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Man accused of damaging gas tank to steal gas, authorities say

Man accused of damaging gas tank to steal gas, authorities say

AVON PARK — A man who asked a deputy for a ride because his car was out of gas ended up being accused of attempting to steal gas from another vehicle, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 04/21/15
SFSC ranks high in graduation rate

SFSC ranks high in graduation rate

AVON PARK — South Florida State College student Alexis Clamen is looking forward toward completing her education and entering the world of business, she said Tuesday.
Published: 04/22/15
District gearing up to hire 150 to 160 teachers

District gearing up to hire 150 to 160 teachers

SEBRING — The simple math of adding up anticipated teacher openings for the next school year shows the not so simple task of hiring around 155 qualified educators.
Published: 04/22/15
Three decades of duty

Three decades of duty

SEBRING – When she started with Highlands County, there wasn’t much book-keeping, field work, supervising staff or program implementing to do.
Published: 04/22/15
Stephenson, Leavitt left off tourism commission

Stephenson, Leavitt left off tourism commission

SEBRING — County commissioners have talked for years about not appointing the same members again and again to the 28 citizen committees. On Tuesday, they did it, leaving veteran Tres Stephenson and want-to-be Fred Leavitt out of the mix. ...
Published: 04/22/15
Celebration of life set for ‘Big Jack’

Celebration of life set for ‘Big Jack’

SEBRING — An accomplished bowler who spent several years of his life in the bowling business, Heartland Bowl’s former general manager Jack Kordusky died suddenly Sunday. He was 54.
Published: 04/21/15
Woman accused of stabbing two people

Woman accused of stabbing two people

AVON PARK — An argument led to a woman stabbing a man and a woman, according to a report released Tuesday.
Published: 04/21/15
Outside in

Outside in

LAKE PLACID – This year, they ended up in the relative air-conditioned comfort of an indoor classroom, but that didn’t mean the lessons stopped at their classroom door.
Published: 04/21/15

School district looks to follow up efforts with drug offenders

SEBRING — As the number of drug and alcohol incidents increase, the school district plans to intensify its follow-up effort with students who have faced expulsion due to substance abuse issues.
Published: 04/21/15
Walkabout tour of Archbold scrub set

Walkabout tour of Archbold scrub set

VENUS—Are you a plant or flower enthusiast? Do you admire the beauty of native flora or natural landscapes?
Published: 04/21/15