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More people voting this year in early voting for Sebring election
For the past seven years, Roger and Barbara Alexander have made a point to vote in Sebring's municipal election.
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County loans $89,000 for house, sells it for $35,000
Eight years ago, Highlands County's housing department helped a citizen raze her own dilapidated house with $44,519 in Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership funds and another $44,316 from the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
School grading changes proposed, but controversy continues
Katherine Bubb and her classmates use their arms to show different types of angles during a math lesson in Sue Donaldson's third grade class at Cracker Trail Elementary School on Wednesday.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Commissioner rebukes tea partier
Highlands County commissioners did a lot of listening Tuesday morning: they heard from Geri Canale, who wanted to lease an abandoned Avon Park clay pit but backed out after a motion to ask for bids; they listened to a paramedic supervisor who was fired after being accused of taking a prescription drug belonging to his wife, and they were lectured ... (more)
Tax collector: Wait for legislation outcome before biennial tag renewal
Florida motor vehicle registration costs may be lowered by up to $25 annually, and Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer wants residents to take advantage of these potential savings.
School district ramps up truancy effort
A 34-year-old Sebring man was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear before a judge after he was charged with failing to require his child attend school.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Leap of faith
CHRISTY SWIFT/Steve Aumonte helps a customer at the Sebring location of the Lord's Farm and Nursery.
Woman, 81, accused of feeding bears back in jail
Less than a month after a judge granted pretrial release for an 81-year-old woman accused of illegally feeding bears, she's back in the Highlands County Jail.
Florida woman, 81, jailed for leaving bread out for crows
'We love Rachel and wish she would wake up': Father being sued by 'spoiled' daughter, 18, who claims her parents kicked her out says she RAN AWAY believing she 'could do better on her own' Oscar Pistorius breaks down in court as his lawyer argues that Reeva Steenkamp was so badly brain damaged by gunshot she couldn't have screamed 'I forgive him': ... (more)
Woman accused of feeding bears back in jail
Mary Musselman, the 81-year-old woman accused of illegally feeding bears, was sent back to jail Monday night and a hearing was scheduled for this morning in Highlands County court.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
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Moral Monday Seeks Changes
It was Moral Monday at the state Capitol Monday. Hundreds of people representing unions, the NAACP, and others voiced concerns about the direction of the state.
Assistant district governor of Rotary District 6890, Group VI 'always willing to help out'
Representatives from the Sebring Sunrise Rotary: president Kevin Hacker, assistant district governor Greig Drury, and president-elect Kris Wheelock, who will take over the presidency of the club on July Above: Sebring resident Greig C. Drury is the assistant district governor of Rotary District 6890, Group VI.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
County will look at privatizing EMS, county attorney, other...
For more than six months, local tea party members have asked the Highlands County commissioners to privatize the public ambulance service.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
What's needed in new sheriff's office
Crime scene evidence is kept inside Highlands County Jail. But of course, that's not the way it should be.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Authorities investigate horse hair theft
Every week, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office receives reports of thefts of televisions, cars, computers and other such items.
Tailgate thefts on the rise in Highlands County
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau , the theft of pickup truck tailgates has been rising over the past four years.
Wife of jail inmate accused of being part of identity theft scheme
An Avon Park woman was arrested after admitting that she knew her husband was giving her stolen credit card information to help him to be able to make calls from jail, according to a report released Thursday.
Sheriff's office wants to raise awareness about human trafficking
Years ago, before she was elected Highlands County sheriff, Susan Benton was part of a joint operation doing surveillance on a farm.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
A county dump truck pulls in to pick up a load of asphalt at the county's asphalt plant in 2012.
The jury may still be out on whether Highlands County should have bought its own $3.3 million asphalt plant in 2008, but road and bridge supervisor Kyle Green has made his peace with it.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Sun N' Lake joins county's largest fire district
West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, already Highlands County's largest, will now be allowed to assess Sun N' Lake properties for fire protection, and that added another 7,500 to what is now a 60,000-person district.