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Places to go

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TODAYDirty Dozen pickup party, fun run slated
Published: 05/22/15
State School Board votes to support Gov. Scott’s education funding proposal

State School Board votes to support Gov. Scott’s education funding proposal

BUNNELL — The State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to support Governor Rick Scott’s proposal to achieve historic per-student funding for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year.
Published: 05/22/15
Texting while driving hard to enforce, fines are minimal

Texting while driving hard to enforce, fines are minimal

SEBRING — Allie Slager and her friends were headed to the beach a few months ago.
Published: 05/22/15
Crime dropped in Highlands County in 2014, statistics show

Crime dropped in Highlands County in 2014, statistics show

SEBRING — Crime dropped almost across the board in Highlands County during 2014, following a statewide trend and generally surpassing it.
Published: 05/22/15
Woman charged with falsifying records

Woman charged with falsifying records

SEBRING — A former family case manager supervisor for a social service agency dealing with foster children and children at risk for neglect or abuse may have falsified records to boost statistics, according to a warrant released Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15

District supervisor resigns amid drug testing

SEBRING — A transportation area supervisor with the School Board of Highlands County has resigned with prejudice after undergoing a random drug test, according to a school district official.
Published: 05/21/15
Flagging honor, respect

Flagging honor, respect

AVON PARK – There was Thomas D. Hoover, born July 5, 1942, died Feb. 24, 1998, served in Vietnam with the United States Air Force. A few rows down rested USAF Chief W.J. Wyss, a USAF chief master sergeant who died at 52 in 1976. Behind Wyss, t...
Published: 05/22/15

Post office holding ‘passport fair’

SEBRING — The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting a passport fair at the Lake Jackson Branch, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23.
Published: 05/21/15
Sebring man among 30 people accused of insurance fraud

Sebring man among 30 people accused of insurance fraud

SEBRING — A Sebring man on Wednesday was one of 30 people arrested as part of an insurance fraud ring in which participants burned and flooded homes to cash in on insurance benefits, authorities said.
Published: 05/21/15
Local officials disagree with military-style police gear executive order

Local officials disagree with military-style police gear executive order

SEBRING — Two top Highlands County law enforcement officers say President Barack Obama’s executive order aimed at curbing militarization of local policing isn’t good for the taxpayers or for efforts to protect communities....
Published: 05/21/15