Friday, Sep 19, 2014

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Florida sheriffs’ group recognizes Grimsley

Florida sheriffs’ group recognizes Grimsley

FORT MEADE—Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton presented the Florida Sheriffs Association’s Legislative Champion Award to Sen. Denise Grimsley, District 21, Tuesday.
Published: 09/17/14

Man accused of assaulting woman

LAKE PLACID —A Lake Placid man was arrested after being accused of punching a woman in the nose and then trying to prevent her from calling authorities, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Published: 09/17/14
Tattoo helps officers find suspected thief

Tattoo helps officers find suspected thief

SEBRING— A tattoo helped police nab a suspected Wal-Mart shoplifter, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 09/17/14

Okeechobee man killed in Tuesday accident

LAKE PLACID—A 70-year-old Okeechobee man was killed shortly after 12:32 p.m. Tuesday when he apparently lost control of his SUV, which slid down a steep embankment on State Road 70, partially ejecting him out of the back hatch window, Florida ...
Published: 09/17/14

CRA seeks public’s input on downtown Sebring housing

SEBRING — In order to improve and increase housing in downtown Sebring, the Downtown Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency and Sebring City Council have formed a joint Housing Committee.
Published: 09/17/14
Man claims he robbed store to pay probation costs

Man claims he robbed store to pay probation costs

SEBRING — An Avon Park teenager who told authorities he robbed a convenience store clerk to get money to pay his $500 probation fine will spend the next 10 years in prison, a judge decided this week.
Published: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/17/14
Commission OKs more pigs, goats, sheep

Commission OKs more pigs, goats, sheep

SEBRING — Residents can own a pot-bellied pig if they have a 10,000 square-foot lot, and farmers can keep nine hogs, sheep or goats. However, County Attorney Ross Macbeth will still be replaced, the Highlands County commissioners decided Tuesd...
Published: 09/16/14
Corporal punishment: Is it a good way for parents to discipline kids?

Corporal punishment: Is it a good way for parents to discipline kids?

SEBRING — Is it all right for parents to physically discipline their children?
Published: 09/17/14
AP water improvement plans flowing along

AP water improvement plans flowing along

AVON PARK – If approved as expected, the new budget would bring a wellspring of significant water projects to Avon Park.
Published: 09/17/14

Sebring Thunder event to be held this weekend

SEBRING — Thousands of car enthusiasts are expected to show up downtown during this weekend’s fifth annual Sebring Thunder event.
Published: 09/16/14

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