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Bracks visits as Cat wakes

Mark HeenanPREMIER Steve Bracks passed on his best wishes to injured Cats’ youngster Tom Lonergan after he awoke from a medically-induced coma in Geelong...

Police fear for children’s safety at Ocean Grove

Alex de VosA man’s “horrendous” sexual display in front of young boys at Ocean Grove’s main beach has alarmed police. Bellarine Police Senior Constable said...

Ernie”s class struggles

Andrew MathiesonWORKINGclass Ernie Speight has never looked at books the same since a chance meeting with his wifetobe Marion at a dance back in...

Residents drive by car ti avoid buses

JANE EMERICKTORQUAY and Jan Juc residents are opting for cars instead of risking being left stranded by an “unreliable” bus service, according to a...

State land option for developer. Fear over servos

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG’S council has refused a developer’s application to buy council-owned land for a service station on Lovely Banks’ Plantation Road. But council now...

Close call on 13th

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG Environment Council wants authorities to close a road along 13th Beach to cars. The council has recommended the closure as a “more...

Tennis hopes bright future

Jane EmerickThe Surf Coast is now home to the Australian Junior Hard and Grass Court Champion. After winning Australia’s hard court title for girls aged...

Link for advice to schoolies says: How to get wasted

Hamish HeardA new Surf Coast Shire website to attract schoolies to Torquay directs revellers to information about “safe” use of alcohol and drugs. The shire...

Politicians scoff at new shire pledge

Alex de VosPoliticians have tried to douse the hopes of Bellarine Peninsula residents for their own shire. Labor Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville warned of...

Anger as council caught breaking restrictions

Alex de VosResidents have slammed City of Greater Geelong for breaking water restrictions during one of the worst droughts on record. The City has admitted...

Gotta have faith

Andrew MathiesonALLAN Toole had hit rock bottom by 1979. By his own frank admission, he was nothing more than a bum. “I was a drug addict...

Geelong online TV set for rebirth “soon”

Hamish HeardGEELONG’S first television channel is set for reincarnation after an earlier attempt to get the station off the ground ended in failure. Adam Tribe,...

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Supreme court threat in ‘bizarre’ fight for documents

A councillor's fight for "secret" shire documents could go all the way to the Supreme Court, she said yesterday. Heather Wellington raised the court option...