Breaking Highlands county news, local sports and events, and weather from Highlands Today | HighlandsToday.com | Highlands Today
Friday, Sep 04, 2015

Local News

Town hall meet to discuss fire assessment failure

AVON PARK — Avon Park City Councilman Garrett Anderson will host a town hall meeting to discuss the Avon Park City Council’s recent failure to pass a Avon Park fire assessment resolution.
Published: 09/03/15

Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge deflated “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity....
Published: 09/03/15
School district sets assessment list

School district sets assessment list

SEBRING — Parents will soon know what district-level assessments their children will be facing under the new state law that requires school districts to publish testing schedules by Oct. 1.
Published: 09/03/15
WWII veteran from Sebring awarded high school diploma

WWII veteran from Sebring awarded high school diploma

GLASGOW, Kentucky — Samuel R. Walter Sr., of Sebring, was a student in the 1940s at Waynesburg High School in Ohio and was on track to become a member of the Waynesburg High School graduating class of 1945.
Published: 09/03/15
AP Fire Department union calls emergency meeting

AP Fire Department union calls emergency meeting

AVON PARK — It was an emergency that didn’t take anyone out of the station, but there was still a sense of urgency at the Avon Park Fire Department Tuesday.
Published: 09/03/15
Council approves firefighter internship program

Council approves firefighter internship program

SEBRING — Trenton Carlisle got a taste Wednesday of what it takes to become a Sebring firefighter.
Published: 09/03/15
Candidate for sheriff arrested

Candidate for sheriff arrested

SEBRING — Jason T. Hunter, a candidate for Highlands County sheriff, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with practicing law without a license, according to a complaint affidavit.
Published: 09/02/15
Updated: 09/03/15
Woman busted on identity theft charge

Woman busted on identity theft charge

SEBRING — A woman stole a customer’s identification information and used it to get money and credit cards that paid for breast augmentation, cosmetics, utility services and other items, according to a warrant affidavit released Wednesda...
Published: 09/02/15

WE WANT TO KNOW: Did you battle back from foreclosure and buy another house?

More than 7,000 foreclosures have been filed in Highlands County since the 2006 housing bubble burst and the Great Recession began in 2007. Some homeowners continued to mow the lawn or repair the house even after the eviction notice arrived.
Published: 09/02/15
Local graduates make the grade

Local graduates make the grade

SEBRING — For Brittney Brooks and Layne Frazier, graduating from high school in Highlands County this year didn’t mean going to the beach or relaxing.
Published: 09/02/15