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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.
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
County jail inmate found dead
Detention deputies found Jesus G. Avitia, 25, with an address on Seventh Street, Sebring, unresponsive at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sheriff Susan Benton said in a news release.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
July, August, September? When does Highlands Countya s hottest day fall
It's hot in the morning, hot in the evenings and very hot in the afternoons -- and goes on for what it seems like ever -- until the cool spell trickles in -- after the whole state has prayed for some relief.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Sebring developer, Collier County landowner dispute road
SEBRING – It's a 126-mile, two-hour-plus trip south through the groves and pastures of central Florida, the marsh bordering the Big Cypress National Preserve and straight into history that brings Sebring to the swamps.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Infant childcare hard to come by in Highlands County
As soon as mothers find out they are pregnant, they get their baby's name on the tight infant waiting list so they have a good shot at a slot opening when the birth actually takes place and it's time for them to go back to work.
LP councilman takes issue with school administratora s comment
Lake Placid Councilman Ray Royce believes the School Board of Highlands County doesn't have anything to boast about from the recently released school accountability grades.
Job fair brings veterans, employers together
SEBRING – U.S. Army National Guard veteran Roberto Maldonado moved alone to Highlands County about two months ago and hopes to bring the rest of his family to the area once he gets established - and that means finding work.
Aero-TV: AIRBOSSINC -- Providing An Alternative to the FAA
While at the Light Sport Aircraft Expo 2014 in Sebring, Florida ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell was flying a lot of planes and noticed how smoothly the air traffic control tower operations were going.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
SEBRING a " Arnold Austin is on a fixed income so he always keeps tabs on gas prices.
When time came for him to pump some gas Tuesday, he decided to go for only $20 worth in case prices fall a little further, as he has read in the media it might do.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Man charged with neglect of infant
Within the last three days, both adults were arrested again after a follow-up investigation showed that an infant in the household was malnourished and had broken bones, officials said.
SEBRING a " Life can be pretty hectic, and some of us handle stress seemingly without effort.
While talking with Jennifer Damhof, you'll sense patience and serenity, even in the midst of being pulled in multiple directions.
Sheriffa s office starts crisis intervention training
Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton has kicked off a two-year initiative to train law enforcement and detention deputies in crisis intervention techniques.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
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Fred Grimm: Historic trading post in battle for survival
The Smallwood Store and Museum, built 100 years ago as a trading post, sits on the shore of Chokoloskee Bay and is chock full of items from the past.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Man arrested for abusing girlfriend
Deputy John Garrison said the victim was invited to the kitchen for coffee. She said that Elliot Christopher Smith, who appeared to be high on drugs, then grabbed her by the neck, face and throat, lifted her off the ground and repeated over and over, “You're going to die tonight b----.” She heard a pocket knife opening and felt the ... (more)
Wed Jul 09, 2014
In addition to his mother of Salem and father of Sebring, Fla., survivors include a brother, Michael Joseph Jarrett II of Sebring, Fla., and his maternal grandparents, Catherine Reese of Moorehead, Fla., and Robert Reese of Salem.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
SEBRING a " When Jennifer Payne and her husband bought the Lake Placid...
Since then, Payne has added four more grades, and, come August, will add middle school to the academy, which serves about 175 students from age 2 upward.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Authorities say one gun thief hit another with a gun
Dennis Terrio Davis, 32, 3705 Vilabella St., Sebring, the man accused of hitting the other with the gun, was arrested on a warrant and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Report: Yard sale for jail bond has stolen items
The only problem, the report said, was she ended up being arrested after some of the items in the sale were reported stolen, the arrest report said.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Highlands County seal
SEBRING – With the stroke of Gov. Rick Scott's pen, the state's record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget and 159 other bills approved by the Legislature went into effect Tuesday and the trickle down into Highlands County is being viewed with optimism.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
100 fire hydrants to be painted pink
For those not too familiar with Sebring's fire hydrants, they may not realize the hydrants have a variety of colors, yellow on the main part of it and either red, orange, green or blue on the top.