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Leading by example

Leading by example

LAKE PLACID - Amy Smith works out of the offices of a large citrus producer, but she doesn't grow oranges. She has a degree in biology, but she isn't working on a cure for citrus greening. She's definitely into cultivating, but not plants-- rather, h...
Published: 03/23/15
Updated: 03/24/15
Convicted robber sentenced to life in prison

Convicted robber sentenced to life in prison

SEBRING – A man convicted of participating in a home invasion robbery will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge decided Monday.
Published: 03/24/15
12 Hours race was mostly incident free, officials say

12 Hours race was mostly incident free, officials say

SEBRING — Racing, race fans and partiers came together for the 63rd Annual 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday with no major problems.
Published: 03/24/15
Supreme Court decision reopens juvenile sentences

Supreme Court decision reopens juvenile sentences

TALLAHASSEE - Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday....
Published: 03/24/15
Flying high

Flying high

AVON PARK – Although her roots are in small-town Avon Park, her pioneering influence has since flown far from the city’s boundaries and into national aviation lore.
Published: 03/24/15
Concrete art sculpture workshop set

Concrete art sculpture workshop set

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League will host a three-day, wet-carved concrete art workshop March 27-29 at the HAL Art Village’s Visual Art Center.
Published: 03/23/15
3,185 pickers live in 199 Highlands houses, mobile homes

3,185 pickers live in 199 Highlands houses, mobile homes

SEBRING - As fruit pickers chatted under a DeSoto Avenue shade tree and laughed, Berningo Garcia relaxed along a chain-link fence surrounding his apartment in Avon Park. The 67-year-old from Hidalgo - the state north of Mexico City - lifted his cap t...
Published: 03/22/15
Updated: 03/23/15
Archbold holds telescope party

Archbold holds telescope party

VENUS—Stargazers, telescope buffs and anyone who enjoys a beautiful night sky are invited to attend a night-time event at the Learning Center of Archbold Biological Station, beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 27.
Published: 03/23/15
Morning Nature Walks coming to a close

Morning Nature Walks coming to a close

SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park’s Monday Morning Nature Walks for the 2015 winter-spring season are coming to a close.
Published: 03/23/15
Large turnout expected for LP parking workshop

Large turnout expected for LP parking workshop

LAKE PLACID — A big turnout is expected at today’s town council workshop at 5:30 p.m. where the sole topic for discussion will be parking.
Published: 03/23/15