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Summer Art Show Awards Night The Florence One Schools Horizons 2021 Summer Art Show and Awards Night was recently held at Moore Middle School. . . . Page 1B
Nine added to residency program McLeod Health recently welcomed nine new residents to the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5A Deaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2A Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4A Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5A Pets of the Week . . . . . . . . . Page 3B Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4B
Quilt presented to McLeod Hospice Kathy Docherty, shown above wearing a green blouse, presented a handmade serenity quilt to the staff of McLeod Hospice on July 8 in memory of her mother, Linnea A. Schut, and the McLeod Hospice team. When patients at the McLeod Hospice House pass away, the serenity quilt is placed over them as a symbol of comfort. The Hospice House staff then line the halls as a final tribute to the departed and the family as their loved one is escorted from the house. This special covering made by Kathy features butterflies which symbolize the transformation of the soul from body to spirit, much like the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. The Greek word for butterfly means “soul” and one of the symbols of hospice is the butterfly.
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Easler installed as district deputy NAME: Brooke Todd HOMETOWN: Pamplico, but now lives in Florence. OCCUPATION: A stylist at The Mailroom Studio in Downtown Florence. FAVORITE THING ABOUT CUTTING HAIR? ‘Getting to meet new people and helping them love the way they look and helping them gain confidence in themselves.” WHAT ARTISTS WOULD WE FIND ON YOUR PLAYLIST? Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Beach Bunny.
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Thousands of members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America and guests gathered last week in Tampa, Fla., for the BPO Elks’ National Convention. During the convention, Florence’s Ronald Eric Easler was installed as district deputy for the BPO Elks for lodges in the Northeast District of the South Carolina Elks Association Inc. and will serve a one-year term. The BPO Elks is one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America and is committed to makEASLER ing its communities better places to live. Each year, the Order donates more than $71 million in cash and $310 million in goods and services to the needy, students, people with special needs, active-duty members of the U.S. armed
forces and their families, veterans and their families, and charitable organizations. As part of the Elks’ ongoing commitment to help students achieve their goals, the Elks National Foundation awards annual college scholarships worth more than $4.5 million to students across the country. To help local lodges make positive changes in their communities, the Elks National Foundation’s Community Investments Program provides local Elks lodges with more than $14 million to help them build stronger communities. Elks provide ongoing support to veterans at more than 350 VA medical centers, state veterans homes, and clinics across the country. Elks volunteers also help veterans rehabilitate and thrive through adaptive sports programs and by providing them with therapy craft kits. Altogether, Elks volunteered nearly 1 million hours of service to veterans last year alone.
S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis recently welcomed two new appointees to the S.C. Board of Financial Institutions. Thomas Bouchette and Jenny Michaels were confirmed by the Senate in May to serve four-year terms on the state board. Their first official meeting as board members will be on Wednesday, Aug. 4 in Columbia. The Senate also confirmed Wayne Wicker, Chairman and CEO of South Atlantic Bank, for a four-year term. Wicker first joined the board in 2018 when he was selected to fill an BOUCHETTE unexpired vacancy. Bouchette serves as the president and chief operating officer for The Citizens Bank in Florence, a role he assumed in 2019 after serving as executive vice presiMICHAELS dent and chief banking officer since 2015. During his 35year career in banking, he has risen from a lending officer with Pee Dee Farm Credit Bank, to various roles with SCN/Wachovia and The Citizens Bank from 1997-1999. Michaels is the senior vice president/chief administrative officer for SAFE Federal Credit Union in Sumter. A graduate of the University of Nebraska and the Washburn University School of Law, Michaels was previously an attorney with law firms in Kansas and Missouri before serving as general counsel to Park Community Credit Union in Louisville, Ky. She joined SAFE Federal Credit Union as Chief Risk Officer in 2017. “We welcome Tommy and Jenny to the board and look forward to their insights as we continue to monitor and support the state’s financial services industry,” said Loftis, who serves as chairman of the S.C. Board of Financial Institutions. The 11-member State Board of Financial Institutions is responsible for the supervision, licensing and examination of all state-chartered banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, credit unions, trust companies, development corporations, mortgage lenders, mortgage loan originators, consumer finance companies, deferred-presentment companies and regular check-cashing companies.
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D E AT H N OT I C E S Shirley Grice Bass, 83, passed away July 6. Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Bishop Alton Bell, 99, passed away July 5. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Grace Lynn Chapman, 64, passed away July 3. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Michael Tracy Dudgeon, 74, passed away July 7. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. William Edmiston passed away July 5. KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Joseph “Joey” Leslie Flegel Sr., 51, passed away July 5. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Candice Marie Gatling, 21, passed away July 2. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.
The Florence High School Garden Club of 1939. Club members, shown left to right, are James Young, Frances Louise Weaver, Celeste Bonnette, Sarah Ward, John Young, Lillian Watson, Dorothy Brooks, Frankie Cole, and Bill Hoffmeyer. Do you have an old photo you would like to submit for The News Journal’s Do You Remember? You may do so by emailing a digital copy of the photo, including information about the photo, to email@example.com. You may also submit photos and information in person at our office, located at 312 Railroad Ave.
Longtime restaurateur Pope dies at 75 Longtime Florence restaurateur Roger E. Pope passed away at McLeod Hospice House on June 29. He was 75. A graduate of Lake City High School and Wingate College, Pope had a long and prosperous career in the BBQ industry in the Florence area. He built and owned the original Roger's BBQ Restaurant on Second Loop Road for 20 years. This led
to ownership of Coleman's BBQ Sauce where he furthered his passion in sauce making. Roger later opened Woodstone BBQ on Pamplico Highway. He POPE later moved Woodstone to its present location on Irby Street. He
then sold that restaurant and moved back to the Pamplico Highway location and that restaurant became known as the “Flaming Pig.” Pope finally retired due to his declining health in 2020. BBQ and his customers were his greatest joy. You could always count on seeing him with a plate of biscuits and a smile on his face. His nickname later in life was “The Biscuit Man.”
The son of the late Leonard Haspard Pope and Nina Lyerly Pope, he was survived by his wife, Sheryl J. Pope, and his son, Jason Pope of Florence. A graveside service was held at the Mt. Hope Mausoleum Chapel on July 2. Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29502, or to a charity of one’s choosing.
Funeral home director Powell passes away Charles Weatherly Powell Sr., a longtime Florence funeral director and civic leader, died July 4 at his home. He was 79. Powell was born in Dillon County, a son of the late Mary Lester and Stacey William Powell. He was raised in Kingstree, graduating from Kingstree High School and the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He began his career at Waters Funeral Home in 1959 as an ambulance driver, became a funeral director/embalmer, and was manager until he purchased
the funeral home in 1982, and it became Waters-Powell Funeral Home. He retired at the age of 75 after more than 50 years of dedicated service to the Florence c o m m u n i t y. He loved the funeral industry and was a member and POWELL past president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association and the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service.
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Powell was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and the Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the Florence Evening Lions Club and the Florence Rotary Club. He was predeceased in death by two brothers, Jerry Powell and Bryan Powell. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Frances T. “Betty” Powell; four children, Chuck (Lynn) Powell, Stacey Powell Shakley, and Mary Ann Powell, all of Florence, and Felicia (Bob) Adam of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Chace (Susannah) Powell of Charleston, Chad Powell of Florence, Chandler (Lauren)
Powell of Columbia, Tucker Shakley of Nashville, Tenn., Charlie Adam and Alice Adam, both of Dallas, Texas, and Madelaine Adam of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Joanne P. (Henry) Suber of Simpsonville, and Jean P. Bennett of Lake City; two sisters-in-law, Gill Powell of Anderson, and Patty Powell of Harrisburg, N.C. Memorials may be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, 2401 Claussen Rd., Florence, S.C., 29505. Funeral services were held July 7 at Greenwood Baptist Church. A private interment was held at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Harry Legette Grant, 78, passed away July 10. Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Jeanette O. Gray, 79, passed away July 3. Smith Funeral Home. Miles Harrelson, 83, passed away July 5. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Michael Raymond Haynes, 50, passed away July 11. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Griffith C. Henry, 85, passed away July 2. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Viola Streett Hudson, 84, passed away July 10. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Joyce Ann (Cain) Kennedy, 72, passed away June 22. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Mary Helen Hill Lee, 87, passed away July 1. Belk Funeral Home. Margaret Parker “Peggy” Lentz, 93, passed away July 10. Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Thomas W. McMorrow Sr., 64, passed away July 7. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Heyward Miller, 86, passed away July 1. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. George Kelvin “Doodle” Northcutt, 49, passed away July 8. Belk Funeral Home. Michael E. Roland, 67, passed away July 2. KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Robert “Bobby” H. Simpson Jr., 50, passed away July 4. Belk Funeral Home. Curtis “Curt” Kershaw Summerford III passed away July 9. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Geraldine Langley Tingen, 77, passed away July 10. Belk Funeral Home. Ruth J. Turner, 100, passed away July 6. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Geraldine Waiters, 87, passed away July 4. Smith Funeral Home. Jo Harrell Watford, 95, passed away July 9. Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Roland Lee Woodard Jr., 85, passed away July 3. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home.
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First Bank Foundation awards $29,000 to area non-profits Donations are a part of bank’s commitment to service excellence and serving the local community. The First Bank Foundation donated a total of $29,000 across the local Pee Dee communities during the month of June. First Bank Executive Vice President John Long said that the bank is very proud to give back to the Pee Dee. “For over 20 years, the First Bank Foundation has given back to the communities we serve,” said Long. “The money we are able to donate to these charities to support their missions is a direct reflection of the increased value of our stock. Thank you to our loyal customers who have supported us over the years which has allowed us to give back and support these programs that
make such a huge impact locally. It is truly an honor to be able to do so.” The non-profits that received donations include Relay for Life, McArn Community Ministry, Cheraw Rescue Squad, Chesterfield Fire Department, Girl Scout Council of the Pee Dee Area, Hospice of Chesterfield County, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault (Cheraw and Dillon), Pee Dee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, St David’s Cemetery Association, Inc., Wallace Rescue Squad, Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, Town of Cheraw Jazz Fest, Pathfinders United, Pee Dee Land Trust, United Way of Chesterfield County, Brocks Mill Fire Department, Patrick Fire Department, Kathy Smith Sims Endowed Nursing Scholarship, Cheraw High School “Braves in Business,” Florence County
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Disabilities Foundation, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Florence County, House of Hope, Boys and Girls Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, SNAC, Lighthouse Ministries, All 4 Autism, Help 4 Kids, Friends of the Library, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Mercy Medicine Clinic, Junior League of Florence, Care House of the Pee Dee, and Tenacious Grace. First Bank is proud to be a local community bank that gives back to the communities it serves. Headquartered in Southern Pines, N.C., First Bank has $7 billion in assets with 102 branch locations between North and South Carolina. The bank has branches in Cheraw, Florence, Dillon, and Latta.
Shown, left to right, are First Bank Executive Vice President John Long, Business Development Officer Ashley Christenbury, Branch Manager Malorie Steadman, Area Executive Paul Seward, and Business Development Officer Matt Kimrey.
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Let Elsa serve as a reminder: Be prepared Although only a tropical storm that brought torrential rainfall to Florence and the surrounding area, Elsa also brought with it a reminder that the 2021 hurricane season is officially upon us and preparedness is a necessity. The first hurricane of the season, Elsa was downgraded to a tropical storm before it arrived in the Pee Dee. Yes, because of our location we face the threat of dangerous and damaging weather at this time nearly every year. Yes, many times we have prepared to be hit by a “big one” in the past only to find that the storm was not nearly as bad as forecast. If we are not careful, we can easily fall into the trap of not being ready in the event of a major hurricane. Don’t let that happen. We are forecast to have above-normal activity this hurricane season. Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases a predetermined list of 21 names that will be assigned to major storms. Elsa is the fifth name on that list. We hope Elsa will serve as a nudge to do all those things you already know you need to do every hurricane season to prepare for the big one. This would include: • Building an emergency kit with a gallon of water per person, per day, non-perishable food, a flashlight, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, medications, supplies for an infant if applicable, a multipurpose tool, personal hygiene items, copies of important papers, cell phone chargers, extra cash, blankets, maps of the area and emergency contact information. • Talking with household members and create an evacuation plan. Practicing the plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event. • Being informed. Learn about your community’s hurricane response plan and use the South Carolina Hurricane Guide at https://scemd.org/stay-informed/publications/hurricane-guide/ to “Know Your Zone” for evacuations. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for pets. • Downloading the free American Red Cross Emergency App to select up to 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts on their mobile device. The content includes expert guidance on what to do before, during and after different emergencies or disasters from home fires to hurricanes. All Red Cross apps can be found in smartphone app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps. Amid the rash of tropical storms in 2020, the impact on South Carolina was minimal. We were lucky. Don’t count on things staying that way. Be as prepared as you can be.
A whirlwind of hurricane memories Like any longtime resident of the Carolinas, I’ve weathered my fair share of hurricanes. High winds and extreme flooding are now pretty much a been there, done that ordeal. A classic country song written and recorded by Jessi Colter reminds us that storms never last. Storms, no matter how strong, eventually surrender to sunshine. The memories of those storms, however, can last a lifetime. Over the years I’ve amassed a decent-size collection of hurricane stories worth sharing. Here are a few, starting with the most recent: Florence (2018) _ A category 1, Florence brought with it buckets and buckets of water. The fellowship hall and food pantry on the bottom floor of our church was flooded with about six inches of standing water. It took myself and two other men using a borrowed pump and six box fans to dry it out. Matthew (2016) _ I had just recently moved to Society Hill from Hartsville and was in the midst of weathering a devastating storm in my personal life when Matthew decided to blow in. It was another category 1 storm with not much wind, but tor-
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rential downpours. The bridge down the road from the house flooded and trapped a number of residents. A group of men with a rowboat rescued several people. Floyd (1999) _ Referred to as the “Flood of the Century” in North Carolina, Floyd was a category 3 hurricane. It followed Dennis, which had already dropped a significant amount of rain on the coastal region. I remember a ton of family members – maybe 15 – camping out in our house located in the Forest Acres subdivision of Lumberton. When the sun rose the next morning, water from the rain had reached the front porch. Our neighbor Brad had dragged a canoe out of his garage and was paddling through the overflowing roadside ditches in the neighborhood. Just a mere 30 miles up the road in Bladen County hundreds of people were being rescued by helicopter from the rooftops of their homes.
Bonnie (1998) _ Again, lots and lots of rain. The day after my two girls and I found a very tired and wet puppy stranded at a nearby park. Not surprisingly, we named her Bonnie. Fran (1996) _ This one landed in Wilmington, just 90 miles away, as a category 3. We definitely felt the near 100-mile per hour winds packed by this fearsome storm. Dozens of trees in our yard were toppled, but luckily none landed on the house. The same could not be said for our neighbors’ homes on all fours sides. I grabbed my chainsaw and helped as many neighbors as I could. Hugo (1989) _ I remember watching the TV weather report that night before I headed to work as a clerk at an all-night convenience store. The weather said with great certainty that the category 4 hurricane about to make landfall near Charleston would have little or no affect on the area. It was about 4 a.m. when the lights went out in the store. Through the large panes of glass that made up the front of the store, we had a clear view of the swirling wind wreaking havoc outside. I hurried the few
customers we had out the door and locked it afterwards. A regular customer named Tony decided to ride the storm out with me. I’m glad he did. We took plastic bags and covered the cash registers and as much of the merchandise as we could and then hunkered down behind the counter. I can still vividly recall the mighty winds and the sound of part of the roof being torn off. The next 30 minutes or so were pretty scary. Wet and worried, we waited out the storm. As the sun came up, I was left in utter disbelief by the damage the hurricane had inflicted. The owner came by and thanked us for our efforts before telling us to go home and check on our families. It was a long ride home as time after time I ran into impassable roads. At home, we sustained minor damage and were without power for weeks, but fared far better than many others. Elsa will only be a passing thought, thank goodness, but you can be sure there are more storms and more hurricanes to come.
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‘The parking lot of the dead’ Even in death they cling to dignity. Left to rust, they bless the rare visitor with awe and mystery. Just how did old trucks and cars end up in a cemetery of sorts, “the graveyard of the rusted automobiles,” as Steve Goodman put it in “The City of New Orleans?” “The parking lot of the dead” as James Dickey wrote in “Cherrylog Road.” We’re not talking junkyards though. We’re talking tree-concealed, vine-covered, limb-fallen abandonment. Each time I discover a gathering of forsaken cars and trucks it strikes me. How did this potter’s field come to pass? It sets me to thinking. First coming to me is a sense of déjà vu. “I’ve been here before,” I think, and I have. A walk through my granddad’s pasture was a stroll through a minor junkyard. Was it the easy way out? To heck with selling them. Just drag them into the pasture and let mice, wasps, and snakes take up residence. Or did he wrest a water pump, a door, or handful of spark plugs from some? I’m sure the older generations kept some for parts but I sense something else, and this is where it gets complicated. Could they not part with them? Was some sort of love affair or relationship at work here? After all, it had not been that many years since the cars replaced horses and buggies as some of the ghostly “gone to their maker” owners of the vehicles knew all so well. I have no doubt they loved their miraculous, noisy, fast conveyances. They and their
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ancestors didn’t put their mules and horses out to pasture. Well, of course they did, but they continued to look after them. Maybe that’s it. The sense of affectionate husbandry they felt for farm animals transferred over to cars and trucks. And we can’t overlook nostalgia. “That ol’ truck? Took me and my wife to the hospital for our first born.” “That rusty Chevy? Your granddad died of a heart attack in it.” (It’s true. He did.) “That back seat? My first. Fell in love there. Yes sir, I did.” Memories … good and sad. All these many years later? We take cars and trucks for granted. They’re part and parcel of our lives, giving some needy souls a status symbol, a look at me thing. Things are changing,
however, as they always do. Now and then I meet a young person who has no car or truck. “A car? I don’t need one. I Uber.” That’s the new cool taxi-like way to get from A to B. Some of us would never Uber. We drive and drive. Then, “Well, the miles are high now. Time for a new ride.” We won’t park the old trucks or cars in some bare spot and wait for a forest to overtake them. We trade up for newfangled technology— hybrids, GPS, satellite radio, Bluetooth cell phones, all sorts of safety features, and some of you—not me—can’t wait to have a car that drives itself. Good luck with that. No, people don’t hang onto ’em like they once did. They trade ’em, hand ’em down to relatives, and such. It pleases me that the alsodead owner-drivers of yesteryear kept their old rides and workhorses. Their parking lots of the dead, their graveyards of the rusted automobiles, left us museums of sorts. Still, so few of us visit them. Every time I come across one awe and mystery well up within me. It’s as if some rusting metal spirit
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missing an eye of a headlight speaks with a gas-burnt grasp through chrome grills that gleam still. “Thank you for visiting us. It’s been many years since we’ve had company with one of y’all, a long time since a human touched us. If you come again, I promise you we’ll be here. As you can see our days of drinking gas and rolling and feeling the wind on windshields are long gone, gone with the wind. We sit and sit and sit. Parked forever you could say.” Visit Tom Poland online at www.tompoland.net.
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‘Physicians of tomorrow’ McLeod Health recently welcomed nine doctors to its Family Medicine Residency Program
The nine new residents welcomed into the McLeod Health Family Medicine Residency Program are, in no particular order: Dr. Daniel Altman; Dr. Yoseph Berhane; Dr. Rourke Decker; Dr. Sue Cruz Gerena; Dr. Kirsten Hernandez; Dr. Victoria Ivantchev; Dr. Elissa Jebaily; Dr. Meena Noori; and Dr. Danielle Schmidt. is a lifelong dream for most of us in medicine.” Altman received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Originally from West Columbia. he enjoys woodworking, learning new languages, hiking, camping and music. Berhane received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Born in Ethiopia, he enjoys playing soccer, jogging, reading books and listening to music.
Decker received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Originally from Lacrosse, Wi., he enjoys game nights, powerlifting, and kayaking. Cruz Gerena received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts. She is from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and enjoys kickboxing, volleyball, painting, calligraphy and graphic design. Hernandez received her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine. Originally from
Naples, Fla., she enjoys herpetology, lizards in particular, and escape rooms. Ivantchev received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman. Originally from Fort Mill she enjoys figure skating, tennis, volleyball, aviation and playing the piano. Jebaily received her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolina Campus. From Florence, she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, hiking, exploring, fishing, crabbing,
and collecting sharks’ teeth. Noori received her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolina Campus. Originally from Woodbridge, Va., she enjoys painting, horseback riding, badminton, yoga, and learning new languages. Schmidt received her medical degree from the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Originally from Grants Pass, Or., she enjoys cooking, playing the piano, hiking, kayaking, and reading.
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INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 150 .........................................STATEWIDE 200..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215...............................................EVENTS 216..................................................TRIPS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440 .............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500 ....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520 ...........................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE
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530 ..................................WORK WANTED 600 ..................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605 .................................BURIAL SPACES 610..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612 .....................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615.............................................CONDOS 618 ....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620 ..............................HOMES FOR RENT 625 ..............................HOMES FOR SALE 630.................................LAND FOR RENT 632 ...............................LAND FOR LEASE 635 .................................LAND FOR SALE 636 ...................................LAND WANTED 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 640 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650....................................OFFICE SPACE 660............................RESORT PROPERTY 665............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670 .............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900 ...................................................ATVS 910 ...........................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 ..................................................CARS 930 ..................................MOTORCYCLES 940.................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980 ..................................................VANS
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cating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate: BRENDA MCELVEEN BAXLEY Date of Death: 3/26/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100788 Personal Representative: TRAVIS BAXLEY Address: 540 MALLARD ROAD COWARD, SC 29530 (7/14, 7/21, 7/28/2021) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on FORM #371PC with the Probate Court of FLORENCE County, JESSE S. CARTRETTE, JR., the address of which is 181 N IRBY ST, STE 1300 FLORENCE SC 29501, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371PC) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any
uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate: VALERIE KWAITA BACCUS Date of Death: 6/2/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100785 Personal Representative: EIRRION TIMMONS Address: 1953 CYPRESS ROAD FLORENCE, SC 29505 (7/14, 7/21, 7/28/2021) NOTICE OF SALE Deficiency Judgment Waived IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2019-CP-21-02651 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE U.S. Bank Trust National Association as Trustee of the Lodge Series III Trust, Plaintiff, v. Emma Jo Daniels Timmons a/k/a Joann Timmons, and if Emma Jo Daniels Timmons a/k/a JoannTimmons be deceased, then any and all children and heirs at law, distributees and devisees and if any of the same be dead, any and all persons entitled to claim under or through them, also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein, any unknown adults, any unknown infants or persons under disability, being a class designated as John Doe or persons in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; Tracy Tim-
mons; Albert Wade Timmons; Rhonda Timmons Kiley, Defendant. BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust National Association as Trustee of the Lodge Series III Trust vs. Emma Jo Daniels Timmons a/k/a Joann Timmons, and if Emma Jo Daniels Timmons a/k/a JoannTimmons be deceased, then any and all children and heirs at law, distributees and devisees and if any of the same be dead, any and all persons entitled to claim under or through them, also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein, any unknown adults, any unknown infants or persons under disability, being a class designated as John Doe or persons in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; Tracy Timmons; Albert Wade Timmons; Rhonda Timmons Kiley, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: That certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being near the City of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 4 on a Plat of Ridgecrest made by Ervin Engineer-
ing Company dated November 7, 1961, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book Q at Page 160, reference being had to said Plat for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Albert R. Timmons, his heirs and assigns, by deed of The Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina, executed March 18, 1971 and recorded March 18, 1971 in Book A101, Page 62, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Upon Albert R. Timmons death on October 15, 1985, the subject property passed to Emma Joann Timmons, Rhonda Jo Timmons, Tracy Alaine Timmons, and Albert Wade Timmons. Rhonda Jo Timmons and Tracy Alaine Timmons conveyed their interest in the subject property to Emma Jo Daniels Timmons a/k/a Joann Timmons, by deed executed July 11, 1991 and recorded July 12, 1991 in Book A344, Page 635, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Albert Wade Timmons conveyed his interest in the subject property to Emma Jo Daniels Timmons a/k/a Joann Timmons, by deed executed June 22, 1992 and recorded June 26, 1992 in Book A365, Page 1889, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County.
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2772 W. Ridgecrest Circle, Florence, SC 29501 TMS#: 90171-01-020-100 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.49% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record. Plaintiff may waive any of its rights, including its right to a deficiency judgment, prior to sale. In the event an agent of
Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Master in Equity's Order and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. This sale is subject to all title matters of record and any interested party should consider performing an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given. Neither the Plaintiff nor its counsel make representations as to the integrity of the title or the fair market value of the property offered for sale. Prior to bidding, you may wish to review the current state law or seek the advice of a licensed South Carolina attorney. McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC January N. Taylor, SC Bar No. 80069 J. Pamela Price, SC Bar No. 14336 3550 Engineering Drive, Suite 260 Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 Telephone: (404) 474-7149 Facsimile: (404) 745-8121 Attorneys for Plaintiff (7/14, 7/21, 7/28/2021) THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2019CP2102844 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
6A CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE 21st Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -vs- Terry Davis; The Estate of Beatrice Davis; South Carolina Department of Revenue; all Unknown Heirs of Deceased Defendant, and all other persons entitled to claim under or through
them being a class designated as Mary Roe; All Unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein, being a class designated as Jane Doe; also any Unknown persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class des-
ignated as John Doe; and Any Unknown minors, persons under a Disability or persons incarcerated, being a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendant(s) BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of 21st Mortgage Corporation vs. Terry Davis; The Estate of Beatrice
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Davis; South Carolina Department of Revenue; all Unknown Heirs of Deceased Defendant, and all other persons entitled to claim under or through them being a class designated as Mary Roe; All Unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein, being a class designated as Jane Doe; also any Unknown persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and Any Unknown minors, persons under a Disability or persons incarcerated, being a class designated as Richard Roe, I, Haigh Porter, as Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on August 3, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Courtroom 3C, Florence, South Carolina 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel, lot or tract of land, with the improvements thereon, if any, situate, lying and being in or near the City of Johnsonville in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and delineated as 0.23 acres, more or less, on a plat prepared for Terry Davis and Beatrice Davis by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated March 10, 2003, and to be recorded simultaneously herewith. This description is made in lieu of the metes and bounds description as permitted by law under Sec. 30-5-250 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976) as amended. DERIVATION: This being the identical property conveyed unto the Terry Davis and Beatrice Davis herein by the House of God on March 11, 2003 and recorded on March 25, 2003 in the RMC Office for Florence County in Deed Book A728 at Page 339. TMS #: 4361-05-025 Mobile Home: 2003 CAVA VIN BL03GA0135811AB
SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES Master in Equity at conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or comply with the other terms or the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the former highest bidder). Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from the date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 7.590% per annum. B. Lindsay Crawford, III (SC Bar# 6510) Theodore von Keller (SC Bar# 5718) B. Lindsay Crawford, IV (SC Bar# 101707) Christopher B. Lusk (SC Bar# 103221)
Email: email@example.com P.O. Box 4216, Columbia, SC 29240 803-790-2626 Attorneys for Plaintiff (7/14, 7/21, 7/28/2021) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2021-CP-21-00423 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Nations Lending Corporation, an Ohio Corporation against Sheila McMillan, et al, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Judicial Center, Courtroom 3-C, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and is described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel of lot of land containing one (1) acre, more or less, situate, lying and being near Evergreen and in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, on the south side of State Highway No. 21-148, and bounded as follows, to wit: on the North by State Highway No. 21-148; on the East by property of or formerly of Ethel Moore Collins; on the South by property of or formerly of F.H. Purvis or lands now or formerly of G.G. Taylor; and on the West by lands now or formerly of G.G. Taylor. This being the same property depicted as Lot A as shown on that certain plat prepared for George Barry Collins by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc. recorded in Plat Book 89 at Page 408, Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. Also: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 0.7954 acres shown and desig-
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nated as Lot “B” on a map prepared for George Barry Collins by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 89 at Page 408. Reference to said plat is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description. Also included that certain 2010 Clayton Manufactured Home Bearing Serial No.: OH020204NCAB, located thereon. Parcel ID: 28401021 Commonly known as 4524 Armfield Road, Effingham, SC 29541 Property Address: 4524 Armfield Road, Effingham, SC 29541 Parcel No. 00284-01-021 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder). A personal or deficiency judgment being waived by Plaintiff, the sale shall close on the Sales Day. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.5% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES
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OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, 2140673 COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Bell Carrington Price & Gregg, LLC 339 Heyward St., 2nd Floor Columbia, SC 29201 803-509-5078 / File # 21-40673 (7/14, 7/21, 7/28/2021) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on FORM #371PC with the Probate Court of FLORENCE County, JESSE S. CARTRETTE, JR., the address of which is 181 N IRBY ST, STE 1300 FLORENCE SC 29501, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371PC) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate: PATTY HALLMAN MCKISSICK Date of Death: 6/10/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100757 Personal Representative: TERRILL A MCKISSICK Address: 1179 STRIPER DRIVE MANNING, SC 29102 (7/7, 7/14, 7/21/2021) SUMMONS AND NOTICE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2021-DR-21-0176 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Christina A. Williams Andre Crawford Robert Ferdon Darla Williams Defendants IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor Child DOB: xx-xx-2012 Minor Child DOB: xx-xx-2006 TO DEFENDANT: CHRISTINA WILLIAMS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the Complaint for NonEmergency Removal (filed March 1, 2021), of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for FLORENCE County 181 N. Irby St., Suite 2700, Florence, SC 29501, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and if
you choose to answer the complaint, to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff, Taylor J. Yarnal, at 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A, Florence, SC, 29505 within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: the Merits Hearing in this matter is scheduled for August 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Taylor J. Yarnal, Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A., Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354 Bar No.: 104299 Florence, South Carolina June 25, 2021 (7/7, 7/14, 7/21/2021)
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2021-CP-21-00712 SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE NEWREZ LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING Plaintiff, v. LEAH DIANE ROSCOE; MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC., Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC, 75 Beattie Place, Suite 905 Greenville, SC 29601, 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. §
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‘Step Into the Light’ Newsboys tour to make stop in Florence As part of the “Step Into The Light Tour,” the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Newsboys will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Florence Center. Tickets are available now and include discounts for groups of four or more. From Duncan Phillips’ spinning drum riser to the high-octane antics of frontman Michael Tait, Newsboys’ electrifying live show delivers hit after hit spanning the band’s unparalleled three-decade career. The 17-city fall tour will also feature Grammy-winning “American Idol” Season 5 finalist Mandisa; Christian radio favorite We Are Messengers; breakthrough newcomer Cade Thompson; and acclaimed singer/songwriter Adam Agee. “The last 15 or so months that we have had to spend away from live audiences across this great nation has been the longest break away from our fans in our entire career,” said Newsboys’ Michael Tait. “It has definitely caused us to reflect on the amazing opportunities to minister and entertain people, and now we look forward to sharing new music and lyrics about God’s continual love for all of us.”
F1S hosts Horizons Summer Art Show The Horizons 2021 Summer Art Show and Awards Night was recently held at Moore Middle School. The Florence One School District’s gifted and talented visual art summer program served more than 80 students. More than 300 people were in attendance for the art show and awards ceremony. “Horizons is a truly special program with an exceptional history that we are very proud of,” said Eric Figueras, director of F1S Arts and Innovative programs During this year’s program, the work of McKenzie Foster was chosen as Best in Show by the faculty. Foster was named the program’s valedictorian and Yulia Prokofyeva the salutatorian. This was the 32nd year Horizons has been held by F1S. Students were selected through a district-wide screening process governed by the state. The students then attended a two-week summer program staffed by art specialists. The students learned various art and sculpture techniques and produced numerous works which were presented in the public art show.
Jennings walks away with Grant Bennett title
Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jody Davis and Jeff Frankenstein make up Newsboys—one of the most influential bands in Christian music history. “We’re really excited to be getting back to a sense of normalcy doing what we love—providing a platform for our artist partners to share their message with a room FULL of people,” said Curtis Pinkerton, the director of marketing at Awakening Events. The group has sold more than 10 million units, amassed eight Gold certifications, 33 No. 1 radio hits, four Grammy nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Since their formation in Australia three decades ago, Newsboys have released 24 recordings and their signature songs include “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles,” “Born Again” and the platinumcertified hit “God’s Not Dead.” Their highly anticipated new album, featuring the current single “Magnetic,” is slated for release this fall.
Clockwise from top left: Hundreds of people walked through the gymnasium at Moore Middle School to check out student artwork during the Florence One Schools’ 2021 Horizon Summer Art Show. McKenzie Foster was chosen as the program’s valedictorian and her artwork was chosen by the faculty as Best in Show. There were numerous paints and sculptures on display, including these slices of cake created by Amelia Steinmetz.
Walker Jennings won the 70th Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational hosted by Florence Country Club. He finished the tournament with an impressive three-round score of eight-underpar 205.
Entering the final round of the 70th Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational hosted by Florence Country Club with a one-shot lead, Greenville native Walker Jennings played another consistent round of golf that included three birdies on the back nine. Jennings finished the day at two-under-par 69 and an impressive tournament total of eight-under-par 205 to walk away with the 70th Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational title. Jennings’ solid play led to him claiming a three-stroke victory over runner-up Rowan Sullivan of Charleston. “It feels great to be the champion,” said Jennings. “I have played in the Grant Bennett since I was 10 or 11 and have always loved this tournament and this course so it is really special to win” In the boys 13 and 14 division, Greenville’s Hugh Faulkner brought home the title with a tournament total of one-over-par 214. Faulkner was able to hold off a back nine charge from runner-up Deaton Reed (Lancaster). John Wylie Richardson of Florence shot two-under-par 69 in the final round to take first place in the
Division winner John Wylie Richardson of Florence recorded a hole-in-one in the final round. boys 11 and 12 division. Richardson hit the shot of the tournament in the final round, making a hole-in-one on Florence Country Club’s fourth hole. Columbia’s Owen Atkinson
took runner-up honors in his title defense from 2020. Connor Wolfe of Blythewood captured first place in the boys 10 and under division after a final round score of three-over-par 38 and a tournament total of two-over-par 107. Woods Weston posted the low round of the tournament, carding a bogey-free 33 to pull within a single stroke of the lead to finish in solo second place. The Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational is in its 70th year of existence and is the longest running junior golf tournament in South Carolina. Formerly known as the Florence Junior Invitational, the tournament was renamed after the famed Grant Bennett in 2013. Bennett started the Florence Junior in 1952 after his inaugural year as both head professional and course superintendent in 1951. Bennett coached his high school golf teams to 11 straight state titles, had one of his pupils win the U.S. Junior Championship (Buddy Baker), helped to host the 1963 U.S. Junior Championship at Florence Country Club, was co-founder of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, and a member of multiple Halls of Fame.
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Library offering virtual programs The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is offering a virtual garden program presented by Mandi Johnson from Forest Lake Greenhouses. It is available on the library’s webpage and Facebook page. Johnson had been the tropical specialist at Forest Lake Greenhouses for the past 15 years. Her knowledge of plants has been gained in the hands-on environment of Forest Lake Greenhouses. She gives plant care instruction to beginners and seasoned gardeners on a daily basis. She is passionate about water gardening, butterfly perennials, succulents, and the world's most unusual plants. Johnson gives planting demonstrations and makes appearances for Forest Lake Greenhouses all over the Pee Dee. In the virtual program she
gives a tour of Forest Lake Greenhouses, the services they offer, and of course the types of plants they have there. She will also demonstrate how to plant a container garden and answer some frequently asked questions. More information about Forest Lake Greenhouses can be found at www.forestlakegreenhouses.com.
Docherty to speak on osteoarthritis The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is hosting a virtual program on osteoarthritis featuring Dr. J. Harrell Docherty Jr. on the library’s webpage and Face-
book page. Dr. Docherty is a rheumatologist at HopeHealth on Palmetto Street, as well as HopeHealth in Manning. He has worked in the Pee Dee region since 1999, and completed his doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He will be speaking about osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. During the program, Docherty discusses what it is, the main causes, what can help ease symptoms, and helpful resources for more information.
Healthy eating and diabetes program The Doctors Bruce and
Lee Foundation Library will host a virtual program featuring Caitlin Guess, a registered nurse who specializes in diabetes and nutrition. The program will be available on the library’s webpage and Facebook page starting Tuesday, July 20. Guess graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in public health in health promotion, education, and behavior from the University of South Carolina. She became a registered dietitian/nutritionist at the Diabetes and Nutrition Institute at the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence in 2018. Guess will be sharing tips for healthy eating as well as demonstrating an easy-to-prepare, diabetic friendly recipe. More information about the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library's virtual programs can be found at w w w. f l o r e n c e l i b r a r y. o r g . Sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.
Mandi Byrd is a registered nurse on the cardiovascular surgery floor at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Byrd presented DAISY Award Mandi Howard Byrd, a registered nurse on the cardiovascular surgery floor, was recently named the DAISY Award recipient for April at McLeod Regional Medical Center. To recognize those nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center who are true
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examples of nursing excellence, patients, family members and co-workers may nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Nursing Director Justine McLeod received a picture of a social media post in which the individual was searching for the nurse who saved her grandfather’s life. “Upon investigating who cared for this patient, I discovered it was Mandi,” said McLeod. “I called Mandi to let her know that someone had been searching for her, and she shared the story of what happened. “The patient had become short of breath following a previous dose of a specific medication. Mandi researched the side effects and noticed that someone with a history of asthma could have an asthma attack after their doses. Since this medication was new, she called the physician to inquire about its side effects. Due to the reaction, Mandi was able to ask the physician to discontinue the medication. “I told Mandi that she had changed someone’s life and didn’t even realize it. She does everything possible for her patients, peers and friends and never wants any accolades. She’s the kindest and most humble person and nurse. “Anyone who has ever worked with her knows the impact she has on the people around her.” Nurses may be nominated for their strong clinical skills and the compassionate care they provide. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or can be found at www. McLeodNursing.org.
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Pets of the Week The Jayne H. Boswell animal shelter is a partnership with the Florence Area Humane Society and the City of Florence. The shelter is located at 1434 McCurdy Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Contact them by phone at (843) 6295456. Adoption fees are $65 for cats and $85 for dogs. The fee includes first vaccines and spay/neuter. The shelter is always in need of volunteers, foster families, and donations.
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Darlington Car Hauler Parade postponed The Darlington Car Hauler Parade may continue to be the kickoff to the Throwback Race Weekend held on Mother’s Day weekend next year. The parade recognizes the drivers of the transporters carrying race cars and equipment for the NASCAR Cup Series. “Due to the condensed nature of the NASCAR race weekend schedules over the past 15 months, the Darlington Car Hauler Parade won’t be able to take place in September,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway Presi-
dent. “Depending upon what NASCAR decides its race weekend schedules will look like in 2022, we’re hopeful that we will being able to resume this popular fanfriendly activity next May as part of our Throwback Weekend.” The specifics for the parade will be announced closer to the race date, after NASCAR sets its schedule for 2022. Typically, the event presented by Raldex Hospitality begins at the Florence Center with kids’ activities, silent auction of NASCAR
memorabilia, food, live entertainment, and the NASCAR transport vehicles. The parade then makes its way
along the 12-mile route into Darlington Square where crowds gather for more festivities.
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Conference Carolinas welcomes Francis Marion, UNC Pembroke Conference Carolinas can now officially welcome Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke as members with the turn of the calendar to the 2021-22 academic year on July 1. The Conference Carolinas Board of Directors originally voted unanimously in favor of adding Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke as the 12th and 13th members of the NCAA Division II conference in early April of 2020. Both Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke accepted their invitations to join the league at the time and were unveiled as new members in Conference Carolinas on April 16. This is UNC Pembroke’s second time as a member of Conference Carolinas (197692). UNC Pembroke left Conference Carolinas at the time to join NCAA Division II prior to Conference Carolinas’ transition into the NCAA in the 1995-96 academic year. Francis Marion is joining Conference Carolinas for the first time. The addition of Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke is a tremendous geographic fit for Conference Carolinas in that it gives the league five member institutions in Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina, which will create a greater geographic balance in the conference and help with scheduling.
“I could not be more excited to officially welcome Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke as members of Conference Carolinas,” Commissioner Chris Colvin said. “This is truly a historic day for everyone associated with Conference Carolinas. Both Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke have more than proven why the decision to add them as members is a strong one over the last year as we have been preparing for their arrival. The future is extremely bright for all involved in Conference Carolinas.” Francis Marion knows joining Conference Carolinas is important not only for the upcoming academic year but for years to come. “I am excited about this announcement - for our student-body, our nearly 300 student-athletes, our alumni and fans,” said Francis Marion President Dr. Fred Carter. “We join a conference that includes institutions located closer to home geographically. Less travel time means less time spent out of the classrooms for our students. We are joining what we think is one of the finest Division II conferences in the country a conference that puts an enormous emphasis on body, mind and soul in the development of student-athletes.” UNC Pembroke is excited to be back home in Confer-
Barton College Belmont Abbey College Chowan University Converse University Emmanuel College Erskine College Francis Marion University King University Lees-McRae College University of Mount Olive UNC Pembroke North Greenville University Southern Wesleyan University ence Carolinas. “We are excited to once again join Conference Carolinas, where 15 of our 16 sports will compete,” said UNC Pembroke Chancellor Dr. Robin Gary Cummings. “With the farthest trip at 300
miles, this conference is an ideal move for our studentathletes, allowing them to spend less time traveling and more time focusing on their education. And, as we enter a conference with already known rivalries, the experi-
ence is sure to bring engagement for fans, at a distance where they can travel to support our Braves on the road. UNCP is committed to providing a championship experience to its more than 400 student-athletes, and Conference Carolinas will provide that stage and more.” UNC Pembroke Director of Athletics Dick Christy knows that this is a pivotal point in the history of their athletics department for numerous reasons. “We are extremely excited about what the future holds for #BraveNation as members of Conference Carolinas,” Christy said. “Being a member of Conference Carolinas is not only a good geographic fit for our athletics department, but it will give our student-athletes a chance to spend more time in the classroom, as well as give our fans more opportunities to travel to road competitions and support our programs.” Francis Marion Director of Athletics Murray Hartzler is thrilled the day is finally here. “I am pleased that the day has finally arrived when we make the move to our new athletic home,” said Hartzler. “Since the initial announcement in April 2020, we have been making plans for the transition to Conference Carolinas. Leading an intercollegiate athletic department, you are always on the lookout for
what can enhance your program, and this move will accomplish that. We are joining a well-established conference more in our location footprint that includes institutions we have been playing on the athletic fields for nearly 50 years. I know that all our student-athletes, coaches, fans and alumni share in my anticipation as we enter the 2021-22 year as a Conference Carolinas member institution.” Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Member institutions for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, Francis Marion, King, Lees-McRae, Mount Olive, UNC Pembroke, North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan. Conference Carolinas ability to provide its membership sports sponsorship in 27 sports is the most in all of NCAA Division II. In addition, Conference Carolinas also provides championship opportunities for its member institutions in Esports. Visit ConferenceCarolinas.com
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