40 Years Ago

On Sept. 29, 1979, Summerville’s new public library on Trolley Road was formally dedicated.

On Oct. 1, 1979, Dorchester County Council awarded the cable television franchise to Dorchester Cablevision, Inc.

30 Years Ago

On Oct. 4, 1989, Dorchester County Council reinstated the countywide burning ban after relaxing it to aid in the removal of storm debris.

On Oct. 5, 1989, Oprah Winfrey taped her show in Charleston to raise money for the Hugo disaster relief fund.

25 Years Ago

The Sept. 30, 1994 edition of the Journal-Scene reported that the Dorchester County — Summerville Airport received a $942,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvements.

On Oct. 3, 1994, David Beasley, Republican nominee for governor, held a town meeting in Summerville.

10 Years Ago

On Oct. 4, 2009, a dedication of a new garden at Summerville Elementary, called the Garden of Learning, was held to honor the late former SES principal Dr. Gene Sires.

1 Year Ago

On Sept. 25, 2018, Art Central Fine Art Gallery in Summerville celebrated its 20th anniversary.

On Sept. 29, 2018, the Ashley Ridge boys’ and girls’ swim teams both won the Region 8-AAAAAA Championship meet.

On Oct. 5, 2018, Fort Dorchester defeated Berkeley in the finals of the Lowcountry Showdown 21-20.

Compiled by Branden Jefferson for the Journal Scene.