Local News

New Wind Farm for Crystal Brook

Crystal Brook residents will soon have an eyesore among the Flinders Ranges with Neoen being given the go ahead for a new wind farm. The French company plans to build 26 wind turbines along with lithium-ion battery and a solar farm.  The State Commission Assessment Panel have approved the $500 million project...

Defendant Pleads Not Guilty in Nathan Freer Murder Case

Adriana Tennant has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge following the death of Nathan Freer in Quorn two years ago. The Supreme Court in Port Augusta heard Nathan Freer died from multiple fractures and internal injuries after being hit by a vehicle and dragged more than 10-metres on November 24,...

Students Taught About Road Safety

High school students were given a confronting talk about the devastating results of distracted drivers when a Government funded program visited the region last week. Booleroo Centre District School, Jamestown Community School and Gladstone and Peterborough High Schools were shown the dangers of using your phone on the roads – and...

Youth Central Closing Down

The adolescents of Whyalla will no longer have Youth Central in Westland Shopping Centre, as it’s closing its doors. The safe haven was open for a three month trial and received a consistent number of young people each week. It was staffed by local volunteers and set up by SA Police with...

Whyalla Jetty Works Begin Soon

Parts of Whyalla’s southern marina breakwater will be closed from next Monday with construction on the new Jetty scheduled to begin. Fences will go up around the car park area, which will be used to house the machinery for the duration of the construction and also to keep people safe. The boat...

Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride

Almost 100 people will start their journey through the Flinders Ranges today for the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride. The Jamestown riders will travel more than 1000 kilometres over the next four days with this year’s journey being extra special. One of the organisers, Justin Voumard lost his battle with cancer last...

Speed Limits and Funding Increases For Goyder Highway

The State Government have announced that they plan to reinstate speeds on the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and Gulnare. The announcement means that road users will be able to travel 110 km/h, after the limit was reduced by the previous Government. As part of the announcement up to $70 million will...

South Australian Living Arts Festival Continues Regional Tour

After dazzling audiences across Port Pirie, Minlaton & Booleroo Centre last weekend, the South Australian Living Arts Festival continues its tour across our region this week. Whyalla will host the Travelling Light show this Saturday, when the ‘big ship’, the HMAS Whyalla welcomes the display to the ‘Steel City’. The best place...

Motorcyclist Caught Speeding At Roxby Downs

A motorcycle rider has had his bike impounded after he was caught speeding at Roxby Downs on Sunday afternoon. Police will allege that about 4.15pm on Sunday, police were conducting mobile radar duties on Andamooka Road when they detected a blue Yamaha WR450 dirt bike travelling at 152km/h in a 100km/h...

Three Arrests After Stabbing Incident In Port Pirie

Three people have been arrested in relation to an incident last month where a man had to be flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital with a punctured lung. The 33-year-old victim admitted himself to Port Pirie Hospital on Sunday July 21 telling police he was approached by two men on Desteno Street...