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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

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Why aren’t we growing? Highlands County population still under 100,000

SEBRING — The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area gained 66,000 people in one year, but Highlands County lost population and still hasn’t returned to pre-recession levels.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Senior symposium features speakers, screenings and vendors

Senior symposium features speakers, screenings and vendors

SEBRING — Cornerstone Hospice’s Senior Symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Highlands Today Center, 781 Magnolia Ave.
Published: 03/30/15
Car crashes into house, causes minor damage

Car crashes into house, causes minor damage

SEBRING -An SUV crashed into the front of a house on Lakeview Drive near the First Presbyterian Church parking lot Monday morning. The crash caused minor damage to the house, according to building official Ed White. ...
Published: 03/30/15
FHP: 8 dead, 10 injured in Moore Haven van crash

FHP: 8 dead, 10 injured in Moore Haven van crash

MOORE HAVEN (AP) - An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said....
Published: 03/30/15
Grant funds a computer tablet each for Woodlawn’s 5th graders

Grant funds a computer tablet each for Woodlawn’s 5th graders

SEBRING - Among the shelves and shelves of books in Woodlawn Elementary School's media center, Monday the school's fifth-graders focused instead on a cart filled with tablet computers that each student will be receiving soon....
Published: 03/31/15
Non-profit dance studio relocates to Circle Theatre

Non-profit dance studio relocates to Circle Theatre

SEBRING – Going into its third year, the dance studio has been a place for youths from all socio-economic backgrounds in Highlands County to develop moves and instill the rhythm in their hearts.
Published: 03/31/15

Driver fled accident, authorities say

AVON PARK — A driver who fled a deputy and hit another vehicle said he didn’t stop because he doesn’t have a valid driver’s license, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 03/30/15
It’s luck of the Irish for painting winner

It’s luck of the Irish for painting winner

SEBRING - The Highlands Art League's Yellow House Gallery congratulates Joan Boucher of Lake Placid, who won the Linda Kegley #x201c;Cheers to Irish Coffee#x201d; original painting raffled off at the Yellow House Gallery. ...
Published: 03/30/15
Community Holy Week, Easter services planned

Community Holy Week, Easter services planned

Community Holy Week services planned
Published: 03/28/15
Updated: 03/30/15

SFSC briefs

Scenario-based training for concealed weapons holders
Published: 03/30/15