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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

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FWC seeks bear response contractors

FWC seeks bear response contractors

SEBRING — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is soliciting applications for two contractors to help respond to human-bear conflicts, one in the Highlands County area and another for Lee County and southern areas of Charlotte...
Published: 03/02/15

Some school districts experience delays on first day of new test

SEBRING — While Florida’s brand new test is off to a rough start in some parts of the state, at least one Highlands County high school official said the testing went well.
Published: 03/02/15
Man accused of selling calves he didn’t own

Man accused of selling calves he didn’t own

SEBRING — A man charged in connection with the theft of three horses last year now faces accusations he sold cattle he didn’t own, according to a warrant released Monday.
Published: 03/02/15

Moped stop results in drug arrest

SEBRING — Deputies stopped a moped driver without a tag Wednesday evening and found alleged narcotics.
Published: 03/02/15

Duke Energy says it will drop nuclear fee off Florida bills

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — One of Florida’s largest power companies says it will go ahead and drop a nuclear power fee now charged to customers.
Published: 03/02/15

Citizens sought to apply for TDC group

The Highlands County Tourist Development Council is seeking applications from citizens who are involved in the tourism industry and “who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development,” a Highlands County news release states.
Published: 03/02/15
Inaugural run/walk reiterates message of peace

Inaugural run/walk reiterates message of peace

AVON PARK — Dwayne Council Sr. has made a positive impact on the lives of countless young adults.
Published: 03/01/15
Updated: 03/02/15
Florida Standards Assessments kick off Tuesday with writing test

Florida Standards Assessments kick off Tuesday with writing test

SEBRING — A new era of public school testing begins in Florida soon.
Published: 03/01/15
China painters’ annual tea showcases artwork

China painters’ annual tea showcases artwork

LAKE PLACID — The local chapter of the Florida World Organization of China Painters has set the date and theme of its annual tea.
Published: 03/02/15

10 2015 legislative issues to watch

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers will gather March 3 in the Capitol for the pomp-filled start of the 2015 legislative session.
Published: 03/02/15