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Monday, Apr 20, 2015

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Doty case defendant gets five years in prison

Doty case defendant gets five years in prison

SEBRING — A woman who was on probation for helping the killers of Aaron Doty flee to Orlando will serve five years in prison, a judge decided Monday.
Updated: 52 mins ago
Sunday fire destroys mobile home

Sunday fire destroys mobile home

DESOTO CITY — A fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home Sunday morning at 4511 Granada Ave., in DeSoto City. Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Scott Kaplan said no one was home at the time of the blaze. His department received the cal...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Online glitches plague FSA testing Monday

SEBRING (AP) — Some Highlands County schools had to suspend testing for the Florida Standards Assessments Monday amid a new round of problems with the state’s online tests.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sebring to recognize Pier Beach for Earth Day

Sebring to recognize Pier Beach for Earth Day

SEBRING — Free kids’ activities are part of Earth Day celebrations set Wednesday in Pier Beach.
Updated: 6 hours ago
SFSC briefs

SFSC briefs

Basic Law Enforcement course offered
Updated: 6 hours ago
Keeping Highlands beautiful

Keeping Highlands beautiful

SEBRING — For Christy Reed and others involved in fighting illegal dumping and littering in Highlands County, it’s a neverending battle.
Updated: 7 hours ago
MOFAC recognizes students for outstanding artwork

MOFAC recognizes students for outstanding artwork

AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture, or MOFAC, revealed the winners of its student art exhibit during a reception April 16.
Published: 04/19/15
Air Force range brought extra noise to the skies

Air Force range brought extra noise to the skies

AVON PARK – From April 6 to April 16, the skies over Highlands County were abuzz with military activity.
Published: 04/20/15
Walker Memorial Academy selects new principal

Walker Memorial Academy selects new principal

AVON PARK — After a seven-month nationwide search for a principal at Walker Memorial Academy following the untimely death last August of longtime principal William Farmer, the WMA School Board selected Jacqueline T. Colon-Diaz. She will begin ...
Published: 04/19/15

Senate may vote on online registration bill

TALLAHASSEE — Despite opposition from the governor’s top elections official, legislation that would allow Floridians to register to vote online was sent to the Senate floor Thursday.
Published: 04/20/15