• Inverness fire compact a bad plan

    To the Inverness City Council:

    I know you don’t want to pay extra for fire protection. Well, neither do I, but I pay. I know we need new equipment, we need more firefighters. Now you are going to have your own fire department. I say fine, go right ahead. This is your right. 

  • Tell us about your platform

    I write this to the editor in hopes that it will be published and help the campaign managers for both Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. It greatly annoys me to see many commercials on television where each side wants to complain and ridicule each other of their faults and failures. You know, I’m a big boy and I can read and draw my own conclusions on each candidate, so don’t insult me with your views of each other. 

  • County lucky to have Lambs

    When individuals like Steve and Jewel Lamb are attacked who have given so generously to many community organizations serving the people of Citrus County, it’s time to speak up and say enough! All in the name of politics. You might call it collateral damage, but this went too far. Last we knew in this country, anyone is allowed to support the candidates of their choosing, within the limits of the law, which is all they did. The Lambs simply didn’t deserve to be sullied in the process.

  • Label me fed up

    Why do I have to be a hyphenated American? Why do I have to be pigeonholed and labeled with a moniker of some sort by the social engineering label-hangers out there in media land and academia or some government office? We used to be comfortably in our skins without labels until we got to school. Then it was “kindergartner,” “first-grader” and then on to the next exchange of tags to hang around our necks. 

  • Dixon’s remarks too broad
  • Public-private partnerships can be successful

    Much has been said lately about public-private partnerships. Several, including my opponent, have said they are a bad thing, and it is only our government picking winners and losers, and they shouldn’t be doing that, and that it does nothing but waste taxpayer money. Hearing that, I would like to point out a few partnerships that have many benefits and try to show how important these partnerships are to the taxpayer.

  • Consider best use of barge canal

    I suggest, if you want the best use of the barge canal, consider the following:

    1. The leak under the Rousseau Dam puts huge quantities of fresh water into the Gulf every hour of every day.

    2. The lower river, by virtue of undersized feed through the by-pass canal, is dying from a lack of proper flow.

  • Cancer Society announces end of Cattle Baron’s Ball

    The American Cancer Society would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Citrus County community for supporting our Cattle Baron’s Ball for 10 years and raising more than $825,000 to support the fight against cancer. This gala event has been an important staple within the Citrus County community for many years, and we are so grateful for the many volunteers that have donated countless hours to make Cattle Baron’s Ball a success.

  • Our family thanks you

    Dear caregivers and friends of Ena Janosko:

  • Adams off base on fire MSBU

    Watching the last county commission meeting from my computer, I was shocked to hear the argument of Commissioner Scott Adams about the response time in saving a life by the fire department as he debated the need for the MSBU with Sheriff Jeff Dawsy. Adams stated that “When it is your time to die, nobody will be able to help you and death is assured.” What ever happened to the saying, “No one knows when the bell tolls?”