Work less?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Pine tree parkway

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Cormorant Slaughter

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Police needed, not tree cutting

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Mayor should call for new vote

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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We all need to help homeless

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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COG needs to listen to voters

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Batemans will be missed

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Prayer in schools

Friday, January 24, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Prayer in schools

Dog fighting a real problem

Friday, January 24, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dog fighting a real problem

Veterans group says thanks

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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Concerning ‘Town endorses tree cutting’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

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We Won….. We Lost

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:01 a.m.

We Won….. We Lost

Lower our property taxes UPDATED

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:57 a.m.

The opportunity to lower our property taxes will be on the ballot on November 5th for the general election. I encourage all voters to study the local option sales tax referendum and vote next Tuesday.  If passed the property tax paying citizens in Summerville, Harleyville, Ridgeville, St. George and unincorporated Dorchester County will begin to …

Firefighters lend a hand UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:58 a.m.

 To the Editor: I just wanted to take a moment to share an experience I had with the on-duty crew at Summerville Fire Department’s Station 4 (Azalea Square). My daughter blew a radiator hose outside of Palmetto Moon, and called me to help her out. I wasn't home at the time, but made my way from the Knightsville area...without the proper …

Day of Caring UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:49 a.m.

Dear EditorThe faculty, staff, and students of Harleyville Elementary School would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and business organizations for their contributions and support in helping to make our Trident United Way Day of Caring a Success:Chrystal Hunt, Trident United WayJakee Walters, Jimmy Brownlee and Mr. …

Your Local Newspaper – It’s About Community UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:18 a.m.

  In the next several weeks there’s a chance you’ll receive a phone call from an organization seeking your input for a survey on the very newspaper you’re holding in your hands and reading right now.I know – some telephone surveys can be inconvenient and even downright bothersome. Honestly, I feel that way about many …

Meals on Wheels thanks Legend Oaks UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:23 a.m.

 Dear Editor,On behalf of Meals on Wheels of Summerville I would like to extend our gratitude to Legend Oaks. Last weekend the Legend Oaks Golf and Tennis Club sponsored their fifth annual Legend Oaks Gives Back weekend. This includes a tennis tournament, dinner and silent auction and a golf tournament. The managing partner Jim Chickarello and his …

Local Option Sales Tax UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:12 a.m.

 Dear Editor,I got a flier from the Trident Realtors Assoc. about voting for an increase in the local option tax here in Dorchester County. It claims that the increase will help lower our property taxes.I want all of you residents of Dorchester County to remember the ploy that County Council perpetrated on us with the increase in the sales tax to …

Guest Editorial: Our Veterans deserve better UPDATED

Friday, September 27, 2013 4:53 p.m.

 As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans' Administration. A program that is both cost effective (on average …

What is Team Spirit?? UPDATED

Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:42 p.m.

 I swore I was not going to start this letter with “back in my days” but the truth is, back in my days, there was absolutely no doubt that our team was in the house!! We were heard for miles at a football game. Not only did the cheerleaders leave with hoarse voices, but so did most people in the crowd that cheered our football players …

Through the lens: Photo Show reflections UPDATED

Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:19 p.m.

          “It’s wonderful!. So creative and beautiful. Not the same old tourist pictures, but gorgeous pieces in different subjects and sizes. You’re going to get a lot of attention on this one!”         So said retired teacher Fran Townsend after viewing the Juried Fine Art Photography Show at the opening reception at Town …

From the Mayor’s Desk UPDATED

Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:26 p.m.

The town has partnered with Google to provide Free Wi-Fi in the Hutchinson Square area of our downtown.  We will have a kickoff ceremony next Tuesday with Google officials in the Town Hall Plaza at 2:30.  This Wi-Fi___33 connection will enable residents and tourists who are downtown to log-on to the internet to find information. I want you to know …

Memo to Candidates Running for __(fill in the blank)__ UPDATED

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:15 p.m.

  Well, folks, it’s about that time again in the political election cycle when candidates for statewide offices are starting to make their announcements about running for office. If you’re thinking about running for US Senate, Governor or the other statewide offices you know it’s only about nine months until the June ’14 …

Know your facts UPDATED

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:18 p.m.

 Dear Editor, The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and Disability is not a resource we all can benefit from. I am a single mother with a 7-year-old son named Michael who is severely disabled and spastic quadriplegic. After studying the brochure and exploring their website (www.scaccesshelp.org) it clearly states that this department intends …

‘Tear down this mall!’ UPDATED

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:21 p.m.

 Dear Editor,With apologies to Ronald Reagan, MR. MAYOR TEAR DOWN THIS MALL!!!Like everyone else in Summerville, I was pleased to see the SOLD sign in front of that architectural oxymoron known as Heritage Square. Visions of bulldozers knocking down this monstrosity and its wasteland of pavement danced through my head. I was even saving money to …

Guest Editorial: Our Veterans deserve better UPDATED

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:46 p.m.

 As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans' Administration. A program that is both cost effective (on average …

Thank you Samantha UPDATED

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:35 p.m.

Dear Editor,On Aug. 28, my husband and I were traveling from Camden to Charleston for a doctor’s appointment.  We were ahead of schedule and decided to make a brief stop in Summerville at one of the shopping centers near the interstate.  With a little more than an hour before the appointment time, we returned to the car.  As I turned the key …

Bailey a strong voice for public safety UPDATED

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:29 p.m.

 Dear Judy,I would like to comment on the article that was published in the September 11 edition of the SJS concerning the upcoming election for the District 3 Summerville Town Council seat. Walter Bailey, a lifetime resident of Summerville and current member of town council, is being challenged for this seat and his opponent was quoted in the …

Security Breach - One Year Later UPDATED

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:17 p.m.

With the anniversary of the SC Department of Revenue hacking quickly approaching, many of the 1 year Experian ProtectMyID® credit monitoring subscriptions will soon be expiring.  As a reminder, the ProtectMyID® service is good for one year of monitoring from the date you signed up.  Experian began sending out renewal solicitations last week which …

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