Monday, Sep 22, 2014

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School board will meet at Sebring Middle School

SEBRING — To accommodate what has become overflow crowds in recent years of parents and students during the recognition of perfect FCAT scores, the School Board of Highlands County will meet in a larger venue on Tuesday - the Sebring Middle Sc...
Published: 09/19/14
Men accused of removing wire from electrical poles

Men accused of removing wire from electrical poles

SEBRING — Two men were arrested this week after being accused of removing copper wiring from electrical poles on Sunnyland Driver and Cemetery Road, according to reports released Thursday.
Published: 09/18/14
Shelter scrambles to save dumped puppies

Shelter scrambles to save dumped puppies

SEBRING — On Wednesday the four Chihuahua puppies played together in the office at the Highlands County Humane Society shelter.
Published: 09/18/14
Former Azure students resume studies at SFSC

Former Azure students resume studies at SFSC

AVON PARK — After a financial aid problem at Azure College in Sebring, about 20 former students of the private nursing college resumed their studies Monday at South Florida State College.
Published: 09/18/14
Former Sebring resident really cooking

Former Sebring resident really cooking

SEBRING – As a teen, Mike Remes was interested in sports - played soccer, basketball and followed Tampa Bay-area professional teams. But behind those goals, he also had another burning passion: cooking.
Published: 09/18/14
County adopts $120 million budget

County adopts $120 million budget

SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners passed on Tuesday a $120.3 million budget, along with an 8.55 millage rate.
Published: 09/17/14
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

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