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Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Uphill fight for the Resident-First candidates for Sumter County Commission

There is an uphill fight for the Resident-First candidates running for Sumter County Commission. Villager and candidate Reed Panos explains.

What causes long COVID?

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 13.3 percent of patients who develop COVID-19 will suffer from Long COVID syndrome. Dr. Gabe Mirkin breaks down what you need to know.

Time After Time

Columnist Lisa DeMarco writes about how the Cindi Lauper song, “Time After Time,” brings back memories.

Drivers urged to use caution as students head back to school

Drivers are urged to use caution as students head back to school. Common sense safety is being urged by state officials.

Mediterranean diets are safer than keto diets for controlling blood sugar

Think the keto diet will help you lose weight? It might, but it comes with other risks. Dr. Gabe Mirkin advises the Mediterranean diet is actually better for you.

Stay alert for summertime scammers

Attorney General Ashley Moody warns Floridians to be on guard against summertime scammers.

Remembering some very fine automobiles  

Columnist Barry Evans looks on some fond memories of some old cars.

Bill Russell was the ultimate team player

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the remarkable life of NBA legend Bill Russell.

Standing against attacks on law abiding Americans  

Congressman Daniel Webster contends that he is standing up against attempts by Democrats to severely restrict Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

Lost in translation

Columnist Lisa DeMarco writes that the words we use - or don’t use - can make all the difference.

Americans should heed CDC warning about pet turtles making people sick

Americans should heed a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning about pet turtles making people sick.

First conventional COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 18-up

The U.S. government has purchased 3.2 million doses of a new vaccine to combat COVID-19.

Honoring a law enforcement officer who left Chicago to serve in Florida

Attorney General Ashley Moody had the opportunity to honor a law enforcement officer who moved to Florida when he felt he did not have support of government leaders in Chicago.

The New York Times Birthday Book

Columnist Barry Evans writes that the New York Times Birthday Book can add a little meaning to an already memorable day.

You need both a healthful diet and a regular exercise program

Dr. Gabe Mirkin advises that you need both a healthful diet and a regular exercise program.

We must stop the spigot of spending

Congressman Daniel Webster, in his weekly message from Washington D.C., contends we must stop the spigot of spending.

A man in woman’s footwear is an interesting tale

Columnist Lisa DeMarco writes about a man who came into the diner with footwear that belonged on a lady. Of course, there's a story behind it.

Urging President Joe Biden to take action on a new ‘weapon of mass destruction’

Attorney General Ashley Moody is urging President Joe Biden to take action on a new “weapon of mass destruction.”

Donald Trump should consider himself the luckiest man on earth

A resident of the Village of Belle Aire, writing in an Opinion piece, maintains that Donald Trump should consider himself the luckiest man on earth.

Avocados linked to reduced heart attack risk

Avocados are particularly healthful because they are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and soluble fiber, and contain almost no saturated fat. Dr. Gabe Mirkin has details.

Little Jimmy Dickens was a great entertainer

Columnist Hugo Buchanan offers a fond remembrance of country and western entertainer Little Jimmy Dickens.

Monkeypox is spreading faster than expected

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that Monkeypox is spreading faster than medical experts originally predicted.

Illegal crossings continue to rise at southern border on Biden’s watch

Congressman Daniel Webster warns that Illegal crossings continue to rise at the southern border on President Biden’s watch.

I’m comfortable with the character I have become

Columnist Lisa DeMarco, author of a new book, is comfortable with the character she has become.