Monday, Sep 01, 2014

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Scott to pitch new round of tax cuts

Scott to pitch new round of tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE—A rollback in vehicle-registration fees, the key part of a $500 million package of tax and fee cuts approved this spring, kicks in today as Gov. Rick Scott starts to campaign for a new round of tax cuts....
Updated: 16 hours ago

Citizens seeks rate cuts for inland homeowners

TALLAHASSEE—Citizens Property Insurance Corp. wants state regulators to reduce base rates for the majority of its policyholders for the first time since a move to artificially lower rates ended in 2009.
Published: 09/01/14
Sebring downtown property values may be stabilizing

Sebring downtown property values may be stabilizing

SEBRING — It might come as a surprise during a time of economic slowdown and generally decreasing property values, but some people have raised concerns about property values and taxes being too low, Highlands County Property Appraiser C. Raymo...
Published: 09/01/14
Thompson’s steamer trunks fuse history, craftsmanship

Thompson’s steamer trunks fuse history, craftsmanship

LAKE PLACID—History and craftsmanship come together in a beautiful way when John Thompson steps into his workshop.
Published: 09/01/14
‘Bear Lady’ died Friday

‘Bear Lady’ died Friday

SEBRING — Search for Mary Musselman on Google, and stories pop up from ABC, NBC, Fox, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, policestate.com and the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom.
Published: 08/31/14

Tampa Bay killer may be in Avon Park

AVON PARK — Police think a Tampa murderer may be here.
Published: 08/30/14
Surviving the summer doldrums

Surviving the summer doldrums

AVON PARK — During the past year, there has been changes to the Olympic Restaurant, one of the oldest continuously open eateries in Highlands County.
Published: 08/31/14

Child death review panel sets ambitious agenda

TALLAHASSEE — The state panel charged with reviewing child deaths set an ambitious agenda Thursday against a tight deadline in hopes of reducing as many child deaths as possible.
Published: 08/31/14
Police say body cameras could help to resolve citizen complaints

Police say body cameras could help to resolve citizen complaints

LAKE PLACID — For Lake Placid Police Officer Mitch Cooper there’s little doubt that if the officer involved in the Ferguson, Mo., shooting incident wore a body camera the situation would have been resolved much more quickly....
Published: 08/31/14
Chair painting fundraiser raises $1,800

Chair painting fundraiser raises $1,800

SEBRING — Highlands Art League hosted a Chair Painting Fundraiser Aug. 23 to help decorate HAL class chairs and provide recognition for HAL supporters.
Published: 08/31/14

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