City Beat

EDITOR’S VIEWPOINT: VALUABLE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION

       THE GREAT Depression started in 1929 and lasted well into the 1930s — some historians state that it lasted until the beginning of World War II in 1941. Today’s economic fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic has an increasing number of media outlets comparing the Great Depression to what our nation, and the world, are…

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CITY BEAT: HOW’S WEARING A FACE MASK WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

         As we move deeper into the fight to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus, we are being asked to do what not that long ago, would have seemed ridiculous. Face coverings are now required in public indoor spaces, for both customers and the employees unable to maintain 6-foot social distancing. Many of…

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EDITOR’S VIEWPOINT: TODAY’S ‘NEW NORMAL’ CHANGING ROUTINE HABITS

  (Note: Today’s column is a light-hearted look at my daily routine and a few simple changes that have taken place under the “new normal” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not meant to minimize or be unaware of the suffering this disease has caused so many, both physically and economically.)      EVERY weekday morning…

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CITY BEAT: BITS AND PIECES FROM HERE AND THERE

         • AS I am writing this column there’s been 11 COVID-19 deaths of Macon County residents.  Ten of the deaths have been among residents at Fair Havens.  Every time there is a report of someone passing away or being infected with coronavirus, it should not only make us sad, but strongly…

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