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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.
SEBRING - The Highlands Advanced Academics Parent Network started in 2004 and now a related group of parents has formed a new network to focus on Advanced Academics and the International Baccalaureate Programme at the hi...
SEBRING - Shelby Hill has been showing animals at the Highlands County Fair since she was 7 years old, but now in her 10th year at the fair, she is listed as the breeder of her steer and heifer.
SEBRING - The mix of artistic bowls filled with soup for good causes comes together from 4-7 p.m. today at the 12th Annual Soup up the Arts at Sebring High School.
AVON PARK - "Ballroom with a Twist" featuring celebrity pros from "Dancing with the Stars," finalists from "So You Think You Can Dance," along with finalists from "American Idol" will take the stage Thursday at the South...
SEBRING - The first candidate has filed to run for the District 5 School Board Seat, which was vacated when Gov. Rick Scott appointed Andy Tuck to the State Board of Education.
LAKE PLACID - Remnants of pink silly string on his chair Friday at town hall only meant one thing -- Town Administrator Phil Williams was recently celebrating something, which happened to be his 61st birthday.
SEBRING - A two-day tour of every school campus in the district concluded Friday for the school board, Superintendent Wally Cox and other district administrators.
LAKE PLACID - You could write your name in the dust on the tables in Town Hall, Town Manager Phil Williams declared.
SEBRING - The School Board of Highlands County is updating its bullying and harassment policy to include the term "cyberbullying" along with a detailed definition covering bullying through the use of technology such as c...
SEBRING - This year's school board races could be interesting with the District 5 seat vacated by Andy Tuck, who was appointed to the State Board of Education, and three candidates, thus far, intending to run for the Dis...
SEBRING - A Sebring educator who struggled as a student and wanted to change that for other kids went home with a top state award Monday.
SEBRING - National and international media outlets have pounced on the story of an 81-year-old Sebring woman accused of illegally feeding bears.
SEBRING - The flash card Michelle Young held up read "are," a new word spelled out for her small group of 4-year-olds in voluntary prekindergarten (VPK).
SEBRING - Former Highlands County School Board Chairman Andy Tuck attended his last school board meeting Tuesday after being asked to serve on the State Board of Education.
LAKE PLACID - A strange odor prompted the evacuation of Lake Placid Elementary School on Wednesday soon after the school day started.
SEBRING -The Highlands County School District will launch a pilot program to see if it is feasible for students to bring their own computer devices to school.
AVON PARK - South Florida State College will remain alcohol free with the board of trustees dropping its consideration of allowing alcoholic drinks to be served on a limited case-by-case basis.
LAKE PLACID - Fund raising efforts are paying for security cameras in the downtown area to serve as a deterrent to criminal activity and to assist law enforcement in identify perpetrators.
SEBRING - After Board Chairman Gary Chartrand announced Tuesday that Andy Tuck will be joining the State Board of Education there has been no confirmation from Tuck himself or the governor's office.
AVON PARK - The South Florida State College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend President Thomas Leitzel's contract through June 30, 2017.
AVON PARK - Sebring Middle School seventh-grader Robert Spoone shined lasers through gelatin for his science project to measure the angle of diffraction.
SEBRING - Highlands County School Board Member Andy Tuck will be joining the State Board of Education in February, according to State Board Chairman Gary Chartrand.
AVON PARK - The State Board of Education gave its approval Tuesday for two new four-year degree programs at South Florida State College - bachelor of science in elementary education and bachelor of science in nursing.
LAKE PLACID - Should the town's next utility director be primarily a field supervisor or an administrator?
SEBRING - A state commission will decide Friday whether to approve a proposed settlement with a former Sebring High teacher, who is accused of accessing Internet sites containing "pornographic and sexually explicit mater...
SEBRING - When the thermometer drops into the 40s or 50s or lower is it too cold or a pleasantly cool day?
SEBRING - Should a student selling drugs for a profit face the same consequences as a student distributing or passing a drug to a fellow student?
LAKE PLACID - In his eight years driving through the downtown, Ken LeBlanc has seen the problems and then imagined the solutions to revitalizing the Caladium Capitol's business district.
SEBRING - For the first time since the implementation of the Class Size Amendment in 2003, the School Board of Highlands County exceeded the state's maximum class size requirement.
LAKE PLACID - The Town of Lake Placid will take the initial step to start a Community Redevelopment Agency, but council was split on how to initiate the effort.
LAKE PLACID - Ministers and some from the public spoke against changes in the town's alcohol ordinance, but the town council maintained its belief that the changes were necessary to improve the downtown business climate....
SEBRING - Jerry Sager headed south on U.S. 27 Monday, test driving a Chevrolet Sonic and noted the acceleration of its 1.4-liter engine.
LAKE PLACID - Some merchants believe the town's sign ordinance is too restrictive and apparently have been getting into heated words with the town's code enforcement officer.