Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Local News

Tearing up the aircraft industry

SEBRING — Within the next few months, expect to see a Boeing or an Airbus commercial jet land at Sebring Regional Airport. For a few years, Michael Elkaim wants to dismantle those planes and sell the working parts back to the industry....
Published: 10/18/14

Truancy efforts aim to curb unexcused absences

SEBRING — Nearly 600 School Board of Highlands County students were absent 21 or more days from school in the 2013-14 school year with no acceptable excuse.
Published: 10/17/14
Voices of the base dwindling

Voices of the base dwindling

AVON PARK – It’s an important component of conservation, environmental protection and compliance but its numbers are in the single digits.
Published: 10/17/14
Mother charged with neglect of baby who died

Mother charged with neglect of baby who died

SEBRING — For the third time in three days, a criminal investigation involving a child either dying or being critically injured in Highlands County has become public.
Published: 10/16/14
Working to save canines, doggone it

Working to save canines, doggone it

SEBRING – There was Henry, found emaciated behind the Wal-Mart near Thunderbird Road; Butch was brought to their attention with heartworms; Andy was a “walking skeleton” before he got care; and Toby had a broken leg and spasms.
Published: 10/17/14
AP teen competing for Miss Florida USA

AP teen competing for Miss Florida USA

AVON PARK – She said she never considered herself pageant-worthy, but after some persuading from a friend, she’s now competing at the state level.
Published: 10/17/14
Terror Trail opens with a bang; other events on tap as well

Terror Trail opens with a bang; other events on tap as well

SEBRING—One of the biggest fundraisers of the Humane Society of Highlands County had a solid opening Oct. 10.
Published: 10/17/14

Places to go

There is lots of fun going on around the county this weekend. Where will we see you?
Published: 10/17/14
Are we prepared for EBOLA?

Are we prepared for EBOLA?

SEBRING —Hospitals throughout Florida are preparing should a case of Ebola come to the state.
Published: 10/16/14

Deputies: 4-year-old suffers ‘severe’ head injury

SEBRING—Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the emergency room at Highlands Regional Medical Center for a 4-year-old girl who arrived with severe head injury and was unresponsive, the sheriff...
Published: 10/15/14

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