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Harvest Festival set for Saturday, October, 16

The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that plans are still alive for the staging of the community’s annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 16th.  After a few years of cancellations, the chamber  hopes to bring back the festival better than ever. As of this week, plans have it starting with the annual…

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Increase rate of positive virus cases decreases

Seminole County’s full vaccination rate remains low at 41% Call 229-495-6590 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination As the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc on the country and the region, in particular sectors like southwest Georgia where well less than half of the population has gotten vaccines that have proven to be a…

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SRTC achieves State’s highest job placement rate

For Academic Year 2020, which was tracked through September 15, 2021, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) reported the highest in-field job placement rate of the twenty-two technical colleges in the state of Georgia. SRTC’s graduates achieved a 99.1% in-field job placement rate, which is 12.3% higher than the Technical College System of Georgia’s average of…

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Chamber awarded grant to create a pop up park on Second Street

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a Rural Business Development Grant of $28,336 for the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce. The USDA grant will be used to create a “pop-up” park in downtown Donalsonville – similar to the ones shown here. The project will be located on Second Street in front of The…

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Patty’s Pumpkin Patch opens September 30th

Patty’s Pumpkin Patch has become one of those official festive events that signals the arrival of Fall and all of its Autumn amazements.  Patty’s Pumpkin Patch, located at the corner of  Highway 84 and Tennille Avenue in downtown Donalsonville, opens on September 30th and will remain through October 25th. The patch’s hours of operation are…

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Ready to embrace the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox

Yesterday, September 22, was the first day of Fall – a beautiful season, and my personal favorite. Filled with color, and eventually cool, crisp days, Fall provides an excuse to indulge in great seasonal foods, and the beginning of the season serves as an annual kick off point for all of those great Fall season…

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Our new best friend

The Auburn – Penn State game last Saturday was quite an experience.  My wife, Mary Lou, and I used the game as an excuse to take our first true road trip since the pandemic began.  We left a week ago traveling to Knoxville.  We woke up on Wednesday and walked all through the University of…

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4-H and FFA youngsters compete in the Southwest Georgia Invitational Cattle Show

Pictured above in no particular order are Cage Allen, Abbey Barnes, Brody Bennett, Camille Britt, Jakub Bruner, Channing Coone, Will Collins, James Cook, Emma Claire Creel, Camille Davis, Christie Deariso, Abby Grubbs, Madeline Haines, Carolina Harrell, Chloe Herrin, Anastin Herring, Leah Hilty, Joleigh Hulsey, Amelia Ivey, Claire Lane, Luke Meadows, Mykenna Nettles, Kailey Pettis, Calhoun Richardson,…

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Is your child a Ferst Reader? If not, sign them up today

Sign up form is located at the bottom of this page or at www.ferstreaders.org  In last week’s edition readers were informed about Ferst Readers, a locally supported literacy program serving those in need right here in Seminole County.  This week we want to show you how to participate and schedule your child to be a…

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