Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

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Firefighters respond to mobile home fire

Firefighters respond to mobile home fire

SEBRING — Firefighters emerge from a mobile home at the corner of Hammock Terrace and Rolls Lane near Sebring while battling a fire Wednesday afternoon.
Updated: 7 hours ago
NASA, Archbold teach students about earth-space connections

NASA, Archbold teach students about earth-space connections

LAKE PLACID — NASA’s Beautiful Earth program teamed up Oct. 16 with Archbold Biological Station in Venus and South Florida State College in Avon Park to create an art, music and science event for our community. ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Man accused breaking into pool area while naked

Man accused breaking into pool area while naked

AVON PARK — A man broke into a pool area while naked, but he was prevented from taking a long swim, according to a report released Wednesday.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Doing what comes all-naturally

Doing what comes all-naturally

VENUS—When Karin Grunden and Jeff Troup moved to 52 acres of property in Venus from West Palm Beach 22 years ago, the couple wasn’t sure what to do with all that land.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Azure College’s Sebring campus reports successes

Azure College’s Sebring campus reports successes

SEBRING — Azure College has successfully passed an inspection conducted by the Florida Department of Education, the college said in a news release.
Updated: 18 hours ago
4-year-old murdered girl remembered as a smart, happy child

4-year-old murdered girl remembered as a smart, happy child

SEBRING — In some ways, 4-year-old Mercedes Blair came into the world like she tragically departed it last week.
Updated: 18 hours ago

County allows more pigs, goats and sheep

SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners Tuesday approved relaxing the maximum number of goats, hogs and sheep county property owners can now have, but not before one resident called the new ordinance discriminatory and another warned about la...
Published: 10/22/14
Man accused of stealing weedeater

Man accused of stealing weedeater

SEBRING — When a man needed a weedeater for some lawnwork, apparently he decided to take one from a nearby residence rather than buying his own, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 10/21/14
CCC celebration

CCC celebration

SEBRING – Although their numbers are dwindling, the testament of their tenacity, fortitude and work ethic in the name of environmental stewardship continues to grow in the parks across America.
Published: 10/22/14
LP Masons pull park property from the market

LP Masons pull park property from the market

LAKE PLACID — The Free Masons Placid Lodge has removed the Bicentennial Park/Boy Scout House property from the market, but issues about the property remain with the group that is reforming a Boy Scout Troop.
Published: 10/22/14

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