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Highlands’ health ranking slips

Highlands’ health ranking slips

SEBRING - Highlands' health ranking slipped from 37th to 40th among Florida's 67 counties in a recently released survey based on health behaviors, medical care availability, quality of life and social and economic factors. ...
Published: 03/27/15
Man charged with sexually assaulting teenager

Man charged with sexually assaulting teenager

AVON PARK — A “controlled” Facebook chat led to a man being arrested on suspicion of raping a woman between the ages of 12 and 18, according to a report released Thursday.
Published: 03/26/15
Study: Foreign-born Hispanics rate library services highest

Study: Foreign-born Hispanics rate library services highest

SEBRING – As the father of a teenage son and daughter, Franklin Escalante has found the Lake Placid Memorial Library to be an invaluable resource for not only himself but for his friends and family.
Published: 03/27/15

Accident results in vehicle turnover, minor injuries

SEBRING — Two drivers received minor injuries Thursday morning during an accident at U.S. 27 and Bayview that resulted in one vehicle turning over, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 03/26/15
Avon Park Relay For Life is Saturday

Avon Park Relay For Life is Saturday

AVON PARK — After many years of being the last Relay For Life event in Highlands County, Avon Park will kick off the local 2015 Relay season from noon to midnight March 28 at Avon Park High School.
Published: 03/26/15

Man arrested after fleeing deputies

SEBRING — A Sebring man faces multiple charges after leading deputies Wednesday on a chase through Avon Park, Sebring to Lorida.
Published: 03/25/15
World War II veteran remembers Iwo Jima, Greater Pacific theater of war

World War II veteran remembers Iwo Jima, Greater Pacific theater of war

AVON PARK — What many consider the most famous World War II photograph was snapped by a photojournalist 70 years ago on a rugged Pacific volcanic island called Iwo Jima.
Published: 03/26/15
Life after 50
Study: older entrepreneurs are a fast-growing group

Life after 50 Study: older entrepreneurs are a fast-growing group

SEBRING — Barbara Akus didn’t realize it when she bought Affordable Flowers, but she’s among a fast-growing group: entrepreneurs over 50.
Published: 03/26/15
All tied up

All tied up

SEBRING — Jeremy Freeze, who commented on Facebook, was caught in a situation faced by many people Tuesday afternoon as he drove home.
Published: 03/26/15
Compassionate Care Hospice resumes serving patients

Compassionate Care Hospice resumes serving patients

SEBRING — A hospice provider is serving patients once again after being ordered by a state agency to halt services due to a license renewal issue.
Published: 03/26/15