ONE YEAR AGO
61 ex-servicemen had their names marked on the Griffith Cenotaph on this day in 2019.
It took Margaret Tucker eight years to finalise the project, with Theo Bollen completing five years of research using archives to see them honoured.
FIVE THOUSAND RAISED FOR MND
Graham Carroll, a 57-year-old truck driver from Hanwood, shaved his head to raise funds for MND research on this day in 2019.
A crowd of 60 gathered at the Griffith Leagues Club to see Tristan's Barbershop restyle the truckie, raising $5,000 in the process.
BARREN BOX SWAMP CRISIS
Land expert Geoff Sainty spoke out about outbreaks of algae in the water at Barren Box Swamp on this day in 2019.
The issue raised concerns surrounding dirty water running onto farms and through water systems.
FIVE YEARS AGO
GRIFFITH RELAY FOR LIFE BEGINS
In the days leading up to Relay for Life, Griffith residents painted the town purple with banners and flags on this day in 2015.
Locals raised a grand total of $13,500 for cancer research in the first two weeks of the new year, setting themselves a target of $80,000 to achieve during Relay for Life.
HISTORICAL PIECE PUT ON DISPLAY
Griffith Regional Art Gallery announced the showpiece of their annual exhibition on this day in 2015.
The 1908 watercolour painting by Horace Moore-Jones was acquired through a donation to Griffith Regional Art Gallery in 1985.
FUTURE OF CITY SHOW IN DOUBT
A desperate plea was made for volunteers to come forward and help rescue the Griffith show on this day in 2015.
A crisis meeting was held ahead of the 95th annual show, with members of the community urged to attend by secretary Juley Jackson.
TEN YEARS AGO
RFS APPLIES TO BUILD NEW HQ
The MIA Zone Rural Fire Service lodged a $1.02 million development application to build its new regional headquarters in Griffith on this day in 2010.
The desired location in the application was a council site on the corner of Wakaden and Crossing streets.
REGION HIGH ON BULLYING LIST
Alarming statistics uncovered that Murrumbidgee children were among the worst in the state for taking out Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) against other children, on this day in 2010.
The figures, released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, showed the Murrumbidgee area ranked third in the state for number of protected children per population.
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