LAKE PLACID — The town’s police department is holding a concealed permit class on Thursday, June 17 to raise money for a new light detecting and ranging (LIDAR) system. Police will use the technology to monitor traffic speeds around town; it can also be used in crash investigations.
LAKE PLACID — Soon-to-be pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Evangelical Church in Lake Placid, Dr. Robin Reed, said the event that brought so many people together on June 12 was a Holy Spirit movement.
VENUS — Three earlier articles (July 8, 2020, Aug. 19, 2020 and March 10, 2021) were published in the Highlands News-Sun and this is Part 4 of that series.
LAKE PLACID — June Donihi of Lake Placid has had a lot of surprises in her 100 years, but her friends managed to pull off a 100th birthday party without her knowing about it. They drove her to the Seventh-Day Adventist social hall in Lake Placid on her birthday, June 12. When she went inside…
LAKE PLACID — The Town Council is bucking a Highland County Board of Commissioners staff plan to charge Lake Placid and other municipalities for picking up downed branches and other storm debris.
LAKE PLACID — St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church in Lake Placid has a sewing ministry for adults. The members sew up all sorts of items and then donate them to assisted living homes and needy families. But, on Friday, June 11, the ‘sewers’ were made up of middle and high school …
SEBRING — Tomoka Heights residents still have a couple of years to adjust to what might happen with the entrances to their community when a fire station moves in.
LAKE PLACID — The shoulder patch worn by Lake Placid Police officers for more than a decade will be replaced by a new design in the coming weeks.
TALLAHASSEE — Touting the measure as a way of allowing students to “reflect and be able to pray as they see fit,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that will require public schools to hold moments of silence at the beginning of each day.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two more groups sued Florida over its new restrictive elections laws Monday, adding to a growing chorus of voter rights advocates who say the rules could keep some people from casting ballots.
Monday marked the two-week point in the Atlantic hurricane season, and the basin was brimming with activity. As the second named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season developed off the Eastern Seaboard Monday night, AccuWeather meteorologists continued to warn of the potential for deve…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy to…
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state’s most populous county during last year’s election.
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A worker who killed two people and wounded two more at an Alabama fire hydrant plant early Tuesday has been found dead, apparently after killing himself in a car, a police chief said.
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday moved to end a long-running dispute with the European Union over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers, a major breakthrough in the U.S.-EU trade relationship that comes on the eve of his highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Participants at the St. Francis Church Sewing Sleep Over Camp pose for a group photo. Sitting from left: Thason Sullivan, Maddie Long, and Marteena Booth; second row, from left: Haylee Nilsen, Mia Melendez, Matthew Melendez, and Melony Melandez; and back row, from left: Barbara McCarthy, Lau…
After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play were transformed, Father’s Day gifts can embrace comforting old favorites or celebrate exciting new interests.