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Saturday, May 18, 2013 - For Jackie Walker, there’s no question whether the blood alcohol content level to determine driving under the influence should be lowered.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Crime overall decreased in Highlands County in 2012, surpassing statewide trends in the same direction, according to statistics released last week by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - It didn’t cost anything for Sebring residents to visit the downtown circle Friday and spend time with some of the city’s most well-known residents, including politicians, business owners and at least one protester.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - SEBRING When Rooter Rush visited the Sebring Police Department decades ago as a teenager it wasn’t his choice back then. He recalled Wednesday he got in trouble for mischief involving sprinklers and minor alcohol law violat...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - SEBRING A building downtown at 248 Pomegrante Ave. has housed, a theater, a pet store, an appliance repair business and a mechanic’s shop during past eight decades.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 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.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - This will be a year of firsts for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office’s Canine Unit.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - SEBRING – Sebring Police Department will celebrate its first century on Thursday with an open house and a ceremony, events that are open to the public.
Friday, May 10, 2013 - As a child growing up with hearing impairment, Nikki Cassel needed someone who would care for her and help her overcome challenges.
Friday, May 10, 2013 - SEBRING From 2007 to 2011, Sean Buck had a steady job serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - During all the time he was growing up, Nick Sottile Jr. knew his father, Nicholas G. Sottile, as a law enforcement officer, he recalled.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - SEBRING – When some wall paper customers go to Griffin’s Carpet Mart, they look at what’s available and then go and find it online to order, owner John Griffin said.
Monday, May 6, 2013 - A man who was struck by a vehicle while walking along Desoto City Road last month died Sunday around 6:30 p.m. at a Sebring hospice.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - The owner of Highland County’s Start-up Business of the Year in 2011 was arrested this week on felony theft charges, but he insists that he has done nothing wrong.
Friday, May 3, 2013 - SEBRING After hearing a revitalization and redevelopment expert speak, one downtown business owner said she believes a change in focus is needed to improve the city’s central business district.
Friday, May 3, 2013 - HIGHLANDS COUNTY For Ronnie Hathaway III, it was a normal Wednesday. He was working hard for the family’s excavation business around 3:30 p.m. when heavy rain shut the operation down.
Friday, May 3, 2013 - SEBRING When during March and May someone set two vehicles on fire outside a downtown bar, the same Sebring man was seen videotaping the blaze with his cell phone in both instances, arrest reports state.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - SEBRING Eleanor Robinson probably had more fun things to do Wednesday morning than doing cleaning and scrubbing in a kitchen at the Children’s Home Society, but she was anything but unhappy after working for several hours.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - SEBRING An office manager at a medical practice is accused of stealing nearly $1 million during a four-year period and using some of the money to buy a house and help her son, daughter-in-law and husband, according to an ar...
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - After Giovanni L. “Gio” Rios, 22, committed suicide on March 25, 2011, his mother received comfort from Debby Larkins, the mother of his best friend.
Monday, Apr 29, 2013 - In what may have been a key factor in President Obama winning re-election, the increase in black voter turnout, both nationally and in Highlands County, surpassed that of other minorities and white voters, an analysis shows.
Friday, Apr 26, 2013 - Since 2002 when a family set up a trust, United Way of Central Florida knew it would be eventually getting $1 million for programs in Highlands County.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 - When the call went out March 10 that a 67-year-old Sebring-area woman appeared to have stopped breathing, Highlands County Deputy Angelic Sanchez was not far away.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 - AVON PARK When Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon first saw the city’s water system, its equipment was outdated, corroded and had exposed wires, he recalled Wednesday.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 - If Sebring ultimately reduces the number of fire department employees covered by the municipal pension, it will be following a number of cities in Florida that have made changes to deal with skyrocketing benefit costs.
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 - Some Highlands County residents believe changing the requirements for high school graduation is equivalent to lowering standards. Others think the changes make the system more adaptable to individual needs of students.
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 - Residents of Highlands County have until May 2 to appeal proposed changes in county flood maps if their property was designated in the revised map as part of a flood zone, which could mean they’ll pay thousands of dollars a...
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 - As Angela Heater walked from the Palms of Sebring Friday, she said, she’s happy about the creation of the nearby Centennial Park in the triangle that motorists see as they enter Ridgewood from Lakeview Drive.
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 - At the funeral last year for a 7-year-old boy whose life was cut short by a speeding car, his parents, Nick and Mandy Fisher, learned that their son touched more people than they ever imagined.
Friday, Apr 19, 2013 - More than a decade after the Park Street Power Station closed, the city of Sebring is still dealing with issues regarding it.
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 - When Sebring resident Peter Lewia ran in the Boston Marathon Monday it was a good event for him. The weather was favorable and he felt good.
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 - Within about a day or so after part of the two-story wood building at 122 Commerce Ave. was rented, fire heavily damaged it.
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 - For Rhonda Brockwell, who said she became a dispatcher/9-1-1 operator 28 years ago to help people, one particular call made it all worthwhile.
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 - It’s likely the Sebring City Council will decide in a special meeting within the next two weeks issues regarding pensions, promotions and discipline that have separated the city’s administration and the firefighters’ union.
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 - SEBRING – For Darte Ahlbrandt and his mother, Doris, supporting Relay for Life has a personal meaning.
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 - As a DeSoto City man lay in a hospital bed fighting for his life, an estimated 500 people crammed the Sebring’s downtown circle Wednesday to ask God to heal him.
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 - A Circuit Court jury on Wednesday convicted a sexual predator of attempting to lure or entice a child into his car in Avon Park last year, and violation of probation, Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin said.
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 - LAKE PLACID In a busy classroom on Wednesday, 5-year-old Shamiyak Dobson-Armstrong worked on homework, while Marely Ibarr-Bautista, 4, who sat near Shamiyak, created a drawing for her mother.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 - AVON PARK – The Avon City Council agreed Monday to hire a private investigator to probe allegations made by a councilman against City Manager Julian Deleon.
Monday, Apr 8, 2013 - When drones make the news, it’s often because the unmanned aerial vehicles killed a terrorist in another country.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 - Over the years, Pam Kiffer, an area child protective investigator supervisor for the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, has dealt with cases where families refused help.
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 - SEBRING At 93-years-old Lester Reinbolt might be someone you would expect at that age to be a client of a program like Meals on Wheels that delivers lunch, typically to senior citizens.
Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 - SEBRING At least for the most part, the Facebook page “Mother’s Moments” doesn’t generate a lot of controversy.
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 - SEBRING Rodger Stamps and Ron Williams, two Sebring residents spending time in the downtown Wednesday, chose not to vote in Sebring’s city election in March.
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 - SEBRING A man whose body was discovered Tuesday morning in a car was murdered, Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said Wednesday.
Monday, Apr 1, 2013 - Two adults and a juvenile reportedly admitted to authorities they shot out business windows throughout the U.S. 27 corridor in Highlands County and the downtown areas, but gave no reason for the vandalism spree late last mo...
Monday, Apr 1, 2013 - A program that provides students from needy families with backpacks full of food on weekends will be expanded to add another 200 students this month, a Heartland Food Bank official said Friday.
Monday, Apr 1, 2013 - Larry Swisher loves to catch black crappie, but catches of the fish in Lake Josephine have been few in recent years.
Friday, Mar 29, 2013 - Three suspects in a county-wide vandalism spree last weekend were arrested Thursday and will face numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, authorities said.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 - It’s a subject that may make adults cringe.