Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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Veterans Day ceremonies planned

Veterans Day ceremonies planned

Annual parade scheduled
Published: 10/28/14
Tourists visiting county in near-record numbers

Tourists visiting county in near-record numbers

SEBRING – Around the state, folks like Dick and Marilyn Groves have been coming here in droves to make the commercials, print ads and word-of-mouth talk about Destination Florida come alive.
Published: 10/28/14

Man, 85, suspected of killing girlfriend, 82, dies in hospital

SEBRING — An 85-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting an 82-year-old woman Oct. 23 has died at a hospital in Lakeland, according to a news release.
Published: 10/27/14
Convicted thief accused of violating probation

Convicted thief accused of violating probation

LAKE PLACID — A woman who served time in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from an employer is accused of violating her probation, according to information released Monday.
Published: 10/27/14
‘Zombies’ raise money for United Way

‘Zombies’ raise money for United Way

AVON PARK —When Tori Roman appeared on stage at South Florida State College’s Theatre of the Performing Arts Saturday, she was sort of a hybrid horror character combined with an evil criminal.
Published: 10/28/14
Halloween events on tap this week

Halloween events on tap this week

Trick-or-treat hours
Published: 10/27/14
Haunted Highlands

Haunted Highlands

Clarification: Scott Rigby, a front desk clerk at the Kenilworth Lodge, said he has heard noises in the lobby of the hotel when no one was physically around, and he has attributed the noises to possibly creaking of pipes or maintenance noises. Highla...
Published: 10/26/14
Updated: 10/27/14

Placid Lodge dispute continues

LAKE PLACID — The Bicentennial Park and Scout House property rights dispute continues with an attorney and not-for-profit group aiming to obtain the property from a local fraternal lodge.
Published: 10/27/14
Stray cat problem in AP, county continues

Stray cat problem in AP, county continues

AVON PARK – First, her neighbor died, leaving his two cats alone who took up residence at her home.
Published: 10/27/14
Annual ‘Week of the Family’

Annual ‘Week of the Family’

SEBRING — The Highlands County Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 8-15 as Highlands County Week of the Family. This will be the fifth year celebrating a week of paying tribute to families. The purpose is to strengthen families ...
Published: 10/27/14

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