Movin’ on up!

Arrived via google alert for keyword “Valdosta”:
Those on the committee to hire a new EDC director seem so certain they will offer Lofton the job that he is already making plans to announce he’s leaving Georgia next week, and can start work here in mid-April.
Lofton? Yes, that Lofton:
Brad Lofton, a Georgia native and moneymaker for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority in his home state, is being introduced around Horry County today as the leading candidate for the executive director of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation.
The story is Economic development agency likely has new director, by Lorena Anderson, in the Myrtle Beach SunNews.

Hm, somebody is counting at least one chicken that hasn’t hatched:

Lofton has been with the Valdosta group since 2006, and has brought millions of dollars’ worth of business and jobs to that county, Wendel said, including an energy plant that uses biomass and is now getting federal renewable energy credits; ….
Also notice what they don’t list as a positive: the solar plant. Perhaps an indication of somebody’s priorities.


6 thoughts on “Movin’ on up!

  1. Barbara Stratton

    Strange that the article makes it look like the cited energy plant that uses biomass is up & running & utilizing fed renewable energy credits. Last time I asked ground had not been broken & there seems to be a promise to name biomass suppliers as well as paying customers for the generated energy before ground is broken. Am I thinking about the same biomass plant? Of course there are those GA senators who are proposing a bill that will make it illegal to ask govt intities to divulge info on investors or customers for businesses they make deals with. Wonder if that will speed things up? Such a law would definitely be a backward movement for openess in government.

  2. Yuck

    I had a feeling that Mr. Lofton wasn’t going to stay here to raise his children and maybe that’s why all the medical documentation about the health risks of biomass made no impact on him. He’ll probably try to bring a biomasss incinerator to Myrtle Beach. Maybe the Myrtle Beach public officials will read this blog and take a look at all his unprofessional emails, but then they might not hire him, and we’d be stuck with him. Sorry Myrtle Beach, but this guy will probably bring polluting industry to your neighborhood and nothing you show him will ever change his mind that it is indeed polluting industry–I guess because before he has to live with it he’ll move somewhere else. Good grief.

  3. George Boston Rhynes

    Never, never, ever be shocked by Valdosta and South Georgia News Media Whiteout Machines. This includes local Television, News Papers, Radio, and our elected officials that are on the wrong side of history. This pattern and practice of keeping citizens deaf; dumb, and blind to the times as to what takes place at public meetings in own community and in the State of Georgia is no secret.
    Omissions such as these; has become a Highly, Honorable, and Respected South Georgia Tradition here in the Bible belt. Just be thankful; for the few of us; that did not consume that purple tea. Nor did we attend the party; where this purple tea was being served; apparently to contribute to the destruction and down fall of our beloved Republic.
    So in conclusion! Let us all continue to love these new patriots and Christians following the election of President Barack Obama in 2008.
    Peace, love, and overstanding always! G.B.R.

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