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.”
Remerton City Hall
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.
Please join us for an informational, strategy, and planning session around how we can improve access to fresh, local affordable foods.
When: 5-7PM Thursday 31 March 2016
Where: City Hall Annex, 300 N Lee St, Valdosta, GA 31601
This is a follow-on from the
South Georgia Growing Local 2016 conference
with next steps and some planning as a community. We will likely focus
around growing, community gardens, urban gardens, permaculture, food
preparation, cooking and eating, but other topics may come up. Be sure
to bring your best ideas about how to grow our local food movement in
I am Alfred Willis of 4153 Stone Hall Boulevard, Hermitage, TN. I am a consultant in architectural history and I speak for my clients, the Alden Park Homeowners’ Association. My clients engaged me to study a group of buildings threatened with demolition as part of a proposed student-housing complex. They were concerned by Continue reading →
Y’all come and give an opinion about rail in Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun work on the 2014 Georgia State Rail Plan. The Plan will serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document for passenger and freight service, providing a vision for rail throughout the state and housing comprehensive industry data.
Recent open records requests at the City of Valdosta and the Lowndes County
Sheriff’s Office were similar. An unscheduled visit to the respective open records
office (Valdosta City Clerk and Information Window at the Sheriff’s Office) resulted
in a simple form and information returned on the spot. No waiting, no hassle.
Open records requests at the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners is a
It’s not too hard to get the form, it’s here: Continue reading →
One effective way to keep an eye on what’s happening in our government is
through open records and open meetings, and Georgia has pretty good laws for both of those.
Attending meetings generally requires only a small amount of time for any
agency. Some government agencies meet only once per month and sometimes for
less than one hour. Some may meet twice a month (work session and regular
session) or some as frequently as four times (two work sessions and two
regular sessions). Attending meetings is a good way to show the elected
and appointed officials that you are interested in what they are doing as your
Making open records requests is a good way to get additional information about
issues in which you are interested.
The Lake Park Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Department of
Agriculture, local elected officials, and community members helped
celebrate the opening of the Corbett family’s most recent endeavor.
Raisin’ Cane held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 17th
at their new facility at the corner of
US41S and Newsome Road.
Ken Corbett welcomed those gathered and thanked family, friends, contractors
and more for helping to bring the vision to completion. Continue reading →