Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Local News

FHP: Avon Park man, 21, in critical condition after single-vehicle crash

AVON PARK—A 21-year-old Avon Park man remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon after he lost control of the Ford SUV he was driving at 4:33 a.m. Sunday, because of an “apparent medical condition,” Florida Highway Patrol sa...
Published: 10/26/14
Student retention highest in grades 9 & 10

Student retention highest in grades 9 & 10

SEBRING — Grades nine and 10 continue to be big sticking point for local students, and the number of students retained in these two grades is dramatically higher compared to the six preceding grade levels combined....
Published: 10/27/14

MOFAC plans tribute to painter Robert Butler

AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture will present a reception for the exhibition “Tribute to an American Painter: Robert Butler” 5–7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Theatre for Performing A...
Published: 10/27/14

Concerns arise about student-athletes’ grades

SEBRING — Lake Placid Youth Minister Sammy Telesco told the school board recently that while some high school athletes fall far behind academically, rules allow the students’ athletic eligibility to continue the entire semester. ...
Published: 10/26/14
Circumstances result in two missed possible opportunities in murder case

Circumstances result in two missed possible opportunities in murder case

SEBRING — When a Florida Department of Children and Family Services caseworker began searching Oct. 14 for the residence of 4-year-old Mercedes A. Blair, the situation was far more urgent than the caseworker could have known....
Published: 10/26/14
SFSC program designed to get the vote out

SFSC program designed to get the vote out

AVON PARK – Thomas Clapp said he found it a convenient, accessible way to get involved in the voting process.
Published: 10/25/14

It’s all about the animals

The Humane Society of Highlands County has come a long way in the past four years.
Published: 10/26/14
A chat with veterinarian Larry Jernigan

A chat with veterinarian Larry Jernigan

Veterinarian Larry Jernigan is well-loved in the Highlands County community. Recently, Highlands Today spoke with him about his years of service to local animals and their owners.
Published: 10/26/14
Hope for healing

Hope for healing

Hope’s story is one of, well, hope. This American Staffordshire terrier mix has gone through a cruel ordeal, but she has emerged a happier dog, and one who has proven to be an inspiration to many.
Published: 10/26/14
District hoping for a ‘future’ with funding from 1/2 cent sales tax

District hoping for a ‘future’ with funding from 1/2 cent sales tax

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County cites that millions of dollars worth of needs from new buses to new classroom construction would be funded with revenue from a 1/2 cent sales tax.
Published: 10/25/14

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