ONE YEAR AGO
RIVERINA FINISHES FOURTH IN CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP
Riverina entered into the NSW Country Cricket Colts Championship with the hope of defending their title on this day in 2019.
Despite their best efforts, they were unable to emulate the form that secured their victory in the past season, as they finished the competition in fourth place.
POLICE APPLAUD NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS
Police issued congratulations to the people of Griffith for throwing "well-behaved" New Year's celebrations on this day in 2019.
The crime-free start to the year was short-lived however, with a silver Ford Falcon being broken into at 12:30am on Griffin Avenue.
BUPA AGED CARE UNDER SCRUTINY
According to former Victoria Health Services Commissioner, Beth Wilson, BUPA Griffith residents were concerned their aged care home would be shut down on this day in 2019.
Formal complaints were issued surrounding living conditions, which resulted in the Department of Health issuing BUPA Griffith with sanctions that stopped them from receiving funding for new residents.
FIVE YEARS AGO
IDEA FOR POOL COMPLEX AT LAKE WYANGAN MAKES WAVES
Residents lobbied for Griffith City Council to build an outdoor pool complex at Lake Wyangan on this day in 2015.
The suggestion received a mixed bag of responses due to the location, but locals were all in agreeance that Griffith needed a 50-metre pool.
REDBACK ATTACK ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
A 17-year-old Griffith man spent his New Year's Eve in hospital after being bitten by a redback spider on this day in 2015.
The man said he initially thought it was a mosquito bite, as he was being attacked by insects at an outdoor party throughout the evening.
CITY BACKS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY PLAN
Mayor John Dal Broi said he would support a New Year's Eve community event on this day in 2015.
Griffith residents were excited about the prospect of creating an annual tradition for end of year celebrations, as the city failed to boast one at the time.
TEN YEARS AGO
BURNT BODY FOUND ON GRIFFITH ROADSIDE
Police asked for the assistance of the public in identifying charred remains on the side of Wilga Road at Willbriggie on this day in 2010.
Two men were sighted near the crime scene and three distinctive pieces of jewellery were uncovered, during initial investigations south of Griffith.
KANGAROO SHOOTING BAN PUT IN PLACE
The NSW Government banned the shooting of grey kangaroos in the Griffith area due to a drought-induced population decline on this day in 2010.
The ban came as a bid to replenish dwindling numbers of eastern and western grey kangaroos in the region.
TOP BABY NAMES OF 2009 ANNOUNCED
The Area News announced the most common baby names in Griffith for the year of 2009, on this day in 2010.
Aidan took top spot for the boys with four, while Ella was the most common name for girls, as three were welcomed into the world.
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