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Crown Drops Arson Charges

Two Cherbourg men who were held in custody for seven months have been released after the Crown dropped charges against them.

St Mary’s Cooks Up A Classic

St Mary’s Cooks Up A Classic

St Mary’s Catholic College senior drama students took on the challenging task of performing Macbeth

Elders Go Back To School

Elders Go Back To School

Grandparents from far and wide attended a special Grandparents Morning at St John’s Lutheran Primary School last week to experience what it’s like to be a student in the 21st century.

Pantry Banks On Volunteer Helpers

Pantry Banks On Volunteer Helpers

Mal Holmes is a man on a mission … he’s travelling from town to town to help set up food banks to assist the needy get nourishing food at an affordable price.

Our Best Towns To Suffer A Heart Attack

If you suffered a heart attack in the South Burnett, which towns would give you greatest chance of survival? And which towns would you prefer NOT to be in?

Red Ants Win Wondai Armwrestle

Red Ants Win Wondai Armwrestle

Blackbutt’s Ian “Bunny” Pearce Oval hosted three South Burnett Premier League matches on Saturday. The triple header featured clashes between Wondai and Kingaroy, Nanango and Murgon, and Cherbourg and Blackbutt.

Kids Have A Ball With Music

Kids Have A Ball With Music

Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club is bringing the ZOVA music program to the South Burnett to help kids improve their football skills

Brave Performance From Young Eagles

Brave Performance From Young Eagles

A good crowd of enthusiastic supporters filled the stand at Murgon Sportsground on Saturday and Sunday to cheer on the South Burnett U15 squad taking part in the 47th Battalion Carnival.

Blackbutt Buzzes With Pride

Blackbutt Buzzes With Pride

Blackbutt’s Friends of Cultcha arts group helped local residents celebrate Queensland Week by holding a mini-festival in the State’s honour today.

Range Re-Opening Delayed

Today’s planned re-opening of the D’Aguilar Highway to two lanes across the Blackbutt Range has been delayed.

Nanango Roadworks To Begin Next Week

Reconstruction of the Nanango-Brooklands Road will begin next Tuesday, the South Burnett Regional Council advised today.

New-Look Tourism Group Moves Closer

New-Look Tourism Group Moves Closer

The current regional tourism organisation promoting the South Burnett will cease to exist at the end of the month as the Southern Downs and Granite Belt merger moves a step closer, but the process seems to have claimed one more scalp.

$180,000 Grants To Beat Crime

Applications to the Suncorp Insurance and the Queensland Police Service “Safer Queensland Community” grants program are now open.

Crash Blocks New England Highway

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal traffic crash on the New England Highway, one kilometre south of Hampton.

Kingaroy’s Betta Is Best …

Kingaroy’s Betta Electrical store has won the prestigious “Small Branded Retailer of the Year” award at its group’s annual conference being held this week in California.

Reconciled To Having Fun

Reconciled To Having Fun

Last week’s wet weather delayed it a bit, but this Reconciliation Week get-together should still be fun.

Josie’s Making A Marathon Effort

Josie’s Making A Marathon Effort

Twelve years ago Kingaroy woman Josie Potter suddenly lost the use of her legs and her left arm. The symptoms grew worse over a period of just six hours. She couldn’t swallow and lost her eyesight …

Can You Foster A Child?

South Burnett CTC is looking for people willing to become part of their Partners In Foster Care team to provide a safe and secure environment for children and young people.

Court-Ordered Workers Need Jobs

Court-Ordered Workers Need Jobs

The State Government is asking not-for-profit groups in the South Burnett to put up their hands to provide community service projects for offenders.

Hard Work and Persistence<br> Will Pay Off, Jobseekers Told

Hard Work and Persistence
Will Pay Off, Jobseekers Told

The right path for indigenous jobseekers hoping to securing a job in the booming resource sector was all about hard work, persistence and asking as many questions as possible.

AgForce Is Looking For Winners

AgForce Is Looking For Winners

Are you an innovative red meat producer? Do you know of a restaurant that serves outstanding beef or lamb? Do you know someone who is a future leader of the red meat industry?

Farmers Seek Urgent Briefing
Over Native Title Changes

The National Farmers’ Federation is seeking “an immediate and full briefing” from the Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon over proposed changes to Native Title legislation announced today.

Venus Viewers Gather At Maidenwell

Venus Viewers Gather At Maidenwell

Astronomer James Barclay is expecting between 300 and 500 people to pass through the doors of his observatory at Maidenwell today to observe the rare Transit of Venus.

Cadets Set Their Sights On Canberra

Cadets Set Their Sights On Canberra

It was cold and wet but they soldiered on … but what would you expect? They’re a Cadet Unit after all!