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Saturday, Jul 04, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

Teens waiting longer to get driver’s license

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 -

— Laura Pearson waited until she was 19 before getting her first driver’s license.

Group planning movie night-out July 4 for veterans with PTSD

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 -

— For some combat veterans afflicted with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the Fourth of July fireworks are hardly a time to celebrate.

New state law requires govts to buy ‘Made in the USA’ flags

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 -

— As July Fourth rolls around, an interesting trivia about where most U.S. flags are manufactured may cause Americans to raise their eyebrows.

Investors still working on possible deal to buy Lake Placid bowling alley

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 -

— A group of private investors who wants to buy the now-closed bowling center in Lake Placid and reopen it for the community is still working on a potential contract, said...

Free summer youth meal sites open up

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 -

— “Good morning, good morning,” Javon Dukes enthusiastically yelled out to the group walking toward the picnic tables at Gabe White Park. “Everybody slept...

State releases scores on non-FSA tests

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 -

— Highlands County students trailed the state in scores released Friday on end-of-exam assessments in civics, U.S. history and biology 1, and Florida Comprehensive Assessment ...

Little actors blossom in inaugural summer drama camp

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 -

— Breonna Garman may have had only six lines in a class play, but it didn’t matter. She knew she liked to act.

Summer deals, activities on tap for families

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 -

— It’s summer-time, and that means a lot of free time for children. To help families pass their summer in a fun way without breaking the bank, we have put together a li...

Lake Placid makes second offer for vacant church property

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 -

— After a spirited discussion, the Lake Placid Town Council voted to make an offer of $1.3 million for a bank-owned church property, with an eye to using it to house town ...

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...