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  • Council votes to refuse advertising signage

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has knocked back an application to erect a large McDonald’s restaurant advertising sign in Maryborough’s main street. The licensee of the Maryborough McDonalds restaurant, Anthony Whiteford, had applied in April to erect the 18 square metre floodlit, illuminated painted panel to a height of five metres on the side of a […]

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  • On-field punch lands footballer in jail

    A Harcourt footballer who punched a Natte Bealiba football player to the face, breaking his jaw in two places during an on-field incident, has been jailed. Magistrate Richard Wright on Tuesday told Maryborough Magistrates Court that in sending Jason Goss, 27, to jail he needed to send a strong message. “You say you stuck up […]

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  • Students battle it out on stage

    Highview College is preparing to host its battle of the bands on stage. Instead of two bands battling it out in the traditional manner, Highview has added a slight twist by performing a musical version of two bands vying for the top prize. “Battle of the Bands is about two bands — one good and […]

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  • Two men injured during weekend attacks

    A Maryborough man will be charged following a stabbing incident over the weekend, police say. Police were first alerted to the incident when they were called to a domestic dispute at a house in Maryborough’s Cameron Street at 4 pm on Sunday. Police say a 17-year-old male at the house was stabbed by a 19-year- […]

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  • Four councillors to stand again

    Four Central Goldfields Shire councillors have confirmed their intention to contest the upcoming local government election. Flynn ward councillor, John Smith, Maryborough ward councillor, Geoff Lovett, Tullaroop ward’s Ian Robertson and Daisy Hill Ward councillor, Chris Meddows-Taylor have each told The Advertiser they intend to nominate. The remaining three Maryborough ward councillors, mayor Cr Paula […]

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  • Bromley blaze “suspicious”

    Police are investigating a fire which burnt a Bromley house to the ground on Tuesday night. On the same night another fire completely gutted a Baringhup farm house. Fire crews were called to the Bromley blaze shortly after 10 pm on Tuesday night. Dunolly CFA captain, Alan Gale said the home stood little chance of […]

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  • Lindsay prepares to hit the trail

    Maryborough’s Lindsay Collins and Chief his trusty Arabian gelding are getting set to hit the trail in a big way. At a time in life when many have packed away their swag and hung up their riding boots, the keen horseman is champing at the bit to hit the trail. Lindsay is not one to […]

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  • Hothouse on target

    Carisbrook’s new multimillion dollar hydroponic tomato development could have its tomatoes on supermarket shelves in as little as three months. Mortlock Hydroponics Pty Ltd’s new glasshouse on Landrigan Road is nearing completion. “All the infrastructure and layout is completed,” said business owner Ian Mortlock. “We just need to connect up the natural gas and put […]

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  • Jam packs wham

    Loretta Bodin and Jo Calligaris of Dunolly’s House of Fine Foods have walked away from the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria fine foods section with a bronze and two gold medals. Over a thousand entrants were in for this year’s competition, offering some of the finest food Victoria has to show. Entering the annual competition […]

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  • House blaze at Carisbrook

    A fire has caused an estimated $80,000 damage to a Carisbrook house. An electric heater is believed responsible for the blaze that took hold of the house — the former Bucknall Street bowling club building — at around 5.30 pm on Thursday. Carisbrook CFA captain Ian Boucher said the blaze broke out in the rented […]

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