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Port Augusta Jobex rakes in more than 1100

Port Augusta’s Jobex has been hailed a cracking success.More than 1100 people showed up at the job expo, but it was the actual demographic and age group that had most people talking.About half of the attendees were school children from across Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla-who came across to...

Peterborough's History Group archiving potential boosted by Federal Government

Peterborough’s History Group has been handed more than $12,000 by the Federal Government.The $12k of the Federal Community Heritage Grant Program, will mean the group has a better hold on their digitization and archival work- which they’re doing for the Peterborough Times Printing Office Collection.The CHG program is funding by...

Police seize drugs from Whyalla home

Police have raided a house in Whyalla, grabbing more than $9000 in cash and 56 grams of methamphetamine.It all happened on Friday about 10.30 in the morning.Police entered a house in Whyalla Stuart with a drug detection dog, uncovering the cash and drugs, which –when broken down- is about 550...

Port Augusta Prison inmates charged over failed escape

Three men inside Port Augusta prison have had their terms extended after a botched break out attempt last year. Trevor Brooks,Scott Gavin Charters and Benjamin Christopher Glen, all serving time for previous offences, tried to sneak out in 2016 but couldn’t get a truck they’d planned to use through the...

Wakefield Council's new Infrastructure Services Manager revealed

Leon Kruger has stepped on board as Wakefield Council’s new Infrastructure Services Manager.David Hasset was in the position for a good ten years before the switch was made, but Kruger was a good pick for the position and brings a lot of experience with him.Kruger has worked in local government...

Locals get involved in cadet exercises in Whyalla

Cadets from the Royal Military College of Duntroon have finished up their first set of complicated exercises in Whyalla.Over the weekend, the troops ran a scenario on Hancock street, which involved a car being totaled with a few injuries, to test t how quick the cadets could get the scene...

Port Pirie firefighters experience the dreaded "flash-over" scenario

Port Pirie firefighters have had their baptism of fire with the “flash-over” training scenario.It’s what’s regarded by firies as ‘the worst case scenario’, the flash over puts firefighters in a situation that can develop into everything being combustible.It’s stressed as a safe exercise.Five of Port Pirie’s part-time fire fighters sat...

GFG begins trucking quartz to Whyalla steelworks

GFG Alliance has kicked of the next round of trucking activity in Whyalla and Iron Knob.For about four weeks, GFG will be trucking quartz about 18km’s from Iron Knob through to the Whyalla Steelworks to be put straight into the blast furnace.Compared to the recent iron ore transports the schedule,...