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August 9, 2020
Update: Accident in Scone

THERE was an accident at the southern end of the Scone bypass at approximately 2:11pm today, near the 100km zone. Witnesses report there was a collision between a 4WD and a sedan. There were no serious injuries reported. The wire guides dividing the Scone exit from the bypass were impacted. Traffic is slow in the […]

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August 9, 2020
Accident: Highway at Scone

LIVE Traffic have reported an accident at the intersection of Gundy Road and the New England Highway in Scone, which occurred at approximately 2:11pm. Initial reports are a 4WD and van have collided and emergency services are on scene.  UPDATE: Accident in Scone.  

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August 9, 2020
Light Dusting Of Snow

THE Moonan Cottage kindly shared these pictures of Stewarts Brook State Forest with a light dusting of snow this morning. Snow may be possible tomorrow with more moisture moving from the south, however temperatures are expected to rise to 3 degrees. If you do go to the Barrington, locals warn to drive safely as the […]

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August 7, 2020
COVID-19: Hotel Quarantine For Returning NSW Residents

STARTING today, New South Wales residents returning from Victoria must now enter via Sydney Airport and go directly to a hotel quarantine facility for 14 days, with the exemption of residents who live close to the border. Both NSW Police and NSW Health will manage the quarantine facilities and mandatory hotel quarantining will still apply […]

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August 7, 2020
Glencore Explains Approach to Shutdowns

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August 7, 2020
Scone Chamber Postpones Women’s Network Event

THE Scone Chamber Women’s Network event has been postponed until further notice, due to COVID-19 health concerns and the subsequent closing of State borders. The event was initially limited to 50 attendees and was to be held at the Scone Race Club next Thursday, August 13. Event organiser Jillian Lennon said although the event is […]

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August 7, 2020
Glencore Announces Shutdowns

GLENCORE which operates coal mines including Mangoola, Mount Owen, Ravensworth, Ulan, Integra, Bulga and Hunter Valley Operations has announced shutdowns this morning following major financial losses and lower demand for Australian coal. Yesterday, Glencore reported a total comprehensive loss attributable to equity holders of $4.2billion. The company has said the approach to manage production will […]

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August 6, 2020
New Q Fever Vaccine Underway

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August 6, 2020
Scone and Aberdeen Boil Water Alert: It’s Not Over Yet!

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council have announced the boil water alert for Scone and Aberdeen will remain in place until at least next Monday, August 10, after water quality test results did not meet New South Wales Health standards. So far, Council have flushed around 5 million litres of dirty water and said the water […]

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August 6, 2020
Position Vacant: Journalist – Based in Singleton

The Wavelength Group Pty Ltd is looking for a full-time permanent journalist to be based in Singleton, NSW. Wavelength is an independent town-based regional online news media, which launched scone.com.au in 2016 and quickly became the region’s leading text-based media. We are now gearing up to launch an online news service in Singleton and want […]

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