FYI: The Strickland Mill in Remerton is being threatened with demolition. Remerton City Council will meet to discuss this situation on Monday, June 4th at 5:30pm during their work session, and on Monday, June 11th at 5:30pm to vote on the matter. The public is invited to both of these meetings to express opinions on the possible demolition of the Mill. As you all are aware, this mill complex dates to 1899 and is one of the few surviving textile mills in our region. This is an important community landmark and was very influential to the development of Valdosta, not to mention integral to Remerton's existence.
A number of years ago, the City of Austin purchased this land
planning to install a new coal-fired power plant. When those plans
fell through, a landfill was proposed for the site that now boasts
280 acres of solar panels with a view of downtown Austin along its
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that big, or all in one place.
How about on top of a landfill?
How about on the cotton fields
next to Valdosta’s Sallas Mahone Elementary School?
Energy to air condition the school instead of drifting pesticides,
and profit to the landowner!
How about at the airport?
At the mall parking lot?
On top of the new county palace?
On the warehouses in Hahira?
This letter is from Pastor Michael Bryant, Webb-Miller Community Church,
Hahira. He would like to publish on the LAKE blog. Dr. Manning’s response
to Brad Lofton is also for publication.
Given the complexity of the issue facing us as a community with regard to
the Biomass Project, it is incumbent upon all parties involved to recognize
that while the populations ill-affected will primarily be our children and
elderly, the most vulnerable among us, the real issue is the fact that only
25 job are going to be produced. Likewise, if the facts bear out as
proclaimed by both or either of the parties involved, and I believe if an
error is made, it should be on the side of safety, the benefits to be
realized are not nearly as great as the alternative approach provided by a
solar energy plant.