Friday Jul 11
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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Wed Jul 09, 2014
Agricultural family spans six generations
Just after the close of the Civil War that wrenched the nation in two, William Jackson Scarborough was a 17-year-old boy living in O'Brien, Florida, just southwest of Lake City near the banks of the Suwannee River.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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.
Woman accused of fraud at restaurant
Just for serving a beer costing less than $2, she would receive a tip that might be as much as $100, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
LP church building large center for arts and recreation
Workers with RCV Construction, Inc. work on a new building at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid on Monday morning.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
School district adding portables at a overload schoolsa
They're back. The School Board of Highlands County will be bringing in more portable classrooms for the 2014-15 school year.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Highlands County to get new circuit criminal judge
The addition to the Highlands County Courthouse was still years away and at the time he was the only judge assigned to Highlands County, which meant he might hear criminal cases one day and civil cases the next, he said.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Community covers Lake McCoy watershed project shortfall
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.
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.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Highlands Hammock seeks volunteers
Lake Placid residents to open and close Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park. Opportunities to assist with trail and facility maintenance are also available.
Sat Jun 14, 2014
Highlands courtrooms will be busy with big cases
Those five are among the dozen circuit court cases scheduled for trial next week in Highlands County.