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Missing Hardee teen found
Fri  Mar 24 2017 05:02PM
WAUCHULA — The Wauchula Police Department has found Jasmine Shields, a Wauchula teen who had been reported missing earlier this month. She had been last seen at her home March … Find out how to read more online.
Getting ready
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring Middle School Principal Kevin Tunning likes the idea of helping children, but dancing isn’t his first choice as a means of accomplishing that. “I didn’t even dance … Find out how to read more online.
Social setting
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Ever since the Highlands Social Center opened 11 years as a gathering place primarily for seniors, Millie Peters has been a regular. “I enjoy the companionship of a … Find out how to read more online.
LPPD proposes firing range at old landfill
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The town landfill has been closed for 35 years, but if a proposal from Police Chief James Fansler gets traction, the town may get an open-air range. … Find out how to read more online.
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Israeli Consul General addresses Unity Breakfast
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Heartland American-Israeli Initiative welcomed guest speaker Israeli Consul General Lior Haiat to its annual Unity Breakfast on Thursday at the Sebring Elks Lodge. As the Consul General of Israel in Miami, Haiat promotes the interests of the … Find out how to read more online.

New rules for trash collection
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — New trash carts, new rules. First, Waste Connections Regional Manager Jim Wheatley told Highlands County commissioners on Tuesday, have trash and recycling carts on the street by 6 a.m. “We start pickup at 7,” Wheatley said. “With the new … Find out how to read more online.

Traffic stop leads to meth haul
Fri  Mar 24 2017 02:19PM
SEBRING — A traffic stop led to an investigation that turned up more than 246 grams of methamphetamine in a shed behind a house in Sebring early Wednesday morning, authorities said. Highlands County Sheriff Sgt. Dusty McGee made a traffic … Find out how to read more online.

Group forms to help teenagers after shooting incidents
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — In the wake of recent shootings claiming the lives of young people, a group of community leaders has formed United Together to offer an alternative to the streets for teenagers. Members say they want to use Christian principles … Find out how to read more online.

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House passes bill that gives terrorism victims right to sue
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida House members have passed a bill that would give individuals injured by an act of terrorism the right to sue for damages. The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims … read more.

Florida teens accused of striking deputy with stolen SUV
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three Florida teens face multiple charges after hitting a sheriff’s deputy with a stolen SUV and then hiding in a nearby landfill. Orange County Sheriff’s officials say the deputy was working an off-duty detail … read more.

Florida cities among the biggest population gainers
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Three metro areas in Florida were among the nation’s 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year, and another three Florida metro areas were in the top 10 for overall growth rates. The … read more.

Florida House votes again to repeal red-light cameras
Fri  Mar 24 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida House is trying again this year to end the use of red-light cameras in the state, but it’s not clear if the proposal will become law. The House on Thursday voted 91-22 in favor of … read more.

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