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Think safety this school year

Think safety this school year
Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:44 a.m.

There is a good chance nobody wants to pay $1,062.50 or lose six points on their drivers license.

Summerville eyes 2020 to implement possible change of government

Summerville eyes 2020 to implement possible change of government
Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:37 p.m.

While supporters of Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson are hoping for change as soon as possible, should voters approve a switch in the town’s …

Bonilla testifies: Pegram accidentally died in my arms UPDATED

Bonilla testifies: Pegram accidentally died in my arms
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:11 p.m.

The man charged with murder in the death of a Summerville mom testified Wednesday that Ashley Pegram, 28, died in his arms while he was attempting to …

New county detention center to open Thursday

New county detention center to open Thursday
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:01 a.m.

Nearly two years after the county broke ground on a new jail site, the doors will be opened.

Summerville form of government petition signatures verified

Summerville form of government petition signatures verified
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:21 p.m.

A referendum on this year’s ballot could change Summerville’s town government.

Behind the badge: Spouses, fiancees of Lowcountry cops speak out

Behind the badge: Spouses, fiancees of Lowcountry cops speak out
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Summerville resident Lauren Ann always knew the dangers her fiance could face each day, simply by suiting up in his not-so-popular law enforcement …

Summer vacation coming to a close

Summer vacation coming to a close
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Binders, notebooks, pens and pencils galore…

Council postpones vote on hospitality tax

Council postpones vote on hospitality tax
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 7:56 a.m.

For the second time this summer, Dorchester County Council has opted to postpone voting on a third and final reading of an ordinance that could …

Continuing with aquatic center plans

Continuing with aquatic center plans
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 2:01 p.m.

It’s going to be a couple of years before a pool actually surfaces.

Sales tax could fund Summerville-to-Charleston bus rapid transit

Sales tax could fund Summerville-to-Charleston bus rapid transit

For the Journal Scene

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 7:47 a.m.

If Charleston County Council gives final approval to the half-cent sales tax referendum Tuesday, voters will decide on Nov. 8 not only if they want …

Bonilla trial begins; charged in death of Ashley Pegram

Bonilla trial begins; charged in death of Ashley Pegram
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:07 a.m.

The trial for a Hanahan man accused of killing a Summerville mother of three began with jury selection on Monday.

Summerville’s Carvin Nkanta loses Olympic berth to Kenya passport snafu UPDATED

Summerville’s Carvin Nkanta loses Olympic berth to Kenya passport snafu

For the Journal Scene

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 2:47 p.m.

A bureaucratic fumble has apparently cost Summerville High School graduate Carvin Nkanata his spot on the Kenyan team in the Olympic Games.

Trial Day 1: Jurors hear testimony on DNA evidence in Summerville murder case

Trial Day 1: Jurors hear testimony on DNA evidence in Summerville murder case
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 5:40 p.m.

The state called 12 witnesses to the stand Tuesday during the first trial day for Edward Bonilla, a Hanahan man accused of killing Ashley Pegram of …

Berkeley County flood maps ready for public viewing

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 8:25 a.m.

Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Berkeley County will be available for residents to review at a public open house, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Berkeley Electric Co-op Meeting Hall in Goose Creek.

Summerville hesitates on security system

Summerville hesitates on security system
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Incredulous that the real world could intrude upon Summerville’s small-town charm, some council members were not convinced Monday of the …

Highway Patrol: Man charged with DUI after fatal crash on I-26

Monday, August 8, 2016 7:30 a.m.

A suspected drunken driver has been charged after a fatal crash on Interstate 26 in Berkeley County late Sunday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Reporter Debbie Merlo will be missed

Reporter Debbie Merlo will be missed
Monday, August 8, 2016 12:32 p.m.

It is with sadness that I report that a valued member of my team has passed away.

Emergency Management names new deputy director

Emergency Management names new deputy director
Monday, August 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that Dorchester County Emergency Management’s new deputy director ended up in a career field centered …

In Summerville referendum, questions outnumber answers

In Summerville referendum, questions outnumber answers

For the Journal Scene

Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:50 a.m.

So far this year, this town’s political factions have locked horns repeatedly over a downtown hotel and conference center, a road extension, …

Berkeley adds industry recruitment staff

Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County’s industry recruiting office will grow to meet the current and projected future demand of companies seeking to locate to the Lowcountry.

Retirement plans on hold for Berkeley dept. head

Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Tom Smith has weathered every storm in Berkeley County since 2007 and it appears he will continue his service through at least this hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30.

Hotline to connect those in need with food sources

Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hunger Free America has launched new campaigns to make it easier for hungry Americans to obtain food and for anyone to volunteer in the most effective ways to end hunger.

NAN reacts to Nisbet plea deal, says ‘justice system failed’

NAN reacts to Nisbet plea deal, says ‘justice system failed’
Friday, August 5, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The state chapter of a national civil rights group is not happy about ousted coroner Chris Nisbet’s narrow escape from prison after he …

Physician offers unique practice in Summerville UPDATED

Physician offers unique practice in Summerville
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

In 2012, Maria Gibson was traveling in Europe, trying to find the best affordable healthcare model for patients.

Nigro named interim police chief

Nigro named interim police chief
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The hunt for a new town police chief is still ongoing, with interviews underway, but residents are not to fear; Frank Nigro is filling the position …

Power outages reported after storm

Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:15 p.m.

SCE&G reported five incidents causing 429 customers to be without power Thursday afternoon, after a storm swept through the area.

National Night Out events display community support of law enforcement

National Night Out events display community support of law enforcement
Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:29 a.m.

Tough times might have fallen on law enforcement over the last year with news of ambushes and fatal attacks across the country, but Tuesday night …

Former Pinewood Prep football player alleges racial abuse

Former Pinewood Prep football player alleges racial abuse

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, August 4, 2016 5:04 p.m.

A former football player for Pinewood Preparatory School said a series of racial remarks and a photo of a noose sent in a group message drove him to …

Business in the ‘ville

Business in the ‘ville
Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:44 a.m.

Carnes Crossroads is getting bigger.

New town hall meeting times go into effect next week

Thursday, August 4, 2016 2:01 p.m.

Next week will bring a new schedule for the Town of Summerville’s meeting times.

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