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Avon Park pageant marks 30-year milestone with new features

AVON PARK — The 30th anniversary of the Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce pageant, which is set for Saturday, is going to be different in more than one way.
Published: 04/28/16
Major upgrades planned for Durrah Martin

Major upgrades planned for Durrah Martin

AVON PARK — The historic Durrah Martin Baseball Complex has long been known as the place where rising-star ballplayers hone their skills.
Published: 04/28/16
Twenty five veterans will head to Washington next month

Twenty five veterans will head to Washington next month

SEBRING — For Paul Hinman, a Highlands County resident and Vietnam veteran, an upcoming opportunity to visit the Vietnam Wall Memorial will be bittersweet.
Published: 04/28/16
LP resident focuses on security cameras

LP resident focuses on security cameras

LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid resident, who believes more stores in town should have exterior security cameras, has been contacting businesses with her concerns.
Published: 04/28/16
Sebring Relay For Life set for Saturday

Sebring Relay For Life set for Saturday

SEBRING — The American Cancer Society’s biggest effort to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to fight the disease is finishing up this year’s efforts in Highlands County with the Sebring Relay for Life event this weeken...
Published: 04/28/16
Choosing an appropriate walking cane

Choosing an appropriate walking cane

Dear Savvy Senior, I have severe arthritis in my knee and could use a walking cane to help me get around. Is there anything I should know about canes before I buy one?
Published: 04/28/16
Public hearing set for future of Platt Branch WEA

Public hearing set for future of Platt Branch WEA

SEBRING — A 10-year plan for the Platt Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., in Sebring....
Published: 04/28/16
Summer schedule for park tram tours and CCC museum

Summer schedule for park tram tours and CCC museum

SEBRING — Highlands Hammock’s guided, narrated tram tour that runs through the park and into restricted areas where visitors may observe alligators, water birds, deer and other wildlife will be limited to running at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday an...
Published: 04/28/16

Motorcycle driver injured in accident

SEBRING — A motorcycle driver was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle hit a median on U.S. 27, causing him to fall off the vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
Published: 04/27/16
Victim of hit-and-run recovering

Victim of hit-and-run recovering

AVON PARK — Brianna Fuentes, the 3-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident Saturday, is recovering, family members say.
Published: 04/27/16