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Recent News

Tue, 07/07/2020

(WEST COLUMBIA, SC) - The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta (TECO) has donated 92,000 surgical masks to support South Carolina frontline medical personnel in the fight against COVID-…

Tue, 06/23/2020

(COLUMBIA, SC) - Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced that the state of South Carolina has renewed the High Growth Small Business Job Creation Act through 2025.  Initially passed…

Wed, 05/06/2020

Just a couple months ago, our world changed as COVID-19 spread and social distancing became the norm.  Schools, businesses, and even churches transitioned to operating online in order to protect…

Tue, 05/05/2020

Accelerate SClaunches new website…

Sun, 04/05/2020

On April 3, 2020, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an Order authorizing the remote administration of oaths for hearings and depositions. The full text of the Order is found here:…

Wed, 03/18/2020

COLUMBIA, SC -- As more people experience economic hardship resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond encourages South Carolinians to still give from…

Mon, 11/25/2019

Organization violated prior court order barring it from soliciting in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC) -- Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that the South Carolina…

Wed, 11/20/2019

View 2019 Angels here.
(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today the Angels of 2019. Ten Angels as…

Mon, 10/21/2019


(COLUMBIA, SC) -South Carolina joins state charities regulators across the country, the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and the Federal Trade Commission to…

Tue, 09/03/2019

(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…

Fri, 06/21/2019

These seminars will address state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries.

(COLUMBIA, SC) - Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering eight free regional…

Thu, 06/20/2019

The settlement will benefit legitimate cancer programs

(COLUMBIA, SC) - South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that $2.5 million will be distributed to…