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Advance voting begins Monday, June 13th for June 21st Runoff

Georgia’s next big election is a runoff set for Tuesday, June 21, and the Democratic challengers for four of the state’s top constitutional offices will be decided, along with several key congressional runoffs throughout the state that could sway Capitol Hill’s balance of political power. Under Georgia law, if no candidate breaks 50% in an…

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Make a splash in the library’s Summer reading program

The Southwest Georgia Regional Library is thrilled to announce its partnership with Page Turner Adventures, the Emmy-Award Winning team of Jill Nadler and Kenny Mikey, known for bringing stories to life with their comedic approach at libraries, schools and theaters across the world to bring summer reading to the ocean floor!  Beginning Monday, June 6th,…

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Mitchell Blanks appointed to PeoplesSouth Bank’s Board

PeoplesSouth Bank, a community bank headquartered in Colquitt, Georgia with thirty-one full service locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, has announced the appointment of Mitchell Blanks to the Bank’s Board of Directors.   “PeoplesSouth Bank is fortunate to be able to add an experienced businessman and community leader to our board.  Mitchell’s success in business…

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Burned biscuits do not have to be a deal breaker

I originally ran this column in June of 2016. Each June since I rerun it to make the annual point that life isn’t perfect, but it is so well worth living. Enjoy. “Life is like an unsharpened pencil. Without a point, its mark is less clear.” – Eraica Chan We have all heard that life…

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The Great Physicians

William Osler is often considered the father of modern medicine.  A Canadian physician, Osler was also one of the four founding professors of the world-renowned John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.   Among Osler’s many accomplishments, he is credited with starting the first residency programs for specialty training in medicine.  Dr. Osler was also one…

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Hurricane season has arrived. Are you prepared?

After seeing first hand the destruction and surviving the devastation of Hurricane Michael in October of 2018, the beginning of Hurricane Season is front page news in Seminole County, and for residents in all communities in southwest Georgia. With the 2022 Hurricane Season now officially here, beginning on June 1, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire…

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Governor extends temporary suspension of gasoline tax

 Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order last Thursday extending the suspension of the state gasoline sales tax through July 14. The General Assembly passed legislation in March suspending the fuel tax until May 31 as inflation began raising pump prices above $4 a gallon. The price of gasoline dropped slightly earlier this month but…

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The 100 deadliest days of teen driving has begun

  Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days of driving for teens. The coming and going of Memorial Day is a welcomed day for many. It marks the unofficial start to Summer and signals that school is almost out for the year. If you are the parents of a teenage driver, the passing of…

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Traffic stop results in drug bust

Pictured . . . Seminole County Sheriff Officer Lieutenant Jim Shingler and K9 Officer Layla While on routine patrol on May 19th, at approximately 2:25 p.m. Seminole County Sheriff Officer Lieutenant Jim Shingler conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Tacoma with a Florida tag.  In talking with the occupants of the vehicle, they stated…

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Rodeo rewards those who helped to make it a success

Pictured clockwise from top left: Julia Lenz, Erin Lenz, Tony Buczek, Lennon Brock, Rylee Herrington and Kylie Johnson  accept the check for the Seminole Singers; Rylee Herrington, Julia Lenz, Lennon Brock, Kylie Johnson, Kaleigh Downing, Addy Eakin, Abbie Helms, Kynia Blake and Cindy Meadows accept the check for Seminole County 4-H; Kale King, Andy Dukes and Dean Burke accept…

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