Geelong news, AM briefing: headlines for Monday, February 22
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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning in the Geelong Advertiser.
BPCA launches probe into horror local cricket brawl
A formal investigation is underway into a brawl that exploded during a BPCA D-grade cricket game on Saturday, leaving one player concussed after he was reportedly kicked in the head.
How mayor, community advocate ended up in court battle
A bitter feud between a Golden Plains Shire councillor and an outspoken community advocate started in a modest setting but will escalate to the Magistrates’ Court this week. DAVID CAIRNS finds out how the matter escalated.
Council faces increased pressure to build $38m aquatic centre
Surf Coast Shire ratepayers will have to help pay to build Torquay’s new pool even if another grant for the project can be secured, councillors have been told.
Shut down Geelong live music venue leaves fond memories
One of Geelong’s most popular live music venues is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic, sadly closing its doors. The owner has recalled some of the greatest gigs to have graced its walls.
Sixth time’s a charm for Geelong couple’s delayed wedding
A Geelong couple finally got the chance to say ‘I do’ on Sunday after COVID-19 rules disrupted their wedding plans on five occasions.
City to roll over on ‘bloody ridiculous’ dog ban
The City of Greater Geelong is set to roll over on its latest unpopular Bellarine dog ban, after the “bloody ridiculous” move prompted a deluge of complaints from furious residents.
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Originally published as Geelong AM Briefing: This morning’s top news