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Woman arrested on drug charges

AVON PARK — When law officers went to search a home on West County Line Road, the suspects came right to them, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 04/22/15

Nonprofit speech, hearing center launches mobile unit

LAKELAND — Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, a local nonprofit serving residents with hearing loss, recently launched HearMobile, a mobile hearing unit for those with hearing loss and speech challenges in Highlands, Polk, Hardee and e...
Published: 04/23/15

Art show to showcase high school students’ work

SEBRING — The Highlands County Student Art Show will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday and 12-3 p.m. Saturday, featuring the visual arts of Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring high schools, at Circle Theatre.
Published: 04/22/15
Art league offering Mother’s Day art classes

Art league offering Mother’s Day art classes

SEBRING — During May, Highlands Art League will hold art classes for all ages to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Published: 04/22/15
Public asked to help locate mentally ill missing man

Public asked to help locate mentally ill missing man

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for assistance in locating a missing, endangered adult.
Published: 04/21/15
Man accused of damaging gas tank to steal gas, authorities say

Man accused of damaging gas tank to steal gas, authorities say

AVON PARK — A man who asked a deputy for a ride because his car was out of gas ended up being accused of attempting to steal gas from another vehicle, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 04/21/15
SFSC ranks high in graduation rate

SFSC ranks high in graduation rate

AVON PARK — South Florida State College student Alexis Clamen is looking forward toward completing her education and entering the world of business, she said Tuesday.
Published: 04/22/15
District gearing up to hire 150 to 160 teachers

District gearing up to hire 150 to 160 teachers

SEBRING — The simple math of adding up anticipated teacher openings for the next school year shows the not so simple task of hiring around 155 qualified educators.
Published: 04/22/15
Three decades of duty

Three decades of duty

SEBRING – When she started with Highlands County, there wasn’t much book-keeping, field work, supervising staff or program implementing to do.
Published: 04/22/15
Stephenson, Leavitt left off tourism commission

Stephenson, Leavitt left off tourism commission

SEBRING — County commissioners have talked for years about not appointing the same members again and again to the 28 citizen committees. On Tuesday, they did it, leaving veteran Tres Stephenson and want-to-be Fred Leavitt out of the mix. ...
Published: 04/22/15