Submissions Policy

LAKE welcomes submissions!

Submission Methods

Please send submissions for On the LAKE Front
the blog of LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange,
  • by email to
    or to (yes, the dashes are part of that address).
  • or as a comment on a recent LAKE blog post.
    LAKE may choose any comment to promote to a main post.
Feel free to comment on the LAKE facebook page, but we currently only promote blog comments to blog posts.

Submission Format

This is a blog posted in HTML on the web. Submissions should be plain text inline in the body of the email message or blog comment.

What Not to Submit

Our mail stacks are as big as your mail stacks, so help us out by sending us material close to ready to post.

No Word, please, unless it is an official government document.

No PDF unless it is an official government document or a published report.

Convert It

If you do send a non-text format, if at all possible also convert it to plain text and send us that, too. Always send a summary, plus what you think is interesting or important about the document.

You may use HTML markup to indicate emphasis, headers, images, videos, etc.

We like pictures and videos. Please put them on the web and send us links to them.

If you have pictures or videos you don’t know how to get on the web, please send us a note to with a request to discuss.

There are no length limits on submissions, but we (and our readers) do get bored with wordiness and repetition.

Submission Content

Content relevant to Lowndes County, Georgia or the surrounding area is preferred.

We especially seek reports on government bodies and other meetings. There are five cities and the county government in Lowndes County, and two school systems plus at least twenty appointed boards, and of course similar organizations in the surrounding area. All of them are of interest. Go, take notes, take pictures, take videos, send us some!

Opinions are good; facts are better. This is a blog, so every post has opinions. But we try to back up opinions with evidence.

If you have documentation, please send a link to it online, or a citation for where to find it, or a description, or the name of someone or some organization that has it, or the document itself. If you send a non-text document, see Convert It. We’re all owls in this together.

Editorial Policy

LAKE reserves complete discretion to select, edit, and annotate submissions, and to delete blog or facebook comments that are spam or personal attacks, or for any other reason whatever.

Comments on the LAKE blog or facebook page are not necessarily endorsed by LAKE, even if we promote them to be main blog posts. Most blog posts by LAKE people are not necessarily endorsed by LAKE, either. Chronic readers will have noted that we don’t even agree among ourselves on a number of issues and often criticize each other. Remember, the purpose of LAKE is transparency and dialog. The only posts that are endorsed by LAKE as an organization are those few that say by someone “for LAKE”.

Remember LAKE’s motto:

Citizen dialog for transparent process
Comments and posts on this blog are part of that process.

We look forward to your comments and reports!

5 thoughts on “Submissions Policy

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  2. Kenneth Courson

    Due to having knee surgery and finding myself with little to no income over the last year and half I have try to obtain help paying my power bill, and after exhausting all revenues in the area tried Coastal Plains and Lamp services. The lamp people was very rude and had a total lack of provisional matters at all. The lady dismissed me very quickly and informed me they only help the homeless in the area. So I went to Coastal Plains “Both Locations” and was told no funds existed until the end of the year. I ask the receptions to have the manager call me and I yet receive a call. This was however the second time I experience this as last year I ask for help and experience the same thing. My question is why have all these locations and buildings and people on the payroll if you can’t even fund your projects. I have seen so much waste of government money , from being in the military on first hand accounts.

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  4. David W Tyree

    question and/or suggestion
    It’s hard to keep track of all the locations where the zoning and rezoning issues actually are on the county map.
    Is it possible to have an interactive county map on the site?
    The map could have stick pins showing the locations of each of the issues. Maybe you could then click on the stick pin and go to the info package.

    Or maybe each discussion could have a link called “Where is it?” that would open to a county map with the location marked.

    BTW, I love the info you provide to the people of the area!!

    1. John S. Quarterman

      Those are good ideas.
      Who really should be doing that (and posting the board packets)
      of course is the Lowndes County government.
      LAKE does include in its reports images of the maps the county (and the cities)
      use in rezoning cases.
      Those do include a Zoning Location Map.
      Not as good as what you’re suggesting, but something.
      If we have time, we may do a google map such as you suggest. -jsq


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