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Sporadic outages in Highlands

Sporadic outages in Highlands

SEBRING — The thunderstorm that raked Florida Wednesday caused morning power outages in western Highlands County, but most were resolved by mid-afternoon.
Published: 05/04/16
Seeking shelter

Seeking shelter

SEBRING — It was around 5 p.m. Monday in an area near the rear of the Sebring Square Shopping Center.
Published: 05/04/16
Man charged with business burglary

Man charged with business burglary

SEBRING — Video surveillance helped lead to the arrest of a suspect in an April burglary, according to a warrant released Wednesday.
Published: 05/04/16
Report indicates numerous people

Report indicates numerous people

SEBRING — Numerous people saw a Hill-Gustat Middle School teacher and a 14-year-old male student acting inappropriately, but no one seemed to be aware of the extent of the relationship, according to a report released this week by the Highlands...
Published: 05/04/16
CRA board to get update on Brickell Building

CRA board to get update on Brickell Building

AVON PARK — An update on improvements to the historic Brickell Building, as well as the status of the city’s vacant director of administrative services position, are among several items on the agenda for Thursday’s Main Street Co...
Published: 05/04/16

No criminal charges filed in school inquiry

SEBRING — The long-term status of two top administrators in the Highlands County school district remained in question Tuesday after the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office decided not to press charges against any school officials as a res...
Published: 05/04/16

Tampa Bay Times purchases Tampa Tribune

BY THE TIMES STAFF
Published: 05/04/16
Commissioners accept recycling contract

Commissioners accept recycling contract

SEBRING — It’s finally official. After years of thinking, planning, proposing and planning some more for recycling, Highlands County commissioners accepted a contract with Progressive Waste Systems.
Published: 05/04/16
Man charged with battery, robbery

Man charged with battery, robbery

AVON PARK — In Miami, Sergio Gato ended up in jail because of a domestic altercation with his mother.
Published: 05/03/16
Debris fire spread to house, says fire chief

Debris fire spread to house, says fire chief

AVON PARK — The blaze that destroyed a rural home east of Avon Park Sunday night was accidentally caused by a trash fire that the homeowner thought had been extinguished, Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Chief Earl Gray said....
Published: 05/03/16