“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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Draft Master Plan out of character for West Ashley community

Consulting firm Dover Kohl recently released its first draft of the West Ashley Master Plan, a project that began in January. The draft envisions a West Ashley in which most residents live in apartments and get around using mass transit,

Tree service shortage an issue during Irma recovery

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, a lot of families are in need of tree removal services, but the number of qualified crews with operational equipment is in short supply.  A search of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

GOP leadership obstructing the Trump agenda

President Donald Trump campaigned on the America First economic agenda. His plan revolved around tax reform, reduction in regulatory policies, renewing our trade policies, and increasing the supply of American energy resources. While he has accomplished many of his goals

Where were South Carolina’s utility regulators?

South Carolina’s legislative leaders have howled with righteous indignation over the failed nuclear reactor project involving the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) and the state-owned utility Santee-Cooper. What they don’t tell you is that they appoint the members

Use Houston floods to pilot Rebuild America’s Infrastructure plan

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas as well as Houston, America’s fourth largest city, and other inland areas of South Texas. The lingering storm caused massive flooding and will require an overhaul of the area’s infrastructure, from

Charleston has no drainage maintenance schedule

The $300,000 Church Creek Drainage Basin Study, launched in August, has revealed that the City of Charleston has no preventive maintenance schedule for the drainage system. Community meetings organized by the engineering form Weston & Sampson attracted residents from Shadowmoss,

Public not informed about drainage study community meetings

Weston & Newton, a design, engineering and environmental services firm, was contracted by the City of Charleston to do a study for the Church Creek Drainage Basin, a 5000-acre area along the Bees Ferry Rd. corridor. The first step in

Keep the Charlottesville Mayhem Out of Charleston

On Saturday, August 12, there was a planned protest at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va. over the planned removal of a statue dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A permit was obtained for the protest by a Southern heritage

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