Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

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Caladium Festival draws biggest crowds ever

Caladium Festival draws biggest crowds ever

LAKE PLACID — The 24th annual Caladium Festival was not only bigger and better, it was the best ever according to Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eileen May.
Updated: 43 mins ago
Man accused of stealing tire rims

Man accused of stealing tire rims

SEBRING — A Sebring man has been accused of stealing tire rims valued at $2,250 from a local automobile salvage business, according to a sheriff’s report released this week.
Updated: 44 mins ago
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: 23 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.
Published: 07/30/14
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...
Published: 07/30/14
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....
Published: 07/30/14

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.
Published: 07/30/14
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.
Published: 07/29/14
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.
Published: 07/29/14
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.
Published: 07/30/14

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