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SEBRING - If Highlands County drivers noticed a slight decline in this year's automobile insurance rates, that was their PIP.
SEBRING - Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, while the Highlands rate dipped .1 percent to 7.3 percent.
SEBRING - Cigarette use is declining in Highlands County, but cigar smoking is rising.
SEBRING - If both budget bills make it through the House and Senate, and if Gov. Rick Scott doesn't line-item veto the projects, AVID will receive $520,000 in state funds to help local middl...
SEBRING - A new candidate has filed for state representative in District 55, and he'll need to start raising funds quickly.
SEBRING - It was over in a few minutes. Instead of objecting, reducing tipping fees at Highlands County landfill, or asking Avon Park and Lake Placid to stay, the commissioners bid adieu Tuesday to Julian Deleon.
SEBRING - When Payne Duvall, 6, hugged his father for a long time Saturday after winning the biggest trophy at the Pinewood Derby, Lance Duvall didn't mind saying he was moved to tears. It was a big deal.
AVON PARK - More than four months after a popular high school football player was killed on a dark street southeast of downtown, deputies still have not arrested the killer.
SEBRING - Two weeks after the conversion began, Sweetbays in Sebring and Lake Placid are now Winn-Dixie grocers.
SEBRING - Lisa Everhart is looking for a few good pivots, jammers and blockers. About 20, actually, and they don't even have to know how to skate.
County and city administrators and their attorneys sat down together Monday and Tuesday to discuss whether Avon Park and Lake Placid will really truck their garbage to Okeechobee.
SEBRING - TaxWatch expects the number of Floridians afflicted with Alzheimer's to grow by nearly 50 percent in the next decade, straining the health care system and increasing costs for taxpayers. A TaxWatch report, "Flo...
SEBRING - Beginning this year, Florida kids can stay in foster care until they're 21, and Debby Driskill wishes Michigan would do the same.
LORIDA - This big fish didn't get away, Bobby Kotch threw it back.
SEBRING - Last month, three of the five Highlands County commissioners said they preferred a full-time, in-house county attorney.
SEBRING - The U.S. Census estimates Highlands County and its three municipalities have lost population since the 2010 head count.
SEBRING - Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, an Italian manufacturer of light aircraft, announced Tuesday the Naples company will assemble planes at Sebring Regional Airport.
SEBRING - Highlands County commissioners made official on Tuesday, juggling $4.7 million in Sebring Parkway money to fund a new sheriff's office.
SEBRING - When Debra Worley studies a U.S. Census comparison of Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring, a picture emerges of how similar - and how remarkably different - the municipalities are.
SEBRING - Highlands County, your health is slipping.
SEBRING - After decades of saying they'd change, this may be the year Republican legislators actually do.
SEBRING - Less than two years after major legislation that reformed the federal government's much-criticized flood insurance program, the Feds took a do-over.
SEBRING - Florida's chief economist is projecting a $1.2 billion or bigger surplus, but don't expect that windfall here.
Frustrated county commissioners complained two weeks ago about issues that took too long to resolve, at Tuesday's meeting county administrator June Fisher produced a list of 83 projects she and other Highlands County sta...
Sebring Parkway, a new sheriff's office, and the IDA-EDC all will move forward, Highlands County commissioners decided Tuesday.
SEBRING - Frozen concentrated orange juice futures have gained 11 percent this year on the commodities market.
SEBRING - Facing the prospect of a hung jury, Asst. State Attorney Steve Houchin offered a plea deal for first degree manslaughter with a weapon.
SEBRING - What's different this year at the 12 Hours of Sebring?
SEBRING - The real estate marketing is recovering from the recession. Home sales are up, prices are rising, and new houses are being built.
SEBRING - Denise Grimsley, Cary Pigman and Bill Galvano have no opponents, but that hasn't stopped them from raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaign accounts.
SEBRING - Where did that mosaic come from?
The unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds, including those who gave up looking for work, is 15.8 percent, more than twice the 7.3 percent national average. The jobless rate is even higher for African-Americans and Hispan...
SEBRING - If you think Highlands County takes too long to resolve issues, a majority commissioners actually agree.
AVON PARK - When Deputy Hiram Obregon, 43, and his wife, Lissette, 41, were arrested in October, they became the last marijuana grow house bust in Highlands County.
LAKE PLACID - Eight years ago, Highlands County's housing department helped a citizen raze her own dilapidated house with $44,519 in Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership funds and another $44,316 from the federa...
SEBRING - Highlands County commissioners did a lot of listening Tuesday morning: they heard from Geri Canale, who wanted to lease an abandoned Avon Park clay pit but backed out after a motion to ask for bids; they listen...
SEBRING - Ross Macbeth may have lost his job Tuesday.
SEBRING - Crime scene evidence is kept inside Highlands County Jail. But of course, that's not the way it should be.
SEBRING - The jury may still be out on whether Highlands County should have bought its own $3.3 million asphalt plant in 2008, but road and bridge supervisor Kyle Green has made his peace with it.
SEBRING - There they grow again.
SEBRING - Woodcarving can be as simple as a twig and a sharp pocket knife, Bob Seybolt said.
SEBRING - The myths about welfare: minimum wage workers qualify? Sometimes.