HISTORY, FACTS, AND ISSUES: The certified Lowndes County fatality
rate: 2006-14, 2007-14, 2008~19, 2009-16, 2010-18, 2011-15,
2012-11, 2013-7, 2014-14, 2015-19, 2016-20. Any traffic
fatality in Lowndes County is too many. For numerous years, the
county has been plagued with an unacceptable fatality rate.
Consistently for ten years between 2006 and 2016 we suffered with as
much as nineteen people dying annually in crashes. In April 2012 the
Sheriff created the SPEED team which joined forces with the Valdosta
Police HEAT team. Together both agencies diligently fought to reduce
the fatality rate. In 2013, Lowndes County recorded an unprecedented
lowest rate of the decade with seven fatalities.
What needs no testing or cooling water, no eminent domain, no fuel,
and emits only clean electricity?
Solar panels, like those built by
SolAmerica Energy behind the Langboard plant in Brooks County, Georgia.
Behind Langboard OSB, on Langboard Lane, off US 84 just west of the Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County, Georgia.
Drone Video of Langdale Solar Tracker in Brooks County, Georgia
The Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission
There is no notice of this on lowndescounty.com because
county offices are still closed today and power is still out
in parts of the county, according to Commissioner Scott Orenstein.
He responded to an inquiry from Gretchen Quarterman
after no county business numbers answered this morning.
Today’s meeting of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Zoning Board of Appeals
according to Tracy Tolley,
Zoning Coordinator for the City of Valdosta,
in response to an inquiry from Gretchen Quarterman.
ZBOA did not meet in July or August due to lack of business.
An agenda for today’s cancelled meeting is still posted on Valdosta’s website,
which I am copying here, just in case.
Probably most items will reappear on next month’s agenda. Continue reading →