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Smith Says: Rise above grumpy person syndrome

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:39 p.m.

My life is made of stardust, rainbows and unicorns. NOT.

...And the home of the free-for-all

Opinion Shaper

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

One of the most alluring aspects of living in Summerville for me is the friendliness that the south is so famous for. It took a little getting used …

Editorial: Conservation an important part of community’s future

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

A handful of people quietly cut a ribbon last week to mark improvements at Rosebrock Park at Bacons Bridge Road and Highway 61 south of Summerville.

Smith Says: Note to Southern men: Manners matter

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

As most of you know, I’m a proud daughter of the South.

Editor’s Notes: Learning can be fun, really

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

Besides making sure every story ends with a period, I’ve got a few other tasks as the executive editor here.

Trash Talk: Excuses to recycling are garbage

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When was the last time you thought about the trash you generate?

Inklings: Touring your own home

For the Journal Scene

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Awhile back I was telling one of our young grandsons about the antique mahogany marble top cupboard in our foyer. It has one drawer and I informed …

Journal Scene Editorial: Privacy none of the government’s business

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We are never comfortable when the courts begin ordering businesses to trample on issues of privacy.

Smith Says: Hoarding purses and other confessions

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

You know how, when you get together with friends to eat and have an adult beverage, the tone soon turns confessional?

Editor’s Notes: Make voting a family tradition

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

Mothers teach us lots of things. Mine taught me to vote.

Inklings: TV ads, Super and otherwise

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Super Bowl 50 is over: decided by the score. (Rats!). But the ads, many of them, linger. They are largely scored by opinion and clearly response. I …

Opinion Shaper: Artists must head out of town to display work

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

By Renay Marsh

Editorial: It’s nearly time to cast your vote

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

The candidates are coming to South Carolina. It’s time to cast your vote.

Smith Says: Country living is pretty good ‘out here’

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:13 a.m.

My husband won’t like this column, but I’ve been living it long enough to write it.

Zika virus is nothing to sneeze at

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:14 a.m.

The Zika virus has the media abuzz.

Opinion Shaper: Public Parks a reflection of quality of life

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Fielding grounders with teammates on a dusty baseball diamond. Meeting friends at the downtown park on Friday after school. Fishing the waters of the local recreational forest. These nostalgic memories have proven to be quite formative experiences for a youth raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Inklings: Football food and fashion

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hot dog! Cam Newton was sure a style setter with those Versace britches this week. With all the recipes in recent newspapers and magazines, …

Editor’s Notes: Context adds meaning to hike in the woods

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:53 a.m.

I went for a walk in the woods over the weekend and stumbled across a piece of history.

A sick day is no vacation

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:53 a.m.

I love my husband; I also love solitude. That can pose quite the dilemma since spouses generally, you know, live together.

A sick day is no vacation

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:37 a.m.

I love my husband; I also love solitude. That can pose quite the dilemma since spouses generally, you know, live together.

Guest Editorial: Take a step back to look at solving traffic congestion

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

I recently read in the Journal Scene that town council is contemplating an extra expenditure of $1.5 million on a transportation related project.

Guest Opinion: 2015 Town Hall by the Numbers

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

As we find ourselves in the heart of the electoral process, lines are drawn, promises are made and passion filled politics infiltrate the newsrooms and social media outlets. During these moments, the day to day operations, challenges and achievements of local government begin to take a back seat to the flashier campaign headlines.

Inklings: Beth: from child, to angel, to reminiscence

Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:27 p.m.

She was only 8 when we first met. The daughter of dear friends, her dad and my husband Jim were in the same fighter squadron at Otis AFB on Cape Cod. …

From the Mayor: Traffic, safety, jobs top among Summerville’s top priorities

Mayor of Summerville

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My first two weeks in office have been exciting and eventful, but they have also exposed many of the challenges facing Summerville.

Smith Says: For the love of coffee

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Is it just me, or is coffee getting out of hand?

Editor’s Notes: Registering journalists is a bad idea

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:58 a.m.

South Carolina lawmaker Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, has sponsored one of the most idiotic bills you’ve ever heard of.

Sex talk

Friday, January 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s been with us since Eden. The only difference is the way we chat about it.

Editorial: Get involved in planning for the future

Friday, January 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Our libraries need our help.

Figuring out the karmic balance

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:12 a.m.

I believe in karma, so it was a jolt when my car was keyed on Jan. 4. And not just keyed — several words were carved into both doors on the …

Journal Scene Editorial: Roads, school funding should be state’s top priority

Friday, January 15, 2016 9:45 a.m.

State lawmakers have begun working to figure out how to spend our money.

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