A tree felled by contractors this morning at Agnes Water. Indigenous locals say the trees are on a sacred site and they weren't consulted.
A tree felled by contractors this morning at Agnes Water. Indigenous locals say the trees are on a sacred site and they weren't consulted.

Morning rewind: Catch the latest headlines from yesterday

GOOD morning Gladstone,

Welcome to today's edition of The Morning Rewind, where we fill you in on the biggest stories you may have missed yesterday, July 29.

Central Queensland death and funeral notices mid/late July

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THE Indigenous community of Agnes Water are furious after trees were felled on a sacred site by council contractors, without any advice of the work, or consultation, they claim.

Elder Ron Newley, who grew up in Cape York country but has called Agnes Water home for years, said he was having breakfast when he heard the chainsaws start this morning.

Catch up HERE.

CALLS have come for Gladstone's deputy mayor to stand down after he published a satirical version of Redgum's legendary song I was only 19 to social media.

LNP candidate for Gladstone Ron Harding said many people had spoken to him about the parody of the John Schumann song, which he says should be "heritage listed".

Catch up HERE.

 

LNP candidate for Gladstone Ron Harding. Picture: Rodney Stevens
LNP candidate for Gladstone Ron Harding. Picture: Rodney Stevens

 

 

REGULARLY on Gladstone region roads, drug drivers outnumber drink drivers in a statistic that is mirrored across the state, and has soared by an incredible 915 per cent since 2010.

The scourge on society that is the drug ice, is the most common drug police find in tests on the region's roads.

Catch up HERE.

 

Gladstone Police acting inspector Shaune English.
Gladstone Police acting inspector Shaune English.

AN EMERALD grandmother tainted her clean record when she got involved with the wrong crowd in her 50s.

Lesley Jane Brooks, 55, faced Emerald Magistrates Court this week for drug offending, after serving a term of imprisonment in 2018 for drug trafficking.

Catch up HERE.

Before being slapped with 21 charges including drug trafficking, Lesley Jane Brooks spent 50 years of her life without offending.
Before being slapped with 21 charges including drug trafficking, Lesley Jane Brooks spent 50 years of her life without offending.

 

JOBS and infrastructure will flow from a $250,000 government grant to Allenden Seeds, near Biloela, to help kickstart the economy from its COVID-induced slump.

Allenden Seeds will support more than 30 jobs and upgrade its storage and on-farm facilities with the Rural Economic Development grant.

Catch up HERE.

 

Allenden Seeds owner Sydney Allenden and his son Clint at their facility near Biloela.
Allenden Seeds owner Sydney Allenden and his son Clint at their facility near Biloela.


Woman refused to take drug test because her ‘mouth hurt’

Premium Content Woman refused to take drug test because her ‘mouth hurt’

Sheree Ann Bennett-Wood said she wasn’t sure how the drugs got into her system.

Bushfire breaks out at Boyne Valley

Premium Content Bushfire breaks out at Boyne Valley

The fire is burning in a north easterly direction towards the Bulburin National...

Byfield singer joins Agnes Blues line-up

Premium Content Byfield singer joins Agnes Blues line-up

A Central Queensland artist has been announced as the fifth act to play at the...