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Champs Prep for OTR Super Sprint at the Bend

Supercar champions Jamie Wincup and Shane van Gisbergen are in Tailem Bend this morning ahead of this weekend’s OTR Super Sprint. The two are prepping for the 10th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and celebrating a milestone 500th championship race for Triple Eight Engineering. Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup claimed...

Hills to Light Up for Winter Lantern Festival

A feast for the eyes in the Adelaide Hills this weekend with the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival for all to enjoy. Local school children and artists have been busily designing and making lanterns for the event over the past seven weeks. The opening night commences Friday 23 August from 7pm with a cello...

Yet Another Tool Haul by Murraylands Thieves

Following more tool robberies in the Murraylands this week, police are appealing to the public for help. In the latest instance of break-ins in the region, a reciprocating saw and copper tubing and fittings were taken (amongst other items) from a shed on Lookout Drive in Murray Bridge East between Monday 19...

Police Search for Men Who Assaulted Elderly Woman in South

Police are appealing to the public for help tracking down those who attacked an elderly woman in the foothills of Southern Adelaide. It is alleged that two men claiming to be tradesmen gained access to the 82-year-old's cabin at Woodcroft Caravan Park on Tuesday 20 August around 8.30am after she won...

Oil Drilling in Bight On Hold Until 2020

Seismic testing in the Great Australian Bight will not go ahead next month. The company granted approval to test for oil and gas in the waters near Kangaroo Island have pulled their funding. The Advertiser has reported that PGS has deferred funding the acquisition until next year. Industry Sources informed the paper that...

'An Afternoon with Eddie Betts' - Sold Out

'An Afternoon with Eddie Betts' at Murray Bridge Library has sold out with keen participants joining a waiting list. Library Team Leader Tim Law said more than 200 people had already booked for An Afternoon with Eddie Betts, to hear the Adelaide Crows player’s unique rap and rhyme storytelling to celebrate...

Community Concern for Bird in Hand Goldmine Project

Locals fear reopening the Bird in Hand goldmine in the Adelaide Hills will harm the region's reputation. Terramin's lodged an application with the State Government to revive the site, which hasn't been mined since the 1880s. Residents packed a meeting at Woodside on Monday 19 August to discuss the potential impact the...

CFS Takes Aim at Emergency Services Minister

Just months out from bushfire season, there is instability in the Country Fire Service. The CFS Volunteer Association have released an open letter saying they are outraged a new Chief Officer (to be announced next week) has been chosen even though they refused to sign off on the panel’s selection.  The association...

GM Ban Lifted for SA Mainland Farmers

Farmers across South Australia will have the option of planting Genetically Modified (GM) food crops next season. The State Government has commenced a six-week consultation before introducing new regulations that lift the GM moratorium for all areas except Kangaroo Island. The government says a review found the moratorium has cost SA grain...

Littlehampton Shooting - Accused Left Tetraplegic

A trial has begun for a man accused of attempted murder in the Adelaide Hills. The Supreme Court has heard that the 32-year-old lured his victim into a garage on his Little Hampton property to show him his gun collection before opening fire with a rifle. His victim was injured but allegedly...