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Avon Park, Florida is located in Highlands County. Zip codes in Avon Park, FL include 33825, and 33826. The median home price in Avon Park is $95,000 which is roughly $48/per square foot. More Avon Park information.

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Friday Jul 11 | Highlands Today

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.

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Friday Jul 11 | Highlands Today

Medicaid privatization deadline nears for recipients

The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a year bill was consuming the state budget.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Highlands Today

Pot-bellied pigs OK

At their Tuesday meeting, the planning commission discussed an amendment to the land development regulations “providing for allowing pot-bellied pigs in residential zoning districts.” P&Z also recommended a separate ordinance that currently allows three sheep, goat or hogs on at least one acre.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Highlands Today

Man accused of doing work without having a license

Bobby Lee Taylor, 58, 2813 Wellston Ave., Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with felony contracting without a license and performing work without obtaining a building permit.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Highlands Today

SEBRING a " When Jennifer Payne and her husband bought the Lake Placid...

Since then, Payne has added four more grades, and, come August, will add middle school to the academy, which serves about 175 students from age 2 upward.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Highlands Today

New ordinance would let pot-bellies inside the house

That suits Rick Haberman, who owns ChinaDoll Farms on Butler Road, east of Avon Park.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Highlands Today

Girl Scouts preserve history in sidewalk project

After about 40 hours of painstaking work since February, four Troop 773 Girl Scouts - Mikyla Berish, Zoe Stanley, Casey Pollard and Torie Allen - re-etched on a new concrete path more than 60 names of former Girls Scouts and Girl Scout leaders that had once been penciled in on a sidewalk the county is now tearing up.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Highlands Today

Burglary report leads to discovery of drugs

What started as a report of a burglary ended up with the supposed victim being arrested on drug charges, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Highlands Today

Family Dollar recently opened at the corner of North Ridgewood Drive...

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Bureau of Labor statistics, Highlands County generated just over $211 million in wages as of December 2013.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Highlands Today

Two years later, neglected children making progress, aunt says

That was where authorities said she and her two sisters and a brother were fed very little and kept in their bedrooms most of the day in a filthy apartment full of cockroaches.

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Highlands Today

Sebring High School is the countya s largest high school with 1,500 students registered.

Highlands County is well-known for its oranges and cattle, but did you know that before citrus, pineapple was king in Avon Park? Or that the Avon Park Lakes area used to be a ranch and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in helping sell or market lots there? The 12 Hours of Sebring and the Sebring International Raceway fans have ... (more)

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Highlands Today

Air Force base hangar turns 70

AVON PARK – It in its heyday, P-51 Mustang and B-17 Flying Fortress planes would regularly pull in for service and loading; hundreds of U.S. Army Air Corpsmen would scurry about, making sure the planes were ready for flight and eventually possible action during World War II.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Highlands Today

Former president, treasurer of AP youth baseball association arrested

Christopher Wayne Tolar, 37, the former president, 1819 Torrington Ave., Avon Park, and Sharon Lynette Tomlinson, 54, the former treasurer, no street address given, Avon Park, were both charged with third-degree grand theft and fraud involving less than $20,000.

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Community covers Lake McCoy watershed project shortfall

June 24 -- LAKE PLACID -- Community support came through to complete the funding for the Lake McCoy watershed project, to improve the water quality of Lake Placid's southernmost lake.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Highlands Today

Avon Park airport eyes new hangars, new taxiway

The City of Avon Park has entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to demolish and reconstruct T-hangars for airplanes and build a new taxiway.

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Highlands Today

Building increases slowly in Highlands County

Chris Henson, a worker with Heartland Restorations, lines up his saw on Monday to trim a piece of a door frame for a closet door he was installing in a new house being built in Covered Bridge.

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Sun Jun 22, 2014

Highlands Today

Eyes in the sky will watch illegal dumpers

When Highlands County's new geographic information systems coordinator starts, illegal dumpsites in the county will be mapped.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

Highlands Today

Under-the-radar a oegotha scene thrives in Highlands County

SEBRING – They prefer the darker side of life, clinging to the fringe of fanaticism through dress, music, attitude and lifestyles.

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Examiner.com

Fla. mom convicted in the manslaughter of her 9-month-old son

Prosecutors said that the Florida mother watched and did nothing as her children grew skinnier and skinnier with each passing day.

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Highlands Today

Highlands County will see two school board races

Two are non-partisan school board races. In District 1, Charlene Edwards and Al Joe Hinson will challenge incumbent Ronnie Jackson.

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