Local News Tue April 24 - Benalla road fatality

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Local News Tue April 24 - Benalla road fatality

Local News Tue April 24 

A car has struck a tree off the South Bound lanes of the Hume Freeway at Benalla - killing the driver. The vehicle is believed to have left the roadway between the Midland Highway exit and the Baddaginnie at about 535. The male driver was treated at the scene - but died prior to being transported to hospital.

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Benalla Rural City council will seek to charge ratepayers an extra 9 percent for waste services - plus an extra 33 dollars per property to cover potential increases in recycling costs. Council's released a draft budget - including over 4 million dollars in capital projects. Feedback and submissions on the Proposed budget can be made until May 23.

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The incredible world war contributions made by the town of DEVENISH are being commemorated through a mesmerising silo art mural - which is being finalised today.  

The Masterpiece is the community's unique way of marking the centenary of World War I - where Devenish sent over 50 volunteers to the battlefield. Benalla Mayor DON FIRTH says this rates among the most special murals artist CAM SCALE has ever had to deliver.

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Victoria Police have released a video giving insight into the emergency response to a fire that burned 200 hectares near Thoona on April 12. It showcases how each emergency agency helped coordinate the containment - and keep the community safe.

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Tongala's Mackenzie Cowley will be playing in the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships in the Gold Coast in July. He'll compete in two exhibition matches - named in the 2018 Flying Boomerangs Squad after impressing selectors during the National Male Diversity Championships in NSW.

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The GV Suns suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat to the Springvale White Eagles in the highest scoring match of Round 9. We'd garnered a 2-1 lead off an own goal, and a strike by FRANKIE LAGANA - before Springvale kicked two goals in 7 minutes deep into the match.

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The Shepparton Gators survived a difficult tussle against the WARNNABMOOL SEAHAWKS in the BIG V Basketball League - winning 87 to 80. Import XAVIER BLOUNT and ex-Sydney King ALEX GYNES proved troublesome - scoring 33 and 21 - but MATT BARLETT, CAMERON VINES and JAKE COWLING

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