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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 …

Inklings: Sisters

Inklings: Sisters

For the Journal Scene

Friday, July 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s true: the best things often do come in small packages.

Kennard: Watch for familiar faces at Olympics in August

Kennard: Watch for familiar faces at Olympics in August
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I love the Olympics. I love the pageantry, the drama, the underdog stories, the rivalries and the camaraderie between nations that this world …

Sanford: Penny Plan would reduce U.S. debt in five years

Sanford: Penny Plan would reduce U.S. debt in five years

Guest Columnist

Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:21 a.m.

It’s simple. It’s fair. It forces action.

Editorial: Pedestrian traffic deaths must stop

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

Drivers, take note: Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks.

Smith Says: Too hot for you? Don’t sweat it

Smith Says: Too hot for you? Don’t sweat it

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 p.m.

To state the obvious, it’s hot. HAWT.

From the Mayor’s Desk: Many ideas will help with challenges ahead

From the Mayor’s Desk: Many ideas will help with challenges ahead

For the Journal Scene

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

We are well into the 21st century and I have completed the first six months of my term.

Beware of winnings that you have to pay for

Beware of winnings that you have to pay for

For the Journal Scene

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:00 a.m.

It had been a good Thursday. My grandson, Cole, and I had finished our weekly lunch date and were headed to my house where he had left his car.

Kennard: Reuse, recycle or pitch

Kennard: Reuse, recycle or pitch
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:01 p.m.

I am drowning in cardboard boxes. It’s a good thing cardboard is a recyclable product here.

Inklings: The Month of the Cake

Inklings: The Month of the Cake

For the Journal Scene

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

Borrowing – and adapting – from the Chinese tradition of individual years being named for something special, and in their case, zodiac …

Opinion Shaper: Young people affected most by election, least likely to vote

Opinion Shaper: Young people affected most by election, least likely to vote

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

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

It’s that season again. Mail, phone calls and even knocks on your door are about to start, and won’t stop until the day after Election …

Smith Says: Traveling to Canada? You won’t find Glen Campbell

Smith Says: Traveling to Canada? You won’t find Glen Campbell

For the Journal Scene

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

We’re not in the Manitoba wilderness or on the plains of Saskatchewan – just in Victoria, BC, a “shore day” on our …

Kennard: Independence Day has special meaning to Summerville

Kennard: Independence Day has special meaning to Summerville
Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I knew something wasn’t right last year on the Fourth of July when my daughter quietly walked into the living room and interrupted me to say, …

Councilman’s Corner: Roads, parks, libraries on Dorchester County’s to-do list

Councilman’s Corner: Roads, parks, libraries on Dorchester County’s to-do list

Dorchester County Councilman

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

Non Nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. (Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name give glory)

Opinion Shaper: Summerville hotel was an idea that’s worked in the past

Opinion Shaper: Summerville hotel was an idea that’s worked in the past

Opinion Shaper

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

We knew that things were about to be different the day they put up the chain link fence.

Inklings: Discombobulation

Inklings: Discombobulation

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:26 p.m.

I broke the first egg on the edge of the skillet, doing such a splendid job, the shell cracked into a dozen pieces, the yolk split and half the white …

Smith Says: Around our house it was Boiled peanuts, Fritos and quivering liver

Smith Says: Around our house it was Boiled peanuts, Fritos and quivering liver
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Today’s column is about things my family says. We’ve always had a lot to say, and boy, do we share. (Except for my father, who spoke as …

Taking a stroke at golf -- and childhood cancer

Taking a stroke at golf -- and childhood cancer
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Normally when I go to hit a golf ball it flies off into the woods and disrupts an unfortunate family of birds. Sometimes, the ball goes swimming with …

Analysis: Scott proposes fix to federal housing programs

Analysis: Scott proposes fix to federal housing programs
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development this week introduced the …

Opinion Shaper: Longtime Summervillians welcome new arrivals UPDATED

Friday, June 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

What is wrong with being “Old”? A letter in the Journal Scene on May 13 expressed an opinion of my hometown. The letter is not the first to use the term “Old” to describe residents of Summerville, who have been here for a long time.

Smith Says: Divorce rate could be linked to Last Nerve Syndrome

Smith Says: Divorce rate could be linked to Last Nerve Syndrome

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Time magazine’s June 13 cover story was “How to Stay Married (and why).”

EDITORIAL: Voter apathy is pathetic

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Remember when Election Day was important? You probably don’t. Voter participation at the polls has been waning for decades. It’s a trend that must change, but it likely won’t – at least not any time soon.

Kennard: Fathers day gifts come in various packages UPDATED

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:10 a.m.

With another Father’s Day behind us, millions of fathers are now enjoying new ties, perhaps some new socks and maybe a card from the kids – perhaps a phone call, or a mention in a Facebook post.

Opinion Shaper: Better access to Cooper River is needed as population grows

Opinion Shaper: Better access to Cooper River is needed as population grows

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:20 a.m.

Population growth and the pressures it is placing on the low country is a popular topic in the media lately.

Inklings: Man of steel had a softer side with family UPDATED

Inklings: Man of steel had a softer side with family

Journal Scene columnist

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

My dad started working as a puddler’s helper in a steel mill as a teenager in Pennsylvania and ended his working career heading up a steel …

Kennard: Father’s Day gifts come in various packages UPDATED

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Father’s Day is upon us.

Kennard: Sweet tea world record a good way to celebrate big move

Kennard: Sweet tea world record a good way to celebrate big move
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A new world record is expected to be broken today in Summerville when thousands will sample sweet tea from a 2,400 gallon “mason jar.” …

Opinion Shaper: Illegal Left Turns Are Dangerous

Opinion Shaper: Illegal Left Turns Are Dangerous

Journal Scene Opinion Shaper

Friday, June 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I find it rather humorous when I hear folks complain about traffic around here. Having lived in northern Virginia for 31 years, even the worst …

Inklings: Bad day – good laugh

Inklings: Bad day – good laugh

For the Journal Scene

Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:26 p.m.

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to be forgetful. But it helps! They’re often called senior moments. Other terms include cranial …

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