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Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

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County giving out bags to make sandbags

SEBRING — Highlands County Emergency Management Department is giving out bags to fill with sand for sandbags at its office, 6850 W. George Blvd. Sebring, and the office of county road and bridge department, 4344 George Blvd. Sebring....
Published: 08/28/15
SFSC’s new Fire Science program ready for September start

SFSC’s new Fire Science program ready for September start

AVON PARK — A 44-foot-tall fire tower that simulates residential and commercial fires, including a stove fire with flashover, is just part of South Florida State College’s preparations for its new Fire Fighting training program....
Published: 08/28/15
No place too big or small for world traveling couple

No place too big or small for world traveling couple

SEBRING — They’ve been to countries that have since ceased to exist, traveled to places that had been behind the Iron Curtain when they visited, eaten caribou and reindeer meat and gobbled up fried tarantulas and crickets....
Published: 08/28/15
Residents urged to have a plan in case Erika affects the area

Residents urged to have a plan in case Erika affects the area

SEBRING — Highlands County resident Matthew Byrd is ready for any impacts from Tropical Storm Erika, which may turn into a hurricane.
Published: 08/28/15
With Erika bearing down on Florida, emergency managers get ready for a storm

With Erika bearing down on Florida, emergency managers get ready for a storm

SEBRING — On Thursday, the National Hurricane Center projected Erika would skirt Florida’s east coast. It could make landfall in Miami as early as 8 a.m. Monday. Whether a hurricane comes here or veers into the Atlantic Ocean, Highlands C...
Published: 08/28/15
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what’s happening around the county. Where will see you?
Published: 08/28/15
Emotional morning newscast the after TV killings

Emotional morning newscast the after TV killings

MONETA, Va. — One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for an emotional broadcast of its “Mornin’” show.
Published: 08/27/15
AP softball rallies for player

AP softball rallies for player

AVON PARK – For two seasons, Hunter Swain played as an all-star catcher for her team in the Avon Park Fall & Spring Softball league, what her coaches said was a dependable, stalwart effort guarding home plate.
Published: 08/27/15
Woman charged with neglecting child

Woman charged with neglecting child

SEBRING — A Sebring area woman was arrested after leaving her 6-year-old child home alone for an hour around 4 a.m. on April 17, 2014, according to an arrest report.
Published: 08/27/15
Dog owner questions whether animal’s shooting was legal

Dog owner questions whether animal’s shooting was legal

SEBRING — Ruger, a 3 year old Great Dane, would often spend time in the front yard of his owner’s home in Sun ‘n Lake.
Published: 08/27/15