Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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Architects, county shave dollars from proposed sheriff’s office

Architects, county shave dollars from proposed sheriff’s office

SEBRING — A month after learning that the proposed new sheriff’s office was $2.5 million over budget, Sheriff Susan Benton and County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete met with architects in an attempt to save dollars.
Published: 01/27/15
Artistic outlet

Artistic outlet

SEBRING — In this newly opened, compact art gallery on North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring, artwork of all kinds – from woodwork to paintings to fabric art to books – line the shelves or hang from the walls....
Published: 01/26/15

Tax-Aide resumes free tax preparation service

Tax-Aide, a free nationwide tax preparation service, will continue its free tax service at four local locations beginning in February. Appointments are not necessary, as taxpayers are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not call t...
Published: 01/27/15

SO investigating motorcyclists’s death

LORIDA — A motorcyclist’s death on County Road 721 has prompted an investigation by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 01/26/15

State Rep. Pigman has an opponent

SEBRING — Candidates for 2016 elections are already filing for office and raising money.
Published: 01/27/15
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. performing at SFSC

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. performing at SFSC

AVON PARK — Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Grammy Award-winning couple and founding members of the legendary group, The Fifth Dimension, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at South Florida State College in the Theatre for the Performing Art...
Published: 01/27/15
Wheelchair Derby making debut at state park

Wheelchair Derby making debut at state park

SEBRING — The Florida Park Service and motorcycle clubs in Central Florida have joined hands to host the Highlands Hammock Wheelchair Derby 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21.
Published: 01/26/15
Preparations underway for 49th annual Country Fair

Preparations underway for 49th annual Country Fair

LAKE PLACID — The Arts and Crafts Country Fair, a Lake Placid tradition since 1966, is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 7-8.
Published: 01/26/15
Student substance abuse concerns school board

Student substance abuse concerns school board

SEBRING — Facing an expulsion list of 17 students, with 12 related to marijuana or alcohol, the School Board of Highlands County voiced its concerns recently about student substance abuse.
Published: 01/26/15
A busy winter

A busy winter

SEBRING — Year-around residents are aware of the 16,000 visitors that pack Highlands County in fall and winter.
Published: 01/25/15

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