The Border Watch : January 7th 2014
NEWS TIPS email@example.com JANUARY 2013: News that made headlines JANUARY 2013: News that made headlines DEMOLITION of the old Mount Gambier hospital and the region repositioning itself to move on from the sell-off of ForestrySA plantations dominated headlines in 2013 as investment in the timber sector helped turnaround an industry downturn. Crime, community and individual achievements, council debates and the federal election also caught public attention. In this special feature, we look back, day by day, on the key stories of each month. NEWS 11 THREATENING: The Drik Drik bushfi re alarmed the region. JANUARY 7 DRIK Drik was on high alert yesterday with a large bushfi re raging in western Victoria expected to reach the township before 7pm last night. JANUARY 9 JANUARY 17 A DEBUT EP, appearance in a national magazine, reaching number two in Australia-wide music charts and live shows supporting international bands are just a few recent triumphs for Mount Gambier band Sierra. JANUARY 18 THE $23m Mount Gambier Prison expansion is on track and on budget with most of the work undertaken by South East contractors. Managing contractor Badge senior construction manager Martin Garrard said more than half of the contracts for the project had been awarded to regional contractors. JANUARY 22 EXCITEMENT fi lled the Glenburnie Racecourse on Sunday with horses in full fl ight for this year’s Holcim Summer Cup. The perfect summer day attracted nearly 1000 people. A PATRICK of Coonawarra delivery van was written off after it was ripped apart by an oversized semitrailer travelling on Penola’s Church Street on Monday. THE body of a man believed to be that of Navarone Hutchins of Keith was found in suspicious circumstances on a dirt track off Emu Flat Road about 5km outside the town yesterday morning. JANUARY 10 A MAN has been arrested in Victoria for the murder of Keith’s Navarone Hutchins and is expected to be extradited to South Australia. MOUNT Gambier teacher Trent Eitzen claimed he saw a mystery creature among rabbits about 3km north of Willalooka. JANUARY 15 A FORMER Mount Gambier man is recovering from his wounds after being bitten by a shark off the northern coast of Western Australia. Jake Swaffer (pictured) was returning to his boat after spear fi shing with a friend off the coast near Dampier when a hammerhead shark grabbed him by the lower leg. JANUARY 16 FUTURE Christmas and New Year’s Eve trading in Mount Gambier is under a cloud after businesses closed their doors during the key trading periods after the State Government declared part-day public holidays for 2012. JANUARY 24 LIMESTONE Coast police will soon be armed with handheld metal detectors to catch people carrying weapons on licensed premises. Police will use the devices to search people inside, entering or leaving licensed venues, including nightclubs, pubs, restaurants and sporting clubs, as well as carparks next to the premises. JANUARY 25 THE Mount Schank quarry has closed after nearly 60 years of operation, marking the end of an era for the South East industry. JANUARY 29 POLICE have expressed disgust with speeding and drink drivers after a Millicent man was caught driving 33kph above the speed limit while more than double the legal blood alcohol limit last week. JANUARY 30 CHILDREN embarked on a new era in their lives yesterday as the 2013 school year began. While many students started a new year of schooling, youngsters in Reception classes began their fi rst day of primary education, marking a major milestone for their families. JANUARY 31 TWO Mount Gambier residents have been reported for cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis after 20 marijuana plants were discovered growing in a backyard in Ingleby Street. Continued page 24 COMPETITIVE: Horses tear down the track vying for a win in the Holcim Summer Cup event at Glenburnie. The Border Watch, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11 PRISON CELL: The Mount Gambier Prison is on its way to become the fi rst facility in the state to house inmates in converted shipping containers. RIPPED APART: A Patrick of Coonawarra delivery van was written off after it was ripped apart by an oversized semi-trailer travelling on Penola’s Church Street.
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