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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Toddler drowns in pool Monday, authorities say

SEBRING — An 18-month-old female toddler apparently drowned in a family swimming pool at a Lake Placid home Monday evening, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Students share positive experiences from AVID program

Students share positive experiences from AVID program

SEBRING — Twins Caleah and Camille Gammage share many experiences together, and as Sebring High School 11th-graders, they shared with a gathering of about 110 how the AVID program has helped them.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Highlands All–County Band to perform at SFSC today

Highlands All–County Band to perform at SFSC today

AVON PARK — The high school bands from Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid are joining together to form the Highlands All- County Band that will perform at 7 p.m. today in the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts. ...
Published: 05/26/15
YMCA Family Fun Day draws a crowd

YMCA Family Fun Day draws a crowd

SEBRING — It was all fun and games Saturday morning during Family Fun Day at the Highlands County Family YMCA, but don’t miss the point.
Published: 05/25/15
Heartland Youth Connections celebrate achievement

Heartland Youth Connections celebrate achievement

SEBRING — Heartland Youth Connections recognized the achievements recently of four Highlands County students who have overcome challenges to continue their education and prepare for a career.
Published: 05/25/15
‘Can do’ spirit marks vet’s Seabee service

‘Can do’ spirit marks vet’s Seabee service

SEBRING — In 1941, when it became clear American participation in World War II was inevitable, the United States Navy was faced with a unique problem: it did not have bases to operate from in theaters of war across the globe. ...
Published: 05/25/15
What to do about Highlands County traffic?

What to do about Highlands County traffic?

SEBRING — When it comes to Highlands County driving habits, intersections and other factors that might lead to accidents, there’s no shortage of opinions.
Published: 05/24/15

Scott signs bills on carrying guns, bolstering child protection

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday, including a measure that will allow Floridians without concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns during mandatory emergency evacuations.
Published: 05/25/15

Highlands schools unaffected by state staffing cuts

SEBRING — About 75 percent of the Florida Department of Education’s field teams that assist “D” and “F” schools will be cut in 2015-16, but it won’t affect Highlands County, according to a district adm...
Published: 05/24/15
Sebring carjacker found dead in St. Pete

Sebring carjacker found dead in St. Pete

SEBRING — A 44-year-old Sebring man wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and carjacking in Polk County has been found dead in St. Petersburg.
Published: 05/23/15