Sumter third circuit mentor passes torch to new public defender

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 2/4/20

For 45 years, Jack Howle Jr. has practiced law in Sumter, serving 12 of those years as the Third Judicial Circuit public defender for Sumter, Lee, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.

After reaching the South Carolina retirement age at 72, Howle …

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