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news-headlines-08-05-19

News Headlines (08/05/19)

News Headlines (08/05/19)

In case you missed it - The latest news headlines on 3SH and MixxFM

Below are the latest news headlines for Wednesday 08 May 2019.

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Swan Hill Police catch several drivers with alcohol and drug offences

At about 1:00am on Saturday 04 May, a 22-year-old female was intercepted driving on Gray Street where they driver was found to be driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.056. A penalty notice was issued suspending the driver's licence for 3 months.

In addition, at approximately 4:00am on Sunday 05 May, a 46-year-old female was intercepted again driving on Gray Street where the driver was found to be driving with a blood alcohol level. of 0.088. As a result, a penalty notice was issued suspending the driver's licence for 6 months.

Furthermore, a 70 year old male driver was intercepted on the Murray Valley Highway .. where they were found to have a suspended licence and no registration for the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the driver taken to the Swan Hill police station where they tested over the legal blood alcohol limit and were remanded in custody.

Gannawarra's Sampson’s Bridge project delayed

According to the Gannawarra Shire Council, works to replace Sampson’s Bridge with a dual-lane concrete structure have been delayed and will now begin on May 13 .

The removal of the bridge, which spans Pyramid Creek on Kerang-Leitchville Road was scheduled to begin on May 6, but recent wet weather has impacted the project’s timeline.

Detours will be in place when works begin, with motorists using Kerang-Leitchville Road to travel between Leitchville and Kerang advised to use Greens Road, Cohuna-McMillans Road, Semples Road, Crichtons Road, Mead Road and the Murray Valley Highway.

The bridge replacement project is being supported by over $400,000 from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.

It is anticipated the bridge replacement works will take approximately eight weeks to complete.

Movember Foundation's MAYEIGHT campaign

Men across the Mallee are being urged to catch up with their mates today as part of the annual MAYEIGHT campaign.

It comes as a new survey reveals 1 in 5 Australian men aged between 18 and 24 don't feel they would have anyone to turn to if they were going through a tough time.

Brendan Maher from the Movember Foundation says:

"We are a little bit more socially disconnected and isolated in regional areas, but we want all local guys to step up and reach out to your mate. We want you to put in plans and keep those social connections strong. if you sense somethings up, speak up and let your mates know that you're there for them."

Business confidence falls in regional areas

New figures reveal confidence among the Mallee's small and medium businesses has fallen sharply in recent months, as concerns grow about the economy.

The latest Sensis Business Index dropped 16 points in the March quarter to a net balance of +34 points .. its lowest level since March 2016.

North Central Football League Preview

Heading into Round 5 of the North Central Football League, the two undefeated teams of the competition will face off on Saturday.

Following a 24 point win over Wedderburn last week, Birchip Watchem is sitting at second on the ladder, behind their opposition only on percentage. On the other side, Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers are sitting in top spot after a comfortable 96 point win over Donald.

Birchip Watchem has the advantage of their home crowd as both teams attempt to maintain their perfect start.

In other upcoming matches: Boort will try and get their first win of the season over Donald, St Arnaud will have a mid-table battle of Charlton and Wycheproof Narapoorte will have a tough task over Wedderburn at home.

Swan Hill Soccer Club

Swan Hill Soccer Club will be facing Shepparton SC this Sunday in Round FIVE of the Optus Championship.

Both the Division 2 and Women's side will be facing off against their respective opponent in Shepparton. With both Swan Hill sides having a bye last week, they will look to use that recovery time to continue their challenge for the championship, with the Women's side looking to snap a two-game losing streak.

For Division 2, they beat Spring Gully a fortnight ago 5-3 and sit at fifth on the ladder with a 2-1 record. For the women's side, they lost to Spring Gully back in Round 3 and are looking for their first win, having secured a draw and two losses. Currently, they sit at 12th on the ladder.

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