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Woman arrested on drug, theft charges

Woman arrested on drug, theft charges

SEBRING — A woman suspected of shoplifting ended up being arrested on drug and theft charges, according to an arrest report released this week.
Published: 07/23/15
Heartland Crime Stoppers seek board member

Heartland Crime Stoppers seek board member

Heartland Crime Stoppers covers Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. It is part of a nationwide program that provides a way for concerned citizens to anonymously give tips on unsolved crime or criminal activity, and offers cash rewards up to $3,000 f...
Published: 07/23/15
How to protect your eyes from macular degeneration

How to protect your eyes from macular degeneration

Dear Savvy Senior, Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I’m worried I may get it. What can you tell me?
Published: 07/23/15
Commissioners change budget oversight process

Commissioners change budget oversight process

Commissioners set the maximum millage at 8.55, which means there will be no tax increase next year. The property tax millage could go lower, but not higher without re-notifying taxpayers.
Published: 07/23/15
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