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September 21, 2019
Power Outages

THE scheduled power outage planned for tomorrow between 8:30am and 3pm in Scone has been cancelled, but further outages will occur this week in Scone. The cancelled works on Sunday would have impacted: Hayes Street; Park Street; Philip Street; Sherwood Street, Susan Street, Sydney Street; Wareemba Street and Waverley Street.  On Tuesday power to the […]

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September 20, 2019
Break Out the Popcorn and the Sparkles

THE Scone Film Festival is now the longest running film festival in the Hunter, outlasting many others and offering exclusively Australian short films and set to screen it’s 11th program on Saturday night. Catherine Bolton, president of the Scone Film Festival is excited about opening night on Saturday and the array of great short films […]

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September 20, 2019
What’s On

If you’d like your event listed in What’s On, please send the information to: news@scone.com.au. Friday, September 20 Luke O’Shea Concert – St Mary’s What: A songwriting workshop at St Mary’s culminates in a short concert by the students followed by a concert by nine time golden guitar winner Luke O’Shea. Bring a chair or […]

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September 18, 2019
Making it Fun and Keeping it Real

THE digital world can be challenging, but in many ways it can also make life much easier. To help people get the good things out of online, the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre has organised a scavenger hunt on Wednesday, October 16 beginning in Elizabeth Park and taking you….well who knows what Lee has planned?! “We […]

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September 18, 2019
Rainfall in the Past 24 Hours

THE Bereau of Meteorology has reported the following rainfalls in the Upper Hunter in the 24 hours until 9am this morning: Aberdeen: 17ml Bunnan: 19ml Cassilis: 16ml Glenbawn Dam: 13ml Merriwa: 14ml Moonan: 10ml Murrurundi: 14ml Rouchel Brook: 15ml Scone: 21ml (Figtree) Yarrandi: 16ml

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September 18, 2019
Editorial: The Overpass: A Tale of the Ridiculous

IN 100 years time when people are waiting at the level crossings on Liverpool Street and Kelly Street and they wonder why an overpass wasn’t placed in town, here is the story of how it failed to happen….read more

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September 18, 2019
Land Purchased for Overpass

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has purchased land at 2912 Kelly Street, just south of the industrial area of Scone, in the hope of building a rail overpass to link the old industrial area with the meat works and sale yards to the new area and the bypass. In a statement issued by the Council […]

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September 17, 2019
Scone Stock Report: September 17

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE were 1,150 yarded at the Scone sale yards today, with the market firm to five cents easier but the market held up quite well. There were a very good number of export cattle penned. Trade cattle were cheaper on quality and feeder cattle were back 10 cents. However, younger feeder were […]

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September 17, 2019
Scone Man to Retire After Keno Win

YESTERDAY a Scone man won $73,000 on Keno at the Scone RSL Club and said it came at the perfect time allowing him to retire earlier than expected. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, relived the moment he realised he had won on the Keno 8 Spot ticket when a Keno official phoned him […]

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September 17, 2019
Grammar’s Approach Yielding Results

THIS week Scone and Murrurundi communities will be able to hear first hand how the Scone Grammar School’s wellbeing program is yielding results at an information night. See details of sessions below. Paul Smart, principal of the Scone Grammar School said the approach to wellbeing has been shown to produce 11 percent better academic results. […]

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