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Recent News

Mon, 06/10/2024

(Columbia, SC) — Today, Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced that his office will be offering free, in-person notary public seminars in Greenville, Lexington, and Charleston counties in July…

Mon, 05/06/2024

(Columbia, SC)— In advance of South Carolina-based fundraising initiatives this week, Secretary of State Mark Hammond has issued a statement supporting these efforts and recommending that donors…

Fri, 04/05/2024

(Columbia, SC) — In the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall are wagering their…

Wed, 03/13/2024

(Columbia, SC) —Today, the Secretary of State’s Office received the 2023 Notable State Document Award from the South Carolina State Library for its website.…

Wed, 02/14/2024

(Columbia, SC) — Secretary of State Mark Hammond is pleased to announce that the Secretary of State’s website has been recognized by the South Carolina State Library as one of Notable State…

Mon, 11/27/2023

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond joined other state, federal, and international charities regulators to announce Charity Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from November 27th…

Wed, 11/15/2023

View 2023 Angels here

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the Angels of 2023. Secretary…

Fri, 10/27/2023

Precious metals dealer alleged to have targeted retirees in $68 million fraud

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson and Secretary of State Mark Hammond…

Tue, 10/17/2023


(SPARTANBURG, SC)—On October 15, 2023, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond presented Spartanburg County resident Peter Sam Kobes with the National Association of Secretary of…

Thu, 10/12/2023

(COLUMBIA, SC)—Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond issued a scam alert to businesses warning them of a bogus solicitation letter selling “certificates of status” and other…

Fri, 08/18/2023

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that his office will accept nominations of charitable organizations for this year’s Angel awards.

Every year…

Thu, 07/20/2023

(Columbia, SC) — This fall, Secretary of State Mark Hammond will be offering seven free regional notary public seminars for South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary. …