For two out of three boards, they came up with one name between
Monday morning and Tuesday evening.
No one applied for the
Lowndes County Development Authority;
instead they appointed Gary Moser who applied to be on Planning Commission.
Franklin Bailey, head of homebuilders association, to the
Planning Commission, plus
they appointed Ed Hightower to finish the unexpired term of Brad Folsom.
They appointed Dr. Frances Brown to the
Lowndes County Board of Health.
And the County Manager
recognized Public Works
for their good work during the recent storms.
Below are links to each LAKE video of each item,
with a few notes, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
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Where did they advertise for applications for the three
boards on the agenda for tomorrow morning, voting Tuesday evening?
Who was the mysterious term expiration on the
Development Authority of Lowndes County (not the same as the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority, VLCIA)?
If we assume the county’s web page for the Lowndes County Development Authority
is the relevant one, it doesn’t say what term expired nor who was in that slot,
it just says “Vacant”.
However, we can deduce that the missing board member is Jeff Reames,
whose seat expired June 8, 2017. When they appointed six members
to that board the next month, they did not appoint anyone to that slot,
even though Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker asked about that at the time.
Valdosta State University gave the
American Association of University Women
Powell Hall for this candidate forum last Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Why they held it in a dark room with bad acoustics, I don’t know,
but at least you can see the candidates and other speakers.
Here are links to each LAKE video, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
Yes, you may use one of these videos or clips in your political ad,
provided you cite the source: Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE). See also the
announcement in the VDT.
Here are LAKE videos of
the candidates running in the November general election at
“Meet the Candidates”
by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce September 27th 2016.
It seemed less attended than usual, but that may have been due to the larger venue
of Mathis Auditorium dwarfing the audience.
Each got a few minutes to say something, and nobody took questions.
There were tables with information before they spoke.
“Come meet and hear from the candidates running in the November general election,”
says the Chamber, and this is usually the best-attended candidate forum.
This is not a debate. Each candidate gets a few minutes to say something, and nobody takes questions.
However, they also have tables with information and you can usually catch them before or after.
When: 5-7PM Tuesday September 27th 2016
Where: Mathis City Auditorium
2300 North Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
After seeing reports of Democrats being required to vote provisionally
in three different polling places (Clyattville, Hahira, and Trinity Baptist Church), I called Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox at 229-671-2850.
She said the problem was in creating the cards for voting, not in the actual voting machines.
A separate machine called an Express Poll creates the cards.
She said it was in the program on the Express Poll machines, which was uploaded improperly. The result was that some people couldn’t get cards.
Meanwhile, people could still vote using provisional ballots.
She says it’s been fixed, and nobody has reported any problems since early this morning.
This is the same thing she told Valdosta Today.
When I told her people had also been reporting that they got a card and found that they were marked as Republican when they asked for a Democratic ballot.
Deb Cox said nobody has reported that to her.
She asks for anybody who sees that or any other voting problems to please
call her office,
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