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Creative characters displayed in Pumpkin Literacy Project

This year’s Seminole County Family Connection and Seminole County Elementary School’s Pumpkin Literacy Project was amazing! There were 150 entries this year, which was an increase of 48 new entries from last year. Students and their families were so creative in their efforts transforming a pumpkin into a character from one of their favorite books. …

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Argument leads to Plain St. shooting

On October 12th, about 11:56 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested to assist the Donalsonville Police Department with a shooting that took place at 421 Plain Street in Donalsonville. GBI agents and police officers determined that an earlier argument led to the shooting that took place with a visitor at the residence. …

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City of Donalsonville awarded $300,000 CHIP Grant

The City of Donalsonville has been awarded a $300,000 Community HOME Investment Grant  (CHIP) to make needed repairs to the homes of eligible low and moderate income homeowners living in a target area within Donalsonville’s city limits. Priority will be given to eligible applicants 62 years of age and older, and repairs cannot be made…

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COVID-19 new case rate declines

The daily COVID-19 case count increase is posted on the Donalsonville News Facebook page The rate of increase in new cases in Seminole County in a one week period has dropped with only nine new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed here in the last seven days. Even better, no new deaths of Seminole County residents were…

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Ameris Bank launches annual food drive Hunger Initiative

Ameris Bank has launched its 11th annual Helping Fight Hunger initiative. Due to COVID-19, this project is more important than ever,  as food insecurity is up by 60%, according to Feeding America. While this year’s campaign may look a little different to observe social distancing practices, Ameris Bank’s focus will remain the same: to collect…

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Nine days remain to cast your vote

As of Thursday, October 22, there are only nine days remaining to cast a vote in the November 3rd General Election. Advanced voting in Seminole County continues daily during the regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through Friday, October 30th.  Voters will also have the opportunity to mark their ballot this Saturday…

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Jaunwanta King selected as the $1000 Census Incentive signup winner

Jaunwanta King was all smiles Tuesday afternoon when she was notified that her name had been drawn as the $1,000 winner in the Seminole County Census Incentive signup promotion.  In early September, in a final attempt to get every Seminole County citizen counted in the U.S. Census, a $1,000 monetary incentive to take the time…

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Downtown to host a drive thru Trick or Treat parade

Saturday, October 31 4-6 p.m. in downtown Donalsonville After a year filled with so many cancellations, community leaders and volunteers have decided that Halloween is not going to be added to the list of events not happening this year in Seminole County.  Traditional downtown trick or treating, with costumed characters walking the streets of Donalsonville, will…

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