In The Courier this week

FAWN FINDS FREEDOM: Kelly Dinham and fawn Dasher, which is being cared for at the Freedom Hill Sanctuary near Harrogate after being found covered in ants beside a bike track near Mt Osmond just a few weeks ago.

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Echunga Football Club wins court battle to stay in top division

The Echunga Football Club has won its fight to stay in the top-tier Hills Football League (HFL) competition after a Supreme Court judge ruled in its favor yesterday (Monday).
The HFL Central Division A-grade premiers were threatened with demotion to the Country Division under the league’s points system because of the poor performance of its B-grade and senior and junior colts this season.
In court Echunga’s barrister, Jonathan Wells QC, argued that the points the A-grade accrued during the finals should be counted, according to the club’s interpretation of the HFL rules.
The HFL maintained that the rules pertained to points from the minor rounds only and all clubs were aware of that distinction.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • RATES UP: Thousands of the region’s poorest will be slugged up to 20% more for their council rates next year as a government concession is scrapped.
  • RECORD CROP: A Gumeracha orchard is on track to produce the biggest crop of cherries in SA.
  • REFUGE BACKTRACK: The Adelaide Hills Council has backed away from plans to use the Royal Adelaide Showground as a refuge for local residents and their pets on catastrophic fire days.
  • ART TRAIL: An art trail along the main street in Mt Barker is set to put a new spin on exhibiting work, according to painter Shannon Watts.
  • MEMBERS ‘NERVOUS': CFS members remain “nervous” about the State Government’s newly announced structure for running emergency services in SA, according to the volunteers association.
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