Summerville man killed during home invasion

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:28 p.m.

The Berkeley County Coroner on Monday publicly identified the man killed during a home invasion Sunday.


Sunday, September 27, 2015 3:51 p.m.

SJS’s Ten to Watch 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Summerville Journal Scene is taking nominations for Ten to Watch, the annual recognition of your friends and neighbors who are leaders in their respective fields. From artists to leaders of industry, to elected officials, the special section and reception honors a group of people who are the best of the best.

Summerville Rotary Oktoberfest 2015 UPDATED

Saturday, September 26, 2015 3:02 p.m.

Photos by Jenna-Ley Harrison

Elementary schools going vertical

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Structures resembling schools are now visible on all of Dorchester District Two’s construction sites.

County GOP to Governor: We recommend Ray Nash for coroner

Friday, September 25, 2015 3:20 p.m.

Executive Committee members with Dorchester County’s Republican party voted Thursday to recommend the governor appoint former sheriff Ray Nash …

Town worker charged with DUI in town truck

Friday, September 25, 2015 5:15 a.m.

A town employee has been fired after being arrested for DUI while on the job.

Business in the ‘ville

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 p.m.

It has been a big week for Summerville with the opening of its new grocery store — the second one in a month, following the ALDI that is now up and running in Oakbrook.

Pet food pantry to provide food to pets in need UPDATED

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 p.m.

When people fall on hard times, their pets fall with them.

Summerville woman to supply African orphanage with solar cookers

Friday, September 25, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Love is the bridge that 21-year-old Katherine Russell has built between herself and 30 African orphans who call her “mom.”

Assessment notices being mailed

Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:13 p.m.

Assessment notices for property value appraisals are in the process of being mailed to Dorchester County residents.

SPD granted $500K for community-oriented policing

Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:55 p.m.

A $500,000 grant means Summerville Police can hire four new officers and increase its focus on community-oriented policing.

Court affirms BAR’s approval of The Dorchester UPDATED

Thursday, September 24, 2015 4:13 p.m.

A judge on Thursday rejected an appeal of the Summerville Board of Architectural Review’s approval of The Dorchester hotel project.

Sheriff’s Office: Drop-off event Saturday for unwanted pills UPDATED

Thursday, September 24, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Area residents are encouraged to rid their homes of unwanted prescriptions Saturday in a Pill Take Back effort the Dorchester County Sheriff’s …

Police to launch holiday help for local children

Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Summerville police have more on their minds this season than crimefighting and safeguarding the community. They are thinking ahead about the local population of needy children who may receive nothing more than a “Merry Christmas” this December, unless officers lend a hand.

Primate love: Bachelorette gibbon to choose suitor

Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Months after a local bachelorette set out to find a new mate among four cage-climbing bachelors, she’s close to making up her mind.

The price of recreation: Public weighs in on parks, potential tax increase UPDATED

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:25 a.m.

While the community has been eager for years to see more park and recreational development across the county, they may not be as willing to fund it. …

Residents to soon rummage through recyclables

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Residents in unincorporated parts of the county will soon be forced to sift through the recyclables in their trash bins.

DCSO seeking missing man UPDATED

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 4:47 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who was last seen Friday evening, reportedly on his way home.

Summerville manufacturing hub announces $5.3M expansion, new jobs

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:22 p.m.

A top manufacturing hub for gun parts has announced plans for a $5.3 million expansion in Dorchester County.

SJS’s Ten to Watch 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:16 a.m.

The Summerville Journal Scene is taking nominations for Ten to Watch, the annual recognition of your friends and neighbors who are leaders in their respective fields. From artists to leaders of industry, to elected officials, the special section and reception honors a group of people who are the best of the best.

Town lays out budget for 2016

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:13 a.m.

There are a number of things to talk about in Summerville as 2016 approaches: fixing up the National Guard Armory, possible parking garage fees and …

Earth Fare opens Wednesday

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:15 p.m.

In less than 24 hours, Summerville will officially have a brand new Earth Fare open for business.

Flowertown's Funky Firkin Fest UPDATED

Monday, September 21, 2015 4:26 p.m.

The Funky Firkin Fest wrapped up Charleston Beerk Week 2015 in Summerville on Sept. 19 in front of Oak Road Brewery.

Dorchester, Berkeley farmers qualify for drought aid

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet.

Coroner: Woman shot to death in Harleyville UPDATED

Sunday, September 20, 2015 1:32 p.m.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet has confirmed a woman died in a shooting outside Club Exclusive in Harleyville Sunday morning. 

Wannamaker admission increasing Oct. 1

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Starting Oct. 1, daily admission at Wannamaker County Park will increase to $2.

Planning Commission considers leaving overlay district alone

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It seems the people have spoken and support is lacking for one county councilman’s proposed ordinance to redraw the boundaries of the Ashley …

Third Thursday, Sept 17 UPDATED

Friday, September 18, 2015 10:10 a.m.

Photos by Nick Cokins

Pine Forest Inn-themed necklaces to be auctioned off

Friday, September 18, 2015 2:01 p.m.

Some special treasures are going to be auctioned off to help raise money for the Summerville Dorchester Museum — and these treasures date way …

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