UNION COUNTY — The Union County Clerk of Court is looking to fill a position that will soon become vacant due to the retirement of a long-time employee.
During a special meeting last Tuesday, Union County Council voted unanimously to authorize Clerk of Court Freddie Gault to advertise for a position that will soon be opening up in office. Gault said Monday morning that he will be looking to fill the position in the Register of Deeds division of his office currently held by Frances Martin. He said that Martin will be retiring in November.
Gault said he will initially advertise within government for Martin’s successor. If that proves unsuccessful, Gault said he will then advertise the position to the general public.
Martin, who has worked in the Clerk of Court’s office for 16 years, is one of two clerks in the Register of Deeds division. The other is Cindy Baldwin.
The Register of Deeds division of the Clerk of Court’s office handles the recording of all deeds, mortgages, powers of attorney, and land plats.
Gault said that Union is one of 23 counties in South Carolina where the Register of Deeds is part of the Clerk of Court’s office. In the other 23 it is a separate office.
General Sessions Court
Gault also announced that General Sessions Court is being held this week in Union County. He said Judge John C. Hayes of York will be the presiding judge this session.
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