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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

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.

What shows do you want SFSC to bring?

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 -

— The South Florida State College’s cultural arts program wants to hear from you, especially if you have not been to a show at the college.

FHP: Hit-and-run penalties have gotten tougher

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 -

SEBRING — Sebring resident Chad DuBose was walking north on the west shoulder of DeSoto City Road one evening earlier this month when he saw a vehicle going south, approaching Mike Kahn Road, authorities said.

2015’s first freeze warning issued for county

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 -

— The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued 2015’s first freeze watch for Highlands County, forecasted to last from late Thursday night through Friday morning. ...

Photomosaic fundraiser for cancer-stricken student continues into next leg

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 -

— A community-wide fundraiser that involved many local students and raised about $8,000 for an Avon Park High School student battling cancer has moved into its next leg.

Woman reunited with ‘lost’ bank checks

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 -

— Some time in October 2008, Ramona Ann Holly said she deposited four checks, worth around $9,000, in the night depository of the now-closed Bank of America branch in downtown...

Cracker cowboy poem wins statewide song contest

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 -

— For almost 25 years, Highlands County’s very own cracker cowboy poet has been recreating the history of Florida’s cattle ranching days through folksy poems of ...

Free conference pools local information, resources on autism

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 -

— When Saundra Bass hears kids being described as autistic children, she points out what she prefers they be called.

Cooking up real world skills

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 -

— There was one group finely chopping boiled eggs for an egg salad, another sorting and washing heads of lettuce, and a few other students smearing cream cheese over baked p...

Highlands County Fair is back

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 -

— It’s the beginning of February, and that means only one thing in Highlands County - the annual Highlands County Fair, in its 78th year, is back in town.

Art in the small lane

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 -

— Those who glance at miniature models of two, realistic-looking pioneer-era cabins at the Lake Placid Depot Museum will notice they come complete with an outhouse.

Falling, but for how long?

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 -

— Last year, the School Board of Highlands County spent close to a million dollars to buy 225,000 gallons of diesel to fuel up its 142-bus fleet that services 98 to 100 school...

Sebring cheer squad heads to state finals

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 -

— Sebring High School senior Mary-Elizabeth Estrada has been cheerleading all four years at the school but is especially proud and confident about the competitive cheerleading...

New local business offerings run the gamut

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 -

— What does a retiree from Wisconsin bring to Highlands County?

Artistic outlet

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 -

— In this newly opened, compact art gallery on North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring, artwork of all kinds – from woodwork to paintings to fabric art to books – line ...

Middle school county science fair has plenty of diversity

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 -

— Avon Park Middle School sixth-grader Mason Price wanted to find out if a certain organic wormer actually did the job, so he tried it on cows, took their manure to a veterina...

Authorities say they found almost 400 grams of pot in Lake Placid home

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 -

— Authorities uncovered a suspected marijuana growhouse in Lake Placid after two people who were replacing a power meter at 343 Hallmark Ave., Lake Placid, told authoritie...

Seniors learn about community resources, safety at Elder Fair

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 -

— Meals On Wheels volunteers often deliver food to the homebound and the elderly but anybody who wants a lunch delivered to their home can request one, said Paul Devlin, vice-...

Conservation funds to help endangered Highlands County species

Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 -

— Ecologists consider it one of the most endangered birds in North America.

Friends, fellow bikers remember accident victim

Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 -

— John “Metric” Vincent and Robert “Gadget” Leopold didn’t know an 18-year-old biker who was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 J...

Aviation takes off for 11th annual expo

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 -

— What in the world can a flying platform possibly be and is it for real and not some sci-fi concoction?

School officials cautiously optimistic about Scott’s education funding proposal

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 -

— Highlands County School Board officials are cautiously optimistic about Gov. Rick Scott’s announcement Monday that he will ask state lawmakers to increase per-student...

Yard signs campaign aims to slow down speeders

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 -

— Motorists who drive on U.S. 27 know how dangerous it can be and don’t drop their guard when they are behind the wheel, attorney Steven Brown observed Thursday.