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FWC: North Carolina man drowns while fishing on Lake Placid
Mon  Mar 27 2017 01:00AM
LAKE PLACID — A 51-year-old North Carolina man drowned after he fell aboard while fishing on Lake Placid, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Frank Thomas Primavera was fishing … Find out how to read more online.
Authorities make meth arrest
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:38AM
SEBRING — A man who authorities said attempted to hide drugs in a mobile home was arrested on several charges, according to an arrest report released Thursday. Derek Brian Worth, … Find out how to read more online.
Census: County’s population grows again
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:36AM
SEBRING — Years ago, John Holbrook read an impact study. “They predicted this would be the next growth area,” said the Lake Placid mayor. “Both coasts are so saturated.” The … Find out how to read more online.
Fired up for hosing down
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Memorial Elementary Schools students got hosed down for a job well done on the recent writing test of the Florida Standards Assessment. West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department … Find out how to read more online.
Commissioners turn down conservation resolution
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Bob Hummel approached Highlands County commissioners Tuesday with what he thought was the right thing to do: remind legislators of their obligation to buy environmentally sensitive lands. Instead, … Find out how to read more online.
Missing Hardee teen found
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
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.
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.
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic stop leads to meth haul
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Smoky conditions
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — It was a controlled burn at Highlands Hammock State Park, but there was no controlling the smoke that settled into the nearby residential areas, prompting the Tuesday morning … Find out how to read more online.
Hammock Road closed for smoke
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For the second day in a row, a road near Highlands Hammock State Park closed due to leftover smoke from Monday’s conservation area controlled burn. Hammock Road from … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff finishes plan to fulfill campaign promises
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series detailing the steps taken to fulfill the goals set in Sheriff Paul Blackman’s first 100-day plan. SEBRING — The main … Find out how to read more online.
Why no burn ban, some wonder
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The dense smoke from a controlled burn that closed County Road 635 Tuesday morning and the current dry conditions we have been experiencing have some wondering if Highlands … Find out how to read more online.
Killers to get new sentencing hearings
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — About 40 years ago, then teenagers James Wells and Frank Ross went to a 64-year-old woman’s house under the guise of responding to an ad offering a … Find out how to read more online.
FSA, FCAT, EOC …
Tue  Mar 21 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Students returning from spring break today will start prepping soon for the Florida Standards Assessment and other state tests. The Florida Department of Education sets the testing schedule, … Find out how to read more online.
Music in the Park concert Saturday
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Florida folk musician Brian Smalley will take center stage at the Music in the Park concert on Saturday, March 25. He has played many concerts and festivals throughout … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC MOFAC to host artist’s talk
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College will host a talk by artist, poet, and scholar Melanie Hubbard from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday … Find out how to read more online.
FLOWER power
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– The Avon Park Founders Garden Club, along with the Friends of the Avon Park Public Library, hosted A “non-standard, non-judged” flower show recently. The inside of the … Find out how to read more online.
Tripsansky feted as HAL artist of the month
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The featured artist for March at Highlands Art League’s (HAL) Yellow House Gallery is Dick Tripsansky. A reception was held March 10 at the Artist Village on Lakeview … Find out how to read more online.
Road to recovery
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — For William “Ross” Fadely, Jan. 4, 2014, started out like any other. He had no idea of the impending horror that would affect his life for years to … Find out how to read more online.
ATV driver hits a tree, seriously hurt
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:36AM
LAKE PLACID — A 47-year-old Lake Placid resident was seriously injured at 8:15 p.m. Thursday after his Suzuki Vinson hit a tree. Rodney Brown was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: Trucker injured after two semis collide
Sun  Mar 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — State Road 66 from U.S. 27 to Sparta Road was closed for more than an hour after two semi-trucks crashed head on at 5:40 a.m. Saturday. A Bowling … Find out how to read more online.
Rep. Pigman charged with DUI
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — State Representative Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, faces a driving under the influence charge after an arrest early Friday morning at the Fort Pierce Service Plaza on Florida’s Turnpike … Find out how to read more online.
SO does compliance checks on sexual offenders, predators
Sat  Mar 25 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims and Tactical Anti-Crime units teamed up with officers from the probation and parole departments on a sweep of sexual offenders and … 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.
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.
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Motorcyclist injured in collision with bus
Fri  Mar 24 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING – A motorcyclist was injured about 8 a.m. Thursday. The rider, David Shoopman, told police he was southbound on U.S. 27 when he thought the motorcycle had a leak. … Find out how to read more online.
Price out, not down
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — After a week on NBC’s “The Voice,” local talent Nala Price had to come home after a performance challenge with Joshua West. Still, the Sebring High School senior … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring bike rodeo to prep kids for summer riding
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — The City of Sebring fire and police departments will be co-hosting a youth bicycle rodeo 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the downtown Sebring fire … Find out how to read more online.
Tour company’s financial woes noted in SO report
Thu  Mar 23 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — No criminal charges have been filed in connection with Princess Dianne Tours, which was investigated by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office after dozens of people paid for … Find out how to read more online.
Commission OKs phase 2 of paving projects
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Last month, Highlands County Road and Bridge Superintendent Kyle Green divided roads into five categories: paved to minimum standards, paved but not to Highlands County’s standards, unpaved but … Find out how to read more online.
Hiring brisk at Sheriff’s Office
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series detailing the steps taken to fulfill the goals set in Sheriff Paul Blackman’s first 100-day plan. SEBRING — One of … Find out how to read more online.
Firefly tram tours extended
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Fireflies are continuing to light up the Loop Drive at Highlands Hammock State Park, and the firefly tram tours are being extended through Thursday evening, March 23. Reservations … Find out how to read more online.
Corvette Racing Team visits with county’s Rotary clubs
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– More than 125 members of Rotary Clubs from Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring celebrated the beginning of the “Race Week” and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Springtime in the Park’ a success in Avon Park
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– It was “Springtime in the Park” recently as people enjoyed the festivities in Donaldson Park. The event was formerly called ‘Springtime on the Mall’ but the name … Find out how to read more online.
5 tips for container gardening success
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Container gardens allow you to easily dress up your balcony and patio, create a colorful welcome for guests and keep edibles close at hand for cooking and entertaining. They’re also … Find out how to read more online.
‘Flappers’ take over LPBD gathering
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID –– The Lake Placid Elks Lodge had a mass invasion of “Flappers” along with several “Leprechauns” getting a headstart on St. Paddy’s day for a dance. Dance instructor … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Mar 23 2017 02:01PM

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2310 U.S. 27 N., Sebring

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