Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

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Walker school principal remembered as coach, friend

Walker school principal remembered as coach, friend

AVON PARK – It wasn’t uncommon to see him out after school, being one of the kids.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Gay marriage case sent to Florida Supreme Court

Gay marriage case sent to Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s ban on gay marriage is now in the hands of the state’s highest court after an appeals court asked that the justices resolve the controversial prohibition.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Scott to pitch new round of tax cuts

Scott to pitch new round of tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE—A rollback in vehicle-registration fees, the key part of a $500 million package of tax and fee cuts approved this spring, kicks in today as Gov. Rick Scott starts to campaign for a new round of tax cuts....
Published: 09/01/14

Citizens seeks rate cuts for inland homeowners

TALLAHASSEE—Citizens Property Insurance Corp. wants state regulators to reduce base rates for the majority of its policyholders for the first time since a move to artificially lower rates ended in 2009.
Published: 09/01/14
Sebring downtown property values may be stabilizing

Sebring downtown property values may be stabilizing

SEBRING — It might come as a surprise during a time of economic slowdown and generally decreasing property values, but some people have raised concerns about property values and taxes being too low, Highlands County Property Appraiser C. Raymo...
Published: 09/01/14
Thompson’s steamer trunks fuse history, craftsmanship

Thompson’s steamer trunks fuse history, craftsmanship

LAKE PLACID—History and craftsmanship come together in a beautiful way when John Thompson steps into his workshop.
Published: 09/01/14

Tampa Bay killer may be in Avon Park

AVON PARK — Police think a Tampa murderer may be here.
Published: 08/30/14
Surviving the summer doldrums

Surviving the summer doldrums

AVON PARK — During the past year, there has been changes to the Olympic Restaurant, one of the oldest continuously open eateries in Highlands County.
Published: 08/31/14

Child death review panel sets ambitious agenda

TALLAHASSEE — The state panel charged with reviewing child deaths set an ambitious agenda Thursday against a tight deadline in hopes of reducing as many child deaths as possible.
Published: 08/31/14
Police say body cameras could help to resolve citizen complaints

Police say body cameras could help to resolve citizen complaints

LAKE PLACID — For Lake Placid Police Officer Mitch Cooper there’s little doubt that if the officer involved in the Ferguson, Mo., shooting incident wore a body camera the situation would have been resolved much more quickly....
Published: 08/31/14

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