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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

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State tells tribe: Prepare to end blackjack games at casino

State tells tribe: Prepare to end blackjack games at casino

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida seem headed for a showdown about the operation of the tribe’s successful casinos.
Published: 07/27/15
Man arrested on warrants also found with meth, authorities say

Man arrested on warrants also found with meth, authorities say

AVON PARK — An Avon Park man who was wanted on other charges also ended up with a drug charge after Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested him on a warrant, according to an arrest report.
Published: 07/27/15

Walker Memorial accepting scholarship applications

AVON PARK — Step Up and McKay scholarship applications are currently available for students who qualify at Walker Memorial Academy.
Published: 07/27/15
New computers coming to some classes when school reopens

New computers coming to some classes when school reopens

SEBRING — Some students in grades four through 12 will being doing their classroom work on new laptop computers that will going to nearly every school before the start of the 2015-16 school year.
Published: 07/27/15

Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival seeks sponsors

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League will host the 49th annual Highlands Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Nov. 7 in downtown Sebring. “The purpose is to foster an appreciation of the arts, celebrate original art and value community by bring...
Published: 07/27/15
Happy camper

Happy camper

VENUS — Sometimes our early experiences profoundly shape the person we become. This has been the case for 19-year-old Lexi Siegle, whose childhood visits to Archbold Biological Station in Venus prompted her to want to become a scientist....
Published: 07/27/15
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives

25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives

NEW YORK (AP) — Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family’s boat into an unseen...
Published: 07/26/15

Court filings now available online

SEBRING — In October 2014, Sebring resident Van Lee Holder was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child after a 21-month-old boy died at Tampa General Hospital.
Published: 07/26/15
Citrus acreage plummets in Highlands County

Citrus acreage plummets in Highlands County

SEBRING — Highlands County has lost more than 15,000 citrus acres in the past 10 years.
Published: 07/26/15
School employees embrace wellness program

School employees embrace wellness program

SEBRING — Well before sunrise a group of school district employees are flipping truck tires, jumping rope, running, doing pushups and crunches and a lot more to challenge their body and increase their fitness level....
Published: 07/26/15