Buck Trott volunteered a great deal of time with nonprofits in Highlands over the years.

Highlands is a place that attracts generous and compassionate people from all walks of life, but few residents have embodied those values as fully as Allen “Buck” Trott did in his nearly 30 years o

A young male elk spotted recently at Highlands Falls Country Club could have been driven off by more dominant males.

Residents at Highlands Falls Country Club have been treated to visits from an unusual guest in recent days, as a young male elk has been making the rounds at the club.

The Highlands Town Board of Commissioners will continue to provide water and sewer service to existing homes in the Chestnut Hill community, pending the town’s development of an official document c


Last Thursday’s Highlands Town Board of Commissioners meeting covered a wide array of topics, from the skate park to the Sip and Stroll to the solar eclipse.

Human beings learn from one another, and hopefully what we learn brings out the best in us. I learned many things about public service from several of my elders.

Plans are afoot to build a skate park in Highlands, and while the idea is still in its early stages, we hope it keeps ramping up. 


Manuel Contreras

The Highlands School boys’ varsity soccer team stands at 3-0 in conference play after beating Murphy on Tuesday night at home with a score of 3-1.

Brooke Reheimer goes up during the varsity game.

The Highlands School girls’ volleyball season got underway last week, with JV and varsity teams coached by DeDe Head and new Assistant Coach Erika Olvera. 

Highlands School freshman Carson Talbert, left, came in seventh in the 1,600-meter at the regional meet on May 14.

Two members of the Highlands School track team will advance to the 1A State Championship after good showings in the 1A West Regional Championship in Cherokee last Saturday. 


Allen “Buck” Trott

Highlands has lost a public servant and community leader, and the nation has lost an American patriot and United States Air Force warrior.

Anna Cecilia Berryhill Vance passed away September 3, 2016 in Athens, GA. She was born November 18, 1920 in Ardmore, OK.

Doris M. Verner

Doris M. Verner of Brighton Gardens, Tenn. Went home to be with our lord September 4, 2016. She was 94 years old.

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