Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

August

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

August

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August 1: There were fears Mackay may not receive funding for much needed roadworks as State Premier Campbell Newman slashes projects.

August 2: Itas announced Elton John will not be performing in Mackay.

August 3: Premier Campbell Newman visits Proserpine and Airlie Beach for a Cabinet meeting.

August 4: Marathon runner Benita Willis wonat let an injury stop her from completing in the London Olympics.

August 6: Emergency services search Mt Dalrymple after Sean Russell goes missing on a bushwalking trip.

August 7: The inquest into the fate of Hugo Barnett-Lonergan, who was lost at sea off Mackay on September 10, 2010, begins in Mackay.

August 8: Michael Helliar is called a bad neighbour because of his smoky barbecue.

August 9: Resource industry employers design enticing remuneration packages to attract and keep the right staff.

August 10: Rockhamptonas mayor visits Mackay for a tour.

August 11: An 18-month-old boy is airlifted to Townsville hospital in a critical condition after a crash that killed his parents, brother and sister.

August 13: The Nebo community is shocked by the loss of the Summers family.

August 14: Church group speaks out about missing man Sean Russell. Julie Marshall finds her cat shot in her front yard.

August 15: The community goes above and beyond to support brothers Matthew and Damian Summers who lost their parents and siblings in a horror crash.

Mackay worst sexual predator wants a chance at a normal life and two murderers vouch for him.

August 16: Three of four lanes in Malcomson St will be closed for 12 months while an upgrade is completed.

August 17: Rio Tinto expects to take at least six years to clean up the Blair Athol mine site in order to reclaim its $84million bond.

August 18: There is no state plan for the Mackay regionas infrastructure needs. …

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