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Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

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.

Race fan has amassed impressive memorabilia collection

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 -

— Fans of the 12 Hours of Sebring know the 22th annual race was canceled in 1974 because of the energy crisis, but many may not realize official entry forms had been printed f...

World War II vet gets surprise birthday gift, salute

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 -

— Robert Nieman Sr. and his family like to observe birthdays at Outback Steakhouse, so that’s what where they naturally went last month for his 91th birthday bash.

Local Relay For Life events return with some changes

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 -

— Last year’s Relay For Life in Avon Park had to be moved from Avon Park High School football field to the gym because it rained that day in May.

Downtown outdoor sculptures installed

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 -

— Downtown Sebring’s “angel” sculpture may be gone from Circle Park but art lovers shouldn’t lose heart.

Post-rehab program expands its services

Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 -

— Twice a week, certified music therapist Ryan Adamov comes to the H.A.L.L.O. office in Sebring to help children overcome certain disabilities through music therapy.

12 Hours of Sebring’s first campers do it again

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 -

— Cheryl and Brian Bailey have done it again.

‘Project Nitrogen’ makes frozen fruit-in-a-bowl

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 -

— In the 1920s, Gregg Harshman’s family was one of Highlands County’s pioneering citrus growers.