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December 19, 2018
Break-ins Last Night

THERE were two break-in’s to local businesses in Scone last night. Sew Scone had a padlock taken and a small amount of cash, while Victoria’s had a back door jimmied open and a window cracked. Deborah Fergusson, owner of Sew Scone said she was disappointed and frustrated her business was broken into after having had […]

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December 19, 2018
Murder Matter Adjourned

JAMIE Cust a 20 year old man from Muswellbrook was mentioned in Muswellbrook local court today charged with the murder of Jesus C. Bebita, a 41 old man from Scone. Police allege the murder occurred sometime between 3am and 4:15am on December 18 and Mr Cust was apprehended at approximately 6:15am the same day. Mr […]

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December 19, 2018
Man Charged with Murder

THE 20 year old man from Muswellbrook who turned himself into police yesterday,following the death of a 41 year old man in Scone, has been charged with murder. The police took the man to the John Hunter Hospital for treatment for minor lacerations to his fingers and when he was released back into the custody […]

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December 18, 2018
Police Confirm Murder Investigation

LOCAL police have confirmed the investigation into the death of a 41 year old man in Parker Street, Scone is now a murder investigation. Inspector Joanne Schultz described the injuries of the deceased as traumatic and significant. The weapon used and the cause of death are yet to be determined. The two men were known […]

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December 18, 2018
Suspicious Death in Scone

THE 41 year old man who died in his apartment in Parker Street, Scone was described by his neighbour Violet Baker as a lovely man.

“He was very polite and well mannered, went to church every Sunday,” said Ms Baker.

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December 18, 2018
Breakfast Van for Scone

NEXT year school children in Scone will be able to grab a bite of breakfast on their way to school from a new food van run by the Scone Nieghbourhood Resource Centre. Lee Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre Manager, said they were excited to be able to cater for local children. “Students […]

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December 18, 2018
Police Investigate: Body Found in Scone

THE New South Wales police have just issued the following statement: A man is assisting police after a body was found at a house in Scone today. About 6.30am (Tuesday 18 December 2018), a 20-year-old man attended Muswellbrook Police Station and provided information to police. Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended a house on […]

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December 18, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 11

By Russell Sakey Results: Merriwa 8/164 defeated Bushrangers 7 / 163 Belltrees 6 / 268 defeated Murrurundi 6 / 262 Belmore Bulls 9 / 150 defeated Bunnan 5 / 148 Muswellbrook Silver v Muswellbrook Blue – no results recorded Aberdeen v Rouchel – no results recorded

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December 18, 2018
Bones Still Sidelined by System

By Des Dugan GETTING things right for the disadvantaged has become a plea from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party representative Lee Watts. In particular Mrs Watts wants the government to pay attention to affordable and decent housing for the disadvantaged in the country communities. Lack of government spending in this area has left many […]

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December 14, 2018
Upper Hunter Left Waiting for Infrastructure

By Des Dugan THE government wants migrants to be relegated to the country to ease the pressure on the cities but is not prepared to look at the infrastructure of the country residents to facilitate this move. Local Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate Lee Watts brought the lack of public transport facilities home with […]

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