Story behind the story, letter to the Editor

No more automobile tents sales at the armory-Lamb wins again! That’s how it really happens. Dealing with all those ridiculous land use hearings put on by Stillwell and Co. cost big money to orchestrate and are truly pointless. It’s much more efficient to spend a little money on a memorial for a wounded vet than to write a check to Stillwell’s firm. Besides, this is much cleaner – no messy public hearings, no Chairman Meek thanking everyone to death, no trouser dropping security screening, and those always unforeseen land mines Commissioner Adams brings up from time to time, which staff was never prepared for or wants the public to hear anything about.
Claude Strass

burying your head in the sand either at the local level or national MAKES IT EASY for the kick in the ASS, don't you know!   EYEONCITRUS.COM

So that’s what all this brouhaha with Kenney and the cemetery is likely all about. Election season is on the horizon, Lamb’s property is on life-support due to the economy, and the State purchasing it is less messy than mining anyway. What private firm in this economy would be considered a serious buyer? Seriously, how much mining is going on anywhere and where’s the need? If there’s no need there’s no value. With Kenney on his mission for the State to purchase it two things are accomplished. Kenney ascends to hero status and Lamb gets to dump his pig-in-a-poke. This has likely been the play all along. Once Lamb determined he made a poor decision when he purchased the property, it’s time to look for alternatives. One of those being, government funded purchases. Thereafter, the BOCC makes the one of the most intellectually challenging decisions in land planning history – a mine next to a cemetery. Talk about things that make you go – huh? For newspaper purposes and for the families associated with Red Level Cemetery, Kenney’s pursuit may appear admirable. Let’s just remember, there’s two reasons for something happening in life. The reason and the real reason, when you get to the latter, you’ve got your answer. And each of these parties has their REAL reason for what they are doing. With Lamb, it was never about the need for a mining to begin with

Letter to Editor: Renee the real deal


As the first Republican-elected commissioner on the Citrus County Board of Commissioners, in the ’70s, I feel a responsibility to weigh-in on the Aug. 14 race for Citrus County Commission, District 1.

First of all, keeping in mind the Chronicle article of Jan. 16, ”Developer, road contractor aid incumbents with campaign funds,” your readers should know Renee Christopher-McPheeters has never taken campaign donations from special interests, in this race nor in the ‘08 race in which she nearly won — with 46.09 percent of the votes!

In fact, speaking of a road, Renee is the only District 1 candidate (who) opposed the Ottawa fiasco giveaway of millions of our tax dollars before the BOCC! She also is the only candidate (who) stood for unrestricted flying of the U.S. flag before the City Council of Crystal River! As commissioner, she will vote against raising taxes!

No, Renee does not need to go a-begging for contributions from the money people — special interests, developers, lobbyists, doctors, lawyers or accountants as she has something money cannot buy and that is integrity! She founded the first official 9/11/01 Memorial in Citrus County and has received nine original government proclamations against child pornography! This is integrity at its finest!

Please know everyone can vote for Renee Christopher-McPheeters for county commissioner, District 1, no matter the party or district, as this is an open primary. Now get ready for some much needed representation on the BOCC with Renee!

David DeBusk

Letter Editor-What about us Citizens?

Merry Christmas! & Happy New Year!!


Recently a member of the Transportation Planning Organization, complained that he was "not in the loop" about "Port Citrus" a  Citrus County Commission project.


Actually, whoever in the general public, that I have spoken to – and that is many, I can truthfully say that the average Citizen does not want our tax money "In the Loop" of "Port Citrus"!! We are tired of politician’s Tax & Spend Mentality: WITHOUT THE GO-AHEAD of the Citizens!

The Citizens are definitely "Out of the Loop" on Port Citrus, just as much as they were "Out of the Loop"  on the "Ottawa Connector" , and the "Inter local Centralized Sewer Agreement", even though their taxes/finances were shoved/planned  to be "In the Loop" – "to the hilt" on all of these BOCC Projects!!!

There has been no advertised official public hearing or referendum on "Port Citrus: both are recommended or else NOT ANOTHER of the Citizen’s tax dollars should go into the "Port Citrus" $$$ Money Loop!! In fact at this point MOST Citizens want THEIR money OUT OF THE LOOP" & NO MORE IN THE LOOP!!! The BOCC is supposed to represent "WE THE PEOPLE"!

Renee Christopher-McPheeters

Citrus County