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Crowds flock to new Coles opening

THERE was pandemonium in Wonthaggi this morning as the new Wonthaggi Plaza threw open its doors for the first time and many of those arriving at the centre made a bee-line for the huge new Coles supermarket which dominates the facility. People wandered from

Department has failed college, say parents

Student enrolments have been impacted by the impasse at the Korumburra Secondary College. FOR months and months, the Korumburra Secondary College Council has been pleading with the Regional Office of the Department of Education to step in and deal with a problem that has

Unlucky snapper season for some

Russell and Jamie caught some great snapper Thursday night bagging out easily in an hour.  Around the Bay By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo IT has been a strange snapper season this year so far with plenty of dedicated snapper

New hospital indicates healthy future, says Chair

Chairman of the Gippsland Southern Health Service, David Harvey, was able to report to the annual general meeting last Thursday that the Leongatha Hospital project is on time and on budget for occupation in October 2013. THE Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) will look

Off and racing at Woolamai

There’s plenty to interest racegoers at Woolamai. THE PICNIC racing season got off to a successful start last Saturday at Woolamai with some competitive racing, hot weather and fine frocks on display… and that was just the blokes! Traditionally the venue for pre-wedding festivities,

Determined Sophie vows to beat cancer

A fundraiser lunch will be held this Sunday at the Inlet Hotel Inverloch to raise money for Leongatha Mary MacKillop student Sophie Harris who is undergoing treatment for bone cancer (see details below). By Ash’lee Charlton “I AM going to beat this,” are the

60 more jobs at new Coles supermarket

Coles supermarket manager David Siutryk believes the big new store in the Wonthaggi Plaza shopping centre is great news for the town providing extra jobs a fantastic new shopping option. M044812 THE wait is almost over for Wonthaggi residents with a new Coles to

Lights out for the Starks

John Stark’s Christmas lights and decorations will remain in his garage this year, but he’s already looking forward to testing out each bulb for a triumphant return in 2013.G084812 By Gav Ross IT’S normally lit up like the most elaborate of Christmas trees, making

Almost ‘excellent’ our journalists are winners!

The Sentinel-Times’ journalism staff, including, from left, James Brosnan, Nathan Johnston editor, Danika Dent, Ash’lee Charlton and Gavin Ross were delighted with the newspapers’ success at the annual Victorian Country Press Association awards last Friday night where they won the State journalism award. YOUR

Bass Coast is cycling central

Just like the Tour de France devotees in the French Alps, Don and Heather Atkins provided some enthusiastic support for riders at Mount Misery during the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge. THE Bass Coast Shire’s reputation as the regional cycling hub of Victoria received a

Hospital surplus only part of the story

Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Gary Templeton takes his counterpart from Latrobe Regional Hospital, Peter Craighead, on a tour of the Leongatha Hospital work site last week. m124812 IF THERE’S ever been better news for the community from their local hospital than what will

Bus cuts hit country kids

Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell with students Camille Thompson, John Bastwrous and Hamish Bissett. All three students rely on the college’s bus network to get them to and from school. G024712 By Gav Ross A LOCAL principal has joined forces with representatives from other

Don’t talk about the farm rates

Phillip Island farmer Bill Cleeland chats with the Bass Coast Shire Council’s Geoff Nottle, an engagement facilitator from the shire’s planning department, about the potential for having six different land use zones in the shire. m144612 TWO subjects were declared off-limits when the Bass