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Make a plan for back-to-school purchases

Diann Douglas: University of Florida Extension/IFAS Madison County I can’t believe it, it seems like summer just started a couple of weeks ago, but August is here, and it’s time to gear up for a new school year. This year, the tax-free holiday begins today, Aug. 4 and runs through the weekend. It’s a great time to stock up on back-to-school supplies and clothing.  According to the Florida Department of Revenue, all clothing and footwear selling for less than $60 per item is tax-free.  Certain school supplies selling for $15…

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Passing Parade: Where’s Bill Nelson?

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist The Senate is about to take up Kate’s Law. U. S. Senator Bill Nelson is about to make his move. Will he be upset at people who refuse to get involved in life or death matters? Will he be terrified at the moral apathy, the death of heart, which is descending upon parts of our country? Will he think that all Floridians have north Floridian values, and vote for Kate’s Law, for that reason? Or, will he think that there are two Floridas: one with…

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EMERALD’S GEM BOX: Back The Blue Show respect for the badge

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. For the last several years the media has been feeding off the frenzy of police brutality and how “awful” law enforcement is, as a whole. The nation seems to be screaming that law enforcement is against mankind.  We even began seeing some of our political heads and “famous” singers/athletes take a stand against our “men in blue/green.” Then the ambushes began … Police officers being shot and killed for no reason. The latest shooting fatality occurred in New York City, just three weeks ago…

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Eat your frog first!!

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter. ~ Lee Iacocca People often say they can tell how successful they are going to be in their day based on how it begins. The better it starts, the better it will end. Of course, the real question is how do you make your day start well? Mark Twain was an amazing author and a very wise philosopher. He once said, “If it’s your job…

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