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Horry County Impacted by Court Reporter Shortage

Our nation has been dealing with a shortage of court reporters, and just recently Horry County courts have been impacted. An average starting salary for a court reporter in South Carolina is about $40,000. Their job is to copy down everything that's said in a plea hearing or trial. Without them, there's no way to have court.In response to the shortage of court reporters in our own state, the South Carolina Judicial Department has turned to digital recordings for assistance. Horry County Clerk of Court Renee Elvis, said there's a couple factors in play for the lack of court reporters. Right now, the National Court Reporters Association says the average age in this profession is.....MORE

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