Monday, Dec 22, 2014
Facing challenges by counting blessings
Marlene Welborn holds the newborn baby of school board co-worker Anjelica Tinajero on Friday.

In her 20 years with the school district, Marlene Welborn has taken on many challenges with a smile.

The Highlands County confined space rescue team responded Saturday to this exercise: a worker had gone inside a standpipe to clean chemicals, and fell unconscious. Two fire department rescuers with oxygen masks brought out a training dummy. GARY PINNELL/STAFF
Rescue squad practices in confined space
Cynthia Martinez, 23 of Tarpon Springs, leaves flowers at a memorial for a slain Tarpon Springs police officer in Tarpon Springs on Sunday. The Tarpon Springs Police Department identified the fallen officer as 45-year-old Charles Kondek, a 17-year veteran of the local police department. Originally from New York, Kondek had previously served on the New York City Police Department for more than five years, authorities said.
Local law enforcement watchful but not on high alert after police shootings
County commissioner James Selph chats with one of his staff at his downtown Arcadia office. Selph just won a second term as County Commissioner for District 2.
A passion for ag education

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