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Suspect shooting still at large
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — A shooting at Maryland Fried Chicken Thursday morning sent one unknown victim to a nearby hospital after he was shot in the leg while eating his lunch … Find out how to read more online.
Three chosen to fill assistant principal positions
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Superintendent Brenda Longshore has made personnel recommendations to fill three assistant principal positions while interviews have yet to take place for two more assistant principal openings. Openings were … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands no stranger to violence
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:35AM
AVON PARK — The most recent fatal shooting in Highlands County was May 6. Joseph Edward Ables, 69, of Placid Lakes subdivision in Lake Placid reportedly shot and killed Deputy … Find out how to read more online.
Residents express concerns over proposed fire assessment
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:40AM
SEBRING — Tempers flared at the Highlands County Board of County Commission meeting Tuesday night where discussion centered on proposed fire assessments. Some 200 concerned county residents attended the meeting … Find out how to read more online.
Council discusses Veteran’s Beach, fire rate
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Sebring City Council held a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday and discussed proposed designs for remodeling the Veteran’s Beach parking lot and approved a preliminary fire assessment resolution with … Find out how to read more online.
Dispute delays plans to demolish AP Wilde Building
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The City of Avon Park’s plans to demolish the dilapidated Wilde Building on Main Street have been put on hold with the building’s former owners disputing the … Find out how to read more online.
Stabbing suspects head to court in July
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — James Gaston Hall Jr. and Kabao Yang are still being held in the Highlands County Jail and have been there since Thursday, June 14 after they turned themselves … Find out how to read more online.
Who’s got the power?
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — One of the most devastating losses of life after Hurricane Irma tore through Florida last September was the deaths of a 14 senior citizens in The Rehabilitation Center … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands News-Sun ownership (kind of) changes
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — In the never-ending change of landscape in the newspaper industry, Sun Coast Media Group, the parent company of the Highlands News-Sun, has sold its coastal properties to Adams … Find out how to read more online.
AP man charged with battery on cop
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — An Avon Park man approached Sebring Police officers at Club Cino in Sebring and began uttering racial slurs and hate language toward the law enforcement officers, according … Find out how to read more online.
Paper, community say farewell to news man
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — For the past nearly six years, Jay Meisel spent his time walking the halls at the Highlands County Courthouse, going to the Sebring Police Department, and attending night … Find out how to read more online.
Florida ranks 12th in drug, alcohol fatalities
Mon  Jun 18 2018 12:18PM
SEBRING — Although Florida takes pride in ranking as one of the top vacation spots in America, it ranks as one of the deadliest states for the number of drug- … Find out how to read more online.
AP has issues with Boys & Girls Club requests
Mon  Jun 18 2018 12:18PM
AVON PARK — As the City of Avon Park addresses requests from the Boys and Girls Club, residents called for the city to take over the Martin Luther King Recreation … Find out how to read more online.
Addicted to Archbold
Sat  Jun 16 2018 08:30AM
VENUS — Archbold Biological Station honored Fred Lohrer’s 46 years of service and Mark Deyrup’s 36 years of service with a retirement celebration and taco bar on Thursday, June 14. … Find out how to read more online.
Suspect convicted of lewd behavior with 11-year-old
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A jury has found Stephen Alan Wingo, 43, guilty of lewd behavior and showing pornography to a child under the age of 12. The jury foreperson told the … Find out how to read more online.
Bob’s Vets/Alan Jay KIA/Toyota support Vietnam Vets
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Bob’s Vets along with Alan Jay KIA and Toyota came together to assist with a need for a local veterans chapter. Alan Jay KIA General Manager Todd Leonard … Find out how to read more online.
FHP seeks hit-and-run driver
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A pickup truck hit a semi-trailer Friday at U.S. 27 and State Road 66, then took off, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. A FHP report released Saturday states … Find out how to read more online.
Stabbing victims suffer numerous wounds
Sat  Jun 16 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — James Gaston Hall and his live-in girlfriend Kabao Yang will not be seeing each other for quite some time unless it’s in court. The couple led the Highlands … Find out how to read more online.
State test results show a few bright spots for Highlands
Sat  Jun 16 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Florida Department of Education released state Florida Standards Assessment scores Thursday, which show that overall Highlands continues to lag the state. The eighth-grade math FSA results show … Find out how to read more online.
Internet is working again at local libraries
Fri  Jun 15 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING—After a recent rain and lightning storm on May 31, the Sebring Public Library experienced water and lightning damage. The internet and online catalog were down for the seven libraries … Find out how to read more online.
Smith retires from Sebring CRA board
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Lorrie Smith served on the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency board for 21 years, and during that time, she played a major role in the revitalization of the downtown … Find out how to read more online.
Fire destroys two villas at Brae Locke Villas
Fri  Jun 22 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A fire blazed through two homes at Brae Locke Villas around 3:50 a.m. Monday, said Joe Romanik, assistant fire chief of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department. West … Find out how to read more online.
BREAKING NEWS: Reported gun shots at Maryland Fried Chicken
Thu  Jun 21 2018 04:33PM
AVON PARK — Reported gun shots at Maryland Fried Chicken in Avon Park. Here is what we know. According to witnesses at the scene, a male walked into the Maryland … Find out how to read more online.
AP board exams standards for competitive airport
Wed  Jun 20 2018 10:02AM
AVON PARK — Finding a Fixed Based Operator for the Avon Park Municipal Airport will take a few more steps before the search begins. At its Tuesday meeting after much … Find out how to read more online.
Albritton speaks at tea party meeting
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — State Representative Ben Albritton, who is seeking a seat in the Florida Senate, shared his conservative beliefs and lessons he has learned in politics Tuesday evening at a … Find out how to read more online.
Alzheimer’s awareness event Thursday
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Palms of Sebring therapy department is hosting a free Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Day at noon this Thursday. Guests will meet in the lobby at 725 S. Pine … Find out how to read more online.
Sebring man charged with grand theft, drug trafficking
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — A Sebring man was arrested at his place of work on charges of grand theft and while deputies were placing him under arrest, prescription drugs were found on … Find out how to read more online.
Phase II begins in Publix plaza renovation
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — There they go again; construction has begun again on Phase II of the South Highlands Shopping Center at the corner of Dal Hall Boulevard and U.S. 27. … Find out how to read more online.
A new lease on life
Mon  Jun 18 2018 09:18AM
SEBRING – Flor Otero has a second chance at life after undergoing a double lung transplant on May 2. She is well on her way to recovery after a 10-hour … Find out how to read more online.
Geometry a high point for Highlands state exam scores
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The Florida Department of Education released statewide test scores recently including the Florida Standards Assessment End-of-Course Exam scores. The most recent results are from the Spring administration of … Find out how to read more online.
Elder abuse remains a serious problem
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:00AM
SEBRING — World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was recognized on Friday by the entire world. The day was started in June 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of … Find out how to read more online.
Fire assessment hearing Tuesday night
Mon  Jun 18 2018 12:18PM
SEBRING — County commissioners, who have a regular meeting Tuesday morning, will hold a special meeting Tuesday night, just for a hearing on the proposed fire assessment. The meeting starts … Find out how to read more online.
Father’s Day fun
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — One of the best things about Father’s Day comes from remembering the funny things about dad. Oddly, when the Highlands News-Sun asked readers for funny stories about their … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC graduates 22 law enforcement officers
Tue  Jun 19 2018 08:58AM
AVON PARK — On Thursday, June 14, 20 graduates of South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy, Class 255 and two graduates of the Crossover Academy, Class … Find out how to read more online.
The science of sound at Avon Park library
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Join Professor DoDad for “The Science of Sound,” a high-energy science show coming to the Avon Park Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday. DoDad will bring audience-involved experiments, … Find out how to read more online.
Fantastic Father contest winner announced
Sun  Jun 17 2018 08:30AM
Our dads deserve a special celebration, that’s why we recognize them on Father’s Day. Many of them don’t get the proper recognition or thanks for all of the things they … Find out how to read more online.
Getting on the ticket
Sat  Jun 16 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — The official qualifying period for candidates on the Highlands County local, state and federal ballot starts Monday. Highlands County has two Board of County Commission seats and three … Find out how to read more online.
Staying on top of it
Fri  Jun 15 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — When Gov. Rick Scott signed the declaration of statewide disaster after Hurricane Irma, he opened the door for all construction contractors to replace roofs. For the most part, … Find out how to read more online.
Local residents die in Frostproof train crash
Sat  Jun 16 2018 08:30AM
FROSTPROOF — Emily Moncrief, 23, of Avon Park and Lyndsay Serey, 23, of Sebring, were killed when they hit a CSX train in Frostproof at about 3 a.m. Friday. A … Find out how to read more online.
AP City Council to discuss recycling options
Fri  Jun 15 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The City Council will hold a public workshop at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22 in the City Council Chambers to discuss different options for recycling and waste … Find out how to read more online.


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