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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
Improvements slated for AP street

Improvements slated for AP street

AVON PARK — North Central Avenue will be repaved and will get other improvements with funding from a Florida Department of Transportation Grant.
Published: 02/04/16
Single vehicle rollover results in minor injuries

Single vehicle rollover results in minor injuries

SEBRING — At least one person was transported by ambulance to a hospital with apparently minor injuries after an SUV went off of U.S. 27 and flipped over near 1406 U.S. 27 North and Whatley Street.
Published: 02/03/16
Woman spit on deputies, authorities say

Woman spit on deputies, authorities say

SEBRING — As two Highlands County deputies attempted to arrest an Avon Park woman, she spit on them, according to a warrant released this week.
Published: 02/03/16
Man accused of having sex with child

Man accused of having sex with child

SEBRING — A Sebring man was arrested after a Sebring High School student told authorities he had been sexually battering her since she was 8 years old, according to a warrant released Wednesday.
Published: 02/03/16