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A day of Thanksgiving – In celebration of survival, recovery and hope

Seminole County citizens have had it rough, to put it mildly, since Hurricane Michael’s 115+ mph winds reshaped this community’s view of its world and forever changed normal life on the afternoon of October 10th. With the exception of the tragic loss of Sarah Radney, we miraculously survived. Neighbors began helping neighbors and strangers offering…

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Young Farmers honored at South Region Caucus

Andrew Warner receives Outstanding Young Ag Professional Award; Jeff Braswell was presented with the Chapter President Award The South Region GYFA Caucus was held November 5 at the Turner County Civic Center in Ashburn, GA.  The purpose of the caucus is to award Young Farmer chapters and members for their accomplishments during the year.  In addition, nominations are made and…

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Storm debris pick up and removal moving forward

The Georgia Department of Transportation sent trucks and equipment to Seminole County and Southwest Georgia Friday morning to begin cleaning up debris around the city. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also announced Friday that it had been granted authority to resume debris removal efforts while the Government Accountability Office (GAO) continues to assess the…

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Spencer Stewart wins BOE seat

Seminole County voters made their voice heard in the November 6 General Election, turning out by the thousands during the advance voting period and on Election Day this past Tuesday. 60.55% or 3,234 voters out of 5,341 Seminole County registered voters cast a ballot. According to election officials, the voter turnout was one of the…

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eDonalsonville is online and working well eDonalsovillee

Sign up and connect with eDonalsonville today. Contact City of Donalsonville Communications Director Jeff Hatcher at (229) 207-0297 or www.eDonalsonville.ga As of Tuesday, 5,100 Mediacom customers in Georgia and another 5,800 in Florida are still without cable and internet service from the telecommunications company. According to Mediacom, recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael are steady, with…

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DEBRIS RMOVAL moving full steam ahead!

GDOT has arrived in Donalsonville and Seminole County! GDOT will begin picking up storm debris and continue until FEMA contract dispute is solved. Thank you Governor Nathan Deal! UPDATE: The Corps of Engineers has been granted authority to resume debris removal efforts while the Government Accountability Office (GAO) continues to assess the merits of the…

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The power of kindness!

Incredible acts of kindness are happening in Seminole County almost hourly as residents work together and with the help of strangers to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael on October 10. Each act is special, but the following one makes that warm and fuzzy feeling spread all over. Landon Taylor turned six on…

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Contract dispute is slowing all debris pickup

If you’re wondering when your yard debris from Hurricane Michael will be picked up, you’re not alone.  Hundreds of homes in southwest Georgia have debris piles along the side of the road waiting for the “FEMA trucks” to roll in.  In some places pick up has started.  However, a recent string of objections to the…

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It’s decision time!

Sample Ballots on Page 11A As of presstime on Wednesday, October 31,  718 Seminole County citizens have cast their ballots and 319 absentee ballots have been mailed out. 4,725 registered Seminole County voters remain with the opportunity to cast a ballot in this General Primary and Nonpartisan Election. Only 39 voters cast a ballot last…

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