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NEIGHBORS NAME: Melissa Gilbert FAMILY: One son, two grandsons BORN: In Hawaii RESIDES IN: Darlington OCCUPATION: Manager White Swan Laundry on Cherokee Road HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Ride motorcycles, spend time with grandsons WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? ‘My dad, a jack of all trades, who taught me life values.’

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Duke Energy volunteers offer helping hands Duke Energy volunteers wrapped up Duke Energy in Action month by supporting STEM-fest at Florence Boys and Girls Club on May 31. The Duke Energy team celebrates giving back to the communities they serve in May during their Duke Energy in Action Month. During the month, all employees were encouraged to lend a hand in our communities, whether participating in a company sponsored event or volunteering for causes that mean a lot to individual employees. Wednesday, May 31 their final volunteer event of the month took place at the Florence Boys and Girls Club. Duke Energy employees helped nearly 200 kids with hands-on experiments to help to generate more interest in math and science. Some of the projects included making ice cream in a bag, building structures with jelly beans, and making homemade slime.

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McLeod partners in nursing education program As a partner in nursing education for the region, McLeod Health has made continuing contributions to two area nursing schools. Support of these valuable educational offerings is again reflected in this year’s $75,000 gift to Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) to help maintain their nursing programs. Nursing represents the nation’s largest health care profession and the largest single component of hospital staff. In a report from the South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning, it is anticipated there will be a shortage of 6,400 registered nurses in South Carolina by the year 2028. Additional nurses will be needed to care for the aging population, who typically have more medical problems, than younger people. “Some areas of the country are currently

experiencing a nursing shortage,” stated Tony Derrick, Chief Nursing Officer for McLeod Regional Medical Center. “Because we have local nursing programs, we can keep that issue controlled. This is why it is vitally important to McLeod that Florence-Darlington Technical College and Francis Marion University continue to educate nurses.” Recently, McLeod representatives: Tony Derrick, Chief Nursing Officer for McLeod Regional Medical Center; Tim Hess, McLeod Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Training; and Delma Carvajal, FDTC nursing student and McLeod employee and Ashley Brayboy, FMU graduate and McLeod employee, presented gifts and thanked the colleges for their commitment to the future recruitment and retention of skilled medical professionals in the region.

According to Derrick, nurses serve an important role in the delivery of quality health care. “McLeod recognizes the value of the nurses’ contribution in patient care,” said Derrick. “Providing patient advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, participation in shaping health policies and patient education are also key nursing roles. It is a tough job but with competent nurses as part of the medical team, McLeod is capable of carrying out its mission of providing quality health care for patients in the region.” Because nurses are essential to health care and the region’s economy, this area is very fortunate to have nursing education programs in Florence at Florence-Darlington Technical College and Francis Marion University. SEE

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It is time for another Family Day at the Florence County Museum this Saturday, June 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. From toddlers to grandparents, Family Day at the Florence County Museum offers something for everyone. It is held the second Saturday of each month. No registration is required. Free

of charge. Activities include: • Woven Together - Small Loom Weaving in the Museum Lobby. • Using Natural Dyes in the Museum Courtyard. • Simple Stitches, Art Studio. • The Community Weaving Project will take place in the Museum Courtyard.

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NURSING FROM PAGE 1A “These two programs are the foundation for recruiting for McLeod,” said Tim Hess, Vice President of McLeod Human Resources & Training. “We are fortunate to have the support of two outstanding institutions. We rely on each graduating class for their welleducated qualified candidates.” Florence-Darlington Technical College offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that allows students to prepare for Registered Nurse (RN) boards in five semesters. FMU’s Department of Nursing offers a full range of nursing programs including BSN, RN to BSN, Nurse Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner. Delma Carvajal is a nursing student at Florence-Darlington Technical College. She is on target to graduate in August 2018. Carvajal is putting her educational skills to work by serving as a McLeod Nurse Extern caring for oncology

patients. Carvajal is a McLeod Scholarship recipient. McLeod helps nursing students reach their educational goals through scholarships to the Florence-Darlington Technical College Nursing Program. Since 2006, McLeod has awarded in excess of $340,000 in scholarship monies to Florence-Darlington Technical College nursing students. “The McLeod Scholarship is a great support for my parents in supplementing my tuition and helping make my dream of becoming a nurse a reality,” said Carvajal. “I would encourage anyone interested in pursuing a career in nursing to never give up. Nursing can be challenging but it’s worth it.” Ashley Brayboy, a recent graduate from Francis Marion University nursing program, is employed at McLeod with Emergency Services. “I wanted to choose a

career that revolved around saving lives as well as making people feel safe and cared for in their most vulnerable state,” said Brayboy. “You should have the heart to go into nursing. It isn’t just about the money; you have to want to care about people and have the willingness to understand the needs of the patients and be an advocate for the patient at all times.” Brayboy was also a McLeod Scholarship recipient. Since 2006, McLeod has awarded in excess of $1,608,000 in scholarship monies to FMU nursing students. “The importance of nurses in the health industry can’t be denied,” said Dr. Ben Dillard, President of FDTC. “And thanks to our partners at McLeod Health, our College will continue to provide these valuable healthcare professionals.” FDTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Jill Lewis said, “McLeod Health has partnered with us since the 1970’s when FDTC launched its Associate Degree of Nursing program. McLeod is still here providing grants for our programs, crucial clinical

education for our students, and in many cases, rewarding those students with well-paying jobs.” Dr. Fred Carter, president of FMU, said this recent contribution was simply one part of a vital and longstanding partnership between the university and McLeod Health. “McLeod has been a loyal partner and staunch supporter of FMU as the university has worked to enhance and enlarge our offerings in healthcare education over the years. McLeod’s generous, ongoing support has made nursing degrees a reality for hundreds of students, and their willingness to share facilities and provide staff for clinical work has been an absolutely critical element as we’ve grown our graduate-level programs. We’re proud of this partnership and look forward to seeing it continue in the years ahead.” “The relationship and financial support of nursing education is imperative to McLeod and our area,” added Derrick. “The region and the state need these nurses. They are the lifeblood in the provision of top quality, competent health care in our community.”

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Tax reform would bring real relief to South Carolina By Don Weaver With tax day now behind us, it is worth reminding the taxpaying public and federal lawmakers of the woeful state of the American tax code. For starters, Congress hasn’t significantly reformed the tax code in more than 30 years. Taxes on American businesses are now almost double that of our international competitors, with some small businesses paying as much as 44% of their earnings in taxes. All of this places an incredible strain on the American economy and families across our nation. Added to the high tax rates levied by the federal tax code is a broken system of taxing imports and exports. When products made in South Carolina or elsewhere in the U.S. are shipped overseas, they are burdened by heavy taxes. When goods enter through Charleston or other ports from foreign producers, they are taxed little or nothing. This uneven playing field hurts businesses here at home and creates incentives for U.S.-based businesses to consider moving overseas. The good news is that a plan proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady holds the potential to fix our outdated and misaligned tax system. Their comprehensive blueprint for tax reform, called “A Better Way”, includes a number of provisions that would provide immediate tax relief for businesses and families. Chief among those is a reduction in the corporate tax rate to just 20%, bringing the U.S. in line with our competitors. Taxes for smaller businesses would be lowered to 25%, the lowest rate since World War II. Combined, these initial measures would provide immediate and meaningful relief to taxpayers. In fact, the Tax Foundation estimates that the House tax reform blueprint would represent a $2.4 trillion tax cut over its first decade of implementation. The impact on South Carolina is equally impressive. The blueprint is estimated to create nearly 24,000 jobs in our state and raise the after-tax income for South Carolina families by an average of more than $4,000 per year. The House tax reform blueprint plan also works to level the playing field for imports and exports. Through the use of border adjustments, the blueprint helps ensure that goods produced in South Carolina are taxed on an equal basis with those made in other countries. This issue of fairness is critical to businesses like Boeing, one of our state’s largest employers, which in recent days has affirmed their support of border adjustments and advocated for the sweeping tax reform represented in the blueprint. Boeing believes, as does the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers and leaders such as President Trump, that kickstarting the American economy begins with leveling the playing field for international commerce. The time is now for members of Congress to stand up for reform of our outdated federal tax code. By doing so, they will bring meaningful relief to the families and businesses that call the Palmetto State home. If South Carolina’s voices in Washington want to grow our economy, they will give the blueprint the attention it deserves.

Don Weaver is a member of the SC Tax Association of Taxpayers.

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Not so ordinary town names Across our nation and even in our own state, are some interesting, and unusual, names of cities and towns. No doubt, the stories behind these names would make an entertaining book. For instance, in South Carolina we have No Man’s Land, Spiderweb, Tickle Hill, Tip Top and Snoddy. Try to explain to someone if you are from North, South Carolina, or Texas, South Carolina. (Groucho Marx had fun with a lady from North, S.C., on one of his television shows.) Then, there’s Thicketty, Ninety Six and True Blue. In a friendlier tone, there’s Happy Bottom, Happytown and Welcome. Thinking about a happy place, Florida has a town named Christmas –can’t get much happier than that. There’s also Yeehaw Junction, Two Egg and Spuds, Florida. It wouldn’t be too surprising to find a Tea here in South Carolina, but no, you’d have to travel to South Dakota to find Tea. Between South Carolina and Florida,

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there is a Between, Georgia. Georgia is also home to Experiment, Hephzibah and Enigma. Looking north to North Carolina, we find Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head in the Outer Banks; Chocowinity, Cooleemee, Whynot, Meat Camp, Poor Town, Tick Bite, Lizard Lick, Boogertown, FuquayVarina and Toast. Staying in the South, but moving west, we find a large collection of strange names in Texas. Consider Lazbuddie, Muleshoe, Cut and Shoot, Bangs, and Gun Barrel City. There is a Happy, Valentine, Chocolate Bayou, Best and Veribest. There’s also a Needmore, Needville, Petty, Cee Vee,

Boston and Old Boston in Texas. Moving on to Kentucky, we find Oddville, Ordinary and Ono. There is a Lovely, Beauty, Dukedom, and Select. And, a Hippo, Hazard, Mummie, Pippa Passes, Quicksand, Viper and Relief. The friendly state of Kansas has Smileyberg, Protection, Moonlight, Buttermilk and Zook. Missouri, the “Show Me” state, has Competition, Elmo, Fairdealing, Gipsy, Novelty, Pumpkin Center and Success. Pennsylvania,with its beautiful Amish Country, offers Bird-in-Hand, Blue Ball and Intercourse. There’s a Jugtown, Manda Gap, Scalp Level, Squirrel Hill, Stalker, Stiltz and Burning Well. Back to South Dakota where we found Tea, they have a Bonesteel, Crooks, Eaglebutte, Gayville, Mud Butte and Pukwana. Perhaps you have visited some of these towns.

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Talking to the other side By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberals and conservatives, or pro- and anti-Trump voters. I’m talking about people who believe in politics and our political system, and people who don’t. I’ve found this latter view expressed most frequently among young people. In lecture halls and in informal conversations, I’ve spent some uncomfortable hours serving as a human pincushion for their pointed barbs about the system they’ve grown up in. Many are uninterested in politics. They do not see politics as a worthy pursuit or even as an honorable vocation. They doubt our political institutions can be made to work, are suspicious of elected officials in general, and don’t believe that our democratic institutions are capable either of solving the problems faced by the country or of helping them as individuals. They find reason to be discouraged every time they tap into a political story. They’re disheartened by political polarization, by the dominant and excessive role of money in the process, and by the seemingly impregnable influence of special interests on the course of policy. They struggle with their own problems, especially the debt they’ll con-

front when they get out of school – and believe that they’ll get no help from government. Indeed, they’re convinced that people in power place their own interests ahead of the country’s – which is why so many of them express real contempt for politicians. They certainly don’t see politics as an uplifting pursuit; I hear the word “messy” a lot, not as an objectively descriptive term, but as an expression of ethical disapproval. They have a point. There are many reasons for disappointment in our groaning system, and the descriptions they give have much merit. Yet I still consider politics a worthy profession. It can be pursued in a manner that deserves respect, even admiration. I’ve known a lot of good people in politics, men and women who are in it for all the right reasons, take pride in pursuing a political career, and embrace it as the best route available for solving our common problems. In fact, I think people who reject the political system often underestimate its accomplishments. We are a strong, prosperous, and free nation because of – not in spite of – our system and the politicians who have come before us. Sure, politics is “messy,” but not because it’s tainted or morally bankrupt. It’s messy because it often reflects deep-seated disagreements that are hard to resolve, with merit on

both sides. Politics is rarely a struggle between good and evil; it’s how we Americans try to make the country work better. It’s our opportunity to help our neighbors, to give us better schools and hospitals and highways, to make our communities safer and more orderly. It’s a means of resolving our differences through dialogue and compromise, rather than through ideological battle or pitched warfare. If you pay attention, you’ll see a lot of politicians who go about their business intelligently, quietly, and competently – and who get good things done. So I find myself wondering how those of my persuasion might win these young people over. Discourse matters, obviously. Tolerance of others’ views does, too. And I consider the 240 years of our history, despite all the obvious blemishes, to make a pretty good case for the political system’s accomplishments. Above all, though, we have to encourage young people’s engagement with the problems we confront. If they want to improve things, they really have no alternative. Getting involved is the only way to see how tough these issues are and how much work goes into even incremental progress. We live in a complicated country and there are a lot of disappointments inherent in trying to make change. But it’s the only way we’ve got. Those of us who

believe in the system must shoulder the burden of persuasion – and I’m worried about what happens if we don’t meet it. If we lose the argument and the next generation turns away, we face dangers and risks –chaos, authoritarianism – that are far worse than what we face now. Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar, IU School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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Bach Fest Florence set for June 13 and 15 Bach Fest Florence will be held June 13 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach will be presented during two different concerts by the Department of Fine Arts and Music Industry Program. The June 13 concert will feature the Cantata No. 55 for tenor solo and chamber orchestra and Cantata No. 209 for soprano and chamber orchestra. Also on the program, French Suite No. 5 in G major for keyboard and works for acappella voices. On June 15 the concert program is Bach Cantata No. 4 for soloist, choir and orchestra. The South Carolina Dance Theater will also be featured on this piece. The remainder of the program is Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major and Bach Cantata No. 140, the famous “Sleeper Wake” cantata. Soloists featured are from all over the country, along with FMU’s new voice professor Dr. Paul Thompson. The choir features local singers and students with members of the Florence Symphony Orchestra performing. Musical direction is Dr. Terry Roberts and Dr. Paul Thomson.

Friends of Library to host author Lisa Wingate The Friends of the Florence County Library will present author Lisa Wingate who will talk about her new novel, “Before We Were Yours,” at the library on Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. Though fiction, Wingate’s book is based on first hand accounts of true stories behind the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and the infamously cruel Georgia Tann, who ran the orphanage largely unchecked thanks to friends with deep pockets and far-reaching political power. Lisa’s novels have held positions on many bestseller lists. She is a three-time Southern Independent Booksellers Association OKRA pick and SIBA Book Award finalist, a three-time ACFW Carol award winner, a

Christy Award winner, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, a Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs repeat selection, a LORIES Best Fiction Award winner, and a Utah Library Award winner. The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who

work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Booklist sums up Lisa’s work by saying, “Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.” Book Description: Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. Docked aboard the family’s shantyboat, the Arcadia, the five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone one stormy night. Rill Foss, just 12 years old, must shepherd her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their boat on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, a notorious system of orphanages ultimately deemed responsible for kidnapping and selling thousands of children in illegal adoptions.

South Carolina, present day. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, with her own ambitious career as an assistant D.A. and a handsome fiancé waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived an admittedly charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about May’s life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history, illuminating what’s at the very center of Avery's story and buried deep within her own heart.

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All Saints yard sale All Saints Church at 1425 Cherokee Road, will host a church yard sale on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sellers may buy a 30 by 25 foot spot on the front lawn of the Parish Hall to sell their own stuff. The fee is $50. The proceeds from the yard sale will go towards the Kitchen HVAC Fund. Questions? Call Erica Covington at 843-773-3030.

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The Julian D. Dusenbury Detachment #410 had six schools participate in the JROTC Awards. Receiving the Department Leadership Award were Mullins High MCJROTC Shawn Presley; Marion High AJROTC Antonia Cyan Robertson; West Florence High AFJROTC Vinh Diep; Lamar High AJROTC Shaniya D. Singleton; Darlington High AJROTC Chaniece Washington and Wilson High AFJROTC Austin Davis. NCO Awards were presented to Mullins High MCJROTC Major Reed; West Florence High AFJROTC Eric Morin; Lamar High AJROTC John Bell; Darlington High AJROTC Jacob Johnson and Wilson High AFJROTC Xavier Jemison.


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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 of the symposium is $100 ($25 for students) and includes lunch and refreshments. Registration can be completed online at www.peedeeahec.net.To view more details about the symposium, visit www.McLeodSportsMedicine.org.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Run For Hope to benefit homeless shelter The Pee Dee REALTOR® Association, in partnership with the House of Hope, is organizing and sponsoring the first annual “RUN FOR HOPE” 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter on June 24. The race will begin at 9 a.m. This event is raising funds to provide emergency shelter and services for the local homeless men, women, and children in the Pee Dee Community. The race will be held Saturday, June 24, at 500 Second Loop Rd., Florence (Post Office/Old Piggly Wiggly parking lot). Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the run/walk

starting at 9 a.m. Finisher medals will be given to all participants. Overall finisher male/female will be given and age division awards will be given at the end of the race. Age divisions will be 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 2529, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 4549, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and older. To register to run or walk https://runforhopesc.itsyourrace.com/ Packet pick-up will be at the Realtor Association, located at 1375 Celebration Blvd. on June 23 from 5-7 p.m. (Use doors on backside of building) Sponsors for this event include: McLain Law Firm,

Community Broadcasters, Coldwell Banker McMillan and Associates, Folkens Law Firm, Hodge Real Estate, Hatfield Temple, LLP, Richard L. Hinson, LLC, Weichert REALTORS-The Freedom Group. Also, Folkens Real Estate, Finklea Law Firm, Willow Creek Construction, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home, Magnolia Family Dentistry, Real Estate Weekly Magazine, Carolina Coast & Country Real Estate, Anderson Brothers Bank, Raldex Hospitality, Allstate/Ben Stephens, Palmetto Realty and the Greater Pee Dee Home Builders Association.

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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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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-00789 U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Francine Graham, CoPersonal Representative of the Estate of Sam G. Cameron a/k/a Sam Guy Cameron; Katrina T. Cameron a/k/a Katrina Tameika Cameron, Co-Personal Representative of the Estate of Sam G. Cameron a/k/a Sam Guy Cameron; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Rebecca Cameron, 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; Francine Graham; Katrina T. Cameron a/k/a Katrina Tameika Cameron; Corey Cameron; Alexander Cameron, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE 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

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

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 above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Sam G. Cameron and Rebecca Cameron to Beneficial Mortgage Co. of South Carolina dated November 20, 2006 and recorded on November 28, 2006 in Book B58 at Page 819, 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 SITUATE ON A 40 FOOT DIRT STREET JUST OFF OF GRAHAM ROAD NEAR THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE AND STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY

PROPERTY OF JOHN SMITH, ON THE EAST BY SAID DIRT STREET. ON THE SOUTH NOW OR FORMERLY BY JOHN SMITH; AND ON THE WEST BY KELSEY MAE SMITH SAID LOT IS MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN, DESCRIBED AND DELINEATED ON A PLAT THEREOF PREPARED FOR ISAAC FULTON AND MABLE FULTON ON FEBRUARY 17, 1975, BY WESTON G. SNIPES, R.L.S. AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 15 AT PAGE 834. SAID PLAT BEING INCORPORATED HEREIN AND MADE A PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION BY REFERENCE THERETO. This being the same property conveyed to Same G. Cameron and Rebecca Cameron by Deed of Robert Gamble and Carrie Gamble dated August 27, 1986 and recorded September 10, 1986 in Book A252 at Page 792 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00199-31-046 Property Address: 827 Barr Street, Lake City, SC 29560 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 27, 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 for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment, FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent 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 of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260, phone (803) 787-9678, 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 827 Barr Street, Lake City, SC 29560; 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, 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 (5/24, 5/31, 6/7/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CA# 2017-CP-21-734 The Citizens Bank,nPlaintiff, vs. Ester Darlene McCutcheon a/k/a Ester D. McCutcheon, individually and as Personal Representative for The Estate of Steven Jeryld McCutcheon a/k/a Steven J. McCutcheon, Vickie McCutcheon Boatwright a/k/a Vickie M. Boatwright ,individually and as Personal Representative of The Estate of Nettie Belle McCutcheon, The Estate of Darrell McCutcheon, Jimmy Poston, Andy McCutcheon, Kevin Andrew McCutcheon, Marlo Ward McCutcheon, Channon Lee McCutcheon, Candice McCutcheon, Jeffrey McCutcheon, Jason McCutcheon, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Uninsured Employers’ Fund, South Carolina Collections, LLC, and also, any other person claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate, and John Doe and Sally Roe representing any unknown heirs of, or claimants against the property described in the Complaint, Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICES TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED, AND ANY OTHER PERSON, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, OR BEING MINORS OR UNDER ANY LEGAL DISABILITY, HEREIN COLLECTIVELY DESIGNATED AS JOHN DOE AND RICHARD ROE, CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served up on you, and to serve a copy, of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber, at his office at, Post Office Box 4198, 201 Graham Street, Florence, S.C., 29502, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO PLEASE TAKE NOTICE on the tenth day

after service of the Summons and Complaint, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of reference of this cause to a Special Referee for Florence County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the Special Referee shall be authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this cause. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that unless the said minors or persons under other legal disability, if any, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after the service of this Notice upon you moves before the Court for appointment of a Guardian ad Litem, and if you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian Ad Litem Nisi, Mrs. Louis D. Nettles, whose address is Post Office Box 6139, Florence, South Carolina, 29502, made absolute on the date service by publication is completed. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on March 21, 2017 at 2:31 p.m. the object and prayer of which is to foreclose two mortgages and to quiet title to the real estate described therein. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff against the Defendants to quiet title to certain real estate and for the foreclosure of two certain mortgages: 1) Given by Steven Jeryld McCutcheon a/k/a Steven J. McCutcheon and Nettie Belle McCutcheon to The Citizens Bank, dated August 17, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 17, 2006 at 11:55 a.m. in Book B33 at page 739. 2) Given by Nettie Belle McCutcheon to The Citizens Bank, dated November 16, 2012 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on November 19, 2012 at 11:09 a.m. in Book 435 at page 1689. The description of the properties are: 1) All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, approximately 21/2 miles west of Coward, containing 108.9 acres, and being bounded on the North by State Highway 488; on the East by lands now or formerly of Otis McGee; on the South by lands nor or formerly of Ingram Lumber Company; and on the West by lands now or formerly of J.J. Frick. This part of the property shown on a plat prepared for Kirby Jordan by Floyd & Floyd Surveyors, dated January 17, 1961, whereon this property is shown as the southernmost 108.9 acres. This being the same property conveyed to Steven Jeryld McCutcheon, Donnie Glenn McCutcheon and Nettie Belle McCutcheon by deed of George E. Terry, Clerk of Court for Florence County, dated and recorded November 23, 1987, in Book A-276 at Page 147, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County; Donnie Glenn McCutcheon having died on February 7, 1992, as shown by Probate Roll 92-ES-439, the interest of Donnie Glenn McCutcheon having been conveyed to Steven Jeryld McCutcheon and Nettle Belle McCutcheon by deed dated September 30, 2004, and recorded in the Office of Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A878 at Page 259 on October 13, 2004. Less and Excepting Therefrom: The following parcels of land designated by the Florence County Tax Assessor Numbers 161-31-102, 161-31103, 161-31-122, 161-31-112, 161-31-117, 161-31-100, 135-03-019,

135-03-030, 135-03-032, 135-03-025, 13503-026, 135-03-031, 13503-033, 135-03-038. Less and Except a lot containing four (4) acres (TMS # 135-03039) to be conveyed to Mark and Debra Matthews; Less and except a lot containing (TMS # 135-03-30) 1.29 acres to be conveyed to Brenda Anderson. 2) All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land situate on the east side of US Highway 52 in the city limits of Coward, South Carolina, containing one-half (1/2) of 1.95 acres and being tract no. six (6) which is combined with tract no. five (5) both of equal length in its eastern and western boundaries as shown on a plat by W. C. Snipes, RLS, dated October 23, 1979, reference being herein made to said plat which is incorporated herein as a more complete description of lot no. six (6) and is recorded in plat book 18 at page 844, Florence County records. For derivation see deed from Ronald D. Carter to Nettie Belle McCutcheon dated December 8, 1961, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 21, 1981, in Book A-176, at Page 278. ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land situate on the east side of US highway 52, in the city limits of Coward, South Carolina containing ninety-eight one hundredths (.98) of an acre, more or less, and being tract no. five (5) which is combined with tract no. six (6), both of equal length on its eastern and western boundaries as shown on a plat by W.C. Snipes, RLS, dates October 23, 1979, reference being herein made to said plat which is incorporated herein as a more complete description for lot no. five (5) and is recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 18 at Page 844. Less and Excepting: 0.69 acres conveyed to Learline Eaddy, Lara Ann Felder and Samuel Davis by deed from Nettie Belle McCutcheon, dated December 12, 1989, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on December 13, 1989 in BookA314 at Page 225. For derivation see deed from Ronald D. Carter to Nettie Belle McCutcheon dated July 30, 1982 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on August 4, 1982 in Book A178, Page 578. March 20, 2017 Florence, South Carolina Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. SC Bar# 5725 Attorney for Plaintiff POB 4198 Florence, South Carolina 29502 Telephone:(843) 676-0580 Facsimile: (843) 676-9045 Coityarborough.rcylaw@g mail.com (5/24, 5/31, 6/7/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-00688 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Ricky D. Hyman, 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; Jill Barfield Hyman; Keith Hyman; Heather Hyman Pagan; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; Tammy Hyman a/k/a Tamara M. Hyman; South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES

(Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE 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. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Ricky D. Hyman and Tammy Hyman to Pee Dee State Bank dated May 23, 1997 and recorded on May 27, 1997 in Book A493 at Page 638, 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 situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina designated as Lot No. 14 as shown on a map of Alligator Lake Farms Subdivision made by Ervin Engineering Co., Inc. and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 2 at Page 153. Reference is also made to a more recent

plat made by Lind, Hicks and Associates, Surveyors, for Ricky D. Hyman and Tammy Hyman whereon said lot is shown as containing 1.99 acres and being dated May 22, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 64 at Page 233. Also included herewith is that certain 1996 Fleetwood Manufactured Home bearing serial number NCFLT69A&B12499BS12. This being the same property conveyed to Ricky D. Hyman and Tamara M. Hyman by Deed of Daryl D. Lea and Doris J. Lea dated May 21, 1997 and recorded May 27, 1997 in Book 493 at Page 754 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00127-01-163 Property Address: 3725 Bob White Trail, Effingham, SC 29541 NOTICE OF FILING AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amended 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 17, 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 for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment, FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent 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 of P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260, phone (803) 787-9678, 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 3725 Bob White Trail, Effingham, SC 29541; 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, 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 Amended Summons and Notice of Filing of Amended 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 (5/24, 5/31, 6/7/17)

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2016-CP-21-2957 Hopkins Builders, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Ashley Turner Enterprises, Inc., 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, Branch Banking and Trust Company, and Garris Evans Lumber Company, Defendants. SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS 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 March 14, 2017 at 2:56 p.m., for purposes of quieting title, as described in the Complaint SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT Pursuant to an execution, and subsequent levy, the Treasurer of Florence County, South Carolina, acting in his/her official capacity and through the Delinquent Tax Collector of Florence County, South Carolina, offered for sale two parcels of real property of Ashley Turner Enterprises, Inc. for non-payment of 2012 and 2013 real property taxes. The property is described as follows: All those certain pieces, parcels or lots of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot No. 24 and 25 as shown on a map of Cedar Creek Subdivision - Phase I by Engineering Consultants, Inc., dated February 8, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 91, Page 104. Reference being had to the above mentioned map for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to RCR Funding, LLC by Tax Deed dated May 21, 2015 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on May 22, 2015 in Deed Book B575 at Page 861. TMS# 20715-01-024 (Lot24) & 20715-01-025 (Lot 25) The property of Ashley Turner Enterprises, Inc. was sold at public auction for unpaid taxes in 2013 and upon RCR Funding, LLC’s compliance with the terms of their bid and pursuant to the terms of sale, after the time for redemption had expired, a tax title dated May 21, 2015, was issued by Florence County and subsequently recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. RCR Funding, LLC conveyed the property to Plaintiff who requests confirmation of tax sale and quiet title. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by con-


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 tacting the undersigned or searching the public records. Florence, SC May 19, 2017 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing unto the satisfaction of this Court upon reading Plaintiff’s Petition to Appoint Guardian ad Litem Nisi, and Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, Post Office Box 482, Florence, SC 29503, having consented to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi and to represent the Defendants including all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real property located in Florence County, South Carolina, and designated as Tax Map Numbers. 20715-01-024 (Lot24) & 20715-01-025 (Lot 25), any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being classes designated under the fictitious names of John Doe and Richard Roe, hereinafter referred to as “Defendants,” as indicated by Consent to Act on file with the Court, and that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of such Defendants and has no interest herein adverse to the interest of said Defendants and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff in this action or with their counsel. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr., Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said Defendants and he is hereby authorized to appear in and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants and to protect their interests, unless said Defendants, or any of them, shall within thirty (30) days of the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service as herein provided, apply to this Court for the appointment of another competent and discreet individual of their choice to serve as Guardian ad Litem for them, for the purposes of this action. Upon the failure of such application, within the specified time, this Order shall automatically become final and absolute. IT IS SO ORDERED. Florence, South Carolina May 2, 2017 Michael Nettles CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE PATRICK B. FORD Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm P.O. Box 1317 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29503 Phone: (843) 317-4900 Fax: (843) 317-4910 E-mail: pford@finklealaw.com (5/24, 5/31, 6/7/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy liens in accordance with the terms of Title 39 Chapter 20 Section 10 though 50 of the SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday the 22nd day o fJune, 2017 at 10:00 AM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com All goods will be sold in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition, all items or spaces may not be available at time of sale. Cash only and a $50.00 cleaning deposit will be accepted. prpoerty is located at Storage Rentals of America #34 1039 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505 UNIT NUMBER / NAME / ITEMS B-06 / Sammie Pickens / Household items B-30 / Ernestine Martin / Household items G-30 / Felecia Bracey / Household items

D-14 / Latasha Cannon / Household items B-10 / Leon Edwards / Household items (5/31, 6/07/17) HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE 825 E. HOWE SPRINGS RD. FLORENCE, SC 29505 843-667-6860 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE LIEN PLACED UPON THESE UNITS FOR UNPAID RENT AND FEE’S. THE PUBLIC SALE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 WITH COMPETITIVE BIDDING STARTING AT 10:00 AM. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 825 E. HOWE SPRINGS RD. FLORENCE, SC 29505. HOWE SPRINGS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNIT. C58: JERRY POSTON – FRIDGE, MATTRESSES, SOFA, BOXES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. E97: CARLEEN BENJAMIN - BOXES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MISC. E101: PAMELA ORANGE – BOXES AND MISC. F111: CHRISTOPHER BURGESS – LAWN MOWER, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (5/31, 6/7/17) 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 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 dis-

tance 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)

STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS 150 ANNOUNCEMENTS Struggling with DRUGS or ALCOHOL? Addicted to PILLS? Talk to someone who cares. Call The Addiction Hope & Help Line for a free assessment. 866-604-6857 Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 855-664-5681 for information. No Risk. No money out-of-pocket. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1800-614-3945 to start your application today! AUCTIONS ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 99 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.1 million readers. Call Alanna Ritchie at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-7277377. AUCTION - Grand Victorian Home Mobile Home - 6.6 +/- Ac. - Vehicles Antique Furniture Tools - Equipment Glassware - Guns Trailer - Collectibles. Saturday, June 17, 10 AM. 247 S. Main Street, Society Hill, SC . Damon Shortt Auction Group, 8776 6 9 - 4 0 0 5 . SCAL2346. damonshorttproperties.com

Classified deadline is noon on Friday

ABSOLUTE AUCTION Thursday, June 8 @ 10am 205 Sudlow Lake Rd. Graniteville, SC Selling for secured party, All Assets, Trucks, and Sheet Metal Equipment from Carter Insulation. Tony Furr 7047 9 1 - 8 8 2 5 scal2893r/ncal5508 www.ClassicAuctions.com EDUCATION A I R L I N E MECHANIC TRAINING - Get FAA certification to fix planes. Approved for military benefits. Financial Aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-3672513 HELP WANTED NOW HIRING! Property & Storm damage inspectors needed for insurance claim services. No experience necessary, will train. FT/PT. www.aaronspa.biz. 877-2076716. Go Online & complete application. HELP WANTED DRIVERS ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER JOBS in 99 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25word classified ad will reach more than 2.1 million readers. Call Alanna Ritchie at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888727-7377. HELP WANTED SALES EARN $500 A DAY: Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Wants Insurance Agents • Leads, No Cold Calls • Commissions Paid Daily • Agency Training • Life License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020 HELP WANTED SKILLS & TRADES PIPEFITTERS & COMBO WELDERS with tig & stick exp. company in Georgetown. Local dependable fulltime Fitters and welders. Welders must pass coupon test call 843546-2416 to schedule. Fitters can complete applications at 181 Industrial Dr. Georgetown SC NO PERDIEM MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844597-6582

KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killers/Kit. Complete Treatment System. Available: Hardware Stores, The Home Depot, homedepot. com GREAT Offer from T Mobile. Unlimited Data! Two Lines for ONLY $100/month (w/ autopay.) No Cost HD Video Feature. No Cost Upgrade for Hi-Speed Mobile Hotspot. CALL 855285-7754 TELEVISION & INTERNET SERVICES NEW AT&T INTERNET OFFER. $20 and $30/mo. plans available when you bundle. 99% Reliable 100% Affordable. HURRY, OFFER ENDS SOON. New Customers Only. CALL NOW 1-855825-2669 HughesNet: Gen4 satellite internet is ultra-fast and secure. Plans as low as $39.99 in select areas. Call 1800-280-9221 now to get a $50 Gift Card! Comcast Hi-Speed Internet -$29.99/mo (for 12 mos.) No term agreement. Fast Downloads! PLUS Ask About TV (140 Channels) Internet Bundle for $79.99/mo (for 12mos.) CALL 1-866944-9639. Cut the Cable! CALL DIRECTV. Bundle & Save! Over 145 Channels PLUS Genie HDDVR. $50/month for 2 Years (with AT&T Wireless.) Call for Other Great Offers! 1-800291-6954 DISH NETWORK. TV for Less, Not Less TV! FREE DVR. FREE Install (up to 6 rooms). $39.99/mo. PLUS HiSpeed Internet $14.95/mo. (where available) 1-800-6350278 Exede satellite internet Affordable, high speed broadband satellite internet anywhere in the U.S. Order now and save $100. Plans start at $39.99/month. Call 1-800-404-1746 Spectrum Triple Play. TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed. No contract or commitment. We buy your existing contract up to $500! 1800-830-1559 VACATION RENTALS ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY FOR RENT OR SALE to more than 2.1 million S.C. newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 99 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Call Alanna Ritchie at the South Carolina Newspaper Network, 1-888-7277377.

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YARD SALES 480

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Great Selection, Low Pmts, & E-Z Financing!!

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ALL REAL estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination .” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. • (TFN)

ROOM FOR RENTS 670

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Florence County Gamecock Club makes presentations at Final Four Fan Night

THE FAMILY OF THE LATE HERBERT AMES ACCEPTS GAMECOCK CLUB ‘MEMBER OF THE YEAR’ GIVEN TO HIM POSTHUMOUSLY.

Florence County Gamecock Club made several presentations at the Final Four Fan Night on May 18. Board of Directors member Rod Jernigan presented Head Men’s Basketball Coach Frank Martin with a $10,000 donation. The donation represented proceeds from the Florence County Gamecock Club’s 10th Annual William Rhea Memorial Golf Tournament. Rod Jernigan, also a Florence County Gamecock Club Board member made the 2017 Gamecock Club “Member of the Year” presentation to Max Gardner. Jernigan presented the 2016 Florence County Gamecock Club “Member of the Year” posthumously to Herbert Ames. Accepting the award for Ames was his family. The award was originally scheduled to be given at the 2016 Gamecock “Fall Rally” but was delayed due to Hurricane Matthew.

ROD JERNIGAN, LEFT, PRESENTS FRANK MARTIN, USC MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH WITH $10,000 DONATION.

Class of 2017 College Acceptances and 4-Year Scholarship Totals Total Scholarships and Grants $2,894,886

Grades 7-12 • Loyalty, Honor, Perseverance

ELIZABETH MARIE ROACH VALEDICTORIAN *Clemson University

CARSON COX MCMILLAN CO-SALUTATORIAN *University of Georgia

SYDNEY ELIZABETH HILL CO-SALUTATORIAN *Davidson College

MARGRET CONNOR FRANCIS HONOR GRADUATE *Tulane University

TURNER ELIZABETH ARNOLD *Anderson University

KATHERINE ANN BLAKELOCK *University of South Carolina

HALLIE HEALON BROWN *Wofford College

MINGZHOU (JOE) CAI *Marymount College

KRISTOPHER XAVIER CHAPMAN *Old Dominion University

MARCUS DEONDRA CRAWFORD *Catawba College

LAURAL ELIZABETH EDWARDS *Coastal Carolina University

SPENCER COLE EVANS *Coastal Carolina University

BAILEY ELIZABETH GOODSON *Clemson University

MICHAEL BERNHARD HELLEN *DePaul University Honors

KALINA NICOLE HERNANDEZ *College of Charleston

ALYSSA MARIE HERTZOG *Clemson University

ABIGAIL MONTGOMERY JACKSON *Furman University

XIAOCHEN (ANN) JIANG *Santa Monica College

MARY MCNAIR LASSEN *St. Andrews University

LAWSON FAITH LEE *Coker College

LONGYIN (LEE) LI *Pennsylvania State University

LUCAS AUGUSTO LIMA *Clemson University

KELSEY DANIELLE MCLAUGHLIN *Francis Marion University

KENNEDY GRACE NEWSOM *College of Charleston

YOSATHORN NIAMSAING *Syracuse University

MORGAN TAYLOR PESHOFF *College of Charleston

OLIVIA DANIELLE PHILLIPS *University of Kentucky

ANNA RHAME PRICE *Clemson University

THOMAS EDWARD ROGERS IV *The Citadel

MARCANTHONY RUIZ *Coastal Carolina University

ROBERT SCOTT SASSER *The Citadel

JACK MATTHEW SMITH *Clemson University

MICHAEL LESTON SMITH JR. *Presbyterian College

RACHEL LEAH STEVENS *Winthrop University

MICHAEL CHRISTIAN ANNE-MARIE RIALS PYHAN *Francis Marion *Rotary Exchange Student University from Germany

SHAYE NICOLE BOOTH *Morrisville State College

WILLIAM HARRISON BREEDEN *University of South Carolina

HANNAH ELIZABETH ALEXANDRIA PIERCE GOODSON FARRELL *Clemson University *Clemson University

UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES THAT TRINITY-BYRNES COLLEGIATE SCHOOL’S SENIORS WERE ACCEPTED TO FOR 2017-2018:

PATRICK WRIGHT SULLIVAN *The Citadel

RYLAN MARC WEATHERFORD *Francis Marion University

JIAWEN (KAREN) ZHOU *Santa Barbara City College

HONGJI (ARTHUR) ZHUANG *Michigan State University

5001 Hoffmeyer Road, Darlington, SC 29532 • www.trinitybyrnes.org

QIQI ZHUANG *University of San Francisco

• Anderson University • Catawba College • Clemson University • Coastal Carolina University • Coker College • College of Charleston • Davidson College • DePaul University Honors • Francis Marion University • Furman University • Marymount College • Michigan State University • Morrisville State College • Old Dominion University • Pennsylvania State University • Presbyterian College • Santa Barbara City College • Santa Monica College • St. Andrews University • Syracuse University • The Citadel • Tulane University • University of Georgia • University of Kentucky • University of San Francisco • University of South Carolina • Winthrop University • Wofford College *Represents the college student plans to attend. Photos by Steve Roos of Ashcraft Studio.

For more information about Trinity-Byrnes call April Munn (843) 395-9124


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School’s out, time for summer fun Museum hosts Summer Studios

There are lots of day camps and summer activities being conducted in the Florence area this summer. Following are some of them:

YMCA camps The Florence Family YMCA is offering summer day camps, June 5 - Aug. 17, for children 5K thru sixth grade. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may choose to come all summer or select certain weeks. Dive into weekly themes through crafts, games, field trips, and more. Registration fee is $125, plus $81 a week for members and $97 a week for non-members. If registering for four weeks or less it is a $30 registration fee plus $15 activity fee per week. (Cash not accepted.) Rookie Camp – June 5-8 Jr. Lifeguard Camp – June 12-16 British Soccer Camp – June 12-16 H2O Camp – June 19-23 or July 17-21 Basketball Camp – June 2629 Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp – July 17-21 Hip Hop Camp – July 31 Aug. 3 Call 843-665-1234 or visit www.florenceymca.org,

Lynda English Studio art camps Lynda English Studio offers the following summer art day camps: Christmas in July: July 10-13 Matisse - Making a Matisse Bowl: Aug. 7-10 Summer art camps cost $75 per week. Each camp is taught by Kay Matthews on Mondays through Thursdays. Ages 6 to 9 will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. and ages 9 to 12 will meet from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call, 843-673-9144 for information and to register. Lynda English Studio-Gallery, 403 Second Loop Road. www. lyndaenglishstudio.net.

ScienceSouth camps ScienceSouth kicks off its tenth year this month of providing summer camp services. From robots and rockets to furry animals and space exploration, the Pee Dee’s leader in informal science education has a little science for everyone. Many of ScienceSouth’s camper favorites have made it onto the organization’s summer schedule, but there is a new addition that some older campers will appreciate. “It’s hard to believe that this summer marks a decade’s worth of summer camp experiences for kids in the Pee Dee. As a result, we have campers that started in Junior Scientist camp a few years ago that will enter high school in the fall,” said Summer Camp Coordinator Erin Powers. “Our camps are a special experience, and some parents and campers want to continue that experience a little longer. So this year we’ve added an Extreme Engineering II camp that will be open to rising ninth graders.” Extreme Engineering II offers campers the opportunity to take their engineering skills to new levels by delving deeper into the world of aeronautics, robotics, and more. This camp experience is for rising 7th-9th grade students and promises a dynamic atmosphere where they can deliver one-of-a-kind creations. Also on the roster this summer are: Extreme Engineering I, Oodles of Ologies, and Forces of Nature. All Junior Scientist camps are at capacity. ScienceSouth’s camps run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and include a daily snack. Parents may drop children off as early as 8 a.m. and pick them up no later than 2 p.m. All camps are $200. Visit www.sciencesouth.org to complete the registration process.

Library Summer Reading The Florence County Library System will welcome Porkchop Productions for Summer Reading 2017. This year’s theme, “Build a Better World!,” seeks to discover the world of reading. Founded in 1991, Porkchop Productions is a professional theatre company specializing in audience participation performances. This year they will be performing “The Three Little Pigs!” This fast paced performance highlights lessons about building houses... and building friendships. The shows will be at the following locations: Monday, June 12 – 3 p.m. Baker Memorial Public Library, 298 W. Smith St., Timmonsville 843-346-2941 Tuesday, June 13 – 3 p.m. Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan Street, Florence, 843-2927382 – 3 p.m. Dozier M. Munn Public Library, 100 Main Street, Pamplico, 843-493-5441 For more information about these events, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382, or visit our homepage at www.florencelibrary.org.

The Florence County Museum hosts Summer Studios, a unique summer program for children. Each week-long studio begins on Monday, focusing on a specific theme. The week ends each Friday with an exhibit of student work, along with a reception for family and friends. To register for any of the 2017 Summer Studios, visit the website at flocomuseum.org/summer-studios. Space is limited to 15 students per studio session. • June 12-16 – Art Through the Ages Take a leap into the past! Students will travel back in time, exploring the museum to learn about different periods in art history, experiencing life and creating artwork from a different time period each day. Ages 5-10 • June 19-23 – Can You Dig It?

Become an archeologist. Explore the early history of the Pee Dee region through exciting hands-on activities. Students will create fossils, participate in mock excavations and learn about the people that have inhabited our area over time. Ages 510 • June 26-30 – Lights, Camera, Action! You’re the director as you learn the art of stop-motion animation. Students will write their own film script, design sets and characters, photograph and produce a stop-motion animated film. Ages 8-12 • July 10-14 – Mixed Media Mash-up Art is so much more that just paint on paper! Using a variety of art materials (some quite unusual), students will learn to combine media to create contemporary, vibrant works of art

inspired by artworks found in the museum’s galleries. Ages 5-10 • July 17-21, Cultural Connections Experience the many cultures represented in the collections at the Florence County Museum. Students will explore cultures close to home and around the world while creating artwork inspired by them. Ages 5-10 • July 24-28 – Printed and Bound The magic of printmaking combined with the art of bookbinding is sure to offer an engaging week of creative exploration. Students will learn a variety of printmaking techniques that can be used to make beautiful and functional books. Explore screen-printing, paper marbling, pop-up books and more. Ages 8-12

FLT hosts Encore! camps The Florence Little Theatre is hosting summer camps in June and July. Encore! Summer Camp for ages 5 to 10 will be held on June 5-9 or July 17-21, from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $100 per student. This is a summertime camp geared toward theatre, fun, and friendship. Your child will learn through ageappropriate lessons designed to inspire their creativity and ignite their imagination. This week-long camp features classes in music, movement, arts, crafts, and stage games. Encore! Summer Camp for ages 11 to 18 will be held

June 19-23, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per student. This is a student-centered experience where campers control every aspect of a theatrical production. Over the course of the week, campers will learn about various elements of theatre through an immersive experience that allows them to create original performances. These camperwritten, directed, and acted short plays will be unveiled on Friday for an audience of family and friends. For more information call Jessica Larrimore at 843662-3731, prompt 2.

Or come by the theatre Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. at the Daytime Box Office located in the rear parking lot. There are four ways to sign up. Online: register and pay online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/summer_camp. Mail: print a registration form and mail back with a check. Phone: call and register/pay by credit card, 843-662-3731 prompt 2 Visit us: Stop in and register/pay by cash, check or credit card, Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. at the Daytime Box Office located in the rear parking lot of 417 S. Dargan Street.

First Baptist hosts VBS in the park First Baptist Church will offer an evening Vacation Bible School in the park. This event, in conjunction with Helping Florence Flourish, will be held June 19-21 at SouthPark in the College Park subdivision. It will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The theme is Galactic Starveyors and is all about

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FSD1 Support Employees of the Year The Florence School District 1 Support Employees of the Year were recognized at the 14th Annual Honors and Awards Banquet. Support Employees of the Year are: Rebecca Burch, Briggs

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The Florence Little Theatre has announced its slate of shows and directors for the 2017-18 season and is renewing season tickets. The season includes: “Beauty And The Beast,” opens on Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 17. Julia Saverance is director. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Favorite songs include “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song “Beauty and the Beast.” This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and sets and is a must-see for the whole family. Ken Ludwig's “The Game’s Afoot” with Shannon Dunn, director, Nov. 10-18. This hilarious play from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig brings murder, mystery, mayhem and madcap adventure to our stage. Broadway star William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has

FLORENCE LITTLE THEATRE, 417 S. DARGAN invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. “Driving Miss Daisy” with Shauna Lair, director. It will be presented Jan.1927, 2018 The time is 1948, the place is a small southern town in the USA. In this place and in this era an unlikely friendship begins to develop between a cantan-

kerous elderly white woman and a proud, thoughtful black man who is employed as her driver. Over the years they find the common humanity in one another. The play is sweet and heartwarming, but not saccharine and its message is affirming rather than self-righteous. Join us as we celebrate this touchingly beautiful story. “You Can’t Take It With You,” with Brittany Miles, director, March 9-17, 2018 At first the Sycamores seem eccentric, but it is not long before we realize they are also joyous. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirby family. What unfolds next is a tale of young love between members of the two families and the zany interactions of everyone involved. You will find this Pulitzer Prize winning madcap, idealistic comedy simultaneously endearing and hilarious. “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with Shaw Thompson, director, April 27- May 6, 2018. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this vibrant family musical. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph perseveres and, using wit and faith, rises to become Pharaoh’s second-incommand. Featuring unforgettable songs such as “Any Dream Will Do,” “Jacob and Sons” and “Close Every Door,” this delightful musical parable is one of the most enduring shows of all time. Now is the time to renew your season tickets for 2017-18. Season ticket prices are adult - $95; seniors (62 plus) - $90; young adults (under 18) - $65. Friday, June 30, is the deadline to renew and keep your same seats. Renewed tickets will be processed and mailed shortly after the order is received. Tuesday, July 18, renewal orders requesting a different seat will be reassigned. Wednesday, July 19, new season ticket orders will be processed and assigned seats. Tuesday, Aug. 1, single tickets go on sale to the general public, however, season tickets are available during the entire run of “Beauty and The Beast.” Call the box office Mon.Fri. from 12-5 p.m. to renew, (843) 662-3731.


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Cousins take Darlington crowns DARLINGTON – It was a night of magic when the 2018 Miss Darlington and Miss Darlington Teen Scholarship pageants were held on May 21 at St. John’s Elementary School. Florence native Saviah Miller won Miss Darlington Teen and will represent the City of Darlington at the 2018 Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant next June. Saviah is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Miller of Florence. She also won the Kendall Standish Voice Studio Talent Award, and for winning the crown, wins a $100 scholarship upon entering college. The scholarship was provided by Miss Darlington Teen 2010 Caroline Byrd Kahn. Saviah also won a $2,000 prize package. She performed “Don’t Rain on My Parade” for the talent competition. Her platform is “Read Across America”a promotion of literacy in schools. First runner-up was Payton Holmes of Conway and second runner-up was Anderson Moore of Clover. Holmes also

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was the evening gown winner. Miss Congeniality was Sarah Carroll of Aynor. The new Miss Darlington is Sarah Floyd of Hartsville. Sarah, who is a vocal performance major at Coker College, also won the Danielle Leasure Matthews talent award with her classical vocal rendition of “Mein Herr Marquis” also known as Adele’s Laughing Song. For winning the title and the talent award, Floyd walked away with $1,600 in college scholarships and a $2,000 prize

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Mr. and Mrs. Tony Floyd and her platform is Imagination of Creation, promoting arts in our schools and communities. First runner-up was Brooke Vu of Myrtle Beach, second runner-up was Hailey Pimental of Myrtle Beach, third runner-up was Ariana Ruiz of Manning and fourth runner-up was Grayson Jackson of Cheraw. The swimsuit winner was Pimental. Ironically, Sarah Floyd and Saviah Miller are first cousins. To book Miss Darlington and Miss Darlington Teen for appearances, contact Local Executive Director Will Isgett at willisgett@hotmail.com .

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Greenway gets John Baker Award FSD1 Performing Arts Coordinator, Laura Greenway received the John W. Baker Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual from Florence County who has significantly impacted the quality of life in our community through activities, contributions, and/or accomplishments in the arts. Students Kira DuBose of South Florence High, Coleman Wright of West Florence High and Annie Abernathy of Wilson

High received the Betty Ann Darby Scholarship, a merit scholarship awarded predominately on the basis of demonstrated talent, passion for the arts, and intention to pursue a career in an arts discipline or in arts education. The scholarship program honors longtime music administrator and teacher, Betty Ann Darby. The scholarships are made possible by Honda and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance.

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