4-H Junior Shotgun Team places first in state

Placing first in State Competition – Seminole County 4-H Shotgun Junior Team members Gage Trawick, Julian Harrison, Lyndon Touchton, Davis Fowler, Ty Weir and Decatur Milner.  Placing fifth in State competition – Seminole County 4-H Shotgun Senior Team, coaches, and volunteers: front row: Steve Whitaker, Janet Whitaker, Peyton Baker, Paul Hornsby, Peyton Brown, Gabe Williams,…

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Canning plant is preserving a Southern tradition

Pictured from left to right in the Seminole County Canning Plant are Carlene Courson, BethAnn Smith, Will Miller, Drew Smith, and Holly Garcia Can it! New Seminole County Agriculture Extension Agent Cody H Bowling was recently given a tour of the Seminole County Canning Plant by Seminole County Middle High School Ag teacher Dusty Smith…

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Summer Sacrifice program aims to build champions

The Seminole County Summer Sacrifice program has been established for all student athletes of Seminole County Middle and High Schools.  The goal of the Summer program is to give Seminole County athletes the opportunity to put in maximum effort in the off season to achieve maximum results in upcoming regular seasons. Student athletes are required…

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black running for U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., has drawn the most well-known Republican challenger to date to his looming reelection bid next year. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black entered the 2022 Senate race last Friday with a speech at the state Republican convention on Jekyll Island. “Warnock and [President Joe] Biden promised to ‘fundamentally change America,’…

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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 have 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 should…

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Joyful, joyful

The rainbow was framed between two cypress trees as I walked out on the dock at Compass Lake.  It was a bit unexpected since it had not rained, but in the distance, I could see the rain cloud across the lake that was refracting the light.   Two days later, Mary Lou and I were…

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Local library launches Summer programming based on comedy story theater shows

Southwest Georgia Regional Library announces interactive virtual Summer reading program for elementary school children Southwest Georgia Regional Library proudly announces 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, is taking the…

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Southwest Georgia becomes the first Age-Friendly Designated Region in the country

Pictured left to right are Paul Nagy, Chairman of the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission; Suzanne Angell, Executive Director of the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission; and  Barbara Reddick, Deputy Director of the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission Effective May 27, 2021, the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Region’s 14 counties became the first Age Friendly Designated Region…

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Wanted: Vintage images of life on Lake Seminole

Pictured above – In a publicity photo for Crosby Aeromarine of Donalsonville, are, from top left clockwise: Kaye Stapleton, Charlotte Thomas Marshall, Amy Hornsby, and Daphne Dukes.  The Donalsonville News is searching for classic and vintage images, as well as factual tall tales, of the early days of Lake Seminole – just like the classic image pictured…

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