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South Carolina Supreme Court Issues an Order Authorizing the Remote Administration of Oaths for Hearings and Depositions

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

Secretary of State Hammond Encourages Wise Charitable Giving During Coronavirus Pandemic

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

Miracle House of Hope Ministries Held In Contempt of Court

Organization violated prior court order barring it from soliciting in South Carolina COLUMBIA, SC) -- Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced…

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Angels for 2019 and Releases Wise Giving and Professional Solicitor Report

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

South Carolina, FTC and Partners Announce Kick-off of Second Annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

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

SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond Invites Nominations for 2019 Angels

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that his office will accept nominations of charitable organizations…

Secretary of State Offers Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina

These seminars will address state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries. (COLUMBIA, SC) - Secretary of State Mark Hammond is…

Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Distribution of Recovered Funds to Cancer Centers

The settlement will benefit legitimate cancer programs (COLUMBIA, SC) - South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that $2.5…

South Carolina Secretary of State Launches Website Redesign

Columbia, S.C. – September 19, 2019 – Secretary of State Mark Hammond is proud to announce the agency’s recently redesigned website, www.sos.sc.gov.…

South Carolina Secretary of State Launches Website Redesign

Columbia, S.C. – September 19, 2019 – Secretary of State Mark Hammond is proud to announce the agency’s recently redesigned website, www.sos.sc.gov.…