Friday, Aug 22, 2014

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Highlands health officials confirm case of chikungunya fever

SEBRING – The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County has confirmed a case of imported chikungunya fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sebring Firemen recognize sports editor

Sebring Firemen recognize sports editor

Highlands Today sports editor Mark Pinson, left, receives a plaque from Charlie Taylor, president of Sebring Firemen Inc., during the Firemen’s meeting on Thursday evening. The group honored Pinson for his work covering Highlands County athlet...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Home search leads to recovery of stolen property

LAKE PLACID — A search of a home in the Lake Placid area on Thursday led to the recovery of 90 items of stolen property, including a firearm, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said Friday.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Man accused of molestation

Man accused of molestation

AVON PARK — An Avon Park man was arrested after being accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl, according to a report released Thursday.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Judge strikes down Fla. gay marriage ban

Judge strikes down Fla. gay marriage ban

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
Published: 08/21/14
Parkway projects depend on 1-penny tax

Parkway projects depend on 1-penny tax

SEBRING — When will Sebring Parkway Phase 2 be completed?
Published: 08/22/14

LPPD: Robbery suspect may be linked to others

LAKE PLACE — A man arrested this week in connection with the April 4 robbery of a Hispanic man is also being investigated in connection with two other robberies of Hispanic men earlier in the year, Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler said ...
Published: 08/21/14
Elementary students to use new computer-based instructional program

Elementary students to use new computer-based instructional program

SEBRING — Elementary students in all grades district wide will soon be working on something new in classrooms and computer labs.
Published: 08/22/14
Fit for success

Fit for success

AVON PARK – Bruce Kimball II is far from getting a degree and even further from being able to pay off his eventual college education.
Published: 08/22/14
Sheriff’s department gets new vehicle, rifles through federal program

Sheriff’s department gets new vehicle, rifles through federal program

SEBRING — Two weeks ago when a man held a woman hostage and threatened to kill responding officers, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team brought its MRAP armored vehicle to the scene.
Published: 08/21/14

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