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SCHS virtual graduation is Friday, May 22

In person, live Graduation scheduled for Friday, June The Seminole County Middle/High School’s virtual graduation ceremony is set for Friday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m.  The ceremony can be accessed  at https://youtu.be/JHvBRryOhHo  The virtual graduation presentation will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will include, in the following order,  a welcome, Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, Salutatory…

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American Legion Post 157 cancels Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony

Annual Memorial Day Salute inside the May 21 edition of the Donalsonville News On Monday, May 25, 2020, Americans across the country will celebrate the brave men and women soldiers who died defending our country. As our nation and the state of Georgia still suffer from the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Donalsonville American Legion Post…

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County’s 2020 census response rate remains low

The 2020 Census is underway, and it is time to act. A full and accurate count of all state residents is vital for Georgia communities, but it is rural Georgians who could feel a major difference between a count that is only partly accurate – and one that includes every single member of the community.…

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Advance voting begins Monday

Advanced in person voting begins Monday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. for the June 9 City of Donalsonville Municipal Special Election and the statewide General Primary and Presidential Preference Primary. Beginning Monday, advance voting will  take place, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday, June 5 in the Office of the Probate Court in…

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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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