Fact and Fee Day times set

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Students who will be attending Dorchester District Two schools for the 2014-2015 school year should register during Fact and Fee days on Aug, 5 and 6.

Expansion for The Village to start in 2016

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Construction for a new facility for The Village at Summerville is being planned for early 2016.

Heritage Square to feature shooting range

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A new sporting goods store with an 18-lane indoor shooting range is scheduled to open its doors in Summerville next year.

Bloodhound reunites with missing woman


Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:07 a.m.

Amanda and Billy Harmon lived through an eternity for about four hours one anxiety-ridden night this summer.

Court orders new sentencing hearing for killer


Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:53 a.m.

A convicted killer will get a second chance to escape death row, after the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday he should get a new sentencing hearing. …

Area residents concerned about Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market


Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:17 p.m.

Some area residents are less than thrilled with news that a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is coming to the Bacons Bridge Road/Dorchester Road area.

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


Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:30 a.m.

A man accused of murder in Connecticut was shot and killed in St. George as the U.S. Marshals closed in, and the coroner is calling it “suicide by …

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.

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