News

Bill’s flood of ideas

Billy Mitchell gets some supplies over to the Mary St watering hole.
Billy Mitchell gets some supplies over to the Mary St watering hole. Craig Warhurst

BILL Mitchell and Gus Nevin were making themselves comfortable and at home on Monday as floodwater surrounded them.

With close to two metres of water underneath them and no power at their disposal the pair set up camp on the second storey veranda of Billy's Hotel in Mary St.

Food and beverages were a good 100m swim away, so with the help of some ingenious friends on dry land they rigged up a pulley system to connect them to James Nash arcade.

Billy's Hotel owner Lesley Mitchell said KFC, ice, cigarettes and "all the necessities" went across on the pulley to her son Billy.

"They say necessity is the mother of invention."

Lesley said she was surprised at how quickly the floodwater rose and was relieved they started clearing out the hotel and pulling carpets up on Sunday morning.

"What do you do? At least it's not a life."

Gympie Times

Topics:  billy's hotel, editors picks, flooding, oswald




14 Fabulous tracks and trails in the Gympie region

The Cooloola Great Walk Carlo Sand blow

The clear and sunny weekend ahead is the perfect time to get out.

Drunken death threats earn jail

Local man's drunken threats land him a spot in the cells

Mother Nature will turn on perfect winter days this weekend

It's clear skies and crisp morning making this weekend the perfect winter weather.

Crisp mornings but beautiful days coming this weekend

Latest deals and offers

Mum driver heroically ignores hilarious lip-syncing son

Hilarious moves while Mum concentrates on the road.

IF IT takes a village to raise a child, why aren't they driving?

Twitter adds dancing David Brent emoji

Ricky Gervais's character has its own emoji now

Cyndi Lauper opens up about mother's dementia

Cyndi Lauper says her mother Catrine has "a little dementia".

Lindsay Lohan 'calls off engagement'

Lohan reportedly called off her engagement to Russian millionaire

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Is Gympie having a building boom?

There is plenty of building activity happening around the Gympie region.

New home approvals for Gympie region double

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley