Anderson County Courthouse working on limited staff

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Anderson County Courthouse working on limited staff
Due to the disruptions of normal procedures made necessary by Orders from the Governor and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, County officials have assessed the operation of the Anderson County Courthouse and limiting staff.
Effective immediately, all non-essential employees have been asked to stay home and perform their duties via e-mail and remote computers.  Each day, a small number of team members will come in to check mail, handle administrative duties and conduct any emergency hearings deemed necessary by judges.  This team will only address criminal, civil and family court matters.  Once these issues are handled, officials said they believe it is best to send employees back to their homes.
The courthouse is and will remain closed to the general public.  Until further notice, a small operating staff will be in offices from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  After these hours, e-mails can be directed to rshirley@andersoncountysc.org.  Voicemails may be left on the phone at (864)260-4303.  Staff will check these messages frequently and all inquiries will have replies no later than during the morning of the next business day.
 Two elected officials are also in the County Courthouse, Probate Judge Martha Newton and Solicitor David Wagner. Both will be operating their offices in the same manner.  Voicemails may be left for the solicitor’s staff at (864)260-4046 and for Judge Newton’s office, you can e-mail to mnewton@andersoncountysc.org or call at (864)260-4293.
 “All employees of the Anderson County Courthouse urge you to take every health precaution and be safe!” a spokesperson said. “We look forward to returning to our normal hours and duties as soon as possible.”