BOCC to discuss Parkway Phase II and proposed eatery
Phase III of the Sebring Parkway again will be a topic of discussion Tuesday as Highlands County commissioners meet in regular session.
Fox comes to Circle Park
Artist Linda Kegley paints as Jimmy Gilbreath, wearing his Florida Santa costume, watches in Circle Park Friday morning.
Fri May 17, 2013
Florida crime decreases
Governor Rick Scott today announced the 2012 Annual Uniform Crime Report. The report shows Florida's crime rate dropped 6.5 percent compared to 2011.
Thu May 16, 2013
Boys and Girls Club to move into new building
Levon Stukes, manager of the Boys and Girls Club Emporium, helps customer Maria Cordero at the store in downtown Sebring Wednesday.
Wed May 15, 2013
Youth Leadership Highlands graduates 19 in second class
Courtesy photo Briana Cox, Hannah Farr, Toryana Jones, Logan Lowery, Koy McGrath, Jerrian Perry, Ashlee Robitaille, Traci Reschke, Tanya Carlisle, Lance Feagley, Thomas Henderson, Ashley Royce, Robbye Teal, Ariel Bauer, Ben Collins, Kaylon Johnson, Hunter Livingston, Katie Stoll and Hannah Tucker are all recent graduates from the Youth Leadership ... (more)
Cattleman feels blessed to manage the land
As general manager of Westby Corporation in Lake Placid, Wayne Godwin is in charge of a large citrus and cattle operation, and he's thankful for it.
Fox comes to downtown circle
Downtown Sebring will play host to a live morning show on Fox 13 Friday morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. SEBRING If New York City is too far a destination to become part of an audience for a television morning show, Sebring's downtown circle will provide an alternative Friday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Man thwarts burglary
AVON PARK An Avon Park man apparently thwarted a burglary, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV, AIDS...
Highlands County reported 31 HIV cases from 2009-11. That's 10.5 per 100,000. If there's good news in that report, it's that the Florida rate is 27.7. 'Those are newly reported cases,' said Barbara Moore, an RN with Highlands County Health Department.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Power lines cause 10-acre wildfire in Highlands County
The Florida Forest Service urges drivers to stear clear of County Road 635 because of a fire inside Highlands Hammock State Park.
New venue brings more mud, fun for Dirty Dozen
For the fourth time in three years, Lisa Celentano, Dirty Dozen founder and owner of Crossfit Sebring, is bringing the obstacle race to Highlands County.
Fri May 10, 2013
Job fair helps vets, others find jobs
Kris Rose, an Army veteran, fills out a job application for Rent King during a "Paychecks for Patriots" job fair for veterans at Heartland Workforce Friday morning.
Search leads to arrest of probationer
An Avon Park man on probation was incarcerated again Thursday after a search of his residence discovered the presence of marijuana, a weapon and other items, an arrest report said.
Jonny Tanner Jonny F. Tanner, born Apr ...
Jonny F. Tanner, born April 4, 1971, was lifted to Heaven on angels' wings on May 5, 2013.
Like a surgeon
Fred Wild Elementary School teacher Krytsal Griffin took her advanced academics fifth-grade students on a field trip to South Florida State College and the Highlands Regional Medical Center Wednesday.
County releases cell phone audit
A cell phone audit of Highlands County employees revealed that some are still making extensive personal calls, an unknown employee, and a retired employee who still used the county cell phone.
Thu May 09, 2013
Large retirement group has district filling positions
It's hiring time for the School Board of Highlands County, which has a large group of retirees coupled with the addition of nearly 40 new teaching positions to bring back the teacher planning period to the middle and high schools.
Wed May 08, 2013
Man accused of throwing object through car window
An Avon Park man was arrested after a woman told authorities he threw a metal crow bar through the window of a vehicle while she and two friends were inside the car, an arrest report released Wednesday said.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Search is on for Avon Park man missing since Monday
UPDATE: Highlands County Sheriff's officials say they have located Trevor Weeks, missing from Avon Park since Monday, May 6, 2013.
Authorities search for missing man
SEBRING Highlands County Sheriff's Office deputies were looking Wednesday for a missing endangered adult.