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Security Guards to Return to Whyalla School

Security guards will return to the Whyalla Secondary College next term, after it was rocked by violence two months ago. The guards were employed at the school following a viral video which emerged of a violent incident on the campus, which resulted in the arrest of a 15 year-old and left...

Locals Urged to be Wary of Tax Season Scams

As people across the region file their returns, police are warning Eyre Peninsula residents to be wary of scams this tax season. The scams usually start with robo-calls claiming your tax file number has been used illegally and you need to speak to a representative via the phone. Alternatively, a recorded message...

Drink Driver to Face Court After Alleged Car Crash

A drink driver will face the Whyalla Magistrates Court after allegedly crashing into another car in the city. Early Sunday morning, police attended the scene on Playford Avenue, with officers alleging the driver hit a parked car and fled. A 22 year old Whyalla Stuart man was located nearby, who recorded a...

Local Groups Successful in Community Grants Round

Eyre Peninsula groups have been successful in the inaugural SA Power Networks 2022 Community Grants round. Over 120 community groups applied for grants, which focused on keeping the community safe, supporting a sustainable SA, supporting innovation for future growth and the local community. In the round, the Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce...

Pair Fined Thousands After Unfinished Building Work

A duo have been fined thousands after taking on building work in Whyalla while unlicensed, skipping town and leaving a trail of unfinished jobs and out-of-pocket consumers in their wake. A prosecution was launched by Consumer and Business Services against 48 year old Glenn Jeffries and 26 year old Brenna Willa...

Grain Producers to Discuss Impact of Severe Storms

Local grain producers are getting together later this week to discuss what and what isn't working on their farms, following the impact of severe storms at the start of the year. Partnering with Grain Producers SA, the Tuckey Ag Bureau and Buckleboo Farm Improvement Group are hosting tours, visiting farms this...

Jubilee Park Upgrade Works Start in Whyalla

Initial work for major Jubilee Park upgrades in Whyalla has commenced, providing new facilities for local sporting groups while also enabling the city to host major regional events. The project, made possible by over $400,000 in State Government funding and matched by the council, will see new unisex change rooms, amenities...

Home Owners Urged to Look Out for Mould During Winter

SA Health are urging Eyre Peninsula residents to make sure they eliminate mould growth inside their home, as the fungus appears during wet winter months as moisture levels rise. The most common types of mould are not dangerous to humans, however some may cause coughs, headache or skin irritation, trigger allergic...

Space Companies Explore Launching Spacecraft on EP

A number of South Australian space companies will collaborate together, exploring the launch of a spacecraft with an electronic warfare payload into space, from a local launch site. The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Southern Launch, ATSpace Australia, Asension and Inovor Technologies was undertaken at the SA Aerospace...

Two Drivers Caught Speeding on Lincoln Highway

Two drivers have been caught by police speeding on the Lincoln Highway over the weekend. Just after 2pm on Saturday, patrols stopped a 17 year old P-plater, after he was travelling at 146 km/h in a 110 zone at Midgee. The boy was issued with a six month immediate loss of licence...