Midnight blaze at Gracemere business

Fire crews work quickly to put out business blaze

Man rushed to hospital after crash north of Rocky

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS, 
Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Emergency services called to crash at Yaamba

McCulkin murder trial: Theory labelled 'unlikely' by judge

Barbara McCulkin and her daughters Vicki and Leanne. The family disappeared in 1974.

Mrs McCulkin’s purse and engagement ring were left behind

Landry enters 'ALP land' as Capricornia boundary change looms

The proposed redistribution of the Capricornia electorate by the LNP has Michelle Landry taking more of Mackay.

Federal redistribution has both parties dividing Mackay

Drug testing for dole will include urine samples

TRIAL PROJECT: The government is set to use multiple methods of drug testing for welfare recipients.

Ken O'Dowd's assurances aren't borne out by the evidence.

Former cop's child porn secret revealed

He worked as a cop and teacher in the past

Attempt to start Adani project a massive fail: Leader claims

CTITICAL: Michelle Landry MP says the State Government needs to make a decision on Adani.

LOCAL leader claims Adani is proof Labor can't handle major project.

OPINION: Rocky travelers can't let terrorism change plans

SCENE: Police outside Piccadilly station

THIS is why I'm not changing my plans for my dream holiday.

We don't need royalties freebie: Adani

ENDLESS JOBS: A massive Central Queensland FIFO-base for Adani's $21 billion mine is expected to flood bring 1500 jobs.

ADANI confirms mine will be money-maker without $320m concession.

Browne Park neighbour on the fence about stadium upgrade

WAITING: Roland Leo needs more details regarding the proposed stadium.

Browne Park resident is waiting for planning details to be released.

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More excitement on the way for bouncing business

BOUNCING ALONG: Flip Out owner manager Blake Peter's business is booming.

Trampoline facility Flip Out is booming

One item Rocky shoppers can't buy enough

THEY'RE SMOKIN': Brett Plane and Brett Loveday from Barbeques Galore with the award the store won for the most sales of the Ziegler and Brown barbecues in Australia.

DESPITE TOUGH times, Rockhampton shoppers are snapping up this item.

Thousands of jobs at risk as Adani puts mine on hold

Adani Carmichael Mine.

The Palaszczuk did not make a decision on mine royalties this afternoon

Mega drones are the future of retail

China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries.

China's biggest online retailer has plans to build a ‘mega drone’

Smashed avo complaint makes Aussies look like global idiots

Emma Jeffrey was one of many chefs around the country who modified their smashed avocado dishes for millennial penny-pinchers following Bernard Salt’s article.

Oldies complaining about smashed avo look like laughing stocks

Apple offering cash for switching from Android to iPhone

Appe is taking the smartphone war right to Google

Qantas and Vegemite, name a more iconic duo...

ICONIC DUO: Vegemite launches social media campaign to rename one of Qantas' new aircraft after the famous Australian spread (picture digitally altered).

What would you name one of Qantas' new planes?

Best and Less explains Grand Central ceiling collapse

A panel in the ceiling of the new Best & Less store in Grand Central fell in, shocking nearby shoppers.

Best and Less has explained why the ceiling collapsed at its store

Nation's farmers to tour Northern Rivers jersey dairy farms

ON A WINNER: Chris Sharpe, left, of Richmond Dairies, Casino, holds the  gold perpetual trophy awarded to the owner of the champion Jersey cow at the Lismore Dairy Spectacular, Stephen McCarthy from East Greenmount, Queensland. Stephen gets to keep the smaller replica

Lismore to host highlight event on the farming calendar

LETTERS: RSPCA ads warm and fuzzy but wrong

THE RSPCA's new TV advertising is a perfect example of half-truths fed to a gullible public and impressionable youth, distorting perceptions of reality.

Penalty rates are workers' reward

REWARD: Judy Clarke thinks penalty rates should remain place.

A letter-writer reflects on penalty rates.

The world has changed since the 70s

FREE SPEECH: A reader thinks Pauline Hanson should accept the changing face of Australia.

No amount of bleating from Pauline Hanson is going to stop it

'Prove the human brain functions properly on vegan diet'

Jenny and John Cameron.

Dairy farmer invites vegans to answer questions in letter

Dad's opinion: 'Child support is a privilege to pay'

I must be one of the lucky ones. But I’ll get to that in a minute.

How is it going, self?

Relationships are critical in human life, as evidenced by the viral six degrees of separation to Kevin Bacon exercise of a few years ago.

The most important relationship is the one you have with you

Pollie Tickled: The dam simple road to getting re-elected

It is a dam simple road to re-election at times.

A satirical look at the week in politics

'Unacceptable cruelty' costs Gympie man nearly $9K

CRUELTY: Extreme mistreatment of a goat led to a man being ordered to pay nearly $9000 in fine and costs.

Goat was chained, injured, starved and sick - court

Teen warned he's going to jail after violent home invasion

IN COURT: Mitchell Minogue-Bressler leaves Bundaberg Courthouse yesterday with two supporters.

19-year-old fruit picker pleads guilty

Unexpected creatures sighted on Fraser Island

An unexpected creature has been spotted on Fraser Island.

The creature has been spotted seven times over the past five years.

Homeless man 'pulls nails out of girl's face' after attack

I said, "Where is your mum and daddy?"

We have country's biggest welfare bill (but it's not so bad)

BIG BILL: The welfare bill for people living in Bundaberg is the highest in the country - but half of the people receiving benefits here are age pensioners.

Our welfare payments outstrip income tax

First victim of Manchester bomb attack named

Pop fan Georgina Callander, 18, was one of the 22 people killed in Manchester.

Georgina Callander has been named as the first victim

Viral symbol marks bravery of teenage fans caught in blast

A symbol has emerged out of the Manchester attack

Woman breaks leg, counselling offered after school accident

Ambulance generic

UPDATE: Police are investigating after pedestrians struck by a car

PBR competition heats up

Troy Wilkinson, on Tough Task at the PBR Cairns Invitational in 2016, has been riding well this year.

Troy Wilkinson is a bull rider to watch.

Serial masturbator kicked out of Australia

An Italian backpacker was caught playing with himself in IGA.

Thanks for coming, backpacker sent back to Venice

A decade of terror: The attacks that have shaken Europe

 A front view of the bus which was destroyed by a bomb in London on Thursday, is seen Friday July 8 2005.

There have been eight major terrorist attacks in Europe since 2005

Cassie Sainsbury: She told us she had cancer, say sex workers

Sex workers claim Ms Sainsbury sold sex under the name Claudia, and used this photo to advertise her services.

“She told some of the other girls her mother was no longer alive..."

Legendary James Bond star Roger Moore has died

Roger Moore's family said Tuesday that the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.

He was known for his raised eyebrow and deadpan quips

South Korea has fired into North Korea

In this Monday, May 22, 2017 photo, South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzers fire during the annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. South Korea's military said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, it fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea.

A drone might have been sent over the country

Spanish Gen Y-ers suing their parents for financial support

The lawsuit by American teen Rachel Canning against her parents was a rarity, but in Spain such cases are more common.

Living with your parents is one thing, but this?

Annie Get Your Gun show a gun-slingin' wild west adventure

It'll be gun-slingin’ fun at the Yeppoon Town Hall for the next two weekends

Crab lovers help RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Service

Rotary of Yeppoon Club's Robert Blyde at the I Crab Classic held at Coucom's Crab Pots and Fishing Gear in June which raised funds for the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror

Crab Classic raises $6500 for RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

Krackers own Eat St event

Krackers Operations Manager and Keppel Bay Sailing Club Manager can't wait to host Tracks N Tunes at Krackers on July 29. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror

Southern Queensland food culture comes to Capricorn Coast

Lock and Hock set the stage for Annie Get your Gun debut

Amanda and Travis hock have been the directors, coreographers and producers of The Yeppoon Choral Society's upcoming production of Annie Get Your Gun at Yeppoon Town Hall this month. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror

Husband and wife duo talk about importance of community productions

Restoration breathes new life on Tanby Rd

TASTY TREATS: Enjoy a delicious High Tea at Kanangra Heights on Tanby Rd.

CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE: Enjoy High Tea with a beautiful view

Hard work post-Cyclone Marcia uprooted by act of vandalism

one of the newly-planted trees that was destroyed.

Recently planted trees target of callous act of vandalism

Billionaire Amazon boss wants to colonise the moon

Amazon has conquered the retail world, now it’s aiming for the stars

WATCH: 'Old man' goes wrong way around roundabout

CLOSE CALL: An elderly man was seen driving the wrong way around a Mackay roundabout yesterday.

An elderly man head a close call with another driver yesterday.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

5 reasons you're tired of Domino's, according to Domino's

Pineapple on pizza is not one of them, oddly enough.

Ballina brothel lifting a social taboo

Ballina Exclusive Company sex workers say catering to the disabled has its health benefits.

Disabled clientele benefit from sex visits.

'Hurricane S***rina': Dad finds category five poo explosion

Fearing the worst, the panicked dad ran up to little Alessandra’s room — where he was faced with a stinky disaster zone.

"It looked like a real category 5 s*** storm blew thru her room."

MOVIE REVIEW: King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Why the critics have got Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur all wrong.

Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

Grief counselling medium links the living and the dead

MEDIUM: Charmaine Wilson helps the bereaved through the grieving process.

Medium helping bereaved to find closure from the grieving process.

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

Keanu Reeves in a scene from the movie John Wick: Chapter 2.

NOBODY expected much of John Wick when it was released in 2014.

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.