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SAVILLE OUT OF WIMBLEDON

Former Riverland Tennis star Luke Saville’s Wimbledon campaign is now over, following a loss in the men’s doubles. The former Riverlander, teaming up with usual partner Max Purcell lost earlier this week in the round of 16 to the team of Robert Farah & Juan Sebastian Cabel.  6-3 6-4 2-6 6-4. Saville...

STURT HIGHWAY SPEEDER CAUGHT AT 173KP/H

Police have sent a stern warning to the motoring public that Sturt Highway speeding will not be tolerated. Last night police caught a 19-year-old P plate driver driving at 173KP/H in Greenock, well over the 110KP/H limit. The lead foot driver from Elizabeth North was stopped and issued a $2295 fine for...

SA COVID RESTRICTIONS EASED

It’s now somewhat easier to head in and out of Victoria following announcements made yesterday. Premier Steven Marshall made the call yesterday to lift the recent covid restrictions with local pubs and clubs able to return to 75% capacity. Buffets, dancing and stand up drinking is also now allowed again with a...

RURAL DOCTORS SUPPORTING NAIDOC WEEK

The Rural Doctors association are encouraging local health practitioners to join in NAIDOC week celebrations. Dr John Hall, President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) said that doctors providing health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities should join in the celebrations and work towards an increased understanding...

NEW APPROACH FOR CENSUS

A new campaign is under way to alert and inform locals about this year's national Census. This year households will have several days to complete the Census, rather than a single night, with answers based on where people will be on the evening of Tuesday, August 10. Doctor David Gruen from...

TEENAGER CHARGED FOLLOWING GLOSSOP CRASH

Police from Major Crash have arrested a 16-year-old boy following a serious crash at Glossop in the early hours of Saturday morning. Around 1.30am Saturday police and emergency services were called to Garrett Road, Glossop after reports a Suzuki Vitara had crashed into a stobie pole and landed on its...

WATER MINISTRY SHUFFLED OUT OF CABINET

Following a Federal cabinet reshuffle the Federal water ministry has now found its way out of cabinet. The reshuffle was triggered recently when Barnaby Joyce returned to leadership of National party seeing Water Minister Keith Pitt retaining the Water portfolio, however not in cabinet. Speaking recently local MP Tony Pasin said he’s...

SES LOOKING TO BOOST NUMBERS

Local State Emergency Service numbers could see a boost following an over $4 million dollar investment from the state government. The $4.4 million dollar program supports the ‘New Pathways,  Volunteering Recruitment and Retention program’. Recently the local SES held an information night to recruit more volunteers. Local MP Tim Whetstone made comment on...

ROVERS, TIGERS & MAGPIES POWER AHEAD

A strong second half from the Renmark Rovers saw them account for Berri in Riverland Football, further cementing their status as premiership contenders. The Rovers only led by 7 points at the main change, however ran out convincing winners - Renmark 9.18-72 to Berri 4.4-28. Loxton  returned to the winners circle...

ACCUSED YAMBA DRUG TRAFFICKER GRANTED BAIL

Accused teenage drug trafficker Apostle Broikos, who is accused of trafficking drugs at Yamba earlier this year has been released on home detention bail. The 18-year-old from Adelaide’s Eastern Suburbs was granted bail yesterday after he arrested as part of the joint AFP/FBI Operation Ironside last month. Mr Broikos is accused...