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Young at heart

Mary Lou and I walked into the packed theater to the sound of synchronized applause.  We were accompanied by some two dozen other people as we were escorted to our seats.  It could have been a tremendous boost to your ego, until you realized that the 1,000+ fourth graders were just clapping in time to…

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Salvation Army Service Center celebrates National Salvation Army Week, May 9-15,

Pictured, Salvation Army Service Center Director Merreann McDonald holds a proclamation signed by Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds proclaiming May 9-15 National Salvation Army Week The Salvation Army in Bainbridge, serving Decatur and Seminole Counties, is excited to celebrate National Salvation Army Week, this week May 9-15. The celebration recognizes the countless good deeds performed by the Army…

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Lady Indians fall to Trion High School in Final Four match

The Lady Indians tennis team’s season came to an end last Thursday in Trion, Georgia.  Playing in a Final Four match for the chance to advance into the GHSA State Tennis tournament finals, the Lady Indians fell 3-1 to the Trion High School girls team. The defending State Champion Indians boys season ended earlier with…

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Take care in the sun this Summer!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month During the month of May, designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Andrea Alexander M.D. and Rachel Gilbert, PA-C are reminding all Seminole County and Southwest Georgia residents that everyone is at risk for skin cancer – this Summer and every day of the year.  One in five Americans will…

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Agape Care group collecting supplies for troops

Pictured are Seminole County Legionnaire Patrick Cofty, Hospice Liaison Stan Blackmon, Clinical Supervisor Karen Rogerson, RN Case Manager Kelly Haire, and Seminole County Legionnaires Royce Davis and Jerry Houston May is Military Appreciation Month, and   the  Agape Care Group and the Seminole County American Legion Post 157 members have teamed up to support our…

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Early voting continues for May 24 primary, ends Friday, May 20

Pictured are Angelia Myrick and Billy Shingler, two of the 109 voters who had cast a ballot as of Wednesday, May 11 in the early voting process at the Seminole County Courthouse. Early voting ends May 20 With less than two weeks until the May 24 primary elections in Georgia, it is important that all…

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Our heroes and the actions that define them

This past week as we here at the Donalsonville News began putting together the paper’s annual Memorial Day tribute, scheduled  as a special edition in the May 26th edition, one question kept popping into my head. With each photograph of a veteran that has been submitted and with each face expressing a story of heroic,…

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The unbroken chain

The only teenager I ever met with the last name of “Ponder” that was not my sibling happened to be my future wife.   We met in the seventh grade at Girard Junior High School in Dothan, where our Algebra teacher made us sit in alphabetical order.   Mary Lou and I were great friends…

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A writer, a poet, a mom, and more

Seminole County’s Betty R. Middleton is indeed an inspiration to us all. Mother to Paula Middleton Faircloth and Greg Middleton of Seminole County, Betty has spent her entire life enjoying it to its fullest. In addition to all of the accolades she has received as a writer, a poet, a photographer and business woman, she…

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