An electrician has lost his licence for six months at Magherafelt Magistrates Court for being in charge while having consumed excess alcohol. Twenty-year-old Ross Burns from Aghindarragh Road, Augher, was also fined 250 arising out of an incident at Rainey Street car park in Magherafelt on November 19 last year.
An Augher woman has been banned from driving for 42-months and must pay fines totalling 415 after refusing to provide a breath specimen to police dealing with a report of drink-driving. It was described to Dungannon Magistrates on Wednesday, February 15 how Roisin Mahoney, from Myrtle Heights in Augher, was suspected of drink-driving on Annaloghan Road, where she got out of her black Peugot 206 to speak to a male before getting back in again and driving off.
Parents of children at an Augher Primary School have reacted with dismay to plans to close the school at the end of the summer. Education chiefs have just concluded a consultation on the proposed closure of St Brigid's Primary School, which has been suggested could take place on August 31, just months away.
A total of 11 community halls in Tyrone and Mid Ulster have benefited to the tune of 254,000 from a controversial grant scheme administered by the Department of Communities. Only one local GAA club appears to have received a cash boost, while three local orange halls and one AOH lodge were recipients.
Andrew Keys from Fintona pleaded guilty to a charge of excess speed after police clocked him doing 94mph on the A4 dual carriageway between Ballygawley and Augher. The 28-year-old farmer appeared at East Tyrone Magistrates Court on Wednesday, January 4 to hear his defence admit "his speed was unacceptable".