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The first wave of funding requests to the Highlands-Cashiers Health Foundation has crested and the result is more than $1 million left to community organizations in its wake.

Joy Miller, women’s 5K race winner, and Graham Blanks, men’s 5K race winner, begin to separate themselves from the pack at the start of the Highlands Twilight 5K and 10K Race. All proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Highlands, go to support local charities.

With an age bracket eclipsing more than seven decades, more than 300 runners of all ages took part in the 2019 Highlands Twilight 5K and 10K Race on Saturday.

This photo, taken on Tuesday, shows the completed sidewalk project at the front entrance to Highlands School.

The dry erase boards have all been washed.
The textbooks are stacked neatly in the corner of the classroom.
The floor has been waxed to a crystal shine.

Opinion

Ah, the first day of school.
The opening of a new school year almost surely brings back some nostalgic moments for anyone who graced the halls of learning as a youngster.

The Laurel Garden Club’s 2019 Kitchen Tour was a huge success due to those who graciously opened their homes, our generous sponsors and celebrity guests, and the members of the Laurel Garden Club w

I returned to Highlands Sunday night after visiting with family members. We did three days of fishing on the San Juan River in New Mexico. My travels always make me appreciate living in Highlands.

Sports

Junior Luiz Torres pushes the ball upfield against East Henderson’s defense. Torres scored a pair of goals in a 2-2 tie with the Eagles on Monday night in the Highlanders’ season opening match.

A late second half goal spoiled the season opener for the Highlands boys soccer team and new coach Caleb Brown as the Highlanders tied East Henderson 2-2.

The starter’s horn at the Mountain Swim Leage All-Star meet didn’t sound until after a 90-minute delay due to heavy rains, thunder and lightning on Thursday, Aug. 1.

Some serious lightning struck last week in Highlands.

Wet weather forced soccer practice inside at HHS on Monday afternoon.

On Aug. 1, the opening bell sounded on the 2019-20 sports season as official practice for fall sports were permitted to begin.

Obituaries

Friends are invited to a celebration of life event for Donald Cook at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at the Highlands Civic Center. We will have lunch and share memories. RSVP before noon on Aug.

Friends and family mourn the passing of Christine Erin “Christy” Kelly, who entered her eternal rest on July 31, 2019, under the care and with the comfort of her longtime partner Jim Meiring and fo

William “Bill” Eugene Nail, 78, took his heavenly flight to be with his Lord and died peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 31, 2019.

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