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New ED opens at McLeod In case of emergency, make your way to the new Emergency Department at McLeod Regional Medical Center. McLeod officially opened the department to patients on Tuesday at its new location on the first floor of McLeod Pavilion East. The new address is 851 East Cheves St. The previous emergency depart had been located at the west entrance of the McLeod Regional Medical Center campus on

Ravenel Street. The new facility is designed to serve nearly 110,000 patients a year. McLeod officials say it will dramatically improve the timeliness of care available to emergency and trauma patients, provide for an increase in capacity, allow for improvements in the flow of patient care and efficiency, and support easier access for patients and families. The 44,316 square foot

McLeod Emergency Department includes 81 patient rooms, stateof-the-art trauma rooms, triage rooms for immediate patient evaluation, a covered drop-off area for patients at the front entrance, pharmacy, lab and radiology located in the department for quick access, a private consultation room for providers to meet with family members, a new helipad adjacent to the ambulance entrance, and five ambulance bays

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FMU golfers get new conference Francis Marion University athletic officials have announced that the Patriot golf program will join the Southland Conference as an affiliate member. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4B Deaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pets of the Week . . . . . . . . . Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Retired Family Court Judge Gene Morehead served as director of Palmetto Boys State for 17 years.

Judge’s association with Boys State spans 58 years NAME: Padgett Kahn HOMETOWN: Florence FAMILY: He and his wife, Kristen Kessinger Kahn, have two children. He is the son of Dr. David Kahn and Celly Kahn of Florence. OCCUPATION: He was recently hired as the new guidance counselor at Trinity Collegiate School. INTERESTS: Spending time with his family, remaining involved with his church, attending events at The Citadel, and playing golf.

at a dedicated entrance. The spacious waiting area also offers a warm and intimate environment for visitors. Patient and family members will enter at the Emergency and Trauma Sign on Cheves Street between Sign 3 (McLeod Pavilion Tower) and Sign 5 (McLeod Medical Park East). Patient drop-off is under the covered awning and parking is available in the adjacent lot and the East Parking Deck.

In 58 years, Gene Morehead has missed only one convening of Palmetto Boys State. “I didn’t make it in 1969 because I had just enlisted in the Army after graduating from The Citadel and was deployed overseas,” Morehead recalls. “I returned in May of 1970 and my wonderful wife was understanding enough to let me attend in June so that I would not miss it again.” A retired family court judge with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit who resides in Florence, Morehead first attended Palmetto Boys State as a junior in high school in 1963. During the program’s

annual convening two weeks ago at Anderson College, Morehead served in an advisory role. During that span of 58 years, Morehead has served Boys State in nearly every possible capacity, including 17 years as the program’s director. Each year he helps solicit sponsors that will help pay for nominees from Florence to attend Boys State. Between 1,100 and 1,200 young men from across the state attend Boys State each year, and of those between 40 and 50 are from Florence. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 600 participated in

Boys State. There were 26 attendees from Florence. Nineteen of those were rising seniors while the remaining seven were holdovers who were unable to attend in 2020. For those unfamiliar with Boys State, it is a program operated through the American Legion that gives young men the opportunity to learn about the American system of government and politics by participating in a mock governmental system. The organization’s website, See MOREHEAD, Page 3A

Countinued growth is ont he horizen for Francis Marion, accordign to President Dr. Fred Carter’s report to the trustees at the university’s recent Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus. Carter told the trustees that it was possible FMU would receive funding for both the Circle Park medical education building and a new classroom building designed to house the University’s School of Business and School of Education this year. Funding for both buildings would come from legislative appropriations. “We’ve asked for funding for two buildings,” said Carter. “I think it’s possible we’ll receive funding for both. We’ll see how it goes, but if this comes to fruition, we’ll be constructing buildings to accommodate expanding academic programs for the next three years. “Our faculty has done a great job developing a curriculum for our students over the past few years,” Carter added. “These new facilities would substantially contribute to these instructional enhancements.” FMU plans to add new programs in environmental science (at the graduate and undergraduate level) and veterinary studies in the next few years. New doctoral programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy are also in the programmatic pipeline. They See FMU, Page 3A


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D E AT H N OT I C E S David Stanley Baudendistel, 78, passed away June 23. Layton Anderson Funeral Home. Robert “Bob” Marvin Lee Cagle, 82, passed away June 21. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Annie Margaret R. Daniel passed away June 20. Cain-Calcutt Funeral Home. Cadisha Spanniquia Davis-Thomas 27, passed away June 22. Ideal Funeral Home. Jewel Kelly James Evans passed away June 24. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Betty Allen Baggerly Gardner, 94 passed away June 10. Belk Funeral Home. Jerry Lee Gunter, 80, passed away June 26. Belk Funeral Home. Lionel Anthony “Toney” Johnson Jr., 56, passed away June 22. Ideal Funeral Home.

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1963 MCCLENAGHAN FOOTBALL AWARDS NIGHT: A photo of members of the McClenaghan High School football team receiving jackets from Florence Booster Club. Shown, left to right, are Assistant Coach Bob McLean, Head Coach Jim Wall, Assistant Coach Bob Dunlap, Doug Crawford, Irvin Ellis, and Florence Booster Club President Dr. Ben Dozier. 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 editor@florencenewsjournal.com. You may also submit photos and information in person at our office, located at 312 Railroad Ave.

Wayne Millard McGee, 80, passed away June 23. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Joe G. Newman, 80, passed away June 24. Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Lila Mae Paul, 84, passed away June 20. KistlerHardee Funeral Home. Kreszenz Z. “Sandy” Revis, 87, passed away June 23. Belk Funeral Home. Jessie Jo Truett, 66, passed away June 22. KistlerHardee Funeral Home.

New administrators approved for Florence 1 School District The Florence 1 Schools Board of Trustees has approved several school and district-level hires for the 2021-22 school year. All hiring’s were based on administrative recommendations. The employees will officially start in their new positions in July. Beverly Greene and Brandon Carter will join the staff at South Florence High School as assistant principals. Greene has a master’s degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in

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degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. He also has elementary and secondary principal Tier 1 certifications. He was most recently a physical education teacher at Olanta Creative Arts & Science Magnet School. Lauren Hasty will serve as an assistant principal at West Florence High School. Hasty has a masters degree in education in curriculum and instruction with a focus in secondary literacy and a master’s degree in education in educational leadership from the American College of Education. She most recently worked as the lead teacher and curriculum coordinator/ instructional coach at Mullins High School. Alfred Rush Academy will have new leadership as

Chris Coleman assumes the director position. Coleman has served as an assistant principal at West Florence High School since July 2019. He holds a master’s degree in education from Union University and is currently working toward a Certificate of School Management and Leadership from Harvard University. Calandra Brisbone-Davis will be in charge of the district’s induction teachers, professional development and evaluations as the director of professional development. Brisbone-Davis holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. She was most recently working as an assistant principal at West Florence High School. “We are happy to have all of these administrators coming on board,” said Florence 1 Schools Superintendent Richard O’Malley. “Administrators play a vital role in our school community and we look forward to the fresh ideas they will bring to their schools and the district.”

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FMU recognizes outstanding staffers Francis Marion University recently recognized outstanding service by four of its employees at its annual Staff Service Awards Dinner. Jared Jeffries received the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award, and Alicia Campbell received the John J. Kispert Leadership Award. Danagene Razick and Bonnie Barr were named winners of the university’s two Outstanding Staff Service Awards. The award recipients were nominated by their colleagues. The winners were determined by a special committee consisting of past award winners and representatives of FMU’s academic departments and schools. Campbell, the recipient of the Kispert Leadership Award, is FMU’s assistant director of campus applications and data services, and has worked at FMU for 15 years. Campbell’s

coworkers described her as professional, calm, intelligent, and as having a knack for solving complex problems. Jeffries, the recipient of the Lynch Humanitarian Award, serves as FMU’s senior desktop support technician, and has worked at FMU for 4 years. Jared’s coworkers remarked that he is a quick study of new tasks, approaches his numerous roles with enthusiasm, and makes his coworkers feel at ease. Danagene Razick is the university’s associate director of human resources, and has been with FMU for 5 years. Bonnie Barr is one of the university’s lead custodians, and has worked at FMU for 31 years. Both Razick and Barr were lauded for their cheerful dispositions, their cooperative spirit, and commitment to their jobs.

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Gene Morehead points to photos of this year’s gathering of Palmetto Boys State on the organization’s web page. “These young men go on to become our state’s future leaders,” he said.

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www.palmettoboysstate. com, refers to the program as a “Laboratory of Government.” During the week-long program, each young man will have the opportunity to run for and be elected to mock offices ranging from city level to state constitutional offices. They also get to meet and learn first hand from current national and state leaders as well as past attendees. “We consider the program to be as much leadership training as it is an opportunity to learn about and participate in government and politics,” the web site states. Morehead’s passion for the program is most evident. He said it is a unique opportunity that lasts far beyond the week. “It is an experience that

truly lasts a lifetime,” Morehead insists. “You make bonds and friendships that you will carry with you through your career, your travels, and your life.” Morehead said he keeps a list of the attendees to Palmetto Boys State from Florence. The number of names on that list is in the thousands, he said. He pointed out that three Florence attendee have been elected governor at Palmetto Boys State. The most recent was Alex Pipkins in 1989. Pipkens presently serves of the Florence One Schools Board of Trustees. The other two were Charlie Hague in 1960 and Jimmy McLeod in 1948. He guesstimates that during his association with Palmetto Boys State that he has helped influence more

than 50,000 young men from across the state. “These young men go on to become our state’s future leaders,” said Morehead. “It’s about getting them involved and giving them a sense of civic responsibility.” Morehead credits Boys State with allowing him to attain the positions he had held as a judge and the career successes he has achieved. “I would not have been able to do what I have done or achieved what I have achieved without the contacts I have made through Boys State,” he said. Now 75, Morehead said he hopes to continue serving Boys State as long he feels he has something to offer. He’s already looking forward to next year.

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could start as early as 2024. The Circle Park facility will house a new, multi-entity medical education consortium created recently to further medical education in the Pee Dee. The participants are Francis Marion University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina. The consortium will advance and support a variety of initiatives related to medical and health science education across the region. FMU will operate the Circle Park building on Cheves Street in downtown Florence in collaboration with the other two universities. The combined School of Business/School of Education building will provide much-needed new classroom and office space for those programs, which constitute two of FMU’s three professional schools. The building would be built on FMU’s main campus. FMU recently celebrated the largest graduating class in school history. Not coincidentally, the university set a record for its largest student body just a few years prior to that. In addition to funding for two new buildings, Carter said FMU is also likely to receive several million dollars in appropriations for deferred maintenance. Combined with an already announced $700,000 matching grant from the U.S. Department Commerce, FMU will have the resources to implement a major

Francis Marion University just celebrated its largest graduating class in school history. Not coincidentally, the university set a record for its largest student body just a few years prior to that. upgrade of drainage systems, roads, sidewalks, parking lots, and building renovations across campus. The new projects will be part of a continuing wave of construction at FMU. The university opened two new buildings last year, the Honors Center and the Leatherman Medical Complex, and construction is currently underway on a new ecology research lab and conference center in the northern part of

Florence County. “Of course, none of this would occur without the hard work of our legislative delegation,” said Carter. “Chairman Hugh Leatherman is the dominant voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Representative Philip Lowe is a very persuasive force on the House Ways and Means Committee. Senator Kent Williams and Representatives Jay Jordan, Roger Kirby and Terry Alexander have been strong advocates for our funding in this appropriations process.” At Thursday’s meeting the trustees also approved two resolutions. The first relaxed some COVID restrictions for faculty, staff and students who have been fully vaccinated. The second authorized the president to pursue the refinancing of institutional bonds for FMU athletic facilities, located at the Griffin Athletic Complex and the Smith University Center. Lower rates will likely save the university 710 percent on debt service obligations over the remaining life of the bonds.

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Less cattle, less flooding? SC is finally focused on preventing flooding. Now we need to go deeper A few blocks from the governor’s mansion in Columbia, billboards went up earlier this month urging Gov. Henry McMaster to combat flooding by paying cattle farmers to switch to planting fruits, vegetables and grains. It’s part of a campaign by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to reduce the atmospheric levels of methane gas, which cows produce in great quantities and which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is the second most abundant greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. The Washington-based group, which promotes plant-based diets, argues that we should concentrate more on methane because it’s 25 times as potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and dissipates more quickly, which means reducing production could pay off faster. Columbia’s State newspaper reports that the group decided to launch its cropsnotcattle.org initiative in South Carolina because flooding is such a huge problem here. There’s no question that Americans eat more meat (and everything else, for that matter) than is healthy. And contrary to the impression you’d get from the hostile reaction from farm organizations, there’s nothing anti-farmer or even anti-cattle about suggesting the state provide incentives for any farmer who might want to switch to a more carbon-friendly operation. Still, it’s a bizarre effort, since South Carolina doesn’t come close to being a major cattle producer and the only thing a governor could do about incentives is to ask the Legislature politely to create them. And we suspect that we speak for most South Carolinians when we say we have no interest in eliminating meat as a food source. But the campaign is an important reminder that we need to be thinking — and acting — more broadly about how we can combat the flooding that poses an existential threat to Charleston and, by extension, a massive economic threat to our entire state. Beyond buying out properties that repeatedly flood, discouraging or even prohibiting building in more flood-prone areas, improving drainage systems, building a wall around peninsular Charleston and taking other steps to mitigate the effects of higher sea levels and heavier rainfall events, we also need to focus on the higher global temperatures that are driving these catastrophic changes. The anti-cattle group apparently wants Mr. McMaster’s S.C. Floodwater Commission to take on that broader challenge. But the commission made a deliberate decision to deal exclusively with the effects of flooding rather than its causes, and while it did come up with the idea of having a state resiliency office, it further made the decision to play up small, individual efforts, from cleaning out overgrown creeks to planting trees. And frankly, our state faces such a dire threat that there clearly is a role for an organization focused solely on flood mitigation and encouraging individuals to make a difference — not just because it increases the political buy-in for any larger efforts but also because individuals can make a difference. What we need is an entity — not necessarily a new state agency, or even an agency at all — that can take the lead on envisioning, encouraging and coordinating the many efforts our state needs to undertake to help address global climate change. But first, we need a lot more state and local leaders who are committed to that goal.

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There are still good people out there A word to the wise: Never pass up a chance to share a good deed story. We hear and see too much of all the bad things that happen in this world. I sincerely believe there are just as many good things happening, but for whatever reason the mainstream media chooses to focus on the bad rather than the good. We all need to be reminded that there are still many good, honest people out there, lest we become too cynical. Prudence Baldwin was given a reminder a couple of weeks ago while traveling back to her home in Jacksonville Fla. Prudence was driving through Society Hill on a Saturday morning when nature called. During the last few months she had been traveling back and forth between Jacksonville and Charlottesville, Va., to visit her daughter who is undergoing treatments for cancer. She doesn’t care to drive on Interstate in South Carolina, so she opts to

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take what she calls “the back roads.” “The scenery is better and it’s much safer, in my opinion,” she said. On this particular morning she decided to stop at the Exxon Refuel convenience store on Highway 52. She had been there before and had found the bathrooms to be clean and the staff pleasant. Once she took care of business and purchased a drink and snack for the road, she was Florida-bound once again. She was about 100 miles down the road when she realized she had left her wallet in the bathroom and began to panic. “I thought, sure as the world, somebody found it and had taken off with it,” Prudence, recalled. She called her husband,

who looked at her online bank account. He found the transaction from the Exxon Refuel and got the address to the store. From there he found the store’s phone number. He called and asked if anyone had turned in a wallet. The staff person, Kelly Griggs, said no, but she would check the restroom. She did and found Prudence’s wallet with her money and credit cards still inside. “I was so relieved when he called and told me,” said Prudence. “And, yes, I was surprised as well because I had already resigned myself to reporting my credit cards stolen.” Prudence’s husband made arrangements with the manager, Jessica McCall, to return the wallet by mail the next day. The Baldwins offered to let them keep the money in the wallet as a reward, but Jessica declined. Two days later Prudence’s wallet arrived in her mailbox. So appreciative of the

good deed, Prudence wrote a letter to the Exxon Mobil corporate office in Irving, Texas. She also mailed a copy of the letter to the Hartsville News Journal. “To the folks in Society Hill, you are blessed to live in a community where honesty still exists,” Prudence wrote in her letter. “I want to extend a big thank you to the kind angel who turned in my wallet and to all the employees of the Refuel Exxon convenience store in Society Hill, especially the manager Jessica.” When asked why she declined the reward, Jessica said the idea of a reward never crossed her mind. “It was about doing the right thing,” she said. If you’re in the neighborhood of Society Hill in the next few days, drop by and show Jessica, Kelly, and the rest of the Exxon Refuel staff some love for going the extra mile for one of their customers. Contact Editor Bob Sloan at editor@florencenewsjournal.com

What I found in my mother’s Bible After Mom died, my sisters and I began to go through her and Dad’s belongings. Quite a task that surprised, amused, and puzzled us. Lots of “stuff.” Our parents grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression and threw nothing away. What to keep? That task became our lot. My sisters wanted me to have Mom’s family Bible. “You’re the family historian.” So, I brought it home. For six years the good book sat unopened. At last I decided to look through it. Here, too, Mom had refused to throw things away, but not just any old thing. Forget psychology. If you want to know what people value, look through their Bible. I did and a flood of memories swept me into the past. A revelation was hiding in the Bible. Mom clipped a poem, “Lessons Learned,” from the Augusta Herald, May 13, 1962. The poem’s about a mother who never took time to play with her boy and girl. “It was only today, barefooted and brown/That they played by my kitchen door. It was only today (or maybe a year; It could not be twenty, I know)/They were shouting for me to help in their game/But I was too busy to go.” The poem continues until the end when … “Somewhere, I am sure they’ll be playing again/And should they be calling for me/To come out and help, Oh tell them, I beg/I’m coming as fast as can be. For it’s never a house would hold me today/Should I hear them call me to share in their play.” I don’t know if she had regrets or just liked the poem, but it set me to thinking.

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I found clippings of her brothers’ funerals but not a one of her sisters with good reason. Mom was the first of the five girls to die. Alongside the remembrances are photos. Uncle Carroll, a veteran of the Korean War, at the Rhodes Fly-in Reunion. It too is no more. Cousin Ronnie Walker who died at 49. His dad, Uncle Don, who died not quite two years later. Uncle George’s “In Remembrance” made me remember how we talked about fishing and Georgia football. Uncle George stormed France come a day called D-Day. In her distinctive penmanship Mom listed her ancestors. The names Walker, Bolton, Rhodes, and Brown dominate the list. Among them Georgia Brown Walker, Isaac Newton Bolton, Daniel Lumpkin Walker who fought in the Civil War, and other ancestors including Pullens, Downers, Andrews, and one Wheatley, Esther. Photos, of course, Mom and Dad at Pigeon Forge in 1999. Dad looks remarkably

happy. In four years he would die from a horrible cancer, esophageal. In twelve years Mom would succumb to lung disease. As they lay dying, the Bible patiently waited for me to discover its contents. Not one mention of Dad and his death in that book. It was too terrible. Other items? Two large silk ribbons, one red, one yellow. I have no clue what the ribbons signify but each has a fragrance similar to talcum powder or a vintage grandmother’s parlor. I found a bookmarker from my daughter, Beth, on the occasion of her marriage, November 11, 1995, a snowy night in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seems like yesterday but all her children are grown. I came across Mom and Dad’s certificates of faithfulness signed by the Rev. Terry B. Joyner. My parents’ marriage certificate, April 11, 1947. Clippings of Walker family reunions. Nothing earthshaking, just evidence of lives lived. In the end, when others are gone we the living are left with records and memories. My mother loved her family as much or more, I’ll say, as her own children. Nothing made her happier than to visit with her brothers and sisters. They’d talk and laugh and recall earlier times and people long gone.

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Keeping records of reunions, church and faith, and honoring the deceased—Mom did that. She never got to go to college. Big deal. She became a curator of the family archives. She’s a breed on the way out. I don’t think today’s young set keeps records in Bibles or attends reunions but what do I know. Maybe they have some app or website that does that. It’ll never age and yellow like paper, never take on that old parlor smell, and, they can search through it from their phone, but— What if new technologies render their family records and memories obsolete. What a loss. Visit Tom Poland atr his website, www.tompoland. net.

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McLeod Regional Medical Center staff members assist with moving Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies to their private rooms in McLeod Pavilion East.

McLeod Regional neonatal unit moves into new home in Pavilion The McLeod Regional Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has moved into its new home on the third floor in McLeod Pavilion East, the newly constructed building located between the McLeod Pavilion Tower and McLeod Medical Park East. Featuring

48 private rooms, the new NICU provides greater rooming-in and bonding opportunities for the entire family. In addition, several adjoining rooms keep families with multiple babies together, allowing parents to move freely between each room. The design of this

space not only supports the growth and development of premature and critically ill babies, but also helps parents become more involved in the baby’s care. These elements are crucial to helping families thrive during and after their NICU experience.

The Florence County Medical Society and Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of two members to state-level positions. Bobbie Chowdhary is the newly installed president of the S.C. Medical Associat i o n Alliance. She previo u s l y served as president of the Flor e n c e ROPP County Medical Society Alliance from 201719. She currently serves on boards for t h e M c L e o d CHOWDHARY Health Foundation, The School Foundation and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance. Chowdhary is married to Dr. Deepak Chowdhary, a gastroenterologist with McLeod

Digestive Health Center. Dr. John C. Ropp III has been elected president of the South Carolina Medical Association. Ropp is a family medicine physician in Hartsville and is married to Caroline Ropp. He is also a trustee of the S.C. Medical Association Political Action Committee. Chowdhary and Ropp join the ranks of other Florence Society and Alliance members serving in additional leadership capacities, including Dr. Joseph Hoyle, Dr. Stephen Imbeau, Dr. Heather Shelton, and Dr. Deidre Tyson. The S.C. Medical Association promotes the highest quality of medical care through advocacy on the behalf of physicians and patients, continuing medical education, and the promotion of medical and practice management best practices. The S.C. Medical Association Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable volunteer organization dedicated to educate, advocate, and support the physician families of South Carolina.

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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

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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SUMMONS AND NOTICE IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2021-DR-21-0367 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Faith Marie Orr Luis G. Lavega Defendants. IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor Child DOB: xx-xx-2010 TO DEFENDANT: FAITH ORR YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the Complaint for Termination of Parental Rights (filed April 22, 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 at Laura J. Bardsley, 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 Termination of Parental Rights Hearing in this matter is scheduled for August 24, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 2nd floor, located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501. Laura J. Bardsley, Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A., Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354 Bar No.: 13484 Florence, South Carolina June 11, 2021 (6/30, 7/7, 7/14/21) 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: LINDA JANICE WILSON Date of Death: 4/29/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100698 Personal Representative: LAKENYA RENEE HUNTER Address: 2414 APT A W. BRYAN STREET, EFFINGHAM, SC 29541 (6/30, 7/7, 7/14/21) 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 Credi-

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tors 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: REBECCA JEAN MALECKAR Date of Death: 6/4/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100709 Personal Representative: WILLIAM E MALECKAR Address: 803 H SOUTH PARKER DR FLORENCE, SC 29501 (6/30, 7/7, 7/14/21) 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: FRED BROWN SR Date of Death: 5/7/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100658 Personal Representative: ROLEAN B BROWN Address: 313 WEST LIBERTY ST FLORENCE SC 29506 (6/23, 6/30, 7/7/2021) 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: BRYSON TYSHON GIBSON Date of Death: 2/5/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100664 Personal Representative: FELICIA BROWN Address: 1101 EAST HOME AVENUE HARTSVILLE, SC 29550 (6/23, 6/30, 7/7/2021)

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6A signed Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on July 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Judicial Center, Courtroom 3-C, 181 N Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known as Lot 7, Block “G”, situate in Florence, South Carolina, as shown on a map of Westhaven Subdivision, by Adams & Ervin, C.E.'s, dated May 23, 1929, recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 307, and being more fully shown and designated on a plat prepared for Stephen I. Sansbury, III and Rosemary P. Sansbury dated July 8, 1985, by Lind, Hicks & Assoc., Surveyors and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 24 at Page 32. Said lot being bounded and measuring as follows, to wit: on the North by W. King Avenue on which it fronts for a distance of 60.0 feet; on the West by Lot 6, Block “G” for a distance of 157.75 feet; on the South by Lot 18, Block “G” for a distance of 60.0 feet; and on the East by Lot 8, Block “G” for a distance of 157.75 feet.

Reference being had to said plat for a more complete description. This being the same property conveyed to Stephen I. Sansbury III and Rosemary P. Sansbury by deed of Michael E. Page and Patricia Hoffman Page dated July 10, 1985, and recorded July 10, 1985, Book A231, Page 1379, Florence County records. And further Deeded from Stephen I. Sansbury III to Rosemary P. Sansbury by deed dated March 26, 1987 and recorded March 26, 1987 in Book A-263 at Page 38, Florence County records. Property Address: 1210 King Avenue, Florence, SC 29501 Parcel No. 90046-12-015 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 9.00% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, 2047230 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 condi-

tions 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 # 20-47230 (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2020-CP-2102679 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: NEWREZ LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING v. BRIAN SHIRLEY; DARLENE G. CRENSHAW; ROBERT C. CRENSHAW; CECILI R. CRENSHAW, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on July 6, 2021 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Judicial Center, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING LOCATED IN THE

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BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE, AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED FROM DARLENE G. CRENSHAW AND ROBERT C. CRENSHAW TO BRIAN SHIRLEY DATED DECEMBER 16, 2015 AND RECORDED 12-29-15 IN DEED BOOK B609 AT PAGE 962, FLORENCE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT OFFICE. PARCEL # 00741-01-012 CURRENT PROPERTY ADDRESS: 679 FLORIDA DRIVE, FLORENCE, SC 29501 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but in the case of non-compliance to be forfeited and first applied to the cost incurred by the Plaintiff related to the sale and the balance then applied to the Plaintiff’s debt in a manner suitable to the Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day. Bidding will not close on sale day, but will remain open for a period of 30 days to close August 5, 2021 at 11:00AM. The Plaintiff reserves the right to waive deficiency up to and including the date of sale. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.125% per annum. The sale shall be subject to any past due or accruing property taxes, assessments, existing easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of the Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners PLLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 75 Beattie Place, Suite 905 Greenville, SC 29601 Telephone: (470)321-7112 Facsimile: (404) 393-1425 (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2016-CP-2101056 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust N.A., as Trustee for LSF10 Master Participation Trust vs. Carl M. Cox; Donna H. Cox; SC Housing Corp.; Investors Capital Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on July 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM, or on another date, thereafter as approved by the Court, at the Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING, AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 3 ON A PLAT PREPARED BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED JANUARY 6, 1997, PREPARED FOR SAMUEL J. DEWITT, JR. RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 63 AT PAGE 236. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR CARL M. COX AND DONNA H. COX BY PROSSER SURVEYING CO., INC., DATED JUNE 2, 2005, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 86 AT PAGE 432. SAID LOT BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LOT NOS. 1 AND 2 AND PROPERTY OF LUKES FOR A TOTAL

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 DISTANCE OF 188.35 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LANDS OF GEORGIA J. JEFFORDS STACK FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT NO. 4 FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.77 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY WOOD BRANCH ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET. REFERENCE BEING HAD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAP FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CARL M. COX AND DONNA H. COX BY DEED OF NAJAH WAHDAN AND EYAD NAJI WAHDAN, DATED JUNE 8, 2005, AND RECORDED JUNE 16, 2005, IN DEED BOOK A933 AT PAGE 0923, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 909 Wood Branch Road, Effingham, SC 29541 TMS: 127.01.187 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but in the case of non-compliance to be forfeited and first applied to the costs incurred by the Plaintiff related to the sale and the balance then applied to the Plaintiff’s debt in a manner suitable to the Plaintiff. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.125% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2020-CP-2102206 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2006-MH1 vs. Any heirs-atlaw or devisees of Vernon Haynesworth a/k/a Vernon L. Haynesworth, 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.; Park Avenue Homes; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; United States of America, acting through its agency, Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on July 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM, or on another date, thereafter as

approved by the Court, at the Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 68, CONTAINING 0.52 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ON THAT FINAL PLAT OF 49 LOTS LOCATED EAST OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING A DIVISION OF THAT PROPERTY IDENTIFIED AS TAX PARCEL 206-01011, AND SURVEYED FOR CHARLESTOWNE S/D PHASE III, DATED MARCH 21, 2002, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 79 AT PAGE 324, SAID LOT BEING RECTANGLE IN SHAPE AND HAVING THE FOLLOWING METES AND BOUNDARIES, TO-WIT: ON THE NORTH BY LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF DAVID W. WILLIAMSON ON WHICH IT MEASURES FOR A DISTANCE OF 101.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS; ON THE EAST BY A PORTION OF LOT 69 ON WHICH IT MEASURES FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 234.43 FEET, MORE OR LESS; ON THE SOUTH BY LEOLA HILL DRIVE 50FT.R./W ON WHICH IT MEASURES AND FRONTS FOR A DISTANCE OF 109.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT 67 ON WHICH IT MEASURES FOR A DISTANCE OF 218.23 FEET, MORE OR LESS. REFERENCE IS GIVEN TO THE ABOVE PLAT FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND EXACT DESCRIPTION. THIS WILL INCLUDE A 2006 CAVALIER MOBILE HOME SERIES VI SERIAL NO. BL06GA0213225AB THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO VERNON HAYNESWORTH BY DEED OF SALLY COURTNEY A REPRESENTATIVE OF CHARLESTOWNE INC., DATED JUNE 30, 2005 AND RECORDED JULY 15, 2005 IN BOOK A940, PAGE 1209 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2787 Leola Hill Dr, Florence, SC 29506 TMS: 00206-01-161 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 in the case of non-compliance to be forfeited and first applied to the costs incurred by the Plaintiff related to the sale and the balance then applied to the Plaintiff’s debt in a manner suitable to the Plaintiff. 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. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 6.25% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. Pursuant to Section 2410(c), Title 28, United States Code, the Defendant United States of America (Internal Revenue Service), has a right of redemption on proper application to redeem the within property for 120 days from the date of sale of the subject property. 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

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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: ROSE MARIE SEWELL Date of Death: 3/15/2021 Case Number: 2021ES2100631 Personal Representative: HAZEL PARKER Address: 324 RUNWAY DRIVE TIMMONSVILLE, SC 29161 Attorney: LOUIS D. NETTLES Address: P.O. BOX 6139 FLORENCE, SC 29502 (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021)

NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 2021-CP-21-00040 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank vs. David C. Gibbons, Jr., Kasey Lee Steward-Gibbons a/k/a Kasey Gibbons and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on July 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain lot of land situate, lying and being in the Claussen Community, County of Florence, State of South Carolina; said lot being designated as Lot 49 on a plat of Sunnyfield Park by Ervin Engineering Company dated January 22, 1970 and recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 161. Said lot has such courses and distances as are shown on said plat and is bounded as follows, to-wit: North and East by Hollybrook Circle; South by Lot #36; and West by Lot #48. Reference is hereby made to said plat for true metes and bounds and for a more complete and accurate description. Also included is a 2000 Fleetwood Manufactured Home (24’ x 60’); VIN # GAFLY54AB85280ET12 DERIVIATION: This is the same property conveyed to David C. Gibbons, Jr. and Kasey Gibbons by deed of Andy Barnes dated May 22, 2009, and recorded May 22, 2009, in Book B 247 at Page 383, Florence County Clerk of Court’s Office. TMS: 00341-01-096 ADDRESS: 3701 Wreathwood Lane, Florence, SC 29505 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the 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 the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the said highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to Florence County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record. Purchaser to pay for the preparation of the Deed, documentary stamps on the Deed, recording of the Deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the contract rate of interest of 7% per annum. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale as provided by law. THE PLAINTIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE THE DEFICIENCY UP TO AND


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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 INCLUDING THE DATE OF SALE. If the Plaintiff or its representative does not appear at the scheduled sale of the above-described property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. s/W. Haigh Porter Florence County Master in Equity Suzanne Taylor Graham Grigg NEXSEN PRUET, LLC Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-8900 Attorneys for Plaintiff (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021) FIFTH AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of the Order heretofore granted in the case of SMS Financial PH, LLC against Brown Family Chiropractic, PLLC a/k/a Brown Family Chiropractic PLLC; Mary F. Keene; Dana R. Brown; William Davis, Jr.; Robert E. Morton; Linda J. Morton; RT Retail Development Services, LLC; Stafford Keels; and QHG of South Carolina, Inc. a/k/a QHG of South Carolinas d/b/a Carolinas Hospital System, Case No. 2019-CP-2101233, the undersigned, as Master-in-Equity, or his designee, will offer for sale at public auction at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Courtroom 3-C, Florence, South Carolina 29501, on July 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., the following-described Property (the “Property”): ALL that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, South Carolina, being more fully shown and delineated as 1.996 acres as shown on a Boundary Survey for RT Retail Development, LLC, by Drafts Surveying, Inc., James F. Drafts PLS #11055B, dated December 15, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 25, 2007, in Plat Book 92 at Page 349, and having such metes and bounds as will be shown by reference to said plat. The metes and bounds as shown on said plat are incorporated herein by reference. BEING the same property conveyed from RT Retail Development Services, LLC to Brown Family Chiropractic, PLLC by deed dated October 11, 2007, and recorded October 12, 2007, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Book B-139 at Page 911; and being the same property conveyed from Brown Family Chiropractic, PLLC to Stafford Keels and Dana R. Brown by deed dated October 13, 2014, and recorded October 14, 2014, in Book B-544 at Page 1161; and being the same property wherein Stafford Keels conveyed his undivided one-half (½) interest in the property to Dana R. Brown by deed dated January 18, 2017, and recorded January 24, 2017, in Book B-672 at Page 437. TMS#: 00174-01-128 SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other

than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Court, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the bid, in cash or its equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price only in case of compliance with the bid, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff’s debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of the bid or to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master-in-Equity or his designee may resell the Property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent date to be determined by the Court, at the risk of the said highest bidder. As the right to seek a deficiency judgment has been demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the sale, unless waived by the Plaintiff, in writing, prior to the sale. Purchaser to pay for preparation of the judicial Deed, any documentary stamps on the Deed, recording of the Deed, and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 15.00% per annum. So Ordered s/Haigh Porter, 3082 Electronically signed on 2021-06-10 15:26:03 Robert C. Byrd, Esq. PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN LLP 200 Meeting Street, Suite 301 Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 727-2652 Attorneys for the Plaintiff (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021) SUMMONS AND NOTICE IN THE FAMILY COURT TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2021-DR-21-0240 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Ashelee Victoria Brown Dewayne Brown Dewayne Dee Burris John Doe Defendants. IN THE INTEREST OF: Dylan Jacob Brown DOB: 04/11/2011 Logan Summer Brown DOB: 01/04/2012 Minors Under the Age of 18 TO: DEFENDANTS, GUARDIAN AD LITEM, AND ATTORNEYS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint for termination of your parental rights 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 on March 22, 2021, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff at Florence County DSS, 2684 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; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, the Plaintiff will apply for judgment by default against the Defendants for the relief demanded in the complaint. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that

the Termination of Parental Rights hearing is scheduled on August 31, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the Guardian ad litem (GAL) who is appointed by the court in this action to represent the best interests of the children will provide the family court with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the issues brought before the court along with recommendations; (2) the GAL's written report will be available for review twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the GAL Program county office. S. C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Christopher Jackson, SC Bar 100864 Attorney for Plaintiff Florence County DSS 2685 S. Irby Street, Box A Florence, SC 29505 (843) 669-3354 ________________, 2021 Florence, South Carolina (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-2102700 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as successor in interest to Bank of America National Association, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-3 vs. Kevin Redden, as Co-Personal Representative for the Estate of Delores Redden; Leon McDaniel, Jr., as CoPersonal Representative for the Estate of Delores Redden; Kevin Redden; Leon McDaniel a/k/a Leon McDaniel, Jr.; Larry Redden; Antoine Redden; Elizabeth M. McDaniel; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Ownit Mortgage Solutions, Inc.; SC Housing Corp., the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on July 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM, or on another date, thereafter as approved by the Court, at the Judicial Center 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 78 ON A PLAT OF WEST POINTE SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, AS SHOWN A PLAT BY NESBITT SURVEYING CO., INC. DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 75 AT PAGE 174. REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO SAID PLAT FOR TRUE METES AND BOUNDS AND A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DELORES REDDEN BY DEED OF CHRISTOPHER W. JOHNSON AND

SOMMER N. JOHNSON DATED JANUARY 24, 2006 AND RECORDED JANUARY 26, 2006 IN BOOK A984 AT PAGE 1452 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3798 Trotwood Drive, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 07517-01-078 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 in the case of non-compliance to be forfeited and first applied to the costs incurred by the Plaintiff related to the sale and the balance then applied to the Plaintiff’s debt in a manner suitable to the Plaintiff. 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. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 2.32% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master In Equity for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (6/16, 6/23, 6/30/2021)

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Florence’s annual Sankofa Festival, following a year’s hiatus for COVID-19, will return for its 20th year to celebrate and learn about African and African American history and culture through dance, drumming, drama, song, food and storytelling. This year’s festival will take place at Florence-Darlington Technical College SiMT on July 3 from 1 to 8 p.m. The festival was founded on the West African symbol Sankofa — a word in the Fante language of Ghana that translates into “go back and fetch it.” “Go back and fetch our history and bring it forth to current and future generations,” said Imani Colclough in an announcement on this year’s festival. Festival-goers get the chance to learn West African dance moves, as well as enjoy reggae music from the group Mystic Vibrations, among a number of other performances and activities. Performers at this year’s event will include R&B Superstar Tweet, Reggae Band Mystic Vibrations, Jazz and R&B band A Sign of The Times, Justine Roberts Performing Arts Academy, Dj Kato, LaRocque Bey, Rhythmology, and more. This year’s event will be hosted by 106.3‘s Big P and Indie Artist Anna B. There will be activities for kids, food vendors, merchandise vendors, cash bar and more. The Sankofa Festival is a community event curated for the Florence community and beyond by The Kemet School.

Dancing In the street The groovin’ sounds of Hip Pocket drew dozens of couples to the dance floor as Florence After 5, the city’s monthly summer concert series, returned to Downtown Florence on Friday. Hundreds of people of all ages converged on the 100 block of South Dargan Street to take in all the music, food and fun which they missed last year as the concert series was cancelled due to COVID-19. Florence After 5 is hosted by the Florence Downtown Development Corporation. The next event in the series will be on July 30 with the Carolina Breakers taking the stage to provide live music.

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Gravesites discovered Historic Pee Dee cemeteries uncovered A project in the Pee Dee to identify unknown cemeteries led the Darlington County Historical Commission and other experts to an unexpected discovery. Historian Brian Gandy and Clemson Professor Jim Frederick discovered five cemeteries near Dargan’s Pond, on the current site of the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center. “There’s one African American cemetery. There’s the Revolutionary War cemetery of William Standard. There’s the unidentified African American cemetery near the Pitner Center, and there’s two Native American

burial grounds,” Gandy said. Cpt. William Standard was deeded land in Darlington County in the 18th Century for his heroic service during the Revolutionary War. Nearby, sits the pair of Native American burial grounds which historians believe could date back over 500 years. Gandy believes one of the African American cemeteries is the most prominent of them all. “It relates to an African American congregation that is one of the oldest congregations in Darlington County,” he said. “They lost their connection in a very unique way and I believe there’s

three factors to that.” The cemetery is linked to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Gandy said the cemetery was started shortly after emancipation and was active until the church moved to its present-day location on Pocket Road in the 1950s. “We are confident based off South Carolina death certificates, and the records of this church, that people in this cemetery knew the horrors of slavery,” he said. Gandy believes the arrival of the Clemson Research Center, the church’s aging population and African Americans moving out of

the Jim Crow south led to the cemetery being forgotten. He said the most beautiful part of this discovery is they will once again link Pleasant Grove’s current congregation with their ancestors. “We’re going to try and identify as many of the individuals in the cemetery as we can,” said Gandy. “Because every one of them has worth, value and importance and contributed to what we now have as Darlington County citizens.” Anyone with information on unknown cemeteries in Darlington County is asked to contact 843-398-4710.

One of numerous grave markers recently found by historian Brian Gandy and Clemson professor Jim Frederick.


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Nunnally named master teacher Patricia Nunnally, a teacher at Timrod Elementary School, is among the second cohort of 27 educators recognized by S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis. The educators have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy M a s t e r Teachers. Launched NUNNALLY in January 2020, this innovative program was designed to increase the number of teachers incorporating personal finance education into their classrooms across the K-12 spectrum. Sponsored by Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, and in partnership with SC Economics, the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides financial incentives

to K-12 teachers who are experts in the area of financial literacy and have a desire to teach professional development workshops to other educators in their schools and districts. In addition, participating teachers have access to specialized training and financial literacy curriculum resources that will better enable them to promote financial literacy education in K-12 schools. In order to become a South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher, all applicants must complete specific professional development classes, as well as create and teach professional development training for their peers. Thirty-two members of the first cohort of S.C. Financial Literacy Master Teachers also completed their Silver certification this year, with added incentives and professional development requirements.

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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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TCS’s Iseman announced as new director Trinity Collegiate School recently announced Jessica Iseman as the school’s new director of college placement. Iseman is a Lamar native and alumnus of Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 2002, and has since completed graduate work in the fields of organic chemistry and education. She has been a teacher

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Library recognizes community leader The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library marked the addition of a new name to the Friends of the Florence County Library’s Sustaining Donor plaque on Tuesday, June 29. Civic leader and educator Andrew Kampiziones was honored for his support of the Friends of the Florence County Library. Professor Kampiziones has been a longtime supporter of the Friends efforts

on behalf of the library. He is also the subject of a recently published biography, “Tribute in Honor of the Professor Andrew Kampiziones: A charismatic spiritual personality.” Kampiziones presented a copy of this book, which is written in both Greek and English, to Director Alan Smith for the library’s collection. The book outlines his life, starting with his birth in Lamia, Greece, his immigra-

tion to the United States, and includes the numerous awards and honors he has received over a lifetime of civic involvement and world travels. His honors include the Order of the Palmetto, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Kampiziones has also taught philosophy at Francis Marion University, Coker College, and Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Filling up on phyllo Chicken riganato, souvlaki, moussaka, dolmades, spanakopita, and baklava were on the menu this past weekend as Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church hosted the 39th annual Florence Greek Food Festival. The event was held drive-thru only due to S.C. Dept. of Environmental Control regulations and COVID-19 restrictions. The event still drew throngs of hungry people from Florence and around the Pee Dee Region.

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Francis Marion University athletic officials have announced that the Patriot golf program will join the Southland Conference as an affiliate member. The FMU golf program has operated as an NCAA Division I independent since 2005. The affiliate membership will begin immediately with the 2021-22 school year and continue through the 2024-25 season. Despite playing a slightly abbreviated 2020-21 schedule due to COVID, Francis Marion finished its most successful year in nine seasons. The Patriots recorded three Top-5 team finishes and placed among the Top-10 in seven of eight tournaments. The Southland Conference

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includes the following members for men’s golf: Augusta University, Houston Baptist University, University of the Incarnate Word, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, and Southeastern Louisiana University. McNeese State University has paused its program for the 2021-22 academic year. “This is a unique and positive opportunity for our golf program,” said Francis Marion director of athletics Murray Hartzler. We are grateful for

the offer from what we consider a premier Division I conference that encompasses now four southern states. This will afford our players a chance to contend for a conference championship as well as individual conference accolades.” “I am extremely excited about this announcement,” said FMU head coach Mark Gaynor. “What a great opportunity for our program and for the young men that will represent Francis Marion over the

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next several years. Having previously coached at TexasPan American, I am familiar with some of the schools in the Southland and I look forward to developing competitive rivalries on the golf course.” The 2022 Southland Men’s Tournament will be held April 25-27 at Stonebridge Country Club (Dye Course) in McKinney, Texas, and the event winner will earn the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Sam Houston State University, which is moving to the Western Athletic Conference, captured the 2021 Southland title last April. “We are very pleased to welcome our new affiliate golf members to the Southland,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “We look forward to a beneficial partnership with these institutions, providing outstanding championship experiences and NCAA access for the studentathletes of these programs.” Closing in on six decades of service, the Southland Conference is headquartered in Frisco, Texas; offers championships in 19 sports; and continues to be a model of innovation, stability and consistent achievement as it celebrates the academic and athletic accomplishments of its member institutions and more than 4,200 student-athletes.

Florence’s Landon Lucas (24) takes a cut at a fastball during the RedWolves’ game against Asheboro.

RedWolves close out first half with win The Florence RedWolves closed out the first half of their Coastal Plain League schedule with a 4-2 victory over Asheboro in seven innings on Saturday at Sparrow Stadium. Alex Peterson and Will Hardee each had doubles for the RedWolves (7-14) while Todd Mattox picked up his first triple of the season. Hardee, Mattox and Brody Wortham each drove in a run as Florence plated four across the fourth and fifth innings.

Meanwhile three RedWolves pitchers combined to allow just four hits against the Copperheads. Andrew Shaw picked up the win after going four innings and allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Brody Hopkins and Caleb Bly combined to toss three shutout frames to close out the game, with Bly picking up the save. Florence returned to action Monday at home against Holly Springs.

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