Sunday, Feb 01, 2015

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Sebring cheerleaders win 2015 championship

Sebring cheerleaders win 2015 championship

SEBRING — When Sebring High School cheerleaders return from Kissimmee, they will bring back a tall plaque.
Published: 01/31/15

More than 400 ‘Baker Acted’ in county last year

SEBRING — In 2014, the Highlands County clerk of the courts processed 380 Baker Act petitions.
Published: 02/01/15

Desoto City search was fruitless Shots fired?

SEBRING — Sheriff’s deputies searched until after sunrise for a Desoto City suspect, but never found anyone, Lt. Curtis Ludden said.
Published: 01/31/15
Defense expert says Doty died acccidentally

Defense expert says Doty died acccidentally

BARTOW — A defense expert witness said Friday that Aaron Doty died accidentally, although one of the defendants accused of murdering Doty said that he punched Doty in the head and agreed that his body should be burned.
Published: 01/30/15
Measles outbreaks raise the call for child vaccinations

Measles outbreaks raise the call for child vaccinations

SEBRING — The measles outbreaks in California and other distant states don’t seem to pose a threat to Florida, but there has been one confirmed case of the highly contagious viral infection in the Sunshine State this month and the CDC h...
Published: 01/31/15
A little bit of everything

A little bit of everything

When you enter The Daisy Girl Shopin downtown Avon Park, owner Dennis Mungall greets you, inquiring how you’d like your coffee. “I also have tea and hot chocolate,” he continues, extending a plate of sweets. Dennis doesn’t...
Published: 02/01/15
Scott pitches $77B budget plan, tax cuts

Scott pitches $77B budget plan, tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE — Not long after Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his nearly $77 billion state spending plan for the budget year that begins in July, lawmakers were already casting doubt on whether he would get all of a major tax cut at the heart of the ...
Published: 01/31/15
Highlands Arts League is Sebring’s business of the year

Highlands Arts League is Sebring’s business of the year

SEBRING — The surprise at Thursday’s Sebring Chamber of Commerce banquet was that the Business of the Year wasn’t a business.
Published: 01/30/15

Sebring man charged with battery

SEBRING — After a Highlands County sheriff’s deputy investigated the case of a missing 16-year-old boy, he returned home and reported he had met a 39-year-old Sebring man for sex at a local hotel.
Published: 01/30/15
Falling, but for how long?

Falling, but for how long?

SEBRING — Last year, the School Board of Highlands County spent close to a million dollars to buy 225,000 gallons of diesel to fuel up its 142-bus fleet that services 98 to 100 school bus routes.
Published: 02/01/15

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