Look up the research materials below: South Carolina American Community Survey (ACS) 2014 Census Bureau/South Carolina Selected Economic Characteristics data. You can narrow your search to cities and counties and their individual data. This data is published in between national census events that take place every ten years.
Try accessing the court's site directly, most cases are county level and their clerks are in charge of records. There are others asking the same question and shared what they did. Type in the keyword "transcripts" in search box above and you will see a list of answers to similar questions. Select all states, even with other states, the system/process is similar and will give a good idea of what to do.
If you're over eighteen y/o, you can request it directly from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. There are four ways to get the birth record, over the counter which takes less than an hour according to their site. By mail, which take 2 to 4 weeks, by phone, taking 5 to 7 working days, and online which takes the same amount of time. There's an online form for requestors and what you need to show, id and so on.
I would start with magistrate's office at your local courthouse. You can also request a 10 yr driving record from the SCDMV. Any suspensions & there cause are typically listed. Note that there is a $10 fee. You can do it online & view instantly.
Check into the library near that area, they will usually carry local papers/periodicals in microfish, or some other format that makes looking up reports better. Many have computerized their systems.
What if I'm in another state and can't go to the library in SC?
You can get marriage records between 1950 to 12/2012 from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Or the probate court for marriages dating further back. You can either walking and order one, online, by phone or mail.
If you don't know where the arrest happened, maybe crime mapping can help, or any other source that shows crimes by general location. If you do know where the arrest happened, then you'll know which department made the arrest, or at the least which has the person in custody. The local police departments which make a majority of the arrests have websites with inmate searches. You can simply do a web search for: inmates and the name of the city/area/county. Larger police departments are more likely to have better online free sources. If the city police does not show its arrests or inmates, look into the county sheriffs. Detention center searches are online and open to anyone.
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