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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Columnist was wrong

    To the editor:

    In reference to Ms. Jones "opinion" comments I am in complete disagreement.

    First, it is CAAA, not CYAA, which is a direct reflection of the writer not being "from" here or she would have heard the term enough to know the acronym.

    Also, to say that there are people "not from here... that support this city" is also completely out of context.

  • Our own financial system must share the blame

    To the editor:

    Let's get something established here before we go on hollering about executive pay and monstrous bonuses shall we.

    One of the biggest 'industries' in the United States that supplies immense power to the U.S. economy not only within our own borders but across the entire planet is our financial system.

    This is an economic engine of almost unimaginable size and power yet is in its own way as finally balanced as a first rate Swiss watch.

  • TNR gets kudos from Washington DC

    To the editor:

    The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, applauds the collaborative Trap-Neuter-Return efforts of Sheltering Hands, Humane Society of Levy County and River City Community Animal Hospital (“33 down, lots more to go in latest TNR”).

  • Actions speak louder than words

    To the editor:

    I write this letter in reference to last week’s letter you received from our Levy County Property Appraiser, entitled “Setting the Record Straight”, I too don’t like to air things out through the media and that’s why when I read the statement that said that Mr. Carnegie and myself called a press conference concerning Mrs. Mary Golding being fired, I was shocked. We never called a press conference but we were contacted by the Chiefland Citizen to be interviewed just as Mr. Barker. Therefore it has become necessary for me to respond.

  • This is the week of dibs and dabs

    If the report on the Levy County budget situation was not clear, that’s because it is not. About the only thing that could be divined is that fuel taxes are going down. Sales taxes are also down.

    Granted there will be a hiccup now and then, but overall, expect taxes to keep shrinking.

    The only sure thing is the Board of County Commissioners will be keeping an eye on spending, and the public can expect a discussion on where cuts could be made.