Tarmon Louis Simpson with David Gibson MP from facebook
Tarmon Louis Simpson with David Gibson MP from facebook

From the Editor’s Desk: Recap of huge weekend in news

It was a huge weekend of news in the Gympie district, with the bizarre but miracle survival story of the man lost near Kilkivan for 18 days being found at a dam after surviving on dam water and mushrooms.

Robert Weber found at Kilkivan
Robert Weber found at Kilkivan

NAMED: 52 people facing the Gympie court today

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We only hope there’s an equally happy ending in the search now for his missing dog.

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Southside Sewerage scheme map of planned works before it was delayed
Southside Sewerage scheme map of planned works before it was delayed

The other big news on Sunday was former Gympie National Party MP and Police Minister David Gibson’s revelations about the mental demons politics wrought on him and the happiness he has now found with his transgender partner.

Former Gympie MP’s suicide shock as new love revealed

As a former Gympie Times manager - before he went into politics - I knew David quite well and I wish him all the best in his new life in Western Australia.

Maniac caught doing 225km/h on Gympie region road

A local resident was horrified to see a horse with what appeared to be a extremely tight bandage wrapped around its leg on Sunday and her post to social media drew hundreds of comments. Here’s the latest on that situation.

Horse’s sickening bandage removed after Gympie RSPCA complaint

Residents have raised concerns for a horse in a paddock in Monkland. Photo: Supplied by Mavis Marshall
Residents have raised concerns for a horse in a paddock in Monkland. Photo: Supplied by Mavis Marshall

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Residents have raised concerns for a horse in a paddock in Monkland. Photo: Supplied by Mavis Marshall
Residents have raised concerns for a horse in a paddock in Monkland. Photo: Supplied by Mavis Marshall

Real estate continues to be the hottest of topics in south east Queensland with properties in certain brackets continue to fly off the shelves.

REVEALED: The four Gympie suburbs singled out as “rising stars” of property.

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Construction starts on controversial hinterland servo

Premium Content Construction starts on controversial hinterland servo

Signs go up in the town voicing strong opposition to the project

The 42 men and women facing Gympie court today

Premium Content The 42 men and women facing Gympie court today

The full list of people facing Gympie Magistrates Court today

Who won? Gympie’s most loveable dog comp down to the wire

Premium Content Who won? Gympie’s most loveable dog comp down to the wire

“I love that dogs show no judgment. I’m so proud of the love my pup gets.”