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Food fight: Brantley, parent spar in heated discussion over lunch rate hike
Sat  May 28 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — A parent upset at the quality of food at local schools sparred with school board members Tuesday night during discussion of a proposal to raise school lunch prices … read more.
Former SHS football star with link to Genpak murder nabbed in AP shootout
Fri  May 27 2016 04:24PM
AVON PARK — Lawmen have collared a seventh suspect in connection to a shootout earlier this month at a “Stop the Violence” event in Avon Park. Duran Nathaniel Randolph, 19, … read more.
Citizen board to review spending of proposed half-cent sales tax revenue
Sat  May 28 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — Heeding public calls for better financial accountability to taxpayers, The School Board of Highlands County on Tuesday set its seal of approval on the formation of a Citizen … read more.
‘Visit Sebring’ suggested as focus of county’s tourism logo
Sat  May 28 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — Mention Highlands County to someone outside the county, and they’ll ask where it is, unless you mention Sebring. That’s why some members of the Tourist Development Council want … read more.
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TDC helps SWAT, baseball events
Sat  May 28 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — Tourist promoters approved a $5,000 grant on Thursday to bring in two youth baseball state tournaments, and $1,000 to bring in another youth event, run by the Strategic Weapons and Tactics teams competition. Tourist Development Council members cited … read more.

Veterans saluted
Sat  May 28 2016 08:00AM
SEBRING — The Manor at Lake Jackson and Total Home Health partnered to honor veterans living in the assisted living facility at 2301 U.S. 27 South. Nine veterans from three conflicts were recognized for their service. Each veteran received a … read more.

Hit and run reward now $5,000
Fri  May 27 2016 03:34PM
AVON PARK — In their search for the driver who hit a toddler in Avon Park last month, Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information to $5,000. “Please call us, any information could be valuable in locating this vehicle … read more.

Another teacher facing charges
Fri  May 27 2016 04:24PM
LAKE PLACID — Another Highlands County teacher is in trouble with the law after alleged inappropriate contact with at least two students. Kenneth Alexander Oxsalida, 28, a teacher at Lake Placid High School, turned himself into the county jail Thursday … read more.

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Bedbugs in Tampa college classrooms
Sat  May 28 2016 01:19AM
TAMPA (AP) — The University of South Florida is dealing with an infestation of bedbugs. The Tampa Bay Times reports that instead of invading USF’s beds or dorms, the bugs have infested its classrooms. USF officials say six classrooms and … read more.

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
Fri  May 27 2016 09:04PM
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of … read more.

Rate hikes looming for Florida businesses after court ruling
Sat  May 28 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida regulators are being asked to approve a whopping 17.1 percent rate hike in insurance premiums paid by the state’s business owners to cover their employees. The agency that submits rate filings on behalf of insurance companies filed … read more.

Under new rules, an American couple finally has a word for Haitian child: daughter
Sat  May 28 2016 01:19AM
The first time Dan and Julie Cruz met the little girl with the wide eyes and the bright smile, she looked up, stretched out her arms and silently motioned to be picked up. “It was an awesome moment,” recalled Dan, … read more.

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