“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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Dorian – what went right

We can debate whether or not we agree with certain government decisions leading up to Hurricane Dorian’s Thursday approach past Charleston, but let’s agree that a lot of things went right before and after the storm. Here are some of

Don’t Urbanize West Ashley

Charleston’s November 5 municipal elections for Mayor and six City Council seats will be a referendum on whether voters who live outside the Charleston peninsula. (74% of the population) want to urbanize West Ashley and the other suburbs. Most people

Low Battery Wall project an expensive park

Charleston City Council wisely rejected an application request for a $32 million South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) grant for the Low Battery Wall project. First of all, SCTIB was created as a fund to build new roads. Secondly, the

The push for “density” at Citadel Mall another attack on suburbs

The urban planners at City of Charleston have been calling for high-density development at Citadel Mall for years. They use the term “surface parking” as an epithet. Charleston City Council will be taking up a measure to increase the zoning

After years of neglect, SCDOT cleans Ashley Hall Road ditch

For years, we have been highly critical about the failure to maintain drainage systems in the Lowcountry. With numerous overlapping jurisdictions, it is easy to point fingers and say, “It is not our ditch.” After years of failing to maintain

Climate change agenda is all about tax increases

The left-leaning political action committee 314 Action has pledged to funnel a lot of money into the re-election campaign for Representative Joe Cunningham. The group spent more than $500,000 to highlight the offshore drilling issue in 2018, when Cunningham became

School board letter discourages free speech among board members

Lowcountry Source has obtained a letter sent by Charleston School Board Chairman Eric Mack to the other eight board members advising them to not express their individual views about the Charleston County School District (CCSD) with the public. The letter

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