Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

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Man and woman arrested after deputies find drugs

LAKE PLACID — A search of a home and the discovery of drugs, a gun and ammunition led to the arrest of a Lake Placid man and woman.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Man accused of forcing woman into giving him ride

Man accused of forcing woman into giving him ride

SEBRING — A man beat a woman and forced her to drive him to Okeechobee, according to a report released last week.
Updated: 4 hours ago
SFSC holds first December commencement

SFSC holds first December commencement

AVON PARK — South Florida State College held its first December commencement Thursday with 85 of the 130 students who met the college’s graduation requirements in attendance.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lake Jackson canal to be dredged

Lake Jackson canal to be dredged

SEBRING — Although it’s passable now, the City of Sebring is paying $200,000 to move its utilities and the Florida Department of Transportation will take bids next year to dredge under the U.S. 27 bridge that connects Lake Jackson with ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Two Canns on piano

Two Canns on piano

AVON PARK – Whether it’s two hands or four, the classical melodies will skillfully flow from the roots of sisterhood.
Updated: 23 hours ago

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Sons of the American Revolution meeting
Updated: 23 hours ago
AP woman, 92, makes annual out-of-state trips ringing bell for Salvation Arm

AP woman, 92, makes annual out-of-state trips ringing bell for Salvation Arm

AVON PARK – Each year, around Highlands County, there are those who give their time volunteering to ring the traditional bells for the Salvation Army kettle money drives - near and far.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Children receive gifts at Boys and Girls Club

Children receive gifts at Boys and Girls Club

AVON PARK — Hank Willis loved the remote controlled truck he received as a present Friday during the annual event in which members of the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County receive Christmas gifts.
Updated: 23 hours ago

Former lawman accused of forgery, submitting fake documents

SEBRING — A former DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit supervisor has been charged with submitting false documentation to be certified disabled and receive disability benefits, according to an affidavit....
Updated: 23 hours ago
Highlands County has a bear problem

Highlands County has a bear problem

SEBRING — They’re meat eaters, so polar bears and grizzly bears attack humans.
Published: 12/19/14

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