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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.
The last time Linda Starcher tried suicide, her heart rate went down to three.
SEBRING — Deputy Donivan Cooper has taken 67 reports of illegal dumps from July 8, the first day he took the position of environmental deputy, through Aug. 26, when he reported to the Highlands County commissioner...
SEBRING — Three Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring supervisors are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 30 on misdemeanor charges of violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine laws.<...
SEBRING — LPN students from two local nursing programs scored well on their graduate exam, but both schools fell below the 2014 national average on the RN exam.
SEBRING — In future years, Highlands County residents may point back and say 2015 was when two crunches began: a shortage of affordable homes, and a dearth workers to build those houses.
SEBRING — Three Sun ‘n Lake supervisors have been charged with violating Florida’s government in the sunshine laws.
SEBRING — What if Highlands County passed a $138,129,099 budget and nobody came to the 20-minute public hearing?
SEBRING — Commissioners still have to sign the contract in a few weeks, but after that formality, Highlands County citizens will be recycling in February.
SEBRING — Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked state lawmakers, law enforcement and victim advocates for broad support in testing Florida’s unprocessed sexual assault kits.
SEBRING — Highlands County cattle producers are making choices. How many heifers should be sold? How many heifers should be kept? Should an older cow that didn’t produce a calf...
SEBRING — On Friday, supervisors fired Public Works Director Greg Griffin, and two supervisors asked for approval to hire lawyers because they’re being investigated by the state attor...
SEBRING — Florida is home to the most active prescribed-fire program in the nation, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said.
AVON PARK – No one is thrusting 30 fingers in the air, but South Florida State College is proud its designation last week: it was ranked 30th among 670 state, technical and community colleges. North Florida Commun...
SEBRING — Three years ago, her husband lost his job, and Mary Ford quit two part-time jobs to take care of her mother, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
SEBRING — Some choose to remain childless, but eight is not enough for others.
SEBRING — It’s almost official.
SEBRING — Highlands County commissioners were watching pennies Tuesday and making certain that projects continue to move forward.
SEBRING — Taco Bell in Avon Park will be reopened at the end of September.
SEBRING — About five years ago, Highlands County paved the whole neighborhood. Except for Bella Avenue.
SEBRING — Should Highlands County offer a 5 percent preference to local fuel vendors?
SEBRING — Highlands County didn’t make the list of the 150 Best Places to Retire, but local officials said it should have.
SEBRING – Fifteen people were indicted and 29 arrested in a drug bust that included Highlands, Glades, Indian River, Polk and Okeechobee counties.
SEBRING — John Hawthorne and his wife haven’t spent more than two weeks together since they’ve been married.
SEBRING — Without constant herbicide treatments, prescribed burns, aquatic plant removal and replanting, invasive species would overtake native grasses, and Lake Istokpoga would become Istokpoga Marsh.
SEBRING — The final chapter was written last Tuesday in Highlands Regional Medical Center’s lawsuit with the Highlands County Property Appraiser.
SEBRING — A year ago, Kenneth Carter walked into the Children’s Museum of the Highlands and saw the restaurant exhibit. “This could be better,” he thought.
SEBRING — Jason Hunter was not convicted for a domestic dispute with his common-law wife, but he has threatened to shoot “every future police officer that tries to falsely arre...
SEBRING — Highlands County’s budget gap, which started $4.6 million in the hole, is down to $3.1 million.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature ended its 12-day special session without agreeing on maps for the 27 congressional districts.
SEBRING — Truth in Millage notices were mailed Monday, Property Appraiser Raymond McIntyre said.
AVON PARK — Construction is due to commence by Oct. 1 on 44 single family homes. Highlands County commissioners approved the $7.8 million project in a Tuesday night meeting.
SEBRING — The truth, according to David Austin, is that no one really knows what’s causing colony collapse, or if bee colonies are really collapsing.
Editor’s Note: The remaining three candidates will be reported on in next Sunday’s Highlands Today.