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COVID Death Toll Rises Again

COVID Death Toll Rises Again

Queensland’s death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 85 following the announcement of the latest 13 deaths on Friday morning.

Man Killed In Crash

Man Killed In Crash

A 21-year-old man died on Tuesday after his car ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. 

Speedway Action Takes Off!

Speedway Action Takes Off!

The 10th annual Kings Royal weekend – the biggest event on the South Burnett Speedway Club’s annual calendar – roars into action on Friday at the Kingaroy Showgrounds.

Search For Girl Scaled Back

Search For Girl Scaled Back

The search for a 14-year-old schoolgirl swept away by floodwaters at Booubyjan during the early hours of January 8 is being scaled back.

Flames Gut Kingaroy Hostel

Flames Gut Kingaroy Hostel

The former QCWA Hostel in Kingaroy – currently being used as crisis accommodation for young people – was gutted by fire early on Wednesday morning.

Australia Day Awards Postponed

Australia Day Awards Postponed

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in the South Burnett has forced Council to postpone its official Australia Day awards ceremony.

Man Charged Over Break-In

Man Charged Over Break-In

Police have charged a man over an alleged break-and-enter at Tablelands last week.

Seven More COVID Deaths

Seven More COVID Deaths

Seven more deaths from COVID-19 – the highest one day total so far during the pandemic in Queensland – were announced by Health Minister Yvette D’Ath on Monday.

Truck Driver Injured

Truck Driver Injured

A truck driver suffered head injuries after a B-Double rolled on the Bunya Highway near Wondai in the early hours of Saturday.

COVID Number Hits 500

COVID Number Hits 500

The number of recent COVID-19 cases in the South Burnett and Cherbourg areas is now likely to be greater than 500.

Deadliest Day In Queensland

Deadliest Day In Queensland

Queensland has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far with six deaths added to the tally.

Man Charged Over SES Break-In

Man Charged Over SES Break-In

A 22-year-old Wondai man has been charged with the theft of a 4WD and items from the Wondai SES shed last week.

Kingaroy Celebrations Cancelled

Kingaroy Celebrations Cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another event, with the announcement that Kingaroy’s Australia Day celebrations in Memorial Park have been scrapped.

Man Injured In Crash

Man Injured In Crash

Paramedics assessed two men and a teenage boy after a single-vehicle crash at Benarkin in the early hours of Wednesday.

Case Numbers Climb Slightly

Case Numbers Climb Slightly

Reported new cases of COVID in the South Burnett and Cherbourg regions appear to be slowing, with just three announced by Cherbourg Council on Tuesday.

Man Charged Over Graffiti

Man Charged Over Graffiti

A 29-year-old Kingaroy man faces multiple charges after a spate of graffiti sprung up around Kingaroy at the weekend.

Woman Hurt In Crash

Woman Hurt In Crash

A woman aged in her 60s was transported to Kingaroy Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries after a single-vehicle crash on the D’Aguilar Highway on Tuesday morning.