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3 hrs ago | Highlands Today

Man accused of assaulting woman

William Glenn Sneed, 46, 1680 N. Delaware Ave., Apt. 206, Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Avon Park, FL

5 hrs ago | Capital Soup

District One Northern Six Counties RoadWatch Report for Week of 08-31-2014

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.

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Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Sarasota, FL

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Labor Day Weekend DUI Wolfpack Announced

The Florida Highway Patrol has a message for anyone who is thinking about drinking and driving over the Labor Day weekend: Don't do it.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

17 hrs ago | Highlands Today

Candidates ready for head-to-head runoffs

The preliminary election results for both school board races showed a clear top vote-getter and a clear second place finisher.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Highlands Today

SO: Man pinches sheriffa s officea s vehicle hitch, garbage can

Deputies discovered someone had stolen a hitch from a vehicle and a garbage can, both from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office property at 434 N. Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, the report said.

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Related Topix: Sebring, FL

Highlands Today

Doty case defendants expected to be re-indicted, tried at the same time

The single indictment would replace the separate indictments against Kenneth Felipe Jr. and Jonathan Ray Rodriguez, while apparently increasing the chances that Rodriguez and Felipe will be tried at the same time.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Highlands Today

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, deputy

Thomas Edward Gillman, 26, no address given, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with battery, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and escape.

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Highlands Today

Leadership Highlands extends application deadline

The program familiarizes participants with the infrastructure, agencies and economic enterprises that exist in Highlands County; exposes participants to the range of needs in the community and identifies resources to meet those needs; provides participants with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with each other community leaders; and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lake Placid, FL, Avon Park, FL, Sebring, FL

Highlands Today

a Bird mana Kowalski talks about struggles, triumphs

The 90-year-old World War II veteran was president of the Highlands County Audubon Society for five years in the late 1980s, and has written about his feathered friends at some point in every local news publication.

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Related Topix: Lake Placid, FL, Life, Veteran Affairs, Agriculture, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CNN

The State of Florida Primary Elections & Black Sub servitude

What I predict is going to happen today in Highlands County and perhaps Florida statewide, is we are about to have a very low turnout among blacks, for our midterm primary elections.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Avon Park, FL, Prison

Highlands Today

Sebring woman accused of identity fraud, grand theft

A 28-year-old Sebring woman who was accused of identity theft and using stolen checks was arrested last week, according to a report released Monday.

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Related Topix: Sebring, FL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Highlands Today

Voters go to the polls today

Absentee ballot counts were not available as of Monday morning. The two non-partisan Highlands County School Board seats for district 1 and district 5. Running for the district 1 race are Charlene Edwards, Aljoe Hinson and Ronnie Jackson.

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Highlands Today

Ex youth baseball group treasurer faces more charges

Sharon Lynette Tomlinson, 54, 2063 W. Royalton Ave., Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with 12 counts of making a false entry on the books of a corporation.

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Related Topix: Avon Park, FL

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Highlands Today

Landfill study to answer tipping fees, revenues questions

Not long after the Town of Lake Placid put together a contract to take all or part of its trash to the Okeechobee County Landfill, the Avon Park City Council looked into the possibility in March.

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Related Topix: Lake Placid, FL, Okeechobee County, FL, Avon Park, FL, Okeechobee, FL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Highlands Today

Highlands deputy salary lowest in six-county region

Jacob Sendziak, 24, is altruistic. Prior to accepting a job as a deputy sheriff, he worked in plumbing, a potentially lucrative trade.

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Related Topix: Hamilton County, FL, Bonifay, FL, Holmes County, FL, Sebring, FL, Polk County, FL

Highlands Today

Highlands County deputies found 28 marijuana plants in an underground concrete bunker.

But electricity users are almost surely paying higher rates because marijuana growers stole electricity, Paul McGehee, director of business development, said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Okeechobee, FL

Highlands Today

The City of Avon Park

Capt. David Cloud of the Avon Park Fire Department said the Insurance Services Office, based in New Jersey, upgraded Avon Park's fire rating from a 4 to a 3, making it one of the top-rated such entities in the nation.

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Related Topix: Avon Park, FL, Fire, Sebring, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Highlands Today

Home search leads to recovery of stolen property

Investigators searched a residence at 112 E. Canal Way NE, after receiving information that items stolen during burglaries of Mid-State Fire and Mag Mimi warehouses were stored there, she said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Lake Placid, FL

Highlands Today

Parkway projects depend on 1-penny tax

In March, the Highlands County commissioners reallocated $3.6 million from Phase 2 to build the new sheriff's office, County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete reminded.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Highlands Today

Man accused of molestation

An Avon Park man was arrested after being accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl, according to a report released Thursday.

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Related Topix: Avon Park, FL

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