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County adopts plan to link recreation trails

County adopts plan to link recreation trails

SEBRING — Commissioners approved a plan to link Highlands County’s trails, although the audience was mostly against it, one thinking it might even be a United Nations plot.
Published: 07/30/15
Teachers, support staff call on board for pay increase

Teachers, support staff call on board for pay increase

SEBRING — A large turnout of teachers and school support workers told the school board Tuesday that its priorities should be with its employees.
Published: 07/30/15
Country singer Rodney Atkins headlines Gala

Country singer Rodney Atkins headlines Gala

SEBRING – He has received six nominations from the Academy of Country Music and two from the Country Music Association and won “Top New Male Vocalist” from the Academy in 2006.
Published: 07/29/15
Ape sanctuary holding ‘apelogy’ classes

Ape sanctuary holding ‘apelogy’ classes

WAUCHULA — It may take Nancy Geffner two-and-a-half hours to get from her Oviedo home to Wauchula to volunteer at an ape sanctuary, but the drive does not matter.
Published: 07/30/15

Woman arrested after slamming door on deputy

AVON PARK — A woman was arrested after authorities said she slammed the door on a deputy checking on the welfare of a child, according to an arrest report released Wednesday.
Published: 07/29/15

Vehicle stop leads to drug arrest

AVON PARK — A traffic stop on a car with what appeared to be an illegally tinted window led to an arrest of a man on drug charges, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 07/29/15
Council approves budget; OKs more firefighters

Council approves budget; OKs more firefighters

SEBRING — The Sebring City Council approved Monday night a $9.6 million 2015-2016 general fund budget that will include three additional firefighter positions.
Published: 07/29/15
Highlands County commissioners trim budget

Highlands County commissioners trim budget

SEBRING — Sheriff Susan Benton whacked her budget request by a half-million dollars, and Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine trimmed another $6,000. Together with other reductions, the FY2015-16 Highlands County budget deficit — which started $4...
Published: 07/29/15
AP plans for change on southside

AP plans for change on southside

AVON PARK – It’s a resolution written and designed to help beautify, upgrade and update an area known for “slum and blight” more than landscaping, public amenities and beauty.
Published: 07/29/15
Back-to-school sales tax holiday nears

Back-to-school sales tax holiday nears

SEBRING — This week, Jeanne Fortier, owner of Home&Office Essentials, is setting up her back-to-school supply section.
Published: 07/29/15