“Lowcountry Watchdog”


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Editor John Steinberger is a navy veteran, former teacher and longtime political activist. His Lowcountry Watchdog commentaries are designed to advocate for the average lowcountry citizen whose views are often ignored by local government and media. To discuss a topic of interest with John, email him at john@lowcountrysource.colophondev5.com.


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Who are the nationalists?

During Saturday’s violent clash in Charlottesville, Va. between disparate groups protesting the removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the leftist groups Antifa and Indivisible, all the media chatter was about “white nationalism”. Very few of

CCSD needs better accounting for classroom equipment

As the 2017 – 2018 school year approaches, teachers are readying their classrooms for the August 17 opening day. This is an exciting time for teachers and students with the anticipation of a new school year. One of my favorite

Give school supplies to teachers, schools

As the new school year approaches, parents are rushing to buy the needed school supplies required by each school.  They want to save money on back-to-school purchases like clothing, school supplies, electronics and more. I taught in Charleston County middle and

Charleston County I-526 lawsuit jeopardizes future road funding

Charleston County filed a lawsuit against the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (STIB) Thursday with the South Carolina Supreme Court, claiming a breach of contract in the 2014 agreement to complete I-526 and connect West Ashley with Johns Island and Johns

School Board Members get sued for voting for a pay raise

The Charleston County School Board has had its pay frozen at $25 per meeting since the 1967 Act of Consolidation was passed by the General Assembly. Now they have to pay for their own legal defense. A lawsuit filed on

Do you trust the SCDOT to maintain our local roads?

It is well documented now that 911 calls went in concerning a loose tarp over the Don Holt Bridge in North Charleston days before the tarp fell, caused a chain of traffic accidents, and created traffic delays in much of the

School Board cut out of CCSD’s Strategic Plan

Every five years South Carolina school districts submit a District Strategic Plan, required by State Board of Education Regulation 43-261. This plan outlines how the district will increase student achievement. EdFirstSC, a teacher advocacy group, published the Charleston County School

Congressional Republicans wise to avoid Town Halls

South Carolina Democrats urged the eight Republicans in the state Congressional Delegation to hold Town Hall meetings during the Independence Day break. Based on past experience, they were wise to decline. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott and Representative Mark

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