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Thomas Francis Lavelle passed peacefully on 17th of November, 2023 aged 87 years.
Devoted husband to Rosemary,
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TWO reports were made today for the Scone Mountain fire ground, one this morning from Noblet Road and another this afternoon from Figtree Gully.
By Graham Turvey
There was an excellent attendance of twenty Vets at Murrurundi Golf Club on Tuesday,
POLICE have held a media conference in Lismore, in relation to the death of a woman in her 60s at Sydney Street,
By Lyn Banks
In a big weekend of golf at Scone the men’s championships for 2023 concluded.
NSW Rural Fire Service has issued an advice alert for Glen Creek Road, Segenhoe.
Locals in the area have described it as a small flare up and a fire crew is in attendance.
THE steady rain on Thursday night was a welcome relief to douse the fire ground,
THERE is a high fire danger for today and tomorrow throughout the Greater Hunter.
A trough is moving through New South Wales and a cold front will be brushing the south-east of the state.
THE Rural Fire Service was thankful to the Scone community for the support shown to their fire crews throughout the Scone Mountain fire.
LAST night the Upper Hunter received some desperately needed rain, with the fire ground of Scone Mountain measuring more than 20 mm.
TOMORROW the 18th Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza, the largest beef cattle event in Australia, will begin at White Park,
ALTHOUGH only a sprinkle of rain has made its way to Scone, the cooler conditions and cloud cover are a welcome relief for firefighters and residents.
A grass fire has been reported on Bunnan Road, Owen’s Gap, west of Scone.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has advised there is no immediate danger,
By Graham Turvey
It was a very pleasant morning for the thirty Vets who came to Aberdeen Golf Club on October 24,
The New England Highway is closed in both directions near Ravensworth due to a grass fire.
THE community can drop-off sports drinks and water to the Green Seed Grocer, for delivery to firies.
THE NSW Rural Fire Services have just confirmed the Scone Mountain fire has broken the northern containment line and is headed east to Glen Creek Road.
By Lyn Banks
On Saturday, October 21 at Scone Golf Course the men’s championships commenced.
TODAY is predicted to be the worst day for the fire on Scone Mountain, with the highest danger between 10am and 8pm.
On Monday, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone to airlift a man in his 20s who injured his leg after falling from a horse.
RESIDENTS in Widden Close, Scone thought the country behind them was largely burnt out but were surprised how quickly a spot fire took hold yesterday evening.
THE NSW Rural Fire Service said favrouable conditions yesterday helped fire fighting efforts, but erratic winds today mean residents need to be prepared.
THE NSW Rural Fire Service has just issued an alert for Widden Close, Scone, which backs onto Scone Mountain area.
NSW Rural Fire Service said the fire has burnt down to Gundy Road in several places including the intersection of Segenhoe Road and to the east,
THE weather this week in the Upper Hunter area, does not bode well for fire activity.
A Parliamentary petition calling for an investigation and consideration of administration for the Upper Hunter Shire Council closes today.
RESIDENTS have advised power has been restored to the Segenhoe area.
It is a welcome relief as residents can now use their pumps to protect their homes.
THE NSW Rural Fire Service has advised of a new fire at Ranch Road in Scone,
NO homes have been reported lost from the fire to date, thanks to an amazing effort from fire services,
THE NSW Rural Fire Service have advised there is heightened fire activity in the south-western area of the fire zone,
AN anonymous person posted to a Scone Community Facebook page today that a 12-year-old boy had been arrested in relation to the fire in Scone.
RESIDENTS of Segenhoe are breathing a small sigh of relief as fire crews from the property protection unit arrive at all properties near the containment lines,
THE NSW Rural Fire Service have advised the fire threat has reduced from shelter in place to watch and act.
NSW Rural Fire Services have just confirmed they are issuing a SHELTER IN PLACE warning for all residents east of Scone,
A grass fire at the base of Scone Mountain was reported 30 minutes ago, is estimated to be across 50 hectares and is listed as out of control.
A local pilot has just landed safely at Scone Airport, after a tyre blew on take off.
A local man lost his Stihl chainsaw today at 11:30am, approximately 1 kilometre south of Gundy.
The petition closes on Monday,
LOCAL resident, Patricia Taylor, has organised an ePetition with the New South Wales government, calling for an investigation into the Upper Hunter Shire Council, and consideration of an administrator. Read and sign the petition: ePetition for investigation into UHSC. Learn more about the petition…here.
RECENTLY I received news that a family member has a serious health issue and I have made the decision to apply for leave from Council.
THE Council has confirmed they have not signed a contract with the preferred tenderer for the Merriwa-Willow Tree Road,
Council has confirmed they were “confused” by my questions pertaining to $37million in loans, which is why they couldn’t answer.
WHILE the airport cost $1.6million last year, Council’s general manager, Greg McDonald told a recent community meeting it was important to continue with the project since approximately 34 families rely on the airport for employment.
THE deficit for the last financial year for the airport has blown out to -$1.6million.
THE sale yards is in the red for a further -$498,778 for the last financial year,
Last month approximately $27million of last year’s $51.9million was reported unspent by Council. With the state of the roads,
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