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  • Man killed in rollover near Mount Glasgow

    Police believe excessive speed was the main factor in a horrific rollover accident which killed a man on McCallums Creek Road on Friday evening. Investigating the accident, Senior Constable Brian Smith of Maryborough Highway Patrol said gouge marks at the scene suggest the 28-year-old Ballarat man’s Holden Commodore rolled eight to nine times after smashing […]

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  • Tiny victim uncovered after controlled burn

    A recent controlled burn in the Tipperary Hill area scorched more than bushland. It also burnt wildlife. A native shingleback lizard was left with such badly burnt feet he was unable to move to collect food. In the cold overnight temperatures and in great pain, he was starving to death, qualified Maryborough wildlife carer, Brenda […]

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  • Bull & Mouth close to former glory

    A multimillion project restoring Maryborough icon, the Bull and Mouth Hotel to its former glory is nearing completion. Owner of the High Street landmark, Issy Arieli, was busy last week overseeing work to connect gas and water to the historic building. Melbourne based Mr Arieli says that over the past four years “millions” of dollars […]

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  • Step forward for Avoca kids

    Work to build a new $1.5 million child and family centre at Avoca has gained a big green light. At a special meeting on Tuesday the Pyrenees Shire Council resolved to award the contract to its preferred tenderer, Searle Brothers of Delacombe, paving the way for work to begin. This was despite its failure to […]

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  • Dogs join in the trek

    Every dog may have its day but Bethan and Rubble are having about 65 of them. In what may be the mother of all walkies the two search and rescue pooches are accompanying their owners, Luke and Tracy Edwards on a hike all the way from coastal Port Campbell to Canberra. This week The Advertiser […]

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  • More education options

    Maryborough’s education options have been bolstered, with classes at the city’s TAFE campus set to resume. The Victoria Street campus, located behind McDonald’s, has been given a new lease on life after the Bendigo TAFE vacated the building in 2009. The building then became home to the Maryborough arm of the St John Ambulance service, […]

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  • Blainey guest speaker at Booktown

    Eminent historian Dr Geoffrey Blainey is among the big names headed to the guest speaker podium at this weekend’s Clunes Booktown Festival. Festival director Dr Tess Brady says at least 15,000 visitors are expected for the weekend-long festival. Dr Brady said preparations for the annual celebration of books and writers, were taking a toll on […]

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  • Rev Field in first for Maryborough ministry

    For many years of her life Maryborough’s Sandra Field carried a deep calling that, until now, always had to make way for other imperatives. Until now the roles of wife, mother, and teacher had always meant the other calling had to wait. But as of last Tuesday evening it is waiting no longer. Last Tuesday […]

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  • Attention for mine search

    A hammer drill punched through quartz as two excavators continued the search to locate remains of Maryborough schoolboy, Terry Floyd. The dig to find remains of the 12-year-old, missing since June 1975, has stepped up after Terry’s Rutherglen-based brother, Daryl Floyd, gained DSE approval to open cut excavate at the bushland site just out of […]

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  • Offices get new look

    Maryborough’s VicRoads office has officially been re-opened after undergoing an extensive facelift. One of the highest-yielding VicRoads offices in Victoria, serving a huge catchment area from Charlton to Kyneton, the Maryborough agency has been entirely refurbished to create a more user friendly space. Speaking at the official re-opening of the branch, Central Goldfields Shire mayor, […]

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