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Gov. Ron DeSantis and the new state Cabinet held their first meeting Friday and made history. Correcting a longstanding injustice, the governor and the Cabinet officially pardoned the Groveland Four, the four African American men who were accused of raping a white woman in 1949 and then vict…

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It’s not really the fact that our county commissioners recently voted yes to allow alcohol sales before 1 p.m. on Sundays. If folks wanted alcohol for an event on a Sunday, they usually would have stocked for that well before Sunday at 7 a.m. While I never understood the need for alcohol so …

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An excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt's speech, "Citizenship in a Republic," in Paris, France on 23 April 1910, states, "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man…

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If you’re like me, there’s things you want that you currently don’t have. I guess it’s part of our nature, a desire for something that gets fueled by advertisers that are everywhere you look.

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On Jan. 21st, Floridians will once again observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring the man who advanced and steered a civil rights movement that pushed America toward equality and justice for all persons. Dr. King and his followers stood in strong opposition to racial discriminat…

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Twenty-four days and going strong, the Pelosi-Trump saga continues at the detriment of close to a million people struggling to keep their heads up financially. This so-called government shutdown has gone on over the question of a “wall.”

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Why do you blame highway 70 for taking another life? The driver had no license, improperly changed lanes and who knows what else, just to blame highway 70.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis and the new state Cabinet held their first meeting Friday and made history. Correcting a longstanding injustice, the governor and the Cabinet officially pardoned the Groveland Four, the four African American men who were accused of raping a white woman in 1949 and then vict…

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On the front page of Friday's Highlands News-Sun there is a headline, "State Road 70 takes another life." Let me simply remind everyone that this highway is not at fault. Drivers are!

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It’s not really the fact that our county commissioners recently voted yes to allow alcohol sales before 1 p.m. on Sundays. If folks wanted alcohol for an event on a Sunday, they usually would have stocked for that well before Sunday at 7 a.m. While I never understood the need for alcohol so …

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An excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt's speech, "Citizenship in a Republic," in Paris, France on 23 April 1910, states, "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man…

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If you’re like me, there’s things you want that you currently don’t have. I guess it’s part of our nature, a desire for something that gets fueled by advertisers that are everywhere you look.

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There are two new sheriffs in town. The first, obviously, is Gregory Tony, the former Coral Springs police sergeant appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to replace the suspended Scott Israel as Broward’s sheriff. The second — metaphorically, that is — is the governor himself.

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We’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy next week. In these angry and divisive times, we all could benefit by reminding ourselves of his words’ truth, civility and wisdom.

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On Jan. 21st, Floridians will once again observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring the man who advanced and steered a civil rights movement that pushed America toward equality and justice for all persons. Dr. King and his followers stood in strong opposition to racial discriminat…

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Twenty-four days and going strong, the Pelosi-Trump saga continues at the detriment of close to a million people struggling to keep their heads up financially. This so-called government shutdown has gone on over the question of a “wall.”

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Recently Mr. Harris and I had a conversation that went something like this: I shared how I had come across a dining set that I really liked. “It can seat eight in the same space as the one we have that seats four,” I shared. “How big was it,” he queried. “It was marked 54 inches, but I’m sur…

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In December, Major League Baseball announced that it had arrived at an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) that would allow Cuban nationals to play in the MLB, but still return home without penalty at the season’s end. Cubans could sign directly with MLB franchises which would…

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This week marks the sixth anniversary of the death of one of my best friends. He was killed in a car accident on U.S. 27 in Avon Park. It was at Lake Damon Drive and U.S. 27; January 2013.

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