Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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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
Architects, county shave dollars from proposed sheriff’s office

Architects, county shave dollars from proposed sheriff’s office

SEBRING — A month after learning that the proposed new sheriff’s office was $2.5 million over budget, Sheriff Susan Benton and County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete met with architects in an attempt to save dollars.
Published: 01/27/15

Ag briefs

Lawmakers debate undercover farm video bill
Published: 01/26/15
New standards target pathogens in poultry products

New standards target pathogens in poultry products

WASHINGTON — A favorite staple of American diets — chicken breasts, legs and wings — could become safer to eat.
Published: 01/26/15
Artistic outlet

Artistic outlet

SEBRING — In this newly opened, compact art gallery on North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring, artwork of all kinds – from woodwork to paintings to fabric art to books – line the shelves or hang from the walls....
Published: 01/26/15

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