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Friday, May 29, 2015

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Effort to resolve AP airport lease issue continues

AVON PARK – After about two months, the effort to resolve costs incurred from a chemical spill cleanup at the Avon Park Executive Airport and its effects on the soil continues.
Published: 05/28/15
Murder suspect extradited from New York

Murder suspect extradited from New York

SEBRING — A suspect in a May 9 shooting death has been extradited from Catskill, New York, to Highlands County, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 05/28/15

FHP: Woman dies in accident; apparently loses control of vehicle

VENUS — A 25-year-old woman died Wednesday evening after apparently losing control of her vehicle, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Published: 05/28/15

Business establishments making up recession losses

SEBRING — Olivia Goolsby opened LaShimmer last November in downtown Sebring.
Published: 05/28/15
Journal Plaza project spotlights downtown revitalization

Journal Plaza project spotlights downtown revitalization

LAKE PLACID — About 50 people turned out Wednesday for the ground breaking of the Journal Plaza Project, which contractor Ken Leblanc called a catalyst for the revitalization of the downtown.
Published: 05/28/15
Pool safety emphasized after death of toddler

Pool safety emphasized after death of toddler

SEBRING — Nearly a quarter a century ago, Victoria Tretter experienced the same type of loss and tragedy as the mother whose 18-month-old toddler drowned last weekend in a family swimming pool.
Published: 05/28/15

AP city council nixes zoning ordinance

AVON PARK – The proposal to bring more commercial businesses in and near downtown Avon Park was put on the skids after an ordinance to permit new uses in the historic district was voted down.
Published: 05/28/15
County has new housing coalition

County has new housing coalition

Heartland Community Housing Organization has expanded its charter to include two more south-central Florida counties, hired an executive director, and beefed up its marketing plan.
Published: 05/28/15
Club helps cleanup efforts

Club helps cleanup efforts

AVON PARK — The Aktion Club of Highlands County participated in the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep Highlands County Beautiful May 21 as they cleaned along College Drive in Avon Park. Highlands County Commissioner Jim Brooks (in back,...
Published: 05/28/15

Man charged with sexually assaulting child

AVON PARK — Highlands County authorities have arrested a man after a young girl reported that he had sexually assaulted her numerous times during the last five years, beginning when she was 10 years old, according to a warrant released this we...
Published: 05/27/15