§56-6-1. Law docket.
Before every term of a circuit court, or any other court of
record exercising jurisdiction in the trial or hearing of actions
at law, the clerk shall make out a docket of the following cases
pending, to wit: First, cases of the state; secondly, motions and
actions, in the order in which the notices of the motions were
filed, or in which the proceedings at rules in the actions were
terminated, docketing together as new cases those not on the docket
at the previous term. He shall, under control of the court, set
the cases to certain days; and the docket shall be called and the
cases on it tried or disposed of for the term in that order, except
that the court may for good cause take up any case out of turn.