40 Years Ago

On July 3, 1979, voters in the Archdale, Straton Capers and University Park subdivisions unanimously voted to approve the Ashley River Fire District.

On July 4, 1979, approximately 5,000 people arrived at Doty Field for the annual Fourth of July celebration sponsored by the Summerville Rotary Club.

30 Years Ago

On June 30, 1989, the 21st Annual Charleston Air Force Base Invitational Golf Tournament at the base’s Wrenwoods Golf Course was held.

On July 5, 1989, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the opening of Dorchester Jewelry and Gifts headed by Jill Henry.

25 Years Ago

On June 30, 1994, Marshall Murdaugh, the State Department of Transportation’s resident engineer for Dorchester County since 1960, announced his retirement.

On June 30, 1994, the grand opening of Revco on Bacons Bridge Road occurred.

10 Years Ago

July 1, 2009 was National Boating Day.

On July 6, 2009, Marathon Chevrolet on Main Street closed after four years in business.

1 Year Ago

On July 2, 2018, Charleston Post 166 won its fifth league title since 2011 after defeating Walterboro 6-4, 9-7 and 7-1.

On July 4, 2018, the Summerville CPW opened the drive-thru in their new building on North Cedar Street.

The July 4, 2018 edition of the Journal Scene reported that construction workers discovered 20,000 bricks from Summerville’s original brick road dating back to the late 1800s to early 1900s while working on the Hutchinson Square renovations.

Compiled by Branden Jefferson for the Journal Scene.