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NEIGHBORS NAME: Joe Carter FAMILY: Wife Sandy, one son, two grandchildren BORN: Florence RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Retired machinist at ABB, Darlington HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Working out, gardening WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “Robert Quayles who helped me find answers to questions I had about my faith.”
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Red Cross to host Disaster Responder Bootcamp When a disaster strikes in South Carolina, your local American Red Cross responds, providing food and shelter to those who have lost everything. Now, the Red Cross is looking for members of the community who want to be trained now to quickly take action to help their neighbors should a disaster strike. During the one-day Disaster Responder Bootcamp, volunteers will learn the essentials of responding to a disaster. In just under eight hours, participants will become qualified to feed and shelter members of their community during a disaster. In addition to classroom instruction, the boot camp features interactive case studies, with volunteers learning how to help individuals, families and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. “Working in a shelter, you are able to help people during what could be one of the most stressful times of their lives,” says Red Cross volunteer Jim Jamieson. “By being trained to help in a shelter, you could positively impact the life of someone in your own community.” The event will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
American Red Cross shelter manager, Carlos Ortiz, participates in an art project with some of the children who stayed at the South Florence High School shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew last fall. During Hurricane Matthew, the Red Cross opened more than 95 shelters in South Carolina, providing nearly 20,000 overnight stays. Photo by Virginia Becker/American Red Cross at the America Red Cross located at 1601-A West Lucas Street, Florence.
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S.C. annual Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 4-6 South Carolina’s popular Sales Tax Holiday weekend will kick off Friday, Aug. 4 and run through Sunday, Aug. 6. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of approved school supply items are exempt from the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes. In years past, shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the holiday weekend. Shoppers will pay no sales tax on items ranging from clothing and shoes to book bags and computers. Exemptions include clothing accessories, such as hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags; footwear; school supplies including, pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, and calculators; computers, printers and printer supplies, and
computer software. Also, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillow cases. Examples of devices that are not considered computers for purposes of the sales tax holiday exemption: cell phones, smartphones or any other handheld devices that allow users to make telephone calls; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and listen to music; handheld devices that are primarily used to download and watch videos; and devices that are primarily used to download and read books (e-books). However, portable devices that have computing and media functions, allow users to access the Internet and have a multitude of
software applications (or the capability to download a multitude of software applications) are considered computers for purposes of the sales tax holiday exemption, provided such devices do not allow users to make telephone calls. The sales tax exemption does not apply to: sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches; sales of furniture; a sale of an item placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plan however described; rental of clothing or footwear; a sale or lease of an item for use in a trade or business. For more information about this year’s Sales Tax Holiday and for a detailed list of exempt items, visit the S.C. Department of Revenue’s website at www.dor.sc.gov/TaxFreeWeekend.
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Darlington briefs DARLINGTON – Darlington City Council will hold a public hearing on the FY2017-2018 budget at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, followed by a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., to finalize the budget. • City of Darlington offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. • Darlington City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.
CHEERLEADER FRED RUMPH STANDS AT THE ENTRANCE TO HICK’S FIELD Photo is from the 1925 Florence High School Yearbook
Omega Psi Phi donates to Pee Dee Coalition The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., stepped their way into Pee Dee Coalition’s Bennettsville shelter and made a donation of $1,000. “It’s really important to us, and we are trying our best to set an image, and influence the community to do the right thing, especially men,” said Omega Psi member and Basileus Rev. James E. Smith. “We need support for this very important cause,” said fraternity member Herbert Washington, “I’m glad and it’s uplifting.” “It’s important to try to get the men to know they can make a difference in domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse prevention,” said Brenda Dixon, vice chairperson of Marlboro County’s Pee Dee Coalition Board. “The problem in our community is massive and in the entire state of South Carolina.” “We have to reach men and this is just one positive thing we can do that is meaningful and very much needed,” said fraternity member Curtis J. McIver. “Men can’t sit on the sidelines as domestic violence persists. We must educate our brothers about what it means to truly value women.”
PRESENTS CHECK – From left, Brenda Dixon, vice president Marlboro County Pee Dee Coalition Board, Herbert Washington, Omega Psi Phi fraternity; Janice Rozier, president-Marlboro County Pee Dee Coalition Board; Curtis J. McIver, Omega Psi Phi fraternity; Rev. James E. Smith, Basileus Omega Psi Phi and Mackenzie Clementson, Marlboro Volunteer Coordinator. Omega Psi Phi is a Black Greek Letter international organization with 750 chapters. It was founded at Howard University in 1910 in Washington, DC. Omega Psi Phi is attributed to the principles of scholarship, manhood, perseverance and uplift.
WORKSHOP FOR KIDS 6-8 Years 1:00 to 2:00 • 9-12 Years 2:15-3:30 July 10-13 • Christmas in July • $75 August 7-10 • Matisse-Bowl • $75 DRAWING 101 TAUGHT BY LAURIE KEETON 12 years of age up. Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00. A three week class June 7 thru 21 • $55.00 • Call for supply list
ADULT WORKSHOPS Clouds with Brushes taught by Jackie Wukela June 26 • 1:00-4:00 • $45 Watercolor Batik taught by Lynda English July 10 • 1:00-4:00 • $45 Two day Plein Aire taught by Dale Weatherford July 14 and 15 • 10:00 to 4:00 • $100 One hour lunch break. Will be painting at Timrod Park and Downtown. Dale has access to a few plein aire easels. Call for more info.
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Bazen, Judy, died June 13, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Bertram, Jimmie Lou, died June 15, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Best, Janet Holloman, died June 15, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Boseman, Horace, died June 9, Belk Funeral Home. Bowker, Frederick, died June 9, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Burgess, Herbert, died June 8, Smith Funeral Home. Burton, Laurel Inell Grace, died June 10, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Cagle, Dice Woody, 49, died June 15, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Campbell, Laverne, died June 13, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Carraway, Annie Clara Mincey Fogle, died June 9, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Davis, Amanda, died June 8, Peoples Funeral Home. Dyson, Lois, died June 13, Bacote-Eaddy Funeral Home. Edgeworth, William Foster, died June 14, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Evans, Sarah, died June 8, Jordan Funeral Home. Hughes, Betty Jean died June 11, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Holloway, Lori, died June 11, Belk Funeral Home. Jackson, Jeffrey, died June 12, Cooper Funeral Home. Johnston, Tracy Rene Powers, 47, died June 14, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Jones, Amanda, died June 12, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Kennedy, Shirley Hyman,
73, died June 15, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Matthews, Bobby Reed, died June 16, Belk Funeral Home. Matthews, Claudia Mae, 80, died June 15, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. McCracken, Robert Wayne, died June 17, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Parrish, Laura “Lisa” Godbold, 51, died June 17, Belk Funeral Home. Peavy, Johnny Harris, died June 11, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Putnam, Katherine Ann Ingram, 87, died June 17, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Robbins, Larry Joe, 68, died June 16, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Rowland, Ricky, died June 10, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Simon, Ola, died June 6, Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Speights, Kwante’ JaKim, died June 11, Ideal Funeral Home. Stidham, Eloise, died June 9, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Strawn, D. Glenn, died June 15, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Stoots, James Lewis, 67, died June 13, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Taylor, Patricia Ann, 60, died June 18, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Waddell, Donald Eugene, died June 15, Belk Funeral Home. Wall, Thelma Louise, 91, died June 15, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Watts, Eva Parnell, 57, died June 10, Belk Funeral Home.
Spirit of Central set for June 28 Central United Methodist Church invites all to join in the celebration of the 14th Annual Spirit of Central on Wednesday, June 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Christian Life Center. The church is located on the corner of Irby and Cheves Street in downtown Florence. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. and will cost $5 per adult and $3 per child (under age 12). The speaker for the evening will be Major General Robert Livingston, Adjutant General of South Carolina. The featured vocalist will be Rebecca Thompson. The Fabulous Plaids will conclude the evening with a program of doo-wop and beach music. Children’s activities will include a flag parade and a visit from the ice cream truck. For more information or to sign up for the event, call the church office at 843-662-3218.
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Simple, easy and wrong answers for S.C. By Phil Noble
“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” H. L. Mencken The South Carolina Legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state and our legislators are masters at coming up with clear, simple and wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this. Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to 1) educate our children and 2) keep us safe … and dealing with the related issue of how do we pay for these things. First the problems and then the (wrong) answers. Education. Readers of this space are probably tired of reading this line – but it is still true and I’ll keep writing it until it’s not: if we don’t fix education in this state, nothing else really matters. Keep two facts in mind. 1) A recent study by the US News and World Report rated our state’s education system (K-12 and higher ed) as 50th in the country. 2) After a 21-year legal battle (yes 21 years), the state Supreme Court ruled that the state does not provide a ‘minimally adequate’ education for about a third of the students in the state, i.e. the Corridor of Shame schools. The courts have ordered the legislature to come up with a plan to do something about this educational travesty. Against this background, the state passed legislation this session to provide an additional $140 million for K-12 education. Let’s break this down – $29 million for new school buses, $60 million to increase the per pupil funding to $2,425 and $55 million for school building repairs in low income districts. Spending $140 million more on education sounds great, right? The legislators will now brag to the folks back home that they have done something about education. Yeah, right – they spent $140 million to improve education across South Carolina. By comparison, Horry County just built five new schools and the average cost was $44 million each. Safety. The concept of safety has many different components but clearly there are some core components of safety that are largely the responsibility of state government to provide – either directly or through state regulations. A recent study by Wallet Hub analyzes 37 different safety indexes for each of the 50 states and this is where S.C. ranked in each of the categories – personal and residential safety – 49th, road safety – 47th, workplace safety – 21st, emergency preparedness – 36th and financial safety – 28th. Overall, on the safety index South Carolina ranked 47th. North Carolina was 17th and Georgia was 32nd. So, now let’s look at answers. The hallmark of traditional politics and the mindless partisan divide are these simple, easy and wrong answers. Traditional liberals reflexively say, “raise taxes, spend more money and let government do it.” Traditional conservatives reflexively say, “cut taxes, stimulate the economy, people make more money and then they will decide how they want to spend their money.” They are both wrong. It’s not simply about spending more or less, it’s about spending smart. And clearly South Carolina is not spending smart – see education and safety above. In South Carolina today, the cut taxes crowd are having their way – and it’s likely to get worse. Sen. Tommy Pope, Chairman of the Tax Policy Review Committee, says that cutting taxes is what he’s all about in the next session of the legislature. South Carolina already has one of the overall lowest tax rates in the country. The problem with simply continually cutting taxes and not spending existing tax money effectively (see education and safety) is that at some point it does real and lasting damage to our state and its people. Now, this is not just my theoretical ranting; let me offer a real life, real time example – Nebraska. In 2010, they elected Sam Brownback as governor and his pledge was a ‘march to zero income taxes.’ He promised that this would free up the economy, stimulate businesses and create jobs – 100,000 new jobs in four years, he promised in his 2014 re-election campaign. The results have been disastrous. As one study found, “The state’s fiscal condition fell off a cliff: tax revenue plunged, creating huge budget shortfalls and leading ratings agencies to downgrade the state’s credit rating.” And the huge budget shortfalls led to massive and deep cuts in practically everything, especially in education, roads – i.e., see South Carolina’s problems above. We need to get beyond all of this. We need to get beyond all the empty rhetoric of the predictable politics as usual of the right and left. There are solutions that actually work. Two examples: 1) Zero Based Budgeting is a process where periodically departments and agencies must justify their entire budget and not just the new dollars they want to add each year; 2) Performance audits are a well-established process where each department or agency is audited based on their performance and outcomes and not based on process and money spent. We should try these. We have some big, complex and difficult problems in our state and we need to expect more of our so-called leaders than clear, simple and wrong answers. We don’t deserve this. We can do better. Phil Noble has a technology firm in Charleston, is founder of World Class Scholars and writes a weekly column for the S.C. Press Association. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and get his columns at www.PhilNoble.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
Summer for a kid in the mid-50s, early 60s School is out and summer fun is in full swing. While kids today spend time at a wide variety of day camps and organized activities, the kids of my generation came up with our own plans to fill our summer days. Most of our time was spent outdoors, from sun up to sundown. There were always neighborhood children to play with, and together we decided how to shape our days of freedom from school and studies. We didn’t have structured or scheduled activities, except Vacation Bible School hosted by churches about a week after school was out. I looked forward to VBS, mostly because we made crafts and during refreshment time when we had Kool-Aid and cookies. The rest of the summer, except for a week’s vacation with the family to the beach or mountains, we just played. Girls played hopscotch and watched or joined in when the boys shot marbles. We all rode bikes around the neighborhood or to a nearby playground. Whenever we got a nickel, dime or quarter, we headed over to the neighborhood store to buy a bag of penny candy, a bag of Tom’s peanuts, a Coca Cola or RC Cola, an orange ice cream Pushup or a bag of Lay’s potato chips. I remember when the hula hoops
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were introduced. Back then I could hula with the best of them. As I grew older I lost my hula rhythm and today I’m hopeless with a hoop. On hot summer days, moms usually called us indoors during midday when temperatures were highest. During those times we played cards or board games such as Parchesi, Monopoly or Chinese Checkers. If we got bored, we could find an adventure through the pages of a book or find entertainment with a comic book. During the summer, we also explored nearby wooded areas, built forts, and picked wild blackberries, eating them right off the bush. Sometimes we found maypops (the green egg-like fruit of the purple passion flower) growing along ditches beside the road. When that happened we threw them on the pavement or stomped on them to hear them pop. When we found a Honeysuckle vine, we pulled off the delicate flowers to
taste a smidgen of their sweetness. If we got thirsty, we drank water from the hose and it was good and refreshing. Sometimes we took homemade lemonade or Kool-Aid out of the fridge and set up an outdoor refreshment stand. I don’t remember making much money – if any – but it was fun and made me feel like a proprietor. Occasionally we set up a stage on our front porch by tying a rope between two posts and draping a blanket over it to serve as a curtain. Then we kids performed for each other, doing what, I can’t remember. We didnt have a lot of television programs to watch during the day. There were early cartoons and westerns on Saturday mornings, and during weekday mornings we had “Howdy Doody Time” and then later “Captain Kangaroo,” and “Felix the Cat.” Florence only had two TV stations broadcasting here and there was no Cable TV. Also, there was no way to watch a Hollywood movie at home back then. We had to go downtown to the Carolina or Colonial Theaters on Saturday mornings when they played kid shows. Compared to today, there wasn’t as much for kids to do, but we stayed busy and had fun.
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Problems with a Carbon Tax By Merrill Matthews While President Donald Trump wants to cut taxes, there are others who hope to raise them – by taxing carbon. The idea has long been supported by environmentalists and left-leaning groups, but recently it has found support among some establishment Republicans. The notion is that by taxing carbon, the country would use less, reducing our impact on climate change. However, there are a number of problems with the plan. There is no viable alternative to carbon-based fuels. The goal of a carbon tax is to force people to embrace substitutes, but fossil fuels are one of the most inelastic products. There just aren’t any viable and scalable alternatives. If the price of gasoline were to rise significantly because of a carbon tax, some people would carpool or take public transportation, but the vast majority would just have to suck it up and pay the higher price. The price of everything would rise. Economic theory says that corporations don’t pay taxes, people do. Companies pass along taxes to consumers in the form of higher prices. Because we would still have to use fossil fuels for the vast majority of our travel, transportation and power generation, a carbon
tax would simply be priced into virtually every product and service. Food must be harvested, processed and transported to grocery stores. Clothes and consumer goods must be manufactured and transported to retail outlets or to consumers’ homes. Planes, trains and long-haul trucks cannot run on solar or wind power. Neither can our military. While many power generating plants use renewable energy from wind and solar power, those renewables only make up about 7% of power generation˜and that’s after throwing hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars at renewables for decades. Thus a carbon tax would have little impact on carbon use and a big impact on what we pay for everything. For example, Norway passed a carbon tax in 1991. They concluded, “ the carbon tax effect on emissions was modest. This surprisingly small effect relates to the extensive tax exemptions and relatively inelastic demand in the sectors in which the tax is actually implemented.” Australia became the first
country to repeal its carbon tax. When the repeal passed in 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbot said, “Today the tax that you voted to get rid of is finally gone, a useless destructive tax which damaged jobs, which hurt families’ cost of living and which didn’t actually help the environment is finally gone,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The challenge of a global economy. We live in a global economy where U.S. companies want to sell to other countries, but they have to be competitive to do so. That’s why corporate income tax reform along the lines of that proposed by President Trump or House Speaker Paul Ryan is so important. A carbon tax that raises the cost of production across the economy will make it harder for businesses to compete globally. The good news is that the U.S. has been reducing energy-related carbon emissions without a carbon tax. U.S. Energy Information Administration announced last October that energyrelated carbon emissions for the first six months of 2016 were down to their lowest
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level since 1991. That’s in large part because fracking has made natural gas a cleaner and more affordable option than coal. The country needs policies that help the U.S. become more competitive. Lowering the tax burden is the best way to achieve that goal.
Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. Follow at twitter.com/MerrillMatthews.
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Pee Dee Workforce Development Board awards $100,000 for healthcare training at McLeod Health McLeod Health has been awarded $100,000 for innovative healthcare grant initiatives from the Pee Dee Workforce Development Board (PDWDB). McLeod Health received the funding for their Healthcare Fast Track Program, which is a hiring model that is completed on an accelerated schedule, resulting in full time employment with benefits for selected candidates. In partnership with McLeod Health for the Healthcare Fast Track Program are the Pee Dee Workforce Development Board, SC Works Pee Dee, Florence-Darlington Technical College and Blue Ribbon Management & Consulting. McLeod Health will enroll, train and place unemployed and/or underemployed individuals who are at least 18
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Joyce Hill, chair of the Pee Dee Workforce Development Board, presents a check for $100,000 to McLeod Health representatives Tim Hess and Heather Grier. years old and who qualify for the program. By coordinating five separate tracks, which
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Certified Nursing Assistant/ Medical Surgical Tech and Certified Medical Office Assistant positions and provide job opportunities for 50 to 60 graduates of the program.“We believe collaborating with our local schools, state agencies, and business partners leverages each of our unique strengths to help us create a model that will be replicable across our region and even the state. This initiative ensures that we create a pipeline of high-caliber clinical staff to take care of our patients to meet our growing workforce demands,” said Tim Hess, McLeod Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Training. “This is not only good for the patients we serve, but also good for our community since better trained staff will continue to raise the quality of care we provide and produce sustainable and dependable jobs well into the future.”
Business Empowerment & Career Fair set for Aug. 5
Storyteller to entertain at library
Corporate representatives are invited to participate in the Business Empowerment & Career Fair to be held Saturday, Aug. 5, in the Florence Civic Center ballroom. The event is free to the public. The career fair will allow representatives to recruit potential candidates for their business or company. The Business Empowerment & Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., followed by keynote speakers at 1:30 p.m. and live entertainment at 3 p.m. In addition, small business vendors will be displaying their products. If interested contact the Business Empower Team at 843-245-8048. You may also visit the website, www. florencecivic enter.com and click on events for more details.
The Florence County Library System welcomes storyteller Donna Washington for Summer Reading 2017. Washington will appear at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence at 3 p.m. on June 28. Washington is a professional storyteller, multipleaward-winning recording artist, and author. She performs all over the country at festivals, schools, and libraries. Her many storytelling recordings have received Gold and Silver Parent’s Choice Awards, Storytelling World Awards, and many more. This year’s Summer Reading theme, “Build a Better World!,” seeks to discover the world of reading.
Impact Theatre to host acting camp Impact Christian Children’s Theatre offers The Actor’s Studio Summer Camp for students ages 10 through 18 from 10 a.m.. to 1 p.m. from July 10-14 . Students will be challenged to take their acting to the next level as they polish and refine performance skills in a fun, positive atmosphere. The camp explores character development, improvisation, creative movement, vocal and audition techniques, including monologues, scene work and theatre games along with daily devotions to strengthen their faith, so they shine brighter on and off the stage. Tuition is $100. Students who register before July 3 receive a $15 discount. For more information visit Impactflorence.org, call 843-751-4157 or email email@example.com. Impact Christian Children’s Theatre is a 501 C 3
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VBS is underway at SouthPark Vacation Bible School is being conducted at SouthPark each evening through Wednesday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Highlights are activities related to space, nature, and exploration. There is a scavenger hunt every day. Children are learning choreographed songs and skits as well. This is a collaboration of churches to share the good news with families in the community surrounding SouthPark. http://www.cityofflorence.com/departments/parks/recreation/southpark.aspx The good news is that God is the creator of order, love, and beautiful things, and that he wants a relationship with us.
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McLeod Safe Kids shares new child restraint law McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal shares the new South Carolina child restraint law signed by Governor Henry McMaster on May 19, effective immediately. South Carolina’s child restraint law has not been updated since 1983; however, with these amendments, the state now complies with the recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics for keeping children safe when in a vehicle. The new child restraint law is as follows: For every person transporting a child under eight years of age: • An infant or child under two years of age must be properly secured in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system in a rear
passenger seat of the vehicle until the child exceeds the height or weight limit allowed by the manufacturer of the child passenger restraint system being used. • A child at least two years of age or a child under two years of age who has outgrown his rear-facing child passenger restraint system must be secured in a forward-facing child passenger restraint system with a harness in a rear passenger seat of the vehicle until the child exceeds the highest height or weight requirements of the forwardfacing child passenger restraint system. • A child at least four years of age who has outgrown his forward-facing child passenger restraint system must be secured by
a belt-positioning booster seat in a rear seat of the vehicle until he can meet the height and fit requirements for an adult safety seat belt as described in the bullet below. The belt-positioning booster seat must be used with both lap and shoulder belts. A booster seat must not be used with a lap belt alone. • A child at least eight years of age or at least fifty-seven inches tall may be restrained by an adult safety seat belt if the child can be secured properly by an adult safety seat belt. • For medical reasons that are substantiated with written documentation from the child’s physician, advanced nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, a child who is unable to be transported in a standard child
passenger safety restraint system may be transported in a standard child passenger safety restraint system designed for his medical needs. • Any child restraint system of a type sufficient to meet the physical standards prescribed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the time of its manufacture is sufficient to meet the requirements of this article. To view the entire doctrine of laws, please visit www.scstatehouse.gov. For more safety information, please visit www.safekids.org.
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SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-1098 James Wesley Potter, Sr., Plaintiff, vs. Marion Collins, Sephronia J. Collins, and all persons claiming any right, title, estate interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS
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 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 ...........................RV SALES/RENTALS 950.................................. .................SUVS 960 ............................................TRAILERS 970............ ..................................TRUCKS 980 ...................................................VANS 990 ..........................................STATEWIDE
ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on April 25, 2017, the object and prayer of which is to quiet title to the following property: 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
designed as Lot No. Seventy-Five (75), as shown on a map of The Cloister Subdivision, Phase III, by Heller & Associates, Inc., dated September, 1986. Reference is also made to a map made for Marion & Sephronia J. Collins by Heller & Associates, Inc., dated October 21, 1987, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 29 at Page 287. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: On the South by Lancelot Drive for a distance of 152.50 feet; on the West by Chancery Court for a distance of 150.00 feet; on the North by Lot 74 for a distance of 152.50 feet; and on the East by Lot 76 & 77 for a distance of 150.0 feet. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. Tax Map: TMS # 01506-01-075 A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. May 26, 2017
Florence, South Carolina Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr. Guardian Ad Litem Nisi The Cartrette Law Firm Post Office Box 482 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 621-1169 (843) 669-4920 fax Charlie J. Blake, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm Post Office Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) (6/7, 6/14, 6/21/17) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2017-CP-21-00594 Rhonda Wray Hatcher, Plaintiff, vs. Antonia Renee Gregg, Defendant. TO: ANTONIA RENEE GREGG, THE DEFENDANT, ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint upon the subscriber, at his office at 2801 Devine Street, Suite 300, Columbia, South Carolina 29205, within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, 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. CHAPPELL, SMITH & ARDEN, P.A William G. Starnes Attorney for the Plaintiff Post Office Box 12330 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 (803) 929-3600 June 2, 2017 (6/7, 6/14, 6/21/17) NOTICE OF SALE By virtue of a Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Dedicated Community Bank, v. Rufus Beckett, et.al, C/A No. 2017-CP-21-193, I the undersigned Ray Coit Yarborough, jr., as Special Referee will sell on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00am at the County Courthouse in Florence County, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that
piece, pareel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, School District No. 4, said lot designated as No. 4 on a plat of Air Base Heights made by A.L. Ervin, CW on May 18, 1950 and which plat is recorded in Plat Book “L” at Page 37 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and said lot measures Ninety (90’) feet on the front and bounds on Mustang Drive and is one hundred thirty (130’) feet in depth. The said lot commences at a point on the Western margin of Mustang Drive Three Hundred Ninety (390’) feet North of the Northern Margin of US Highway 79-301. This being the same property conveyed to Howard Beckett, Jr. by deed of Sophia A. Costas dated August 19, 2013 and recorded simultaneously herewith in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Florence County. The sell shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record, and any senior encumbrances. No warranty of title is being given by the Plaintiff. TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH: The undersigned will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent), same to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid. If the 5% deposit is not placed with the Court on the day of sale, the property will go to the second highest bidder. If the 5% deposit is placed with the Court, in case of noncompliance within 20 days, same to be forfeited and applied to the costs of the auction and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Personal or deficiency judgment not being requested, the bidding will not remain open after the date sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of deed and deed stamps. Plaintiff reserves the right to cancel the sale up to and including the sell date for circumstances beyond the control of the Plaintiff which prevent the plaintiff or its representative from appearing at the sale. Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr.
Special Referee for Florence County Steven G. Mikell Attorney for Plaintiff (6/7, 6/14, 6/21/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-02256 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Delaware trustee and U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Co-Trustee for Government Loan Securitization Trust 2011-FV1 vs. Larry D. Covington; William A. Moral; Palmetto State Growth Fund, Inc. f/k/a Business Carolina, Inc.; North Star Capital Acquisition LLC; SC Housing Corp.; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on July 6, 2017 at 10:00AM, 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 WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT #9, BLOCK "D" ON A PLAT ENTITLED "PLAT OF LOT SURVEYED FOR LARRY D. COVINGTON", MADE BY WILLIAM E. SMOTHERS, JR., PLS DATED MARCH 22, 2000 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 73, PAGE 384 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION AS TO METES AND BOUNDS, COURSES AND DISTANCES, REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LARRY D. COVINGTON BY DEED OF MARGIE S. THOMAS AND LARRY H. THOMAS DATED MARCH 27, 2000 AND RECORDED APRIL 3, 2000 IN BOOK A591 AT PAGE 210 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT
ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 408 East Suena Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90108-03-015 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.625% 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. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States (non-IRS) 1 (one) year right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 2410(c). In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (6/14, 6/21, 6/28/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00303 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust, as indenture trustee, for the
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6A STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CONTAINING 1.00 ACRES AS SHOWN ON MAP OF THE LEO JACKSON LAND BY E.J. SMITH, SURVEYOR, DATED AUGUST 24, 1934 AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: ON THE WEST BY COUNTY ROAD ON WHICH IT FRONTS AND MEASURES 210.0 FEET; ON THE NORTH BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF BAYSHALL JACKSON B. WOODHAM ON WHICH IT MEASURES 210.0 FEET; ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF BAYSHALL JACKSON B. WOODHAM ON WHICH IT MEASURES 210.0 FEET; AND ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY NOW OR FORMERLY OF EDWARD & ANNIE BOWMAN ON WHICH IT MEAS-
URES 210.0 FEET, ALL AS SHOWN ON PLAT BY LIND SURVEYING COMPANY, INC., DATED DECEMBER 19, 1978. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DOROTHY LITTLE BY DEED OF DISTRIBUTION FOR THE ESTATE OF LORETTA SCOTT BENJAMIN DATED AUGUST 13, 1990 AND RECORDED AUGUST 17, 1990 IN BOOK A327, PAGE 393 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1056 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00019-04-034 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of
good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid
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NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-00172 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006BC5 vs. Keith A. Smalls; Misty M. Smalls, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on July 6, 2017 at 10:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING, AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 131, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF OLDE MILL SUBDIVISION, PHASE III PREPARED BY NESBITT SURVEYING COMPANY, INC., DATED JULY 9, 2001 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 77, PAGE 108 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA; REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KEITH A. SMALLS AND MISTY M. SMALLS BY DEED OF LESLIE TANNER, SAID DEED HAVING BEEN RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY ON MARCH 31, 2006. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1066 Rock Creek Drive, Florence, SC
29505 TMS: 18013-01-016 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). 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 2% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (6/14, 6/21, 6/28/17) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-00986 SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Rebecca D. Briggs; Philip Dowling
Builders, Inc.; Southbrook Subdivision Homeowners Association, Inc.; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 18, 2017. Bradford M. Stokes, SC Bar No. 78032 Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (6/14, 6/21, 6/28/17) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2016-CP-21-00019 MTGLQ Investors, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs- Jamie R. Pridgen and South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of MTGLQ Investors, L.P. vs. Jamie R. Pridgen and South Carolina Department of Revenue, I, Doris O'Hara, as Clerk of Court for Florence County, will sell on July 3, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 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, known and designated as Lot No. 13 as shown on a map of Westchester made by Banks and Powers, Surveyors, dated July 10, 1963 and recorded in Plat Book S at page 112. Reference being had to the above mentioned map for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Jamie R. Pridgen by deed of James Edward Pridgen and Alma Evans Pridgen recorded simultaneously herewith, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS #: 1012-01054 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). 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 15-39-720, 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. 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 5.5% per annum. Doris O'Hara Clerk of Court for Florence County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (6/14, 6/21, 6/28/17) NOTICE OF SALE Case No. 2016-CP-21-3034 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank vs. Michael A. Dozier a/k/a Mike A. Dozier, Westlake Services, LLC d/b/a Westlake Financial Services, Mutual Savings Bank, First Reliance Bank, the United States of America by and through its agency the Internal Revenue Service, and South Carolina Department of Revenue, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on July 5, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 1 acre more or less, fronting 112.5 feet, more or less, on the West side of South Cashua Road, and extending back in depth 388 feet, more or less and bounded North and West by property now or formerly of Mae R. West, East by property now or formerly of David S. Robinson and South by S Cashua Road. DERIVATION: This being the same property conveyed to Mike A. Dozier and Cordie Marcus Dozier by deed of C R Dozier, Jr., recorded February 25, 1998, in Book A516 at Page 791, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Thereafter, Cordie Marcus Dozier conveyed his interest to Mike A. Dozier by deed recorded June 3, 2014, in Book B524 at Page 1515, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No: A portion of 90013-01-014 ADDRESS: 1011 S. Cashua Drive, Florence, South Carolina TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding,
five (5%) percent of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff’s debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the said highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to Florence County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record. Furthermore, the property shall be sold subject to the 120 day right of redemption period which may be exercised by the United States of America, on behalf of its agency, the Internal Revenue Service, arising under 28 U.S.C. §2410(c). Purchaser to pay for the preparation of the Deed, documentary stamps on the Deed, recording of the Deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the contract rate of interest. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale as provided by law. THE PLAINTIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE THE DEFICIENCY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF SALE. If the Plaintiff or its representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-described property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Florence, South Carolina June ___, 2017 Suzanne Taylor Graham Grigg NEXSEN PRUET, LLC Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-8900 Attorneys for Plaintiff (6/14,6/21,6/28/17)
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answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the
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Florence Gymnastics bring home the gold Florence Gymnastics had a very successful season under new management/ coaches and 14 out of 18 girls brought home gold medals from the AAU District Championship in Rock Hill recently. The teams coaches are Head Coach Wesley Woodward and Assistant Head Coach Alex Holliday. The following placed in several competitions: LEVEL 3: Mia Cowdright placed first on vault (9.700), beam (9.325), and floor (9.475), third on bars (9.200), and first all-around with a score of 37.700. Zoe Cowdright placed fourth on vault and beam, fifth on bars, third on floor (9.525), and third AA with 37.500. Myila Howard placed fifth on vault, eighth on bars and floor, sixth on beam, and eighth AA with 36.300. Elliana Kampiziones placed fifth on vault, second on bars (9.350), fourth on floor, and seventh AA with 36.625.
Florence Gymnastics finished up its season at the AAU District Championship in Rock Hill. Back row, from left, Courtney Clemson, Macy Pegram, Destiny Harrell, Emily SantiAnna, Tori Watrous, Ariel Davis, Emery McCutcheon; Front row, Jenna Sherer, Lindie Matthee, Carson Arthur, Mia Cowdright, Kris Thomas,Taylor Malaer Daija Torian placed fourth on vault, third on bars (9.225), seventh on beam, fifth on
floor, and fourth all-around with a score of 37.375. LEVEL 4: Courtney Clem-
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McCutcheon placed first on vault (9.300), fourth on bars, fifth on beam and floor, placing fourth AA with a score of 36.375. Macy Pegram placed sixth on vault, second on bars (9.175), first on beam (9.400), third on floor (9.400), and third AA with 36.825. Jenna Sherer placed second on vault (9.150), first on bars (9.350) and floor (9.550), fourth on beam, and first AA with 37.000. Kris Thomas placed first on vault (9.300), third on bars (8.850), second on beam (9.075) and floor (9.050), finishing second AA with a score of 36.275. LEVEL 5: Addie Bausmith placed second on vault (9.350) and bars (8.175), third on beam (8.500), first on floor (9.375), and second all-around with 35.400. Taylor Malaer placed first on vault (9.375), bars (9.575), and beam (9.275), second on floor (9.200), finishing first AA with a 37.425. LEVEL 6: Carson Arthur placed third on vault (9.375), first on bars (9.150) and floor (9.450), fourth on beam, and
second AA with 36.575. Ariel Davis placed first on vault (9.750), second on bars (9.225), beam (9.350), and floor (9.750), and second AA with 38.075. Destiny Harrell placed third on vault (9.625), first on bars (9.525), beam (9.350), and floor (9.875), finishing first allaround with a score of 38.375. Lindie Matthee placed second on vault (9.400) and floor (9.400), third on bars (8.600), first on beam (9.425), and first AA with 36.825. Mattison Stephenson placed second on vault (9.650), third on bars (8.550), beam (9.200), and floor (9.675), and third AA with 37.075. XCEL DIAMOND: Tori Watrous placed second on vault (8.900) and beam (9.325), third on bars (8.800), first on floor (9.575), and first AA with 36.600. LEVEL 9: Emily SantiAnna placed second on vault (8.725), first on bars (9.300), beam (9.150), and floor (9.375), finishing first all-around with a score of 36.550.
Run For Hope 5K set for Saturday The Pee Dee REALTORÂŽ Association, in partnership with the House of Hope, is organizing and sponsoring the first â€œRUN FOR HOPEâ€? 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter on June 24. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at 500 Second Loop Road, (Post Office/Old Pig-
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14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 3034, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 5054, 55-59, 60 and older. Register at www.runforhopesc.itsyourrace.com. Packet pick-up will be at the Realtor Association,1375 Celebration Blvd. on June 23 from 5-7 p.m. (Use doors on backside of building.)
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American Legion recognizes Florence award winners The American Legion Department of South Carolina held its 99th Annual Convention in Columbia on June 2-4. The department reports on accomplishments, awards members and holds election of officers. Various departmental vice presidents reported on their activities just prior to an “Honors Luncheon”. The luncheon is held to recognize the state's public servants, scouts and Legionnaires for outstanding work. Post 1 was proud to sit with two local Florence award winners: Teacher of the Year, Mary Lynn Woodward from North Vista Elementary School, and Senior Patrol Officer, Sam Ervin as Traffic Safety Officer of the Year. They are both the best in the state. Day two was primarily spent on elections and post awards. Department Commander Robert Scherer passed the baton to the new commander, Michael Strauss. Scherer was the driving force behind the “Stop the Slide” campaign that emphasized new membership activities. The pro-
TEACHER OF THE YEAR – From left, Post Commander Don Handley, National VP Fae Casper, Mary Lynn Woodward and Dept. Commander Bob Sherer gram was very successful and over 70% of the posts reached 100% or more of their last year’s membership numbers. Some had over 150%.
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TRAFFIC SAFETY OFFICER OF THE YEAR – From left, National vice president Fae Casper, Sam Ervin, and Dept. Commander Bob Sherer this year. Post Commander problems. Post 1 received an award Don Handley accepted the for achieving 100% of their award and thanked the post membership goal. Post membership for their supTreasurer Charles Bethea port. led the membership drive
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Pee Dee Gardens residents celebrate Flag Day Old Glory was the center of attention on Flag Day at Pee Dee Gardens, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Florence. President Woodrow Wilson
officially proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day in 1916. This year marks the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the official flag of the United States.
Pee Dee Gardens residents and veterans Robert Johnson. Elwood Matthews, Ouida Evans and Leroy Cade (pictured above) joined other residents in celebrat-
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Grand Old Flag and discussed its history. God bless America!
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Museum brings Arts Commission 50th Anniversary to Florence The Florence County Museum will host an exhibition of works by veteran South Carolina artist Terry JarrardDimond as part of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s recently launched 50th Anniversary exhibition program. The program was developed to celebrate 50 years of public support for the arts in South Carolina, with emphasis on the achievements of artists who have received the commission’s Visual and Craft Fellowship awards. The exhibition at the Florence Museum is titled EVIDENCE: The Art of Terry Jarrard-Dimond, 1987-2017. It will be held in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, and will be on view from June 20 to Dec. 3. Jarrard-Dimond received the SCAC Craft Fellowship Grant in 1987, 20 years after the incorporation of the South Carolina Arts Commission. She is represented by three works in the State Art Collection. The Florence County Museum has a unique relationship to the history of the South Carolina Arts Commission. The first president of its board of trustees was E.N. Zeigler, who later became a state senator and the author of the legislation which created the South Carolina Arts Commission in 1967. Zeigler was also the first donor to the museum’s permanent collection, with a small discovery of Native American points and pottery fragments found near Jeffries Creek at the former site of Florence’s Civil War prison stockade. He was an avid vocational archaeologist and an acquaintance of the museum’s founder, Jane Beverly Evans. In 1950, the passing of Ms. Evans created
ARTIST TERRY JARRARD-DIMOND a need for strong leadership, and Zeigler stepped in to fill the vacancy following her death. Both in the creation of the Florence Museum, and the inauguration of the South Carolina Arts Commission, Evans and Zeigler were early champions for the city’s cultural development and diversity. About the Artist : Terry Jarrard-Dimond grew up in Greenville County. She
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was one of 27 students who attended a small rural school which emphasized traditional conservative educational principles. Art was a recreation, rather than a practical part of her education. After the sixth grade, Dimond’s brief brush with artistic instruction came to a stop. Dimond’s parents ran a hardware store in the small town of Marietta. During one of her father’s frequent visits to a supplier for the merchandise in his shop, Dimond convinced her father to buy her
JOY AND SORROW – Textile construction Hand-dyed cotton, machine stitched some oil paints and supplies. By the time she was a teenager, she already had an intuitive interest in the properties of physical materials like wood, wire and textiles, and had developed a compulsive desire to, “always be making.” However, this encounter with paint was her first mature venture into a life of art for art’s sake. Ms. Jarrard’s first academic exposure to fine art came while attending painting and drawing classes at Winthrop College. It was then
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that she began to notice a distinct difference between her approach to creating art and that of her classmates. At that time, Winthrop College was an all-girls school, although many of its teachers were men. Although the art faculty recognized Jarrard’s talent, the school never encouraged their female students to pursue post-graduate work in art, with one exception; in the last months of her final year attending Winthrop, Terry was introduced to an instructor who had been newly appointed to fill a temporary teaching position in the department. He supported Jarrard’s artistic vision and suggested that she consider continuing her art education. His name was Tom Dimond. Jarrard soon graduated from Winthrop, and when Dimond finished his term of teaching, the two young artists
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became married. The couple moved to New York City, where they lived for almost two years. After the birth of their fist child, they moved back to South Carolina, while Tom Dimond taught art in public school. Dimond was then offered a job at the Lee Gallery at Clemson University, where he served as its Director for the next 15 years. Upon their return to South Carolina, several things occurred which changed the course of Terry JarrardDimond’s artistic development. She made the acquaintance of weaver Alice Schlein, enrolled in graduate school, began a teaching career and then took a job working at a textile mill. These developments placed Dimond in direct contact with the emerging field of computer assisted graphic design, and reignited her interest in the creation of artworks based in fiber media. Over the past thirty years, Terry Jarrard-Dimond’s use of overlapping marks, layered materials, and literal woven elements has explored continuous themes of interconnectedness. The artworks on exhibit will include early sculptural works which utilize found objects in conjunction with constructed forms, as well as Dimond’s later explorations in large scale geometric compositions using hand-dyed, contemporary textiles. Finally the exhibition will look at several works from Dimond’s more recent twodimensional experiments with hot wax encaustic and paint. In her own words, “All living things leave physical evidence of their existence. Evidence is generated by the activities each performs… from the monumental to the minute. My work is my evidence.“ Other upcoming events and exhibitions in the year-long SCAC 50th Anniversary program will be held throughout S.C., in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, Sumter, and Rock Hill. Jarrad-Dimond’s work will also be featured in an SCAC group show at the Lee Gallery, Clemson University this October through November.
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Paula Childers wins John Landrum Advocacy Award The Friends of South Carolina Libraries awarded Paula Childers, Children’s Coordinator for the Florence County Library System, the John Landrum Advocacy Award for 2017. The award recognizes individuals whose advocacy, support, and encouragement have been critical in ensuring that South Carolina’s public libraries remain prominent and vibrant institutions. The Friends of Florence County Library nominated Childers for this award. Childers, who has been with the library system for over 28 years, has worked successfully to remove barriers to children receiving library services, whether
those barriers involve language, transportation, disability, or other factors. She has implemented bilingual English-Spanish storytimes as well as storytimes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has organized outreach efforts to schools, childcare centers, and other community locations to reach citizens who cannot visit the library. Among her achievements was the successful repurposing of the library’s bookmobile from general library service to a
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Fellows in Education complete program Members of the Fellows in Education program are community members who received a unique, behind-the-scenes look into Florence School District One this year. The goal of the Fellows in Education program is to improve education for students by involving selected local leaders in the atmosphere and experiences that our students share each day. The program seeks to create a community of leaders that can share first-hand knowledge and help collaborate with policy-makers and the community regarding the educational concerns for the future. The program is sponsored by The School Foundation, the Chamber, and Florence School District One.
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mission of promoting early literacy to children in Florence County. Childers also supervised the adding of popular programs such as baby storytimes, Fine Arts Fridays, Monday Library Lab, and Sunday Family Movies. As a result of her efforts, children’s programs last year reached an attendance of over 70,000. Childers has also obtained numerous grants, including the Bookapalooza grant and the Visions of the Universe grant from the
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RECOGNIZED – Florence One Students were named Outstanding Seniors by the Florence West Rotary Club and received recognition at a recent club meeting. Pictured, front row, from left, are Blake Walker, Catherine Watts,Wilson High; and Wilson Josey, West Florence High. Second row, Price Rainwater, KeJuan Robinson, South Florence High; and Sara Spence, West Florence High. Each of the seniors received a plaque and a check for $100.
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