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Company reopens plant in Sebring

Company reopens plant in Sebring

SEBRING — In possibly a sign of an improving economy, an Ohio-based corporation has reopened after several years a manufacturing plant near the Sebring airport.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Caladium Festival features world-class plants

Caladium Festival features world-class plants

LAKE PLACID — On Friday morning in Stuart Park, Johnny “JD” Lewis of the JD and Zetha Lewis musical duo told a large audience that he didn’t care what particular locale they hail from.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Assistant engineer files grievance

Assistant engineer files grievance

SEBRING — In June, Assistant Engineer Elius Nortelus was offered the job of county engineer, along with a $96,000 salary. He asked for $104,000.
Updated: 11 hours ago
New teachers attend orientation

New teachers attend orientation

SEBRING — About 100 teachers attended the third and final day of the School Board of Highlands County’s New Teacher Orientation on Friday at Hill-Gustat Middle School.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Social media video leads to arrest

Social media video leads to arrest

SEBRING — A video posted on social media called “Murder on a Cop,” has led to the arrest of one man and an investigation that may lead to other arrests, according to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Offi...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Man arrested on drug charges

Man arrested on drug charges

SEBRING — A traffic stop ended with a man being arrested on several drug charges, according to an arrest report released Friday.
Published: 07/29/16
Mosquito-borne Zika cases confirmed in state

Mosquito-borne Zika cases confirmed in state

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s worries about the Zika virus have turned into reality.
Published: 07/29/16
Sheriff attends Democratic convention

Sheriff attends Democratic convention

SEBRING — As the Democratic and Republican national conventions approached, the National Sheriff’s Association looked for sheriffs who would convey the needs of law enforcement to both parties.
Published: 07/29/16
After long wait, boaters enjoy greater travels

After long wait, boaters enjoy greater travels

SEBRING — The story of the freshly dredged and recently reopened channel that runs beneath U.S. 27 and connects Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson is one of movers and shakers and squeaky wheels that get the grease....
Published: 07/29/16

School grade update highlights economic plight

SEBRING — A recent update on the district’s school accountability grades focused on the high rate of poverty in the district highlighted by the fact that Highlands has the third highest percentage, among 67 counties, of students receivi...
Published: 07/29/16