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Woman charged with falsifying records

Woman charged with falsifying records

SEBRING — A former family case manager supervisor for a social service agency dealing with foster children and children at risk for neglect or abuse may have falsified records to boost statistics, according to a warrant released Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15

District supervisor resigns amid drug testing

SEBRING — A transportation area supervisor with the School Board of Highlands County has resigned with prejudice after undergoing a random drug test, according to a school district official.
Published: 05/21/15
Flagging honor, respect

Flagging honor, respect

AVON PARK – There was Thomas D. Hoover, born July 5, 1942, died Feb. 24, 1998, served in Vietnam with the United States Air Force. A few rows down rested USAF Chief W.J. Wyss, a USAF chief master sergeant who died at 52 in 1976. Behind Wyss, t...
Published: 05/22/15

Post office holding ‘passport fair’

SEBRING — The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting a passport fair at the Lake Jackson Branch, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23.
Published: 05/21/15
Sebring man among 30 people accused of insurance fraud

Sebring man among 30 people accused of insurance fraud

SEBRING — A Sebring man on Wednesday was one of 30 people arrested as part of an insurance fraud ring in which participants burned and flooded homes to cash in on insurance benefits, authorities said.
Published: 05/21/15
Local officials disagree with military-style police gear executive order

Local officials disagree with military-style police gear executive order

SEBRING — Two top Highlands County law enforcement officers say President Barack Obama’s executive order aimed at curbing militarization of local policing isn’t good for the taxpayers or for efforts to protect communities....
Published: 05/21/15
‘Playing with the big boys’

‘Playing with the big boys’

SEBRING – At the time, she said she didn’t find him the boisterous, hard-lined, dictatorial leader he would eventually become.
Published: 05/21/15
A day for caring

A day for caring

SEBRING — Every year one day, volunteers from local businesses and organizations spend half-a-day sprucing up, painting, pressure washing, weeding, sorting or whatever else is required at a United Way partner agency....
Published: 05/21/15
Lake Charlotte residents to decide on county maintenance

Lake Charlotte residents to decide on county maintenance

SEBRING — Residents will decide for themselves whether Lake Charlotte will be accepted for county maintenance.
Published: 05/21/15
Youth foundation holds unusual service project

Youth foundation holds unusual service project

SEBRING — The Mason G. Smoak Foundation’s youth leadership Highlands class took part in a “brand new adventure” to give back to the community in an unusual way.
Published: 05/20/15