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School district looks to HCSO for investigative help

School district looks to HCSO for investigative help

SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office may be assisting school administrators in school-based investigations and providing training on investigatory skills for school based administrators.
Published: 08/25/16
New CEO settles in at AP Housing Authority

New CEO settles in at AP Housing Authority

AVON PARK — Tracey Rudy considers the transition from her last job at a much larger public housing agency in Ohio to her new role as the CEO of the Avon Park Housing Authority as a step up.
Published: 08/25/16
Convicted murderers of Aaron Doty lose appeal

Convicted murderers of Aaron Doty lose appeal

SEBRING — Two of the most notorious killers in recent Highlands County history have lost their appeals of their convictions for killing Aaron Doty.
Published: 08/25/16
Missing Sebring man found dead

Missing Sebring man found dead

SEBRING — A man who walked away from his residence on Cricket Drive Sunday has been found deceased about two blocks from the residence, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Pilot dies in Lorida plane crash

Pilot dies in Lorida plane crash

LORIDA — One person is dead following a plane crash early Wednesday morning. The crash, involving what was described as a small plane, occurred in a rural section of Lorida near Scrub Pens Road.
Published: 08/24/16

Longtime school board member Turnbull dies at 84

AVON PARK — Highlands County School Board Member Donna Howerton said she lost a both a mentor and a friend with the passing of Margaret Turnbull, who died Wednesday morning at the age of 84.
Published: 08/24/16
iPhone app leads to arrest of woman

iPhone app leads to arrest of woman

SEBRING — The Find Your iPhone app not only helped a woman find her phone, but it also led to the arrest of the woman who authorities say stole the phone, according to a warrant released Wednesday.
Published: 08/24/16
Man charged with child abuse back in jail

Man charged with child abuse back in jail

SEBRING — A man who faces multiple counts of child abuse was back in jail Tuesday after some confusion regarding his bond status.
Published: 08/24/16
Voting is heavier this primary

Voting is heavier this primary

SEBRING — It’s two days into early voting week, and more than 10 percent of voters have already cast ballots for sheriff, county commission and U.S. senator.
Published: 08/24/16
Lake Wales musicfest wants $30,000 TDC grant

Lake Wales musicfest wants $30,000 TDC grant

SEBRING — A music festival that’s booked in Lake Wales is seeking a $30,000 grant from Highlands County Tourist Development Council. Also, the TDC director’s annual contract is coming up for renewal.
Published: 08/24/16