Last bell schedule meeting is Nov. 18

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The last community bell schedule meeting will be held Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Alston Middle School.

Giant tortoise

Monday, November 17, 2014 2:20 p.m.

Jerry, a 35-year-old giant African Sulcata Tortoise, enjoys a nosh of grass along North Main Street near Shoney’s and IHOP. His owner, Randy …

Dorchester County under tornado watch UPDATED

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:05 p.m.

Dorchester County, along with Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and several other Lowcountry counties, is under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. According to NOAA, a tornado watch means "conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to form, but it also means that a few storms may be capable of producing a tornado." If the National Weather Service …

Flowertown pinks-out

Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and faculty members at Flowertown Elementary School displayed their pink pride in recognition of …

Women to Watch

Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Summerville Journal Scene honored its 2014 Women to Watch at a reception at the Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday. They are (left to right): …

Folks comment on hotel, town passes 2015 budget UPDATED

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Nearly all the seats in Town Hall were filled when Summerville residents came to provide mixed emotions about The Dorchester, the planned new …

Honor and Remembrance

Friday, November 14, 2014 5:01 a.m.

At a house on Duck Blind Court, a shadow soldier kneels in prayer before a cross, rifle in hand, in front of a group of service flags and the …

Day of Caring UPDATED

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:16 p.m.

Volunteers spread out across Dorchester County to take part in Trident United Way's Day of Caring on Nov. 14

Improvements to intersection on the way

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:33 p.m.

For motorists who find themselves frustrated by the busy and confusing four-way-stop intersection at Orangeburg Road, Tupperway Drive, and Embassy …

‘It was the best feeling in the world’

Friday, November 14, 2014 5:01 a.m.

It was late at night when the Summerville Competitive Performance Ensemble finished up its big marching band performance at Irmo High School.

Folks comment on hotel, town passes 2015 budget

Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:24 p.m.

Nearly all the seats in Town Hall were filled when Summerville residents came to provide mixed emotions about The Dorchester, the planned new …

Archiving our history

Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

With the primary mission of researching, recording and protecting the history of Dorchester County, the Dorchester County Archives and History Center …

DD2’s new schools could open in 2016, not 2015

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A rough winter might cause a setback in the new schools opening in Dorchester District Two.

Town to vote on annual budget

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

On Nov. 12 Summerville Town Council will meet to pass the second and final reading of an ordinance to adopt the town’s 2015 budget.

Residents protest downtown hotel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:01 p.m.

More than 50 “concerned citizens of Summerville” crowded into the County Council chambers in Summerville Nov. 6 to voice a multitude of concerns on …

State Supreme Court rules for poor school districts UPDATED

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:18 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that their students receive the opportunity to succeed.

Silent auction starts Thursday

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Looking to do some holiday shopping and help a good cause?

Council wants road project audit

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester County Council wants a set of fresh eyes on the road, or roads, as it were.

Town looks to renovate Hutchinson Square

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:53 p.m.

The public will be able to provide input on the design plans for renovating Hutchinson Square.

Teen pleads guilty in fatal ‘brake-checking’ crash

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:36 a.m.

An 18-year-old Summerville man pleaded guilty Monday to reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Veterans honored

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Even the very elements -- stately blue skies, pleasant temperatures, and soft, peaceful breezes – seemed to pay homage to those who have sacrificed …

Honoring Service

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Veterans and their families were invited to place stars on this map at Coastal Coffee Roasters on Sunday to mark where they had been stationed while …

Dragway sued for wrongful death

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:39 a.m.

A local dragway and a racer are being sued over the death of a driver at the racetrack in 2011.

Parks and Rec reveals Hutchinson Square update ideas

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Summerville is looking to give Hutchinson Square a facelift.

County ups salaries to attract key employees

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:01 p.m.

With an improving economy comes an unexpected challenge to public agencies.

Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11

Sunday, November 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Knights of Columbus Assembly 1900 invite you to attend Summerville’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

Record number of storks nest in S.C.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Overall, 2014 was an excellent year for wood storks (Mycteria americana) nesting in South Carolina.

Citizens meet to discuss boutique hotel

Friday, November 7, 2014 10:13 a.m.

More than 50 people crowded into the County Council chambers in Summerville to voice a multitude of concerns on the town’s pending boutique hotel.

Summers Corner putting down roots

Friday, November 7, 2014 10:30 a.m.

“A community in a garden.”

Robinson, Hughes, Mitchum and Farnsworth win DD2 school board election

Friday, November 7, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Two new faces are joining Dorchester District Two’s school board – and two more are here to stay another four years.

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