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School board supports half-cent sales tax referendum
Citing numerous school maintenance and security needs, the Highlands County School Board supports putting a half-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot.
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Firefighters, city reach contract agreement
Union members who work to save lives, prevent fires and put their lives on the line daily got an increased pay rate and the City of Avon Park's pension liability should decrease.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Retirement doesn't keep Tito Ramos from serving those less fortunate
Above left: Pastors Tito Ramos and Joe Valentine pray last month during a meeting of the Jericho Prayer Team.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Early settlers stand outside of Milt Baker's Grocery, the first store in Sebring, in 1911.
A steamer trunk on display at Avon Park's Depot Museum originally belonged to Mary King, one of the city's first permanent residents.
Avon Park man critical after scooter accident
Highway Patrol Trooper A. Franks reported that at 10:28 a.m., Daniel Deuel, 63, of 2301 N. Archer Road was southbound on his block, just south of Agar Road.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Commissioners weary of long-term issues
Canale, a commissioner herself in the 1990s, had suggested five weeks ago that a gun and archery club be allowed to lease a mined-out Avon Park clay pit.
ABC Action News
Responses to G4S facilities cost taxpayers
The I-Team reviewed records that found G4S, contracted to run state Department of Juvenile Justice centers, had to call deputies for help hundreds of times in recent years.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Commissioner rebukes tea partier
Highlands County commissioners did a lot of listening Tuesday morning: they heard from Geri Canale, who wanted to lease an abandoned Avon Park clay pit but backed out after a motion to ask for bids; they listened to a paramedic supervisor who was fired after being accused of taking a prescription drug belonging to his wife, and they were lectured ... (more)
Mon Mar 03, 2014
WJHG-TV Panama City
Moral Monday Seeks Changes
It was Moral Monday at the state Capitol Monday. Hundreds of people representing unions, the NAACP, and others voiced concerns about the direction of the state.
Assistant district governor of Rotary District 6890, Group VI 'always willing to help out'
Representatives from the Sebring Sunrise Rotary: president Kevin Hacker, assistant district governor Greig Drury, and president-elect Kris Wheelock, who will take over the presidency of the club on July Above: Sebring resident Greig C. Drury is the assistant district governor of Rotary District 6890, Group VI.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Pedestrian, 51, struck by car, dies Friday night
A 51-year-old Sebring resident was killed late Friday night after being struck by a Mercury Grand Prix on U.S.27 south of Grand Prix Drive in Sebring while trying to cross the road, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Tailgate thefts on the rise in Highlands County
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau , the theft of pickup truck tailgates has been rising over the past four years.
Wife of jail inmate accused of being part of identity theft scheme
An Avon Park woman was arrested after admitting that she knew her husband was giving her stolen credit card information to help him to be able to make calls from jail, according to a report released Thursday.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Career fair exposes students to different fields
Shelby Nul, a South Florida State College cosmetology student,l works on a mannequin's hair during the college's career fair on Thursday morning.
Asbury Park Press
Robert Powers of Florida nabbed in Lakehurst on arson warrant
Robert Powers Jr., 47, of Avon Park, Fla., a fugitive wanted in connection with an arson at a Days Inn Motel in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Sun N' Lake joins county's largest fire district
West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, already Highlands County's largest, will now be allowed to assess Sun N' Lake properties for fire protection, and that added another 7,500 to what is now a 60,000-person district.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Avon Park building owners, city settle code case
After nine months of legal wrangling, a settlement has been made in a legal matter between the owners of a downtown building who wanted to turn it into a boarding house and the City of Avon Park.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Commissioners agree to new sheriff's office
Conceding they may not build anything else until 2019, the Highlands County commissioners voted 5-0 for a new sheriff's office.
Longtime businesses closing up shop
When Sue Law opened her women's fashions boutique in Avon Park 26 years ago it was nearly the size of cubby hole.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Lake Olivia dock still underwater for now
It was constructed to give folks access to fishing or getting in and out of a boat or canoe, but the dock has become more suitable for fish than humans.