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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015

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AP women help city maintain facilities, grow softball league

AP women help city maintain facilities, grow softball league

AVON PARK – As a young girl, Jessie Alvarez spent days and evenings pitching, throwing and scoring runs on the fields at the Lucy Derkman Softball Complex.
Published: 08/04/15
Florida starts selling bear hunt permits

Florida starts selling bear hunt permits

ORLANDO (AP) — Florida’s wildlife management commission on Monday started selling permits for bear hunting for the first time in two decades, despite a legal challenge to the hunt.
Published: 08/03/15
Lake Placid police doing free car window tint tests

Lake Placid police doing free car window tint tests

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Police Department is offering free vehicle window tint measurements. A police officer will test the darkness of vehicles windows and tell owners if they are in compliance with Florida law.
Published: 08/03/15
Man accused of attempting to steal vehicle

Man accused of attempting to steal vehicle

AVON PARK — A man broke into a car lot and tried to steal a vehicle valued at $25,000, but his plans went awry, according to a warrant released Friday. But he stole some emergency lights, the warrant said.
Published: 08/03/15
Man accused of assaulting child

Man accused of assaulting child

SEBRING — A man was arrested after an 11-year-old girl told authorities he sexually assaulted her when she was between the ages of 7 and 8, according to a warrant released Friday.
Published: 08/03/15

Back-to-school supply giveaways, collections on tap

Ministry giving out school supplies
Published: 08/03/15
Highlands Hammock suspends tram tours in August

Highlands Hammock suspends tram tours in August

SEBRING — Summer tram tours at Highlands Hammock State Park have been suspended for the month of August due to heavy rains and high water. The suspension will remain in effect until further notice.
Published: 08/03/15

SFSC briefs

Aquabics classes on tap
Published: 08/03/15
Local auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’ on tap

Local auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’ on tap

AVON PARK — The holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” is returning to South Florida State College’s Theatre for the Performing Arts after an eight-year hiatus.
Published: 08/03/15

CHIP program combats obesity, health issues

LAKE PLACID — CHIP, which stands for the Coronary Health Improvement Program, comes to Lake Placid Aug. 24 through Sept. 22 at the Better Living Community Center, 22 E. Phoenix St.
Published: 08/03/15