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Savannah Grove hosts STEAM Career Day BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Savannah Grove Elementary School hosted a STEAM Career Day on Thursday, May 3. More than 30 presenters from the community came to the school to discuss how Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math has impacted their career or changed it over the years. “We wanted to open their minds to all sorts of careers in many different fields,” commented Haley Taylor, the co-chair of the STEAM Career Fair Committee. The fair included an outdoor area for students to investigate various machinery in a hands-on approach, such as fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, police cars, agricultural machinery, bucket trucks, etc. Career discussions also included an author, dentist, teacher, journalist, government worker, artist, banker, hospital representative, pharmacy technician, baker, cosmetologist, chef, meteorologist and fireman. Representatives from Nucor Steel, Kona Ice, Honda of S.C., Spectrum, CSX
SSG JASON RAMOS TELLING 4TH GRADERS ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARMY Pictured with him is Col. Barry F. Wingard Jr., Retired, in dress uniform Transportation, Auto Body Design, Federal Corrections Institution,
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School board names new superintendent By unanimous vote, the Florence School District One Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Richard O’Malley as the district’s new superintendent. O’Malley is currently superintendent of Edison Public Schools, a 15,000-student district in Edison, NJ. Prior to this post, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Aberdeen, NJ (2008-11) and as Superintendent of Schools in Mountainside, NJ, (2005-08) for a total of 13 years’ experience as a superintendent. “Our entire board was very pleased with Dr. O’Malley’s skills
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and experiences,” said Florence One School Board Chairman Barry Townsend. “He possesses the qualities identified by our community in our leadership profile and has a proven track record in academic leadership that will serve all of our students well now and in the future.” O’Malley was one of three finalists selected by the board. All three finalists spent a day in the district touring schools, meeting employees and members of the community, and undergoing a second interview with the board. Other finalists were Dr. Shane
Robbins, Superintendent of Schools in Fortville, IN, and Dr. Ronald Hargrave, Superintendent of Scotland County Schools in Laurinburg, NC. “All three finalists were excellent candidates. We believe, however, that Dr. O’Malley is the best fit for Florence One,” said Townsend. “He also received very favorable reviews from staff and community members who have interacted with him during this process.”
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Library hosting summer reading teen programs
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The Teen Services Department of the Florence County Library will be hosting Summer Reading programs at all branches this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading is “Libraries Rock.” Programs have been planned to support this theme. Florence County Library – Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. • June 7, 2-4 p.m., Hang Out with Fisher and Mattie from 103X • June 11, Monday, 6-7 p.m. Workshop with Porkchop Productions. .Registration is limited and required • June 14, 2-4 p.m., Gaming Day with the Florence RedWolves • June 21, Hip Hop Workshop with Scooter Hayes • June 28, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.. Escape Room. Registration is limited and required. May only register for one time • July 5, Movie • July 12, Create Your Own Album Cover Movies will be shown to rising 6th through12th graders on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the Florence Library on June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, and July 10. Movies are rated PG13. Contact 843-292-7382 to register or for questions. Pamplico Library, Mondays at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Pamplico Public Library. • June 11- Movie • June 18 - Recycled CDs • June 25 - Glass Rock Magnets • July 9 - Movie Contact 843-493-5441 to register or for questions.
Deaths FBC EDUCATION ANNEX – This old house faced Pine Street near intersection with S. Irby St. before being torn down to build the church gymnasium. Photo dated July 5, 1956.
Eighth graders selected as junior scholars Thirty-nine eighth grade students in Florence School District One have been named 2018 South Carolina Junior Scholars. The South Carolina Department of Education sponsors the South Carolina Junior Scholars program. It identifies students that demonstrated exceptionally high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability. This is based on the students’ performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). Each of these students took the PSAT as an eighth-grader and scored a 550 or above in reading and writing or a 530 or above in mathematics. Junior scholars receive opportunities that will facili-
tate their intellectual growth, broaden their individual interest and promote their scholastic achievement in ways not currently available in the school program. These activities are provided during the academic school year or the summer following the eighth grade and throughout secondary school. The Pee Dee Education Center and Francis Marion University recently hosted the Regional Junior Scholars Ceremony in the Chapman Auditorium at Francis Marion University. At the ceremony, two Florence One students received special recognition: Logan Smith from Sneed Middle received the highest evidence based reading and writing score for the Pee
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Baxley, Lula Von McAlister, 88, died May 2, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Haney, Marta Miles, 68, died May 3, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Hood, Gerry Sears, 78, died May 4, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Jordan, Donnie, died May 1, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Jordan, Frank Joseph, 92, died May 2, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Keenan, David J., 66, died May 4, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home.
McElveen, Barney Jr., died April 30, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Munn, Thurston Clark Sr., 55, died May 1, Belk Funeral Home. Parker, Jack Richard, 84, died April 29, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Reynolds, Joretta, 91, Timmonsville, 91, died May 2, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Tomlinson, Jeneane White, 84, died May 3, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Thompson, Rev. William George “Sonny,” died May 2, Smith Funeral Home.
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FROM PAGE 1A O’Malley has served as Superintendent of Edison Public Schools since 2011. In addition to his superintendent posts, he has formerly served as a mentor for employed elementary, middle and high school principals through the New Jersey Foundation for Educational Administration, as well as a member of the Raritan Township Committee in New Jersey. O’Malley will assume his duties as Florence One’s new superintendent on July 1.
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PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Florence is conducting a public hearing to solicit citizen’s input on the use of the City’s $276,816.00 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award. The public hearing will held at the City of Florence City Center during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 1pm in the Council Chambers. Please contact Scotty Davis at 665-3175 if you have any questions/comments or if you have any special need requiring assistance to attend this hearing.
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Local Big Brothers now Youth Mentors
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Hyatt Place update Construction on Hyatt Place, Florence has made significant progress over the last month. Lowder Construction has wrapped up the final wood framing on the roof of the hotel and installation of the windows are almost complete. The exterior of the building has been waterproofed and concrete has been poured for the stairwells. A site visit with Hyatt has been scheduled for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems rough-in inspection. About Hyatt Place Hotels A different kind of place. Created for multi-blenders with 24/7 lifestyles seeking a select-service hotel that will allow them to balance work and play, Hyatt Place is a new generation of hotels that offer casual hospitality in a smartly designed, high-tech and modern environment. The brand was an industry leader in defining the upscale select-service category, and still exclusively offers food and beverage options freshly prepared 24-hours a day, seven days a week. And our unique Gallery Host model allows hosts to reflect our guests by being multi-blenders that can check a guest in, make a Starbucks® cappuccino or prepare an entree. This unique model drives operational efficiencies. Hyatt Place offers a range of amenities and services, such as free wi-fi and our complimentary breakfast, valued by business travelers, while providing open areas and a variety of seating where guests can unwind and connect with others. Spacious guest rooms allow guests to unwind in separate sleeping and living areas. Properties are located in urban, airport and suburban areas. There are more than 270 Hyatt Place hotels in operation in the Unites States, with more hotels in development in the U.S., China, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East. To learn more, visit hyattdevelopment.com/brands/hyatt_place/
After 64 years of serving the community as Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pee Dee Area, the organization has changed its name to Youth Mentors of the Pee Dee. The name was officially changed on Jan. 1, 2018. “Our high quality services to single parent families will remain the same as before, just with a new name,” said Joey Edwards, executive director. “Our top priority is the children we serve by matching them in life changing relationships with caring adults under the supervision of professional staff.“ In October of 2017, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America decided to change their business model to require smaller agencies to increase staffing along with increasing the cost of the Big Brother Big Sister business model. These new requirements would have greatly increased the resources needed to support this new Big Brothers Big Sisters of America business model. After considering the full
JOEY EDWARDS POSES IN FRONT OF NEW SIGNAGE picture of our community’s needs and capacity, our Board of Directors has concluded that the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America business model has become too costly and that we needed to
move in a different direction, explained Edwards. “We believe that funds raised locally to support our mentor program need to remain in the community serving as many single par-
ent children as possible,” he added. If you have any questions or concerns about this rebranding, you may contact Edwards at 843-662-7081.
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CFPB makes war on poor in the name of protecting them By Thomas L. Knapp Daniel Press of the Competitive Enterprise Institute calls the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s name “the ultimate misnomer.” He’s right. The “Protection” part only makes sense in the manner of mob racket slang: “Nice loan operation you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.” The CFPB’s latest attack on the poor is a rule putting new restrictions on much-maligned “payday lenders.” Or, to come at it from the other direction, new restrictions on the ability of people to borrow money. If you’ve ever lived on the low end of the income scale (and yes, I have), chances are you’ve run into unexpected, even emergency, situations where you need cash and need it now. If you’re on that low end of the income scale, you probably don’t have a credit card, or substantial savings, or the ability to take out a bank loan (you may not even have a bank account). Back when I was in that kind of situation (I distinctly recall once needing to pay for a prescription for a sick toddler, with no health insurance to take the edge off the price) the first-line solution was the local pawn shop. Take something that’s worth a little money -- your television, for example -- get the money you need, then pay it back ASAP or over time, with interest, and get your TV back. Or, if you can’t manage the payments, it eventually gets sold. Pawn shops still exist, but I suspect payday lending has cut into their business quite a bit. If you’re employed and get a regular paycheck, a payday lender will advance you some money, which you pay back with interest. Yes, it’s high interest by comparison to, say, a home mortgage. Yes, some people get dragged down into recurring cycles of borrow and pay. Being poor sucks. Believe me, I know. But CFPB’s “solution” is far worse than the alleged problem. Their rules just make it harder for you to get a loan, as if some Washington bureaucrat knows your finances and your needs better than you do. You and that bureaucrat have a lot in common: Both of you want to run your life. People who need money will do what they have to do to get that money. The bottom line of these rules is that CFPB would rather you went to a loan shark, or robbed a liquor store, or sold your children, than paid interest rates they consider too high. The only worthwhile rule pertaining to payday lending (or any other kind of lending) is to require that lenders be clear and truthful about their terms. Beyond that, the decision to borrow is rightfully yours, not CFPB’s.
Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org). He lives and works in north central Florida.
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Making travel plans? Consider S.C. Weather is improving, summer is coming so now is a good time to start planning a vacation or weekend getaway. You don’t have to go far – there is lots to do and see right here in our own state. VacationIdea has developed a list of the 25 Best Places to Visit in South Carolina. Here’s their list: Myrtle Beach offers fun and sun in the ocean, plenty to do, and plenty to eat. Charleston, our oldest city, is a showcase of history, Southern cuisine, culture and arts, a beautiful harbor and nearby beaches. Greenville offers artsy attractions, educational experiences and outdoor activities. Columbia, the Capital City, has a variety of family activities, including museums, restaurants and historic places. Spartanburg offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor activities, including historic walking tours and the Spartanburg Music Trail. Aiken is best known for its equestrial culture, but is also home to the largest urban forest in the country. Kiawah Island, a peaceful barrier island off the S.C. coast, combines the beach life with golfing. Beaufort offers an urban oasis with its Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Hunting Island State Park, just 16 miles from Beaufort, is a popular beachfront getaway destination. Simply relax on the pristine three-mile beach or explore the abundant wildlife-watching opportunities provided by the lagoon. The Hunting Island Lighthouse in Hunting Island State Park offers visitors a chance to combine a little history with a great day on the beach. The lighthouse was de-activated in 1933 and is the only lighthouse in the state open to the public. Hilton Head Island promises laid-back summer vacations with several beaches
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and a pristine coastline to explore, hiking, and nature-watching. Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island is a great place to escape the glitzy island resorts and spend time communing with nature. Georgetown with its small town charm, offers loads of history with five museums, quaint shops and galleries and lots of eateries featuring ocean-fresh seafood. Florence makes the list with its Veterans Park, Florence County Museum, War Between the State Museum, Francis Marion University Performing Art Center and the Florence Little Theatre. Outdoor options include a hiking trail system, canopy walk, canoe launch and Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park. Rock Hill is where you can take a gentle stroll in Glencairn Garden or Fountain Park, or get more energetic along the Piedmont Medical Center Trail and the Carolina Thread Trail. Cycling enthusiasts can try the Rock Hill Outdoor Center, while paddlers can explore the Catawba River by canoe or kayak. North Charleston offers visitors an interesting mix of unusual museums, a thriving arts and culture scene, and the convenience of being close to all the historic attractions of Charleston. History buffs can see a recovered 1864 submarine and learn about the pivotal role it played at the H.L. Hunley Museum. Huntington Beach State Park is an ideal coastal getaway for campers, bird-
watchers, fishermen, and nature lovers. Caesars Head State Park on the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment offers find some of the best hiking in the state through the 11,000-acre forested Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Want to venture further afield? Try backpacking and sleep trailside under the stars at 18 primitive backcountry campsites. Congaree State Park, 20 miles outside Columbia, is one of the only places in the country where you can see a large tract of old-growth hardwood forest sustained by the floodplains of the Congaree and Wateree Rivers. Falls Park on the Reedy, situated in downtown Greenville’s Historic West End, provides an urban oasis, outdoor and cultural attractions and beautiful gardens. Clemson, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with its parks, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes, provide countless opportunities to get back to nature. If you love history, you can tour several historic homesteads. The Angel Oak Tree located on John’s Island, 12 miles outside Charleston, is believed to be 400 to 500 years old. Litchfield Beach on the Pawley’s Island section of Grand Strand is arguably one of the best beaches in South Carolina. Here you can escape the crowds and find an unspoiled wide sandy beach perfect for walking, sunbathing, and swimming. The Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, is a place walkers, runners, cyclists, and skaters can all enjoy some outdoor exercise along the nearly 20-mile trail that links Greenville and Travelers Rest. A large section of the trail follows the course of the Reedy River providing great scenery.
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The changing face of deafness By Donna L. Sorkin and Colin Driscoll Less than 1 percent of babies in the United States are born with some level of hearing loss. That may not seem like much. But it means that up to 12,000 American children enter the world each year struggling to hear – or completely deaf. Fortunately, the medical community is identifying kids with impaired hearing earlier than ever. Last year, 98 percent of newborns were screened for hearing loss – a vast improvement over the 10 percent screened in 1993. Thanks to new technology, we can act early on the results of those screenings, effectively restore hearing, and allow children to develop spoken language skills. These new technologies allow families to choose how to experience deafness with their children. A quarter-century ago, most kids with hearing loss weren’t diagnosed until they were two and a half, when their parents noticed they weren’t talking. Given their late start, children born deaf typically never learned to read past a fourth-grade level. That began to change in 1999, when the federal government enacted legislation encouraging states to screen hearing in newborns. Early identification opened the door for early intervention, essential for
language development. Cochlear implant technology also began to take off in the 1990s. These surgically implanted electronic devices help provide a sense of sound to people who are deaf or have severe hearing loss. Children who receive cochlear implants develop language skills at rates similar to children without hearing loss. And studies show that seven in eight of them test at a level commensurate with or above that of their hearing peers in reading comprehension. Anecdotally, some children with cochlear implants fare even better. The Listening Project, a new documentary film which premiered in March in Washington, profiles 15 of them – including doctors, neuroscientists, business analysts, and musicians. Yet only half of all American children who could benefit from a cochlear implant actually receive one. Compare that to Europe, where nine in 10 receive implants. Many American parents don’t know that cochlear implants are an option. That’s partially because much of the information provided to parents of newborns who are deaf comes from the deaf cultural community. There’s also no clear system or referral pathway to connect eligible candidates with cochlear implant specialists.
Some people who are deaf and choose not to hear argue that cochlear implants and other advanced hearing technologies deprive children who are deaf of immersion in the natural language of the deaf, American Sign Language. But more than nine in 10 parents of children who are deaf have normal hearing. They don’t know sign language. They’re more comfortable with technology that can empower them to teach their child how to speak, read, and write. There is no right way to be deaf. For some families, a cochlear implant and immersion in the world of listening and talking may be best. For others, sign language and a specialized education in the deaf community may be optimal. For still others, a combination of the two may be appropriate. Parents have choices about how to approach deafness with their children that will have profound and long-lasting consequences. We in the medical and hearing-loss communities ought to do all we can to furnish parents with the best scientific research so that they can make informed and timely decisions for their children.
of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology ˆ Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. This piece originally ran in the Houston Chronicle.
Donna L. Sorkin is Executive Director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and the recipient of a cochlear implant. Colin Driscoll, M.D., is Chair of the Board of Directors
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Groundbreaking held for new Emergency Dept. at McLeod McLeod Health held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Emergency Department at McLeod Regional Medical Center on May 1. Designed to meet growing emergency medical needs of the region, the enhanced and expanded Emergency Department will relocate from the west entrance of the campus on Ravenel Street to the east side of the campus between the Pavilion Tower and McLeod Medical Park East. The Emergency Department at McLeod Regional Medical Center has experienced rapid growth in the number of patients cared for annually. The current location does not allow for expansion to accommodate this volume of patients, and the expansion will support improvements in flow and efficiency. “At McLeod, we continue to fulfill our mission by providing the highest level of emergency and trauma services to those living from the midlands to the coast. As the regional Level II Trauma Center, we care for our neighbors and friends as well as those travelers who pass through our area and experience a traumatic event,” according to Marie Saleeby, Senior Vice President and Administrator of McLeod Regional Medical Center. A new Emergency Department will provide an increase in capacity, allow for improvement in the flow of patient care and efficiency, as well as support easier access for patients and families. “The scope of the facility will dramatically improve the timeliness of care available to emergency and trauma patients who seek life-saving treatment at McLeod,” added Saleeby. In his remarks, Dr. Jeremy Robertson, Medical Director of the Emergency Department, said, “The McLeod Emergency Department currently has 40 acute treatment rooms which accommodates 50,000 patients a year. However, we care for in excess of 77,000 patients a year in the Emergency Department, and this number continues to grow.” The new Emergency Department will include 73 rooms designed to serve 109,500 patients a year. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand and serve our patients with quality, safety and service at the core of our work,” Dr. Robertson said. “The relocation, adjacent to the Pavilion Tower, aligns the patients with nearby operating suites and surgeons, diagnostics and imaging services. We consider this a unique opportunity for our staff and physicians to be involved in the development of such a great medical asset to our community,” stated McLeod Emergency Physician Dr. Thomas Lewis. Additional features of the new Emergency Department, according to Dr. Lewis, will include: • Five dedicated resuscitation areas large enough for life-saving equipment with quick access to ambulance bays, a CT scanner, and operating rooms to serve stroke, trauma and critically ill patients. • Larger patient rooms to accommodate family members. • Pharmacy, Lab and Radiology located within the department for quick access. • “Psych-safe” rooms to keep behavioral health patients safe and eight separate beds for the Psychiatric Holding Area “On behalf of the McLeod Health Board of Trustees, thank you all for joining us today as we celebrate this milestone in our history. We are looking forward to the future and continuing to provide the region with quality, lifesaving emergency care,” said Leander Crawford, a McLeod Board Trustee and Chairman of the Planning Committee. “This project must not be viewed as simply additional bricks and mortar to an ever growing medical system. This new Emergency Department will offer superlative care, ease of access and delivery of the highest level of treatment,” added Crawford. Dale Locklair, Senior Vice President of Planning and Facilities Management, stated that the new Emergency Department, an $89.5 million expansion project, is scheduled to open in December 2020.
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INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 200 ..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215 ...............................................EVENTS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425 ......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440..............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470 ................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500.....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520............................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE 530 ..................................WORK WANTED
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
NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 2017-CP-21-431 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank vs. Byron A. Miller, FIA Card Services, N.A., SC Housing Corp. acting through SC State Housing and Development Authority’s SC Homeownership and Employment Lending Program and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on May 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, and being situate in the City of Johnsonville, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 2.15 acres and being shown and delineated on a map thereof by Travis L. Carter, R.L.S., dated March 23, 1994, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 52 at Page 513, being bounded and further
described as follows, to wit: On the North by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller; on the East by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller; on the Southeast by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller and by Lots 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 of Pine Oaks Subdivision as shown on the said map; and on the Southwest and West by Maple Avenue. Reference to said map is hereby made a part and parcel of this description. ALSO: Includes a 1994 Horton Mobile Home, 24x70, Serial #H66799GL&R. DERIVIATION: This the same property conveyed to Bryon A. Miller by Deed dated April 8, 1994, recorded April 8, 1994, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A-414 at Page 2444, and by deed of Mary Lee Flowers Roper as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sophie F. Poston dated December 14, 1994, recorded December 19, 1994, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A431 at Page 1758. TMS: 00433-05-248 ADDRESS: 444 Maple Avenue, Johnsonville, South Carolina TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as
evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff’s debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the said highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to Florence County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record. Purchaser to pay for the preparation of the Deed, documentary stamps on the Deed, recording of the Deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the contract rate of interest. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale
as provided by law. THE PLAINTIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE THE DEFICIENCY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF SALE. If the Plaintiff or its representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-described property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County April 11, 2018 Florence, South Carolina Suzanne Taylor Graham Grig NEXSEN PRUET, LLC Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-8900 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/25,5/2,5/9/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that SILVER SPORK, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF/ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE at 163 WEST EVANS STREET FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written
protest must be postmarked no later than MAY 10, 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. (5/25,5/2,5/9/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-00760
Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Danny R. Springs, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to 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
6A fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in
the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on March 20, 2018. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/25,5/2,5/9/18) SUMMONS (Non-Jury) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C.A. Number: 2017-CP-21-2910 SPC Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Clifton D. Fajardo, Defendant. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon A. Todd Darwin, of Holcombe Bomar, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 101 West Saint John Street, Suite 200, (29306), Post Office Drawer 1897, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304, an Answer to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within thirty (30) days after service of the Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
HOLCOMBE BOMAR, P.A. By: /s/ A. Todd Darwin A. Todd Darwin (SC Bar No. 7032) Attorneys for Plaintiff Post Office Drawer 1897 Spartanburg, SC 29304 (864) 594-5300 October 12, 2017 Spartanburg, South Carolina (4/25,5/2,5/9/18) 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 Monday, the 21st day of May 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. G-06 Kami Elizabeth Hyman - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (5/2, 5/9/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL
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CIRCUIT COUNTY OF FLORENCE C/A #: 2017-CP-21-2627 Willie J. Wilson, Plaintiff, vs. Rickey Witherspoon, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Florence, South Carolina, 29501 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 28, 2017, the object and prayer of which is judgment against Defendant for actual damages as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT On December 23, 2016, the Plaintiff was traveling south on South Church Street in Florence, South Carolina. The Defendant was traveling north on South Church Street. The Plaintiff was attempting to make a left turn onto East Cheves Street. Once the light turned red, the Plaintiff began to make his turn. Suddenly and without warning, the Defendant came through the intersection and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a direct and proximate cause of said negligence on the part of the Defendant, the Plaintiff was injured. The injuries and damages sustained by the Plaintiff were caused and occasioned by the negligent and unlawful conduct on the part of the Defendant. Plaintiff seeks judgment against the Defendant for an award of actual damages, the cost of this action, and for such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. April 27, 2018 CHARLIE J. BLAKE, JR. Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org Florence, South Carolina (5/2,5/9,5/16/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-03183 American Advisors Group Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Casa Lee S. Green, and the Personal Representative of the Estate of Casa
Lee S. Green if any, and any other heirs-at-law or Distributees of Casa Lee S. Green; her 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, D e f e n d a n t ( s ) . LIS PENDENS BCP No.: F17-43066 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 above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Casa Lee S. Green to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for American Advisors Group dated March 9, 2015 and recorded on April 17, 2015 in Book B 570 at Page 0335, 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 situate in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being designated as Lot No. Twelve (12) in the survey by Pittman measuring Eighty-three (83) feet on its northern and southern lines and being in depth One Hundred Eight-five (185) feet; and bounded as follows: North by an unnamed street; East by Ada Alston; South by Marion Street; and West by Mrs. DeJongh. Being the same property conveyed to Casa Lee S. Green by Deed from Gladys Harris, dated October 24, 1994 and recorded December 28, 1994 at Book A432, Page 281. Parcel No. 9008521019 Property Address: 241 E. Marion Street, Florence, SC 29506 SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) Foreclosure of Real Estate Mortgage 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
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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 P l a i n t i f f . 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 247 E. Marion Street, Florence,
SC 29506; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire of 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVED NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on November 20, 2017. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (5/2,5/9,5/16/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-00183 Finance of America Reverse, LLC Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Linda P. Danner, and the Personal Representative of the Estate of Linda P. Danner, if any, and any other heirs-at-law or Distributees of Linda P. Danner; her 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”; and the United States of America acting by and through its agent, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Defendant(s). LIS PENDENS BCP No.: F1743320 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 above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Linda P. Danner to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMFS, LLC dated January 10, 2014 and recorded on January 30, 2014 in Book B 507 at Page 1074, 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 parcel of land situate in the City of Florence, County of Florence and State of South Carolina bounded and described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being near the City of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 3, Block A, as shown on a plat of Suburbia Subdivision made by R.C. Higgins, C.E., dated November 29, 1952 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book N at page 15; located on the westerly side of Higgins Street and measuring thereon Sixty-five (65) feet and extending back therefrom in a uniform width to a depth of One Hundred Seventy-seven (177) feet, more or less and being bounded on the North by Lot 4, Block A; on the Easterly side by Higgins Street; on the Southerly side by Lot 2, Block A, and on the Westerly side by a thirty (30) foot road, reference being had to the aforementioned plat for a more complete description. Being the same property as transferred by deed dated 07/28/2004, recorded 07/30/2004, from Kathleen Y. Powell, to Linda P. Danner, reserving to a life estate unto Kathleen Y. Powell, recorded in book A859, page 1538. Parcel No. 90029-6-3 Property Address: 1804 W. Higgins Street, Florence, SC 29501 SUMMONS AND NOTICES 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. 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 1804 W Higgins Street, 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) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 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 23, 2018. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (5/2,5/9,5/16/18)
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that ASHTONS SOCIAL CLUB DBA THE LOFT, 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 163 N. DARGAN ST. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than MAY 18, 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. (5/2,5/9,5/16/18) PUBLIC NOTICE GE Healthcare (GE), located at 3001 West Radio Drive in Florence, South Carolina has prepared and submitted an application for the renewal of the Post-Closure Care Permit. The renewal application includes modifications to the corrective action system currently in place at the property. To make a final decision and incorporate proposed modifications into GE's Hazardous Waste Permit SCD 067 002 147, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is soliciting public review and comment on the draft permit renewal application. The draft permit renewal application and associated administrative file are available as part of the administrative record and may be viewed at the Bureau of Land and Waste Management, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at 2600 Bull Street in Columbia, South Carolina between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except legal
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Florence Youth Basketball League The City of Florence Recreation Department and the Florence Youth Basketball League have begun registration for summer youth basketball which runs through May 31. A parent or guardian can sign the participant up online by visiting the link: https://recreation.cityofflorence.com/ParksRec_ Live/Home. Parents can also sign up at our Administrative Offices located at 513 Barnes Street. All participants must be signed up by a parent or legal guardian. Each registrant needs to bring a birth certificate if they have never participated in any City of Florence program. The cost is $36 per participant. The birthday cutoff date for summer basketball is Sept. 1, therefore their playing age will be how old they are on that date. All age
groups will be co-ed play. Rules are specifically designed by age groups. Games will be played at Pearl Moore Basketball Center. Age groups for players will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 year olds. Anyone interested in volunteering as a coach should stop by the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices located at 513 Barnes Street, Florence, and fill out an application. All coaches must be certified under the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) and approved by the City of Florence Recreation staff. For more information, please contact Tim Wilson at (843) 665-3253. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School senior CJ Miles signed a national letter of intent on Thursday, April 26 to play basketball at Coker College in Hartsville. Miles, a four-year varsity award winner, played a major role in the Titan basketball program reaching the state Region 2 SCISA final four each season during his time on the team. When asked how he came to receive the offer, Miles stated, “None of this would be possible without my mom and dad.” Miles scored over 900 points during his high school career and led the Titans in steals and three point shooting percentage.
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Equestrian team takes wins The Trinity-Byrnes Equestrian team attended the two day SCISA Hunt Seat Equestrian State Championship on April 14 and 15 at Tally Ho in Timmonsville. The four-member team all earned individual honors in their respective events. Saturday’s results: Maya Chokshi – 1st novice flat, 4th cross rails Erin Lassiter – 1st on open flat, 6th on open jumping Amelia Whitehead – 2nd on open flat Peyton Dore – 4th on flat Sunday’s results: Maya Chokshi – 3rd on flat, 1st in jumping Erin Lassiter – 3rd on flat, 4th in jumping Peyton Dore – 3rd on flat Amelia Whitehead – 2nd on flat Hunt seat riding refers to an English style of riding that is popular in North America. This form of riding consists of forward seat riding and jumps. The team members had to memorize a flat and jump course and were judged on their form throughout the course. Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
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Impact’s “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” to benefit House of Hope Impact Christian Children’s Theatre will present “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” on Friday, May 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. at the Chapman Auditorium in the McNair building at Francis Marion University. To encourage students to give back to the community, with each show the cast selects a charity or cause to support. For this show, the students chose The House of Hope of the Pee Dee, a local organization that helps the homeless. Cast and audience members are asked to bring items to donate including paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) and cleaning supplies. The fast-paced musical, based on the Academy Award winning film tells the story of a lowly street urchin who stumbles across a magical lamp, beginning an exciting adventure filled with love, magic and mayhem. Although Aladdin tries to hide his identity to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, he eventually discovers the power of honesty, friendship and true love. The show is filled with
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Confederate veterans to be remembered on May 12
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Trinity-Byrnes Book Club collects for Help 4 Kids DARLINGTON – The Trinity-Byrnes Book Club, a student led organization, held their annual book drive in March to collect books for children who may not otherwise have access to them. Sophomores Sullivan Smith, president, and Eliza Gregg Saleeby, vice president, Book Drive chair, headed the effort. Thanks to the generous support of the TBCS faculty, students, and the larger TBCS community, the TBCS book club collected over 1,800 children’s books. The bins of books were delivered on April 18, to Help 4 Kids. Help 4 Kids, an all-volunteer organization led by Diane Welsh, has a mission to fill the weekend hunger gap for the children of Florence County. Since these students are identified as “food insecure,” the club realized the need for providing books for these families that may not have the means of focusing on extras like books outside of school. By sending books home along with their food for the weekend, each student not only has the nutrition they need, but also something of their own that is both entertaining and educational. Additionally, Help 4 Kids will hold a book fair for elementary schools, offering an opportunity for families to take these books home and build home libraries.
The annual observance of Confederate Memorial Day will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Confederate monument. The public is invited. The event is sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (Ellison Capers Chapter #70) and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (Pee Dee Rifles, Camp #1419). The UDC and SCV members are female and male descendants of men who served in the Confederate Armed Forces. The service will include a reading of the “Roll of the Dead,” a list of Confederate veterans buried at Mt. Hope. The keynote speaker will be Jamie Graham, South Carolina Division Commander of the SCV. He is a member of the Litchfield SCV Camp in Conway and has served in numerous positions at the camp, brigade, division and national level in the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. Following the keynote address, there will be a laying of a memorial wreath at the Confederate monument and a military salute fired by uniformed re-enactors. Confederate Memorial Day was set aside to remember the men who took up arms to defend their families, homes and state during the War Between the States, 1861-65. The idea of Memorial Day began during the war when ladies in many communities, south and north, placed flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers from both sides. In the early days, it was known as Decoration Day, which it is still called in some places. There is debate about
THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN MT HOPE CEMETERY where Memorial Day started, and a number of communities claim credit for being first. May 30 was set aside in 1868 as a day for the nation to decorate with flowers the graves of American war dead. After WWI, Memorial Day became a time to remember the fallen from all American wars. Confederate Memorial Day has been for many years a separate observance. In the early days, it was a time to honor Confederate soldiers and sailors who died during the War Between the States. It has since become a time to remember all those who
valiantly served their Southern homeland during the war. The Confederate monument was originally placed in the old Presbyterian Church cemetery in 1882 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. That cemetery was the final resting place for Confederate soldiers who died in the nearby Wayside Hospital. The church property was purchased by the railroad as part of an early 1900’s expansion. Bodies were removed from the cemetery and re-buried at Mt. Hope. Years earlier, the roster of names of Confederate dead had been lost in a fire and the old wooden headstones
had long since rotted away. Now truly unknown, 64 Confederate dead were placed in a mass grave. The monument was moved to Mt. Hope and placed in the center of the mass grave where it stands today. Documentary research has identified three of the 64 soldiers buried there. In addition to these three, there are 19 other known Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Hope. They will be recognized by the placement of Confederate flags at their graves prior to the memorial service.
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S CHANCEL HANDBELL CHOIR
Spring Handbell Concert Tween Camp First Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Handbell Choir will have its 12th annual Spring Handbell Concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the church sanctuary. The concert is free and open to the community. The volunteer group of musicians led by Director of Music Ann Rodgers Chandler will play original compo-
sitions as well as hymn and song arrangements. Chandler said the concerts are held to heighten the appreciation of English handbell ringing. The group has weekly rehearsals throughout the year and holds public concerts twice a year. First Presbyterian is located at 700 Park Ave.
The next Family Day at the Florence County Museum will be Saturday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. Come join the fun at the museum on the second Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Family Day. No registration is required and it’s free. • Exploring Light and Shadow Shadow Puppet Theater in the Art Studio. For all ages. Bring your imagination to life with shadow puppets! Participants will create moveable shadow puppet
characters that can be used to act out your favorite stories. • Silhouette Landscape Painting in the Multipurpose Room. For all ages. Travel back in time to the Cretaceous Period, when dinosaurs roamed the Pee Dee. Participants will create a vibrant landscape painting, adding silhouettes of
dinosaurs from this region. • Outdoor Shadow Art in the Museum Courtyard, weather permitting. For all ages Capture the beauty of cast shadows in the courtyard. Participants will create an artwork using dynamic shadow shapes by tracing and painting cast shadows.
A ‘Tween’ Adventure Summer Camp will be offered to 12 to 15 year olds at the Barnes Street Recreation Center, 513 Barnes Street. The camp will be offered June 11 through Aug. 2. Hours on 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays. Tweens may stay for regular teen summer program hours which end at 9 p.m. for no additional cost. Registration begins April 16 and the registration fee is $76. You may register online at www.cityofflorenceathletics.com.
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TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Darlington presented ‘Down by the Creekbank’ children’s musical on Sunday evening, April 29. The chorus included children from four area churches and six different schools. Cast members were, from left, Brylee Stokes, Riley Flowers, Larissa Mathis, Mariah Thomas, Todd Jeffords, leader, Levi Mathis, Andre Thomas, Boyd Bass and Mills Bass. Musical director was Ann Miles with Patricia Hobbs as assistant director and Annette Martin as set designer and prop mistress.
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Chicken bog to benefit Place of Healing DARLINGTON – A chicken bog fundraiser will be held on May 10 to assist in the establishment of The Place of Healing, a home for at-risk teenage mothers in Darlington. Tickets are $7 and proceeds go to purchase a fire sprinkler system for this home for at-risk teenage mothers. The chicken bog will be cooked by Oliver Segars. Plates will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be three pickup locations: 712 Pearl Street in Darlington; Hoffmeyer
Road Baptist Church, 2317 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence; and Second Baptist Church, 212 W. Washington St. in Hartsville. The mission of the Place of Healing is to equip those young women in becoming productive citizens by providing a therapeutic environment that will challenge their educational and parental skills. The focus is on the inner healing and restoration of each girl. It will serve girls throughout South Carolina. The girls must attend school, Childcare and transportation will be provided while they finish their education.
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Wilson Band named Outstanding Wilson High School Band has received the South Carolina Band Directors Association’s Outstanding Performance Award. This award is the highest possible award given to a band program in the state of South Carolina. In a letter last week from Kevin E. Horton, Awards Chairman of the South Carolina Band Directors Association, Horton wrote that points to the Wilson High Band accumulated through participation and ratings earned at the following statesponsored performance events: marching band championships (high school level); all-state and region band; concert performance assessment; and solo/ ensemble festival. Horton went on to explain that the band had received the points necessary to earn the 201718 SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award. ”Your outstanding marching, concert, and individual
received the SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award. Deas maintains professional affiliations with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA), and the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA).
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JARROD DEAS student performance are a testament to the high quality of teaching taking place in the band department at your school,” stated Horton. Jarrod Deas is director of bands at Wilson High School. A native of Florence, Deas is a graduate of Wilson High and received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Florida A&M University. He joined the Wilson faculty in 2016. Under Deas’ leadership, this is the second year in a row that the Wilson band has
McLeod hosting Asthma Camp McLeod Children’s Hospital will host a free Asthma Camp for children ages five to 11 on Saturday, May 19. During the camp, children will learn how to manage their asthma through fun and interactive games. Game stations will demonstrate lung anatomy, trigger avoidance, as well as asthma medication and proper usage. Games will also teach the importance of asthma control during activities such as sports. The camp also includes a parent education session conducted by a Certified Asthma Educator, focusing on asthma basics, symptom recognition, trigger avoidance, proper medication administration, and the Asthma Action Plan. The camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McLeod Pavilion Conference Center. Snacks and lunch will be provided. To register for the McLeod Children’s Hospital Asthma Camp, call McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. For more information about the camp, call the McLeod Asthma Educator at (843) 777-8506.
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West Florence holds AFJRROTC ceremony The Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 participated in the West Florence High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25. Post 1 Adjutant Ken Curran presented American
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The BBQ Benefit for the House of Hope will be on May 10. If you want your lunch delivered orders of 10 or more plates are due by May 8. Otherwise you can order online until May 9, and pick it up yourself in the parking lot of Block and Vino on Hoffmeyer Road from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can also pick up and pay with cash on May 10 without a pre-order, until we run out.
THE TOWN OF PAMPLICO held a Clean Up Day on April 21. Over 20 volunteers collected 60 bags of garbage around the Town of Pamplico.The Town fed all the volunteers a hot dog lunch at the park afterward.
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Tractor Supply hosting spring Market Day Tractor Supply Company in Florence is showcasing the talents of local craft makers, artisans and growers during its spring Market Day event Saturday, May 12. Community members are invited to celebrate spring by shopping local, homemade and homegrown goods at the Florence Tractor Supply from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters and growers will display their goods for sale in tented areas in front of the Tractor Supply store. “Market Day allows us to provide a space for the Florence community to come together to shop local, support their neighbors, and highlight the incredible talent that’s right here in our own backyard,” said Donald Matthews, manager of the Florence Tractor Supply. “You never know what you might find at this one-day event, or how it might inspire your family’s next crafting or growing adventure.” Tractor Supply’s Market Day will take place Saturday, May 12, at 2590 S. Irby Street. Contact the Florence Tractor Supply store at 843-676-9950 for more details or information about participating in the event.
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