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Greg Mims recognized by Gov. Kemp at State of the State address

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp delivered his first State of the State address last Thursday in Atlanta. In his speech he made point to “stand with those impacted by Hurricane Michael.” This comment received a standing ovation by members of the State Legislature and all in attendance. He said he had witnessed first hand the devastation…

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Park clean up at $3,000,000 and growing

Since the day of  Hurricane Michael’s devastation on October 10, officials at Seminole State Park have been working nonstop to get the park cleaned up. They still have a long way to go, but Seminole State Park’s staff sees positive progress. The cost of clean up and park restoration efforts-  so far – has reached…

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Bishop nominated as Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Appropriations Subcommittee

Also remains on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Financial Services and General Government Subcommittees Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. has been nominated by the House Appropriations Committee to become Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for the 116th Congress (2019-2020).  Bishop also will be re-joining the Military Construction,…

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Persnickety Studios Dance Team performs its magic for Disney in Orlando

Donalsonville’s own Persnickety Studios Dance Team, under the instruction of Mindy Strickland, recently participated in a quite “magical” opportunity!  Over the Summer, these 19 girls spent two days learning two routines for an audition video to send into Walt Disney’s Performing Arts Program in Orlando, Florida.  After weeks of anticipation, they received an acceptance letter…

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Lights go out on the Tree of Hope

– Lucy Thomas For three decades the Leyland Cypress tree that stood in the Wiley Avenue park in downtown Donalsonville represented a special fund raising project of the American Cancer Society and the Seminole County Warpath on Cancer organization – until last week. The tree sustained extensive damage in October from Hurricane Michael and sadly,…

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Removal of storm debris shifting gears

Based on the information relayed in a conference call last week, the Corps of Engineers and its contractors will continue to pick up vegetative debris in Seminole County through Friday, January 18.  They will also start working to collect construction demolition debris and household debris items in the next few days.  If the pickup of…

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Will Cobb is the 2019 STAR Student for SCMHS

Mrs. Maribeth Burke chosen as his STAR Teacher Seminole County Middle/High School proudly announces Will Cobb as its 2019 STAR Student. Cobb, selected on the basis of his SAT scores, class standing and scholastic averages, has chosen Mrs. Maribeth Burke as his STAR teacher, Will is the son of Janna and Anthony Cobb and the grandson…

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Brinson Register to retire as School Superintendent

Seminole County School Superintendent Brinson Register announced his intentions to retire at Monday night’s meeting of the Seminole County Board of Education. Register said this decision was made after a great deal of thought and prayerful consideration. He assumed the office of Superintendent on July 1, 2015 following in the footsteps of Monroe Bonner, who…

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Library reflects on the positives from 2018

The Seminole County Public Library had an eventful year in 2018, which saw the introduction of many new programs and materials. Members of the community of all ages and from all walks of life benefited from the library’s collections and services, which included activities for children, teens, and adults. The Seminole County Public Library had…

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Investigation continues in disappearance of missing local woman

The Donalsonville Police Department continues its  search for 43-year-old Sharon Michelle Crawford, who was reported missing on November 27 from Donalsonville. She is described as a 43-year-old woman around 5-foot-7 tall weighing around 125 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Crawford’s location is asked to contact Donalsonville Police Chief…

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