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Rotary Club of Clare President

The Rotary Club of Clare have voted to keep the current President of the club the same. Josie Paine went into the meeting at Clare Bowling Club expecting her position to be given to another member. However, the job was extended for a further 12 months due to her amazing performance over...

Spencer Gulf Obedience Dog Club

From huskies to Dachshunds, the Spencer Gulf Obedience Dog Club has trained them all and this year they celebrate 50 years of operation. The club holds classes on Sundays from 10am at Nicolson Avenue Primary School oval inviting all dog owners. Life member Rodney Waters has records that date back to 1995 which...

Drink Driver with Kids in Car at Port Augusta

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after he was caught drink driving with kids in the car at Port Augusta. Just after midnight yesterday police stopped the car on Stuart Highway where the driver returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.229, nearly five times the limit. To top things off the driver doesn’t...

Drug Trafficking in Dublin

Two 26-year-old’s have been arrested following a random car search on Wednesday near Dublin. Police allegedly uncovered over 150 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine when they stopped the vehicle on Port Wakefield Highway. The Whyalla pair were charged with trafficking in a controlled drug and were bailed to appear...

Aboriginal Community Action Group Formed

A new committee of inaugural Aboriginal leaders has been formed in Port Pirie to combat barriers faced and represent the Aboriginal community. The Aboriginal Community Action Group will also seek funding for a range of projects to get things moving. The committee is made up of seven people who have been working...

Whyalla Man Arrested

A 53-year-old man will face court after failing to stop when police flashed the blue and red Tuesday morning. Police first tried to stop the man on Schulz Avenue in Whyalla Norrie before he drove off alarming the officers. The driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree cause...

Country Music Sensation Headed to Laura

James Blundell is heading to Laura as part of the Laura Country Music Festival next week. The ARIA award winner will perform on July 28 at the Laura Civic Centre as part of a mammoth weekend for the town. The event is now in its ninth year and has attracted not only...

Operation Flinders Deployment for Youth

SA Police and the Department for Child Protection has teamed up in an attempt to get Whyalla youths sent on an Operation Flinders deployment. The campaign is aimed at ten at-risk adolescents and recently gained a $1000 donation from the local Neighbourhood Watch group. Ben Williams presented the cheque to SAPOL Operations...

Redhill Turns 150

Around 800 people packed River Terrace on Sunday for the 150th birthday of Redhill. The celebrations included a church service, games, historical displays and 35 stalls. Redhill Development Association and the Port Pirie Regional Council funded the event with one of the more popular games being egg throwing. The aim of the game...

Annual Whyalla Show

The Annual Whyalla Show is locked in for August 17 and 18 with a special comedy hour the new feature. Adelaide based comedian Marc Ryan will headline the comedy showcase which will be after the traditional fireworks display. The two-day event also features a travelling magic show, stilt walkers, a farm, circle...

First Round of Funding for Drought Projects

The Flinders Ranges Council have approved the first round of projects as part of the $1 million Commonwealth Drought Communities Programme. Over $600,000 will be poured into a number of projects around the region with a focus to grow the economy and employment rate of the communities currently in drought. Mayor Peter...