• Clerk of courts needs to set record straight

    Citrus County Clerk of the Court Angela Vick writes on her website, “I appreciate the opportunity to provide services and information important to you and your family.” 

    Really? We wonder if the residents of West Citrus County are inclined to agree after closing her west side office. 

    Additionally, the website states “The Clerk (of the Court) works in partnership with multiple governmental agencies.” 

  • Trump will bring new political construct

    We have all been there. Home improvements, renovations, and regular maintenance are the status quo when discussing home ownership. This is why I chose this topic to metaphorically discuss the upcoming election and the choices we have presently.

  • Math skills need polishing

    The Sept. 7 Chronicle (had) Mr. Alfred Barnard condemning Sam Himmel for the request of a half-cent addition to the county sales tax. He stated it would put it at 8.3 percent from the rate of 6 percent. 

    Check your math, it would make it 6.5 percent. 

    Maybe you should back her. She seems to do a good job for the county schools. Maybe you should take a course on your math skills.

    Kenneth Cole

  • It is my generation’s fault

    I am 81 years old and realize many problems this country is suffering from was my generation’s fault. 

  • Thank you to all who cared

    Hurricane Hermine wreacked havoc on most of us west of U.S. 19. It is sad to see the devastation and waste. Many lives have been permanently altered. Our house was over one foot under water.

    But there is a good side. The manager at the Hampton Inn waived their no-pet policy during the hurricane, thus allowing us to bring our two most valuable possessions safely out of the storm — our dog and cat. Thank you.

  • Thank you, Withlacoochee Electric

    Just like to give a shout out to WREC and their performance during the past storm. 

    The storm Hermine started Thursday night, We lost power around noon, by 5 p.m. Friday we had power restored. 

    Many of our friends have Duke power and most had to wait another day or two before they got it. While our roads were still under water, WREC were there doing their job.

  • Let’s make noise about player’s conduct

    Having read and even watched, how Colin Kaepernick, quaterback for the San Francisco 49ers, decided to remain seated while our national anthem was being played, filled my mind and heart with great anger. If this overpaid, mediocre player has any issues to complain about our country, certainly by being disrespectful, is not the proper way to solve “his” problem. I am also extremely surprised and upset that the 49ers’ management has accepted such irreverent conduct.

  • Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23
  • Return to the true colors of the flag

    Like most Baby Boomers, I pledged to the American flag displayed in my public school classrooms five days a week, nine months of the year. We were taught the significance of the stars and stripes in our country and the rest of the world.

    What I remember most is my third-grade teacher telling us that the blue color in the flag was called “navy blue.” A blue so dark that one often had to see it in the sunlight to tell that it wasn’t black.

  • Something to chew on as another Labor Day passes

    I am a liberal Democrat. I support our troops. I was not taught to hate. Labor Day, I had my 3-feet by 5-feet sign on the driveway. It read “union workers fought and died for your standard of living.” 

    Thirty years ago, I asked my boss, “Does P&G one of the Dow 30, not have an obligation to pay a living wage?”