Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades

MIAMI — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
Published: 07/28/14
Tax-free school shopping days set

Tax-free school shopping days set

SEBRING — Parents getting ready for back-to-school shopping will not have to pay sales tax on school supplies, clothing, footwear and other items Aug. 1 through 3.
Published: 07/28/14
Benton: SO seeking to prevent jail suicides

Benton: SO seeking to prevent jail suicides

SEBRING — When Scott Wilkie was incarcerated last year, he was interviewed by various jail employees involved in the booking process and he provided conflicting information on whether he had attempted suicide or had suicidal thoughts, Highland...
Published: 07/27/14
Road rage sparks SWAT standoff

Road rage sparks SWAT standoff

LORIDA — A 10 p.m. Friday road-rage incident turned into a SWAT team standoff that lasted until Saturday morning.
Published: 07/26/14
Archbold buildings place fourth in contest

Archbold buildings place fourth in contest

VENUS—Archbold Biological Station Learning Center and Lodge was voted the Gulf Coast area’s favorite public-use building and fourth favorite statewide in an online architecture competition hosted by the Florida Chapter of the American I...
Published: 07/27/14
Caladium festival colors downtown Lake Placid

Caladium festival colors downtown Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID – To the casual festival attendee, they’re all colorful caladiums with varying patterns and different sizes.
Published: 07/26/14
Highlands County school board forum

Highlands County school board forum

AVON PARK — The bottom line for seven of the eight school board candidates: they endorsed the half-cent sales tax on the November ballot, but they weren’t warm for the Common Core standards, known in Florida as the Florida Standards. ...
Published: 07/26/14

News in brief

Students, faculty invited to ‘Battle for Blood’
Published: 07/26/14
Pinning ceremony honors SFSC radiography grads

Pinning ceremony honors SFSC radiography grads

AVON PARK — Twelve graduates of South Florida State College’s Associate in Science degree in Radiography program were honored July 23 in a traditional pinning ceremony in the SFSC University Center Auditorium. ...
Published: 07/26/14
The evolution of fire

The evolution of fire

SEBRING — There are two kinds of fire, according to Stephen Pyne.
Published: 07/27/14

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