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Smith Says: Learn to make your own fun in rural South Carolina

Smith Says: Learn to make your own fun in rural South Carolina
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Friends sometimes drive through our little village and ask, “What do you DO here?”

Opinion Shaper: Parents have tools to building a child’s intelligence

Opinion Shaper: Parents have tools to building a child’s intelligence

For the Journal Scene

Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The local news buzzes with stories and debates concerning growth, development, and roadways in the town of Summerville and surrounding counties. It …

Inklings– Grandparenthood revisited

Inklings– Grandparenthood revisited

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Somebody once told me that the first moment you actually lay eyes on your first grandchild is a divine moment. It was for me. That initial visual was …

Editorial: We need more, not fewer, public comments at DD2 meetings

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester District 2 officials want you to know they care about you, but we question if they want to hear from you.

It’s time to honor those who served from our community

It’s time to honor those who served from our community
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

About every week or so, I get a message from the public relations arm of one or another branch of the military. It is to inform the hometown …

It’s good when mothers, by any name, get you

It’s good when mothers, by any name, get you
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

According to a recent survey (on a parenting site I can’t recall), the most common name for American mothers is “Mom.” …

Inklings: Top dogs bring their own set of personalities

Inklings: Top dogs bring their own set of personalities
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Of the some dozen canines who have reigned over our homes since 1957, several were beagles. This breed was Jim’s favorite when he was a boy …

Editorial: Riverfest illustrates importance of Ashley River

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

To many Summerville residents, the Ashley River is just a bump in the road as they cross over the bridge under construction on Highway 165 south of town.

Smith Says: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows

Smith Says: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while glumly weeding the rose garden and wondering if I need Adderall:

Smith: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:35 a.m.

Random thoughts while glumly weeding the rose garden and wondering if I need Adderall:

Inklings: Family stories re-embellished

Friday, April 22, 2016 5:01 a.m.

Family stories don’t take long to collect. They become more and more valued – and often more shall we say “embroidered” over the years. As we have 58 years of marriage, four kids and six grands, the Hills already have quite the stockpile. And we seem to share more each time we get together.

Opinion Shaper: Children need lessons in life skills

Opinion Shaper: Children need lessons in life skills

Opinion Shaper

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:01 p.m.

“A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children,” stated popular columnist and author Dave …

Editorial: Fire deal provides better service to all

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

A deal worked out Monday reinforced our confidence that first-responders will continue to provide quick and quality fire service throughout the county.

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:25 a.m.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s election season – again.

Smith Says: Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal

Smith Says: Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Scene: A house.

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 p.m.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s election season – again.

Opinion Shaper: Cane Bay a great place, but where’s the communication?

Opinion Shaper: Cane Bay a great place, but where’s the communication?

For the Journal Scene

Friday, April 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A wish for improved communication in ZIP code area 29486 …

Kennard: New emergency scanner helps us keep you informed

Kennard: New emergency scanner helps us keep you informed
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We picked up a new tool for the newsroom last week.

Smith Says: Being short, petite has its ups and downs

Smith Says: Being short, petite has its ups and downs
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Most of the time I don’t mind being short. Excuse me, petite.

Editorial: Work together to fund Delemar fix

Friday, April 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Delemar Highway is a scenic stretch of road that leads southwest out of Summerville toward Ashley Ridge High School.

Opinion Shaper: It’s finally time to start planning for growth

Opinion Shaper: It’s finally time to start planning for growth
Friday, April 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“If you build it, they will come.”

Inklings: Fore!

Friday, April 8, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Know what happened 82 years ago last month? The first Masters Golf Tournament took place in Augusta, Georgia. It was played March 22-25, 1934, at the dream course Bobby Jones founded, the Augusta National Golf Club.

The View from The Mayor’s Desk:

The View from The Mayor’s Desk:

Summerville Mayor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As I write this, I cannot help but look forward in anticipation to our Flowertown Festival. The park is shaping up and our streets are looking good. …

The joys of aging — it’s better than the alternative

The joys of aging — it’s better than the alternative

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My husband is 60, which, as everyone knows, is the new 40. Except he’s not buying it.

Editor’s Notes: Keep those cards and letters coming

Editor’s Notes: Keep those cards and letters coming
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:01 a.m.

A note on letters to the editor:

Opinion Shaper: Watch for more changes to downtown Summerville

Opinion Shaper: Watch for more changes to downtown Summerville
Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Here is an “inside real estate” secret. When working with buyers, I love it when a seller has left the family photos on display. …

Editorial: Summerville blooms with Flowertown Festival

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The azaleas are blooming and Summerville is too. The annual Flowertown Festival is upon us.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Flower tunes for Flowertown Festival

Flower tunes for Flowertown Festival
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:51 p.m.

The Flowertown Festival begins Friday in Summerville, but there’s no reason not to get in the flower spirit now. Here are 10 songs – …

Inklings: Dogwood symbols

Inklings: Dogwood symbols
Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There aren’t many trees around the world that have the beauty, versatility, and storied history as the dogwoods. Dogwood legends include the …

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