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JROTC teams tackle SWAT obstacle course

JROTC teams tackle SWAT obstacle course

SEBRING — High school students face occasional challenges, but 15 students facing a slew of obstacles Wednesday afternoon showed they were up to the challenge.
Published: 05/20/16
Residents say cat colony disturbs community

Residents say cat colony disturbs community

SEBRING — A colony of feral cats in the Sebring Square Shopping Center was in the news recently after reports that the owners of Sebring Square planned to have the cats removed or taken to Highlands County Animal Control....
Published: 05/20/16

Sebring city council OK’s change to pension system

SEBRING — Facing difficulties finding and retaining qualified firefighters and police officers, the Sebring City Council has reversed course on pensions from a decision made more than three years ago.
Published: 05/19/16
One more arrest made in Saturday shooting

One more arrest made in Saturday shooting

SEBRING — In their ongoing investigation of a shooting that took place Saturday in Avon Park, Highlands County Sheriff’s detectives have collected statements and evidence to seek additional warrants for the arrest of two more people, a ...
Published: 05/19/16
Woman arrested on drug, theft charges

Woman arrested on drug, theft charges

AVON PARK — A woman suspected of theft ended up also being arrested on drug charges, according to an arrest report released Thursday.
Published: 05/19/16

ATF makes arrests in Highlands County on gun law violations

SEBRING — Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco. Firearms and Explosives agents have arrested four people in Highlands County, an official confirmed Thursday.
Published: 05/19/16
SPD: Truck rear-ends semi, flips on its side

SPD: Truck rear-ends semi, flips on its side

SEBRING — A driver who told authorities he didn’t notice his truck merging into the middle lane of traffic rear-ended a semi-truck and found his pick-up flipped over onto its left side after the accident, authorities said....
Published: 05/19/16
Veteran ‘60 Minutes’ newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

Veteran ‘60 Minutes’ newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

NEW YORK — Morley Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role...
Published: 05/19/16
County’s newest museum, arts center officially opens

County’s newest museum, arts center officially opens

AVON PARK — It took two years from conception to opening, but the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & Cultural Center is finally open.
Published: 05/19/16
Museums celebrate International Museum Day

Museums celebrate International Museum Day

AVON PARK — Former switchboard operator Martha Todd-Bimson remembers how she and many of her United Telephone of Florida coworkers cried on the day in 1985 when the company closed its downtown toll center.
Published: 05/19/16