Donalsonville News receives District and State 4-H awards

David Maxwell, managing editor of the Donalsonville News, was presented the 2021 Outstanding Support by Public Media Award for Southwest District 4-H. He was also selected as the 2021 State of Georgia winner in the same category. Maxwell’s selection for these prestigious awards was announced Wednesday, May 5th, at the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H…

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Fifty-three earn Honor Graduate colors

  Pictured above are the 2021 SCHS Honor Graduates pictured, not in order, are Gracen Elizabeth Kirkland, Ansley Marie Long, Bryanna Rae Hardy, Miranda Jade Brannon, James Harris Palmer, III, Jeffery Peyton Baker, Andra’ Latricia Lundy, Sierra Elizabeth Houston, Sabrina Nicole Cannon, Parth Hemantkumar Patel, James Alton Deal, Emilee  Claire Fain, Samuel David Pollock, Jr., Matthew…

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Georgia temporarily waives gas tax due to pipeline outage

On Tuesday of this week Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said he is suspending state taxes on motor fuels through Saturday to offset increasing prices after a computer hack led a key pipeline that carries fuel to much of Georgia to shut down. The Governor said Tuesday that he wanted to provide price relief from increasing…

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Indians win State Tennis Title!

Pictured above, left to right are Jeb Burke, Bryson Grantham, Rudra Patel, WC Craft, Carson Odom, Coach Jim Palmer, Jay Palmer, Parth Patel, Rand Mims, Coach Tina Fain and Landon Kirkland Yes, yes, yes, they aced it! Mission accomplished! On Saturday, May 8, the Seminole County High School Indian fans who traveled to Rome and…

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Our local students, and our teachers, deserve an A+!

When I taught communications at Bainbridge College, my class rosters included students from all over southwest Georgia and north Florida. At the beginning of each semester, some of those students were well prepared and ready for a college-level education, while others were not.  I am proud to say that a large majority of the brightest…

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To all the mothers in our lives

It was just over 13 months ago that the pandemic disrupted the normal routines that we shared with our extended family.  Holidays that had been celebrated for generations were suddenly no more.  Big family gatherings held on Memorial Day and July 4th at Compass Lake were cancelled.  Labor Day went by quietly.  Thanksgiving and Christmas…

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Happy Unconditional Love Day a.k.a. Mother’s Day

The title of Mother alone is synonymous with unconditional love. Sunday is the day to celebrate that love and to honor the mothers in our lives for all they selflessly give or have given to their families, their communities and society as a whole. Whether her children are small or all grown up, a mother’s…

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There is no script

It was almost 10 years after we met in Junior High School.  My best friend had become my girlfriend and that day we walked across the stage to receive the same honor.  We were graduates of Auburn University.  The year was 1976. Mary Lou and I received our diplomas in the Auburn Coliseum.  I sat…

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