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Memorial Day happenings

Memorial Day happenings

Memorial Day celebration set
Published: 05/25/16
Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

Lung Association: Sebring, Highlands among America’s cleanest

SEBRING — “When you live on a peninsula surrounded by oceans with fairly constant sea breeze,” says Highlands County Commission Chair Jim Brooks, yep, you get good air.
Published: 05/25/16
Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

Renovation makes sea services museum more accessible

SEBRING — When they joined the military, there wasn’t a lot those who served the country couldn’t do.
Published: 05/25/16
‘Morning at the Artists’ Village’ selected as 50th annual Fine Arts Festival print

‘Morning at the Artists’ Village’ selected as 50th annual Fine Arts Festival print

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League has unveiled the official festival print for the 50th annual Highlands Fine Arts Festival.
Published: 05/25/16
Investigation into alleged racist remarks begins

Investigation into alleged racist remarks begins

AVON PARK — The investigation into the alleged use of the so-called “n” word by any city staff members, administrators or city council members in a public setting will initially involve the interviews of at least seven people....
Published: 05/24/16

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

RIO (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid’s riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital....
Published: 05/24/16
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