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Friday, Mar 27, 2015


Harvard's dean has good reason to visit Florida's heartland

Most people accept that a college degree can significantly increase your lifetime earning potential, but increasing rates of college attainment also brings local, regional and even national economic benefits. However, in rural and often low-income sc...
Updated: 2 months ago

Rules for the new snowbird

First off you need to know that we are very happy to have you here in Highlands County. If this is your first time, or you just need an update about Highlands County, here are a few things you need to know. Keep in mind that some of them are tongue a...
Updated: 2 months ago

To live and to die

If I have learned anything in this marvelous episode called life, it is that it is totally unpredictable. There are days of pure joy and nights of pure dread. These past couple of years have been among the most painful, trying; yet, instructive years...
Updated: 2 months ago

Religious extremism is causing our world to burn

Most of the world watched in disbelief as terrorists murdered journalists and cartoonists at a French satirical magazine last week. The horror of the killings, as well as the message it sent about free expression of ideals, left the civilized world r...
Updated: 2 months ago

Will a Clinton or Bush be our next president ... again?

Time to break out the old sayings, it appears. #x201c;What's old is new again.#x201d; #x201c;What comes around goes around.#x201d; #x201c;History repeats itself.#x201d; The same thing appears to be shaping up in the 2016 presidential race....
Updated: 2 months ago