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Third Thursday, Hahira, GA


How many people can fit in a horse cart?

Don’t forget the children:

One more

Let’s try to count them as they get out:

Cast: Walter Bird (driving), Sam (the horse), Nancy Evans Parr, Winfrey Murray Hendley, Wayne Bullard, Beverly Brown Underwood, Barbara Stratton, several children, and watching on the sidewalk, John S. Quarterman.

Third Thursday, 15 April 2010, Hahira, Lowndes County, Georgia.

Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman.

Aaron Kostyu Awarded by Deb Cox, Board of Elections

I’m told that Lowndes County is the only county in Georgia that has real time election results. Someone noticed:
“Elections Supervisor Deb Cox awarded Lowndes County IT Director Aaron Kostyu with a plaque and thanked him and the IT staff for helping the Board of Elections become recognized as one of the five best elections offices in the state.”
Malynda Fulton, VDT, 26 Jan 2010
Deb Cox congratulates Aaron Kostyu

The plaque reads:

Thanks to Aaron Kostyu IT Director
and Staff
For service far above and beyond
Your necessary duties. We wouldn’t be the best
without you on the elections team!

Aaron seems to be in the newspaper a lot lately. Here’s a writeup about him from December.

You Build It, They Will Come: Quarterman Road Drag Strip

Carolyn Selby reminds the Lowndes County Commission at their regular meeting on 9 February 2010 that residents asked the Commission to redesign Quarterman Road for slower traffic.

“You did throw us a bone by limiting the speed limit at 35 miles per hour. But it’s not enforceable We asked you to put in speed humps…. Nope. Couldn’t do that.

You designed a mile and a half straight-away, and they have come. Welcome to the Quarterman Road Drag Strip!

She took pictures. She called 911, and they caught one of the dragsters. Neighborhood Watch in action.

The Commission responds by looking at County Engineer Mike Fletcher: Continue reading

Tommy Willis thanks Ken Sherrill for being Planning Chair

Has it been two years? Ken Sherrill has served his time as Chairman of the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission. New Chairman Tommy Willis gave him a plaque of appreciation:

Retiring Chair with Planning Commission

Tommy Willis says the plaque is real purty: Continue reading

Anne-Marie Wolff: Not Ornery

Anne-Marie Wolff is retiring from her job as Valdosta Planning and Zoning Coordinator and moving to Montana. Chairman Ken Sherrill on behalf of the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission awarded her the title of Honorary Commissioner.

Honorary Planning Commissioner

Ken Sherrill reminds us she’s not ornery: Continue reading

Valdosta Civic Round Table, 3 December 2009

Jane Osborn organizes a monthly Valdosta Civic Roundtable, which brings together all sorts of local organizations, ranging from the Rotary Club to the Historical Museum to the Red Cross to LAMP to LAKE. At this particular meeting, on 3 Dec 2009, Sidney Morris accepted the Louie Peeples White Award for Outstanding Community Service. Here’s playlist of the 3 Dec 2009 meeting:

Meeting notes for the past year or so are are on the LAKE web pages.

If you’re looking for something to do, like Jane says, all of our nonprofit boards are in need of board members….

Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE.