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NEIGHBORS NAME: Meyah Turner FAMILY: Husband Christopher, son and baby on the way BORN: Manning RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Not employed HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Singing, reading, watching movies, spending time with family WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “God who was there for me before I was born, and who set a destiny for me that I am fulfilling.”
Soccer Complex, Gym nearing completion BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Construction is in the final phases for two major projects which will benefit city recreation programs. Florence’s new soccer complex is about 90 percent complete, and the city’s basketball gymnasium is about 80 percent complete, said Chuck Pope, City Public Works Director. The new Florence Soccer Complex is located off Highway 76 near the intersection of I-95. The access to Twin Church Road off Hwy. 76 is being relocated to intersect at the entrance to the complex. This road work is a part of overall project, Pope said, and will help
cut down traffic congestion. The new state-of-the-art soccer complex features 14 regulation size soccer fields – 10 playing fields that are laser graded with an underdrain system and four practice fields that are graded and seeded. The city’s Florence Youth Soccer Association will occupy the new complex. The playing fields are almost ready, Pope said. Bids are out for goals, team benches, as well as bleachers for the two main fields which are lighted. Other amenities include restrooms, trash receptacles and a stormwater retention pond. The pond will serve two purposes – irrigation for the fields and collecting storm water. Pope expects the complex and Twin Church
Road extension to be completed by mid to late September. The Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation donated approximately 140 acres of property to the city for the construction of the soccer complex and also contributed six million dollars toward design and construction. The City of Florence allocated $395,000 for water, sewer and stormwater utilities on the property. A $50,000 grant from the South Carolina Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department also assisted with the construction of the soccer complex. The new access road off U.S. Highway 76 that leads into the soccer complex is being constructed with proceeds from the countywide SEE
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Learn-to-swim DARLINGTON – Splash Station Learn-to-Swim lessons continue at Darlington’s City Pool 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. through Thursday. This program helps non-swimmers ages 5-18 to gain skills keeping them safer in the water, and the lessons are free. Please be prepared to get in the water. This program is sponsored by the City of Darlington, YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee, and the Darlington Police Dept. Location is the B.P. Gandy Pool, 115 Gary Street. This is behind the B.A. Gary Educational Campus. You do not need to register and you don’t have to come all days. For information call 843-398-4000 x 103.
Teen movie at the library The Florence County Library, as part of its Teen Summer Reading, will show a movie for teens on July 6 at 3:30 p.m. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This program is free and open to all rising 6th through 12th graders.
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Update on bridge work The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has previously closed four bridges in Florence, Horry and Marion Counties due to damage sustained from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The four roads are SC41 in Marion County, S-21-13 (National Cemetery Road) in Florence County, S-21-461 (Old Georgetown Road) in Florence County, and S-26-19 (Hwy. 19) in Horry County. Due to extensive damages, an emergency design build contract was let and awarded in late December 2016. The awarded contractor, Carolina Bridge Company Inc., had to create design plans and construct new roadway and bridges for each of the sites. Two of the roads, SC-41 and S-21-13 (National Cemetery Road), are scheduled for completion by the end of July 2017. Crews have begun clearing and bridge demolition activities on S-26-19 (Hwy. 19) in Horry County. Contractor crews are also expected to begin mobilizing to S-21-461 (Old Georgetown Road) in July. Both of these roads are scheduled to be completed by November 2017. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes or the dedicated detours to navigate around the damaged locations.
SOCCER, GYM FROM PAGE 1A one-cent Capital Sales Tax in the amount of $1,040,000. Over on Barnes Street, construction of the city’s new basketball gymnasium is going strong with completion expected by early October – in time for the winter basketball season. The new gymnasium includes three full-size basketball courts – two of which can be converted into four half courts. Also, there be concessions, a hospitality/lobby area, office space, restrooms, storage and program rooms. Pope said parking will be expanded from the current parking lot on Barnes to Sanborn Street. The new facility will accommodate the city’s growing youth and adult basketball programs and create a sports tourism venue to attract competitive tournament play in basketball, volleyball and the increasingly popular sport of pickleball. It will be able to accommodate the city’s entire basketball program. In the past the city used courts at several local schools. On the other side of the new gym, directly in front of the Barnes Street administration offices, an inclusive playground will be constructed. The new handicapped accessible playground is being built in partnership with I Play For Florence, a local group, that received a $60,000 grant for the project. The city matched the project with $60,000, purchasing the land and demolishing the buildings that previously occupied the space. Also, Barnes Street will be resurfaced following the completion of the gymnasium.
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Stephens Funeral Home. Martin, James F. “Pepper” of Greenville and formerly of Florence, died June 28, Kiser Funeral Home. Myers, Mildred Ann, died June 26, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Celebration of Life to be July 5, 4 p.m. at funeral home. Nettles, Jerry Allen Sr., 78. died June 24, LaytonAnderson Funeral Home. Norwood, William Lide II, Darlington, died June 28, Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Parker, Frances Grier, died June 29, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home. Stephens, Judy Gainey, died June 28, Belk Funeral Home. Tedder, George Thomas, 71, died June 29, LaytonAnderson Funeral Home. Townsend, Elsie Leigh, 79, died June 27, Waters-Powell Funeral Home.
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John Scott completes Leadership South Carolina Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. announces Florence shareholder John Scott was one of 54 graduates of Leadership South Carolina’s class of 2017. “From prestigious training programs like these to being good stewards in our community, a commitment to leadership is part of our culture,” states Nick Nicholson, managing director of the firm. “We congratulate John on this must-deserved honor, and we look forward to seeing how he applies this training in Florence and beyond.” Leadership South Carolina cultivates future leaders as the oldest and most respected statewide leadership program. The organization provides gifted and highly motivated South Carolinians an opportunity to advance their leadership qualities while broadening their understanding of state issues. “Leadership South Carolina gave me an in-depth look at not only some of the things about our state that make it an incredible place to live, work and raise a family,
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Abby Greenwood wins final ‘Top of the Pot’ songwriting competition The Clay Pot announces that Abigail Greenwood, 13, won the The Clay Pot Coffee Shop’s final “Top of the Pot” Songwriters Contest. The competition was held on June 23 at Francis Marion University PAC, Black Box Theater. Abigail won with her original piece ‘Shadow on my Wall’. She competed against the winners from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 contests. “I got a chance to compete with a really talented group of adult writers and learn from them,” said Abby. “That I think, is a chance that not many young writers get to experience. The “Top of the Pot” contest gave me that experience. I would like to help people through music like other artists have helped me.” The Top of the Pot songwriter contest comes to an end after five years of competition between 52 local songwriters. Peggy Brown, owner of Clay Pot, thanks all
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What the deep state is By Tom Knapp Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword – or, I guess, buzz phrase –among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News returns 127,000 recent media uses of the phrase. Every time US president Donald Trump finds himself under attack or just stymied in one of his policy initiatives, his supporters blame the Deep State. The Deep State is behind the “Russiagate” probes. The Deep State doesn’t like his Muslim travel ban or his ObamaCare replacement bill. The Deep State keeps forcing him to break his campaign promises of a less misadventurous US foreign policy. I’m expecting reports, any day now, that the Deep State stole his limo keys and left the toilet seats up in the residence area of the White House. So what, precisely, is the Deep State? There’s actually both more and less to it than you might think. In a recent Bloomberg column, former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein defines the Deep State as merely “the talented professionals who serve both Democratic and Republican administrations, and who are civil servants rather than political appointees.” While not incorrect as such, that definition is superficial and not especially informative. Others identify the Deep State as residing completely or nearly completely in the US “intelligence community” specifically and the Military-Industrial Complex in general, or in Washington’s sprawling regulatory apparatus. It’s in the intel/military definition that the idea tends to take on a more active, sinister connotations: Spies and generals conspiring to put over a coup of some sort, if necessary maybe even giving inconvenient political figures the JFK treatment. Without discounting that possibility, let me propose that while individuals acting in knowing concert might be a minor feature of the Deep State, they aren’t its essence. In high school civics class theory, elections are meaningful and political government is a highly developed, well-oiled, deliberative decision-making machine in which ideas matter and the best ones win out, to the benefit of all. In fact, it is in the nature of political government to put its own needs first, and its corps of unelected workers (greatly outnumbering the politicians who have to explain themselves to voters) closely identify its needs with their needs and vice versa. The aggregate actions of long-term state functionaries will always tend to maximize the state’s growth and their own discretionary power. Not because they are venal or corrupt (although some certainly are), nor because they necessarily subscribe to some particular ideology (although some certainly do), but because like their actions, they themselves are an aggregate whose parts will overwhelmingly respond to the same incentives in the same ways. You’ll never walk into a hotel and see a sign in the lobby announcing “Welcome Deep State, Conference Room 3A.” The Deep State isn’t a conscious conspiracy, even if there are conscious conspirators within it. The Deep State is a large mass with no guiding intellect. Its inertia tends to hold it in one place and/or to carry most of its members in the same direction. Tom Knapp is director of The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism.
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Happy birthday America! As we celebrate our nation’s 231st birthday this week, let’s reflect on the meaning and greatness of America. Below are quotes and comments about our people and our nation. “Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is Americans…”– Thomas Paine “We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.” – Mark Twain “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Tru-
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man “America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.” – Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson “The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.” – Condoleezza Rice “Freedom is never more than one
generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – President Ronald Reagan If you want a symbolic gesture, don’t burn the flag; wash it. – Norman Thomas When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. – Adlai Stevenson
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American culture scores touchdown in Jerusalem By Armstrong Williams America’s export of football into Israel received an incredible boost this week after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and an awe-inspiring group of NFL greats visited Israel to inaugurate a new sports complex in Jerusalem called the Kraft Family Sports Complex. This development ensures that one of America’s greatest games is going to soon be firmly rooted within Israel. What I love most about this news are the intrinsic links to the concept of team. Here in America, football is celebrated and revered as a team sport comprised of athletes who form bonds on the field and beyond. Generations of American families bond over the love of the game and Sundays spent together during the football season, cheering on their favorite squads. And now, an American sport that reflects the ethos of “team” is being extended by America into Israeli society, to be embraced by current and future generations. The growth of football in Israel is truly emblematic of the unbreakable bond that exists between the United States and Israel. Together, our two nations comprise a team that cannot be divided despite global threats determined to drive a wedge between these two Western-valued countries. The reality is that Americans and Israelis have always shared the same core principles. We are democracy-, freedom-, and justice-loving peoples, and we both share an incredible spirit of resilience that is deeply woven into the fabric of our societies – and football. Football is about choreographing the perfect play, anticipating other players’ moves, communicating, cooperating, and having multiple teammates work together to achieve the
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same goal. Never giving up, and the ability to endure pain to achieve glory are part of what makes football so special, and resonates with the fans. When one player needs help, the rest of the team mobilizes into action as a support system. That is precisely how we should view the friendship that exists between America and Israel – we always have each other’s backs. Regardless of how turbulent the Middle East region is, or how troubling the terrorist threats are that target both American and Israeli security interests, life must go on. And often, sports transcends politics. Thanks to the vision of Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots, the American tradition of football has already been welcomed into Israeli culture and will soon achieve new levels. A passionate supporter of football, and a staunch advocate of the U.S.-Israel alliance, Robert Kraft has invested tremendously to bring professional football to the Jewish state. Kraft’s lofty goal has now culminated on a campus located in Jerusalem that spans over 25 acres of land and includes three regulation size sports fields. One of these three fields is Israel’s inaugural American football field, surrounded by multiple beautifully-designed amenities. Kraft’s vision to export American football to Israel was actually inspired by two of his greatest passions – football and Israel, prompted by his late wife’s sage advice: “My late, darling wife Myra always used to tell me
that until I start building football in Israel, I would not win anything with Patriots,” Kraft said. “That happened in late 1999, and we won our first Super Bowl in 2001. Now we have five championships, and I can’t ignore the connection between our continuing to support development in Israel and our great accomplishments.” When it comes to football, the Patriots are as good as they come. Having assembled the most successful NFL franchise in the history of the sport, and as an icon of business, Kraft himself is a true winner. Since Kraft first purchased the New England Patriots in 1994, many believe that his team has categorically experienced the greatest worst-to-first ascent in the history of sports. During this time period, the New England Patriots have claimed more division titles, conference crowns and Super Bowl championships than any other NFL team under Kraft’s governance. So it came as no surprise that no less than 18 visiting Pro Football Hall of Famers and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell himself traveled to Jerusalem to personally witness the official inauguration of the Kraft Family Sports Campus. Imagine the powerful visual of these 18 venerated American football legends, the likes of Lem Barney, Jerome Bettis, Jim Brown, Cris Carter, Dave Casper, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Joe Greene, Willie Lanier, Joe Montana, Andre Reed, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith, John Stallworth, Roger Staubach, Andre Tippett, Aeneas Williams and Ron Yary walking the ancient streets of Jerusalem in solidarity with Israel. A thrilling sight to see. As a lifetime football fan, and as a heartfelt supporter of Israel, seeing football’s
best of the best in Jerusalem was an inspiring reminder of the unifying power of sports to bring people of all backgrounds together. In this latest chapter of U.S.-Israel ties, Kraft’s football stadium serves as a beacon of hope, and as yet another avenue for bringing Israel and American even closer together. Especially against the backdrop of the multiple serious security concerns that confront both Israel and the United States, this new phase of football in Israel will provide a much-needed sense of entertainment and sport, combining the best of both worlds. Read Armstrong Williams, author of the brand new book Reawakening Virtues, content on RightSideWire.com. Come join the discussion live at 6-8 p.m. and 4-6 a.m. est on Sirius/XM UrbanView 126.
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Duke Energy supports GSSM’s STEM Camp The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation (GSSM-F) recently received a $2,500 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of GSSM’s satellite summer day camp, iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, designed for rising 7th and 8th graders across Florence County. Held June 12-15 at Sneed Middle School, iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation is an interactive experience focused on science, technology and robotics. It provides a fastpaced, yet fun, introduction to the world of microcontrollers. “We are incredibly grateful for this generous
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investment and for our ongoing STEM education partnership with Duke Energy,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “Thanks to their support, we can offer our cutting-edge camp and virtual engineering experiences to an increased number of motivated students across South Carolina.” Duke Energy’s total investment across the state in GSSM’s satellite summer camps and its Accelerate virtual engineering program totals $37,500. “Supporting effective education programs that focus on fields related to science and technology are a critical focus for our company,” said Mindy Taylor,
Duke Energy’s government and community relations manager. “Programs like these can help create the next generation workforce South Carolina businesses and industries need to be successful.” GSSM previously received a Duke Energy investment in 2016 for its Portable Advanced STEM Exploration (PASE) teacher training program for middle school math and science teachers. If you are interested in bringing GSSM’s summer camps, virtual engineering program or teacher training to your area, contact Kim Bowman at kim@scgssm. org or 803-252-9152.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that ZOE’S SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER AND WINE at 2100 WEST EVANS ST., SUITE B, FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than JULY 7, 2017. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same
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county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (6/21, 6/28, 7/5/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday the 20th day of July 2017 at 10:00 AM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $50.00 cleaning
deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. C12- NICOLE NEALHOUSEHOLD ITEMS E20- ANGELA PETTYHOUSEHOLD ITEMS H05- LACEY GOODALEHOUSEHOLD ITEMS (6/28, 7/5/17) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-2100666 Equity Financial, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Ivory L. Lowery and Richard Andrew Harrell a/k/a Richard A. Harrell, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all
other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Priscilla Laviscount; Mark Lowery; Connie Chester; Jane T. Harrell a/k/a Jane Tedder Harrell; Elizabeth Hyman; Terri Permenter; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABIL-
ITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Ivory L. Lowery and Conree Lowery to Homeowners
Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. dated June 27, 2001 and recorded on July 10, 2001 in Book A639 at Page 1354, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with improvements thereon, lying, being and situate near Timmonsville, South Carolina, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and containing 1.10 acres as shown on a map dated March, 1977 by Lind Surveying Company, Inc. and recorded in Plat Book 17 at Page 472, Florence County records. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete description; said property being bounded on the North by property of the McLaughlin Company, et al; on the East by property of the White Estate; on the South by property of the McLaughlin Company, et al; and on the West by a county road. Also included herewith is that certain 1996 Redman Manufactured Home bearing serial number 13904786A&B. This being that same property conveyed to Ivory Lynwood Lowery and Conree Lowery as tenants in common with a right of survivorship by deed from C. E. Floyd dated 11/23/1977 and recorded December 30, 1977 in Deed Book A157 at Page 936 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Sub-
sequently, Conree Lowery passed away, thereby vesting title in the surviving joint tenant, Ivory Lynwood Lowery. Subsequently, Ivory Lynwood Lowery purportedly conveyed the subject property to Priscilla Lowery Laviscount by deed dated November 4, 2004 and recorded November 6, 2009 in Book B275 at Page 1051. TMS No. 00009-04-041 Property Address: 312 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on March 15, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is
ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 7879678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 312 Piney Grove Road, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Bradford M. Stokes, SC
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6A 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 refer-
enced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the abovenamed Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Frederick T. Wheeler to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,
Inc., As Nominee For Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. dated August 25, 2008 and recorded on August 26, 2008 in Book B204 at Page 0984, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with improvements thereon, lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot No. 3 of Millridge/Winterbrook Subdivision as shown on a plat prepared by Engineering Consultants, Inc. dated September 27, 1999 and revised October
5, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 75 at Page 200. Reference being had to said plat for true metes and bounds and for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Frederick T. Wheeler by deed of Laquinas Woods by Deed dated August 25, 2008 and recorded August 26, 2008 in Deed Book B204 at Page 0979 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 1511401-055 Property Address: 2764 Millridge Drive, Florence, SC 29505 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on March 14, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 7879678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 2764 Millridge Drive, Florence, South Carolina 29505; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United
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The PD Tennis League Combo Season team registration is open. Deadline to have a team registered is July 7 at 11:59 p.m. To be considered a legal team you must have three unique doubles pairs registered by July 7. When registering a team please use the following format: P##FL-Site-Team Name P = PD League ## - Age level (18, 40, 55) F - First Initial of captain’s first name L - First initial of captain’s last name Site: BYP - Byerly Park CCSC - Country Club of South Carolina EBE - Ebenezer FCC - Florence Country
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FLT presents all youth production of ‘Music Man Jr.’ The Florence Little Theatre presents “The Music Man Jr.” over two weekends – July 14-16 and July 21-23. This condensed 60-minute familyfriendly adaptation of the classic musical comedy tells a story with wit, warmth, good old-fashioned romance, and bold songs. Follow fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’
band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. The musical is performed by actors ages 6-18. Lisa Sims is director The cast features Daniel Hilbourn as Harold Hill, Jordan Taylor as Marian Paroo, Lani Polanco as Mrs. Paroo, and Freeman Williams as Winthrop Paroo. Bradford Averitt as Mayor Shinn, Savia Miller as Eulalie Shinn, Hope
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Pick-A-Little Ladies are Kaylie Kilpatrick, Ashley O’Connor, Megan Reaves, McKenzie Thompson, Hanna Ward and Breanna Gayle. The Boy Band/Ensemble includes James Reaves, Zach Reaves, Micah Allen, Eli White, Gabe White, Klay Baker and Adin Suttles. The ensemble includes Alex Parez, Reilly Mizell, Wyatt Huggins, Tyler Russell, Graecee Melton, Lola Haselden,
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Saturday is Family Day at the Florence Museum The Education Department of the Florence County Museum announces the following programming: Family Day at the Florence County Museum will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum offer something for everyone. Join us the second Saturday of each month for Family Day. No registration required and it is free of charge. Activities include: • Cultural Connections, African Masks in the Museum Lobby. All ages. Create a mask inspired by West African ceremonial culture. Participants will decorate a basic mask form, adding bold colors and threedimensional elements. • Chilean Rain Sticks in the Multipurpose Room. For ages 3 and up. Make a musical instrument inspired by South American culture. Participants will decorate and build their own Chilean Rain Stick. • Chinese Cherry Blossom Scroll in the Art Studio. For all ages. Create a Chinese scroll inspired by the summer season. Participants will create a scroll painting adorned with beautiful cherry blossoms.
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Swamp Fox Quilters take the challenge Jonnie Britton of Florence was awarded Best of Show and two first place ribbons for Best Use of Theme and Best Piecing for her quilt entered in the 2017 Annual Swamp Fox Quilters Guild Challenge. The theme, “Granny’s Block Today,” required guild members to use a traditional block with a modern twist. Her quilt, “Wild and Goosey,” is a large quilt constructed using paper-pieced Wild Geese Flying blocks, using brightly colored “triangle geese” flying in all directions on the surface of the quilt. Harriet Whitlock of Hartsville received two first place ribbons for Best Appliqué and Best Machine Quilting for her quilt ”BFF’s – Not My Grandma’s Sunbonnet Sue,” and a second place prize for Best Machine Quilting for a second entry, “Not Your Grandmother’s Flower Garden.” Janice Davis of Florence won second place ribbons for Best Appliqué and Best Art
Jonnie Britton’s Best of Show Quilt,Wild & Goosey Quilt for “A Windy Day.” Rita Stoddard of Hartsville, won a second place ribbon for Best Piecing, for “Stained Glass Roses.” First Place for Best Art Quilt went to Peggy O’Quinn of Timmonsville for her embroidered and beaded wall
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received three red second place ribbons for Best Use of Theme, Best Piecing, and Best Art Quilt, for her quilt entitled, “Stop and Go – All Around the Neighborhood.” First time entrants, Brenda Gregg, Linda Smiley, and Suzie Walker, all of Florence, and Susie Moody, of Quinby, were recognized for their first time entries in a quilt exhibit. Brenda Gregg was awarded the Quilters of South Carolina ribbon. Additional members with quilts in the show are Judy Voss, Nancy Wright, Rosemary Carroll, Beth Twedell, Susan Rayment, Sara Lee Simons, all of Florence, Rita Brooks Tompkins, Joan Goodsell, both of Darlington, Timi Bronson, Frances Kelly, both of Hartsville, Harry Sue Cockfield of Wedgefield, and Wanda Moody of Quinby. The quilts are on exhibit at the Hartsville Museum, 222 North Fifth Street, in Hartsville. The free exhibit will continue throughout the summer, until Labor Day. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite quilt with the winner to be given “The People’s Choice Award.”
Author Patti Callahan Henry will present new novel at library Author Pattie Callahan Henry will present her new novel “The Bookshop at Water’s End” on Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by The Friends of The Florence County Library. Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of “Between the Tides;” “Where the River Runs;” “When Light Breaks;” “The Art of Keeping Secrets;” “Driftwood Summer;” “The Perfect Love Song:” “A Holiday Story;” “Coming up for Air;” “And Then I Found You;” “The Stories We Tell”and “The Idea of Love.” Growing up in Philadelphia as the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, Patti learned early the value of storytelling. At the age of 12, her family moved to South Florida where Patti found the sanctuary of libraries and began her slow but steady journey into understanding the power of story to navigate confusing times in life. Patti attended Auburn University for her undergraduate work, and Georgia State University for her graduate degree. Once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she now writes full time. The mother of three children lives in both Mountain Brook, Ala. and Bluffton, S.C. with her husband. Where a tidal river meets the ocean sits the house that shaped Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories – of the summers spent with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Known as the Summer Sisters, they read, swam and wished for happy-ever-afters amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss. . . until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long-ago loves return like the tide.
FDTC-Coker team up for bridge partnership Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and Coker College teamed up with the signing of a bridge partnership agreement on Tuesday, June 27. This Bridge Program will make it easier for FDTC students to transfer to Coker College and earn their four-year degree. FDTC President Dr. Ben Dillard and Coker President Dr. Robert Wyatt signed the agreement in the 5000 Building on FDTC’s main campus. Leaders from both colleges were also in attendance. Students who are accepted into the program will receive dual admission, dual advisement and dual student development opportunities from both colleges. The Bridge Program agreement marks the first time that the two institutions have come together to form a partnership. “This is yet another example of how FDTC collaborates with its neighboring institutions of higher learning toward enhancing opportunities for the citizens of Pee Dee region,” said Dr. Suresh Tiwari, Vice President for Academic Affairs. FDTC students who apply to the Bridge Program
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Kessinger-Kahn vows pledged Free strings summer camp Kristen Nicole Kessinger of Beaufort and Clyde Talmadge Padgett Kahn of Charleston pledged their wedding vows on Friday, June 30, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence. Father John M. Zimmerman officiated the doublering ceremony. A program of wedding music was presented by Beverly Hazelwood, organist; Arthur Eugene Morehead, cantor; Anne Tillitt Lewis, violinist and vocalist and Celeste Marshall Allen Kahn, vocalist. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Scott Kessinger. She is the daughter of Chief Warrant Officer and Mrs. Matthew Scott Kessinger of Beaufort. She is a 2016 summa cum laude graduate of The Citadel with a B.A. degree in political science and member of November Company. She is employed with Sherwin Williams Company. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. David Alan Kahn of Florence. He is a 2016 graduate of The Citadel with a B.A. degree in psychology and member of F-Troop. He is pursuing a masters degree in clinical counseling at The Citadel. Maid of honor was Jennifer Brooke Kessinger of St. Augustine, FL, a sister of
Interfaith Partners’ presents program on Buddhism The Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, Florence Branch, invites the public to an educational program on Buddhism on Sunday, July 23 from 2:30 till 5 p.m. at the Florence County Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. This presentation is one in a series of quarterly programs aimed at educating the public about the history, philosophy and practices of our diverse faith communities. Their objective is to promote peace, understanding and respect among faith communities. Please come and join the conversation. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Nancy Thomas at 843-618-3691.
The Florence-Darlington Strings Association is planning a free string summer camp from July 24-28, in cooperation with Florence School District One at Sneed Middle School. Chris and Adrienne Woods, both of Los Angeles, will lead, coach, and inspire young string players in our community. The morning sessions will be at Sneed and will consist of three ensembles of beginning readers, intermediate, and advanced readers. Chris and Adrienne are also planning a fun morning session for the students on learning to improvise and create music over tracks they are preparing before arriving in Florence. Florence District One is providing the morning space and a teacher to help teach at the camp. Dr. Benjamin Woods, former conductor of the Florence Symphony Orchestra, will lead the advanced ensemble. The afternoon session will
be a chamber music workshop for advanced students from 2-5 in the afternoon at 629 Park Avenue, the home and studio of Benjamin and Sherry Woods. Students who attend the afternoon session will be in chamber music groups coached by Chris and Adrienne Woods and will also receive master classes as well on violin, viola, or cello. Both sessions will culminate with concerts on Friday, July 28. The camp will be open to string students in the public schools, private schools, and home schools. By joining all these students from varied backgrounds, the strings program of our community is expanded and strengthened. Chris and Adrienne Woods were selected as artist-inresidents because they grew up in Florence and have become well-known musicians in Los Angeles playing on the Grammys, the MTV awards show, the
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MRS. CLYDE TALMADGE PADGETT KAHN the bride. Attendants were Hannah Elizabeth Kessinger and Yndia Marie Kessinger, sisters of the bride of the home; Celeste Marshall Allen Kahn of Florence, sister of the groom, and Alessandra Ashley Brown of Mount Pleasant. Flower girl was Lauren Nicole Mosely of Orange Park, FL, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was Nicholas Scott Kessinger, brother of the bride. Dr. David Alan Kahn stood as his son’s best man.
Ushers were David Alan Kahn Jr. of Arlington, VA, brother of the groom; Chase Squire Jones of Jacksonville, FL, Richard John Santorum of Dallas, TX, William Andrew Travis of Brooklyn, NY; Edward Thomas Sieban and Robert Kyle Woodberry, both of Florence. A reception followed at the home of the groom’s parents. After a wedding trip to Nashville, TN, the couple will make their home in Beaufort.
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