Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

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SFSC program designed to get the vote out

SFSC program designed to get the vote out

AVON PARK – Thomas Clapp said he found it a convenient, accessible way to get involved in the voting process.
Updated: 4 hours ago
District hoping for a ‘future’ with funding from 1/2 cent sales tax

District hoping for a ‘future’ with funding from 1/2 cent sales tax

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County cites that millions of dollars worth of needs from new buses to new classroom construction would be funded with revenue from a 1/2 cent sales tax.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Plans on track for youth treatment center

Plans on track for youth treatment center

SEBRING — When Highlands County youth need advanced drug treatment, they must go elsewhere to get it, Sheriff Susan Benton said Thursday.
Updated: 16 hours ago

Highlands Independent Bank name changed

SEBRING — Visitors to Highlands Independent Bank as of Oct. 24 will see that the financial institution’s name will be changed, but they will continue dealing with the same employees and receive the same services, said John Shoop, presid...
Updated: 19 hours ago
More voters forgoing political parties

More voters forgoing political parties

SEBRING – It will be Chris Baker’s first election and he’s already made up his mind he won’t be deciding between a donkey or an elephant.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Authorities investigate apparent murder and attempted suicide

SEBRING — An 85-year-old man is suspected of murdering the woman he was dating and then shooting himself on Thursday, according to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Election ballot measures explained

Election ballot measures explained

Voters are being asked to consider three constitutional amendment proposals in the Nov. 4 elections. Here is a brief explanation on the ballot measures, those in favor and against, and what supporters and detractors say:
Published: 10/24/14
Early voting starts Saturday

Early voting starts Saturday

SEBRING — Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election starts Saturday, and election officials are encouraging voters to take advantage of it and avoid long lines on Election Day.
Published: 10/23/14

Voters to decide 2 school board seats

SEBRING — Voters in the general election will decide two school board races as they choose between Charlene Edwards and incumbent Ronnie Jackson for the District 1 seat and Jill Compton and Clinton Culverhouse for the District 5 seat....
Published: 10/24/14
Life of slain 4-year-old girl celebrated at vigil

Life of slain 4-year-old girl celebrated at vigil

SEBRING — For the participants at a vigil in honor of a slain 4-year-old girl, the releasing of a Japanese lantern and blue and white balloons that rose into the sky had special meaning Wednesday evening.
Published: 10/24/14

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