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“I tell ICE come show me a warrant.” –Sheriff Ashley Paulk

It’s good to see a Democrat doing the right thing, like Sheriff Ashley Paulk:
“I tell ICE come show me a warrant.”

Show me a warrant

“Show me a warrant” —Sheriff Ashley Paulk at Lowndes County Commission Annual Planning Day 1, February 16, 2017 Photo and video by Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE) Sheriff Paulk said that at the Lowndes County Commission Annual Planning Day 1, February 16, 2017, and he explained why:   Continue reading

Democrats host barbecue –VDT

Come on down to Mathis Auditorium, 6PM this Thursday, July 6, 2017! Valdosta Daily Times, July 3, 2017, Democrats host barbecue,
VALDOSTA — Food, fellowship and festivities are on the agenda for th[e] Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting this week. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Mathis Municipal Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St., according to an organizational press release. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any Lowndes County Democratic Party committee member or at the door.

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J.D. Rice came to his first meeting as new Lowndes County Democratic party chair ready to go, back in December 2016.

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Lowndes County Democratic Party renews resolution against Sabal Trail, for Solar after Florida resolutions

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Valdosta, April 3, 2017 — a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents On March 27, 2017, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) approved a new resolution against Sabal Trail methane pipeline and for solar power, going beyond the old ones it passed in March 2014, this time calling for financial divestment from companies that support the pipeline, including calling on local and state elected officials to divest and not to accept any campaign finance funds from the same. The new LCDC resolution includes a quote agreeing that Sabal Trail is a threat to our drinking water in the Florida Aquifer, from a resolution of February 2017 by the Orange County, Florida Democratic Executive Committee (DEC); several other Florida county DECs have since also passed such resolutions.

The LCDC WHEREASes cite economics, damage Sabal Trail has already caused to our environment including Withlacoochee River, eminent domain for private company is not equal justice under the law, public safety and welfare, the lack of need for the pipeline now that Florida Power and Light has admitted Florida needs no new electricity until 2024, the economic victory of solar power, Floridians’ vote last year for solar power, and education, since Sabal Trail goes barely a mile from Clyattville Elementary School in Lowndes County.

This resolution will be discussed 6PM tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at Mama Junes restaurant in Valdosta, along with new signs to Support Our Teachers.

The full text of the new LCDP resolution, entitled “A Resolution Against the Sabal Trail methane pipeline and For Solar Power”, is on the LCDP website in PDF. The resolution concludes: Continue reading

We Want You! Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop @ LCDP 2016-02-01

Do you have good ideas and a passion for helping others? Do you know and volunteer training someone who would represent our community with integrity? Would you like to be part of a campaign team this season? Please come to the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop at Mama June’s Restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta). In addition to learning the responsibilities of open positions, past candidates will be on hand to help you plan a campaign.

When: 6PM Monday February 1st 2016

Where: Mama June’s restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road.
You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.

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If you’re not motivated enough, try reading about the Lowndes County Commission 4 to 1 vote Continue reading

Ask Lowndes County to reject Sabal Trail easement tonight 2016-01-26

Lowndes County apparently didn’t tell the reporter about the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill Lowndes County Parcel 0098 004 through which the The Lowndes Commission votes tonight for a Sabal Trail pipeline easement, according to the front page of the Valdosta Daily Times this morning and yesterday morning’s Work Session. Yet the county did not mention in either of those that the easement is to go through the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill in a Floridan Aquifer recharge zone. Is a one-time payment of $54,300 enough to risk ongoing hazards to our only source of drinking water, plus facilitating a pipeline company from Houston, Texas taking easements from local property owners?

If you don’t think so, please write to commissioner@lowndescounty.com before 5:30 PM tonight, and also come to the meeting if you can. But you won’t get to speak before they vote, so write first.

In March 2014 the Lowndes County Democratic Committee voted to oppose Sabal Trail, and Continue reading

Rural land revaluation meeting at Farm Bureau 2015-08-04

What’s the opposite of the public transportation LCDP advocates? Suburban sprawl. And that’s what the rural land revaluation recently done by the Lowndes County Tax Assessors’ office appears to promote.

Are Bill Gates and subdivisions really more important than agriculture or rivers or public transportation? Come to Farm Bureau Tuesday evening and find out what’s going on with the rural land revaluation. facebook event.

When: 7PM, Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Where: 3296 Greystone Way, Valdosta, GA, (229) 242-7876

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LCDP Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business –WCTV

WCTV covered “the life-blood of our economic community” Photo: WCTV and “the possibility of donating to the food bank” as the Lowndes County Democratic Party helped the local economy.

Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Winnie Wright, WCTV, 3 March 2015, Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business,

“Stand with us to support local business”, was the message behind a cash mob event held today at Stan’s Quality Meats. The Lowndes County Democratic Party drew attention on the locally-owned and operated grocery store and its economic impact.

Tom Hochschild, Lowndes County Democratic Party chairman says, “We feel like these are the life-blood of our economic community. So when you shop locally, Continue reading

LCDP cash mob helps benefit Valdosta economy –WALB

The Lowndes County Democratic Party doesn’t just talk about supporting local business, it does something about it. Local TV station WALB got some good pictures at Stan’s Quality Meats and Grocery. Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Colter Anstaett, WALB, 3 March 2015, Cash mob helps benefit Valdosta economy, Continue reading

Environmental issues and property rights @ LCDP 2015-06-01

Many things affect the local environment: paving roads, buses, pipelines, wastewater, and solid waste. Abundant clean water is a major reason all of us are here. Like transportation, environmental issues have come up at several previous LCDP meetings, often also including property rights: roads and pipelines go through somebody’s land, and blowing trash or flooding wastewater affect many people’s property, taxes, and quality of life. Facebook event.

6PM Monday June 1st, come hear from people who deal with these issues all the time, and speak up with your own questions and ideas, at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting.

Our meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. We would appreciate if you could bring a dish, but you do not need to bring food to join in.

There will be candidates for office: Continue reading