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Friday, Feb 27, 2015

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Judge refuses to lower sentence for convicted dog fighter

SEBRING — A judge on Thursday stuck by his decision to sentence a convicted dog fighter to 25 years in prison plus 30 years probation.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Amendment 1: What will voters get for $758 million annually?

Amendment 1: What will voters get for $758 million annually?

SEBRING — Ben Albritton has a $758 million job this year. He chairs the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, which will guide the Legislature on how to spend the money that voters approved for Amendment 1. ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
‘Project Nitrogen’ makes frozen fruit-in-a-bowl

‘Project Nitrogen’ makes frozen fruit-in-a-bowl

SEBRING — In the 1920s, Gregg Harshman’s family was one of Highlands County’s pioneering citrus growers.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Updated: 12 hours ago

Deputy arrests suspected marijuana pusher

AVON PARK — A deputy on foot patrol in the Delaney Avenue neighborhood arrested John L. Brown III, 24, of 1437 Georgia Ave.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Council asks for evaluation

Council asks for evaluation

SEBRING — Tourist Development Council Member John Griffin has asked for an evaluation of the director.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Man allegedly attacks girlfriend

SEBRING – A Sebring man who punched and held a knife to the throat of his live-in girlfriend was arrested Wednesday.
Updated: 13 hours ago
AP approves Brickell Building proposal

AP approves Brickell Building proposal

AVON PARK — The city council approved the Avon Park Housing Development Corporation’s proposal to purchase and develop the Brickell Building on Main Street, but two council members voted against the plan.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Killers of Aaron Doty sentenced to life

Killers of Aaron Doty sentenced to life

SEBRING — After calling the two convicted murderers of Aaron Doty hypocrites, cowards and cheaters, Circuit Judge J. Dale Durrance on Thursday sentenced them both to two consecutive terms of life plus five years.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Fifty years of medical care

Fifty years of medical care

SEBRING – Frances Brown of Sebring can remember when it was a small, “hometown” hospital with the latest in medical technology - for the late 1960s, early 1970s.
Published: 02/26/15