FIVE YEARS AGO
GRAND FINAL REPLAY LOOMS
It's been a long, long wait but bitter rivals Yoogali SC and Hanwood FC are dying to renew hostilities in Sunday's GDFA grand final replay at EW Moore Oval. The long-awaited rematch will kick off the new season, one that is again expected to be dominated by Griffith's two strongest clubs.
PEOPLE POWER SAVES PARKS
Jacka, Peisly, McIvor and Commemorative parks have been rescued from becoming reserves after community feedback on council's playground strategy. Six others will be reclassified and three playgrounds won't be replaced.
TEN YEARS AGO
St Vincent's and Mater Health is in discussions with the state government to take over the running of Griffith Base Hospital. The not-for-profit group is exploring the possibility of managing the public hospital before making a final decision on its plans to establish a private facility in Griffith.
PESKY PIGEONS WREAK HAVOC
Just months after Council called on the community to take a "proactive lead" in helping to restore and maintain one of its most "prized historical treasures", pigeons have taken over the Hermit's Cave.
Exies are Griffith's champions in A grade cricket for the 2008/09 season, after a solid win over Coro Cougars over the weekend.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
TOP COP TURNS A LEAF
After almost four decades fighting crime and protecting his community, Senior Sergeant Graham Eipper has donned his police blues for the final time. One of the command's longest-serving officers will spend his new-found freedom concentrating on his citrus farming pursuits and his role as president of Riverina Citrus.
PRIVATE HOSPITAL POTENTIAL
Calvary Health Care Riverina's CEO has told The Area News the future prospect of establishing a private hospital presence in Griffith were very real, with market research revealing there was a demand for such a facility.
RFL premiers Griffith Swans kicked off their title defence in the best possible way with a 109-point walloping of Mangoplah-Cookardina United-Eastlakes at Exies on Saturday night.
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