Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, deputy

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, deputy

SEBRING — After being arrested in a domestic assault case, a man attacked a Highlands County deputy and threatened to kill him, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 08/27/14
Crist makes Florida comeback bid

Crist makes Florida comeback bid

FORT LAUDERDALE(AP) — If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott...
Published: 08/27/14
AP streamlines facade grant process

AP streamlines facade grant process

AVON PARK — The process for turning old into new has become more focused in Avon Park.
Published: 08/27/14
Budding teen poet publishes original poems

Budding teen poet publishes original poems

AVON PARK—Serenity with subtle undertones of peace and inner strength. This isn’t a description often associated with a teen, yet that is what you feel in the presence of Samia Mehbub.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/27/14
County counts fewer businesses

County counts fewer businesses

SEBRING —Has Highlands County’s economy fully recovered from the 2007-09 recession?
Published: 08/27/14
School races end in runoff for Nov.; one-penny sales tax extended

School races end in runoff for Nov.; one-penny sales tax extended

SEBRING — Voters will have to choose their Highlands County School Board members for district 1 and district 5 in the Nov. 4 general election.
Published: 08/26/14

Man threatened woman with a machete, authorities say

LAKE PLACID ­­­­— A Lake Placid man was arrested after his girlfriend reported that he swung a machete at her, according to a report released Tuesday.
Published: 08/26/14
Highlands deputy salary lowest in six-county region

Highlands deputy salary lowest in six-county region

SEBRING — Jacob Sendziak, 24, is altruistic. Prior to accepting a job as a deputy sheriff, he worked in plumbing, a potentially lucrative trade. But the Wellington High School tuba player and drum major paid his own way though Palm Beach State ...
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/26/14

Leadership Highlands extends application deadline

AVON PARK — The Leadership Highlands program has extended its applications deadline for the class of 2015 until Sept. 9.
Published: 08/27/14
600 cyclists to participate in Tour of Sebring

600 cyclists to participate in Tour of Sebring

SEBRING — Six hundred cyclists will arrive in Sebring over Labor Day weekend for the 32nd Annual Tour of Sebring, which will break the record for the largest tour ever, organizers say.
Published: 08/27/14

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