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Locals Fear Budget Cuts

Locals Fear Budget Cuts

Welfare agencies in the South Burnett are in state of shock as the possible ramifications of last week’s State Budget start to sink in. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, industry insiders have told southburnett.com.au they are anxious the knife is being taken to programs that service some of the region’s most vulnerable residents.

Fetes Full Of Fun Times

Fetes Full Of Fun Times

It’s springtime and it seems that fetes are in the air … two South Burnett schools held their annual fetes at the weekend and both looked to be big successes.

Drunk ‘Stopped Football Match’

A drunken spectator whose behaviour was so bad that a referee had to stop a junior rugby league match was sentenced to 80 hours community service when he appeared in Murgon Magistrates Court today.

Teachers To Meet

South Burnett teachers will be taking part in the Queensland-wide “Day of Action” tomorrow as part of a union campaign against public sector job losses.

Tewantin Man Charged Over Fires

Charges against a Tewantin man over fires in the Durong area have been adjourned in Murgon Magistrates’ Court.

Council Working To Preserve Heritage

Council Working To Preserve Heritage

South Burnett Regional Council has been working with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to identify Council-owned sites which may be architecturally or socially significant to Queensland’s history.

Thank You From Chopper

Thank You From Chopper

Recently appointed AGL Action Rescue Helicopter CEO David Donaldson visited Kingaroy and Murgon

Teys Installs Unique Recycling Plant

Teys Installs Unique Recycling Plant

A plant currently currently being commissioned at Teys Brothers Murgon to remove salt from waste water could have implications for the burgeoning coal seam gas industry.

Working Together For A Bright Future

Working Together For A Bright Future

Murgon State High School this evening hosted the official launch of MRAEL’s new Indigenous Employment and Training Project.

Amy Named Student Of The Year

Amy Named Student Of The Year

Kingaroy State High School student Amy Harch was named Quota International’s Student of The Year at the District finals held in Murgon on Saturday.

History Heads Out On The Highway

History Heads Out On The Highway

If you were out and about on any of the local highways at the weekend, you would probably have noticed small processions of unusual vehicles enjoying a spot of motoring in the sunshine.

PCYC Enjoys Friday Night Success

PCYC Enjoys Friday Night Success

The South Burnett Police-Citizen Youth Club’s Friday Night Live project looks set to continue into the future following the success of the initial six-month trial.

Students Compete For $2000 Bursary

Murgon’s Quota International club will be hosting the District finals of the organisation’s Student of the Year competition on Saturday (August 4).

Forced Evictions ‘Never Considered’

Minister for Housing and Public Works Bruce Flegg said yesterday forced eviction of Queensland public housing tenants is not – and never was – being considered by the State Government.

Employers Invited To Careers Market

Four South Burnett high schools – Murgon, Nanango, St Mary’s Catholic College and Kingaroy – are working together to stage a Careers Market in the Kingaroy State High School Indoor Sports Centre on August 2.

$269,000 Grants To Local Groups

South Burnett community groups have received more than $269,000 in Community Benefit grants announced today by the State Government.

Robyn Helps Parents Believe They Can Achieve

Robyn Helps Parents Believe They Can Achieve

When Robyn Green rocks up to see the struggling South Burnett families she’s been assigned to help, many recognise her.

It’s Deadly Cool To Go Back To School

It’s Deadly Cool To Go Back To School

Murgon State High School is encouraging teenagers who’ve dropped out of school to have another go.

New Group Provides Support For Carers

New Group Provides Support For Carers

A recently formed group which offers companionship and support for carers will meet again in Murgon and Kingaroy next week.

Woman Knocked Over By Truck

A 65-year-old woman was taken to Murgon Hospital as a precautionary measure this morning after she was knocked over by a vehicle reversing at low speed in Lamb Street, Murgon.

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?

Tee Off For The SES In Murgon On Saturday

The Murgon SES Support Group will be holding its annual Golf Day at the Murgon Golf Course from 7:00am until late on Saturday afternoon (the last tee-off is at 1:30pm).

A Small Thank You For<br> A Lifetime Of Service

A Small Thank You For
A Lifetime Of Service

Former Murgon Mayor Bill Roberts has been honoured with the official naming of a footbridge in Murgon

Murgon High Celebrates Success

Murgon High Celebrates Success

Murgon State High School celebrated it successes with an Education Week breakfast and activities on Wednesday.