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2011-UP-417 - SCDSS v. Jessie J. S.

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondent,

v.

Anna L., Jessie J. S., and John Doe, Defendants,

Of whom Jessie J. S. is the Appellant.

In the interest of a minor child under the age of eighteen years.


Appeal From Lexington County
 Richard W. Chewning, III, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2011-UP-417 
Submitted September 1, 2011 – Filed September 6, 2011


AFFIRMED


Shawn Boyd Deery, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Rose Mary McGregor, of Lexington, for Respondent.

Tressa T. H. Hayes, of Asheville, North Carolina, for Guardian ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: Jessie J. S. appeals from the family court's final order terminating his parental rights to his minor child.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 63-7-2570 (2010).  Upon a thorough review of the record and the family court's findings of fact and conclusions of law pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), we find no meritorious issues that warrant briefing.  Accordingly, we affirm the family court's ruling and grant counsel's petition to be relieved.

AFFIRMED.[1]

SHORT, WILLIAMS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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