The Best of the Best.

first_imgTift – Anna Clegg, housing, furnishings and design, Georgia Manufactured Housing Association.Walton – Lewis Byrne, arts and crafts, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Jeremy Scoggins, computers, Georgia Power. Georgia 4-H’ers selected 47 new state winners during the 59th annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta July 24-27. “State 4-H Congress brings the best of the best together,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, state 4-H program leader. “These young people have already distinguished themselves as leaders and winners. State 4-H Congress provides a showcase for their accomplishments as well as a chance to thank those who make 4-H successful through their donations of time and resources.”Following the July 25 competition, the 4-H’ers toured metro Atlanta, meeting with donors, state legislators and corporate leaders. A July 26 banquet honored the state winners. During the banquet, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor was recognized with the 2001 Friend of 4-H Award for his support of 4-H.Georgia 4-H is the youth education component of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. State Congress is the culmination of a year’s work in a 4-H project. 4-H’ers prepare a portfolio of their project work, participate in an interview about their portfolio and give an oral presentation for this statewide competition.Here are this year’s state winners, listed by county, with their project and the project sponsor:Bacon – Bryan Wade, plant and soil science, Georgia Plant Food Educational Society.Baker – Thomas Jordan, forest resources and wood science, International Paper.Bleckley – Beau Bryan, performing arts (piano), Six Flags; Kristen Porter, dairy foods, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Lauren Ledbetter, Teen Leader III, Georgia Farm Bureau.Butts – Anna Daniel, sheep, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Charlton – Courtney Thornton, public speaking, AgSouth Farm Credit.Clarke – Kristin Felton, communications, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Colquitt – Elton Baldy, veterinary science, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Columbia – Mandi Campbell, work force preparation and career development, Georgia Development Authority; Laurel O’Neal, dog care and training, GVMA.Coweta – Cole Beatenbough, target sports, Callaway Foundation and the family of Col. Jim Boddie; Cody Disque, wildlife and marine science, Georgia Power.Crawford – Matthew Williams, power and energy, Chevron.Dougherty – Timothy Hardwick, general performing arts, Six Flags.Effingham – Hanna Dasher, the international project, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Ashby Graham, bread, White Lily Foods; Patsy Smith, food safety and preservation, Savannah Foods and Industries.Elbert – Whitney Fields, human development, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Evans – Heidi Hammack, resource management, Georgia Cooperative Council; Steven Spandle, flowers, shrubs and lawns, Georgia Development Authority.Floyd – James Lanier, general recreation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.Forsyth – SallieBottom, fruits, vegetables and nuts, Griffin Corporation.Franklin – Will Cabe, beef, Winn-Dixie and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.Gordon – Hilary Munro, Teen Leader III, Georgia Farm Bureau.Grady – A.J. Childs, outdoor recreation, White Water.Gwinnett – Justin Freeman, sports, White Water.Harris – Matthew Johnson, safety, Atlanta Gas Light.Jeff Davis – Luke Thrift, consumer education, Atlanta Gas Light.Jones – Amanda Pratt, the horse project, Georgia Horse Council.Lowndes – Stacia Watkins, vocal performing arts, Six Flags.Lumpkin – Natasha Cowie, environmental science, Georgia Propane Gas Association.Macon – Lynzie McKenzie, photography, Georgia 4-H Foundation.center_img Marion – Gina Widner, entomology, Georgia Pest Control Association and UGA Extension entomology department.Montgomery – Sharon Taylor, pork production, Georgia Pork Producers.Morgan – Candace Coats, food fare, Savannah Foods and Industries; Tiffany Harvey, dairy and milk science, Georgia Milk Commission.Pickens – Georgia Edwards, food funds, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Chris Jones, food for fitness, Savannah Foods and Industries; Erica Wilmarth, clothing and textiles, Southern Polytechnic State University.Pulaski – Nathan Fauscett, instrumental performing arts, Six Flags; Tia Roberts, fashion revue, Georgia Master 4-H Club.Richmond – Raymond Chow, physical, biological and earth sciences, Georgia EMC.Spalding – Matthew Wilson, poultry and egg science, Georgia Poultry Federation.Stephens – Ashley Poole, conservation of natural resources, Georgia Water Wise Council; Mary Rosenkrans, health, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.last_img read more

The ‘Tastes of America are coming! Are you ready?

first_imgBatesville, In. — Lay’s has introduced a new line of flavors for potato chip aficionados across the country.The “Tastes of America” series features the following flavors:Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño PopperCajun SpiceChile Con QuesoChesapeake Bay Crab SpiceDeep Dish PizzaFried Green TomatoesFried Pickles with RanchKetchupNew England Lobster RollPimento CheeseThai Sweet chiliWest Coast Truffle FriesThe flavors will be available on July 30. There is more information online here.last_img

Two athletes disqualified after finishing race hand-in-hand

first_imgWho’s toe/nose/finger crossed the line first? That who should be announced the winner if there is the need! Terrible decision. But rules is rules! If someone needs a separate time, separate it by the finest of splits.— Glenn (@g13nn99) August 15, 2019Mike Cavendish, British Triathlon National Performance Director said: It’s obviously disappointing to have Jess and Georgia disqualified but it’s a testament to the depth of our female squad that we still have another athlete on the podium.” Not the way this pair would have wanted their race to end.Two British triathletes Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, were celebrating a great performance at the World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event in Tokyo, where they were set to finish first and second.Unable to contain their joy, the compatriots held hands and crossed the line together, well clear of the athlete in third, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy.Although Learmonth was then declared the winner, the rules of the  International Triathlon Union’s competition state that “athletes who finish in a contrived tie situation, where no effort to separate their finish times has been made will be DSQ (disqualified).”Hence, the two athletes were disqualified with Duffy being handed first place.The two, however, do not miss out on a potential place at the Olympics as, fortunately for them, the running section was cut by half due to bad weather.The decision sparked some outrage on social media as a number of people backed the British pair.Others felt that the women’s action was unnecessary so the disqualification was justified. Dreadful that following competitors accepted the decision. They all should have refused. Either DQ us all or let it be either joint first or who came first in on the bike leg.— Rioja esq. & Lady Chianti. (@M1Rioja) August 16, 2019center_img Rules are rules.— WarrenRyan (@WarrenR50317436) August 15, 2019last_img read more