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Sebring Fire Department up to full staff
Fri  Apr 28 2017 09:02AM
SEBRING — For the first time in nine years, the Sebring Fire Department is fully staffed. Being fully staffed helps the Fire Department to “better do its job” in fighting … Find out how to read more online.
‘Whiskey and Wheaties’ bill passes House
Fri  Apr 28 2017 09:04AM
TALLAHASSEE — The long-standing liquor wall, which was been around since Prohibition ended, is facing the wrecking ball under a bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. After two days … Find out how to read more online.
Road to medical cannabis long, bumpy, winding
Fri  Apr 28 2017 09:02AM
SEBRING — Marijuana proponents won a state amendment last November to legalize the drug for medicinal use, but the Legislature is still ironing out details. Those details have been debated … Find out how to read more online.
Opioids not a big problem in Highlands
Fri  Apr 28 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — State officials are holding workshops in Duval, Manatee, Orange and Palm Beach counties to discuss heroin drug abuse. Not in Highlands County, however. “While we have seen heroin … Find out how to read more online.
Dogs dumped in Sun ’n Lake
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sun ’n Lake of Sebring has had a stray dog problem, but fortunately, staff and residents in the special improvement district have a solution: Adoption. In the last … Find out how to read more online.
Giving you a better newspaper
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
No one likes change. We know that. We understand that. We are among those “no ones.” However, sometimes a change is necessary to continue to grow and that’s what we … Find out how to read more online.
House bill could alter Sunshine law
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law prohibits elected or appointed officials from meeting in private, but a bill lawmakers are considering could change that. The House Government Accountability Committee approved House … Find out how to read more online.
Arby’s, McDonald’s remodeling in Sebring
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Arby’s is paying $275,000 to remodel its south Sebring location, McDonald’s is going to rebuild its north Sebring store, Quick Lane is what’s going into that outparcel in … Find out how to read more online.
AP Council/CRA meetings rescheduled for Thursday
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park City Council and Community Redevelopment Agency meetings that had been scheduled for Monday, April 24, have been postponed to Thursday. Those who arrived for … Find out how to read more online.
Bluegrass, blueberry festival Saturday
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The 2017 Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, raffles, a kids zone and, of course, blueberries. The festival, which is sponsored by the Avon … Find out how to read more online.
School Board to consider salary study
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Superintendent Brenda Longshore’s recommendation for a salary study will go before the School Board of Highlands County today as the board considers three bids ranging from $12,000 to … Find out how to read more online.
Bluegrass, blueberry festival is Saturday
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The 2017 Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, raffles, a kids zone and, of course, blueberries. The festival, which is sponsored by the Avon … Find out how to read more online.
A change begins today
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
About a month ago, I asked our readers what they thought about the content they were getting in USA Today. Based on the overwhelming requests asking for the removal of … Find out how to read more online.
AP Council to discuss attorney selection
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:38AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park City Council will likely narrow its list of six city attorney candidates to three at its regular meeting today. Each Council member is preparing … Find out how to read more online.
Staying put
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — During the 17 years she has worked at IHOP, Stacy Black has fond memories of serving eggs, bacon and pancakes to countless hungry customers. One of her most … Find out how to read more online.
Cherry tomatoes right at home in Highlands County
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:34AM
Stumped for a vegetable to grow in our “hot” season? Regular large tomatoes need a cool nighttime to thrive and fruit, which as we all know rarely happens here in … Find out how to read more online.
EMS HQ moves to health department
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Work is proceeding on three EMS stations, Highlands County Commissioners were told Tuesday. At Sebring Parkway and Peach Street, crews have finished building the concrete walls and roof, … Find out how to read more online.
SO: Domestic incident ends in suicide
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic dispute that ended in a suicide Saturday morning. The incident began on Bolide Street in Sebring when a man … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff deputies recognized for outstanding work during ceremony
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — While for most people the brush fires have been at best an annoyance, for Barbra Hair the blaze on one particular day may have been a life saver. … Find out how to read more online.
Cannabis available locally
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Florida legislators are creating a system to allow medical marijuana treatments with registered doctors and patients along with licensed dispensaries. However, a law already on the books, … Find out how to read more online.
Woman arrested on drug charges
Fri  Apr 28 2017 09:04AM
SEBRING — A Sebring woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop because of a broken tail light, according to an arrest report released this week. Teresa Louise … Find out how to read more online.
So, when does the rainy season start?
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:24AM
SEBRING — Last year at this time, Lake Istokpoga was quite a bit deeper, Gary Albin said Wednesday from Trails End Fishing Resort. “Because we had a lot of rain, … Find out how to read more online.
School Board discusses student discipline
Fri  Apr 28 2017 09:02AM
SEBRING — The appropriate discipline related to possession of drugs for a single student and discipline in general was discussed recently by the School Board of Highlands County. As the … Find out how to read more online.
Window-shooting investigation continues
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A window facing U.S. 27 at the Olympic Restaurant in Avon Park had tape on it Tuesday to mask holes after someone pumped BBs into it. Employee … Find out how to read more online.
Lindsay picked for assistant superintendent position
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring High Principal Anne Lindsay will likely be heading back to a district office administrative position with Superintendent Brenda Longshore’s recommendation to fill the final assistant superintendent opening … Find out how to read more online.
Catholic school moving to bigger location
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Next school year will mark two milestones for St. Catherine Catholic School — it’s 10th anniversary and a new and much bigger location. Along with adding sixth-grade to … Find out how to read more online.
Couple jailed for illegal lovebirds
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A local couple faces federal charges after they brought the wrong lovebirds across international borders. Vanessa Burgos, 33, and Robert Burgos, 43, were arrested shortly after 7 … Find out how to read more online.
Witness to killing could be held in contempt
Wed  Apr 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Two years ago, as Shawn Ziegler and Carrie Ann Leaphart rode a golf cart down a street in Lorida, they were shot numerous times. Ziegler died, but Leaphart … Find out how to read more online.
Museum upgrades
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Whenever the Highlands Art League has an art exhibit at the Highlands Museum of the Arts, much of the art is placed on display on the second floor … Find out how to read more online.
Window-shooting vandals target vehicles, homes
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of criminal mischief cases involving windows being shot out by BB and pellet guns. The first report was on … Find out how to read more online.
Pigman moves for ‘no disclosure’ in DUI case
Tue  Apr 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Legal counsel for Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, has asked for the judge in his DUI case to rule that certain documents be off limits to public view. … Find out how to read more online.
Brooks: 3 bills violate Home Rule
Tue  Apr 25 2017 07:58AM
SEBRING — As the 2017 session winds down, a Highlands County Commissioner warned Tuesday that the Legislature is messing with Home Rule, and asked citizens to call their senators and … Find out how to read more online.
Marking a milestone
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:44AM
SEBRING — When the USS Juneau sank during the battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, 687 sailors were killed in action, including the five Sullivan brothers. World War II Marty … Find out how to read more online.
Parent resource center at Circle Theatre
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:38AM
SEBRING — What was originally an office for the manager of the Circle Theatre will soon become a place where parents can seek information about various resources. The change is … Find out how to read more online.
Recycle bins will stay in Sebring, LP
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:36AM
SEBRING – Although people tell Christy Reed they have nothing to recycle, Highlands County’s former recycling coordinator brought a shopping bag to last week’s Highlands County Commission meeting with items … Find out how to read more online.
We heard your concerns
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:32AM
It’s been ​just ​over a month since I asked the readers of the Highlands News-Sun, “What do you think about USA Today?” Based on the results, it was probably a … Find out how to read more online.
Back to basics
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — It was back to a simpler time when many chores were done by hand during Lake Placid Montessori Academy’s Earth Day celebration on Friday. Probably the only … Find out how to read more online.
Ben Hill Griffin packinghouse to close
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ben Hill Griffin’s fresh citrus packinghouse, which closed for the season earlier this month, may not reopen. “Ben Hill Griffin III, chairman and CEO of the company, stated … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC reveals 2017-18 Artist Series lineup
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The mounting suspense is over. Those wondering about the lineup of performances at the South Florida State College for the 2017-18 season got their answer on Tuesday, … Find out how to read more online.
Hope Hubs could be introduced locally
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — With poverty above the state average, One Hope United is suggesting that providing preschool services to young children and services to their parents could help. Eva Horner, executive … Find out how to read more online.


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