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Date: December 13, 2010
Location: Seminar Room, Central Carolina Technical University’s Health Sciences Building, Sumter, South Carolina
In December, Dale Atkinson, Judge of Probate Court, reported that his court provides four services to Sumter County: Issue marriage licenses; process requests for Emergency Commitment of individuals; appoint Conservators and/or Guardians for children and other individuals who need assistance; and Probate the estates of deceased citizens. Probate Judges are elected by the citizens of the county. They serve for four years. Twenty-five of the forty-six probate judges are women; two are African-American.