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SFSC to hold no cost STEM summer camp
Tue  Apr 24 2018 09:54AM
AVON PARK — South Florida State College will host a free half-day, two-week STEM Summer Camp for high school students. The camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 … Find out how to read more online.
School job openings include high school band director
Tue  Apr 24 2018 09:54AM
SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County is hiring for the summer and for next school year with a total of 57 openings on its website. The openings include … Find out how to read more online.
Earth Day celebration
Mon  Apr 23 2018 08:26AM
SEBRING — Four-year-old Francesca Moreno was all smiles Saturday as she potted a small plant at Lakeshore Mall. Francesca and other children also learned about bees, did nature-related coloring, created … Find out how to read more online.
District looks to boost Chromebook monitoring
Tue  Apr 24 2018 09:54AM
SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County will consider an agreement today to increase the monitoring of the notebook computers the district has provided to many students. According to … Find out how to read more online.
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MOFAC offers different perspective on U.S. 27
Tue  Apr 24 2018 09:54AM
AVON PARK — “Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” may sound like an oxymoron but it is a traveling art exhibit at Museum of Florida Art and Culture at the South Florida State College. Everyone loves to hate U.S. … Find out how to read more online.

Venus man dies in single-vehicle crash
Tue  Apr 24 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A 24-year-old man from Venus died Sunday evening when his pickup truck ran off the roadway from Old State Road 8 and overturned. Christopher Hershberger suffered fatal injuries in the crash, according to a Florida Highway Patrol … Find out how to read more online.

County road watch advisories issued
Tue  Apr 24 2018 08:30AM
Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: US 98 Westbound just ease of Thunder Road Spring Lake: Permit project: Crews will be clearing vegetation and constructing a residential driveway. Watch for … Find out how to read more online.

April Unsung Hero: A fiery passion to help
Mon  Apr 23 2018 08:30AM
Even by Highlands County’s high standards of volunteerism, Scott Kaplan is unusual. Encouraged by his parents, when he was 12 he began volunteering at the Wrede’s Wild Life Sanctuary, working there until he was 21. A lifelong Scout, becoming an … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate
Tue  Apr 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON —Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to … read more.

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys’ mothers
Mon  Apr 23 2018 09:50PM
AP-US-Mother-Killed-Son-Charged,318 3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys’ mothers Eds: Updates with details, background and quotes. Fixes Writethru sequence. Incorporates ME--Woman Killed. The Associated Press LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys’ … read more.

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
Mon  Apr 23 2018 09:50PM
BC-US--Lynching Memorial, 6th Ld-Writethru,952 New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims AP Photo ALBA101, ALBA107, ALBA108, ALBA113, ALBA102, ALBA105, ALBA111, ALBA112, ALBA110, ALBA122, ALBA108 Eds: Adds quote from a descendant of a lynching victim who had visited the museum and … read more.

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt
Tue  Apr 24 2018 01:19AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said. Police and … read more.

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