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NEIGHBORS NAME: Allie Roark FAMILY: Parents Missy and Steve Roark BORN & RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Third grade teacher at Dewey Carter HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Counselor at Camp Pee Dee Pride, fitness, blogging, reading, beach WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My parents who showed and taught me the way to live focused on God, working hard and being the best version of myself.”

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FOREVR seeks to protect, improve area rivers BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. A diverse group of area citizens concerned about area rivers have formed a committee to protect and keep them clean and clear for paddling, boating and other recreational activities. The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers met on July 18 at Lynches River County Park for a group planning meeting. FOREVR is a newly formed group whose purpose is to protect and promote the natural, historic and recreational resources of the SC Revolutionary Rivers National Recreation Trail located within the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The group discussed short and long term goals, heard updates from working committees, talked about grant funds, and plans for the GoPaddle FOREVR event at Venters Landing on July 30. Bill Lane of the National Parks Service out of Atlanta lead the meeting. Lane, who assisted with the first meeting on May 11, has agreed to work with the group during its organizational phase. Representative Roger Kirby of S.C. House District 61, Quentin Hawkins, assistant to Sen. Hugh Leatherman, and Johnsonville Mayor Steve Dukes attended the meeting. Working committees for the group have been formed and include River Clean Up, Planning, Marketing, Finance and Membership.

BILL LANE SPEAKS TO NEW FOREVR GROUP AT LYNCHES RIVER COUNTY PARK There is lots of river clean up to be done, noted Barry Frick of River Rats Canoe and Kayak Rentals. He asked for volunteers willing to help clear sections downriver from the park. The Planning Committee is looking into the possibility of establishing platform camping sites, as well as walking and hiking trails, along the river.

Holly Beaumier of the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau, who serves on the Marketing Committee, reported on the Paddle SC River Event set for July 30 at Venters Landing in Johnsonville. This fund-raising event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. and include a variety of water games, vendors and paddle excursions on the river. A two-hour guided swamp

excursion will be offered, leaving at 1:30 p.m., she said. The excursion is limited to 20 paddlers and the cost per person is $135. Casual paddling will be offered for $35 per person. Tours include a grilled lunch and t-shirt. To reserve a spot, call Holly at 843-664-0330 or holly.beaumier@ visitflo.com. SEE

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City of Florence selected for Joseph P. Riley Jr. Award The City of Florence was selected above other municipalities in South Carolina to receive the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Award for Economic Development. The selection and presentation were made last weekend at the annual meeting of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC). This is the fifth

year the City of Florence has received an award from MASC. Started in 1987, the program affords local government officials and employees the opportunity to receive deserved recognition for superior and innovative efforts in local government. The program also provides a forum for sharing

the best public service ideas in South Carolina. The City of Florence was selected in the economic development category for their Downtown Master Plan that commenced in 2013. The goals of the plan addressed socioeconomic, cultural and physical features of downtown

revitalization. The deliverables of the extended plan include public spaces, housing, employment, mobility and infrastructure needs. New restaurants, hotels, shops, small businesses and museum are

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Wilson student makes perfect ACT score

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Etash Guha, a senior in Wilson High School’s International Baccalaureate Program, achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT during the spring assessment that was given to all juniors in South Carolina. This places him in the top one percent of students who have taken the test. South Carolina adopted the ACT in 2015 to replace the high school Exit Examination for State and Federal accountability. The ACT testing program includes multiple-choice tests in English, reading, mathematics, and science, as well as a writing test, which is an essay. The ACT test scores provide information about progress toward college readiness and are widely used by colleges in making decisions about admission. Guha is the son of Prabal Guha and Simi Sachdev. He is a member of Wilson High School’s Academic Chal-

JAMES “MARCH OF DIMES” JONES, left, gets an autograph by an unidentified lady while Florence Mayor Haskel Thomas assists holding the book. Others two men unidentified. Photo, circa 1949, courtesy of David C. Hewitt.

CITY SELECTED FOR JOSEPH P. RILEY AWARD FROM PAGE 1A also in the works. The next phase of the plan will continue to incorporate additional streetscape enhancements, parking, new housing, establishing downtown as a tourism destination, developing a food/artisan overlay district and linking the downtown area to the city’s existing trail systems. Florence Mayor Stephen J. Wukela stated, “We have made great strides and I am proud of the work of our City Council, supported by city staff, and look forward to what the future holds for our City.” To stay up-to-date with all of the latest information for the City, visit the page on the city’s website or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ETASH GUHA lenge Team, Mathematics Team and Cross-Country Team. Guha is currently awaiting patent approval for an invention that will reduce water consumption in third-world countries. He is also a designer of apps for Android. His latest app design will be released in December.

Deaths Baker, Betty Andrews, 85, died July 20, Belk Funeral Home. Boyce, William Martin, 72, died July 17, Belk Funeral Home. Davis, Brian, Pamplico, died July 13, Smith Funeral Home. Davis, Woodrow, died July 12, Smith Funeral Home. Goff, Sallie Viola, 80, died July 21, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Goforth, Annie Mae Talbert, 93, died July 21, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Houck, Charles Weston, 84, died July 19 in Charleston, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Kazilieris, Georgia Andrea, died July 20, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Kinsaul, Sarah Ruth

Robinson, 91, died July 22, Belk Funeral Home. McKenzie, Sylvia S., died July 18, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Odom, Aileen Amanda, died July 23, Belk Funeral Home. Jones, Martha Rogers, 62, died July 15, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Sanders-Cobb, Norma Jean, died July 11, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Sansbury, Cecil B., died July 17, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Shepard, Sadie “Pearl” Powers, died July 22, KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Stewart, Katherine Kirven, 82, Darlington, died July 22, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Willis, Bettye Cutler, 88, died July 21 in Lexington, Waters-Powell Funeral Home.

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Business Expo, Employment Fair to bring job recruitment, entrepreneurship development to Pee Dee Considering that the millennial unemployment rate stands at 12.8% (compared to the national average of 4.9%) comprehensive training and access to companies seeking employees is a must for the future economic stability for our region. The Business Expo And Employment Fair hopes to address these needs through its Saturday, Aug. 5, event. The expo will last from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the Career Fair from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Both will take place at the Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Local and national corporations will be present and actively recruit potential candidates. The Business Expo And Employment Fair is a great way for employers to meet potential candidates looking for full-time professional, part-time and internship opportunities. The vision for this event is to increase economic growth in our communities. This can be achieved by decreasing the unemployment rate. To echo the sentiments of Mayor Stephen J. Wukela, “Florence is in a renaissance. Our success is of our own making and we decide together to make it so. It can end as soon as we choose, or it can last as long as we like.” Keynote speakers addressing marketing, IT solutions, and networking for small businesses will also be highlighted. They include Marketing Consultant Triza Cox, owner of AccuStaff; Doris Lockhart of AVP of the Young Women Association; Stephanie Echols Jenkins, president and CEO of The Credit Lady Consumer Division 777; Miranda Harris, Florence-Darlington Technical College AVP of Information Technology; Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Tyrone Jones; Emmanuel Quaye, MD, of Magnolia Health Care and Dr. Brian Hutcheson of HopeHealth. Participants will also enjoy music from a recording artist with Clean Night Entertainment, Natasha Levy, fashion and shopping from various merchants. Organizations interested in participating in the Career Fair may contact the Business Empowerment Team at 843-245-8048 or by email at businessempowermentexpo@gmail.com.

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South of Pearl gets Business Pride Award DARLINGTON – The City of Darlington Beautification Board presented the Business Pride of Darlington Award to South of Pearl, 117 Edwards Ave., on Monday, July 17, for the work done to both the interior and exterior of the property. The Residential Pride Award is selected in April and October of each year, and the Business Pride Award selected in January and June of each year. The Business Award includes the interior of businesses and also other non-residential property. Nominations may be sent to City Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540; called in to 843-398-4000, ext. 103 or emailed to darlingtonplanner@ gmail.com.

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Ruiz Foods expanding, creating over 700 jobs Ruiz Food Products Inc., a producer of frozen food and snack products, is expanding its existing Florence County operations. The $79 million investment is expected to create 705 new jobs over the next several years. El Monterey™ is the flagship frozen Mexican food brand for Ruiz Foods and the top-selling brand of frozen Mexican food in the United States. Its products include burritos, tamales, breakfast burritos, empanadas, quesadillas, taquitos and more. Tornados™, also distributed nationally, is the company’s snack brand and a leader on convenience store roller grills. Ruiz Foods produces these items at facilities in California, South Carolina and Texas, employing nearly 3,600 team members nationwide. Located at 2557 Florence Harllee Boulevard in Florence, the company will be adding another production line to its South Carolina manufacturing facility immediately; and, there are plans to add additional lines in the next seven years. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should send resumes to FlorenceJobs@RuizFoods.com or visit the SC Tech Jobs website for more information. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $1 million Closing Fund grant was awarded to Florence County to assist with the costs of building construction. “Ruiz Food Products has been a tremendous partner of South Carolina’s, and the company’s decision to expand and create more than 700 new jobs is another example of the state’s competitive business environment which continues to bring new industry and jobs for our people. I congratulate Ruiz Foods on their latest expansion and wish them continued success,” commented Gov. Henry McMaster. “It’s wonderful to see such a well-respected company, like Ruiz Foods, not just locate in South Carolina, but grow and thrive here as well. This expansion is a tremendous win for Florence County, and it shows the world that South Carolina continues to be ‘Just right’ for businesses of all types,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “I am pleased Ruiz Foods is again investing and creating jobs in South Carolina. As the agribusiness industry grows, it continues to be a great shining light for South Carolinians. And with this Ruiz expansion comes another opportunity to have our farmers supplying customers around the world with South Carolina-grown products,” noted South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers. “As excited as we are for Ruiz Foods, Florence County, the state and all of the entities involved in this project, we are even more excited about Ruiz Foods’ future workforce and the impact the 705 job opportunities will have on them and their families. This $79 million investment shows real commitment to our community, and we look forward to their continued success,” stated South Carolina Senator Hugh K. Leatherman.

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International medical grads fill need for U.S hospitals By Fred M. Jacobs Medical schools outside the United States have become critical to our nation’s healthcare system. One-quarter of the physicians currently practicing in America received their degrees abroad. Yet a number of domestic medical schools are pushing to restrict physicians educated in foreign countries, including many who are U.S. citizens, from securing residencies at American hospitals. That makes little sense. Shutting out doctors educated abroad – especially given America’s looming shortage of physicians – would be counterproductive. The effort to block these doctors begins with a mismatch. U.S. medical schools are graduating more doctors, but the number of residency slots isn’t increasing proportionally. That imbalance has led some to conclude that foreign-trained doctors are taking Americans’ spots. But that conclusion is misguided. Thousands of doctors educated abroad and now practicing in the United States are American citizens. It would be unfair to restrict U.S. citizens’ access to residency programs in their own country just because they did their medical studies abroad. In addition, the number of residency slots available outstrips the number of new doctors from U.S. schools. The New England Journal of Medicine projects that by 2023-24, there will be 4,500 more residency slots available annually than new U.S. medical graduates. Most important is America’s need for doctors. By 2030, the United States could be short nearly 105,000 physicians. Over 40 percent of that burden could be in primary care. Yet U.S.-educated physicians tend to gravitate toward specialty care, thanks to its higher earning potential. Last year, fourth-year students at U.S. medical schools filled fewer than half the residency slots in internal medicine. Of the 3,238 first-year residencies filled in family medicine, meanwhile, American-trained physicians accounted for a mere 1,393. By contrast, U.S. graduates filled over 90 percent of residencies in orthopaedics. American-educated doctors’ reluctance to enter primary care has left the field open for international medical graduates, or IMGs. The latter comprise nearly 30 percent of all primary care doctors in the United States. More than half of the 870 medical-school graduates of St. George’s University, the school where I work, took residencies in either internal or family medicine in 2016. IMGs are more likely to work with patients who are underserved by the U.S. health system. IMGs treat more minority, foreign-born, and Medicaid patients than their U.S.-educated peers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. IMGs’ preference for primary care is due in part to how they are trained. Schools like St. George’s place more emphasis on teaching how to provide essential, everyday care. This difference in emphasis does not mean lower standards. To qualify for an American residency, IMGs must demonstrate that their qualifications are equivalent to U.S. medical graduates by passing three sections of the United States Medical Licensing Exam. In 2015, 96 percent of St. George’s medical students who took the USMLE Step One for the first time passed. IMGs must also pass an English proficiency test and have their clinical skills assessed. This qualification system ensures that there are no differences in clinical outcomes between foreign-trained and U.S. graduates. Doctors educated outside the United States are essential for delivering care inside the United States. Restricting their access to U.S. residencies would be a mistake.

Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D., is executive vice president of St. George’s University (www.sgu.edu). He is the former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Service.

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Bloopers add humor to church bulletins Following is a little humor from church bulletins or announcements made during church services: Don’t let worry kill you off – let the church help. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice. Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’ Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you. Ladies Bible Study will be held

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Thursday morning at 10 A.M . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. Is done. Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow... Scouts are saving aluminum cans,

bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. Potluck supper Sunday at 5 p.m. – prayer and medication to follow. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. Please use the back door. The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the church basement Friday at 7 p.m. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance. The associate minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: ‘I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours. Source: Little Known Facts

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The Lighthouse in need of AC The Veterans Resource Center of Florence is located in the Lighthouse Ministries building on Elm Street, here in Florence. Not too long ago the phone system in the building had to be replaced, which was a considerable expense. Shortly after, a heat pump went bad and had to be fixed. Now, another heat pump has gone bad in the middle of the summer where the temperature can reach the high 90’s. Lighthouse Ministries’ Executive Director has gotten estimates for fixing the heat pump--some are for a new compressor and others are for a

new unit. All options are very costly and difficult to afford with the expenses of the past year, especially as they budget to repair their roof. Because of the bad AC unit, we are running several fans throughout the building. I’m sure that running the fans and the extra strain on the remaining units is probably driving the electric bill even higher than it would normally be. The clients that come here for services are really feeling the effects of this bad unit. We would really like to get the unit fixed/replaced for free, if possible, or at

the very least, get it done at a drastic discount. For everything that Lighthouse has done and continues to do for this community, it seems that someone would be willing to step up and help Lighthouse Ministries. I feel sure they could give you a receipt for your taxes. If so, please contact me at 843-6156307 or Cecilia Meggs at Lighthouse 843-629-0830 CB Anderson Veterans Resource Center of Florence

Random thoughts and questions Did the South Carolina legislature accomplish anything this year? Same for U.S. Congress. Global warming/climate change? America is the second largest contributor next to China? Go hug a tree and get real. President Trump thinks political correctness sucks and so do I. If you live in a “gated community” but oppose “The wall” check yourself. Do traffic laws apply to everyone but you? Do you have a CWP but don’t carry? Why did you get it?

Metal detectors to check for weapons at high school graduations?

America is nearly $20 trillion in debt and still spending like a drunk Democrat/Republican.

Why don’t non-radical Muslims speak out against radical Muslims? I think I know.

Does it drive you up-the-wall when a TV commercial volume goes up a lot? Dave Hicklin, Florence

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Should texting and driving be dealt with the same as DUI? Yes! Roadway marking paint must be terribly expensive. It sure is lacking on our streets and highways. Do you wear a helmet and take a sedative when you fly commercial? Headline: Mars could have had an ocean. Who cares? When a country is bankrupt space exploration is crazy.

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19 Track Club athletes qualify Wilson’s new coach for nationals at USATF Region IV JACKSONVILLE – The Florence Track Club had 52 athletes travel to the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium for the USATF Region 4 Championships. The home of the Ospreys hosted thousands of youth from South Carolina, Georgia and Florida as they competed for a chance to advance to the USATF National Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. The hot and humid weather made for a very challenging environment as the young athletes fought to secure their spot at Nationals. In order to advance, the athlete had to place in the top five places in their event. FTC had 19 athletes successfully complete this task and move on to Nationals. Leading the way for FTC was Kaleb Burroughs, qualifying in all 3 of his events. Cassie Hitch, Caelin Sloan and Ja’Marcus Williams qualified in two of their events. FTC had three regional champions. Those earning the gold medal were Kaleb Burroughs (9-10 boys) with a javelin throw of 31.3 meters, Kamille Cunningham (11-12 girls) with a high jump of 1.5 meters, and Cassie Hitch (1112 girls) in 1500 Race Walk with a time of 8:57.99. Silver medal winners were Ellison Banner (8 and under girls) with a javelin throw of 13.69m, Kaleb Burroughs (910 boys) in the 1500m in 5:12.17, Caelin Sloan (11-12 girls) in 1500 Race Walk in 8:58.09, Hidde Verkoeijen (910 boys) in 1500 Race Walk in 14:11.86, and Ja’Marcus Williams (9-10 boys) with a long jump of 4.22 meters and a javelin throw of 29.72 meters. Bronze medal winners were Jalene Kennedy (13-14 girls) in 3000 Race Walk in 30:31.43, Rileigh Lacy (13-14 girls) with a pole vault of 2.41 meters, Sarah Beth Small (15-16 girls) in 2000m Steeplechase in 12:17.32, Jordyn Todd (13-14 girls) with a javelin throw of 22.62 meters. Winston Stewart won the bronze medal in the decathlon, but did not advance. Only the top 2 in each multi event are able to move on to Nationals.

Fourth place medal winners were Kaylanna Burroughs (9-10 girls) in the 1500m run in 5:44.59, Cassie Hitch (1112 girls) with a high jump of 1.35 meters, Kavan Reynolds (11-12 boys) with a high jump of 1.25 meters, Brittany Sloan (9-10 girls) in 1500 Race Walk in 11:33.94, Caelin Sloan (11-12 girls) with a javelin throw of 24.01 meters, and Hannah Wagner (15-16 girls) with a javelin throw of 25.53 meters. Fifth place medal winners were Kaleb Burroughs (9-10 boys) in the 800 in 2:32.34, Jordan Hilton (15-16 boys) with a high jump of 1.7 meters, Tyae McWhite (13-14 boys) with a high jump of 1.5 meters, Ketaveious Rose (9-10 boys) with a high jump of 1.15 meters, and Thandi Stewart (13-14 girls) with a discus throw of 24.74 meters. In addition to the medal performances, there were several club records broken and many more personal records broken during this meet. The team is accepting doonations to help fund the athletes’ trip to Nationals. Donations may be sent to the Florence Track Club, C/O City of Florence Parks and Recreation, 513 Barnes Street, Florence, SC 29501.

Derek Howard has been named the new head coach at Wilson High School. He replaces Thomas Balkcom who recently resigned from the post. Howard has more than 13 years of professional coaching experience, and for the past five years, he has served as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Ridge View High School. Prior to that, Howard worked at Keenan High School where he was offensive coordinator and quarterback coach (2008-2011) and head track coach (2008-2010). Coach Howard’s coaching career also includes stints at Fairfield Central High (2007), Lower Richland High (2006), and at Allen University (2004-2005). Wilson High School Principal Dr. Eric Robinson said, “I am excited about the athletic energy as well as the academic prowess that Coach Howard brings to Wilson High School. I am confident that he will be a perfect fit for our athletic program, and we are happy to welcome him

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DEREK HOWARD back home.” Howard, who has roots in the Pee Dee, attended elementary school in Florence but moved away with his family at an early age. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia (2004). While at Morehouse, Coach Howard was a four-year starter at running back. Academically, he has served as a chemistry, physics, and physical science teacher at each of the high schools where he has coached.

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NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00313 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. April C. Jackson, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 1, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, LYING AND BEING SITUATE APPROXIMATELY FIVE MILES SOUTH OF FLORENCE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT 5, BLOCK EE ON A PLAT OF TARA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, SECTION 5 BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS DATED JANUARY 1973 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14 AT PAGE 92 AND BEING FURTHER SHOWN ON A PLAT OF TARA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION PREPARED FOR SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL BANK BY EDMUNDS LAND SURVEYORS, INC. DATED JUNE 5, 1992, LAST REVISED NOVEMBER 12, 1992 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 46 AT PAGE 373, AND SAID LOTS HAVING THE MEASUREMENTS AND BOUNDARIES AS SET FORTH ON THE LATTER REFERRED TO PLAT WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN

600...................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605..................................BURIAL SPACES 610 ..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612......................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615..............................................CONDOS 618 .....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620...............................HOMES FOR RENT 625...............................HOMES FOR SALE 630..................................LAND FOR RENT 632................................LAND FOR LEASE 635..................................LAND FOR SALE 636....................................LAND WANTED 640.................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645.................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650 ....................................OFFICE SPACE 660 ............................RESORT PROPERTY 665.............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670 ..............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900....................................................ATVS 910............................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 .................................. ................CARS 930...................................MOTORCYCLES 940 ...........................RV SALES/RENTALS 950.................................. .................SUVS 960 ............................................TRAILERS 970............ ..................................TRUCKS 980 ...................................................VANS 990 ..........................................STATEWIDE

BY REFERENCE. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO APRIL C. JACKSON BY DEED OF CONG HUU TRAN DATED MAY 18, 2012 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 12, 2012 IN BOOK B434 AT PAGE 1493 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 802 East Bonnie Lane, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 01812-01-277 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount

of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.125% 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 (7/12, 7/19, 7/26/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-01471 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSING FINANCE AND D E V E L O P M E N T AUTHORITY, Plaintiff, vs. JANESSA REESE, JANAE WASHINGTON, and JORDON WASHINGTON, AS HEIRS AT LAW OF FARAH WILLIAMS A/K/A FARAH FANY WILLIAMS, DECEASED, AND ANY OTHER HEIRS-AT-LAW OR DISTRIBUTEES OR

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR SPOUSES, IF ANY THEY HAVE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WITH ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; ALSO ANY UNKNOWN ADULTS AND THOSE PERSONS WHO MAY BE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ALL OF THEM BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS JOHN DOE; AND ANY UNKNOWN MINORS OR PERSONS UNDER A DISABILITY BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE; and MIDLAND FUNDING LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND ATTORNEY TO: THE DEFENDANTS HEREIN, NAMES AND ADDRESSES UNKNOWN, INCLUDING ANY THEREOF WHO MAY BE MINORS, IMPRISONED PERSONS, INCOMPETENT PERSONS, UNDER OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY OR IN THE MILITARY SERVICE, IF ANY, WHETHER RESIDENTS OR NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN OR COMMITTEE, OR OTHERWISE, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY MAY RESIDE, IF ANY THERE BE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Motion for an order appointing Kelley Y. Woody, Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi, for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe or John Doe, defendants herein, names and addresses unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, imprisoned persons, incompetent persons, or under other legal disability, and as Attorney for said parties who may be in the military service, whether residents or nonresidents of South Carolina, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said minors or persons under other legal disability, if any, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or either of them, a Guardian ad Litem to represent them for the purposes of this action, the appointment of said Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney shall be made absolute. June 15, 2017 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to

answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint upon the subscribers, at their office, 1703 Laurel Street, Post Office Box 11682, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint in the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on June 5, 2017. June 15, 2017 LIS PENDENS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced in this Court upon the Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendants for the foreclosure of that certain Mortgage of Real Estate given by Farah Williams a/k/a Farah Fany Williams, now deceased, to First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston, its successors and assigns, dated May 8, 2006, and recorded on May 19, 2006, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book B012 at Page 447 and rerecorded on July 28, 2006 in Book B028 at Page 597 (the "Mortgage”). By Mortgage Assignment (the “Assignment”), First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston assigned the Mortgage to the Plaintiff, and the Assignment was recorded June 30, 2006, in Book B021 at Page 1481 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina and re-recorded on February 7, 2007 in Book B075 at Page 951. At the time of the filing of this notice, the premises affected by the said action were situated in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and are described as follows: All those certain pieces, parcels, or lots of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as portions of Lots 8 and 9, as shown on a map prepared for Paul S. and Cindy J. Brokaw by Lind, Hicks and Associates, Surveyors, dated June 16, 1999, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book 71 at Page 316. Reference is also made to a plat prepared for Donald J. Backer and Thelma F. Backer by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 79 at Page 307. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete

and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Farah Williams by deed of Donald J. Backer and Thelma F. Backer dated May 8, 2006 and recorded May 19, 2006 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book B012 at Page 442. TMS#: 90123-07-023 For a complete description of the property encumbered by the Mortgage, the undersigned craves reference to the Mortgage, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC P. O. Box 11682 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 803) 233-1177 By: Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff June 2, 2017 (7/12, 7/19, 7/26/17) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that LAX PROPERTIES LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of WINE AND LIQUOR at 902-C SOUTH CASHUA DRIVE. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JULY 28, 2017. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (7/12, 7/19, 7/26/17) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2016-CP-21-00019 MTGLQ Investors, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs- Jamie R. Pridgen and South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of MTGLQ Investors, L.P. vs. Jamie R. Pridgen and South Carolina Department of Revenue, I, Doris O'Hara, as Clerk of Court for Florence County, will

sell on August 7, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 13 as shown on a map of Westchester made by Banks and Powers, Surveyors, dated July 10, 1963 and recorded in Plat Book S at page 112. Reference being had to the above mentioned map for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Jamie R. Pridgen by deed of James Edward Pridgen and Alma Evans Pridgen recorded simultaneously herewith, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS #: 1012-01054 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded by the Plaintiff, the sale of the subject property will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to Section 15-39-720, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976; provided, however, that the Court recognizes the option reserved by the Plaintiff to waive such deficiency judgment prior to the sale, and notice is given that the Plaintiff may waive in writing the deficiency judgment prior to the sale; and that should the Plaintiff elect to waive a deficiency judgment, without notice other than the announcement at the sale and notice in writing to the debtor defendant(s) that a deficiency judgment has been waived and that the sale will be final, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.5% per annum. Doris O'Hara Clerk of Court for Florence County Theodore von Keller,

Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (7/19, 7/26, 8/2/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-CP-21-01194 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Theodore T. Lasure Jr.; Latin New Home Construction, LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 7, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 1 BLOCK "F", AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF ASHWOOD ESTATES BY EBERT E. FLOYD AND J.B. FLOYD, DATED MARCH 31, 1955 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK "P" AT PAGE 136. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THEODORE T. LASURE, JR. BY DEED OF LATIN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION, LLC, SAID DEED HAVING BEEN DATED NOVEMBER 6, 2009 AND RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 9, 2009 IN DEED BOOK B275 AT PAGE 1264 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 115 East Thorncliff Road, Florence, SC 295055114 TMS: 01521-01-061 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with

the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (7/19, 7/26, 8/2/17)

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2015-CP-21-01664 Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as trustee for Green Tree 2008-MH1 by Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, -vsAlfonzia McElveen, The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Chessie Vivians, and any other Heir-ast-law or Devisees of Chessie Vivans, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any 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 or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Claudia McElveen and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as trustee for Green Tree 2008-MH1 by Green Tree Servicing LLc vs. Alfonzia McElveen, The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Chessie Vivians, and any other Heir-ast-law or Devisees of Chessie Vivans, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with


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any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any 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 or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Claudia McElveen and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, Doris O'Hara, as Clerk of Court for Florence County, will sell on August 7, 2017, at 12:00 Noon, at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.35 of an acre shown on a plat prepared by Charles W. Bailey dated August 5, 2002 and recorded in Book 103 at Page 412 in the Florence County Records. For a more complete and accurate description reference said plat. This being the same property conveyed to Chessie Vivian by deed of Nathaniel W. Rosenfeld dated April 15, 1981 and recorded April 29, 1981 in book A173 at Page 611 in the Florence County Records. This being the same property conveyed to Alfonzia McElveen and Chessie Vivians aka Chessie Vivian by deed of Chessie Vivians aka Chessie Vivian dated October 14, 2002 and recorded February 17, 2016 in Book B616 at Page 1293 in the Florence County Records. Together with that certain 2003 Fleetwood Manufactured Home (Vin# GAFL235A&B87695-EA12) TMS #: 90106-02-024 land 23000-38-792 mh SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded by the Plaintiff, the sale of the subject property will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to Section 15-39-720, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976; provided, however, that the Court recognizes the option reserved by the Plaintiff to waive such deficiency judgment prior to the sale, and notice is given that the Plaintiff may waive in writing the deficiency judgment prior to the sale; and that should the Plaintiff elect to waive a deficiency judgment, without notice other than the announcement at the sale and notice in writing to the debtor defendant(s) that a deficiency judgment has been waived and that the sale will be final, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.25% per annum. Doris O'Hara Clerk of Court for Florence County Theodore von Keller, Esquire B. Lindsay Crawford, III, Esquire Sara Hutchins Columbia, South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff (7/19, 7/26, 8/2/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2016-CP-21-00824 U.S. Bank National Association as trustee for Holders of Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-RF1, Plaintiff, v. Ada O. Nwankudu; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Sara W. Norwood, deceased, their heirs, Per-

sonal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Beth Sheppard Lee; Montessori School of Florence; Branch Banking and Trust Company s/b/m to Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina; First Reliance Bank; GMAC Mortgage LLC, AMENDED SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Ada O. Nwankudu to First Reliance Bank dated February 16, 2001 and recorded on February 26, 2001 in Book A621 at Page 1290, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and

being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.17 acres, more or less and being bounded as follows: On the East by Warley Street for a distance of 50.06 feet; on the North by property now or formerly of Montessori School of Florence for a distance of 150.02 feet; on the West by property now or formerly of Montessori School of Florence for a distance of 50.00 feet; and on the South by property now or formerly of Beth Sheppard Lee for distance of 150.00 feet. All as further and more specifically shown on that plat of survey recorded November 2, 2016 in Book 105 at Page 270 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County, South Carolina. This is the same property conveyed to Ada O. Nwankudu by deed of Walter Ritter and Linda Ritter, dated February 16, 2001, and recorded February 26, 2001, in Deed Book A621 at Page 1553, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County. TMS No. 90074-09-019 Property Address: 313 Warley Street, Florence, SC 29501 NOTICE OF FILING AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amended Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on January 27, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 313 Warley Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Bradford M. Stokes, SC Bar No. 78032 Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff

(7/19, 7/26, 8/2/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE CASE NO. 2016CP2102449 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION against JUSTINA LESANE, et al., I, the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County, will sell on August 7, 2017 at 12:00pm, at the FLORENCE County Courthouse, FLORENCE, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS: LOT NO. 155, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF OLDE MILL SUBDIVISION, PHASE III, PREPARED BY NESBITT SURVEYING COMPANY, DATED JULY 9, 2001, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 77 AT PAGE 108. REFERENCE IS BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE-MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE AND COMPLETE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. TO COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, EASEMENTS, AND RESTRICTIONS AS SHOWN RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT IN AND FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED AS SHOWN RECORDED BOOK B-270 AT PAGE 0275, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, IN AND FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. A/K/A: 1115 ROCK CREEK RD, FLORENCE, SC 29505 PARCEL ID#:18013 01 040 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Clerk of Court at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the 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 plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. 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 twenty (20) days, then the Clerk of Court may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty (30) days after the date of sale. 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 2.5% per annum. Subject to assessments, FLORENCE County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. THE HONORABLE BENJAMIN D. MOORE SPECIAL REFEREE FOR FLORENCE COUNTY (7/19, 7/26, 8/2/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-739 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against Jeff Tracewell a/k/a Jeffery B. Tracewell, et al., I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, situate and being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 16, Block "B", as shown on a map of Brigadoone Subdivision, Phase II, by Heller and Associates, Engineers, dated May 27, 1993, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 49 at Page 374. Reference is

also made to a more recent plat prepared for Jeffery B. Tracewell and Amanda W. Tracewell by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., dated March 8, 2011 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 98 at Page 98. Said property being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the North by Lot 17, Block "B" for a distance of 150.49 feet; on the East by the right of way of Brigadoone Lane for a total distance of 107.29 feet; on the South by Lot 15, Block "B" for a distance of 143.32 feet; and on the West by Brigadoone, Phase I for a total distance of 125.22 feet. Reference being had to the aforementioned plats for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Jeffery B. Tracewell by deed of Frances Lee Roberts, dated April 8, 2011 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 8, 2011 in Deed Book B347 at Page 1577. TMS#: 01508-02016 1876 Brigadoone Lane Florence, South Carolina 29505 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the 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 plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. 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, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall 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 4.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County (7/26, 8/2, 8/8/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-00733 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against Patricia Plummer Smith and South Carolina Department of Revenue, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence and State of South Carolina containing 4.96 acres and being more particularly shown and delineated on a plat of property prepared by William F. Cox, Jr., PLS, dated October 16, 2007 and recorded in Plat Book 92 at Page 457 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and being bounded as follows: to wit: ON the North by lands of Melanie Floyd and Charles E. and Jeanne C. Lee; On the East by Charles E. and Jeanne C. Lee; On the South by lands of Billy K. Floyd and on the West by lands of Billy K. Floyd and Central Road. All as is shown in said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as part of this description. This being the same property conveyed to Patricia Plummer Smith by

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deed of Jeanette Mims dated October 25, 2007 and recorded on October 25, 2007 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B142 at Page 756. Together with a 1990 Horton Classic Mobile Home, VIN# H77301GL&R 1622 Central Rd, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS # 069-03053 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the 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 plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. 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, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall 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 6.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01281 SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Arthur D. Reinovsky a/k/a Arthur Reinovsky, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Anastasia Faith Smith; Kathryn Ann Perley, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the

service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Arthur D. Reinovsky a/k/a Arthur Reinovsky to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. dated December 30, 2014 and recorded on December 31, 2014 in Book B555 at Page 218, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot land situate, lying and being located on S.C. Hwy. 403 approximately 3 miles South of the Town of Timmonsville, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and containing 1.00 acre as shown on a map of Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated July 17, 1986, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 25 at page 770. Reference is also made to a map made for Betsy P. Langston by William E. Smothers, Jr., PLS dated April 2, 1996, and recorded in Plat Book 60 at page 240. Said lot being bounded, now or formerly, as follows, to-wit: On the East by S.C. Highway 403, for a distance of 130 feet, On the South by Henry J. Lockhart, for a distance of 335 10 feet, On the West by Henry J Lockhart, for a distance of 130 feet, and On the North by Henry J. Lockhart and TimmonsvilleSardis Rural Fire Department, Inc. for a distance of 335.10 feet Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Arthur Reinovsky by Deed of Betty P. Langston dated December 30, 2014 and recorded December 31, 2014 in Book B555 at Page 214 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00020-04-070 Property Address: 1519 Cale Yarborough Highway, Timmonsville, SC 29161 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on May 16, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Peti-

tion for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1519 Cale Yarborough Highway, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Bradford M. Stokes, SC Bar No. 78032 Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17) NOTICE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS' COURT DIVISION NO. ____ ADOPTIONS 2017 (available upon request) TO: George Miller, DOB: 09/04/1985 IN RE: ADOPTION OF O.D. DOB: 02/11/2016 A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, O.D. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. The hearing will be held in Courtroom 5, 4th Floor, Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on August 18, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. If you do not appear at the hearing, the Court may decide that you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to appear may affect the Court’s decision on whether to end your rights to your child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. Please note, that Sheri Coover, Esquire, has been court appointed to represent your interests in the juvenile court matter. You may contact Ms. Coover at 10 Courthouse Avenue, Suite 101, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 or by telephone at (717) 243-3518. Prepared by: Lindsay D. Baird, Esquire Solicitor, Cumberland County Children & Youth Services Ph. (717) 240-6579 (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17)

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West Florence High School retiring Coach Charles Nelson has been named the 2016-17 Boys’ Tennis Coach of the Year by the Board of the Directors of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association. Nelson received the award on Sunday, July 23, at the Charleston Convention Center. This past school year, Nelson led the West Florence Tennis Team to win the Lower State title for the eighth time. Among his stellar accomplishments as West Florence tennis coach are seasons with the following record finishes: 475-69 regular; 588108 overall; and 358-48 region. Nelson has seen 14 players to individual state championship matches including Andrew Halus this past year. From 1983-2008, the team produced five individual state champions, and two players have won the doubles state championship. Eleven players have represented the team in the North/South Senior Match including Andrew Halus in 2017. Nelson’s team has also produced 13 All-State players including Burns Grich in 2017. To his credit, the Knights have won 24 region titles from 1985 to 2017, and the team won state championships in 1985, 1986, 2007 and 2008. Nelson has had the honor of serving as the

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TKA sporting clay team finishes fourth at national tournament TKA students Hughes Milling, sophomore, Carter Parrott, senior and Daylon Mahn, junior, represented South Carolina as the All State team members at the SCTP National Sporting Clays Tournament in Ohio, July 11 -15. The team finished fourth in the JV Division overall, competing against 41 other teams. They also finished fifth overall, out of 35 teams, in the High School Division. The team was accompanied

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Pee Dee students explore art in Ignite summer program Children in the Boys and Girls Clubs in Hannah Pamplico and Hemingway spent a week exploring their artistic voices, interests and skills in Ignite, an outreach program hosted by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and funded by Duke Energy. As a summer arts residency program, the Governor[s School provides the resources and teachers to develop and lead arts and culture education programs in areas of need across the state, usually with Boys and Girls Clubs and schools. The purpose of the program is to ignite a passion for the arts in young students. This summer, approximately 100 Hannah Pamplico and Hemingway students learned how artists are inspired by the world around them, and how they include nature in their artistic processes. They visited the Florence County Museum, where they dyed fabric with indigo and learned about the natural resources found in the Pee Dee area and around the world. During the week they also created short musical compositions based on nature, explored poetry through movement, and experimented with creating their own nature-inspired poems. “I enjoyed learning about natural resources, and I love getting to learn about nature,” said one student, while another commented, “I enjoyed being at the museum where I learned so many new things!” “These programs with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee are a cornerstone to a more expansive program in the region that includes a year-round partnership with the Williamsburg County School District,” said Carol Baker, SCGSAH outreach coordinator.

STUDENT DYES FABRIC AT THE MUSEUM Funds provided by Duke Energy also allowed the Governor’s School to expand Williamsburg County programs into the summer months. “With Duke Energy’s support, we were able to help fill the school district’s needs for drama education and literacy development by providing highly specialized services to students in these areas this summer, including a twoweek script writing workshop at Hemingway Middle School, and by developing a more expansive partnership with the South Carolina Arts Commission, a drama-based literacy program at Kenneth Gardner Elementary,” said

Baker. As part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students in South Carolina, SCGSAH offers a comprehensive series of outreach programs, like Ignite, designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations, and students. These initiatives seek to match the school’s resources with the needs and interests of schools and partners statewide. Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-

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Parkinson’s Disease Support group A meeting of the Florence area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 121 E. Cedar Street, Florence. Christopher Brennick, Pharmacy Manager, Wal-Mart, will speak about Parkinson’s Disease medications, safety, and interactions. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family, and friends. For more information call 843-673-0854 or haybrton@ gmail.com.

SCA to host yard sale Senior Citizens Association in Florence County (SCA) will be hosting an indoor/outdoor yard aale on Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 a.m. until noon. The yard sale will be held at the Leatherman Senior Center, 600 Senior Way. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit Meals On Wheels and other programs for homebound seniors in Florence County. SCA will be accepting donations in good, clean condition to include in the yard sale including furniture, household items, infant and children’s clothing and more. A limited number of booth spaces will also be available for $25 for those who would like to sell their own items. The Senior Citizens Association in Florence County is a private, nonprofit, community based organization. SCA relies on grants, donations, contributions, membership fees, and assistance from volunteers to provide services and assistance to Florence County Senior Citizens. The mission of the Senior Citizens Association is to provide a full range of services to Florence County’s Senior Citizens. The purpose of these services is to promote the physical, mental, and social well-being of senior citizens, enhancing quality of life and providing assistance in maintaining independence. For additional information, contact Jesseca Horton at 669-6761 or sca. marketing@sc.twcbc.com.

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Florence County Library registering for fall programs The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. The library has planned a variety of programs for children. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843292-7382. Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs. Daycare centers may call for a separate appointment for preschool storytime. Toddler and Preschool Storytime The library will offer toddler and preschool storytimes on Tuesday mornings. Children must be two years old to register for toddler storytime and 3, 4 or 5 years

old to register for preschool storytime. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, simple crafts and music for these programs. Toddler storytime will begin Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m. and last 20 minutes. Preschool storytime will begin on Tuesday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes. Bilingual Storytime The library will offer bilingual storytime on Tuesday evenings for ages 2-5. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, and music on a bilingual theme. Bilingual storytime will begin Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. and last 30 minutes. Tweens Programs The library will offer programs for children in grades 3-5 on Wednesday afternoons. The programs will

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is limited. Bookworms Book Club This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 3-5 and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 26th at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Monday Library Lab The library will be offering Monday Library Lab for children in grades 4-6 beginning

September 11 at 3:30 p.m. Children will be learning about a variety of science concepts. Registration is required and space is limited. Sunday Family Movies The Florence County Library will be having popular movies for families on Sundays beginning September 10 at 2:30 p.m. The movies are rated either G or PG and are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

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IB Program graduates 33 students Thirty-three students in the International Baccalaureate Program in the Wilson High School Class of 2017 received their International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. This is the largest number of diplomas ever awarded to a Wilson High School class. An International Baccalaureate diploma is awarded to students who complete a rigorous course of study by taking six courses in a minimum of five different subject groups. In addition to taking the six exams, these students also complete a Theory of Knowledge course, an extended essay which is an independently researched 4,000 word paper and 150 hours of community action, and service. “We are extremely proud of the success of this graduating cohort of IB students,” said Dr. Eric Robinson, Principal of Wilson High School. “These students have worked very hard these past four years, and it is evident by the results on their IB examinations. Since

entering Wilson High School their freshmen year, these students have assimilated and have demonstrated unconditional pride and acceptance of the Wilson tradition.” Wilson’s diploma recipients scored above the world average in literature, history, chemistry, and standard-level biology. One hundred percent of the students who took German passed the examination during their junior year, and one hundred percent of the students who took higher-level mathematics passed the examination. Three of the students earned the highest possible score of a seven: Andrew Raines in Spanish, Quentin Milligan in English Literature, and Neil Dey in Spanish, Further Math, and Chemistry. Students receiving an IB diploma and the college/university they will attend this fall include: Annie Abernathy, University of Pittsburg; Margo Averitt, Clemson University; Ashni Bhojwani, Clemson University; Benjamin Bonds,

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National Park working with lower Richland to showcase total eclipse HOPKINS – Staff at Congaree National Park and community members in Lower Richland are busy preparing for a total solar eclipse which is set to occur on Monday, Aug. 21. The path of the eclipse, also known as the “Path of Totality” will include South Carolina with Lower Richland and Congaree National Park located directly in the path. As the sun begins to be obscured by the moon, darkness will begin to settle on the region. For approximately 2 ½ minutes the sun will be

Vacant seats at several universities The College and University Trustee Screening Commission is accepting letters of intent to begin screening and qualifying candidates for the following vacant seats: Francis Marion University 5th Congressional District – seat 5 - term expires June 30, 2018 Medical University of South Carolina 7th Congressional District - medical seat - term expires June 30, 2020 – candidate must be a healthcare professional University of South Carolina 14th Judicial Circuit - term expires June 30, 2020 – candidate must reside in either Allendale, Hampton, Colleton, Jasper or Beaufort counties Winthrop University 4th Congressional District - seat 4 - term expires June 30, 2022 It is required by law that any person who wishes to offer as a candidate for a board position must notify the Screening Commission in writing of his/her intent to offer for the specific seat. For seats designated as congressional district seats or judicial circuit seats candidates must reside in that district. For purposes of this commission – residence is determined by driver’s license, voter registration, payment of 4% personal property tax and income tax filing. The deadline for receiving letters of intent is Monday, July 31, 2017 at noon. The letter of intent must be hand delivered to the Commission Office - 213 Gressette Building in Columbia no later than noon on July 31, 2017. The letter of intent must contain name, home address, telephone number and email address for the candidate. Incomplete letters will not be accepted. Questions should be addressed to either Martha Casto or Julie Price at 803-212-6430.

completely blocked with only its outer rays visible. The great outdoors will be on full display in the wild areas found in and around Congaree National Park and the rural communities of Lower Richland. A wide range of activities and viewing opportunities will be available in the park and surrounding area and will celebrate this special occurrence. Shadows and Science at Congaree National Park will take place Aug. 19, 20 and 21. The special event will feature educational pro-

grams, exhibits and activities in the park which will focus on science and the natural world and will culminate with the eclipse on Monday, August 21. The day of the eclipse will feature viewing areas, special ranger programs and guided hikes which will lead to prime viewing locations in the park. “We are excited to take part in such a unique event,” says Park Superintendent Tracy Stakely, “The day of the eclipse we will be working with some of our park neighbors to ensure that

everyone has a safe, memorable experience.” As part of the community efforts, Southeast Community Outreach (SERCO) will also be hosting an eclipse event at the historic Harriet Barber House located on Lower Richland Boulevard near the park. In an effort to promote safe viewing and a unique experience, the numbers of visitors will be limited on guided hikes and in the park on Monday, Aug. 21, the day of the eclipse. Reservations can be made for the guided

hikes beginning on Friday, July 21 by visiting the park website at www.nps.gov/ cong. Park gates will be closed when parking areas become filled and will reopen as space is available. Visitors wishing to come to the park that day are encouraged to arrive as early as possible. Special eclipse viewing glasses will be made available to all who participate at the park and the Harriet Barber House. All activities are free of charge at both locations. For information on eclipse

and special programs at Congaree National visit the park website at www.nps. gov/cong or call the Harry Hampton Visitor Center at (803) 776-4396. For information on eclipse event at the Harriet Barber House please call Southeast Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) at (803) 261-5596. Join Congaree National Park on social media: www. facebook.com/CongareeNP and www.twitter.com/ CongareeNPS, www.nps. gov.

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The value of the Word of God “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Walking into an assisted living room of a dear saint of God reminded me of the importance of reading the Word of God. Rachel Sullivan will soon turn 100. We have known each other for 55 plus years. Her love for God is obvious. Next to her chair was her worn out Bible open where she had been reading before we interrupted her. Memorization of the Word of God was a given at our house. Mom would drill us and Dad would reward us with a nickel for every scripture we memorized. Wish I would have saved those nickels instead of spending them so quickly. My husband has been a coin collector most of his life. I asked him if any of the nickels were of special value. Several of the common Jefferson nickels are worth hundreds of dollars. The three

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Viewing party ScienceSouth will host a viewing party on July 28. This event is free and open to the public. Join the ScienceSouth team to view celestial objects in the day and evening sky. Interested in learning more about the solar eclipse in August? We’ll have all you need to know about the upcoming event inside the Pavilion. The viewing party will be a fun and engaging event for the whole family. Schedule:

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Swamp Fox Quilters meeting set The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m., at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave., (corner of 3rd Loop Road and Marsh Ave.) in Florence. Visitors and new members are welcome.

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By Kaye Singleton legged 1937D Buffalo Nickel is worth $550 minimum. The 1913 Liberty V nickel sold for $3.4 million dollars. It’s possible that I was given some nickels that would have been worth keeping. His Word that I was given by my parents is worth more than $3.4 million dollars. Jesus was speaking here to let us know that His words will last forever. Barnes’ Notes reads, “You

may sooner expect to see the heaven and earth pass away and return to nothing than my words to fail.” I thank the Lord for giving us His Word that encourages us and uplifts us in our lonely hours. The Bible is the most treasured book I have. We can stand on Your Word knowing that it will never pass away.

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