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New school year will usher in significant changes

New school year will usher in significant changes

SEBRING — Big changes for the 2014-15 school year starting Wednesday include 16 new school administrators, changes to the Code of Student Conduct and the introduction of new Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessments....
Published: 08/19/14
Six decades of practice -- and still going

Six decades of practice -- and still going

AVON PARK – When Avon Park attorney David Lanier began practicing law, he sat as close to the open windows as he could so he could catch a breeze.
Published: 08/19/14
Man accused of lewd behavior with minors

Man accused of lewd behavior with minors

LAKE PLACID —A Lake Placid man faces numerous charges of inappropriate behavior after being accused of inappropriately touching two girls between the ages of 12 and 16 in December.
Published: 08/18/14
SO: Man blames white shorts for not complying with deputy

SO: Man blames white shorts for not complying with deputy

SEBRING — A man accused of hitting a Highlands County deputy told authorities he didn’t comply with orders to get on the ground because he wanted to keep his white shorts clean, according to a report released Monday....
Published: 08/18/14
Crist comments on lottery pot plan

Crist comments on lottery pot plan

HOLLYWOOD — On the campaign trail in South Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist blasted Gov. Rick Scott’s administration Friday for using a lottery to select five organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijua...
Published: 08/18/14
New laws mean more investigators and different ways of investigating child abuse

New laws mean more investigators and different ways of investigating child abuse

SEBRING — During the four years that Destin Bailey has worked as a child protection investigator in Highlands County, she has typically juggled 20 or more cases at a time, she said Monday.
Published: 08/18/14
Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?

Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?

WASHINGTON — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers....
Published: 08/18/14

Motorists cautioned about lane closures, delays in road work zones

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued its weekly road watch for the following projects in Highlands County. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, and that speeding fines double in work zones.
Published: 08/18/14
Gatorama hosts annual gator hatching festival

Gatorama hosts annual gator hatching festival

PALMDALE—Gatorama is hosting its annual Alligator Hatching Festival Aug. 23-Sept. 1 at its animal park at 6180 U.S. 27, Palmdale.
Published: 08/18/14
Governor bestows service medals on 380 vets

Governor bestows service medals on 380 vets

AVON PARK — The day he was shot, Cpl. Joshua McKee was just guarding his post, an entry control point at forward operating base Hansen, Afghanistan during 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines’ 2012 deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom....
Published: 08/16/14

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