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Treadmill Challenge for Suicide Awareness

Filed in Just In by May 24, 2018
Treadmill Challenge for Suicide Awareness

ANYTIME Fitness in Scone is donating the use of two treadmills for 24 hours from 3pm tomorrow to raise funds for Suicide Prevention Australia. Fiona Sheldrake is the Gym Manager at Scone’s Anytime Fitness and is pleased to be able to donate the use of the facilities for an important cause. “It is a nation […]

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000 Is Down – UPDATE: Restored

Filed in Recent News by May 4, 2018
000 Is Down – UPDATE: Restored

Emergency services have advised 000 is not receiving all calls, please phone 131 444. UPDATE: At midday emergency services advised 000 is back to normal.

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Scone Court Report: April 2018

Filed in Recent News by April 23, 2018
Scone Court Report: April 2018

MAGISTRATE Prowse was back on the bench this month, as the visiting Magistrate and had an overflowing court room since court did not sit last month. Magistrate Prowse was true to form with his own brand of justice and colourful analogies to illustrate points. Of disappointment to him was that since the coronial inquest last […]

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Warm Days Still Here

Filed in Recent News by March 26, 2018
Warm Days Still Here

ACCORDING to the Bureau of Meteorology Scone has received 15.6mm of rain in the 24 hour period until 9am this morning and Merriwa 19.4mm. However, the weather will be short lived due to a cold front moving over the region and heading towards the north east. The next few days will see sunny conditions with […]

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Eyes to the Sky

Filed in Recent News by March 26, 2018
Eyes to the Sky

By Michael Flaherty MORE than 6,000 people attended Warbirds Over Scone on Sunday with what proved to be trying windy conditions for some of the aircraft. On display were military, civil, aerobatic and fire fighting aircraft with four hours of flying displays in the sky above Scone. Paul Bennett of Paul Bennett Air Shows from […]

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Big Weekend for Pay’s Warbirds

Filed in Recent News by March 21, 2018
Big Weekend for Pay’s Warbirds

ON Sunday Ross Pay and his team will take to the skies with Warbirds Over Scone. Ross will have six planes in the sky and have an open hanger on display which also houses two Spitfires currently under restoration. It is a time for aviation enthusiasts to come together and a great promotion for the […]

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Scone Court Report : February 2018

Filed in Recent News by February 23, 2018
Scone Court Report : February 2018

MAGISTRATE Julie Soars began her appointment at the Scone Court House on Thursday and stressed the importance of a licence being a privilege not a right to many who came before her. “With the public transport issues in regional areas most people need their licence to get to work, it is a privilege to have a licence not a right and should be treated as such,” said Magistrate Soars. She also asked, “has Uber come to Scone yet?” Musing most Uber drivers would like longer fares to mine sites. Magistrate Soars also said she preferred anyone on a treatment plan “to be overseen by someone to help keep them responsible and on track.”

On Friday Magistrate Malcolm McPherson stood in for Magistrate Soars and court will not sit in Scone in March, due to training commitments for Magistrates in New South Wales, but will resume in April.

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Total Fire Ban in Place

Filed in Recent News by February 14, 2018
Total Fire Ban in Place

THE New South Wales Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban for the Greater Hunter today with the rating level at severe due to forecast hot and windy conditions. During a total fire ban, NO fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended. Gas and electric barbeques may […]

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2018 Australia Day Awards – Aberdeen

Filed in Recent News by January 27, 2018
2018 Australia Day Awards – Aberdeen

ABERDEEN residents celebrated their Australia Day ceremony at the Aberdeen RSL Club. The Citizen of the Year was awarded to Kevin Taylor, Kevin has a keen sense of local history and his work in preserving and recording the history of Aberdeen will hopefuly inspire others to their lives and history. The Young Citizen of the […]

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2018 Australia Day Awards – Merriwa

Filed in Recent News by January 27, 2018
2018 Australia Day Awards – Merriwa

A community that rallies during adversity was evident in Merriwa during the Australia Day Awards ceremony yesterday at the Merriwa Sports Club. Following the devastation of the Sir Ivan bushfire the green shoots of renewal and the Aussie spirit was recognised as many award recipients we recognised for their role in leading and supporting the […]

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