Harvest Moon Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28

On the night of Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28, the full Moon will glide through the shadow of Earth, turning the Harvest Moon a golden-red color akin to autumn leaves. https://youtu.be/j7RMmitoex0

The action begins at 9:07 PM Eastern Time on the evening of Sept 27th when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow.  For the next three hours and 18 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk. Totality begins at 10:11 PM Eastern Time.  That’s when the Moon is completely enveloped by the shadow of our planet.  Totality lasts for an hour and 12 minutes so there is plenty of time to soak up the suddenly-red moonlight. Continue Reading →

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Semmes AL Humor

Semmes AL Business

Merv was in a terrible accident at work at the razor blade plant. He fell into a razor blade machine and it cut off both of his ears. Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way. One day, Merv decided to invest his money in a small, but growing business in Semmes Alabama. After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright. Continue Reading →

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The Semmes Golfing Accident


Joe, from Semmes Alabama and a notoriously bad golfer, hits his ball off the first tee and watches as it slices to the right and disappears through an open window. Figuring that’s the end of it, he gets another ball out of his bag and plays on. On the eighth hole, a Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputy walks up to Joe on the course and says, “Did you hit a golf ball through a window back there?” Joe says, “Yes I did.” “Well,” says the deputy, “it knocked a lamp over, scaring the dog, which raced out of the house onto Schillinger Road. Continue Reading →

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Perseids Meteor Shower

Don’t forget that the Perseids meteor shower peaks August 12 to 13. If we have clear skys, this year will be one of the best for viewing the meteors since the moon will be in new Moon – almost dark. The meteors should be visible everywhere in the sky but it is best for you to view the darkest part of the sky between midnight and dawn. Continue Reading →

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Semmes AL Tax-Free-Shopping

The City of Semmes is participating in the tenth annual Alabama Sales Tax Holiday. Beginning
Friday, August 7th, 2015 @ 12:01 AM
and ending
Sunday, August 9th, 2015 @ 12 midnight

Giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of State and City sales tax. CLOTHING
$100 or less per article of clothing
Includes all human wearing apparel suitable for general use – Not al all-inclusive list

gym suits
school uniforms
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Semmes Pastor Offers No Comfort

Semmes Pastor Offers No Comfort

Semmes Pastor Offers No Comfort

A young member of a Semmes AL church visited his pastor and asked for some guidance. “What’s wrong – How can I help?” asked the pastor of the young, well-dressed church member who sat staring grimly out the window. “Two months ago my grandfather died and left me one- hundred thousand dollars” said the man. “That doesn’t sound like anything to be upset about,” said the pastor. “It sounds very much like your grandfather loved you. Continue Reading →

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Semmes Guy To Be Rich

Semmes AL Guy To Be Rich

Joe, from Semmes AL, was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sick father died, he decided he needed a wife with whom to share his fortune. One evening at an investment seminar he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her beauty took his breath away. “I may look like just an ordinary man,” he said to her, “but in just a few years, my father will pass, and I’ll inherit his large fortune.”

Impressed, the woman took his business card and three months later, she became Joe’s stepmother. Continue Reading →

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