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Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Editor’s Notes: Awards reflect quality of local journalism

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The pending arrival of spring brings with it the arrival of the awards season.

OPINION SHAPER: Cane Bay YMCA, When Are You?

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

On Sept. 25, 2012, The Post & Courier newspaper printed an article about the planned YMCA in Cane Bay indicating that “Groundbreaking …

Editorial: $400 million road deal is short-sighted

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 p.m.

A modest hike in the gas tax would provide a long-term solution to fixing South Carolina’s dangerous roads and bridges, ranked as some of the most dangerous in the country.

Inklings: A spring birthday celebration

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The official arrival of spring in two days is the perfect time to celebrate the opening of our downtown horticultural gem, Azalea Park. Her birthday …

Editor’s Notes: Animals in the news make for good stories

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the fun things I get to do every week is read the Pets of the Week column, which features one dog and one cat that desperately need homes.

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and …

Editorial: Children’s safety is a community issue

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

If a lawsuit is filed over school resource officers in the Dorchester District 2 schools, it would be a huge waste of time and money - especially considering everyone appears to agree on what needs to happen.

Opinion Shaper: Take pride in local beauty ­— don’t litter

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’m guessing most of Summerville is unware of a hidden gem we have right here in our backyard. Those lucky enough to have a boat or kayak and …

Inklings: How many birthdays?

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:34 p.m.

The first birthday party I threw for you was when you left your teens. We had met during the previous Christmas vacation, both traveling on a train …

Editor’s Notes: Sports rookie appreciates sports legends

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the first rules of journalism that every writer learns early on is “write what you know.”

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By now you’ve probably heard about Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Career and Technology Center at Union County High School.

Inklings: On moving

Friday, March 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

‘Move” was for 25 years my least favorite four-letter word. That’s because we’d done it 22 times over that period of …

Opinion Shaper: Protect the swamps so they can protect us

Friday, March 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In my early years at the Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp, I used to play a game with visiting students. It was called Wetland Metaphors …

From the Mayor’s Office: The sweet life is in Summerville

Summerville Mayor

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The first two months in office have been both interesting and exciting. Many business leaders and government officials have met with me concerning …

Editor’s Notes: Be careful, I care about that old bike

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’ve noticed that here in the Lowcountry, bicycles and cars are a little like oil and water. If you enjoy bike riding, you pretty much despise …

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.

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