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City plans major upgrades behind Brickell Building

City plans major upgrades behind Brickell Building

AVON PARK — An L-shaped stormwater retention pond featuring a wooden walkway, as well as a regraded, repaved and newly striped parking lot with lighting and a sidewalk, are all in the works for the area behind the historic Brickell Building....
Updated: 6 hours ago

2 more teachers face DCF probes

SEBRING — The number of educator-related incidents in Highlands County being investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families continues to grow with the latest probe involving a Fred Wild Elementary School teacher and a teacher ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Community unites in prayer

Community unites in prayer

Updated: 10 hours ago
More than 1,200 pounds of unwanted meds collected

More than 1,200 pounds of unwanted meds collected

SEBRING — Authorities collected 1,201 pounds of unwanted prescription medications at Saturday’s Operation Medicine Cabinet.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Exhibit marks 75 years of bug science at Archbold

VENUS — Archbold Biological Station will display a special art show on loan from the Museum of Florida Arts and Culture at South Florida State College. The “Science Bugs” show celebrates 75 years of entomology or insect research ...
Published: 05/05/16

We Want To Know

Do you have a family member whose name is on a veterans’ memorial in Highlands County? If so, we would like to talk with you to get information for a Memorial Day weekend story. Please e-mail Highlands Today reporter Jay Meisel at jmeisel@high...
Published: 05/05/16

Tickets selling for Samaritan’s Touch musical fundraiser

SEBRING — Tickets are selling for a musical event Saturday to raise money to help Samaritan’s Touch Care Center continue its efforts to help people.
Published: 05/05/16
New monument signs honor local leaders

New monument signs honor local leaders

AVON PARK — City resident Leroy Brown says his late aunt, Aline McWhite, was an angel from the time she was a little girl until her death about four years ago at the age of 107.
Published: 05/05/16
SFSC prepped for summer sessions

SFSC prepped for summer sessions

AVON PARK — As South Florida State College prepares for two commencement exercises this evening, many students are readying for summer classes, which start Friday for some courses.
Published: 05/05/16
Not OK with 401K

Not OK with 401K

SEBRING — Three years after a contentious decision to change the retirement plans for firefighters and police officers, the Sebring City Council on Tuesday signaled a change in course....
Published: 05/05/16