ONE YEAR AGO
BARRACLOUGH WINS MR MULLET TITLE
James Barraclough claimed the 'Mr Mullet' title for the second year in a row on this day in 2019.
His majestic long 'ranga' locks triumphed over other contestants at the Summernats competition.
HAY ENDS GRIFFITH'S CREET CUP REIGN
Hay ended Griffith's three year streak of Creet Cup defences on this day in 2019.
The out-of-towners bested Griffith with a 16-run win at Exies Oval.
EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT VANDALISED
Contractor Andrew Crotty offered a bounty to anyone with information surrounding who damaged his machinery on this day in 2019.
The vandals incurred a repair bill of $12,000 and delayed work for three weeks.
FIVE YEARS AGO
GRAPE GROWERS FEAR CHEAP WINE EPIDEMIC
Cheap wines overcrowding the market raised fears for local grape growers on this day in 2015.
The industry and price of grapes both declined in the decade prior.
RIVERINA PETROL STATIONS LOWER PRICES
After continuous complaints from MIA locals surrounding fuel prices in the Riverina, petrol stations finally "came clean" on this day in 2015.
The price of petrol was lowered by six cents, setting an average of $1.21 per litre at the time.
PCYC OPENS GRAFFITI ART WORKSHOPS
Children interested in graffiti art were given the chance to develop their skills on this day in 2015.
The end goal was to have a mural painted at Griffith skate park by April.
TEN YEARS AGO
DANNY GREEN RETURNING FOR FIGHT NIGHT
After an exciting pro-am fight night between Danny Green and eight-time world champion Roy Jones Jnr in Griffith, it was announced that Green was set to return on this day in 2010.
The fight night scheduled for May 22 looked to see both Danny Green and Vic Darchinyan ringside for the Nitro Boxing event.
SENIORS WEEK GETS A CASH BOOST
Griffith Seniors Weeks was given a kick start with a $600 funding grant from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Homecare on this day in 2010.
Griffith City Council put the funding toward a concert featuring Julie Anthony.
BARELLAN SHOW UNDER THEFT THREAT
Furious community members spoke out on this day in 2010, after thieves smashed their way into the Barellan showground for the fourth time in 12 months.
The thieves gained access to the main office building and destroyed locks, broke glass and stole alcohol, dampening centenary celebrations and causing thousands of dollars in damages for the show society.
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