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Semitrailer hits school bus in Lake Placid
Thu  Dec 14 2017 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — A semitrailer ran into a stopped school bus Wednesday morning on U.S. 27, rolling the bus onto its left side and injuring most of the 39 students … Find out how to read more online.
TDC to issue Art & Culture Passports
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Visitors wanting to do the “big tour” of Highlands County can get passports for that next year. The exact date has not been announced. The Tourist Development Council … Find out how to read more online.
Fisher joins city staff; attorney cautions Barnard
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Two Avon Park city workers have requested to be reassigned citing stress, politics and “daily attacks” and the city attorney advised a council member to cease from … Find out how to read more online.
Power out Monday in Golf Hammock
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — A failed feeder line left 1,861 customers without power for 45 minutes Monday morning. Duke Energy crews switched customers to another line, but were still working on repairs … Find out how to read more online.
State Agency’s funding impacts Arc/Visions ADT
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Agency for Persons with Disabilities will be in the red if the Legislature doesn’t agree to spend at least an additional $89 million for a program meant to … Find out how to read more online.
Bomb scare near church forces evacuation
Mon  Dec 11 2017 09:38AM
AVON PARK — More than 100 people were evacuated when a suspicious item was spotted outside an Avon Park church Sunday morning, authorities said. About 2 1/2 hours later and … Find out how to read more online.
AP Council to consider annexation
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:22AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park City Council will consider, at its meeting today, an annexation agreement with Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church. The proposed annexation agreement states that the … Find out how to read more online.
Modern Day Princesses
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Most little girls dream of becoming princesses when they get older; for 10 young women that dream became a reality Sunday, Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church of … Find out how to read more online.
Top of the class
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The top honors went to Avon Park High ESE resource teacher Martin O’Hora and Lake Placid Middle ESE paraprofessional Brittany Phypers at the Summit Awards on Thursday evening … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC board approves strategic plan
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The South Florida State College District Board of Trustees approved recently the college’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022, which notes the increasing number of retirees impacting the national and … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC adds manufacturing certificate programs
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — South Florida State College has added five new college credit certificate programs for the Spring 2018 term, designed to prepare students for the workforce with manufacturing technical … Find out how to read more online.
Camp Florida Resort honors WWII vets with Pearl Harbor Memorial
Fri  Dec 8 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Thursday, Dec. 7, marked the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that launched America into World War II. Those same attacks killed 2,400 soldiers … Find out how to read more online.
County asked to support solar co-ops
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Solar cooperatives may have become a growth industry in Florida, but Highlands County commissioners did not want to endorse it immediately Tuesday. They told Audrey Asciutto of Highlands … Find out how to read more online.
AP administration addressing airport concerns
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — City administration has been addressing concerns expressed recently about the Avon Park Executive Airport. At the Nov. 13 City Council meeting, a couple of pilots said the … Find out how to read more online.
County approves Sun ’n Lake code changes
Fri  Dec 8 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Changes that Sun ’n Lake of Sebring supervisors approved in October have now, officially, been added to their building and minimum maintenance codes. The Highlands County Board of … Find out how to read more online.
Mom’s legacy benefits library’s genealogy room
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — Sandra McClenithan donated a family history book to the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Highlands Genealogical Society at the Lake Placid Memorial Library on Wednesday morning. … Find out how to read more online.
City to keep boat ramp closed
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — With continuing concerns about debris in Lake Jackson, the Sebring City Council decided to keep the Veterans Beach boat ramp closed at least until Tuesday, Dec. 19. Concerns … Find out how to read more online.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center closing Saturday
Thu  Dec 7 2017 05:00PM
SEBRING — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Recovery Center set up shop in Highlands County three months ago when Hurricane Irma caused devastation to the area. The DRC, located … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring Gas Systems explains gas leak
Wed  Dec 6 2017 12:40PM
SEBRING — Over the weekend, approximately 16 calls were made to local fire departments or Sebring Gas Systems because people smelled the malodorous stench associated with natural gas. Most of … Find out how to read more online.
FEMA: Private road debris OK
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Federal disaster officials told Highlands County commissioners Tuesday that they will reimburse for storm debris picked up off private roads. All the county needs, according to Federal Emergency … Find out how to read more online.
Lockett: ‘Blessing, best Christmas present’
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Edrick and Shekita Lockett got into a car Friday with their seven kids, thinking it would take them to a Habitat for Humanity board meeting. Instead, it took … Find out how to read more online.
Lake Placid votes for CRA
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — After months of concerns and debates, the Lake Placid Town Council approved final pieces to start a Community Redevelopment Agency. “Congratulations, Ms. Worley,” Councilman Ray Royce said … Find out how to read more online.
Promptly report school bus issues says transportation director
Wed  Dec 13 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — When a district school bus appears to be speeding or being operated carelessly it should be reported promptly to The School Board of Highlands County Transportation Department. A … Find out how to read more online.
Lake Placid will soon Save-A-Lot
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The seemingly interminable wait for the old Winn Dixie’s replacement in the Plaza strip mall, located at 70 Plaza Ave., is over. Save-A-Lot is set to open … Find out how to read more online.
Chen Dental brings smiles to those in need
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Chen Dental will hold its 5th annual Dentistry from the Heart event this Friday, Dec. 15. Chen Dental is located at 2190 U.S. 27. Organizers stress arriving early … Find out how to read more online.
Citrus leaders: ‘Contact Congress’
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:32AM
SEBRING — Local and state leaders in citrus want everyone whose livelihoods depend on citrus to contact their members of the U.S. Congress to stump for a federal relief/rebuild package. … Find out how to read more online.
AP Air Force Range celebrating 75th anniversary
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:20AM
AVON PARK — In the year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Avon Park doubled in size from around 3,000 residents to around 7,000. The United States government was in … Find out how to read more online.
Tower helps catch and deter speeders
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For motorists driving past a tower near Sun ‘n Lake, it was a choice to take a gamble or be cautious. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office placed the … Find out how to read more online.
Woman charged with child abuse
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — A woman has been charged with child abuse after a juvenile female told authorities that the woman beat her nonstop for 25 minutes because of an accident … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands News-Sun carrier honored by HOA
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Jose Sanchez saw a lot of residents of Crystal Lake Club after Hurricane Irma, delivering free daily newspapers from Highlands News-Sun. However, it was the help he … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring continues to get new businesses
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — If someone looked long enough, they might find 200 dresses at the UPS facility in Jacksonville. Laura Wade, who along with Dawn Smith was set to open Pure … Find out how to read more online.
Five local ALFs in compliance
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The state licensing body for assisted living facilities has listed The Palms of Sebring as having complied with the emergency generator rule. The Agency for Health Care Administration … Find out how to read more online.
Lorida church still recovering after Irma
Fri  Dec 8 2017 08:30AM
LORIDA — When on Thursday, members of the The Church of God of Prophecy learned that two families living in apartments were virtually without food, church member Brenda Crews eagerly … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring wants to make recycling more convenient
Fri  Dec 8 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The city of Sebring may eventually make recycling more convenient for its residents. Earlier this week, a majority of the Council came to a consensus that the city … Find out how to read more online.
Two wrecks in morning fog, one with bus
Fri  Dec 8 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Motorists had to contend with crashes in thick morning fog Thursday. One of them involved a Highlands County School bus. Fortunately, neither of the accidents had injuries. In … Find out how to read more online.
County tours Placid Lakes drainage
Thu  Dec 7 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — County engineering and road maintenance department heads toured Placid Lakes Tuesday to get a feel for drainage problems. According to a study by a local resident, and what … Find out how to read more online.
Rush to ship
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The busy mailing and shipping season has started and soon the send-by deadlines will be looming to get those gifts and cards to their destinations before Christmas. Alligator … Find out how to read more online.
Goodson’s ‘Light of the World’ on display at Genesis Center
Wed  Dec 6 2017 12:42PM
LAKE PLACID — Keith Goodson’s artwork can be seen all over Lake Placid; his murals grace the walls of many businesses in the uptown area. Now, art lovers can take … Find out how to read more online.
AP’s N. Central slated for improvements
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — North Lake Avenue will be repaved in a project that may also include new curbing and sidewalks, At a recent City Council meeting, City Manager Julian Deleon … Find out how to read more online.
Man seeking to open brewery in Sebring
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands County could have its first craft brewery if one man’s plans become reality. Herbert Somers said he is working on a plan and seeking financing so that … Find out how to read more online.


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