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Authorities search for missing man

Authorities search for missing man

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives were searching Friday for Alex Christopher Schneider.
Published: 07/31/15

Avon Park woman injured in fire

AVON PARK — Neighbors rescued a woman from her burning mobile home Thursday night, according to the Avon Park Fire Department.
Published: 07/31/15
Tourist director position advertised

Tourist director position advertised

SEBRING — It could be October before Highlands County commissioners decide whether the Tourist Development Council will have a new director or a consultant.
Published: 07/31/15
Stepfather upset over possible plea deal in road rage case

Stepfather upset over possible plea deal in road rage case

SEBRING — A Highlands County man is outraged that the man accused of running over his stepson with a truck may end up serving no time in state prison, he said Thursday.
Published: 07/31/15
School board adjusts revision on cell phone policy

School board adjusts revision on cell phone policy

SEBRING — High school students won’t be able to use their cell phones between classes after teachers voiced their opposition to a pending change in the district’s policy on electronic devices.
Published: 07/31/15
Couple received communion from the pope for their 50th wedding anniversary

Couple received communion from the pope for their 50th wedding anniversary

SEBRING — There aren’t many things that make Deacon Jim McGarry emotional, but when he talked about getting to meet and receive communion from the pope on his 50th wedding anniversary in 2008, he had to take a moment....
Published: 07/31/15

Places to go

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what is going on around the county. Where will we see you?
Published: 07/31/15
Some local business owners optimistic about future

Some local business owners optimistic about future

SEBRING — Rick “Webster” Strzelewicz, owner of Heartland Band Supply, says he believes Sebring is following developments on the coast and coming out of the recession.
Published: 07/31/15
LP council OK with budget,salary increases

LP council OK with budget,salary increases

LAKE PLACID — After one workshop, the Lake Placid Town Council reviewed the proposed 2015-16 budget and decided to forego two more scheduled budget workshops.
Published: 07/30/15
County road repair budget half of what’s needed

County road repair budget half of what’s needed

SEBRING — About $2.5 million has been set aside next year to resurface paved roads in Highlands County, but that’s not enough.
Published: 07/30/15