Category Archives: Politics

Khmer Lowell Protest

By Pin Samkhon On 29 March, over 300 people filled nearly every available space of the council chamber to urge the City to denounce Hun Manet’s visit and reject a gift of

A Cambodian-American became a rural Georgia Judge

January 15th, 2015 — Meng Lim of Tallapoosa became the first Cambodian-American elected Superior Court Judge in west Georgia. Judge Lim was born in Cambodia shortly before Khmer Rouge broke in 1975.

Selecting a New City Manager

by Richard P. Howe Jr. At noon on Monday, March 10, 2014, Bernie Lynch ended his seven years as City Manager of Lowell.  City Clerk Michael Geary immediately took over as Acting

Vote 17 scores a victory in the Senate

By James Ostis With its storied history, Lowell is known as a city of firsts—and if the hard work of local teenage activists pays off, the city will be making history again

Lowell Politics in 2013

By Richard P. Howe Jr. The 2014 political year in Lowell started with the shocking announcement by City Manager Bernie Lynch that he would resign his office on March 10, 2014.  The

City Manager Lynch to Resign

The new city council will not have to wait long for its first major decision. At the end of the January 6th council meeting, the first of the new term, City Manager

New Lowell City Council, Mayor Sworn In

On a cold and foggy Monday morning in January, the 2014-2015 Lowell City Council was sworn into office, ushering a new era in the Mill City.  As is tradition, the first order

The “Cambodian vote” in the 2013 city election

This article originally was posted on and appears in the December 7th edition of KhmerPostUSA Posted on November 8, 2013 by Richard Howe Hanging on a nearby wall is the framed