Local News

Gov. Scott as Trump’s running mate? Rumors grow

TALLAHASSEE — Most of the speculation around Gov. Rick Scott’s political future has centered on a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018, when incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson will be up for re-election and facing a Republican-friendly midterm e...
Published: 05/02/16

Sheriff’s office closes school district investigation of child abuse allegations on Hooks case

SEBRING — Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton announced Monday the investigation into allegations that school officials failed to report child abuse is closed.
Published: 05/02/16
County pays $25,268 at tire buyback event

County pays $25,268 at tire buyback event

SEBRING — The county’s second tire buyback program paid out $25,268 for 12,634 tires brought to the county landfill on Saturday.
Published: 05/02/16
Man arrested on drug charges

Man arrested on drug charges

AVON PARK — An Avon Park man was arrested after authorities found drugs in a vehicle in which he was a passenger, according to a warrant released Monday.
Published: 05/02/16
Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

SEBRING — A Sebring man was arrested after punching his pregnant girlfriend, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Published: 05/02/16

Armed elderly man barricades himself; incident ends with no injuries

SEBRING — An armed man barricaded himself inside his home on Avalon Road, near the Sebring Parkway, and fired some shots in the house early Monday morning, prompting a large response from law enforcement, according to the Highlands County Sher...
Published: 05/02/16
Sebring High seniors recognized for ‘College Decision Day’

Sebring High seniors recognized for ‘College Decision Day’

SEBRING — May 1 is the day by which seniors nationwide declare what they want to do with their futures and decide where they will go after high school.
Published: 05/02/16
Things to do this week

Things to do this week

‘Social Art for Change’ art exhibit at MOTA
Published: 05/02/16
Sebring Relay For Life event raises awareness

Sebring Relay For Life event raises awareness

SEBRING — The American Cancer Society completed its biggest effort in Highlands County to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to fight the disease at Saturday’s Sebring Relay for Life event at Firemen’s Field....
Published: 05/02/16
First place fruits

First place fruits

SEBRING — Which types of fruit make the best compost— apples, oranges, or melons?
Published: 05/02/16