Opinion

Avon Park councilor should have recused himself from controversial motion

Avon Park City Councilman Parke Sutherland should have known better. When he made his controversial motion to terminate City Manager Julian Deleon Monday, three days after Deleon fired his wife, Maria Sutherland, he should have known he was opening h...
Published: 04/27/16

Adventures in academic outings

“Transcribe the set to mRNA.”
Published: 04/27/16

Letters to the editor

We are not creepy
Published: 04/27/16

The many roles of a teacher

Editor’s note: Local teacher Mike Lee makes his debut as our Tuesday community columnist. Every week he will share his experiences as an educator and motivator or a “life coach” as he likes to sometimes describe himself....
Published: 04/26/16

Memories can hurt

Memories are powerful, especially childhood memories. No matter how old I get, certain childhood memories are so strong they can burst forth as fresh as this morning’s dew, especially when triggered by something simple like a familiar smell or...
Published: 04/24/16

Prince was a revolution in my childhood

When I was a kid terrorizing the neighborhood on my bicycle, it was the 1980s. Back then, we were the lost youth who were going nowhere and sure to amount to nothing.
Published: 04/23/16

Great expectations

It was not difficult for me to dream up a wonderful motto when I launched a political campaign to be elected Highlands County Superintendent of Schools in 1986. That’s when I adopted a slogan that clearly expresses my philosophy of education &...
Published: 04/22/16

Letters to the editor

Don’t cut the GI Bill
Published: 04/22/16

Pearls of wisdom

Who is within your circle of influence? If you don’t have any senior friends, you are missing out.
Published: 04/21/16

Letters to the editor

The evils of beverage alcohol
Published: 04/21/16