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Council approves budget; OKs more firefighters

Council approves budget; OKs more firefighters

SEBRING — The Sebring City Council approved Monday night a $9.6 million 2015-2016 general fund budget that will include three additional firefighter positions.
Published: 07/29/15
Highlands County commissioners trim budget

Highlands County commissioners trim budget

SEBRING — Sheriff Susan Benton whacked her budget request by a half-million dollars, and Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine trimmed another $6,000. Together with other reductions, the FY2015-16 Highlands County budget deficit — which started $4...
Published: 07/29/15
AP plans for change on southside

AP plans for change on southside

AVON PARK – It’s a resolution written and designed to help beautify, upgrade and update an area known for “slum and blight” more than landscaping, public amenities and beauty.
Published: 07/29/15
Back-to-school sales tax holiday nears

Back-to-school sales tax holiday nears

SEBRING — This week, Jeanne Fortier, owner of Home&Office Essentials, is setting up her back-to-school supply section.
Published: 07/29/15
Highlands Veterans Expo open to the public

Highlands Veterans Expo open to the public

SEBRING — The Highlands Veterans Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Lakeshore Mall, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1097 and the 2015 Support Group.
Published: 07/29/15

AP city council, aerial sprayer settle

AVON PARK – The owner of an Avon Park an aerial agricultural insecticide spraying business will have to pay less than half of the cost the city paid to clean up soil contamination that resulted from his business,
Published: 07/28/15
2 people in critical condition after Monday Avon Park accident

2 people in critical condition after Monday Avon Park accident

AVON PARK — A man and a woman were in critical condition Tuesday after a two-vehicle accident Monday at U.S. 27 and Marble Avenue that tied up traffic for hours, according to a news release.
Published: 07/28/15
Employee stole money from cash register, report says

Employee stole money from cash register, report says

AVON PARK — An employee of Walmart in Avon Park was arrested after video surveillance showed her removing money from a cash register and putting it in her pocket, according to an arrest report released this week.
Published: 07/28/15

Man accused of stealing trailer

LAKE PLACID — It didn’t take long for Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies to nab a suspect in the theft of a trailer.
Published: 07/28/15
Utility truck, sedan crash near 90-degree turn

Utility truck, sedan crash near 90-degree turn

SEBRING — A two-vehicle accident between a sedan and a City of Sebring water utility truck sent the two drivers to local hospitals, with non life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Published: 07/28/15