$6 million for chicken sheds

WAKEFIELD Regional Council has given development approval for eight new chicken sheds, worth nearly $6 million, to be built on a property about five kilometres west of Beaufort. The development application from Joleta Pty Ltd and Southern Growing Group was approved last month. Council environmental services manager, Neil Twigg, said there was a thorough consultation […]

Knife threat at Wakefield

PORT WAKEFIELD IN the early hours of Saturday morning, a man armed with a knife threatened staff at United Service Station, Port Wakefield. He left with about $400 in cash and two cartons of cigarettes. No one was injured during the robbery. Police searched the area using a police dog but were unable to locate […]

Have your say on safe driving plan

Think nobody listens if you’re outside the metro area? The South Australian Road Safety Advisory Council is seeking opinions on the draft South Australian Road Safety Strategy 2020 – Towards Zero Together. Council chair, Sir Eric Neal, said the Towards Zero Together, needs the input of all road users working together to have an impact. […]

Armed men threaten Pt Gawler group

A GROUP of five men believed to have been armed with two firearms and a long bladed weapon threatened a group of people at Port Gawler on Saturday, May 7 about 9pm, before stealing two vehicles. Two Wells and Gawler Police responded to the report. A group of seven people were at the southern end […]

Footballer shot in leg

Suspected ‘slingshot’ attack A VIRGINIA reserves football player was allegedly shot in the leg with a ball bearing during the game at Two Wells on Saturday. Ricky Russo was playing in the back pocket in the second quarter when he was struck on the calf by the projectile. Two Wells Police suspect it was shot […]

Child avoids abduction attempt in Two Wells

Two Wells A DRIVER in a white sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi magna or sigma with P plates, was reported as acting suspiciously in Two Wells on Monday, May 9. It was alleged the driver, a male of Asian appearance who was about 30 years of age, had spoken to a child requesting the child’s home […]

Museums take a month to make (more) history

More than 12 months of hard work by Balaklava Museum’s members will be rewarded on Sunday, May 22, with the official opening of a new pavilion at Urlwin Park. Fifty years ago the local RSL branch built what became the Community Youth Centre. The centre was used by groups such as 1st Balaklava Scout Group […]

Blyth library opens an exciting chapter

Blyth Primary School’s new library was officially opened by Federal senator Annette Hurley last Friday. Funding was received from the Federal government as part of the National Building Economic Stimulus Plan “Schools for the 21st Century” and “National School Pride”. The package of $925,000 provided the school with a new library, complete with computer hub […]

Appeal may keep Frost road closed

ABOUT 35 residents turned up to discuss road closures at a special meeting with the District Council of Mallala, held in Two Wells last week. Much of the discussion surrounded three roads in the district, Frost road and St Andrews road near Lewiston and Kenner road, Korunye. “Everyone had the opportunity to put forward their […]

Big day as CFS gets new bases

THE new Balaklava and Hamley Bridge CFS base facilities were officially signed over to their respective local brigades last Thursday. Officials from building firm, Sarah Constructions, showed CFS personnel around the new buildings on one final inspection before handing over the keys. The sites will not be operational for another few weeks as radios and […]