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Today's Opinions

  • Neglected pooches

     In response to the letter to the editor concerning dogs being tied to a rope or chain and left out in all weather.

  • It's time for a column of dibs and dabs.....

     Ever so often I come across a lot of items that don't merit a story or a column, but they do merit publication. And then there are observations that are not worth the time for a column.

  • THE ISSUE: The move to block reapportionment amendments.

     In last November’s elections, 63 percent of Florida’s voters said they wanted to take the politics out of the process used to draw up congressional district lines in the state.

  • Confused about Rosewood

  • Economic summit a success

    Last Thursday night, Nature Coast Business Development Council, in conjunction with the College of Central Florida, Workforce Connection, Progress Energy, The University of Central Florida and Fairfield Index, Inc., presented an Economic Development Summit to 71 people at the Bronson High School Cafeteria. Speaking were Dr. Tom O'Neal of GrowFL at UCF and Don Upton, president of Fairfield Index, Inc. Dr. O'Neal spoke on economic gardening and business incubation while Mr. Upton followed with some ideas on how to build on Team Levy Concepts in our changing economy.

  • Participation is key

    President Ronald Reagan said “Government is like a baby…. A big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other”. The Levy County Board of County Commissioners are working hard to change that. 

  • Dog's treatment bothers conscience

     As an individual who is deeply concerned about the humane treatment and care of pets, I must admit it angers me  greatly to see an animal tied to a short chain and not given any consideration during this time of extremely cold and or rainy weather.

  • My resolution about resolutions

     I’m really not one for the New Year’s resolutions, as you can probably tell by the date. Yes, it is Jan. 13. That’s why I don’t make resolutions like: I’m going to write a column for the Jan. 6 issue of the Beacon on the merits of New Year's resolutions and/or procrastinating.