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SEBRING — A second company is asking to manage Highlands County’s landfill and recycling operations.
SEBRING — Whereever Twyla Ostrowski goes in Lake Placid, she’s still asked what’s going on with the animal control ordinance.
SEBRING — If Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach was a state, it would rank sixth in new HIV infections.
SEBRING — Since the Great Recession ended, oil towns have dominated America’s fastest-growing economies. Now, gasoline prices have dropped.
SEBRING — Supervisor Dick Miller had denied violating the Florida Sunshine Law, and will present his defense at the next Sun N’ Lake Improvement District meeting.
SEBRING — It’s been years in the making, but Progressive Waste Solutions has finally proposed a recycling deal with Highlands County.
SEBRING — Every year since 2007, when Christopher van der Kaay was hired as an adjunct instructor, he has seen South Florida State College change.
SEBRING — Ask six people in Lakeshore Mall to name the last hurricane to pass through Highlands County, and they’ll draw a blank.
SEBRING — Three years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency released preliminary flood plain maps. At Joedene Thayer’s home on Lake Rachael, for instance, it appeared he...
SEBRING — Highlands County will have to wait two weeks to find out how much the proposed sheriff’s office will cost.
The poverty class tends to believe in fate.
SEBRING — For Sebring, the runup to World War II began with a June 12, 1941 telegram from Congressman J. Hardin Peterson:
SEBRING — General Manager Michael Wright has accepted a $69,000 buyout of his contract. Friday will be his last day at Sun ’n Lake Improvement District.
SEBRING — Sun N’ Lake Supervisor David Halbig plans to reply to Public Works Director Greg Griffin’s complaints at Friday’s board meeting, 9 a.m. in the SNL commu...
SEBRING — While there were more than two opinions about how the county and the state ought to proceed at Lake Charlotte, residents who met Wednesday afternoon at the Bert J. Harris Jr...
SEBRING — Holly Parker lived poor years ago, but her understanding about the mindset of poverty popped open when she attended a United Way seminar.
SEBRING — Richard Miller moved from Detroit to Houston, then to Highlands County.
SEBRING — If the U.S. Census is to be believed – and officials in two cities question the latest estimates – then inner city residents are moving to the county.
SEBRING — It’s 10 a.m. Thursday, and the 60-plus men’s league is taking batting practice. The pitcher delivers highlighter-yellow softballs, and bam, bam, bam, the hitte...
SEBRING – Highlands County is remodeling the Kenilworth Office Building to store elections equipment and records, but the supervisor of election’s office will remain in the Government Center, Supervisor Pen...
SEBRING — How did the Heartland Triathlon grow from under 1,000 last year to more than 1,200 this year?
SEBRING — The county is withholding the implementation of its summer marketing plan while identifying target customers.
AVON PARK — In a word, it was touching.
SEBRING — Two supervisors and the public works director had already lawyered up in anticipation of a lawsuit; on Friday one of those supervisors was asked to resign, and the other sug...
SEBRING — “We struggled to make friends, and we became us,” Alana Reid told her fellow students, “But us is no more.”
SEBRING — Public Works Director Greg Griffin has retained an attorney, and two Sun N’ Lake supervisors are now asking for the district to pay for their lawyers as well. Possibl...
SEBRING — Olivia Goolsby opened LaShimmer last November in downtown Sebring.
Heartland Community Housing Organization has expanded its charter to include two more south-central Florida counties, hired an executive director, and beefed up its marketing plan.
SEBRING — It was all fun and games Saturday morning during Family Fun Day at the Highlands County Family YMCA, but don’t miss the point.
SEBRING — A 44-year-old Sebring man wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and carjacking in Polk County has been found dead in St. Petersburg.
SEBRING — Water fountains, benches, bike racks and new playground equipment are planned for parks in Sebring and Highlands Park.
SEBRING — Allie Slager and her friends were headed to the beach a few months ago.
SEBRING — Residents will decide for themselves whether Lake Charlotte will be accepted for county maintenance.
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners had a choice Tuesday: buy conservation credits for $374,981, or buy 50 acres of land for $600,000.
SEBRING — Is the newest designer drug here in Highlands County?
SEBRING — By 2050, Muslims will overtake Jews as the second-largest religious sect in America. That’s according to a Pew Research Center estimate.
SEBRING — Progressive Waste Solutions has estimated Highlands County could save $10 million over a 20-year period. Discussions about the company taking over the landfill and recycling...
SEBRING — Donna Doubleday resigned Wednesday as the chairwoman of the Highlands County IDA-EDC, and Fred Jahna also announced he was quitting as secretary of the board.
SEBRING — If a low-income Floridian is arrested, his liberty is endangered, so the Constitution requires the judge to appoint a public defender. “There is no such thing in a ci...
SEBRING — See that car coming?
SEBRING — Laurie Hurner has become the Highlands County extension director.
SEBRING — Ray and Beverly White wouldn’t travel without their iPhones and iPads.
SEBRING — The information sector has a tiny impact on Highlands County’s workforce, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Career Source Heartland.
SEBRING — The $23.6 million commissioners borrowed Tuesday to build Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and Sebring Parkway Phase 3 will balance the capital budget until Fiscal Y...
One Highlands County commissioner got tired on Tuesday of county projects that seem to continue for years without progress.
SEBRING — Should Highlands County pay up to $300,000 for anti-dumping campaigns, whistleblower rewards, hidden cameras, tire buybacks, waived tipping fees, and one deputy assigned onl...
County borrows $23.6 million to pay for sheriff’s office, Parkway Phase 3 Illegal dump program adopted
SEBRING — Now the Highlands County commissioners know where the money will come from to build a new sheriff’s office and to complete Sebring Parkway Phase 3.
SEBRING — CitraPac will schedule a May ground breaking for its manufacturing center at Sebring Regional Airport, company president Dan Harshmann said.