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Governor, Senate far apart on Medicaid expansion

Governor, Senate far apart on Medicaid expansion

SEBRING — Two Highlands County hospitals will lose almost than $2.9 million if the governor and the Legislature don’t accept Medicaid expansion.
Published: 04/15/15
Jerry Lee Wright honored as Teacher of the Year

Jerry Lee Wright honored as Teacher of the Year

AVON PARK — Humble, dedicated and exuberant educator Jerry Lee Wright lost his ever-present smile for a few moments Monday evening when he was overcome by emotion after being named Highlands County’s Teacher of the Year....
Published: 04/14/15
Pier Beach to be recognized during Earth Day celebration

Pier Beach to be recognized during Earth Day celebration

SEBRING — The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency, in conjunction with the city of Sebring, has scheduled an Earth Day recognition ceremony 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 22 at Pier Beach on the shores of Lake Jackson. The Highlands Art League will ...
Published: 04/15/15
Lake Placid police reinstates body cameras

Lake Placid police reinstates body cameras

LAKE PLACID — After a hiatus of about a month, the Lake Placid Police Department has decided to reinstate body cameras for its uniformed officers.
Published: 04/15/15

Friends of Avon Park library hold book sale

AVON PARK — The Friends of the Avon Park Public Library are holding a book sale April 15 and 16 at the Avon Park Public Library.
Published: 04/15/15
SFSC student’s 10-year pursuit

SFSC student’s 10-year pursuit

AVON PARK — When more than 200 graduates from South Florida State College walk down the aisles May 7 in the Theatre for Performing Arts to receive their diplomas, one candidate will celebrate not merely the end of a 10-year pursuit, but the fa...
Published: 04/15/15

Highlands Regional to honor volunteers

SEBRING — In observance of National Volunteer Week, Highlands Regional Medical Center will recognize its volunteers April 16.
Published: 04/15/15

Man tried to eat evidence, authorities say

SEBRING — A man suspected of possessing cocaine swallowed the evidence, but that didn’t help him avoid arrest, according to an arrest report released this week.
Published: 04/14/15

Authorities say former deputy was actively involved in party where three were shot

SEBRING — A former Highlands County jailer encouraged minors to drink alcohol and became intoxicated herself during party where three people got shot last month, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Published: 04/13/15
AP Middle School teachers get an assist from ‘Moms in the Middle’

AP Middle School teachers get an assist from ‘Moms in the Middle’

AVON PARK — It seems like a mom’s work is never done in the home, but a group of moms have marshalled their volunteer efforts to get things done for the teachers at Avon Park Middle School.
Published: 04/14/15