The (red) lights to go out on windfarm turbines

IN almost identical fashion to The Police’s hit song, Roxanne, the wind turbines at the Snowtown Wind Farm also don’t need to put the red light on any more. The red flashing lights on top of the turbines are about to be turned off progressively throughout this month and into September. TrustPower Australia business development […]

Copping it sweet in a new area

By Sally Crowther THIS Saturday, August 18, will mark the last day two local police officers spend patrolling local roads and nabbing villains. Port Wakefield Brevet Sergeant, Charmaine Barlow, 30, is transferring to Hallett, while Hamley Bridge Brevet sergeant, Eddie Dilena, 38, is moving to Burra. But don’t be alarmed about their departure. We are […]

Man, 81, dies as car, truck collide

MANOORA The death of an 81-year-old man from Manoora has taken the state’s road toll to 71, compared to 77 this time last year. He died when his car and a B-double semi-trailer crashed on Waterloo Road at about 8.45am on Friday. PT WAKEFIELD Police arrested a 17-year-old local youth for driving while disqualified after […]

Cannabis, guns at Bowmans property

BOWMANS POLICE from Port Wakefield, Brinkworth, Balaklava, Snowtown and Hamley Bridge attended an address in Bowmans for another matter but found much more than they had bargained for. A search of the premises uncovered a hydroponic set-up, used to cultivate marijuana. Police also seized eight cannabis plants in the search. Also during the search, police […]

Our artists go ‘from here to there’

Balaklava artists have been proudly showcasing their work at the ‘From Here to There’ exhibition, as part of the South Australian Living Artist (SALA) festival. The exhibition, at Burra Regional Art Gallery in Market Street, will run until August 24. The display showcases the work of 10 different art groups from far and wide who […]

Residents consulted on CWMS

MALLALA residents will be quizzed on their thoughts on the Community Wastewater Management Scheme planned to be built in the town in the near future. Mallala District Council chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council and the townsfolk will be presented with a detailed design late next month, or early September. “The current stage will […]

Freedom! Life with diabetes changes forever

Les Pearson reports: REGIMENTED eating times. Restricted food choices. Up to five injections and seven blood tests a day. These are just a handful of limitations Windsor teenagers Jamie and Shaun Gilbert were living with until a united effort from the Balaklava and Mallala communities helped provide them with automatic insulin pumps. The boys were […]

Don’t get bus-ted!

Police to ride school buses in speed watch Report by Sally Crowther A School bus operator says a tragedy will occur if motorists continue to speed past stationary buses. Local bus operator Will Eggenhuizen, of Buses R Us, is so concerned he has asked Balaklava police to ride on school buses with their mobile laser […]

Call for help with graffiti

TWO WELLS Police are seeking public assistance in relation to a recent spate of graffiti, which has occurred in Two Wells. Several tags have been placed on buildings and fences, which included Two Wells Bowling Club, businesses in the main street of town and Two Wells Primary School. The tags would suggest there are several […]