NEWS CATCH-UP: Five stories you need to read from this week

IT HAS been a busy news week across the South Burnett.

To help catch up on what's been happening, the South Burnett Times has compiled a list of the top 5 stories that have made headlines.

Paramedics treat elderly woman hit by car

Paramedics were called to a private property at Murgon on Monday afternoon after an elderly woman was hit by a car.

AgForce secures map commitment after chaotic backlash

AgForce has finally made progress by securing a commitment from the Minister of Environment and Science to fully engage with producers on the protected flora trigger mapping, which created havoc for the industry this week.

 

Michael Guerin is stepping into the role of AgForce CEO.
Michael Guerin is stepping into the role of AgForce CEO. Contributed

'It will destroy your life': Young dad's wake-up call

Kingaroy magistrate Louisa Pink had a stern warning for a man who faced court on two drug charges this week.

"You know, and you should know, and if you don't you should stop and think about this fact, that if you do not stop this course you're on, it will destroy your life and your young family's life," she told the 30-year-old man.

 

Tyron Jade Bellerby faced Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 1 on drug related charges.
Tyron Jade Bellerby faced Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 1 on drug related charges. Facebook

South Burnett digital champion crowned

POPULAR South Burnett event MC and businessman Damien Martoo has been officially named an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion.

The announcement was made during BIEDO's recent launch of the 'platform, a Burnett Inland Business and Community Hub.'

 

SOCIAL MEDIA GURU: Businessman Damien Martoo has been named an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion.
SOCIAL MEDIA GURU: Businessman Damien Martoo has been named an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion. Contributed

Kingaroy's strong ties to Fitzgerald inquiry

ON MAY 12, 1987, Queensland Premier, Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen was considering an attempt to mount a campaign to become the Prime Minister of Australia.

Little did he know what was to unfold over the next two years.

At the time, the acting Queensland premier was Mike Gunn.

Following allegations of police corruption aired on the ABC's Four Corners program the previous night, Mr Gunn announced that he would call for an inquiry into the ongoing allegations.

Thus began the infamous Fitzgerald Inquiry.

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