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SEBRING — Highlands County has lost more than 15,000 citrus acres in the past 10 years.
A few Highlands County public officials are wealthy, but they aren’t getting rich in office, their latest financial disclosure forms show.
Commissioners set the maximum millage at 8.55, which means there will be no tax increase next year. The property tax millage could go lower, but not higher without re-notifying taxpayers.
SEBRING — Six candidates are already in the running for Highlands County sheriff, and four or five others have picked up packets from Elections Supervisor Penny Ogg.
In the fall and winter, there are days when Don Hatcher hopes for a cancellation. Although he’s semi-retired, his boat may be booked solid for days on end. Last year, he scheduled 130 excursions, and he’s o...
SEBRING — Highlands County veterans will have a new memorial.
Two days ago, Rebecca Sroda sent out a needs assessment to 20 home health agencies in Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties: are there enough home health workers?
“May you live in interesting times.” That purported Confucian curse may seem especially apt to citrus farmers who have been fighting Huanglongbing since 2006.
SEBRING — Here’s the job market’s new normal: pay scales are sluggish, part-timers can’t find full-time work, fewer Americans have jobs and fewer are looking. Older workers are retiring, and y...
SEBRING — Should Highlands County pay a bonus to the next tourism director? Only if they hire a contractor, commissioners decided Tuesday.
SEBRING — Four months ago, when her husband had a stroke and seizures, Becky Crivello asked the emergency medical technician to call Aeromed. She wanted her husband flown to Tampa Gen...
SEBRING — Forgetting is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
SEBRING — Commissioners accepted a mental health grant Tuesday that not only helps mentally ill prisoners straighten out their lives, but saves money for Highlands County.
SEBRING — Supervisors Dick Miller and Dave Halbig will be reimbursed for their attorney fees, so now Greg Griffin wants to be reimbursed too.
SEBRING — CitraPac will break ground on a new 37,000 square-foot manufacturing facility that will be constructed at Sebring Commerce Park, add $14 million in capital investments, and create 240 jobs, Gov. Rick Sco...
SEBRING — Negotiations, if that’s what they were, began Tuesday evening over Highlands County’s 2015-16 budget.
SEBRING — Next year’s spending plan will be $19.2 million larger than the current budget, according to a message released last week to Highlands County commissioners.
SEBRING — And the low bidder is…
SEBRING — Why does South Florida get afternoon thundershowers? Why is hail relatively rare in Florida? Why does the wind gust? And why is Florida the lightning capital of the U.S.?
SEBRING — Highlands County has a new Healthy Start provider, and it’s the same corporation that operates Hansen House, a Sebring emergency shelter and residential program for a...
SEBRING — County Club of Sebring residents are deciding whether they should invest in bear-proof garbage cans.
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.