Jessica Freeman, planner and probation officer in Remerton, invited me to get to know Remerton a little better. “It’s not just college student housing and bars.”I met up with her at Remerton City Hall. She showed me around the new construction, which includes a second payment window for the busy days when water bills are due. It seems that everyone wears more than one hat on the city staff.
If you haven’t been to a Remerton City Hall meeting, they meet on the second Monday of each month at 5:30PM, in the City Hall at 1757 Poplar Street.We started our walk with my request for a post-box. There is one in the parking lot of “the old Harveys”, now home to several shops and restaurants. You know, it’s just not right if directions don’t include reference to “the old”. As we walked, I snapped this photo looking back at what remains of the mill, just the smoke stack. As we walked along Jessica pointed out the variety of shops, professional offices and services that are available in Remerton.
We stopped in at The Beanery and got to see their new digs (they moved from William Street in Valdosta) and got a tour of the roasting room.
Our walking tour continued to the edge of the city at Baytree and Melody Lane where there is a small garden and the Welcome to Remerton monument. The monument looks like a standard brick and stucco model but it is cleverly made of a lighter weight material. This has several benefits, not the least of which is if a car runs up over the corner, the monument will detach and maybe not ruin the car.
There’s more to see in Remerton but that’s for another day.