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Analysis: Scott proposes fix to federal housing programs

Analysis: Scott proposes fix to federal housing programs
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development this week introduced the …

Opinion Shaper: Longtime Summervillians welcome new arrivals UPDATED

Friday, June 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

What is wrong with being “Old”? A letter in the Journal Scene on May 13 expressed an opinion of my hometown. The letter is not the first to use the term “Old” to describe residents of Summerville, who have been here for a long time.

Smith Says: Divorce rate could be linked to Last Nerve Syndrome

Smith Says: Divorce rate could be linked to Last Nerve Syndrome

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Time magazine’s June 13 cover story was “How to Stay Married (and why).”

EDITORIAL: Voter apathy is pathetic

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Remember when Election Day was important? You probably don’t. Voter participation at the polls has been waning for decades. It’s a trend that must change, but it likely won’t – at least not any time soon.

Kennard: Fathers day gifts come in various packages UPDATED

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:10 a.m.

With another Father’s Day behind us, millions of fathers are now enjoying new ties, perhaps some new socks and maybe a card from the kids – perhaps a phone call, or a mention in a Facebook post.

Opinion Shaper: Better access to Cooper River is needed as population grows

Opinion Shaper: Better access to Cooper River is needed as population grows

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:20 a.m.

Population growth and the pressures it is placing on the low country is a popular topic in the media lately.

Inklings: Man of steel had a softer side with family UPDATED

Inklings: Man of steel had a softer side with family

Journal Scene columnist

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My dad started working as a puddler’s helper in a steel mill as a teenager in Pennsylvania and ended his working career heading up a steel …

Kennard: Father’s Day gifts come in various packages UPDATED

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Father’s Day is upon us.

Kennard: Sweet tea world record a good way to celebrate big move

Kennard: Sweet tea world record a good way to celebrate big move
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A new world record is expected to be broken today in Summerville when thousands will sample sweet tea from a 2,400 gallon “mason jar.” …

Opinion Shaper: Illegal Left Turns Are Dangerous

Opinion Shaper: Illegal Left Turns Are Dangerous

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, June 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I find it rather humorous when I hear folks complain about traffic around here. Having lived in northern Virginia for 31 years, even the worst …

Inklings: Bad day – good laugh

Inklings: Bad day – good laugh

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:26 p.m.

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to be forgetful. But it helps! They’re often called senior moments. Other terms include cranial …

Smith says: Treasure dad’s example

Smith says: Treasure dad’s example
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Have you bought the after-shave yet?

Opinion Shaper: Don’t dilute SC water pollution laws

Opinion Shaper: Don’t dilute SC water pollution laws

Opinion Shaper

Friday, June 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When I first moved to Dorchester County almost exactly 36 years ago, I rented a funky little farmhouse out in the country in the dinky town of …

Inklings: He’s got mail – and more

Inklings: He’s got mail – and more
Friday, June 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When a 15-year-old harks back to the 15th century for inspiration on a class assignment, that project has to be something innovating and intriguing. …

From the Mayor’s Desk

From the Mayor’s Desk

Mayor of Summerville

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Since January, I have worked with the Town staff to expand public access and participation in the daily affairs of our government. One of the …

Smith Says: KFC’s latest offering is a real nail-biter

Smith Says: KFC’s latest offering is a real nail-biter
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Do you think we Americans are obsessed with food?

Memorial Day: All gave some. Some gave all.

Monday, May 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Inklings: Oral history . . . ‘Tis the season UPDATED

Inklings: Oral history . . . ‘Tis the season

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 27, 2016 10:59 a.m.

We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day. Father’s Day is upon us. Family reunions are coming up. So are summer vacations. All this …

Kennard: Newest grad has proud father UPDATED

Kennard: Newest grad has proud father
Friday, May 27, 2016 7:31 a.m.

Pardon me for a minute while I brag about my children, specifically my youngest child, Tall Sam. Sam is the youngest of our four children. …

Editorial: Local higher ed options lacking

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Good news graduates, there are jobs waiting for you, as long as you have no more than an associate’s degree. High school grads? Well the picture is a bit bleak, but not nearly as bleak as it is for students graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Smith Says: Questions: Why are we so tired? Cocktails anyone?

Smith Says: Questions: Why are we so tired? Cocktails anyone?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while washing my car and wondering why every bird within 50 miles apparently has GPS leading directly to my windshield:

Opinion Shaper: Myth Buster on Education: It takes a village to raise a child

Opinion Shaper: Myth Buster on Education: It takes a village to raise a child

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, May 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Education is the backbone of our society’s success. Our schools and community are faced with seemingly endless challenges from teachers, …

Editor’s Notes: Search for a home an adventure

Editor’s Notes: Search for a home an adventure
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’ve been looking for a home recently as I prepare to move my family across the country. High school graduation day in Utah is May 26, and we …

Smith Says: How well do we really know anyone?

Smith Says: How well do we really know anyone?
Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:39 a.m.

Last week my husband, Widdle Baby, and I were watching some mindless network TV show. A ruggedly handsome doctor was tenderly cupping the face of a …

Editorial: Mayor takes lead on recycling issue

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson is tackling a tough issue in a smart way.

Opinion Shaper: Local writers support new libraries and a community center

Opinion Shaper: Local writers support new libraries and a community center

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’m what they call a late bloomer to the writing field, not having heard the call until a horrible time in life, my father’s passing. …

Opinion Shaper: Rivers are valuable recreation infrastructure UPDATED

Opinion Shaper: Rivers are valuable recreation infrastructure

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 13, 2016 9:28 a.m.

Charleston frequenter Ted Turner wrote in his foreword to Rivers of South Carolina, “Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with …

Inklings: On the job training

Inklings: On the job training

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 13, 2016 3:26 p.m.

Most of us when starting a job may need a bit of training and have a period of adjustment to meld into the new work force. But if you’re at …

The View from The Mayor’s Desk: Tackling recycling

The View from The Mayor’s Desk: Tackling recycling

Mayor of Summerville

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Recycling has become a problem for the entire country and not just for Summerville. Some municipalities have dealt with it more effectively and in a …

Editorial: Enough; Town uses council government

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Town of Summerville uses a “Council Form of Government.” We urge our town leaders to accept it and get on with doing the business of Summerville.

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