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Saturday, Jul 04, 2015

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Lake Placid may get new, larger Publix

Lake Placid may get new, larger Publix

LAKE PLACID — Publix is looking into building a new and larger supermarket near its current location on U.S. 27 in Lake Placid.
Published: 07/04/15
Should county require bear-proof garbage cans?

Should county require bear-proof garbage cans?

SEBRING — County Club of Sebring residents are deciding whether they should invest in bear-proof garbage cans.
Published: 07/04/15
Of fireworks, flags and fiestas: July 4th fun facts abound

Of fireworks, flags and fiestas: July 4th fun facts abound

Americans celebrate the Forth of July with fireworks, barbecues, parades and beach time. Exactly 239 years ago, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. In observance of the Fourth, we have compiled a list of fun facts...
Published: 07/04/15
New felony circuit judge appointed for Highlands County

New felony circuit judge appointed for Highlands County

SEBRING — For Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart, getting a new judge is like getting a new teacher.
Published: 07/04/15
Trend or not? Eating healthy is a hot topic

Trend or not? Eating healthy is a hot topic

SEBRING — New diets frequently spring up, telling us what we should and should not eat. Oftentimes we hear reports that foods we initially thought were good for us might actually be responsible for conditions like heart disease or diabetes. A ...
Published: 07/04/15
Teens waiting longer to get driver’s license

Teens waiting longer to get driver’s license

SEBRING — Laura Pearson waited until she was 19 before getting her first driver’s license.
Published: 07/03/15
Dogs need to be secured during Fourth of July

Dogs need to be secured during Fourth of July

SEBRING — While humans get pleasure from shooting fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a less happy experience for dogs, said Judy Spiegel, president of the Highlands County Humane Society.
Published: 07/03/15
Southern rising

Southern rising

SEBRING – Standing among key chains, flags, auto tags and even a Native American dream catcher with the Confederate battle flag in the middle, Ron Thomas said he’s having to restock items tied to the Confederacy with much more urgency t...
Published: 07/03/15
Places to go

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 07/03/15
Hail, strong winds cause damage

Hail, strong winds cause damage

SEBRING — Strong winds, rain, lightning and hail were part of a storm Wednesday evening that knocked down trees, damaged some awnings and signs and left more than 500 residents without electricity.
Published: 07/02/15