Up, up and away

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:01 a.m.

On July 19 a small crowd of people assembled by a pond in the middle of a field near Ridgeville to watch a giant balloon travel more than 100,000 …

Summerville man dies in Colleton sand mine

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:39 a.m.

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A 29-year-old Summerville man has died after he fell into a pond at a sand mine in Colleton County.

‘We are not opposed to helping the Flowertown Players’

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:01 a.m.

It appears Summerville Town Council members are leaning toward giving the Flowertown Players the $2,930 the State Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee recommended.

“We’re family here...”


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:01 p.m.

There is a reason that Eva’s restaurant is about to celebrate 70 years in business.

Murder suspect killed in St. George


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:34 a.m.

A man accused of murder in Connecticut was shot and killed in St. George as the U.S. Marshals closed in.

Trident Amateur Radio Club balloon launch UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:21 a.m.

The Trident Amateur Radio Club launches a balloon more than 100,000 feet in the air to take pictures of the earth.

Dorchester County Council takes first step to address agenda change UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:20 a.m.

Dorchester County Council decided to impose limits Monday on amending meeting agendas with no prior notice.

Man charged with DUI after fatal wreck


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:24 p.m.

A Summerville man has been charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death following a July 11 wreck.

Summerville woman dies in Lake Erie UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:14 a.m.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The body found submerged in Lake Erie at Edgewater Park Friday has been identified as a South Carolina woman.

Council roundup

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:03 a.m.

Business discussed during the July 21 Dorchester County Council meeting:

Red Cross asks for blood donations

Monday, July 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The American Red Cross is calling on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer.

Law Enforcement Charity Softball Game Aug. 12

Monday, July 21, 2014 4:33 p.m.

Looking for a fun, family-oriented way to show love to law enforcement?

Staying safe in the heat

Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe as summer temperatures rise in South Carolina.

Serving the community: Michael Bateman

Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

For Patrolman Michael Bateman of Summerville, working at the police department is a family affair.

Defense testimony begins in Episcopal Church Lawsuit

Friday, July 18, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Testimony for the defense began Tuesday afternoon in the lawsuit between the two groups both claiming the mantle of the Episcopal Church — the national Episcopal Church and the Lowcountry’s Diocese of South Carolina.

Daniels promoted to advertising sales supervisor

Friday, July 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Summerville Communications is pleased to announce that marketing consultant Nick Daniels has been promoted to advertising sales supervisor.

‘Common Core is nowhere near dead’

Friday, July 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester District Two just finished up its bridge year of implementing Common Core State Standards in its English/Language Arts and math classes — …

Sportsman Boats expanding

Friday, July 18, 2014 10:04 a.m.

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling the size of its existing facility in Dorchester County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to create 150 new jobs.

Summerville man convicted of child rape


Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:19 p.m.

A Summerville man was sentenced to life in prison on three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Museum hosts Third Thursday event

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Rollins Edwards will be the featured speaker for a special event to be held at the Summerville Dorchester Museum Thursday.

‘I want to make a positive difference’

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:20 a.m.

Justin Farnsworth has a goal to help turn Dorchester District Two into a “world-class district.”

Severe thunderstorm causes damage UPDATED


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:42 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm blasted through the Lowcountry early Tuesday evening, taking down trees and limbs and knocking out power to some 1,600 homes in …

Gentlemen, start your grills

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

An upcoming TV show will have grills sizzling and food flying as two Summerville men compete for $10,000.

Ideas for National Guard Armory going to Parks and Rec

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:14 a.m.

Summerville’s Parks and Recreation Committee will now be handling ideas for what will be done to the empty National Guard Armory on North Hickory Street.

Iconic restaurant here to stay UPDATED


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:06 p.m.

To walk into the quaint, bustling hive of conversation and activity that is Eva’s Restaurant is to step through a door back into time.

Summervillian first from state on Shriner International board

Monday, July 14, 2014 4:04 p.m.

On July 7 at the 140th Imperial Session (annual meeting) of Shriners International, representatives of the world-renowned fraternity elected …

Free clinic for struggling homeowners

Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Due to an overwhelming amount of calls and requests, the Dorchester Prosperity Center will be hosting a Default Mortgage Clinic on July 23 from 3-7 p.m.

Serving the Community — Michelle Pierce, Dorchester County EMS

The Journal Scene

Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Paramedic Michelle Pierce of Moncks Corner is a Summerville High School graduate. She earned her associate degree in criminal justice from Trident …

MWV to fund planning positions

Friday, July 11, 2014 12:01 p.m.

The 38,000-acre East Edisto development is so complex that MeadWestvaco will be funding three new positions in the county planning office to review its plans.

Second and final reading of Vision Plan passes

Friday, July 11, 2014 4:06 p.m.

Summerville Town Council approved the Vision Plan by a vote of 5-2 Wednesday night.

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