Area Breaking News

Hurricane Recovery Benefit concert scheduled for April 13

The Parish Family, a multi-award winning Christian Country Gospel trio from Southwest Georgia is planning to present a gospel concert in support of hurricane relief efforts throughout Seminole County. The concert will be held at the Donalsonville Church of God  on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 7 p.m. The Parish Family is retiring as a…

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Wanted: Seminole County historical photos for Centennial publication

The Donalsonville News will be producing a Seminole County Centennial pictorial publication in celebration of the county’s centennial anniversary to be held in the Fall of 2020.  In preparation for the project we need your historical images of life in and around Seminole, Decatur and Early counties. To submit images, email as many as you…

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Second pass of hurricane debris pickup continues

Pictured here: Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Steven Peterson of the Savannah District visited Seminole County on Wednesday, January 2 to assess the progress of the county’s debris pickup operation The second pass of picking up debris generated by Hurricane Michael began in Seminole County on December 30. Corps of Engineers  officials remind…

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Sort debris into five categories and place within five feet of a roadway

Residents are reminded to stack and pile debris for pickup within five feet of roadway The Corps of Engineers is continuing to coordinate the collection of hurricane debris. Donalsonville City Manger Steve Hicks received notification that the first pass through the City of Donalsonville was complete and a second pickup pass is now underway in the…

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December 13 is the deadline to apply for Hurricane Michael recovery aid

Register in person at Seminole County’s DIsaster Recovery Center located at First Baptist Church in Donalsonville. The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may also register by phone or online using the information pictured at right. Only two weeks remain for Seminole County citizens and Southwest Georgians affected…

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Survival celebration to be held November 17

Seminole County citizens, it is time to rejoice and celebrate our community’s survival and recovery. A day of Thanksgiving – celebrating our thanks and hope for a bright new future of togetherness – has been set for Saturday, November 17 from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Seminole County…

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GDOT to begin debris removal

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) trucks, front end loaders and other heavy equipment are on their way to Seminole County and ten other Southwest Georgia counties. GDOT will be picking up debris from county roads and city streets  until the Governor’s state of emergency declaration ends Nov. 6 or the US Army Corps of Engineers debris removal…

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Donation fund established

A fund has been established for people wishing to make donations for the long-term recovery needs of Donalsonville and Seminole County. Checks should be written to: Community Foundation of Southwest Georgia with information on the memo line stating “Hurricane Relief for Donalsonville/Seminole County”. Checks may be sent to: Community Foundation of Southwest Georgia, PO Box…

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