Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

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FHP searching for Hardee County escapee

WAUCHULA - The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for an Hispanic man. An FHP press release did not state why Ramirez was in custody.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Opposing views emerge on LP business tax

Opposing views emerge on LP business tax

Town attorney Bert Harris made extensive revisions to the town's Business Tax Ordinance to update it in accordance with changes in the state law.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Cigarette sales go down, but cigar sales grow

Cigarette sales go down, but cigar sales grow

SEBRING - Cigarette use is declining in Highlands County, but cigar smoking is rising.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Tasers help save lives, law enforcement officials say

Tasers help save lives, law enforcement officials say

SEBRING - It used to be that during a violent or potentially violent encounter law enforcement officers had few alternatives for responding other than using their firearm or their fists. They may have carried night sticks and pepper spray....
Published: 04/19/14
Council recognizes outstanding police, firefighters

Council recognizes outstanding police, firefighters

SEBRING - A Sebring firefighter has become the first to be named Firefighter of the Year two years in a row, Fire Chief Brad Batz said.
Published: 04/19/14
Supreme court: Pregnancy discrimination barred under state law

Supreme court: Pregnancy discrimination barred under state law

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a state law barring discrimination based on gender also applies to pregnant women, resolving divisions in lower courts and addressing a question confronting lawmakers this session....
Published: 04/19/14

Highlands unemmployment edges down

SEBRING - Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, while the Highlands rate dipped .1 percent to 7.3 percent.
Published: 04/20/14
Enterprising Highlands 
County businesses slow to join state economic development program

Enterprising Highlands County businesses slow to join state economic development program

Around the company grounds and in the warehouse, a slew of machinery and mechanical parts and heavy-duty tools are set up and stored - an all-encompassing industrial plethora of entrepreneurial progress.
Published: 04/20/14
Easter on Parade

Easter on Parade

SEBRING - Residents of a Sebring mobile home park have noticed something pleasantly different and colorful at one their neighbors' house - a four-foot rabbit wearing a red and white dress and Easter bonnet pushing a baby buggy followed by a little fa...
Published: 04/19/14
Bill would help regulate telemedicine

Bill would help regulate telemedicine

SEBRING - At Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, there are cameras, scopes, software and mobile computers, diagnostic imaging devices, electronic stethoscopes and portable EKG machines which can literally mean the difference between life and d...
Published: 04/18/14

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