The City of Donalsonville has been designated as a Rural Zone. This program is a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The department announced Wednesday that Colquitt, Donalsonville, Hawkinsville, Hiawassee, Leesburg, Moultrie, Stone Mountain, Thomson, West Point and Woodbury had been added to the list. That brings to 35 the number of communities so designated across the state.
The City of Donalsonville has been awarded a $300,000 Community HOME Investment Grant (CHIP) to make needed repairs to the homes of eligible low and moderate income homeowners living in a target area within Donalsonville’s city limits.
The Trump Administration on Tuesday announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding the Donalsonville Downtown Development Authority (DDDA) $99,999 as one of the 16 grants, totaling $1,384,000 for rural business development and job creation in Georgia.
The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced, the bureau’s director confirmed Monday in a statement. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail.
In the COVID-19-delayed June 9 Special Municipal Election for the Mayor of Donalsonville, Ron Johnson with 593 votes defeated Mitzy Moye with 240 votes. 833 of the City of Donalsonville’s approximately 1,849 voters (45%) participated in the election.