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Two Arrested in Separate Domestic Violence Incidents

Two men have faced court after being arrested for separate domestic violence offences in Port Augusta this week. A 39-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly breaching a condition of an intervention and assaulting a woman known to him. He was charged with three counts of breach of an intervention order...

Pair Arrested After Traffic Stop Turns South

Two men have been arrested after a traffic stop by police in Port Pirie revealed drugs and house breaking tools in their vehicle. At around 2:30am yesterday police stopped and searched the vehicle allegedly finding gloves, bolt cutters, hacksaws and a large number of hand tools, allegedly used to commit break-ins.  The...

GFG Alliance Donates Steel For the Whyalla Jetty

Whyalla’s GFG Alliance have made a generous donation to the upgrades of the city’s new jetty, donating all of the required steel. In an announcement on Wednesday the state government also confirmed their support for the project following last year’s $1 million cash donation. The jetty’s final design was unveiled with Whyalla...

Foundation Keeping Students on Track with Football

The State Government has committed $2.75 million towards the Clontarf Foundation academies to harness the power of football in regional South Australia. The Clontarf Foundation is a not-for profit organisation that operates in 97 schools across the country to improve the attendance, retention and behaviour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Local Footy This Weekend

Plenty of local footy on around the region this weekend.   Semi-finals are here in the Spencer Gulf league with undefeated South Augusta taking on second on the ladder Solomontown for a spot in the Grand Final, and on Sunday Port play Prop Risdon for a spot in the Prelim. In Whyalla...

Road Trains Roll Through Port Augusta for NSW Drought Relief

23 Road trains rolled through Port Augusta yesterday on their way to NSW, carrying 2000 bales of hay between them. The trucks are transporting much needed hay and feed to drought-stricken farmers in the NSW’s Central West region. This is the first load of feed from Operation Drought Relief by the Rapid...

$1 BIllion Renewable Energy Program Announced in Whyalla

Sanjeev Gupta has launched the first project of a $1 billion renewable energy program through his company SIMEC ZEN Energy near Whyalla. The 280MW Cultana Solar Farm will begin construction in early 2019 and will deliver greater energy security for the Whyalla steelworks as well as powering almost 100,000 homes. The solar...

Whyalla's New $100 million School

The State Government has announced it will fund a new $100 million high school in Whyalla. The new school will accommodate 1500 students from years 7 to 12 and the facility will replace the three current high schools in the city. It is set to be completed and accepting students in 2022. The...

Indigenous Group Seeking Supreme Court Injunction for Kimba Nuclear Vote

A local Indigenous Group outside of Kimba is seeking a Supreme Court injunction to halt the impending Kimba vote on the location of the nuclear waste facility. The Barngala Determination Aboriginal Corporation applied for an urgent Supreme Court Injunction on Tuesday. The group will argue that native title-holders living outside the Kimba...

Funding Open for Stronger Communities Program

Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is encouraging local community group to apply for funding through Round 4 of the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Program. The Program helps to fund local projects to build social and community connections and in the first three rounds of the program almost 60 organisations across...