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CitraPac agreement signed by county
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Highlands County is now officially in business with CitraPac. County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the interlocal agreement to help provide funding to build the company’s new plant at … read more.
Macbeth asks to be county employee
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — After four years of talk about an in-house attorney, County Attorney Ross Macbeth has offered to be that person for the Highlands County Commission. He suggested that he … read more.
County approves sidewalk schedule
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Residents wanting to walk alongside Avon PArk’s Cornell Street in the next five years will have to wait until the state has funded a sidewalk along Memorial Drive. … read more.
Wine Walks out, Sip and Shop in
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING —The monthly Wine Walk has been drawing people to downtown Sebring, but some merchants say it also is keeping people away. As a result, the event will have a … read more.
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Monday Morning Nature Walks continue in March
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:18AM
SEBRING —The list of hikes for this season’s Monday Morning Nature Walks by Highlands Hammock will include a walk at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park and a walk at Seven Lakes. All walks are scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. … read more.

Unsung Hero: A family history of caring and sharing
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:16AM
LAKE PLACID — Unsung Heroes often run in generations. Take Eddie Mae Henderson, an acknowledged hero in the town of Lake Placid, but unknown in the rest of county. She follows in her mother’s footsteps. Henderson and her family arrived … read more.

Organization to help plan for future transportation needs in the area
Wed  Mar 4 2015 08:31AM
SEBRING — Elected officials often cringe when they hear the word “mandate” because it usually means there is no money to go with what is being required by the state. Another mandate has come down the pike affecting Highlands County, … read more.

Sottile to run for sheriff
Sun  Mar 1 2015 10:14AM
SEBRING — Bail bondsman James “Jimmy” Sottile has now become the second person to file paperwork as an official candidate for Highlands County Sheriff in 2016. He turned in paperwork at noon Tuesday to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Capt. … read more.

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Legislature launches 2015 session
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in … read more.

US stocks fall broadly
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but … read more.

‘A very bad deal’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily … read more.

Congress OKs Homeland funding
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as … read more.

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