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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 …

Stay alive to drive another day

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s heartbreaking, what’s happening on America’s roadsides. Drivers are killing cops, cops are killing drivers.

Boo to you too!

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The click of manual typewriter keys long after that typewriter was gone.

Can we hear you now?

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On a fall morning, Dr. Hollie Bahen, with a smile larger than normal, prepared Nick Daniels of The Summerville Journal Scene and I to receive a large amount of ear mold goo in our ears.

Lives Change @ Your Library: Be Booed and Wooed

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When autumn wafts the air, we sense a slowing down. We experience enough “slowing” to recall beautiful language. Consider the first line of Keats’ poem “To Autumn”: the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” Summerville’s George H. Seago, Jr. Library on Old Trolley Road covers both the …

Home Sweet Homestead: What’s Camp Meeting?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“They’re messing with us,” my husband Henry said to me. “They’re not going to have a big meal to eat. Just watch.”

Losing man - and woman’s - best friend

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There’s no easy way to say it: On Oct. 7, Nicky, our English Jack Russell Terrier, went A) To be with Jesus or B) To that great bacon buffet …

Mad as a hornet

Friday, October 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I never understood the depth of that phrase until a swarm of these tiny beasts decided to headquarter on our front porch. They took exception to our …

Waiting for the flood

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What happens when you’re waiting for the flood? Well, you…

Autumn nostalgia

Friday, October 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s all about vivid color.

Misdirected creativity

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m a walking, talking Pinterest fail.

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