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Tatum returns to Journal Scene

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jim Tatum

The Summerville Journal Scene is pleased to welcome back veteran reporter Jim Tatum to its staff.

Tatum has worked in community journalism at papers throughout South Carolina since 1996.

“We are really excited to welcome Jim back at The Journal Scene,” Summerville Communications Editor Frank Johnson said. “He is a gifted writer, and a hardworking news reporter who is tough but fair.”

A graduate of Wofford College, Tatum started his career as a reporter for his hometown newspaper, the Camden Chronicle-Independent.

He moved on to the Beaufort Gazette, then became associate editor of the Chronicle-Independent.

He came to the Summerville Communications family in 2008, reporting primarily for the Berkeley Independent and the Goose Creek Gazette before joining the Summerville Journal Scene. He left journalism in March 2013 but soon thought better of it and rejoined the Journal Scene staff this month.

When not reporting, Tatum is a guitarist and freelance writer, willing to play or write for food.

He and his wife have a pair of four-legged, homeschooled “children” and live in Summerville.

Tatum will be covering Dorchester County, crime, and anything else that strikes his fancy. He can be reached at jtatum@journalscene.com or 873-9424.

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