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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22, Oct 2014 - Two S.C. Same-Sex Marriage Cases Now Pending in Federal Court
The march toward same-sex marriage in South Carolina took a new turn last week, bringing another federal judge and another pair of plaintiffs into the mix.
21, Oct 2014 - Mccormick, SC SC prison inmate gets 3rd life sentence
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate has been sentenced to a third life sentence in the death and mutilation of his cellmate. Prosecutor Donnie Myers said in a news release that 35-year-old John New was sentenced last week.
21, Oct 2014 - Palmetto Sunrise: A waste of money and time or worth the fight on gay marriage in South Carolina?
Is the state wasting taxpayer dollars by fighting a federal district court decision that allows for same-sex marriage? Depends whom you ask, but nearly all in the legal community agree that the legalization of gay unions is simply a matter of paperwork and time in South Carolina.
20, 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.
20, Oct 2014 - 2nd gay marriage lawsuit filed in South Carolina
A couple who applied for, but was not issued a marriage license sued South Carolina on Wednesday in the second federal...
20, Oct 2014 - Lee, SC Woman stands trial for abducting daughter 20 years ago
A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago is making her first appearance in federal court.
20, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage fight not over in South Carolina
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will keep fighting to uphold the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
19, Oct 2014 - Personal Injury Law Firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Welcome New Attorney David P.
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
18, Oct 2014 - Donors use loophole to pour money into governor's race
COLUMBIA - A South Carolina campaign finance loophole is allowing a Texas real-estate mogul and a trial lawyers' association to emerge as two of the largest contributors in the governor's race.
18, Oct 2014 - South Carolina prison escapee spotted in Shelby
Authorities say a South Carolina prison escapee was spotted in Shelby early Saturday morning.
18, Oct 2014 - Union, SC Eying 2016, Rand Paul courts young voters in SC
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key state in the presidential primary calendar.
18, Oct 2014 - Closing arguments in Hank Hawes trial begin
Closing arguments in the trial against a man accused of murdering a University of South Carolina professor in her Shandon home are expected to begin soon.
18, Oct 2014 - Same-sex ruling: Will SC Gov. Haley, AG Wilson waste taxpayer money?
Gov. Nikki Haley and state Attorney General Alan Wilson are doomed to fail in their efforts to fight against same-sex marriages after Monday’s clear signal from the U.S. Supreme Court that such marriages are legal in South Carolina, some experts say.
12, Oct 2014 - South Carolina can keep redrawn districts, Supreme Court says
The Court rejected an appeal from black voters to re-examine the new congressional district lines
12, Oct 2014 - Orangeburg, SC Suspended SC speaker being released on charges
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was released on bond Monday, facing misdemeanor charges that he misused his office for personal gain and lied to law enforcement about his campaign expenses. The powerful Charleston Republican appeared in court in Columbia, where Circuit Judge ...
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