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Monday, Mar 30, 2015


Passing feel-good legislation does little to improve our lives

For centuries, our politicians have used smoke and mirrors to get us all worked up over little things so they can ignore the big things. It's still alive and well, in Florida as well as every other state and at the federal level. One example is a bil...
Published: 03/29/15

Letters to the editor

Doctors’ Day
Published: 03/29/15

Safe driving is no accident

Lately, pulling out onto U.S. 27, whether in Avon Park, Sebring or Lake Placid, has become a matter of putting your life on the line, trusting your survival to the whims and knee-jerk decisions of an army of fools....
Published: 03/29/15

Home is where the rent is free

At the tender age of eight, my daughter has become quite practical. She has recently been obsessed with planning her future. For some reason, she feels the pressure of time ticking away and has decided that she must get ready today. At this moment, s...
Published: 03/28/15

Migrant workers are required to make at least minimum wage

Highlands Today ran a feature story, #x201c;Life in the Camps,#x201d; on March 23, and while many aspects of the story accurately reflect how migrant workers generally enjoy their work and lives while being employed seasonally in Highlands County, th...
Published: 03/28/15

Letters to the editor

Reaching out
Published: 03/27/15

Let there be light, finally

This is a family which adores art and Mr. Harris and I enjoy traveling to the Ringling Museum to view the breathtaking canvases or driving to St. Petersburg to the Dali Museum. We try, a few times a year, to spend a day visiting an art museum we have...
Published: 03/26/15

Race week is good for Sebring

This past week brought about Sebring's annual claim to fame: the 12 Hours of Sebring. As someone who has lived in Sebring my entire life, I often find people are surprised to find out that I have never attended the races myself. ...
Published: 03/25/15

U.S. 27 has many trouble spots that need improved

Being a highway engineer studying U.S. 27 through Avon Park and Sebring must be the challenge of a lifetime. Figuring out how to make all the traffic flow, with all the access points, would be a difficult task for any engineer. Despite the difficulty...
Published: 03/22/15

Survival raises questions

When you’re a cancer survivor, as I am, you live with a mix of emotions all the time.
Published: 03/22/15