Mary Valley couple survives being hit by texting driver

MARY VALLEY couple Jayke and Kelley Laing are lucky to be alive after being hit by a texting driver.

A CHALLENGE for insurance company detectives greeted Gympie

A mystery vehicle left few clues after crashing into a Gympie shop front.

A CHALLENGE for insurance company detectives greeted Gympie

Ice drama brings jail

A 26-year-old Gympie man has been sentenced on seven charges

Laminex factory ‘fireball’ blast leaves workers rattled

STILL IN BUSINESS: Gympie’s Laminex particle board plant on the Tin can Bay Road is back in production after Sunday’s fire.

Laminex factory explosion leaves workers rattled but not injured.

Spotted gums leave their mark on region

Beautiful clean dimpled new bark.

The spotted gum leaves a mark on the Gympie region.

Urban sprawl ‘chaos’

NOT HAPPY: Residents of Widgee including (from left) Kath O'Donnell, Gloria Robertson and Gillian Crossley are opposed to the development of 38 blocks of land on Little Wigee Road, Widgee.

Urban sprawl ‘chaos’

Chaplain targets Cooloola Coast boredom

RAINBOW Beach and Tin Can Bay school chaplain Ronnie Timperon wants to reinvigorate the Cooloola Coast’s youth and a meeting on Thursday will be the first step.

Chaplain targets Cooloola Coast boredom

Drought keeps rural sector down

Though most of the Gympie region has received some good rain in the past few weeks, Queensland's ongoing drought is causing a negative outlook in the rural sector

Drought keeps rural sector down

Pioneers left a mark

HIGH WIND: Hide tide and a strong wind made Lake Cootharaba very choppy.

Gympie naturalists have taken in the beauty of Wahpunga

Indoor playground means fun for kids and relief for parents

BETTER BUSINESS: Opening of The Gympie Jungle. Back from Left: owners, Phil and Chris Wilson, with (front) Katie Bickle, Lillie Cravigan, Ryan Mellor.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times

New business will mean a break for parents over the school holidays

New equipment a boon to private hospital

Nurse Unit Manager Sharyn McConnell-Wood displays their new laparoscope machine at Gympie Private Hospital. November 24, 2015.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times

New machine streamlines operating theatre at Gympie Private Hospital

Local artist heals hurt from Paris terror attacks with art

Artist Jenny Taylor with piece inspired by the paris attack. Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

Jenny Taylor heals the hurt she felt at the Paris attacks with art

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Is truth about Islam being whitewashed in Australia?

Former SAS commander calls for honest debate about Islam, terrorism

Toowoomba teen in Syria talks on Paris terror attacks

Oliver Bridgeman Photo Contributed

Everyone is shocked and the media is going crazy (about Paris)

DATING: There’s a smorgasbord of stereotypes to test

Paul Hogan.

What stereotypes we apply to the opposite sex from exotic places?

OPINION: Face the truth or we remain virtual liars

I’m a happy, insightful, witty, amazing bloke.. but only on Facebook

Who is responsible for health?

Not good enough. Give us the plan please Mr Dick.

Senator: Funding win for our schools

Campaign about school funding is as predictable as it is misleading

Police hunt for rings stolen from Buderim home

Three rings believed to be stolen from Panorama Ridge Road

Hastings Deering to shed 100 CQ jobs

Hastings Deering in Mackay.

Hastings Deering downsizes mining support division in Queensland

Greyhound trainer allegedly abused girl in dog kennel

Churchable man pleads not guilty to five child sex offences

Wife stabber argues sentence based on sleeping victim

Man who stabbed his wife says it would have been worse if she were awake

McCulkin murders case adjourned following legal issues

Barbara McCulkin

Committal hearing adjourned until tomorrow

Hit and run driver urged to come forward

The scene of the incident where a man was found deceased.

43-year-old man killed in incident was a father about 500m from home

Indonesia: a vision of a peaceful post-Islamofascist world

The caliphate’s intellectual underpinnings have become clear

Concerns about impact of safety net cuts on rural patients

NOT HEALTHY: Senator Nick Xenophon.

Senator says Safety Net bill a blatant financial bill, not health reform

Turnbull says UN climate talks 'not the end of the journey'

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pays a tribute to the victims of Paris' terrorist attacks in front of the Bataclan concert hall in paris on November 29, 2015 in Paris. Malcolm Turnbull is in Paris to take part in the UN conference on climate change (COP21). AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE

Environment Minister says a deal will be reached, even if not 'perfect'

Call to reject change on penalty pay rates

CUT IT OUT: ACTU President Ged Kearney has called on the government to rule out cutting penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers.

Inquiry into workplace relations due to the government this week

Knifing Abbott? Media has to shake it off, says Treasurer

Treasurer Scott Morrison channels Taylor Swift.

Julie Bishop said to be part of call between Morrison and Turnbull

Muslims in Sydney cop 3x the abuse of all other Aussies

VOCAL: Reclaim Australia protesters march outside Parliament House in Canberra.

Sydney Muslims are three times more likely to cop racist abuse

Riot police fire tear gas on Paris climate change protest

Protesters defy ban after Paris attacks which killed 130 people

Obama calls on Turkey to shut down border with Syria

Barack Obama

Complete closure of border would be a serious blow to Isis

Too many girls 'cramming their heads with facts': Teacher

Girls happier when they were just getting married, says educator

Rockhampton lawyer pleads guilty after swearing in court

HIGH-PROFILE criminal lawyer Doug Winning leaving Rockhampton Court.

The high-profile criminal lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday

Models washed 30 cars in 3 hours at bikini carwash

Zara Warrington of SunKISSED Girls soaks up the work.

Hundreds attend bikini carwash combined with classic car display

'I was nearly killed by a Yowie... twice!'

LURKING: These two yowies react to a noise in the undergrowth, perhaps made by Yowie researcher Dean Harrison. Illustration by Bill Rasmussen

Mysterious hairy creature is a beast to be reckoned with

Man's attempt to kill spider mistaken for domestic dispute

A large hairy spider.

Police respond after man heard screaming "I'm going to kill you"

Water-filled condom craze sweeping the internet

Participants urged to practice water-filled craze with safety

Good Samaritan's accidental gift "far too kind": police

Police told of Good Samaritan's probably accidental op shop gift

Kate Winslet has no computer

Kate Winslet doesn't own a computer and restricts her kids' use.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's arguments are 'absurd'

Jolie and Pitt have 'absurd' arguments every now and then

Fans dress up as their favourite heroes at Supanova

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter) speaks at a live panel for fans.

POP culture fans flocked to Brisbane to meet stars of film and TV.

Coco and Ice-T welcome baby girl

Coco Austin and Ice-T have welcomed their first child together

James McAvoy to 'punch' useless parents

McAvoy wants to "punch" parents who let their children misbehave.

OMG! This is the Taylor Swift effect on Kiwi waiters

This is what happens when Taylor Swift walks into your restaurant.

WIN: How Christmas would work if Aussies had invented it

Christmas Tree, photo Flickr

There's plenty about Christmas we'd rather not import

Naughty Boy used to taxi his mum's food to work

Naughty Boy's homemade meals are special to him

Not so perfect wedding for this Gladstone bride

Rick and Suzie Wood married on September 13 at Canoe Point. Suzie said they had always wanted a small wedding and they both love the beach. And while it was a perfect moment, not everything went according to plan. Credit: Kaptured by Kellie Shepherd

Suzie Wood's 'perfect' day was almost a disaster

BILL SHOCK: 62% of households report increased power bills

Switch off your appliances at the wall if you're heading away from home these holidays.

POLL: Have you experienced a shock on your power bill?

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

Investors and markets show sickly signs worldwide

US markets avoided some of the weakness in EU markets

Live longer, save on insurance

Paul Clitheroe

I reckon there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing

Wagners plans $30m Harristown homeware centre

A development concept of the $30 million homeware centre that Wagners wants to build on Anzac Avenue.

Homemaker stores including electronics, toys, furniture and tiles