Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

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Man accused of burglarizing business

Man accused of burglarizing business

AVON PARK — Surveillance video led to the arrest of a suspect in the burglary of an Avon Park business on June 9, according to a report released Wednesday.
Published: 07/17/14
WE WANT TO KNOW: Will you marry a gay partner?

WE WANT TO KNOW: Will you marry a gay partner?

Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia has struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Published: 07/17/14
Which veterans should be honored?

Which veterans should be honored?

SEBRING — Should veterans with something less than honorable discharges be eligible for a $75-a-month tax break for serving in a combat zone?
Published: 07/18/14
Infant childcare hard to come by in Highlands County

Infant childcare hard to come by in Highlands County

SEBRING — On a waiting list Sebring’s First Baptist Church Preschool keeps of children needing care are 20 to 25 names of infants, waiting for a spot to open up.
Published: 07/17/14
Some criticize timing of a planning director layoff

Some criticize timing of a planning director layoff

SEBRING — For most of the past three decades, George Hensley sat in front in the Sebring City Council meeting room, as either a councilman or a mayor.
Published: 07/16/14
Job fair brings veterans, employers together

Job fair brings veterans, employers together

SEBRING – U.S. Army National Guard veteran Roberto Maldonado moved alone to Highlands County about two months ago and hopes to bring the rest of his family to the area once he gets established - and that means finding work.
Published: 07/17/14
Sheriff’s office arrest man for suspected grow houses

Sheriff’s office arrest man for suspected grow houses

VENUS — After deputies found 37 marijuana plants and $8,000, the wife of a man arrested said that as far as she knew her husband earned a living by cutting lawns, according to an arrest report released Wednesday....
Published: 07/17/14
LP councilman takes issue with school administrator’s comment

LP councilman takes issue with school administrator’s comment

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Councilman Ray Royce believes the School Board of Highlands County doesn’t have anything to boast about from the recently released school accountability grades.
Published: 07/17/14

Reward amount upped for tips leading to window breakers

LAKE PLACID — A citizen has offered to add $1,000 to the reward amount for information leading to the arrest of those who broke about a dozen windows at Toby’s Clowns Museum and School, said Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler. ...
Published: 07/16/14

LP looks to maintain property tax rate

LAKE PLACID — Noting a small decrease in the assessed property values, the town council voted Monday to set the tentative 2014-15 millage at the current 2013-14 rate of 3.65.
Published: 07/16/14

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