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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Making U.S. 27 safer

Making U.S. 27 safer

SEBRING — When Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell asked residents Monday evening whether the speed limit should be lowered in Avon Park to 35 miles per hour, or to 45 miles per hour, a show of hands indicated disagreement on the choice....
Updated: 10 hours ago
Exhibit shows contribution of seniors to community

Exhibit shows contribution of seniors to community

SEBRING — Judy Nicewicz has done many creative pieces but nothing could be more original than this artistic rendition of her family’s military heritage — all on one canvas.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Avon Park American Legion recognizes Military Spouses Day

Avon Park American Legion recognizes Military Spouses Day

AVON PARK – For Annette Owens, it was when the events of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred and the military and government went into lockdown that the uncertainty of his situation began to hit home and the fear set in. ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
County borrows $23.6 million to pay for sheriff’s office, Parkway Phase 3
Illegal dump program adopted

County borrows $23.6 million to pay for sheriff’s office, Parkway Phase 3 Illegal dump program adopted

SEBRING — Now the Highlands County commissioners know where the money will come from to build a new sheriff’s office and to complete Sebring Parkway Phase 3.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Man accused of assaulting 11-year-old girl

Man accused of assaulting 11-year-old girl

SEBRING ­— A Sebring man was arrested after an 11-year-old girl told authorities in San Bernadino County, Calif., that he had sexually abused her twice, according to a report released Tuesday.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Woman seeks help through pizza order

Woman seeks help through pizza order

AVON PARK — When Pizza Hut in Avon Park received an order online, instead of responding by delivering pizza, employees called the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 11 hours ago

EAA hosting aerobatic flight team at breakfast

SEBRING — Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 will host a pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the EAA 1240 Aviation Development Center, located on the flight line at Sebring Regional Airport. Breakfast includes bacon, link and p...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Highlands Hammock changes tram tour, museum hours

Highlands Hammock changes tram tour, museum hours

SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park’s guided narrated tram tour that runs through the park and into restricted areas where visitors may observe alligators, water birds and other wildlife will be limited to running at 1:30 p.m. Friday...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Lake Placid woman involved in Lake Wales accident, authorities say

LAKE WALES —The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating a Lake Wales traffic fatality involving a pedestrian who was struck by a pickup truck driven by a Lake Placid driver, Polk County Sheriff’s Office said....
Published: 05/05/15

Woman accused of stealing $1 million pleads no contest

SEBRING — A woman accused in 2013 of stealing nearly $1 million from a medical practice has pleaded no contest to several felony charges and is expected to receive 10 years in prison. ...
Published: 05/05/15