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Guest Editorial: Take a step back to look at solving traffic congestion

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I recently read in the Journal Scene that town council is contemplating an extra expenditure of $1.5 million on a transportation related project.

Guest Opinion: 2015 Town Hall by the Numbers

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As we find ourselves in the heart of the electoral process, lines are drawn, promises are made and passion filled politics infiltrate the newsrooms and social media outlets. During these moments, the day to day operations, challenges and achievements of local government begin to take a back seat to the flashier campaign headlines.

Inklings: Beth: from child, to angel, to reminiscence

Inklings: Beth: from child, to angel, to reminiscence
Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:27 p.m.

She was only 8 when we first met. The daughter of dear friends, her dad and my husband Jim were in the same fighter squadron at Otis AFB on Cape Cod. …

From the Mayor: Traffic, safety, jobs top among Summerville’s top priorities

From the Mayor: Traffic, safety, jobs top among Summerville’s top priorities

Mayor of Summerville

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My first two weeks in office have been exciting and eventful, but they have also exposed many of the challenges facing Summerville.

Smith Says: For the love of coffee

Smith Says: For the love of coffee
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Is it just me, or is coffee getting out of hand?

Editor’s Notes: Registering journalists is a bad idea

Editor’s Notes: Registering journalists is a bad idea
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:58 a.m.

South Carolina lawmaker Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, has sponsored one of the most idiotic bills you’ve ever heard of.

Sex talk

Sex talk
Friday, January 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s been with us since Eden. The only difference is the way we chat about it.

Editorial: Get involved in planning for the future

Friday, January 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Our libraries need our help.

Figuring out the karmic balance

Figuring out the karmic balance

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:12 a.m.

I believe in karma, so it was a jolt when my car was keyed on Jan. 4. And not just keyed — several words were carved into both doors on the …

Journal Scene Editorial: Roads, school funding should be state’s top priority

Friday, January 15, 2016 9:45 a.m.

State lawmakers have begun working to figure out how to spend our money.

Inklings: A girl’s best Pal

Inklings: A girl’s best Pal
Friday, January 15, 2016 9:46 a.m.

I can’t remember a time in my life – from childhood on – when we didn’t have a dog, enjoying many breeds. Jim had floods …

How the homestead exemption can help reduce your taxes

How the homestead exemption can help reduce your taxes

Dorchester County Auditor

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The South Carolina Homestead Exemption allows eligible taxpayers to be tax exempt on the first $50,000 of assessed value on their primary residence. …

No unmade beds here

No unmade beds here
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Do you make your bed every morning? And how is this even a question?

Editor’s Notes: Weather a big part of local news

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Last week, Santee Cooper announced that it was opening its floodgates on Lake Marion and spilling into the waterways downstream.

Meaningful policy decisions await

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina General Assembly reconvenes this week for the final year of the two-year legislative session. We have many very real and impactful issues that need to be addressed. Fixing our crumbling roads, responding to SC Supreme Court ruling on rural education, improving our workforce, relief for the devastating fall floods, replacing a …

Editorial: Town needs to work together now

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In his farewell remarks last month, Summerville Town Councilman Terry Jenkins urged the newly elected mayor, Wiley Johnson, and new town Councilwoman Christine Czarnik to do their best to represent all Summerville residents.

Ever budding memories

Ever budding memories
Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Camellias have been especially beautiful in our yard this season. Whenever I look at these dark waxy evergreens showcasing delicately layered petals, …

Resolved: To do my best in 2016

Resolved: To do my best in 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s that time of year again, when we all turn over a new leaf. (I’m skeptical of that term, because bugs are usually on the other side …

Editor’s Notes: I’m looking for some smart people

Editor’s Notes: I’m looking for some smart people
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We’re looking for a handful of smart people to participate in a year-long project we’re calling “The Opinion Shaper.”

The DAY’s the thing

The DAY’s the thing
Friday, January 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In reviewing 2015 most of us can probably say it had its ups and downs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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