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Friday, May 29, 2015

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Tourism director resigns

Tourism director resigns

SEBRING — Tourist Development Council Director John Scherlacher resigned Tuesday.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Flirting with fame

Flirting with fame

SEBRING – As the cassette tape played forward, through the hiss and crackles filtering through the stereo speakers, a distinct voice could be heard singing in sync with an Elvis Presley recording.
Published: 05/29/15
Three hire lawyers in SNL dustup

Three hire lawyers in SNL dustup

SEBRING — Public Works Director Greg Griffin has retained an attorney, and two Sun N’ Lake supervisors are now asking for the district to pay for their lawyers as well. Possible legal action will be discussed at a board of supervisors m...
Published: 05/28/15
Victim shot after stealing marijuana from suspect

Victim shot after stealing marijuana from suspect

SEBRING — For stealing marijuana from a fellow employee at a Sebring industry, Thomas Bernard Nelson paid with his life, according to a warrant affidavit released Thursday.
Published: 05/29/15
Fun at the Children’s Museum

Fun at the Children’s Museum

SEBRING — Claire Landress, 2, reaches for groceries to scan and Ryan Duppenthaler, 5, plays behind the wheel of the firetruck while playing at the Children’s Museum of the Highlands on Tuesday afternoon. Landress and her family live in ...
Published: 05/29/15
Exhibit on Florida’s natural beauty coming to Sebring art museum

Exhibit on Florida’s natural beauty coming to Sebring art museum

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League, or HAL, has received $12,000 in grants to host the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Exhibit from Sept. 24 to March 15 at the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA). The grants are provided by the Florida ...
Published: 05/28/15

Effort to resolve AP airport lease issue continues

AVON PARK – After about two months, the effort to resolve costs incurred from a chemical spill cleanup at the Avon Park Executive Airport and its effects on the soil continues.
Published: 05/28/15
Murder suspect extradited from New York

Murder suspect extradited from New York

SEBRING — A suspect in a May 9 shooting death has been extradited from Catskill, New York, to Highlands County, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 05/28/15

FHP: Woman dies in accident; apparently loses control of vehicle

VENUS — A 25-year-old woman died Wednesday evening after apparently losing control of her vehicle, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Published: 05/28/15

Business establishments making up recession losses

SEBRING — Olivia Goolsby opened LaShimmer last November in downtown Sebring.
Published: 05/28/15