Courts in South Carolina
Court Records, Directory And News in SC
The state court system in South Carolina includes a Probate Court and Municipal Court, as well as a Family Court and South Carolina Magistrate's Court. South Carolina's main trial courts are its Civil Courts, which hear many types of cases including those relating to torts, real property disputes, misdemeanors, felonies. If you're appealing a criminal or civil decision in a lower court in South Carolina, this will also be heard in its Circuit Courts. South Carolina's Court of Appeals hears appeals of Circuit Court decisions, and the South Carolina Supreme Court is the state's 'court of last resort.' Many South Carolina counties provide online access to South Carolina court records through their Public Access databases. A list of participating counties and their databases can be found on the South Carolina Judicial Department's website at If you're trying to pay a traffic ticket in South Carolina, you can also do that on this website. If you're seeking copies of South Carolina court documents, you should contact the Clerk of Court's in the appropriate county. A list of South Carolina Clerk of Courts contact information can be found at
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31, Oct 2014 - Judges in Kansas, South Carolina, set to allow gay marriage despite ban
A Kansas judge ordered county clerks to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Wednesday afternoon, making it the latest state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court this week cleared the way for gay and lesbian people to marry in a number of states.
30, Oct 2014 - Alan Wilson: SC gay marriage decision may take months
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says any final decision on the legality of gay marriage in the state could be months away.
30, Oct 2014 - SC Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licenses
Supporters of same-sex marriage in South Carolina are watching the clock, as a 24-hour waiting period for the first same-sex marriage license in the state has been extended.
30, Oct 2014 - Former Florence resident pleads guilty to theft of government funds, identity theft
FLORENCE, S.C. -- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Don Carlos Gibson Jr., 46, of Church Hill, Tennessee, and formally of Florence, South Carolina, entered a guilty plea in federal
30, Oct 2014 - Richland, SC Former SC house Speaker pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns
South Carolina's former Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell admitted Thursday that he misspent thousands of dollars of campaign money in 2009 and 2010. Eyewitness News was in the courtroom as the Republican lawmaker pleaded guilty to six counts of misusing campaign funds. A longtime state representative from the low country, Harrell was unapologetic standing in a Columbia courtroom. His only ...
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Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C., with offices in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, adds experienced attorney David Morgan to manage veterans’ medical malpractice within the law firm. (PRWeb October 14, 2014) Read the full story at
30, Oct 2014 - Sumter, SC Authorities look for SC prison escapee in Shelby
Authorities in Shelby are looking for an inmate serving eight years for burglary who escaped from a South Carolina prison a week ago.
30, Oct 2014 - Kershaw, SC Guilty of murder, Hank Hawes given life sentence
In a unanimous decision, the jury has found Hank Hawes, the man accused of killing a University of South Carolina professor, guilty of murder.
30, Oct 2014 - Union, SC The twisted world of Susan Smith 20 years after she drowned her sons and blamed 'a black man
Susan Smith, now 43, remains in prison in South Carolina but has a long history of delinquent behavior while behind bars.
30, Oct 2014 - Election for Bobby Harrell's seat postponed; Democrats ask court to overturn decision
COLUMBIA - South Carolina election officials boosted Republicans' chances of hanging onto former Speaker Bobby Harrell's old seat, but Democrats wasted no time in asking the state's highest court to reverse the decision.
30, Oct 2014 - Ga. officials begin enforcing SC boating laws
Boaters who wander across the South Carolina line in the middle of rivers and lakes will no longer have to be hauled off to court for minor offenses now that the two states have begun operating under an agreement to honor each other's laws.
30, Oct 2014 - Union, SC A look back: The Susan Smith case
It was a crime that put the small town of Union, South Carolina, on the map for all the wrong reasons. That is where the story of Susan Smith began to unravel 20 years ago. 
30, Oct 2014 - Ga. to enforce SC boating laws
ATLANTA -- Boaters who wander across the South Carolina line in the middle of rivers and lakes will no longer have to be hauled off to court for minor offenses now that the two states have begun operating under an agreement to honor each other's laws.
30, Oct 2014 - Kershaw, SC Verdict reached in the Hank Hawes trial
The jury has returned a verdict in the case of the man accused of killing a University of South Carolina professor back in August 2011.Hank Hawes, 40,was put on trial just over a week ago in the case of slain professor Jennifer Wilson.Wilson was found dead of several stab wounds inside her home.The court room is currently filling up to await the jury's verdict.Prosecutors framed the case around ...
29, Oct 2014 - Lexington, SC Jury continue deliberations Thursday in Hank Hawes trial
The jury now has the case of a man accused of murdering a University of South Carolina professor in her Shandon home.
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