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Ready for the election showdown
Although that sounds like the first step to early voting on Aug. 16-23 and the Aug. 26 primary election, the supervisor of elections has actually been preparing since last year.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
SEBRING a " We have enough water to last at least until 2035.
That's according to the 2014 Lower Kissimmee Basin Water Supply Plan, a document produced by South Florida Water Management District.
The Temptations featured act at Florida Hospital gala
At the media sponsor kick-off Thursday, Florida Hospital Heartland Foundation staff announced The Temptations would be bringing their soul and Motown sounds to Sebring for the 20th annual gala at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the South Florida State College gymnasium.
Woman charged with robbing another woman
Shaniqua Devondra Blake, 26, 113 Stephanie Lane, Lake Placid, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with robbery.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
But by next fall, the almost two-acre field behind the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd., should be blossoming with an array of vegetables, fruits and herbs grown and cultivated by Highlands County residents.
Man accused of stealing tire rims
Wakem Tyewon Robinson, 24, 558 Broad St., was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, third-degree grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
Cold-hardy palms come in various shapes and sizes
When you finally reach that beach town, the streets are sure to be lined with lots of palm trees.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
SEBRING a " After a a oenoa vote at her first school board meeting on July ...
After a “no” vote at her first school board meeting on July 8, Highlands County School Board Member Jill Compton was again the sole board member to vote “no” on a budget issue at Monday's public hearing of the school district's tentative budget.
Program allows children to learn about being park rangers
But in the future, their experience may encourage them to become public advocates for the park, Highlands Hammock officials hope.
Man accused of stealing guns, televisions
Wayne Anderson Hutchins, 49, 204 Quail Ave., Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with burglary while armed, third-degree grand theft, grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Tax-free school shopping days set
Clothes, shoes and accessories - from purses to backpacks - are tax-free up to $100 or less per item, up $25 from 2013.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Tax on, tax off?
During this primary election Aug. 26, Highlands County registered voters will be asked to approve a ballot referendum on extending a 1-cent sales tax the county has been assessing since 1989.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
SEBRING a " There are two kinds of fire, according to Stephen Pyne.
In America's early days, the wrong kind was started by lightning, locomotives, litterbugs, hunters flushing out game, farmers clearing the land and, of course, Mrs. O'Leary's now-mythical cow in Chicago.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Man accused of misusing 911 system
Clarence D. Lowe, 59, 815 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with misuse of the 911 system and resisting an officer without violence.
Avon Park Estates residents concerned about possible sinkhole
But each week when Joann Moore went to mow her backyard, she noticed the hole behind her house, 8 S. Lantana Ave., getting bigger.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
SEBRING – Their parents and grandparents would have been concerned about finding the right roll of film and learning how to develop it, aperture settings to adjust for light, shutter speeds and rewind releases.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
A new generation of ag industry leaders
As anyone in the ag industry knows, it takes a lot of hard work, tenacity, dedication and perseverance to be successful.
Man accused of having sex with 13-year-old girl
William Gorby, 3748 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with lewd/lascivious behavior involving a child between the ages of 12 and 16 years old.
Researcher For Anti-Immigration Think Tank Wants To See Obama's 'Head On A Skewer'
A senior policy analyst from an immigration-restrictionist think tank wants to see President Barack Obama not just impeached, but publicly executed, he told a sympathetic audience last week.
Agero to increase workforce to around 600 during the next year
Agero, which has a call center in Sebring -- the shopping center where the south Winn-Dixie is located--expects to increase its number of employees from 500 to more than 600, said Barry Bittner, Sebring contact center director for Agero.