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Sheriff’s Office enforces traffic laws in assessment districts
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Contrary to what some people may believe, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office enforces traffic laws in special assessment districts, said Scott Dressel, public information officer. Dressel said deputies … Find out how to read more online.
AP Council to consider plat reviews for proposed subdivisions
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on preliminary plat reviews for two subdivisions planned for east of Lake Lotela. Crews Groves Inc. is … Find out how to read more online.
Avon Elementary’s Lighthouse status shines at board meeting
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Avon Elementary School was recognized at a recent meeting of the School Board of Highlands County for achieving Lighthouse status in the “Leader in Me” program, which encourages … Find out how to read more online.
Organization that saves dogs seeks help
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — One of many dogs that Sebring Angels has rescued from an uncertain fate at Highlands County Animal Services is Poe. Poe got that name because a police officer … Find out how to read more online.
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Giving a ‘hand up’ to needy vets
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 601, presented the Highlands County Veterans Service Office with $5,000 — divided into $25 gift cards — to give to veterans who need help with groceries or gasoline. Funds were … Find out how to read more online.

Former student arrested after making threats
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A student at the Youth Academy was arrested this week after making threats to kill other students, according to an arrest report. Kasey A. Baldwin Jr., 18, of 1 E. Wolf St., Avon Park, was arrested by the … Find out how to read more online.

Craig Morgan to kick off race weekend
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Country music superstar Craig Morgan will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Sebring International Raceway’s Spring “Brake” Party Zone. The concert is part of what is being dubbed as Alan Jay Day because the … Find out how to read more online.

Lake Placid hires new Pubic Works director
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — It has taken 18 months to find the right candidate to fill the Public Works director position but town officials feel they have finally found it in Harvey Waldron. Waldron started on Feb. 19 and has hit … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their “mateship” on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other’s approaches on immigration and taxes. Their relationship got off to a … read more.

California parents face new charges in kids’ torture case
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse. David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft … read more.

Washington lawmakers exempt themselves from records law
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation that will make some of their records public in the future, but will circumvent a recent court ruling that found they were already fully subject to the state’s public disclosure … read more.

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — You have a firm grip on this year’s Oscar nominees, last year’s winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood’s … read more.

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