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NEIGHBORS NAME: Martha Griffith FAMILY: Two grown sons BORN: Brockton, MA. RESIDES IN: Florence OCCUPATION: Retired comptroller with a community newspaper group HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Reading and tutor reading at Calvary Baptist Church WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “The minister who baptized me who was so far ahead of his time, and a former boss who showed me what a leader in business should be like.”

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Duke Energy hosts ‘storm school’ for responders With bangs, pops and dramatic flashes, Duke Energy engineers and field employees created livevoltage scenarios during their “storm school” last week. Using an open utility training trailer equipped with transformers, field employees demonstrated safety procedures around power lines for area emergency first responders on Aug. 30 at Southeastern Institute for Manufacturing and Technology at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Emergency first responders never know what they are going to face when they are called to a scene. Sometimes live electrical power lines are involved when there are fires, vehicle accidents and severe weather emergencies. The purpose of the demonstrations was to educate and provide a visual for first responders so they will know what to do when they encounter a power line, explained Mindy Taylor, government and community relations manager with Duke Energy. Following the demonstration, Duke Energy officials and emergency management discussed communications during a major storm, shared best practices, and introduced partners who have moved into new roles at Duke Energy. Also, Duke Energy meteorologist Max Thompson looked at the forecast for the current hurricane season and talked about the 2016 hurricane season. Theo Lane, government and community relations manager, talked about power restoration and storm communication. Although Duke Energy is committed to providing its customers with a reliable supply of electricity, its first priority is safety for its employees and the public, he said. Mindy Taylor echoed his comments on safety and provided a list of the following safety tips: • Keep a safe distance away from power equipment including power poles, lines and transformers. Never approach damaged

DUKE ENERGY LINEMAN DEMONSTRATES DANGER OF TOUCHING POWER LINE The rubber glove used in demonstration had a tiny pin prick making it unsafe equipment when responding to accidents, storms and other events that knock down power lines and damage power equipment. Be sure you are looking above to be mindful of damaged equipment overhead as well. • Stay away form lines that have fallen or are sagging. Consider all lines energized as well as trees or limbs in contact with lines. Never touch or attempt to move a downed power line. Please report downed lines to Duke Energy and your local police department. • Be aware of your surroundings – look around and up for power equipment especially when using live-broadcasting equipment. • Never approach substation fences, walls or gates. Neighbor-

hood substations have high-voltage electricity that is reduced to be sent to homes. Never enter these facilities. • If a power line falls across a car that you are in, stay in the car. If you must get out of the car due to a fire or other immediate lifethreatening situations, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground. • Report all power line hazards to Duke Energy or your emergency services agency. Taylor stressed the importance of reporting an outage even though you think your neighbors have already called.

To report power outages for Duke Energy Carolinas, call 800769-3766 or text Out to 57801. To see if you have an outage in your neighborhood and stay informed, go online to www.duke-energy. com/outages. Also, you can sign up for power outage notifications at www.duke-energy.com/Outage Alerts. Duke Energy Progress owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,900 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.5 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has received its first influx of new revenues from the historic Roads Bill passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. The $4.8 million deposit into the Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund will be used to support projects previously identified by the agency to support the “Fix it First” approach of improving South Carolina’s existing highways and bridges. The new revenue has been generated through the vehicle maintenance fee and other vehicle-related fees, not from the 2-cent gas tax increase that went into effect July 1. SCDOT typically receives state gas tax revenues 30-45 days in arrears. Therefore, SCDOT anticipates receiving deposits into the Trust Fund from the new gas tax revenues in September. “As funding begins to trickle in over time, we will ramp up the number of road projects all across the state. We are forecasting that the first year of the Roads Bill will generate $149 million which will enable us to begin our Rural Road Safety Program and increase our Resurfacing Program,” Hall said. In an effort to continue to improve transparency and accountability, account balances and activity related to the Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund will be posted monthly on the agency’s website at www.scdot.org. The agency is also working with the Comptroller General to provide additional details on the expenditures related to the Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund account.

Darlington County Council meeting rescheduled DARLINGTON – Due to the Labor Day holiday, Darlington County Council will meet on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway.

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HopeHealth earns national recognition for patient care The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patientcentered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, patients’ experience of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patient and provider reported experiences

of care. “NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining highquality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that the HopeHealth Medical Plaza has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.” Yvonne Van Camp, HopeHealth director of clinical quality, said the NCQA recognizes patient-centered medical home practices and physicians “who

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behavioral health and psychiatry, pain management, substance abuse, and women’s health services. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance.

Harvey relief drop-off In response to the massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey, Anderson Brothers Bank has partnered with Coastal Carolina University as a drop off at any of its 24 locations. Anyone wanting to donate, diapers, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, hand sanitizer, pet supplies and non-perishable food items may do so at any of Anderson Brothers Bank offices. Coastal Carolina University will deliver all items to Texas in a couple of weeks. Visit www.abbank.com for closest location.

Coe, Michelle Bey McWhite, died Aug. 30, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Collins, Samuel Joel, “S.J.,” 79. Pamplico, died Aug. 30 Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Cox, Charles F., 84, Pamplico, died Aug. 31, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Glover, Clyde Patrick III, 80, died Aug. 28, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Graham, Eddie Lee, died Aug. 28, Ideal Funeral Parlor. Flowers, James, died Aug. 28, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Hare, Marilyn Howell, 72, died Aug. 26, Belk Funeral Home. Mills, Carolina Hathcock, 79, died Aug. 30, Cain Funeral Home. Potter, Rev. James Wesley, 79, died Aug. 31,

Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Summerlin, Terry “Cheeky,” 53, died Aug. 30, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Summerford, Helen Smith, 93 died Aug. 27, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Travis, Daisy Gregg, died Aug. 25, Jordan Funeral Home. Waters, William John “Johnny” Jr., 75, died Aug. 28, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Weatherford, Richard, 85, died Sept. 1, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Weaver, Paul Eli, 59, died Aug. 28, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Windham, John “Tom” Edwin, 82, died Aug. 27, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

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SC’s nuclear scandal, politicians and clean/dirty hands By Phil Noble For a columnist like me, the state’s nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say that there could be a column every week (or several times a week) on the growing scandal – and it’s likely to be so for months and even years to come. There will be thousands of news articles written by journalists, millions of words spoken by politicians and utility executives, and billions of dollars in payments to rate payers are at stake. As we begin (and we are just at the beginning of the beginning) to work our way through this $9 billion scandal effecting millions of people in our state, there are two basic facts that we should never lose sight of – and two necessary first steps that must be taken in dealing with this gigantic scandal. The two basic facts: Those responsible should be held accountable. SCANA (parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas), Santee Cooper and the politicians that passed the legislation to enable this to happen (and got paid for it) – will all be blaming each other when they are all at fault. Their hands are dirty. Those not responsible, the rate payers, should not have to pay. The people with absolutely no responsibility for this disastrous scandal – the rate payers – are being asked to pay billions of dollars, perhaps for as long as 60 years. This is wrong. Their hands are clean. The two necessary first steps: The legislators, statewide elected officials and Congressional politicians with dirty hands must ‘come clean.’ This means they should disclose all of their financial dealings with SCANA, Santee Cooper and the electric co-ops – and give the money back. They should return all campaign contributions since the scandal began in 2007 and they should disclose and return all of the retainers, consulting contracts and other unreported payments they and their immediate families have received. (Better than returning the money, they should give it to charity.) Those utility leaders with dirty hands who are directly responsible should resign. This means that all of the boards of directors and senior management of both SCANA and Santee Cooper should resign. They should also refund any bonuses, stock options or other extra payments they have received since the beginning of the scandal in 2007. When they leave, there should be no severance payments or golden parachutes. None. If someone thinks this seems overly tough, my suggestion is to ask the South Carolina families that are being asked to pay on average $7,000 for as long as 60 years for this scandal if they think this is overly tough. So, measured against these four points above, where are we today? Let’s start with the rate payers. Since the rate payers are absolutely blameless in this, they should not be asked to pay. As such, all of their utility rates should be rolled back to 2007 levels when the scandal began. Plus, they should be refunded, with interest, all of the billions of dollars they have already paid out for the failed project. As best I can tell from news reports, no one – repeat no one – has said this should be the goal. Instead, the only discussions so far are how much more should the rate payers have to pay and for how long. Next, for those responsible – all of the boards and senior management of SCANA and Santee Cooper. What’s happened? So far, something but not much. The CEO of Santee Cooper, Lonnie Carter is on the way out. Whether he resigned or was pushed is a matter of semantics – he’s gone. Thus far, there is no indication what his severance package will be (assuming he gets one) and no indication that he will be asked to, or will voluntarily, give back his pay raises and other extra payments since the scandal began in 2007. None of the other 7 members of top management of Santee Cooper or any of the 12 members the Board of Directors have indicated they will be leaving. Also, all 12 members of SCANA’s top management and all 10 members of the Board of Directors are still in place. I may have missed it, but to date, I have never heard anyone from either the boards or management of SCANA or Santee Cooper who created this scandal say these two words: I’m sorry. Now, let’s look at the politicians – the state legislature, statewide elected officials and the Congressional delegation. What’s happened? So far, something but not much. Republican Representative Bill Hixon has returned all of his campaign contributions from both SCANA and the electric coops. Democratic Representative Russell Ott has returned his contribution from SCANA. This is significant

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Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was penned by beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein. Brenda Lee was only 13 when she recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” When asked why he chose the name Piggly Wiggly, founder Clarence Saunders said, “So people will ask that very question.” Duncan Hines was a real person. He was a popular restaurant critic who also wrote a book of hotel recommendations. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree. That thing you use to dot your lowercase “i” is called a tittle. Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches. Government officials in Sedona, Arizona, thought the yellow would look bad with the natural red rock of the city. While many believe Hydrox cookies are an Oreo knock-off, Hydrox actually came first – in 1908, four years before the Oreo.

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“Jay” used to be slang for “foolish person.” So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a “jaywalker.” The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate. M&M’s actually stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders. When the computer mouse was invented, it was called the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.” The Q in Q-tips stands for quality. They were originally called Baby Gays. Before going with Blue Devils, Duke considered the nicknames Blue Eagles, Royal Blazes, Blue Warriors and Polar

Asperger syndrome is named for Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger, who described it in 1944. He called his patients “Little Professors.” “Silver Bells” was called “Tinkle Bells” until co-composer Jay Livingston’s wife told him “tinkle” had another meaning. In his book, Dick Cheney says his yellow lab Dave was banned from Camp David for attacking President Bush’s dog Barney. In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer. The same person who sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was also the voice of Tony the Tiger (Thurl Ravenscroft). Judge Judy makes $45 million a year. The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.

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D E VOT I O N CONTINUED FROM LEFT as both are members of the newly appointed House committee charged with investigating the scandal. That’s it. None of the other 124 members of the state House, nor any of the 46 state senators, nor the governor, nor any of the other 8 statewide elected officials, nor any of the 9 members of the Congressional delegation in Washington have returned the money. Nor has anyone voluntarily disclosed any payments of retainers, consulting contracts and such payments from the utilities to themselves or their immediate families. None. I may have missed it, but to date, I have never heard any one of these politicians who helped create this scandal say these two words: I’m sorry. And last, let’s consider the ‘investigations’ into the scandal. To date, both the state House and Senate have announced that they will conduct an investigation to find out what happened and who is responsible. The answer to the first question is complex; the answer to the second question is easy. The legislature should simply look in the mirror… or look down at their dirty hands. The whole thing began when the legislature passed something called the Base Load Review Act in 2007 that allowed the utilities to charge their ratepayer in advance for the cost of construction of the nuclear plants plus a 10.25 per cent guaranteed profit – even if the nuclear plants were never built. With lighting spend in just a few days, the legislation passed the Senate unanimously and passed in the House with only six votes in opposition. To expect the legislature to, in essence, investigate themselves without, at a minimum, first telling us how much the utilities have paid them – is beyond absurd. This is what one would expect from some corrupt Third World government. Dirty hands cannot clean up this scandal. What we need is a completely independent commission of outside experts and investigators to examine every detail of the scandal. And even though Gov. McMaster has not ‘come clean’ about his utility money, he could at least act like he wants to get to the bottom of this by appointing such an independent commission. It would be a start. We deserve better. It does not have to be this way.

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. Reach him at phil@philnoble.com and get his columns at www.PhilNoble.com.

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Music therapy “Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) The medical world has picked up on something that God has used for a long time; it’s called music therapy. In many cases it has helped when nothing else seems to work. Several years ago I read an interesting article about an elderly gentleman who had suffered a massive stroke. The therapist worked and worked with him and still no response. One day she questioned his family about music. She asked if he had ever sung before. They responded yes. She asked about his favorite music and they told her. At the next session the therapist brought a headset, put it on his ears and began to play his all-time favorite song. Almost instantly his feet started moving, his hands started tapping and then the words came out of his mouth. The answer had come. Somewhere in the back of his brain was stored a song with music. Music is powerful! I watched a recent Sunday morning a backslider who has been damaged from an accident. His mind has been affected, but those old songs were getting through. When nothing else seems to work, try listening to something you are familiar with like “Amazing Grace how sweet the sound…was blind but now I see.” In my darkest hour God

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Take steps now to protect your animals during hurricanes COLUMBIA — When a Hurricane Harvey happens here, will you be ready? South Carolina is every bit as vulnerable to hurricanes as Texas. Preparing for them is up to you. And the decisions you make affect not only you, but your animals, from your pet gerbil to your American Quarter Horse and everything in between. “Many animal owners are hesitant to evacuate unless they know their animals will

be safe,” said Charlotte Krugler, emergency preparedness veterinarian for Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH). “But staying behind can put families in harm’s way, even causing loss of life. And leaving the animals behind can hamper the efforts of first responders entering the area to deal with human life and safety issues. For these reasons, it’s essential to plan ahead and consider all options for sheltering.”

Old River Road reopens The South Carolina Department of Transportation reports that Old River Road (S-21-57) in Florence County has been reopened. The road had been closed due to flooding from Willow Creek.

TEDxEvansStreet tickets on sale Tickets for TEDxEvansStreet are now available for purchase online at www.tedxevansstreet.org. The TEDx event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Florence Little Theatre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and the theme for the event will be “The Audacity to Dream.” Seating is limited in that there will only be 100 tickets available for sale for the inaugural event per TED licensing. These tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. TEDxEvansStreet will feature exciting speakers, who will be announced on Sept. 5, from a range of fields, happening in two sessions with connection and refreshment breaks in between. Attendee check-in will begin at 8 a.m., with the program starting promptly at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Post event reception immediately following. Continental breakfast, lunch, coffee/snack stations, an event bag, a name badge are included in the ticket price. The cost of a standard ticket is $40. In addition, TEDxEvansStreet is offering a chance to win tickets to attend the event by participating in the “x” photo contest. Citizens are asked to visit designated businesses in the Greater Florence area, starting with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, to begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, take a dreamy picture with the “x” and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #idreamTEDxEvansStreet. Five citizens will be randomly chosen to win a pair of tickets to attend the event. Check the website for contest details and “x” locations. Last day of the contest will be Friday, Sept. 15. Winners will be notified on Sept. 18. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The Florence event is called TEDxEvansStreet, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxEvansStreet, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDxEvansStreet is an independent TEDx event operated under license issued by TED and is open to the public.

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Clemson LPH has compiled helpful information for animal owners, including hurricane guidance for livestock owners. Its Emergency Preparedness webpage includes a list of emergency equine stable sites and other information to help you prepare for the care of your animals in disasters. “Early preparation can help you mitigate losses should your farm be in the path of strong winds, flooding or spinoff tornadoes,” Krugler said. “Human life and safety always comes first,” she said. “During emergencies, most animal issues really boil down to people issues. So the goal is to provide the safest possible circumstances for everyone, which ultimately includes animals, too.” If you plan to evacuate ahead of the storm with some or all of your animals, plan now. Maintain a current list of potential destinations and their requirements, and

get an early start. “Trailers and high winds are not a good combination. Also, by leaving earlier than others you may avoid heavy traffic and bridge closures,” Krugler said. “If you decide to move your horses, you should know where you’re going. Make arrangements with friends or emergency stable sites in advance.” Even if you plan to keep your animals at home, preparation now is essential. “Horses have lived outside for thousands of years and their instinct will go a long way toward keeping them out of trouble,” Krugler said. “Ensure that feed and water are available for them and check your barn and your pasture for hazards. During a hurricane, leading causes of injury and death include collapsed barns, dehydration, electrocution and accidents from fencing failure.” If fences are destroyed by destructive winds, loose horses may wander for

miles, so identification on each horse is vital. Before you leave, make sure your horses have proper ID. You can use livestock tags, neck bands or even luggage tags secured in the horses’ manes to identify every horse on your property. You can even write a phone number on the horse’s body with livestock crayon. Veterinarians and emergency personnel agree that micro-chipping is the ideal method of identification. Check with your veterinarian about having this done. If your horse or any of your other animals are microchipped, make sure you register your contact information with the microchip company and keep it current if your address or phone numbers change. This is essential so that you can be reached if your animal is found at-large. If your horse has a microchip, tattoo or freeze brand, take the paperwork with you. You also need pho-

tographs of each horse in case you have to prove ownership. To alert responders, use a can of spray paint to write on the outside barn wall “Horses Inside” or “Horses in Pasture” with contact phone numbers. Be sure someone in the area knows where you will be. It’s also a good idea to have a neighborhood agreement that whoever returns first will make welfare checks on each other’s animals. “Hurricanes in our part of the country aren’t an ‘if,’ they’re a ‘when,’” Krugler said. “Peak hurricane season is mid-September and we know South Carolina will face a landfall sooner or later. Preparing now can save trouble, save money and save lives.”

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McLeod Health partners with Palmetto Adult Medicine Dedicated to serving the needs of patients from the midlands to the coast, McLeod Health announces the addition of Palmetto Adult Medicine of Sumter to the McLeod Physician Associates network. The physicians of Palmetto Adult Medicine, Dr. Ansel McFaddin, Dr. Harry Jordan, Dr. Andrew Reynolds, and Dr. Hugh Stoddard are trusted members of their community who bring years of experience providing quality, compassionate care to the residents of Sumter, Clarendon, Lee, and Williamsburg counties. This affiliation with McLeod Physician Associates will continue to build on the excellent care provided for those patients. Dedicated to serving patients wherever they live or work, McLeod Physician Associates (MPA) is a network of more than 250 healthcare providers in more than 90 medical offices located throughout 15 counties of South and North Carolina. MPA physicians and their staffs provide extraordinary medical care encompassing a large spectrum of specialties. Because these physicians are part of the McLeod Health system, practices can more expediently obtain and share medical records and diagnostic reports for consultations. This provides patients with continuity of care between physician offices, and makes those visits more efficient for the patient. Palmetto Adult Medicine will remain at 1295 Wilson Hall Road in Sumter, and all scheduled appointments will remain unchanged. For more information, please

PALMETTO ADULT MEDICINE – From left, Dr. Ansel McFaddin, Dr. Harry Jordan, Dr. Hugh Stoddard and Dr. Andrew Reynolds. call (803) 905-6810. McLeod Health currently operates seven hospitals, including McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon,

McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast (North Myrtle Beach). McLeod also operates Urgent Care Centers in Florence and Darlington, along with more than 90 physician practices throughout the 15 counties in the McLeod Health service area.

City taking registration for Adult Open Flag Football League The City of Florence Recreation Department will run registration for their 2017 Fall Adult Open Flag Football League through Friday, Sept. 15, at the City of Florence Recreation Department, 513 Barnes Street. If your team is interested, 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 $250 per team. An additional $20 official fee will be paid at each game. The deadline for paying the registration fee is Friday, Sept. 15. All paid teams may begin practicing at Freedom Florence, beginning the week of Sept. 18. Games will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and all games will be played at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. The league offered will be six vs. six adult open and league rules can be found by going to www.csaathletics.com. A contact number for League Commissioner, Gary Belcher, can be found on the web site or by e-mail at csa@athletics.com. 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 843-669-4597. Players on the free agent list are not guaranteed to be placed on a team. If you have any questions, call the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex offices at 843669-4597.

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100................................................LEGALS 200...........................................ADOPTION 210 .............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215................................................EVENTS 250...........................................AUCTIONS 300 ........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310...........................INTERNET SERVICES 320 .....................................INSTRUCTION 350 ..........................................PERSONAL 375 .........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400 ...........................................ANTIQUES 405....BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410 ..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425.......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435 ..................................FARM ANIMALS 440 ..............................LOST AND FOUND 450....................................MERCHANDISE 452 ............................................PRODUCE 455....................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460................................PETS & SUPPLIES 470 .....................................WANT TO BUY 480 .......................................YARD SALES 500 .....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 ..................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515.....................................HELP WANTED . 520 ............................................SERVICES 525 ........................................CHILD CARE 530 ...................................WORK WANTED

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2017-DR-21-1084 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Brandi Welch, Michael Shepherd, Leesa Welch, D e f e n d a n t ( s ) , IN THE INTEREST OF: William Shepherd (06/18/2014), Alexander Shepherd (05/06/2015) Minor(s) Under the Age of 18. TO DEFENDANTS: Brandi Welch & Leesa Welch: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the complaint for removal and notice of merits hearing in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County Clerk of Court County, 180 N. Irby St., Room 903, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff at Hailey P. Turnblad, 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the merits hearing in this

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

matter is scheduled for October 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Florence County Family Court located at 180 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. S. C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Hailey P. Turnblad Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354/(843) 673-9247 Bar No.: 76365 South Carolina (8/23, 8/30, 9/6/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2017-CP-21-1824 Flemon Williams and Vee Ella Gee, Plaintiff, VS. The Estate of Baker Haynesworth, and all persons claiming any right, title, estate interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military services of the United State of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; And any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designed as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, Defendants. CONSENT TO ACT AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI I hereby consent to act as

Guardian ad Litem NISI for all Defendants in this action known as the class “John Doe” or “Richard Roe.” I have no interest in the real estate that is the subject of this action and have no interest adverse to that of the Defendants. Florence, South Carolina July 12, 2017 Jesse S. Cartrette, Jr., Esquire The Cartrette Law Firm Post Office Box 482 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 621-1169 Fax: (843) 669-4920 SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to 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 July 7, 2017, the object and prayer of which is to quiet title to the following property: That certain parcel or tract of land situate in the

County of Florence, State of South Carolina, in Tans Bay Township, containing sixty (60) acres, bounded North by land of Waring, on the East by land of Vee Ella Gee, Jessie Williams, Vermita Tyree et. al., George Brown and Michael Ritter, on the South by Ingram Lumber Co. and on the West by Witherspoon and Gwin.This being the same property conveyed to Flemon Williams and Vee Ella Gee by deed of Emma Lee Williams recorded on January 9, 1997 in the Office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Book A482 at page 1262. TMS # 78-01006 LESS AND EXCEPTING: All that trace of land in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 3.00 acres as shown on a map survey for Theo Jones by Ervin Engineering Co., Inc., dated April 18, 1986, recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 633 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. This tract is bounded on the south, west and north by other property of Emma Lee Williams being the remainder of Tract No. 2, and on the east by Tract No. 3 of Buster Williams. Included in this conveyance is an easement of 15 feet width for ingress and egress on a dirt road leading to State Road S-21-103 as shown on the plat. This being the same property heretofore conveyed to Leo Jones by deed of Emma Lee Williams and Baker Haynesworth recorded on December 16, 1986 in the Office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Book A257 at page 1125. TMS # 78-01-038 LESS AND EXCEPTING : All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as LOT "A" and containing 2.33 acres, shown on map made by Lind, Hicks & Assoc. Surveyors, Inc., Registered Surveyor, dated July 24, 2012, whereon said tract is shown to be bounded as follows: On the North by land of Flemon Williams and Vea Ella Gee for a distance of 283.84 feet; on the South by land of Jessie L. Williams for a distance of 281.02 feet; on the East by lands of Flemon Williams and Vea Ella Gee for a distance of 366.62 feet; and on the West by land of Susan Benton for a distance of 354.16 feet. This being the same property heretofore conveyed to Susan Benton and Joseph K. Benton by deed of Flemon Williams and Vea Ella Gee recorded on April 10, 2013 in the Office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Book B460 at page 970. TMS # 78-01-038 LESS AND EXCEPTING: All that certain tract of land situate in the County of Florence, State of South Car-

olina, containing five (5) acres as shown on a plat prepared by Ervin Engineering Company, Inc. dated June 9, 1986 attached hereto and made a part and parcel hereof whereon it is shown as being bounded on the North by lands of Thomas; on the East by Tract 3; on the South and West by the remainder of Tract 2 property of the grantor herein. Together with a non-exclusive right of way in, over and upon the road shown on the above mentioned plat extending from the above described property out to State Road S-21103. This being the same property heretofore conveyed to Vea Ella Gee by deed of Emma Lee Williams and Baker Haynesworth recorded on June 12, 1986 in the Office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Book A247 at page 915. TMS# 78-01036 August 15, 2017 Florence, South Carolina CHARLIE J. BLAKE, JR. Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm Post Office Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) cblake@finklealaw.com (8/23, 8/30, 9/6/17) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE C &S Used Cars Inc located at 126 Farmers Rd. Pamplico SC 29583 will be having a sale of a unit for default of rent to the highest bid on Sept. 1 , 2017 @ 9.00 AM Unit #15 Tanisha Singletary (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-21-1667 Carrie L. Sanders, Plaintiff, VS. Estate of Arthur B. Sanders, and all persons claiming any right, title, estate interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military services of the United State of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; And any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designed as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, Defendants. CONSENT TO ACT AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI I hereby consent to act as Guardian ad Litem NISI for all Defendants in this action known as the class “John Doe” or “Richard Roe.” I have no interest in the real estate that is the subject of this action and have no interest adverse to that of the Defendants. Florence, South Carolina July 17, 2017Jesse S.

Cartrette, Jr., Esquire The Cartrette Law Firm Post Office Box 482 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 621-1169 SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to 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 June 21, 2017, the object and prayer of which is to quiet title to the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot land, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known as Lot 28, Spaulding Heights Subdivision, on a Plat thereof prepared by W. R. Banks, R.L.S. dated June 16, 1961 and recorded in Plat Book Q at Page 149, Florence County Records, whereon such property is indicated to be bounded as follows: on the North by Lot 29 of said subdivision and measuring thereon one hundred seventy-five (175') feet; on the East by a seventeen (17') foot-wide utility alley and measuring thereon seventy-five (75') feet; on the South by Lot 27 of said subdivision and measuring thereon one hundred seventy-five (175') feet; and on the West by N. Irby Street Extension and fronting thereon seventy-five (75') feet. This being the same property conveyed to Arthur Ben Sanders by deed of First Provident Corporation dated January 14, 1963 and recorded in Deed Book Al at Page 290, Florence County Records. The said Arthur Ben Sanders died intestate on October 20, 1977, a citizen and resident of the County of Florence. He was survived by his wife Carrie L. Sanders and five children Wanda R Burns, Carrie E. S. Dantzler, James W. Sanders, Zeitamarie S. Cobb and Arthur B. Sanders, Jr. At the time of her death Zeitamarie S. Cobb was single, her children by a prior marriage being Lynne C. Jobes and Alexis B. Cobb. At the time of his death Arthur B. Sanders, Jr. was married to Cynthia D. Sanders, his widow; and his children were Tiffany S. Hunt, Arthur B. Sanders III and

Quoreyer Sanders. TMS #90-096-03-006 A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. August 18, 2017 Florence, South Carolina CHARLIE J. BLAKE, JR Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm 814 West Evans Street Post Office Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) cblake@finklealaw.com (8/23, 8/30, 9/6/17) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2017-CP-21-01490 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Andrew B. Munn; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Linda G. Munn, 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, 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 Andrew B. Munn and Linda G. Munn to First Union National Bank of Delaware dated September 17, 2001 and recorded on September 27, 2001 in Book A649 at Page 1568, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by 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 tract of land, situate, lying and being in School District No. 10, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Tract No. 2 on a plat made for K. C. Nash and B. W. Watkins by M. E. Lind, Jr., dated April 5, 1968, and amended November 10, 1973, and being recorded in Plat Book 14 at Page 571 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, whereon said tract is shown as containing 4.0 acres and being bounded on the Northeast by Tract No. 1 whereon it

measures 200 feet; on the Southeast by Tract No. 1 whereon it measures 880 feet; on the Southwest by S.C. Highway S-21-83 whereon it fronts and measures 200 feet; and on the Northwest by a tract shown to contain 203.9 acres whereon it measures 880 feet. Reference being had to the said plat for more complete description. For informational purposes, see also that certain plat being dated April 10, 1987 and recorded April 13, 1987 in Book 27, Page 191 in the Records for Florence County, South Carolina. This being the same property conveyed to Andrew B. Munn and Linda G. Munn by Deed of William S. Haynie dated September 20, 1979 and recorded September 21, 1979 in Book A166 at Page 519 in the records for Florence County, South Carolina. TMS No. 00083-01-035 Property Address: 3352 South Hill Road, Timmonsville, SC 29161 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County on June 7, 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 3352 South Hill Road, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and


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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 (8/23, 8/30, 9/6/17)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that LISA’S AT THE RAILWAY, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 144 B S. ACLINE ST. LAKE CITY, SC 29560. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than SEPTEMBER 8, 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. (8/23, 8/30, 9/6/17)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Local Motive Brewing Company, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for (1) a brewery permit, (2) an

on premises beer and wine permit, and (3) business (restaurant) liquor by the drink permit, all at 121 and 123 N. Dargan Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than September 21, 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 the 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, ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (9/6, 9/13, 9/20/17)

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FLT invites public to ‘be our guest’ for Beauty & the Beast BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. The “tale as old as time” comes to the Florence Little Theatre when “Beauty and the Beast” opens the 201718 season this Friday night. The musical runs Sept. 8-17, excluding Monday, Sept. 11. It is underwritten by Wells Fargo. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. There are matinees on Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. A special event, Tea with Belle, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Seating is very limited. Call or visit the box office for reservations. “Beauty and the Beast” is a classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Favorite songs include “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song “Beauty and the Beast.” This musical is a must-see for the whole family. The production is directed by Julia Saverance with Robin Thompson as musical director. Will Bynum is assistant director, Brittany Miles is choreographer, and Glen Gourley handled musical staging. ”I directed the show in 2006 when FLT did the Broadway version for the first time, and was delighted to be asked to do it a second time,” commented the director. “One of my favorites, this is a story for all ages – complete with talking, dancing, and singing objects, a villain, a beautiful girl, and a beast. “The cast has been delightful to work with. They have worked hard and can’t wait to show the community what they have been doing for the past two and a half months. Of the more than 100 people who auditioned, 39 were cast. As always, casting is extremely difficult because so many talented people tried out and you just

A SCENE WITH BELLE AND CASTLE STAFF Photos courtesy of photographer John Cameron

THE BEAST, JOEY WEBSTER, AND BELLE, DEVIN JENNINGS can’t cast everyone.” The show features veteran performers as well as many new faces, she said. “One newcomer, Devin Jennings, is playing the role of Belle. She has captured Belle’s strength and acceptance of others. She has the

voice of an angel and high kicks that hurt my hips. The audience will be tapping their toes and bobbing their heads throughout the show. “Amanda Graham (Mrs. Potts), Mike Pickett (Maurice) and Brandon Herron (Gaston) are also new to the

GASTON, BRANDON HERRON with Silly Girls, Erin Dozier, Faith Hyman and Nikki Frabott FLT stage and we are excited to share their talents with the community,” Saverance added. Joey Webster plays the Beast. Lumiere is portrayed by Cole Davis, Cogsworth is Frankie Sullivan and Lefou is played by Justin Johnson.

Babette is Emily Coker and Msr. Darque is Kevin Carter. Wardrobe is Tippi Harwell and Chip is Rufus Brown. Erin Dozier, Nikki Frabott and Faith Hyman portray silly girls. The chorus includes Cathryn Ackerman, Drew

Arnold, Leranda Saverance, Kaylen Snapp, Joshua Byram, Elizabeth Taylor, Alonzo Davis, Sam Densmore, Ray Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Tripp Taylor, Heather Ward, James Wesley Hanna, Ihlonda Harrell, Amber Wilkes, Dylan Hudson, Alexandria Yarnell, Cliff Jones, Brittany Yarnell, RJ Lee, Nick Rose, Samantha McCutcheon, Destiny Nwankudu, Kendrell Parker and Jane Polsky. “The sets are incredible,” said Julia. “Lisa Sims and Thomas Walker have done a phenomenal job, and I have to say the castle...well...I don’t want to give it away. “Of course, I would not have been able to do this without the help of an amazing production team,” she continued. The production staff also includes Ginger Sullivan, assistant to the director, and David Boyd, stage manager. Betty Fowler is props coordinator and set decorator. Costume coordinators are Kitty Murrell and Abby Mills. Arlene Boyd is makeup coordinator and Sarah Ellen Hennings is light board operator. “Between the cast and the production team, they have made this experience one to remember.“ She added, “Leave the world behind and come spend an evening with us at FLT. You won't regret it.” The recommended age for children is 8 and older. The show runs 2.5 hours. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors 62 and older and $18 for students or under 18. There are four ways to get tickets. • Online at www.florencelittletheatre.org. • In-person noon-5 p.m., Monday-Friday at the daytime box office (located in the rear parking lot.) • Phone (843) 662-3731, noon to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. • At the door, starting one hour before showtime at the lobby box office (nearest the corner of S. Dargan and Pine Street.) Musicals are often sold out in advance. Check the FaceBook page for ticket availability updates or listen to the box office message (843) 662-3731.

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The House of Hope of the Pee Dee celebrated the graduation of three participants in its Life Recovery Program on Monday evening, Aug. 28, in the Jenkins Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church. Graduates were Tamara Johnson, David Austin and Will McMillan. Richard Savage of the Mayor’s Coalition, “No One Unsheltered,” was the guest speaker. Testimonies were given and a brief video about a former Life Recovery graduate was shown. House of Hope executive director Bryan Braddock praised the work of the graduates and congratulated them on completing the course successfully. Each of them was presented with a diploma and Bible at the end of the cere-

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Dr. Who party for teens The Florence County Library will host its Third Annual Doctor Who Party on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Teens will make crafts, vote for their favorite villain, and discuss all things “Doctor Who.” Costumes are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Open to all 6th through 12th graders. For more information please contact Julie at 843-292-7382 or jvaught@florencelibrary.org.

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