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Letters

  • Tarmac a good employer

    Three years ago I was hired by Tarmac as a receptionist to work part time in their Inglis office. I was already working one part-time job, so the extra work with Tarmac was really helpful. It allowed me to basically work full-time, which is hard to do in this economy since there just aren't many good jobs available. My job with Tarmac was even more important when I got laid off from my other job two years ago. It would have been difficult working only part time I would have only working part-time, but Tarmac increases my hours to make up for part of my lost hours.

  • Thank you from the Chamber

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to say thank you to all our sponsors and local businesses that donated to our Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet.
    We had a huge turnout and all had a wonderful evening of great music, delightful food and enjoyable fellowship.
    We would also like to say congratulations to Paige and Loran Brookins for being our 2010 Citizens of the Year.

  • Thanks for attending

    To all our Railroad Fans,
    The Levy County Historical Society wishes to thank everyone who attended the Levy County Railroad Days celebration this past weekend.  Your support contributed greatly to the success of event.  
    Our thanks also to the many volunteers who donned period costumes to make the 1861 event come alive.   
    The mission of the Levy County Historical Society is to promote and preserve the history and heritage of Levy County.   
    Toni C. Collins,
    Chairman Levy County Railroad Days
     

  • Got it straight!

     If I may respond to Mr. Harris’s letter of rebuttal on the Tarmac Mine.
     The economic information I related, was extracted from a 53-page, economic impact study prepared by Dr. Richard Weisskoff,  senior professor in Economics, University of Miami,  "Economic Impact of Mining on Levy County, Florida – A Strategic View.”
    The Hurricane information was provided by sources such as NOAA and the National Hurricane Center which I researched, readily available to all.

  • Need for hospital in Chiefland

     I, for one, would appreciate knowing where Noel Desmond picked up the statistics of how many people would use a hospital in Chiefland.  He states people would rather drive 50 miles to Gainesville for medical assistance.

  • Wanting a hospital

    Well, I guess we don’t need a hospital. Noel Desmond says so.
    You know what, I am so tired of going to Gainesville for a chest X-ray or a lot of things we could get right here. It costs me $30 for gas.  And it’s a $35 co-pay from my insurance, plus lunch for my daughter, who has to take me on her day off. It’s the same mileage to Crystal River or Williston.

  • Fly in the ointment

    A Mr. Noel Desmond seems to be the fly in the ointment on several projects important to the people of Levy County.

  • Go tobacco-free Levy

     I appreciate your thorough coverage of community events and happenings.  Your publication has served to encourage good will and good health in the tri-county area. In that regard, let me encourage your readers to acknowledge and participate in Tobacco Free Florida Week (March 28–April 2).

  • Thankful for jobs

    I have lived in Levy County for most of my life and own a 265-acre farm in the south part of the county on Highway 19. If constructed, the proposed nuclear power plant and King Road Mine will be my close neighbors. So, I believe my say in this is important.
    Levy County is a wonderful place to live. Everyone who comes here wants to stay here, and those who are born here don’t want to leave. But right now, there’s no work and no opportunity for people to stay here and make a living.

  • Upset about mine

    Last year I acquired property in Inglis, a nice area with delightful residents. I am horrified by the Tarmac project proposed, which will destroy our rural lifestyle.
    I’ve had numerous alerts concerning the water in this area and feel the project will endanger the supply further.
    Living near the highway, the noise from additional trucks will destroy our community. The traffic now is within reason, but adding a thousand trucks a day will make this a very dangerous area. Unbearable!