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Three men accused of exposing themselves at Veterans Beach

SEBRING — An undercover Sebring police investigation led to arrests of three elderly men accused of exposing themselves in the men’s restroom at Veteran’s Beach.
Published: 02/01/16

Friday night shooting victim identified

AVON PARK — Authorities have identified the victim in the Friday shooting at 212 Garrett Road, Avon Park, as Owen Armstrong, 53, of the Garrett Road address.
Published: 02/01/16
ANIMAL ANGELS: Teri Dosil and Aubre McAnally have rescued hundreds of animals

ANIMAL ANGELS: Teri Dosil and Aubre McAnally have rescued hundreds of animals

SEBRING — Dogs and cats can’t say thank you, but if they could, Teri Dosil and Aubre McAnally would have a mighty big collection of paw print appreciation cards.
Published: 02/01/16

State House, Senate spending plans show differences

TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders unveiled budget proposals Friday that stand almost $1 billion apart, clarifying differences in overall approaches to the spending plans and in a handful of key areas.
Published: 02/01/16

Turnout is name of game in Iowa caucuses

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a final frenzy to inspire supporters to turn out for Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the presidential contenders scrambled to close the deal with the first voters to have a say in the 2016 race for the White Hous...
Published: 02/01/16
SFSC launches firefighting program

SFSC launches firefighting program

AVON PARK — Heartland residents can now turn to South Florida State College to earn the credentials needed to work as a career firefighter in Florida.
Published: 02/01/16
New business profile: New Smiles Teeth Whitening

New business profile: New Smiles Teeth Whitening

Name of business: New Smiles Teeth Whitening
Published: 01/31/16
Updated: 02/03/16
County health department keeps losing jobs

County health department keeps losing jobs

SEBRING — Between 2007 and 2015, the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County lost more than 40 percent of its workforce.
Published: 01/31/16
Updated: 02/02/16
More fun than you can throw a snowball at

More fun than you can throw a snowball at

SEBRING — Big Brothers Big Sisters expected to raise $10,000 at the 11th annual WinterFest Saturday at Sebring International Raceway.
Published: 01/31/16
Learning from experience

Learning from experience

AVON PARK — If you know a place where you can get your teeth cleaned, your hair styled and colored, and your car painted, all for a reduced fee, chances are good that you know about South Florida State College’s low-cost community clini...
Published: 01/31/16