Tag Archives: Lowndes County Commission

Pictures: LCDP BBQ 2017-07-06

A few pictures from the LCDP BBQ.

Sarah Todd and Vivian Miller-Cody

Sarah Todd and Vivian Miller-Cody

Setup crew

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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.

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Videos: Animal Rights Forum, LCDP 2015-12-07

A diverse panel from students to faculty to professionals to the Lowndes County Commission Chairman discussed animal rights at the 7 December 2015 Lowndes County Democratic Party monthly meeting. The next meeting is tomorrow, 4 January 2016, about local health issues.

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Videos: Animal Rights Forum, LCDP 2015-12-07
Tom Hochschild, Chair,
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP),
Mama June’s, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.

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Super District 4 Town Hall Meeting

Everyone is invited, and he’s a Democrat. Facebook event.

Demarcus Marshall Demarcus Marshall is holding a Town Hall for his superdistrict 4 (east side) and all of Lowndes County, 6PM 15 December 2015 at the Lowndes County Civic Center, 2102 E Hill Ave., Valdosta, GA 31601. He says:

I want to personally thank the citizens of Super District 4 for your continued support in representing you and the districts’ best interest. It has truly been an honor to serve you. As with last year, I want to have a town hall meeting to solicit feedback, ideas, complaints, and concerns of county services provided in the district and even countywide. This is your opportunity to be heard and have a direct conversation regarding the district. I intend on providing a State of the District address; after which, I will open the floor for dialogue.

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Animal Rights Forum: what about that tethering ordinance? 2015-12-07

Please join us for a public meeting about the issue of animal rights and animal welfare on Monday, December 7 at 6:00 pm. Facebook event.

Tethered dog Dr. Amanda Hall says:

“The manner in which we care for our pets is a measure of the quality of our community as a whole. A community that tolerates animal cruelty and neglect is one that tolerates low standards throughout the community.”

Our guest panel speakers will include:

  • Dr. Amanda Hall from Baytree Animal Hospital,
  • Dr. Tom Aiello from the VSU History Department,
  • Ashlie Prain from the VSU Anthropology Club,
  • and Michelle Williams from the Pixel Fund Rescue.

Lowndes County has been invited to send a speaker about the animal shelter, but has not yet responded.

The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant at 3286 Inner Perimeter Road. You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.

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Dr. Amanada Hall proposing anti-tethering ordinance to Lowndes County Commission Back in January, Dr. Amanda Hall proposed an anti-tethering ordinance Continue reading

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

Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter, asked for the County Commission to do more to oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline, said they had contacted the county’s statehouse delegation to ask Gov. Deal to oppose that pipeline. GA Rep. Darrel Bush Ealum has taken the lead in talking to the governor, and here’s a handy table of contacts for statehouse members.

Other issues discussed included trash collection, transportation, property taxes, fossil fuel divestment, wastewater, fracking, clean water, the Alapaha River Water Trail, and Georgia is now the fastest growing solar market in the country. This was at the Continue reading

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,


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

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Civil Action No.

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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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GA HB 170 would force local boards of education to raise taxes

The Valdosta and Lowndes school boards and the Valdosta City Council all already unanimously passed resolutions against Georgia HB 170, which would convert a local motor fuel sales tax into a state excise tax, forcing local governments to raise taxes to support education and transportation, and would set counties against their cities for allocation of taxes. This is relevant to the first item in LCDP’s platform:

Georgia Democrats believe every child in every classroom in every school in every county in Georgia should have access to a high quality public education.

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Town Hall Meeting by Demarcus Marshall, Lowndes County Commissioner Super District 4

Come talk with an elected Commissioner who represents half the county and wants to hear from all of it. PDF, facebook event, and text below.

Super District 4 Town Hall Meeting

300x388 Town Hall 2014-12-15, in Marshall, by Demarcus Marshall, for LowndesDems.org, 15 December 2014 I want to personally thank the citizens of Super District 4 for re-electing me to represent you for the next four years. It has truly been an honor to serve you. In keeping with my campaign promise, I want to have a town hall meeting to solicit feedback, ideas, complaints, and concerns of county services provided in the district and even countywide. This is your opportunity to be heard and have a direct conversation regarding the district. I intend on providing a State of the District address; after which, I will open the floor for dialogue. The Civic Center will be equipped with mics for those wanting to speak. Again, I thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on December 15, 2014 @ 6pm in the Lowndes County Civic Center. Continue reading

State of city, county, and state –LCDP Monthly Meeting 2014-10-06

Monthly Meeting

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm

Bas Bleu (121 North Patterson)

We are drawing close to the busiest time of the year. Election season is upon us.  We will hear from State Representative Dexter Sharper on upcoming legislative schedule (he is unopposed this year), early voting, GOTV events and more.

Lowndes County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall will give us a wrap-up on his first term and welcomes your input on his upcoming term (he also is un-opposed).

And Valdosta City Councilwoman Sandra Tooley will talk to us about her first year in office. Our elected officials can give us special insights into how we can help to get out the vote and elect those who represent our entire community.

We will also hear about local GOTV events, phone banks, and more. If you ever thought of being involved in the Democratic process, now is the time.  

Saturday & Sunday Voting

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