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Stolen gun handed in at amnesty



A firearm, two magazines and ammunition (pictured) surrendered to police at the Mt Gambier Police Station as part of a state wide amnesty, was stolen more than 20 years ago. The weapon is among hundreds that have been surrendered to police and approved firearms dealers in the first month of the amnesty.

Inquiries have revealed that the items were stolen from a house in Mt Gambier in 1993.

“We know that criminals value these type firearms – and the opportunities they present to commit further crimes – so we are pleased to have this weapon handed in to us,” said Superintendent Kym Hand, from the SA Police Firearms Branch.

“This firearms amnesty means people can surrender unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms without fear of prosecution.”

The Firearms Amnesty runs until 30 June 2016.

For a full list of participating dealers and for more information:

Web: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-…/firearms-and-weapons .

Email: sapol.firearmsbranch@police.sa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 586 945 – Amnesty Information Line staffed Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Source:- SAPOL


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Abbie Golding enjoys the Pioneers game

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Pioneers No 35 Damian Johnson with Abbie Golding

by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

The Pioneers and Bendigo match in Mt Gambier Friday night saw the Pioneers win their 3rd straight Conference title to the delight of the team and their supporters but the most excited person in the crowd was undoubtedly 9 year old Abbie Golding. Big sister Kate surprised Abbie, an avid basketball fan, with tickets to the match.

Abbie was all smiles through out the match watching the Pioneers defeat  Bendigo 79 – 65  clapping and cheering for everyone of the 79  goals, however she particularly loved the slam dunks and was very happy to meet Pioneers No 35 Damian Johnson after the match who contributed many of them.  The crowd is allowed onto the court to mix with the players after the match and Abbie had her photo with Damian and the Cheerleaders. While thrilled to see the basketball, Abbie may have been just a little more excited to have her photo with the cheerleaders and is perhaps a cheerleader in the making.

To finish off a perfect night Abbie hung out with the cheerleaders and enjoyed a burger.


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Pioneers Cheerleader with Abbie Golding (Centre)


Mt Gambier doctors have 6 month extension to contract

Mt Gambier doctors, Mr McCuster and Mr Forbes future at the Mt Gambier Hospital has been the subject of negotiations with Country Health SA in recent weeks and today CHSA Regional Director South East Jayne Downs said both doctors will continue their services at the hospital for a further six months under their existing conditions.

Ms Downs said, Country Health SA has today provided both surgeons with documents to finalise this six-month contract extension while an Expression Of Interest (EOI) process is under way for orthopaedic surgery and emergency on call services at Mount Gambier Hospital.

 This arrangement means there will be no interruption to orthopaedic surgery and services will continue as normal during this period.

 Source: CHSA