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There's been a mixed bag of stories in the top 10 read by you, our readers, this year - from floods and fires, to council elections, members of the community we've lost, deaths and tragedies. We've also had a number of bloggers - one of which, Candy Jubb, had nine of the top 10 blogs this year and her most popular blog about bogan names was the top blog for the second year in a row.
Here are the most popular stories and blogs in terms of hits, or pageviews, for 2012. Click any photo to be taken to the linked story.
Top 4 Blogs
#4: BECAUSE I SAID SO: A new chapter in the world of books 3,083 hits
TECHNOLOGY is moving fast, almost everyone owns some kind of electronic gadget and this is close to becoming a necessity.
#3: BECAUSE I SAID SO: Pushing our luck in those car parks 3,639 hits
RECENTLY I was accosted in a local shopping centre car park when I chose to park in the spaces designated ‘Parents with Prams’, the person (self-appointed car park police) wanted to check I did in fact have a child and pram.
#2: BECAUSE I SAID SO: Making our world even smaller 4,473 hits
DOES anyone remember how they got along without a mobile phone before owning one? How would you cope if you had to give yours up?
#1: BECAUSE I SAID SO: Those bogan first names 48,940 hits
BOGAN names, I’m sure you’ve heard a few. Perhaps you’ve been guilty of a bogan name christening? Or you have a bogan name?
#10: Goulburn prepares for possible flooding 3,810 hits
Goulburn Mulwaree Council is advising residents in Goulburn Mulwaree to be prepared for any potential flooding, with heavy rain forecast for the area in the coming days.
#9 City under seige
THE Historic Kenmore Hospital has been a virtual battle ground for the past week as Royal Military College cadets converged on the facility for their final assessments.
#8: Fire destroys 11 hectares near Goulburn 4,252 hits
FIRE crews were left mopping up into the afternoon after a blaze destroyed 11 hectares of private land on Wednesday afternoon.
#7 Ronald Gann - a tribute to a local icon 4,319 hits
GOULBURN mourned the passing of one of its favourite sons last week, popular local businessman Ronald Gann.
#6 Fire threatens homes near Goulburn 4,594 hits
A POTENTIALLY disastrous bushfire just east of Goulburn near Mountain Ash Road has been contained by Rural Fire Service crews.
#5: Roads claim two more 6,355 hits
IN the third fatal crash on district roads in the past five days, two men died at the scene of a truck accident 5km south of Gunning in the early hours of yesterday.
#4: The Race for Council 6,534 hits
This is the one-stop-shop for Goulburn Mulwaree voters looking for all the latest information on the upcoming local government elections. Councillor profiles, key dates, media releases and more.
#3 Horse shooting horror 8,015 hits
THEY heard the shots shortly before eight on Monday night. But Marulan pensioners Jack and Julie Webb didn’t discover the true extent of the horror until the following morning.
#2: Goulburn Mulwaree Road Closures 9,271 hits
The following link is for a list of road closures and of previously closed roads that have now been reopened. The up to date list can be found here.
#1 Man in $2m fraud case 14,177 hits
A MAN who allegedly spent in excess of $2 million to which he was not entitled will have his case heard before court in February.