40 Years Ago

On July 23, 1979, Jo Dufford, a reading teacher at Flowertown Elementary, was voted to be the new assistant principal at Spann Elementary School.

The July 25, 1979 edition of the Journal-Scene reported that Harold Brasington, the founder, builder and first president of Darlington Raceway, was named the winner of the 1979 Southern 500 Award.

On July 26, 1979, Representative John H. Smith of Summerville became the first lawyer from Dorchester County ever to be elected to the South Carolina Circuit Court bench.

30 Years Ago

On July 24, 1989, President George Bush honored the S.C. Department of Highways and Public Transportation for its Adopt-A-Highway program in ceremonies at the White House.

25 Years Ago

The July 22, 1994 edition of the Journal Scene reported that Dorchester County Council unanimously voted to begin implementing zero base budgeting starting in FY 1995-96.

On July 23, 1994, a dedication ceremony was held for the official opening of the new Dorchester Shrine Club on Highway 61.

10 Years Ago

The July 22, 2008 edition of the Journal Scene reported that Lori Dibble, the principal of Daniel Island School, was named principal of Summerville Elementary School to succeed the retired Gene Sires.

1 Year Ago

On July 23, 2018, Palmetto Striders Track Club members Taylor Smith, Dominique Nesbitt and Angel Frank participated in the United States Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships.

On July 26, 2018, Dorchester County Councilman Willie Richard Davis passed away.

On July 27, 2018, A.J. Martino won his second consecutive Roy Myers Junior Open Championship.

— Compiled by Branden Jefferson for the Journal Scene.