FIVE YEARS AGO
PAYMENT PROPOSAL SLAMMED
Griffith health professionals have slammed the federal government's controversial new $7 fee to visit the GP. Dr Elizabeth Dodd hit out at short-sighted measures which will leave doctors out of pocket as well as slugging the most vulnerable members of the community.
THIRTY-YEAR GROWTH GOES
Brett Brown has said goodbye to the shaggy beard and long locks he's sported for more than 30 years. His head shave raised more almost $7000 for Griffith Autism Support Group.
WOMEN'S RUGBY GOING STRONG
Griffith is again shaping as the team to beat in the Southern Inland women's rugby sevens competition after tossing aside the Temora Tuskers 25-10 on the weekend.
TEN YEARS AGO
CROSSING STRIKES AGAIN
A driver involved in an accident at one of Griffith's most perilous intersections - the meeting of Ulong, Olympic and Railway streets - has called on council to consider an urgent upgrade of the blackspot.
SHOOTER TAKES TOP HONOUR
Shooter Glen Castellaro has been crownd the Griffith City Sports Council's sportsperson of the year at a gala ceremony, after representing Australia at the World Down The Line Championships in Ireland.
UNBEATEN RUN CONTINUES
Yenda has continued its undefeated season with a 66-36 homeground victory over a winless Tullibigeal Lakes United.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
GREY BELT HOUSING CRISIS LOOMS
Griffith could soon become a "grey belt" with people aged over 65 set to dramatically increase in the next 20 years, potentially causing an accommodation crisis, a new government report says.
TEACHERS TO WALK OFF
Griffith public school teachers will go ahead with a 48-hour strike over state government plans to reopen their case for a pay rise.
WHEATLEY DEBUTS IN DREAM WIN
Former Group 20 star Aaron Wheatley made his first-grade debut for the St George Illawarra Dragons on Friday, beating Parramatta 37-6 against the odds.
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