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Chalk the Walk

To give all of us something fun and artsy to do during our sheltering and social separation days, why not join in the county-wide interactive chalk art contest. The Poseys and Stewarts have submitted their entries and are challenging the rest of the community to Chalk the Walk, just like AngieGrace Posey, daughter Ryan and Amber…

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SCHS virtual graduation ceremony set for May 22

  Details on how to access and watch the virtual graduation ceremony will be announced as soon as they become available.  Due to the never before seen circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and the Summer time line of some Seminole County graduating Seniors reporting to various places for their next chapter of life, Seminole County Middle/High…

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Local officials brace for what could be major cuts to schools

The economic impacts of Coronavirus could put the state government $3 billion to $4 billion in the hole during the next fiscal year, an Atlanta-based public policy think tank warned last week. Closing such a huge budget shortfall without massive cuts to state agencies and vital services is going to require massive federal assistance, more…

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Georgia judicial emergency extended until June 12th

Georgia’s Coronavirus-prompted judicial emergency has been extended for another month. Chief Justice Harold Melton announced Monday that he would sign an order this week extending the emergency from May 13, the current expiration date, until June 12. All criminal and civil jury trials will continue to be suspended, and courts will be barred from summoning…

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Shop locally to help businesses, economy recover from pandemic

  Support local businesses today, tomorrow and next week! See details on page 14A in the April 30th edition of the Donalsonville News   The phrase ‘shop local’ has been thrown around a lot in the past. It is mostly used when it comes to area small businesses that have to compete with the modern convenience…

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Voter registration deadline is May 11 for June 9 elections

Early voting begins May 18 The Seminole County Special Election, giving voters the chance to choose Mitzy Moye or Ron Johnson as the new Mayor of Donalsonville, along with the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election is set for Tuesday, June 9.  The voter registration deadline for the June 9, 2020 election will be May…

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Local small business loans up to $40,000 available

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the availability of working capital loans for existing small businesses in Seminole County impacted by COVID-19.  The maximum loan is $40,000; or, $10,000 per job (four  jobs maximum) retained and held by low- and moderate-income persons.   Loan applications will be reviewed by the local…

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Wiley Avenue RR crossing to reopen on Friday

The Wiley Avenue railroad crossing in downtown Donalsonville was closed on Monday, April 27 for repairs. The work being done by CSX Railroad was originally expected to take approximately three days.  After removing the asphalt from the rail, repair workers identified additional necessary maintenance work needed than originally anticipated. So, instead of opening on Thursday…

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