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Get a jump start with fall planting

Get a jump start with fall planting

In Florida, with the heat of August torturing you, it’s kind of hard to wrap your brain around the idea of starting your fall garden. Even so, it’s time again to put those gloves on if you want to get a jump on things.
Published: 07/28/15
Mall becomes training ground for SWAT team

Mall becomes training ground for SWAT team

SEBRING — As the sun was slowly rising over Sebring on Sunday morning, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was preparing for its second simulated exercise of the day. Beginning at 6 a.m., the SWAT team dealt with a number o...
Published: 07/27/15
State tells tribe: Prepare to end blackjack games at casino

State tells tribe: Prepare to end blackjack games at casino

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida seem headed for a showdown about the operation of the tribe’s successful casinos.
Published: 07/27/15
Man arrested on warrants also found with meth, authorities say

Man arrested on warrants also found with meth, authorities say

AVON PARK — An Avon Park man who was wanted on other charges also ended up with a drug charge after Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested him on a warrant, according to an arrest report.
Published: 07/27/15

Walker Memorial accepting scholarship applications

AVON PARK — Step Up and McKay scholarship applications are currently available for students who qualify at Walker Memorial Academy.
Published: 07/27/15
New computers coming to some classes when school reopens

New computers coming to some classes when school reopens

SEBRING — Some students in grades four through 12 will being doing their classroom work on new laptop computers that will going to nearly every school before the start of the 2015-16 school year.
Published: 07/27/15

Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival seeks sponsors

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League will host the 49th annual Highlands Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Nov. 7 in downtown Sebring. “The purpose is to foster an appreciation of the arts, celebrate original art and value community by bring...
Published: 07/27/15
Happy camper

Happy camper

VENUS — Sometimes our early experiences profoundly shape the person we become. This has been the case for 19-year-old Lexi Siegle, whose childhood visits to Archbold Biological Station in Venus prompted her to want to become a scientist....
Published: 07/27/15
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives

25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives

NEW YORK (AP) — Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family’s boat into an unseen...
Published: 07/26/15

Court filings now available online

SEBRING — In October 2014, Sebring resident Van Lee Holder was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child after a 21-month-old boy died at Tampa General Hospital.
Published: 07/26/15