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Opinion Shaper: American dream is on life support UPDATED

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 p.m.

What is the American Dream? Does it even exist anymore? What became of the idea that “you can be anything that you want to be?”

Inklings: Another white-haired wonder

Inklings: Another white-haired wonder

For the Journal Scene

Friday, August 26, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Last week I wrote about the advent of my white hair, and spoke of local ladies as well as international celebrities with clouds of crowning glories. …

Editorial: Be prepared before hurricane strikes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s hurricane season and already we have seen several big storms pass us by, but it is incumbent upon all Lowcountry residents to be prepared for the worst.

Smith Says: Perspective – not fear of frogs – changes over time

Smith Says: Perspective – not fear of frogs – changes over time

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s funny how your perspective on life changes as you get older. When I was 25, I never imagined that…

Inklings: The White Hair Cometh

Inklings: The White Hair Cometh
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

By Barbara Lynch Hill

Kennard: Journal Scene sports now in HD

Kennard: Journal Scene sports now in HD
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Journal Scene sports reporter Roger Lee and his counterpart in Berkeley County, Rob Gantt – or as I like to call them, “The …

Opinion Shaper: Security Spending for Summerville Town Hall: Need vs Want?

Opinion Shaper: Security Spending for Summerville Town Hall: Need vs Want?

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 19, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Recently the Town of Summerville Finance Committee voted to defer a $68,384 Town Hall security system purchase order requested by Mayor Wiley Johnson. …

Editorial: Traffic deaths down; but not enough

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The number of traffic-related deaths in Dorchester County has dropped slightly in the last year after a steady increase for the last three years.

Smith Says: Memories of neurotic Nicky still linger

Smith Says: Memories of neurotic Nicky still linger

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Last night I dreamed about Nicky again.

Opinion Shaper: What’s going on around town?

Opinion Shaper: What’s going on around town?

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Growing up in Summerville during the 1970s and 1980s is a privilege many of us took for granted. We didn’t realize how lucky we were to have …

Inklings: Sisters are forever, Part II

Inklings: Sisters are forever, Part II

For the Journal Scene

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

This week’s continued celebration of National Sisters Day begins with Sue George and her five sisters: Barbara Daniels, Gloria Gaskins, …

Editorial: Let’s step up the curb appeal in Summerville

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We saw the orange barrels vanish a couple of weeks ago on Bacons Bridge road when the main part of the reconstruction project ended.

Smith Says: Really, who looks at your ceilings anyway?

Smith Says: Really, who looks at your ceilings anyway?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Well, the remodeling of Ye Olde Homeplace is progressing briskly, which means it’s happening whether I like it or not.

Opinion Shaper: Vote for quality of life this November

Opinion Shaper: Vote for quality of life this November

Opinion Shaper

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

On Nov. 8, the residents of Dorchester County will chart the course for recreation and open space in our communities.

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

More than 80 sex offenders live or work within a 2-mile radius of my office.

Inklings: Sisters Are Forever, Part I

Inklings: Sisters Are Forever, Part I

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:37 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7 is National Sisters Day. I want to wish happiness to all Summerville’s sisters, especially those who answered my call to share …

Editorial: Power will not be legislated at ballot box

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By all appearances, Summerville residents will have an opportunity to vote in November for a new form of government.

Smith Says: Finding solutions to problems you didn’t know existed

Smith Says: Finding solutions to problems you didn’t know existed

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01 p.m.

I love living in America. We find the most ingenious solutions to problems.

From the Mayor’s Desk: Safety of residents the most important priority

From the Mayor’s Desk: Safety of residents the most important priority
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:17 p.m.

The safety and welfare of the people must be the primary focus of the town. Here are a few ideas I think we can do in the short term that will …

Opinion Shaper: Our schools must teach conflict resolution

Opinion Shaper: Our schools must teach conflict resolution

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“I Refuse to Give In to the Terror”

Kennard: It’s hot out there, but at least it’s not 1986

Kennard: It’s hot out there, but at least it’s not 1986
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Fun facts about the weather...

Inklings: Shoppers DNA and Sisters Update

Inklings: Shoppers DNA and Sisters Update

For the Journal Scene

Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My Great Aunt Regina, known to one and all as “Reg” was also known as an absent minded reader who would often bump into sidewalk …

Editorial: Students should be safe at school even in the bathrooms

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

With school just weeks away, teachers, parents and students will likely be faced with some new questions related to transgender laws.

Smith Says: Playboy model fails lesson on human decency

Smith Says: Playboy model fails lesson on human decency

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:01 p.m.

A former Playboy model got schooled in sisterhood this month.

Cherny: Don’t believe scare tactics on national debt

Cherny: Don’t believe scare tactics on national debt
Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:31 p.m.

Congressmen Mark Sanford came out with his “penny plan” for balancing the federal budget last week.

Opinion Shaper: We need more safety on our deadly roads

Opinion Shaper: We need more safety on our deadly roads

For the Journal Scene

Friday, July 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We have a lot to be proud of in the Lowcountry; after all, we recently received the honor of having our place of palms, moss and magnolias voted the …

Kennard: A good car is a bonus in stormy weather

Friday, July 22, 2016 11:49 a.m.

Let’s talk about the weather for a minute. It’s hot. It’s rainy. It’s humid. It’s cool – well not really cool. And that’s all in one minute.

Inklings: Refrigerators I have known

Inklings: Refrigerators I have known

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:56 a.m.

It wasn’t cooling. It wasn’t freezing. It wasn’t making ice. When the technician arrived I told him confidently that I was sure …

Editorial: Owens leaves Summerville prepared for challenges ahead

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Town of Summerville will lose a leader on Aug. 1 when Police Chief Bruce Owens officially retires after 32 years in law enforcement, the past 12 years serving as the police chief. He’s been with the Summerville Police Department 19 years.

Smith Says: Keep cool if you want to hang with me

Smith Says: Keep cool if you want to hang with me

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My husband and I recently vacationed with two other couples. It was fun – and eye-opening, considering Widdle Baby and I were together for 10 …

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