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SEBRING — In 2003, Mark Delaney paid $130,000 for a house in Sun ‘n Lake. But in 2007, a man knocked on his door and offered $250,000.
SEBRING — June Fisher has received mostly threes and fours — satisfactory or excellent — in her evaluations from commissioners.
SEBRING — A squabble between Sheriff Susan Benton and City Manager Julian Deleon is over, as far as he’s concerned.
SEBRING — Ten applicants for the 10th Circuit judge position have been trimmed to five nominees.
SEBRING — Sun ’n Lake Supervisor Dave Halbig resigned Friday. He blamed former General Manager Mike Wright for not being supportive when Halbig was “subjected to unfair ...
SEBRING — If you can, count the number of new businesses springing up in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. Seventeen? Eighteen? Maybe 20?
LAKE WALES – To Don Quincey, pasture-fed beef looks different – yellowish marbling versus white – and the meat is more tender.
AVON PARK — The latest altercation to rock Avon Park came Friday afternoon, when Maria Sutherland was fired by City Manager Julian Deleon.
SEBRING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will grant $22 million this year to help citrus producers fight Huanglongbing, or citrus greening.
SEBRING — Two Highlands County names and one Hardee County name are on the list of attorneys who hope to be appointed to replace retiring Judge J. Dale Durrance.
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners approved language Tuesday to develop a 10-year recycling contract with Progressive Waste Systems. The garbage hauler will pick up trash once a...
SEBRING — Whatever citrus growers are doing, it may be working.
SEBRING — It’s been years in the making, but a curbside recycling contract finally will be on Tuesday’s agenda of the Highlands County commissioners.
SEBRING — What did State Rep. Cary Pigman get done this year?
SEBRING – Renee Napier, 57, stood on the left, and Eric Smallridge, 38, on the right. They were at Sebring High School to tell an assembly of students ab...
SEBRING — It’s official, according to a former promoter.
SEBRING — There’s something for all three municipal areas in Highlands County’s 2015-16 repaving list.
SEBRING — In the face of greening, many citrus growers have predicted 2016 will be the last foreseeable break-even year, according to the Lay of The Land Report. What about the price ...
SEBRING — Now all three commissioners have opponents.
SEBRING — The new Congressional District 17 reportedly is 5 percent more Democrat than one that elected Tom Rooney in 2014.
SEBRING — Ask two different blood banks, get two different answers.
SEBRING — EMS is “right on the cusp of being under-resourced,” Steven Knight with Fitch & Associates told Highlands County commissioners at their Tuesday night meeti...
SEBRING — Emergency Operations Director Tim Eures presented volunteer fire department members on Tuesday with pins for years for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service.
SEBRING — Petroleum prices are down and sales taxes and gasoline taxes are up, so Highlands County will have enough money to resurface from 32 to 35 miles of paved roads this year.
SEBRING — Every week, Gail Escobar and other volunteers drove the Sebring Nazarene Church van or a bigger truck to a food bank in Lakeland or Tampa.
SEBRING — At Maranatha Manor, the assisted living facility is building a golf cart ramp.
SEBRING — Is the Great Recession really over?
SEBRING — When Highlands County votes for a U.S. representative in the Aug. 30 primary, it will join the new District 17.
SEBRING — And now we know what’s going in the old Circuit City location.
LAKE PLACID — To Gary Albin, the Army Corps of Engineers’ water management schedule for Lake Istokpoga is backward.
SEBRING — Ramon Gavarrete, Highlands County’s engineer for 18 years, is moving to Alachua County.
SEBRING — It was a Sebring, Florida day out there. The temperature Wednesday morning was still in the 70s, and a breeze came off Lake Jackson.
SEBRING — After four years of relative calm, Sun ’n Lake got back in the news last year when two supervisors and the public works director lawyered up in anticipation of a laws...
SEBRING — Highlands County Commissioner Ron Handley was looking over County Attorney Ross Macbeth’s monthly report when something stood out.
SEBRING — Firefighters wouldn’t allow EMTs to share a building while a new EMS facility is being built. Many fire stations are unclean and in disrepair. A lack of trust, commun...
SEBRING — Highlands County didn’t ask for much this year, so there was little for Rick Scott to veto.
SEBRING — At age 46, Greg Lodde is already retired from aviation mechanics.
SEBRING — It was perhaps no shock that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept Highlands County, but there were surprises in Tuesday’s presidential primary.
SEBRING — Fairmount Mobile Estates fought county hall, and it worked.
SEBRING — Who will be the next sheriff of Highlands County is a question that won’t be answered until November, but a leader has already emerged in campaign contributions.
SEBRING — Last week, Hawkins Construction poured floors for the $9.8 million sheriff’s office. Beside those pads were forms for the walls.
AVON PARK — Avon Park City Manager Julian Deleon is offering to pay other Highlands County fire departments to answer the city’s fire calls.
SEBRING — Another tool in the citrus grower’s tool box turns out to be steam.
SEBRING — The potential sale of the Carmike 8 in Lakeshore Mall could bring needed upgrades, but Monday’s announcement also interrupted a planned remodeling.
SEBRING — Why did a representative from Central Florida, where there are no known oil or gas reserves, take up a fracking bill?
AVON PARK – Thursday afternoon was a quiet time at El Paso, a U.S. 27 service station two blocks north of S.R. 64, so Aldo Cendejas came out of the office for a break.