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Nine days remain to vote for Mayor

IN THEIR OWN WORDS  – Which candidate for Mayor has the right stuff, the grandest vision and the greatest ability to lead the city into the future? In an effort to assist voters in that decision, and to offer voters a chance to hear directly from the candidates, the Donalsonville News will host an In Their Own Words…

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County’s census response rate remains a low 36.8%

The 2020 Census is underway, and the time to act and make sure you are counted is now. A full and accurate count of all state residents is vital for Georgia communities, but it is rural Georgians who could feel a major difference between a count that is only partly accurate – and one that…

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County, state begin planning for school in the Fall

Georgia’s top government and educational leaders formed working groups last week to plan for reopening schools in the Fall as the federal government released long-awaited safety guidance. Locally, the Seminole County School System, as with Georgia’s other 179 school districts, will use the guidelines offered by the state to make its own decision about whether…

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No fireworks is disappointing, but not surprising

The Fourth of July will happen as it does every year, but Independence Day will have to come and go without its usual fanfare in Seminole County at Seminole State Park.  Park officials confirmed Wednesday that a Fourth of July fireworks display will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well…

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Can hand sanitizer explode in your car?

Hand sanitizer most likely will not explode in a hot vehicle; however, sanitizer left too long exposed to high temperatures, could cause the alcohol to lose potency In our new, strange COVID-19 world, there are a whole host of new normals to adjust to: wearing a mask in public, avoiding large crowds, and washing your hands…

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How much do masks help against COVID-19?

Pictured above, Seminole-Hartzog Pharmacy staff members, along with employees at businesses all over Seminole County, are wearing masks for your protection as well as their own. From purchased to home-made coverings, all should help — some a lot more than others New evidence suggests the novel Coronavirus might be able to spread through the air.…

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What can you do?

By Dan Ponder It is hard to believe the problems that have descended on Southwest Georgia in the past couple of years.  Hurricane Michael left such widespread devastation that parts of our area are still trying to crawl out of that hole. Just as we are seeing some semblance of light at the end of…

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