(A)   The drawing and composing of juries for single trials or terms of court shall be conducted, mutatis mutandi, according to the statutes relating to the drawing and composing of juries in magistrates’ courts, except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter. A person appointed by the Municipal Judge who is not connected with the trial of the case for either party shall draw out of compartment “A” of the jury box 30 names and the list of names so drawn shall be delivered to each party or to the attorney for each party.
   (B)   In addition to the procedure for drawing a jury list as provided for in division (A) above, in those courts which schedule terms for jury trials, the judge may select a jury list in the manner provided by this section. Not less than ten nor more than 20 days prior to a scheduled term of jury trials, a person selected by the presiding judge shall draw at least 40 jurors.
   (C)   The names drawn pursuant to either divisions (A) or (B) above shall be placed in a box or hat and individual names randomly drawn out one at a time until six jurors and four alternates are selected. Each party shall have a maximum of six peremptory challenges as to primary jurors and four peremptory challenges as to alternate jurors and the other challenges for cause as the court may permit. If for any reason it is impossible to select sufficient jurors and alternates from the names drawn, names shall be randomly drawn from compartment “A” until sufficient jurors and alternates are selected.
   (D)   Where a jury is drawn and composed for a single trial, as provided in division (A) above, the parties shall exercise peremptory challenges in advance of the trial date, and only persons selected to serve and alternates shall be summoned for the trial.
(1985 Code, § 7-42)
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   Similar provisions, see S.C. Code § 14-25-165