FIVE YEARS AGO
Griffith will be one of just three cities in the state to have a methamphetamine clinic. Alcohol and other drugs program manager Sid Barone said the service was primarily preventative and GAMS wanted to be proactive, not reactive.
TWO CHARGED AFTER ATTACK
A 17-year-old female sustained serious injuries when she was stabbed in Dave Taylor Park on Tuesday night. Two people have been charged.
SILA EARNS HIS STRIPES
Former Griffith rugby league player John Sila has moved from Canterbury-Bankstown to Wests Tigers after signing a deal for the remainder of this season and all of 2015.
TEN YEARS AGO
POLICE BLAST CCTV CHARGE
Griffith Local Area Command's crime manager Detective Inspector Paul Smith said he was deeply disappointed council had resolved to charge police for CCTV video and warned it could have a major impact on its fight against crime in the CBD.
NEW CHANNEL NOT ON THE RADAR
Despite radio news reports that Griffith was set to receive the new Channel 10 high definition channel One HD in coming months, executives from both Southern Cross Ten and WIN TV have poured cold water on the rumours.
NINE IN A ROW FOR YENDA
Wet weather proved no obstacle for the Yenda Blueheelers as they pulled off their ninth win on the trot, against the West Wyalong Malleemen at Wade Park yesterday, 34-10.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
END OF PLAY TIME?
Ardlethan Pre-school has launched a public appeal in order to keep its doors open as it faces an $80,000 renovation bill. Centre director Fiona Minchin said the facility would be forced to close after its next accreditation in 2006 if new government regulations requiring the preschool to build new toilets, a kitchen and craft preparation areas were not met.
OUTRAGE OVER TREE REMOVAL
Six mighty gum trees have been ripped out of Apex Park in North Griffith with no explanation provided to those who planted them, the Apex members.
'SEAL ROAD OR FACE DISASTER'
Fed up with the state of the "vital part of the infrastructure serving the whole of the Griffith community" is Carrathool resident, Robert Merrylees, who is calling for it to be sealed.
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