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NEIGHBORS NAME: Timothy Williams FAMILY: Sister Dawn Spivey BORN: Florence, resides in Florence HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Reading, fishing and hunting. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: Nice place to live. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? ‘My brother who has survived a lung transplant.’

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New grocery store brings fresh variety to area On Thursday, May 24, Lidl celebrated the grand opening of its Florence store located at 2205 W. Palmetto Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 7:45 a.m. where store manager Casey Humber cut the ribbon, thus officially opening the store. Lidl gave a prize to their first customer who had been waiting outside the store since 1 a.m. Following the ribbon cutting the newly built Lidl store opened its doors at 8 a.m with a line of customers that spanned the length of the building. Casey Humber, store manager, said, “We look forward to being able to bring the people of Florence high quality, fresh food at low prices through Lidl. We are excited to be here and look forward to being an important part in this community.” City council member George Jebaily was present at the grand opening. He spoke highly of the Florence area and thanked Lidl for bringing their new store to the people of this community. John M. Jebaily, residential and commercial broker, was also present. John played an integral role in bringing Lidl to the area which took over a year to get finalized. Lidl has many unique products. They sell meat that is exclusively

Casey Humber, the new Lidl manager was accompanied by City Council member George Jebaily and broker, John Jebaily for the official store opening. raised in the United States. They have a selection of 120 wines that have collectively received over 200 awards. Lidl has chocolate from different countries and openly displays the information as to where exactly the chocolate was grown. The fish at Lidl is responsibly farmed or certified sustainable.

They also have a selection of foods from around the world for customers to be able to try. Part of what Lidl as an organization does is to offer a simple and efficient approach to grocery shopping, which means huge savings for Lidl shoppers. The Florence store will be Lidl’s

twelfth in South Carolina and 53rd in the country. Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices.

Hot Rod Tour comes to Darlington Raceway DARLINGTON--The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour rolls through the heartland of hot rod culture. It’s more than just a traveling car show – it’s the largest hot rod road trip in the world. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles, enjoying the people and stops along the way. The highly anticipated seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators, June 9-15. Those interested in joining the excitement can register now at http://www.hotrod. com/events/. HOT ROD Power Tour wel-

comes all makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and performance machines of every vintage and nameplate. For many, HOT ROD Power Tour is the ultimate vacation with friends and family. Those who travel from start to finish are considered the “Long Haulers,” a title they proudly boast. The 2018 HOT ROD Power Tour anticipates more than 2,500 long-haul vehicles and over 4,000 “Long Haulers” on tour. Day 5 of the tour comes to Darlington Raceway on Wednesday, June 13, noon to 7 p.m.

The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour will feature: Thousands of hot rods from all over the country and beyond on display Largest hot rod road trip in the world A colorful midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists – view the latest innovations and get expert advice, see motorsports celebrities, entertainment, games, and dozens of giveaways on the main stage. Be Part of a Legendary Event

Spectator admission is free. Participants may register a vehicle for just one day, two days, or the entire event. Vehicle registration is open to any year, make, or model. Registration is open now at hotrod.com. Pricing is as follows: Long Hauler Registration: $129 before June 1 / $160 after June 1 Includes vehicle entry to all venues, two credentials, one goody bag, long hauler finisher plaque (will receive if checked into all stops), long hauler finisher certificate. SEE

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Darlington County Health Fair

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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 possi-

ble 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 serving organizations. Job employment services will also be available. For more information call 843-639-0441.

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News Journal requests old photos The News Journal is requesting old photos from the Florence County area. Have you lived in the area for more than 20 years, 30 years, 50 years, or even 60 years? If so we want photos from you. Here at The News Jour-

nal we rely on the support of readers. Every week we enjoy bringing the “Do you remember?” section to our readers. In order to keep this section going we need photos from the residents of the area. If you have any old pho-

tos please let us use them in the paper. If the photos are digital they can be emailed to our editor, Philip Maenza, at philipm@florencenewsjournal.com. If the photos are in physical form they can be brought to the Florence News Journal office at 312

Railroad Avenue and we can scan them into our system to use in the paper. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to being able to continue this section with the help from all of you.

Includes vehicle entry at one venue, exclusive license plate, and dash plaque. Participant registration is located offsite at the Darlington Raceway Credential Building, 943 W Smith Ave. Following registration, participants should enter at Gate

39B and follow signs for participant parking. The HOT ROD Power Tour is also open to spectators. Spectator entry and parking are free. Spectators should enter at gate 39B and follow signs for spectator parking.

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The Manna House The Manna House is now serving a hot breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Lunches are still served from 11 a.m. until noon. “Our budget allowed us to add to the ministry and as long as funds are there we will do it,” commented Daphine Tedder, executive director. “Breakfast is going well. Some days we have more people for breakfast

than lunch,” she said. The Manna House also operates a food pantry, accepting donations of canned goods and staples Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or call 667-6077 to schedule a pickup. Monetary donations are always appreciated and volunteers are also needed. Everyone is welcome to come share a meal – no questions asked and no forms to complete.

Belk, Marilynn McClam, 71, died May 21, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Carter Ford, Barbara Ann, 64, died May 21, Ideal Funeral Parlor Case, Mary Lee, 91, died May 24, WatersPowell Funeral Home Clyburn, Angela, died May 23, KistlerHardee Funeral Home Decker, Norma Frances, 89, died May 23, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home Falcone, Joseph Anthony Jr., 78, died May 22, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home Galliher, James LaVerne “Bubba” 70, died May 21, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home Huggins, Lucille Arnette, 84, died May 21, Belk Funeral Home Jenkins, Alma R., 97, died May 22, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Kaluhiokalani, David Kahoalewai Jr., 68, died May 21, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral

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Florence NAACP Candidates’ Forum On Sunday, June 3, in the Trinity Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 124 West Darlington Street, Florence, our Primary (June 12, 2018) Candidates’ Forum will be held at 5 p.m. All statewide and local candidates’ have been invited and are encouraged to attend. To every citizen: Come so that you can be an informed voter. Each candidate, opposed and unopposed, will be given three minutes to tell you why he or she should get your support and vote. For any additional information, please contact the NAACP office: 1-843-673-0693, 1-843260-2577, Madie Robinson, President 1-843-245-7161-Jerry Keith, Jr., 1st Vice President 1-843-621-0335-Maggie Glover, Political Action Committee member and Education Committee Chairperson

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Blood donations needed The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer. Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day. The public is asked to schedule an appointment to help ensure that hospitals and patients have the blood they need this summer. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767). In thanks, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through June 10, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban

Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gclegal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Dates: 5/30/2018: 11 a.m.6:45 p.m., Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555 W. Palmetto Street 6/1/2018: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555 W. Palmetto Street 6/1/2018: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Lowes - Florence, 2301 David H McLeod Blvd 6/2/2018: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555 W. Palmetto Street 6/3/2018: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555 W. Palmetto Street. 6/4/2018: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555 W. Palmetto Street 6/5/2018: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555 W. Palmetto Street

Dowling ready to serve Florence County as next auditor Betty Dowling is ready to serve Florence County as your next auditor. She is a candidate in the June 12th Republican Primaries. “I will bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to the services provided by the Florence County Auditor’s office, making it more open and accessible to the public — both online and in person.”, Dowling says. “Many counties in South Carolina have already proven much more can be done online without sacrificing privacy information. The auditor has responsibility and opportunity to inform citizens through online videos, social media, radio, television, newspaper, and speaking to civic groups in Florence County. Through my proposed Community Property Taxing Awareness program, I will ensure citizens learn about every benefit the law affords them concerning property taxing.” “Florence County citizens deserve better and should be able to choose whether to conduct business in-person or online,” she says. “Today we live in a world almost entirely dependent upon technology, therefore, I plan to increase the online presence of the auditor’s office. Step one will be to create a basic information and FAQ page under the county auditor’s section of the website. I will also add contact information for the Lake City office and more detailed information for the Florence office. Downloadable forms will be made available online including: Homestead Exemption, Vehicle High Mileage, Appeal Forms, Primary Residence (filed with Assessor), and Report Out-of-State Tag/ Expired Registration, just to name a few. I will also provide videos explaining these items.” “Although changing laws is not in the auditor’s control, I will lobby for positive change when possible. I believe attending county council meetings is impor-

BETTY DOWLING tant and will attend as many as my schedule will allow. I plan to cultivate strong, positive working relationships with our county elected officials, other county departments, school districts, fire departments, municipalities, SCDMV, SCDNR and SCDOR,” she says. “I ultimately know the taxpayer is the customer, and they will be the number one relationship on my mind,” Dowling concludes. Dowling is a lifelong resident of Florence County. She is married to Thomas Dowling Sr. and together they have four adult children. The Dowlings live in the Timmonsville area and have been members of Florence Baptist Temple since 1973. Dowling has worked as an income tax and financial consultant. She also worked in the insurance industry as a licensed Series 6 Life, Accident and Health risk manager. She has owned and operated her own businesses and performed the accounting duties in those ventures. Betty was elected a nonpartisan Florence Four school board trustee in 2005 and served as board secretary in 2005 and Vice-Chair in 2006 and 2007. Betty remained active and continued to serve on the School District 4 Health Committee until late 2009. She also actively advocated for school choice and served as a founding member of the Virtus Academy Public Charter School committee. In January 2009, Betty Dowling became active in

the local Republican Party. She was elected to represent her voting precinct. Over the next seven years, she went on to serve the local party as Vice-Chair of Membership and Vice-Chair of Communications. Dowling is most proud of her work alongside many other Republican activists who lobbied to bring the 7th Congressional District to the Pee Dee area. Dowling’s interest in the Auditor’s office began while serving on Florence Four School Board. As she was learning about local funding of the schools, working on school budgets and dealing with the calculated value of a mill, she began to see firsthand the importance of proper implementation of the policies she helped influence as a school board member. The importance of fairly implementing the property tax laws of the state, county and municipalities were, and remain vital to, the success of those entities. Betty Dowling was the Republican party nominee for County Auditor in 2014 and ran a respectable race against the 26-year democrat incumbent. Dowling believes her government and business experience along with her strong desire to serve her community and make Florence County a better place make her uniquely qualified for the office of Auditor. As Florence County Auditor, Dowling says she will remain committed to strong conservative reform and will work every day to make the services of the Auditor’s office more accurate, efficient, accountable, and accessible to all citizens.

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Summer feeding Library hosts author program Florence School District One announces that the 2018 summer feeding program is scheduled for June 4th through July 27th. Breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 years of age or younger at no charge. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meal sites include the following locations: Alfred Rush Academy**, Carver Elementary**, Child Development Center at Woods Road**, Churchill Community*, Delmae Elementary*, Lester Elementary**, Levy Park Youth Center *, Maple Park Community Center*, North Vista Elementary*, Palmetto Youth Academy*, Pearl Moore Basketball Center*, Savannah Grove Elementary**, New Ebenezer Baptist Church (S.H.E.R.E.C Building)*, Southside Middle*, Wallace Gregg Elementary**, West Florence High** and Wilson High**. Meals must be eaten on site and are offered only to students and children. Check with individual sites for dates of operation as circumstances may change which could result in some sites not remaining open during the entire period.

Registration is not necessary, and program benefits and services are available to all children without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, age or national origin. For more information contact Florence School District One School Food Services Director Donnie Chavis at 673-1120 or by e-mail at donnie.chavis@ fsd1. org. The summer feeding program is operated in accordance with Federal Law and USDA policy. Monday-Friday*; Monday-Thursday**

On Wednesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., Friends of Florence County Library will host author Susan Boyer at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence. Boyer has very successfully written a series of Lowcountry Liz Talbot Mystery novels. Lowcountry Bookshop is her seventh book in this series. For more information about the author and her books visit her website at www.susanboyer.com. For more information about this program go to www.florencelibrary.org or contact Mary Wiser at mwiser@florencelibrary.org or call 843413-7065.

McLeod Women’s Services hosts pregnancy celebration McLeod Women’s Services is hosting a pregnancy celebration at the McLeod Pavilion Conference Center, 800 East Cheves Street, Florence,) on Tuesday, June 19, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This fun, free informational event is for interested and expecting mothers plus one guest. It will feature educational booths to browse as well as maternity tours for the first portion of the evening. During the second portion of the evening, dinner will be served and a panel of

McLeod Health experts will be available to answer your questions surrounding all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. Panelists will include: Dr. Eric Coughlin, McLeod Women’s Care; Dr. Candice Greenan, McLeod OB/GYN Associates; and Dr. Douglas Moeckel, McLeod Neonatologist. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register for this event, please call McLeod Reservations & Scheduling at (843) 7772005.


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Climate change is an immediate not long term threat By Hugh J. Sealy Nearly 2 million Americans live within a mile of a highly polluted Superfund site that’s at risk of flooding due to climate change. A flood at any of these 327 locations could spread toxic waste to the surrounding community, according to an Associated Press analysis. This report shows that climate change isn’t just a long-term environmental challenge. It’s also an urgent public health threat. Superfund sites are places -- such as old landfills and shuttered chemical plants -- that the Environmental Protection Agency has singled out for federal clean-up due to the presence of toxic materials. Climate change-fueled storms have turned these sites into public health disasters waiting to happen. In Houston last year, 13 Superfund sites flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey. One of those locations, the San Jacinto Waste Pits, leaked toxic chemicals including dioxins, which cause reproductive problems and cancer. Meanwhile, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a lack of clean water in storm-battered Puerto Rico forced some residents to drink from wells near the island’s Superfund sites. Stories like these will become far more common, especially as climate change increases the risk of flooding. A recent study published in the journal Science Advances predicts that, by 2040, the number of people in North America vulnerable to extreme flooding will balloon from 100,000 to one million. Floods aren’t the only calamity caused by climate change. Toxic air pollution from wildfires, which are exacerbated by droughts linked to climate change, also endangers Americans’ health. The hotter temperatures brought on by climate change have led to longer and more severe wildfire seasons. This is especially true in the western United States, as evidenced by last year’s devastating blazes in Southern California. Those fires destroyed over 1,000 buildings and forced hundreds of thousands of Californians to flee their homes. The damage wasn’t limited to Southern California. Wildfires release toxic heavy metals into the air. Such pollutants can make the air dangerous to breathe up to 70 miles away. Climate change also enables diseases to spread further and more rapidly. As temperatures rise, animalborne diseases that were previously confined to the tropics and subtropics move north. Since the 1980s, 76 percent of large American cities have experienced longer mosquito seasons, in part due to warmer, more humid climates. This trend helps explain why the incidence of West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, has skyrocketed from only 21 cases in 2000 to 2,149 in 2016. Worst still, the likelihood of contracting West Nile virus will rise in 68 percent of California’s geographic areas by 2050, according to researchers at UCLA. Similarly, climate change has made the United States more hospitable to several tick species that carry Lyme disease. Since 1996, the number of counties in which these ticks live has increased by 44 percent. Twenty years ago, these insects could not be found anywhere in Ohio. Today, they live in 33 of the state’s 88 counties. Many people think of climate change as a long-term problem, the costs of which will be paid mainly by the planet’s future inhabitants. But this view ignores the urgent threats that flooding, wildfires, and diseases caused by climate change pose to Americans right now. Climate change demands an immediate response. --Hugh Sealy is a professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada. He has been a lead negotiator for small island states since 2008, including at the historic COP 21 in Paris, the COP 22 Summit in Morocco, and COP 23 in Bonn.

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A first time for everything Since having moved to South Carolina I have experienced my share of “firsts”. These “firsts” range from new restaurants, new words, and overall new experiences. I wanted to talk about some of these experiences that I have had. Some were good, some were great, and some are things I probably will not try again. The first “first” I experienced by coming to South Carolina was the trip itself. This was my first time driving for more than five hours in a car. It was also my first time going through as many states as I did to get here. The trip consisted of nearly 13 hours on the road through four different states; Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and then finally South Carolina. In hindsight the trip probably would have not been as bad if not for my cat getting motion sick for the whole ride. Thirteen plus hours on the road is hard enough, but it’s even worse when you have a grumpy, confused, and car sick kitty. This is one

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such first that I would not like to experience again. I think in the future that air travel will be my preferred mode of transportation. Another “first” that I had was going to the beach. I never had the opportunity to go to the beach before I moved to South Carolina. For many of you I am sure this sounds bizarre, but sadly it’s true. This was one of my “firsts” that I would definitely try again and again. I enjoyed the sun, the sand, and of course the water. I now understand why everyone up North is always raving about their week vacations to the beach. It does make me wonder with the beach only an hour away from Florence, how is everyone not there every day? Well, maybe in time the novelty will wear off, but for now I certainly am

appreciative of the close proximity of the beach. I think I am slowly beginning to pick up a slight accent from my past few months here in Florence; at least that’s what my mother tells me. On a positive note, I think I have finally mastered the appropriate use of “ya’ll”. I have a question. If you were to go to a grocery store what would you put all your groceries in? A buggy, of course! That was a first for me! I had never heard that word used before to describe a shopping cart. There are many other words that have been pronounced differently that made me take a second and think of the strange nuance of language and regional pronunciations. A final “first” for me, which by far has been my favorite, is all the first times at different restaurants. The first time I had Chick-fil-A was when I moved down here. Let me tell you, it was a religious experience. In fact, there are a lot of restaurants I have enjoyed as some of my “firsts” such as Cook

Out, Hardee’s, and Zaxby’s. By far some of my other favorite places have been the local diners in the area. The family setting and homemade style food is an area where the North is seriously lacking. I have a new appreciation and love of sweet tea, but that was not the case when I first moved down here. The first time I had sweet tea, I am not going to lie, it was a little too sweet. I actually poured some of it out and added a little bit of water. The look on the faces of the table next to me let me know right away that I committed the eighth cardinal sin. I have grown to love all the new experiences that are put before me. I liked to treat each new “first” as a fun challenge and a way to grow myself as a person. What are some other “firsts” I need to experience now that I live in South Carolina? Let me know! You can email me at philipm@florencenewsjournal.com.

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‘Net Neutrality’ “Net Neutrality” is back in the news. On May 16, the US Senate voted 52-47 to undo the Federal Communication Commission’s undoing of the previous FCC’s doing of ... yes, it’s complicated. There are really only three important things to know: First, Net Neutrality as implemented by the FCC in 2015 was a bad solution to a non-existent problem -- a corporate welfare program for Big Data at one end and an Internet censorship enabling act at the other, pitched to the public as the fix for an Internet that wasn’t broken. Secondly, when Net Neutrality ended in 2017, something else didn’t end -- the world. The Internet continued (and continues) to hum right along, with or without Net Neutrality. Thirdly, the Senate vote is a tale told by politicians, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Repeal of the repeal of Net Neutrality won’t pass the US House of Represen-

tatives, and if it did President Trump wouldn’t sign it. It’s just grandstanding. In other news, it seems that one of Net Neutrality’s big supporters -- Twitter -doesn’t really support Net Neutrality. Or, rather, it supports Net Neutrality for everyone else, just not for itself. Back in 2015, in a blog post titled “Why Twitter faves #NetNeutrality,” Twitter manager William Carty wrote: “[T]he Internet provides an almost frictionless experience for an individual to communicate with the world ... We need clear, enforceable, legally sustainable rules to ensure that the Internet remains open and continues to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. This is the heart of Twitter.” Pretty standard Net Neutrality dogma: “Free and Open Internet.” No “fast lanes” for some people’s data while everyone else gets pushed into the “slow

lane.” But on May 16, Twitter announced, you guessed it, a fast lane for itself and a slow lane for third party apps. The Verge reports on coming changes to the company’s API which “prevent new tweets from streaming into an app in real time” and “delay some push notifications.” Companies that use lots of bandwidth love the idea of Net Neutrality because it’s a subsidy. Under Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers aren’t allowed to charge bandwidth hogs extra for providing more, bigger, faster pipes for their data to travel down. Big Data doesn’t want to have to charge their advertisers (Twitter) or subscribers (Netflix) more to cover the costs of those pipes. Net Neutrality shifts those costs, by law, to Big Telecom. In other words, to your cable bill. When it comes to their own apps, though, this “no fast lane, no slow lane” stuff

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: It is time for immediate action to protect our children and teachers. All the arguing is going nowhere.The solutions to date rely on more debate, congressional action, more studies and more politics. Let Florence set the standard; I recommend that we, before summer’s end, authorize and

build a chain-link fence around all our schools with one entrance with security guards and metal detectors. Razor wire just like a jail, but to keep people out not in. Chained gates can be put at necessary spots for egress for sports, evacuation and school functions. We can do something NOW and let the politicians continue to haggle over peo-

ple’s rights. We could also solicit local groups like the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League and others to provide perimeter monitors. WE can take action, if we have the courage to lead. Let’s roll.

goes out the window in a hot second. They want to cash the corporate welfare checks, not write the corporate welfare checks. But it’s in the best interest of regular users to do away with the corporate welfare checks altogether. Let’s just pay an extra buck or two for our Netflix accounts instead of trying to shift parts of our bandwidth bills to the little old lady next door who checks her email twice a week.

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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

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

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 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. 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 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) 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 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 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

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6A 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 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 Com-

plaint 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) 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

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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 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 or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Tuesday, the 12th day of June 2018 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505, Florence County. E-34 Samuel Junior Sims II Household Items G-34 Monique McLeod Household Items B-07 Joseph Kevin Richardson Household Items H-31 Morris Ivan McFadden Household Items G-35 Madeline Jean Ellison Household Items (5/23,5/30/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH 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 serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber at her offices in Florence, South Carolina, within THIRTY (30) DAYS after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF HEARING TO: THE DEFENDANTS, ALICIA ANN MUNDEY AND BRANDON LEE MUNDEY: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the final hearing to award the Plaintiff custody of the minor child, Damian Lee Mundey, in the abovecaptioned matter has been scheduled as follows: DATE June 27, 2018 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Florence County Family Court before the Honorable A.E. Morehead, III Florence County Judicial CenterSecond Floor 181 N. Irby Street Florence, SC 29501 KAYE PATEL FRALEY FOLKENS LAW FIRM, P.A. 601 W. Evans Street Post Office Box 6139 Florence, SC 29502 (843) 665-0100 (843) 665-0500 fax kaye@folkenslaw.com ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (5/23,5/30,6/6/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-00548 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Santander Bank, N.A. vs. Barbara Barr, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 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, SITUATE AND BEING LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 6, BLOCK I, ON A PLAT OF GLENDALE ACRES SUBDIVISION, MADE BY W.R. BANKS, REGISTERED SURVEYOR, DATED 12/15/60 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK G AT PAGE 96 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 7, BLOCK I, IN SAID SUBDIVISION, ON THE SOUTH BY BENNETT DRIVE; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO, 5, BLOCK I, IN SAID SUBDIVISION.THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECTION TO ANY AND ALL EXISTING RESERVATIONS, EASEMENTS, RIGHT-OF-WAY, ZONING ORDINANCE, AND RESTRICTIVE OR PROTECTIVE COVENANTS THAT MAY APPEAR OF RECORD OR ON THE PREMISES. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIE J. BARR BY DEED OF H. WAYNE THOMAS DATED JANUARY 15, 1987 AND RECORDED JANUARY 16, 1987 IN BOOK A259 AT PAGE 565 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER, WILLIE J. BARR CONVEYED SAID PROPERTY TO WILLIE J. BARR AND BARBARA BARR, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVOR-

SHIP, BY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 IN BOOK B594 AT PAGE 1553 IN SAID RECORDS. THEREAFTER, WILLIE J. BARR PASSED AWAY AND FULL TITLE PASSED TO BARBARA BARR BY OPERATION OF LAW. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3305 East Bennett Drive, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 90158-07007 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same 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 Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.39% 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 Master In Equity 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 (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-03330 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: LakeView Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Ashley Danielle Blue; Old Ebenezer Homeowners Association, Inc. of Florence, S.C., the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL UNIT, BEING UNIT A, BUILDING 1113, EBENEZER HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, TOGETHER WITH THE UNDIVIDED INTEREST OF BORROWER IN AND TO COMMON AREA AND LIMITED COMMON AREA APPURTENANT TO SAID RESIDENTIAL UNIT. REFERENCE MASTER DEED RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A-509 AT PAGE 2133 AND RERECORDED IN BOOK A520 AT PAGE 1732; AND FIRST AMENDMENT TO MASTER DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK A-558 AT PAGE 448. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ASHLEY DANIELLE BLUE BY DEED OF THE ESTATE OF R. BOYCE TODD DATED APRIL 9, 2008 AND RECORDED APRIL 10, 2008 IN BOOK B178 AT PAGE 268, BY CORRECTIVE DEED DATED DECEMBER 5, 2008 AND DECEMBER 9, 2008 IN BOOK B220 AT PAGE 881, AND BY DEED OF W. ROSS THAMES AND SHARON T. THAMES DATED NOVEMBER 19, 2008 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 9, 2008 IN BOOK B220 AT PAGE 885 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY,

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1113 Old Ebenezer Road, Apartment A, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00075-01-140 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same 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 Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.875% 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 Haigh Porter Master In Equity 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 (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-03217 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Hector M. Hernandez a/k/a Hector Hernandez; Gillermina J. Perez, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 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, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 45, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR ASHFORD MILLS BY LIND, HICKS, ASSOC., SURVEYORS, INC., DATED JANUARY 12, 2010 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 23, 2010, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO HECTOR M. HERNANDEZ AND GILLERMINA J. PEREZ, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF WAYNE STURKIE & SONS BUILDERS, LLC DATED MARCH 4, 2016 AND RECORDED MARCH 3, 2016 IN BOOK B161 AT PAGE 360 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1368 Millbank Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00100-01-218 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same 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 Master In Equity 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 3.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity 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 (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02123 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U. S. Bank National Association as trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as trustee for Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-4 vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Linda Green, 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; Acqunetta Green; Torriel Green; Tania Green, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 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 ON THE WEST SIDE OF WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND HAVING THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS, METES AND BOUNDARIES: THE SAID LOT FRONTS ON AND MEASURES ALONG ITS EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE ON WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE 100 FEET, MEASURES ALONG ITS NORTHERN BOUNDARY LINE 205 FEET, MORE OR LESS; MEASURES ALONG ITS SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE 192 FEET; AND MEASURES ALONG ITS WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE 51 FEET, AND IS BOUNDED NOW OR FORMERLY AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LANDS OF LAND OF J.V. CARTER AND C.A. TIMMONS; ON THE EAST BY WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT OF LAND OF J. P. TRULUCK; AND ON THE WEST BY LANDS OF LAND OF MRS. ANNIE THOMLINSON AND JIM HANNA, AND BEING THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF LOT OF LAND DESCRIBED IN DEED FROM P.T. ASKINS, ET. AL. TO R.H. ASKINS, DATED JULY 20, 1936, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 64 AT PAGE 106, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, AND LATER CONVEYED TO J.V. CARTER. ALSO: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR STRIP OF LAND, BEING TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE O SOUTH CAROLINA, DESCRIBED AS FOL-

LOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT AN IRON 180.75 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN MARGIN OF SIDEWALK ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET, CORNER COMMON WITH THIS LOT AND THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT OF J.V. CARTER, THENCE RUNNING SOUTH 20 DEGREES 17 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET TO AN IRON ON THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF LOT OF LAND OF JAMES J. CARTER AND MILDRED M. CARTER A DISTANCE OF 100.5 FEET TO AN IRON; THENCE RUNNING SOUTH 77 DEGREES 55 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 101.5 FEET TO THE POINT TO BEGINNING, AND BEING DESIGNATED AS PARCEL "A" ON A PLAT OF PROPERTY OF THE LAKE CITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MADE BY JAMES B. FLOYD, SURVEYOR, MARCH 15, 1967, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK Y AT PAGE 78, WHICH PLAT AND THE RECORD THEREOF ARE BY REFERENCE, INCORPORATED HEREIN. ALSO: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR STRIP OF LAND SITUATE AND BEING ON THE WEST SIDE OF WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS PARCEL "B" ON A PLAT MADE BY FLOYD, COLEMAN AND ASSOC., SURVEYORS AND ENGINEERS, DATED SEPTEMBER 17, 1975, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 15 AT PAGE 767. SAID PARCEL IS TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE AND FRONTS ALONG THE SIDEWALK OF WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 48.31 FEET, EXTENDS BACK IN DEPTH THEREFROM ON ITS NORTHERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 197.63 FEET; ON ITS SOUTHERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 181.89 FEET AND IS BOUNDED NOW OR FORMERLY ON THE NORTH BY LOT OF LAND OF MARGARET CARTER AND PARCEL "A" OF SAID PLAT; ON THE EAST BY THE SIDEWALK OF WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE; AND ON THE SOUTH BY LOT OF LAND OF JAMES J. CARTER AND MILDRED M. CARTER, ALL OF WHICH IS SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON SAID PLAT AND THE RECORD THEREOF WHICH ARE, BY REFERENCE INCORPORATED HEREIN. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LINDA GREEN BY DEED OF VIRGINIA C. NETTLES DATED JULY 25, 2005 AND RECORDED JULY 27, 2005 IN BOOK A943 AT PAGE 1067 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 110 Williamsburg Avenue, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80016-10-007 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same 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 Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.048% 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

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE (Deficiency Waived STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01648 United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Plaintiff, vs. Allen Louis Spears, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 135 Columbia Avenue, Chapin, South Carolina 29036, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of South Carolina Code 29-3100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the attached mortgage is perfected and 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 and the Complaint which was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on June 19, 2017. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(S): YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE

NOTICE that the Notice of Right to Foreclosure Intervention and/or Certificate of Exemption from Administrative Order 2011-05-02-1, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions, Certificate of Exemption/Withdrawal from Arbitration and Mediation, Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina on June 19, 2017. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced within twenty (20) days of the filing of this Notice upon Complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant for the foreclosure of a Mortgage dated January 22, 1973 given by Allen Louis Spears (“Mortgage”), said Mortgage having been recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court or Register of Deeds for Florence County on January 22, 1973 in Book C147 at Page 238a. The said mortgaged premises affected by the foreclosure are situate in Florence County, in the State of South Carolina, and described in said Mortgage as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and fronting on the south side of South Carolina Highway S-21-46 for a distance of 120 feet and being in depth 250 feet and being bounded as follows: North by S.C. Highway S-21-46; East, South and West by lands of Louis H. Spears and Tisby S. Johnson. The above designated property being the same shown on a plat thereof made by Ferrell J. Prosser, R.S. dated March 23, 1972 and recorded in Plat Book 13 at Page 87 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No.: 00314-02047 Address: 202 E Springbranch Road, Effingham, South Carolina 29541 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 (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenant will be sold for cash to satisfy liens in accordance with the terms of Title 39 Chapter 20 of the SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted at 825 E. HOWELL SPRING ROAD, FLORENCE, SC 29505 on JUNE 16, 2018 at 10:00AM. 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. JAMES DAVID-A23 HAROLD SMALL-A06 JOSEPH WHITE-B36 TYREE SEEGERS-E89A CATRINA BOYD-GEEC60-F121 STACY ELLISON-Y12 STEPHANIE HUDSONF132 QUANTINA GRICE-E96 BERNETTA SABB-D78 ELIZABETH JAMES-B25 (5/30,6/6/18)

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FSD1 Athletes of the Year Florence School District One held its Male and Female Athlete of the Year ceremonies with student nominees representing each of the three high schools. Each high school nominated one male and one female athlete, and a committee of local sports editors and directors selected the overall winners announced at the Florence Country Club. Nominees included South Florence’s Tiara Fulmore (volleyball, track); Aquanzie Bethea (football); West Florence’s Mary Outlaw (basketball), Tyzahn Lawson (football); Wilson’s Avahna Baker (basketball) and Ryan Nelson (football/ cross country). Avahna Baker and Ryan Nelson, both of Wilson High School, received the Florence One 2018 Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards, respectively. Florence One Director of Secondary Education Dr. Kelvin Wymbs also announced this year’s “You’ve ‘Gotta Have Heart” Award winner, Wilson’s Avahna Baker. The award is

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The 2018 Athletes of the Year (both of Wilson High School) Avahna Baker (left); Dr. Eric Robinson, principal (center); Ryan Nelson (right). Photos by Steve Camlin presented to the athlete who has succeeded in spite of obstacles. This year’s Athlete of the Year event is sponsored by

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Funeral director honored as ‘Professional of the Year’

The School Foundation awards grants

Mrs. Felicia Robinson Smith-Charles was honored by South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc. (SCMA) on Wednesday, May 16 as “2018 Professional of the Year”at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport Convention Center in North Charleston. Mrs. Smith-Charles, a licensed funeral director and owner of Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC located at 307 South Johns Street, Florence, was thrust into the role of funeral director after the accidental death of her former husband, the late Mr. James Lawrence Smith. Mrs. Smith-Charles has spent her life living as a Christian, a wife, a mother, serving the workforce as a social worker and as the funeral director of a funeral home. She is a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Florence, serves as a Housing Authority of Florence Board Member and a proud Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporation. Mrs. Smith-Charles’ professional experience has enhanced the ability of her son, James Lawrence “Chipper” Smith II to move into the role as the third generation family owned and operated business. Mrs. Smith-Charles continues to maintain her focus on the needs and concerns of families around the Pee Dee, exemplifying Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC “Loved Ones Deserve the Best”. Mrs. Smith-Charles reminded her colleagues “it’s not the big things that impact our lives, but the small things”. She went on to thank South Carolina Morti-

Trisha Caulder, Chair of The School Foundation’s Grants Committee (TSF) announced the foundation will distribute a total of $161,252.60 in grant awards to schools in Florence School District One (FSD1) for the 2018-2019 school year. The announcement was made at a grants reception held at the Floyd Conference Center. The TSF Grants Committee reviewed ten applications requesting a total of $363,742.33. Five applications were funded. The Child Development Center at Woods Road was awarded $41,150 for their “Golden Keys to School Readiness Campaign” grant, which will promote the optimal development of young children and build a strong foundation for their future success in school and overall well-being. Briggs Elementary was awarded $12,066.27 for their “Aligning Academics – Level Two of The Leader in Me” grant, which will provide their faculty and staff with professional development, online resources, and field guides to allow them to empower students to gain academic success. Savannah Grove Elementary was awarded $27,279.10 for their “Coding Immersion Phase Two” grant, which will provide materials needed to impart phase two of the coding immersion cycle already in place in their school. Students will be given the opportunity to engage in 21st century skills by having hands on materials in which to collaborate with students, see how technology works

FELICA SMITH-CHARLES cians Association, Inc. for this distinguished honor and the Sixth District Morticians Association, where Reverend Dr. Ralph W. Canty Sr. is the President and Mrs. Mary Bowman is the Sixth District Governor. South Carolina Morticians Association, Inc. is the largest gathering of licensed directors, morticians, embalmers, apprentices and mortuary students. Mrs. Smith-Charles is presently married to Mr. Commodore Charles. Mrs. Smith-Charles is reminded of a saying Pastor Emeritus Reverend Dr. William P. Diggs of Trinity Baptist Church quotes “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of the heavenly lights. James 1:17 and further states…“to be acknowledged by one’s peers is a declaration of commitment and leadership”. Mrs. Smith-Charles is grateful to God and her dedicated staff at Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC and Sunset Memory Gardens of Florence who she says contributed to the achievement of this most prestigious award.

FLT hosts 55th annual awards night Florence Little Theatre opened its doors on Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. for the 55th Annual Awards Night. Awards night is an evening dedicated to celebrating the end of the 2017-2018 season and previewing the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Awards given include Irvings for best performance for each of the season’s shows and the President’s Award. This year’s awards night included a reception after the awards show where guests mingled with the winners and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres provided by Venus Catering. Awards night was generously underwritten by Ginger Sullivan. Irving Award for Best Performance Winners: Music Man, Jr. Jordan Taylor; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Devin Jennings; The Game’s Afoot Meggie Baker; Driving Miss Daisy Alonzo Davis; You Can’t Take It With You Cliff Jones and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Cole Davis. Many of the winners talked about FLT being a family, and a real-life father-son duo both won Irvings--Alonzo Davis (Driving Miss Daisy) and Cole Davis (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).

THE 2017-2018 IRVING AWARD WINNERS AT THE FLORENCE LITTLE THEATRE The evening’s ceremony concluded with a preview of FLT’s 95th season for 20182019. Season tickets are on sale now ($100 adults, $95 seniors 62+, $72 students/ children). Single tickets will go on sale July 29. Upcoming shows: Aladdin, Jr., July 13-15 and 20-22; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, September 1423; Two on the Aisle Three in a Van, November 9-18; Little Shop of Horrors, January 25February 3, 2019; The Dixie Swim Club, March 15-23, 2019 and Mamma Mia! April 26-May 5, 2019. The Florence Little Theatre would go dark without volunteers. Volunteers are the core of the Florence Little Theatre. They help choose what plays

will be performed on stage. They direct, stage manage and act. They build, decorate sets and paint, and even sew and do make-up. Volunteers help design and run lights and sound. They sell tickets at the box office, usher and house manage during productions. They help with fundraising and membership. They sing and dance. Almost everything that happens at the Florence Little Theatre is done through volunteering. You can play a vital role by carrying out your role, large or small by volunteering at the Florence Little Theatre. Please consider sharing time and talents with us during our 20182019 season: Something Wonderful!

Front row, left to right: Judith Kammer, TSF Board; Kelly Tanner, April Leroy, both from Savannah Grove; Deidre Harley, McLaurin Elementary; Toni Allen, Timrod Elementary; Megan Gause, Wallace Gregg Elementary; Ashley Dawkins, Briggs Elementary; Susan Rhodes, Florence One; Judy Lee, West Florence High; Debbie Hyler, TSF Executive Director; Jeff Helton, TSF Board; and Carlos Washington, TSF Board. Back row, left to right: Marion Ford,TSF Board; David Copeland, Savannah Grove Elementary; Billy Volk, Greenwood Elementary; Danielle Scandrol, Tara Newton, Suzette New, Paige Rogers-Garrison, Angie Willard, Stephanie Walker-Boston, all from Briggs Elementary; Dr. Floyd Creech, Florence One; and Mindy Taylor,TSF Board. to enhance society, and to actively become involved in their own learning process. Timrod, Wallace-Gregg, McLaurin and Greenwood elementary schools were awarded $42,557.26 for their “Bots, Dash and Dots” grant, which will provide them with the robots and coding technology to help meet the standards in informational technology. West Florence High School was awarded $38,199.97 for their “Saturating the Curriculum with STEM” grant, which will enhance their use of technology, fine-tuning their pro-

gram of interdisciplinary and cross-circular course work and will add a STEM Professional Learning Community to coordinate collaborative lessons and increase their students’ college and career readiness by building problem solving skills, cognitive thinking and technical skills. “Our teachers spend many hours researching and compiling these grant applications. It is exciting to see the vision they have for our students and their desire to provide them with the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life,” Trisha stated. “I continue to be

amazed at the dedication and talents displayed by our FSD1 educators,” Debbie Hyler, Executive Director of TSF stated. “I enjoy going into the schools and seeing firsthand the collaboration and passion our educators have for improving our children’s educational experiences.” To date, TSF has awarded $1,516,630.50 in grants to FSD1. This funding would not be possible without the support of the community and our donors.

All Saints’ receives STEM certification All Saints’ Episcopal Day School has been certified as a STEM school for K-6th grades by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). Larry Watt, executive director of SCISA, awarded this certificate to All Saints’ Headmaster Joan A. Pennstrom. According to Watt, “STEM certification is a further validation of All Saints’ outstanding curriculum.” “These bright, young students are ready to learn, and they love the challenge,”said Pennstrom. “We have always had an excellent science and math curriculum,” she continued, “and STEM is just a progression into a new level of interactive learning.” Assistant Headmaster Bryan Kaye and math teacher Leslie Denton were very involved in the certification process. “I’m excited about expanding our curriculum to specifically integrate science, engineering, technology, and math,” Kaye said. Denton is offering STEM summer camp for 4th through 6th grade students, and 1st grade teacher, Kim

All Saints’ Headmaster, Joan A. Pennstrom receives STEM certification from Larry Watt of SCISA. Bonnoitt, will have one for rising 1st through 3rd graders. The full STEM program will be a part of the All Saints’ curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year. “This is another opportunity at All Saints’ Day School for students to work independently, in teams, and in small classes to follow the scientific process,” Kaye

commented. All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, founded in 1960, is an independent, pre-college preparatory school for 3K6th grade students. For more information visit the school website: www.aseds. com or contact Beth Hopewell, admissions director at 843-662-8134.


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Florence County Museum offers Summer Studios for children Summer Studios is a unique summer program for children at the Florence County Museum. Each week-long session begins on Monday, focusing on a specific theme. The week ends each Friday with an exhibit of student work along with a reception for family and friends. Registration for all 2018 Summer Studios sessions is now open. To register, please visit our website at flocomuseum. org/summer-studios or the FCM front desk. Space is limited to 15 students per studio session, so sign up today! June 11-15 Full STEAM Ahead! Ages 5-10 Dive in to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with this multidisciplinary day camp. Students will participate in exciting hands-on activities that blend subject areas with unique results. Activities include engineered sculptures, participating in science experiments with an artistic outcome, and applying math and technology to plan and create works of art. June 18-22 Lights, Camera, Action! Ages 8-12 You’re the director as you learn the art of stopmotion animation in this extended day camp. Students will write their own film script, design sets and characters, photograph and produce a stop-motion animated film. *Students

Eagle Scout completes local service project An Eagle Scout service project by Caleb Beckley has provided the Veterans Park with new kiosks to help locate names on the Wall of Honor. Caleb worked with the Veterans Park committee and the City Parks department on the project which involved creating a name locator system, researching and selecting a kiosk design, raising the funds, ordering and then leading his fellow Boy Scouts on installation day. At the May 3 meeting of the City Parks Dept., Caleb was recognized for the great job on the project.

CHILDREN ENJOYING THE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY FLORENCE MUSEUM must bring a bag lunch. June 25-29 Mixed Media Mash-up Ages 5-10 Art is so much more than just paint on paper! Using a variety of art materials (some quite unusual), students will learn to combine media to create contemporary, vibrant works of art inspired by artworks found in the museum’s galleries. July 9-13 Can You Dig It? Ages 5-10 Become an archeologist! Explore the early history of the Pee Dee region through exciting hands-on activities. Students will explore the earliest known history of the Pee Dee

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S.C. receives grant for veterans The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has received official notification from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that construction grant funding for three additional state veterans’ nursing homes is now available. SCDMH is the agency designated in statute to operate South Carolina’s state veterans nursing homes. The Department currently operates three such facilities: the 90-bed E. Roy Stone Pavilion in Columbia, the 220-bed Richard E. Campbell State Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson, and the 220-bed Veterans Victory House in Walterboro. Anticipating a growing veteran population, SCDMH applied for funds in 2015 to construct three additional state veterans nursing homes. With guidance from the State’s Joint Bond Review Committee, SCDMH identified areas with significant need for new veterans’ nursing homes and proposed locating new 108bed facilities in Florence, Richland, and Cherokee counties. “While we were pleasantly surprised Congress’

appropriation of these funds, there is much work to be done by agency staff for the state to actually receive the money,” according to Mark Binkley, the Department’s deputy director for Administrative Services. The grant guidelines specify that the state (SCDMH) must submit an extensive environmental assessment for each of the new sites, as well as preliminary design drawings by August 1. The Veterans Administration Grants Office will review the state’s documents and, if accepted, will approve a conditional grant award. The state will then have another 180 days to complete the design of the new facilities, and be ready to begin construction in order to receive a final grant award. “Among the many important missions given to SCDMH, providing nursing care for our state’s veterans is one that the Department takes great pride in,” noted State Director John H. Magill. “With the increased capacity and added locations, veterans and their families can look forward to being able to access care closer to home.”

Under the terms of the grant, the Veterans Administration would provide up to 65% of the required funding for construction, with South Carolina funding the remaining 35%. The total cost of the three projects together is estimated currently to be in excess of $120 million, and will have a significant positive ongoing economic impact for the state. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s mission is to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses, giving priority to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. The agency serves approximately 100,000 citizens with mental illnesses, approximately 30,000 of whom are children and adolescents, and provides outpatient services through a network of seventeen community mental health centers and numerous clinics. It also operates multiple inpatient hospitals, including one for substance use treatment, one community nursing care center, and three veterans’ nursing homes.

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Ceremony conducted to recognize RIDDE participants Circle Park Behavioral Health Services, Florence School District One and the three Florence area Rotary Clubs conducted a graduation ceremony recognizing this school year’s participants in the RIDDE (Rotarians in Drug Deterrence Education) program. The ceremony was held Friday, May 18, at McLaurin Elementary School and included 125 third grade students. The RIDDE program was created in 1994 as a result of South Carolina Rotary District 7770’s Governor challenging eighty clubs across the state representing nearly 5,000 Rotarians to address alcohol and other drug use by youth in their respective communities through direct interaction with schools and students. The District Governor recommended conducting an essay or coloring contest in local schools but several local Rotarians representing the three area Rotary clubs, spearheaded by Tom Shearin, Ernie Kirkland, Charles Young, Paul Pittman, and Dr. Ben Ward wanted to do more.They approached Clyde Nance at Circle Park in an effort to see what could be done to create a program that was both effective and had a long term impact on students, regardless of cost and commitment of the Rotarian’s time. By chance, Nance had just reviewed a recent research article on a study of 6,000 elementary students conducted by Brown University. The study indicated school based substance

Rotarians Gerald Braun and Jammie McDonald exchange RIDDE plaques with McLaurin third graders Rah’Kim Gallashaw and Mackenzie Miles during RIDDE graduation ceremony. abuse prevention programs could be effective and long lasting if it included several key components. These components included; last at least eight sessions, taught by a professional staff member, involve positive role modeling by community leaders, address positive decision making and refusal skills and use hands on experiential learning activities. The research also indicated that students in the fourth grade begin to focus on the physical, social and intellectual differences in each other and begin to start making decisions based on the perceived differences and resulting influences. In an effort to provide the necessary skills before the fourth grade, third grade students were selected for the program. At the time, prevention programs targeted mainly high school and occa-

sionally middle school students and RIDDE was considered a unique approach to school and community based prevention. It would be one of the first prevention programs in the country to directly address third grade students. Nance drew from a number of resources and created a ten-lesson curriculum and supporting activities to develop positive decision making skills and quickly received the endorsement of the area Rotary clubs and Florence School District One. The three area Rotary clubs, Florence West, Florence Breakfast and The Florence Rotary, agreed to provide the financial and volunteer support and the school district provided several schools and their third grade students to participate. Though the curriculum was viewed as the founda-

tion of the program, it quickly became apparent the heart of the program was the direct role modeling provided by the Rotarians. They would go into the classrooms and work directly with small groups of four to five third graders during the forty-five minute lesson each week taught by a Circle Park staff member. This mentoring was the most eagerly anticipated part of the program for the third graders over the tenweek course. The program was piloted in its first year at Lester Elementary and quickly moved to McLaurin Elementary and eventually Greenwood Elementary, Wallace Gregg Elementary, Royall Elementary, All Saints and James F. Byrnes participated in the program over the years. Since its inception in 1994, over 4,000 third graders have successfully completed RIDDE with nearly 200 local Rotarians actively participating in the classrooms. RIDDE has been recognized by International Rotary as one of the Top 20 International Community Programs, The South Carolina Department of Education as an effective collaborative community partnership, the JCPenny Golden Rule Award for exceptional community volunteerism and even featured in People Magazine for its commitment to the youth through community collaboration. Circle Park representative and Rotarian Clyde Nance shared ”as much as the world and the challenges facing youth

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Fellows in Education program concluded with luncheon The 2017–2018 Fellows in Education program concluded with a luncheon held at Duke Energy on May 15th. The program is a partnership between Florence School District One, The School Foundation and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.It is comprised of a select group of community and business leaders who are civic-minded and support the need for the expansion of our local educational resources. It provides a unique, behind-thescenes look into Florence School District One schools and is designed to improve

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Florence choir performs at Carnegie Hall Members from the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church performed in a special Memorial Day program at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Members were invited to sing, joining other choirs across the United States, said Ann Rodgers Chandler, Director of Music at First Presbyterian. They studied with the well-known English composer John Rutter, who conducted the evening concert on Memorial Day, May 28. Rutter has written sacred and choral works and also was the composer of “This Is The Day” for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Several members of the choir are longtime faithful members in the choir at First Presbyterian, and they practice weekly throughout the year. In preparation of the program, the choir worked on Rutter’s Requiem. Among those from the

FLORENCE CHOIR PREPARING FOR PERFORMANCE AT CARNEGIE HALL choir performing at Carnegie Hall were Charlie Bazen, Curt Boswell, Joyce Dalsbo, Brandon Frost, Elizabeth Frost, Linda Jacobs, Fred

Kunz, Lee Nunn, Stuart Snow, Mary Lynn van Witzenburg, and Ann Rodgers Chandler. While in New York, they

rehearsed daily leading up to the concert. The trip ended with a celebration cruise around the New York Harbor.

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American Legion presents JrROTC awards at South Florence On Friday, May 11th the Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 presented awards to two JrROTC cadets at the school’s annual recognition ceremonies. They were presented American Legion medals and a certificate describing the award. The recipients were Cadet Blake Jackson for scholastic excellence and Cadet Abigail Sansbury for military excellence. The entire complement of cadets received various awards for their academic and military accomplishments during the year. The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JrROTC) program is run in schools across America and the American Legion is proud to participate and support it. The cadets learn about the military and the discipline that it requires. It builds self-confidence and an appreciation for teamwork and hard work. Some of the

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, KEN CURRAN, POST ADJUTANT, CADET BLAKE JACKSON cadets put this training to good use by joining the military or by pursuing ROTC programs in college. The program at South Florence is a Navy program with retired Navy personnel acting as instructors. They are very enthusiastic and proud of their cadets. They get to see them develop from their freshmen year to graduation.

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