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Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Man accused of selling marijuana

SEBRING — A man detained for blocking traffic and drinking beer in public was discovered to be in possession of marijuana, according to a report released Friday.
Published: 05/02/15

Man accused of inappropriate behavior with child

AVON PARK — An Avon Park man was arrested after a child reported that the suspect committed a sexual act on him, according to a report released Friday.
Published: 05/02/15
CitraPac groundbreaking scheduled for this month

CitraPac groundbreaking scheduled for this month

SEBRING — CitraPac will schedule a May ground breaking for its manufacturing center at Sebring Regional Airport, company president Dan Harshmann said.
Published: 05/03/15
Government students protest

Government students protest

SEBRING — Sebring High School seniors in William Serey’s American Government class hold protest signs outside the school on Thursday afternoon. The protest is an annual event for Serey’s government students to learn about their ...
Published: 05/03/15
School days of the past
Sebring’s first high school – gone but not forgotten

School days of the past Sebring’s first high school – gone but not forgotten

SEBRING — Nearly 100 years ago Sebring’s first planned and designed school was built to serve students in grades one through 12 at the present day location of Sebring Middle School.
Published: 05/03/15
Highlands County to host Hispanic-rights group state convention

Highlands County to host Hispanic-rights group state convention

AVON PARK — In 2006, the City of Avon Park drew national attention for proposed ordinances that would have abolished high-density farm worker housing and would make English the city’s “official” language....
Published: 05/01/15
Meth becoming an increasing problem in Highlands County, authorities say

Meth becoming an increasing problem in Highlands County, authorities say

SEBRING — When it comes to illegal drug use and sales, methamphetamine is becoming an increasing problem in much of the United States, as well as Highlands County, an official with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says....
Published: 05/02/15

WE WANT TO KNOW: Seniors: How do you feel about your smart phone?

Seniors aren’t often the first to adopt new technology. However, an overwhelming majority of seniors told the Pew Research Center their smart phone was liberating.
Published: 05/01/15
Businesses say season was good for them

Businesses say season was good for them

SEBRING — At Linda’s Books and Cafe, business was excellent during the snowbird season, especially during the beginning of it, owner Linda Tucker said Friday.
Published: 05/02/15
Brittany McGuire dropped from AP city manager’s lawsuit

Brittany McGuire dropped from AP city manager’s lawsuit

AVON PARK — There’s one less participant in the ongoing defamation legal dispute between Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon and City Councilman Garrett Anderson, which includes Anderson’s mother and sister....
Published: 05/02/15