“The Challenge of Finding Those Who Need Us”

Monday, June 30, 2014 4:04 p.m.

WHAT: Dorchester Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Orientation Meetings

Serving the Community: Lt. Rick Peeples

Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Summerville Police Department’s Lt. Rick Peeples, 38, got his start in Summerville.

Finding a new identity


Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It will always be “Palmetto House” to those who recall its history, established as it was after Hurricane Hugo ravaged the Lowcountry.

Sheriff: Shumway murder solved


Friday, June 27, 2014 11:34 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday it’s solved the case into the murder of Drew Shumway, whose body was found in a storage shed …

DCTA pushing forward on Dorchester Road

Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority met Tuesday to try to move Phase II of the Dorchester Road Project forward.

Water bill adjustment expected as Lake Moultrie seeks to expand capacity

Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A proposed $37 million expansion for the Lake Moultrie water treatment facility outside Moncks Corner could mean slightly higher water bills for residents for all of Berkeley County and Summerville starting as soon as 2016.

Summerville comes out to support Team USA UPDATED

Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:49 p.m.

People all over town cheered on the United States Men’s Soccer Team today as it took on Germany in the World Cup.

SMC breaks ground


Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:01 p.m.

More than 100 people, including hospital board members and staff, government officials, and interested citizens gathered at about 10 a.m. Wednesday …

Dog Park Closing


Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:35 p.m.

After three years and plenty of happy barks and wagging tails, Skydogs Family Dog Park is shutting its doors.

South Carolina Libertarians Make Selections

Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:53 p.m.

On June 21, 2014, the South Carolina Libertarian Party held its nomination convention and nominated the following federal and state officers—

Jail bids opened

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:01 a.m.

H.G. Reynolds Company has submitted the low bid to build Dorchester County’s new detention center.

Leadership Dorchester kicks off project

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Leadership Dorchester plans to tackle the Sawmill Branch Trail as a community service project – and it kicked off on Third Thursday.

Folkman delves into CM-at-risk

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:01 a.m.

Bob Folkman likes to pose the question: do you know the difference between an old buffalo and a young buffalo?

Tatum returns to Journal Scene

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:01 a.m.

The Summerville Journal Scene is pleased to welcome back veteran reporter Jim Tatum to its staff.

Journal Scene to distribute Parade magazine UPDATED

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Summerville Journal Scene welcomes Parade, the most widely read magazine in America, to its newspaper beginning Friday, July 4.

Summerville Medical Center New Office Building Groundbreaking Ceremony UPDATED

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:49 a.m.

The official groundbreaking for the long-planned medical office/services building to be built adjacent to th hospital.

Turnout slow in runoff UPDATED

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:38 p.m.

There’s an election happening today, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting the polling places.

Dorchester voters’ choice mirrors statewide results


Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:55 p.m.

With all 81 precincts reporting, Dorchester County failed to crack the 5 percent mark for voter turnout in today’s primary runoff.

Stop the Violence Rally


Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:34 p.m.

Despite the heat and humidity, hundreds turned out Saturday to call for an end to violence and show support for area victims of violence.

Mortage default clinic offered to struggling homeowners

Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In an effort to assist struggling homeowners, the Dorchester Prosperity Center will hold a free mortgage default clinic on Wednesday, June 25.

Serving the Community — Angie Johnson, Dorchester County EMS

The Journal Scene

Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Paramedic Angie Johnson, 33, of Summerville, hails from Wisconsin.

‘Mission complete’

Friday, June 20, 2014 3:01 p.m.

On May 21 Summerville resident Mac McCullough and his brother Mike left for a camping/road trip around the country.

No more texting while driving in S.C.Law called a step in the right direction

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Texting while driving is now banned in South Carolina, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Nikki Haley on June 5.

Run-off election is Tuesday

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester County voters have another chance to decide who will be on the ballot in November in three races.

Third Thursday - June 19 UPDATED

Friday, June 20, 2014 10:37 a.m.

Summerville residents braved the hot weather to come out and enjoy June's Third Thursday.

DD2 appealing $1M jury award; teacher feels vindication after ruling

Friday, June 20, 2014 5:01 p.m.

Dorchester District 2 has appealed a jury award to a teacher who was demoted from assistant principal after allegations she didn’t report suspected abuse.

Ridgeville Mayor, police chief pull double duties


Friday, June 20, 2014 11:30 a.m.

It’s not every day one sees the mayor and the police chief digging a ditch.

Budget officer recognized for efforts


Friday, June 20, 2014 11:30 a.m.

It’s one thing to put together a complicated, lengthy budget – but it’s quite another to make it understandable, much less useful, to anyone besides …

Shots fired near park

Friday, June 20, 2014 3:25 p.m.

The Summerville Police Department is investigating another shots fired incident that happened about 7 p.m. Thursday near the Robynwyn neighborhood.

Summerville man third arrest in St. Stephen shooting death UPDATED

Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:44 p.m.

 A third man wanted in a shooting death last week in St. Stephen was arrested Thursday morning in downtown Charleston, authorities said.Brandon Antwane Wigfall, 22, of Woodlawn Circle in Summerville will face a murder charge in the slaying of 41-year-old John David Morant of New York.Morant was fatally shot June 11 at 1020 Graham St.Maj. Rick …

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