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Letters

  • Light industry can make a difference

    As a Citrus County resident of nearly 20 years, I have watched as the county has struggled to clearly define itself. For years, economic development consensus was stymied for a variety of reasons. Happily, the current Economic Development Council has shown an ability to think out of the box and progress has been made.

    We live in a great county, but there is still much we can do to attract new business and jobs. There is also more we can do to enhance our viability as a legitimate and desirable tourist destination.

  • No more taxes

    An editorial in the Citrus County Chronicle, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, stated, “In 2006, commissioners doubled the gas tax to 12 cents per gallon. Half of the revenue from the gas tax pays for road construction, while the other half pays for road repairs.” The debate in this editorial was whether to replace the gas tax with a sales tax. This idea was deemed a “bad deal for local residents.” 

  • Dixon speaks the truth

    First, I’d like to thank the Chronicle for its recent column regarding the problem of “lying” in politics. Not only is lying a problem in the political arena, it is a self-perpetuating curse on our society in general. After all, a good liar can reach incredible heights in America, be they in sports (drugs), politics, business, whatever.

  • Stop subsidizing county landfill
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  • Inverness downtown deserves top pick

    The Sunday, Aug. 17, issue of the Chronicle contains the Parade magazine, a publication once much larger and a wee bit more entertaining in yesteryear but is now reduced to a couple of stories surrounded by numerous advertisements. 

  • Donations appreciated

    The quote, “A picture is worth a thousand words” (author unknown) came to mind as District 7 Realtors filled their van and items overflowed into the parking lot at their recent meeting at Plantation on Crystal River. 

  • Thanks, Officer Mike

    If you think the sheriff‘s officers are just riding around in their vehicles — then read on…

  • Don’t fall for the political shenanigans

    I have heard the commercial running on our local radio station concerning incumbent John “JJ” Kenney and candidate Winn Webb. Both are running for our (Citrus County Board of County Commissioners). It appears the man and money behind this appalling commercial is positive that we the voters are imbeciles. I will not argue that point too heavily because some will believe any and all fairy tales that arrive in the mail or on the airwaves. 

  • Keep looking up

    Many years ago, I was told to always look down so I wouldn’t stumble. Well, I tell you that was the worst advice (I) ever got because all I did was stumble, in more ways than one. 

    It wasn’t until years later that I started to look up. I was amazed to see all the beautiful things that were put on this Earth for me to enjoy; the trees, flowers and birds, the lakes and many other things. I find there is beauty in just about everything. You just have to look for it.