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April 20, 2020
Editorial: Time to Adapt

THE saying ‘may you live in interesting times’ is certainly true right now as we all adapt to a new world, but there are always some comforting constants and through this time the nature of a small community remains. I’ve always been passionate about the importance of small regional towns having local news and we’ve […]

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April 20, 2020
Premier Announces Regional Funding

THE Premier of New South Wales has announced $140 million for primary industry in New South Wales and the Deputy Premier John Barilaro flagged the NRL playing in regional areas of the state. Premier Gladys Berejiklian did not clarify if the money to regional New South Wales would be in the form of loans and […]

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April 18, 2020
Westpac Called to Merriwa

AT approximately 6pm last night the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to care for a 15 year old Merriwa girl who had been kicked in the face by a horse. NSW Paramedics treated the girl at a property in Merriwa, before transporting her to the Denman sports field to meet the Westpac’s critical care medical […]

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April 18, 2020
Tamworth Woman Died from Covid-19

BRAD Hazard, NSW Minister for Health confirmed a 58 year old woman has died in Tamworth Hospital from Covid-19, with the source of her infection still being investigated. The woman was one of two patients to die in New South Wales in the last 24 hours, the other was an 83 year old man from […]

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April 18, 2020
No Fire Alert Continues During Fuel Spill Clean Up

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has again issued a warning to residents in between the Kelly St and Mount St intersection, to the Bill Rose Sports Complex, Scone not to light any fires or have any potential ignition sources in the open, as they managed a fuel leak which was detected on Thursday afternoon (HAZMAT […]

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April 17, 2020
Golf to Tee-Off Again in Scone

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has announced Scone Golf Course will reopen, with some restrictions and other local non-contact sports may soon follow.  While golf has not been banned during the pandemic and many golf courses throughout the state have remained opened, Council had closed the Scone Golf Course. The Council has undertaken a risk […]

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April 17, 2020
Council Warns No Naked Flames!

UPPER Hunter Shire Council has issued a warning to residents between the Kelly Street and Mount Street intersection to the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone, not to have any fires or naked flames in the open, as a fuel spill is managed. Council said residents have been initially advised by staff conducting door knocking […]

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April 17, 2020
Drive Through Covid-19 Clinic at Scone

TODAY staff at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone began a drive through Covid-19 test clinic and are calling on all resident who have experienced any symptoms to be tested. The criteria for testing has expanded from only people who have been overseas or in contact with a know case to broader testing of anyone […]

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April 17, 2020
Clean Up Underway

PETROL detected yesterday at Scone’s sewerage treatment plant has been confirmed as coming from the BP service station at the intersection of Guernsey Street in Scone. NSW Fire and Rescue are coordinating flushing the lines and a truck is on the way to decamp the tank. Atmospheric testing is being conducted along the sewerage line. […]

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April 17, 2020
Covid-19: Health and Police Update

DR Kerry Chant, chief medical officer for New South Wales has said a study on school children has indicated they are not driving the infection. “The study suggests children are getting infected, but their not driving the infection from children to children, it’s more around adults infecting children and adults passing it on from adult […]

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