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Museum officials consider Saturday hours

Museum officials consider Saturday hours

HIGHLANDS COUNTY — While many hard-working staff members, volunteers and donors keep many local museums up and running, a handful of the museums do not offer weekend hours.
Published: 05/21/16

FHP: Driver suffers minor injuries after seven-vehicle chain accident

SEBRING — A driver who lost consciousness and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake caused a chain reaction of accidents that involved seven vehicles, authorities said.
Published: 05/20/16
Updated: 05/21/16
Judge suspends man’s driver’s license for 2014 accident that killed teen

Judge suspends man’s driver’s license for 2014 accident that killed teen

SEBRING — If all had gone as planned, Kaytlyn Cooper’s family would have proudly watched next weekend as she received her diploma at Sebring High School.
Published: 05/20/16

Authorities ID gun law violation suspects

SEBRING — Authorities have released names of four suspects Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco. Firearms and Explosives agents arrested on federal firearms violation charges in Highlands County.
Published: 05/20/16

Applications sought for emergency food, shelter money

SEBRING — Highlands County has been chosen to receive $44,990 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Published: 05/20/16
Citrus grower receives AP Chamber’s lifetime award

Citrus grower receives AP Chamber’s lifetime award

AVON PARK — Steve Maxwell’s successes stretch out like a long row of Florida citrus trees.
Published: 05/20/16
Judicial candidates to be interviewed

Judicial candidates to be interviewed

SEBRING — Attorneys whose names weren’t forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott have another chance at becoming a judge, and six local names are on the list.
Published: 05/20/16
New owner learns the golf business

New owner learns the golf business

SPRING LAKE — Edd Vowels and his friends have been playing at Spring Lake Golf Resort for years, so they heard that Wauchula State Bank had planned to shut it down by mid-May.
Published: 05/20/16
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what is happening around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 05/20/16
JROTC teams tackle SWAT obstacle course

JROTC teams tackle SWAT obstacle course

SEBRING — High school students face occasional challenges, but 15 students facing a slew of obstacles Wednesday afternoon showed they were up to the challenge.
Published: 05/20/16