The Border Watch : January 8th 2014
4 NEWS MARCH 2013: News that made headlMARCH 2013: News that made headlinesines 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 S MARCH 2013: News that made headlMARCH 2013: News that made headlinesines 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 VISIT VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au THREE IN A ROW: The Border Watch staff celebrate their third consecutive “newspaper of the year” title. MARCH 1 SCHOOL students from across the Limestone Coast will learn a different lesson today as they put down their pens and pick up rubber gloves and rubbish bags to take part in Schools Clean Up Day. MARCH 5 YESTERDAY marked an end of an era for Kimberly-Clark Australia’s Millicent Mill when the well-known blue-topped natural gas generator was demolished on the site. MARCH 6 MOUNT Gambier residents looking forward to cooler weather will have to wait, with temperatures on the rise until next week. Forecasters predict temperatures will hit above 30 degrees for the next week with a top of 37C expected on Monday. MARCH 7 A SMALL but important ceremony on Tuesday night welcomed six new Australian citizens to the community. MARCH 8 THE Border Watch journalist Anelia Blackie has been selected as a fi nalist for a national journalism excellence award in recognition of her reporting on the settlement of Burmese refugees in the region. MARCH 12 MARCH 20 WINTER will be a little bit colder this year for Mount Gambier woman Lynsey Cutting after braving the hair clippers on Friday night at the South Aussie Hotel in support of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. to remove the hazardous material from the area at about 8am. MARCH 15 LIMESTONE Coast police yesterday seized and destroyed 423 mature cannabis plants following searches between Mount Gambier and Millicent on Wednesday. The plants were found in fi ve crops growing in the Canunda National Park. MARCH 19 THE Border Watch staff celebrated the newspaper’s third consecutive win of the “newspaper of the year” title at the weekend’s Country Press SA newspaper awards. The newspaper was named the best in regional South Australia with a circulation over 6000. Sports editor Rod Morris also won the award for best sports story for 2012. FREEDOM REDUCED: P-plate driver Sasha Zvirgzdins was among those who responded to new driving restrictions. MARCH 22 THE 20-year-old rotunda at Vansittart Park housing a cannon from World War I was knocked down yesterday as wild winds tore through the region. Wind gusts reached 95kph at about midday when a 15 metre tall Kurrajong tree was ripped from the ground, crashing onto the recently-repainted structure. MARCH 26 A MOUNT Gambier man had his vehicle impounded for 28 days after he was caught driving unlicensed in an unregistered and uninsured car on Wireless Road West on Friday. A RARE and starving seal (pictured) has been rescued after washing ashore at Port MacDonnell. The Southern Elephant Seal is believed to be from Macquarie Island between Australia and New Zealand. MARCH 13 COMMERCIAL Street is being given a facelift in stage one of a multi-million dollar revitalisation project. MARCH 14 CORRUGATED asbestos roofi ng was strewn across a small section of the Princes Highway at Compton yesterday after strong winds tore the sheets off the top of an old building. Country Fire Service and Metropolitan Fire Service crews arrived 4 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MARCH 29 FRUSTRATED South East dairy farmers took to the streets of Murray Bridge on Wednesday in a last ditch attempt to secure support for Australia’s ailing dairy industry. FINISHING TOUCHES: Council workers fi nished a new paved walkway between Commercial and Percy streets as part of a city facelift. MARCH 27 A MOVE to sweep in tight new driving restrictions for fi rst year P-plate drivers yesterday sparked a mixed reaction in Mount Gambier. MARCH 28 PLANS have been released for Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s overnight visit to Mount Gambier next month, which will be his fi rst appearance in the city for six years. CYCLE FRENZY: Tony Abbott was set to make his fi rst appearance in Mount Gambier in six years.
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