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Sunday, Jul 05, 2015

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Belated teacher/support employee contract talks scheduled

SEBRING — More than a month after the 2014-15 school year ended, teachers and school support employees will learn whether or not they will get a retroactive pay raise for their past year’s work with the School Board of Highlands County....
Published: 07/05/15

Forfeitures in criminal cases help law enforcement make special purchases

SEBRING — Terrance Scholtz, who was arrested on drug charges, probably didn’t realize that he may have helped law enforcement obtain a new polygraph system or buy equipment to allow for instant fingerprint checks....
Published: 07/05/15
Two-way streets

Two-way streets

AVON PARK – There’s Abraham Street, Barbara Drive, Atchison Road, Monroe Street, Bennett Lane -- one-name wonders delineating the grids of neighborhoods around Avon Park.
Published: 07/05/15

Local news briefs

Chamber program features Christmas In July
Published: 07/05/15
Beyond business

Beyond business

LAKE PLACID — Twenty years ago Jeanne Fortier began selling office supplies in Lake Placid. She was inspired to open her own store at her current location about twelve years ago and since then, her staff has grown to include four full time em...
Published: 07/05/15
Healthy Start provider takes over in Highlands

Healthy Start provider takes over in Highlands

SEBRING — Highlands County has a new Healthy Start provider, and it’s the same corporation that operates Hansen House, a Sebring emergency shelter and residential program for abused and abandoned girls.
Published: 07/04/15
Lake Placid may get new, larger Publix

Lake Placid may get new, larger Publix

LAKE PLACID — Publix is looking into building a new and larger supermarket near its current location on U.S. 27 in Lake Placid.
Published: 07/04/15
Should county require bear-proof garbage cans?

Should county require bear-proof garbage cans?

SEBRING — County Club of Sebring residents are deciding whether they should invest in bear-proof garbage cans.
Published: 07/04/15
Of fireworks, flags and fiestas: July 4th fun facts abound

Of fireworks, flags and fiestas: July 4th fun facts abound

Americans celebrate the Forth of July with fireworks, barbecues, parades and beach time. Exactly 239 years ago, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. In observance of the Fourth, we have compiled a list of fun facts...
Published: 07/04/15
New felony circuit judge appointed for Highlands County

New felony circuit judge appointed for Highlands County

SEBRING — For Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart, getting a new judge is like getting a new teacher.
Published: 07/04/15