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CCSD colludes with daily newspaper to trash board member

Whenever the Charleston County School District (CCSD) administration considers a school board member a threat to its policy positions and actions, it colludes with the Post and Courier to attack

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CCSD SC Ready test scores moving in wrong direction

During the past three years, Charleston County School District (CCSD) students have seen a decline in scores on the annual South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC Ready) for math and

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Florence – examining what went right …

Now that Tropical Storm Florence has cleared out of the Palmetto State, people can start critiquing the actions taken before and after the storm. As always, there will be some

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CCSD’s priorities are with the powerful

Lowcountry Source reported on the contentious battle between the Stono Park Elementary parents, teachers, and community to replace the 66-year-old school or whether to renovate the crumbling building with mold

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Why the push for apartments in shopping centers?

There is a concerted effort in the Lowcountry to retrofit our suburban shopping centers with apartment units. That was an idea presented at the August meeting of the West Ashley

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D’Souza traces roots of the “resist” movement

In the movie Death of a Nation, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza traces the Democrat “resist” movement to 1860 and the election of Abraham Lincoln. Democrats later resisted the abolition of slavery,

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Small town living thrives in NC Highlands

Lowcountry Source has throughly documented the effect New Urbanism has had on West Ashley and how the area’s suburban character is under siege. The push for high density apartment complexes

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When will flooding really be a priority?

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg wrote on his official Facebook page earlier in the week that flooding (prevention) was his top priority. If that were truly the case, money would have

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McMaster veto protects privacy rights

Governor Henry McMaster issued a veto Friday on the South Carolina Industry, Workforce and Education Data Warehouse proviso in the 2018-2019 state budget. The proviso would allow data collection and

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Ashley Bakery takes custom orders

One of my birthday indulgences is apple pie. I will not eat the ones sold in grocery stores. There are many bakeries in West Ashley, but apple pie is not

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