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Conservation district makes donation to SFSC Agriculture Scholarship

Conservation district makes donation to SFSC Agriculture Scholarship

AVON PARK — The Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District has given a financial boost to students seeking degrees in agriculture-related programs at South Florida State College.
Published: 05/02/16
Sebring Relay For Life event raises awareness

Sebring Relay For Life event raises awareness

SEBRING — The American Cancer Society completed its biggest effort in Highlands County to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to fight the disease at Saturday’s Sebring Relay for Life event at Firemen’s Field....
Published: 05/02/16
Report: Most Highlands County property is overleveraged

Report: Most Highlands County property is overleveraged

SEBRING — In 2003, Mark Delaney paid $130,000 for a house in Sun ‘n Lake. But in 2007, a man knocked on his door and offered $250,000.
Published: 05/02/16
First place fruits

First place fruits

SEBRING — Which types of fruit make the best compost— apples, oranges, or melons?
Published: 05/02/16
County’s tire buyback event goes smoothly

County’s tire buyback event goes smoothly

SEBRING — Hundreds of drivers waited in a mile-long line to drop off used tires at the Highlands County landfill during the county’s tire buyback event Saturday morning. The event was held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county landfill, 1...
Published: 05/01/16
Events happening in May

Events happening in May

‘Social Art for Change’ art exhibit at MOTA
Published: 05/01/16
County administrator earns passing grades

County administrator earns passing grades

SEBRING — June Fisher has received mostly threes and fours — satisfactory or excellent — in her evaluations from commissioners.
Published: 05/01/16
Engineering playtime

Engineering playtime

SEBRING — The United States Department of Education states, “All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve ...
Published: 05/01/16
Memories of a different era in law enforcement

Memories of a different era in law enforcement

SEBRING — At a time when a new and larger Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is being built, Jean Crist Willis remembers a different era. If the new building were being constructed then, it might have been referred to as a proverbial Taj...
Published: 05/01/16

State legal bills mount in Seminole gambling dispute

TALLAHASSEE — Florida has paid more than $260,000 to private law firms in gambling lawsuits involving the Seminole Tribe of Florida, with the likelihood of hundreds of thousands of dollars more on the horizon.
Published: 05/01/16