“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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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 that board member. The most recent example is a letter

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 English Language Arts (ELA). The assessments are given to students

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 second-guessing. I admit to doing some of that. The best

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 in the ductwork. Stono Park, on Garden Street in West

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 Revitalization Commission on Wednesday. Doing so would not only be

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, the women’s suffrage movement and the civil rights movement of the

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 and non-descript urban design and the steady drumbeat urging residents

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 been allocated in the 2018 budget to improved the city’s

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