Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

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Electric co-op estimates $1 million in electricity stolen each by pot growers

Electric co-op estimates $1 million in electricity stolen each by pot growers

SEBRING — These days you won’t find a marijuana production surcharge on Glades Electric Cooperative bills.
Updated: 1 hour ago
New AP fire rating may save residents money

New AP fire rating may save residents money

AVON PARK — Some Avon Park homeowners will be saving money now that the city’s fire rating has been upgraded.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Telemedicine boosts Florida Hospital’s ICU services

Telemedicine boosts Florida Hospital’s ICU services

SEBRING — At the push of a button day or night, out-of-state intensive care physicians and critical care nurses are notified to monitor and view patients in the intensive care units at the Sebring and Lake Placid Florida Hospital Medical Cente...
Updated: 19 hours ago

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: 19 hours ago
Poll workers receive final instructions

Poll workers receive final instructions

SEBRING — Penny Ogg had three purposes Thursday evening: to thank 235 poll workers, to hand out longevity awards, and sensitivity training.
Updated: 19 hours 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: 19 hours 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: 21 hours ago

AP southside drainage working

AVON PARK – For at least 10 years, residents in Avon Park’s Southside have had to navigate accumulating rainwater on south Delaney Avenue and the solution was going to be the addition of another retention pond....
Published: 08/23/14
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.
Published: 08/21/14
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

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