Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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Foreclosure rate at a 9-year low

Foreclosure rate at a 9-year low

SEBRING — During the late 20th and early 21st century, the foreclosure rate was a constant drumbeat: 318 in 1997, 313 in 1998, 333 in 1999.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Halloween events on tap this week

Halloween events on tap this week

SEBRING —Halloween-related activities ramp up this weekend as Highlands Hammock State Park gets ready for the second annual Haunted Hammock, Noah’s Fall Festival returns after a gap of one year, South Florida State College launches a &#...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon

Gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon

SEBRING — Just in time for the holiday travel season, motorists are seeing gas prices fall below $3 a gallon for the first time since 2010, and the price at the pump is expected to drop further.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Mom accused of abusing child; fourth child abuse case in less than a week

LAKE PLACID — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a mother from carrying out her apparent plans to have her 4-year-old daughter run over by a vehicle, according to a report released Monday.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Dog left on chain without access to food or water, authorities say

AVON PARK — A man was accused of animal abuse after an animal control officer found a dog tied to a chain link fence without access to food or water, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Yellow House hosts watercolor contest

Special to Highlands Today
Updated: 13 hours ago
It’s pumpkin time

It’s pumpkin time

LAKE PLACID — Two years ago, Katie Brown took over the youth ministry at Memorial United Methodist Church and has directed oodles of fun for the kids: a Jesus party, a splash day, a school bash, and on Saturday, a pumpkin decorating party....
Updated: 17 hours ago
Food pantry for veterans gets donation

Food pantry for veterans gets donation

SEBRING — Dozens of canned and non-perishable food items were delivered last week to the Highlands County Veterans Services Office to help veterans in Highlands County who are facing hard times.
Published: 10/20/14

AARP seeks tax aid volunteers

SEBRING — The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across Highlands County to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing the...
Published: 10/19/14

Man accused of fraud

SEBRING — A woman’s discovery in Auburndale of six fraudulent charges on her checking account led to the arrest of Winter Haven man accused of theft in Polk and Highlands counties, according to a warrant affidavit....
Published: 10/19/14

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