Wake up

Has America become the land of “Special Interest” and home of the double standard?   Let’s see, if we lie to Congress, it’s a felony, but if Congress lies to us, it’s just politics.  If we dislike a Black person, we’re racist, but if a Black person dislikes whites, it’s their First Amendment right.  The … Read more

What are we waiting for now?

Dear Editor: In July, HPSII, the company proposing to mine for phosphate in Bradford and Union counties, dropped its nearly $300 million Harris Act lawsuit against Union County. The case was dismissed without prejudice, so they can refile if they so desire and feel they have a valid case worth fighting; but what about Bradford … Read more

Many thanks from a grateful teacher

Dear Editor: I would like take this opportunity to thank the Bradford County Education Foundation for its recent Leave a Legacy dinner which honored Mrs. Linda Alday and myself for our years of service in the school district. The work they do to support our schools is truly amazing. The generosity of spirit they showed … Read more

Cemetery solutions

Dear Editor: Since the Telegraph had an article dealing with the lack of attention to keeping up the Crosby Lake Cemetery, I have heard from several people expressing their concern for something to be done.  I know that when I moved to Starke, some of the churches were involved in handling the cemetery, apparently part … Read more

Editorial: In support of library funding

BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor  LAKE BUTLER—When making your selections on your primary ballot at the Primary Election on Tuesday. Aug. 23, don’t forget to select the box approving the continued funding of the Union County Public Library through a ½ mill ad valorem tax.  This is nothing new as Union County voters have … Read more

A response

Dear Editor: The recent letter in the Telegraph regarding the Jan. 6 Investigation Committee was certainly not factual. It read like it was written by a Nancy Pelosi (I call her PeeLousy) lapdog. The writer praised the committee and its “hearsay witnesses” testimony as if it were perhaps more true than the Bible itself. Obviously this writer … Read more


Dear Editor: On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the House Select Committee investigating what caused the Jan 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol held its last hearing in this series.  They promise more, and I can hardly wait. The facts that the committee (consisting of seven moderate to liberal Democrats and two, rock-ribbed, conservative Republicans) has … Read more

Good folks out there

Dear Editor: My sister-in-law had come for a visit and, while on her way home, her car died on State Road 100 near the Keystone Heights Airport road. I wasn’t able to come to her rescue, but a nice, young man stopped to help her. He checked her car out and determined it needed a … Read more

Clear the slate

Dear Editor: It’s time to stop digging the hole deeper! For six years, Bradford and Union counties have been living under the prospect of a 10,000 acre phosphate mining project that would straddle the New River, our joint boundary between the two counties. In 2016, Union county enacted a moratorium and updated their land development … Read more

Wonderful event

Dear Editor: I wanted to take the time to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the set-up for the Starke Splash Bash. The event was wonderfully planned and executed and such a great outlet for our children and community. It was incredible to experience such a family centered event within our city and … Read more