Community News

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Machine gun preacher Sam Childers back for Aussie tour

Machine gun preacher Sam Childers back for Aussie tour

SAM Childers - better known as the machine gun preacher - is returning to Australia later for a three state tour which will take in more than 40 venues.

Thu 8 Aug 2019

'Disaster': Mayor levels over water shortage

premium_icon 'Disaster': Mayor levels over water shortage

Southern Downs, and Stanthorpe in particular, facing the worst shortages of the five councils

Wed 31 Jul 2019

New tapas restaurant takes off

premium_icon New tapas restaurant takes off

Brazilian grill fires up for 'bite-sized' barbecue meats and cocktails at new winter restaurant

Official name of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

premium_icon Official name of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

THE name of the entire length of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has been revealed.

Iconic Warwick church gets a facelift

premium_icon Iconic Warwick church gets a facelift

IT'S the first time since 1974 this type of work has been carried out at St Mary's.

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Brothers dance hip hop against best on US stage

premium_icon Brothers dance hip hop against best on US stage

Two former Southern Downs boys are forging a career in the world of hip hop dancing, with their sights now set on toppling the world's best.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

New retro feel at diner on highway

premium_icon New retro feel at diner on highway

They're doing '50s style milkshakes, chilli dogs and there's a Jukebox rocking round the clock

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Free food and wine event a timely pick-me-up

premium_icon Free food and wine event a timely pick-me-up

Jobs at a premium and tourism is flailing, promotion of the Southern Downs has never been more important.

Wed 17 Jul 2019

New tech at farm to create 30 jobs

premium_icon New tech at farm to create 30 jobs

Fussy shoppers reason for new jobs on Granite Belt

Tue 16 Jul 2019

'New ground in lost production'

premium_icon 'New ground in lost production'

Stone fruit trees pulled out

Thu 11 Jul 2019

New bid for tin mine on Southern Downs

premium_icon New bid for tin mine on Southern Downs

Town could again be home to tin and tungsten mine

Families panic over proposed emergency water limit

premium_icon Families panic over proposed emergency water limit

'What are we going to say - the kids can't drink water?' Families to come to terms with 90 litre daily water limit

Wed 10 Jul 2019

New Centrelink boss has eye on Southern Downs' problem

premium_icon New Centrelink boss has eye on Southern Downs' problem

Meet the woman charged with the region's worsening job issue

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Council responds to claims its carting water

premium_icon Council responds to claims its carting water

Community is already 'under considerable stress', council says, amid water carting claims

Mon 8 Jul 2019

Bodies buried temporarily as room runs out

premium_icon Bodies buried temporarily as room runs out

Council says new space will be made available but it is little closure for families wanting to lay their loved ones to rest now.

Huge recovery for worker injured in horrific farm accident

premium_icon Huge recovery for worker injured in horrific farm accident

A 'quiet, community' man who severed both his arms last month is facing more surgeries after the tragic accident at Ballandean.

Fri 5 Jul 2019

PHOTOS: Snowflakes festival underway

premium_icon PHOTOS: Snowflakes festival underway

Popular festival starts with community day and two big days of snow fun to follow.

Community in shock at death of young mum

premium_icon Community in shock at death of young mum

A 'much-loved' member of church and business community leaves behind husband and four children

Why temperatures on the Southern Downs aren't official

premium_icon Why temperatures on the Southern Downs aren't official

Weather bureau has last say and negotiations are at a dead-end

Thu 4 Jul 2019

17 mums: Baby boom hits Southern Downs

premium_icon 17 mums: Baby boom hits Southern Downs

'Five of us met in the bakery and it was difficult to get all the prams in'

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