Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

December

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

December

Article excerpt

DEC 1: A coroner has recommended charges be laid against two men in relation to the death of a woman at Ten Mile Beach on January 27, 2011.

DEC 2: Former Grafton City councillor Arthur Lysaught has confirmed he will nominate to fill the vacant spot on the Clarence Valley Council, caused by the tragic death of Jeremy Challacombe.

DEC 3: A Grafton woman sick of putting up with teenagers swearing and fighting in her street instead of going to school, is wondering what authorities are able to do about it. Phone calls to police have yielded no results.

DEC 4: Yamba has been rated the second most popular destination in NSW, and the 12th in Australia, according to a poll conducted by travel website Trivago.

DEC 5: A senior correctional officer has been found guilty of serious misconduct following the 2010 death of a Grafton Prison inmate.

DEC 6-7: Grafton Men's Shed stalwart David Abrahams has been named NSW Volunteer of the Year, from a contingent of more than 100 finalists.

DEC 8: More than 20,000 Clarence Valley families are on the brink of financial crisis as rising rents and utility bills hit hard. At least 40% of the region's householders are unable to raise $2000 cash in a week.

DEC 9: Clarence Valley newsagents face an uncertain future, with a moratorium to protect their exclusive rights to the sale of lottery products set to end in March 2015.

DEC 10: More than $3 million in funding, 56 new beds, and other equipment will be provided to aged care facilities in the Clarence Valley thanks to Federal Government funding.

DEC 11: Construction of a second bridge for Grafton is in limbo with no word yet on when work will begin.

DEC 12: Yamba businessman Simon Dougherty says none of the three options proposed for the new Harwood Bridge and interchange will benefit Yamba.

DEC 13-14: Grafton murderer Andrew Mervyn Sumpton has faced court in Sydney for his first sentence hearing after being found guilty of murdering Michelle Roberts in her South Grafton home in 2012.

DEC 15: The prospect of Grafton Jail reopening as more than just a remand centre may have improved as the Australian prison population hits a decade high. …

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