“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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Principal merry- go-round hurts school communities

There has been great upheaval in the Charleston County School District (CCSD), with 23 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

Baseball franchise mocks Tebow’s faith

Former NFL quarterback and current Columbia Fireflies minor league outfielder Tim Tebow played a three-game weekend series against the Charleston Riverdogs, attracting more than 21,000 fans. The Riverdogs management took several jabs at Tebow’s strong Christian faith by playing the

Tecklenburg pushes global warming agenda

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg recently signed a letter opposing President Donald Trump’s executive action removing the United States from the terms of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, citing sea level rise, flooding and more extreme weather events. He was one

Can you envision a West Ashley without cars?

The West Ashley Master Plan took another step with the Work in Progress presentation by consulting firm Dover Kohl Saturday at Citadel Mall, with about 250 people in attendance.  The presentation focused on more high-density development and more people walking,

13 CCSD principals reassigned due to new evaluation process

The Charleston County School District implemented a new teacher evaluation system called Value Added Measurements (VAM) in the middle of the school year. VAM evaluates teachers based on various standardized test scores. It is designed to measure individual student progress

Environmentalists inconsistent when it comes to building in wetlands

Local environmentalists and politicians constantly beat the drum that we need more bike paths, sidewalks, and mass transit to take cars off the road and reduce our carbon footprint.  Why aren’t they speaking up when it comes to new development on

Paving wetlands is the real environmental threat

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order allowing the Interior Department to review the prospects of oil and natural gas leasing in Atlantic and Arctic ocean waters which are currently off-limits. The environmental lobby quickly sent out a message

Should there be a park at “The Pig”?

Rumors are swirling that the City of Charleston is interested in purchasing the property formerly occupied by Piggly Wiggly at “suicide merge” at Sam Rittenberg Blvd. and Old Towne Rd. and converting the 2.5 acre parcel into a park. Faison

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