Crop fire prods Balaklava on a sleepy Sunday

A HEADER bearing is the alleged cause of a fire in a crop farmed by the Roberts family east of Balaklava on Sunday afternoon. The fire, which started  about 6pm, sent clouds of billowing black smoke high above Balaklava, causing many residents to stir, seeking the cause. Dozens of vehicles came to the area. CFS […]

Police nab two over cannabis

Police from Port Wakefield, Balaklava and Hamley Bridge searched seven properties over the past week for drug-related offences based on information from the public. As a result, police reported a 31-year-old man from Hamley Bridge for cultivating cannabis and a 22-year-old man from Port Wakefield for the same offence. Six cannabis expiation notices were also […]

Battle of Bowmans

MCQUIRE SPEAKS OUT AT COUNCIL MEETING TO ‘CLARIFY INTERMODAL STATUS’ ‘Trespass’ allegations withdrawn after fiery clash with councillor Les Pearson reports A FORMAL deputation by Balco spokesperson Roger McQuire sparked furore at Wednesday night’s Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) meeting. Mr McQuire requested to make the formal presentation to council, itemised in the agenda to provide […]

Merger of Balaklava schools laid to rest

STATE Education Minister Jay Weatherill dropped in to the Balaklava High and Primary Schools yesterday in the wake of  an amalgamation of the two coming to a halt. Mr Weatherill toured both schools during his morning visit, inspecting facilities and discussing the amalgamation concept, which has now been abolished. With the amalgamation scheduled for 2013, […]

Mallala Magpies recruit three from Eyre Peninsula

Les Pearson reports: CONTINUING on with the strong Eyre Peninsula contingent in the senior ranks at Mallala, three young Kimba Districts players have joined the club for the 2011 season. Midfielder Josh Seal, forward Brent Harris, both 19, and utility Nathan Hornhardt, 20, are all Kimba expats living in Adelaide. They will join Joel Montgomery, […]