Saturday, Jul 26, 2014


Council made the right decision but used poor timing

Tough decisions go with the territory when you’re in a leadership position. When you’re an elected official, you’re expected to use good judgement when making such decisions, even when it’s not pleasant. But there’s...
Published: 07/20/14

Fix our broken political system by starting with congressional district lines

Trying to figure out how to fix a huge, complex problem seems next to impossible when looking at it in its entirety. So how do you even begin? Well, you break it into smaller pieces and address them one by one. That’s what we must do with fixi...
Published: 07/13/14

Local humane society does amazing work, despite its critics

It’s great to see progress being made on the new kennels at the Highlands County Humane Society. Forty new kennels are under construction and should be completed by the end of the year.
Published: 06/29/14

Heinous act leaves a baby dead and other children malnourished

It's impossible to find anything rational in an irrational act. That doesn't keep us from wondering how a human can be so cruel to another helpless human - especially when it's a parent harming his or her children. ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Violence brewing in Iraq was not difficult to predict

So sectarian violence is sweeping through Iraq, with Sunnis and Shiites killing each other in droves. Who could have imagined that ever happening? After all, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said we would be greeted has heros liberating th...
Updated: 1 months ago

Today’s America not so bad compared to the 1960s

A lot of Americans feel uneasy about where our country is headed. Some even claim we’re steering over a cliff. It’s understandable in some cases why folks feel this way, but before we throw in the towel, we need to remember one thing: t...
Updated: 1 months ago

Property value trend looking better for Highlands County

For many years since the economic bust we’ve searched for good news - or even just signs that things are getting better. We’ve seen several pop up, even if the local economy still has remained difficult. Another good sign surfaced again...
Updated: 1 months ago

Updated: 1 months ago

Same-sex marriage insurance policy going before county commission

It’s doubtful that conversations generated by the Highlands County Insurance Commission typically are scintillating, but last week there was plenty of debate about an issue regarding the county’s insurance allowing same-sex married part...
Updated: 2 months ago

Mothers possess powers unmatched by anyone else

Today we honor the women who forever hold a special place in our hearts. We celebrate with dinners, kind words, cards and gifts, but those pale in comparison to what the day really signifies. For most of us, it means honoring the singular person in o...
Updated: 2 months ago

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