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SFSC alumnus believes in giving back

SFSC alumnus believes in giving back

AVON PARK — Every college dreams of having alumni like Max Gooding.
Published: 02/05/16
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is a list of events going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 02/05/16
House backs gun bills but ‘trouble’ ahead in Senate

House backs gun bills but ‘trouble’ ahead in Senate

TALLAHASSEE — After more than three hours of debate — with most Republicans in favor and nearly all Democrats opposed — the House approved a pair of controversial gun-related measures Wednesday that may never reach the Senate flo...
Published: 02/05/16
New fire chief installed for DeSoto City

New fire chief installed for DeSoto City

SEBRING — DeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Ben deBree is retiring after 10 years of leading Station 18. At a pinning ceremony held Wednesday, Scott Kaplan was appointed as the station’s new fire chief....
Published: 02/04/16

Highlands Today looking for freelance writers

Highlands Today is looking for freelance writers to do occasional news stories for our paper and feature write-ups for our special sections, from our monthly Your Health to special publications geared toward community events. News writing experience ...
Published: 02/04/16
Tickets selling for AP historical society banquet

Tickets selling for AP historical society banquet

AVON PARK — Catherine Cornelius, retired president emeritus of South Florida Community College, now known as South Florida State College, will be the guest speaker for the Avon Park Historical Society’s annual banquet Feb. 25 at the Hot...
Published: 02/04/16

‘Fire in the scrub’ nature walk set

VENUS — Kevin Main, land manager at Archbold Biological Station, will be leading a “Fire in the Scrub” nature walk followed by a live fire demonstration from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Learning Center. The public is invited to ...
Published: 02/04/16
End of the road for some specialty tags

End of the road for some specialty tags

SEBRING — Chances are, Gator fans who want a University of Florida license plate will always be able to get one. But maybe not for the Florida Institute of Technology.
Published: 02/04/16
City to install security cameras at Veterans Beach

City to install security cameras at Veterans Beach

SEBRING — In the wake of several undercover arrests at Veterans Beach Park last week, Sebring officials have decided to install surveillance cameras at the recreational facility.
Published: 02/04/16
Teacher pay increase slated for April 1

Teacher pay increase slated for April 1

SEBRING — Teacher pay is set to increase for Highlands District educators on April 1 under a revised 2015-16 salary schedule.
Published: 02/04/16