Hope and help for Jessica

Bec O’Brien reports Two Wells Primary School reception teacher Jessica Wadey was married in October this year and, unlike most newlyweds, did not head for the typical white, sandy beaches and warm water of a honeymoon on a tropical island. Instead this young, energetic and compassionate teacher, has just returned from almost two weeks roughing […]

Planning delay for Roseworthy

Plans for Roseworthy’s massive housing development have been paused after Light Regional Council (LRC) decided to postpone a decision until all public submissions were assessed. The concept plan was lodged by The Roseworthy Alliance – a consortium of developers – to the council in October, and was expected to gain approval at the November 22 […]

Truck drivers feel heat

WITH harvest in full swing, highway patrols have been policing trucks, with several reports from Pinery, Blyth and Hamley Bridge of oversized loading, work diary offences and exceeding work hours. MALLALA A 34-year-old woman from Mallala was reported for driving unregistered, uninsured and driving while suspended on November 14. A break in was also reported […]

Design work starts on Baker’s Road ford

Bec O’Brien reports The first steps toward a safer, more reliable ford crossing at Baker road have begun, with District Council of Mallala hiring a consultancy firm to being the design process. DCM chief executive officer Charles Mansueto (pictured) said the council, in conjunction with Playford Council, had started the process to get a design […]

Ken takes an ‘Emu’ award for research

Les Pearson reports KEN Warnes, Owen’s well-known Australian native plant enthusiast, has been awarded for his love of plants with a National Amateur award presented to him by the Australian Plant Society. Ken, 70, has been studying the Australian native plant, Eremophila, otherwise known as emu bush, for the past 50 years. Believing extracts from […]

Judy wins $300,000 luxury car

Les Pearson reports IMAGINE winning a $300,000 luxury car but never driving it out of the showroom it sits in. That is exactly what Pinery resident Judy Clifford will experience after winning a Maserati GranTurismo, the early bird prize in the Hospital Research Foundation Lifestyles Lottery. Judy enters the raffle each year to assist Queen […]

Men arrested on various charges

OWEN Gawler police on November 19 arrested two men who were in a stolen vehicle, one from Elizabeth East and the other from Owen, charging one with possession of a controlled substance for sale and the other with carrying an offensive weapon. SADDLEWORTH A 28-year-old Mawson Lakes man was arrested in Saddleworth and later charged […]

More talks on marine parks – but what is the next step?

Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, has welcomed the announcement the draft management plan for the state’s 19 marine parks will be halted to allow further consultation. Premier Jay Weatherill confirmed over the weekend the State government’s marine parks draft management plan, due for release before Christmas, would be delayed until next year. “I am pleased […]

Intersection to finally change

Les Pearson reports WORK on notoriously troublesome Balaklava intersection, McCracken’s Corner, is scheduled to begin early next year. The Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) presented an updated proposal for the intersection, which will be tabled at tonight’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. WRC infrastructure services manager, David Hassett, said the amended plan for the […]