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Today's Opinions

  • Tebow gift of gowns appreciated

    Thank you Tim Tebow for your thoughtful kindness to the people of Levy County recently and more particularly to the young lady prom goers. Because of you, hearts were so pleased and happy.

    You’re one in a million!

    Judith Abel

    Trenton

  • Standing up for Christianity

    I just read the letter from Mike Owens (Bronson) concerning graduation, and thank you.

    Isn’t it odd how many rules and regulations there seems to be where Christianity is concerned?

    If we dare speak out against another religion — we are hate mongers.

    And as for our inalienable rights, hadn’t you noticed, since the President took office — we haven’t had any?

    We now have Freedom From Religion, ACLU and religions who are ready to kill infidels (Christians) and how many are even standing up for our beliefs?

  • Person(s) of the Week

    Sometimes you don’t realize just how much a person did until they are no longer there.

    This week’s person of the week is just such a person, or should I say, just such people. Our people of the week are Charlotte and Jimmy Dunford.

    
The Dunfords are just what you would want in people of the week. They are hard working, fun loving, decent people. They are loving parents and grandparents, they support young people, are active in the local AMVETS, and are always willing to lend a helping hand anywhere they can.

  • Ruling on judicial campaigns underscores need for fair, impartial courts

    By Mark Ferrulo

    Special to the Citizen

    Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar that will impact future judicial campaigns across the country. The court upheld a Florida rule that helps keep courts fair and impartial by prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.

  • May is Juror Appreciation Month

    On behalf of the judges and staff of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, I’d like to express my appreciation to those who have answered the call for jury duty.  I understand it’s not always a convenient or welcome duty, but it is a critical part of our court system. Since the birth of our great nation, the right of an individual to be heard by a jury of their peers, has been considered an essential element of our democracy.

  • A little sunshine, please

    By Jerry Lawrence

    Guest Columnist

    To the Superintendent and Board Members:

    I would like to bring to your attention a series of recurring discrepancies between board meetings and board meeting minutes, which are supposed to be an unbiased, official account of board meetings.

    Example 1 – Reporting only half the details

  • Counting on strangers to help get out of a bind

    Folks who know me well know I like to shop. Clothes are kind of my thing and I enjoy a good thrift store or Goodwill. You just never know what you might find. And while I’ve been trying to curb the habit a bit here lately, I tend to get a little spring fever and want something fresh and new - new to me anyway.

    Well, the other day, I got off of work early and decided to check out a thrift store that’s been here in town for a few years, somehow one I had yet to shop.

  • Adventures with chickens, Part II

    I arrived home late Friday afternoon and started my usual routine of making sure everyone on my small farm had plenty of food and water. And by small and farm, I mean one acre in the middle of farm country – one wild acre I share with a few cats, a dog and a coop full of hens.