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2008-UP-295 - SC DSS v. Jessie W.

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondent,

v.

Jessie W. and T.B., Defendants, of whom Jessie W. is Appellant.

In the Interests of N. B-W., DOB 5/27/92, and C. B-W., DOB 3/22/91, Minor Children under the Age of 18.


Appeal from Sumter County
 W. Jeffrey Young, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-295
Submitted June 1, 2008 – Filed June 5, 2008   


AFFIRMED


Charles Thomas Brooks, of Sumter, for Appellant.

Deborah T. Nielsen, of Sumter, for Respondent.

Lauren Boswell Stevens, of Sumter; for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: Jessie W. appeals a family court order issued subsequent to a merits hearing.  After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987) and SCDSS v. Frederick Downer, Sr., S.C.Sup.Ct. Order dated February 2, 2005 (expanding the procedure set forth in Cauthen to situations where an indigent person appeals from an order imposing other measures short of termination of parental rights, such as removal, based on child abuse and neglect), we affirm[1] the family court’s ruling and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

AFFIRMED.


HEARN, C.J., and SHORT, J., and KONDUROS, J., concur.


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