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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
Authorities say one gun thief hit another with a gun
Dennis Terrio Davis, 32, 3705 Vilabella St., Sebring, the man accused of hitting the other with the gun, was arrested on a warrant and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Report: Yard sale for jail bond has stolen items
The only problem, the report said, was she ended up being arrested after some of the items in the sale were reported stolen, the arrest report said.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Highlands County seal
SEBRING – With the stroke of Gov. Rick Scott's pen, the state's record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget and 159 other bills approved by the Legislature went into effect Tuesday and the trickle down into Highlands County is being viewed with optimism.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
100 fire hydrants to be painted pink
For those not too familiar with Sebring's fire hydrants, they may not realize the hydrants have a variety of colors, yellow on the main part of it and either red, orange, green or blue on the top.
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District wired for student-owned computers [Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. :: ]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 05--SEBRING -- At the start of the new school year, the technology will be in place to allow students to use their own computers to access the Internet while in class, but each school will set its own "bring your own device" policy.
Donations sought for ill ex firefighter
Now, Welborn needs help from the community he served, to save his own life since being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Child care center trying to help struggling, working parents
How was she going to afford day care for her three kids, now ages 3, 4 and 4 months old.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
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.
Sebring gives initial support to Project Nitrogen
Council members said they would support contributing $250,000, which would help pay for construction of a new manufacturing plant.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Childrena s ministry coordinator charged with molestation of juvenile
Christopher Douglas Friend, 21, 1722 Iris Ave., Sebring, the coordinator at Grace Church, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from the Orange County Sheriff's Office charging him with lewd/lascivious molestation involving a juvenile, ages 12 to 15. “This is not related to any event that occurred in Highlands County,” said the Rev.
Getting a drivera s license changes everything
I constantly felt like I was about to run a red light, hit a dog, or run into a pole.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
County, city may give school lunch provider $1 million
The Sebring Regional Airport community redevelopment authority would add another $150,000, and the City of Sebring would contribute $250,000.
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.
Suspect arrested after chase
Sandy Vega, 24, no street address given, Sebring, was arrested by the Sebring Police Department and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, trespass, resisting an officer without violence, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of a designated area, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
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)
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Thu Jun 26, 2014
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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Area hospitals may face fines over care concerns
This fall, fines will be levied against hundreds of hospitals across the country for falling short in patient care, and WINK News found several Southwest Florida hospitals are at risk.