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Sebring Relay For Life set for Saturday

Sebring Relay For Life set for Saturday

SEBRING — The American Cancer Society’s biggest effort to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to fight the disease is finishing up this year’s efforts in Highlands County with the Sebring Relay for Life event this weeken...
Published: 04/28/16
Public hearing set for future of Platt Branch WEA

Public hearing set for future of Platt Branch WEA

SEBRING — A 10-year plan for the Platt Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Jack Stroup Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., in Sebring....
Published: 04/28/16

Motorcycle driver injured in accident

SEBRING — A motorcycle driver was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle hit a median on U.S. 27, causing him to fall off the vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
Published: 04/27/16
Victim of hit-and-run recovering

Victim of hit-and-run recovering

AVON PARK — Brianna Fuentes, the 3-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident Saturday, is recovering, family members say.
Published: 04/27/16
Sebring PD takes steps to prevent future thefts

Sebring PD takes steps to prevent future thefts

SEBRING — Modern technology has forced the Sebring Police Department to change the procedures it has in place for handling money.
Published: 04/27/16
Fine arts festival issues ‘Call to Artists’

Fine arts festival issues ‘Call to Artists’

SEBRING — The Highlands Art League is issuing its official “Call to Artists” from fine artists and craftspeople for its 50th annual Highlands Fine Arts Festival, scheduled for Nov. 5-6 in historic downtown Sebring. ...
Published: 04/27/16
LP’s Tangerine road project is a go

LP’s Tangerine road project is a go

LAKE PLACID — With all the funding in place, work will likely start this summer on major improvements to North Tangerine Drive in Lake Placid.
Published: 04/27/16
School volunteers recognized

School volunteers recognized

SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County paid special recognition to the 2015-16 Outstanding School Volunteers at its April 19 school board meeting.
Published: 04/27/16
City manager keeps job; new investigation on tap

City manager keeps job; new investigation on tap

AVON PARK — City Manager Julian Deleon has retained his job by a nose-hair.
Published: 04/26/16
Sun ’n Lake’s Dave Halbig resigns

Sun ’n Lake’s Dave Halbig resigns

SEBRING — Sun ’n Lake Supervisor Dave Halbig resigned Friday. He blamed former General Manager Mike Wright for not being supportive when Halbig was “subjected to unfair attacks.”
Published: 04/26/16