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Senior Constable Charged in Connection with Incident at Bowral

A Senior Constable attached to a specialist Command has been charged in connection with an off duty incident in the Southern Highlands. Back on February 25 this year, the 30 year old man allegedly refused to leave a licensed premises on Centennial Road in Bowral. Following an investigation by Police from the...

Police Officer's Fingers Bitten at Mittagong

A man has been charged with allegedly assaulting Police and drug possession at Mittagong. Around 11am yesterday Police tried to speak with a 29 year old from Bargo in the car park of the Highlands Hub Shopping Complex. They then began to carry out a body search when the man put a...

Hume MP to visit Southern Villages

Hume MP Angus Taylor will be making a visit to the southern villages in the Highlands on Saturday. Mr. Taylor will be outside the Exeter General Store from 10am, the Jumping Rock Cafe in Bundanoon from 11:30am and the Wingello Village Store from 1pm. He's especially keen to hear from residents about...

Water NSW asks Hume Coal to address Key Concerns

Water NSW has raised significant concerns about the water modelling used by Hume Coal in its Environmental Impact Statement and has accused the mining exploratory company of underestimating the mine's impact on groundwater levels. The agency says unless, the water intake is properly managed and accounted for, the project may significantly...

New Technology to Diagnose Flu Earlier

Bowral is one of a number of hospitals in the state to receive advanced diagnostic technology, which will enable clinicians to diagnose the flu in under four hours instead of four days. The announcement comes just days after it was revealed the south west of Sydney and the Southern Highlands are...

Hume MP Welcomes New Party Reforms

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is welcoming new reforms to the Liberal Party which will allow members to have a say in pre - selections. 61 per cent of members voted in favour of the Abbott Warringah motion which will curb factional interference and change the way candidates are chosen. Mr....

RIP Geoff Mack

Tributes are flowing for the man who wrote the lyrics to " I've Been Everywhere " which included a reference to Mittagong in the Southern Highlands. 94 year old Geoff Mack died on the Gold Coast on Friday. He wrote the song in 1959 and Lucky Starr turned it into a hit...

Bowral Public School to Celebrate 150 Years

Bowral Public School will soon be celebrating 150 years. On September 9, the Back to Bowral Ball is taking place at the Mittagong RSL Club and former student Craig Reucassel, from the Chaser has been named the MC for the night. President of the School Council Nicole Smith says they're trying to...

Steve Jacobs Does the Weather from Berrima

The Southern Highlands has received some great exposure after an appearance by the Today Show at Berrima yesterday morning. Weather man Steve Jacobs crossed back to the studio in Sydney six times from the Surveyor General Inn and the Courthouse. Trish Bow from Destination Southern Highlands says everyone managed to brave the...

Residents Asked to be Honest in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Wingecarribee Council is currently carrying out a customer satisfaction survey. Over the next week Micromex research will be calling around 400 residents to get feedback on a number of issues. Information gathered will be reported back to Councillors, to track progress and look at opportunities for future improvement including council's corporate programs. Locals...