April 2020

Published a story 4th Apr 2020 9:45 AM

Members of the Roma Little Athletics Club have thanked the McCoy family for their successful season. They say without them, the club would not exist.

‘No athletics without them’: club thanks their dedicated volunteers

Members of the Roma Little Athletics Club have thanked the McCoy family for their successful season. They say without them, the club would not exist.

Published a story 4th Apr 2020 9:41 AM

Meekah Schurmann was the only player from the Maranoa at a prestigious training camp for young basketballers. Her local coach says she’s driven to succeed in her favourite sport.

Driven young athlete on the path to playing elite basketball

Meekah Schurmann was the only player from the Maranoa at a prestigious training camp for young basketballers. Her local coach says she’s driven to succeed in her favourite sport.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 5:18 PM

Southwest police are on alert after a spate of firearm thefts in the region. They believe rural gun owners are being targeted by organised crime syndicates.

POLICE WARN: Rural shooters a prime target for gun theft

Southwest police are on alert after a spate of firearm thefts in the region. They believe rural gun owners are being targeted by organised crime syndicates.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 4:44 PM

Police had to be called when a man refused to follow social distancing rules, and began abusing staff when they asked him to comply.

CRIME WRAP: angry supermarket outburst earns infringement notice

Police had to be called when a man refused to follow social distancing rules, and began abusing staff when they asked him to comply.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 11:04 AM

Uproar from rural industries has forced the state government to reclassify firearms dealers as an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Quick flip on firearms dealers: guns and ammo now essential

Uproar from rural industries has forced the state government to reclassify firearms dealers as an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 2020

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 4:53 PM

Regional Express Airlines has announced it will shut down all Queensland services, leaving St George without an air travel option.

AIRLINE SHUTDOWN: ‘Balonne has lost its vital link’

Regional Express Airlines has announced it will shut down all Queensland services, leaving St George without an air travel option.

Published a story 31st Mar 2020 1:38 PM

ROMA police were called to the shops to break up two fights that broke out this morning.

Police called to break up fights at Roma shopping centre

ROMA police were called to the shops to break up two fights that broke out this morning.

Published a story 27th Mar 2020 5:32 PM

Our farmers deemed essential, trains and buses suspended, tourists warned to stay away: all this and much more is in our daily coronavirus update.

COVID-19 in Roma, Chinchilla and Dalby: all you need to know

Our farmers deemed essential, trains and buses suspended, tourists warned to stay away: all this and much more is in our daily coronavirus update.

Published a story 27th Mar 2020 5:13 PM

Trainers and jockeys’ travel is restricted, but it is good news for the Roma Picnic Races: more runners are expected to take to the track this Saturday.

Southwest racing under new coronavirus travel restrictions

Trainers and jockeys’ travel is restricted, but it is good news for the Roma Picnic Races: more runners are expected to take to the track this Saturday.

Published a story 27th Mar 2020 1:07 PM

Losing months of bookings almost overnight has been a blow for southwest moteliers, but one manager is finding ways for their remaining guests to support the whole town.

‘Cancellations until August’: Roma motels hit hard by coronavirus

Losing months of bookings almost overnight has been a blow for southwest moteliers, but one manager is finding ways for their remaining guests to support the whole town.

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