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Deaths David Gerald Baker Jr., 74, passed away July 8 . Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Robert Leroy Brooks Jr., 70, passed away July 9. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Kenneth Ervin Bryant Sr., 87, passed away July 7. Belk Funeral Home. Judy Allen Currie, 70, passed away July 14. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Barbara B. Gaymon, 62, passed away July 4. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Barbara Ingram James, 71, passed away July 6. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Charles Moody Jr., 61, passed away July 11. Belk Funeral Home. Alvin DeLeon Myers, 72, passed away July 12. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Sherri Ann Bailey Thompson, 49, passed away July 10. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home.

The Florence Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron facility located on the grounds of the Florence Regional Airport recently underwent renovations. The squadron will hold an open house Aug. 1 to show off the remodeled building. that Civil Air provides in disaster relief and search-andrescue missions. Light refreshments will be served. Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S.

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For more information about the Florence Composite Squadron, visit their Facebook page at “CAP South Carolina Wing’s Florence Composite Squadron,” You can also email Unit Commander Capt Rountree at tom.rountree@scwgcap.org, or Unit Deputy Commander Lt J. Proell at jane.proell@scwgcap.org

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Civil Air Patrol senior members and cadets with the Florence Composite Squadron spent the last weekend of June painting the CAP building to complete another phase in the renovations of the facility located on the grounds of Florence Regional Airport. The volunteer members of the Florence squadron have completed renovation projects, including recoating the floor, adding a new bathroom complete with a shower room, adding a kitchenette and completing the Communications Room. On Aug. 1, members of the squadron will show off their remodeled facility and welcome guests from Florence, Darlington and the Pee Dee region at an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will learn about the aerospace education opportunities that all members receive, cadet programs for youth ages 12 to 18, and emergency services

Since launching in the fall of 2012, PickUpMyDonation.com has grown to over 160 pick-up providers nationwide with over 5,000 donation requests each month. The live counter on our website recently exceeded $50,000,000 in total requests based on the average value per pick up from participating pick up providers. The exclusive Pick Up Provider in Florence is House of Hope of the Pee Dee. The House of Hope is a Christ-centered ministry consisting of the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter, which provides emergency food and lodging to men, women, and families, and the men’s home, which offers transitional, long-term help for men seeking a new start to their lives.

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FLT presents Frozen Jr. Princesses Elsa and Anna as well as the lovable snowman Olaf will come to life during the Florence Little Theatre’s production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Performances will run from July 23-28. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. Music and lyrics from the program are by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The program is based on the book by Jennifer Lee, the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee, and the original Broadway production directed by Michael Grandage.

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Les Echols, director of community and minority enterprise for the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, recently joined 39 leaders from the Midlands and surrounding area in completing the Riley Institute at F u r m a n ’s Diversity Leaders Initiative. Over the past five months, participants in ECHOLS the program examined sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion, explored “blind spots” and discussed how to suspend assumptions. Facilitating the program was Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola vice president. As part of the program, participants worked in small, cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through service projects. Echols’ group, College Bound Kids, created a project that focuses on

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Buttermilk, beer, slugs and septic tanks

Don’t leave children in hot vehicles Over the past three weeks, three people have been arrested and charged with leaving their child or children in an unattended vehicle while they went shopping. Fortunately, none of these incidents resulted in a tragedy. We hope that people will come to the realization that you simply do not leave young children in an unattended vehicle at any time, but particularly during summer when temperatures can be extremely dangerous. We pray that it does not take a death for common sense to prevail. According to kidsandcars.org, the web site for the national advocacy group Kids and Cars, 19 children in the U.S. have died this year as a result of being left unattended in a hot vehicle. One of those deaths occurred in Blythewood, just outside of Columbia. In 2018, 52 children lost their lives to this senselessness. Five of those took place in South Carolina. One, sadly, was right here in Florence. Seven-month-old Dean Emerson Coward died after being left in an unattended vehicle. His father was charged with his death. These numbers, be they on a national, state or local level, are simply unacceptable. The senseless death of just one child is too many. Kids and Cars is calling on Congress to pass the Hot Cars Act of 2019, which would require a system in all passenger vehicles that could sense the presence of a child or animal inside and warn the driver, much the way our cars warn us when our safety belts aren’t buckled or we’ve left our lights on or left the keys in the ignition. Some newer vehicles already come equipped with such a system. It sounds reasonable, but between the objection of automakers, the dysfunction of Congress and the lag time on any new auto regulations, it’s not something that will happen soon, if ever. That means we all have a role to play in reducing these tragedies. Kids and Cars says the “most dangerous mistake a parent or caregiver can make is to think leaving a child alone in a vehicle could never happen to them or their family.” Recent surveys by WebMD reveal that at least 25 percent of parents have intentionally left a young child alone in a parked vehicle. There is never – NEVER - a good time to leave a young child in a car without an adult. Not even for a moment while buying a stamp or grabbing a gallon of milk from the store. Cars can heat up to deadly temperatures very quickly, even in the shade and on days the temperatures seem unseasonably cool. What you think will take a minute could take five, or 10, and depending on the temperature outside, that could be too long. Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside a car can reach 125 degrees in minutes. In the same WebMD surveys, 11 percent of respondents admitted to having forgotten a child strapped in a car at least briefly. It’s hard to imagine someone forgetting precious cargo in the backseat, but it does occur. Kids and Cars offers several sensible suggestions for anyone who transports children: l Make it part of your routine to open the back door before you leave your vehicle; l Put your phone or purse or work ID or something else in the back seat as a forced reminder. l Ask your child-care provider to call you immediately if your child hasn’t arrived as scheduled. l Child-care providers should use a check-list to account for all children. Forgetting a child is in the backseat is one thing. Deliberately leaving them there is another matter entirely. If you are tempted to make that “quick” trip into the store, stop and think. Do not do it, please. If you’re in a rush, pause for a moment and remember there nothing so pressing that it should prevent you from thinking about the precious cargo riding in the back.

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“Have you tried buttermilk?” The words came out of nowhere. It seems like a simple enough question, but it had absolutely nothing to do with the conversation taking place. I peered at the person who posed the mysterious question. He is a wise and highly respected man with nearly 90 years of living under his belt. The look on his face revealed he was quite serious about this odd inquiry. “What do you mean,” I asked twice, the second time considerably louder than the first. “Have you tried buttermilk?” he asked again. I looked at the person across the desk from my old friend and I. She appeared to be just as befuddled. “I don’t have a clue what you are talking about,” I said as respectfully as possible. “Yes, I’ve had buttermilk many times. It’s okay, I guess, but I’m not particularly fond of it. It does make good biscuits, though. But what in the world does buttermilk have to do with anything we’re talking about?” The old fellow appeared a bit agitated and fired back, “No. I mean have you tried pouring buttermilk down the toilet?” Then it all made sense. Well, sort of. Several minutes earlier we had been discussing the stinky situation at my home. I have a rather “foul” smelling leak in my

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front yard not far from where the septic tank is buried. Folks much wiser than myself have taken a look at the less-than pleasant smelling puddle and informed me that I am likely in need of a new drain field. The cost would be in the neighborhood of $1,500. The meaning of the mysterious question was now a little clearer, but not nearly clear enough. I proceeded to task my friend what buttermilk had to do with septic tanks. He explained that a man he knew very well for many years and who owned and operated a septic tank business had once told him that pouring a gallon of buttermilk down the commode would clean out your pipes and clear up any septic tank issues. I knew the fellow to whom he was referring. His name was Harry and he had recently passed away somewhat unexpectedly. Not that I doubted my friend, but I knew Harry knew his business and that business was plumbing and septic tanks. I was both befuddled and amused at the idea of buttermilk being the solution to my problem. I’d never heard of such a thing. Neither had the other per-

son privy to the conversation. Something tells me that Heloise didn’t have this one in her file cabinet full of hints, either. Quirky, around-the-house fixits are not all that uncommon. We have all heard them, tried them, found out they worked and then passed them on to someone else. More often than not, they end up saving you a bunch of money. A few years back we had a problem with slugs climbing, no, slithering up the sliding door leading to our deck. As evidence of their adventures, slimy trails were left all over the glass. I probably spent $30 or more at the local hardware store on sprays, liquids and powders, all claiming to be able to rid me of the unwelcome vermin. None of them did the trick. It was not until my buddy Ed enlightened me on the slug-preventing properties of beer that the slug situation was remedied. In his slow Southern drawl, Ed explained that slugs don’t care one iota for the taste or smell of beer. All I needed to do was pour a beer or two at the foot of the sliding glass door and viola, slug problem solved. I followed Ed’s instructions that very night and sure enough, there was nary a snail trail on the sliding door and not a slug in sight. Like Heloise and Ed and my old friend, we all have a bunch of nifty fix-it tricks that we’ve picked up along the way. It

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always leaves you at a loss when someone offers you a surprising solution that otherwise would have never crossed your mind. And it’s even better when it works. Now back to our buttermilk brainteaser. If a gallon of buttermilk could possibly save me a bundle of dough, then why not give it a shot, I thought. That very afternoon I drove to the IGA and dropped close to $7 on two halfgallons of buttermilk. As I stood in the checkout line and handed the cashier my money, this thought crossed my mind – why does milk cost more when it sours? Go figure. Upon returning home, I poured the buttermilk down the commode - half-gallon, flush, another half-gallon, another flush. Then I waited. Some four days later, the sour stench remained. The yard still leaked and stunk. Such is life. The beer worked. The buttermilk didn’t. I don’t doubt the wisdom passed on by my wise old friend, it just didn’t work for me. Who knows, maybe my plumbing is lactose intolerant. At any rate, my guess is that we will soon be installing a new drain field. Something tells the pipes are shiny clean and smell like buttermilk, though, courtesy of my old friend’s wisdom. Contact Editor Bob Sloan at editor@florencenewsjournal.com

Success often comes down to the basics I have often thought about the difference between people who are truly successful and those who are only medium-successful. And what I’ve noticed is that success usually isn’t about being a genius or having a huge moneymaking idea that changes everything. It’s usually just a matter of good habits practiced consistently over time—getting the basics right day after day, project after project, and relationship after relationship. Just as average people are the culmination of all the average things they do, great people are the culmination of all the things they do well. Success isn’t about knocking it out of the park in a blaze of glory. It’s about getting up every day and hitting singles or (on a good day) doubles. Occasionally you’ll have a home run, and that’s great, but base hits really matter. When we practice good habits, they impact everything we do at work, at home, and everywhere. I’m reminded of the phrase The way you do anything is the way you do everything. When we make a point of doing things well—including the little things— we may not become successful overnight, but we will get incrementally better every day. People will notice. Consistency matters. Over time they’ll begin to see us as someone they can count on. That’s when opportunities start to come our way. It has always worked like this and it still does. We hear a lot about how much things have changed over the past few years and how different the world is now. And yes, it’s true. But people are still people. We still make business decisions—whom we buy from, partner with, hire, and

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promote—on human impulses. Do we like the person? Do we trust them? Do we believe they will show up for work, meet their deadlines, deliver solid work, and be there when we need them? When people can answer these questions about you with a confident yes, you’re more likely to be successful. If they can’t, you might experience short-term success but it’s unlikely that you’ll sustain it. There is just no substitute for getting the basics right every time—today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year…and forever. How can you master the basics? Here are a few tips: l Make your bed. I’m certainly not the first person to say this. There’s even a book by this title by William H. McRaven. But I do believe that making one’s bed starts the day out right. l Show up on time. It’s a sign of respect and enthusiasm. And people will notice when you’re late. Build in a few extra minutes just in case. (Remember the mantra Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.) l Do the hard work. Be known for execution. Sometimes we get caught up in the glamour of innovation but never get to the execution phase. I find there’s no shortage of big, creative ideas. There is a shortage of people who want to sit down, get focused, and put in the elbow grease it

takes to execute. l Meet your deadlines and do a good job. However, don’t get so caught up in perfection that you obsess and nitpick and drag a project on for too long. l Know what you do well and play to your strengths. No one is good at everything. Take what you are good at and really, really develop it. l Keep your promises. In fact, under-promise and over-deliver. People will be delighted when they get more than they expected, and they’ll associate that feeling with you in the future. l Don’t underestimate small opportunities. Sometimes if it’s not a huge contract, people don’t work as hard on it. They put it off until the last minute and then rush through it. But big opportunities often grow from small ones. l Remember that honesty and integrity matter. Deceptive or shady people can and often do thrive in the short term. But those who are successful in the long term are the ones others know they can trust and count on to tell the hard truths and do the right things (even when it’s really, really hard). l Be likable. This is at least as important as skill set and often more so. All business happens through relationships. Don’t try to be the smartest person in the room. Be interested, not interesting. l Be known for follow-up. Assume the ball is always in your court. Send frequent reminders and always be asking if there is anything you can do to help. Truly successful people never feel that they have “arrived.” They know they can always be better— better leaders, better employees,

better partners, better friends. They know they can always learn from others. They know that every day is an opportunity to grow. That’s the beauty of life and the gift of each new day. We are all works in progress. None of us will ever be perfect, but we can always move in a positive direction. Quint Studer is the founder of the Studer Community Institute and a successful business leader, speaker and author. Email questions to quint@quintstuder.com.

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Youth from across the Pee Dee region will participate in the WinShape camp being held this week at First Presbyterian Church. The camp runs through Friday.

WinShape camp returns Helping Florence Flourish, along with Chick-fil-A, hosted the second annual WinShape Camp for Communities. The camp began Monday and runs through Friday on the campus of First Presbyterian Church. “Winshape camp is one of our flagship efforts to create relationships between the races in Florence,” said Chris Handley, team leader for Helping Florence Flourish. “Last year, we had 150 students participate in the camp and about a third of the campers were African American and two-thirds were Caucasian. This year, we’ll have more than 170 participants. The goal is to build significant relationships across the races at an early age, with the hoped-for result being healthy friendships in the coming years.” The camp, open to children grades kindergarten through eighth, offers sports, recreation, arts, Bible study, and worship led by professional staff. Helping Florence Flourish provided scholarships to help make the camp available to all interested children. “Part of having WinShape in Florence is to emphasize Helping Florence Flourish’s mission in bridging the racial division,” Handley said. “Florence’s children

McLeod Health recently announced that it has received certification affirming its hospitals are equipped to provide care to patients with acute stroke symptoms who seek lifesaving treatment from the emergency department. The certification granted by DNV GL Healthcare, designates McLeod Health as Acute Stroke Ready. McLeod Health hospitals are some of the first in the state of South Carolina to become Acute Stroke Ready by DNV, a certification body that helps hospitals achieve excellence by improving quality and safety through hospital accreditation. The McLeod hospitals that achieved this designation include McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon,

McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris and McLeod Health Seacoast. McLeod Regional Medical Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV. McLeod was the first hospital in the region to be named a certified Primary Stroke Center in 2014. This year as the teams were preparing for their Acute Stroke Ready designation, the MRMC team was preparing for its recertification. “This certification is an acknowledgment to our community that we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible stroke care,” said Dr. Timothy Hagen, Medical Director of Stroke and Neurology Services for McLeod Regional Medical Center.

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Helping Florence Flourish provided scholarships to esnure the Winshape camp was available to all interested children. are welcome to take part in a weeklong day camp that seeks to bring youth together while having fun with a focus on faith.” Helping Florence Flourish is a Christian organization that seeks to improve Florence in critical areas such as education, homelessness, deterioration of the family, and racial division. The areas of

focus were determined after surveying nearly 70 community leaders over an eight-month period. All respondents expressed a great deal of passion for the community, and cover the gamut of all seven areas of cultural influence: commerce, education, arts and entertainment, media, government, church, and family.

Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee recently announced outfielder Hannah Marlar of Springfield, Tenn., will transfer to FMU for the 2020 season. Marlar joins the Patriot program after playing two seasons at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee. This past season, the lefthanded batter hit .279 with 32 runs scored, seven doubles, three triples, three home runs, and a team-high 48 runs batted in. She registered a .355 onbase percentage and was a perfect 9-for-9 in stolen bases. She helped lead the Pioneers to a 28-18 mark while earning second team All-TCCAA (Tennessee Community College

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Baseball adds outfielder Carter Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the addition of outfielder Jon-Mitchell Carter of Hamer to the FMU program. Carter comes to the Patriots after spending a red-shirt freshman season at Coastal Carolina University and will have four years of eligibility at Francis Marion. He is a graduate of Dillon High School. As a member of the Wildcat program, he earned All-State honors four times. Carter is currently playing with the Florence RedWolves.

Museum curator Motte to offer Edward Gay Lecture Curator Stephen W. Motte will offer a lecture on artist Edward Gay Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Florence County Museum The event is free and open to the public. As part of the lecture, Motte will explore Gay’s unique connection to the South and discuss his art in the context of shifting philosophies which trans-

formed American painting at the turn of the century. Gay was a prolific American landscape painter. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and a close friend of the influential artist George Inness. He lived and worked in New York, but his life intersected with local South

Carolina history when two of his children married into the Coker family of Hartsville. For more information about this and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at (843) 676-1200, or visit the museum’s web site at www.flocomuseum.org.

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2019-DR-21-383 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Shequila A. Daniels Courtney Epps Anthony Frierson Defendants, IN THE INTEREST OF: Michelle Daniels (04/09/2010) Shamarion Epps (02/10/2014) Minors Under the Age of 18 TO DEFENDANT: Courtney Epps YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the complaint for nonemergency removal and notice of merits hearing in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County Clerk of Court County, 181 N. Irby St., Suite 2700, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned

attorney for the plaintiff , 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the merits hearing in this matter is scheduled for August 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Laura J. Bardsley, SC Bar # 13484 G. Conrad Derrick, SC Bar # 1652 South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354/(843) 6739247 Florence, South Carolina 2019 (7/3,7/10,7/17/19)

SMITH AVE, DARLINGTON, SC SMITH AND PALMETTO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SET A PRICE, REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNITS. ALISON LARIMORE-B9HOUSEBOLD MICHAEL STEVEN-B17HOUSEHOLD KELLIE DIGGER-P24HOUSEHOLD APRIL KENNEDY- P29HOUSEHOLD CHRIS MERRIL-P56HOUSEHOLD LARRY/SHERRY BYRDA55-HOUSEHOLD JOSEPH DUNHAM- B13P51-HOUSEHOLD TONIQUA SMITH-C60HOUSEHOLD TROY ROGERS-C69HOUSEHOLD RICHARD MARTIN-B91HOUSEHOLD (7/10,7/17/19)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE SMITH AND PALMETTO MINI STORAGE WILL BE SELLING THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE LIEN PLACED UPON THESE UNITS FOR UNPAID RENT AND OTHER FEE’S. THE PUBLIC SALE WILL BE HELD ON JULY 20, 2019AT 10:00 AM COMPETITIVE BIDDING. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 121 W.

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2019CP2100154 Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., as servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon Plaintiff, -vs- The Estate of Curtis Patrick Polson, by and through its Personal Representative,

Shannon L. Jones; Shannon L. Jones and Patrick Polson, heirs at law of Curtis Patrick Polson, deceased, their Heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors, and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; Opus Post-Acute Rehabilitation, All Unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein, being a class designated as Jane Doe; also any Unknown persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and Any Unknown minors, persons under a Disability or persons incarcerated, being a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., as servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon vs. The Estate of Curtis Patrick Polson, by and through its Personal Representative, Shannon L. Jones; Shannon L. Jones and Patrick Polson, heirs at law of Curtis Patrick Polson, deceased, their Heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors, and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to

claim through them; Opus Post-Acute Rehabilitation, All Unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein, being a class designated as Jane Doe; also any Unknown persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and Any Unknown minors, persons under a Disability or persons incarcerated, being a class designated as Richard Roe, I, Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County , will sell on August 6, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain parcel, piece, or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being situate approximately fifteen (15) miles southeast of the City of Florence in Pamplico School District and being more particularly described as Lot 2, as shown on a plat of said land by Adams & Ervin, C. E.s dated May 24, 1966 and recorded in Plat Book “W” at Page 92 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded and measuring as follows: on the North by

Sandra Circle on which it measures for a distance of 200 feet, more or less; on the East by Lot 3 on which it measures a distance of 100 feet; on the South by Lot 1 on which it measures a distance of 200 feet; and on the West by Jefferies Creek Boulevard on which it measures a distance of 100 feet, more or less. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Curtis P. Polson by deed from Otho R. Farmer recorded April 5, 1991 in Deed Book A338 at Page 1922 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS #: 03721-02002 1638 Jefferies Creek Blvd, Pamplico, SC 29583 Mobile Home: 1999 OAKWO VIN: HONC01134432AB SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the


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6A last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.50% per annum. B. Lindsay Crawford, III (SC Bar# 6510) Theodore von Keller (SC Bar# 5718) Sara C. Hutchins (SC Bar# 72879) B. Lindsay Crawford, IV (SC Bar# 101707) Email: court@crawfordvk.com Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Mortgage Research Center, LLC d/b/a Veterans United Home Loans, A Missouri Limited Liability Company vs. Elaine A. D'Ambrosio, Mario J. D'Ambrosio, C/A No. 2019-CP-21-00250. The following property will be sold on August 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Florence County Courthouse to the highest bidder THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 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 NOS. 14 AND 15, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF KIRBY FARMS SUBDIVISION BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY DATED JUNE 23, 1971, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 87. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP PREPARED FOR ROBERT E. ARNETT, SR. AND PATRICIA JANE ARNETT BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED JUNE 16, 1994 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 53 AT PAGE 436. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 13; ON THE EAST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF CANAL WOOD CORPORATION; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 16; AND ON THE WEST BY FORE ROAD. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE FOR ANTHONY HOLLAND AND KAREN HOLLAND BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES DATED OCTOBER 23, 1995 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 58 AT PAGE 392. REFERENCE BEING MADE TO THE ABOVE REFERENCED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. Derivation: Book 597 at Page 453 TMS No. 0027501109 Property Address: 826 Fore Rd, Florence, SC 29506 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 30 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, 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 date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.625% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court at C/A #2019-CP-21-00250. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date.

William S. Koehler Attorney for Plaintiff 1201 Main Street, Suite 1450 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 828-0880 Fax: (803) 828-0881 scfc@alaw.net Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County A4698959 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-02256 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Delaware trustee and U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Co-Trustee for Government Loan Securitization Trust 2011-FV1 vs. Larry D. Covington; William A. Moral; Palmetto State Growth Fund, Inc. f/k/a Business Carolina, Inc.; North Star Capital Acquisition LLC; SC Housing Corp.; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT #9, BLOCK "D" ON A PLAT ENTITLED "PLAT OF LOT SURVEYED FOR LARRY D. COVINGTON", MADE BY WILLIAM E. SMOTHERS, JR., PLS DATED MARCH 22, 2000 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 73, PAGE 384 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION AS TO METES AND BOUNDS, COURSES AND DISTANCES, REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LARRY D. COVINGTON BY DEED OF MARGIE S. THOMAS AND LARRY H. THOMAS DATED MARCH 27, 2000 AND RECORDED APRIL 3, 2000 IN BOOK A591 AT PAGE 210 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 408 East Suena Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90108-03-015 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within ***MASTER_IN_EQUITY_ ADRS_SSN*** days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.625% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. 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 Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00401 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but solely in its capacity as Owner Trustee of Matawin Ventures Trust Series 2018-1 vs. Lois H. Shelley, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN

PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND SITUATE SOUTHEAST OF CLAUSSEN, IN THE CAINE TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING A PORTION OF A 15 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, TRACT AND BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS A 2.15 ACRE TRACT, MORE OR LESS. SAID TRACT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTHEAST BY PROPERTY OF THOMAS L. HYMAN; ON THE NORTHWEST BY PROPERTY OF THOMAS L. HYMAN; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY PROPERTY OF DAVID L. HINDS; AND ON THE SOUTHWEST BY STATE HIGHWAY 57 A/K/A OLD RIVER ROAD. REFERENCE IS MADE TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR DOROTHY HINDS BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOC. SURVEYORS, INC. DATED JULY 11, 2000 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 79 AT PAGE 443. REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LOIS H. SHELLEY AND REBECCA S. FOXWORTH BY DEED OF DISTRIBUTION FROM THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY T. HINDS, PROBATE MATTER CASE NO. 01-ES-564, DATED AUGUST 26, 2002 AND RECORDED AUGUST 26, 2002 IN BOOK A595 AT PAGE 60 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER, LOIS H. SHELLEY AND REBECCA S. FOXWORTH CONVEYED THIS SAME PROPERTY TO LOIS H. SHELLEY AND SHELTON HINDS BY DEED DATED APRIL 18, 2007 AND RECORDED APRIL 24, 2007 IN BOOK B095 AT PAGE 258 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER SHELTON HINDS PASSED AWAY, AND FULL TITLE PASSED TO LOIS H. SHELLEY BY OPERATION OF LAW. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2038 North Old River Road, Pamplico, SC 29583 TMS: 00373-02-142 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00637 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: PennyMac Loan Services, LLC vs. Richard E. Dill; Patricia A. Dill, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: PARCEL NO. 1: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN BAY BRANCH COMMUNITY, FLORENCE COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONTAINING 0.67 ACRES AS SHOWN ON A PLAT MADE BY M.E. LIND, JR., REGISTERED SURVEYOR, DATED JANUARY 7, 1969, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 26. SAID LOT OF LAND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON SAID

PLAT AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING ON THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER THEREOF AND RUNNING NORTH 68 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 21 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 219.26 FEET, TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 75 DEGREES 17 MINUTES WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 248.43 FEET, TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SC HWY NO. S21-146 NORTH 21 DEGREES 20 MINUTES WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 71.95 FEET, BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL AS IS MORE FULLY SHOWN ON SAID PLAT. AND ALSO PARCEL NO. 2: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONSISTING OF 0.95 ACRES AND BEING BOUNDED, NOW OR FORMERLY, AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH, FOR A DISTANCE OF 281.21 FEET, BY OTHER PROPERTY OF GALLOWAY; ON THE EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 321.08 FEET, BY OTHER PROPERTY OF GALLOWAY; ON THE SOUTH, FOR A DISTANCE OF 10.77 FEET, BY A DRAINAGE DITCH. ALSO ON THE SOUTH IN AN IRREGULAR SHAPE FIRST SOUTHWEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 219.26 FEET AND THEN SOUTHEAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET, BY OTHER PROPERTY OF BRAMMER; ON THE WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 174.25 FEET BY SC ROAD S-21146. THIS LAND IS MORE PA R T I C U L A R LY DESCRIBED UPON THAT CERTAIN MAP PREPARED FOR GEORGE G. BRAMMER, BY NESBITT SURVEYING COMPANY, DATED APRIL 5,1995 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 57 AT PAGE 24, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD E. DILL AND PATRICIA A. DILL, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON, FROM GEORGE G. BRAMMER AND MARJORIE BRAMMER IN A DEED DATED 06/30/2015 AND RECORDED 07/02/2015 IN BOOK B582, PAGE 0106 IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 424 Welch Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00008-04-023 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00316 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Leon Burgess a/k/a Leon Burgess, Jr.; Renzella B. Burgess; City of Florence; HSBC Finance Corporation s/b/m to Beneficial Mortgage Co. of South Carolina, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL

THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OF LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN AS 616 NORTH MCQUEEN STREET, BEING BOUNDED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: ON THE WEST BY NORTH MCQUEEN STREET WHEREON IT MEASURES 70.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS. ON THE NORTH BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF HERSEY JACKSON, WHEREON IT MEASURES 200.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS. ON THE EAST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF ABRAM ROBINSON WHEREON IT MEASURES 70.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS. ON THE SOUTH BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF ABBOTT BURNETT WHEREON IT MEASURES 200.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS. BEING THE IDENTICAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LEON BURGESS, JR. BY DEED OF THOMASINA W. SANDERS NEAL DATED DECEMBER 22, 1980 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 23, 1980 IN BOOK A-172 AT PAGE 126 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ROD FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 616 North McQueen Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90072-14008 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 11% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00767 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company vs. Katrina L. Cooper; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; SC Housing Corp., the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, 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 DESIGNATED AS LOT "C" CONTAINING 1.791 ACRES AS SHOWN ON A PLAT BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 64, AT PAGE 326 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. SAID LOT IS BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: ON THE NORTH BY S.C. HIGHWAY S-21-72; ON THE EAST BY MATTHEWS; ON THE SOUTH BY CECIL E. HUMPHRIES; AND ON THE WEST BY JAMES H. GROSS. REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE ABOVE PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. ALSO INCLUDED HEREIN A CERTAIN 2002 PIONEER MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER PH1608GA19117AB. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KATRINA L. COOPER AND DONALD L. COOPER, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, FOR AND

DURING THEIR JOINT LIVES AND UPON THE DEATH OF EITHER OF THEM, THEN TO THE SURVIVOR OF THEM, BY DEED OF CECIL E. HUMPHRIES DATED JUNE 5, 1997 AND RECORDED JUNE 6, 1997 IN BOOK A494 AT PAGE 1045 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER, DONALD L. COOPER PASSED AWAY AND FULL TITLE PASSED TO KATRINA L. COOPER BY OPERATION OF LAW. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 5923 North Old Georgetown Road, Coward, SC 29530 TMS: 00188-03-070 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.16% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2019-CP-21- 211 Sarious Nelson Lyerly and Emma Jean Lee, Plaintiffs, vs. Joseph A. Greene and Carmen M. Greene, Defendants. Pursuant to the Foreclosure Decree dated May 9, 2019, I will sell the real estate described hereinafter unto the highest bidder for cash before the Florence County Judicial Center, Florence, South Carolina, on August 6, 2019, at 11:00 o’clock A. M. TERMS OF SALE: Cash or certified funds. Purchaser to pay for recording fee. Successful bidder(s), except Plaintiff or his attorney, shall be required to deposit immediately after said sale five (5%) percent of the amount of the bid in cash or certified funds, the same to be applied to the bid upon compliance with the terms of sale, but to be forfeited to the Plaintiff as liquidated damages in case of failure to comply, and in such case said premises may be resold on the same or some subsequent sales day at the direction of the Plaintiff’s attorney, and upon the same terms. The balance of the successful bid shall be payable within twenty (20) days of the close of the bidding. Since a deficiency judgment has been waived, the bidding will close on the initial day of sale. Upon compliance with the terms of the sale, a deed of conveyance shall be executed to the purchaser(s). DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate east of the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina containing 9.08 acres as is more particularly shown and delineated by that certain map or plat of David A. Nesbitt, RLS, dated April 29, 2016, and recorded in Plat Book 104 at Page 478, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Said plat being incorporated herein and made a part of this description by reference. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the Northeast and Southeast by lands of Tete Farms, LLC, on the Southwest by Huggins Road, and on the Northwest by Murray S. Evans, all as is more particularly shown by the above referenced plat. This being the same property deeded to Joseph A. Greene and Carmen M. Greene by deed of Sarious

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Nelson Lyerly dated May 6, 2016, and recorded May 9, 2016 in Book B-629 at Page 1226, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS#: 00327-31-067 W. Haigh Porter Master-In-Equity Florence, S.C. July 2019 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF MASTER’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-02719 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee, on behalf of Aero Mortgage Loan Trust 2017-1 against Bernard J. Hackman; et al., I, the Master-in-Equity for Florence County, will sell on August 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, 29501, to the highest bidder the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land lying, being, and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known as: Lot No. 12 in Block A of Oakdale Golf Club Section on that certain plat made by Ervin Engineering Company dated March 30, 1961, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Florence County in Plat Book Q at Page 55 and being bounded as follows: on the northwest by Championship Drive; on the southeast by Lot No. 13; on the west by Dunes Drive; and on the east by Lot No. 11, all as shown on said plat. Derivation: Being the same property that is described in that certain General Warranty Deed from L. Bryan Calcutt and Karen M. Calcutt, Grantors, to Bernard J. Hackman, Grantee, dated July 15, 2003, and recorded July 16, 2003, in Book A759 at Page 660 in the Office of the Clerk of Court in and for Florence County, South Carolina.TMS#: 00751 01 006. Property Address: 850 S Dunes Drive, Florence, SC 29501. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Masterin-Equity at the conclusion of the bidding five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to the purchase price in the case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance with the terms of sale. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days of the close of bidding, then the Master-in-Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder until obtaining full compliance with the terms of sale. As no personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale. This property will be sold subject to the 120 day right of redemption of the United States of America. Purchaser to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.500% per annum. Sale is subject to any past due or accruing assessments, property taxes, easements, and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. If Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-referenced property, the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search before the foreclosure sale date. The property will be sold without any warranty or representation as to title or otherwise by Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s counsel to purchasers at the foreclosure sale or other third parties. The Geheren Firm, P.C. 4828 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30338 678.587.9500 Attorneys for the Plaintiff (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Sandy Aaron Godwin, II, the United States of America, through its agencies, Farmer’s Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, RoysterClark, Inc. and ArborOne, ACA, Defendants, CA# 2019-CP-21-00092, I, the undersigned, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: Tract 1 All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being on State Road S-2185, East of the City of Lake City, being a portion of the home place of the late P. G.

Godwin, in Florence County, State of South Carolina, and being more particularly shown and delineated as 102.608 acres on a plat prepared for Farm Service Agency, U.S.A. by Lown Surveying Services, Inc., dated May 6, 1998, and according to said plat having the following boundaries and measurements to wit: Said parcel being referenced to the Southeast intersection of the right-of-way of Secondary Road S-21-85 and Secondary Road S-21-461. Being an iron, 5/8" rebar, new, being the point of beginning: thence running north 66° 05’00" East for a distance of 1768.20 feet along the southern right-ofway of Secondary Road S21-85 to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 48° 20’4" East for a distance of 283.65 feet along the property of Farm Service Ag6ncy U. S.A. to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 19°59’43" East for a distance of 420.15 feet along said property to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 88°47’40" East for a distance of 140.36 feet along the said property to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running south 53°52'12" East for a distance of 90.81 feet along the said property to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 41°30'21" East for a distance of 974.60 feet along the said property to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 3°04’43" East for a distance of 533.53 feet along the said property to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 75°28'17" West for a distance of 125.74 feet, center of Soloman Road being the line to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 77°14’04" West for a distance of 453.14 feet along said center of road to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 80°14'53" West for a distance of 571.76 feet along said center of road to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running south 77°44’57” West for a distance of 1379.27 feet along said center of road to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 12°45'29” West for a distance of 1744.00 feet along the Eastern right-of-way of Secondary Road S-21-461 to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new. being the point of beginning. This being that property conveyed to Sandy A. Godwin, II by deed of the United States of American acting through Farm Service Agency dated July 16, 1999 and recorded July 30, 1999 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County at Book A568 at page 2391.Tract 2: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being on State Road S-2185, East of the City of Lake City, being a portion of the home place of the late P. G. Godwin, in Florence County, State of South Carolina, and being more particularly shown and delineated as Parcel "A", 81.683 acres on a plat prepared for Farm Service Agency, U.S.A. by Lown Surveying Services, Inc., dated June 5 , 1998 and according to said plat having the following boundaries and measurements to wit: said parcel being referenced to the Southeast intersection of the right-of· way of Secondary Road S21-85 and Secondary Road S-21-461, being an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 66°05'00" East for a distance of 1768.20 feet along the southern right-of· way of Secondary Road S-21-85 to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 66"05'00" East for a distance of 2019.46 feet along the southern right-of-way of said road to an iron 5/8"rebar, new: being the point of beginning: thence running North 66°05'00" East for a distance of 94.98 feet along said right-of-way to an iron, .5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 67°56'30" East for a distance of 389.95 feet along the chord of a curve in the said rightof-way to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running north 69°47’58" East for a distance of 1307.85 feet along the said right-of-way to a calculated point, no corner this date: thence running South 37°26'01" East for a distance of 505.82 feet along the property of Lee Cemetery to. an iron, 1" pipe. old; thence running South 35°37'39" East for a distance of 1175.50 feet within the property of Farm Service Agency to an iron, 1/2" axle, old; thence running South 29°06'21" West for a distance of 744.11 feet along the property of Lolie Lynch Edwards to an iron, 3/4" pipe, old; thence running North 57°20' 10" West for a distance of 35.34 feet within the run of a dry branch along the property of Malvina Singletary Heirs to a calculated point, no comer this date: thence running South 35°34'31” West for a distance of 30.81 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running North 75°26'50” West for a distance of 66.88 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 10"24'16" West for a distance of 24.89 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 71°28'02" West for a distance of 28.35 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running North 50°42'39" West for a dis-

tance of 26.10 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running North 34°11'02" West for a distance of 37.24 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running North 74°45'57” West for a distance of 55.22 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 79"22'17" West for a distance of 46.80 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running North 63°07'38" West a distance of 55.80 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.; thence running South 21°54'04" West for a distance of 37.30 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 8°59'00" East for a distance of 32.45 feet along said branch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 63°20'25" West a distance of 74.23 feet along said branch to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running South 69°1 7'34" West for a distance of 306.97 feet within a ditch along the West for a distance of 306.97 feet within a ditch along the West for a distance of 306.97 feet within a ditch along the property of Malvina Singletary Heirs, to a calculated point, no corner this date: thence running North 81°51'SS" West for a distance of 189.78 feet along said ditch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running North 84°12'13" West for a distance of 36.64 feet along said ditch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 68°07'59" West for a distance of 47.56 feet along said ditch to a N.C.T.D.: thence running South 58°02'21" West for a distance of 295.82 feet along said ditch to an iron, 1/2" rebar, old: thence running South 60°03'30" West for a distance of 106.08 feet within the said ditch along the property of Carol McAlister Heirs to an iron 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 27°04'34" West for a distance of 623.32 feet along the property of Farm Service Agency to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 54°13'13" East for a distance of 144.01 along the said property to an iron, S/8" rebar, new: thence running North 37" 33' 51" West for a distance of 1363.67 feet along the said property to an iron, 5/8” rebar, new, being the point of beginning. This being that property conveyed to Sandy A. Godwin II by deed of the United States of America acting through Farm Service Agency dated July 16, 1999 and recorded July 30, 1999 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A568 at page 2391. Tract 3 All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being on State Road S-21-85, East of the City of Lake City, being a portion of the home place of the Late P. G. Godwin, in Florence County, State of South Carolina, and being more particularly shown and delineated as Parcel "B", 40.942 acres on a plat prepared for Farm Service Agency, U.S.A. by Lown Surveying Services, Inc. dated June 5, 1998, and according to said plat having the following boundaries and measurements to wit: said parcel being referenced to the Southeast intersection of the right-of· ways of Secondary Road S-21-85 and Secondary Road S-21-461, being an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 66°05'00" East for a distance of 1768.20 feet along the Southern right-of· way of Secondary Road S-2185 to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 66" 05' 00" East for a distance of 2019.46 feet along southern right-of-way of said road to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 66° 05'00" East for a distance of 94.98 feet along said right-of-way to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 67° 56' 30" East for a distance of 389.95 feet along the chord of a curve in the said right-of-way to an iron, 5/8" rebar, new: thence running North 69° 47' 58" East for a distance of 1307.85 feet along the said right-of-way to a calculated point, no corner this date: thence running South 37" 26' 01" East for a distance of 505.82 feet along the property of Lee Cemetery to an iron, 1" pipe, old. being the point of beginning: thence running North 51° 02' 20" East for a distance of 177.64 feet along the said property to an iron, 1" pipe, old: thence running North 38° 11' 02" West for a distance of 447.86 feet along the said property to an iron, 5/8" rebar, old: thence running North 69° 52 '21" East for a distance of 594.81 feet along the southern right-of-way of Secondary Road S-21-85 to an iron, 1/2" rod, old: thence running North 61° 55' 28" East for a distance of 415.65 feet along the chord of a curve in the said right-of-way to an iron, 1/2" rod, old: thence running North 53° 58' 51" East for a distance of 765.49 feet along said right-of-way to an iron, 1" pipe, old: thence running South 22° 42' 44" East for a distance of 460.75 feet along the property of Carie Eugene Fryer to an iron, 1" pipe, old: thence running South 18°42'43" West for a distance of 91.12 feet along the property of Lolie Lynch Edwards to an iron, 1" pipe, old; thence running South 25" 23' 46" West for a distance of 1475.20 feet along said property to an iron, 3/4" pipe, old: thence running South 29° 05' 40"


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 West for a distance of 487.15 feet along said property to an iron, 1/2" axle, old: thence running North 35° 37' 39" West for a distance of 1175.50 feet along the property of Farm Service Agency to an iron, 1" pipe, old, being the point of beginning. This being that property conveyed to Sandy A. Godwin II by deed of the United States of America acting through Farm Service Agency dated July 16, 1999 and recorded July 30, 1999 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A568 at page 2391. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been waived, the bidding will not remain open but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees. SUBJECT TO A MORTGAGE LIEN IN FAVOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL REHABILITATION CORPORATION, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. ALSO SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF SALE. s/W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County June 17, 2019 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of The Citizens Bank vs. Bryan Byrd, H and O Rentals, LLC, American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc. d/b/a ABC Supply and Foxfire Condominium Association, Inc., CA# 2018-CP-21-03036, I, the undersigned, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Coward, State of South Carolina, on the East sid e of the right-ofway of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and facing on said right-ofway a distance of 1 19 feet, more or less, and having a depth on its southern line of 250 feet and a width on its rear or eastern line of 89. 7 feet and on its northern line, running back a distance of 144 feet to a point and thence in an easterly direction 1 15 feet to a point on Long Street. The said lot being bounded as follows, to wit: North by land this day conveyed to A.W.L. Parrott by the grantor herein and by lands conveyed to A.W.L. Parrott to Mrs. Melverie Benton, grantee herein, East by Long Street and South by property this day conveyed to Mrs. Ilah Bell Smith and West by right-of-way of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. The above described property was conveyed to H and ORentals, LLC by deed of JTD Properties, Inc., dated March 14, 2017 and recorded March 2017 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book B680 at page 329. TMS 1912-01—018 Address: 3809 Long Street, Coward, SC TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to

be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days after the sale as provided by law. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording fees. SUBJECT TO THE PROTECTING TENANTS AT FORECLOSURE ACT, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. s/ Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County June 11, 2019 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2019-CP-21-00508 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC against James A. McKissick,, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on August 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Courthouse, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being located in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.42 acres and being shown and designated as Lot No. Thirty-Five (35) on a map of Tarleton Estates Subdivision recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book N at Page 86. Reference is also made to a map made for J.H. Robertson, Jr., and Frankie E. Robertson by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated May 28, 1998, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 68 at Page 6. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the South by Clarendon Avenue for a distance of 95.83 feet; on the West by undesignated property for a distance of 189.61 feet; on the North by undesignated property for a distance of 27.45 feet; and 68.68 feet; and on the East by undesignated property for a distance of 192.24 feet. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to James A. McKissick by deed of J. H. Robertson, Jr., and Frankie W. Robertson recorded April 8, 2015 in Book B568 at Page 1232 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS: 9005308-005 Parcel No. 90053-08-005 Property Address: 1221 Clarendon Avenue Florence, SC 29505 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment being expressly waived by the Plaintiff, the bidding shall close on the date of sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.125% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF

RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for FLORENCE County Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 803-509-5078 / File # 1940210 Attorney for Plaintiff (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2019-DR-21-675 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Joan Spivey Defendant, IN THE INTEREST OF: Child born in 2003 Minor Under the Age of 18 TO DEFENDANT: Joan Spivey YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the complaint for emergency removal and notice of merits hearing in and to the minor child in this action, the original of which has been filed on May 17, 2019 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County, 181 N. Irby St., Suite 2700, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff , 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the merits hearing in this matter is scheduled for September 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Laura J. Bardsley, SC Bar # 13484 G. Conrad Derrick, SC Bar # 1652 South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354/(843) 6739247 Florence, South Carolina 2019 (7/17,7/24,7/31/19) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE C&S Used Cars Inc. located at 126 Farmers Rd. Pamplico SC will be having a sale of 2 storage units #4 and #29 for default of rent to the highest bid on July 26 2019 at 9:00 AM (7/17,7/24/19)

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United Way announces funding recipients The United Way of Florence County recently announced the allocation of funding to 25 non-profit agencies and programs from its 2018-19 fundraising campaign. The allocations also included $9,950 in future grants. Titled “Play A Starring Role,” the 201819 campaign completed in June raised $812,300. An additional $54,836 in Hurricane Florence Relief FEMA funds brought the total funds allocated to $882,086. “We increased the funding that was available to be allocated to the agencies by just over 7 percent from what the funding totals had been for the past few years,” said interim president Kevin Russell. “After talking to the local non-profits and seeing what needs were out there, we felt like it was crucial to be able to increase the amount of funding we give to the programs we already support while also funding new agencies and programs. I think our Community Investment Committee and Board of Directors did an

excellent job with their funding recommendations and I cannot wait to see all the amazing things these agencies will do with their funding.” In an effort to better address the needs of Florence County, the United Way of Florence County bases funding decisions on programs and agencies that fall within one of six impact areas. The six impact areas that will be focused on for the 2019-20 year along with the funding that each area received are listed below: n Financial Stability, $88,000 n Health, $239,050 n Education, $120,425 n Emergency Services, $180,536 n Special Needs, $55,000 n Youth, $184,125 The non-profit agencies and programs that were allocated the $812,300 in funding for the 2019-20 year include: n American Red Cross - Eastern SC Chapter (disaster relief), $55,000 n Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area

(Florence County Club sites), $100,000 n CARE House of the Pee Dee (counseling), $20,000 n Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, $6,000 n The Chrysalis Center of Circle Park, $20,850 n Civil Air Patrol, $3,500 n Florence Area Literacy Council, $40,000 n Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board (family support services), $45,000 n Florence Family YMCA (child care and safety around water), $21,500 n Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina (positive youth development), $20,000 n Lighthouse Ministries (ministry service aid and RAMP Program), $50,000 n Mercy Medicine FREE Clinic (free medical and dental services), $75,200 n Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault (victim assistance, safe shelter, and Durant's Children Center), $81,250

n Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center (audiology and speech pathology), $60,000 n The Salvation Army (emergency services and homeless shelter), $51,000 n Senior Citizens Association in Florence County (home delivered meals and group dining), $70,000 n Youth Mentors of the Pee Dee, $73,000 “The United Way of Florence County is extremely grateful for every individual who gave, advocated, and/or volunteered during the 2018-19 campaign and allowed us to be able to make such meaningful contributions to our community,” the organization stated in a press release. “We hope to continue to address even more impact areas and raise even more funds to be distributed to these lifechanging non-profits and programs when our 2019-20 campaign kicks off in September.” For more information, visit www.uwflorence.org.

Numerous projects planned at FMU

Florence-Darlington Technical College Choir student Kheyonta Washington rehearses with music instructor Rebecca Hunter. The recently revived FDTC choir will perform at the National Memorial Day Celebration in Washington D.C. in 2020.

FDTC revives student choir It’s been over 30 years, but soon, the sound of singing voices will be heard on the main campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College. Choir members will get college credit and a performance on a national stage is already in the works FDTC Instructor of Music Rebecca Hunter is reviving a student choir to be offered in the fall 2019 semester. Music 101 is the class that students have to sign up for to be considered for the FDTC Choir. There is an audition process for the choir.

Hunter is thrilled that her choir already has “a big time show!” She has secured them an invitation to sing at the National Memorial Day Celebration at the Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center. “It’s a great opportunity for students to learn from and hear other great musicians!” said Hunter. Hundreds of students from choirs around the country are invited to the three day celebration of the 2020 Memorial Day event in the nation’s capital. The U.S. Air Force Band is tenta-

tively set to play along with the FDTC Choir and the show will be broadcast to American armed forces and their families serving around the world. Hunter said, “It’s a great honor to perform for our service members!” The music instructor is applying for grants to help pay for the FDTC Choir’s expenses to the nation’s capital. For more information about the FDTC Choir and Music 101, contact Instructor of Music Rebecca Hunter via email at rebecca.hunter@fdtc.edu or call her at 843 661-8181.

Francis Marion University will soon begin a series of major construction projects designed to provide capacity for new academic programs, as well as refurbish existing facilities so they can better serve the FMU community in the decades ahead. FMU’s board of trustees recently unanim o u s l y approved two separate resolutions at its regular, quarterly meeting. FMU PresiCARTER dent Dr. Fred Carter also outlined the strategic vision behind the plans during the meeting. “These projects are an integral part of FMU’s future,” said Carter. “They’ll enhance existing programs, provide the capacity for new ones and accelerate the University’s momentum. It’s an exciting time to be at FMU.” The projects in the pipeline include the refurbishing of the old post office in downtown Florence, the construction of an Honors Center on FMU’s main campus, construction of the freshwater ecology laboratory and conference center on newly gifted University property just north the main campus, a final phase addition to the Griffin Athletic Complex field house, a remodeling of the

Smith University Center’s athletic facilities, residence hall renovations and the nearly completed new Dargan Street facility in the LS Rainwater Building. Perhaps the most complex project on FMU’s docket is the $8 million renovation of the old post office and federal building, on West Evans Street in downtown Florence. The 38,000square foot building, next door to FMU’s Carter Center for Health Sciences, will host classroom, lab and office space for FMU’s growing collection of Health Science programs. Work there is currently in the planning stage. A 146-acre tract gifted to FMU by the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation this spring will be the site of the new freshwater ecology laboratory and conference center. The land, which includes 20-acre lake, is north of the intersection of I-95 and S.C. 327. FMU has been in the process of renovating its Village Apartments, the oldest University residential housing units, since the end of the spring semester. That project is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy this fall. A major makeover of the Griffin Athletic Complex and the Smith University Center are also in the works. These improvements will add or enhance facilities for FMU’s student athletes

Reunion events benefit, promote former freed slave community BOB SLOAN Editor The old cabin has certainly seen its better days, and yet it remains standing. Nearly a century and a half of history is confined within its worn and battered walls. The cabin is the lone remaining homeplace from the nearly two dozen that made up the Jamestown free slave community, one of the first of its kind in the nation. The community and its history will be in the spotlight July 26-28 as part of “Celebrate Jamestown.” Among the events planned is a health fair

at City Grill on Friday. On Friday evening there will be a musical program in the Francis Marion University Chapman Auditorium featuring classical vocalist Tshombe Selby and the Georgia Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters. A Culture & Educational Day will take place Saturday on the settlement grounds. A prayer breakfast and banquet are planned for Sunday. The events are organized and sponsored by the Jamestown Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to educate people on the See JAMESTOWN, Page 2B

Only one cabin remains from the former Jamestown freed slave community in the Mars Bluff area of Florence County. Celebrate Jamestown events planned for July 26-28 will help preserve the National Historic Site and educate the public on what life was like for freed slaves during the nation’s Reconstruction Era following the Civil War.


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historical significance of Jamestown and the role it played in the lives of freed slaves. The Jamestown community, located near the Mars Bluff area of Florence County, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. It has a history that dates back to the post-Civil War Reconstruction era of the 1870’s. Terry James, director of the Jamestown Foundation, said his great-great-great grandfather and former slave Ervin James purchased 109 acres off East Old Marion Highway in Florence back in 1870 for $700. The land was divided into 22 units, each of which included a wooden cabin and enough land for a garden and some livestock. More than 300 James descendants were born and raised on the settlement before moving on

to other parts of the country to find work with higher wages and better treatment. Each year James’ descendants gather in Florence to celebrate their history and teach the younger generation the significance of the settlement to their lives. Saturday’s Culture & Educational Day will give participants a chance to walk through history and see what life was like for a freed slave in Jamestown during the Reconstruction era. The activities will start at 9:30 a.m. on the Jamestown property, located at 1114 Jamestown Road. The celebration will feature Dontavious Williams with African-American food ways, furniture maker Jerome Bias, Harriet Tubman re-enactor Carolyn Evans, Frederick Douglass re-enactor Mike E. Crutcher, Felicia Flemming McCall from the Southern

African American Heritage Center and 54 Massachusetts Regiment re-enactors, quilt-makers and cornhuskers. Saturday’s activities are free and open to the public. Donations will be graciously accepted. Concessions will be available. Sunday’s activities will consist of a prayer breakfast at Monumental Baptist Church in Florence at 8:30 a.m. A banquet will close the celebration on Sunday evening in Francis Marion University’s Ervin Dining Hall. The guest speaker will be Heather L. Hodges, director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. For more information about the Jamestown Foundation and the “Celebrate Jamestown” event, contact Terry James at (843) 3190660.

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library's Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of several accomplished Low Country AfricanAmerican artists to commemorate the Jamestown settlement of freed slaves. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served. Artists with works on display include Arianne King Comer, Alvin B. Glen, J. Renee Jefferson, and Oscar Wright IV. The exhibit will be on display from June 20 through Aug. 16. Comer studied commercial art and art history at Howard University, which led to a teaching career in Detroit. In 1992, her artistic muse led her to Ogshobo,

Nigeria, where a United Nations grant allowed her to study indigo dying in the Yoruban tradition. Comer eventually moved to St. Helena, where her lifelong love of family history, ocean landscapes and African folk art created a sense of “homecoming.” She is currently working on workshops planned in Port Antonio, Jamaica and a joint exhibition scheduled this fall at Charleston’s Waterfront Gallery. Glen, a public schools art instructor for 38 years, focuses his art on the Gullah and African-American culture. “My works are about common people, emotions and ideas,” states Glen. “I always try to use recognizable images, sometimes subtle allowing the viewers to

Vocalist Selby to perform at FMU Classical vocalist Tshombe Selby will perform Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. in the Chapman Auditorium of Francis Marion University as part of the Jamestown Foundation Reunion Celebration Weekend. Also performing will be the Georgia Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters. Admission for the program is $20. A native of Manteo, N.C., Selby has toured throughout the United SELBY States and Africa. He has also performed for the United States Congress. Selby made his Carnegie Hall debut in February of 2015 as a tenor soloist with Distinguished Concerts International New York, performing the tenor

The Georgia Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters will perform July 26 in the Chapman Auditorium at Francis Marion University. solos in the oratorio The Exodus, written by E. Robinson. The Georgia Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters are one of the world’s top performing artists of the Geechee Gullah culture. All

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slowly discover and interpret the work.” Commonly known as simply “J. Renee,” Jefferson is a native of New Orleans. Many of her works are on permanent display at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. She also has works on display in the W.E.B. Dubois Museum in Ghana, West Africa, and the McKenna Museum in New Orleans. Her works are dramatic combinations of exciting abstract colors embracing a backdrop of ethnic patterns, motifs, and tropical settings. The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence. For more information about the exhibit and related events, visit www.florencelibrary.org.

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performers are descendants of African slaves, offering a history and heritage presentation of African-American culture from slavery in an effort to continue the traditions of their ancestors. Their performance centers around the “ring shout,” a compelling fusion of counterclockwise dance-like movement, call-andresponse singing, and percussion consisting of handclaps and a stick beating the rhythm on a wooden floor. African in its origins, the ring shout affirms oneness with the Spirit and ancestors as well as community cohesiveness. The ring shout was first described in detail during the Civil War by outside observers in coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. Its practice continued well into the 20th Century, even as its influence was resounding in later forms like spiritual, jubilee, gospel and jazz. By the late 20th century, the ring shout itself was presumed to have died out until its rediscovery in McIntosh County, Ga., in 1980.


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Since its inception in 2017, 76 Florence-Darlington Technical College students have completed the MST Fast Track program. Most are still employed by McLeod Health.

MST Fast Track program offers training at McLeod Two years after launching, the MST Fast Track program continues to place FlorenceDarlington Technical College students into the workforce at McLeod Health. The MST Fast Track program launched in 2017 and is a partnership between FDTC’s Corporate Workforce and Development, McLeod Health, Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments, SC Works and Eckerd. The program is designed for individuals who aspire to become a Medical Surgical Technician at McLeod Health. “As a major healthcare employer in the Pee Dee, McLeod counts on our col-

lege to support their workforce pipeline,” said Dr. Mark Roth, FDTC Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology. The program launched with an initial $100,000 grant awarded by the Pee Dee Workforce Development Board to McLeod Health. Since then, several cohorts of the program have been funded by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and FDTC’s Workforce Scholarship funds. In November of 2018, the first cohort completed the program. Since its inception, 76 students have successfully completed the program, and

63 are still employed by McLeod Health. Following completion of the program, participants are eligible for a full-time job as a Medical Surgical Technician at McLeod Health, and they will also receive a Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion, which will allow them to take the State Certification exam. Students must have an accredited high school diploma or GED, and they must meet WIOA eligibility requirements. For more information on the MST Fast Track Program, call 843-777-4551 or email askrecruiting@mcleodhealth. org.

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Participants and sponsors needed for senior talent show at Leatherman Center

Rebecca McLain performs during a Murder Mystery Dinner last year at the Leatherman Senior Center.

The Leatherman Senior Center is looking for individuals, age 50 and over to participate in a “Seniors Got Talent� program Friday, Aug. 9 at the Leatherman Senior Center. The show starts at 3 p.m. and is admission is free. Each presentation should be no longer than five minutes. The

show will also feature a talent competition among other senior centers and sites.Those interested in performing should signup no later than July 20. The show is sponsored by the Leatherman Seasoned Players drama group. Leatherman Seasoned Play-

ers Drama Club is also seeking sponsors for the event. If you are interested in signing up, please contact them immediately at (843) 669-6761. For more details, call Janice Bogan, (843) 702-0269 on Thursdays between the hours of 3-5 p.m.

Wilson High IB results reveal high pass rate Long–awaited International Baccalaureate scores have been released for the 2018-2019 school year. According to the results, Wilson High School students had a 77 percent subject pass rate overall. Students taking English, history, German, Spanish, visual arts, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay had over 90 percent pass rates with scores in four of those areas exceeding the international average. IB exams are scored on a 1-7 scale, with seven being the highest score given. In five of the subject areas, sports science, Spanish, German, Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, seven Wilson students received a perfect 7. Brian Howell, Director of the International Baccalaureate Program for Florence 1 Schools, said that he was very pleased with this year’s results. “We had a high pass rate again this year and a number of students who received a perfect score in a subject area,� Howell said. “That reflects very well of our program’s rigor as well as the hard work and dedication of our students.� In order to receive an IB Diploma students must graduate with at least 24 combined points from attempted

IB courses including the essential elements of the Diploma Programme core: The Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. Wilson had 26 students in the class of 2019 graduate with an IB Diploma, one more than the previous school year. “Seeing an increased number of students graduating with this distinguished diploma is fantastic,� Howell said. “These students have worked diligently, many of them since middle school, and they are well prepared for college.� The IB graduates will be attending a wide variety of colleges and universities in the fall including Duke University, University of North Carolina, N.C. State, N.C. A&T State University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Emory University, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, College of Charleston, Clemson University, Clemson Honors College, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina Honors College, Eastern Connecticut University, Anderson University, Francis Marion University, FlorenceDarlington Technical College, Winthrop University, Coastal Carolina, and The Citadel.

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