• Choices seem easy

    The Beverly Hills Civic Association held a forum Wednesday, Aug. 13, for the candidates seeking election to the Board of County Commissioners. That group consisted of one incumbent, one former commissioner and four aspirants. Individual views, as to the state of Citrus County and how it should be run, were vastly different.

  • Vote Dodd

    It was encouraging to see so many well qualified persons running for School Board positions. There is one I would like to single out — Doug Dodd in District 3.

    I knew Doug as an excellent student in the Citrus County School System. As one of the early school resource officers, he helped avoid several potential problems by discussions with faculty and/or students.

  • ENDORSEMENT REBUTTAL: Whitelaw best choice

    As a voter in this county for the past 20 years, I know how rare it is to get a glimpse into a candidate asking for your vote. For this reason, I offer you the following information:

  • Questions about proposed shelter

    A 20,900-square-foot, $2.8 million animal shelter for Citrus County seems excessive, though I admit that I am unfamiliar with the number of homeless animals now housed in the present facility. One perspective raises the question, “Why such a large expenditure for homeless animals when we still have so many people (children) living in cars and tents across the county?” but that is a discussion for another time.

    I would, however, like to pose a few questions regarding the pending project:

  • Endorsement rebuttal: Morrison best choice for school board

    I am running for school board in District 1. My college education and post-graduate credits clearly set me aside from my opponent. Additionally, my Florida teaching certificate, social studies endorsement, middle grades integrated curriculum endorsement, reading endorsement and Exceptional Student Education endorsement all combine to allow me to contribute to the school board team and come to informed decisions. 

  • Endorsement rebuttal: Howard dedicated to students, board
  • Endorsement rebuttal: Herrin wants positive change in school board
  • Endorsement rebuttal: Fletcher best for school board Seat 5

    The success of a school district depends on the deep understanding of the board members who serve. I, Donna Fletcher, bring that perspective to the membership that is missing. Education has not only changed during the past 10 years, but it has changed, even more so, in the past 12 months. I have been a part of that change. As both a parent and employee, I recognize areas that should be reviewed for cost savings and improving processes. 

  • Clarifying ‘tax-happy’ comment
  • United Way campaign deserves support

    The United Way campaign this year embarks on new territory as five supremely competitive automotive businesses will join together to chair the “Drive Change Together” 2014-15 fundraising campaign.

    The collaborative move is unique and unprecedented as United Way Citrus County campaigns go, but with so much support in the chairman’s post, this year’s campaign promises to be memorable for the community.