Saturday, Apr 19, 2014


Passing in-state tuition bill for children of illegal immigrants is important to everyone

Florida legislators look like they're ready to do the right thing and allow children of undocumented migrant workers who have lived here for most of their lives to attend our public universities and not pay out-of-state tuition. Kudos to State Rep. C...
Published: 04/13/14

Technology isn't keeping up with our needs due to cost

Technology is a wonderful thing - most of the time. But as we've seen lately, much of the technology we use today is falling short of our needs, and the cost to improve it can be astronomical. We don't have much choice in some situations but to impro...
Published: 04/06/14

Highlands County needs leadership to make population more healthy

We have trouble right here in River City, friends, and it has nothing to do with pool. Highlands County's health is not good compared to the rest of the state and much of it is our own fault.
Published: 03/30/14

Sebring's losing a great public servant with Hensley stepping down

Criticizing elected officials is a full-time hobby for a lot of people, and most of the time they deserve it. At least that's true at the state and federal levels. On the local level it is much different most of the time. Partisan politics is pointle...
Published: 03/23/14

Health department's role needs to be visible and outspoken for proper public care

It's great news that the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County reversed its plans to close most of the services it had been offering in Lake Placid. It took some angry leaders from the city, school and county to get it done, though.
Updated: 1 months ago

Grand plans flow in to keep Harder Hall standing

It's good that a few offers for Harder Hall are coming in, even if most of them seem unrealistic. All any of us want is for that grand pink building to continue to grace Little Lake Jackson. We just hope one of these ideas, and a person who can make ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Asphalt plant hasn't been a boon or a failure

It sounded like a no-brainer when Highlands County commissioners were pitched the idea of building an asphalt plant. The county would be able to produce the asphalt needed to build and patch roads throughout the county, as well as sell it to local ci...
Updated: 1 months ago

It's time to move forward on new sheriff's office and parkway

Balancing budgets in bad economic times is tough work. Having decreased funds over a long period of time makes it even more difficult as just about everything that can be cut has been cut. Sometimes cutting more isn't the answer on our biggest needs,...
Updated: 1 months ago

Political gamesmanship ramps up during election season

It's obvious when election time is rolling around again because nothing of substance gets done and a lot of grandstanding cranks up on issues that make people's blood boil but really have little to do with anything that actually matters in our day-to...
Updated: 2 months ago

Finally some promising signs of better times locally

Not so long ago, we all just wanted a sign that bad economic times were changing. Every time we thought there were a few possible hints that the worst was over, not much would happen. This went on for too long, and we're far from out of it - yet. But...
Updated: 2 months ago

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