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Disgusted at Porter’s opposition

Dear Editor:
As a southerner, born and raised in the State of South Carolina and a direct descendant of Confederate veterans who counts Confederate Brigadier Generals George and Gabriel Rains as family I must express my deep disgust and displeasure with State Representative Elizabeth Porter’s opposition to a Union memorial at the Olustee battlefield.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy notwithstanding, the men who fought and died in that battle on both sides did so in defense of their beliefs whether you and I share those beliefs or not. Read More »

Shielding our water resources

Dear Editor:
A few months ago I was in Tallahassee and Adam Putnam, the Commissioner of Agriculture, spoke on the topic of Florida’s water supply and how important preserving it was to bringing industry and manufacturing, along with preserving agriculture in the state of Florida.
As I listened to his speech I thought about the issue of sand mining  here in Baker County and our water supply. If it was damaged in some way, what that would cost us in the future with a manufacturing company or industry that could possibly  bring us hundreds of jobs in Baker County instead of the six promised. Read More »

Look for a ‘silly season’ race for governor

I am back in Florida.
I know that because when I woke up this morning I had a sinus headache and when I turned on the television I saw my first political attack ad a full year ahead of the election.
It’s exactly a year before Charlie Crist and Rick Scott square off in the governor’s race. But that doesn’t stop Scott or one of his proxies from airing an attack ad about Crist. I’m sure within a week, Crist, who just announced his candidacy, will fire back with an attack ad of his own. Read More »

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