Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Local News

Motorists cautioned about lane closures, delays in road work zones

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued its weekly road watch for the following projects in Highlands County. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, and that speeding fines double in work zones.
Published: 08/18/14
Gatorama hosts annual gator hatching festival

Gatorama hosts annual gator hatching festival

PALMDALE—Gatorama is hosting its annual Alligator Hatching Festival Aug. 23-Sept. 1 at its animal park at 6180 U.S. 27, Palmdale.
Published: 08/18/14
Governor bestows service medals on 380 vets

Governor bestows service medals on 380 vets

AVON PARK — The day he was shot, Cpl. Joshua McKee was just guarding his post, an entry control point at forward operating base Hansen, Afghanistan during 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines’ 2012 deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom....
Published: 08/16/14
Unfunded mandates: State tasks counties, but offers little or no compensation

Unfunded mandates: State tasks counties, but offers little or no compensation

SEBRING — Over the years, the Florida Legislature has required county sheriffs to more closely monitor sexual offenders and predators.
Published: 08/17/14

Detzner: No special congressional elections until 2015

TALLAHASSEE — Proposed special elections in the seven congressional districts redrawn by the Legislature earlier this week would have to wait until at least spring of next year, Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office said in a court fi...
Published: 08/17/14
Tracks, software help deputies nab burglary suspect

Tracks, software help deputies nab burglary suspect

AVON PARK — After someone burglarized an Avon Park Lakes house, a K-9 led deputies to a house where they not only arrested a suspect with some of the stolen property, but they also made an unexpected find. And they ended up receiving further h...
Published: 08/17/14
‘2nd Round of Beer’ to benefit museum

‘2nd Round of Beer’ to benefit museum

SEBRING — Linda Crowder, the executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Highlands, doesn’t drink beer. And until last year she had never attended a craft beer festival.
Published: 08/17/14
The good ole days of childhood?

The good ole days of childhood?

SEBRING — There was a time summer vacations meant staying in the sun until your skin was almost chicken-fried, seeing how late you could get away with playing outside, balancing sitting on bicycle handlebars while someone else pedaled or getti...
Published: 08/17/14

Mid-week school start to allow Friday last day for teachers

SEBRING — Only one Florida school district will be starting the new school year later than the Highlands County School District -- the only school system starting classes Wednesday.
Published: 08/16/14
School open houses get kids ready for new school year

School open houses get kids ready for new school year

SEBRING – As about 12,000 children around Highlands County get ready to head back to “readin,” “ritin” and “rithmitic,” there is a sense of apprehension and excitement filling the halls....
Published: 08/16/14

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