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February 22, 2020
Accident North of Wingen

THERE has been a four vehicle accident approximately 5 kilometres north of Wingen and the New England Highway is closed in both directions and initial reports that a person is trapped in a vehicle. Some diversions are not suitable for heavy vehicles and people taking the alternate roads are implored to drive carefully. UPDATE: 10:18am: […]

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February 21, 2020
Inspiring Isabella: Scone’s Starlight Super Swimmer

TWELVE year old, Isabella Henderson, loves swimming and is only three kilometres away from achieving her goal to swim 50 kilometres in 30 days and raise money for children in hospital. “I started on the 26th of January and I’m swimming until the 24th,” said Isabella. “I’ve got a big country carnival in Sydney tomorrow […]

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February 21, 2020
Scone Court Report: February 2020

ON average one Australian woman is murdered each week by their partner, or former partner. This week the murder of a woman and her three children has made national headlines and in Scone, every month there are an overwhelming number of assaults, stalk/harass intimidate and breach apprehended violence order matters in our own community. Read more…

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February 20, 2020
VIDEO: The Pages is Flowing!

THE Pages River is flowing through Gundy. It may be shallow and a bit brown, but it is great to see some water in it. Special thanks to Gundy resident, Dianne Pittard for sharing her video.

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February 19, 2020
Rainfalls Overnight

AS predicted a thunderstorm hit Scone last night at approximately 1:40am and while the rain was short lived it was fairly intense with plenty of lightening and thunder. The Bureau of Meteorology measured the following rainfalls in the Upper Hunter in the last 24 hours: Aberdeen: 4.6mm Blandford: 16mm Bunnan: 8mm Cassilis: 16mm Ellerston: 13mm […]

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February 18, 2020
VIDEO: Sink Hole in Scone Backyard

SCONE resident, Peter Tullia, was shocked to find a sink hole in his backyard yesterday. His wife had heard an loud bang, which she thought may have been a tree falling, but to Peter’s surprise a sink hole had appeared next to his swimming pool taking some concrete, tiles and a pot plant with it. […]

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February 18, 2020
Scone Golf Report: Feb 13-16

By Lyn Banks The Annual Presentation Night for men and ladies from the 2019 Scone golf season was held on Saturday night, February 15. It was a lovely evening of celebration and friendship amongst the Scone golfing fraternity. Appreciation is extended to all the trophy donors and congratulations to all the prize winners. On Saturday, […]

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February 18, 2020
Weather The Week Ahead

MORE thunderstorms are on the way late this afternoon as a trough over South Australia moves through overnight clearing skies tomorrow and bringing cooler weather on Thursday. Light showers are expected to return to the Upper Hunter on Friday and throughout the weekend. See aerial shot of Scone below, before and after the recent rain. […]

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February 18, 2020
Rainfall Last 24 Hours

THE Bureau of Meteorology measured the following rainfalls in the Upper Hunter in the last 24 hours: Aberdeen: 43mm Blandford: 19mm Bunnan: 14mm Cassilis: 61mm Ellerston: 25mm Glenbawn: 46mm Hunter Springs: 44mm Merriwa: 42mm Moonan: 22mm Mount Barrington: 34mm Murrurundi: 26mm Parkville: 13mm Rouchel: 31mm Scone: 16mm Upper Rouchel: 38mm Wingen: 12mm Related Story: Weather: […]

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February 17, 2020
Horse Festival Concert Announced

SHANNON Noll and Dragon will kick off the 40th anniversary of the Scone Horse Festival with a concert a the Scone White Park Arena.  The concert will be the first event of the Festival, which this year runs from May 7 – 17. Legendary Aussie band Dragon will begin the concert with many memorable hits, […]

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