Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

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CCC celebration

CCC celebration

SEBRING – Although their numbers are dwindling, the testament of their tenacity, fortitude and work ethic in the name of environmental stewardship continues to grow in the parks across America.
Published: 10/22/14
LP Masons pull park property from the market

LP Masons pull park property from the market

LAKE PLACID — The Free Masons Placid Lodge has removed the Bicentennial Park/Boy Scout House property from the market, but issues about the property remain with the group that is reforming a Boy Scout Troop.
Published: 10/22/14
Foreclosure rate at a 9-year low

Foreclosure rate at a 9-year low

SEBRING — During the late 20th and early 21st century, the foreclosure rate was a constant drumbeat: 318 in 1997, 313 in 1998, 333 in 1999.
Published: 10/21/14
Halloween events on tap this week

Halloween events on tap this week

SEBRING —Halloween-related activities ramp up this weekend as Highlands Hammock State Park gets ready for the second annual Haunted Hammock, Noah’s Fall Festival returns after a gap of one year, South Florida State College launches a &#...
Published: 10/21/14
Gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon

Gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon

SEBRING — Just in time for the holiday travel season, motorists are seeing gas prices fall below $3 a gallon for the first time since 2010, and the price at the pump is expected to drop further.
Published: 10/21/14

Mom accused of abusing child; fourth child abuse case in less than a week

LAKE PLACID — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a mother from carrying out her apparent plans to have her 4-year-old daughter run over by a vehicle, according to a report released Monday.
Published: 10/20/14

Dog left on chain without access to food or water, authorities say

AVON PARK — A man was accused of animal abuse after an animal control officer found a dog tied to a chain link fence without access to food or water, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Published: 10/20/14

Yellow House hosts watercolor contest

Special to Highlands Today
Published: 10/21/14
It’s pumpkin time

It’s pumpkin time

LAKE PLACID — Two years ago, Katie Brown took over the youth ministry at Memorial United Methodist Church and has directed oodles of fun for the kids: a Jesus party, a splash day, a school bash, and on Saturday, a pumpkin decorating party....
Published: 10/20/14
Food pantry for veterans gets donation

Food pantry for veterans gets donation

SEBRING — Dozens of canned and non-perishable food items were delivered last week to the Highlands County Veterans Services Office to help veterans in Highlands County who are facing hard times.
Published: 10/20/14

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