Mass Casualty Incident Drill presents students with a harsh reality check about the consequences of drunk and distracted driving

The Seminole County Middle High School (SCMHS) chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and the SCMHS Drama department sponsored and participated in a Mass Casualty Incident Drill on Thursday morning, April 1.   Georgia State Trooper Brian Palmer spoke with high school students about the dangers of driving under the influence and gave several…

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Multiple COVID-19 restrictions to end on Thursday, April 8

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed executive orders last Wednesday  that roll back many of the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place statewide for months. The Governor’s order will eliminate bans on gatherings and shelter-in-place requirements. This order goes into effect today, Thursday, April 8, and lasts through April 30. It also reduces the remaining…

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COVID-19 positive case increase slows

Schedule your vaccination at the Seminole County Health Department by calling 229-352-6567  or by visiting myvaccinegeorgia.com It has been a little over one year since the first positive COVID-19 case was reported in Seminole County and only a few weeks later that  the first two deaths were re­ported. The first positive test result was discovered March…

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BetterWay to host community planning meeting April 29

  The Donalsonville-Seminole County BetterWay Initiative is hosting a community betterment planning meeting on Thursday, April 29. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Beall Center next door to the Donalsonville News on Cherry Street in downtown Donalsonville. The meeting is open to any person in the community who…

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SCES to perform Disney’s Frozen JR. April 23, 24 and 25

Seminole County Elementary School (SCES) students are preparing to warm your hearts with their upcoming production of Disney’s Frozen JR.  Tickets are now on sale in Seminole County Elementary School’s front office for four performances scheduled for Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m., and  Sunday, April 25 at 2:30…

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A message of Easter

From Reverend Stephen Webb First Presbyterian Church  of Donalsonville The Resurrection Run  That is what I call the opening scene in the Easter story in John. The Resurrection run starts with Mary Magdalene who goes to the tomb and finds the stone rolled away. Then she runs to find Peter and the other disciple (possibly John), the…

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Recreation Department opens 2021 ball seasons

A great Seminole County Recreation Department opening ceremony for the upcoming Tball, baseball and softball seasons was enjoyed by all coaches, players and fans of each teams last week. A recreation department spokesperson said, “Thanks so much to all who made this night a success, and remember to join us for games on Tuesdays and…

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Three new officers now on duty with the Donalsonville Police Department

New Donalsonville Police Department officers receive the official swearing, COVID-19 safety approved, elbow bump from Donalsonville Chief of Police Woodrow Blue, pictured above, top to bottom with Chief Blue are Rain’a Keyera Butler, Robert Young and Tavarius Bowen. Three new officers, Rain’a Keyera Butler, Robert Young, and Tavarius Bowen, have completed their police academy training and…

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Fired state troopers cleared of alleged cheating reach settlement

After two months of mediation, a settlement has been reached between the Georgia Department of Public Safety and 26 Georgia State Troopers who graduated from the 106th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School Class, but were subsequently terminated based on allegations of cheating on a radar/lidar test during Trooper School.   As a result of mediation,…

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