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NEIGHBORS NAME: Marie Neely FAMILY: Fredrick Neely and grown daughter Genny BORN: Conway, RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Retired teacher HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Reading, cooking, traveling WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mother because of her sayings that I remember and live by, such as ‘When in doubt, don’t.’”

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School bells ring again this Thursday Florence School District 1 teachers and staff will welcome students back to school this Thursday, Aug. 17. Students at Delmae Heights Elementary, with classes for kindergarten through fourth grade, will be entering a brand new school. “We are very eager to finally get in here,” commented third grade teacher Lauren Thompson. Blazely Young, also a third grade teacher, echoed Mrs. Thompson’s sentiments, noting the new school is equipped with upgraded technology which includes smart boards, Chromebooks for all students, as well as many more labs. “It’s pretty insane,” she said, adding the new school offers students the ability to get more advanced technology. Principal Roy Ann Jolley is thrilled with the new school. “I am so excited,” she said. “We have the freshness of a new school but comfortable in knowing even though its a brand new building we are taking what we had in old Delmae and bringing the same feeling to our new school.” All FSD1 elementary schools start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. Sneed, Southside and Williams Middle schools start at 8:20 a.m. and end at 3:35 p.m. High schools start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Rush Academy begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Parents and community members are encouraged to download the Florence One App. The app is free and found on the mobile phone in the App store using the Android or iPhone device with a search for Florence One

TEACHER LAUREN THOMPSON WELCOMES STUDENTS TO DELMAE ELEMENTARY Schools. School Food Services Breakfast and lunch prices for 2017-18 are as follows: student breakfast, $1.25; student lunch, $2; reduced student breakfast, 30 cents; reduced student lunch, 40 cents. The price of adult lunch is $4; adult breakfast is $2.35. Discipline A copy of the new 2017-18

Code of Conduct is printed in each student’s agenda. Each parent should review the new Code of Conduct with his/her child(ren) and stress the importance of acceptable behavior. A complete copy of this year’s Code of Conduct is found on the Florence One website. A personal copy of the Code of Conduct will be provided to any resident upon request.

Transportation For information regarding school bus transportation, call 843673-1118. After School Care Call the Extended Day Academy office at 843-664-2155 or your local school for details on after-school care.

Fiber Industries to restart textile production DARLINGTON COUNTY – Fiber Industries LLC is gearing up to restart textile production operations under new ownership in Darlington County. This new economic development project will create 135 jobs for the community with a more than $30 million expected investment in Darlington County.

“The Fiber Industries management team, Andrew Rosenfeld and Leandro Carboni, are excited about the opportunity to restart the Palmetto Plant and bring jobs to the Darlington County area.” They stated, “We have been very impressed with the local workforce’s capabilities. The support of

the state and the local community has been a key to help moving our project forward.” Fiber Industries LLC occupies the existing Palmetto Plant site on McIver Road in Darlington. Andrew Rosenfeld and Leandro Carboni combined have decades of experience in financial and commercial

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At its regular meeting held on Aug. 10 the Board of Trustees for Florence School District One voted to join a pending lawsuit contesting a settlement agreement reached between the South Carolina Department of Revenue and Farmers Telephone Cooperative Inc., on Jan. 8. If upheld, the settlement agreement would require the District to refund the subsidiaries of Farmers Telephone Cooperative approximately $400,000. The settlement agreement states that two Farmers Telephone Cooperative subsidiaries, FTC Communications LLC, and FTC Diversified Services LLC, are entitled to a rural telephone property tax exemption from tax years 2010 through 2015, with the implication that these two entities would be entitled to the exemption for current and future tax years as well. The settlement agreement triggers significant property tax refund liabilities for other school districts, counties, and other local entities within the subsidiaries’ service area. As such, the District had no choice but to join Clarendon School District Two, Williamsburg County School District, and the Counties of Clarendon, Florence, Sumter, Lee, and Williamsburg in challenging this settlement agreement before the South Carolina Administrative Law Court in order to protect the District’s interests. The Board has hired the law firm of Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP to handle this contested tax litigation matter.

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FIBER INDUSTRIES FROM PAGE 1A County,” said Frank Willis, Executive Director of Darlington County Economic Development Partnership. “Darlington County is ready for growth and we are ready to re-engage with Fiber Industries. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with our new partners.” Fiber Industries LLC will manufacture polyester staple fiber. The more than $30 million investment is expected to create at least 135 new jobs. Fiber Industries, a privately-held company, was established by MHR Fund Management LLC to restart the former Palmetto Plant in Darlington. Located at 1000 East McIver Road, textile manufacturing operations are

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GOD’S WORD He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope. He will bring full justice to all who have been wronged. Isaiah 42:3

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S.C.’s Nuclear Meltdown: What next, who pays? By Phil Noble Here’s the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 local electric co-ops) tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled the plug on the projects costing $9 billion and 5,000 jobs – so far. Here’s the question: Who is going to pay for this disaster? This is obviously a huge and complex mess and the answer to ‘who pays’ will be an ongoing issue for years to come and it directly affects the family budget of 2.2 million SCE&G and co-op customers in all 46 counties. The bill could be as high as $9,000 for a family of four. Over the coming months and years, there will be a host of accusations, finger pointing, charges and counter charges, law suits and countersuits. But, there are two things we know now for certain. The people with absolutely no responsibility for this disaster – the rate payers – are being asked to pay billions of dollars, perhaps for as long as 60 years. Those who are responsible – SCANA, Santee Cooper and the politicians that passed legislation to enable this to happen (and got paid for it) – will all be blaming each other when they are all at fault. As this issue continues to unravel, there will be lots of new information about who is responsible for what. Based on what we know now, here’s what I believe should be done. SCANA and SCE&G – Over the last ten years, SCE&G has hit their customers with nine rate increases and customers are already paying 20% of their bill to pay for the nuclear facilities – among the highest rates in the country. Now, they want to stick rate payers with a bill of $2 billion (others say the final number could be as high as $8 billion) to cover the cost of their failure over the next 60 years. What they should do: The entire board of directors and senior management should resign. They should return all pay raises, bonuses and stock options they received since the project began in 2008. Last year the top five senior managers made on average $2.8 million and CEO Kevin Marsh made $6.1 million and $28 million over the last five years. When they leave, they should get no golden parachute or severance of any kind. To avoid disruption at the company, it could be done over time but completed within one year. They should also roll back their rates to consumers to 2008 levels, plus inflation. And, how will they pay their debts? That’s their problem; it’s called capitalism. Santee Cooper – Santee Cooper is owned by the state of South Carolina and provides electrical power to the 20 local consumer owned electrical cooperatives. It owns 45% of the failed nuclear project and SCANA owns the other 55%. They have imposed numerous rate increases on their 1.5 million customers via the local co-ops and since the project has been cancelled, they announced they will raise rates another 10% in December. They have worked hand in glove with SCANA on every aspect of this project – most notably on spending vast sums of cash to secure the support of the legislators and other politicians they needed to make this all happen. What they should do: The entire board of directors and senior management of Santee Cooper should resign. They should return all pay raises and bonuses they received since the project began in 2008. Last year the top five senior managers (state employees) made on average $321,682 and President Lonnie Carter made $540,929. When they leave, they should get no golden parachute or severance of any kind. To avoid disruptions at the company, it could be done over time but completed within one year. They should also roll back their rates to 2008 levels, plus inflation. And, how will they pay their debts? Serious consideration should be given to selling Santee Cooper. S.C. Public Service Commission – There are seven Public Service Commissioners who are in charge of regulating the public utilities. They have approved the overall project and passed on each of the rate increases by SCE&G. What they should do: All the commissioners should resign and return all pay raises they received since the project began in 2008. Last year the seven commissioners had an average salary of $109.407. The whole Public Service Commission should be reformed by the legislature to prevent this type of oversight failure in the future. The S.C. Legislature – In 2007, they passed the Base Load Review Act that allowed utilities to charge consumers in advance for the construction of the nuclear facilities plus guaranteeing them a 10.25% profit – even if the project failed. The bill S.431, passed the Senate in just two days without a single recorded vote. The House passed it in three days by a vote of 104-6 and it became law two weeks later without Governor Sanford’s signature. (If the governor does not veto a bill, it automatically takes effect in two weeks.) According to a column in The State, the lead senator received $74,750 in campaign contributions from electric companies and “the electric utilities and the nuclear industry made 619 contributions totaling $514, 956 to lawmakers in the legislative session leading up to the vote.” In response to the current crisis, 27 senators and legislators have now formed a new Energy Caucus to investigate what happened and develop recommendations. Ironically, a number of the legislators in the Energy Caucus were original sponsors of the legislation. What should they do – All legislators should 1) donate all campaign contributions they have received since 2007 from SCANA, Santee Cooper and the co-ops to the charity of their choice,

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Reasons for missing school Students and teachers head back to school this week, so it won’t be long before teachers will start seeing absences. Following are some entertaining excuse notes from parents (with original spelling), collected by schools from all over the country. Note: Some of these notes were probably written by the students. Please exkuce Pam for being absent from skool. She was sick and I had her shot. Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday. Please exscuse Cecil being absent on June 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33. Please excuse Marvin from Physical Education lessons for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face. Ray was absent yesterday because

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he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part. Bethan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins. Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side. Please excuse Ray from school. He has very loose vowels. Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had (diahre) (dyrea) (direathe) the runs. Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust. Please excuse Eddie for being. It was his father's fault. I kept Billie home because she had

to go Christmas shopping because I don't know what size she wears. Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral. My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines. Please excuse Mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps. Mary-ann was absent October 8-11, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night. Please excuse little Jimmy for not being in school yesterday. His father is gone and I could not get him ready because I was in bed with the doctor. Source: www.guy-sports.com/months/ jokes_school_back

Open-government movement has come a long way By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller It was ten years ago that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s Fiscal Transparency Website -- one of the first such sites the country. The goal was to provide citizens easy access to details about how state government spends their money. At the time, the idea of making itemized, monthly reports of state agencies’ expenditures available on the Internet was considered revolutionary. Today, however, every state has such a website. (It’s worth noting that S.C’s transparency website is

one of just a handful created without legislation requiring it… and the only one I’m aware of that was created using existing internal resources. My office also maintains the site without seeking additional funding.) Over the past decade, the open government movement has flourished: More information is on the web, and in easy to find formats. Meetings of public bodies are being live-streamed on the Internet. Laws requiring public officials to provide government records to citizens are being strengthened and modernized. Here in S.C., nearly 40 towns, cities and counties now voluntarily show their itemized

CONTINUED FROM LEFT 2) publicly disclose all retainers, consulting contract and other payments they or immediate family members have received from SCANA, Santee Cooper and the co-ops. One legislator has said that he will return some campaign contributions. And, a recent Post and Courier story said all the members of the S.C. Congressional Delegation in Washington are getting paid as well with recent political contributions averaging $70,000 each. They should give this money to charity. Also, three congressmen own stock in SCANA; they should sell it and give all increases in value since 2008 to charity. Governor Henry McMaster – Published reports are that “according to McMaster’s financial disclosures, he’s received tens of thousands of dollars from the state’s electric cooperatives. McMaster has also received tens of thousands of dollars from donors affiliated with SCANA.” Specifically, in first quarter of 2017, he has received $33,500 from the co-ops and in June, he received a $2,500 personal contribution from SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh. To date, he has only said he would follow the legislature recommendations and he’s organizing a job fair for the 5,000 people who lost their job. What should he do – He should lead – plain and simple. First, he should donate to charity all of the campaign contributions he has received from the utilities since 2007. Thus far, he has said that he would see what the Legislature comes up with and support their recommendations. As so many of the legislators are tainted by the utilities money, he should appoint a special independent commission to conduct a complete investigation, presided over by a chairman that is an outside expert. Is this tough – sure it is. But, it’s nowhere near as tough as it will be for South Carolina families that will be forced to pay billions of dollars for the mistakes of others. How many families can afford to pay a new bill of $9,000? We need big change and real reform in S.C. politics – and this is a good place to start. This is as much a political scandal as a utility scandal as the politicians enabled it to happen – and got paid a lot of money in process. It doesn’t have to be this way. We need big change and real reform – NOW. Phil Noble has a technology firm in Charleston, is founder of World Class Scholars and writes a weekly column for the S.C. Press Association. Contact him at phil@philnoble.com and get his columns at www.PhilNoble.com.

expenditures on the web. All of the state’s school districts are now required to post their transactions online, as are all public colleges and universities. My staff provided advice and support – at no cost – to any school district that needed help providing this information. Visitors to the Comptroller’s Office website, cg.sc.gov, can find links to state contracts with vendors, as well as information about travel costs for each state agency, economic development grants, and the revenue impact of the state’s various tax credits and exemptions. In June, I announced our latest round of enhancements to the Fiscal Transparency Website. Visitors to the site can click links to see if they’re owed money under the Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property program, view campaign contributions to political candidates, track spending bills supported by each of our state’s Congressmen, and see who’s paying lobbyists to get influence at the State House. There’s also a link to see how lottery proceeds are being used. (Because lottery revenues and expenditures are not processed through the statewide accounting system that my office operates, I had previously been unable to track these funds.) For information about the growing cost of attending college, we’ve added a report showing tuition increases at South Carolina’s public colleges over the past decade. These enhancements are part of an ongoing effort to make as much information as possible readily accessible to citizens. Several recent changes to state law are designed to increase transparency. Elected office-holders now must disclose their sources of personal income under an ethics reform measure intended to help weed out conflicts of interest. And a bill signed into law in May limits how much time public officials can take to respond to records requests, as well as how much they can charge citizens for copies of records. Even in Congress there are encouraging signs on the transparency front. A bipartisan group

of lawmakers have sponsored the Open Government Data Act, which would put federal data online in a downloadable and machine-readable format. The open government movement has come a long way in the past ten years. But there’s much more that must be done if the sun is to truly shine on government. Some officials will always search for excuses to make decisions behind the scenes, keep records out of public hands, or otherwise create obstacles to transparency. Citizens have a big role to play in the transparency movement. Let your public officials know that you expect nothing less than full transparency in government operations. The next time a politician asks for your vote remind them that trust is a two-way street – and that citizens have a valid right to know how public business is conducted and can be trusted with the information.

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Florence named Best in America to Age in Place

Women voters league to show movie at library The Florence League of Women Voters will celebrate Women’s Equality Day with a 2 p.m. showing of “Iron Jawed Angels” at the Florence County Library on Saturday, Aug. 26. Iron Jawed Angels, set in 1912 Philadelphia, begins when young suffragist activists Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor) have a meeting with Carrie Chapman Catt (Anjelica Huston) and Anna Howard Shaw (Lois Smith) of NAWSA (National American Woman Suffrage Association). Carrie Chapman Catt, who later founded the League of Women Voters, had campaigned for women’s suffrage for decades. By 1900, Catt succeeded the 80-year-old activist Susan B. Anthony as president of the NAWSA, the organizational predecessor to the League. That group’s relentless campaigning is credited with helping win President Woodrow Wilson’s respect and support – which ultimately lead to the passage of the 19th Amendment. On Feb. 14, 1920, roughly six months before the ultimate passage, Catt founded the League to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan nationwide organization of women and men with local

Leagues all over the United States. Its purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. Key goals of the LWV are: protecting voters, educating and engaging voters, reforming money in politics and defending the environment. The Florence League of Women Voters invites you to become a member in 20172018. The Florence Library is located at 509 S. Dargan. The movie showing is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Voter registration and membership applications will be available.

THE PEE DEE REALTOR ASSOCIATION presents a check for $7,830.18 on Aug. 2 to the House of Hope/Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter.The funds were raised at the association’s Run for Hope on June 24. House of Hope staff and realtors pose with Bryan Braddock, House of Hope executive director and Andrea Butler of Weichert Realtors, holding sign on left.

Florence was chosen first in The 10 Best Places in America to Age in Place by Realtor.com. To determine the best places to age in place, the team took the 300 largest metros and evaluated them for affordability and health services, and then made sure these were locations people would really want to spend their golden years. Macon, Ga. was number two on the list, followed by Lake Havasu City, AZ, Vero Beach, FL; Texarkana, TX; Saginaw, MI; Redding, CA; Dothan, AL; Shreveport, LA and Hickory, N.C. Surprisingly Florida did not come out on top. Miami – once known as “God’s Waiting Room,” ranked only as the 113th. The very worst to age in place is Burlington, VT.

Winner selected in Full Forward downtown business contest In May the Florence Downtown Development Corporation announced their “Full Forward Downtown Business Contest.” By the deadline of July 7, 36 business owners had submitted their entry to win $50,000. The contest was created to give existing retail business owners or franchisees the opportunity to relocate or expand their existing business into the Downtown Florence Historical District in an effort to increase the number of retail shops in the downtown area. On Thursday, Aug. 4, a panel of judges selected L. Mae Boutique as the winner. They will receive over $50,000 which includes a $20,000

cash prize for expenses related to the new store, plus an additional $30,000 up-fit grant to be used for interior renovations to the building that the winner leases to house their business. In addition, the winner will receive $500 for signage and a first year business license credit of $300. Special lease incentives may also be offered by selected property owners. L. Mae Boutique, LLC has two existing locations, one in Pawleys Island and a second location in Myrtle Beach. L. Mae Boutique is comprised of two unique brands, L. Mae Boutique and Wild Mabel Clothing Company. L. Mae offers a colorful preppy style while Wild Mabel yields

a more relaxed beachy-boho look. Their target customer is 16-44 year old females. Vandelyn Nichols, a Clemson graduate, is their Executive Manager. She originally initiated the L. Mae Boutique business as a parttime hobby while working in the healthcare industry and as the home based on-line business grew the decision was made to open a location in Pawleys Island. As the business continued to develop, a second location opened in Myrtle Beach and plans are to have the Florence location open by November of this year. The exact downtown location has not yet been determined. Bob Sager, Retail Recruitment

Specialist with the Florence Downtown Development Corporation commented “the contest greatly exceeded our expectations, we never envisioned that we would receive 36 entries. While L.Mae was the winner of the $50,000 prize, most of the other entries will still be eligible to receive the up-fit grant as well as the sign grant and business license credit if they choose to locate a business downtown. Those incentives total over $30,000.00”. For additional information, call Bob Sager at 843-407-1512 or via email at bob@florencedowntown. com.

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SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-1346 Irene Reed Singletary, Plaintiff, vs. Express America Mortgage Corporation and First Bank National Association, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

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

that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on May 19, 2017 the object and prayer of which is to quiet title to the following property: All that certain piece parcel or lot of land lying and being situate near the City of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 8, as shown on a map of Forest Lake South, No. 4, by Ervin Engineering Company, Inc., dated April 11, 1989, recorded in Plat Book 34 at Page 113 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and reference is further made to plat prepared for Irene Reed Singletary by Ling, Hick and Associates, Surveyors, dated June 15, 1994, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County,. Said lot is shown to be bounded as follows: On the North by Lot 9 for a distance of 200.17 feet; on the East by Lot 13 for a distance of 115.6 feet; on the South by Lot 7 for a distance of 199.52 feet; and on the West by Yeargin Cove for a distance of 90.0 feet. For a more complete description, reference is made to said plats. This being the same

property conveyed to Michael A. Conway by Deed of Fred W. McKenzie, dated November 30, 1989 in Deed Book A-313 at Page 1401 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Tax Map: 1013-01-070 A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. July 20, 2017 Florence, South Carolina CHARLIE J. BLAKE, JR. Attorney for Plaintiff Firm Finklea Law 814 West Evans Street Post Office Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) cblake@finklealaw.com (8/2, 8/9, 8/16/17) SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT (NON-JURY DECLARATORY JUDGMENT/QUIET TITLE ACTION) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF MARION C/A NO: 2017-CP-33-00446 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust

Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates Series 2005-RP3, PLAINTIFF, vs. The Allegiance Mortgage Group, Inc.; Bank of America, N.A, DEFENDANTS. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: THE ALLEGIANCE MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, Hutchens Law Firm; P.O. Box 8237; Columbia, SC 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to a Special Referee which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. 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 the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be

deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to a Special Referee in this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. NOTICE OF FILING OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: THE ALLEGIANCE MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons, along with the Complaint, was filed with the Clerk of Court for Marion County, South Carolina, on June 20, 2017. John B. Kelchner S.C. Bar #13589 Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 8237 Columbia, SC 29202 803-726-2700 Attorney s for Plaintiff (8/2, 8/9, 8/16/17) SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Case No. 2017-CP-21-01484 The Loan Source, Inc., Plaintiff, v. S & S Market NY Corp, S Suhad LLC, S & S Place, LLC, Norman Gibbs, Carrie A. McKenney, Rachel McKenney, Leroy Muldrow, and Diane Summers, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS S & S MARKET NY CORP, S SUHAD LLC, S & S PLACE, LLC: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint 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, , P.O. Box 11449, Columbia, SC 29211, within thirty (30) days after service thereof upon you, 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 said Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned attorney on behalf of the Plaintiff herein, will seek the agreement and stipulation of all parties not in default for an Order of Reference to the Special Referee for Florence County stipulating that said Special Referee may enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on June 6, 2017. s/J. Kershaw Spong July ____, 2017 LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff above named against the Defendants above named for the foreclosure of a certain mortgages given by: S SUHAD LLC to The Loan Source, Inc. dated the 28th day of July, 2011 and recorded the 8th day of August, 2011 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Book B363 at Page 411. S & S Place, LLC to The Loan Source, Inc. dated the 28th day of July, 2011 and recorded the 8th day of August, 2011 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Book B363 at Page 420. The description of the premises as contained in said mortgages is as set out in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. June 2, 2017 Exhibit A Lot 41 - 608 Lawson Street All that certain lot of land situate in the northern part of the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, measuring 50 feet front on Lawson Street, and being in depth 140 feet, said lot being designated as Lot No. 41 on a map made by R.N. Whelchel, C.E. dated November 9, 1937 for Bynum-Ingram Lumber Company and J.E. Pettigrew and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book H at Page 17, and is bounded on the North by Lot No. 42; East by Lot No. 43; South by Lot No. 40; and West by Lawson Street. The said lot is located 77 feet South of the Southeast corner of Lawson Street and Ingram Avenue. Being the same property conveyed to S Suhad, LLC by deed of Tariq Koarti dated May 26, 2011 and recorded in the ROD for

Florence County in Book B353 at Page 1655. TMS No. 90072-02-011 Lot 42 - 610 Lawson Street All that certain lot of land together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of Florence, State of South Carolina, at the Southeast corner of Lawson Street and Ingram Street, fronting and measuring 77 feet on Lawson Street being known as Lot 42 on a plat made by R.N. Whelchel, C.E. for J.E. Pettigrew and BynumIngram Lumber Co. dated November 9, 1937, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book H at Page 17. Said lot being bounded as follows: on the North by Ingram Street; on the East by Lot 43; on the South by Lot 40; and on the West by Lawson Street. Reference being made to the aforementioned plat for a more complete and accurate description of said property. Being the same property conveyed to S & S Place, LLC by deed of Tariq Koarti dated May 16, 2011 and recorded in the ROD for Florence County in Book B352 at Page 0957. TMS No. 90072-02-010 J. Kershaw Spong [SC Bar # 5289] SOWELL GRAY ROBINSON STEPP & LAFFITTE, LLC P.O. Box 11449 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 929-1400 Email: kspong@sowellgray.com Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/2, 8/9, 8/16/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE PROBATE COURT Case No.: 2017-CS-21-54 IN THE MATTER OF AMM BY HER GUARDIAN AD LITEM BRENDAN P. BARTH, JOHN S. TURNER, CPA, PC Petitioner, vs. WHITNEY E. CAMPBELL AND JACQUELYN C. CAMPBELL Respondents. SUMMONS TO THE RESPONDENTS ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to answer the Petition herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer toi this Petition upon the subscriber, at the address shown below, within (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of service, and if you fail to answer the Petition, judgement by default will be

rendered against you for relief demanded in the Petition. Florence, South Carolina June 2, 2017 PETITION FOR MINOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR Petitioner: JOHN S. TURNER, CPA, PC 1. Give me your relationship to the alleged incapacitated person, if any, and your interest in this proceeding. SEEKING APPOINTMENT AS CONSERVATOR OF THE MINOR TO ASSIST WITH THE SETTLEMENT REACHED IN HER CIVIL CASE OF $90,000.00. 2. Information Minor/Allegedly incapacitated person Name: AMM Age: 6 Date Of Birth: 02/04/2011 Last Four Digits of Social Security Number: XXXXXX-3725 Address: 701 S. DARGAN STREET City/State/Zip: FLORENCE, SC 29506 Telephone (Home): 843260-7798 (CELL) To my knowledge, the above-named DOES NOT have a Will To my knowledge, the above-named DOES NOT have a Power of Attorney 3. Jurisdiction and venue: South Carolina has jurisdiction over the allegedly incapacitated adult because: A. South Carolina is the “Home State” because the allegedly incapacitated person has been physically present in South Carolina for the six month period immediately preceding the filing of this petition or for at least six consecutive months ending within the six month period immediately preceding the filing of this petition; B. Venue for this prededing is proper in this county because the above minor/alleged incapacitated person: resides in this county 4. The name and address of the above person’s guardian, if any, is: BRENDAN P. BARTH, PO BOX 107, FLORENCE, SC 29503 5. Information- Family (list nearest relative first) of minor/alleged incapacitated person, including dates of birth of minors: Name: EUGENIA MORALES SILVA Date of Birth: 10/11/87 Address: 701 S. DARGAN STREET FLORENCE, SC 29506 Relationship: MOTHER Name: JUAN MARTINEZ Address: UNKNOWN/LAST

KNOWN LOCATION MEXICO Relationship: FATHER 6. The following is a general statement of the property, assets, and income of the above person, together with an estimate of the vale thereof: ( A full inventory, Form #550pc, shall be completed and filed with the Court within thirty days of appointment.) Description - INSURANCE PROCEEDS FROM A SETTLEMENT ARISING OUT OF A DOG BITE CASE VALUE: $90,000.00 7. The appointment of a conservator for the above person is necessary because (state reasons justifying appointment) THE MINOR WAS INVOLVED IN A CIVIL LITIGATION CASE WHICH HAS NOW BEEN SETTLED FO $90,000.00. 8. I request the appointment of: Name: JOHN S. TURNER, CPA, PC Address: POST OFFICE BOX 6405 FLORENCE, SC 295026405 Telephone: (843) 6625581 Email: JOHN@JOHNSTURNERCPAPC.COM whose priority for appointment as conserver for the above person is as follows: nominated by one with priority to serve in his/her stead ( specify): ASHLEY B. NANCE, ATTORNEY FOR MINOR 9. The following persons are required by statute to be given notice of the time and place of hearing on this Petition: Name: EUGENIA MORALES SILVA Address: 701 S. DARGAN STREET, FLORENCE, SC 29506 (HAS CUSTODY OF CHILD) Relationship: MOTHER 10. I request that the Court set a time and place of hearing on this Petition; that the Court determine that the above person is a person for whom appointment of a conservator is proper; that the Court appoint JOHN S. TURNER, CPA, PC as the conservator of the above minor/incapacitated person; and, that Letters of Conservatorship be issued to the conservator. Executed this __ day of May, 2017 NOTICE OF HEARING TO ALL PARTIES OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Hearing on a Petition to Appoint Consevator in the above-referenced matter is scheduled for September 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m before the Honorable J. Munford Scott,


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6A Florence County Probate Judge. The hearing will take place at The County Complex, Florence County Probate Court, 180 North Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501 at the time listed above. Florence, South CarolinaJuly 18, 2017 KING, LOVE AND HUPFER, LLC Ashley B. Nance 135 South Dargan Street, Suite 201. Post Office Box 1764 (29503) Florence, South Carolina 29506 (843) 407.5525 Petitioner/Attorney for the Petitioner Florence, South Carolina (8/2, 8/9, 8/16/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Thursday the 24th day of August 2017 at 10:00 AM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $50.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. B-06 Sammie Pickens Household Items B-14 Jose J. Hernandez Household Items C-27 Charles R. Ford, Jr. Household Items H-32 Nathasha L.Washington Household Items (8/9, 8/16/17)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that RVP PROPERTIES LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of LIQUOR AND WINE at 202 3RD LOOP RD. SUITE E FLORENCE, SC 29505. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than AUGUST 25, 2017. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (8/9, 8/16, 8/23/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT HOWE SPRINGS SELF STORAGE WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE LIEN PLACED UPON THESE UNITS FOR UNPAID RENT AND FEE’S. THE PUBLIC SALE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 WITH COMPETITIVE BIDDING STARTING AT 10:00 AM. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 825 E. HOWE SPRINGS RD. FLORENCE, SC 29505. HOWE SPRINGS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNIT. D76: CORTINA DAVIS – BINS, BOXES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. E96: EDWARD MOSES HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND MISC. F127: ELIZIBETH HALL – TABLE, CHAIRS, CHINA CABINET AND MISC. (8/9,8/16/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2009-CP-21-01950 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC 2005-FR5 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-FR5 vs. Kenneth McClam and Tracy McClam, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS PROPERTY BEING SHOWN ON A PLAT PREPARED FOR KENNETH MCCLAM AND TRACY MCCLAM BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED MAY 27, 2005, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 86 AT PAGE 401. REFERENCE BEING HAD

TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KENNETH MCCLAM AND TRACY MCCLAM BY DEED OF LANDAMERICA ONE STOP, INC. RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY ON JUNE 3, 2005 IN BOOK A931 AT PAGE 181 AND RE-RECORDED ON JULY 14, 2005 IN BOOK A940 AT PAGE 539. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 512 Forrest Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80020-16-006 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within ***MASTER_IN_EQUITY_ ADRS_SSN*** days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). 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 8.25% 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 Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00662 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. vs. Thessalonia B. Prince, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Eli D. Bradley; Daryl Lamont Bradley; Monetta Darden, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 3 IN BLOCK "D" ON A PLAT OF PINE FOREST PLANTATION MADE BY FRANK E. HINSON ON FEBRUARY 26, 1961 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK "Q" AT PAGE 95. SAID LOT FRONTS AND MEASURES ON ROBESON AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 99.50 FEET AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NO. 1 IN BLOCK "D"; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 4 IN BLOCK D"; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 5 IN BLOCK "D"; AND ON THE WEST BY THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROBESON AVENUE. REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ELI D. BRADLEY BY DEED OF DANIEL O. DIMMERY DATED OCTOBER 14, 2005 AND RECORDED OCTOBER 18, 2005 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN DEED BOOK A963 AT PAGE 1074. S U B S E QUENTLY, ELI D. BRADLEY PASSED AWAY, LEAVING THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO HIS HEIRS OR DEVISEES, NAMELY MONETTA DARDEN AND DARYL LAMONT BRADLEY, AS IS MORE FULLY PRESERVED IN PROBATE CASE NO. 2013-ES-2100605. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2104 South Robeson Avenue, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90111-03-002 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 3.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO. 2017-CP-21-958 Eric Muldrow, Plaintiff, vs. Delores Henry, Defendant. Pursuant to a Decree of the Honorable Haigh Porter, Special Referee for Florence County, dated August 2, 2017, in the matter of Eric Muldrow vs. Delores Henry, I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, before the court house door in Florence County, South Carolina, at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the following described premises, to-wit: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as Lot 171, as shown on a map of Spaulding Heights Subdivision by W.R. Banks, REG, Surveyor, REG Surveyor dated August 8, 1965 and recorded in plat Book Z at page 161, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and being generally bounded and described as follows, to wit: on the North by Shenandoah Lane, on which it fronts and measures a distance of 75 feet; on the South by the run of a pond and on the West by Lot 170 for a distance of 210 feet, all measurements being a little more or less. For a more particular description, reference is hereby made to said plat. This being the same property conveyed to Delores Henry by Deed of Eric Muldrow recorded June 25, 2015 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County in Deed Book B580 at Page 1336. TMS#: 90113-01-050. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, which include real property taxes, existing easements and restrictions of record. TERMS OF SALE: For cash, unless Plaintiff becomes the successful purchaser. The Special Referee for Florence County will require a deposit of five per cent (5%) of the bid in cash or the equivalent, the same to be applied on the purchase price in case of compliance, and if such deposit is not made, the Special Referee will re-sell said property on the same sales day or some subsequent sales day as may appear advantageous. In case the successful bidder shall fail to comply with his bid by payment of the balance of the purchase price after the acceptance of his bid, his deposit shall be forfeited and the property re-sold on some subsequent sales day without further order of the court. Deficiency Judgment being specifically required by Plaintiff, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale as provided by law. Interest on the balance of the bid shall be paid to the day of compliance at the stated rate. Sale will not be held unless a representative of Plaintiff is present at sale. HAIGH PORTER, SPECIAL REFEREE FLORENCE COUNTY 2017 (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: South State Bank vs. Ashley Johnson a/k/a

Ashley S. Johnson; Canal Development Corporation, successor by merger to Canal Industries of North Carolina, Inc.; The Caroline Company a/k/a The Caroline Company, LLC; and Hodge Land Company, Inc. a/k/a Hodge Land Co., Inc., C/A No. 2016-CP-21-2696; The following property will be sold on September 5, 2017, at 11:00 am, and remain open until October 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, 180 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land lying and being situate near the City of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot No. 9, containing 0.63 acres (27,850 square feet) as shown on a map of Kirby Farms Subdivision, No. 2 by Engineering Consultants, dated May 12, 1988 and recorded in Plat Book 31 at Page 261 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and reference is further made to a plat prepared for Peggy and Ashley S. Johnson by Lind, Hicks and Associates, Surveyors, Inc., dated June 26, 2006, and recorded in Plat Book 89 at Page 304 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference is made to said plats for a more complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Ashley S. Johnson by Deed of Jean A. McKenzie, dated June 29, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, simultaneously herewith TMS #: 00274-01161 Property Address: 241 Kirby Farm Drive, Florence, SC SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY AD VALOREM TAXES, EASEMENTS AND/OR, RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open thirty (30) days after the date of the sale. 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 on the day of sale or fails or refuses to comply with the bid within 20 days, then the property will be resold at the bidder's risk. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded or reserved, the sale will remain open for thirty (30) days pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §15-39-720 (1976). The Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a personal or deficiency judgment, at any time prior to the foreclosure sale. 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 7.625% per annum. For complete terms of sale, see Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court at C/A #2016-CP-212696. 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. Kristen N. Nichols, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff 40 Calhoun St, Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29401 40000-00250 The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County DATE: August _, 2017 (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014-CP-21-02324 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust vs. Michael M. Friday; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder:ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CARTERSVILLE TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF FLORENCE AND STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEING BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY OTHER LANDS OF THE GRANTOR AND MEASURING TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) FEET; ON THE EAST BY LANDS OF THE GRANTOR AND MEASURING 111.59 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LANDS OF ISAIAH DICKEY, FORMERLY WAYNE HILL AND MEASURING TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY PUBLIC ROAD NO. S-21-53 AND MEASURING 111.59 FEET. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL M. FRIDAY AND BARBARA FRIDAY, 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 FROM MONROE A. FRIDAY AND MARGIE FRIDAY, DATED SEPTEMBER 23, 1999 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 24, 1999, IN BOOK A573 AT PAGE 2154, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THEREAFTER BARBARA FRIDAY PASSED AWAY AND FULL TITLE PASSED TO MICHAEL M. FRIDAY BY OPERATION OF LAW. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2329E Lynches River Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS: 00005-04-034 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 6.625% 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 (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00146 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. vs. Walter J. Treadway; Dee Treadway; Atlantic Credit & Finance Special Finance Unit III, LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 2, BLOCK "C, AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF LAURELWOOD SUBDIVISION BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY DATED AUGUST 24, 1979 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 18 AT PAGE 741. ALSO REFERENCE MAP MADE BY ERVIN ENGINEERING COMPANY, DATED APRIL 7, 2010 AND RECORDED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED OFFICE IN PLAT BOOK 96 AT PAGE 469. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WALTER J. TREADWAY AND DEE TREADWAY, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP, BY DEED OF ADVANTA IRA ADMINISTRATION, LLC F/K/A ENTRUST GEORGIA, LLC, F/B/O R.E. HARLESS, JR. IRA #SC-10109 DATED APRIL 5, 2012 AND RECORDED MAY 15, 2012 IN BOOK B404 AT PAGE 806 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 320 Bayberry Circle, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00983-03-002 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 3.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01182 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Pennymac Holdings, LLC vs. Margaret W. Lenhart; Robert Maldon Weatherly, as Personal Representative of the Estate of James B. Lenhart, Jr.; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 11 ON A MAP OF OAK FOREST, PHASE 1, MADE BY LIND, HICKS & ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, JULY, 1983, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 21 AT PAGE 777, AND AS SHOWN ON A MAP MADE BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES, SURVEYORS, DATED OCTOBER 29, 1984, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 22 AT PAGE 987 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE PLAT AND MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED JAMES B. LENHART, JR. AND MARGARET W. LENHART BY DEED OF RICHARD GLEN STEPHENS AND LAURA TAYLOR STEPHENS DATED JUNE 26, 1992 AND RECORDED JUNE 29, 1992 IN DEED BOOK A365 AT PAGE 2139 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. SUBSEQUENTLY, JAMES B. LENHART, JR. PASSED AWAY AND HIS INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT PROPERTY WAS PASSED TO MARGARET W. LENHART BY PROBATE OF ESTATE FILE 2015ES2100699. SEE ALSO DEED OF DISTRIBUTION DATED FEBRUARY 8, 2016 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 8, 2016 IN DEED BOOK B615 AT PAGE 1153 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 683 Florida Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00741-01-011 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 8.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 of record and any other senior encumbrances. If the United States is named as a Defendant, The sale shall be subject to the United States 120 day right of redemption pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 2410(c). 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 (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-364 Bath, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Lexus Builders, LLC, all persons claiming any right, title, interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, and First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, as successor to Florence National Bank, Defendants. SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on February 8, 2017 at 4:04 p.m. and the Amended Summons and Amended Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on February 20, 2017 at 3:49 p.m., for purposes of quieting title, as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT Pursuant to an execution dated March 25, 2012, and subsequent levy, the Treasurer of Florence County, South Carolina, acting in his official capacity and through the Delinquent Tax Collector of Florence County, South Carolina, offered for sale two parcels of real property of Lexus Builders, LLC for non-payment of 2011 and 2012 real property taxes. The properties are described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel lot or tract of land shown and designated in the Office of the Florence County Tax Assessor as having Tax Map and Parcel Number 90062-16-034. All that certain piece, parcel lot or tract of land shown and designated in the Office of the Florence County Tax Assessor as having Tax Map and Parcel Number 90062-16-035. This being the same properties conveyed to Ronald Barfield by deed from Dean Fowler, Jr. Treasure of Florence County recorded on April 15, 2014 in Deed Book B517 at Page 1315 and B517 at Page 1325. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. August 4, 2017 Florence, South Carolina PATRICK B. FORD Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm P.O. Box 1317 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29503 Phone: (843) 317-4900 Fax: (843) 317-4910 E-mail: pford@finklealaw.com ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing unto the satisfaction of this Court upon reading Plaintiff’s Petition to Appoint Guardian ad Litem Nisi, and Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr., Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, having consented to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi and to represent the Defendants including all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real property located in Florence County, South Carolina, and designated as Tax Map Numbers 9006216-034 and 90062-16-035, any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being classes designated under the fictitious names of John Doe and Richard Roe, here-

inafter referred to as “Defendants,” and that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr., Esquire, is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of such Defendants and has no interest herein adverse to the interest of said Defendants and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff in this action or with their counsel. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr., Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said Defendants and he is hereby authorized to appear in and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants and to protect their interests, unless said Defendants, or any of them, shall within thirty (30) days of the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service as herein provided, apply to this Court for the appointment of another competent and discreet individual of their choice to serve as Guardian ad Litem for them, for the purposes of this action. Upon the failure of such application, within the specified time, this Order shall automatically become final and absolute. IT IS SO ORDERED. May 15, 2017 Florence, South Carolina Michael Nettles CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-01281 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for C-BASS 2007CB2 Trust, C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007CB2 vs. Kevin Kelly, as Personal Representative for the Estate of William Kelly; Elizabeth M. Kelly; Westbrook Homeowners Association, Inc. of Florence, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CONTAINING 0.86 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, DESIGNATED AS LOT 10 OF WESTBROOK SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1 AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF WESTBROOK SUBDIVISION PHASE 1, PREPARED BY DAVID A. NEBITT, RLS, DATED DECEMBER 3 1990, A COPY OF WHICH IS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 41 AT PAGE 133. SAID LOT OF LAND IS MORE PA R T I C U L A R LY BOUNDED ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTHEAST BY TRACES GOLF COURSE FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY LOT 11 ON THE AFORESAID MAP FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET; ON THE SOUTHWEST BY SOUTHBOROUGH ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET AND ON THE NORTHWEST BY LOT 9 ON THE AFORESAID MAP FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM S. KELLY BY DEED OF GREGORY PSILLOS DATED JULY 7, 2000 AND RECORDED JULY 7, 2000 IN BOOK A599 AT PAGE 1688 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 4407 Southborough Road, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 00517-01-002 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 6.66% 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 (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-21-00765 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Indenture Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc., GMACM Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-GH1 vs. Ada O. Nwankudu; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. s/b/m to Wachovia Bank, N.A.; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THOSE CERTAIN PIECES, PARCELS, OR LOTS OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NOS. SIXTY-ONE (61) AND SIXTY-TWO (62) ON A MAP OF HIGHLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, NO. 2, BY ERVIN ENGINEERING CO., INC., DATED AUGUST 10, 1953, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK "O" AT PAGE 49. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A MAP MADE FOR ADA 0. NWANKUDU AND AMADI E. NWANKUDU BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED JANUARY 14, 2000, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 73 AT PAGE 123. SAID LOTS TOGETHER BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT; ON THE NORTH BY BERKLEY AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 160.21 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 66 FOR A DISTANCE OF 178.98 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 67 FOR A DISTANCE OF 159.85 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 63 FOR A DISTANCE OF 181.15 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ADA O. NWANKUDU BY DEED OF GARY F. FLYNN DATED JANUARY 27, 2000 AND RECORDED JANUARY 28, 2000 IN BOOK A585 AT PAGE 1 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1160 Berkley Avenue, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 90053-06-008 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 2.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17)


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-00915 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Deandre C. Harris; West Florence Holdings, LLC; West Lake Homeowners Association; The Citizens Bank; Onemain Financial of South Carolina, Inc. f/k/a Springleaf Financial Services of South Carolina, Inc.; 1st Franklin Financial a/k/a 1st Franklin Financial Corporation; Branch Banking & Trust Co. a/k/a Branch Banking & Trust Company; LVNV Funding LLC, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on September 5, 2017 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT #64 ON A PLAT OF WEST LAKE S U B D I V I S I O N , RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 89, AT PAGE 104. SAID LOT BEING MORE PARTICULAR SHOWN AND DELINEATED ON THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT, WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE THERETO. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEANDRE C. HARRIS BY DEED OF KAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC DATED AUGUST 30, 2013 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 IN BOOK B488 AT PAGE 1658 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1814 Lake Wateree Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 005312-01-064 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17)

SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-850 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of United States of America acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture against Christopher Ham, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence CityCounty Complex, 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, being known and designated as Lot 89 of a subdivision for H.H. Gregory, as shown on map of Ervin Engineering Co., dated January 20, 1960, as recorded in Plat Book “C” at page 56. Reference also being had to a more recent survey prepared for Ernestine Ham by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc. dated July 22, 2009 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 95 at Page 482 on August 18, 2009. Reference being had to the above referenced plats for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Ernestine Ham by deed of Linda K. Anderson dated August 18, 2009 and recorded on August 18, 2009 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B263 at Page 290. Subsequently, the property was conveyed to Christopher Ham by deed of distribution from the Estate of Ernestine Ham dated January 9, 2012 and recorded on January 9, 2012 in Book B385 at Page 599. Property Address: 409 Pickney Street, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TMS # 70005-07-006 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17)

AMENDED SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-879 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against Lawrence W. Killin, Jr. and Jaime W. Killin, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot Parcel "A" containing 3,603 square feet (0.083 acres) as shown on a plat prepared for Ricky Lynn Allen and Teresa F. Allen and Terry T. Kampiziones by Lind, Hicks & Assoc. Surveyors, Inc., dated April 2, 2005 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 86 at Page 208. Reference said plat for a more complete and accurate description. The subject property is also depicted as Lot 1-A containing 0.08 acres on a plat prepared for the Grantees by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated August 12, 2008 and recorded in the office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Plat Book 94 at Page 258. This being the same property conveyed unto Lawrence W. Killin, Jr. and Jaime W. Killin by Deed of Ricky Lynn Allen and Teresa F. Allen, dated August 12, 2008, and recorded August 21, 2008 in Deed Book B-203 at Page 1715 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot No. Eighty-Seven (87) as shown on a map of Brockton made by Lind Surveying Co., Inc., dated April 4, 1979 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 19 at Page 990. Reference is also made to a map made for Ricky Lynn Allen and Michelle Brown Allen by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated December 12, 1990 and recorded in Plat Book 39 at Page 253, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Reference said maps for a more complete and accurate description. The subject property is also depicted as Lot 1 containing 0.19 acres on a plat prepared for the Grantees by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated August 12, 2008 and recorded in the office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Plat Book 94 at Page 258. This being the same property conveyed to Lawrence W. Killin, Jr. and Jaime W. Killin by Deed of Ricky Lynn Allen and Teresa F. Allen dated August 12, 2008, and recorded August 21, 2008 in Deed Book B-203 at Page 1711 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS#: 00514-01-087 629 McKeithan Road Florence, South Carolina 29501

TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.875% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 (8/16, 8/23, 8/30/17)

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RESORT PROPERTY 660 ALL REAL estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination .” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. • (TFN)

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Pruitt named to S.C. Golf Hall of Fame YMCA swim team hosts ‘Y Try it Days’

With a career ranging from winning championships to officiating championships, Dillard Pruitt has been selected for induction into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame, announced President Frank Ford III recently. Becoming the organization’s 68th member, Pruitt will join uncle Dillard Traynham and brother-in-law Jay Haas in the state’s golf DEE PRUITT shrine. Pruitt’s on-course achievements include winning multiple junior championships, becoming an All-America at Clemson University, earning victories in the South Carolina and Sunnehanna Amateurs and capturing a PGA Tour tournament title. After competing for ten years on the top professional golf tours, he became a PGA Tour rules official and is currently in his 19th

season in that position. His career toward the Hall of Fame began “playing golf with my parents,” Pruitt said. He played multiple sports at Travelers Rest High School before deciding to focus on golf. Bursting onto the junior scene in 1978, Pruitt was victorious at the Florence Junior Boys (now known as the Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational), the Furman Junior Invitational and the Frank B. Edwards, the forerunner of the prestigious Bobby Chapman Invitational. A year later, he won the Carolinas Junior and placed second in the SCGA Junior Championship. At Clemson, Pruitt was an All-America twice and a three-time All-ACC player. He was named to the ACC’s 50-year team and has been inducted into the Clemson athletic Hall of Fame. His amateur triumphs include the 1982 SCGA Amateur Championship and the ’83 Sunnehanna. After regaining his amateur status, he won the 2002 Sunnehanna, the 2003 Canadian Amateur and the 2003 CGA Match Play. Pruitt spent two years playing professionally in Europe before joining the PGA

Tour in 1988. He won the 1991 Chattanooga Classic, played in two Masters, two U.S. Opens and three PGA Championships. Pruitt joined the PGA Tour’s rules staff in 1998 and spends 28-30 weeks a year on the road at tournaments. In 2015, Pruitt was named to the Rules Official Staff for the 2015 President’s Cup. The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held during the South Carolina Golf Association’s Golf Day, Jan.13, 2018 at Columbia Country Club. Limited tickets are available. For details, call 803-732-9311 or go to info@scgolf.org.

Does your child love swimming and you think they would enjoy a swim team program? Are they ready? Come try the Y’s PYSCES program at no cost during Y Try It Days, Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 19 at noon. PYSCES stands for Progres-

Gamecock Club planning Fall Football Kickoff luncheon The Florence County Gamecock Club announces its annual Fall Football Kickoff Luncheon with Tony Morrell of “The Big Spur”/247 Sports on Thursday, Aug. 24 at noon at the Floyd Conference Center, Carolinas Hospital System. Tony will discuss the 2017 football season. The cost is $20, paid at the door, and includes lunch from Roger’s BBQ House. A raffle for Gamecock autographed items will be held. For more information, contact FCGC President Scat Scaturro at 843-621-8008.

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Back to school basics to keep your kids safe Transitioning from summer months to the school year can be challenging for both children and parents. However, taking a few simple steps can ensure a healthy and productive start to your child’s school year, says Dr. Benjamin Elder with McLeod Pediatric Associates of Florence. Dr. Elder Annual Checkup Schedule your child’s annual checkup with the pediatrician before school starts to make sure your child’s vaccinations are up to date. It’s also a good idea to ask the pediatrician to check your child’s vision before they return to the classroom. If your child plans to participate in sports, remember to schedule a preparticipation physical exam, or PPE. Vaccines It’s easy to keep up with vaccines when our children are little because they generally visit their doctor more frequently for scheduled check-ups. However, as children age, their visits tend to become spaced out. If we are not careful as parents, we could miss some of the recommended immunizations that ensure our children’s safety. Preteens and Teens Teen and pre-teen years are opportune times to protect children against the many types of diseases they may encounter now or when they venture off after graduation. There are four additional vaccines each teen/pre-teen should consider before graduation. They are Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV, and the Flu vaccines. • Tdap: Protection for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (or whooping cough) are present in this vaccine. Tetanus is an infection that causes lockjaw and tetany. Diphtheria causes an infection that can make breathing and swallowing difficult. Pertussis is a respiratory illness that causes continual coughing that can lead to breathing difficulties and is often fatal in infants. Vaccination is recommended between the ages of 11 and 12. • Meningococcal: Meningococcal is swelling of the lining of the brain and spinal cord or blood infections. This condition can be fatal in children. Recommendations are a first shot at age 11 or 12 and a booster is recommended at age 16. • HPV (Human Papillomavirus): HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and is a contributor to several types of cancers, such as anal or cervical. A shot is recommended at 11 years of age. This is a three shot series over a 6-month period and is designed to protect our children

before they become sexually active. • Flu: Annual flu shots can help prevent the spread of illness caused by the influenza virus. The flu is an illness that affects the lungs and respiratory track. It causes symptoms such as a high fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, headache, fatigue and body aches. It is best to get vaccinated before flu season as it takes about two weeks after vaccination to be protected from the flu. Nutrition The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following tips to help your child eat healthy during the school day: • Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. • Most schools regularly send schedules of cafeteria menus home and/or have them posted on the school’s website. With this advance information, you can plan on packing lunch on the days when the main course is one your child prefers not to eat. • Look into what is offered in school vending machines. Vending machines should stock healthy choices such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water and 100 percent fruit juice. Learn about your child's school wellness policy and get involved in school groups to put it into effect. • Each 12-ounce soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Drinking just one can of soda a day increases a child's risk of obesity by 60%. Choose healthier options to send in your child's lunch. Pedestrian Safety Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 19,200 children seek medical attention for injuries sustained while walking, and almost 500 children die every year in pedestrian accidents. According to a 2012 report by the organization, pedestrian injuries among 16- to 19-yearolds increased 25 percent over the previous five years. Teens now account for half of all pedestrian deaths among children 19 and under. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal recommends the following tips to keep your children safe from pedestrian injuries: • Put devices down while crossing the street. One in five high school students cross the street while distracted by technology. Teach your kids to put devices down, look up, listen, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. • Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. Tell kids to stand at least three giant steps back from the curb

as the bus approaches and board the bus one at a time. • Make sure your carpool is safe. Carpooling is a great way to

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height. If there isn’t, find an alternative way for your child to get to and from school. A board certified Pediatrician,

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Francesca Wilkins, MD Joins McLeod Endocrinology Associates Expanded Access. Same Quality Care. McLeod Endocrinology Associates is pleased to welcome Francesca Wilkins, MD to our growing practice. Board certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Wilkins joins Aundrea Loftley, MD in providing compassionate, high quality care. Together, Dr. Loftley and Dr. Wilkins make it easier than ever for patients with endocrine (glandular) conditions to get the care they deserve. “I love using my acquired experience, training, skills, and information I gather from my patients to help each patient live up to their optimal health.” Commonly treated conditions: • Diabetes • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease • Tumors affecting endocrine glands • Adrenal & Pituitary Disorders Dr. Wilkins is accepting new patients by appointment and physician referral. Call 843-777-7490 to make an appointment.

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Pee Dee Land Trust renews accreditation At a time of political change, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1999, Pee Dee Land Trust (PDLT) has been doing just that for the people of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Now, PDLT announced it has renewed its land trust accreditation – proving once again that, as part of a network of only 389 accredited land trusts across the nation, it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work. “Renewing our accreditation shows that Pee Dee Land Trust is committed to meeting the highest professional standards as we continue working with landowners across our region to preserve the places we depend on for food, timber, drinking water, outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, and where we can know our history,” said David Harper, executive director. “We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process. Our staff, board, and our members know this strength means that special places across the Pee Dee

will be protected forever, improving the quality of life for us and our children.” Pee Dee Land Trust had to provide extensive documentation and undergo a comprehensive review as part of its accreditation renewal. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded the renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that private land enrolled in PDLT’s conservation program will be protected forever. Accredited land trusts must renew every five years, confirming their compliance with national quality standards and providing continued assurance to donors and landowners of their commitment to forever steward their land and easements. Almost 20 million acres of farms, forests and natural areas vital to healthy communities are now permanently conserved by an accredited land trust. “It is exciting to recognize Pee Dee Land Trust with this distinction,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director

of the Commission. “Accredited land trusts are united behind strong ethical standards ensuring the places people love will be conserved forever. Accreditation recognizes Pee Dee Land Trust has demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.” PDLT is one of 1,363 land trusts across the United States according to the most recent National Land Trust Census, released December 1, 2016 by the Land Trust Alliance. This comprehensive report also shows that accredited land trusts have made significant achievements. • Accredited land trusts have steadily grown and now steward almost 80% of conservation lands and easements held by all land trusts. • Accredited land trusts protected five times more land from 2010 to 2015 than land trusts that were not accredited. • Furthermore, accreditation has increased the public’s trust in land conservation, which has helped win support for federal, state and local conservation funding measures. A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits are detailed at www.landtrustaccreditation.org. About Pee Dee Land Trust PDLT is a communitysupported conservation land trust with a mission to conserve, and promote an appreciation of, the significant natural, agricultural, and historic resources of the Pee Dee region of South Car-

olina. With that mission in mind, PDLT has worked with more than 66 landowners to develop conservation agreements protecting more than 27,000 acres of prime farmland, working forests, rich natural areas and important historic sites across 10 counties bordering on the Great Pee Dee River and its major tributaries. In addition, PDLT owns two nature preserves on Black Creek in Darlington which are open to the public. PDLT hosts a range of education events and outings throughout the year that provide opportunities to connect with the land and that build a conservation community of people who care about good land stewardship. For more information, visit their website: www.peedeelandtrust.org. About the Land Trust Accreditation Commission The Land Trust Accreditation Commission inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in the conservation of open lands by recognizing organizations that meet rigorous quality standards and strive for continuous improvement. The Commission, established in 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts. For more, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org. Land Trust Alliance Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. Based in Washington, D.C., and with several regional offices, the Alliance represents about 1,000 member land trusts nationwide. Connect with them online at www.landtrustalliance.org.

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CARE House hosting Pebbles of Power event Thursday, Aug. 17 All around the nation communities are painting rocks to brighten the world around them. CARE House of the Pee Dee is hosting its first ever Pebbles of Power Event on Thursday, Aug. 17, with a kickoff paint party at the CARE House, 1500 Patton Dr. At this drop-in, paint, rocks and pizza will be provided. The goal is to paint as many rocks as possible that will be scattered around town for people to find with the hope that they will be encouraged. CARE House wants your help to ignite positively throughout Florence. Please join Pebbles of Power in painting and hiding pebbles. When painting pebbles, feel free to write inspiration quotes or just paint a design. Be considerate; only place rocks in safe places

and keep the artwork family friendly. Place rocks so they don’t interfere with mowers of weed trimmers, and do not place them in fountains of local parks as they could cause damage. If you find a pebble you want to keep, replace it with another that you have painted. Post pictures with your pebbles in The CARE House of the Pee Dee Facebook page using hashtag #FloPebblesof Power.

Savvy Soiree set for Sunday Savvy Soiree announces the 2nd Annual Wedding & Event Showcase taking place on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s showcase will take place in the ballroom at the Florence Civic Center. The showcase will be an opportunity for brides, grooms, and their families to meet and have one-on-one conversations with wedding professionals for every aspect of wedding planning. There will be wedding fashions, photographers, planners, entertainment, venues, and so much more. The first 100 brides will receive a swag bag from The Knot, including the latest issue of The Knot magazine. One lucky bride will have an opportunity to win a pair of pearl earrings and bracelet from local Main Street Jewelers. There will be a trip given away every hour of the showcase. Also, brides can enter to win other fantastic prizes that will be given away during the showcase. “This is such a fabulous and exciting event which offers everything any bride could ever need…and it’s all under one roof. There’s no need to spend countless hours researching, calling, and gathering quotes because the vendors come to you. Brides, grooms, and planners can meet, sample and discuss services in a face-to-face setting,” stated professional wedding planner, Stephanie Forte. Attending offers a one-stop-shop with the area’s best professionals. Savvy Soiree representatives say this event is not just for current brides-to-be, but rather for anyone looking forward to that special day. “There’s definitely something for everyone. We encourage all to join us, whether you’re attached or single or planning an anniversary, looking to renew your vows, or just collecting ideas for one day in the future,” said Forte. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the showcase. Tickets can be purchased online at www.savvysoireesc.com/showcase-tickets or at the door. To get the latest in showcase information, visit www. savvysoireesc.com.

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South Florence football players raise funds to promote reading Earlier this year, the South Florence High School football program participated in a telethon to help other students in the community. During the telethon, members of the South Florence football team asked adults in the community to purchase vouchers for reading materials for elementary school students. The team members sold vouchers for $20 that elementary students will exchange for reading materials. “Without a good reading foundation in elementary school, students cannot make it to high school with the skills necessary to succeed,” said South Florence High School Football Coach David Prince. “We hope that we can encourage students to read more and with this voucher, they can choose materials to read from a variety of subject matter that interests them,” added Prince. The vouchers for the students totaled $6,050 with an amount of $3,025 for each school. Prince presented the vouchers of 200 envelopes that contained a card worth $20 for each student at Dewey L. Carter Elementary and Green-

pal Dr. Susan Collins accepted the reading vouchers on behalf of their students. “We at Dewey L. Carter are so appreciative for the Bruins football players’ efforts in raising funds for reading materials for our students. Our students love to read and these funds will help us tremendously,” said Dewey L. Carter Principal Wendy Frazier. “We are extremely excited about the gift of reading provided for our students at Greenwood by the South Florence Bruins football team!” said Dr. Susan Collins. “Reading makes a positive difference, and because the students will be able to select reading materials that interest them, they will be very eager to make use of these vouchers,” she added.

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Public warned about unsafe eclipse eyewear Before you peer towards the heavens to view the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21, be sure you’re protecting your eyes with eclipse glasses – not sunglasses – that are properly ISO-rated. A slew of bogus eclipse glasses have hit the market as the celestial event of the century nears. That’s led to some concerns, and a warning, from Francis Marion University Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Dooley Planetarium Dr. Jeannette Myers on the dangers of viewing the eclipse without proper eye protection. Myers says the correctly rated glasses will block 99 percent of the ultraviolet light produced by the sun during the eclipse, while incorrectly

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ISO-rated glasses will not. Attempting to the view the eclipse through the bogus eclipse glasses could cause permanent damage to viewers’ retinas. “There are some glasses that have the markings of being ISO rated but are not dark enough to view the sun safely,” Myers says. “The correct glasses for viewing the eclipse will block over 99 percent of the light. This means you can only see the sun when you look through them. You should not be squinting when looking at the sun through the glasses.” Correctly rated glasses are almost opaque, except when viewing the sun. But the real test is the rating, and

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DARLINGTON – Race weekend events include: Friday, Sept. 1 – Bringing Downtown Alive. Free concert with The Recollections Band from 7 to 10 p.m. on Liberty Lane and Pearl Street downtown Darlington. Food and beverages available for purchase. Saturday, Sept. 2 – Market on Darlington Square from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. holds its annual kids sidewalk chalk art contest. vendors, food, produce, live music, and more. Free admission. Southern 500 Parade begins at dusk (around 6:15-7:45 p.m.) at the corner of Pearl St. and Edwards Ave. near Piggly Wiggly. Come see Hall of Fame drivers, local and regional queens, marching bands, drivers past and current, state and local delegation members, and more. Free.

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