The Gympie Times Facebook ban has been lifted.
The Gympie Times Facebook ban has been lifted.

Today’s headlines: Near drowning, business, grub out of jail

The Facebook ban is gone and what a relief to see some news back on my news feed. The trolls have had a great time today welcoming us back lol.

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New Mary Street business for the fashion conscious

Summer might be coming to an end this weekend but it sure doesn’t feel like it, and I know most people who live beyond the town water supply are still in great need of more rain. La Nina, you’ve been disappointing so far. Please don’t let us down altogether. Gympie region on track to run out in 8 years

BREAKING: A little boy has been taken to hospital after nearly drowning at Glenwood

CRIME: Gympie grub slammed girlfriend’s head into car window

Our local MP Tony Perrett got some attention this week when he took it up a notch in his push for Queensland Education to come clean on exactly what capacity our two biggest schools - and only public high schools in Gympie - are at this year.

QLD Ed says Gympie does not need a new high school

Tony Perrett has demanded in Parliament and in a Question on Notice this week that QLD Ed come clean about enrolments and the true capacity of Gympie's two biggest schools, and only two public high schools, Gympie High and James Nash, which are both reportedly bursting at the seams this year.
Tony Perrett has demanded in Parliament and in a Question on Notice this week that QLD Ed come clean about enrolments and the true capacity of Gympie's two biggest schools, and only two public high schools, Gympie High and James Nash, which are both reportedly bursting at the seams this year.

The reason real estate is booming is because people are moving here in their droves - some of our schools are straining under the pressure.

Meet the man in charge of millions of dollars in Gympie

We also learned this week that we will probably be getting our coronavirus shot at the Gympie Civic Centre once it rolls out to our region.

Convicted drug dealer caught with drugs and knife at local bus stop

Whether you plan on having it or not - it is not compulsory - for all of our neighbours, friends and family whose business or job has been impacted during these past 12 months, this milestone is an exciting one.

It looks like Gympie residents will be getting their coronavirus jab at the Civic Centre. Picture: Brendan Radke
It looks like Gympie residents will be getting their coronavirus jab at the Civic Centre. Picture: Brendan Radke

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WE'RE FOR YOU: The Gympie Times editor Shelley Strachan is committed to delivering the news that is from the heart to Gympie readers.
WE'RE FOR YOU: The Gympie Times editor Shelley Strachan is committed to delivering the news that is from the heart to Gympie readers.