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How to start keeping honeybees . . .

A really hot topic that’s been flying around the last few years has been pollinators. From butterflies, to native bees, everyone in the last five or ten years has heard about their decline and importance. Every first grade class between here and Athens has been raising Monarchs to release like its going out of style…

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Chamber’s Art in the Park event returns this Saturday

The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, with the help of a few volunteers, will again host a Third Saturday event this weekend on July 17th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city park in downtown Donalsonville. The purpose of this community event is to provide a regular gathering in the downtown area.  The…

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Vaccination rates low in southwest Georgia as cases increase

A study from Georgetown University pinpoints southwest Georgia as part of a COVID cluster. The Georgetown study and the southwest Georgia public health director both say vaccinations here are at a standstill. Southwest Georgia health director Dr. Charles Ruis says the Georgetown study is correct. Vaccination rates are not high enough and it’s leading to…

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Countdown begins for first day of school on August 4th

  The first day of school for Seminole County schools is Wednesday, August 4. Regular bus routes will begin the first day of school and run each day of the school year. Seminole County Middle High School sixth through eighth grade orientation will be held at Seminole County Middle High School Thursday, July 29th from…

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11- 12 year olds advance to second round of state tourney

The 11- and 12-year-old baseball boys from the Seminole Recreation Department played the first round of state in Roberta, Georgia last weekend and advanced to the second round of the Dixie Youth State Baseball Championship this weekend.  The 11- and 12-year-old Indians, in defeating Crawford County 3-1, played great as a team with very few…

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Sara Jo Fain, Lanie Brown place third nationally in FCCLA competition

Sara Jo Fain and Lanie Brown placed third in the nation with their Promote and Publicize FCCLA presentation; and react to their win online. Not even a global pandemic can stop Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from making a difference in their families, careers, and communities. Although this school year looked a bit…

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Animal Rescue Alliance preparing to open and serve Seminole County

The project’s first donor, Eva Scott, raised funds for the Animal Rescue Alliance project with her lemonade stand It has been an unfortunate fact that stray and unwanted animals in Seminole County have long been a perplexing problem.  With only a part-time animal control officer, and no facility to take animals to, the only recourse…

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Grey Wells qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo

Grey Wells of Seminole County has earned a position on the Alabama National High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lincoln, Nebraska July 18-24 to compete in the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Team Roping competition. Grey is son of Christy and Pat Wells of…

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Green Machine Summer band camp schedule announced

  The following Summer band camp dates and times for the Seminole County Green Machine have been announced by band director Dallas Burke.   All practice sessions will be held at the Seminole County Middle High School band room and practice field. Practice times are mandatory and students need to wear lightweight shirts, shorts and…

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Work search requirements required for unemployed Georgians

Claimants who live in Georgia must register at employgeorgia.com   As of July 4, unemployed Georgians now have to submit evidence they’re looking for work to the state Department of Labor. Reinstatement of the work search requirement comes as Georgia ends its participation in the various pandemic-related federal unemployment insurance programs Congress has passed during…

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