Your Rights & Freedoms

It’s that time of year when we remember and honor our fallen and we also see rising hope with our new graduates. On May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery, James A. Garfield said “We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they...

YOU Determine Who Wins & Our Future

You and your vote will determine who wins the primary election in August and who wins the general election in November. I have had a lot of questions concerning voting, especially who can vote in the closed primary and who can vote in the open general election....

Florida Cattlemen Got A Big Win

Cattle production has been a big part of Florida’s heritage since the 1500s when Spanish explorers brought livestock to the Florida Peninsula. By the 1600s Florida was home to 34 cattle ranches and 20,000 heads of cattle. The cattle industry is a viable industry in...

Employment Changes for Minors

Driving through our wonderful community and other areas I continually see “Help Wanted” signs. Did you know that the labor force as a percentage of Jackson County’s population is only 42.3% and the State of Florida’s labor force to population is 60.1%? Let that sink...

Who Is Looking Out For Hardworking Americans?

If you are like so many here in our great community, you are experiencing the national epidemic of hardworking Americans known as “funds be low and extra no longer exists”. Your paycheck no longer covers your cost of living. This is the same paycheck that previously...