Monthly Archives: April 2015

No need for Sabal Trail pipeline or its threats –LCDP to Judge in Leesburg, GA

A judge in Leesburg, GA is considering Sabal Trail’s demand for Georgia eminent domain and a Mitchell County landowner family’s countersuit for criminal trespass. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild filed the LCDC resolution against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline as an Amicus curiae, including GA State Rep. Dexter Sharper’s letter against the pipeline (PDF). Other Amicus briefs were filed by SpectraBusters, WWALS Watershed Coalition, and Students Against Violating the Environment. There’s no need for this destructive and hazardous pipeline that threatens our water, or lands, our schools, and our economy.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LEE COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA




SABAL TRAIL TRANSMISSION, LLC,


Plaintiff,


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JAMES E. BELL, II and ROBERT A. BELL,

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Civil Action No.

14-CV-208RS


AMICUS CURIAE OF LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS THE BELLS


COMES NOW LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LCDP), as friends of the court and concerned citizens in the above-entitled action in support of the Defendants and file this their brief with the court in the above referenced case and states as follows and provides in support thereof the following:

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Hahira and North Lowndes LCDP meeting 2015-04-20

Tonight the LCDP is holding a special meeting for people in the Hahira and North Lowndes County community. The meeting will be informal and we will discuss issues facing this community in particular, how to support Democratic interests in this community and the recruitment of new members. So please come as you are, come hungry and bring a friend. Please RSVP so we can let the restaurant owner know how many will be attending.

When: 6PM Monday April 20th 2015

Where: El Carrisal IV Hahira
303 West Main Street
Hahira, Georgia 31620

facebook event.

Special thanks to Michael Rivera for allowing us to use the cover picture.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Videos: Democratic Values Supporting Local Business @ LCDP 2015-03-02

To prepare for tonight’s meeting, here are videos of last month’s packed meeting at the Board of Elections with the Lowndes County Democratic Party listened and discussed with business speakers.

Public transportation was a very popular topic, as already recommended by both the Chamber and the Development Authority so employees can get to work. As Jim Parker pointed out the necessary $1 million a year would require 1 mil of property tax, or about $60 per property owner. Buses could even run on green corridors!

The speakers were:

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City Matters at Lowndes County Democratic Party tonight 2014-04-06

Our monthly potluck meeting in April is called “City Matters,” and our guest speakers will be City Council members Sandra Tooley and Tim Carroll. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to) transportation, infrastructure, water issues, sewage issues, and internet access. If you have any questions or concerns about the city of Valdosta, you do not want to miss this meeting.

Our new meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Facebook event. Videos of last month’s meeting.

3243x1077 Rapt audience at Board of Elections office, in Chamber, Development Authority, and Business at LCDP, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 2 March 2015
Rapt LCDP audience at Board of Elections office March 2nd 2015

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