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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
Johnny Crawford and Lillie B. Crawford, Appellants,
City of York, City of Clover, and York County, Defendants, of which York County is the Respondent.
Appeal from York County
S. Jackson Kimball, III, Circuit Court Judge
Memorandum Opinion No. 2009-MO-057
Heard September 17, 2009 – Filed November 2, 2009
Melvin Roberts, of York, for Appellants.
Terry Millar, of Rock Hill, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Appellants Johnny and Lillie B. Crawford appeal the trial court’s order granting summary judgment to Respondent York County. We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules and the following authorities: S.C. Const. art. V, § 24 (establishing the office of sheriff, the term of office, and providing that the General Assembly shall provide for their duties and compensation); Cone v. Nettles, 308 S.C. 109, 417 S.E.2d 523 (1992) (sheriff is a state official); Heath v. County of Aiken, 295 S.C. 416, 368 S.E.2d 904 (1988) (sheriff deputies are not employees of county).
WALLER, PLEICONES, BEATTY and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.