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Opinion

  • “Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery -- it recharges by running."

    --Bill Watterson,
    American cartoonist

  • Southern Levy County has been targeted by various industries and the potential for growth in this part of the County may become a reality. There are also several other  things just several miles south of the border in Citrus County that may bring opportunity  for jobs and an increased tax base for Levy County.

  • An epic thank you to our community for its support in making the first ever Epic End Summer Bash a successful event. There were many happy faces and delighted squeals from excited children. Happy school year to all.

    Thank you to all the contributors, without whom this event would not have been a success:

  • What is the President afraid of? Obama is going to give a major speech to tell the people how he is proposing to solve the jobs problem. But, he is waiting to make his proposals known to us sometime in September after Congress returns to Washington, D.C.
    What he is afraid of is letting us know NOW what he is proposing because we will have time to digest his solutions. This would allow us time to let our senators and representatives  know what we think before they return to Washington, D.C.
    If his proposals are so great, what is he afraid of?

  • Allow me to continue from my last letter to the editor.
    Three Levy County Commissioner’s, (Ryan Bell, Danny Stevens and Chad Johnson) hired attorney Brien A. Bolves, to represent the three commissioner’s actions, on behalf of the Tarmac mining project.

  • County budget time is my least favorite time of year.
    But then again, there's nothing like watching folks who don't want to risk their political future by raising revenues, but who still want to tell the voters they preserved all the services.
    So now we must be creative in cutting the budget.  
    One of the more interesting exercises came at the Aug. 16 commission meeting when Levy County Fire Rescue No. 78 Chief Rick Bloom stepped to the podium. His unit covers Morriston, Montborook, Gulf Hammock and more.

  • I was saddened and a bit taken back when I read your statement from the last school board meeting: “This legislative body is telling us where their care is, and that’s into charter schools, and not public schools.”  This statement clearly showed a lack of understanding regarding charter schools as well as a lack of compassion for the parents who choose these alternatives for their children.  So please allow me to clear up a few things.

  • I would like to respond to media reports that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is selling your personal information.

  • I read your article regarding my motion to appoint someone from my district to the Planning Commission and your editorial titled “Our View” regarding non-agenda items and I would like to set the record straight.

  • The staff, clients and Board of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens want to thank everyone who stopped by the Thrift Store “Clean Sweep Sale” on Saturday.  Many shoppers went out the door with smiles on their faces and bags of bargain buys in their hands!  We also want to thank Mrs. Thelma McCain and her family for providing the fish fry which was a great success. The promotion of our event by the Chiefland Citizen brought many of our friends and neighbors to our door which we appreciate very much.

  • When you apply for a license to drive in the state, you are required to provide the Department of Motor Vehicles a lot of personal information, such as your Social Security number, your address and date of birth. This is information reasonably required by the state in order to license drivers.

  • In the June 30 issue of the Chiefland Citizen, there was an editorial “Personal agendas? Or betterment of county.”  
    Let’s review the history over the last several years of actions taken by our county government.
    Along with two of our county commissioners being indicted and convicted on corruption charges, we also have a local businessman who it seems instructed an undercover, federal agent on how to grease (coaching) the palms of the local politicians.

  • To whom it may concern,
    My name is Beth Warren and I’m a recent graduate from Chiefland High School, but instead of going to college in the fall I will be taking a “gap year.” I was accepted into a non-profit organization at the beginning of  the summer called Global Citizen Year. Only 50 to 60 students are selected from all over the country.

  • TAXPAYERS!  It is time for a little clarification to the public and public officials.
    Over the past few years, we have had a tremendous budget shortfall that resulted in the previous commissioners being forced to adopt a deficit budget. 
    According to Wikipedia, a budget (from old French bougette, purse) is a list of all planned expenses and revenues. It is a plan for saving and spending.  This deficit budget means that we had to plan to spend about $2 million more than we take in.
    Now for clarification, this happened for several reasons.

  • All political power is inherent in the people.
    Article I, Section 1, Florida State Constitution

    All meetings of any collegial public body of the executive branch of state government or of any collegial public body of a county, municipality, school district, or special district, at which official acts are to be taken or at which public business of such body is to be transacted or discussed, shall be open and noticed to the public...
    Article I, Section 24 (b), Florida State Constitution

  • “We have concerns with those local
    government
    numbers.”

    Rebecca Rust, Agency for Workforce Innovation, state unemployment agency, after the June jobless report showed the biggest hit was in local government employment, which reportedly lost 1,700 jobs, from 14,200 to 12,500 since May, while state and federal jobs experienced no change.

    Local jobless story: http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/unemployment-levy-rises-111