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THE SENSATIONAL 1970s: Former members of the Guysborough Josts were among those who took part in a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the Billy Kennedy Memorial Softball Tournament in Guysborough over the weekend. Members of the Josts team that played during the 1970s include Philip Connolly (left), Eldon Halloran, Miles MacDonald, Neil DeCoff, Shawn Hadley, Gerry Jamieson and Jim Power. Allan Murphy Photo


Australian co. buys Bear Head LNG project for $11 million


By Helen Murphy


GUYSBOROUGH – An Australian LNG company has purchased Anadarko's Bear Head LNG project in Richmond Co. for $11 million. Anadarko had invested more than $100 million in the development of the site before putting the project on hold in 2007 because it failed to secure adequate supply of natural gas. At the time it was unable to sell the partially completed facility.


Richmond County Warden Steve Sampson says the county welcomes the potential development, which would have a significant positive impact in the area.


Fire at historic Sherbrooke village


SHERBROOKE – Tragedy was averted in Sherbrooke Village Wednesday, July 23, when fire broke out on the roof of the historic school house.


Mark Sajatovich, executive director of Sherbrooke Village said, “The immediate response of our staff in co-ordinating the evacuation of the site according to our fire safety plan, resulted in the entire site being evacuated in approximately four minutes, with no one sustaining any injuries. This cleared the way for the firefighters, without whose heroic actions the damage could certainly have been much greater.”


Community, Kennedy family mark 40th anniversary of tourney


By Allan Murphy


GUYSBOROUGH – Warm, sunny weather greeted the dozens of local residents, players and fans who joined with the Kennedy family this past Saturday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Billy Kennedy Memorial Softball Tournament. The annual competition, well known to softball enthusiasts throughout Nova Scotia, is named after Billy Kennedy, a member of the Guysborough Josts softball team who passed away from cancer in 1974 at age 30.


To mark the occasion, tournament chair Paul Long addressed the crowd during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon prior to the game between the Guysborough Broadhorns and the East Hants Mastadons. Long paid tribute to the many players, both past and present, who have represented Guysborough locally and regionally, as well as at provincial and national championships. Long also paid tribute to the Kennedy family, many of whom were in attendance, as well as the Drysdale family for whom the existing ball field is named.


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