SFSC to get its first franchise eatery
But, for the first time, South Florida State College is opening its doors to a food franchise and new culinary neighbor: Subway.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Corral of cuisine
For the past three years, Davis has driven to the Lowe's Home Improvement center parking lot to get a lunch of burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, wraps or even a gator sandwich from the window of the Loafin' Around Cafe food truck.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Stolen, pawned Rolex watches returned to elderly woman
The elderly woman's now deceased husband had bought one of the watches for her, and she later bought the other watch for him.
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)
a Bird mana Kowalski talks about struggles, triumphs
The 90-year-old World War II veteran was president of the Highlands County Audubon Society for five years in the late 1980s, and has written about his feathered friends at some point in every local news publication.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Lake Placid to hold first-ever town trunk-or-treat
But the end result should be the same: a bag full of candy and treats and smiles underneath masks and the faces of ghouls, goblins, cartoon characters, princesses and other Halloween entities.
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Home search leads to recovery of stolen property
Investigators searched a residence at 112 E. Canal Way NE, after receiving information that items stolen during burglaries of Mid-State Fire and Mag Mimi warehouses were stored there, she said in a news release.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
SO: 26 out of 31 stores pass alcohol compliance sale checks
These compliance checks are part of the sheriff's strategy to help reduce underage drinking and access to alcohol.
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.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Man accused of lewd behavior with minors
David Eugene Rickett, 35, no address given, was arrested last week by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with nine counts of lewd/lascivious conduct involving minors, violation of an injunction and tampering with evidence.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Governor bestows service medals on 380 vets
Gov. Rick Scott claps to honor the veterans in the crowd during the Governor's Veterans Service Award ceremony at the Florida Army National Guard armory in Avon Park on Friday.
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.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Caregiver accused of stealing Rolex watches
Nancy Lee Wilkes, 34, of Lake Placid, was arrested by the Lake Placid Police Department and charged with two counts of grand theft from an elderly person, Police Chief James Fansler said in a news release.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
LP council wary of fire training house burns
Plans by the Highlands County Fire Services to burn derelict houses for firefighter training raised many concerns from the town council with Councilman Steve Bastardi firmly against it.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Winners of photography exhibit announced
It celebrates the original artwork of local photographers with nearly 50 photographs and will be on display until Sept.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
10 years later, we take a look back at the summer of 2004
Sebring Gardens RV Community resident Helen Bellingham hugs her ex-daugther-in-law, Pauletta Barrett, after reuniting to her home for the first time after Hurricane Frances.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Learn to be a clown in school
Albin "Big Al" Pelski, the foundation's president, in front of Toby the Clown Foundation, Inc. American Clown Museum & School in Lake Placid, Fla.
Instead of taking her home, Weylin Rodriguez drove to Orlando to force C.G. into prostitution, the Orlando Sentinel reported in 2012.