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Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

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SFSC bucks nationwide trend; sees enrollment increase

SFSC bucks nationwide trend; sees enrollment increase

AVON PARK — Taylor Webb, who is originally from DeLand and now lives in Lake Wales, had a choice of two colleges for her higher education.
Published: 09/02/15
County pays $2,500 per month to get local gas

County pays $2,500 per month to get local gas

SEBRING — Should Highlands County offer a 5 percent preference to local fuel vendors?
Published: 09/02/15
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SEBRING — For Brittney Brooks and Layne Frazier, graduating from high school in Highlands County this year didn’t mean going to the beach or relaxing.
Published: 09/02/15
Rotary tools, mowers, bicycles are on the recall list

Rotary tools, mowers, bicycles are on the recall list

A line of rotary tools that can overheat and melt are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include mowers with leaky gas tanks and defective bicycles.
Published: 09/02/15
Happiness is having a library card

Happiness is having a library card

Are you cool? If you’re one of the 10.5 million Floridians who have a library card, you are! September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and it’s the perfect time to join your Highlands County Libraries. Library customers have acc...
Published: 09/02/15
STARS shine at talent show

STARS shine at talent show

AVON PARK — The Special STARS’ Got Talent Show and dance rocked the house Aug. 29 at Ridge Area Arc.
Published: 09/02/15
Man accused of burglarizing warehouse

Man accused of burglarizing warehouse

LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man broke into a warehouse, stole tools and then tried to sell them, according to a warrant affidavit.
Published: 09/01/15
Man arrested on drug charges

Man arrested on drug charges

SEBRING — A traffic stop led to the arrest of a man on various drug charges, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Published: 09/01/15

Study finds Florida’s high stakes school tests valid

SEBRING — Florida’s high stakes tests taken by millions of school children are valid according to a new independent study.
Published: 09/01/15
AP looking to pursue more home ownership SHIP funding

AP looking to pursue more home ownership SHIP funding

AVON PARK — They’re a source of funding invaluable to helping the city provide new or rehabilitated owner-occupied homes for the elderly and disabled.
Published: 09/01/15