WEEK IN RE­VIEW

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THURS­DAY

BUND­ABERG and the Isis re­gion go on flood watch after heavy rain, with sev­eral roads cut.

FRI­DAY

PO­LICE in­ves­ti­gate the cause of a fire that re­duced the Fairymead School to ashes.

SATUR­DAY

CAM­PAIGN group Not4Sale dis­cover 29 of its 30 signs were stolen.

SUN­DAY

WOMEN are awarded all four na­tional hon­ours for the first time in Aus­tralian of the Year award his­tory. Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence cam­paigner Rosie Batty was named Aus­tralian of the Year, with Jackie French the Se­nior Aus­tralian of the Year. Deaf ad­vo­cate Drisana Liv­itzke-Gray was named Young Aus­tralian of the Year while so­cial en­tre­pre­neur Juli­ette Wright was Aus­tralia’s Lo­cal Hero.

MON­DAY

AUS­TRALIAN elec­tron­ica artist Chet Faker took out top spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100. The popular count­down, which started in its cur­rent form in 1993, gained wide­spread me­dia cov­er­age after a cam­paign for Tay­lor Swift to be voted num­ber one.

Triple J dis­qual­i­fied Swift from the count­down, though had she been in­cluded, Shake it Off would have fin­ished 12th.

Chet Faker won with Talk is Cheap, one of his three songs that fin­ished in the top 10, with Pek­ing Duk’s High and Hill­top Hoods’ Cosby Sweater round­ing out the podium.

TUES­DAY

A 42-YEAR-old man will ap­pear in Lis­more Court on March 9 after al­legedly suf­fo­cat­ing a dog.

Us­ing a garbage bag, the man al­legedly suf­fo­cated a one-year-old whip­pet stafford­shire ter­rier cross at a prop­erty in Bex­hill last Thurs­day be­fore dump­ing the dog’s body in nearby bush­land.

The body of the an­i­mal, which be­longed to the man’s part­ner’s daugh­ter, was dis­cov­ered by bush­walk­ers and taken to the lo­cal pound be­fore po­lice were no­ti­fied of the mat­ter over the week­end.

The hor­ri­ble in­ci­dent is a stark re­minder to a re­cent lo­cal case where a dog was left tied to a tree on the Isis Hwy.

WED­NES­DAY

THE Soc­ceroos be­gin prepa­ra­tion for ar­guably their big­gest game on home soil: the Asian Cup fi­nal. Aus­tralia despatched of UAE 2-0 at New­cas­tle on Tues­day night, and will face Korea on Satur­day for the sil­ver­ware.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

HEAVY RAIN: Flood­wa­ter over Good­wood Rd near Ma­hogany Park last Thurs­day.

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