Mine Workers Respond to Flood

BY DI SNEDDON

When Bulga Coal operations manager Dave Foster explained the massive flood clean up facing neighbouring villages to the mine site, more than half the 100 workers listening to his words quickly raised their hand to help.

Flood Recovery Far from Over

Broke is a mess but not broken. This is the message from residents who are now dealing with the reality of the massive clean up following the flood event that caused catastrophic damage across the village on July 5.

Thompson Top of Leaderboard

BY DI SNEDDON

Votes have been counted from yesterday’s Singleton Local Government By-election and Danny Thompson is in the top spot with 2178 votes, a combination of pre-polling and yesterday’s numbers.

Extraordinary Exhibition Opens in Singleton

The Art of Being Here opens tonight Friday, July 15 and the story it tells about our history, the colonial past, the evolving change is something worth placing your eyes upon.

Message from Singleton mayor regarding latest flood

As extreme weather and flooding again affects our local government area and with evacuation orders in place, I encourage everyone to follow the directions of the SES and emergency services and to keep safe during this time.

Lifetime of sketches reveal living history of Singleton

From the historic Baroona mansion at Whittingham, to army cadet training and simple still-life moments, local Singleton artist Vivien Dwyer’s observations of the world around her over the last four decades are being celebrated as part of her new exhibition ‘The Art of Being Here’ to be launched at the Singleton Arts and Cultural Centre on 8 July. 

Clean up in Singleton

Emergency services are attempting to clear upper John Street in Singleton after a large section of the record breaking jacaranda tree crashed onto the roadway after this afternoon’s storm.

Olivia’s Royal Ribbon Ride

BY JEM ANSHAW

The Royal Easter Show is not a new event for Olivia Thrift, but this years event is one she won’t soon forget.

Return to normality for Scone Horse Festival

BY ALEX TIGANI

The 2022 Scone Horse Festival was one to remember. Visitors from across NSW flocked to our nation’s horse capital for a fortnight of fun and activities as hundreds lined the streets for the popular horse parade on Sunday, May 8.

Pledge Made for Merriwa Road

The Federal Coalition Government and the NSW Government have committed to rebuild MR358 between Merriwa and Willow Tree if the Coalition is voted in at Saturday’s Federal election.

Fire Fighters Open their Doors

BY DI SNEDDON

Singleton and Muswellbrook fire fighters had their hands full on Saturday with youngsters flocking to the stations to learn all about the real Fireman Sams in our community.

Meet the Candidate evening at Singleton

To ensure you the voter know how to make your vote count Business Singleton is holding a Meet the Candidate evening at Club Singleton on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 6pm.

Change in traffic conditions on Golden Highway

Motorists are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions next week on the Golden
Highway to carry out work near the New England Highway intersection, south east of
Singleton.
To reduce the impact on motorists, work will be carried out from 6pm to 5am starting
Tuesday 26 April. Work is expected to be completed in four nights, weather permitting.
During work hours, the Golden Highway will be closed and motorists will be detoured
via Range Road and the New England Highway.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead as the detour is expected to add up to 10 minutes
of extra travel time. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and
traffic control.
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or
call 132 701.

Pre-School welcomes Subpod

BY ALEX TIGANI

Singleton Heights’ Skallywags Pre-School community has welcomed a new addition to its site.

State Award for Muswellbrook RSL

BY JEM ANSHAW

Eight years of mutual respect and support between the Muswellbrook RSL Club and Muswellbrook Eagles Football Club has been recognised by Clubs NSW.

Hunter Shines at State Tidy Towns Awards

BY DI SNEDDON

Barely an award announcement at last weekend’s New South Wales Tidy Towns Award presentation was made without some reference to the Hunter region.

Singleton Flood Update

Emergency Service has issued a major flood warning likely for Singleton this morning and heading into the remainder of the day, potentially tomorrow.

Upper Hunter Flood Update

According to the SES minor flooding is unlikely along the Upper Hunter River at Muswellbrook, Aberdeen and Denman.

Jay Celebrates Another Great Year

BY JEM ANSHAW

If you feel like sold stickers have been going up on real estate for sale signs as soon as the pole is in the ground, you would be right.