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Kennard: New emergency scanner helps us keep you informed

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We picked up a new tool for the newsroom last week.

Smith Says: Being short, petite has its ups and downs

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Most of the time I don’t mind being short. Excuse me, petite.

Editorial: Work together to fund Delemar fix

Friday, April 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Delemar Highway is a scenic stretch of road that leads southwest out of Summerville toward Ashley Ridge High School.

Opinion Shaper: It’s finally time to start planning for growth

Friday, April 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“If you build it, they will come.”

Inklings: Fore!

Friday, April 8, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Know what happened 82 years ago last month? The first Masters Golf Tournament took place in Augusta, Georgia. It was played March 22-25, 1934, at the dream course Bobby Jones founded, the Augusta National Golf Club.

The View from The Mayor’s Desk:

Summerville Mayor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As I write this, I cannot help but look forward in anticipation to our Flowertown Festival. The park is shaping up and our streets are looking good. …

The joys of aging — it’s better than the alternative

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My husband is 60, which, as everyone knows, is the new 40. Except he’s not buying it.

Editor’s Notes: Keep those cards and letters coming

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:01 a.m.

A note on letters to the editor:

Opinion Shaper: Watch for more changes to downtown Summerville

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Here is an “inside real estate” secret. When working with buyers, I love it when a seller has left the family photos on display. …

Editorial: Summerville blooms with Flowertown Festival

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The azaleas are blooming and Summerville is too. The annual Flowertown Festival is upon us.

Smith Says: Dance like nobody’s watching (and hope that no one is!)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.

Flower tunes for Flowertown Festival

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:51 p.m.

The Flowertown Festival begins Friday in Summerville, but there’s no reason not to get in the flower spirit now. Here are 10 songs – …

Inklings: Dogwood symbols

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There aren’t many trees around the world that have the beauty, versatility, and storied history as the dogwoods. Dogwood legends include the …

Editorial: Working together pays off for Summerville

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We are starting to see some real changes taking place at the newest Summerville interchange on Interstate 26.

Smith Says: Drinking while shopping - an idea whose time has come?

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.

Editor’s Notes: Awards reflect quality of local journalism

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The pending arrival of spring brings with it the arrival of the awards season.

OPINION SHAPER: Cane Bay YMCA, When Are You?

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

On Sept. 25, 2012, The Post & Courier newspaper printed an article about the planned YMCA in Cane Bay indicating that “Groundbreaking …

Editorial: $400 million road deal is short-sighted

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 p.m.

A modest hike in the gas tax would provide a long-term solution to fixing South Carolina’s dangerous roads and bridges, ranked as some of the most dangerous in the country.

Inklings: A spring birthday celebration

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The official arrival of spring in two days is the perfect time to celebrate the opening of our downtown horticultural gem, Azalea Park. Her birthday …

Editor’s Notes: Animals in the news make for good stories

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the fun things I get to do every week is read the Pets of the Week column, which features one dog and one cat that desperately need homes.

Smith Says: Moving is for the birds

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Like all married couples, Widdle Baby and I have faced challenges: Death, surgery, Atkins, the usual. Through it all, we’ve stayed strong and …

Editorial: Children’s safety is a community issue

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

If a lawsuit is filed over school resource officers in the Dorchester District 2 schools, it would be a huge waste of time and money - especially considering everyone appears to agree on what needs to happen.

Opinion Shaper: Take pride in local beauty ­— don’t litter

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’m guessing most of Summerville is unware of a hidden gem we have right here in our backyard. Those lucky enough to have a boat or kayak and …

Inklings: How many birthdays?

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:34 p.m.

The first birthday party I threw for you was when you left your teens. We had met during the previous Christmas vacation, both traveling on a train …

Editor’s Notes: Sports rookie appreciates sports legends

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

One of the first rules of journalism that every writer learns early on is “write what you know.”

Smith Says: Firing teacher for nude selfie teaches all the wrong lessons

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By now you’ve probably heard about Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Career and Technology Center at Union County High School.

Inklings: On moving

Friday, March 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

‘Move” was for 25 years my least favorite four-letter word. That’s because we’d done it 22 times over that period of …

Opinion Shaper: Protect the swamps so they can protect us

Friday, March 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In my early years at the Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp, I used to play a game with visiting students. It was called Wetland Metaphors …

From the Mayor’s Office: The sweet life is in Summerville

Summerville Mayor

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The first two months in office have been both interesting and exciting. Many business leaders and government officials have met with me concerning …

Editor’s Notes: Be careful, I care about that old bike

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’ve noticed that here in the Lowcountry, bicycles and cars are a little like oil and water. If you enjoy bike riding, you pretty much despise …

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