Impressions by David Maxwell

Every single day should be Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year.  One single day out of every year is designated on our calendars to honor the men and women who have served our country and defended our freedoms. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, the acknowledgement of the service and sacrifice of our Veterans is an activity that needs more…

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We will survive because we are overcomers!

Incredible acts of kindness are being extended almost hourly to Seminole County and its residents and we are so very thankful. Our heartfelt and sincere expressions of gratitude fall severely short of the level of thanks these people deserve. Let’s continue to move forward and take one step  and one day at a time Seminole…

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Hope is here. It always has been!

Hope, compassion and gratitude. From the bottom of our hearts thank you to each and every volunteer who is here helping bring Seminole County residents out of the darkness and back into the light. The four letters that spell what each of you have brought with you are now standing at the corner of Tennille…

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Everybody is hurting, but remember, we are not alone

Words absoulutley escape me as I sit down to write this column. On Wednesday, October 10, I sat, first in my upstairs apartment, and then later, huddled with my dogs in the bathroom; I was beyond  terrified. The horrific sounds coming from the other side of my walls from all over downtown sounded as if…

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Real Newspapers . . . Real News!

“Journalism matters now more than ever” is the theme of next week’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13.) Real stories, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes, real threats and real journalism matter now – more than ever. This will be the 78th annual National Newspaper Week, a time to reflect on the…

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Ready to embrace and enjoy the arrival of Fall

Saturday, September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of Fall. It is celebrated by many different cultures and plays a significant role in some beliefs. For most people, Fall is a time that ushers in harvests – preserving food for the upcoming months; a time for the enjoyment of the colors of the…

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Join us as we salute Seminole County’s First Responders on September 27th

Seminole County’s First Responders are our community’s everyday heroes; brave men and women who live in our communities, risking their lives to keep us safe each and every day, all while telling you it’s all part of the job. Honoring these public servants, whose everyday acts of bravery, caring and selflessness, uplifts and strengthens our…

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Fall is my favorite time of the year. What’s yours?

When it comes to the seasons of the year, which is your favorite?  I suppose the definition of seasons really depends on where you live because they can differ from one place to another.  I’m really referring to the four different seasons that we are used to in the southern parts of the United States. …

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The solid foundation 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 after six and a half years of living in the land of the green, the blood flowing in my veins is that same color – the bright…

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‘Tis a day before football

‘Tis a day before football  and all through Seminole land  excitement is growing in the hearts of Indian fans  for a season that begins a new journey and quest  to be true to the colors and to be the best of the best.    To the cheerleaders, the players, the coaches and fans and every…

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