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Congressman Sanford Bishop wins campaign for re-election

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. was declared the winner of the race for Georgia’s Second Congressional District in Tuesday’s General Election and successfully secured re-election to a 15th term to the US House of Representatives – defeating challenger Don Cole by 44,325 votes. (Total as of press time) Bishop issued the following statement after the…

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Dr. De’smond Henry receives CSU Young Alunni Award

Seminole County’s Dr. De’smond Henry was presented with the Columbus State University  Young Alumni Award during the University’s 2020 Alumni Recognition Awards ceremony last week. The award is given to alumni who have graduated in the last 15 years in recognition of a commitment to excellence in post-collegiate life and a significant or ongoing commitment…

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Veterans Day Parade has been cancelled for this year

For the second time in the last three years, unforeseen events have caused the cancellation of the annual Veterans Day parade held each November 11th in downtown Donalsonville.  In 2018, devastation caused by Hurricane Michael forced its cancellation, and this year, safety precautions in place because of the COVID-19 Pandemic threat is the reason.  Out…

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Join the drive thru Trick or Treat parade

Saturday, October 31, 4-6 p.m. Traditional downtown trick or treating, with costumed characters walking the streets of Donalsonville, will not be happening this year, but a Downtown Donalsonville drive- thru Trick or Treat parade will be! The Downtown Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the socially distanced Halloween event on…

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Free food boxes to be distributed this Friday

Free boxes of food will be distributed to Seminole County residents beginning at 9 a.m. this Friday, October 30. The food box give away will be held at the former fire station complex on Woolfork Avenue in downtown Donalsonville. Residents are asked to enter Woolfork Avenue from Second Street heading south, and remain in their…

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Donalsonville receives Rural Zone designation

A new day dawns for downtown Donalsonville! Tax incentives, economic development at the core of the Rural Zone program The City of Donalsonville has been designated as a Rural Zone. This program is a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Since its creation in 2017, this…

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Have you voted?

As of presstime on Wednesday, October 28th 34% of Seminole County’s active voters have already cast ballots in the November election With only three days remaining to vote, 34% of active voters in Seminole County have already cast ballots. This is a significant surge from past years and is part of the record early turnout that Georgia has seen so…

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Creative characters displayed in Pumpkin Literacy Project

This year’s Seminole County Family Connection and Seminole County Elementary School’s Pumpkin Literacy Project was amazing! There were 150 entries this year, which was an increase of 48 new entries from last year. Students and their families were so creative in their efforts transforming a pumpkin into a character from one of their favorite books. …

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Argument leads to Plain St. shooting

On October 12th, about 11:56 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested to assist the Donalsonville Police Department with a shooting that took place at 421 Plain Street in Donalsonville. GBI agents and police officers determined that an earlier argument led to the shooting that took place with a visitor at the residence. …

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City of Donalsonville awarded $300,000 CHIP Grant

The City of Donalsonville has been awarded a $300,000 Community HOME Investment Grant  (CHIP) to make needed repairs to the homes of eligible low and moderate income homeowners living in a target area within Donalsonville’s city limits. Priority will be given to eligible applicants 62 years of age and older, and repairs cannot be made…

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