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Jody's Killer Could Get Reduced Sentence

Lawyers for Neil Archer who pleaded guilty to murdering Mannum woman Jody Meyers nearly 2 years ago, have asked for a sentence reduction for an early guilty plea. This could mean Archer will serve less than the 20 year no parole minimum handed down for murder in this state. The prosecution is...

Oceanic Victor Aquarium Begins Relocation Process

Work has begun to start bringing the Oceanic Victor off shore aquarium from Pt Lincoln to Granite Island. A fishing trawler was spotted in the area Wednesday, the crew securing the moorings for the tourist attraction. Once the moorings are in place, the aquarium will be towed from Lincoln, a process that...

Tepko Confirmed As Potential Site For Gas Fire Power Station

The Premier has responded to a letter from Mid Murray Council Mayor Dave Burgess, confirming a site at Tepko could potentially be the new home for the SA Government’s gas fire power station. Mr Burgess says the Premier acknowledged the work already done at the site several years ago and that...

Goolwa SLSC New Clubrooms A Step Closer

The Alexandrina Council has approved Goolwa Surf Lifesaving Club’s plans to upgrade their facilities. The upgrade will include the building of a new two storey clubhouse, council deciding at their May 15 meeting to move the process along to the Development Assessment Panel. Pending approval, construction will begin later this year. If you...

Hills Driver Found After Hit And Run

Police have tracked down a driver who allegedly left the scene of an accident in Mt Barker earlier this week. Patrols were called to the scene of the crash on Wellington Rd around 4pm on Tuesday (May 23), witnesses explaining that the driver of a silver Ford sedan had tried to...

Hills Council To Hold Elector Review Again

After a misunderstanding over the term ‘interested parties’ the Adelaide Hills Council has decided to run its Elector Representation Review again to adhere to the Electoral Commission’s expectations. The Commissioner rejected the council’s first review report saying they didn’t take into account people who may be interested in providing feedback but...

Strath Man Caught With 10kg Of Cannabis

Sniffer dogs have uncovered a near 10 kilo haul of marijuana in a car driven by a Strathalbyn man in Alice Springs. The Northern Territory Cross Border Police stopped the vehicle on Wednesday last week, allegedly finding the cannabis stashed in panels around the vehicle. Mt Barker police were also alerted and...

Victor CEO Selection Panel Complete

The fifth and final member of the panel who will be recruiting the new Victor Harbor CEO has been selected, 10 year audit committee member Ross Haslam joining the team. The panel, also made up of Mayor Graham Philp and councilors Moira Jenkins, Nick Hayles and Carol Schofield, will now search...

New Walking Trail Shows Off Best Of Murray Bridge

Visitors to Murray Bridge will soon be able to explore its history through a 2 hour walking trail starting and ending at the Visitor Information Centre. The trail is the result of feedback through the Let’s Talk initiative the Murray Bridge Council held back in 2015. It will wind through the...