Renmark’s Lieutenant General RICK BURR was recently appointed Australia’s Chief of Army. Lieutenant BURR spoke to Murray Pioneer journalist JEREMY ROCHOW about his new role.
A LOCAL is warning Riverlanders about a new SMS scam that sees potential victims receive a text message saying they need to pay an overdue invoice.
TWO truck trailers were destroyed yesterday morning when a fire ripped through a B-double as it travelled along the Kingston Road between Loxton and Moorook.
Emergency services were called to the incident near Pyap Road at about 3.30am and found the A and B trailers both engulfed in fire.
A FORMER local has been promoted to the top job in the Australian Army after 36 years of service.
Lieutenant General Rick Burr assumed the role of Australia’s Chief of Army at a recent parade in Canberra’s Blamey Square, taking over from former army chief Lieutenant General Angus Campbell.
OVERLAND Corner’s Lock 3 typically contains about 8 million litres of water – enough to fit in about three Olympic-size swimming pools.
However, the lock’s chamber is currently empty as SA Water workers prepare to complete minor repairs and give the gate – which sits partially underneath the River Murray’s surface – a lick of paint.
A RIVERLAND school has made more than 200 beanies and raised about $800 for cancer research.
THE potential closure of the Renmark Neighbourhood Watch group is an “indictment” on the local community, says a Riverland police officer.
HOME security, police presence and petty crime were discussed by about 50 locals at a forum in Renmark on Wednesday night.