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Published: 08/19/16
SFSC Foundation hires former lawmaker as a lobbyist

SFSC Foundation hires former lawmaker as a lobbyist

AVON PARK — Former legislator J.D. Alexander has been hired on a monthly retainer to lobby for South Florida State College in Tallahassee.
Published: 08/19/16
School superintendent candidate gets cited for driving a school bus

School superintendent candidate gets cited for driving a school bus

SEBRING — A Republican candidate for Highlands County schools superintendent has been issued a citation, charging him with violating a state law on operating a school bus for a non-school use.
Published: 08/18/16
Sonny’s BBQ looking for hometown heroes to recognize

Sonny’s BBQ looking for hometown heroes to recognize

SEBRING — There are people in every community who work tirelessly to better the lives of those around them, and this fall Sonny’s BBQ wants to give them the recognition they deserve with Random Acts of BBQ, the restaurant chain said....
Published: 08/18/16

Driver dies in Wednesday accident

SEBRING — A 41-year-old Avon Park man died after he was ejected from his vehicle when it hit a tree Wednesday evening, according to news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Published: 08/18/16

Grand-opening celebration set for new credit union

SEBRING — Suncoast Credit Union is opening its first branch in Highlands County, and the grand opening of the Sebring branch will be held on Friday.
Published: 08/18/16
Loved ones say goodbye to longtime chaplain

Loved ones say goodbye to longtime chaplain

AVON PARK — It will be impossible to see an American flag, or a cross on a Christian church, without thinking of Harold S. Johnson, said Linda Lynch, director of chaplaincy at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. ...
Published: 08/18/16
What’s up with Taco Bell, Popeye’s?

What’s up with Taco Bell, Popeye’s?

SEBRING — So why hasn’t Taco Bell opened yet? And what’s up with Popeye’s, Senor Jalapeno, and Oscar’s Family Restaurant?
Published: 08/18/16
Forestry agents help prevent wild fires

Forestry agents help prevent wild fires

SEBRING — In the western part of Sebring Hills, there are lots of trees, virtually no residents and a few bumpy dirt roads.
Published: 08/18/16

District looks to alternative to in-school suspension

SEBRING — Students with minor disciplinary infractions may soon be assigned to an after-school initiative instead of serving an in-school suspension.
Published: 08/18/16