ONE YEAR AGO
SAVE THE HOSPITAL RALLY SUCCESS
Close to a 1000 people turned out to Memorial Park showed up to listen to prominent members of the community strengthen the call for a new Griffith Base Hospital.
MASSIVE MILESTONE FOR WHITTON GIN
The Whitton cotton gin had one million reasons to smile recently. The Murrumbidgee Shire Community Experimental Demonstration Farm became the toast of the cotton industry last Tuesday after their cotton bale was the one millionth bale ginned.
FIVE YEARS AGO
FARM LOANS SLAMMED AS STUNT
A government plan to offer cheap loans to battling local farmers has backfired spectacularly amid claims it could cost up to $10,000 simply to apply. Local farming advocates have branded the package “bureaucracy gone mad”, saying the requirement to provide a five year business plan – and five years of tax returns – suffocated the application process in red tape.
HOONS HIT DANGEROUS HIGHS
Hoon drivers hitting dangerously high speeds across Griffith have been warned to slow down after a firey near-fatal smash at Narrandera recently. Griffith Highway Patrol officers have nabbed four drivers speeding at least 40km/h above the limit over the past two weeks – including a hoon tearing along Wakaden Street at 106km/h.
FUTURE BRIGHT FOR YOUNG REF
Whistleblower Dean Burge has set his sights on one day refereeing in the A League after an “eye-opening” experience controlling a NSW Premier League under 18s fixture in Sydney.
TEN YEARS AGO
NO ACCC HELP ON PETROL COSTS
As Griffith residents are still paying more than $1.60 a litre for fuel, area campaigners believe we have been abandoned at the petrol pump.
WEETHALLE SHOW WILL GO ON
Despite the on-going drought and some hard times, organisers of the annual Weethalle Show are determined the show must go on this weekend. Funding needed to run the 2008 Weethalle Show has been boosted by a successful ebay auction.