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Tracking devices coming to Highlands County for people with dementia

Tracking devices coming to Highlands County for people with dementia

SEBRING — It’s not infrequent that the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office sends out a Silver Alert.
Updated: 1 hour ago
One candidate doesn’t qualify for sheriff

One candidate doesn’t qualify for sheriff

SEBRING — And just like that, the sheriff’s race is down to seven.
Published: 06/25/16
Five apply for AP High principalship

Five apply for AP High principalship

AVON PARK — With teachers returning to school in about five and a half weeks, the School Board of Highlands County’s big unknown is who will be principal of Avon Park High School.
Published: 06/25/16
AP investigation wraps up

AP investigation wraps up

AVON PARK — Former city employee Maria Sutherland recently told a private investigator that she began sensing “discomfort” around City Manager Julian Deleon after Deleon allegedly made an unflattering remark last fall about her h...
Published: 06/24/16
Man accused of failing to register as career offender

Man accused of failing to register as career offender

SEBRING — A Sebring man who served time in prison twice for robbery failed to register as a career offender, according to an arrest report released Thursday.
Published: 06/24/16
Man charged with burglary, theft of firearm

Man charged with burglary, theft of firearm

AVON PARK — When a man’s rifle ended up missing, the suspect turned out not to be a burglar he didn’t know, but a friend who had stayed at his residence, according to a warrant.
Published: 06/24/16
Memorial set for K-9 Billy

Memorial set for K-9 Billy

SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office will hold a memorial for K-9 Officer Billy, who died June 16 during a training exercise, at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at South Florida State College’s University Center.
Published: 06/24/16

Road closure

SEBRING — Excavation Point Inc. will be installing storm drainage across Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Sun ’n Lake of Sebring.
Published: 06/24/16
Housing authority celebrates new neighborhood

Housing authority celebrates new neighborhood

AVON PARK — Gloria Morrison spent part of Thursday morning exploring a model home in the city’s newest affordable single-family rental development, Cornell Colony.
Published: 06/24/16
TDC changes ‘Visit Highlands County’ to ‘Visit Sebring’

TDC changes ‘Visit Highlands County’ to ‘Visit Sebring’

SEBRING — It’s not official yet, but the Tourist Development Council adopted a logo Thursday morning that will say, “Visit Sebring” instead of “Visit Highlands County.”
Published: 06/24/16