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2005-UP-518 - SCDSS v. Earle

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

South Carolina Department of Social Services,        Respondent,

v.

Tina Earle, Gene Rickard, Brenda Donahue,        Defendants,

of whom Tina Earle is        Appellant.

IN THE INTEREST OF:  Chance Rickard  DOB: 01/30/99 A Minor Under the Age of 18.


Appeal From Greenville County
R. Kinard Johnson, Jr., Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-518
Submitted August 1, 2005  Filed September 14, 2005  


AFFIRMED


Rodney Wade Richey, of Greenville, for Appellant.

Harry LaDon Phillips, Jr., of Greenville, for Respondent.

Ann Shipman Miner, of Pickens, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: This appeal arises from a contested Permanency Placement Hearing in which the family court denied a request to place the minor child in the custody of Tina Earles sister.  The court ordered the South Carolina Department of Social Services to file a termination of parental rights action against Earle and Gene Rickard.  Additionally, the court terminated visitation by the parents.  

After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), we affirm[1] the family courts ruling and grant counsels petition to be relieved.

AFFIRMED.

HEARN, C.J. and STILWELL and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.