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Davis Ponder is now U. S. Army Ranger Ponder

On Friday, March 8, the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced that Davis Ponder and 150 additional soldiers met the standards and graduated the Ranger Course at Ft. Benning in Columbus. Davis is the son of Karen and Ernest Ponder of Donalsonville. Beaming with pride and proudly displaying his ranger badge on his left…

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Signs of recovery going up on state roadways

On October 10th the 115 miles per hour winds of Hurricane Michael flattened and destroyed thousands of road signs in Seminole County and throughout southwest and southern Georgia. Immediately after the destruction caused by Michael’s force, the Georgia Department of Transportation began replacing all affected traffic critical signs; however, today, more than five months later,…

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Seminole County receives 2019 GECC Communications Team of the Year honor

Pictured, left to right, Paula Whaley, Pam Helms, Rhonda Glover, Morgan Cross  Seminole County’s E-911 Coordinator Paula Whaley recently attended the 10th annual Georgia Emergency Communications Conference (GECC) in Columbus.  With Seminole County Sheriff Heath Elliott in the audience, Coordinator Whaley accepted the award for 2019 Georgia Emergency Communications Team of the Year.  The 911…

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Mark Earnest selected lone finalist for Superintendent

At the March 11th regular monthly meeting of the Seminole County Board of Education, the Board selected Mark Earnest as the lone finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Seminole County School System.  From a pool of over twenty-five applicants, Earnest emerged as the clear choice.  Board Chairman Dr. Michael Kirkland commented, “His professional…

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Rodeo rides into town Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16

Save money by getting your advance tickets at the chamber of commerce, Donalsonville News, Bush Retirement and Seminole County financial institutions. Planning is almost over and the fun is set to begin. Finally, Rodeo Days have arrived in Donalsonville. Well, almost. This Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., “Welcome to the Donalsonville-Seminole County…

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Donalsonville man charged in fatal shooting in Cairo

Law enforcement officers have charged a man from Donalsonville with the murder of Jimmy Lee Bryant of Cairo. Derrick Clark, 31, of Donalsonville is accused of shooting the 86-year-old Bryant Sunday. March 3rd, Bryant was shot and later died in the yard of his home on MLK Jr. Avenue S.W., according to the Georgia Bureau…

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Donalsonville man arrested for assault on Postal worker

A Donalsonville man charged in the assault of a federal postal employee on Wednesday, March 6 had an initial appearance today, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Traveyon Devante Wilcox, of Donalsonville, had his initial appearance before The Honorable Thomas Q. Langstaff, U.S. Magistrate Judge. Mr. Wilcox…

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Seminole County deputy apprehends Baker County suspect

On March 4th, at 5:26 p.m., Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ed Moorhead was traveling east bound on Highway 84 inside Decatur County when he met a gray Dodge Challenger that he believed to be involved in the assault of a law enforcement officer earlier that date in Baker County.  A lookout had been given…

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Rodeo tickets now on sale

The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Boots & Roots Rodeo is just eight days away and this year’s event promises to be the best one yet. In addition to the level of competition increasing from year to year this year’s show will feature  the International Professional Rodeo Associations’s All-Around Champion Cowboy Justin Thigopen,…

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Join the Boots & Roots Rodeo sponsorship team

Sign up as a sponsor or vendor by calling the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce at 229-524-2588 Get your boots ready because in 64 short days the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce Boots and Roots Rodeo will be kicking up the dust again at the Chris Thomas Arena on U.S. Highway 84 east in Donalsonville.…

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