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Letters

  • Tarmac mine a good thing

    I have lived in Levy County for most of my life.  I wanted to be sure that my son was raised in this area because to me it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and this community means a lot to me.
    Two years ago, I was approached by Tarmac to come take some photos of the areas surrounding their planned operation.  I was employed by an environmental consulting firm and asked if an environmental scientist could join me on the trip. I didn’t want to be associated with a project if it was going to hurt my community.

  • About the hospital

    This hospital would serve three counties. We really need a hospital in Chiefland. I have personally signed petitions and phoned former Governor Charlie Crist trying to get a hospital built here.
    If you suffer from a life threatening disease or have a heart attack, by the time you get to Gainesville, through the traffic and red lights, you are dead.  I don’t know how many people have died trying to get to the hospitals in Gainesville.
    Now, let’s all get behind Ameris and get us a hospital in Chiefland!
    Jenevieve Hannah

  • Easter's for church

    It's Easter time; time for cute little bunnies, baskets full of goodies, fluffy little chicks and ducklings. When I was much, much younger, I had colored chicks, one pink, one lavender. Unfortunately, one of them ran backward a lot and died soon after. The other, I named her Henrietta, grew up to be a fine Rhode Island Red (naturally colored).
    Easter is also the time to buy a new Easter outfit, complete from head to toe. After all, that's what Easter is about, right?

  • Thanks Levy County

  • Fanning can make its own decisions

    I have read the Citizen's front page story on fire department issues dated April 7, 2011. These are my personal thoughts from the article.

  • Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

    With Congress hammering out budget cutting legislation and preparing to take up the 2012 farm bill, the next two years emerge as a crucial time for making commonsense cuts to agriculture spending. For federal farm programs, that means placing hard caps on payments made to the nation’s largest farms, subsidies those operations use to drive their smaller neighbors out of business.

  • Kudos for Capshaw

    I feel compelled to let you know how much I have enjoyed the sports coverage in your paper.  I believe Mr. Capshaw is responsible for making this happen.  Never before have the students had so much coverage.  

  • Ashamed and proud

    I am proud of the fifty or sixty people who stayed until 2 a.m. today to object to the Tarmac Mine.

  • Wasted time at Tarmac hearing

    On April 4, I and about 100 other concerned folks wasted 7 hours of our lives speaking at a Levy County planning board public hearing against approval for a Special Exception for a 100-year mega-mine in southwest Levy county.  Why was our time simply wasted?

  • A good-natured deputy

    Dear Sheriff Smith,
    As we were driving through Chiefland on Feb. 19, around 2:30 p.m., we experienced a blowout on our right front tire. Well, you can imagine our concern driving from Wisconsin (Packer country) to Orlando with not only our luggage but our children's luggage, as well. Just think about the unpacking of the trunk, alone.