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Locals suggest tourism ideas

Locals suggest tourism ideas

SEBRING — Among Highlands County’s visitors are a couple from Denmark, Tourism Director Casey Hartt told the Tourist Development Council Thursday.
Updated: 7 hours ago
From city to country at last

From city to country at last

LAKE PLACID — When Lake Placid resident Jacques Laroche was a boy in Haiti, he dreamed of being a farmer.
Published: 05/31/16
Storm causes damage in mobile home park

Storm causes damage in mobile home park

SEBRING — Homes on one street of a Sebring mobile home park were variously affected by what residents say could be a possible tornado that passed through Sunday around 5:30 p.m.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Events happening in June

Events happening in June

‘Social Art for Change’ art exhibit at MOTA
Published: 05/30/16
Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, “not just with words but with our actions....
Published: 05/30/16

Candidates raising thousands in campaign cash

SEBRING — Four local political candidates are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars even though they have no or token opposition.
Published: 05/30/16
Remembering her father on Memorial Day

Remembering her father on Memorial Day

SEBRING — Many who knew Ellis Ross Conley probably didn’t know he almost lost his life twice serving his country.
Published: 05/30/16
Avon Park shooting suspect who was at large turns himself in

Avon Park shooting suspect who was at large turns himself in

SEBRING — Malcolm Kristopher Jackson, who was a suspect in the shooting which took place on May 14 in Avon Park, turned himself in to authorities at the Highlands County Jail in Sebring Friday, authorities said.
Published: 05/30/16
Vet Jam organizers seek sponsors

Vet Jam organizers seek sponsors

AVON PARK — The nonprofit, Avon Park-based Battle of the Bands Inc., is seeking individual and corporate sponsors for its Vet Jam Summer Fest in July.
Published: 05/30/16
Avon Park eyes master drainage plan

Avon Park eyes master drainage plan

AVON PARK — City officials continue working on ways to improve the water quality of popular Lake Verona.
Published: 05/29/16