Raid finds cannabis in bunker, weapons

An advanced cannabis growing operation in a purpose-built bunker at Wild Horse Plains was discovered by Mallala police,  as a result of information received from CrimeStoppers. A 45-year-old man has been charged with alleged drug and firearm offences. With assistance from Two Wells police, the property on Lorne road was searched, with police discovering a […]

The Leopard has landed

Bronte Hewett reports For those who haven’t noticed, a Leopard tank has arrived at Two Wells war memorial but not without significant effort from members of Two Wells RSL and a big transport operation. One of 30 in Australia, the historic tank was granted to Two Wells RSL late last year. The tank was delivered […]

Improved traffic plan awaits funding

THE notorious McCracken Corner intersection in Balaklava has been earmarked for an overhaul under a new proposal from the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI). Wakefield Regional Council infrastructure services manager David Hassett introduced the proposal to council at the February 23 council meeting. He said DTEI were proposing a traffic management upgrade to […]

My School website gets a C- from our schools

Les Pearson reports LOCAL school principals have played down the accuracy and relevance of data on the My School 2.0 website. My School 2.0, which went live on Monday, displays student performance over the past three years, comparing the gains made by students who were in the same school in 2008 and 2010. Federal Member […]

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 […]