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Avon Park High freshman is crowned 2016 Jr. Miss Highlands County

Avon Park High freshman is crowned 2016 Jr. Miss Highlands County

SEBRING — It was literally a crowning achievement Friday evening for Amy Schlosser, the new 2016 Jr. Miss Highlands County, who had left the same stage last year as the second runner-up at the 2015 Miss Jr. Highlands County and also happens to...
Updated: 5 hours ago
What officers can and cannot do about nuisance dogs?

What officers can and cannot do about nuisance dogs?

SEBRING — It was on Aug. 27 last year that Darrel Smith and six other bicyclists were riding on South Orange Blossom when a great Dane ran out of a yard into the street and hit Smith’s bicycle and another cycle....
Published: 02/13/16
Education support union at impasse with school district

Education support union at impasse with school district

SEBRING — The Highlands educational support personnel union has declared an impasse in its contract talks with the Highlands County School District.
Published: 02/13/16
Memories mark Sebring High re-dedication

Memories mark Sebring High re-dedication

SEBRING — It looked like a huge class reunion, Highlands County School Board Chairwoman Donna Howerton said Thursday evening after seeing dozens of Sebring High School graduates and former and current teachers and administrators assembled in t...
Published: 02/13/16

Senate seeks school funding change as budgets pass

TALLAHASSEE — The Senate unveiled a proposal Thursday that would require the state to pick up at least half of any increase in education funding — a move aimed at lowering property taxes — as the chamber’s lead budget-writ...
Published: 02/13/16
Man convicted of lewd behavior with a child

Man convicted of lewd behavior with a child

SEBRING — A Sebring man could face up to 45 years in prison after being convicted Friday of having sex with and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.
Published: 02/12/16

Sport aviation expo announces dates for next year

SEBRING — The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo has announced Jan. 25-28 as its dates for the 13th annual event.
Published: 02/12/16
Tips sought on AP Burger King armed robbery suspect

Tips sought on AP Burger King armed robbery suspect

SEBRING — Highlands County sheriff’s detectives need assistance to identify a suspect accused of armed robbery pictured Feb. 4 at the Avon Park Burger King, 460 U.S. 27 S.
Published: 02/12/16

Seacoast to close Lake Placid branch

SEBRING — Seacoast Bank branches in Lake Placid, Moore Haven, LaBelle and Bayshore will close, a news release from the company said.
Published: 02/12/16
‘Soup Up the Arts’ to help needy students, families

‘Soup Up the Arts’ to help needy students, families

SEBRING — Sebring High School’s fundraiser “Soup Up the Arts 2016: The Roaring 20s” is back from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Sebring High School cafeteria.
Published: 02/12/16