Georgia 4-H Winners

first_imgMore than 250 Georgia 4-H’ers met in Atlanta July 21-22 to vie for 47 coveted “Master 4-H’er” titles, the youth organization’s highest honor.Students from across the state competed in a variety of categories, from photography to public speaking, and communications to companion animal science. They gave 12-minute demonstrations and prepared portfolios of their research and service project areas. Expert judges evaluated their work and interviewed them. “We had a wonderful week with young people competing for Master 4-H status. We’ve been entertained by 4-H’ers, inspired by 4-H’ers and we know the future is bright with 4-H,” said Arch Smith, Georgia state 4-H leader. “For all these children, it’s been a between five- and eight-year journey. They’ve been looking forward to state competition for a while. And now some have won, and some didn’t win. But for all of them, they now have a set of life skills that will be with them for years to come.”When polled, most 4-H members say their experience in the club, administered through University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, builds their confidence and leadership skills, while allowing them to meet people from across the state. “I have most enjoyed the learning experiences that 4-H has offered me and the friendships I have made,” said Alaina Alderman, a newly minted Master 4-H’er in the performing arts. “The 4-H organization has taught me many things, including the leadership skills that it takes to, in return, teach others what I have learned.”No child has to pay to travel to or compete at Georgia 4-H State Congress because of a community of generous donors. Their support guarantees that any child who earns a spot in the state competition will be able to compete. For more information about the many programs offered by Georgia 4-H visit This year’s winners, projects and donors — listed by their home counties — are:BACONAlaina Alderman, daughter of David and June Alderman of Alma, won first place in Performing Arts – Vocal, sponsored by Frank Carter. BANKSShelby Quakenbush, of Commerce, won first place in Sheep and Meat Goats, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Jim Williamson.BALDWINSarai Mapp, daughter of James and Bobbie Mapp of Milledgeville, won first place in Communications, sponsored by Julia Lucas, Hon. John Myers and Watler Reeves. BEN HILLBen Lord, son of Bob and Dona Lord Fitzgerald, won first place in Performing Arts – Piano, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia. BLECKLEYTrevor Barker, of Cochran, won first place in Human Development, sponsored by the Georgia Association of 4-H Agents. Drew Belflower, of Cochran, won first place in Family Resource Management, sponsored by the Sarah L. Huff Fund. BULLOCHKatie Wilson, daughter of DeeAnna and David Morgan of Statesboro, won first place in Photography, sponsored by Georgia Magazine. BURKEMichaela Pollex, of Waynesboro, won first place in Dairy and Milk Science, sponsored by Mr. and Dr. Henry Hibbs, the family of Bobby Gene McKissick and Angela Nesmith. Cynthia Eberly, daughter of Eldon and Eppie Eberly of Waynesboro, won first place in Fashion Revue, sponsored by the Georgia Master 4-H Club.BUTTSJake Conner, son of Harrileen Conner of Jackson, won first place in Food Safety and Preservation, sponsored by Houston County Extension, Emanuel County Extension, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coleman, Pierce County Extension, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Keve. COLUMBIAChristopher Adam, son of Bao-Ling Adam of Martinez, won first place in Computer Inforamton Technology, sponsored by April Beggs, Jeffrey Burke, Jared Crapps, Bo Ryles and Jay Morgan.Clara Wurst, daughter of Randy and Vickie Wurst of Grovetown, won first place in Dairy Foods, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reid and the Georgia Ag Tag.CRISPAshley Phillips, daughter of Rusty and Jennifer Phillips of Pitts, won first place in Entomology, sponsored by Georgia Pest Control, the Georgia Master 4-H Club and Allen Nasworthy.DAWSONAllison Gilbert, daughter of Diana Cleghorne of Dawsonville, won first place in Housing, Equipment and Environment, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Cook. DECATURAnders Austinson, son of Paul and Tonya Austinson of Bainbridge, won first place in Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts, sponsored by the Meadows-Knox Family Fund.DOUGHERTYCharlie Baker, son of Gloria Baker and Charlie Baker III of Albany, won first place in Performing Arts – Dance, sponsored by Mr. And Mrs. Burley Page.DOUGLASSam Hopkins, of Douglasville, won first place in Food for Fitness, sponsored by the M.K. “Curly” Cook Foundation in memory of Sandra B. Cook.EMANUEL Stephanie Rivenburg, daughter of Ann and Mark Rivenburg of Swainsboro, won first place in Textiles and Merchandising, sponsored Mr. and Mrs. Michael Poole and The Daniel Ashley and Irene Houston Jewell Memorial Foundation.FORSYTHAlyssa Pawlik, daughter of Carol and Steve Pawlik of Cumming, won first place in Horses, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Lucas. Holly Reeves, daughter of Terri Jo and Michael Reeves of Cumming, won first place in Wildlife and Marine Science, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation. HARTChase LeCroy, of Hartwell, won first place in Forest Resources and Wood Science, sponsored by Bill Lott and Paulding Timber Products.Zach Tellano, son of Ruth and Randy Daniel of Hartwell, won first place in General Recreation, sponsored by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association and Six Flags Over Georgia. HARALSONAvani Patel, daughter of Hema and Ashok Patel of Tallapoosa, won first place in Arts and Crafts, sponsored by Mr. and Ms. Ted Jenkins, Marian Fisher, Hon. John Myers and Jay Morgan.HENRYMayah Waltower, daughter of Ral and Shirley Waltower of McDonough, won first place in Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences, sponsored by the Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative. IRWINJames Hancock, son of John and Lori Hancock of Irwinville, won first place in Veterinary Science, sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Ben Hancock, son of John and Lori Hancock of Irwinville, won first palce in Poultry and Egg Science, sponsored by the Georgia Poultry Federation. JACKSONTristan Gaskins, son of Melinda and Robert Gaskins of Jefferson, won first place in the Science of Engineering and Mechanics, sponsored by Mike and Karen Garrett. JOHNSONCaroline Sweat, daughter of Donnie and Katy Sweat of Wrightsville, won first place for Performing Arts – General, sponsored by Elizabeth Hopkins. LEEAmber Smith, daughter of Daivd and Julie Smith of Albany, won first place in Dog Care and Training, sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.LOWNDESTamia Pena, daughter of Valerie Harper of Valdosta, won first place in Flowers, Shrubs and Lawns, sponsored by the Georgia Development Authority.Alexis Carmichael, daughter of Erica Carmichael of Valdosta, won first place in Sports, sponsored by the Clover Glove Race Series.MADISONHayden Bailey, son of Jeff and Sheila Rucker of Hull, won first place in Plant and Soil Sciences, sponsored by the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society. NEWTONFlannery Peay, of Oxford, won first place in Performing Arts – Other Instrumental, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Greg Price. SPALDING Isabel Rutledge, daughter of Sam and Tammy Rutledge of Stockbridge, won first place in Companion Animal Science, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Terry England, Allen Nasworthy, Anna Reddish, and Dr. and Mrs. William H. Sell. Annabeth Branton, daughter of Ray and Anna Branton of Griffin, won first place in Workforce Preparation, sponsored by Emerson Climate Technologies. SUMTER Zafar Alam, son of Dr. and Mrs. Syed Alam of Americus, won first place in Health, sponsored by Greg Jones, in loving memory of George and Vera Jones. TATNALLDevon Merrill, son of Kimberly and Steve Bradley of Glennville, won first place in Outdoor Recreation, sponsored by Casey Mull. Devon Lockett, of Collins, won first place in Food Fare, sponsored by the Georgia Development Authority.TIFTJake Moore, son of Marty and Melinda Moore of Tifton, won first place for Festive Foods for Health, sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities.Hannah Rucker, daughter of Keith and Julie Rucker of Tifton, won first place for Target Sports, sponsored by the Callaway Foundation, Catharine Linz and the family of Col. James Boddie.TOOMBSErin Ricks, daughter of Brantley and Cindy Ricks of Lyons, won first place in Pork Production, sponsored by Houston County Extension, Emanuel County Extension, Pierce County Extension, Arch Smith and the Georgia Pork Producers Association. UNIONBrooks Patterson, son of Chris and Amy Patterson of Blairsville, won first place in International, sponsored by Eleanor Smith and the Georgia Master 4-H Club. Abhyjit Keepal, son of Surinder and Gurpreet Kheepal of Blairsville, won first place in Public Speaking, sponsored by Doug Ashworth, the Farm Credit Associations of Georgia, Raymond Lee, Jr., Kaleb McMichen and Cydcor USA.WALKERJulia Yearout, daughter of Ann and James Yearout of Chickamauga, won first place in Safety, sponsored by Mr. an Mrs. Greg Gaines. Dalton Green, son of Michael and Shelley Green of Ringgold, won first place in Beef, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Jim Williamson.WEBSTERKatherine Harris, daughter of Bartho and Jennifer Harris of Parrott, won first place in History, sponsored by Beth Scott-Brown in honor of John Darius Miller Scott and in memory of Darius Miller.WILCOXKelly Childers, daughter of Dale and Julie Childers of Rochelle, won first place in Environmental Sciences, sponsored by Houston County Extension, Emanuel County Extension, Pierce County Extension and the Georgia Cooperative Council.last_img read more

Joe Dragon sets 3,000-meter personal best on Saturday in Boston

first_imgOn the second day of the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational, the men’s distance runners wrapped up the weekend for Syracuse in underwhelming fashion.Syracuse’s runners participated in three events—the 800-meter, the mile, and the 3,000-meter—on Saturday to complete a weekend highlighted by Paige Stoner, Justyn Knight and Kadejhia Sellers’ strong runs on Friday.The men’s 3,000-meter, billed as the main event for Saturday, featured Joe Dragon, Kevin James, Dominic Hockenbury, Simon Smith and Jared Lautenslager as well as SU-alum Adam Visokay.Visokay recorded the fastest time of them all, taking third place with an 8:01:41 time. Dragon (8:13:00) and James (8:14:51), the Orange’s fastest two for the event, finished a second apart in 17th and 19th place, respectively. They both recorded Top 10 times among college runners.Dragon edged his previous fastest time in the 3,000-meter by .28 seconds to secure a new personal record. James, on the other hand, came about a second short of his personal best.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHockenbury (8:23:31) and Smith (8:25:13) both finished in the top 50 overall, while Lautenslager brought up the rear for the Orange in 71st place out of over 170 runners.Noah Affolder, a freshman from Carthage, New York, impressed in the mile with a 4:03:48 time, good for 16th place overall, eighth among collegiate athletes. Nathan Henderson and Andy Paladino also ran the mile for the Orange. Henderson (4:10:54) and Paladino (4:18:04) finished 55th and 124th respectively.Two weeks ago, Justyn Knight set the bar in the mile with a 3:55:82, breaking his own school record.Additionally, sophomore Sam Somera competed in the men’s 800-meter race, placing 197th out of 230 runners. His 2:02:43 time trailed the leader by about 15 seconds. Comments Published on February 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ceres Is Young

first_imgDawn Mission scientists were surprised to see this asteroid (dwarf planet Ceres) with a water cycle and evidence of rapid geological changes.For planetary scientists accustomed to thinking in billions of years, what the Dawn spacecraft revealed about Ceres must have been a shock. A press release from Jet Propulsion Laboratory says, “NASA Dawn Reveals Recent Changes in Ceres’ Surface.” Previously, the spacecraft had detected carbonates that must have been produced in an ocean. Now, they are seeing changes within the observation period of the mission.Water ice is not stable on the surface of Ceres over long time periods unless it is hidden in shadows, as in the case of Juling. Similarly, hydrated carbonate would dehydrate, although over a longer timescale of a few million years.“This implies that the sites rich in hydrated carbonates have been exposed due to recent activity on the surface,” Carrozzo said.The great diversity of material, ice and carbonates, exposed via impacts, landslides and cryovolcanism suggests Ceres’ crust is not uniform in composition. These heterogeneities were either produced during the freezing of Ceres’ original ocean – which formed the crust – or later on as a consequence of large impacts or cryovolcanic intrusions.“Changes in the abundance of water ice on a short timescale, as well as the presence of hydrated sodium carbonates, are further evidence that Ceres is a geologically and chemically active body,” said Cristina De Sanctis, VIR team leader at the Institute of Astrophysics and Planetary Science.Two papers announce the discoveries. One, in Science Advances, speaks of the “detection of water ice in a mid-latitude crater and its unexpected variation with time,” with changes visible in just six months. “The reported variation on Ceres’ surface indicates that this body is chemically and physically active at the present time.”The smaller a body, the more rapidly it should have cooled and become inactive in 4.5 billion years. Ceres is much smaller than Pluto (which also showed unexpected activity when New Horizons flew past in 2015; see review 19 March 2016), and smaller than Saturn’s moon Dione. The other asteroid target of Dawn, Vesta, also showed evidence of watery youth (28 Oct 2011, 9 Feb 2015). At the end of the paper, the scientists scramble for possible sources of energy to keep Ceres active.The variation of superficial water ice occurring in the short time frame covered by these observations provides new scenarios for Ceres’ evolution. It indicates an active body and reinforces not only the link with the icy solar system objects but also the uniqueness of Ceres, given its present location in the main belt.The other paper by Carrozzo et al. in Science Advances tries to understand the presence of carbonates on Ceres.The correlation of Na carbonates with some extrusive constructs suggests that at least some Na carbonates are transported to, or near to, the surface by ascending subsurface fluids in several areas of Ceres. However, the association of Na carbonate with young craters could be consistent with the material mobilized or created by impact-induced heating. The data are not sufficient to fully discriminate among the possible mechanisms, and likely, the types of Na carbonates and the observed distribution are the results of a combination of different processes.Whatever happened, the detection of carbonates on the surface “provides major constraints on Ceres’ chemical evolution,” the authors say.NH4 salts are speculated to be unstable over geologic time. Hydrated sodium carbonates are not stable on airless surfaces and dehydrate upon exposure to vacuum and irradiation over Myr timescales. Destabilization on the surface involves both dehydration and decarbonation; for example, Na2CO3·H2O in Na2CO3 + H2O(g). The detection of hydrated Na carbonates supports an aqueous origin of Na carbonates followed by their partial decomposition (mainly dehydration) in surface environments. This implies that sites rich in hydrated carbonates have been formed/exposed recently (a few million years), and dehydration of hydrated Na carbonates is still ongoing. This is in accordance with crater counting and modeling that predict recent formation, within tens to hundreds of millions of years.The different chemical forms of the sodium carbonate, their fresh appearance, morphological settings, and the uneven distribution on Ceres indicate that the formation, exposure, dehydration, and destruction processes of carbonates are recurrent and continuous in recent geological time, implying a still-evolving body and modern processes involving fluid water.They still make estimates into the millions of years, but those fall far short of the assumed 4.5 billion years for the origin of the solar system, sometimes called “geologic time” (what we dub “Darwin Years“).Ceres joins the young, active object club, a large and growing list. One wonders if planetary scientists will ever find any object that lives up the assumed age of the solar system. Does this object look billions of years old to you?DAWN 10th anniversary image (false color) of Ceres, centered on Occator Crater with its bright sodium carbonate deposits. (NASA/JPL)(Visited 532 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CLT20: Injured Rohit Sharma to miss the league, Pollard frontrunner to lead MI

first_imgIndian batsman Rohit Sharma. Photo: APStar batsman Rohit Sharma’s finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur.With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff, it is unlikely that he will play any part during MI’s qualifying round matches in Raipur, which kicks off with a match against Lahore Lions.As of now, dashing West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard looks a likely candidate to lead the popular T20 franchise.”While Pollard is an automatic choice in the MI set-up, his success as the captain having led the Barbados Tridents to title triumph in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will go in his favour. But Harbhajan should also be sounded out,” a source in the know of things told PTI today.Among the senior players, there is Harbhajan Singh, under whom Mumbai Indians won the Champions League T20 in 2012 but according to reliable sources is not too keen on leading the side. Harbhajan, who is fighting to make a comeback is more interested in performing well for the Mukesh Ambani-owned team.Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is also one of the senior players in the side and had also led Sri Lanka to ICC World T20 triumph after being handed over the captaincy mid-way due to sudden dip in Dinesh Chandimal’s form.Aussie great Michael Hussey’s place in the playing XI is not assured, which can be a reason that he won’t be considered for the hot-seat.advertisementIf fit and available, the four first-choice overseas players are likely to be Lendl Simons, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson and Lasith Malinga.The MI will certainly be seeking a replacement for the injured Rohit, who incidentally also sustained a finger fracture during 2011 tour of England.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare, Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Michael Hussey, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Lendl Simmons.last_img read more

HEART TRUST/NTA Develops Bamboo Training Courses

first_img The HEART Trust/NTA has developed five courses aimed at ensuring competency in bamboo harvesting and processing.This is in keeping with the Government’s move to embark on the large-scale commercial production of bamboo in order to tap into the lucrative international market and provide opportunities for employment and community-based initiatives.The courses are bamboo ply technology, bamboo charcoal processing, bamboo shoots cultivation and pre-processing, bamboo coal harvesting, and bamboo culm harvesting and pre-processing.Manager for Curriculum Development at the training agency, Monica Porter-Lewis, said the training aims to establish standards in the industry.She informed that the syllabuses have been approved by the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) and will prepare persons for “immediate entry into the world of work”.She was addressing a graduation ceremony held recently at the Clarendon Municipal Corporation for young people who have received training and certification in the production of bamboo by-products, including the incorporation of bamboo in light-emitting diode (LED) technology, under the Peckham Bamboo Project.Mrs. Porter-Lewis said the agency is committed to the development of “rigorous, learner-centred curricula, so that people can acquire the cognitive and non-cognitive skills needed to escape poverty, share in economic growth and fulfil their potential”.The Peckham Bamboo Project is being executed by the Clarendon Municipal Corporation through US$130,000 provided by the Organization of American States (OAS).The Peckham Bamboo Project, implemented in 2015, aims to contribute to the development of a viable and sustainable bamboo sector in Jamaica by creating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in bamboo cultivation and manufacturing of bamboo by-products. The HEART Trust/NTA has developed five courses aimed at ensuring competency in bamboo harvesting and processing. Story Highlights The courses are bamboo ply technology, bamboo charcoal processing, bamboo shoots cultivation and pre-processing, bamboo coal harvesting, and bamboo culm harvesting and pre-processing. The Peckham Bamboo Project, implemented in 2015, aims to contribute to the development of a viable and sustainable bamboo sector in Jamaica by creating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in bamboo cultivation and manufacturing of bamboo by-products.last_img read more

Kevin Loring named National Arts Centres first director of Indigenous Theatre

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsAward winning actor Kevin Loring was introduced as the first director of Indigenous Theatre Thursday in Ottawa.Loring is from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia and is considered a brilliant actor, playright, and teacher.He said he’s nervous about taking over as director of Indigenous Threatre.But he added that he completely understands what his mandate is.“I’ll be travelling the country and we’ll have a real storng belief that we’re gonna do some plays here but we”ll also do stories coast to coast to coast,” Loring said. “We’ll go out to the communities, its a big part of what I believe my mandate will be.”The NAC is a federally funded arts and cultural centre tasked with representing the Canadian landscape.Last year it announced that it was starting an Indigenous threatre to go with its English and French theatre [email protected]last_img read more

Napoli confirms interest in Krunic

first_imgEmpoli president Fabrizio Corsi has talked about how the Italian Lega Serie A squad wants to buy Rade Krunic and Hamed TraoreThere have been many rumors about Italian Lega Serie A club Napoli wanting to acquire the services of Rade Krunic and Hamed Traore from Empoli.And today Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi spoke to Radio Kiss Kiss, as quoted by Football Italia, to confirm the interest for those two players.“[Napoli director of sports Cristiano] Giuntoli likes Krunic and we have talked about him, exchanging opinions,” Corsi said.Transfer: Africa Cup of Nations winner joins Milan George Patchias – August 5, 2019 AC Milan has signed Algerian star Ismael Bennacer.The African Cup of Nations winner and a key member of the Algerian national team has completed…“He knows how to value individual players.”“We also talked about Traore, who was born in 2000 and already has so much character on the field,” he added.“I think Ismael Bennacer can do great things, as he is like Lucas Torreira, but with more quality.”last_img read more

Port of San Diego Stay Open project

first_imgPort of San Diego Stay Open project Updated: 8:51 AM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 20, 2019center_img May 20, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Port of San Diego has selected an experienced, international hospitality team to develop and operate a new shared hospitality pod hotel concept, expected to be one of the first in the country.The Port sought proposals for an innovative team to develop and/or operate lower-cost overnight accommodations near San Diego Bay. Of the three complete proposals received, the Board of Port Commissioners selected the STAY OPEN team.“We are very pleased to have been selected by the Port of San Diego for the development of lower-cost overnight accommodations near San Diego Bay. With the location’s proximity to transit and nearby attractions, we saw this site as a great opportunity for the new STAY OPEN concept. We look forward to being the first to bring shared hospitality to the San Diego market through a pod hotel and expect there to be a great deal of synergy for guests of our Los Angeles locations, which are in development now,” said Steve Shpilsky, CEO and Co-Founder of STAY OPEN.The STAY OPEN hotel would feature:• 220 self-contained pods (33 rooms with eight to 12 pods per room) – each with a single-occupancy bed, storage locker, power supply, ventilation control, closeable screen for privacy and security; and free Wi-Fi;• Well-appointed shared bathroom with shower facilities, comparable to a high-end fitness center;• Six private Ensuite rooms with private bathrooms featuring queen and twin beds ideal for couples and families;• An activated rooftop space with a restaurant, bar and outdoor seating, which will be open to the public“STAY OPEN’s innovative ‘shared hospitality’ concept really stood out, as it is geared towards the traveler that is looking to stay in prime locations without breaking the bank or sacrificing the experience,” said Chairman Garry Bonelli, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “The STAY OPEN team has a successful track record of developing and operating high quality, lower-cost overnight accommodations globally. We look forward to having them as a partner.” KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

SD woman pleads guilty to smuggling drugs across USMexico border

first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego woman pleaded guilty today to federal charges related to smuggling large quantities of drugs from Mexico into the United States, including more than 450,000 fentanyl pills.April Spring Kelly, 38, admitted in San Diego federal court that she smuggled the pills, along with methamphetamine and cocaine, through ports of entry in San Diego and Nogales, Arizona. The drugs were then moved to mid-level distributors in San Diego and Phoenix, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.The smuggling occurred between February and October of last year. She also attempted to smuggle drugs through the San Ysidro Port of Entry last Nov. 30, leading to her arrest with around 36 pounds of methamphetamine, 37 pounds of cocaine, and a dozen pounds of powdered fentanyl in her car, according to authorities.Kelly is slated to be sentenced Oct. 11 before U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino.“San Diego is the gateway for fentanyl to the rest of the country, and we are working aggressively to close that gate, one smuggler and one distributor at a time,” U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said. SD woman pleads guilty to smuggling drugs across U.S.-Mexico border Posted: July 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, July 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more