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Local residents hold vigil in response to Orlando shootings

Local residents hold vigil in response to Orlando shootings

SEBRING — Bernadette Hansen joined around 100 people carrying candles who walked down Hammock Road from Emmanuel United Church of Christ to Highlands Hammock State Park Wednesday evening in response to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub earl...
Published: 06/24/16
Convicted dogfighter’s sentence reduced to time served

Convicted dogfighter’s sentence reduced to time served

SEBRING — In a normally quiet courtroom, clapping and cheering erupted from family members of a convicted dog fighter Thursday after a statement by Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin.
Published: 06/23/16
HCSO evacuates after anthrax scare

HCSO evacuates after anthrax scare

SEBRING — An anthrax scare Thursday afternoon was found to be unfounded and administrative employees evacuated from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office about 40 minutes earlier were allowed to return about 4 p.m. ...
Published: 06/23/16
Miami man charged with check fraud

Miami man charged with check fraud

AVON PARK — A Miami man was charged with fraud for reportedly attempting to cash a check from a South Florida business at an Avon Park credit union branch.
Published: 06/23/16
Four people receive minor injuries in accident

Four people receive minor injuries in accident

LAKE PLACID — Four people received minor injuries Wednesday evening in a four-vehicle accident caused by a semi carrying sod that went through a red traffic light at U.S. 27 and State Road 70, according to a press release from the Florida High...
Published: 06/23/16
It’s qualifying week

It’s qualifying week

SEBRING — The question on everyone’s lips, “What will Marco do?” was answered Wednesday morning, and just in time for Qualifying Week in Florida.
Published: 06/23/16
Work on downtown hotels could begin with two months

Work on downtown hotels could begin with two months

SEBRING — Work on converting two historic downtown hotels into apartment buildings could begin within two months, the owner said.
Published: 06/23/16
AP man is focused on healing

AP man is focused on healing

AVON PARK — Ferron Jackson isn’t afraid to let his love flow.
Published: 06/23/16
No cause determined in Sebring eviction-day fire

No cause determined in Sebring eviction-day fire

SEBRING — The State Fire Marshal’s Office could not determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Sebring home on the day the occupants were being evicted by a court order served by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. ...
Published: 06/23/16
Drug under postcard stamp leads to arrests

Drug under postcard stamp leads to arrests

SEBRING — When the Highlands County jail received a postcard to inmate Patrick Robinette, a jail employee became suspicious after noticing an orange substance under the stamp, according to a warrant.
Published: 06/22/16