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Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

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SFSC Dean Appelquist to retire

SFSC Dean Appelquist to retire

AVON PARK — In August 1970, a new professor at then South Florida Junior College stepped into a classroom to teach biology.
Published: 03/28/15
Man arrested for assault after failing to help his mother

Man arrested for assault after failing to help his mother

LAKE PLACID — A man struck a 77-year-old man rather than helping his mother who had fallen, according to an arrest report released Friday.
Published: 03/27/15
Man accused of trying to cash phony check

Man accused of trying to cash phony check

SEBRING — A man not only failed in attempting to cash a phony check, but also ended up being arrested, according to a warrant released Friday.
Published: 03/27/15

Local business briefs

Administrative professional luncheon slated
Published: 03/29/15
Following in mom’s footsteps

Following in mom’s footsteps

Jean Cormier probably never expected her son, Richie Cormier, to take over the insurance business she has run in Highlands County for over twenty-seven years, but she has been pleased with the results. #x201c;Richie has kept the family-oriented style...
Published: 03/29/15
Saving animals

Saving animals

SEBRING — At the Highlands County Humane Society, there are happy events where a family adopts a dog or cat that’s needed a home for months.
Published: 03/29/15
Local man awarded Marine of the Year

Local man awarded Marine of the Year

A former Avon Park resident recently won high honors for his service in the U.S. Marines.
Published: 03/27/15
Building market gaining steam in Highlands

Building market gaining steam in Highlands

SEBRING — In the next several months, Ursula Canter will be moving from her house in the Harder Hall area to a smaller home in Vantage Pointe.
Published: 03/27/15
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 03/27/15
Tourism bureau to study hotel occupancy, how to attract arts visitors

Tourism bureau to study hotel occupancy, how to attract arts visitors

SEBRING - After his supervisor, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Vicki Pontius, completes John Scherlacher's evaluation, it will be turned over to County Administrator June Fisher. She will decide what to do next, County Commissioner Don Elw...
Published: 03/27/15