SEBRING — For those with little ones that are ready to start Kindergarten, Walker Memorial Academy will have their “Kindergarten Roundup” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, starting at 6 p.m. Meet the teacher, tour the school and ask questions during the one-hour session.
AVON PARK — Councilwoman Brenda Gray has requested the city and county look into installing a traffic control signal and ADA crossing area at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Hal McRae Boulevard.
SEBRING — Now that Highlands County has a fourth penny on its tourist development tax, what might that extra revenue buy?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in American. history.
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) — Simon Beck carefully plots his course before shuffling through a windswept snowfield high in the Rocky Mountains.
SEBRING — A crash this week on State Road 66, and a subsequent mishap by a trucker, illustrated dual needs for caution and patience.
TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.
TALLAHASSEE — Less than a year after lawmakers agreed to change how the state licenses hospitals, a House health-care panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would continue to alter the industry by scrapping a ban on specialty, or “boutique,” hospitals.
TALLAHASSEE — A day after Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed the issue in his State of the State address, Republican lawmakers Wednesday continued moving forward with a proposal that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.
SEBRING — Shoppers at Lakeshore Mall last Saturday were treated to a surprise afternoon. The Highlands Woodcarvers set up tables in the mall atrium to display their creations and show the process of creating gorgeous carvings of birds, fish, caricatures, realistic humans, walking sticks and …
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been arrested after he tried to pawn a red California SG electric guitar signed by the members of rock band Van Halen that he stole from a storage unit, police investigators said.
If you drove Highway 27 last Saturday afternoon you were greeted by flag waving Americans in support of the 2nd Amendment. The oldest was Helen Preston, age 86, whose late husband served in World War II.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to” for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported to show two surface-to-air missiles 20 seconds …
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia’s leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named two House chairmen who led President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry as prosecutors for Trump’s Senate trial.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and inmates are forced to live in decrepit and dangerous conditions.
SEBRING — The driver of a pickup truck pulled into a parking space at Lakeshore Mall around midday Wednesday, heard a noise and saw what he thought was an apparent sinkhole after exiting the truck.
SEBRING — Five years ago, when Highlands, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry and Okeechobee counties formed the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization, they also came up with a Long Range Transportation Plan.
There are many reason’s why people put off correcting their hearing problem. While price or vanity comes quickly to mind, that is not always the primary concern of the patient. Recently, I have had a couple of patients actually admit that they put off getting their hearing corrected due to t…
Editor's note: This story has been updated from its printed version to reflect information from the driver that she did stop immediately after the wreck and called 911.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing to vote today to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate to start the historic trial, several people told The Associated Press.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called “snapback” of United Nati…
TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash.
TALLAHASSEE — Millions of dollars in Florida Forever land-conservation funds would be tied to sea-level rise and hurricane recovery under a measure moving forward in the Florida Senate.
LAKE PLACID — Avon Park High School social studies teacher Cynthia Barrett is Highlands’ Teacher of the Year and Cracker Trail Elementary School paraprofessional Kristine Sebring is the county’s School Related Employee of the Year.
SEBRING — Aktion Club of Highlands County serves many local residents in this area — children, mothers, elderly, people with disabilities and those in need. The club has been working on a fundraiser to generate funds to help some people with disabilities who are in desperate need for items t…
SEBRING — When the Technical Advisory Committee for the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization meets this morning, they will look at population, and employment.
SEBRING — Almost one year ago, a shooting at the SunTrust Bank known as the Midtown branch took the lives of five women in a senseless tragedy on Jan. 23. Countless lives were touched by the deaths of bank employees Debra Cook, Marisol Lopez, Jessica Montague, and Ana Pinon-William and custo…