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School students get rare treat: Dunking principal, assistant principal

School students get rare treat: Dunking principal, assistant principal

AVON PARK – Avon Elementary School students got a special year-end celebration after meeting two goals set at the beginning of the school year. Students in grades K-5 ran a combined total of 25,000 miles in PE classes and met a goal for accele...
Published: 05/26/16

Prosecutors drop charges

SEBRING ­— The Highlands County State Attorney’s Office has dismissed a criminal case against Lindsey Lavonne Glenn.
Published: 05/26/16
Couple’s ‘Pure Grit’ earns top honor

Couple’s ‘Pure Grit’ earns top honor

AVON PARK — Like a new-car smell, the pleasant scent of leather lassos customers’ olfactory sensory neurons after they open the front door.
Published: 05/26/16
School district has little wiggle room for student transfers

School district has little wiggle room for student transfers

SEBRING — After a school board workshop and board meeting Tuesday, School Board Member Bill Brantley said that night was the first night of hard decisions.
Published: 05/26/16
Vicki Hicks faces more charges; husband arrested

Vicki Hicks faces more charges; husband arrested

SEBRING — First, Vicki Hicks, former administrative assistant to Sebring Police Chief Thomas Dettman, was accused of misusing her father’s money, including veteran’s benefits.
Published: 05/25/16
School board OKs citizen advisory committee

School board OKs citizen advisory committee

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County approved a resolution Tuesday to allow the creation of a citizen advisory committee that would monitor the board’s expenditure of funds if the half-cent sales tax is approved by voters. ...
Published: 05/25/16
Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides tw...
Published: 05/25/16
Hit-and-run tip reward upped to $5,000

Hit-and-run tip reward upped to $5,000

SEBRING — Authorities have increased to $5,000 the reward for information on the car and the driver involved with a hit-and-run accident April 23 in Avon Park that injured a 3-year-old girl.
Published: 05/25/16
Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

SEBRING — “When you live on a peninsula surrounded by oceans with fairly constant sea breeze,” says Highlands County Commission Chair Jim Brooks, yep, you get good air.
Published: 05/25/16
Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

SEBRING — When they joined the military, there wasn’t a lot those who served the country couldn’t do.
Published: 05/25/16