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Today's Opinions

  • Fear not the future

    ".....(he) called (it)...Ebenezer, saying Hitherto hath the Lord helped us."     

    1 Samuel 7:12

  • Things not on my New Year's resolution list

    It is typical this time of year to prepare a list of resolutions for the coming year. I believe this goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Adam said to Eve, "I think I'll turn over a new leaf this year." And so the tradition has come down to us today.

  • It's time for a change, people

    How many wonder about the robbery that took place on Oct. 9th 2009, at the veneer mill in Cross City.

    When the officers that where dispatched out in search for who stole money and a safe from the company, in their search across the street the local paper stated  that they found two local residents that had been running a methamphetamine lab. The paper stated that there was a smoking jar and several chemicals in the home found to manufacture the meth.

  • Why not my father?

    The City of Chiefland lost a pioneer of the Chiefland Police Department on December 21, 2009.  I am speaking of my father, Etheridge “Crackshot” Bryant.  He gave the City of Chiefland several years of his life as their first African-American police officer.  Moreover, since he started his career as a police officer in this city, he deserved some recognition from his home department.  The Chiefland Police Department should have joined forces with the West Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, who traveled five hours, to honor him.

  • Love for Sammy Yearty

    I feel compelled to write this letter about a man I love; a man of joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.  He is one of my best friends; he is my brother. Our families often eat together, have great cookouts and fish fries, and travel and vacation together.  One of our most precious hobbies is genealogy.  Sammy is a great historian of the Yearty family, and of Levy County. He has a remarkable memory.   Although he is always available for his family, he has been dedicated to all in Levy County for 30 years.

  • AARP surveys arbitrary

    The letter titled “AARP members support health care reform” from Doug Heinlen, President, AARP Florida states that from a recent survey, 66% of Florida members support health care legislation. I recieved such a survey call from AARP. It was an electronic questioner. The initial question asked if I wanted my voice to be heard regarding health care, if yes, press a number. I pressed the requested number. That led to a second electronic voice that thanked me for my support of AARP's endeavors in the health care reform bill now before congress.

  • Get a lawyer, now

    It's one of the Ten Commandments: Do not lie.

    As a child I got a pretty graphic example from a nun of why lying is unwise.

    She said if you tell a lie you will have to tell nine more lies to cover up that one lie, and for each of those nine lies you tell, you will have to tell nine more, and for each of those you will have to tell nine more, and so on.

    “You 0can't keep track of all the lies, so you will be caught,” she said.

    I have a whole new perspective on lying.

  • Letter: Thank you for coverage

    Thank you for your balanced coverage of the trial.

    Having sat through most of the prosecution’s presentation, I noticed that both sides were not covered by all the newspapers.

    The FBI agent testified he carried around a large amount of cash expecting to be asked for a bribe. You reported his testimony admitting that he was never asked for a bribe.

    Also, the FBI wants everyone to believe that a commitment to support and encourage a company wanting to bring millions of dollars in jobs and development to Levy County is somehow corrupt.