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Florence YMCA Classic at Traces Golf Club on Sept. 1

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The Florence Family YMCA will host its Eleventh Annual Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 13. This Four Man Captains Choice will be held at the Traces Golf Club with a tee time at noon. The cost is $220 per team. Lunch will be served before the tournament. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 10.

For more information, contact Brian New or Mike Wightman at (843) 6651234. All proceeds benefit the annual campaign that keeps the Family YMCA available for kids and families that are the most in need. For sponsorship opportunities, please call the Florence Family YMCA.

Deaths Odessa Blackmon, 99, passed away Aug. 17. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Christopher Lee Chappell, 39, passed away Aug. 13. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Daniel “Dan” Dynan, 80, passed away Aug. 8. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Larry Manuel Elswick, 72, passed away Aug. 17. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. David Fleming, 80, passed away Aug. 8. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Bennie Gordon, 87, passed away Aug. 14. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Oscar Seymour Gregg, 73, passed away Aug. 10. Ideal Funeral Parlor.

SAUNDERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL on S. Dargan Street in 1938. The building was torn down after a six-story tower was added in 1967. The hospital was renamed Florence General Hospital in 1972. Florence General and Bruce Hospital (across the street) were consolidated to become Carolinas Hospital System in 1974. The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is now located on the property where the hospital once stood.

Ideal celebrates 80th anniversary Ideal Funeral Parlor hosted an anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17. The funeral home, located at 106 E. Darlington Street in Florence, is celebrating its 80th year of serving residents of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. During the celebration, the funeral home introduced its Historic African-American Obituary Database. Ideal has developed a searchable database of obituaries from 1960 to the present. The database will serve as a great resource for AfricanAmerican families in the Pee Dee looking to research their family tree. Ideal Funeral Parlor was established in 1939. The original partners were the Rev. W. S. Guiles, the Rev. Arthur James, the Rev. and Mrs. Willie A. Johnson, Flander Singleton, and Jasper Singleton. Many of the families of the original founders are still involved with Ideal Funeral Parlor. The Rev. W. A. Johnson was named the manager and remained in that position until his death in 1961. The first building was located at 300

William “Andy” Hubbard, 48, passed away Aug. 10. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Jeffrey Dale Huggins Sr., 60, passed away Aug. 14. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Martin Roger Hutchinson, 62, passed away Aug. 11. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Frank Sims Key Jr., 95, passed away Aug. 12 . Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Julie F. Jones, 63, passed away Aug. 15. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Ida. M. Jupiter, 67, passed away Aug. 16. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Christine Eaddy Lewis 87, passed away Aug. 11. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Thomas David Long Sr., 85,passed away Aug. 18. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Eleanor Osborne Odom, 92, passed away Aug. 13. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Doris Alma Housand Pearson, 73, passed away Aug. 15. Belk Funeral Home. Ralph Elbert Radford Jr., 66, passed away July 24. .Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Irene “Honey” Smoot, 84, passed away Aug. 17. Ideal Funeral Parlor. Inez Catherine Edwards Walters, 91, passed away Aug. 14. Belk Funeral Home.

Ideal Funeral Parlor held an 80th anniversary celebration and open house on Aug. 17. Mullins St. in Florence. In 1968, the physical location moved to 1005 E. Cheves St. In 1996, R. Douglas Hawkins was named general manager. In 2002, Ideal Funeral Parlor moved into its present facility at 106 E. Darlington St. Upon the death of Rev. W. A. Johnson, Rufus Hawkins was named the manager. During his tenure, the business continued to grow and prosper. In 1986, Ideal Funeral Parlor incorporated with the

Rev. Wescott Johnson as president. Upon his death, Evelyn Guile served at president of the board. In 2018, Mr. William Johnson was elected chairman of the board. Current board members include, Johnny Holmes, Leo James, and Taft Guile. “Today, after 80 years of excellence in service to our community, we are honored to continue the legacy started by a group of African-American businessmen who had vision and foresight to build

Ideal Funeral Parlor,” said Douglas Hawkins. “We are proud of our history and heritage of the institution. We stand on some strong shoulders. We could not be here today without the support of the communities throughout the Pee Dee. Today, we are committed to always serve families with the same professionalism, courtesy and respect. We are grateful to God for the opportunity to serve and be a part of this community.”

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Referrals down at Florence 1 Schools New Safety Initiatives planned for 2019-20 In the last year, there has been a renewed emphasis on safety and security in Florence 1 Schools and new data shows that it is making a difference. “Safety and discipline in our schools is and will continue to be a top priority for this administration,” said Dr. Richard O’Malley, superintendent of Florence One Schools. In eleven categories of student violations tracked by the district last school year, six of them showed marked decline in student referrals in the 2018-

2019 school year from the previous year. Kelvin Wymbs, Director of Secondary Education, said that the district was making a big push to educate students on the district code of conduct, while also involving parents in the conversation about their student’s behavior. “Our teachers and our administrators have been very proactive, talking with students about violations and being good citizens,” Wymbs said. “The parent engagement piece, and students talking about their behaviors and ways to correct it, works along with the proactive work of our staff to make the difference we’re seeing in these numbers.” The largest decline was in attack on student, a broad category that covers all interactions between students ranging from verbal bullying to

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cyber bullying or sexting. Referrals falling into that category declined 50 percent from 1,483 to 701. Referrals for classroom disruptions, defiance of authority, cutting class, bullying, and possession of a weapon have also declined significantly. Four other violations, tardy, drug possession, violating the district technology acceptable use policy, tobacco possession or use, also decreased slightly. Only bus violations, anything from standing up to defying authority, saw an increase. “With issues like tobacco use, you see things like vaping coming in to play,” Wymbs said. “The last time the student code of conduct was revised that wasn’t as big of an issue.” Part of the emphasis on increasing safety for student and staff included hiring Douglas Nunnally as the district’s Director of Security and School Safety. When he was hired last year, he immediately began evaluating Florence 1 Schools sites to see where improvements needed to be made. Nunnally said that he is

pleased with the changes that have been made in the last year. “When I started, we changed our focus to prevention and preparedness instead of simply response,” Nunnally said. “In order to make that change we began revising our procedures and conducting indepth assessments of the security at each school. It is extremely important that we continue to revise and improve these procedures so that we are keeping up with current recommendations from experts in this field.” Each school has an emergency plan specifically tailored to its campus; a Security Master Plan has also been developed for the district. Schools now participate in monthly lockdown and lockout drills. “Students need to know how to protect themselves from both inside and outside threats,” Nunnally said. “We do these drills so that our students and our staff are reminded regularly about the procedures at their location

and how best to keep themselves safe.” While planning for emergencies is crucial, every day safety is also important. “The traffic patterns of several of our schools have been or are being modified to ensure that student drop-offs and pickups are done as efficiently and safely as possible,” Nunnally said. “Improving the flow of traffic in congested areas helps our students and their parents.” New traffic patterns will be seen at Southside Middle, South Florence High, the Florence Career Center, Sneed Middle and West Florence High; signage, both painted arrows and physical signs, will more definitively help drivers know how to enter and exit these campuses during busy times. New fencing and gates will also be seen on several campuses, stopping unnecessary traffic from using school sites as a cut-through. Camera systems at all elementary schools have been converted from analog to digital; systems at mid-

dle schools and high schools, which had already been moving to digital, were also upgraded. “Adding new fencing and upgrading our surveillance systems allows us to monitor who is on our campus,” Nunnally said. Across the district, the Lynx Emergency Notification System is being installed. “Lynx is a multi-platform notification system,” Nunnally said. “When Lynx is triggered it takes over the computers at the site and displays a message for users. It also broadcasts an emergency message that’s been recorded over the PA system.” Nunnally said that, with Lynx, the district is working with the latest technology, to the point that some equipment is being made as Florence 1 orders it. “It takes a long time to turn a battleship,” Nunnally said. “But I will do whatever I can to make sure that we are more than prepared when it comes to protecting our students and staff.”

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FCSO urges motorists to look out for children Summer is almost over and the new school year has begun. School busses will be rolling, school speed zone lights will be flashing and Florence County Sheriff’s Office will be out to enforce the laws designed to keep school children safe as they travel to and from school. FCSO urges motorists to be on the lookout for children, busses and school zone traffic as we transition from casual summer to school time activities. School speed zones, designated by yellow flashing lights will be heavily patrolled to enforce the reduced speed limit at and near schools. We strongly urge everyone to obey those lower school speed zone limits or expect to receive a ticket. FCSO will observe a zero tolerance for speeding inside school zones. In addition, South Carolina law requires motorists to stop for a stopped school bus displaying its flashing lights and as children get on and off. Under SC Code Section 56-5-2770, first offense failure to stop for a stopped school bus can result in a fine of not less than $500 or imprisonment of up to 30 days. For a second or subsequent offense, the penalty increases to between $2,000 and $5,000 and between 30 and 60 days in jail. However, the driver of a vehicle need not stop when meeting a stopped school bus while traveling in the opposite direction on a multilane roadway. A multilane roadway is defined as a highway with four or more lanes, with at least two traffic lanes for each direction. Also, please pay attention to children walking on the side of the road, at bus stops and as they cross the road and reduce your speed in those areas. Small children tend to be impulsive in their actions and motorists should be on particular lookout for them near the roadway. Recent legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly created a program for school busses to be equipped with video cameras to catch motorists who disregard school bus stop signs and for violators to be prosecuted based on the video. Florence County schools are part of that program. Please carefully observe these school bus stop signs and allow our children to get to get on and off the buses safely. Motorists can expect to encounter a much higher volume of school related traffic and delays at traffic lights and intersections in the hours before and after school. Try to leave home a little earlier, be a little more patient and allow a little more time than usual until normal traffic volume returns. We want all of our children to make it safely both to and from school all year long. Major Michael M. Nunn Florence County Sheriff’s Office

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Looking forward to a night with ‘Guy’ “I wish I was in Austin/in the Chili Parlor Bar/drinking mad dog margaritas/and not carin’ where you are.” - Dublin Blues, by Guy Clark It may not be the Chili Parlor Bar, but I’ll settle for the balcony of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night. When the lights go out, the curtains goes up and Steve Earle and the Dukes take the stage, myself and many others will be filled with visions of exchanging a congested big city freeway for “some dirt road back streets,” the endless possibilities of eating homegrown tomatoes, and tagging along with an old desperado to the Green Frog Café, all courtesy of legendary songwriter Guy Clark. Earle and his band will spend the better part of the evening playing songs from his recently released album, “Guy.” The record is a tribute to Earle’s friend mentor and hero. He joins others, including myself, in calling the late Texas troubadour the “quintessential songwriter – the songwriter of songwriters.” I could listen to Guy Clark all day long – literally. Clark, who died in 2016, recorded 20 albums over the course of a career that spanned three decades. From his first studio album, “Old No. 1’s,” released in 1974, to his final record, “My Favorite Picture of You,” in 2013, he turned songwriting into a master craft. When it comes to writing songs, Clark was a consummate artist. He painted portraits and panoramic

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scenes with his pen and then put them to music. Kris Kristofferson called Clark “one of the most extraordinary men and songwriters this world has ever seen.” His songs are masterpieces of storytelling.

“I have seen the David/I’ve seen the Mona Lisa too/ and I have heard Doc Watson play Columbia Stockade Blues.” My appreciation for Clark and his music has only come recently. I came across a video of another favorite Texas singer, Jamie Lin Wilson, singing Clark’s “Anyhow, I Love You,” and was mesmerized.

“I wish I had a dime, for every bad time/ but the bad times always seem to keep the change.” I looked in him up, listened to a song or two, and in short time I was hooked. The only song of Clark’s I was familiar with at the time was “L.A. Freeway,” recorded and made popular by Jerry Jeff Walker.

“Pack up all your dishes/make note of all good wishes/say goodbye to the landlord for me/ that son of a gun has always bored me.” Many of Clark’s songs are about ordinary living and appreciat-

ing the simple things in life. In “Stuff that Works,” he sings of a comfortable work shirt, an old pair of boots that fit just right, an old used car that runs just like a top, and a reliable friend.

Clark song because there are simply too many. There are a few which stand out, such as “That Old Time Feelin’,” “Instant Coffee Blues,” “Maybe I Can Paint Over That,” and “The Cape.”

“Stuff that works, stuff that holds up/The kind of stuff you don’ hang on the wall/Stuff that’ real, stuff you feel/The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall”

“He’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith/ Spread your arms and hold your breath/And always trust your cape.”

Clark’s wife of 40 years inspired him to write numerous touching love songs.

Like so many others, Earle said he would not be where is at today without Clark’s help and friendship. Prior to recording “”Guy,” Earle paid homage to his mentor in the song “Goodbye Michelangelo.”

I’d rather sleep in a box, like a bum on the street, Than a fine feather bed, without your little ol’ cold feet. I’d rather be deaf, dumb, and stone blind, Than to know that your mornings will never be mine. I’d rather die young than to live without you. I’d rather go hungry than eat lonesome stew. It’s once in a lifetime and it won’t come again, It’s here and it’s gone on a magnolia wind. He wrote of social issues. On his 2002 album, “The Dark,” he called attention to the plight of the homeless in the song “Homeless.”

Homeless, get away from here, Don’t give them no money they’ll just spend it on beer. Homeless, will work for food, You’ll do anything that you gotta do, when you’re homeless.

“So long my captain, adios/Sail upon the sea of ghosts/Chase the white whale to the end/ Bring the story back again. I’m bound to follow you some day/You have always shown the way/So we knew where we had to go/Goodbye Michelangelo.” While it won’t be quite the same as listening to the man himself, Earle and The Dukes will sing of hanging out in west Texas parking lots, ghostly guitars, and Randall knives, and we’ll be reminded that the music of Guy Clark is much like an old friend.

“Old friends, they shine like diamonds / Old friends, you can always call /Old friends, Lord you can’t buy ‘em/You know it’s Old friends after all.” Contact Editor Bob Sloan at editor@florencenewsjournal.com

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Understanding the First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment lays out the freedoms that are cornerstones of our way of life — but they are under siege. The First Amendment Report Card released in August 2018 by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute gives First Amendment freedoms a less-than-stellar grade. The grades were assigned by 13 panelists from across the political spectrum, some of them experts on First Amendment issues overall, and some who focus on specific areas such as religion or press. Panelists were advised to consider four elements in their evaluations: legislation, executive orders, judicial decisions and public opinion; and also to consider longterm trends and actions. Petition and assembly — the rights to ask the government for changes in policies and practices, and to gather peaceably with like-minded people without government restriction or prosecution — received the highest marks

at “B’’ and “B-” respectively. “Religion was graded at a “B-,” an improvement over 2017’s “C+.” Speech remained at “C+.” Press remained at “C.” The grades average a “B-,” an improvement from the “C+” grade the First Amendment received in the 2017 report card. The report card series was launched in 2017 as a way to systematically assess the state of core U.S. freedoms. According to the First Amendment Center, the improvement in the First Amendment’s overall grade can be attributed to a series of Supreme Court decisions panelists viewed as favorable to the freedoms of religion and speech, and the absence of national controversies surrounding the freedoms of assembly and petition. The grade for freedom of the press remained constant and was, once again, the most precarious of the First Amendment freedoms.

As it should, the press is stepping up as a primary advocate for First Amendment freedoms. A key is making people aware of those freedoms and the threats to them. The S.C. Press Association — the organization of the state’s daily and weekly newspapers — has signed on as one of more than 40 press and broadcast associations across the country participating in the “Think F1rst” campaign. The campaign was created by the Media of Nebraska in 2018 as a response to an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey that revealed that nearly 4 in 10 students couldn’t name even one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Media of Nebraska members worked together to outline a campaign to combat the disturbing statistics. “We’re proud to partner with these organizations on such an important campaign,” said Bill Rogers, SCPA executive director. “The Media of Nebraska team put a lot of thought and money into this project and we’re grateful they’re sharing it with our members. The ads are very effective.” With First Amendment freedoms grading out at “B,” there is great need for public awareness. Anything less than respect for the freedoms it guarantees is shortsighted and dangerous.

It is up to every American to be vigilant — and tolerant. We are blessed like no others with freedoms in this country. But they are not guaranteed. The First Amendment grade should be a strong “A’’ and Americans should not be content with anything less.

Reprinted with permission from The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg.

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McLeod Health officials present a check for $75,000 to Francis Marion University for its nursing program. Shown, clockwise from bottom left, are McLeod Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Debbie Locklair; McLeod Director of Strategic Talent Acquisition Courtney Weaver; FMU Provost Dr. Peter King; McLeod Chief Nursing Officer Tony Derrick; and FMU Health Sciences Department Chairperson Dr. Karen Gittings. Center is FMU President Fred Carter.

McLeod presents checks to aid nursing programs BOB SLOAN Editor McLeod Health recently made check presentations of $75,000 to the nursing programs at both Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College. “Our mission at McLeod Health is taking care of the community,” said Tony Derrick, Chief Nursing Officer for McLeod Regional Medical Center. “We cannot offer the high level of care that we do without the support of Francis Marion. The students at FMU are the future of health care and we work together with the university to ensure that the future of health care in Florence remains

at a very high level.” FMU's Department of Nursing offers a full range of nursing programs including BSN, RN to BSN, Nurse Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner. McLeod helps nursing students reach their educational goals through scholarships to the FDTC Nursing Program. Since 2006, McLeod has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarship monies to FDTC nursing students. Since 2006, McLeod has awarded more than $1,405,000 in scholarship monies to FMU nursing students. “We have a wonderful longstanding partnership with McLeod Health,” said FMU

Health Sciences Department Chairperson Dr. Karen Gittings. “They have been and continue to be very supportive of our students and faculty. They have always been there for us and certainly hope that our partnership can continue into the future.” FDTC offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that allows students to prepare for Registered Nurse (RN) boards in five semesters. Dan Averette, associate vice president of Allied Health at FDTC, said the money will be used for replacing some outdated equipment, supplies for the LPN and Clinical Lab Tech programs.

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Workshops planned at Florence Library The Doctor’s Bruce and Lee Foundation Library has several workshops planned. The library will host a program on Social Security on Tuesday, Sept.10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be informed about the basics of eligibility for SSI and SSDI, finding attorneys for initial entitlement, as well as Social Security overpayments and cessation. The library will host a Divorce Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In this free informational session, attendees will learn how to do their own divorce. This program is open to all, but the information is best suited to those who have been separated for at least one continuous year, have no minor children from the marriage, and (if they have no property or debts to be divided) seek no money. On Thursday, Oct. 10 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the library will host a program on avoiding identity theft and scams Attendees will be informed about how to avoid identity theft, steps to take if their identity has been stolen, security freezes, fraud alerts, and different types of scams. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 South Dargan Street in Florence. For more information and to register for this program, call (843) 413-7074 or visit www.florencelibrary.org.

Executives at QVC in Florence kicked off the Florence County Disabilities Foundation’s annual giving campaign with a generous gift! Several ladies served by the Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board were on hand to accept the gift on behalf of the Florence County Disabilities Foundation. Everyone came together at the Foundation’s Pee Dee Thrift Shop on East Palmetto Street to see what goes on behind the scenes. The ladies updated the QVC group on trips they have taken, places they work, the advocacy program and what is going on at the workshops. The ladies learned about QVC and what they do at the Florence distribution center. They discovered they had a lot in common as the retail business is near and dear to QVC and the Pee Dee Thrift Shop. Florence County Disabilities Foundation provides funding and resources for quality life experiences to persons living with life-long disabilities who are served by the Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. Please visit www.fcdfoundation.org.

Chamber to host Healthcare Breakfast The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Community Healthcare Update Breakfast on Friday, Sept. 20. The program speakers include Kyle Baxter, chief operating officer at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Donna Isgett, senior vice president at McLeod Health, and Carl M. Humphries, chief executive officer at HopeHealth. Each will touch on what’s new on the healthcare horizon and discuss today’s trend in area health services. The breakfast will be held at Florence Center. Doors will

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Breakfast tickets and registration are $20 per person and available by calling the Chamber of Commerce at (843) 6650515 or by using the registration link on the Chambers website.

Hope Health adds nurse practitioner, doctor to its staff HopeHealth recently Bennett earned a masannounced the addition of ters degree in Nursing from Dr. J. Harrell Francis Marion Dochery Jr. and University and a Family Nurse bachelor’s degree Practitioner Meain Nursing from gan Bennett to Clemson Univerits staff. sity. Dochery Jr. A Florence joins the rheumanative, Bennett tology departhas experience in ment. He serves intensive care and patients at Hopefamily medicine. Health on PalHopeHealth is metto Street in one of 23 nonFlorence and at profit, federally BENNETT HopeHealth in qualified health Manning. centers in South Dochery Carolina. We proearned a doctorvide quality and ate from the affordable health Medical Univercare services to sity of South Carindividuals in Floolina, Charleston. rence, Clarendon, He completed his and Williamsburg internship in Counties and internal medicine, infectious dishis residency, eases services in and a fellowship Aiken, Clarendon, in rheumatology Florence, Orangeat the University burg, and DOCHERY of Tennessee in Williamsburg Memphis. Counties. He is board certified in To become a patient, call internal medicine and (843) 667-9414, or visit rheumatology. hope-health.org.

Driver Gase to visit Florence Agri Supply NASCAR driver Joey Gase, full-time driver of the No. 35 Toyota Supra for MBM Motorsports, will be making an in-store appearance for a meet and greet at Agri Supply in Florence on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 12-3 p.m. The store is located at at 1918 East Palmetto Street. Gase’s appearance will coincide with Agri Supply’s Customer Appreciation Day, an event that will include an autograph session, his racecar that he will be running at Darlington Raceway, along with a ticket raffle for the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200. Darlington Raceway is set

to host the official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR. In 2019, year five of its awardwinning Throwback Weeke n d , Darlington Raceway will celebrate the 1990-1994 era where they will honor specific GASE moments and heroes from that era’s storied history. Gase appeared on NASCAR Race Hub on Tuesday, Aug. 20 to unveil his throwback scheme for Darlington. Agri Supply is a proud sponsor of Gase. Store officials said they are excited to

welcome him back to Darlington and have him part of the Customer Appreciation Day event. “Some of our top vendors will be on site passing out giveaway items and doing product demonstrations.” Food will be provided by Red Bone Alley. There will also be a storewide raffle for customers to enter for a chance to win multiple Carolina Cooker items, including a 60,000 BTU BBQ cooker. Gase will also serve as Grand Marshall for the 2019 Darlington Car Hauler Parade. He will appear on the RaceFest stage at 5:30 p.m. for a Q&A session with Dan E. Lockemy. Agri Supply is sponsoring the event for the

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first time this year. The haulers will pull out of Florence Center at 7pm to Darlington Raceway. Aside from his busy racing schedule, Gase finds time to support numerous charities and non-profit organizations, such as Sharing Hope. Gase has a personal connection that links his desire to help those in need. When Joey was 18 he tragically lost his mother, Mary, to a sudden brain aneurysm. Gase developed a desire and passion for educating others on the need of organ, tissue, and eye donation and honoring all of those affected by it.

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Pair graduates from McLeod Med Tech School A graduation ceremony was recently held at McLeod Regional Medical Center for graduates of the McLeod School of Medical Technology, Joshua Beverly and Christina Hunt. In existence since 1977, the McLeod School of Medical Technology has graduated 191 students from the program. A Medical Laboratory Scientist plays an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. They perform laboratory tests on specimens and in turn these tests assist physicians in verifying the causes of illnesses, aid in making medical decisions and in determining treatment options for their patients. “Their meticulous execution of tests is crucial,” said Dr. Philip Quann, Pathologist and graduation commencement address speaker. “The diagnosis and lab results that Christina and Joshua now bring as part of the team are

Christina Hunt, left, and Joshua Beverly, right recently graduated from the McLeod School of Medical Technology. Shown with them is Program Director April Orange. an important thread in the quality and safety of our patients.” Both Beverly and Hunt were recipients of scholarship funds for the McLeod

School of Medical Technology. These scholarships were made possible through generous donations to the McLeod Foundation. Beverly received the Kyra

Nettles Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Pavy to provide financial assistance for a student enrolled in the McLeod School of Medical Technology. Hunt was the recipient of the Dr. Vera C. Hyman Medical Technology Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2017 by Dr. Hyman also to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the program at McLeod. Dr. Hyman was instrumental in the establishment of the Medical Technology Program at McLeod. As April Orange, Program Director for the McLeod School of Medical Technology remarked to the graduates, “Not every day is going to be easy but it is what you put into it that makes it so rewarding.” For more information on the McLeod School of Medical Technology visit their website at www.peedeeahec.net.

Patel attends Little Gym 2019 Reunion Conference Soha Patel of The Little Gym of Florence returns from annual event with an enhanced appreciation for the role each individual plays in delivering a high quality experience. The Little Gym’s recent reunion conference attracted an international group of business owners and key personnel, including local entrepreneur Soha Patel of

The Little Gym of Florence. The theme for this year’s event, held July 14-17 at the Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., was “The Power of YOU,” emphasizing the value and power each individual brings to The Little Gym franchise system. “The annual reunion is a must-do event on our calen-

dar,” said Patel. “It’s a oncea-year opportunity to learn best practices from top performers in our franchise family and to network and share ideas with our peers.” The Little Gym franchise network extends to 33 countries. Attendees at this year’s reunion hailed from the United States, Canada, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Belgium, China, Australia,

Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and India. The Little Gym of Florence is located at 1945 W. Palmetto St. Suite 115, For more information contact Soha Patel at (843) 620-1453 or email tlgflorencesc@thelittlegym. com. Visit online at www.thelittlegym.com/florencesc.

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Brown Anniversary

Dr. and Mrs. Wayne and Joy Brown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16. They were married on August 16, 1969. The very next month they began serving on the staff of Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. The couple sees this as the 50th anniversary of their “marriage and ministry” together. Dr. Brown served as interim pastor at the First Baptist Church in Florence in 2018.

FSD1 Extended Day Academy now accepting applications The Extended Day Academy is now accepting applications for the RN Beck Child Development Center and the Child Development Center at Woods Road. The Extended Day program is also offered at the following elementary schools: Briggs, Carver, Delmae Heights, Dewey L. Carter, Greenwood, Henry Timrod, Lucy T Davis, McLaurin, Moore, North Vista, Savannah Grove,

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New Generations focuses on elderly and special needs individuals who may need some extra care during the day

New Generations Adult Day Care has been chosen by readers of The News Journal as the winner of the 2019 Florence’s Finest Adult Day Care Award. New Generations is located at 2111 Jody Road. New Generations is a family-owned and managed business founded by Gail Belissary and her daughter Karen Belissary. “We opened our adult day care center in 1998 with a mission to improve and enhance the quality of life of each of our clients,” said Gail Belissary. “When we began, we had four or five clients in eight counties, but we grew quickly as our reputation for quality care spread. Today, we serve hundreds of clients in 18 counties and are one of the largest operators of adult day centers in the state, with facil-

ities in Florence and Marion, South Carolina.” John Belissary serves as administrator. Ann Belissary, John’s wife, is the office manager. New Generations focuses on elderly and special needs individuals who may need some extra care during the day. “We understand that caring for a loved one can take a toll on family members, which is why we provide adult day care services that can give you a much-needed break in addition to benefits for your loved one,” said Belissary. New Generations has a campus designed to care for multiple groups of individuals with specific needs. Younger adults are in a different area than older adults. For more information, contact New Generations Adult Day Care at (843) 629-010.

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INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 150 .........................................STATEWIDE 200..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215...............................................EVENTS 216..................................................TRIPS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440 .............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500 ....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520 ...........................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2019-DR-21-0737 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Duana E. Byrd Elnora Banks AND Yashima Granberry (05/10/2005) Quinntin Granberry (07/22/2011) Rebekah Nichols (02/07/2016) Angel N i c h o l s (04/04/2017) Minors under the age of 18 TO DEFENDANT: Duana E. Byrd YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the Complaint for Removal and Notice of the merits hearing in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed on June 6, 2019 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County 181 N. Irby St., Suite 2700, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at Hailey P. Turnblad, 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the merits hearing in this matter is scheduled for September 24, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Laura J. Bardsley, Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354/(843) 6739247 Bar No.: 13484 Florence, South Carolina July 29, 2019 (8/7,8/14,8/21/19) SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 2019-CP-40-3469 Michelle Marks, Plaintiff v. Performance Management Group, LLC d/b/a Zaxby’s,

530 ..................................WORK WANTED 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 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 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.................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980 ..................................................VANS

Defendant. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC D/B/A ZAXBY’S: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at his office of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, 1510 Calhoun Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. By Robert F. Goings, Goings Law Firm, LLC, 1510 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 350-9230 Fax: (877) 789-6340 Email: rgoings@goingslawfirm.co m Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF FILING TO: DEFENDANT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC D/B/A ZAXBY’S. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint in the above entitled action, together with the Summons and Civil Action Coversheet, were filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Richland County, South Carolina, on June 25, 2019, at 2:44 p.m., the object and prayer of which is the recovery of a sum certain due to Plaintiff by Defendant and for such other and further relief as set forth in the Complaint. By Robert F. Goings, Goings Law Firm, LLC, 1510 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 350-9230 Fax: (877) 789-6340 Email: rgoings@goingslawfirm.co m Attorney for Plaintiff (8/7,8/14,8/21/19) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that DSG INVESTMENT GROUP 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/WINE/LIQUOR at 1243 W. LUCAS ST. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than AUGUST 22, 2019. 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. (8/7,8/14,8/21/19) NOTICE OF SALE Case Number: 2019-CP-21-00174 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank v. George Barry Collins, as Personal Representative, individually, and as Legal Heir or Devisee of the Estate of Helon Dorothy Baggett Hanna Gerrald, a/k/a Helon B. Gerald, a/k/a Helon Baggett Hanna, Deceased, Clifton Ira Barry Collins, a/k/a Clifton Barry Collins, both individually and as Legal Heir or Devisee of the Estate of Helon Dorothy Baggett Gerrald Hanna, Lucinda M. Locklear , both individually and as Legal Heir of Devisee of the Estate of Helon Dorothy Baggett Gerrald Hanna, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, Midland Funding, and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, or his/her agent, will sell the real and applicable personal property described hereafter unto the highest bidder for cash, on September 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501. TERMS OF SALE: Cash or certified funds. Purchaser to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps and recording fee. Successful bidder, except Plaintiff or its attorney, required to deposit

immediately after said sale 5% of the amount of the bid in cash or certified funds, the same to be applied to the bid upon compliance with the terms of sale, but to be forfeited to Plaintiff as liquidated damages in case of failure to comply, and in such case, said premises may be resold on the same or some subsequent sales day at the direction of Plaintiff and upon the same terms at the risk of the defaulting bidder. The balance of the successful bid shall be payable within twenty (20) days of the close of the bidding. As a deficiency judgment has been waived by the Plaintiff the bidding will not remain open and the sale shall be final on the initial day of sale. Upon close of the bidding and compliance with the terms of sale by the highest bidder, a deed shall be executed to the purchaser. The sale shall be subject to any outstanding real estate taxes, easements, restrictions and/or covenants of record.The following is a description of the property to be sold: PARCEL 1: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being on the north side of New Street n/k/a Maple Avenue, of the Town of Johnsonville, County of Florence, State of South Carolina; said lot being shown and designated as Lot No. Eleven (11) on a plat made by J.D. Brown, Sr., Surveyor, in April, 1959, for F.B. Godwin and being bounded now or formerly as follows: north by Cleland Tanner and F.B. Godwin; east by Lot No. Twelve (12), being the property of Grady Morris; south by New Street n/k/a Maple Avenue; and west by Albert Cribb and William Hanna measuring as follows: Frontage on New Street n/k/a Maple Avenue One Hundred Seventy-four and five-tenths (174.5’) feet; the western line being Two Hundred Four (204’) feet; the northern line being Fifty-nine and five-tenths (59.5’) feet and eastern line being One Hundred Fiftyseven and Five-tenths (157.5’) feet. This being the same property conveyed to Helon B. Hanna and Clifton Ira Barry Collins by deed of Charles W. Bell and Nellie F. Bell dated January 30, 1995, and recorded January 31, 1995, in Book A-434 at Page 739 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS: 50003-05-001 Property Address: 245 Maple St., Johnsonville, SC 29555 PARCEL 2: All of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land containing one (1) acre lying being and situate in Johnson Township, School District No. 5, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, as shown and delineated on a map of the same prepared by Travis L. Carter, R.L.S., recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 31 at Page 138, reference being had thereunto as forming a part and parcel of this description. Said lot being rectangular in shape and having the following boundaries and dimensions, towit: on the southwest by a Road Unimproved as shown on said map for a distance of 251.44 feet; on the Northwest by lands now or formerly of Henry K. Hanna and Mrs. Beatty Ammons for a distance of 171 feet; on the east by lands now or formerly of Ramona M. Hanna and an unimproved 20’ access easement as shown on said map for a distance of 258.45 feet; and on the south by lands of Ramona M. Hanna for a distance of 170.86 feet. Reference to said map is hereby craved as a part and parcel of this description. Also included

herewith is a right-of-way and easement, the same being 20.0 feet in width and extending from S.C. Highway 341 along a field road which runs between the old Barney M. Hanna residence and residence of Ramona M. Hanna and thence across the back of the old Barney M. Hanna residence to the lot hereinabove described. Said easement to be for the purpose of ingress and egress only and for no other purpose whatsoever. Also included a 1999 Sweetwater mobile home with VIN# SHGA4890AB. Parcel 2 being the same property conveyed to Helon Baggett Hanna by deed of Bankers Trust Company of California, as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement Series, dated June 23, 2004, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A-851 at Page 1628 on June 28, 2004. TMS: 00433-05-226 Property Address: 710 ½ Lake City Highway, Johnsonville, SC 29555 NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to quality of title of property independent of title search prior to the sale. s/ Haigh Porter The Honorable Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County July 29, 2019 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Carson J. Askins Askins, Chandler, & Askins, LLP P.O. Box 10 Hemingway, SC 29554 (843) 558-2588 askinscj@gmail.com (814,8/21,8/28/19) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC vs.Mark D. Smith a/k/a Mark Douglas Smith, C/A No. 2019-CP21-00629. The following property will be sold on September 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Florence County Courthouse to thehighest bidder ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WANNAMAKER DRIVE, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 16 ON A PLAT OF PETTIGREW PLACE MADE BY A.L. ERVIN, C. E., ON JUNE 26, 1948 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK K, AT PAGE 105. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MORE RECENT PLAT PREPARED FOR MATT PURVIS AND APRIL PURVIS BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED FEBRUARY 7, 2008 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 93, AT PAGE 275. SAID PROPERTY BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY THE RIGHT OF WAY OF WANNAMAKER AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.13 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 184.76 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY UNDESIGNATED PROPERTY FOR A DISTANCE OF 76.32 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 171.35 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO AFOREMENTIONED PLATS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. Derivation: Book 719 at Page 860 TMS No. 90064 03 013 Property Address: 804 Wannamaker Ave, Florence, SC 29501 SUB-

JECT TO ASSESSMENTS, AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 30 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.000% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court at C/A #2019-CP-21-00629. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. William S. Koehler Attorney for Plaintiff 1201 Main Street, Suite 1450 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 828-0880 Fax: (803) 828-0881 scfc@alaw.net Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County A4701422 08/14/2019, 08/21/2019, 08/28/2019 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Marcus Welch, C/A No. 2019-CP21-00244. The following property will be sold on September 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Florence County Courthouse to the highest bidder 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, JUST NORTH OF EFFINGHAM AND CONTAINING 1.39 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON A PLAT OF PROPERTY MADE BY FLOYD and COLEMAN, LAND SURVEYORS, DATED JANUARY 21, 1974 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 14 AT PAGE 716. REFERENCE BEING MADE TO THE ABOVE REFERENCED MAP FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. LESS AND EXCEPT: THAT PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT IS COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD. SAID PORTION OF PROPERTY IS EXCLUDED FOR ANY EASEMENT OR RIGHTOF-WAY WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN GRANTED TO THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE FOR A ROADWAY AS REFERENCED IN THAT DEED FROM J. EARL MCELVEEN TO THOMAS E. RAWLS AND GLENDA RAWLS RECORDED FEBRUARY 6, 1974 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN BOOK A-140 AT PAGE 355. FOR FURTHER REFERENCE, PLEASE SEE PLAT BOOK 53 AT PAGE 447. Deriva-

tion: Book 736 at Page 89 TMS No. 0015501082 Property Address: 229 E Smallwood Road, Effingham, SC 29541 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 30 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.000% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court at C/A #2019-CP-21-00244. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. William S. Koehler Attorney for Plaintiff 1201 Main Street, Suite 1450 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 828-0880 Fax: (803) 828-0881 scfc@alaw.net Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County A-4701511 08/14/2019, 08/21/2019, 08/28/2019 NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Mortgage Research Center, LLC d/b/a Veterans United Home Loans, A Missouri Limited Liability Company vs. Elaine A. D'Ambrosio, Mario J. D'Ambrosio, C/A No. 2019-CP-21-00250. The following property will be sold on September 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Florence County Courthouse to the highest bidder THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NOS. 14 AND 15, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF KIRBY FARMS SUBDIVISION BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY DATED JUNE 23, 1971, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 87. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP PREPARED FOR ROBERT E. ARNETT, SR. AND PATRICIA JANE ARNETT BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED JUNE 16, 1994 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 53 AT PAGE 436. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 13; ON THE EAST BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF CANAL WOOD CORPORATION; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 16; AND ON THE

WEST BY FORE ROAD. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE FOR ANTHONY HOLLAND AND KAREN HOLLAND BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES DATED OCTOBER 23, 1995 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 58 AT PAGE 392. REFERENCE BEING MADE TO THE ABOVE REFERENCED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. Derivation: Book 597 at Page 453 TMS No. 0027501109 Property Address: 826 Fore Rd, Florence, SC 29506 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: A 5% deposit in certified funds is required. The deposit will be applied towards the purchase price unless the bidder defaults, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. If the successful bidder fails, or refuses, to make the required deposit, or comply with his bid within 30 days, then the property will be resold at his risk. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.625% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court at C/A #2019-CP-21-00250. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. William S. Koehler Attorney for Plaintiff 1201 Main Street, Suite 1450 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 828-0880 Fax: (803) 828-0881 scfc@alaw.net Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County A-4701514 08/14/2019, 08/21/2019, 08/28/2019 NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00578 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association vs. Willie C. Davis a/k/a Willie Clarence Davis, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Lounell Davis; Debra Redden; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; QHG of South Carolina, Inc., the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 3, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND CONTAINING 0.712 OF AN ACRE SITUATE IN FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, CARVED FOR TAX PARCEL NUMBER 315-02001 AS SHOWN ON A PLAT BY ERVIN ENGINEERING CO., INC., DATED JULY 30, 1992 PREPARED FOR LOUNELL DAVIS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 46 AT PAGE 142 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. SAID PROPERTY IS

BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOW, TO WIT: ON THE NORTH BY OTHER LANDS OF OLIVER MYERS FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.0 FEET; ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY OF GEORGIA PACIFIC CORP. FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.02 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY STATE ROAD S21-149 FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.0 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY OTHER LANDS OF OLIVER MYERS FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.0 FEET. REFERENCE IS MADE TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. ALSO INCLUDED HEREWITH IS THAT CERTAIN 1995 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMB E R GAFLR34AB19790OK WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LOUNELL DAVIS BY DEED OF OLIVER MYERS DATED AUGUST 20, 1992 AND RECODED OCTOBER 9, 1992 IN DEED BOOK A373, PAGE 364 IN THE OFFICE OF THE ROD FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 503 East Armfield Road, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 00315-02-042 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 2% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (8/14.8/21,8/28/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00642 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Derrick Harrison,


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10A as Personal Representative for the Estate of Bernice Harrison; Derrick Harrison; Tara Village Neighborhood Association of Florence, SC; SC Housing Corp.; The United States of America, Acting by and through its Agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 3, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE SOUTH OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT 3, BLOCK W, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF TARA VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, SECTION NO. 4, BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS DATED JANUARY 1972, AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY SCARLETT LANE ON WHICH IT FRONTS AND MEASURES 82.0 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 4, BLOCK W, ON WHICH IT MEASURES 150.0 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 15, BLOCK W, ON WHICH IT MEASURES 82.0 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT 2, BLOCK W, ON WHICH IT MEASURES 150.0 FEET, ALL AS SHOWN ON PLAT BY ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, DATED MAY 30, 1974. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BERNICE HARRISON BY DEED OF FRANK MEO, JR. DATED DECEMBER 16, 1997 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 30, 1997 IN BOOK A511 AT PAGE 2141 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 808 East Scarlett Lane, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 01812-01-179 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC

3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (8/14,8/21,8/28/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00909 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee For the registered holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-NC3 Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-NC3 vs. Jim Flowers; Stacey Flowers, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 3, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONTAINING 0.93 ACRES AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SHOWN ON THAT PLAT MADE FOR JIM & STACEY FLOWERS BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, INC. DATED NOVEMBER 23, 2006 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 90 AT PAGE 353, FLORENCE COUNTY RECORDS. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO SAID PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF METES AND BOUNDS. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JIM FLOWERS AND STACEY FLOWERS, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF ARBIE H. POWELL AND CAROL B. POWELL DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2006 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 7, 2006 IN BOOK B061 AT PAGE 142 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 4222 Four Seasons Road, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 00248-01-006 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). Deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not be closed on the day of sale but will remain open for a period of thirty (30) days as provided by law. Plaintiff is demanding a deficiency. The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.04% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as

may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (8/14,8/21,8/28/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-02256 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Delaware trustee and U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Co-Trustee for Government Loan Securitization Trust 2011-FV1 vs. Larry D. Covington; William A. Moral; Palmetto State Growth Fund, Inc. f/k/a Business Carolina, Inc.; North Star Capital Acquisition LLC; SC Housing Corp.; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 3, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT #9, BLOCK "D" ON A PLAT ENTITLED "PLAT OF LOT SURVEYED FOR LARRY D. COVINGTON", MADE BY WILLIAM E. SMOTHERS, JR., PLS DATED MARCH 22, 2000 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 73, PAGE 384 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION AS TO METES AND BOUNDS, COURSES AND DISTANCES, REFERENCE IS CRAVED TO THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LARRY D. COVINGTON BY DEED OF MARGIE S. THOMAS AND LARRY H. THOMAS DATED MARCH 27, 2000 AND RECORDED APRIL 3, 2000 IN BOOK A591 AT PAGE 210 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 408 East Suena Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90108-03-015 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within 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 4.625% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and

assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (8/14,8/21,8/28/19) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-21-00767 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company vs. Katrina L. Cooper; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; SC Housing Corp., the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 3, 2019 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT "C" CONTAINING 1.791 ACRES AS SHOWN ON A PLAT BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 64, AT PAGE 326 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. SAID LOT IS BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: ON THE NORTH BY S.C. HIGHWAY S-21-72; ON THE EAST BY MATTHEWS; ON THE SOUTH BY CECIL E. HUMPHRIES; AND ON THE WEST BY JAMES H. GROSS. REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE ABOVE PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. ALSO INCLUDED HEREIN A CERTAIN 2002 PIONEER MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING SERIAL NUMBER PH1608GA19117AB. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KATRINA L. COOPER AND DONALD L. COOPER, AS TENANTS IN COMMON, FOR AND DURING THEIR JOINT LIVES AND UPON THE DEATH OF EITHER OF THEM, THEN TO THE SURVIVOR OF THEM, BY DEED OF CECIL E. HUMPHRIES DATED JUNE 5, 1997 AND RECORDED JUNE 6, 1997 IN BOOK A494 AT PAGE 1045 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER, DONALD L. COOPER PASSED AWAY AND FULL TITLE PASSED TO KATRINA L. COOPER BY OPERATION OF LAW. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 5923 North Old Georgetown Road, Coward, SC 29530 TMS: 00188-03-070 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and condi-

tions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.16% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (8/14,8/21,8/28/19) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2019-CP-21-00508 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC against James A. McKissick,, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on September 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Courthouse, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being located in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.42 acres and being shown and designated as Lot No. Thirty-Five (35) on a map of Tarleton Estates Subdivision recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book N at Page 86. Reference is also made to a map made for J.H. Robertson, Jr., and Frankie E. Robertson by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated May 28, 1998, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 68 at Page 6. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the South by Clarendon Avenue for a distance of 95.83 feet; on the West by undesignated property for a distance of 189.61 feet; on the North by undesignated property for a distance of 27.45 feet; and 68.68 feet; and on the East by undesignated property for a distance of 192.24 feet. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to James A. McKissick by deed of J. H. Robertson, Jr., and Frankie W. Robertson recorded April 8, 2015 in Book B568 at Page 1232 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS: 9005308-005 Parcel No. 90053-08-005 Property Address: 1221 Clarendon Avenue Florence, SC 29505 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time

of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment being expressly waived by the Plaintiff, the bidding shall close on the date of sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.125% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for FLORENCE County Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 803-509-5078 / File # 1940210 Attorney for Plaintiff (8/14,8/21,8/28/19) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A No.: 2019-CP-21-01832 Branch Banking and Trust Co., Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of William Oliver Peace a/k/a William O. Peace, and John Doe and Richard Roe, as Repr sentatives of all heirs and devisees of William Oliver Peace a/k/a William O. Peace, deceased, and all persons entitled to claim under or through them; also, all other persons, corporations or entities unknown claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the subject real estate described herein, any unknown adults, whose true names are unknown, being a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants, persons under disability, or person in the Military Service of the United States of America, whose true names are unknown, being a class designated as Richard Roe, Janet Peace Wiggins, Individually and as Personal Representative of The Estate of William Oliver Peace a/k/a William O. Peace, Theresa P. Young, 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 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301, Columbia, SC 29201, 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. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-inEquity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. 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 the Plaintiff. 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 Defendants for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by William O. Peace and Lizzie R. Peace to Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina dated October 25, 2002 and recorded on October 28, 2002 in Book A703 at Page 2433, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Subject Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment. 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 and lot of land situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot 1, Block D. The said lot fronts on the south side of Warner Street and is bounded as follows: North by Warner Street for 90 feet, East by Lockey for 150 feet; South by Stone for 107 feet; and West by Lot 2 for 148.4 feet. This being the same property conveyed to William O. Peace and Lizzie R. Peace by deed of Branch Banking and Trust Company, successor in interest to Southern National Bank, Personal Representative and pursuant to powers granted to it by Article VII (3) of the Last Will and Testament of Ashpy P. Lowrimore, as filed in the Probate Court for Florence County in Probate Roll No. 2001-ES-21-00652, dated October 24, 2002 and recorded October 28, 2002 in Book A703 at Page 2119 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County, South Carolina. Parcel No. 90023-01-026 Property Address: 2106 Warner Street Florence, SC 29501 ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Laura A. Gregg, Esq. as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Laura A. Gregg, Esq. has consented to said appointment, it is FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Laura A. Gregg, Esq. has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Laura A. Gregg, Esq., PO Box 601, Port Royal, SC 29935 phone (843) 505-6566, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and 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 2106 Warner Street, Florence, SC 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 Laura A. Gregg, Esq., PO Box 601,

Port Royal, SC 29935 phone (843) 505-6566, 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 Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act a/k/a 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 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. 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 July 8, 2019. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 Michael C. Masciale SC Bar No. 103819 Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 BCPG No. 1941093 (8/14,8/21,8/28/19) NOTICE OF MASTER’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-02719 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee, on behalf of Aero Mortgage Loan Trust 2017-1 against Bernard J. Hackman; et al., I, the Master-in-Equity for Florence County, will sell on September 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, 29501, to the highest bidder the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land lying, being, and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known as: Lot No. 12 in Block A of Oakdale Golf Club Section on that certain plat made by Ervin Engineering Company dated March 30, 1961, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Florence County in Plat Book Q at Page 55 and being bounded as follows: on the northwest by Championship Drive; on the southeast by Lot No. 13; on the west by Dunes Drive; and on the east by Lot No. 11, all as shown on said plat. Derivation: Being the same property that is described in that certain General Warranty Deed from L. Bryan Calcutt and Karen M. Calcutt, Grantors, to Bernard J. Hackman, Grantee, dated July 15, 2003, and recorded July 16, 2003, in Book A759 at Page 660 in the Office of the Clerk of Court in and for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS#: 00751 01 006. Property Address: 850 S Dunes Drive, Florence, SC 29501. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Masterin-Equity at the conclusion of the bidding five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to the purchase price in the case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance with the terms of sale. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days of the close of bidding, then the Master-in-Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder until obtaining full compliance with the terms of sale. As no personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale. This property will be sold subject to the 120 day right of redemption of the United States of America. Purchaser to pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 9.500% per annum. Sale is subject to any past due or accruing assessments, property taxes,

easements, and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. If Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-referenced property, the sale of the property will be null, void, and of no force and effect and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search before the foreclosure sale date. The property will be sold without any warranty or representation as to title or otherwise by Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s counsel to purchasers at the foreclosure sale or other third parties. The Geheren Firm, P.C. 4828 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30338 678.587.9500 Attorneys for the Plaintiff (8/14,8/21,8/28/19)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that GLORIA CHARLES, 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/WINE at 1101-B OAKLAND AVE. FLORENCE, SC 29506. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than AUGUST 30, 2019. 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. (8/14,8/21,8/28/19)

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION The State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (“Review Committee”) is beginning its screening process for Seats 1, 3, 5, and 7 of the South Carolina Public Service Commission (“Commission”). The Review Committee will be accepting applications for Seats 1, 3, 5, and 7 beginning Monday, September 16, 2019, until 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019. The Commission has jurisdiction over matters pertaining to investor-owned electric and gas utilities, water and wastewater companies, telecommunications companies, carriers of household goods and hazardous waste for disposal, taxicabs, and other motor vehicle passenger carriers. A commissioner must have at least a baccalaureate degree and should have a background of substantial duration in one of the following areas: (a) energy; (b) telecommunications; (c) consumer protection and advocacy; (d) water and wastewater; (e) finance, economics, and statistics; (f) accounting; (g) engineering; or (h) law. The Commission is composed of seven commissioners, one from each of the seven Congressional districts. The Commissioner for the First Public Service Commission District represents Charleston, Berkeley, Beaufort, Dorchester, and Colleton counties. The Commissioner for the Third Public Service Commission District represents Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda counties, as well as parts of Newberry, and Greenville counties. The Commissioner for the Fifth Public Service Commission District represents Cherokee, York, Union, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield, Kershaw, and Lee counties, and parts of Spartanburg, Newberry, and Sumter counties. The Commissioner for the Seventh Public Service Commission District represents Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Horry, and Georgetown counties. Salary for these positions is $129,482 annu-

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 ally. Each candidate is required to submit a completed application form no later than the October 11th deadline. Applications will not be accepted after noon on Friday, October 11, 2019. Following the October 11th filing deadline, the Review Committee will begin its background investigation of candidates. Candidates and potential candidates are subject to certain restrictions with respect to contacting members of the General Assemb l y . Application forms may be obtained from the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee, 102 Gressette Building, Post Office Box 142, Columbia, South Carolina 29202, by contacting Heather Anderson, (803) 212-6208 or heatheranderson@scsenate. gov, or by contacting Michelle McGee, (803) 2126634 or michellemcgee@ scsenate.gov. For further information, contact Ms. Anderson or Ms. McGee, or the Review Committee’s website at: www.scstate house.gov/Committee Info/PublicUtilitiesReview Comm/2019PublicSer viceCommission ScreeningInfo.php. (8/21,8/28,9/49/11/19) SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2019-DR-21-808 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Amber Willis Defendant. IN THE INTERESTS OF: Jezzlyn G. Willis (06/06/2019) Minor under the age of 18 TO DEFENDANT: Amber Willis YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the Complaint for Removal in and to the minor child in this action, the original of which has been filed on June 14, 2019 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County 181 N. Irby St., Suite 2700, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at Laura J. Bardsley/G. Conrad Derrick, 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the Merits hearing in this matter is scheduled for October 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Laura J. Bardsley, SC Bar # 13484 G. Conrad Derrick, SC Bar # 1652 Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354/(843) 6739247 Florence, South Carolina 2019 (8/21,8/28, 9/4/19) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF DARLINGTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Case No. 2018-CP-16-00574 Selene Finance, LP, Plaintiff, vs. Anne V. Lewis, Anne V. Lewis as Trustee of the Estate of Sam L. Lewis, Estate of Sam L. Lewis, Ryan E. Lewis, Daylee J. Lewis, and Kori A. Lewis, Regions Bank d/b/a

Regions Mortgage, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, S&J Consultant Firm, and all other persons, firms, and corporations title to claim under, by and through Sam L. Lewis, his heirs, devisees and assigns, and also all other persons or entities unknown claiming any right, title, interest, estate in or lien upon the property described in the Petition, and also any unknown adults being as a class designated as JOHN DOE, and also any unknown infants or persons under disability being as a class designated as RICHARD ROE, and Respondents to include any party, person, or entity claiming an interest as an heir at law of Sam L. Lewis, their heirs, successors, and assigns, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, and James Lawhon, Jr., Defendants. Anne V. Lewis, Anne V. Lewis as Trustee of the Estate of Sam L. Lewis, and Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Third-Party Plaintiffs, vs. The Citizens Bank, ThirdParty Defendant. SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING AMENDED ANSWER OF ANNE V. LEWIS AND ANNE V. LEWIS AS TRUSTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SAM L. LEWIS, AND AMENDED THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CITIZENS BANK AND SECOND AMENDED ANSWER OF REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE AND AMENDED THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CITIZENS BANK TO THE DEFENDANT KORI A. LEWIS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Answer of Anne V. Lewis and Anne V. Lewis as Trustee of the Estate of Sam L. Lewis and Amended Third-Party Complaint against The Citizens Bank and Second Amended Answer of Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage and Amended Third-Party Complaint against The Citizens Bank in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at their offices, 1310 Gadsden Street, Post Office Box 11449, Columbia, South Carolina 29211, within thirty (30) days after service thereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Amended Answer of Anne V. Lewis within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in said Amended Answer of Anne V. Lewis. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the

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MERCHANDISE 450 Recumbent Elliptical exercise bike. Sit or stand. Space saver. $185 843-665-9207 (8/21) Treadmill. Like new. Space saver. Cushion deck. $225 843665-9207 (8/21) Large fiberglass pool filter & operating valuv. $450 843665-9207 (8/21) 1/2 HP pool motor & pool pump. Used one season. $150 843-665-9207 (8/21)

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

ROOMS FOR RENT 670 Furnished rooms for rent. Utilities included. City of Florence. Timrod Park area. 843-493-0177 or 843-472-1395 (9/11)

CAMPER SALES/ RENTALS 940 2014 22FT camper for sale. With queen bed. 843-346-5232

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One good still hunting member for small club. Each has two forty five acre plots. Dues $700.00. 843-665-9006 or 843-678-6598. J. Lee. Evergreen Area. (8/21)


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Your Florence’s Finest winners

Best Antique Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Palmetto Peddlers Best Auto Parts Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .O’Reilly Auto Parts Best Auto Repair Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dun-Rite Automotive Best Bar/Night Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jazz on Dargan Best Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Freeman’s Bakery Best Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Studio 313 Best BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roger’s Bar-B-Que Best Beauty Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Tim Smith Salon Best Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talbots Best Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tidal Wave Best Carpet Store/Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Home Depot Best Chinese Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Golden Dragon Best Chiropractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walton Family Chiropractic Best Computer Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BluFish IT Solutions Best Day Care/Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Generations Adult Day Center Best Day Care/Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McLeod Child Development Center Best Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Spa at McLeod Best Dentist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Paul Davis Best Dry Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cappi’s Cleaners Best Eye Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stokes Regional Eye Center Best Family Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Krista Kozacki Best Farm Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Agri Supply Best Fast Food Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chick-fil-A Best Finance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Edward Jones Best Financial Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wendell Jones Best Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Flowers by Starks Best Formal Dining Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victors Best Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Best Furniture Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Havertys Best Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Consider the Lilies Best Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Florence Country Club Best Greek Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Starfire Best Grocery Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harris Teeter Best Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McLeod Health & Fitness Center Best Hamburger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southern Hops Brewing Company Best Handyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry Lee Best Hearing Aid Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lifetime Hearing Services Best Heating and Air Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AirPro Comfort Systems Best Home Health Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Pharmacy Best Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McLeod Hospice Best Hot Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sonic Best Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Otis Best Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cormell, Streett & Patterson Best Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stefano’s Best Jewelry Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Galloway & Moseley Best Landscaping Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Taylor Garden & Gift Shop Best Law Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Finklea Law Firm Best Liquor Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Micky Finn’s Best Men’s Clothing Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Butler’s Fine Mens Clothing Best Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vallarta Best Nail Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Modern Nails and Spa Best New Car Dealership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cale Yarborough Honda Best Nurse Practitioner/PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Allison Slice Best Orthodontist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Sam Arazie Best Pediatrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Richard Davis Best Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harris Pest Control Best Pet Grooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bark Avenue Best Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Pharmacy Best Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fred Salley Photography Best Physical Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lauren Bunton Best Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cicis Best Place for a Business Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victors Best Place for a Country Meal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Woodstone BBQ & Seafood Best Place for an Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dun-Rite Automotive Best Place for Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Venus Restaurant Best Place for a Bargain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .House of Hope Mission Mart Best Place for Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Krispy Kreme Best Place for Dessert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Town Hall Best Place for Fried Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maryland Fried Chicken Best Place for Ribs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roger’s Bar-B-Que Best Place for Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Peddler Steakhouse Best Place to Buy a Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barrier Reef Best Place to Get Sweet Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bazen’s Family Restaurant Best Place to Get Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buffalo Wild Wings Best Place to Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McLeod Health Best Place to Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Spring Church Best Plant Nursery/Greenhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forest Lake Greenhouses Best Plumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gavin Stokes Best Real Estate Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Griggs-Floyd & Grantham Best Retirement Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Manor Best Roofing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Jones Best Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tubb’s Shrimp & Fish Co. Best Shoe Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stein Mart Best Sub Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Palmetto Subs Best Tanning Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Desert Sun Best Tax Preparer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WebsterRogers Best Tire Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Creel Tire & Auto Care Best Used Car Dealership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Five Star Chevrolet Best Veterinarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hewitt Animal Hospital Friendliest Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .First Reliance Bank Most Attractive Building . . . . . . . . . . . . .Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center Most Unique Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Palmetto Peddlers

The Chick-fil-A restaurant on South Irby Street.

Eat mor Chikin Readers choose Chick-fil-A as top fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A has been chosen by readers of The New Journal as the 2019 Florence’s Finest Fast Food Restaurant. Chick-fil-A is the third largest fast-food restaurant chain in the nation. The restaurant chain is known for the famous Chick-fil-A sandwich and waffle fries. Chick-fil-A has three locations in Florence. The West Florence restaurant, at 2705 David H. McLeod Blvd., is owned and operated by Blake Pate. The restaurant at 2016 S. Irby St. is owned and operated by Mark Drummond. The restaurant inside Magnolia Mall is operated by Interim Manager Simon Macdonald. Chick-fil-A is known for its excellent customer service and family values. The restaurant is also known for its faith values. Its restaurants are not open on Sundays. “We strive to treat every guest with honor, dignity, and respect. It is our goal to go the second mile with every single guest, every single day,” states a corporate press release. You may contact the David McLeod Blvd. Chick-fil-A at (843) 665-1512; the Irby Street location at (843) 629-1703 and the Magnolia Mall location at (843) 665-9259.

Customers wait in line at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Magnolia Mall Food Court.

It’s Victors for fine dining and business lunches Victors has been a Florence staple for more than a decade. When one thinks of a fine dining experience, chances are Victor’s will be one of the first restaurants that comes to mind. The restaurant, owned by Tim and Ann Norwood, was chosen by The News Journal readers as the winner of the 2019 Florence’s Finest Formal Dining and Best Place For a Business Lunch awards. Victors is located inside Hotel Florence at 126 West Evans Street in the newly revitalized historic downtown. It offers free parking behind the hotel with easy access through a courtyard entrance. Cooper Thomas serves as general manager and executive chef at Victors. In 2014, Thomas was selected by then Gov. Nikki Haley for the inaugural team of South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. “Our menu has a little bit of everything,” said Tim Norwood. “We satisfy the taste

Great food and quality service make Victors a community favorite. buds of a wide variety of people while keeping the dishes fresh, creative and price efficient. We strive to provide the highest quality service, along with local, fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients in a beautiful and relaxing environment for our guests.” Serving the people of Florence, however, is at the heart of Victor’s business philosophy. “We are able to meet so many people and keep close

relations with people in our community,” said Norwood. “We love being able to watch Victor’s bring such wonderful and different cuisine to Florence. We want to continue to give the Pee Dee area a place to enjoy time with their family and friends while having a dining experience like no other around!” Contact Victors at (843) 665-0846, or visit them online at www.victorsflorence.com


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B E S T F I N A N C E C O M PA N Y BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Edward Jones Readers of The New Journal have selected Edward Jones as the recipient of the 2019 Florence’s Finest Finance Company Award. Readers also chose Wendell Jones of Edward Jones as the 2019 Florence’s Finest Financial Planner. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 firm, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Edward Jones has three branch offices in Florence: Wendell Jones, 602 Coit St.; Janelle Walters, 140 West Evans Street, Suite 201; and Nicole S. Hupfer, 1949 B. Hoffmeyer Road. Wendell Jones opened Florence’s second Edward Jones branch in 1995. He became a limited partner with Edward Jones in 1997 and was named a principal with the firm in 2006. His business philosophy is simple. “We believe it is important to work together with you to understand what is most important to you,” Jones said. “By fully understanding your goals and comfort with risk, I can help develop a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. I will partner with you, your family and related professionals like your CPA, and estate attorney, to ensure

Wendell Jones, left and Caroline Jones Toniolo. your plan helps you arrive at your financial destination.” Jones earned a master's degree from Clemson University in 1999 and received Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards certification. Branch office administrators Hilda Hutto and Jodee Sears have a combined 27 years of experience. “We provide highly personalized service,” said Jones, “All aspects of our business are aligned to help us better understand and

meet our clients' unique goals and needs.” The branch offers a variety of services, including annuities, business retirement plans, IRAs, common stocks, income manager accounts, estate and trust services, fixed income investments, investor education programs, mutual funds, and more. Contact Wendell Jones at (843) 661-6441, Janelle Walters at (843) 669-9229, Nicole S. Hupfer at (843) 667-9168, or visit www.edwardjones.com

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B E S T B E AU T Y S A LO N

Tim Smith Salon The Tim Smith Salon has been chosen as the 2019 Florence’s Finest Beauty Salon by readers of The New Journal. Smith opened his salon, located at 268 West Evans St., in 2013. He had previously owned two other salons in Florence, but wanted to be part of the downtown revitalization. Sarah Young serves as the salon’s second stylist. “We offer all hair services, including color, cuts and styles, as well as waxing,” said Smith. “We specialize in hair and makeup for weddings and other special occasions and provide these services in the salon or on-site at the event. We also sell a wide range of hair products by Oribe and R & Co., and use color products by Goldwell, Redkin, Paul Mitchell, and Pulp Riot.” Smith said that through education and communication, he hopes to keep the salon at its best. “We strive very hard to keep ourselves and our products second to none,” he said. Flexibility of schedule and creative control are two aspects of operating his own business that keep Smith excited and passionate about his job. As for the future, Smith says the sky is the limit. “We are always looking for good stylists, and if the work load demands it possibly a full-time receptionist. Contact the Tim Smith Salon by phone at at (843) 468-1982 or by e-mail at timsmithsalon@gmail.com.

Tim Smith moved his studio to its present West Evans Street location in 2013.

Thank you for voting us Florence’s

BEST FORMAL DINING RESTAURANT &

BEST PLACE FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH • Catering • Banquet Room/Meeting Space Rental • Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Much More

Thank you to everyone that voted us

Florence’s Finest Beauty Shop • All Hair Services - Color, Cuts & Styles

•Hair & Makeup For Weddings & Special Occasions • Waxing

The Tim Smith Salon 268 West Evans Street • Florence

126 W. Evans Street, Florence • 843.665.0846 victorsflorence.com

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McLeod Health earns top honors in five categories McLeod Health earned five awards in The News Journal’s 2019 Florence’s Finest contest. McLeod was chosen by readers as Best Place to Work, Best Day Care/Nursery, Best Hospice, Best Gym, and Best Spa. McLeod Health McLeod Health operates McLeod Regional Medical Center. It also operates six other hospitals in Darlington, Cheraw, Clarendon, Dillon, Loris and Little River Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not for profit organization supported by the strength of approximately 750

members on its medical staff and more than 2,000 registered nurses. McLeod Health is also composed of approximately 8,500 employees and more than 90 physician offices throughout its 18-county service area. With seven hospitals, McLeod Health operates three Health and Fitness Centers, a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, a Behavioral Health Center, Hospice, and Home Health Services. The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Darlington, McLeod Health Dillon,

McLeod Health Loris, McLeod Health Seacoast, McLeod Health Cheraw and McLeod Health Clarendon. Child Development Center The McLeod Child Development Center is located at 202 East Evans Street. The center was established in 1982 to help employees of the medical center by providing child care for their children and grandchildren, ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. McLeod Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Child, awarded Breastfeeding

Friendly Child Care Designation, and ABC Quality rated Aplus Health and Fitness Center The McLeod Health and Fitness Center is located at 2437 Willwood Drive. The fitness center offers personal training, swimming, warm water exercise pool, racquetball, group fitness classes, cardio, weight training, gymnasium/basketball court, indoor and outdoor tracks, youth camps and programs, and full locker room facilities. The one hundred thousand square foot facility houses

everything under one roof. The Spa at McLeod The Spa at McLeod is located at 2437 Willwood Drive. The full service spa offers massage therapy, skin

care services, natural nail therapy, body treatments and waxing. Product lines available for skin care include Naturopathica (holistic plant based) and Image (peels).

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Lifetime Hearing Lifetime Hearing Services has been named the 2019 Florence’s Finest Hearing Aid Company by readers of The New Journal. “We are the very first private practice in audiology within the Pee Dee,” said owner Dr. Lesley Kirby. “We have grown to become the premier hearing healthcare location for our region.” Kirby opened her first office in 2000. Lifetime Hearing now has four offices: 522 W. Palmetto St. in Florence; 754 Carolina Ave. in Hartsville; 309 Clyde Ave. in Cheraw; and 2311 N. Broad St. in Camden. Lifetime Hearing offers comprehensive and exclusive hearing evaluation. It is an

authorized dispenser of Beltone hearing aids. It is the only cochlear implant facility in the region. It also offers tinnitus training therapy. Kirby sees her business as a gift from God. “The most unique aspect of our business is the personal care we provide each of our customers,” Kirby said. “One of the things I enjoy the most about my job is the flexibility it provides me as a busy mom and wife.” Kirby says she hopes that at some point in the near future she can hire and train a pair of hearing instrument specialists. Contact Lifetime Hearing at (843) 662-4327.

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Woodstone BBQ & Seafood has been chosen by the readers of The News Journal as the 2019 Florence’s Finest Place for a Country Meal. Jesse Mills and his wife, Cristi, opened the restaurant, in 2016. “I had worked at UPS for 25 years while my wife worked at McLeod,” said Mills. He said they opened the restaurant to give the community a place to get a good home-cooked meal. “We provide good food

and a great atmosphere,” he said. “Our employees are super friendly. You can get to know them and call them friends.” Woodstone offers individuals BBQ, chicken and seafood plates and sides, but its big draw is a country buffet that the restaurant bills as “The best buffet in the Pee Dee.” Mills says his business philosophy is to “do it right and don’t cut corners. Be friendly and courteous.” “We are just a small family business that tries to treat

customers like family,” said Mills. “We offer good food at a good price.” When asked what the future held for the restaurant, Mills said he’s not sure, but is open to expanding. “Right now it’s just to stay the same right here,” he said. “But you never know. You might see another Woodstone BBQ and Seafood in a town other than Florence. For information on Woodstone BBQ and Seafood, call or (843) 629-1290, or visit www.woodstonebbq.com

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First Reliance Bank Over the course of nearly two decades in the Florence banking community, Rick Saunders, his brother Paul Saunders, and their colleague, Dale Porter, came to share a dedication to forming strong and lasting relationships with their customers by building trust and providing real value in the community. The three became known as trustworthy, dependable bankers—people you could always count on. First Reliance Bank was founded on seven core values: trustworthiness, customers first, commitment to excellence, continuous improvement, teamwork, positive attitude, and results. Those values remain true today. First Reliance Bank has been chosen as the 2019 Florence’s Friendliest Bank by readers of The News Journal.

With the help of a core group of dedicated people, Rick, Paul, and Dale have shaped the bank, never straying from the founding vision. Today, First Reliance Bank has expanded beyond its hometown of Florence, to serve communities in Midlands, Upstate, and Coastal South Carolina, as well as the Piedmont Triad and Charlotte areas of North Carolina. First Reliance Bank has two offices in Florence. Its main branch is located at 2170 West Palmetto St. It also has a branch located at 411 Second Loop Road. The bank operates branches in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, West Columbia, Lexington, Greenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, Mooresville, N.C. and Winston-Salem, N.C. According to the bank’s

web site, www.firstreliance.com, its business philosophy is to make sure it creates the right culture. “If you get culture right, everything else falls into place, the site states. “As a local community bank in North Carolina and South Carolina, our culture is perhaps the most important component of our brand. Having a distinctive and compelling culture means that everyone has a clear understanding of who we are and what we’re working toward. In our culture, the brand is reflected in how people act. It’s a matter of everyone living our core values and delivering on our brand purpose—to make things better.” Contact First Reliance Bank at (843) 656-5000.

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Allison Slice, CNP Readers of The News Journal have chosen Allison Knight Slice, as the 2019 Florence’s Finest Nurse Practitioner/ Physician’s Assistant. Slice is on staff with McLeod Physician Associates as well as Jeter-Skinner Family Practice. Jeter-Skinner Family Practice is located at 101 South Ravenel Street, Suite 160. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing at The University of South Carolina. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “I began practicing with McLeod upon graduation

and I am celebrating my 20th anniversary with McLeod this year.” Said Slice. “As a FNP, I manage a wide range of health issues in an outpatient setting including chronic disease management, wellness physical exams for adults and children, women’s healthcare and acute illnesses. I see patients across the lifespan, from pediatrics to 10plus years old.” Slice went on to say that she “really enjoys the variety that Family Practice allows and especially enjoys taking care of families. It’s important to me to provide quality healthcare

and also to include the patient in their healthcare decisions. I make it a priority to develop a trusting relationship and encourage good communication. I like to look at the provider/patient relationship as a team. She said she is looking forward to providing another 20 years of quality healthcare with McLeod Health. Slice is accepting new patients and can often accommodate same day or next day appointments. Contact Slice through Jeter-Skinner Family Practice at (843) 662-1533.

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Finklea Law Firm The Finklea Law Firm has been named the 2019 Florence’s Finest Law Firm by readers of The News Journal. Attorney Gary Finklea established the firm in 2004. It now has three offices: in Florence, 814 West Evans St.; in Marion, 2554 W. Marion Hwy.; and Hemingway, 101 S. Main St. The firm presently has six attorneys and a support staff of 18. “Finklea Law Firm pro-

vides superior legal representation in a diligent and timely manner at reasonable rates with compassion for clients’ causes,” according to a statement from the firm. “We also take pride in giving back to and serving in the communities that we represent.” Its services include personal injury, litigation, social security disability, workers’ compensation, consumer law, real estate, criminal law, domestic law, probate

law, and business transactions. The firm states its plans for the future “are to grow our presence in the Pee Dee through increasing the time in which attorneys and staff occupy our Marion and Hemingway offices. Additionally, we are considering building a new office in Florence.” Contact the Florence office of the Finklea Law Firm at (843) 317-4900.

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