For a weekend in Wrightsville, Ga., the catfish will be king. Former President Jimmy Carter’s March 24 formal opening of the Catfish INT processing plant will trigger the three-day Catfish Festival and Trade Show. It’s not about straw hats, bare feet and cane poles. Catfish have brought big business to this east-central-Georgia community. Catfish INT expects to process 55,000 pounds of fish per eight-hour shift. It will take at least 3,000 acres of water to keep that much fish coming. The March 24-26 celebration of fun, fins and fenders will include an arts-and-crafts fair, antique farm equipment and antique cars. At the center of it all is a March 25 catfish trade show that spotlights this growing Georgia industry. Trade Show March 25 The trade show will be at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Highway 15 south of Wrightsville. Companies from all over the Southeast will display catfish equipment, feeds and supplies from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a seminar will focus on getting started in the catfish business. University of Georgia scientists Gary Burtle and George Lewis and others will discuss all aspects of building ponds and raising catfish. To learn more about the Catfish Festival and Trade Show, call Mark Crosby (912-864-3373) at the Johnson County office of the UGA Extension Service. Or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich October 16, 2018 Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex and throughout all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff to honor the passing of Pennsylvania State Representative Sid Kavulich.“Rep. Kavulich was passionate about life, whether it be sports or public service,” Governor Wolf said. “The people of Northeastern Pennsylvania have lost a dedicated community advocate and we all have lost a tremendous friend. Our thoughts are with Sid’s family, especially Linda and his children, and all of his colleagues and constituents.”Representative Sid Kavulich, 62, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He represented the 114th Legislative District from 2011 to 2018 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.The Commonwealth flag shall continue to be lowered due to previous order, through sunset on the day of interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute.
Español, Press Release, Voting & Elections El Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó el proyecto de ley 2502 de la Cámara de Representantes, ahora Ley 35 de 2020, que requiere que el Departamento de Estado publique un informe sobre las elecciones primarias del 2 de junio de 2020. El informe ayudará a identificar todo cambio necesario en el Código Electoral de Pennsylvania antes de las elecciones generales de noviembre.“A pesar de la pandemia, Pennsylvania tuvo una elección primaria segura y exitosa, pero siempre se pueden hacer mejoras”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Gracias a la histórica reforma electoral del año pasado, los votantes pudieron utilizar una nueva votación por correo y usar nuevas máquinas de votación. Ahora debemos prepararnos para las elecciones presidenciales y para la gran concurrencia que se espera en noviembre. Este informe ayudará a identificar las maneras de mejorar nuestro proceso electoral”.El informe incluirá una serie de puntos de información para cada condado en relación con las reformas de la Ley 77 de 2019 y la Ley 12 de 2020, que incluyen el número de votos por correo que se solicitaron y se recibieron, el número de nuevos registros de votantes que se recibieron y a qué hora cada condado comenzó a realizar el sondeo previo y el recuento de los votos y de los votos en ausencia y por correo.La elección primaria fue la primera vez que los residentes de Pennsylvania pudieron emitir el voto por correo sin tener que dar una explicación. Se emitieron casi 1.5 millones de votos por correo o en ausencia, 17 veces el número que votó en ausencia en las primarias de 2016, cuando se emitieron aproximadamente 84,000 votos en ausencia.Para ayudar a los condados ante la situación del aumento de los votos enviados por correo y para reducir las demoras en informar los resultados de las elecciones, el departamento apoya un cambio legislativo que propone permitir que los condados comiencen a procesar las boletas enviadas por correo en las semanas previas al día de las elecciones. Según la ley actual, los condados no pueden comenzar a realizar un sondeo previo de estas boletas hasta las 7 a.m. del día de las elecciones.Los últimos 22 condados también debutaron con nuevos sistemas de votación en las primarias, completando una iniciativa de dos años para implementar los sistemas de votación de última generación en los 67 condados.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf firma una ley para ayudar a la preparación de las elecciones generales June 18, 2020
677 Tomewin Mountain, Currumbin ValleyFROM estates set in rainforest and volcanic rock, to sunsoaked sandy beaches kilometres from the ocean, there’s a treasure trove of prestige property to be found in the hinterland.It’s the green behind the Gold Coast, where multimillion-dollar properties sprawl over lush woodlands, often offering much more than a single residence. 77 Wilson Rd, Tamborine Mountain is perched on top of the mountain. The interior design is next level.Raw industrial pieces, organic materials such as spotted gum, vast expanses of gliding glass and eco-sensitive features combine in this designer residence, on the market for $2.27 million. It also offers ocean and skyline views beyond the immediate treescape. 25-27 Forest Ridge Drive, Bonogin is in an exclusive estate. Industrial luxe. 1 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera has a tropical pool setting in the country.Sandy beach and 25m of sparkling water? It’s hard to believe this tropical oasis isn’t beachfront. The Tallebudgera Park Estate residence also features a built in aquarium, and if that’s not enough H20, there’s also a creek bubbling through tropical gardens. Each space is tasteful.“It had not been lived in for five years, it was in such a state of disrepair,” Mr Williams said.“It was completely dated, the bathrooms were out of order, there was a lot of damage done by the renters who were in, everything had to be redone.”Mr Williams’ family, all builders, pitched in over 18 months to complete the meticulous renovation, calling on an architect to design the interior and capitalise on its position on the highest part of the mountain. The Castle at Lisson Grove, 274-280 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine is fit for royalty. Be king or queen of your own private castle. This boutique hotel has hit the market for $2.99 million, complete with wedding and restaurant venue, day spa and six individually appointed and themed cottages. Timber features extensively throughout.“This is one of the real special ones of the Valley,” said Shaun Williams, who has just listed his 4.65ha ‘Hanging Rock Estate’, named after a nearby rock conglomerate formed when Mount Warning was a volcano.The property is one of only five tightly held, north east facing properties on Mt Tomewin.As with most acreage properties, it was a labour of love, and it took hundreds of thousands of dollars to transform the original house built in 1989 to the lavish timber abode of today. The natural surrounds attracts an abundance of wildlife.It’s private and tranquil, a sophiscated residence with touches of industrial luxe, nestled between flashes of green birdnest ferns, staghorns, palms and rainforest trees.There are also two cabins that are council approved for dwellings, and another is a class 10 shed suitable for multipurpose use.Manicured walking tracks meander to picture perfect spots throughout the property, situated on the Queensland/New South Wales border, reserve and National Park.“It wasn’t pretty to buy, but it’s turned out amazing now,” Mr Williams said.“We were going to have it as a business ourselves but we’re getting ready to retire. It would be very good for someone to have a tourism venture there.”The property listing outlines the rarity of the acreage. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoPull up a chair and soak in the view.“This is a rare combination of multiple residences that would be hard to duplicate with the environmental protection zones,” it reads.Mr Williams said the property measured up to its $2.4 million price tag.“There’s properties on this hill selling for $2.5-$3 million, this is one of the best.”It features as one of the top five Hinterland properties on the market. IN GOOD COMPANY: Other hidden hinterland gems The pool is also award winning.It’s described as “living on the edge” and this iconic property is certainly breathtaking. Uniquely, the residence encompasses an old farmhouse, that was absorbed into the new structure. The home is a Masterbuilder award winner.
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has reported a decrease in net loss of 29% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.The net loss reported by US-based wave energy developer OPT for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $2.7 million, compared to a net loss of $3.8 million for the corresponding period in 2017.The company attributed the decrease in losses primarily to lower product development costs and the decline in the fair value of the company’s warrants liability, partially offset by slightly higher selling, general, and administrative expenses.The revenue for the quarter ended July 31, 2017 was $195,000, which was relatively flat compared to revenue of $202,000 filed for the same period a year before, with a decrease of 3.4%.OPT said the revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 came from contracts with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES) and the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research, while the revenue for the matching period in 2017 came from the contract with MES.George Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT, said: “Production is underway on two new commercial PB3 PowerBuoys. These will be our third and fourth units and they are being built to meet anticipated demand from potential new customers. We are continuing to pursue additional opportunities to identify markets and applications for the PB3 PowerBuoy that could contribute to increased sales and financial performance for OPT.”As reported earlier, OPT’s first commercial PowerBuoy, the PB3, has been deployed off Japan in April this year as part of the lease with MES.In June 2017, OPT informed the device is meeting all of its performance requirements after eight weeks of deployment.
Greece-based containership owner Costamare has entered into a loan agreement to finance the acquisition of 7,471 TEU containership, Maersk Kowloon.The 2005-built vessel was acquired in the previous quarter and commenced its 5-year charter to Maersk Line.The loan facility, agreed in August 2017 with an undisclosed European financial institution, will be repayable over 5 years, Costamare said.The company unveiled the financing deal as part of its financial report for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.Although its net income decreased for the nine-month period to USD 70.2 million from USD 92.7 million seen in the first three quarters of 2016, Costamare’s net income for the third quarter rose.The company ended the quarter with a net income of USD 24.1 million, compared to a net income of USD 20.6 million reported in the third quarter of 2016.In August and September 2017 the company sold the 1988-built container vessels Mandraki and Mykonos for demolition and recorded an accounting gain of USD 1.5 million.
Marcella L. Finn 91, of Moores Hill passed away May 20, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Marcella was born October 2, 1926 in Ky the daughter of Jacob and Ruth (Gruenloh) Boden. She married Edward Walters Finn and he preceded her in death in 2001. Marcella was a homemaker spending all of her time raising her children. She enjoyed country music and working on word searches. Her family was her life.Marcella is survived by sons: Edward Walter Jr. of In; Michael Finn of Oh; Daniel Finn of Moores Hill; Ronald (Rachel) Finn of Oh; Richard Finn of Oh; daughters: Marlane (William) Hoffman of OH; Elizabeth (John) Faehr of SC; Diane (Lee) Raisor of TX; Ruth Ann Lamon of TX; brothers: Leroy Boden of Ky; Jacob Boden of FL; Albert Boden of Ky; sisters: Lillie Hines and Tillie Dawn both of Ky. 22 Grandchildren; 28 Great-Grandchildren; 13 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, granddaughter Angel Marie Finn.Service will be the convenience of the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032. 812-744-3280. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Brookville, In. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is proud to announce the graduation of Deputy Kyle M. Hartman from the 216th Session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course. Deputy Hartman graduated from I.L.E.A on Friday January 18th.The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course consists of over 600 hours of training in all areas of Law Enforcement. This training provides students with working knowledge of criminal and traffic laws, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness and human behavior. Deputy Hartman also received extensive training in accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence, and sexual assault, as well as other areas of basic law enforcement.Deputy Hartman will now enter the final step in his training by successfully completing the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Field Training Officer (F.T.O) program. This F.T.O. program consists of five months of on-the-job supervision/training. Completion of this program will allow Deputy Hartman to execute all law enforcement duties.
Indianapolis, In. — With the individual tax filing deadline less than a month away (April 15, to be exact), the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding Hoosiers there is still time to file for free with the Indiana free file (INfreefile) program.The INfreefile program allows qualifying individuals with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018 to file both state and federal taxes electronically at no cost. INfreefile uses the same electronic question-and-answer style most vendor software customers pay to use.Authorized INfreefile vendors for this tax season include:FreeTax USAH&R BlockOLT Online TaxesTaxActTurboTaxIndividuals should access their chosen vendor directly from the INfreefile website to ensure they are accessing the no-cost option from the approved vendors online here.“Over 2 million Hoosiers qualified to use INfreefile in 2018, but less than 90,000 took advantage of this no-cost filing option,” explained DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “Our goal is to have as many qualifying Hoosiers as possible use the INfreefile program in 2019. We are committed to marketing this program throughout the state and making folks aware of this cost-saving opportunity.”Filing electronically with INfreefile, or other electronic services, results in faster refunds with most customers getting their refunds in as little as 14 days. Individuals who choose direct deposit may receive their refunds even faster.Customers with questions or concerns about INfreefile or individual income tax may visit DOR’s website or call DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EST for assistance.
Silver Bullets, Dave & Celina’s progress to semisSILVER Bullets as well as Dave and Celina’s All Stars are the first two teams to progress to the Semi Finals of the Colors/Guinness Greatest of the Streets National final following the first of the night’s action on Saturday.The three-day finals saw the first leg in Linden having both teams taking different routes.In the first game, Dave and Celina won 2-1 against Swag Entertainment via the penalty route after the game was locked 0-0 at the end of regulation time.Meanwhile, Damian Williams 19th minute strike held untill the final whistle to allow Silver Bullets into the next round via a 1-0 margin over Melanie B.In the earlier round of 16, Melanie B got the better of New Amsterdam Kings 2-1 in a penalty war after the game remained scoreless at the end of regulation time.Game two saw Swag Entertainment mauling Buxton Diamond United 8-2 in the highest scoring game of the evening.Swag’s scorers were Colwyn Drakes (2nd, 3rd, 9th and 31st), Shane Luckie (7th, 28th and 36th) and Royston Fraser (34th), while Buxton had Kevon Assaye (6th) and Dwayne Jacobs (36th) on target.Dave and Celina’s booked their spot in the quarter finals via a 6-0 win over East Bank Gunners; with Kenard Simon netting a hat trick (32nd, 36th and 38th) and Keon Sears scoring a brace in the19th and 30th. Cordel Johnson also scored in the 34th.Silver Bullets edged Tucville 2-0 on penalties after Robin Abrams 17th minute strike was cancelled out one minute later by Tucville’s Delon Williams’ goal in the18th min during regulation time.The second night of action takes place on July 14 at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.