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Cooking with the big boys!

The first annual Fire House BBQ Festival and Cook Off, sponsored by the Donalsonville Downtown Development Authority, was a huge and red-hot success this past April. Twenty-eight teams competed in the Georgia Barbecue Association sanctioned event for a chance to show off their cooking skills and compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Plans were…

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Make a SPLASH with water safety tips

For many in Southwest Georgia, school is out and Summer outdoor activities are heating up. Southwest Health District has tips to help residents to stay safe and healthy while enjoying time in the water this Summer. “Swimming and water recreation are wonderful exercise,” says Southwest Health District Director Dr. Charles Ruis. “However, we in public…

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Take proper precautions to stay cool during intense heat

During extreme heat it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. If this happens, you may develop heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke. Heatstroke is a medical emergency which can result in permanent damage to your vital organs, or even death, if not treated immediately. Extreme heat can also make…

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Fourth celebration set for July 2 at Seminole State Park

Jake Vinson and The Band to perform The annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration will be held this year on Tuesday, July 2 beginning at 5 p.m. at Seminole State Park. During the day a full slate of park activities will be on the schedule including kayak and canoe tours leading up to the fireworks…

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Seminole County to represent District 5 in Georgia Dixie Youth state tourney

Pictured here: The Seminole County 9 and 10 All Stars are coached by Head Coach Wes Baldwin and assistant coaches, Michael Jon Rogerson and Stan Deal. The players include Luke Akers, Dontavious Bell, Zy’Mere Chrispen, Preston Deal, Ellis Denham, Cullen Hicks, Jack Palmer, Reed Phillips, Brody Rogerson, Luke Scott and Colt Williams. The Seminole County…

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Federal Disaster Relief for Farmers approved

On Monday, June 3, the United States Congress approved a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill which includes an appropriation of $3 billion for farmers who suffered crop loss from Hurricane Michael. The spending bill will address damage left from natural disasters across 12 states, Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands. “I commend our colleagues in…

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Burn Ban issued for Donalsonville

Due to the extreme heat and lack of rainfall the Donalsonville Fire and Rescue Department has suspended issuing burn permits in the city limits of Donalsonville until further notice. For information on burn permits in Seminole County, contact Georgia Forestry at 229-524-6667.

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