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Scholarships awarded in honor of slain officer

Lip syncing for literacy

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It may have been a night of fun and food, but the cause behind Thursday’s Lip Sync Battle is a very serious matter.

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NAME: Phillip Lambert HOMETOWN: Florence FAMILY: Wife, two children. OCCUPATION: Florence County Facilities Maintenance Technician. HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Two-way radios and scanners. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: Lucas Park, Magnolia Mall. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? My mother, Pat Lambert.

ing to assist three Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies who had been shot and wounded while serving a sexual assault warrant at a house off of Vintage Drive. Another officer, Investigator Farrah Turner of the Florence County Sheriff's Office, See FUND, Page 3A

The annual event held at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology is a major fund-raiser for the Florence Area Literacy Council. See LIP, Page 3A

Charlotte Smith, at top a youth pastor at St. John’s Episcopal Church, sparkles while performing Katy Perry’s ‘Fireworks’ during Thursday’s Lip Sync Battle to benefit the Florence Area Literacy Council. Above, teacher Frankie Humphrey performs Wham’s “Wake Me Up.” At right, Les Echols of the Greater Florence Chamber, and his backup singers get down to the soulfilled sounds of “I Feel Good.”

Allison Carraway, center, poses with scholarship recipients Gracie Epps, left, and Jayden Smith.

Top employers list ranks MUSC Health

Foundation awards $145,000 in grants Trisha Caulder, Chair of The School Foundation’s Grants Committee, recently announced the foundation will distribute a total of $145,413 in grant awards to Florence 1 Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The TSF Grants Committee funded six applications

The Florence Police Department Police Fund announced Thursday the first-ever recipients of the Sgt. Terrence Carraway Memorial Scholarship: Gracie Epps of Darlington High School and Jayden Smith of Wilson High School. Carraway was shot and killed in October of last year while respond-

submitted by F1S educators: l REACH was awarded $14,886.29 for their “Google Expeditions for Elementary Learners!” grant, designed to help students visualize abstract concepts and to engage in hands-on experiences. l Savannah Grove was

awarded $20,000 to continue their “Code to the Future” computer immersion grant. l $50,000 was awarded to F1S for a STEM Bus, which is a state-of-the-art, custom designed mobile See GRANTS, Page 5A

MUSC Health ranks No. 5 on the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best Employers in South Carolina. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in its firstever ranking of America’s Best Employers by state. The ranking is

divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. “It is always gratifying when employees acknowledge our organization as an outstanding employer,” said Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO of MUSC Health and Vice See MUSC, Page 5A

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The interior of Ziegler’s Drug Store as it looked in the 1920s. The drug store was located on the northwest corner of West Evans and North Dargan streets.

Charleston AME survivor to visit June 27 Charleston Emanuel A.M.E Church shooting survivor, Polly Daniels Sheppard will give a talk at the Waters Building in Downtown Florence on Thursday, June 27. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a lecture at 6 p.m. Polly Daniels Sheppard is the daughter of Mrs. Bessie Bradley Daniels and the late Edward Daniels. She is a native of Florence and a resident of Summerville. Polly’s life was spared in the 2015 Charleston tragedy when mass murderer Dylann Roof approached Sheppard and asked if he should shoot her. Roof stated, “I’m not going to shoot you. I’m going to leave you here to tell the story.” In December of 2016, Roof was convicted in federal court of 33 federal charges, including nine counts of murder. As a survivor of the brutal attack on the members of the Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015, Mrs. Sheppard has risen to the challenge of serving as a witness of that tragedy and comfort-

ing others who experience loss. Sheppard’s personal commitment of time, effort, and dedication embodies the image of the true professional caregiver and model citizen, and is an exceptional role model for others to emulate. Mrs. Sheppard is a member of Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, and a past member of Majority Missionary Baptist Church, Florence. She is a 1963 graduate of Wilson High School and graduated from the Vocational Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She furthered her education at Bronx Community College and Florence-Darlington Technical College. A documentary produced by Stephen Curry of Unanimous Media and Viola Davis will be in theaters nationwide June 17-19 for a special release. The release of this documentary marks four years since the Emanuel A.M.E. tragedy. For more information about this film, go to emanuelmovie.com. The Waters Building is located at 135 South Dargan Street. This event is free and open to the public

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“Keep contributing to the literacy council,” said Charlotte Smith, the big winner of the night with her with her performance of Katy Perry’s “Fireworks.” “They need you. Not just tonight, but throughout the year. Go volunteer.” Smith, a youth pastor at St. John’s Episcopal Church, wowed the crowd with a highly animated performance. She took the stage wearing a raincoat, only to cast it aside and reveal a glistening rainbow-colored sleeveless dress. The rest of the shows eight performers, all representing various organizations in the Pee Dee region, were no less impressive. Dr. Barbara McKinley of Palmetto Animal Hospital gave the crowd a thrill as performed for the second year in a row as “The King of Pop,” Michael Jackson. Les Echols of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce showed some serious moves as the “Godfather of Soul” with his rendition of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” His soulful back-up singers included other chamber members as well as Echols’ wife, Nicole. Joined by some of his students, Teacher Frankie Humphrey of Wilson High School wore a t-shirt bearing the words “Choose Literacy” while rocking the stage with his alarmingly good version of Wham’s 1980’s chart-topper, “ Wake Me Up.” His outfit even included the yellow, fingerless gloves singer George Michael wore in the popular video. Team Honda of South Carolina, featuring Jessica Mullin and Bennie Reed, seized the moment and shook things up with Britney Spear’s “Toxic.” Other performers included Team Raldex, featuring Niesha Miller; Team Richardson, featuring Brad Richardson of Florence Place; Team Webster, featuring George Webster of SFC Credit Union; and Team Deaver, featuring Kevin Deaver of Black Mule Printing. Prior to the beginning of the show, hosted by Jai Jai Spann and Chad Patterson, Florence Area Literacy Council Director Christina Lawson introduced a very special person, Kenya Walker. With the help of the literacy council, Walker earned her General Education Degree last month. “I was determined to get my diploma

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Nicole Echols finds her groove during the Florence Area Literacy Council’s Lip Sync Battle. before my daughter turned one,” said Walker. “I did not think that I had the talents to do anything, but the people at the council made me believe.” “She and others like her are the reason that we do what we do every single day,” said Lawson. The Florence Area Literacy Council offers one-on-one adult literacy instruction. According to the council’s website, 33 percent of adults in Florence County are functionally illiterate. Lawson said the council works with students who are at all different grade levels, but the average student is at a third-grade level. The goal of Thursday’s fundraiser was to raise $30,000 for the council. “The money will go toward our adult literacy program, which is basically what we do,” Lawson said. “This money will help us provide a program coordinator who is basically our teacher and works with our students, it provides educational materials; it helps us keep our doors open. We raise 50 percent of our operating budget through fundraisers and grants, through community support. This is a huge, huge part of that effort.” For information, visit www.florencearealiteracycouncil.co.

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was also killed in the incident. Chief Allen Heidler presented the award to Jayden Smith and Carraway’s widow, Allison Carraway, presented the award to Gracie Epps in a small ceremony with their family members and Florence Police Department Command Staff. Gracie Epps will be attending Coastal Carolina University, majoring in Special Education. Jayden Smith

will be attending South Carolina State U n i v e rs i t y , majoring in Civil EngineerCARRAWAY ing. T h e scholarship was established in January of 2019 to honor the life of Carraway and con-

tinue his passion for the advancement of youth in the Florence and Darlington communities. This need based scholarship will be awarded annually to one recipient from Florence County School public high schools and one recipient from Darlington County School public high schools. Scholarship awards are made payable to the recipient’s educational institution.

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Cap Medicare out-of-pocket drug costs A bipartisan group of House lawmakers recently unveiled a bill that would cap Medicare beneficiaries’ outof-pocket drug costs. It’s hard to imagine anyone not thinking that’s a great idea. Insanely high out-of-pocket costs can prevent many Medicare patients from getting the medicines they need. Limiting the cost would not only keep folks healthier, it would allow them a little more money to spend elsewhere. Individuals would benefit greatly from such a measure, but our nation’s health system could reap benefits as well. Medicare’s “Part D” drug benefit is different from other entitlement programs. Rather than administer benefits directly, the government subsidizes Part D plans sold by private insurers. Insurers are largely free to design Part D plans as they see fit, as long as the plans meet certain requirements. Insurers compete for beneficiaries’ business by offering a variety of plans with different premiums and cost-sharing structures. Part D’s unique, market-based structure has successfully contained costs for both the program and its beneficiaries. In its first decade, Part D cost about $350 billion less than originally projected. Part D premiums have also remained stable, and are about half of initial estimates. Thanks to Part D, more than 40 million elderly patients now have access to reasonably priced medications. One study found that Part D has saved more than 22,000 lives annually since it was first enacted. The program is far from perfect. It leaves a small minority of patients on the hook for huge pharmacy bills. About 2 percent of all Part D enrollees have to spend more than $5,000 in out-of-pocket each year. Excessive out-of-pocket costs are more than a financial burden. When patients can’t afford their prescriptions, they start skipping doses or stop taking their medicines altogether. This “prescription non-adherence” can lead to serious illness and avoidable death. The new bill, released by members of the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees, would fix this problem. It’d eliminate all co-pays and co-insurance after beneficiaries spend $5,100 out-of-pocket. By helping patients afford their drugs, this bill would increase medication adherence and save our health system money in the long run. When patients stick to their drug regimens, they’re less likely to require expensive hospitalizations down the line. Capping out-of-pocket costs in Medicare Part D is a simple way to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ health and save taxpayers’ money. Congress and the president should leap at the chance to bring some much-needed relief to America’s most vulnerable patients.

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Buying a car not like it used to be I know that full well. Like a predator circling its prey, the old codger ever so slowly made his way around the vehicle. Sliding his hand slowly across the fender, he looked and felt for the slightest scratch or dent. He’d give each tire a swift kick before pulling out a penny to measure the tread. With a half-burned cigar protruding from his lips, the man would bend down and slide underneath the car or truck to inspect what could not be seen from above – drive train, chasis and axle. Any sign of an oil leak meant trouble. Once the lower inspection was complete, his trip around the car continued. From bumper to bumper every inch was given the once-over with an eagle eye. If, by that point, everything seemed up to snuff, it was time to pop the hood. He knew exactly what to look for. With the engine running, he listened to the hum of the motor with the care of a master musician tuning his instrument. A knock or rattle would instantly garner attention and a clear explanation was expected. He cared little for what was inside the car. The interior and accessories, some refer to them as the bells and whistles, were insignificant and unimportant. “What matters is how it runs,” he would say. “You want to make sure it’s mechanically sound and that it ain’t gonna break down on you any time soon. All the other stuff, that’s just a bunch of fluff.” “Son, these guys will try and take you for a ride, and I don’t mean a test drive,” he would say referring to the car salesman. “He’s looking for a sucker and you don’t want to be it.” The old man was Hal, my step-dad, and he was accompanying me on a trip to the dealership to buy my first car. It was a 1974 Plymouth Satellite. I can’t remember the price, but I’m sure it was fair or better. The old tire-kicker made sure of that. Buying a car has changed quite a bit since that Saturday afternoon nearly 40 years ago. Hal, who is not longer with us, would not know what to think. He would-

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n’t care for it, of that I’m certain. I can just imagine explaining to Hal how many people now buy cars and trucks online, purchasing them sight unseen (not personally, anyway) and having them delivered straight to their driveway. No haggling with a salesman over price or squabbling over interest rates with a finance officer. No test drive. Press a few buttons and in less than 24 hours you could be cruising in your new fly whip. I would then need to explain to Hal that “fly whip” means a cool car or slick ride. No one, not even Hal, looks forward to spending a long day at the dealership purchasing a car. No less than 99 percent of the time it’s a royal pain in the trunk, if you know what I mean. Carvanas.com, an online used car retailer, is hoping to convince consumers that buying a car online can be easy, safe, and yes, even painless. The company, based out of Phoenix, Az., and less than three years old, expanded its distribution area to include Florence and Spartanburg last week. They join Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Charleston, Columbia and Greenville as cities where vehicles can be delivered as soon as the next day. Carvanas’ press release stated that the process of buying a new car online could be completed in as little as 15 minutes. My initial reaction was to chuckle and shake my head. No way, I thought. Not quite ready buy what they were selling, I decided to check it out. Here’s what I found: _ First, a 360-degree virtual tour of any vehicle of your choosing from its inventory. No stock photos. _ Once given the financial information,

a detailed financing packaging can be offered in a matter of minutes. There are options, of course, for payments and loan length. _ Step three is forking over your hardearned cash in the form of a credit card number or bank account number. All forms are signed electronically. _ Now, to actually see and drive what you just purchased. They can bring it to you, if you live in distribution area, or you can pick up you new ride from what Carvana calls a “car vending machine.” Not just an unusual, catchy name, the glass buildings literally work like vending machines. Here’s how it works. You arrive to pick up your car at the car vending machine location. The closest to here is in Charlotte. When you arrive you are given a giant wooden coin about the size of a dinner plate. You drop it into a slot and your new car or truck slowly moves downward on an elevator-like contraption. Think of that bag of chips or candy bar you bought in the break room at work. Not exactly like that, but close. You then get to personally inspect your purchase before driving it home. According to the web site and to Carvana Associate Director Of Communications Amy O’ Hara, you can return the vehicle for any reason within seven days and get a full refund. There is also a 100day/4,189 mile “worry-free guarantee.” “More people are buying cars completely online,” said O’Hara. “We simply want to make the process and easy and as safe as possible.” Am I completely sold on what Carvana or other online “dealerships” offer? Nope. Would Hal be? Most definitely not. I’m not telling you not to or suggesting that it is unwise or unsafe, mind you. I’m just saying it’s not for me. I, for one, want to see, hear and feel, inspect and drive a car or truck before I buy. I suspect some of the old tire-kicker rubbed off on me. Contact editor Bob Sloan at editor@florencenewsjournal.com

It’s budget time. Plan to participate Followers of today’s political news are treated to plenty of fireworks, fanfare and theatrics. There’s talk of contempt charges and “constitutional crises,” of tariffs and of the emergence of socialism in American politics. Presidential candidates are making grand promises and are ratcheting up the rhetoric as they elbow for the spotlight. Meanwhile, much closer to home, people elected to serve you are conducting a yearly exercise which typically passes with little notice but which is of much greater significance to your daily life. It’s budget time, and -- as they do each May and June - your town, county, school district, and state policy-makers are putting together spending plans for the next fiscal year that begins July 1. Developing and adopting the annual budget is the most important action a public body takes – one which impacts your wallet, the quality of the services you receive, and your community’s quality of life. Which means it’s a good time to have as many eyes as possible on the process. Unfortunately, the general public rarely plays a meaningful role in these deliberations,

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and it’s hard to blame them. People lead busy lives, working to make a living and all that. And government budget discussions are often difficult to follow. So the process takes place year after year in mostly empty council chambers and meeting rooms – circumstances which can work against the interests of taxpayers. Even folks who are generally involved in government often do so only when something controversial pops up. With page after page of numbers and technical jargon, budget proceedings can be enough to make the average taxpayer’s eyes glaze over. Of course, the lack of citizen participation isn’t entirely due to a lack of interest; government boards and councils frequently provide few mechanisms for authentic public input. State law requires public bodies to hold a single public hearing before adopting a final budget -- a minimum standard by which most

of them abide. Yet that hardly seems adequate for something as consequential as the budget. And the real decision-making is regularly done behind closed doors anyway. Yes, the state’s open-records law is intended to narrowly restrict what can be discussed in secretive executive sessions, and financial matters don’t meet the criteria. But governmental entities have become adept at finding loopholes that allow them to conduct such business in private – for example, invoking attorney-client privilege on a budget item. It’s your money, and your scrutiny and input are vital as your officials decide how to spend it. If the process isn’t as open as it should be, a good start might be demanding that your officials make it so. It’s been noted that citizen engagement has increased the past couple of years – a byproduct of the divisive 2016 election. Increased participation is always a good thing. But we’d do well to remember that the most important issues aren’t always the ones in the headlines, and they aren’t always decided in Washington D.C. There’s no better time than

budget season to pick up the phone to let the politicians know you’re paying attention. Richard Eckstrom is a CPA and the state’s Comptroller.

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President of Health Affairs, University. “No matter how much advanced technology we use, it takes highly skilled, compassionate, caring people to reach a health system’s fullest potential and to consistently deliver our best to patients and families.” In the Palmetto state, the top five best employers on the list are: Boeing, Bosch, Chick-fil-A, Costco Wholesale and MUSC Health. There are a total of eight health care organizations on

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the state list. MUSC Health is the highest-ranking among the health care organizations. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they would recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to

nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors — the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce. Those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

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classroom that will consist of advanced interactive technology. l RN Beck/CDC Woods Road was awarded $33,501.32 for their “Count 5! Continues” grant, designed to continue promoting the optimal development of young children and build a strong foundation for their future success in school and overall wellbeing. l Timrod, Greenwood, Dewey L. Carter and Wallace Gregg Elementary schools were awarded $12,822.96 for their “Keep Calm and Carry On” grant, designed to teach students

about social and emotional health, while improving academic scores, lowering disruptive behaviors and emotional stress in the classroom. l The F1S Adult Education program was awarded $14,203.23 for their “VOICES” grant, which will create multiple possible pathways for adult students to earn academic and workplace credentials simultaneously. “Each year, our teachers spend many hours researching and compiling these grant applications. It is exciting to see the vision they have for our students and their desire to provide them

with the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life,” Trisha stated. “I continue to be amazed at the dedication and talents displayed by our F1S educators.” Debbie Hyler, Executive Director of TSF stated. “Going into the schools and seeing firsthand the collaboration and passion our educators have for improving our children’s educational experiences is certainly a rewarding experience.” To date, TSF has awarded $1,670,444 in grants to F1S. This funding would not be possible without the support of the community and their donors.

Volunteers at MUSC Health Florence and Marion medical centers were recently honored for amassing more that 10,000 hours of service to the hospitals during 2018. The hospitals rely on the talents of volunteers to support staff and enhance hospital activities and services.

MUSC Health volunteers log in 10,000 service hours During a recent appreciation luncheon MUSC Health Florence and Marion medical centers honored over 50 volunteers who collectively contributed more than 10,000 hours of service to the hospitals in 2018. “When you volunteer, you are making a commitment to share your time to make life better for those who are in need,” said MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers’ Chief Executive Officer, Vance Reynolds. “Your gift of time has a tangible impact on the lives of those individuals who are touched by

your generosity.” The hospital relies on the talents of volunteers to support staff and enhance hospital activities by greeting and escorting patients and visitors, ministering to patients, assisting with discharges, serving as resources at information stations and assisting with clerical duties. “I want to thank you for your dedication, the sacrifice of time away from loved ones and your families,” said MUSC Health Florence and Marion Volunteer Services Coordinator, Sheree Meadows. “Thank you for donat-

ing your time to care for the hospital and our patients. I am delighted that we are able to recognize volunteers for their valuable contributions to our facilities and communities.” Each year, MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers take time to recognize the volunteers who give so much of their time and talents. For more information about the hospital’s volunteer program, call 843-6742975 or visit MUSChealth. org/volunteer-florence and MUSChealth.org/volunteermarion.

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MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2018-CP-21-03267 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. against Maggie Mae Daniels, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for FLORENCE County, will sell on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM, FLORENCE County Courthouse, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 9 IN BLOCK J AS SHOWN ON A PLAT OF NORTH BROOKGREEN SUBDIVISION BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY DATED JULY 1965 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK V AT PAGE 185 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE

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

DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MAGGIE MAE DANIELS BY DEED OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION RECORDED JULY 7, 1989 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A306 AT PAGE 401. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1203 W. Brookgreen Drive, Florence, SC 29501 Parcel No. 9005507009 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 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 bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same

terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment being expressly waived by the Plaintiff, the bidding shall close on the date of sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s 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 5.73% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND 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 W. Haigh

Porter As Master in Equity for FLORENCE County Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 803-509-5078 / File # 1842773 Attorney for Plaintiff (6/12,6/19,6/26/19) DECREE OF FORECLOSURE AND ORDER FOR SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2019-CP-21-211 Sarious Nelson Lyerly and Emma Jean Lyerly, Plaintiffs, vs. Joseph A. Greene and Carmen M. Greene, Defendants. A hearing was held in the above captioned matter on May 9, 2019, at 3:00 o'clock p.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501 before the undersigned, as Master-InEquity, to enter final judgment and any appeal to be to the Supreme Court of the State of South Carolina, pursuant to Order of The Honorable Michael G. Nettles dated April 4, 2019. The plaintiff was represented by Elbert K. Turbeville. The Defendants were not present. The attorney for the Plaintiff introduced a Notice of Hearing that had been sent to the Defendants. The Defendants Joseph A. Greene and Carmen M. Greene, did not answer, and upon motion of the Plaintiff’s attorney I find that they are in default. From the testimony at the Hearing and the evidence introduced, I find and conclude as follows: FINDINGS OF FACT That on January 24, 2019, a Summons and Complaint and Lis Pendens were filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and that the Defendants were served as is shown by the Affidavits of Service. That Defendants, Joseph A, Greene and Carmen M. Greene, are in Default. All Defendants were notified of the date, time and place of the hearing by Notice filed with the Court. That on May 6, 2016, the Defendants, Joseph A. Greene and Carmen M. Greene, for value received gave to the Plaintiff a Note in the Principal sum of $48, 500.00, with interest at the rate of Five (5%) per cent per annum,

said Note is of record. To better secure payment of the Note the Plaintiff was given a Purchase Money Mortgage dated May 6, 2016, by the Defendants Joseph A. Greene and Carmen M. Greene, said mortgage being filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Mortgage Book B-629 at Page 1231 said mortgage being introduced at the hearing. This mortgage constitutes a first lien on the subject property. The property which is the subject of this action is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, and incorporated herein and made a part of this Decree. Payments due on the Note has not been made as provided for therein, and the Plaintiff, as the holder thereof, has elected to accelerate payment of the entire indebtedness and has placed the Note and Mortgages in the hands of its attorney of record herein for collection. The Plaintiff was requested, as provided in the Note, that the Court award attorney's fees and costs in connection with this matter. I find that attorney's fees of One Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and No/100 ($1,750.00) Dollars are most reasonable fees as submitted by Plaintiff’s attorney, and should be approved. The property, which is the subject of this foreclosure action, is located in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina. That the Plaintiff is entitled to judgement in the amount of $ 43,498.33 as of May 9, 2014, plus interest thereafter at the daily rate of $5.65 per day per the Note. In addition the Plaintiff is entitled to attorney fees in the amount of $1,750.00, and costs in the amount of $405.00, and other costs associated with the action. That the plaintiff is seeking foreclosure of its mortgage and has in his complaint waived the right to a personal deficiency. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW I, THEREFORE, CONCLUDE that the Plaintiff should have Judgment of Foreclosure of his mortgage; and that the mortgaged property should be ordered sold at public auction after due advertisement. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED as follows: 1. That there is now due and owing to the Plaintiff by the Defendants, the sum of Forty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Eight and 33/100 ($43,498.33) Dollars as of May 9, 2019, with

interest at the daily rate of Five and 65/100 ($5.65) Dollars per day after May 9, 2019 , plus attorney's fees in the amount of One Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and No/100 ($1,750.00) Dollars and costs to date of $405.00, as well as publication costs; Master-inEquity's fees, costs, and commission; and other expenses of sale with any real property taxes due and owing to be paid from the sale. 2. The undersigned, as Master-In-Equity for Florence County, after duly advertising the above described mortgaged premises for sale according to law and the customs of this Court and the terms and prior service of the decree, shall sell the mortgaged real estate, as described hereinabove and said sale will be a public auction for cash at the front of the Florence Judicial Center, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder on the sales day of Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 11:00 o'clock A. M., or at some subsequent sales day. 3. That the proceeds of the sale(s) shall be applied as follows: a. To the payment of all costs, disbursements of this action including expenses of sale, attorney's fees, Master-in-Equity’s fee, the payment of any real property taxes then due and constituting a lien on the said property (or paid to prevent a tax sale); b. Towards the principal and interest due to the Plaintiff; c. Any remaining funds shall be held pending further Order of this Court. 4. The Master in Equity shall give three (3) weeks due public notice of the time, place and terms of such sale in a newspaper published in the County where the property is situate. 5. That since deficiency is being waived, the bidding shall be closed the day of sale; that upon compliance by the purchaser or purchasers with the terms of the sale, the undersigned as Master-in-Equity will execute to the purchaser or purchasers a deed of the premises so sold; that out of the proceeds derived from such sale, after deducting the costs and expenses in this action, the amount for any taxes constituting a lien on the mortgaged property and then pay the mortgage lien of the Plaintiff as provided in this decree; that the undersigned will then hold a balance pending further Order of this Court as to its proper disposition; that the appropriate report of such sale

will be made and filed with all convenience speed that the purchaser or purchasers of the sale be let into premises upon production of deed from the undersigned. 6. The undersigned will give the usual legal notices of time, place, terms of sale, and in conducting said sale, shall require the highest bidder at sale, other than the Plaintiff, to make deposit of cash or cashier's check or certified funds immediately after the sale, an amount equal to five (5%) percent of the bid as earnest money or in evidence as good faith in the bidding, such deposit to be applied upon the bid should there be compliance with the same. 7. If the purchaser or purchasers fail to comply with the terms of the said sale within twenty (20) days, said premises shall be resold on some subsequent day without further Order of the Court on the same terms and conditions and at the risk of the former successive bidder or bidders and be sold from time to time thereafter until compliance shall be secured; and any deposit made previously directed shall be retained by the undersigned, after deducting the expenses, shall be forwarded to the Plaintiff as liquidated damages. 8. The Defendants and all persons claiming by, under or through them, shall be and the same are hereby forever barred and foreclosed of any right, title, and interest, estate or equity of redemption of, in and to the mortgaged premises and each and every part thereof. 9. That in the event the successful bidder or bidders are other than the Defendants in possession herein, the Sheriff of Florence County is ordered and directed to eject and remove from the premises the occupant(s) of the property sold, and put the successful bidder or bidders, or their assigns, in full, quiet and peaceable possession of the premises without delay, and to keep the successful bidder or bidders, or their assigns, in such peaceable possession. AND IT IS SO ORDERED W. HAIGH PORTER, MASTER-IN-EQUITY May 2019 Florence, S.C. (6/12,6/19,6/26/19) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.

2019-CP-21-00686 First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company Plaintiff, -vs- Gerald K. Baker and Gloria S. Muldrow, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company vs. Gerald K. Baker and Gloria S. Muldrow, I, Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on July 2, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot No. 5 on a plat of Enchanted Meadows Subdivision by Banks & Powers, R.S., dated December 17, 1963, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book T at Page 49B, reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Gerald K. Baker and Joyce M. Baker by Deed of Gerald K. Baker recorded May 1, 2002 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A679 at Page 1874. TMS #: 90032-01-005 2711 S. Converse Drive, Florence, SC 29505 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity 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 Master in Equity 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 automatically 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.

SUBJECT THAT CERTAIN MORTGAGE FROM GERALD K. BAKER AND JOYCE BAKER AKA JOYCE M. BAKER TO FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $120,000.00 DATED NOVEMBER 25, 2015 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 3, 2015 IN BOOK B605 AT PAGE 1222. A personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded by the Plaintiff, the sale of the subject property will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to Section 15-39720, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976; provided, however, that the Court recognizes the option reserved by the Plaintiff to waive such deficiency judgment prior to the sale, and notice is given that the Plaintiff may waive in writing the deficiency judgment prior to the sale; and that should the Plaintiff elect to waive a deficiency judgment, without notice other than the announcement at the sale and notice in writing to the debtor defendant(s) that a deficiency judgment has been waived and that the sale will be final, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. 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 3.80% 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 Email: court@crawfordvk.com (6/12,6/19,6/26/19)

SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2018-CP-21-03201 Moonlight Investment Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, Vs. John H. Johnson, Internal Revenue Service, First Cit-


myflorencetoday.com 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 or other responsive pleading to said Complaint on the subscriber at 504 South Coit Street, Post Office Box 2527, Florence, South Carolina 29503, within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to answer to the Complaint within the time aforesaid, Plaintiff will seek an Order of the of the Court granting the relief demanded in the Complaint. Gena Phillips Ervin Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Complaint in the above entitled action, together with a Summons, of which the foregoing is a copy and the Notice of Lis Pendens, of which the foregoing is a copy, were filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 13, 2018. Gena Phillips Ervin Attorney for Plaintiff ORDER IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED, that the said Eugene P. Warr, Jr., Esquire be and is hereby designated and appointed as Guardian Ad Litem NISI for said unnamed minor Defendants and for those other Defendants under legal disability, if any, herein and collectively designated as John Doe and Richard Roe and that Eugene P. Warr, Jr., Esquire is hereby authorized to appear and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants, unless the said minor Defendants, or other Defendants under legal disability, if any, or either of them shall within thirty (30) days after the service of this Order upon them, exclusive of the date of service, as herein provided, procured to be appointed a Guardian Ad Litem NISI for said minor Defendants or other Defendants under legal disability if any, for the purposes of this action. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that service in this matter will be made on the Defen-

dants by publishing copies of the Summons, Lis Pendens, Notice of Filing Complaint and Order of Publication and Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem NISI, in the News Journal, a newspaper published in Florence County, South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Gena Phillips Ervin Attorney for Plaintiff (6/12,6/19,6/26/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First Reliance Bank vs. Joann G. Talbott, Discover Bank, and Troy Capital, LLC, Defendants, CA# 2019-CP-21-00751, I, the undersigned, will sell on July 2, 2019 at 11:00 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 lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 212, as shown on a certain map of Hampton Pointe Subdivision, Phase IV, by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated November 30, 1994 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 55 at page 450. Reference is also made to a map made for Peter Coultas and Winifred Coultas by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated January 31, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 63 at page 291. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to JoAnn G. Talbott by deed of David A. Beldyk and Karen W. Beldyk recorded September 4, 2001 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A646 at Page 2559. Property address: 208 Amesbury Point, Florence, SC 29501 TMS # 07411-01034 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 thirty (30) 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 waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/William H. Porter Master in Equity for Florence County May 30, 2019 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (6/12,6/19,6/26/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Carolyn Wilson a/k/a Elizabeth Wilson, Andre Wilson, Stephon Wilson, and any other person claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate, and John Doe and Sally Roe,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 person under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe representing any unknown heirs of Elmoris Wilson, or claimants against the property described in the Complaint, Defendants, CA# 2019-CP-21-00280, I, the undersigned, will sell on July 2, 2019 at 11:00 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 tract of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina containing 25.61 acres and being more particularly shown and delineated by that certain map or plat of David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated May 16, 2017 and recorded in Plat Book 106 at page 226 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Said plat being incorporated herein and made a part of this description by reference. Said tract being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the North by property now or formerly of C. Dorn Smith, III, land now or formerly of Kralf Dale Floyd, et al, and lands now or formerly of Franklin Gordon, et al, and Locklair Road, a County Maintained Dirt Road; on the East lands now or formerly of Elaine A. Collins; on the South by lands now or formerly of Olin McFadden; and on the West by lands now or formerly of Otis Wilson, et al, all as is more particularly shown on the above referenced plat. This being the same property conveyed to Elmoris Wilson by deed of Rose G. Easler and Martin I. Easler, dated July 13, 2017 and recorded on July 13, 2017 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B700 at page 1715. Address: Off St. Hwy 485 TMS#00094-31007 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 thirty (30) 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 waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees.

SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County June 5, 2019 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (6/12,6/19,6/26/19) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO: 2019-CP-21-00657 DANNY MCROBIE, BY AND THROUGH PHILIP MCROBIE, AS ATTORNEY IN FACT, PLAINTIFF VS. BOBBY LAMAR AND VICTORIAN ENTERPRISE LLC, D/B/A VICTORIAN HOME, DEFENDANTS, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to Answer the Complaint in the above action, a copy which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answers upon the undersigned at his office, 614 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501, with thirty (30) days after service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on March 8, 2019. (6/12,6/19,6/26/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Kevin D. Poston a/k/a Kevin Don Poston, Amy M. Poston, and the United States of America, through its agency, Farm Service Agency, Defendants, CA# 2019-CP-21-00364, I, the undersigned, will sell on July 2, 2019 at 11:00 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 tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence and State of South Carolina containing 4.946 acres and being more particularly shown

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was received by Dan W. Taylor as devisee of Mary Lee P. Taylor, Date of Death - October 2, 2008, Florence County Probate Roll No. 2010-ES-21-62; See also Deed of Distribution dated March 18, 2010 and recorded March 23, 2010 in Book B293 at Page 1370 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. LESS AND EXCEPT: 22.93 ACRES AS SHOWN ON MAP RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 106 AT PAGE 420. Florence County TMS # 406-02-051 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 thirty (30) 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 waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. ALSO SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF SALE. s/ William H. Porter Master in Equity for Florence County June 7, 2019 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (6/12,6/19,2/26/19)

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and delineated on a part of property prepared by Ferrell J. Prosser, PLS, dated May 28, 2008 and recorded in Plat Book 96 at Page 316, in the Office of tl1e Clerk of Court tor Florence County, and being bounded as follows, to wit: On the North by Tax Map # 406-02050 & 051 and Tax Map # 406-02-048; On the East by lands of Roger Don Poston and a 50 foot private easement; On the South by land of Roger Don Poston; and on the West by land of Roger Don Poston. All as is shown on said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as part of this description. The MORTGAGORS, for the consideration as set forth herein, also grants, bargains and sells, to the MORTGAGEE, its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive right-ofway and easement over and across the fifty (50) foot ingress/egress easement as set forth on the abovereferenced plat by Ferrel] J. Prosser, PLS, dated May 28, 2008 a means of ingress and egress from the above described property on Poston Corner Road (Road S-21-19) and for the purpose of obtaining utility service for the use of the above described property as a single family residence. This easement and right-of-way is appurternant to, for the benefit of and shall run with the above described property. The above described property was conveyed to Kevin Don Poston and Amy M. Poston by deed from Roger Don Poston, dated January 25, 2010 and recorded January 26, 2010 in Deed Book B286 at Page 40, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Also see Corrective Deed from Roger Don Poston to Kevin Don Poston and Amy M. Poston dated February 15, 2011 and recorded February 16, 2011 in Deed Book B340 at Page 1704, in the office of' Clerk of Court for Florence County. Florence County TMS # 407-02-123 All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the Salem Community of Florence County, South Carolina, and being designated as Tracts Eight (8) and Nine (9) of the Henry Poston Properties by E. L. Eisenhower, Surveyor (unrecorded). Said property is more particularly shown and depicted as 37.11 acres, more or less, as shown on that certain plat prepared by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Professional Land Surveyor, dated November 5, 2009, and recorded Dece1nber 14, 2009, in Plat Book 96 at Page 251, records of the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The above described property

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Daryll Clark (8) hangs on to the ball as he lands in the end zone for a touchdown against Cape Fear. The defending American Arena League champion Havoc defeated the Heroes 6022 to reach Saturday’s Bowman Cup semifinals.

Not this time Defending champion Havoc fall to Energy in AAL semis, 52-29 Carrying an eight-game win streak and a healthy squad into Saturday’s battle against the rival Carolina Energy in the semifinals of Bowman Cup Playoffs, Head Coach Anson Yarborough and his Carolina Havoc felt their chances of defending their American Arena League title looked really good. Any idea of a repeat was quickly dispelled, however, as the Energy raced to an early lead and never looked back in a 58-38 victory over the visiting Havoc at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte. The Havoc, playing in their first season in Florence, finish the year at 8-2 overall. Both losses came against Energy. The Havoc opened the season with a 52-29 loss to the Energy. The unbeaten Energy, now 8-0, will face another unbeaten, the West Virginia Roughriders, in the Bowman Cup title game on June 29 in Charlotte. The Roughriders defeated the

Western Michigan Ironmen 52-13 in the other semifinal on Sunday. Against the Energy on Saturday, the Havoc found themselves behind early and trailed 47-14 at halftime. Facing an uphill battle, the Havoc attempted to work themselves back in the game in the third quarter but still trailed 52-26 going into the final 15 minutes of play. After the game, a disappointed Yarborough said things just did not go his team’s way. The Havoc earned the rematch with the Energy by dismissing Cape Fear 60-22 in the first round of the playoffs on June 11. After falling behind 7-0, the Havoc took control of the game. Forcing several turnovers, the Florence team built a commanding 40-16 lead at halftime. The Heroes were unable to get anything going after halftime and the Carolina Havoc defensive back Shyhem SimpHavoc held on for their second victory son (21) turned in a stellar defensive performof the season over visiting Cape Fear. ance against Cape Fear.

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Patriot women add transfer Francis Marion University women’s basketball head coach Jeri Porter recently announced the addition of 5-7 guard Jasmyne May of Fayetteville, N.C., who will transfer from NCAA Division I Oral Roberts University and join the Patriot program this fall. May played one season at ORU, seeing limited action, after spending her freshman year at Palm Beach State College in Florida. She averaged 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game at Palm Beach State and earned secondteam All-Conference honors. She is a graduate of Fayetteville Christian School, where she played for coach Don Gardner. That is MAY the same school that produced current Patriot guard Abigail Bullock. May averaged more than 16 points and four assists per game as a senior, and was selected to play in the 2017 N.C. Private School All-Star Game. She also garnered a McDonald’s All-America Games nomination. She also attended E.E. Smith High School for three years, before moving to Fayetteville Christian. As a junior, she averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game for a 19-7 Golden Bulls squad. “Jasmyne is a big, long, athletic scorer, who thrives in an up-tempo style,” said Porter. “She excels in the open court, has a good mid-range game, and can get to the rim off the bounce. She adds experience and maturity to our roster, and will step in and be able to play right away. Her play will complement the players we already have.” Porter previously announced the signing of three in-state high school seniors: 5-9 guard Mary Davis of Goose Creek, 5-7 guard Scarlett Gilmore of Rock Hill, and 5-7 guard Alexis Mims of Columbia. This past season’s Patriot squad posted a 12-15 record and placed seventh during the Peach Belt Conference regular season. That squad loses four seniors.

RedWolves top Macon, 5-1 The Florence RedWolves won their second consecutive game Saturday, defeating the Macon Bacon 5-1 on the strength of a solid outing by starting pitcher Boyce Kobleur. Kobleur pitched five scoreless innings before the RedWolves (48) broke the game open with fiverun seventh. Grey Epps started the scoring in the top of the seventh with a double that scored Joe Weisenseel from second. Florence loaded the bases before J.T. Weber cleared them with a three-run double. Weber would come around to score on a Kenny Piper single to give the RedWolves a 5-0 lead. Reliever Jared Lembcke took

the mound in the eighth for Florence and worked the final two innings to preserve the win. Brett Manis picked up the win in relief for Florence, tossing two scoreless innings, giving up just two hits while striking out three. It was the RedWolves second win of the season over the Bacon, who saw their record fall to 8-6. The win over Macon followed Friday’s 8-3 home victory over the Martinsville Mustangs. Starting pitcher Andrew Coker earned his first win of the season, giving up two runs over six innings. The RedWolves played host to the Savannah Bananas in a doubleheader Monday at Sparrow Stadium. Florence entered the game in last place in the Coastal

Plains League’s four-team South Division. Savannah leads the division with a record of 9-3. Florence was on the road June 18 to play the Swampdogs of Fayetteville. The RedWolves play host to Macon June 19 at Sparrow Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. The June 19 game has several promotions. All baseball camp participants can run the bases between innings. In honor of Homer the mascot’s birthday, there will be free cake and ice cream for the kids. Also, those who bring and donate a can of Pedigree dog or cat food for the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will receive a free ticket to a future RedWolves’ game.

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Confederate cannons installed at vet center was scuttled to avoid capture by Union forces. The cannons are the property of the U.S. government, and their recovery and conservation was funded by a grant from the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation in Florence. “These cannons are an important part of the complex and often tragic history of our county, state, and country,” said County Administrator K.G. “Rusty” Smith. “Florence County hopes that by making them publicly accessible we will promote the study and understanding of that history.” The three cannons were the primary armament of the CSS Peedee, a 150 long steam and sail powered cruiser built by the Confederate Navy at the Mars Bluff Navy Yard on the east bank of the Pee Dee between

At left, one of three large cannons from the doomed Confederate Cruiser CSS Peedee recently installed for display at the Florence County Veterans Center. 1863 and 1864. The ship was designed to break through the Union blockade of the Southern coast, and was known as the finest ship built by the Confederacy. Its two Brooke Rifles were the most technologically advanced weapons of their age.

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The CSS Peedee was scuttled without ever seeing action, and its guns were never fired in combat. Both went to the bottom of the Pee Dee River only months after the ship was launched. To those who have supported the recovery and preservation of the three

cannons, their ultimate futility is an important part of their story. “These cannons help tell us about the dynamics of a conflict that defined the South more than any other event in our history,” said Ben Zeigler, President of the Florence County Historical

Society, who helped coordinate the protection of the guns and their recovery. “They were technological marvels created for a purpose that was never fulfilled and in a cause that will be remembered as fatally flawed by the injustice of chattel slavery.” Both Smith and Zeigler said that the cannons are not intended to serve as a memorial, but as a basis for reflection on the inherently complex nature of human conflict. “At the end of the day, war is about human sacrifice, and our Veterans Center is about serving the needs of those who have made great sacrifices in more contemporary conflicts,” Smith said. A program will be held at a later date at the Florence County Veterans Center.

Spirit of Central planned for June 26 Cental United Methodist church will hold its annual Spirit of Central event Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Center. The program is free of charge. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and will be $6 per adult and $3 for children (ages under 12). The menu will be barbeque chicken, potato salad, cornon-the cob, broccoli casserole, rolls, watermelon, (chicken tenders for the chil-

dren), apple pie and ice cream. Rebecca Thompson and Don Grice will entertain with patriotic music as a tribute to our nation and veterans. The program will be a special Quilts of Valor presentation to twelve of Central’s members. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war. The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national organization

founded in 2003 by “Blue Star” mother, Catherine Roberts. There will be tables provided for children and adults to write letters to our servicemen who are stationed around the world. Our young children will have a “Decorated” Bike/Trike Parade, playground water activities, and a visit from the Kona Ice Truck! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship for all ages!

Guest clergy scheduled to visit All Saints’ Anglican

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A pair of guest clergy are scheduled to speak during morning worship services the next two Sundays at All Saints’ Anglican Church. The Rev. Ramsey Gilchrist, founder of Mulligan’s Golf Ministry and Assistant at Prince George

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Rev. Joseph Lawrence will serve as guest speaker. Lawrence is a professor at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School and at Trinity School for Ministry. He is also on the ministerial staff at St. Helena’s Church in Beaufort. All Saints’ Anglican Church is located at 1425 Cherokee Road in Florence.

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After nearly four years at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, three massive cannons from the doomed Confederate Cruiser CSS Peedee were recently returned to Florence and installed for display at the Florence County Veterans Center. For more than 150 years, the cannons lay buried in the mud at the bottom of the Pee Dee River. In 2015 they were recovered by archaeologists from the University of South Carolina. The guns, two rifled Brooke cannons and a smooth bore Dahlgren, are between 10 and 12 feet in length and each weighs between 9,000 to 15,000 pounds. The cannons were thrown in the river in March of 1865 just before the CSS Peedee

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Florence One announces summer feeding program Florence 1 Schools recently announced the locations for the 2019 summer feeding program, which runs through July 26. Breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 years of age or younger at no charge. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday through

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Griffin Plaza fountain offers refreshing relief from heat A new attraction in downtown Florence has a lot of kids splashing around and having a good time. City officials announced the opening of Andrew H. Griffin Plaza on Dargan Street, which includes an interactive water feature. The interactive water feature is designed for children 12 and under. It includes “eight spray jets with one center column of water to cool off with this summer. A variety of features are included with various programmed spray effects, such as alternating heights of water, spray jets “chasing” each other, and LED lighting of the streams.“ An attendant will be present in the plaza area during the hours for the water feature. Some parents said the park is a great idea and just what they needed for their kids to have fun. “This is a way they can have fun. We can cool off. Go to museum first and then take them to this afterward. And I think it's just a really great idea to have this,” said Melinda Sellers. The park will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The City of Florence plans to hold a formal dedication at a later date.

Sisters Taylor and Sekina Joye play in the newly installed Andrew H. Griffin Plaza on Dargan Street Friday afternoon. The city plans to hold a formal dedication ceremony for the fountain at a later date.

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Youth, teen Summer reading programs continue The Florence County Library System will welcome Rockstar Magic for Summer Reading 2019. This year’s theme, “Universe of Stories!,” encourages children to discover the world through reading. Summer Reading 2019 is funded by American Trophy Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Betsy Enzor (State Farm), FBi Construction, First Bank, Friends of Florence County Library, Ideal

Funeral Parlor, Inc., Jebaily Law Firm, Koppers, Dr. David Moss, Nan Ya Plastics, Nationwide: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Finance LLC, Parham Law Firm LLC, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., Toledo Carolina, Inc., and Willcox, Buyck & 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. Chris and Neal of Rockstar Magic are full time professional entertainers who perform hundreds of magic shows every year. The shows will be on June 19 at the following locations: _ Lake City Public Library,

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Storyteller to visit The Florence County Library Teen Services Department has planned weekly programs to celebrate the theme “Universe of Stories” and encourage teens to read and learn during the summer. On Thursday, June 20, from 3:30-4:30, local storyteller

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Leadership Florence seeks participants The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Leadership Florence program. This program, one of South Carolina’s longest and most recognized leadership programs, is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to identify, cultivate, and motivate new leadership for the Greater Florence area. Participants will increase their knowledge of the Greater Florence area and enhance their involvement in community activities while further developing their leadership skills. Leadership Florence helps to develop leaders through hands-on

programs, behind-thescenes visits, and information sessions on the area’s businesses, industries, culture, and municipal activities. For more information on how you or your company can participate in this signature program, contact the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce at (843) 6650515. The Leadership Florence

Alumni Association & Emerging Leaders Alumni invites you for a one-of-a-kind reunion event in the heart of Florence's downtown. The event will take place Friday, June 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. in the beautiful penthouse suite at Hotel Florence and will include food and drinks. The Florence After Five event will also be taking

place below. The reunion is free to all alumni, however, guests of alumni are $5 each. --Florence County is now home to two of South Carolina’s three Bee Cities. The Florence City Council recently approved a resolution designating the city as a Bee City USA affiliate, joining Lake City and Greenwood as Bee Cities in the Palmetto State. Lake City was certified as a Bee City in 2015, Greenwood in 2017. City Manager Drew Griffin attributed the idea of becoming a Bee City to Councilwoman Pat GibsonHye Moore.

Jess Willis will share stories based on stars and constellations with the teens. It is open to all rising sixth through 12th graders. Escape Rooms at Florence Co. Library The Florence County Library Teen Services Department has planned weekly programs to celebrate the theme “Universe of Stories” and encourage teens to read and learn during the summer. On Thursday, June 27, the library will host two escape rooms for teens. One is from 2 to 3 p.m. and the other is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Teens may register once for one time. This program is free and open to all rising sixth through 12th graders. Grey Seal Puppets The Florence County Library System will welcome Grey Seal Puppets for Sum-

mer Reading 2019. Three favorite folk tales from around the world will be presented: “The Frog Prince” from Germany teaches the importance of a promise; “Three Billy Goats Gruff” from Scandinavia warns against gluttony; and “The Three Little Pigs” from England is all about doing the job right. The shows will be at the following locations: Monday, June 24 John E. Thomason Public Library, Olanta, 11:30 a.m. Baker Memorial Public Library, Timmonsville, 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Johnsonville Public Library, 11:30 a.m. Pamplico Public Library, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 Lake City Public Library, 11:30 a.m. Florence County Library, 3 p.m.

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The West Florence Rotary Club recognized Brian New, right, as its Rotarian of the Year during its weekly meeting Thursday at the Florence Country Club. New, who presently serves as the club’s sergeant-at-arms, has been with the club for about 15 years. Shown with New is club president Emery DeWitt.

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