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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
Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global events

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global events

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it’s too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed’s interest-rat...
Published: 02/14/16
Man convicted of lewd behavior with a child

Man convicted of lewd behavior with a child

SEBRING — A Sebring man could face up to 45 years in prison after being convicted Friday of having sex with and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.
Published: 02/12/16

Sport aviation expo announces dates for next year

SEBRING — The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo has announced Jan. 25-28 as its dates for the 13th annual event.
Published: 02/12/16
Tips sought on AP Burger King armed robbery suspect

Tips sought on AP Burger King armed robbery suspect

SEBRING — Highlands County sheriff’s detectives need assistance to identify a suspect accused of armed robbery pictured Feb. 4 at the Avon Park Burger King, 460 U.S. 27 S.
Published: 02/12/16

Seacoast to close Lake Placid branch

SEBRING — Seacoast Bank branches in Lake Placid, Moore Haven, LaBelle and Bayshore will close, a news release from the company said.
Published: 02/12/16
‘Soup Up the Arts’ to help needy students, families

‘Soup Up the Arts’ to help needy students, families

SEBRING — Sebring High School’s fundraiser “Soup Up the Arts 2016: The Roaring 20s” is back from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Sebring High School cafeteria.
Published: 02/12/16
Scientists detect Einstein’s gravity ripples

Scientists detect Einstein’s gravity ripples

WASHINGTON — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago....
Published: 02/12/16
Driver in fatality accident seeks intersection improvement

Driver in fatality accident seeks intersection improvement

AVON PARK — When the driver of a vehicle in a fatality accident showed up in court last year, she had an unlikely group of supporters, besides her attorney.
Published: 02/12/16