Friday, Aug 01, 2014

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Program allows children to learn about being park rangers

Program allows children to learn about being park rangers

SEBRING —Evan Spark and Raenbow Bright became park rangers this past week, but you probably won’t see them warning people about violating park rules or clearing trails for visitors to Highlands Hammock State Park....
Published: 07/30/14

Project Nitrogen update

SEBRING — Project Nitrogen is getting closer to a done deal, but it probably won’t happen until December, the county’s economic development director said.
Published: 07/30/14
Man says he accidentally fired gun into apartment

Man says he accidentally fired gun into apartment

AVON PARK — A man who fired three shots into an adjoining apartment claimed he did so accidentally, according to a report released Tuesday.
Published: 07/29/14
Man accused of stealing guns, televisions

Man accused of stealing guns, televisions

SEBRING —A Sebring man was arrested after deputies found guns and television remote controls believed to be stolen from a residence, according to a report released this week.
Published: 07/29/14
Teaching love of nature

Teaching love of nature

VENUS—A gaggle of 13 seven- to nine-year-olds sat cross-legged on the floor at Archbold Biological Station in Venus.
Published: 07/30/14

School district waits for county referendum to avoid confusion

SEBRING — Highlands County residents are voting on two sales tax referendum proposals in the upcoming elections, and that may have caused some confusion among voters.
Published: 07/29/14
Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole

Hole left by construction debris not a sinkhole

AVON PARK – For 14 years, Anastacio Pagan spent his life in the Forest Hills Estates home on 8 S. Lantana Ave. Since his death March 8, sisters Teresa Torres, Natividad Pagan and Maria Cardona have rented the house at which a hole developed in...
Published: 07/29/14

Woman accused of stealing $100,000 from law firm

SEBRING — A Sebring woman has admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from her employer’s trust account for clients, according to a warrant affidavit released Monday.
Published: 07/29/14
Man hit by car in road rage incident apparently saved his girlfriend

Man hit by car in road rage incident apparently saved his girlfriend

LORIDA — A man, who authorities say was hit by another vehicle after a road rage incident, apparently saved his girlfriend from being struck by the driver, according to a report released Monday.
Published: 07/28/14
Statewide poll shows support for medical marijuana

Statewide poll shows support for medical marijuana

SEBRING – John MacDonald spent his early adult years in the free-spirited late 1960s, when the mystique of marijuana moved from the underground into hippy environs of peace, love and happiness.
Published: 07/29/14

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