After many years of rising sentiment,
the voters in November 2019,
approved changing Lowndes County from
being one of only two of 159 Georgia counties that elected its Tax Assessors
to appointing them, and the legislature agreed.
Finally in September 2020 the Lowndes County Commission appointed three new
Assessors, and on January 5, 2021, they were sworn in.
Their first official meeting is tomorrow.
Maybe filing the lawsuit in the first place was “premature”,
to use Chairman Bill Slaughter’s word in the VDT yesterday
about a possible appeal.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall
had the common courtesy on WCTV to
apologize to DSS for the
How much did the Commission spend on that waste of time and effort?
Southern Circuit Judge Harry J. Altman issued a ruling Monday in the
civil action filed by Lowndes County against Deep South Sanitation,
LLC to enjoin Deep South from continuing its garbage business.
Advanced Disposal Services was later added as an intervenor
plaintiff in the case against Deep South as well.
In the ruling, Altman denied the County’s request for an injunction
to put Deep South out of business. The order addresses the County’s
ordinance passed in 2012, saying that to “simultaneously
invoke an exclusive franchise agreement with one company would, in
effect … permit Lowndes County to construct a monopoly while
simultaneously putting pre-existing companies out of
Judge John Kent Edwards Jr. explained that many of the people
going through his court or paying fines in Lowndes County
don’t live here; they come off of I-75,
and now the fine-collecting needs to move from the Sheriff’s office
to the Clerk of Court;
A northeastern Pennsylvania judge was ordered Thursday to spend nearly
three decades in prison for his role in a massive bribery scandal
that prompted the state’s high court to toss thousands of juvenile
convictions and left lasting scars on the children who appeared in his
courtroom and their hapless families.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was sentenced to 28
years in federal prison for taking a $1 million bribe from the builder
of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as
“kids for cash.”
Now that’s privatization of justice!
Looks a lot like no justice at all.
Makes you wonder how many other people are in prison who shouldn’t be.
We don’t need a private prison in Lowndes County, Georgia.
Spend that tax money on rehabilitation and education.
PS: Had to go to the Guardian for the picture, though.
I know many of the veterinarians do not want anything to do with the
shelter; for whatever reason. Whoever with the number of feral cats that
come to the shelter each day… the vet would have to come several times
a day just for them; they have no way to house feral cats. And no place
to hold them for long periods (not even hours at that rate), during
puppy an kitten season, sometimes 30 or more cats a day are euthanized.