Politics

Handley: Managing limited tax dollars is most critical issue

Handley: Managing limited tax dollars is most critical issue

Editor’s Note: Ron Handley, who is running for County Commission District 3 in the Aug. 30 primary, shares his campaign platform and why he is seeking re-election.
Updated one month ago
Stewart: Public safety, housing, economic growth are big issues

Stewart: Public safety, housing, economic growth are big issues

Editor’s Note: Madge Stewart, who is running for County Commission District 3 in the Aug. 30 primary, shares her campaign platform and why she is seeking office.
Updated one month ago
Precautions and testing ensure fair election, official says

Precautions and testing ensure fair election, official says

SEBRING — While presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested that the Nov. 8 general election may be rigged, plenty of precautions exist to prevent that from happening in Highlands County, Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said Thursday....
Updated one month ago
One-quarter of Legislature elected at end of qualifying

One-quarter of Legislature elected at end of qualifying

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians won’t get to cast a ballot for more than one-fourth of the people in charge of making laws and piecing together the state budget over the next two years.
Updated: 2 months ago

Florida House races to watch

TALLAHASSEE — There is little danger that Republicans will lose their stranglehold on the Florida House of Representatives this year. The party has an 81-39 edge in the chamber even after the passage of the anti-gerrymandering “Fair Dis...
Updated: 2 months ago
Florida’s budget, new laws begin today

Florida’s budget, new laws begin today

TALLAHASSEE — Starting today, clergy who don’t want to marry same-sex couples will have state backing for their beliefs, high school students will have more choice over where they play sports or study, and local governments won’t...
Updated: 2 months ago
Beruff offers Republicans a choice

Beruff offers Republicans a choice

SEBRING — “Members of his family risked their lives trying to bring freedom to Cuba,” Events Chair John Larson introduced Carlos Beruff to the Highlands County Tea Party on Tuesday. “Carlos’s mother was part of a fa...
Updated: 2 months ago
Howerton to serve 6th term on school board

Howerton to serve 6th term on school board

SEBRING — In 1996 Bill Clinton was president, Los del Rio danced up a Latin-flavored storm with “Macarena,” and Donna Howerton was elected to her first term on the School Board of Highlands County.
Updated: 2 months ago
One candidate doesn’t qualify for sheriff

One candidate doesn’t qualify for sheriff

SEBRING — And just like that, the sheriff’s race is down to seven.
Updated: 2 months ago
It’s qualifying week

It’s qualifying week

SEBRING — The question on everyone’s lips, “What will Marco do?” was answered Wednesday morning, and just in time for Qualifying Week in Florida.
Updated: 2 months ago