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Do you have a family member whose name is on a veterans’ memorial in Highlands County? If so, we would like to talk with you to get information for a Memorial Day weekend story. Please e-mail Highlands Today reporter Jay Meisel at jmeisel@high...
Published: 05/05/16

Tickets selling for Samaritan’s Touch musical fundraiser

SEBRING — Tickets are selling for a musical event Saturday to raise money to help Samaritan’s Touch Care Center continue its efforts to help people.
Published: 05/05/16
SFSC prepped for summer sessions

SFSC prepped for summer sessions

AVON PARK — As South Florida State College prepares for two commencement exercises this evening, many students are readying for summer classes, which start Friday for some courses.
Published: 05/05/16
Highlands Hammock is now seeking volunteers

Highlands Hammock is now seeking volunteers

SEBRING — Volunteers are currently being recruited to assist Highlands Hammock State Park staff during the summer and through the coming fall/winter season. Opportunities involving administration, maintenance, resource management, research and...
Published: 05/05/16
Not OK with 401K

Not OK with 401K

SEBRING — Three years after a contentious decision to change the retirement plans for firefighters and police officers, the Sebring City Council on Tuesday signaled a change in course....
Published: 05/05/16
Dental hygiene graduates honored at pinning ceremony

Dental hygiene graduates honored at pinning ceremony

AVON PARK — South Florida State College honored eight graduates of its Dental Hygiene program in a traditional pinning ceremony in the SFSC University Center Auditorium on April 29.
Published: 05/05/16
A note from our publisher

A note from our publisher

With the sale of The Tampa Tribune to the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday, Highlands Today is under new ownership. We will continue to be the strong voice you have come to trust within our community, providing you with local, state and national news and s...
Published: 05/04/16
Sporadic outages in Highlands

Sporadic outages in Highlands

SEBRING — The thunderstorm that raked Florida Wednesday caused morning power outages in western Highlands County, but most were resolved by mid-afternoon.
Published: 05/04/16
Seeking shelter

Seeking shelter

SEBRING — It was around 5 p.m. Monday in an area near the rear of the Sebring Square Shopping Center.
Published: 05/04/16
Man charged with business burglary

Man charged with business burglary

SEBRING — Video surveillance helped lead to the arrest of a suspect in an April burglary, according to a warrant released Wednesday.
Published: 05/04/16