On the record: SPD patrol officers outfitted with body cameras

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:01 a.m.

An anonymous benefactor has enabled the Summerville Police Department to outfit all patrol officers with body cameras.

Council considers agency funding requests

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:24 p.m.

Dorchester County Council voted during its meeting Monday for an amendment that would increase funding for Dorchester District Two.

New ZIP code for Summerville

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:52 p.m.

Effective July 1 the U. S. Postal Service is adding a new ZIP Code and changing boundaries in Summerville to keep up with an expanding number of …

Hundreds show up to support DD2 at County Council UPDATED

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:14 a.m.

They may not get the 6.8 mill increase they wanted, but there is a possibility that Dorchester District Two will be getting some sort of increase …

Bike ride to raise awareness

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:25 p.m.

John Pardee was riding his bike on Trolley Road when he was hit by a car.

Reward offered as search for Berkeley shooter continues

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:31 p.m.

Law enforcement has announced an $11,000 reward for information leading to the capture of an unidentified suspect who ambushed and shot a Berkeley …

SLED releases sketch of person of interest; Rogers remains in critical condition UPDATED

Monday, May 18, 2015 3:04 p.m.

The May 14 shooting of a widely respected Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy shocked the county, and triggered a massive manhunt for the suspect. …

Behind the Apple - Chris Oonk

Monday, May 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Chris Oonk did not realize he wanted to be a teacher until his junior year of college.

‘Cops are human, too’

Monday, May 18, 2015 12:33 p.m.

According to Cpl. Dennis A. Henderson, “old guys rule.”

Feeling musical

Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Alex Agrest wants his fellow musicians to play music, not “work” music.

‘Leave a legacy of significance’

Saturday, May 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Every teacher is a leader and every business leader is a teacher.

Oakbrook-Ashley Riverfest UPDATED

Saturday, May 16, 2015 6:05 p.m.

The second annual Oakbrook-Ashley Riverfest was held Saturday.

Tree crashes into truck

Friday, May 15, 2015 11:32 a.m.

One of Summerville’s beloved pines nearly killed a man on Tuesday.

Driver dies after U.S. 78 collision

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:04 p.m.

A Ridgeville man died this morning after a crash on U.S. 78 near Campbell Thicket Road.

Sketch released of person of interest in Berkeley shooting UPDATED

Friday, May 15, 2015 3:35 a.m.

SLED has released a sketch of a person of interest in the shooting of a Berkeley County deputy.

Local musical combines sci-fi, love & comedy

Friday, May 15, 2015 12:17 p.m.

A life-sized, talking plant will devour humans as they dance and sing this month on the Summerville stage.

Pine trees removed on S. Main

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Nearly 30 pine trees were removed from the right-of-way in front of 607 and 611 S. Main Street in Summerville on May 12. Mayor Bill Collins, as well …

DD2 prepares for County Council

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester District Two board member Justin Farnsworth would love to see 1,000 people come and support the school district as it presents its budget …

Former Lowcountry officer indicted for child porn UPDATED

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:12 p.m.

A Summerville man indicted this week on child pornography charges once served in law enforcement in the Lowcountry.

Council extends contract with trash collector

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Despite reported complaints from people dissatisfied with the town’s trash collection service, town council members have opted to carry on …

Free Wi-Fi expands in downtown area

Special to the Journal Scene

Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:27 p.m.

As people gathered outside of town hall today they witnessed Mayor Bill Collins and others cut a rope of Ethernet cords as a welcome to extending …

Man on trial for attempted murder UPDATED

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:07 a.m.

A 20-year-old Lincolnville man stood trial this week in Dorchester County on charges he attempted to murder a Summerville couple two years ago after …

Body of missing man found in Georgia UPDATED

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:17 p.m.

The body of a local man who had been missing since February has been found in Georgia.

40 years for 2013 shooting incident

Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:52 p.m.

A 20-year-old man will spend the next 40 years behind bars without possibility for parole in connection with a 2013 shooting incident in Summerville. …

Man dies a week after moped crash UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:36 a.m.

A 60-year-old York, S.C., man died a week after his moped crashed in Dorchester County.

Smith begins board protests

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Community activist Louis Smith drew a straight line Monday from slavery-era laws prohibiting teaching slaves to read or write to the current state of …

Court staffing requests total more than $400K UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:34 p.m.

The Dorchester County offices for the First Circuit Solicitor and Public Defender have together requested more than $450,000 in county funding next year to increase staffing and alleviate rising case loads.

Bus service could be cut for some in DD2

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester District 2 students who live within 1.5 miles of school could find themselves hoofing it next year.

County: Tax increase needed for public safety

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Dorchester County Councilmen have voiced their opinions about a proposed 2016 county tax increase intended to cover costs related to citizen …

BCSO searching for Summerville man

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:16 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an elderly Summerville man Tuesday evening.

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