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Hospital changes visitation policy

Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Donalsonville Hospital has announced it has changed the visitation policy to no visitors for the hospital’s medical surgery hall and the emergency department. A hospital spokesperson commented, “We apologize for this inconvenience and we ask you to please wear a mask, get vaccinated and socially distance as…

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Donalsonville airport receives infrastructure law funding

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) applauded the recent announcement of funds to local and regional airports in Middle and Southwest Georgia made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “Today, we are seeing how federal legislation can make a difference in communities across our country…

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Georgians urged not to go to hospital for COVID testing amid surge

Free vaccines are available at the Seminole County Health Department and Walgreens Pharmacy in Donalsonville    Georgia’s Department of Public Health is urging Georgians not to go to hospitals for COVID testing amid a surge in cases across the state. “To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing…

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Today is my tomorrow!

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may  accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do…

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To do or not to do

To do or not to do.  That is the question, to paraphrase the famous line from Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  In my case, I am thinking about the New Year resolutions that I typically write about the first week in January of each year.  More specifically, I am thinking about the ways that I keep…

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Politics and pandemic dominate Georgia news headlines in 2021

  From upset victories by Democrats in two U.S. Senate runoffs in January to the December launch of a rare primary challenge of a sitting Governor, politics dominated Georgia’s news landscape in 2021.  Only the ups and downs of the Coronavirus pandemic gripping Georgia for a second year vied for attention with the partisan fallout…

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2022 New Year rings in new Georgia state laws

Every new year comes with a new set of laws and Georgia has a few that are rolling out along with 2022. Starting January 1st several bills signed by Governor Brian Kemp during the 2021-2022 legislative session will take effect. Here’s a closer look at what will change: Ensuring Transparency in Prior Authorization Act –…

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What a Year – 2021 in Review

2022 is almost here and the Donalsonville News presents a look back at the top stories in 2021 2021 has been an unprecedented year with the continuation of a pandemic, political issues, protests, and progress dominating the headlines.  The top stories affecting Seminole County and Southwest Georgia residents over the past twelve months appear below, and…

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