Leadership Highlands extends application deadline
The program familiarizes participants with the infrastructure, agencies and economic enterprises that exist in Highlands County; exposes participants to the range of needs in the community and identifies resources to meet those needs; provides participants with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with each other community leaders; and ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The State of Florida Primary Elections & Black Sub servitude
What I predict is going to happen today in Highlands County and perhaps Florida statewide, is we are about to have a very low turnout among blacks, for our midterm primary elections.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Ex youth baseball group treasurer faces more charges
Sharon Lynette Tomlinson, 54, 2063 W. Royalton Ave., Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with 12 counts of making a false entry on the books of a corporation.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Landfill study to answer tipping fees, revenues questions
Not long after the Town of Lake Placid put together a contract to take all or part of its trash to the Okeechobee County Landfill, the Avon Park City Council looked into the possibility in March.
The City of Avon Park
Capt. David Cloud of the Avon Park Fire Department said the Insurance Services Office, based in New Jersey, upgraded Avon Park's fire rating from a 4 to a 3, making it one of the top-rated such entities in the nation.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Man accused of molestation
An Avon Park man was arrested after being accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl, according to a report released Thursday.
LPPD: Robbery suspect may be linked to others
Ezekial Jamel Rudolph, 30, 400 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, was arrested by the Lake Placid Police Department and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, petit theft and armed robbery.
Kevin Kasley, owner of K-Kasley Aircraft Services, leases a hangar...
A survey to gauge the economic impact by airport hangar tenants and businesses bordering the Avon Park Executive Airport was distributed in April by the Advisory Board for the Avon Park Executive Airport Community Redevelopment Agency.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Man accused of burglarizing church
Michael Lydale Rhoden Jr., 19, 204 Joe Hilton Road, Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with criminal mischief involving a church, burglary of an unoccupied structure and petty theft.
New ordinance: Dona t feed feral cats
Dogs, cats and ferrets four months or older must be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian and revaccinated every 12 months.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Early voting continues through Saturday
A total of 718 people voted in the first three days of early voting in Highlands County, according to Highlands County Supervisor of Election Penny Ogg.
Six decades of practice -- and still going
After working as a private practice lawyer, Lanier was appointed small-claims court judge in the old Highlands County courthouse when it was still clattering with the sounds of manual typewriters and had no air-conditioning.
New school year will usher in significant changes
Big changes for the 2014-15 school year starting Wednesday include 16 new school administrators, changes to the Code of Student Conduct and the introduction of new Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessments.
County could get $6 million affordable rental project
The Florida Housing Finance Corp. has preliminarily approved $5 million for Cornell Colony, which will be located on what is now an empty field at 517 W. Cornell St., said Larry Shoeman, executive director of the Avon Park Housing Authority.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Fergusson City Must Deal with the Problem and not Symptoms
The problem is the cause and the symptom is the effect. For an example an anger problem, can cause an effect or consequence.
Tracks, software help deputies nab burglary suspect
And they ended up receiving further help from a computer software program, according to a report released Friday.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
The good ole days of childhood?
As a child, Highlands County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Nell Hays says she spent many morning and afternoons playing alone in the playground across the street from her house in Rockford, Ill.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Plans proceed for new sheriffa s office
That gives Sheriff Susan Benton a few months to move into a proposed new office, if it's built by then.
Early voting for primary election starts Saturday
The early voting sites are: Kenilworth Training Facility, 4500 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring; Avon Park City Hall Council Chambers, 123 E. Pine St., Avon Park; and the “This is your chance to get it done early and avoid possible lines at the polling places, especially at the larger precincts such as precincts 4, 5, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19 & ... (more)
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The AIDS Pandemic in Highlands County
AIDS is one of those diseases tied to immorality. Today people are living longer with HIV/AIDS, due to medical technology.