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NEIGHBORS NAME: Casey Waldon Humber FAMILY: Trey Mingus, husband BORN: Amory, Mississippi LIVES: Florence OCCUPATION: Store Manger at Lidl HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan and enjoys cooking WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: Reminds me of growing up in Alabama, the people are very friendly. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? Nick Saban, because he always says “it is what it is”.

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House of Hope of the Pee Dee hosts double celebration The House of Hope of the Pee Dee hosted a double celebration honoring Jase Milbee and the community shelter’s service of 1,000 guests on Friday, June 1st. This event allowed those in the Florence community to commemorate Jase and House of Hope’s successes. Twelve-year old Jase Milbee raised $10,000 for the completion of the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter’s playground in December 2017. This is the third year that Jase has raised funds for the House of Hope of the Pee Dee. Last year, he raised between $700 and $800 for the indoor playroom at the House of Hope’s Women’s Shelter that was on Darlington Street. Last summer, women and their children were relocated to the Courtney Graham Center. The funds were used for a big TV, chairs, games and toys. Jase’s first desire was to raise funds to purchase mulch material for the outdoor play area on Darlington Street, but due to insurance regulations that was not feasible. So, this year when Jase’s father, a friend of House of Hope’s executive director Bryan Braddock, was told about the needs for the the new playground, Jase was excited and ready to get busy seeking donations. Jase’s goal became a reality.

Jase Milbee cutting the ribbon to the new playground at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter. On June 1 there was a ribbon cutting celebration for the completed playground. In recognition of Jase’s hard work and contributions, House of Hope named the playground “Jase’s Junction.”

The playground features a colorful train mural by local artist Lynn Bennett, whose work is featured all around Florence, and several exciting play sets for kids to enjoy. Lynn is a native of Florence and

has painted murals in churches, restaurants, schools and homes over the last 24 years.

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Lighthouse Ministries hosts dedication Lighthouse Ministries is dedicating its newly purchased building on Thursday, June 7 at 11 a.m. The dedication is 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” will be dis-

played 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. Following the ceremony, friends and supporters are invited to

gather for light refreshments. About Lighthouse Ministries: Lighthouse Ministries is a faithbased 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.

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Deaths Adams, Betty Tyner, 91, died June 2, Belk Funeral Home Anderson, David O’Neal, 30, died May 30, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home

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CELEBRATION FROM PAGE 1A House of Hope also honored their own accomplishments as the community shelter has now served over 1,000 men, women and children since its opening in October of 2016, offering shelter, food and counseling. The celebration took place at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter at 535 S. Church Street. This event was an opportunity to not only see the playground, but to tour the entire facility. For more information about the event, visit the website http://www.hofh.

Joy Gowan, Social Media Manager at the House of Hope, featured next to the painting she created to celebration 1,000 community members served. org or visit the Facebook page at House of Hope of

Linda Godwin with The Rutledge Book Club of Lake City presents a check to the staff of Florence County Foundation's Pee Dee Thrift.

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STEPHEN MCKENZIE JOSEY HONOR GRADUATE *Presbyterian College

BANG CHI TRAN HONOR GRADUATE *Boston University

VANESSA EILEEN BROWN *University of South Carolina

AMBRE CALZAT *France

XIA’OU (PATRICK) CHANG *Augustana University

GEORGIA RAE CLARK *Radford University

RYAN EMERSON FRIERSON *Claflin University

ELIZABETH BRANDON FROST *Salem College

JULIA PORCHER GREGG *University of South Carolina - Capstone Scholar

CHRISTIAN MICHAEL GUZMAN *Moraine Valley Community College

GRESHAM GRACE HINDMAN *Presbyterian College

CARY ASHLEY HOBBS *College of Charleston

JOHN THOMAS ISGETT *University of South Carolina

SARAH ELIZABETH JOHNSTON *Wofford College

LACIE AUSTIN JONES *University of South Carolina Upstate

LANIE ESTHER KIRBY *Clemson University

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ZHONGQI (ERIC) LIANG *University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

TERENCE TYQUAN MACK *Catawba College

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LA’SAUHN NASJEIR MCFADDEN *Erskine College

BERKLEIGH MORGAN MEZZANOTTE *Florence-Darlington Technical College

CAMERON JAMES MILES *Coker College

MARY CATHERINE MITCHELL *Wake Forest University

KATHRYN WALKER MOREN *Wofford College

JONATHAN DUANE MOSES *University of South Carolina

CARSON ALEXANDER MUNN *Clemson University

COLBY ARSHAVIR POSTON *Colorado College

ANNE-MARIE PYHAN *Germany

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN REYNOLDS *University of South Carolina

CHRISTINA ROBINSON *North Carolina A&T State University

JAVONTAY TYRON ROBINSON *Coastal Carolina University

BRYCEN DUKES ROGERS *University of South Carolina

JOHN WILLIAM SAVERANCE *Clemson University

AYSHIA CHERRELL SCOTT *Claflin University

DAVID RICHARD SNIPES *Tri-County Technical College

RAPHAEL JAMES STO. DOMINGO *Clemson University

JACOB TURNER SWARTZ *Duke University

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EDEN JORDAN WALLACE *Clemson University

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KERA MADISON WAYNE *Elon University

HANNAH ELAINE WELCH *Francis Marion University

LARA ANN WYATT *University of Arkansas

SIMEON THOMAS ZAMMIT *Clemson University

PENGXUN (EDISON) ZHAI *Berklee College of Music

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Social Security is the Titanic. 2022 is the iceberg. Anybody see a lifeboat? by Thomas L. Knapp In 2022, Social Security’s trustees report, the US government’s retirement income program will begin paying out more in benefits than it receives in tax revenues. By 2034, a year short of its 100th birthday, Social Security’s $3 trillion in reserves will be gone. Benefits will have to be cut by nearly a quarter. And it’s all downhill from there. Those projections assume no substantial changes in the structure of Social Security: No payroll tax increases, not raising or eliminating the salary cap on which those taxes are paid, not raising the retirement age or slashing benefits, before the dreaded day arrives. Such assumptions are fairly safe because most politicians aren’t even willing to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. Too risky career-wise. Older voters guard their retirement benefits jealously. Younger voters already consider themselves overtaxed. Better to just pretend the iceberg isn’t there, maintain full speed ahead, and hope to be voluntarily retired (with a sweet congressional pension, of course) before Social Security sinks beneath the cold waves. Whether or not one supports the original logic of Social Security (I don’t), American demographics since the end of the Baby Boom boil down to fewer children per family combined with longer life expectancy. Or, to put differently, fewer young workers paying Social Security taxes to support more retirees for longer. That can’t and won’t continue in the same direction forever. Everything eventually comes to an end, and Social Security won’t be the single historical exception to that cold hard fact of reality. The big question is whether it winds down in the least damaging way or catastrophically implodes (cue images of the elderly living on cat food and so forth). The first step in winding down Social Security is to set an age cutoff -- if you were born after a particular date, you will neither pay Social Security taxes nor collect Social Security benefits. People who never get on the Titanic don’t have to worry about flotation vests and lifeboats. The second step is for politicians to stop making promises that can’t and won’t be kept. Legislate those inevitable future benefit cuts now instead of later, so that Americans above the “no taxes/no benefits” age but still well short of retirement are forewarned and can adjust their plans for the golden years. Presumably nobody wants the elderly to starve. Continuing to pretend that Social Security has an eternal future guarantees that they will.

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‘Tis the season – hurricane season that is By the time this paper comes out hurricane season will have official begun here in South Carolina. According to the South Carolina State Climatology Office “Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30” (2018). Despite South Carolina being relatively close to the coast, there have only been roughly 38 tropical cyclones on record since 1836 to have made landfall (Climatology Office, 2018). There have been 24 of these tropical cyclones that have been considered to be hurricanes. Although that number may not seem very high the dangerous nature of hurricanes should not be ignored. Since this will be my first hurricane season here in South Carolina, I wanted to take the extra steps to assure that I am prepared for whatever bad weather might come our way. For those of you who have been living here longer than I have these readiness tips might seem pretty obvious, but I hope that they are helpful anyway. One of the first steps to hurricane readiness is to know where to go in case of a hurricane evacuation It is important to know the evacuation routes which can be found on fcemd.org.

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It is also important to be aware of local hurricane shelters. There are four hurricane shelters in and around the area where our readers predominately live. These hurricane shelters include Wilson High School and South Florence High School in Florence, Timmonsville Educational Center in Timmonsville, and Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School in Pamplico. A secondary step to being prepared for an impending hurricane is to put together a go-bag. This bag can include items such as disaster supply kit, a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate. It is especially important to keep these items dry in order to assure their usefulness. This go-bag is mostly items that you need in order to travel and get you to the shelter. This is not necessarily a readiness kit that you would keep at home.

As I am sure many of you are aware, not every hurricane is going to force the area to evacuate. In the case where there is an incoming hurricane that does not require evacuation, there are still some steps that should be taken in order to be prepared at home. You should make sure that you plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads. The list should include: water, at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days. The water is for drinking and sanitation. There should be at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food as well. Some other useful items would be batterypowered or hand crank radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert, flashlights, first aid kit, extra batteries, whistle to signal for help, dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place, moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation, wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, manual can opener for food, local maps, cell phone with chargers and a backup battery (FEMA,

2018). It is better to be prepared for the worst even if it never comes. Being ready for the weather associated with hurricane season is vital to living here in Florence. We at The News Journal want our readers to be safe during the next couple of months. I hope that these tips were of some help to you as the readers. Even though I am sure that many of you have heard them many times before, there is never a wrong time for a quick refresher. Did I miss some important readiness tips for hurricane season? Let me know at philipm@florencenewsjournal.com! References: Climatology Office. (2018). South Carolina State Climatology Office. Retrieved May 30, 2018, from http://www.dnr.sc. gov/climate/sco/Tropics/h urricanes_affecting_sc.php Department of Homeland Security. (2018). Hurricanes. Retrieved May 30, 2018, from https:// www.ready.gov/hurricanes FEMA. (2018). Readiness Kit. Retrieved May 30, 2018, from https:// www.fema.gov/

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Memorial Day tribute and NFL protests Dear Editor, Anyone who watched the PBS Memorial Day Salute to America’s military heroes, or attended a local Memorial Day service, experienced these emotional and unforgettable tributes to our brave members of the United States military. With the National Symphony Orchestra playing Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, and actors giving heroic first person stories of solders’ personal battlefield bravery, the distilled essence of this tribute brought tears to both the narrators and the audience.

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An especially impressive accolade was paid to the two million women veterans in the US military. 300,000 female soldiers have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The personal narratives of the strength and bravery of our military members made the viewer proud to be a citizen of a free America. All of us respect the value of our Constitutional First Amendment rights, a right where hundreds of thousands of Americans sacrificed their lives to defend that freedom of expression. It is a sad commentary that the NFL players and others claim that they respect our nation’s veterans yet claim in the same sentence that they are fully justified in not standing for our national anthem in

protest of racial inequality. That stance shows a shallow understanding of historical police data and is fundamentally hypocritical. With 420,000 soldiers buried in Arlington Cemetery, how can any patriotic American condone this denigrating display of public protest? Are there no longer better ways to have a public discourse on our differences? It is time for these wealthy athletes and their supporters to realize that they owe their freedom and their success to millions of military veterans. They can exhibit that gratitude by remembering those sacrifices and showing more respect for their country’s flag and national anthem. May God give His blessing and guidance to

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

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NUMBER 2017-DR-21-1164 TO THE DEFENDANT MATTHEW TEDDER: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, the original of which was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint upon the undersigned, Attorney for the Plaintiffs, at Post Office Box 13269, Florence, SC 29504, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the said Complaint within the time stated, Plaintiffs will apply for relief as sought in the Complaint. BRYAN W. BRADDOCK Attorney for Plaintiffs SC Bar Number 15595 Post Office Box 13269 2231 W. Palmetto Street, Suite 203 Florence, SC 29504 Telephone: 843-292-8780 Fax: 843-292-8785 (5/23,5/30,6/6/18) SUMMONS (Formal Appointment as Creditor) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE No. 2016-ES-08-168-2 IN RE:ESTATE OF JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, JR. CURTIS WHITE, Petitioner, vs. CATHERINE MARTIN and JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, III, Respondents. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED, JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, III, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition in this

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

action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned subscriber, Andrew T. Shepherd, Esquire, at his office at the address below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. You are hereby given notice further that if you fail to appear or defend and fail to answer the Petition as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of service, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. NOTICE OF FILING TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED, JOSEPH LLOYD TURNER, III, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Summons and Petition for Formal Appointment in the above-captioned matter were filed with the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, 300-B California Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, on July 25, 2016 in Case No. 2016ES08168-2. s/Andrew T. Shepherd, Esquire 207 East 1st North Street (zip 29483) P.O. Box 130 Summerville, SC 29484 (843) 410-0711 firm (843) 302-8329 fax S.C. Bar No.: 76859 andrew@hartfirm.com Attorney(s) for Petitioner Summerville, South Carolina (5/23,5/30,6/6/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Tuesday, the 12th day of June 2018 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is

located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505, Florence County. E-34 Samuel Junior Sims II Household Items G-34 Monique McLeod Household Items B-07 Joseph Kevin Richardson Household Items H-31 Morris Ivan McFadden Household Items G-35 Madeline Jean Ellison Household Items (5/23,5/30/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2017-DR-21-1144 DAWN MICHELLE BOLLER, PLAINTIFF, -VSALICIA ANN MUNDEY AND BRANDON LEE MUNDEY, DEFENDANTS. ORDER OF PUBLICATION Having read and filed the Complaint for Order of Publication by Kaye Patel Fraley, attorney for the Plaintiff herein, and it appearing to my satisfaction that this is an action wherein the maternal grandmother of a minor child is seeking custody of that child, and further that the Defendant, Alicia Ann Mundey, cannot after due diligence be located in the County and State in which she last resided, It is ORDERED that service in this matter be made on the Defendant, Alicia Ann Mundey, by publishing copies of the Summons, Notice of Publication and this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in Florence County, South Carolina, once weekly for three consecutive weeks, and by forwarding a copy of the pleadings to the Defendant, Alicia Ann Mundey, at her last known address. A.E. MOREHEAD, III CHIEF JUDGE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES TWELFTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT Florence, South Carolina May 14, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION To THE DEFENDANT, ALI-

CIA ANN MUNDEY: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above-entitled action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, the object in prayer of which is the granting of custody of the minor child, Damian Lee Mundey, born September 29, 20I0 to the Plaintiff, Dawn Michelle Boller. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: You Are Hereby Summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber at her offices in Florence, South Carolina, within THIRTY (30) DAYS after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF HEARING TO: THE DEFENDANTS, ALICIA ANN MUNDEY AND BRANDON LEE MUNDEY: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the final hearing to award the Plaintiff custody of the minor child, Damian Lee Mundey, in the abovecaptioned matter has been scheduled as follows: DATE June 27, 2018 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Florence County Family Court before the Honorable A.E. Morehead, III Florence County Judicial CenterSecond Floor 181 N. Irby Street Florence, SC 29501 KAYE PATEL FRALEY FOLKENS LAW FIRM, P.A. 601 W. Evans Street Post Office Box 6139 Florence, SC 29502 (843) 665-0100 (843) 665-0500 fax kaye@folkenslaw.com ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (5/23,5/30,6/6/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-00548 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Santander Bank, N.A. vs. Barbara Barr, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, SITUATE AND BEING LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 6, BLOCK I, ON A PLAT OF GLENDALE ACRES SUBDIVISION, MADE BY W.R. BANKS, REGISTERED SURVEYOR, DATED 12/15/60 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK G AT PAGE 96 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 7, BLOCK I, IN SAID SUBDIVISION, ON THE SOUTH BY BENNETT DRIVE; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO, 5, BLOCK I, IN SAID SUBDIVISION.THIS CON-

VEYANCE 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 terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency, the Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at

the rate of 5.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-03217 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Hector M. Hernandez a/k/a Hector Hernandez; Gillermina J. Perez, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 45, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR ASHFORD MILLS BY LIND, HICKS, ASSOC., SURVEYORS, INC., DATED JANUARY 12, 2010 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 23, 2010, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO HECTOR M. HERNANDEZ AND GILLERMINA J. PEREZ, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF WAYNE STURKIE & SONS BUILDERS, LLC DATED MARCH 4, 2016 AND RECORDED MARCH 3, 2016 IN BOOK B161 AT PAGE 360 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1368 Millbank Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00100-01-218 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some

subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02123 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U. S. Bank National Association as trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as trustee for Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-4 vs. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Linda Green, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Acqunetta Green; Torriel Green; Tania Green, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on June 19, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING ON THE WEST SIDE OF WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND HAVING THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS, METES AND BOUNDARIES: THE SAID LOT FRONTS ON AND MEASURES ALONG ITS EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE ON WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE 100 FEET, MEASURES ALONG ITS

NORTHERN BOUNDARY LINE 205 FEET, MORE OR LESS; MEASURES ALONG ITS SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE 192 FEET; AND MEASURES ALONG ITS WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE 51 FEET, AND IS BOUNDED NOW OR FORMERLY AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LANDS OF LAND OF J.V. CARTER AND C.A. TIMMONS; ON THE EAST BY WILLIAMSBURG AVENUE; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT OF LAND OF J. P. TRULUCK; AND ON THE WEST BY LANDS OF LAND OF MRS. ANNIE THOMLINSON AND JIM HANNA, AND BEING THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF LOT OF LAND DESCRIBED IN DEED FROM P.T. ASKINS, ET. AL. TO R.H. ASKINS, DATED JULY 20, 1936, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 64 AT PAGE 106, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, AND LATER CONVEYED TO J.V. CARTER. ALSO: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR STRIP OF LAND, BEING TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE O SOUTH CAROLINA, DESCRIBED AS 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 BOUND-

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ARY 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 serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 135 Columbia Avenue, Chapin, South Carolina 29036, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE

FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of South Carolina Code 29-3100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the attached mortgage is perfected and Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original note and mortgage and the Complaint which was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on June 19, 2017. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(S): YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Notice of Right to Foreclosure Intervention and/or Certificate of Exemption from Administrative Order 2011-05-02-1, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions, Certificate of Exemption/Withdrawal from Arbitration and Mediation, Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina on June 19, 2017. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced within twenty (20) days of the filing of this Notice upon Complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant for the foreclosure of a Mortgage dated January 22, 1973 given by Allen Louis Spears (“Mortgage”), said Mortgage having been recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court or Register of Deeds for Florence County on January 22, 1973 in Book C147 at Page 238a. The said mortgaged premises affected by the foreclosure are situate in Florence County, in the State of South Carolina, and described in said Mortgage as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and fronting on the south side of South Carolina Highway S-21-46 for a distance of 120 feet and being in depth 250 feet and being bounded as follows: North by S.C. Highway S-21-46; East, South and West by lands of Louis H. Spears and Tisby S. Johnson. The above designated property being the same shown on a plat thereof made by Ferrell J. Prosser, R.S. dated March 23, 1972 and recorded in Plat Book 13 at Page 87 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No.: 00314-02047 Address: 202 E Springbranch Road, Effingham, South Carolina 29541 HARRELL, MARTIN & PEACE, P.A. Donald W. Tyler #5664 Taylor A. Peace #100206 135 Columbia Avenue Post Office Box 1000 Chapin, South Carolina 29036 (803) 345-3353 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (5/30,6/6,6/13/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenant will be sold for cash to satisfy liens in accordance with the terms of Title 39 Chapter 20 of the SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted at 825 E. HOWELL SPRING ROAD, FLORENCE, SC 29505 on JUNE 16, 2018 at 10:00AM. All goods will be sold in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition, all items or spaces may not be available at time of sale. Cash only. JAMES DAVID-A23 HAROLD SMALL-A06 JOSEPH WHITE-B36 TYREE SEEGERS-E89A CATRINA BOYD-GEEC60-F121 STACY ELLISON-Y12 STEPHANIE HUDSONF132 QUANTINA GRICE-E96 BERNETTA SABB-D78 ELIZABETH JAMES-B25 (5/30,6/6/18)

NOTICE OF GUARDIANSHIP ACTION TO: Roger L. Jones DOB: 11/7/1975, Respondent FROM: Confidential Clerk of Family Court Sylvia Sudler, Petitioner, has brought a civil action (Petition number 18-06701) against you to obtain guardianship of your child(ren): Minor Female, DOB: 10/29/2001 Minor Female, DOB: 11/26/2002 If you do not file an answer with the Court and send a copy to the Petitioner’s Attorney (or to the Petitioner if unrepresented) at the following address: Sylvia Sudler 3155 Hazelettville Rd. Dover, DE 19904 within 20 days after publication of this notice, exclusive of the date of publication, as required by statute, this action will be heard without further notice at Family Court. Date: 5/31/2018 IF YOU WISH TO BE REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY IN THIS MATTER BUT CANNOT AFFORD ONE, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU FOR FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONFIDENTAL CLERK AT FAMILY COURT, (302) 672-1000 (6/6/18) 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

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New coaches named at West Florence High School At a called Board meeting, the Florence One Board of Trustees approved the appointment of two new coaches at West Florence High. Daryl Jarvis has been named the basketball coach and Warren Coker, the new volleyball coach. In addition to their coaching appointments, both Jarvis and Coker will be employed as academic enrichment teachers at West Florence. Daryl Jarvis brings 13 years of teaching experience and 17 years of coaching experience (five of those years as head coach) to West Florence High School. He most recently served as a teacher and coach in Richland School District One, where he was head basketball coach (2011present), sports and fitness management

instructor, and assistant boys’/girls’ track coach at C. A. Johnson High School in Columbia. Under Jarvis’ leadership as head basketball coach, the C. A. Johnson basketball team advanced to the second round of the playoffs during his first year as head coach. The team advanced to the third round of the state playoffs during his second year as head coach, and C. A. Johnson won the state championship during his third year as head coach. At C. A. Johnson, Jarvis received the 2014 Region 3A Coach of the Year and the High School Sports Report Coach of the Year awards. He also received the District Seven Excellence in Coaching Award and was a Richland One Coach of

DARYL JARVIS the Year nominee. Jarvis’ resume reflects additional assistant/associate basketball coaching stints at Eau Clair, Brookland-Cayce, and Ridge View high schools. He is affiliated with the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association, the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association, and the South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Jarvis has also oper-

ated and served at several basketball team camps at local high schools and colleges including the University of South Carolina, Winthrop University, Presbyterian College, and South Carolina State University. Jarvis received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina (2004), and a Master of Sports Science Degree from the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama (2013). He also served in the United States Army Reserves, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Lee, Virginia. Warren Coker previously served as a physical education teacher and head middle school volleyball coach at Darlington Middle School. While at Darlington Middle, Coker worked as varsity boys’ tennis coach at Darlington High School (August 2017-present).

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WARREN COKER Prior to service in Darlington County School District, Warren worked at Sumter High as physical education teacher, (2000-2017); unified sports educator (20152017) head volleyball coach (2001-17) head varsity boys tennis coach, (2016-17) head varsity softball coach (2007-201) and head JV volleyball coach and varsity pitching coach (20002007). He has also served a teacher and JV softball coach in Clarendon School District Three. Coker received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina (2000);

Coastal Carolina University certification in driver education, (2008) and a Master of Science Degree College Athletics from Coker College. He is affiliated with the following organizations: South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports; South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association; South Carolina Special Olympics Volunteer and Coach; and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Coker has also received the following honors: Region Tennis Championship Coach; Region 5, 5A Boys Tennis Coach of the Year, 2017; South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association 20 Year Service Award Recipient; Top 4 finalists for Sumter High School Teacher of the Year, 2013 and National Conference Representative of the American Alliance for Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 2011; Region 6, 4A Volleyball Region Coach of the Year, 2005-2010; Volleyball Region Championship Coach, 20052010; and All Star Team Coach, 2005.

Florence School District One Salutes Academic Excellence: Congratulations to

The Class of 2018 WEST FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL 437 Graduates • 90 Board of Trustees Graduates (GPA 4.5 and higher) 79 Double Cord Graduates (GPA 4.0 to 4.999) • 154 single Cord Graduates (GPS 3.00 to 3.999) • 10 South Carolina Academic Achievement Honors Awardees • 14 Military 22 Palmetto Fellows • 140 Life Scholarship Recipients • 155 Hope Scholarship Recipients

TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED IN SCHOLARSHIPS $11,500,055

SOUTH FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL 340 Graduates • 7 South Carolina Academic Achievement Awardees 42 Board of Trustees Scholars • 20 Palmetto Fellows • 86 Life Scholarship Recipients 23 Double Cord Graduates • 125 Single Cord Graduates 84% Of Graduating Class Attending Post Secondary Institutions

TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED IN SCHOLARSHIPS $10,912,059

Florence Public School District One 319 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506-2589 (Phone) 843.669.4141 • (Fax) 843.673.1108 • www.fsd1.org

Dr. Dan Strickland, Interim Superintendent The mission of Florence One is to Educate! Prepare! Inspire! 2017-2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Barry Townsend, Chairman • Trisha C. Caulder, Vice-Chair • Rev. E.J. McIver, Secretary John Galloway • Elder Alexis D. Pipkins, Sr. • Porter Stewart, II • Bryan Chapman • Will McLeod

WILSON HIGH SCHOOL 272 Graduates • 2 National Merit Finalists • 39 Board of Trustees Scholars • 16 Palmetto Fellows 67 Life Scholarship Recipients • 35 Double Cord Graduates • 105 Single Cord Graduates 1 Perfect ACT Score • 1 Quest Bridge Scholar: Brown University • 1 2018 US Presidential Scholar Award 70% Of Graduating Class Attending Post Secondary Institutions

TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED IN SCHOLARSHIPS $10,525,000


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Florence County Library to host author Experience Tom Poland’s illustrated talk about his new book, South Carolina Country Roads—A Place Called Obscurity. Tom spent over three years driving more than 10,000 miles while avoiding the interstates. He’s collected South Carolina’s crumbling treasures and put them in one place for our posterity, giving them context and honor. The book contains 57 color photographs from the back roads that are sure to revive memories of a South some thought long gone. Excerpts from the book: So, just what is a back road? A typical dictionary entry might read something like this: “a little-used secondary road, especially one through a rural or sparsely populated area.” I offer a more involved definition. It’s a road that has no eighteen-wheelers on it. You can take your time. You won’t find any fast food. You won’t end up in a traffic jam but you might find some strawberry jam. A bona fide back road will shower you with gifts: classic barns, country stores with old gas pumps, and ruins and forsaken places. It’ll cross a river upstream before it broadens, letting you see where that river calls home. You’ll see abandoned tractors covered with vines. You’ll drive past cemeteries where old cedars grow. Come spring, you’ll spot yellow-green clumps of daffodils signifying the presence of an old home place. Patches of blackberries along the shoulder will tempt you to hit the brakes. You’ll drive past fading advertisements painted long ago by “wall dogs.” You’ll cross rusty, steel truss bridges into a land of beautiful wreckage and truck tires painted white overflowing with red geraniums. You’ll catch a whiff of tantalizing smoke—pitcooked barbecue. Sometimes it’s a dead-end road where you hear a murder of crows on the attack and catch the sweet acidic scent of a bed of ants. Life in the country. Catch sight of old homes like Thorntree restored by those who value the past. The Pee Dee’s oldest known residence, Irish immigrant James Witherspoon built Thorntree in 1749. A back road is a cultural paradise, an interstate, a wasteland. Sure, driving an interstate saves time, but the downside is long stretches of nothingness. As Charles

PHOTO BY TOM POLAND, ‘GENERAL STORE’

TOM POLAND Kuralt pointed out, “The interstate highway system is a wonderful thing. It makes it possible to go from coast to coast without seeing anything or meeting anybody.” Now and then I remind myself that driving itself is remarkable. In fact, it’s astounding. You’re rolling across the surface of a planet. You are a wayfarer, an explorer in your own planetary rover with a passport to adventure. Your best bet? Back roads. For somewhere down a road few consider, you’ll find a place called Obscurity where old home places linger. It’ll put you back in touch with your roots. And do so in a beautiful way. Author Tom Poland will give a talk and sign his latest book, South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. Poland, known as the “writer of southern things” invites his audience to venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Among Poland’s 14 other published books are: Classic

Carolina Road Trips from Columbia: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders (History & Guide), Save the Last Dance for Me: A Love Story of the Shag and the Society of Stranders. He writes a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South regarding its people, traditions, and lifestyle. He is the editor of Shrimp, Collards & Grits, a Lowcountry lifestyle magazine. Poland will have a number of his books available for sale at the program, which is made possible by Friends of Florence County Library. Admission is free. For additional information please call (843) 413-7074.

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Florence National Cemetery holds Memorial Day event The Florence National Cemetery hosted the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. COL (R) Barringer Wingard Jr., Master of Ceremony and Programs Coordinator once again put together a special program designed to celebrate all veterans, current members of the military and their families. However, thier focus remained on those service members who gave their lives while wearing our nation’s uniform. Some highlights from the ceremony were the remarks by the esteemed speaker, BG James H. Raymer of US Army Central. The event included the National Anthem performed by representatives of the Florence Little Theater, presentation of Colors by the Charles Deven Jr. Camp No. 10, Sons of the Unions Veterans of the Civil War, cannon fire by the Pee Dee Light Artillery & Palmetto Battalion Re-enactors, and rifle volley and Taps by the Veterans Honor Guard. The post ceremony featured Florence National Cemetery’s Living History program! The South Carolina Reenactors, wearing various war period clothing, portrayed characters and regaled with tales of their past.

MILITARY COSTUMES AND UNIFORMS FROM VARIOUS HISTORICAL ERAS WERE FEATURED. PHOTOS BY STEVE CAMLIN.

Students at Delmae celebrate Red Nose Day Second graders at Delmae Elementary celebrated National Red Nose Day on May 24th, through class presentations from local Walgreens representatives. “All participating students were educated about the purpose of Red Nose Day, and how small generous actions can impact a child’s life locally and internationally,” said Jill Russell, a reading coordinator at Delmae Elementary. “Students received their own red nose, compliments of Walgreens.” Red Nose day is a national fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief USA, an American non-profit organization that started in the United Kingdom in 1988 by Richard Curtis. During the presentation, Walgreens representatives mentioned further that the mission of the campaign is to end child poverty through the donations of school and medical supplies, meals, books, and the essential

STUDENTS AND STAFF AT DELMAE ELEMENTARY CELEBRATING RED NOSE DAY items children need to be successful and safe in school. Walgreens has helped

raise more than 100 million dollars in three years in support of Red Nose Day. For more information

about Red Nose Day at Delmae Elementary, contact Jill Russell, jillrussell@fsd1.org.


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Florence Evening Lions Club provides vision screenings

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The Florence Evening Lions Club has the ability to screen for six vision related issues with SPOT Vision Screener. They are farsightedness, nearsightedness, blurred vision, unequal refractive power, eye alignment measurements and unequal pupil size. Since 1917, Lions clubs throughout the world have shared a common vision… to fight blindness and promote vision care for all. Vision problems can be detected through a simple vision screening that takes less than a minute using the screener. The Spot allows screening of children as young as six months old. Once the image is analyzed,

a “pass” or “refer” report is printed out for the parents or legal guardian to keep. If the child receives a ‘refer” report, this may indicate a possible vision problem and parents or guardians are advised to see an eye care professional. Screenings are totally confidential. No names are taken and no copy of the printout is kept. The SPOT screener does not test for eye conditions such as glaucoma, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration and others. “The club is actively seeking groups, i.e., boys or girls clubs, summer camps, retreats, day care centers, etc. wanting screenings to be done in Florence,” stated

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THE FLORENCE EVENING LIONS CLUB PROVIDES INDIVIDUALS WITH VISION SCREENINGS Lion Deborah Sorenson, Vision Screening Chairperson. Any group can set up an appointment. If screening detects problems in anyone who is financially challenged in seeking further professional help after receiving referral, the club may be able to help. A detailed assessment is done to determine need for financial assistance. SPOT vision checks are free to everyone. To schedule a screening or for more information, contact Lion Deborah Sorenson,

cell /text 843-618-0299 or florenceeveninglions@gmail. com. The Florence Evening Lions Club would like to thank everyone who supports their fundraising activities. The monies received via these activities provide free humanitarian services for deserving citizens of the local community on a case by case basis. One can also mail a donation to the Florence Evening Lions Club Foundation, 1907 Cypress Road, Florence, SC 29505.

The Florence County Library System will welcome Porkchop Productions 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 & 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. Founded in 1991, Porkchop Productions is a professional theatre company specializing in audience participation performances. This year, they will perform “RAPunzel”. A bored princess, her overprotective mother, a rapping narrator, an awe-struck Prince, and endless “bad hair” days highlight this one-of-a-kind adaptation that reinforces the idea that letting someone go means letting someone grow! The shows will be at the following locations: Monday, June 11, 3 p.m. Baker Memorial Public Library 298 W. Smith St, Timmonsville, 843-346-2941 Tuesday, June 12, 3 p.m. Dozier M. Munn Pamplico Public Library, 100 Main Street, 843-493-5441 Wednesday, June 13, 3 p.m. Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., 843-2927382 For more information about these events, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292.7382, or visit www.florencelibrary.org.

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Babysitter safety classes The Florence Family YMCA offers a babysitter safety certification course for teens. The Child and Babysitting Safety Course (CABS), for boys and girls ages 11 to 15 years old will be held on Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about: • Babysitting as a business • Safety • Leadership • Appropriate play • Caregiving skills • First aid and choking Cost is $35/person and lunch is included Contact Cindy Averitt at 843-665-1234 for more information. The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Florence Library hosts author Karen White Friends of Florence County Library will host a luncheon with New York Times bestselling author Karen White (http:// www.karen-white.com) at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 1 p.m–3 p.m. White is well known for her southern women’s fiction and expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. She will be presenting her twenty-fourth novel,

Dreams of Falling at this event. The luncheon will be $35 and includes the book. Tickets can be purchased at www.florencelibrary.org, Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library circulation or mail to Mary Wiser, Friends of Florence County Library, 509 S Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506. For more event information go to www. florencelibrary.org or contact mwiser@florencelibrary.org or 843-4137065.

Emerging leaders summer program offered The Emerging Leaders Summer Institute is a program designed to generate professional training and development, mentorship, community engagement and recruitment opportunities. The purpose is to identify, develop and empower “Emerging Leaders”, specifically minorities, small business owners and innovative professionals poised to move into the next level of community and business leadership. Program Strategies: • Visit with community leaders and businesses • Professional and personal leadership development and civic engagement • Extensive networking with diverse group of peers • Discovering your strengths and how to apply them as a leader Program Dates: Tuesday, June 12 - Orienta-

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S.C.’s Drought Response Committee changes drought status The S.C. Drought Response Committee met Tuesday, May 29, via conference call to update the drought statuses of all counties in South Carolina. Above average rainfall totals across much of the state during the month of May, along with improving numbers across a range of indicators, prompted members of the Committee to vote unanimously to change the drought status of 13 counties from “incipient” to “normal.” The counties that were removed from the first level of drought (incipient stage) included Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Hampton, Lexington, McCormick, Richland, and Saluda.

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“The last time the entire state was drought-free was July 8, 2016,” said S.C. State Climatologist Hope Mizzell. The weather pattern across South Carolina for the month of May began with warm and dry conditions. However, the weather pattern changed during the second half of the month, according to Leonard Vaughan, Senior Hydrologist/Meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “A persistent trough of low pressure produced a moist, southerly flow, which increased rainfall coverage,” said Vaughn. “This, combined with the additional moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto, brought even more beneficial rainfall. Over the past fourteen days, rainfall across South Carolina has ranged from 200 to 600 percent above normal, with totals from 3 to 12 inches.” “Recent rainfall, along with higher humidity, has helped reduce the number of wildfires statewide,” added Brad Bramlett, Rural Fire Coordinator with the S.C Forestry Commission. “This was very much needed, since we were well above our 5- and 10-year averages for the number of fires just a month ago.” The above normal rainfalls over the past several weeks have also significantly improved streamflow levels across the state. All of the state’s major reservoirs are now at or near their target levels for this time of year, reported South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Senior Hydrologist Scott Harder. “According to the latest available data, lake levels and stream flows across the state are in good shape

now,” said Harder. “Overall groundwater levels look good as well.” These improved conditions supported moving all counties that were previously in an incipient drought status to a no drought (normal) status. The committee will continue to monitor the weather and will meet again as conditions warrant. More information about drought conditions and drought policy in South Carolina is available via the new and improved South Carolina Drought Portal at www.scdrought.com.

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