“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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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

America was born from an ideal

On Independence Day, Americans need to understand the factors which made our Republic unique among all nations. On July 4, 1776, 56 representatives from the 13 colonies signed a document which specified more than 20 grievances against King George III

CCSD’s principal merry-go-round continues

Lowcountry Source reported on June 25 that the Charleston County School District (CCSD) has hired 19 new principals out of a total of 80 schools, meaning that almost 25% of schools in the district have new leadership. On June 27,

Mayors challenge Trump on Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump announced at the beginning of the month that the United States was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, which would have required American families and businesses to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. On June 2, 338 mayors

Principal merry- go-round hurts school communities

There has been great upheaval in the Charleston County School District (CCSD), with 19 new principals in place for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  The  Charleston County consolidated school board ceded the authority for principal hires and transfers in

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