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Monday, May 25, 2015

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Heartland Youth Connections celebrate achievement

Heartland Youth Connections celebrate achievement

SEBRING — Heartland Youth Connections recognized the achievements recently of four Highlands County students who have overcome challenges to continue their education and prepare for a career.
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘Can do’ spirit marks vet’s Seabee service

‘Can do’ spirit marks vet’s Seabee service

SEBRING — In 1941, when it became clear American participation in World War II was inevitable, the United States Navy was faced with a unique problem: it did not have bases to operate from in theaters of war across the globe. ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
What to do about Highlands County traffic?

What to do about Highlands County traffic?

SEBRING — When it comes to Highlands County driving habits, intersections and other factors that might lead to accidents, there’s no shortage of opinions.
Published: 05/24/15

Scott signs bills on carrying guns, bolstering child protection

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday, including a measure that will allow Floridians without concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns during mandatory emergency evacuations.
Published: 05/25/15

Highlands schools unaffected by state staffing cuts

SEBRING — About 75 percent of the Florida Department of Education’s field teams that assist “D” and “F” schools will be cut in 2015-16, but it won’t affect Highlands County, according to a district adm...
Published: 05/24/15
Sebring carjacker found dead in St. Pete

Sebring carjacker found dead in St. Pete

SEBRING — A 44-year-old Sebring man wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and carjacking in Polk County has been found dead in St. Petersburg.
Published: 05/23/15
Tropicana Speech contest recognizes outstanding youth speakers

Tropicana Speech contest recognizes outstanding youth speakers

SEBRING — Public speaking has been rated in numerous studies as one of the all‐time top fears of the general public.
Published: 05/24/15
Crime dropped in Highlands County in 2014, statistics show

Crime dropped in Highlands County in 2014, statistics show

SEBRING — Crime dropped almost across the board in Highlands County during 2014, following a statewide trend and generally surpassing it.
Published: 05/22/15
Florida rainy season arrives, hurricane season starts June 1

Florida rainy season arrives, hurricane season starts June 1

SEBRING — The Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the barbecue season as Florida moves into the summer rainy season and the hurricane season, which starts June 1.
Published: 05/23/15

Beware of online imitators and excessive tag fees

SEBRING — A few online sites are trying to get big fees by attempting to make citizens believe they are the official sites for paying for tags and registrations, according to a press release from the Highlands County Tax Collector’s off...
Published: 05/23/15