Local News

Remembering her father on Memorial Day

Remembering her father on Memorial Day

SEBRING — Many who knew Ellis Ross Conley probably didn’t know he almost lost his life twice serving his country.
Published: 05/30/16
Vet Jam organizers seek sponsors

Vet Jam organizers seek sponsors

AVON PARK — The nonprofit, Avon Park-based Battle of the Bands Inc., is seeking individual and corporate sponsors for its Vet Jam Summer Fest in July.
Published: 05/30/16
Avon Park eyes master drainage plan

Avon Park eyes master drainage plan

AVON PARK — City officials continue working on ways to improve the water quality of popular Lake Verona.
Published: 05/29/16
Lake Placid Class of 2016 starts new chapter

Lake Placid Class of 2016 starts new chapter

AVON PARK — Finally, it was 1 p.m., and the time came Saturday for closing books and long-last looks.
Published: 05/29/16
Sebring High graduates 100th class

Sebring High graduates 100th class

SEBRING — “It’s time,” said Susan Whitehead, Sebring High School’s senior sponsor.
Published: 05/29/16
Experts predict ‘near-average’ hurricane season

Experts predict ‘near-average’ hurricane season

HIGHLANDS COUNTY — The Atlantic hurricane season that officially begins Wednesday is expected to be a near-average season with 12 named storms, five of which could become hurricanes.
Published: 05/29/16
AP High School Class of 2016 graduates

AP High School Class of 2016 graduates

AVON PARK — The Avon Park High School Class of 2016 graduates took center stage and filled the stage to accept their diplomas before a capacity crowd of parents and relatives Friday evening at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing A...
Published: 05/29/16
New science chair eyes expanded student research

New science chair eyes expanded student research

AVON PARK — James Hawker, a biology professor at South Florida State College, may spend less time in the classroom for the next few years.
Published: 05/28/16

FHP: Driver, 99, critically injured in Friday accident

SEBRING — A 99-year-old driver had to be airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after a two-vehicle accident at 6:20 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27 and Jeri Kay Lane, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release. ...
Published: 05/28/16
School district sidesteps transgender bathroom directive

School district sidesteps transgender bathroom directive

SEBRING — Bucking a federal directive, the Highlands County School District will not allow cross-gender bathroom use in the district’s group bathrooms and locker rooms, saying the goal is to protect the privacy and personal choice right...
Published: 05/28/16