SEBRING — Sebring High School recently received national recognition for its work to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families who are pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.
In this image from video, Dr. Lindsey Thomas, a forensic pathologist, now retired, testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Friday, April 9, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin i…
SERING — This Tuesday evening the Highlands Tea Party will be hosting Highlands County Superintendent of Schools Brenda Longshore. She and Mentor Program Assistant Debbie Albritton will be discussing the Highlands County schools’ mentoring program.
SEBRING — On Saturday, April 10, there will be a street wedding held in the downtown area, specifically on West Center Avenue. This event will require a section of West Center Avenue to be closed with parking restrictions as well for the duration of the event. The surrounding roadways will r…
1. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II, was born at the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, Mon Repos, on the island of Corfu off the west coast of Greece, in 1921. At the time, Greece was still using the Julian calendar (and wouldn’t adopt the Gregor…
Highlands County got another mixed bag as far as COVID numbers go on Friday when the Florida Department of Health released the daily coronavirus report. After coming off a good day on Thursday, where all the numbers were decreasing, the county saw an increase in new cases and more deaths but…
SEBRING — A construction company proposes building a four-floor mixed use residential building on the Nan-Ces-O-Wee Hotel property, with an estimated construction cost of $9 million and total development to be $11 million.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a repairman, by former NFL player Phillip Adams — frequently wrote of the fragility of life and a deep-seated Christian faith that guided him per…
ATLANTA (AP) — A transgender woman held in a Georgia men’s prison says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment and that prison officials retaliated against her after she filed complaints and a lawsuit.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from the way he was held down by police, a retired forensic pathologist testified Friday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A man opened fire at a Texas cabinet-making company where he worked, killing one person and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper prior to his arrest, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz is retaining two prominent New York attorneys as he faces a Justice Department investigation into sex trafficking allegations involving underage girls.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge sentenced a 21-year-old man to 24 years in prison for killing an Ohio mother and her young daughter in a 2018 traffic crash.
TALLAHASSEE — A Senate panel Thursday put on hold a proposal that would give free online courses at state universities to veterans, active duty military members and other people who “went another direction” instead of finishing degrees. Consideration of the “State University Free Seat Progra…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose image went viral when she coughed on a customer at a Pier 1 store last year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
LONDON (AP) — Britain mourned the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday from the moment the BBC interrupted scheduled programming to broadcast the national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”
LAKE PLACID — Once again proving that all superheroes don’t wear capes, Lake Placid Police Department’s Sgt. Mostyn Mullins was recognized for his efforts in the community, both on and off the clock. Congressman Greg Steube presented Mullins with April’s Congressional MVP Award for Florida’s…
A lot of folks attending the 2021 Heritage Festival will be coming to a town that has disappeared but has had an important past. The only identifying piece to the town is a Florida State Historical Marker on the side of the road. The following will provide some information as to what occurre…
To celebrate Highlands County’s 100th Anniversary, the newly formed Heritage Association, is sponsoring a two-day, family-friendly 2021 Highlands County Heritage Festival April 17-18. The celebration will be held at the historic Edna Pearce Lockett Estate, located at Fort Basinger at the Hig…
TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Wilton Simpson made clear Wednesday he supports banning COVID-19 “passports” that would prove people have been vaccinated, despite calls from the cruise industry to allow their use after ships have been docked for more than a year because of the pandemic.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.
TALLAHASSEE — Tens of millions of dollars a year would go to combat the effects of rising sea levels under bills passed Thursday by the Florida House and headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
SEBRING — Delray Daedon Kendrick, 42, of Sebring, was arrested just before 2 a.m. on April 2 by Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies. He is being charged with selling marijuana, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon, possession of drug equipment…
TALLAHASSEE — A plan to use taxes on sales by out-of-state online retailers to help Florida businesses is heading back to the Senate for a final vote after passing the House on Thursday. With several Democrats arguing that working Floridians will be hurt by the proposal, the House voted 93-2…
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally shot one man and injured another, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50.
Last summer, two U.S. officials ventured into hostile territory for a secret high-stakes meeting with American adversaries.
SEBRING — Firefighters in Highlands County have been very busy of late with both structure fires and brush fires as well as their usual calls. Wednesday afternoon proved to be no exception with two separate fires that destroyed residences and one causing a brush fire.
Highlands County had its new cases of coronavirus increase by 21 per the Florida Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 update on Thursday – a small improvement over the past few days. In fact, most of the coronavirus numbers have seen some improvement.
LAKE PLACID — Katreka Carter came back to her old stomping ground of Highway Park to host her book signing and meet and greet on March 27 at the Village Green Resource Center. The event brought friends and family as well as non-fiction romance fans together while they met the author.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — America’s founding fathers got a reprieve Tuesday in San Francisco, when the city’s scandal-plagued school board formally suspended a plan to rename 44 schools as part of a racial reckoning that critics said went too far.
Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Navy medic who shot and wounded two U.S. sailors before he was killed by police on a nearby Army base was assigned to a Naval medical research center in Maryland for nearly two years, according to his service record.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday threw her weight behind a “short, uniform lockdown” as the country grapples with a high level of coronavirus cases fueled by the spread of a more contagious variant first detected in Britain.
AVON PARK — The Florida College System (FCS) has named two South Florida State College (SFSC) students to the 2021 All-Florida Academic Team.
This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 16 and older. But across the state, more than 70,000 people still don’t have access to the vaccine. Those men and women are Florida state prisoners.