Impressions by David Maxwell

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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Happy Father’s Day to yours, to mine and to me!

  Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation and honor to fathers and those special persons who have been fatherly figures. The first Father’s Day was officially observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.  The special day was started by Sonora Dodd who was inspired to honor her own father, William Smart, a…

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Heading east for a Jekyll family Homecoming

  In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive Winter retreat for America’s most elite families. Known as the Jekyll Island Club, it soon became recognized as “the richest, most inaccessible club in the world.” For more than half a century, the nation’s leading families, including the legendary Rockefellers, Morgans and Pulitzers, came…

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A classy ending to a first-class year

  I have been to countless graduation ceremonies: Seminole County High School, Bainbridge High School, Cairo High School, University of Georgia, Valdosta State, FSU, etc.; however, I have never been more impressed and moved at a ceremony’s organization, presentation and reverence to the graduates and their families than I was at this year’s Seminole County…

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Our heroes and the actions that define them

  By David Maxwell This past week as we were putting together the Memorial Day tribute for this week’s edition, one question kept popping into my head. With each photograph that came in of a veteran and with each story submitted of heroic, courageous and selfless acts, I kept asking myself, “Could I have done…

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