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Editor’s Notes: Animals in the news make for good stories

Editor’s Notes: Animals in the news make for good stories
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the fun things I get to do every week is read the Pets of the Week column, which features one dog and one cat that desperately need homes.

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and …

Editorial: Children’s safety is a community issue

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

If a lawsuit is filed over school resource officers in the Dorchester District 2 schools, it would be a huge waste of time and money - especially considering everyone appears to agree on what needs to happen.

Opinion Shaper: Take pride in local beauty ­— don’t litter

Opinion Shaper: Take pride in local beauty ­— don’t litter
Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’m guessing most of Summerville is unware of a hidden gem we have right here in our backyard. Those lucky enough to have a boat or kayak and …

Inklings: How many birthdays?

Inklings: How many birthdays?

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:34 p.m.

The first birthday party I threw for you was when you left your teens. We had met during the previous Christmas vacation, both traveling on a train …

Editor’s Notes: Sports rookie appreciates sports legends

Editor’s Notes: Sports rookie appreciates sports legends
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the first rules of journalism that every writer learns early on is “write what you know.”

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By now you’ve probably heard about Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Career and Technology Center at Union County High School.

Inklings: On moving

Inklings: On moving
Friday, March 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

‘Move” was for 25 years my least favorite four-letter word. That’s because we’d done it 22 times over that period of …

Opinion Shaper: Protect the swamps so they can protect us

Opinion Shaper: Protect the swamps so they can protect us
Friday, March 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In my early years at the Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp, I used to play a game with visiting students. It was called Wetland Metaphors …

From the Mayor’s Office: The sweet life is in Summerville

From the Mayor’s Office: The sweet life is in Summerville

Summerville Mayor

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The first two months in office have been both interesting and exciting. Many business leaders and government officials have met with me concerning …

Editor’s Notes: Be careful, I care about that old bike

Editor’s Notes: Be careful, I care about that old bike
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’ve noticed that here in the Lowcountry, bicycles and cars are a little like oil and water. If you enjoy bike riding, you pretty much despise …

Smith Says: Rise above grumpy person syndrome

Smith Says: Rise above grumpy person syndrome
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:39 p.m.

My life is made of stardust, rainbows and unicorns. NOT.

...And the home of the free-for-all

...And the home of the free-for-all

Opinion Shaper

Friday, February 26, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the most alluring aspects of living in Summerville for me is the friendliness that the south is so famous for. It took a little getting used …

Editorial: Conservation an important part of community’s future

Friday, February 26, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A handful of people quietly cut a ribbon last week to mark improvements at Rosebrock Park at Bacons Bridge Road and Highway 61 south of Summerville.

Smith Says: Note to Southern men: Manners matter

Smith Says: Note to Southern men: Manners matter
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As most of you know, I’m a proud daughter of the South.

Editor’s Notes: Learning can be fun, really

Editor’s Notes: Learning can be fun, really
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Besides making sure every story ends with a period, I’ve got a few other tasks as the executive editor here.

Trash Talk: Excuses to recycling are garbage

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When was the last time you thought about the trash you generate?

Inklings: Touring your own home

Inklings: Touring your own home

For the Journal Scene

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Awhile back I was telling one of our young grandsons about the antique mahogany marble top cupboard in our foyer. It has one drawer and I informed …

Journal Scene Editorial: Privacy none of the government’s business

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We are never comfortable when the courts begin ordering businesses to trample on issues of privacy.

Smith Says: Hoarding purses and other confessions

Smith Says: Hoarding purses and other confessions
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

You know how, when you get together with friends to eat and have an adult beverage, the tone soon turns confessional?

Editor’s Notes: Make voting a family tradition

Editor’s Notes:  Make voting a family tradition
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Mothers teach us lots of things. Mine taught me to vote.

Inklings: TV ads, Super and otherwise

Inklings: TV ads, Super and otherwise
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Super Bowl 50 is over: decided by the score. (Rats!). But the ads, many of them, linger. They are largely scored by opinion and clearly response. I …

Opinion Shaper: Artists must head out of town to display work

Opinion Shaper: Artists must head out of town to display work
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By Renay Marsh

Editorial: It’s nearly time to cast your vote

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The candidates are coming to South Carolina. It’s time to cast your vote.

Smith Says: Country living is pretty good ‘out here’

Smith Says: Country living is pretty good ‘out here’
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:13 a.m.

My husband won’t like this column, but I’ve been living it long enough to write it.

Zika virus is nothing to sneeze at

Zika virus is nothing to sneeze at
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:14 a.m.

The Zika virus has the media abuzz.

Opinion Shaper: Public Parks a reflection of quality of life

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Fielding grounders with teammates on a dusty baseball diamond. Meeting friends at the downtown park on Friday after school. Fishing the waters of the local recreational forest. These nostalgic memories have proven to be quite formative experiences for a youth raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Inklings: Football food and fashion

Inklings: Football food and fashion
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hot dog! Cam Newton was sure a style setter with those Versace britches this week. With all the recipes in recent newspapers and magazines, …

Editor’s Notes: Context adds meaning to hike in the woods

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:53 a.m.

I went for a walk in the woods over the weekend and stumbled across a piece of history.

A sick day is no vacation

A sick day is no vacation
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:53 a.m.

I love my husband; I also love solitude. That can pose quite the dilemma since spouses generally, you know, live together.

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