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VOL. 38, NO. 45

Florence says farewell to Investigator Farrah Turner On Sunday, October 28, the funeral and memorial service for Investigator Farrah “Maxine” Turner was held. Turner was shot on October 3 in the line of duty. She spent a few weeks in the hospital before she passed away from her injuries on Monday, October 22. The service was held at the Florence Center. Turner graduated high school from Lake City in 2000. She went on to earn a degree from Francis Marion University in 2005 and then eventually her Masters of Science in Public Safety, Criminal Justice from Capella University by 2012. Through her hard work and determination she was named Investigator of the Year in 2016. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a member of Word of God Outreach Ministry, located in Scranton. Turner was known for her smile. People often commented on how infectious it was for anyone around her. Turner was described as “loyal, strong, and

courageous” by Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone.

Several of Turner’s coworkers spoke at the funeral on Sunday.

The all spoke of how wonderful a person Turner truly was.

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NEIGHBORS NAME: Jamie Schwab FAMILY: husband, Eric Schwab BORN: Cleveland, OH OCCUPATION: Athletic Trainer for McLeod Health HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Working out, running, and lifting daily. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: “It is close to the gorgeous beach, Hilton Head, and Murrells Inlet.” WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mom, she is a strong, independent female and women need that.”

Top, Investigator Farrah Turner’s vehicle covered in flowers, cards, and stuffed animals. Bottom, local fire departments holding U.S. flag over the road by the Florence Center in Farrah’s honor.

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Message from the Executive Director of the Manna House: “This time last year, we weren’t exactly sure how we would continue our services, with operating funds under $40K. But, we’ve learned that when we ask the local community for their support, you will respond. And as a result of your continued dedication to helping those in need we have been able to serve for an additional year. For that, we thank you. And as we continue to build our annual budget and work hard on several needed repairs, we have faith that your generosity will continue. Please donate generously this holiday season! You are truly appreciated!” - Daphine 2018 celebrations: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., lunch will follow from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., lunch will follow from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Food pantry hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Checks may be made payable to “The Manna House” and mailed to PO Box 13541, Florence, SC 29504.

Deaths Alford, Lennis Ann, age 54, died October 30, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home Altman, Carrie Gaymon, age 82, died October 29, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home

McLeod Diabetes Center to host Diabetes Health Fair Each November, the McLeod Diabetes Center provides an extensive wealth of information at its largest community event, the Diabetes Health Fair. In its 19th year, the 2018 Diabetes Health Fair will be held on Friday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McLeod Medical Plaza at 800 East Cheves Street in Florence. The free Diabetes Health Fair includes blood sugar screenings, blood pressure screenings, foot checks, and eye screenings. In addition, the following health information is also provided, diabetes related nutrition, stroke information and med-

ication information. Hillery Dolford of McLeod Outpatient Wound Center will discuss Diabetes Foot Care during our lunch and learn session. The McLeod Diabetes Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient diabetes care through an extensive range of services provided by highly trained and experienced staff. The following diabetes self-management education services are available through individual or group instruction: nutritional counseling, weight management and carbohydrate counting instruction; diabetes foot care teaching;

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insulin self-administration, insulin pump, and insulin pen utilization: training for home glucose monitoring; and stress management teaching. These services are covered by most insurance plans. A physician referral is necessary. Diabetes self-management classes are offered weekly, and free support groups open to the public are held on the second Monday of each month. The McLeod Diabetes Center also coordinates with McLeod Women’s Health Services to assist patients with the management of gestational diabetes, or women

who develop high blood sugar (glucose) levels during their pregnancy. The McLeod Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for meeting national standards of diabetes education. For more information about the diabetes education programs, please call (843) 777-6000 or visit www. McLeodDiabetes.org. The McLeod Diabetes Center is located in McLeod Medical Park East, Suite 290 (101 Johns Street, Florence).

College Park Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting to be held Chris Johnson, Fire Marshal for the City of Florence will be the guest speaker for the College Park Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting on Monday, Nov. 5. The meeting will be held in the College Park church fellowship hall at 7 p.m.

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Joyner, Julia Revell, age 94, died October 25, Waters-Powell Funeral Home Page, Shirley Sansbury, age 83, died October 24, Waters-Powell Funeral Home

Berg, Joseph Lee, age 63, died October 26, Cain Calcutt Funeral Home

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Butler, Luther Samuel, age 96, died October 21, Waters-Powell Funeral Home

Rogers, Joseph Anthony ‘Shane’, Jr., age 25, died October 27, Stoudenmire Dowling Funeral Home

Copeland, Grier Carter, age 73, died October 25, Belk Funeral Home Harley, Willie Roscoe ‘Son’, age 80, Smith Funeral Home

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Veteran’s get free car wash All military service personnel may receive a free car wash at Scrubby’s on Veteran’s Day, November 11, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Florence location is located at 631 N. Cashua Drive. “On this day we are proud to honor and celebrate those individuals who have served our Armed Forces,”

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men and women have sacrificed so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States and we wanted to express our gratitude for their service. It gives all of us at Scrubby’s Carwash and Chase Oil Company a great deal of pleasure to simply say thank you.”

City of Florence Winter Basketball League The City of Florence Recreation Services and Sports Tourism Department will begin registration for winter youth basketball on November 1, and run through November 29. A parent or guardian can sign the participant up online by visiting the link below: https://recreation.cityofflorence.com/ParksRec_Live/Home Parents can also sign up at our administrative offices located at 513 Barnes Street. All participants must be signed up by a parent or legal guardian. Each registrant needs to bring a birth certificate if they have

never participated in any City of Florence program. Games will be played at the Pearl Moore Basketball Center. Age groups for players will be 5-6, 7-8, 910, 11-12, 13-14, and 1517 year olds. There will be separate girl’s teams in the age groups of 9-10 and 1112. All other age groups will be co-ed play. Girl’s teams will travel to play other teams in towns surrounding the Florence area. Rules are specifically designed by age groups. The groups are based on the age they are as of September 1, 2018. Anyone interested in

DAR Chapter invites community to veterans event The Samuel Bacot Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held its October meeting at the Florence Country Club. The members present were pleased to welcome Mr. Mac Burdette as our speaker. Mr. Burdette is the Executive Director of Patriots Point Development Authority and is responsible for the operation and management of the Patriot Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Mr. Burdette was instrumental in assisting Colonel Barry Wingard (R) of Florence to procure the Merchant Marine Anchor and the US Coast Guard Anchor and Bell, which the Samuel Bacot Chapter, DAR, sponsored, for our Florence Veterans Park. Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mt Pleasant, is home of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and a fleet of

National Historic Landmark ships, and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the US. Established in 2013, the USS Yorktown Foundation is a 501(c) dedicated to raising funds that enhance the educational programs and Museum plan of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a unique learning environment that connects generations by celebrating America’s history and its heroes, inspiring freedom, patriotism, leadership, and service. The DAR Chapter would like to encourage everyone to come to the Florence Veterans Park on November 11 at 3 p.m. for the unveiling of the Korean War Monument of which the Samuel Bacot Chapter is one of the donors. This was done to support our Korean War veterans so that their sacrifices are not forgotten.

volunteering as a coach should stop by the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices located at 513 Barnes Street, Florence, and fill out an application. All coaches must be certified under the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) and approved by the City of Florence Recreation staff. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Wilson at (843) 665-3253.

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How to prepare your vehicle for the drop in temperature The morning chill in the air across the Carolinas signals that it is time to “winterize” your vehicle for the upcoming cold weather season. AAA has designated October as Car Care Month to remind all motorists to check their vehicles before the onset of winter driving conditions. “The switch from warm weather to cold temps can be tough on your vehicle,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “There are some simple checks and maintenance that you can do right now to help your vehicle stay in top condition.” AAA Carolinas recommends that motorists: Check the battery - Cold weather is hard on batteries. At a comparatively mild 32 degrees, a battery is 35 percent weaker than at warmer temperatures. At zero degrees, a car’s battery loses approximately 60 percent of its strength. A battery load test performed by a

qualified technician will determine a battery’s strength for winter starts. Check the tires - They should always be inflated to their specified poundage and have enough tread to handle all road conditions. To check tire tread, look for “wear bars” that periodically run across the hollow of each tread. If the tread has been worn down to the same height as the wear bar, it’s time for new tires. Check the windshield wipers, fluid and defroster driving with a wet, snow- or ice-covered windshield invites a crash. Make sure wipers and the defroster are in good working order. Verify that windshield washer fluid reservoirs are filled with nofreeze washer fluid. Check the engine coolant system - Mix the cooling system antifreeze with an equal portion of water for maximum protection. Have a repair facility check the level of protection with a hydrometer.

Pack an emergency car kit - Motorists should be prepared in case they are stranded. A winter emergency car kit should contain a flashlight with extra batteries, jumper cables, general first aid kit, tire chains, blanket, extra set of clothes, non-clumping kitty litter for traction, flares or reflective triangles, cell phone with extra batteries, gallon jug of water, non-perishable food items, window washer solvent, ice scraper, snow brush and shovel. “Getting your winter car maintenance completed before the first winter storm can prevent a car from breaking down, but also save you from delays in getting service because auto repair facilities get extremely busy once winter weather officially arrives,” added Wright. For more information on automotive issues and to find a AAA approved auto mechanic in your area, go to www.aaa.com/carmaintenance.

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For better or worse, early voting is changing American elections by Thomas L. Knapp In the US, “Election Day 2018” falls on November 6 this year. But Election Day isn’t what it used to be. The New York Times reports that “millions have voted early” -- nearly a million of them by mail in the Sunshine State alone, even before that state’s early voting locations opened on October 22, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I cast my ballot during what I expected to be an “off” time (after the pre-work rush and before the lunch rush), and still spent a few minutes in line. More than 1/3 of the 2016 vote came in early according to the United States Election Project. This may be the first US election in which a majority of votes are cast before Election Day. And the results may be set in stone before then, too. Politicians and pollsters seem obsessed with the putatively “undecided” vote, but let’s be honest: The guy who doesn’t know who he’s voting for two days before the election hasn’t been paying attention and probably isn’t going to bother standing in line just to register what amounts to a coin flip. The real political goal is getting one’s “base” voters -- the people who are firmly “decided” and probably were before the parties even nominated their candidates -- off their butts and to the polls. Early voting makes that a lot easier. When I was younger, you either got in line -- sometimes for hours -- on Election Day, or certified in writing (under penalty of perjury) that you planned to be out of the county on Election Day as a condition of casting an absentee ballot. On Election Day itself, the party organizations busted out phone banks to call voters they perceived as part of their “bases.” Have you voted yet? Why haven’t you voted yet? Do you need a ride to the polling place? Go vote! These days, such efforts can be spread over weeks rather than hours, reducing the number of volunteers needed. Voters can cast their ballots when they find it convenient instead of wasting their lunch hours standing in line on one, and only one, day. Early voting magnifies the incidence and effect of the “base” vote by getting the “decided, but kinda lazy” in on the action. The “undecideds” aren’t the ones casting their votes early. They’re undecided, remember? Early voting also probably reduces the parties’ ability to leverage “October surprises” into changed minds. How many Americans had already voted before Donald Trump could menace them with migrant caravans or his Democratic opponents had time to wave the bloody shirt over the “suspected explosive devices” mailed to prominent members of their party? Finally, early voting will hopefully continue to increase the share of the vote commanded by “third party” and independent candidates, whose followings are smaller but presumably more likely to vote anyway, especially if it’s easier. Is America really more “polarized” than it used to be, or is early voting just making it easier to separate out the “undecided” statistical chaff? Inquiring minds want to know.

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November 6 - It is time to vote Throughout history people have fought long and hard for everyone to have the right to vote. In 1776, voting was controlled by individual state legislatures and only white men age 21 and older who owned land were allowed to cast their vote. Nearly 100 years later, in 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted full citizenship rights, including voting rights, to all men born or naturalized in the United States. Shortly thereafter, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution eliminated racial barriers to voting. Native Americans were still denied the right to

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vote. It wasn’t until 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote nationwide. Furthermore, the Indian Citizenship Act granted Native Americans citizenship and voting rights in 1924. Sadly, it wouldn’t be until 1964 that the federal Civil Rights Act would be passed to ensure

that all men and women age 21 and older, regardless of race, religion, or education, had the right to vote. In 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lowered the voting age to 18, thus giving a voice to the youth of the nation. By 1984, the federal Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act required polling places to be accessible to people with disabilities. In an effort to be even more inclusive, in the year 2000, the U.S. Census revealed non-English speaking population had grown large enough that some counties must translate vot-

ing materials in compliance with the 1975 Voting Rights Act. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote for your own interests, who will? If you haven’t noticed, many people in the United States, no matter where they fall on the left-toright spectrum, feel we’re experiencing some sort of political crisis right now, so we can pretty much guarantee that some issue or candidate you care about is going to be on the ballot this year. Democracy only works when we all participate, so just do it.

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Paula’s journey, part one - an uncommon passage down the river of life By Tom Poland When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sunbleached shells? Well, some folks see art. Here we have a beautiful bust, what could be a Roman gladiator wearing armor plate made of glorious shells or the Emperor of Tabby rising through oyster banks to claim his place in architecture. There’s more to oysters than eating. That’s why folks around Wilmington Island marshes might do a double take. For when Earth’s orbit bestows autumn upon the land, Georgia marshes give up their green. The air chills a tad and winds ghost over marshes, rippling across golden spartina like billowing wheat fields. Winds whistle through gray rock-like clusters, and salt air quickens the pulse. Autumn. It’s an ideal time to seek bounty along the riverbeds, and a most recognizable woman ventures onto the razor-sharp shells. Bucket close by, she rakes and digs oysters, and she takes her licks. “We left a trail of blood, honey. Oyster shells are so sharp, and they are not very sanitary. So, when you cut yourself you have to be very careful.” Yes, very careful when you’re Paula Deen, and that’s one way Georgia oysters end up in her home. Their future? Aunt Margaret’s Fried Oysters? Oyster bisque? Maybe, maybe not. Whatever their fate, Paula’s hand-gathered shells won’t be recycled. Not at all. Over six weeks, she’ll use those ivory-gray shells to sculpt and bejewel a bust. “It’s like putting together a puzzle, getting all the shells to fit,” she said. Getting things to fit. You could say that’s what life’s about too. Putting together the puzzle called life has

proven momentous for this Georgia girl who was landlocked once upon a time. But she’s down on the coast now, down on the salt, and her passions include cooking, sculpting, painting, and “anything with a heartbeat.” She loves animals. She loves ‘em so much she even raised a baby squirrel, “Earl D. Squirrel.” Her dogs, Gus, Max, and Lulu attest to her love for animals. They’re in a good place today and so is their mom. Said Paula, “God does not miss blessing me a day. God blesses me every day.” And her passage to this good place and time? Courage, family, and a heritage of good cooks charted a course like few others. So, what’s a typical day like for Paula Deen? “Honey, there’s no blueprint. I love to get up just to see what’s going to happen. See what God’s got in store for me today.” No typical day is right. Explore estuaries along and beyond the Wilmington River, and you might spot a silver-haired woman on the oyster beds. Check out Evine, the shop-at-home network, and you’ll see that silver-haired lady holding up fluffy biscuits to die for. When you’ve had such an uncommon life journey, how could there be a typical day. The pecan capital of the United States, Albany, Georgia, sits smack dab on U.S. 19, once a snowbird passage to Florida. It was on Highway 19 that Paula Deen’s grandparents diverted some of those Yankee dollars. There they operated River Bend, a little resort featuring a restaurant, motel, cabins, skating rink, and pool. Back then little Paula Ann Hiers’s beloved swimming holes were that pool and the Flint River. “It was pure heaven, that River Bend,” she said. “I lived in my swimsuit and roller skates. You better believe I wore both at the same

time.” Skatin’ and swimmin’. Sounds idyllic. About the time she turned six, her mom and dad bought a business across the road from River Bend. “Daddy had a gas station across the street and a little bitty gift store. We lived in that store. Open the door and you were in our kitchen. All we had was the public restrooms, so we had to go bathe in that nasty ol’ men’s bathroom because it had a shower, and I hated it. Just hated it. As she wrote in her memoir, It Ain’t All About the Cookin’, “Paradise was done and finished for little Paula Hiers.” Well, paradise wasn’t done and finished ... it was waiting somewhere over the horizon. The day was coming when the electric cries of boat-tail grackles would replace South Georgia’s singsong cicadas. Paula’s life trajectory would take her coastward but she couldn’t know that growing up, and like a lot of kids she had that longing, that wanderlust we’ll call it, for the sea that haunts landlocked souls. “Every chance we got as high school teenagers we wanted to get to Panama City. Get to Panama City. We were 3.5 hours away.” She pauses, thinking back ... “I was born in the southwest corner of Georgia, in Albany, farmland, in the middle of peanuts and pecans.” Nothing’s worse than growing up landlocked once you’ve had a taste of the sea. When woods and fields surround you, the beach seems a million miles away. Some of us made do with a lake, pool, or river. The only thing sure to reach the sea was that river. For me it was the Savannah. For Paula, it was the Flint. It’s 234 miles from Albany, famously pronounced all-benny, and its Flint River down through Savannah to the Wilmington River. Not a bad drive, say, four hours. The passage

takes one just north of the Land of the Trembling Earth. Some journeys are not what we’d choose for ourselves, however. Some journeys make us tremble. That twisting river, Life, it’s a river where fears wait beyond the bend, fears that can paralyze us. Part Two chronicles Paula’s move to Savannah and her struggle with agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that makes one fear public and crowded places. Watch Paula Deen on Evine. “Everywhere I go people say ‘I miss you so bad on TV.’ They’re shocked when I say, “I’m still on TV, believe it or not. Go to Positively Paula.TV. That will tell you where it airs and what time.” www.positivelypaula.tv Author’s Note: Paula Deen’s story appears in the fall 2018 issue of Shrimp, Collards & Grits magazine. This column is part one of three parts.

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Explaining metastatic cancer Cancer survival rates are on the rise, and that rise can be credited to a host of factors. Advancements in cancer research and treatment have played a big role in rising survival rates, as have

the efforts of various organizations to promote cancer prevention and raise awareness about the disease. The World Health Organization notes that between 30 and 50 percent of cancers

can currently be prevented by avoiding certain risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. However, people can be vulnerable to cancer if they do not pay attention to

their bodies or make an effort to protect themselves against certain risk factors for cancer. In such instances, cancer may already have spread to other parts of their bodies, or metastasized,

before they are even diagnosed, greatly reducing their likelihood of surviving the disease. Cancer that spreads to distant parts of the body is known as metastatic cancer and is often referred to as “stage IV cancer.” According to the National Cancer Institute, when observed under a microscope, metastatic cancer cells feature traits like that of the primary cancer and do not mimic the cells in the part of the body where the cancer is found. That is how doctors can tell that the cancer is metastatic cancer and has spread from another part of the body.

Facts and figures about cancer A global concern in every way, cancer affects people from all walks of life. But as prevalent as cancer is, some facts and figures may still surprise you. • 8.8 million: The number of people, according to the World Health Organization, who died from cancer in 2015, making it the second leading cause of death across the globe. • 70: Percentage of cancer deaths that occur in lowand middle-income countries. (Source: WHO) • 22: Percentage of cancer deaths across the globe that can be traced to tobacco

use. (Source: Global Burden of Disease Study 2015) • 90: Percentage of highincome countries in which treatment services are available to citizens afflicted with cancer. (Source: WHO) • <30: Percentage of lowincome countries in which treatment services are available to citizens afflicted with cancer. (Source: WHO) • 25: Percentage of cancer cases in low- and middleincome countries caused by infections such as hepatitis and the human papilloma virus, or HPV. (Source: WHO). • 12: Percentage of can-

cers worldwide linked to viruses. (Source: National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) • 1.69 million: The number of deaths attributed to lung cancer across the globe in 2015, making it the most deadly cancer in the world. Liver cancer (788,00 deaths), colorectal cancer (774,000), stomach cancer (754,000), and breast cancer (571,000) were the other most common causes of cancer deaths in 2015. (Source: WHO) • 1.16 trillion: Economic cost, in American dollars, of

cancer in 2010. (Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer) • 33: Percentage of cancer deaths that can be linked to five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption. (Source: WHO) AC189250

When doctors diagnose metastatic cancer, they will refer to it with the same name as the primary cancer regardless of where the metastatic cancer was discovered. For example, the NCI notes that breast cancer that has spread to the lungs will not be referred to as lung cancer, but metastatic breast cancer. In addition, when treating the disease in this example, doctors will treat the cancer as stage IV breast cancer, not as lung cancer. Understanding metastatic cancer can help recently diagnosed men and women better comprehend their disease and their prognosis. AC189266

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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

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NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2017-CP-21-3365 O’Neal Rush, Plaintiff, vs. Darius Williams, Defendant. By virtue of the Order for Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure heretofore granted in the case of O’Neal Rush vs. Darius Williams, the Master-inEquity for Florence County will sell on November 6, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Florence County Courthouse, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501 to the highest bidder property located at 133 N. Trade Street, Pamplico, SC, described as follows: All those certain pieces, parcels or lots of land situate, lying. and being in the city of Pamplico, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as lots 20, 21, 22, and 23, block "B", ward No.

1, as shown on a map of the town of Pamplico, by Adams & Ervin, CE's, dated December 18, 1913, and recorded in the office of the clerk of court for Florence County in Plat Book "A" at Page 350 and Plat Book "B" at Page 193. Reference is also made to a map made for Patsy E. Poston by Lind, Hicks & Associates, surveyors, dated March 3, 1992, and recorded in the above-mentioned office in Plat Book 43 at Page 390. Said lot being bounded as follows, to-wit: on the North by N. Trade Street for a distance of 124.83 feet; on the east by Lot 24, Block "B", ward 1 for a distance of 199.82 Feet; on the South by Old Alley for a distance of 124.89 feet; and, on the West by 5th Avenue for a distance of 200.70 feet; all measurements being a little more or less. Reference may be had to the above-mentioned plats for a more complete and accurate description. Also: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the city of Pamplico, county of Florence, State of South Carolina, being shown and designated as lot 24, block "B"

ward No. 1, as shown on a map of the town of Pamplico, by Adams & Ervin, CE's, dated December 18, 1913 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence county in Plat Book "A" at page 350, and Plat Book "B" at Page 193. Reference is also made to a map made for Patsy F. Poston by hind. I-licks & Assoc. Surveyors, dated March 3, 1992, and recorded in the above-mentioned office in Plat Book 43 at page 390. Reference may be had to the abovementioned Plat for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to the Grantor herein by deed dated November 11, 2016 and recorded November 16, 2016 in Deed Book B661 at page 1527 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS# 60006-02-012 TERMS OF SALE The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Masterin-Equity at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the bid in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith, the same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and

applied to costs and then to Plaintiff’s debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be cancelled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after advertisement. 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 5.0% per annum. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Masterin-Equity may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on a subsequent sales day, at the risk of said highest bidder. As a Deficiency Judgment is being waived, the bidding will be final as of the day of sale. PURCHASER TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF DEED, DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE DEED AND RECORDING OF THE DEED. August 23, 2018 HONORABLE HAIGH PORTER MASTER-IN-EQUITY

BY: Charlie J. Blake, Jr.__ Attorney for Plaintiff (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) SPECIAL REFEREE'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: MEADOW GREENS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. KORAL P. NORTHERN, C/A No. 2017-CP-2100232, The following property will be sold on 11/06/2018 at 11:00AM, Judicial Center 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 city of Florence, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot No. 4 on plat of Meadow Greens prepared by Heller & Associates, Inc., C.EJL.S. dated February 1983 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County In Plat Book 21 at Page 156 and more particularly shown on a plat for James V. Warren Jr. and Sandra G. Warren by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors dated October 11, 1995, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat

Book 58 at Page 306. Reference being had to said maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Koral P. Northern by deed of Steve Tortorice dated August 17, 2007 and recorded August 21, 2007 in Book B 126, Page 0795 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. Property Address: 1804 Meadow Green Place TMS# 90023-03-016 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the court, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of his bid, in certified funds, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price if compliance is made, but in the event compliance is not made, the deposit shall be forfeited and applied first to costs of the action and then to plaintiff's debt. Should the successful bidder at the regularly conducted sale 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 may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on


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6A some subsequent Sales Day, but at the risk of the defaulting bidder(s) NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Special Referee's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.00 % per annum. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. SPECIFICALLY, THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A SENIOR MORTGAGE HELD BY FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY RECORDED IN BOOK B 126 AT PAGE 0799. Stephanie C. Trotter The Honorable James W. Peterson, Jr. Special Referee for Florence County Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 212069 Columbia, SC 29221 (803) 724-5002 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18)

NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2018-CP-21-01658 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Richard T. Walker; Omni Insurance Company, the undersigned Master In Equity for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND LYING, AND BEING SITUATE IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEING DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 2, BLOCK I AS SHOWN ON A MAP OF MAPLE PARK SUBDIVISION PREPARED BY ADAMS & ERVIN, C.E.S DATED APRIL 1, 1922, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK C AT PAGE 148. REFERENCE IS ALSO MADE TO A PLAT PREPARED FOR SUSAN STUKES BY LIND, HICKS AND ASSOCIATES SURVEYORS, DATED JUNE 10, 1998, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 68 AT PAGE 69. SAID LOT IS SHOWN TO BE BOUNDED ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY LOT 9, BLOCK I FOR A DISTANCE OF 69.00 FEET; ON THE EAST BY LOT NO. 1, BLOCK I FOR A DISTANCE OF 195.80 FEET; ON THE SOUTH BY KING AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 69.00 FEET; AND ON THE WEST BY LOT NO. 3, BLOCK I FOR A DISTANCE OF 195.80 FEET. REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED MAPS FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD T. WALKER BY DEED OF LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, WHICH IS SUCCEEDED BY BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE7, DATED

AUGUST 18, 2009 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 IN BOOK B266 AT PAGE 971 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1003 King Avenue, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 90061-16-004 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Master In Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Master In Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.375% 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 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2015-CP-21-02585 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Springleaf Financial Services, Inc. vs. Alberta Skipper; South Carolina Department of Revenue, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on November 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence City County Complex 180 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BEAUREGARD STREET, IN THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, MEASURING ALONG SAID BEAUREGARD STREET A DISTANCE OF EIGHTY (80) FEET, AND RUNS BACK IN DEPTH TO A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTYFOUR (264) FEET, AND IS BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY SAID BEAUREGARD STREET; ON THE EAST BY A LOT OF THE ESTATE OF A. E. FLAGLER; ON THE SOUTH BY LOT OF LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF HOWLE ESTATE; AND ON WEST SIDE BY A LOT NOW OR FORMERLY OF J. W. FLOYD AND JAMES MCELVEEN D/B/A JIM'S IGA STORE, ET AL. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ALBERTA M. SKIPPER BY DEED OF BROWN AND COMPANY SOUTH, INC.

DATED JANUARY 22, 2004 AND RECORDED ON JANUARY 23, 2004 IN DEED BOOK A813 AT PAGE 583 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 153 Beauregard Street, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS: 80009-06-015 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 to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. 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 (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 1.3177% 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 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) MASTER IN EQUITY’S SALE CASE NO. 2018-CP-21-00723 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture against Chanthanard McMillan, et al., I, the Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain lot of land situate in the City of Lake City, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being designated as Lot No. 13, Block E, Section 3, John F. Kennedy Park Subdivision, on a plat by L. M. Coleman, III, R.L.S., dated August 29, 1978, and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 18 at Page 341. Said lot is more particularly shown, described and delineated on a plat by Weston C. Snipes, R.L.S., dated February 24, 1983, recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 21 at Page 470. This being the same property conveyed to Lillie Bell Washington by deed of Monarch Enterprises, a Partnership, dated June 28, 1983 and recorded June 28, 1983 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Deed Book A-194 at Page 412. Property Address: 523 W Independ-

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ence Ave, Lake City, SC 29560 TMS # 80029-05013 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be forfeited and the Master in Equity for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being Waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.75% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: W. Haigh Porter Master in Equity for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF SALE Case Nos.: 2018-CP-33-295 and 2018-CP-21-1050 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Marion County and Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the cases of Dechomai Foundation, Inc. v. T.A. Goldsmith and Associates, LLC, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Marion County and Master-in-Equity for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on November 6, 2018, at 11:00 am, at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: PARCEL ONE: All those two (2) certain lots of land situated in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, and being designated as Lot Nos. 18 and 19 on a plat of property of Witcover made by Johnson & Roberts, C.E.s, September 1937, and recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 10 and together being bounded on the North by Arch Street; on the East by Lot No. 20 on said plat; on the South by land, n/f of J. H. Steedley and land of Schulmeyer; and on the West by Lot No. 16 and by Lot No. 17 of said plat; and together being 80 feet on the North side, 80.6 feet on the South side, 116.1 feet on the East side; and 125.9 feet on the West side. TMS Nos.: 50715-008 and 507-15-009 ADDRESSES: 210 Arch Street, Marion, SC and 212 Arch Street, Marion, SC PARCEL TWO: All that certain lot of land situated in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, and being bounded on the North by Lot of Charlotte B. Finger, on the East by lot of J. H. Jones by lot of J. P. Martin and by lot of Gladys B. Jolly, on the South by Arch Street and on the West by lot of Alma F. Walker, and being fifty-three (53) feet, more or less, on its North and South sides and 150 feet, more or less, on its East and West sides. PARCEL THREE: All that certain lot of land situate in the City of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, measuring 50 feet, more or less, on its North side; 74 feet, more or less, on its East side; 40 feet, more or less, on its South side; 72 feet, more or less, on its West side and bounded n/f North by lot of T. C. Easterling; East by lot of Estate of E. C. Johnson; South by Arch Street; and West by lot of W. H. Foxworth. PARCEL FOUR: All that certain piece, parcel or

lot of land situated in the Town of Marion, County of Marion, State of South Carolina, fronting 31.6 feet, more or less, on Arch Street and extending back therefrom 74 feet, more or less, and being bounded as follows: North by lot of Joseph P. Martin; East by Odd Fellows Lodge; South by Arch Street; and West by Yancy Braboy. This being the same property conveyed to T.A.Goldsmith and Associates, LLC by Haigh Porter Special Referee for Marion County by deed dated January 12, 2018, and recorded on January 16, 2018, in Book 403, Page 112 with the Marion County Clerk of Court. TMS No.: 507-14-003 ADDRESS: 213 Arch Street, Marion, SC PARCEL FIVE: All that tract or parcel or land lying and being in the City of Florence, South Carolina, according to a survey prepared for Texaco Inc. by Lind Surveying Company, Inc. Timmonsville, SC, dated November 30, 1977, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land situate in the City of Florence, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, beginning at an iron pin on the northeastern R/W of Lucas Street, thence North 45° 03' East a distance of 179.1 feet to an iron pin, thence along the southwestern R/W of N. Coit Street, South 17° 18' East a distance of 386.02 feet to a pin on the northeastern R/W of Lucas Street, North 44° 57' West a distance of 341.96 feet, to an iron pin, the point of beginning. Bounded on the Northwest by J. Madison Rainwater, Inc., Southeast by N. Coit Street; and on the Southwest by Lucas Street. This being the same property conveyed to T.A.Goldsmith and Associates, LLC by Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County by deed dated January 12, 2018, and recorded on January 12, 2018, in Book 729, Page 354 with the Florence County Clerk of Court. TMS No.: 90084-19-001 ADDRESS: 313 Lucas Street, Florence, SC TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee/Master-in-Equity or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding but no later than the close of business on bid day, 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 fifteen (15) days, then the Special Referee/Master-inEquity 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. A back up bidder may be established on the sale day at the discretion of the Plaintiff. The sale shall be subject to Florence and Marion County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. 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 rate of 5.0% per annum. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Marion and Florence Counties. 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. Deficiency Judgment being specifically waived by Plaintiff, the bidding shall be final on the date of sale. Sale shall not be held unless a representative of Plaintiff is present at the sale. The Honorable Haigh Porter Master-in-Equity for Florence County Special Referee for Marion County Florence, South Carolina October 8, 2018 Walker H. Willcox WILLCOX, BUYCK & WILLIAMS, P.A. PO Box 1909 Florence, SC 29503-1909 (843) 662-3258 Attorney for Plaintiff (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A #: 2018-CP-21-1805 Charlene Scott Small, individually and as Parent and Natural Guardian of Aujayla Smith, Plaintiff, vs. Mary A. Batchelor, Defendant. 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, Florence, South Carolina, 29501 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 9, 2018, of which is judgment against the Defendant for actual damages as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT On January 1, 2017, the Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle travelling east on Vista Street. The intersection of Vista Street and N. Irby Street was under control and care of the school crossing guard. The guard directed the Plaintiff’s vehicle to proceed through the intersection. Defendant Batchelor was travelling north on Irby Street. The Defendant disregarded the traffic guard, proceeded through the intersection and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of Defendant’s negligence the Plaintiff was injured and Plaintiff seeks damages against the Defendant. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. October 11, 2018 Florence, South Carolina GARY I. FINKLEA Attorney for Plaintiff 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29503 (843) 317-4900 (10/17,10/24,10/31/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2018-CP-21-00114 Ron Teague, Plaintiff, vs. Evette L. Jones, Eddie C. Graham, Debra Harris, all persons claiming any right, title, estate interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is Unknown, TranSouth Financial Corporation, Nationscredit Financial Services Corporation, CACH, LLC, Mary Williamson, Willie J. Bush and the State of South Carolina, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED: 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 January 12, 2018, at 4:09 PM, the object and prayer of which is Mortgage Foreclosure, Quiet Title, and Confirmation of Tax Sale, as described in the Complaint, for the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being known and designated as Lot 10, Block B, as shown on a plat of Tara Village Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book E-2, at 296, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being bounded as fol-

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action to a Master-inEquity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. 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 the Plaintiff. 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 above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by William Henry Miles to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for One Reverse Mortgage, LLC dated July 22, 2013 and recorded on August 2, 2013 in Book B 481 at Page 255, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Subject Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Subject Mortgage being transferred to the Plaintiff by assignment. 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: Land situated in the City of Johnsonville in the County of Florence in the State of SC All of the right, title and interest formerly owned by the decedent in and to all of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the City of Johnsonville School District No. 5, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 37 of Country Club Estates Annex, shown and delineated on a Plat thereof made by Ervin Engineering Co., Inc. dated January 13, 1993, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 47 at Page 234, being bounded and further described as follows, to wit: On the North by Fairway Drive for a distance of 130 feet; on the East by lot of John L. Norton and Elwyne C. Norton for a distance of 150 feet; on the South by lands now or formerly of the Wellman Club at Persimmon Ford Road for a distance of 130 feet; and on the West by lot of Peter M. Knoller and Rebecca R. Knoller for a distance of 150 feet. Reference to the said Plat is hereby made as a part and parcel of this d e s c r i p t i o n . Being the same property conveyed to William Henry Miles by Estate of Barbara S. Miles, by deed dated June 6, 2013 and recorded June 24, 2013 of record in Deed Book B474, Page 103, in the County Clerk’s Office. Parcel No. 0044105-228 Property Address: 530 Fairway Drive, Johnsonville, SC 29555 ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of J. Marshall Swails, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent 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 Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire 8 Williams Street, Greenville, SC 29601 phone (864) 2336225, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and 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 530 Fairway Drive, Johnsonville, SC 29555; 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 J. Marshall Swails, Esquire of 8 Williams Street, Greenville, SC 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, 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 Servicemembers’ 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 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. Notice of Filing Complaint TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVED 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 July 30, 2018. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (10/24,10/31,11/7/18)

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of First Reliance Bank vs William J. Dennis, ArborOne, ACA, and the United States of America, through its agency, The Farm Service Agency, CA# 2018-CP-21-2059, I, the undersigned, will sell on December 4, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 North Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with all improvements thereon, or hereafter constructed thereon, situate, lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Florence, situate in the Cartersville Township, carved from property belonging to Dennis F. Hill, and having such dimensions, boundaries, etc, as shown on a plat of said land prepared by Lind Surveying Company, Inc, RLS, dated December 5, 1977 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 17 at page 481 . Reference being made to said plat for a more complete description. Said lot being further shown as Lot A, containing 2.68 acres as shown on a survey by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Inc. dated 12/5/11 and recorded in Plat Book 99 at page 143. ALSO: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with all improvements thereon, or hereafter constructed thereon, situate, lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Florence, containing 5.89 acres, situate in the Cartersville Township designated as Lot A-1 on a plat of survey prepared by Lind, Hicks and Associates, Surveyors dated December 5, 2011 and recorded in Plat Book 99 at page 143. Said plat being incorporated herein by reference thereto for a more complete and accurate description hereof. These being the same properties conveyed to the mortgagor herein by Deed of Dennis Fulton Hill and Cynthia M. Hill dated 1 /4/13 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County simultaneously herewith. TMS#: 00011-04-022 Property Address: 1432 Dennis Hill Lane, Timmonsville, SC 29161 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit, at the conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) 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 time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the property will be resold on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day at the risk of the said highest bidder. Personal or deficiency judgment having been demanded, the bidding will remain open for a period of 30 days after the sale Purchaser to pay for preparation of the deed, documentary stamps on the deed, recording fees and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.05%. SUBJECT TO FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, ANY OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD. AND SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR AFTER THE SALE. Master in Equity for Florence County October _____, 2018 Ray Coit Yarborough, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiff (10/24,10/31,11/7/18)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 NOVEMBER 3RD, 2018 AT 10:00 AM WITH COMPETITIVE BIDDING. THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 825 HOWE SPRINGS RD, FLORENCE, SC 29505. HOWE SPRINGS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SET A PRICE, REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS OR POSTPONE THE SALE OF ANY UNITS. THOMAS EDDY- F121HOUSEHOLD MICHAEL DELODOVICOA08- HOUSEHOLD SCHLEVIA TAYLOR-E87HOUSEHOLD CAROLYN HALL-F136HOUSEHOLD JAMES HICKSON-F118HOUSEHOLD JAMSEY MORRISONXO1- HOUSEHOLD BERNIE CONYERS-Y06HOUSEHOLD (10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Friday, the 16th day of November 2018 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505, Florence County. H-21 Ashley Anistager Davis Household Items F-13 Amber Louise Bazen Household Items G-35 Madeline Jean Ellison Household Items E-23 Ernest Andrew Garrett Household Items C-26 Ebony Dominque Gibson Household Items A-11 Freddie Levst Davis Household Items (10/24,10/31/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that EAST EVANS HOSPITALITY LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 100 EAST EVANS STREET, FLORENCE, SC 29506. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than NOVEMBER 15, 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. (10/31,11/7,11/14/18) NOTICE OF SALE (Deficiency Demanded) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE COURT FILE NO. 2018-CP-21-1953 SOUTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FLORENCE

DUPONT EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. JUSTIN BAXTER McKENZIE A/K/A JUSTIN McKENZIE AND SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virtue of a Decree of this Honorable Court filed in the above-entitled action, I shall offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash according to the custom of auction, at the Florence County Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina, at 11:00 o’clock a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, on November 20, 2018, on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, the following described real property, to wit: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with improvements thereon, lying and being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being shown and designated as Lot Number 6 on a plat made by Prosser Surveying Co., Inc., dated February 22, 1991 and recorded in Plat Book 40 at page 52 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. Reference being had to said map for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to the Justin Baxter McKenzie by deed of Barbara Jones a/k/a Barbara J. McKenzie dated July 19, 2013 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on July 24, 2013 in Book B479 at Page 325. TMS #90165-01-028 Property address: 3524 Stone Lane, Florence, SC 29506 Also includes the 1999 Belc, VIN: GBHMM32091AB located thereon. As the Plaintiff did not waive its right for a deficiency judgment in the Complaint, this sale will be reopened for final bidding at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of December, 2018. The Plaintiff reserves the right to waive deficiency prior to the foreclosure sale herein. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid, the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. In the case of a deficiency judgment being sought, even though the bidding remains open for 20 days, the high bidder, other than the Plaintiff, on the day of the first sale will be required to put down the required five (5%) per cent deposit. If applicable, the successful bidder shall pay for deed preparation, costs of recording the deed, and transfer taxes on the deed. In the event the successful bidder shall be other than Plaintiff, Plaintiff shall be entitled to interest on the bid from date of sale to date of compliance at the rate of 5.00% per centum per annum. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within twenty (20) days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. The Sheriff of Florence County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if required by the purchaser. The property is sold subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements, encumbrances and restrictions of record. Plaintiff's Attorney: Cynthia Jordan Lowery 843-579-7000 s/Haigh Porter Master in Equity FLORENCE, SC October 23, 2018 (10/31,11/7,11/14/18

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The School Foundation honors Wilson alumni The School Foundation honored Reverend Wayman Mumford for his achievements. The gala in his honor was held on October 23. The event was held at the SiMT building in Florence. Jeff Helton, Chairman of the School Foundation Board of Directors welcomed the guests and Mumford. The Wilson High School AFJROTC did a presentation of the colors, instructed by MSgt. Toriano Jones. The national anthem was performed by Jarrod Deas. Dr. Richard O’Malley, Florence 1 Schools Superintendent spoke about the future in store for FSD1. Mumford was described as follows: Reverend Waymon Mumford is a lifelong resident of Florence, South Carolina. He attended North Vista Elementary, Mars Bluff Elementary, Wilson Jr. High, and graduated from Wilson High School in 1967. In 1980 he received an A.S. degree in Police Science from Florence-Darlington Technical College. He graduated from the 133rd FBI National Academy in 1983. He received a B.S. in Business Administration degree from Limestone College in 1992 and was awarded the honorary Doc-

tor of Laws Degree from Morris College in 2012. Reverend Mumford was employed with the City of Florence for twenty-five years and retired as Chief of Police. He was elected to County Council District 7 in November 1994. He has served as Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary/Chaplain for the Florence County Council and has chaired numerous standing committees. He graduated from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in the spring of 2003 and is the pastor of Central Baptist Church in Florence. He has been and still is actively involved in community affairs, volunteering his services for numerous organizations. In 1971 Reverend Mumford earned the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. In 1976 he was awarded the Police Chief Special Service Award by the City of Florence. In 1992 he was awarded the Best Officer of the Year award by the Florence Morning News. The Pee Dee Area State Constables Association awarded him the Officer of the Year award in 1993. He is past president of the Palmetto Law Enforce-

From left,Trisha Caulder, Bunny Dorriety,Taylor Hucks, Jeff Helton, Beverly McKee, Cheryl Foster, Waymon Mumford, Debbie Hyler, Jean Leatherman and David Mahn. Photo provided by Steve Camlin. ment Officers Association, past president of the Pee Dee Baptist Brotherhood Convention, past president of the board of directors for the South Carolina Association of Counties and past treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Brotherhood Convention. He has served on the advisory board of the South Carolina Disabilities

and Special Needs Board, past member of the Coalition of Law Enforcement Educators, Ministers & Laypersons, past member of the Palmetto Civitans, served on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army, board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, and was a member of the Wilson High School Parent/Teacher/Stu-

dent Association. Reverend Mumford currently serves on the board of directors for the Pee Dee Investors Group the board of directors for the Pee Dee Transitional Shelter, the SC Counties Worker’s Compensation and Property & Liability Trusts serving as the SCAC NACo board member. He maintains his mem-

bership with the Law Enforcement Officers Association and was appointed to the board of trustees for Morris College in 2011. Reverend Mumford and his wife Senora are the proud parents of two sons, one daughter and seventeen grandchildren/greatgrandchildren.

Call for entries in 5th Annual Lynda English Studio Miniature Competition Registration is open for the 5th Annual Lynda English Studio Miniature Art Competition. Deadline for entries is November 8. “Much is to be gained artistically by painting small – in composition, color, and value,” said Jackie Wukela, co-owner of Lynda English Studio Gallery. “The Lynda English Studio Gallery hopes to accomplish two tasks with this 5th Annual Miniature Competition: one, to nudge artists to tighten their skills by working within a small space; and two, to help educate our students and fellow artists in the process of entering competitions.” The competition is open to youth 6 years old and older. The youth division is open to all artists aged 6-12 who reside in South Carolina.

And the adult division is open to those 13 years old or older residing in South Carolina. Any 2- or 3-dimensional original art media not exceeding 40 square inches can be submitted. Photography is not part of the competition. Entry fees for adults are $10 per entry and $15 for two entries. Fees for youth entries are $5 per entry and $7.50 for two. This year entries will be judged by Florence Regional Arts Alliance executive director Sandra Cook. Awards will be announced during the reception on Wednesday, November 28. The reception held at the gallery will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult first place will be awarded $200; second place, $125; and third place, $75.

Youth first place will be awarded $25; second place, $15; and third place, $10. Lynda English Studio Gallery is located at 403 Second Loop Road in Florence. For more information and details on the competition, visit Lyndaenglishstudio.net or call the studio at 843-6739144. DATES TO REMEMBER: November 8: Registration deadline November 13-15: Hand deliver entries to Lynda English Studio, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is not open on Friday. November 28: Reception and awards ceremony, 5:307:30 p.m. December 19-20: Art pick-up – sold and unsold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Primary Election candidates Florence County Probate Judge Jesse Catrette (R) Rebecca Guess McGill (D) Florence School District 1, Seat 3 E.J. McIver Charles P. Foxe Michael B. Gary Robert LeMaster Florence School District 1, Seat 5, Special Election Artie Buxton Steven Kim Florence School District 1, Seat 6 Trisha Caulder Lethonia Barnes Frank E. Hyder

Florence School District 1, Seat 8 Bryan Chapman Terry Law Hannah E. Parker Florence School District 1, Seat 9 Davy Gregg Brian S. Harvey Kelvin Mitchell S.C. House District 60 Phillip Lowe (R) Devon Long (D) S.C. House District 62 Robet Williams (D) Billy Baldwin (R) S.C. Governor Henry McMaster (R) James Smith (D)

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson (R) Constance Anastopoulo (D) S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond (R) Melvin Whittenburg (D) S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman (R) Israel Romero (D) S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis (R) Rosalyn Glenn (D) U.S. House, District 7 Tom Rice (R) Robert Williams (D)

Top from left, Kimberly Carmichael with the SC Afterschool Alliance, Ashley Page with End Child Hunger, and Dyeretta Fashion from the Department of Social Services of South Carolina. Bottom, enthusiastic tour guides enjoying their hot dogs.

Boys and Girls Club visited by End Child Hunger SC and DSS End Child Hunger SC and the Department of Social Services visited the Florence Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday, October 23. The End Child Hunger SC campaign recognizes the need to address child hunger in South Carolina. End Child Hunger SC’s mission is dedicated to advocating and organizing individuals to end child hunger, and eventually to collaborate with groups doing similar work in other

regions of the state. The SC Department of Social Services works to help fund afterschool meals for children. As a part of the End Child Hunger SC Week 2018, the group toured facilities that work to help feed children. The Boys and Girls Club of Florence was one of the stops on their tour. Both Fashion and Page spoke to the program workers of the Boys and Girls

Club and thanked them for all the hard work they do for the children of Florence. After a brief ceremony, the group was given a tour of the facility by some of the children that regularly go to the Boys and Girls Club. The children enthusiastically gave the group a tour of the facility and explained to the group all of their favorite activities that are available to them.


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Florence woman named employee of the month by S.C. Department of Social Services The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: competence, courage and compassion. Crystal M. Jenkins, a Human Services Coordinator in the Florence Child Support Office, was recently named a September Employee of the Month. “I was super excited and surprised,” she said. “I was honored to receive the recognition. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.” Jenkins has been employed with DSS for almost 20 years, and according to her nomination, her customer service and people skills have been an asset to her office and the agency. “I love being able to help

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Florence 1’s Parents as Teachers Program receives National Blue Ribbon Award Florence 1 Schools’ Parents as Teachers Program has earned a prestigious endorsement by the Parents as Teachers National Center as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top performing home visiting affiliates with the international Parents as Teachers network. “This award demonstrates to our community that Florence One Schools has a high-quality Parents as Teachers Program,” said Florence 1 Director of School Readiness, Dr. Floyd Creech. “Our parent educators are diligently working with preschool children in the community to ensure that they will be ready to enter school.” “Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that Florence 1 Schools is a high-quality member of the home visiting field, implementing the evidencedbased Parents as Teacher models with fidelity,” said Terri Gallagher, Quality Specialist with the Parents as Teachers organization. Creech explained that the Florence 1 Office of Parent Education Services is headed by Parenting Coordinator Melanie T. McMillan who oversees the day-to-day operations of the program. He reiterated that parent engagement is one of the goals outlined by Florence 1 Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley this year. “Through the work of our parent educators with parents of early learners, we are building lasting relationships designed to engage parents

of preschool students,” added Creech. “Our goal is to make contact with parents of preschoolers from birth to age four,” said McMillan. “We are staffed with ten parent educators who are building relationships with parents of early learners in our community. The parent educators encourage parents to strongly participate in their child’s education and in the early learning process. Our educators visit families at least twice monthly, providing hands-on activities, age-appropriate books, and the support needed during the most critical years of a child’s life.” McMillan said she believes that this recognition by the Parents as Teachers program will encourage more parents of Florence preschoolers to participate, noting that almost 400 families are now served by Florence 1’s Parents as Teachers Program. “We make contact with pre-school parents through local pediatricians and other agencies,” said McMillian. “Our parent educators visit homes and provide developmental screenings that include physical, mental, motor, cognitive and language skills of the early learner. The parent educators then set specific goals with the parents to help meet the needs of the early learner. This process is known as performing assessments and goal setting. We received our recognition based on our ability to determine what the preschoolers need and our

ability to set goals to meet the needs.” Gallagher also pointed to several facts relating to Florence 1 Schools Parents as Teachers Awards: *Families in the Florence community are positively impacted by the services delivered by this program, which include home visits, group connections, child screening and connections to community resources equipping parents with knowledge

and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. *To earn Blue Ribbon Affiliate status, Florence 1 Schools Parents as Teachers Program underwent a rigorous year-long self-study and National Center review process to confirm that they are meeting Parents as Teacher’ standards of fidelity and quality. *Blue Ribbon Affiliates are

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accountability and credibility to the community, and the partner organizations with which they work. McMillan said parents who have preschool children from birth to age four who are interested in becoming involved in the Parents as Teachers program are encouraged to call the Florence 1 Schools Office of Parent Education Services at 843-758-6871.

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