Founded as The Northern Sun by the Willson family in 1988 and purchased by Fairfax Media in 1991, the Roxby Downs Sun worked as an independent voice for the residents of the region for 27 years.
What was thought to be the last edition was published on August 27, 2015.
The edition contained many fond memories and messages of support from locals who would miss the team of dedicated journalists and salespeople who had helped lend a voice to the people of Roxby Downs over the years.
Ex Roxby resident Lee Iles wrote, "A huge thanks to the Roxby Downs Sun over the years for highlighting the highs and lows of the Roxby community."
"My pool room walls are filled with wonderful memories of my time in Roxby through articles and photos with the Roxby Downs CFS and community events."
"Goodbye Roxby Downs Sun, you may be gone but in my home, you will not be forgotten."
It is the hope of the team at newly-revamped Roxby Downs Chronicle that the publication has not been forgotten by others in the community over the past four years too.
Sales representative Casey Baldock is new to the newspaper industry and has loved the challenge of bringing this previously well-loved publication back to Roxby Downs.
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"Getting to know community members and small businesses is our main goal in achieving success for this small monthly publication," Casey said.
"We hope to see the community unite to keep the Roxby Downs Chronicle strong and viable for the future."
"We have already had such a great response from the community and I can't wait to hear the feedback from this first edition."
"Being a community-driven publication, we encourage any and all contributions, editorial and photos."
"I am looking forward to working with the Roxby Downs community and providing a successful newspaper for the area," she said.
Local business owner Ayesha Michael will be working as the main contributor and first point of call for the paper.
She is the face of Yellow Cake Creative and prides herself on destroying small town boring through workshops and events.
If you would like your news to be featured in next month's Roxby Downs Chronicle please send it and a photo to the new email address firstname.lastname@example.org
This special publication has been supported by the following sponsors. Click on the links for more information.
- Outback Jumping Castles
- Outback Chocolate Box
- Roxby Windscreens
- BHP Billiton
- Red Desert Cleaning Services
- Black Stump Cafe & Takeaways
- Tandales Hair & Beauty
- Roxby Downs Council
- Career Employment Group
- RoxFM 105.5
- Raine & Horne Roxby Downs
- Mine Tech Engineering & Construction
- Westside Vegie Patch
- Andamooka Massage Therapist
- Roxby Traders