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March 12, 2014

Lowndes County becomes third purple heart county in the state

VALDOSTA — Before their Tuesday night meeting, the Lowndes County Commissioners dedicated March 11, 2014 as Purple Heart Proclamation Day. This day officially honors all purple heart recipients in Lowndes County, and Lowndes is only the third county in the state to receive this proclamation.

There were two more presentations before the Commission Meeting. Lowndes County Firefighter Brad Cartee and District Chief Scott Colwell were honored as the County's Firefighters of the Year. The final presentation before the meeting was the county's finance department receiving their 8th consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

During the meeting, the commissioners unanimously agreed to enter into a master service agreement with iVision, a full-service IT consulting and engineering company, to provide the county with both hardware and software.

The commissioners also unanimously approved a grant re-application for the Rural Transportation Program with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

They also unanimously adopted a

resolution to maintain roads in the Nelson Hill subdivision, located off of Val-Del Road

Three rezoning requests were unanimously approved by the Lowndes County Commissioners:

An estate on the 5900 block of Bird Hall Rd. was changed from Estate Residential (E-A) to Residential Agricultural (R-A) because the applicant wanted to decrease the size of the subject property due to family estate plans.

A property at the 4700 block of Hickory Grove Rd. was rezoned from (E-A) to (R-A) because the applicant wants to gift/sell the property to a son so they can develop it residentially.      

A property at the 4700 block of Knights Ferry Road was rezoned from (E-A) to Rural Planned Development (PD-R) so that the property owner can use the land as an event center to host weddings, celebrations, and meetings in a rural setting.

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