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SEBRING - The School Board of Highlands County will be losing two veteran administrators with a combined 75 years in education with the retirements in June of Pam Burnham and Rick Demeri.
SEBRING - Avon Elementary Principal Pam Burnham gave the "all clear" soon after 10 a.m. Monday, marking the end of the FCAT testing for the day and the beginning of the end for the assessment test that began in 1998.
SEBRING - Sebring High School's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is "outstanding," continues to grow in impact and offers a "mini-college experience," according to comments Thursday at the annual IB Benefit ...
SEBRING - William "Trey" Stephenson, III has pre-filed to run for the District 5 Seat of the School Board of Highlands County, making it a five-candidate race at this point with the qualifying period still weeks away.
SEBRING - Consumers are taking a double hit in the wallet at the supermarket and the fuel pump with rising food and gas prices.
AVON PARK - A military attack with about 230,000 mosquitoes infected with yellow fever would be difficult to detect and would be impossible for a nation to react quickly with a mass-immunization program, the U.S. Army Ch...
LAKE PLACID - After clearing weeds around his dock a few months ago Rob Pelski noticed a "blanket of green growth" recently on the bottom of Lake McCoy that he believes shouldn't be there.
AVON PARK - As Leslie Harper worked on his computer Friday morning a neighbor yelled there was a fire behind his house.
LAKE PLACID - After about 24 years since she last served on the town council, Arlene Tuck is preparing to take a seat once again in the council chambers as a town decision maker.
SEBRING - The School Board of Highlands County will likely serve free suppers at some of its elementary schools starting in the fall to students in after-school programs.
SEBRING - The race for the District 5 School Board Seat now has four hopefuls with Trevor Murphy pre-filing Tuesday at the Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Office.
LAKE PLACID -At a facility founded in the 1920s by Melvil Dewey on the north side of Lake Mirror, the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center will continue the innovator's dream with a major expansion project.
SEBRING -Hand-drawn American flags, thank you letters, a hand shake and a word of appreciation from students young and old meant a lot Friday to seven U.S. military Vietnam War veterans.
SEBRING - When the high school valedictorian opened her school locker one day, a college catalog fell out and caught the eye of a fellow senior at an adjacent locker.
LAKE PLACID - The town's list of water customers would increase by about 66 percent if it purchases Placid Lakes Utilities.
AVON PARK - An Avon Park man faces charges of possession of child pornography after being arrested by a state law enforcement officer who is part of a national Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
SEBRING - Education funding, the new assessment and a controversial bill were among the issues two Highlands County School Board Members discussed with area legislators recently in Tallahassee.
LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid aims to save money by disposing of its collected solid waste at the Okeechobee County Landfill.
AVON PARK - Prompted by a request from the athletic department, South Florida State College will consider developing a policy to conduct in-house "unannounced and reasonable suspicion" drug tests of its student athletes....
The recent re-striping of a section of North Magnolia Avenue is the first step the town will be taking to alleviate parking congestion next to a restaurant where vehicles were blocking the roadway.
SEBRING - Six applicants are seeking appointment from the governor to fill the school board seat vacated by Andy Tuck's resignation to take a seat on the State Board of Education.
Cracker Trail Elementary teacher Sheli Gossett's first-grade class has been invited to work with the Jane Goodall Institute and Google Maps on piloting new digitized mapping tools and creating a tutorial.
SEBRING - Dustin Woods has pre-filed for the District 5 Highlands County School Board seat, making it a three-way race to fill the position vacated by Andy Tuck's move to the State Board of Education.
LAKE PLACID - The town council decided to recommend a zoning change to "conceptual planned development" to the owners of 18 properties along West Interlake Boulevard that are eyed for annexation.
SEBRING - The School Board of Highlands County approved a resolution calling for a reevaluation of the Highlands County Health Department's decision to cease providing medical and dental services in Lake Placid.
LAKE PLACID - Citing numerous school maintenance and security needs, the Highlands County School Board supports putting a half-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot.
LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid residents and the town council spoke out Monday evening against the Highlands County Health Department's decision to stop providing medical and dental services in Lake Placid.
SEBRING - The Highlands County School Board will discuss today the possibility of putting a half-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot to raise funds for school construction and maintenance projects.
SEBRING - About 128 years ago a couple from England, the Kings, built a log cabin on Lake Tiger, now known as Lake Tulane, making them the first permanent settlers of Avon Park, according to some sources.
LAKE PLACID - The Town of Lake Placid is looking westward for growth with plans to annex 18 properties near West Interlake Boulevard.
LAKE PLACID - After wet weather and the late arrival of workers two weeks ago, the DeVane Circle restriping and right-of-way change work has been rescheduled for Saturday.
SEBRING - The Senate Education Committee approved a proposal Tuesday to streamline the state's school grading system, but superintendents oppose the plan while the state teachers union president has called for a moratori...
SEBRING - New procedures this year shows the Highlands County School District and law enforcement is serious about curbing school truancy.
SEBRING - Larry Koch pulled a rake-full of green slimy plant growth from the canal behind his house Monday morning to show, what he said, was the worst overgrowth he has seen in 12 years.
AVON PARK - The city is moving to expand its boundaries once again to encompass a motel, armory, association headquarters and its own waste water treatment plant.
AVON PARK - In the mid 1960s, all the popular Los Angeles area radio disc jockeys auditioned for a new television game show.
AVON PARK - Facing costly alternatives, city administration is looking into irrigating airport property with effluent, but airport proponents say it could hinder growth and would create a safety hazard.
AVON PARK - With seven months remaining on City Manager Julian Deleon's three-year contract, the city council approved extending his agreement with the city until Aug. 31, 2019.
SEBRING - Mike Flood bends down on one knee in front of a headstone to pluck a few sprigs of grass and then takes a photo of the grave marker with his smartphone.
LAKE PLACID - Councilman Mike Waldron filed his paperwork to qualify for the town's municipal election, but he didn't pay the $12 filing fee, which means Arlene Tuck will take his seat when it expires on April 8.
LAKE PLACID - Motorist on Interlake Boulevard at DeVane Circle will likely face a new arrangement of road signs and roadway striping Monday morning with the plans to change the configuration to give the right-of-way to t...
LAKE PLACID - A proposed Lake McCoy runoff abatement project is in jeopardy due to a shortfall in funding.
LAKE PLACID - How many fire inspections did the county conduct in Lake Placid last year?
LAKE PLACID - The town will seek annex agreements on properties in the enterprize zone along U.S. 27 for possible inclusion in the proposed community redevelopment agency.
LAKE PLACID - The one week qualifying period for the April 8 Lake Placid municipal elections started Monday and will end at noon Friday.
SEBRING - When Sue Law opened her women's fashions boutique in Avon Park 26 years ago it was nearly the size of cubby hole.