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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15, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court Petition To Save The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Receives Broad Support
SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, The American Legion, Veterans with plaques surrounding the Memorial Cross, including Bronze Star Recipient and Retired U.S. Army ...
15, Apr 2014 - Spartanburg, SC Woman gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.
15, Apr 2014 - Cherokee, SC NC man gets 45 years in SC girlfriend's death
(AP) A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend in South Carolina more than three years ago. Forty-three-year-old Joey Clark of Mooresboro, N.C., was convicted Thursday in the death of 26-year-old Winter Wingard in Cherokee County. Investigators say Wingard was beaten, strangled and stabbed in the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2010. A jury ...
15, Apr 2014 - Judge considers Harrell's investigation request
A hearing is taking place related to ethics charges against one of South Carolina's top legislators.
15, Apr 2014 - SC Supreme Court hears appeal in fatal dog attack
Prosecutors want South Carolina's highest court to reinstate the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs attacked and killed a 10-year-old boy in 2006.
15, Apr 2014 - Darlington, SC Former SC jail guard sentenced in inmate beating
A former South Carolina prison guard has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for the beating of a handcuffed homeless man.
14, Apr 2014 - Woman reveals disguises she wore to spy on conman ex-lover Budimir S. Drakulic
Katherine Underwood, 52, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, sued Budimir S. Drakulic, an inventor of medical devices and won. She accused him of fraud, and won. He appealed the judgment and lost — three times. But he refused to repay Underwood and took steps to hide his money.
14, Apr 2014 - MEN'S BASKETBALL: Frank Martin expects program to build on late-season success
COLUMBIA - Sindarius Thornwell had loads of talent when he arrived at South Carolina almost a year ago, and he often showed it on the court this past winter.
14, Apr 2014 - Unnamed NFL executive calls Jadeveon Clowney 'spoiled' and 'lazy'
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney goes through a drill for NFL representatives at the university's football pro day on April 2. ( Mary Ann Chastain / Associated Press )
14, Apr 2014 - Court: DHEC must run certificate of need program
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's public health department must administer a program that regulates the building or expansion of medical facilities, even though its funding was vetoed by the governor.
14, Apr 2014 - SC court denies motion to delay sex-assignment surgery case
A South Carolina court rejected a motion by the Department of Social Services and two hospitals to delay a case that accuses the agencies of performing a sex-assignment surgery on a 16-month-old child.
14, Apr 2014 - Spartanburg, SC S. Carolina woman faces 20 years to life in baby's death from morphine overdose in breast milk
A South Carolina woman faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.
14, Apr 2014 - S.C. Supreme Court: DHEC must run certificate of need program
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's public health department must administer a program that regulates the building or expansion of medical facilities even though its funding was vetoed by the governor, the state's highest court ruled Monday.
14, Apr 2014 - Spartanburg, SC Mom Gets 20 Years for Killing Baby Through Breast Milk
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison for killing her...
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Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC announced today that founding member H. Blair Hahn was appointed Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs’ in the Lipitor multidistrict litigation in Charleston, SC.
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