After getting her haircut, Sarah challenged stylist Annette Hebert to put her hair up in a braid.

Dama Massey and her new hairdo courtesy of Annette Hebert and Today’s Creations of Sebring.

Antoinette Feliciano gets her hair cut by Annette Hebert of Today’s Creations of Sebring Square.

Mara getting excited about how she looked in the mirror getting her haircut.

Frances gets her haircut by Annette Hebert of Today’s Creations of Sebring.

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AVON PARK — The current global pandemic has changed the lives of everyone around the world. Social gatherings are small or non-existent. Sports have just started coming back but most without fans in the stands. Restaurants are letting in fewer people and your favorite stores are at the very …

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MISSION, Kan. — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus outbreak is heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland where anti-mask sentiment runs high.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commemorations were set to begin Friday honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman in American history to lie in state at the domed building, capping days of commemoration of her extraordinary life.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope.

There is some confusion about the name of the building on Main Street in Avon Park built in 1921 that is headed for demolition. Is it Wylde or Wild? The builder of this 99-year-old building was one, Max Wild. He came from Switzerland in 1892 and came to Avon Park in 1895. He married Mary Edi…

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results.

TALLAHASSEE — With Florida’s Oct. 5 voter-registration deadline looming, convicted felons and their advocates are scrambling to clear up outstanding court-related debts or take advantage of special programs so that people who have served their time behind bars can cast ballots in this year’s…

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted state COVID-19 business restrictions Friday, including limits on the numbers of people who can dine in restaurants, while also prohibiting local governments from closing restaurants and collecting fines from people who don’t wear face masks in public.

SEBRING — Highlands County had a relatively low increase of six new cases in the Friday update from the Florida Department of Health, for a total of 2,127 cases and no new deaths with the total remaining at 82 who have passed due to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstr…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killing…

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for a staggering 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks” of the coronavirus that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities have rescued 88 pilot whales and are attempting to free 20 others that survived Australia’s worst mass stranding, as crews prepare to remove 380 decomposing carcasses from the shallows of Tasmania state, officials said Thursday.

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis called for investigations Wednesday into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal fees so they can register to v…

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County currently has many employment openings from classroom teachers at the primary and secondary level to various school support personnel positions.

SEBRING — A pair of thieves broke into a Sebring church on Sept. 14 and made off with a laptop after partaking in the church’s supply of soda.

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SEBRING — A racially-charged post on the personal social media page of County Commissioner Arlene Tuck has drawn a rebuke from the chair of the County Commission and calls for an ethics investigation.

SEBRING — After 23 new cases were reported on Tuesday, Highlands County had seven new COVID-19 cases and one more death in the Wednesday update from the Florida Department of Health for a total of 2,111 cases and 82 deaths.

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