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School paraprofessional provided alcohol, cigarettes to students, authorities say

SEBRING — In the latest of a string of incidents involving accusations of inappropriate relationships between school employees and students, a middle school paraprofessional is accused of providing two 13-year-old students with alcohol, accord...
Published: 08/23/16
Seaplane crashes at airport

Seaplane crashes at airport

A seaplane, an amphibious aircraft, was involved in an accident at Sebring Regional Airport around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Airport director Mike Willingham said two people were injured and were transported to the hospital. “Their injuries did not appe...
Published: 08/23/16
Aldi holding job fair

Aldi holding job fair

SEBRING — Aldi is holding a job fair Aug. 31 in Sebring and is hiring for store associates, shift manager and manager trainee positions.
Published: 08/23/16
New Taco Bell opens in Shelby Crossing

New Taco Bell opens in Shelby Crossing

SEBRING — Without skipping a beat, the new Taco Bell store in Sebring opened its doors a little after 11 a.m. Tuesday morning after its last shift at the old store Monday evening.
Published: 08/23/16
Shooting suspect found dead

Shooting suspect found dead

SEBRING — A 34-year-old Avon Park male suspect sought by authorities on an attempted murder charge has been found dead, according to a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Tuesday.
Published: 08/23/16
SFSC keeping it cool and safe as semester starts

SFSC keeping it cool and safe as semester starts

AVON PARK — On a hot and humid day, South Florida State College welcomed students to the fall semester Monday with free snow cones and bottled water at a greeting station near Building B.
Published: 08/23/16
Oktoberfest to return to Avon Park

Oktoberfest to return to Avon Park

AVON PARK — While it wasn’t celebrated last year, the city’s Oktoberfest is scheduled to return this fall.
Published: 08/23/16
Adventist Health System named ‘Most Wired’ health system

Adventist Health System named ‘Most Wired’ health system

SEBRING — Adventist Health System, which includes Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center with locations in Sebring and Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula, has been named a 2016 Most Wired health system, based on the results of Health...
Published: 08/23/16
Memorial Elementary closed Tuesday after transformer fails

Memorial Elementary closed Tuesday after transformer fails

AVON PARK — An electrical transformer behind the Memorial Elementary cafeteria blew out with a noise followed by smoke, but there were no flames Monday afternoon, according to Principal Courtney Floyd.
Published: 08/22/16
Chalk one up for Special STARS Got Talent Show

Chalk one up for Special STARS Got Talent Show

SEBRING — Drawing art with chalk on the sidewalk can be an easy feat for some but a major disappointment for those who can’t bend to reach the ground.
Published: 08/22/16