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$20m Pledge for Granite Island Causeway

A $20 million commitment to the Granite Island Causeway should finally fix the crumbling tourist attraction. The State Government has pledged to find a permanent solution to the landmark in the 2019-20 State Budget. The 150 year-old causeway, which provides access to Granite Island from the mainland by vehicles and a horse-drawn...

Fatal Crash in Murray Mallee Region

Detectives are piecing together what caused a fatal crash in Annadale on Friday 7 June. Police and emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway at the intersection of Diagonal Road around 2.15pm after a car and a truck collided. A 74-year-old Riverland man died at the scene and his 30-year-old passenger...

Adelaide Hills & Murraylands Queen's Honors Recipients

A handful of talented locals in the Adelaide Hills and Murraylands join South Australians Guy Sebastian and Natasha Stott Despoja in receiving awards in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Science Alive! event director and SciWorld co-creator Brian Robert Haddy from Nairne has been awarded a medal of service for science...

Equinor Crash a Risk for the Bight - Greens

The Greens Party says we should not trust Equinor’s claims they can drill safely in the Great Australian Bight following an accident in Norway. More than 200 people on board Equinor’s Statfjord, an oil platform in the North Sea, were evacuated on Thursday 6 June after a supply vessel collided with...

Six-week Ban for Female Footy Player for Competing in Men's Comp

A female footballer - who broke rules by playing in a men’s competition in the State's South East has been banned for six weeks. Casey McElroy, 27, who plays in the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League, played in a B-grade match for Padthaway Lions against Kingston in May. The club received a...

Dings Tour for a Cure in Murray Bridge

A Mildura man on a mission is in Murray Bridge this weekend talking to members of the community to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer. Close friends of Simon Dowdle lost their six-year-old Eva to metastatic embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma when she was just six years old, which took an overwhelming financial...

Man Airlifted to Hospital Following Workplace Accident at Myponga

A man has suffered serious leg injuries in a work accident at Myponga. Emergency services rushed to the Fleurieu Milk Company late in the afternoon on Thursday 6 June. The 40-year-old was airlifted to the Flinders Medical Centre where he is in a serious but non-life threatening condition. SafeWork SA’s inspectors are attending...

Traffic Police Ramp Up Presence this Weekend

Families heading off on a regional getaway this June long weekend are likely to cross paths with police. SAPOL is ramping up its presence on country roads as part of its 2019 Queen's Birthday long weekend safety campaign. It was a fatality-free June long weekend in 2018 but there were nine deaths...

Thomas Foods to Rebuild in Murray Bridge

Thomas Foods International has today unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art meat processing plant in Murray Bridge. The family owned company's Chief Executive Officer Darren Thomas has confirmed the new facility will be built on a greenfield site, 10km outside the town centre. It is set to bolster the state’s regional...

Padthaway Footy Club Fined for Female Player in Men’s League

A female footy player in a South East Farming community will find out today if she faces sanctions for playing in the men’s club. Padthaway Lions has already been hit with two $1,000 fines for allowing 27-year-old Casey McElroy, an unregistered player, to be in the men’s reserves side when they...