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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.
SEBRING - Highlands and its neighbors, DeSoto, Hardee, Okeechobee, Hendry and Glades, are the poor relations of Florida's counties, according to a U.S. Census report.
SEBRING - The remodeled Arby's in south Sebring displays renaissance artwork. The brand-new Burger King a few blocks north has facing couches between a coffee table. And Wendy's in Avon Park completely refurbished with w...
Remember what mom said: "Wait to get married. You'll have a better chance of making it."
SEBRING - Portions of Blue Head Ranch may be sold in the future, other portions will be leased and some may grow new crops.
SEBRING - Darrel Smith is a retired park ranger, so he wasn't required to work 1,457 hours at the CCC Museum and Highlands Hammock State Park.
SEBRING - Snip, poke. Snip, poke.
SEBRING - Both Legislative chambers took up child-welfare reform Tuesday, hearing about staff turnover and caseloads from a range of experts.
SEBRING - Actually, said Janet Weidemann, it is possible to retire too early.
SEBRING - It's not like the mid-2000s, but Steve Fruit is again encountering customers who want to buy a house, remodel and flip it.
Girls, if you only knew how desperately guys struggle with what to buy you for Valentine's Day.
SEBRING - "Her name is Gabby. She grew into her name."
SEBRING - The answer is, Elizabeth Barber.
Lawmakers are advancing to the March 4 legislative session with up to $30 million worth of proposals to make Florida even friendlier to military and veterans.
SEBRING - Around Thanksgiving, SY Moseley Jr. was inspecting the site a new house, which had become a rare thing in Highlands County during the Great Recession.
SEBRING - After seven years of wrangling over landscaping, engineering, business signs and a parking lot, commissioners paid $500,000 for two slivers of land from Yarbrough Tire totaling less than 3,000 square feet.
SEBRING - For the third straight year, U.S. and Florida bankruptcies have declined.
LAKE PLACID - It's the imperfections that make wood beautiful, so Robert Schultz leaves them in.
SEBRING - Every award winner was applauded, but the only standing ovation at Thursday night's Sebring Chamber of Commerce banquet was for Robert Saffold.
SEBRING - A decorated, highly praised paramedic supervisor was fired in November because he abandoned his job.
SEBRING - There could be a new sheriff's office, and it would be across Palmetto Avenue from the current facility.
SEBRING - Only two items appear on today's county commission agenda: a public hearing on the boundaries of West Sebring Fire Department's district, and a workshop on how the Highlands County Commissioners should provide ...
AVON PARK - Students can't openly carry guns on South Florida State College's campus.
SEBRING - The number of sex offenders in Highlands County is growing: 130 in 2010, compared with 139 in 2013.
SEBRING - Thanks but no thanks for the 3.72 percent raise, the Highlands County commissioners told the state on Tuesday.
SEBRING - Highlands County Medicaid recipients will change to a managed-care plan - some on Feb. 1, some later this year.
SEBRING - In 1999, 6.4 Floridians per 100,000 died from drug overdoses. Today, that number is up 16.4, and the Sunshine State has the 11th highest OD death rate in America.
SEBRING - Are you more literate than a third grader? Thirteen percent of Americans may not be.