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City councilmen sworn in for new terms

Last week Seminole County Probate Judge Michael Jon Rogerson gave the oath of office to re-elected Donalsonville City Councilmen Mitchell Blanks and Travis Brooks. Councilman Blanks was unopposed in the November Election and begins his third term on the City Council. Councilmal Brooks defeated challenger Lola Givens in the November election and begins his second…

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Finally, it’s the right time again in Seminole County

Before Hurricane Michael, it was always 5 o’clock in Seminole County – according to the Courthouse’s broken clock. On the day Michael stormed into town, time literally disappeared when the clock was blown away by Michael’s 160+ mph winds. But today, more than fifteen months after the storm, it’s now the right time to make…

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Moving forward on the dream

Citizens of Donalsonville and Seminole County paid tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 20. The day’s festivities were met with cold temperatures, but sunny skies made for a picture-perfect day to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. The celebration began shortly after 10 a.m. as…

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Qualifying fees and dates set for county election

The Seminole County governing authority is required by O.C.G.A. §21-2-131 to fix and publish qualifying fees for county offices not later than February 1 of any year in which a general primary or general election is to be held.  The qualifying fees for the offices of the Clerk of Superior Court, Probate Judge, Sheriff and…

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Legacy Show Choir to perform Garden of Eden

The Seminole County Middle High School Legacy Show Choir and chorus will present “Garden of Eden, A Musical Extravaganza” on Saturday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the SCMHS Cafeteria. Tickets for the February 1 dinner theatre performance are $20 or you can purchase a table for $100, which will seat up to six people. …

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David Maxwell receives the Georgia Peanut Commission 2020 Media Award

More than 1,600 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on January 16 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton.  The Georgia Peanut Commission’s 2020 Georgia Peanut Media award was presented to David Maxwell, managing editor of…

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Mark Spooner attends signing of China Trade Agreement in Washington D.C

Seminole County Commissioner Mark Spooner was in Washington D. C. last week and had the opportunity to be in present and witness President Donald Trump sign the Phase One Trade Agreement with China, a historic trade agreement that will significantly impact Seminole County’as ag-based economy. Spooner commented, “As an area that relies heavily on agriculture,…

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100 years in the making . . . Seminole County’s Centennial Year arrives

On January 1, 2020, Seminole County entered its 100th year. One hundred years in the making, a grand celebration is being developed and the Donalsonville News plans to acknowledge this county’s centennial, beginning this week, for 52 consecutive weeks, with the publication of feature articles, reflections from the past and, publishing in October, a historical…

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