Fred Smith

77 written articles

Former bank on open market

The Commonwealth Bank is set to end a near 60-year association with Millicent. The doors of its George Street branch were closed...

Tarpeena timber product in sights for council office

Preliminary design work including the possible use of a new laminated timber product from Tarpeena is continuing on the proposed $5.5m office...

Millicent records property sale surge

The Millicent real estate market is booming with surging turnover and impressive gains in house prices. The median house price jumped 8.5%...

Saleyard stakeholders confident

Stakeholders associated with the Millicent saleyards are confident the ageing facility can meet the conditions set by Wattle Range Council for their...

Hospitality worker shortage hits region

Coastal eateries are not the only businesses in the hospitality industry having trouble finding staff with hotels across the region facing similar...

Extended communications outages hit Millicent

Telstra customers in Millicent and surrounds faced disrupted services for a number of days until the fault was remedied on Sunday afternoon....

History insight

The administrative head of Wattle Range Council will talk about a castle in Scotland when the South East Family History Group emerges...

Saleyards remain open

Millicent stock agents are confident they can meet the minimum yearly throughput of 8500 head of cattle set by Wattle Range Council...

Furner stud success

A complete clearance of almost 130 bulls and females was achieved at an annual Furner sale last week with the average prices...

Association members elected

There is an all-female leadership of the Limestone Coast Local Government Association for the first time since the regional organisation was established...

‘Sale saviours’

Millicent grazier Moira Neagle mounted a number of persuasive arguments to retain the local saleyards when Wattle Range Council considered the future...

Scathing verdict on court cut

The Millicent Magistrates Court is scheduled to sit on just five more occasions this year owing to an unexplained cutback by the...

Labor election bid

The Labor Party is currently seeking candidates for the seats of Mount Gambier and MacKillop in a bid to end a near...

Saleyards vital for regional community

A community lobby group believes the Millicent Saleyards should remain open for the sake of the mental health of its farmers and...

Pioneers women build toward return

The OneFortyOne Mount Gambier Pioneers women are ramping up preparations for the inaugural NBL1 season later this year and received a significant boost last week. Mount Gambier will play its first competition in two years alongside a...

Millicent ‘slam dunks’ finals day

Millicent enjoyed a dream Limestone Coast Basketball League finals day on Saturday evening after both Magic sides secured the prized trophies at home. Due to a COVID implemented shutdown of the Country Basketball League, Millicent, Mount Gambier,...

Season enters ‘night mode’

The 2021 Veolia Limestone Coast Women’s Football League turned on the floodlights last weekend after the season switched to night mode. To kick off proceedings in round 3, the first two night games of the season were...

Stewart straps in for big year

Mount Gambier’s teenage racer Jobe Stewart is ready to jump into the hot seat this weekend and begin the biggest year of his short career. After taking on the iconic Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst in October,...

Crunch time in junior cricket season

The fight for bragging rights across the Mount Gambier and District Cricket Association junior competitions reaches top gear this weekend when the Semi Finals begin. Places in the respective O’Donohue (Under 17s) and Sims Shield (Under 12s)...

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