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Memorial Day: All gave some. Some gave all.

Monday, May 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Inklings: Oral history . . . ‘Tis the season UPDATED

Inklings: Oral history . . . ‘Tis the season

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 27, 2016 10:59 a.m.

We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day. Father’s Day is upon us. Family reunions are coming up. So are summer vacations. All this …

Kennard: Newest grad has proud father UPDATED

Kennard: Newest grad has proud father
Friday, May 27, 2016 7:31 a.m.

Pardon me for a minute while I brag about my children, specifically my youngest child, Tall Sam. Sam is the youngest of our four children. …

Editorial: Local higher ed options lacking

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Good news graduates, there are jobs waiting for you, as long as you have no more than an associate’s degree. High school grads? Well the picture is a bit bleak, but not nearly as bleak as it is for students graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Smith Says: Questions: Why are we so tired? Cocktails anyone?

Smith Says: Questions: Why are we so tired? Cocktails anyone?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while washing my car and wondering why every bird within 50 miles apparently has GPS leading directly to my windshield:

Opinion Shaper: Myth Buster on Education: It takes a village to raise a child

Opinion Shaper: Myth Buster on Education: It takes a village to raise a child

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, May 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Education is the backbone of our society’s success. Our schools and community are faced with seemingly endless challenges from teachers, …

Editor’s Notes: Search for a home an adventure

Editor’s Notes: Search for a home an adventure
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’ve been looking for a home recently as I prepare to move my family across the country. High school graduation day in Utah is May 26, and we …

Smith Says: How well do we really know anyone?

Smith Says: How well do we really know anyone?
Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:39 a.m.

Last week my husband, Widdle Baby, and I were watching some mindless network TV show. A ruggedly handsome doctor was tenderly cupping the face of a …

Editorial: Mayor takes lead on recycling issue

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson is tackling a tough issue in a smart way.

Opinion Shaper: Local writers support new libraries and a community center

Opinion Shaper: Local writers support new libraries and a community center

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’m what they call a late bloomer to the writing field, not having heard the call until a horrible time in life, my father’s passing. …

Opinion Shaper: Rivers are valuable recreation infrastructure UPDATED

Opinion Shaper: Rivers are valuable recreation infrastructure

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 13, 2016 9:28 a.m.

Charleston frequenter Ted Turner wrote in his foreword to Rivers of South Carolina, “Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with …

Inklings: On the job training

Inklings: On the job training

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 13, 2016 3:26 p.m.

Most of us when starting a job may need a bit of training and have a period of adjustment to meld into the new work force. But if you’re at …

The View from The Mayor’s Desk: Tackling recycling

The View from The Mayor’s Desk: Tackling recycling

Mayor of Summerville

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Recycling has become a problem for the entire country and not just for Summerville. Some municipalities have dealt with it more effectively and in a …

Editorial: Enough; Town uses council government

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Town of Summerville uses a “Council Form of Government.” We urge our town leaders to accept it and get on with doing the business of Summerville.

Smith Says: Learn to make your own fun in rural South Carolina

Smith Says: Learn to make your own fun in rural South Carolina
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Friends sometimes drive through our little village and ask, “What do you DO here?”

Opinion Shaper: Parents have tools to building a child’s intelligence

Opinion Shaper: Parents have tools to building a child’s intelligence

For the Journal Scene

Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The local news buzzes with stories and debates concerning growth, development, and roadways in the town of Summerville and surrounding counties. It …

Inklings– Grandparenthood revisited

Inklings– Grandparenthood revisited

For the Journal Scene

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Somebody once told me that the first moment you actually lay eyes on your first grandchild is a divine moment. It was for me. That initial visual was …

Editorial: We need more, not fewer, public comments at DD2 meetings

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Dorchester District 2 officials want you to know they care about you, but we question if they want to hear from you.

It’s time to honor those who served from our community

It’s time to honor those who served from our community
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

About every week or so, I get a message from the public relations arm of one or another branch of the military. It is to inform the hometown …

It’s good when mothers, by any name, get you

It’s good when mothers, by any name, get you
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

According to a recent survey (on a parenting site I can’t recall), the most common name for American mothers is “Mom.” …

Inklings: Top dogs bring their own set of personalities

Inklings: Top dogs bring their own set of personalities
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Of the some dozen canines who have reigned over our homes since 1957, several were beagles. This breed was Jim’s favorite when he was a boy …

Editorial: Riverfest illustrates importance of Ashley River

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

To many Summerville residents, the Ashley River is just a bump in the road as they cross over the bridge under construction on Highway 165 south of town.

Smith Says: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows

Smith Says: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Random thoughts while glumly weeding the rose garden and wondering if I need Adderall:

Smith: Love in marriage has nothing to do with feather pillows

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:35 a.m.

Random thoughts while glumly weeding the rose garden and wondering if I need Adderall:

Inklings: Family stories re-embellished

Friday, April 22, 2016 5:01 a.m.

Family stories don’t take long to collect. They become more and more valued – and often more shall we say “embroidered” over the years. As we have 58 years of marriage, four kids and six grands, the Hills already have quite the stockpile. And we seem to share more each time we get together.

Opinion Shaper: Children need lessons in life skills

Opinion Shaper: Children need lessons in life skills

Opinion Shaper

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:01 p.m.

“A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children,” stated popular columnist and author Dave …

Editorial: Fire deal provides better service to all

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

A deal worked out Monday reinforced our confidence that first-responders will continue to provide quick and quality fire service throughout the county.

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:25 a.m.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s election season – again.

Smith Says: Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal

Smith Says: Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Scene: A house.

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season

Editor’s Notes: Journalists look forward to election season
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 p.m.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s election season – again.

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