Friday, Sep 19, 2014

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Shelter scrambles to save dumped puppies

Shelter scrambles to save dumped puppies

SEBRING — On Wednesday the four Chihuahua puppies played together in the office at the Highlands County Humane Society shelter.
Published: 09/18/14
Former Azure students resume studies at SFSC

Former Azure students resume studies at SFSC

AVON PARK — After a financial aid problem at Azure College in Sebring, about 20 former students of the private nursing college resumed their studies Monday at South Florida State College.
Published: 09/18/14
Former Sebring resident really cooking

Former Sebring resident really cooking

SEBRING – As a teen, Mike Remes was interested in sports - played soccer, basketball and followed Tampa Bay-area professional teams. But behind those goals, he also had another burning passion: cooking.
Published: 09/18/14
County adopts $120 million budget

County adopts $120 million budget

SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners passed on Tuesday a $120.3 million budget, along with an 8.55 millage rate.
Published: 09/17/14
Florida sheriffs’ group recognizes Grimsley

Florida sheriffs’ group recognizes Grimsley

FORT MEADE—Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton presented the Florida Sheriffs Association’s Legislative Champion Award to Sen. Denise Grimsley, District 21, Tuesday.
Published: 09/17/14

Man accused of assaulting woman

LAKE PLACID —A Lake Placid man was arrested after being accused of punching a woman in the nose and then trying to prevent her from calling authorities, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
Published: 09/17/14
Tattoo helps officers find suspected thief

Tattoo helps officers find suspected thief

SEBRING— A tattoo helped police nab a suspected Wal-Mart shoplifter, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 09/17/14

Okeechobee man killed in Tuesday accident

LAKE PLACID—A 70-year-old Okeechobee man was killed shortly after 12:32 p.m. Tuesday when he apparently lost control of his SUV, which slid down a steep embankment on State Road 70, partially ejecting him out of the back hatch window, Florida ...
Published: 09/17/14

CRA seeks public’s input on downtown Sebring housing

SEBRING — In order to improve and increase housing in downtown Sebring, the Downtown Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency and Sebring City Council have formed a joint Housing Committee.
Published: 09/17/14
Man claims he robbed store to pay probation costs

Man claims he robbed store to pay probation costs

SEBRING — An Avon Park teenager who told authorities he robbed a convenience store clerk to get money to pay his $500 probation fine will spend the next 10 years in prison, a judge decided this week.
Published: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/17/14

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