Courts in South Carolina
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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 http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/caseSearch/. 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 http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/clerksCourt/alphaList.cfm.
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21, Aug 2014 - Aiken, SC Stricter penalties for animal cruelty cases in South Carolina
FLORENCE, S.C. — Stricter legislation means those who hurt or neglect animals now face general sessions court plus heftier fines and penalties. But local court officials say so far, the changes haven’
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A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are ...
20, Aug 2014 - Aiken, SC South Carolina Circuit Court judge rules in favor of Project Jackson in North Augusta
North Augusta's Project Jackson is moving forward. Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit challenging a riverfront development that includes a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets.
20, Aug 2014 - Orangeburg, SC Man gets 20 years in SC corrections officer shooting
An Orangeburg man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to kill a South Carolina corrections officer in a hit ordered by an inmate with a cellphone.
20, Aug 2014 - SC court reinstates conviction in dog attack case
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.
20, Aug 2014 - Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in.
20, Aug 2014 - Authorities searching for second suspect after hijinks in South Carolina
Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a drone trying to smuggle drugs and cellphones into a South Carolina prison.
20, Aug 2014 - Convicted local serial killer to be profiled on cable program
Some of you may remember the case of serial killer Reinaldo Rivera. He was convicted in the rape and murder of four women in Georgia and South Carolina… Thursday night, an Investigation Discovery's "Southern Fried Homicide," focuses on Rivera and his victims. Almost fifteen years later Sheriff Richard Roundtree says he still remembers the day Rivera admitted to the crimes. He said Augusta had ...
19, Aug 2014 - Conduct grades for South Carolina students considered
Students in Aiken County are back in school and hitting the books hoping for good grades, but they may be judged on more than just book smarts to get an A. The state school board is considering adding conduct grades to report cards.
19, Aug 2014 - Despite court ruling, no wedding bells for same-sex couples in South Carolina
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville County courthouse, the couples filled out marriage applications and were turned away. The couples were trying to push South Carolina ...
19, Aug 2014 - Lobbyist arrested at congressional office on gun charge is released from jail
Suspect is from South Carolina and is president of a turkey farm. He also is incoming head of pork lobby group
19, Aug 2014 - South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight
The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia. read more
19, Aug 2014 - Charleston, SC Federal inmate found not guilty of assault on other inmate
A federal inmate was found not guilty of assaulting another inmate two years ago in a prison in South Carolina.
19, Aug 2014 - What’s the matter with South Carolina?
When it comes to secrecy in South Carolina, less more is more. In the last 90 days, the state Supreme Court has ruled that autopsy reports are medical records that may be kept secret; that public agencies are not required to post an agenda for a regular meeting; and that a state judge must close a hearing that will determine whether the state attorney general is disqualified from overseeing an ...
19, Aug 2014 - Attorney General Alan Wilson will still defend state's same-sex marriage law
South Carolina's Attorney General says he will defend out state's marriage law despite a federal court's decision against a same-sex marriage ban in other states.
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