Monday, Oct 20, 2014

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Boyfriend of mother faces first-degree murder charge in child death

SEBRING — The boyfriend of the mother of a child who was sent to a hospital in Tampa with head injuries earlier this week and who died Friday afternoon is facing murder charges, aggravated child abuse and other charges unrelated to the situatio...
Published: 10/17/14
Updated: 10/18/14
Hill-Gustat fair celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Hill-Gustat fair celebrates Hispanic Heritage

SEBRING — Hill-Gustat Middle School students learned about Peru, Panama, Nicaragua and many other Spanish-speaking countries during the school’s Hispanic Heritage Fair, which was held Wednesday afternoon in the school’s commons. ...
Published: 10/18/14
No reasons evident as to why Highlands County has multiple child deaths

No reasons evident as to why Highlands County has multiple child deaths

SEBRING —It’s not been a good week for news about children in Highlands County. And that may hold true for the past couple of years.
Published: 10/18/14
Shelby Crossing sold to even larger landlord

Shelby Crossing sold to even larger landlord

SEBRING — The former owner of the San Francisco 49ers is now the former owner of Shelby Crossing.
Published: 10/18/14

Send-off set for Justin Corson

When Justin Corson joined the Army, his parents decided to give him a send-off party.
Published: 10/17/14

Tearing up the aircraft industry

SEBRING — Within the next few months, expect to see a Boeing or an Airbus commercial jet land at Sebring Regional Airport. For a few years, Michael Elkaim wants to dismantle those planes and sell the working parts back to the industry....
Published: 10/18/14

Truancy efforts aim to curb unexcused absences

SEBRING — Nearly 600 School Board of Highlands County students were absent 21 or more days from school in the 2013-14 school year with no acceptable excuse.
Published: 10/17/14
Voices of the base dwindling

Voices of the base dwindling

AVON PARK – It’s an important component of conservation, environmental protection and compliance but its numbers are in the single digits.
Published: 10/17/14
Mother charged with neglect of baby who died

Mother charged with neglect of baby who died

SEBRING — For the third time in three days, a criminal investigation involving a child either dying or being critically injured in Highlands County has become public.
Published: 10/16/14
Working to save canines, doggone it

Working to save canines, doggone it

SEBRING – There was Henry, found emaciated behind the Wal-Mart near Thunderbird Road; Butch was brought to their attention with heartworms; Andy was a “walking skeleton” before he got care; and Toby had a broken leg and spasms.
Published: 10/17/14

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