Archive for July, 2018

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July 31, 2018
Accident at Aberdeen

AT approximately 5:30 this evening a white station wagon had a collision with a 4WD on the New England Highway in Aberdeen. The occupants of the vehicles only sustained minor injuries and were attended to by Scone and Muswellbrook ambulance on scene.  

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July 31, 2018
Council Meeting: July 2018

LAST night’s Council meeting began with a presentation from Russell Griffiths a resident of Murrurundi who is frustrated with the lack of response to dangerous dogs in the town. “I am here tonight to present to this Council documented victim and witness statements from 37 members of the Murrurundi community.” Mr Griffiths detailed some of […]

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July 31, 2018
Whittling Waiting Times – Walk-Ins Still Welcomed

RESIDENTS of Scone have given consistent feedback to the Scone Medical Practice that they want to see the doctor of their choice and not spend as much time in the waiting room. Many doctors are booked for weeks in advance, leaving patients with no choice but to wait for the duty doctor. However, the GP […]

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July 30, 2018
Some Emergency Relief for Drought

A $500million drought package announced today by the state government isn’t enough but might be an indication that decision makers are beginning to realise the catastrophic situation farmers are in. This is the opinion shared by Ian MacCallum whose family have farmed their Moonan Flat property for 170 years. Never has he seen or heard […]

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July 30, 2018
Slow Down for Emergencies

LOCAL ambulance said they are at risk when attending accidents on the highway and are glad a new law to slow down when emergency services are on scene will take effect on September 1, according to Mark Bell manager of Scone Ambulance. “There is large amounts of danger when we attend accidents, especially on the […]

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July 27, 2018
Westpac at Moonan Flat

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter from Tamworth has landed at Moonan Flat to care for a 19 year old male who fell from a horse at Ellerston. The man was transported by private vehicle to Moonan Flat where he was met by the Scone Ambulance and the Westpac helicopter. He has sustained a closed head injury […]

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July 27, 2018
Bloom Markets Back

THE Bloom Markets will be on tomorrow at the Scone Public School. The school fundraiser always attracts a good crowd with plenty of locally crafted products and entertainment for the children. There will be a free jumping castle, face painting, the Upper Hunter Toybox, Amy’s school of dance will perform, children’s craft, plenty of food […]

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July 26, 2018
Chewing on the Last Piece of Roo Meat

A former local newspaper editor has described the merger of Fairfax and Nine Entertainment as yet another blow for local newspapers and a media industry expert has described it as like chewing on the last piece of roo meat as we face the second invasion since 1788. Di Sneddon who worked as a local newspaper […]

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July 26, 2018
Railing Over Pedestrian Safety

THE Thoroughbred Hotel has just celebrated its first birthday since the major refurbishment, but the footpath out the front has drawn attention for the wrong reasons. For almost a year the Council have left makeshift yellow string as an attempt to protect pedestrians and patrons on a corner that has been the focus of safety […]

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July 25, 2018
The Toll on Our Roads

THE majority of people who died on Upper Hunter roads between January 2015 and June 2018 were not local, according to Transport for New South Wales. There were a total of nine fatal crashes of which 56 percent of people who died were not local and the remaining 44 percent were residents of the Upper […]

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