The office of Murrells Inlet Magistrate John Benso was moved last week to Pawleys Island pending a move to Litchfield Exchange next year, according to officials.
Benso’s office moved Friday and it will temporarily share quarters with Pawleys Island Magistrate Dan Furr until next year, when both offices move into the Litchfield Exchange, which Georgetown County officials purchased for use as office space. In addition to the magistrates’ offices, a sheriff’s substation will also be housed at there.
The Murrells Inlet magistrate’s office was moved as a result of work taking place at the Murrells Inlet Community center, where the office has been housed for many years, Chief Magistrate Isaac L. Pyatt said. Because the office will move again in six to nine months, it didn’t make sense to look for a temporary space to house the Murrells Inlet magistrate’s office, Pyatt said.
Inlet residents won’t see any other changes to business in the magistrate’s office. The office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Benso will continue to hold court on Thursdays, while Furr will have court on Wednesdays.
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