Attorney General opinion affirms legal ads must be published in printed newspaper

The South Carolina Attorney General’s office has confirmed that public notices must be published in a printed newspaper of general circulation and not on an Internet news site.

The opinion written by Assistant Attorney General Anne Marie Crosswell said “online newspapers” that exist solely on the Internet with no print circulation would not be considered a newspaper of general circulation as the term is used within statutes and regulations imposing legal notice requirements for various purposes. Continue…