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NEIGHBORS NAME: Justin Hartzler FAMILY: Murray and Anita Hartzler, dad and mom BORN: Hiram, Ohio LIVES: Florence OCCUPATION: Cook for Chickfil-A HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Household projects, botany, guitar, baking and cooking. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE? Unique restaurants. WHO OR WHAT HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST? “My parents, grandma, and friend Shehan Welihindha, for inspiring me, encouraging me to be better and to prove myself.”
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City of Florence plans for new community centers The City of Florence held an event to announce plans for the construction of two new community centers at Iola Jones and Maple parks on Tuesday, June 5. The event took place at Iola Jones Park on Oakland Avenue. Mayor Stephen J. Wukela spoke at the event and introduced local community members who have been advocating for the construction of a community center in Dr. Iola Jones Park. Wukela stated in reference to the community center in Dr. Iola Jones Park that it is “a long time coming”. City Councilwoman, District 2, Pat Gibson-Hye Moore also spoke at the event. She discussed the need for such a park in North Florence. She stated “all of Florence is mine” when speaking of the need for equal opportunities, such as access to safe and organized community centers. Teresa-Myers Ervin, City Council District 2, was also in attendance. She too spoke of the desire for Florence to be “one Florence, united.” Mrs. Betty Gregg is a community member of North Florence. She has been working for over 13 years to get the City of Florence to put a community center in Dr. Iola Jones Park. Mrs. Gregg believes it is imperative for the well being of the residents of North Florence to have access to a clean and safe community center that is close by. Ms. Patricia Bonette spoke about the city’s work to fix
MRS. BETTY GREGG FEATURED NEXT TO THE OFFICIAL SIGN FOR THE DR. IOLA JONES PARK COMMUNITY CENTER Maple Park as well. She spoke on the long history that the park has and the devastation that it faced after a hurricane a few years ago. In April, 2018, following public advertisement and solicitation from professional firms for the design and build of two community centers, FBi Construction along with Collins & Almers Architecture were selected. It is anticipated that the design process will take four to six months and construction should begin in late
fall of 2018. The two community centers will be approximately 35004000 square feet which is similar in size to the existing centers at Levy and Northwest Parks. The buildings will contain open space for game table activities, classroom/computer room/study area, small kitchen space, restrooms, staff office, and storage space. Once completed, the centers will provide a location for youth, adult and senior programming in their respective
communities. The project is made possible through City Council’s approval of an ordinance in October, 2017 authorizing the issuance of Installment Purchase Revenue Bonds in the amount of $15,000,000 for costs associated with the construction of Recreation and Athletic Capital Improvement Projects. Approximately $2,000,000 of this funding will be used on the design and construction of these new community centers.
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Small business hurricane preparednesss The Atlantic hurricane season began at the start of this month. With NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center warning that there is a 75percent chance the 2018 season will be near or above normal, it’s important that small-business owners make sure their disaster plans are up to date or implement a plan if they don’t already have one. Small-business owners should ask themselves how they would contact their employees, customers, and vendors. How would their employees reach them? What would happen to their business records? Would their insurance cover the damages? How long would it take to reopen? Could they reopen?
Here are some tips from NFIB about preparing for a hurricane or other disaster: Understand the risks. Your small business may be vulnerable to many types of disasters such as flooding and wildfires. Make sure you are aware and protected as much as possible against the possible risks. Be sure you have adequate insurance. You need at least enough to rebuild your home and business. Review your policies to see what is -- and isn't -- covered. Consider business interruption insurance, which helps cover operating costs during the post-disaster shutdown period. Get flood insurance. Take photographs and videos of your assets. Store
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them online if possible or in waterproof and fireproof containers kept in a safe place, such as a relative's or friend’s home or business in another state. Have an emergency response plan. Determine your evacuation routes. Keep emergency phone numbers handy. Develop a communications plan. Designate someone to serve as a contact person for your employees, customers, and vendors. Phone and email in your area may be down following a natural disaster, so ask an out-of-state friend, colleague or relative to serve as a post-disaster point of contact. Backup your business records. Make copies of your any vital records and store them someplace safe. Use online backups for electronic data, and keep paper documents in a fireproof safety-deposit box. Create a disaster kit. Put
a flashlight, a portable radio, extra batteries, a phone charger, first-aid supplies, non-perishable food, bottled water, a basic tool kit, plastic sheeting and garbage bags in a bag or box someplace handy, in case of emergency. Encourage your employees to prepare disaster kits for themselves and their families. NFIB is the nation's leading small-business association. To learn about NFIB in South Carolina. For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit www.NFIB.com.
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GOD’S WORD Advice for fathers These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
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Father’s Day in America By Dr. Glenn Mollette It’s time to once again to celebrate Father’s Day in America. I like Father’s Day. It’s always interesting to see if my children or anyone remembers. Maybe I will get a text, an email or even a telephone call. Father’s Day is kind of like your birthday, you don’t really think about it until the day comes. You then can’t help but notice who forgot or who simply does not care. I was always busy as a young adult and probably didn’t pay attention to Father’s Day like I should have until later in life. I got a little closer to my dad in his later years simply because my mother had died and he had to talk to me when I called. My father was a good dad in that he took care of us. He kept food on the table and a roof over our heads. I never had to face living with a single parent or in a blended family. All I knew was my mom and dad and I never worried about being hungry or being homeless. Millions of Americans cannot say this. This is not a negative about single parenting or being homeless or blended families. I’m simply saying that Mom and Dad hung in there and my sisters and brothers and I have a lot for which to be thankful. My grandfather was a good dad. He raised ten children. He was a blessing to a multitude of grandchildren. He worked until he was 83. I never saw him smile a lot but how could he smile when there were dozens of grandchildren around all the time? Plus, he worked six days a week until he was 83. He managed it pretty well. My son is a good dad. I can believe it because he was a good son. Yet, it’s always amazing when you see your child in action. He spends so much time with my little grandson and they have a beautiful bond. I love to watch their interaction and I am so happy for both of them. This Father’s Day will once again be a good day and a tough day. Fathers will count their blessings and also their failures. Fathers will wish for another chance to do it again but we only get one chance to be a dad. Many will visit cemeteries to pay respect to a dad now long gone or fathers will mourn over the passing of a child. Father’s Day is upon us and the best you can do is to cherish the moment. Make a visit. Make a telephone call. Make the day as personal as possible. Life is about relationships and there is nothing like loving a father or a child while you have the opportunity. When you look back you’ll be so glad you did. Dr. Glenn Mollette is the author of 12 books. His syndicated column is read in all 50 states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com. Learn more at www.glennmollette.com Like his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette
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Father figures: figuring it out You know Father’s Day is fast approaching when the commercials for grills, tools, and cars all start airing a little more frequently. Father’s Day from the view of capitalism is all about getting the ‘right gift for dad’. Some argue that the right gift is something heartfelt while others argue for a more practical gift, such as power tools. Regardless of the gift that you decide, the day is ultimately a time to reflect on fathers and the impact they have had in our lives. The thing that the commercials don’t show you is that not every person has the same narrative when it come to the subject of ‘fathers’. Some people didn’t have a father in their lives. Fathers come in all sorts of different forms such as teachers, neighbors, uncles, or in some cases fathers can come in the form of a mother. The truth is people can have multiple father figures in their lives that fill all sorts of different roles. Personally there for been many people in my life who have been father figures to me other than my own biological father. During college I had a professor who was very much a father figure to me. His name was Professor Douglas Gaerte. He was the chair of the communication department and my aca-
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demic advisor throughout my undergraduate career. I spent many afternoons in his office talking about politics, communication theories, and of course our mutually favorite TV series, AMC’s The Walking Dead. Gaerte showed such kindness and interest in my life. He provided me with advice about both academics, friendships, and my future. I look up to him immensely as an educated person who lives truthfully, kindly, and purposefully. It was through his influence in my life that has given me the confidence to start my master’s degree and pursue a career in journalism. Another father figure I have in my life was not even someone who was old enough to physically be my father. A friend of mine, named Kevin, had a very big impact on my life in a very fatherly way. Kevin was a friend from college and ultimately a roommate by my senior year. Kevin is an old soul. He often jokes about “being a 40 year old man trapped in a 20 something year old’s body”. As a result
of his more ‘mature’ personality, he was often very fatherly to me in our friendship. Kevin helped me with my car issues, made sure I was taking my medicine and getting to sleep on time, and always screened my friends to make sure they were “good influences” for me. This friendship allowed me to have a father-type figure in my life that has benefitted me greatly despite the closeness in age. Despite there being many different types of father figures out there, often the main focus of Father’s Day is biological fathers. Keeping this in mind I feel like it is important to talk about my father. First of all, we share the same name, which was always very stressful growing up. My father is a 5 foot tall Italian man with a mustache and a love for pasta and meatballs. He is pastor and an avid NFL fan, specifically the Buffalo Bills despite their tendency to avoid winning games. Growing up my father and I never really got along. That’s not to say that we were hateful towards each other, we are just two very different people. Despite our indifference towards each other during my childhood, he was always there doing his best to provide for me and my siblings. He was able to afford to send us to private school,
we never worried where our next meal was going to come from, and he always made sure that Christmas and our birthdays were extra special. He would often go out of his way just to make sure we were happy. My relationship with my father has changed a lot over the years. Our sense of indifference has begun to disappear and we are actually becoming a lot closer. Over the years I know it hasn’t been easy on him, but I feel that we are both coming around. Ultimately, I am his son and he is my father. Despite our difference at the end of the day that is what truly matters. I hope that my relationship with my father continues to grow. As he learns to love and accept me and I him, we can hopefully have a stronger relationship in the future. That all being said, Happy Father’s Day to every father figures out there. Keep doing what you are doing. Even if you don’t get the appreciation, or that new drill, that you might hope you get remember that what you do is so important in the lives of those who look up to you. Who are some of the father figures in your life? Do you have a story about what it is like being a father? Let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Father’s Day memory By Tom Holston “Goin’ fishin’”. The words were like an elixir… ..racing through my bloodstream….stirring my mind with fantasies of wrestling with “big ones that’ll bend your back bringin’ ‘em in!” Pa was taking a day off from his work and allowing me to “play hooky” one day from school. I could hardly fathom my good fortune. After all, as a ten year old, I could barely ever remember my father pushing work aside for what might be deemed a frivolous way to spend a work day – and he was allowing me to tag along. We left home early – before day – and arrived at the lake just as the sky was turning pink on the horizon in the east. Birds were chirping as the sun’s warmth began to stir them. A fog limited the distance of our view over the watery expanse, but my attention was quickly drawn to an older black gentleman wading by the dock near us. He wore knee high rubber boots and sang low to himself in a deep resonant bass voice, while he worked with the rental boats getting ready “fo’ th’ fish-a men.” Pa left me there at the dock while he crossed the road to “Joe’s Place,” the store where the boat rental fees were paid and bait could be bought. I could hear a
motor boat approaching long before I could see it through the early morning mist, and soon it materialized from the shroud and cut through the water toward the dock. They needed to buy gas. The old black fellow welcomed them to the beach and hoisted himself up to the gas pump at the end of the dock to fill their tank. One of the men in the boat asked if the fishin’ had been any good the day before. The old man looked up and his eyes gleamed. “Cap’n, they snatchin’em out by th’ roots!” he fairly bellowed his answer, then threw back his head and laughed a deep belly laugh. Before Pa returned the old gentleman had serviced two more boats and responded to their inquiries in the same fashion. I began to wonder a bit about the veracity of his response, but soon we were engaged in picking out a boat and securing our gear for our own voyage. The fog had lifted enough now, so we ventured out from the bank. Money was
tight indeed for our family in those days and a boat motor would have been an extreme extravagance. So, we paddled our old sodden rental craft, but in my young child mind I could not have taken greater pleasure if we had been aboard the Queen Mary. Here I was goin’ fishin’ like the grown-ups in a boat with my Pa as Captain and me accepted as First Mate. We found some old sunken trees to anchor near and managed to get a few bites and caught several bream and a couple crappie. I revelled in it. We talked of a variety of things while we watched our bobbers, and had a Vienna sausage sandwich for lunch. I thought it was great. My family did not commonly show emotions a great deal and we never learned to hug each other very much, but my Pa had taken time to be with me and showed me caring and respect that day. We only caught a few fish – we were not “snatchin’em out by th’
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Florence Little Theatre presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Spirit of Centeral provides patriotic tribute Central United Methodist Church invites the public to attend the 15th annual “Spirit of Central” held on Wednesday, June 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Davis Christian Life Center. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:15 p.m .and costs $6 for adults and $3 for children (under 12). The meal will include homemade hamburger steaks (hamburger sliders for children), sautéed onions, gravy, whipped potatoes, rolls, broccoli
casserole, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, apple pie and ice cream. The program is free and will begin at 6:15 p.m. This year we are fortunate to have the Honorable James E. Lockemy, retired Major General and Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, as our guest speaker. Judge Lockemy will speak about the Great War (World War I) especially as it relates to the Pee Dee area. Entertainment will
include patriotic songs from this era performed by McCutcheon Road (Happy Pendergraft and Faith Godwin), as well as the national anthem and God Bless America performed by vocalist Rebecca Thompson. There will be tables provided for children and adults to write letters to our servicemen stationed around the world. Children’s activities include a flag parade, playground activities, and a visit from the Kona Ice truck.
Libary hosts weekly matinees Don’t be stuck out in the summer heat…come cool down at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library to watch a weekly movie matinee, at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Go back in time with us each week as we share a key movie from each decade. We will begin with the 1950’s, and we will end with a 2017 super hero film. We will show 6 weekly movie matinees. Our weekly movie matinees are
Florence Little Theatre presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. July 13-15 and July 2022. Based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to
grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is underwritten by McLeod Health, directed by Lisa Sims with musical direction by Cole Davis. The cast features actors and production team all under the age of 18. Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. runs July 13-15 and July 20-22, with performances Friday
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made possible by Friends of Florence County Library. Admission is free. Groups are invited to participate but registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. Call the Reference Desk at 843-413-7074 to register and visit www.florencelibrary.org for more information. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.
The Florence Elks Lodge #1020 will conduct a Flag Day ceremony followed by a flag retirement at their Lodge located at 2220 West Jody Road, Florence. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 4 p.m. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the first fraternal body to require formal observance
and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students and children under 18. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on Dargan Street or online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/ Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is appropriate for kids of all ages.
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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 SURVIVORSHIP, 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, 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
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6A 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)
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 FOLLOWS, 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 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) 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
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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
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 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 SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First Reliance Bank vs JoAnn Gannon Talbott a/k/a JoAnn G. Talbott, Discover Bank, and Troy Capital, LLC, CA# 2018-CP-21-345, I, the undersigned, will sell on July 3, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina being known and designated as Lot No. One (1), as shown on a map of Green Cape Subdivision, by Heller & Associates, Engineers, dated October, 1983, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 21 at Page 928. Reference is also made to a map made for James Hugh Lloyd by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated August 10, 1984 and recorded in the above mentioned office in Plat Book 22 at Page 759. Said lot being bounded on the Northeast by Lake Drive for a distance of 73.12 feet; on the Northeast by Lake Drive for a distance of 63.0 feet; on the Southeast by Common Area for a distance of 63.59 feet; and on the Southwest by Lot 2 for a distance of 68.0 feet. Reference being had to said maps for a more complete and accurate description. Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. This being the same property conveyed to JoAnn Gannon Talbott by deed of James Hugh Lloyd recorded March 20, 1990 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A318 at Page 1842. Property Address:1001 Canberra Place, Florence, South Carolina TMS# 00751-01-254 ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate and being in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and designated as Lot Nos. 10, 11, 12 and the westernmost 25feet of Lot No 13 in Block 1 on a plat of Park Sites; said plat made by Adams & Ervin, C.E., on October 10-11, 1927, and recorded in Plat Book C at Page 225 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County; and the instant lot measures 115 feet front on Cedar Street and is 150 feet in depth. Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. This being the same property conveyed to JoAnn Gannon Talbott by deed of C.B. Askins Sr. as Trustee for David Askins recorded March 3, 1987 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A261 at Page 1006. Property Address: 1007 West Cedar Street,
Florence, SC TMS #9006307-005 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording fees and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.50%. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/ Haigh Porter_ Master in Equity for Florence County May 23, 2018 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff Printer: Please publish for three consecutive weeks. (6/6,6/13,6/20/18)
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-21-01325 Bank of America, N.A.,Plaintiff, v. Andrew T. McLellan a/k/a Andrew McLellan; LaToya D. McLellan a/k/a LaToya McLellan; Cedar Creek Subdivision H.O.A., Inc.; CACH, LLC; Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America; Ashley Turner Building Co., Inc., 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 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
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 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 May 17, 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 (6/13,6/20,6/27/18)
NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-01614 Ditech Financial LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, -vs- The Personal Representative, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Leroy Singletary, Mildred Dean Singletary, LaKendra E. Keller, Kendrick Singletary and Gabriel Singletary and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Leroy Singletary, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; E. L. Clements, III, Solicitor Twelfth Judicial Circuit and Florence County Sheriff's Department and Coastal Federal Credit Union, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Ditech Financial LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. The Personal Representative, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Leroy Singletary, Mildred Dean Singletary, LaKendra E. Keller, Kendrick Singletary and Gabriel Singletary and any other Heirs-at-Law
or Devisees of Leroy Singletary, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; E. L. Clements, III, Solicitor Twelfth Judicial Circuit and Florence County Sheriff's Department and Coastal Federal Credit Union, I, Haigh Porter, as Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on July 3, 2018, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 38 ON A PLAT MADE BY A.L. ERVIN, C.E., ON JUNE 4, 1956, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK D AT PACE 102, THE SAID LOT FRONTING SIXTY (60) FEET ON SECOND STREET (NOW KNOWN AS EDISTO) AND BEING IN DEPTH ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY (180) FEET AND BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOTS 12, 13 AND 14; ON THE EAST BY LOT 11; ON THE SOUTH BY WEST HAVEN DEVELOPMENT; AND ON THE WEST BY SECOND STREET (NOW EDISTO) REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MORE RECENT PLAT PREPARED FOR LEROY SINGLETARY BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, INC., DATED JULY 31, 2002 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 79 AT PAGE 392. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LEROY SINGLETARY BY DEED FROM DON O. COX AND ULDINE P. COX RECORDED 08/01/2002 IN DEED BOOK 1969 PAGE 2560, IN THE R.M.C. OFFICE OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TMS #: 9004609-22 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automati-
cally withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 2.50% per annum. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (6/13,6/20,6/27/18) MASTER IN EQUITY’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-2802 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority against James T. Williams, Carla E. Williams, et al., I, the Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on Monday, July 2, 2018, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, near the City of Florence, State of South Carolina being known and designated as Lot 8, Block I as shown on a map of Glendale Acres Subdivision No. 1 by W.R. Banks, Surveyor, dated December 15, 1960 and recorded in Plat Book G at Page 96 in the Office of the Clerk of Court. Reference is also made to a plat prepared for James T. Williams and Carla E. Williams by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc. dated August 19, 2003 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 82 at Page 103. This being the same property conveyed to James T. Williams and Carla E. Williams by deed of Creola R. Robinson dated August 29, 2003 and recorded September 2, 2003 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book A776 at Page 1433. TMS#: 90158-07-009 Property Address: 3309 E. Bennett Drive Florence, South Carolina 29506 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some
subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Master in Equity for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Defendant IRS right of redemption, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (6/13,6/20,6/27/18)
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SPORTS T HE N EWS J OURNAL
Florence RedWolves kick off season On June 5th, the Florence RedWolves traveled to Lexington to take on the Lexington County Blowfish. The RedWolves beat the Blowfish by a score of 12-4. The RedWolves got off to a quick start in the top of 1st scoring 5 runs and never looked back. Patrick Causa led the RedWolves offense at the plate going 4 for 5 driving in 1 run and scoring 3 times himself. Ben Peden went 2 for 5 at the plate driving in 5 runs. The RedWolves were also dominant in the mound as well only allowing 4 runs. Michael Kuypers got the
start and went 6 innings spreading out 11 hits, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Joshua Plummer would come in and finish the game for the RedWolves giving up 5 hits and a walk but struck out 6 Blowfish. They came back home on the 6th to face the Savannah Bananas and the Bananas came out with a 13-2 win. Jordan Merritt was recorded with the win as he went 5 innings giving up 3 hits and a walk while striking out 6 RedWolves batters. Dylan Spence was tabbed with the loss for the RedWolves. The RedWolves then trav-
eled down I-95 to face the same Bananas on June 8th. Again the RedWolves would be defeated but this time the final was 7-5. Brayden Beldon would be tagged with the win as he would relieve the starter, Tanner Routh after 3 innings of work. Beldon would give up 4 hits, 3 runs with 1 being an earned
run and 2 unearned runs and 1 walk while striking out 7 RedWolves batters. Amos Willingham would be tagged with the loss for the RedWolves. The Bananas would get on the board first scoring 3 runs in the top of the first but the RedWolves would answer by scoring 3 more in
the bottom of the first. They would then take the lead in the bottom of the 5th by scoring 2 more runs. The Bananas would answer back by scoring two themselves in the top of the 6th and would add two insurance runs in the top of the 7th and 9th. The Bananas would bring in Garrett
Delano to close out the game in the 9th and he was credited with the save. The RedWolves will be back in action this week at home at Sparrow Stadium on Francis Marion’s University campus on Thursday the 14th and take on the Macon Bacon at 7 p.m.
Golf tournament and chicken bog planned 1st Friends and Alumni Association of Palmetto High School is hosting a golf tournament and chicken bog. It is scheduled for Monday July 2, with a 9 a.m. starting time. Price per golfer including lunch and refreshments is $30. Lunch only for non golfers is $10. Location is Beaver Creek Golf Club, 1133 E McIver Road, Darlington. Prizes for top three foursomes. All former athletes welcome. Ladies you
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Lynches River benefits from Duke’s waterway grant Florence County received a $68,200 grant to continue its commitment to protecting and enhancing regional waterways and the environment. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy. Florence County is one of 16 organizations across North and South Carolina to collectively receive more than $1.2 million in the seventh grant announcement. The Water Resources Fund is a multiyear commitment that will leave a legacy of improved water quality, quantity and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions. “This grant will help us better serve our community for years to come,” said K.G. Rusty Smith Jr., County Administrator, Florence County. “We thank Duke Energy for its support and are eager to
Pictured, left to right, are Mindy Taylor, District Manager for Government & Community Relations Duke Energy; Rick Jiran,VP Community Relations Duke Energy Foundation; Jennifer Majors (holding the award),Lynches River County Park Superintendent; Cari Boyce, President Duke Energy Foundation and Ronnie Pridgen, Florence County Parks & Recreation Department Director. launch this project so that we can continue serving our local waterways.” The Lynches River Boat
and Kayak Access Project will provide access to areas along the Lynches River in Florence County,
currently inaccessible to boaters and kayakers due to debris. The grant funds will be used to open access in four priority areas: the Kayak area/ Lynches River County Park, Indigo Landing to Venters Landing, Lynches River north end Snows Island to Snow Lake Land-
ing and the removal of a tree north of Indigo Landing. In their current state, these areas prohibit use of the river as it was intended and makes contiguous travel down the beautiful waterway impossible. The debris caused loss of access, creating an adverse effect on recre-
ation, tourism and business along the river. Citizens and tourists will benefit greatly from this project. “Duke Energy is dedicated to protecting and restoring the rivers and waterways that power our regional economies,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, president of Duke Energy in South Carolina. “We look forward to our partnership with Florence County and the impact this project will have in the region.” Investment decisions are carefully reviewed by the Water Resources Fund committee, an independent body that includes five environmental experts and two Duke Energy employees. Selected projects are chosen on several criteria, including whether the project is science-based and research-supported. Duke Energy anticipates two grant announcements per year over the course of the Water Resources Fund. Visit nccommunityfoundation.or g for more information on how to apply and register for the session.
Jammin’ Island, Steel Pan and Drum Camp
WESTON PATTERSON, RIGHT, WITH DAUGHTER ALLIE WALKER FEATURED NEXT TO LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRIES NEARLY DEDICATED SIGN
Lighthouse Ministries dedicates building Lighthouse Ministries recently dedicated its newly purchased building on Thursday, June 7. The dedication was in honor of the former owners of the building, Mr. Weston Patterson and the late Mrs. Emily Dixon Patterson. A sign recognizing the building as “The Patterson Building” is now displayed on the W. Evans Street side of the property. The building, located at 1416 W. Evans Street, is the former location of CSP Insurance Services and the current home of Lighthouse
Ministries. The building has been known in the community for years as being owned by Mr. Patterson. When Lighthouse Ministries saw that the building was being sold they knew it was the perfect home for them. Mr. Patterson took the offer that the board presented to him. He knew of the important work that Lighthouse Ministries does for the area and wanted to be able to allow them to continue that work in an ideal space. Mr. Patterson says he is honored by the gesture
of Lighthouse Ministries. Lighthouse Ministries is a faith-based non-profit social service agency that assists Florence County residents with their basic needs when they find themselves in financial crisis. For over 20 years, Lighthouse Ministries has been partnering with area congregations, businesses, organizations, and individuals to light the way for our neighbors in need. For more information about Lighthouse Ministries, visit their website at www. lighthouseflorence.org.
The smooth, melodic sounds of Caribbean will be heard this summer when the Florence Symphony Orchestra offers a hands-on steel pan and drum program for children. Dr. Shane Reeves, principal percussionist for the FSO and FMU instructor, will head “Jammin’ Island, Steel Pan and Drum Camp” for area 3rd-8th graders, July 23-26 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Reeves has been playing drums for 20 years and has taught students from elementary to college level. “I really enjoy world music and world percussion, especially African and Caribbean music. Drumming is a fantastic and fun activity for kids. It teaches them musical and rhythmic concepts in a way that is fun for them. They also are able to learn about other cultures, geography, and history too. Most of them respond well to drumming activities and usually pick up the rhythms quite quickly by imitating what they see
DR. SHANE REEVES and hear.” “We wanted to offer a fun summer program for children,” said FSO executive director, Pamela Glass. “Playing music together has so many benefits. It increases concentration and focus, encourages creativity and self-expression. This camp requires no previous musical experience and is a great way to introduce the fun of playing music together.” A day at Jammin’ Island will consist of hands on
learning with simple steel pans and a variety of unique percussion instruments. Campers will also learn the history of the instruments and the music, and prepare for a performance on the last day of camp. “We are so grateful to have received a grant from the Florence Regional Art Alliance and sponsorship from Honda to purchase the steel pans and hand drums for this camp. We can not only use them for this camp, but we can take these instruments out into the community and offer a steel pan and drum sessions to different organizations,” said Glass. Jammin’ Island will take place July 23 through July 27. Parents have the choice of signing their child up for either the morning session (9 a.m.12 p.m.) and an afternoon session (1 p.m.-4 p..m). Jammin’ Island is $85 per student. For more information, visit www.florencesymphony.com/jam minisland or call (843) 661-2541.
Member of Florence law firm joins American Bar Association John H. Muench of the Florence law firm of Willcox, Buyck & Williams, was elected by the South Carolina Bar as one of its two delegates to the American Bar Association. He was sworn in at the recent meeting of the South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates. Muench will represent the South Carolina Bar by attending the American Bar Association’s national,
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semi-annual meetings. He has held numerous positions with the South Carolina Bar including Chairman of the Corporate Banking and Securities Law Section, the Tax Law Section as Chairman, and Chairman of the Senior Lawyers Division. Muench is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. degree and the University of Louisville with his law degree. He received a
Masters in Taxation from the University of Miami and served a clerkship with Judge Boyce F. Martin, J1'. on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1979 to 1980. He focuses his law practice on mergers and acquisitions and tax law issues and is admitted to the Bars of South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky and to the United States Tax Court.
The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers (FOREVR) is hosting a SC Revolutionary Rivers Excursion on June 16, immediately following the much-anticipated ribbon cutting for Venters Landing in Johnsonville at 10 a.m. First, join us for the Venters Landing ribbon cutting that completes a $450,000 project that includes a new ramp and floating dock. Then, enjoy a paddle trip from Venters Landing that should last from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with equipment, snacks, and refreshments included. The paddling excursion will follow the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail on the beautiful Lynches Scenic River. Spend the morning kayaking through history as
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help of Ed Madden, the Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC. Susan Crandall - The Myth of Perpetual Summer. Susan Crandall is a lifelong book lover but in recent years she has discovered her talent for writing. During her career as a dental hygienist she began to edit her sister’s writing and discovered her own passion. Her first book received a RITA Award and two National Reader’s Choice Awards. She will be presenting her brand new novel, The Myth of Perpetual Summer at A Moveable Feast. This novel is a beautiful work of southern literature that tells the story of one girl’s struggle to hold together a dysfunctional family in the 1960’s. Michele Moore - The Cigar Factory. Michele Moore has served as a fellow in the Piedmont College English Department. She was the 2006 finalist for the Bellwether Prize for Literature. She has won awards and grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council. In her novel, The Cigar Factory she creates an empowering story of families and friendships forged through struggle, loss, and redemption set against the backdrop of Charleston at the turn of the century. She captures the culture and the language in a remarkable way that brings her characters to life. Sheryl Parbhoo - The Unexpected Daughter. Sheryl Parbhoo lives and writes just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She discovered her passion for writing through blogging. Her blog, Southern Life Indian Wife has been an avenue for her to share stories about her family and the blending of her southern background and her husband’s Indian background. Overcoming cultural barriers in life, love, and society is her passion and she draws on this in her novel, The Unexpected Daughter. In this novel she weaves together a story of love and family through her characters Jenny and Roshan and their intercultural relationship. Nicole Seitz - The Cage Maker. Nicole Seitz grew up on Hilton Head Island and now resides in Charleston which she credits with inspiring her southern characters. She attended UNC Chapel Hill and received a B.A. in Communications and Journalism. She will be presenting her book The Cage Maker at A Moveable Feast. It is a truly unique style of story telling and she captures the life of her characters through documents and dialect. It is best described as “part love story, and part horror and madness”.
HARTSVILLE — Burry Bookstore is pleased to present its third annual A Moveable Feast. This will be a great evening of literature celebration. We have a great line-up of authors that write in a diverse array of genres covering everything from historic fiction to murder mysteries and even poetry. There is truly something for all lovers of literature to enjoy. Guests of this event will be engage with each author as they move table to table in a play on “speed dating”. Guests will also enjoy a delicious three course meal catered by Hidden Treasures as well as a selection of beer and wine. An added treat this year is that the choice of one book is also included in the ticket price. Tickets are $50 and are on sale both at Burry Bookstore and at https:// squareup.com/store/burrybookstore/. A Moveable Feast will be held at Burry Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. and the festivities will continue at The Rooftop Bar at the Mantissa after the event. The authors will also be available for a meet and greet at Burry Bookstore on Saturday, June 23rd from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. This is a free event. The Mantissa Executive Suites and Spa is the presenting sponsor of A Moveable Feast and the Oak Manor Inn is a contributing sponsor. Below is a bit of information about each author and their books. Susan M. Boyer - Lowcountry Bookshop. Susan was born and raised in Faith, North Carolina. She attended N.C State University, Catawba College, and the College of Charleston. After a career in computer programming she decided that it was time to pursue her true passion, writing. She has had great success with her Liz Talbot Mystery Series and her seventh book, Lowcountry Bookshop will be featured at A Moveable Feast. In this novel, set in historic downtown Charleston, Liz Talbot must make sense of a mysterious death and its connection to a small bookshop on King Street. She is a USA Today Best Selling Author and her series received the Agatha award. Tim Conroy - Theologies of Terrain. Tim Conroy has spent his career working in special education. While he was passionate about writing, life tends to get in the way. After the death of his brother Pat Conroy, an icon of Southern Literature including South of Broad and The Prince of Tides, he was moved to write and publish Theologies of Terrain, a beautiful compilation of poetry. This work was edited and guided along with the
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House of Hope hosts ‘Run for Hope’ Host of Hope is excited to announce the 2nd annual Run for Hope 5K and 10K Run/Walk organized by the Pee Dee Realtor Association. This event, benefitting the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Homeless Shelter, is raising funds to provide emergency shelter and services for the local homeless men, women, and children in the Florence Community and surrounding areas.
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International parade planned for Florence MINGLE of the Pee Dee is partnering with the Wilson High School I.B. program and the Alliance for Youth to host the first ever Pee Dee International Parade in Florence on Saturday, June 30th at 10 a.m. The parade, originally scheduled for May 19th, was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The parade will start out on West Evans Street by Edisto and proceed down West Evans to the James Allen Plaza at the corner of Evans and Dargan. After the parade, event partner and sponsor iHeart Media will be hosting a bandstand and family-friendly entertainment event in the historic James Allen Plaza in downtown Florence. Sponsors and supporters include Diversity Works, iHeart Media, and Honda of SC Manufacturing Inc. The goal of the parade is to bring people from different cultures together to promote unity in diversity. The parade is accepting floats,
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persistent tenacity always helped to find them a place to stay. While she ministered to their needs, Courtney longed to have a place for them to call home. Her ministry to homeless men, women and children continues to be an inspiration to our community and her vision surpassed her life. In her memory, the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter was opened October 17, 2016. Daily the shelter serves 30 men, women and children. Most citizens of the Pee Dee and surrounding areas do not realize that homelessness is an issue. Each day there are over 400 homeless men, women and children in the community. Of the homeless population over 100 are unsheltered,. Many are women and children. The Community Shelter offers a safe shelter, food, clothing and case management services to those that come seeking a place to rest their head. **The race will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 500 Second Loop Rd., Florence (Post Office/Margaritas Parking Lot). Registration will begin at 6:00am. The 10K runners will start at 7:25 and the 5K runners will start at 7:30. Finisher medals will be given to all participants.
Overall finisher male /female will be given and age division awards will be given at the end of the race. Age divisions will be 9 and under, 1014, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and older. Registration Prices: 5K Early Registration$25 (cut-off May 31) 5K Registration- $30 (June 1-22)- race shirt not guaranteed 5K Onsite registration $35- race shirt not guaranteed 10K Early Registration$35 (cut-off May 31) 10K Registration- $40 (June 1-22) race shirt not guaranteed 10K Onsite registration $45- race shirt not guaranteed **Packet Pick-up will be at the Pee Dee Realtor Association located at 1375 Celebration Blvd. on June 22 from 3-7 pm (Use doors on backside of building) ** We are also part of the Pee Dee Grand Prix Race Series and this is the perfect race for you to build your points Thank you to all who participate in this wonderful community event and for showing your love and support for the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Homeless Shelter. It truly means so much to so many!
Justin O’Connor memorial fund awards scholarships Justin O’Connor was a loving son and caring brother. Only 17 years old, he was a generous friend and gifted athlete whose joy and love for life were contagious. Justin was entering his senior year of high school with a dream of playing college baseball. That dream ended on an early morning in July 2017 because of distracted driving. His family started the Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund at Eastern Carolina Community Foundation to honor Justin’s memory and share his dreams with other young people. Two scholarships of $1,000 were awarded Thursday night, June 7, at the Community Foundation’s Russell Conference Room. An academic award was made for achievement based on the qualities of Justin who is remembered for his outgoing nature, love of working in groups, and great sense of humor. An athletic award was given to a student athlete who has been accepted to a 4-year college or university to play a specific sport. Applicants were required to address their experience with distracted driving.
Will Hardee, a graduating senior at South Florence High school, will receive the athletic award. He will play baseball for Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers. Eleanor Rose Vereen, a graduating senior at Marlboro Academy in Bennettsville, will receive the academic award and will attend Winthrop University. The scholarship winners and their families are invited to a reception at the Community Foundation where they can meet Justin O’Connor’s parents and family. Eastern Carolina Community Foundation works with individuals, families, churches and organizations to establish permanent charitable funds to meet the current and future needs of communities throughout the seven counties of the Pee Dee. It is a tax-exempt public charity created by local citizens to improve the quality of life in this region. To learn more about the Community Foundation, please call 843-667-1131 or visit www.easterncarolinacf.org.
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Women in philanthropy Library hosts Magic Marc for summer reading grant cycle now open to collectively learn about philanthropic issues and address needs in the following Pee Dee counties: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Membership is open to any woman who is interested in improving the quality of life for all citizens in the Pee Dee. Each member makes a financial contribution to the giving circle and votes to decide which organizations are selected to receive grants. Women in Philanthropy has awarded $400,000 in its previous nine grant cycles and this year has set an ambitious goal to distribute $100,000 so that it can claim the distinction of giving away one-half million dollars in the first ten years of its existence. For more information, call 843-667-1131.
MAGIC MARC Williams, P. A. Through their generous efforts, special programming designed to educate, entertain, and inspire children will be held system-wide, in keeping with the library system’s mission to promote literacy in Florence County. Magic Marc has a passion for entertaining and a flair for illusion. His shows delight children and adults alike. When kids are his audi-
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The shows will be at the following locations: Monday, June 18 3 p.m. Baker Memorial Public Library 298 W. Smith St Timmonsville 843-346-2941 Tuesday, June 19 3 p.m. Dozier M. Munn Pamplico Public Library 100 Main Street Pamplico 843-493-5441 Wednesday, June 20 3 p.m. Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library 509 S. Dargan St. Florence 843-292-7382 For more information about these events, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292.7382, or visit www.florencelibrary.org.
Local campus hosts community health fair Virginia College in Florence will host a community health fair Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campus located at 2400 David H. McLeod Blvd. The event is free and open to the public and will feature refreshments, a variety of health-related checks and activities for all ages. Attendees 18 and older can enter to win a pair of Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds in addition to other prizes. The event is part of Virginia College parent company Education Corporation of America’s national community health fair events being held at 59 other Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute and Virginia College locations throughout 17 states. “With summertime often comes a reminder to get outside and a renewed motivation for healthy living,” says Academic Dean and Interim Campus President Amanda Holmes. “We are always grateful for the opportunity to support our Florence community, and this June,
Applications for Women in Philanthropy’s 10th annual grant cycle are now available. The deadline to apply will be July 2 at 5 p.m. Applications can be downloaded from, www. easterncarolinacf.org. Grants from Women in Philanthropy are awarded to nonprofit 501(c) 3 groups in the Pee Dee region with operating budgets under $750,000, which support the needs of the underprivileged in the community. Funds are given to programs that address an existing or emerging community need including health, nutrition and/or assistance to victims of violence, neglect or poverty. Women in Philanthropy is a giving circle founded in 2009 that provides an opportunity for a group of caring and focused women
The Florence County Library System will welcome Magic Marc for Summer Reading 2018. This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!,” encourages children to discover the world through reading. Summer Reading 2018 is funded by ACS technologies, Advanced Dental Center, Allstate Insurance (Andy Jeffords), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Duke Energy Foundation, Friends of Florence County Library, Ideal Funeral Parlor Inc., Jebaily Law Firm, Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Koppers, Dr. Stephen McKay, Drs. Moss and Sang, Nan Ya Plastics, Nationwide: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Finance LLC, Orthodontic Specialist Dr. Arazie, Palmetto First Federal Credit Union, Parham Law Firm LLC, Mike Reichenbach Volkswagen/Ford, Ruiz Foods, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Jim Stewart (State Farm), Toledo Carolina Inc., and Willcox, Buyck &
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