FIVE YEARS AGO
DRIVE-AWAY CRIME RISING
Crime figures reveal crooks have motor vehicles in their sights in Griffith. While the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data shows an improvement in most major crime categories, from March 2012 to 2014 there has been a 12.9 per cent increase in stolen vehicles and a 24.1 per cent increase in stealing from a motor vehicle.
BREW LOOKS FOR LEGS
Barellan could soon be toasting the success of it's very own brew, if the dream of a local man comes true. The concept to create a brew unique to Barellan is the brainchild of passionate hobby brewer Stuart Whytcross and is five years in the making.
HUGE CROWD FOR GAMES
Thousands are expected to flock to Collina for the 18th Shaheedi Memorial Tournament tomorrow, with teams coming from near and far to battle it out.
TEN YEARS AGO
DES HONOURED BY THE QUEEN
Titan of the rice industry, local cricketing great, former shire councillor and a service club stalwart - now Des Cudmore's civic CV will have two new letters - AM. Mr Cudmore, 76, has been named on the Queen's Birthday Honours List as a Member (AM) in the General Division.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
LEON KEEPS FLAME ALIGHT
Griffith doctor Leon Thorpe honoured his home town and became part of history on Saturday by running with the Olympic torch through Melbourne. An emotional Dr Thorpe paid homage to Griffith after carrying the flame for 400 metres as part of the Athens Olympic Torch Relay.
DUMPING DOCUMENT CONCERNS
Griffith City Council staff will be asked to please explain a move last week which saw seven tonnes of paper dumped at the tip instead of being recycled.
SWANS CEMENT SPOT
Griffith Swans moved into outright second on the RFL table yesterday with a convincing win at home. The Swans totally outclassed Narrandera, winning the match 19-18-132 to 9-10-64, with brothers Michael and Rod Duncan leading the assault with five and three goals respectively.
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