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12 arrested, 27 dogs rescued in area’s largest dog-fighting bust

On Sunday, April 24, at approximately 8:15 p.m, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip of a dog-fighting ring off Jessie Mitchell Road in southwestern Seminole County. It would turn out to be the most horrific and brutal dog-fighting ring ever discovered in Seminole County, and quite possibly  anywhere in Southwest Georgia.  …

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SR 45 bridge to be completed by May 31

As seen in the aerial photo at right, construction continues and is progressing well on the new Dry Creek bridge on State Route 45 in Seminole County just north of Iron City. State Route 45 closed to non-local traffic on Tuesday, November 30. Construction, which was originally announced to take six months, will continue to…

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Beards for Benefits hosts annual hunt for disabled kids, veterans

Kalee Long poses with her gobbler she bagged last Saturday. Long was also given a new track chair at this year’s B4B dinner. As Spring settles in, turkey season arrives yet again, with gobbles ringing through the forest as toms strut their stuff for hens. This also means it is time for Beards for Benefits.…

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Seminole County School System outperforms national average on 2022 Accreditation Review

  The Seminole County School System has earned accreditation by CogniaTM, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers. Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation…

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Lady Indians and Indians move into the Sweet 16

Fresh off their Region Championship victories, the Seminole County Middle High School Indians and Lady Indians opened their play in the Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournaments at home last Tuesday. They served notice that they are on a mission and have their sights set on the tournaments’ finals in Rome. The Lady Indians,…

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Nothing normal about Easter

A message of Easter from Gary M. Walker, Pastor of Oakview Church of God and Chairman of the Seminole County Ministerial Association   Back to normal … A phrase we have grown accustomed to saying and hearing since the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and election is “When will things get back to normal?”   Of course, normal means different things…

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Donalsonville Hospital Administrator to retire after 30 years of service

Pictured: Chuck Orrick, Herman Brookins and James Moody   The board of directors of Donalsonville Hospital has announced the retirement of Hospital Administrator, Chuck Orrick after 30 plus years of loyal service and leadership.   Mr. Orrick plans to retire at the end of 2022 and over the next month will transfer the administration of…

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Johnelle Simpson gives keynote speech at Lions of Georgia Convention

Johnelle Simpson II was the keynote speaker at Lions of Georgia District 18-O Convention on Saturday, April 22. He and his wife, Rachelle Simpson, were introduced following lunch. Johnelle was a member of the Seminole County LEO Club while in high school, and it was co-sponsored by the Seminole Lions Club and Donalsonville Lions Club.…

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Lady Indians and Indians capture Region tennis titles

Aced it! The Seminole County Middle High School Indians and Lady Indians lobbed, volleyed and served their way to region titles earlier this week on the courts in Bainbridge. The girls’ team defeated Baconton 3-0, and the boys’  team defeated Pelham 3-0 to capture the Region titles and advance into the state tournament. The Lady…

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County offering Free Dump Day this Saturday

In an ongoing effort to assist all residential property owners, the Seminole County Board of Commissioners has designated Saturday, April 9th as Free Dump Day at the Seminole County Transfer Station located at 6547 Highway 39 South of Donalsonville. The hours of operation for the free event will be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. …

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