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Something for every budget

Something for every budget

LAKE PLACID —Does dad need a new recliner for Father’s Day? Bring him to Furniture by Cathy and let him try out a rocker recliner.
Published: 06/19/16
Stone Ridge Stone Ridge Chamber Mixer

Stone Ridge Stone Ridge Chamber Mixer

Sebring Chamber after-hours mixer was hosted by Stone Ridge Thursday, June 16th in their newly completed 5,000 square foot clubhouse. Tours of the new homes were available in this gated community. For more information call 863 382-2100, Stone Ridge...
Published: 06/19/16
Worker’s comp rates could jump 17%

Worker’s comp rates could jump 17%

SEBRING — After a Florida Supreme Court ruling last month struck down a limit on attorney’s fees, workers-compensation insurance rates could go up 17.1 percent.
Published: 06/19/16
Bear hunt protested in Sebring

Bear hunt protested in Sebring

SEBRING — “Are y’all doing cocaine!” That’s what one woman in a VW Bug shouted Saturday morning at Jim Moat of Sebring. “You must be doing cocaine if you want to keep the bears!”...
Published: 06/18/16
State park manager is staying busy

State park manager is staying busy

SEBRING — Obtaining bear-proof Dumpsters, trapping feral hogs and helping to manage controlled fires are some of the numerous tasks that have been keeping Morgan Tyrone busy at Highlands Hammock State Park.
Published: 06/18/16
Keeping law enforcement busy

Keeping law enforcement busy

AVON PARK — It’s not unusual for Highlands County sheriff’s deputy Adam Schwartz to respond to a shoplifting call at Walmart in Avon Park.
Published: 06/18/16
Lake Placid beautification continues to be a joint effort

Lake Placid beautification continues to be a joint effort

LAKE PLACID — The effort to enhance and maintain the landscape beauty of Lake Placid will continue to be a joint effort between Keep Lake Placid Beautiful and the town of Lake Placid.
Published: 06/18/16
Woman accused of illegally taping victim in sexual abuse case

Woman accused of illegally taping victim in sexual abuse case

AVON PARK — In an apparent effort to support her husband, who was a previously convicted sex offender, a woman presented prosecutors with a tape of a conversation with a juvenile who accused the woman’s husband of sexual misconduct, acc...
Published: 06/17/16
Sheriff’s K-9 blood hound, Billy, dies Thursday

Sheriff’s K-9 blood hound, Billy, dies Thursday

SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of its K-9 Billy Thursday, a 6-year-old blood hound. Billy and his handler, deputy Dusty McGee, were taking part in a training exercise Thursday when Billy became ill...
Published: 06/17/16

Most stores pass underage alcohol compliance check

SEBRING — Eighteen of 23 stores checked passed an alcohol sales compliance check the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Suppression Team conducted recently in Sebring and Avon Park.
Published: 06/17/16