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Editorial: 2016 provides opportunity to learn from past tragedies

Friday, January 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of our primary jobs as a newspaper is to help readers understand complicated issues, but we have a hard time making any sense of the violent racial issues that divided our community, state and country during 2015.

New Year’s Wishes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader …

Editor’s Notes: Breaking news is what we’re all about

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10:27 a.m.

Here in the news biz we spend a lot of time thinking about breaking news - the kinds of stories that happen unexpectedly, like fires and crashes and …

Editor’s Notes: Breaking news is what we’re all about

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Here in the news biz we spend a lot of time thinking about breaking news - the kinds of stories that happen unexpectedly, like fires and crashes and …

Editorial: Make resolution now to drive sober

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Today as we begin a week of celebration leading up to the new year, let us each do what we can to ensure that we make the holidays safe.

A (slight) twist of a (toothless) tale

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

‘Dad, there’s something I just don’t understand.”

Guest Opinion: ‘Tis the Season to Remember Our Blessings

Thursday, December 24, 2015 8:58 a.m.

Without a doubt, this has been a trying year for South Carolina. We have witnessed and experienced tough times - from the tragic killings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston that left our great state shaken to its core, to the recent floods that damaged many areas across the state. We have endured the deaths of Walter Scott and Officer Greg Alia. …

Time to drop grievances, begin governing

Summerville Town Council

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I would like to address the contrived controversy concerning the Summerville Town Council’s recent actions involving the duties of the mayor …

Editor’s Notes: Spoiler alert: How to be a good gift giver

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As I emerged from the Azalea Square theater Saturday – Star Wars spoiler alert: popcorn and a drink cost me nearly $15 – I realized I still had a handful of Christmas gifts I needed to track down.

Editor’s Notes: Spoiler alert: How to be a good gift giver

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:28 a.m.

As I emerged from the Azalea Square theater Saturday – Star Wars spoiler alert: popcorn and a drink cost me nearly $15 – I realized I …

The ghosts of Christmas past

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Christmas is here. If you’re not ready, relax. Take the pressure off. (Whenever someone asked Mom if she was done with holiday prep, …

Inklings: Birthday remembrances

Friday, December 18, 2015 10:14 a.m.

Did you hear historic corks popping last night? Or glimpse a glow of a lit birthday cake? It would have been pretty bright with 168 candles. It was …

Journal Scene Editorial: Headline: Make your voice heard by lawmakers

Friday, December 18, 2015 6:45 a.m.

The Issue: Lawmakers are about to begin the annual legislative session.

Smith Says: Christmas musings

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Thoughts while locked in a life-or-death struggle with a 6-foot, pre-lit, pre-decorated, pop-up Christmas tree:

Editor’s Notes: Enjoying the sounds of Christmas all around

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:07 a.m.

One of the fun parts of my jobs as the editor is that I get to read the community calendar before it gets published every week.

Lives Change @ Your Library: All Decked Up

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:07 a.m.

Sometimes Summerville Library (George H. Seago, Jr. Branch of Dorchester County Library) looks as though it’s set for a wedding. There are flowers, greenery, and art creating enough beauty to redesign our lives. For winter holidays, several groups coordinate to make the walls and halls festive.

Christmas icons, revisited

Friday, December 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Two of my favorite whimsical holiday men are known by their holiday colors: Santa dressed in red and the Grinch in green. I love each one because of …

Journal Scene Editorial: Shopping locally pays off in a big way

Friday, December 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With just a few weeks left until Christmas, now’s the best time to visit local retailers.

Julie’s guaranteed guide to Christmas shopping

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Let’s all take a moment to revel in the glorious, joyful, meaningful money-draining marathon known as Christmas shopping.

EDITOR’S NOTES: New face in editor’s chair

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Last summer, my youngest son and I spent several weeks in the garage building a couple of kayaks as part of a Scout project. The skin-on-frame …

Rein in changes before new government sworn in

Mayor-elect, Summerville

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Summerville voters made a clear choice on election day. They want Summerville’s leaders to preserve and protect a rapidly vanishing small- …

You can’t make this up

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Lawdamercy, people are crazy. Take these recent reports (from the Associated Press and other media outlets):

Black Friday Yes . . . No . . . Maybe?

Friday, November 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

By Barbara Lynch Hill

The power of love

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Ten years ago today, Widdle and I took a big gamble at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas.

‘Tis the season . . . . . . for grocery shopping in the deluxe mode.

Friday, November 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There’re always so many foodstuffs to buy now and in my case so many things to forget and so much “backing and forthing” to get …

Making changes for a fresh start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I write to clarify the facts regarding the upcoming change in administration in the Town of Summerville.

One more time

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Thank you for your service!”

When food worldviews clash

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Yesterday I opened the refrigerator, groaned and slammed the door. Then I opened the freezer, screamed and slammed the door.

The Great Pumpkin

Friday, November 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Great Pumpkin made its first (non) appearance in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip about a half century ago. Every year Linus waits to …

Greer, Greenville show BMW’s impact

Friday, November 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Greater Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce took a group of 15 people for an intra-community visit last month to Greer and Greenville. The …

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