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Prom of a lifetime

Prom of a lifetime

SEBRING — When Sarah Griffith arrived Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse in a formal dress, she had never dressed up before and had never attended a dance, much less a prom.
Published: 05/19/15

State sours on sugar land as Everglades fix

TALLAHASSEE — The state officially lost its appetite Thursday for buying a large chunk of sugar land to help restore the Everglades.
Published: 05/19/15

Identity released of body found near Silver Sands

SEBRING — A homeless man whose body was discovered near State Road 17 and Arbuckle Creek Road on April 25 has been identified as Bruce Edward McMahan, 53, said Mark Schrader, chief deputy of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office....
Published: 05/18/15
Man cuts woman with knife, authorities say

Man cuts woman with knife, authorities say

LAKE PLACID — A man cut his girlfriend’s right upper arm with a knife after she told him she was going to leave him, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 05/18/15
Collector’s items stolen during a burglary, authorities say

Collector’s items stolen during a burglary, authorities say

AVON PARK — Three burglars broke into an Avon Park home and stole several collector’s items, including a signed Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic photo, according to a warrant released Monday.
Published: 05/18/15

Scott raises specter of government shutdown

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott raised the possibility Thursday that state government could shut down because of a budget impasse in the Legislature and asked agencies to outline services that need to keep running regardless of whether lawmakers...
Published: 05/19/15
Scouting the park

Scouting the park

SEBRING — Troop 190 drives up to Highlands Hammock State Park twice a year to camp and educate Boy Scouts, said Scoutmaster Rob Springate.
Published: 05/18/15
APMS ‘academic showcase’ draws new, current students

APMS ‘academic showcase’ draws new, current students

AVON PARK — Avon Elementary School fifth-grader Shawn Sanders got a quick glimpse Thursday of what to expect in his three years of middle school.
Published: 05/18/15
Getting all ‘dolled’ up

Getting all ‘dolled’ up

SEBRING — Toni Goff, 73, always loved playing with dolls.
Published: 05/18/15

Lawmakers return June 1

TALLAHASSEE — After weeks of conflict, House and Senate leaders Friday formally called a special legislative session to reach agreement on a new state budget and to hammer out differences on major health-care issues....
Published: 05/18/15