Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

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AP Council tables vote to buy Brickell building

AP Council tables vote to buy Brickell building

AVON PARK – After parlaying with the bank who owns one of Avon Park’s historic buildings until July 24, a purchase price was negotiated with the City of Avon Park to by the Brickell building but a city council vote to buy it was tabled....
Updated: 10 hours ago

Avon Park RV Park annexed

AVON PARK – Frankie Hudson said the vote came without much warning: the approved annexation of the mobile home park her father had owned and was now hers.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Howerton/Compton state opposing budget views

Howerton/Compton state opposing budget views

SEBRING — After a “no” vote at her first school board meeting on July 8, Highlands County School Board Member Jill Compton was again the sole board member to vote “no” on a budget issue at Monday’s public hea...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Program allows children to learn about being park rangers

Program allows children to learn about being park rangers

SEBRING —Evan Spark and Raenbow Bright became park rangers this past week, but you probably won’t see them warning people about violating park rules or clearing trails for visitors to Highlands Hammock State Park....
Updated: 12 hours ago

Project Nitrogen update

SEBRING — Project Nitrogen is getting closer to a done deal, but it probably won’t happen until December, the county’s economic development director said.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Man says he accidentally fired gun into apartment

Man says he accidentally fired gun into apartment

AVON PARK — A man who fired three shots into an adjoining apartment claimed he did so accidentally, according to a report released Tuesday.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Man accused of stealing guns, televisions

Man accused of stealing guns, televisions

SEBRING —A Sebring man was arrested after deputies found guns and television remote controls believed to be stolen from a residence, according to a report released this week.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Teaching love of nature

Teaching love of nature

VENUS—A gaggle of 13 seven- to nine-year-olds sat cross-legged on the floor at Archbold Biological Station in Venus.
Updated: 16 hours ago

School district waits for county referendum to avoid confusion

SEBRING — Highlands County residents are voting on two sales tax referendum proposals in the upcoming elections, and that may have caused some confusion among voters.
Published: 07/29/14
Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole

Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole

AVON PARK – For 14 years, Anastacio Pagan spent his life in the Forest Hills Estates home on 8 S. Lantana Ave. Since his death March 8, sisters Teresa Torres, Natividad Pagan and Maria Cardona have rented the house at which a hole developed in...
Published: 07/29/14

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