SONIC donates money to Summerville teachers: SONIC Drive-In donated to 7 Summerville teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. SONIC made the contributions as part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with DonorChoose.org. The goal of the initiative was to help provide teachers with classroom supplies and learning resources. Sonic launched a campaign to match donations and gave the teachers $665. Full story here.
Surgeons built new jaw for SC 15-year-old out of her leg bone in 12 hours: Arionna McKnight was looking at six months or more without a set of teeth at just 15 years old after a dentist found a tumor growing in her jaw. But a surgery new to the Medical University of South Carolina gave her a new jaw built from her leg bone in one day. The procedure that saved McKnight the stress of months without teeth, coined “Jaw in a Day,” is unusually complex and requires a team of multiple specialists working on the patient in the operating room at the same time. Full story here.
Trident holds ceremony for Women's and Children's services: An era is coming to a close at Trident Medical Center, after 44 years the Labor and Delivery unit will be close and will move to Summerville Medical Center. At a ceremony on June 28th Trident Medical Center honored the Labor and Delivery Unit as well as employees who have worked in the unit. The ceremony consisted of toasts, speeches and presentations all honoring the unit and the memories that were made. Full story here.
The fight goes on to preserve, explain SC’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil wars: More Revolutionary War battles and skirmishes were fought on South Carolina soil than in any other state. Full story here.
SC lawmakers spend $27 million for undisclosed projects: The $9 billion state budget that takes effect Monday spends tens of millions of dollars on local parks, festivals, law enforcement agencies and historic buildings. Which ones? Even most legislators don’t know. Full story here.