NewsCrime & CourtUp to a third of all court prosecutions for speeding struck out by courts in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – October 7, 2019 344 UP to a third of all court prosecutions for speeding were struck out by the courts in Limerick on the grounds that summonses were not properly served.According to figures from the Court Services, 1,453 out of 4,033 prosecutions in Limerick were struck out between January 2017 and May 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This represented 36 per cent of all summons issued. Gardaí must satisfy the court that a person who has not paid the fixed €80 fine and has been summonsed to court is aware of the court date.Otherwise, the court can strike it out. But in many cases, the address of the owner of the car has changed and many drivers had addresses outside of Limerick. The figures apply to both Garda prosecutions and fines issued through GoSafe vans. Twitter Email WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleNew IDA manager to drive employment in the Mid WestNext articleWhistleblower law Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print
Potential new food product developers from across the state learned the process of creating, packaging and launching a new food product at the University of Georgia’s New Food Business Workshop, held Oct. 6-7 on the university’s Griffin Campus. UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty, Georgia Department of Agriculture experts and food industry leaders taught the workshop. A former leader of PepsiCo Inc. and current new director of the Food Product and Innovation Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) at UGA Griffin, Kirk Kealey told participants that their food products should leave consumers wanting more. “You want people to taste your product and say, ‘This is the best-tasting version I’ve ever had,’” he said. UGA food scientist Anand Mohan encouraged workshop participants to consider all that is involved in launching a new food product before taking on the venture. A UGA Cooperative Extension food processing and safety specialist, Mohan specializes in enhancing the value and ensuring the safety of meat and poultry products. “Are you really up to what you think you want to do?” he said. “People say they want a natural product, but sometimes preservatives will help you go a long way. Sometimes you have to add things to keep your product safe and keep molds, yeasts and bacteria away.”Workshop participants also heard from Deana Bibb, owner of Proper Pepper Small Batch Pimento Cheese and a 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest winner. Bibb attended the workshop in March 2014 and claims it was the catalyst for her product launch.“I learned from this workshop that the container you store your product in can also contribute to the shelf life,” said Bibb. “Surprisingly, you may find your product lasts longer in a cheaper container.” Bibb encouraged the group to include shelf-life testing for their products. “It took a month-and-a-half, but I didn’t feel like I could go into the market until I knew for sure,” she said. “I needed my dairy product’s shelf life to be at least 22 days.”The class was also provided with an overview of regulations and current food safety issues from Natalie Adan of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division.The class included some food product veteran entrepreneurs, with products already on the market. Attorney Ken Teal of LaGrange, Georgia, runs Swamp Dust spice company. Jennifer Hovis, of Barnesville, Georgia’s Honeywood Farms, currently sells organic vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and eggs and now wants to build a commercial kitchen.Others were contemplating a wide variety of food ventures: a juice from organic produce, organic soups and smoothies, a botanical soda, a dried seaweed product imported from the Philippines, a carbonated beverage for the West African market, a barbecue sauce from a family recipe, products for those with food allergies and a soy-free soy sauce.Ken Vickers, a mechanic for Delta Air Lines, hopes to market a hot sauce made from peppers he grows on his farm in Woolsey, near Fayetteville, Georgia.“I grow the peppers, smoke them and age the sauce for a year. I’ve got 25 gallons brewing in my basement right now,” he said. “I was really clueless when I started. I set my goals low because I didn’t know how to go about mass-producing (my hot sauce) to put on grocery store shelves. After this workshop, I can attempt putting it in grocery stores.” Hahira, Georgia farmer Steve Taylor wants to bring some of his family’s recipes to market. “Some are super-healthy and some will kill you because they taste so good,” said Taylor, who, with his wife, Gayle, makes kettle corn for festivals and hopes to take that to the retail market.Stephanie Helmig of Statham, Georgia, attended the workshop to gather information for her father and a group of investors from China who want to make a Chinese food product in the U.S., then sell it here and export it to China. “The workshop was very informative. I will suggest they come to the next class in March in Athens, (Georgia,)” she said. “My dad and his business partner want to talk to Dr. Kealey. He seems very interested in developing businesses. We have the money, but we don’t have a home for our business. I’m encouraging them to come to Georgia.”Each participant leaves the workshop with a training manual compiled by experts in the UGA Extension food science program. As the leader of the workshop series, Mohan said the speakers’ shared expertise and the educational resources in the manual are “invaluable resources” for new food business operators.“Small businesses are the key foundation of our nation’s economic development,” he said. “New food entrepreneurs who are trying to get into the food market are an essential part of Georgia’s economic growth.”For more information on future New Food Business workshops at UGA, go to EFSonline.uga.edu. To learn more about the FoodPIC at UGA, go to caes.uga.edu/center/foodpic.
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By Dru BrownBILLINGS, Mont. (June 4) – A strong run from start to finish put Travis Davis in Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory lane Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park.Davis rocketed to the top spot at the drop of the green while Beau Nave was quickly in second with Jeremy Meirhofer in third, moving to the bottom line to try to make things happen.Hank Berry started all the way back in the 10th position but that hardly slowed him down. Berry challenging Nave for second and eventually wrestled it away. Another yellow flag halted the action, and on this restart Meirhofer again stuck his car to the bottom lane but to no avail.Berry was sizing up Travis Davis in every corner, but the laps were quickly ticking away. He finally got a run on Davis but lapped traffic caused Berry to slam on the brakes and Davis flew by again.A quick yellow waved and on the restart Davis and Berry again separated from the field. Berry gave it everything he had in the final set of turns but Davis was too strong and took the win.Berry was a very close second and Dale Neitzel climbed all the way to third after a thrilling first lap. Finishing fourth was Meirhofer and fifth was Kenny Baumann.
Ronald G. Carter, 79, of Moores Hill passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at The Waters of Batesville. Ronald was born Sunday, May 12, 1940 in Whitley City, Kentucky the son of Dewey and Ethel (Perkins) Carter. He married Wanda Bryant March 10, 1961 and she survives. He was a retired truck driver and machinist. He enjoyed fishing, camping and especially his grandchildren.Ronald is survived by his wife Wanda of Moores Hill; son Steven Carter (significant other Tammy Murray) of Milan; 6 grandchildren: Bryan James, Brandon James, Cheyenne Hountz, Kerissa Bolton, Gena Carter and Lakota Carter; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Robert (Katie) Carter of Moores Hill; and sister Thelma Hunt of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Teresa James; brothers Thurman and Donald Carter.A service celebrating his life will be held 1 PM Wednesday, September 11 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 11 AM – 1 PM Wednesday also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given in honor of Ronald to Margaret Mary Hospice. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018 (812)432-5480. You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Planning permission is being sought for a new state-of-the-art retail-led development for Donegal Town centre in the coming months which will cost in excess of €10million to develop.The proposed development at Milltown less than 500 metres from the Diamond, located on the site occupied by the former picture framing and moulding company owned by the Timoney family, is ready to go to planning and an application will be lodged with Donegal County Council by the end of September next.It would consist of approximately 50,000 sq/ft of floor space comprising of a supermarket of 25,000 sq/ft and the remainder of the facility would be tailored for retail units, coffee shops, 200 car-parking spaces and other suitable businesses as appropriate. A spokesperson for developer, Railway Road Trading Ltd, a private Company owned by the McCann family from Belfast, has said he believes the project will provide an injection of confidence to the local economy and have a very positive impact on the business environment in the town and its significant hinterland.The most recent draft local area plan for Donegal Town (2018 – 2024) has identified the land in question as an ‘Opportunity Site’. It is zoned suitable for retail or commercial use. The draft local area plan also cites that “it is an objective of the Council to explore opportunities for the provision of additional public car parking to service the town centre”.If granted planning permission, the project could begin construction in spring 2019 with a completion date of summer 2020 envisaged. Some 250 jobs would be sustained once the development is complete while a further 150 would be created during the 15-month construction phase.The spokesperson for developer stated that while the identity of the anchor tenant for the supermarket hasn’t yet been agreed and would obviously be subject to planning being secured, there will be a strong interest from the leading retail brands given the attractiveness of Donegal Town as a strategic location. He added that the company was very keen to work with the local community to deliver a project which would enhance the town and of which people could be proud. Discussions with the planning department of Donegal County Council to date have been very constructive and helpful. €10million retail development proposed for Donegal Town centre was last modified: July 25th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)