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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

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Fewer than half in Highlands pass 10th-grade English assessment

Fewer than half in Highlands 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.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Local high school grad qualifies for national rodeo

Local high school grad qualifies for national rodeo

LORIDA — At the family arena, Aldyn Ashton rides one of her horses, disembarks while the animal is still moving and ties a goat.
Updated: 9 hours ago
AP school ‘pan band’ hits the road

AP school ‘pan band’ hits the road

AVON PARK – They’ll be playing in front of a packed stadium audience and expect to be fully “panned.”
Updated: 10 hours ago

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.
Updated: 9 hours ago
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.
Updated: 9 hours ago
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...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Fire call comes from fire chief’s home

Fire call comes from fire chief’s home

West Sebring volunteer firefighter Matt Muha stands outside West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief Scott Mann’s house after responding to a structure fire call at the house on Monday morning. Mann said a squirrel may have chewed...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Barbers, stylists sought for back-to-school event

SEBRING — Hairstylists and barbers are being sought for a back-to-school event where underprivileged school children will get free hair cuts before their first day of school, which is Aug. 19.
Published: 06/29/15
2nd firm wants to manage landfill, recycling

2nd firm wants to manage landfill, recycling

SEBRING — A second company is asking to manage Highlands County’s landfill and recycling operations.
Published: 06/29/15
Creating champions

Creating champions

AVON PARK — Reggie Knighten isn’t a big fan of social media. While people are griping and arguing with each other, he’d rather be out doing something good.
Published: 06/29/15