40 Years Ago

On Aug. 13, 1979, a committee of Dorchester County Council voted to recommend to the full council that it give Sheriff Carl Knight a room to operate out of the County Services Building.

The Aug. 17, 1979 edition of the Journal-Scene reported that Circuit Judge Ernest A. Finney dismissed a complaint brought by Storer Cable of Charleston against Dorchester County Council, allowing the county to enter into a contract with another company.

30 Years Ago

On Aug. 14, 1989, Trident Regional Medical Center’s outpatient annex on Travelers Boulevard closed as its affiliate Summerville Medical Center on Midland Parkway opened.

On Aug. 14, 1989, the Dorchester County District 2 School Board gave unanimous approval to a request for a $42, 048 supplement to the Summerville High School athletic budget.

25 Years Ago

On Aug. 15, 1994, Dorchester County Council unanimously voted to issue $4.5 million in bonds to purchase land, install transmission lines and build a sewer treatment plant in Byrds after William S. Horne agreed to sell 467 acres of land at $850 per acre.

The Aug. 17, 1994 edition of the Journal-Scene reported that Wayne Reeves filed a challenge with the Dorchester County Republican Party after narrowly losing the county council district 3 seat primary to J.C. Woodberry.

10 Years Ago

On Aug. 12, 2009, Summerville was named “Tree City USA” for the 28th year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation.

On Aug. 15, 2009, the Summerville Family YMCA held their first Youth Triathlon at The Ponds.

Aug. 17, 2009, was the first day of school for the 21 schools in Dorchester District 2.

1 Year Ago

On Aug. 17, 2018, the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes defeated the Goose Creek Gators 30-13 in their season opener.

Compiled by Branden Jefferson for the Journal Scene.