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Maxwell appointed to Georgia Press Board of Directors

On Thursday, August 27 Donalsonville News Managing Editor David Maxwell was appointed by Georgia Press Association (GPA)  President Alan NeSmith to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors. Maxwell, editor of the Donalsonville News since 2012, previously served on the association’s board from 1998-2001 while employed as Marketing Director for the Bainbridge Post Searchlight. “I…

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Healthcare, essential workers still need our support

Donalsonville Hospital employees, healthcare workers and essential services employees throughout the county, state and nation continue to be on the frontlines of fighting in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Each and every day they are putting their lives on the line for each and every one of us and we need to make sure they know that…

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COVID-19 numbers increase

Reported confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 continue to increase statewide AND locally. The Georgia Department of Health, in its Firday, Aug. 28, p.m. update, reported eighteen additional COVID-19 cases locally in the past four days. Seminole County remains listed on the New York Times Hot Spot list ranking counties nation wide with the largest increase…

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Register for the census for a chance to receive $1000

As an incentive to encourage all Seminole County citizens to register for the census by the September 30th deadline, a local group of concerned citizens is now offering a $1,000 incentive to take the time and get counted.  On October 1, the name of one Seminole County resident who has registered for the 2020 census…

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Indians to open season at home September 4

Gameday COVID-19 safety procedures to be in place at Seminole Stadium   Are you ready for some football in this new-normal COVID-19 altered world? In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, Seminole County head coach Trey Woolf and his 2020 Indians have been working hard getting ready for the 2020 gridiron campaign.    Earlier in…

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Student tests positive on second day of school

Seminole County schools opened on Monday, August 24, welcoming back more than 1,350 students after a five month COVID-19 pandemic-forced break. On Tuesday, August 25, the second day of school, Seminole County Middle High School reported its first student who tested positive for COVID-19.  The school system followed all the guidance and directives of the…

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School of Medicine names three local Nathan Deal Scholars

Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) recently announced seven new Nathan Deal Scholars, and three of them are right here from Seminole County and Southwest Georgia –  Russell King of Seminole County (Class of 2023), Maggie Kearney of Decatur County (Class of 2023), and Benjamin Bridges of Decatur County (Class of 2024). Russell is the…

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Staplcotn investment in ABAC’s Mitchel Sheffield pays dividend

When Staplcotn invested the cost of a Washington D.C. internship in Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student Mitchel Sheffield in 2018, the company never thought about that investment paying off in a future employee. But it did. Sheffield, a Donalsonville native, began work recently as a Staplcotn Cotton Specialist I based in Albany with a sales…

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$1,000 incentive offered to get counted!

Seminole County’s census response rate is one of the lowest in the state, and the lowest in Southwest Georgia. As of Wednesday, August 19, Seminole County’s response rate is 39.4 percent, compared to the state average of 59.4. Miller County is reporting  a rate of 55.3 percent and Decatur County rates is currently 46.9 percent.…

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Local churches adapt to spread the word and not the virus

Initiating social gatherings the last five months has been quite difficult, and at times impossible due to COVID-19. Our community churches know that quite well. On Saturday, March 14, the request from Governor Brian Kemp came to us through the Southwest Health District in Albany to close all churches for at least two weeks. Similar…

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