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150 years and counting

The older you get the more milestones of various sorts come your way.  Some are personal.  Some have to do with your family and friends.  Others relate to significant dates related to institutions that are important to you.  We all have markers along our journey. This past week, Mary Lou and I were honored to…

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National Newspaper Week highlights the importance of real news delivery

“Real Newspapers, Real News” is one of the themes of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 2 – 8) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real”  at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats.  This is the 82nd annual National Newspaper Week, a…

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Indians to host Rebels this Friday for Homecoming

Pictured here, seated: Brittany Robinson, BethAnn Smith, Savannah Alderman, Key’Shyriah West, and Sara Jo Fain; standing: Kendall Denham, Geisha Smith, JaylaCoachman, and Jada Coachman The Seminole County Indians are set to host the Atkinson County Rebels Friday night, September 23 for Homecoming. The kickoff for the game at Seminole Field in Donalsonville is set for 7:30 p.m. Last Friday,…

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Seminole State Park adds new item to its tempt your palate menu

  Seminole State Park is taking the eating of natural food snacks to a whole new level. Due to the popularity of its Eat a Cricket challenge, park management staff has added a new item to the challenge  menu – Larvets – a crunchy worm snack available in three flavors – Mexican spice, cheddar cheese…

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Ready to embrace the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox

Today, September 22, is 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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A Great Story: Part 2

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about our trip to State College, PA when our Auburn Tigers played the Penn State Nittany Lions.  It was the first road trip that Mary Lou and I had taken since the arrival of Covid, and it did not disappoint. Mary Lou and I joined our friends, Ed…

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American Pickers to film in Georgia, again

The American Pickers are excited to return to Georgia! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout this area in December 2022. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of anise “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as…

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Jimmy Holt appointed Miller County Sheriff

Following the recommendation of the committee he appointed, Governor Brian Kemp issued an Executive Order on Monday, August 30, 2022, suspending Miller County Sheriff Richard Morgan. The suspension will last for a period of sixty days and was effective immediately upon issuing the order. Immediately thereafter Craig Earnest, Chief Judge of the Superior Courts Pataula…

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Rejoice Run to again sponsor free Mammogram screenings at Donalsonville Hospital

Pictured: Rejoice Run and Mom’s Mile is again sponsoring free mammogram screenings at Donalsonville Hospital during the month of October. Pictured above, left to right, receiving a check from Steffey Vines, Rejoice Run and Mom’s Mile founder, are Amy Allen, MSRS BSRT(R)(M)(BD)(ARRT)CBE-MC Certified Clinical Breast Examiner and Lead Mammographer, Donalsonville Hospital Radiology Department; April Massey,…

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Rome City Schools name Dr. Eric L. Holland Superintendent

In a unanimous vote by the Rome Board of Education, Dr. Eric. L. Holland has been named Superintendent Of Rome City Schools, effective September 3, 2022. Holland, an educator with 23 years of experience, most recently served as Principal of Rome High School in Rome, Ga. and Marietta High School in Marietta, Ga.  Holland has…

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