South Carolina General Assembly
109th Session, 1991-1992

Bill 984


                    Current Status

Introducing Body:               Senate
Bill Number:                    984
Ratification Number:            335
Act Number:                     302
Primary Sponsor:                Drummond
Type of Legislation:            GB
Subject:                        Counties, boundaries defined
Companion Bill Number:          3993
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:   Mar 25, 1992
Computer Document Number:       436/11724.DW
Governor's Action:              S
Date of Governor's Action:      Apr 08, 1992
Introduced Date:                May 09, 1991
Date of Last Amendment:         Mar 05, 1992
Last History Body:              ------
Last History Date:              Apr 08, 1992
Last History Type:              Act No. 302
Scope of Legislation:           Statewide
All Sponsors:                   Drummond
                                Martschink
                                McConnell
                                Fielding
                                Long
                                Hinds
                                Passailaigue
                                Washington
Type of Legislation:            General Bill

History


 Bill  Body    Date          Action Description              CMN
 ----  ------  ------------  ------------------------------  ---
 984   ------  Apr 08, 1992  Act No. 302
 984   ------  Apr 08, 1992  Signed by Governor
 984   ------  Apr 02, 1992  Ratified R 335
 984   House   Mar 25, 1992  Concurred in Senate
                             amendment, enrolled for
                             ratification
 984   House   Mar 25, 1992  Reconsidered vote whereby
                             debate adjourned on Senate
                             amendments
 984   House   Mar 25, 1992  Debate adjourned on Senate
                             amendments until Thursday,
                             March 26, 1992
 984   House   Mar 18, 1992  Debate adjourned on Senate
                             Amendments until Wednesday,
                             March 25, 1992
 984   Senate  Mar 05, 1992  House amendments amended,
                             returned to House
 984   House   Feb 25, 1992  Read third time, returned
                             with amendment
 984   House   Feb 20, 1992  Amended, read second time
 984   House   Feb 11, 1992  Amended, debate adjourned
                             until Thursday, February 20,
                             1992
 984   House   Feb 04, 1992  Debate adjourned until
                             Tuesday, February 11.
 984   House   Jan 30, 1992  Reconsidered vote whereby
                             read second time
 984   House   Jan 30, 1992  Amended, read second time
 984   House   Jan 29, 1992  Committee Report: Favorable     25
                             with amendment
 984   House   May 27, 1991  Introduced, read first time,    25
                             referred to Committee
 984   Senate  May 23, 1991  Amended, read third time,
                             sent to House
 984   Senate  May 14, 1991  Read second time, notice of
                             general amendments
 984   Senate  May 09, 1991  Introduced, read first time,
                             placed on Calendar without
                             reference

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(A302, R335, S984)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-3-5 SO AS TO DEFINE THE CENTER LINE OF WATERWAYS FOR PURPOSES OF DESCRIBING COUNTIES AND JURY AREAS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 4-3-70, 4-3-100, 4-3-150, 4-3-270, 4-3-310, AND 4-3-320, RELATING TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COUNTIES OF BEAUFORT, CHARLESTON, COLLETON, GEORGETOWN, HORRY, AND JASPER, SO AS TO REDEFINE THEIR BOUNDARIES; TO AMEND SECTION 22-2-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JURY AREAS IN VARIOUS COUNTIES, SO AS TO REDEFINE THE JURY AREAS IN BEAUFORT, CHARLESTON, COLLETON, GEORGETOWN, HORRY, AND JASPER COUNTIES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 4-3-160 RELATING TO THAT PORTION OF CHARLESTON COUNTY WHICH WAS TRANSFERRED TO COLLETON COUNTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 4-3-5. For purposes of describing the boundaries of counties when a county boundary is used to establish or describe the boundary of a jury area in Chapter 2 of Title 22, the center line of waterways is defined as:

(1) for areas influenced by the tide, the center line is the line described by a series of points equidistant from the banks as delineated at mean high tide, except when an island is present; then the center line follows the main channel around the island and is the line described by a series of points equidistant from the banks of the main channel as delineated at mean high tide; and

(2) for areas not influenced by the tide, the center line is the line described by a series of points equidistant from the banks as delineated by the ordinary high-water mark, except when an island is present; then the center line follows the main channel around the island and is the line described by a series of points equidistant from the banks of the main channel as delineated by the ordinary high-water mark."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 2. Section 4-3-70 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 4-3-70. Beaufort County is bounded as follows: by a line originating at a point at latitude 32° 29' 06.078" N, longitude 80° 28' 36.683" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of the Coosaw River; thence westward from said point following the center line of the Coosaw River to its intersection with the center line of the Combahee River; thence northwestward following the center line of the Combahee River to its intersection with the center line of the railroad track of CSX Corporation; thence southwestward following the center line of said railroad track to its intersection with the center line of the Pocotaligo River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Pocotaligo River to its intersection with the center line of the Broad River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Broad River to its intersection with the center line of Boyd Creek; thence westward following the center line of Boyd Creek to its intersection with the center line of Coles Creek; thence by its various courses following the center line of Coles Creek to its intersection with a straight line having a true azimuth of 15° (bearing of N 15° E) extending from a point at latitude 32° 27' 01.235" N, longitude 80° 50' 30.835" W (North American Datum 1983) on Belia Point on the south side of Coles Creek; thence southwestward following said line to said point; thence southwestward following a straight line from said point to the center line of Euhaw Creek opposite Bolon Hall; thence following the center line of Euhaw Creek to its intersection with the center line of Hazzard Creek; thence following the center line of Hazzard Creek and through the nearest waterways following their center lines to a point on Manigaults Neck where the land line dividing the land now or formerly owned by the Chelsea Club from the land now or formerly owned by Fripp intersect the center line of said creek or waterway; thence following said land line to its intersection with the Fripp public road; thence following the Jasper County side of the said Fripp public road to its intersection with the Hazel road; thence westward following the Jasper County side of said Hazel road to its intersection with a public road at or near Hazel Episcopal Church; thence westward following the Jasper County side of said public road to its intersection with the Charleston and Savannah turnpike; thence following the Jasper County side of the said turnpike to a point opposite its intersection with the southern boundary line of the land now or formerly owned by the Okeetee Club; thence across said road to said boundary line; thence westward following said line to the center line of the New River; thence southeastward following the center line of the New River to a point at latitude 32° 04' 47.542" N, longitude 80° 52' 44.958" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of the New River; thence southeastward on a true azimuth of 135° (bearing of S 45° E) to the seaward boundary of South Carolina and Georgia; thence eastward along the seaward boundary of South Carolina and Georgia to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 115° 30' (bearing of S 64° 30' E) extending from a point at latitude 32° 29' 06.078" N, longitude 80° 28' 36.683" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of the Coosaw River; thence northwestward on said line from the Territorial Sea boundary to said point at the mouth of the Coosaw River, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 3. Section 4-3-100 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 4-3-100. Charleston County is bounded as follows: by a line originating at a point at latitude 32° 30' 57.711" N, longitude 80° 16' 35.854" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of Jeremy Inlet; thence westward from said point following the center lines of Scott Creek and Big Bay Creek; thence northwestward on a straight line extending the center line of Big Bay Creek to a point at latitude 32° 30' 00.676" N and longitude 80° 21' 09.844" W (North American Datum 1983) in the South Edisto River; thence northward from said point following the center lines of the South Edisto River and the Edisto River to the point where the Dorchester County line intersects the center line of the Edisto River; thence eastward following the Dorchester County line to the center line of Secondary State Highway 10-317 or 18-317 (Parker's Ferry Road); thence eastward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 10-317 or 18-317 (Parker's Ferry Road) to its intersection with the center line of Rantowles Creek; thence northward following the center line of Rantowles Creek to its intersection with the Dorchester County line; thence following said line to its intersection with the property of Charles H. P. Duell (Middleton Gardens); thence following the eastern boundary of the property of Charles H. P. Duell (Middleton Gardens) to the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of the Ashley River; thence following the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of said river to a point on the ordinary high-water line of the eastern bank of the Ashley River 472 ft. west of the point where Sawpit Creek enters the Ashley River; thence from said point on a true bearing of N 22° 38' 39" E along a ditch on the eastern boundary of Archdale Hall subdivision and onward for a total distance of 248.61 chains to a concrete monument marked `CHAS/DOR'; thence on a true bearing of N 42° 15' 31" W to a point of intersection with the property line of Monroe E. and Winifred J. Hartzog; thence northeastward 800 ft. following the property line of Monroe E. and Winifred Hartzog to a point of intersection with the property line of James C. and Mary Palmer; thence southeastward following the property line of James C. and Mary Palmer for 406 ft. ; thence northeastward to a point on the north side of Secondary State Highway S10-1120 (Jamison Road); thence eastward following the northern boundary of Secondary State Highway S10-1120 (Jamison Road) to its intersection with the northwestern boundary of Secondary State Highway S10-76 (Ladson Road); thence following the northwestern boundary of Secondary State Highway S10-76 (Ladson Road) to the intersection of the northwestern boundary of Secondary State Highway S10-76 (Ladson Road) and the southwestern boundary of Secondary State Highway S10-881 (Lincolnville Road); thence northwestward, a distance of 9,700 ft. following the southwestern boundary of Secondary State Highway S10-881 (Lincolnville Road) to a point; thence southwestward 5,400 ft. to a point; thence northwestward 550 ft. to a point; thence southwestward 600 ft. to a point; thence northwestward on a true bearing of N 42° 15' 31" W to the center line of Sawmill Branch, 51.1 chains southwest of the southwestern right-of-way line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation (measured in a straight line); thence from this point following the center line of Sawmill Branch to its intersection with the southeastern right-of-way line of Richardson Avenue; thence from this point southeastward along the southeastern right-of-way of Richardson Avenue to its intersection with Owens Road; thence northeastward following the eastern boundaries of Challedon and Meadowbrook subdivisions to a point on the north side of East Third Street North; thence northwestward a distance of 1,200 ft. to a point; thence northeastward to a point on the north side of U.S. Highway 78 (5th North); thence southeastward following the northern boundary of U.S. Highway 78 (5th North) to a point; thence southwestward a distance of 325 ft. to a point; thence southeastward a distance of 379 ft. to a point; thence northeastward a distance of 325 ft. to a point on the north side of U.S. Highway 78 (5th North); thence a distance of approximately 760 ft. to a point; thence northeastward a distance of 1,500 ft. following the property line of the real estate of John Finucan and Maggie F. Peters to a point at which the northeastern corner of Dorchester County intersects with Berkeley and Charleston counties; thence S 50° 20' E to intersection with the eastern right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 78, a distance of 83.9 chains; thence southeastward following the southeastern right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 78 to its intersection with the southern right-of-way line of the S.C. Highway S10-76 (Ladson Road), a distance of 259.1 chains; thence eastward following the southern right-of-way line of S.C. Highway S10-76 (Ladson Road) to its intersection with the eastern boundary of the Elms Tract, now owned by the Goose Creek Land Company; thence southward following the eastern boundary of said tract to its intersection with the center line of Goose Creek; thence eastward following the center line of Goose Creek to its intersection with the western right-of-way line of the CSX Corporation; thence southward following said western right-of-way line to its intersection with the southern right-of-way line of Secondary State Highway S-8-13 (Remount Road); thence eastward by a straight line to its intersection with the center line of Goose Creek at its mouth; thence following a line with a true azimuth of 147° (bearing of S 33° E) to the center line of the Cooper River; thence southward following the center line of the Cooper River to its intersection with the center line of the Wando River as shown on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Survey chart 11524, 38th edition, dated March 23, 1991; thence northeastward following the center line of the Wando River to its intersection with the center line of Guerin's Creek; thence northeastward following the center line of Guerin's Creek to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road); thence northward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road) to its intersection with the center line of the old Halfway Creek Road; thence northeastward following the center line of the old Halfway Creek Road to its intersection with the center line of Lincoln Road; thence southward following the center line of Lincoln Road to its intersection with the center line of Wambaw Creek; thence eastward following the center line of Wambaw Creek to its intersection with the center line of the South Santee River; thence southeastward following the center line of the South Santee River to a point at latitude 33° 06' 59.743" N, longitude 79° 16' 50.003" W (North American Datum 1983) in the South Santee River; thence southwestward on a straight line to a point at latitude 33° 05' 55.943" N, longitude 79° 17' 42.847" W (North American Datum 1983); thence southeastward on a true azimuth of 145° (bearing of S 35° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 145° (bearing of S 35° E) extending from a point at 32° 30' 57.711" N, longitude 80° 16' 35.854" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of Jeremy Inlet; thence northwestward on said line from the Territorial Sea boundary to said point at the mouth of Jeremy Inlet, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 4. Section 4-3-150 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 4-3-150. Colleton County is bounded as follows: by a line originating at a point where the center line of the Big Salkehatchie River intersects the Bamberg County line; thence northeastward by its various courses following the Bamberg County line to its intersection with the center line of the Edisto River; thence southeastward and eastward following the center line of the Edisto River to its intersection with the center line of the South Edisto River; thence southward by the center line of the South Edisto River to a point at latitude 32° 30' 00.676" N, longitude 80° 21' 09.844" W (North American Datum 1983); thence southeastward from said point following a straight line extending to the center line of Big Bay Creek; thence eastward by the center lines of Big Bay Creek and Scott Creek to a point at latitude 32° 30' 57.711" N, longitude 80° 16' 35.854" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of Jeremy Inlet; thence from said point following a line with a true azimuth of 145° (bearing of S 35° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 115° 30' (bearing of S 64° 30' E) extending from a point at latitude 32° 29' 06.078" N, longitude 80° 28' 36.683" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of the Coosaw River; thence northwestward on said line from the Territorial Sea boundary to said point at the mouth of the Coosaw River; thence westward following the center line of the Coosaw River to its intersection with the center line of the Combahee River; thence northwestward following the center line of the Combahee River to its intersection with the center line of the Big Salkehatchie River; thence northwestward following the center line of the Big Salkehatchie River to a point where said line intersects the Bamberg County line, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 5. Section 4-3-270 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 4-3-270. Georgetown County is bounded as follows: by a line originating at Britton's Ferry (abandoned) on the Great Pee Dee River; thence northeastward on a true azimuth of 45° (bearing of N 45° E) to the center line of the Great Pee Dee River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Great Pee Dee River to its intersection with the center line of Bull Creek; thence southeastward following the center line of Bull Creek to its intersection with the center line of the Waccamaw River; thence southward following the center line of the Waccamaw River to a point at latitude 33° 34' 22.623" N, longitude 79° 06' 03.848" W (North American Datum 1983); thence eastward following a straight line to a point at latitude 33° 34' 21.602" N, longitude 79° 00' 06.564" W (North American Datum 1983) on the seashore; thence on a true azimuth of 126° (bearing of S 54° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line extending from a point at latitude 33° 05' 55.931" N, longitude 79° 17' 42.847" W (North American Datum 1983) to the Territorial Sea boundary on a true azimuth of 145° (bearing of S 35° E); thence northwestward on said line from the Territorial Sea boundary to said point; thence northeastward following a straight line to a point at latitude 33° 06' 59.785" N, longitude 79° 16' 49.966" W (North American Datum 1983) in the South Santee River; thence northeastward and northwestward following the center line of the South Santee River to its intersection with the center line of the Santee River; thence northwestward following the center line of the Santee River to its intersection with a line extending on a true azimuth of 36° 30' (bearing of N 36° 30' E) from Leneud's Ferry (abandoned) on the southwest bank of the Santee River; thence northeastward from said point on said line to the main road leading from Leneud's Ferry (abandoned) on the northeast bank of the Santee River; thence northeastward following the old main road leading from Leneud's Ferry (abandoned) across Potato Ferry (abandoned) on the Black River to Britton's Ferry (abandoned) on the Great Pee Dee River, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 6. Section 4-3-310 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 4-3-310. Horry County is bounded as follows: by a line originating at the point where the boundary line between South Carolina and North Carolina intersects the center line of the Lumber River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Lumber River to its intersection with the center line of the Little Pee Dee River; thence southwestward and southeastward following the center line of the Little Pee Dee River to its intersection with the center line of the Great Pee Dee River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Great Pee Dee River to its intersection with the center line of Bull Creek; thence southeastward following the center line of Bull Creek to its intersection with the center line of the Waccamaw River; thence southward following the center line of the Waccamaw River to a point at latitude 33° 34' 22.623" N, longitude 79° 06' 03.848" W (North American Datum 1983) in the Waccamaw River; thence eastward following a straight line to a point at latitude 33° 34' 21.602" N, longitude 79° 00' 06.564" W (North American Datum 1983) on the seashore; thence on a true azimuth of 126° (bearing of S 54° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with the seaward boundary between South Carolina and North Carolina; thence northwestward following the seaward boundary between South Carolina and North Carolina on a line as described by monuments located at latitude 33° 51' 50.7214" N, longitude 78° 33' 22.9448" W (NC-SC Granite Marker #2); latitude 33° 51' 36.4626" N, longitude 78° 33' 06.1937" W (NC-SC Granite Marker #1); and latitude 33° 51' 07.8792" N, longitude 78° 32' 32.6210" W (Bird Island-NC-SC Boundary 1977) (North American Datum 1927); thence northwestward following the boundary line between South Carolina and North Carolina to its intersection with the center line of the Lumber River, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 7. Section 4-3-320 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 4-3-320. Jasper County is bounded as follows: by a line originating at a point in the Savannah River, where the township line between Lawton and Goethe townships on one side and Robert and Coosawhatchie townships on the other in Hampton County intersects the South Carolina-Georgia state line; thence northeastward following said line between said townships to its intersection with the center line of the Coosawhatchie River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Coosawhatchie River to its intersection with the center line of the Tulifinny River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Tulifinny River to its intersection with the western side of the right-of-way of the CSX Corporation's railroad track; thence northeastward following the western side of said right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of the Pocotaligo River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Pocotaligo River to its intersection with the center line of the Broad River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Broad River to its intersection with the center line of Boyd Creek; thence westward following the center line of Boyd Creek to its intersection with the center line of Coles Creek; thence by its various courses following the center line of Coles Creek to its intersection with a straight line having a true azimuth of 15° (bearing of N 15° E) extending from a point at latitude 32° 27' 01.235" N, longitude 80° 50' 30.835" W (North American Datum 1983) on Belia Point on the south side of Coles Creek; thence southwestward following said line to said point; thence southwestward following a straight line from said point to the center line of Euhaw Creek opposite Bolon Hall; thence following the center line of Euhaw Creek to its intersection with the center line of Hazzard Creek; thence following the center line of Hazzard Creek and through the nearest waterways following their center lines to a point on Manigaults Neck where the land line dividing the land now or formerly owned by the Chelsea Club from the land now or formerly owned by Fripp intersect the center line of said creek or waterway; thence following said land line to its intersection with the Fripp public road; thence following the Jasper County side of the said Fripp public road to its intersection with the Hazel road; thence westward following the Jasper County side of said Hazel road to its intersection with a public road at or near Hazel Episcopal Church; thence westward following the Jasper County side of said public road to its intersection with the Charleston and Savannah turnpike; thence following the Jasper County side of the said turnpike to a point opposite its intersection with the southern boundary line of the land now or formerly owned by the Okeetee Club; thence across said road to said boundary line; thence westward following said line to the center line of the New River; thence southeastward following the center line of the New River to a point at latitude 32° 04' 47.542" N, longitude 80° 52' 44.958" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of the New River; thence southeastward on a true azimuth of 135° (bearing of S 45° E) to the seaward boundary of South Carolina and Georgia; thence westward along the seaward boundary of South Carolina and Georgia to the Savannah River and continuing northwestward up the Savannah River along the South Carolina-Georgia boundary in the Savannah River to the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 8. Section 22-2-190(7) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(7) Beaufort County:

Sheldon - Comprised of Sheldon 1, 2, and Dale Lobeco precincts and bounded as follows: by a line beginning at the intersection of the Beaufort-Jasper County line and the Beaufort-Hampton County line; thence northeastward following the Beaufort-Hampton County line to its intersection with the Beaufort-Colleton County line; thence southeastward following the Beaufort-Colleton County line until its intersection with the center line of the Coosaw River; thence westward following the center line of the Coosaw River to its intersection with the center line of Whale Branch; thence westward following the center line of Whale Branch to its intersection with the Beaufort-Jasper County line; thence northward following the Beaufort-Jasper County line to its intersection with the Beaufort-Hampton County line, the point of origin.

Bluffton - Comprised of Bluffton 1, 2, 3, and Chechessee precincts and bounded as follows: by a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Ramshorn Creek and the Beaufort-Jasper County line; thence northward by its various courses following the Beaufort-Jasper County line to its intersection with the center line of the Broad River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Broad River to its intersection with the center line of the Chechessee River in Port Royal Sound; thence westward following the center line of the Chechessee River to its intersection with the center line of Skull Creek; thence southwestward following the center line of Skull Creek to its intersection with the center line of Mackay Creek; thence southward following the center lines of Mackay Creek and Calibogue Sound to the intersection of the center line of Calibogue Sound and the center line of the Cooper River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Cooper River to its intersection with the center line of Ramshorn Creek; thence southwestward following the center line of Ramshorn Creek to its intersection with the Beaufort-Jasper County line, the point of origin.

Daufuskie - Comprised of Daufuskie precinct and bounded as follows: by a line beginning at the intersection of Ramshorn Creek and the Beaufort-Jasper County line; thence southeastward following the Beaufort-Jasper County line to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 135° (bearing of S 45° E) extending from a point at latitude 32° 06' 21.943" N, longitude 80° 49' 59.395" W (North American Datum 1983) offshore from the mouth of Calibogue Sound; thence northwestward on said line to said point offshore from the mouth of Calibogue Sound; thence northward on a straight line to a point at latitude 32° 07' 14.232" N, longitude 80° 49' 59.394" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of Calibogue Sound; thence northeastward following the center line of Calibogue Sound to its intersection with the center line of the Cooper River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Cooper River to its intersection with the center line of Ramshorn Creek; thence southwestward following the center line of Ramshorn Creek to its intersection with the Beaufort-Jasper County line, the point of origin.

Hilton Head- Comprised of Hilton Head 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 15B precincts and bounded as follows: by a line beginning at the intersection of the center lines of the Broad and Beaufort Rivers in Port Royal Sound (defined as latitude 32° 14' 53.111" N and longitude 80° 39' 23.397" W) (North American Datum 1983), thence northwestward following the center line of the Broad River to its intersection with the center line of the Chechessee River in Port Royal Sound; thence westward following the center line of the Chechessee River to its intersection with the center line of Skull Creek; thence southwestward following the center line of Skull Creek to its intersection with the center line of Mackay Creek; thence southward following the center lines of Mackay Creek and Calibogue Sound to a point at latitude 32° 07' 14.232" N, longitude 80° 49' 59.394" W (North American Datum 1983) at the mouth of Calibogue Sound; thence southward on a straight line to a point at latitude 32° 06' 21.943" N, longitude 80° 49' 59.395" W (North American Datum 1983) offshore from the mouth of Calibogue Sound; thence southeastward from said point following a line with a true azimuth of 135° (bearing of S 45° E) to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 149° (bearing of S 31° E) extending from the intersection of the center lines of the Broad and Beaufort Rivers in Port Royal Sound to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northwestward on said line to said point in Port Royal Sound, the point of origin.

Beaufort - Comprised of Beaufort 1A, 1B, Beaufort 2, Beaufort 3, Burton 1A, 1B, Burton 2A, 2B, 2C, Burton 3, Mossy Oaks 1A, 1B, Mossy Oaks 2, Port Royal 1, 2, and Seabrook 1, 2, 3 precincts and bounded as follows: by a line beginning at the intersection of the center lines of the Broad and Beaufort Rivers (defined as latitude 32° 14' 53.111" N and longitude 80° 39' 23.397" W (North American Datum 1983) in Port Royal Sound; thence northward following the center line of the Beaufort River to its intersection with the center line of Brickyard Creek; thence northward following the center line of Brickyard Creek to its intersection with the center line of Whale Branch at the head of the Coosaw River; thence westward following the center line of Whale Branch to its intersection with the center line of the Broad River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Broad River to its intersection with the center line of the Beaufort River in Port Royal Sound, the point of origin.

St. Helena- Comprised of St. Helena 2A, 2B, 2C, and Lady's Island 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A precincts and bounded as follows: by a line beginning at the intersection of the center lines of the Broad and Beaufort Rivers in Port Royal Sound (defined as latitude 32° 14' 53.111" N and longitude 80° 39' 23.397" W (North American Datum 1983); thence northward following the center line of the Beaufort River to its intersection with the center line of Brickyard Creek; thence northward following the center line of Brickyard Creek to its intersection with the center line of Whale Branch at the head of the Coosaw River; thence eastward following the center line of the Coosaw River to its intersection with the Beaufort-Colleton County line; thence southeastward following the Beaufort-Colleton County line to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 149° (bearing of S 31° E) extending from the intersection of the center lines of the Broad and Beaufort Rivers in Port Royal Sound to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northwestward on said line to said point in Port Royal Sound, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 9. The item heading and the first seven paragraphs of Section 22-2-190(10) of the 1976 Code are amended to read:

"(10) Charleston County

Jury Area No. 1:

Beginning at the intersection of the Charleston-Colleton and the Charleston-Dorchester County lines; thence southeastward following the Charleston-Dorchester County line to the center line of Rantowles Creek; thence southeastward following the center line of Rantowles Creek to its intersection with a straight line extending the center line from the northeastern end of Secondary State Road 1910 (Rantowles Court); thence southwestward following said line to the center line of Secondary State Road 1910 (Rantowles Court); thence southwestward following the center line of Secondary State Road 1910 (Rantowles Court) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Road 1840 (Waldon Road); thence southeastward following the center line of Secondary State Road 1840 (Waldon Road) to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Savannah Highway); thence northeastward following the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Savannah Highway) to the center line of Rantowles Creek; thence southeastward following the center line of Rantowles Creek to its intersection with the center line of the Stono River (Intracoastal Waterway); thence southwestward following the center line of the Stono River (Intracoastal Waterway) to its junction with Wadmalaw Sound; thence southwestward following the center line of the Intracoastal Waterway through Wadmalaw Sound to its junction with the center line of the Wadmalaw River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Wadmalaw River to its intersection with the center line of the North Edisto River; thence southeastward following the center line of the North Edisto River to a point at latitude of 32° 33' 24.220" N, longitude 80° 10' 51.297" E (North American Datum 1983) between Seabrook Island and Deveaux Bank; thence southeastward from said point on a true azimuth of 130° (bearing of S 50° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with the Charleston-Colleton County line; thence northwestward following said county line to the mouth of Jeremy Inlet; thence by its various courses following said county line to its intersection with the Charleston-Dorchester County line, the point of origin.

Jury Area No. 2:

Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of Rantowles Creek and the Stono River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Stono River (Intracoastal Waterway) to its junction with Wadmalaw Sound; thence southwestward following the center line of the Intracoastal Waterway through Wadmalaw Sound to junction with center line of the Wadmalaw River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Wadmalaw River to its intersection with the center line of the North Edisto River; thence southeastward following the center line of the North Edisto River to a point at latitude of 32° 33' 24.220" N, longitude 80° 10' 51.297" E (North American Datum 1983) between Seabrook Island and Deveaux Bank; thence southeastward from said point on a true azimuth of 130° (bearing of S 50° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with the center line of the Fort Sumter Range; thence northwestward following the center line of the Fort Sumter Range to its intersection with the center line of the Mt. Pleasant Range; thence northwestward following the center line of the Mt. Pleasant Range to its intersection with the center line of South Channel; thence westward following the center line of South Channel to its intersection with the center line of the Ashley River; thence northwestward following the center line of the Ashley River to its intersection with the center line of Wappoo Creek; thence westward following the center line of Wappoo Creek to its intersection with the center line of Elliott Cut; thence westward following the center line of Elliott Cut to its intersection with the center line of the Stono River; thence westward following the center line of the Stono River to its intersection with the center line of Rantowles Creek, the point of origin.

Jury Area No. 3:

Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Hog Island Reach and the center line of the Wando River; thence southward following the center line of Hog Island Reach to its intersection with the center line of Rebellion Reach; thence southeastward following the center line of Rebellion Reach to its intersection with the center line of South Channel; thence westward following the center line of South Channel to its intersection with the center line of the Ashley River; thence northwestward and westward following the center line of the Ashley River to its intersection with a straight line extending westward from the center line of the western end of Mt. Pleasant Street; thence eastward following said line to the center line of Mt. Pleasant Street; thence eastward following the center line of Mt. Pleasant Street and a straight line extending the center line from the eastern end of Mt. Pleasant Street to its intersection with the center line of Town Creek; thence northward following the center line of Town Creek to its intersection with the center line of Myers Bend; thence northward following the center line of Myers Bend to its intersection with the Charleston-Berkeley County line in the Cooper River; thence eastward following the Charleston-Berkeley County line to its intersection with the center line of the Wando River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Wando River to its intersection with the center line of Hog Island Reach, the point of origin.

Jury Area No. 4:

Beginning at the intersection of the Charleston-Dorchester County line and the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of the Ashley River; thence southward following the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of the Ashley River to its intersection with the center line of Sawpit Creek; thence southwestward following a line with a true azimuth of 253° (bearing of S 17° W) to the center line of the Ashley River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Ashley River to its intersection with a straight line extending westward from the center line of the western end of Mt. Pleasant Street; thence eastward following said line to the center line of Mt. Pleasant Street; thence eastward following the center line of Mt. Pleasant Street and a straight line extending the center line from the eastern end of Mt. Pleasant Street to its intersection with the center line of Town Creek; thence northward following the center line of Town Creek to its intersection with the center line of Myers Bend; thence northward following the center line of Myers Bend to its intersection with the Charleston-Berkeley County line; thence by its various courses following the Charleston-Berkeley County line to its intersection with the Charleston-Dorchester County line; thence by its various courses following the Charleston-Dorchester County line to its intersection with the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of the Ashley River, the point of origin.

Jury Area No. 5:

Beginning at the intersection of the center line of the Wando River and the center line of Hog Island Reach; thence southward following the center line of Hog Island Reach to its intersection with the center line of Rebellion Reach; thence southeastward following the center line of Rebellion Reach to its intersection with the center line of the Mt. Pleasant Range; thence southeastward following the center line of the Mt. Pleasant Range to its intersection with the center line of the Fort Sumter Range; thence southeastward following the center line of the Fort Sumter Range to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 125° (bearing of S 35° E) extending from a point at the center of Price Inlet; thence northwestward following said line to said point; thence northwestward and northeastward from said point following the center line of Price Creek to its intersection with the center line of the Intracoastal Waterway in Seewee Bay; thence northeastward following the center line of the Intracoastal Waterway in Seewee Bay to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 136° 30' (bearing of S 43° 30' E) extending the center line at the southeastern end of Secondary State Highway 1170 (Bulls Island Road); thence northwestward following said line to the center line of Secondary State Highway 1170 (Bulls Island Road); thence northwestward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 1170 (Bulls Island Road) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 584 (Seewee Road); thence southwestward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 584 (Seewee Road) to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Ocean Highway); thence northeastward following the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Ocean Highway) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road); thence westward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road) to its intersection with the center line of Guerin Creek; thence southwestward following the center line of Guerin Creek to its intersection with the center line of the Wando River; thence southwestward following the center line of the Wando River to its intersection with the center line of Hog Island Reach, the point of origin.

Jury Area No. 6:

Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Rantowles Creek and the Charleston-Dorchester County line; thence by its various courses following the Charleston-Dorchester County line to its intersection with the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of the Ashley River; thence southeastward following the ordinary high-water line on the eastern bank of the Ashley River to its intersection with the center line of Sawpit Creek; thence southwestward following a line with a true azimuth of 253° (bearing of S 17° W) to its intersection with the center line of the Ashley River; thence southeastward following the center line of the Ashley River to its intersection with the center line of Wappoo Creek; thence westward following the center line of Wappoo Creek to its intersection with the center line of Elliott Cut (Intracoastal Waterway); thence westward following the center line of Elliott Cut (Intracoastal Waterway) to its intersection with the center line of the Stono River; thence westward following the center line of the Stono River to its intersection with the center line of Rantowles Creek; thence northward following the center line of Rantowles Creek to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Savannah Highway); thence southwestward following the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Savannah Highway) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 1840 (Waldon Road); thence northwestward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 1840 (Waldon Road) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 1910 (Rantowles Court); thence northeastward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 1910 (Rantowles Court) and a straight line extending the center line from the northeastern end of Secondary State Highway 1910 (Rantowles Court) to its intersection with the center line of Rantowles Creek; thence northwestward following the center line of Rantowles Creek to its intersection with the Charleston-Dorchester County line, the point of origin.

Jury Area No. 7:

Beginning on the Charleston-Berkeley County line at the intersection of the center lines of Guerin Creek and Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road); thence northeastward and eastward following said county line to its intersection with the Georgetown County line; thence by its various courses following the Charleston-Georgetown County line to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 125° (bearing of S 35° E) extending from a point at the center of Price Inlet; thence northwestward following said line to said point; thence northwestward and northeastward from said point following the center line of Price Creek to its intersection with the center line of the Intracoastal Waterway in Seewee Bay; thence northeastward following the center line of the Intracoastal Waterway in Seewee Bay to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 136° 30' (bearing of S 43° 30' E) extending the center line at the southeastern end of Secondary State Highway 1170 (Bulls Island Road); thence northwestward following said line to the center line of Secondary State Highway 1170 (Bulls Island Road); thence northwestward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 1170 (Bulls Island Road) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 584 (Seewee Road); thence southwestward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 584 (Seewee Road) to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Ocean Highway); thence northeastward following the center line of U.S. Highway 17 (Ocean Highway) to its intersection with the center line of Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road); thence westward following the center line of Secondary State Highway 98 (Guerin Bridge Road) to its intersection with the center line of Guerin Creek, the point of origin."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 10. Section 22-2-190(15) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(15) Colleton County:

No. 1 (Walterboro) - That area within a five mile radius of the county courthouse in Walterboro.

No. 2 - That area to the north and northwest of a line originating at the intersection of the center line of the Edisto River and the center line of U.S. Highway 15, thence southwestward following the center line of U.S. Highway 15 to the radius of Area No. 1; thence following the northern boundary of said Area No. 1 to a point intersecting with the center line of Primary State Highway 63; thence northwestward following the center line of Primary State Highway 63 to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 21; thence southwestward and westward following the center line of U.S. Highway 21 to its intersection with the center line of the Combahee River.

No. 3 - That area to the south and southeast of a line originating at the intersection of the center line of the Edisto River and the center line of U.S. Highway 15; thence southwestward following the center line of U.S. Highway 15 to the radius of Area No. 1; thence following the eastern, southern, and western boundary of said Area No. 1 to a point intersecting with the center line of Primary State Highway 63; thence northwestward following the center line of Primary State Highway 63 to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 21; thence southwestward and westward following the center line of U.S. Highway 21 to its intersection with the center line of the Combahee River."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 11. Section 22-2-190(22) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(22) Georgetown County

No. 1 - Comprised of Black River, Brown's Ferry, Georgetown No. 1, Georgetown No. 2, Georgetown No. 3, Georgetown No. 4, Georgetown No. 5, Georgetown No. 6, Georgetown No. 7, Kensington, Pennyroyal, Santee, Spring Gully, and Winyah Bay precincts, and including that area of the Territorial Sea encompassed by a line originating at a point at latitude 33° 06' 59.743" N, longitude 79° 16' 50.003" W (North American Datum 1983) in the South Santee River; thence southwestward on a straight line to a point at latitude 33° 05' 55.943" N, longitude 79° 17' 42.847" W (North American Datum 1983); thence southeastward on a true azimuth of 145° (bearing of S 35° E) to the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 90° (bearing of N 90° E) extending from a point at the center of the mouth of Winyah Bay; thence westward following said line to said point, which is on the boundary line between Santee and Pawley's Island No. 4 precincts.

No. 2 - Comprised of Andrews, Andrews Outside, Bethel, Potato Bed Ferry, Sampit, and Cedar Creek precincts.

No. 3 - Comprised of Choppee, Carver's Bay, Folly Grove, Grier's, Myersville, Plantersville, and Pleasant Hill precincts.

No. 4 - Comprised of Pawley's Island No. 1, Pawley's Island No. 2, Pawley's Island No. 3, and Pawley's Island No. 4 precincts, and including that area of the Territorial Sea encompassed by a line originating at the point where the boundary line between Murrell's Inlet and Pawley's Island No. 3 precincts intersect the mean high tide line on the seashore; thence southeastward following a line with a true azimuth of 126° (bearing of S 54° E) to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with a line having a true azimuth of 90° (bearing of N 90° E) extending from a point at the center of the mouth of Winyah Bay; thence westward following said line to said point, which is on the boundary line between Pawley's Island No. 4 and Santee precincts.

No. 5 - Comprised of Murrell's Inlet precinct, and including that area of the Territorial Sea encompassed by a line originating at the point where the precinct boundary line between Murrell's Inlet and Pawley's Island No. 3 precincts intersects the mean high tide line on the seashore; thence southeastward following a line with a true azimuth of 126° (bearing of S 54° E) to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with the Georgetown-Horry County line; thence northwestward following the Georgetown-Horry County line to a point at latitude 33° 34' 21.602" N, longitude 79° 00' 06.564" W (North American Datum 1983) on the seashore, the point where the northern boundary of Murrell's Inlet precinct intersects the seashore."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 12. Section 22-2-190(26) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(26) Horry County

No. 1 - Comprised of Port Harrelson, Toddville, Pawley's Swamp, Cedar Grove, Brownway, Juniper Bay, North Conway 1, North Conway 2, East Conway, West Conway, Jamestown, Race Path 1, Race Path 2, Four Mile, Homewood, Adrian, Maple, White Oak, Hickory Grove, Shell, Red Hill 1, Red Hill 2, Salem, and Inland precincts.

No. 2 - Comprised of Methodist Rehobeth, Galivants Ferry, Aynor, Mill Swamp, Cool Springs, Dog Bluff, Jordanville, and Horry precincts.

No. 3 - Comprised of Floyds, Spring Branch, Taylorsville, Pleasant View, and Mt. Olive precincts.

No. 4 - Comprised of Green Sea, Norton, and Jerigan's Cross Roads precincts.

No. 5 - Comprised of East Loris, Sweet Home, Ebenezer, Leon, Daisey, Mt. Vernon, Red Bluff, and West Loris precincts.

No. 6 - Comprised of Socastee 1, Socastee 2, Socastee 3, Marlowe, Surfside Beach 1, Surfside Beach 2, Surfside Beach 3, Surfside Beach 4, Coastal Lane 1, Coastal Lane 2, Dunes 1, Dunes 2, Dunes 3, Jet Port, Myrtle Wood 1, Myrtle Wood 2, Myrtle Wood 3, Ocean Forest 1, Ocean Forest 2, Ocean Forest 3, Garden City 1, Garden City 2, Garden City 3, Sea Oats 1, and Sea Oats 2 precincts, and including that area of the Territorial Sea encompassed by a line originating at the point where the boundary line between Dunes 3 and Windy Hill precincts intersects the mean high tide line on the seashore; thence southeastward following a line with a true azimuth of 126° (bearing of S 54° E) to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence southwestward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with the Horry-Georgetown County line; thence northwestward following the Horry-Georgetown County line to a point at latitude 33° 34' 21.602" N, longitude 79° 00' 06.564" W (North American Datum 1983) on the seashore, the point where the southern boundary of the Garden City 2 precinct intersects the mean high tide line at the seashore.

No. 7 - Comprised of Little River, Nixon's Cross Roads, Wampee, Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive 1, Ocean Drive 2, Crescent Beach, Windy Hill, Tilly Swamp, Dogwood, Brooksville, and Atlantic Beach precincts, and including that area of the Territorial Sea encompassed by a line originating at the point where the boundary line between Windy Hill and Dunes 3 precincts intersects the mean high tide line on the seashore; thence southeastward following a line with a true azimuth of 126° (bearing of S 54° E) to its intersection with the Territorial Sea boundary; thence northeastward following the Territorial Sea boundary to its intersection with the seaward boundary of South Carolina and North Carolina; thence northwestward following the seaward boundary of South Carolina and North Carolina to its intersection with the mean high tide line on the seashore of Bird Island, where the northern boundary of Cherry Grove precinct intersects the mean high tide line at the seashore.

No. 8 - Comprised of Bayboro, Joyner Swamp, Poplar Hill, Live Oak, Gurley, Allsbrook, and Hickory Hill precincts."

Boundaries redefined

SECTION 13. Section 22-2-190(27) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(27) Jasper County

No. 1 - Comprised of Coosawhatchie Township.

No. 2 - Comprised of Hardeeville Township and Yemassee Township, and including that area of the Territorial Sea encompassed by the Jasper County boundary line.

No. 3 - Comprised of Pocotaligo Township.

No. 4 - Comprised of Robert Township."

Repeal

SECTION 14. Section 4-3-160 of the 1976 Code is repealed.

Time effective

SECTION 15. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Approved the 8th day of April, 1992.