Local News

History Ends As Middleton General Store Closes

The Middleton General Store will close it's doors forfor the last time this Sunday following a legal battlebetween the business operators and the site ownerswho will now commence further developmentof the area. The General Store, opened in the mid-1800's hasbeen a favorite meeting place among locals andvisitors and the news has...

Another Successful Art Show In Victor Harbor

The 40th Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Art Showis currently running on Warland Reserve and thereare still many quality paintings for sale. Best of the show award and a $12,500 cash prizewent to Victorian artist Ross Patterson for his work,“Summer Lights, Strathbogies”According to the Victor Harbor Times yesterday,230 paintings had been...

Soft Drink King Turns 100

For over 40 years, Chandler's Soft Drinks were afixture in Mannum, as much of the town as theCommunity Club or David Shearer Limited. On Monday, the man who started the business,will turn 100 years old.John Chandler still lives in his house next door to theold drink factory at the address where...

Storm Boy Boat To Make An Outing

The remake of the 1976 film Storm Boy was releasednationally yesterday. The story tells the remarkable story of a lonely boyliving on a secluded coastal area with his father,and rescuing an orphan pelican, Mr Percival.The boat that featured in the movie Hideaway 2was beautifully restored in record time for theproduction, by...

Cool Party At Cambrai Pool

Cambrai will this weekend will come alive as thetown hosts the inaugural “Summer Sounds”pool partyat the Cambrai Community pool. Between 4 and 8pm tomorrow, local families are invitedto take part in a range of activities including games forthe children, DJ Troy will be there, with food and drinksavailable for purchase.The event...

State Government To Help Control Corellas

The State government has confirmed it will work withlocal councils to co-ordinate a program for controlof Corellas in the region. Mt Barker Mayor, Ann Ferguson said she would welcomea State wide control plan with open arms.She went on to say the corellas destroy everything fromtrees, golf courses, ovals, electrical wiring and...

Milang Upgrade One Step Closer

A 10 year wait to rehabilitate one of Milang'shistoric buildings looks like paying off. The Alexandrina Council has approved theMilang andDistrict Community Association's request for rezoningto community use, to allow upgrading of the old MilangLakeside Butter Factory.That decision means the restoration of the 129 year oldbuilding on Daranda terrace should be...

New Residential Development For Strath?

Work to create and build a new residential developmentin Strathalbyn may soon be underway. Developer Hickinbotham Homes is planning to converta 37 hectare parcel of land on the south-eastern sideof Sandergrove Road into a new housing subdivision.Current planning includes the creation of 60 allotmentson the 12.2 hectares in the town's residential...

Car Impounded After Littlehampton Stop

A motorist has had his car impounded after beingcaught on multiple traffic offences in Littlehampton. Hills Fleurieu Police pulled over the 46 year old manon the Princess Highway, who was found to be drivingan unregistered, uninsured and defected vehicle.The car was impounded and the driver has beensummonsed to appear in court...

Preparation For The 2918 Strathalbyn Cup Well Underway

The Strathalbyn Racing Club is gearing up for the2019 Northpoint Fleurieu Strathalbyn Cup. The premier event will take place on Sunday 3rdFebruary at the picturesque course, and will againbe supported by leading Langhorne Creek wineries.Fashions at the races will be again a feature of theday, together with corporate facilities, plenty of...