In 1996, Peg Lahmeyer and other members of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Summerville started a ministry dedicated to supporting people with Alzheimer's disease and the caregivers who look after them.
Jerrel Floyd is an Alabama raised reporter who covers Summerville and Dorchester County for The Post and Courier.
Booker T. Johnson's burial site spent years separated from its veteran gravestone. During that time, the headstone was just a few miles away, resting on an abandoned building.
Summerville native Jennifer Jaggars was recently promoted to captain following eight years of firefighting service. She is one of three women in the Summerville department.
At a Monday night board meeting, the district made the decision to continue on with its current districtwide virtual instruction model through Jan. 29.
After months of having a mask ordinance in place, the town has issued its first citation to a business located less than a mile from town hall.
The Summerville shelter closed out the year with placing a little more than 1,700 animals in foster homes. Shelter leaders say it was one of their higher animal fostering rates.
Experts argue that while they can't say specifically what aspect of managing the COVID-19 pandemic has had the greatest impact, it's possible activities such as social distancing and mask-wearing are a part of it.
Beyond BASIC LIFE Skills is a nonprofit that gives adults with intellectual disabilities the tools they need to live independently.
"It's our connection to the outside world," said Maria Glover, a 61-year-old Summerville resident and longtime Meals on Wheels recipient. "They're almost like a second family."