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The Honorable Derrick Dash

Judge Derrick Dash has served as a magistrate for Orangeburg County for since 1997. He currently serves Chief Magistrate. Judge Dash is supervisor of Central Traffic Court and Preliminary Hearing Court. He was born and raised in Orangeburg County. He is a resident of Elloree and received his degree from Benedict College. He was previously employed as an educator for Orangeburg County School District #3. He attends Andrew Chapel Baptist Church and is a member of Olive Grove Masonic Lodge #477. He professionally affiliated with The South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association, the National Judge's Association, The American Judges Association, SCEA, and NEA. He currently serves on the SC Court Administration Advisory Committee. He enjoys basketball, football, and his grandkids.

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Derrick Dash

The Honorable Donald R. West

Judge West was first appointed magistrate for Orangeburg County in 1985. He serves as an Eastern Region magistrate. He was born in Orangeburg County and currently resides in Bowman. He is a member of the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association. He also serves as the municipal judge for the town of Bowman and the town of Rowesville. Judge West is married and has one child.

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Donald R. West

The Honorable Jacob Gillens, Sr.

Judge Jacob Gillens, Sr. was first appointed a magistrate for Orangeburg County in 1985. He was born and currently resides in Eutawville. He serves as an Eastern Region Magistrate. He was formerly employed as an education specialist for Orangeburg County Consolidated School District Five. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, NEA, SCEA, NBA, National Judges Association, and the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association. He is a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church and enjoys golf, fishing, and exercising. He is married to Carolyn Gillens. They have six children, Corin, Lana, Jacob Jr., Bradford, Kioniona, and John.

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Jacob Gillens, Sr.

The Honorable Meree D. Williamson

Judge Meree Williamson was appointed a magistrate for Orangeburg County in 2004. She currently serves as associate supervisor of Central Region jury trials and associate supervisor of Central Traffic Court. She was born and currently resides in Norway. Judge Williamson received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the National Judges Association, the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association, the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, and St. Johns United Methodist Church in Norway. She is married to Joey Williamson and they have two sons.

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Meree D. Williamson

The Honorable Peggy D. Doremus

Judge Peggy Doremus was first appointed a magistrate for Orangeburg County in 1991. She serves as Associate Chief Magistrate. For the Central Region office she is the associate supervisor and the Bond Court supervisor. She also serves as the supervisor of the Western Region Magistrate office.

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Peggy D. Doremus

The Honorable Samuel A. Daily

Judge Daily was first appointed magistrate for Orangeburg County in 1993. He served as Chief Magistrate from July 2007 until June 2010. He served as Associate Chief Magistrate from July 2010 until December 2010.Judge Daily is the supervisor of the Eastern Region Magistrate Office. He is a graduate of Roberts High School, Holly Hill, SC; American Association of Industrial Management, Dedham, Mass.; National Judicial College, Special Jurisdiction, Reno, Nevada; and South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina. He is member of American Judges Association, National Judges Association, South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association and New Galilee Christian Church DOC, Holly Hill, South Carolina, where he serves as Elder of the Church. Judge Daily was born in St. George, and reared in Holly Hill, where he currently resides with his wife, Lue G. Daily of 38 years. They have four children and thirteen grandchildren.

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Samuel A. Daily

The Honorable Willie Robinson, Jr.

Judge Willie Robinson was born and resides in Orangeburg. He was appointed to serve as a magistrate in 1990. He served as the Associate Chief Magistrate from 1992-1999 and as Chief Magistrate from 1999-2007. He currently serves as the supervisor over the Central Region jury trials, Fraudulent Check Court, and Central Criminal Domestic Violence Court. He is a cum laude graduate of South Carolina State University and served in private sector management prior to appointment. He is a member of A.F.A.M.PHA and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is also a member of the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association, the National Judges Association, and the American Judges Association. He is a member of the United Methodist Church of Orangeburg and enjoys playing golf. Judge Robinson is married and the father of four children.

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Willie Robinson, Jr.