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Mayor Heaslip Reappointed

Philip Heaslip has been re-elected as Mayor for the District Council of Mount Remarkable for another term. The decision was made at Council’s monthly general meeting, with Mr Heaslip stating, “There is a lot on Council’s upcoming agenda, including the ‘Melrose to Booleroo Centre Rail Trail grant, with approximately $200,000 in...

Augusta Highway Funding for Major Works

Member for Frome Geoff Brock has announced that targeted sections of the Augusta Highway will be resurfaced thanks to funding from the State Government, as part of the $250 million dollar Princes Highway Corridor Upgrade. Mr Brock has long been concerned about the section of the highway between Redhill and Snowtown...

Electoral Boundaries Changed

Last night the Electoral Boundary Commission finalised 47State electoral districts after the electoral redistribution. Substantial changes to the districts of Giles, Stuart and Frome have been approved, dividing Port Augusta between Giles and Stuart and, with Port Pirie no longer in Frome but in Stuart. Port Augusta City Council CEO John Banks...

Serious Crash near Snowtown Causes Delays

Roads have been reopened following a serious crash on the Augusta Highway. Just after 6pm, police and emergency services were called to an area north of Snowtown, after reports of a crash involving a Toyota Kluger station wagon, a Toyota RAV4, a Mazda CX-5 and a semi-trailer. Seven people in the cars...

CFS Warns Farmers to Stay Alert

The CFS are urging farmers to keep an eye on their hay bales following an increase in hay stack fires that have already occurred this season, including the incident on Balaklava Road at Bowmans. Hay fires are generally caused by the higher levels of moisture that produce a bacterial chain reaction...

South Australia in 6 Day Lockdown

South Australia has gone into a 6-day lockdown with widespread restrictions currently in place.   Premier Stephen Marshall announced the news during a press conference yesterday, with all schools, takeaway, restaurants, pubs, cafes, venues, and aged care facilities closed. Weddings, funerals, regional internal travel and construction work has also been banned. Following the...

Events Cancelled Across the Region

Following a spike in the number of active COVID cases in South Australia, many events across the Spencer Gulf and Mid North have been postponed or cancelled in an effort to keep our communities safe. In the Mid North, the Solomontown White Ribbon Breakfast at Solomontown Primary School has been cancelled,...

Further Firearm Located in Whyalla

A man has been charged with firearms offences following a search at a Whyalla home earlier this week. Following an investigation, Police attended an address in Whyalla Stuart and had cause to search the home under the Firearms Act. Police allegedly located both a firearm and ammunition. A 37-year-old man from the...

Clare Valley Waste in the Flinders

Clare Valley Waste have commenced their contract with the Flinders Ranges Council this week. Household waste will now be collected on Tuesday and Recycling will be collected on every second Thursday, with the approximate start in Hawker after 6am on the day of collection. The Flinders Ranges Council are encouraging locals to...

Young Drink Driver Fined at Pirie

A Risdon Park man has been fined more than $1200 after he was detected drink driving at Port Pirie South. Just before 2.30am, a Port Pirie police patrol stopped a Ford ute in Port Pirie South for a random breath test. The driver, a 22-year-old man from Risdon Park was issued an...

Local Business Receives Good News

A local business in Port Augusta has received approval to undertake significant renovations, boosting employment in the city.   Auto One’s development project will see 890 square meters of new building infrastructure constructed along with the renovation of the existing structures. The project also includes the installation of an access road and...