Monday, Jan 26, 2015

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Student substance abuse concerns school board

Student substance abuse concerns school board

SEBRING — Facing an expulsion list of 17 students, with 12 related to marijuana or alcohol, the School Board of Highlands County voiced its concerns recently about student substance abuse.
Updated: 17 hours ago
A busy winter

A busy winter

SEBRING — Year-around residents are aware of the 16,000 visitors that pack Highlands County in fall and winter.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Two injured in three-car wreck

Two women were seriously injured in a three-car collision Friday morning on Memorial Drive.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Wind damage at Avon Parks Lake

Wind damage at Avon Parks Lake

AVON PARK — Lt. Sean Casey thinks a tornado must have hit Avon Park Lakes, a subdivision northwest of the city. Highlands County Emergency Management Director Scott Canaday is pretty sure it was a straight-line wind.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Revisiting the past

Revisiting the past

When is a business more than just a place to make money? When it’s also a place to relearn, renew and revisit the past. Nu2U Home Décor, Gifts, Antiques and More is such a store, located at 647 S. Commerce Avenue in downtown Sebring. Owne...
Updated: 17 hours ago

Wheelchair Derby making debut at state park

SEBRING — The Florida Park Service and motorcycle clubs in Central Florida have joined hands to host the Highlands Hammock Wheelchair Derby 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Preparations underway for 49th annual Country Fair

LAKE PLACID — The Arts and Crafts Country Fair, a Lake Placid tradition since 1966, is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 7-8.
Published: 01/26/15
Prosecutor: Desire to see a fight led to murder

Prosecutor: Desire to see a fight led to murder

BARTOW — A beating that led to the murder of Aaron Doty stemmed from the desire of two men accused of killing him to see a fight at a party, a prosecutor told jurors Friday.
Published: 01/23/15

Library books donated

Highlands County is clearing out its closet.
Published: 01/23/15
SO special operations nabs 6 on drug charges

SO special operations nabs 6 on drug charges

AVON PARK — Six face drug charges after a probation search of a residence near Avon Park by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole.
Published: 01/23/15

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