Sunday, Feb 01, 2015


Cuban policy is destined to change

Recent changes in our country’s relationship with Cuba have brought about some strange but interesting happenings in the Republican Party. It’s strange because what seems logical for Republicans would be to oppose anything President Oba...
Updated: 1 months ago


The level of cowardice shown by Taliban fighters who slaughtered 141 people at a school Tuesday demonstrates the kind of animals they are and always have been. Most of those killed and wounded were children.
Updated: 1 months ago

Good things are shaping up in downtown Sebring

It’s exciting to consider that the Nan-Ces-O-Wee and Santa Rosa could see new life in the coming years. Nothing’s for sure, of course, but this is promising news to an area of downtown Sebring that sorely needs it.
Updated: 1 months ago

Pearl Harbor attack brought out the best in Americans

Many of us either remember the actual events or heard about them from our parents who vividly remembered the horror of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Our youngest generation should also know about that attack on such a lovely morning so long ago.
Updated: 1 months ago

Short and longer term successes needed for economic development

Highlands County learned some invaluable information in a recent study measuring the county’s ability to lure new businesses and jobs to the area. It’s a mixed bag of news, though. A few things are highly fixable while others are much m...
Updated: 2 months ago

Situation in Ferguson, Mo., is a sad state of affairs

It seems strange to most Americans that we still live in a time when we have to fear the fallout from a legal proceeding, but we’re seeing it played out in Ferguson, Mo., right now, as everyone awaits the results from a grand jury.
Updated: 2 months ago

Let’s hope \new sheriff’s office budget gets fixed in a hurry

No one denies that the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office needs new, upgraded facilities. But almost no one liked the new budget numbers that came in to construct such a building. It seems obvious that some difficult decisions must be made to b...
Updated: 2 months ago

Giving up some electronic privacy is good in the long run

Depending on how you view the world, you might think new technology that allows your cell phones to be tracked by law enforcement as being either a great thing or big brother at its worst. Both sides are legitimate but it’s clear that having t...
Updated: 2 months ago

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