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Overcoming vaccine hesitancy key to getting past COVID-19

Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said Thursday. The various Coronavirus vaccines now available are effective against the Delta variant, now responsible for the most new infections. But other variants could…

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Jacob Stinson completes training requirements to become a Georgia State Certified Firefighter

Pictured: Donalsonville Fire and Rescue Department Captain Brandon Lane congratulates Jacob Stinson on becoming a Georgia State Certified Firefighter.    Donalsonville firefighter Jacob Stinson recently completed the training requirements needed to become a Georgia State Certified Firefighter. He has completed over 300 hours of training in the past ten months to acquire this certification.  Jacob began his…

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Seminole Manor temporarily suspends visitation

Due to increased COVID-19 cases in the Seminole County community, Seminole Manor Nursing Home has temporarily suspended visitation.  Donalsonville Hospital visitation, available from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily,  is restricted as well. All visitors must wear a mask at all times while in the facility No visitors will be allowed for COVID-19 positive patients…

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Back-packed and ready to scramble!

  Pictured: Backpack packers Nicole Touchton, Lyndon Touchton, Cindy Meadows, Celia Weir, and Billie McLendon; not pictured, Arabella Touchton and Martha Fowler Family Connection’s School Supply Scramble is August 2 The Seminole County Family Connection Collaborative spent Monday packing backpacks for the its annual School Supply Scramble that will be on August 2nd from 12-1 p.m.…

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Southwest Georgia Health Clinics in Donalsonville

Southwest Georgia Healthcare Clinics, Inc. in Donalsonville has been awarded $889,375 in funding to aid COVID-19 response and overall healthcare access in rural Seminole County. This grant is the only one awarded in the state of Georgia and will enable the clinic to expand healthcare resources and improve COVID-19 response in the community.  The funding…

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How to watch the Perseids — the best meteor shower of the year

The past few months have delivered several spectacular celestial phenomena, including the rare “super flower blood moon” lunar eclipse, “ring of fire” solar eclipse and a beautiful strawberry supermoon. But now, the year’s best meteor shower, Perseids, has arrived, promising to bring spectacular shooting stars to the Summer sky.  Astrophotographers will want to make sure…

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1,346 students head back to school Aug. 4

The first day of school for Seminole County schools is Wednesday, August 4. The elementary and middle/high school Principals and their staffs have about completed the scheduling process for all students for the new year, a task that takes a massive amount of time, energy and dedication for the approximately 1,346 students enrolled for the…

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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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