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Monday, Mar 02, 2015

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Sebring makes list of beautiful towns

Sebring makes list of beautiful towns

SEBRING — When a London-based web site contracted Jensen Beach resident Audra Clemons to write about the 10 most beautiful towns in Florida, it didn’t take long to think about Sebring, she said.
Published: 02/26/15
Crime dropped, but murders increased in 2014, sheriff says

Crime dropped, but murders increased in 2014, sheriff says

SEBRING — It took more than a week for authorities to identify a man with a head injury who was found on a dirt trail last March behind Lupita Grocery Store south of Lake Placid.
Published: 02/25/15
Deleon: Airport could be turned over to county

Deleon: Airport could be turned over to county

AVON PARK — As the Avon Park City Council discussed the ongoing operating losses of the city’s airport, City Manager Julian Deleon said the council could consider making it an independent special improvement district or turning it over ...
Published: 02/26/15
Collegiate High School comes to SFSC

Collegiate High School comes to SFSC

AVON PARK — High school juniors and seniors in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties will get a first-hand glimpse at what college has to offer at South Florida State College’s new Collegiate High School program coming this fall. ...
Published: 02/25/15
Firefighter wins award third year in a row

Firefighter wins award third year in a row

SEBRING — In the more than 17 years a Sebring firefighter has been recognized as firefighter of the year, no one had received the award twice.
Published: 02/25/15
How to protect yourself from osteoporosis fractures

How to protect yourself from osteoporosis fractures

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Published: 02/26/15
Sebring named in top 10 of ‘most beautiful Florida towns’

Sebring named in top 10 of ‘most beautiful Florida towns’

SEBRING — Sebring has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful Florida towns by CultureTrip.com, a digital platform for global culture, art, food, travel and lifestyle with 1.5 million monthly readers.
Published: 02/25/15
Man sentenced to 25 years on dogfighting, animal abuse charges

Man sentenced to 25 years on dogfighting, animal abuse charges

SEBRING — For Brooke Ferguson Kent, a 25-year-old prison sentence issued Tuesday for a Highlands County man convicted of animal cruelty and dog fighting is merited.
Published: 02/24/15
Nature walks set for Hammock, Seven Lakes and Lake June

Nature walks set for Hammock, Seven Lakes and Lake June

SEBRING — The list of hiking opportunities for this season's Monday Morning Nature Walks at Highlands Hammock will include a walk at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park and Seven Lakes. All walks are scheduled for 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays. ...
Published: 02/25/15

County awarded $42k in emergency funds

SEBRING — Highlands County will receive $42,545 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Published: 02/24/15