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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01, Sep 2014 - Beaufort, SC President of Armstrong environmental company sentenced to federal prison
The president of an environmental company in Armstrong County was sentenced yesterday to eight months in federal prison and eight months of home confinement for defrauding the U.S. Navy in securing a contract to demolish a Marine Corps building in South Carolina.
01, Sep 2014 - Beaufort, SC Alice Boland committed indefinitely after judge finds mental illness poses safety threat
Alice Boland, the woman who pointed a pistol at Ashley Hall school officials last year and pulled the trigger, will be committed for an "indefinite duration" to a federal prison hospital because her mental illness poses a threat to others, the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Carolina said Thursday.
01, Sep 2014 - Columbia, SC Harrell Says Grand Jury Probe of Him Has Ended
House Speaker Bobby Harrell dropped a bomb on South Carolina politics over the weekend, announcing at a House Republican Caucus retreat that a grand jury investigation into him has ended and Attorney General Alan Wilson has recused himself from the case.
01, Sep 2014 - Berkeley, SC Over 200 dead dogs found in Goose Creek; man pleads guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty
Some say it was the largest case of animal cruelty in South Carolina history, and today, the man responsible went before a judge in Berkeley County for his plea hearing.On Monday, Loney Garrett plead guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Back in February of 2013, Loney Garrett was arrested and charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after police found over 200 dead dogs, and 45 others ...
01, Sep 2014 - Ethics Commission: Steve Benjamin handled Florida trip the right way
The South Carolina Ethics Commission said Wednesday that Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin properly handled a Florida trip that came under heavy scrutiny during a federal trial involving a former South Carolina State University official.
01, Sep 2014 - Laurens, SC Woman who killed DOT worker heads to prison
A woman who pleaded guilty to felony DUI in the death of a South Carolina Department of Transportation was sentenced Monday. Highway Patrol troopers said Dawson struck and killed 60-year-old Noah Lark as he worked on Laurens Road in April 2011. A judge sentenced 30-year-old Misty Dawson to 15 years which was suspended to 11 years. Dawson had told the judge she was on her way home from work after ...
01, Sep 2014 - Florence, SC Former lawmaker Thad Viers to appear in court
A former South Carolina lawmaker is appearing in federal court next week on charges he helped a businessman hide assets, then lied about it to federal agents.
01, Sep 2014 - Camden man held on gunrunning charges
A Camden man accused in a gunrunning operation that allegedly transported illegal guns from South Carolina to South Jersey will remain in custody awaiting trial.
01, Sep 2014 - Beaufort, SC Pa. man sentenced surrounding Beaufort demolition
Prosecutors say that the Pa. company provided false cost information for demolition work it did in 2007 in Beaufort, South Carolina.
31, Aug 2014 - 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.
31, Aug 2014 - Personal Injury Law Firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Welcome New Attorney Doug Bar
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C., with offices in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, adds experienced attorney Doug Barber to their Virginia practice. (PRWeb August 26, 2014) Read the full story at
31, Aug 2014 - SC Ports again seek cruise terminal permit
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project.
31, Aug 2014 - SLED: 136 mentally ill in SC denied gun purchases
(AP) State agents say 136 people have been stopped from buying guns in South Carolina because a background check showed they had been ruled mentally incompetent by a court. The State Law Enforcement Division told The Post and Courier of Charleston that its agents have also revoked 132 concealed weapons permits from people ruled mentally incompetent. A state law passed last year requires probate ...
31, Aug 2014 - N.C. school voucher ruling not expected to affect S.C.'s program
A North Carolina judge ordered that state to stop using taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools, but his Thursday ruling is not expected to affect a new South Carolina program that helps students attending similar schools.
31, Aug 2014 - Greenwood, SC Death row inmate saved by 'intern'
By the time Edward Lee Elmore won his freedom at age 53, he had spent 30 years -- most of them on death row -- imprisoned in South Carolina for a crime he says he did not commit.
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