THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
Jackie Franklin Davis, Respondent,
Department of Public
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF
Appeal From Laurens County
Thomas L. Hughston, Jr., Circuit Court Judge
Opinion No. 24938
Heard March 16, 1999 - Filed April 19, 1999
Senior Assistant General Counsel Patrick M. Teague
and General Counsel Frank L. Valenta, Jr., both of
South Carolina Department of Public Safety, of
Columbia, for petitioner.
William H. Nicholson, III of Nicholson & Anderson,
of Greenwood, for respondent.
PER CURIAM: We granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals
opinion in Davis v. South Carolina Department of Public Safety, 328 S.C.
578, 493 S.E.2d 871 (Ct. App. 1997). Pursuant to Thompson v. South
Carolina Department of Public Safety, Op. No. 24937 (S.C. Supreme Court
filed April 19, 1999), we now reverse.