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It’s ‘Full Forward’ for Downtown BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Downtown Florence continues to go “Full Forward” with renovations of buildings, seeking new tenants and new businesses. Bob Sager, Retail Recruitment and Branding Consultant for the Florence Downtown Development Corp., talked with The News Journal last week about current development and upcoming plans. One of the most exciting things happening right now is the foundation underway on the Hyatt Place hotel, he said. The five-story structure, at the intersection of Dargan and Evans, will feature 103 rooms. “This is a pretty big deal,” Sager noted, explaining that the $15 million investment shows confidence in downtown and its renewal. The project is a partnership of SpringBridge Development and Raines Hospitality and is expected to open in about a year. Another ladies fashion retailer is coming downtown, probably opening in October, Sager reported. He was real excited about the FDDC’s current competition in which already established businesses were invited to apply and compete for a $50,000 prize package to locate downtown. The winner receives a $30,000 grant to upfit their building and $20,000 in cash. Sager said the committee
BOB SAGER ON NORTH DARGAN STREET IN FRONT OF ART TRAIL GALLERY members were thrilled with the response which included 36 applications. Six of those were selected as finalists. Two dropped out, so the remaining four presented their business plans to the committee last Thursday. The winner will be selected this week.
School days begin Aug. 17 School bells will ring on Thursday, Aug. 17, for some 16,000 students in Florence District One. Motorists are asked to be aware that Thursday begins the new school year, and to be mindful that some 80 school buses will be transporting over 7,000 students beginning Thursday, Aug.17. All 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 Schools.
The contest turned out to be a great marketing tool, Sager commented. Three of the finalists were from out-of town and the other three were local. All of them would be a great addition to downtown, he noted, adding that some may decide to come later. Sager said the finalists included a bakery, antique and better home store, a contemporary ladies specialty store, a children and ladies clothing store, and a flower shop. All are established businesses. “The exciting thing about that is it is a win for the city,” he said. Discussing possibilities downtown, Sager said there is conversation going on concerning the former Carolina Theatre. Tim Norwood, chairman of the FDDC, is talking with the operator of a similar venue with hopes this might develop into something for the old theater property on South Dargan
Street. The interior of the North Dargan Street building that is the future home of the Art Trail Gallery is currently under renovation. The FDDC is shooting for completion in November, Sager said. As for downtown living, Sager noted that the Emerson condos are at full capacity. Also, a few more condos are being built on North Dargan Street. “It is worth noting,” Sager said, “that everything that has been done was done very well, in good taste and with good design. “There is no shabby workmanship. The investment is obvious,” he said. As part of the downtown redevelopment, the FDDC introduced a new brand logo for Florence in the spring – Full Life, Full Forward, Florence South Carolina.
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‘Savannah Sipping Society’ to be presented at the Center Theater
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HARTSVILLE – Grab your friends and come laugh out loud at four Southern women who, all needing to escape their routines, meet at Happy Hour and decide it’s time to get their spark and enthusiasm for life back. The Savannah Sipping Society was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center Theater in Hartsville. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students with ID. www.hartsvillecommunityplayers.org
SOUTH DARGAN STREET – This photo, dated 1894, lists on the back, Nurse Hannah, left, Lottie, Bright, Rozamia (mother) L. Baskin, Adolph and Leslie. Rozamia was listed in the 1900 census, along with nine children and her second husband William H. Lewis. By then they were living at 166 Evans Street. Photo courtesy of the SC Room at the Florence County Library.
Burlington to host job fair in Florence Hiring Opportunity for Positions at Florence Store Location Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, is hosting a community job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10, for a range of available positions in its new Florence store, opening in September. There are approximately 75 positions available, including full time and
part time positions, such as supervisors, cashiers, customer service associates, receiving associates and front-end associates. Prior to attending the job fair, candidates are asked to complete the online application and bring a copy of their resume. The job fair will be held at the Residence Inn from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days. About Burlington Stores, Inc. Burlington is a national off-price retailer offering style for less at up to 65
percent off other retailers’ prices every day. Departments include ladies’ dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children’s clothing. It also includes an assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family. Burlington has 600 stores in 45 States and Puerto Rico. For more, and to view our Pricing Policy, visit www.BurlingtonStores.com.
PAFCAF partners with Center for Adoption Support COLUMBIA – There are currently more than 4,000 children in the foster care system throughout South Carolina, according to the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS)., . The Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF) is dedicated to providing education, support and leadership that strengthens the capacity of PAFCAF’s member agencies and betters the care of children in foster care. That’s why PAFCAF has partnered with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E) to provide its members with access to The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI). NTI enhances the capacity of child welfare professionals by addressing complex needs of children and families as they move towards
permanency through adoption or guardianship. “PAFCAF is proud to provide its members with an opportunity to take part in the NTI pilot” said Megan Branham, PAFCAF’s Director of Policy and Research. “This training helps providers facilitate the healing process that happens in nurturing, trusted relationships. We’re excited that South Carolina is contributing input on a curriculum that will be released to child welfare professionals nationwide.” Many children who are adopted or in guardianship care, experience elevated risks for developmental, health, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The impact of these experiences and challenges compromises wellbeing and family stability. NTI seeks to improve these outcomes
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by infusing enhanced adoption competency in the provision of casework and clinical practice. “We are thrilled to be working with PAFCAF as they spearhead the effort of private provider agencies who have joined the NTI initiative,” said Mary Wichansky, Implementation Specialist with C.A.S.E. “Together with the Department of Social Services, the state is training approximately 600 child welfare professionals. To date, the progress in SC is remarkable with 65 percent of trainees having completed this valuable training. We anticipate significant positive impact from these efforts.” The initiative is funded through a five-year cooperative agreement between the Children’s Bureau and C.A.S.E. working alongside the University of Maryland School of Social Work Institute for Innovation and Implementation. The pilot trainings are currently offered in eight states including California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington.
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“The NTI training focuses on trauma informed care, culturally appropriate services, identifying and planning for mental health needs and helping adoptive families build trust and attachment,” said Morgan Ednie, director of Building Families at Thornwell, one of 21 PAFCAF member organizations taking part in the training initiative. The eight module online curriculum is designed to improve the well-being outcomes for children and families by addressing their mental health needs, previous trauma and providing support and proper therapeutic interventions in culturally appropriate ways. These tactics will assure stable and secure post-permanency experiences for youth and improve family well-being in South Carolina. The Palmetto Association for Children and Families was created in 1986 to unite the diverse agencies who serve children and families in South Carolina to gain knowledge, and work to address issues related to the quality of care.
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Delmae Heights Elementary announces open house Delmae Heights Elementary has announced a ribboncutting ceremony and open house for the new school facility that is located at 1211 South Cashua Drive. It will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Hal Fuller of FW Architects has provided a description of the brand new facility that will open on the first day for school for students on Thursday, Aug. 17. Delmae Heights Elementary School consists of a main core building that includes administration, guidance, media-commons, fine arts, multi-purpose gym, and cafeteria/kitchen. The main core also includes classroom space for second and third
future growth,” said Fuller. Fuller further described the new school’s accommodations: “The facility, comprised of 115,000 square feet, accommodates two student drop-off and pick-up areas, separate secure play areas for kindergarten and first grade classes, a state-ofthe-art media center with production studio, color coordinated classroom wings, and a unique and inviting front entry/lobby area.” The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and open house ceremony. For more information, call 843664-8448. RENDERING OF THE NEW DELMAE HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
McLeod Safe Kids raises awareness of dangers of heatstroke Since January 1, 2017, 27 children have lost their lives due to heatstroke. In recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day on July 31, McLeod Safe Kids raises awareness on the dangers of heatstroke and offers tips on how to prevent hyperthermia. What is Hyperthermia? Hyperthermia, commonly referred to as heatstroke, is the most serious form of heat injury and is a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures in combination with dehydration. The medical definition of heatstroke is a core body temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit with complications involving the nervous system that develop after prolonged heat exposure. Symptoms Symptoms of heatstroke include fainting; throbbing headache; dizziness and light-headedness; lack of sweating despite the heat; red, hot, and dry skin; muscle weakness or cramps; nausea and vomiting; rapid heartbeat (which may be either strong or weak); shallow breathing; behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering; seizures and unconsciousness. Seek medical attention immediately if anyone displays these symptoms. How to Prevent Hyperthermia Hyperthermia is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths among children ages 14 and under. However, there are ways to reduce and prevent this act from occurring. Most children are victims to hyperthermia because something was different from the daily routine that day. A parent took them to a doctor’s appointment and then headed to work, distracted, instead of taking them to daycare first. Or a grandparent who doesn’t usually keep them, drove them, and went into the bank and forgot they were sleeping in the back. Fortunately, because of the risk for younger children, car seat manufacturers’ and car dealers are creating devices to help remind drivers there are passengers in the rear seat of the vehicle. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to reduce the possibility of heatstroke, including: • Keep your car locked so children cannot get in without your knowledge, • Practice checking the backseat even if you don’t have children or animals, in the car, • Take one shoe off and place it in the back seat as you start your drive, • Set an alert on your phone to go off at the end of your drive, • Have your daycare center or nanny call to let you know you never dropped off your child, Each state has heatstroke laws in order to protect those who cannot help themselves. For instance, in South Carolina, the Good Samaritan law allows people to break into vehicles if they see children or animals locked inside. To learn more about this law, visit the scstatehouse.gov website. Heatstroke is a tragedy that has already claimed the lives of 14 victims in 2017. Remember to ACT, • A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Always lock your doors and trunks – even in your driveway. Also, keep your keys and key fobs out of the reach of children. • C: Create reminders. Place something you'll need at your next stop - like a briefcase or cell phone - next to the child safety seat. It may seem simple, but this can be a helpful reminder on a chaotic day. • T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, take action. Call 911. Emergency personnel are trained to respond to these situations. To learn more about McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, please call (843) 777-5021 or visit http://www.McLeodSafeKids.org. You can also find the group on Facebook under McLeod Safe Kids. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading cause of death in children 19 and under. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation, Kohl’s Cares for Kids, and McLeod Angels.
grade classes as well as computer classrooms and special education classrooms, said Fuller.” According to Fuller, classroom wings off the main core area include spaces for
kindergarten and first grade, as well as fourth and fifth grade classes. “There are also accommodations for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) classes,” he added. “The core area of the school is erected for a student population of 1200 with a wing that will accommodate
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We need to reinvent public education in SC By Phil Noble Cindi Ross Scoppe is one of the most important people in South Carolina. And, she has recently put forward one of the most important ideas for this state – perhaps the most important – for the last generation or so. Now I know that sounds like extreme hyperbole, but bear with me on this one, I think I’m right. First, about Scoppe and her idea. She is the editorial writer for The State newspaper in Columbia. On a personal level, I don’t really know her very well. Over the years we have had a lunch or two and talked on the phone some. She has been kind enough to publish some of my columns – but that’s about it. When I googled her, I learned that she grew up on a tobacco farm outside of Burlington, N.C., went to UNC at Chapel Hill and worked on a couple of newspapers in North Carolina. She has won a boatload of journalism and civic awards from state and national organizations for her work. Her bio on The State website says “She is a lover of cats and a baker of cakes and volunteers with the (Episcopal Church) parish’s annual mission work trip to Appalachia.” But most importantly, she “has covered state government and the General Assembly since 1988, first as a reporter and now as an editorial writer. She focuses on tax policy, public education, election and campaign finance law, the relationship between state and local government, the relationship between the people and their government, the judiciary and the executive branch of government.” In short, she knows more about state government, politics, politicians and policy than just about anyone in the state of South Carolina. I don’t always agree with Scoppe, but I always read her as she is insightful, poignant and from my perspective most importantly, her heart is in the right place and she has the right values. Now, about her idea. A few weeks ago, Scoppe wrote a column with this headline, “Imagine if we built a brand-new school system for South Carolina.” The first paragraph read, “LET’S TRY an experiment: Let your guard down, pretend everyone is acting in good faith, and imagine we’re creating a brand-new public school system – using all of our knowledge and experience but no allegiance to the existing system.” She then walked through each of the major issues that have crippled education in this state for the last generation – lack of funding, too many school districts, teacher quality and pay, inequality based on race and geography, course offerings and administrative structures, etc. In each area, she identified the problem and in broad terms outlined the solution. The overarching theme – and the essence of its radicalism (and it is radical) is the first word of her column’s title – imagine. In that one simple word, imagine, Scoppe has identified the problem and the solution. It is a lack of imagination on the part of lawmakers and educators and the great potential of what we could do if we set aside all the problems of what is and simply imagine what could be. Robert Kennedy expressed the same idea in a different way when he often quoted George Bernard Shaw, “Some men see things as they are and ask why, I dream things that never were and ask why not.” We in South Carolina have suffered from an utter lack of imagination. Scoppe’s thesis is that we should identify the problems, develop the best possible solutions and then do it – whatever it takes, no matter what the cost. Instead, today we begin with a broken system, suffer from a legislature that is dominated by small-think and refuses to act – and then they force us to settle for continuing poor schools and uneducated children. And, we have. All across the country, other states are improving their educational system– but not in South Carolina. We’re not even close. We are at the bottom and heading in the wrong direction. Scoppe’s idea is truly big, bold and radical. Some would argue it’s too big, too bold and too radical and we should not take the risk. My response is to ask “what do we have to lose?” If our schools are rated the worst in the country – and they are – then why not try something big, bold and radical. To return to Scoppe’s inspiration – imagine. Imagine… that there was a grassroots, bottom up “reinvent education movement” that produced a plan developed by the people and then they demanded that the so-called political and education leaders “do it.” Imagine… how we could transform education if everyone – students, parents, teachers, community – got really, really excited about this big and bold initiative and then they went to work in their local schools to make it happen. Imagine… that the business community got involved and provided resources and created apprentices and connections and pathways for a smooth transition for students from schools to careers. Imagine… that South Carolina became known nationally and even globally not for having the worst schools in the country but as the state with the biggest and boldest ideas to reinvent education in the globally connected, digital world of the 21st Century. While I breathe I hope. 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 email@example.com and get his columns at www.PhilNoble.com.
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Are these strange food combinations? I recently stumbled onto a website that listed strange food combinations enjoyed by people in our state. The article was written two years ago by Gwen Tennille. Banana and mayo sandwiches was first on her list. Nothing strange about that to me – I love ‘em. However when I offered one to my North Carolina born granddaughters, they screamed, “Oh Mema, that’s disgusting.” What about peanut butter and banana sandwiches? The granddaughters also passed up the chance to try pineapple and mayo sandwiches which I also find yummy and not a bit strange. However, my dad’s raisin and mayo sandwiches, and a childhood friend’s slices of green olives stuffed with pimentos on mayo sandwiches, might seem a little weird. To each his own, I say. I do remember eating sandwiches made of sandwich meat embedded with green olives stuffed with pimento. Number two on the list was tomato sandwiches. We natives know nothing could be finer than sandwiches made with homegrown tomatoes on bread slathered with Duke’s mayo and sprinkled with salt and pepper. This is one of my favorite
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summer treats. French fries and a chocolate milkshake was number three. Nothing strange about that to me, but I prefer an “all the way” hot dog with a chocolate milkshake. I’ll take a few fries on the side. Sausage, eggs, and maple syrup? Well again, to each his own, but not my taste. Boiled peanuts and beer is number five. I love boiled peanuts, but never liked beer. Boiled peanuts with a tall glass of sweet tea and lemon would be scrumptious. Number six on the list is sausage biscuits and grape jelly. I’ve probably eaten them before, but I prefer mustard on my sausage biscuits. Cornbread and milk was number seven. Not strange for Southerners, but I
never cared too much for cornbread, so I don’t want it in my milk. Salted, roasted peanuts in Coca-Cola or Pepsi. I admit I did this as a kid. Creamed tomatoes over rice or grits. Now you’re talking. Actually, my mom made stewed tomatoes which are delicious on rice or over grits. Neckbones/pig tails and rice. My grandmother used to cook neckbones in rice. I would love a bowl right now. Never tried pig tails. Sorghum, homemade biscuits, and sweet cream is number 11 on the list. Never had this. Number 12 is hot pickled pepper vinegar over collard and mustard greens. I am very familiar with this, but I don’t care for hot peppers. I prefer plain or apple cider vinegar on my collards,turnip greens and mustard greens. Can’t eat’m without the vinegar. The last strange food the writer listed is lima beans and ketchup. That’s a strange one to me and I’ll pass on that one. Source:www.onlyinyourstate.com/sou th-carolina/strange-food-combos-sc/
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Leave the Donald alone Donald Trump won the Presidency fair and square. Please let him run the country without liberal left wing interference, According to USA Today, twenty-nine percent of Americans do not trust the national news media. ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS and CNN have communicators who are expected to report the truth and be objective. Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Bryan Williams do not. Williams was fired, then rehired and demoted from prime time to late night with MSNBC for lying. He said he landed in Iraq among enemy gunfire. Not true. Hillary said she landed in Iraq among enemy gunfire when there were little girls running towards her with flowers. Trump does have an ego. He is a very successful business man and is trying to save the government billions of dollars by slashing spending on wasteful
government projects, including surgical operations on transgender soldiers. Remember the he/she soldier imprisoned in Texas for treason who had the operation while in prison. Trump donates his salary to various charities and recently to the Department of Education. The Clinton Foundation, investigated by five FBI field offices, took in 91 million dollars in 2014 and five percent when to charity. Trump can’t even give a speech to Boy Scouts without media criticism. Trump is going to be Trump. He speaks very candidly and often off the cuff. FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump, closed the Clinton investigation and recommended no criminal charges. It is not his job to recommend but to investigate and report to the U.S. Attorney. Comey was a surrogate of Attorney General Loretta Lynch
who was a surrogate of Obama. This was a let down for the hard working rank and file FBI agents who worked diligently on the case of Hilliary’s misleading classified documents. I know the feeling having been an FBI agent for 31 yearss. Hilliary said she did not know what the “C” “S” and “TS” markings on her emails stood for. She lost. Let it lie. “This country does not punish its political enemies,” Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions is a fine man and I hope he remains attorney general. How many of you were influenced by the Russian government on how to vote in last November’s election. Let’s put that nonsense to rest also. This year Congress will likely replace Obamacare with a health plan that will not cost the recipients $10,000 to $15,000 a
State spending, reality vs rhetoric By Elisabeth Allen Statehouse politicians love to wax eloquent about the dangers of spending too much money on non-essential services – right before spending too much money on non-essential services. You could pick on a great number of lawmakers for this, but let’s pick on Rep. Brian White, chairman of the House Ways and Means committee. Recently, for example, White argued against including tax “offsets” in the gas tax bill (now a law) because last year’s budget had a $15 million shortfall at the end of the year. Earlier this year, he argued similarly that this same kind of thinking had gotten the state pension system $24 billion in the hole. The economy is due for another recession, he contended – rightly – and so policymakers had to stop spending every dime available to them, every year.
And yet, and yet. Consider H.3722 http:// www.scstatehouse.gov/sess12 2_2017-2018/bills/3722.htm, a bond bill drawn up by White and the Ways and Means committee. State agencies requested over $2.6 billion for bond funding this year. These bond requests included renovations for rest areas by the DOT, galleries by the State Museum Commission, and the USC law school. The House adjourned debate on the bill and, according to White, will take it up again in January of next year. Or take a look at the pension reform bill www.scstatehouse. gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/ 3726, which passed into law earlier this year. It was co-sponsored by White. The bill raises employee contributions slightly, slightly adjusts the assumed rate of return from a hopelessly ambitious 7.5 percent to an almost as hopelessly ambitious 7.25 percent, but it raises the employer
contribution – that is, your contribution, the taxpayer’s – substantially. Again, instead of taking on this debt problem head-on – the pension system has liabilities of at least $20 billion and almost certainly more than that – White and company chose to throw more public money at it. In other words, deal with debt by spending more. And there’s the state budget. There is no indication that lawmakers will refrain from spending every last dime the state takes in. Whether they spend it on rest areas and galleries, or on tourism marketing or some other program with no track record of success, every one of the 25 billion or so dollars that flow through Columbia will get spent. And next year, we’ll go back to the same rhetoric – how the state shouldn’t spend more than it has . . . Elisabeth Allen is a policy analyst at the SC Policy Council
year making them pay a fine to the IRS rather than have Obamacare. It was not good enough for President and Mrs. Obama and it was not good enough for Congress. Trump is absolutely right. It has to be replaced. Who will run against Trump ins 2020? Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schummer, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Elizabeth Warren who are all millionaires at taxpayer’s expense, having never had a job in the private sector. The dems seem to be in a slow downward spiral. Hilliary will not try to come to the rescue in 2020. Why was the most recent hurricane off the African coast named Hillary?” Joe Younginer, Florence
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Things of value are kept “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) Paul wrote, “…I have kept the faith.” We only keep things we value. Upstairs in my guest room is a bedroom suite made out of Arkansas cedar. My great-grandfather, Jasper Robinson made this beautiful furniture for my grandmother, Ruby White, when she was born. It consists of a poster bed, bed stand, dresser with stool and chest of drawers. I was the first grandchild and great-grandchild. So he made me a cedar chest and a baby wardrobe. The cedar chest is in that room also. I call it my “nostalgia room.” My youngest brother will keep it in the White family. He values it like I do.
By Kaye Singleton Also in our keepsake treasures is a treadle sewing machine that was my mother-in-law’s. It had been in storage and in need of repair. My husband took it to a carpenter and he told him up front that it would cost more to repair it than it was worth. Today it’s a beautiful piece of furniture in our home. It was worth keeping. Paul writing to his son in the Gospel lets him know that keeping the faith is of great value. The Word of truth is of great value to me. At the end of my life I want the world to know that I have kept the faith. It’s been my greatest treasure.
Elderly lady needs help Pee Dee Gardens hosting Pat Gibson-Hye Moore is trying to find help for an elderly Florence resident. The lady owns a house in North Florence that has roof damage. Moore is asking groups, individuals and businesses to volunteer to do the work and donate supplies in order to get the home habitable. “Winter is coming soon. It’s hard to believe she’s living like this,” said Mrs. Moore. The owner and occupant is 74 years old and lives on a fixed income with only enough money to live on. She has lived in the house for 40 years. She doesn’t use her electric fan for cooling because she’s afraid of starting a fire due to water damage from the leaking roof, Pat explained. Anyone is interested in helping, may contact Pat at 843472-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of Summer Bash Pee Dee Gardens invites the community to an End of Summer Bash, hosted with assistance from Embrace Hospice. Come for a traditional summer cookout, popular music provided by a DJ, dancing and karaoke. Families are encouraged to join the event from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug 11. Pee Dee Gardens is located at 3117 W. Palmetto St. “Our family here at Pee Dee Gardens would enjoy sharing comradery and celebrating summer alongside our neighbors in Florence with some fun and excitement in the comfort of our community,” said Administrator JoAnn Flick. For more information about Pee Dee Gardens, contact Administrator JoAnn Flick at (843) 667-6699, at jflick@depaul. org or visit us on Facebook.
City Rec seeks umpires Christian one-liners The City of Florence Recreation Division at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex is now taking applications for adult softball and adult kickball umpires for the 2017 Fall Leagues. Anyone interested should contact Donnie Wiggins at 843-2509857.
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Gregg Jones outlasts field to take title Gregg Jones of Florence outlasted his fellow competitors to claim his first SCGA Amateur Championship. This year’s event, presented by McLeod Health, was contested over Florence Country Club, where Jones also happens to be the reigning club champion. The new SCGA Amateur Champion battled back and forth with three primary competitors over the course of Sunday’s final round. Beginning the day tied for the lead with Parks Price of Longs at nine under par, Jones had an uneven front nine, recording three birdies that were negated by two bogeys and one double bogey. However, with thick rough, fast greens and testy hole locations, the rest of the field found scoring to be difficult as well. Third round coleader Price struggled early, making bogey on three of his first four holes. Price bounced back with an eagle on the par five fifth hole, but faltered again with a double bogey on the par four ninth. The first and third round leader finished in a tie for fourth in his very first SCGA Amateur Championship. While Jones’ third round co-leader struggled early in his round, Columbia’s Ryan Marter, also playing in the final pairing, got off to a most ideal start, holing his approach shot on the par four first hole for an eagle two. Marter went on to hold or share the lead for much of the round, up until the par four 13th, where a bogey left him one shot behind Jones. Two more bogeys on the inward nine left Marter finished in a tie for second with
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second round leader RJ Keur, who also made his presence known atop the leaderboard. After a two under par front nine, Keur faltered with a bogey on number 11 and a double bogey on 15. Buoyed by the support of a hometown crowd consisting of family and friends, Gregg Jones steadied his play on the back nine, making decisive birdies on holes 12 and 18 to secure a twoshot victory. Jones thanked the Florence crowd in his victory speech, most importantly his wife for “putting up with him the last two weeks in preparation for this year’s championship.” The 2017 Amateur Champion joins a select club of former SCGA Junior Champions who have gone on to also claim the state’s top amateur prize.
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NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr. visited the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research on Aug. 1. During his visit, Darlington Raceway made a $2,500 donation to the McLeod Foundation’s HOPE Fund in honor of Truex and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex who is undergoing cancer treatment in Charlotte. From left are Robin Aiken, HOPE Fund Advisory Committee chair, Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway president and NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr.
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Three Track Club athletes place in Top 8 in the nation
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McLeod Sports Medicine hosts in-service training McLeod Sports Medicine hosted an in-service for Hannah Pamplico Rescue on Thursday, July 27 at Hannah Pamplico High School at 6:30 p.m. The interactive hands-on training took place on the football field and helped prepare EMS for the event of injuries that are specific to athletics. The
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City Fall Adult Softball registration underway The City of Florence Recreation Department will run registration for their 2017 Fall Adult Softball Leagues from Monday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 24 at the City of Florence Recreation Department located at 513 Barnes Street. If your team is interested in participating, please stop by and pick up an information packet. Fees will be accepted at the City of Florence Recreation Administrative offices Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. The registration fee is $450 per team. The deadline for paying the registration fee is Thursday, Aug. 24. All paid teams may begin practicing at
Freedom Florence beginning on Tuesday, August 29. A team rep meeting will be held at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex on Monday, August 28. Games will begin on Monday, September 11. Leagues offered are: Adult Church, Adult Open and Adult Co-Ed. Any individuals wishing to sign up without a team will be placed on a free agent list, available to be called by any team needing extra players. Individuals can register by phone at 843669-4597. Players on the free agent list are not guaranteed to be placed on a team. If you have any questions, please call the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex offices at 843669-4597.
LAWRENCE, KS – The week of July 24 saw the athletes of the Florence Track Club take on the greatest competition in the nation – the USATF Jr. Olympic National Championships. Fifteen of the 19 athletes who qualified in the regional tournament participated in this final competition, with three of the athletes becoming ‘All Americans’ – placing in the Top 8 in the nation. Ellison Banner, 7-8 female, competing in the javelin with a throw of 17.49m received a medal for placing third in the nation. Caelin Sloan, 11-12 female, competing in 1500m Racewalk with a time of 8:30.72 and Kamille Cunningham, 11-12 female, competing in the high jump with jump of 1.45m both received medals for placing seventh in the nation. Other competitors included Kaleb Burroughs, 9-10 male, who competed in three events – 1500m race with a time of 5:16.05 (19th), 800m race with a time of 2:38.00 (26th), and javelin with a throw of 26.64m (19th); Kaylanna Burroughs, 9-10 female, in the 1500m race with a time of 5:58.72 (38th); Jordan Hilton, 15-16 male, in high jump with a jump of 1.65m (41st); Cassie Hitch, 11-12 female, in the 1500m racewalk with a time of 8:43.37 (9th) and high jump with a jump of 1.25m (39th); Rileigh Lacy (13-14 female) in pole vault with a height of 2.45m (19th); Tyae McWhite, 13-14 male, in high jump with a jump of 1.55m (25th); Brittany Sloan, 910 female, in the 1500m race-
Caelin Sloan, Ellison Banner, Kamille Cunningham place in the Top 8 in the nation. walk with a time of 11:01.48 (15th); Caelin Sloan, 11-12 female, in javelin with a throw of 21.99m (20th); Sarah Beth Small, 15-16 female, in 2000m Steeplechase with a time of 11:39.61 (32nd); Thandi Stewart, 13-14 female, in discus with a throw of 23.57m (44th); Hidde Verkoeijen, 9-10 male, in 1500m racewalk with a time of 13:54.04 (12th); Ja’Marcus Williams, 9-10 male, in javelin with a throw of 18.14m (40th) and long jump with a jump of 3.72m (36th); and Kavan Reynolds, 11-12 male, competed in high jump. All of the athletes of the Florence Track Club competed well against the toughest competition
in the nation and should be proud of their accomplishments. Recognition by the City for those who were State Champions, Regional Champions, and All Americans will take place on Monday, Aug. 14 at the City/ County Complex. Athletes and coaches will be recognized by the City Council for their great 2017 season. The cross country season is around the corner with signups underway with the City of Florence Parks and Recreation division. If interested go on-line to sign up at the Florence Track Club website: www.florencetrackclub.com/announcements.
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The Florence County Library System will host solar eclipse viewing parties at all branches on Monday, Aug. 21. Children and teens under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult age 18 or older. The adult will be responsible for making sure the children/teens under their care view the eclipse safely. The library has brochures on viewing the eclipse safely. Eclipse glasses will be available at each library branch for children in grades 5K through 12 from Aug. 14 through Aug. 21, while supplies last. Limit one per child/teen. Parties will be held at the following branch locations: Florence – 2-4 p.m. 509 S. Dargan Street, Florence, 843-2927382. Johnsonville – 1-3 p.m., 242 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville, 843-386-2052. Lake City – 1-3 p.m., 221 E. Main Street, Lake City, 843-3948071. Olanta – 2-4 p.m., 201 E. Hampton Street, Olanta, 843-396-4287. Timmonsville – 2-4 p.m., 298 W. Smith Street, Timmonsville, 843346-2941. The event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382 or visit www.florencelibrary.org.
Free events centered around the Great American Eclipse The nation’s eyes will be tuned to the sun on Aug. 21. Then, eventually on to the moon as it creates an incredibly rare solar eclipse. “The Great American Eclipse,” as it’s come to be known, will be the focus of Francis Marion University as well. The university will feature a number of free events centered on the eclipse. Beginning on Saturday, Aug. 19, the Dooley Planetarium will host a solar workshop for families with small children at 9 a.m. followed by a Solar Workshop for families with older children at 10:30. All workshops require pre-registration. Sunday, Aug. 20 will see the Planetarium host three programs. Earth Moon & Sun will be presented at 2 p.m., followed by Solar Superstorms, and again at 6 p.m. The 6 p.m. show is just for college students. Monday’s eclipse viewing will be held at the Griffin Athletic Complex. The eclipse is expected to reach near totality at 2:45 in the Florence area. The GAC will open at noon, allowing for viewers to prepare for totality later in the afternoon. Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Dooley Planetarium Dr. Jeannette Myers says FMU will be at 99.8 percent totality during the eclipse. This means the eclipse will darken campus and the surrounding area for just a few seconds at approximately 2:45.
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FDTC Back to School Bash serves over 600 Florence-Darlington Technical College’s (FDTC) 2nd Annual Back to School Bash served more than 600 people during the school supply giveaway on Saturday, July 29. Kids of all ages visited FDTC’s campus on Saturday to collect school supplies and to spend the morning having fun at the free admission event. In the event’s second consecutive year, it proved to once again be a favorite among the community. FDTC’s Back to School Bash’s car show featured classic and exotic vehicles. Vendors were set up inside and outside of the 5000 Building. Kids participated in an array of games and activities, while the Wilson High School marching band and others performed. Music was provided by local DJ, Dan E. Lockemy, and iHeart Media’s WJMX-FM 103X broadcasted live from the campus. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Florence City Police, Florence County EMS and West Florence Fire Department provided an up close and personal look of their emergency vehicles for the kids in attendance. For more information on Flo-
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Florence Museum Family Day has school theme The Education Department of the Florence County Museum announces the following programming: Family Day at the Florence County Museum on Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. to
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HopeHealth welcomes new provider HopeHealth welcomed Joesph Hoyle, MD, MPH, to the medical staff at the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence in late July. Originally from Durham, NC, Dr. Hoyle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Hoyle was most recently a resident physician with the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program in Florence. He is accepting new patients at the HopeHealth Medical Plaza. For an appointment, call 843-667-9414. HopeHealth is one of 21 nonprofit, federally-qualified
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Cooks For Christ plans benefit for Frankie Rivers Cooks For Christ will host a chicken bog benefit for Frankie Rivers on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Frankie, 59, resides in Florence with Robin, his wife of 31 years. They have two children, Evans and Mary Allyson. Frankie has always maintained a very active and healthy lifestyle and had never been ill until July 2016, when he suffered from a ruptured colon requiring emergency surgery. He was hospitalized for 22 days. In December 2016, he endured extensive surgery to resection his colon and was hospitalized for 12 days. In February 2017, he suffered from a severe stroke and a CAT scan revealed a large benign brain tumor. The stroke left him with left-side weakness requiring extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, speech, occupational and physical therapy. He was transferred by ambulance to MUSC, and after four days he was discharged to Health South Rehabilitation for 14 days before being released with continued outpatient rehabilitation at McLeod Health Rehabilitation. In May, Frankie underwent craniotomy surgery at MUSC to remove the brain tumor. Two weeks later, he developed a rare and deadly form of bacterial meningitis and septic shock. He was flown to
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FDTC helps manufacturing job seekers Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Corporate and Workforce Development (CWD) division seeks to provide training that keeps a pipeline of skilled workers ready for employment at area companies, as well as to support ongoing workforce development needs of employers in the Pee Dee region. The division is housed at the College’s Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT). Earlier this year, CWD launched one of its most successful training programs, the Manufacturing Skills: Pre-Employment course. “The Manufacturing Skills classes are designed to equip individuals who
are jobless or underemployed with three valuable manufacturing credentials in a fast and efficient manner, providing them an opportunity to be prepared for employment
quickly,” said Lauren Holland, Associate Vice President of CWD. The Manufacturing Skills: PreEmployment course, which is offered each month, consists of 25 hours of certifications in Forklift Driving, Six Sigma Yellowbelt and OSHA 10 for General Industry. The program is offered during the day, but will be expanded this year to include evening sessions, in order to accommodate individuals who are currently working, but seeking an opportunity for a new career path. On the last two days of each course, employers with hiring needs are invited, and come to interview students for open positions they have within their compa-
nies. Two modifications of the program to provide quick training that will support workforce development and recruitment of employees for both warehousing/logistics and food production industries are currently being explored and developed. CWD Office Manager Elizabeth Shelton said the program has had much success. Shelton said, “We’ve placed nearly 30 students in jobs since we began the program in March, and employers are thrilled with the program, because where else are they going to see 15 job seekers with these credentials at one time?” Holland said, “This pro-
gram is a win-win for both employers and jobseekers.” Three of the Skills Manufacturing programs’ biggest supporters are the Pee Dee Community Action Partnership, South Carolina Works and the state Vocational Rehabilitation Department. Patrick Williamson with the Florence regional office of the state agency said, “The partnership has been great for us because many of our clients are finding better paying skilled jobs.” To learn more about the Manufacturing Skills: Pre-Employment at FDTC, or, for a schedule of upcoming classes, contact CWD via email at Elizabeth.Shelton@fdtc.edu.
Smithfield Foods,W. Lee Flowers donate protein to Harvest Hope Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with W. Lee Flowers to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Harvest Hope Food Bank. The donation, equivalent to more than 140,000 servings, will help families fight hunger across the food bank’s service area where one in seven individuals are food insecure. “It is a blessing to have two such wonderful partners who are dedicated to helping end hunger in the Pee Dee,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. “Smithfield Foods’ and W.
Lee Flowers’ generosity is a shining example of how organizations can work together to provide for those in need. Without their support, our mission to provide for those who struggle with hunger would be infinitely more difficult.” Smithfield and W. Lee Flowers representatives presented the donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank at the event on July 20. Members of all three organizations discussed food insecurity in the local community and the significance of this donation in helping the more than 330,000 individuals who face hunger each day in north and central South Carolina. “We are excited to part-
ner with Smithfield Foods once again to give back to our community,” said Bill Harrell, meat department director for W. Lee Flowers. “It is a special opportunity to make an impact on the area we serve, especially alongside such a strong partner as Smithfield. We hope this donation will help a great deal of people in the Pee Dee area and beyond.” Smithfield’s donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank was a part of the Helping Hungry Homes® 2017 nationwide donation tour. Throughout the annual tour, Smithfield will provide largescale protein donations to nearly 60 food banks across the country. This donation
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Smithfield Foods and W. Lee Flowers donated more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Harvest Hope Food Bank on July 21.Watching food being unloaded are Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank, Bill Harrell, meat department director for W. Lee Flowers, and Dennis Pittman, senior director of hunger relief for Smithfield Foods. adds to the more than 65 million servings of protein donated since 2011. “Smithfield is honored to partner with W. Lee Flowers and provide protein to families living across central and northern South Carolina,” said Dennis Pittman, senior director of hunger relief for Smithfield Foods. “We hope this donation will inspire others to become active members in the fight against hunger throughout the communities they call home.” Following the event, Helping Hungry Homes® visited
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Students attend FUTP Summit Three Florence School District 1 students recently flew to Minneapolis, Minn., for the National Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit. RJ Mack, Laura Katherine Head, rising freshmen at South Florence, and Autumn Perkins represented Southside Middle at the nation’s largest in-school, health and wellness program called Fuel Up to Play 60. Laura Katherine Head also represented South Carolina as the state’s ambassador after having written an essay about the program. Advisor and health teacher, Michelle Hayes, accompanied the three students. Both the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture, created the Fuel up to Play60 program. The program empowers student leaders and adult supporters to increase opportunities for and participation in healthy eating and physical activity in our nation’s
schools, every day. All three students who were selected to attend the summit documented their physical activity on a daily basis with the Fuel Up to Play 60 organization. The students, along with their advisor, toured the Minnesota Vikings/US Bank Stadium, a Land O’ Lakes dairy farm, made healthy snacks (pizza, smoothies) met former and current NFL players, and sampled farm to table meals. Adviser Hayes will share Southside Middle School’s success with having been named a National Fuel up to Play 60 School with teachers from other schools at Florence One’s Professional Development Conference which will take place on Monday, Aug. 14. For more information visit www.fueluptoplay60.com or call Michelle Hayes at 843-6648467. ATTEND SUMMIT – Autumn Perkins, RJ Mack, Michelle Hayes, program advisor, Laura Katherine Head, SC state ambassador.
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SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-739 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against Jeff Tracewell a/k/a Jeffery B. Tracewell, et al., I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, situate and being in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 16, Block "B", as shown on a map of Brigadoone Subdivision, Phase II, by Heller and Associates, Engineers, dated May 27, 1993, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 49 at Page 374. Reference is also made to a more recent plat prepared for Jeffery B. Tracewell and Amanda W. Tracewell by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., dated March 8, 2011 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 98 at Page 98. Said property being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the North by Lot 17, Block "B" for a distance of 150.49 feet; on the East by the right of way of Brigadoone Lane for a total distance of 107.29 feet; on the South by Lot 15, Block "B" for a distance of 143.32 feet; and on the West by Brigadoone, Phase I for a total distance of 125.22 feet. Reference being had to the aforementioned plats for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Jeffery B. Tracewell by deed of Frances Lee Roberts, dated April 8, 2011 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 8, 2011 in Deed Book B347 at Page 1577. TMS#: 01508-02016 1876 Brigadoone Lane Florence, South Carolina 29505 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special
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Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17) SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2017-CP-21-00733 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company against Patricia Plummer Smith and South Carolina Department of Revenue, I, the Special Referee for Flo-
rence County, will sell on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence and State of South Carolina containing 4.96 acres and being more particularly shown and delineated on a plat of property prepared by William F. Cox, Jr., PLS, dated October 16, 2007 and recorded in Plat Book 92 at Page 457 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, and being bounded as follows: to wit: ON the North by lands of Melanie Floyd and Charles E. and Jeanne C. Lee; On the East by Charles E. and Jeanne C. Lee; On the South by lands of Billy K. Floyd and on the West by lands of Billy K. Floyd and Central Road. All as is shown in said plat, which is specifically incorporated herein as part of this description. This being the same property conveyed to Patricia Plummer Smith by deed of Jeanette Mims dated October 25, 2007 and recorded on October 25, 2007 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book B142 at Page 756. Together with a 1990 Horton Classic Mobile Home, VIN# H77301GL&R 1622 Central Rd, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS # 069-03053 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence
County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-01281 SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Arthur D. Reinovsky a/k/a Arthur Reinovsky, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Anastasia Faith Smith; Kathryn Ann Perley, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in
this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named
Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Arthur D. Reinovsky a/k/a Arthur Reinovsky to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. dated December 30, 2014 and recorded on December 31, 2014 in Book B555 at Page 218, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot land situate, lying and being located on S.C. Hwy. 403 approximately 3 miles South of the Town of Timmonsville, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and containing 1.00 acre as shown on a map of Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, dated July 17, 1986, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 25 at page 770. Reference is also made to a map made for Betsy P. Langston by William E. Smothers, Jr., PLS dated April 2, 1996, and recorded in Plat Book 60 at page 240. Said lot being bounded, now or formerly, as follows, to-wit: On the East by S.C. Highway 403, for a distance of 130 feet, On the South by Henry J. Lockhart, for a distance of 335 10 feet, On the West by Henry J Lockhart, for a distance of 130 feet, and On the North by Henry J. Lockhart and Timmonsville-Sardis Rural Fire Department, Inc. for a distance of 335.10 feet Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Arthur Reinovsky by Deed of Betty P. Langston dated December 30, 2014 and recorded December 31, 2014 in Book B555 at Page 214 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00020-04-070 Property Address: 1519 Cale Yarborough Highway, Timmonsville, SC 29161 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS
ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on May 16, 2017. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1519 Cale Yarborough Highway, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or
Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Bradford M. Stokes, SC Bar No. 78032 Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17) NOTICE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS' COURT DIVISION NO. ____ ADOPTIONS 2017 (available upon request) TO: George Miller, DOB: 09/04/1985 IN RE: ADOPTION OF O.D. DOB: 02/11/2016 A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, O.D. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. The hearing will be held in Courtroom 5, 4th
Floor, Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on August 18, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. If you do not appear at the hearing, the Court may decide that you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to appear may affect the Court’s decision on whether to end your rights to your child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. Please note, that Sheri Coover, Esquire, has been court appointed to represent your interests in the juvenile court matter. You may contact Ms. Coover at 10 Courthouse Avenue, Suite 101, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 or by telephone at (717) 2433518. Prepared by: Lindsay D. Baird, Esquire Solicitor, Cumberland County Children & Youth Services Ph. (717) 240-6579 (7/26, 8/2, 8/9/17) 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 Com-
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6B 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) email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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)
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