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Saturday, Aug 01, 2015

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Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what is going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 07/31/15
Some local business owners optimistic about future

Some local business owners optimistic about future

SEBRING — Rick “Webster” Strzelewicz, owner of Heartland Band Supply, says he believes Sebring is following developments on the coast and coming out of the recession.
Published: 07/31/15
LP council OK with budget,salary increases

LP council OK with budget,salary increases

LAKE PLACID — After one workshop, the Lake Placid Town Council reviewed the proposed 2015-16 budget and decided to forego two more scheduled budget workshops.
Published: 07/30/15
County road repair budget half of what’s needed

County road repair budget half of what’s needed

SEBRING — About $2.5 million has been set aside next year to resurface paved roads in Highlands County, but that’s not enough.
Published: 07/30/15
County adopts plan to link recreation trails

County adopts plan to link recreation trails

SEBRING — Commissioners approved a plan to link Highlands County’s trails, although the audience was mostly against it, one thinking it might even be a United Nations plot.
Published: 07/30/15
Teachers, support staff call on board for pay increase

Teachers, support staff call on board for pay increase

SEBRING — A large turnout of teachers and school support workers told the school board Tuesday that its priorities should be with its employees.
Published: 07/30/15
Country singer Rodney Atkins headlines Gala

Country singer Rodney Atkins headlines Gala

SEBRING – He has received six nominations from the Academy of Country Music and two from the Country Music Association and won “Top New Male Vocalist” from the Academy in 2006.
Published: 07/29/15
Ape sanctuary holding ‘apelogy’ classes

Ape sanctuary holding ‘apelogy’ classes

WAUCHULA — It may take Nancy Geffner two-and-a-half hours to get from her Oviedo home to Wauchula to volunteer at an ape sanctuary, but the drive does not matter.
Published: 07/30/15

Woman arrested after slamming door on deputy

AVON PARK — A woman was arrested after authorities said she slammed the door on a deputy checking on the welfare of a child, according to an arrest report released Wednesday.
Published: 07/29/15

Vehicle stop leads to drug arrest

AVON PARK — A traffic stop on a car with what appeared to be an illegally tinted window led to an arrest of a man on drug charges, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 07/29/15