THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
J. Scott Kunst, Appellant,
Mike Parham and Judy Parham, Respondents.
Appeal From Greenville County
Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-531
Submitted December 1, 2010 – Filed December 13, 2010
J. Scott Kunst, pro se, of Simpsonville, for Appellant.
Blake Smith, of Greenville, and Paul Zion, of Spartanburg, for Respondents.
PER CURIAM: J. Scott Kunst appeals the circuit court's grant
of summary judgment for his cause of action for defamation against Mike and
Judy Parham. We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: Hunt v. S.C.
Forestry Comm'n, 358 S.C. 564, 573, 595 S.E.2d 846, 851 (Ct. App.
2004) ("Issues raised in a brief but not supported by authority are deemed
abandoned and will not be considered on appeal."); see also In
re McCracken, 346 S.C. 87, 92, 551 S.E.2d 235, 238 (2001) ("A bald
assertion, without supporting argument, does not preserve an issue for
THOMAS, PIEPER, AND GEATHERS, JJ., concur.
 We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.