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AVON PARK — When Marvin Desselle adopted Petee from an animal shelter, both the Vietnam veteran and the mini-pincher benefited.
SEBRING — Hurricanes, freezes, canker, even residential sprawl. The citrus industry fights to survive every year.
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners passed on Tuesday a $120.3 million budget, along with an 8.55 millage rate.
SEBRING — Residents can own a pot-bellied pig if they have a 10,000 square-foot lot, and farmers can keep nine hogs, sheep or goats. However, County Attorney Ross Macbeth will still b...
LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid health care worker invested $1 on a quick pick for the Sept. 6 Fantasy 5 drawing, and it turned out to be the $254,904.63 winner.
SEBRING — Even if Joanne Gilmore wanted to move back to Buffalo, she can’t afford New York anymore.
SEBRING — A 41-year-old Sebring man was charged with six drug-releated offenses Wednesday night after the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team followed his ...
SEBRING — A Sebring man is on trial for murder, accused of shooting another man in the head.
SEBRING — In a little more than two years, Sebring Police Department will lose its chief and its commander.
SEBRING — In most years, the two public hearings after the Highlands County commissioners set the millage rate are just formalities.
SEBRING — In March 2011, Highlands County commissioners turned down a $1 million federal Neighborhood Stabilization grant and reduced a housing department staff of seven to one woman....
SEBRING — It won’t be official for another two weeks, but commissioners agreed Tuesday to raise the millage rate from 7.1 to 8.55, which will generate another $6.2 million.
SEBRING — Three dozen Memorial Elementary students chatted with Rick Scott, but Friday morning was even more special to Aalexis Knight, who achieved perfect scores on the FCAT.
SEBRING —Has Highlands County’s economy fully recovered from the 2007-09 recession?
SEBRING — Is Highlands County collecting enough money to close the Arbuckle Creek landfill when the time comes? And is the landfill charging tipping fees at the right level?
SEBRING — Penny Ogg had three purposes Thursday evening: to thank 235 poll workers, to hand out longevity awards, and sensitivity training.
SEBRING — When will Sebring Parkway Phase 2 be completed?
SEBRING — Harbor Freight will demolish the luxurious interior of recently closed The Galleria furniture store building at the southwest entrance of Lakeshore Mall and refurbish it wit...
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.