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Ready to embrace the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox

Yesterday, September 22, was the first day of Fall – a beautiful season, and my personal favorite. Filled with color, and eventually cool, crisp days, Fall provides an excuse to indulge in great seasonal foods, and the beginning of the season serves as an annual kick off point for all of those great Fall season…

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Our new best friend

The Auburn – Penn State game last Saturday was quite an experience.  My wife, Mary Lou, and I used the game as an excuse to take our first true road trip since the pandemic began.  We left a week ago traveling to Knoxville.  We woke up on Wednesday and walked all through the University of…

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Put the toilet seat down

At the end of last week’s column, which was posted on Facebook, I asked what lessons from their childhood the readers of this column still remembered all these years later.  There was a huge outpouring of comments, both on Facebook and to me personally.  While there were many comments that reminded me of my own…

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Seminole County returns to in-person learning

Students in Seminole County returned to classes on Tuesday, September 7 after two weeks of distance learning. The decision to switch to a distance learning model for two weeks beginning on August 25 came after half of the 15 bus drivers in the school system tested positive for COVID-19. “We were fine as far as…

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Harvest Festival still on for Saturday, October 16th

The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that plans are still alive for the staging of the community’s annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 16th.  After a few years of cancellations, the chamber  hopes to bring back the festival better than ever. As of this week, plans have it starting with the annual…

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Art in the Park, community yard sale, set for this Saturday, September 18

The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, with the help of a few volunteers, will again host a Third Saturday event this Saturday, September 18th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city park in downtown Donalsonville.  Chamber President Sarah Avery commented, “We are happy to announce that we will be having another plein air…

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COVID-19 continues to spread locally

Call 229-495-6590 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination  The highly contagious Delta variant is now responsible for almost all new COVID-19 cases in the United States, and cases are rising rapidly. For the first time since February, there were more than 100,000 confirmed cases on Tuesday, the same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended…

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We said YES to the vaccine!

Seminole Manor residents, staff volunteer to take the shot to protect themselves and the community   Donalsonville Hospital’s Seminole Manor Nursing home is making a statement about what can be done to stop the spread of COVID-19  and end the pandemic in the community – get vaccinated. Without a mandate, 100 percent of its residents,…

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