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Kemp extends suspension of state gasoline tax

Gov. Brian Kemp extended the temporary suspension of the state sales tax on gasoline and other motor fuels Wednesday, citing ongoing high prices and uncertain economic conditions. Kemp signed an executive order extending the suspension through Nov. 29, which he said will help Georgians cope with high food and travel costs during the Thanksgiving holiday.…

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Sign up begins Nov. 27 for Beth Capuson Christmas Store

It’s that time again to get special deals on your Christmas shopping! Applications to shop at the Beth Capuson Christmas Store at Friendship Methodist Church will begin Monday, November 27 between 9-3 in the church office, 305 South Woolfork Avenue.  Sign up is Monday through Thursday; the office is closed on Friday. The first 60…

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County receives $2,589,838 in community block grant funding

Seminole County Manager Paula Granger was all smiles this week after the announcement that Seminole County has received a total of $2,589,838 in Community Block Grant Funding. $1,554,288 of that amount was an infrastructure grant to be used for the paving project of Galilee Church Road, as well as street and drainage improvements. The U.S.…

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Mitchell Blanks wins re-election to Council Seat

In the November 7th election Donalsonville City Councilman Mitchell Blanks won re-election to his District Two, Post 5 seat, easily defeating challenger Lillian Harris 246-29.  275 votes were cast in the election; 122 votes were cast in advance, and 147 votes plus six absentee ballots were cast on election day.  Council Person Blanks commented, “First…

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