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LAKE PLACID — The sign says, “Farm Fresh Eggs,” but they’re not white. They’re not even brown.
SEBRING — Highlands County earned $382,000 in interest last year. Is that a little or a lot?
SEBRING — On Jan. 22, Don Elwell watched TV news and monitored the Weather Channel as an historic blizzard dumped up to three feet on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states.
SEBRING — It’s not officially an outbreak, but 21 cases of distemper have been found during the past three seasons in raccoons and foxes in the Sun N’ Lake area.
SEBRING – Robin Carney, Denise Williams and Larry Roberts were talking one day about veterans’ health fairs in Highlands County.
SEBRING — Chances are, Gator fans who want a University of Florida license plate will always be able to get one. But maybe not for the Florida Institute of Technology.
SEBRING — Sebring International Raceway and U.S. Sport Aviation Expo are already major successes, each attracting international attention. But they’ll get bigger and better, ac...
SEBRING — Jana Filip, director of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo for past five years, resigned last week.
SEBRING — Between 2007 and 2015, the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County lost more than 40 percent of its workforce.
SEBRING — Late last summer, Don Hatcher saw lots of dark water on Lake Istokpoga.
SEBRING — In an issue watched closely by doctors, hospitals and insurers, the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, the Senate Health Policy Committee and the Senate Health and ...
SEBRING — Back in 1985, Highlands County commissioners were paid just $17,023 annually.
SEBRING — In 2008 and 2009, Highlands County had 2,799 foreclosures — so many the state gave the clerk of courts’ office extra funding.
SEBRING — A second House committee on Thursday approved a measure to limit Florida Supreme Court justices and appellate-court judges to two full terms in office, putting a constitutio...
SEBRING — For the first time in seven years, permits to build new homes in Highlands County will exceed 100.
SEBRING — Unseasonably wet winter weather has delayed construction at CitraPac, president Gregg Harshman said Friday.
SEBRING — The parking lot Thursday at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo was like the License Plate Game: car tags from New Hampshire, Ohio, West Virginia...
SEBRING — The Heacock Building was constructed in 2008, but the second and third floors, and even some of the first floor, have been unoccupied for seven years.
SEBRING — Pardon the pun, but Highlands County commissioners have put some teeth into the animal control ordinance. Commissioners also heard an assessment of county fire and EMS servi...
SEBRING — Ever feel guilty when you fill up your tank at $1.90 per gallon?
SEBRING – At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Highlands County School Board is scheduled to hear complaints from Tom Barrett about a chapter on Islamism in the textbook “World History Ancient Civilizations.”
SEBRING — Steve Jervey answered the telephone at 9:30 a.m. Friday, an early hour for the guy who also delivers Channel 8’s 11 p.m. forecast. A line of severe thunderstorms was ...
SEBRING — Will two Highlands County defendants be retried? Or will their death sentences be commuted to life in prison?
SEBRING — How much did you spend for Christmas? How much of that went on credit cards?
SEBRING — J.P. Fane examined his January bill from Sprint and found a curious item at the bottom. Under “Government Fees & Taxes” was “Sebring City-Comm Servi...
SEBRING — With a cool front behind us and another one the way Sunday, it’s an odd time to be contemplating about how warm this winter has been, but here we are.
SEBRING — Highlands is officially a “fiscally constrained county.” But here’s the good news: if the housing economy keeps growing, it won’t be constrained ...
SEBRING — Enough, Highlands County collectively commissioners said Tuesday. We’ll do it ourselves.
SEBRING — An eighth candidate has filed for Highlands County sheriff.
SEBRING — And that makes seven.
SEBRING — Highlands County would be part of a compact, rural Senate District 26 if a Leon County Circuit Court ruling holds.
SEBRING — Now we know what’s going next to Olive Garden. (Drumroll, please.)
SEBRING — The Tourist Development Council approved a $10,000 golf marketing plan from Greg Christovich of Highlands County Golf Club and consultant Tracy McCoy.
SEBRING — OK, the subject is presidential politics. Ready to be confused?
SEBRING — About 30 percent of Newsom Eye & Laser Center’s business comes from medical tourists like a security company owner and his wife from the Virgin Islands.
SEBRING — Just this week, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued the occupants of two boats because they had emergency beacons.
SEBRING – It’s getting better out there, government statistics tell us. Unemployment in Highlands County has been cut in half. Foreclosures are at a 10-year low. Population is ...
SEBRING — Florida set a record at the end of November: 36 panthers had been killed. Last week, another milestone was established: the 38th and 39th big cats have met their end.
AVON PARK – About three years ago, Lt. Rob Remick and the fire department rescue squad received an emergency call on Christmas morning. A child was choking.
SEBRING — Before Dennis Day of Groveland took off Jan. 16 from Sebring Regional Airport, he revved the Aventura II’s engine so hard, “the airplane tipped forward onto it...
SEBRING — Volunteers are delivering Christmas baskets to fifty seniors with holiday needs, said Resource Development Director Laurie Murphy.
SEBRING — Medicare has penalized 758 hospitals, including Highlands Regional Medical Center, because of high rates of patient safety incidents.
SEBRING — James Hawker, then 22, was in Austin in May 1977, about to graduate from the University of Texas, when he heard about a cool new movie from classmates.
SEBRING — In March 2011, commissioners voted 3-1 to turn down a $1 million housing grant. In the succeeding three years, Highlands County systematically disassembled the seven-member ...
SEBRING — It’s a fair trade, the way Darrel Smith sees it: “They get a tree, and we get rid of these trees.”
Where were you on your very best New Year’s Eve ever, and who were you with?
SEBRING — A coordinator at a Florida 911 conference asked her son, “Can you text to 911?”
SEBRING — More than 100 kids, moms and dads came during the first hour of Cookiefest 3, held Saturday in the Visual Arts Center in the Highlands Art League complex.
SEBRING — Unemployment insurance claims in Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and Okeechobee counties are down 63 percent since the worst month of the Great Recession.
SEBRING — There’s a man in Lake Placid whose wife died several years ago, said Ingra Gardner.