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Man accused of  battering woman

Man accused of battering woman

AVON PARK — A man was arrested after a woman reported that he hit her numerous times, dragged her by the hair and squeezed her neck, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Published: 06/30/15

4th of July celebrations

Fourth of July celebration at Post 25
Published: 06/30/15

July 4th garbage collection changes, office closures

All city, town and government offices in Highlands County will be closed July 3, resuming normal hours July 6.
Published: 06/30/15
July 4th fireworks scheduled

July 4th fireworks scheduled

SEBRING — There is no shortage of fireworks for this July 4th weekend.
Published: 06/30/15
Fewer than half pass 10th-grade English assessment

Fewer than half pass 10th-grade English assessment

SEBRING — More than half of the Highlands School District’s 10th-graders did not pass the Florida Standards Assessment English language arts exam and may need to retake the assessment.
Published: 06/30/15
Riding high

Riding high

LORIDA — At the family arena, Aldyn Ashton rides one of her horses, disembarks while the animal is still moving and ties a goat.
Published: 06/30/15
School’s ‘pan band’ hitting road

School’s ‘pan band’ hitting road

AVON PARK — They’ll be playing in front of a packed stadium audience and expect to be fully “panned.”
Published: 06/30/15

Man charged with assaulting woman

LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man was arrested after being accused of assaulting and trying to stab a woman with a machete, according to a report released Monday.
Published: 06/29/15
2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.
Published: 06/29/15
Concert takes SFSC back to the ‘60s

Concert takes SFSC back to the ‘60s

SEBRING — From rock to soul to the music of the British invasion, the 1960s returned to the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts Friday with the musical revue, “That 60’s Show.” Top-notch musicians l...
Published: 06/29/15