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January 17, 2020
Rain Hit And Miss With Fires

THE impact of rain on local fire grounds was sporadic with large falls of 60mls falling in areas without fires and only 2 mls over the Carter’s Road fire. Michael Robinson from Liverpool Range Fire Control said the cooler, humid conditions were helping fire fighting efforts and while the rain was helpful it has also […]

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January 17, 2020
Rainfall Last 24 Hours

THE Bureau of Meteorology reported the following rain measurements in the last 24 hours: Aberdeen: 22ml Barrington: 62ml Bunnan: 21ml Cassilis: 5ml Ellerston: 2ml Glenbawn: 16ml Hunter Springs: 4ml Merriwa: 10ml Moonan Flat: 3.8ml Mount Barrington: 2ml Murrurundi: 22ml Scone: 24ml Upper Rouchel: 2.8ml

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January 16, 2020
New Chapter: Stone & Co

ABBEY Stone is philosophical about closing the doors to Stone & Co in Murrurundi on January 24, following an order from Upper Hunter Shire Council and said while she appreciates the community support, they are focused on their sale and the next chapter of their popular business. Abbey and her family moved into the heritage […]

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January 16, 2020
Editorial: Confidential Campbell’s Corner Deal

COUNCIL’S purchase of the Campbell’s Corner building was one of the worst kept secrets in town. scone.com.au sought confirmation from Council on the proposed purchase throughout last year, but no response was provided. The purchase of the building may be a great decision, but…. read more

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January 16, 2020
Are You Getting Rain?

IT is actually raining in Scone, bringing the hope that it may be the “settled in” for the day or days kind! Predicted precipitation by the Bureau of Meteorology was met with Sconite scepticism who are used to rain clouds bypassing the town or only catching a few mils in their rain gauges from a […]

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January 16, 2020
Council Confirm Campbell’s Corner Purchase

AFTER months of speculation the Upper Hunter Shire Council has this morning confirmed it has purchased the iconic property, Campbell’s Corner at the intersection of Kelly Street and Liverpool Street Scone for $3 million. The Council statement said the heritage listed building will be restored by Council and “eventually create a new home for the […]

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January 15, 2020
Tool For More Sheep

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking sheep producers to use a new hand-held device that gauges condition scores of breeding ewes to increase pregnancy and lambing rates. Gordon Refshauge, livestock researcher with the DPI, said the device has the potential to accurately score the body condition of billions of sheep and goats and […]

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January 15, 2020
Calling Campers to Burn Bright

THE Young Endeavour Scheme has given many local youth the chance to set sail and learn new life skills, but after 20 years the Upper Hunter Shire Council has changed tack and will now offer local youth the chance to be part of the Burn Bright Camp in the July school holidays. The Burn Bright […]

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January 13, 2020
Westpac Responds For Aberdeen Man

At approximately 6:30pm the Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew to Muswellbrook Hospital to take an 84 year old man who had fallen from a ladder in Aberdeen, to the John Hunter Hospital. The man, who is estimated to have fallen 6 metres, was treated by local ambulance for lower limb fractures and possible pelvic injuries before […]

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January 13, 2020
Local Fires Update: Hopes Fire Conditions Are Quelling

THERE are currently five fires burning in the Upper Hunter Shire Council area with fire services thankful for the predicted weather this week to allow them to continue to contain and control the fires. Local crews were able to have a short break during Christmas and Boxing Day with the arrival of six Canadians on […]

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