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Donalsonville News awarded Community Service Award

The Donalsonville News receives the Georgia Press Association and Georgia Municipal Association’s 2019 Service to the Community Trophy for its contributions and service to the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and throughout the year Each year the Georgia Press Association (GPA) partners with the Georgia Municipal Association and seeks annual nominations for its Service to the Community Trophy.…

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2019 Seminole County Farm Tour is set for June 12th

The deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7 Have you ever thought about how the food you eat goes from the field to dinner plate? If so, take this opportunity to come to the 2019 Seminole County Farm Tour and see how it’s done. The event is set for Wednesday, June 12…

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Areas with less tree coverage heating up hotter and faster

Without the shade trees, it’s going to be a hot Summer for all of us impacted by Hurricane Michael. Satellite imagery by the National Weather Service Tallahassee is already showing that the areas where millions of trees fell during the Category 5 storm are heating up faster, and a little hotter, than the surrounding areas.…

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Donalsonville News phone scam alert

Unknown callers, identifying themselves as representatives of the Donalsonville News, are calling residents in Seminole Country informing them of a payment policy change at the newspaper. The caller, using what appears to be a local number, is telling newspaper advertisers and subscribers that the Donalsonville News will no longer be accepting checks and the paper…

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City makes plans to revitalize downtown with R.U.R.A.L. Zone program

The R.U.R.A.L. (Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas Legislation) Zone will offer job tax credits, investment credits and rehabilitation credits to encourage activity and development Recognizing that many small, rural downtown areas have experienced varying levels of economic distress, Georgia Department of Community Affairs  (DCA) worked with the Georgia General Assembly to secure passage  in 2017 of a bill…

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Links for Literacy set for June 2

For the fourth and hopefully final time, Seminole County Family Connection has rescheduled its annual Links for Literacy Golf Tournament for Sunday, June 2nd. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. and tee time will be at 1:30 p.m. The tournament, which has had to be rescheduled multiple time due to storm and weather-related issues,  will…

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Train speeds to increase on CSX line

CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) announced last week that the authorized speed of freight trains on its line from Montgomery, Alabama, through Donalsonville and all the way east to Waycross, Georgia will increase from the current speed limit of 25 mph to a maximum of 40 mph at many locations effective at 12:01 a.m. on June…

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Seminole County golf teams capture Top 5 finish in State

 The Seminole County High School boys and girls golf teams completed another successful season by finishing fifth place overall in GHSA state competition on Monday and Tuesday.  The boys team carded a two day total of 716 to capture the top 5 finish.  Jay Palmer led the Indians with rounds of 87 and 85.  The…

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Donalsonville Hospital donates to Seminole County Disaster Relief Fund

Donalsonville Hospital is proud to make a $$9,359.91 donation to the Seminole County Disaster Relief Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of South Georgia, Inc. Money raised was a result of Donalsonville Hospital Controller Katie Hatcher’s successful T-shirt sale and all the generous community members who supported the cause.   The fund is…

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