FIVE YEARS AGO
SEX ZONE UNDER REVIEW
Griffith sex workers pushing to be allowed to operate outside the city’s industrial zones will be forced to wait months for a resolution. Council has committed to conducting a review of appropriate locations for sex service premises after three local sex workers submitted requests to be allowed to operate outside industrial zones in the latest Local Environmental Plan.
NEW CARRIER COMES TO TABLE
Efforts to secure an airline for the Griffith to Melbourne route are gaining strength after a successful meeting between Mayor John Dal Broi and a new carrier this week
FEAR FIRES DELIBERATELY STARTED
Five fires in as many weeks have a Griffith mother fearful for the safety of her children. Walla Avenue residents are convinced regular grass fires surrounding their homes have been deliberately lit and they want something done about it before they lose property or life.
DERBY GRAND FINAL
The Griffith Demons are not messing around over the MIA League grand final against Leeton. Captain-coach Steve McCanna has declared his full-strength side will be out to recapture the glory – and local bragging rights – that has eluded Griffith for years.
TEN YEARS AGO
SPEND, SPEND, SPEND
Local retailers and financial experts have urged residents to go on a guilt-free spending spree when millions in Federal Government handouts drop into local bank accounts from today.
NEW ERA FOR MURRAY-DARLING
A new era in the management of the Murray-Darling Basin has dawned after the Commonwealth formally took control of Australia’s largest river system.
OUTBACK SEALS DEAL
Westend Outback has been crowned the champions in this year’s basketball grand final after a thrilling game at Westend Stadium ended with the team beating The Area Hotel Dreads 61 to 48.
SIXTEEN YEARS AGO
OPTIMISM FOR SURGICAL SERVICES
Griffith Base Hospital management remains optimistic about maintaining surgical services despite the departure of doctor Vince Ferraro last week and the uncertainty surrounding the future of the town’s only remaining residential general surgeon.
MAVROUDIS STAYS ON
Ray Mavroudis has signed to again captain-coach premiers Yenda Blueheelers as it aims for its third consecutive grand final victory next season.
CLUB LEAVES GROUP 17
The Hay Magpies have withdrawn from Group 17 and will now play in the Goulburn Murray League, which is based in Victoria.