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Impressions by David Maxwell

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 widower…

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Burned biscuits do not have to be a deal breaker

I originally ran this column in June of 2016. Each June since I rerun it to make the annual point that life isn’t perfect, but it is so well worth living. Enjoy. “Life is like an unsharpened pencil. Without a point, its mark is less clear.” – Eraica Chan We have all heard that life…

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Heading east for a Jekyll family Homecoming

As soon as this issue hits the newsstands, I am keeping a family tradition alive and heading to one of my favorite destinations on this planet – the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel for the 2022 Georgia Press Association Convention. For so many reasons Jekyll is most assuredly my favorite special place. And it is…

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Congratulations, Graduates! We’re counting on you!

It’s graduation time, but graduates, I am sorry to tell you the tests don’t end, they just change. Sorry to tell you the grades don’t stop coming, they just come in a different way. Sorry to tell you the homework assignments don’t end, they just become projects for work or college. It might be a…

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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…

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Our heroes and the actions that define them

This past week as we here at the Donalsonville News began putting together the paper’s annual Memorial Day tribute, scheduled  as a special edition in the May 26th edition, one question kept popping into my head. With each photograph of a veteran that has been submitted and with each face expressing a story of heroic,…

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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…

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