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Stephenson, Leavitt left off tourism commission

Stephenson, Leavitt left off tourism commission

SEBRING — County commissioners have talked for years about not appointing the same members again and again to the 28 citizen committees. On Tuesday, they did it, leaving veteran Tres Stephenson and want-to-be Fred Leavitt out of the mix. ...
Published: 04/22/15
Celebration of life set for ‘Big Jack’

Celebration of life set for ‘Big Jack’

SEBRING — An accomplished bowler who spent several years of his life in the bowling business, Heartland Bowl’s former general manager Jack Kordusky died suddenly Sunday. He was 54.
Published: 04/21/15
Woman accused of stabbing two people

Woman accused of stabbing two people

AVON PARK — An argument led to a woman stabbing a man and a woman, according to a report released Tuesday.
Published: 04/21/15
Outside in

Outside in

LAKE PLACID – This year, they ended up in the relative air-conditioned comfort of an indoor classroom, but that didn’t mean the lessons stopped at their classroom door.
Published: 04/21/15

School district looks to follow up efforts with drug offenders

SEBRING — As the number of drug and alcohol incidents increase, the school district plans to intensify its follow-up effort with students who have faced expulsion due to substance abuse issues.
Published: 04/21/15
Walkabout tour of Archbold scrub set

Walkabout tour of Archbold scrub set

VENUS—Are you a plant or flower enthusiast? Do you admire the beauty of native flora or natural landscapes?
Published: 04/21/15
Doty case defendant gets five years in prison

Doty case defendant gets five years in prison

SEBRING — A woman who was on probation for helping the killers of Aaron Doty flee to Orlando will serve five years in prison, a judge decided Monday.
Published: 04/20/15
Sunday fire destroys mobile home

Sunday fire destroys mobile home

DESOTO CITY — A fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home Sunday morning at 4511 Granada Ave., in DeSoto City. Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Scott Kaplan said no one was home at the time of the blaze. His department received the cal...
Published: 04/20/15
Wildlife officials support black bear hunts

Wildlife officials support black bear hunts

TALLAHASSEE — Black bears are closer to being placed on the state’s wildlife hunting calendar for the first time in more than 20 years.
Published: 04/21/15

Online glitches plague FSA testing Monday

SEBRING (AP) — Some Highlands County schools had to suspend testing for the Florida Standards Assessments Monday amid a new round of problems with the state’s online tests.
Published: 04/20/15