40 Years Ago

On July 29, 1979, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the official opening of the new addition to the animal shelter on Highway 78.

On July 30, 1979, a new Dorchester County EMS contract was awarded to Herbert’s Ambulance Firm, making it one of the largest operations of its kind in the state.

30 Years Ago

On July 30, 1989, Tiffany’s Bakery in Northwoods Mall closed. It was the second largest store in its chain of over 100 stores around the country.

On Aug. 1, 1989, the State Department of Health and Environmental Control issued permits to allow the city of Charleston to dump ash at a Dorchester County landfill.

25 Years Ago

The July 29, 1994 edition of the Journal-Scene reported that a new historic marker was going to be placed on John’s Island to commemorate Belvidere School, one of the earliest public schools to operate on the island.

On Aug. 2, 1994, National Night Out events were held.

10 Years Ago

On July 30, 2009, Mead WestVaco held a public meeting to get community feedback regarding the 6,600 acre tract of land known as Watson Hill.

July 30, 2009 was the grand opening of Lowe’s on Dorchester Road.

The July 31, 2009 edition of the Journal Scene reported that the bronze sculpture “Dreamin’ of the Big Game” at the Gahagan ball fields was replaced with a duplicate after the original was stolen in 2007.

1 Year Ago

The Aug. 1, 2018 edition of the Journal Scene reported that MUSC received approval to build a $325 million hospital in the Nexton area.

Compiled by Branden Jefferson for the Journal Scene.