ONE YEAR AGO
JESSICA CONLAN SELECTED FOR NSW
Riverina rookie Jessica Conlan was selected for the New South Wales under 17s team on this day in 2018.
The all-star athlete was chosen as part of the upcoming Netball National Championship, which was held in April of this year.
TWO NEW POLICE RECRUITS
Griffith Police Station bolstered their ranks with the addition of Alex Millen and Gerard Lyons on this day in 2018.
The two Probationary Constables hailed from Sydney, both carrying Goulburn Academy experience and eager for their first Christmas working in uniform.
MIDWEEK TRAIN SERVICE
A new midweek train service had Griffith locals excited on this day in 2018.
The train to Sydney opened a number of opportunities for Riverina locals, including personal visits, tourism and medical consultations with specialists.
FIVE YEARS AGO
LEISURE CENTRE GARDEN PROJECT
Griffith City Council and Sureway Employment and Training struck a partnership on this day in 2014.
The garden project at Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre was created to help unemployed individuals develop their skillset, easing their transition into the workforce.
DARLINGTON POINT TURNS 150
The community at Darlington Point celebrated their town turning 150 on this day in 2014.
The historic settlement on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River is well-known for camping spots, swimming, fishing, the red river gum forest and Altina Wildlife Park.
BANNA AVENUE ASSAULT
A Griffith man was taken to Canberra for surgery after suffering a fractured jaw during a serious assault on this day in 2014.
Two men were arrested in relation to the incident, with Police Inspector Anthony Reneker labelling the attack a "cowardly" offence.
TEN YEARS AGO
FIRST TRAFFIC LIGHTS INSTALLED
Griffith City Council gave the green light on installing traffic lights around the city centre on this day in 2009.
Many locals were opposed to the introduction of traffic lights, with most stating that Griffith was struggling to maintain its country town identity.
HOSPITAL STAFF PROTEST
Two visiting cardiologists made pleas to the Greater Southern Area Health Service to reverse a decision on removing nursing positions from Griffith Base Hospital on this day in 2009.
Dr Peter Bortz and Dr Charles Thorburn argued that removing staff would be a threat to patients.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS 'MIA'
The traditional pre-Christmas business rush had failed to hit Griffith as of this day in 2009.
Three consecutive interest rate rises and ongoing drought were to blame for the lack of spending, with many retail businesses being hit especially hard.
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