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SEBRING — After coming to Florida sporadically for years, Fred and Sally Adams took advantage of the depressed real estate market and purchased three homes in Highlands County in earl...
SEBRING — After three years in remission, Marge Judy’s rheumatoid arthritis came back in May. Weekly Methotrexate shots seemed to improve the condition.
LAKE PLACID — Randy Camps oftentimes cosies up his boat to a patch of hydrilla and drops a hook for bass. But he wasn’t concerned Tuesday morning about waterweed control.
SEBRING — Highlands County’s population will likely push over the 100,000 milestone again this year, so Florida Hospital keeps hiring.
SEBRING — The clock has begun ticking on a new sheriff’s office.
SEBRING — More than 12,000 people viewed VisitHighlandsCounty.com during the summer advertising campaign, and half were from the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area, Tourism Director Casey Har...
SEBRING — Jennifer Dickerson likes coming to work 30 minutes early. She sits outside in the nook of businesses on North Main Street among the flowers and the palm trees.
SEBRING — Commissioners put periods on a couple of long-terms projects Tuesday.
SEBRING — When commissioners adopted impact fees on new homes and new businesses in September 2006, Highlands County was booming. More than 2,000 houses had been built in the previous...
SEBRING — The legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the young Depression-era men who built Highlands Hammock State Park and thousands of other buildings and bridges around the na...
VENUS – After losing crops due to citrus greening, the late Jack Paul planted an olive grove three years ago on Old State Road 8, a mile south of Archbold Biological Station.
SEBRING — Florida judges and candidates are highly restricted about what they can say, so most campaigns are barely visible.
SEBRING — Highlands County Deputy Jake Riley testified Thursday that noise from Cowpoke’s Watering Hole was clearly audible on the night of Oct. 3, 2014, but Special Magistrate Pam Karlson found that it was...
SEBRING — On the west side, there’s Cowpoke’s Watering Hole. On the east side, 800 feet away, there’s Cricket Drive. In between, there’s a block-wide hammock, commercial buildings, U.S....
SEBRING — Highlands County’s voting machines are adequate, Secretary of State Ken Detzner said Tuesday. “But they’re not good enough.”
This summer, the final USDA report of the 2014-15 growing season for Florida orange production stopped at 96.7 million boxes, far short of the 108,000 boxes forecast.
SEBRING — “This is crazy,” Ramon Gavarrete said at 8 a.m.
SEBRING — Should entry fees be suspended for a full year at Highlands Hammock State Park?
SEBRING — What’s the top selling vehicle in America?
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners wondered again when they would see the recycling contract with Progressive Waste Systems, denied yet another request by Commissioner Don Elwel...
SEBRING — Mike Averyt sees a problem with the historic increase in per-student spending in Florida schools proposed next year by Gov. Rick Scott’s education team.
SEBRING — Last week, the Florida Highway Patrol began another phase of ticketing vehicles that aggressively drive around large trucks.
SEBRING — If the Florida House of Representatives, and the courts approve, Highlands County will be in a new senate district next year.
SEBRING — When Dora Smith moved to Highlands County 29 years ago, she was the only Hispanic child on the playground.
SEBRING — Nineteen months after commissioners agreed to privatize 10 Highlands County functions, they’re still months away from completing the second item.
LAKE PLACID — The gate opened at 10 a.m. Saturday for Henscratch Farm’s 9th annual Fall Festival, but customers were already waiting by 9:30 a.m., said co-owner Drew Jones.
SEBRING — The question after every rainy season is, did we get enough water?
SEBRING — When Katie Wilson was growing up in Lake Placid, her parents would drop off her and the rest of her trick-or-treating pack on a street. They would cross vacant lots and knock on any door.
SEBRING — There have been no close encounters between drones and aircraft at Sebring Regional Airport or Avon Park Air Force Range.
SEBRING — One factor in the 2005-06 housing boom was flipping.
SEBRING — If one of the seven proposed maps is adopted, Highlands County will be in a new state senate district next year.
SEBRING — The short answer is, Highlands County is going to build Sebring Parkway, Phase 3.
SEBRING — Apparently, 2015 is the year of the new business. Dozens have opened this year in Highlands County.
SEBRING — It’s a sign of the times that Doug Karlson is producing trees developed by the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida.
SEBRING — County commission chair Ron Handley was in the building official’s office Tuesday, and liked what he saw.
SEBRING — After listening to tea partiers and the public about the lack of need for Sebring Parkway Phase 3, Highlands County commissioners backed away from a $600,000 contract with H...
SEBRING — What did the three Sun ‘n Lake supervisors email that caused the state attorney’s office to file complaints in Highlands County Court?
SEBRING — Which is more expensive, raising a football player or a band member? A cheerleader or a dancer? A baseball player or a runner?
In a 2014 study, middle and high school students identified alcohol, marijuana and prescriptions as their drugs of choice.
SEBRING — Highlands is in Florida’s heartland, and it’s right in the middle of tax burdens as well, according to SmartAsset.com, a New York financial technology company.
SEBRING — There’s a limit to how much yard waste can be piled on front lawns for pickup by Progressive Waste Systems, John and Judy Egizi found out last week.