County Manager Joe Pritchard asked the Lowndes County Commission
to spend the funds the citizens of Lowndes County approved on the SPLOST VII referendum for the Naylor Boat Ramp:
We are proposing for the purchase of
4.35 acres of property on the Alapaha River designated for the purpose of a boat ramp.
You have the documentation there before you, the warranty deed.
And as you are aware, this also reserves for an easement by the current owner,
a proposed easement, and the appraisal is for
$24,000, as is the purchase price,
and that is the consideration for the proposed easement.
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Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 December 2015.
Hahira declared a moratorium on water and sewer taps in a subdivision
financed by Guardian Bank, apparently in hopes of getting the bank
to do something about a drainage problem there.
Instead, the bank is suing Hahira, echoing a lawsuit the county is pursuing
about a contract let when the bank’s Chairman was Lowndes County Chairman.
“We’re a little disappointed with Hahira,” said Ashley
Paulk, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Guardian Bank.
“We’ve actually helped them build up their tax base up
there…Over the years, we’ve encouraged builders to be up
In an investment research letter, the Swiss financial services
company UBS Securities anticipates Entergy Corp. will retire one of
its nuclear power plants in 2013, and it cites “Vermont Yankee
as the most tenuously positioned plant.”
UBS representatives met with Entergy’s new leadership team on Feb.
1, the same day Leo Denault became CEO and chair of the board for
the Louisiana-based company that operates the Vermont Yankee nuclear
And that’s how a clean-broom new CEO often signals his intentions:
by bringing in outside experts to provide him cover for what he
already intends to do anyway.
And this new-broom CEO
is Entergy’s former Chief Financial Officer
who as CFO has repeated fiddled with Vermont Yankee to try to
make it less unprofitable.
What did those experts say?
What does a Community Corrections Director do?
What is the proposed modification to the alcohol ordinance?
We don’t know, because the county doesn’t post the details of
agenda items, just cryptic shorthand that may mean something
to Commissioners or staff, but that means nothing to the public.
At this morning’s work session and tomorrow evening’s regular session,
the Lowndes County Commission has a brief but eventful agenda,
including a modification to the alcohol ordinance, an alcohol license,
a DHS grant
a GDOT grant for a road project on Davidson Road (presumably related
to the new Moody AFB gate),
two road abandonments,
and this interesting item:
6.h. Request from Superior Court to establish salary of the Community Corrections Director
Two weeks ago today a U.S. appeals court ruled that
citizens can video police.
The actual decision is broader than that.
It’s not just about police, it’s about
“The filming of government officials engaged in their duties in a
The First Amendment issue here is, as the parties frame
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
it, fairly narrow: is there a constitutionally protected right to
videotape police carrying out their duties in public? Basic First
Amendment principles, along with case law from this and other
circuits, answer that question unambiguously in the affirmative.
It is firmly established that the First Amendment’s
aegis extends further than the text’s proscription on laws
Shelby County school leaders have taken their fight against consolidation
to the courts, filing a federal lawsuit Friday alleging that the city
school board’s “irrational” charter surrender deprives Memphis students
of their constitutional rights.
In the lawsuit, suburban district leaders also blast the city of Memphis
and the Memphis City Council for supporting “the (MCS) board’s unplanned
and un-thoughtful effort to abandon its obligations to the children
Sheriff Prine was at last night’s
budget hearing (his office accounts for more of the county
budget than anything else).
Afterwards I asked him how matters such as the complaints about
the animal shelter could be brought to the attention of his office.
He said that was a code enforcement matter, and if code enforcement
thought it rose to a criminal matter, they would take it to Magistrate
Court, which would issue a warrant, which would go to the Sheriff’s office,
where it would be pursued.