Black Friday cometh

Friday, November 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

She’s sending her husband to Target. Her mother will be dispatched to Kohl’s and she will be on her way to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

You have been warned ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:45 p.m.

I am hormonal. You have been warned.

Summerville Proud

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was 5 a.m. on Saturday morning when my alarm went off that reality finally set in. I was about to join 500+ of my closest friends that I’ve never …

Bourbonola and Brewstilleries

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:01 a.m.

How’s that again? These are coined words from the bourbon industry, learned on a recent trip along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail.

Seat of the pants a thing of the past

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:01 p.m.

One thing that’s strangely liberating about cruising into middle age is the realization that spontaneity is generally yet another thing of the past. …

Don’t be THAT parent!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Every day I wake up and ask, “Lord, how can I serve You today?” Sometimes I don’t get a clear answer. (Which is on me, not Him.) Other days, I help …

Kitchen kudos – from tot to teen

Friday, November 7, 2014 12:01 a.m.

We all have favorite recipes and when you’ve been cooking 12 years, you’re bound to have quite a few. The twist here is that this culinary creator is …

Got raccoons?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I’ve never been wildly popular (old high school classmates always say, “You graduated when?”) but our home, Crazy Acres, is a popular place to be. …

Boo! Summerville style

Friday, October 31, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was a dark and stormy night and in the air over Sheep Island Road there once appeared a gleaming, ghostly globe.

Colonoscopy: Check.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Sweet reader, today’s column contains TMI about a medical procedure. So if you are squeamish or easily offended, turn the page. I don’t mind, really. …

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:01 a.m.

October is my favorite month of the year. The weather is great. Saturdays bring college football rivalries. My birthday is in October and I enjoy …

Parents Stop Too

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Summerville Journal Scene is proud to publish the winning editorial in our local “Texting and Driving” essay contest. Will Sears is a freshman at …

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth ...

Friday, October 24, 2014 2:11 p.m.

Last week I discovered that the prosthetic devices recently constructed to replace my missing teeth had wended their way to dental heaven while I was …

Pass the okra

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Southerners do make headlines, don’t we? Sometimes we hear some piece of news and immediately know it happened south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We just …

Delinquent Tax process explained

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:01 p.m.

The Delinquent Tax Office for Dorchester County is in charge of collecting taxes, penalties, fees and levy costs for unpaid property taxes. State law dictates how the process occurs.

‘Give it all you’ve got’

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

How do you plan to mark your eighth decade? Chances are you won’t have a gig at a London pub. But that’s just what 86-year-old American cabaret …

Reflections on church

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Forty souls attended the 11:30 a.m. service at our church last week. That doesn’t sound like much compared to some megachurches, where Sunday …

Tax Tips That Could Save You Money

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:01 p.m.

The Assessor’s Office has implemented a new Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Program, CAMA, for the 2014 tax year. This program will provide more speed and accuracy to the assessment process and will be a big asset to the Assessor’s Office. It took two years for the implementation.

Looking at the past – and the future

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 1:01 p.m.

As the Sweet Tea Trolley Tour project begins wrapping up this increasingly successful inaugural year, it’s a good time to look back into Summerville …

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Friday, October 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Food often evokes as many wonderful memories as any other aspects of our lives.

Some thoughts on punishment

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 2:15 p.m.

The “corporal punishment” debate blew up last month when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted after allegedly beating his four- …

How The Homestead Exemption Can Help Reduce Your Taxes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:55 a.m.

The South Carolina Homestead Exemption allows eligible taxpayers to be tax exempt on the first $50,000 of assessed value on their primary residence. To be eligible, a taxpayer must be 65 years of age or older as of Dec. 31 of the previous tax year, or 100 percent totally and permanently disabled or legally blind. Furthermore, a taxpayer must …

Newspapers look out for community’s well-being

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:13 a.m.

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s famous line was he “got no respect.”

‘ . . .no Buddy quite so true’

Friday, October 3, 2014 10:03 a.m.

These partial lyrics by Gus Kahn in the chorus of the song “My Buddy” published in 1922 could have been penned about our dog Buddy who left us last …

Ramblings from Julie

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

My mind is all over the place lately. I blame it on hormone shifts but the less we talk about that, the better.

Scrumptious outtakes

Friday, September 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s no small matter to invite 1,000 people to stroll through your home, so Scrumptious Kitchen Tour hosts are much appreciated.

Mayor outlines budget plans

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:01 a.m.

One of my tasks as mayor is to develop a balanced budget each year. The town’s proposed budget for next year will be presented for first reading at …

Random thoughts

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Random thoughts while folding laundry and wondering if we will all mildew before the rain stops. (This being South Carolina, and this being written a …

Brollies and bumbershoots UPDATED

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:10 a.m.

Umbrellas have been a bane of my existence since my first pink parasol. It was part of a precious spring ensemble when I was five and came with a …

I haven’t owned a normal dog yet

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I’ve never had a sock-eating Great Dane, but I’ve owned some goofy dogs.

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