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Smith Says: What I really want to know from the candidates

Smith Says: What I really want to know from the candidates

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Dear Mr. Trump:

Byars: Library, parks are a wise investment

Byars: Library, parks are a wise investment

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Kennard: When disaster strikes keep Pop Tarts nearby

Kennard: When disaster strikes keep Pop Tarts nearby
Friday, September 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I drove down to Jessens Landing twice on Friday just to see how high the Ashley River was in the wake of Hurricane Hermine.

Opinion Shaper: It would be nice to live without an HOA

Opinion Shaper: It would be nice to live without an HOA
Friday, September 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There must be some people who like acupuncture (or, at least like the results). After all, the service is still available and people pay good money …

Inklings: Public School numbers count. . .. . . both historically and currently*

Inklings: Public School numbers count. . .. . . both historically and currently*
Friday, September 9, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The roots of public education in Summerville go back 292 years to the old Town of Dorchester, the place we know today as Colonial Dorchester. They …

Wiley Johnson: City staff helps town weather big storm

Wiley Johnson: City staff helps town weather big storm
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:32 a.m.

Although we had downed trees and power outages this past weekend, fortunately, it was not as destructive as was forecasted.

Smith Says: Time to grow up, professional athletes

Smith Says: Time to grow up, professional athletes
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:43 a.m.

What the heck is up with professional athletes?

Opinion Shaper: Bird populations an important part of community

Opinion Shaper: Bird populations an important part of community
Friday, September 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I was recently wheeling a loaded cart onto the boardwalk at Beidler Forest. It had one bad wheel, and sounded like a peg-legged pirate limping along …

Editorial: Downtown poised for more improvement

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We are happy to see some tangible changes to the downtown business district in Summerville.

Smith Says: Wedding bells bring tears; words of marriage advice

Smith Says: Wedding bells bring tears; words of marriage advice

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I went to a wedding Saturday, and wept bitterly. I always cry at weddings.

Opinion Shaper: American dream is on life support UPDATED

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 p.m.

What is the American Dream? Does it even exist anymore? What became of the idea that “you can be anything that you want to be?”

Inklings: Another white-haired wonder

Inklings: Another white-haired wonder

For the Journal Scene

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Last week I wrote about the advent of my white hair, and spoke of local ladies as well as international celebrities with clouds of crowning glories. …

Editorial: Be prepared before hurricane strikes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s hurricane season and already we have seen several big storms pass us by, but it is incumbent upon all Lowcountry residents to be prepared for the worst.

Smith Says: Perspective – not fear of frogs – changes over time

Smith Says: Perspective – not fear of frogs – changes over time

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s funny how your perspective on life changes as you get older. When I was 25, I never imagined that…

Inklings: The White Hair Cometh

Inklings: The White Hair Cometh
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

By Barbara Lynch Hill

Kennard: Journal Scene sports now in HD

Kennard: Journal Scene sports now in HD
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Journal Scene sports reporter Roger Lee and his counterpart in Berkeley County, Rob Gantt – or as I like to call them, “The …

Opinion Shaper: Security Spending for Summerville Town Hall: Need vs Want?

Opinion Shaper: Security Spending for Summerville Town Hall: Need vs Want?

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 19, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Recently the Town of Summerville Finance Committee voted to defer a $68,384 Town Hall security system purchase order requested by Mayor Wiley Johnson. …

Editorial: Traffic deaths down; but not enough

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The number of traffic-related deaths in Dorchester County has dropped slightly in the last year after a steady increase for the last three years.

Smith Says: Memories of neurotic Nicky still linger

Smith Says: Memories of neurotic Nicky still linger

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Last night I dreamed about Nicky again.

Opinion Shaper: What’s going on around town?

Opinion Shaper: What’s going on around town?

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Growing up in Summerville during the 1970s and 1980s is a privilege many of us took for granted. We didn’t realize how lucky we were to have …

Inklings: Sisters are forever, Part II

Inklings: Sisters are forever, Part II

For the Journal Scene

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

This week’s continued celebration of National Sisters Day begins with Sue George and her five sisters: Barbara Daniels, Gloria Gaskins, …

Editorial: Let’s step up the curb appeal in Summerville

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We saw the orange barrels vanish a couple of weeks ago on Bacons Bridge road when the main part of the reconstruction project ended.

Smith Says: Really, who looks at your ceilings anyway?

Smith Says: Really, who looks at your ceilings anyway?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Well, the remodeling of Ye Olde Homeplace is progressing briskly, which means it’s happening whether I like it or not.

Opinion Shaper: Vote for quality of life this November

Opinion Shaper: Vote for quality of life this November

Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

On Nov. 8, the residents of Dorchester County will chart the course for recreation and open space in our communities.

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

More than 80 sex offenders live or work within a 2-mile radius of my office.

Inklings: Sisters Are Forever, Part I

Inklings: Sisters Are Forever, Part I

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:37 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7 is National Sisters Day. I want to wish happiness to all Summerville’s sisters, especially those who answered my call to share …

Editorial: Power will not be legislated at ballot box

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By all appearances, Summerville residents will have an opportunity to vote in November for a new form of government.

Smith Says: Finding solutions to problems you didn’t know existed

Smith Says: Finding solutions to problems you didn’t know existed

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01 p.m.

I love living in America. We find the most ingenious solutions to problems.

From the Mayor’s Desk: Safety of residents the most important priority

From the Mayor’s Desk: Safety of residents the most important priority
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:17 p.m.

The safety and welfare of the people must be the primary focus of the town. Here are a few ideas I think we can do in the short term that will …

Opinion Shaper: Our schools must teach conflict resolution

Opinion Shaper: Our schools must teach conflict resolution

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“I Refuse to Give In to the Terror”

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