Impressions by David Maxwell
Our local students, and our teachers, deserve an A+!
When I taught communications at Bainbridge College, my class rosters included students from all over southwest Georgia and north Florida. At the beginning of each semester, some of those students were well prepared and ready for a college-level education, while others were not. I am proud to say that a large majority of the brightest…Read More
Proud to be a member of the Seminole County Indian Nation
It’s great to be a Seminole County Indian! I may have graduated from the red and black worlds of Cairo High School and the University of Georgia, but now, after more than a decade of living in the land of the green, the blood flowing in my veins is that same color – the bright…Read More
Happy Unconditional Love Day, a.k.a. Mother’s Day
The title of Mother alone is synonymous with unconditional love. Sunday is the day to celebrate that love and to honor the mothers in our lives for all they selflessly give or have given to their families, their communities and society as a whole. Whether her children are small or all grown up, a mother’s…Read More
When we build it, they will come!
Early this year two out-of-town visitors came to our town and they were looking for unique shops to browse and local places of interest to visit. Do you know what questions they were asking? Well, here they are: How far is it to the art gallery in Bainbridge? Do you have any literature on the…Read More
What are your expectations?
“The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you’re certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself.” – Ralph S. Marston, Jr. What do you expect of yourself? What do you believe about you? Do you believe in yourself? Do…Read More
New hopes, new dreams and . . . new beginnings!
Learning to celebrate the meaning of Easter every single day for the rest of your life. Sunday, April 9th is Easter, and as we all prepare to look and act our best on that one day, here’s a thought. How about we spread it out and celebrate the reasons for Easter each and every day for the rest…Read More
Power to the Peep-le! Here are seven characteristics leaders share with marshmallow Peeps
When I was a young boy roaming the countryside of Calvary, Georgia, I can remember two highly anticipated annual events that to this day, when I think about them, make me smile. One was the annual broadcast of the Wizard of Oz and the other one was the Easter arrival of the yellow marshmallow Peeps…Read More
Allow yourself to make the journey
Dreams really do come true is more than just a line from a fairy tale. It’s a fact of life. Being a big dreamer doesn’t mean that you walk around with your head in the clouds. It means that you’re seeking a purpose for your life and it means that you’re becoming fulfilled in the…Read More
Spring Cleaning our mind . . . let’s try it!
Spring officially begins this Monday, March 20th; so what are we all waiting for? Let’s Spring clean our minds of old worn out thoughts and feelings that keep us stuck in a Wintery and pandemic-induced state of mind. Let’s unclutter our emotional closets! Clean out your Mental Cobwebs – Along with cleaning out the closets,…Read More
Next week is School Board Member Appreciation Week. Join me in thanking our board for a job well done!
Imagine a community with no voice in the operation of its public schools. Think about an education system where all policy is set at the state or national level. Imagine putting the future of your children or grandchildren in the hands of people you don’t know and then being asked to pay the bill. Fortunately,…Read More