Archive for 2016

News Archives
December 31, 2016
Happy New Year Sconeites!

Happy New Year from the team at scone.com.au! We hope in 2017 there will be more people in our community achieve great things, more reasons to celebrate and fewer tragic events. And remember don’t drink and drive or your new year may begin with the wrath of Magistrate Prowse.

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December 30, 2016
Stay Well in the Heat

AS the temperature climbs to 41 degrees Celsius today people are reminded to stay well, care for others and care for their animals. Dr Tammy Kimpton of Scone Medical Practice said the most common health issue during hot weather is people forgetting to stay hydrated, but the consequences can be serious. “At one end of […]

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December 30, 2016
More Hot Days and Warm Nights

There will not be any reprieve from the hot weather until late Sunday night and while the temperature high today is 41 the overnight low will only be 22 degrees according to Rebecca from the Bureau of Meteorology. “Scone will reach atop of 41 degrees today, parts of the lower Hunter have already reached 40 […]

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December 29, 2016
Accident Near Lights

THERE was a three vehicle accident on Liverpool Street, near the traffic lights at Kelly Street at approximately 3pm today. Nobody was seriously hurt in the low speed collision, but an elderly lady was cared for by ambulance. The elderly lady was a driver of one vehicle, a middle aged male was another driver and […]

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December 29, 2016
Helping Country Dogs Find Homes

LEAH Marchant has worked in animal welfare for most of her life and saw a need for lost animals in Scone to be better cared for, so she has established Scone Lost Dogs. After hours the local pound is closed and the vets are only there for emergencies, so Leah has invested in a microchip […]

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December 28, 2016
Training for Triathlon Begins

THIS morning locals hit the pool to start their training for Singleton triathlon on January 8. Nicky Western, a seasoned triathlete said it is a great opportunity for local people to try a triathlon. “We just want to encourage more people to do it and I’d like to encourage more people in Scone to have […]

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December 27, 2016
Veteran’s Golf: Dec 27

By Graham Turvey Thank you to Aberdeen Golf Club for opening the club on this public holiday, Tuesday, December 27 so early for our convenience. Also thanks to Paul and Chris Constable for processing our score cards on the computer, to Phil Ledgerwood for organising the shot-gun start and Bob Minch and Doug Dowell for […]

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December 27, 2016
Accident At Wingen

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter is flying to a motor vehicle accident on the New England Highway at Wingen. Update: The Traffic Management Centre has advised the New England Highway is blocked in both directions near Ashbrook Road, Wingen. Update 2: At 3:52pm to the TMC advised one lane of the highway has reopened. Update 3: […]

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December 27, 2016
Update on Spider Bite Patient

THE medical crew of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew don’t think it was a funnel web spider which bit a 10 year old boy at Stewarts Brook this morning. The child has been transported from the remote property to the John Hunter Hospital for further observation, but has not shown any signs or symptoms of […]

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December 27, 2016
Chopper to Stewarts Brook for Child

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been called to Stewarts Brook to care for a 10 year old child with a suspected funnel web spider bite. Update: Update on Spirder Bite Patient.  

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