FIVE YEARS AGO
CSIRO CLOSURE ROCKS STAFF
Griffith CSIRO laboratory staff have been blindsided by the announcement the site will close after the budget was slashed by the federal government, and are calling for Riverina MP Michael McCormack to stand up for them.
COUNCILLORS TAKE A STAND
Councillors Mike Neville and Paul Rossetto have taken matters into their own hands ti curb "vicious" violence leaving young locals "brutally broken" after a man was beaten in Griffith earlier this month. Cr Neville has ensured CCTV is constantly recording while Cr Rossetto pleaded with councillors to support a letter to MP Adrian Piccoli demanding better crime prevention.
CUP OF HONOUR
Griffith Blacks are pulling out all the stops to honour the memory of a club favourite with the inaugural Ben Groat Memorial Cup to go on the line at between the Blacks and Groat's other Southern Inland Rugby Union club, CSU Reddies.
TEN YEARS AGO
FREIGHT HUB TO SHIFT
Just days after a spectacular train derailment highlighted the folly of having a thriving freight terminal in the CBD, the NSW Government has announced it is poised to reveal the preferred location of Griffith's proposed new transport hub.
PUSH TO BAN THE BAG
Griffith retailers remain divided over the future of the humble plastic bag as one of the city's biggest traders, Target, "bans the bag" for good from today. Customers will be asked to bring their own or pay for a new compostable or re-usable bag.
GRIFFITH SCORES TON
The Griffith Blacks showed their flashy brilliance of old as they demolished arch rivals the Leeton Phantoms by an incredible 102 points on Saturday at Coro Club Oval.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
CRISIS ON THE HORIZON
The national childcare shortage looks like it could soon engulf Griffith, with some centres struggling to maintain their existing places.
REF CALLS OFF GAME
Chaos and confusion marred the conclusion of yesterday's Group 20 clash between Yenda and Narrandera when verbal assault from players forced the referee to cancel the game after just 22 minutes.
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