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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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OATH perform first stand alone gig Saturday night in Millicent


OATH – L to R. Jack Lane, Don Lucas, Chris Copeland and Terry Bishop with Ken Lane on drums

by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

Although the band OATH have been performing for over 3 years, Saturday night was their first stand-alone gig entertaining a 100 strong crowd at the Millicent Community  Club. For a group of friends who all loved music the step to form their own band seemed like a natural progression.

Starting out promoting themselves as  ‘ a band to be seen at a garage near you’ , their reputation has spread as they provide  a mix of Rocky Blues music for many functions including Beachport on Sunday afternoons, football club events, private functions and the community club.


The talented duo of Jack Lane and Storm Brooks entertained during dinner and with Storm joining OATH through out the night.

The friends Ken Lane, Chris Copeland, Jack Lane, Don Lucas and Terry Bishop clearly love what they do, describing themselves as Old As The Hills – OATH

Country Cabinet comes to Wattle Range in November

Wattle Range announced the forthcoming Country Cabinet program today saying:-

South Australian Government Ministers will visiting Wattle Range in November as part of the Country Cabinet program and will visit  Millicent on Novmber 24th.

This is the third Country Cabinet meeting this year, and provides a chance for locals to attend a public forum, speak directly with ministers in one‐on‐one meetings, or join the online discussion.

A luncheon with Premier Jay Weatherill and Cabinet Ministers will held in Millicent on Tuesday, November 24 for business and community members.

A public forum and barbecue will also be held at Mount Gambier High School on Sunday 22 November. The event is open to the public.

There is also an opportunity to meet a Minister, with a limited number of appointments for one on one discussions.

To register for these please go to: http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/deputation_requests/new