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Sunday, Aug 30, 2015


One person’s determination can make a difference

The power behind one determined individual should never be underestimated. We’ve seen it happen in multiple settings and various sizes all over the world. And we’ve witnessed it here locally as well. Most recently we saw Ferron Jackson ...
Published: 08/30/15

It might not be a drug cartel, but turtle syndicate if bad enough

Criminal enterprises operating in Florida are nothing new. Our law enforcement does an amazing job keeping the bad guys at bay, but the sheer number of them constantly prove many are at work, stealing from everyone. In Miami it might be cocaine, and ...
Published: 08/16/15

Trump’s comments not about political correctness

Most of us agree that political correctness often goes too far in this country. Trying to figure out what a particular race or nationality wants to be called these days can get a little ridiculous. But most of us know there’s a line in there w...
Updated one month ago

Websites have a high opinion of Sebring and Highlands County

Sometimes praise comes when we least expect it. And sometimes it comes and we still don’t quite understand it, although we’ve always been bullish on our cities and towns. But we’ll take it and hope these projections hold true.
Updated one month ago

Grand jury’s report is damning for Highlands Youth Academy

Sometimes what appears to be a great operation turns out to be a complete failure, and possibly even worse. That’s what Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, State Attorney Jerry Hill and a grand jury said about the former Avon Park Youth Academy, w...
Updated one month ago

Sebring should add firefighters and police position

There’s a time for tough choices and a time to set things right again. Sebring has that opportunity and it appears as if a majority of the City Council is prepared to make it happen. Good for them.
Updated one month ago

Supreme Court is controversial - as founders surely expected

The past couple of weeks have shown once again the great power our U.S. Supreme Court wields, and why our founding fathers wanted it to be exactly that way. That doesn’t sit well with people who disagree with their decisions, and made folks wh...
Updated: 2 months ago

County seeing improvement in stray animal problem

Sometimes - oftentimes - something good comes out of something painful. That can be said about a lot of things, but the end product usually is beneficial. That’s true with Highlands County’s animal control ordinance.
Updated: 2 months ago

Events such as the Heartland Triathlon show what real success is all about

Almost every community in America looks for events to put on that promotes the area, provides an economic boost and serves an important purpose. In Highlands County we have several of these that have been successful, and the Heartland Triathlon, curr...
Updated: 2 months ago

Remembering our brave soldiers should happen every day

Yesterday Americans remembered the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. It was a day of hell on earth, and somehow these brave men made peace with their makers as they climbed off landing craft and faced a headwind of lead as they worked...
Updated: 3 months ago