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Today's Opinions

  • WES sends open letter to sheriff

    Dear Sheriff Smith:

    Words cannot begin to express the heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation I feel toward you and your generous, caring staff.

    Our 2009 safety patrol trip to Washington went off without a hitch! It was perfect! Yes, we had fabulous parental and staff support, but their job was to chaperone our patrols, who, I am proud to say, were most enthusiastic and well-behaved throughout the entire trip.

  • Levy residents need to take part in county budget process

    Headlines from every corner of the nation and our state are unanimous in their message… the government bank account is running dry and the cupboard is bare. Florida counties and municipalities report that jobs are on the chopping block, others will see wage freezes, services are being cut and in some cases taxes will rise. Levy County is no different. The “Great Recession” may be on our doorstep.

  • Corporatocracy

    You may well be wondering what a corporatocracy is. Officially it is not a word that appears in any popular dictionary. The word itself is a neologism, a recently coined word that is commonly used but hasn't become mainstream. Every day new words enter our language through books, magazines and newspapers. The Internet (that word was once a neologism as well) has quickly become the most popular venue for new thoughts, ideas and words entering the public domain.

  • Those in ag industry deserve pat on the back

    As we enter the dog days of summer, people will be out enduring our famous heat and our abundant resources available to them; North Central Florida is a great place to be. Whether you’re on a farm handpicking blueberries for pies, cooking steaks on the grill or enjoying watermelon on the river with family and friends, this area provides us with so many great homegrown options to fill our summer time. During these times the agriculture industry can easily be taken for granted by those not directly involved in it.

  • New regs could hurt General Aviation

    To the editor:

    Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight Southeast fly patients needing specialized medical care, including chemotherapy and dialysis, to hospitals throughout Florida. Many of these patients are from rural areas and would otherwise be hard-pressed to receive the care they need.

  • Mining in Montbrook

    To the editor:

    You may have seen the signs up “NO BLAST NO DUST” around our neighborhood in Montbrook and on East Levy Street. We are very much against the blasting mine Mr. Vanderwey would like to see placed here. Mr. Vanderwey hasn’t given up on his idea of a lime rock blasting mine in Williston. While he hasn’t gone before the Board of Commissioners (BOC) yet, he is still working on getting his paperwork in order to proceed in hopes of getting approval from the board.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Club of Williston would like to publicly thank the following individuals and businesses for their participation in the Rotary Jail-n Bail held on Friday, June 5:

    Patty Galyean, Mike Doerr, John Gray, Tammi Johns/Green Shutters, Jim Smith, Bo Hobby, Charlotte Jones/Willard’s Restaurant, Frances Lasalle, John Lott, Stoney Smith, Alan Cooper, Janice Carlisle, Owen Baynard , Devin Whitehurst, Richard Dass.

  • Williston, you missed a treat

    When the press release came over last week, Iee^immediately put it on my calendar of things to do Saturday. “Moonlight and Music” it read. What could be better? Iee^thought.

    It was raining at my house, but just a brief drizzle so I was almost sure it wouldn’t be cancelled. ee^I was correct, although when I arrived at Williston Rehab, there was no one out enjoying the moonlight.