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Clerk of Court

Anita "Joy" Williams - Clerk of Court  




Anita Joy Williams is a single mother of two grown children and one grandchild.  Since January of 1997, she has been the Chief Deputy Clerk of Court and Deputy Clerk prior to 1997 for 10 years.  She has over 30 years of experience working in the court system and has been in a management position for most of those years.

Ms. Williams has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and is seeking a Business Degree.  She is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, a member of the Marlboro County Historical Society and is a member and attends Salem Baptist Church.  She enjoys learning and studying history.  Her other enjoyments are football, racing, reading and cross-stitching. 

Some of the services provided by and improved by the Clerk of Court's office include:

•Equal Opportunity Employment
•Diversification of Court services provided, such as the installation of a new imaging system for real estate records that enables in-house copying, thereby saving the county in both money and turn-around time.  The website for public viewing of land records is
•Continuation of enforcement of child support to include strict sanctions for those who do not pay.
•Posititve collaboration with various local and state agencies continues to exist.
•Redefining computer systems that he initiated to maintain the most modern technology available.
•The provision of internet services linking courthouses across the state which provides access to all civil and criminal records for public viewing at website .

The Clerk's duties also extend to maintaining a positive rapport with court administrators, solicitors, judges, attorneys, and the local magistrates court systems.  These duties have allowed for communications between the respective parties to be enhanced.

The Clerk's Office is also responsible for maintaining various documents such as:  deeds, lawsuits, family court records, etc.  Please click *here to go to the Clerk of Courts Website for additional information.