Monday, Oct 20, 2014

Local News

Mom accused of abusing child; fourth child abuse case in less than a week

LAKE PLACID — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a mother from carrying out her apparent plans to have her 4-year-old daughter run over by a vehicle, according to a report released Monday.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Dog left on chain without access to food or water, authorities say

AVON PARK — A man was accused of animal abuse after an animal control officer found a dog tied to a chain link fence without access to food or water, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Updated: 8 hours ago
It’s pumpkin time

It’s pumpkin time

LAKE PLACID — Two years ago, Katie Brown took over the youth ministry at Memorial United Methodist Church and has directed oodles of fun for the kids: a Jesus party, a splash day, a school bash, and on Saturday, a pumpkin decorating party....
Updated: 14 hours ago
Food pantry for veterans gets donation

Food pantry for veterans gets donation

SEBRING — Dozens of canned and non-perishable food items were delivered last week to the Highlands County Veterans Services Office to help veterans in Highlands County who are facing hard times.
Published: 10/20/14

AARP seeks tax aid volunteers

SEBRING — The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across Highlands County to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing the...
Published: 10/19/14

Man accused of fraud

SEBRING — A woman’s discovery in Auburndale of six fraudulent charges on her checking account led to the arrest of Winter Haven man accused of theft in Polk and Highlands counties, according to a warrant affidavit....
Published: 10/19/14

Crist: People’s governor or self-serving pol?

PANAMA CITY—It takes at least half an hour to walk down the block with Charlie Crist. It’s not because the trim, 58-year-old is slow. But a stroll down the street with the former Republican governor, now trying to get his old job back a...
Published: 10/20/14
Community garden expanding after healthy demand

Community garden expanding after healthy demand

SEBRING—Lee Tarantino is a vegan and not only eats lots of vegetables but also juices them.
Published: 10/20/14
For those who are addicted or have overdosed

For those who are addicted or have overdosed

AVON PARK — When the Highlands County Drug Free Coalition holds a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday, Tracy will probably be there.
Published: 10/20/14
Meeting stricter nutritional guidelines while satisfying the student palate

Meeting stricter nutritional guidelines while satisfying the student palate

SEBRING — Students in the school cafeteria lunch serving lines are noticing some items are smaller, look different or have been eliminated completely, while new items have appeared on the menu.
Published: 10/19/14

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