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State loses ownership of marsh islands (access required)

The South Carolina Supreme Court has removed a roadblock that for years has thwarted the placing of docks or other structures on the state's marsh islands. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled in favor of a woman who sued to quiet title to a Beaufort County island. The decision overturned rulings under which the state of South Carolina asserted presumptive ownership of thousands of islands along the state's coast.

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