Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

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High schools expand industry certification programs

High schools expand industry certification programs

AVON PARK — The Highlands County School District’s high school students are doing more than earning a diploma.
Published: 09/16/14
AP aiming for park, recreation improvements

AP aiming for park, recreation improvements

AVON PARK – Lucy Derkman said improvements are always needed.
Published: 09/16/14
SO: Disturbance call turns into drug arrest

SO: Disturbance call turns into drug arrest

SEBRING—Authorities who responded to a disturbance call at a Sebring trailer park home Sunday reportedly found drugs inside when the resident invited them inside, a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office report states....
Published: 09/15/14
Woman accused of using baby as weapon

Woman accused of using baby as weapon

LAKE PLACID—A 35-year-old woman faces child abuse charges after allegedly using her baby as a weapon to hit a male victim in the face and trying to accost the victim, who was in a tractor-trailer, in a minivan with the baby inside, authorities...
Published: 09/15/14
Gear up for flu season, health department advises

Gear up for flu season, health department advises

SEBRING—The flu season is here and the Florida Department of Health is urging people to take precautions to limit their risk of exposure to infection.
Published: 09/16/14

Commissioner donates campaign funds to charities

SEBRING — District 4 County Commissioner Jack Richie has closed out his re-election campaign and donated the excess campaign funds raised to six local charities: Champion for Children Foundation, Nu-Hope Elder Services, Peace River Center Safe...
Published: 09/15/14
Glimpse of Green in Avon Park

Glimpse of Green in Avon Park

Richard Whitman’s membership card starts with a D in front of the number.
Published: 09/15/14
College Night on tap for Highlands students

College Night on tap for Highlands students

SEBRING— The School Board of Highlands County, through the Student Services Department, will host its annual College Night 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Smith Center at Sebring High School.
Published: 09/15/14
Lakeshore Mall hires new marketing manager

Lakeshore Mall hires new marketing manager

SEBRING — Her goal is to bring the community inside not only to buy merchandise, but to meet and help each other — to make it more of a town rather than shopping center.
Published: 09/12/14
Updated: 09/15/14
Law library rededicated, gets some TLC

Law library rededicated, gets some TLC

SEBRING — About two years ago, Circuit Judge Angela Cowden “saw the sweetest old couple,” standing next to the door of the law library in the Highlands County Courthouse.
Published: 09/15/14

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