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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015


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...
Published: 07/26/15

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.
Published: 07/19/15

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 one month 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 one month 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 one month 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: 2 months ago

It’s a brave, new world for our local graduates

A new crop of Highlands County graduates walked across the stage this weekend, ending the first phase of their studies and entering a brave new world. We wish only the best for them as they pursue careers and dreams for a happy life.
Updated: 2 months ago

Florida must get tougher on texting drivers

Short of drunk driving or falling asleep, few things behind the wheel of a vehicle are as potentially destructive as texting while driving. So what happens if you get caught doing it? In Florida the fine can be as low as $30. There’s something...
Updated: 2 months ago

Looking under the hood is a good thing

Updated: 2 months ago

Landfill, recycling estimate holds promise for our county

Is Highlands County’s search for answers regarding recycling and landfill management coming to an end? Well, not quite, but at least some headway is being made, and some of the early estimations look promising.
Updated: 2 months ago