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Highlands houses are getting smaller

SEBRING — Around the nation, houses are getting little bigger. In Highlands County, houses are way smaller.
Published: 02/14/16
When citrus loses, everyone loses

When citrus loses, everyone loses

SEBRING — Lenard Carlisle and David Terrell are seeing smaller crops, and therefore fewer citrus trucks rolling down the highways these days. The reason is the citrus psyllid, the gnat-sized insect that’s killing orange and grapefruit t...
Published: 02/14/16
SFSC professor stays busy even in retirement

SFSC professor stays busy even in retirement

AVON PARK — Dr. Christopher McConnell has to stay busy — even in retirement.
Published: 02/14/16
What a recession does to your money

What a recession does to your money

NEW YORK — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won’t know we’re in one until well after it’s begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.
Published: 02/14/16
Restoration hardware

Restoration hardware

SEBRING — Joe Colangelo is a second-generation tradesman who has honed his craft over 30 years, one piece of furniture at a time.
Published: 02/14/16
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: 4 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