Against higher taxes

Citizens of Bradford, while you have scraped and saved to the best of your efforts during this pandemic, your county commissioners have unanimously agreed to raise your property taxes to 10 mills. Your very own land, which you hold in sted for not only yourselves, but your children, and your children’s children has been callously … Read more

Tax increase reasonable, more cuts are not

Dear Editor: Last year I urged the County Commission to take a small step toward increasing the millage rate, maybe a quarter mill, so that more money would start coming in and the following years’ inevitable increases could be a little smaller. Why would I say inevitable? Because for many years we have been running … Read more

Questions and more questions

Dear Editor: How many calls for service has the Bradford County Fire Rescue had since Oct. 1, 2020? Out of those calls, how many structure fires? How many working fires? On average, how many calls for services is Bradford County Fire Rescue doing each day? Are they responding to every EMS call alongside of rescue? … Read more

Obituaries — Sept. 30, 2021

Debra Beck MELROSE­ Debra Jean “Debbie” Beck, 61, of Melrose, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at North Florida Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born June 19, 1960 in Orlando to William R. Smith and Barbara Durden Smith. Debbie was a member of Believers Worship Center in Melrose and loved … Read more