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NAME: Eric Schwab FAMILY: Wife, Jamie Schwab BORN: Muskegon, MI OCCUPATION: McLeod Athletic Trainer at South Florence HS HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: “Fixing things around the house.” WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: “The hospitality, everyone makes you feel so welcomed and are nice.” WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My grandpa on my mom’s side, Don Langdon. He is handy and taught me how to be handy too.”

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Florence Little Theatre to present ‘Two on the Aisle Three in a Van’ Florence Little Theatre presents Two on the Aisle Three in a Van November 9-18. Welcome to another stellar season at the Neighborhood Actors Summerfun Repertory Theatre, a friendly little playhouse where, due to a lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie’s van. Those looking for refuge at the asphalt oasis include: a stressed-out artistic director grappling for funding, a wanna-be diva who’s realizing her ingenue expiration date has just about passed, a board member’s nephew vying to direct the musicals with a Tarantino spin and the “I’m no chorus boy” chorus boy who thinks every show should have a kick line - including Glass Menagerie. These are just some of the egos and obstacles that fall into the lap of Mike, a nice-guy director who ends up with far more than he bargained for. Anyone who’s ever seen a show may know these people. Anyone who’s ever done a show may be these people. Somehow, some way, the show must go on. And it does...just not always as planned. Two on the Aisle Three in a Van is underwritten by Habitat 2000 and is directed by Shannon Dunn. The cast features Ben Daniel, Meggie Baker, Frankie Sullivan, Lloyd Willcox, Larry Falck, Rhonda Cusaac, Cole Davis, Cody McKay, and mother-daughter duo Heather Ward and Hanna Ward. Two on the Aisle Three in a Van runs November 9-18, with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. There is no show on Monday. Tickets are reserved seating $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and children under 18. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on

PHOTOS OF THE CAST AND SET FROM THE UPCOMING SHOW ‘TWO ON THE AISLE THREE IN A VAN.’ PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JOHN CAMERON. Dargan Street or online at http:// Two on the Aisle Three in a Van is recommended for ages 12+ (some adult language and situations). Length approximately 2 hours. The crew is as follows: Director, Shannon Dunn, Assistant Director/Stage Manager, Katie Kelley, Assistant Stage Manager, Deborah Hickman, Lighting Designer, Lorna Young, Set Construction, Thomas Walker, Bryant Wright,

Costume Coordinator, Christina Alexander, Costume Assistants, Megan Garrison, Leranda Saverance, Angel Saverance, Hair and Makeup Coordinators, Brittany Miles, Rebecca Perkins, Hair and Makeup Crew, Haley Moseley, Rian Avin, Faith Hyman, Props Coordinator, Jessica M Larrimore, Stage Crew, Michelle Lamb, Luke Baker, Max Falck, Harrison Carter, Lightboard Operator, Shauna Lair, Sound Board Operator, Sabrina Gilbertson, Produc-

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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: 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 Sep-

tember 1, 2018. Anyone interested in 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.

#JusticeFirstVoter rallies in hurricane-hit communities focuses on getting out to vote Community groups and churches across the Pee Dee region are organizing rallies focused on getting out the vote and electing candidates who support justice in all its forms. #JusticeFirstVoter rallies were held in Florence on Saturday, Nov. 3, and in Bennettsville and Gresham on Monday, Nov. 5. And on Tuesday, Nov. 6 — Election Day — the #JusticeFirstVoter campaign provided free shuttle service to the polls in each of those areas. “If your home is destroyed or you’ve lost your vehicle to flooding, you still want to vote,” said the

Rev. Leo Woodberry of Kingdom Living Temple and New Alpha Community Development Corporation. “This is exactly the time when our

friends and neighbors who have suffered the most need to be able to exercise their power to vote, especially

when we hear that climate change is likely to make future storms and future flooding even worse. One of the ways we obtain justice is by making sure policymakers are in place to hear our voices and be responsive.” The #JusticeFirstVoter campaign aims to turn out voters for climate justice — including 100% clean energy and forest protection — and all other forms of justice, and to let politicians know that voters will hold them accountable. The campaign builds on the Justice First Tour, which united Americans working for justice across the South.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

‘A Holiday Step Back in Time’ will be presented by Dickens Christmas Show Myrtle Beach–The 37th Annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals will be held November 8th–11th at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This national award winning show has been recognized as one of the Top 20 events by the Southeast Tourism Society for 2018 and has for many years. The Dickens Christmas Show provides attendees a fabulous way to kick off the holiday season with a show floor guaranteed to have something for everyone on their shopping list. A perfect afternoon getaway, a day excursion or part of a fabulous girl’s weekend away. Each year brings new festivities, crafters, artisans, exhibits and tours and this year is no exception. This show provides a step back in time into a Victorian marketplace where shoppers can engage with hundreds of eager period clad vendors hawking their wares among the sites and sounds of a Victorian winter wonderland showcasing everything from fine arts and crafts, holiday decorations, homemade soaps and lotions, clothing, jewelry, imported items and more. Treasure the moment with Old Saint Nick who will be housed in a Victorian castle and capture the memory with a photo op benefiting the Barnabas Horse Therapy Foundation. The child in all of us is encouraged to come alive! While there, treat your family to one of the show’s oldest and most memorable exhibits Santa through the Ages. Follow the transformation of Santa from medieval times through modern day. You can never know too much about this magical man from the North Pole. Elegantly costumed and life sized, the history of each Santa will amaze and enthrall even the biggest Scrooge. Inside the marketplace, attendees can enjoy a multitude of festivals. Each festival is run by a different non-profit. All of the festivals offerings are avail-

able for silent auction that last thru Sunday. Each item has many gift certificates and gifts that go with them, making each creation even more attractive. Wander through the Festival of Trees; an array of fifty magnificent Christmas trees, each dressed in its own unique holiday splendor, shimmering and beautifully designed. The Festival of Wreaths boasts fifty spectacular examples of craft and creativity. Ooh and aah over the Festival of Tables centerpieces which offer selections that compliment almost any decor. New this year is the Festival of Stockings, comprised of fifty beautifully embellished Christmas Stockings displayed on massive period Victorian fireplaces, stuffed of goodies and all sorts of surprises. We have also added a Victorian museum component to the show. Not to give all of our surprises away, on display you will find a Vintage High Wheeler Penny Farthing Bicycle amongst other period pieces. This allows our guests to really see up close and personal the spectacular inventions of the Victorian time period. A step inside the Festival of Worlds provides a Taste of Asia, Italy, France, Ireland, and Greece. This festival provides a look into the various ways these different countries celebrated their winter solace holiday and gives you a taste of their traditional holiday foods The most popular off-site events are the Victorian teas showcasing a one-man performance of Dickens immortal “A Christmas Carol” by Royal Shakespearian Fellow – Howard Burnham. This elegant Victorian affair takes place in a setting, bedecked with elaborate period holiday décor. Every effort is taken to recreate an experience of actually traveling back in time to a true Victorian tea. From the period clad wait staff, to the authentic English menu and Victorian musical entertainment. Teas will be held Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th.

This year’s Holiday Tour selections are Holiday of Yore Charleston City, Museum & House Tour, Friday, November 9th and a Holiday Traditions of the Low Country - Georgetown City, House& Plantation Tour on Saturday, November 10th. The Historic Charleston Christmas & Museum Tour is a comprehensive tour of 350-year-old port city, which is laced with legends and holiday traditions. Created by the unique combination of mainly English, German and African influences. The Holiday Traditions of the Low Country tour on November 10th is highlighted by a trip to the Hopsewee Plantation (circa 1740). You will be entertained with a lively description of the Low Country Victorian Christmas traditions and the history of their originating heritage from the combined ethnic groups that settled in the area. (See the website for more details). For more information about the 37th Annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals or to purchase tickets please visit, www.dickenschristmasshow. com.


High School LEO Club supports officers and families The West Florence HS Leo Club members initiated a campaign to support officers and family members involved in the recent shooting incident. Cards of support and get well were made and distributed to those affected. The club is a sponsored affiliation of the Florence Evening Lions Club. Members enjoy camaraderie and growth that come from participation in community service projects, social functions and leadership development activities. Under the leadership of Leo Advisor, Lion Kimberlyn Jackson and mentorship of Lion Deborah Sorenson, future community leaders and potentially future Lions are being made. Leos have their own network of more than 5,700 Leo clubs in approximately 140 nations. The international scope of Lions Club International provides Leo and Lions club members a unique global identity. While

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Trump ‘goes postal’. But in a good way. By Thomas Knapp On October 17, president Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Universal Postal Union, a 144-year-old international agreement which coordinates postal policies between 192 member nations. Trump left open the possibility of remaining in the UPU if those policies can be successfully renegotiated. Unlike many of Trump’s initiatives relating to international trade, this one makes real sense. The UPU’s outdated rate-setting model treats the world’s second largest economy, that of China, as if it was still the primitive pre-capitalist economy of 1874. The result: A massive subsidy from the US Postal Service to China’s 21st century international retail sector. Companies shipping small parcels (“ePackets”) from China to the US pay less than US companies to ship parcels of similar size and weight across much shorter distances within the US itself. That subsidy has created a burgeoning business in jewelry, electronics, and other small items. Chinese firms already enjoy lower labor costs than their American counterparts. Throw in the ePacket subsidy, and an American who’s willing to wait a couple of weeks can get a set of guitar strings sent all the way from China for less than an American firm would pay just to ship the strings from, say, Coachella, California, let alone make them in the first place. As of 2014, the US Postal Service took a $75 million annual loss on the ePacket subsidy. That’s probably a tiny fraction of sales the subsidy artificially shifts from American firms to their Chinese competitors. My family loves the Chinese ecommerce sites and sellers. And to be honest, many of the things we buy from them aren’t things that we’d otherwise buy domestically. They’re things we probably just wouldn’t buy at all at full American prices. But why should you pay more for domestic USPS Priority Mail or Parcel Post so that I pay less to feed my guitar and harmonica habit or add to my wife’s earring collection? I’m sure we’ll get by without those cheap geegaws if we have to. I doubt we’ll have to. As the ePacket subsidy comes to an end, I suspect private sector shipping firms will step in with something similar. The subsidy doesn’t just hurt American manufacturers and sellers. It also undercuts companies like UPS and FedEx. They may not be able to get shipping costs down to ePacket levels, but I bet they can compete with un-subsidized USPS shipping rates. Let’s find out.

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. H o w ever, 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.

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Veterans Day Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. The United States Con-

Philip Maenza Editor gress adopted a resolution on June 4, 1926, requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue annual proclamations calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.” Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and many students have Veterans Day off from work or school. When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday then either Saturday or the preceding Friday may be designated as the holiday, whereas if it falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on the following Monday. When

it falls on the weekend many private companies offer it as a floating holiday where employees can choose some other day. A Society for Human Resource Management poll in 2010 found that 21 percent of employers planned to observe the holiday in 2011. Non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal workers are paid for the holiday. Those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their wages. While the holiday is commonly printed as Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day in calendars and advertisements (spellings that are grammatically acceptable), the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website states that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.” More recently, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating November 2018 as National Veterans and Military Fami-

lies Month. “I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation,” the president said in a press statement posted to the White House’s website. Trump issued the proclamation while also championing his commitment to the veterans community. “I was pleased to sign into law the landmark VA MISSION Act of 2018, which revolutionizes the way veterans receive healthcare and other services vital to their lives,” he said in the statement. Furthermore, President Donald J. Trump is quoted as saying, “It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.”


Veterans Day On Veterans Day, we stop and remember our veterans who have given us so much and all those who are presently serving. John F. Kennedy once said that “as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” We should not only show appreciation for our brave men and women one day a year but each and every opportunity that we get. For Americans, liberty is our freedom. It is what separates our great nation from the rest of the world. Liberty is the freedom that our men and women in uniform have continuously fought and died for throughout the years. I strongly encourage each of you to honor their sacrifices on a daily basis and show them that you appreciate the freedom that their sacrifices have provided. Show those who are presently serving our country unequivocally that their service and sacrifices are not going unnoticed. Give them the support that they need in this most difficult time, in any and all ways that you can. There are countless ways you can impact not only the life of a soldier, but also their families. Take the time to have a conversation with a veteran. Ask about their service. Find out how long they served. What were their favorite moments of service? If others in their family served? What made them chose the branch of military that they

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served? So many of our veterans have incredible stories to tell. Take the time to truly listen and learn from their experiences. A great resource whose motto is “May No Solider Go Unloved” is Soldiers’ Angels. Soldiers’ Angels has many wonderful programs that support military families, deployed service members, wounded service members and veterans. Their programs are broken into categories and can be found at ograms.html. One of Soldiers’ Angels programs is the Soldiers’ Angels Baby Brigade. The Baby Brigade is a nationwide network of individuals who sew, knit and create gift baskets to support new and expectant mothers whose husbands are deployed. Knowing that his family has a support system especially in the case of new or expectant moms will help to ease a soldiers’ worries about being away during such an important time. There are many that are presently serving all around the world, away from friends and family. The easiest way to support our military members is sending letters, cards

or care packages. Military members that are serving so far from home very much look forward to receiving mail and care packages. Both and are excellent resources for letters and care packages. Another easy way to thank a veteran or military member is to donate your frequent flyer miles. The Fisher House Foundations Hero Miles Program helps family members be close to the bedside of loved ones who were injured. This program has provided through frequent flyer miles’ donations more than 70,000 tickets to wounded, injured, and ill service members and their families, worth over $105 million. Information about this program can be found at /programs/hero-miles/. Thank you to all those who are serving, have served and the families that support them. It is an honor to serve you in Columbia, and I am grateful for your continued support. As with all matters concerning state government, I want to hear your opinions and suggestions concerning these issues. Please contact me in my Columbia office located at 608 Gressette Office Building. You can reach me, or a member of my staff in Columbia at (803) 212-6000 or by fax at (803) 212-6011. My district office is located at 2523 East Highway 76, Marion, SC 29571, the phone number is (843) 423-

8237 and the fax number is (843) 431-6049. You may also email me at As always, I also want to supply you with my business phone number so that you will able to reach me easily at any time. My business phone is (843) 423-3904. Please use this information to write, call or email me with your suggestions and concerns regarding issues before the Senate and in our community.

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Florence 1 Schools announces 2018-19 Teacher of the Year John W. Moore Intermediate School Art Instructor Sharri Duncan has been selected Florence 1 Schools 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. Duncan was selected from over 20 applicants in Florence 1 Schools. Florence 1 School Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley made the announcement on Tuesday evening at the 17th Annual School Foundation Gala. Prior to the announcement, the teacher of the year selection panel reviewed all school teacher of the year applications, and the four teachers whose applications received the highest scores emerged as Honor Roll Teachers. The four teachers including Sharri Duncan, Lynn Perkins of Southside Middle, Kim Cimney of West Florence High and Lenora Rivers-Davis of Wilson High, all underwent classroom observations and interviews

conducted by an external, three-member selection panel with Duncan emerging as the Florence One Teacher of the Year. “Every child is an artist,” said Duncan, who teaches art at Moore. “Being an artist doesn’t mean you must master drawing or painting to prove you are an artist, but to keep open your mind to creative thought. Every career a child chooses depends on creativity to exist. I see developing the child’s mind to think creatively as the greatest contribution I can give a student.” Duncan has 14 years of teaching experience and has served at John W. Moore for the past 14 years. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. “The rewards I find in teaching are when I see students remember years later the thing we did in class and

Sharri Duncan talk to me about that special day in their memory at Walmart,” Duncan said. “Small things that the students say to me that make me know that they have understood the lesson and internalized it into their lives are rewarding.” Duncan went on to say that smiles are her best reward.

Duncan also explained a part of her teaching philosophy, “All children are creative, and it is my responsibility to nurture their creativity so each one can express personal ideas, beliefs, and aspirations toward becoming the best citizen of this world they can be by contributing to the quality of our community.” When asked about Sharri Duncan, fifth and sixth grade students at John W. Moore shared their opinions: “Ms. Duncan is the best art teacher I have ever had,” said Savannah Johnson. Sophia Haselden said, “There is never a moment when you’re not learning something, in Ms. Duncan’s class.” According to Matthew Edwards, Ms. Duncan is kind and understanding. Alisa Zhu said, “She always helps the students

and brings out the best in them.” Duncan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Texas Tech University; a Master’s in Art Education from Converse College; as well as Alternative Certification for Educators and Art Education Program studies at Francis Marion University. She has served as a presenter of artrelated educational topics at both state and national conferences. Duncan will represent Florence 1 Schools in this year’s South Carolina Teacher of the Year Program. Florence 1 Schools Teachers of the Year are: Sadie Chisholm, Briggs Elementary; Priscilla Mumford, Carver Elementary; Beth Abernathy, Davis Elementary; Matthew Cote, Delmae Elementary; Chasity Davidson, Dewey L. Carter Ele-

mentary; Blondell Singleton, Florence Career Center; Victoria Phipps, Greenwood Elementary; Tracie Files, Theodore Lester Elementary; Sheila Chapman, McLaurin Elementary; Sharri Duncan, John W. Moore Intermediate**; Samantha Johnson, North Vista Elementary; Erin Bullock, Royall Elementary; Crystal Deas, Savannah Grove Elementary; Alisha Spears, Sneed Middle; Rebecca Cooper, South Florence High; Lynn Perkins, Southside Middle*; Patricia Nunnally, Timrod Elementary; Megan Gause, WallaceGregg Elementary; Kim Cimney, West Florence High*; Monica Felix, Williams Middle; Lenora Rivers-Davis, Wilson High School*. *Indicates 2018-19 Honor Roll Teacher **Indicates 2018-19 Teacher of the Year

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Author Tom Poland receives Order of the Palmetto South Carolina author, editor, and speaker Tom Poland has received South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto. First awarded in 1971 by Gov. John C. West, the honor is bestowed in recognition of a person’s achievements and contributions to the state. Poland received the award Friday, November 2, at the State House. As the author of several major books on South Carolina, Poland is a significant voice in heralding the

unique heritage of the Palmetto State and its natural beauty. He travels back roads, looking for forgotten places, captivating people and vestiges of bygone times, many of which appear in his works. They include South Carolina— The Natural Heritage; South Carolina—A Timeless Journey; and Reflections of South Carolina, Volumes I and II, all published by the University of South Carolina Press, as well as Classic Carolina Road Trips and South Carolina Country Roads, pub-


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lished by the History Press of Charleston. Another book, The Mystique of the

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forming South Carolina’s Destiny, the history of the technical college system, and Save the Last Dance For Me, the history of the shag and the Society of Stranders. The University of South Carolina Press published Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It, of which Pat Conroy wrote, “Tom Poland brings the fading and forgotten rural South back to life with a deeply felt reverence for the power of story to preserve our shared past.” A resident of Columbia since 1974, Poland was an adjunct professor for 20 years at the University of South Carolina, College of Information and Communications. A former editor of South Carolina Wildlife Magazine, his articles

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-02050 Live Well Financial, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Cheryl Helms Bolyn, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of William Henry Miles, and any other heirsat-law or Distributees of William Henry Miles; his heirs successors and Assigns and Spouses, if any they have, and all other persons entitled to claim under them or through them, all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described herein; also any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being designated as “John Doe”; and any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as “Richard Roe”; William H. Miles, III; Michael Christopher Miles; United States of America by and through its

agency the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301, Columbia, SC 29201, 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. 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. 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 P l a i n t i f f . 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



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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

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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) 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 AMENDED NOTICE OF FILING FOREIGN JUDGMENT COUNTY OF FLORENCE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2018-CP-21-2369 Collection Guarantee Company, LLC, v. Plaintiff, Geriatric Practitioner Solutions, Inc., a South Carolina corporation; Jerry A. Nettles, Jr., a/k/a Jay Nettles, an individual and Does I through V, Defendants. TO: DEFENDANTS GERIATRIC PRACTITIONER SOLUTIONS, INC. AND JERRY A. NETTLES, JR., A/K/A JAY NETTLES, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the judgment attached hereto, rendered against you by the Eighth Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada, Clark County, has been filed on August 31, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. with the Clerk of Court of Florence County. You may seek relief from the enforcement of this judgment within thirty (30) days of the service of this notice by serving your grounds therefor upon the Clerk of Court for Florence County and the undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff at his office at 5416-B Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, S.C. 29406; Should you fail to either seek such relief or satisfy the judgment within such period, the judgment will be enforced in this State in the same manner as a judgment issued by this Court. Charleston, South Carolina This 11th day of October, 2018. BERNSTEIN & BERNSTEIN, P.A. s/Robert A. Bernstein Robert A. Bernstein S.C. Bar No. 0677 5418-B Rivers Avenue North Charleston, SC 29406-6129 (843) 529-1111; (843) 5290035 (fax) rbernstein@bernsteinpa.c om ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF (11/7,11/14,11/21/18) SUMMONS (NON-JURY) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO. 2018-CP-21-02774 Sylvester Cornelious Jones Plaintiff, vs. Juan Shelton Jones, Jane Doe, John Doe and Richard Doe representing all unknown persons claiming any interest in the subject real property described herein and also all other persons claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the Complaint by virtue of claims against or interest or claims of inheritance through James


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843-332-4416 • Jones, a/k/a, James C. Jones, a/k/a, James Cornelious Jones, Willie Mae Jones, a/k/a, Willie Mae Jones Johnson, a/k/a, Carolyn Willie Mae Jones Johnson, a/k/a, Carolyn Willie Mae Johnson, and any others as may be minors incapacitated or under other civil disability or in the Armed Forces of the United States of America as is contemplated by what is commonly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, and any heirs at law or devisees or heirs at law or devisees of such known persons who themselves are deceased of the above as may claim interest herein collectively designated as Jane Doe, John Doe and Richard Doe, Defendants. SUMMONS (NON-JURY) 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 to the said Complaint on the subscribers at their offices located at 229 S. Coit Street, Florence, S.C. 29501 (mailing address: P.O. Box 1461, Florence, S.C. 29503) within thirty (30) days [thirty five (35) days if served by certified mail] after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE TO PROCURE GUARDIAN AD LITEM TO THE UNKNOWN MINOR AND INCOMPETENT DEFENDANTS YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that within thirty (30) days from the date of the service of this Notice upon you, you should procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent the interests of the minor and incompetent defendants. Upon your failure to so apply and secure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem, the Plaintiff will apply to this Court to have someone so appointed. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION Notice is hereby given that an action has been commenced and is now pending for an Order to quiet title and to determine ownership of the following described premises: All that certain parcel, piece or lot of land in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being designated as 97.2 acres more or less as shown on plat by R.F. Morgan, dated January 30, 1976 prepared for James Jones and Willie Mae Jones Johnson and recorded in the Office of the Florence County Clerk of Court in Plat Book 19 at page 103. TMS No.: 00377-02-010 Summons and Complaint filed on October 23, 2018 in Florence County, South Carolina, Clerk of Court’s Office, Judicial Center, 181 N. Irby street, Suite 1100, Florence, South Carolina 2950 S/S. Porter Stewart, II S. PORTER STEWART, II McGOWAN, ROGERS, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1461 Florence, SC. 29503 (843) 669-6395 Florence, SC. October 22, 2018 (11/7,11/14,11/21/18)

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Local veteran applies military experience to business ownership Kevin Adcock spent a total of 21 years in the military with both the United State Marine Corps and the U.S. Army, which included two tours of duty in Iraq. In the Marines, he served as Field Artillery Fort Observer, setting up observation posts on the battlefield and ordering air strikes on the enemy. He later served as a Field Artillery Targeting Technician in the Army, analyzing intelligence and making recommendations to the field operations team. Adcock now owns a Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries restaurant in Cheraw. While he is no longer searching for IEDs on the battlefield and helping Iraqi citizens in rebuilding their country, today Adcock applies many of the traits he learned in the military such as teamwork, accountability and leader-


ship to restaurant ownership. He leads his team of employees each day, provides guidance in executing a business plan and is driven by an unwavering work ethic he learned in the military, leading to a desire to put his customers first. Adcock works hard to be a leader that does not force his employees to do anything, but rather instills in them a desire to perform. This is a quality that Adcock attributes to his military service. Adcock mentioned how he enjoys working with his high school and college aged employees. He likes to have a positive influence on their lives and give them the support that they need. His influence on some of his high school aged employees has actually encouraged a few of them to join the military. Adcock mentioned that these

younger employees make him feel proud when they succeed. As a third-generation veteran, the upcoming holiday holds a special importance to Adcock and his family. His father spent 26 years in the Navy and both of his grandfathers served in the Navy in World War II. Adcock said the relationships and comradery he formed with others he met in the military formed lifelong friendships, and he still talks to those fellow veterans on a weekly basis. “Veterans Day is just a time for reflection for all of us and to think about the sacrifices others have made for our country,” said Adcock. “We remember the good times, our experience there and the ones who didn’t make it. Veterans Day keeps everyone’s memory alive.”

Panera Bread to offer free meals to honor veterans Panera Bread’s largest franchisee Covelli Enterprises will salute those in uniform with free meals on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day at its Panera Bread location in Florence. The company has made it an annual tradition to honor all veterans and military service members with free You Pick Two® meals at its participating bakery-cafés and has exceeded $1.4 million in food and monetary donations since 2011. Free meals for veterans

and service members began in the Covelli-owned Panera Bread cafes in 2011, and since then the company has given away nearly 130,000 free meals to service men and women and veterans. To participate, service members and veterans need only wear their uniform or show their valid Military I.D. or discharge papers at participating Panera Bread locations. “Not a day goes by that we don’t remember those who have fought to give us the freedoms we enjoy as

Americans,” said Sam Covelli, owner/operator of Covelli Enterprises. “This is simply a small gesture of gratitude to those men and women who have sacrificed so much for those freedoms, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank all veterans and service members for their dedication to our country.” Covelli Enterprises’ support for veterans groups is not limited to food donations on Veterans Day. The organization supports organizations like Project

Welcome Home Troops, American Red Cross, National Air Force Museum & Marathon, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, Disabled American Veterans, U.S. Marine Corp Foundation Toys for Tots, Wags 4 Warriors, Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, Wounded Warrior Support Foundation, Wounded Warriors of South Florida, Mission United, United Military Care, and various VFW Posts in the form of monetary and product donations throughout the year.

The complimentary You Pick Two® meal will be honored all day on Monday, November 12, the day after Veterans Day, and includes a combination of any two half portions soup, salad, sandwiches, flatbreads, or mac and cheese. Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 will benefit during the month of November from the company’s Change Roll Up Program, which allows customers to round their total to the next dollar and donate to local charities

Academy Sports + Outdoors partners with Florence Police Department to surprise six local veterans with $150 shopping sprees On November 2, Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered with the Florence Police Department to sur-

prise six local veterans with a $150 shopping spree at the store in Florence. Academy Sports + Out-

doors is known for their work in the community. There have been many instances where they have

given back. Veterans Day this year was no expection. Academy Sports + Outdoors works with Captain

Wayne Howard of the Florence County Sherriff’s Office to find local veterans for this special celebration. Liza Barrett of Academy Sports + Outdoors says that this is the second year that the store has done this in Florence. She additionally commented saying that the veterans will also be

able to use a special 10% off discount with their cards as part of a special promotion that is going on for veterans until Veterans Day. Captain Wayne Howard commented on how appreciative he is for all that Academy Sports + Outdoors does for the community.

Veterans get free car wash on Nov. 11th

From left, Liza Barrett of Academy Sports + Outdoors standing with six veterans who were surprised with a $150 shopping spree. The veterans are Michel McFadden, Marvin Henderson, Andrew Clendenin, Shawn Stacy, Camp Ross, and Hardy Brown.

All military service personnel may receive a free car wash at Scrubby’s on Veteran’s Day, November 11, from 1 0 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,” said co-owner

Charles Howard Jr. “These brave men and women have sacrificed so much to protect the freed o m s w e enjoy here in t h e 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.”



FORevR partners with Jingle Bell Market to build riverside campsites

Retirement planning With company pension plans becoming less prominent and shortfalls in Social Security more likely, planning for your retirement is now more important than ever. The fear of outliving one’s retirement savings is ever present as society is faced with longer life expectancies and a continuous rise in the cost of living. However, living the retirement you’ve always dreamed about can be a reality. All it takes is proper planning. When planning for your senior years, the first thing to do is to think about what kind of life you would like to have. Some experts estimate that annual retirement needs could range anywhere

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determine how much debt you’ll still have at retirement. After you’ve estimated what it would cost you to retire today, factor in the cost of inflation to give you a better idea of how much retirement funds you’ll actually need. Planning for retirement as early as possible may be the key to accumulating the funds you’ll need to live out your future goals. A financial advisor can help you determine a savings strategy that can help you pursue the retirement you’ve always wanted. Article provided by Michael P. “Perry” Grice, Associate 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) 6794092.

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Friends of Revolutionary Rivers, FORevR, plans to build platform campsites accessible only by Lynches River boaters, and the Florence Center’s Jingle Bell Market November 15-18 is helping to reach that goal. FORevR volunteers will be at Jingle Bell Market with large ceramic beads for kids and adults to decorate, selling them for $1 each to fund the buying of boards for the platform camping sites. Beads have been donated by Olio Studio in Lake City. “Our goal is to build platform campsites every 10 miles on Lynches River’s National Recreation Trail that is called SC Revolutionary Rivers,” says committee chairman Barry Frick. “We have the plans and the land for the first site, as well as the goahead from the Corps of

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Engineers. All we need now are the materials!” Frick noted that the group will utilize plans from a similar project on the Tar-Pamlico River Trail in NC. Ticket buyers can also help by buying admission tickets with the code FOREVR. One dollar from every ticket will benefit the project. Once inside, look for the Beads for Boards FORevR booth. Jingle Bell Market will be held at the Florence Center November 15-18. With perfect timing for holiday gift buying, the market will offer crafts, apparel, vintage finds, home decor, gourmet foods, jewelry, and much more. In addition to FORevR, Jingle Bell Market is partnering with these charities: House of Hope, Durant Children’s Home, Women in Philanthropy, Helping Florence


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Governor’s School leader appointed to Florence Darlington County Commission for Technical Education Dr. Ershela Sims, Senior Vice President at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM), recently was appointed to the Florence Darlington County Commission for Technical Education. Dr. Sims represents Darlington County on the Commission, which oversees Florence-Darlington Technical College. She was appointed by the governor. Dr. Sims is Senior Vice President for the Accelerate Virtual Engineering Program at the GSSM. Before accepting her position at the GSSM, she was the Dean of Engineering and Technology at the North Carolina School

of Science and Mathematics. There, Dr. Sims developed and taught courses in statics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering research and biomedical instrumentation. She was also the Director for Step Up to STEM, a residential summer program for teenagers taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. Dr. Sims was an adjunct assistant professor at Duke University from 2010 to 2013. She trained and mentored undergraduate and graduate students in biomechanics research projects. Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Sims worked a soft-

ware. Following her work at Nortel, she was the Assistant Director of the DukeUNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center where she performed and managed research projects. The Florida native earned her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. She received her Doctorate in Biomedical

Sole Blazers Running Club here in Florence recently hosted a group run and fundraiser to benefit the officers and the families affected by the shooting. On Sunday October 28, at 3 p.m. the Sole Blazers Running Club met at Briggs Elementary for a group run and fundraiser to benefit the officers and their families. Sole Blazers Running Club is an official club associated with Road Runners Club of America. They offer group runs, socials, and training plans. They are a community based group with runners of all fitness and pace levels


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was also honored with the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Exceptional Contribution in Scholarship Award. Dr. Sims joined the South Carolina GSSM in 2017 and is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Black Engineers.


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The Home Depot Foundation awards grant to Post 1 The Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 has been notified that their application for a grant to repair their post has been approved. Team Depot will partner with Post 1 to update the flooring, ceiling tiles, interior lighting, landscaping and front entrance improvements. Team Depot will bring in employees from many stores during the first week of

December to work on the project. Home Depot will provide the new LED lights and local electrical contractor, Pryor Electric will install them. Always a friend to the Legion, they have stepped up and volunteered to do the work pro bono. What a generous, patriotic gesture. Post Commander Ken Curran worked with Assistant Store Manager, Ron

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Holiman and Store Manager, Kyle Utt to prepare the grant request. It was a complicated process, but Ron Holiman led the effort to a successful conclusion. Post 1 is extremely grateful to the Foundation for its support of veterans and the dedication of the local store to assist in this Team Depot project.

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