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Authorities seek help in finding missing teenager

Authorities seek help in finding missing teenager

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office detectives are requesting assistance from the public to locate Ellen Jane Bivens, 17, who has been missing since Feb. 11.
Published: 02/27/15
Sebring High School’s theater program is on the move

Sebring High School’s theater program is on the move

SEBRING — Those who think that Sebring High School theater students only perform traditional plays on a stage at the school would be wrong.
Published: 03/01/15
LP Chamber Awards recognizes service to the community

LP Chamber Awards recognizes service to the community

SEBRING — About a dozen people were recognized for their outstanding service to the chamber and community in 2014 at The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Thursday evening at the Chateu Elan Hotel....
Published: 02/28/15
LP Police to enforce parking ordinance

LP Police to enforce parking ordinance

LAKE PLACID — Those parking on a public right-of-way will soon be issued a warning from the Lake Placid Police Department, which may issue citations for subsequent violations.
Published: 02/28/15
‘Battle of the Bands’ far from musical mayhem

‘Battle of the Bands’ far from musical mayhem

AVON PARK – It’s called a “battle,” but there won’t be any fighting or physical damage.
Published: 02/28/15

Health insurance special enrollment period announced

SEBRING — If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. ...
Published: 03/01/15
Cindy’s Hallmark: Consolidation

Cindy’s Hallmark: Consolidation

Many local businesses claim long time roots in our county, but few can boast of retaining the same employees over the decades. Mike Cowan, who owns Cindy’s Hallmark stores in our community, is such an employer.
Published: 03/01/15

Judge refuses to lower sentence for convicted dog fighter

SEBRING — A judge on Thursday stuck by his decision to sentence a convicted dog fighter to 25 years in prison plus 30 years probation.
Published: 02/26/15
Amendment 1: What will voters get for $758 million annually?

Amendment 1: What will voters get for $758 million annually?

SEBRING — Ben Albritton has a $758 million job this year. He chairs the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, which will guide the Legislature on how to spend the money that voters approved for Amendment 1. ...
Published: 02/27/15
‘Project Nitrogen’ makes frozen fruit-in-a-bowl

‘Project Nitrogen’ makes frozen fruit-in-a-bowl

SEBRING — In the 1920s, Gregg Harshman’s family was one of Highlands County’s pioneering citrus growers.
Published: 02/27/15