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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

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County administrator’s paycheck is in the middle

County administrator’s paycheck is in the middle

SEBRING — If commissioners approve in budget meetings this month, Highlands County workers will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment on Oct. 1, and another 1.5 percent six months later.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Local home-building market remains steady

LAKE PLACID — On Friday, Amy and Scott Nielson moved their possessions into their new home in the Covered Bridge development near Lake Placid.
Published: 08/02/15
Despite newcomers, Southern dialect remains alive in Highlands County

Despite newcomers, Southern dialect remains alive in Highlands County

SEBRING – Before the advent of central air conditioning in homes and offices, the lure of no state income tax, sprawling gated communities and the settling of Mickey Mouse, it was fairly easy to tell what part of Florida a resident was from by...
Published: 08/02/15
Highlands County school orientation dates

Highlands County school orientation dates

Parents, mark your calendars. Here are the dates of orientation for Highlands County schools.
Published: 08/02/15
Best place in Florida to start a biz?
Sebring’s in the top 10

Best place in Florida to start a biz? Sebring’s in the top 10

SEBRING — Naples, Coral Gables and Stuart. And Sebring is in there with some top Sunshine State destinations.
Published: 08/01/15
School district to notify families that pre-qualify for free or reduced lunch

School district to notify families that pre-qualify for free or reduced lunch

SEBRING — About 6,000 to 7,000 letters will be going out starting next week to inform parents that their children qualify for free or reduced priced school lunches in the Highlands County School District.
Published: 08/01/15
Residents complain about living in condemned apartments

Residents complain about living in condemned apartments

SEBRING — During a period of months, Odaliz Fraginals has lived in an apartment with mold, leaks and cracks.
Published: 08/01/15
From playground to classroom

From playground to classroom

Although the hot summer sun is still beating down and the beaches are beckoning, parents and children are beginning to make their back-to-school plans.
Published: 08/01/15
Authorities search for missing man

Authorities search for missing man

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives were searching Friday for Alex Christopher Schneider.
Published: 07/31/15

Avon Park woman injured in fire

AVON PARK — Neighbors rescued a woman from her burning mobile home Thursday night, according to the Avon Park Fire Department.
Published: 07/31/15