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7:35 am on Tuesday April 24, 2012

Palmetto Moon Helps Fund New Bus for Pattison's Academy

Palmetto Moon and The Bishop Family Foundation helped fund a new bus for Pattison’s Academy, a local organization that serves children with multiple disabilities by providing comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs. The organization...
10:05 am on Tuesday April 17, 2012

Gimme Shelter Announced to Benefit Operation Home

Operation Home announces the 2nd Annual Gimme Shelter presented by Home Team BBQ on Saturday, May 12th at 6pm at the Navy Yard at Noisette, 10 Storehouse Row. The Big Easy comes to the Lowcountry with lively entertainment, funky music from Dikki Du...
6:00 am on Monday November 8, 2010

Blind local activist takes his swing at breaking a world record

Image by Flickr user modomaticIn an effort to raise awareness for the blind, local activist Glenn Davis will attempt to break a world record and box against a speed bag and heavy boxing bag in an 26-hour endurance test. By the way, Davis is...
3:22 am on Wednesday March 3, 2010

S.C. lawmakers plan to cut funding to 26,000 people with disabilities

The Associated Press is reporting that South Carolina lawmakers are considering cutting all services for nearly 26,000 people with disabilities in an attempt to plug a $560 million budget hole in the Palmetto State. Parents of disabled children and...
4:50 am on Tuesday December 29, 2009

Governor, lawmakers engaged in $30 million disability lawsuit

Governor Mark Sanford and lawmakers have been slapped with a lawsuit from advocates for disabled South Carolina residents that say they've slashed services after illegally sending more than $30 million federal stimulus dollars to a state savings...
7:25 am on Saturday January 31, 2009

Community responds, buys children center some time

After word came that the Charles Webb Center for developmentally disabled children would close due to state budget cuts, many in the community responded with some $30,000 in donations. While it will only give the center another month or so to stay...
2:06 am on Sunday January 4, 2009

Left in the cold, disabled man has new home

Evicted from his home, R.W. Langford spent many of hist nights between Christmas and New Year's out in the cold in front of a downtown Charleston shelter. But he's now at an Christian-oriented Allendale home, renting a room for $55 a week. The whole...
5:54 am on Saturday November 22, 2008

State's special needs services getting trimmed

The S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs said it will close the Webb Center in West Ashley as a way to deal with the state's trimming of 11.5% of group's budget. Th Webb Center offers day care and education help to children with...
2:10 am on Monday September 8, 2008

Charleston's disabled struggle for adequate housing

Image by Flickr user viZZZual.comImage by 20080908disabled.jpg With all the handicap parking spots I see, I'd almost never think the disabled have no shortage of services, but, of course, one needs more than a parking spot to live their life. And...
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