• STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ) IN T...

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ) IN THE FAMILY COURT ) SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF YORK ) 2017-DR-46-2244 ) South Carolina Department ) of Social Services, ) ) AMENDED Plaintiff, ) SUMMONS, NOTICE OF HEARING, vs. ) Explanation of the Right to an Amanda Harris ) ATTORNEY ) [Removal] Defendants. ) ) IN THE INTEREST OF: ) Makenziee Henry DOB:3/12/2001 ) Minors Under the Age of 18 ) _________________________________ ) YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and served with the complaint in this action. You are not required to answer the complaint, but if you do, you should serve a copy of your answer upon plaintiff through its attorney, David E. Simpson, at 933 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED AND SUMMONED TO APPEAR as follows: 1. For a merits/permanency planning hearing to be held at the YORK County Family Court 1070 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, South Carolina on October 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. At this hearing, the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) will present evidence on the circumstances leading to the child being taken into custody, determine whether those circumstances still exist and set temporary child support until the case is heard on the merits. You may submit affidavits regarding the facts which are alleged to form the basis of the removal and cross-examine DSS's witnesses as to whether probable cause existed to effect emergency removal. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the guardian ad litem (GAL) who is appointed by the court in this action to represent the best interests of the child(ren) will provide the family court with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the issues brought before the court along with recommendations; (2) the GAL's written report will be available for review twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the GAL Program county office. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, as a named Defendant in this action, you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. It is your responsibility to contact the Clerk of Court's Office, 1070 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732 to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply.) You must do so before the hearing date. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE on all pleadings in this section. S. C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ______________ David E. Simpson Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services 933 Heckle Boulevard Rock Hill, SC 29732 (803) 909-7728 5113 ____________________, 2018 Rock Hill, South Carolina LP3892815