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Today's Opinions

  • 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!

  • Calling all mud boggers

    My name is Norman Eastman. A lot of folks in and around Dixie County have gotten to know me over the past few years. In case you haven’t, I promote the events at Ocean Pond Mudd Bogg.
    We’d like to continue having mud bog events every month, but there’s a problem. Competing events occur in Perry, Ocala and a lot of other places that feature overnight camping, an option unavailable at Ocean Pond. As a consequence, we lose a lot of visitors. We’re here for the local folks first and foremost, but local participation doesn’t keep the gates open.

  • Quote of the week

    "They have a saying: At home, you're a rascal. You get 50 miles away from home and they heard of you, and you get 1,000 miles from home and you're a hero."

    Bill Brown
    on his becoming a finalist for the
    Congressional Citizen Service Before Self medal

  • Affordable Care Act good for small businesses

     By ELISHA SMITH

  • Letter To The Editor

     I agree with Elaine Padilla, (Letter To The Editor, Feb. 10)! As the song goes, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!”

  • OUR VIEW: No mulligan this time .... try voting again

     Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris’ name was on the tip of more than a few tongues last week after the news that after a year on the job his paycheck is growing by more than 20 percent.

  • Tarmac mine probable disaster

    The Tarmac Mine, approximate elevation 6-7 feet on the Gulf side and 16-17 feet on the east end, sits within the hurricane-surge reach and evacuation  zone of a Category 2 and higher storm.  Fifty-Two major hurricanes or storms  have directly impacted upon Levy County, an average of 3.21 per year, from 1842 through 2009.