Archive for 2018

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December 29, 2018
Light Plane Incident Near Aberdeen

AT approximately 8:15pm the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to assist a 78 year old pilot of a light plane who had to make a forced landing in a paddock near Aberdeen and praised locals who witnessed the incident for their quick response. Local paramedics and the Westpac medical team treated the pilot after he […]

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December 27, 2018
Letter: Hospitality on a Hot Day

Dear Scone, My wife and I visited Scone on Thursday 20th of December. We walked much of the CBD admiring the street scape, we enjoyed a cold drink in the Royal Hotel. After exploring a bit further we headed towards the bowling club. As you will recall Thursday was a very hot day. We stopped […]

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December 26, 2018
Swimming Pool Near Drowning

ON Christmas Day at approximately 6:30pm a 51 year old Scone man was found face down and unconscious in a private swimming pool. He was pulled from the pool by a relative and the ambulance was called. It was estimated the man was submerged for more than a minute and was semiconscious when the ambulance […]

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December 22, 2018
Scone Court Report: December 2018

MAGISTRATE Soars again made mention of the disproportionately high number of drink driving offences in a town the size of Scone. She explained that mid-range offences will carry with them a mandatory interlock period which is an expensive process and that she had begun imposing no drinking conditions as part of conditional release orders, meaning if any alcohol is found in the persons system they will have breached the order and be brought back before the court.

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December 21, 2018
Santa Runs Begin Tonight

THE Kingdon Ponds Rural Fire Brigade are excited to announce Santa will once again be making time to hand out lollies to the children of Scone, beginning tonight. He will begin in Joan Street at approximately 5:30pm and wind his way through the streets of Scone township east of Kelly Street, plus Eveleigh Circuit. He […]

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December 21, 2018
Jess Remembered

Mr Jesus C. Bebita, called “Jess” by his friends, was a school principal in the Philippines, before deciding to come to Australia in 2013 for what his friend said he hoped would be “greener pastures”. But in the early hours of Tuesday morning Jess died in his flat in Parker Street, Scone and his death […]

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December 21, 2018
Rainfall in Past 24 Hours

THE storm which tore through the Upper Hunter last night brought more wind than rain, with the Scone Airport recording wind gusts of 111 km per hour at 6:40pm and in Murrurundi 114 km per hour at 6:50pm. The rainfalls recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology were between 10 and 15 ml, with heavier falls […]

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December 20, 2018
Electricity Lines and Trees Down

THE storm which just passed through the Upper Hunter has brought trees down and electricity throughout Scone. Please be aware if you are driving and if there is damage which is life threatening, please phone 000, if there is damage to your property phone SES: 132 500. If you have information on storm damage obstructing […]

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December 20, 2018
100th Problem Dog Culled

THE wild dog control program in the Upper Hunter has culled the 100th problem dog in 12 months, giving the $15 million local sheep industry reason to breath a sigh of relief. Eleven organisations combined their efforts and Luke Booth, invasive species team leader for Hunter Local Land Services said the program has been successful […]

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December 20, 2018
Rainfall in Last 24 Hours

IN the past 24 hours some parts of the Upper Hunter received more than 50 percent of the average December rainfall and more storms are possible later today. The Bureau of Meteorology said the system of storms which moved through the region last night brought totals of 30 to 50 mls and produced winds in […]

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