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Today's Opinions

  • The news flash that fizzled

    It was a slow and absolutely beautiful day Wednesday when a co-worker said while visiting Trailhead Park a ranger came up and locked the restroom.

    He informed her that he did so because “terrorists were putting something in the soap dispensers.”

    She came back to the newsroom with her news flash and as newsies are wont to do on a slow day, we jumped on it.

    Cedar Key Bureau Head Kellie Rae Parkin searched the Internet for soap+rest stop+I75+florida and narrowed it to the last 24 hours.

  • Residents should ask governor for appointment

    To the editor:

    It is very disconcerting that the vacancies on the Levy County Commission still sit vacant after almost four months of waiting for a decision from Tallahassee.   

    Everyone should know by now two commissioners were indicted and suspended by the governor in the middle of the fourth quarter of 2008.

    It is now almost the end of February and there have not been any appointments to the positions.  

  • Sad day for Shell Mound Campground

    To the editor:

    This is a thank you to the couple who have been tending to the Shell Mound Camp/Park.

    We got the very sad news that they will no longer be overseeing the Shell Mound Campground.

    I hope the good people of Levy County and surrounding areas realize what a loss TO US ALL this is.

    This couple kept the grounds immaculate, the bathrooms clean, and the campgrounds safe for all – families, children, women camping alone, the list goes on.

    If you had a problem, it was resolved or a solution offered.

  • Says park managers were the best

    To the editor:

    I would like to comment on the recent termination of Sharon and John McVickers as the park managers at Shell Mound.

    As a “VOTING” county citizen who uses this recreation area on a regular basis, I can testify that while under the McVickers’ care, the campsite was one of the cleanest, best run county parks that I have had the privilege of camping in.

  • Support our schools

    To the editor:

    I want to begin with an invitation:

    You are cordially invited to attend a free rally in support of public education. The rally will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in Orlando in the UCF arena. Come and be apart of history while sending a strong message to our elected officials, Save Our Schools, Support Our Students, and Make Education a Priority.

  • Novel by fugitive slave gives view into Black History

    One way to celebrate Black History month is to explore the rich tapestry of African American literature, a body of writing that includes well-known non-fiction works such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, and lesser-known fiction works such as The Bondwoman‘s Narrative by Hannah Crafts.

  • Down Home Days needs support

    To the editor:

    It has been the privilege of the Community Church of the Nazarene located at 2659 State Road 26 West, Trenton to host the Down Home Days Arts and Crafts Festival for the last two years. The Chamber of Commerce had found it difficult to continue this event due to location difficulties and hoped someone would continue the 22 year old tradition, we stepped in to help.

  • Lawlessness will hurt city’s growth

    To the editor:

    It’s clear that City Hall’s decision to install its new Ten Commandments monument will have a strong impact on the economic development of this region.

    Despite the absolute certainty of potentially crippling legal defense expenses, Chiefland’s civic leaders have made an unambiguous statement to the world about their willingness to hold the Constitution of the United States in utter disdain, while they promote one particular form of religious bigotry.