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State legal bills mount in Seminole gambling dispute

TALLAHASSEE — Florida has paid more than $260,000 to private law firms in gambling lawsuits involving the Seminole Tribe of Florida, with the likelihood of hundreds of thousands of dollars more on the horizon.
Published: 05/01/16
SFSC athletic department honors student athletes

SFSC athletic department honors student athletes

AVON PARK — South Florida State College celebrated the academic and athletic achievements of its Panther student-athletes at an afternoon ceremony and reception on April 26.
Published: 05/01/16
Campaign begins to create memorial wall near raceway

Campaign begins to create memorial wall near raceway

SEBRING — For Sebring City Councilman Lenard Carlisle, plans to create a memorial park on Sebring Regional Airport property has special significance.
Published: 04/30/16
SFSC tries to draw more minority males to attend college

SFSC tries to draw more minority males to attend college

AVON PARK — Nearly 200 male students from the five high schools in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties attended Friday’s Minority Male Initiative at the South Florida State College Highlands Campus.
Published: 04/30/16
Audrey May speaks of success during SFSC commencement

Audrey May speaks of success during SFSC commencement

Audrey May, who is set to graduate from South Florida State College on May 5, doesn’t like statistics. More to the point, mathematics was her weakest subject.
Published: 04/30/16
SFSC celebrates commencement in two ceremonies on May 5

SFSC celebrates commencement in two ceremonies on May 5

AVON PARK — This year, South Florida State College celebrates spring commencement in two ceremonies Thursday, May 5 — at 4:45 p.m. and at 7:45 p.m. each — in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus...
Published: 04/30/16
LP man faces challenges toward earning his wings

LP man faces challenges toward earning his wings

LAKE PLACID — While ascending into the skies in a small plane last year, Scott Earley decided that despite life’s challenges he would focus once again on earning his pilot’s license.
Published: 04/30/16
SFSC offers test prep for new teachers

SFSC offers test prep for new teachers

AVON PARK — South Florida State College announces the availability of two test preparation classes for those interested in taking the Florida Teacher Certification Examination, more commonly known as the FTCE.
Published: 04/30/16
Firefighters union opposes Deleon’s proposals

Firefighters union opposes Deleon’s proposals

AVON PARK — City Manager Julian Deleon’s proposal to require future city firefighters to also handle law-enforcement duties would lead to confusion, or much worse, at the scenes of fires, auto accidents and other emergencies....
Published: 04/29/16
Three juveniles charged with robbery

Three juveniles charged with robbery

SEBRING — On Sunday, April 24, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery call in Avon Park, which has led to three minors being charged with robbery, authorities said.
Published: 04/29/16