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August 24, 2018
Scone Court Report: August 2018

IN court this month Magistrate Soars noted the high prevalence of drink driving in such a small community. She noted drink driving offences occurred throughout other areas where she presides but said, “it appears to be even more prevalent when I am sitting down here and people seem blasé.”

The following matters appeared before Scone local court this month: read more…

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August 24, 2018
What’s On This Weekend: Aug 25-26

Friday, August 24 League Tag Grandfinals: Two League Tag teams from the Scone Thoroughbreds are playing in the grandfinals in Muswellbrook. Under 12’s: 5:20pm, Olympic Park, Wilson Avenue, Muswellbrook. Under 14’s: 6:2pm, Olympic Park, Wilson Avenue, Muswellbrook. Scone Films: Ocean’s 8 What: Scone Films resents a screening of Ocean’s 8 starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett […]

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August 24, 2018
Rain Forecast: Better than Nothing…

THE Bureau of Meteorology has advised while there is the likelihood of rain this weekend, most of the rainfall is expected on the north-west slopes and plains will be blocked by the Liverpool Range. There is a low pressure system currently over South Australia currently tracking across the north of the state which will generate […]

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August 22, 2018
Rescue Plan for Bum Breather

THE conservation team from the Aussie Ark, located on the Barrington Tops are set to rescue Australia’s oldest turtle the the Manning River turtle more widely known as the “bum breather”. The endangered turtle is believed to have existed in Australia for more than 55 million years and earned the title of bum breather because […]

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August 21, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: August 21

By Graham Turvey THE A Grade Champion of the UHVGA for 2018 is Captain Phil Ledgerwood who won by 4 shots. B Grade Champion is Lindsay Hodge who won by 2 and C Grade Champion is Brian Dever who won by 6. The Nett winner is Gary Gray with 147 nett. Twenty-two Vets played the […]

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August 21, 2018
All Hands Needed for Fire Season

THE Rural Fire Service are imploring people to volunteer ahead of this year’s fire season, which will start a month early on September 1. Tim Butcher, from Liverpool Plains Rural Fire Service has said volunteers have spent the last 12 months combating fires and this fire season is of high concern. “The inherent dryness of […]

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August 21, 2018
Drought Priorities

THIS weekend the federal government announced additional funding for drought affected areas, including grants of $1 million to local government areas. The Upper Hunter Shire Council was identified as a Council which may be eligible for a grant  to support infrastructure and upgrades including carting water. Steve McDonald, general manager for the Upper Hunter Shire […]

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August 21, 2018
Most Affordable Rent in the State?

LOCAL real estate agents and community support workers have scoffed at a report by Compass Housing claiming the Upper Hunter Shire is the most affordable area in the state for rent. The Affordable Housing Income Gap Report states that residents of Scone and surrounds only pay 20 percent of their income on rent, that there […]

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August 20, 2018
Good Eggs Win Delicious Gold Medal

MERRIWA’s Papanui Open Range Eggs were awarded a gold medal at the Delicious Produce Awards last week in Sydney. It is the third consecutive award for the local egg producers from Delicious and Di Killen said  the award is nice news during the drought. “We are always so thrilled to get an award it’s recognition […]

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August 18, 2018
Fireworks Warning

A private fireworks show is planned for tonight in Scone at approximately 7:30pm and pet owners are advised to ensure their animals are secured. The fireworks will be released in the south-eastern part of the town in the vicinity of Scone High School and Safework, Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Fire and Rescue and Police […]

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