Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

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School district waits for county referendum to avoid confusion

SEBRING — Highlands County residents are voting on two sales tax referendum proposals in the upcoming elections, and that may have caused some confusion among voters.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole

Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole

AVON PARK – For 14 years, Anastacio Pagan spent his life in the Forest Hills Estates home on 8 S. Lantana Ave. Since his death March 8, sisters Teresa Torres, Natividad Pagan and Maria Cardona have rented the house at which a hole developed in...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Woman accused of stealing $100,000 from law firm

SEBRING — A Sebring woman has admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from her employer’s trust account for clients, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Man hit by car in road rage incident apparently saved his girlfriend

Man hit by car in road rage incident apparently saved his girlfriend

LORIDA — A man, who authorities say was hit by another vehicle after a road rage incident, apparently saved his girlfriend from being struck by the driver, according to a report released Monday.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Statewide poll shows support for medical marijuana

Statewide poll shows support for medical marijuana

SEBRING – John MacDonald spent his early adult years in the free-spirited late 1960s, when the mystique of marijuana moved from the underground into hippy environs of peace, love and happiness.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Medicare hospital funds to last 4 years longer

Medicare hospital funds to last 4 years longer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year’s estimate....
Updated: 14 hours ago
Lodge receives warning about gambling, authorities say

Lodge receives warning about gambling, authorities say

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Moose Lodge No. 2374 has received a warning, authorities said, about reportedly allowing at its facility illegal gambling activities that apparently included poker games and machines that paid out money....
Updated: 14 hours ago
State unveils web portal on ‘Florida Wild’

State unveils web portal on ‘Florida Wild’

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has launched “Discover Florida Wild,” a web portal that allows residents and visitors to explore a outdoor activities offered by the state, in one place. ...
Updated: 14 hours ago

Leadership Highlands accepting applications

AVON PARK — Leadership Highlands is accepting applications for the class of 2015. “The program develops leaders to have a thorough understanding of and strong sense of commitment to Highlands County and an appreciation of the strengths ...
Updated: 16 hours ago
Tax on, tax off?

Tax on, tax off?

During this primary election Aug. 26, Highlands County registered voters will be asked to approve a ballot referendum on extending a 1-cent sales tax the county has been assessing since 1989.
Updated: 19 hours ago

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