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Drugs Uncovered in Vehicle Stop at Tahmoor

Police conducting a stationary random breath test at Tahmoor have uncovered drugs during a vehicle search. Officers from the Camden Local Area Command stopped the vehicle on Friday afternoon along Remembrance Drive and found cannabis, weights, scales, prescription drugs and an ice pipe. A sum of cash and a modified metal pipe...

Lack of renal facilities highlighted in Bowral

  There are concerns locals in the Southern Highlands are having to travel to Sydney or Wollongong three or four times a week to receive renal treatment which isn't available at Bowral Hospital. This is despite hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by a local community group for a dialysis unit. Member for...

Disaster assistance now available

  Disaster Assistance has been made available for Wingecarribee Council and local residents, following last year's east coast low storm which damaged a large amount of infrastructure across the shire. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the funding is being provided under the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. To...

Partial Closure of Argyle Street

One lane of Argyle Street at Moss Vale will be closed for part of next week. Roads and Maritime Services will be repairing safety barriers on the bridge above the railway line. The work will be carried out for five nights from Sunday to Thursday July 27 between 6pm and midnight, An alternate...

The Tenant From Hell

The brother of notorious serial killer Ivan Milat is proving a handful for landlords. It's alleged Paul Milat refuses to pay rent, trashes properties and uses his name to threaten people. One landlord has revealed he'd been forced to take legal action to get rid of him three times. However Mr. Milat has...

Former Councillor: I'm Guilt Free

Former Wollondilly Councillor Ray Law says the cost of a by election is a drop on the bucket compared with what council spends on legal advice. Mr. Law who's a long time resident of Bargo handed in his resignation earlier in the week over a dispute involving council's organisational structure. A By...

Road Toll in Southern Region Raises Alarm Bells

NSW Police are pleading with drivers to take extra care on our roads after the death of two women aged in their 70's at Sutton Forest. Around 6:30 on Wednesday night the pair's sedan collided with a semi trailer travelling south near Golden Vale Road. The state's road toll is now 212...

Wilton & Mittagong Worst Areas for Speeding in the State

Wilton just to the north of the Wingecarribee has been named as the worst suburb for speeding drivers in the state. Police have released their end of financial year figures.. naming the 10 worst suburbs in the state for speeding. Meanwhile Mittagong in the Southern Highlands came in at number two. Police say...

Fatal Crash at Sutton Forest - Police Urge Motorists to Take Care

Police are pleading with motorists to take it easy on our roads. Two women in their seventies have died after a crash at Sutton Forest. Around 6:30 last night on the Hume Highway a sedan and a semi-trailer collided near Golden Vale Road. The driver of the truck, a 66-year-old man, was not...

New Food and Wine Cluster for Fitzroy Falls

The Fitzroy Falls Food and Wine Cluster will be officially launched next Friday at the Burrawang Pub. The area has a great reputation for producing award winning products, including sparkling water, pies and lamb. This will be the last of the rural clusters to be unveiled and the focus will soon turn...

Hospital Smashed by Flu Season

Bowral Hospital has been singled out in the most recent NSW Health Influenza Surveillance Report. The report shows in the week ending July 9 there were 617 people patients who were experiencing breathing difficulty. That's up from the normal average of between 431 and 515. Shadow Minister for Health Walt Secord says Bowral...

New Creative Art Space to Open in Bowral

St. Vincent De Paul Ability Links is opening up a new creative art space at Kazcare in Bowral on August 24. The new space is open to everybody, particularly students who've had to pull out of fine arts training at Tafe. Community Development Coordinator Felicity Oswell says there's a real demand for...

Aldi in Bowral to Close for Store Upgrade

The ALDI Store in Bowral will be undergoing a big store upgrade next month. The improvements will include redesigned shelving, expanding wooden produce bays, extended energy efficient chillers aswell as new point-of-sale displays and store signage. The store will close temporarily from 5pm Sunday August 6 and re - open 8:30am Friday...

Doodles Folly Creek Solution

Wingecarribee Councillors have given a conditional consent for an internal driveway to be built at a property in Kangaloon after concerns were raised about coal wash reject being washed into Doodles Folly Creek. The creek is part of the Sydney Water Catchment and has a sensitive aquatic ecosystem. Councillor Larry Whipper says...

Prestigious Appointment for Bundanoon Pianist

Bundanoon Pianist Barbara Griffin has been appointed the Director of Music at St. Saviours Cathedral in Goulburn. Ms. Griffin moved to the Highlands back in 2014 and has quite a resume having been an international professional pianist for more than 30 years aswell as being trained at Trinity College London and...

Bradman Birthday Forum Full of Surprises

Each year the Bradman Centre celebrates the birthday of Don Bradman and this year will be no different. The Bradman Birthday Long Lunch will be held on Sunday August 27 and there'll be four guest speakers including Gideon Haigh and Mike Coward to debate whether the art of cricket writing been...

High Range at Berrima

A man has returned a high range blood alcohol reading after being pulled over at Berrima. Just before 11pm on Friday, Police stopped the 25 year old's Toyota Utility on the Old Hume Highway at Berrima. The man from Colo Vale allegedly returned a reading of point 192. He was issued with a...

Witnesses Sought in Connection with Bowral Crash

Police are seeking information about a nasty motor vehicle crash in Bowral. Just before midday on Monday, a dark coloured Peugeot and white coloured Hyundai collided on Kangaloon Road, near the intersection of Aitken Road. The 72 year old female driver of the Hyundai was taken to Hospital, with a cut to...

CLARA to meet with Wollondilly Council

Consolidated Land and Rail Australia will be meeting with Wollondilly Shire Council over the coming days to speak about their High Speed Rail proposal between Sydney and Melbourne, via Canberra. A number of Councillors are also seeking more information from Infrastructure Australia and the Government about the proposed corridor, so that...