ONE YEAR AGO
GOLFERS GEARING UP FOR PRO-AM
Griffith golfers were readying themselves for the Pro-Am tournament on this day in 2019, after the announcement that Hawthorn legend Robert Dipierdomenico would attend the event.
Over 200 golfers took to the green, with organisers pleased to see registration numbers on the rise.
FATTORE TO BRING LIVE MUSIC BACK
Local musician Robert Fattore swore to bring the sound of live music back to Griffith on this day in 2019.
The guitarist had been working tirelessly behind the scenes to revitalise music in the MIA, making the claim after it was announced he would play bass at Rewind in the Vines.
HOARE CHASING BOOK OF THE YEAR
Former Griffith resident Jeremy Hoare, also known by his pen name Jeremy Lachlan, was named in the running for 'Book of the Year' by the Children's Book Council of Australia on this day in 2019.
A strong advocate for children's active play, Jeremy's first novel Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds is an epic adventure novel for readers aged 11 years and over.
FIVE YEARS AGO
BOZIC HELPS LEAGUES TO VICTORY
A big second innings performance propelled Leagues Club to a memorable victory against Yenda on this day in 2015.
All-rounder Dan Bozic blasted 52 not out to help lift Leagues Club to 7/209 in their second dig, before taking a remarkable 7/11 with the ball to almost single-handedly roll the Jets for 60.
FOUR FROM YOOGALI BRAVELY SHAVE
It was announced that Yoogali Public School raised $8,000 by participating in the world's greatest shave on this day in 2015.
Nikki Callinan, Tanayah Crowe, Abi Cumberland and Christian Callinan all braved a new look in the name of cancer research.
CITY COUNCIL GIVES GREEN LIGHT
Tree Tops was given the go-ahead to extend working hours despite a number of objections at a Griffith City Council meeting on this day in 2015.
The new guidelines saw changes to processing operation and delivery times.
TEN YEARS AGO
SPEED LIMIT REDUCED ON TWO STREETS
Wayeela and Olympic Streets were fitted with speed humps and had their speed limits reduced from 50km/h to 40km/h on this day in 2010.
The changes came after years of lobbing to the Roads and Traffic Authority saw the streets designated as high pedestrian activity areas.
CRUNCHING NUMBERS ON MOBILE PHONES
A study completed by the Australia Communications and Media Authority on this day in 2010, revealed there were more mobile phones than people in Australia.
The results showed that there were 24.22 million mobile phones in service during 2009, while there were only 21.8 million people.
YOUTH FORUMS INTRODUCED IN GRIFFITH
On this day in 2010, an announcement was made that youth forums would be introduced into the Griffith community, in a bid to find out exactly what local youth wanted at the time.
The series of special forums were organised by Southern Riverina Youth Support Services in partnership with Youth off the Streets.
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