Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Local News

Former lawman accused of forgery, submitting fake documents

SEBRING — A former DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit supervisor has been charged with submitting false documentation to be certified disabled and receive disability benefits, according to an affidavit....
Published: 12/19/14
New Business Profile: Take 2

New Business Profile: Take 2

Address: 420 S. Main Ave., Lake Placid
Published: 12/21/14
Duke Energy Foundation sponsors SFSC’s cultural programs

Duke Energy Foundation sponsors SFSC’s cultural programs

AVON PARK — The Duke Energy Foundation recently donated $8,000 to South Florida State College’s Cultural Programs to support Young People’s Theatre and MOFAC visits for students. “This generous contribution will help us b...
Published: 12/21/14
Highlands County has a bear problem

Highlands County has a bear problem

SEBRING — They’re meat eaters, so polar bears and grizzly bears attack humans.
Published: 12/19/14
Man stole trolling motors, authorities say

Man stole trolling motors, authorities say

LAKE PLACID — A Naples man is accused of stealing trolling motors, and other property, according to a warrant released Wednesday.
Published: 12/18/14
Some former Cuba residents say upgrading of relations is a good idea

Some former Cuba residents say upgrading of relations is a good idea

SEBRING — Having left Cuba when he was 9 years old, Ario Salgueiro doesn’t think much about the country anymore, years later.
Published: 12/19/14
Relaxed school cellphone policy working, administrators say

Relaxed school cellphone policy working, administrators say

SEBRING — School cellphone policies have changed over the years from strict bans, to off and out of sight, to teacher discretion, but administrators and districts continue to monitor student use of the technology. ...
Published: 12/18/14
Giving the gift of art to local seniors

Giving the gift of art to local seniors

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League donated nearly 40 paintings from “Art Uncorked” and other classes, as well as from its Studio Artists, Dec. 15 to residents of The Palms of Sebring. This is the second year HAL has donated art ...
Published: 12/19/14

Highlands high schools receive ‘C’ grade

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County’s graduation rate improved in the 2013-14 school year, but continues to rank near the bottom of Florida’s 66 counties with only eight districts with a lower percentage of graduates....
Published: 12/18/14

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what is going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 12/19/14

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