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November 6, 2017
Coronial Inquest: Lawler and Morgan

THE coronial inquest into the deaths of John Lawler and Timothy Morgan was held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Scone court house, with Magistrate Prowse acting in his capacity as coroner. Mr Lawler died on August 30, 2010 in Scone from multiple catastrophic injuries as a result of being struck by a moving train. […]

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October 30, 2017
VIDEO NEWS: Beef Bonanza

More than 830 students and 440 cattle from throughout the state converged on Scone on the weekend for the biggest beef bonanza yet. See full video below. Now in its 13th year the annual even continues to grow, giving school children the opportunity to get hands on with cattle and hopefully encourage more young people […]

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October 10, 2017
Scone Golf Report: Oct 5-8

By Lyn Banks The Scone ladies played in the 18 Hole Stableford at Muswellbrook on Thursday, October 5 with June Jukes having the best Scone score of 33 points. Aberdeen will be the venue on Thursday, October 12, followed by a visit to Murrurundi on October 19. Lyn Banks ventured to Mudgee for their ladies […]

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October 10, 2017
Think and Look Twice

LOCAL ambulance are encouraging motor cyclists on private properties to phone them if they have an accident as part of motorcyclist awareness month. Last year motorcyclists accounted for 18 percent of road fatalities, but Mark Bell, station manager of Scone Ambulance said it was also important to remember motorcycle safety off-road. “We do have a […]

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October 9, 2017
Scone Spring Field Day

ON Friday Hunter Local Land Services are holding a seasonal conditions workshop in Scone. The workshop is free for all landholders and includes information on the beef market, livestock management during dry times, poisonous plants, animal health advice and rural assistance programs. Following the workshop there will be a field trip to the Dartbrook trial […]

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October 9, 2017
Thunderstorm Threat Lifted

THE severe thunderstorm warning for the Upper Hunter has been lifted by the Bureau of Meteorology. The Bureau has said the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory has passed, but they will continue to monitor the situation and issue further warnings if necessary. Related story: Thunderstorm and […]

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October 9, 2017
Thunderstorm and Chance of Hail

APPROXIMATELY 4.4ml of rain fell in Scone during the last 24 hours and between 10 and 15 ml was recorded across the Liverpool Range. Today the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted thunderstorms in the Upper Hunter with the possibility of wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour and hail. “Keep an eye on […]

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October 8, 2017
Two Truck Accident

THE New England Highway is closed north bound between Ashbrook Road and Burning Mountain following a collision between two trucks. The collision occurred at approximately 8pm between a b-double milk truck and a semi-trailer carrying general freight. Police report no one was injured. Traffic updates are available at Live Traffic.

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October 6, 2017
Fun at the Fun Day

THE Scone community turned out yesterday at Scone Park to enjoy the  Family Fun Day in the warm weather. Lee Watts of the Scone Neighbourhood Centre was pleased with the turnout and appreciated the support given by the community. “Family Fun Day was today it was a warm day but still attracted 250 people, everything […]

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October 6, 2017
Put Cricket in the Calendar

AUSTRALIA Day is already on the minds of the Upper Hunter Cricket Association as they prepare for their annual gala day. Mac Dawson, vice president of the Association said it is a fun day that celebrates Australian back yard cricket on a bigger scale. “One year our team all dressed as Steve Irwin, we all […]

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