FIVE YEARS AGO
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Locals are set to save as much as $600 a year on their power bills after the Big Griffith Switch energy discount was released today. It has been a long time coming, but One Big Switch has secured a 15 per cent discount off usage and supply charges for all Griffith members and people will be able to make the switch from today.
GDFA’S BEST TWO STRIKERS TO LOCK HORNS
There is more than just the Griffith District Football Association minor premiership on the line. At long last, the competition’s two best strikers - Yoogali SC’s Dane Ballard and Hanwood FC’s Brandon Barski - will go head-to-head on the same pitch.
TEN YEARS AGO
1000 PER CENT MARK UP FROM FARM TO THE FRUIT BOWL
Local farmers have described the long-awaited Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) grocery prices inquiry as a disappointing toothless tiger. Griffith Citrus Growers’ secretary Louis Sartor, who has been a citrus grower for 26 years, is not surprised at all by the uninspiring result.
GRIFFITH TEEN THE WHEEL DEAL
On two wheels he’s one of the fastest up-and-coming off-road motocross racers in Australia. On four wheels he’s still on his L-plates, waiting to take his driving test in a few weeks. Seventeen-year-old Griffith local Matthew Storrier has been making a real impact in the Yamaha off-road series, with an impressive performance over the weekend at the latest stage in Horsham, Victoria.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
ARMED ROBBER ON THE RUN
A man brandishing a 20cm long kitchen knife threatened the owner of a store during a brazen hold-up at Yoogali. Police are still hunting for the man, who fled carrying a carton of cigarettes and a mobile phone.
RUSSELL SET TO ‘GRUNT’ TONIGHT
Russell Crowe’s blues rock band Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts will perform at the Hanwood Catholic Club tonight as part of the band’s two-night Riverina stop-over. Albury and Griffith are the final shows of the controversial band’s Australian tour.