Today's Opinions

  • Memories will see me through

    Midmorning Feb. 5, a dark veil slipped over a large portion of my heart, permanently blocking the light that has shone so brightly in my life for 20 years.

    When Denise escaped this world after a brief second go-around with cancer, a part of me died too – perhaps one of the best parts of me.

  • Readers sound off on Social Security, atheism and more

    Saving babies saves Social Security

    It is reported that in 2033 Social Security will be bankrupt. It takes 16 working people to keep one person’s checks coming. Guess where 300,000 a year of that workforce goes? Aborted by Planned Parenthood so the parts can be sold. That is viewing the carnage from the financial point.

  • Giving credit

    Every year the Women of the Moose Chapter 494 put together 12 dinner boxes for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, for delivery, via the Sheriff’s Office, to families in need in the Tri County area.

    The turkeys were donated by the men of Suwannee River Moose 325. The canned goods were donated by members Kenny and Jane Grawcock and the Women of the Moose Chapter 494 donated the fresh produce.

    The boxes were filled on the 24th of November by members Art and Ginny Perricone, Recorder Kathy Anderson and Senior Regent Jane Duehring.

  • Thank you

    It takes a lot of hard work to make a town’s Christmas Festival all come together. The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all those who worked with us to pull off our 12th Annual Christmas Festival this year!

    The Chiefland Citizen

    City of Chiefland Management and Staff

    Chiefland Fire Department

    Chiefland Police Department

    Levy County Fire Rescue

    Citizen of the Year Captain Ray Tremblay

  • A good bill

    A joint resolution (HJR 767 and SJR 942) has been filed to restore the Commissioner of Education to an elected position. Since 2003, the top education official in the state has been appointed by the State Board of Education which is appointed by the governor rather than elected by the people.

    If adopted by the Legislature, this Constitutional Amendment would be placed on the November 2016 General Election ballot and would need at least 60 percent voter approval to take effect.

  • Supports rezoning for RV resort

    Regarding the recreational RV resort on the property owned by Lois Livingston, I would like to mention some reasons for approval that I would like you to consider before judging this project.

    I do not live in the City of Chiefland, but for the past 21 years I have lived on Camp Azalea Road. I have watched many problems occur in the City of Chiefland over these many years. The project will be a most welcomed asset to all of us in this area.

  • Stunned by gift's rejection

    I am the organizer of the Southern Flag Pride group. This is relatively a new group established for the protection of the Southern Heritage and for the protection of our civil rights. We have had a very successful run, Williston to Dunnellon, which was mostly successful due to community support.

  • Giving respect to the deceased  

    My husband mentioned to me the other day as we were in the funeral procession with Jerry Prater on our way to Old Town Cemetery that it is so nice to see how many people remember to respect the deceased and the grieving family and friends by pulling off the road while the procession passes by.