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Highlands Art League names new executive director
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:26PM
SEBRING — A Wauchula native has been named the new Executive Director of the Highlands Art League. The Board of Directors announced Wednesday that Susan Roberts has been hired for … read more.
CitraPac agreement signed by county
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:05PM
SEBRING — Highlands County is now officially in business with CitraPac. County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the interlocal agreement to help provide funding to build the company’s new plant at … read more.
Macbeth asks to be county employee
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:05PM
SEBRING — After four years of talk about an in-house attorney, County Attorney Ross Macbeth has offered to be that person for the Highlands County Commission. He suggested that he … read more.
County approves sidewalk schedule
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:05PM
SEBRING — Residents wanting to walk alongside Avon Park’s Cornell Street in the next five years will have to wait until the state has funded a sidewalk along Memorial Drive. … read more.
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Wine Walks out, Sip and Shop in
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:05PM
SEBRING —The monthly Wine Walk has been drawing people to downtown Sebring, but some merchants say it also is keeping people away. As a result, the event will have a new name — Sip and Shop — and will be … read more.

Monday Morning Nature Walks continue in March
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:18AM
SEBRING —The list of hikes for this season’s Monday Morning Nature Walks by Highlands Hammock will include a walk at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park and a walk at Seven Lakes. All walks are scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. … read more.

Unsung Hero: A family history of caring and sharing
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:16AM
LAKE PLACID — Unsung Heroes often run in generations. Take Eddie Mae Henderson, an acknowledged hero in the town of Lake Placid, but unknown in the rest of county. She follows in her mother’s footsteps. Henderson and her family arrived … read more.

Organization to help plan for future transportation needs in the area
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Elected officials often cringe when they hear the word “mandate” because it usually means there is no money to go with what is being required by the state. Another mandate has come down the pike affecting Highlands County, … read more.

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New Jersey officially announces $225M Exxon Mobil settlement
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has announced a settlement with Exxon Mobil that it says is the largest environmental settlement in state history, even though it is far less than the state initially sought. Acting Attorney General John J. … read more.

All-women’s Wellesley College to admit transgender students
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women’s colleges that accept transgender students. President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees’ chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday that “Wellesley will consider for admission any … read more.

Legislator says power billing plan unfair to consumers
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic state legislator says allowing power companies in Florida to bill customers for the cost of oil and gas exploration violates free market principles and cheats consumers. Rep. Dwight Dudley of St. Petersburg called Thursday … read more.

Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes 1st test
Thu  Mar 5 2015 01:55PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals has passed its test at the state Legislature. A Republican-controlled state Senate committee voted unanimously Thursday morning to support the bill, sending it to the full … read more.

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