“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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What gets you expelled in CCSD

On March 19 school authorities received a tip that an 11th grader at the School of the Arts magnet school had a gun in her car. The 11th grader told other students she had the gun, and they reported it.

GOP focus group characterizes Comey as “weak”

A camera crew from CNN came to Charleston Monday to use 22 Charleston-area Republicans as a focus group to respond to an interview with fired FBI Director James Comey and ABC anchor George Stephanopolous.  Longtime CNN correspondent Gary Tuchman asked

Beaufort, SC – what Charleston used to be

A growing number of West Ashley residents are growing weary of over-development and long for the days before it became overcrowded. Of particular concern is the trend toward large apartment complexes in West Ashley, which increase the already heavy traffic

Mainstream media increasingly viewed as “fake news”

While the term “fake news” is believed to have been originated by the leftist group First Draft in an attempt to discredit conservative websites like Breitbart, President Trump popularized the term by using it against CNN, the Washington Post and

Can CCSD fix neighborhood schools?

Our daily newspaper recently had a series of articles about the difficulty parents are having getting their children into one of the choice schools in the Charleston County School District (CCSD). A Post and Courier article states that it Is

I-526 project lacks transparency

Charleston County recently submitted a local funding proposal for the completion of I-526 to the SC Transportation Infrastructure Bank (STIB) board this week, consisting of $62 Million from the 2006 0.5% transportation sales tax, $108 Million in federal Guideshares transportation

SCANA is only a good deal for shareholders

SCE&G (owned by parent company SCANA) electric customers pay the highest rates in South Carolina. At 13.6 cents per kilowatt hour, SCE&G customers pay 23% more than Duke Energy customers in the Upstate. As the result of the Base Load

Free parking gives West Ashley businesses a competitive edge

The City of Charleston recently decided to double the parking fee for its 1700 metered parking spaces to $2 per hour.  WTMA radio host Charlie James received more than an hour of calls on his program Thursday morning, and almost

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