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Hospital partnership hopes to attract physicians to live, work in Highlands

Hospital partnership hopes to attract physicians to live, work in Highlands

SEBRING – They sat together wearing their white hospital and laboratory coats, ready to attend to patients or see medical testing results.
Published: 07/23/15

Sheriff’s report clears School Board in public records flap

SEBRING — There was no violation of public records law by the School Board of Highlands County related to the notes taken during a teacher mediation hearing, according to a Highlands County Sheriff’s investigation....
Published: 07/23/15
Fertilizer plant fire required special firefighting techniques

Fertilizer plant fire required special firefighting techniques

LAKE PLACID — Firefighters used special techniques Tuesday evening when they sought to control a fertilizer fire that prompted a large response and major road closures that lasted for hours, a Highlands County spokeswoman said Wednesday....
Published: 07/22/15

Information about missing man sought

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing, endangered adult.
Published: 07/22/15

Road closures set for Caladium Festival

The 25th Annual Caladium Festival is scheduled for July 24-26 in the downtown Lake Placid area.
Published: 07/22/15
Woman accused of stealing money from father’s business

Woman accused of stealing money from father’s business

AVON PARK — A woman stole nearly $12,000 from her father’s business in order to pay her bills, she told authorities, according to a warrant affidavit released Wednesday.
Published: 07/22/15
Man charged with lewd behavior

Man charged with lewd behavior

AVON PARK — A man forced one girl to watch pornographic videos and her sister to supply him with nude photos of her friends, according to a warrant affidavit released Wednesday.
Published: 07/22/15
Six candidates in sheriff’s race

Six candidates in sheriff’s race

SEBRING — Six candidates are already in the running for Highlands County sheriff, and four or five others have picked up packets from Elections Supervisor Penny Ogg.
Published: 07/22/15
Caladium Festival set for this weekend

Caladium Festival set for this weekend

LAKE PLACID — Each year, locals and out-of-towners alike come to downtown Lake Placid to enjoy colorful caladiums and a wide variety of food, vendors and entertainment.
Published: 07/22/15
Local seafood restaurant celebrates dedication of longtime customers

Local seafood restaurant celebrates dedication of longtime customers

SEBRING – For at least 30 years at around 1:30 p.m. four days a week, Richard Wentz of Sebring has stopped in to sit down and enjoy a lunch of fried tilapia on a bed of lettuce and a side of coleslaw.
Published: 07/22/15