FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Hurst Calvin C 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/15/2020 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC [SFST]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
P.O. BOX 17465
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Banking Officer /
(Street)
GREENVILLE, SC 29606      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  2000 (1) D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options (right to buy)  4/16/2020  4/16/2029  Common Stock  4000  $35.35  D   
Stock Options (right to buy)  1/21/2021  1/21/2030  Common Stock  4000  $42.72  D   
Stock Options (right to buy)  5/19/2021  5/19/2030  Common Stock  8000  $25.1  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  On April 16, 2019, Mr. Hurst was awarded 2,000 shares of restricted stock under the Southern First Bancshares, Inc. 2016 Equity Incentive Plan. The restricted stock vests equally over four years.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hurst Calvin C
P.O. BOX 17465
GREENVILLE, SC 29606


Chief Banking Officer

Signatures
Calvin C. Hurst, /s/Julie A Fairchild, POA 9/25/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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