Money from landmark land sale not going where some had hoped

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health says it will spend the $15 million from their large Bull Street land sale to fund building and equipment maintenance. Some had hoped the proceeds from the 165 acre land sale would go more directly to patient care. The Department of Mental Health says the money will indeed indirectly help the patients because the money for the repairs will not have to be taken out of patient care. The $15 million will not come in one lump sum, however. It will be paid in installments over the next seven years.