No word yet on if pumpkin spice funnel cakes will be a part of the festival fare but the Flowertown Festival is changing seasons.
Retail giant Walmart's decision to build a $220 million import distribution center off Interstate 26 in Dorchester County was by far the biggest economic development announcement in the Charleston region in 2020, according to a new report from the S.C. Commerce Department.
SUMMERVILLE, S.C., January 29, 2021 – The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s award program is designed to recognize the dedication, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by exceptional local businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Recipients of the 2020 Ch…
Financial Advisor Thomas Johnson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Summerville has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist (SM).
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s award program is designed to recognize the dedication, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by exceptional local businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Recipients of the 2020 Chamber Awards were announced virtually …
Berkeley County’s jobless rate has increased slightly during the last month, according to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
With 2021 upon us, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is looking back over the last ten months to see not only how far we have come, but also a look to what’s in store for the new year. This pandemic, unlike more typical economic recessions, has brought unforeseen challenges and while there are certainly lessons learned and things we could have done differently, the truth is, our agency has done a lot of things right.
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce has released information on the 2021 Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
A recent ribbon cutting event by the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of a new store in Summerville for Motherland Essentials.
Dorchester County saw no change in last month’s unemployment rate, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce.
The current vaccine has to be stored at -80C, it takes some engineering and technology to get things that cold for a long period of time. Horizon Scientific is now as busy as ever.
Jennifer Watson (Our Sweet Tea Life Travel, Summerville) is now a certified destination wedding, honeymoon and romance travel specialist (CDWHRTS) recognized by the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA).
The Junior Service League of Summerville has announced its annual holiday event dates for 2020: Christmas on the Square Dec. 5-18, and PJ’s with Santa on Dec. 5.
The Summerville Chamber is one of nine accredited chambers in the state.
Just in time for the holiday season, Charleston-area personal injury law practice, Steinberg Law Firm, has chosen eight local organizations to benefit from the firm’s annual Employee Community Fund.
Starting today, neighbors in Jedburg can nourish their families at Food Lion’s newest location at 2915 W. 5th North St., Summerville, S.C. 29483. The new store is open daily from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Hoover Automotive Group’s 50th anniversary marks five decades of unwavering service to our community – and a renewed commitment to continue its legacy of excellence.
Gov. McMaster today announced that two new South Carolina CARES Act grant programs, the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program, will begin accepting applications on Oct. 19. The programs will provide financial reimbursement to South Carolina's…
The College of Nursing at Charleston Southern University announced an exceptional 95.3 percent NCLEX-RN pass rate for its 2019-2020 nursing graduates per the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
The number of Dorchester County deaths related to opioid use decreased during the previous year, according to a recent study released this week by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Town officials, business leaders and lovers of art attended Thursday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Public Works Arts Center in downtown Summerville.
Gov. Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-63, which lifts all occupancy limitations in restaurants throughout South Carolina, effective immediately.
At Bottles Beverage Superstore in Summerville the focus is about more than meeting the bottom line and making the next sale. Owners and staff at one of Flowertown’s newest beer, wine and liquor shops views patrons as family and friends—likely because they are.
Jovita Carranza, the administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, stopped by three veteran-owned business that utilized Paycheck Protection Program funds.
A Summerville-based company said it has completed its acquisition of an Irish startup that makes ultra-thin light panels that can be used to illuminate a variety of building and vehicle interiors.
A new car wash with character-themed wash experiences is coming to the outskirts of Summerville near Goose Creek.
Eligible businesses seeking assistance should operate in the tri-county and be able to provide evidence of revenue loss since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners may apply for a one-year, interest-deferred and/or an interest-free loan ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
The construction had to be delayed because of the efforts to stop the work but soon there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting marking its completion.
The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on local employment, according to data from a major economic indicator released last week.
Inc. magazine revealed that Preferred Home Services is No. 1,352 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
The Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce along with Dorchester Economic Development held a virtual, Industry Appreciation event. The virtual gathering, presented by TD Bank, took on the challenging subject of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).
TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE FARMER'S MARKET: The Summerville Farmers Market will not be back in its normal form for the rest of 2020, but it will take place as a scaled-down Mini Summerville Farmers Market in an effort to support local farmers. The market operates between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday behind Town Hall.
Walmart's announcement last month that it'll build a $220 million distribution center near mile marker 187 promises to bring more industrial development — and traffic — to the Ridgeville area.
Soon we will here the sound of school buses as school will begin on Tuesday, Sept 8. (Which is very different because for the past fifty plus years school has started in Aug). Bonner Elem. welcomes new staff members, Ms. Beauford; Mrs. Glenn; Mrs. Green; Mrs.Edens; Mrs. Tindal; Mrs. Stratton; and Ms. Wallace. HB1 will provide all school supplies for the new school year. Students will not need to share any supplies his year. Please plan to provide a book bag. Macedonia Middle School will provide the following supplies for each student: Binder, Package of binder dividers, college ruled lined paper, composition notebook, pencils, pencil pouch ( traditional Pathway students only). Students will need to provide colored pencils, hand held pencil sharpener 9traditional Pathway students only), and a box of pens (blue or black).
The Summerville Town Council has ruled to extend the emergency ordinance requiring masks. The ordinance states the public must wear face coverings inside businesses where face-to-face interaction occurs and outside where social distancing is not possible through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 10, 2020.
Guerin's Pharmacy in Summerville is one of the few businesses in the state that has survived through two pandemics — the 1918 Spanish flu and the current COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Property Tax Reform Act of 2006, most real estate transfers are considered Assessable Transfers of Interest or ATI’s. Properties that are classified as ATI’s are required to be reappraised at current market value as of December 31st of the year in which the sale occurred.
Santee Cooper is freezing rates for its residential, commercial and lighting customers from August 2020 through December 2024.
Land deal key to Walmart import hub
REV Federal Credit Union is proud to welcome Shawn Kaup as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Kaup brings more than twenty years of Marketing and Management experience. He will be responsible for advancing the new REV brand, data analytics, business intelligence, internal culture, business dev…
Walmart has announced plans to build a $220 million distribution center in Dorchester County, near Ridgeville, South Carolina. The announcement was the culmination of an effort, supported by state, county and local officials, to strengthen Walmart’s supply chain network while creating more than 1,000 local full-time jobs.
“We are tickled to welcome Walmart’s newest distribution center to western Dorchester County,” said Dorchester County Council Chairman George Bailey. “A project such as this would not have been possible without the county’s long-term commitment to infrastructure improvements and our strong relationship with the S.C. Ports Authority. We are grateful for Walmart’s faith in the county and excited for the new jobs this project will bring to our community.”
Unemployment rates across the state showed a sharp recovery in June as more people went back to work in the wake of the coronavirus, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce.
The most recent survey by DEW was released early Friday, July 17 included data collected by its monthly Household Survey.
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber Board of Directors has endorsed the concept of a boutique hotel in downtown Summerville.
The most recent figures from the Department of Employment and Workforce suggest the unemployment situation is improving since the coronavirus left many without jobs for the last two months.
The Dorchester Soil and Water Conservation District Awarded three people with its 2020 scholarship winners, and congratulated them on their “hard work and determination to obtain such excellent scholastic achievements,” according to a press release sent to the Journal Scene.
A Colorado company that announced plans for a joint venture hemp processing site in Ridgeville is fighting for its financial life in bankruptcy court, and that has its Charleston-based partner ready to go it alone.
Any pet store in unincorporated Dorchester County selling a dog or cat could have its business license suspended.
GFI Investors purchased the 563,154-square-foot building at 2550 W. 5th St. for $14.5 million.
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of SpokeWorks Bicycle Workshop in Collins Square. SpokeWorks Bicycle Workshop aims to develop a culture of cycling-centered fitness and enjoyment that serves Summervill…