Efforts underway to collect school supplies
A large variety of donated back-to-school items sits at the Sebring Moose Lodge Monday. Items the lodge has received as donations range from various school supplies like notebooks, pencils and backpacks, as well as a large selection of clothing.
SEBRING — Highlands County residents have been generous this year in supporting back-to-school drives, those involved said Monday.
Nicole White coaxes a gopher tortoise out of its burrow at Archbold Biological Station.
Tortoise tales
Fit Highlands, presented by the Avon Park/Sebring Jaycees, is ready to fund the initiative, which will cost about $7,000 to $8,000 for 40 heart rate monitors and a teacher iPad.
Jaycees aim to boost student fitness
In this Jan. 9 file photo, Christian Wright, right, an employee with Shoot Straight, sells and does paperwork for a Baretta handgun at a gun show held by Florida Gun Shows in Miami. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday. A majority of poll respondents support requiring background checks for people buying firearms at gun shows and through other private sales.
Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws