over at the historical Courthouse square, Lowndes County Board of Commissioners and Lowndes County Public Works Department will plant three trees that are native to south Georgia in celebrating a three-day free-to-the-public electronic recycling event. The public is welcome. And I’d like to also recognize at this time special thanks to Advanced Disposal and Yancey Caterpillar for helping with the funding of this event.
What we’re doing is at the request of the Committee for the Preservation of the Courthouse. The scene around the Courthouse as you see it now the Annex has come off. There is sod down at this point. We’re going to add three more trees on that, which would be the north side of the Courthouse. It would be three different species of hardwood trees. And when that is completed, we should have a sample of each hardwood tree that is representative of south Georgia around the perimeter of the Courthouse.
So it’s going to be really nice, and it will still allow us to be able to use that green space and all right there for some events and such as that, for Farm Days and what have you. So if you do have it, put it on your calendar, take the opportunity to come out and enjoy the morning with us as we plant those three trees.
There’s no press release about this on the Lowndes County website. Buried in their calendar there is this blurb:
Earth Day Event (4/22/2013)
Historical Courthouse Square
Tuesday, April 22, 2013
The public is invited to attend!
Who is the Committee for the Preservation of the Courthouse? On 24 April 2012 the Commission appointed [mumble] to that Committee. According to the minutes it was “Mr. Mike Dover”, presumably J. Michael (Mike) Dover, Esq. of the Langdale Company, although curiously his writeup there doesn’t mention the Courthouse Preservation Committee, while it does mention numerous other committees and boards he’s on. Here’s his law firm writeup, for Dover Miller Stone & Karras, P.C.. Why isn’t this Committee publicised by the County?
Why does the Lowndes County government throw away good PR like this? County Clerk Paige Dukes did get on WALB 14 December 2012 about the Annex demolition, and a Michael McKinley posted a video of the demolition in progress, but I don’t find anything in the news about this Earth Day tree planting event.