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Updated: 02/12/2018 08:08:04AM

A history of service

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From Left: Arnold Davis and Al Joe Hinson outside the Avon Park Council Chambers in 2013. Hinson served one term on the Avon Park City Council.



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From Left: Arnold Davis and Al Joe Hinson outside the Avon Park Council Chambers in 2013. Hinson served one term on the Avon Park City Council.



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From Left: Arnold Davis and Al Joe Hinson outside the Avon Park Council Chambers in 2013. Hinson served one term on the Avon Park City Council.



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From left: Avon Park Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray, who retired from the U.S. Army and Cmd. Sgt. Major Kevin Turner in 2008 at the Southside Veterans Garden dedication . Gray has served five three-year terms on the Avon Park City Council.

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From left: Avon Park Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray, who retired from the U.S. Army and Cmd. Sgt. Major Kevin Turner in 2008 at the Southside Veterans Garden dedication . Gray has served five three-year terms on the Avon Park City Council.

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From left: Avon Park Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray, who retired from the U.S. Army and Cmd. Sgt. Major Kevin Turner in 2008 at the Southside Veterans Garden dedication . Gray has served five three-year terms on the Avon Park City Council.

By MARC VALERO

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AVON PARK — Black history in Highlands County includes a few notable public servants and a number of educators who made a difference in their community and the county as a whole.

A school, Hill-Gustat Middle, is named in part for a black educator, Gwen Sanders-Hill and Sebring has a park named after a black city councilwoman, Mary Toney.

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