Category Archives: Owl

Other owls around town —Paige Dukes

Gretchen Quarterman continued interviewing County Clerk Paige Dukes about the owl on the historic Lowndes County Courthouse.

Q: “Are there other owls around town?”

A: “There may be!”

Paige suggests owl spotters. She says the owls cost about $20 each, and this one works for the county without any further expenditure.

Here’s the video: Continue reading

Origin of owl on Historic Lowndes County Court House —Paige Dukes

That owl on the top of the Lowndes County Courthouse: where did it come from? As the owl watched, Gretchen Quarterman asked County Clerk Paige Dukes.

Q: “So Paige, why is the owl up there?”

A: “The owl is up there to deter any of the pigeons in the area from flying into the courthouse.”

The owl has been on the courthouse since 2007. More details in the video: Continue reading

How much does the owl weigh?

One of LAKE’s intrepid investigative teams managed to get an appointment to visit the Lowndes County Courthouse Owl. John S. Quarterman answers the question: how much does the owl weigh? Here’s the video.

Visiting the Lowndes County Courthouse Owl, Lowndes County, Georgia, 14 April 2011. Video by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.