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Ready for the election showdown
Although that sounds like the first step to early voting on Aug. 16-23 and the Aug. 26 primary election, the supervisor of elections has actually been preparing since last year.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Avon Park RV Park annexed
The owner of Lake Glenada RV & Mobile Home Park, 2525 U.S. 27, said she was caught off-guard when she found out the 22.3-acre mobile home park was up for annexation by the City of Avon Park -- and it was.
Man says he accidentally fired gun into apartment
The residents of the adjoining apartment, who were near where the bullets ended up, said the accused shooter told them it was an accident and that he would take responsibility for the bullet holes in the wall, the report said.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole
Despite news reports that the hole was formed due to leftover construction debris from when the house was built sometime in the 1970s, the sisters were concerned about the home's property value going down by those who read news reports and perceived the possibility of a sinkhole opening up.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Tax on, tax off?
During this primary election Aug. 26, Highlands County registered voters will be asked to approve a ballot referendum on extending a 1-cent sales tax the county has been assessing since 1989.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
SEBRING a " There are two kinds of fire, according to Stephen Pyne.
In America's early days, the wrong kind was started by lightning, locomotives, litterbugs, hunters flushing out game, farmers clearing the land and, of course, Mrs. O'Leary's now-mythical cow in Chicago.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Man, woman accused of shoplifting for fake refunds
Jennifer L. Barton, 29, and John Wayne Barton, 33, both of 604 Bill Head St., Avon Park, were arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office in connection with those thefts, reports say.
Avon Park Estates residents concerned about possible sinkhole
But each week when Joann Moore went to mow her backyard, she noticed the hole behind her house, 8 S. Lantana Ave., getting bigger.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Three stores receive bomb threats
The businesses were two Dollar General Stores, one at 104 Tanglewood Drive, Sebring and one at 904 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park and the Family Dollar Store at 101 U.S. 27 North, Avon Park, Benton said.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
SEBRING – Their parents and grandparents would have been concerned about finding the right roll of film and learning how to develop it, aperture settings to adjust for light, shutter speeds and rewind releases.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Are drones flying over Avon Park?
In two county commission meetings, Dale Pflug has asked if the U.S. Air Force is flying drones outside the Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Only True Religion - The Establishment of "the Order of the Zews."
I hereby practice my first amendment rights and hereby establish "the Order of the Zews," which is the only true religion on the face of the earth that doesn't praise God in a name Satan created that all of mankind would praise him.
Michael Branham is dead
Branham, a retired Avon Park Police officer, was accused of shooting his wife, Janette, 40, a prominent Highlands County attorney, in July 2005.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Infant childcare hard to come by in Highlands County
As soon as mothers find out they are pregnant, they get their baby's name on the tight infant waiting list so they have a good shot at a slot opening when the birth actually takes place and it's time for them to go back to work.
LP councilman takes issue with school administratora s comment
Lake Placid Councilman Ray Royce believes the School Board of Highlands County doesn't have anything to boast about from the recently released school accountability grades.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Avon Park a " It took several attempts, but therea s no going back to the drawing board this time.
After repeated tries to get some financial backing from the City of Avon Park, the Heartland Cultural Alliance is poised to sign its signature on its canvass of persistence in opening a museum of art and cultural center.
Suspecta s statement regarding murder led to upgraded charge
But after the suspect, Javon Douryan Moses, 19, of 448 W. Perry Drive, Avon Park, admitted that he decided beforehand to murder Dwayne Council Jr., the charge was upgraded to first-degree murder, Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin said.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Sheriffa s office starts crisis intervention training
Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton has kicked off a two-year initiative to train law enforcement and detention deputies in crisis intervention techniques.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Memorial Elementary boosts grade from a Fa to a Ba
Memorial Elementary School made a remarkable turnaround, going from an “F” to a “B” grade, according to the preliminary elementary and middle school grades released Friday by the Florida Department of Education.