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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

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Property values increasing slowly, but impact uncertain

SEBRING — With the exception of the City of Avon Park, it appears that slow rising property values may not have a considerable effect on government budgets being developed now, officials said.
Published: 07/07/15
July 4 clocks lowest gas price for the holiday since 2009

July 4 clocks lowest gas price for the holiday since 2009

SEBRING — Those who filled up their vehicles with gas this Fourth of July weekend may have noticed the sticker price.
Published: 07/07/15
Students catch up, stay on track in summer school

Students catch up, stay on track in summer school

SEBRING — While it’s vacation time for many, most Highlands County School District’s schools are busy now with a variety of summer school programs for struggling students and those who need help maintaining their academic skills....
Published: 07/07/15
AP digitizing water, sanitary system maps

AP digitizing water, sanitary system maps

AVON PARK – Currently, the information, grids, maps and locations are stored on yellowed paper and creased documents, some dating back to 70 years.
Published: 07/07/15
New law allows pharmacists to administer more vaccines to adults

New law allows pharmacists to administer more vaccines to adults

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians can now get several new vaccines at the pharmacy instead of going to the doctor’s office under a new law that took effect July 1.
Published: 07/07/15
‘Defining moments’

‘Defining moments’

SEBRING — When Judge Peter F. Estrada was 11 years old, he answered the phone one morning while getting ready for school. It was the Tampa General Hospital calling. They asked him who he was. Then they asked him what his father’s religi...
Updated: 3 hours ago

WE WANT TO KNOW: How has Alzheimer’s affected your life?

Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Are you an Alzheimer’s caregiver?
Published: 07/06/15
Man accused of battering wife; son helps her get help

Man accused of battering wife; son helps her get help

AVON PARK — A 13-year-old boy helped his mother, after authorities said she was hit, pushed and choked by his intoxicated father, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 07/06/15
Sheriff’s office low bid: $9.8 million

Sheriff’s office low bid: $9.8 million

SEBRING — And the low bidder is…
Published: 07/06/15

Social media password standoff breaks new legal ground

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.
Published: 07/06/15