The county government is less clear about animals than it asks citizens to be.
Tonight the Lowndes County Democratic Party is doing what the county has never done: holding a public forum on animal rights.
Apparently there are some human rights involved, too, given recent allegations of a deputy with gun drawn and arson.
Every Valdosta City Council seat up for election is contested,
a couple of Valdosta School Board seats, one Hahira City Council seat,
and five people are running for four Lake Park City Council seats.
Although this is a nonpartisan election, all candidates are invited
tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP)
monthly meeting, 6PM Monday 14 September 2015, at Mama June’s Home Cookin’,
3286 Inner Perimeter Rd.,
Around 20 of them will speak, so here’s your first opportunity
to hear directly from most of the candidates.
Here’s the list of candidates who qualified for this election,
according to the Lowndes County Board of Elections,
formatted the way they sent it. Continue reading →
At 12:30 PM Tuesday (tomorrow)
LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild will be there with signs and supporters,
he tells me.
Plus in addition to supporting this local business he recommends
people make a small donation to the Lowndes County Food Bank
for those less fortunate. -jsq
Lowndes County Board of Commissioners
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall
Super District 4
Post Office Box 1349 ● Valdosta, Georgia 31603-1349 ● Phone (229) 671-2400 ● Fax (229) 245-522
Super District 4 and Concerned Citizens,
I want to thank those who came to my Town Hall Meeting on December
15, 2014. It was a pleasure to hear from you. Your presence made the
event a success and I look forward to another one in the near
future. I have listed the “Topics and Highlights”
addressed at the Town Hall Meeting below for your review. As well, I
have released my State of the District Address for the public. It is
my sincere hope that you will remain actively involved in our local
community. In the meantime, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays
and a blessed New Year!
be it resolved that the City of Valdosta supports the
Lowndes County Board of Commissioners in their opposition to the
construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline in any portion of Lowndes
County. The City’s support includes concerns with fundamental
property rights, the manner in which eminent domain might be
utilized, and the lack of demonstrated benefit to the City and
County. Furthermore, the City of Valdosta supports the Lowndes
County Commission in their formal request to the Federal Energy
Regulation Commission (FERC), and to State and Federal Legislators
in the effort to have Lowndes County and the State of Georgia
bypassed in the construction of the proposed pipeline.
Time may have passed, but opinions haven’t changed much here in
Valdosta, where people..who are against the pipeline say there are
countless reasons why it doesn’t belong in their backyards.
“There’s a moral obligation to leave the world as beautiful and
majestic as we found it, and the pipeline; it does not do that”,
says Gretchen Quarterman, President of the Lowndes County Democratic
Jason Carter’s campaign accepted no dollars ($0) from any of those companies.
his campaign website says,
State Senator Jason Carter “has twice received Environmental Leadership awards from Georgia Conservation Voters”.
Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
visited Valdosta in 2003, when they helped Habitat for Humanity
build a house.
Tomorrow she will be back, this time at the Courthouse.
Despite some confusion in the WALB story,
the Lowndes County Board of Elections really is the second in the state to authorize Sunday voting, after a request from the Lowndes County Democratic Committee.
One precinct off the list for closing, but what about others?
And what’s this about an unannounced change to the date of a
publicly-announced meeting of the Board of Elections?
After several people went to the 8 July 2014 Special Called Board of Elections
Meeting that I found in the VDT Public Notice listings,
and some of them talked to that board and to Lowndes County Commissioners,
apparently somebody listened.
According to Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox to
Lowndes County Democratic Party Elections Chair Dennis Marks 13 July 2014:
Mildred Hunter is not being considered for consolidation. Deb
However, she did not say what other precincts might
still be slated for consolidation.