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A kindness pandemic

Norlane grandmother and “silent achiever” Cheryl LeFevre epitomises what the Barwon Kindness Pandemic is all about, according to page founder Kezz McKenzie. “She is a...

Spike in local eye tests

More Geelong residents are experiencing eye strain from excessive screen time during COVID-19 restrictions, according to Waurn Ponds optometrist David Truong. Mr Truong said...

Relief on way with $300,000 boost

As “probably the youngest” support worker at Bethany Group, Mount Duneed’s Hayley Boehm is enjoying helping out during hard times. The 19-year-old has delivered emergency...

MY GEELONG

Shona McLean is part of a new community contact centre reaching out to residents in mandatory isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-term Geelong resident...

Early birds get bookworm

Maisie and Jack Kelly were early birds getting the bookworm on Tuesday, ahead of Geelong libraries reopening to the public on June 9. The Ocean...

From the Archives

  20 years ago May 26, 2000 Member for Geelong Ian Trezise has objected to the development of a rehabilitation facility in Geelong West for youths at...

Out and about

The Independent photographer Rebecca Hosking caught up with some locals enjoying the sunshine in Ocean Grove

Police search for pair after Avalon crash

Police are hunting two men after a stolen hatchback that one of them was driving crashed on the Princes Freeway at Avalon about 1.30am...

Briefs

One case active Confirmed Geelong COVID-19 cases remained level at 65, with one active, as of midnight on Wednesday, according to the Department of Health...

Council’s $1.7m food relief plan

A “landmark” $1.7 million investment over five years will help local families put food on the table, according to Geelong council. Council on Tuesday night...

Search off for $1.2m winner

A mystery lotto player who won $1.2 million after buying their ticket in Highton has come forward. The lotto player won $1,232,163.59 as one of...

Accused misses court due to test

Coronavirus testing prevented an Armstrong Creek man, accused of hitting and killing a cyclist, from appearing in court on Tuesday. Chris Hyslop, 35, was due...

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Woman dies after veering off cliff

A woman has died after the car she was driving veered off a cliff on the Great Ocean Road near Lorne about 1.20pm on...

A night to remember