Date:  December 13, 2010

Location:  Seminar Room, Central Carolina Technical University’s Health Sciences Building, Sumter, South Carolina

Event:  Lecture

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.