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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015


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.
Published: 06/28/15

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...
Published: 06/21/15

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 one month 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 one month 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 one month ago

Looking under the hood is a good thing

Updated one month 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 one month ago

A gentleman, editor and friend

Author and journalist E. W. Howe once said, “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” And so, I shall abide by E. W. Howe’s recommen...
Updated: 2 months ago

Diversifying the economy is exactly what Highlands County needs

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what Highlands County really needs. It’s been evident for a long time and a lot of people work themselves silly to make it happen. Progress is slow, though, but improvements are on the way.
Updated: 2 months ago

It’s all about the numbers

When I read newspaper articles about something that violates accepted standards of decency or morality in a flagrant or shocking way, I often recall a crucial number for months thereafter.
Updated: 3 months ago