Friday, Aug 29, 2014

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10% of Highlands citizens decided 1-cent tax

10% of Highlands citizens decided 1-cent tax

SEBRING — Six people in downtown Sebring explained why turnout was so low for Tuesday’s statewide primary.
Published: 08/28/14

Stolen, pawned Rolex watches returned to elderly woman

LAKE PLACID— Two Rolex watches that held a lot of sentimental value for an elderly Lake Placid woman have been returned to her, days after her caregiver was accused of stealing them.
Published: 08/27/14

SO: Man pinches sheriff’s office’s vehicle hitch, garbage can

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies didn’t have to go far to find a crime scene for one burglary and vandalism incident, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 08/27/14
Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, deputy

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend, deputy

SEBRING — After being arrested in a domestic assault case, a man attacked a Highlands County deputy and threatened to kill him, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 08/27/14
Crist makes Florida comeback bid

Crist makes Florida comeback bid

FORT LAUDERDALE(AP) — If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott...
Published: 08/27/14
AP streamlines facade grant process

AP streamlines facade grant process

AVON PARK — The process for turning old into new has become more focused in Avon Park.
Published: 08/27/14
Budding teen poet publishes original poems

Budding teen poet publishes original poems

AVON PARK—Serenity with subtle undertones of peace and inner strength. This isn’t a description often associated with a teen, yet that is what you feel in the presence of Samia Mehbub.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/27/14
County counts fewer businesses

County counts fewer businesses

SEBRING —Has Highlands County’s economy fully recovered from the 2007-09 recession?
Published: 08/27/14
School races end in runoff for Nov.; one-penny sales tax extended

School races end in runoff for Nov.; one-penny sales tax extended

SEBRING — Voters will have to choose their Highlands County School Board members for district 1 and district 5 in the Nov. 4 general election.
Published: 08/26/14
‘Bird man’ Kowalski talks about struggles, triumphs

‘Bird man’ Kowalski talks about struggles, triumphs

LAKE PLACID—If you’ve picked up a local newspaper in Lake Placid over the past five years, you may have read one of Hank Kowalski’s bird columns.
Published: 08/27/14

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