There is so much going on around South Australia - and each week we will bring you an array of news, faces and features which will highlight some of the most interesting characters and events we have in our communities.
And, don't forget to discover what's happening around South Australia over the next couple of weeks.
Enjoy the read.
Community is high and dry
West Coast Sentinel - Luca Cetta
The small community of Scotdesco is pleading with government officials and politicians to help them with the costs of trucking in much needed water. Having no mains water and with little rainfall over the past few years residents have been on restrictions but it has got to the point that water needs to be trucked. Read about their plight here.
Medical problems ramp up
The Times Victor Harbor - Dani Brown
If a Fleurieu Peninsula resident needed an ambulance last Wednesday, October 16, they were in for a long wait. In the early evening there were no ambulances available south of the Adelaide CBD. On hearing this news one Hayborough family has taken a stand, speaking about the death of their son and brother and their agonising wait for an ambulance.
'Simply not good enough'
Northern Argus - Brendan Simpkin
After having no mobile services for five days, the patience of people in some towns in the state's Mid North had run thin. A widespread outage resulted in businesses, residences and emergency services having no phone connection as well as a 40-kilometre stretch of the Barrier Highway. Telstra technicians did identify the problem and the company offered an apology.
Small pieces, big problems
Whyalla News - Greg Mayfield
Micro-plastics can be the cause of painful death in animals such as turtles and seagulls, and there is speculation it may even cause cancer in humans. To help create a national database, some Whyalla students have taken part in a trial which could be used to look at controlling the damage cause by tiny pieces of plastic. Read about their discoveries.
Festival set to soar
Port Lincoln Times - Jarrad Delaney
Innovation, art, culture, interaction and discussion - these are just some of the words which describe the goings on at the SALT Festival, which takes place on the Southern Eyre Peninsula each year. For the launch of next year's event, which will be held from April 17 to 26, artist Josh Harris created a spectacular mural which coincides with the new theme, Soaring Above.
WHAT'S ON AROUND SA
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - Various events and times throughout the month. For more details click here
Renmark Rose Festival - Various places and times. Flowers, community activities and more. Visit here for details.
OCTOBER 25 & 26
Mannum School 50-year celebration - Various events and times. Past and present students will get together. Details here
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
Robe Beer Fest - 1 Mundy Tce, Robe, various times - discover new beers and ciders, competitions, demonstrations, food, music and more. Details here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
Callington Show - Callington Oval and Hall, Memorial Rd, 10am-4pm, various entry fees. Displays, arts, free family activities, music, feed and drink available. Details here