Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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AP council to discuss bike fest contract at special meeting

AP council to discuss bike fest contract at special meeting

AVON PARK — The president of a statewide organization believes Avon Park is the perfect place to hold an event, but also believes some of the city’s contract stipulations are way out of line.
Published: 01/27/15
Significant rise in premature babies

Significant rise in premature babies

SEBRING — In 2013, 105 Highlands County babies were born prematurely. Nine died.
Published: 01/28/15

Sebring High IB grad to head affordable migrant housing project

SEBRING — Sebring High International Baccalaureate graduate Kaylee Tuck is working on a two-year project to develop affordable housing for migrant workers.
Published: 01/28/15
Witness says Doty tried  to goad him into a fight at a party

Witness says Doty tried to goad him into a fight at a party

SEBRING — A witness in the trial of two men accused of murdering Aaron Doty testified that Doty tried to goad him into a fight, but that he refused.
Published: 01/26/15
SFSC’s Highlands campus reaches out to young men

SFSC’s Highlands campus reaches out to young men

AVON PARK — More than 36 male students from Avon Park High School visited South Florida State College’s Highlands campus Jan. 22 for the first College Bound Male Initiative.
Published: 01/27/15
Writing field test part of ongoing prep for new assessment

Writing field test part of ongoing prep for new assessment

SEBRING — Avon Park Middle School students will be participating next week in a field test of the writing portion of the Florida Standards Assessment, as part of the statewide effort to prepare for the new assessments. ...
Published: 01/27/15

Lake Placid police investigate store burglaries

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Police Department is investigating two burglaries, they say, took place between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Published: 01/26/15

Update: SO investigating biker death as possible suicide

LORIDA — Authorities have identified a motorcyclist found in a ditch in the area of County Road 721 and Sky Road Thursday as Jeffrey Scott Pinkston, 54, Port St. Lucie.
Published: 01/26/15
Burglary suspect accused of ransacking home

Burglary suspect accused of ransacking home

SEBRING — A 37-year-old Sebring man is accused of breaking into an unoccupied home and stealing, among other things, a set of Playboy color separation negatives, a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office report states....
Published: 01/26/15

County jobless rate down to 6.5 percent

TALLAHASSEE — The state’s unemployment mark fell to its lowest figure since April 2008, despite the number of Floridians with jobs dipping last month.
Published: 01/26/15

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