Another award – Kelly keeps on blooming

Former Avon local Kelly Baker-Jamieson, has recently been awarded the prestigious title of the 2011 Telstra SA Business Woman of the Year. The award, presented at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards presentation in Adelaide last week, comes only two years after her business, Edible Blooms, won the Telstra SA Business of the year. “I’m incredibly […]

Concert, family day to rock Virginia

Sally Crowther reports ONE of the biggest rock concerts seen in the region for some time will be held at Virginia in November. The day kicks off at noon and will run until late that night. A range of impressive acts will be featured, with all money donated to Childhood Cancer and the Cure For […]

Four cheat death in highway crash

IT was a lucky escape for all involved in a four-vehicle crash on the Augusta Highway, near Beaufort, on Friday afternoon. Local CFS crews who attended the scene believed it was extremely fortunate no one was killed in the accident, which halted traffic on the highway for several hours. A car, four-wheel-drive, van and a […]

A town violated

Thieves hit Balaklava on a quiet Sunday night Les Pearson reports FRUSTRATED, sickened and hollow. These are the emotions described by local business owners after five premises and the sports club were broken into in Balaklava on Sunday night or early Monday morning. It is unknown at this stage how many offenders were involved in […]

Aaron’s million to one winner!

What are the odds of finding that ‘needle in a haystack’? Sally Crowther reports Finding a needle in a haystack – or a gold ring in seven and a half tonnes of rubbish – either way it’s a miracle. While the Balaklava cup was a great day out for the thousands on the track last […]

Cup crowd ‘well behaved’

BALAKLAVA LOCAL police reported a relatively well-behaved crowd at this year’s Balaklava Cup, with only a few arrests throughout the day. Two people were arrested and given street offence diversions for fighting and removed from the event. There were also about four drug detections on the day, which included the discovery of a large amount […]

Lucy’s bound for the House of Lords

Sally Crowther reports Former Balaklava girl Lucy Radowicz is off to the UK for an experience of a lifetime. University of Adelaide student, Lucy, 21, is taking her place in the House of Lords in London, to represent Australia at September’s Commonwealth Youth Parliament. The fourth-year arts and law student will join 100 delegates from […]

House fire leads to charges over ‘hydro’ drugs

VIRGINIA POLICE are investigating a house fire at Virginia on Monday night. The fire was reported about 11.50pm and damage to the Robert road home is extensive. Fire Cause Investigators located what appears to be a hydroponic cannabis growing room at the back of the house. Police have charged a 21-year-old man from Virginia with […]

Let’s call it ‘Rivertour’

Sally Crowther reports The Gilbert Valley region is getting vamped up for the 2012 Tour Down Under (TDU). The Tour Down Under Stage 1 will pass through Riverton on Tuesday, January 17, with the town again hosting the Jayco Sprint, which will pass through about 1.48pm. A meeting was held on Monday, August 15 to […]

Buses R Us another disappointed loser

Les Pearson reports SOUTH Australian bus company, Buses R Us, confirmed it had also lost its local school bus contracts to Victorian operator, Australian Transit Enterprises (ATE). Company regional manager and second in charge, Will Eggenhuizen, informed staff last Friday its contracts will not be renewed at the end of this year. It was an […]