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  • Group tries to stop pokies move

    A Castlemaine group has vowed to continue its fight against moves by Maryborough Highland Society to open a club venue offering up to 65 gaming machines in their town. Co-convenor of Enough Pokies In Castlemaine (EPIC), Prue Cole, said the group is gathering statistics to help support its case against the Highland Society operating gaming […]

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  • Accident waiting to happen on city street

    Large potholes and road damage to a section of Maryborough’s Gladstone Street are raising fears that someone may be seriously injured, or even killed, if they are not fixed soon. Huge potholes have opened up along the section of the street that runs parallel to the golf course, while cracks have began to spider their […]

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  • Syd is among those helping Floyd family

    Maryborough’s Syd Pearson is among a growing list of residents who have pitched their support behind a family’s quest to solve the mystery that has haunted it for the last 35 years. Little Maryborough boy, Terry Floyd, 12, went missing never to be seen again on Saturday, June 28, 1975. He was last seen just […]

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  • Man dies while waiting for ambulance

    Maryborough’s Margaret Roberts believes her husband of 50 years would still be alive had an ambulance reached him five minutes sooner on Tuesday. Brian Roberts, 72, died on Tuesday from a suspected cardiac arrest after collapsing at his Maryborough home, just two kilometres from the town’s ambulance station. His wife, Margaret called an ambulance at […]

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  • New candidate for election

    A 25-year-old former sailor with the Royal Australian Navy is the latest candidate throwing his hat into the ring to contest the seat of Ripon in the upcoming state election. Scott Watts will stand as the Country Alliance candidate for Ripon in November’s state election. Mr Watts is based in the Melbourne area but says […]

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  • “Ridiculous” speeds chase to end in court

    A Maryborough man will face court on a number of driving charges after police followed him doing what they described as “ridiculous” speeds. The 28-year-old Maryborough man will face charges of driving in a manner dangerous and three separate charges of driving at a speed dangerous following a high speed pursuit across the Moolort Plains […]

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  • Mine hunt begins

    Ground work began on the weekend to excavate an old mine near Avoca in an effort to solve a traumatic 35-year-old mystery . On the afternoon of Saturday June 28, 1975, Maryborough 12-year-old, Terry Floyd, went missing while attempting to return home after visiting friends in Avoca. His siblings have never stopped searching for him […]

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  • Avoca Cup on Saturday, October 16

    The Avoca Shire Turf Club will see record hospitality packages at this year’s PJA & Blue Pyrenees Avoca Cup. More than two weeks out from the event bookings are already greater than 2009, organisers say. The much anticipated meeting, featuring a seven-race program, is held on Caulfield Cup Day, Saturday October 16. The club has […]

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  • Music festival set to go

    A new outdoor music festival is tipped to draw a crowd of up to 4000 to a farmland venue near Avoca next month. Planning permit applications for the proposed three-day Shine On Music Festival are currently with the Pyrenees Shire Council. The Shine On Music Festival is scheduled to take place on November 26 to […]

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  • Concerns about violent spats

    A magistrate has raised concerns regarding violent spats erupting outside the region’s courthouses. Magistrate William Gibb raised the issue following the latest such incident which occurred outside Maryborough Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The incident occurred when court was sitting and cases were being heard by magistrate Gibb. Police arrested a Maryborough man at the scene […]

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