40 Years Ago

On Aug. 20, 1979, Summerville School District 2 began the school year with 9,426 students in attendance on the first day.

On Aug. 23, 1979, James H. Messervy announced his candidacy as a Democrat for the District 98 House of Representatives seat.

30 Years Ago

On Aug. 18, 1989, the 19th Annual Sertoma Football Classic began.

The Aug. 18, 1989 edition of the Journal-Scene reported that the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s “Highways or Dieways” public education campaign was named the second best in the country.

On Aug. 24, 1989, Dorchester County District 2 opened its school year with more than 13,000 students in attendance.

25 Years Ago

On Aug. 18, 1994, over 15,000 students in Dorchester School District 2 return to school on day one.

On Aug. 23, 1994, David Beasley-R and Nick Theodore-D won their respective gubernatorial runoff elections.

10 Years Ago

On Aug. 21, 2009, Ashley Ridge opened its football season and set a new scoring record after defeating Johnsonville 60-34.

1 Year Ago

On Aug. 20, 2018, Rollings Middle School of the Arts accepted students for the first time. They had 695 students on the first day of the school year.

On Aug. 20, 2018, Summerville’s Town Planning Commission voted 4-1 to deny request from Southeastern Country Club Group, LLC to build 26 townhouse units on an almost 3 acre plot along Congressional Boulevard and Pecan Drive.

Compiled by Branden Jefferson for the Journal Scene.