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Places to go
Santa Claus and his elf will visit the Avon Park Library at 11 a.m. today. Kids of all ages are invited to bring their lists.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
School Board opposes Lake Placid alcohol changes
Lake Placid's proposed changes to its alcohol ordinance didn't sit well with the School Board of Highlands County, which sent a message to the town council with a unanimous vote against any changes.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Seven charged with Lake Placid home invasion
Seven people were arrested Tuesday and charged with forcing into a Lake Placid home when the home's six occupants were sleeping and robbing them, authorities said.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
'Star of Bethlehem' talk set at Archbold
What was the star of Bethlehem? Did the wise men in Matthew's Gospel have a supernatural guide or was it really a star? Can we use astronomy to pinpoint Jesus' true birthday? Archbold Education Coordinator Dustin Angell has organized an hourlong presentation that explores current ideas about the nature of the Christmas Star Dec. 20. "I originally ... (more)
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Geraldine L. Groves 1919-2013
She was born May 14, 1919, in Alliance, the daughter of the late James Gerald and Esther Lucille Gorrell Kirk.
Lake Placid attorney to stand trial
John Sanders Haile, who was charged in 2012 with selling the house of a deceased widow and then diverting more than $131,000 to his own accounts, has been ordered to stand trial in February.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
First rebuilt home to be sold Friday
John Hawthorne was at the work site on Wednesday, and so was the family who was earning sweat equity by painting the interior so 903 W. Bell St. would become their new address.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
These figures representing Christmas carolers were stolen from a shed ...
Not long afterwards, she and her husband had a brick memorial installed near First United Methodist Church.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Platters II serves up Greek, American eats in Sebring
Generous portions plus fresh ingredients add up to a tasty experience at Sebring's newly opened Platter's II Restaurant.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
County distributing parks reimbursements to municipalities
Due to the national recession affecting cities and towns around the country, Highlands County recreational reimbursements to municipalities for facilities and park maintenance is about $330,000 overall countywide, about $200,000 less than two years ago.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
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Tyler Beck Presenting Bird Habitat Program At Museum
Learn about habitat management and restoration work being conducted on Lake Okeechobee at the Clewiston Museum's free December program.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Editorial: AP should say yes to museum
Avon Park has made tremendous financial progress by streamlining policies, downsizing staff and cutting redundancies and waste.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Highlands building market improves, builders say
Walz, who owns Walz and Co., said factors beyond his control, such as what subcontractors charge, determine whether he can get the project completed and make a profit.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Salvation Army feeds the Thanksgiving Masses
GARY PINNELL/STAFF 112913 Sebring FL Volunteers on both sides of the line fill plates with turkey, ham, green beans, stuffing, rolls and cranberry sauce at the Salvation Army on Thursday.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Garbage collection changes, closures for Thanksgiving
For the unincorporated areas of Highlands County outside all city limits, Choice Environmental will move Thursday's garbage collection to Friday, and Friday's collection to Saturday.
Winter forecast is: dry weather ahead
According to the National Weather Service, "Below normal rainfall is forecast from November through January which may promote drought and condition the environment for an active wildfire season through early 2014."
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Christy Swift/Author Nancy Dale at home with her dog, Happy.
CHRISTY SWIFT/The manuscript of Nancy Dale's latest book sits on a desk in her home.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Restoration Center up for auction
Restoration Center, a large church building at the corner of State Road 66 and Sparta Road, will be up for auction on Dec.1 7. The building is currently used as the county's largest voting precinct.
Lorida-based musician David Carter is pursuing a solo career in...
Lorida-based musician David Carter is pursuing a solo career in country music after years of playing drums in other bands.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Places to Go
Ridge Area Arc will host an Early Black Friday Sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Arc Resale Store, 899 W. Main St. Everything will be 50 percent off.