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MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Awarded Grant Following Landmark Multistate Enforcement Action Against “Cancer Fund” Charities

(CHARLESTON) -- Today, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the award of a $39,024 grant to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center following…

Secretary of State Offers Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina

(Columbia, SC) — Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering seven free regional notary public seminars this summer and fall for all South Carolina…

Governor Signs South Carolina Electronic Notary Public Act into Law

(COLUMBIA, SC) – On May 18, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law the South Carolina Electronic Notary Public Act. The Act allows a notary…

SC Secretary of State to Present Virtual Seminar on Nonprofit Raffles on, Wednesday, May 12, 2021

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond will be hosting a Nonprofit Raffles Virtual Seminar on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 10:30 AM – 11:30…

Secretary Hammond Joins NASS in #BizSchemeSOS Public Education Effort

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond is joining his National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) colleagues in the…

SC Secretary of State Encourages Donors to Give Smart and Support Local Charities on May 4th & 5th, 2021

(COLUMBIA) --In anticipation of Midlands Gives, Palmetto Giving Day, and other fundraising events being held this week, South Carolina Secretary of…

Secretary of State Hammond Warns Businesses of Document Request Scams

Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond issued an updated advisory regarding continued scams offering to sell bogus documents and…

Attention Investors – Metals.com, Tower Equity, Chase Metals, and Barrick Capital Receivership Claim Deadline

Claim Deadline April 30, 2021 (Columbia, SC) - The Attorney General Alan Wilson and Secretary of State Mark Hammond, other state regulators, and the…

Businesses Warned of “South Carolina Certificate of Status” Scam

(COLUMBIA, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond issued an advisory today warning of a scam selling bogus “certificates of status” to…

Secretary of State Mark Hammond Certifies South Carolina’s Nine Electoral Votes for President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence

COLUMBIA -- Secretary of State Mark Hammond convened the 2020 Electoral College Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Columbia.  Unanimously…