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Horse tests positive for eastern equine encephalitis, officials say

SEBRING – A horse in Highlands County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, and residents should be aware of mosquito protection measures, the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County said.
Published: 07/26/16
Police hunt for shooter

Police hunt for shooter

SEBRING — Sebring police were searching Tuesday afternoon for a man who shot at another man while they were on foot, Police Cmndr. Steve Carr said.
Published: 07/26/16
No end in sight for AP probes

No end in sight for AP probes

AVON PARK — According to his final invoice to the city, private investigator Roy Pierce’s $14,561 investigation into whether any city officials made racist/derogatory comments in a public setting, as well as his probe into the reported ...
Published: 07/26/16
Jaycees aim to boost student fitness

Jaycees aim to boost student fitness

SEBRING — A class of middle schoolers may be strapping on wrist heart rate monitors during a physical education class starting in September in a test study aimed at improving student fitness levels.
Published: 07/26/16
Commissioner Richie recognized for contribution to state group

Commissioner Richie recognized for contribution to state group

ORANGE COUNTY — The Florida Association of Counties presented Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County. ...
Published: 07/26/16
Efforts underway to collect school supplies

Efforts underway to collect school supplies

SEBRING — Highlands County residents have been generous this year in supporting back-to-school drives, those involved said Monday.
Published: 07/26/16
Water bottles, jewelry and commuter bikes on recall list

Water bottles, jewelry and commuter bikes on recall list

A line of water bottles that contain high levels of lead are among this week’s recalled consumer products.
Published: 07/26/16
Two council candidates file for race

Two council candidates file for race

AVON PARK — Unlike last fall, it looks like Avon Park voters will have a city election to participate in this year.
Published: 07/26/16

Sebring Walmart service manager accused of stealing from Lake Wales Walmart

LAKE WALES — A Sebring Walmart service manager was arrested over the weekend and accused of stealing items from a Walmart in Lake Wales, according to the Lake Wales Police Department
Updated: 5 hours ago
Man accused of stealing various items from college

Man accused of stealing various items from college

SEBRING — A man is accused of stealing nearly $3,000 in equipment from South Florida State College, according to warrant released Monday.
Published: 07/25/16