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Walk to focus on preventing veteran suicides

Walk to focus on preventing veteran suicides

AVON PARK — Being deployed multiple times to overseas combat zones is one of the biggest reasons why an estimated 22 military veterans commit suicide each day in the United States.
Published: 08/27/16
Tanglewood residents honor first responders

Tanglewood residents honor first responders

SEBRING — As a police officer, Dana Silva didn’t get much appreciation for his work.
Published: 08/27/16
‘STR8 UP’ ministry shuts down

‘STR8 UP’ ministry shuts down

LAKE PLACID — The nonprofit STR8 UP Youth Ministry on Main Avenue has ceased operations after more than four years of providing local youths with biblical instruction and educational/athletic fundamentals.
Published: 08/27/16
County resets garbage assessment workshop — again

County resets garbage assessment workshop — again

SEBRING — An email that never got sent has set the garbage and recycling assessment workshop back for another week.
Published: 08/27/16

Former Sun ‘n Lake supervisor shows up late in court

SEBRING — Curtis McCullough could have faced arrest Thursday afternoon for not showing in court. Instead, the judge scolded him once he arrived and set a new court date on his Sunshine Law violation charges.
Published: 08/27/16
Owner of Kenilworth files lawsuit against fire department

Owner of Kenilworth files lawsuit against fire department

SEBRING — The owners of the Kenilworth Hotel have filed a lawsuit contesting the Sebring Fire Department’s decision to close the hotel because of alleged fire code violations.
Published: 08/26/16
Man arrested on utility theft charges

Man arrested on utility theft charges

AVON PARK — An Avon Park man arrested last year after Highlands County investigators found more than 30 plants growing at a residence is facing additional charges, authorities said this week.
Published: 08/26/16

Community needs to be involved in helping people with dementia

SEBRING — When Donald Bulkley walked away from his home last week, it took two days for anyone to report his disappearance.
Published: 08/26/16
TDC: CountryFlo to receive $10,000 grant

TDC: CountryFlo to receive $10,000 grant

SEBRING — Despite protests from Lake Placid chamber officials and the Heartland Cultural Alliance, the Highlands County Tourist Development Council granted the CountryFlo Music Festival $10,000. But there was an “if” attached. If...
Published: 08/26/16
Blackman leads campaign contributions for GOP sheriff’s race

Blackman leads campaign contributions for GOP sheriff’s race

SEBRING — There’s the primary election on Aug. 30, and then there’s the money race.
Published: 08/26/16