The Border Watch : November 13th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org Man ordered to face court A YOUNG man was ordered to return to court after his defence story fell apart on Tuesday. The 24-year-old appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court facing two counts of driving while disqualifi ed. Standing before Magistrate Paul Foley with his fi ve-monthold son in his arms, the man was potentially facing a prison sentence. Defence counsel Donna Edwards told the court that given the potential outcome, her client was not in a position to proceed with the matter because nobody was available to look after his young son if he was taken into custody. She appealed for the matter to be adjourned to allow her client time to arrange care, prompting Mr Foley to adjourn the matter to December 2. While other court matters were being heard, the man proceeded to the foyer of the court and engaged in a conversation with a sheriff’s offi cer before leaving. Following a request from police prosecutor Brevet Sergeant Darren Keding, the matter was recalled later that day. Bvt Sgt Keding told the court he was under the impression the accused’s story was not entirely truthful. The offi cer was called to the stand to give evidence regarding the conversation she had with the defendant. She told the court the accused had told her about his baby and that he was free to go home. The sherrif’s offi cer also said she could smell alcohol on the man. Meanwhile, he left and entered a vehicle with three other young people. She believed the woman in the vehicle, who she witnessed holding the baby and placing him in the car seat, could have possibly been the mother and therefore able to provide care for the young child while the accused was dealt with through the court. Ms Edwards told the court instructions from her client simply suggested he had nobody to care for the child. Mr Foley accepted the evidence and brought forward the accused’s court date to November 18. He added details to the accused’s court fi le so a warrant for his arrest will be issued if he does not attend court next week. MICHAEL EDGLEY’S WIN 658050 The Border Watch, Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7 THE FULL MONTY 6 CIRCUS PASSES IN VIP SEATING, PLUS FAIRY FLOSS OR POPCORN AND A CHANCE FOR ONE OF THE WINNERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOW!! ALSO 6 RUNNER UP DOUBLE PASSES TO BE WON IN ‘A’ RESERVE. ALL VALID FOR 13 NOV 2014, ” NEWS 7 Tower termite trouble KEN BR brett@ RETT email@example.com “There have been different upgrades over time inside, but most of the damage we found was in some of the more aged areas,” he said. “Our caretaker Jaymee ion of termites has visiting times at one of the city’s most iconic tourist attractions. Routine maintenance work at the Centenary Tower last month uncovered damage caused by the minuscule insect. The fl ag will fl y high above the tourist hot spot on Saturday as the site re-opens to the public. Mount Gambier City Council governance offi cer Michael McCarthy said work had been completed to replace all affected timber. “We were putting in some new stairs and it became apparent we had a termite problem,” Mr McCarthy said. “The tower was closed for a few weeks, but it didn’t have too great an impact because it was off-limits last weekend with the Legend of the Lakes.” With a stone outer, Mr McCarthy said it was only internal material that was affected. (Vanderheul) will now be able to get in and prepare the tower ahead of the opening.” Ms Vanderheul said much of the hard labour would be unnoticeable to the public. “Most of the work was just replacing the main timber supports which are hidden anyway and there has been little change to how everything looks,” she said. “The builders have done a great job to salvage as much as they could. “Council was onto this very quickly after they found out so everything will be ready for the busy period over summer.” Paint was still drying inside yesterday as Ms Vanderheul prepared to restock the bottom fl oor with tourist information and refreshments. The Centenary Tower is open from 10am to 6pm with plans being made to extend visiting hours over summer. STILL STANDING: Mount Gambier’s iconic Centenary Tower has undergone extensive maintenance over the past month to rectify a termite infestation. 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