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July 23, 2024

Return of the Scrubby Creek sheik

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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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Donations needed for pre-loved clothing charity sale

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Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

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Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

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Chad Morgan: Gollan Hotel, Friday; Northern Rivers Hotel, Saturday

Chad Morgan is one of the last pioneers of Australian country music, an Australian singer/songwriter known for his vaudeville style of comic country and western, his prominent teeth and goofy stage persona. In reference to his first recording with Regal Zonophone in 1952 he is known as The Sheik of Scrubby Creek.

A loveable larrikin, Chad has played all over Australia in all manner of places from boxing tents to trucks to clubs, to pubs, to rodeos, festivals, the Sydney Opera House, a circus and even Lismore’s very own Cock & Bull tent at The Show! Chad is a politically incorrect satirist who peppers his songs with Australian slang and humour and on more than one occasion has been described as ‘that disgraceful old man’.

False rumours of his death began to surface after an announcement on radio station 4GY. The radio station later apologised for the rumour and Chad is out to tell the nation that he has not fallen off his perch and is not dead yet!

He stars in Jimmy Willing’s Live In Hillbilly Heaven shows, Friday night at the Gollan in Lismore with The Real Gone Hickups, Ian Muir and the Rev Mclean and Saturday from 1pm at the Northern Rivers Hotel beergarden with The Pitts Family Circus, Ian Muir and Li’l Fi and the Candy Apples. Both shows are free!


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