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HURRICANE MICHAEL TAKES AIM AT SEMINOLE OCUNTY

October 10, 2018 SEMINOLE COUNTY, GA. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY   SEEK SHELTER NOW IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME.   A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY, GEORGIA. A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE MAIN THREAT OF TORNADOS WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE INTO…

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Worst possible scenario could face local farmers

Pictured: Peanut pickers were working around the clock on Mark Hanna’s farm “Hurricane Michael, which I was not really tracking until Saturday, is gaining strength now and threatening to hit the Gulf Coast and to make its way through Seminole County. Right now predictions are for this hurricane to reach a Cat 3 strength prior to…

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Seminole County prepares for direct hit from Hurricane Michael

Seminole County Emergency Management Agency officials have planned for the worst, but they are hoping for the best as Hurricane Michael  approaches with all of its fury. The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting the main impact for our area to be tropical storm force winds, possible tornadic activity, downed trees, and downed power lines. …

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Lions take serving the community to the heart

The Donalsonville Lions Club has a mission to serve the citizens of the Seminole County community and at this week’s weekly meeting the club was presented information about helping others in the event of cardiac arrest emergencies. South Georgia EMS Director of Operations Randy Williams and District Manger Johnny Russ demonstrated to club members the…

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Sen. Burke attends Capital Conference on Opioid Epidemic

Pictured, left to right, William Crozer and Sen. Dean Burke in front of the West Wing entrance to the White House Senator Dean Burke recently attended the Best Practices in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic Conference with senior members of the President’s administrative team and other state and local government officials to discuss comprehensive efforts and…

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State Charter Schools Commission approves Spring Creek Charter Academy petition

Replication of highly-successful Pataula Charter Academy to open in the 2019-20 school year   The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) has announced that it approved Spring Creek Charter Academy, a replication of the highly-successful state charter school Pataula Charter Academy, to open in the 2019-20 school year. The new school will serve students…

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Ameris Bank launches annual food drive

    Pictured left to right are Carlie Phillips, Michele Rogerson, Carrie Holland, Jessica Adams, Jenna Phillips and Michelle Madden   Ameris Bank announces its ninth annual Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative taking place during October at the Donalsonville branch and all of its bank branches throughout the Southeast. All bank locations are collecting…

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Red Ribbon Day parade is October 11

The community in invited to come out and “honk” a horn to say no to drugs in the community’s annual Red Ribbon Day parade for the Seminole County Head Start/Early Head Start students. The parade is planned for Thursday, October 11 and will be held on MLK Drive in Donalsonville beginning at 10 a.m. Organizers…

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Sales tax increases by one percent

As of Monday, October 1st Seminole County residents are paying one percent more for all local purchases as Seminole County’s local sales tax increased from seven to eight percent. That one percent is Seminole County’s transportation special purpose local option sales tax (TSPLOST), which was overwhelmingly approved by local voters in last May’s election. The…

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Red for a reason

The Donalsonville Fire Rescue Department shines a light for fallen firefighters during “Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters” as Part of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Week. As dusk turns to dark during the first week of October, more than 80 iconic buildings, landmarks and fire departments across the country will glow in respect of the…

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