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Mystery surrounds death of young Leongatha man

THE body of a man, believed to be that of missing, former Leongatha resident Jarrod Davies, 27, has been found today by police in Hobart. Davies was last seen in the Hobart waterfront area in the early hours of Sunday morning. CCTV cameras captured

When is gender relevant in recruitment?

By Michael Giles SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has appointed its first-ever female CEO. And it’s likely Kerryn Ellis is the first female administrative leader of local government in this area for nigh on 150 years. So, yes, it’s a outcome worth mentioning. She joins

Paw’s up for the off-leash beach

Thank you, Bass Coast Shire Council, for allowing a certain section of the Inverloch beach to be used by dogs off the leash (and owners, also off the leash!). It is a lovely part of the beach and my dog, Sam, and I have

It’s not perfect, but it’s better

I respect regular correspondent Bernie McComb’s democratic right to voice his opinion. I am not a wealthy person, but I would be prepared to donate a small amount of money to a fund that would pay for a trip to China for Bernie. When

Dog rules based on facts

Rob Humphrys offers good advice to councillors that they should base decisions regarding on-beach dog restrictions on facts (Letters, Sentinel-Times, February 4). Unfortunately, in providing statistics of people hospitalised from a dog related injury he forgot to mention that the vast majority of incidents,

Will it never end?

On January 20, both the TV and radio proclaimed another environment problem, amongst all the other man-made catastrophes. I had previously decided to refrain from venting my concerns in writing having failed, over many years, to provoke creative activity, even some awareness in the

Sustainable farming can be done best in Gippsland

FERGUS O’Connor – a beef farmer from Berry’s Creek near Leongatha – believes the vegan ultimatum of not eating all meat is, ‘utter nonsense,’ and is sure farming can be done sustainably. Fergus relates beef quality to supermarket egg options. “Everyone knows the supermarket

Around the Bay – 11-2-2020

WE have just about finished the organising for our fourth San Remo Easter Fishing Competition and will open up early entries this weekend. The competition has grown over the last three years and is becoming exactly what we started out to organise – a

Relax in the Glen

SET in the rolling hills of Glen Alvie, PBE Real Estate are proud to offer this four-bedroom home on manageable acreage. As you approach up the driveway, you are greeted with this character home that sits on the hill and enjoys 360 degree views

Ex-councillor Jeremy Rich to face 11 counts

– Case stays in magistrate’s court JEREMY Rich had a win of sorts in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court last Thursday. The former South Gippsland Shire Councillor was appearing to face 11 charges arising out of a drug bust at his family’s Walkerville grazing

Local swimmers test the best over the Channel

THE Channel was well sheltered from the strong south-easterly wind, however, the San Remo bridge was not, so for the 542 racers who took part in the 35th annual Channel Challenge it was a challenging yet enjoyable race. The day paid respect to both

Picture perfect for San Remo Channel Challenge

UPWARDS of 540  competitors swam across to Phillip Island and ran back over the bridge in glorious conditions last Saturday in one of the best San Remo Channel Challenges of the event’s 35 year history. And the winner, by the length of the San

Naked ambition pays off for Beach Bums

By Chris Petrie THEY said it couldn’t be done! That was enough to get Coronet Bay local Levinus Van De Neut rallying the support of local residents, who modelled in, photographed and designed the inaugural Beach Bums 2020 (nude) Calendar. Sales of this cheeky