Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

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New sheriff’s building $2.5 million over budget

New sheriff’s building $2.5 million over budget

SEBRING — Construction projects often finish over budget, but commissioners were nevertheless stunned to hear a 22 percent difference between their county engineer's preliminary budget and the official draft estimate from Willis Construction Co...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Sebring historic hotels may get new owner

Sebring historic hotels may get new owner

SEBRING — Two long-vacant historic hotels in downtown Sebring may soon have a new owner with plans for using the buildings.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Schools serve Thanksgiving celebration meals

Schools serve Thanksgiving celebration meals

SEBRING — Hundreds of turkey dinners with nearly every little pilgrim opting for fat-free chocolate milk for the accompanying beverage: It must be the Thanksgiving celebration dinner at the Kindergarten Learning Center....
Updated: 23 hours ago
Fire in duct work forces McDonalds to close

Fire in duct work forces McDonalds to close

SEBRING — A fire in the air conditioning duct work at the south McDonalds in Sebring resulted in damage to the kitchen area and the evacuation of employees and customers, Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz said Wednesday....
Updated: 23 hours ago
Honoring a veteran volunteer

Honoring a veteran volunteer

SEBRING – Clive “Bert” Moore quietly and reliably goes to his volunteer job eight to 10 hours a week, working behind the scenes, fixing electronic equipment and keeping it operating.
Updated: 23 hours ago

Stephen Weeks fired at IDA/EDC

Stephen Weeks, the executive director of the Industrial Development Authority and the Economic Development Commission, was fired Wednesday.
Published: 11/19/14

Avon Park community Thanksgiving service

AVON PARK — The annual Avon Park community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 E. Main St.
Published: 11/20/14

Historic Floridians to be portrayed on stage

SEBRING — Circle Theatre and the Florida Humanities Council invite the public to experience history coming alive on stage with “Dreamers & Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians” at 7 p.m. Nov. 22. On the eve of Pearl Harbor,...
Published: 11/19/14
Convicted sex offender failed to report address change, authorities say

Convicted sex offender failed to report address change, authorities say

SEBRING — A convicted sex offender moved, but failed to notify authorities, according to an arrest warrant released Wednesday.
Published: 11/19/14
Hospital suing county over property taxes

Hospital suing county over property taxes

SEBRING — Highlands Regional Medical Center has been suing the county over its property taxes since 2007; commissioners voted Tuesday to close a half-mile of Shop 16 Road at the request of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.; and Commissioner Greg Harris sa...
Published: 11/18/14

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