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NEIGHBORS NAME: Latwan Edwards FAMILY: Two brothers BORN: Tallahassee FL LIVES: Florence OCCUPATION: Internet Sales Manager with Five Star Automotive Group in Florence HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Musician/DJ/recording engineer/producer, been doing music for about 18 years WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: It is always growing and new things to do are popping up. WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My father and older brother are my biggest influence, always pushing me to do better in all walks of life.”

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Greater Pee Dee State Fair to come to Florence The Greater Pee Dee State Fair & Expo provides a wide range of rides, entertainment, attractions and games for all ages to enjoy. We have kiddie coasters and youth games for the little ones, as well as adrenaline-pumping and mind-boggling rides for teens and adults. Plus an array of live entertainment, music, carnival games, animal attractions and don’t forget the fair foods. There is no end to the fun and excitement waiting for you at the Greater Pee Dee State Fair. Test your skills at our many games, reach for the sky on Cloud Nine, one of the nation’s tallest mobile swing towers, and participate in the many family activities and crafts.The Greater Pee Dee State Fair is a logical outgrowth of the newly expanded Florence Center, an SMG-managed facility. Produced by the Florence Center in conjunction with Prime Time Amusements, the fair will showcase regional and state artists crafters, businesses, and more. While the event is new to Florence, the staff bringing this fabulous event to the area has more than a century of combined experience in producing successful fairs and festivals, while ensuring that the greatest safety standards are upheld at every level. According to Paul Beard the General Manager, Florence Center, “The Greater Pee Dee State Fair brings a safe setting for fun, healthy family entertainment featuring music, attractions, shows, animal exhibits, arts and crafts and showcases the many diverse business interests in Florence, Florence County and the entire Pee Dee region. In addition, the fair will host a high quality traveling amusement company with more than three dozen safe state of the art carnival rides, games and food concessions. This will not be a small carnival event, but rather a state-wide major fair production with all the attractions, entertainment, and rides one could ask for. The magnitude of this fair will deliver far more than anything else like it in the area.”

The Greater Pee Dee State Fair is proud to announce several new additions to the already jampacked 11-day South Carolina fair. A few new attractions, exhibits and special promotional nights are on the itinerary to offer a wide range of festivities for the inaugural Greater Pee Dee State Fair. If soaring 140 ft. in the air on a giant swing tower is not high enough, the new Florence Fair has another option for thrill seekers. Helicopter rides will now be available throughout the duration of the fair dates. Carolina Helicopters is offering “The Total Helicopter Experience” and will fly guests around the vicinity and over the city for spectacular views and photo opportunities. Helicopter rides are available daily for a separate fee. Street dancers have been added to the attractions list and can be seen roaming the fairgrounds with incredible breakdance moves and footwork. The art of street dancing has evolved outside common dance studios in available open spaces such as sidewalks, parks, school yards, raves, block parties and nightclubs. Fans can witness a mix of technical skills, dance flare, humor, beatboxing, and agility. Children and fami-

lies are encouraged to join the fun and dance alongside the dancers. 4-H groups and STEM leaders will join the Greater Pee Dee State Fair in efforts to promote positive youth development and mentoring. Visitors may encounter animal displays, agriculture exhibits and livestock information. Guests can interact with 4-H members and discuss opportunities and involvement with the program. This is a great chance for kids to interact with the nation’s largest youth development organization and learn about agriculture, healthy living, and citizenship. In appreciation of the 4-H foundation, all 4-H members are invited to attend the fair for free on Tuesday, September 11th. The introduction of “4-H and Ag Day” grants free access to the fair festivities to members wearing a 4-H shirt or with 4-H membership card. Also occurring on September 11th (9/11) is “First Responders and Military Appreciation Night” at the Greater Pee Dee State Fair. “It’s our privilege to host this special event for our local heroes. This is a small token of our appreciation for their service and to commemorate, honor, and give back to those who serve our community. We

hope to see many in uniform enjoying the activities and live performances at no cost,” stated Nick Hooker, Director of Marketing for the Florence Center and Greater Pee Dee State Fair. Police, EMS, sheriff, fire, rescue, and military personnel are invited to the fair free of charge on September 11th when in uniform or with proper ID. If you’re planning to attend South Carolina’s newest fair, be sure to get your MEGAPASS before advance sales end on September 5th. MEGAPASS tickets are only $20 and included gate admission and unlimited rides. The deal is only available prior to opening day on September 6th. MEGAPASS tickets can be purchased in advance at the Florence Center box office or online at www.florencefair.com. Unlimited rides wristbands will be available for sale at $25 each at the fairgrounds once the MEGAPASS promotion has ended. Fair hours will be September 616. The gates are open Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The Florence Center is located at 3300 W. Radio Drive, Florence.

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The City of Florence batting cages located at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex, 1515 Freedom Blvd. are open this year through November 18. Batting cage hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1p.m. to 6 p.m. Season passes and team reservations are available. Please call 843-661-2675 during the hours of operation for reservations and information. For additional information you can also call the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex at 843-669-4597.

Umpires wanted The City of Florence Recreation Services and Sports Tourism Department is taking applications for adult softball umpires for their 2018 Fall Leagues. Leagues will start play in September and play during the week. Anyone interested should contact Donnie Wiggins at 843-250-9857.

Deaths Brown, Sara Gilreath, age 84, died September 1, Belk Funeral Home MCKENZIE ELEMENTARY, SECOND GRADE CLASS, MRS. BLACKWELL, 1963-1964. PHOTO COURTESY OF TOMMY KELLY

Surplus is great news, but we can’t afford a spending spree By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller First, the good news: South Carolina closed out the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, with a $177 million revenue surplus. That’s encouraging not just because of what it means for the state’s finances, but because of what it says about the strength of the state’s economy – which is experiencing broad growth with increases in employment, personal income and take-home pay. (Certainly, our recent governors and state commerce leaders deserve much credit for their job recruitment efforts, which have created our very healthy economy and employment rate.) Actually, the state’s revenue collections were more impressive than the surplus shows; they increased $542 million over the previous year. However, increased spending authorized in

Richard Eckstrom advance by the state Legislature gobbled up $365 million of that additional money. While the prospect of having an extra $177 million to spend is no doubt tantalizing to lawmakers, some restraint would serve the state well. In closing the books for 2018 – part of my job as the state’s accountant – I urged the Legislature to avoid using these one-time surplus funds on new programs or other recurring expenses, and to instead consider a

couple of wiser options. One prudent move would be to sock away a little extra money in the state’s reserve accounts. After all, we know that good times don’t last forever. Just a decade ago, state government collected about $1.3 billion in surplus revenue over a two-year period (2007 and 2008.) While the wise among us urged restraint, the temptation to splurge was too strong for the Legislature – which, sure enough, spent it all. That spending spree came back to haunt us just a year later, when revenue shortfalls resulting from the Great Recession consumed our reserves and even triggered a series of deep budget cuts. It was a painful reminder of the obvious importance of saving for a rainy day — but which we refused to do when we had such golden opportunities to save during our years of plenty. But restraint at this time could avert a crisis in the lean times which are sure to come. Then there’s the need to pay down funding deficits in the state retirees’ pension

plan, which is underfunded by a whopping $24 billion. It’s the most serious longterm financial problem facing our state, and there are no painless choices. The piper has to be paid, and every little bit we pay now will help reduce future pain. Of course, there’s another option worth considering: returning the money to its rightful owners, the taxpayers. Each dollar the tax man collects is the fruit of someone’s hard work, and one way to improve people’s lives is to let them keep more of their own money. But while that would be my personal preference, I know better than to hold my breath. This much ought to be clear: A one-time windfall should never be used for new programs which require ongoing funding and leave taxpayers on the hook for future years. That’s not sound financial management. It’s not sound budgeting. It’s not fair to our children and grandchildren. And it’s a foolish mistake we can’t afford to repeat. Richard Eckstrom is a CPA and the state Comptroller.

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Human trafficking prevention unit to come to Florence One Child at a Time and Global Connections International will be in the parking lot at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby St., Florence, on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. One Child at a Time and GCI have partnered to bring education to children and communities about human trafficking through a mobile education experience. The mobile unit, a 44 foot tractor-trailer truck, provides video, music, lighting, text, and images to educate everyday people about what human trafficking looks like, how victims are targeted, as well as the tools traffickers use to ‘groom’ victims. The belief is that communities need to be informed and to be able to recognize human trafficking activities in their own communities. Parents and teens need to understand how traffickers target young people through fraud and coercion, whom they target, and how to pre-

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Just for Women Bible study to be held in Darlington and Florence Just For Women begins its Fall Bible study on Sept. 10 and Sept 11. Kathy Griffin is the teaching director. The topic of the study is Nehemiah, “From trouble to triumph, rebuilding God’s way.” This 10-week session will be held on Mondays at noon in Darlington and Tuesdays at noon in Florence. There will not be any evening sessions. Sessions in Darlington will be held at Darlington’s First Baptist Church. Florence sessions will be held at First Presbyterian Church. You may choose either session each week. In 2002, Kathy began working closely with Betsy Bird, founder of Just For Women Ministries. With a passion and love for the Lord, she has facilitated and taught many Bible studies. Every woman is encour-

Kathy Griffin aged and invited to be a part of this vibrant Bible study. Lunch will be available prior to the noon teaching sessions. You may register for this fall study on the first day of the session or email JFWministry@gmail.com.

Let us announce your good news The News Journal would like to announce your good news. Send us your church or community events, weddings, engagements and birth announcements. The deadline is noon on Friday. For more information, call 843.667.9656.

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GOD’S WORD Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice, Psalm 95:6-7 NIV

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EPA is right to applaud oil and natural gas companies By Drew Johnson The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a much-anticipated report on greenhouse gas emissions. It contains some great news. Between 2015 and 2016 -- the last year measured -- U.S. emissions dropped 1.9 percent. Unfortunately, it also contains some bad news. Today, Americans spew more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than they did a generation ago. From 1990 to 2016, total emissions rose 2.4 percent. Environmental activists warn that America must drastically cut emissions to stave off the worst effects of climate change. They want to restrict oil and natural gas exploration, which they blame for rising emissions. Such restrictions would be completely counterproductive. The oil and natural gas industry deserves much of the credit for the recent drop in emissions. It’s a myth that oil and natural gas companies are big polluters. According to the EPA’s own data, energy production activities like “fuel extraction, refining, processing, and transportation” accounted for only 10 percent of total emissions in 2010. The agriculture and transportation sectors accounted for 24 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Admittedly, the report shows that emissions from some drilling-related activities increased. In particular, total carbon emissions from petroleum drilling skyrocketed from 3.6 million metric tons in 2015 to 28.8 million metric tons in 2016. That’s a worrying jump. Fortunately, a closer look at the report’s fine print reveals the spike is due to a methodology change. Here’s what happened. When companies first drill an oil well, they often harvest some natural gas as a byproduct. To prevent pressure from building up to dangerous levels, companies burn, or “flare,” this natural gas. Flaring is actually more environmentally friendly than letting the natural gas escape straight into the atmosphere. In previous versions of the EPA report -- formally known as the “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks” -- officials categorized flaring emissions from oil wells as natural gas emissions. This year, they classified those emissions as oil-related emissions, since they come from oil wells rather than natural gas wells. The recategorization makes it seem as though oil drilling became vastly more emissions intensive. In reality, the spike was largely artificial. The report shows that, on the whole, the oil and natural gas industry helps to reduce emissions. Between 2005 and 2016, total greenhouse gas emissions dropped 12 percent and power plant emissions dropped 25 percent. Meanwhile, U.S. natural gas production jumped 50 percent. That’s no coincidence. The EPA notes that the reduction in total emissions between 2015 and 2016 was driven, in part, by the “substitution from coal to natural gas consumption in the electric power sector.” Natural gas is a much cleaner -- and cheaper -- fuel than coal. It produces half as many carbon emissions. From 2007 to 2012, power plants reduced U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 800 million tons by replacing coal with natural gas. That’s the equivalent of taking 26 million cars off the road. Natural gas producers are making a concerted effort to safeguard the environment. Twenty-six energy companies have joined together to launch a partnership focused on reducing emissions. That includes programs to prevent leaks from natural gas and oil wells and to install emissionfree technology at natural gas drilling sites. Last November, eight large energy companies signed an agreement with the International Energy Agency pledging to help reduce methane emissions. The EPA’s new emissions report reveals the oil and natural gas sector, far from harming the environment, is actually helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Drew Johnson is a Senior Scholar at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance.

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How old are you now? This week’s edition actually comes out on my birthday. On September the 5th some twenty-four years ago my mother spent 12 hours in labor for her first child. Appropriately enough I was born a mere 45 minutes after midnight on Labor Day. I was born at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and 19 inches in length. For my mother the day before I was born was filled with all sorts of labor related experiences. My father remembers the day starting off a little bit differently. The day before my birth was actually the 1994 opening season of the NFL. As he recalls, the Bills lost to the Jets a few hours before. Fortunately, the birth of his first son made it all the better. I share a birthday with one of my favorite singers, Freddie Mercury. Unfortunately, there was not a time in which Mercury and I were

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both alive on this planet as he passed away a few years before I was born. As I was ordering my own gluten-free cake, balloons, and cat sized birthday hats, I started to think about birthdays. So here are some fun facts about birthdays. I mean, after all, everyone has a birthday. If we take account of all birthdays in a year all over the world, which month do you think will have the maximum number of birthday celebrations? It is August. So sadly I’m a few days past the most popular month. However, the other two months that follow August closely in terms of number

of birthdays celebrated in a month are July and September. May 22 is the least common birthday date (with the expection of Leap Year) while more people are born on October 5th than any other date. According to the U.S. Census, Tuesday is the most common day to deliver. Throughout the world, every single year, 2 billion birthday cards are sent. Considering the total number of people living on Earth this may not seem like a lot, but we need to consider the fact that birthday cards aren’t popular everywhere in world. However, birthday cards are extremely popular in US though. Roughly 58% of all cards that are purchased in US are actually birthday cards. The earliest known use of the phrase “birthday card” was first seen in 1902. There are some birthday

celebrations that are nearly impossible to compete with. For example, the world’s largest birthday cake was created in 1989 for the 100th birthday of the city of Fort Payne, Alabama. The cake weighed 128,238.5 pounds and used 16,209 pounds of icing. Another instance of impossible celebrations is that the Sultan of Brunei hosted the world’s most expensive birthday party to celebrate his 50th birthday on July 13, 1996. The cost was a whopping US $27.2 million. So my birthday might not be nearly as extravagant as the Sultan of Brunei’s, but I’m sure it will still be great. I am very blessed and grateful for my 24 years of life thus far and I look forward to many more. As I reflect on the last year I am so proud of where I am with my life.

C O M M E N TA RY

Prosecutors: flipping off the law with impunity By Thomas L. Knapp “It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal,” US president Donald Trump said in a recent Fox News interview. “I know all about flipping .... Everything is wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is or as high as you can go.” Self-serving? Sure. The president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, recently struck a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to several crimes -- and testified that then-candidate Trump had directed him to make an illegal campaign contribution. In return for his cooperation, he expects a lighter sentencing recommendation from those prosecutors. Self-serving, yes, but also true. The American criminal justice system is shot through with the behavior in question. The “flipping” President Trump describes isn’t something that “almost ought to be illegal.” It’s something that IS illegal. Title 18, Section 201 of

THOMAS KNAPP PHOTO CREDIT: AVENS O’BRIEN the United States Code provides that “Whoever ... corruptly gives, offers, or promises anything of value to any person ... with intent to influence the testimony under oath or affirmation of such first-mentioned person as a witness upon a trial, hearing, or other proceeding, before any court ... shall be fined under this title ... or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.” The same section simi-

larly forbids seeking or accepting such inducements. And it includes no exceptions for prosecutors hunting bigger game than they’ve already cornered, or for defendants expecting lighter sentences -- certainly things “of value” -- if they agree to serve as those prosecutors’ hunting dogs. If the goal of the American “justice” system is indeed to seek justice, prosecutors should charge defendants with the actual crimes they can prove those defendants committed and judges should levy the penalties prescribed for those crimes, assuming the laws and penalties are indeed just (that’s a different question). But that’s not the goal, as many prosecutors see it. The goal is to horse-trade toward more and bigger convictions by simultaneously bribing and extorting defendants, offering reduced charges and sentences in return for guilty pleas and “cooperation,” often initially “over-charging” those defendants so there’s more on the auction block.

What’s your hot button? Has something pushed your “Hot Button” lately? Do you want the opportunity to share what really ticks you off? If so, send us an email concerning your gripes or complaints. However, this is not the place to attack, but to share a problem or concern with the hope of a practical solution. We will not publish complaints geared at individuals. Whatever your gripes, email them, along

with your name and phone number (phone number will not be published) to philipm@florencenewsjournal.com and put Hot Button in the subject line. Or, you may mail your complaint or problem to Hot Button, in care of The News Journal, 312 Railroad Ave., Florence, S.C. 29506.

If, as rumored, every prosecutor sees a future attorney general, governor, or even president in the morning mirror, then above and beyond the aforementioned crimes, “flipping” becomes a matter of soliciting and receiving illegal campaign contributions, doesn’t it? Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org. He lives and works in north central Florida.

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Pee Dee Growers Market to host grand opening Marion – The grand opening of the Pee Dee Growers Market will be held at the Pee Dee Food Hub on Saturday, September 8th. The event will be held on the porch of the old house at 3215 Bluff Road in Marion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a festive event with food vendors and information booths. The Market will feature fresh and locally grown produce to support our local Pee Dee area growers. In addition, other Certified SC products will be available. The Market’s hours of

Dee Growers Market has been approved to offer the Healthy Bucks program. SNAP participants are allowed to get $10 of free produce when they purchase a minimum of $5 on their

EBT card! The Pee Dee Growers Market is the newest sales outlet for the Pee Dee Food Hub, which acts as a central sales and channel development entity for our local Pee Dee area

fruit and vegetable growers. The growers must meet the consistent growing and food safety guidelines of the hub to ensure quality and health standards.

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Blood drive to be held at Briggs Elementary school The American Red Cross blood drive is on Thursday, September 20th in the gym of Briggs Elementary. Please sign up. To sign up for the blood drive go to https://docs.google.com/sp readsheets/d/1YM8TCXpnJn94DAHpCtAb7ReRpiIL1 HBcH8D_d3tA5nA/edit?usp =sharing Your help is needed. South Carolina has an urgent need. The SC Blood Bank is not meeting demands.

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SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-01469 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Raymond C. Patino; Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Shirley M. Patino a/k/a Shirley McFarlane Patino a/k/a Shirley M. Webb a/k/a Shirley Patino, 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; Victoria Lynne Carter; Cynthia Gail Gentry; Carol Anne Langston; Billy Lee Webb; Winterbrook, LLC, 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 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for

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 990 .........................................STATEWIDE

the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Shirley Patino, f/k/a Shirley M. Webb, f/k/a

Shirley McFarlane Patino to Wachovia Bank, National Association dated June 10, 2005 and recorded on June 14, 2005 in Book A932 at Page 1569, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All those certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, situate and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 6 as shown on a final map prepared for Millridge Subdivision by Engineering Consultants, Inc., dated July 19, 1996 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 62 at Page 410. Reference also being had to a map prepared for Shirley M. Webb by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated February 20, 1998 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 67 at Page 18. Reference being had to the above mentioned maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Shirley M. Webb by Deed of Winterbrook, LLC, dated February 24,1998, recorded February 27, 1998 in Mortgage Book A516 at Page 1465 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No. 15114-01-030 Property Address: 2721 Millridge Drive, Florence, SC 29505 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence

County on June 5, 2018. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 2721 Millridge Drive, Florence, SC 29505; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/22,8/29,9/5/18) NOTICE OF SALE 2018-CP-21-0030 By virtue of a decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, heretofore granted in the case of South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority vs. Charlotte R. Vasilakis, I, the undersigned, will sell on September 18, 2018 at 11:00

o’clock a.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in Florence County, State of South Carolina, known and designed as Lot No. 28 on a plat of Hillcrest Development by A.L. Ervin, CE, dated July 27, 1948 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book “J” at Page 83. Reference being had to said plat for a more complete and accurate description. Excepted from this conveyance is a 10 foot strip on the Northern side of said lot which was previously conveyed by deed recorded in Deed Book A-116 at Page 250. Said lot is further subject to restrictive covenants filed for record is Miscellaneous Book “K” at Page 53. This being the same property conveyed to Charlotte R. Vasilakis by deed of Ashley McLeod and John H. Holladay, Jr. as recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on the 17th day of March 2008 in Book B172 at Page 845, assigned to Plaintiff in Book B172 at Page 863. Tax Map No.: 90003-03-003. TERMS OF SALE: For cash the auctioneer will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent), same to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid, but in case of non-compliance within thirty (30) days, same to be forfeited and applied to the costs and plaintiff’s debt and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms. The sale is to be made subject to any liens for taxes and any special assessments of record against such property; also, subject to payment by the purchaser of interest at 5.875% on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid; and for preparation of the deed and deed stamps; also, subject to any existing easements or restrictions of record. Personal or deficiency judgement being demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale, but Plaintiff has reserved the right to waive its demand for a personal or deficiency judgment and if waived, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The sale will not be held unless the Plaintiff or its attorney is present at the sale or has advised the Master’s office to its bidding instructions. W. Haigh Porter, Master in Equity for Florence County Warren R. Herndon, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff 803-799-9772 (8/29,9/5,9/12/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-01709 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Wayne Myers, 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; Katanya Myers, 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 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Wayne Myers to Wachovia Bank, National Association dated Septem-

ber 14, 2007 and recorded on September 18, 2007 in Book 133 at Page 0179, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or tract of land lying, being and situate on Calhoun Street in the City of Lake City, County of Florence. State of South Carolina, and bounded now or formerly as follows; On the North by Calhoun Street; On the East by the lands of the South Carolina National Guard Armory; On the South by the lot now or formerly of Clinton J. Gaskins; and on the West by a lot now or formerly owned by Ruby H. Rhodes. This being the same property conveyed to Wayne Myers by deed of Charles E. Godwin, Sr., dated September 14,2007 and recorded September 18 , 2007 in Book B133 at Page 0173 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS No. 80009-04-006 Property Address: 143 Calhoun Street, Lake City, SC 29560 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on June 28, 2018. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 143 Calhoun Street, Lake City, SC 29560; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or some-

one on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in The News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (8/29,9/5,9/12/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2018-CP-21-975 Dowling Investments, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. Steve Williams, Henry Taylor, Edward Taylor, Carolyn T. Edwards, Betty Lou Taylor, Leroy Taylor, and all persons claiming any right, title, estate interest in or lien upon the real estate described; and any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown, and any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class being designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown. Defendants. SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on April 16, 2018, at 3:00 PM, the object and prayer of which is to Quiet Title and Confirm Tax Sale, as described in the Complaint, for the following property: All that cer-

tain piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 1.4033 acres and being known and designated as Tract No. 4 as shown on a plat made by Ervin Engineering Co., Inc. dated February 9, 1989 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 37 at Page 343, being bounded on the north by lands now or formerly of Gladys C. Jackson, on the east by Tract No. 3 on said plat, on the south by State Road S21-149, and on the west by Tract No. 5 as shown on said plat, reference being had thereto for complete description. The above premises are the same heretofore allotted to grantors herein by virtue of a decree signed by the Honorable William J. McLeod, Presiding Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, dated June 6, 1990 in the action of Robert Mack, et al vs. Henry D. Taylor, et al, on file in Judgment Roll 82130 in the above mentioned office, as an heir at law and distributee of Wallace Mack who died on December 20, 1958. TMS #00102-01-250 A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. August 22, 2018 Florence, South Carolina PATRICK FORD Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI It appearing unto the satisfaction of this Court upon reading Plaintiff’s Petition to Appoint Guardian ad Litem Nisi, and Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, having consented to act as Guardian ad Litem Nisi and to represent the Defendants including all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real property located in Florence County, South Carolina, and designated as Tax Map# 00102-01-250, any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being classes designated under the fictitious names of John Doe and Richard Roe, hereinafter referred to as “Defendants,” and that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of such Defendants and has no interest herein adverse to the interest of said Defendants and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff in this action or with their counsel. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that the said Jesse S. Cartrette, Esquire, The Cartrette Law Firm, 201 W Evans Street Room T, Florence, SC 29501, be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said Defendants and he is hereby authorized to appear in and defend such action on behalf of said Defendants and to protect their interests, unless said Defendants, or any of them, shall within thirty (30) days of the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service as herein provided, apply to this Court for the

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appointment of another competent and discreet individual of their choice to serve as Guardian ad Litem for them, for the purposes of this action. Upon the failure of such application, within the specified time, this Order shall automatically become final and absolute. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Michael Nettles (8/29,9/5,9/12/18)

SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2018-CP-21-1723 Desiree M. Shaffer and Kevin F. Wykoff, Plaintiffs vs. George Wilbur Brant, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 1704 Main Street, Post Office Box 58, Columbia, South Carolina 29202, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof. Your answer must be in writing and signed by you or by your attorney and must state your address or the address of your attorney, if signed by your attorney. McDONALD, McKENZIE, RUBIN, MILLER AND LYBRAND, L.L.P. Post Office Box 58 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 252-0500 John F. McKenzie Attorney for the Plaintiff June 28, 2018 NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT GEORGE WILBUR BRANT: Notice is hereby given that the Complaint in the foregoing action, together with the Summons, of which the foregoing is a copy, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on the 2nd day of July, 2018. McDONALD, McKENZIE, RUBIN, MILLER AND LYBRAND, L.L.P. Post Office Box 58 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 252-0500 John F. McKenzie Attorney for the Plaintiff August 29, 2018 (9/5,9/12,9/19/18)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that FOUR DEUCES INC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 3502 ALLIGATOR RD. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than SEPTEMBER 21, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (9/5,9/12,9/19/18)

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO: 2017-CP-21-02415, Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff, vs. Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Eartha Lee Ray a/k/a Earthe Lee Ray, Deceased, their Heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other Persons Entitled to Claim Through Them, Any adults or persons in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe, and any minors or persons under legal disability, being a class designated as Richard Roe; Delores M. Ray-Hall; Joseph Leroy Ray; Tonya Ranetta Pratt; and The United States of America, acting by and through its agency the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT AND APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANTS WHO MAY BE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a

copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint upon the subscriber at 100 Williams St., Greenville, S.C. 29601, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint, appear, or defend within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above-entitled action was filed with the office of the Florence County Clerk of Court on September 7, 2017. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to Master-in-Equity for Florence County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master-in-Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE-NAMED WHO MAY BE MINORS OR WHO MAY OTHERWISE BE UNDER LEGAL DISABILITY AND TO THE NATURAL, GENERAL, TESTAMENTARY, OR OTHER GUARDIANS THEREOF, AND TO THE PERSON WITH WHOM THEY RESIDE OR WHO ARE ACTING AS THEIR NATURAL GUARDIAN, IF ANY THERE MAY BE; TO ALL UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AND TO ALL OTHER DEFENDANTS WHOSE WHEREABOUTS CANNOT BE ASCERTAINED: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED that a Summons, Lis Pendens, Complaint, Notice of Foreclosure Intervention, Certificate of Exemption from ADR, Motion and Order for Service by Publication, Affidavit in Support of Order for Service by Publication, Motion and Order for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney for Unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service, and this Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint and Appointment of Guardian ad Litem Nisi and Attorney for Defendants who may be in the Military Service have been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina and copies are available upon request to Plaintiffs' attorney. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Kelley Yarborough Woody, Esquire, has been appointed to represent unknown heirs who are Defendants in the Military Service, being a class designated as John Doe, and has been appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for Defendants who are minors or under legal disability, being a class designated as Richard Roe. In the event you have a claim to the real property which is the subject of this action (209 Wilson Road, Florence, SC 29506), more particularly described in the Lis Pendens, you should contact the Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi/Attorney for any Defendants who may be in the Military Service or your attorney. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless you or someone on your behalf, apply to the Court for appointment of a suitable person to act as Guardian ad Litem and/or as Attorney for any Defendants who may be in the Military Service within thirty (30) days after service by publication of this Notice, the appointment of Kelley Yarborough Woody, Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem and as Attorney for any Defendants who may be in the Military Service who are heirs of the deceased, Eartha Lee Ray a/k/a Earthe Lee Ray, Deceased, shall become absolute without further Order of this Court. LIS PENDENS (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced in this Court upon the Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendants for foreclosure of that certain mortgage of real estate given by Earthe Lee Ray to Generation Mortgage Company, dated August 13, 2008, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Florence County

in Book B203, Page 1345, on August 20, 2008 at 14:24 PM. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage as by the foreclosure thereof, were at the time of the making thereof, and at the time of the filing of this Notice, described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, LYING BEING AND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS: LOT 7, SHOWN ON A PLAT OF WILSON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION MADE BY W.R. BANKS, REG. SURVEYOR DATED APRIL 12, 1966, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK "W" AT PAGE 112 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY AND BEING GENERALLY BOUNDED AND DESCRBIED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT: ON THE SOUTH BY ROAD S21-952 ON WHICH IT FRONTS AND MEASURES 150.00 FEET; ON THE WEST BY LOT 6 ON WHICH IT MEASURES 150.00 FEET; ON THE NORTH BY A PORTION OF LOT 10 ON WHICH IT MEASURES 23.00 FEET; AND ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY OF BARRINGER ESTATE ON WHICH IT MEASURES 195.00 FEET, ALL AS SHOWN ON THE ABOVE PLAT, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. DERIVATION: BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM JOSEPH LEROY RAY, ET. AL. TO EARTHE LEE RAY DATED APRIL 29, 2008 AND RECORDED JULY 28, 2008 ON BOOK B-199 AT PAGE 0837, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT IN AND FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TMS#: 90097-01007. Property address: 181 W Medina Street, Summerville, SC 29483. NOTICE OF FORECLSOURE INTERVENTION TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT(S): PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may be eligible for foreclosure intervention programs for the purpose of resolving the above-referenced foreclosure action. If you wish to be considered for a foreclosure intervention program, you may contact The Geheren Firm, P.C., 4828 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30338 or call (678) 587-9500 within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. The Geheren Firm, P.C. represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you and is not authorized to provide you any legal advice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORECLSOURE INTERVENTION PROCESS, THE FORECLOSURE MAY PROCEED. NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (15 U.S.C § 1962 ET SEQ.): This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information you provide will be used for that purpose. However, if you have previously received a discharge from bankruptcy, this message is not and should not be constructed as an attempt to collect a debt, but only as a requirement pursuant to the administrative order. Dana M. Lahey The Geheren Firm, P.C. S.C. Bar No. 69469 100 Williams Street Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: 678.587.9500 Fax: 678.587.9098 dlahey@geherenlaw.com Attorney for the Plaintiff (9/5,9/12,9/19/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Termination of Parental Rights) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF DARLINGTON IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2018-DR-16-610 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Nickie Johnathan Powell And Male Child born in 2004 Defendants TO: Defendant Nickie Johnathan Powell YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint for termination of your parental rights in and to the minor child in this action, a copy of which is herewith served

upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff at 203 Commerce Ave, PO Box 269, Chesterfield SC 29709, 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 aforesaid, an affidavit of default will be entered against you and the Plaintiff will proceed to seek to terminate your parental rights to the above captioned children. YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a final hearing in this action for termination of parental rights will be held on November 8, 2018 at 12:000PM. You are hereby notified to be present at this time in the Darlington County Family Court located at 1 Public Square, Darlington SC. Laura Bardsley Houck, SC Bar #13484 Attorney for Plaintiff, SCDSS 203 Commerce Ave./PO Box 269 Chesterfield, SC 29709 843-623-5326 (9/5,9/12,9/19/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-01647 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: United States of America, acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor agency, United States Department of Agriculture v. Mary E. Gardner a/k/a Mary Gardner, I, the undersigned Master-inEquity for Florence County, will sell on September 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina being shown and designated as Lot No. 11 containing 0.89 acres on a plat prepared by Nesbitt Surveying Co., Inc., dated April 12, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 89 at Page 61. Reference is made to said plat for a more complete and accurate description This being the same property conveyed to Mary Gardner by Deed of HTW Holding, LLC, dated September 6, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, simultaneously herewith. TMS No.: 0008104-088 Property Address: 4839 Langston Road, Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161 SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY AD VALOREM TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Masterin-Equity for Florence County 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 cost 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 time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master-in-Equity for Florence County may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). For complete terms of sale, attention is drawn to the Judgment of Foreclosure and Order for Sale on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. A personal deficiency judgment being waived, bidding will not remain open. 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 6.125% per annum. Should the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent fail to appear on sales day, the property shall not be sold, but shall be readvertised and sold at some convenient sales day thereafter when the Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s attorney or agent is present. Plaintiff does not warrant its title search to purchasers at foreclosure sale or other third parties, who should have their own title search performed on the subject property. Purchaser is responsible for the preparation and filing of their deed. W. Haigh Porter Master-in-Equity for Florence County HARRELL, MARTIN & PEACE, P.A.

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Budweiser Clydesdales made appearance at Florence After Five The August Florence After Five was held in downtown Florence on Friday, August 31. This month’s Florence After Five was a very special event because in addition to a great band, the Budweiser Clydesdales made a special appearance. The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance in 1933. They were a gift from August A. Busch Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition. The presentation of the Clydesdales moved their father to tears and the phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter. Clydesdales are not only a symbol of Budweiser beer, they are considered by many to be the living embodiment of America’s great industrial spirit. Florence Downtown Development was very excited to have them at Florence After Five. The event started an hour earlier than usual as the unloading and the hitching up of the horses began at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of West Evans and Dargan Streets. The hitching ceremony

lasted until 5:30 p.m. and then the Clydesdales paraded up and down the 100 block of North Dargan, stopping along the way to deliver beer to the restaurants and bars located in that block. There was a large crowd on the streets of downtown Florence that greeted the Clydesdales with great excitement and enthusiasm. After the deliveries the Clydesdales were at the corner of Evans and Dargan Street where attendees were able to see them up close and take pictures with the horses until 7 p.m. Accompanying the Budweiser Clydesdales was a 4year-old damnation named Barley. Budweiser has a total of five dalmatians that attend events with the Budweiser Clydesdales. There were ten total Clydesdales brought down to Florence. Eight of them were at Florence After Five while the other two horses were resting. The Budweiser Clydesdales each get a day off while working any event. Two senior members of the Budweiser team led the Clydesdales. There is a training process and once

Senior members of Budweiser Clydesdale team Dave and Larry with Barley the dalmatian. they pass they can then hold weiser Clydesdales first the reigns and conduct the start. Jack, who was enjoyClydesdales. ing his day off, is 11 years The names of the Bud- old and will soon be retiring. weiser Clydesdales at FloFlorence After Five was rence after five were Merlin, held in the 100 block of JD, Lucky, Gordy, Phoenix, South Dargan Street in Royal, Master, and Beck. downtown Florence. The Gordy is the youngest of the event was produced by Floteam at five years of age, rence Downtown Developwhich is typically when Bud- ment and admission was free

Nunnally named Director of Security and School Safety Douglas Nunnally began his duties last week as the Director of Security and School Safety for Florence One Schools. The new director is a former Federal Police Officer with the United States Secret Service, Uniformed Division. His job responsibilities include developing, implementing and managing programs to effectively address security and school safety needs at all school locations. Nunnally will be responsible for coordinating a comprehensive school safety program, which will include working with local law enforcement agencies to monitor and coordinate Florence One’s School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs. “School safety is our number one priority,” said Florence One Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley. Florence One’s appointment of a Director of Security and School Safety reflects our commitment to maintaining a safe environment for all of our students, faculty and staff. Our budget also reveals support of a comprehensive safety program for Florence One Schools.” As Director of Security and School Safety, Nunnally will work with building administrators to prepare a consistent safety plan, which will include layers of security encompassing use of technology, perimeter security, and staff training. He will also properly conduct monthly security drills in all schools. In addition, Nunnally will be

DOUGLAS NUNNALLY responsible for coordination and collaboration with local law enforcement, fire service, and emergency responders. Nunnally will also work collaboratively with School Resource Officers (SRO’s) assigned throughout school buildings to further assess safety and preparedness and to identify potential security issues. Nunnally brings over 20 years of experience in law enforcement and security operations as well as emergency management and preparedness at all levels to Florence One Schools. Most recently, he served as security manager for Meck-

lenburg County, North Carolina. Prior to that, he worked for over five years as an independent contractor, providing security and emergency management consultation for various companies including Florence-Darlington Technical College; SafePlans, LLC, Palm-Harbor Florida; Colleton River Plantation Club, Bluffton, SC; Roche Carolina, Florence, SC; and Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, Florida. In addition, Nunnally has served as a Supervisor for Emergency Preparedness, Director of Safety and Security, Chief of Security Opera-

tions, Public Safety Program Manager, and Federal Police Officer, with the United States Secret Service, White House Branch in Washington, DC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Astronomy from West Georgia College. Other education training and certifications held by Nunnally include graduate level studies in emergency management, emergency evacuation planning, police administration, nonviolent crisis intervention, United States Homeland Security, police administration, and emergency response to terrorism.

The Budweiser Clydesdales preparing to deliver beer to downtown Florence. compliments of corporate Arrangements, Rita’s Italian sponsors, Victors Restau- Ice, Liberty Station and othrant, Carolinas Hospital Sys- ers. tem, Crown Beverages, and In honor of the ClydesCarolina Bank. Food, soft dales appearance the feadrinks, beer and wine were tured beers were Anheuser also available for purchase. Busch craft beers including Food vendors at the event Devil’s Backbone, Landincluded Low Country Kettle shark, Goose Island and as Corn, Erica’s, Wholly always, Bud Light and MichSmokin, Victors, Edible elob Ultra.

Florence Little Theatre’s next show quickly approaching How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser who also wrote the favorite, Guys and Dolls. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, the musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a l i t t l e handbook called How t o Succeed in Busin e s s Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. The musical is underwritten by Quality Service Company and Daikin, directed by Frankie Sullivan with musical direction by Shaw Thompson. The cast features Matt Sims as J. Pier-

repont Finch, Nikki Frabott as Rosemary Pilkington, Ray Taylor as J.B. Biggley alongside many other familiar faces as well as some new actors. How to Succeed in Business Without Really runs September 14-23, with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are reserved seating $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $18 for students and children under 18. Tickets are on sale n o w. Ti c k e t s m a y be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on Dargan Street or online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/ How to Succeed in Business Without Really is recommended for ages 12+ (some adult language and situations). Length three hours. Box office hours: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The Florence Little Theatre is located at 417 S. Dargan Street, Florence and can be found online at www.florencelittletheatre. org.


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McLeod to host a women’s health event in Florence McLeod Regional Medical Center will host a free dinner and discussion on women’s health at the McLeod Medical Plaza Auditorium on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. This event features a panel of experts in the areas of pelvic health, general women’s health, heart health and vascular health. Panelists include: Dr. Brad Campbell of McLeod OB/GYN Associates, Dr. Eric Coughlin of McLeod Women’s Care, Dr. Stephanie Strickland of McLeod Primary Care Associates, Dr. Nicolette Naso of McLeod Cardiol-

ogy Associates and Dr. Eva Rzucidlo of McLeod Vascular Associates. This night gives women an open opportunity to ask the panel experts any questions about these areas of their health. Women are encouraged to come with questions, which can also be submitted online. Dinner and check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register for this event, please call McLeod Reservations & Scheduling at (843) 777-2005. For more details about the event, or to submit a question online, visit

www.mcleodhealth.org/ event. About McLeod Health McLeod Health currently operates seven hospitals including McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast (North Myrtle Beach). McLeod also operates Urgent Care Centers in Florence and Darlington, along with approximately 90 medical practices throughout the 15 county region McLeod Health services from the midlands to the coast.

Library celebrates Jamestown, S.C. settlement and African-American culture The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of several accomplished Low Country AfricanAmerican artists to commemorate the Jamestown, S.C. settlement of freed slaves. The opening reception for the exhibit is 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 9. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served.

Featured artists include Alvin Glen, Jesse Guinyard, Arianne King Comer, and Keith Tolen. The exhibit is part of the “Celebrate Jamestown” events this summer, which also include separate poetry and spoken work events depicting the culture and traditions of African-American that took place in July. The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the sec-

ond floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit www.florencelibrary.org.

Waffle House conducts program at the library The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s first program for the adult fall/winter schedule will be held on Tuesday, Sept.18 at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from local Waffle House restaurants will present a cooking demonstration and

offer an insider view of what it is like to work in this iconic restaurant chain. Fresh waffles will be prepared on-site for attendees to taste. Coffee will also be served. There are five Waffle House locations in Florence. Space is limited and reg-

istration is required. For additional information or to register, please call the Reference Desk at (843) 413-7074. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan St. Florence.

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You work hard to give your kids the time, attention and resources they need to thrive. Make sure you will always be there for them with expert financial planning to protect your family’s future. Call to arrange a consultation with an experienced financial planner today. By planning ahead and creating a personalized financial strategy with an expert, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with establishing a plan to help ensure your family’s opportunities and financial security are safeguarded. JOHN R. CHASE JR., CFP® Senior Vice President / Wealth Management, Financial Advisor 1831 West Evans Street, Suite 220, Florence, SC 29501 843.773.6343 | jchase@janney.com | www.johnchase-janney.com

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Diversification: A smart way to endure market volatility Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, it’s a good idea to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified. In order to diversify your portfolio, you’ll want to start by allocating your assets into three categories: stocks, bonds, and cash. In some cases, additional diversification through investments such as commodities or real estate may be incorporated in order to further reduce portfolio volatility. There are several ways to diversify the equities in your portfolio, including: Market Capitalization Diversification Consider investing in companies of varying sizes as determined by their total stock market value. Organizations are generally defined as small capitalization ($1 billion or less), mid capitalization ($1 billion to $10 billion), or large capitalization ($10 billion or more). Company and Sector Diversification Spreading investments across a variety of companies and sectors (such as technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, etc.) can also help keep your portfolio from experiencing as severe an impact should one specific company or industry

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experience turmoil. Global Diversification While there are potential political, economic, and currency risks involved with investing in international markets, investing in a mix of domestic and international stocks may help decrease overall portfolio risk. For the fixed income portion of your portfolio, consider diversifying by incorporating the following methods: Maturity Date Diversification A popular way to help balance risk and return in a bond portfolio is to utilize a technique called laddering. To build a laddered portfolio, you would purchase a collection of bonds with different maturities spread out over your investment time frame. By staggering maturities, you may be able to reduce the impact that changes in interest rates can have on your portfolio. Quality Diversification Not all bonds are created equal. While they are all considered debt instruments, bonds are created by different entities for very different purposes and carry varying tax-related liabilities and

risks. A mix of government, corporate, and municipal bonds may serve your fixed income requirements. Your own personal diversification strategy will depend on your long-term goals and tolerance for risk. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss. To find out if your investments are prop-

erly diversified, contact your investment professional today. Article provided by Stephen Jones, CFP®, Senior Vice President/Investments with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, member SIPC and New York Stock Exchange, who can be contacted in the Florence office at (843) 665-7599.

The City of Florence Recreation Services/Sports Tourism Department is registering for the Fall Adult Volleyball League. Registration will end on September 7th. All games will be played in the Pearl Moore Basketball Center. A coaches meeting will be held on Monday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. and the season starts the week of Monday, September 17th. The season will include a

10 game regular season schedule with a double elimination post season tournament. The cost for the league is $360 per team. Teams can sign up at the Recreation Services/Sports Tourism administrative offices located at 513 Barnes Street, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Tim Wilson at (843) 665-3253.

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HOT ROD Drag Week 2018 to crown ‘Fastest Street Car in America’ HOT ROD will crown the 2018 “Fastest Street Car in America” during the 14th annual HOT ROD Drag Week Powered by Dodge and brought to you by Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive September 9-14. HOT ROD Drag Week is more than just clocking the fastest time on the strip. It puts competitors to a grueling test over the five days of drag racing, requiring racers

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