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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.

Inklings: A girl’s best Pal

Friday, January 15, 2016 9:46 a.m.

I can’t remember a time in my life – from childhood on – when we didn’t have a dog, enjoying many breeds. Jim had floods …

How the homestead exemption can help reduce your taxes

Dorchester County Auditor

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:01 p.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. …

No unmade beds here

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Do you make your bed every morning? And how is this even a question?

Editor’s Notes: Weather a big part of local news

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Last week, Santee Cooper announced that it was opening its floodgates on Lake Marion and spilling into the waterways downstream.

Meaningful policy decisions await

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina General Assembly reconvenes this week for the final year of the two-year legislative session. We have many very real and impactful issues that need to be addressed. Fixing our crumbling roads, responding to SC Supreme Court ruling on rural education, improving our workforce, relief for the devastating fall floods, replacing a …

Editorial: Town needs to work together now

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

In his farewell remarks last month, Summerville Town Councilman Terry Jenkins urged the newly elected mayor, Wiley Johnson, and new town Councilwoman Christine Czarnik to do their best to represent all Summerville residents.

Ever budding memories

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

Camellias have been especially beautiful in our yard this season. Whenever I look at these dark waxy evergreens showcasing delicately layered petals, …

Resolved: To do my best in 2016

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

It’s that time of year again, when we all turn over a new leaf. (I’m skeptical of that term, because bugs are usually on the other side …

Editor’s Notes: I’m looking for some smart people

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

We’re looking for a handful of smart people to participate in a year-long project we’re calling “The Opinion Shaper.”

The DAY’s the thing

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

In reviewing 2015 most of us can probably say it had its ups and downs.

Editorial: 2016 provides opportunity to learn from past tragedies

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

One of our primary jobs as a newspaper is to help readers understand complicated issues, but we have a hard time making any sense of the violent racial issues that divided our community, state and country during 2015.

New Year’s Wishes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Well, Christmas has come and gone and I’m still wearing my stretchy pants. I gorged on fruitcake, toffee, chocolate and Trader …

Editor’s Notes: Breaking news is what we’re all about

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10:27 a.m.

Here in the news biz we spend a lot of time thinking about breaking news - the kinds of stories that happen unexpectedly, like fires and crashes and …

Editor’s Notes: Breaking news is what we’re all about

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Here in the news biz we spend a lot of time thinking about breaking news - the kinds of stories that happen unexpectedly, like fires and crashes and …

Editorial: Make resolution now to drive sober

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Today as we begin a week of celebration leading up to the new year, let us each do what we can to ensure that we make the holidays safe.

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