Today's Opinions

  • Everyone votes

    The term can be confusing, and for some voters, may not easily convey the message that it’s absolutely fine to vote in certain political races during the Aug. 14 primary election.
    The cumbersome term is called Universal Primary Contest and three political offices are affected by it during the upcoming primary.

  • Letters to the editor

    NCAA Piling On Penn State
    I am upset about the child abuse committed by Sandusky and the cover up by Paterno, Curley, Schulz and Spanier. The lives of many young children have been adversely impacted by these men.
    And that is my point. The five individuals were involved with these tragic events, not the assistant football coaches, not the football players, not the faculty and not the student body.

  • Improperly applied fertilizers harmful to our water bodies

    As more people focus on their lawns and landscaping this time of year, the Southwest Florida Water Management District promotes Florida-friendly fertilizing practices.
    Florida-friendly fertilizing is an annual campaign encouraging residents to responsibly maintain their lawns.

  • Letters to the editor

    Looking for veterans
    Help us as we search for WWII veterans to invite to our event, preserving our local history and thanking our heroes, from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at South Sumter High School. Contact Karen Cloud for more information at 793-6256 or karencloud @yahoo.com, be sure to put in subject: questions about WWII event.
    Karen Cloud
    Support for Hooten
    It’s election time again, and if you are like most Americans you have a hard time sorting the facts from hype when it comes to making smart choices at the polls.

  • Sumter educators deserve credit for high marks

    Parents of Sumter County middle and elementary school students have to be proud of the recent accomplishment by the school district.
    Last week, the Florida Department of Education released school district statistics for all 67 counties in the state and Sumter County was one of only 14 districts that received grades of either “A” or “B” for county middle and elementary schools.

  • Letters to the editor

    Note of thanks
    The family of Wilma Raulerson Revels sincerely appreciates all the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy extended to us during her recent illness and death. Thank you for the food, flowers, gifts, service, and donations. Most of all, thank you for the love and prayers during our time of need and loss.
    Family of Wilma Raulerson Revels

  • Summertime agenda growing in Sumter County

    There was a time when summer was pretty slow around Sumter County and we were all looking for community things to do. But that’s rapidly changing. It seems that just about every weekend is filled with something to do.
    From the sports leagues and rare events to summer camps, holiday celebrations and inredible edibles. There’s the massive market in Webster for Monday shopping and a weekly farmer’s market in Wildwood on Saturday. Monday also draws a crowd at the Beville’s Corner market..

  • Letters to the editor

    Praise for sheriff’s office
    The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is simply the best in the great state of Florida!
    I have lived in Miami Dade County, Lee County., I currently live in Citrus County and the consistency in law enforcement I have seen over the last six years in Sumter County saved my life, as did the men and women of the SCSO.