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Re: Sumter County Acting Master-in-Equity Appointment


Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Const. art. V, § 4,

IT IS ORDERED that the Honorable Howard P. King is hereby appointed as the Acting Master-in-Equity for Sumter County due to the vacancy created by the passing of the Honorable Richard L. Booth.  S.C. Code Ann. § 2-19-110 (2005).  Judge King will serve as the Acting Sumter County Master-in-Equity until the vacancy is filled in the manner required by sections 2-19-110, 14-11-20, and 14-11-50 of the South Carolina Code (2017). 

As Acting Master-in-Equity, Judge King shall have the rights, powers, duties and responsibilities of masters-in-equity pursuant to the laws of South Carolina.  Further, Sumter County shall compensate Judge King in accordance with the mandates of section 14-11-30 of the South Carolina Code (2017).

This order takes effect immediately.


s/Donald W. Beatty                                   
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina


Columbia, South Carolina
March 20, 2018