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Thursday, Sep 03, 2015

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29 people jailed in multi-county drug bust

29 people jailed in multi-county drug bust

SEBRING – Fifteen people were indicted and 29 arrested in a drug bust that included Highlands, Glades, Indian River, Polk and Okeechobee counties.
Published: 08/29/15
Updated: 08/30/15
Erika keeps changing her mind

Erika keeps changing her mind

So far, Erika is acting like a typical storm. On Thursday morning, the tropical storm was tracking to skirt Florida’s east coast. On Friday morning, the possible hurricane had shifted west, and the eye was predicted to pass over western Highlan...
Published: 08/29/15
SFSC offers workshop on unmanned aerial vehicles

SFSC offers workshop on unmanned aerial vehicles

AVON PARK — South Florida State College will hold a one-day educational workshop on unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25.
Published: 08/29/15
On standby: Local officials closely watching Erika

On standby: Local officials closely watching Erika

SEBRING — Wait and watch.
Published: 08/28/15

Video of dog being kicked draws outrage

SEBRING — It was a video that quickly spread across Facebook Thursday evening and outraged dozens of viewers.
Published: 08/28/15

County giving out bags to make sandbags

SEBRING — Highlands County Emergency Management Department is giving out bags to fill with sand for sandbags at its office, 6850 W. George Blvd. Sebring, and the office of county road and bridge department, 4344 George Blvd. Sebring....
Published: 08/28/15
SFSC’s new Fire Science program ready for September start

SFSC’s new Fire Science program ready for September start

AVON PARK — A 44-foot-tall fire tower that simulates residential and commercial fires, including a stove fire with flashover, is just part of South Florida State College’s preparations for its new Fire Fighting training program....
Published: 08/28/15
No place too big or small for world traveling couple

No place too big or small for world traveling couple

SEBRING — They’ve been to countries that have since ceased to exist, traveled to places that had been behind the Iron Curtain when they visited, eaten caribou and reindeer meat and gobbled up fried tarantulas and crickets....
Published: 08/28/15
Residents urged to have a plan in case Erika affects the area

Residents urged to have a plan in case Erika affects the area

SEBRING — Highlands County resident Matthew Byrd is ready for any impacts from Tropical Storm Erika, which may turn into a hurricane.
Published: 08/28/15
With Erika bearing down on Florida, emergency managers get ready for a storm

With Erika bearing down on Florida, emergency managers get ready for a storm

SEBRING — On Thursday, the National Hurricane Center projected Erika would skirt Florida’s east coast. It could make landfall in Miami as early as 8 a.m. Monday. Whether a hurricane comes here or veers into the Atlantic Ocean, Highlands C...
Published: 08/28/15