The North County Farms project got its third thumbs-down this week, when the Oceanside Planning Commission recommended denial of the plan to build up to 656 homes, a boutique hotel, restaurants, retail shops and more in the city’s last remaining agricultural region.Twice before the commission has opposed North County Farms, saying the city needs to preserve the rural nature of South Morro Hills, and that the proposed development would bring too much traffic to an area only accessible by a single, two-lane road.Each time, the developer, Integral Communities, has revised its proposal. It reduced the number of homes -- originally almost 1,000 -- added off-site road improvements and increased the acreage to be set aside as open space. Final approval is up to the Oceanside City Council, which is scheduled to get its first formal review of the project May 22.“We were disappointed ... in light of all the revisions we made,” Integral project manager Ninia Hammond said in an … [Read more...] about Oceanside’s North County Farms project gets third thumbs-down
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PUBLISHED: 15:59 23 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:03 23 January 2019 Norfolk County Council will be letting four farm holdings within its County Farms estate in 2019. Pictured: Paston Farm, Mautby Estate. Picture: Joe Casey Photography (C) Copyright 2018 Joseph Casey Photography. Permission granted to reproduce for personal and promotional use only. www.josephc Enthusiasm, energy, innovation and technical ability – these are the qualities expected from aspiring farmers hoping to secure one of the four vacant tenancies on the Norfolk County Farms estate. Norfolk County Council will be letting four farm holdings within its County Farms estate in 2019. Pictured: Upper Wood Farm South, Mautby Estate. Picture: Joe Casey PhotographyThe county council’s portfolio of 16,900 acres of prime agricultural land offers a route into the industry for people wishing to launch their own farm businesses, as well as opportunities for existing ventures to grow and expand.New tenants are being … [Read more...] about Have you got what it takes to become a Norfolk County Farms tenant?
Two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting inside a Tennessee on Saturday, authorities said. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said one victim died at the scene, while another died at a local hospital. The conditions of those injured ranged from serious to critical, the sheriff's office said. None of the victims have been identified and no suspects are in custody. Lt. Anthony Buckner said one of the victims called the sheriff's office to report that he'd been shot, CBS affiliate WREG reports. Investigators spoke with people at the scene who said the shooting stemmed from an argument over gambling, the sheriff's office said. They believe it was an isolated incident and the suspect knew the victims, whose ages ranged from 13 to 21. The sheriff's office is encouraging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers Memphis at (901) 528-CASH. … [Read more...] about Shooting in Shelby County, Tennessee, leaves 2 dead, 4 injured
Four deer at a quarantined Crow Wing County farm have been found to be infected with a virulent fatal disease, state officials said Friday. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in a nine-year-old female mule deer, a 18-month-old female whitetail deer, a two-year-old male whitetail deer and a two-year-old female mule deer at the central Minnesota farm, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced in a Friday news release. In 2016, two deer from the farm tested positive for the disease and the farm was quarantined. It has been monitored by the board since December 2016. No deer is allowed to leave or enter the farm, located near the town of Merrifield. "We've been working with the herd owner for the past two years to monitor the deer and look for any new detections of the disease," Linda Glaser, assistant director of the health board, said in the news release. "The biggest change following this new detection will be to extend our deadline to monitor the herd." CWD is a disease of … [Read more...] about Chronic wasting disease found at quarantined Crow Wing County farm
Published 7:16 am PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, center, campaigns in Memphis, Tenn., in his bid for U.S. Senate. Tennessee Democrats know something about disappointment, having seen Republican candidates for governor and senate seats dominate in the last several elections. But this year might be different with Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam leaving office, there are no popular incumbents on the ballot for their offices. less In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, center, campaigns in Memphis, Tenn., in his bid for U.S. Senate. Tennessee Democrats know something about disappointment, having seen Republican candidates ... more Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican nominee for Senate, casts her ballot during early voting Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. U.S. Rep. Marsha … [Read more...] about The Latest: 1 Shelby County precinct opens late