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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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Inside dining or drive in, take out only

Spread out tables, limited seating, and lots of hand sanitizer and masks; restaurants across Georgia were allowed to reopen and offer dine-in service on Monday, April 27 after Governor Brian Kemp controversially eased the state’s social distancing restrictions. Restaurants are now allowed to resume dine-in service, as long as owners and employees meet a list…

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COVID-19 positive cases increase to 30 locally fatalities

The number of Seminole Countians testing positive for COVID-19 continued to rise in the last week; but the number of  local citizens who have died from the disease, which is caused by the novel Coronavirus, remained at two. The county jumped from 22 positive cases last week to 30 as of Wednesday, April 29. Nearby…

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57,574 meals and counting

  Ivy McLendon  and Harriett Fennell Since Seminole County began sheltering in place Seminole County School Nutrition Program Director Ivey McLendon and her staff have been bagging Grab and Go meals – in monumental amounts – for weekly distribution to Seminole County students. For the month of April they have served 17,412 breakfasts and lunches…

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2020 SCMHS Honor Graduates announced

In a school year unlike any other with school closures and social separation becoming the norm because of the COVID-19 crisis, the Class of 2020 is preparing to officially end  its year in a not so normal world. However the local school system is not about to let the following annual end-of-year announcement be presented…

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The Race for Donalsonville Mayor

  Mitzy Moye to face Ron Johnson Qualifying for the May 19 Special Election to fill the vacancy in the office of Donalsonville Mayor for Dan Ponder’s unexpired term expired at noon on Wednesday, April 1 with two qualifying, District 1 Post 1 City Councilperson Mitzy Moye and Ron Johnson. Early voting for the Special…

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