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Lake City, FL

Drinking Age - Lake City, FL

if you can vote and die for your country you should have the right yo make your own choice not the government make it for you  (Nov 2, 2012 | post #2)

Branford, FL

dirt roads in Suwannee county

You know its a damn shame the grader operator in three river has to be babysat to get his job done because he sure as tooten does not do it right when no one is around. Now the road is flat like a table so the water will stand not run of at all. It did have a little crown but now has zero none nada zelch. The driver i say cause he is no operator is still scared to touch a weed so the road get narrower if a weed grows in it on the side. One lane road is what we have. I almost hit a care because of the one lane and only one can turn out or in on 288th ter and 39th. What does it take to get the job we are paying for done right? the so called operator is getting paid with tax dollars and not doing the job right.  (Oct 31, 2012 | post #1)

Branford, FL

Homeowner shoots home invader

It should be a law everyone has to own a gun and know how to use it. Crime would decrease drastically  (Oct 23, 2012 | post #5)

Branford, FL

Homeowner shoots home invader

Good for her. Maybe the invaders will think twice now before a home invasion or burglary  (Oct 23, 2012 | post #2)

Branford, FL

Health hazard

new owners have it all cleaned up and are going to build. Good neighbors  (Oct 2, 2012 | post #2)

Branford, FL

Immigrant Amnesty - Branford, FL

Illegals no matter what country they come from take, steal, appropriate or obtain (what ever term you wish to use) from US taxpayers and do not contribute to the system we are forced to participate in. It is flat out wrong. None of the countries I have been in allow this and either deport you or throw you in jail. There are no free rides. None of the countries allowed you to work in their country unless you got a visa before entering. Do it right or get the hell out  (Sep 6, 2012 | post #6)

Branford, FL

Immigration - Branford, FL

If a consumption tax were in place it would not matter. The criminal aspect of it would take care of itself if current law was enforced  (Sep 6, 2012 | post #2)

Branford, FL

Drinking Age - Branford, FL

If you can die for your country at 18 you should be able to make that decision for yourself not the government making it for you  (Sep 6, 2012 | post #2)

Branford, FL

Health Care - Branford, FL

Its a lie and does not do what it says  (Sep 6, 2012 | post #4)

Branford, FL

Offshore Drilling - Branford, FL

The natural Born Citizens of Florida should get a royalty just like Alaska pays and locals should be used for the work force and drilling companies  (Sep 6, 2012 | post #5)

Branford, FL

roads

Why won't the road supervisor drive his own personal truck down certain dirt roads? If they are that bad wouldn't you think he would fix them? Why doesn't the road supervisor fight for us down here. he could ask for 2 crews from DOC to help clean up roads and trim but does not. Why? Do we want out roads done right or just half assed done? The operator say they are just doing what they are told. Who is telling them to do work like this? The road supervisor is not fighting for us nor is Wainwright. Take pictures and post them maybe they will start doing the right thing  (Sep 5, 2012 | post #1)

Branford, FL

Suwannee County Voting

At least I sign My name to what I write and believe in and do not hide behind anonymous postings. Its ashamed you do not take a stand for what you believe in publicly and walk the talk. Stand up for the constitution and whats right. Its your tax dollars that are being spent by others without your being able to have a say in it. Take away the right for some to take your families future and call it legal taxation. Vote, it the only way you have to legally take back control of the government. George Duren for Commissioner District 5 Suwannee County Florida  (Aug 10, 2012 | post #3)

Live Oak, FL

August 23 Florida Primary Election: Will you vote?

Americans have a say you just have to find one to vote for. Vote for George Duren County Commissioner, A real American www.georgeduren.or g  (Aug 8, 2012 | post #2092)

Branford, FL

Upcoming election

The role of government at any level is to secure the rights and freedom of the individual citizen. The Governing body of the county should be there to facilitate and coordinate the different departments to the needs of the people and follow the will of the people that has placed them in the elected office they hold. The county government should not be in competition with the private sector but use the private sector to carry out the work that is required of the local government that the people have elected to have done. The County Government should not be acting in accordance with their own agenda but with the consent of the people who elected them and with their approval. The taxpayers should hold accountable the County government for the good stewardship and oversight of spending so that it is done frugally and efficiently without duplication and waste. Consolidation of government offices can be done in certain circumstances when there is a duplication of services. A complete evaluation of the county offices and departments need to be done to find where there is inefficiencies and duplicated service so that a correction can be made to better serve the taxpayers. Reducing spending or keeping spending to a minimum and still provide the necessary services the taxpayer require requires diligent and close scrutiny when you are using other people money. Justifying every penny spent is the responsibility of the different department and have to be held at a higher standard than the private sector as they are using taxpayers dollars. There is not an endless supply as government seems to act much of the time. Many mistakes are made and lack of recourse to the misuse or miss handling of tax dollars are not addressed many times so it continues to be repeated. This practice has to stop. Many of the jobs the county does can be done more effectively and cost effective by using the private sector to accomplish the tasks necessary. Our water resources are a prime concern to out community. The SRWM has total control over this right now and we have to change the way our water is protected. The Water management districts are not applying the rules evenly but allowing other districts to take at will while imposing restrictions on us. This is discriminator at least and we have to change this. At the present time the only way this will change is to directly engage the governor to facilitate the necessary instruction to water management of bring legal action to get it changed. I would hope the Governor would be receptive to a fair set of rule that are equal since the Water districts can not get it together. Good water management will not only protect our resource but keep it where it does not have to be regulated down to micro-management of the usage by the community. Education and conservation works together to create a better understanding and cooperation of the public and businesses to protect this valuable resource. Suwannee County can not be conducive to bringing in outside businesses until they become business friendly with the commercial entities that are already here. Offering perks to outside business and penalizing the local business is a strike against the community before you even start. A fair and equal playing field is necessary for the County to be successful and it starts with the people who are in the community now, not with new business coming in for the special favors. If you have a good base and business incentives for all business you will not have to offer special favors to anyone because the incentive is already a part of the community and will create a business friendly environment that will attract the people and business we need and desire to have here. It will not happen overnight and you can not buy them or pay them to come as it will not last and the taxpayers will ultimately pay for those mistakes. The community has to be sustainable and can not be done with continuing to raise taxes to pay for a false economy.  (Aug 8, 2012 | post #3)

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