Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Local News

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. ...
Updated: 14 hours ago
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....
Updated: 15 hours ago
SFSC program designed to get the vote out

SFSC program designed to get the vote out

AVON PARK – Thomas Clapp said he found it a convenient, accessible way to get involved in the voting process.
Updated: 20 hours ago

It’s all about the animals

The Humane Society of Highlands County has come a long way in the past four years.
Published: 10/26/14
A chat with veterinarian Larry Jernigan

A chat with veterinarian Larry Jernigan

Veterinarian Larry Jernigan is well-loved in the Highlands County community. Recently, Highlands Today spoke with him about his years of service to local animals and their owners.
Published: 10/26/14
Hope for healing

Hope for healing

Hope’s story is one of, well, hope. This American Staffordshire terrier mix has gone through a cruel ordeal, but she has emerged a happier dog, and one who has proven to be an inspiration to many.
Published: 10/26/14
District hoping for a ‘future’ with funding from 1/2 cent sales tax

District hoping for a ‘future’ with funding from 1/2 cent sales tax

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County cites that millions of dollars worth of needs from new buses to new classroom construction would be funded with revenue from a 1/2 cent sales tax.
Published: 10/25/14
Plans on track for youth treatment center

Plans on track for youth treatment center

SEBRING — When Highlands County youth need advanced drug treatment, they must go elsewhere to get it, Sheriff Susan Benton said Thursday.
Published: 10/25/14

Highlands Independent Bank name changed

SEBRING — Visitors to Highlands Independent Bank as of Oct. 24 will see that the financial institution’s name will be changed, but they will continue dealing with the same employees and receive the same services, said John Shoop, presid...
Published: 10/24/14
Haunted Highlands
County holds an array of ghostly habitats

Haunted Highlands County holds an array of ghostly habitats

SEBRING – They’re not in some moonlit, shadowy forest in an abandoned mansion in Transylvania. They’re not beady eyes lurking from an abandoned Virginia coal mine; they’re not causing the ground to subtly shift from waking...
Published: 10/26/14

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