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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

A day for caring

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 -

— Every year one day, volunteers from local businesses and organizations spend half-a-day sprucing up, painting, pressure washing, weeding, sorting or whatever else is require...

APMS ‘academic showcase’ draws new, current students

Sunday, May 17, 2015 -

— Avon Elementary School fifth-grader Shawn Sanders got a quick glimpse Thursday of what to expect in his three years of middle school.

Fewer wildfires this season but ‘duff’ debris poses danger

Thursday, May 14, 2015 -

— Got dead leaves, pine needles and dried twigs on your roof or in your yard?

Sheriff’s office has new traffic homicide investigation team

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -

— When an 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road accident on U.S. 27 in Avon Park Jan. 8, the traffic homicide investigators who worked the scene created a first of s...

Free yogurt treat awaits Sebring High students Monday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -

— It’s going to get sweeter than usual at Sebring High School Monday.

Murder suspect nabbed in New York

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -

— Highlands County Sheriff’s Office authorities say they don’t know when Jonathan Daniel Padron, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of...

Avon Park woman’s pizza rescue story goes viral

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - The Pizza Hut manager and her staff got a lot of national kudos but remained adamant that she did what anyone would have done after a mom being held hostage urged someone to call 911 in an online pizza order.

Exhibit shows contribution of seniors to community

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 -

— Judy Nicewicz has done many creative pieces but nothing could be more original than this artistic rendition of her family’s military heritage — all on one canv...

Making reading a ‘sensory’ learning experience

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 -

— Toby Light didn’t care much for the citrus slice he bit into, while fellow classmate, David Rodriguez, wolfed down a couple pieces of the fruit and possibly could h...

Sebring Relay For Life set Saturday

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 -

— The Sebring Relay for Life event is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 18 at Sebring Fireman’s Field, and the community is invited to participate.

Lake Placid police reinstates body cameras

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 -

— After a hiatus of about a month, the Lake Placid Police Department has decided to reinstate body cameras for its uniformed officers.

Sebing High senior spearheads school mascot effort

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 -

— Lake Placid High School has its Green Dragons mascot and Avon Park High School the Red Devils, so should Sebring High School have an official Blue Streaks’ mascot, to...

County commission ponders recycling options

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 -

— Sebring resident John Larsen would like the county to institute curbside recycling, but until that happens, he hopes a better job can be done with the community recycling bi...

30 arcade games, electric go-carts coming to bowling center

Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 -

— Those who visit the 16-lane Heartland Bowl usually go for one thing — to try to bag spares and strikes.

Poor, uninsured remain some of Highlands County’s most vulnerable

Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 -

— John Jeffo sees the face of Highlands County’s most vulnerable men, women and children every day.

Attorney, bicycle safety advocate to talk about cycle laws

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 -

— In the last six months, three members of a local bicycle club have had serious accidents, two involving motor vehicles, while they were out cycling in Highlands County.

Lunar rocks, soil samples open for community viewing

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 -

— Chances are many Highlands County residents have never seen a rock or soil sample from the moon.

World War II veteran remembers Iwo Jima, Greater Pacific theater of war

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 -

— What many consider the most famous World War II photograph was snapped by a photojournalist 70 years ago on a rugged Pacific volcanic island called Iwo Jima.