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Today's Opinions

  • Comments on Paynes Prairie plan

     Those who were at the September Cracker Chapter (FTA) meeting are aware of the discussion about major changes that are about to be implemented at Paynes Prairie. I asked one of the members of "Friends of the Prairie" to provide the address of a park official so that we might voice our individual concerns about the change. The following is her response:

  • Disabilities: Airport security advice, The sailor with cerebral palsy

     By Daniel J. Vance

    Guest Columnist

    Airport security advice

  • THE ISSUE 9/30: Energy rebate program suspended.

    In bickering, Tallahassee fails Florida

     

  • Motorists should look out for bikers

    Saturday, Sept. 25, around 3 p.m, a man named Bob was killed.
    No  big deal, after all he was on a motorcycle. That's how the court system seems to view this useless and not so significant death.
    But on Sept. 25 around 3 o'clock our brother and friend Biker Bob was killed in an accident with a 2002 Ford pickup. The man in the pickup went by the auction that was on State Road 26, wanted to get back to it, and made a U-turn in front of Robert J. Carrier. A man is dead, and that's the cold harsh truth.

  • Thank you from the Worthingtons

    The Worthington Family would like to take this time and opportunity to thank our family, friends and Concord Baptist Church for all their prayers, food, flowers and visits during the time of our loss of my husband, father and grandfather.  Thank you again for everything. 

    The Worthington Family
    Sandra Hodge
    Chiefland

  • Why Amendment 4 is a good idea based on Yankeetown’s experience

    1. Fosters a sense of community and personal involvement

  • Budgets bring out the worst in us...

    I love summer. Summer is glorious in Florida.
    It's hot, humid, sticky. Beer pool season.
    It's also budget time.
    I don't know who in their evil mind set government's fiscal year to begin on Oct. 1, but they ruin summer for everyone with it. There must be a special place in hell reserved for the person who came up with this idea.
    The timetable has government body is struggling with balancing revenues and expenses into a budget during the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the year.

  • Eric Duquette: Part 1

    Judy Duquette of Smithfield, Rhode Island, clearly remembers when in 1993 her then 18-month-old son began changing.
    “Until then, it looked like things were going well for Eric,” said 48-year-old Duquette in a telephone interview. “He'd been saying about 12 different words and suddenly around 18 months those words were gone. He began having poor eye contact, wouldn't point to things or engage us, and had poor coordination. He lined things up. He would pile his toys into a mountain in his room and had little interest in playing with them.”