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  • Man to plead guilty on child porn charges

    A Maryborough man will appear before Bendigo County Court next month after pleading guilty to seven charges including using the internet to transmit child pornography and to groom a child for sex. Bryan Cooper, 25 appeared in Bendigo County Court on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to seven charges including using a carriage service to access […]

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  • Premier visits Talbot as campaign closes

    Victorian Premier, John Brumby made a visit to Talbot on Wednesday, announcing funding to upgrade facilities at the town’s recreation reserve. Just three days out before voters in Victoria head to the polls, the Premier announced $250,000 to upgrade the oval’s surface — dependant on tomorrow’s election result. He also announced possible future funding of […]

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  • Coalition announces Talbot train package

    A Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will reopen Talbot railway station to trains by 2013. As part of the $17.7 million rail plan for the Ballarat and Maryborough lines, the station will be open to V/Line trains and an initially free bus service between Lexton and Talbot will be introduced to connect with trains. Ripon […]

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  • Polling time

    Ripon is likely to come in for some particularly close scrutiny as voters head off to the polls tomorrow. Held by a mere 4.3 percent margin by state agriculture minister, Labor’s Joe Helper analysts are viewing Ripon as something of a crucial country bellwether in the overall election outcome. Health services, employment and infrastructure are […]

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  • Application lodged for McDonald’s store

    A planning application has been lodged with council for the development of a McDonald’s restaurant in Maryborough. Central Goldfields Shire received the planning application permit last week. The application details plans for a convenience restaurant at the corner of Burke, Station and Tuaggra streets, the site of the former Railway Hotel. The application includes details […]

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  • Coalition promise to deliver Go Goldfields

    Retiring Liberal MP John Vogels yesterday said an elected Coalition government would deliver $2.5 million to help boost economic and social prosperity in Central Goldfields. In Maryborough yesterday the retiring MLC for Western Victoria said that if successful at the polls this Saturday a state Coalition government will deliver $2.5 million towards Central Goldfields Shire’s […]

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  • Sun shines on a memorable breakthrough

    Teams from Maryborough and district have tasted success at the 20th RACV Energy Breakthrough. In perfect weather a record crowd watched as 337 were judged and raced over the four day event. A strong performance by Highview College in the display and presentation category saw them named the overall winner of the human powered vehicle […]

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  • Art gallops into Talbot gallery

    Even before it opens at Talbot’s Slightly Bent Books Gallery, the latest exhibition by established artist Julie Zapasa is attracting interest of the financial sort. Gallery proprietor Helen Green says international art dealers are among those signalling intention to attend the opening of Horses and Heroines on Sunday, November 21. Then there’s the fact that […]

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  • Candidates meet and share party views

    Sporting his great grandfather’s war service medals the Country Alliance Party’s candidate for Ripon, Scott Watts, got out among it and mingled with Maryborough on Remembrance Day last week. Accompanied by the Country Alliance party’s upper house candidate for Western Victoria, Miles Hodge, Mr Watts had a few things to let the residents of Ripon […]

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  • Reward and boost for mine shaft search

    The excavation of a disused gold mine aimed at finding the body of a Maryborough schoolboy who vanished 35 years ago has received an invaluable boost. The state government with Victoria Police have offered to help cover most of the costs associated with the expensive exercise being undertaken in bushland near Avoca. This was regardless […]

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