LAKE PLACID — Charlie and Liz Swift will have a unique memory to look back on when remembering their 50th anniversary party — the threat of a fire. Lake Placid Fire Chief Adam Hess confirmed that a lightning storm has been blamed on setting the attic insulation on fire.
MIAMI — Beryl, a tiny, fast-moving storm, will likely be a hurricane when it reaches Caribbean islands over the weekend hit hard by Hurricane Maria last year.
LAKE PLACID — The Dr. Tom McDonald 5K has been a staple of the Caladium Festival since 2004 and McDonald was instrumental in getting the race going. He went to Rev. Ray Cameron and explained there used to be a 5K held in Lake Placid and there should be one again.
SEBRING — When Denise Grimsley first got into politics, it was mainly because she had seen a lack of leadership with her Florida Legislature and state agencies.
SEBRING — Colton Dixie Sherwood, 25, of Sebring was arrested on Thursday, July 5 on multiple charges after leading police on a short but high-speed car pursuit. According to an arrest report by the Sebring Police Department, Colton was charged with domestic battery and assault, among other c…
AVON PARK — After being contacted by Sebring Florida Hospital Transition Specialist Supervisor Lisa Adams expressing the need in our area for Adult Incontinence Products for those on fixed incomes that are transitioning home from hospital care, Highlands County Moose Lodge #2494 Social Quart…
Cornelia L. Braswell, 70, passed away July 5, 2018, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of J.C. and Dot Braswell, of Alachua, Florida, who predeceased her. She was a retired Special Education teacher and had resided in Sebring, Florida, for many years.
SEBRING—While conducting a watch order at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lemon Avenue on July 3, Sebring Police Department officers heard a woman yelling, who was later found with drugs and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
AVON PARK—Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an altercation that was causing a disturbance at a gas station, and when the person involved with the dispute was searched, deputies found illegal drugs, according to the report.
AVON PARK — The Avon Park City Council will consider approving the fire assessment rates for 2018-19 with no changes from current rates, at its meeting at 6 p.m. today.
Amidst its first season of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition, eEuroparts.com Racing showed the rest of the TCR field at Watkins Glen International last weekend just how strong its team can be.
AVON PARK — An Avon Park woman allegedly stole a wallet that was left at Avon Park City Hall, and the incident was captured on surveillance video, according to the arrest report.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the seventh round of the 12-race season, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix on Sunday.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, at Mass recently with his newest cardinals, described being in contact with “real human dramas” and people’s “concrete existence” as integral to the Catholic church’s mission.
We live in a society where everything is always moving, changing and challenging us to maintain our sanity. We have to be up early and get ready for a day at work; there is getting the kids ready for school, making sure they get to baseball, football, volleyball, music lessons, dance lessons…
Jack A. Brown, 91, passed away on July 5, 2018. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Aug. 9, 1926 to Charles R. and Anna Leistikow Brown. He had been a Highlands County resident since 1989. Jack joined the U.S. Navy in October of 1943 and then U.S. Army in May of 1947. He worked as a he…
LAKE PLACID — At last year’s festival, Maureen Fulginiti’s “Caladiums at Sunset” won the 2018 Caladium Festival Art Competition. Her original pastel drawing has been hanging in Heartland National Bank over the past year. The design has been used on posters, T-shirts and more to promote this …
John Ralph Hollenberg, 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 9, 2018. Ralph was born on May 7, 1931 in Sebring, Florida, where he lived most of his life. He married Jean Stauffer Breidenstine of Lebanon, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1953 and shared 64 years of life togethe…
AVON PARK — The works of Miami artist Andres Lopez are on display now at the Heartland Cultural Alliance Museum Gallery within the Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art in Avon Park.
AVON PARK — Florida National Guardsman Sgt. Darius Williams of Avon Park, currently deployed in Kuwait, received a first-hand congratulations from Gov. Rick Scott.
Florida has identified 12 counties, including Highlands, that haven’t recovered from the recession, and state officials want to determine what is needed to improve the economy in those communities.
Marietta D. Tasca, aka “Aunt Mar,” was born March, 2 1943 and passed away July 3, 2018. Mari was a therapist who lived to help others. She traveled the world and enjoyed the history, beauty, and architecture of every location she traveled. She was also an avid animal lover. She was special t…
The homeownership rate has been increasing recently following more than 10 years of decline. According to the U.S. Census, the rate peaked in the first quarter of 2005 at 69.1 percent and then declined to a low of 62.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016. It has been creeping up since then…
A computer can trounce a human chess master and solve complex mathematical calculations in seconds. Can it do a better job investing your money than a flesh-and-blood portfolio manager?
WASHINGTON — American businesses added 177,000 workers in June, a sign of health and resilience for the U.S. labor market and economy, according to a private survey.
WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects edged up 0.4 percent in May, while April’s figure was revised down significantly — signs that new building is still uneven despite a growing economy.
When you are considering to rent out a room in your home it is to your advantage to hire a Realtor who specializes in renting and leasing property in your community. Your Realtor shall guide you on the bells and whistles your city and county requires, if any.
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