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Friday, May 17, 2013 - SEBRING Bankrate.com has gathered a gaggle of statistics on the best states in America to retire. Its decision?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - SEBRING Sue keeps a terrible secret from her children, from her co-workers, even from a psychologist she saw once.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Local hospitals can expect to lose hundreds of thousands of federal health care dollars next year.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 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.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - SEBRING Retirement could be worse for Wes Linscott. He retired at 60 after 24 years as a police dispatcher and 911 operator in Maine.
Friday, May 10, 2013 - A cell phone audit of Highlands County employees revealed that some are still making extensive personal calls, an unknown employee, and a retired employee whose cell phone showed activity, even though it was turned in
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Are our beaches not as white anymore? Are our days not as warm and sunny?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - SEBRING Officially, America’s Great Recession of 2008 only lasted a year.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - SEBRING Commissioners forgave more than $80,000 in liens against three property owners after they pleaded extenuating circumstances at Tuesday’s meeting.
Monday, May 6, 2013 - National Guardsmen who left Sebring in February for Camp Shelby have reached foreign military bases for their nine-month deployment, Master Sgt. Tom Kielbasa said Friday.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - SEBRING Two men charged in the March window-shooting spree were set for pre-trial conferences: Cody Scott Dayfert on June 19, Michael William Brown on June 20.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - SEBRING A competency hearing has been set for John Sanders Haile, the Lake Placid attorney and accountant who is accused of defrauding a widow’s family out of her legacy.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - SEBRING Firefighters should be fit, Sebring’s chief and Highlands County’s training officer agreed, but measuring body mass index isn’t the way to ascertain that.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - When the World Trade Centers were attacked 12 years ago, Americans wondered whether terrorist acts would become as commonplace here as in Israel.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - SEBRING When the World Trade Centers were attacked 12 years ago, Americans wondered whether terrorist acts would become commonplace like Israel.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - SEBRING The House rejected an amendment by Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, setting a maximum body mass index of 25 for firefighters.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 - When Sun n’ Lake residents dial 911 in October, a different fire department will answer, the board of supervisors decided Friday.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 - Tourist Development Council members will ask the Highlands County commissioners next month to raise the bed tax from 2 percent to 3 percent.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 - Officially, it’s Law Day in Highlands County, but it was also awards and recognition day for Linda Nagel, Don Applequist, Kelly Carpenter, Andrew Jackson and David Langford.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 - SEBRING Sixteen people were given free second mortgages or home repairs under the terms of programs administrated by the Highlands County Housing Department.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 - The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but it’s been an unusual four-year recovery with consumer spending, housing and construction inexplicably dragging bottom ever since.
Friday, Apr 19, 2013 - SEBRING For Cary Pigman, it was a triple victory. Not only did he pass a bill as a freshman Florida legislator, it was an abortion bill. And it passed unanimously.
Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 - SEBRING Unlike two other defendants in the murder case of Aaron Doty, Jonathan Rodriguez and Kenneth Felipe didn’t plea bargain with the prosecutors on Thursday. Pretrial conferences for both accused killers were continued ...
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 - County commission Chairman Jack Richie said Wednesday he was unaware that Highlands County had arranged loans in 2006 with 16 people that would be forgiven within seven years.
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 - Two defendants in the Aaron Doty murder case were in court Wednesday. One will probably accept a plea deal soon, said Assistant State Attorney Pete Barone.
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 - SEBRING Should an automobile or portable shed dealer, or a rental business be required to plant rows of trees and shrubs that hide its outdoor inventory?
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 - It likely won’t happen for another two decades, but Florida Department of Transportation officials have set a public meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the need to 4-lane U.S. 98.
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 - SEBRING A man arrested in Avon Park last year for butchering an Arkansas rodeo horse has been convicted in the revenge scandal, along with a Southern Arkansas University barrel racer and her mother.
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 - SEBRING A majority of Americans think illegal aliens should have a path to citizenship, a Pew survey found, and all six Sebring citizens interviewed on Wednesday morning agreed.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 - SEBRING Both the state and Highlands County are designing laws to reduce Florida’s feral feline population.
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 - Sun N’ Lake supervisors on Friday tabled an agenda item that would have dissolved their fire department and replaced paid firefighters with volunteers.
Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 - SEBRING Back in October, Major League Fishing anglers moved from the Western New York hills to film at Lake Istokpoga as the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup began.
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 - SEBRING How bad is this year’s citrus crop?
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 - Jeff Carlson’s trial has been continued again.
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 - SEBRING Highlands County residents won’t see curbside recycling for several months, at least.
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 - SEBRING Randal Vosburg was hired Tuesday as the new Highlands County assistant administrator.
Friday, Mar 29, 2013 - SEBRING Kenneth Cribb's job regularly takes him from Avon Park to Venus.
Friday, Mar 29, 2013 - The last time they saw each other was 68 years ago. At ages 22 and 23, they had just been liberated from a Japanese prisoner of war camp, where they’d been placed for 15 weeks after being shot down over Tokyo.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 - SEBRING At Highlands County Animal Control, there aren’t just 96 new dog bowls and an indoor cat house, there’s a new attitude.
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 - SEBRING In a Solomon decision Tuesday, county commissioners gave both sides half of what they wanted, but neither may be satisfied.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 - A few years ago, the telephone companies touted third-generation phones. Now, AT&T is introducing 4G LTE.
Monday, Mar 25, 2013 - WAUCHULA Saturday was a chance to see the apes, talk to the volunteers and get those curious questions answered.
Monday, Mar 25, 2013 - SEBRING In return for their testimonies, Nicole Hebert pleaded nolo contendre Monday for her part in the murder of Aaron Doty, and Adrianna Rodriguez pleaded guilty.
Monday, Mar 25, 2013 - Juvenile crime has declined 28 percent in Highlands County during the past four years. The question is why.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 - SEBRING Eldridge Butler wears a black WWII-Korean cap.