Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Local News

Foreclosure market settling back to normal

Foreclosure market settling back to normal

SEBRING — In 2009, the worst of the housing bust, banks completed 1,508 foreclosures in Highlands County.
Published: 07/20/14
SFSC eyes ending adult high school program

SFSC eyes ending adult high school program

AVON PARK — After years of declining enrollment, the Adult High School program may be discontinued at South Florida State College.
Published: 07/20/14
Events succeeded in bringing people to downtown, organizers say

Events succeeded in bringing people to downtown, organizers say

SEBRING — For most downtown store owners, there’s simply not enough time to operate their businesses and plan events, said Beverly Branam, owner of Galleria 301.
Published: 07/19/14
Sebring woman pictures nature

Sebring woman pictures nature

SEBRING – She calls it a hobby, a way to be a steward of the environment and a reason to get outdoors. But most of all, she calls it a therapeutic way of appreciating a unique, central-Florida ecosystem.
Published: 07/19/14
Are drones flying over Avon Park?

Are drones flying over Avon Park?

AVON PARK — In two county commission meetings, Dale Pflug has asked if the U.S. Air Force is flying drones outside the Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range.
Published: 07/20/14
Hurricane memories

Hurricane memories

Ten years ago this summer, the Sunshine State suffered through a damaging hurricane season. In a span of about 45 days in August and September 2004, four hurricanes made direct hits on the state, three of which directly impacted Highlands County: Cha...
Published: 07/18/14
Sebring developer, Collier County landowner dispute road

Sebring developer, Collier County landowner dispute road

SEBRING – It’s a 126-mile, two-hour-plus trip south through the groves and pastures of central Florida, the marsh bordering the Big Cypress National Preserve and straight into history that brings Sebring to the swamps.
Published: 07/18/14
Lake Placid man recalls being an engineer during the Apollo 11 mission

Lake Placid man recalls being an engineer during the Apollo 11 mission

LAKE PLACID — When Apollo 11’s lunar module landed on the moon to the excitement of people all over the United States, it was the culmination of years of hard work by many people, including Walter F. Montz, who is now a Lake Placid res...
Published: 07/18/14
‘Pocket neighborhood’ project proposed for downtown LP

‘Pocket neighborhood’ project proposed for downtown LP

LAKE PLACID — After a year and half of planning and developing ideas to revitalize the downtown, Ken LeBlanc hopes to get started early next year on a $1 million residential project.
Published: 07/18/14

Corvette driver hits pole

At 10:49 p.m. Wednesday, Gregory Gluck, 59, was leaving Cody’s Original Roadhouse. The 2008 Corvette he was driving struck a pole, according to a report by Deputy Dennis Williams.
Published: 07/17/14

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