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3rd-grade test results show Highlands trailing state

3rd-grade test results show Highlands trailing state

SEBRING — A little less than one-third of Highlands County’s third-graders may have to go to summer school to get the chance to be promoted to the next grade level.
Published: 05/24/16

There’s no second chance, buckle up every time, FHP advises

TALLAHASSEE — This week, the Florida Highway Patrol and its partners are participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs through June 5.
Published: 05/24/16
Highlands Hammock announces Haunted Hammock planning meeting

Highlands Hammock announces Haunted Hammock planning meeting

SEBRING — A planning meeting for Highlands Hammock State Park’s fourth annual Haunted Hammock Halloween event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 6 in the park’s Recreation Hall.
Published: 05/24/16
County not ready for pot civil citations

County not ready for pot civil citations

SEBRING — If police stop someone in Orlando and they have a small amount of marijuana, they may not be headed to jail.
Published: 05/24/16
Country store continues family tradition

Country store continues family tradition

AVON PARK — Out of habit, William “Steve” Maxwell still wakes up about 4:30 each morning to feed his dog and get ready for the day, which routinely includes a stint at the Maxwell Groves country store....
Published: 05/24/16

Authorities ID fatal accident victim

SEBRING — The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a motorcyclist who was killed after a collision with a semi-tractor trailer Monday as Bradford Stephen Giddens, 61, of Avon Park.
Published: 05/23/16
Scholarships presented by Alan Jay and Sebring Chamber

Scholarships presented by Alan Jay and Sebring Chamber

SEBRING — Ten high school seniors, eight from Sebring High School and two from Heartland Christian Academy, were recognized Monday at the 23rd annual Scholarship Awards & Recognition Banquet presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network and...
Published: 05/23/16
SO: Man arrested on battery, drug charges bit deputy

SO: Man arrested on battery, drug charges bit deputy

AVON PARK — A man facing arrest on drug charges tried to escape, and when unsuccessful, bit a deputy and continued to struggle, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 05/23/16
Woman harbored sexual predator, authorities say

Woman harbored sexual predator, authorities say

SEBRING — Authorities repeatedly told a woman that if she did not notify them of the whereabouts of her boyfriend, a convicted sexual predator, she could go to jail, according to a warrant released Monday.
Published: 05/23/16

Lake Placid woman dies in accident

LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid woman died Sunday after failing to negotiate a curve in the road, according to a news release.
Published: 05/23/16