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Scone Court Report : February 2018

Filed in Feature, Just In 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 Just In 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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Cassilis Citizens Celebrate

Filed in Recent News by January 26, 2018
Cassilis Citizens Celebrate

THIS year Cassilis citizens shone taking out the Upper Hunter Shire’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the year. Linda Gant received the Merriwa Citizen of the Year and Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of the Year, while Tarnisha Winsor was awarded the Merriwa Young Citizen of the Year and also the Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of […]

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Upper Hunter Cricket: January 22

Filed in Sports Recent by January 22, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket: January 22

By Russell Sakey RESULTS: Round 14  defeated . Belltrees 1 / 101 defeated Aberdeen B 97. Belmore Bulls 2 / 153 defeated  Aberdeen A 149. Belltrees Bushrangers 9 / 188 defeated Merriwa 128. Belltrees 1 / 101 off 25 overs.        W Osborn 49*, P McTaggart 29* Aberdeen B  97 off 30 overs. H Quinlivan  […]

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Fires Caused by Butt and Bug

Filed in Recent News by January 22, 2018
Fires Caused by Butt and Bug

THERE were two fires in Scone during the weekend, one at the Scone Sporties on Saturday night and wheelie bins were set on fire last night in Waverley Street. Police believe the fire at the Sporties started at approximately 11pm on Saturday night in the smoking area at the rear of the Club, the cause […]

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Upper Hunter Cricket: January 15

Filed in Sports Recent by January 15, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket: January 15

By Russell Sakey RESULTS: Round 13 Aberdeen A defeated Aberdeen B. Belltrees 4 / 176 defeated Murrurundi 169. Belmore Bulls 242 defeated  Belltrees Bushrangers 103. Rouchel  4 / 171 defeated Warriors 164. Belltrees 4 / 176 off 25 overs.        B McCosker 126* A Williamson 10. Murrurundi  169 off 38 overs. B Crowe 84, A […]

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Christmas Services 2017

Filed in Recent News by December 22, 2017
Christmas Services 2017

CHRISTMAS services and the birth of Jesus Christ can be celebrated in worship at churches in the Upper Hunter area. See below for church service times and locations. In order of service times. Sunday December 24 9.00am – Anglican- Scone- St Lukes, Liverpool Street (Holy Communion) 9.00am – Uniting Church- Scone Uniting Church, Main Street. […]

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Glenbawn Cottage Open for Inspection

Filed in Recent News by December 7, 2017
Glenbawn Cottage Open for Inspection

THE newly finished Glenbawn Cottage at Strathearn is open for inspection and will soon be ready for new residents. Glenbawn House can house sixteen residents in state of the art facilities that are not clinical and feature modern design living areas, gardens and large open plan spacious bedrooms and hallways. Jenni Cobeanou, Residential Care Manager […]

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