Friday, Aug 22, 2014

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Man accused of having marijuana growing operation

Man accused of having marijuana growing operation

LORIDA — Authorities arrested a Lorida man after discovering 51 marijuana plants on his property, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.
Published: 08/21/14

HRMC: Hackers may have stolen patient information from doctors’ offices

SEBRING — A limited amount of information regarding patients seen at physicians’ practices and clinics affiliated with Highlands Regional Medical Center may have been obtained by Chinese hackers, according to a statement from the hospit...
Published: 08/21/14

SO: 26 out of 31 stores pass alcohol compliance sale checks

SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office’s crime suppression team conducted alcohol sales compliance checks Aug. 15 at 31 locations within the county. These compliance checks are part of the sheriff’s strategy to he...
Published: 08/21/14
Judge delays decision on request to move Doty trial

Judge delays decision on request to move Doty trial

SEBRING —A Highlands County circuit judge has delayed a decision on whether the trial of one of the principal defendants in the murder trial of Aaron Doty should be moved outside of Highlands County.
Published: 08/20/14
Man accused of burglarizing church

Man accused of burglarizing church

AVON PARK — Fingerprints led to the arrest of a man in connection with a church burglary that involved the theft of money, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 08/20/14
First day of school opens to 150 more students

First day of school opens to 150 more students

SEBRING — Highlands County schools opened to the biggest first-day increase in student enrollment in eight years with 150 more students showing up Wednesday at district schools compared to last year’s opening day....
Published: 08/21/14
Survey says: AP airport important to local economy

Survey says: AP airport important to local economy

AVON PARK — It certainly doesn’t have the economic impact or notoriety of the Tampa or Orlando international airports, but it does help the economy take off in Highlands County, particularly Avon Park.
Published: 08/21/14
Harbor Freight coming to Sebring

Harbor Freight coming to Sebring

SEBRING — Harbor Freight will demolish the luxurious interior of recently closed The Galleria furniture store building at the southwest entrance of Lakeshore Mall and refurbish it with its own exposed T-bar ceilings and concrete floors, accord...
Published: 08/21/14
New ordinance: Don’t feed feral cats

New ordinance: Don’t feed feral cats

SEBRING — County commissioners passed an animal control ordinance Tuesday but again could not find a way to help a man who wants to drive his golf cart on Avon Park Lake streets.
Published: 08/20/14

Harbor Freight is coming to Sebring

SEBRING — Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor would be thrilled.
Published: 08/19/14

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