FIVE YEARS AGO
DEBATE RAGES OVER JUICY ISSUE
Tempers boiled over and accusations were shouted across the room when council debated the operating hours of the Real Juice Company on Tuesday night. The contentious decision to allow the local citrus processing factory a fresh stint of 18-hour operating days while it works to comply with fire safety and waste water regulations attracted a rare crowd to council chambers.
NEW HEAD FOR GRIFFITH HEALTH
Dr Elizabeth Harford has been appointed to the position of general manager of the Griffith Health Service. Dr Harford has been acting in the position since 2013 and joined the Murrumbidgee Local Health District in 2009.
The Group 20 under 13s representative side broke a 16-year-old record at the weekend by winning every one of its matches at the Country Cluster tournament in Leeton, accounting for Group 9 North, Group 9 South, Group 10 and Group 11.
TEN YEARS AGO
DIVINE APPROVAL FOR DROP
One of Griffith's most iconic wines can now add divine approval to its rich array of trophies, after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd presented Pope Benedict XVI six bottles of De Bortoli Noble One 2006 in a small wooden crate during an audience at the Vatican on Thursday night.
LAKE PLAN BACK ON
Almost a decade after the idea was first conceived, Griffith City Council has finally lodged a development application for its $8.6 million, 166-lot residential subdivision in Lake Wyangan.
FINALS HOODOO BROKEN
Despite suffering a heartbreaking one-point loss, loss, the Griffith Demons have reason to celebrate after securing its first home State League finals appearance in more than 25 years.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
ARMED ROBBER STILL ON THE RUN
A knife-wielding armed robber is at large after holding up a Griffith CBD business on Saturday night.
DOLE QUEUE LENGTHENS
Federal MP Kay Hull has blamed the drought on the poorer than expected job figures for the region released last week.
GOAL FEAST FOR SWANS
Griffith coach Adrian Burns set his side a target of 30 goals going into Saturday's game against the Eastern Hawks. Not only did they match it, they exceeded it with a crushing 144-point win over a hapless Eastern Hawks, Burns happy with the improved accuracy from his side.
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