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Helicopter Crash Kills 1
A helicopter reportedly nosed-dived into the ground at a sod farm near the Sebring airport late Friday afternoon, apparently killing the pilot.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Where are the most dangerous traffic locations in Highlands?
Which month has been the worst one so far this year for accidents in Highlands County and what day of the week and time? Figures compiled by a Highlands County Sheriff's Office's law enforcement analyst provide an interesting glimpse into the anatomy of traffic accidents in Highlands County, where they tend to occur and why.
Fighting-dog owner goes to trial Monday
Jury selection is set at 8:30 a.m. Monday for James Thomas Reed, one of five defendants busted two years ago in a dogfighting ring at 4807 High Ave. Reed is charged with attending an animal fighting event, cruelty to animals and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence.
Saturdays with Santa set in downtown Sebring
As part of the Heartland Holiday Festival and the Annual Carousel of Lights, Santa will make a special appearance in downtown Sebring 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until Christmas, in addition to nightly appearances from 6-9 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy the Ultimate Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, which will be available for purchase during ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Highlands County residents share memories of Pearl Harbor Day
In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, a small boat rescues a crew member from the water as heavy smoke rolls out of the stricken USS West Virginia after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Notorious killers remain threat to society, authorities say
After Samuel Orlando Martinez killed his grandparents in Sebring in 2002, he blamed his actions on his cats.
SEBRING - You've had one beer in one hour. Are you legally drunk?
Three beers in two hours, but you ate chicken wings and french fries. The critical question is this: if you get in your car and drive home, are you legally impaired? First of all, said Sebring Commander Steve Carr and Highlands County Sheriff's Major David Paeplow, the only sure way to know is not to drink and drive at all, or to designate a ... (more)
Sebring looks at upgrading web site
At some future point, visitors to the city of Sebring's web site may be able to click on a link and watch video of a City Council meeting.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Gentle giants get pampered
Ten undeniably beautiful and majestic Clydesdales filled the stable area of the Highlands County Fairgrounds Tuesday morning prepping for a full day of beauty routines.
Sebring parade Friday evening
The Budweiser Clydesdales, which are being housed at the Highlands County Fairgrounds while they are here in the county, will participate in the Sebring parade Friday evening.
Hundreds of cyclists participating in bike fest this weekend
Sebring will be the cycling mecca for 360 cyclists for the 16th Annual Highlands Bike Fest Dec. 6-8 hosted by Kenilworth Lodge and the Highlands Pedalers Bicycle Club.
County may move 70 deputies, staff
Commissioners finally decided to have Highlands County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete negotiate a contract to extend Sebring Parkway past Youth Care Lane, and that was the big news of their meeting Tuesday until Ron Handley spitballed a new idea.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Storm chaser turns woodworker
When he was in his late 20s, Al Holmes went looking for trouble, literally. A fence contractor from Davie, Holmes found that when hurricanes hit, the work dried up, but there was money to be made in cleanup efforts and also when the National Weather Service paid for photos of hurricanes, tornadoes and other forms of nature's fury.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Metro PCS store robbed; Sebring police seek tips
Sebring police were looking Monday for a middle-aged man who robbed the Metro PCS store off U.S. 27 in Sebring, authorities said.
Aviation expo holding volunteer meeting
The annual volunteer registration meeting for the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., Sebring.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Editorial: AP should say yes to museum
Avon Park has made tremendous financial progress by streamlining policies, downsizing staff and cutting redundancies and waste.
Fingerprints lead to arrest for grand theft, dealing stolen property
While investigating a year-old burglary, sheriff's deputies reported that a man living nearby not only had left fingerprints, he had pawned the stolen items.
Small Business Saturday offers more relaxed atmosphere
Small businesses in downtown Sebring opened their doors to shoppers Saturday for an event that is the exact opposite of the chaos and confusion of Black Friday -- Small Business Saturday.
Highlands building market improves, builders say
Walz, who owns Walz and Co., said factors beyond his control, such as what subcontractors charge, determine whether he can get the project completed and make a profit.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Swinging the right way
Lauren Chapman of Mount Dora hits a shot during a tennis camp at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring.