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SEBRING — County commissioners passed an animal control ordinance Tuesday but again could not find a way to help a man who wants to drive his golf cart on Avon Park Lake streets.
SEBRING — Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor would be thrilled.
SEBRING — Over the years, the Florida Legislature has required county sheriffs to more closely monitor sexual offenders and predators.
AVON PARK — The day he was shot, Cpl. Joshua McKee was just guarding his post, an entry control point at forward operating base Hansen, Afghanistan during 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines...
SEBRING — Will 60 sheriff’s deputies remain at Liberty Star Plaza for another two years, or will those analysts, crime scene investigators, canine officers, Special Investigati...
SEBRING — Highlands County EMS has eight front-line ambulances. Five are older vans with small patient compartments in the back, three are newer one-ton Dodges with larger boxes.
SEBRING — The Florida Legislature approved new maps on Monday that will alter seven of the state’s congressional districts. However, the vote in the Republican controlled House...
SEBRING — According to an arrest warrant, Clarence Gordon Thorpe’s wife Marsha turned over letters in which he admitted to molesting a 5-year-old girl when he was 46.
SEBRING — Local election officials are waiting for the House, the Senate, the governor and a Leon County judge before proceeding with the Aug. 26 primary election and the Nov. 4 guber...
SEBRING — After two days of budget hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday, county commissioners succeeded in trimming only $90,568 from a $10.8 million deficit.
SEBRING — A 15-year-old hanging with friends in Ybor City met an older man who offered her a ride home. Instead of taking her home, Weylin Rodriguez drove to Orlando to force C.G. int...
SEBRING —The sheriff might cut $1 million out of her budget, and the IDA-EDC will once again receive full funding.
SEBRING—Will Highlands County allow Brandon Bennett to drive a golf cart from his Avon Park Lakes home to Lake Olivia?
SEBRING — On Tuesday and Wednesday, Highlands County commissioners will discuss how to solve a $10.8 million shortfall.
SEBRING — On Friday, Penny Ogg will test the voting machines on Kenilworth Boulevard and her office in the County Government Center.
SEBRING — We have enough water to last at least until 2035.
SEBRING — So far, Asian psyllids have infected about 20 percent of the citrus acres in Highlands County.
SEBRING — Project Nitrogen is getting closer to a done deal, but it probably won’t happen until December, the county’s economic development director said.
SEBRING — There are two kinds of fire, according to Stephen Pyne.
LORIDA — A 10 p.m. Friday road-rage incident turned into a SWAT team standoff that lasted until Saturday morning.
AVON PARK — The bottom line for seven of the eight school board candidates: they endorsed the half-cent sales tax on the November ballot, but they weren’t warm for the Common C...
SEBRING — Drive northeast to the front gate of Avon Park Air Force Range.
SEBRING — Mount Dora, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Tarpon Springs...
SEBRING — In 2009, the worst of the housing bust, banks completed 1,508 foreclosures in Highlands County.
AVON PARK — In two county commission meetings, Dale Pflug has asked if the U.S. Air Force is flying drones outside the Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range.
SEBRING — Should veterans with something less than honorable discharges be eligible for a $75-a-month tax break for serving in a combat zone?
Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia has struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage.
SEBRING — This time, it looks like the Highlands County commissioners might really raise taxes.
SEBRING — The Great Recession started in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. That’s according to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.
LAKE PLACID — Florida Fish and Wildlife’s Royce Unit is a few thousand feet from the western shore of Lake Istokpoga. The soil is black and mucky.
SEBRING — At the dawn of 2014, Motor City analysts expected sales to grow, but at a slower pace than 2013. Turns out, this year is even better.
SEBRING — A 32-year-old Sebring man was booked Wednesday after his live-in girlfriend reported he became violent, accused her of having sex with a neighbor, threatened to kill her and...
SEBRING — Steve Carr doesn’t file a Disclosure of Financial Interest form because he’s a commander at the Sebring Police Department; he’s required by the Florida ...
SEBRING — A pot-bellied pig’s place is in the home, the Planning & Zoning Commission will recommend to the county commission next month, and maybe it should be okay to rais...
SEBRING — If a proposed ordinance is adopted, pot-bellied pigs may be redefined as household pets.
SEBRING — Highlands County is likely still 10 months away from breaking ground on a $9.1 million new law enforcement facility, County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete said Thursday.
SEBRING — When Dollar General spent $1.1 million to build a second store for Avon Park, the 75-year-old, Goodlettsville, Tenn. corporation didn’t choose another shopping center...
SEBRING — Whomever Project Nitrogen is, Highlands County commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to offer a $250,000 incentive grant this year, another $150,000 next year, and spend $229,578 ...
SEBRING — Yet another sign that the Great Recession is losing its grip on Highlands County? Tax Collector Eric Zwayer offered fewer tax certificates for sale this year.
SEBRING — If the phone or the door bell rings, it may be John and Tina Altic calling.
SEBRING — Last week, Sebring City Council approved preliminary plans to build 243 apartments near the south Publix in Sebring, and Highlands County commissioners voted to allow 50 vil...
SEBRING — Soon, they’ll be watching if you illegally dump tires, couches and oil bottles in public places.
SEBRING — Perhaps if three funerals hadn’t been held Saturday, Juneteenth would have crawling with visitors.