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Candidates ready for head-to-head runoffs

Candidates ready for head-to-head runoffs

SEBRING — The preliminary election results for both school board races showed a clear top vote-getter and a clear second place finisher.
Published: 08/28/14
Doty case defendants expected to be re-indicted, tried at the same time

Doty case defendants expected to be re-indicted, tried at the same time

SEBRING — A Highlands County grand jury will likely return one indictment Thursday against the two principal defendants in the killing of Aaron Doty, Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin said during a pretrial hearing Wednesday....
Published: 08/27/14
10% of Highlands citizens decided 1-cent tax

10% of Highlands citizens decided 1-cent tax

SEBRING — Six people in downtown Sebring explained why turnout was so low for Tuesday’s statewide primary.
Published: 08/28/14

Stolen, pawned Rolex watches returned to elderly woman

LAKE PLACID— Two Rolex watches that held a lot of sentimental value for an elderly Lake Placid woman have been returned to her, days after her caregiver was accused of stealing them.
Published: 08/27/14

SO: Man pinches sheriff’s office’s vehicle hitch, garbage can

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies didn’t have to go far to find a crime scene for one burglary and vandalism incident, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 08/27/14
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

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