THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
Lovern Benn, Respondent,
Gerald Lancaster, Sr. and Delores H. Lancaster, Defendants,
Of Whom Gerald Lancaster, Sr. is the Appellant.
Appeal From Richland County
Alison Renee Lee, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-055
Submitted November 20, 2002 – Filed January 16, 2003
Gerald Lancaster, Sr., of Columbia; for Appellant.
Lovern Benn, of Columbia; for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR and the following authorities: First Savings Bank v. McLean, 314 S.C. 361, 363, 444 S.E.2d 513, 514 (1994) (Appellant has abandoned his issues where he fails to “provide arguments or supporting authority for his assertion.” The party challenging the ruling below has the burden of showing error.); Fields v. Melrose Ltd. P’ship, 312 S.C. 102, 106 n.3, 439 S.E.2d 283, 285, n.3 (Ct. App. 1993) (An issue is deemed abandoned on appeal, and therefore, not presented for review, if it is argued in a short, conclusory statement without supporting authority.); Video Gaming Consultants, Inc. v. S.C. Dep’t of Revenue, 342 S.C. 34, 42 n.7, 535 S.E.2d 642, 646 n.7 (2000); Glasscock, Inc. v. U.S. Fid. & Guar. Co., 348 S.C. 76, 81, 557 S.E.2d 689, 691 (Ct. App. 2001) (“South Carolina law clearly states that short, conclusory statements made without supporting authority are deemed abandoned on appeal and therefore not presented for review.”). 
CONNOR, STILWELL, and HOWARD, JJ., concur.
 We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.