.; Unifund CCR Partners; Palisades Collection,Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE BCP No.: F17-43401 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 above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Ann M. Angelides to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as nominee for American Advisors Group dated December 11, 2015 and recorded on December 29, 2015 in Book 609 at Page 620, 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 and being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No.11, Block "G", as shown on a map of Westhaven Subdivision by Adams & Ervin, E.C., dated May 23, 1929 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book "C" at Page 307. Reference is also made to a map made for Verna G. Carr by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated August 1, 1991 and recorded in the above-mentioned Office in Plat Book 41 at Page 353. Said lot being bounded as follow, to wit: On the North side by King Avenue for a distance of 60.0 feet; on the

East side by Calhoun Drive for a distance of 157.75 feet; on the South side by Lot 22, Block "G" for a distance of 60.0 feet; and on the West side by Lot No. 10, Block "G" for a distance of 157.75 feet. Reference being had to the abovementioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. BEING the same property conveyed to Ann M. Angelides by Deed from Verna G. Carr, Richard A. Carr and Kym M. Cyr, dated February 24, 2000 and recorded March 2, 2000 at Book A588, Page 334. Parcel No. 90046-12-012Property Address: 1200 King Avenue, Florence, SC 29501 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) 233-6225, 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 or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1200 King Avenue, Florence, SC 29501; 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) 2336225, 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

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Clerk of Court for Florence County on January 19, 2018. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) Notice of Sale: On June 9, 2018 at 10 am, Florence Mini Storage will sell the following units of personal property at a public sale to the highest bidder pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rent at its self-storage facility. Purchased takes the property subject to any liens or security interest which are perfected and recorded or liens which owner has knowledge. The sale will take place at 2217 2nd Loop Rd. Florence, SC. Units contain furniture appliances, and other household item. The following is a list of units and owners: D083 Konstantin Lo; F063 Larry Burroughs; B206 Laura Morris; C027 Ralph Burns; C016 Charles Ivory; E226 Kelly Green. (5/16,5/23/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that RADLEX II, STAYBRIDGE SUITES, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON/OFF premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 150 WEST PARK DR. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JUNE 1, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that MDR, INC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for

a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 2680 HOSPITALITY BOULEVARD FLORENCE, SC 29501 . To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JUNE 1, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE FAMILY COURT OF FLORENCE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT John L. Alford, Jr vs Shirley Alford 2017-DR-21-1726 you are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscriber at 814 W Evans Street, Florence, SC 29211, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded. You are hereby noticed that a final hearing will commence on the 13th day of July 2018 on the 2nd Floor of the Florence County Judicial Center located at 181 N Irby Street, Florence SC 29501. Joshua A. Bailey, Attorney for the Plaintiff, Finklea Law Firm Post Office Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 jbailey@finklealaw.com (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WAIVED BY PLAINTIFF; DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT DEMANDED BY DEFENDANT/CROSS-PLAINTIFF ANNE W. PEARCE NO DEFICIENCY SALE WILL BE HELD NOT ELIGIBLE

FOR LOAN MODIFICATION UNDER THE HOME AFFORDABLE MODIFICATION PROGRAM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FLORENCE COUNTY IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2016CP-21-01558 FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO COMMUNITY RESOURCE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BETH J. CAMERON; RODNEY C. CAMERON; ANN W. PEARCE A/K/A ANNE W. PEARCE; COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL SOLUTIONS, INC., Defendant(s). AND ANNE W. PEARCE, Defendant/Cross-Plaintiff, vs. BETH J. CAMERON AND RODENY C. CAMERON Defendants/Cross-Defendants. BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, as successor in interest by merger to Community Resource Bank, N.A. v. Beth J. Cameron; Rodney C. Cameron; Ann W. Pearce a/k/a Anne W. Pearce; Comprehensive Legal Solutions, Inc., case number 2016-CP-2101558, I, the undersigned Clerk of Court for Florence County, will hold a sale on June 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29601, and sell the following described property to the highest bidder: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 4 on a map made by Ervin Engineering Co., dated December 8, 1977, and recorded in Plat Book 66 at page 326, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference is made to the above mentioned survey. This being the same property conveyed to Beth J. Cameron by deed of Randall W. Cameron and Rita A. Cameron, dated January 7, 1998 and recorded January 8, 1998 in Deed Book A512 at page 537, Florence County Records. 4831 Eureka Road, Florence, SC 29506 TMS#: 00275-01258 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than Plaintiff, will deposit with the Florence County Clerk of Court at the conclusion of the bidding five percent (5%) of its 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. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse

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Page 7 to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions at the risk of the said highest bidder. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the conveying deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.500% per annum. Should Plaintiff or one of its representatives fail to be present at the time of sale, the property shall be automatically withdrawn from said sale. THIS SALE IS ALSO MADE SUBJECT TO ALL FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND EXISTING EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND SENIOR LIENS AND/OR OTHER ENCUMBRANCES OF RECORD. Doris Poulos O‚Hara Clerk of Court, Florence County Florence, South Carolina 5/8/2018 JAT 15079959 (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (Case No.: 2017-CP-21-02834 Brittiany Blackmon, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Larry J. Blackmon, Plaintiff v. Shane Gillum Cassidy, The Edge Bar & Grill, LLC d/b/a Edge Bar & Grill, and International KDC, Inc. d/b/a The Trophy Club, Defendants.) TO INTERNATIONAL KDC, INC., d/b/a THE TROPHY CLUB: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer Plaintiff’s Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint upon the subscribers, Matthew E. Yelverton and D. Scott Drescher, at their office located at 60 Folly Road, Charleston, South Carolina, 29407, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or

otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint and judgment by default will be rendered against you. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence, South Carolina on October 18, 2017. Matthew E. Yelverton, Yelverton Law Firm, LLC, 60 Folly Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, Attorney for the Plaintiff. (5/16,5/23,5/30/18) NOTICE OF SALE AUCTION WILL BE AT 10:00 AM AT HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE 825 E. HOWE SPRINGS RD FLORENCE, SC 29505 LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDERSIGNED WILL SELL TO SATISFY THE LIEN OF OWNER AT PUBLIC SALE. COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR THE FOLLOWING UNITS WILL BE. NELSON OROZCO- F129 AND OUTSIDE BOAT JAMES DAVID- A23HOUSEHOLD HAROLD SMALL-A06 JOSEPH WHITE-B36 MICHAEL BARNES-C59A SANDRA PAIGE-F116 TYREE SEEGERS-E89A CATRINA BOYD-GEEC60-F121 HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJCT OR REMOVE ALL BIDS AND REMOVE ANY ITEM FROM THE SALE . SECTION 39-20-45 (5/16,5/23/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER 2017-DR-21-1164 TO THE DEFENDANT MATTHEW TEDDER: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, the original of which was filed in the Office

of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint upon the undersigned, Attorney for the Plaintiffs, at Post Office Box 13269, Florence, SC 29504, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the said Complaint within the time stated, Plaintiffs will apply for relief as sought in the Complaint. BRYAN W. BRADDOCK Attorney for Plaintiffs SC Bar Number 15595 Post Office Box 13269 2231 W. Palmetto Street, Suite 203 Florence, SC 29504 Telephone: 843-292-8780 Fax: 843-292-8785 (5/23,5/30,6/6/18)

SUMMONS (Formal Appointment as Creditor) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE No. 2016-ES-08-168-2 IN RE:ESTATE OF JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, JR. CURTIS WHITE, Petitioner, vs. CATHERINE MARTIN and JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, III, Respondents. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED, JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, III, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned subscriber, Andrew T. Shepherd, Esquire, at his office at the address below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. You are hereby given notice further that if you fail to appear or defend and fail to answer the Petition as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of service, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. NOTICE OF FILING TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED, JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, III, YOU

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THEM, THEN TO THE SURVIVOR OF THEM, BY DEED FROM MONROE A. FRIDAY AND MARGIE FRIDAY, DATED SEPTEMBER 23, 1999 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 24, 1999, IN BOOK A573 AT PAGE 2154, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER BARBARA FRIDAY PASSED AWAY AND FULL TITLE PASSED TO MICHAEL M. FRIDAY BY OPERATION OF LAW. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2329E Lynches River Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00005-04-034 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (5/16,5/23,5/30/18)

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Page 8 ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Summons and Petition for Formal Appointment in the above-captioned matter were filed with the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, 300-B California Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, on July 25, 2016 in Case No. 2016ES08168-2. s/Andrew T. Shepherd, Esquire 207 East 1st North Street (zip 29483) P.O. Box 130 Summerville, SC 29484 (843) 410-0711 firm (843) 302-8329 fax S.C. Bar No.: 76859 andrew@hartfirm.com Attorney(s) for Petitioner Summerville, South Carolina (5/23,5/30,6/6/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold

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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2017-DR-21-1144 DAWN MICHELLE BOLLER, PLAINTIFF, -VSALICIA ANN MUNDEY AND BRANDON LEE MUNDEY, DEFENDANTS. ORDER OF PUBLICATION Having read and filed the Complaint for Order of Publication by Kaye Patel Fraley, attorney for the Plaintiff herein, and it appearing to my satisfaction that this is an action wherein the maternal grandmother of a minor child is seeking custody of that child, and further that the Defendant, Alicia Ann Mundey, cannot after due diligence be located in the County and State in which she last resided, It is ORDERED that service in this matter be made on the Defendant, Alicia Ann Mundey, by publishing copies of the Summons, Notice of Publication and this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in Florence County, South Carolina, once weekly for three consecutive weeks, and by forwarding a copy of the pleadings to the Defendant, Alicia Ann Mundey, at her last known address. A.E. MOREHEAD, III CHIEF JUDGE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES TWELFTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT Florence, South Carolina May 14, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION To THE DEFENDANT, ALICIA ANN MUNDEY: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above-entitled action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, the object in prayer of which is the granting of custody of the minor child, Damian Lee Mundey, born September 29, 20I0 to the Plaintiff, Dawn Michelle Boller. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: You Are Hereby Summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to

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NAACP recognizes students taking the Highway to Higher Education For the third year, the Florence Branch of the NAACP recognized the top five African American seniors in each of the three high schools at a special program on Sunday, May 20th. The program was held at New Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Strive Hard Recreational Enrichment Center beginning at 3:30 p.m. According to Madie Robinson, president of the Florence Branch of the NAACP, the program on May 20th shared these students’ positive stories via videotape. She said that at this event, the top five African American seniors from each high school made a connection with Florence One middle school students who have the potential to become high achievers as well. Students who were recognized at the Highway to Higher Education Program include: South Florence’s Eunice Isaiah, Jessica Outlaw, Jordan Taylor, Shaliek Samuel, and Tiara Fulmore; West Florence’s Courtney Brunson, Darrian Cole, Emmariea Jeanique Simon, Jerry DeShawn Knotts, and Lonnie Perry Roberts III; Wilson’s Alaina Dixon, Anshel Ross, Courtney Brown, Jaiyln Pigatt, and Mia Williams. Program sponsors included local citizens, community organizations and local churches. For more information on the Highway to Higher Education Program and how the public may become involved, contact Madie Robinson, President of the Florence Branch of the NAACP at 843-6221482 or 843-245-2022.

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PDRTA introduces new buses The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority in Florence is introducing new buses to its fixed route fleet for the first time in 10 years. Three new buses with new graphics and colors were on display at a ceremony Thursday, May 17, at the Florence Downtown Transit Center. City Councilwoman Pat Gibson-Hye-Moore and Councilman and PDRTA Board Member George Jebaily made remarks. The three new buses are the first of eight that PDRTA will introduce over upcoming months. The first three are 35-foot heavy duty low-floor transit buses built by the Gillig Corp. of Livermore, CA at an average cost of $433,000 per bus. Eighty-three percent of

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Students Library feed hungry receives grant The Children’s Services children Department of the Florence County Library System has

The Timrod Elementary School Beta Club recently organized a school-wide Ramen Noodle Food Drive for the Help4Kids organization. The students collected 2,589 packages of ramen noodles. Help4Kids members noted that the students’ contribution provides enough food to put in 200 bags of food for hungry children in the local area. Guidance Counselor, Taneisha Muldrow, spearheaded this food collection event. Michelle McBride is the principal. Timrod Beta Club sponsors are Susan Bigham, Altia Hamm and Lillian-Amanda West.

received a $3,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation for Children’s Summer Reading 2018. The grant will be used to provide educational and multicultural programming for children in Florence County during the summer months. Libraries Rock! is the theme for this summer. Over 14,000 children and teens attend the summer programs in the Florence County Library System. Because of this generous donation, the library will continue to provide the educational programs to encourage children to visit the library and read throughout the summer months. For more information on this grant and other events at the library, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382, email kids@florencelibrary. org, or visit www.florencelibrary.org.


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Pipe Welding program at FDTC Memorial Day Travel presents career opportunities petrochemical industries, and fill the void in our shipbuilding industry. Power companies, using nuclear energy, fossil fuel, and hydro, are constantly competing for pipe welders and fitters from an evershrinking pool of trained, qualified workers. Every 16 – 18 months, nuclear power sites must shut down, to replace nuclear rods. During these outage periods, pipewelders and pipefitters visit the sites to make necessary repairs. Florence-Darlington Technical College offers a number of programs to support power industry workforce

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seeking route. Pipewelders in the nuclear industry have particularly bright prospects for wages, earning anywhere from $25 to $40 per hour, in addition to a daily $100 to $120 per diem payment, which is tax free, provided the individual does not work greater than 364 days per year. FDTC will offer the Construction Pre-Pipewelding class each month the remainder of this year, through November. Summer class start dates for the course are June 4, July 9 and August 6, and scholarships may be available. For more information, or to register for a Construction Pre-Pipewelding course, contact Lou Ann Dayton at 843-413-2720 or LouAnn.Dayton@fdtc.edu.

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higher than last year’s Memorial Day price, due to expensive crude oil, record gasoline demand and shrinking global supply. However, these higher prices are not keeping holiday travelers home, with automobile travel expected to increase for the fourth straight year. Travel numbers are not expected to change for Memorial Day weekend, though gas prices likely will. Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days," the period when teen traffic deaths historically rise, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Last year, there were 1,768 collisions resulting in 918 injuries and 10 fatalities in North Carolina and 1,008 collisions resulting in 501 injuries and 12 fatalities in South Carolina. “We urge everyone to practice safe behaviors behind the wheel. Eliminate distractions, don't drink and drive and don't speed," added Wright. Lower hotel, airline and car rental costs make up for higher gas prices While road trippers will pay higher prices at the gas pump this year, travelers can expect some relief in their wallets when paying for airfare, car rentals and most mid-range hotels. According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, airfares are 7 percent lower than last Memorial Day, landing at an average price of $168 for a round-trip flight along the top 40 domestic routes. At $59, the average daily cost of a car rental this Memorial Day is the lowest rate in the past four years and 11 percent cheaper than last year. Top Memorial Day travel destinations for Carolinians: By vehicle: Myrtle Beach, SC, Washington, DC, Orlando, FL, Asheville, NC, St. Augustine, FL By air: Alaska, Italy, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica Before hitting the road, make sure your vehicle is road-trip ready. Make a good B-E-T to stay on the road this summer by having your Battery tested, looking for Engine coolant leaks and checking Tire condition. Be prepared for emergencies with a mobile phone and car charger, a flashlight with extra batteries, a first-aid kit, a basic toolkit, and drinking water and snacks for all passengers.

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South Florence art showcase The South Florence High School 2018 Advanced Placement Studio Showcase is now on display at Soule’ Coffee + Art Downtown. The student work will be displayed through May 31. On Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. the art students will have an artists’ reception at Soule’, which will include National Art Honor Society senior recognitions and the release of the group’s literary magazine. The public is invited to attend the artists’ reception at Soule’ and to view the showcase throughout the month of May.

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Local campus to participate in National Cancer Survivor Day Students from V’s Student Cosmetology Services at Virginia College in Florence are finding ways to use their gifts and talents to make a difference in honor of those affected by cancer. As a part of national Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ (CSBSD™), the Cosmetology students at the campus will offer complimentary manicures and pedicures Tuesday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus located at 2400 David H. McLeod Blvd., Suite C. Survivors interested in receiving the services are asked to call (843) 407-2231 to make an appointment. Light refreshments will be served, and a selfie station will be provided as well. “It has been so wonderful to see our students love what they’re learning and become inspired to use that to help others,” said Cosmetology Program Director Lethonia Barnes. “Cancer has affected our Virginia College family, too, so it is a real honor to be able to contribute to this cause.” CSBSD™ is a volunteer event held on the first Tuesday in June. Members of the beauty and related industries in all 50 states offer complimentary services to all men, women and children who are cancer survivors, regardless of their type of cancer or when they were diagnosed. All cancer survivors are invited to participate, and for many,

The Florence Family YMCA was excited to accept a generous donation for the Y Annual Campaign from Wells Fargo on Friday. Along with a sizable check, the bank also donated English and Spanish language books for the Preschool and Migratory Education Program through the Florence YMCA. “We are thrilled to continue our support of the Florence Family YMCA,” said Wells Fargo Pee Dee Market President Jack Marchette. “Supporting organizations like the YMCA that are dedicated to making a positive impact in our communities is just one of the many ways we are helping to build a better Florence.” The Florence Family YMCA is a not-for-profit

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Golf date change There was a high chance of thunderstorms on Thursday, May 17, which forced the Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation to postpone the date of its annual golf tournament. The 16th annual College Classic and Corporate Challenge will now be held on Thursday, June 7 at Traces Golf Club. The tournament is two events in one. Four-person teams can sign up for the College Classic, while the Corporate Challenge is open to business and industry

teams. It’s a Captain’s Choice tournament with more than $25,000 in cash prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit student scholarships. Registration, a putting contest and a catered lunch are at 11 a.m., and a “shotgun start” is at noon. To sign up for the FDTC Educational Foundation’s College Classic and Corporate Challenge, contact Lauren Dorton in the Foundation Office at 843-661-8002 or email her at lauren.dorton@fdtc.edu.

On May 16, the McLeod for Health Florence Open Tennis Tournament presented its 2017 profits, a total of $16,000, to Susan G. Komen South Carolina to help fight breast cancer in the northeastern region of South Carolina. City of Florence Director of Tennis and McLeod Open Tournament Director Rob Hill welcomed guests on behalf of the Tournament Committee, and McLeod Breast Surgeon Dr. Amy Murrell thanked everyone involved for their commitment to breast cancer prevention. Hill also expressed his appreciation to McLeod Health for another successful event benefitting Komen South Carolina and women at risk for breast cancer. Susan G. Komen South Carolina Executive Director Taffy Tamblyn and Lucy Spears, the non-profit’s Director of Mission Programs, accepted the gift with Mary Jane Weir of Florence who serves on the Komen South Carolina Board of Directors. Spears noted that

Pictured from left: Lucy Spears, Susan G. Komen South Carolina; Dr. Amy Murrell, McLeod Health; Rob Hill,Tournament Director;Taffy Tamblyn, Susan G. Komen South Carolina; and Mary Jane Weir, Komen South Carolina Board Member. over the years Susan G. Komen South Carolina has provided significant funding to Pee Dee area programs, including grants totaling more than $436,000 dollars to support breast cancer programs and patients at McLeod Health. Among other things, these grants have been used for mammograms, follow-up diagnostic

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