Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

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Walker school principal remembered as coach, friend

Walker school principal remembered as coach, friend

AVON PARK – It wasn’t uncommon to see him out after school, being one of the kids.
Updated: 41 mins ago
Gay marriage case sent to Florida Supreme Court

Gay marriage case sent to Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s ban on gay marriage is now in the hands of the state’s highest court after an appeals court asked that the justices resolve the controversial prohibition.
Updated: 8 hours ago
AP clerk, 77, has trekked through technology

AP clerk, 77, has trekked through technology

AVON PARK — She used to transcribe numbers into a written ledger. At one time, she watched as computer reel-to-reel ribbons got off their tracks, fell to the floor and got run over by her desk chair’s wheels. She remembers reaching in t...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Church donates $2,000 to McDonald scholarship

Church donates $2,000 to McDonald scholarship

AVON PARK — Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Avon Park has donated $2,000 toward the Sarah McDonald Endowed Scholarship to assist parishioners enrolled in South Florida State College. The endowed scholarship is overseen by the SFSC Foundat...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Cops: Tracking software limited in finding stolen items

Cops: Tracking software limited in finding stolen items

SEBRING — The idea of having theft-tracking software on cellphones and computers may help reassure people worried about having their devices stolen.
Published: 09/02/14

‘Music mania’ comes to downtown Sebring this month

SEBRING—The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency will host “Music Mania” month in downtown Sebring during September.
Published: 09/02/14
Scott to pitch new round of tax cuts

Scott to pitch new round of tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE—A rollback in vehicle-registration fees, the key part of a $500 million package of tax and fee cuts approved this spring, kicks in today as Gov. Rick Scott starts to campaign for a new round of tax cuts....
Published: 09/01/14

Citizens seeks rate cuts for inland homeowners

TALLAHASSEE—Citizens Property Insurance Corp. wants state regulators to reduce base rates for the majority of its policyholders for the first time since a move to artificially lower rates ended in 2009.
Published: 09/01/14
Sebring downtown property values may be stabilizing

Sebring downtown property values may be stabilizing

SEBRING — It might come as a surprise during a time of economic slowdown and generally decreasing property values, but some people have raised concerns about property values and taxes being too low, Highlands County Property Appraiser C. Raymo...
Published: 09/01/14
Thompson’s steamer trunks fuse history, craftsmanship

Thompson’s steamer trunks fuse history, craftsmanship

LAKE PLACID—History and craftsmanship come together in a beautiful way when John Thompson steps into his workshop.
Published: 09/01/14

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