Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

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Placid Lodge dispute continues

LAKE PLACID — The Bicentennial Park and Scout House property rights dispute continues with an attorney and not-for-profit group aiming to obtain the property from a local fraternal lodge.
Published: 10/27/14
Stray cat problem in AP, county continues

Stray cat problem in AP, county continues

AVON PARK – First, her neighbor died, leaving his two cats alone who took up residence at her home.
Published: 10/27/14
Annual ‘Week of the Family’

Annual ‘Week of the Family’

SEBRING — The Highlands County Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 8-15 as Highlands County Week of the Family. This will be the fifth year celebrating a week of paying tribute to families. The purpose is to strengthen families ...
Published: 10/27/14
Local girl makes it to top 16 in teen pageant

Local girl makes it to top 16 in teen pageant

Miss Highlands County Breauna Washington, 18, made the top 16 out of 57 contestants at the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant recently.
Published: 10/27/14
AP parks improvement public meetings to be held today

AP parks improvement public meetings to be held today

AVON PARK – Two public meetings regarding Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant applications are scheduled today.
Published: 10/27/14

FHP: Avon Park man, 21, in critical condition after single-vehicle crash

AVON PARK—A 21-year-old Avon Park man remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon after he lost control of the Ford SUV he was driving at 4:33 a.m. Sunday, because of an “apparent medical condition,” Florida Highway Patrol sa...
Published: 10/26/14
Student retention highest in grades 9 & 10

Student retention highest in grades 9 & 10

SEBRING — Grades nine and 10 continue to be big sticking point for local students, and the number of students retained in these two grades is dramatically higher compared to the six preceding grade levels combined....
Published: 10/27/14

MOFAC plans tribute to painter Robert Butler

AVON PARK — South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture will present a reception for the exhibition “Tribute to an American Painter: Robert Butler” 5–7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Theatre for Performing A...
Published: 10/27/14

Concerns arise about student-athletes’ grades

SEBRING — Lake Placid Youth Minister Sammy Telesco told the school board recently that while some high school athletes fall far behind academically, rules allow the students’ athletic eligibility to continue the entire semester. ...
Published: 10/26/14
Circumstances result in two missed possible opportunities in murder case

Circumstances result in two missed possible opportunities in murder case

SEBRING — When a Florida Department of Children and Family Services caseworker began searching Oct. 14 for the residence of 4-year-old Mercedes A. Blair, the situation was far more urgent than the caseworker could have known....
Published: 10/26/14

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