Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

Online identity theft on the rise, survey says

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 -

SEBRING - Online identity theft appears to be affecting more Americans, according to a January 2014 Pew Research Center survey.

Kindergartners learn 911 etiquette

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 -

SEBRING - Five- and 6-year-olds these days may not know what a landline is, so "Cell Phone Sally" made sure to introduce "the phone with a curly cord" to the kids.

Crime briefs

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 -

Passenger turns ride into computer theft, authorities say

Girl Scouts putting faces to names etched on sidewalk a long time ago

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 -

SEBRING-Some of the names are lightly etched and hard to read, others are clear to the eye.

Pampered pet$

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - Every time Dana Hills goes shopping, she makes sure to bring home a special toy or a snack for each of her three pets.

Protests held to highlight child support laws, hearing abuses, organizers say

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 -

SEBRING - Edwin Padilla claims non-custodial parents don't get a fair shake at local child support payment hearings and wants his voice heard.

SFSC launches bachelor's degree in elementary education

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 -

AVON PARK - South Florida State College will offer its bachelor of science in elementary education degree this fall at the Avon Park campus, and the college has started accepting applications from prospective students.

Study: Highlands' tax rate comparatively lower

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 -

SEBRING- Out of Florida's 67 counties, Highlands County's 2010 average total property tax rate, calculated using total property tax levy and taxable value, was the 48th lowest, a study says.

Tween singer is 'up' and about

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 -

SEBRING-When Caitlin Sinness bagged the Jr. Heartland Idol last year, she thought the best thing had happened that day, not realizing she was just getting started.

Crime briefs

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 -

Registered sex offender fails to register, authorities say

Former service manager accused of defrauding Chevy dealership

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 -

AVON PARK-The former service manager of Witham Chevrolet is accused of doctoring work order receipts paid in cash for auto repair work done there and pocketing the difference, a Highlands County Sheriff's Office report s...

Crime briefs

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 -

Man accused of using someone else's debit card

Children's museum founder announces retirement

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 -

SEBRING - When the Children's Museum of the Highlands first opened its doors in what is now Linda's Bookstore, the museum did not have enough money to pay the second month's rent.

A slice in time - and Florida history

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 - SEBRING - If you were shipping Florida fruit in the North how would you market it?

Sebring July 4th fireworks up in the air

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 -

SEBRING - An apparent miscommunication appears to have left this year's Sebring Fourth of July fireworks show rudderless.

Obamacare open enrollment deadline nears

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 -

SEBRING - Florida is one of the few states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Updated story: Authorities shoot, kill alleged shooter

Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 - SEBRING-Residents in this quiet rural Sebring community quivered in fear and took cover as a neighbor peppered their homes with bullets and some whizzed past them as they slept in their beds early Sunday morning...

Brown-colored water vexing Sebring Lakes residents

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 - SEBRING - About nine days ago, Mark DeNardis turned on his faucet, and water the color of iced tea came gushing out, he said.

Bear sightings go up; experts blame growing bear numbers

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 -

SEBRING - Last year, the state saw a "significant" increase in black bear nuisance calls in Highlands County and decided to canvass neighborhoods and educate residents on how to live with bears.

Crime briefs

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 -

SO: Burglary suspect caught in the act as residents hold door shut

Downtown Race events scrubbed, but Ride to racetrack returns Sunday

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 -

SEBRING-While two 12 Hours of Sebring-related events in downtown Sebring will not be held this year, the popular Ride the Racetrack returns Sunday to the Sebring International Raceway.

Career fair exposes students to different fields

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 -

AVON PARK - One student wanted to know how to start a feral hog removal business while another was exploring a marine biology degree and needed information on university programs.

Military requires higher level recruits to join the ranks

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 -

SEBRING - Out of 54 U.S. states and territories, Florida ranks 53rd in the ratio of citizens who are guardsmen, and the state needs more, not fewer, people in the guard, said the Florida National Guard Wednesday.

Sebring High students to 'care mob' 'Art Village,' now under renovation

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 -

SEBRING - In April, several Sebring High School International Baccalaureate Programme students "cash-mobbed" a downtown Sebring deli.

Local tourism appears to be picking up slightly

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 -

SEBRING - Jim and Karen Soltis are full-time RVers who move from one camp site to another, often state parks, serving as volunteer camp hosts.

As North freezes in record cold, snowbird migration seems steady

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 -

SEBRING - Dawn Engelsman left her summer home of Michigan earlier this winter and intends to stay longer until the snow is gone.

Restoring ex-felons' voting rights could become elections issue

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 -

SEBRING - In 2013, 116 voters were taken off the Highlands County voting rolls because as convicted felons they automatically lost their civil rights.

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