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Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

SEBRING — “When you live on a peninsula surrounded by oceans with fairly constant sea breeze,” says Highlands County Commission Chair Jim Brooks, yep, you get good air.
Published: 05/25/16
Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

SEBRING — When they joined the military, there wasn’t a lot those who served the country couldn’t do.
Published: 05/25/16
Investigation into alleged racist remarks begins

Investigation into alleged racist remarks begins

AVON PARK — The investigation into the alleged use of the so-called “n” word by any city staff members, administrators or city council members in a public setting will initially involve the interviews of at least seven people....
Published: 05/24/16

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

RIO (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid’s riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital....
Published: 05/24/16
3rd-grade test results show Highlands trailing state

3rd-grade test results show Highlands trailing state

SEBRING — A little less than one-third of Highlands County’s third-graders may have to go to summer school to get the chance to be promoted to the next grade level.
Published: 05/24/16
County not ready for pot civil citations

County not ready for pot civil citations

SEBRING — If police stop someone in Orlando and they have a small amount of marijuana, they may not be headed to jail.
Published: 05/24/16
Country store continues family tradition

Country store continues family tradition

AVON PARK — Out of habit, William “Steve” Maxwell still wakes up about 4:30 each morning to feed his dog and get ready for the day, which routinely includes a stint at the Maxwell Groves country store....
Published: 05/24/16

Authorities ID fatal accident victim

SEBRING — The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a motorcyclist who was killed after a collision with a semi-tractor trailer Monday as Bradford Stephen Giddens, 61, of Avon Park.
Published: 05/23/16
Scholarships presented by Alan Jay and Sebring Chamber

Scholarships presented by Alan Jay and Sebring Chamber

SEBRING — Ten high school seniors, eight from Sebring High School and two from Heartland Christian Academy, were recognized Monday at the 23rd annual Scholarship Awards & Recognition Banquet presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network and...
Published: 05/23/16
SO: Man arrested on battery, drug charges bit deputy

SO: Man arrested on battery, drug charges bit deputy

AVON PARK — A man facing arrest on drug charges tried to escape, and when unsuccessful, bit a deputy and continued to struggle, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 05/23/16