Impressions by David Maxwell

Thank a school board member for a job well done!

School Board Appreciation Week March 15-19, 2021 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…

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Teamwork makes the dream work. Join the team

We have made tremendous strides in our recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael -now almost two and a half years ago, but as we all know, we still have a lot to do. Over the past two and a half years, daughter interests have taken me into two special communities in southeast Georgia…

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Point me in the right direction, please!

After receiving numerous positive comments about the subject of one of my recent columns, I have reaffirmed two things: One, that my column is actually read and taken as the positive tool of betterment it is written to be, and two, that you, the readers, can help guide me on my ever-changing journey to being…

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Our local businesses need our support now more than ever

“Do you remember all of those local businesses you asked to give a donation for your team, fundraiser, event, organization, or club? They’re calling in the favor. Answer the call.” Because most of us have been following the rules and living safely – wearing a mask in public, staying six feet apart, washing our hands,…

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Shop local

You can find the perfect gift that will put a smile on your Valentine’s face  – right here at home from Seminole County merchants.  See their ads and circulars in the February 4th edition of your Donalsonville News. For young love, old love, and everyone in between – there’s no sweeter way to share your love with your significant other…

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It’s time to dance!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene   In my life, I have dealt with personal hardships of varying degrees, as I am sure, during the past three years of dealing with the survival of Hurricane Michael’s wrath, and the COVID-19 Pandemic,…

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ONE purpose, ONE message!

We need to combine our collective voices into a louder and more effective performance of the Song of Seminole County “Your community – Seminole County  – is making some noise and on the verge of great things.” These are words I have heard from three separate out-of-town visitors over the past two weeks. The word is…

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Today is my tomorrow

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.…

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A new-normal you in the new-normal year of 2021

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ auld lang syne. — Auld Lang Syne, Robert Burns  The words Auld Lang Syne, literally translated from an old Scottish dialect, mean ‘Old Long Ago’ and are about love and friendship in times past. The lyrics in the song…

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