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NEIGHBORS NAME: Melissa Cooper FAMILY: Parents Earl and May Cooper of Lamar BORN: Florence RESIDES IN: Lamar OCCUPATION: New Children’s Librarian at Florence County Library HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Reading, writing poetry and music WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My parents who worked hard to raise seven children, all successful.”

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Volunteers devote time to bless Florence BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Volunteers from several churches and a men’s Bible Study spent their Saturday helping to create a prayer garden at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter. This activity was one of many events taking place on June 24 as part of ServeFlo 2017, an outreach of Helping Florence Flourish. A sand and crushed rock pathway and pad were installed leading to a wooden cross. This fenced in area under the shade of seven large trees is designed to offer a place of spiritual reflection for homeless men and women seeking guidance, faith, hope and love during the difficult time in their life. It may also serve as a venue for outdoor Bible studies, worship services and other events, said Community Shelter director Brock Spivey. Picnic tables also are spaced around the shaded area and benches and landscaping will be added. “I got involved in order to see what great work the House of Hope of the Pee Dee is doing here and to be a part of it,” commented volunteer John Mark Calhoun. The Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter provides shelter for the homeless in the community. Since opening on Oct. 17, 2016, the center has served 539 different individuals, said Spivey. “To me, this is a lot for a shelter our size,” he said, noting that

VOLUNTEERS CREATE A PRAYER GARDEN AT THE COURTNEY MCGINNIS GRAHAM COMMUNITY SHELTER, LOCATED ON CHURCH STREET occupancy has been full to near-full capacity since opening. ServeFlo 2017 provided city wide volunteerism with many special projects during the week of June 17-24. Churches, businesses and individuals came together to help with and lead projects to visibly unify and bless Florence. The Rev. Chris Handley, team leader for Helping Florence Flourish, was thrilled with the participation and activity last week.

“We touched a lot of places through a wide-range of folks,” he said. Saturday’s project involved around 150 volunteers, while the week involved around 600, Handley estimated. “The scope of this event was pretty large. I can only anticipate where we can go from here pulling from the body of Christ to bless the community.” Handley noted that the cycling

event raised around $8,000. Approximately $15,000 was expended for the meal packing event on Friday, he added. “All said and done, around $30,000 was spent on behalf of our community,” he said. Projects included packing meals for hungry families, a Red Cross blood drive, building shelves for Sisters For the Future, repair SEE

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René Josey elected president of S.C. Bar Foundation Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that Florencebased shareholder J. René Josey has been elected to serve as president of the board of directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation for the 2018 fiscal year. Josey is a member of the firm’s

Business Litigation team, and has been named as a South Carolina Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation and to the list of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Law, White Collar and Non-White Collar Crime. He was recently awarded the

“Lawyer of the Year” by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly for leadership in law for 2017. The Bar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar. Its mission is to advance justice by improving access to the justice system, especially for those

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New Medicare cards to offer greater protection The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) currently used on the Medicare card. CMS will begin mailing new cards in April 2018 and will meet the congressional deadline for replacing all Medicare cards by April 2019. Today, CMS kicks-off a multi-faceted outreach campaign to help providers get ready for the new MBI. “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and have the information they need to make a seamless transition.” Providers and beneficiaries will both be able to use secure look up tools that will support quick access to MBIs when they need them.

There will also be a 21month transition period where providers will be able to use either the MBI or the HICN further easing the transition CMS testified on Tuesday, May 23, before the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security and U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology, addressing CMS’s comprehensive plan for the removal of Social Security numbers and transition to MBIs. Personal identity theft affects a large and growing number of seniors. People age 65 or older are increasingly the victims of this type of crime. Incidents among seniors increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million between 2012 and 2014, according to the most current statistics from the Department of Justice. Identity theft can take not only an emotional toll on those who experience it, but also a financial one: twothirds of all identity theft victims reported a direct financial loss. It can also disrupt lives, damage credit ratings and result in inaccuracies in medical records and costly false claims. Work on this important initiative began many years ago, and was accelerated

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following passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). CMS will assign all Medicare beneficiaries a new, unique MBI number which will contain a combination of numbers and uppercase letters. Beneficiaries will be instructed to safely and securely destroy their current Medicare cards and keep the new MBI confidential. Issuance of the new MBI will not change the benefits a Medicare beneficiary receives. CMS is committed to a successful transition to the

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MBI for people with Medicare and for the health care provider community. CMS has a website dedicated to the Social Security Removal Initiative (SSNRI) where providers can find the latest information and signup for newsletters. CMS is also planning regular calls as a way to share updates and answer provider questions before and after new cards are mailed beginning in April 2018. For more information, visit the website: www.cms. gov/medicare/ssnri/index. html

Summer camps scheduled at Lynches River County Park COWARD – The Environmental Discovery Center Summer Camp at Lynches River County Park offers exciting activities that reinvent summer fun. Campers will experience new adventures while learning about the outdoors and making new friends. One week of camp costs $100; $25 discount for each additional camp. Camps run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coming up are: Art in the Park, July 10-14 Tree Frogs (K-second grade); July 1721 - Bluebirds (third-fifth grade) Animal Caretakers, July 24-28 - Flying Squirrels (K-second grade), July 31 - Aug. 4 - Opossums (third to fifth grade) For more information, call 843-389-0550 or go to www.lynchesriverpark.com

SERVEFLO FROM PAGE 1A work at Williams Middle School, Vacation Bible School in a park, handing out hygiene bags and serving breakfast, cleaning the outside areas at Lighthouse Ministries, repairing homes thru LifeChangers, landscaping at Briggs Elementary School, teaching safe cycling and a prayer walk downtown. There is one more volunteer event going on this week, Handley noted. A group of about 67 youth, working with the city, will help clean debris from the creek at Edisto Bridge.

McLeod Health and McLeod Physician Associates welcome new physician Kimberly S. Jackson, MD. Dr. Jackson joins Dr. Fripp Ducker, Dr. Lynne Maroney, Dr. Ellen Moore, and Dr. Anna Senseney as part of McLeod Primary Care Associates, formerly McLeod Internal Medicine Associates. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Jackson provides primary care for men, women, and children and enjoys forging relationships with the patients she serves. She comes to McLeod from private practice having spent more than a decade as part of Rivertown Family Medicine in Conway. Dr. Jackson received her doctor of medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston in 1994, and completed her Family Medicine Residency training at McLeod Regional Medical Center in 1997. “I enjoy the complexity of caring for people of all ages, and especially multiple members and generations of a family,” said Dr. Jackson. “I cherish the opportunities to create lasting bonds and relationships with those who entrust their health to my care.” A native of Nichols, and a

graduate of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency program, she said joining McLeod feels like coming home. “As a resident, I gained a great deal of respect for McLeod and how the needs of the patient are always the greatest priority,” said Dr. Jackson. “That integrity and commitment to care makes me glad to once again be a part of McLeod.” She and her husband are passionate advocates for children and owners of God’s Horses, a faith-based farm and riding facility in Mullins that promotes horse riding and equestrian activities. Dr. Jackson welcomes new patients. For more information, call 843 662-1502.

Deaths Amerson, Monika Coffey, died June 20, Belk Funeral Home. Bess, John McLean Sr., died June 19, Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Bright, Levader Ann Moses, died June 16, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Copper, Rosa Lee Brown, died June 16, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Corey, Larry Wayne, died June 23, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Cromer, Stacey DeWayne, died June 20, Belk Funeral Home. Forelle, Christopher Keith, died June 18, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Gainey, Kathey Darlene Williams, 58, died June 21, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. George, Dawne, died June 17, Smith Funeral Home. Ham, Leroy Gardner, 66, died June 21, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Hutchinson, Myrtis Amerson, 78, died June 21, Layton-

Anderson Funeral Home. Jones, Dottie Kennedy, died June 24, Cain CalcuttStephens Funeral Home. Jordan, Joyce Martin, 82, died June 25, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Matthews, Claudia Mae, 80, of Effingham, died June 15, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Pearson, Harold, 84, died June 21, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Pigate, Barbara Ann Floyd, 66, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Sarvis, Dorinda Melton, 81, died June 22, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Shinn, Kenneth Ronald, 83, died June 24, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home Walsh, Robert Kenneth Sr., died June 20, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Watford, Roscoe Jr, died June 20, Belk Funeral Home. Williams, Alice Smith Elmore, 78, died June. 19, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home

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PDLT protects family’s forest Men’s bible study ongoing Pee Dee Land Trust (PDLT) finalized its agreement with the. Paul Wallace family to permanently protect 348 acres of family land in Marlboro County. Through the use of permanent agreements, PDLT and landowners work as partners to ensure that land use activities on private property are limited in order to preserve key conservation values which benefit the public. These values include open space such as rural scenic views along roads and rivers, habitat for wildlife including game and non-game species, and the protection of farm and forest land to ensure it remains in farming and forestry rather than being converted to other uses. PDLT is proud to have partnered with the Wallace family and the South Carolina Conservation Bank to make this important project possible. Mr. Wallace explained why they chose to place a conservation easement on the property that has been in his family for multiple generations and was passed down to him, “This property is very special because it is the first property that my grandparents bought as their home place, where I grew up for several years, and where my family now comes to enjoy and recreate. It brings me joy to know that the home place is protected and because of the conservation easement I can rest assured that it will remain protected.” With over 290 acres of important farmland soils, small stream hardwood forests, spring-fed ponds, and visible highway frontage on US Route 1, Homeplace Farm boasts significant forestry and agricultural ability and wildlife habitat. The agreement will keep the property whole, helping to ensure that it will remain available for growing and harvesting timber

Every Wednesday, men from all walks of life, gather to study God’s Word with teaching pastor Brad Bird of MarketLife Ministries. The bible study is held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. Lunch is available to those who wish to eat for $7. Brad has a passion to see people confronted with the truth of the Gospel and equipped to walk in obedience to the Scriptures. He seeks to accomplish this calling through MarketLife by taking the Gospel into the marketplace much like the Apostles in the book of Acts. Brad lives in Columbia with his wife Melissa and four daughters. He travels weekly in both South and North Carolina teaching in different venues with the pur-

Third generation Wallace family land owners Patty and Paul A. Wallace III or crops as well as recreational uses such as hunting and fishing. Seth Cook, Director of Land Conservation with PDLT, noted that “family-owned land is the core around which we build our work and to protect a property that showcases those values is very satisfying.” With the Homeplace Farm as the latest addition, Pee Dee Land Trust has now protected over 24,900 acres in the Pee Dee Region. While remaining in private ownership, the lands protected through conservation easements held by PDLT ensure that special places will be available for farming, forestry, and recreation for future generations. Pee Dee Land Trust works

in nine counties of the Pee Dee region in South Carolina: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg. Its mission is to protect, and to promote an appreciation of, the significant natural, agricultural, and historical resources of the Pee Dee Region through voluntary land conservation and educational programs and conservation easements. More information at www.peedeelandtrust.org.

Parkinson’s Support Group A meeting of the Florence area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, July 11, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 121 E. Cedar Street. Craig Goss with Comfort Keepers will speak about Resources for non-medical in-home care. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family, and friends. For more information call 843-673-0854 or haybrton@gmail.com.

BRAD BIRD BIBLE TEACHER pose of “reviving the saints through the power of the Word.” (Psalm 119:25). Over the past several years, Marketlife bible studies have reached believers and nonbelievers in Columbia, Florence, Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, N.C. Brad also teaches a bible study in Myrtle Beach on Thursdays at noon at the Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse.

Lunch is available for $10. MarketLife Ministries began in 1998 when Brad Bird became executive director and the board of directors set a new course for the ministry. Brad received his masters of divinity from Columbia International University and has been involved in several types of ministry, including youth ministry, Precepts Ministries and as a teaching pastor with a few Columbia-based churches. There is no registration or fees to attend the Wednesday bible study and all men are welcome. First Baptist church is located at 300 S. Irby, at the corner of Irby and Palmetto Streets.

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The sorry state of women in our state By Phil Noble It has always been a source of great bewilderment to me the huge hypocritical gulf between how we as Southern men talk about women – and how we treat them. Our historic culture is that we put women on a pedestal, we dress them in hoop skirts, we praise the Scarlet O’Hara strong women types, are chivalrous defenders of the virtues of Southern womanhood, always looking to help a fair damsel in distress – and on and on. On the other hand, we beat and kill women regularly, work them like a borrowed mule, pay them less than men, expect them to hold down a job, raise our kids, cook and clean our house, satisfy our sexual urges – and on and on. And, because we occasionally do the dishes or take the kids to school, we think we have done our part. Yes, this may be an overstatement but here are the numbers for South Carolina … read ‘em and weep. Economics – Women earn 27% less than men; 20% of women live below the poverty line and 36% of households headed by women live below the poverty line. Regardless of age, women are more likely to be left out of the labor force than men. Women who do work full-time earned approximately $15,800 per year less than men. Health – South Carolina is 12th in the nation in teen pregnancy rates, 5th in the nation for STDs and maternal mortality rates are above the national average. Crime and Violence – South Carolina has the 5th highest rate of women killed by men and 93% of these women are killed by people they know. Politics – One would think that because 51.7% of the state’s population are women, that women would be well represented in political offices. Not so. Women are generally discouraged from running for office and instead are encouraged to be ‘volunteers.’ Nikki Haley’s election to governor is the exception not the rule. She is only the fourth woman ever elected to any statewide office – Nancy Stevenson was Lt. Governor (1978-82) and Superintendents of Education were Inez Tenenbaum (1998-06) and Molly Spearman (2014 – present). And, only 13.5% of the members of the state legislature are women. On the federal level, we have had only one woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Elizabeth Patterson (1986-92), and we have never had a woman U.S. Senator. By comparison, nationally 27% of elected officials are women. Setting aside all of the moral, ethical and political arguments for greater gender equality in our state, there is also a hard, dollars and cents argument about improving the economy of our state. A recent report commissioned by WREN (more on them later) and conducted by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina found that “If women were to help meet the workforce shortage in South Carolina across the occupation spectrum and increase their overall presence in the state’s workforce from the current level of 48.3% to 54% by 2025, this could generate up to $5.2 billion in new annual statewide economic activity and reduce the pay gap between men and women from 27% to 19%.” Despite all the bleak numbers, there is reason for optimism. There is a new kid on the block – WREN, Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network. They are a new ‘statewide advocacy network that advances women’s and girl’s opportunities across multiple issue areas, from health to education to economic opportunities to freedom from violence to leadership and civic engagement.’ WREN holds great promise. In the words of WREN’s Board Chair Jennet Robinson Alterman, it is “the right group, with the right people at the right time” and they are positioned to have a real and lasting impact. First the right group. WREN did not just suddenly appear one day but grew out of several previous initiatives that were involved in women’s health issues. This has given WREN a leg up in that it has inherited a strong core group of people with history, savvy, a mailing list and donor base. Thus, WREN has been able to quickly and effectively launch statewide with strong membership across the state. Next, the right people. WREN’s leadership is an interesting combination of ‘old hands’ and ‘next generation’. The old hands are best represented by Alterman who one WREN member referred to as the ‘godmother of the movement’. Alterman was long time director of the Center for Women which was founded in Charleston in 1992. Her perspective on women and girls’ issues is global. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan in the 1970’s, she saw that in the most basic sense, the issues of women and girls there were the same as in South Carolina – access to health care and education, economic empowerment, etc. WREN Board member Andrea Zucker represents another generation of women who have a different though complementary perspective. Andrea is a 30 something mother of three school-aged children and she describes her motivation saying, “My views are not political but human views.” She believes that WREN’s work is important because “supporting individuals is the starting place … and we are not all starting at the same place.” And, the right time. Although WREN launched prior to the 2016 election, Donald Trump has been a catalyst that has supercharged women’s new activism and engagement. WREN’s CEO Ann Warner says that there has been “a huge upsurge of five or six-fold” since election day of people attending WREN events around the state. At a recent WREN lunch honoring women who have been trailblazers in South Carolina, one WREN member explained this surge by saying that from an early age, every woman learns to be fearful of ‘that man’ who would sexually attack, threaten or bully them – and Donald Trump is that man. And therein lies the hope, promise and power of WREN. Women across the state (and nation) have become active and energized in reaction to Trump and WREN hopes to be the vehicle to channel this energy and outrage into constructive action – more women running for office, greater focus on issues of women and girls and the activation of a new army of activists committed to real and lasting change. God knows we need it in South Carolina. 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 phil@philnoble.com and get his columns at www.PhilNoble.com.

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An observation of present day England After recent travels around the English countryside and a few cities, I’d like to share this “yank’s” observations. • I never saw a stop sign, instead there were roundabouts and Give Way signs – similar to our yield signs. An English family that lived in Arizona for a couple of years told me about their reaction when first encountering a stop sign in America. “We didn’t know what to do, they said. “How long to we stop? When can we go?” • I only observed two traffic lights on the highway during my travels. • Public toilets are “pay to go” with twenty pence being the required fee. What if you don’t have the coins? Well, most of the people “waiting to go” were willing to help. • I was impressed to find a very old church in a not very populated mountain area that is always open, even though it has been damaged by vandals in the past. • Many of the red British telephone booths are still around, even though not working. In London I saw a few painted black and offering WiFi connections. • Restaurants and pubs offering take out food, call it “take away.” • There is not much demand for ice. A bag of ice from the market was available only in a small bag weighing about a pound. • Household appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and

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washing machines, are much smaller. I didn’t see any clothes dryers in the places I stayed or visited. Hanging clothes outdoors seems to be favored. • There were no top sheets on the beds where I stayed. Just an unfitted sheet over the mattress. • The countryside is very green and fresh. There are lots of sheep raised there. • Also, the countryside, villages and towns are not polluted with signage and large advertisements. Cottages display a small sign above the front door while public places hang a small shingle or paint their name on the building. However, signs in London, and the larger cities, were more prevalent. • I was told by an Englishman, that a community or village must have a church to be called a town, and a cathedral to be called a city. • While traveling on trains, I noticed the railroad cross ties were concrete, unlike the large wooden creosote planks used here. • The Underground, or “tube” was much like the New York subway and Washington metro, but with much less

graffiti in the stations and on the trains. • Just like in America, everywhere I traveled people were texting, reading, surfing the internet or playing games on their smart phones. • Places in England have unusual sounding names, such as Ambleside, Brackenthwaithe, Keswick, Derwentwater, Wigton, Cockermouth, Windermere, Grasmere, and Silloth in the lake and mountain district of Northwest England. Through Goggle I found meanings of the suffixes. Wick, originating from Latin and Old English, means place or settlement. Mere means lake or pool, ton is homestead or enclosure, mouth means a river or bay, and thwaithe is a forest clearing with a dwelling, or parcel of land. Sillouth, a port town, comes from old English and old Norse and means sea barn. I was traveling with five other family members. We spent a day in Lincolnshire with the purpose of visiting the Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral. We were delighted to find the 1215 Magna Carta (one of four known copies and owned by the cathedral) on display in Lincoln Castle, along with the 1217 Charter of Forests, and “The Doomsday Book,” completed in 1086. The book was on loan for the summer from The National Archives in London. Ironically, with us was my niece’s husband who had written his college thesis on “The Doomsday Book.”

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South Carolinians are leaving their mark South Carolina has had a remarkable presence in the national spotlight lately: • For a few months, the national titles in three major college sports belonged to S.C. teams – the outgoing champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleer baseball team as well as the reigning champion Clemson football and USC women’s basketball teams. And the USC men’s basketball program certainly gave fans a thrilling ride, making it to the Final Four for the first time ever.

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• Debbie Antonelli, a Mount Pleasant resident and one of the nation’s top television basketball analysts, made national news when she was chosen as a commentator for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. She’s the first woman to call the tournament since 1995. * In April, S.C. native and former USC golfer Wesley Bryan won his first PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, securing a spot in the 2018 Masters. In his rise to prominence in the sport, he joins fellow South Carolinian and former Coastal Carolina golfer Dustin Johnson, currently ranked No. 1 in the world. * Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow briefly played baseball for the Class A minor league Columbia Fireflies. In his very first at-bat in April, he hit a home run -making the night’s highlight reels and bringing a rare level of exposure to the second-

year Fireflies team. • In May, golfers from four S.C. colleges – Furman, College of Charleston, Clemson and USC – represented S.C. in the NCAA Division Women’s Golf Championships. Only California, which has five times as many schools as our state, had a larger presence at the tournament. • In June, proud South Carolinian Darius Rucker celebrated his eighth number one hit as a country performer. • South Carolinians are leaving their mark on national politics, with three of our own occupying positions of tremendous influence in federal government – Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mick Mulvaney as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Congressman Trey Gowdy as chairman of the all-important House Oversight Committee. Beyond headlines, there’s much value in seeing our home state represented on the national stage. It’s a source of pride, a boost in our shared self-image, a reminder of what’s possible. When people with whom we share a common bond

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achieve great things, it can inspire us to set high standards for ourselves. I can remember a time, not long ago at all, when we were frequently told how outsiders looked down their noses at South Carolina. Political figures often spoke of needing to work to "change the perception” of our state. But if occupying the limelight is a measure of stature, I’d say South Carolina has much to be proud of – and much to be envied.

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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 .....................................WANT 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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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 CSMC 2015-RPL1 Trust, Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2015-RPL1 vs. Marvin G. Purvis; Marvin G. Purvis, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Dorothy Little; Maurice Lewis; The Estate of Lois Little, John Doe and Richard Roe, as Representatives of all Heirs and Devisees of Lois Little, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons or corporations unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being as a class designated as Richard Roe, 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 NEAR TIMMONSVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, 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

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

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 MEASURES 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 from date of sale to date of

compliance with the bid at the rate of 7% 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) 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 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 noncompli-

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ance. 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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6A eral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 13, 2016. 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 APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that ZOE’S SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER AND WINE at 2100 WEST EVANS ST., SUITE B, FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JULY 7, 2017. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested

by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (6/21, 6/28, 7/5/17) STORAGE SALE L&D’s Mini Storage 3093 S. Cashua Dr. Florence, SC 29501 will sell the following units for default of rent to the highest bidder on 6-29-17 at 10a.m. Sells will be held at 3093 S. Cashua Dr. Florence 29501 Phone 843-6675113. The owner may claim the unit by paying all rent & fees prior to the sale in cash or money order. Unit B-16- Lisa Strickland- Kitchen chairs, Christmas decorations, Rocking horse, Small table, Mattress & springs and lots of boxes Unit E-6- Suzanne CarrollRoll top desk, Bedroom Suite, Kitchen chairs, Couch & Chairs, Baby bed, & lots of boxes Unit D-6 James Tyner- Toold, Lots of ice chests, Dryer, Fishing equipment and Boxes. (6/21,6/28/17) 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 Thursday the 20th day of July 2017 at 10:00 AM 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 $50.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. A25- DOROTHY STUCKEY- HOUSEHOLD ITEMS C12- NICOLE NEAL-

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS E20- ANGELA PETTYHOUSEHOLD ITEMS H05- LACEY GOODALEHOUSEHOLD ITEMS (6/28, 7/5/17) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-2100666 Equity Financial, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Ivory L. Lowery and Richard Andrew Harrell a/k/a Richard A. Harrell, 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; Priscilla Laviscount; Mark Lowery; Connie Chester; Jane T. Harrell a/k/a Jane Tedder Harrell; Elizabeth Hyman; Terri Permenter; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, 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 Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Ivory L. Lowery and Conree Lowery to Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. dated June 27, 2001 and recorded on July 10, 2001 in Book A639 at Page 1354, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with

improvements thereon, lying, being and situate near Timmonsville, South Carolina, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and containing 1.10 acres as shown on a map dated March, 1977 by Lind Surveying Company, Inc. and recorded in Plat Book 17 at Page 472, Florence County records. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete description; said property being bounded on the North by property of the McLaughlin Company, et al; on the East by property of the White Estate; on the South by property of the McLaughlin Company, et al; and on the West by a county road. Also included herewith is that certain 1996 Redman Manufactured Home bearing serial number 13904786A&B. This being that same property conveyed to Ivory Lynwood Lowery and Conree Lowery as tenants in common with a right of survivorship by deed from C. E. Floyd dated 11/23/1977 and recorded December 30, 1977 in Deed Book A157 at Page 936 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Subsequently, Conree Lowery passed away, thereby vesting title in the surviving joint tenant, Ivory Lynwood Lowery. Subsequently, Ivory Lynwood Lowery purportedly conveyed the subject property to Priscilla Lowery Laviscount by deed dated November 4, 2004 and recorded November 6, 2009 in Book B275 at Page 1051. TMS No. 00009-04-041 Property Address: 312 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on March 15, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody,

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 7879678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 312 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. 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 (6/28, 7/5, 7/12/17) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-2100660 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Fredrick T. Wheeler; Celia A. McLaughlin; Samuel Rowland McLaughlin Jr.; Stephanie M. Rawlinson; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of S. Rowland McLaughlin, 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; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Donna A. McLaughlin, 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

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unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, 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 Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Frederick T. Wheeler to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., As Nominee For Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. dated August 25, 2008 and recorded on August 26, 2008 in Book B204 at Page 0984, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot No. 3 of Millridge/Winterbrook Subdivision as shown on a plat prepared by Engineering Consultants, Inc. dated September 27, 1999 and revised October 5, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 75 at Page 200. Reference being had to said plat for true metes and bounds and for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Frederick T. Wheeler by deed of Laquinas Woods by Deed dated August 25, 2008 and recorded August 26, 2008 in Deed Book B204 at Page 0979 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 1511401-055 Property Address: 2764 Millridge Drive, Florence, SC 29505 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on March 14, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 7879678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 2764 Millridge Drive, Florence, South Carolina 29505; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. 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 (6/28, 7/5, 7/12/17)

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Men’s tennis team takes state title The 18 & Over 3.0 Men’s State Champion for 2017 is from the Pee Dee League. Kelly Pinkerman and the “Slammers” from Ebenezer Park won the state championships the weekend of May 20. The Slammers went undefeated in the round robin portion of the tournament before squaring off with Grand Strand in the finals. They were able to defeat Grand Strand 3-2 to take the title. Also, the 18 & Over 2.5 women’s team from Hartsville Country Club was the finalist in their division. Team “Overserved” was a late entry into the state championships when another team had to pull out and a team was needed to fill the draw. In round robin play they came in second in their division and won the draw among second place teams to be the fourth team in the semifinal round. Dusty Braddock and her team had a good run at state.

Kickball league kicks off summer play City of Florence Parks & Recreation has kicked off its 2017 Summer Coed Kickball League at Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. Games are being played on Fields 1 and 5 and scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of each week; Thursday if needed. American League teams are Kommander League, Carolina’s Kickers, Psych Diversion and Ball Busters. National League teams are Balls & Dolls, Webster Rogers and ADP. Games continue through July 25 with the championship game on July 27 and tournament set

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Adult flag football Carolina Sports Association and the City of Florence Parks & Recreation Department are conducting 2017 Summer Adult Flag Football at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex Teams include Granite Store, Outcast and Chick-filA. Games began June 20 and continue through Aug. 1 with playoffs on Aug. 8. Games are played on Tuesdays at 7 and 8 p.m.; Wednesdays if needed.

DONATION - Florence County Gamecock Club President Scat Scaturro makes a $4,000 donation from proceeds from the Florence County Gamecock Club’s 10th Annual “William Rhea” Memorial Golf Tournament to Head Football Coach Will Muschamp. The donation was made last month in conjunction with the club’s Final Four Fan Night on May 18.

McLeod Sports Medicine to host symposium McLeod Sports Medicine will host a symposium at The SiMT building on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College on June 24. The symposium, entitled “The Art of Manipulating Pain in Your Athlete: Holistic and Manual Techniques,” will address clinician approaches to pain following an athletic injury. Topics include: The Science of Pain and Symptom Transmission: Reducing Pain Symptoms in Peripheral Joint Injuries, The

Psychology of Pain: Assessment and Management in Multidisciplinary Care, Multimodal Pain Management and the Surgical Patient, Pain Crisis in Athletics: Pharmacology and Appropriate use for Athletes, Hip and Pelvic Assessment and Treatment Using Muscle Energy Techniques, Dry Needling (MyoPain, Kinetacore, and Integrative Dry Needling), Manual Therapy Techniques, Effective Solutions for Long Term Symptoms from Single or Repeated

Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Splinting and Casting with Fiberglass. The symposium is offering continuing education credits through Pee Dee AHEC and is targeted to certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapist assistants. The cost is $100 ($25 for students) and includes lunch and refreshments. Register can online at www.peedeeahec.net.

Registration for the Chick-fil-A Florence Junior Football League will begin on Saturday, July 1. Registration for football players and cheerleaders will run through Sunday, Aug. 6. The cost is $45, which includes insurance and jersey. Registration can be done online or at the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices located at 513 Barnes Street (open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.). A birth certificate is required at the time of signup for anyone that has not played a sport with the City of Florence. A parent or guardian can register their child online at www.cityofflorenceathletics.com. Football age groups are as follows: 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, and 11-12 year olds. Flag football is played in the 5-6 age group, and the rest are contact/tackle. The birthday cutoff is the age of the player as of September 1, 2017. Their age as of that date will be their playing age. Cheerleading is for ages 5-14 years old. The birthday cutoff date is the same as the football players. Anyone interested in coaching should come by the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices and pick up a volunteer coaching application. For additional information visit the City’s Athletics website: www.cityofflorenceathletics.com, or call (843) 665-3253.

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LifeChangers repair six homes last week BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. LifeChangers celebrated its 15th year in Florence last week sharing their labor and faith. Around 85 participants, including adults and youth, conducted home improvement projects in the city. This year they made repairs to six houses. Since beginning here in 2003, LifeChanger volunteers have worked to repair 106 houses, noted Louanne Stewart of the Florence Baptist Association. LifeChangers is a local mission project sponsored by the churches of the Florence Baptist Association. It is a coed experience for youth who have completed grade seven through adults. The purpose is to rehabilitate substandard houses in the low income neighborhoods in Florence. Work may include painting, roofing, minor outside repairs, handicap ramps, etc. The week begins on Sunday night and continues through the following Friday evening after the Celebration Serv-

UP ON THE ROOF – From left, Harold Boatwright, Chace Covington, Mary Ellen Collins, Maggie Smith, Bryce Leach and Josh Byrum. ice. The youth stay at Calvary Baptist Church, sleeping on air mattresses in the sunday school classroom. Different churches provide lunches at the worksites. In the evening, the

youth participate in fun activities such as bowling, swimming and skating. This year the projects included installing new siding, painting the exterior of houses and roofing. Roofing

PAINTING EXTERIOR – LifeChanger volunteers paint a home on Roughfork Street.

has been one of the projects every year, but youth must be in grade nine and up to go up on the roof. This was the fourth year Maggie Smith, a student at The Kings Academy, partici-

pated in LifeChangers. “It is a good opportunity to share Christ with people who otherwise may not know His name through something as small as fixing a roof,” she commented.

BB&T employees paint inside Mercy Medicine BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C.

JONATHAN ODOM, DARA DRUMMOND Painting hallway at Mercy Medicine Clinic

Employees with BB&T have volunteered their time and labor to paint the exam rooms, dental rooms and hallways at Mercy Medicine Clinic. Their efforts are part of the BB&T Corporation’s Lighthouse Project, said Matthew Langston, market president for BB&T. “We want to make our community a better place,” he explained. Employees volunteered their services on Thursdays and Fridays for the past two weeks, finishing up on Friday, June 23. This was the local bank’s third project this year. Employees also provided and assembled new beds for Resurrection Restoration, and provided a covered trailer for Family Promise to store and transport beds and supplies each week to participating churches housing homeless families.

The employees are offered four to eight hours of paid time during the year to participate in the Lighthouse Projects. “We don’t want to just hand out money. We want to get our employees invested in giving back to the community,” Langston explained. This is the bank’s eighth year promoting this project, he added. Past projects have included work at the Boys & Girls Clubs, landscaping downtown, distributing bikes, boots and food to Whosoever Church which ministers to the homeless, and assisting the Billy Hardee Home for Boys. “We love doing this,” commented Tiffany Collins of BB&T. “It’s part of our culture,” added Dara Drummond. Mercy Medicine Clinic, located at 500 S. Dargan, provides free medical care for low-income, uninsured adults from Florence and Williamsburg Counties following Christian principles.

Chole Scott, a recent TKA graduate, also served for the fourth consecutive year. “I love serving,” she stated. “Little things can mean a lot – things we take for granted.”

Liberty Week Lecture to be offered at library As a part of the 2nd Annual Liberty Week, June 28 through July 4, the South Carolina Historical Society will present a lecture by Douglas MacIntyre, entitled “Devoted to the Cause of Liberty” at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on Friday, June 30, at 1 p.m. The stunning victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island changed the course of the American Revolution and vividly revealed the Americans’ devotion to the cause of liberty. Speaker Doug MacIntyre will use maps and documents from the collections of the South Carolina Historical Society to describe the battle and its context in the history of the Palmetto State and the United States. Doug MacIntyre is a retired software executive and is a graduate of West Point. He received a master’s degree from Boston University. A native of Bennettsville, MacIntyre serves on the South Carolina History Society’s board of managers. This program is free and open to the public. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan St. in Florence. For more information, please visit the library website at www.florencelibrary.org or call (843) 413-7070.

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Storyteller to share ghost stories at library The Florence County Library Teen Services Department’s 2017 Summer Reading program is underway. Donna Washington, renowned storyteller, will share ghost stories with teens on Thursday, June 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Teens are welcome to come and be creeped out by these scary stories. This program is free and open to all rising 6th through 12th graders. Summer Reading 2017 is funded by: Accident and Injury Center PC, ACS Technologies, Advanced Dental Center, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Burch Oxner Seale Co., Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Duke

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Toys For Tots seeks place to store, give out toys “Santa Claus may not come to Florence this year,” laments Jim Williams, coordinator for the five-county area Toys For Tots. Williams said Toys for Tots does not have a place to give out, collect and store toys this year. “We have lost our previous location and without a home, we can’t operate,” he explained. Over 8,000 children in Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington and Williamsburg Counties depend on this non-profit organization at Christmas for what may be their only gifts. “We need a place in a high-traffic business location where people can come for pickups and drop-offs, Williams noting, adding, “we need between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet.” Anyone who can help may call Jim Williams at 843758-5164. Toys For Tots is sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve.

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Campers learn to watch for heart attacks, strokes Birdwatching 101 to be offered at county park coordinator with McLeod Regional Medical Center, also spoke to the campers telling them how to recognize heart and stroke issues, and what to do if they witness someone experiencing a heart attack or stroke. She noted signs to watch for a heart attack, such as chest, jaw and/or arm pain, nausea, sweating, and shortness of breathe. Signs of a stroke include not being able to raise an arm, slurred speech or not being able to speak, one side of the face drooping and not being able to smile. She instructed them to call 911 to report what is happening. She told them they will want to know if the victim is awake and can talk. Also, she said to be prepared to give your address. Camp Pee Dee Pride is in its 21st year and has provided a free camp to over 6,000 children in the Pee Dee region.

BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C.

As part of the first week’s activities at Camp Pee Dee Pride, camp founder and director Captain Wayne Howard of the Florence County Sheriff’s Department invited McLeod Emergency Physician Dr. Katie Jennings to speak to campers on June 21 and to thank her for the life-saving care he received when he coded twice in the McLeod Emergency Department earlier this year. “If not for Dr. Jennings, I would not be here,” Capt. Howard told the group of around 100 campers at Francis Marion University. Every year, he said, McLeod Health representatives come to the camp to talk about health issues and safety. “Last March this had a tremendous impact on my life,” Howard added. Dr. Jennings spoke briefly to the campers telling them that they can make a difference if they see someone behaving differently. She encouraged them to keep an

DR. KATIE JENNINGS RECEIVES A HUG FROM CAPTAIN WAYNE HOWARD eye open and if they see something to go tell an adult.

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Walmart offering pickup for groceries Grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Florence shoppers. Walmart, the largest grocer in the U.S., launched its online grocery pickup service at its Florence location at 230 N. Beltline Drive. The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without even leaving their cars. “At Walmart, we have always been known for saving our customers money and, with services like grocery pickup, we are also saving them valuable time,” said Mark Grider, Walmart’s online grocery coach for the area. “Our customers have told us that grocery pickup is a game changer. They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes – between errands or on their way home from an after school activity – without even unbuckling their seat belts.” Walmart’s grocery pickup service features 30,000 items with more than 90 percent of customers choosing to add fresh meat, dairy or produce to their baskets. Other top items selected by grocery pickup shoppers include after school snacks, diapers and large dog food bags. In Florence, Walmart also offers regional brands and items such as organic dairy products, household items and outdoor toys for pickup. All items are priced at the same low prices customers find in their local Walmart store. How it works Order and choose a pickup time: Customers visit walmart.com/grocery online

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