Tag Archives: Court House

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

On behalf of local workers

From: George Boston Rhynes
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 16:21:27 -0400
Subject: Citizens To Be Heard At Valdosta City Council Meetings, Mr. Roy Taylor on behalf of local workers!

August 13, 2010

George Boston Rhynes (229-251-8645) Valdosta, Georgia 31605

TO: All Editors and Beyond

The Valdosta Daily Times Article on Aug 11 that read; “Order in the Court, a look at the Lowndes County Court House.” It highlighted the history and benefits of the old 1905 Lowndes County Court House but did not address diversity, gender, and who mostly benefited through employment from building this new facility. That is except for the employers and immigrants from Mexico. Continue reading